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First swine flu case in city
Chandigarh, June 23
Panic gripped the GMSH-16 after the confirmation of the first swine flu case in Chandigarh on Tuesday. A young computer science student has tested positive for swine flu, becoming first patient in the city to have contracted the viral infection, UT health officials said.

Panic gripped the GMSH-16 after the confirmation of the first swine flu case in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

... Also, cholera confirmed in Mohali
Mohali, June 23
Even as more patients suffering from diarrhoea are pouring in at the Civil Hospital here, five of the eight samples sent to the PGI of patients admitted from Mohali village have tested positive for cholera and doctors suspect there may be more such cases among persons undergoing treatment.

No stopping these quacks
Chandigarh, June 23
Every summer, it is a boom time for hundreds of self-
styled doctors dotting slums, villages and rehabilitation
colonies in the tricity, thanks to the callous attitude of
the health authorities.


In the face of the callous attitude of the administration, clinics of quacks flourish in the tricity.
In the face of the callous attitude of the administration, clinics of quacks flourish in the tricity. Tribune photos




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Winter special to Allahabad from September
Chandigarh, June 23
Preparing in advance to tackle the heavy rush expected during the Durga Puja and Diwali season, the North Central Railways has proposed to start a special train connecting Chandigarh and Allahabad (483-484).



COMMUNITY

A JCB demolishes a structure at Buterla in Sector 41 on Tuesday. MC axe on four structures
Chandigarh, June 23
The Municipal Corporation today demolished four pucca structures, including three- storey buildings, during a demolition drive carried out at Buterla village here today.


A JCB demolishes a structure at Buterla in Sector 41 on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

CHB to hand over flats soon
Chandigarh, June 23
The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) will hand over around 2,400 houses under various categories soon.

Docs claim infant has jaundice
Chandigarh, June 23
Even as the Deputy Commissioner, Panchkula, marked an inquiry to verify the reports, appearing in a section of the press, about a seven-day-old girl getting infected with “tetanus” at General Hospital, Sector 6, doctors of GMCH-32 today claimed that the child only had symptoms of jaundice.

Source of cholera still not known
Mohali, June 23
It has been over three days since patients with diarrhoea (now confirmed cholera) started trickling in at the Phase 6 Civil Hospital, but the district administration and the health authorities are yet to track down the source of cholera.

MC to discuss issue of new site
Mohali, June 23
The Mohali Municipal Council has called an emergency meeting tomorrow to discuss the issue related to the dumping ground of the town over which a controversy has arisen once again.

Tribune Impact
Fumigation at colonies begins
Chandigarh, June 23
After The Tribune’s exposure on the insanitary conditions prevalent in colonies in the wake of the cholera outbreak at Mohali village, the UT administration today woke up to the seriousness of the issue and sprayed disinfectants in various areas.

Children of contract teachers appeal to the Chandigarh administration to regularise their parents, at Sector 17 Plaza in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Kids of contract teachers also join stir
Chandigarh, June 23
“Dear Chandigarh Administration uncle, please
regularise services of our parents who are
working as contract teachers in government
schools for more than seven years,” said children
of the contractual teachers, who had assembled
at Sector 17 Plaza today to join the ongoing
agitation of their parents.


Children of contract teachers appeal to the Chandigarh administration to regularise their parents, at Sector 17 Plaza in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Visually impaired from Punjab stage a protest in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Visually impaired block traffic
Chandigarh, June 23
The visually impaired from Punjab blocked traffic at the Press Chowk on the Madhya Marg, this afternoon seeking recruitment from the Punjab Government under one per cent of their quota.


Visually impaired from Punjab stage a protest in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Quacks thriving in city
Chandigarh, June 23
The UT Health Department’s determination to crack the whip on bogus medical practitioners and quacks in the city has ended like “a flash in the pan”.

Poor, illiterate easy prey
Panchkula, June 23
Despite the claims of concerted campaign against quacks and unregistered medical practitioners operating in the district, the poor and illiterate remain exposed to the risk at the “clinics” of these so called doctors.

Menace goes unchecked
Mohali, June 23
Outbreak of cholera at Mohali village has sprung up “alarming” surprises, as the number of roadside doctors is much more than the number of chemists here.

GMCH-32 ranked 14th in survey
Chandigarh, June 23
Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh, has been ranked 14th by GfK Mode Survey for 2009. For 2006-07 the college was ranked 25th in the country amongst all medical colleges.

EDUCATION

Commerce scores over other streams
Chandigarh, June 23
The students, especially girls seem to be inclined towards commerce instead of medical or non-medical if the number of forms submitted by those seeking admission in class XI is evaluated hitherto.

PU deputy registrar dies
Chandigarh, June 23
The staff members of Panjab University condoled the sudden death of RL Dhawan, deputy registrar, (UMC), here today. They expressed their grief and a two-minute silence was also observed in his memory.

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

PSEB engineers seek modalities
Ropar, June 23
Engineers of the Punjab State Electricity Board condemned behaviour of those involved in assaulting Amarjit Singh, Additional Superintendent Engineer (west), Amritsar, who conducted raids on commercial establishments and residences of influential persons to check theft of power.

7-year-old electrocuted
Bassi Pathana, June 23
A 7-year-old girl got electrocuted when she accidentally touched a live wire while playing at her home.

Dharna by revenue officials
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 23
The Revenue Officer Association held a dharna and raised slogans against the government at the district complex here today. The protesters demanded action against the attackers of a tehsildar in Ludhiana.

8 doctors found absent from work
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 23
Eight doctors in different blocks of Fatehgarh Sahib were found absent today during a special checking.

Replica of Golden Temple unacceptable: Makkar
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 23
Neither the Sikh community will accept the replica of the Golden Temple at any cost, nor a real Sikh can oppose the hukumnama released by the Akal Takht.

Lovers consume poison, boy dies
Patiala, June 23
A love story ended here today on a tragic note with a 20-year-old, Gurmukh Singh, having died after consuming some poisonous substance.

Free counselling for students
Patiala, June 23
The department of sociology and social anthropology, Punjabi University, has decided to provide free counselling to those opting for examinations like IAS, IPS, PCS, NET/JRF and allied examinations.

4-quintal poppy husk seized
Ambala, June 23
The police has recovered four quintals of poppy husk from a car on the GT Road near Ambala City early this morning.


COURTS

Prepare anti-epidemic scheme, states told
Chandigarh, June 23
For checking the possible outbreak of diseases like diarrhoea, dengue, malaria, gastroenteritis and cholera during the rainy season, the Punjab and Haryana High Court wants expeditious preparation of a comprehensive anti-epidemics scheme by the health authorities of the two states and the UT.


CRIME

Three hurt in assault
Chandigarh, June 23
Three persons were injured in two separate incidents of assault here. Tej Pal of Bapu Dham colony, Sector 26, lodged a complaint, alleging that Sunil alias Kitanu and others had beaten up and threatened him at his residence on June 18. He was injured and was admitted to Sector 32 GMCH.

Man held with 60 liquor bottles
Chandigarh, June 23
The GRP arrested a man with 60 bottles of liquor at the Chandigarh railway station here today.

PSEB lineman electrocuted
Mohali, June 23
Hari Ram, a lineman of the Punjab State Electricity Board, died after falling from a high-tension pole while he was repairing a line at Phase IX, here this afternoon.

Suspect undergoes lie-detector test
Panchkula, June 23
After remaining clueless for three weeks to the fate of Deepak Rai Saggar, a property dealer missing since June 1 from the town, district police today conducted lie-detector test on one of the two acquaintances of the property dealer.

 



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