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Date for admission forms over
Panjab University yet to declare BA (III) results
Chandigarh, June 27
Students seeking admissions to various departments of Panjab University, particularly the streams of arts and languages, are going to face moments of anxiety before their interviews early next month.

Proposal to re-employ awardee UT cops
Chandigarh, June 27
Taking a clue from the decision of the Haryana Government to grant two years extension in service to the recipients of President’s Police Medal, the Chandigarh Police is contemplating re-employ its personnel.

Rates to change SCO floors up
Chandigarh, June 27
The Chandigarh Administration today enforced a steep hike in the rates fixed for allowing the use of upper floors in the shopping areas for commercial use.

18 years later, father still longs for son
Panchkula, June 27
The angst of a terminally ill father for his 18 -year- old son, who he met only once when the child was born, is reflected in the numerous poems he has written for his son.


First monsoon showers
Chandigarh, June 27
The city wears a green look after a 10 to 12 days’ heat wave with the monsoon arriving in time, in fact three days ahead of the expected date. The Meteorological Department Regional Director, Mr S.C. Bhan, said the rain today could be considered as that of monsoon.

Woman held for cheating
Chandigarh, June 27
A woman of SAS Nagar, Saru Singh who runs a beauty parlour at Hotel Shivalik View, Sector 17 here, was arrested by the police from the hotel on charges of cheating a city resident this evening. Her accomplice and business partner, Ravinder Pal has also been arrested from the hotel.

Traders’ turn to shed clothes!
Chandigarh, June 27
The newly formed Commercial Tenants Association today held a unique demonstration against the rent Act by wearing neckties over shorts and vests and standing silently holding placards on Jan Marg dividing sectors 16 and 17. As many as 250 traders, arrived in cars and parked their vehicles in a row.

Traders hold protest in a novel manner along Jan Marg in Chandigarh on Friday. 
A Tribune photograph
Traders hold protest in a novel manner along Jan Marg


Avoid infighting, Cong councillors told
Chandigarh, June 27
Concerned about the party’s declining public image due to the conduct of Congress councillors, particularly after the much-hyped Chandigarh Club episode involving Mr Subash Chawla, Mayor of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation, the Congress high command has asked its party councillors to concentrate on work and avoid infighting.

‘Name councillors involved in brawl’
Chandigarh, June 27
Mayor Subhash Chawla’s bete noire in the party Chander Mukhi Sharma yesterday fired a salvo at Mr Chawla asking him to name the councillors who accompanied him to the Card Room of the Chandigarh Club on the day when an alleged brawl took place.

MC to discuss shifting of Ranbaxy
SAS Nagar, June 27
A proposal to consider the demand of Mohali village residents to shift Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd from the residential area of the town is on the agenda of a municipal council meeting scheduled to be held on June 30. 

He saved colleague’s life
Chandigarh, June 27
It was sheer bravery and presence of mind on the part of Mr S.P. Singh, production officer at the pharma plant of Ranbaxy Laboratories, that saved his life as also that of his colleague on the fateful day when the plant was rocked by a powerful explosion followed by a devastating fire.

Slum-dwellers’ flats for over Rs 1.60 lakh
Chandigarh, June 27
The Chandigarh Administration today said the cost of a dwelling unit for slum dwellers under the rehabilitation scheme will be between Rs 1.60 lakh and Rs 1.80 lakh. The allottee will be given the one-room tenement through a draw of lots.

Adulterated diesel leads to snags
Chandigarh, June 27
Parts of the engines of a Ford Ikon and a Tata 407 developed snags after water was allegedly pumped in their fuel tanks along with diesel at the lone IBP-owned and run filling station in Sector 33 here today.

‘Media can help solve problems of disabled’
SAS Nagar, June 27
The problems being faced by handicapped persons will come to an end if the media started giving enough attention to this section of society, said Mr Nek Chand, creator of the Rock Garden, while addressing a gathering organised in connection with a national seminar on the Role of Media for the Rehabilitation of Disabled here today.
From left : Dr Dharampal, Ms Suvarsha Kalra and Ms Nimita Sharma awarded at the National Seminar on role of media for the rehabilitation of disabled held at Punjab School Education Board, SAS Nagar on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Dr Dharampal, Ms Suvarsha Kalra and Ms Nimita Sharma awarded at the National Seminar on role of media for the rehabilitation of disabled held at Punjab School Education Board

Disabled women’s conference held
Panchkula, June 27
A state-level unemployed disabled women’s conference was organised today by the National Handicapped Welfare Council (NHWC), Haryana, on the occasion of Helen Keller’s 124th birth anniversary. A number of unemployed disabled women from different parts of the state participated in the conference.

Functions mark anti-drugs day
Chandigarh, June 27
A series of functions marked the International Day Against Drugs and Illicit Trafficking in the city. The functions were organised jointly by the Chandigarh Police, the Narcotics Control Bureau, World Wide Fund for Mature India, Servants of Peoples Society, Lions Club and Lifeline Society, Chandigarh.

