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Contractual teachers held, denied bail
Relatives and children of contractual teachers who were arrested by the police being pushed by cops outside the Sector 17 police station on Friday.Chandigarh, June 19
The contractual teachers who have been protesting for the past four days, demanding the regularisation of their services, probably learnt the worst lesson of their life here today.

Relatives and children of contractual teachers who were arrested by the police being pushed by cops outside the Sector 17 police station on Friday. Tribune photos: Parvesh Chauhan

Bank Safety
Guards at the mercy of security agencies
Mohali, June 19
Bhupinder Singh (name changed) was in the eighth hour of his duty outside an ATM at Mohali and had another four hours to go before he could call it a day, as he was working overtime from the past three days. But he is ready to work for another eight hours as a private security guard.


EARLIER STORIES

Working without licence
Chandigarh, June 19
The recent spurt in bank robberies in tricity has exposed the chinks in the security services hired by financial institutions on one hand and on the other have brought to fore, the fact that most of these agencies are unregistered, putting a question mark on their so called “professionalism” and the “security”.

Nari Niketan Rape Case
Nurse arrested for destruction of evidence
Menstrual records of inmates go missing
Chandigarh, June 19
The police today arrested Maya, a nurse-cum-attendant, for allegedly destroying records pertaining to the menstrual cycles of the inmates, which could have provided vital leads for the investigations. She has also been booked for allegedly abetting and facilitating the rape of the mentally challenged victim.



COMMUNITY

Sec 49-D awaits police post
Chandigarh, June 19
It has been nine months since a proposal for setting up a police post at Sector 49-D was cleared by the UT administration, but the work is yet to begin on it.



A view of the locked Sector 51 and 48 beat boxes. Tribune photos: Parvesh Chauhan
A view of the locked Sector 51 and 48 beat boxes.

Tribune Impact
Colleges directed to submit “processing” fee in govt account
Chandigarh, June 19
Taking cognisance of concerns raised by The Tribune on the fate of “processing” fee collected by colleges this year from the sale of forms for the post of lecturers through its report “Colleges fail to submit money in govt account”, dated June 18, 2009, UT administration has finally directed the colleges to submit the collection in a government account.

IT raids on property dealers
Undisclosed income of Rs 30 cr detected
Chandigarh, June 19
In a late-night swoop, the income tax department unearthed an undisclosed income of Rs 30 crore from five Mohali-based property dealers, who had sold off land to Emaar MGF Company for the construction of the Mohali hill complex.

Missing Property Dealer
Family to meet Haryana CM
Panchkula, June 19
Feeling disappointed with the delay in the tracing of whereabouts of Deepak Rai Saggar, the missing property dealer, his family has decided to meet Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.

For foreigners, beggars turn choosers
‘Learning a few words of French, English and Spanish does the trick for us’
Chandigarh, June 19
“S'il vous plaît donnez-moi un peu d'argent” or “por favor dame un poco de dinero.” This may sound Greek to you but for the “new age beggars” these words are their daily bread as they just mean, “please give me a little money” in French and Spanish, respectively.


Beggars pester a group of foreign tourists in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: S. Chandan
Beggars pester a group of foreign tourists in Chandigarh on Friday.

Fiat auto unveils ‘Grande Punto’ 
Mohali, June 19
Fiat India Automobiles Ltd and Tata Motors Ltd today unveiled its latest offering in the B plus premium hatchback segment, Grande Punto, at Hind Motors in the Industrial Area, Phase II, here. Grande Punto’s sporty and muscular styling is attributed to the car designer of the century, Giorgetto Giugiaro.


A model displays Fiat’s new model ‘Grande Punto’ in Mohali on Friday. A Tribune photograph
A model displays Fiat’s new model ‘Grande Punto’ in Mohali on Friday.

Garbage Dumping
MC, GMADA lock horns
Mohali, June 19
A controversy has once again arisen in connection with the dumping ground as the Mohali municipal council has been asked to stop dumping garbage at the present site and instead use a site owned by the civic body, which is too small to contain the town’s garbage.

STA to introduce single-window system
Chandigarh, June 19
On the lines of the registering and licensing branch, the UT State Transport Authority (STA) is introducing a single-window system at its office in Sector 18.

Models display creations of IIFT, Mohali, at Lakshya-2009, a fashion show held at Hotel Shivalikview, Chandigarh, on Friday.
Models display creations of IIFT, Mohali, at Lakshya-2009, a fashion show held at Hotel Shivalikview, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photos: Parvesh Chauhan 

Development Works
Admn told to ensure people’s participation
Mohali, June 19
The Mohali administration would ensure the participation of people while carrying out all development works in the district.

