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UT challenges St John’s minority status
New Delhi, June 7
The ongoing tussle for autonomy between officials of St John’s High School, Chandigarh and the UT administration intensified with the latter challenging the minority status granted to the school three years ago before the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (NCMEI).

MHA seeks all Parsavnath papers
Chandigarh, June 7
In a major development, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has sought all documents, factsheets and records pertaining to the MoU signed between realtor Parsavnath and the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) for the Prideasia project, which was to be developed at the Rajiv Gandhi Information Technology Park here.

Owners stand up for their ‘kids’
Chandigarh, June 7
Pet lovers of the city have rubbished the UT administration’s just-issued Chandigarh Registration of Pet Dogs bylaws as a draconian law which curtails their right to live.Claiming that there are more serious issues that the administrations needs to immediately attend to, pet lovers say the administration has instead chosen to harass dog lovers, who take care of and love their pets as their children.

Science set to get more experimental
Chandigarh, June 7
Having woken up to the “over theoretic” nature of the way science subjects are being taught in classes X and XII, the Central Board Of Secondary Education (CBSE) is all set to revamp it.

AEROCITY  
10,000 forms sold on Day One
Mohali, June 7
The day one of the formal launch of Aerocity, a housing project by GMADA, witnessed an overwhelming response with about 10,000 forms being sold by various branches of banks in the tri-city and in other cities. 



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A road glitters as light falls on rainwater in Chandigarh on Monday night.
A road glitters as light falls on rainwater in Chandigarh on Monday night.Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan Report P3

Amendment in names of govt colleges
Got no info from PU: Admn

Chandigarh, June 7
Even as the common prospectus for all government colleges was released today, it is uncertain whether the final authority to decide the names of government colleges is Panjab University or the UT education department.

Special PU panel on traffic chaos
In hostel, may have to forget vehicle
Chandigarh, June 7
A special committee, constituted to suggest ways to regulate vehicular traffic on the Panjab University campus, has suggested that students residing in hostels should not be allowed to bring their vehicles on the campus.

Preference list of students applying for admissions
UT Higher education department released a joint common prospectus for all city government colleges and Regional Institute of English, Sector 32, today. The cost of prospectus is Rs 80, which includes two forms for new students. 

MC’s Vacancies
Deputation in, promotion out
Chandigarh, June 7
Getting deputationists is the first preference of the municipal corporation (MC) in filling key posts lying vacant in its departments rather than promoting its eligible employees.Interestingly, 11 eligible employees in the road wing have been awaiting promotion for the last 22 years. Importantly, 25 per cent of the posts to be filled by deputationists are never vacant.

Desilting commuters’ nightmare
Trucks leave behind a trail of dust. Chandigarh, June 7
How much Sukhna gets benefited by the desilting drive will be known later, but it is certainly proving to be a nightmare for commuters at the IT park. Since hundreds of trucks transport the silt to the area for dumping in low-lying areas, there is usually a cloud of dust along the road leading to the IT park.

Trucks leave behind a trail of dust. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Nominated councillors feel like rubber stamps
Chandigarh, June 7
The municipal corporation (MC) is not utilising the expertise of nine nominated councillors who have been with it for the past four years. Most of the nominated councillors stated this at a meeting with the Mayor, Anu Chatrath, here today.

Illegal godowns at Daria back
Chandigarh, June 7
Illegal godowns demolished by the Chandigarh administration in Daria village have bounced back into business.A visit by The Tribune team near the railway station here today showed that besides the three or four-odd structures which were already ready, there were certain others nearing completion.

Sizzling? Chill!
Chandigarh, June 7
If you are planning to visit a hill station to get relief from the scorching June heat, stay back as the met department has good news for residents.There will be pleasant weather and a spell of rain in the city for a few days this week.

Include native language in Census: Religious bodies
Mohali, June 7
Demanding inclusion of religion and mother tongue in the Census, various Sikh bodies today held a protest in front of Mohali Deputy Commissioner’s office here.The protesters alleged that it was a deliberate attempt by the Central government to hide facts about the population based on religion and language.

Security gates await guards
Mohali, June 7
The Defence Accounts Pensioners Welfare Association has urged the authorities concerned to protect the life and property of senior citizens and remove bottlenecks for the provision of watchmen at security gates installed in various parts of the town.

Shifting of Guru Granth Sahib from Ravidas temple
SGPC leader submits memo to DC
Panchkula, June 7
Resentment is brewing among the Sikh community over the ‘biased’ inquiry conducted by the Sub-Divisional Magistrate over the alleged shifting of Guru Granth Sahib from Ravidas temple situated on the Pinjore-Nalagarh road and the subsequent registration of cases against five former committee members of the temple.

Grant of recognition: HOA serves contempt notice on IOA 
Panchkula, June 7
The Haryana Olympic Association (HOA), while serving contempt notice on office bearers of the IOA, today urged it to implement the high court orders by granting recognition to the governing body of the HOA, headed by its president PV Rathee.

Smart-card-based PDS’ trial run begins
Chandigarh, June 7
The trial run of the smart-card-based public distribution system (PDS) for the union territory commenced today at Arihant Provision Store and Mool Chand Jagdish Rai Store, fair price shops at Sector 25.

Experts dwell on diagnosis of fungal infections
Chandigarh, June 7
A six-day national training course on diagnosis of fungal infections was inaugurated by Prof Meera Sharma, head, department of medical microbiology, at PGIMER, here today. She highlighted the importance of medical mycology in the present day’s scenario of large number immuno-suppressed patients in tertiary care centres.



