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3 more jawans down with diarrhoea
Drinking water source of BSF camp sealed
Mohali, June 6
Even as the Ropar health authorities today sealed the drinking water source of the 250 residents of the BSF camp here following the outbreak of cholera, three more jawans were admitted to the Mohali Civil Hospital with acute diarrhoea today.

BSF jawans at the Mohali Civil Hospital BSF jawans at the Mohali Civil Hospital on Sunday.
— Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan



Vendors given lesson in hygiene
Chandigarh, June 6
In an attempt to keep cholera at bay, vendors selling cutfruits received their first doze of education about sanitation and hygiene at a special camp organised by the Health Department at the Health Centre in Sector 22, here, today.

Vendors interact with the Director, Health Services, Dr CP Bansal, at an awareness camp on the maintenance of hygiene at the Health Centre, Sector 22, in Chandigarh, on Sunday.
— A Tribune photograph

Vendors interact with the Director, Health Services, Dr CP Bansal, at an awareness camp on the maintenance of hygiene at the Health Centre, Sector 22, in Chandigarh

TGT teachers get revised pay scales
Chandigarh, June 6
It has been a long fight for trained graduate teachers of government schools in the city. After about a year, the Chandigarh Administration has finally revised the pay scales of the teachers as per the provisions of the fifth Central Pay Commission.

Defence officers resent policy on ACRs
Chandigarh, June 6
A policy initiated by the Ministry of Defence that the professional and demonstrative performance of officers posted to inter-services organisations will not be assessed in their Annual Confidential Report is reportedly affecting their prospects of further promotions.


Rare celestial event tomorrow
Mohali, June 6
The Department of Physics, Punjabi University, Patiala, is all set to view and photograph the rare celestial event — The Transit of Venus across the Sun on June 8. The department which has a dedicated branch of astronomical studies will monitor the event and put it on the web for making it available online across the world.

Water crisis grips motor market
Chandigarh, June 6
Asia’s largest motor market in Mani Majra is in the grip of a water crisis with leaking water pipes supplying muddy, foul-smelling water to over 300 shops of the area. Even as the Public Health Department of the Municipal Corporation is busy rectifying the fault, all shop owners of the area have been issued notices to fill up the underground water tanks that exist at the shop premises.

Environmental pollution “a big challenge”
Mohali, June 6
Environmental pollution has come as a big challenge for everyone around the globe. The root cause of such pollution is a selfish attitude and an unrighteous life style, which needs to be changed to curb the menace.

City gets DSL Internet facility
Chandigarh, June 6
With the launch of the first true broadband Internet service called the digital subscriber line, City Beautiful has joined a select band of cities in the world to have this state-of-the-art facility for instant access to the Internet.

Ex-DIG behind cheating case: Matharoo
Chandigarh, June 6
The Chandigarh police has met a dead end in a cheating case against President of the All-India Crime Prevention Society Avtar Singh Matharoo, who, according to it, has disappeared from his office in Sector 34 after the registration of the case this week.

Recalling encounter with Maan Singh
Chandigarh, June 6
For the ordinary, a single encounter with the extraordinary can change the outlook towards life. For Mr A. T. Mathew, a retired Railway employee, an encounter with dreaded dacoit Maan Singh is one such incident.
                                                                                      A.T. Mathew
A.T. Mathew

Cong men hold rallies
Panchkula, June 6
With the Haryana Assembly elections in sight, the Congress today held public meetings to celebrate the success of Congress candidate Selja Kumari at the hustings, while announcing sops for the poor if voted to power in the Assembly elections next year.

Bansal’s election hailed
Chandigarh, June 6
The Federation of Sector Welfare associations held a meeting of its executive body today to congratulate Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal on his election as the MP.

Camps on self-defence
Chandigarh, June 6
The All-India Anti-Terrorist Front has been holding free self-defence training camps at parks of Sectors 20 and 36 here from June 1. The camps are held from 6 a.m. to 7.30 a.m. The front will hold more camps in other parts of city.


Theft in Sector 22 house
Chandigarh, June 6
Thieves broke into a house of Mr Karan Singh, an Executive Officer with the Haryana Government, in Sector 22, and took away valuables here today. The thieves struck at the house in absence of the owners. Mr Rajkumar, a gardener, noticed the lock of the house broke open this evening and informed the police.

Burail clash: one held
Chandigarh, June 6
The police arrested Balwainder Singh alias Thakur for his involvement in the Burail clash case, here today. A case of attempt to murder was also registered against him in addition to the previous cases.

Woman drugged, looted
Panchkula, June 6
A middle-aged woman, Sukhwinder Kaur, was allegedly drugged and looted by a couple travelling with her in a bus. Police sources said 34-year-old Sukhwinder Kaur and her husband Baljinder were returning to their village from Naina Devi.

Chain snatched
Chandigarh, June 6
A pedestrian snatched a gold chain of Ms Sunita Mahajan near the Rock Garden and gave the police the slip. Ms Sunita Mahajan, who is in the city from the Pathankot was walking near the Rock Garden when an unidentified youth snatched her chain.


Industrial body seeks better infrastructure
Mohali, June 6
The Industrial Welfare Association of Phase IX here has demanded improvement in the infrastructure provided in the area. Mr Prabhjot Singh Sandhu, president of the association, said the Phase IX industrial area was facing infrastructural problems like narrow roads, undeveloped parks, uncovered outlet of the sewage treatment plant of the Chandigarh administration located in the area and frequent power breakdowns.


