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New Mohali hospital block functional
SAS Nagar, June 16
The extension block of the local Civil Hospital has been taken over by the hospital authorities and the emergency services have started functioning from the new premises. The diagnostic laboratory has also been shifted to the new block and gradually wards for indoor patients will become functional.

Canada opens doors to undergraduates
Chandigarh, June 16
Here is some good news for the prospective immigrants to Canada.
Canada has opened its doors to undergraduates for immigration. According to official information here today, Mr Denis Coderre, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Canada, after deliberate consideration on the standing committee’s report, last week released the regulations.


PU students’ stir: 2 hospitalised
Chandigarh, June 16
The agitation of the girl students for the removal of the warden of the Sarojini Hall Hostel of Panjab University against her alleged dictatorial attitude tonight intensified after a girl and a boy observing a fast were taken to a hospital in a “serious condition”. They were on the fast for the past three days.

Compensated, still hoping to reap benefits
SAS Nagar, June 16
Pockets of land acquired for five sectors (76 to 80) for expansion of the town by the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority continue to vest with evacuees. Over 1200 acres of land in Sohana and Mauli Baidwan villages was acquired by the Land Acquisition Collector a year ago, but farmers are still hopeful of sowing yet another crop of the season.

Larger than life after playing martyr
Chandigarh, June 16
No starry tantrums, no glittering facade, no falsehood for once... here is someone who loves to live moments of truth. When you get up, close and personal with Ajay Devgan and ask him about his inspiration, he says: “My confidence has been my greatest strength and the biggest influence on me.
YOUNG GUNS: Ajay Devgan with the young Bhagat of ‘The Legend of Bhagat Singh’ and Akhilendra Mishra, who played Chandrashekhar Azad in the film, in Chandigarh on Sunday. — Photo Manoj Mahajan

Ethics define new IT chief
Chandigarh, June 16
“If you are not a communist before you are 25, you have no heart and if you are a communist after you’re 25, you have no brain,” the new Chief Commissioner of Income Tax (North West), Ms Hardeep Kaur, quotes Shaw. However, even 35 years after she entered the service, her commitment to work ethics is still as strong.

PIL on number plate issue
Chandigarh, June 16
To restrain the UT Administration, the Inspector General of Police (IG) and in charge, Traffic Lines, from issuing challans to city residents till the administration ensured availability of HSRP number plates to the owners of vehicle and also to withdraw the notification regarding the change of colour of the number plates, the president of the Shiromani Akali Dal, Mr N.S. Minhas, yesterday filed a case in a local court.

EVER since the Punjab Vigilance Bureau has started investigating cases of alleged amassing of wealth by ministerial colleagues of the previous Chief Minister of the SAD-BJP government and their close associates, the vigilance bureau in Sector 17 has been virtually turned into a fortress. The bureau sleuths are ensuring that no outsider, including scribes, has an access to their office when they have an illegal detainee.

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Commission agent goes missing
Chandigarh, June 16
A 52-year-old fruit and vegetable commission agent, Mr.Ramesh Chawala, went missing under mysterious circumstances from the Sector 26 grain market here this morning. The Santro car (HR 43D 0016), which he used to reach the market was also said to be missing. The police has registered a daily dairy report.

Residents want SDO shifted
Chandigarh, June 16
The Residents Welfare Association, Sector 41-D, here today served a 15-day ultimatum on the Chandigarh Administration to press for the transfer of the Sector 43 Electricity Department SDO, Mr C.S. Gujral, for allegedly hurling abuses at office-bearers of the association.

AnuragCollecting faulty currency is his passion
Chandigarh, June 16
Anurag Dutt (25) has the passion of collecting faulty currency notes and coins.
A completely distorted Rs 10 note, coins with double stamping or overlapping or ones with half head and half tail on the same side or like those with one side printed and the other side completely blank make an interesting collection.

2 killed, 12 hurt in road mishaps
Panchkula, June 16
Two persons were killed and 12 injured in two separate accidents in the district today. An Air Force Warrant Officer, Mr Charan Singh, was declared dead in Command Hospital after being hit by an unidentified vehicle.


