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inspector’s murder
4-day police remand for accused

Chandigarh, June 13
The accused Sarita and Basant at the court on Thursday.
The Chandigarh Police today obtained a four-day remand of suspended constable Basant Kumar, alias Bunty, and his accomplice Sarita, who allegedly killed UT traffic police inspector Sucha Singh.
The accused Sarita and Basant at the court on Thursday. Tribune photos: Parvesh Chauhan

The crucial 9 minutes 
Chandigarh, June 13 
It took the accused only nine minutes — between 2.15 am and 2.24 am — to kill inspector Sucha Singh on the intervening night of June 7 and 8.


Basant shows no remorse
Chandigarh, June 13
There was no hint of remorse on the face of the suspended UT police constable, Basant, who was brought to the city today on a production warrant. During the hearing in the court, Basant kept staring at Sarita showing his desperation towards her. Basant and Sarita are accused of killing Chandigarh Police inspector Sucha Singh.

MD of Silver Oaks Hospital, wife booked for Rs 26-crore fraud
Mohali, June 13
The Delhi Police has booked the managing director of Silver Oaks Hospital, Phase IX, Mohali, Dr Akhil Bhargav, his wife Dr Manjari Bhargav and five others for allegedly duping an NRI of Rs 26 crore. The NRI is the chairman of a US-based firm.

Recalling act: Police officials take accused to escape route 
Chandigarh, June 13
Soon after getting the four-day police remand, the police took the same route that was taken by the accused after committing the crime. The accused fled in a police Gypsy after killing inspector Sucha Singh and injuring a Home Guards volunteer.

Medicare factory gutted in Panchkula 
Panchkula, June 13 
Goods worth over Rs 60 crore were gutted in a fire that broke out at Medicare System Factory in Industrial Area, Phase I, Panchkula, in the wee hours of Thursday. The fire that broke out at 2 am was brought under control by 10 am. Chinks in the Panchkula fire department again came to the fore when they had to borrow two fire tenders from the Chandigarh fire department and one from Kalka. A total of eight fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the flames. 

Motorists seen driving vehicles with headlights on at 8.40 am on Udyog Path in Chandigarh on Thursday.
Dark morning: Motorists seen driving vehicles with headlights on at 8.40 am on Udyog Path in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan



UID No. to be ‘Aadhaar' of patients’ records
Chandigarh, June 13
In order to streamline its functioning, the PGIMER has planned to link the database of patients with Aadhaar cards. This will help the staff upload and maintain the records of nearly 38 lakh patients who have visited the OPDs in the past two-and-a-half years.Now, patients coming for a follow-up will have to show Aadhaar cards to doctors. At present, the patients are identified with the help of a 12-digit PIN provided to them by the PGIMER and only the demographic details are available and accessible to all departments.

Rain exposes chinks in drainage system
Mohali, June 13
The newly constructed road that was damaged after rain at Phase I in Mohali on Thursday. With water collecting on roads in certain parts of the town, pre-monsoon showers this morning exposed the poor draining preparations made by the Municipal Corporation for the rainy season ahead. Although the rain was moderate, people felt harassed as the storm water system did not prove effective enough. 

The newly constructed road that was damaged after rain at Phase I in Mohali on Thursday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

The car that was damaged in a pile-up on the railway flyover at Dera Bassi; and (right) a long queue of vehicles stuck in a traffic jam due to the mishap, on Thursday.
The car that was damaged in a pile-up on the railway flyover at Dera Bassi; and (right) a long queue of vehicles stuck in a traffic jam due to the mishap, on Thursday. Tribune Photos: Nitin Mittal

Pre-monsoon showers bring relief for residents
Chandigarh, June 13
The residents heaved a sigh of relief from the heat as the city received 90 mm of rainfall, indicating an early arrival of monsoon this year. The rainfall that started at about 9.30 am in the morning, continued till late afternoon at about 4 pm. Due to this, the day temperature dropped to 29 degree Celsius i.e. 10 degree Celsius departure from the normal temperature. 

A cyclist saves himself from rain in Chandigarh on Thursday.
Caught Unawares: A cyclist saves himself from rain in Chandigarh on Thursday. 
Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari (right) A man makes way through a waterlogged road at Phase III B2, Mohali. Tribune Photo: Vicky Gharu

Over 1.32 lakh to be given anti-polio drops
Mohali, June 13 
More than 1.32 lakh children in the age group of 0 to five years will be administered polio drops in Mohali district during a three-day campaign starting on June 16.

Only one fogging machine for a population of 6 lakh
Panchkula, June 13
Strange but true: The Health Department has only one vehicle-mounted fogging machine for a population of 6 lakh in Panchkula. In the past two months, 25 cases of malaria were reported in the town.

Frequent power cuts turn up heat 
Chandigarh, June 13
It seems that the UT electricity department has turned a blind eye towards the problems of those residing in southern sectors. Frequent power cuts have made the lives of residents miserable.

Bus conductor robbed of cash
Chandigarh, June 13
A Haryana Roadways bus conductor was robbed of a bag containing cash, bus tickets and other valuables by four unidentified youths near Mani Majra today.

IAS officer transferred
Chandigarh, June 13
The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has transferred UT-cadre IAS officer Parshuram V Kavle, who is currently posted as the Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) in the UT Administration, to Lakshadweep. Sources revealed that Kavle will hold the charge of Deputy Commissioner in Lakshadweep. — TNS

CHB projects hang fire 
Chandigarh, June 13
The process of selecting the Chief Engineer of the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) has been delayed again with the Chandigarh Administration seeking clarification on the panel of five engineers whose names have been forwarded to it.

