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Daring robbery at Panchkula house
Cash, jewellery worth Rs 15 lakh looted 13 family members held hostage
Panchkula, July 16
In a daring robbery, gun-toting youths decamped with cash and jewellery worth Rs 15 lakh after keeping 13 members of a family hostage for over three hours at their home in Sector 10 in the wee hours of the morning today.
Women look at their ransacked house in Sector 10, Panchkula, on Friday. Women look at their ransacked house in Sector 10, Panchkula, on Friday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal




Head constable held with stolen police Gypsy
Mohali, July 16
In a major embarrassment for the local police, a head constable serving with the district police was arrested for allegedly possessing a stolen police Gypsy vehicle in which he drove around the city for about two years. The cop, Jasvir Singh, was booked under section 411 (dishonestly receiving stolen property) of the IPC.

City boy tops AIIMS entrance exam
Abhinav DhingraChandigarh, July 16
Local lad Abhinav Dhingra has brought laurels to the city by bagging the first position in the entrance examination of the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). More than his success, it’s the determination behind it which has made Abhinav’s achievement more special.

Abhinav Dhingra

Floods come to ‘rescue’ of info official
Chandigarh, July 16
Floods might have brought misery to thousands of residents of Patiala, but for the public information officer (PIO) in the office of district social security officer (DSSO) Patiala, these have proved to be a boon.


MC fails to act against ‘tainted’ officials
Chandigarh, July 16
It seems that the Chandigarh municipal corporation is going by the saying “To err is human, to forgive divine”, as it has failed to take action against “corrupt” officials, whom even the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has found guilty.

Stress on need to reduce mosquito breeding
Chandigarh, July 16
An awareness camp was organised today in Motor Market, Mani Majra. The aim of the camp was to create awareness among owners, mechanics and tyre traders in the market so as how to reduce breeding of mosquitoes in their areas. This was a part of the activities organised to observe July as the anti-dengue month.

Habitual traffic violators debarred from driving
Chandigarh, July 16
The Registration and Licensing Authority (RLA), Chandigarh, debarred eight habitual traffic rule offenders from holding a driving licence for a period of three months following recommendations made by the Traffic Police.


A car that fell in a trench on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway at Dera Bassi.
A car that fell in a trench on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway at Dera Bassi. Tribune photos: Nitin Mittal
A Tata Nano that entered a showroom of Bharat Petroleum in Sector 21, Chandigarh, on Friday.
A Tata Nano that entered a showroom of Bharat Petroleum in Sector 21, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photos:  Parvesh Chauhan

Rare species of Indian Horn Owl found
Panchkula, July 16
Officials of the wildlife department today saved the life of a rare species of Indian Horn Owl. The owl was spotted by a youth in Old Panchkula yesterday.

Shifting of hostel girls
PUSU activists protest outside VC’s house
Chandigarh, July 16
Students of the Panjab University Students Union (PUSU) protested outside the Panjab University Vice-Chancellor’s residence this evening on the issue of shifting the final year girl students of PU Dental College to Sector 25 PU campus hostel.

VC sanctions 13 posts for security persons
Chandigarh, July 16
In a bid to strengthen the security at the campus, the Panjab University Vice-Chancellor has sanctioned 13 posts for the security staff and nine new security persons have been deputed at the new girls’ hostel at the Sector 25 campus.

World Population Day
Health dept to observe week-long activity
Chandigarh, July 16
The UT health department has planned to observe a week-long activity on the occasion of World Population Day.

Teacher slapped, DEO orders probe
Chandigarh, July 16
In a shocking incident a Class X student of Kaimbwala School slapped his English teacher in front of the class here today.


