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3 kids die as shell explodes
Were trying to extract metal scrap from it
Panchkula, June 26
Three children were killed and four others, including two children, injured when a dud mortar shell exploded on the outskirts of the Army firing range at Bhudd Mandlai village in Raipur Rani subdivision of the district this afternoon. 
Paramjit and Rajbir, who were injured in an explosion at the Bhudd Mandali Army firing range, near Raipur Rani, at the general hospital in Panchkula on Tuesday night.
Paramjit and Rajbir, who were injured in an explosion at the Bhudd Mandali Army firing range, near Raipur Rani, at the general hospital in Panchkula on Tuesday night.— Tribune photos by Parvesh Chauhan

IT Park
12 firms fear SEZ blues
Want to be kept out of its purview
Chandigarh, June 26
In an important development, the Chandigarh administration has decided to redefine the area structure of the special economic zone in the Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park as accorded by the union ministry of commerce. As many as 12 companies have written to the UT that they be kept out of the area under the SEZ status.

Monsoon is here, ahead of schedule
Chandigarh, June 26
Surprising everyone, the southwest monsoon made a grand entry into the region today. A heavy bout of late night rainfall, lasting for hours at most places, heralded the early arrival of the monsoon, which left the residents hot and sultry as power supply went for a toss.




EARLIER STORIES

UT’s Special Gesture
He’ll be taught at home
Chandigarh, June 26
In a noble gesture, the Chandigarh education department has come out with a novel way to help Ganesh Sharma, a physically-challenged boy. The department has made special teaching arrangements for this 18-year-old boy, who is 100 per cent disabled at an early age. Teachers have been engaged to help him out in his studies at his home in Sector 44, Chandigarh.

Ganesh Sharma at his home 

Ganesh Sharma at his home


COMMUNITY

Harried by police, youth fakes mobile snatching
Chandigarh, June 26
Inaction on part of the Chandigarh police to register cases has forced complainants to adopt novel ways. In one such incident, an employee of a private bank, fed up with the dilly-dallying attitude, faked the snatching of his mobile phone in Sector 9 here this afternoon.

No Home Delivery
LPG suppliers’ decision unjust, says forum
Mohali, June 26
The Consumer Protection and Grievances Redressal Forum has condemned the decision of LPG suppliers to stop home delivery from July 2. The forum said the decision was unjust, arbitrary and unilateral.

Fill vacant posts, demand protesting B Ed teachers
Chandigarh, June 26
Unemployed B. Ed teachers from Punjab today carried out a shirtless protest from Sector 17 to Sector 25 rally ground in support of their demands. They were demanding recruitment against 32,000 posts lying vacant in the state.

Unemployed B Ed teachers carry out shirtless protest from Sector 17 to Sector 25 rally ground in support of their demands in Chandigarh on Tuesday.—A Tribune Photograph 
Unemployed B Ed teachers carry out shirtless protest from Sector 17 to Sector 25 rally ground in support of their demands in Chandigarh on Tuesday.

Refuse visa to Gill, Belgian envoy urged
Chandigarh, June 26
A city-based human rights lawyer, today wrote a letter to the Ambassador, Royal Embassy of Belgium, New Delhi, requesting refusal of visa to former director-general of Punjab police K.P.S. Gill or to initiate his trial if he enters the Belgian  territory.

Portion of Sec 27 market gives way

Chandigarh, June 26
While the Chandigarh administration is busy carrying out survey of unsafe structures, a substantial portion of cantilever of the Sector 27 Janta booth market fell off last night.


The portion of the Janta booth market in Sector 27, Chandigarh, that collapsed on Monday night. —Tribune photo byManoj Mahajan

The portion of the Janta booth market in Sector 27, Chandigarh, that collapsed on Monday night.

Developer dies in road mishap
Dera Bassi, June 26
The director of Shivalik Vihar, a housing enclave in Zirakpur, died in a road accident when his Skoda car hit a truck (HR-37A-5339) near Jawaharpur village early this morning.

Child killed
A child was killed after being run over by a truck near Phase IX here today.

Summer workshop concludes
Chandigarh, June 26
A 15-day summer workshop, organised in association with the Pracheen Kala Kendra, concluded at the Chandigarh Press Club here yesterday. During the three-hour long grand finale, students gave enthralling performances.

