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It’s official. Highway robbery solved
75 revolvers and pistols, one carbine, 10 shotguns and cars recovered
Panchkula, June 6
The Haryana Police today formally announced the arrest of a notorious criminal, Rajiv alias Raja, in connection with the sensational highway kidnappings and subsequent robberies at the residence of Lalit Behl in Sector 33, Chandigarh, and the Sector 12 residence of Shyam Lal Sachdev here.
Haryana DGP Ranjiv Dalal inspects arms recovered from highway robbers at Panchkula Haryana DGP Ranjiv Dalal inspects arms recovered from highway robbers at Panchkula on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Rape in Nari Niketan
UT shielding accused, says lawyer
Chandigarh, June 6
An advocate today added a new dimension to the Nari Niketan rape controversy. Appearing before the Punjab and Haryana High Court, counsel Rajvinder Singh Bains said the UT Administration’s petition for terminating the pregnancy of the “mentally retarded” victim could very well be an attempt to eventually protect the accused.

Body not found

Rohit Handa
Rohit Handa

Drowning of Zirakpur Youth
Family alleges foul play
Zirakpur/Kiratpur Sahib, June 6
The Zirakpur-based family of Rohit Handa, a 30-year-old youth of Sarv Mangal Society, Lohgarh, who is feared to have drowned at Kiratpur Sahib on Thursday, has alleged foul play behind his disappearance.




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Admn issues fresh threat to principals, teachers
Chandigarh, June 6
Even after its repeated claims of taking strong action against the school authorities responsible for the “dip” in government school results, all that the administration could do today at the principals’ meet at Tagore Theatre here was to issue a fresh threat and frame a new policy.





COMMUNITY

Without power for 16 hrs
Chandigarh, June 6
The route just opposite to the Chandigarh Golf Club these days has been flooded with water. Reason: the main supply line, just at the end point of the golf club, has been damaged and the water is being flowing up till the road.


The overflowing water, due to damaged supply line near Golf Club, Sector 6, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Tribune photos: Parvesh Chauhan


The overflowing water, due to damaged supply line near Golf Club, Sector 6, Chandigarh

Panel moots merger of HMT with defence PSUs
Panchkula, June 6
With state-owned Hindustan Machine Tools (HMT) being in dire straits, a high-level panel has strongly recommended merging the company with other public sector undertakings.

Handwriting can be improved in 3 hours: Expert
Mohan Ray Chandigarh, June 6
Contrary to popular perception, handwriting can be improved in a short span of 3-6 hours giving a boost to the academic standards, said handwriting expert Mohan Ray, here yesterday. “Healthy handwriting is not any pre-decided methodology. It is a tool that can repair poor handwriting and help the beneficiary write legibly and purposefully with speed even under stressful conditions,” Ray said at a press conference at the Chandigarh Press Club.

SHO suspended for negligence
Chandigarh, June 6
The SHO of the Mani Majra police station, Kehar Singh, was today placed under suspension on disciplinary grounds.

Play presents women’s plight
Mohali, June 6
A play on “Female foeticide and women empowerment” was staged at Shastri Model School, Phase 1, here today.

Forum of bank unions stages dharna
Chandigarh, June 6
The United Forum of Bank Unions today staged a dharna in Bank Square, Sector 17, which was followed by a demonstration in the afternoon.

Office-bearers elected
Chandigarh, June 6
KS Chahal (ETO) has been elected as president while Major DP Singh has been elected as executive president of the Chandigarh Korfball Association during the elections held in Chandigarh Club.


EDUCATION

On Campus — Admissions 2009
A students’ guide
Chandigarh, June 6
The exam time is over and even before students can take a summer season off to rejuvenate, comes the admission dilemma. Anxiety of the results coupled with the confusion of where to seek admission next has kept the students on their toes.




 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Clash between SAD, Congress workers

Four injured, 6 booked
Chatt (Zirakpur), June 6
Four persons were injured in a clash that took place between SAD and Congress workers, here today morning. A few shots were also fired in the air from a .12 bore pistol. The cops acted swiftly and registered FIRs against both groups.
One of the injured in Dera Bassi civil hospital.
A Tribune photograph

One of the injured in Dera Bassi civil hospital

Bouquets for Perneet
Zirakpur, June 6
Beating of drums and bouquets welcomed Minister of State for External Affairs Perneet Kaur on her maiden visit to the area after becoming the minister. The minister halted at Zirakpur to inaugurate a party office on her way to Patiala from the Chandigarh airport.

Double murder: Police suspects family’s role
Ropar, June 6
The police suspects the involvement of entire Gupta family in double murder of their daughter-in-law Manisha Gupta and daughter Divyanshi. At the time of crime, around 6 on Friday, all family members except for victims and accused were not at home.

Ransacking of Hospital
Doctors protest against police inaction
Ambala, June 6
Doctors of Ambala Nursing Home went on a strike today to protest against the ransacking of MK Surgical Hospital and the residence of orthopedic surgeon, Rajender Maan, at Ambala City, about four days ago.

