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Mr IG Kamla is here …
Chandigarh, June 10
Contrary to the claims made by the police before the Sessions Court that Kamla, a safai karamchari wanted for allegedly abetting the rape of a mentally challenged girl at Nari Niketan, is absconding, she has been attending work at the institute daily from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm. Tribune photographer Manoj Mahajan caught her coming to work this morning.—
Tribune photos : Manoj Mahajan

Study Tour: Mayor takes family to Gujarat
Rs 45,000 would be spent to fix her official car that met with an accident in Ahmedabad
Chandigarh, June 10
The “family” sojourn of Chandigarh Mayor, Kamlesh, to Gujarat, ostensibly on a
study tour (June 1 to June 7), in her official Toyota Corolla seems to have backfired following the accident of the vehicle in Ahmedabad. While fortunately no one was injured in the mishap, the MC would have to cough up almost Rs 45,000 for the vehicle’s repair.
What’s the big deal?

PU proposal on RTI draws flak
Chandigarh, June 10
Panjab University’s decision to propose the “legal examination” of information pertaining to RTI Act cases by a senator has not only educed resentment among university officials, but also city-based RTI activists, who claim it to be a blatant violation of the Act.






EARLIER STORIES

Anti-Corruption Drive
Xen, others in CBI net

Chandigarh, June 10
The CBI today booked Ami Chand, executive engineer of the public health department of the MC, along with some other officials, on corruption charges as part of its ongoing two-day nationalwide drive against corrupt government officials.

Wing Cdr Gitesh Singh Butalia Crash cuts short bright career
Chandigarh, June 10
He had always wanted to take wings, but fate cut short a promising career halfway. Wing Cdr Gitesh Singh Butalia, a resident of Sector 45, Chandigarh, met with a tragic end when the IAF AN-32 he was piloting crashed in the remote mountains of the northeast yesterday.

Wing Cdr Gitesh Singh Butalia

Another suspected case of swine flu
Chandigarh, June 10
A 50-year-old resident from Sector 49 of the city was admitted to Government Multi Speciality Hospital, Sector 16, with the symptoms of swine flu here today. The patient had arrived today from Thailand.



COMMUNITY

Salon, 5 shops gutted in Sector 7
One of the shops that was gutted in Sector 7, ChandigarhChandigarh, June 10
A Sector 7 salon and five shops were gutted here this morning. No loss of life has been reported, but property worth lakhs has been destroyed. According to fire officials, the fire broke out at about 3.30 am and four fire engines each from Sector 17, Industrial Area, Sector 11 and Mani Majra fire stations were pressed into service. 

One of the shops that was gutted in Sector 7, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Goods worth Rs 8 lakh gutted
Family members of the owner of a carpet manufacturing unit lament the loss caused by the fire at Raipur RaniPanchkula, June 10
Goods worth lakhs of rupees were destroyed in a major fire that broke out at a godown of a carpet-manufacturing unit at Raipur Rani near her today.





Family members of the owner of a carpet manufacturing unit lament the loss caused by the fire at Raipur Rani on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Illegal structures razed at Kuda Lahora
Chandigarh, June 10
In a routine affair, UT estate office conducted a demolition drive at Kuda Lahora, here, yesterday.

Bapu Dham Colony

Pensioners’ body urges 
Centre to check adulteration 
Mohali, June 10
The Defence Accounts Pensioners Welfare Association has urged the Central Government to notify the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, to check adulteration, which was going on unabated.

Chargesheet filed against Saji Mohan
Chandigarh, June 10
The UT police today filed a chargesheet in a case of embezzlement of funds involving former Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Director Saji Mohan.

MC chief post: Admn for conducting fresh polls
Panchkula, June 10
While Panchkula Municipal Council president Ravinder Rawal has decided to file a petition in the Punjab and Haryana High Court against dismissal of his application by the District and Sessions Judge, the administration is preparing to write to the state government for holding fresh elections for the post of the civic body president.

Ghalib institute to felicitate Zakir
Panchkula, June 10
Eminent poet and fiction writer KL Zakir, secretary Haryana Urdu academy, will be felicitated for his contribution to enrich Urdu literature by Ghalib Institute and Aalmi Urdu Adab at a function in New Delhi on June 12.

37 new species of animals discovered
Chandigarh, June 10
As many as 37 new species of animals and insects were discovered in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka in 2008 by scientists of the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI).

Admn-NGOs partnership programme launched
Chandigarh, June 10
With a view to building partnerships with NGOs in socio-economic development, UT Administrator SF Rodrigues today launched a “partnership initiative programme” with a message of breaking artificial barriers and working together for creating resurgent India.

Doll Museum back in city 
A child looks at the dolls during the inauguration of the renovated International Doll Museum in ChandigarhChandigarh, June 10
The renovated Multi-purpose Hall, Open Air Theatre and International Doll Museum was inaugurated at Bal Bhavan, Sector 23, by UT administrator SF Rodrigues here today.






