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Girl acquitted in hit-and-run case
A file photo of the car that was being driven by Sukhmani Brar at the time of the accident.Chandigarh, June 7
The court of Judicial Magistrate (First Class) Mahesh Grover today acquitted a 21-year-old girl who was arrested by the police for killing two persons, including a seven-year-old boy, in a freak road accident in August 2010.

A file photo of the car that was being driven by Sukhmani Brar at the time of the accident.

Policeman accused of killing wife commits suicide
Dera Bassi, June 7
A policeman who allegedly murdered his wife in Dera Bassi on Tuesday evening committed suicide by jumping in front of a train near here last night.




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CBI court allows dera chief to go abroad
Panchkula, June 7
The CBI court has allowed Dera Sacha Sauda head Baba Ram Rahim to go abroad for medical treatment. Baba Ram Rahim is facing three criminal cases.


COMMUNITY

Subcommittees eyewash
Chandigarh, June 7
It will not be a cakewalk for the chairmen of nine subcommittees of the municipal corporation (MC) as a majority of those have not come up with any concrete decision or policy in the last five years.

GMCH sweepers protest, resume duty
Sweepers protest at the Government Medical College and Hospital in Sector 32 of Chandigarh on Thursday.Chandigarh, June 7
Protesting against delay in disbursal of salary and arrears, sweepers at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, went on strike here today.



Sweepers protest at the Government Medical College and Hospital in Sector 32 of Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

Encroachers challaned
Chandigarh, June 7
An enforcement team of the municipal corporation (MC) issued 50 challans to encroachers at the Shastri Market in Sector 22 here during an anti-encroachment drive today.

Anna, Ramdev two sides of same coin: Kiran Bedi
Chandigarh, June 7
Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi today said Team Anna and Swami Ramdev were two sides of the same coin in the fight against corruption.

Save pet dogs from heat, says vet
Chandigarh, June 7
If you have a dog as a pet, it is time to protect it from heatstroke. The scorching heat in the region has made it a difficult time for canines.

They are back
Encroachments continue at the parking and corridor in the market at Sector 22 in Chandigarh on Thursday evening.
Encroachments continue at the parking and corridor in the market at Sector 22 in Chandigarh on Thursday evening. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari
Record room being used as parking
Scooters parked amid racks of files in the basement of the municipal corporation office at Sector 17 in Chandigarh.
Scooters parked amid racks of files in the basement of the municipal corporation office at Sector 17 in Chandigarh. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

Pulse polio drive in Mohali
MOHALI, June 7
Mohali Deputy Commissioner Varun Roojam today directed medical staff to make proper arrangements for the nation-wide pulse polio drive in the district.

Panther spotted near Mata Mansa Devi Temple
Panchkula, June 7
Panic gripped the area near Mata Mansa Devi Temple when a priest spotted a panther last night.

EDUCATION

BCom online admissions from June 14 
Chandigarh, June 7
The online admission to BCom in Panjab University affiliated colleges at Chandigarh and Ludhiana would commence on June 14 for over 4, 000 seats. The last date for filling the online application is June 28 and students will have to submit the hard copies of their application forms before June 30.

Manpreet in a jubilant mood with her family in Ropar on Thursday. Village girl secures 3rd position
Ropar, June 7
Itís dream come true for a girl from a very small village as she has secured third position in Punjab with 93.8 per cent marks in class XII commerce stream here today.


Manpreet in a jubilant mood with her family in Ropar on Thursday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

PSEB Class XII exams
No student from Mohali in merit list
Mohali, June 7
It came as a big jolt to parents and students when no student from Mohali town managed to make it to the merit list of the Senior Secondary (Class XII) examinations of the Punjab School Education Board, the final results of which were announced here today.

Children make faces during a theatre workshop at the Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Thursday.
Bright sparks: Children make faces during a theatre workshop at the Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Conference on distance education concludes
Chandigarh, June 7
The national conference organised by the University School of Open Learning (USOL), Panjab University, to mark the 50 years of services of distance education in India "Correspondence Education to Open and Distance: 50 years of Revolution and Challenges Ahead" concluded today. A total of 56 research papers were presented during the event.

CBSE to restructure class X, XII paper formats
Chandigarh, June 7
It is not a sudden increase in students' academic capabilities or efficiency, but the format of question papers, which is responsible for the increase in the number of students securing tons of marks in class X and XII examinations.

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

MUNICIPAL POLL
Endless wait for peopleís mandate
Ropar, June 7
The Roopnagar municipal corporation by-elections passed off peacefully, witnessing 71.03 per cent polling.

SAD, BJP leaders target UPA govt
Patiala, June 7
Cashing in on the anti-UPA sentiment on account of skyrocketing prices of essential commodities, a majority of the SAD and BJP candidates are primarily focusing on the issue of inflation during the election campaign for 50 municipal wards of Patiala.

LPG Shortage in dera bassi
Dera Bassi, June 7
Due to a shortage of LPG cylinders at Dera Bassi, residents have been facing a tough time.

Dreaded criminal flees from police custody
Nabha/Patiala, June 7
The Punjab police has sounded an alert in the state after a dreaded criminal, Sukhbir Singh alias Sukha, escaped from its custody last evening. Initial probe has suggested that certain policemen might have helped the criminal.

3 get life term for murder
Ambala, June 7
Additional Sessions Judge of Ambala Sandeep Garg today awarded life imprisonment to 90-year-old Lal Chand, his wife Omwati and his son Deepak on the charge of murdering their tenant.

CRIME

CSIO Director's e-mail hacked
Chandigarh, June 7
Miscreants have hacked the Yahoo e-mai
l account of Dr Pawan Kapoor, Director of the CSIO at Sector 30 here.

SPORTS

City team trounce Patiala by innings
Chandigarh, June 7
The local cricket team trounced Patiala by an innings on the final day of the Inter district cricket tournament for boys (U-22) being held at Dhruv Pandove Satdium, Patiala.

Bangladesh, CFI XI win matches on first day
A batsman plays a shot during the match between Jharkhand and Bangladesh at Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Sector 3, Panchkula, on Thursday.Panchkula, June 7
On the first day of 16th All India Ranbir Singh Hooda Cricket Tournament, the Bangladesh team defeated Jharkhand, while CFI XI overcame Sri Lanka at Tau Devi Lal stadium.


A batsman plays a shot during the match between Jharkhand and Bangladesh at Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Sector 3, Panchkula, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

CABA selects 16-member boxing squad
Chandigarh, June 7
The Chandigarh Amateur Boxing Association (CABA) has selected the 16-member squad to represent the city in the upcoming 19th Senior Men and 7th Senior Women Northern India Boxing Championships to be held at Shimla from June 9 to 11.

Local lad secures 16th position
Chandigarh, June 7
Local chess player 18-year-old Himal Gusain of SD School, Sector 32, managed to secure 7 points out of 10 to attain 16th position in the recently concluded Grandmaster Chess tournament at Odisha.

 



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