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Admission hassles in store for students at PU
Last date of submitting forms precedes results
Chandigarh, June 19
New admission seekers to Panjab University should be prepared for admission hassles this year because the last date of applying for admissions is a day earlier than the expected date of declaration of results of their qualifying examinations (BA examinations) in majority of the classes.

RPO extends facility to Panchkula, Ambala
Chandigarh, June 19
Residents of Panchkula and Ambala districts residents along with other districts of Haryana may not require coming to the city for submitting their applications for passport, as this can be done in the office of each District Commissioner of the State from July 15.



Panel serves notice on MC, Mayor over garbage collection
Chandigarh, June 19
Disturbed by the failure of the authorities to ensure “general cleanliness” in the city, the Chandigarh Parents’ Association has served a legal notice to the Finance-cum-Health Secretary, Director, Health Services, Mayor Lalit Joshi and the Medical Officer of Health, besides the Municipal Commissioner, asking them to take effective steps for the removal of garbage strewn all over various sectors since weeks.

One killed, 3 hurt in mishap
Kharar, June 19
Navpreet Kaur of Chandigarh was killed while her father, mother and brother were seriously injured in a road accident near Daun village on the Kharar-Mohali road early this morning.


CITCO training centre for slum children
Chandigarh, June 19
Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Corporation will open a training centre for conducting cooking classes for the students of Ashiana School which is mainly catering to slum children of Janata Colony in Sector 25.

Relief to power consumers
Panchkula, June 19
The Haryana Power Utilities has taken some major decisions for extending relief to the power consumers in the state. Ms Meenaxi Anand Chaudhry, Chairperson, Haryana Power Utilities, said here today that the Executive Engineers of the Haryana Power Nigams have been authorised to allow reduction in load of tubewell consumers.

Probe sought into ‘overpriced’ Kajauli project
Chandigarh, June 19
An inquiry by the Central Vigilance Commissioner, Mr N. Vittal, has been sought into the ‘’over-priced’’ Kajauli Water Works project, work on which is being done under the supervision of the Punjab Government on behalf of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh.

Gen Malik and Capt Amarinder differ on limited war concept
Chandigarh, June 19
The Chief Minister of Punjab, Capt Amarinder Singh, and a former Chief of the Army Staff, Gen V.P. Malik, today publicly differed on the concept of limited war with Pakistan.

HUDA to build archaeological museum
Panchkula, June 19
The State Archaeological Museum, which had been hanging fire for the past couple of years, will finally see light of the day. It has now been decided that the museum would be constructed by the Haryana Urban Development Authority.

Employee suffers due to callous Admn
Chandigarh, June 19
Has the Chandigarh Administration acted harshly in dealing with one of its employees? It may hold true in the case of Mr Dharam Pal Verma, who was employed as a sanitary inspector. His services had been terminated in 1996 without even a show-cause notice. Interestingly, the Municipal Commissioner who terminated him was not his appointing authority.

Bhagat Singh movies ‘changing’ beliefs
Chandigarh, June 19
Movies on Bhagat Singh are not only changing the historical perspective of impressionable minds but also of those who were a part of the freedom struggle as far back 1930.

Taxi Workers Union agrees to pay dues to MC
Chandigarh, June 19
The Taxi Workers Union, Chandigarh, here today agreed to clear its pending dues of two and a half years at the rate of Rs 2000 for a parking space up to 2000 square feet and Rs 2,500 for those above 2000 square feet.

Telecom staff seek registration of case
Chandigarh, June 19
The Telecom Engineering Officers Association, organised a dharna in front of the office of the Chief General Manager, Telecom Punjab, here today.

Members of the Telecom Engineering Officers Association stage a dharna to demand registration of an FIR in a suicide committed by a JTO at Amritsar, in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph
Members of the Telecom Engineering Officers Association stage a dharna to demand registration of an FIR in a suicide committed by a JTO

Tension in village over sewage disposal
Khanna, June 19
Tension is prevailing at nearby Bulepur village over the proposal of throwing of sewage of the village into the residential area under Municipal Council, Khanna near a primary school and a religious place. A pond for storage of sewage is being dug by village panchayat. Affected residents alleged that the whole work was being done at the behest of a senior Congress leader of the city, higher officials of the local government and police officials of Khanna .

Villagers serve ultimatum on Administration
Chandigarh, June 19
Dhanas village residents here yesterday served a 10-day ultimatum on the Chandigarh Administration to provide a sufficiently wide and concrete route from the village to sector 14. Failure to arrive at any decision on the issue will invite an agitation,’’ representatives of the village said.

36-hr-old child found abandoned
Chandigarh, June 19
On oxygen and glucose at the Sector 16 General Hospital, a 36-hour old girl child has no one to call her own. She is said to be in perfect health and a woman policeman is her only caretaker eversince the child was handed over to the police.

