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Auto fury Dawns on city
Chandigarh, August 6
Three city residents had a harrowing time late last night when they were attacked by occupants of auto-rickshaws for money and valuables.

CITCO hotels slide deeper into the red
Chandigarh, August 6
While on one hand the Chandigarh Industrial Tourism & Development Corp (CITCO) may be patting itself on the back for posting a marginal rise in combined turnover in the first quarter of FY2011-12, the profitability of many of its units has declined. Though the corporation’s revenues in Q1 of this fiscal have risen 1.38 per cent, its major units including Hotel Mountview, Hotel Shivalikview, Hotel Parkview and the Steel Depot recorded a significant fall in profits over the corresponding period last year.


Kidnapping, murder charges framed against three accused 
Chandigarh, August 6
Khushpreet A local court today framed murder and kidnapping charges against three accused in the in the sensational Khushpreet murder case. Additional District and Sessions Judge VP Sirohi framed charges against prime accused Sukhdev Singh, his brother Gurvinder Singh and labourer Nand Kishore. The court framed charges under Sections 302 (murder), 364-A (kidnapping for ransom) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence) of the IPC. All the accused were present in the courtroom when the judge framed charges.


Alert PGI doc spots fake medicine bill
Chandigarh, August 6
In a bizarre case that could eventually lead to the unraveling of a well-oiled scam involving fraudulent medicine bills, an accident victim admitted at PGI on Saturday tried to obtain the signatures of a senior resident of the neurosurgery department on a fake bill of Rs 2.26 lakh generated at the Nehru Hospital’s authorized chemist shop, Super Medico Centre.


Tricity scan




Posh area of P’kula in state of neglect
Panchkula, August 6
The Panchkula Municipal Council has turned a blind eye to the dilapidated condition of civic amenities. Many roads of posh Sector 4 in Mansa Devi Complex present a picture of neglect.
Roads in a dilapidated condition at Mansa Devi Complex, Sector 4, Panchkula. Tribune photos: Nitin Mittal

BKU leader’s claim backfires
Panchkula, August 6
Bhartiya Kisan Union leader Guni Prakash is in soup over allegedly staging a murderous attack on himself at Barwala on July 31. Guni, along with three of his accomplices, had conspired to implicate Ashok, Soni, Randeep, all residents of Pharal village in Kaithal district, and his political opponent Ratanmaan, a resident of Karnal, in a criminal case, alleged the police.

GMADA proposes three new bus routes
Mohali, August 6
Three major routes and 10 to 20 minutes service of local buses have been proposed by the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA), which would cover main parts of Mohali and would also connect the town with Kharar, Landran, Banur and Zirakpur.

Highly charged affair

A call landed at the Police Control Room at 11.55 pm on Friday after a man walking his dog (encircled) suffered an electric shock while crossing a damp patch beside an electricity pole (encircled). A police team arrived at the scene soon after and found leakage of current from the pole. As it approached the official (left) handling the electricity department helpline, after he failed to answer repeated calls made by local residents, the latter dilly-dallied on the matter and refused to give the telephone number of the junior engineer concerned. He contended that streetlights fell in the jurisdiction of the municipal corporation and not the electricity department. After a delay of three hours, the fault was finally rectified at 2.55 am.
Tribune photos: Vinay Malik

Dogra Scouts to scale Mt Kamet
Chandigarh, August 6
The Dogra Scouts is undertaking an expedition to Mt Kamet, the third highest peak in India. The 33-member team includes two soldiers who have scaled Mt Everest and three others who have scaled peaks above 8,000 metres. The team was flagged-off from Chandi Mandir by the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command, Lt Gen SR Ghosh, today. It will commence its trek from the road-head camp on August 10 and subsequently set up five camps en route to the summit. The team will make its first summit bid on September 8. The team members are drawn from a specialised battalion of Army that has carved a niche for itself in the field of mountaineering.

Talent unlimited despite disability
Chandigarh, August 6
Visually impaired students of BA (I) strike a pose at Postgraduate Government College, Sector 11, Chandigarh. Disability is surely not an impediment for talent to blossom. Nearly eight visually impaired students, including two exceptionally talented singers and musicians, have been enrolled in bachelors of arts at Postgraduate Government College, Sector 11. After grabbing a seat in one of the oldest boys’ colleges in the city, it is amazing to see these students being helped out by their seniors in discovering new places on the campus.

