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Farmers get relief after 20 years
SC approves award of Rs 1.75 lakh per acre

New Delhi, June 2
The Supreme Court has approved the award of Rs 1.75 lakh per acre compensation for land in Kambali village of Kharar tehsil acquired for the expansion of the Mohali industrial focal point and rejected the Punjab Government’s petition challenging enhancement of the amount by the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

22-year-old girl jumps to death in Sector 34
Chandigarh, June 2
22-year-year-old girl, a student of a Sector 34-based airhostess training institute, allegedly jumped to death from the top floor of the Old Passport Office building in Sector 34, here this morning.
The spot in Sector 34, Chandigarh, where a girl jumped to death on Friday morning
The spot in Sector 34, Chandigarh, where a girl jumped to death on Friday morning. — A Tribune photograph


Happy ending to Munna’s tale of sorrow
Runaway boy from Bihar reunited with family
Chandigarh, June 2
Twelve-year-old Munna has learnt the lessons of life the hard way. Fifteen months ago when he ran away from home to escape beating by his elder brother, he did not know worse kinds of abuse was in store for him.

Runaway boy Munna (in the centre) listens attentively to Constable Vishnu Dutt who rescued him from an exploitative past and restored him to his father (standing next to Vishnu Dutt) in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph 
Runaway boy Munna listens attentively to Constable Vishnu Dutt who rescued him from an exploitative past and restored

HC restrains CBI court in power theft case
Chandigarh, June 2
The hope of the CBI to speedily finish the case pertaining to the role of seven officers of the BBMB and the UT Electricity Department in allegedly facilitating theft of power by the Bhushan Industries has been dashed.

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Mr Aurobindo Mohanty, Vice - President, Marketing, Rasna


Admn allows foreign beer sale at vends
Chandigarh, June 2
The war over the sale of beer is all set to assume a new dimension, with the Chandigarh Administration allowing sale of foreign brands at liquor vends in the city. Under the new excise policy, import licence holders of different brands of beer have evinced keen interest in selling their products in the local market after the new concept of allotting liquor vends was introduced in April.

MC removes board of parking rates
Chandigarh, June 2
In less than a week after “illegality” by a parking lot attendant was carried in these columns, the Municipal Corporation (MC) finally swung into action and removed the board displaying the rates for parking cars and various vehicles in a lot assigned for two-wheelers only on a narrow strip along the road in front of the Mehfil Restaurant in Sector 17.


Confusion over AC cab rates in city
Chandigarh, June 2
Chandigarh Administration has issued one notification announcing the new rates for the AC cab service in the city and another one cancelling the old cab rates. This means there is no official rate list for hundreds of old cabs on the city roads.

Govt’s failures to be main poll plank: Kanwaljit
Dera Bassi, June 2
The failure of the Congress government on all fronts and anti-incumbency factor are going to be the deciding factors in the coming Assembly elections, the SAD general secretary, Capt Kanwaljit Singh, said here today.

Postal charges up by 12 per cent
Chandigarh, June 2
Those who went to various post offices of the city today to send a speed post or deposit premiums for postal life insurance (PLI) or despatch an express parcel were in for a rude shock. The customers found to their amazement that charges had suddenly shot up by over 12 per cent of the original cost.

Hot mix plant contractors to boycott tenders
Panchkula, June 2
After suffering huge losses due to abnormal price hike in construction material, members of the Haryana Hot Mix Plant Contractors Association have decided to boycott government tenders till June-end. The association has also decided to review the execution of ongoing works after June 30.

MC team set to visit Germany, sans Shyama
Chandigarh, June 2
A team comprising councillors and officials of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh is all set to visit Germany on June 6 to study a solid waste management plant of M/s Jai Parkash Associates. The team, however, does not include Ms Shyama Negi, Senior Deputy Mayor.

Notice to Sector 5 parking lot contractor
Chandigarh, June 2
The Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, has issued notice upon the contractor of the parking site opposite Lake Club, Sector 5, for violating the terms and conditions of allotment and called upon him to give explanation within three days as to why the licence of the parking lot should not be cancelled.

Administration offers free yoga courses in summer
Chandigarh, June 2
The Chandigarh Administration would start yoga facilities in its various government school and college buildings during the summer break. These classes would be offered free of cost to the general public and government school and college teachers would be taking these classes for an honorarium.

CHB staff call off agitation
Chandigarh, June 2
The agitating employees of the Chandigarh Housing Board today called off their agitation after a ‘‘compromise’’ was struck following a round of discussion with the Chairman of the CHB.

Mann is chief of ABCS
Chandigarh, June 2
The former Chief Secretary, Punjab, Mr RS Mann, has been unanimously selected as life chairperson of the newly-formed Animal Birth Control Society (ABCS). A press release issued here said that the first meeting of the society was held last week, and it was attended by founder members which included former president of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty against Animals (SPCA) and former Animal Welfare Board member, Mr Jasbir Ralhan, Mrs Pushpinder, Mrs Peeyush, Mrs Mridhula, Mrs Nirmal Milkha Singh and Dr Rahu Rama Kumar, who is the president of the society.

Economists reveal poverty shock
Chandigarh, June 2
Fiftythree per cent of the rural households which were poor in 1970 continued to remain so until 1981. The figures did not change even in 1999 when theNational Councilfor Applied Economic Research rounded off its survey on the original set of 3139 rural households in the country .

