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Lawyers raise slogans against CBI
Chandigarh, June 14
Infuriated at being labelled as "middlemen" by CBI officials, the advocates present in the jampacked courtroom of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr C.L. Mohal, today raised slogans against the investigating agency during proceeding of the case of suspended Judicial Magistrate S.S Bhardwaj case.

This time he didn’t survive
SAS Nagar, 
June 14
Surinder Kumar (33), one of the four critically injured in the Ranbaxy fire, died at Fortis hospital here today.
Surinder Kumar with his wife and
son two years ago.
Surinder Kumar with his wife and


Ranbaxy fire toll three
SAS Nagar, June 14
One of the four persons critically injured in the Ranbaxy blast and fire of June 11 died at the Fortis hospital here this evening taking the toll to three. The condition of the other three also remains critical, though according to Dr R.V. Karanjekar, Medical Director of the hospital, their condition has not deteriorated any further.

City Fire Dept on alert
Chandigarh, June 14
After a Ranbaxy plant in SAS Nagar went up in flames following a series of three blasts, the UT Fire Department has decided to take steps for ensuring that similar incidents do not occur in Chandigarh.

Police seeks permission to destroy seized drugs
Chandigarh, June 14
The Chandigarh Police has begun the exercise of obtaining orders for disposal of drugs seized under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act. As per the instructions issued by the top brass of the city police, stress is being laid on obtaining orders for disposal in fresh cases. The cases have been categorised in — decided, under investigation and fresh seizures.

3 of family killed in road accident
Kurali, June 14
Three members of a family were killed and four others injured in an accident that took place on the Chandigarh-Roopnagar national highway at Chanalo village, near here, last evening. An eight-year-old boy had a miraculous escape that otherwise appeared unbelievable.

This is what remains of the car which met with an accident at Chanalo village, near Kurali, on Friday evening. — Photo Manoj Mahajan
This is what remains of the car which met with an accident at Chanalo village

No review of audit  in PU colleges
Chandigarh, June 14
Panjab University has failed to have a round-up of the preliminary audit of the colleges that had made significant recommendations for upheaval of college functioning. It had been well over an year when the preliminary report of four zones was submitted to the university Syndicate and there were no reports of any follow-up for assimilation of the data.

IG’s brother held for illegal telephony operations
Chandigarh, June 14
An illegal operation of routing international calls to customers in the country through Internet lease lines and land telephone connections was unearthed by the operation cell of the Chandigarh Police here late this evening.

Cops help lost child return to parents
SAS Nagar, June 14
The day-long anguish of parents of Golu, a four-year-old girl child, who got lost this afternoon at Khumbra village here, ended on a happy note when she was found safe and sound at phase VIII police station here this evening.


Changes in houses: panel to invite suggestions
Chandigarh, June 14
A seven-member committee of the BJP, formed to study internal changes made in the houses by allottees of the Chandigarh Housing Board and other houses, held its meeting today at the party office (Kamalan), Sector 33, Chandigarh. It was presided over by Mr Bal Krishan Kapoor, Chairman of the committee.

Profiling Sikh glory for posterity
Chandigarh, June 14
Had it not been for pure passion of those who spend life times recording achievements of others, the most celebrated of records ever created would have remained the biggest of secrets of the world.

No creches for physically challenged
Chandigarh, June 14
Thirtysix creches are being run by the government in the city, but not even one is equipped to keep physically challenged children. Though efforts are on to set up a creche for the physically and mentally challenged children at the Prayaas rehabilitation centre in Sector 38, the situation is not likely to improve in the near future as the authorities are in the process of working out the modalities.

Check deforestation
arth is considered a unique planet in the solar system as it has conditions favourable for the evolution and survival of various forms of life. This is due to the presence of water. Water is a part and parcel of our life.

Centre’s advice to states on press passes
Chandigarh, June 14
The Union Home Ministry is upset over a serious “ security lapse” with regard to issue of passes to mediapersons during the recent visit of the Prime Minister to Lucknow.

Nagar kirtan in city
Chandigarh, June 14
A large number of devotees took part in a nagar kirtan taken out to observe Sri Guru Arjan Dev’s martyrdom day, which falls on Monday as per Nanakshahi calendar issued by the Shrimoni Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee at Amritsar.

