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GMCH nursing staff strike work
Chandigarh, June 15
Patients lie unattended due to the strike Hundreds of patients at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) in Sector 32 here were at the receiving end as the nursing staff struck work today.
Patients lie unattended due to the strike. Tribune photos: Manoj Mahajan

Despite MC no, UT Admn to impose house tax
Chandigarh, June 15
The UT Administration is all set to impose house tax, though members of the house tax assessment committee of the municipal corporation (MC) have recently rejected the proposal on the imposition of house tax and the enhancement of commercial tax.


MC councillors given laptops
Chandigarh, June 15
Mayor Raj Bala Malik left no stone unturned to woo all councillors in the all-party pre-house meeting convened by her today. While she distributed new laptops among all councillors, the proposal on two study tours of councillors was mooted.

auction of vanity numbers
Amritsar-based businessman bags '0001' for Rs 17 lakh
Chandigarh, June 15
The craze for vanity numbers saw a new record being created today as an Amritsar-based businessman, Jagjit Singh Chahal, bid a whopping Rs 17 lakh for his Toyota Land Cruiser during the auction of the number '0001' in the new CH01AN series, conducted by the Registering and Licensing Authority (RLA) here.

Has fancy for the number


House tax to be charged
Panchkula, June 15
Even as the Haryana government had decided to go ahead with imposing house tax from the April 1, 2010, the house owners in the district are likely to get 50 per cent relief as the corporation is going to charge the tax over the covered area.

kundi connections
A view of kundi connections in Colony Number 4 of Chandigarh Admn seems in deep slumber
Chandigarh, June 15
While the entire city is witnessing long power cuts in summers, the UT Administration has turned a blind eye towards illegal “kundi” connections. As the UT Administration is not even bothered to check these illegal connections, it is the common man, which is facing the problem.

A view of kundi connections in Colony Number 4 of Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

free parking passes
Councillors take U-turn
Chandigarh, June 15
BJP councillors succumbed to the allurement of free parking passes and took a U-turn today to table a fresh policy for issuance of free parking passes in the next House meeting for approval of the authorities. The BJP councillors who were vocal on the recovery of financial loss of Rs 2.84 crore just two weeks ago agreed to take up this issue in the next meeting.

Rise in crime keeps policemen on toes
Chandigarh, June 15
Rising thefts, burglaries and vehicle lifting has forced top policemen of Chandigarh to come on road for night patrolling. The sudden spurt of theft incidents, especially vehicle lifting, has moved officials, including Inspector General (IG), SPs and seven DSPs, along with 22 inspectors, out of their houses during night. Interestingly, the city so far has witnessed more than 45 theft incidents this month.

Elders’ abuse survey report released
Chandigarh, June 15
A seminar was organised to mark the Elders’ Abuse Awareness Day by the HelpAge India in association with the Chandigarh Senior Citizens’ Association at the Government Museum and Art Gallery auditorium, Sector 10, here today. Over 160 senior citizens attended the seminar.
Ban goes up in smoke
Despite a ban on the sale of cut fruits, a vendor sells cut fruits on the rear of the DC office in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Friday
Despite a ban on the sale of cut fruits, a vendor sells cut fruits on the rear of the DC office in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Sarav shiksha employees hold protest
Panchkula, June 15
Members of Sarav Shiksha Karamchari Sangh Haryana (SSKSH), here today, protested near the office of the State Project Director Sarv Shikha Abhiyaan demanding regularization of their posts.

BJP to launch ‘jail bharo andolan’ from June 22
Panchkula, June 15
To protest against the corruption and escalating prices in the country, the BJP will launch a “jail bharo andolan” in Haryana on June 22.

Police sends two teams to Solan in murder case
Mohali, June 15
The local police has sent two separate teams to Solan in connection with a murder of a man who had come to Nayagaon a few days ago for a business venture.


government schools
Massive rush for admissions
Chandigarh, June 15
The UT government schools seems to have left their private counterparts far behind in terms of popularity for class XI admissions as not only 15,000 admission forms have been sold so far but over 9000 students have also applied till date for 11,000 seats.
As the admission process is about to start, the poster war among student leaders is on. This photograph was taken in Sector 10, Chandigarh
As the admission process is about to start, the poster war among student leaders is on. This photograph was taken in Sector 10, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

PU online admission schedule out
Chandigarh, June 15
The Panjab University has issued the admission schedule for submission of online admission forms by the qualifying candidates of Common Entrance Test (CET).

