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Bizman kidnapped in his Merc for ransom

Bizman kidnapped in his Merc for ransom

Released after taking Rs 3 lakh; SUV found abandoned22 Feb 2018 | 2:35 AM

CHANDIGARH: Three miscreants kidnapped a businessman in his Mercedes SUV at gunpoint from Sector 9 and released him near Elante Mall after taking a ransom of Rs 3 lakh and fled with his SUV late tonight.

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 21

Three miscreants kidnapped a businessman in his Mercedes SUV at gunpoint from Sector 9 and released him near Elante Mall after taking a ransom of Rs 3 lakh and fled with his SUV late tonight. The SUV was later found abandoned on the road towards the Industrial Area, Phase II, near the Kali Bari light point. Sources said the miscreants asked him to pay pay a ransom of Rs 3 lakh. The victim then asked his friend to bring the money.

The sources said the victim, Harpreet, a resident of Sector 10, was kidnapped at gunpoint from outside a gym in Sector 9. The victim’s father owns Gurdev Studio in Sector 17, Chandigarh.

The miscreants then drove across the city.

The police were informed about the incident, who rushed to the spot. UT SSP Jagdale Nilambari Vijay also reached the spot.

Police teams posted at exit points in the city were alerted about the incident, apart from PCR vehicles.

The police of neighbouring states were also informed about the incident. The statement of the complainant was recorded. No police official was available for comments. An investigation has been initiated by the police.

Five autos, bike, two rehris set on fire at Sector 52

Five autos, bike, two rehris set on fire at Sector 52

22 Feb 2018 | 2:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: Unidentified miscreants set five autos, a motorcycle and two rehris on fire at Teen Colony, Sector 52.

Honeypreet, 21 others charged with seditionPanchkula violence

Honeypreet, 21 others charged with sedition

22 Feb 2018 | 2:34 AM

PANCHKULA: The special investigation team (SIT) of the Haryana Police has slapped the sedition charge against 22 accused, including Honeypreet Insan, in connection with the Panchkula violence on August 25 last year.

Carjackers target chef in P’kula

Carjackers target chef in P’kula

22 Feb 2018 | 2:34 AM

PANCHKULA: A car was taken away at gunpoint on the road separating Sector 5 and 6 here on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday.

Give details of expenditure, income: HC to school body

22 Feb 2018 | 2:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: About a year after the Punjab and Haryana High Court took cognisance of a petition challenging 8 per cent cap on annual increase in the school fee, the Division Bench of Justice Surya Kant and Justice Shekher Dhawan has told the petitioner, the Independent School Association, to give details of expenditure, income and future projections.

Biker dies in hit-and-run

Biker dies in hit-and-run

22 Feb 2018 | 2:34 AM

LALRU: In yet another hit-and-run case, a 23-year-old youth was killed after his Bullet motorcycle was allegedly hit by an unknown vehicle on the Chandigarh-Ambala stretch here on Wednesday afternoon.

Woman ends her life at Sohana

22 Feb 2018 | 2:34 AM

MOHALI: A 30-year-old married woman allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at Sohana today.

Prez to arrive in city on Feb 27

22 Feb 2018 | 2:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: President Ram Nath Kovind will arrive in Chandigarh on February 27 to attend the golden jubilee celebrations of the MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, on February 28.

Tribune flyover: Soil-testing survey starts

Tribune flyover: Soil-testing survey starts

22 Feb 2018 | 2:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: The consultant appointed by the Chandigarh Administration for the Tribune flyover project has started a survey.

Rape victim beats up accused at Dist Courts

22 Feb 2018 | 2:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: High drama was witnessed at the District Courts complex this evening after a rape victim beat up the accused in full public view.

UT officers condemn assault on Delhi CS

22 Feb 2018 | 2:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: The IAS, IPS, IFS, PCS, HCS and all other officers working in the UT Administration today strongly condemned the assault on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs at the residence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, where he had gone for a meeting, late on Monday night.

