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Student attacked outside Sec-10 DAV College
Chandigarh, June 28
Student politics raised its ugly head once again as a 22-year-old student of DAV College was attacked with swords and baseball bats in front of the college gate at Sector 10 here today.

(Top Left) The victim with his father.The damaged Balero car.(Right) DAV College wears a deserted look. Tribune photos: Manoj Mahajan


Student politics, outsiders, violence — DAV-10 has it all
Chandigarh, June 28
One of the sought-after local colleges for admission, DAV College, Sector 10, has become a hotbed of violence among student groups. The college is home to outsiders from different areas in adjoining states, who are camping here in support of potential candidates for student elections, to be held in September.

Retail diesel sales plunge after price hike
Chandigarh, June 28
Sale of diesel at fuel stations in the city have fallen drastically following the recent hike in its price by Rs 3. Local fuel dealers claimed the dip was as high as 40 per cent.

Car knocks down woman

Freewheeling A car rests on a median after it hit a woman on the road separating Sectors 27 and 30 in Chandigarh on Tuesday. The woman was injured in the accident and was taken to a hospital.
Freewheeling A car rests on a median after it hit a woman on the road separating Sectors 27 and 30 in Chandigarh on Tuesday. The woman was injured in the accident and was taken to a hospital. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Minor raped, two held
Panchkula, June 28
In a bizarre incident, a 15-year-old class X student of a private school here was allegedly kidnapped and raped by two youths. The victim’s elder brother knew the accused.On the complaint of the victim’s father, the police arrested the accused, identified as Sahil Puri, a resident of Sector 2 and first-year mechanical engineering student of a Baddi-based private university, and Marshal Arora, a resident of NAC, Mani Majra, and a BA first-year student of a private college in Chandigarh.

All talk, no walk for MC committees
Chandigarh, June 28
It appears that representatives elected to the municipal corporation (MC), who have been vocal on the floor of the House in airing problems about civic amenities, do not believe in action on the ground.


Secretaries’ panel to have say in master plans of border states
Chandigarh, June 28
With a view to checking haphazard constructions in Chandigarh and its periphery, a committee comprising urban development secretaries of Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana will make recommendations in the master plans of the respective states.

Burning of patient a freak accident: PGI
Chandigarh, June 28
Even as the PGI today termed the partial burn of Ghinder Singh, a patient, during treatment a freak accident, the incident has put a question mark over the preparedness of the PGI staff during such exigencies.

Conference of IAF commanders ends
Chandigarh, June 28
To review the ongoing training procedures in the IAF and evaluate emerging training concepts, a two-day conference of TETTRA school commanders concluded at the Air Force High Grounds near here today. IAF officers at the training commanders conference at the Air Force High Grounds near Chandigarh on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Indoor facility at Spinal Centre awaits inauguration
Mohali, June 28
The Regional Spinal Injuries Centre (RSIC) at Sector 70, which is providing medical help only to outdoor patients, awaits inauguration to make the indoor facility functional for the critical patients.

After the shots Actor Salman Khan with producer Atul Agnihotri after the shooting of their film ‘Bodygaurd’ in Patiala on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Vocalist Pt Yashpaul casts spell
Chandigarh, June 28
Undeniably the most prolific and versatile classical vocalist of Agra ghrana, Pandit Yashpaul enraptured the music lovers in a special music soiree organised by the Chandigarh Senior Citizens Association at Bal Bhawan here today.

Over 1.14 lakh kids immunised
Chandigarh, June 28
At least 1,14,829 children were immunised during the three-day pulse polio drive that concluded here today.

Two realty firms directed to pay Rs 7.5 lakh to client
Chandigarh, June 28
The UT Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum has directed Chandigarh Overseas Pvt Ltd and Green Field Sites Management to pay Rs 7.5 lakh jointly to a city resident under the “buyback option” offered to him for a unit in Fashion Technology Park.

