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Couple’s ‘religious’ trip ends in death
Chandigarh, June 15
Capt Tejpreet Singh Sohal and his wife Archana could not have imagined that their religious trip to the Golden Temple in Amritsar would end in their death. The couple had left their Sector 8 residence for Amritsar on of June 13 but they never returned from the holiday.

2 held for kidnapping minor
Mohali, June 15
The police has arrested two persons on charges of kidnapping , procuration and rape. The victim, a minor girl, was recovered from Chandigarh by a police team.

Komal (left) and Kirna (right), the two persons held for kidnapping a minor girl in Mohali on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Komal and Kirna, the two persons held for kidnapping a minor girl in Mohali on Thursday

Estate Office ‘modifies’ Right to Information Act
Chandigarh, June 15
The Estate Office of the Chandigarh Administration has devised its own set of rules to deny information to those seeking information under the Right to Information Act, 2005.


Plan to set up coaching institute
Chandigarh, June 15
With a view to help students prepare for various entrance examination, Chandigarh Administration plans an Institute of Preparatory Studies. The institute will impart special coaching designed separately for the levels of matriculation, plus two, graduation and post graduation.

Surinder Kaur’s kin remember her fondly
Chandigarh, June 15
Two houses in Panchkula have just lost their soul. In one resides Manjit Kaur, the little known sister of the legendary Surinder Kaur, who departed for the heavenly abode yesterday night. In the other lives Dolly Guleria, the singer’s daughter who is battling the rush of nostalgic memories that are unlikely to vacate her mind.
Surinder Kaur’s daughter, Dolly Guleria, remembers her mother as the relatives look on. In the backdrop is the portrait which represents three generations of singers in the family — Surinder Kaur, Dolly Guleria and Sunaini. — Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh
Surinder Kaur’s daughter, Dolly Guleria, remembers her mother as the relatives look on. In the backdrop is the portrait which represents three generations of singers in the family


Mayor justifies visit to Germany
Chandigarh, June 15
Justifying his visit to Germany, Mr Surinder Singh, Mayor, Municipal Corporation, today said that it was with regard to the garbage processing plant to be set up at Dadu Majra.

Press Club trekking team flagged off
Chandigarh, June 15
A Chandigarh Press Club team today left on an over 10-day trekking-cum-adventure expedition to Kinnaur and Lahaul-Spiti areas in Himachal Pradesh. The team was flagged off by the Director, Youth Services, Punjab, Brig G.J. Singh (retd), from the club premises.

Footpath workers stage protest
Chandigarh, June 15
The Footpath Worker’s Rozgar Bachao Samiti has demanded the Chandigarh Administration’s Advisory Council to look into the issues facing the footpath workers. A rally was organised to register their protest by the samiti in which Mrs Shyama Negi, the Senior Deputy Mayor, was also present.


Two of snatchers’ gang arrested
Chandigarh, June 15
Minutes after two scooterists snatched a bag containing Rs 45,000 from Sector 26, Grain Market, here, this afternoon, the local police nabbed two accomplices of the snatchers from Sector 22. The police claimed to have recovered Rs 25,000 from them.

JE, contractor booked
Panchkula, June 15
In a case of cheating, the CIA staff of the Haryana police today booked a junior engineer and a contractor for allegedly selling 360 bags of cement worth Rs 1.35 lakh to a Panchkula based industrialist. The police has also impounded two truck-loads of cement from Industrial Area, Phase II.

Minor raped in Panchkula
Panchkula, June 15
A middle-aged man allegedly raped a four-year-old daughter of a migrant labourer in Abheypur village this morning. The victim and the suspect were staying in a building of a poultry farm in the village.

Cyclist crushed to death
Chandigarh, June 15
A 26-year-old cyclist was crushed to death this afternoon near Garcha turn in Industrial Area here. The truck driver reportedly fled from the spot leaving his truck behind.

Mobile snatcher nabbed
Chandigarh, June 15
A youngster was caught red-handed while snatching a mobile phone in Sector 17 this afternoon. According to the police, Mr Suresh Kumar of Baddi was attending a call on his mobile phone, when a youngster snatched his phone and escaped. He raised an alarm and the accused was nabbed soon. He was handed over to the police and was later identified as Anil Kumar of Nabha in Patiala district. A case was registered against him.


SBI launches cash back programme
Chandigarh, June 15
The State Bank of India (SBI) has launched a cash back programme for the card holders who are using ATM-cum-debit card for making payments of more than Rs 500 , in one or multiple transactions. The cash back programme would apply to those who use their cards from June 16, 2006, to July 15, 2006 . Such users would get cash back of 3 per cent to 6 per cent, depending upon the amount of payment for merchandising.


Fellowship for former PU don
Chandigarh, June 15
Dr Devinder Singh, a retired Professor of Punjabi and former chairperson, Department of Correspondence Studies, Panjab University, has been awarded senior fellowship for Punjabi literature for two years by Government of India, Ministry of Tourism and Culture, New Delhi. A communication to this effect has been received from Ms Manisha Sinha, Deputy Secretary, Govt. of India, Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi.

Chandigarh, June 15
Members of the Principals Association of Non-Government Colleges affiliated to Panjab University, Chandigarh, today protested against the Punjab Government for reducing the grant-in-aid of non-government privately aided colleges from 95 per cent to 55 per cent.


Notification of wards: HC notice of motion
Chandigarh, June 15
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion for July 4 on a petition challenging the notification of wards as notified by the state government for the forthcoming elections of the Municipal Council (MC), Mohali.


6 local caddies make it to qualifying school
Chandigarh, June 15
Six local caddies-Sanjay Mandal, Saver Hussain, Santosh, Makhan Singh, Lakhwinder Singh and Khem Raj could not ask for more when they were chosen to appear for the qualifying school of Professional Golf Association of India (PGAI) at Delhi.

Caddies at a special coaching camp at the CGA Golf Range in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Caddies at a special coaching camp at the CGA Golf Range in Chandigarh

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