 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

200 structures to be razed
Ambala, June 7
About 200 illegal structures built in the vicinity of the Ambala Air Force Station are to be pulled down shortly.Deputy Commissioner Sameer Pal Srow said the departments concerned had been instructed to demolish the illegal structures. While some of the structures had already been demolished the remaining would be pulled down in the coming few days, he said.

Suspended cop’s wife threatens to commit suicide
Ambala, June 7
Krishna, wife of a head constable in the GRP, has threatened to commit suicide, along with her family, outside the office of the Inspector General of Police, GRP, KK Misra, to protest against the alleged harassment of her husband.

One killed, 11 injured in accident
Rajpura, June 7
A migrant labourer got killed in an accident and eleven others received injuries this morning. The labourers were going towards Patiala from Rajpura in a three-wheeler. It collided head-on with a speeding Maruti Zen, which was coming from Chandigarh.

75 pc exemption on toll to locals
Panel wants NHAI, GMR to be consistent
Dera Bassi, June 7
Members of the Dera Bassi Block Grievances Committee have raised the issue of Dappar Toll Plaza authorities charging full toll tax from local residents despite a notification of the National Highway Authority of India to provide 75 per cent exemption to the local people.

Vedic shivir concludes
Patiala, June 7
The concluding ceremony of “Vedic Chetna Shivir” was organised at DAV Public School, Bhupindra road, Patiala.

SSCB emerge overall champs
Patiala, June 7
The second Federation Cup Fencing Championship concluded today at Indoor Sports Complex, Punjabi University, Patiala.Manpreet Singh Badal, Finance Minister, Punjab, was the chief guest on the occasion.

Punjab PMT: Patiala boy secures 17th rank 
Patiala, June 7
Students of Rajnish Sehgal’s Physics Coaching Centre have attained top positions in the Punjab PMT 2010.Sehej has secured 17th rank, while Vitish Singla, who has ranked seventh in the All-India CBSE Medical Entrance Exam 2010, has secured 21st rank in the city.

Jewellery worth Rs 1 lakh stolen
Ambala, June 7
Gold ornaments worth Rs 1 lakh were stolen from a house at Jaggi Colony in Ambala City last evening.


COURTS

SI granted bail in graft case
Chandigarh, June 7
The Special Judge, CBI court, Darshan Singh, today granted bail to SI Nirmal Singh who was arrested for allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs 5,000.

Man gets life term for wife’s murder
Panchkula, June 4
A local court has awarded life imprisonment to a city resident for murdering his wife for dowry.


CRIME

Abetment to Suicide
The Chandigarh police takes Satik to a local court on Monday. Police remand for Satik Gulati
Chandigarh, June 7
The police today arrested Satik Gulati, husband of Renu, who set herself afire in front of his house in Sector 19 here yesterday.Inspector Ram Gopal, SHO of the Sector 19 police station, said Gulati was sent to one-day police remand by a local court.


The Chandigarh police takes Satik to a local court on Monday. A Tribune photograph

The murder accused in police custody at the Industrial Area police station on Monday. Watchman arrested for murder
Chandigarh, June 7
The police claimed to have solved the murder of Amit, alias Raju, in the Industrial Area by arresting a watchman here today.The accused has been identified as Rampal, alias Gattu, of UP who worked as an operator-cum-watchman of the fountain near the Hallo Majra chowk at the Industrial Area, Phase 1.


The murder accused in police custody at the Industrial Area police station on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Robbery
Complainant fails to identify two accused
Chandigarh, June 7
The complainant in the highway robbery case, which had shocked the city last year, today failed to identify two of the accused.Soon after giving the statement in court, he moved an application for giving the prosecution statement again.

Man injured in road mishap
Chandigarh June 7
A man got injured in a road accident when a car hit him near Sukhna light point on June 4.


SPORTS

Anshul steers Punjab Warriors home
Players in action during a match of the premier cricket league tournament at Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium,Panchkula, on Monday.Panchkula, June 7
A quick fire of 57 off 51 balls by Anshul Lamba helped Punjab Warriors outplay Hyderabad Hawks by 25 runs on the second day of premier cricket league being held at Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium, Panchkula.

Players in action during a match of the premier cricket league tournament at Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium,Panchkula, on Monday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

U-19 cricket tourney from today
Chandigarh, June 7
The Punjab State Inter-District U-19 Cricket Tournament for Dhruv Pandove Trophy will commence tomorrow in four different cities.

In-form Kahlon all set for Queen’s Cup
Chandigarh, June 7
Harmeet Kahlon has done it again. Yes this 39-year-old city golfer has recorded yet another top 10 finish in the Professional Golf Tour of India to occupy the 11th slot in the Order of Merit after the Players’ Championship event at Aamby Valley.

DPCA Red corner glory
Chandigarh, June 7
An excellent performance by Rahul Chabra (74) helped DPCA Red beat DPCA Blue in the New Chilly Summer League Cup Tournament being held at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, here today.

City team on winning spree
Chandigarh, June 7
The city football team continued their winning streak in the 47th U-19 Junior Football National Championship for Dr BC Roy Trophy being held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.


Facade Only

While teaching departments near the main gate have implemented the Syndicate’s decision to put up signboards in English, Hindi and Punjabi, those at the rear end of the campus are still displaying information only in English. These images were captured by Tribune lensman Manoj Mahajanon the Panjab University campus in Chandigarh on Monday. 

 

 



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