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Mayor’s woes just won’t end

Court rejects plea for cancellation of FIR under POCSO, JJ Act29 Mar 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:Despite the UT police filing an FIR cancellation report in the Snehalaya case involving Mayor Asha Jaswal and the two BJP councillors, the court today did not accept the report for offences under various Sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) and the Juvenile Justice Act.

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Mayor’s woes just won’t endMayor Asha Jaswal

Sandeep Rana

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 28

Despite the UT police filing an FIR cancellation report in the Snehalaya case involving Mayor Asha Jaswal and the two BJP councillors, the court today did not accept the report for offences under various Sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) and the Juvenile Justice Act.

“...this court does not have the jurisdiction to deal with offences punishable under Section 23 of the POCSO Act and Section 74 (3) and 87 of the Juvenile Justice Act read with Rule 74 (care and protection of children) and only the 'special court (POCSO Act, 2012) and JJ Board' are competent to deal with the above offences. Hence, the cancellation is not accepted with respect to the above offences...,” said Imanbir Singh Dhaliwal, Judicial Magistrate (first class) in the order. However, the court accepted the cancellation report filed with respect to offences punishable under Sections 332, 353, 342, 228-A, 448, 506, 34 of the IPC at the Maloya police station.

“...as the allegations in the FIR have not been proved and in view of the categorical no objection to the acceptance of cancellation suffered by the complainants, the cancellation report filed in the FIR dated February 4, 2017 is accepted...,” stated the Judicial Magistrate.

Nearly two months after they visited Snehalaya to meet a sodomy victim without the prior permission, the UT police filed an FIR cancellation plea on Friday.

Day 1: Cashless donation move falls flatNavratras begin

Day 1: Cashless donation move falls flat

29 Mar 2017 | 2:18 AM

PANCHKULA:The nine-day annual Navratra fair began with religious fervour at the Mata Mansa Devi shrine here today.

Stray dog menace dominates Budget meeting in Mohali

Stray dog menace dominates Budget meeting in Mohali

29 Mar 2017 | 2:18 AM

MOHALI:‘Let’s talk to the people of Nagaland (where several tribal people eat dogs) and supply dogs to them’; ‘Let’s go to Delhi and hold a ‘dharna’ in front of Parliament’, these were some of the ‘reckless’ suggestions made by some councillors in today’s MC House meeting, which was mainly held for passing the Budget, but was hijacked by the stray dog menace, here.

Snatchers target 2 in city

29 Mar 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:Two snatching incidents were reported in the city within half an hour this evening.

Register FIR against school authorities, says court

29 Mar 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:A local court today directed the UT police to register an FIR against the chairman, director, principal, vice-principal and counsellor of a private school in a corporal punishment case.

Mohali team runners-up in moot court contest

29 Mar 2017 | 2:18 AM

MOHALI:The team of the University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi, won the National Moot Court Competition organised by the University School of Law, Rayat Bahra University.

Ghazals leave audience spellboundART & CULTURE

Ghazals leave audience spellbound

29 Mar 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:Classical vocalist Dr Saubhagya Vardhan of Rampur Sadarang created a spell of light classical music and ghazals during the Harinaad Sangeet Series organised by the Haryana Kala Parishad at its concert hall here today.

Bio-incubator project gets sponsor

29 Mar 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:Fresenius KabiOncology Limited (FKOL) sanctioned the Bio-Incubator-Panjab University (BI-PU) project worth Rs 20 lakh as a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

Patients feel the heat at Maloya dispensaryAILING HEALTH CENTRES-II

Patients feel the heat at Maloya dispensary

29 Mar 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Maloya Civil Dispensary — that gets over 120 patients on a daily basis — is crying for space and staff.

Dog-bite victim still in state of fear

29 Mar 2017 | 2:18 AM

MOHALI:Even as a three-year-old child, who was bitten by a stray dog in Phase II here recently, has to daily undergo wound dressing for 28 days, the Mayor of the Municipal Corporation today appealed to residents to adopt stray dogs to tackle the problem.

10 Burail jail inmates acquitted in brawl case

29 Mar 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:Ten Burail jail inmates, booked for being involved in a clash, were acquitted by a local court today.

