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Assault on Councillor’s Son
SAD ex-MLA’s son nabbed
Hunt on for Scorpio owner, others; BMW still untraceable
Chandigarh, June 30
Amandeep Singh and Prabhjot Singh Zira (sporting a turban) in Chandigarh police custody The police today arrested two youngsters, including a son of a former SAD MLA Inderjit Singh Zira, in connection with the assault on two sons of nominated councillor MPS Chawla in Sector 9, here, last night.

Amandeep Singh and Prabhjot Singh Zira (sporting a turban) in Chandigarh police custody on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Jolt to sub-panel on garbage plant
Ex-Mayor deserts it, raises doubts over report’s credibility 
Chandigarh, June 30
In a setback to the credibility of the sub-committee report on the garbage processing plant at Dadumajra, former Mayor and senior most member of the Congress Subhash Chawla has dissociated himself from it on the grounds that it is “factually incorrect and has deviated from its scope”.

Theft accused leaps to death in district courts
Chandigarh, June 30
Scared of police torture, Raja, an accused in a theft case, jumped to death from the fourth floor of the district courts in Sector 17, here this afternoon. His nephew, Sunny, also a co-accused, tried to jump from the height, but was caught by the policemen. Raja, who was badly wounded, was rushed to the PGI in a critical condition. 





EARLIER STORIES

End of road for highway robbers 
Kingpin, 3 others, including son of a UT cop, arrested 
Highway robbers being taken out from Govt Hospital, Sector 16, Chandigarh, after medical examinationChandigarh, June 30
A day after the highway robbers looted over Rs 4 lakh from a shop in Ludhiana, the Chandigarh Police today arrested the kingpin of the gang, Jaipal Singh, and three of his accomplices, including son of a Chandigarh Police inspector.

Highway robbers being taken out from Govt Hospital, Sector 16, Chandigarh, after medical examination. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari


COMMUNITY

Rights panel fights for abolition of death penalty
Members of the Lawyers for Human Rights’ International speak at a press conference in Chandigarh Chandigarh, June 30
While more than two-third of the world’s countries have abolished giving death penalty to convicts, Lawyers for Human Rights’ International in coalition with an international body are fighting against death penalty in the city.







Members of the Lawyers for Human Rights’ International speak at a press conference in Chandigarh on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Blissful showers! Following the scorching heat, the city experienced the onset of monsoon on Monday night June gets least rainfall in 10 yrs
Chandigarh, June 30
Even though last night’s downpour lashed the city just at the right time when the residents had been struggling with sweltering heat, the city has recorded the lowest rainfall in the month of June in a decade.


Blissful showers! Following the scorching heat, the city experienced the onset of monsoon on Monday night.Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

No end to power, water woes
Southern sectors worst affected
Chandigarh, June 30
There seems to be no end to power and water woes of the city residents. Even as the residents got some respite from the sweltering heat following rain, some areas of the city were without power and water for hours.

Councillors walk out over Mayor’s helplessness
Chandigarh, June 30
Councillors create uproar in the MC House meeting The Mayor’s authority came under question in today’s House meeting of the Municipal Corporation and the issue was enough for the councillors to walk out in the middle of the session. Consequently, the scheduled agenda for this special 142nd meeting could not be deliberated upon. Later, during a councillors’ meeting, it was unanimously decided to refer the matter to the Home Secretary-cum- Secretary, Local Government, Ram Niwas.

Councillors create uproar in the MC House meeting on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

17 latecomers caught at RLA office
Chandigarh, June 30
UT SP (vigilance) Rajinder Singh Ghuman today conducted a surprise check at the Registration and Licensing Authority (RLA) office and caught 17 latecomers.

2 more suspected swine flu cases in city,1 tests negative
Chandigarh, June 30
Two fresh cases of suspected swine flu were reported at the hospitals here late last night. However, one of them was discharged today from GMSH-16 after his samples were found negative.

Spread of cholera, malaria
Panel fails to submit report

Mohali, June 30
The committee set up by Deputy Commissioner Prabhjot Singh Mand to look into the reasons, which led to the spread of cholera and malaria in Mohali village, has failed to submit its report today even when June 30 was fixed as the deadline in this regard.
Students of Kendriya Vidyalaya’s attended the school for half day on Tuesday, the KV schools will now re-open on Monday following the UT administration’s orders
Students of Kendriya Vidyalaya’s attended the school for half day on Tuesday, the KV schools will now re-open on Monday following the UT administration’s orders. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tiwari 

Revenue sharing new mantra
Chandigarh, June 30
Revenue sharing is the new mantra of doing business in the heart of the city-- Sector 17. The ongoing global meltdown has forced the big brands to say adieu to the franchisee and minimum guarantee agreements with the landlords and shopkeepers and opt for revenue sharing in the trying times of recession.

Mohali beautification plan hits roadblock 
Mohali, June 30
An ambitious plan of the Punjab Infrastructure Development Board (PIDB) to beautify and widen city roads has hit the roadblock, with questions being raised by GMADA about the practicality of the proposals.

Shifting of Slums
Residents of Sec 50, 51 hold protest march

Chandigarh, June 30
Residents of Sectors 50 and 51 held a protest march to oppose the proposed shifting of slums from different areas of Chandigarh behind Colony No 5 by the Chandigarh Administration.

City architect designs first green hospital
Surinder SawhneyChandigarh, June 30
The country’s first green hospital — All-India Institute of Medical Sciences at Rishikesh — will have a Chandigarh tag to it as it is being designed by Surinder Sawhney, a city architect. Son of former Punjab Director-General of Police CK Sawhney, Surinder has been chosen through an open international design competition.

