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‘Spurned lover’ gets life term for murder
Chandigarh, May 31
The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Surinder Singh Sahni today awarded life imprisonment to a man for murdering a girl. The court convicted Ashok Kumar in a case of murder under Section 302 of the IPC. He has also been fined Rs 10,000.

Neha Kamal of Pinjore tops in district
Panchkula, May 31
 Neha Kamal, who has topped in the matric exam of the Haryana Board of School Education by securing 97.6 per cent marks, along with her father at Panchkula. Daughter of a waiter, Neha Kamal, a student of JPG High School, Pinjore, has stood first in the district by scoring 488 marks out of 500 in the matriculation examination.

elated Neha Kamal, who has topped in the matric exam of the Haryana Board of School Education by securing 97.6 per cent marks, along with her father at Panchkula. A tribune photograph


Student leaders clash on PU campus
Chandigarh, May 31
A UT police beat constable’s leg was injured while he was trying to stop certain Panjab University (PU) student leaders from entering into a brawl with another group during the final exam at the Department of Laws today.

2 teenagers drown in pond
Kharar, May 31
Two teenagers from Batta village drowned in a pond near Sotal village here today. The incident took place around 11.30 am. The victims have been identified as 16-year-old Gurdeep Singh and 17-year-old Charanjit Singh.

Pond part of SYL canal!
Kharar, May 31
The pond where the two teenagers drowned is located right in the middle of the Sutlej-Yamuna Link canal.The pond came into being after people from Sotal, Batta and adjoining areas erected a temporary bundh in a bid to harvest rainwater in the canal. This resulted in the formation of around 35-foot-deep pond.

HC warrant officer raids police station
Panchkula, May 31
The warrant officer (WO) of the Punjab and Haryana High Court raided the Sector 5 police station here late in the evening and got released an illegally detained person, Bhupinder Singh, a resident of Sector 21.

Traffic helpline inaccessible to most
Chandigarh, May 31
Once immensely popular with city residents, the toll free helpline number of the Chandigarh traffic police- 1073- has lost its sheen as a result of the apathy of traffic police officials. The number, which in 2008 used to be flooded with over 300 calls a day now receives a meager five to six calls a day. With only BSNL subscribers able to access the number its very purpose has no been defeated.


Khurana, Bhag Singh get bail
Chandigarh, May 31
A CBI court today granted bail to former Punjab Chief Parliamentary Secretary Raj Khurana in a bribery case for which he was arrested earlier this month.The former CPS was in CBI custody for the past 25 days. Besides, another accused Bhag Singh, private secretary to Minister for Social Security Swarna Ram, was also granted bail.

MC wards set to go up to 32
Chandigarh, May 31
Delimitation of wards of the municipal corporation is high on the agenda of the UT administration. A proposal to increase the wards from current 26 to 32 in the elections to be held in November this year is doing the rounds of the administrative circles.

CII wing to dispose of city’s e-waste
Chandigarh, May 31
The Chandigarh administration is all set for proper disposal of e-waste in the city. For the purpose, the UT environment department is roping in the Young India (YI), a wing of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), which will tie-up with a Roorkee-based private company in the business of recycling e-waste.

Protest over officials’ role in death of MC employee
Rani, widow of road wing employee Mahesh, with her child during a protest outside the MC office in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Chandigarh, May 31
Municipal corporation employees today staged a protest over the lackadaisical attitude of the officials in hospitalising a road wing employee, Mahesh, who died while on duty on May 17.

all is lost Rani, widow of road wing employee Mahesh, with her child during a protest outside the MC office in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Shun smoking, advise doctors
Chandigarh, May 31
Tobacco smoking is one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced and over three billion smokers worldwide are not only putting themselves to risk but also non-smokers, observed city doctors on the World No Tobacco Day today.

Chandigarh residents smoke at a public place in Sector 34 on World NoTobacco Day on Tuesday; and (right) Policemen challan them for the offence.
Chandigarh residents smoke at a public place in Sector 34 on World NoTobacco Day on Tuesday; and (right) Policemen challan them for the offence.Tribune photos: Manoj Mahajan

Online assessment of industrial units soon
Chandigarh, May 31
To deal with cases of assessment of the industrial units promptly, the UT excise and taxation department will start their online assessment shortly.“The form is ready and is lying with the National Informatics Centre for approval. It will take another 15 days for its finalisation,” said Naresh Dubey, assistant excise and taxation commissioner, during the first meeting of the Single Window Committee here today.

