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Couple, girl electrocuted
Chandigarh, June 27
A young couple working here as labourers and a six-year-old girl were electrocuted in two separate incidents today. Besides this a three-year-old-son of the labourers, Neeraj, was critically injured.

The UT Electricity Department replace 'worn out' power cables The UT Electricity Department replace “worn out” power cables at Pipliwala town, Mani Majra, after a couple was electrocuted in the area on Thursday. 
— Photo Manoj Mahajan

House kept in dark on audit report
Rs 24 lakh recovery sought from ex-Mayor
Chandigarh, June 27
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh’s denial of audit objections to the Councillors for the past five years and the Administration turning a blind eye on the issue came as a shock when a recovery of Rs 24 lakh from a former BJP Mayor, Mr Gian Chand Gupta, was sought by members on the basis of a suggestion made under an audit objection.




No breakthrough in car, cash robbery case
Police gets photo of one accused
SAS Nagar, June 27
The police has not been successful in nabbing the culprits in connection with a case in which an industrial unit owner had been robbed of cash and a car here on June 25 though it has been able to get a photograph of one of three accused.

Kala Gram, once again, ideal for Sunday outings
Chandigarh, June 27
The amicable ending of the tussle between the North Zone Cultural Centre and CITCO over running of three fair price food stalls at Kala Gram, with the NZCC gaining control over them, has facilitated both visitors and artistes alike. 

Panjab University sanctions ‘prompt’ re-evaluations
Chandigarh, June 27
Panjab University has decided that a ‘prompt’ re-evaluation in papers of MA I(English) will be carried out, reliable sources said here today. The ‘prompt’ re-evaluation will be carried out by teachers from outside the university.

Small mistakes in prospectus, big trouble for students
Chandigarh, June 27
Small mistakes in the prospectus issued by the Chandigarh Administration for admission to Class XI in government senior secondary schools may lead to big trouble for the helpless students.



Pandemonium at MC meeting
SAS Nagar, June 27
Slogan raising and heated exchanges marked the general house meeting of the Municipal Council here today. Amidst allegations and counter allegations and thumping of tables the ruling group passed all items on the agenda except the one relating to the inclusion of Balongi and Badmajra in the municipal limits of the civic body.

Beware! adulterated food may leave a bad taste
Chandigarh, June 27
City residents better watch out for what they are eating. If the results of the UT Health Department's six- month-long anti-adulteration campaign are any indicator, many brands of spices, condiments and pulses available in the city along with pre cooked food and chutnis sold from roadside stalls or rehris are highly adulterated, unfit for human consumption and can result in serious health hazards to the consumers.

15 shops demolished on PGI campus
Chandigarh, June 27
More than 15 shops built illegally and running for over 20 years on the PGI campus were razed to the ground here today. The demolition was carried out by the PGI’s Estate Office under the direct supervision of the Deputy Director Administration, Ms Meeta Rajivlochan and the Superintending Hospital Engineer, Mr G.S. Rosha, with the help of the PGI security and the Chandigarh police posted at the PGI.

2 victims of LPG godown fire die
Chandigarh, June 27
Two victims of the Saturday night’s fire at an unauthorised LPG cylinder godown in Mullanpur - Garibdas village, 5 km from here, succumbed to their injuries at the PGI, here, today. 

Inspector’s house raided
Chandigarh, June 27
Armed with search warrants, sleuths of the Central Bureau of Investigations conducted a raid on the residence of an Inspector with the office of the Registrar Cooperative Societies, Chandigarh, Amarjeet Singh, in connection with a case registered against him by the agency here yesterday and took in possession certain ‘‘incriminating’’ documents.

Tough time for Net users
Chandigarh, June 27
Internet subscribers in the city faced a problem of connectivity today as they could not connected onto the web. The problem had occurred this morning and worsened after 4 pm.

Phone network develops snag
SAS Nagar, June 27
The BSNL and Spice networks here developed snags today, putting a large number of subscribers to inconvenience.

BJP Gen Secy to visit city
Chandigarh, June 27
The General Secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Mr Sunil Shashtri, will visit the city on June 30. He will hold a press conference and address a meeting of the Uttar Pradesh Welfare Association.



Man assaulted on PU campus
Chandigarh, June 27
An employee of the Postal Department, Arvind Rana, who had gone to deposit his admission form in the Department of Laws, Panjab University, this afternoon, sustained serious injuries after he was allegedly attacked with iron rods by two unidentified youths on the campus here today. Rana was admitted to the PGI.


