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MC, Health Dept join hands to take
on cholera

Chandigarh, June 8
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh and the UT Health Department have come together to prevent the outbreak of cholera in the city.

Warning bells sounded on city infrastructure
Chandigarh, June 8
Official data released by the Chandigarh Administration as a part of “Chandigarh in Figures 2005” has sounded warning bells for need of a comprehensive planning for the future of population, settlements, healthcare, roads, vehicles and several other fields.

‘Denied hot meal’, man sets himself afire
Chandigarh, June 8
Annoyed by the alleged refusal of his wife to serve him hot meal, a 40-year-old resident of Sanjay Colony, tried to commit suicide by setting himself afire late last night. The man sustained 60 per cent burn injuries and was admitted to the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32.


Bhanu Priya, Rahul, Archit and Nagma are all smiles on their return from the National Children’s Participation Meet organised in Mumbai by the Chidline India Foundation.Turning odds into opportunities
Slum children attend national children’s meet in Mumbai
Chandigarh, June 8
From the slums of Chandigarh to the venue of national conference on children’s rights - Rahul, Bhanu Priya and Nagma have come a long way.

Bhanu Priya, Rahul, Archit and Nagma are all smiles on their return from the National Children’s Participation Meet organised in Mumbai by the Chidline India Foundation. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Parents proud of Rathore’s feat
Chandigarh, June 8
For Air Marshal D.N. Rathore and his wife Shiela, it was an exhilarating moment to watch their son, Wg Cdr Ajay Rathore, fly the President. They sat glued to television at their Sector 35 house here to watch their son execute a 40-minute sortie with the President in the rear seat.

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Car pool fashion catching on
Chandigarh, June 8
Economy is the mother of all necessities. The fuel hike has achieved what remained an observation of the Punjab and Haryana High Court and the subsequent failed attempts of the Chandigarh Traffic Police to encourage car pools in the city. Several office goers have come together after the fuel hike earlier this week and decided to share a vehicle to work.

Home-delivery scooters continue to flout norms
Chandigarh, June 8
The Chandigarh Traffic Police is apparently ‘helpless’ when it comes to initiating action against the high and mighty, blatantly throwing traffic rules and regulations to the winds.
Scooters with heat entrapment boxes flouting the MV Act and curtained "VIP" cars move freely on city roads.
VIOLATIONS THAT THE AUTHORITIES FAIL TO SEE: (left) scooters with heat entrapment boxes flouting the MV Act and curtained "VIP" cars move freely on city roads. — Tribune photographs

Sangharsh panel members stage dharna
Mohali , June 8
Members of the Plot Allotment Sangarsh Committee, Sectors 76 – 80, staged a dharna outside the office of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority ( PUDA) in protest against the failure of the PUDA authorities to give possession of plots allotted about six years ago.

Shatabdi stranded for half an hour
Chandigarh, June 8
The evening Kalka-Delhi Shatabdi Express (2012) and the Himalayan Queen were today stranded at the Chandigarh Railway Station for over half an hour when the supply to the overhead electricity cable was disrupted following a fault at Dappar, about 30 km from here.

SAD blasts Congress for ‘anti-people’ policies
Dera Bassi, June 8
The general secretary of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Banur MLA, Capt Kanwaljit Singh, today blasted the Congress-led UPA government and the Punjab Government for their “failure” on all fronts.

Civic body plans to redress grievances
Zirakpur, June 8
The Zirakpur Nagar Panchayat has chalked an elaborate plan to redress the grievances of the residents. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting presided over by a senior Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader and Banur MLA, Capt Kanwaljit Singh.

Kang calls on agitating pharmacist
Chandigarh, June 8
The Punjab Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Dairy Development and Tourism Minister, Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang, today called on Mr Ravinder Singh Pheruman, an unemployed veterinary pharmacist who is sitting on an indefinite fast for the past many days and is presently admitted to the local General Hospital in Sector 16.

MC president pooh-poohs charges
Panchkula, June 8
Reacting to the allegations of irregularities in allotting tenders for the re-carpeting of roads, Ms Manveer Kaur Gill, newly nominated president of the Panchkula Municipal Council, refuted the charges alleging that rival councilors were jealous.

