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Spurned, woman sets herself afire
Affluent ‘husband’ refused to accept her
Chandigarh, June 6
A 24-year-old woman, Renu, committed suicide by setting herself afire in front of her “husband’s” house around 7.30 am in Sector 19 here today. The victim was a resident of Sector 46.

Railway Recruitment
Chaos as candidates swarm city
Chandigarh, June 6
Utter chaos prevailed at the Chandigarh railway station as a heavy rush was witnessed there following an examination conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board, Chandigarh, here today.

Candidates jostle at the Chandigarh railway station on Sunday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

No stopping corporal punishment
Chandigarh, June 6
May 2010: The Principal of GMSSS-35, Indu Bala, repatriated to her parent cadre, Haryana, for slapping a girl who was laughing during free period.
June 2010: Harish Kumar and Anil Pathania, faculty members at YPS, Mohali, sacked for thrashing a boy whose mother died of shock.

New-look Shatabdi to chug in
Chandigarh, June 6
Indian Railways is all set to redefine passenger comfort by introducing German-built Linke Holfmann Bush (LHB) coaches on the prestigious Shatabdi Express trains. Soon the Kalka-New Delhi Shatabdi will sport a new look with these coaches, whose exteriors will be coated with neon (also called ‘anti-graffiti’) paint, according to sources.


Sans exit points, single entries in basements of Sector 22, Chandigarh, pose a big threat to several lives. Tribune photos: Pradeep Tewari

Amendment only in name
Govt colleges still carry old tags in prospectus
Chandigarh, June 6 Despite an approval by Panjab University’s senate to amend names of government colleges in city, the new common prospectus of all government colleges for the session 2010-2011 contains the old names proposed by the UT administration. The common prospectus is expected to release on Monday (June 7).

‘Overcharging’ of patients at PGI
Medical technologists seek MP’s intervention
Chandigarh, June 6
The issue of the PGI "overcharging" its general ward patients as compared to its Delhi counterpart, AIIMS, is back to haunt the authorities with the Medical Technologist Association (MTA) raking up the issue and seeking the intervention of MP and member of the institute body Vijay Inder Singla.


Sans playgrounds, kids head to bigger pastures
Chandigarh, June 6
Lakhs of rupees are being spent annually by the Chandigarh administration and the municipal corporation to develop and maintain gardens, green belts and small parks in the city but authorities concerned overlooked the need of playgrounds for children.

Children play football at Bougainvillea garden, Sector 3, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

How safe are city roads for kids?
With the ever-increasing traffic on city roads, safety of schoolchildren on those continues to be neglected. Tribune lensman Vinay Malik during the past one week has clicked more than a dozen pictures in various parts of the City Beautiful, where children could be seen crossing roads without proper crossing or traffic signals.

Workshop on medical mycology at PGI from today
Chandigarh, June 6
A six-day 9th national training course of the Centre of Advanced Research in Medical Mycology and the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre of the Department of Medical Microbiology, PGI, will start tomorrow.

Brahma Kumaris’ programme ends
Stress on shunning stress
Chandigarh, June 6
A burdened mind may snatch some fleeting, short-lived moments of pleasure but it cannot experience true happiness. Remaining always light is the key to happiness. This was stated by Brahma Kumari Shivani, a senior Rajyoga teacher and international motivational trainer, at the concluding session of a three-day programme at exhibition grounds in Sector 34.

A spoof on theatre
Chandigarh, June 6
Solo theatre performances are a rarity here and theatre lovers were in all admiration for Bollywood actor Mangal Dhilllon for his immaculate staging of a monologue act “Saavdhaan Theatre Wala Hai in 1997 and 2005” in the city.

Illegal Activities
Review enforcement agencies’ working: Janata Party
Chandigarh, June 6
The local unit of the Janata Party has demanded the review of the working of the law enforcement agencies in the city. In a representation to the UT Administrator, local unit president Ajay Jagga said the failure to curb illegal activities was shattering the confidence of the common man in law enforcement agencies.

Maintenance Tribunals
11-member panel to assist SDMs
Chandigarh, June 6
The Chandigarh administration has decided to constitute a panel of 11 conciliation officers to assist the SDMs designated as maintenance tribunals in the Union Territory. The decision was taken at a review meeting presided over by home-secretary-cum-secretary social welfare Ram Niwas recently. The meeting was also attended, among others, by social welfare director Samwartak Singh.

Focus on making generic medicines popular
Chandigarh, June 6
The Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India, in collaboration with the department of pharmaceuticals organised a workshop on “How to make generic medicines more popular in India”, as a part of the “jan aushadhi campaign” here on Friday.

