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Gang Rape Case
Charges framed against NK Jain
Chandigarh, August 7
A local court today framed charges against former UT Home Secretary NK Jain, who is presently the posted as Commissioner, Haryana Fisheries Department, in an eight-year-old rape case.

Insensitivity bared
‘Bhagatji’ at the District Administrative Complex in Mohali Destitute for 8 yrs, with filth, flies for company
Mohali, August 7
How insensitive can society be to destitutes and orphans, who have little to look forward to in life? It is a pathetic sight that anyone will hate to witness.

‘Bhagatji’ at the District Administrative Complex in Mohali. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu


Estate office cramped for space
Chandigarh, August 7
Sample this: For a space earmarked for 61 advocates, 33 typists, one petitioner and 11 stamp vendors, nearly 250 persons are running their work from this space with a daily footfall of almost the same number.

Water dispute turns ugly
Woman hangs herself to death; landlady, daughter held for
Chandigarh, August 7
A landlord-tenant dispute took an ugly turn when a woman hanged herself to death at her residence in Daria village last night.

Violence mars student politics
DAV-10 student receives head injuries
Chandigarh, August 7
Student politics took a violent turn again at the DAV College, Sector 10, here today as supporters of the Students Organisation of Panjab University (SOPU) and the Panjab University Students Union (PUSU) clashed with each other.

Blood reunites, at last
Stepbrothers across the border meet
Chandigarh, August 7
A couple got separated during Partition in 1947. The wife landed in India with her two sons. The husband, who stayed on in Pakistan, remarried and had a son. Decades later, the three children met each other for the first time here today.


Showers wash away MC’s claims
Vehicles caught on the flooded road separating Sectors 17 and 18 after rain in Chandigarh on Saturday Chandigarh, August 7
It took just 2.7 mm of rain to disrupt normal life of the city here today. Like earlier showers, today also, drainage system of the city collapsed catching the commuters unaware. Several people were seen stranded with their vehicles.

Vehicles caught on the flooded road separating Sectors 17 and 18 after rain in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan


The front wheels of a police van get stuck in mud on the road separating Sectors 9 and 17 in Chandigarh on Saturday
The front wheels of a police van get stuck in mud on the road separating Sectors 9 and 17 in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

...Bring relief
Chandigarh, August 7
It finally rained. A three-day wait finally yielded results today. The day started with a bright sun and an increase in temperature and humidity. Just around 4 pm, light to moderate showers drenched the city, which triggered relief from the oppressive humidity.

Mobike up in flames
Chandigarh, August 7
A motorcyclist has a miraculous escape when his vehicle went up in flames in Sector 36 here this afternoon. Eyewitnesses said the motorcycle went up in flames within minutes after the fire started form the engine. The motorcycle was completely gutted before the firemen could extinguish the fire.

Madhavi spins magical web
Odissi dancer Madhavi Mudgal performs at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh Chandigarh, August 7
Blending the classical conservations and dynamic spirit of innovations in a well knit choreography, and enchanting Odissi dance recital, acclaimed Odissi Guru Padmashri Madhavi Mudgal and her disciples danced straight to the heart of audience at the Tagore Theatre here today.

Odissi dancer Madhavi Mudgal performs at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

MC panel on UT villages sans agenda
Chandigarh, August 7
It seems that problems of thousands of inhabitants of the city’s colonies and villages are not on the priority list of elected representatives of the municipal corporation (MC), if one goes by proceedings of the first slum colony and village development committee, held here yesterday.

Pak lawyers touched by India’s warmth
Members of the Pakistan team, who are in Chandigarh for a T-20 cricket match Chandigarh, August 7
For many Pakistan lawyers on their first visit here, India has turned out to be beyond their dreams and perception. Not only are they impressed with the world’s largest democracy, they are also overwhelmed by the warmth and generosity that Indians possess.

Members of the Pakistan team, who are in Chandigarh for a T-20 cricket match. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Senior citizens’ march on Aug 16
Chandigarh, August 7
The Chandigarh Senior Citizens Association has decided to hold a silent march against the Union Government for not executing policies framed for their welfare.

Rare surgery on 3-yr-old child at GMCH
Chandigarh, August 7
Doctors of Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) conducted a “rarest of rare” operation on a three-year-old child here yesterday. The patient, Jaskirat of Gurdaspur, was admitted to the hospital after he fell off a tractor and suffered fracture dislocation at D-12 and D-11 in the spine with neurological deficit.

Resentment against Public Interest Disclosure Bill
Chandigarh, August 7
The RTI Activists Federation, Punjab, has protested against the Public Interest Disclosure (Protection of Informers) Bill, 2010. Terming it as a “lame duck Bill”, president of the federation HC Arora said they had also objected to the change in the nomenclature of the Bill.


Studies hit as campaigning keeps teachers engaged
Chandigarh, August 7
With just three days left for PUTA election, it seems that teachers of the university do not wish to waste a single minute as far as canvassing is concerned.