Surinder Sawhney

Aasra for attendants at GMCH-32 
Chandigarh, June 30
Punjab Governor and UT Administrator S.F. Rodrigues today inaugurated the Aasra project, a facility created by the Rotary Club Chandigarh Midtown for attendants of patients at Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, here this evening.

Training in Hindi
SBoP hosts committee meeting

Chandigarh, June 30
The State Bank of Patiala (SBoP) has hosted a meeting of Coordination Committee on Training in Hindi.

A few security agencies appear for registration 
Chandigarh, June 30
With the deadline for security agencies to register themselves with the UT administration expiring today, the DC office has finally decided to crack the whip against the erring agencies.

Chief Info Commissioner to meet RTI Users Association 
Chandigarh, June 30
Chief Information Commissioner, Punjab, Ramesh Inder Singh has invited the RTI Users Association for a meeting on July 2 in response to a letter and mail sent by HC Arora, convener of RTI Users Association to him.

EDUCATION

Sports Quota Seats
Admission to class XI tomorrow

Chandigarh, June 30
As per the instructions of the administration, the admission to sports quota seats to class XI in the UT government schools are scheduled to be held  on July 2.

A contractual teacher recites a ‘paath’ while other teachers sit on a hunger strike demanding regularisation of their services in Chandigarh
A contractual teacher recites a ‘paath’ while other teachers sit on a hunger strike demanding regularisation of their services in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

PU, London varsity tie-up soon
Chandigarh, June 30
If all goes well, Panjab University might soon have some of its departments collaborating with counterparts from Oxford Brookes University, London. Speaking about the prospective collaboration PU Vice-Chancellor RC Sobti said:“I went there as part of the UGC programme and the visit was quite fruitful. 

786 teachers update skills in training
Chandigarh, June 30
In an effort to update skills of in-service teachers, training courses were organised during summer vacations for 186 teachers of AIE centres and 600 teachers of regular schools under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Chandigarh.

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Hazardous chemical units identified in Patiala 
Patiala, June 30
In a plan aimed at containing possibility of any chemical emergency, 12 industrial and chemical units, including the Nabha-based LPG bottling plant of the Indian Oil Corporation, have been identified as major accidental hazard (MAH) units.

SBoP employees demand fringe benefits
Patiala, June 30
Members of the All-India State Bank of Patiala Employees Federation protest in front of the SBoP headquarters at The Mall in Patiala On a call given by the All India State Bank of Patiala Employees Federation, about 2,000 employees of the State Bank of Patiala from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh staged a dharna in front of the State Bank of Patiala head office at The Mall, here today.

Members of the All-India State Bank of Patiala Employees Federation protest in front of the SBoP headquarters at The Mall in Patiala on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Paddy sowing in full swing at Fatehgarh Sahib Paddy sowing picks up after rain 
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 30
Paddy sowing has picked up in the district and its adjoining areas after the rain on Tuesday afternoon and later in evening.



Paddy sowing in full swing at Fatehgarh Sahib. A Tribune photograph

1 held with intoxicants
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 30
The police arrested one person with 600 tablets meant to be used as intoxicants by drug addicts here yesterday. The accused has been identified as Parkash Singh, a resident of Bibipur village.

Labourer dies of snakebite
Dera Bassi, June 30
One person died and another injured due to snakebites in Dera Bassi today.

Two electrocuted in Dera Bassi, Ambala
Dera Bassi, June 30
Seven-year-old Vishal died after being electrocuted while he was playing on the terrace of his residence at Suniara Mohalla, here this afternoon.

Three killed in accident
Ambala, June 30
Three persons were killed in a road accident on the Ambala-Naraingarh road near Kalrehri village close to Ambala City last evening. The deceased were identified as Baljeet Singh (45), his brother Sahib Singh (48) and Devender Singh (32).

Five booked for murder
Kalka, June 30
The police has registered a case against Kamal, Baljeet, Jile Singh, all residents of Hisar, Satpal of Jind and Raj Singh of Julana for murder.

IT block project hangs fire
Kalka, June 30
The project of setting up of an Information Technology (IT) block at Government Postgraduate (PG) College, Kalka, is hanging fire since one year.

CRIME

Rickshaw overturns, man dies
Chandigarh, June 30
An unidentified man in his mid-thirties was killed after his rickshaw, loaded with iron pipes, overturned while he was crossing an underpass of the elevated railway track near Faidan village late last night.

Policemen try to pacify the girls who created a scene at Sector 22 in Chandigarh Drunken girls create ruckus
Chandigarh, June 30
Three girls, reportedly in an inebriated condition, created a scene at Sector 22 in the wee hours of today.






Policemen try to pacify the girls who created a scene at Sector 22 in Chandigarh on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph


SPORTS

A hockey match between the boys team of the Chandigarh Hockey Academy and Imperial College, UK, at Sector 42 stadium, Chandigarh City teams humble UK players
Chandigarh, June 30
Both boys and girls’ teams of the Chandigarh Hockey Academy dominated on the inaugural day of the friendly matches held at Sector 42 hockey turf here today.



A hockey match between the boys team of the Chandigarh Hockey Academy and Imperial College, UK, at Sector 42 stadium, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

TT meet from July 10
Chandigarh, June 30
Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, is set to organise the 15th Bhavan Hawk Chandigarh State 1st Ranking Table Tennis Tournament scheduled to be held from July 10 to July 12 at the Table Tennis Hall, Sector 23, here.

Cricket probables announced
Panchkula, June 30
The Panchkula District Cricket Association affiliated to the Haryana Cricket Association today announced its tentative cricket team for Panchkula, which would participate in the Haryana State Cricket Championship, for Pataudi Trophy.

Trials today
Chandigarh, June 30
The trials for Chandigarh team for participation in the 3rd All-India U-19 National Cricket Tournament would be held at the cricket stadium, Sector 16, here, tomorrow at 3 pm.

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