Woman booked for attempting to murder husband
Rajpura, June 6
The police today booked a woman for attempting to murder her husband by giving her some intoxicant. The accused woman, identified as Dalbir Kaur, a resident of Rajpura, was married to Surinderpal Singh few years ago.

One held with 20 kg poppy husk
Rajpura, June 6
The police today arrested one person with 20 kg poppy husk. The accused has been identified as Beant Ram, a resident of Gwalior. He was carrying the narcotics in a bag and was arrested during a special naka laid in the city today.

Engg students modify projects
Dera Bassi, June 6
The final year mechanical engineering students of Longowal Polytechnic College, Dera Bassi, have innovated and modified outstanding projects like solar car ‘Sun-O’, battery-operated car ‘Smart’, electronics wheel chair ‘Eazzy’, sensor-based cooler, Nano refrigerator.

500 participate in yoga camp
Patiala, June 6
The State Bank of Patiala in association with Patanjali Yog Samiti organised a yoga camp at its head office for employees and their family members today. Ashok Nayar, managing director of bank, inaugurated the camp.

Two held for cheating
Rajpura, June 6
Two persons were arrested today for cheating a person on the pretest of sending him to Spain. In his complaint to the police, Raghuvir Singh of Govind Colony lodged a complaint with police that Kashmir Singh and Jagdev Singh, residents of Mangpur village, have taken Rs 2.5 lakh in lieu of sending his nephew to Spain.

Power Theft
Rs 2 lakh fine imposed on 30 consumers
Rajpura, June 6
The Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) today imposed nearly Rs 2 lakh fine on at least 30 consumers after they were found stealing electricity. The raids were conducted at Madanpur Chalheri, Gadapur, Focal point areas and a few other surrounding villages.

Speeding truck claims woman’s life
Kalka, June 6
A recklessly driven truck coming from Parwanoo side claimed life of a 45-year-old woman, identified as Geeta Devi of a colony near the Kali Mata temple, here today.


COURTS

Cheque bounce cases compoundable: HC
Chandigarh, June 6
Conviction and sentence in a cheque bounce case can now be set aside, if the complainant makes a statement before the court that he is ready to compound the offences, says a latest judgment of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Issuing of passport: Fiza moves HC
Chandigarh, June 6
The honeymoon with Haryana’s former Deputy Chief Minister Chander Mohan may have ended long back, but Anuradha Bali still wants Fiza to be tagged to her name.

20,000 cases settled in lok adalat
Chandigarh, June 6
Despite several lok adalats and the much-hyped project Samadhan- 2009, the pendency in the courts hasn’t decreased. A lok adalat, under Samadhan-2009, was organised today in which about 20,000 cases claim to have been disposed off.


CRIME

Car kills engg student
Chandigarh, June 6
An engineering student, in his early twenties, died after a speeding car knocked him early this morning on Sector 34 and 35 light point.

Road mishap victim dies
Chandigarh, June 6
An unknown person, who fell down from a Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) bus near petrol pump of Sector 52 on June 4, died today during his treatment in Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32.

Man booked for bank fraud
Chandigarh, June 6
A resident of Sector 20-D was booked today for taking a loan of Rs 75 lakh from Allahabad Bank, Sector 34-A, by allegedly producing fake certificates.

Maid’s courage forces robbers to flee
Panchkula, June 6
Courage and presence of mind shown by a maidservant not only saved her from the clutches of robbers, who attempted to outrage her modesty, but the alarm raised by her forced the accused to flee in confusion leaving the valuables worth lakhs of rupees on the spot.

Group clash at Devi Dyal Institute
Accused denied bail
Panchkula, June 6
A local court here has refused to bail out one of the accused in Swami Devi Dyal Group of Institutes, Barwala, group clash on Thursday. The accused, Chiranji Lal, filed an application pleading that he had no role in the clash.

2 killed in road mishap
Panchkula, June 6
Two youths were killed when their car collided with a staff bus of Swami Devi Dyal College of Barwala on the Mauli-Ambala road near Raipurrani here today.

Ex-ITBP soldier commits suicide
Panchkula, June 6
The body of a youth was found hanging from a tree in the Ramgarh forests behind the ITBPF complex here today. The deceased has been identified as Sanyogpal Yadav, a resident of Jaipur.


SPORTS

APJ Academy clinch title

Chandigarh, June 6
APJ Academy, Kharar, lifted the title of the second All-India Challenger Trophy Cricket Tournament by beating St John's Cricket Academy by six wickets in the final being organised by St John's Cricket Academy on its school premises.

Players in action during the final of the 2nd All-India Challenger Trophy Cricket Tournament in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan


Players in action during the final of the 2nd All-India Challenger Trophy Cricket Tournament in Chandigarh

Digvijay, Ajay get wild cards
Chandigarh, June 6
Three Chandigarh players, namely Digvijay Singh Mehta, Mandeep Singh Gill and Ajay Yadav, got wild cards along with Himanshu Mali in the men's singles main draw of the AITA Men and Women Ranking Tournament.

 


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