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Suspect didn’t know IAS couple’s daughter
Simarjeet Singh in police custody at the Sector 26 police station in Chandigarh on Friday.Chandigarh, June 10
Preliminary interrogation by the police of Simarjot Singh, 20, who was arrested on Thursday for blackmailing an IAS officer couple, Shashi and Sunil Kumar Gulati, has prima facie revealed he did not know their deceased daughter, Anandi.

NABBED Accused Simarjeet Singh in police custody at the Sector 26 police station in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Govt schools sell unprecedented 7,000 forms on Day 1
Chandigarh, June 10
It’s not just the Class X or XII CBSE results, UT government schools seemed to have outdone their private counterparts even in Class XI admissions. Selling an unprecedented around 7,000 forms on the very first day, the schools surely top the list of admission seekers who seem to have preferred them to swanky classrooms and ‘hi-tech’ education.


Parsvnath, CHB directed to compensate complainants
Chandigarh, June 10
Disposing of six complaints, the UT Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission has directed Parsvnath Developers and the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) to refund the amount deposited by the complainants along with interest and asked the developers to pay a compensation of Rs 107.60 per sq metre of the super area of the unit per month to them for not offering them the built-up flats within three years.

Punjab BSNL gives RCom seven days to pay dues
Chandigarh, June 10
The seven-year-old standoff between state-owned telecom firm Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (Punjab circle) and private telecom major Reliance Communications Ltd over nonpayment of interconnection usage charges (IUC) of Rs 2.87 crore has reached a decisive stage with the former threatening to encash its bank guarantees worth Rs 3 crore to recover the dues.

35-year-old man sets himself a fire
The victim’s body being taken to an ambulance at Phase X, Mohali, on Friday.Mohali, June 10
A 35-year-old employee at a sweets shop in Phase X here allegedly committed suicide by immolating himself late this evening. The victim, who used to prepare samosas at the shop, went to the second floor and set himself ablaze after pouring kerosene in a toilet of the shop.

The victim’s body being taken to an ambulance at Phase X, Mohali, on Friday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

UT denies stay on appointment of conductors
Chandigarh, June 10
Denying that a stay had been granted on the appointment of CTU bus conductors, standing counsel for the UT, Arvind Moudgil, said no stay was granted vide order dated May 20.


Part of service road on Chandigarh-Ambala highway sinks
Barricades placed on the newly built service road, which had sunk, along the Chandigarh-Ambala highway.Zirakpur, June 10
A portion of a newly constructed service road on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway sank here today. The traffic police cordoned off the road by putting up barricades. The road was closed for heavy vehicles.

Barricades placed on the newly built service road, which had sunk, along the Chandigarh-Ambala highway. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Tricity Scan
A delegation of the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal headed by its president Diwakar Sahoonja on Friday called on Ram Niwas, Chief Administrator, with a formal request to keep shops open on Sunday. The adverse impact on small and medium enterprises of markets, particularly of Sectors 17 and 22, was fall in revenue collections.

PUSU demands inquiry 
PUSU members argue with police and security officials as they stage a dharna in front of the VC office at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Friday.Chandigarh, June 10
Representatives of the Panjab University Student Union (Sukhjit faction) protested outside the Vice-Chancellor’s office today, demanding an inquiry into the incident where Sukhjit Brar was allegedly attacked.

PUSU members argue with police and security officials as they stage a dharna in front of the VC office at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Art fraternity pays tributes to MF Hussain
Chandigarh, June 10
“Bichhra kuchh iss terah se ke rutt hi badal gyi/ Ikk shaks sarre shehar ko veerana kerr gya”. The Urdu couplet is the authentic summation of the sentiments expressed by art fraternity at a condolence meeting organised by the Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi to pay tributes to MF Hussain here today.

Punjabi scholar Dr Harnam Singh Shan passes away
Harnam Singh Shan Chandigarh, June 10
The entire literary fraternity of the region has plunged into gloomy despair after learning about the demise of the city-based scholar of international eminence, Dr Harnam Singh Shan (88), at his sector 16 residence here yesterday after a brief illness. He had returned after an eight-month tour of the US last month.

Harnam Singh Shan 

Presentation on breast, cervix cancer
Chandigarh, June 10
Panjab University Vice-Chancellor RC Sobti inaugurated a special audio/visual presentation on breast and cervix cancer at the Senate Hall here on Friday. Dr Firuza Patel, professor (radiotherapy), PGI, Chandigarh, gave the presentation.

Ghazal soiree mesmerises audience
Chandigarh, June 10
The city elite art aficionados were treated with a traditional classical ghazal spell by noted ghazal and Sufi maestro, Prof GS Sehgal in a special programme veritably titled “Andaaz-e-Ghazal”, organised by the Pracheen Kala Kendra here today.


Jeweller-turned-robber arrested with 3 others
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 10
A Sirhind-based jeweller has been arrested for committing robberies with five others near here today.

