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Property dealer goes missing
Panchkula, June 2
A policeman talks to family members of missing property dealer Deepak Rai Saggar (inset) at his house in Sector 14, Panchkula, on Tuesday. Barely three months after a financier and his four-year-old son disappeared on February 14 and were later found killed, a real estate agent went missing from the town last evening.

A policeman talks to family members of missing property dealer Deepak Rai Saggar (inset) at his house in Sector 14, Panchkula, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan



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Punjab board Class X results
Nishant tops in Mohali district
Nishant, Amandeep, Amarjeet and Shewta in a joyous mood.Mohali, June 2
A student of Shastri Model School, Phase I, Nishant, was confident of making it to the toppers’ list when the results of Punjab School Education Board Class X examinations were declared today. Nishant secured 773 marks out of 850 and has topped in Mohali district. He has ranked ninth in the state.


Nishant, Amandeep, Amarjeet and Shewta in a joyous mood.

Morinda girl third in state
Renu Bala, who secured third place in Punjab, celebrates her success with her family.Morinda, June 2
Renu Bala, a student of Shivanand Senior Secondary School, Morinda, Ropar, has secured the third place in the state in Class X result which was declared by Punjab State Education Board today.



Renu Bala, who secured third place in Punjab, celebrates her success with her family.

Building Violations
Admn set to spoil club parties
Chandigarh, June 2
The Chandigarh administration is set to tighten its noose on clubs that are on the wrong side of the law by not complying with the terms and conditions of the lease deed and have been violating the building and the land allotment norms.

Candidates for cops’ post held for cheating
Undertraining constable Dinesh Kumar, along with other candidates arrested for cheating and impersonating, come out of the Sector 16 Government Multi Specialty Hospital in Chandigarh after medical examination on Tuesday. Chandigarh, June 2
Even before joining the police, they seemed to have learnt the traits of manipulation and manoeuvring for which men in khaki are infamous. While a candidate was caught for allegedly affixing pads under his feet to increase his height during the physical efficiency test conducted by the UT Police today, five other youths, including an under-training constable, were arrested for impersonating and cheating

Undertraining constable Dinesh Kumar, along with other candidates arrested for cheating and impersonating, come out of the Sector 16 Government Multi Specialty Hospital in Chandigarh after medical examination on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph



COMMUNITY

Bus route viability of UT-Haryana to be studied
Speed governors with maximum speed limit of 50 km/hr to be installed in school buses
Chandigarh, June 2
In order to provide connectivity and to facilitate the public, the UT Director Transport and GM, Haryana Roadways, will conduct a viability study of the detailed routes to be exchanged between Chandigarh and Haryana.

AC mini buses fail to get expected response
Poor occupancy in a mini AC bus, spotted at Rock Garden, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.Chandigarh, June 2
The Chandigarh administration’s decision to run AC mini buses seem to be  nothing more than “flash in the pan”. Since May 14, the day this service was launched, it has failed to pick the expected response due to the gloomy execution planning on the part of the transport wing of the administration.

Poor occupancy in a mini AC bus, spotted at Rock Garden, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Tribune Impact
Pb govt rolls back decision to vacate training centre
Chandigarh, June 2
The overflowing water in the basement, where the Centre for Training and Employment of Punjab Youth (C-PYTE) in Sector 42, was ordered to be shifted on Monday. (right) the office belongings, being re-shifted to its original place inside the building, on Tuesday. Students and employees of the Centre for Training and Employment of Punjab Youth (C-PYTE) in Sector 42 today had reasons to smile. For the Punjab government today rolled back its decision to vacate the premises and ordered status quo with the institute.

The overflowing water in the basement, where the Centre for Training and Employment of Punjab Youth (C-PYTE) in Sector 42, was ordered to be shifted on Monday. (right) the office belongings, being re-shifted to its original place inside the building, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

City likely to get more representative advisory council
Chandigarh, June 2
Chandigarh can finally hope for a new-look, more representative Administrator’s Advisory Council (AAC). With power equation in the city administrative circles undergoing a sea change in the wake of the elevation of local MP Pawan Bansal to the rank of the Cabinet minister, a widely accepted AAC is in the offing.

Talk on Anti-Tobacco Act
Mohali, June 2
To observe the anti-tobacco week, a seminar was organised jointly by the district health authorities, Kalgidhar Sevak Jatha and Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle at Government College in Phase 6 here on Saturday.

On quit-tobacco mission at 77
GS Virdi shows the list of people, who pledged to persuade smokers not to use tobacco in Chandigarh.Chandigarh, June 2
Usually one would find septuagenarians spending most of their time in keeping themselves fit, be it with a regimented lifestyle or trips to doctors. One would, however, not expect them to be roaming around on the Sukhna lake and asking people to do something better in their life, say quit smoking.


