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Itís raining money for CITCO at Sukhna
Chandigarh, June 18
Happy days are here again for the Chandigarh Industrial Tourism Corporation (CITCO) as the income from boating at the Sukhna Lake, which had gone down to Rs 3,000 due to the low water level last year, has now crossed the figure of Rs 90,000 per day, courtesy frequent rain in June.

With the weather turning pleasant after the recent rainfall, tourists enjoy boating at the Sukhna Lake on Tuesday.
With the weather turning pleasant after the recent rainfall, tourists enjoy boating at the Sukhna Lake on Tuesday. Tribune photo: S Chandan


 

EARLIER STORIES



17-year-old girl dies in hit-and-run case
Chandigarh, June 18
In a hit-and-run case, a 17-year-old girl riding pillion on a bike died after being crushed under an SUV at the Sector 29/30 light point yesterday afternoon. The victim, Megha, a resident of Hoshiarpur, succumbed to her injuries at a hospital late last night.

Píkula families stuck in Uttarakhand
Panchkula, June 18
The flash floods in Uttarakhand have left 30 families from Panchkula stranded in their villages near Kedarnath where they had gone to spend the summer vacation. Besides, 60 elderly couples, all members of a yoga group, from Sectors 20, 21 and 12 in Panchkula are putting up on a road at Karan Prayag near Badrinath since yesterday, which was reported in these columns today. Meanwhile, the ancestral house of an astrologer based at Sector 9 in Panchkula has been washed away due to heavy rain at Benji village near Kedarnath.

GLADA auction draws poor response
Mohali, June 18
The slump in the property market in the region was evident today at an auction of commercial sites conducted by the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) as it drew a lukewarm response.

GMCH overlooks violations in purchase
A file photo of the mammography vanChandigarh, June 18
Before launching its Rs 1.24-crore mobile mammography van with much fanfare two months ago, the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, allegedly overlooked blatant violations in the purchase of the mammography machine for the van in 2011.

               
    A file photo of the mammography van

2 examinees with same admit cards under PU scanner
Chandigarh, June 18
Two girls who appeared for the Combined Entrance Test (CET) for MCA held at Panjab University (PU) on June 16 have come under the scanner as except for their names, the particulars of both of them on their roll number cards were the same. Interestingly, the photographs on the admit cards were also the same.

Student leader attacked
Chandigarh, June 18
A student shows a car which was damaged in the attack on the PUSU leader at the PU in Chandigarh on Tuesday. The Panjab University Students Union (PUSU) president, Yadwinder Singh, was today attacked near the gate number 1 of Panjab University. Yadwinder, along with his friend, was in a car when the members of another fraction of the union allegedly broke the rear windowpane and lights of the car. However, the PUSU leader escaped unhurt.


A student shows a car which was damaged in the attack on the PUSU leader at the PU in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: s chandan

 


COMMUNITY

Teachersí ACRs found at college gate
Chandigarh, June 18
Raising serious concerns over the secrecy of annual confidential report (ACR) of teachers at city government colleges, a packet containing the ACRs of teachers of Post Graduate Government College (PGGC), Sector-46, was handed over at the college gate a few days ago. The UT Director of Higher Education (DHE) has marked an inquiry into the incident.

Two bodies found
Chandigarh, June 18
The body of a 45-year-old man, who had gone missing from his residence, was found in an old government building, which was being used by the wireless wing of Punjab, under mysterious circumstances in Sector 25 today. It was learnt that he was a drug addict.

Flood-control teams formed
Chandigarh, June 18
To tackle the flooding to roads in the city during monsoon, the Municipal Corporation today constituted 14 flood-control teams.

MP demands CBI probe
MP Ravneet Bittu (left) and DC Tajinderpal Singh Sidhu during a district-level meeting of the Vigilance and Monitoring Committee at the Municipal Corporation Bhawan in Mohali on Tuesday. Mohali, June 18
Member of Parliament Ravneet Singh Bittu and MLA Balbir Sidhu have demanded a CBI probe into the non-utilisation of various government funds from the Centre received by the state government under the social welfare schemes.
MP Ravneet Bittu (left) and DC Tajinderpal Singh Sidhu during a district-level meeting of the Vigilance and Monitoring Committee at the Municipal Corporation Bhawan in Mohali on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: VICKY GHARU

Polluting diesel generators to be confiscated
Mohali, June 18
All SDMs of Mohali district have been directed to seize diesel generators sets which are causing air and noise pollution and are being operated without clearance from the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB).

MLA reassures Old Píkula traders
Panchkula, June 18
Panchkula MLA DK Bansal yesterday met the shopkeepers at Old Panchkula and assured them that their shops would not be demolished and the matter would be taken up with the higher authorities.

