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Four killed in mishap
Ambala, June 17
Three senior officials with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in Chandigarh were killed in a road accident on National Highway 1 near Ambala City today.

Families in gloom
Chandigarh, June 17
A pall of gloom descended on the residences of three assistant managers with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) here, who were killed at Ambala.

MC steps up canine sterilisation drive
Mohali, June 17
Even as cases of dog-bite are on the rise in Mohali and surrounding areas, the municipal corporation (MC) has intensified the sterilisation programme to check the growing number of canines.
Stray dogs roam on a road at Phase V in Mohali. Stray dogs roam on a road at Phase V in Mohali. Tribune Photo: Vicky Gharu




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Sterilisation of stray dogs to begin soon
Panchkula, June 17
The stray dog sterilisation drive will be launched in the town soon. After withdrawing from the project, the contractor has agreed to start the work of catching animals for sterilisation at the Government Pet Clinic in Sector 3 here.

Getting train ticket a nightmare
A view of ticket-seekers at the railway reservation counter of the Inter-State Bus Terminus at Sector 17 in Chandigarh on Sunday.Chandigarh, June 17
In the sweltering heat and the non-functional air-conditioning system, it is a nightmare for the 150-odd rail ticket-seekers, who jostle to remain in the unending queue at the railway reservation centre at the Inter-State Bus Terminus (ISBT) at Sector 17 here.

A view of ticket-seekers at the railway reservation counter of the Inter-State Bus Terminus at Sector 17 in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari

No parking lot for proposed Metro stations in UT
Chandigarh, June 17
Keeping in view the parking problem in the city, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has ruled out the construction of any parking lot at Metro stations here. The Metro will connect Chandigarh with the satellite townships of Mohali and Panchkula.

Daily flight to Dharamshala to begin soon
Chandigarh, June 17
The dream to fly from Chandigarh to Dharamshala will be fulfilled soon as a private airline is set to launch a daily flight between the two destinations.



COMMUNITY

Going for a swim? Beware of infections
Chandigarh, June 17
Itís time to be cautious for those who splash in pools to beat the heat. The city hospitals are receiving dozens of cases with infections of the skin, ear, nose and throat.

Administration extending power cut duration at whims, say residents
Chandigarh, June 17
After giving sleepless nights to residents due to long unscheduled power cuts, the UT Administration had announced timings of scheduled power cuts so that residents could fix their daily schedule.

Open House
Plan and preserve to meet fuel needs
BJP workers protest against the fuel price hike in Chandigarh. All those who are genuinely concerned with the price of crude oil in the world would be surprised to know that the present price hike in petrol effected by the UPA government has little to do with the prices of crude oil and more to earn enhanced excise duty. Political parties are opposing this hike only to shed crocodile tears.


BJP workers protest against the fuel price hike in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

UT doctors to observe strike on June 25
Chandigarh, June 17
Protesting against the NCHRH (National Commission for Human Resources) Bill and Clinical Establishment Act, the doctors of UT Chandigarh will be on a one -day strike on June 25.

Process to recruit 72 nurses begins
Overcroweded OPD at Government Multi-Speciality Hospital in Sector 16, Chandigarh.Chandigarh, June 17
Patients can hope for better care at the Government Multi Speciality Hospital, Sector 16 (GMSH), in the near future as the health authorities have started the process of recruiting 72 nurses.



Overcroweded OPD at Government Multi-Speciality Hospital in Sector 16, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Panchís post: By-election on June 30
Chandigarh, June 17 The bye-election to fill one casual vacancy of panch, gram panchayat village, Khuda Jassu, will be held on June 30. The polling will be held from 8 am to 5 pm. The State Election Commissioner, UT, has appointed Balbir Singh as the Electoral Registration Officer and Returning Officer for conducting the above bye-election.

Rally by CHB Residentsí Federation
Members of the Chandigarh Housing Board Residentsí Federation protest at Sector 40 in Chandigarh on Sunday.Chandigarh, June 17
The CHB Residentsí Federation, an apex body of 45 welfare association, today started the second phase of its campaign to get all types of changes regularised and to get ownership rights for residents of rehabilitation colonies.

