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4-yr RI for Dr Deepak Kaura
Chandigarh, July 12
Additional District and Sessions Judge RN Bharti today sentenced Dr Deepak Kaura being produced in District Courts in Sector 17, Chandigarh cardiologist Dr Deepak Kaura to rigorous imprisonment of four years for creating circumstances that led his wife Dr Babita Kaura, aka Dolly, to commit suicide. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 2,000 on him.

Dr Deepak Kaura being produced in District Courts in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Monday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik


Public property vanishes 

Thieves have taken away the chairs at a bus queque shelter in Sector 24

Chairs have gone missing from 
a bus queue shelter opposite St John’s School at Sector 26 in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Father-in-law seeks lenient view
Chandigarh, July 12
Dr Kaura’s aged parents appeared disturbed with the turn of events. The father shunned media and lost his temper many a time in the court.

Disorder on roads: HC applies brakes
Chandigarh, July 12
Be ready to be more disciplined while driving on the city roads as the Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued a slew of directions aimed at applying brakes on unruliness on roads. The instructions to the motorists include sticking to their own lanes while accelerating, use of slow carriageways where required and stopping before the zebra crossings. The authorities concerned have also been asked to install walk sign at the traffic lights and to increase the number of pedestrian crossings in the city.

College principals in spot
Can’t decide on attendance shortage 
Chandigarh, July 12
In a bid to lend teeth to the norm declaring 75 per cent attendance as mandatory in city government colleges, UT higher education department has abolished the powers of principal to grant any relaxation in lecture shortage cases.

Three held for helping Pak spy
Chandigarh, July 12
The Chandigarh police today arrested three persons for allegedly helping Pakistani spy Kashif Ali in procuring a matriculation certificate and also filling his passport form.

22-year-old girl ends life, fiancé booked
Panchkula, July 12
A 22-year-old girl, Sandeepa, committed suicide under mysterious circumstances in Sector 7 late last night. A case of abetment to suicide was registered at the Sector 7 police station and the police is investigating the case. The body of the deceased was handed over to her parents after the post-mortem examination.

Taj directed to pay Rs 5,000
Chandigarh, July 12
Overcharging a consumer has cost Taj GVK Hotel and Resorts in Sector 17 dear.


Police, revenue depts top corruption list
Chandigarh, July 12
When it comes to corruption, personnel of the Chandigarh Police top the chart along with officials of the UT Revenue Department.

Transfer of Rehabilitation Colonies 
Bone of contention between MC and admn 
Patil convenes meeting today
Chandigarh, July 12
The issue of transfer of all the rehabilitation colonies from the Chandigarh administration to the municipal corporation would be discussed at a meeting convened by UT Administrator and Punjab Governor Shivraj Patil tomorrow.

Illegal selling of leasehold shops in Sector 17
Admn marks inquiry, DC told to submit report 

Chandigarh, July 12
After nearly three decades, the UT administration has woken up to the alleged fraud by some shopkeepers who were running their businesses from leasehold shops in Sector 17.

Now, water becoming scarce in Zirakpur
Zirakpur, July 12
The water supply in Zirakpur is being affected due to long power cuts as only 10 out of 31 tubewells have generators while others run on power supply.

Polythene bags to be banned in Chhatbir Zoo
Zirakpur (Chhatbir), July 12
Chhatbir Zoo authorities today launched a cleanliness drive at the zoo and decided to conduct such a drive on every Monday. The zoo authorities are also planning to check and ban the use of polythene bags by visitors. The drive was conducted under the guidance of newly appointed Field Director Churchil Kumar.

Budanpur residents move court
Panchkula, July 12
In order to save their houses, residents of Budanpur village here today moved the district court against the notice served to them by the local Municipal Corporation (MC) to vacate the MC land.

Missing Youth
Kin accuse police of negligence

Mohali, July 12
Family of 28-year-old youth, Gurdeep Singh, who went missing on June 4, has alleged the police negligence in not tracking him down. Despite filing two complaints with the Mohali police, no action was taken to track down his whereabouts.

Now, health cards for aanganwari children
Chandigarh, July 12
The UT administration has decided to issue health cards to all aanganwari children and increase the number of centres from 423 to 500.

Cong sweeps Zila Parishad poll
Panchkula, July 12
The Congress swept the zila parishad polls. Of the total 10 seats, seven were won by the Congress-backed candidates. Even though candidates had not used the party symbol for contesting the polls, the Congress leadership claimed that the elected members were supported by them.

Two more succumb to injuries
Panchkula, July 12
Two more persons, who were seriously injured in a road mishap near Dhamala village on the Pinjore-Nalagarh national highway 21-A yesterday, succumbed to their injuries today.

Nurses’ workshop at PGI
Chandigarh, July 12
A 10-day workshop on “Biotechnology for nurses” began at the National Institute of Nursing Education (NINE), PGI. The workshop is being funded by the GOI, DGHS (nursing section), New Delhi, for training of nurses working in different hospitals and educational institutes in North India.

Spreading AIDS awareness among councillors
Chandigarh, July 12
The Chandigarh State AIDS Control Society today organised a workshop to sensitise municipal councillors in the city on issues regarding HIV/AIDS.

Info on fake visa applicants sought from UK mission
Mohali, July 12
The local police has sought the help of the British high commission in New Delhi in ascertaining details on the four people who had applied for an immigrant visa for the United Kingdom on the basis of forged bank documents.