Nurses’ role in disaster mgmt stressed
Chandigarh, June 6
A 10-day workshop on “Role of nurses in disaster management” in National Institute of Nursing Education, PGIMER, Chandigarh, funded by GOI, DGHS (Nursing Section), New Delhi, for in service education of nurses started on Thursday at the PGI.

7 teams to clean water inlets
Chandigarh, June 6
Chandigarh municipal corporation has constituted seven teams to clean road gullies in different sectors, villages and colonies of the city. SS Bidda, chief engineer, MC Chandigarh, on Thursday held a meeting with officials and instructed the team heads to clean the roads before monsoon.


Amendment only in name
Govt colleges still carry old tags in prospectus
Chandigarh, June 6
Despite an approval by Panjab University’s senate to amend names of government colleges in city, the new common prospectus of all government colleges for the session 2010-2011 contains the old names proposed by the UT administration. The common prospectus is expected to release on Monday (June 7).

Computer training for teachers
Chandigarh, June 6
In a bid to make its teachers more tech-savvy, the UT education department is all set to conduct a computer application training workshop in the summer vacations.


Govt college faces staff crunch
Dera Bassi, June 6
The government college here has been facing a serious staff crunch. Consequently, students are at the receiving end, as they are not being able to choose subjects due to lack of teachers.

5 health centres running from rented buildings
Kalka, June 6
Gram panchayats of Morni block had transferred the required land in the name of the health department for the construction of five health sub centres in 1995. However, the health sub centres at Dharla, Chaplana, Raji Tikri, Nandpur Kedarpur and Bhorian villages of Panchkula district have been running in rented buildings and lack basic amenities.

Jumbo title win for Black Elephant
Patiala June 6
Black Elephant Cricket Club (BECC) outplayed Cantt XI, Ambala, by 123 runs in the final match of the tri-series here today.

Sobhraj outplays Gaurav in fencing
Patiala, June 6
The second Federation Cup Fencing Championship being organised by the Punjab Fencing Association and Punjabi University, Patiala, entered its second day at Multipurpose Indoor Hall.

DMW trounce Rashtriya Cricket Academy
Patiala, June 6
DMW, Patiala, defeated Rashtriya Cricket Academy, Rohtak, by 101 runs in the U-16 DMW Cricket Cup being held on the DMW cricket ground.

Dance workshop concludes
Patiala, June 6
A workshop on dance and music organised at Senior Secondary Model School, Punjabi University, Patiala, from May 25 to June 4 concluded on Friday. As many as 150 students from all classes participated. On the concluding day, performances were staged by youngsters at the Charlotte Aujla Auditorium.

Rs 2.17 crore for development work
Patiala, June 6
The Finance and Contract Committee held a meeting here. Various proposals pertaining to development work were cleared at the meeting.

Two new courses at Punjabi University
Patiala, June 6
Keeping in view the increasing competition, the department of mathematics headed by Dr Satya Bir Singh is beginning two new courses, namely three-year BSc mathematics, computer applications and management and two-year MSc mathematics and computing.


Two mandi officials acquitted of graft
Chandigarh, June 6
CBI Special Judge Darshan Singh acquitted two accused of taking bribe from a commission agent of Grain Market, Sector 26, here yesterday. The CBI sleuths had arrested Darshan Singh, mandi supervisor, and Gurminder Singh, auction recorder, on September 28, 2007.


Man injured in accident
Mohali, June 6
A resident of Sawara village got injured after he was hit by a speeding car near Lakhnour.

Youth attacked by in-laws
Panchkula, June 6
A 23-year-old youth, Ajit, who had gone to meet his wife, was beaten by his brothers-in-law in Ambedkar colony here today. The police has registered a case of assault against the accused.

Labourer falls to death
Panchkula, June 6
An unidentified migrant labourer from Bihar fell from the terrace of his house at Budhanpur village, near Sector 16, in the wee hours of this morning.

Motorcyclist killed in accident
Zirakpur, June 6
A 21-year-old motorcyclist died after being hit by a truck near Naba Sahib gurdwara at the Zirakpur-Patiala highway here today. The deceased has been identified as Arjun, a resident of Bhabhat (Zirakpur).

2 held with 4.5 kg charas
Chandigarh, June 6
The police yesterday arrested two persons from Palsora and seized 4.5 kg charas from their possession. The accused were identified as Manoj and Ram Baran, both hailing from Bihar and currently residing as tenants in different houses in Maloya, said Baldev Kumar, sub-inspector, Maloya police post.


City lads script win
Chandigarh, June 6
Chandigarh football team trounced Gujarat 7-0 in their opening clash of 47th Junior Football National Championship for Dr BC Roy Trophy U-19 held in Kolkata on Saturday.


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