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Highway robbery mastermind netted
Panchkula, June 4
The police, in its tirade against gangsters active in the state, had a major success in its kitty when it managed to nab Rajiv alias Raja, the mastermind behind highway robberies.

PU-Nepal varsity tie-up raises hackles
Chandigarh, June 4
The Panjab University Vice-Chancellor’s effort to help a budding university of Nepal by signing an MoU with it has raised many eyebrows as the university has failed to gain anything out of it.

Hottest day in city
Chandigarh, June 4
Blistering heat continued to sweep the city today with temperature rising to 42.6° C, making it the hottest day of the season so far.

City reels under water crisis
Chandigarh, June 4
Water woes continue in the city with residents facing the heat, along with water scarcity. In fact, during the past few days, the shortage of water has become a routine affair in several parts of the city. While many southern sectors are already reeling under water shortage, some other sectors also complained of low-water pressure and even no water supply at all today.
Residents make most of the water leaking from a pipe at Kajheri village, Sector 52, Chandigarh, on Thursday. CRUEL WASTAGE: Residents make most of the water leaking from a pipe at Kajheri village, Sector 52, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu



EARLIER STORIES

Sec 22 fire report
Periodic inspection, rejig of fire dept suggested
Chandigarh, June 4
The inquiry report into the Sector 22 fire, which claimed the lives of four persons, has recommended simultaneous periodic inspection of every commercial building in the city by representatives of the Estate Office, electricity department and the fire department.



COMMUNITY

PGI doctors praise grit of farmer
Chandigarh, June 4
A day after saving his legs following a gruelling and rare five-hour surgery, which required precision surgical tools as well as mill files to cut through the power tiller that had pierced his legs, doctors of the PGI were all floored by the “grit and the will power” of Santosh (27).


The team of doctors (inset Dr M.S. Dhillon), which operated a farmer, at PGI in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: 
Manoj Mahajan
The team of doctors (inset Dr M.S. Dhillon), which operated a farmer, at PGI in Chandigarh on Thursday.


Govt not serious in checking river pollution: Seechewal
Chandigarh, June 4
Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal here today said that industrial waste is contaminating the water of all major rivers in Punjab, but neither the government is taking action on it nor is any help being provided to non-government organisations working for this cause.

Hunt on for missing realtor
Panchkula, June 4
Though the police is yet to get any breakthrough in the missing incident of Deepak Rai Sagar, a property dealer from the town, two parties of the police have been dispatched towards Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.

Even as Punjab Engineering College (PEC) was renamed PEC University of Technology by UT Administrator S.F. Rodrigues today, many VIPs chose to miss the great day for the reputed engineering institute.
Even as Punjab Engineering College (PEC) was renamed PEC University of Technology by UT Administrator S.F. Rodrigues today, many VIPs chose to miss the great day for the reputed engineering institute. A Tribune photograph

Maid’s Murder Case
Charges revoked against accused
Panchkula, June 4
Following the submission of the family of Pushpa, a maid who was found dead at the residence of her employer Vishal Seth in Sector 20, that Seth was not responsible for her death, the police was mulling over registering a case under Section 182 of the IPC (for furnishing false information with intent to cause public servant to use his lawful power to the injury of another person) against the complainant.

More rooms planned for Hotel Parkview
Chandigarh, June 4
After a long wait, CITCO’s Hotel Parkview is all set for expansion with more rooms planned along with a gymnasium for guests and even its own employees.

Honour for Dr Chugh
Chandigarh, June 4
Dr Kirpal S Chugh, Emeritus Professor of Nephrology, PGI, has been awarded the celebrity status of honorary life membership of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) recently during the World Congress of Nephrology at Milano, Italy. He was honoured for his exceptional contribution to the ISN and the field of nephrology.

Delay in payments hits export business
Chandigarh, June 4
Almost 80 per cent of the medium and small-scale export units of the region have seen a drop in order size in the past one year. According to a survey done by the PHD Chamber of Commerce here, almost 40 per cent of the units surveyed reported that delay in payments was affecting their business.

Garbage littered near Rock Garden in Chandigarh on the eve of World Environment Day.
Garbage littered near Rock Garden in Chandigarh on the eve of World Environment Day. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Consumer Courts
Nokia to pay Rs 5,000
Chandigarh, June 4
District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has directed the in charge of Nokia Care and Nokia India Pvt Ltd, Delhi, to pay the complainant Rs 5,000 as compensation for harassment.

