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6 cops suspended for boy’s torture
Panchkula, October 17
The Haryana Government has suspended six policemen, including the former In-charge of CIA Staff, Mr Mukesh Malhotra, for torturing a 14-year-old boy. One of the accused, Head Constable Jagmal Singh, has been arrested.

The arrested cop, Jagmal Singh (face covered), being produced before the Duty Magistrate in Panchkula on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
The arrested cop, Jagmal Singh, being produced before the Duty Magistrate in Panchkula on Monday

Hawara accomplice likely to be brought to city
Chandigarh, October 17
Gurdeep Singh, arrested by the Haryana Police following a tip-off, is likely to be brought to Chandigarh by the local police for fitting in pieces of the jigsaw puzzle pertaining to the sensational Burail jailbreak case. According to information available, Gurdeep Singh (34) was arrested by the Haryana Police this morning from Sujra village. The police reportedly recovered a Chinese pistol and 14 cartridges from him.

HP police “brutality” comes to light
Chandigarh, October 17
A case of brutality by the Himachal Pradesh Police has come to light in which a local resident was allegedly shot at and seriously injured and later “implicated” in the Excise Act and the Arms Act. Suresh Kumar, who was on his way to Chandigarh along with his friend Dashmesh Singh, after visiting religious shrines in Bilaspur district, was allegedly shot in the leg from point-blank range on National Highway 21 at the “Kenchhi Mor” near Swar Ghat on September 22 “without any provocation”.
Meanwhile, Suresh and Dashmesh had been booked under Section 307 of the IPC (attempt to murder) and various Sections of the Arms Act and the Excise Act.

Suresh Kumar, who was allegedly shot at and injured by the Himachal police. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik
Suresh Kumar, who was allegedly shot at and injured by the Himachal police

NACO warning to Punjab, Haryana on AIDS
Chandigarh, October 17
The National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) has warned Punjab and Haryana against complacence in addressing the scourge of HIV AIDS. 

Awareness programme on AIDS gets under way today 
Chandigarh, October 17
The city has geared up for “Goonj”, a massive awareness programme against HIV/AIDS, which will be held at Leisure Valley tomorrow.

Gaurav Gaur, a volunteer spreading AIDS awareness message in Sector 22, Chandigarh, on Monday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Gaurav Gaur, a volunteer spreading AIDS awareness message in Sector 22, Chandigarh, on Monday

NACO asks Home Ministry to review IPC 
Chandigarh, October 17
The National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) is in the process of repositioning its condom strategy to combat HIV/AIDS effectively. It has also put aside Rs 5 crore to purchase eight lakh female condoms from a UK-based company and market it through Hindustan Lever Limited.

Maj-Gen faces court martial for graft
Chandigarh, October 17
A major-general is to be tried by a general court martial for his alleged acts of corruption and financial misappropriations amounting to over Rs 1.5 crore, committed by him while commanding a sub-area earlier.

RBI changes security features of bank notes
Panchkula, October 17
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has changed the security features for Rs 50, Rs 100, Rs 500 and Rs 1000 bank notes. Beginning from August, the RBI has begun issuing the new bank notes with the additional security features. The bank notes currently in circulation will continue to be legal tenders.

Passing Thru
Neeraj Ahuja, badminton player and umpire from Shahbad Markanda

Cactii flowers in bloom: The rose comes with thorns. It’s so also with life too. Life is both rosy and thorny. However, many people are superstitious and do not grow thorny plants in their home. The belief is that thorny plants bring the desert home. Ours is an agrarian society and there is a fear of drought always. Recall the famous line of Punjabi poet_ ‘…main kandiali thor ve sajnaa/ Uggi vich ujaarhan…’


UT does not use Bhakra water alone, say officials
Chandigarh, October 17
Chandigarh is not the lone user of the water supplied through the Bhakra Main Line from Kajauli in Ropar district. It is also shared by Mohali and Chandi Mandir. Senior officials of the Chandigarh Administration and the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh have reacted sharply to the statement of Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, chief of the Akali Dal (Amritsar), who had opposed the allocation of another 20 million gallons per day to Chandigarh.

Dalits to get due representation in poll: SAD
Chandigarh, October 17
A leader of the SAD, Capt Kanwaljit Singh, has assured the Dalit community that during the forthcoming Assembly elections the party would give adequate representation to members of the community.

SAD leaderCapt Kanwaljit Singh pays tributes to Maharshi Valmiki at a function in Derabassi on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
SAD leaderCapt Kanwaljit Singh pays tributes to Maharshi Valmiki at a function in Derabassi on Monday

Process on to empower sex workers
Chandigarh, October 17
He “loved” without discrimination, and precaution. For Raghu, a resident of one of the largest slum areas of Chandigarh, there have been few regrets in life. If one doesn’t have a keen eye, Raghu, a dancer by profession, may even be mistaken for a woman.

