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Vienna Backlash
VIP buses parked at Police Lines
Buses owned by Punjab bigwigs parked at the Phase 11 Police Lines in Mohali on Monday.Mohali, May 25
It pays to be a bus operator connected with a ruling political family. So, when today, violence spread in several parts of Punjab in retaliation to the murder of Sant Rama Nand of Dera Sachh Khand Balan in Vienna

Buses owned by Punjab bigwigs parked at the Phase 11 Police Lines in Mohali on Monday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Bloody clash at Dadu Majra
Chandigarh, May 25
Over a dozen persons were injured in a bloody clash between two groups following an old feud at Sector 38 Dadu Majra here today. The situation got worse when about eight of the injured were brought at the Sector 16 Government Multi Speciality Hospital, where both groups reached and clashed using hockey sticks and swords.

Rape at Nari Niketan
Medical board says girl mildly challenged
Chandigarh, May 25
Contrary to doubts being raised by certain officials of the social welfare department on the veracity of the claims of the teenaged girl who was raped at Nari Niketan, a medical board of the GMCH-32 today examined her and concluded that she was only a case of mild mental retardation. The board, comprising a psychologist, a special educator and a psychiatrist, also concluded that she was capable enough to comprehend what had happened to her and was aware of her surroundings.



EARLIER STORIES

Rape at Raj Bhawan Three convicted
Chandigarh, May 25
Exactly a year after charges were framed against two police personnel of the Haryana police posted at Haryana Raj Bhawan and an electrician, the court of the Additional District and Sessions Judge, Ravi Kumar Sondhi, today convicted them of raping a 40-year-old woman in the high security zone.

IIT Results Disappoint
Top positions elude tricity
Chandigarh, May 25
There is nothing much to cheer in the IIT-JEE examination results this year as the top 10 positions have eluded the city. Though over 100 students managed to figure on the merit list, out of a total of 10,000 who appeared for the test in the tricity, there is disappointment as the top positions went to Delhi and southern region of the country.



COMMUNITY


Vienna Backlash
Protests peaceful, security stepped up
Chandigarh, May 25
Protesting against the killing of Sant Rama Nand of Dera Sachh Khand Balan in Vienna, followers of the sect and other similar religious organisations held a peaceful demonstration in the city seeking action against the killers. The devotees of the Sri Guru Ravidas Gurdwara in Sector 30 held a march from the gurdwara to Tribune Chowk in the evening.

Passengers stranded at the Sector 43 ISBT in Chandigarh on Monday. A Tribune photograph
Passengers stranded at the Sector 43 ISBT in Chandigarh on Monday.

Vienna Backlash
Rail, bus passengers stranded
Mohali, May 25
In the wake of widespread violence in different parts of Punjab against the assassination of Sant Ramanand of Dera Sach Khand Balan in Vienna, security was beefed up in the district. Rail and bus passengers were stranded at different places in the region due to cancellation of trains and buses not being run due to fear of violence.

Now, mega projects under MHA scanner
Central team initiates special audit
Chandigarh, May 25
After the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), controversial mega projects and the Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park (RGCTP) today came under the scanner of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

Body protests sending ‘normal’ girls to Ashreya
Chandigarh, May 25
The Parvasi Nepali Sangh Bharat today organised a candle-lit march at the Red Cross in Sector 16 in protest against the authorities for sending mentally stable girls to Ashreya, an institute for mentally challenged children in Sector 47.

Drug de-addiction centre opened at GMSH
Chandigarh, May 25
As part of the endeavour to make society free from the ill-effects of the drug menace, Punjab Governor and UT Administrator SF Rodrigues today inaugurated a drug de-addiction and treatment centre at Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, here today.


