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Newborn’s Death
UT rejects GMSH’s ‘sketchy’ probe

Orders fresh inquiry, seeks report within week
Chandigarh, July 27
Rejecting the inquiry report submitted by the Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, Sector 16, into the death of a newborn after delivery in the hospital’s OPD, the UT administration has asked Additional Deputy Commissioner PS Shergill and Director-Principal of Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Dr Raj Bahadur to conduct a fresh probe and submit the report within a week.

Missing Card
Cops zero in on OPD attendant
Chandigarh, July 27
While the administration has castigated the GMSH officials for the disappearance of registration card of Bulbul, the Chandigarh police expects to recover the card by tomorrow. The registration card of Bulbul has been missing ever since the death of her newborn after delivery at the OPD.


Gang of young carjackers busted
Mohali, July 27
In a reflection of the disturbing trend of youngsters taking to crime, the local police said it had busted a gang of youthful offenders who had graduated from committing petty thefts to heinous crimes using their purported juvenile status to escape harsh punishment.
Members of the gang involved in snatching cars being produced in a Mohali court on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu
Members of the gang involved in snatching cars being produced in a Mohali court

UT may apply brakes on number of vehicles
To inform high court how public transport can be made more affordable, convenient
Chandigarh, July 27
With the highest number of car ownership, the UT will not hesitate in applying brakes to the trend, if some legislation is in place. The Chandigarh administration today told the Punjab and Haryana High Court that it would inform the Bench if some transport policy was in place for restricting the number of vehicles vis-à-vis civic facilities, capacity of roads and the available parking space.

Showdown at Tagore Theatre
Elitist admn holds amateur artistes at bay
Chandigarh, July 27
Renovated with public money worth Rs 10 crore, the Tagore Theatre seems to have turned elitist. For both watching a performance and organising a show at the theatre, genuine art lovers continue to be at the receiving end with bureaucrats and so-called VIPs holding centrestage.


Missing Case
Residents decry police action
Block main road in front of DC’s Complex
Mohali, July 27
Residents of Kumbhra village today blocked the main road in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s Complex in Phase 1 here to protest against the police inaction in the missing case of Gurdeep Singh. Family of the youth has been alleging that his in-laws had kidnapped him. Led by mother Bhupinder Kaur, the villagers raised slogans against the police for over three hours. Khara MLA Balbir Singh Sidhu and Kharar leader Rajbir Singh Padiala also addressed the gathering.
Kumbhra residents protest against police inaction in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office in Mohali on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Kumbhra residents protest against police inaction in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office in Mohali

New District Courts Complex
Centre says no to Rs 4-cr grant
Chandigarh, July 27
In a development that may derail the state-of-the-art new district courts complex in Sector 43 here, the Central government has declined the UT administration's demand for an enhanced grant of around Rs 4 crore for its completion.

Work on the new district courts complex at Sector 43, Chandigarh, has come to a standstill with the Central government refusing an additional grant for the project. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan
Work on the new district courts complex at Sector 43, Chandigarh, has come to a standstill with the Central government refusing an additional grant for the project

Law to deal with tantriks on way
Chandigarh, July 27
Nearly two years after the Punjab and Haryana High Court made it clear that it is in favour of a legislation to curb the menace of tantriks promising magical cures, Justice Surya Kant today issued notice of motion to the chief secretaries of the two states and the UT home secretary for tackling religious mafia.

Mohali to become state’s first ‘e-district’
Mohali, July 27
The Punjab government has decided to make SAS Nagar an ‘e-district’ on a priority basis to ensure the common man does not have make repeated rounds of government offices.

Chhatbir zoo gets one more lioness
Chhatbir (Zirakpur), July 27
Following the directions of the Central Zoo Authority (CZA), the Chhatbir zoo authorities have brought a lioness from the Renuka lion safari in Sirmour district of Himachal Pradesh.

‘Sakubai’ marks end of theatre fest
Chandigarh, July 27
With an engrossing and meaningful entertainment, that too unlimited, offered by Mumbai’s Ek Jute play “Sakubai”, the second edition of the four-day Chandigarh festival concluded at the Tagore Theatre here today.

Artiste Sarita Joshi performs in the play ‘Sakubai’ at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

In her element
Artiste Sarita Joshi performs in the play ‘Sakubai’ at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh

Woman councillor slapped
Chandigarh, July 27
Commotion prevailed at the office of Healthyway Immigration Consultancy in Sector 42 when a Sector 22 resident allegedly slapped a woman counsellor working in the office.


Teachers’ lobbies head for alliance
Chandigarh, July 27
Ahead of the election for the fresh panel of Panjab University Teachers’ Union (PUTA), the permutations for alliances between various lobbies of teachers have already begun on the campus.

PU: Unsuccessful students may have to vacate hostels
Chandigarh, July 27
Residents of Panjab University hostels who are unsuccessful in passing their examinations may have to vacate their hostel room in the subsequent year of their studies.


70-kg gold confiscated, 4 held
Rajpura, July 27
In one of the biggest recoveries, the Rajpura police confiscated 70 kg of gold worth Rs 12.5 crore and arrested four persons. A Delhi-based Met India Traders Company purchased the gold from Sharjah.