Skoda launched
Chandigarh, June 27
The Skoda Octavia, a technologically marvellous car, made by Skoda Auto — a 100 per cent subsidiary of Volkswagon AG, the German Auto Giant and the largest car manufacturer in Europe, was officially launched by Mr Jaromir Novotny, Ambassador of Czec Republic here today.



Sarojini Hall warden awaits transfer orders
Chandigarh, June 27
Dr Veena Sachdeva, warden of Sarojini Hall at Panjab University, awaits her new transfer orders by the university following her decision to vacate the earlier premises.

Poor show by govt schools
Dera Bassi, June 27
Students of private schools of this sub-division outscored their government school conterparts in the matriculation examination declared yesterday by the Punjab School Education Board. The examination was conducted in March this year.

New courses in college
Chandigarh, June 27
B.Sc medical and non-medical courses are ‘’likely’’ to be introduced in Government College, SAS Nagar, from academic session begining next month.

5-day week in PU from July 1
Chandigarh, June 27
Panjab University is reverting to a five-day week from July 1 onwards, an official press note said.

Record enrolment for IT courses
Chandigarh, June 27
Despite the ongoing slump in information technology education, GCS Computer Tech Pvt Ltd., the regional service provider of Punjab Technical University, has set a new record in attracting students by enrolling more than 700 students in M.SC. IT, B.Sc. Laterral Entry, PGDCA and O and A level courses of DOEACC, government of India, at their Chandigarh and Patiala centres from all over the region.

Seminar on media issues
Chandigarh, June 27
Media ethics and coverage of communal tension, corruption and issues related to women will be discussed here in a two-day seminar beginning tomorrow.



Stumping city with her ‘Jalwa’
Actress Archana Puran Singh involves the gathering in a unique game show
Chandigarh, June 27
No matter how high the tide, this woman has always had the knack to ride it and ride it in style. Notwithstanding initial days of dejection in the film industry where she had headed with golden dreams in her eyes, Archana Puran Singh went on to make her presence felt. 

Actress Archana Puran Singh involves the gathering in a unique game show being launched by Spice Telecom from Friday. 
— Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan

Dolly on film fest jury
Chandigarh, June 27
Dolly Ahluwalia Tewari After having won the prestigious Balraj Sahni National Award only last week, city-based theatre artiste Dolly Ahluwalia Tewari has added yet another achievement to the long list of her credits. The woman, who won the best costume design award for Shekhar Kapoor's “Bandit Queen,” has been nominated to the jury of the forthcoming 49th National Film Festival and the Indian Panorama for the International Film Festival.

Another family entertainer
tar producer, Guinness Book record-holder for the highest number of films and member of Parliament, Dr D. Rama Naidu, and his banner, Suresh Productions, is ready to take centrestage again with another family entertainer, ''Kuch Tum Kaho Kuch Hum Kahein'', a film which has everything for everyone. The film opens today at Batra, Chandigarh.


Top docs to attend Fortis health mela
SAS Nagar, June 27
Special camps and seminars with renowned doctors from Tata Memorial Centre, Jaslok Hospital, Leelawati Hospital, Bombay Hospital, Hinduja Hospital, all in Mumbai, and Krishna Heart Institute, Ahmedabad, will be the highlight of the month-long ‘‘maha health mela’’ being organised here from tomorrow to market the first anniversary of the world class Fortis Heart Institute.
Mr Harpal Singh, chairman, Fortis Healthcare Limited, addresses a press conference in Fortis
Mr Harpal Singh (centre), chairman, Fortis Healthcare Limited, addresses a press conference in Fortis, Phase 8, SAS Nagar, on Thursday. Others in the pictures are Mr R.V. Karanjekar (left) and Mr Shivinder M. Singh. — A Tribune photograph



Four-day shooting meet begins
Chandigarh, June 27
The 27th Chandigarh State Shooting Championship began here today at the Patiali Ki Rao Shooting Ranges, Sector 25. The four-day meet, which is being organised by the Chandigarh Rifle Association, was inaugurated by Mr Gurbinder Singh Atwal, Parliamentary Secretary, Punjab. 


Number-plate issue: challans from July 1
Chandigarh, June 27
Monday onwards challaning for violations of new number-plate rules shall begin and a formal speaking order in the regard is expected to be issued by the Chandigarh Administration tomorrow.

MC to build platforms for garbage bins
Chandigarh, June 27
The Municipal Corporation House decided to construct concrete platforms for garbage bins with 50 per cent contribution from the Sanitation Committee and councillors’ funds each here today. The platforms will arrest the pollution of the ground water through seepage pointed out by Chandigarh Tribune earlier.

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