Some toppers in a jubilant mood in Chandigarh; and (right) Vitish Singla of Patiala, who has secured seventh rank in the examination.
Some toppers in a jubilant mood in Chandigarh; and (right) Vitish Singla of Patiala, who has secured seventh rank in the examination. Tribune photographs

Pak spy’s wife meets him in police custody
Chandigarh, July 16 Firdos, Bikaner-based wife of the suspected Pakistani spy Kashif Ali, today met him in police custody at the crime Branch in Sector 11 here. She came along with their two-year-old son, Ajay Babu, and her sister. She had been searching for Ali after she did not get any response to her phone calls for the past many days.

Mobile Tower Installation
Pkl MC to charge Rs 2 lakh
Panchkula, July 16
The local Municipal Corporation would soon start levying on mobile companies that have set up their towers in rural areas. It has decided to claim Rs 2 lakh each for every tower installed as its fee.

Punjab Police marks inquiry
Mohali, July 16
The Punjab Police has marked a high-level inquiry into the entire episode of armed escort being provided to Manmohan Singh, fake political adviser to the Prime Minister, who also befooled the Mohali police. The ADGP (security) has asked a DIG-level official to probe the entire matter.

Tatkal Bookings: Rly may change timings 
Chandigarh, July16
In an effort to reduce the heavy rush for e-tickets during morning hours that often leads to slowing down of the IRCTC website, the Railways is mulling two separate timings for tatkal and normal bookings.


Admission to MBBS, BDS
Protest, allegations mark end of counselling
Parents argue with counsellors at GMCH-32 in Chandigarh on Friday.Chandigarh, July 16
The last day of the first counselling for admission to MBBS, BDS, and BHMS at Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, ended on a sour note with parents of some students resorting to protest and accusing the authorities of adopting “unfair” means to allot seats to “undeserving” candidates.

Parents argue with counsellors at GMCH-32 in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan 

First differently abled student clears BA (I) exam
Chandigarh, July 16
In the past one year, her silence used to be termed as arrogance by her classmates till they realised that she had 100 per cent hearing disability. A crucial decision by the Panjab University authorities not only changed her attitude towards education but also provided hope to several other students with such disabilities.


Chief Secretary SC Aggarwal and other officials visit flood-affected Arnetu village in Patiala district on Friday.
Chief Secretary SC Aggarwal and other officials visit flood-affected Arnetu village in Patiala district on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Sulabh International to help clean Ambala
Ambala, July 16
Ambala Deputy Commissioner Sameer Pal Srow here today said the Sulabh International, a leading social organisation, would depute 100 safai karamcharis each with the help of municipal corporation in Ambala City and Ambala Cantonment to maintain cleanliness in the area of about 45 km.

Sexual Harassment
DEO, clerk suspended
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 16
DEO (elementary) Surinder Singh and clerk Jasdev Singh deployed in the education department at Fatehgarh Sahib have been suspended after allegations of sexual harassment were levelled against them by a volunteer teacher.

Theft in Amravati Enclave colony
Thieves flee with cash, valuables
Kalka, July 16
In an incident of theft, the thieves decamped with cash and jewelry from a house in Amravati Enclave colony adjacent to NH-22, near Surajpur.


Four highway robbers acquitted
Chandigarh, July 16
A local court today acquitted four accused-Jai Pal Singh, Harinder Singh, Gurshahid Singh Pawar and Harpreet Singh-as the prosecution failed to prove their involvement in the case.

Land Deal Case 
Baba Pritpal Singh granted bail
Chandigarh, July 16
Baba Pritpal Singh, an accused in a land deal case, who is also the head of the Gurdwara Gursagar Sahib management committee, was today granted bail by the Punjab and Haryana High Court.


Two Maloya residents arrested
Driven by lavish lifestyle the duo had committed 25 crimes
Two burglars in custody at the Sector 11 police station on Friday.Chandigarh, July 16
Two residents of Maloya, who were driven by an urge to live lavishly and drug addiction and were allegedly involved in 25 cases of snatching, burglary, theft and robbery were finally arrested by the police late yesterday night.

