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Monsoon Fury: No lessons learnt
Rains likely by month-end
Chandigarh, June 8
The Chandigarh administration and the municipal corporation seem to have learnt no lesson from the last monsoon deluge that left one person dead and several areas, including residences of High Court judges in the city, flooded.

The spot where one person lost his life and another was washed away last year. The N-choe passage choked with waste near Sector 23, Chandigarh.
The spot where one person lost his life and another was washed away last year. (right) The N-choe passage choked with waste near Sector 23, Chandigarh. Tribune photos: Manoj Mahajan

ECHS
Army freezes empanelment of Fortis
Chandigarh, June 8
In a significant development that could put hundreds of ex-servicemen patients, specially those suffering from heart ailments, in a spot, the Army authorities have put on hold the re-empanelment of Fortis Hospital while accusing it of “overcharging and harassing” Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) beneficiaries.

Admn to tighten noose around coop societies
Meeting on illegal charges on June 12
Chandigarh, June 8
The Chandigarh administration has decided to tighten the noose around the neck of unscrupulous managing committees of cooperative house building societies levying “illegal” charges on members holding the general power of attorney (GPA).



EARLIER STORIES

Lecturers’ Interview
Where does processing fee go?
Chandigarh, June 8
The UT administration’s move to charge Rs 300 as processing fee from lecturers applying for contractual posts at city Arts and Science Colleges has come under the scanner.



COMMUNITY

Sec-52 colony water supply restructured
Chandigarh, June 8
A day after The Tribune highlighted water shortage being faced by residents of Electricity Colony in Sector 52, the municipal corporation today decided to restructure its water supply system to solve their problem.

Reservation
Work at ISBT-17 rly centre hangs fire
Chandigarh, June 8
When it comes to the railways and the UT transportation department, public convenience is the least thing on their mind. With railway traffic marking its peak for the summer, renovation work on the railway reservation centre at the ISBT, Sector 17, hangs in the balance.




A view of railway reservation centre at ISBT-17, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik
A view of railway reservation centre at ISBT-17, Chandigarh.

Partnership Initiative Programme
Admn identifies 6 key areas
Chandigarh, June 8
Keeping welfare of the city residents on top priority, the Chandigarh administration has planned to initiate the partnership initiative programme — a government and NGOs collaboration.

Jadeja’s victims protest against police
Chandigarh, June 8
Members of the Sansi community, who were allegedly duped by a self-styled baba-cum-trickster, Dr Ashok Jadeja, today staged a protest at the Sector 17 plaza, seeking immediate registration of a case against the accused.



People raise slogans against the police during a protest at the Sector 17 plaza, Chandigarh, on Monday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan
People raise slogans against the police during a protest at the Sector 17 plaza, Chandigarh, on Monday.

School bus operators likely to raise charges
Oppose administration’s decision to hike permit fee from Rs 670 to Rs 25,000
Chandigarh, June 8
The parents may have to shell out more for the transport charges of school buses. The reason is that the Chandigarh School Bus Operators’ Welfare Association is considering to raise the fee by Rs 100 a month per child in the wake of installing speed governors in the buses and hike in the permit fee.

Fire at Sector 21 school
Chandigarh, June 8
A fire broke out in the weeds at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 21-B, here this afternoon. Though the fire spread immediately, the timely action of the fire department helped to control it before it could reach the building.

District administrative-cum-judicial complex
Project caught in official rigmarole
Mohali, June 8
Administration and justice comes at a cost. The Mohali district administration realised this when it was told by the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) to shell out Rs 7,500 per sq yard as the cost of the land on which the district administrative-cum-judicial complex has been planned in Sector 76, here.

Water Woes
Residents complain of stomach infection
Zirakpur, June 8
With the mercury rising every day, the residents of Zirakpur are facing water related problems. Residents of Pabhat and Baltana villages were complaining that water provided by the water supply department, Zirakpur, was impure and was smelling foul.

No respite for Prideasia
Chandigarh, June 8
The Chandigarh administration has been caught in a catch-22 situation over the fate of Prideasia, a Rs 4,100 crore high-end luxury housing project, launched by real estate major Parsavnath Developers Limited under public-private partnership with the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) in the IT Park here.

HIV
700 youths pedal to raise awareness
Chandigarh, June 8
Around 700 youths and workers, including persons from high-risk groups, came together to participate in a cycle rally to show their strength to fight against HIV-AIDS in various parts of the city yesterday.

Garbage Processing
Plant suffers political roadblocks
Chandigarh, June 8
The Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Processing Plant at Dadu Majra continues to remain entangled in political rigmarole. This, thanks to a group of area councillors who have raised certain queries over the commissioning and execution of the plant inaugurated in 2008.

Cricket cuisine at Hotel Shivalikview
Buffs pitching over the platter
Chandigarh, June 8
Catch the Twenty 20 World Cup cricket matches live on large screens with special mocktails, snacks and the frenzy at CITCO’s Hotel Shivalikview in Sector 17.

EDUCATION

DAV College, Sector 10
College Admissions-2009
Chandigarh, June 8
Among the few colleges in the region accredited A+ Grade, DAV College Sector 10, stands tall in the league of colleges in the city when it comes to the overall excellence. The college has been favourite for students seeking admission in humanities subjects since a long time now.


Courses offered at the bachelor and postgraduate levels:
Courses offered at the bachelor and postgraduate levels:



 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Man commits suicide
Bassi Pathana, June 8
A 35-year-old man of the nearby Khanpur Beer village committed suicide last night. According to the FIR, Lakhbinder Singh had a quarrel with his wife over some issue yesterday.

