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I-T dept employee brutally murdered
Another injured in daring assault
Mohali, June 19
A 32-year-old contractual employee with the income tax department, Varinder Saini, alias Goldy, was brutally murdered with sharp-edged weapons in a busy street of Shahi Majra village, Mohali, late this evening.

Collection agent murder case cracked
Mohali: The police has tracked down the assailants behind the murder of Kumbhra-based collection agent Ashwani, who had gone missing on May 28. The body of the collection agent, who worked for a Chandigarh-based firm, was found near Ropar on Wednesday. Sources in the police said on the basis of the statements of victim’s family members, the police started a surveillance to trace the mobile handset of Ashwani.


UT education dept under scanner again
Chandigarh, June 19
“Once bitten twice shy” seems to have become the latest mantra of the UT education department. At the receiving end of the allegations of favouritism in the ongoing teachers’ recruitment scam, the department seems to have come up with a weird idea of keeping every development under wraps, obviously to escape media scrutiny.

Property buyers hope to benefit from govt decision
Reduction in external development charges, licence fee for
Mohali, June 19
The decision of the Punjab Government to reduce the external development charges (EDCs) and licence fee for the promoters and colonisers of the housing projects in Chandigarh’s periphery has fired the imagination of thousands of investors and end-users.

Microchip in your dog to settle ownership dispute
Panchkula, June 19
Pet lovers in the region now have reasons to cheer. The Pet Animal Medical Centre-cum-Teaching Hospital, Sector 3, set up by Haryana Animal Husbandry and Dairying Department, is all set to start micro-chipping of pet dogs at a cost of mere Rs 250.


Death, illness of person
‘Resumption of plots due to non-construction unjustified’
Chandigarh, June 19
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has made it clear that the resumption of plots due to non-construction would be unjustified in “hard cases where the constructions might not have become possible, such as death of a person or illness”.

Father's Day
Deserted fathers speak for kids’ rights
Spend time with those at Mother Teresa Home
Chandigarh, June 19
Child Rights Initiative for Share Parenting (CRISP) in association with the Save Indian Family Foundation (SIFF), whose members happens to be deserted fathers and elderly citizens got together and shared their love and affection with the mentally challenged children at Mother Teresa Home, Sector 23, on the occasion of Father's Day, here, today.

3 short plays staged
Chandigarh, June 19
Whenever performing on a stage, the slum child prodigies never believe themselves to be the sons of a lesser God. This became amply perceptible, as 30 slum child artistes trained by noted director Zulfiqar Khan of the Theatre Age Group presented three short plays under the aegis of North Zone Cultural Centre (NZCC) at the Kalagram open air theatre here yesterday.

DC donates Rs 1 lakh for special kids
Patiala, June 19
The Rainbow Society of Patiala organised a programme for special children under the chairmanship of Nancy Ghuman, society president, to polish the hidden talent of the special children at the Indoor Hall of Thapar College, in which about 70 special children participated.

Cong celebrates Rahul’s birthday
Chandigarh, June 19
Enthusiasm marked the birthday celebrations of AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi here today. At a function organised at Sector 22 here today, Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and Water Resources Pawan Bansal lauded the services of Nehru-Gandhi family to the nation.

Collection agent murder case cracked
Mohali, June 19
The police has tracked down the assailants behind the murder of Kumbhra-based collection agent Ashwani, who had gone missing on May 28.

Encroachments to be removed from shamlat
Shokeepers have encroached upon portion of a road in Baltana, ZirakpurZirakpur, June 19
Taking a serious note of encroachments and violation of building bylaws in and around Zirakpur, the municipal council today directed its enforcement wing to remove all encroachments from shamlat and initiate strict action against violators.

Shokeepers have encroached upon portion of a road in Baltana, Zirakpur. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Man kills himself after hurting another with axe
Panchkula, June 19
After being booked by the police for critically injuring another person with an axe last evening, a resident of Raipur Rani committed suicide in the wee hours here today.

Protest by GMADA applicants
Mohali, June 19
Members of the Plot Allotment Sangarsh Committee, Sectors 76 and 80, held a rally today against the failure of the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) to hold a draw of lots for the remaining plots allotted over six years ago.

Illegal Construction
Notice to erring landlords in MDC
Panchkula, June 19
Concerned over the ongoing illegal construction in the Mansa Devi Complex (MDC) area, officials of the municipal corporation today halted the work besides issuing notices to erring house owners.

