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SIT to scan Nari Niketan rape
Chandigarh, June 5
More than two weeks after the sensational rape of a teenaged girl in Nari Niketan, the Chandigarh Police has finally woken up and formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the incident.

City parched over ‘repair work’
Chandigarh, June 5
Do the authorities in the garb of “urgent maintenance” try to cover up for their poor workmanship for not been able to meet the problem of erratic water shortage? Though officials deny this, the ground reality is that with soaring temperature, many parts of the city have either been getting very little or no water supply at all in both morning and evening hours.
Residents of Electricity Colony carry water to upper floors due to low pressure in Sector 52, Chandigarh
Residents of Electricity Colony carry water to upper floors due to low pressure in Sector 52, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Abhinav tops in tricity
Chandigarh, June 5
Hard work has seen them through and all of them have the same success story to tell. Abhinav Dhingra clinched the first place in the tricity by securing the 5th rank in the All-India CBSE PMT Examination, whose result was declared today.



Sector-22 Fire Report-III
Inspection of fire-hit SCO must
The SCO suffered high-intensity heat that could have affected cement used in the showroom
Chandigarh, June 5
The inquiry report into the Sector 22 fire has recommended immediate inspection of the fire-damaged building (SCO 1026-27) by a structural engineer to gauge its suitability  for occupation.

World Environment Day
Garbage shows hollowness of celebrations
Mohali/Rajpura, June 5
It appears that the Mohali district administration believes in theoretical approach, when the World Environment Day was being celebrated in the city here. While the officials advocated planting of more trees and inaugurated pollution check camps, garbage lies scattered around at various places in the city on Friday.
A police official puts up a banner during a camp to check pollution on the occasion of World Environment Day; and (right) garbage lies scattered in Mohali
A police official puts up a banner during a camp to check pollution on the occasion of World Environment Day; and (right) garbage lies scattered in Mohali on Friday. Tribune photos: Vicky Gharu

India must show wisdom at global climate talks: Expert
Chandigarh, June 5
As the United Nations mandated global negotiations on climate change get underway in Bonn next week, India must show the same wisdom, maturity, sagacity and vision that has characterised its transformation into one of the fastest growing economies.

500 shooters trained at NCC camp
Chandigarh, June 5
As many as 500 shooters from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh NCC Directorate were trained in basic marksmanship during a 10-day camp at Patiala-ki-Rao Ranges here, which concluded today.

NCC cadets use imported precision rifles during a training camp in Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo : Manoj Mahajan

NCC cadets use imported precision rifles during a training camp in Chandigarh

Fiza to ‘teach’ Chand a lesson
Mohali, June 5
Anuradha Bali alias Fiza, former wife of Chander Mohan alias Chand Mohammed, Kalka MLA, today claimed that she would ruin his life. “I will prove to be a dark chapter of his life for what he has done to me,” she said while reacting to Deputy CM’s utterances about her.

Apni mandis to stay: Admn
Chandigarh, June 5
Coming to the rescue of farmers who come to sell their vegetables directly to residents through weekly apni mandis in four southern sectors, the administration has decided to let these mandis stay.

Food Processing
UT approaches Centre for setting up facility
Chandigarh June 5
The UT Industries Department has again taken up with the Union ministry of food processing, Government of India, its proposal for exploring the possibility of setting up food processing industry in the city under centrally-sponsored scheme.

Multi-level parking upsets Nek Chand
Chandigarh, June 5
The Chandigarh administration’s decision to construct a multi-level parking at the entrance to the Phase-III of the famous Rock Garden has upset its creator-director Nek Chand.

Nek Chand points at the portion of the Rock Garden to be demolished in Chandigarh on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Nek Chand points at the portion of the Rock Garden to be demolished in Chandigarh

PGI plunges into darkness for 25 mins
Chandigarh, June 5
Patients at the PGI emergency as well as at Nehru Hospital had to go through a harrowing experience when electricity supply to the 66 kv sub-station of the health institute remained cut off for at least 25 minutes.

Land for mega projects
Audit team concludes survey
Chandigarh, June 5
A six-member team of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has concluded the special audit for the allotment of land to the IT Park projects and the status of other mega projects - Medi City, Film City and Theme-cum-Amusement Park.

SI suspended for assault
Chandigarh, June 5
Chandigarh Police SI Rajdeep Singh was placed under suspension for allegedly beating up and abusing the munshi of the Sector 31 police station here yesterday.

Minor fire at MC lab
Chandigarh, June 5
A minor fire broke out in the computer lab of the Municipal Corporation office here yesterday. According to fire officials, the fire broke out at 9 am.

