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Police officials take Kamla to the district courts in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Friday. Kamla Nailed
Chandigarh, June 12
At the receiving end of the alleged shoddy investigation into the rape of Nari Niketan’s mentally challenged inmate, the police today arrested Kamla (a sweeper) and Jamna Kumar, a security guard of the Nari Niketan in Sector 26, here today.
Police officials take Kamla to the district courts in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Police role under a cloud
Chandigarh, June 12
The belated arrest of Kamla, a co-accused in the sensational Nari Niketan rape case, and a security guard today brought the functioning and investigation of the Chandigarh Police under a cloud.




EARLIER STORIES

Muddy water at Sector 19 in Chandigarh.
Muddy water at Sector 19 in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

City to have Metro rail in 4 yrs
Will also cover adjoining areas of Punjab, Haryana, HP
Chandigarh, June 12
The proposal to have a Mass Rapid Transport System (MRTS) for Chandigarh and its adjoining areas moved a step closure to execution with the Rail India Technical and Economic Services (RITES) presenting the draft Comprehensive Mobility Report (CMP) to the Chandigarh administration today.

7 of family killed as truck overturns
Jansla (Banur), June 12
Seven members of a family were killed in an accident late last night when the truck, they were travelling in, overturned. The truck was loaded with crushed stones and the victims got buried under it after the vehicle overturned.

Col, capt face GCM for loss of I-cards
Chandigarh, June 12
A colonel commanding an armoured regiment and a captain from the same unit are being tried by a general court martial (GCM) for alleged lapses that led to the loss of 87 identity cards from the unit during field exercises.



COMMUNITY

Maze of Bamboo Valley falls prey to miscreants
Chandigarh, June 12
The Sector 23 Bamboo Valley, which was inaugurated two-and-a-half years ago, is in a deplorable state with overgrown weeds, unkempt grass and vandalised structure, courtesy callous attitude of the authorities concerned.


Demolished walls of the maze in the Bamboo Valley at Sector 23, in Chandigarh, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan
Demolished walls of the maze in the Bamboo Valley at Sector 23, in Chandigarh, on Thursday.

Alcoholics Anonymous is 75
Chandigarh, June 12
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), worldwide fellowship of over 3 million recovering alcoholics, has completed platinum jubilee of bringing “hope to the hopeless”. And like millions of grateful “sober" alcoholics all over the world, a special open public awareness-cum-recovery meeting will be held at Carmel Convent School, Sector 9, here tomorrow (June 13) in a bid to pass on the message to still-suffering alcoholic.

Railway station facelift a headache for passengers
Chandigarh, June 12
The death of a railway employee, Jagdish, who accidentally fell on the railway tracks due to heavy rush, seems to have served no lesson for the railway authorities. In a bid to facelift and repair the existing floor at the Chandigarh railway station, new kota stone is being laid at the platforms, but there is hardly any space left for the passengers to pass by.

The minimal space left for passengers to walk on Platform No. 1 at the Chandigarh railway station. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan
The minimal space left for passengers to walk on Platform No. 1  at the Chandigarh railway station.


Many injured in group clash
Chandigarh, June 12
Several persons were injured in a group clash over a scant issue outside a shop in Industrial Area, Phase II, here. A group alleged that besides sticks and swords, a bullet fire was also shot. Two of the injured had to be admitted in Sector 32 Government Medical College and Hospital.

The injured after a group clash on Friday. A Tribune photograph
The injured after a group clash on Friday.

UT reviews pandemic preparedness in hospitals
Chandigarh, June 12
Immediately after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the Swine Flu as a global pandemic, the Chandigarh health department held a meeting to review the pandemic preparedness in all the major hospitals in the city under the chairmanship of UT Health Secretary.

Cadets exult after the passing out parade of the Chandigarh Police at Police Lines, Sector 26, in Chandigarh on Friday.
Cadets exult after the passing out parade of the Chandigarh Police at Police Lines, Sector 26, in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

City card fizzles out
Chandigarh, June 12
After creating a hype of booming tourism industry in the city beautiful, plans to popularise Chandigarh as a tourist destination seem to be falling flat on the ground.

GMADA hard sells land-pooling scheme
Mohali, June 12
After paying a compensation of Rs 1.5 crore an acre for the land acquired for the international airport and for the proposed road to the airport, the Punjab government is now convincing farmers to opt for the land-pooling scheme.

