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’96 voters’ list to decide fate of slum-dwellers
Chandigarh, June 9
Showing its resolve to remove encroachments, the Chandigarh Administration said today that all slum-dwellers whose names did not figure in the electoral rolls as on December 8, 1996, would not be eligible for rehabilitation. All unauthorised encroachments or construction made by them would be removed in accordance with the law.

Demolition drive at PGIMER
Evokes protest from minority community
Chandigarh, June 9
In a demolition drive carried out at the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, an unauthorised temple and a church hall were completely demolished. Unauthorised structure outside a gurdwara, where langar used to be served, was also demolished. Efforts to remove debris were on till late in the evening.


Panchkula MC: a House divided
Oppn councillors oppose most items at first meeting
Panchkula, June 9
The mandate managed by ruling Indian National Lok Dal for electing the President and Vice President of Municipal Council today showed the first signs of divide. Councillors affiliated to Congress, who had earlier supported INLD candidates as President and Vice President, opposed most items on the agenda of the first ever meeting of the Municipal Council today.

‘Tame’ indisciplined PCR cops, seniors told
Chandigarh, June 9
Indiscipline among the staff of the Police Control Room vehicles in the city police will not be tolerated, says the top brass of the city police. While appreciating the presence of mind shown by the staff on PCR vehicles in checking incidents of crime in the city, senior police officials have asked the supervisory officers to ‘tame’ the indisciplined policemen.

Hockey fans euphoric over India’s victory
Chandigarh, June 9
Hockey fans are delighted over the Indian victory against Australia in final of tri-Nation hockey meat at Sydney. Third team in the tournament was Pakistan.
Last year, Indian hockey lost its image when it went down tamely in the World Cup held in Malaysia and then lost to Poland in the Sydney Olympics at the same venue where on Sunday, India beat 5-3 Australia. Mr J.P.S. Sidhu, Joint Director Sports, UT, who had been with the Indian hockey team as mental trainer, said the best part of the win was the perfect blend of experienced and junior players.

Pvt AC buses between UT and Haryana soon
Chandigarh, June 9
A scheme to allow private luxury buses to operate from the Inter State Bus Stand for selected destinations in Haryana is to be finalised by the Chandigarh Administration on a reciprocal basis with the neighbouring state. A draft notification inviting objections, if any, has been sought, sources told Chandigarh Tribune.

Dust haze brings down temperature in city
Chandigarh, June 9
With the dust haze persisting over the city and its surrounding areas, the maximum temperatures continued to stay a few degrees below normal for the second day today in Chandigarh and the neighbouring towns of Punjab and Haryana, providing relief to the people who had been suffering under blistering heat for the past fortnight.

This is not fog, but a dust cover over Chandigarh and the surrounding areas on Monday which reduced visibility. — Photo  Manoj Mahajan
This is not fog, but a dust cover over Chandigarh and the surrounding areas

MP, Mayor used unparliamentary language against Verma: Jain

Chandigarh, June 9
The BJP today publicly stated that government lands should be cleared off encroachments to preserve the beauty of Chandigarh. The party has also levelled charges against its political rivals, alleging that the proposed June 11 rally of the Congress was a ‘political stunt to gain cheap popularity’.

(From left) Mr Satya Pal Jain, a former MP and senior BJP leader, the local BJP president, Mr Yash Pal Mahajan, and Mr Parshotam Mahajan address mediapersons
(From left) Mr Satya Pal Jain, a former MP and senior BJP leader, the local BJP president, Mr Yash Pal Mahajan, and Mr Parshotam Mahajan address mediapersons in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Efforts on to make Bhardwaj surrender
Chandigarh, June 9
With the Supreme Court today rejecting the anticipatory bail petition of suspended Judicial Magistrate (First Class) S.S. Bhardwaj, the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Chandigarh police have stepped up their efforts to arrest the judicial officer or force him to surrender.


PSEB’s automated complaint service in jeopardy
SAS Nagar, June 9
A plan by the local office of the Punjab State Electricity Board to automate the complaint services in the township seems to have been grounded even before it could lift off. With a tie-up with Modi Telecommunications Limited, Chandigarh, in place, the PSEB was to start the automated complaint attendance service from May 5. But according to sources the linemen in the PSEB have put a spanner in its implementation jeopardising the process.

Manhandling case: woman loses baby
Kharar, June 9
The case of Ms Bhupinder Kaur, a pregnant woman who was admitted in the local Civil Hospital, after Mr Karan Singh, Assistant District Transport Officer Ropar allegedly misbehaved and manhandled her three days ago on the Kharar-Kurali road, took a new turn when her foetus was aborted in the hospital last evening.

Platform: Save water
Sahiba DuggalSave water, save life!
Today man is blindly pursuing a mad race, trying to exhaust all natural resources at our disposal. Water is indeed one of the five elements of nature indispensable for life and nothing can substitute it. The earth is sometimes described as the ‘‘blue planet’’ because of its appearance in photographs taken from space, which clearly show that 70 per cent of the earth’s surface is sea.

