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Ekam murder case

Seerat refuses lie-detector test

Seeks custody of kids; remand extended by 6 days23 Mar 2017 | 2:27 AM

MOHALI: In the murder case of businessman Ekam Singh, his wife and main accused Seerat today refused to undergo a lie-detector test following which the local court turned down the request of the Mohali police in this regard.

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Seerat refuses lie-detector test

Tribune News Service

Mohali, March 22

In the murder case of businessman Ekam Singh, his wife and main accused Seerat today refused to undergo a lie-detector test following which the local court turned down the request of the Mohali police in this regard.

Seerat was again produced before the court today after the end of her police remand. The court extended Seerat’s remand by six days.

Today, the accused confessed to her crime before the court and said there was no need for her to undergo a lie-detector test. Her statement in this regard was recorded by the court.

Demanding extension of her remand, the police pleaded that the accused was yet to give them information about the source of the weapon used in the crime. Sources said the victim had confessed before the police that she had murdered her husband with a pistol. The police are yet to arrest the remaining accused in the case.

Today, Seerat also requested the court for the grant of the custody of her two children, Gurnawaz (11) and Humaira (6). The court directed her to file an application in this regard. The children have been staying with her in-laws. Seerat alleged that her children were kept away from her and she wanted to meet them.   

The victim’s body, bundled in a suitcase, was recovered by the Mohali police on Sunday following which Seerat was arrested by the police after registering a case under Sections 302, 34 and 201 of the IPC against her, her brother Vinay Partap Singh and her mother Jaswinder Kaur at the Mataur police station. 

Council head thrashes student at SD College
Home Guards volunteer tries to intervene, hurt

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23 Mar 2017 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: A BBA student of SD College, Sector 32, was allegedly thrashed with hockey sticks by the president of the college student council and his associates during a fest at the college today.

Zirakpur man tests positive for swine flu

Zirakpur man tests positive for swine flu

23 Mar 2017 | 2:27 AM

ZIRAKPUR: The health authorities confirmed the first case of swine flu in Zirakpur where a 46-year-old man residing at Maya Garden, Block-D, tested positive for the H1N1 virus yesterday.

Software trouble at RLA office

Software trouble at RLA office

23 Mar 2017 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: Work at the office of the Registering and Licensing Authority (RLA) has been affected as the department has failed to the software following the enhancement of fee for various services.

Badnore opens Pierre Jeanneret museum

Badnore opens Pierre Jeanneret museum

23 Mar 2017 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: On the 121st birth anniversary of architect Le Corbusier’s cousin, Pierre Jeanneret, VP Singh Badnore, Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, inaugurated the Pierre Jeanneret museum today.

LED street lights to help MC save Rs 7 cr annually

23 Mar 2017 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: The project of conversion of the existing street lights into LED street lights in Chandigarh will help the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation save around Rs 7 crore annually.

Rs1 lakh reward for info on rape accused

23 Mar 2017 | 2:27 AM

PANCHKULA: While the police have hit a dead end in the abduction and rape case of a 21-year-old engineering student on January 17, they have announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh for information on the accused.

Forensic experts, victim’s family members visit crime spot

Forensic experts, victim’s family members visit crime spot

23 Mar 2017 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: A team of the UT police and forensic experts, along with family members of the 25-year-old woman who was reportedly found dead in a pool of blood near the Poultry farm roundabout on March 20, today visited the spot.

Man submits complaint to DGP against PGI police post in-charge

23 Mar 2017 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: A PGI resident working with CITCO at Hotel Shivalikview, Sector 17, here, has submitted a written complaint to the UT DGP at the Police Headquarters, against PGI police post in-charge Sub-Inspector Eram Rizvi and other staff of the police post alleging that he was harassed by them on March 11 and illegally detained at the police post for six hours.

City witnesses season’s warmest day at 32°C

City witnesses season’s warmest day at 32°C

23 Mar 2017 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: The city today witnessed the warmest day of the season with the maximum temperature being recorded at 32 degrees Celsius and minimum being 16.

Mishap leads to traffic snarls

Mishap leads to traffic snarls

23 Mar 2017 | 2:27 AM

DERA BASSI: Hundreds of commuters were caught in traffic snarls for over two hours after a tipper reportedly overturned after hitting a divider on the Ambala-Chandigarh highway near Bhankarpur here this afternoon.

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23 Mar 2017 | 2:27 AM

On the third day of the six-day International Public Health Management Development Programme (IPHMD), experts dwelled upon financial management, budgeting, public health communication and advocacy in a health organisation.

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23 Mar 2017 | 2:27 AM

PATIALA:Punjab Medical Education Minister Brahm Mohindra along with Congress legislator Hardyal Kamboj held a meeting with the trustees of Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital (GSMCH) pertaining to the problems being faced by the staff and students of the college.

Accident victim’s kin block road

Accident victim’s kin block road

23 Mar 2017 | 2:27 AM

PATIALA:Family members of Harinder Singh, who was killed in the accident after being hit by a bus of Ryan International School here yesterday, blocked the Sirhind-Patiala road for around two hours today.

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23 Mar 2017 | 2:27 AM

PATIALA:Doctor from Patiala Virendar Sarwal, who is currently working as senior Director and Head of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at Max Hospital, Mohali, has performed a minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS) wherein the heart bypass is done through ribs without cutting the chest bones.

Youths vow to give way to ambulance

23 Mar 2017 | 2:27 AM

Patiala: The Patiala branch of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) in collaboration with Columbia Asia Hospital organised an awareness rally on “Give Way to Ambulance” at the Red Cross Bhawan.