Rallies by cooperative bank staff
Chandigarh, June 27
The employees of the State Cooperative Agricultural Developmental Bank and the Punjab State Cooperative Bank held gate rallies and demonstrations against the anti-employee policies of the state government in front of their bank here today.

Members of the Punjab State Cooperative Agriculture Development Bank protest in support of their demands in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Members of the Punjab State Cooperative Agriculture Development Bank protest in support of their demands in Sector 17

3 killed in road accidents
Mullanpur Garibdass, June 27
At least three persons were killed in two road accidents in the periphery during the past 24 hours. A 27-year-old labourer, Mullazim Mia, was killed after he was run over by a vehicle. Two other persons were killed when the tractor they were travelling in overturned at 1. 30 am today.

The issue of availability of water, its use and management is of immediate importance to India. Most of the urban areas are facing problem of water shortage. Because of global warming climate is becoming warmer resulting in more evaporation and greater use of water.


Held for killing brother 
Panchkula, June 27
The Raipur Rani police has arrested 27-year-old resident of Tabar village Sukhbir Singh on charges of hacking his younger brother to death. Though the incident took place on June 23, it was reported yesterday by the maternal uncle of the victim, Satbir Singh.

2 employees of fire dept beaten up
Chandigarh, June 27
Two employees of the fire services were injured when a group of unidentified persons attacked them with iron rods and sticks at the fire station of Dera Bassi late last night. The police registered an FIR under Sections 353, 506, 186 and 323 of the IPC today. However, no arrests have been made so far. The employees, leading fireman Shiv Kumar and driver Jagjit Singh, complained that at least 12 persons in a drunken state and armed with iron rods, sticks and sharp-edged weapons had come to the fire station at about 11 pm and alleged that some person, whom they were chasing, had taken shelter in the fire station.
Leading fireman Shiv Kumar, posted at the Dera Bassi fire station, show his injury marks. — Photo Pankaj Sharma

Leading fireman Shiv Kumar posted at the Dera Bassi fire station, show his injury marks


Contest for customers’ kids
Chandigarh, June 27
As part of its Global Customer Week celebrations, Standard Chartered Bank, the newly opened Chandigarh branch, organised three special events for its customers during the week. The celebrations that started on June 22, is an effort of the bank to bridge the gap between its staff and customers.
A child participates in a painting competition on the theme of “the magic of banking” organised by Standard Chartered Bank, Sector 9, Chandigarh, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
A child participates in a painting competition on the theme of “the magic of banking” organised by Standard Chartered Bank, Sector 9


10,000 forms submitted for 8,000 plus 1 seats
Chandigarh, June 27
The last date of submission of forms for centralised admission of class XI witnessed a huge rush to the venue for the purpose — Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23, here today. According to sources, about 1,000 forms were collected today, taking the total number submitted in the past six days to more than 10,000. There are 8,000 seats in various government senior secondary schools of the city.


4-day police remand for cheats
Chandigarh, June 27
In the case of a Delhi-based businessman, Harbhajan Singh, who has been arrested along with property dealers while fraudulently trying to sell a four-kanal house in Sector 10 to a local businessman, Mr Jaspal Singh, investigations by the city police today revealed that the original owner of the house, Major Som Nath (retd), lived in Noida.


RadioBuzz to launch broadcasting academy
Chandigarh, June 27
RadioBuzz that has spiced up the radio scene in Chandigarh with its first broadcast on Chandigarh FM last November, is now launching the region’s first TakeOne Academy of Broadcasting (TAB).

Kathak workshop concludes
Chandigarh, June 27
The kathak workshop organised by the Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi and the Pearls Performing Arts Society concluded today with a programme showcasing kathak sequences learnt by participants during five days of the workshop.


Fortis unveils health initiatives
SAS Nagar, June 27
Dr R.V. Karanjekar, medical director, Fortis Heart Institute and Multi-Speciality Hospital, today unveiled a series of health initiatives to mark the second anniversary of the hospital.


5-member team for chess meet
Chandigarh, June 27
The Chandigarh Chess Association led by Mr Manmohan Singh will lead a team of five players for the National ‘B’ Chess Tournament to be held at Nagpur from July 30 to August 9. The following players will be part of the UT chess team: Naveen Bansal, Abhinandan Vohra, Sanjeev Biswas, Kanwar Sandeep Singh and Anmol Razdan.


Notice on shrine demolition
Chandigarh, June 27
A local court today issued notice to the UT Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) and the UT Estate Officer on the suit filed by Mr Labh Singh, head granthi of Baba Zorawar Singh Baba Fateh Singh foundation committee, Peer Colony, Sector 56. The note has been issued to file a reply in the case tomorrow.

UT depts told to expedite projects
Chandigarh, June 27
All departments of the Chandigarh Administration have been asked to speed up the process of granting approvals to various schemes for new projects. The Adviser to the UT Administrator, Mr Virendra Singh, while chairing the bi-annual senior officers’ conference, asked the departments to monitor all projects closely and speed up the process of implementation.


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