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Speeding car kills couple
Girl dies in another accident
Chandigarh, June 1
A couple in their early fifties and a 14-year-old girl were killed while four others were injured in two separate road accidents in the city this morning.
The mangled remains of the scooter that was driven by Devinder Singh Ahluwalia
The mangled remains of the scooter that was driven by Devinder Singh Ahluwalia 
(inset Devinder with his wife Gurpreet Kaur) 
The daughter (Left) and son of Devinder Singh being consoled by a relative at Government Medical Hospital and College, Sector 32, Chandigarh
The daughter (Left) and son of Devinder Singh being consoled by a relative at Government Medical Hospital and College, Sector 32, Chandigarh. A Tribune photograph

Prolonged ‘holiday’ for VVIP wives
Chandigarh, June 1
Questions are being raised on the prolonged “disappearance” of the wives of some IAS officers, serving as Punjab, UT-cadre lecturers and on PU faculty, from their designated teaching duties, as most of them continue to be on deputation or leave.

Gangrape accused acquitted
Panchkula, June 1
Eight months after the alleged gangrape of a 17-year-old schoolgirl on September 16 last year, the local court here today acquitted two accused, Aman Ahuja and Jitesh Bareja, in the absence of any evidence against them.



EARLIER STORIES

Unbridled Growth
Corbusier associate’s SOS to Centre
Laws violated for vested interests, says MN Sharma
Chandigarh, June 1
Alleging that rampant violation of the Punjab New Capital (periphery) Control Act, 1952, has pushed Chandigarh to the “point of no return”, MN Sharma, a close associate of Chandigarh’s creator Le Corbusier, has sent an SOS to the Union Government to safeguard city’s future.

Shift Nari Niketan case to CBI, accused to HC
Chandigarh, June 1
Bhupinder Singh, main accused in the infamous Nari Niketan rape, has filed a writ petition in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, seeking transfer of the investigation of the case to the CBI and dismissal of the UT Administration’s plea for the termination of pregnancy of the mentally challenged girl.



COMMUNITY

40 from city lose lakhs to Gujarati ‘baba’
Chandigarh, June 1
Driven by the greed to double their money with “divine powers”, several residents from various parts of the city allegedly lost lakhs of rupees to a self-styled baba and trickster Ashok Jadeja, who was arrested by the Gujarat Police yesterday.

Streetlights on the dividing road of Sectors 44/45, which have remained on for the past two days
Streetlights on the dividing road of Sectors 44/45, which have remained on for the past two days. Photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Rodrigues for quick redress of people’s problems 
Chandigarh, June 1
Punjab Governor and UT Administrator SF Rodrigues, while listening to grievances of people at a scheduled public hearing session at the UT Secretariat here today, made it clear that there should be no violation of law or the use of discretion at any level while processing requests made by applicants.

17,500 take test for constables
Maximum candidates from hinterlands of Haryana, Punjab
Chandigarh, June 1
If one goes by the physical efficiency test conducted by the UT Police, young generation from Punjab seems to have lost the legendary valour and strength to their Haryanvi cousins.

Ex-MLA highlights incomplete projects
Work on bridge between Chachu Majra and Papri village goes on at snail’s paceMohali, June 1
Whether in the Congress or the SAD, former Kharar MLA Bir Devinder continues to be a rebel with a “cause”.






Work on bridge between Chachu Majra and Papri village goes on at snail’s pace at Mohali. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

CityScope Letters-II
Need for fixing responsibility 

Insensitivity has become the order of the day. I refer to an article “Insensitivity is not the answer” written by Raveen Thukral appeared in Chandigarh Tribune on May 25.

‘Court Martial’ bares caste prejudice
A scene of Court Martial being staged at Panchkula anchkula, June 1
The Theatre for Theatre Institute staged the 357th show of their prestigious production of Hindi play “Court Martial” in the ongoing TFT festival at the Inderadhanush auditorium here today.







A scene of Court Martial being staged at Panchkula on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Training institute for youth shifted to garage
Chandigarh, June 1
Once the Centre for Training and Employment of Punjab Youth (C-PYTE) in Sector 42 had been termed as “an island of hope” by the Punjab government, but today it has lost all hopes. Reason: the institute has been forced to vacate its premises and has been shifted to the basement of the building, meant for car garage and store.