NGOs, residents urged to adopt stray dogs

23 Mar 2017 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: Mayor Asha Jaswal today appealed to city-based NGOs and local residents to pick stray dogs for adoption.

House tax calculation: Residents’ body writes to CM, seeks intervention

23 Mar 2017 | 2:27 AM

PANCHKULA: Irked over the inconvenience caused due to the blunder committed by the Panchkula Municipal Corporation in house tax calculation, the Citizens’ Welfare Association has written to Chief Minister Manohal Lal Khattar, seeking his intervention.

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23 Mar 2017 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Ghumphan Theatre presented a Hindi play, “Aawarey”, at Tagore Theatre today.

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23 Mar 2017 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: International cricket icon Brett Lee visited Chandigarh to raise awareness about the significant functional, social, emotional and economic impact of hearing impairment on individuals and their families.

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23 Mar 2017 | 2:27 AM

PANCHKULA: Collector rates in Panchkula are are set to remain untouched this year.

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23 Mar 2017 | 2:27 AM

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Under debt, father of 3 ends life

23 Mar 2017 | 2:27 AM

Panchkula: A 32-year-old father of three allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his house in Madawala village, Pinjore, on Wednesday.

33-year-old woman commits suicide

23 Mar 2017 | 2:27 AM

Mohali: A 33-year-old married woman, Nitika, a resident of Sector 78 here, allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her residence.

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23 Mar 2017 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has opened doors to admission for candidates wanting to do LLM course from Panjab University in one discipline after doing it in another subject from a different varsity.

Two jailed in cheque-bounce cases

23 Mar 2017 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court has awarded one-year jail term each to two persons in cheque-bounce cases.

Bailable warrants against Engineer-in-Chief of MoD

23 Mar 2017 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) today issued bailable warrants against the Engineer-in-Chief (EIC) of Ministry of Defence (MoD), New Delhi, for not implementing it order of releasing consequential benefits of arrears of an executive engineer and re-fixing his salary on a par with his two juniors.

2 youths convicted in robbery case

23 Mar 2017 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court on Wednesday convicted two Moga youths in a case of trespassing and robbing two students at a rented house in Sector 22.

Saketri murder: Accused sent to judicial custody

23 Mar 2017 | 2:27 AM

PANCHKULA: The main accused in the murder case of 26-year-old Varinder Singh Sandhu, who was killed on March 13 at Saketri, Ward No. 8 councillor’s son Manmeet Singh Waraich and his cousin Harmanpreet Singh have been sent to judicial custody by the court.

CASH-AT-DOOR SCAM

Judge to be cross-examined on March 31

23 Mar 2017 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: The CBI today opposed the application of defence and said cross-examination of Additional District and Sessions Judge RK Jain of the Hisar court should be done through videoconferencing in the cash-at-door scam case involving former Judge Nirmal Yadav.

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23 Mar 2017 | 2:27 AM

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Man held for bid to molest daughter

23 Mar 2017 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: A man has been arrested by the Chandigarh Police for a bid to molest his 15-year-old daughter in Burail on Wednesday.

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23 Mar 2017 | 2:27 AM

Chandigarh: The police have arrested a woman, a resident of Sector 56, while possessing ganja.

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23 Mar 2017 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Project Approval Board (PAB) of Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) of the MHRD, Government of India, has accorded approval of Rs 20 crore under infrastructure head to city colleges.

Hamid Ansari to address annual convocation at PU

23 Mar 2017 | 2:27 AM

Panjab University is holding its 66th annual convocation on March 25 in the Gymnasium Hall.

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23 Mar 2017 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: The CBSE Class X science exam was held here today.

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23 Mar 2017 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, in its communication to the Dr Harvansh Singh Judge Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Panjab University, has permitted the institute to make admissions to six specialties of the MDS courses, namely periodontology, orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, prosthodontics and crown and bridges, conservative dentistry and endodontic and oral pathology and microbiology.

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23 Mar 2017 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: The library of Panjab University’s department of psychology is a place where the students can get books only for reference as issuing of books to the students is not allowed.

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23 Mar 2017 | 2:27 AM

Girls in a jubilant mood after receiving their certificates and trophies during the annual prize distribution function at MCM DAV College, Sector 36, in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

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23 Mar 2017 | 2:27 AM

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Dera Bassi MC passes Rs36.40-crore budget

23 Mar 2017 | 2:27 AM

DERA BASSI: The Dera Bassi Municipal Council today passed an annual budget of Rs 36.40 crore for fiscal year 2017-18, keeping aside Rs 25.55 crore for development works, at a special meeting by MC officials here.

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CHANDIGARH: Former Asian champion and world no. 2 Sourav Kothari registered a hard-fought win against former world champion Rupesh Shah of ONGC to book a berth in the XIII PSPB Inter-Unit Championship final, here today.

Mukesh climbs to top, Sujjan T-4th after second round

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23 Mar 2017 | 2:27 AM

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CHANDIGARH:Himachal Secretariat humbled Rajasthan Secretariat 10-2 in the ongoing All-India Civil Services Hockey Tournament at the Sector 42 Hockey Stadium here today.

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CHANDIGARH:Minerva Punjab FC defeated India U-17 probables by a solitary goal in a friendly tie at the Benaulim Trinity Football Ground in Goa today.

Amandeep 2nd as Vani takes lead on opening day in Pune

23 Mar 2017 | 2:27 AM

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