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SP (vigilance), 4 others booked
Mohali, August 18
A file photo of Ranjeet Singh A Superintendent of Police of the Punjab Vigilance Bureau and four others have been booked in connection with the suicide of an Excise and Taxation Officer (ETO). The ETO had committed suicide on April 11 last year. SSP Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said today that a case was registered on the directions of the state government.
A file photo of Ranjeet Singh

Injured girl still unconscious
Chandigarh, August 18
Pooja (16), who sustained grievous injuries on her head and arm after being hit by a CTU bus on Friday, continues to battle for life lying unconscious for over 24 hours at the PGI Advanced Trauma Centre.


CTU's low-floor buses ‘jinxed’ 
Chandigarh: The low-floor buses introduced by the CTU have again come under the scanner following yesterday's accident. A school student was critically injured and is battling for life in the PGI.

Former MLA’s wife robbed of gold jewellery
Chandigarh, August 18
In a broad daylight robbery, two armed youths took away valuables from the wife of an ex-MLA of Rajpura (Punjab) after holding her hostage at her house in Sector 28 this morning.

Erring driver absconding
Panchkula, August 18
The erring driver in a PCR vehicle (encircled) being taken to General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula, on Friday. The SHO’s driver, Nachhatar Singh, who had reportedly killed an auto driver and injured three others in a road accident near Sector 25, is at large. Though after the accident, the driver was seen being driven to the Sector 6 General Hospital in a PCR vehicle, the Panchkula police today however claimed that he was not traceable. Sources said the police was trying to shield the erring driver till the things settled down.

The erring driver in a PCR vehicle (encircled) being taken to General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula, on Friday. A Tribune photograph



When city’s beauty almost made it
Chandigarh, August 18
Miss Australia Jessica Kahawaty, Miss India Vanya Mishra and Miss Mexico Mariana Reynoso pose during the Miss World 2012 final ceremony at Dongsheng Stadium in the inner Mongolian city of Ordos. For Vanya Mishra, life has just begun, something from a dream sequence where lives Priyanka Chopra in the corner of her heart. The year was 2000 when ‘Piggy Chopps’ made it to the Miss World at the Millennium Dome in London. Then just 8, Vanya let it be known to her family at their Sector 19 residence that she would one day get home the crown.

Miss Australia Jessica Kahawaty, Miss India Vanya Mishra and Miss Mexico Mariana Reynoso pose during the Miss World 2012 final ceremony at Dongsheng Stadium in the inner Mongolian city of Ordos. — AFP

Panel puts inquiry on hold, seeks legal opinion
Chandigarh, August 18
Anupama’s parents’ decision to move the Consumer Court against the PGI, has cast its shadow on the external probe committee’s inquiry. The committee today put on hold the inquiry awaiting legal opinion on the matter.

1.6 lakh passenger trips expected on Corridor-I per day
Chandigarh, August 18
In the detailed project report (DPR) of Metro, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has projected that around 1.6 lakh passenger trips per day are expected on Corridor-I in 2018, including 1.1 lakh passengers from Chandigarh and 53,309 from Punjab.

Contractors to face action
Mohali, August 18
Non-functional fountains and music systems in certain parks of the town will be repaired to make them more attractive. This was stated by Chief Administrator of GMADA AK Sinha and Municipal Commissioner Varun Roojam today.

Mayor visits Mani Majra to review work
Chandigarh, August 18
Municipal Corporation Mayor Raj Bala Malik along with MC Commissioner V P Singh, accompanied by area councillor Gurcharan Dass Kalaa directed the concerned officers to prepare a list of the works to be done in Mani Majra.

Organic food fest begins
Chandigarh, August 18
A two-day long 'Ethnic and Organic Food Festival' which began at Punjab Kala Bhawan today has helped in raising the awareness about natural farming and benefits of organic food among the locals. Organised by a Bhatinda-based organisation, Kheti Virasat Mission, the festival invited several farmers from Punjab who have been adopting organic and natural farming techniques for last many years. Several of their products were on display.

PU yet to invite tenders
Chandigarh, August 18
In a bid to strengthen vigil across the campus before the student council elections, expected to be held on September 7, the Panjab University authorities had decided to install 75 closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras by July 20; however, till date the university has not even invited tenders for the same.

Chandigarh scan
30 differently abled get jobs
Around 30 differently abled candidates were shortlisted by various companies during a job fair at the National Institute for Technical Teachers' Training and Research (NITTR), Sector 26, on Saturday. The fest -- Ability 2012 -- was organised jointly by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Northern Region and NITTR to provide employment opportunities to the differently abled.