Two-yr-old child seriously injured as car overturns

29 Mar 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:A two-year-old child was seriously injured after the Nano car he was travelling in along with his family members overturned near the Sector 16/17 light point here today.

City witnesses warmest day of March in past 7 yrs

29 Mar 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:The city today witnessed the warmest day of the month in the past seven years with the maximum temperature being recorded at 35.

SELVEL MEDIA

Standing counsel withdraws from case

29 Mar 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:In a major development, Central Government Standing counsel Deepali Puri has withdrawn herself from the infamous case of advertisement fee against Selvel Media.

TRBL staff participate in walkathon

29 Mar 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:In consonance with the Swachh Bharat Mission, a walkathon was organised at the Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory (TRBL) Ranges in Ramgarh, near here today.

No basic amenities at Ghaggar railway station, say commuters

29 Mar 2017 | 2:18 AM

MUBARIKPUR:Built in 1885, Mubarikpur Railway Station, near Dera Bassi, lacks the basic facilities.

With no arrangements in place, residents to face water crisis

29 Mar 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:While the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has not made any special arrangements to deal with water crisis in summers, the city residents, especially those staying in southern sectors, group housing societies and Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) flats, are all likely face the water shortage.

Jawans allege use of poor material at CISF residential complex

29 Mar 2017 | 2:18 AM

MOHALI:The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which is yet to shift its residence inside the International Airport complex here, has been given a raw deal by the airport authorities, it is learnt.

SIT closes in on drug peddlers in city

29 Mar 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:Bala and her son and daughter, residents of Sector 38, Neeraj Shah, alias Tinku, of Burail, Mustak of Mani Majra, Sikander of Dadu Majra Colony, Ashu, a Sector 20 resident, Avikal Passey and Abhisek Goel of Sector 22, Amandeep, alias Vicky, of Dadu Majra Colony, and Rajan of Mani Majra are among the 34 persons who have been selling drugs in the city and have been identified by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) constituted by the UT police to investigate the source of drugs.

Nukkad nataks on road safety in rural belt

29 Mar 2017 | 2:18 AM

MOHALI:To create awareness among residents about the road safety rules, the Health Awareness and Suvidha Society (HASS), supported by Akzo Nobel, has been organising street plays in this regard in the rural belt here.

Traffic management hits roadblock in city

Traffic management hits roadblock in city

29 Mar 2017 | 2:18 AM

PATIALA:While Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh directed the state’s traffic enforcement authorities to crackdown on over-speeding and violation of traffic rules by vehicles, his hometown is facing tough time in dealing with traffic issues.

Carcasses of three dogs exhumed for postmortem

29 Mar 2017 | 2:18 AM

PATIALA:In a first-of-its-kind incident, two Patiala NGOs have got the postmortem of three dogs performed after digging their graves.

Experts for academic recognition of gatka

29 Mar 2017 | 2:18 AM

PATIALA:A discussion on traditional Sikh martial arts, ‘Gatka’, was held at Punjabi University, Patiala.

Amarinder Singh created financial emergency in state: Chandumajra

29 Mar 2017 | 2:18 AM

PATIALA:Training guns at the Captain Amarinder Singh-led Congress government for allegedly indulging in political vendetta, SAD legislator from Sanour Harinderpal Singh Chandumajra said the Chief Minister had created financial emergency in the state soon after taking over and had stopped all ongoing development works across the state.

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Technical edu dept joint director gets bail

29 Mar 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:A special CBI court today granted a regular bail to Jagjit Singh, joint director in the head office of Punjab’s Directorate of Technical Education and Industrial Training, in a graft case on the bail bond of Rs 50,000.

Youth jailed for raping minor

29 Mar 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:A youth (21) was awarded 10-year jail for kidnapping and raping a minor girl.

Builder gets 3-year jail for not following commission’s order

29 Mar 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:The president of Sky Rock City Welfare Society (Mohali), Navjeet Singh, has been sentenced to three-year jail, besides being slapped Rs 10,000 fine, for not complying with an order of the Punjab Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission.

