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PMET leak: modus operandi revealed
Chandigarh, July 4
The inter-state gang, involved in the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences’ (BFUHS) PMET question paper leak scam, was to hold ‘memorisation classes’ in Ludhiana, Ambala and at two other places in Delhi on the eve of the test (July 2).

Two NRIs held with Rs 4-crore heroin
Chandigarh, July 4
The local Narcotic Control Bureau (NCB) seized 4kg of heroin worth Rs 4 crore from two Canada-based NRIs, including a woman, near Zirakpur, near here, last evening.
Two NRIs, who were held with 4 kg heroin, in the custody of the Narcotics Control Bureau in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
Two NRIs, who were held with 4 kg heroin, in the custody of the Narcotics Control Bureau in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph


 


EARLIER STORIES


Tanushree says talent matters more than good looks
Chandigarh, July 4
As the much-awaited rain showers kissed the City Beautiful on Monday, the city rejoiced with more reason than one. For, city's much hyped airhostess training school---Flying Cats---fastened its seat belts for a grand take-off. As a part of its series of interactive sessions with starlets, ex-Miss India (Universe)-turned Bollywood starlet Tanushree Dutta conducted a grooming session at Flying Cats, Sector 8, Chandigarh.
Film star and former Miss India-Universe (2004) Tanushree Dutta interacts with students of a airhostess training school at Sector 8, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.
Film star and former Miss India-Universe (2004) Tanushree Dutta interacts with students of a airhostess training school at Sector 8, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Acting gives creative satisfaction: actor

All set for Simran’s surgery
Chandigarh, July 4
After surviving the worst physical odds, four-month-old Simran is finally ready for a major corrective surgery of her life. Until a few days ago, the surgery seemed next to impossible to the child’s mother Rajni. Following The Tribune’s report on the critical condition of Simran, donations have poured in generously, so much so that surgery no more seems like a challenge. “There is enough money for the corrective surgery, and even more,” PGI’s Public Relations Officer confirmed.



Four-month-old Simran with her mother. — Tribune photo Parvesh Chauhan

Four-month-old Simran with her mother.
COMMUNITY

City reels under power cuts
Chandigarh, July 4
Residents of the city have been witnessing unscheduled power cuts, more particularly for the past couple of days. Residents are a peeved lot because unlike earlier this year, when the Electricity Department had announced all cuts and timing, the cuts now are being imposed without any information.

Property on acquired land assessed
Chandigarh, July 4
Officials of the Engineering Department and the Land Acquisition Office (LAO) today carried an exercise to asses the residential properties and other structures standing on the acquired land in Kishangarh village. About 115 structures, which were there at the time of acquisition in 2003, were assessed.

Power blues shock residents
Mohali, July 4
Residents of the town are sweating it out in the humid weather due to long and unannounced power cuts. They also have to face shortage of water as the supply gets disrupted due to power shutdown.

Man electrocuted
Chandigarh, July 4
A 30-year-old resident of Mauli Jagran was electrocuted in Iron Market, Sector 29, here when his employer switched on a wielding machine without noticing that the victim was lying in steel plates which came in contact with the live wire.

 
CRIME


Two held for snatching

Chandigarh, July 4

The local police today nabbed two Morinda residents on the allegations of robbing a woman of her purse in broad day light in Sector 46, here.




Sukhjit Singh and Amarjit Singh in police custody at the Sector 34 police station in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph


Sukhjit Singh and Amarjit Singh in police custody at the Sector 34 police station in Chandigarh on Tuesday.

Rash driving claims girl’s life
Mohali, July 4
A girl got killed when she was hit by a vehicle while going to school. The police has registered a case of rash driving and causing death by negligence in this regard.

3 liquor smugglers held, 690 cartons seized
Chandigarh, July 4
Three persons were arrested in Sector 44-C in the wee hours today while they were allegedly transferring liquor cartons from a truck to an oil tanker. The liquor was to be smuggled to Rajasthan. The police claimed to have seized 690 cartons of various brands of liquor worth Rs 12 lakh.

