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City to have third industrial area
Only non-polluting units to be allowed
Chandigarh, June 18
The city will soon have another industrial area. This one will be located right on the Chandigarh-Panchkula border. The new industrial area, to be spread over about 150 acres, will be between the villages of Mauli Jagran and Raipur Kalan.

Panjab varsity students call off stir
New warden on July 1
Chandigarh, June 18
While the UT police came under fire for its action on the campus yesterday, the Panjab University authorities succeeded in convincing the agitating students to call off their protest, here today, after working out an “amicable solution” to the satisfaction of the students.
The PU Vice-Chancellor, Prof K.N. Pathak, offers juice to protesting students
The PU Vice-Chancellor, Prof K.N. Pathak, offers juice to protesting students at Sarojini Hall on the campus in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Flying high on wings of joy
Flying high on wings of joy: A white-neck stork brings in a message of joy as it happily flies in the Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park after a rainfall. — Photo Karam Singh

Trader’s murder: police still clueless
Chandigarh, June 18
Despite working on several theories in the murder of a Sector 26-based trader Ramesh Chawla, the police was yet to reach a conclusion here today. The body of Ramesh Chawla was found in the jungle adjacent to the Panjab University campus last evening.

UT ahead in treatment of patients
Chandigarh, June 18
Chandigarh appears to be far ahead of various states as far as facilities for the treatment and care of mentally-challenged persons are concerned. It is perhaps the only Union Territory or state in this region to have availed itself of a centrally-sponsored scheme to run a 10-bedded hospital at Manimajra.

PUDA slaps Rs 6 lakh rent bill on ex-SDM
SAS Nagar, June 18
The PUDA authorities have demanded the payment of more than Rs 6 lakh from a former SDM of the town as rent for occupying a PUDA house during his posting here. The former SDM, Mr Jai Pal Singh, had stayed in a 600 sq yd double-storeyed house in Sector 52 for about two years. 

Two PU student leaders arrested for clash
Chandigarh, June 18
The police today booked two student leader of Panjab University in connection with a group clash which took place at Students Centre on March 8 this year. The police yesterday booked the outgoing president of the Panjab University Campus Students Council, Santokhwinder Singh Nabha, in the same case and he was today remanded in police custody till June 20 by a local court.


Open gates can expose viewers to attacks: SSP
Chandigarh, June 18
The Fire Department’s notices to cinema halls not to lock the main entrances and exit gates may ‘‘expose viewers to fidayeen attacks.’’ ‘‘The evacuation routes for the fire safety should be kept ready but opening the main grilled gates will allow an unnoticed entry into the cinema hall to carry out any terrorist act,’’ the Senior Superintendent of Police, Mr Parag Jain, told Chandigarh Tribune.

Employees hold rallies on disinvestment issue
Chandigarh, June 18
Employees unions of different state government departments, boards and corporations are in the final stage of making a broad-base non- political front to oppose the recommendations of the Public Sector Disinvestment Commission.

Employees of the Punjab Subordinate Services Federation hold a rally in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
Employees of the Punjab Subordinate Services Federation

Showers bring relief to farmers
Dera Bassi, June 18
The recent summer showers not only brought the temperature down but also relief to the farmers of the peripheral areas of the city who had been spending huge amount on irrigating the fields for transplanting paddy with the help of diesel pumps.

Labourers transplant paddy in Bakarpur village, near Banur, after recent showers that brought relief and cheer to the farmers. — Photo Manoj Mahajan
Labourers transplant paddy in Bakarpur village

Slums emerging due to faulty policies
HEN cities become unaffordable, peripheries explode and slums are created. And Chandigarh is no exception. The Chandigarh Administration, which tries to put the blame on the existing laws for widespread periphery violations, is solely responsible for creating such conditions by its faulty policies and its inability to provide affordable, transferable and freehold properties for low budget buyers falling in the Rs 5-10 lakh bracket.
  • Child labour
  • Shabby treatment

Bank employees stage dharna 
Chandigarh, June18
The All India State Bank of Patiala Employees Federation staged a day-long dharna in front of the bank’s zonal office here today. The dharna was organised in protest against the violation of industry-wise settlement norms on mechanisation and computerisation by the bank management.

