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Accidents claim three lives in tricity
Mohali/Panchkula, July 3
Three persons, including two minor girls, were killed in two separate accidents in Mohali and Panchkula here today.

Drinking in open goes unchecked
Chandigarh, July 3
If youngsters drinking in the open in front of liquor vends is any indication, the police appears to be miles away from its efforts of showing “zero tolerance” to drunken driving and drinking at public places in the city, which leads to rising number of incidents of lawlessness.

Tipplers make a beeline in Kansal.
Tipplers make a beeline in Kansal. Photos clicked by Tribune lensman Pradeep Tewari at night 



EARLIER STORIES

Nari Niketan Case 
Victim was raped in institute also
Chandigarh, July 3
Probe into the Nari Niketan rape case by the police has confirmed that the victim was being raped by main accused, Bhupinder Singh and Jamuna Kumar, for quite sometime and her sexual exploitation continued even at the Government Institute for Mentally Retarded Children (GMIRC), the school where she was attending classes after being shifted to Aashray.

Mohali Master Plan 
GMADA proposes urban estate
Mohali, July 3
After a gap of nine years, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA), erstwhile PUDA, is coming up with an urban estate within Mohali’s master plan area.

Rail Budget: City has nothing to cheer
Chandigarh, July 3
There is nothing to cheer for residents of the city as far as the Railway Budget is concerned. Barring the Dibrugarh Express, which has been converted from a special train to a regular one no major announcement, has been made in the Budget. This train has directly been linked between Chandigarh and Yamuna Nagar.



COMMUNITY

Visually impaired rounded up
Chandigarh, July 3
The Chandigarh Police today rounded up at least 40 members of the National Federation of Blinds (NFB) who were taking out a protest march to the Punjab Assembly, seeking jobs under 1 per cent quota fixed for them.

Rift between Mayor, Commissioner resolved
Chandigarh, July 3
The rift between city Mayor Kamlesh and Commissioner of Municipal Corporation Roshan Sankaria was today resolved, with over 20 councillors visiting the Home Secretary-cum-Secretary Local Bodies Ram Niwas.

Analysis 
Review panel draws councillors’ ire
Chandigarh, July 3
The Mayor-Commissioner impasse may have ended, but resentment is brewing among a section of municipal councillors over the administration’s decision to give Chandermukhi Sharma the centre stage, with his role as the head of the committee to smoothen the functioning of the MC.

Pensioners seek revised scales
Chandigarh, July 3
Pensioners from Punjab staged a rally demanding implementation of the revised pension scales on the basis of the sixth Pay Commission at Sector 17 here today.





Pensioners protest during a rally at Sector 17 in Chandigarh on Friday. A Tribune photograph
Pensioners protest during a rally at Sector 17 in Chandigarh on Friday.

Residents urge to sink 14 tubewells
Mohali, July 3
The Citizens’ Welfare and Development Forum has urged the Director, Local Government, Punjab, to get 14 tubewells sunk in Mohali.

Conveyance Deed 
Plot holders cry foul
Say not being included in special waiver scheme of govt 
Mohali, July 3
A number of plot holders have accused the authorities concerned of harassment in getting the conveyance deed of their properties registered.

Suspension of Patwari
Patwaris protest at tehsil office
Panchkula, July 3
Patwaris in the district resorted to strike, following the Panchkula Deputy Commissioner, Pankaj Yadav, suspended Chandi Mandir patwari Harnek Singh here today.

Villages ignored by MC, alleges councillor
Mohali, July 3
Even when rapid development is carried out in Mohali town, villages falling under municipal limits are left to fend for themselves. This was alleged by a former municipal councillor living in Mohali village.

Hydrotherapy pool for special kids on anvil
Chandigarh, July 3
The Chandigarh Administration has decided to construct a hydrotherapy pool and activity centre for the disabled children. The proposed centre will be set up within the Prayaas complex, Sector 38 B, here, at a cost of Rs. 3 crore.

Foundation day celebrated
Mohali, July 3
On the occasion of its foundation day, the Sukhmani Group of Institutes yesterday rewarded its faculty with cash award, varying between Rs 10,000 and one lakh. At a function organised at Mountview Hotel, Chandigarh, newsletter Achiever was also released. A cash prize of Rs one lakh each was given to Prof Gurpreet Kaur, registrar, and Prof Gurleen Sidhu, HoD, CSE, on completion of their ten years with the institute. Institute chairman Prof Avtar Singh said Sri Sukhmani Group ventured into the field of education 30 years ago. —TNS

BSNL mela tomorrow
Chandigarh, July 3
The Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) will organise a mela at the telephone exchange, Phase IV, Mohali tomorrow. According to a press note, issued by Naresh Sharma, general manager of telecom, the mela would offer customers land phone connections, mobile post and pre-paid connections, 3G mobile connections, data card and WLL connections. Free top-up, ITC, callnow cards of Rs 50- 150 will also be given free of cost with booking of mobile pre-paid, landline connections and broadband connections. —TNS

Speaking Out
Rail Budget satisfactory
Chandigarh, July 3
Reacting to the rail Budget, a section of city residents are happy to know that the fare of tickets has not increased.

