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Youth dies in police custody
Family calls it murder, cops suicide
Victim Anil Kumar Chandigarh, July 12
Death of a youth in police custody, apprehended on “mere suspicion”, has put the Mani Majra police in a spot. While the police claimed that the victim, 21-year-old Anil Kumar, had jumped to death at the police station, the victim’s family alleged that he was tortured in custody and “murdered” by the police.

Trees to make way for govt quarters
Chandigarh, July 12
A tree felled at the Sector 20-30 road crossing in Chandigarh on Thursday. The horticulture department of the Chandigarh administration has cut at least a dozen full-grown trees along Dakshin Marg to clear the path of slip roads.

A tree felled at the Sector 20-30 road crossing in Chandigarh on Thursday.

Man kills ‘unfaithful’ wife
Shyam Sunder in police custody at Mani Majra in Chandigarh on Thursday. Chandigarh, July 12
In yet another case of domestic violence, a labourer who suspected his wife’s fidelity, allegedly strangled her to death at their Mauli Complex residence here last night.

Shyam Sunder in police custody at Mani Majra in Chandigarh on Thursday.


Girl kills herself
Nayagaon, July 12
Subhash Kumari
Residents of Shivalik Vihar here woke up to the shocking sight of a girl hanging from the top of the colony’s overhead reservoir. Subhash Kumari, a resident of the colony, allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself with a dupatta in the wee hours of the morning. She was suffering from a painful disease of the spine, the police said, and it may have prompted the action.


Roof Fall
Residents have right to know
Chandigarh, July 12
Can the public be denied access to findings of an inquiry held in the interest of public security?


Poll officials leave residents fuming
Chandigarh, July 12
With the team of the UT election department entrusted with door-to-door videography for preparing photo ID cards failing to keep date with the electorate of Sector 44 yesterday, residents have been put to a lot of inconvenience.

A structure being pulled down in the Sector 25 Kumhar Colony on Thursday. 350 structures knocked down
Chandigarh, July 12
The enforcement staff today resumed its demolition drive to remove unauthorised structures in the Sector 25 Kumhar Colony. The land under the colony has to be handed over to Panjab University.

A structure being pulled down in the Sector 25 Kumhar Colony on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Broadband link still poor
Chandigarh, July 12
Even as the BSNL claims “near normalcy” in the restoration of the landline services, the restoration of broadband services is giving it a tough time.

Pubs, hotels to stay open till 2 am
Chandigarh, July 12
The District Magistrate has prohibited commercial operations at restaurants, pubs, wine shops, discos and clubs operating till late in the night.

I was forced to compromise, says Sanghi
Chandigarh, July 12
Former nominated councillor, P.C. Sanghi, today alleged that the Chandigarh police, in connivance with the president of the local Samajwadi Party, forced him to compromise.

IT raid on business units
Chandigarh, July 12
Officials of the income tax department today conducted surveys at several business establishments in the city and Mohali.

Pradeep Tewari Tribune lensman’s pic voted best
Chandigarh, July 12
Pradeep Tewari, a staff photographer with The Tribune, has bagged the first position in the prestigious worldwide photo contest ‘Images of Health and Disability 2007’, organised by the WHO. His picture, ‘Running’, taken in early 2006, steered clear of three rounds of selection to make it to the top, out of several thousand entries.

A car moves through the waterlogged subway dividing Sectors 11 and 15 in Chandigarh on Thursday. City not ready for rains
Chandigarh, July 12
Despite tall claims by the Chandigarh administration regarding monsoon preparedness, travellers today had a tough time at the subway dividing Sectors 11 and 15 following heavy rain. Water in low-lying areas made it difficult for vehicles.

A car moves through the waterlogged subway dividing Sectors 11 and 15 in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan


‘Molestation’ bid by PGI guard
Chandigarh, July 12
An attendant at the PGI has alleged that a security guard used abusive language and tried to molest her. However, a PGI spokesperson, denying the allegation, said the guard had asked her for her identity card as she was trying to go inside posing as a staff member.

