Top stories | Community | Education
Neighbourhood | Crime | Sports


Life term for Neki, paramour
Sukhwinder SinghMohali, June 6
The Mohali district and sessions court today sentenced Neki Nalwa and her paramour Himmat Singh, alias Brandy, to life imprisonment for killing her husband Sukhwinder Singh. In the jampacked courtroom, Additional Sessions Judge RS Rai pronounced the life term and imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 each on them.

Brandy and Neki Nalwa at the Mohali district courts.
Brandy and Neki Nalwa at the Mohali district courts. Tribune photos: Vicky Gharu


Victim's father wants life term till death
Will appeal in High Court

Jinxed, Panchkula police looks heavenward
Plans to organise havan to remove ‘ill-omen’ plaguing Sector 14 station
Panchkula, June 6
In an effort to "remove ill-omen", the staff at the Sector 14 police station are planning to organise a havan. The reason: two of its Station House Officers (SHOs) have either been suspended or sent to the Police Lines while another Additional SHO has lost Rs 53,500 by way of ATM card cloning.

Four burglaries in Sector 27
No let-up in cases of theft
Chandigarh, June 6
Four booths were burgled in Sector 27 here last night. The thefts occurred merely two days after five booths in Sector 16 were burgled. The police has its hands full with 680 cases of theft, burglary and vehicle theft already registered this year. Owners of four SCOs in Sector 27 had a harrowing time this morning when they discovered that the locks of their shops were broken.

The police inspects a shop that was burgled in Chandigarh on Tuesday night. Tribune photos: Manoj Mahajan

Records damaged in fire at Haryana industry dept
Chandigarh, June 6 
The information technology section of the Haryana industry department, which is located on the first floor of the 30 bays building, Sector 17, was gutted last night. A watchman alerted the fire department at 12.30 am and six fire engines were sent immediately to douse the fire.

An employee tries to salvage records after a fire broke out in the IT section of the Haryana industry department in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Notices issued to hotels
Chandigarh, June 6
About 100 notices have been issued to restaurant and hotel owners of Sectors 26, 34, 35 and 43 for major violations in fire safety norms. Sources said during a drive undertaken by the fire department, not a single restaurant was found well-equipped with fire safety measures.

MC house tax committee to meet tomorrow
Implementation of proposal turns into bone of contention within party
Chandigarh, June 6
The implementation of the proposal on house tax by the municipal corporation (MC) has become a bone of contention within the Congress. Congress councillor and house tax committee chairman Satprakash Aggarwal is proposing imposition, with exemption to owners of small houses.


Chandigarh Scan
'Dreaming trees'
For allowing the concept of a greener Chandigarh to grow on residents, the UT State Legal Services Authority has come up with a unique green initiative. It has christened two trees near the fountain at the Sector-17 plaza 'dreaming trees'. On the World Environment Day, visitors to Sector 17 were invited to make a wish. They were asked to tie a green band around the trees.

Admn to conduct survey
Will upgrade infrastructure to meet demand for power
Chandigarh, June 6
After witnessing the massive problem of overloading, resulting in frequent breakdowns, the UT Administration has, for the first time, decided to conduct a survey from the power grid to upgrade infrastructure to meet the ever-increasing power demand. The survey will also focus on the requirement of infrastructure in the next 20 years.

A view of 'kundi' connections from a transformer at the Industrial Area in Chandigarh. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

No respite from power cuts
Chandigarh, June 6
Residents witnessed unscheduled power cuts again last night and thid afternoon. Residents of Sectors 29, 23 and 30, Mani Majra, Dhanas and Daria faced power cuts.

Fun time: Children beat the heat during a summer workshop at a school in Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Tubewell non-functional for six months
Commissioner gives two days time to authorities to fix the matter
Mohali, June 6
Machinery installed for pumping water from a tubewell in Phase III B 1 here mysteriously vanished that too at a time when residents are facing water crisis. Both the agencies - the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) and the Water Supply and Sanitation Wing, which works under the Municipal Corporation-do not know the whereabouts of the machinery and are blaming each other for the disappearance.

