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Doctor convicted of driving wife to suicide
Chandigarh, July 8
Additional district & sessions judge RN Bharti today convicted Dr Deepak Kaura, formerly with Annie Heart & Medical Centre in Sector 15, for creating circumstances that forced his wife, Dr Babita Kaura alias Dolly, to commit suicide on the night of January 18, 2005. Kaura is presently working as chief consultant cardiologist at Oxford Hospital, Sector 19. Soon after the orders were pronounced Kaura was arrested by the police and sent to Burail jail.

Dr Deepak Kaura
Dr Deepak Kaura


Brothers stage suicide drama at police HQ  
Chandigarh, July 8
High drama was witnessed at the Chandigarh police headquarters in Sector 9 here today when two brothers, both residents of Sector 35, feigned a suicide attempt after consuming “poison”.

A policeman tries to overpower Anil Kumar who attempted suicide at the UT police headquarters in Sector 9, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

3 held for duping bank of Rs 1.31 cr
Chandigarh, July 8
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested three Delhi residents, including a clerk with the Sector 35-based Canara Bank, for duping the bank of over Rs 1.31 crore.

A policeman tries to overpower Anil Kumar who attempted suicide at the UT police headquarters in Sector 9, Chandigarh

Man killed as cantilever collapses
Chandigarh, July 8
Darshan Singh, an ex-serviceman (65), was killed while his wife and daughter-in-law were seriously injured after a cantilever on the first floor of their house collapsed at Dadu Majra Colony here this evening.

3 boys drown in rivulet
Rani Majra (Mohali), July 8
Heavy discharge in a seasonal rivulet claimed the lives of three children here late last evening. The victims, Deepak (15), Sanjay (14) and Navneet (11), had gone to take a bath in the rivulet when they slipped in a deep crater that was filled with water.

First e-classroom in govt schools this month
Chandigarh, July 8
All set to revamp the face of government-run schools in the city, the UT education department will launch its first e-classroom later this month. Equipped with integrated communications technology (ICT), it will be started on a pilot basis at Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 20.


Scattered rain in city
Chandigarh, July 8
Light to moderate showers hit some parts of the city this afternoon. As per the meteorological department, a western disturbance over the Western Himalayan region and plains of northwest India led to rain.

People caught in the rain in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

People caught in the rain in Chandigarh

Zirakpur-Parwanoo four-laning
Work to be completed by next year: NHAI
Chandigarh, July 8
The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) today told the Punjab and Haryana High Court that the construction work on the Zirakpur-Parwanoo stretch would be completed by June 30, 2011.

Anti-encroachment drive
MC staff manhandled
Chandigarh, July 8
Officials of the enforcement department of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation were allegedly manhandled at the Sector 22 market during an anti-encroachment drive. After receiving a number of complaints, the MC enforcement department challaned five juice shop owners for encroaching upon the corridors of the market.
Shopkeepers argue with MC officials during an anti-encroachment drive in Chandigarh
Shopkeepers argue with MC officials during an anti-encroachment drive in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Raise status of Mohali MC: Consumers’ body
Mohali, July 8
The local Consumers Protection Federation has demanded that the status of the Mohali Municipal Council be raised to the level of a corporation so that residents of the town could avail the basic facilities which were not properly taken care of at present.

Garbage dumping in residential areas
P’kula residents up in arms against admn
Panchkula, July 8
While the district administration has failed to earmark a suitable site for dumping the garbage of the city, the residents of Sectors 23, 25 and 26 have started confronting with people dumping the garbage in their area.

City has enough banks, says Patil
Chandigarh, July 8
Initiating discussions at a conference of Chief Ministers of north zone states along with CEOs of public sector banks, Punjab Governor and UT Administrator Shivraj V Patil, while giving certain suggestions, said the number of banks in the city was large and sufficient.

Banks transfer Rs 5,200 crore to GMADA accounts
Mohali, July 8
Two days after the closure of the Aerocity scheme, banks have transferred around Rs 5,200 crore to the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) accounts. The funds are largely part of the applications financed by the banks.

Bank employee ends life
Mohali, July 8
A 27-year-old youth allegedly consumed some poisonous substance at his rented accommodation here today. The deceased has been identified as Simerdeep Singh of Nangal. He was working at a private bank in Mohali.

Spreading AIDS awareness among health workers
Chandigarh, July 8
To create awareness about HIV/AIDS, a sensitisation programme for health workers was conducted by the Chandigarh State AIDS Control Society (CSACS) at in Attawa village here yesterday. According to sources, the programme was part of a pilot project under which CSACS had adopted Attawa and Burail villages.

Police Excess: Industrialists seek probe
Chandigarh, July 8
An emergency meeting of the constituent associations of the Chandigarh Industrial Area Joint Action Committee was held here today to decide further action in view of the uncalled for lathicharge on the peaceful demonstrators yesterday near the Tribune Chowk.

