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Patient dies at PGI, burnt on stretcher
Chandigarh, June 27
Ghinder Singh, a 55-year-old resident of Doraha in Ludhiana district, died in the Emergency ward of the PGI late in the evening today and was burnt on the stretcher when doctors were trying to revive him by giving him electric shocks.
The burnt body of Ghinder Singh. The burnt body of Ghinder Singh. Tribune photos: S chandan


No room for 9.6 CGPA scorers
Chandigarh, June 27
Always an average student, Ramanjot Kaur (16) disappeared behind books the day she stepped into class X. Studying for 10 hours a day, she gave up television and outings with friends.

Mayhem follows monsoon to tricity
The road stretch that caved in beside the roundabout separating Sectors 20 and 30 in Chandigarh on Monday morning.
The road stretch that caved in beside the roundabout separating Sectors 20 and 30 in Chandigarh on Monday morning. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Slap on face of higher education
Chandigarh, June 27
From MBA graduates to BTech degree-holders, highly qualified applicants with professional degrees from private universities in Punjab and Haryana turned up for walk-in-interviews at Panjab University for positions ranging from peon and cleaner to clerk-cum-data entry operator, with salaries ranging from a meagre Rs 4,900 to a modest Rs 20,000.

9 postgraduates among ASIs
Chandigarh, June 27
Nine postgraduates, one with three MA degrees, at least two PhD scholars and 13 constables are among the 20 candidates who have been selected for posts of assistant sub-inspector (ASI), for which the required qualification is a simple BA.

After LPG, vegetables get dearer, too
Chandigarh, June 27
It is a double whammy for the homemakers. After a substantial hike of nearly Rs 50 in the rate of an LPG cylinder, skyrocketing prices of commonly used vegetables have hit kitchen budgets.


Dadu Majra dump stinks again
MC vehicles loaded with garbage parked on a road outside the Dadu Majra dumping ground.Chandigarh, June 27
Perturbed over the dumping of unprocessed garbage at the Dadu Majra dumping ground, area residents staged a protest today against the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation and didn’t allow the MC vehicles to enter the dumping ground.

MC vehicles loaded with garbage parked on a road outside the Dadu Majra dumping ground. Tribune photos: Parvesh Chauhan

Another woman fined for drunk driving
Chandigarh, June 27
A 26-year-old MBA student on Sunday became the second woman to be fined for driving under the influence in the last two months. Saru Mahajan, a resident of Sector 10, (Chandigarh) was issued a ‘challan’ (traffic fine) at a special barrier set up to check drunk driving at the Sector 18-19 traffic light intersection on Sunday night, the police said. Last month the traffic cops had issued a similar fine to another woman.

MC’s faulty planning to blame for the mess
Chandigarh, June 27
Despite the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation (MC) having two garbage disposal plants, faulty planning and failure in the implementation of norms have added to the miseries of residents.

Admn mulls action against errant plot holders
Chandigarh, June 27
The UT administration is contemplating to take punitive action against residential plot holders who have not completed construction work even after the extension granted to them for this purpose expired.

Sinking amenities
Gaping trouble A portion of a road that caved in following rain in Phase IX, Mohali, on Monday.
Gaping trouble A portion of a road that caved in following rain in Phase IX, Mohali, on Monday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

City-Lucknow train to chug off from July 1
Chandigarh, June 27
With new train timings being implemented from July 1, the daily Saharanpur-Lucknow train will be extended to Chandigarh. A day later on July 2, the Chandigarh-Jaipur train will be extended to Ajmer.

Caste census from July 18
Chandigarh, June 27
The socio-economic and caste census in Chandigarh, which has been selected as the pilot union territory for the purpose, will begin on July 18.

Panchkula admn bans parking on NH-73
Panchkula, June 27
Concerned over the increasing number of fatal road accidents on NH-73, the district administration on Monday imposed a ban on parking of vehicles on the highway. An order issued under section 144 of the CrPC by deputy commissioner Ashima Brar also prohibited feeding of monkeys and cattle on the road that connects Roorkee in Uttarakhand to Panchkula.

Fund crunch ails work on community centre
Panchkula, June 27
The construction of a community centre in Sector 28 across the Ghaggar has been in limbo for the couple of years due to paucity of funds.