Striking distance
Vehicles stuck in a traffic jam on the road dividing Sectors 22 and 23 in Chandigarh
Vehicles stuck in a traffic jam on the road dividing Sectors 22 and 23 in Chandigarh 
on Monday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan 


No escaping co-curricular activities
Participation mandatory, college students will be marked for internal assessment
Chandigarh, July 12
In a bid to promote extra curricular activities, UT department of higher education has integrated them in the main curriculum now.

Artistes perform in the street play ‘Rishma’ at the Sector 17 Plaza in Chandigarh
Artistes perform in the street play ‘Rishma’ at the Sector 17 Plaza in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Schoolchildren on their way to school in rain
LEARNING IN THE RAIN: Schoolchildren on their way to school in rain on Monday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

4 new courses at govt crafts institute
Chandigarh, July 12
A meeting of the state steering committee for the upgradation of Government Central Crafts Institute for Women, Sector 11, through a public-private partnership was chaired by Ram Niwas, Home Secretary-cum-chairman, state steering committee, to review the progress made under the scheme.

PUTA poll schedule out
Chandigarh, July 12
The Panjab University Teachers’ Association (PUTA) declared its election schedule today. Though the annual affair will start in the second week of August, while enrollment of members will begin from tomorrow.

PEC Counselling Day III: 269 seats filled
Chandigarh, July 12
On the third day of ongoing PEC counselling, a total of 269 seats were reported to be filled at institutes like UIET, UICET, SSGPURC and CCET. Students with rank up to 30,000 in AIEEE were alloted seats today, while counselling for students with rank up to 70,000 will be held tomorrow. — TNS


Flood-affected Families
Punjab Cong secy provides aid from pocket

Dera Bassi, July 12
Secretary of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee Rakesh Sharma visited the flood-affected areas near Lalru and provided financial help to the poor families from his own pocket.

A view of the dead crocodile floating in one of the water tanks of the Rajpura Municipal Council. Dead crocodile found 
Rajpura, July 12
A dead crocodile was found today from one of the water tanks of the Rajpura municipal council’s (MC) treatment plant.

A view of the dead crocodile floating in one of the water tanks of the Rajpura Municipal Council. A Tribune photograph

Consumers to enjoy free delivery of cylinders
Ropar, July 12
Gas agencies in the district have been directed to deliver cylinders free of cost to its consumers.

Villagers protest sand mining 
Kharar, July 12
People from nearby Bhukhri and Aujla villages have protested against lifting of mud from their villages to fill 20 feet deep pit at Aastha Enclave in Kharar city.

5 railway bridges declared ‘most’ sensitive
Ambala, July 12
Recent flash floods have wrecked havoc on the railway tracks and bridges. In the Ambala Railway Division alone, which covers five states, the Railways have marked five bridges as most sensitive and 18 others as sensitive. Round-the-clock vigil has been ordered with supervisors and gangmen specifically deputed for the job.


3 cops facing graft charge acquitted in a year
Chandigarh, July 12
CBI’s Special Court of Darshan Singh has acquitted only three of the eight policemen booked by the bureau for graft in the past one year.

General Insurance Racket
Accused remanded in police custody

Zirakpur, July 12
A Dera Bassi court today remanded Surdesh Burman, a resident of Kolkata, arrested yesterday in a fake general insurance racket, in one-day police custody. The police official said he was produced in the court today where he has been sent to one-day police remand.

Kalka resident gets 1-year imprisonment
Panchkula, July 12
The local court today awarded one-year imprisonment to a Kalka resident in a check bounce case.


1 killed in road mishap
Chandigarh, July 12
A 24-year-old resident of Darua village was killed when the motorcycle he was riding pillion rammed into a stray cow near Vikas Nagar, Mauli Jagran, around midnight.

MC inspector manhandled
Chandigarh, July 12
The police has arrested a vendor for manhandling an employee of municipal corporation here today.


A player in action during the AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament at the CLTA in Chandigarh Easy win for top seed in U-16
Chandigarh, July 12
After a delayed start due to heavy rain, top seed Pranav Suri easily overcame Abhijeet Singh in boys’ singles category (U-16) of the AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament held at the CLTA courts here today.

A player in action during the AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament at the CLTA in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Gurinder gets better of Pradeep
Chandigarh, July 12
Top seeded Gurinder Singh has a tough day from Pradeep K Reedy at the HTA-AITA Men’s and Women’s Tournament 2010 held at Jassowal, Ludhiana.

Bhullar highest ranked Indian on Asian Tour
Chandigarh, July 12
Gaganjeet Bhullar is the highest placed Indian on the Asian Tour Order of Merit. This 22-year-old Kapurthala boy occupies the 12th slot and leads the Indian rankings with earnings of 79,752 US dollars from six outings at the midway stage of the Tour.

World Cup hangover still on
Chandigarh, July 12
FIFA World Cup-2010 came to an end in ‘Johannesburg’, where Spain overcame all 31 teams to become the world champs.
Oranje squad created history by outplaying Holland on Sunday. With controversial Jabulani ball and vuvuzelaas catching the fancy of fans, soccer fever had gripped the world. “I was rooting for Brazil, but the team’s exit disappointed me. Now I will have to wait for another four years to see my favourite team,” said Rahul Singh, a student of Panjab University.



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