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Robbers open fire in bid to loot bank
Injure woman employee; flee without cash
Mohali, June 17
Three armed robbers made an attempt to loot a bank in Phase XI here today after holding its employees hostage. They also opened fire and injured a woman employee before fleeing.
Cops examine the crime spot at Phase XI in Mohali on Wednesday. One of the injured on the bank premises.
Cops examine the crime spot at Phase XI in Mohali on Wednesday. One of the injured on the bank premises. Photos: Pravesh Chauhan



EARLIER STORIES

Nari Niketan Rape Case
Docs’ panel leaves MTP decision on court
Chandigarh, June 17
In a significant move that could even have bearing on the ongoing investigations in the Nari Niketan rape case, the expert body of PGI doctors, formed on the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, has apparently left the final decision on the medical termination of pregnancy (MTP) of the victim on the court.

Admn fails to initiate action against accused
Chandigarh, June 17
Even five days after the arrest of Kamla and Jamuna Kumar in connection with the rape of a mentally challenged girl at Nari Niketan, the UT administration has not initiated any departmental action against them.

An Army jawan distributes “parshad” during a “chabeel” at N Area near airport in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
An Army jawan distributes “parshad” during a “chabeel” at N Area near airport in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Admn nod to radio autos for city
Chandigarh, June 17
The administration has finalised and officially notified the terms and conditions for introducing the first ever 24X7 “radio auto” service in the city. The proposed “pink” coloured autos, that are what the operators have chosen to differentiate it from others, would be at your doorstep for Rs 10 for first kilometer and Rs 5 for every subsequent kilometer during the day time.

CSIR to restructure cadre
Chandigarh, June 17
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the country’s largest autonomous research and development organisation, is restructuring its common cadre with a view to rejuvenate work culture and scientific innovation.

Uma Nath to join Allahabad HC
Chandigarh, June 17
Justice Uma Nath Singh will join as a judge of the Allahabad High Court by July 1, pursuant to his transfer from the Punjab and Haryana High Court.



COMMUNITY

Loopholes in CITCO draft rules
Chandigarh, June 17
The deferment of Draft Rules, 2009, for promotion policy for CITCO employees in the board meeting held on June 15 seems to be more than just what meets the eye.

To launch packaged drinking water
Chandigarh, June 17
After extending its hospitality services to the city residents, the CITCO is now all set to start a new commercial venture. Up next is CITCO’s own brand of packaged drinking water that would be sold soon in the city.

Closure of Govt Press
Employees call it ill-conceived move
Say govt work not possible outside
Chandigarh, June 17
While the administration has mooted a proposal to do away with some sections of the Sector 18 Government Press, with a plea that it’s draining out funds worth Rs 6 crore annually, whereas its employees debunk the claim and dubbed the move as an “ill-conceived”, as no “study” has been conducted to gauge its pros and cons.

Pressure on authorities to start international flights
Revenue main factor; new terminal yet to be upgraded
Chandigarh , June 17
The upgradation of the Chandigarh Airport has mounted pressure on the authorities to speedily commence international operations even before the new building could come up.

Illegal jhuggis: JE suspended
Chandigarh, June 17
Taking a serious view of eruption of illegal jhuggis on government land in Sector 25, the Municipal Corporation today suspended a Junior Engineer, Jaswinder Singh, who was found guilty of establishing the illegal occupants and razed over 50 such jhuggis, which came up recently over there.

The illegal jhuggis razed in a demolition drive carried out by the municipal corporation’s enforcement wing in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: S Chandan
The illegal jhuggis razed in a demolition drive carried out by the municipal corporation’s enforcement wing in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

Encroachments on Govt Land
Admn to act against bhavans
Chandigarh, June 17
The Chandigarh administration has decided to crack a whip against bhavans of various communities in the city.

Role of e-governance discussed
Chandigarh, June 17 The department of information technology in association with igovernment.in organised a conference on effectively using e-governance here yesterday. The theme of the conference was Government 2.0 — The Road Ahead.

Contract teachers clean vehicles to mark protest
Chandigarh, June 17
In a novel way of protest, more than 100 teachers working as contract teachers with the Chandigarh education department cleaned cars and other vehicles near Tribune Chowk against the delay in regularisation of services.

MC team visits apni mandis
Chandigarh, June 17
A team of Municipal Corporation, comprising MPS Chawla, chairman, enforcement committee, and Resham Chand Jakhu, chairman, Apni Mandis, today visited apni mandi sites in Sectors 15 and 40, to check the irregularities prevailing there.

