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Industrialist held on rape charge
Victim says he promised her job

Narinder Singh at the Sector 34 police station in Chandigarh on Monday. Chandigarh, May 28
The Chandigarh Police today arrested 58-year-old Narinder Singh, director of Ludhiana-based Frontier Cycle Industries, for allegedly raping a 24-year-old Ropar resident on the pretext of getting her a job.

Narinder Singh at the Sector 34 police station in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Apartment rules: To be or not to be
Chandigarh, May 28
The administration has left the decision on allowing homes into apartments to city residents. The standing counsel for the UT administration has already expressed his opinion against such a move.
GPA agony
Chandigarh, May 28
Even as the administration flip-flops on the apartment Act, regularising sale/purchase on general power of attorney in group housing societies seems to be nowhere on its agenda.

CBSE Class X result today
Chandigarh, May 28
The result of CBSE Class X examination, held in March 2007, for Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Chandigarh will be declared tomorrow.

Unsafe Bridge
PSHRO asks govt to file report
Chandigarh, May 28
With an inspection report declaring the Zirakpur-Panchkula bridge unsafe, the Punjab State Human Rights Commission has directed the Punjab government to file an action-taken report on August 8.





EARLIER STORIES

COMMUNITY

Bail out farmers or face crisis, warns Jakhar
Chandigarh, May 28
Madhya Pradesh Governor Bal Ram Jakhar today demanded that farmers should be made stakeholders in development projects and warned of an impending agri crisis if steps were not taken immediately to bail out the farmer.

Girls elope, tie knot, seek protection
“Missing” daughters give sleepless nights to parents
Lalru, May 28
Elopement is in vogue in the Lalru area nowadays. "Missing” daughters are giving sleepless nights to their families. Blame it on woman liberalisation or electronic media, five missing or elopement cases have been reported in the area since last month spreading panic among the families of the grown-up girls.

Fauji Beat
Placement year holds no promise for ex-servicemen
THE Government of India had declared 2007 as the year of placement for ex-servicemen. There is hardly any effect of this announcement on the states’ employing agencies so much so that some states do not even know about it.

Jaipur MC delegation visits local civic body
Chandigarh, May 28
A nine-member team of the Jaipur Municipal Corporation today visited the local civic body to study its functioning. The delegation was led by Pankaj Joshi, deputy mayor.

Bomb-like object creates panic
Chandigarh, May 28
Panic gripped Hallo Majra village this evening when some children spotted a bomb-like object. The police was informed, which reached the spot with a team of the bomb disposal squad.

Governor seeks solar power plant for UT
Chandigarh, May 28
The Punjab Governor and UT administrator, Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd), today asked for allowing Chandigarh a 50 MW solar power plant. He was speaking at a conference of chief ministers on the power sector in New Delhi today. The conference was inaugurated by the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh.

390 donate blood
Dera Bassi, May 28
As many as 390 persons donated blood at a blood donation camp organised by the Sant Niranari Mandal, here yesterday.

 
CRIME

2 held with stolen motorcycles
Chandigarh, May 28
The local police today arrested two “notorious vehicle thieves’ and claimed to have recovered two stolen motorcycles from their possession. The police said one of the accused had been booked by the police in as many as 28 cases of vehicle thefts.

Licence form racket outside DTO office
Mohali, May 28
Unauthorised persons have been allegedly issuing applications for driving licences and registration certificates of vehicles outside the DTO’s office, leading to a several persons being harassed.

3 arrested for viewing porn
Mohali, May 28
Three persons have been arrested at a raid on a cyber café in Phase III, B 2, for selling obscene material, here today.

3 held for smuggling liquor
Chandigarh, May 28
The Chandigarh police has arrested three persons, including a local liquor contractor, for allegedly smuggling liquor to Haryana. The police seized 145 cartons of liquor from their possession.

 
BUSINESS

Indian pharma market growing: Expert
Mohali, May 28
Over 60 persons attended a workshop on “Opportunities and Challenges in Export of Pharmaceuticals” at the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, here today.

Pay cut for CEOs: Bansal backs PM
Pawan Bansal, minister of state for finance, in a discussion with M R Sivaraman, at the inaugural function of a development programme for bankers organised at CRRID on Monday. Chandigarh, May 28
Supporting the suggestion made by the Prime Minister on cutting salaries of CEOs, the minister of state finance, Pawan Kumar Bansal, today said that the suggestion should be acknowledged for his focus on holistic growth in society.

Pawan Bansal, minister of state for finance, in a discussion with M R Sivaraman, at the inaugural function of a development programme for bankers organised at CRRID on Monday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan


 
EDUCATION

Budding designers put up creations
Chandigarh, May 28
Models sashay down the ramp donning the creations by students of the NIIFT, Mohali, during their annual fashion extravaganza - Anukama ’2007 - at Kalagram on Monday. Innovative designs, colourful patterns, embellishments, sparkles and glitter vivdly describe Anukama 2007- a fashion extravaganaza put together by the final-year students of the Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology, Mohali. Kalagram was the venue for the gala event.

Models sashay down the ramp donning the creations by students of the NIIFT, Mohali, during their annual fashion extravaganza - Anukama ’2007 - at Kalagram on Monday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Model-turned-actor Syed Zulfi and Priyanka Khosla, MD, Flying Cats, with students of the institute during the launch of a one-year diploma course in Chandigarh on Monday.Hospitality Industry
Patience pays, says actor
Chandigarh, May 28
It was a red-letter day for students of Flying Cats, Sector 8, as the institute launched a one-year diploma course in airhostess training and ground handling in collaboration with Annamalai University today.

