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 The accused, Sahil Kaushal, in police custody. Habitual offender held again
Chandigarh, July 4
The crime branch of the Chandigarh Police arrested a Mohali-based youth, Sahil Kaushal, for a spate of thefts in the city. The accused, who has done his BBA from Canada, has been arrested by the UT police several times in the past for snatchings and in drug peddling cases.

The accused, Sahil Kaushal, in police custody. A Tribune photograph

Suicide case: Over 500 bankers hold protest
Chandigarh, July 4
A day after a 52-year-old banker allegedly committed suicide, over 500 employees from various banks here held a one-hour-long protest at Bank Square in Sector 17, demanding action against the officials named in the suicide note.

suicide by Banker
Accused go underground
Panchkula/Chandigarh, July 4
A day after the branch manager of PNB, Ajay Sehgal, committed suicide, the Senior deputy manager and Field general manager whom he has held responsible have gone underground, said the police.



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Infernos fail to wake up Fire & Emergency Dept
Chandigarh, July 4
Firefighters in action at the bank in Sector 17.
It seems the inferno that gutted the National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT) building, which claimed the lives of two firemen, has failed to wake up the Fire and Emergency Department to inspect the fire-safety equipment installed in various buildings at Sector 17. The second fire incident in less then a month at Sector 17, this time at the regional office of Syndicate Bank, is a grim reminder for the Fire Department to act against government offices and commercial establishments which have failed to install the fire-safety system in the buildings.
Firefighters in action at the bank in Sector 17. A File photo

 


COMMUNITY

Residents get some relief from price rise
Chandigarh, July 4
Residents throng a kiosk set up by the UT Administration to buy onions and potatoes at reasonable prices in Sector 46, Chandigarh, on Friday. Following exposure of stark contrast in prices of onion in the wholesale and retail markets and speculations on further increase in price, the UT Administration has set up four more stalls for selling onion at cheaper rates in the city.

Residents throng a kiosk set up by the UT Administration to buy onions and potatoes at reasonable prices in Sector 46, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Gastro infections on the rise in city
Chandigarh, July 4
Even as city hospitals and clinics are flooded with patients developing gastrointestinal infections-GI (food poisoning) after eating out, the UT Health Department is yet to wake up to the issue and check hygiene conditions at the restaurants.

Sector 17 parking lots
No dedicated passages for fire tenders
Chandigarh, July 4
A day after the fire incident at the office of Syndicate Bank in Sector 17, haphazard parking was witnessed in front of the bank, leaving no space for vehicles of fire and emergency services to enter the parking area in case of an emergency. A fire at Sector 17 on any working day can lead to a major tragedy as the haphazardly parked vehicles and absence of dedicated passages for the fire tenders can prove a hinderance in carrying out the rescue operations.

A day after the fire incident at the office of Syndicate Bank in Sector 17, haphazard parking was witnessed in front of the bank, leaving no space for vehicles of fire and emergency services to enter the parking area in case of an emergency. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

Head constable injured
Chandigarh, July 4
A head constable deployed with the UT traffic police sustained injuries after he was hit by a car. Head constable Parminder Singh was deployed at a naka laid near the Sector 35-36 roundabout when a rashly-driven car (HR-29X-8762) was signalled to stop but the driver tried to flee from the spot and hit Bhupinder.


A traffic constable drives an auto-rickshaw on the road dividing Sectors 46 and 47 after impounding it at the Sectors 40/41 light point in Chandigarh on Friday
duty bound: A traffic constable drives an auto-rickshaw on the road dividing Sectors 46 and 47 after impounding it at the Sectors 40/41 light point in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Non-payment of salary
Protesting computer lab assistants lathicharged
Panchkula, July 4 Seven computer laboratory assistants of the Haryana Department who have been protesting since days suffered minor injuries when the Chandigarh Police today lathicharged them them on the Panchkula-Chandigarh border when they were trying to enter Chandigarh. The protesters had decided to go and meet the Chief Minister when they were stopped by the police force on the border.