Visually impaired students of BA (I) strike a pose at Postgraduate Government College, Sector 11, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari 

Conflict between ideas, thoughts 
Artistes stage a play, ‘Laal Kaner’, at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh,Chandigarh, August 6
Punjabi version of Gurudev RN Tagore’s play “ Laal Kaner” was staged by the Suchetak Rang Manch at the Tagore Theatre here today. The play “Laal Kaner” directed by Anita Sabdeesh revolves around more than 20 characters, compromising professors, religious leaders trying to misguide people in order to shield the king as the common people try to break away from the repression. 

Artistes stage a play, ‘Laal Kaner’, at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal 

7 bakers suffer burn injuries
Panchkula, August 6
Seven workers had a narrow escape with minor burn injuries when edible oil at Bakers Oven in Sector 9 caught fire late last night. The injured, Raj, Karan, Avdhesh, Rajaram, Brijesh and Amit, were discharged from the hospital after the first aid while another injured Vijay was referred to GMCH 32, Chandigarh.


3 injured as members of HSA, SOPU clash
Panchkula, August 6
A few activists of the Hindustan Students Association (HSA) attacked three members of the Students Organisation of Panjab University (SOPU) in Sector 4 here today.


Factory worker commits suicide 
Dera Bassi, August 6
A factory worker reportedly committed suicide at Lalru today. The deceased was identified as Anarole Haq (27), a resident of Dinarpur of West Bengal.


New India Assurance co. told to pay Rs 30,000
Chandigarh, August 6
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed New India Assurance Co Ltd to pay Rs 30,000 as compensation to a Hisar resident for deficiency in service, besides Rs 10,000 as the cost of litigation.

Oriental Insurance penalised Rs 10,000
Chandigarh, August 6
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Oriental Insurance Company to pay Rs 10,000 in compensation to a Sector-41 resident for deficiency in service.

Rs 10,000-fine slapped on ICICI Lombard
Chandigarh, August 6
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed ICICI Lombard General Insurance to pay Rs 10,000 as compensation for mental agony and harassment besides Rs 5,000 as costs of litigation to a Bathinda resident.


Man attacked in road-rage case
Chandigarh, August 6
High drama was witnessed at the traffic intersection between Sector 28 and Industrial Area following an incident of road rage here this morning.

One killed in road mishap
Mohali, August 6
A 20-year-old boy was killed after his motorcycle rammed into a stationary tempo parked near 3B2 traffic lights last night. The deceased was identified as Sukhvinder Singh, a resident of Ropar.


Players vie for the ball during a football match in Chandigarh GMHS-36 lift U-17 football trophy
Chandigarh, August 6
Government Model High School (GMSH-36), Sector 36, proved their mettle by lifting the Under-17 boys’ football trophy after thrashing Saupin’s School, Sector 32, 6-0 in the football tournament organised by the UT education department here today.

Players vie for the ball during a football match in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Karnataka pile up 402 runs 
Chandigarh, August 6
Karnataka President’s XI and Punjab were evenly poised in the second league match of the Shafi Darshah Trophy Tournament as Karnataka batsmen piled up 402 runs on a flat surface. At the close of the third day’s play, Punjab had made a suitable reply by notching up 119 for the loss of one wicket. Punjab opened their innings with Sarul Kanwar and Karan Goel putting up 60 runs for the opening partnership before Kanwar was stumped for a quick fire 49. Karan Goel unbeaten 35 and skipper Uday Kaul unbeaten 33 were at the crease at the close of the play. Punjab need 284 runs for the vital first innings lead on the last day of the match.

India disqualified as two ‘sleepy’ amateurs arrive late
Chandigarh, August 6
Ashbeer Saini of Kapurthala and Bangalore’s Udyan Mane, comprising team India for the 64th Singapore Open Amateur Golf Championship, made an unceremonious exit from the premier event when they reached the venue, Seletar Country Club, Singapore, so late that the organisers had to disqualify the team.

GC-11, 3 BRD Air Force share honours
Chandigarh, August 6
PG Government College for Men, Sector 11, and 3 Base Repair Depot Air Force shared honours today by playing a one-one draw in the inaugural Chandigarh Institutional Football League being held at the football stadium in Sector 17 here.



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