GRP plans to raise bomb disposal, dog units
Chandigarh, June 17
While efforts to equip the Chandigarh railway station with CCTV have come in a little too late, critics have another reason to cheer. For, the Government Railway Police (GRP) has moved a proposal to provide bomb disposal detection squad and sniffer dogs at railway stations. The initiative will cover the local railway station under the scheme.

Workshop on non-communicable diseases
Chandigarh, June 17
A South East Asia regional workshop on non-communicable diseases (NCDs), their prevention and control was held in Chandigarh.

CM leases site to metal cluster
Chandigarh, June 17
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today agreed to allot a shop-cum-flat in the Industrial Area, Phase I, SAS Nagar, Mohali, on lease to the Mohali Industries’ Association for setting up a common facility centre of Mohali Hi-tech Metal Cluster, first of its kind under the Central micro-small enterprises- Cluster Development Programme.

Residents irked over erratic water supply
Charge authorities of supplying muddy water
Mohali, June 17
Residents of Phase XI staged a dharna outside the Deputy Commissioner’s office here today in protest against the inadequate supply of water in the area. The residents gathered near the Bassi Theatre in Phase II from where they walked to the DC’s office in Phase I carrying placards. They raised slogans against the Punjab government and later sat on dharna.

Residents stage a protest againt inadequate water supply at Phase XI in Mohali on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu
Residents stage a protest againt inadequate water supply at Phase XI in Mohali on Wednesday.

Housing complex inaugurated at PGI
Chandigarh, June 17
With a view to meet the housing needs of the employees of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), UT Administrator S.F. Rodrigues today inaugurated a housing complex with 64 Type-III houses in the PGI residential complex.

Trekking team returns
Chandigarh, June 17
The Trekking Club of the Punjab Mandi Board today returned after visiting Chandertal Lake, base of Baralacha Peer Panchal in the Spiti Valley (HP).

Office-bearers elected
Panchkula, June 17
State drug controller Ram Mohan Sharma, Panchkula, and Asian gold medallist Ram Kishore have been elected as president and general secretary, respectively, of District Masters’ Athletics Association, here.



EDUCATION

Sale of forms for lecturers’ post
Colleges fail to submit money in govt account
Chandigarh, June 17
When it comes to learning from the past experiences, the UT administration is surely not the one opting for it.

Pass Percentage Issue
CBSE to act tough against pvt schools
Plans to introduce foreign languages from next session
Chandigarh, June 17
The CBSE is all set to take stern action against private educational institutions that are violating the norms of considering 33 per cent as pass percentage rather than fixing their own pass percentage. This was discussed at its governing body meeting that was held under the chairmanship of its secretary Vinet Joshi.

Promotion of Hindi, Punjabi teachers
Confusion reigns supreme
Chandigarh, June 17
The proposed promotion of Sanskrit, Hindi and Punjabi teachers to the posts of headmaster by the education department has educed huge confusion in teaching fraternity as the Government Teachers’ Union has raised objection on the claims of their parallel body, the Coordination Committee of Teachers.

Student bodies set up help desks
Chandigarh, June 17
With the commencement of academic session 2009-10, Panjab University’s students’ parties have geared up not only to help out the applicants with providing information about the university and courses available but also to encourage them to cast their vote in the forthcoming students’ elections.
Students seek help at a party’s desk at the PU in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: S Chandan
Students seek help at a party’s desk at the PU in Chandigarh.


 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

MC commissioner pulled up for passing hotels maps
Patiala, June 17
Taking cognisance of the municipal corporation’s inability to take action against a few hoteliers who have not constructed the mandatory parking lots on their premises, vigilance authorities have pulled up the local municipal commissioner.

NCC cadets from different parts of Punjab participate in ‘Road Safety and Environment Awareness Rally’ in Patiala on Wednesday.
NCC cadets from different parts of Punjab participate in ‘Road Safety and Environment Awareness Rally’ in Patiala on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

HUDA plot holders in troubled waters
Ambala, June 17
The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) that was set up to develop better residential colonies with all basic amenities like roads, sewerage, parks, potable water and electricity, it seems, has limited itself to earning profit.