2 killed in road mishap
Kharar, July 27
An NRI, Ajit Singh, succumbed to his injuries when the car he was travelling in rammed into a stationary PRTC bus near Majat village. He had come to Khanna to pursue a two-month course in Punjabi language needed for his PhD studies.

Tree falls on student, dies
Patiala, July 27
A student of Thapar University, Patiala, was killed while another sustained serious injuries after a tree fell on them on the university premises. The deceased has been identified as Nischay, a resident of Faridabad.

Swimming result withheld
Patiala, July 27
Following a series of objections, Punjabi University, Patiala, has withheld the result of the Inter-college Swimming Championship (men and women) of Punjabi University, Patiala,


Attempted Murder Case
HC tells Sofat to join investigation
Panchkula, July 27
The Punjab and Haryana Court has directed Ludhiana-based doctor Sumit Sofat, accused in an attempted murder case, to appear before the Panchkula police to join investigation.

Hockey India Poll
City body allowed to cast vote
Chandigarh, July 27
Less than a week after Hockey Chandigarh knocked the doors of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Justice Surya Kant today allowed it to cast its vote during the Hockey India’s elections scheduled to be held at New Delhi on July 28. Hockey Chandigarh is seeking affiliation from the government-backed body.


Woman held for abetting suicide
Chandigarh, July 27
The police today arrested a woman for allegedly abetting 19-year-old Maya, who was found hanging in a church in Sector 24 on July 24, for committing suicide. The police said the accused, 42-year-old Mercy Sebastian, had threatened Maya, who was in love with her son, to put an end to their relationship or face dire consequences.

Undertrials attempt suicide at district courts
Kin charge cops with assaulting inmates
Chandigarh, July 27
The police has booked two youths involved in a murder case for attempting suicide at the district courts in Sector 17 here this evening. The police said the accused, Jaswant Singh and Kuldeep Kumar, were involved in a murder case and they tried to flee from the police custody, allegedly to end their life.

Israeli National’s Arrest
Panipat cop summoned to testify
Chandigarh, July 27
A Panipat-based policeman has been summoned by the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Lalit Batra to testify in a case pertaining to the arrest of Israeli national Lior Avi Ben Moyal, who was nabbed with 155 kg of contraband.

City-based gangster held in Meerut after encounter
Was involved in several cases of murderous assaults, cheating, impersonation, etc.
Chandigarh, July 27
The Uttar Pradesh Police has arrested Satpal Singh, a city-based conman-turned-“gangster”, along with his woman associate and nine others following an encounter on July 16 in Meerut.

2 held for snatching
Chandigarh, July 27
The police yesterday arrested two persons on charges of snatching a phone and cash from a Sector 36 resident. Rakesh Kumar, a resident of Sector 36, reported to the police alleging that two unidentified motorcyclists snatched Rs 100 and a mobile phone from near a park in Sector 36 yesterday.

Acid thrown on 19-yr-old youth
Mohali, July 27
A 19-year-old youth Jaspreet sustained burn injuries when a youth threw acid on him near Sector 71, here, yesterday. According to the police, there was a tiff between Ladi and Jaspreet over a girl with whom Ladi got engaged.

Two boys go missing
Chandigarh, July 27
Two minor boys, identified as Randhir and Guddu, had gone missing from Ram Darbar on Monday afternoon. Randhir’s father Mahesh Kumar, a resident of Ram Darbar, reported to the police that his son and nephew Guddu went from home without informing anyone. The police has recorded a daily diary report. — TNS
Randhir & Guddu

Man dies in mishap
Chandigarh, July 27
An unidentified man in his mid-30s was killed in a hit-and-run case this morning. The victim was found lying unconscious on the road dividing Sectors 55 and 56 at around 11.30 am. He was rushed to the Sector 16 Government Multi Specialty Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The victim sustained head injuries. — TNS


Shivam scripts Hansraj school win
Chandigarh, July 27
Hansraj Public School defeated Blue Bird School in the Inter-School Cricket Championship (U-14) being organised by the education department, Panchkula, at Soldier Divine Public School today.

Students get tips from Steve Waugh
Chandigarh, July 27
For budding cricketers at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, it was a special day. They not only got a chance to meet former Australian skipper Steve Waugh but also got valuable tips about cricket from him.

Former Australia captain signs an autograph on the arm of a student at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan
Former Australia captain signs an autograph on the arm of a student at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, in Chandigarh

Chess meet from July 31
Chandigarh, July 27
The Chandigarh Chess Association will organise the Chess Championship-2010 under both boys and girls (U-15 and U-9) category from July 31 at St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School here.

DPS claim football title
Chandigarh, July 27
Delhi Public School (DPS), Pinjore, lifted the Haryana District Football Championship (U-19) title at Little Flower Convent School, Sector 14, Panchkula, today.

Shishu Niketan edge past St John’s
Chandigarh, July 27
Shishu Niketan School defeated St John’s School in the Pre-Subroto Cup Football Tournament being held at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22 C, here today.


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