Sector 32/33 rotary to be history soon

Sector 32/33 rotary to be history soon

22 Feb 2018 | 2:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Municipal Corporation has started the work to dismantle another roundabout in the city.

Cheating case: 19 years on, woman PO gives up in court

22 Feb 2018 | 2:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: An accused declared proclaimed offender (PO) in a cheating case registered in 1999 surrendered in a local court today.

Ex-banker denied bail in Rs13-lakh fraud case

22 Feb 2018 | 2:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court today dismissed a bail plea of a former employee of an ICICI Bank in a Rs 13 lakh fraud case.

Singers Ankit Tiwari, Gippy Grewal to performRose Festival

Singers Ankit Tiwari, Gippy Grewal to perform

22 Feb 2018 | 2:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: Bollywood singer Ankit Tiwari and Punjabi singers Gippy Grewal and Kulwinder Billa will enthrall visitors during the musical nights at the 46th Rose Festival to be held at Rose Garden in Sector 16 here from February 23 to 25.

Exam warriors, do as the Navy Seals do itBROAD STROKES

Exam warriors, do as the Navy Seals do it

22 Feb 2018 | 2:34 AM

I have been reading with interest the articles on exam stress of late.

Make every life count

Make every life count

22 Feb 2018 | 2:34 AM

The first 20 years of my life were spent in the beautiful city of Chandigarh.

A slice of heaven on earth

A slice of heaven on earth

22 Feb 2018 | 2:34 AM

The room where the interview was held was small.

Chargesheet filed in gang rape case

22 Feb 2018 | 2:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT police today filed a 372-page challan in the court in the case of 22-year-old girl who was gang-raped in the forest area of Sector 53 on November 17 last year.

inflated bills

Audit report for action against PU officials

22 Feb 2018 | 2:34 AM

CHANDIGARH:The UT Audit Department, in its audit report of Panjab University (PU) for 2016-17, has called for action against PU officials for submitting inflated bills and has suggested manpower audit there.

Rs 1 crore gift: Goyal a man with golden heart, says school

Rs 1 crore gift: Goyal a man with golden heart, says school

22 Feb 2018 | 2:34 AM

“Sandeep Goyal is a man with a golden heart,” said principal Kavita Das at a well–attended ceremony at St John’s High School here today.

Pvt schools against fee regulation this session

22 Feb 2018 | 2:34 AM

CHANDIGARH:Private schools are against the implementation of the Punjab Regulation of Fee of Unaided Educational Institutions Act, which limits fee hike to 8 per cent per year, for 2018-19 session.

International Mother Language Day observed

22 Feb 2018 | 2:34 AM

CHANDIGARH:The School of Punjabi Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh, organised a special lecture on International Mother Language Day today.

GMADA to evict illegal occupants

GMADA to evict illegal occupants

22 Feb 2018 | 2:34 AM

MOHALI: After seeing a lukewarm response to its offer of ‘booth against house’, now the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) is all set to forcibly evict unauthorised occupants of as many as 42 houses in ‘Danga Peerit colony’ at Phase 11 here.

Four missing minor girls traced to Ludhiana

22 Feb 2018 | 2:34 AM

MOHALI: Six days after four minor girls had gone missing from Mataur, the Mohali police today recovered them from Ludhiana.

Dera Bassi MC to beautify spaces under flyover

22 Feb 2018 | 2:34 AM

DERA BASSI: Drab spaces under the Dera Bassi flyover will soon be transformed into corners of colour and art with the civic body approving a long-discussed beautification programme.

ADC conducts checking at Zirakpur MC office

22 Feb 2018 | 2:34 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Chanrandev Singh Mann, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mohali, here today conducted a surprise checking at the Municipal Council office at Zirakpur.

Drug addict held for friend’s murder

22 Feb 2018 | 2:34 AM

ROPAR: With the arrest of a youth from the nearby Balsanda village, the district police have claimed to solve a one-year-old murder case.

embezzlement

Mohali DC wants ex-BDPO booked

22 Feb 2018 | 2:37 AM

MOHALI: Mohali Deputy Commissioner Gurpreet Kaur Sapra has issued directions to get Kharar’s former Block Development Panchayat Officer (BDPO) booked if he fails to provide accounts of Rs 8.76 lakh released under the MPLAD fund scheme.

