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6-yr-old boy drowns at amusement park
SAS Nagar, June 28
A six-year-old child enjoying a picnic with his family was drowned this morning in the pool of Thunder Zone amusement park, located a few kilometres from here on the SAS Nagar-Sirhind Road.
Grieving mother (right) of Rishab Kapoor Grieving mother (right) of Rishab Kapoor, who drowned in Thunder Zone amusement park, near Mohali on Friday. (inset) Rishab Kapoor. — A Tribune photograph

I-cards for disabled persons
Chandigarh, June 28
With an aim to streamline grants given to disabled persons, the Chandigarh Administration today said identity cards will be issued to persons with disabilities to avail government benefits and concessions.


Sporting bonanza in the offing
Chandigarh, June 28
What to watch Football, cricket or tennis. A real sporting bonanza awaits sports lovers over the weekend. Germany plays Brazil on Sunday in the finals of the football World Cup in Japan. On Saturday, Korea and Turkey will clash for the third place.

A dish antenna installed on top of Kiran Theatre in Chandigarh for the live telecast of the football World Cup final. — Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan
A dish antenna installed on top of Kiran Theatre in Chandigarh for the live telecast of the football World Cup final.

Two killed in car-tanker collision
Kharar, June 28
Two residents of Delhi were killed when a tanker collided with a car near the Khanpur level-crossing on the Kharar-Kurali road today.

Sleeping child crushed to death
Panchkula, June 28
A child was killed and another injured when a truck accidentally ran over them when they were sleeping on a pile of bajri on roadside at Majri Chowk this morning.

PNDT Act to be amended
Chandigarh, June 28
A Bill to amend the Pre-Natal Diagnostic Technique Act, 1994, will be introduced in the monsoon session of Parliament to give teeth to the implementing agencies engaged in checking the illegal practice of sex determination and female foeticide.

Seminar on pre-natal diagnostic tests
Panchkula, June 28
Fatehgarh Sahib has the lowest sex ratio in the country. The number of girl children between the age group of 0- 6 years is around 750 for every 1000 males. Similarly, Kurukshetra district has the lowest sex ratio in Haryana at 770 females per 1000 males.


Jacob inaugurates ‘Drop In’ 
Chandigarh, June 28
The Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob, (retd), today underlined the need for improving the infrastructural facilities in the southern sectors in order to bring them on a par with the northern sectors to cater to the increasing population in these sectors.

Experts deliberate on media ethics
Chandigarh, June 28
A seminar on “Media Ethics, Concerns and Accountability,” was held here today. Media experts and academicians who participated in the seminar painted a sorry picture of the working of media.

Experts attend a seminar on ‘Media Ethics, Concerns and Accountability’ in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Experts attend a seminar on ‘Media Ethics, Concerns and Accountability’

Bedlam marks MIA meeting
SAS Nagar, June 28
Perhaps for the first time in the history of the Mohali Industries Association (MIA), strong protests and manhandling of members marked its annual general meeting here this evening.

Deadline on number plates stays
Chandigarh, June 28
The Chandigarh Administration today formally ordered that July 1 would be the last date to get registration number plates of vehicles changed. The Administration rejected a representation of a local resident challenging the direction for change of colour scheme for non-transport vehicles with effect from July 1.

Hearing on number-plate issue adjourned
Chandigarh, June 28
The UT Administration today sought more time to file reply in a case filed by the President of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), Mr N. S Minhas, against the UT Administration, Inspector General of Police and in charge, Traffic Lines for restraining them from issuing challan till the administration provided high security registration plate before a local court.

Sabha complains lifting of ‘shamlat’ soil
Zirakpur, June 28
In a representation to the Deputy Commissioner of Patiala, the Sri Guru Ravi Dass Sabha, Bartana, has complained that some influential persons of the locality have started lifting soil from the village common land, ‘‘shamlat’’ in violation of the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Farmers block traffic
Panchkula, June 28
Irate farmers today blocked traffic on the Panchkula highway near village Garhi Kotahan village for more than 30 minutes in protest against the decision of the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam to impose power cuts.

Traders’ plea on paid parking
Chandigarh, June 28
The Sector 17-A Traders Association has urged the Administrator, Lt-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), to remove paid parking on a thoroughfare near the Anand and Jagat cinemas.

Shastri postpones visit to city
Chandigarh, June 28
The BJP General Secretary, Mr Sunil Shastri, has postponed his June 30 visit to the city. This was announced here today in a press note issued by the party.