P’kula SP told to streamline traffic on Pinjore
 Snarl-ups are commonplace at Tribune Chowk, Chandigarh. Chandigarh, May 31
Puffing and panting their way up to the hill state of Himachal Pradesh, vehicles will not run into traffic jams even during peak tourist season if the Punjab and Haryana High Court orders are complied with in letter and spirit.

gridlock Snarl-ups are commonplace at Tribune Chowk, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Loudspeakers banned in Mohali till July 25
Mohali, May 31
A ban has been imposed by the Mohali Administration on the use of loudspeakers and loud music at marriage functions and at banquet halls till July 25.

Parents seek speedy probe, meet IG
Panchkula, May 31
Irked over the slow probe by the local police in the Simran murder case, her family members met the Haryana IG here today and demanded speedy investigation in the case.

Tribune Assistant Managers retire
Balkrishan Sharma, Asistant Manager (Press), retired today after putting in more than 31 years of service in the institution. He joined the institution in 1981 as a lino-operator.

Octogenarian injured as his scooter hits pothole in Mohali
Mohali, May 31
Victim Labh Singh shows the pothole on the road separating Sectors 66 and 67 in Mohali. If words of an octogenarian Labh Singh are to be believed, the rhetoric by Punjab’s Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal to change the face of Mohali through development exists only on paper.His belief is not unfounded. He almost survived a fatal accident with serious injuries all over his body after his scooter hit a pothole right in the middle of the road dividing Sectors 66 and 67 on May 24. 

Victim Labh Singh shows the pothole on the road separating Sectors 66 and 67 in Mohali.Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Victim appears before CBI court
Panchkula, May 31
The only victim in the multi-crore kidney racket appeared before the special CBI court here today.The CBI court had summoned all the victims and complainants, which are 11 in number, during the previous hearing.

Pension relief for JCOs
Chandigarh, May 31
Providing relief to personnel below officer rank (PBOR) granted honorary commission in the services, the Chandigarh Bench of the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) today ruled that those who had retired before January 2006 are entitled to the same post Sixth Pay Commission pension scales as applicable to similarly ranked Viceroy’s Commissioned Officers (VCOs) of the erstwhile British Indian Army.

Jan Shatabdi late by 3 hrs
Mohali, May 31
The Jan Shatabdi passengers at the Mohali Railway Station protested against the delay in arrival of the train this morning.

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A farewell function in the honour of Surinder Pal, general secretary of the coordination committee of the Central Government Employees and Workers, circle secretary of the All-India RMS and MMS Employees’ Union, was organised on the eve of his retirement here on Tuesday. Employees from the department of posts, BSNL, and other Central government offices participated in the event.


‘Victory of courage to dream’
PankajChandigarh, May 31
Gopal Kumar, a small time labourer in Sangrur, had always existed unknown and ignored while he toiled for years to get square meals for his family. But the CBSE PMT results declared late last night changed his destiny when people walked up to congratulate him, as his son, Pankaj secured 33rd rank in the Scheduled Caste category, paving a path for admission to a good medical college.


CBSE class X result today
Chandigarh, May 31
After a prolonged wait, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will declare the result of the Secondary School Examination 2011 (Class X) for the Panchkula region tomorrow at 4 pm.

Students fare badly compared to last year
Panchkula, May 31
Claims of the Education Department notwithstanding, the performance of schools in the district with regard to the matriculation examination showed a sliding trend as the pass percentage has gone down from 68.72 per cent to 56.52 per cent. The Haryana Board of School Education declared the results today.

Priest’s son wants to be an IAS officer
Panchkula, May 31
 Ashish Mishra, along with his parents, at his residence in Sector 15, Panchkula, on Tuesday. A priest’s son Ashish Mishra of New India Public School Sector 15, who has shared the third position with Tanya Pandey of Sarthak Model School, securing 96 per cent marks in the Haryana board exams wants to become an IAS officer.

proud moment Ashish Mishra, along with his parents, at his residence in Sector 15, Panchkula, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan


Two from Patiala in top 100
Patiala, May 31
Making the city proud, two students of Patiala ranked amongst the top 100 in the All-India CBSE Pre-Medical Test, the result of which was declared late last night. Samman Verma and Ankita Garg ranked 26th and 62nd in the test, respectively.

