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Fosters smile after 15 months
Hope for early extraditionTrevor and Hillary Foster hug each other after a press conference at the Chandigarh Press Club on Friday.
Chandigarh, July 16
When the murdered British girl’s father, Trevor Foster, told media two days ago that his mission of the arrest of his daughter Hannah’s suspected killer, Maninder Pal Singh Kohli, would succeed, he did not know that he wouldn’t have to wait long.

Trevor and Hillary Foster hug each other after a press conference at the Chandigarh Press Club on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Kohli in judicial custody in West Bengal
Mohali, July 16
Maninder Pal Singh Kohli, prime suspect in the alleged rape and murder of 17-year-old British student Hannah Foster, who was expected to be brought to Punjab by the Punjab police has been sent in judicial custody in West Bengal.




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Tribune employees assemble outside the head office before embarking on the Amarnath Yatra in Chandigarh on Friday.
Tribune employees assemble outside the head office before embarking on the Amarnath Yatra in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

2 more cholera cases at PGI
Chandigarh, July 16
Two more positive cases of the water-borne disease cholera have been admitted to the PGI from the neighbouring areas in the last two days.

Collector’s rate may hit commercial property
Panchkula, July 16
The enhanced Collector’s rate for property — used as a benchmark for registering sale deeds — is likely to slide down the prices of commercial property, besides ensuring that the administration earns several lakh of rupees as stamp duty.

Prof VS RamamurthyRamamurthy highlights importance of technology
Chandigarh, July 16
'Quality health at an affordable cost is a dream of everybody,'' remarked Prof VS Ramamurthy, secretary, department of science and technology (DST), New Delhi while delivering the address at the inauguration of academic session at Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here today.

3 Femina Miss Indias for fashion extravaganza
Chandigarh, July 16
The Aristocrat Premium Fashiontails, the hottest fashion show featuring three Femina Miss Indias 2004 Tanushree Dutta, Sayali Bhagat and Jyoti Brahmin will be held at North Park Resort, Panchkula on July 20.

First Bijli Suvidha Kendra inauguratedMaj Gen B.S. Rathee (retd), Chairman, and Ms Jyoti Arora, Managing Director, Haryana Power Transmission and Distribution Utilities, during the inauguration of Bijli Suvidha Kendra in Panchkula on Friday.
Dial 1912 for power complaint
Panchkula, July 16
The harassed electricity consumers can breathe easy with the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) starting the 'model complaint centre' here.


Maj Gen B.S. Rathee (retd), Chairman, and Ms Jyoti Arora, Managing Director, Haryana Power Transmission and Distribution Utilities, during the inauguration of Bijli Suvidha Kendra in Panchkula on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Illegal Hutch towers wake up PUDA
Mohali, July 16
Hutch, the latest mobile company to launch its services in Punjab seems to have started on the wrong foot. The company has installed a large number of towers in Mohali without taking permission from the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA).

 
COMMUNITY

Verma releases book on security
Chandigarh, July 16
The UT Administrator, Justice O.P. Verma, has said that in the current security scenario, India must equip itself with the latest warfare strategies to meet new challenges to its unity and integrity, both from internal and external sources.

Ravi Kant Sharma attends mother’s kriya
Panchkula, July 16
Suspended Inspector General of Police, and a prime accused in the murder of journalist Shivani Bhatnagar, Mr Ravi Kant Sharma, was brought to the township for an hour on custodial parole.

Rains halt in city for a while
Chandigarh, July 16
True to the forecast, the monsoon continued to be unpredictable today. After intense heat this morning, the sky was suddenly overcast for a while, putting a question mark on the forecast given by weathermen, who had maintained yesterday that the rains will remain elusive for another three to four days.

Relaxation for wards of city police staff
Chandigarh, July 16
The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Rajesh Kumar, today relaxed the age and physical standards for the wards of the employees of the Chandigarh police.