Undertrial flees from police custody
Ambala, June 10
An undertrial lodged in Ambala Central Jail managed to flee from the police custody this morning. The police said Shiv Kumar, who was booked in a criminal case, had asked the jail officials to take him to a hospital as he was not feeling well. Following which he was admitted in the Civil Hospital at Ambala City.

DC inspects development work
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 10
Fatehgarh Sahib Deputy Commissioner Yashvir Mahajan today stated that out of the total amount received by the district under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), Rs 8.23 crore had been spent on various development projects.

Midday meal cooks demand increase in salary
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 10
The Democratic Midday Meal Cook Front today held a protest in front of the district administration in support of their demands.

11-yr-old girl missing
Morinda, June 10
Eleven-year-old Chandni, daughter of tea-vendor Bashir, has gone missing since June 4.


Taneja Developers told to refund Rs12 lakh
Chandigarh, June 10
The UT Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Taneja Developers to refund Rs 12 lakh to an assistant professor with the Panjab University for not allotting her the plot for which she had paid within the stipulated time of 12 months. The forum also directed the developer to pay Rs 7,000 as costs of litigation.

HC for 24-hr working at 8 railway sheds
Chandigarh, June 10
In a significant judgment, a division bench of the Punjab and Haryana HC has upheld the Northern Railways’ decision to have 24 hours working at eight of its sheds for carrying out the harvest to different parts of the country each year from April to October. Some of the sheds are in Ambala and Ferozepur divisions.

House building society told to refund cost of flat
Mohali, June 10
Holding Pancham Cooperative House Building Society Ltd, Sector 68, responsible for deficiency in services, the Mohali District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the society to refund Rs 9,16,500 to an allottee as the cost of a flat.


Travel agent held on fraud charge
Zirakpur, June 10
The Zirakpur police today arrested a travel agent for duping a resident of Chandigarh. The accused has been identified as Sandeep Singh, a resident of Ferozepore and presently residing in a rented accommodation at New Generation Apartment, who runs his office opposite Sekhon Marriage Palace, Neelkanth Complex, Ist floor, Zirakpur-Panchkula highway.

Cyclist killed in accident
Zirakpur, June 10
A 22-year-old cyclist died after being hit by an unknown vehicle near Shagun Hotel on the Panchkula-Zirakpur highway late last night. The deceased was identified as Mewa Lal, a resident of Lohgarh village.

Motorcyclist killed in road mishap
Chandigarh, June 10
Devinder, a resident of Sector 20, was killed when a four-wheeler hit him near the light points of Sectors 49 and 50 last night.


Amritsar lift trophy
 A match in progress at the PCA Stadium, Mohali.Chandigarh, June 10
Amritsar team lifted the Dhruv Pandove (U-19) Cricket Trophy by defeating Mohali in a four-day final held at the PCA stadium in Mohali here. Making it a one-sided affair, Amritsar outplayed the opponents on the basis of first innings lead of 171 runs.

in action
A match in progress at the PCA Stadium, Mohali. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

City’s Sujjan lifts golf trophy
Chandigarh, June 10
Sujjan Singh has done it again. The 30-year-old city golfer, who created history by finishing tied fifth in the Avantha Master European Tour event in February, clinched the PGTI Players Championship on the par-72 greens of the Oxford Golf and Country Club in Pune today.

Winners of the tennis tournament in a jubilant mood at Yadavindra Public School, Mohali, on Friday. Abhay clinches tennis title
Chandigarh, June 10
In a tough three-set clash Abhay Sarma defeated Aniket Khosa to win the boys (U-12) category of the CLTA-YPS Open Tennis Tournament held at Yadavindra Public School, Mohali, here today.

Winners of the tennis tournament in a jubilant mood at Yadavindra Public School, Mohali, on Friday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

LIC Cricket Academy in final
Chandigarh, June 10
LIC Cricket Academy defeated DP Azad Cricket Academy to move into the final of the ongoing LIC Challenger Cricket (U-16) Trophy Tournament being held at Government Model School, Sector 26, here.

Easy win for Saupin’s in cricket
Chandigarh, June 10
Saupin’s School, Sector 32, defeated Rider Club, Kharar, in the ongoing third Ashok Vij Memorial Cricket (U-15) Tournament being held at Banyan Tree School, Sector 48, here.

Six budding skaters set record
Panchkula, June 10
Six budding skaters set a new record of covering a distance of 720km in 31 hours at Shivganga Roller Skating Club. Rekhansh Ram Pal Sharma of Bhawan Vidyalaya, Anuj Sud of Gurukul School, Shubham Aggarwal of DC Model School, Anshul Sood of Bhawan Vidyalaya, Ayushi Aggarwal of DC Model School, Aneesh Sood of Gurukul School took part in the “Continuous Speed Skating Marathon”.


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