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UT power cut schedule out
Chandigarh, June 12
After giving sleepless nights to residents due to long unscheduled power cuts, the UT electricity department today issued timings of scheduled power cuts, which will be effective from Wednesday.

Ploughing to start at Sukhna Lake
Chandigarh, June 12
With the water level receding every day and huge dry patches visible at the Sukhna Lake, the UT Administration has now decided to deal with the weed menace.
Tractors being used for drying the weed to start ploughing at the Sukhna bed in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tractors being used for drying the weed to start ploughing at the Sukhna bed in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari






EARLIER STORIES

MHA adopting double standard
Chandigarh, June 12
It seems that the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is adopting a double standard in the 60:40 ratio in posts filled from among IAS, IPS and state-cadre officers coming on deputation to the UT Administration.

BJYM dist chief commits suicide
Panchkula, June 12
The district president of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), Arun Guleria, reportedly committed suicide under mysterious circumstances by hanging himself at his residence here this afternoon. The 29-year-old youth leader was married and had an eight-year-old son. Guleria had reportedly been under depression due to some domestic reasons.

A view of the night food street at Sector 14 in Chandigarh. Night food street kiosk rent Rs 25,000 a month
Chandigarh, June 12
The municipal corporation (MC) has revised the rent of kiosks at the night food street near the PGI and reduced the number of kiosks from eight to four.
A view of the night food street at Sector 14 in Chandigarh. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari



COMMUNITY

Shops on the outer side of Burail village in Sector 45, Chandigarh. MC constitutes panel
Chandigarh, June 12
The municipal corporation constituted a special committee to recommend revise rent of shops in Badheri, Buterla and Burail villages. In a meeting of the finance and contract committee today, it has been decided that a committee has been constituted, which will revise the rent of booths and also check subletting of the shops in these villages.


Shops on the outer side of Burail village in Sector 45, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan


A tragedy waiting to happen
A man pulls up a woman from tracks minutes before a train arrives at the Chandigarh railway station.
A man pulls up a woman from tracks minutes before a train arrives at the Chandigarh railway station. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Excise dept proposes shifting of 17 liquor vends
Chandigarh, June 12
In the wake of Punjab and Haryana High Court directives on pre-fabricated vends running along roadside, the UT excise department has proposed shifting of 17 liquor vends that are located along the road running from Sector 48 to Sector 39. A total of 23 vends had come under the scrutiny, following the High Courtís order.

751 applications for auction of vanity numbers
Chandigarh, June 12
For the auction of vanity numbers in the new series, CH01 AN, the Registering and Licensing Authority (RLA), Chandigarh, has received as many as 751 applications. The auction is scheduled for June 15.

Abandoned baby handed over to foundation
Mohali, June 12
The abandoned girl child that was found at Sector 69 was handed over to a foundation in Ludhiana district here yesterday. The about four-month baby was handed over to the Swami Ganganath Bhuri Wale International Foundation Dham, Talwandi Khurd village, Ludhiana.

438 booths to be set up for 3-day polio campaign
Panchkula, June 12
About 438 booth will be set up during the three-day national pulse polio campaign to be held from June 17 for the children upto 5 years of age.

Tricity scan
Chandigarh scan
Meeting
The department of health, UT Chandigarh, organised a maternal, prenatal and neonatal death data dissemination meeting in collaboration with the PGI School of Public Health in the District Family Welfare Bureau, Sector 22, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.


EDUCATION

 
Dance moves
Children show their enthusiasm in a dance class during a summer camp at Guru Nanak Public Senior Secondary School, Sector 38, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.
Children show their enthusiasm in a dance class during a summer camp at Guru Nanak Public Senior Secondary School, Sector 38, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Senators woo with powers
Chandigarh, June 12
It seems sitting Senate members are leaving no stone unturned to ensure that they are elected again as members of the Panjab University Senate. This can be gauged with the fact that the members going on inspection to affiliated colleges for grant of affiliation to courses have even asked colleges to vote for them in return of positive inspection report. A similar case was highlighted by one of the principals at a meeting held yesterday at the Vice-Chancellorís office.

Students protest inefficiency of single window enquiry
Chandigarh, June 12
The Student Organisation of Panjab University (SOPU) today staged a protest outside the single window enquiry at Panjab University (PU). Students protested against the inefficiency of single window to solve their problems following orders of the Vice-Chancellor to redress the problems at the inquiry only.

Students elections: DAV principal suggests reforms
Chandigarh, June 12
In a bid to change the image of DAV College, Sector 10, that in the last few years has turned out to be the cityís most notorious college, the college principal today met officiating Adviser to the Administrator suggesting a few election reforms to ensure peaceful student elections.