Room shortage in PU hostels hits students
Chandigarh, June 19
If one goes by pending figures of the last year, around 30 per cent of applicants will have to go without hostel accommodation in Panjab University this year with the fairer sex being the worst hit.

Sarod maestro’s death mourned
Chandigarh, June 19
Music lovers in the city plunged into gloom after having learnt the demise of the sarod wizard Padma Vibhushan Ustad Ali Akbar Khan (88) due to a prolonged kidney ailment.

20 piles patients operated in a day
Chandigarh, June 19
Twenty patients suffering from piles travelled their journey to smiles within a matter of few hours with the help of advanced minimal invasive stapler surgery performed at Cheema Medical Complex, Mohali, here.

Woman with swine flu symptoms in PGI
Chandigarh, June19
Another suspected case of swine flu (H1N1 influenza) was reported today at the PGI. A 22-year-old woman, with symptoms of the flu, was today admitted to the isolation ward of the PGI. She is a resident of Sector 38, and had come back to city from a trip to Singapore on June 14.

Notice to Health Secy
Chandigarh, June 19
A human rights organisation has filed a case against Ram Niwas, Secretary (Health), and head of the department of psychiatry at Government Multi Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, for allegedly harassing one Pardeep Kumar.

Mohali police ups security at banks
Mohali, June 19
Three days after the robbery attempt at the Bank of Maharashtra in Phase XI here, the Mohali police today sprang into action by beefing up security outside the banks in the town.

Entrance test on July 15
Chandigarh, June 19 The admission in Master in Public Health is based on departmental entrance test, to be held on July 15, 2009, at 9 am at Academic Staff College, first floor, RRC Building (adjacent to Boys’ Hostel No.7) on PU campus.

Social networking sites scramble to lure users
A Uniform Resource Locator (URL) specifies where an identified resource is available and the mechanism for retrieving it. In popular language, a URL is also referred to as a web address.

EDUCATION

PU fails to start hi-tech info centre
Chandigarh, June 19
Panjab University’s much-vaunted declaration of setting up a hi-tech information centre, equipped with LCD screen, has come out to be a cropper, much to the disappointment of the applicants.



A view of Panjab University’s would-be hi-tech information centre. Tribune photo: S Chandan
A view of Panjab University’s would-be hi-tech information centre.

Biotech gaining support from students
Chandigarh, June 19
Biotechnology, though in its nascent stage in India, is emerging out as one of the hot favourite courses among students. Being a recent development in the field of science and technology, it is a combination of biology and technology.

Bio-physics dept denies missing of awards
Chandigarh, June 19
Reacting to the reports of around 40 awards of MSc in nuclear medicine department having gone missing, the bio-physics department has claimed that there is nothing to panic or worry.

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Segregation of Load
303 villages reap the benefit
Ambala, June 19
Around 303 villages of the district are receiving uninterrupted power supply after the segregation of domestic and agricultural load of 45 feeders of 11 KV level. The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) has initiated the segregation of load of 19 more feeders and the work is aimed to be completed by June end.

Girls participate in a summer camp, organised by Strawbarry Kids, in Patiala on Friday.
Girls participate in a summer camp, organised by Strawbarry Kids, in Patiala on Friday. A Tribune photograph

32 milk quality samples fail test
Ropar, June 19
A mobile team of the Punjab Dairy Development Board today tested 46 samples of milk in Giani Zail Singh Nagar area of Ropar.

Tragedy averted at Yadavindra Gardens
Kalka, June 19
Tragedy was averted at Yadavindra Gardens, Pinjore, when fire broke out in underground wires near a motel adjoining the gardens yesterday.

SBoP employees protest over merger
Patiala, June 19
On a call given by the All-India State Bank of Patiala Employees Federation and Associate Banks officers Association (ABoA), a unit of the State Bank of Patiala, today held a protest outside the head office of the State Bank of Patiala against the move of merger of the bank with the State Bank of Indore.

Growth in information sector highlighted
Rajpura, June 19
A workshop on information security and networks (ISAN-2009) was inaugurated at Chitkara by Dr MP Ravindra, adviser, education and research, Infosys Technologies Limited.