Scooterist dies in mishap
Dera Bassi, June 16
A 25-year-old scooterist was killed in an accident when his scooter collided with an oil tanker and near Janetpur village on the Chandigarh-Ambala road near here late last night.

Two children found missing from jhuggi
Zirakpur, June 16
A brother and his sister were found missing from their jhuggi in Saini Vihar Colony in Bartana village, near here. According to Shishpal, a labourer, he found his four-year-old son Dharmendra and Neelam (6) missing when he along with his wife returned home at about 7 last evening from work.


AIIMS topper reveals secret of success
Chandigarh, June 16
Short sittings coupled with concentration is the secret of success, according to AIIMS topper, Abhinav Sidana, who shared a few tips on cracking entrance tests at a press conference held at the Chandigarh Press Club, here today.

Colleges want govt to honour commitment
Chandigarh, June 16
The managements of the non-government affiliated colleges of Punjab and Chandigarh condemned the negative attitude of the Punjab Government towards grants-in-aid and pension-cum-gratuity to the teaching and non-teaching employees.

Last date for BE, B.Pharma forms
Chandigarh, June 16
Panjab University has fixed June 22 as the last date for receipt of application forms for the courses in Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Science (honours) and Bachelor of Pharmacy for the forthcoming academic session.

Seminar on education
Chandigarh, June 16
Getting education in Australia seems to have caught the fancy of Indian students in the region. It was evident at a seminar organised here today which was attended by more than 100 persons.


Hearing adjourned
Chandigarh, June 16
Hearing in a defamation complaint filed against the Chief Minister of Punjab, Capt Amarinder Singh, by Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal was adjourned for July 31 by the UT Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr C.L. Mohal. Mr Sukhbir Badal had filed the complaint against Capt Amarinder Singh for allegedly defaming him and his family through publication of “defamatory” advertisements in newspapers during the assembly elections.

Play on environment degradation
Chandigarh, June 16
"Jag Musafir Jag", a street play on environmental degradation and its ill-effects on human life was staged by the Survival Art Theatre in collaboration with the State bank of India at Sukhana Lake here today.

A street play ‘Jag Musafir Jag’ by the Survival Art Theatre in progress at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Sunday. — Photo Pankaj Sharma

A street play ‘Jag Musafir Jag’ by the Survival Art Theatre in progress at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Sunday.


Summer cold cases on the rise
Chandigarh, June 16
With weather gods playing moody, the number of people suffering from summer cold is on the rise. It is a typical English summer problem, but this year city residents are complaining of cold and cold-related symptoms which go on for days and end up in a chronic cough or a sensitive nose or sore throat. Stating that summer cold can be both allergic or viral in nature, Dr J.S. Goraya of the Department of Paediatrics, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, points out that in such cases mainly symptomatic treatment is possible.

168 examined at camp
Chandigarh, June 16
As many as 168 patients hailing from Kishangarh, including 96 ladies, were examined in a free medical camp organised by the Sri Sathya Seva Organisation, Unit XII, Modern Housing Complex, Mani Majra, at Government Primary School, Kishangarh, here today.

A dental doctor extracts a tooth of an aged patient of Kishangarh at a free medical camp in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

A dental doctor extracts a tooth of an aged patient of Kishangarh at a free medical camp in Chandigarh on Sunday.


Sports promotion must for development: minister
Chandigarh, June 16
Sport is the lifeline of any development and we must ensure that it gets proper acceleration. These words came from Mr Hari Narain Singh, Town and Country Planning Minister, Himachal Pradesh. Mr Hari Narain hails from Nalagarh and was here in the DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, to inaugurate the All-India Under-17 Cricket Tournament being organised by the Sports Promoters Club.

Sandeep wins
Chandigarh, June 16
Kanwar Sandeep Singh with 4.5 points captured the under-25 title in the Chandigarh Chess championship which concluded here today at Jawahar Navodya Vidyalya, Sector 25.


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