Three cars stolen
Chandigarh, July 12
Three cars were stolen from the city. Sikha Gupta of Sector 37 reported to the police that her Skoda car was stolen from Sector 35 on Thursday.

Drunkard found dead
Nayagaon, July 12
A 50-year-old Kansal resident was found dead outside his house here this morning. The victim, Wazir Singh, reportedly died due to heavy consumption of alcohol.


Education officers redesignated
Chandigarh, July 12
The Chandigarh administration has redesignated the posts of deputy director and assistant director, adult education, along with the posts of assistant director, vocational, and DEO and deputy DEOs. There will be two deputy DEOs, one for government schools and the other for private schools.

Exam result shocks many
Mohali, July 12
Results of one of the papers in the electronics and communications engineering stream in most engineering colleges across Punjab have shocked many students. A large number of students, who appeared for the VLSI paper (very large-scale integrated circuit) offered in the final semester of the fourth year, have failed.

AIEEE Counselling
Most reserved-category seats filled
Chandigarh, July 12
Parents with their wards on the first day of the AIEEE counselling at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Thursday. Counselling for the AIEEE (All-India Engineering Entrance Examination) began at Gymnasium Hall of Panjab University here today. Counselling for the reserved category (scheduled castes and scheduled tribes) was held for five colleges (Punjab Engineering College, University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering, PU, Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology and VVIBS Regional Centre, Hoshiarpur) today.

Parents with their wards on the first day of the AIEEE counselling at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

PU Notes
Candidates seeking admission to MEd (through correspondence for in-service teachers) should submit their application forms at the department of correspondence studies by August 3. Only those candidates, who have cleared the entrance test conducted by Panjab University, can apply.

Admissions at Art College conclude
Chandigarh, July 12
The admission process at the Government College of Art, Sector 10, concluded today with all seats in the UT and the general categories filled. Counselling for 36 seats of BFA in the UT pool was held today. Each of the four disciplines (painting, sculpture, graphics (print making) and applied art) of BFA has nine seats. First 40 candidates were considered in order of merit.

Class XI Admissions
Day VIII: 442 enrolled
Chandigarh, July 12
On the eighth day of counselling for centralised admissions to Class XI, a total of 442 students were enrolled today.

Rally marks Population Day
Chandigarh, July 12
Tree plantation, a rally and an interactive session by the Dharitri Paryavaran Club at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, marked World Population Day.


Status quo on land sale deeds
Chandigarh, July 12
Taking up a petition alleging unauthorised occupation of 377 kanals of common land in Kansal village by “influential people”, a Division Bench of the high court today ordered the maintenance of status quo.


AIDS body of UT yet to get a permanent chief
Chandigarh, July 12
Even as National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) has changed its guidelines for the appointment of project directors (PDs) to state AIDS control societies, the one in Chandigarh is yet to get its permanent project director.

Anti-dengue camp today
Chandigarh, July 12
The directorate of the national vector-borne disease control programme, Chandigarh, will organise an anti-dengue camp at the anganwadi centre, Bapu Dham Colony, tomorrow.


PCA gets serious about fitness
Mohali, July 12
Fitness is very important for every sportsperson. Taking this seriously, the Punjab Cricket Association is organising a series of preparatory camps for their Ranji players. The camps, which will be held six weeks apart, will focus on strengthening the physical and mental fitness of a person.

Trials tomorrow
Chandigarh, July 12
Trials to select the district under- 22 team will be held at Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 19 grounds, here on July 14 at 3 pm.

Table tennis tournament begins today
Chandigarh, July 12
The Chandigarh Table Tennis Association (CCTA) is organising a three-day Bhavan Vidyalaya First Chandigarh State Ranking Table Tennis Tournament 2007 at the Sector 23 Table Tennis Hall, here from tomorrow.


Cops with STA pulled back
Chandigarh, July 12
The functioning of the State Transport Authority (STA), Chandigarh, has come to a standstill following the withdrawal of police personnel attached with the authority.

Goods in market verandahs removed
Mohali, July 12
The enforcement wing of the local municipal council removed goods kept in verandahs in market areas during a drive carried out here today.


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