 
CRIME

Boy dies in roof collapse; 3 held
Chandigarh, July 16
Bhola, Ashok and Sheela of Behlana village have been arrested for allegedly causing by negligence death of an eight-year-old Farhan last night in a roof collapse. They have been booked under Section 304A of the IPC.

Woman gambler held
Chandigarh, July 16
The crime branch of the Chandigarh police today arrested Rekha, a gambler of Sector 25, and recovered Rs 43,595 along with gambling slips. This is one of the biggest gambling catch in the city in recent times.

Theft in Command Hospital hostel
Panchkula, July 16
In a daring burglary, miscreants today targeted the residential hostel of PG Doctors near Command Hospital and vanished with cash worth Rs 15,000, two mobile phones, camera and other valuables.

Two children missing
Lalru, July 16
Two children - Sohan Lal and Lovely - of Chaundheri village have been missing since Wednesday.

 
COURTS

HIGH COURT
Beant assassination case: order to end trial by Oct 31
Chandigarh, July 16
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the Special Judge conducting trial in the Beant Singh assassination case to finish the trial by October 31. Taking up the petition filed by Navjot Singh, one of the accused in the case, Mr Justice K.S. Garewal also ordered that in case the trial is not finished by October 31, the bail plea of Navjot should be considered.

Suspension of lawyer’s licence revoked
Chandigarh, July 16
The Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana has revoked the suspension of the licence of advocate Siddharth Sanwaria.

Remand for two
Mohali, July 16
A local court today remanded in 12-day judicial custody Punjab Mandi Board General Manager (Marketing) Sikandar Singh and State Transport Commission Senior Assistant Vijay Kumar, who were arrested while allegedly taking bribe in separate raids by the Punjab Vigilance Bureau from their respective offices in Chandigarh on July 13.

 
CULTURE

Neeta to enact short stories
Chandigarh, July 16
Amritsar-based theatre actress Neeta Mohindra will reappear on the stage of Tagore Theatre after a long time. A performer par excellence, she has long been associated with famous film-makers and theatre directors like M.K. Raina, who is also the director of her latest production, “Buhe Barian”.

HEALTH

Programme on health management
Chandigarh, July 16
The role of patient and doctor should evolve to meet the new concepts of healthcare as a proactive system for well-being, said Mr Daljit Singh, CEO — Operations, Fortis Heart Institute and Multi-speciality Hospital, in Chandigarh yesterday.

Workshop for nurses today
Chandigarh, July 16
The Association for study of Osteosynthesis (AO) foundation is conducting a workshop for 25 nurses from Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh for honing their operation theatre skills at Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, here tomorrow.

 
SPORTS

Participants at a cycle rally, which was flagged off by Justice O.P. Verma, Governor of Punjab, at Sukhna LakeVerma for promoting cycling in city
Chandigarh, July 16
The Punjab Governor and Administrator, UT, Chandigarh, Justice O.P. Verma, today underlined the need for encouraging the habit of cycling amongst people, especially students.

Participants at a cycle rally, which was flagged off by Justice O.P. Verma, Governor of Punjab, at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Pallavi retains carrom title
Chandigarh, July 16
On the second day of the ongoing St Stephen’s Ranking Carrom Tournament played at the school in Sector 45 here today, Pallavi Piplani of Mount Carmel School, Sector 47, retained the girls’ singles title when she beat Harshpreet Kaur of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Sector 26, 20-5, 25-0.

ADMINISTRATION

Night sweeping from August 1
Chandigarh, July 16
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh will start night sweeping from August 1 in certain sectors of the city.

Finalise terms, say paid parking contractors
Chandigarh, July 16
With a view to make the paid parking system ‘people-friendly’, the paid parking group today urged the House of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) to finalise the terms and conditions.

2 PSEB employees suspended
Mohali, July 16
Two PSEB employees were suspended today on charges of conniving with consumers involved in power theft.
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