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Two sites identified for artificial lake
Panchkula, June 26
The hunt for a possible site for constructing an artificial lake here is on. At least two new sites along Ghaggar river have been identified for the purpose.

Postgraduate courses likely for art college
Chandigarh, June 26
After years of deliberation upon the issue of introduction of a masters degree in fine arts (MFA) at the local Government College of Art, Sector 10, some hope has been forthcoming this year.

School ordered to refund caution money
Chandigarh, July 26
Taking care of students’ grievances, the UT Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-II has directed St. Peter’s Secondary School, Sector 37-B, through its Principal to refund the caution money amounting to Rs 5000 to its students.

Balongi, Badmajra may come under MC
SAS Nagar, June 26
The local Municipal Council is likely to clear a proposal tomorrow to bring Balongi and Badmajra villages within its jurisdiction.

Living with devouring effect of drug demon
Chandigarh, June 26
For Manpreet, a 24-year-old residing in the city, life is as bad as it can possibly get. Into drugs now for eight years, Manpreet is now jobless, divorced, heartbroken and in extreme physical distress.





Artistes from the Sakaar Manch perform a play “Shok se aadat bani” on the occasion of International Day Against Drug Abuse at police lines, Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.
— Tribune photo Parvesh Chauhan

R-factor makes Brazil a hot favourite
REACHING A CRESCENDO: Soccer players of St. Stephens Football Academy in a jubilant mood after Brazil’s victory over Turkey, at Classic Hotel in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
Chandigarh, June 26
Brazil fever is running high in the city. This could be gauged from the fact that on Wednesday, Brazil was the favourite with soccer fans in the city, which comprise schoolchildren and other die-hard soccer fans.

REACHING A CRESCENDO: Soccer players of St. Stephens Football Academy in a jubilant mood after Brazil’s victory over Turkey, at Classic Hotel in Chandigarh on Wednesday. 
— A Tribune photograph

‘FDI means bad news for the freedom of the Press’
Chandigarh, June 26
Foreign direct investment (FDI) may be the mantra for growth in Industrial circles. But the announcement made by the Government of India to open up the newspaper industry for 26 per cent FDI has evoked sharp reaction, or rather, criticism from intellectuals and former senior journalists based in the city.

Man robbed of cash, car
SAS Nagar, June 26
A local industrial unit owner has been robbed of about Rs 1.83 lakh in cash and his brand new car by men posing as railway officials who had come to strike a business deal with him.



Awareness generation project
Chandigarh, June 26
Citizens Awareness Group in collaboration with the Chandigarh Social Advisory Board organised an awareness generation programme for rural and poor women in Government Model High School, Badheri (U.T.). About 40 women participated in the programme.

Residents feel the heat
Erratic power supply, regular fluctuations
Panchkula, June 26
Erratic power supply and drastic voltage fluctuations in the township are causing a lot of hea(r)t burn among the residents. With Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) failing to meet the total demand of 70 MVA here, the problem is likely to increase as the paddy season progresses.

Raid on namkeen manufacturing unit
Chandigarh, June 26
A team of food inspectors from the UT Health Department conducted a raid at a residence complex in Dadu Majra colony and took samples of a local resident manufacturing and packing namkeen from his residence.



Opium seized, one held
Kharar, June 26
The CIA staff, Ropar, has arrested Devinder Singh, alias Binder, today following the recovery of ˝ kg opium from his possession.

80 kg poppy husk seized, 4 held
SAS Nagar, June 26
The police has busted an inter-state gang of poppy husk smugglers with the arrest of four persons.


Gate rally by bank employees
Chandigarh, June 26
In order to show resentment against the Punjab Government and the bank management, members of Punjab State Cooperative Bank Employees Union (PSCBEU) held a gate rally during lunch hour yesterday.

Training programmes launched 
Chandigarh, June 26
Crescent Systems, a multi-disciplinary training organisation, has launched a host of training programmes under the banner of Global Voice for meeting the needs of different segments.



Illustration by Sandeep JoshiStudents taking to vocational courses
See limited career options in humanities
Chandigarh, June 26
Realising the “futility” of doing “plain-simple graduation”, a large number of city students interested in humanities, after passing their class X examinations, are rushing to take admission in government schools offering vocational courses like Fashion Designing and Information Technology.

AICTE directive on NRI seats
Chandigarh, June 26
A directive issued by the All-India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) regarding seats reserved for non-resident Indian (NRI) students in private engineering colleges has come as a blow to institutions in Haryana.

MA English entrance test postponed
Chandigarh, June 26
Panjab University has postponed the entrance examination for admission to MA I (English) scheduled for July 2, said an official press note here today.

PU results
Chandigarh, June 26
Panjab University will declare results of certain semesters of engineering courses tomorrow.


HC lawyers call on Jaitley
Chandigarh, June 26
Continuing with their battle against alleged corruption in the judicial system, an eight-member delegation of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association met the Union Minister of Law, Justice and Company Affairs, Mr Arun Jaitley, in New Delhi today.

PUSU president granted bail
Chandigarh, June 26
The president of the Panjab University Students Union (PUSU), Malwinder Singh Kang, who has been arrested by the UT police in connection with an attempt to murder case, was granted bail on furnishing bail bond of Rs 15, 000 by the UT Additional and Sessions Judge, Ms Sneh Prasher, today.

  • GMCH employee remanded
  • Fake ration card scandal
  • Bail plea dismissed



Magic of ghazals rides high on melody of waves
Chandigarh, June 26
Visitors to the Lake Club were today treated to a musical evening with a difference. Way apart from a routine show, this evening of ghazals organised by Udaan...beyond the horizon, was all about promotion of local talent.

Suchitra Mitra Tiny feet capture nuances of bharatanatyam
Chandigarh, June 26
Watching children as young as five years of age chant shlokas in the purest Sanskrit was a sheer matter of delight this evening. . As bharatanatyam danseuse Suchitra Mitra conducted the grand finale of the month-long workshop in the dance form which she conducted at IMA Bhawan, Sector 35, nuances of the art form unfolded before the audience.



Pugilists bag six medals
Chandigarh, June 26
A fine coaching by former national boxer Varinder Dangi, enabled the Chandigarh team to bag six medals in the just concluded Northern India Senior Men and Women Boxing Championships held at Kanpur.

  • Cricket camp


Designs for new MC building rejected
SAS Nagar, June 26
The Municipal Council has rejected the designs submitted by architects for constructing its new building in Sector 68 here.

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