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Nari Niketan Rape Case
Accused‘s DNA sample to be taken again

Chandigarh, June 13
The court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Anshul Berry today granted permission to take the DNA sample of Bhupinder Singh who is in custody in the sensational rape of a mentally challenged girl at Nari Niketan.

Fire zones exist only for MC
The MC/administration has failed to educate people and the police on fire zones in parking areas, where parking vehicles is prohibited
Chandigarh, June 13
For some, it is a road divider, and for others, a space to beautify the parking zone. Even police officials know nothing about yellow strips marked as “fire zones” at parking places at busy markets by the Chandigarh MC.

The wrongly marked narrow fire zone hardly leaves any space for parking at Sector 16, Chandigarh The wrongly marked narrow fire zone hardly leaves any space for parking at Sector 16, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari



EARLIER STORIES



Unmindful of the muddy water, these young boys splash in a pond at Sector 42, in Chandigarh
Unmindful of the muddy water, these young boys splash in a pond at Sector 42, in Chandigarh, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Swine Flu
Suspect family quarantined
Chandigarh, June 13
A UT administration employee and his family have been “home quarantined” by the UT health authorities after they came in contact with a confirmed H1N1 influenza patient aboard a North America flight earlier this week.

Firing: 2 cops suspended
Chandigarh, June 13
A head constable and constable were today suspended for negligence in the bullet firing incident on June 7. Head constable Jaspal Singh and constable Surjit Singh, who were posted at the police post-35, had feigned ignorance about the firing of bullet at the Sector-35 parking lot.





COMMUNITY

CAT breather for ex-Panchkula DC
Chandigarh, June 13
Partially accepting the application of Panchkula’s former Deputy Commissioner Rajender Kumar Kataria, the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has stated that stigma should not be attached to the applicant.

Traffic cops harass outstation drivers
Zirakpur, June 13
Driving without helmet and triple riding have become the order of the day in Zirakpur as the traffic cops are more interested in intercepting outstation vehicles. Despite presence of cops at major junctions, there is no traffic management. No one has bothered to make the traffic signals functional at the Panchkula intersection, the Patiala intersection and the Chhat village link road.
Traffic policemen look the other way as two-wheeler driver move without headgears; and (right) a Haryana roadways bus parked in no parking zone at Zirakpur
Traffic policemen look the other way as two-wheeler driver move without headgears; and (right) a Haryana roadways bus parked in no parking zone at Zirakpur. Tribune photos: S Chandan


A Sikh boy performs gatka during a nagar kirtan procession being taken out to mark the martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev in Patiala
A Sikh boy performs gatka during a nagar kirtan procession being taken out to mark the martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev in Patiala on Saturday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Post Office
Little hope for Sector-40 residents
Chandigarh, June 13
With the authorities concerned turning a blind eye, the wait of Sector 40 residents and those of the adjoining areas for a post office is proving to be endless.

CITCO
Promotion policy set to raise storm
Chandigarh, June 13
The draft rules for recruitment and promotion policy for CITCO employees are set to raise a storm in the upcoming board meeting of the corporation on June 15 if the resentment among employees over the same is anything to go by.

Sikh war memorial at Mohali
Mohali, June 13
The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has finally decided to set up Baba Banda Singh Bahadhur theme park in Chapparchidi village here.

Mirch Masala has audience in splits
Chandigarh, June 13
To be a bachelor is a curse in the conservative social set up and the tragedy gets even compounded if all in a family are chronic bachelors. This truth was illustrated in a Punjabi comedy play “Mirch Masala” staged jointly by Creative Cultural Society and students of Panjab University law department.
A Punjabi play “Mirch Masala” being staged at Panjab University law department in Chandigarh
A Punjabi play “Mirch Masala” being staged at Panjab University law department in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

265 constables pass out
Chandigarh, June 13
A batch of 265 newly inducted recruit constables, who had joined the Chandigarh Police Recruit Training Centre for their basic training course in November, passed out yesterday.

Rodrigues visits IMA
Chandigarh, June 13
While addressing the cadets of the Indian Military Academy (IMA) on the occasion of the Passing Out Parade Spring Term - 2009 at Dehradun today, UT Administrator and Punjab Governor Gen (Retd) SF Rodrigues, PVSM VSM (Retd), asked them to put India first in discharge of their duties towards motherland, adding that the national interest must be kept foremost, in mind, while facing difficult situations in times of peace and war.

Kapil Dev’s mother dies
Chandigarh, June 13
Raj Kumari Nikhanj, mother of cricket icon Kapil Dev Nikhanj, died here today. Wife of Late Ram Lal Nikhanj, Raj Kumari (85), leaves behind three sons, Ramesh Kumar Nikhanj, Bharat Bhushan Nikhanj and Kapil Dev Nikhanj, and four daughters.