Tapsee tops the city in NTSE
Chandigarh, August 18
Tapsee Gupta, a student of Carmel Convent School, Sector 9, has topped the city in the final stage of the National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) 2012. Six students who cleared the final round of the NTSE will now be awarded a scholarship funded by the National Council of Education Research and Training.

We feel safe in city: Northeast students
Students from the northeastern states at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Saturday. Chandigarh, August 18
Although rumours of attacks on the people from the northeastern states has led to an unrest across the country, students from these states pursuing their studies in Chandigarh feel safe in the city.

Students from the northeastern states at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Students raise concern on social issues
Creativity Unlimited: Students of Manav Mangal School display their projects at a two-day annual exhibition “Xpressions-12” in Mohali on Saturday. Chandigarh: Students of St John's High School, Sector 26, organised a “speakout” campaign at Sukhna Lake to sensitise the people about various social issues. The students came together in large numbers to fly kites and sing inspirational songs. The kites carried messages such as "save the girl child" and "stand up for justice".

Creativity Unlimited: Students of Manav Mangal School display their projects at a two-day annual exhibition “Xpressions-12” in Mohali on Saturday. A tribune photograph


Man arrested for robbery
Ropar, August 18
The Kiratpur Sahib police has arrested Sherdin, a resident of Mianpur Handur village, for robbing a defence personnel of his gun and Rs 6,500 near Hardonimoh village yesterday.

2 killed, 1 injured in accident near Dinarpur village
Ambala, August 18
Two persons were killed and one seriously injured on Saha-Shahbad road near village Dinarpur when a canter collided head on with a truck late last night. The deceased were identified as Pardeep Kumar, a resident of Uttar Pradesh, and Balkesh from Himachal Pradesh.

Labourer murdered
Fatehgarh Sahib, August 18
The Mandi Gobindgarh police found an unidentified body of a migrant labour, who was killed by unidentified persons, near Verka Milk plant located on the Chaturpura road here today.

Lightening claims man’s life
Ropar, August 18
One person was killed and three injured in two separate incidents of lightening in the district yesterday night. The diseased has been identified as Sanjiv (30), a resident of Nangal town. The three injured, Raksha Kumari and her two sons, belong to Jindwari village near Anandpur Sahib. According to local police, Sanjiv was standing on the roof of his house when the lightening struck. He was taken to hospital where he was declared brought dead. According to information, Sanjiv was a newspaper hawker.


Man gets three-year jail
Chandigarh, August 18
Court of Sessions Judge SK Goel today sentenced a person to a three-year rigorous imprisonment in a fake currency case. The accused has also been imposed a fine of Rs 2,000.


Pedestrian killed in mishap
Chandigarh, August 18
A pedestrian died after being hit by a truck near Kajehri on Friday. The truck driver managed to flee. Complainant Ram Khilawan, a resident of Kajehri village, alleged that the driver fled after hitting his brother Chabba Ram near his residence. The driver left the truck behind.

100 kg poppy husk seized
Chandigarh, August 18
The Chandigarh police recovered 100 kg of poppy husk from a Kurali resident on Friday. Industrial Area SHO Malkit Singh said that the accused, identified as Jagtar Singh, resident of Allapur village in Kurali, was arrested near the CTU workshop in Industrial Area Phase II.

Four vehicle thieves held
The accused, along with stolen two-wheelers, in police custody. Chandigarh, August 18
The police has claimed to have busted a gang of vehicle thieves and recovered a car and 10 two-wheelers from the possession of the accused. Four gang members were arrested and a country-made pistol was also recovered from them.

The accused, along with stolen two-wheelers, in police custody. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Male foetus found in hospital’s toilet
Panchkula, August 18
A five-month-old male foetus was found dumped today in a toilet of General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula. The police said the abandoned foetus had been dumped in the toilet. This is the second incident of foetus being dumped in the toilet in the past six months.

Sons of Chief Secretary’s driver create ruckus
Mohali, August 18
The police has arrested two sons of the driver of Punjab's Chief Secretary for allegedly creating a ruckus in the Sector 70-71 area today. DSP Rajinder Singh Sohal said the two youths, Devinder Kumar and Manjit, took away the official car of the Chief Secretary that their father had brought home. The Chief Secretary's driver, Suresh Kumar, is a resident of Sector 70.



Local lad in Davis Cup team
Chandigarh, August 18
Tennis lovers, who have been awaiting the Davis Cup tie in the city, have another reason to cheer about. Sanam Singh, a local lawn tennis player, will represent the nation in the tournament from September 14 at the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA) courts, Sector 10.


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