150 examined at medical camp
Chandigarh, July 4
Desh Bhagat University and Desh Bhagat Ayurvedic Hospital organised a free medical check-up camp in collaboration with Sangmeshwar Sewa Dal of Arunai (Pehowa) in Patiala.

Chief Secy reviews work at Suwidha Centre
Mohali, July 4
Chief Secretary Sarvesh Kaushal during his visit to the Suwidha Centre in Mohali on Friday. Chief Secretary Sarvesh Kaushal and Parmod Kumar, Chairman, Punjab Governance Reforms Commission, visited and reviewed the work of the Suvidha Centre, the District Transport Office and the Police Station Outreach Centre (PSOC) in Phase I here today.

Chief Secretary Sarvesh Kaushal during his visit to the Suwidha Centre in Mohali on Friday. A Tribune photograph

General Hospital, Panchkula
Snakebite victim awaits antidote
Panchkula, July 4
The General Hospital at Sector 6 here is out of anti-snake venom serum. Seven-month pregnant Sunita (25) was bitten by a snake in her hand while she was picking something at the farms in Isharnagar village here today. She was rushed to the hospital. She could be given only one dose of the serum and is now lying in the Emergency wing of the hospital as the anti-snake venom serum meant to counter the effect of poison has run out.
Interactive session: MP Kirron Kher meets members of the Senior Citizens Association, Sector 37, in Chandigarh on Friday.
Interactive session: MP Kirron Kher meets members of the Senior Citizens Association, Sector 37, in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Member flays SGPC functioning
Mohali, July 4
The historical gurdwaras in Punjab and Haryana, except for those mentioned in the Sikh Gurdwara Act, should be brought under the management of local committees as described under Section 87 of the Act, demanded Hardeep Singh, an independent member of the SGPC, here today.

BUSINESS NEWS
Rs 1 entertainment store
Bharti Airtelís Re 1 entertainment store offers music, video games, photos, videos and internet browsing packages for Re 1 or 3 MB data for Re 1 a day to access Facebook, Yahoo! Mail, Twitter and LinkedIn. Since its launch, it has been observed that 20 per cent of users were first time mobile entertainment users and 53 per cent came from rural areas.


EDUCATION

BBA course may see higher cut-off
Chandigarh, July 4
There is a huge demand for the BBA course in the city colleges. The applications received are around four times the number of seats available in the colleges for this course. As a result, the cut-off percentage is expected to increase by 8 per cent to 10 per cent this year.

BCom-I admission
Around 50% UT pool seats filled
Chandigarh, July 4
Students queue up to submit admission forms at the law auditorium of Panjab University in Chandigarh on Friday About 50 per cent of the BCom-I UT pool seats were filled on the second day of the counselling today. GGDSD College, Sector 32, was the first preference for the students, who are seeking admission to the city colleges under this category.

Students queue up to submit admission forms at the law auditorium of Panjab University in Chandigarh on Friday.  Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari

PU Notes
Applications invited
Chandigarh: Panjab University has invited applications for Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery at Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Sector 26, here. The PU would conduct entrance test on August 9 for admission to this course.

Artistes enact a scene from a play "Andhe Hai Humm" at the Punjab Kala Bhawan, Sector 16, in Chandigarh on Friday.
Audience's delight: Artistes enact a scene from a play "Andhe Hai Humm" at the Punjab Kala Bhawan, Sector 16, in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

From Schools
Students, faculty members honoured
Chandigarh: Twenty-three students of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, here, who have passed Class XII CBSE examination and fall in the top .1 per cent bracket from all over the country, PGT faculty and the principal of the school were appreciated and recognised by Minister of Human Resources and Development Smriti Zubin Irani via individual letters received on Friday. 