AEC celebrates 62nd anniversary
Chandigarh, June 1
The Army Education Corps (AEC) celebrated the 62nd anniversary of its raising at Headquarters Western Command in Chandimandir today. A large number of serving and retired AEC officers and their families personnel attended a social get-to-together organised on the occasion.

Anti-malaria camps in June
Chandigarh, June 1
The UT health department has decided to observe June as anti-malaria month and will hold camps at various places in the city.

Cyber cafés told to install CCTV
Zirakpur, June 1
Zirakpur Station House Officer Sukhwinder Singh today convened a meeting of cyber cafés owners and asked them to maintain records of users approaching the café for browsing Internet. He also asked the owners to install CCTV cameras in their cyber cafes. The SHO urged them to get information of users, including their names, address with telephone numbers and time of entry with date.

No Tobacco Day observed
Mohali, June 1
The Voluntary Heath Association of Punjab in collaboration with local NGO Jeevan Jot Welfare Society, Mohali, and the management committee of Singh Sabha Gurdwara, Matour village, observed “World No Tobacco Day” on the theme of “Tobacco Heath Warning” at Singh Sabha Gurdwara here today. As many as 150 persons participated in the programme.

Fire in Pabhat godown
Zirakpur, June 1
Around 24 boxes of desi ghee of various brands were gutted in a fire that broke out on Monday morning at a godown in Pabhat village here.

EDUCATION

Wives of VIPs headache for school
Mohali, June 1
Too many cooks spoil the broth. The presence of wives of bigwigs at Mullanpur Garibdass government school has become a source of headache not only for the education department but also for students.

NGO distributes study material to students 
Chandigarh, June 1
Bharat Vikas Parishad (BVP), an NGO, yesterday distributed aid under its ‘Sakhsharta’ project at MCM DAV College for Women, Sector-36.

City lad selected for global summit
Chandigarh, June 1
A city boy Karan Kaura of St. John High School got selected for people-to-people leadership summit, which offers leadership development programmes in Washington.

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

HC tells states, UT to form monitoring panels
Ambala, June 1
In a significant order, the Bench of Chief Justice TS Thakur and Justice Surya Kant of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the states of Punjab, Haryana and Union Territory of Chandigarh to constitute state-level monitoring committees to be headed by their respective Chief Secretary and/or Adviser for waste management and sewerage treatment.

Health dept goes tough on violators
Ambala, June 1
In its drive to curb the practice of smoking at public place, the health department has fined 666 persons throughout the state and recovered Rs 45,170 from them ever since the imposition of anti-tobacco laws.

Police officials examine paintbrushes made from mongoose hair that were seized at Kharar 3 held under Wildlife Act
Kharar, June 1
Three persons were arrested with around 80 paintbrushes made of mongoose hair from various traders here today.






Police officials examine paintbrushes made from mongoose hair that were seized at Kharar on Monday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

18 arrested for gambling
Rajpura, June 1
The police today arrested 18 gamblers from different places of Rajpura during a special raid conducted on the directions of Patiala SSP Arpit Shukla.

DC seeks Rs 12 crore from govt
Patiala, June 1
In order to tackle various problems that arise during flood, Patiala Deputy Commissioner Deepinder Singh has demanded Rs 12 crore from the state government here today.

Unhygienic Food
Civil surgeon inspects shops

Patiala, June 1
Civil surgeon Kuldep Kaur, under whose leadership a team has been constituted by the Deputy Commissioner, today inspected various shops and stalls selling unhygienic food and destroyed over-ripe and unhygienic food on the spot.

30 selected in talent hunt fest
Patiala, June 1
National Theatre Arts Society (NTAS), Patiala, during its 24th annual Prithvi Raj Kapur talent hunt festival 09, has selected 30 aspirants from various educational institutions.

Tennis academy's registration open
Patiala, June 1
Punjabi University Tennis Academy registration has opened here today. Dr Raj Kumar Sharma, director, sports department, said after the inauguration of the tennis courts, registration of the players for the academy had opened.

