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Mayor attacks Verma on demolitions
Chandigarh, June 7
Criticising the ongoing demolition drive in the city, the Mayor, Mr Subhash Chawla, today made an unprecedented attack on the Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Justice O.P. Verma, saying that he was a handpicked man of the BJP and had ordered officials of the Chandigarh Administration to target only those places where Congress councillors had won the elections.
Mr Pawan Bansal, MP, addresses a press conference in Chandigarh on Saturday. Mr Subhash Chawla, Mayor Mr Pawan Bansal, MP, addresses a press conference in Chandigarh on Saturday. Mr Subhash Chawla, Mayor, is also seen. — A Tribune photograph


Aug 10 last date for PU admissions
Chandigarh, June 7
Panjab University has decided not to allow any fresh admissions after August 10 in the forthcoming academic session. An order to this effect has been formally communicated to all affiliated colleges by the university.

Members of the Shri Swami Prem Puri Satsang Mandal
Members of the Shri Swami Prem Puri Satsang Mandal take out a ‘kalash yatra’ from Shiv Shakti Mandir, Sector 30, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

College admissions from July 1
Chandigarh, June 7
The process for admissions to various courses being run in city colleges will commence from July 1, while the merit lists will be displayed by the colleges four days prior to it.

Three held for woman’s murder
SAS Nagar, June 7
The police here today arrested Bhajori Das, his wife Kanchan Das, and their landlady Shankariya, all residents of Phase IX, on charges of murdering Kalpana Das. Kalpana Das was found dead in her house yesterday after she was allegedly beaten up by the three. According to the information provided by the police, they have been arrested under Section 302 of the IPC.

Honesty still prevails
Chandigarh, June 7
Setting an example of honesty, an employee of the State Education Institute, Mr Harminder Singh, who had found an account payee cheque for Rs 6 lakh and two bank pay orders for Rs 2.5 lakh lying on the road, not only informed the payee, but personally went to deliver the documents back.


BJP for need-based changes in houses
Chandigarh, June 7
The local unit of the BJP has demanded that need-based internal changes be allowed in all houses in the city as requirements of residents are rising. The houses of different categories were built in Chandigarh on lands allotted by the Estate Office or flats were built by the Chandigarh Housing Board.

Electricity poles a traffic hazard
SAS Nagar, June 7
Among the more visible planning errors in the township is the putting up of electricity poles in the middle of some intra-sector roads here. According to the planning authorities these errors are a result of the time lag between the construction of the roads and the laying of electricity cables. These have often led to accidents. The township has at least three places where these poles have been causing interruption in the flow of road traffic. Residents say their complaints to the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) and the municipal council have not been looked into.

An electricity pole in the middle of the road separating Sectors 68 and 69, SAS Nagar.
An electricity pole in the middle of the road separating Sectors 68 and 69, SAS Nagar

5 approach rights panel against SP
Panchkula, June 7
In an application filed before the Human Rights Commission in New Delhi, five youngsters have expressed apprehension that a senior Panchkula police official would slap a criminal case against them.

Youths charge cops with assault
Chandigarh, June 7
Twentyfour-year-old Mukesh of Mauli Jagran has alleged that he was beaten up by cops at the Mauli Jagran police post here this morning. He has also alleged that the cops threatened members of his family not to take up the matter with senior police officials. The police has refuted the allegations.

Constable hurt as truck overturns
Chandigarh, June 7
A constable of the Chandigarh Police, Dilbar Singh, received injuries on the head and broke his left collar bone when a Tata truck of the Chandigarh Police (CH 01 G 9656) overturned after colliding with a Maruti Zen car (DL 2C J 7092) at a junction near the Sector 42 Food and Craft Institute here this morning.

Save water
e invite school students to send in original and innovative ideas on how to conserve water for publication in Chandigarh Tribune. The write-up should not exceed 300 words and should be accompanied by a passport size colour photograph.

‘Ex-servicemen job quota not filled’
SAS Nagar, June 7
The president of the Ex-servicemen Grievances Cell here has in a letter to Mr Kanwaljit Singh Lalli, Parliamentary Secretary to CM (Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare), stated that the filling of 13 per cent ex-servicemen’s job quota is being ignored by the government.

