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12-hour disruption in rail traffic
Buses pressed into service; two bridges replaced

Chandigarh, June 11
For eight-year-old Sayali from Agra it was a train journey her parents booked till Kalka for onward journey to Shimla. The last stretch of her journey between Chandigarh and Kalka was, unexpectedly, completed on a air-conditioned bus.

Railway officials inspect the new bridge between Chandi Mandir and Kalka
Railway officials inspect the new bridge between Chandi Mandir and Kalka

Tarun Bhandari is Panchkula MC chief
Panchkula, June 11
Sidelining the local MLA and Deputy Chief Minister, Mr Chander Mohan, Mr Tarun Bhandari — a close associate of local MP Kumari Selja — was today unanimously elected President of the Panchkula Municipal Council.



Hawara case adjourned
Chandigarh, June 11
The Additional Sessions Judge, Mr M.M. Sharma, today adjourned a case relating to the production of Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) militant and main accused in the Burail jailbreak case Jagtar Singh Hawara to June 15.

PU student commits suicide
Chandigarh, June 11
A student of Panjab University, Chandni Bansal, 21, reportedly committed suicide by jumping into the Sukhna Lake, here this afternoon. No suicide note was found on the body.


P’kula dist colleges attract students with new courses
Panchkula, June 11
Higher education in the district is in for a complete changeover. For the first time in this academic year the three government colleges here are offering a plethora of professional courses at the undergraduate level.

Career fairs attracting youngsters
Chandigarh, June 11
With schools and colleges closed for summer holidays, education and career fairs are attracting aspiring youngsters. These fairs act as guides as national and international educational institutes converge under one roof and students choose the subject and place of their choice and get information regarding options, admissions and criteria for selection and job options, all first hand.
Participants get information at the 18th International Education and Career Fair
Participants get information at the 18th International Education and Career Fair at the CII, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Beware of fake varsities
Chandigarh, June 11
Incidents of gullible students being duped by fake universities have been on the rise over the past few years. Institutions which are not recognised as universities have been fleecing the public. While the University Grants Commission periodically comes out with lists of such fake varsities, new institutions take birth to entrap students.

Illustration by Sandeep Joshi Fashion and style — that’s what city youth is all about
Chandigarh, June 11
With the school uniform gone, first year degree course students will don the hues of summer from this session. Studying will be more fun. They are free to flaunt the clothes of their choice.

Vocational courses fail to attract girls despite quota
Chandigarh, June 11
Reservation has not helped in attracting girls for the vocational courses like automobile, airconditioner and refrigerator repairs Education Department in government schools at the plus- two level. After having failed to elicit any response from the fairer sex for the two courses, the department has decided to scrap the 20 per cent quota reserved for them.

College Call
The only co-ed govt college in city

Chandigarh, June 11
Government College, Sector 46, is the only co-educational government college in the city that imparts instructions in BA, BCom with honours in many subjects and BCA and MCom (semester system). As many as 70 subject combinations are available in the arts stream.

Government College, Sector 46

Canadian Studies Centre coordinator
Chandigarh, June 11
Professor K.N. Pathak, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, Chandigarh, has appointed Professor B.S. Ghuman, Chairperson, Department of Public Administration, as coordinator of the newly set up Canadian Studies Centre at Panjab University campus.


Novel war memorial in the offing

Chandigarh, June 11
In a first-of-its-kind civilian initiative to pay homage to brave sons of the nation, a unique war memorial will come up in the Bougainvillea Garden in Sector 3, here.

Family members of war heroes look at 'Chandigarh War Memorial' model at Sector 3, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — Tribune Photo by Pradeep Tewari

Family members of war heroes look at 'Chandigarh War Memorial' model at Sector 3, Chandigarh, on Saturday.

Beautification of Panchkula top priority: MC chief
Panchkula, June 11
Making Panchkula the most-beautiful town in Haryana will be my top priority, says the newly-elected President of the Municipal Council, Mr Tarun Bhandari.

India to have integrated law on food quality
Chandigarh, June 11
The country will have an 'Integrated Law on Food Quality and Standards', said Mr Subodh Kant Sahay, Union Minister for Food Processing, while addressing a press conference at the UT Guest House here today.

