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Rape in Nari Niketan
For UT Admn, it’s part of society

Chandigarh, May 19
Unruffled by the incident of a mentally challenged Aashrey inmate having allegedly been raped by a sweeper of her previous abode Nari Niketan, the UT denies any lapses on its part, maintaining that such incidents are “part of society”.

To seek abortion nod from HC
Chandigarh, May 19
The Chandigarh administration will seek permission from the court for Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) of the Sector 26 Nari Niketan rape victim.

Mr HS, entering Aashreya is a child’s play
Chandigarh, May 19
Contrary to tall claims by the Chandigarh Administration and UT Home Secretary Ram Niwas, entering the so-called “secure” Aashreya, where mentally retarded patients, including the 16-year-old girl who was raped in Nari Niketan, are lodged, is indeed a child’s play.
The Tribune correspondent scales the wall of Aashreya — home for mentally retarded — in Sector 47 and walks through the home with no one raising an alarm
The Tribune correspondent scales the wall of Aashreya — home for mentally retarded — in Sector 47 and walks through the home with no one raising an alarm. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan



Samples of accused, foetus taken
Accused Bhupinder Singh being produced at the district court on Tuesday. Chandigarh, May 19
The Chandigarh Police has taken samples of Bhupinder Singh, accused of raping a 16-year-old mentally retarded inmate of Nari Niketan, and the foetus for matching to confirm whether he had impregnated the victim.

Accused Bhupinder Singh being produced at the district court on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Victim in a state of shock
The rape victim (extreme right) sits on a bench in the compound of Nari Niketan, Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.Chandigarh, May 19
Sitting on a bench in the compound of Nari Niketan, 16-year-old rape victim Rekha (name changed) is yet to come to terms with her traumatic experience. The last few days have been quite hectic for her - she was medically examined first to check her pregnancy and then again to verify the age of the foetus - and since yesterday, she has been questioned by many to get her account of the story.

The rape victim (extreme right) sits on a bench in the compound of Nari Niketan, Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Aashreya inmate missing
Police still clueless
Chandigarh, May 19
The police is still clueless about the whereabouts of Sunita, a 13-year-old mentally retarded inmate of Aashreya, an institute for mentally retarded, in Sector 47 who ran away fro the home.

Jail warder held taking Rs 5,000
Chandigarh, May 19
Sleuths of the CBI caught red-handed Satish Kumar, a warder of Model Jail in Burail, while allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000 from a relative to of a jail inmate. The accused had reportedly promised to provide better facilities to inmate Jaswinder Singh Rocky, who is lodged in the jail in connection with the Dimpy murder case, against the money.


Health Hazard
Industrial units carry out spray painting in the open

Chandigarh, May 19
Not caring for the prescribed norms, several shops in the Industrial Area-II here, dealing in the manufacture of almirahs and steel furniture etc have been executing the spray painting job on their products on open government land.

Light showers brought down the mercury level in Chandigarh on Tuesday
Light showers brought down the mercury level in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Sec 42 lake closed for cleaning
Chandigarh, May 19
With the Chandigarh Administration undertaking the process of cleaning the new lake at Sector 42, the water body has temporarily been closed for the general public.

Rain brings relief
Chandigarh, May 19
A light spell of rain accompanied by winds this evening brought relief to residents of Chandigarh, who had been witnessing sultry and steep rise in temperature for the past few days.

Car turns turtle as vehicles collide
The Tata Indigo car, which turned turtle on the road separating Sectors 32 and 45 in Chandigarh on Tuesday.Chandigarh, May 19
Occupants of Tata Safari and Tata Indigo car had a miraculous escape this afternoon when both vehicles collided in Sector 46, here. According to eyewitnesses, Indigo car was coming from Sector 32 and entering Sector 46 when Tata Safari coming from the other direction rammed into the co-passenger side of Indigo car.

The Tata Indigo car, which turned turtle on the road separating Sectors 32 and 45 in Chandigarh on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Face-off between woman, ASI
Mohali, May 19
A Punjab Police ASI lodged a complaint with the police that a woman resident of Chandigarh used abusive language against him and tried to tear his uniform today. The woman, Aruna Kumari, has also lodged a counter-complaint that ASI Ram Darshan hit her when she was at her friend’s showroom in Phase VI here.

