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Kidnap drama over in two hours
Mohan Lal, who was kidnapped, at the police station in Panchkula on Wednesday Shopkeeper freed, five held
Panchkula, June 16
The local police rescued a shopkeeper at the Sector 4 market of the Mansa Devi Complex within two hours of his kidnapping and arrested five accused, including a financier, here today.

Mohan Lal, who was kidnapped, at the police station in Panchkula on Wednesday. Tribune photos: Vinay Malik

Body found in canal
Ashwini KumarVictim was missing since May 28
Ropar, June 16
The body of a 28-year-old recovery manager with a Chandigarh-based finance company was recovered from the Bhakra canal, near Grewal village.

Ashwini Kumar

PU finds it tough to get hold of evaluators
Teachers stay away
Chandigarh, June 16
Lack of a policy enforcing mechanism on compulsory evaluation of answer sheets by teachers may well turn out to be a nightmare for the Panjab University administration.


Passing the ‘Buck’

The black buck, which was trapped near Panipat, being transported to the People for Animals office in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
The black buck, which was trapped near Panipat, being transported to the People for Animals office in Chandigarh on Wednesday. It will be shifted to Deer Park at Chhatbir Zoo after treatment. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Family booked for defrauding bank
Chandigarh, June 16
The police booked a Panchkula-based businessman, his wife and his son yesterday on charges of duping the IDBI Bank at Sector 8 of Rs 5.47 crore. The police said the accused had offered to mortgage their property (two houses) as security, which was already mortgaged to the Union Bank of India, from where the businessman had been availing himself of a loan.

IT park land deals
MHA team in city for probe
Chandigarh, June 16
The ministry of home affairs (MHA) team investigating “discrepancies” highlighted in the special audit on allotment of land to certain infotech majors at the IT park arrived in the city today. Former IAS officer DR Bhalla is likely to scrunitise and question former and current bureaucrats of UT administration in connection with the alleged irregularities in the land allotment.

Move over cricket, soccer rocks now!
Soccer enthusiasts kicking the ball on the Government Model Senior Secondary School playground in Sector 44, ChandigarhChandigarh, June 16
Step aside Sachin, Dhoni, Dravid and Sehwag, make way for Ronaldo, Messi, Kaka and Rooney. With the FIFA soccer fever reaching a crescendo, the city’s sporting scene appears to have undergone a sea change. Local ‘Jabulanis’ (the official World Cup 2010 football) have swept over playgrounds, open spaces and streets pushing cricket to the sidelines. Soccer enthusiasts can be seen rolling the ball morning and evening.

Soccer enthusiasts kicking the ball on the Government Model Senior Secondary School playground in Sector 44, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu



A langar being served on the occasion of the martydom of Guru Arjan Dev at a gurdwara in Sector 34, Chandigarh,
A langar being served on the occasion of the martydom of Guru Arjan Dev at a gurdwara in Sector 34, Chandigarh, 
on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

75 trees face axe in Sector 8
Chandigarh, June 16
At least 75 trees in the city are in line for elimination to make way for the road-widening process. While the felling of 15 trees was under way in Sector 8, another 60 trees would face the axe in the coming days.

7 of family hurt in accident
Chandigarh, June 16
Seven members of a family were injured after a mini-truck rammed into their vehicle at the transport lights point here this morning.

Contractual hospital staff strike work
Chandigarh, June 16
Hundreds of contractual workers at Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH) observed strike today against the delay in the disbursal of salaries.

 Babla seeks FIRs against Rodrigues, UT officials
Chandigarh, June 16
Out on bail, the irrepressible senior Congress leader and municipal corporation councilor, Devinder Singh Babla, has fired another salvo at former Punjab governor & UT administrator SF Rodrigues.

Residents sensitised against vector-borne diseases
Chandigarh, June 16
In order to curb the spread of vector-borne diseases, an anti-malaria camp was organised at the Mauli Jagran Colony here today. District family officer Dr Rajiv Vadhera inaugurated the camp.

‘Garbage plant controversy to end soon’
Chandigarh, June 16
The JP Associates, which has set up the garbage processing plant at Dadu Majra, is hopeful that soon the controversy over the plant will be sought out.

Booth Allotment Case
Inquiry may nail high-ups
Chandigarh, June 16
The ongoing inquiry into the alleged irregularities in recent booth allotment to vendors across the city, trouble seems to loom large. While the enquiry, which is being handled by the Additional Deputy Commissioner PS Shergill is nearing completion, sources claim the submission of inquiry report to the Deputy Commissioner may take one week.

Cong may have new chief in city
Chandigarh, June 16
With incumbent president of the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee (CTCC) BB Bahl completing three terms, the local unit of the Congress may get a new face as the president.

Complaint dismissed after a few hearings
Forum didn’t have jurisdiction
Chandigarh, June 16
A case was recently disposed of by the consumer disputes redressal forum after a few hearings on the plea that it was beyond the jurisdiction of the forum to take up cases seeking compensation of Rs 1 crore. The complainant had filed the case in Hindi and wanted to argue the case in Hindi.

3 names forwarded for SSP’s post
Chandigarh, June 16
The Punjab Goverment has forwarded the names of three officers, including RK Jaiswal, Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh and Naunihal Singh, for the post of the local Senior Superintendent of Police.

