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Thieves target rly cable again
n 500 metres of wire stolen n Jan Shatabdi stranded for over an hour
The Nangal-Delhi Jan Shatabdi stranded after the theft of overhead cable between the Chandigarh and Mohali railway stations on Thursday.Mohali, May 28
Thieves continue to strike at will on the railway property, as they once again made good with around 500 metres of expensive overhead copper cable on the Chandigarh-Morinda railway line here last night.

The Nangal-Delhi Jan Shatabdi stranded after the theft of overhead cable between the Chandigarh and Mohali railway stations on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Youth cons Jalandhar trader
Takes away bag containing lakhs from car
Chandigarh, May 28
Satish Ahuja, a Jalandhar-based businessman, was duped of a briefcase containing lakhs and other important documents at the Sector 22 market here today. According to Satish Ahuja, he had parked his Innova (PB08-C-5128) near Kiran theatre while he had gone to the market to buy some stuff and asked his driver to stay in the car. 

All’s not well with Nari Niketan’s working
Chandigarh, May 28
While UT Administration officials may claim that “all’s well” at the Nari Niketan, which has been in news recently because of the rape of a mentally challenged teenager, their seriousness towards improving the functioning of the institute can be gauged from the fact that the Advisory and Co-ordination Committees formed by it to oversee its working have not met even once since its reconstitution four years ago.


Sec-33 Robbery
Cops examine CCTV footage of toll plaza
Chandigarh, May 28
A telephone call to the police control room (PCR) about the spotting of Honda Civic car of Lalit Behl, who was robbed at gunpoint at his Sector-33 residence, at the Dapper toll plaza sent the police in a tizzy today.


Adulterated Milk
Show-cause notice to dairy
Chandigarh, May 28
A day after the Tribune highlighted that CITCO was taking milk products from a local dairy whose products were found adulterated, CITCO today went into a damage control mode and issued a show-cause notice to the dairy asking why it should not be blacklisted for three years in the wake of adulterated samples?

Dr Manmeet Kaur addresses a workshop on declining sex ratio in Chandigarh on Thursday. Dr Kavita Talwar is also seen in the picture. Workshop on declining sex ratio
Chandigarh, May 28
The department of Health and Family Welfare in collaboration with Regional Resource Centre - Mamta - organised a workshop on “Impact of declining sex ratio in development of Chandigarh” here today. The objective of the workshop was to understand the nature and impact of the declining sex ratio on the city’s development and the role of government and civil society in addressing this issue.

Dr Manmeet Kaur addresses a workshop on declining sex ratio in Chandigarh on Thursday. Dr Kavita Talwar is also seen in the picture. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Illegal Rehris
Hike fines to check encroachment: MC panel
Mohali, May 28
A seven-member sub-committee constituted by the Municipal Council to check the menace created by illegal rehris in Mohali suggested that employees of the tehbazari wing be put on rotation basis and fines hiked in order to check encroachments in the town.

Kajauli Waterworks
Solve water shortage problem on priority: MC
Mohali, May 28
The Mohali Municipal Council (MC) has demanded that the Phase V pipeline from Kajauli waterworks should be laid on a priority basis to overcome water shortage in the town even as a proposal regarding comprehensive traffic and transportation plan for various cities of Punjab was kept pending at a meeting of the general house held here today.

Conveyance Deeds
Deadline for registration extended
Mohali, May 28
In a major relief to plot owners, the Punjab government has today extended the last date to get conveyance deed registered for another three months i.e. till September 2. The earlier deadline was June 2.

Smart cards to replace ration cards
Chandigarh, May 28
Ration cards in the city will soon be replaced by smart cards to ensure that only genuine persons get subsidised foodgrain. A meeting to review the modalities in this regard was held today under the chairmanship of UT Home Secretary Ram Niwas in which various issues, including preparation of request for proposal (RFP), model of implementation and hardware specifications, were discussed.

Silver City penalised Rs 50,000
Chandigarh, May 28
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Silver City Housing & Infrastructure in Sector 8 to pay compensation of Rs 50,000 to a consumer for falsely stating that construction has started at the site on January 16, 2009.

SE Manhandling
Power engineers’ assn stages protest

Panchkula, May 28
Protesting against manhandling of an official by an outsider at the Shakti Bhavan, more than 200 members of Haryana Power Engineers’ Association (HPEA) staged a protest march from the Shakti Bhawan to DGP office here today.


Dept representatives at PU
Student council seeks quota for girls
Chandigarh, May 28
In a bid to enhance the participation of fairer sex in the process of student’s representation, Panjab University Students Council raised a demand for reserving 25 per cent posts of department representatives for girls.

Lecture Shortage
3 docs prove saviours for 200 pupils
Chandigarh, May 28
When it comes to being popular, three city doctors seem to have attained unique heights as medical certificates issued by them came to rescue around 200 Panjab University students “ailing” from short attendance.