Members of the Chandigarh Housing Board Residentsí Federation protest at Sector 40 in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Air-conditioners lying defunct at RLA 
Chandigarh, June 17 The sweltering heat and improper functioning air-conditioning system at the office of the Registration and Licensing Authority (RLA) here is giving a harrowing time to visitors. While waiting in long queues, the seekers of vehicle registration documents literally sweat it out.

Monkey menace at Sector 28 in city

When nights are a nightmare
Mohali, June 17
Despite tall claims of the electricity department of having "surplus" power to cope with the scorching heat this season, residents of the town and periphery have been facing the  heat due to unscheduled power cuts.

Meeting by PWD officials, NHAI director
Panchkula, June 17
Residents living in sectors across the National Highway No. 22 are likely to get relief as the Haryana PWD B&R had convened a meeting of the representatives of various government departments and director of the National Highway Authority of India to decide crossing points on the highway.


EDUCATION

Parent's consent mandatory
Chandigarh, June 17
In what comes as a major relief to the parents and students of classes IX and XI, schools will have a tough time shunting them out in name the of "protecting" its board's result.

Over 4,000 appear in OCET across eight centres at PU
Students come out after appearing in the OCET at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Sunday.Chandigarh, June 17
Over four-thousand applicants appeared on the second-day of the Other Common Entrance Test (OCET) held today at Panjab University campus.



Students come out after appearing in the OCET at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

PUTA objects handing of DUI charge to DCDC
Chandigarh, June 17
The Panjab University Teachers Association (PUTA) has raised objections to the handing of officiating charge of Dean University Instructions (DUI) to Dean College Development Council (DCDC).

Punjabi University to carry DNA barcoding of Himalayan ants
Chandigarh, June 17
Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi, has sanctioned a major research project to Punjabi University, Patiala, under the supervision of Dr Himender Bharti (Department of Zoology and Environmental Sciences).

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Residents of 154 villages seek extension of 'lal dora'
Kalka, June17
Residents of 154 villages have demanded implementation of the Punjab New Capital (Periphery) Control Haryana Amendment Act, 2003, to enable 60 per cent extension of redline (lal dora).

Fire at sweetmeat shop
Kharar, June 17
A major tragedy was averted following a fire that broke out in a sweetmeat shop on the Kharar-Landran road here today.

Surprise check at five dispensaries 
Ropar, June 17
The poor state of affairs and indiscipline in government dispensaries, particularly in rural areas, came to the fore when Ropar Deputy Commissioner Pardeep Kumar Aggarwal conducted a surprise check at five such dispensaries on Saturday.

CRIME

Theft at house
Chandigarh, June 17
A theft was reported at a house in Sector 39 during the intervening night of June 16 and 17.

Fifth snatching incident in 48 hours
Chandigarh, June 17
The fifth snatching incident within 48 hours was reported when motorcycle-borne persons targeted a youth this time. The police said, Vikram Partap Singh, a resident of Sham Nagar, Baltana, Zirakpur, reported that two unknown motorcycle-borne persons sped away after snatching his bag containing laptop and some computer parts near the Poultry Farm Chowk on Saturday. The victim failed to note down the registration number of the motorcycle.

SPORTS

Six-wicket win for amritsar
A player prepares to pull the ball during a match between Chandigarh and Amritsar at PCA Stadium in Mohali.Mohali, June 17
Amritsar defeated Chandigarh by six wickets in the Punjab State Inter-District Under-19 One Day Limited Over cricket match at the PCA Stadium here on Saturday.

A player prepares to pull the ball during a match between Chandigarh and Amritsar at PCA Stadium in Mohali. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Cricket camp begins at reorganised academy in Mohali
Chandigarh, June 17
The reorganised specialist cricket academy in Mohali is set to organise its first under-19 camp for this season on Monday.

Man on a mission to popularise taekwondo
A student in action during the taekwondo summer coaching camp at Play Ways Senior Secondary School in Patiala on Sunday.Patiala, June 17
Devotion and dedication are the two words that best describe Coach Satwinder Singh, the man who has played a pivotal role in making taekwondo a popular sport in Patiala.


A student in action during the taekwondo summer coaching camp at Play Ways Senior Secondary School in Patiala on Sunday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Pranav to clash with Abhay for title 
Panchkula, June 17
Pranav Chopra and Abhay Mohan won their respective semifinal matches to reach the final of Under-10 Lawn Tennis Tournament, being jointly organised by Manav Mangal School, Sector 11, and Ideal Tennis Academy, today.

 



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