PG Accommodations
Information commission pulls up GMADA
Mohali, June 12
The Punjab State Information Commission has pulled up superintending engineer-cum-public information officer HS Sodhi for inordinate delay in providing information on PGs in the city.

Gynaecologists meeting held in Mohali
Mohali, June 12
A meeting of gynaecologists and female medical officers working in CHCs and PHCs under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) project, Punjab, was held here yesterday. Prof Laxmi Kanta Chawla, Health and Family Welfare Minister, Punjab, chaired the meeting.

Patiala doc gets fellowship
Chandigarh, June 12
Dr KK Locham, head of the paediatrics department, Government Medical College, Rajindra Hospital, Patiala, has done his students proud. Dr Locham, who has been working as the head of the paediatrics department in the college since 1999, has received fellowship by the Indian Academy of Paediatrics this year.



Dr KK Locham, who received the Fellowship of Indian Academy of Paediatrics. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu
Dr KK Locham, who received the Fellowship of Indian Academy of Paediatrics.

Commando awarded
Chandigarh, June 12
The police today commended the courageous efforts of the commando, who brought down a man from a mobile phone tower where the latter had climbed for allegedly committing a suicide in Sector 42 yesterday.



EDUCATION

PU budget a bonanza for students
Chandigarh, June 12
The budget of Panjab University for 2009-2010 has a lot to offer to the students with the prime declaration being constitution of Rs 1-crore corpus wherein a student can take loan at the time of need.

College Admissions-2009
SGGS College, Sector 26
Chandigarh, June 12
Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, a co-educational institute, has a lot to offer to its freshers, be it recreational activities, a new BCA unit being introduced or the college’s own students centre that is coming up in this session.

Processing Fee
GC-11 overspends on lecturers’ interviews
Chandigarh, June 12
When it comes to managing processing fee, Postgraduate College, Sector 11, has surprised all.

Contractual computer teachers await salaries
Chandigarh, June 12
Resource “crunch” with the revenue-surplus Chandigarh Administration has delayed payment of salaries to contractual computer operators in schools.

Classes XI, XII admissions from July 2
Chandigarh, June 12
Admission to classes XI and XII in all CBSE affiliated Government Senior Secondary Schools of Chandigarh will start from July 2.



 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

2 of family end life
Panjoli Khurd (Fatehgarh Sahib), June 12
Following an argument over a trivial issue, two members of a family committed suicide after consuming some poisonous substance here today, while the third is still battling for life at Rajindera Hospital in Patiala.

Seminar on Guru Granth Sahib
Patiala, June 12
Punjabi University Vice-Chancellor Dr Jaspal Singh inaugurated a seminar on Guru Guru Granth Sahib, organised by the department of Guru Granth Sahib religious studies at Desh Bhagat College, Mandi Gobindgarh, today.

New scales for non-teaching staff
Patiala, June 12
The Syndicate, Punjabi University, has given its approval to implement the Fifth Pay Commission’s recommendations for its non-teaching employees. Adopting the Punjab government’s notification, the meeting approved to give new scales to the employees with effect from January 1, 2006, said a press note issued by the university’s public relations department.

Pbi varsity to start diploma in human rights
Patiala, June 12
Punjabi University is introducing Postgraduate Diploma in Human Rights and Duties from the academic session 2009-10.

Rajesh Pilot remembered
Patiala, June 12
The 9th death anniversary of Rajesh Pilot was observed and the function took place at the statue of the former Union Minister near the bus stand here yesterday.

Labourer killed in mishap
Lalru, June 12
A labourer was killed after the roof of a house collapsed at Preet Nagar, Dera Bassi, on Thursday. The deceased was identified as Sunil (30), a resident of Gulabhgarh village, at Dera Bassi.

Property dispute: 9 hurt in clash
Lalru, June 12
Nine persons were injured in a clash between family members in a property dispute at Lalru village late on Wednesday night.

Mobile, ATM stolen from car
Lalru, June 12
Thieves decamped with cash, mobile set and ATM cards after breaking open the window pane of a car parked outside Fun City in Barwala. The police has registered a case and started further investigation.



COURTS

High Court
RPO told to release Fiza’s passport
Chandigarh, June 12
Fiza will finally get the passport to fame. Acting on her petition, the Vacation Bench of Justice Kanwaljit Singh Ahluwalia on Friday asked the regional passport office (RPO) to release her passport within a day of removal of deficiencies in her application.

Highway Robbery
Police gets production warrants
Chandigarh, June 12
The Chandigarh police today obtained production warrants of two highway robbers from a local court.

