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NCC forced to de-enrol cadets
Punjab, UT hold back funds
Chandigarh, June 8
With the Punjab Government holding back on allocations of funds for NCC activities in the state, the NCC directorate has initiated an unprecedented move to de-enrol cadets in the state. 

Girls from Punjab Engineering College, Sector 12, wait to perform dandiya during the closing function of the National Sub-junior Netball Championship

Girls from Punjab Engineering College, Sector 12, wait to perform dandiya during the closing function of the National Sub-junior Netball Championship in Chandigarh on Sunday. — photo Pawan Sharma


MC fails to check rural high-rises
Chandigarh, June 8
In the absence of well-defined rules and regulations, the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh has failed to check construction work on high-rise buildings in four villages — Burail, Butrela, Badheri and Attawa — falling within Lal Dora.

Villagers air their grievances
Badheri, June 8
Residents of 22 villages in the UT gathered to voice their resentment at the treatment meted out to them at the hands of the UT Administration.

From left: Mr Subhash Chawla, Mayor, Mr Gurpartap Singh Riar, Mr Bhupinder Singh, Mr Bahadur Singh, Mr Jasbir Singh and Mr Kuldip Singh on the dais at “Punjabi Tribune Pathak Milini”; and (right) a section of participants at the function at Angrez Singh Bhavan in Badheri, Sector 41, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — Tribune photos Parvesh Chauhan

Rent of PU shops hiked
Chandigarh, June 8
Panjab University has restructured the rent of shops on the campus following a survey, resulting in a sizeable increase in the campus treasures.

Mohali resident drowned in Sutlej
SAS Nagar, June 8
Pall of gloom descended at the residence of Mr Gurbachan Singh in Phase V here, when the body of his 26-year-old son Jaswinder was brought home from Ludhiana today. A truck driver, Jaswinder, died yesterday when he slipped and drowned in the Sutlej while bathing.

Some prime properties in Chandigarh under the control of encroachers have been got vacated under a drive to take control of all lands. Naturally, the action of the Chandigarh Administration has become a problem for the Municipal Corporation. The Mayor and other councillors have been saying that the MC was not taken into confidence before such major drives.



Pind bachao panel meets Verma
Chandigarh, June 8
Mr Angrez Singh Badheri, president, Pind Bachao Committee, led a five-member delegation to meet UT Administrator Justice O.P Verma and apprised him of the discrimination against villagers of the UT, a press note of the committee said today.

Residents protest against demolition drive
Chandigarh, June 8
Various resident welfare associations of the Chandigarh Housing Board flats and houses, Sector 41, held a protest rally today against the Chandigarh Administration’s drive to demolish ‘need based’ additions and alterations made by allottees in their flats and houses. 

CBI procures fresh warrants against Bhardwaj
Chandigarh, June 8
Acting on the Central Bureau of Investigation plea, a local court today issued fresh non-bailable warrants against suspended Judicial Magistrate S.S. Bhardwaj. The CBI pleaded that they had laid a trap at a number of places to arrest the judicial officer but he could not be arrested. Therefore they need more time to trace him out.

Company secretaries set to get more powers
Chandigarh, June 8
Mr Pavan K. Vijay, president, ICSI, lights a lamp to inaugurate a seminarThe recent amendments to the Company Bill will give a boost to the profession of company secretaries as under Section 383 C all documents, returns, forms required to be filed with the Registrar of Companies or any other statutory authority will have to pre-certified by a company secretary in whole-time practice, said Mr Pavan K. Vijay, president, Institute of Company Secretaries of India, here today.
Mr Pavan K. Vijay, president, ICSI, lights a lamp to inaugurate a seminar on the Company (Amendment) Bill, 2003, organised in Chandigarh on Sunday. 

PLATFORM: Save water
Necessity of life

Water is the greatest necessity of our life. We can live without food, but not without water. In some parts of our country, water is costlier than milk and womenfolk have to walk miles before they can find water, which is fit for drinking. Besides, rural areas are already facing water paucity with village wells, ponds and rivulets drying up and urban areas always short of water supply.

Sewage discharge a cause of concern
Zirakpur, June 8
The untreated sewage carried by the Sukhna choe is causing health hazards and other problems to hundreds of residents of Zirakpur and surrounding areas and has become a matter of serious concern for the Zirakpur Nagar Panchayat. 