Demand for Nanakshahi calendar up, says SGPC member
Mohali, June 8
The SGPC has failed to provide Nanakshahi calendars to residents of the town and as such these had to be printed locally to meet the demand.

Ekadashi celebrated
Chandigarh, June 8
The local chapter of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness ( ISKCON) celebrated Nirjala Ekadashi with a difference at Hare Krishna Dham, Sector 36-B, here today.

Petrol price hike condemned
Mohali, June 8
The Consumer Protection Forum today condemned the hike in petrol and diesel prices.

Bank employees honoured
Panchkula, June 8
The State Bank of Patiala, Haryana zone, honoured 13 officers for their excellent achievements in the area of “SBI Life” and “Cross Selling” in a function organised at the zonal office of the bank in Sector 5, here yesterday.

Panchkula Press Club office-bearers
Panchkula, June 8
Mr Dayanand Choudhary and Mr Sanjay Mehta were unanimously elected president and general secretary, respectively, of the Panchkula Press Club, here today.

No headway in missing girl case
Chandigarh, June 8
Sayona Dutta, a 16-year-old girl of Sector 32 was allegedly abducted by some unknown person from the city on June 4. The police has sent police parties to various places in Punjab and Haryana but has failed to solve the mystery behind the disappearance of the girl so far.

Camp opens
Panchkula, June 8
A five-day summer camp on Indian culture and spirituality organised by the Chandigarh and Haryana district of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation, in Sector 9, was inaugurated here yesterday.

Gurdwara’s plea to Housing Secy
Mohali, June 8
The management of Gurdwara Sacha Dhan, Phase III B-1, has urged the Secretary, Housing, Punjab, not to allow judicial courts to function from the community centre in the area.

MC teams monitoring water quality
Chandigarh, June 8
The local municipal corporation has constituted different teams for monitoring the quality of water supply in the city, an official press note said here today.

Advocate’s body not yet found
Ropar, June 8
There is no clue to the missing advocate, Rajesh Gumbar. He had left his car and belonging near the Bhakra canal.

No water supply
Chandigarh, June 8
The water supply to certain portions of southern sectors will be affected tomorrow on account of certain repair work near the main junction of Sectors 37\40, an official press note said here today.

Panchkula, June 8
The following have been elected office-bearers of the Jalvayu Vihar Awas Kalyan Samiti: Air Cmdr (retd) A.S. Mann — president; Mr Kashmir Singh — vice-president; Sqn Ldr (retd) Rachh Pal Singh — secretary; and Comdr (retd) Nishan Singh — treasurer. TNS

Shortage of beer far from over
Chandigarh, June 8
Despite the UT Excise and Taxation Department categorically telling representatives of liquor companies not to form a "cartel" against the administration for not agreeing to increase the EDP (Ex-Distillery Price), the shortage of beer continues in the city.


Four cars stolen in Mohali
Mohali, June 8
Four cars, three of them brand new, were stolen from Phases VI and VII last night. Three cars were stolen from one pocket of Phase VII after midnight and all had temporary registration numbers.

Dowry victim’s husband, sister-in-law held
Chandigarh, June 8
The police yesterday arrested the husband and sister-in-law of Vidyawati, who was allegedly set afire by her in-laws at her Sector 7 residence on Tuesday.

Purse snatched
Chandigarh, June 8
Two unidentified scooterists snatched a purse from a woman in Sector 34 here this afternoon.


Tourism panel reconstituted
Chandigarh, June 8
The Chandigarh Administration has reconstituted the Chandigarh Tourism Advisory Committee for a period of one year to promote tourism in the region under the Chairmanship of the Home-cum Tourism Secretary, Mr Krishna Mohan.


Shiamak, students spellbind audience
Chandigarh, June 8
The confidence, the spirit and the verve shone through as Shiamak Davar’s Institute for Performing Arts (SDIPA) and the Durga Das Foundation came together for the annual Summer Funk 2006 — an evening filled with energetic grooves, lively moves and an enthusiastic bunch of over 500 participants, from as little as four years to as old as 64 years — the largest number ever since the bi-annual dance fiesta began four years ago.