GS Virdi shows the list of people, who pledged to persuade smokers not to use tobacco in Chandigarh. Photo: Pradeep Tewari

Tribune Impact
PU mess contractors fined
Chandigarh, June 2
Following the news report in Chandigarh Tribune about PU mess contractors buying low quality cheese from local villagers, Panjab University has slapped a fine of Rs 1,000 on the contractors. 

Mythical Hindi play ‘Ila’ staged
Panchkula, June 2
A mythical Hindi play “Ila”, staged by Sandli Pairan Kala Kendra at Inderdhanush auditorium, provided a grand finale to the ongoing five-day TFT Summer Theatre Festival, here today.


EDUCATION

Varsity’s name change puts students in a fix
Mohali, June 2
Resentment prevailed among students of IBS in the Industrial Area Phase VIII here today who alleged that they had been misled by the management regarding the affiliation of the institute.


 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Protest against racial attacks in Oz
Patiala, June 2
A large group of parents, whose children are studying in various universities and institutes of Australia along with leaders of various parties held a protest march at the Mall road here today while demanding a high-level probe into attacks on Indian students in Australia.

2 killed in accidents
Banur, June 2
Two persons were killed and one was injured in separate accidents that took place in Banur late last night. The deceased have been identified as Malkiat Singh of Hidayatpur village near Rajpura and Kalu of Guru Nanak Mohalla in Rajpura.

Migrant labourer found murdered
Kharar, June 2
A migrant labourer was found murdered today in fields near Gharuan village. The deceased is yet to be identified and his body was kept in a mortuary of the civil hospital.

Hospital staff to observe chain fast from today
Patiala, June 2
Fourth class employees of Government Rajindra Hospital will observe a chain fast from tomorrow in protest against the non-payment of salaries to contractual employees.

Social body decries sale of spurious milk
Bassi Pathana, June 2
A leading social organisation, Jai Hind Organisation, Punjab, has urged mediapersons through an e-mail to save the life of residents of the town from spurious synthetic milk being sold at an unauthorised shop in Mehmian mohalla.

300 boxes of liquor seized
Dera Bassi, June 2
Around 300 boxes of liquor, which were being smuggled from Chandigarh to Rajasthan, were seized by CIA staff of the Mohali police here today.

Evils of drugs stressed
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 2
The district education department observed No Tobacco Day, where in students were made aware of consequences of consumption of tobacco.


COURTS

Nari Niketan Rape
Plea of accused dismissed

Chandigarh, June 2
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today dismissed the petition of Bhupinder Singh, main accused in the infamous Nari Niketan rape, seeking transfer of the investigation of the case to the CBI. However, the court adjourned the case relating to the medical termination of pregnancy (MTP) of the victim.

Consumer Courts
Forum raps PU on deficient services
Asked to pay Rs 50,000 compensation
Chandigarh, June 2
Holding Panjab University guilty of deficient services, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum directed it to pay compensation of Rs 50,000 to the complainant who sat late for an examination due to which he was not able to attempt it properly.


CRIME

Fake account
ICICI Bank staffer booked

Chandigarh, June 2
The police booked an employee of ICICI Bank, Sector 35, and others for impersonation and cheating for allegedly opening an account of a Ludhiana resident on forged documents.

Two hurt in separate accidents
Chandigarh, June 2
A motorcyclists and a scooterist were injured in two separate road accidents in the city. The police said Ajay Singh Rana of Sector 23 was hurt after being hit by a Honda Activa scooter (CH-03-Q 9035) driven by Kulbir Kaur of Sector 27-D near Post Office in Sector 27 on Monday. He was admitted to the Sector 16 Government Multi-Speciality Hospital.

Bike stolen
Chandigarh, June 2
Sandeep of Manimajra has complained that his Hero Honda motorcycle (CH-03-V-6779) was stolen from his residence on  May 27.

2 held with 859 cases of liquor
Chandigarh, June 2
The Chandigarh police today foiled a major liquor smuggling bid with the seizure of a huge quantity of liquor and beer and arrest of two persons.


SPORTS

Mehak, Ravnoor enter pre-quarter final
A player returns a shot during a tennis match at CLTA in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Chandigarh, June 2
Top seed Mehak Singh and second seed Ravnoor Kaur, both of Chandigarh, easily advanced to the pre-quarter final round in the girls’ under-18 singles of the AITA Championship Series Tennis Tournament being conducted by the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association here today.

A player returns a shot during a tennis match at CLTA in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Tarini leads in chess meet
Chandigarh, June 2
Tarini Goyal of Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, with 3 points, was the sole leader in the Under-11 (Boys and Girls) Chess Championship -2009, which got underway at St Xaviers’ Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, here today.

Cricket Meet
St Soldier’s beat Pioneer club

Chandigarh, June 2
A fine all-round performance by St Soldier’s team helped them beat Pioneer Cricket Club (PCC), Delhi, by 81 runs in the second All-India Challenger Trophy being organised by St John’s Cricket Academy and Aresson Sports Club at St John’s High School, Sector 26, here, today.

 


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