Panj Piyaras lead a nagar kirtan in Chandigarh on Saturday on the occasion of the martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev which falls on Monday.  — A Tribune photograph
Panj Piyaras lead a nagar kirtan in Chandigarh on Saturday on the occasion of the martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev

Camps for youths
Panchkula, June 14
With an aim to educate the youth about the financial assistance they could get from the Prime Minister Rozgar Yojyna (PMRY), the District Industrial Centre will hold five camps at different places next week.

Bravery award for Bhattacharya


Five booked in dowry case
Chandigarh, June 14
The police has registered a case against Aman Chopra, Gaurav Chopra, Narinder Chopra and Anita Chopra, residents of Amritsar, for harassing Nidhi Chadha, a resident of Sector 44, to bring dowry.


Another teacher alleges misbehaviour by principal
Chandigarh, June 14
A former teacher of Guru Gobind School, Sector 35, has come out with allegations of misbehaviour at the hands of the Principal, Mr Jaswant Singh. The teacher, Mrs Surjit Kaur, had retired five years ago. Mr Jaswant Singh is already facing charge of sexual harassment made by a teacher of the school.

Local artists paint mural for Delhi project
Chandigarh, June 14
While it was the first phase of the Delhi Metro Beautification Project which brought students of College of Arts in the limelight, now it is the second phase that has given them another chance to widen their horizon a little further. This time the students will not just handle the mural work to decorate the walls of Metro workshed at Shastri Park in Delhi, but also make four large sculptures for the front yard of the workshed.

AIEEE results
Chandigarh, June 14
A large number of local students, who cleared the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) belong to the DAV College here the only college in the city to offer plus two classes. A number of students from city schools have also cleared the examination to be eligible for admission to the Punjab Engineering Colleges (PEC) apart from other colleges in the country.

PU entrance test results
Chandigarh, June 14
The results of ‘Other than CET’ entrance examination conducted by Panjab University earlier this month were declared here today, according to an official press note.


“Be positive and the world is yours”
You have recently begun with the higher secondary education classes. How does it feel to have accomplished this task? This task was not done by one person or in a short time. The whole family of AKSIPS conceived, planned and executed the project.

A view of Ajit Karam Singh International Public School, Sector 41-B, Chandigarh.
A view of Ajit Karam Singh International Public School

Mind your spellings
AMMA I do not know how I should improve my spellings. I just lose marks because of them only" inquired Ridhima, a seventh grade child. 

Voice of heart


Shahrukh, Rani all the way
halte Chalte’ (Piccadily and KC, Panchkula) is a cute romantic story. The story has strong imprints of ‘Saathiya’, one of the most hotly discussed films of recent times. Even the subject treatment is similar in many respects. More than a film, the story here looks like a slice out of the world of a common man’s life.

Karisma disappoints, but ‘Khwahish’ stars to call
Chandigarh, June 14
Actress Karisma Kapoor today disappointed her fans by not turning up. But there was some respite for Bollywood fans who could instead be charmed by the hottest cine couple at the moment.


Migrant population at risk of AIDS: study
Chandigarh, June 14
Plagued with the problem of high influx of migrant population, the City Beautiful today stands exposed to the threat of AIDS. The first-ever mapping done of high-risk groups in the UT puts an alarmingly number of 1.67 lakh persons out of a total of 10 lakh population, as vulnerable to the killer disease.


Coaching camp for shuttlers
Chandigarh, June 14
A talent hunt-cum-coaching camp of badminton for youngsters (8-14 years) was held this evening at the Panjab University Coaching Centre, at the university’s Gymnasium Hall. More than 50 trainees attended the camp organised by the Chandigarh Badminton Association.

Budding youngsters during a talent hunt camp at the Panjab University Coaching Centre in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Budding youngsters during a talent hunt camp at the Panjab University

Balkar Singh triumphs
Chandigarh, June 14
It was Balkar Singh all the way. An officer of the Indian Railways and a former national athlete, Balkar scored two birdies and nine par scores to return a five-over gross card of 77 to win the title in the Civil Servants Golf Tournament held on the Chandigarh Golf Club course here today.


STA revenue rises to Rs 74 lakh
Chandigarh, June 14
With over 1,000 challans filed for violation of the Motor Vehicle Act (MVA) in the past five months, the revenue of the State Transport Authority (STA) has nearly doubled. From a total of Rs 34 lakh, the revenue has increased to Rs 74 lakh.

Normalise power supply: DC
Panchkula, June 14
The Deputy Commissioner, Ms Satwanti Ahalawat, has asked the Electricity Department to normalise power supply in the areas where the supply was disrupted during the recent storms.

Ashwani Estate Officer, HUDA


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