Viewing rare celestial event:
Students watch the trek of the Venus across the Sun through a telescope at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan
Pipe bursts, authorities unmoved: The view of a road stretch carpeted recently, which has been damaged due to the accumulation of water, at Phase II of the Industrial Area in Chandigarh.
Pipe bursts, authorities unmoved: The view of a road stretch carpeted recently, which has been damaged due to the accumulation of water, at Phase II of the Industrial Area in Chandigarh. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

DTP held hostage by residents of Manav Colony
Panchkula, June 6
Irked over the video-graphing of their houses, the residents of Manav Colony near Saketri today held District Town Planner (DTP) and his team hostage for about one and a half hours.

28 police officials promoted, over 10 transferred
Chandigarh, June 6
In a major reshuffle in the UT police, over 10 inspectors were transferred and another 28 officials promoted today. Seven sub-inspectors were promoted to the rank of inspector.

High drama over dowry
Panchkula, June 6
There was high drama at Sector 8 here as a family allegedly refused entry to their daughter-in-law last evening. The ruckus started as soon as a family from Ludhiana, reportedly having a business in coalmines across the country, arrived in the area to drop their daughter.

Dispute ends in compromise
Security guard, housing society member withdraw complaints
Panchkula, June 6
Four days after a security guard posted at a housing society in the Mansa Devi Complex (MDC) reportedly received threatening telephone calls, both parties arrived at a compromise here yesterday.

MHA extends two officials' tenure
Chandigarh, June 6
The UT Administration, facing shortage of senior officials, has got relief as the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has agreed to extend the tenure of two officials, CITCO MD DK Tiwari and municipal corporation Additional Commissioner Sunil Bhatia.

BJP team meets CHB chairman
Wants need-based changes in houses regularised, notices withdrawn
Chandigarh, June 6
Former MP Satya Pal Jain and BJP councillor Davesh Moudgil have urged the UT Administration to regularise need-based changes in houses allotted by the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) in various parts of the city.

Defence pension info goes online
Chandigarh, June 6
Veterans will now be able to get instant information on the quantum of pension they are entitled to. The Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA) has launched an online system that enable them determine their exact pension.


Govt Schools
Class XI admissions begin tomorrow
Chandigarh, June 6
City government schools will finally start the admission process for class XI from June 8. Having been a success for last two years, the online counselling or seat allocation would continue this year as well to ensure transparency in admissions. However, former DPI Sandeep Hans' plans to have online registrations have apparently not materialised. Although students can download and fill the form online, they will have to submit it at centres set up in six different schools. The students downloading the online form will have to also buy a prospectus worth Rs120, and registration form attached to it has to be submitted at the specified centres.

UIET students develop networking website
Chandigarh, June 6
Students of Panjab University's University Institute of Engineering and Technology have come up with an innovative project. They have developed an online network (www.KedderWolf.com) for interaction between professional students undergoing trainings, doing major or minor projects or research, and collaborating in groups in any field. The portal will help the students, teachers and technocrats from different colleges and companies for working on similar projects.

Teachers demand end to supervising construction jobs in govt schools
Panchkula, June 6
The demand for a separate engineering wing in the education department for supervising the construction of buildings, rooms and kitchens in government schools is being raised by the education fraternity.

Reappear exams
SOPU submits memorandum to VC
SOPU members come out of the VC’s office after submitting a memorandum at Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.Chandigarh, June 6
Students’ Organisation of Panjab University (SOPU) submitted a memorandum to the Vice-Chancellor regarding the way in which the re-appear exam of the students of science departments (Hons School) and UIET will be conducted in July-August this year.

SOPU members come out of the VC’s office after submitting a memorandum at Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: S. Chandan

PU reverts decision to reshuffle wardens
Chandigarh, June 6
Acting on the representation made by the hostel wardens with regard to the recent shuffling, the Panjab University authorities today decided to restore the wardens to their previous hostels.