They sacrifice their today for your tomorrow
The War Heroes Fund was started by the Punjab Government during the Kargil war in 1999, to award Rs 5 lakh each to the widows of those soldiers who had down their lives for the country and Rs 2 lakh each to the parents of such soldiers.

Disabled soldiers learning vocational skills at the paraplegic rehabilitation centre at SAS Nagar.
Disabled soldiers learning vocational skills at the paraplegic rehabilitation centre at SAS Nagar

Leaf from history
Chandigarh’s Sufi saint
Sufism in India is one of the earliest forms of Islam which became prevalent in North India around the 10th century AD. A large number of sufis influenced kings, princes and queens. Sufism was essentially a hinduised form of Islam. Within it, it had a number of elements of the local forms of worship.

The dargah — Photo Diwan Manna

The dargah

400 participate in shramdan
Chandigarh, June 9
As many as 400 persons participated in the shramdan at the regulator end of the Sukhna Lake here today.
Around 200 personnel of the Horticulture Department, the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation, 50 persons from Dhanas village and 50 persons of the Zohari Samaj, besides 50 regular shramdanis from sectors and villages of the city participated in shramdan.


Burglary in former secretary’s house

Chandigarh, June 9
Burglars broke into the house of a former secretary in the Haryana Financial Corporation in Sector 37 here while the occupants of the house had gone to Delhi to attend bhog ceremony of their relative.

The occupant of a house in Sector 37, Mr Rakesh Khurana, stands near the broken door through which burglars entered his house on Sunday night. — A Tribune photograph

The occupant of a house in Sector 37, Mr Rakesh Khurana, stands near the broken door through which burglars entered his house on Sunday night

Vacation, but not for thieves
Chandigarh, June 9
It’s confirmed. In Chandigarh, cases of housebreaking increase by seven to 10 per cent every year during summer vacation due to the “negligence of the residents”. Even though the Chandigarh Police has issued a long list of directions to the Station House Officers of all 11 police stations, little has been done to warn the residents.

Theft in Phase IV house
SAS Nagar, June 9
In a burglary that took place some time last night in a Phase IV house here, thieves decamped with goods worth Rs 40,000. According to information provided by the police, the house, belonging to a business family residing in Sector 22, Chandigarh, was being used as an STD shop.


CII drive to help industry improve efficiency
Chandigarh, June 9
As part of its programme to help small and medium scale units in north India, the Confederation of Indian Industries, Northern Region, has launched a programme for industrial units based in SAS Nagar.

Weavco showroom inaugurated
Chandigarh, June 9
Mr Lal Singh, Finance and Corporation Minister, Punjab, today inaugurated a showroom of Weavco on the premises of Punjab Civil Secretariat. The Weavco has already 21 showrooms within and outside the state to sell products of Primary Handloom Weavers Cooperative Societies.

Mr Lal Singh, Finance and Cooperation Minister, Punjab, inaugurates the 22nd Weavco showroom in Chandigarh on Monday

Mr Lal Singh, Finance and Cooperation Minister, Punjab, inaugurates the 22nd Weavco showroom


Admissions to CCET: PEC writes to UT
Chandigarh, June 9
With the approval for Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology pending before the All India Council of Technical Education, a question has arisen over how admissions to the college are to be carried out for the forthcoming academic session.

Admission schedule for Class XI in govt schools
Chandigarh, June 9
The admission season in government schools for Class XI is all set to take off with the UT Education Department announcing the schedule for the seats of the science, commerce and arts stream.

Arts workshop for children
SAS Nagar, June 9
As many as 45 children seem to be enjoying an all-arts appreciation workshop going on at Bal Bhavan in Phase IV here.
Organised by Colman in association with Bal Bhavan and the Sakaar Manch, the three-week workshop is concentrating on art and craft, music, theatre and dance.


About Bangladesh
BANGLADESH is a riverine country located in South Asia between the foothills of the Himalayas and the Indian Ocean. It is almost completely surrounded by India on three sides. It shares a small stretch of its south eastern border with Myanmar. To its south is the Bay of Bengal. The country is characterized by alluvial plains which are dissected by numerous connecting rivers as well as streams and the country is vulnerable to both flood and drought.
Dhaka skyline

Prospectus for city govt colleges on Admn’s website
Chandigarh, June 9
Common prospectus for all four government colleges in the city has been finalised and placed at the Chandigarh Administration’s website: http://chandigarh.nic.in, according to a statement issued here today.


A singer with a mission
Chandigarh, June 9
Gurvinder, popularly known as Ginda, is beginning to climb the ladder of success as a singer now, but his reputation as ‘a man with a mission’ preceds his fame as a singer. His mission is to help physically challenged youth and to restore their self-confidence by teaching them bhangra and making them experts in the dance form.


Meeting on safe motherhood
Chandigarh, June 9
Services to promote safe motherhood and child survival, prevention and treatment of reproductive track infection, prevention and management of unwanted pregnancies and provision of health services for adolescents were among the issues discussed at a meeting of chief functionaries of NGOs working in health, social security women and child development areas organised here today.


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