Monika, Manzur Alam shine in poetry contest
Panchkula, May 19
The Forum of Senior Citizens in Education (FCSE) organised a poetry recitation contest on the theme, “National Integration”, in collaboration with the Haryana Urdu Akademy at their complex here today. Since India is a multi-racial, multi-lingual and multi- cultural country, it is imperative to make people aware about the significance and importance of national integration, disclosed general secretary Dr S Kumar.

Those who could not vote


New Courses at PU
BSc in Tourism

The course is available at University Institute of Hotel Management and Tourism, Panjab University. Requisite qualifications: The students who have qualified 10+2 examination with any subject combination can apply. Admission will be on merit basis for this year only, after which there will be an aptitude test.

PEC, PU face power cuts
Chandigarh, May 19
Students of Panjab Engineering College and Panjab University had to face inconvenience today because of prolonged power cuts. According to the students, there was no power since 7 pm.


Grid damage keeps Zirakpur, Banur in dark
Banur, May 19
The areas of Zirakpur and Banur were plunged into darkness after high velocity winds damaged 66 kv power grid near Banur today at 6:30 pm.

Woman dies in accident
Dera Bassi, May 19
A resident of Sohana village was killed in a road accident that took place near Mubarikpur road here today.

One held with illicit liquor
Rajpura, May 19
The Rajpura police today arrested a man with 12 bottles of liquor. The accused has been identified as Pradeep Kumar, a resident of Maru village. 


Bindra’s transit bail plea rejected
Mohali, May 19
A Mohali court today rejected the transit bail plea of A.S. Bindra, father Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra, who was arrested last week in a fraud case and is undergoing treatment at the PGI after he complained of chest pain.


Man duped of Rs 13.5 lakh
Mohali, May 19
Nachatar Singh of Bhabal village complained to the police that three persons cheated him, two from Rajpura, and one from Chandigarh.

Two boys arrested for kidnapping
Chandigarh, May 19
The police today arrested two minor boys on the charge of kidnapping a 14-year-old girl. Acting on the complaint of girl's father, the police arrested the duo when they, along with the girl, disembarked from a bus coming from Nangal to Chandigarh near Sector 39 here.

Man held for snatching mobile
Chandigarh, May 19
The police arrested a Sector 37-C resident minutes after he snatched a mobile phone from a woman in Sector 36, here, this afternoon.

Murder Bid
One-day police remand for ex-granthi
Mohali, May 19
A former granthi of a gurdwara, booked for a murder bid, was remanded in one-day police custody by a local court today. Former granthi Amrik Singh was booked after he allegedly took out a loaded pistol and aimed it at a devotee on the premises of Gurdwara Sach Dhan in Phase III B1.   

Minor scuffle at Ramdarbar school
Chandigarh, May 19
The long-standing dispute between the Government High School (Ram Darbar- Phase I) authorities and illegal vendors outside the school boundary flared up today when the principal objected to encroachments by them adjoining to the wall of the school.


Ajay beats Vikramjit
Chandigarh, May 19
Ajay Gupta defeated Vikramjit Singh (2-1) in the first pre-quarterfinal snooker match (best of three frames) of the VIIIth Saurabh Khattar Memorial Billiards and Snooker Tournament held at Chandigarh Club’s tables, Sector 1, here today.

Govt High School bag first position
Chandigarh, May 19
The sub-junior boys team of Government High School-25 clinched first position in the team events on the opening day of Chandigarh Open Surya Namaskar Yoga Championship held at Kundan International School, Sector-46, here today.

Nangal unit shines in TT
Chandigarh, May 19
The Nangal unit emerged winner in the Team championship during the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) Inter-Unit Table Tennis tournament held at BBMB Rest House in Sector 35, here today. The second place went to the team of Sundernagar unit.

Cricket coaching camp from today
Chandigarh: Probables selected for the Chandigarh team for the upcoming 1st All-India U-17 National Cricket Tournament would go for a coaching camp scheduled from tomorrow at GMSSS-40. — TNS


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