Students have fun at pool party
Panchkula, July 4
Sky World School today organised a splash pool party for playway students. The students enjoyed water games in the splash pool with their friends. 


 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

35 sheep found dead in Lalru
Lalru, July 4
Thirty-five sheep were found dead at this village today. Om Prakash and Rajinder Kumar, who are brothers and shepherd by profession, woke up in the morning and found 35 of their over 100 animals dead and piled up in a shed near their house.

Int'l Olympiad Awards
Two Ambala students get state ranks
Ambala, July 4
Two students of Ambala have made the city proud by securing state ranks in the International Olympiad Awards, 2013-14, organised by the Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) in association with The British Council and the BBC Knowledge in Delhi recently.

One held with 9 kg poppy husk
Lalru, July 4
The police have arrested Davinder Singh, a resident of Ballo Chack village in Hoshiarpur district, with 9 kg of puppy husk at a naka in Sangoth village near Jharmari today. ó TNS


COURTS

jyoti murder case
Prosecution evidence completes

Panchkula, July 4
With examination of three witnesses, the prosecution evidence in the Jyoti murder case ended today. There were a total of 90 witnesses from the prosecution.

Paper leak case
Former PU CoE, 3 others acquitted
Chandigarh, July 4
The CBI court today acquitted a former PU Controller of Examinations and three others in a paper leak case dating back to 1998.

Retailer of phone sets penalised
Chandigarh, July 4
Gupta Electronics and Electrical, Mani Majra has been penalised for selling an already used and repaired mobile handset to a complainant projecting it as a new handset. District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the owner of the store to refund the cost of mobile handset -ó Rs 3,200 and pay Rs 10,000 towards compensation for causing mental and physical harassment and Rs 3,000 towards litigation expenses to complainant.


CRIME

2 minors held with stolen mobike
Chandigarh, July 4
The police arrested two minors and recovered a stolen motorcycle and a country-made pistol from their possession.


SPORTS

Tejinder, Tishya bag gold in swimming
Chandigarh, July 4
Tejinder Singh in action during a swimming meet held at the all-weather swimming pool in Sector 23, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tejinder Singh bagged a gold medal in the 50m breaststroke event of the boysí U-17 category during the ongoing swimming meet for sub-junior and junior category swimmers held at the all-weather swimming pool in Sector 23 here today.

Tejinder Singh in action during a swimming meet held at the all-weather swimming pool in Sector 23, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

3 city lads selected for international football tourney
Chandigarh, July 4
City footballers (From left) Damanjeet Singh, Amitoj Singh Rajpal and Aryan Singh in a jubilant mood after getting selected for international football tournaments at Saupinís School in Sector 32, Chandigarh. Three students - Damanjeet Singh, Aryan Singh and Amitoj Singh Rajpal from Saupinís School, Sector 32, here, - got selected for international football tournaments, Helsinki and Dana Cup. These will be held in Finland and Denmark, respectively, from July 7 to 27.

City footballers (From left) Damanjeet Singh, Amitoj Singh Rajpal and Aryan Singh in a jubilant mood after getting selected for international football tournaments at Saupinís School in Sector 32, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

tENNIS championship
Udayveer, Jasmol, Shrenik, Sarabjot reach semis
Chandigarh, July 4
Udayveer Singh, Jasmol Arora, Shrenik Bhalla and Sarabjot Singh cruised into the semi-finals in the U-12 category of the ongoing LD Kapoor Memorial Total Tennis Championship being played at the Total Tennis Academy, YMCA, in Sector 11 here today.

Píkula pip Chd by 155 runs
Chandigarh, July 4
In the first match of the inter-district U-25 cricket tournament, organised by the Haryana Cricket Association, played at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 26, the Panchkula team defeated the Chandigarh team by 155 runs.

Tennis tourney from July 7
Chandigarh, July 4
The Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA) is organising the CLTA-AITA Menís and Womenís Tennis Tournament from July 7 to 11.


 



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