This 36-hour-old girl baby is lying in the Sector 16 General Hospital, after she was abandoned outside Missionaries of Charity Home, Sector 23, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph
This 36-hour-old girl baby is lying in the Sector 16 General Hospital, after she was abandoned outside Missionaries of Charity Home

Dharna against Punjab Budget proposals
Chandigarh, June 19
Employees of the various Punjab government departments, boards and corporations organised a rally to protest against the Budget proposals, here today. Another rally was organised by the Punjab State Ministerial Services Union in front of Parivar Kalyan Bhavan, Sector 34, against the anti-worker measures announced in the Budget.


Four held for stripping girl
Dera Bassi, June 19
The police today arrested four persons, including a woman, M.S. Randhawa, Sandeep Sharma, Manju and Kulwant Singh, on a charge of stripping, molesting, beating and trimming hair of a girl of Gulabgarh Colony near here on June 13.

  • Theft

  • Four injured

  • One injured

Couple assaulted
Chandigarh, June 19
A driver with the Department of Technical Education, Haryana, Mr Yajwinder Singh, received injuries after he was dragged out of his Sector 39 residence and allegedly assaulted by four persons here this evening. His wife, Ajmer Kaur, was also allegedly manhandled by the attackers.

Scooterist run over by truck
SAS Nagar, June 19
A scooterist Mr Satnam Singh, an Assistant Executive Engineer with the Punjab State Electricity Board, was today crushed to death by a truck at Madanpura chowk, here.



Steps to improve PEC hostels
Chandigarh, June 19
Punjab Engineering College has introduced a series of changes in its hostels ranging from improving quality of food and life, introducing sports facilities to running of hostel mess.

Police remand for 2 PU student leaders
Chandigarh, June 19
Two student leaders of Panjab University, Harvir Singh of the Students Organisation of the Punjab University and Malwinder Singh Kang, president of the Panjab University Students Union, were today remanded in police custody by a local court in a case of attempt to murder registered against them.


Notice to PGIMER on selections
Chandigarh, June 19
Issuing notice to the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, (PGIMER) besides other respondents, on a petition filed by an Additional Professor of Cardiology, seeking the quashing of the process for selecting professors on grounds of bias, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has asked them to show cause why the petition should not be admitted.

  • Mayor’s election
  • Bail plea

Court issues notice for deficiency in service
Chandigarh, June 19
A local consumer court has issued a notice to the Radius (An Airtel Connect) through its proprietor/ Manager in Sector 8 of Madhya Marg and others acting on a complaint moved by an advocate, alleging deficiency in its service.

Bank told to file reply
Chandigarh, June 19
A local court yesterday served notice on Punjab and Sind Bank, Sector-17, to file reply on a plea moved by the PPSC Chairman, Mr Ravinderpal Singh Sidhu, for issuing 10 loose cheques to him to meet his daily needs till June 25. Mr Sidhu had moved an application before the magistrate to direct the Manager to issue him 10 loose cheques in order to meet his daily needs.


Jassi, Hema enthrall audience
Chandigarh, June 19
Punjabi pop star Jasbir Jassi crooned foot-tapping numbers one after another during an impressive performance at Sector 17 Parade Ground late in the evening today. There was no stopping the crowd as Hindi pop diva and singer Hema Sardesai also sang in her melodious voice.

Cultural extravaganza ends
Chandigarh, June 19
The local chapter of the Ghoomer Academy of Art and Culture and Amar Sewa Sadan organised a colourful programme — “Folk Dances of Punjab”, here today at Tagore Theatre. It marked an exciting finale to the two-week long cultural activity. The function was organised on the theme of inter-state cultural exchange programme to promote national integration.
A participant prepares her fellow dancer before performing giddha in a Punjab folk dances contest, organised by the Ghoomer Academy of Arts and Culture at Tagore Theatre
A participant prepares her fellow dancer before performing giddha in a Punjab folk dances contest, organised by the Ghoomer Academy of Arts and Culture at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Photo Manoj Mahajan

Replicas of famous diamonds on display
Chandigarh, June 19
If you thought a trip to England was essential to have a look at the Koh-i-Noor diamond, you are mistaken. All you have to do is to drive down to Sector 17 shopping plaza, enter a showroom, climb up a few stairs and watch the “exact replica” of the exotic stone glitter under high-wattage bulbs.


PCC, Stadium XI register wins
Chandigarh, June 19
The PCC, Mohali defeated DAV Coaching Centre, Sector 8, by six wickets while Stadium XI outplayed Bengal Young Stars by 99 runs in the All-India Junior under-17 Cash Prize Cricket Tournament played here today.

Dedicated to shooting
Chandigarh, June 19
The moment one enters the house of Lieut-Col Jagir Singh Dhillon (retd), international shooter turned coach, one is greeted with a slogan ‘shooters den’. Then once you make your way to his drawing room, more than 150 medals and series of photographs with eminent political and sports personalities including with former Prime Minister of India Jawahar Lal Nehru gives one a different feeling.
Col Jagir Singh Dhillon
Col Jagir Singh Dhillon aims a shot at an air rifle range in the backyard of his house in Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph


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