Ex-servicemen help family get body
Mohali, May 25
Members of various bodies of ex-servicemen gathered at Fortis Hospital here today to get the body of a defence personnel released who had died at the hospital. According to reports, warrant officer Baldev Raj (64) died at the hospital, but the management was allegedly not handing over the body to members of his family because the pending payments were not cleared.
Daughter of a warrant officer thanks the president of the Ex-Servicemen Grievance Cell, Col SS Sohi (Retd), for getting the body of her father from Fortis Hospital, Mohali, and (inset) the deceased Baldev Raj.
Daughter of a warrant officer thanks the president of the Ex-Servicemen Grievance Cell, Col SS Sohi (Retd), for getting the body of her father from Fortis Hospital, Mohali, and (inset) the deceased Baldev Raj. Tribune Photo: Vicky Gharu

Seminar on HR policies
Chandigarh, May 25
The key challenge for the human resource professionals in the turbulent economic scenario is to manage and retain talent, and motivate the professionals to help organisations sustain their operational efficiency.

Railway Reservation
Consumers’ body demands counter at post office
Seek gym at Parkview using dumped equipment
Mohali, May 25
The Consumers Protection Federation has demanded that a railway reservation counter be opened at the post office in Phase I for the convenience of Mohali residents.

CITCO staff work out way to stay fit
Chandigarh, May 25
Term it a fitness call but the CITCO employees’ union has demanded a gymnasium for the staff. They have asked the authorities to use the health equipment lying dumped at Hotel Mountview in setting up a gymnasium at Hotel Parkview.

Peace march tomorrow
Panchkula, May 25
Guru Ravidas Sabha will be taking out a peace procession from Guru Ravidas Bhavan, Sector 15, on Wednesday. The president of the sabha, Balbir Singh, said a meeting was held at the bhavan today where all members condemned the incident in Vienna.

Those who could not vote

Evolving print media with Net

 City Scope Letters
Voters’ magic worked for Cong

EDUCATION

 
PU: Malika Goel tops CET
Chandigarh, May 25
Malika Goyal, a student of Bal Niketan, Sector 37, has topped the Common Entrance Test (CET) conducted by Panjab University on May 17. She has expected herself to be in the first 10 positions but topping the examination has surely come as a sweet surprise to her.


Sanya Gupta, who stood fourth, flanked by their respective family members in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photographs
Sanya Gupta, who stood fourth, flanked by their respective family members in Chandigarh on Monday.

Rayat Bahara signs MoU with IBM
Training programme for engg students
Chandigarh, May 25
Rayat Bahra Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IBM India and Karrox Technologies Ltd (IBM training partner) to offer a training programme to engineering students.

IIT-JEE Results
Rohan gets first position in city
Chandigarh, May 25
Hard work and positive attitude is the success mantra for IIT-JEE toppers from the tricity. “A positive attitude, relaxed preparation, regular hard work and determination worked for him,” stated BR Sharma, father of Rohan Sharma, who secured 17th rank in all-India ranking in IIT-JEE and topped the city.


 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Valmiki Sabha demands arrest of culprits
Sirhind/Rajpura May 25
The Punjab Pradesh Valmiki Sabha today protested against the reported killing of Sant Ramanand in Vienna and demanded immediate arrest of culprits behind the crime.

Traffic jam at Jundli Chowk in Ambala on Monday as a fallout of Vienna incident.
Traffic jam at Jundli Chowk in Ambala on Monday as a fallout of Vienna incident. A Tribune photograph

Work on development projects begins
Kalka, May 25
Vijay Bansal, former state secretary of the Congress, today said the government had started work on major development projects in the area. He said the state government had initiated work on Tipra bridge, auditorium at Government Postgraduate College and renovation of Haryana Roadways sub-depot.

Breast, cervix cancer check-up camp
Bassi Pathana, May 25
The local Mehar Baba Charitable Trust organised a free breast and cervix cancer check-up camp at Mata Harnam Kaur Community hall here on Saturday. The two-day camp was inaugurated by Deva Ji of Manikarn Sahib (HP), while it was presided over by trustee Prof HS Mejie.

ABS to launch career counselling camps
Banur, May 25
Aryans Business School (ABS) has decided to launch an awareness campaign for students of North India. ABS would be organising a series of 20 career counselling camps at various places in the region.

Farewell at Patiala college
Patiala, May 25
The Jasdev Singh Sandhu College of Education organised a farewell on its campus here today. College principal Dr Harjit Kaur welcomed chief guest Anupinder Kaur Sandhu, chairperson of the college federation, director of the federation Arpit Garg and reader in Punjabi University Dr Rajinder Kaur Sidhu.