Another vehicle theft on PU campus
Chandigarh, June 15
Another incident of vehicle theft has come to light on Panjab University campus. Despite the university making tall claims of increasing vigil by deputing security guards in plain clothes at various points, such incidents still continue.

Scuffle at PU hostel
Chandigarh, June 15
A scuffle between two Panjab University students, residents of boys hostel no IV, was reported today near hostel no VII.


Faculty development programme concludes
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 15
A five-day faculty development program on ‘Digital Image Processing’ concluded at Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College here today. More than 30 colleges from Punjabi University, Patiala, Yadwindra College, Talwandi Sabo, Doaba College, Kharar, and Institute of Engineering and Technology, Bhaddal, participated in the program.

Youth found dead
Ambala, June 15
A body of youth was recovered from Bhakda canal near Ismailpur village close to Ambala City this morning. The deceased was identified as Pradeep, a resident of village Bhurewala. According to information, Pradeep had gone to village Gangkheri to meet some of his relatives a few days ago and he had been missing since then.

Painter found dead
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 15
A man was found dead in a drain today noon on the Ludhiana-Chandigarh Road near the FCI godowns, Khamano.

Heavy vehicles pose serious threat
Kalka, June 15
Despite of the fact that Parwanoo-Pinjore by pass has become functional two months ago, heavy loaded trucks keep crossing through the old main bazaar of Kalka and narrow, Pinjore market, without any check.


Woman alleges molestation
Mohali, June 15
A woman artiste from Mumbai has complained to the police that employees of a liquor vend allegedly tried to outrage her modesty in Mohali village on Thursday night.

2 juveniles held in vehicle-theft cases
Chandigarh, June 15
A team of the special technical operation cell of PCR recovered nine motorcycles from the possession of two juveniles, both residents of Hallo Majra, and Basant Kumar, a resident of same area. The juveniles used to steal motorcycles for joyride and later abandon them.

3 youths injured in clash
Dera Bassi, June 15
Three youths were seriously injured in a clash during marriage party at Mudra farm Bhankarpur, here last night.

Gold chain snatched in Sector 37
Chandigarh, June 15
A snatching incident was reported in Sector 37 today.

Ex-serviceman held
Panchkula, June 15
The local police has arrested a retired army officer Colonel (retd) Subash Chander Kohaar for allegedly attacking the watchman of a house in at Sector 6 here on  Wednesday night.

Woman booked for cheating
Mohali, June 15
The police has registered a case of cheating against a woman running a consultant company in Matour village here.


Paramvir Bajwa on way to winning the CLTA-AITA tournament in Chandigarh on Friday
Paramvir Bajwa on way to winning the CLTA-AITA tournament in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Choi Kwang Do Federation Cup
Nimit, Ankita win gold
Panchkula June 15
Nimit Berry and Ankita Sharma from Haryana won gold medals in the boys (under-10) and girls (under-14) categories respectively in the Air Shield Drill events in the second Choi Kwang Do Federation Cup organised by the Madhya Pradesh Choi Kwang Do Association, Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium, Indore, which concluded recently.

Under-22 Cricket
Nawanshahr beat Fatehgarh Sahib
Chandigarh, June 15
Resuming at their overnight score of 87 without loss, Nawanshahr today were all out for 358 in 79.4 overs against Fatehgarh Sahib in the ongoing Punjab Under-22 Inter District Cricket Tournament being held at Nawashaher today.

Braving heat, players attend training camps
Patiala, June 15
Participants at the archery camp at Polo Ground in Patiala on Thursday While people are sitting in the comfort of air-conditioners and coolers to escape the scorching heat, sports persons from Punjabi University, Patiala, are undergoing rigorous training during the summer camps underway on the university campus in their run up to the coveted Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy.

Participants at the archery camp at Polo Ground in Patiala on Thursday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

APJ win Hot Weather trophy
Chandigarh, June 15
APJ Cricket Club won the second Hot Weather Under-14 tournament defeating Saupins Cricket Academy by 5 wickets in the finals held here today.



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