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Kansal Land Grab Case
Sale deeds registered before mutations: HC
Mohali, June 8
The Kansal land grab case has taken an interesting turn with the Punjab and Haryana High Court pointing out a glaring anomaly during the last hearing of the case.

North-South Divide I
On these roads, you’ll be run out
Chandigarh, June 8
The Chandigarh administration, despite hefty funds at its disposal, has failed to bridge the North-South divide in the city as is evident from the condition of roads.

RBI drive against private finance companies
Chandigarh, June 8
Several fly-by-night private finance companies are operating in Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, by offering interest rates as high as 40 per cent.

Online Lottery Scam
Nigerian walks into police trap
Chandigarh, June 8
Bright The police today claimed to have busted a million pound Internet lottery scam with the arrest of a Nigerian. The police said the suspect had duped several people, including Balbir Singh who paid Rs 1.81 lakh in the hope of becoming a millionaire overnight.

Decks cleared for lake in Sec 42
Chandigarh, June 8
Decks have been cleared for a lake in Sector 42 adjoining the Beant Singh Memorial. To be spread over six acres, it would come up on the seasonal rivulet passing through the area.


A child enjoys on a jungle gym at Leisure Valley in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
FUN TIME: A child enjoys on a jungle gym at Leisure Valley in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Karam Singh

City Concerns
Politicians and policemen are believed to be insensitive. But it is not often that the media too gets clubbed with them. The horrific murder of 14-year-old Delhi Public School student Arushi Talwar in NOIDA is one recent instance where the three together are being accused of not only being insensitive, but also for tarnishing the image of the deceased girl.

Citizens’ Grievance
The Tribune has always strived to be the Voice of the People. To provide our readers another opportunity to speak out, the Chandigarh Tribune is starting a weekly column, Citizens’ Grievance.


Media ignoring development issues: Expert
Chandigarh, June 8
The two-day regional seminar on “Women in Media: Fighting Stereotypes Identity and Gender”, organised by Media Information and Communication Center of India (MICCI), concluded today at Panjab University with the participating journalists expressing substantial recommendations for the benefits of entire media community.

ICE MAIDEN: A girl beats the heat with an ice candy in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Dogged MC shooes off PFA
Explores expensive alternative

Panchkula, June 8
In a perfect example of how a good project gets caught in the red tape, the Panchkula municipal committee, overlooking a proposal by the People for Animals (PFA) to tackle stray dog menace for free, is all set to engage the services of other parties for a fortune.

Road linking city with Mohali neglected
Chandigarh, June 8
One of the busiest roads linking Chandigarh with the residential and industrial areas of Mohali is in a state of utter neglect. The road runs parallel to the elevated Chandigarh-Ludhiana railway track.

Mohali dist under IT Range VI
Mohali, June 8
The income tax department has assigned the jurisdiction of area under Mohali district to Range VI, Mohali.

Children learn bhangra at a folk dance workshop, organised by the Indian Council for Child Welfare, at Bal Bhawan, Sector 30, Chandigarh, on Sunday.
Children learn bhangra at a folk dance workshop, organised by the Indian Council for Child Welfare, at Bal Bhawan, Sector 30, Chandigarh, on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Senior citizens get dose of spirituality
Panchkula, June 8
"The quest for spiritual realisation among the human beings has been persistent since the ages and the Vedic literature, which is replete with the divine and ethical content, has been the only guiding spirit to the whole world,” opined the Prayag-based saint scholar Mohan Kalunia during a spiritual talk on 'Vihangam Yog' organised by the Senior Citizen Council, an apex body.

Book on Dr Ikolaha released
Chandigarh, June 8
A book titled “Dr Thakar Singh Ikolaha 1870-1945, an unsung hero of Indian freedom movement” was released by Prof Darshan Singh, former caretaker of Akal Takht, and Parmjit Singh Saran, president, DSGMC, at the Sector 46 gurdwara today.

DC to supervise repair of Pinjore road
Panchkula, June 8
The DC, Rajinder Kataria, has decided to supervise the repair work of the Pinjore road in the wake of frequent traffic jams there. He today ordered the filling up of potholes.

The potholed roads in Sectors 25. The potholed roads in Sectors 34.

The potholed roads in Sectors 25 and 34. Tribune photos

To live and let live
Chandigarh is not just known for its beauty, but for its peaceful ambience, which is being disturbed lately because of the sharp rise in crime. The reason for the moral transgression has become a hard nut to crack. Man has degraded himself to such a low level that he has forgotten the maxim, “To live and let live”.