Gas agency owner accuses landlord couple of cheating
Chandigarh, June 18
Acting on a complaint of the owner of a gas agency, the UT police has booked a couple, who owns the SCO housing the gas agency, in a case of forgery. The police has booked Narinder Pal Mehta and his wife Ramila Mehta of Sector 38 in a case under section 420, 467, 468, 471 and 511 of the IPC.

Artistes stage a Punjabi play, Man Diya Man Vich, during Adakariyan-2013 at Post Graduate Government College, Sector 46, in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
Reining in the mind: Artistes stage a Punjabi play, Man Diya Man Vich, during Adakariyan-2013 at Post Graduate Government College, Sector 46, in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: parvesh chauhan

Police detains STD owner on suspicion
Chandigarh, June 18
A day after a theft of Rs 3 lakh was reported in a departmental store located at a fuel station in Sector 4, the UT police has arrested an STD booth owner in Sector 8, identified as Ram Raj on basis of suspicion. The booth owner has been arrested under Section 41 of the CrPc (arrest without warrant) as the police suspect that he is hiding vital information pertaining to the identity of the thieves.

DCP issues show-cause notice to SHO
Panchkula, June 18
Deputy Commissioner of Police, Ashwin Shenvi, has issued a show-cause notice to the SHO of the Chandimandir police station following late presentation of challan, that too, in a murder case.

BSP delegation meets Deputy Commissioner
Chandigarh, June 18
A delegation of the BSP leaders, led by councillor and Lok Sabha election candidate from the city Jannat Jahan-ul-Haq, met UT Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Shayin regarding some problems faced by the city residents.

Local leaders repose faith in Bansal
Chandigarh, June 18
A delegation of the local Congress leaders met newly appointed general secretary of the All-India Congress Committee and in charge of Chandigarh Shakeel Ahmed and secretary Kuljeet Nagra in New Delhi today.

Encroachments removed from markets
Chandigarh, June 18
During a special anti-encroachment drive, the enforcement wing of the Municipal Corporation today removed encroachments from different markets here. The MC staff issued 96 challans to the offenders.



EDUCATION

Panjab varsity increases seats in single girl child category
Chandigarh, June 18
Panjab University (PU) has created two additional seats for the single girl child and one seat each for the cancer, AIDS and thalassemia students in various courses in the University Teaching Departments, regional centres and the colleges affiliated to the university for the session 2013-14.

12,887 candidates take CET
Students come out from a centre after appearing in the CET at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Tuesday.Chandigarh, June 18
As many as 1,320 candidates from different parts of the country today appeared for the Combined Entrance Test (CET) of various postgraduate courses at Panjab University (PU).

Students come out from a centre after appearing in the CET at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: S CHANDAN

PU entrance test for MPhil, PhD rescheduled, to be held on July 27 
Chandigarh, June 18
University (PU) has changed the entrance test date for the MPhil and PhD as the dates for the Central Teacherís Eligibility Test (CTET) and entrances were scheduled on the same day. The entrance that was earlier scheduled for July 28 will now be conducted on July 27.

 

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Three held in rape case
Ambala, June 18
The Maheshnagar police has registered a case against three youths for allegedly raping a college girl student. SHO Ramesh Kumar said that all the three accused had been arrested.

Vanity numbersí auction today
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 18
For the registration of new vehicles, a new series PB-23P is being started in Fatehgarh Sahib and the auction of vanity numbers for this series will held on June 19 at 10 am. This was stated by Mahesh Garg, District Transport Officer, today.


CRIME

Youth stabbed
Chandigarh, June 18
A 23-year-old youth was stabbed by two persons on a bike near the Sai Baba temple in Sector 29 late this evening. The incident occurred at 9 pm when Vinay Kumar was stabbed by persons who were riding a Pulsar bike. He has been admitted to the GMCH-32.

Suicide case: Ex-husband arrested
Chandigarh, June 18
Two months after a 28-year-old woman, Lalita Rani, committed suicide by hanging herself at her Sector 23 residence, the police arrested her former husband Satish in a case of abetment to suicide yesterday. Lalita had blamed her estranged husband Satish for forcing her to take this step. The incident was reported on April 24 this year when Lalita was found hanging.

ATM theft foiled
Chandigarh, June 18
An ATM theft bid was foiled in Sector 44 by an alert watchman last night. Three persons with their faces muffled tried to barge into the ATM when the watchman raised an alarm.

 


SPORTS

Nikhil storms into tennis finals
Mohali, June 18
Tennis player Nikhil defeated Samart Rana to sail in the finals of boys (U-18) category, during the ongoing Swami Ram Tirath Total Tennis Championship, being held at Swami Ram Tirath School, Phase IV, here today.


 



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