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Teachers overstay deputation period
Chandigarh, June 12
Even though UT Administrator Shiv Raj Patil has launched an initiative to weed out the staff which has overstayed its deputation period, a look at the list of more than 200 teachers on deputation from adjoining states shows that certain teachers in this category have been working in the city for the past more than 20 years against the normal deputation period of only five years.

Advisory committee on city airport lies defunct
Chandigarh, June 12
In yet another example of how government authorities just brag on public participation in the functioning of their various projects but rarely do anything to achieve this, the high-profile advisory committee, formed by the Civil Aviation Ministry and headed by local Member of Parliament and Union Minister Pawan Bansal to oversee the development of the Chandigarh airport, has literally become defunct, as it hasn’t met even once during the past five years.


Taking the breath away
Traffic policemen use an alcohol-testing device on a driver at the Sector 51-52 dividing road in Chandigarh on Sunday night.
Traffic policemen use an alcohol-testing device on a driver at the Sector 51-52 dividing road in Chandigarh on Sunday night. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Imposter IAS official arrested
Panchkula, June 12
On a complaint filed by Rajesh Kumar, a gym owner Amit Kumar Singla (29), a resident of Jind and presently residing in Sector 4, Panchkula, was arrested by the Delhi Police here for allegedly duping Singla of Rs 45.20 lakh after posing as an  IAS official.

Car snatched from woman in Mohali
Mohali, June 12
In a daring incident, two unidentified youths snatched a Swift Dzire car from a Punjab Government official Arina Duggal while she was waiting in the car (PB 04 0800) for her son Chitvan Duggal, who had gone to fetch some medicine from a chemist shop in Phase 3 B2 market at 9 pm today.

Labourer falls to his death
Chandigarh, June 12
A labourer lost his life after he fell from a make-shift platform made of bamboos while working at a house in Nirvana Society in Sector 49 here this morning.


Attawa, Sector 42 residents go without water for 2 days
 Residents in search of water at Attawa village in Chandigarth on Sunday.Chandigarh, June 12
The routine of 14 years old Raksha of Attawa village begins at 4 am these days, as she has to reach the spot to get water from the water tanker to meet the needs of household chores along with her mother, as her village has been deprived of water supply for the past two days.

waterjam Residents in search of water at Attawa village in Chandigarth on Sunday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Tricity Scan
In the meeting of the executive committee of the Chandigarh Residents’ Social Welfare Federation (CRSWF) on Sunday, a resolution was passed by the federation that it would contest the forthcoming election of Municipal Corporation without coalition with any political party.

Power cuts give residents sleepless nights
Chandigarh, June 12
Unannounced power cuts and low-voltage power supply to various sectors in Chandigarh is having a crippling impact on the residents as they are forced to spend sleepless nights in such a hot and sultry weather. The affected areas are Sector 30,34,35, 50 and 52 where there is unscheduled power cuts.

Sweet gesture
Devotees take sweetened water on the occasion of Nirjala Akadashi in Sector 49, Chandigarh, on Sunday.
Devotees take sweetened water on the occasion of Nirjala Akadashi in Sector 49, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

CCE major reform in educational system
Initially when we came to know that the CBSE is switching over to grading system, we were delighted as a margin of nine marks was satisfying (91-100).

UPSC prelim exam, surprise for candidates
Chandigarh, June 12
Lesser number of questions in the general knowledge category of the preliminary examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) today came as a surprise for most candidates appearing in it.

Now, GMCH fines chemist for overcharging
Chandigarh, June 12
After PGI, now it is Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32 (GMCH), authorities have penalised a chemist on its premises for adopting unfair trade practices.

Power supply to be affected in Zirakpur, Pabhat, Baltana
Zirakpur, June 12
Power supply in various parts of Zirakpur was disrupted, as two 66 KV towers were uprooted due to strong winds today morning.

Want concession, install solar water heater
Panchkula, June 12
Install a solar water heater and get a concession of Rs 100 to 300 per month on electricity bills for three years. This subsidy is being provided by the renewable energy (RE) department on the installation of solar water heater for both domestic and commercial use.


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BBA-I students to protest today
Chandigarh, June 12
Disappointed by the treatment meted out to them by re-evaluation branch employees at Panjab University, nearly 50 students of Post Graduate Government College, Sector 11, would hold a protest outside the university’s administrative block tomorrow morning.

Admn submits list of admissions made in schools
Panchkula, June 12
The district administration on Friday filed a list of new admissions made to as many as 101 schools of Panchkula district in compliance of orders of the court in the public interest litigation filed by Pankaj Chandgothia, an activist for implementation of RTE provisions.


Two children die as wall collapses
Sirhind/Rajpura, June 12
Two children died when a wall collapsed following the strong winds in Sirhind this morning and two 66 KV electricity towers, too, got uprooted in Rajpura.