Two burglars in custody at the Sector 11 police station on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan 

Lovelorn youth ends life
Chandigarh, July 16
A 25-year-old lovelorn youth, Varun Bhatia, committed suicide by hanging himself at his Sector 19 residence here in the wee hours of today. He was the only son of his parents.

Theft at bank official’s house
Chandigarh, July 16
A robbery took place in the house of a bank employee in Sector 10, here

4 held for consuming liquor in public place
Chandigarh, July 16
The police arrested four persons from Sector 22 today for allegedly consuming liquor at public place.

Proclaimed offender held
Chandigarh, July 16
After being on the run for over six year, a resident of Bhubaneswar was today arrested from the city by a team of the CBI’s anti-corruption branch from Bhubaneswar.

Car stolen
Panchkula, July 16
Rohit Aggrawal, a resident of Sector 16, reported to the police alleging that someone had stolen his Honda City car (CH 03 F 0292) from in front of Pallavi Hotel, Sector 5, here on Thursday night.

Car thief brought for questioning
Zirakpur, July 16
A car thief was brought on production warrant by the Baltana police from Panchkula for questioning.

12 cartons of liquor seized, occupants flee
Chandigarh, July 16
The UT police seized 12 cartons of liquor from a car after its occupants fled when the police singled them to stop near the Kali Bari Traffic Lights Point on Tuesday night.

Zirakpur, July 16
Thieves decamped with gold jewellery worth lakhs of rupees along with Rs 15 thousand cash and other valuables after breaking into a house at New Defence Colony, here, on Thursday night.


Poor show by Chattisgarh eves
Chandigarh, July 16
A strong contender, Manipur defeated Chattisgarh by 7-0 in their first match of the 9th Junior National Football Championship for Girls being held at PEC grounds here today.

Khushi shown the door
Chandigarh, July 16
Singhal defeated Khushi 11-1,11-1,11-1 in the 16th Bhavan Hawk State Table Tennis Tournament being held at Table Tennis Hall, Sector 23, here today.

Chennai lad clinches singles title
Chandigarh, July 16
After city players made an early exit in the HTA-AITA Men’s and Women’s Tennis Tournament-2010 at Jassowal (Ludhiana), GP Prajnesh from Chennai won the final of the men’s singles category.

Mumbai overpower city team in semis
Chandigarh, July 16
The city senior hockey team failed to overcome the Mumbai hockey team in the semifinal match of the 63rd Ranga Swami Cup Senior National Men’s Hockey Championship being held at the Aishbag Stadium in Bhopal. The Mumbai hockey team defeated the city team by 6-0. With this defeat, the city team is out from the title chase, however, the team would play against the loser of the second semifinal match, which is underway between Haryana and Tamil Nadu to grab the third position in the tournament.

2 wrestlers to represent India
Chandigarh, July 16
Two wrestlers of the Gulzar Akhara, Zirakhpur, have been selected to represent India in the forthcoming international events. According to Sports Authority of India (SAI) coach RS Kundu, one of the wrestler Mahpat would compete in the 54 kg in the Asian Cadet Wrestling Championship to be held in Bangkok in July.

Chess Meet
Bhavan Vidyalaya win top spot
Chandigarh, July 16
Bhavan Vidyalaya, Panchkula, secured the first position in the Girls (U-14) District Chess Competition being held at The British School, Panchkula, today. On the other hand, Gurukul School, Panchkula, and Moti Ram Arya School, Panchkula, secured the second and third position, respectively.

Rajneet claims boys U-16 singles title
Chandigarh, July 16
Rajneet Singh ripped apart second seed Kamal Kishore Maderna to lift the title of boys singles (U-16) in the AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament at the CLTA courts here today. In an exciting match, Rajneet overcame Kamal 3-6, 7-5, 6-0. Rajneet lost the first set 3-6. In the third set, Rajneet gave his best and beat Kamal in the final set 6-0. In the girl’s category, Bhavya Wadhawan defeated Aashima Garg to win the girls singles title (U-16).


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