Company owner gets one-year jail
Chandigarh, June 4
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has sentenced the owner of Deep Speed Ex Pvt Ltd to imprisonment of one-year for not complying with the orders of the forum.

Welder gets shock, critical
Chandigarh, June 4
Jasbir Singh, a welding mechanic, was seriously burnt when he came in contact with high tension wires while repairing the tin roof of a liquor vend near Poultry Farm Chowk here this evening.

Youth suffers burns in jhuggi fire
Panchkula, June 4
A 20-year-old youth was injured in a fire that broke out in jhuggis at Dhakka Colony in Sector 21 here today.

Physiotherapy centre’s owner accused of racism
Mohali, June 4
Employees of a physiotherapy centre staged a protest in Phase V here yesterday against the owner of the centre for allegedly misbehaving with women employees and also passing racial comments against Indians.

Power cuts back again
Mohali, June 4
Power cuts are once again back in Mohali forcing residents to sweat it out in scorching heat. The Punjab State Electricity Board started imposing one-hour power cuts from June 1. Residents who had been promised uninterrupted power supply before the elections were unaware when the supply was disrupted from 4 pm to 5 pm for the past three days. The duration of the power cut was increased today. The cut was imposed at 4 pm and the power was restored at 5.30 pm.


A cop mans traffic as the traffic lights failed to function due to power cut in Mohali on Thursday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu
A cop mans traffic as the traffic lights failed to function due to power cut in Mohali on Thursday.

Water shortage haunts Mohali
Mohali , June 4
Five sectors of Mohali have been facing acute shortage of water for past some days.

Social networking sites face phishers’ attack
It’s a Trap! Naughty web sites are out attempting to steal identity and personal information of Net users.


EDUCATION

Training for AIE centre teachers ends
Chandigarh, June 4
The Orientation Training Programme for volunteer teachers for AIE centres, running under the Sarva Shikhsa Abhiyan, Chandigarh, concluded today.

BCA-I, II results out
Chandigarh, June 4
Panjab University has declared the results of BCA-1 and BCA-II examinations held in April, 2009. These results are available on the university website: www.puchd.ac.in <http://www.puchd.ac.in/> — TNS



 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Vacant Posts
PSEB engineers resent delay
Patiala, June 4
The Council of Junior Engineers of Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) has strongly resented the delay in filling up about 225 posts of Junior Engineers (JEs), which were advertised in January.

Members of the Punjab Bank Employees Federation hold a dharna in Patiala on Thursday.
Members of the Punjab Bank Employees Federation hold a dharna in Patiala on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Paddy Transplantation
Labour shortage worries farmers
Sirhind/Rajpura, June 4
Labour shortage is hitting paddy transplanting work for the second consecutive season. There is a sudden spurt in the demand for labourers in this region.

Talent hunt among poor launched
Rajpura, June 4
To help academically good and needy students, a special drive in the form of talent hunt has been launched by the Gurukul Research and Technology Park. The programme will aim to reward the students for general and economically weaker section for technical education.

Music workshop at Pbi varsity from today
Patiala, June 4
Punjabi University’s Women Club will organise a three-week workshop in music, dance, art and craft for children belonging to the age group of 4-12. The workshop will be held at Gurmat Sangeet Bhawan on the campus from June 5 to 25.

Agricultural Land Ownership
Delegation from Morni hills meets CM
Kalka, June 4
A delegation of the Kotaha Kalyan Parishad of the Morni hills (Kotaha) recently met Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and revenue minister Savitri Jindal in connection with the notor land ownership issue of the area. The issue has been hanging fire the past five decades.

Minister urged to fill MC posts
Kalka, June 4
A delegation of Pinjore, headed by Vijay Bansal, former state secretary of the Congress, recently met AC Chaudhary, Minister of Urban Development, Haryana, and Mange Ram Gupta, Education Minister, and submitted a memorandum to various demands.

Suicide Case
CBI court reserves order for June 8
Ambala, June 4
The Special Judge of CBI court, Haryana, AS Narang, has reserved the order in the regular bail application of DSP Dheerj Setia for June 8. The CBI, in its chargesheet, has allegedly held responsible the then DSP of Rohtak, Dheej Setia, and other four police officials for the suicide of Sarita.

7 injured in furnace blast
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 4
Seven persons were injured in a scrap factory on Amloh road at Mandi Gobindgarh late last night.

2 arrested with 1.8 quintal poppy husk
Rajpura, June 4
The police today arrested two people with 1.8 quintals of poppy husk, along with a specially designed Tata Sumo fitted a blue beacon. Sadar police station in charge Bikramjeet Singh Brar laid a special naka on a tip off near Rajpura and nabbed the culprits while they were smuggling the narcotics from Gwalior to Patiala.