Power Cuts
Punjab better off than neighbours
Patiala, May 25
Punjab power consumers are riding high as far as power supply by the Punjab State Electricity Board is concerned. While Haryana electricity consumers are facing over three-hour daily power cuts, those in Rajasthan have been facing cuts ranging from two to six hours.

COURTS

Bus Travel
Under-12 on half tickets to get full seat
Chandigarh, May 25
Toddlers travelling on half ticket in Punjab and Haryana will now get a seat all to themselves. For the purpose, necessary amendments have been carried out in the motor vehicle rules to “permit a full seat to a half ticket passenger”.

CBI court acquits 2 in corruption case
Chandigarh, May 25
CBI Special Court of Jagdeep Jain today acquitted general manager Jasbir Singh Bindra and sales manager DB Malhotra, Modern Food Industries India, the Industrial Area, from charges of corruption.

Consumer Courts
Aryan Business School penalised Rs 25,000
Chandigarh, May 25
UT Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has asked Aryan Business School to pay Rs 25,000 in compensation to Ravigeet Bedi for indulging in unfair trade practice.

CRIME


Body found along Madhya Marg
Chandigarh, May 25
A highly decomposed semi-clad body of an unidentified man, who was apparently murdered, was found along Madhya Marg at Manimajra here this morning. The victim appeared to be a labourer and seemed to be in his 30s.
The body bore blunt injury marks on the head and other parts of the body and had been put in two sacks.

Police officials examine the spot where a man was found murdered along Madhya Marg at Manimajra on Monday. A Tribune photograph
Police officials examine the spot where a man was found murdered along Madhya Marg at Manimajra on Monday.

Burglary in Sec-40 house
2 accused identified; landlord held
Chandigarh, May 25
The Chandigarh police claimed to have identified the two persons who had narrowly missed being caught while committing a theft in a house in Sector 40 last week. This time, too, the mobile phone call details proved handy for the local police, which traced the addresses of the two to Kajheri village.

Marketing co fraud
2 more victims come forward
Panchkula, May 25
A resident of Phullian village in Narwana district has lodged a complaint with the police that he was duped of Rs 25 lakh by a marketing company located in the market of Sector 6 in the town. Now the directors of the company, after duping many of the clients, have closed down the firm and were running the similar business in the name of a new company, alleged the complainant, Rajinder Danda.

Shopkeeper drugged, robbed of car
Zirakpur, May 25
Five days after a couple was kidnapped at gunpoint by highway robbers on the Chandigarh-Ambala national highway here, a Zirakpur-based shopkeeper was drugged and robbed of his newly bought Tata Indigo car and Rs 3,500 cash on Saturday evening.

SPORTS


AITA Series
Tejas routs Abhit
Chandigarh, May 25
Five players of Chandigarh Club Tennis Academy Raahat Manrai, Aashima Garg, Shaina Dewan, Kabir Manrai and Karan Kapoor sailed through the first round by upsetting their opponents in straight sets of the AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament held in Chandigarh Club here today.

A player plays a shot during the AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament at Chandigarh Club in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik
A player plays a shot during the AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament at Chandigarh Club in Chandigarh on Monday.

Thapar is golf tour board member
Chandigarh, May 25
Gautam Thapar, president of Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI), has been made a member of Asian Tour Board of Directors. Chairman and CEO of Avantha Group, Thapar has been instrumental in the growth and consolidation of the PGTI since its inception in September 2006.

Club takes golf to schools
Chandigarh, May 25
To tap golf talent at grassroots level, the Chandigarh Golf Club today took a big step forward by taking golf training to schools. In its introductory junior golf training programme, the club began a free junior golf training programme at Strawberry Fields World School here today.

Cricket qualifying round postponed
Chandigarh, May 25
The Punjab state inter-district cricket under-19 qualifying round 2009-2010. It was scheduled from May 24 has been postponed by two days i.e. May 26 on account of disturbed conditions in many districts of Punjab.

 



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