Residents demand shifting of dumping ground
Panchkula, June 19
Residents of Sector 25 yesterday demanded the shifting of dumping site from Sector 23 to some other area.

Brick prices register 20 pc rise in region
Chandigarh, June 19
The indefinite strike by brick-kiln owners in Punjab and Haryana since June 15 has led to a hike in the rates of bricks, exposing consumers to exploitation. The rates of the bricks in the city and neighbouring Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh have shot up from Rs 2,900-3,000 per thousand to about Rs 3,500-3,600 per thousand. The consumers have either postponed their construction plans or are being forced to increase their budgets due to the “unwarranted” escalation in the cost of bricks.


Class XI Admissions
Students opt for maximum streams
Chandigarh, June 19
The golden rule being adopted by hundreds of students to prepare their stream preference list for Class XI admissions is “enlist in maximum number of schools and opt for a wide variety of streams”. This might, however, spoil admission prospects of many.

Help desks result in brawls among student parties
Chandigarh, June 19
Ideally installed to address queries of students at the time of admission, the help desks set up by the student organisations at Panjab University have often resulted in ugly brawls among rival student parties in the past.

NRI seats have few takers
Chandigarh, June 19
Figure this out: only four applicants turned up yesterday for the 17 seats reserved under the NRI quota at the counselling session at Panjab University’s prestigious University Business School (UBS). In 2008 for the same number of seats, two NRI candidates came while last year there was only one applicant!

Career counselling session for students
Patiala, June 19
Government Mohindra College, Patiala, organised a career counselling session in collaboration with Punjabi University, Patiala, in the college campus here today.


Ambala Cantt Rly Station
Tickets being sold on the black market
Ambala, June 19
Some black marketeers have been selling tickets at a premium near the ticket counter at the Ambala Cantonment railway station.

Kalka-Pinjore level crossing on NH-22
Underpass can help ease traffic snarl-ups
Kalka, June 19
The Kalka-Pinjore level crossing on the National Highway-22, which witnesses thousands of vehicles every day, is in dire need of an underpass.


Litigants in soup for giving false proof
Chandigarh, June 19
Placing false evidence before the court in a civil case has landed litigants in a soup.

Student’s Killing
Two-day police remand for Manu
Chandigarh, June 19
A local court today remanded Manu Sharma, arrested for killing a Hotel Management Catering and Nutrition, Sector 42, student, in police custody for two days. Navdeep, who was also arrested yesterday, has been remanded in judicial custody.


6-kg ganja seized, woman arrested
Chandigarh, June 15
A woman identified as Asha, a resident of Sector 56, was arrested after 6-kg ganja was recovered from her possession. According to the police, she was arrested from a road separating Sector 55 and Sector 56. A case under Section 20 of the NDPS Act has been registered at Sector 39 police station.

Mango orchard contractor assaulted, robbed
Panchkula, June 19
A contractor of a mango orchard was beaten up and robbed by over 20 persons at the orchard near the Industrial Area, Phase I, here late last night.

Man held for assault on wife
Bassi Pathana, June 19
The local police arrested Darshan Singh, a resident of Nogawan village, for allegedly injuring his wife with a sharp-edged weapon here today. His wife, Parsin Kaur, has been admitted to the local civil hospital with multiple injuries.


BBMB clinch kabaddi title
A kabaddi match in progress at the Sports Complex, Sector 42, in Chandigarh Chandigarh, June 19
The Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) drubbed Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (SJVNL) by 36-8 to take the champions trophy in the final of the PSCB Inter-CPSU Kabaddi Tournament, 2010, which concluded at the Sports Complex, Sector 42, here today.

A kabaddi match in progress at the Sports Complex, Sector 42, in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

SSCA to face DPACA in final
Chandigarh, June 19
The Stepping Stones Cricket Academy (SSCA) and DP Azad Cricket Academy (DPACA) have reached the final of the Stepping Stones Cricket Trophy here today.

BECC lift cricket trophy
Patiala, June 19
The Black Elephant Cricket Club (BECC), Patiala, clinched the CSF Under-15 Cricket Tournament by defeating Amritsar Games Association (AGA) by 10 wickets in the final that concluded at the BECC ground here today.

Golf camp for kids
Chandigarh, June 19
The Chandigarh Golf Club Academy has opened its doors to kids in the age group of 8-16 years for a five-day EGTF junior golf camp to be held here from June 21 to 25.


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