AC funeral van service from June 5
Chandigarh, June 2
It will be a comfortable journey for those accompanying the mortal remains of their near and dear ones to the Sector 25 crematorium. From Monday an air conditioned funeral van will be at the disposal of those requiring the services of the UT Red Cross. The charges will be slightly higher as compared to the non-AC funeral van, said an official of the Red Cross.

World Environment Day on June 5
Chandigarh, June 2
World Environment day will be celebrated by the Department of Environment and Forests on June 5 at Kansal Log Hut, Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary, an official press release said here today. A noted environmentalist, Sunder Lal Bahaguna, will be the chief guest.

Raid on office of nursing council
Mohali, June 2
Officials of the Vigilance Bureau conducted a raid on the office of the Punjab Nursing Council here today to nab an employee who had allegedly demanded money for attestation.

Brig Thind to head Territorial Army group
Chandigarh, June 2
Brig J.S. Thind, took over as Commander, Territorial Army Group, Western Command headquarters, Chandimandir, yesterday. Brig Thind was commissioned in the Corps of the Artillery of the Indian Army in March, 1972. He is a graduate of Defence Service Staff College, Wellington.

Man electrocuted
Chandigarh, June 2
A 42-year-old resident of Hallomajra village was electrocuted today after he entangled in a high-tension wire. He had gone to help his neighbour fix a tin roof at her residence, when the accident took place.

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85-year-old woman’s bid to resist snatchers
Mohali, June 2
An 85-year-old woman put up resistance to snatchers but failed to stop them from taking away her purse here last night. According to reports, Ms Gurinder Kaur, a resident of Phase III B 1, was walking home after paying obeisance at Gurdwara Sacha Dhan Sahib in the area. She had her purse with her containing among other things Rs 18,000, a gold ring and some documents.

30-year-old man goes missing
Panchkula, June 2
A 30-year-old resident of the Hardoi locality in Uttar Pradesh, who was hoping for good employment in the city, went missing after he forgot getting down from a Haryana Roadways bus in Zirakpur, yesterday.

Body of newborn girl found in PU
Chandigarh, June 2
Morning walkers in Panjab University were shocked today to see the body of a newly born girl child wrapped in a polythene bag being dragged by dogs. They immediately shooed away the dogs and informed the police about the incident.

Man crushed to death
Zirakpur, June 2
Harish, a resident of Dera Bassi, was crushed to death by a Haryana Roadways bus on the Chandigarh-Ambala road here this afternoon. Harish, who was on his way to Dera Bassi from Chandigarh on his motor cycle, was hit from behind by a roadways bus belonging to the Gurgaon Depot. A tyre of the bus crushed Harish's head and he died on the spot.


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School celebrates environment day
Chandigarh, June 2
Environment Day was celebrated at Government Senior Secondary School, Mani Majra Town here yesterday. Competitions in declamation, essay writing and poster making were held. Around 120 students participated in the competitions.

Treat us as separate institute: diploma staff
Chandigarh, June 2
The diploma staff of the Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology (CCET), Sector 26, have requested the Chandigarh Administration to separate the diploma and degree institutes.

Chander Mohan honours toppers
Panchkula, June 2
To congratulate, motivate and boost the morale of Panchkula toppers in the Matriculation examination conducted by the CBSE, the Deputy Chief Minister, Mr Chander Mohan, on Tuesday visited their residence and honoured them with prizes.


Work rolls at PGI; docs request Admn not to punish them
Will wear badges to declare opposition to quota
Chandigarh, June 2
The PGI wore a familiar look today as the rush of patients increased in the OPDs following dull visitation yesterday. As compared to 1600 patients who attended the OPDs after the strike was called off yesterday, as many as 2500 patients sought medical help today, bringing the first signs of normalcy back to the campus.

Health training programme ends
Mohali , June 2
The second 10-week professional development course in management, Public Health and Health Sector Reforms for district-level senior medical officers, concluded at the State Institute of Health & Family Welfare (SIHFW) here today.


Chandigarh pile up 282 runs
Chandigarh, June 2
The Chandigarh team piled up 282 runs in the match against the Jalandhar squad during the semifinals of Punjab under-19 cricket meet for Dhruv Pandove Trophy played at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, here, today.
A semifinal match between Mohali and Patiala during the Punjab under-19 cricket meet for Dhruv Pandove trophy held at PCA Stadium, Mohali, on Friday
A semifinal match between Mohali and Patiala during the Punjab under-19 cricket meet for Dhruv Pandove trophy held at PCA Stadium, Mohali, on Friday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Amit, Gurvinder win titles
Chandigarh, June 2
Amit Srivastava of Accountant General (UP) Allahabad clinched the men’s singles title defeating Harish Kumar of AG ( Audit) Haryana in four sets 11-8, 11-4, 11-6 and 11-5 in the final of North Zone Inter-Audit Table Tennis Tournament concluded at Table Tennis hall, Sector 23, here, today.

Jaswant Gangta of AG (HP) in action during the concluding day of the North Zone Inter-Audit Table Tennis Tournament in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik
Jaswant Gangta of AG in action during the concluding day of the North Zone Inter-Audit Table Tennis Tournament in Chandigarh on Friday


1,785 notices given for misusing water
Chandigarh, June 2
Within a month of starting the ban on the misuse of water in the morning hours, the Municipal Corporation has issued 1,785 notices and 35 challans to violators across the city, while orders have been issued to disconnect water connections of 15 houses.


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