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Man, daughter attacked in broad daylight
Chandigarh, April 9
In a gory incident, a father-daughter duo was attacked with a sharp-edged weapon at their residence in a Sector 50 housing society in broad daylight today. The condition of 61-year-old SK Sharma is stated to be critical and his daughter Shveta, too, sustained injuries in the attack.


Theme park case
Complainant files protest petition
Chandigarh, April 9
Protesting the closure report filed by the CBI in the theme park case involving former senior officials as accused, the complainant has sought reinvestigation into the case. The CBI has also been accused of shielding the accused.

Death due to stray cattle
Victim’s family holds civic body responsible
The grieving family of the victim who was killed in a road accident. Chandigarh, April 9
The death of 33-year-old Harpreet Singh Sodhi following a road accident involving stray cattle will not go waste. The victim’s family has decided to take to task the functionaries of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation, including the commissioner and the mayor, for their ‘non-serious’ attitude towards checking the stray cattle menace.

The grieving family of the victim who was killed in a road accident. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Court issues notice to Admn, traffic police
Chandigarh, April 9
A local court today issued a show-cause notice to the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation and the traffic police asking them to explain as to why action be not taken against them for their failure to ensure the safety commuters from stray cattle.

MC mulls shifting of stray cattle
A cow strays on to a road posing a risk to commuters. Chandigarh, April 9
Following the death of a Sector 45-C resident, Harpreet Singh Sodhi, councillors and officials of the civic body will now visit a gaushala in Delhi to start the process of shifting impounded cattle from the city. A committee comprising Mayor Subhash Chawla, councillors Mukesh Bassi, Darshan Garg, Arun Sood and Davesh Moudgil, along with MC officials, will visit Dabar Hare Krishna Gaushala at Najafgarh in Delhi on April 10.

A cow strays on to a road posing a risk to commuters. A File photo

Hike in radio taxi fare on the cards
Chandigarh, April 9
The State Transport Authority (STA) has proposed a hike of 15 per cent in the fare of radio taxis. The proposal has been sent for the approval of the Transport Secretary. State Transport Secretary Balbir Singh said the final decision would be taken by the UT Administration. The operators charge Rs 20 per km from passengers. The fare was increased in July 2011. A radio taxi operator said the diesel had become dearer by Rs 20 within a year, but the fare has not been revised.


Micro-weather updates at block level
Met Department to cover 240 districts
Dr LS Rathore, Director-General, Indian Meteorological Department, and Ashwagosha Ganju, Director, SASE, during a press conference at the Meteorological Office in Sector 39, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Chandigarh, April 9
As many as 240 districts out of 650 across the country will be covered for micro-weather updates at the block level by the Indian metrological department. This was stated by Dr LS Rathore, Director General, Indian Meteorological Department, here, today.

Dr LS Rathore, Director-General, Indian Meteorological Department, and Ashwagosha Ganju, Director, SASE, during a press conference at the Meteorological Office in Sector 39, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Murder case
Mohali police releases sketches of suspects
Mohali, April 9
Failing to nab the culprits in the of murder of Dell employee, Parsoon Aggarwal, for around 25 days, the Mohali Police today released the sketches of two suspects. The police said that the age of one of them is between 22 and 25 years, whereas, the other one is between 30 and 35 years.

Sketches of the accused. A Tribune photograph

CRPF observes Valour Day
Chandigarh, April 9 To commemorate the sacrifices of police officers in the line of duty, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) observed Valour Day on its campus today. It was on this day in 1965 that two companies of the 2nd Battalion of the CRPF repulsed an attack by a 3,500-man strong Pakistani Brigade at Sardar and Tak posts in Gujarat, in which 34 Pakistani soldiers were killed and six CRPF personnel laid down their lives. It is a unique and unparallelled feat in military history where a heavily outnumbered and outgunned contingent of paramilitary personnel beat back a regular infantry brigade and held them at bay for over 12 hours.

PGI Director forms probe panel
Chandigarh, April 9
The PGI Director today constituted a committee to look into the complaint filed by a doctor regarding the sale of 'duplicate' life-saving shunt for the surgery of an infant. The committee headed by Dr SK Singh, department of urology, will determine whether the shunt provided was 'duplicate'.