Thieves strike at two houses
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 12
Goods worth Rs 1 lakh were stolen from two houses in ward number-7 of Khamano Kalan area of Fatehgarh Sahib on Friday night. Area residents alleged that thefts took place despite night vigil by watchmen deployed under the community-policing scheme.

Residents reel under unscheduled power cuts
Kharar, June 12
Residents here are reeling under unscheduled power cuts. They are forced to live without power for the whole night.

One dead, three injured in collision
Ambala, June 12
One person died and three were injured seriously when their Indica car collided head-on with a truck near Saha, 12 km from here, on the Ambala-Jagadhari National Highway late last night.

No trace of ‘drowned’ youths 
Ambala, June 12
There is no trace of the bodies of two youths, who were reportedly drowned near here on May 28.

5 shops burgled at Ambala
Ambala, June 12
Five shops were burgled here last night. According to sources, burglars took away cash and goods worth thousands of rupees from five shops, including four in Rai Market within 50 meters distance, which include Ply Palace, Videocon Showroom, Babbar Radios, Johar Autos and Sharda Traders in Pansari Bazar.

Govt to recruit 1,088 ETT teachers
Kharar, June 12
The Punjab government has decided to recruit 1,088 ETT teachers in the state soon and would issue an advertisement in this regard.

Mayor takes sewerage board officials to task
Patiala, June 12
Patiala Mayor Ajit Pal Singh Kohli on Thursday convened a meeting with officials of the Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board (PWSSB). During the meeting, Kohli came down heavily on PWSSB officials for their failure to restore the surface of the road after laying the sewerage pipes.

Poor condition of service roads cry for attention
Dera Bassi, June 12
Residents of Dera Bassi, Bhankarpur, Mubarkpur and other adjoining villages have been at the receiving end due to the poor condition of service roads, along both sides of railway over bridge on the national highway.


Fruit dealer to get relief of Rs 2.37 lakh
Chandigarh, June 12
The UT Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum has directed Oriental Insurance Company and the Southern Roadways Corporation to pay ~ 2.37 lakh to a wholesale dealer of fruits, Gurpreet Singh, for damaging the insured consignment of 561 boxes of apples. The forum also directed them to pay ~ 50,000 as compensation and ~ 7,000 as cost of litigation to the complainant.


Police identifies three miscreants
Chandigarh, June 12
The police claimed to have identified at least three miscreants out of eight, who came at Panjab University’s hostel no. 4 to attack Sukhjit Singh Brar, president of the Panjab University Students’ Union (PUSU) on May 31.

Tata Safari stolen from Sector 34
Chandigarh, June 12
Ravi Bhatia of Sector 34 lodged a theft complaint alleging that someone had stolen his Tata Safari car CH-01AG-0044 from his house on June 10.The police has registered a case under Section 379 of the IPC at the Sector 34 police station.

Woman succumbs to injuries at PGI
Mohali, June 12
A woman scooter driver, who was injured in the road accident near D Plast Chowk on June 8, succumbed to her injuries at the PGI, Chandigarh, on Saturday.


City on winning spree, defeat Assam in hockey
A player in action during the U-16 AITA Super Series at the CLTA, Sector 10, in Chandigarh on Sunday.Chandigarh, June 12
Continuing with their winning streak in the ongoing Senior National Hockey Championship, Chandigarh defeated Assam in their second league match being held at the Sports Authority of India (SAI), Bhopal, today.

In swing A player in action during the U-16 AITA Super Series at the CLTA, Sector 10, in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: S Chandan 

City lad drubs Himachal player in U-12
Chandigarh, June 12
City lad Saurabh Prashar defeated Sohrab Kalia of Himachal Pradesh in the final qualifying round of the Boys’ (U-12) category, during the CLTA-AITA Super Series Tennis Tournament for Boys’ and Girls’ (U-12, U-16) being held at the Lake Sports Complex and CLTA here today.

Mohali sets target of 301 runs
Chandigarh, June 12
After delay due to rain, the Chandigarh team took early wickets against Ludhiana in the first match of the Punjab State Inter-District (U-22) Cricket Tournament being held at the PCA stadium, Mohali, here today.

Vadhgam hogs limelight in tennis
Chandigarh, June 12
Vadhgam Aggarwal defeated Aryan Vardham Rathore in the Boys’ (U-12) event of the Manav Mangal AITA -Talent Series Tournament being held at Manav Mangal School, Phase X, Mohali, here today.

Table Tennis calendar announced
Chandigarh, June 12
Chandigarh Table Tennis (CTT) Association, in their executive committee and annual general body meeting, has announced the annual calendar, under which various tournaments will be conducted this year.


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