The accused in police custody with poppy husk at Rajpura on Thursday. A Tribune photograph
The accused in police custody with poppy husk at Rajpura on Thursday.

Youth drowns in pond
Bassi Pathana, June 4
A body of a village youth, Deepak Kumar (27), was found floating in the pond at Chuni Kalan this morning. The villagers informed the police who later fished out the body.



COURTS

Resumption of judicial work
CJ rejects Justice Yadav’s request
Chandigarh, June 4
Justice Nirmal Yadav of the Punjab and Haryana High Court will not hold the court, at least for the time being.

Rape in Locks
Hearing adjourned to Friday
Chandigarh, June 4
The hearing on the issue of medical termination of pregnancy of a mentally retarded Nari Niketan inmate remained inconclusive, with counsel appointed to assist the court opposing the recommendation for abortion, without taking the victim’s consent.

Sukhbir appears in court to get passport released
Mohali, June 4
Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal appeared in a court here today to get his passport released for going abroad.

Murder: Kalka man gets life term
Panchkula, June 4
District and Sessions Judge SP Singh awarded life imprisonment to a Kalka resident for murdering a resident of Mohali here today. Earlier, the court had convicted him on May 30.



CRIME

Constable dies in accident
Chandigarh, June 4
Harpal Singh, a constable of the Chandigarh Police, was killed after his his motorcycle rammed into a stationary car in Sector 29, here, late last night.

2 shopkeepers held for assaulting cops
Chandigarh, June 4
Two shopkeepers of the Sector-46 Booth market thrashed a head constable and a home guard volunteer late last night.

Mobike thief held
Chandigarh, June 4
The police arrested a motorcycle thief after a long chase here last night.

Proclaimed offenders held
Chandigarh, June 4
The police today arrested two proclaimed offenders, who were booked in 2005.



SPORTS

Challenger Trophy
Anmol enables APJ defeat Happy Home
Chandigarh, June 4
A quick knock of 71 n.o. runs off 42 balls by Anmol enabled APJ Academy, Kharar, to defeat Happy Home Cricket Academy, Delhi, by eight wickets in the semifinal of the All-India Challenger Trophy Cricket Tournament, being organised by St John's Cricket Academy and Aresson Sports Club at St John's High School.

APJ Academy, Kharar, and Happy Home Cricket Academy, Delhi players during their semi-final match in Chandigarh. A Tribune photograph
APJ Academy, Kharar, and Happy Home Cricket Academy, Delhi players during their semi-final match in Chandigarh.

St Stephen's Trophy
MCA academy defeat DPA by 7 wickets
Chandigarh, June 4
MCA Academy defeated Desh Prem Azad (DPA) Academy by seven wickets on the Mohali Cricket Association ground in the six-team St Stephen's Trophy Cricket Tournament for Under-10, being organised by Desh Prem Azad Academy. While in another match played on the MCM DAV College ground in Sector 36, MCM Blues beat Sector 37 Academy by 15 runs.

Wrestling squad announced
Chandigarh, June 4
The Chandigarh Union Territory Wrestling Association today announced a 30-member, including six officials, to take part in the Junior National Wrestling Championship to be held in Gonda from June 11 to 14.

Golf
Karandeep leads in U-10 category
Chandigarh, June 4
Ashbeer Singh Saini (15) from Kapurthala tightened his grip on Southern India Junior Golf Championship as he fired yet another two over 74 card to be eight over 224, a clear five strokes ahead of Bangalore’s Chikkarangappa, on the penultimate day of the Lalit Suri Southern India Junior Golf Championship in Coimbatore today.

Ajay, Navneet claim U-18 tennis title
Chandigarh, June 4
Ajay Yadav (CLTA) and Navneet Kumar (UP) claimed the boys’ under-18 doubles’ title by upsetting top seed Kunal Anand and Kshitij Kamal (Delhi) 6-3, 7-5 in the boys’ under-18 final of the AITA Champions Series Tennis Tournament being played at the Sector 10 Tennis Stadium here today.

Cricket team announced
Chandigarh, June 4
The CCA (affiliated to PCA) has announced the senior team for Katoch Shield Cricket Tournament, which will start from June 6.

Trials on June 6
Chandigarh, June 4
LIC Cricket Club Academy will conduct cricket trials to select girls for its academy for under-14, 16 and 19 age groups on June 6 at 4 pm at Government Model High School, Sector 26.

 



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