Model-turned-actor Syed Zulfi and Priyanka Khosla, MD, Flying Cats, with students of the institute during the launch of a one-year diploma course in Chandigarh on Monday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Workshop on heritage trees
Panchkula, May 28
A workshop to apprise school teachers of heritage trees was organised by the Environment Society of India in collaboration with the department of environment, Haryana, at New India Senior Secondary School, Sector 15, here today.

From Colleges
Jubilant young teachers during their convocation at Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, in Chandigarh, on Monday. Chandigarh
CONVOCATION: The 11th convocation of Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, was held on Monday. At least 450 students of 2004 -2005 and 2005-2006 sessions were awarded degrees. Krishan Mohan, home secretary, Chandigarh administration, was the chief guest.

Jubilant young teachers during their convocation at Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, in Chandigarh, on Monday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tiwari


COURTS

Booths not till Aug 13, HC tells admn
Chandigarh, May 28
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the Chandigarh administration not to allot booths till August 13 while hearing a PIL.

High Court
Notice to Punjab, Haryana, UT
Chandigarh, May 28
The High Court on Monday issued notice to Punjab, Haryana and the Administrator, Chandigarh, on a PIL seeking directions to the respondents to place all Acts, rules and instructions issued by them on their respective official websites.

Flesh Trade
Judicial remand for 8
Chandigarh, May 28
A local court today remanded five men and three girls, including a 26-year-old Uzbekistan national, held under the Immoral Trafficking Act by the Chandigarh police yesterday in judicial custody.

 
CULTURE

Play on ill-effects of tobacco staged
Chandigarh, May 28
An artiste of the Yuva Jagriti Manch during a play to create awareness on tobacco and drug addiction at Sukhna Lake on Monday. The youth is falling prey to smoking and drug addiction because of glorification of these things by their consumer companions. To sensitise people about the harmful effects of tobacco during the “World No Tobacco Day” celebrations, the artistes of the Yuva Jagriti Manch, a group of local youth, staged ‘Nasha-Sirf Tabahi’ a street play at Sukhna Lake, here, today.

An artiste of the Yuva Jagriti Manch during a play to create awareness on tobacco and drug addiction at Sukhna Lake on Monday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Fashion designer Simarjit Bagga with models and friends Pedro Antunes and Jona Akaike. Simarjit has just returned from the launch of the world’s first absolutely eco-friendly denim during Earth Day festivities at Auroville.Eco-friendly fashion his passion
Chandigarh-based fashion designer Simarjit Bagga celebrated his ‘green’ bug by designing for the launch of “the world’s first absolutely eco-friendly denim” during Earth Day festivities at Auroville (Tamil Nadu) last month.

Fashion designer Simarjit Bagga (centre) with models and friends Pedro Antunes (left) and Jona Akaike (right). Simarjit has just returned from the launch of the world’s first absolutely eco-friendly denim during Earth Day festivities at Auroville. — Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh

 
SPORTS

Sanam Singh returns a shot to Vijayant Malik in the first round match of the ITF Men’s tournament at CLTA, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Monday. Sanam Singh advances to second round
Chandigarh, May 28
It was a mixed day for Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA) trainees. Its former trainees Tushar Liberhan and Sanam Singh advanced to the next round but wild card entrants Vijayant Malik and Kinshuk Sharma lost their matches in the ongoing $10,000+ Hospitality SAIL ITF Men's Futures at the CLTA courts, Sector 10, here today.

Sanam Singh returns a shot to Vijayant Malik in the first round match of the ITF Men’s tournament at CLTA, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Monday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Wushu Meet
Thoibi, Samathoibi of Manipur strike gold
Chandigarh, May 28
P. Thoibi Devi and A. Samathoibi Chanu, both of Manipur, won gold medals in the Daoshu and Nandao for girls, respectively, in the 7 th IndianOil Junior National Wushu Championships being conducted by the Chandigarh Wushu Association at the Sector 10 Rink Hall, here today.

Mustard defeat Red to enter cricket semis
Chandigarh, May 28
A close encounter marked the second day of the SJOBA Super 7's Night Cricket Tournament under way at the Sector 26 St. John's High School ground last night.

Golf camp for children today
Chandigarh, May 28
The Chandigarh Golf Club will open its greens to tap talent among non-members at a six-day junior camp from May 29 to June 3.

City wrestlers win 11 medals
Chandigarh, May 28
Chandigarh wrestlers won 11 medals, including two golds, in the 26th Boys’ and 10th Girls’ Sub-Junior National Wrestling Championship, under way at Anandpur Sahib.

CFA players excel
Chandigarh, May 28
Chandigarh Football Academy (CFA) players showed their skills on foreign soil defeating a leading football club of Leipzig 3-0 in an exhibition match played at Leipzig in Germany today.

ADMINISTRATION

RTI: Depts asked to assemble data
Chandigarh, May 28
The Chandigarh administration has decided to assemble data of the applications received under the Right to Information Act in all departments by June 1. All departments have been asked to provide details of the cases and the status of the proceedings.

Survey
Chandigarh, May 28
In the wake of the recent fire incident in a liquor vend in Mohali, the administration today asked the fire department to conduct a survey to make sure all liquor vends had appropriate fire-fighting arrangements. — TNS


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