Saang fest ends at Tagore Theatre
Chandigarh, July 8
The week-long Haryanvi Saang festival, extended by one day on public demand, concluded with the staging of “Narsi Ka Bhaat” presented by Dharamveez at the Tagore Theatre here today.

Firms get notice for pollution
Chandigarh, July 8
The Chandigarh Pollution Control Board (CPCB) is set to serve notices to certain IT firms operating from the IT park without the mandatory pollution certificate. The firms that have been served with notices include Bebo Technology Pvt Limited and Sufi Pvt Limited.


Class XI Admissions
Education dept gears up for second round
Chandigarh, July 8
With around 40 per cent seats, out of a total of over 9,800, lying vacant after the first round of the government schools class XI admissions, the UT education department is all geared up for the second round of counselling.

Post of contractual lecturers
Higher education dept postpones interviews
Chandigarh, July 8
With over 1,000 new applications pouring in on the last date, the UT department of higher education has postponed its interviews for the post of contractual lecturers in the government colleges.

PU Sports Quota
Trials for admission begin
Chandigarh, July 8
The two-day trials for admissions in sports quota at various departments of Panjab University began here today. The first day of the trial witnessed some confusion among the applicants, as a few of them were told they were not eligible to take admission in the sports quota in the respective departments, as their sports certificates are not up to the mark.

Research grant to PGI lab technologist
Chandigarh, July 8
Dr Pankaj Kaul, a laboratory technologist in the department of histopathology, PGIMER, has been awarded a research grant to assist him in his project “Expression of biomarkers of malignant transformation in oral mucosa and their association with tobacco and quid chewing”, by the Professional Examinations and Awards Committee, GBP 2,500.00.

Gurukulites’ date with Rob
Panchkula, July 8
Every big stride in life starts with baby steps and every creative extravaganza starts with a scribble on the canvas. And who better than Harun Rob, the famous “Rob” from “POGO’s MAD”, could explain this to the Gurukulites, who found rare delight during an informal interaction with him here at The Gurukul, Sector 20, today.


No work, all play

Three-wheeler operators take a break from work as the auto-rickshaws could not ply due to waterlogging at Dera Bassi
Three-wheeler operators take a break from work as the auto-rickshaws could not ply due to waterlogging at Dera Bassi on Thursday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Man held for allowing illegal mining
Kharar, July 8
The police yesterday arrested Sukhwinder Singh, a resident of Kurukshetra, who had illegally allowed mining on his residential plot at Astha Enclave leading to a 20 feet deep pit and consequent inundation due to incessant rains.

Villagers divert rainwater towards town
Bassi Pathana, July 8
The residents of Behlolpur were taken by surprise as rainwater started gushing into their area even as there was no rain today. The majority of the houses were in 4 to 5 feet deep water causing lot of damage to property.


Cop gets 2-yr jail for graft
Chandigarh, July 8
CBI Special Judge Darshan Singh today sentenced head constable Shiv Kumar to two-year imprisonment for demanding a graft of Rs 5,000. The court has also imposed Rs 5,000 as fine on him.


32 booked for developing illegal colonies
Zirakpur, July 8
The police has registered 13 separate cases against 32 persons, including four women, for allegedly developing unauthorised colonies in Zirakpur, Baltana, Pabhat and surrounding villages.

Wanted suspect nabbed
Chandigarh, July 8
Information about a man kidnapped in Sector 32 today afternoon by a group of people riding a jeep without registration number plates sent the city police into a tizzy.

65-yr-old woman killed in mishap
Chandigarh, July 8
A 65-year-old woman was killed after being hit by an unidentified scooter on the road separating Sectors 19 and 27 on Wednesday night. The police said the victim, identified as Kaushalya, a resident of Sector 27-D, was seriously hurt.

Thieves strike at computer shop
Chandigarh, July 8
Thieves decamped with over 30 laptops, printers, other computer accessories and cash after breaking into a computer shop at Sector 35 last night. The owner of New Wave Technologies, Vivek, accessed the loss at Rs 20 lakh.


City’s Sujjan 4th in PGTI ranking
Chandigarh, July 8
Sujjan Singh occupies the fourth slot in the PGTI Order of Merit with earnings of Rs 10.65 lakh from nine outings. This 29-year-old Chandigarh lad demonstrated his burst of form when he registered his first triumph on the PGTI Tour in Panchkula in March.

Chandigarh book berth in hockey quarterfinals
Chandigarh, July 8
Putting up a good show, Gagandeep Singh (junior) netted two goals to enable his team, Chandigarh, to sail into the quarterfinals after registering a 5-1 win over Uttar Pradesh (UP) in the Rangaswami Cup Senior National for Men’s Hockey Championship at the Aishbagh Stadium in Bhopal today.

Tennis: Deepinder crushes Vishwesh’s dreams
Chandigarh, July 8
Chandigarh lad Deepinder Singh Bains set-up title clash with third seed Gurinder Singh after his thumping win in the semifinal of the ongoing HTA-AITA Men’s and Women’s Tournament at the Harvest Academy in Jassowal (Ludhiana) today.


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