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Demolition squad stoned, strikes back
*Cops fire 12 rounds
*Addl DC & LAO among injured
*Protesters led by sarpanch, ZP chief
Chandigarh, July 10
A demolition drive at Kishangarh village today turned violent with residents pelting stones at the demolition squad and the policemen accompanying it. Several members in the squad received minor injuries. The protesters also received injuries when the enforcement staff also threw stones in self-defence.
A JCB machine pulls down a structure in Kishangarh village during a demolition drive A JCB machine pulls down a structure in Kishangarh village during a demolition drive on Tuesday.
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Part of beam in DC’s office crumbles
Chandigarh, July 10
A portion of the beam at the top floor in the estate office - DC’s operational headquarters - fell off today. The maintenance of the government building is done by the engineering department of the Chandigarh Administration.

Two Janta markets may collapse, warns report
Chandigarh, July 10
Following the roof collapse in the Grain Market, Sector 26, last month, the engineering department of the administration has compiled a report, warning the Janata markets in Sectors 19 and 27 of a possible collapse in the near future.




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Shed Collapse
Adjoining building must go, says report
Chandigarh, July 10
The engineering department of the Chandigarh administration wants the building adjoining the collapsed shed in the Grain Market to be dismantled as it could collapse and cause damage to property and life.

Grain Market Probe
Chandigarh, July 10
The magisterial inquiry under the chairmanship of R.K. Rao, deputy commissioner, today submitted its findings on the roof collapse in the Grain Market, Sector 26, on June 10. Home Secretary Krishan Mohan said he had got a copy of the report.

NCC cadets to spy on tipplers
Chandigarh, July 10
Tipplers at the driving wheel, beware! You are being watched. In a novel experiment to check drunken driving, the Chandigarh Police has decided to engage 50 NCC cadets. These “spies” in plain clothes would be stationed at drinking places across the city at night and will tip off the traffic police on possible offenders.

Hearing-impaired wins battle against cruelty
Justice at last!
Chandigarh, July 10
For Anu, 39, today was a day of reckoning as it marked her victory against all odds. Only two years ago, life had seemed miserable after she was turned out of the house by her husband, who treated her with contempt for being deaf and for bearing a deaf girl child as well. But today, Anu got more than compensated for her painful past, as her husband, whom she had got booked for cheating and cruelty, agreed in the Punjab and Haryana High Court to pay her Rs 10 lakh as compensation. The money, it was decided, would be equally divided between Anu and her minor daughter, who attends Vatika School for Deaf and Dumb in Sector 18. Both mother and daughter have been living with Anu’s father in Sector 20 ever since they were turned out of their own house in Panchkula.



Anu smiles in her victory. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Husband to pay Rs 10 lakh compensation
Anu smiles in her victory

COMMUNITY

City beautiful no longer

Chandigarh, July 10
The city beautiful no longer seems to be living up to its name. The city is in need of desperate maintenance. The two-day rain has also exposed the city’s vulnerability. When contacted, the administration and the MC only blamed each other and passed the buck.

A puddle on one of the slip roads on Dakshin Marg in Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan


A puddle on one of the slip roads on Dakshin Marg in Chandigarh

Surgery on newborn successful
Chandigarh, July 10
A newborn with abdominal wall defect was operated upon successfully after he was referred to a private hospital here from Shahbad within six hours of the delivery. His abdomen was not completely formed and the contents of the abdomen cavity like liver and small intestine were lying outside, covered by a thin sac.

 
CRIME

Pay scale scam
Two more in vigilance net
Chandigarh, July 10
The UT vigilance department today arrested former senior officials of the administration allegedly involved in a pay scale scam. The accused were produced before a local court which remanded them in judicial custody.

Theft in house of KPS Gill’s brother
Chandigarh, July 10
Thieves broke into a Sector 9 house of the brother of former DGP of Punjab, K.P.S. Gill, late last night. The police said the theft was detected early this morning when the family found the house ransacked and a window pane broken.