One held in twin murder case
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 8
The Fatehgarh Sahib police today claimed to have solved two murder cases with the arrest of a person.

3 booked for selling adulterated cold drinks
Rajpura, June 8
The police today booked owners of three factories for selling adulterated cold drinks in the name of renowned brands.

Graft case: Defence pension officer held 
Ropar, June 8
The state Vigilance Bureau today nabbed a defence pension disbursing officer (DPDO), Ropar, red handed accepting bribe in a trap case.

 
Fire tragedy averted in Patiala
Patiala, June 8
A tragedy was averted here today as firemen managed to douse a fire that could have destroyed adjoining residences, had it not been brought under control immediately.


Firemen douse the fire that broke out in a godown of a manufacturing company in Patiala on Monday.Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar
Firemen douse the fire that broke out in a godown of a manufacturing company in Patiala on Monday.

Ex-servicemen, martyrs’ kin getting help: DC 
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 8
President of the District Sainik Welfare Board-cum-Deputy Commissioner Surjit Singh said under the various financial aide schemes, 88 ex-servicemen and Army widows were getting benefit of Rs 1,000 per month for the last two years.

Banks told to equip CCTV cameras
Patiala, June 8
The Patiala police has asked the managements of the 285 banks of the district to give CCTV coverage to their organisations and to get the staff trained by the police in order to ensure their fool proof security.

Tavern challaned for selling liquor to minors
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 8
The excise department today challaned the owner of a tavern on the GT Road at Sirhind for reportedly selling liquor to minors. The authorities have also written to the higher authorities for action against the tavern.

Teachers seek more salary
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 8
A large number of government-aided schoolteachers on Saturday held a meeting in Sirhind, where in they said their salaries should also be increased like other government employees.

COURTS

Bhardwaj Bribery Case
HC extends protection against arrest
Chandigarh, June 8
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today extended protection against arrest earlier granted to UT’s former Judicial Magistrate Surinder Singh Bhardwaj till July 12.

Passport to Fame
Now, Fiza to feature in reality show
Chandigarh, June 8
Fiza has moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court for passport to fame. After losing in love, Anuradha Fiza Bali is all set to gain celebrity status in the tinsel world.

Consumer Courts
Rs 5,000 fine slapped on Airtel
Chandigarh, June 8
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Bharti Airtel Limited to pay Rs 5,000 in compensation for subscribing a service to the complainant’s number without his consent.

Frontier Cycle Rape Case
Bail plea of accused rejected
Chandigarh, June 8
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today rejected bail petition of Narinder Singh, director, Frontier Cycle and prime accused in the Frontier Cycle rape case.

CRIME

Highway Robbery Case
Trust lacking among tricity police?
Chandigarh, June 8
The recent incident of kidnapping and subsequent robbing of a local businessman, Lalit Behl, by highway robbers has exposed the lack of trust and coordination among the police forces of the tricity.

SHO booked for abusing cop
Chandigarh, June 8 Dalbir Singh, SHO of Kharar police station, allegedly abused and threatened a Chandigarh police constable at Maloya police post here late last night.

Rly employee killed in freak accident
Chandigarh, June 8
A railway employee was run over by the Sadhbhavna Express around 7.55 pm at the Chandigarh railway station here today. The victim slipped from platform No. 2 and fell on the tracks.

2 booked for duping SBoP of Rs 41 lakh
Chandigarh, June 8
The police has booked two city residents for allegedly duping Sector 15-based State Bank of Patiala of Rs 41 lakh by acquiring a loan on forged documents.

5 held for immoral trafficking
Panchkula, June 8
Following a sting operation by a news channel at a beauty saloon, the police has claimed to have arrested four girls, along with their male accomplice, here today.

SPORTS

Sumit beats Sandeep
Chandigarh, June 8
Sumit Talwar defended his snooker title by defeating Sandeep Duggal 3-0 during the 25th Chandigarh Billiards and Snooker Championship at CBSA here today
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Sandeep Duggal in action during a match of the 25th Chandigarh Billiards and Snooker Championship in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo:Vinay Malik


Sandeep Duggal in action during a match of the 25th Chandigarh Billiards and Snooker Championship in Chandigarh on Monday.

SSP inspects hockey camp
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 8
Fatehgarh Sahib SSP Kaustubh Sharma inspected the 15-day hockey camp undergoing at Mata Gujri Senior Secondary School on Saturday.

AITA Series
Aishwarya pips top seed Nupur
Chandigarh, June 8
Aishwarya Agarwal toppled top seed Nupur Paul 6-0, 6-0 in the women's singles’ first round match of the AITA Ranking Tennis Tournament, being hosted by the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association, here today.

CLTA to get multi-purpose hall soon
Chandigarh, June 8
Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA) will soon have a facelift as about Rs 2 crore is being spent on the multi-purpose hall being built up on its Sector-10 premises.

Manav, Kang in fray for K’taka Open
Chandigarh, June 8
Fourth-ranked Manav Das of Ambala and Chandigarh’s seasoned Harjinder Singh Kang will put up a stiff challenge, as the country’s top amateurs led by top-ranked Rashid Khan battle it out on the greens of the exotic Eagleton Golf Resort in Bangalore as the LG Karnataka Open tees off tomorrow.

Artificial rock climbing camp for NCC cadets
Chandigarh, June 8
The NCC has introduced artificial rock climbing sports for its cadets, with an adventure camp kicking-off today at the MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, here today.

Karate winners honoured
Ambala, June 8
The winners of International Karate Championship held in Kathmandu were honoured at Ambala City yesterday.


 



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