Conclave to mark 50 years of challenges in distant education
Chandigarh, June 6
To mark 50 years of challenges in distance education, the University School of Open Learning today organised a national conclave of directors and CEOs of open and distance education institutes. The event was inaugurated by the Minister of Education, Punjab, S Sikander Singh Maluka.


Congress candidates shift loyalty
Patiala, June 6
With the three Congress candidates pulling themselves out from the poll fray, many eyebrows within the Congress are raised over the selection of candidates made by the screening committee of the party.

Amarinder to campaign in Patiala today
Patiala, June 6
With just two-days left for the election campaign in Patiala to conclude, the Congress leaders have finally started to campaign in all the 50 municipal wards of the city.

It’s a dry day for some Patiala areas
Patiala, June 6
It would be a dry day in some of the areas of Patiala district as elections for the Ghanaur, Sanaur and Ghagga gram panchayats and by-election in Nabha Municipal Council are scheduled to be hold on June 7 and 10 respectively. The Patiala District Magistrate, GK Singh, has issued orders for the prohibition on the sale and serving of liquor.

Policeman kills wife
Dera Bassi, June 6
The police has been raiding various places to nab the police officer who allegedly killed his wife on Tuesday evening. The accused, Gurvishal Singh, was a senior assistant in police headquarters, Chandigarh. He allegedly killed his wife with a sharp-edge weapon in his house situated at Balajinagar. The victim was found wounded at five or six places on her body.

Ornament snatched
Ambala, June 6
Two youths snatched the ‘mangalsutra’ of a woman at Defense Colony, near Ambala Cantonment, last night. The police registered a case.


2 held with smuggled whisky, intoxicants
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 6
The local police has seized 1,000 intoxicant tablets, 500 capsules and 24 bottles of smuggled liquor from two persons.

Sonepat resident held with pistol
Wanted to kill his sister-in-law
Panchkula, June 6
Jai Bhagwan, a native of Sonepat, who was nabbed by the Panchkula police with a country-made pistol and a live cartridge in Sector 12 recently, wanted to kill his sister-in-law.


Jalandhar beat Mohali by innings
A batsman strikes the ball during a match at Dhruv Pandav Stadium in Patiala Abhishek Gupta hits triple ton in inter-district tournament
Chandigarh, June 6
Jalandhar beat Mohali by an innings and 78 runs with the help of a triple-ton by Abhishek Gupta in the ongoing Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament for Boys (U-22) held at Burlton Park, Jalandhar, today.

A batsman strikes the ball during a match at Dhruv Pandav Stadium in Patiala on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Punjab pace bowlers in Asia Cup
Mohali, June 6
Punjab's young pace bowlers Sandeep Sharma (Patiala) and Kamal Passi (Amritsar) have joined the local lad Manan Vohra in the Indian (U-19) cricket team for the Asia Cup to be held in Malaysia from June 23.

Abhimanyu to lead city in U-15 cricket tourney
Chandigarh, June 6
Batsman Abhimanyu Bhardwaj will lead the Chandigarh cricket team for boys (U-15) in the upcoming 16th All-India Chaudhary Ranbir Singh Hooda Day and Night League Cricket Championship for boys (U-15) to be started tomorrow.

Golf camp for young players
Chandigarh, June 6
The Chandigarh Golf Association (CGA) is organising a golf summer camp for the junior level golfers from June 15 to 25 at the golf ranges here. The camp will be held from 9 to 10.30 am. During the camp, young golfers will be taught basics of the game under the supervision of Mahesh Kumar (Class-A Teaching Professional). Besides training them in golf swing, and chipping and putting, a competition for chipping and putting will be held.

pgti championship
Local golfer makes mark
Chandigarh, June 6
Local golfer Ranjit Singh has made it to the second place in the ongoing PGTI Youth Championship, being played at the Golden Greens Golf and Country Club, Gurgaon.


HOME PAGE | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Letters | Chandigarh | Ludhiana | Delhi |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | E-mail |