Sukhdev is BKU chief
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 1
Sukhdev Singh was elected as district president of BKU (Ekta) yesterday at a district-level meeting held at Fatehgarh Sahib.

Tobacco claims 8 lakh lives every year: Survey
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 1
The district health authorities held a seminar to mark World No Tobacco Day today. In her key address, civil surgeon Dr Satwant Kaur Bhalla said tobacco continues to claim many innocent lives. “As per an estimate, around 54 lakh people die every year due to tobacco consumption in the world. In India, this figure is 8 lakh,” she said.

7 food samples collected
Bassi Pathana, June 1
As part of its anti-adulteration drive, a team of the health department led by Dr Jagpal Singh, district health officer, collected seven samples of food items milk, curd, cheese, cold drinks, sharbat, etc. from various shops here today.

COURTS

4 designated as senior advocates
Chandigarh, June 1
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has designated four advocates as seniors. Advocates Neeraj Kumar Jain, Sanjeev Sharma, Kishmiri Lal Goyal and Mandeep Singh Bedi have been designated seniors with effect from May 29, by Chief Justice Tirath Singh Thakur and Judges of the high court.

Morning Shatabdi
Lawyers for change in timings

Chandigarh, June 1
As many as 60 advocates of the city, led by HC Arora, RS Bains, Baldev Mahajan, Pawan Kumar Gupta and Vikram Bajaj, today sent a representation to Union Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee to pre-pone the departure of the morning Shatabdi from Chandigarh for New Delhi by half an hour so that this train reaches New Delhi before 10 am.

Hotel to cough up Rs 2,500
Chandigarh, June 1
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Jullundhur Hotel and Restaurant in Sector 22 to pay compensation of Rs 2,500 to the complainant for wrongly swiping credit card twice.

CRIME

Five arrested
Panchkula, June 1
The police has arrested five persons while planning to loot a petrol station at Pinjore late last night.

Snake charmer held
Chandigarh, June 1
The Chandigarh Police arrested a snake charmer for violating the provision of the Wildlife Act and seized a cobra from his possession here tonight from the jungle area near lake.

SPORTS

A match in progress at the CLTA Sports Complex in Chandigarh Digvijay routs Dahiya
Chandigarh, June 1
Top seed Digvijay Singh Mehta of Himachal Pradesh had a smooth sailing into the second round by beating qualifier Sunny Dahiya 6-3, 6-1 in the AITA Championship Series Tennis Tournament at the CLTA Sports Complex here today.




A match in progress at the CLTA Sports Complex in Chandigarh on Monday. A Tribune photograph

A player aims a shot during the 25th Chandigarh Billiards and Snooker Championship at Sector 22 in Chandigarh Msubodh defeats Gagan to move ahead
Chandigarh, June 1
Msubodh Lahiri defeated Gagan Makkar by 100-69, 100-42 in the senior billiards category to enter the second round of the 25th Chandigarh Billiards and Snooker Championship held at Sector 22.




A player aims a shot during the 25th Chandigarh Billiards and Snooker Championship at Sector 22 in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

MCM Blue Caps beat Bharti Vij academy
Players in action during a cricket match between MCM Blue Caps and Bharti Vij Cricket Academy in ChandigarhChandigarh, June 1
In an exciting match, MCM Blue Caps managed to beat the Bharti Vij Cricket Academy by 5 runs here today during the U-14 APJ Cricket Cup held in MCM DAV, Sector 36.







Players in action during a cricket match between MCM Blue Caps and Bharti Vij Cricket Academy in Chandigarh. A Tribune photograph

TT calendar released
Chandigarh, June 1
Prof RS Mehta Memorial Open Table Tennis will be organised by the Chandigarh Table Tennis Association from August 21 to 23. Giving this information here today, CTTA secretary Patanjli Kumar said players from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal, Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi and Chandigarh were eligible to take part.

Five teams confirm participation
Chandigarh, June 1
Five teams have confirmed their participation for the forthcoming Under-10 Inter-Academy Cricket Tournament for St Stephen's Trophy being organised by Desh Prem Aznto two pools.

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