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Sweepers ink pact, call off stir
Chandigarh, June 22
The Sweepers Union of Chandigarh today called off its June 23 strike and 61-day-old relay fast following an agreement reached between the union and officials.

Give houses to demolition victims, says Fernandez
Chandigarh, June 22
The All-India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary (organisation) Oscar Fernandez has asked the local unit of the party to speed up its membership drive and collection of donations from workers apparently to gear up the party machinery for the Lok Sabha elections.
Mr Oscar Fernandez, general secretary, AICC, addresses the District Congress Committee Urban-II conference at Bal Bhavan Mr Oscar Fernandez, general secretary, AICC, addresses the District Congress Committee Urban-II conference at Bal Bhavan in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

  FDO let off with a displeasure note
Chandigarh, June 22
After nearly three years of probe following more than 10 charges of financial misappropriation against M.G. Sharma, Finance and Development Officer (FDO) of Panjab University, the university has decided to let him off after showing its displeasure only on one account.

Cable rates to be hiked from July 1
Chandigarh, June 22
Even as the Centre and the pay channels are still trying to build a consensus on the new cable rates and the implementation of the conditional access system (CAS) with effect from July 15 in four metros, most of the cable operators in the city have already increased the cable rates and others have announced to enhance monthly charges from July 1.

Railways charges wrong tariff
Chandigarh, June 22
Incorrectly charging military tariff rates from paramilitary forces instead of public tariff has led to the Northern Railway incurring a loss of about Rs 65 lakh. The loss relates to bookings made by paramilitary forces at several railway stations in the region over a six-month period.

Amandeep leads in Mohali
SAS Nagar, June 22
Amandeep Kaur Sandhu, a student of Gem Public School, Phase 3B1, here has topped in the township in the Class X Punjab School Education Board examination. The results were declared here today.

2 granthis held with pistol
Chandigarh, June 22
The Chandigarh police this evening arrested two granthis and seized an illegal pistol from them to be used to allegedly kill a person who used to tease the sister of one of them.

THE railway authorities are losing thousands of rupees at the local railway station daily, simply because they fail to provide platform tickets at a separate counter. For instance, whenever the relatives or friends of a person travelling by train reach the railway station, they find it difficult to buy platform tickets, because these are sold on the same counter where the current tickets are being sold.
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Randhawa innocent, says wife
SAS Nagar, June 22
Even as the arrest of Mr B.S. Randhawa, one of the eight trustees of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, Bhaddal, is being considered as a major breakthrough in the investigations of the murder of Gurcharan Singh, Chairman of the institute, the wife of Mr Randhawa, Mrs Hardev Kaur, herself a trustee of the institute, has stated that her husband is innocent.

Hydraulic truck to lift vehicles
Chandigarh, June 22
Two wheelers getting damaged during the course of being towed away by the traffic police will now be a thing of past. To minimise the damage to the impounded two-wheelers during handling, the Chandigarh traffic police will now be using a truck with a hydraulic lift.

Spark causes burns to boy
Chandigarh, June 22
A 10-year-old boy received about 100 per cent burns from a spark on a high tension line passing near Kajehri village here this evening. The victim was referred to the PGI from the Sector 16 General Hospital in the evening.

Illegal routing of calls: HFCL asked to give details
Chandigarh, June 22
In the case of illegal routing of international calls to customers in the country through the Internet lease lines, the police has written to the HFCL to provide details of the calls received through its lines.

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ater is indispensable and sustains life on earth. With growing population and shrinking water reserves, we are faced with a crisis which needs immediate redressal.

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Arrested for raping daughter
Panchkula, June 22
The police has arrested Ramjit Singh, a resident of Indira Colony, for raping his own daughter. A case under Sections 376 and 506, IPC, has been registered against him on the complaint of the victim. According to the police, the man established illicit relations with his 12-year-old daughter about a fortnight and committed the crime repeatedly despite objections by the victim and her mother.