Mumbai resident found dead in hotel
Chandigarh, June 16
Sudhir Dutta Ray, a Mumbai resident, was found dead under mysterious circumstanc at a room of Hotel Solitaire near Housing Board Light Point here this morning.

Scooterist injured in accident
Zirakpur, June 16
Surinder Pal Singh, a resident of Shatabhgarh village, was seriously injured in a road accident that took place near Chhat village on the Zirakpur-Patiala highway here this afternoon.

Boy hurt in mishap
Mohali, June 16
A 15-year-old boy of Badmajra colony was injured after he was hit by a bus near Dara Studio here today.

Manch alleges bias against Shivalik area
Panchkula, June 16
Shivalik Vikas Manch (SVM) has demanded setting up of a commission to inquire into the step-motherly treatment given by the state government to three districts under Shivalik area.

Traffic jam on NH-73, commuters face music
Panchkula, June 16
Commuters on the Panchkula-Barwala road had to face an hour-long traffic jam at the Sector 21 Ghaggar Bridge, here, today.


Land Grab Case
Six booked, two held
Dera Bassi, June 16
The Dera Bassi police has booked 6 persons under the charges of land grabbing and arrested two accused out of the six, including a lawyer and his clerk.

22-year-old killed in mishap
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 16
A 22- year-old Meerut resident was killed and a Khanna resident was hurt when a speeding truck hit their motorcycle on the GT Road in Mandi Gobindgarh today.

Power cuts, labour shortage hit industry
Dera Bassi, June 16
The shortage of power and labour has been adversely affecting the industrial production in this area. This was claimed by some industrialists here.

Eye-checking machines stolen
Dera Bassi, June 16
The Dera Bassi police has registered a case against unidentified persons regarding the theft of eye -checking machines from the Sukhmani Multi specialty Hospital, Dera Bassi.

70-year old beaten to death over land dispute
Hawara (Khamano), June 16
A 70-year-old man was beaten to death by his brother and nephews over a land dispute at the village last evening.


Man caught stealing cable wires
Chandigarh, June 16
A Sector 45 resident was injured after he jumped form the first floor of a house when he was allegedly caught stealing cable wires.

Labourer commits suicide
Chandigarh, June 16
A 45-year-old labourer committed suicide by hanging himself at Darua village here this morning.

One more arrest in robbery case
Panchkula, June 16
The local police has arrested one more person in connection with the case of burglary on November 21. The thieves decamped with a laptop and LCDs worth Rs 30 lakh from a showroom in Sector 9 here.

Thieves back in action
Panchkula, June 16
Keeping the police on its toes, burglars once again are back in action here looting cash and gold jewellery worth Rs 2 lakh from a house in Sector 11.

Body found under mysterious circumstances
Panchkula, June 16
The body of a 38-year-old resident of Sector 26 was found under mysterious circumstances from a 300-feet gorge near Madna village in Morni block here today.


Mohali to have hockey stadium
Mohali, June 16
After lying vacant for years, the prime land in the Sports Complex opposite the PCA stadium would now be used to construct an international level hockey stadium with synthetic turf.

Fitness camp underway at PCA Stadium
Punjab Ranji players work on their fitness during a camp at the PCA Stadium in MohaliMohali, June 16
After PCA’s secretary MP Pandove Aired serious concerns on the fitness of Punjab’s senior players by , an off-season fitness camp for Ranji players has got underway at PCA stadium Mohali.
The emphasis is on fitness, endurance and building up of stamina of the cricketers, said Adrian Dias, chief strengthening and conditioning coach, who is also a fitness coach in the IPL’s Punjab outfit Kings XI. He has been called by the association for the purpose.

Punjab Ranji players work on their fitness during a camp at the PCA Stadium in Mohali. 
Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu.

Football Meet
City to tackle Manipur
Chandigarh, June16
Chandigarh team will face Manipur in their first quarterfinal match of the 47th Junior National U-19 Football Championship for Dr BC Roy Trophy to be held in Kolkata on June 18.

227 take part in trials
Patiala, June 16
As many as 227 players took part in the Sports Department, Punjab, wing trails that were conducted at Polo Ground, Patiala, today.

Commonwealth Games
Venue changed for Queen Baton Relay
Chandigarh, June 16
The Chandigarh administration has changed the venue of function to welcome the Queen Baton Relay (QBR) of Commonwealth Games-2010 in the city next month.

Shivam spins Hansraj academy’s win
Panchkula, June 16
Skipper Shivam Arora led his team Hansraj Cricket Academy, from the front (4 for 26 and 27 off 25) to beat the Chandigarh Baptist Cricket team by one wicket in the inaugural match of the First Inter Academy (under-13) League Cricket Championship at the ground of Hansraj Cricket Academy, Sector 6, here, today.

Trials for sports wings
Chandigarh, June 16
The Punjab sports department will conduct trials for sports wing seats in colleges affiliated to Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjabi University, Patiala, and Panjab University, Chandigarh, on June 16 and 17.

CSF U-15 Cup
Black Elephant emerge victorious
Patiala, June 16
A fine batting by Harmik Singh 53 and fine bowling by Atul Singla four for 21 and 28 runs helped Black Elephant Cricket Club to defeat Buddha Dal Public School by 57 runs in the opening match of the CSF U-15 Cup played at MES ground No. 1 today.


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