Bribery case
Voice samples match with that of AIG, says CFSL official
Chandigarh, April 9
A CFSL official told the CBI court today that the recorded conversation with the CBI seeking bribe was the voice of Punjab Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) PS Sandhu and this had been scientifically proven in their laboratory.This has strengthened the prosecution in the bribery case involving Sandhu.

Remaining Ch01 series
Bids made for only 25 vanity numbers
Chandigarh, April 9
In the first of its kind attempt by the UT’s Transport Department to re-auction remaining numbers in the CH01 A series, multiple applicants made their bids for only 25 vanity numbers out of around 100 numbers.

30 illegal shanties razed in Dadu Majra
Chandigarh, April 9
The enforcement wing of the municipal corporation today removed 30 unauthorised shanties in Dadu Majra Colony. The enforcement team along with the staff of Medical Officer (Health), MC, removed the shanties from Mandi Ground, Sansi Colony and Dadu Majra Colony with the help of two JCB machines and the police force.

The enforcement wing of the MC demolishes illegal structures at Dadu Majra in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Synergy building
Patil tells officials to conduct feasibility study for EWS houses
Mohali, April 9

Showing interest in the advance technology of making buildings in a record time, Punjab Governor Shivraj Patil directed the senior functionaries of the Chandigarh Administration to study the feasibility of constructing EWS houses in the UT.

UT Administrator Shivraj Patil at the 10-storeyed building in Industrial Area, Phase I, Mohali, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Engineer takes to road for a cause
Panchkula, April 9
Taking to road for a noble cause, the chief engineer of the Punjab irrigation department today held a protest at Nada Sahib, Panchkula, to sensitise people against domestic violence.

‘Sadda Haq’ ban not justified, says singer
Chandigarh, April 9
Renowned Punjabi singer and actor Nishawn Bhullar today termed the ban imposed on Punjabi movie Sadda Haq as “unfortunate”. Giving his reactions to media on the ban today, Nishawn Singh Bhullar said when the Indian Censor Board has passed this movie as per its standards, Punjab government has no right to ban this creative work.

4 policemen suspended in Panchkula
Panchkula, April 9
During a surprise check today, The Commissioner of Police, Rajbir Deswal, placed four policemen under suspension for being found at the police station instead of patrolling. Three constables at the sector 14 station and one at the Sector 5 police station were found at the police station. The CP first called all the Station House Officers near Shalimar Mall at Sector 5 and then personally went to every station with the SHO. — TNS


Soon, new concept of learning in PU-affiliated colleges
Chandigarh, April 9
Students studying in the PU affiliated colleges across Chandigarh and Punjab will soon be introduced to new concept of learning for their holistic development. They will have pedagogic activities, including quizzes, presentations and filed trips based on which they will be tested on 30 per cent of their internal marks in an academic session.

Syndicate MEETING
Fate of Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital to be decided on April 15
Chandigarh, April 9
The Panjab University Syndicate is going to consider taking action against the Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital (HMCH), Sector 26, for not appointing 100 per cent faculty and compliance of other conditions imposed by the inspection committee. The issue will be tabled in the Syndicate meeting to be held on April 15.

PU cancels suspension of hostel inmate
Chandigarh, April 9
Panjab University has revoked the hostel suspension of the fourth-year girl student of the University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET). The girl reportedly created a ruckus in an inebriated condition during the UIET’s fest “Goonj” held last month.

NSUI celebrates 42nd founder’s day
Chandigarh, April 9
The NSUI unit of Panjab University today celebrated its 42nd founder’s day by spreading traffic awareness among the university students. The party members also presented rose sticks to traffic policemen deputed in various parts of the city. An exhibition of posters was put up at the student centre to emphasise on road safety and civic sense.

NSUI members of Panjab University give a greeting card and a rose stick to a traffic police constabale outside the PGIMER on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari

Prabhjot Kaur with her book.Pbi varsity VC releases book
Chandigarh, April 9
A book on “Women Liberation through prism of Sikh Faith” was released by Dr Jaspal Singh, Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University, Patiala, at the Punjab Kala Bhawan here today. Prabhjot Kaur, author of the book, highlighted the importance of women empowerment. Professor Kirpal Singh Badungar, former president of the SGPC, Dr Rajesh Gill, professor and chairperson of the Department of Sociology, Panjab University, and Dr Acchru Singh, former Head of Department, English Government College, Mansa, were also present during the release of the book. — TNS

Prabhjot Kaur with her book. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari


One killed, 25 hurt in road accident
Ropar, April 9
One person was killed while 25 others were injured in a road accident at Bara Pind, near here, today. The deceased has been identified as Sukhjit Singh, a resident of Ludhiana district. The police said the victims boarded a canter from a gurdwara at Bhuttan village in Fatehgarh Sahib district and they were on their way to Anandpur Sahib and Naina Devi.