Girls take out an awareness rally against female foeticide and drug addiction in Patiala on Friday.
Girls take out an awareness rally against female foeticide and drug addiction in Patiala on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Job fest from today, online registration begins
Kharar, June 19
After it’s successful mega job fest in 2008, Rayat Bahra Group of Institutes is now holding “Amalgamate- Mega Job Mania 2009” from tomorrow and will end on June 21.

Procurement
Govt agencies accused of harassment
Bassi Pathana, June 19
Resentment prevails among the commission agents, labourers and farmers against the failure of the officials of state procurement agencies, including Punjab Agro, PUNSUP and Markfed to release their commission and labour on the procurement of wheat and bonus to farmers on paddy.

200 examined at medical camp
Dera Bassi, June 19
A free medical check-up camp was organised by Sri Sukhmani Dental College and Hospital at Dandrala village here today.

Patient’s death in operation theatre
Board gives clean chit to doctors
Ambala, June 19
The board of three doctors of the civil hospital gave a clean chit to Dr MK Gupta and Dr Ashok Goel in Anju Bala death case in its report.

2 Air Force officers killed in mishap
Ambala, June 19
Two officers of the Ambala Air Force station were killed in a road accident on the GT road near Mohra village late last evening.

Farewell at Lakshya institute
Patiala, June 19
Lakshya Group of Institutes celebrated its valedictory function for its outgoing students.

Plea for building open-air theatre
Patiala, June 19
Inder Mohan Singh Bazaz, chairman, Patiala Improvement Trust, has announced that the Baradari Gardens open air theatre will soon be built with the involvement of department of horticulture, which will identify the site and provide them the ground plan and map for early action.

Car driver’s death
Fingerprints fail to help police
Dera Bassi, June 19
The report of fingerprints collected from the car being driven by Kapil Dev (24), whose body was found dumped near Dera Bassi, failed to help the police.

Man, father duped of Rs 2 lakh
Kharar, June 19
Daljit Singh and his father Chhajja Singh, a resident of Raipur Khurd, were allegedly duped in the name of growing his money by nine times.

Singer booked on rape charge
Ropar, June 19
Bhupinder Singh Gill, a singer from Ropar, was booked today on the charges of raping and duping his colleague.

COURTS

Suicide By Scribe
Accused move anticipatory bail plea
Chandigarh, June 19
Nearly 10 days after Naraingarh-based journalist Pankaj Khanna ended his life, allegedly due to recurrent threats from Parliamentary Secretary Ram Kishan Gujjar and his two associates, two accused jointly moved a plea for grant of an anticipatory bail.

CRIME

Woman hangs herself to death
Chandigarh, June 19
A 25-year-old woman reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at her residence in Mani Majra. However, the family of the deceased suspects foul play behind the death.

Victim takes U-turn
Says might have left locker open
Chandigarh, June 18
After raising a hue and cry at the Sector 22 branch of Punjab National Bank here yesterday, Harminder Singh Mankotia’s, whose ornaments worth lakhs were allegedly found missing from his bank locker, said there might be possibility that he had left his locker open last time when he operated it.

Another death on tracks
Chandigarh, June 19
In yet another incident of “death on tracks”, an unidentified body was found on the railway tracks at the Chandigarh railway station late last night.

Theft at finance co, 2 held
Panchkula, June 19
The police has claimed to crack a case of theft in a finance company within a few hours after the matter was reported to the police in the morning here today.

SPORTS

Saini wins 2nd junior golf crown in row
Karandeep completes double in under-10 category
Panchkula, June 19
On a hot and windy day when bogeys were the order of the day, Ashbeer Singh Saini carded an eight over 80 and yet managed to earn his second successive crown on the Lalit Suri Junor Golf Tour.





Winners of Lalit Suri Junior Golf Championship of Northern India after receiving their trophies in Panchkula on Friday. A Tribune photograph
Winners of Lalit Suri Junior Golf Championship of Northern India after receiving their trophies in Panchkula on Friday.

37 Academy rout LIC Academy
Chandigarh, June 19
A quick knock of 120 in 70 balls by Sayyim anchored the won of the 37 Cricket Academy against the LIC Academy by 98 runs in the LIC trophy here today at Saint Soldier International School in Sector 28.

Southern India Golf
City's Cheema tied second
Chandigarh, June 19
Overnight leader Angad Cheema of Chandigarh carded a poor seven over 79 in the last round to finish tied second at eight over 296, one stroke behind Arshdeep Tiwana, who clinched the LG Southern India title in an exciting finish on the par 72 greens of the KGA course in Bangalore today.

 



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