Dust cloud over city, mercury drops
Chandigarh, June 8
A cover of dust and haze over the city and its surrounding areas forced a drop in mercury as day time temperatures in the city dropped to a more bearable 34°C. This was 9°C less than yesterday and about 6°C below the normal average for this time of the year.



Assault case: police conducts raids
Chandigarh, June 8
In connection with an attack on two persons, Raj Singh of Kansal village and Sohan Singh of Kishangarh village near the Matka chowk on July 6, teams of the Chandigarh Police today conducted raids at different places in the city to arrest the accused, four brothers of Kansal village, who were behind the attack.

Chandigarh, June 8

Three vehicles were stolen from different points in the city in the last 48 hours. According to information, Inderjit Singh, a resident of Sector 21, reported that his Bullet motorcycle was stolen from the backside of a shop-cum-office in Sector 8. 

Man remanded in custody
Panchkula, June 8
Mr P.K. Yadav, Judicial Magistrate (First Class), remanded Krishan Kuthiala, Managing Director of a Parwanoo-based company, into one day’s custody, here today. Krishan along with his father Hardyal Kuthiala were booked in a case of criminal intimation and breach of trust and a case of selling a truck to Mr Rajesh Gupta, a Panchkula Sector 7 resident. 

3 remanded in custody
SAS Nagar, June 8
Three persons arrested for the murder of Kalpana Das, a resident of Phase IX here, have been remanded in police custody for a day by a Kharar court today.



“CBSE office to be student-friendly”
Chandigarh, June 8
The newly-appointed Regional Officer of the Central Board of Secondary Education, Mr P.I. Sabu’s endeavour is to make the board’s office here “student and parent-friendly”, where their problems and queries can redressed quickly and efficiently.

Tiny tots participate in a workshop, ‘Pithu Garam’22-day ‘Pithu Garam’ begins
SAS Nagar, June 8
‘Pithu Garam’....could be a strange name for a summer workshop for children, but working with an aim which entailed physical activity coupled with team spirit and alertness of the mind, ‘pithu garam’ seemed the best choice.

Tiny tots participate in a workshop, ‘Pithu Garam’, jointly organised by Sarang and Nupur Theatre Arts at Sarang Lok, Phase XI, in SAS Nagar on Sunday. 
— photo Pankaj Sharma

PU VC participates in shramdaan
Chandigarh, June 8

More than 100 teachers and staff of PU led by the VC, Dr K.N. Pathak and the Registrar, today participated in the shramdaan at the Sukhna lake. Others present were 50 employees of the planning wing led by a SE, Mr Krishanjeet Singh. 

Candidate flees with answersheet
Panchkula, June 8

A candidate appearing in a test conducted by the Haryana Staff Selection Board for the posts of Sub-Inspector in the Haryana Police, fled with his answersheet from his examination centre at Manav Mangal School, Sector 11, here today.

Entrance test for FCI
Chandigarh, June 8
An entrance test has been introduced for admissions to the Food Craft Institute, Sector 42. Prospectus and application forms for the same will be available from June 10, while the last date for receipt of application is July 20

Unlimited fun at summer workshops

Workshop at KB DAV school concludes

hildren romping and skipping all the way to their school when summer is at its peak? Not studies, not books but playtime activities— acquiring new skills and the search for hidden talent beckons them to summer workshops when school is off and yet it is on. Whether it involves brushing up your computer lessons or learning to paint, fine tuning your throat at singing classes or shaking a leg at the dance workshops, schools are into the business of utilizing the summer vacation to hone talent.

Anger management
ne wonders whether this generation is not so accustomed to tension and anger that many are in the unhappy state of not being comfortable without it. The deep quietness of the woods and valleys so well known to our forefathers is an unaccustomed state to this generation. It is a generation bogged down by competition and hostility. 



Gurmehar, Tembe qualify
Chandigarh, June 8
Gurmehar Singh and Kedar Tembe of India today qualified to the main draw in the ITF Men Challenger Tennis Tournament (second leg), being played here today at the CLTA Tennis stadium, in Sector 10. The main draw round matches will begin tomorrow.

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