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Cop stoned to death
Hunt on for mysterious woman
Chandigarh, August 2
Kashmir Singh, an inspector with the UT police, was found murdered in Dadumajra colony, here, early morning. The victim was bludgeoned to death. The incident came to light at about 5:45 am when a resident, Muna, found the body lying in a pool of blood in a street.
Policemen cover the body of inspector Kashmir Singh (inset) in a Dadumajra colony, Chandigarh Policemen cover the body of inspector Kashmir Singh (inset) in a Dadumajra colony, Chandigarh, on Saturday.
— A Tribune photograph

Merc mows down boy
Chandigarh, August 2
In yet another case of rash driving, a four-year-old boy lost his life when rashly-driven Mercedes hit him in front of his residence in Sector 28, here, this morning. The victim has been identified as Akshit Lakhpal.
Blood stain at the spot where the child (inset) was crushed by a car in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Blood stain at the spot where the child (inset) was crushed by a car in Chandigarh


Girls celebrate the sprit of friendship
Girls celebrate the sprit of friendship. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tiwari

Boy sodomised in Mohali
Mohali, August 2
Another four-year-old boy was allegedly sodomised by an 18-year-old labourer at the Amb Sahib Colony here this afternoon. The accused, Suraj, tried to commit suicide by consuming a poisonous substance when colony residents gheraoed his jhuggi.

Teenager abducted, raped
Nayagaon, August 2
A 14-year-old girl of Dashmesh Nagar was allegedly raped by a married man with the help of his friends. The accused Rakesh Kumar allegedly took the victim away while she was going to school.

Control of Excise Dept
It’s secy vs secy in UT
Chandigarh, August 2
The administration is witnessing an intense game of oneupmanship between two secretary-level officials to wrest the control of the “crucial” excise and taxation department.

Justice Jain retires
Leaves behind a trail of controversies
Chandigarh, August 2
Punjab and Haryana High Court's former Chief Justice Vijender Jain, who today bade adieu to the city, has left behind a trail of controversies. Right from the appointment of judges against the opinion of the High Court collegium.

Khehar takes over as acting Chief Justice
Chandigarh, August 2
Justice J.S. Khehar today took over as the acting Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. He replaces Justice Vijender Jain, who has retired upon attaining the age of superannuation. The roster of the benches has also changed. The new roster will come into effect from August 4.
                                   Justice J.S. Khehar
Justice J.S. Khehar


Sharma is Zirakpur MC chief
Zirakpur, August 2
The day belonged to N.K. Sharma who was elected the president of the Zirakpur municipal council for the second consecutive time today.

N.K. Sharma (left) and Kulwinder Sohi, who were elected president and vice-president of the Zirakpur municipal council, respectively, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

N.K. Sharma (left) and Kulwinder Sohi, who were elected president and vice-president of the Zirakpur municipal council, respectively

Documentary maker from Scotland on green mission
Chandigarh, August 2
We all may be contributing to environmental pollution in some way or the other, but Shrenik Rao is the one who is burning calories to create awareness about preserving environment.

1.76 lakh assessees file IT returns
Chandigarh, August 2
More than 1.76 lakh assessees filed their income-tax returns for 2008-09 till July 31, the closing day for TDS (tax deducted at source) payers, the salaried class and those who file their returns unaudited.

Verify status of PGs: DGP tells SP
Mohali, August 2
Punjab director-general of police N.P.S. Aulakh has asked the Mohali SSP to verify whether any anti-social element was residing as a paying guest or tenant in the town.


Govt schools alumni get tips on placement placement feedback to passouts
Chandigarh, August 2
Alumni meets were held at various government schools here today. DPI (S) S. K. Setia was the chief guest. “The main aim of these meets was to develop academic potential and personality of the students and to interact with passout students.

PU Notes
Ecological society cleans campus
Chandigarh, August 2
Panjab University Ecological Society members, led by the vice-chancellor, went around cleaning the campus, including market and residential areas, early in the morning here today.