Three DSPs transferred
Chandigarh, June 5
Jasbir Singh Cheema, DSP (traffic), has been transferred as sub-divisional police officer (East) during a minor reshuffle in the Chandigarh police, yesterday.

Management powers shifted
Chandigarh, June 5
In a major decision taken today, the management powers of ministerial/ clerical staff of the UT administration governed schools has been shifted from the office of DPI (colleges) to the office of DPI (schools).

Blood donation camp today
Chandigarh, June 5
To meet with the shortage of blood during summer months to save the lives of serious patients and thalassaemics, the Thalassaemic Children Welfare Association (TCWA), Chandigarh, will organise a blood donation camp at Zakir Hall, PGI, tomorrow.


PU’s ‘missing’ bridge
Chandigarh, June 5
The bridge that was to connect the rose garden of Panjab University and the adjoining herbal garden is nowhere to be seen on the campus, claim the students’ union.

BAMS: Decks cleared for admissions in 2 colleges
Chandigarh, June 5
The obstacles in way of admissions to the fresh batch of the bachelor of ayurvedic medicine and surgery (BAMS) for 2009-10 in Shri Dhanwantry Ayurvedic College and Dabur Ayurvedic Hospital-46 have now been cleared.

World Environment Day
Students pitch in for healthy change
Chandigarh, June 5
Saplings-Care in collaboration with St Stephen's School Sector 45, Chandigarh, celebrated World Environment Day at Indira Colony in the city.

Students take part in a painting competition on the occasion of World Environment Day at KBDAV, Sector 7, in Chandigarh on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Students take part in a painting competition on the occasion of World Environment Day at KBDAV, Sector 7, in Chandigarh

Green action plan launched
Chandigarh, June 5
On the World Environment Day, “Green Chandigarh Action Plan 2009-2010” of the Chandigarh Administration has been launched today. The watchtower in Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary is also inaugurated by SF Rodrigues, Punjab Governor and UT Administrator.

‘Conservation key to protect environment’
Chandigarh, June 5
The First Friday Forum organised a seminar on World Environment Day at Punjab Kala Bhavan here today. The guest speaker Dr SK Sharma, president of the Environment Society of India (ESI) delivered a talk on “Environment Protection and Conservation around Chandigarh”.


Man kills sister-in-law, niece

Ropar, June 5
In a gruesome incident, a man brutally killed his sister-in-law and her 18-month-old daughter at their home around 6 am here today. A resident of ward No. 10, Gaushala road, Vikas Gupta killed his sister-in-law Manisha and her daughter Divyanshi using a hammer.
File photos of Riya (missing) and Manisha (victim)

File photos of Riya (missing) and Manisha (victim)

Accidents on NH 21
PWD officials face action
Four-laning of Kharar bus stand to Balongi sales tax barrier proposed
Kharar, June 5
Patiala division Commissioner Jasbir Singh Bir today directed the Deputy Commissioner to take strict action against PWD officials for not taking any action to check accidents near Khanpur T-point even after two-and-a-half months of fatal accident of Captain Kanwaljit Singh.

Councillor’s brother booked for assault
Zirakpur, June 5
The police registered a case of assault against Gurvinder Singh, a resident of Pabhat village, on the complaint of the Zirakpur municipal councillor, Ward no. 8, Nachtar Singh, here today. The accused, Gurvinder Singh is a brother of municipal councillor, Ward no. 9, Harpreet Singh.

10 injured in pile-up
Kalka, June 5
One person was seriously injured and nine others sustained multiple injuries in a road accident today, near Kalka-Parwanoo barrier. According to the information, the accident occurred around 7 pm when the breaks of a truck got failed on the steep road near Haryana tax barrier, adjacent to Kali Mata temple.

45 students get computers
Kalka, June 5
Under a special scheme of the education department of Haryana, as many as 45 meritorious students of SC category were provided with computers today in Government Post Graduate College for their excellent performance in the computer education.

Medical institute inks MoU with Canadian college
Patiala, June 5
The Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital (GSMCH) would start a new course for paramedics from the coming academic session to train students as health providers. The college management has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Portage College in Alberta State of Canada in this regard.


Jet Airways penalised Rs 5,000
Chandigarh, June 5
The Public Utility Service (PUS) has asked Jet Airways to pay Rs 5,000 to Harish Sharma, a resident of Industrial Area, for not allowing him to board a flight in spite of booking. The PUS also directed the airlines to refund the money spent on tickets.

Ex-servicemen move HC
Chandigarh, June 5
With the pension of armed forces personnel who retired in 2006 and after still to be revised even months after the orders were issued, ex-servicemen have moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court for the redressal of their grievance. Non-revision of pension has affected approximately two lakh personnel who retired since January 1, 2006.


