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Cop pays for sloppy probe
Panchkula, July 5
City Superintendent of Police (SP) Maneesh Chaudhary today suspended assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Mahmood Khan, Additional SHO of the Sector-14 police station for not doing a fair investigation in a gangrape case registered against three persons.

Man gets life term for murder
Chandigarh, July 5
Additional District and Sessions Judge Preeti Sahni today awarded life imprisonment to a Mohali resident for killing his daughter’s mother-in-law. The court also directed the accused to pay Rs 10,000 in fine.

BTech student killed after clash
Rajpura, July 5
A 19-year-old Police officials inspect the spot where Himanshu (inset) was hit with a brick at the institute near Rajpura BTech first-year student of the Surya World Institute, near here, was killed this morning after a scuffle between two groups at the hostel. The students were fighting over “stolen” mattresses.

Police officials inspect the spot where Himanshu (inset) was hit with a brick at the institute near Rajpura on Tuesday. 
photo: JS Virdi

PCA orders suspension of inspector, 2 SIs
Chandigarh, July 5
Coming down heavily on inspector Udey Pal Singh, who was reinstated on June 23 after remaining suspended for five months for negligence in the Khushpreet case, wherein the five-year-old boy was kidnapped and later killed, the Police Complaint Authority (PCA) today ordered the suspension of the inspector, along with two sub-inspectors (SIs), for gross abuse of power as they failed to arrest an accused in a case even three years after the registration of the FIR.

Workers raise a pole to install floodlights at the cricket stadium in Sector 16, Chandigarh.
Workers raise a pole to install floodlights at the cricket stadium in Sector 16, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu


Clean-up session
A JCB machine demolishes encroachments during a drive carried out by the UT administrationat Sector 26, Chandigarh
A JCB machine demolishes encroachments during a drive carried out by the UT administrationat Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Keep estate office files within: DC
Chandigarh, July 5
UT Deputy Commissioner Brijendra Singh today issued an advisory to Assistant Estate Officer (AEO) Rahul Gupta over completing file work of the estate office outside the premises. Talking to Chandigarh Tribune, Brijendra Singh said Gupta was advised to avoid taking estate office files to other offices of his.
“The estate office is the premier institute and the stakes are high here. It is prudent to complete its work on the premises. This is the advisory,” said the Deputy Commissioner.


Tricity scan

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CITCO’s gift to staff: Torn, oversized uniforms
Chandigarh, July 5
The questionable quality of uniform for 1,200 staff members of the Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation (CITCO), which were recently procured from a Noida-based company at a cost of Rs 32 lakh, have turned out to be either tight, oversized or varying in colour shade. CITCO employees have already filed over 175 complaints regarding the coarse cloth, torn pockets and fading of colour of the uniforms.
Besides, the other common complaint regarding the uniforms for which the measurement of every employee was taken in November 2010, are either tight, oversized or varying in colour shade.

Setback for Panchkula police as witnesses turn hostile
Panchkula, July 5
The Panchkula police received double setback when the Kalka gangrape victim failed to identify the fourth accused

PGI officials under fire for absolving doctor
Chandigarh, July 5
The PGI authorities have come under fire from the family of 55-year-old Ghinder Singh for having given a clean chit to the doctor who had treated the patient on June 27 when he got burnt on a stretcher while being revived by giving him electric shocks. Claiming the report to be lopsided, the family has maintained that the authorities conducted the probe without even recording their statement.

Man falls into manhole, injured
Zirakpur, July 5
An employee of PSCPL had a narrow escape when he fell into an open manhole of water supply in Balaji Enclave, located on the Zirakpur-Patiala road here last late night. He has been admitted to a private hospital for treatment.


Panel formed to hold entrance test for IITs 
Chandigarh, July 5
A committee has been constituted for conducting a common entrance test (CET) for engineering in the country, “as per the decision of the council for IITs”. A core committee, comprising Vice-Chancellors of the central universities, has also recommended common entrance examination for admission to the graduate courses in these institutions.

