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Cash box robbers caught on CCTV
Chandigarh, June 28
Even as the UT police are investigating into the cash box robbery of Rs 5 lakh outside SBOP in Khuda Ali Sher yesterday, the footage of a CCTV camera installed outside a residential area in Mansa Devi Complex, Sector 4, Panchkula, where the Ford Fortuner, which was used in the crime, was found abandoned, has revealed there were seven robbers in all.

Owner of the vehicle, Rohit Singla. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan
The vehicle used in the bank robbery. Tribune Photo:S Chandan




Fortuner owner provides some lead
Chandigarh, June 28
A day after the robbery of a cash box containing Rs 5 lakh from a cash van of the State Bank of Patiala, the UT police have got vital information about the robbers from the owner of the Ford Fortuner, which was used in the robbery and later found abandoned in Panchkula. Rohit Singla, the owner of the Fortuner told the police how his driver ran for life when he was waylaid on a highway near Rajpura by four youngsters in an I20 car on June 22.

‘0001’ goes for Rs 5. 75 lakh
Chandigarh, June 28
In a price that could have get him an entry level sedan, the proprietor of a Chandigarh-based pesticides manufacturing unit, Modern Pesticides, has bought number ‘0001’ for his Merc in an open auction held at the office of the Registering and Licensing Authority (RLA) here today.

Trip to Kullu-Manali ends in death for 2
Mohali, June 28
Two persons were killed and eight injured in a collision between a tipper and a Tempo Traveller near Chanalon village (Kurali) last night.

The vehicles involved in a an accident near Chanalon, Kurali, late on Friday night. A Tribune photograph

Robbers strike at orchard contractor’s house
Mohali, June 28
Robbers struck at a house near Bhagomajra village last night and seriously injured five members of a family before decamping with about Rs 1.5 lakh and 4 tolas of gold and silver ornaments.

Victims at the Government Multi-Specialty Hospital in Sector 16, Chandigarh. A Tribune Photograph


AAC’s tomorrow meet to discuss city’s Master Plan
Chandigarh, June 28
A meeting of the Administrator’s Advisory Council (AAC), which will be held on June 30, will see discussions only on the city’s Master Plan. The agenda circulated to the AAC members only stated that only suggestions on the Master Plan would be received and discussed during the AAC meeting. The members had given their suggestions in the last meeting held on June 19, which was chaired by UT Administrator Shivraj V Patil. Thereafter, the UT Administration had decided to hold further discussion on the Master Plan in the next meeting.

400 activists of AAP’s Haryana unit detained
Chandigarh, June 28
Over 400 activists of the Haryana unit of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), led by Naveen Jaihind, who unsuccessfully contested the Rohtak Lok Sabha seat, were detained from the Matka Chowk while they tried to march towards Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda’s official residence in Sector 3 here today.

The police detain AAP workers gathered on the road separating Sectors 16 and 17 in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

woman’s suicide case
Autopsy delayed by 3 days as docs await police documents
Panchkula, June 28
The family of a seven-month-pregnant woman, who died after she allegedly set herself ablaze in Sector 12 A, kept waiting outside the mortuary of the General Hospital for three days to get the body to perform the last rites. The reason was delay in the post-mortem examination as the police had not prepared documents which were required before doctors could conduct autopsy.

The deceased’s mother (centre) and husband (right) outside the mortuary in the General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Sector 5 of Panchkula becomes protesters’ favourite venue!
Panchkula, June 28
The heart of Panchkula, Sector 5, has become a hub of protests. Protesters have installed banners venting their ire against the Haryana Government in different corners of the sector. For the last over a month, some agitators are sitting on indefinite hunger strike while some are squatting seeking ‘justice’.

The police try to stop protesting teachers on the Panchkula border on Saturday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Case against Punjab MLA
Complainant faces threat, writes to IG
Chandigarh, June 28
A complainant in a high-profile multi-crore fraud case against a Punjab MLA has written to the UT IGP that he and his family are facing threat to life from certain ‘politically powerful individuals’.

Real estate show begins
Chandigarh, June 28
A two-day North India’s Real Estate Show-2014 was inaugurated today. The show was inaugurated by Balbir Singh Dhol, Assistant Estate Officer (AEO), Chandigarh. The event will also feature North India Real Estate Awards night and the expo will be on till Sunday. The expo has exhibited property from North India’s leading developers in Chandigarh Tri-City, Delhi NCR, and attractive centres around HP. Highlight of the day was a lively one-of-its-kind colloquium which had three distinct sessions devoted to integrated townships and a uniform real estate regulation and land acquisition act, retail real estate and on-hill landscaped developments. TNS

Cultural fest held
Chandigarh, June 28
A two-day cultural festival organised by North Zone Cultural Centre (NZCC) held at Kalagram, Manimajra, treated the spectators with rich Indian culture and food. However, the fair’s pulse grippers were the artists and dancers from across the country. Gujarati and Rajasthani tribal dancers, damsels from Sangrur showcasing ‘Sami’ dance, which owes its existence to Pakistan’s Punjab side mesmerised visitors. Triumph of the event was the kite flying and turban tying competition. Another vibrant event that caught the attention of onlookers was folk theatre. TNS

Undertrial flees
Chandigarh, June 28
Sukhjinder Singh, an undertrial in a murder and Arms Act case, fled from the police custody in Amritsar where he was taken for a hearing in another case. UT DSP Suman Kumar has recommended suspension of two head constables and two constables, from whose custody the undertrial escaped. — TNS

A clarification
In a photo caption ‘Chitrangada Singh along with Arvind Bhandari’ appeared on June 27, it was mistakenly mentioned as Arvind Bharathi (right). The person in photo was Darpan Kapoor, chairman, Chandigarh Council at CII.