Mentally ill patients: Now, treatment at your doorstep 
Chandigarh, June 13
For families facing difficulty in taking a mentally challenged patient to a hospital for treatment owing to the latter's erratic behaviour or resistance to step out of home, the department of psychiatry, Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, has come up with a home-based treatment (HBT).

Financial help for 85 cancer patients
Mohali, June 13
As many as 85 cancer patients have been given Rs 1.27 crore as financial aid from the Chief Minister’s Cancer Relief Fund in the district. Giving details, Mohali Deputy Commissioner Tajinder Pal Singh Sidhu said Rs 45 lakh would be distributed among as many as 45 patients soon.

TN Singla Singla is Income Tax body chief
Chandigarh, June 13
TN Singla, a chartered accountant and an income tax lawyer, has been unanimously elected as the president of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal Bar Association. The association comprises chartered accountants and advocates practicing income tax laws in Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, parts of Haryana and Punjab.


Fee Hike
Schools dump records with boards, regulatory authorities

Chandigarh, June 13
Even as the city-based private schools asked the committee appointed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court on the issue of fee hike to take their annual accounts directly from their respective boards and regulatory authorities, these records are simply dumped with the authorities concerned.

Committed to lifting academic standards
Established in 1982, the college has built a reputation for friendliness, informality and scholastic excellence. In a learning and living environment, the college strives to engage everyone in the experience of those human values that encourage respect for all persons, promote social justice, service and friendship and foster a desire for truth. It offers a welcoming community that places considerable emphasis on high standards of behaviour and a secure environment in which students develop into confident adults. Here, the staff is committed to driving up academic standards and use every opportunity to improve the quality of students’ learning experience.

Class XI admission
Over 13,500 prospectuses sold against 12,700 seats
Chandigarh, June 13
The sale of prospectus for admission to Class XI in government schools has crossed the total number of available seats. As per information, more than 13,500 prospectuses have been sold in the past three days against the total number of 12,700 seats for Class XI in 39 government senior secondary schools.

fee evasion
Police fails to act against market panel chairman
Chandigarh, June 13
Defying the orders of the Deputy Commissioner, the Chandigarh police has failed to act against the market committee chairman.

from schools
Summer theatre workshop concludes
Two-week-long summer theatre workshop concluded at Chitkara International School in Chandigarh. Students from 48 different schools of the tricity and surrounding areas participated in the workshop. With this workshop, the school brought 40 years of Barry John’s experience and his theatre curriculum to the tricity students. Four different plays touching different genres of life were showcased by the young actors. 



Choked drains add to woes of Kalka residents, shopkeepers
Kalka, June 13
The continuous rain on Thursday in Kalka and its vicinity brought a relief to the inhabitants of the area from the scorching heat. On the other hand, choked drains in Kalka irked the shopkeepers and caused a great inconvenience to the commuters, especially to the pedestrians. Shopkeepers of the Railway Road and the Lower Bazaar, Kalka, rued over the negligent attitude of the local administration towards the cleanliness of the drainage system of Kalka. 

Coalgate scam
BJP workers burn UPA govt's effigy
Ambala, June 13
BJP Ambala Unit burnt the effigy of the UPA government in Ambala City today and demanded the resignation of the high-profile MP of Haryana Naveen Jindal over the Colgate Scam in which the CBI had registered a case against him.

2 held with 24-kg poppy husk 
Dera Bassi, June 13
The Lalru police has arrested two persons with 24 kg of poppy husk. The accused were arrested at a police checkpoint near Handesra following a tip-off.


Nigerian arrested with drugs
Chandigarh, June 13
The sleuths of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested a 32-year-old Nigerian from the Sector 21 market on Wednesday and recovered contraband worth crores. The accused has been identified as Joel John Oreno. The NCB officials said the accused was putting up at a rented accommodation in Zirakpur.

Woman commits suicide
Chandigarh, June 13
A 22-year-old woman committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at her residence in Sector 22 this morning. No suicide note was found from the spot. The incident came to light when the victim’s brother went to the storeroom looking for her.

Theft bid foiled, 2 arrested
Panchkula, June 13
After an ATM was uprooted by some miscreants a few days ago, a bid to steal money from the ICICI ATM at Sector 5, Panchkula, was made last night.



Soccer fest from today
Chandigarh, June 13
In order to promote soccer at the junior level, the Bajaj Allianz Group is organising a month-long fourth season of the Bajaj Allianz Soccer Fest, from June 14 to July 14, here. The organisers mentioned that the selection process would be conducted across top 50 schools and football clubs of the city. Two best footballers would be selected from each school. These shortlisted players will represent different teams, to play in a city finale and later with the other zones. A similar venture will be organised at Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Kerala, Kolkata and the North East.

3 handball players in international team 
Chandigarh, June 13
Bringing laurels for the City Beautiful is turning out to be more than just a routine for the city handball players. Within the span of a few days, three local handball players successfully booked their berth in the Indian handball team for the upcoming Partille Cup, to be held in Gothenburg (Sweden), from July 1.

12-yr-old shines in golf
Chandigarh, June 13
Twelve-year-old budding junior golfer Aadil Bedi, by his selection in World Junior Golf Master 2013 at Las Vegas and World Cup 2013 at Pinehurst, has won three out of six matches and finished second runners-up during the IGU golf circuit tourney at Jaipur today. 


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