Police remand for history-sheeter
Chandigarh, July 10
Balkar Singh of Kajheri village who was arrested by the police yesterday has a long list of criminal cases, including that of murder, kidnapping and theft, against him. He remained in Tihar Jail under the TADA Act for five years.

Judicial remand for rape suspect
Chandigarh, July 10
A local court today sent Santosh Kumar, a rickshaw-puller accused of raping an 11-month-old girl, to judicial remand. Sources in the Sector 39 police station said the police had nothing to recover from him and thus did not seek his police remand.

Man commits suicide
Zirakpur, July 10
A 27-year-old resident of Ambedkar Colony here committed suicide by hanging himself from the roof beam of his house last evening. According to the police, the victim, Vinod Kumar, was unemployed and an alcoholic. He was was reportedly in a state of depression.

Three held for making duplicate paint
Mohali, July 10
The police has arrested three persons for their alleged involvement in preparing duplicate paint and other construction material and selling these in the name of big brands.

6 hurt in clash
Chandigarh, July 10
In a group clash, at least six persons were injured, one of them seriously, at Indra Colony, Mani Majra, late tonight. The injured were taken to the Civil Hospital, Mani Majra.

 
BUSINESS

IT counter for Mohali Industrial Area
Chandigarh, July 10
The income tax department today decided to open a counter at C-81, Industrial Area, Phase VI, Mohali, from July 16 to 31 for the convenience of income tax payers.

 
EDUCATION

Admissions to mgmt seats in pvt BEd colleges
Merit to be criteria
Chandigarh, July 10
Admissions to ‘overpriced’ and ‘reserved’ seats at private colleges offering BEd will now come under the ambit of the joint counselling committee. While the management quota has been allowed by the Supreme Court, it has been clearly stated that all admissions, including those to management quota seats, will be made only on the basis of a common entrance test and a single-window admission mode.

Security on PU campus to be stepped up
Chandigarh, July 10
In the wake of brawls and clashes between members of various students’ bodies, the university authorities have decided to step up security on the campus. In a decision taken by the board of finance, the university will have 100 security guards and three supervisors, who will be responsible for maintaining decorum on the campus from the next week.

Not many takers for BSc
Chandigarh, July 10
Decreasing number of students opting for BSc (medical and non-medical streams) has become a cause of concern for the teaching fraternity. Contrary to a few years ago, when these courses were one of the most sought-after courses, students, now, from the past two three years prefer to go in for other professional and job-oriented courses.

Class XI Admissions
Day VI: 1,170 enrolled
Chandigarh, July 10
As many as 1,170 students were enrolled in Class XI (science, arts and vocational streams) of various city schools on the sixth day of counselling today. The centralised admissions are being held at GMSSS-23. All arts seats at five city schools — GMSSSs-19, 21, 35, 40 and 46 — were filled today.

 
SPORTS

Indo-Pak Tie
Another win for DAV
Chandigarh, July 10
Hosts DAV Academy won their fourth match in a row by thrashing visitors Lahore Schools XI by seven wickets during the Indo-Pak Brotherhood Cup (Under-15) Tournament at DAV Senior Secondary School grounds, Sector 8, today.

A match between DAV Academy and Lahore Schools XI in progress at DAV grounds, Sector 8, Chandigarh
A match between DAV Academy and Lahore Schools XI in progress at DAV grounds, Sector 8, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

City’s roll ball teams announced
Chandigarh, July 10
The Chandigarh Roll Ball Association today announced the names of players who will represent the city in the Sub-Junior (u-14) and Junior (u-17) National Championship to be held at Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Sector 3, Panchkula, from July 12 to 15.

Farheen claims carrom title
Chandigarh, July 10
Farheen of St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, clinched the sub-junior girls’ title of the 35th Sub-Junior Carrom Championship 2007-08, held at Manav Rachana Educational Institute, Faridabad, recently.


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