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DAV-10 row
No HC relief for Josan
Chandigarh, July 14
Dubbing as unfortunate the Sector-10 DAV College controversy, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today refused to grant relief to under-suspension principal Balbir Chand Josan.

Vehicle thieves’ gang in police net
Mohali, July 14
Punjab DGP PS Gill, Ropar range DIG MF Farooqui and Mohali SSP GPS Bhullar with other police personnel at Mohali on Thursday. Some of the stolen vehicles recovered from the accused are seen in the background In perhaps one of the biggest recoveries in Punjab, the Mohali police today displayed 51 cars, including many luxury vehicles, that had been sold to gullible customers after being lifted.
From right: Punjab DGP PS Gill, Ropar range DIG MF Farooqui and Mohali SSP GPS Bhullar with other police personnel at Mohali on Thursday. Some of the stolen vehicles recovered from the accused are seen in the background. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu


Gymkhana Club manager sacked
Panchkula, July 14
The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) passed orders regarding termination of services of the Gymkhana Club manager SK Kaushal here today.

Businessman defrauded through Internet
Chandigarh, July 14
The cyber crime cell of the Chandigarh Police has recorded the first incident of business fraud using the Internet, in which a local businessman allegedly lost Rs 17.3 lakh to a fraud proposal received in response to his online advertisement for expansion of business. The cyber crime cell forwarded the complaint for legal opinion.

Lakhwinder Singh Man kills neighbour in fit of rage
Zirakpur, July 14
A man murdered his 34-year-old neighbour in a fit of rage over trivial issue at Ambedkar Colony in Dhakoli here this morning. After a minor altercation, the victim was pushed into a dry borewell. He sustained injuries on the head and face.
Lakhwinder Singh



30 more challans for underage driving
Chandigarh, July 14
Continuing its drive to tighten the noose around underage drivers, the Chandigarh Traffic Police today issued 30 challans and impounded 24 vehicles being driven by minors.
Bikers perform stunts at Sector 10 in Chandigarh
WHeelocity: Bikers perform stunts at Sector 10 in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Drowning Victim’s kin allege foul play
Chandigarh, July 14
Even as the police has dubbed the demise of two youths — Ajay Lohlta and Nitin Mokta — in a swimming pool in Sector 23 on June 16 natural death by drowning, Lohlta’s family has claimed foul play as his cell phone contained a picture taken near the swimming pool on the day of the tragedy.

MC sets deadline for pending works
Chandigarh, July 14
The municipal corporation has set the deadline for the completion of various pending works. A decision to this effect was taken at a ward committee meeting (ward Nos. 1 to 5), presided over by MC Mayor Ravinder Pal Singh with the area councillors and officials, here yesterday. They reviewed the status of the projects approved in their areas.

Chief Justice hospitalised
Chandigarh, July 14
Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court, was admitted to the PGI here today. PGI spokesperson Manju Wadwalkar said his condition was stable.

Lawyer Chambers
73 yet to pay licence fee
Chandigarh, July 14
As many as 73 lawyers have not furnished the outstanding licence fee for chambers allotted to them in the district courts. The matter was brought to the notice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court here today. As many as 94 lawyers were initially defaulters in the case.

Mumbai Blasts
Police to sensitise people
Chandigarh, July 14
The UT police will hold meetings with residents’ welfare associations, owners of shopping malls, brokers, BPO owners, school representatives and the like to sensitise them about passing information regarding suspicious activities, abandoned vehicles, articles and other objects to the police at the nearest police station or on telephone No. 100.

Tricity scan

Mess contractors want food rates to be revised
Chandigarh, July 14
Citing increased prices of diesel and cooking gas a reason, Panjab University hostel mess contractors have written a letter to officials concerned.

Rape accused absconding
Mohali: In connection with the case of a married woman being allegedly raped by the president of the NRI Sabha in the Phase VII Industrial Area here yesterday, the police today conducted raids to nab the NRI. DSP (City-I) Raka Ghirra said the suspect was absconding.

Saleem Iqbal weaves magic
Chandigarh, July 14
Ghazal maestro Ustad Saleem Iqbal cast an impressive spell at ‘sham-e-ghazal’ organised by the Indian Council of Cultural Relations in collaboration with the Pracheen Kala Kendra here yesterday.

A volunteer of the flood rescue team from Patiala rehearses an emergency rescue at the Sukhna lake in Chandigarh on Thursday Flood rescue training given to 30
Chandigarh, July 14
A seven-day camp on ‘Flood rescue training’ comprising 30 volunteers from Patiala district concluded at Sukhna Lake here today.