PU’s English dept
Only 3 pass MPhil entrance exam
Chandigarh, August 7
Figure this: only three students, out of 113 students, who appeared in the MPhil entrance exam of the PU’s department of English and cultural studies this year, passed. The total number of seats in the MPhil course is 20.

PU Notes
Additional seats allotted
CHANDIGARH: Prof Naval Kishore, Dean Student Welfare, Panjab University, announced that 89 additional seats have been allotted to SC, ST and BC candidates in PU hostels in order to provide the much-needed relief to the students belonging to the deprived sections of society


‘Kala kachcha’ gang is back!
Robs 3 poor families of Rajpura village
Rajpura, August 7
The “kala kachcha” gang is back, this time targeting two villages near here and robbing three poor families of their valuables.
The gang targeted three houses in Rangian and Nalas villages. After robbing one family, they took a family member along and made him knock the door of another house.

3 workers injured in furnace blast
Mandi Gobindgarh (Fatehgarh Sahib), August 7
Three labourers were injured in a furnace blast at a factory here this morning. The incident took place in JS Khalsa Steel Private Limited, situated on the Kumbh road here.

2 pilgrims killed
Kharar, August 7
Two local residents were killed in a road accident at Saharanpur this morning. The victims have been identified as 19-yr-old Love Kumar and 42-yr-old Raman, alias Pappu.

Insanitary conditions dog Ambala bus terminus
Overflowing sewage accumulated at a parking lotAmbala, August 7
Overflowing sewage, uncollected garbage, stinking toilets and dusty platforms continue to be picture of the busy Inter-State Bus Terminus on the National Highway-1 at Ambala Cantonment.

Overflowing sewage accumulated at a parking lot

Complainant arrested
Dera Bassi, August 7
The Lalru police has booked and arrested a complainant and another person for misleading the police by lodging a false complaint of robbery. The complainant had claimed that a sum of Rs 35,000 and two mobile phones were robbed from him near Jharmal choe last night.

Property Dispute
Woman, kin protest against police, block highway
Cop suspended for manhandling
Kharar, August 7
Incharge of the Gharuan police post Gurvinder Singh was suspended and sent to police lines today after a woman and her three sons blocked the Chandigarh-Ludhiana road near Gharuan village late last night.

Youth’s murder case solved, 4 held
Patiala, August 7
The police has claimed to have solved the murder case of Kamal (21), a local resident who was murdered on the evening of August 1.

Breastfeeding awareness week ends
Kharar, August 7
The week-long awareness campaign to encourage breastfeeding children up to two years concluded with a seminar at a civil hospital here today.


Noxious Soybean
Accused remanded in judicial custody
Chandigarh, August 7
A court has remanded two truck drivers arrested with 35 tonnes of inedible soybean in judicial custody.
Sources said investigating officials were looking for an Ambala resident, Manish Gupta, to unearth the mystery behind shifting of soybean from marked gunny bags to ordinary bags.

2-yr RI for astrologer in cheating case
Chandigarh, August 7
After a trial of 14 years, Panchkula-based famous astrologer Prem Kumar Sharma and five others were today sentenced to two-year rigorous imprisonment (RI) in a case of cheating and criminal conspiracy. The accused were, however, granted bail as soon as the orders were pronounced.


Sec-38 resident held for forging father’s will
Chandigarh, August 7
The police arrested a Sector-38 resident along with his friend yesterday for allegedly forging his deceased father’s will, showing himself as the sole heir to the property, worth around Rs 6 crore.

3 injured in clash
Chandigarh, August 7
Three persons were injured in a group clash occurred near bus stop at Khuda Lahora village yesterday.
The police said Harish Pal, a resident of Khuda Jassu, Surjit Singh, a resident of Mohali, and Pardeep Bassi, were injured in the clash and admitted to the PGI.

3 held for theft
Chandigarh, August 7 The police arrested three persons for decamping with household articles after barging into a house in Sector 40. Vivek Sharma lodged a complaint that Surinder Singh, Manjit Kaur and Avtar Singh of Sector 56 barged into his house and decamped with household articles on August 3.


Feroz fires best card in junior golf
Panchkula, August 7
Feroz Singh Garewal of DAV School, Sector 15, shot the best card of the day (five over par 77) as 82 U-17 golfers of the region teed off for the different titles at stake in the second CGA Junior-2010 Golf Circuit at the Panchkula Golf Club here today.

Soccer: DPS script win
Chandigarh, August 7
Delhi Public School, Pinjore, defeated Yadvindra Public School to win the fourth Chairman's Cup Soccer Tournament held at the Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex in Panchkula today.

Modi lads emerge tennis champs
Patiala, August 7
MM Modi College, Patiala, emerged victorious in the Punjabi University Inter-College Table Tennis Championship (Men) at Government College, Roopnagar.
Modi College defeated Punjabi University, Patiala, 3-0.

8 teams for T20 meet
Chandigarh, August 7
Eight cricket teams will participate in the national-level T20 tournament to be held from August 9 at Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Sector 3, Panchkula.
CM-XI, State Bank of Patiala, Service Delhi, LIC JCD, Sirsa, Rana Engineering, ICL and Royal Greater Club will vie for the top honours.


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