Three liquor smugglers along with the seized cartons at the Sector 34 police station in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph 
Three liquor smugglers along with the seized cartons at the Sector 34 police station in Chandigarh on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Driver dies in a freak accident
Panchkula, July 4
A 25-year-old truck driver was sandwiched to death between the steering wheel and steel-bars, he was transporting on his vehicle, on the “killer” Panchkula-Naraingarh road, in the wee hours today.

Motor cycle stolen
Chandigarh, July 4 Mr Varun Kumar of Hostel Number 6, Panjab University, lodged a complaint with the police alleging that his Baja Pulsar motorcycle (HP-06-3515) was stolen from Sector 15 market on June 26.

2 die in accident
Chandigarh, July 4
Two person were killed while three others were critically injured after the three-wheeler they were travelling in rammed into a stationary truck in the wee hours today on a road dividing Sector 45 and 46, here. The truck driver reportedly sped away from the spot after the accident.

 
BUSINESS

Hotels gear up to cash in on soccer mania
Chandigarh, July 4
The countdown has begun for the first soccer semifinal between Germany and Italy at midnight. Big screens and beer bars are all set for football lovers in the city.

AC bus service soon
Chandigarh, July 4
The roads of the city will soon be witness to an AC bus service. In a strong signal for the implementation of the project, the Finance Department of the Chandigarh Administration is learnt to have cleared an amount of Rs 2 crores, reliable sources said here today.

 
EDUCATION

GMSSS-35 most preferred among students
Chandigarh, July 4
Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, proved to be the most preferred government school in the city. Students seeking admissions to Class XI lined up for the first counselling at the 28 senior secondary government schools in the city today. Students in the reserved categories were admitted.

Admissions 2006

PU prof invited to Sanskrit conference in Scotland
Chandigarh, July 4
Prof Jhankarji Jha, Department of Sanskrit, Panjab University, has been invited to attend the 13th World Sanskrit Conference in Edinburgh (Scotland) from July 10. He will present his paper on “Variety of implications of Sanskrit case endings” at the conference being organised by the University of Edinburgh under the auspices of the International Sanskrit Association.

PEC to hold short-term course
Chandigarh, July 4
The Department of Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering, Punjab Engineering College (deemed university), Chandigarh, is conducting a short-term course titled “Digital signal processing (DSP) and its applications” from July 4, 2006 to July 7, 2006.

COURTS

District Courts
NCB officer’s bail plea deferred
Chandigarh, July 4
The CBI Special Judge, Mr Jagdeep Jain, today deferred the bail application of an intelligence officer of the Narcotic Control Bureau (NCB), Chandigarh zone, Ravikant Pawar, who was arrested on June 21 while accepting a bribe of Rs 40,000 from the brother of an accused booked in a narcotics case. The CBI had opposed the bail application.

HC notice on CET petition
Chandigarh, July 4
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued a notice of motion for July 10 on a petition filed by two candidates challenging the validity of the result of the Common Entrance Test (CET)-2006 conducted by the Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh.

 
CULTURE


Mariner’s book celebrates life

Chandigarh, July 4

“Riptide” by Capt Rajesh Sakhuja is a bold book by all standards. Inspired by preciousness of life and by the wonderfulness its countless manifestations spell, it makes a brand new point. Not only does it enter a realm where mundane storylines are a strict exception, it triggers a thought process that is unlikely to end at any debate that surrounds euthanasia – a principle that lies at the heart of “Riptide”.



Master mariner Capt Rajesh Sakhuja holds his maiden book “Riptide”, which was released at a function in Chandigarh Press Club on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph


Master mariner Capt Rajesh Sakhuja holds his maiden book “Riptide”, which was released at a function in Chandigarh Press Club on Tuesday.

American Independence Day celebrated
Chandigarh, July 4
Film “Air Force One” was shown to celebrate American Independence Day today at American Corner at the Central State Library.

 
ADMINISTRATION

Delegation meets HUDA Administrator
Panchkula, July 4
A delegation of a seven-member committee constituted by property dealers and locals yesterday met the Chief Administrator (CA) of HUDA, Mr SS Dhillon, and took up the matter of banning General Power of Attorney (GPA).

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