Contractor's house raided
Ropar, April 9
A team of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) from Srinagar raided the house of a contractor, Avinash Kumar, here today. CBI sleuths seized documents and scrutinised bank accounts of the contractor.

Rs 1 lakh grant for Mohindra college
Patiala, April 9
Deepinder Singh Dhillon, chairman of the Patiala District Planning Board, paid a visit to Government Mohindra College and handed over a cheque of Rs 1 lakh to college principal Dr Sukhbir Singh Thind for the development of the college. Dhillon had promised to give a grant of Rs 1 lakh to the college during his last visit to the college when he had come here to inaugurate an exhibition of sketches depicting various aspects of the college building. Dhillon assured that the Planning Board would extend all kind of help to the college in future also. Dr Sukhbir Singh Thind welcomed Dhillon and thanked him for the help. — TNS

IIT-Ropar holds blood donation camp
Ropar, April 9
To spread awareness on violence against women, a blood donation camp was organised by ENACTUS IIT-Ropar with the help of Savera at Daun Sahib, a village near Kharar, yesterday. A total of 39 people donated blood on the occasion. The initiative is a part of the “Project Swavlamban” of the IIT-Ropar. — TNS

Campus placement
Dera Bassi, April 9
A campus placement drive was conducted at Punjab Group of Colleges, Lalru. More than 100 students of the CSE and ECE stream participated in the drive. The IQBri Telecom Private Limited conducted a written test, one-to-one interview, HR round, followed by pre-placement talk. Finally, the company invited 30 students for the final round at the head office. — OC


Chargesheet filed against woman accused
Chandigarh, April 9
The UT police filed a chargesheet against a woman in the case of kidnapping of a three-year-old girl reported in January this year. The police filed a chargesheet against accused Chinar Dutt, while the two accused in the case, Jagpal Beniwal and Raju, are still absconding.

Kidnapping case
Man gets 3-year imprisonment
Chandigarh, April 9
A local court on Tuesday awarded three-year imprisonment to a Colony Number 5 resident, guilty of kidnapping a 12-year-old girl, on the pretext of marrying her. He has also been imposed a fine of Rs 3,000.


Class XII student jumps before train
Panchkula, April 9
A 16-year-old boy jumped before a train at the railway tracks in Sector 19. The victim, Praveen Kumar, a resident of Sector 11, Panchkula, was a Class XII student. The body was handed over to the family after an autopsy. Eyewitnesses said that the victim was accompanied by a friend. — TNS


PCA turned into fortress
Police personnel deployed at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Tuesday head of the IPL match between Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab to be held tomorrow.Mohali, April 9
As many as 1,227 police personnel, seven anti-sabotage teams, four quick reaction teams, four teams of mounted police, two tear gas squads and one bomb disposal teams will be deployed to provide security around the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium at Phase IX, Mohali, where Chennai Super Kings will take on Kings XI Punjab tomorrow.

Police personnel deployed at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Tuesday head of the IPL match between Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab to be held tomorrow. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Players of Kings XI Punjab during a practice session at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Tuesday.
Players of Chennai Super Kings in action during a practice session at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Tuesday. Tribune photos: S Chandan

Underprivileged children’s date with Kings XI Punjab players
Chandigarh, April 9
It was a memorable moment for 16 children of Janta Colony when they met their favourite cricket players of Kings XI Punjab today morning at JW Marriot Hotel. During a cake-making competition organised by NGO “Choti si Asha” at the hotel, underprivileged children of the colony shared a quality time with these cricketers.

Budding shooter felicitated by Stepping Stones school
Chandigarh, April 9
Aditya Sharma, a national level shooter, was felicitated by the Stepping Stones Senior Secondary School, Sector 37, Chandigarh, today. He was adjudged as the best sportsperson. He participated in the GV Mavalankar Shooting Championship and qualified for the National Shooting Championship. He has also qualified for the nationals in youth category for life time and also booked his place in the Kumar Surendra Singh Memorial Shooting Championship.s


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