Power employees hold protest
Chandigarh, June 18
The Electricity Department employees under the banner of UT Power Union, Chandigarh, today held protest demonstration outside the electricity office in Sector-43A, demanding the arrest of those residents of Sector 41-D who allegedly manhandled and misbehaved with the employees on duty and also with the children of the area SDO, Mr C.S. Gujral, at his residence, while he was on field duty to restore the supply following a breakdown on the night of June 16.

Summer workshop opens at Press Club
Chandigarh, June 18
Jubilation marked the first day of the summer workshop organised by the Chandigarh Press Club today in which about 100 children of various age groups took part. The ice-breaking session gave the participants an opportunity to know each other and also were briefed about the courses to be imparted during the next two weeks.


Resident booked for duping two
Chandigarh, June 18
The police booked Amardeep Singh of Sector 21 on a charge of cheating under Section 420 0f the IPC and Section 24 of the E.M Act, for duping two persons of Rs 55,000 each on the pretext of sending them abroad and issuing bank cheques to them, which were later dishonoured by the bank.

Suicide turns murder
SAS Nagar, June 18
In a three-month old case of death of a 28-year-old NRI, Harvinder Singh, whose body was found hanging in the house of his in-laws under mysterious circumstances in Phase II here, the police has registered a case of murder. Earlier, the police had registered a case of suicide.


Pak decision to waive duty hailed
Chandigarh, June 18
The industry captains of the region, especially knitting garments, cycle and cycle parts, machine tools and auto parts manufacturers, have hailed the Pakistan government’s decision to slash import duty on 600 items by 10 per cent under the South Asian Preferential Trade Agreement (SAPTA) with effect from June 15.

Handbook for plastic raw material buyers
Chandigarh, June 18
The ups and downs of the trade in plastic raw material has prompted a local entrepreneur to come up with a ready reckoner listing various grades of plastic granules for use by manufacturing units.


MMC, law entrance test results today
Chandigarh, June 18
Results of the entrance test for admission to LLB, LLM and MMC held on June 8, conducted by Panjab University, will be declared tomorrow at 12 noon. The number of candidates who appeared in each course is as follows: LLB-2045, LLM-129, MMC-251.

Children’s theatre workshop begins
Chandigarh, June 18
A children's theatre workshop got off to an exciting start at Guru Harkrishan Model School, Sector 38, here today, with participants being exposed to theatre exercises. The two-week workshop will conclude with a play to be staged on the last day.

Special school for mentally challenged
Chandigarh, June 18
To cater to the need of mentally challenged people and to deal with their problems, a group of like-minded people is going to start a special school-cum-consultancy centre Sawera, which will be operative in the Saupins School, Sector 32, from July.


Agnihotri’s bail  plea dismissed
Chandigarh, June 18
The anticipatory bail plea moved by the former Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge and Chairman of the Oil Selection Board, Mr M.R. Agnihotri, in a Prevention of Corruption Act case registered against him by the CBI was today dismissed by a local court. 

Langah case: judicial remand for two
Kharar, June 18
Ms Harinder Sidhu, Duty Magistrate, Kharar, today remanded Sampuran Singh, a relative and Subhash Chand, a neighbour of Mr Sucha Singh Langah, a former PWD Minister of Punjab in judicial remand till July 1. 


HPCA, Young Brigade register wins
Chandigarh, June 18
The HPCA Junior Academy and Young Brigade, Delhi, outplayed their respective rivals, Bengal Young Stars and Mohali Cricket Association XI, by five wickets and 114 runs, respectively, in the All-India Under 17 Cricket Meet played here at the cricket stadium, Sector 16, and DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8. 

  • Kabaddi tourney


15 kiosks removed
SAS Nagar, June 18
The enforcement staff of the SAS Nagar Municipal Council today removed at least 15 kiosks from the rehri market of Phase 3 B 1 here today. The drive was carried out after the residents complained to the Deputy Commissioner about the traffic congestion in front of the rehri market due to unauthorised kiosks.


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