Central Varsity Status
Dept of Indian theatre to stage a play
Chandigarh, June 8
The relay fast on the PU campus for the demand of central university status entered 63rd day today. Five teachers, Bimal Rai, Ashok Kumar Bhati, both from the department of physics, V.K. Walia, department of zoology, Raj Kumar from physical education and Sumit Budhiraja from UIET sat on the fast today.

PU Notes
MSc zoology (Hons) result out
Chandigarh, June 8
The Panjab University has declared the results BA (Hons), BEd 1st semester, MSc zoology (Hons) 2nd, 3rd and 4th semester, BSc microbiology (Hons) 3rd year, MSc microbiology (Hons) 1st year, M.Sc. (Hons) Chemistry 4th semester and Bachelor of Pharmacy 3rd year.

Camp ends with fun, fervour
Chandigarh, June 8
Students present a cultural item on the concluding day of the summer workshop at DAV Public School, Sector 39, in Chandigarh, on Sunday. Fun and fervour marked the finale of the 12-day summer camp held at DAV Public School, Sector 39 here today. The children performed remarkably in the cultural extravaganza that included folk and western dances, a hilarious drama, poetic recitation and public speaking on mannerism and positive attitude. An art and craft exhibition by children during the camp was another highlight.

Students present a cultural item on the concluding day of the summer workshop at DAV Public School, Sector 39, in Chandigarh, on Sunday. A Tribune photograph


The bodies of the victims being removed after they were electrocuted at Rajpura on Sunday.Street cricket turns tragic
11-yr-old boy, rescuer electrocuted
Rajpura, June 8
Two persons, including an 11-year-old boy, were electrocuted after they came in contact with high-tension wires in Arjun Dev Colony this evening. According to reports, some children were playing cricket in the area when the ball went on the rooftop of some shops.

The bodies of the victims being removed after they were electrocuted at Rajpura on Sunday. Photo: J.S. Virdi

Panchayats must shun petty politics: Akali Dal
Bassi Pathana, June 8
Panchayats must rise above petty politics and work for the welfare and development of their respective areas.

Hot Weather Cricket
DMW, MCA set up final date
Patiala, June 8
DMW, Patiala, and Mohali Cricket Association (MCA) beat their respective rivals to set up the summit clash in the 10th Hot Weather Cricket Tournament for under-13 boys played here today.

Slack in high-tension wire threatens lives
Bassi Pathana, June 8
High-tension 11,000 volt wires passing over the only municipal park here have been posing a threat to the lives of children and walkers who visit the park daily. Some of the wires hang precariously low to the ground.

Lok adalat settles 112 cases
Ambala, June 8 A lok adalat at Kalpi village, Barara subdivision, settled 112 cases today. The lok adalat was organised by the District Legal Services Authority.

50 inducted into Vikas Parishad
Ambala, June 8
To celebrate their win in the recently held Cantonment Board elections, Anil Vij, president, Vikas Parishad, today held a meeting of his party workers at Aggarwal Dharmshala in Ambala Cantonment.

CPM activists block rail traffic
CPM activists block rail traffic on the Rajpura-Ambala line against rising prices at Rajpura on Sunday. Rajpura, June 8
A large number of CPM activists blocked the Rajpura-Ambala railway line to register their protest against rising prices. Party leaders alleged that the central and state governments were not doing anything to cap rising prices, which were burdening the common man, especially the poor.

CPM activists block rail traffic on the Rajpura-Ambala line against rising prices at Rajpura on Sunday. Photo: J.S. Virdi

Gian Sagar’s master’s course in physiotherapy
Patiala, June 8
Gian Sagar College of Physiotherapy will offer master of physiotherapy (MPT) course in five disciplines, according to Dr Kamaljit Singh, chief executive officer of the Gian Sagar Educational and Charitable Trust.

Spread awareness on health among rural folk: VC
Patiala, June 8
The Punjab Science Academy held its annual meeting to promote scientific temper and enhance scientist-industrialist partnership on the Punjabi University campus, here today.


Dera Bassi to have residential sports school
Chandigarh, June 8
The dream vision of Padma Shree G.P. Chopra, president of the DAV College Managing Committee, New Delhi, to start a state-of-the-art sports school will soon become a reality with the acquisition of about 25 acre land between Dera Bassi and Barwala about 25 km from here.

