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80 pc polling in 3 blocks
Minor incidents of violence, poll countermanded at 2 villages
SAS Nagar, June 29
Inclement weather notwithstanding, villages in Kharar, Majri and Dera Bassi blocks witnessed an overwhelming response to the panchayat elections, which concluded here today.
A supporter of a candidate, whose symbol was pigeon, trying to woo voters
A supporter of a candidate, whose symbol was pigeon, trying to woo voters outside a poling booth at Mullanpur-Garibdass village on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

PU directive on lecture shortage
Chandigarh, June 29
Each teaching department of Panjab University will display the list of candidates who run short of the minimum required attendance every month on the notice board in the forthcoming academic session.


Will city follow in Delhi’s footsteps
Chandigarh, June 29
The Delhi Government’s recent decision to offer 2 per cent concession in stamp duty to women buyers on the purchase of property has generated a lot of curiosity among real estate circles. A section of people here also feel that the Chandigarh Administration should follow suit.

Squall, rain hit power supply
Chandigarh, June 29
A squall accompanied by rain hit the city today disrupting power supply to most parts of the city. The squall with a velocity of 92 kmph uprooted a number of eucalyptus trees. Most of these trees fell on power supply lines thus disrupting electricity supply to various areas.

A tree that got uprooted due to squall and rain and resulted in power supply failure in Sector 5, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan
A tree that got uprooted due to squall and rain and resulted in power supply failure in Sector 5

Sukhna to get silt excluder
Chandigarh, June 29
A silt excluder, which separates silt from water, will be installed at the Sukhna lake to stop the silt from coming into it. The project will be ready by the next monsoon, an official confirmed, while explaining that such silt excluders have been working satisfactorily at various dams.

8 protesters held for order violation
Chandigarh, June 29
Eight persons, including four women, who had announced to show their dissent against the withdrawal of the Rent Act, were arrested from Sukhna Lake for violating the prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC. Those arrested included family members of the Commercial Tenants Association activists, including its leader Mr Arvind Jain. 

Activists of the Commercial Tenants Association who were arrested by the police along with members of their family in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
Activists of the Commercial Tenants Association who were arrested by the police along with members of their family

Lawyers focus on terror threat to immigration
Chandigarh, June 29
The 57th annual conference on immigration laws was held in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, from June 18 to 22. Organised by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the conference was attended by more than 2,500 American immigration lawyers and lawyers from foreign jurisdictions, including Canada, Australia, EEC member states and select South-Asia countries.

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Dissidents discuss Mayor’s issue with Sonia
Chandigarh, June 29
Failing to get the Mayor, Mr Subhash Chawla’s alleged brawl in the Chandigarh Club, discussed in the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee (CTCC), Mr Chawla’s opposition camp in the party has raised the issue before the All India Congress Committee (AICC) President Ms Sonia Gandhi and other senior leaders in New Delhi.

MC may hire consultant for leasing butchery
Chandigarh, June 29
The Municipal Corporation is considering a proposal to hire a consultant to look into the possibility of making financial gains from its slaughterhouse, by leasing it out to meat processors and exporters that could enhance the returns. The matter will come up for discussion before the Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC) on Monday.

Rainwater enters hutments; residents breach plinth
Panchkula, June 29
The construction of a new link road from Panchkula to Chandigarh, which will also separate two sectors from the slums, is likely to flood hundreds of hutments in the neighbouring Rajiv Colony during heavy showers. The road is being constructed over a channel of a seasonal rivulet flowing between the slum colony and Sectors 17 and 18 here.

A view of the breached plinth, which was broken by residents of Rajiv Colony, Panchkula, on Sunday. — Tribune photo Pankaj Sharma. 
A view of the breached plinth, which was broken by residents of Rajiv Colony

Cops on administrative posts to do night patrolling
Chandigarh, June 29
The police personnel working on administrative posts will now have to do night patrolling at least twice a month. In a drill held last night to test the new strategy, shortlisted police personnel were asked to set up nakas at different points in the city.

3,100-km expedition on wheels
Chandigarh, June 29
The last Shangrila — 2003, a motorcycle expedition to upper reaches of Ladakh, is being organised by the Chandigarh based Team Ocha - Ve Motorcycle Club from August 17 to September 6. Nearly, 60 participants are expected to take part.

‘Learning martial arts must for women’
Chandigarh, June 29
A 16-day residential camp on personality development, organised by the education wing of the Rashtra Savika Samiti, Punjab, at Sharda Sarvhitkari School, Sector 40, concluded today with a function in which all 180 girls participated.