 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Sirhind choe to be beautified
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 12
The banks of Sirhind choe, adjoining the historical Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib and Sirhind town, would be strengthened to save the loss to the farmers and urban property during the rainy season. The 5 km long banks of the choe from Fatehgarh Sahib to Sirhind would be constructed of concrete so that people may walk along side the choe. Moreover, it would save unauthorised and illegal encroachments on the choe. Officials of the drainage department have been directed to prepare the estimate and special funds would be provided by the Chief Minister for this project, said Prof Prem Singh Chandumajra, general secretary, SAD(B), while inaugurating the desilting of Sirhind choe, Patiala Ki Rao, at Sirhind town yesterday.

3 youths nabbed
Dera Bassi, June 12
The local police has arrested three youths involved in intimidating a worker of looting cash of the filling station, situated at Dappar on Ambala-Chandigarh highway. All were residents of village Manauli Surat village who came on a bike at Supreme Filling Station.

Three candidates to move HC
Patiala, June 12
As many as three candidates, who contested the Patiala Municipal Corporation election, from ward number 27, have announced to file a petition in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, pleading that re-polling should be held on account of the alleged booth capturing by the supporters SAD candidate Kanika Sharma.

Candidate for post of Patiala Mayor to be announced after budget session
Patiala, June 12
Akali contenders for the post of Patiala Mayor have to wait for three weeks to know, as to who becomes the first citizen of the royal city, in wake of the fact that the announcement for the SAD-BJP candidate for the post of the Patiala Mayor would be made only after the conclusion of the special budget session of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha on June 29.

Single window system for industrialists introduced
Fatehgarh Sahib June 12
The industrialists willing to set up industry in the district up to the investment of Rs 5 crore will get all type of permissions from different departments in a stipulated time through single window system introduced in the district at District industrial Center Mandi Gobindgarh.

Girl found murdered
Ambala, June 12
The body of a young girl was recovered near railway station at Ambala Cantt here this morning. A few marks of injuries were found on her neck, which indicate that she was stabbed to death. The deceased could not be identified. According to information, some train passengers noticed the body and informed the GRP police, Ambala Cantonment, which rushed the site.

COURTS

consumer court
Cooperative society told to refund Rs 4,10,727
Chandigarh, June 12
Harassing one of its members cost dear to a cooperative building society when the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-II not only directed the president of the society to refund Rs 4,10,727 charged on account of interest from the complainant, a sum of Rs 50,000 has also been awarded as the compensation to the complainant for mental agony and harassment to him at the hands of society office-bearers.



CRIME

One held under IT Act
Chandigarh, June 12
In an interesting incident, an insurance agent was arrested for making repeated calls on the cell phone of a Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today.

A worker shows the broken cash box at the liquor vend in Sector 22 of Chandigarh on Tuesday. Robbers decamp with Rs 45,000 from liquor vend
Chandigarh, June 12
A gunpoint robbery was reported at a liquor vend in Sector 56 where accused took around Rs 45,000 from staff. Another theft was also reported at a liquor vend in Sector 22. Three incidents of theft at liquor vends have been reported in last two days, earlier a theft at a liquor vend in Ram Darbar was reported.


A worker shows the broken cash box at the liquor vend in Sector 22 of Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari


SPORTS

u-22 inter-district cricket tournament
A batsman plays a shot during the match between Chandigarh and hosts Jalandhar on Tuesday. Mandeepís ton helps Jalandhar to draw
Chandigarh, June 12
The fourth day's play between Chandigarh and Jalandhar was full of many possibilities, including an outright win for Chandigarh or Jalandhar, but the match eventually petered out into a draw, with Jalandhar cornering 3 points for their first innings lead of 35 runs.

A batsman plays a shot during the match between Chandigarh and hosts Jalandhar on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

hotweather cricket tournament
Shivang shines with bat and ball
Chandigarh, June 12
Despite excellent all-round performance by Shivang (35 runs and 2 for 26) Coaching Centre-32 lost the match to Baptist Cricket Academy by 6 wickets in the 2nd Hotweather Cricket Tournament held today.

Gulmehar Kaur plays a shot against Nimrat Walia during the CLTA-AITA Tournament in Chandigarh on Tuesday.CLTA-AITA Tournament
Vikrant, Harsimran enter quarterfinals
Chandigarh, June 12
Vikrant Dahiya and Harsimran have entered the quarterfinal round by defeating Sharmay Dhawan and Seerat Sidhu in the U-16 CLTA-AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament being held at the CLTA and Lake Club here today.
Gulmehar Kaur plays a shot against Nimrat Walia during the CLTA-AITA Tournament in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Ch Ranbir Singh Cricket Tournament likely to be held on IPL lines
Panchkula, June 12
As more and more foreign teams have started showing interest in the All India Chaudhary Ranbir Singh League Cricket Tournament, there is a possibility of holding this tournament on the lines of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Member Parliament from Rohtak Deepinder Singh Hooda stated this to the media during the final match between Haryana and Bangladesh held at Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Sector 3 here yesterday.

City boxers win three gold medals
Chandigarh, June 12
City boxers Ashish, Naresh and Tejpal have won gold medals in various categories in the 19th Northern India Senior Men Boxing championship that concluded at Shimla recently.

 



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