Protest
Chandigarh, June 26
Representatives of various units affiliated to the Punjab Raj Pensioners Maha Sangh yesterday staged a symbolic protest near the bridge market, Sector 17, against the SAD-BJP government in Punjab for backtracking on promises made in its election manifesto.—TNS

RBI closed on July 2
Chandigarh, June 26
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will remain closed for public transactions on July 2 in view of the annual closing of its accounts.
The bank would, however, remain open on June 30 for half day.—TNS

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CRIME

New twist to Israeli peddler case
Narcotics official held for graft
Chandigarh, June 26
The role of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), country’s premier agency working against drug-trafficking, has come under a scanner with the arrest of its second officer by the CBI for seeking bribe to provide information to the wife of an accused.

MD booked for fraud
Chandigarh, June 26
The local police has booked the managing director of a private advertisement company on allegations of duping a Jalandhar resident of Rs 2 lakh on the pretext of making him a dealer for setting up mobile phone towers in Punjab.

Officers held for graft
Panchkula, June 26 Two officials of the Excise Department arrested by the CBI on graft charges here, today. According to sources, Rajinder Chawla and Gurmit Singh, inspector and assistant, respectively, were arrested when they demanded Rs 1 lakh from an Ambala-based electrical appliances manufacturer. — TNS


 
EDUCATION

Institutes add colour to logos
Chandigarh, June 26
The Government Central Crafts Institute for Women, Sector 11, and Industrial Training Institute, Sector 28, are all set to bring out new coloured logos in place of the old black and white ones.
The new logos have been developed under the guidance of S.K. Setia, director, technical education, and are approved by UT home secretary Krishna Mohan. The logos have been visualised and designed by Anjali Aggarwal, faculty, Government College of Arts, Sector 10.

DAV college merit list
Chandigarh, June 26
DAV College, Sector 10, displayed its first cutoff list today. The cutoff percentage for BCom is 87.4 per cent without weightage and 90 per cent with weightage for a total of 210 seats. Similarly, the cutoff for BCA is 83 per cent for 80 seats while for BBA it is 81.2 per cent against 120 seats.

Counselling dates on PU website
Chandigarh, June 26
For the students of Panjab University seeking admission in teaching departments of Panjab University, the dates of counselling for B.A., LL.B (five-year integrated course), B.Sc. (hons. school), B. Pharmacy and M.C.A. and the dates for applying for NRI/NRI (sponsored/industry sponsored) have been pasted on PU website. A combined merit list of B.Sc. (Hons. School)/B.Sc. Mathematics has also been pasted on the website. A merit list of B.A, LL.B (five-year integrated course) shall be available on PU website by the end of June 2007. — TNS


 
CULTURE

Neha, Suyash win titles
Chandigarh, June 26
Neha Tomar and Suyash Kumar were adjudged Miss and Mr Chandigarh, respectively, in a fashion contest organised by the Chandigarh Institute of Performing Arts (CIPA) in association with the NZCC at Kalagram, Mani Majra.

HEALTH

Sanitary inspectors briefed on malaria control
The Directorate of National Vector-Borne Disease Control Programme, Chandigarh, convened a meeting of sanitary inspectors under the chairmanship of assistant director health (malaria)-cum-state surveillance officer, Chandigarh, Dr R.K. Sharma.


 
SPORTS

India-Australia ODI
Mahendra meets UT officials
Chandigarh, June 26
Talks at the administrative level regarding the ODI between India and Australia began today with Haryana Cricket Association secretary Ranbir Singh Mahendra formally meeting the top brass of the Chandigarh administration.

HCA secretary Ranbir Singh Mahendra (right) and HCA’s unit Chandigarh Cricket Association general secretary Surinder Singh Baijee interact with mediapersons on Tuesday. —Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

HCA secretary Ranbir Singh Mahendra (right) and HCA’s unit Chandigarh Cricket Association general secretary Surinder Singh Baijee interact with mediapersons on Tuesday.

Badminton
Punjab, Delhi enter final
Chandigarh, June 26
Punjab got the better of AG HP in a one-sided affair when they beat Himachal Pradesh 3-0 in the semifinal of the North Zone IA and AD Badminton Tournament, which commenced at the badminton hall, Sector 42, today.

AG UP’s Sandeep Tiwari in action during the North Zone IA and AD Badminton Tournament that began at the badminton hall, Sector 42, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. —A Tribune photograph

AG UP’s Sandeep Tiwari in action during the North Zone IA and AD Badminton Tournament that began at the badminton hall, Sector 42, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.

Shooting championship on July 1
Chandigarh, June 26
The 9th Chandigarh State Inter-School Shooting Championship 2007 will be conducted by the Chandigarh Rifle Association at Patiala Ki Rao Shooting Range, Sector 25, on July 1.




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