A volunteer of the flood rescue team from Patiala rehearses an emergency rescue at the Sukhna lake in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan


NPS-18 Incident
Education department to conduct inquiry today
Chandigarh, July 14
Taking a suo moto notice of yesterday’s incident at New Public School (NPS-18), Sector 18, where a science teacher hurled a pencil at a Class VIII student hitting him in the eye, the UT education department will conduct a formal inquiry in the incident tomorrow.

Art College-10
Discipline committee finds student guilty
Chandigarh, July 14
Rubbishing the claims of Narinder Jeet Singh, a student, who accused a sculpture teacher, Sumangal Roy of thrashing him, the discipline committee of Government College of Art, Sector 10, has instead held him guilty of attacking the teacher. Barring him from the campus till further orders, the college authorities have summoned his parents before the final decision.

admission fee
ABVP stages protest
Chandigarh, July 14
High drama prevailed at the department of laws yesterday when members of ABVP staged a protest and tried to lock the department in favour of Jitesh Kumar Pandey, who was reportedly denied submission of fee, despite securing admission in the department.


An unauthorised structure being demolished at Ambala Cantonment on Thursday Ambala Cantt MC razes 20 illegal structures
Ambala, July 14
Continuing its demolition drive, the Ambala Cantt Municipal Corporation authorities demolished 20 illegal structures on the railway road today.

An unauthorised structure being demolished at Ambala Cantonment on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Manjit Singh recuperates at the Civil Hospital in Kharar on Thursday Youth Akali leader attacked
Kharar, July 14
Youth Akali Dal leader Jaspinder Singh Lali was attacked outside his office in Green Enclave at Daun village today.
While one person had received serious injuries, Lali suffered bruises. The attackers also fired two rounds of gunshots on Lali. As per the police, Manjit Singh and others were sitting at Lali’s office this afternoon when five persons barged into the office.

Manjit Singh recuperates at the Civil Hospital in Kharar on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

District scan
Ropar faces heat as power lines snap
Ropar, July 14
Ropar district bore the brunt of sweltering summer as transmission lines of Kotla powerhouse got snapped today.


HC issues notice to Centre on Capt Kohli’s death
Chandigarh, July 14
Acting on a petition filed by Capt Sumit Kohli’s sister Namrita for an independent probe into his death a few months after he was awarded the Shaurya Chakra, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued a notice of motion to the Union of India.

Khushpreet Case
Evidence given to defence counsel
Chandigarh, July 14
The local police provided 25 photographs of the crime scene, call details of the accused and statements of witnesses to the counsel for the accused in the Khushpreet murder case at the district courts here today.


Four held for vehicle thefts
Chandigarh, July 14
The police on Tuesday arrested four persons for their involvement in the theft of motor vehicles here.

Truck driver arrested
Chandigarh, July 14
The local police today arrested Mohamed Naseem, a truck driver, after his vehicle hit the wall of a plot, leading to the death of domestic help Uma Dutt.

Additional Advocate-General’s wife booked for trespass, assault
Mohali, July 14
The Mohali Police today booked the wife of Additional Advocate General, Punjab, Nishinderjeet Singh for allegedly trespassing, causing grievous hurt and intimidating Narinder Kaur, a friend of Nishinderjeet, at her house in Sector 67 here yesterday. The accused, Sukhjeet Kaur, had come from Rajpura.

60-yr-old crushed to death
Chandigarh, July 14
A 60-year-old man died when the scooter he was riding on was crushed by a truck near Colony number 5 here this morning.


A badminton camp in progress for the upcoming Badminton World University Games on the PU campus in Chandigarh PU hosts world varsity badminton Camp
Chandigarh, July 14
Adding one more feather in its cap, the Panjab University’s (PU) sports department is hosting a camp for selecting team for the upcoming Badminton World University Games.

A badminton camp in progress for the upcoming Badminton World University Games on the PU campus in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Inter-varsity handball tourney at PU soon
Chandigarh, July14
After hosting the camp of Badminton World University Games, Panjab University (PU) has been awarded to host the inter-university tournaments of handball and softball, by the All-India University (AIU) authorities.

Karanveer, Abhishek to clash in final
Chandigarh, July 14
Vipin got the better of Sagar in the quarterfinal match of the 26th Chandigarh State Sub-Junior Boxing Championship being held at PML SD Public School, Sector 32, here today.

Returning officer for COA poll
Chandigarh, July 14
Col AS Judge has been appointed as the presiding officer-cum-returning officer for the upcoming election of the Chandigarh Olympics Association (COA), to be held on July 16.


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