From Colleges
SD-32, DAV-10 attracting students
Chandigarh, June 8
The GGDSD College, Sector 32, and the DAV College Sector 10, are attracting students in large numbers. A comparatively higher fee structure than other colleges of the city does not seem to deter students applying to these colleges.

Workshops for kids conclude
Chandigarh, June 8
On the concluding day of five workshops in creative writing, music (vocal), performing arts (one-act play), folk dance and painting, students of Mount Carmel School, Sector 47, KBDAV Public School, Sector 7, DAV Public School, Sector 8, and Carmel Convent Senior Secondary School, Sector 9, displayed their skills and talent on the stage.
Children perform at a workshop at Mount Carmel School, Sector 47, Chandigarh, on Thursday.
Children perform at a workshop at Mount Carmel School, Sector 47, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Workshop finale at Kalagram
Mohali, June 8
A summer workshop was held at Swami Ram Tirtha Public High School here.


Arrest of Lucky’s wife stayed till July 14
Chandigarh, June 8
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today extended the stay on the arrest of Ms Harneet Singh, wife of Deputy Mayor Hardeep Singh Lucky, till July 14.

Court moved over non-payment of rent
Chandigarh, June 8
Residents of the Mahinder Vihar Housing Cooperative Maintenance Society in Panchkula, a society of serving and retired Army officers, have moved court seeking eviction of persons running businesses from shops belonging to the society for non-payment of rent over a period of time.

Consideration of charges in Bhullar case on Aug 10
Chandigarh, June 8
The District and Sessions Judge, Mr B.S. Mehndiratta, today transferred the case of Devinder Singh Bhullar, an accused in the case of conspiracy to kill a former SSP, Chandigarh, Sumedh Singh Saini, to the Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADSJ), Mr R.S. Baswana.


Dance a therapy, says Shiamak Davar
Chandigarh, June 8
High on ‘Summer Funk 2006’ but low on health Shiamak Davar is soaring on spirit and charm! In the city today for the summer dance fiesta presented by the Shiamak Davar Institute for the Performing Arts (SDIPA) and the Durga Das Foundation here, he has just come off exhilarating performances in Davos at the World Economic Forum and at the Commonwealth Games at Melbourne where he choreographed and designed the Delhi 2010 presentation with over 700 dancers.
Shiamak Davar in the city on Thursday to encourage the students participating in the ‘Summer Funk 2006’ at Tagore Theatre.
Shiamak Davar in the city on Thursday to encourage the students participating in the ‘Summer Funk 2006’ at Tagore Theatre. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

‘Sa Re Ga Ma’ winner to perform today
Chandigarh, June 8
Playback and folk singer and winner of Zee TV’s musical show, “Sa Re Ga Ma”, Rinku Kalia, will feature in the “Sur Saanjh—Rinku Kalia de Naal” at Punjab Kala Bhavan, Sector 16, on June 9.


Health camp for students
Mohali, June 8
Euro Kids, Phase IV, here conducted a health camp for all its students. The data will be processed by the doctor and feedback will be given to their parents.


Chandigarh clinch u-19 Dhruv Pandove trophy
Mohali, June 8

Chandigarh completed the formality of defeating Patiala on the basis of first innings 160-run lead to clinch the top honours in under-19 inter district tournament for Dhruv Pandove Trophy played at PCA Stadium, here today. Chandigarh today scored 231 runs for 4 wickets in 77 overs before the umpires called off play in the favour of the team.

Winners of Dhruv Pandove Trophy (under-19) in joyous mood at PCA Stadium, Mohali, on Thursday. — Tribune photo Vicky Gharu
Winners of Dhruv Pandove Trophy (under-19) in joyous mood at PCA Stadium, Mohali, on Thursday.

Rehatbir shines in u-14 tennis tourney
Chandigarh, June 8
Harmeet Singh, Rehatbir Singh Mann and Varun Sharma won top honours in the under-12, under-14 and under-18 categories, respectively, in the Lake Club League-cum-Knockout Tennis Competitions for trainees at the Lake Club courts held here today.


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