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Fire in LPG godown; six hurt
Mullanpur-Garibdas (Kharar), June 23
Six labourers sustained burn injuries when a fire broke out in an unauthorised LPG cylinder godown in Mullanpur-Garibdas village last night. Five of the victims with serious burn injuries are being treated at PGI, Chandigarh, while one of the injured was discharged this morning.

27 law graduates booked
Chandigarh, June 23
The Chandigarh Police has booked 27 law graduates, whose degrees were found to be ‘’fake’’ by the Punjab and Haryana Bar Council recently. The “fake” graduates have been booked for alleged forgery and cheating by the Chandigarh Police after the bar council had submitted a list of 27 students to the Senior Superintendent of Police, Mr Parag Jain, for the registration of a case against them. Chandigarh Tribune had exposed the fake degree racket taken up for investigation by the bar council on May 13.

PWD-BSNL row snowballs
Chandigarh, June 23
A dispute between the PWD and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd over the payment of cash for shifting of telephone poles and underground cables has taken a new turn with both blaming each other.




Kin raises doubts on safety of surgical procedure
GC lecturer’s death at PGI
Chandigarh, June 23
Questions are being raised about the safety of a minor surgical procedure done on serious patients to monitor their central venal blood pressure, after a patient died at the PGI emergency while this procedure was being performed.

Raveena leaves crowd asking for more
Bollywood superstar Raveena Tandon performs at a musical night
Chandigarh, June 23
The stage at Parade Ground in Sector 17 here tonight glittered with superstar Raveena Tandon, the hot and sizzling Kashmira Shah and Chunkey Pandey. However, it was less of Raveena Tandon magic and more of Mika's energy that spilled on the venue for the high-profile entertainment evening.

Bollywood superstar Raveena Tandon performs at a musical night organised at Sector 17 in
Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph 

These days lot of employee associations of different departments of the Punjab government, boards and corporations are holding protest marches and rallies everyday at Sector 17.
  • Smart move

  • Traffic chaos

  • Summer ailments

  • No free takers

  • Noisy joints

  • Name, please?

  • MS section

  • Ex-CM bus service

  • Tree ‘triveni’

  • Student politics

  • Brush with police

  • Hunger strike

  • VC’s support

  • Something fishy?

  • Bored stiff


PUDA denies report
Chandigarh, June 23
The Punjab Urban Development and Planning Authority here today dismissed reported suggestions that the regularisation of 700 illegal colonies in Jalandhar was under “consideration”.

Mr Harbans Lal and Ms Raksha Devi, father and mother of Major Sandeep Sagar, pay tributes
Mr Harbans Lal and Ms Raksha Devi, father and mother of Major Sandeep Sagar, pay tributes to their son on his martyrdom day at Panchkula on Sunday. 
— A Tribune photograph

Martyrs’ kin honoured
Panchkula, June 23
It was an emotional moment for people who had gathered here to remember the martyrs who laid down their lives during the Kargil operations. The atmosphere was sombre as the family members of these martyrs sat through the prayer meeting organised on the third martyrdom day of Major Sandeep Sagar.

‘Sniffing Papa’ a family reunion
Chandigarh, June 23
Notwithstanding the fact that Inderjit Badhwar's Sniffing Papa has not been on the stands for very long, the work of fiction has managed rave reviews already. Structured with a soul and sting by Mr Inderjit Badhwar, former executive editor of India Today, the novel has been published by India Research Press and was recently released by Naseeruddin Shah.

City temp drops by 4° C
Chandigarh, June 23
The city’s temperature dipped by 4° C today as monsoon moved ahead to the eastern Uttar Pradesh on way to the northwest region. The monsoon is estimated to take 10 to 15 days to reach the city from the eastern part of Uttar Pradesh, according to the Meteorology Department.

Fire destroys wood, car
Panchkula, June 23
A major fire broke out in a saw mill in Industrial Area Phase II here last night . Wood worth thousands of rupees was gutted in the fire. Two fire-tenders were rushed to the spot past midnight. The fire could be controlled only after about an hour.

54 pc turnout in ZP poll
Chandigarh, June 23
The byelection to one vacancy in Zila Parishad and one in Kajheri panchayat here today passed off peacefully, recording a turnout of 54 per cent. The counting of votes will be done tomorrow in an election that has two factions of the Congress in the rural unit fighting each other.

Unidentified body


Held for possessing fake currency notes
Chandigarh, June 23
The police arrested Dinesh Kumar, a resident of Sector 7, Panchkula, for allegedly depositing 11 fake currency notes of Rs 500 denomination in Reserve Bank of India, here on Saturday. The police has registered a case under Section 489-C of the IPC on the complaint of the Assistant General Manager of the RBI, Mr V.K Narain.


‘I want to play meaningful roles’
Narayani Shastri  at the launch of a range of suits at a showroom
Chandigarh, June 23
Nobody had ever so much fun shopping in Amartex as they did today. It was not only because Narayani Shastri, Kesar of “Kyonki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi”, was there to launch an elaborate saas-bahu suit collection, but there was an added attraction of lucky draw contests for ‘saas’ and ‘bahus’.

Narayani Shastri (centre) at the launch of a range of suits at a showroom in Chandigarh on Sunday. 
— A Tribune photograph


Results not so bad: PU don
Chandigarh, June 23
Is Panjab University trying to cover up the abysmally low results in MA English Part I examination this year for factors not entirely connected with students’ performance? It would seem so if one goes by what the university’s official gazette says and what the Head of the Department of English has tried to project in a written statement.


Stadium XI beat PCA XI
Chandigarh, June 23
A keen battle was witnessed in the final of the All India (under 17) cash prize invitational cricket tournament played between Stadium XI and the Punjab Cricket Association XI at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, here this afternoon. The PCA XI lost by 15 runs to Stadium XI.

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