Abhijit Malik Cop’s son goes missing
Bag containing suicide note found from canal’s bank
Chandigarh, June 5
A hunt is on for 15-year-old Abhijit Malik, son of a Chandigarh Police constable and a resident of Sector 46, after a bag containing a suicide note, written by the boy, recovered from the bank of Bhakra canal near Morinda. The boy went missing on May 15 and his bag was found on May 23.

3 held in blind murder case                    
Chandigarh, June 5
Retaliation of alleged continuous sexual exploitation resulted in the murder of the man whose decomposed body was found near the railway track in Mani Majra on May 25.

Janki Devi, her husband Vijay Pal (extreme left) and her brother Ram Kewal (extreme right) in the police custody at the Mani Majra police station on Friday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Man booked for fraud
Chandigarh, June 5
Suresh Kumar Luthra was booked after seven cheques allegedly given by him for buying photostat machines were dishonuored.

Janki Devi, her husband Vijay Pal (extreme left) and her brother Ram Kewal (extreme right) in the police custody at the Mani Majra police station

4 arrested for thefts
Chandigarh, June 5
The Chandigarh police arrested four persons, including a minor, on charges of stealing vehicles, gold ornaments and silver coins from the city.

Sector-45 resident commits suicide
Chandigarh, June 5
Jatinder Singh Bedi, a resident of Sector 45-A, was found hanging in his residence here last afternoon. Terming the incident as a suicide, the police is yet to ascertain the reason behind the death as no suicide note was recovered from the spot.

Missing Property Dealer
Police still clueless
Panchkula, June 5
Four days after Deepak Rai Saggar, a property dealer, went missing from the town, the police remains in the dark about his fate. Neither scrutiny of call details of both mobiles of Saggar nor money transactions relating to property deals had left any clue for the police to go ahead in the investigations.

Woman gangster escapes during raids in Delhi
Panchkula, June 5
Following the arrest of around a dozen gangsters involved in the highway robberies in the state, the two police parties from Haryana had to eat humble pie when they raided at the hideout of a woman member of a gang at Delhi yesterday.

PUDA employee killed in accident
Mohali, June 5
Pankaj Kumar (41), a senior assistant with the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA), died after the motorcycle he was riding was hit by another speeding motorcyclist near NIPER at Sector 67, here this morning.

1 killed, 2 injured in car collision
Panchkula, June 5
A 27-year-old youth was killed while two others were injured when two cars had a head on collision near Surajpur on Panchkula-Pinjore road here today.


St John’s, APJ Academy to lock horns in final
Chandigarh, June 5
St John's Cricket Academy, Sector 26, will cross swords with APJ Academy, Kharar, in the finals of the second All-India Challenger Trophy Cricket Tournament being organised by St John's Cricket Academy and Aresson Sports Club at St John's High School, Sector 26, here tomorrow.

A batsman plays a shot during a cricket match in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

A batsman plays a shot during a cricket match in Chandigarh

MCM Blues drub Amar academy
Chandigarh, June 5
MCM Blues, Sector 36, drubbed Amar Cricket Academy by nine wickets to register second successive win in the six-team St Stephen’s Trophy Cricket Tournament for Under-10 being organised by the Desh Prem Azad Cricket Academy on MCM DAV College ground in Sector 36, here today.

Tennis: Mehak lifts title
Chandigarh, June 5
Top seeded Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association trainee Digvijay Singh Mehta from Himachal Pradesh and Mehak Singh from Chandigarh, claimed the boys and girls’ Under-18 singles titles, respectively, in the AITA Championship Series Tennis Tournament hosted by CLTA in the Sector 10 Tennis Stadium here today.

Marathon tomorrow
Chandigarh, June 5
Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) is organising a marathon on June 7 in the city. The run would be flagged off from the Sukhna Lake at 5 am and would culminate there only after covering the Rock Garden, Punjab and Haryana Civil Secretariat Chowk, Matka Chowk and Sector 16 Cricket Stadium Chowk.

Billiards Meet
Sandeep in quarters
Chandigarh, June 5
Sandeep Duggal beat Mandeep Makkar by 3-1 to storm into the quarterfinals of the 25th Chandigarh Billiards and Snooker Championship held in Sector 22 here today.

Saini retains overall junior crown
Chandigarh, June 5
Fifteen-year-old Ashbeer Singh Saini from Kapurthala retained the overall junior crown with a final round of 74 scoring a two-stroke win over Bangalore's Chikkarangappa in the Lalit Suri Southern India Junior Golf Championship in Coimbatore today.


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