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P’kula heist kingpin held
Was involved in over 26 cases of
dacoity, murders
Yamunanagar/Panchkula, March 14
In a major breakthrough, the Yamunanagar police today arrested the kingpin of a robbers’ gang, Amit Kumar Yadav, a resident of Rohtak, and claimed to have solved 26 cases, including the sensational robberies at Panchkula’s PC Jewellers on January 27 and State Bank of Patiala on February 12.

7-day police remand for Saji
Saji Mohan (centre) comes out of General Hospital, Sector 16, after medical examination in Chandigarh on Saturday.Chandigarh, March 14
The court of Judicial Magistrate (Ist class) Sumit Ghai today remanded controversial IPS officer and former zonal director, Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Saji Mohan, in seven-day police custody.

Saji Mohan (centre) comes out of General Hospital, Sector 16, after medical examination in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

The unexpected onlooker
Plan of action

PEC registrar appointment sparks off row
Chandigarh, March 14
The alleged unilateral appointment of SK Suman as the new registrar of Panjab Engineering College (PEC) by Chander Mohan, chairman of the board of governors (BoG) of the PEC, has sparked off a major row among members of the BoG.

Chand-Fiza Episode
Is SMS talaq valid?
Chandigarh, March 14
“Tele or SMS talaq”, the latest twist in the Chand-Fiza saga has evoked curiosity that whether declaration of divorce over the phone is valid or not.



RCS officials accused of fraud
Illegally transferred flat of defence personnel’s widow
Chandigarh, March 14
A 70-year-old widow of a defence personnel got the shock of her life after finding that her flat in a group housing society has allegedly been sold off to another person without her knowledge.

Policy on real estate auction soon
Admn proposes to raise average price by 5 pc; southern sectors to benefit
Chandigarh, March 14
The administration will soon draft an auction policy for the real estate in Chandigarh. Taking the average per square yard reserve price of the auction organised in October as a benchmark, the Estate Office has proposed to raise the average price by 5 per cent this time.

Cops look for clean-shaved caller
Mohali, March 14
Two days after Sameer Watts (34), a senior official with a Mohali-based office of cellular operator, was shot at from a close range near Cosmo Hospital, Phase 8, the police is zeroing on the clean-shaved unidentified caller who used the Fortis hospital mobile telephone number facility to call the victim.

Farmers flay admn policies
Chandigarh, March 14
Thousands of farmers of villages neighbouring the city today gathered at Khuda Alisher village to discuss the “ill-conceived” policies of Chandigarh administration.

Tips given to overcome old age depression
Mohali, March 14
Coping with old age depression is a particular challenge for elderly individuals. Especially in situations when materialism and market driven set of social circumstances are driving the individuals to unbearable levels of depression, partly because of loneliness and partially because of other variables.

Seminar on equality, human rights
Chandigarh, March 14
Panjab University’s Centre for Emerging Areas in Social Sciences organised a seminar on equality and human rights on the university campus today.

Prof Talwar honoured
Chandigarh, March 14
Dr NTR University of Health Sciences (NTR-UHS), Vijaywada, has awarded Prof KK Talwar, director, PGIMER an honorary Doctor of Science (DSc) degree in recognition of his work in the field of cardiology at the 13th annual convocation.


Syndicate meet on March 21
Chandigarh, March 14
It will be a good news if the finance board’s decision of no fee hike for the next session is approved in the coming Syndicate meeting scheduled for March 21, 2009.


Centre nod to admission in GSMCH
Patiala, March 14
The Union government has given its nod to the Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital to renew the permission for admission of the third batch of 100 MBBS students for the session 2009-10.

Sarpanch, 22 others booked for damage
Rajpura, March 14
The sarpanch, a panchayat member and all the 21 members of gurdwara committee of Saidkheri village have been booked for damaging the belongings of a priest, who was residing in the gurdwara complex for past long time.

Prize distribution function held
Dera Bassi, March 14
The annual prize distribution function was organised in Government College, Dera Bassi, here on Friday.


Uncle of accused held
Panchkula, March 14
Even as the bodies of the Panchkula-based financier, Vinod Mittal, and his four-year-old son, Yashan, are yet to be traced, the local police today arrested Kishan Lal, maternal uncle of prime accused, Raju, from Hanumangarh in Rajasthan.

Man held for cheating nieces
Panchkula, March 14
The police today arrested Babban Zaidi, accused of cheating and torturing his nieces under his guardianship

Two foreigners held
Chandigarh, March 14
The FRO branch of the UT Police arrested two foreign nationals Joseph from USA and Stepin from France, from Shingar Residency, Burail, during a search operation conducted in various hotels and guesthouses here today.

2 held for fake registration of vehicle
Zirakpur, March 14 The CIA staff, Kharar, after a tip off, arrested two persons, who were travelling in a stolen vehicle with fake registration.

Five booked for fraud
Zirakpur, March 14
The local police today booked five persons in a case of fraud on the complaint of Prem Chand Singla, proprietor of Shalimar Enclave in Dhakoli.


Players during a flyweight semifinal in Chandigarh on Saturday. Suresh beats Iswaran 5-2; enter final
Chandigarh, March 14
Suresh Kumar became the only boxer from city to register the final berth after beating Iswaran Murali of Malaysia in welter weight semifinals by 5-2 on the penultimate day of the 1st AK Mishra International Boxing Championship here today.

Players during a flyweight semifinal in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Vinay Mailk

Prashanth thrashes Vikas in 2nd round
Chandigarh, March 14
Vijay Kannan beat Yogesh Phogat in three sets 6-3, 0-6, 6-4 in a second round all-Indians qualifying match of the US $ 15,000 ITF Men's Futures at the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association Stadium in Sector 10 on Saturday.

Maharashtra, Haryana to lock horns in quarters
Chandigarh, March 14
Quarterfinalists have been spotted in the 57th All-India Police Hockey Championship conducted by the Chandigarh Police at the Sector 42 and Sector 18 Hockey Stadium here today.

Vijay Kumar sets record, shares lead with Bhullar
Panchkula, March 14
Vijay Kumar from Lucknow fired a record hurricane 64 to be the joint leader along with Gaganjeet Bhullar from Kapurthala as they finished with an identical 12 under 204 score on the penultimate day of the Rs 30 lakh prize money PGTI Players Championship on the par-72 greens of the Panchkula Golf Club here today.


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