19-year-old electrocuted

22 Feb 2018 | 2:34 AM

MOHALI: A 19-year-old migrant today died after receiving an electric shock on a machine while working at his work place at Phase 8, Industrial Area, here today.

BCA student died due to hanging, reveals autopsy

22 Feb 2018 | 2:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: The autopsy report of 19-year-old Bhawna, a BCA student of Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector 42, who was allegedly found hanging in the hostel room, states that the victim died following asphyxia due to hanging.

Car crushes youth’s leg

22 Feb 2018 | 2:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two motorcyclists sustained serious injuries in a road mishap in Sector 51 here on Tuesday night.

Month on, cops yet to trace 15-year-old boy

22 Feb 2018 | 2:34 AM

MOHALI: A month after a 15-year-old boy went missing from Phase X here, the police are yet to trace him.

Parking space a major worry

Parking space a major worry

22 Feb 2018 | 2:34 AM

PATIALA:The much-awaited Heritage and Saras Mela commenced with much fanfare here today.

This man spreads fragrance

This man spreads fragrance

22 Feb 2018 | 2:34 AM

PATIALA:With 70 varieties of perfumes, entrepreneur Subhash Kolla from Gollapudi village in Vijayawada has set up a stall at the Sheesh Mahal.

Five arrested with illicit liquor

22 Feb 2018 | 2:34 AM

PATIALA:The police have arrested five persons with illicit liquor in separate cases.

Book fair fetches Rs 42 lakh in two days

22 Feb 2018 | 2:34 AM

PATIALA:In a major boost for Punjabi University’s Publication Bureau, the sale of books on the first two days of the four-day book fair has crossed the Rs 42-lakh mark.

All-out efforts to be made to strengthen Punjabi: Mayor

All-out efforts to be made to strengthen Punjabi: Mayor

22 Feb 2018 | 2:34 AM

PATIALA:Mayor Sanjeev Sharma Bittu today said all possible efforts would be made to preserve and strengthen the Punjabi language.

Pbi varsity V-C hears out agitating students

22 Feb 2018 | 2:34 AM

PATIALA:Punjabi University Vice-Chancellor Prof BS Ghuman today met the agitating students of five-year integrated course in economics and discussed the problems being faced by them.

Modi befooling farmers, says Dharamsot

22 Feb 2018 | 2:34 AM

NABHA:Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his promise of doubling the income of farmers by 2022, Forest Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot here today said the PM was befooling the farmers.

Gursimar, Sonam share first round

Gursimar, Sonam share first round

22 Feb 2018 | 2:34 AM

NOIDA:Gursimar Badwal lived up to her billing as a favourite as she picked a share of the opening round's lead in the fifth leg of the Women's Pro Golf Tour here today.

Bhav, Joginder qualify for finals

Bhav, Joginder qualify for finals

22 Feb 2018 | 2:34 AM

CHANDIGARH:Bhav Karan Singh and Joginder Randhawa qualified for the National Finals of the Mercedes Trophy at the Panchkula Golf Course.

Sonu, Rahul win 1500m gold

22 Feb 2018 | 2:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 18, athlete Sonu clocked 5.54:47s to win the first position in the girls 1500m race (U-17) on the opening day of Inter-school Athletics Meet at Sector 7 sports complex.

Bag snatched

22 Feb 2018 | 2:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: Unidentified car-borne miscreants snatched a bag containing clothes from a man on the road separating Sectors 35 and 36 here on Tuesday night.

KBS-56 girls win cricket title

KBS-56 girls win cricket title

22 Feb 2018 | 2:34 AM

CHANDIGARH:KBS Dhillon Club, Sector 56, defeated Dev Samaj College (Club), Sector 45, by nine wickets to win the Senior State Cricket Championship for Dr KBS Dhillon Trophy held at Dev Samaj College, Sector 45.

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