HHB employee crushed to death
Panchkula, June 22
A Haryana Housing Board (HHB) employee, Ashok Kumar Gupta (50), was crushed to death by a private bus near the Sector 4 general bus stand here this morning. According to family members, Ashok Kumar was riding his scooter (CH-01-R-6155) on his way back to home from Town Park in Sector 5 after attending a sankirtan held by ISKCON when the bus (HR-68-0024) hit the scooter.


Will Chinese palate relish Indian dishes?
Chandigarh, June 22
If Chinese noodles and manchurian can be popular in the rural and semi-urban towns of India, why can’t the Indian food-processing companies make an attempt to sell Indian dishes in China — the largest food market of the world.


Summer workshops: Have fun to get educated
Bright Beans set up a new trend
It was an unique experience for the partcipants as well as teachers who took various hobby classes during a six day long summer workshop at sector 32. For the Bright Beans, a team of three resource persons are kids themselves falling between 12 and 14 years of age group.
Children practising a dance sequence at Pracheen Kala Kendra which is a part of the play The President ,written and directed by Gursharan Singh. —Photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Children practising a dance sequence at Pracheen Kala Kendra which is a part of the play The President

Help your kids make friends
veryone needs friends. They are the prime source of joy and hope in our lives. Many believe they are God’s way of caring for us. Friends play a very significant role in the development of a child. They not only provide companionship and recreation, but meet other needs as well.

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Theatre workshop  concludes
Chandigarh, June 22
The month-long workshop organised by Kidz World, Mumbai, saw its grand finale at the Government College of Education, Sector 20, here today. About 50 children participated in plays and dance items.

Gyandev takes the big leap
Chandigarh, June 22
Gyandev had not quite expected that the tide would turn in his favour so soon. Only a few days ago, he was one among the many aspirants who took the high-profile test of the National School of Drama in Delhi.


Tele-counselling for AIDS next month
Chandigarh, June 22
To upgrade the AIDS/HIV counselling infrastructure in the city, the UT State AIDS Control Society will soon introduce computerised tele-counselling at Lala Lajpat Rai Bhavan in Sector 15. The facility of direct telephone counselling is being made available for the first time since 1999 when the toll-free AIDS hotline, 1097, was introduced in the city under the guidelines of National AIDS Control Organisation .

Relieving cancer patients of pain
Chandigarh, June 22
Not many people are aware that most cancers are accompanied by agonising pain that subjects patients to enormous discomfort and loss of self-esteem. Impelled by the harsh reality, Major-General RS Pannu (retd) raised a slogan “Together let’s take their pain away” in 1998 to create a new platform under the banner Global Cancer Concern India (GCCI) with the objective to relieve the pain of these suffering from cancer and promote the entire spectrum of cancer care, cure and prevention in a holistic fashion.

Health check-up camp
Chandigarh, June 22
The State Bank of India today organised a health check-up camp for cancer in SBI Staff Colony, Sector 42-C, in collaboration with Global Cancer Concern India (GCCI), an NGO engaged in creating awareness and preventive measures among the people for cancer.

A health check-up camp in progress at SBI Staff Colony in Sector 42, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
A health check-up camp in progress at SBI Staff Colony in Sector 42


Piccadily XI win
Chandigarh, June 22
Piccadily XI clinched the ‘A’ division trophy in the UT League Cricket Tournament played here today at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium. In the final played today, they overpowered Leader Cricket Club by a narrow margin of eight runs.
Yograj Singh, a former test cricketer, shares a lighter moment with former Ranji player Rakesh Jolly during the final of the UT League Cricket Tournament in the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
Yograj Singh, a former test cricketer, shares a lighter moment with former Ranji player Rakesh Jolly during the final of the UT League Cricket Tournament

Wrestler throws a challenge
Chandigarh, June 22
Harish Tanwar of Khuda Lahora, who has all these years sweated on soil, has thrown an open challenge for anyone to have three minutes of freestyle wrestling with him. Harish (24) wants to put on test the hardwork he did in the past seven to eight years. He says, though initially he excelled in judo and weightlifting, but it was freestyle wrestling which caught his attention.


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