CHB told to refund excess payment, pay Rs 10,000 in compensation
Chandigarh, June 28
The UT Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum has directed the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) to refund the excess amount charged from a city resident for the allotment of a plot in Sector 45 A on hire-purchase basis.

HUDA told to ensure enough space for ‘anganwaris’
Panchkula, June 28
Haryana financial commissioner and principal secretary of the women & and child development department Shakuntla Jakhu has instructed the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) to provide adequate space for nine ‘anganwaris’ in Azad colony in dwelling units constructed under the first phase of the Ashiana housing scheme, where they are planned to be shifted, as well as ensure optimum facilities for children.

Fortis is the best hospital, say patient, staff
Mohali, June 28
Prem Suri (73), one of the most serious and longest staying patients at Fortis Hospital, Mohali, shared her personal experience during a special event organised by the hospital management, as a part of its 10th anniversary celebrations, here today.

One killed, three critically hurt as truck hits tree
Panchkula, June 28
A man was killed and four other people were injured after a truck rammed into a tree near Naggal village in Bawala on NH-73 in the wee hours on Tuesday. The deceased has been identified as Somnath, 36, a resident of Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh. After a post mortem was conducted his body was handed over to his family members.

Meeting reviews progress of grants to weaker sections
Chandigarh, June 28
A meeting of the board of directors of the Chandigarh Scheduled Castes, Backward Classes and Minorities Financial and Development Corporation Limited and the Chandigarh Child and Women Development Corporation of the Department of Social Welfare, UT, was held here today under the chairmanship of the Home Secretary-cum-Secretary (Social Welfare) Ram Niwas.

Chandigarh SCAN


20,708 kids of migrants get polio drops
Patiala, June 28
The three-day pulse polio drive organised by health department for migrant children has been extended for one day, as nothing much could be done on Sunday due to bad weather.

Appointmentof teachers in Punjabi sought
Kalka, June 28
Due to the negligent attitude of the education department, various posts of Punjabi lecturers have been lying vacant in schools of Panchkula district from the past long time. This is despite of the fact that Punjabi has been given status of second language in the state.

MLA distributes grants
Dera Bassi, June 28
MLA Jasjit Singh Bunny distributed Rs 22 lakh to the panchyats of six villages in Lalru for various development works.

1 booked for molesting7-yr-old
Patiala, June 28
The police has registered a case against a person for molesting a 7-year-old girl at Civil Lines Police Station.The police said the accused Nanak Singh, a resident of Ajnali village in Mandi Gobindgarh, was admitted to Government Rajindra Hospital and on Monday night he allegedly tried to molest a girl at the hospital.

1 held with opium
Patiala, June 28
The city police has arrested a person, identified as Ramesh Kumar, hailing from Patna, Bihar, and recovered 500 grams of opium from his possession.

Breaches in Bhakra Canal plugged
Bassi Pathana, June 28
Irrigation department personnel repair breaches in the Bhakra Canal near Bassi Pathana on Tuesday. The recent breaches in Bhakra Canal near here were repaired and plugged today by irrigation department officials after the publication of the news item in this regard in these columns. The embankment of Bhakra Canal was also strengthened by putting sand bags along it.

Irrigation department personnel repair breaches in the Bhakra Canal near Bassi Pathana on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Member of car lifters’ gang held
Kharar, June 28
The CIA staff today arrested the fourth member of a car lifters’ gang on information provided by the three gang members arrested earlier.

Youth succumbs to burn injuries at PGI
Kalka, June 28
Kuldeep Singh, alias Ladi, a youth of Bhima Devi Colony, Pinjore, who had sustained severe burn injuries yesterday, succumbed to his burn injuries today at the PGI, Chandigarh. The family sources confirmed that he breathed his last at 2 pm. Kuldeep had sustained serious injuries while preparing tea on stove at his place when all the family members had gone to attend some wedding function.Suddenly, his clothes caught fire.