It’s not same for Class XII toppers in PMT results
Chandigarh, June 6
Top scorers in the results of the CBSE Class XII examination in the city have failed to make to the first hundred positions in the CBSE-PMT, results of which were declared yesterday.

Students make ‘hybrid car’
Chandigarh, June 6
The dream of the common man to own a low-cost car is set to be realised with certain engineering students coming out with an environment-friendly fuel saving “hybrid car.”

Engineering students pose with the environment-friendly low-cost “hybrid car” developed by them. — A Tribune photograph

Engineering students pose with the environment-friendly low-cost "hybrid car" developed by them

Hamara School
A school free from discrimination
NSTITUTED in 1996 by the Alpine Public School Education Society, Nalagarh, Alpine Public School is situated at the doorstep of New Nalagarh near Chowkiwala. The institute is free from discrimination, cast and creed and communalism.

Students should follow path shown by great men
The future of a man is a substratum of his refinement and character which he inculcates in him from childhood. A child can develop all-round personality by following the path shown by great men like Subhash Chander Bose, Guru Nanak Dev and Shararvan Kumar.

Tips to improve memory
Chandigarh, June 6
Students preparing for various competitive examinations today got tips to improve memory and enhance their vocabulary at a workshop conducted by a vocabulary trainer, Mr Mahavir Jain, who is registered in the Limca Book of Records for memorising 80,000 words from Oxford Dictionary.

Seminar on spiritual wisdom
Chandigarh, June 6
A seminar on “ Spiritual wisdom for changing times” was held at Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Vishawa Vidayala for teachers today. The aim of the seminar was to enlighten the participants about the techniques to handle difficult situations which affect the peace of mind.


Kapil dedicates ‘Kaptain’s Retreat’ to city
t is the start of a new innings for Kapil Dev. At home in his freshly renovated hotel in Sector 35, he makes another humble beginning which, he hopes, will last a lifetime.

Kapil, wife Romi Dev and architect Ajay Johal look at the launch of “Kaptain’s Retreat”, the first boutique hotel of Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph

Kapil, wife Romi Dev and architect Ajay Johal look at the launch of "Kaptain’s Retreat", the first boutique hotel of Chandigarh

Harry Potter carnival
o provide fun to kids in their summer vacation and promote the movie ‘Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban’, Fun Republic is organising a 10-day carnival for children since Saturday.

The evergreen salwar kameez
alwar kameez, which typifies the grace of an Indian women, never goes out of fashion. Evergreen, the dress seems to be in perfect harmony with the female form. No wonder in its refuge women not only seek comfort but style too. Chandigarh women are the one who won’t mind putting maximum energy and money to have that elegant look.

Sparkling crystals
f you love sparkling crystals, join the Swarvoski Collectors Society. Within a year of its launch in the city, the society has about 30 members. In India, there are about 1,100 members, said Delhi-based Pooja Chaudhary. She heads the society in India.



In charge of the Swarvoski Collectors Society in India Pooja Chaudhary with a product in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

In charge of the Swarvoski Collectors Society in India Pooja Chaudhary with a product in Chandigarh

Camp with outdoor games for children
t was party time for children when they celebrated the end of their first part of the Summer School Camp being held at Tiny Tots Foundation School, Phase 10, Mohali. Children from Mohali and Chandigarh, in the age group of 4 to 14 years are participating in the camp.

Children learn skating at Tiny Tots Foundation School, Phase X, Mohali.

Children learn skating at Tiny Tots Foundation School, Phase X, Mohali


Voluntary blood donations on rise, say experts
Chandigarh, June 6
Considered to be the safest the world over, voluntary blood donations in the city have touched an all time high with as many as 60 per cent of it donations coming from the voluntary donor.


Coach confident of roller hockey team’s win
Chandigarh, June 6
Visiting Italian roller hockey coach Baraldi Aldo has expressed hope that the Indian roller hockey team was capable of winning medals in the forthcoming Asian Roller Skating meet. This meet will be held from June 12 to 15 in Akita, Japan, in three events — roller hockey, speed and artistic.

The Indian team for the Asian Roller Skating meet to be held in Japan, along with coach Baraldi Aldo and Madhu Bahl. — A Tribune photograph
The Indian team for the Asian Roller Skating meet to be held in Japan, along with coach Baraldi Aldo and Madhu Bahl

Badminton coach invited by Czech Republic
Chandigarh, June 6
Mr Surinder Mahajan, a senior badminton coach with the Sports Authority of India on deputation with Panjab University, has been invited by the Czech Republic. He will help in conducting the Inter-national Youths (under 15) Badminton Tournament to be held from June 11 to 14 in which teams from Middle European countries would take part.

Surinder Mahajan
Surinder Mahajan

Chanda, Hargun best gymnasts
Chandigarh, June 6
Chanda and Hargun both of DAV College coaching centre, sector 10, were adjudged all round best gymnasts in the sub-junior girls and boys section, respectively in the Sunday Gymnastic competitions held today in the DAV College Gymnasium hall, Sector 10.

Mohali gain lead
Chandigarh, June 6
Mohali Cricket Association got a vital 24 runs lead against Amritsar at the end of the second day of their final tie against Amritsar being played here today at the PCA stadium, Mohali.


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