Education dept to outsource teachers from PU
Chandigarh, May 28
Soon the Chandigarh education department will outsource teaching staff from Panjab University to cope with shortage of teachers in the schools. Under a proposal, a request has also been sent to the DOEACC institute to provide staff in the schools to impart computer training to the students.

Defer LLM exam, VC urged
Chandigarh, May 28
Several parents and university students have approached the Vice-Chancellor to request him to postpone the LLM entrance exam to be held on June 30.


Girls perform giddha during a programme at DAV Public School in Patiala on Thursday.
Girls perform giddha during a programme at DAV Public School in Patiala on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

50 cartons of liquor seized
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 28
The police has arrested one person with 50 cartons of illicit liquor, while another managed to flee. DSP Dilbagh Singh Pannu said acting on secret information, police put up a naka near Bhairopur village around midnight and signaled a jeep to halt.

Poor Results
Education officer issues notices to 60 govt schools
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 28
Taking a strict view of reducing pass percentage in government schools of various villages in Fatehgarh Sahib, district education officer (DEO) today issued show cause notices to various school heads and teachers.

Bar body submits memo to Chief Justice
Ambala, May 28
Ambala Cantonment Bar Association submitted a memorandum to the chief justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court at Chandigarh today.

Vienna Backlash
Libra seeks thorough probe
Bassi Pathana, May 28
While supporting the demand of former Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh to hold a time-bound judicial probe into the violence across the state after Vienna incident and the role of the state government as a mute spectator, MP Sukhdev Singh Libra, too, has called for a thorough enquiry into the incident.

International meet
Patiala, May 28
Dr OP Jasuja, professor of forensic science, Punjabi University, Patiala, has been invited to attend the seventh meeting of the International Fingerprint Research Group (IFRG) to be held from June 29 to July 3, 2009, at the University of Lucerne, Switzerland. The meeting is organised every two years to discuss the latest research developments in the field of fingerprints. Prof Jasuja will present the findings of his research in the field of “Latent Fingerprints” that are found commonly at the crime scenes. — TNS

Pay Scale
Schools submit memo to DC
Ambala, May 28
The government-aided schools at Ambala took out a protest in Ambala City today, demanding the implementation of Sixth pay commission. The association of the aided schools submitted a memorandum to Deputy Commissioner and District Education Officer addressed to Haryana Chief Minister. 


Consumer Courts
Admn told to refund Rs 2 lakh
Chandigarh, May 28
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the Home Secretary, UT, and the Estate Officer to refund Rs 2 lakh taken from a complainant as a deposit payment for an auction.

Man convicted of abducting girl
Chandigarh, May 28
In another speedy trial, Additional District and Sessions Judge Raj Rahul Garg convicted Rinku for abducting a girl in just three hearings today. The quantum of sentence will be pronounced tomorrow.

Butterfly Park
HC notice to admn
Chandigarh, May 28
The Punjab and Haryana High Court Division Bench of Chief Justice Tirath Singh Thakur and Justice Hemant Gupta on Thursday issued notice of motion for July 18 to the Chandigarh administration and other respondents on a PIL against the proposed butterfly park.


Suicide bid in police custody
Chandigarh, May 28
Gaurav, a resident of UP, who is in police remand at the Sector 34 police station, tried to commit suicide last night.

Fraud: Three marketing company directors held
Panchkula, May 28
Following several complaints of residents from different parts of Hayrana and Punjab, the police here today has arrested three directors of Axim Marketing Company in Sector 6 for duping people in the name of investments in real estate, SIM cards and insurance.


Unseeded Aashima Garg, who registered a berth in the girls’ under-16 final of the AITA Talent Series Tennis in Chandigarh on Thursday. Aashima enters final
Chandigarh, May 28
Unseeded Aashima Garg, trainee of the Chandigarh Club Tennis Academy, upset one of the favourites second seed Harman K Chhina 6-1,7-5 in girls’ under-16 singles to reach finals of the AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament held in Chandigarh Club.
Aashima seemed to be nervous in the beginning as it was her first semifinal but she had controlled her nerves and took the first set 6-1.

Unseeded Aashima Garg, who registered a berth in the girls’ under-16 final of the AITA Talent Series Tennis in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Cricket trials today
Chandigarh, May 28
Trails to select Chandigarh cricket team for Haryana Inter-District Cricket Tournament for under-22 category will be conducted at Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, tomorrow at 3 pm while registration will be at 2 pm.

Tourney postponed
Chandigarh, May 28
The Punjab State Inter-District Senior Tournament for Katoch Shield 2009-2010 which was to start from June 3 has now been postponed to June 6. There is, however, no change of venues of the matches.


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