EDUCATION

Class XI Admission
Counselling inside, mess outside
Chandigarh, July 3
What seemed to be the most obvious distraction at the Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10, the venue of the Class XI admissions, was the litter outside the school caused by the promotional material of private institutes.



WHO CARES? The littered road outside Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari
WHO CARES? The littered road outside Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10.

Class XI Admissions 
Day 2: More students opt for science stream 
Chandigarh, July 3
More students opted for the science stream on the second day of the centralised admission counselling of Class XI, with 1,519 out of the total 3,218 seats available in all government schools getting filled in the past two days.



Students queue up for Class XI admissions at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector-10. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari
Students queue up for Class XI admissions at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector-10.

PU Notes
Aptitude test for MA-I (music) on July 15
Chandigarh, July 3
Aptitude test for the admission in MA-I music (vocal and instrumental) will be held on July 15, 2009, at 10 am in the department of music, Panjab University. No separate call letters will be sent to the candidates.

Attendance to be marked online in PU
Chandigarh, July 3
In a set of decisions taken at a joint meeting of the department heads of Panjab University and Vice-Chancellor Prof R.C. Sobti held today, the attendance system of students and professors will go online from this session.

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Waterlogging
Action against HUDA official
Ambala, July 3
Taking a strict note of the perennial problem of waterlogging and overflowing of the drainage and sewerage system in Sectors 9 and 10 of HUDA leading to flood-like situation in these sectors, Deputy Commissioner Sameer Pal Srow initiated action against the official concerned.

Aggarwal is dist Rotary chief
Ropar, July 3
Chetan Aggarwal, member of Rotary Club, Ropar, took over as District Governor Rotary International, District 3080.

Theatre workshop ends
Patiala, July 3
Participants of the 24th free theatre workshop of the National Theatre Arts Society (NTAS), Patiala, will be provided a free trip to Shimla soon, announced DS Saroya, director of the North Zone Cultural Centre while speaking on the conclusion of NTAS one-month theatre workshop, held at SDSE Senior Secondary School here.

Residents up in arms against police
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 3
Residents of Bassi Pathana today staged a dharna in front of the Fatehgarh Sahib police station regarding the non-registration of a case against the accused involved in an accident yesterday, in which two persons lost their lives.

Accidents
99 lives lost in six months
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 3
Accidents have taken alarming proportions in Fatehgarh Sahib as 99 persons have lost their lives in 112 accidents in the past six months.

Undertrial booked for injuring himself
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 3
The Sirhind police today booked an undertrial for inflicting injuries upon himself in the police van. As per police officials at the Sirhind police station, an undertrial was brought from Ludhiana Jail on production warrant at Sirhind. 

CRIME

Crime
Two women commit suicide
Chandigarh, July 3
A 28-year-old married woman, Rinku Gata, was found hanging from a ceiling fan at her residence at Pipliwala in Manimajra here last night. The police said the woman had left a suicide note mentioning that she did not wanted to go to her village in Kolkata.

Student held for making obscene MMS
Panchkula, July 3
The police has arrested a student of a local school allegedly for making an obscene movie with a girl and circulating it through the multimedia service (MMS) among his friends.

Man held for duping doc of Rs 44 lakh
Panchkula, July 3
The police has arrested Joginder of Hamirpur allegedly for duping a local doctor of Rs 44.5 lakh, promising to get him admission in postgraduate course here today. The accused had come to Panchkula to negotiate with the victim doctor, following the police raided his house at Hamirpur recently.

Brother booked for Rs 20 lakh fraud
Chandigarh, July 3
A resident of Sector 4, Panchkula, was booked for allegedly withdrawing Rs 20,00,000 from his brother’s joint account when the latter was aboard.

6 chargesheeted in Fun Republic case
Chandigarh, July 3
The CBI has filed a charge sheet against TP Singh, SDO (Building), and five others in the Fun Republic case in the CBI Special Court at local courts today.

SPORTS

MCA Mohali to take on APJ Kharar for title
Chandigarh, July 3
MCA Mohali and APJ Kharar won their respective semi-finals today to face each other in the final of the ongoing Ind-Swift Cricket Tournament being organised by DP Azad Cricket Academy here tomorrow.

Sanjeev leads in chess meet at St Xavier’s
Chandigarh, July 3
Sanjeev Biswas is leading with four points in the 20th Chandigarh Chess Championship, which started yesterday here at St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44.



The 20th Chandigarh Chess Championship in progress at St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan
The 20th Chandigarh Chess Championship in progress at St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44.




 



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