3 Patiala swimmers selected for nationals
Patiala, June 8
Eight Patiala girl swimmers have done the city proud by giving excellent performances in the 24th Sub-junior Punjab State Swimming Championship that concluded at Ludhiana recently.

Bhavan Vidyalaya in last four
Chandigarh, June 8
Bhavan Vidyalaya, Panchkula, today routed DAV Public School Academy, Sector 15, by eight wickets in the Chandigarh Inter-Academy Under-15 Cricket Championship being played for the Mount Shivalik Trophy. The tournament is being organised by the Desh Prem Azad Cricket Academy at St Stephen's School, Sector 45.

Ball Badminton
Sonika to lead city eves
Chandigarh, June 8
Sonika (Department of Posts) and Abhineet Sharma (DAVC-10) will lead the Chandigarh women’s and men’s teams in the 53rd Senior National Ball Badminton Men and Women Championship to be held at Bellari (Karnataka) from June 11 to 15.

Milkha elated at son’s exploits
Chandigarh, June 8
"You have done India proud. Keep it up," were the words of Flying Sikh Milkha Singh, when his son Chiranjeev rang up to break the news of his first triumph in the European Tour this season. Jeev won the Bank Austria Golf Open European Tour event logging a score of 64-63-71=198 on the par-71 greens of Fontana Golf Club in Vienna today.

Karam Singh Memorial Tourney
First match ends in draw
Chandigarh, June 8
The first match of the Six-a-side Karam Singh Memorial Tournament played between BPCL Mumbai and CISF, Delhi, at the Sector-18 hockey stadium today ended in a draw (9-9).


Drinking moderately may not be good for heart: Research
Chandigarh, June 8
It may not sound good to Bacchus lovers- consuming a moderate degree of alcohol a day for ‘good health’ may turn out to be a fallacy going by the latest research and advances in cardiac care. Even a relatively smaller degree of alcohol, consumed as a habit, can take a toll on your heart, opines cardiac expert, Dr Shivpreet Singh Samra.

Cancer detection camp held at Command Hospital
Chandigarh, June 8
As part of its 48th Raising Day celebrations, the Western Command Hospital organised an exclusive camp for women on cancer awareness and screening at Chandimandir cantonment today.

Eye check-up camp for senior citizens
Chandigarh, June 8
The Senior Citizens Welfare Association, Modern Housing Complex, Manimajra, in collaboration with Axis Bank, NAC, Manimajra, organised a free eye check-up camp at the bank here today. Davinder Singh, branch manager of the bank, extended a warm welcome to senior citizens.

Kidwai inaugurates dental centre
Chandigarh, June 8
The Governor of Haryana, Dr A.R. Kidwai, inaugurated a state-of-the-art dental centre opened by Dr R P S Sethi in Sector 16 here today.


Fake Job Letters
‘Doctor’ forged own degree too
Chandigarh, June 8
Pankaj Mittal, alias Pankaj Kang, who was arrested for issuing fake appointment letters, was actually using a forged doctor’s degree to fool people.


Biz Word
Group housing scheme launched
Chandigarh, June 8
Emaar MGF has announced the launch of “The Terraces’’ with an aim to cater to the growing mid-market segment.


Ballet treat in the offing
Chandigarh, June 8
A scene from the famed Igor Moiseyev ballet from Russia which will be staged at Indradhanusha Auditorium in Panchkula on June 14. Art connoisseurs in the region will have a rare opportunity to watch the world-famous Igor Moiseyev ballet at the Indradhanusha Auditorium in Panchkula on June 14. Brought to the region by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, the Federal Agency of Culture and Cinematography of Russia and the department of public and cultural relations, Haryana, the 93-member ballet troupe will be in India as part of the "Year of Russia in India".

A scene from the famed Igor Moiseyev ballet from Russia which will be staged at Indradhanusha Auditorium in Panchkula on June 14. A Tribune photograph

Workshop on acting concludes
Chandigarh, June 8
The one-month training workshop to train young boys and girls to carve a niche for themselves in Bollywood, organised by the Centre for Media and Entertainment Studies (CMES), concluded here today. Titled as "Feel the actor in you", the training encompassed teaching various skills of acting, such as facial expressions, body language, voice modulation, patience and commitment as a majoirty of productions require long rehearsal schedules and retakes.

86 vie for slot in ‘Sur Sangam’
Panchkula, June 8
As many as 86 singers from the region participated in a music contest at the Indian Medical Association (IMA) hall to take part in the annual musical bonanza, “Sur Sangam-2008”.

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