Six of family injured as roof collapses
Ambala,May 31
Six persons of a family, including five children, have been injured as a roof collapsed at Ghasitpur village near here last evening.Raj Kumar, a labourer, staying in the house who sustained injuries said that his five children Preeti (14), Manbari (10), Sheikhar (8), Palak (6) and Saloni (4) were injured due to the sudden collapse of the roof of their house.

Snatchers’ gang busted, two held
Ambala, May 31
The Ambala police has busted a gang of snatchers involved in several cases of snatching in Haryana, Punjab and UP. They have arrested two youths identified as Sunil and Parkash, both resident of Muradabad in Uttar Pradesh.

Residents demand facelift of holy pond
Ambala, May 31
Residents of the city have demanded the face-lift of over 150 years old holy historic Naorang Roy pond, which has been turned into a tank filled with countless polythene bags containing filth due to utter neglects by the administration.

Woman consumes poison, in-laws booked
Dera Bassi, May 31
The police has booked three members of a family after the death of a woman, who allegedly consumed poison three days ago. According to sources, Balwinder Kaur (32), wife of Gurdarshan Singh, a resident of Pragpur, who allegedly consumed poison on May 28, today died at the GMCH, Chandigarh.

Col’s allegation: Rs 71,600 fraudulently withdrawn from bank account
Ambala, May 31
Col RS Dhindsa has become a victim of ATM card cloning as somebody has withdrawn Rs 71,600 from his bank account in the State Bank of India, Yamunanagar branch.

Shalinder, Ansuman script BECC victory
Patiala, May 31
Riding high on a fine batting display by Shalinder (39 not out) and a fine bowling by Ansuman (three for 23), hosts BECC drubbed YPS, Patiala, by seven wickets in the 11th Hot Weather Under-14 Cricket Tournament, which is in progress on different grounds in the city.



HC: No additional hike for officials with LLM
Chandigarh, May 31
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today dismissed its own appeal to hold that judicial officers with masters’ degree were entitled to additional increments.In its appeal placed before the Division Bench of Justice MM Kumar and Justice Gurdev Singh, the high court had challenged its own order passed by a Single Judge in the case of judicial officer Priya Sood and other petitioners. At the time of filing the case, Sood was posted as Gurdaspur Chief Judicial Magistrate.


Factory vandalised; three held
Chandigarh, May 31
A factory was vandalised by a group of youths, causing extensive damage to property, at Ram Darbar here late last night. The police arrested three persons — Sunny, Rajat and Sukhdev Singh — in a case of rioting and assault on the complaint of Rakesh Gulati, a resident of Sector 8, Panchkula. Gulati alleged that his factory was trespassed by 40 persons, causing extensive damage to his property.


Rohit puts best foot forward in U-14
A player in action during the Talent Series Tennis Tournament at Dikshant School, Sector 12, Panchkula, on Tuesday.Panchkula, May 31
Rohit Dhiman outclassed Siddhart Basnet 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-4 in the pre-quarterfinal match of U-14 in the ongoing Dikshant AITA Total Tennis Tournament being played at Dikshant Global School, Sector 12, here today.

good return A player in action during the Talent Series Tennis Tournament at Dikshant School, Sector 12, Panchkula, on Tuesday. Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan

Coaching Centre lift champions trophy
Panchkula, May 31
An all-round performance by Yuvraj Singh (51 and two for 14) guided the Coaching Centre (CC), Sector 3, to lift the champions’ trophy after defeating Andale Cricket Academy by five runs in the final match of the Under-16 Cricket Championship at Barwala on Sunday.

Shri Shri Cricket academy thrash Eicher School
Chandigarh, May 31
The Shri Shri Cricket Academy thrashed Eicher School, Parwanoo, by 111 runs in a match of the 3rd Ashok Kumar Vij Memorial Cricket Tournament U-14, being organised by the Professional Cricket Club at Banyan Tree School, Sector 48, here today.

Cricket meet from June 7
Chandigarh, May 31
LIC Cricket Club will organise U-16 Cricket Tournament from June 7. Total eight teams have confirmed their participation.The teams will be divided into two pools of four teams each and the tournament will be played on a league basis and matches will be of 30 overs each side.


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