BSP workers stage protest against price rise
BSP workers take out a rally against price hike at Giani Zail Singh Nagar in Ropar on Tuesday.Ropar, June 28
BJP-SAD and BSP held protest against inflation at different places today.While SAD-BJP sat on dharna at old bus stand near petrol pump condemning the Central government for increasing the prices of fuel and essential commodities. For around an hour, the party workers raised slogans and demanded roll back of prices.

BSP workers take out a rally against price hike at Giani Zail Singh Nagar in Ropar on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph


HC: Custodial quizzing a must
Chandigarh, June 28
Holding that human trafficking was “eating the society as white ant”, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has ruled in favour of custodial interrogation in such cases.

Mother of extortion accused gets interim bail
Chandigarh, June 28
A vacation Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today granted interim bail to Jagdeep Kaur, mother of extortion accused Simarjot Singh. She has been asked to join the investigation in the case when required.

Five accused produced in court
Panchkula, June 28
The five accused in the Berkeley car robbery case were produced in a local court here today. The court sent them to judicial custody at Central Jail in Ambala.


Windowpanes of 2 cars smashed
Chandigarh, June 28
Some unidentified miscreants smashed windowpanes of two cars parked at a house in Sector 19 here last night.

acts of vandalism The windowpanes of a Hyundai i10 and a Honda CRV that were damaged by some miscreants at Sector 19 in Chandigarh on Monday night. TRIBUNE PHOTOs: S CHANDAN

Jewellery worth Rs 8 lakh stolen from car
Chandigarh, June 28
A bag containing gold and diamond jewellery worth Rs 8 lakh and Rs 20,000 in cash were allegedly stolen from a Santro car parked in the Sector-8 market here this evening. 

5 held for immoral trafficking
Chandigarh, June 28
The police arrested five persons, including a pimp and four girls, on charges of immoral trafficking near Hotel Parkview late last night. The police arrested Harish, a Mohali resident, along with four girls. The police said they had received a tip-off that a person was coming to Hotel Parkview along with four girls.



WAC thrash EAC 4-1
Players chase the ball during the Air Force Hockey Championship at the 3BRD Air Force Station in Chandigarh Chandigarh, June 28
Western Air Command (WAC) got the better of Eastern Air Command (EAC) during the Air Force Hockey Championship being held at 3BRD Air Force Station here today.In the first match of the day, WAC thrashed EAC by 4-1.Major Singh of WAC drew the first blood after converting the penalty corner into the first goal of the match, but GS Negi from EAC strike the plank to score the equaliser in the 40th minute.

Players chase the ball during the Air Force Hockey Championship at the 3BRD Air Force Station in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Ajay, Ankit script Panchkula win
Panchkula, June 28
A brilliant ton stand between Ajay Duhan (84) and skipper Ankit Gupta (30) helped Panchkula defeat Ambala in the Haryana State Inter-District Cricket (U-19) Championship being held at the JR Institute of Cricket Technology here today.

Sec-23 swimming pool to reopen today
The swimming pool at the coaching centre, Sector 23, ChandigarhChandigarh, June 28
After the recent drowning incident of two youths at the Swimming Coaching Centre pool, Sector 23, the authorities would reopen the pool tomorrow for its members.The authorities have decided to reopen the pool after 13 days of the incident. Reportedly, two youths drowned in the swimming pool after jumping the boundary wall on June 17 during late night hours.

The swimming pool at the coaching centre, Sector 23, Chandigarh. A Tribune photograph

Tarundeep, Arjun share lead in junior golf
Chandigarh, June 28
Tarundeep Chadha of Chandigarh fired two over par 72 card to share the lead with Arjun Singh in the A category of the Usha Junior Amateur Golf Championship that got under way on the par-70 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club here today.

Stepping Stones beat DP Azad academy
Chandigarh, June 28
Stepping Stones Cricket Academy defeated DP Azad Cricket Academy Red during the ongoing St Stephen’s Junior Cricket (U-12) Championship being held at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, here today. Earlier, while batting first, Stepping Stones set a target of 108 runs in the allotted 25 overs. Nikhil topped the score chart for the team with his 23-run contribution. For the bowling side, Ritik Shukla took two for 14.



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