Septic Tank Scam
Police custody for 11 suspects
Mohali, June 12
Out of the 12 suspects arrested by the Punjab Vigilance in the septic tank scam, 11 were today remanded to two-day police custody by a local court while one was admitted to a hospital. In the Rs 172-crore scam, three government officials, including former executive director of Punjab State Council for Science and Technology, NS Tiwana, were arrested.


Suspects arrested by the Punjab Vigilance being produced in courts in Mohali on Friday. A Tribune photograph
Suspects arrested by the Punjab Vigilance being produced in courts in Mohali on Friday.

Removal of P’kula MC chief
HC issues notice to Haryana
Chandigarh, June 12
Acting on an appeal filed by ousted president of the Panchkula Municipal Council Ravinder Rawal, Justice Kanwaljit Singh Ahluwalia of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion to the state of Haryana.



CRIME

Man held for firing
Chandigarh, June 12
The police today arrested Gurpreet Singh of Durali village in Kharar on the charges of attempt to murder. The accused allegedly fired a shot at a resident of Muktsar on June 7.

Labourer Killed
Contractor booked for negligence
Chandigarh, June 12
The police booked a Panchkula-based contractor after a labourer had fallen while whitewashing a house in Sector 28 here yesterday. According to Sector 26 police station SHO Raghbir Singh, labourer Bassu (19), a resident of Hallo Majra village, climbed up the ladder to whitewash a house where he had fallen from a 20-feet height and sustained internal injuries due to lack of safety measures.

‘Illicit’ relations
Man kills brother
Panchkula, June 12
A middle-aged man allegedly murdered his younger brother due to his illicit relations with his wife. The police arrested the accused, Iqbal Singh, a resident of Barwala, today. Inquiries from the residents of the area and the relatives led the police to the accused.

Jewellery stolen at Shivalik Vihar
Zirakpur, June 12
The water is as precious as gold here is apparent from the incident, in which thieves struck at a house in Shivalik Vihar, not only decamped with jewellery, but also a bottle of chilled water from refrigerator.



SPORTS

Cricket
MCM Blue lift St Stephen's Trophy
Chandigarh, June 12
MCM Blue Caps, Sector 36, claimed the title of the Under-10 Cricket Academy Cricket Tournament for St Stephen's Trophy, being organised by Desh Prem Azad Cricket Academy. The team beat Sri Sri Academy of Panchkula by 21 runs in the final of the tournament on the MCM DAV College ground in Sector 36 here today.

Chandigarh in commanding position
Amit scores double century
Chandigarh, June 12
Amit Prashar’s superb double-century helped Chandigarh amass a huge total of 495 for 4 in the stipulated 95 overs on the first day of their match against Mohali during the Inter-District Katoch Shield Cricket Tournament, held at PCA stadium, Mohali, today.

A Chandigarh batsman plays a shot against Mohali during a cricket match at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Friday. A Tribune photograph
A Chandigarh batsman plays a shot against Mohali during a cricket match at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Friday.

City lad Bakshi cards 4 under to finish 3rd
Chandigarh, June 12
Eighteen-year-old city lad Rahul Bakshi fired the best card of the day, a four under par 68, to finish third at five under 283 as Bangalore's Chikkarangappa clinched the LG Karnataka Open title, his first on the LG Indian Amateur Golf Tour on the par 72 greens of the Eagleton Golf Resort in Bangalore today.

Tennis
Vignesh, Aishwarya clinch titles
Chandigarh, June 12
Third seed Vignesh Veerbhadran of Tamil Nadu and lucky loser Aishwarya Aggarwal of Madhya Pradesh lifted the men’s and women’s singles titles, respectively, in the AITA Men and Women Ranking Tennis Tournament organised by the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association at the Sector 10 Tennis Stadium today. After splitting the first two sets, Vignesh Veerbhadran and Shahbaaz Khan of Maharashtra just managed to wrap up the match by winning the third and deciding sets at 6-4.



Aishwarya Aggarwal of Madhya Pradesh in a match during the AITA Women Ranking Tennis Tournament in Chandigarh on Friday. A Tribune photograph
Aishwarya Aggarwal of Madhya Pradesh in a match during the AITA Women Ranking Tennis Tournament in Chandigarh on Friday.

St Soldier to face LIC Academy today
Chandigarh, June 12
Bharti Vij’s St Soldier Cricket Academy is organising Under-13 Inter-Academy Cricket Tournament for LIC Trophy from tomorrow.

 



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