Kapil Dev mourns his mother’s death in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Kapil Dev mourns his mother’s death in Chandigarh

EDUCATION

Promotions pending in schools
No seniority list yet
Chandigarh, June 13
The proposal of the Chandigarh Administration in an overdue meeting of the Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) to take up pending cases of promotions seems to be eyewash, as the education department has yet to finalise the seniority list of lecturers, masters, mistresses or in charges.

GGS College for Women, Sector 26
College Admissions-2009
Chandigarh, June 13
Sri Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, is one of the three all-girls colleges in the city. This year the college has planned to extend the existing capacity of the hostel and has added 21 new rooms in the hostel in addition to some new courses.

Racial Attacks
20 pc drop in students’ outflow
Mohali, June 13
After the racial attacks on Indian students in Australia, there has been a drop of around 20 per cent in the number of students seeking education in Australia. The flow of students to other countries has also been hit marginally.

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

First Padma Shri raagi also a good shooter, writer
Patiala, June 13
Not many people know that Bhai Nirmal Singh, the first ‘raagi’ to receive coveted Padma Shri award and the former “Hazoori Raagi” of the Golden Temple, is not only an expert in classical music, but also a good shooter and a favourite singer of Bollywood personalities like Amitabh Bachhan and Aishwarya Rai and even that of classical music maestro Pandit Bhim Sen Joshi.

Delegation to Australia sought
Patiala, June 13
Worried over attacks on Indian students in Australia, the Northern India Travel Agents’ Association has urged the Indian government to send a delegation to Australia as a confidence-building measure for students studying there.

Forum for development in Patiala
Patiala, June 13
The Panjab Writers and Cultural Forum here today demanded setting up of Greater Patiala Development Authority with a view to giving impetus to development works in Patiala.

Chairman of the Panjab Writer & Cultural Forum addresses a press conference in Patiala on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Chairman of the Panjab Writer & Cultural Forum addresses a press conference in Patiala

Paddy Season
Labourers seek higher wages
Fatehgarh Sahib/Sirhind, June 13
Police officials in the district are on tenterhooks as migrant labourers have started arriving in large number at Sirhind railway station for paddy transplantation.

Talk on child labour
Ambala, June 13
In view of the child labour day, a seminar was organised at Nasruli village near Ambala Cantt on the premises of New Vision Global School of Business.

Theft at ex-Akali MLA’s house
Zirakpur, June 13
A theft was reported at the residence of Harbans Singh, a former Akali MLA of Rampura Phul, district Bathinda here.

COURTS

Consumer Court
Insurance firm fined Rs 20,000
Chandigarh, June 13
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed New India Assurance Company in Mani Majra to pay Rs 20,000 to complainant Ashish Jain, a resident of Sector 10.

CRIME

Assault
Shop owner, factory workers block road
Chandigarh, June 13
The owner of Shiva Appliances and his sons, who were allegedly attacked by a group in their shop yesterday, protested against the failure of the police in arresting the accused here today. They along with some factory workers blocked the Industrial Area II-Ram Darbar road.

A road being blocked by protesters in Chandigarh
A road being blocked by protesters in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

47-year-old commits suicide
Chandigarh, June 13
A 47-year-old rag picker committed suicide by hanging herself from a tree here near Janta Colony boundary on PGI premises this morning.

Beggar’s body found
Chandigarh, June 13
An unidentified beggar in his early 50s was found dead under a tree along the main road near Sector 43-44 rotary here this morning.

Mall Owner’s Murder
Brain-mapping of guard allowed
Chandigarh, June 13
The local court today gave the police permission for the brain-mapping and lie detecting test of the security guard of Amarjit Singh, owner of Sham Fashion Mall, who was shot outside his house in Sector 35 by unidentified motorcyclists.

BJP decries worker’s arrest
Chandigarh, June 13
Kamla Sharma, president, BJP, Chandigarh, and state general secretary Sanjay Tandon condemned the arrest of BJP worker Narinder Choudhary and alleged that he had been implicated in a false case registered against him by the Chandigarh Police under the pressure of the Congress.

SPORTS

Katoch Shield
City snatch 53-run victory
Mohali, June 13
Chandigarh got the better of Mohali on the basis of first innings lead of 53 runs here today during the Inter-District Katoch Shield Cricket Tournament held at PCA Cricket Stadium.

Ishan Dogra of Mohali plays a shot in a match against Chandigarh in Mohali on Saturday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan


Ishan Dogra of Mohali plays a shot in a match against Chandigarh in Mohali

Ravinder is kho-kho assn president
Chandigarh, June 13
Ravinder Talwar and Harbhushan Gulati were unanimously elected president and general secretary, respectively, of the Chandigarh Kho-Kho Association in the general body meeting held at The Banyan Tree School in Sector 48-B here.

CFA to hold exams for referees
Chandigarh, June 13
The Chandigarh Football Association will conduct written examinations for Class III football referees at The Banyan Tree School in Sector 48-B here on June 20 at 10 am.

 


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