Bir Devinder visits assault victim
Kharar, June 7
Mr Bir Devinder Singh, MLA, Kharar, and Deputy Speaker of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha, yesterday visited the Civil Hospital, Kharar, to enquire about the well being of Ms Bhupinder Kaur, a pregnant woman who was admitted to the hospital after Ropar’s Assistant District Transport Officer (ADTO) Karan Singh allegedly misbehaved and manhandled her on Thursday.

Boy gets trapped in bathroom


Two held for youth’s murder
Chandigarh, June 7
The Chandigarh police today arrested two persons, Sonu (20) and Radhey Sham Kamal (34), residents of Rajiv Colony in Panchkula, in connection with the murder of Pawan Kumar, whose body was found beside a road leading to Mauli Jagran. The deceased was done to death allegedly for having extramarital relations with the wife of Radhey Sham Kamal, said the police.

Sonu and Radhey Sham Kamal, who were arrested in connection with the murder of Pawan Kumar, in Chandigarh on Saturday.
Sonu and Radhey Sham Kamal, who were arrested in connection with the murder of

Three hurt in group clash
Rehna (Raipurani), June 7
Three persons were injured, one of them seriously, in a clash among two groups of villagers after an altercation over the food grains supplied by the Hangoli village panchayat as a relief material here late last night.


PTU introduces course in tourism
Chandigarh, June 7
Keeping in view the significance of tourism as an engine of growth, Punjab Technical University (PTU) has introduced tourism and airlines as well as events and international business management programmes, both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, for the first time, under its distance education programme. The Institute of Tourism and Future Management Trends, Chandigarh, (ITFT) will be its direct learning centre, a statement issued here today said.

Seminar on future of accounting 
Chandigarh, June 7
The Chandigarh chapter of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of India (ICAI) today organised a seminar on future of accounting profession and the role of the institute. The president of the institute was also felicitated on the occasion.

PU results



A decent comedy
ayee Padosan’ (Piccadily) is a decent comedy and surely a rare one, in terms of decency of the plot and dialogues. This one is in line with Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s and Basu Chatterjee’s simple but funny plots during the 70s and 80s and strikingly different from the David Dhawan- Govinda and party’s situational comedy plots which often take liberty with decency in the dialogues.

Grandeur of France on display
Chandigarh, June 7
The most striking point about Atul Sharma’s photo exhibition “French Urbanscape” at Alliance Francaise Art Gallery in Sector 36 is abundance of colour.

An exhibition of photographs by Atul Sharma at Alliance Francaise Art Gallery in Sector 36, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph.

An exhibition of photographs by Atul Sharma at Alliance Francaise Art Gallery

On mission to revive Odissi ragas
Chandigarh, June 7
Bankim Sethi — the name may not ring a bell to many, but he is a person worth knowing, for this is the person who is putting the original Odissi ragas, which are on the verge of extinction, back on the Indian cultural map. His ally in the mission is none other than Odissi dancer Sonal Mansingh with whom his association as a vocalist goes back to 1973.


Ophthalmic  surgeon’s visit


Chandigarh lift ML Markan Trophy
Chandigarh, June 7
Chandigarh lads clinched the Under-17 ML Markan Trophy in the final of the three-day Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament which concluded today at PCA Stadium, SAS Nagar.

Shooting their way to glory
Chandigarh, June 7
The efforts of Avneet Sidhu and Ramandeep Kaur in air rifle shooting have brought glory to Badal village in Muktsar district, Panjab University, and the Punjab Rifle Shooting Association during the past two years. Avneet and Ramandeep, a native of Bathinda, are in SAS Nagar to take part in the Punjab State Shooting Championship.


Housing society case: inquiry officer changed
Chandigarh, June 7
The Chandigarh Administration has changed the inquiry officer to verify the records of Pink Rose Cooperative Housing Society. The new inquiry officer will be Mr Vivek Atray, Director, Information Technology, Chandigarh Administration. Mr Atray is an official on deputation from Haryana.


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