From Schools and Colleges
Freshers’ Party at SD school
Chandigarh, August 2
Itika and Harshit were adjudged Ms and Mr Fresher during the Freshers’ Party held at PML SD Public School, Sec 32, here today. The party was organised to welcome the students of Class XI. The function started at 9.30 with a song sung by Monica of Class XI.

Guru Hakrishan school celebrates Parkash Utsav
Chandigarh, August 2
The Parkash Utsav of Guru Harkrishan was celebrated with great reverence at Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School here today. Punjab finance minister, Manpreet Singh Badal, joined the school for the celebrations.


High Court
Ads on police beat boxes
Chandigarh, August 2
Taking up a PIL by Chandigarh-based Jasleen Singh Jaidka regarding the illegality of allowing advertisements on the police beat boxes and traffic umbrellas, speed limit signboards etc. in Panchkula.


19 girls hurt as cab collides with mini truck
Ambala, August 2
As many as 19 girls were injured when a maxi cab they were travelling in collided with a mini truck on the Panjokhra-Lalru road near Ambala City today morning. The injured were admitted to the civil hospital in Ambala City. The driver of the maxi cab also sustained injuries.

ISI agent nabbed
Role in Gujarat blasts suspected
Patiala, August 2
The police today nabbed a Pakistani national Sahid Iqbal Bhatti, who, was posing as a computer centre owner in the name of Dev Raj Sehgal. The police was not forthcoming on Bhatti and circumstances which, led to his arrest early in the morning from his Khalsa College Colony residence.

Youth falls from train, dies
Lalru, August 2
Deepak (23) died after falling from a moving train near Lalru, here, this morning. According to the railway police, Deepak, a resident of Ambala, worked with a private company in Chandigarh. He was travelling from Ambala to Chandigarh.

Nine-year-old boy electrocuted
Dera Bassi, August 2
Bablu (9) was electrocuted when he came into contact with high-tension wires while flying a kite on the roof of his house in Trivedi Camp here. According to sources, the victim accidentally touched the high-tension wires passing over his home.


Dhruv Pandove Trophy
Ropar, Jalandhar beat city, Mohali teams
Chandigarh, August 2
Zone B (Ropar) and Jalandhar defeated the local teams, including, Chandigarh and Mohali, respectively, on the basis of first innings lead in the Punjab State Inter District Under-19 Tournament for Dhruv Pandove Trophy here today.
Chandigarh’s Ankit Kaushik plays a shot during the Punjab State Inter District Under-19 Tournament at DAV-8, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Himanshu Mahajan

Chandigarh’s Ankit Kaushik plays a shot during the Punjab State Inter District Under-19 Tournament at DAV-8, Chandigarh


Passport Scam
Prime suspect gives slip to police
Chandigarh, August 2
Gurjinder Singh Lucky, one of the prime suspects wanted by the Chandigarh police in the stolen passports case, gave a slip to the Kapurthala police yesterday afternoon. Lucky along with his mother, brother and an acquaintance assaulted the raiding policemen in broad daylight and fled from the spot, leaving the cops red-faced.

Man hangs himself to death
Chandigarh, August 2
Rakesh Kumar, a resident of Sector 37 here, ended his life today by allegedly hanging himself from the ceiling fan at his home this morning. The police, so far, has ruled out any foul play. However, it was yet to ascertain the reason behind the incident.

2 held for detaining septuagenarian couple; freed on bail
Panchkula, August 2
The police arrested two Sector-7 residents for allegedly detaining a septuagenarian couple in their home. The accused-Ajay Gupta and Bharti Gupta-were later released on bail by a local court.

2 girls rough up gym trainer
Chandigarh, August 2
A trainer of a local gymnasium was “roughed up” by two girls today for reportedly passing comments at them this morning outside the gym in Sector 11.

Body of 15-yr-old found
Chandigarh, August 2
Mystery shrouds the death of 15-year-old Uttam Singh, a student of class eighth and resident of Kansal village, whose body was recovered this evening from a seasonal rivulet passing through Kaimbala, here yesterday.


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