Handwriting reflects inner thoughts, says an expert
Chandigarh, June 11
Write the right way or expose yourself. Mr Mohan Ray is here to guide you or teach you the correct way to curl your Ks. For, Ray is an handwriting expert and is the founder of the Institute of Healthy Handwriting, the first handwriting school in India.

Panic grips Progressive Housing Society members
Registrar freezes society accounts
Chandigarh, June 11
Woes of the members of the largest cooperative house building society in the city — Progressive Society in Sector 50 — seem to be unending.

Fire Dept goes high-tech
Chandigarh, June 11
The Fire Department of the Municipal Corporation has gone high-tech with arrival of the hydraulic platform-cum-turn table ladder from Finland. The platform fitted on a Volvo chasis, transported by Bronto Skylift company, had landed at Mumbai earlier this week.

Employees of the Fire Department checking the platform-cum-turn table ladder purchased by the Municipal Corporation from a firm in Finland. — A Tribune photograph
Employees of the Fire Department checking the platform-cum-turn table ladder purchased by the Municipal Corporation from a firm in Finland.

Army vehicle for private use?
Mohali, June 11
Alleged misuse of an Army vehicle for private use was reported here today. The Army vehicle was being used to dump construction material in front of the house of a retired Brigadier in Phase III A, a resident complained.

An Army vehicle being used for private purpose in Phase 3A, Mohali, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

An Army vehicle being used for private purpose in Phase 3A, Mohali, on Saturday.

19 new vehicles for highway patrol
Mohali, June 11
As many as 19 new vehicles for highway patrolling would be inducted into the Punjab Police. The vehicles (all Tata Sumos) would be flagged off by the DGP Punjab, Mr S.S. Virk, during a state-level function of the Punjab traffic police to be held in Mohali on June 15.

Honest bus driver, conductor
Panchkula, June 11
Mr Rajesh Sharma could not have hoped for better luck. After misplacing his bag containing Rs 65,000 in a Haryana Roadways bus, he found it within an hour, thanks to the honest bus driver and conductor.

Villages to get more roads
Zirakpur, June 11
The rural areas of the state would get roads as the government has decided to improve the inter-village connectivity in the next year. The government has already chalked out plans in various villages in this regard.

Plaza to get new look
Chandigarh, June 11
Old tiles in Sector 17 will be replaced with paver blocks very soon. This was decided during a visit to the market by Mr S.K.Sandhu, Finance Secretary, accompanied by Mr P.S. Aujla, Commissioner of the Municipal Corporation, here yesterday.


3 vehicles stolen
Chandigarh, June 11
Three vehicles were reportedly stolen from the city in the last 24 hours as per the information released by the Chandigarh Police here today.

Dr Kaura’s hospital raided, staff quizzed
Chandigarh, June 11
In an effort to reconstruct the events that took place on January 18 before the alleged murder of Dr Babita Kaura, the police today carried out raids and quizzed the staff of Dr Deepak Kaura’s private hospital in Sector 15, here.

Flesh trade racket busted
Chandigarh, June 11
With the arrest of a kingpin and two women, the Crime Branch of the Chandigarh police today busted a flesh trade racket being operated in the city for the past more than six months. They were arrested near S.D. College in Sector 32, this afternoon.


Satish Kadian Panchkula Bar chief
Panchkula, June 11
Mr Satish Kadian has been elected president of the Panchkula District Bar Association for the third time. He defeated his nearest rival by 108 votes.


Film Review
‘Parineeta’ exudes old world charm

The ‘Parineeta’ director pleases us with a tempered approach. The original classic of Bengal writer Sarat Chandra Chattophadhyay has been dramatised to a big extent. The 1960 Calcutta canvas takes away the original flavour of the novel.

Physicians turn musicians
A group of music making physicians and surgeons administered a heavy dose of melodious music to inquisitive audience at Panchkula’s fully-packed Yavanika open air theatre in the eighth annual musical bonanza presented by dedicated doctors under the aegis of Pardeep Medical Centre, Panchkula.