A child looks at the dolls during the inauguration of the renovated International Doll Museum in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: S chandan

City Scope Letters
Dynamic police force required

EDUCATION

College Admissions-2009
Chandigarh, June 10
One of the renowned institutions affliated to Panjab University, Chandigarh, Postgraduate College, Sector 11, was established in 1953 and was shifted to its present campus in 1960. The college that started out as only boys institution soon became co-educational and with introduction of postgraduate courses received its current name recently, prior to which it was known as Government College.

  Courses offered at Graduation Level

GC-46 — No earnings, principal shares honorarium
Chandigarh, June 10
Having sold 212 forms for the post of contract lecturers at the rate of Rs 250 each, Government College Sector 46, as per the documents procured under the RTI Act claims to have spent its “meager” earnings of Rs 53,000 on the interviews held in two phases last year from 27.6.2008 to 2.7.2008 and 12.7.2008 each.

Sec-46 college told to release degrees 
Chandigarh, June 10
Disposing of a petition filed by interns of Dhanwantri Ayurvedic College, Sector 46, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the college authorities to release the degrees of the BAMS to the petitioners.

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Racial attacks on Indian students
Commissioner seeks database 
Patiala, June 10
The Australian government has set up a Multi- Agency Task Force to curb attacks on Indian students. Also, Patiala Divisional Commissioner Jasbir Singh Bir has asked the deputy commissioners of Punjab to provide him with the data base regarding students of their respective districts by June 12.

No takers for improvement trust showrooms 
Patiala, June 10
The commercial complex of the Patiala Improvement Trust at Dharampur Bazaar. The Patiala Improvement Trust is in a fix as its prestige project, an ultra-modern shopping complex, in the walled city limits has failed to attract buyers.
A massive shopping complex with a total of 29 showrooms, eight halls and a restaurant has been lying unoccupied for almost five years now. Out of seven shops that have been sold so far are also unoccupied.

The commercial complex of the Patiala Improvement Trust at Dharampur Bazaar. A Tribune photograph

Flesh trade racket
Eighteen sent to judicial custody

Mohali/ Dera Bassi, June 10
Two of the nine persons arrested by the police in connection with the flesh trade racket were remanded in one day police custody while others were remanded in judicial custody till June 22 by a court here today.

6 booked for killing man
Mirzapur (Rajpura), June 10
Six persons, including two women were booked by police today for killing a 55-year-old man and injuring two others late last night during a wedding party.

PNB to cough up Rs 7,000 for harassment
Bassi Pathana, June10
The consumer court has imposed a penalty of Rs 5,000 as compensation for harassment and Rs 2,000 on the local branch of Punjab National Bank for allegedly misbehaving and harassing a customer.

Six injured in family brawl
Lalru, June 10
Six persons were injured in a clash between cousins on some family issue in Jharmari village near here this afternoon. However, the police registered a cross FIR against both the groups and at least 10 persons were booked.

Another truck catches fire at Ambala
Ambala, June 10
A truck carrying life saving medicines worth Rs 70 lakh caught fire near Kuldeep Nagar, close to the GT Road, at Ambala Cantt today. The medicines were to be unloaded at C and F depot there.

Laptop of tourist stolen
Kalka, June 10
Trikha, a resident of Delhi, has lodged a complaint in the Pinjore police station about his laptop being stolen from his car. In his complaint, Trikha said he was going towards a factory at Baddi.

COURTS

Insurance firm fined Rs 6 lakh
Chandigarh, June 10
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed New India Assurance Co Ltd to pay a compensation of Rs 6 lakh for not issuing claim.

CRIME

Former ASI commits suicide
Chandigarh, June 10
Karnail Singh, a former ASI with the Chandigarh Police, was found unconscious under mysteries circumstances at the cremation ground near Darua village this afternoon.

3 held for assault
Chandigarh, June 9
The police arrested three persons for assaulting their fellow taxi driver near the Traffic Police Lines in Sector 29 here on Sunday night.

One booked for duping
Mohali, June 10
The police has booked a resident of Chandigarh on a charge of duping a Mohali resident of Rs 15 lakh.

SPORTS

A match in progress during the Katoch Shield Cricket Tournament in Mohali Mohali beat Kapurthala
Mohali, June 10
Mohali got the better of Kapurthala in the first innings during the Katoch Shield Cricket Tournament on YPS cricket grounds here today.





A match in progress during the Katoch Shield Cricket Tournament in Mohali on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Top 3 seeds enter semis
Chandigarh, June 10
Top seed Chandril Sood (Uttar Pradesh), second seed Prateek Bhambri (Delhi), third seed Vignesh Veerbhadran (Tamil Nadu) and Shahbaaz Khan (Maharashtra) toiled hard to move into men’s singles semifinal of the Men & Women AITA Ranking Tennis Tournament being organised by the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association here today.

City lad tied 2nd in K’taka Open
Chandigarh, June 10
Eighteen-year-old city lad Rahul Bakshi carded an even par 72 score to be tied second at one under 143 as Bangalore’s 16-year-old Chikkarangappa added a three under 69 to be six shots ahead at 137 at the midway stage of the LG Karnataka Open in Bangalore today.

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