Mission admission
Students submit forms at Panjab University in Chandigarh
Students submit forms at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Tuesday. 
Tribune photo: Parvesh chauhan

PU runs out of MBA forms
Chandigarh, July 5
With the forms running out of stock at the post office located in Panjab University, applicants for masters in business administration (MBA) today faced a harrowing time.

PU applicants unable to deposit fees online
Chandigarh, July 5
An online fee deposit system that has become virtually defunct has come as a big disappointment for applicants for Panjab University courses during the peak admission season on the campus. Each time a new user attempts to create an account to pay the fee online, an error occurs in the system and the security code, which is mandatory to complete the process, does not appear on screen.

6,000 prospectuses downloaded this year
Chandigarh, July 5
The idea of providing online prospectus for government colleges seems to have taken the UT department of higher education by surprise as around 6,000 prospectuses were downloaded this year.


8 injured in group clash, 11 booked 
Lalru, July 5
Eight persons were injured in a clash over a piece of land at Dehar village near Lalru last evening.

Car rams into shop, man killed
Kalka, July 5
A recklessly driven car today claimed life of a 55-year-old man. According to information available, the incident took place at around 8am in Madhanwala village of Pinjore Block.


14 lawyers get time till Sept 20 to file reply
Chandigarh, July 5
Fourteen lawyers, in contempt loop in the district courts violence case, were today given time till September 20 to file their reply.

HC multi-level car parking gets going
Chandigarh, July 5
Parking blues in the Punjab and Haryana High Court are a thing of the past — at least for the time being. Putting to halt the inconvenience caused to lawyers, litigants and visitors to the court, the city’s second multi-level parking became operational here today. The only other operational multi-level parking is in the PGIMER.


SD College students attack ex-pupil
Mohali, July 5
A former student of SD College, Jatinder Pal Singh (20), was injured after being attacked by a group of armed students of the college in the Phase-VII market here late this evening.

Jewellery worth ~ 4 lakh stolen
Panchkula, July 5
Thieves decamped with gold jewellery worth Rs 4 lakh from the owner of a jewellery shop when she boarded the bus for Nawanshahar from the Sector 5 inter-state bus terminus (ISBT) to attend a marriage of her younger sister.

Youth found dead near railway underpass
Panchkula, July 5
Prem Pal (27), a resident of New Indira Colony, who was missing since yesterday morning was found dead near the railway underpass in the Mansa Devi Complex area here this afternoon.

Two home guard jawans beaten up, 2 booked
Panchkula, July 5
The Panchkula police arrested two persons for beating two home guard jawans when the latter stopped them from entering the Mansa Devi Temple from the VVIP gate on Tuesday afternoon.

Denied permission for school trip, boy commits suicide
Panchkula, July 5
Depressed over the denial by parents to join a school trip to Manali on June 26, Prateek Kumar, a student of Class X, possibly led him to commit suicide.


Easy wins for Fatehdeep, Ranjeet
Power play Tanushree Vele of Tamil Nadu plays a shot during the CLTA-AITA Tennis Tournament in Chandigarh on Tuesday. She beat Salim Saleema 6-3, 6-1. Chandigarh, July 5
Fatehdeep Singh of DAV Public School, Sector 15, defeated Aman Rawat of Delhi in the boy’s (u-16) category of the ongoing CLTA-AITA National Series Tennis Tournament for Boys and Girls (U-14 and U-16) at the CLTA complex, here today.

ower play Tanushree Vele of Tamil Nadu plays a shot during the CLTA-AITA Tennis Tournament in Chandigarh on Tuesday. She beat Salim Saleema 6-3, 6-1. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan 

‘Home’ crowd roots for players from sidelines
Chandigarh, July 5
Players might sweat it out to win a competition on-field, but off-field it’s their parents, who support them, to ensure their ‘win’.

Divya pockets billiards title
Chandigarh, July 5
Divya Sharma defeated veteran player Anil Sharma to lift the title in the 25th Haryana State Senior Billiards Championship here today.

PCA releases sports calendar
Chandigarh, July 5
The Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) has announced its annual sports calendar.



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