Admission to Class XI in govt schools
Chandigarh, June 28
Applicants seeking admission to Class XI in government schools thronged grievances redressal cells located at Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sectors 16 and 19, with objections over gender, reserved categories status and CGPA’s conversion of other boards today.

‘Lack of vision for higher education programmes reflects in UGC-DU row’
Chandigarh, June 28
Lack of coordination and vision for higher education programmes was reflected in the controversy of the University Grants Commission (UGC) and Delhi University (DU), which arose recently over the issue of introducing four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP).

PU and College Notes
BSc-II results out
Chandigarh: Panjab University has declared the result of BSc (General) second year. The result would be available on the PU website, http:// results.puchd.ac.in/. PU Controller of Examinations Prof Parvinder Singh said 83.87 per cent students had passed the BSc (General) second-year examination.

SFS members hold a protest at the Student Centre, Panjab University, in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

Conference focuses on e-learning
Chandigarh, June 28
An educational conclave, ‘Kaizen’, for enhancing teaching skills and efficiency of teachers of all DAV Schools in the tricity was held at the Tagore Theatre today. The conclave was conducted by Dr Nisha Peshin, Director of Public Schools, DAV CMC, New Delhi.

Panjab University delegation visits Britain
Chandigarh, June 28
A delegation of Panjab University and the Chandigarh Region Innovation and Knowledge Cluster (CRIKC) institutions is on a visit to Britain for making collaborations with UK’s prestigious University of Birmingham, University of Nottingham and other leading institutions. The delegation representing five CRIKC institutions from Chandigarh visited Birmingham this week to learn more about how UK universities operate, with the hope of exploring potential partnerships in the future. The delegation is likely to return India tonight.



Traffic jam claims woman’s life
Pinjore, June 28
Traffic jam on the Pinjore-Nalagarh highway claimed a life today. Manju Paul, a resident of Anchal Vihar colony, who had a cardiac arrest, got struck in the jam while her son Rajinder Pal was taking her to a hospital. Rajinder Singh claimed that the cops on duty helped their vehicle to get out of the jam after a long time but to no avail.

Senior citizen run over by train
Kalka, June28
A 69-year-old man died after coming in front of a moving train near Ram Nagar here today. The deceased—Nand Kishore, a resident of Parade Mohalla—was, reportedly, suffering from some ailments for long, because of which he took the extreme step. He was reportedly under stress because of his health. He was a retired employee of Hindustan Machines and Tools, Pinjore. He had left home for Parwanoo in the morning but did not return home till 4pm.

Man booked
Dera Bassi, June 28
The police have booked a man under the Arms Act for carrying two pistols and two live cartridges, recovered from him during a naka on Dera Bassi-Ramgarh link road today evening. On being searched, the police recovered two pistols and two live cartridges from his car. The accused was identified as Sonu, a resident of Kharedwal village of Jind.


Hit-and-run case
Man crushed to death by bus
Panchkula, June 28
In a tragic hit-and-run case, a 32-year-old biker was killed when he was hit by a private bus on the Panchkula-Pinjore road near Lohagarh village late last night. The victim, identified as Gurnam Singh, a resident of Karanpur village, Pinjore, was going back home from his shop at 11.30 pm after closing for the day when the incident took place. The bus driver fled the spot. There were no passengers in the bus.

Relatives of deceased Gurnam Singh at the General Hospital in Sector-6, Panchkula, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal


Grade IV ITF tournament
Local lad Paramveer loses in semis
Chandigarh, June 28
Local lad Paramveer Singh Bajwa faced defeat in the semifinals of the Grade IV ITF tournament being played in Bangkok. Paramveer went down against his Turkmenistan’s opponent Iqor Barzasekov in the semifinals 6-4 and 6-2.

Manav Mangal skating carnival kicks off
Mohali, June 28
The second Manav Mangal Speed Skating Carnival started at the Total Skating Academy in Mohali today. Skaters from tricity, Ambala and Patiala are participating in the event. On the first day, Jaskaran won two gold medals, Jahaan won two silver medals while Samraat bagged two bronze medals in the boys (U-4) Quad category.

Students take part in a rink race during the second Manav Mangal Smart School Skating Carnival 2014 in Phase X, Mohali, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Sidarth, Pranay to clash for tennis title
Chandigarh, June 28
Sidarth Goyal beat Aarav Joshi and Pranay Sharma defeated Dhairya to reach in the finals of boys U-12 category of the ongoing Shemrock Ace Tennis Academy’s Tennis Series Championship.

Total Tennis Academy’s tourney from tomorrow
Chandigarh, June 28
Total Tennis Academy will organise LD Kapoor Memorial Total Tennis Championship at the YMCA academy premises in Sector 11. The prize money tourney will hold events for boys and girls (U-12 and U-14) from June 30 to July 4. Interested players can register latest by June 29 till 8 pm by contacting on 904110030, 8146022022 and 8872648853. — TNS


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