Murder: Police still groping in dark
Dera Bassi, June 17
The police is still clueless in a case in which the body of a 24-year-old driver of Rad village, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, was dumped near Bhankarpur village on the Ambala-Chandigarh National Highway in Dera Bassi on Tuesday.

Swine flu: Admn, health dept set up control room
Facilitate early detection, provide information
Patiala, June 17
If one wants to avoid contraction of dreaded swine flu, one should not shake hands with any foreign-returned person and persons coming from abroad should be accommodated in separate places.

Undertrial gives police the slip
Ambala, June 17
One of the undertrials of the Ambala Central Jail escaped from the police custody today when he was brought to the civil hospital for a treatment.

Awareness campaign launched
Bassi Pathana, June 17
The District AIDS Control Society in collaboration with local Mehar Baba Charitable Trust launched an awareness campaign against dreaded diseases like AIDS, breast cancer, anaemic, sugar and blood pressure by organising a function-cum-medical camp here yesterday.

Badal flays racial attacks in Oz
Kurali, June 17
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today condemned racist attacks on Indians in Australia. The state government is constantly in touch with the Central government over this issue, he added.

Kalka residents flay Chander Mohan
Kalka, June 17
Local MLA and former Deputy Chief Minister of Haryana Chander Mohan is a fickle-minded person, according to many residents here.

Residents sore over poor sewerage facility
Rajpura, June 17
A large number of residents of ward number 17 locality of Rajpura are sore over inadequate sewerage facilities.

Four killed in road mishaps
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 17
Four persons were killed in three different road accidents here today, while three persons got seriously injured.

Tips to prevent malaria given
Bassi Pathana, June 17
An anti-malaria camp cum seminar was organised at Primary Health Centre, Dhundha, by the health department.

Cops organise ‘chabeel’
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 17
A large number of police officials yesterday organised a chabeel for commuters in front of the administrative complex to observe Guru Arjun Dev’s martyrdom day.



COURTS

Criminal Cases
Giving details of earlier petitions not must: HC
Chandigarh, June 17
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has made it clear that a party in a criminal case can file multiple applications at different stages of trial for varied relief, not necessarily mentioning the details of the previous pleas.

Dowry Death
Accused sent to police custody
Chandigarh, June 17
A local court has sent three members of a family to one-day police remand on the charges of dowry death.



CRIME


Firing at Zirakpur, one injured
Zirakpur, June 17
A 19-year-old youth, identified as Sunil, was injured when one of his friends fire at him over a petty issue while they were playing a video game late this evening in a shop at the Welcome Shopping Complex, Baltana, Zirakpur.

Zirakpur police visit the spot after a firing incident at Welcome Shopping Complex, Baltana, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: S Chandan
Zirakpur police visit the spot after a firing incident at Welcome Shopping Complex, Baltana, on Wednesday.


SPORTS


Ravi Inder Singh’s ton goes in vain
Chandigarh, June 17
Despite Ravi Inder Singh’s knock of 112 runs, Patiala failed to gain lead against Chandigarh on the third day of the Katoch Shield Cricket tournament here today at the Sector 16 Cricket stadium. Patiala started their innings from overnight 13 for no loss and went on to score 84 for the first wicket before opener Kunwar Raina was caught by Gurkirat Walia of the bowling of off-spinner Sumit Dhiman for 26.
 A match in progress during the Katoch Shield cricket tournament held at Sector 16 cricket stadium, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.
A match in progress during the Katoch Shield cricket tournament held at Sector 16 cricket stadium, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph


Saini surges ahead in junior golf
Panchkula, June 17
Kapurthala's Ashbeer Singh Saini fired the only under par card (71) today to take a four-stroke lead over his nearest rival, Chikkarangappa, at the midway stage of the Lalit Suri Northern India Junior Golf Championship on the par-72 greens of the Panchkula Golf Club here today. The 15-year-old Kapurthala lad had an even par 144 score after the second round.


Ashbeer Singh Saini drives on the Panchkula Golf Club greens as he takes a big lead in the Northern India Junior Golf Championship in Panchkula on Wednesday. Tribune photo: S Chandan
Ashbeer Singh Saini drives on the Panchkula Golf Club greens as he takes a big lead in the Northern India Junior Golf Championship in Panchkula on Wednesday.

Coaching camp for academy players
Chandigarh, June 17
The Chandigarh sports department will conduct high altitude summer coaching camp for 42 players of Chandigarh Football and Hockey Academy at Shilaroo in Himachal Pradesh from June 20.

 



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