Residents seek traffic lights near K-Area
Zirakpur, June 27
Residents of Baltana, Dhakoli and surrounding areas have demanded the setting up of traffic lights near K-Area, as the stretch had become accident-prone especially with the opening of the railway overbridge on the Zirakpur-Panchkula Highway. In the absence of trafficlights, minor accidents have become commonplace and the traffic police has failed to handle the situation.

Signature campaign by BJP rights wing
Panchkula, June 27
The human rights wing of the BJP today launched a signature campaign at the Sector 11-15 roundabout in protest against the murder of a Mumbai journalist, J Dey.

Tricity Scan


Perfect time for student bodies to mark presenceTribune News Service
Chandigarh, June 27
At the onset of admissions to various courses offered in arts departments at Panjab University, the university was today beaming with fresh applicants inquiring about the admission process and taking assistance from student leaders.

Online BEd admissions from July
Chandigarh, June 27
The centralised online BEd admissions for the session 2011-2012 will be held by Panjab University for its affiliated colleges; Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar; Punjabi University, Patiala, and Lovely Professional University, Phagwara.

Lecture on lost Buddhist texts
Chandigarh, June 27
The department of Chinese and Tibetan languages organised a special lecture on “Lost Buddhist Texts and Their Relevance in Modern Research” on Panjab University campus here today. Dr Pramod Kumar, renowned philosopher and scholar from Patna, delivered the lecture.


Farmer drowns in Ghaggar
Dera Bassi, June 27
A farmer of Alamgir village was swept away while putting up pipes on the bank of the Ghaggar to pump out water for irrigation. His body was found from the river late this evening.

Child hurt in dog attack
Dera Bassi, June 27
A seven-year-old child received serious injuries after a stray dog bit him repeatedly here today. Deepak, son of Ram Pal, was walking down the road when a stray dog attacked him. Several bite wounds were found on the child’s body.

Lower Mall Road being widened to ease traffic
Patiala, June 27
The work on widening of the Lower Mall Road has begun, bringing respite to hundreds of commuters and students who use this stretch regularly. The road has been a traffic bottleneck due to encroachment by local shopkeepers.

Man arrested with 1.15-quintal poppy husk
Rajpura, June 27
The local police arrested a man with 1.15 quintal poppy husk near the Ambala octroi post here today. The accused, Jaswant Singh (42), a resident of Khanaura village in Hoshiarpur, was smuggling poppy husk in a Scorpio car bearing a registration number of Haryana.

Ludhiana resident dies in accident
Kharar, June 27
Mandeep Singh, a resident of Housing Board Colony, Ludhiana, was killed in a road accident near Mamupur village on the Kharar-Ludhiana road here today. His wife Amanjot received serious injuries.

Youth suffers severe burn injuries
Kalka, June 27
A youth of Bhima Devi Colony of Pinjore sustained serious burn injuries after his clothes caught fire while working in the kitchen here today. He was taken to the PGI, Chandigarh.

Training camp on disaster mgmt begins
Patiala, June 27
A three-day training camp on “Disaster Management” being organised by the Society for Peoples’ Welfare and Awareness, Patiala (SPWAP), an NGO, was inaugurated by Patiala Civil Surgeon Dr Jatinder Kaur at BN Khalsa School, Sabzi Mandi, Patiala, here today.

4-yr-old girl strangled, thrown from building 
Kharar, June 27
A four-year-old girl was brutally murdered after a failed attempt to rape her near the Gillco Valley area here.


Insurance cos can’t act as super sleuths: HC
Chandigarh, June 27
Leave investigations into theft cases to the police, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has told insurance companies.


Air Force hockey meet starts with draw
A match in progress between Maintenance Command and Air Force Headquarters at 3BRD Astroturf Hockey Ground in Chandigarh on Monday.Chandigarh, June 27
The opening match of the Air Force Hockey Championship between Maintenance Command and Air Force Headquarters ended in a draw at the 3BRD Astroturf Hockey Ground here today.

A match in progress between Maintenance Command and Air Force Headquarters at 3BRD Astroturf Hockey Ground in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Soccer player defies age for passion
Chandigarh, June 27
The sports might need speed, skill and stamina, but for 57-year-old Bhola Nath playing soccer is a passion. Bhola Nath, famously known as Bhola Uncle in the field of football, has his own motive to remain in touch with the game at this age.

Chandigarh drub P’kula by 49 runs
Chandigarh, June 27
Chandigarh defeated Panchkula in the ongoing Haryana Inter-District Cricket (U-16) tournament being held at Barwala here today.


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