Tired, but determined to find his daughter
Chandigarh, October 17
When he got a family photograph clicked on Divali two years ago, little did Radhay Sham Pandey know that he would be going from one police station to another with the snap in search of his four-year-old daughter Komal.

Fauji Beat
Forward policy provoked China
WHILE Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee calls the 1962 war “an invasion of India by China”, the Chinese Consul-General in Mumbai, Song De Heng, says it was “a war in self-defence”. What cannot be denied is that first India provoked China by its “forward policy” and then China attacked India in retaliation.

Entrance to the Shradhanjali Park.
Entrance to the Shradhanjali Park

Ledger account: CAG points out lapses
Chandigarh, October 17
The Comptroller and Auditor- General of India (CAG) has observed that the Chandigarh Administration had failed to observe the specific condition for the opening and operation of personal ledger account (PLA).


2 women caught picking pocket
Chandigarh, October 17
The police caught two women red-handed while picking pocket at the Sector 26 local bus stop last night. Police sources said Mr Vinod Kumar of Sector 30-B caught red-handed Reeta and Shanta, both in their mid-30s, when they allegedly picked his pocket at the Sector 26 bus stop, last night. 

Phone snatcher held
Chandigarh, October 17
A snatching bid was foiled this evening in the Sector 10 Leisure Valley, when a 25-year-old man was caught red-handed while snatching a mobile phone from an evening walker.

Unidentified body found
Mohali, October 17
A body of an unidentified youth was found in the Phase VII Industrial Area here today. According to the police, the body was noticed by a patrol party early in the morning and could not be identified till the evening.


Indian, US scientists deliberate on scientific issues
Chandigarh, October 17
The Indo-US workshop on “Physics with energetic heavy ion and rare isotopes: towards a common ground between US and Indian Scientists” was inaugurated by Dr A.R. Kidwai, Governor of Haryana, at Taj hotel in Sector 17 today.

Camp for YPS students
Mohali, October 17
A four-day camp organised for students of the junior wing of Yadavindra Public School (YPS) concluded here today. The camp “Love You” was directed at inculcating basic human values such as respect and love for each other and love for our country in the children.


5 sent to judicial custody for attacking 2 students
Chandigarh, October 17
The local court today sent five students, accused of thrashing two students belonging to a different group, to judicial custody. The police has arrested all five accused, including Vikas Rathi, the president of the Indian National Students Organisation, Naveen Sherry, Rajiv, Himmat Singh and Jasbir Singh on the allegations of rioting, causing hurt and criminal intimidation.


A master thespian
‘An artist is an omniscient person , a sage or a visionary who represents the cultural ethos of the people, rather of the whole human race through any realm of art, painting , music or theatre with a timeless flow of cultural nuances, which had adored life in its plenitude from time to time’, feels the master thespian, Rudraprasad Sengupta, regarded as a living legend of theatrical arts.

“Feriwalaar Mrityu”— a slick performance
Chandigarh, October 17
If theatre is to be of any moment and significance it must necessarily be an embodiment of the contemporary life of the masses depicting their beliefs and ideals, aims and aspirations, dreams and realities. A peerless production of theatrical excellence titled “Feriwalaar Mrityu” in Bengali, that was staged at the Tagore Theatre today, had all the ingredients of a model play.

A scene from “Feriwalaar Marityu”, a play in Bengali, that was staged at Tagore Theatre on Monday in Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph
A scene from “Feriwalaar Marityu”, a play in Bengali, that was staged at Tagore Theatre on Monday


Knee injury operated upon
Chandigarh, October 17
As a part of the ongoing Continued Medical Education (CME) programme being held at the Department of Orthopaedics, GMCH, Sector 32, Dr David Dickinson, an eminent arthroscopist from Australia today operated upon a 44-year-old patient with Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury of the right knee.


Coaching centre lift Jarnail Singh trophy
Chandigarh, October 17
Spirited Chandigarh Coaching Centre, Sector 17, lifted the Choudhary Jarnail Singh Trophy by snatching an exciting 1-0 win over the rough-and-tough Chandigarh Police Club in the well-contested final of the Chandigarh Senior (men) Football Tournament held at the Sector 17 Football Stadium here today.

Tanveer steers St John’s to victory
Chandigarh, October 17
A fine knock of 84 runs by Tanveer enabled St John’s School to route ICL XI by 121 runs in the semi-final of the Under-14 Ravinder Rana Memorial Cricket Tournament held at DAV School, Sector 8, here today.

Edmund Rice cricket tourney
Chandigarh, October 17
A fine allround performance by Subeer Hayer (43 n.o., and 2 for 22) enabled Y.P.S. Mohali, to beat St Anne’s School, Sector 32, by 3 runs in the quarterfinals of Under-11 Eighth Blessed Edmund Rice Cricket tournament played at St John’s High School, Sector 26, here, today.

Zonal badminton tourney begins today


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