Doctors perform at Yavanika in Panchkula on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Doctors perform at Yavanika in Panchkula on Saturday.

Comedy is Sooraj Thapar’s forte

Panchkula, June 11
The room lights up when he enters for he has this unique ability to make people smile, or rather break into laughter. That’s Sooraj Thapar, theatre and television actor, whose forte is comedy.

Theatre and TV artiste Sooraj Thapar in a jolly mood during an interaction with participants of The Gurukul summer camp in Panchkula on Saturday. — Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Theatre and TV artiste Sooraj Thapar in a jolly mood during an interaction with participants of The Gurukul summer camp in Panchkula on Saturday.

Pammi Bai to perform at Press Club
Chandigarh, June 11
As part of the silver jubilee celebrations of the Chandigarh Press Club, a cultural evening featuring renowned Punjabi pop singer Paramjit Pammi (Pammi Bai), will be organised on the club premises tomorrow at 8 pm for the club members and their families.


Infusing life into stones
M A. Srikhandan never misses the pulse of a stone that comes under his care. As a master sculptor based in the temple city of Mahabalipuram, he grew up on nostalgic narrations about the birth and growth of temples.

Captivating ghazal show
Ghazals like “Peeni hai agar shraab toh dastoor se piyo” and “Roko na meinu sharabi haan yaro..” by the Amritasr-based Ustad Laal Raza induced intoxication in the ambience of the Fragrance Garden during the Sham-E-Ghazal programme organised by the Department of Tourism, Chandigarh Administration in association with the Chandigarh Institute of Performing Arts (CIPA) today.

Runa De’s enchanting show
The reigning vocalist of the Agra gharana, Runa De, was the veritable choice to do honors for the continuous 100th monthly baithak of classical music by the Parcheen Kala Kendra. The five day celebration utsav was dedicated to the memory of social figures Lal Mela Ram and Ishar Kaur. The music aficionados of the classical music had relished the baithaks lit up with vocal, instrumental music performances and were eager to watch the special soiree wherein Runa De enchanted them . While her delectable rendering of ragas was a treat to the ears her performing style with display of emotional gestures was a treat to the eyes. Runa gave a majestic start to the this evening’s recital with Raga Kedar in vilambit teen taal as after a brief alaap she presented a bandish , ‘Ban thhan aayi” before moving on to “Tum sundar chatur naar...” in drut and set to ek taal.
Runa De

Kids’ workshop in instrumental music
Chandigarh, June 11
Manav Mangal High School, Sector 21, Chandigarh, organised two summer workshops, one for vocal and instrumental music where the students are being taught the nuances of voice modulation and playing the casio and harmonium.


Maternity ward demanded for Civil Hospital
Mohali, June 11
The local Civil Hospital authorities have demanded the construction of a maternity ward.


Chandigarh eves down Tamil Nadu
Chandigarh, June 11
Hosts Chandigarh girls pulled off a 29-22, 29-22 victory over pool B leaders Tamil Nadu and moved into the semifinals of the 25 th Silver Jubilee Subjunior National Ball Badminton Championships being held at Shivalik Public School complex, Sector 41, here today.

Quark beat Ranbaxy
Chandigarh, June 11
A brilliant century by Sanjeev (111) helped Quark beat Ranbaxy by 38 runs in the Tsunami Relief Fund Cricket Tournament being organised by CRY Credence at the Sector 16 cricket stadium here today.

Chandigarh 242 all out
Patiala, June 11
Chandigarh put up a mediocre batting display to be all out for 242 against Patiala on the first day of a league match of the Punjab Inter-District Cricket Tournament (u-22) played at the Dhruv Pandove Stadium here today.

UT chess team
Chandigarh, June 11
A team of four players, Rishu Rathi, Shweta, Pallak and Rupinder Deep Kaur have been selected to represent Chandigarh in the 32nd National Women’s ‘B’ Chess Championship to be held at Sangli, Maharashtra, from June 20 to July 1. The team was selected on the basis of the performance in the Chandigarh Women’s Chess Championship conducted by Chandigarh Chess Association at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalya, Sector 25, here today.


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