SNATCHING AND THEFT

14-day custody for accused

29 Mar 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:Three youths, who were arrested in connection with a snatching and a theft case by the Chandigarh Police yesterday, were remanded in 14-day judicial custody by the court of JMIC Jaspreet Singh today.

Courts, last 7 days...

2 booked for sexually abusing junior

29 Mar 2017 | 2:18 AM

Dera Bassi: The police have booked two youths on the charges of subjecting their junior to unnatural sex.

Man booked on rape charge

29 Mar 2017 | 2:18 AM

MOHALI:The police booked a person for raping a 19-year-old girl, living in his neighbourhood, at Shahimajra village here.

Theft at house in Sector 47

29 Mar 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:A theft was reported in Sector 47 where thieves managed to decamp with batteries.

Man held with 6-kg ganja

29 Mar 2017 | 2:18 AM

ZIRAKPUR:The police today arrested one drug peddler and recovered six kg of ganja from his possession, while his accomplice managed to give a slip to the police party in dark.

Three arrested on betting charge

29 Mar 2017 | 2:18 AM

ZIRAKPUR:The police today arrested three persons for allegedly betting over a cricket match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, at Maya Garden City, Zirakpur, here today.

Capsules seized during raid

29 Mar 2017 | 2:18 AM

DERA BASSI:Acting on a tip-off, the Health Department today conducted a raid on a medical store at Pandwala village and seized capsules, intoxicant tablets and banned injections.

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CJM stays fee hike at Mount Carmel

29 Mar 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) today put a stay on the orders of Mount Carmel School, Sector 47, to increase the tuition fee by more than 8 per cent.

PU students protest fee hike

PU students protest fee hike

29 Mar 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:Several student outfits, including the SFS, NSUI, ASA, SOI and PSU protested against the increase in fee on the Panjab University campus here today.

FROM COLLEGES

Post Graduate Government College for Girls (Chandigarh)

29 Mar 2017 | 2:18 AM

The Science Society of the college organised its inter-college Science Fest.

This library gives curriculum books to students; reduces their financial burdenPU LIBRARY-XXIV

This library gives curriculum books to students; reduces their financial burden

29 Mar 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:To reduce the financial burden of students due to purchasing books of their curriculum annually, the Panjab University Department of Statistics has developed a book bank in the department library.

Denied SLC, parents approach HRD Ministry, CBSE

29 Mar 2017 | 2:18 AM

PATIALA:After being allegedly denied the issuance of school leaving certificate (SLC) of their child on one pretext or another, the parents of a student of Ryan International School approached the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD), Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and other authorities concerned.

FROM COLLEGES

Annual athletics meet

29 Mar 2017 | 2:18 AM

Patiala: The Patiala College of Education organised the 7th annual athletics meet on the college premises.

Education, last 7 days...
Ajay, Shrut storm into quarters

Ajay, Shrut storm into quarters

29 Mar 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:Ajay Singh drubbed Arhaan Pahwa 6-1 6-1 to enter the boys’ U-14 quarterfinals at the STA-AITA Talent Series (TS-7) Tennis Tournament being played at the Chandigarh Club, Sector 1, here today.

No ground, U-16 inter-school cricket c’ship postponed

29 Mar 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:The newly-formed UT Cricket Association has failed to organise the maiden U-16 Inter-School Knockout Championship here as per the schedule due to unavailability of grounds.

Two medals for Shamsher in Special Olympics in Austria

Two medals for Shamsher in Special Olympics in Austria

29 Mar 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:Shamsher Singh of Ambuja Manovikas Kendra (AMK), Roopnagar, has clinched a silver and a bronze medal in the just concluded Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 in Austria.

CITCO XI log 19-run win against Hotel XI

29 Mar 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:CITCO XI beat Hotel XI by 19 runs in a match organised to celebrate founder’s day of the Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation, at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium here today.

Mohit helps Satyam to 37-run victory

29 Mar 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:Led by Mohit Dhiman, Satyam defeated Ucreate by 37 runs in the ongoing Challenger Corporate Cup here today.

Vishal wins bodybuilding championship

Vishal wins bodybuilding championship

29 Mar 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:Vishal Kapil of Chandigarh has won a gold medal in the just concluded District Body Building Championship at Landran, Mohali.

Sports, last 7 days...
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