Shun bad habits, Jain seer to cops
Chandigarh, June 29
Acharaya Alok Muni has advised police personnel to stay away from bad habits, concentrate on a simple life style, to refrain from the corruption and desist from misuse of power bestowed upon them by law. He was speaking at lecture on moral values held at the Police Lines in Sector 26 here yesterday.

he water-table in India is depleting at a fast rate and it is a cause of concern for all of us. Water is the basic need of all human beings. No one can survive without water. Mankind is fully responsible for the depletion of water resources. The main reasons being the cutting of trees, wastage of water while doing daily chores and ignoring leakages from taps and water pipelines.

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Cop arrested for confining girl 
Chandigarh, June 29
A Punjab Police constable was today arrested by the Chandigarh Police for illegally confining a minor girl in his Sector 38 house. The suspect, Wilson Kumar, was arrested from his native village in Batala (Gurdaspur) where he had gone to cast his vote in the panchayat elections.

In-laws booked in dowry case
Chandigarh, June 29
The Women and Child Support (WCS) unit of the Chandigarh Police has booked a Yamunagar-based family for harassing their daughter-in-law and forcing her to bring dowry.

Two held for cheating
Chandigarh, June 29
In a complaint to the police, a Sector 18 businessman, Mr Harbilas Mishra, has alleged that Charanjit Singh, a resident of Kajehri village, and Montu Gupta, a resident of Baterla village, duped him by giving a wad of fake currency notes amounting to Rs 5,000.


PUSU ‘leadership’ row continues
Chandigarh, June 29
The controversy over the ‘leadership’ of the Panjab University Students Union continues unabated. The group led by Malwinder Singh Kang, the outgoing president of the Panjab University Campus Students Council, claims to have registered the student body saying the rival group were outsiders and had no claim to the party membership.

Now it’s battle for hostel accommodation
Chandigarh, June 29
As soon as the first battle of getting admissions to city colleges gets over, another battle of securing a hostel seat begins for students pursuing their education in Chandigarh. It is particularly girls who are the worst hit due to shortage of hostel accommodation in local colleges.

Summer workshops — perfect blend of fun and knowledge
A brush with oil
hildren of sector 46 is defining nature, not with words but with pencil and brush. A workshop conducted by Mr. R S Goraya, Principal of Government Model Senior Secondary School Sector and Sonika Kohli, the Fine Art teacher at the school is giving a chance to the poor students to explore their talent in this field which is absolutely free of cost.
Participants of the painting workshop in action.

Participants of the painting workshop in action

Instilling the love of reading in children

n the present day circumstances, all across the globe, the habit of reading is gradually becoming a neglected art. And along with it are lost the days of story telling, starry nights, fresh air and grandma’s tales. It is the age of computers, video games and Internet. The goodies of the past have been pushed into oblivion by the widespread and

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Aerrizzona dances to Judge’s tunes
Chandigarh, June 29
Having studied music for eight years before taking the plunge into the world of popular music, Mandeep Singh Bhullar always wanted to cut his own album. The dream of this city lad finally came true when T - Series approached him for launching a music album.


Vigil against cholera outbreak stepped up
Chandigarh, June 29
With heavy showers leading to optimum temperature and humidity level for the spread of cholera vibrio, the Health and Municipal Corporation authorities have stepped up surveillance activities in the Vikasnagar area of Mauli Jagran, from where the first cholera case has been reported. However, the condition in other slum and migrant colonies continues to be deplorable.

Watch your blood pressure: expert
Chandigarh, June, 29
Keeping your blood pressure well under control to ward off hypertension could be your safeguard against stroke and heart failure, advise doctors. “Those with a blood pressure between 130/80 and 139/89, considered to be border line cases, are twice at risk of developing hypertension, finally leading to stroke,” informed Dr Anil Grover, Head, Cardiology at the PGI, while delivering a lecture on hypertension at a symposium organised here today.


City lads lift Dhruv Pandove Trophy
Chandigarh, June 29
Chandigarh lads became the proud winners of the Punjab State Under 19 Inter District Cricket tournament for Dhruv Pandove Trophy, by beating Patiala on the basis of first innings lead here today at the PCA stadium, SAS Nagar today. Dronacharya DP Azad, was the chief guest and gave away the prizes.

100 take part in ‘Run for Fun’
Chandigarh, June 29
It was an altogether different kind of experience for more than 100 participants, including children and women, who gathered this morning at the Forest Hill Resort, near Nayagaon, to participate in the ‘Run for Fun’ organised to celebrate Canada Day.


CAT notice to Admn, IG
Chandigarh, June 29
The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has issued a notice to the UT Administration, IG Chandigarh Police (IGP) and SSP acting on the original application filed by a UT Sub-Inspector, Mr Bakshish Singh.


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