2 held for harbouring criminals
SAS Nagar, June 28
The police has arrested two persons on the charge of giving shelter to some members of a notorious gang of looters. In a press note released here today, Mr Harcharn Singh Bhullar, DSP, said the arrested persons were Gurpal Singh, alias Pala, and Raj Kumar, residents of Sarseri village in Ambala district. They were working as building contractors in Sector 68 here.

  • Two vehicles stolen
  • Dowry case
  • One hurt
  • 3 vehicles recovered
  • One held
  • Man stabbed
  • Car stolen
  • Cyclist hurt
  • Opium seized
  • Four booked


Company plans ad campaign
Chandigarh, June 28
Close on the heels of its successful ‘‘More Oranjee’’ ad campaign, Mirinda soft drink company is all set to strengthen its popularity amongst youngsters with its national campaign — ‘‘Back to School — Mirinda Cool Stuff’’.


Anomaly in Class XI admissions
Chandigarh, June 28
In a clear departure from the standard procedure adopted for admissions to Class XI in Government Senior Secondary schools in the city, the UT Education Department is holding interviews for the reserved category a day before interviewing the general category candidates. The decision is likely to cause “confusion and chaos” among
the students.

GC-11 may open doors to fairer sex
Chandigarh, June 28
Students of Government College, Sector 11, can look forward to a brighter horizon as the college authorities have decided to open its doors to the fairer sex. Taking cue from DAV college, Sector 10, which has recently become a co-education college, Government College is also planning to follow suit.

PU to institute 17 new scholarships
Chandigarh, June 28
With a view to instituting scholarships for promoting quality research, Panjab University has decided to institute at least 17 new scholarships from the forthcoming academic session.


Bail granted
Chandigarh, June 28
An accused, Juggal Kishore, allegedly involved in a fake ration card case was granted bail by a local court. He was granted bail on furnishing a bail bond of Rs 25, 000 with one surety. It was alleged that the accused, along with others, was involved in makinh of forged ration cards.

  • Remanded


Fine display of talent by kids
Chandigarh, June 28
After a long time, one witnessed a fairly professional conclusion to a summer workshop. As over 40 children who participated in the month-long workshop conducted by the Jaspal Bhatti Academy, exhibited their talent on the stage of Kalagram, one could not help wondering what wonders a disciplined training could make at times.

Cassette released
Chandigarh, June 28
An audio cassette, ‘Sai Kriti’, was released last evening by S. Saxena of the Saxena Bandhu fame of Delhi at Shirdi Sai Temple, Sector 29.

S. Saxena of the Saxena Bandhu fame performs at Shirdi Sai Temple, Sector 29, Chandigarh.
S. Saxena of the Saxena Bandhu fame performs at Shirdi Sai Temple, Sector 29, Chandigarh


PGI clerk faces embezzlement charge
Chandigarh, June 28
In what might end up being the proverbial tip of the iceberg situation, a fee clerk, working in the PGI is likely to be chargesheeted for having issued a ‘no dues certificate’ after charging Rs 25 only, although the actual bill amounted to Rs 71,000.


Yoga can enhance sports performancesYoga can enhance sports performances
Chandigarh, June 28
Sportspersons should lay emphasis on a few “asanas” of yoga, which might prove beneficial to their long-term performance. These views were expressed by Acharya Som Vedanlakar, a yoga expert, who was here in the gymnasium hall of Panjab University this evening.

Daleep creates meet record
Chandigarh, June 28
Daleep Singh Chandel created a new meet record in the free rifle ISSF -prone senior men’s category by scoring 286/300 on the second day of the 27th Chandigarh State Shooting Championships played here today at Patiali ki Rao shooting ranges, Sector 25. His earlier meet record was 276/300. Parminder Singh of Chandigarh Police shot 278/300, while Rajiv Bhatt shot 271/300.


‘Give priority to development work’
Panchkula, June 28
Meenaxi Anand Chaudhry, Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary, Power and Non- Conventional Resources Department and Chairperson, Haryana Power Utilities, has directed the district officers to give priority to development work and announcements made by the Chief Minister under the ‘sarkar apke dwar’ programme.

Octroi nakas face staff shortage
SAS Nagar, June 28
Octroi nakas in the town are facing staff shortage and lack basic facilities. A proposal for additional 25 employees for the 10 nakas here had been cleared earlier by the council. However, sanction for this has not yet been given by the higher authorities.

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