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Cable sabotage troubles city viewers
Chandigarh, June 14
Incidents of sabotage in the cable network continue to trouble residents of the city as they continue to witness black-out of the channel signals on their screens. The trouble is more pronounced from the past couple of days. The most severely hit areas include Sectors 37, 38, 38 (West), 39, 40, 41 and some other parts of the city.

Jhuggi dwellers pelt HUDA staff with stones
Six injured in demolition drive
Panchkula, June 14
Six employees of HUDA were injured, one of them seriously, when angry jhuggi dwellers charged at them with lathis and pelted them with stones to thwart a demolition drive.
A child seeks refuge under a table following the demolition a drive in Sector 21, Panchkula, on Tuesday.
A child seeks refuge under a table following the demolition a drive in Sector 21, Panchkula, on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma



Admn allows relaxations in hotel buildings
Hoteliers not happy
Chandigarh, June 14
The Chandigarh Administration today decided to allow certain relaxations in the controls of hotels in Chandigarh. Notably this includes permission to put basements to habitable use on payment of fee of Rs 300 per square foot.

Suicide case: boyfriend’s arrest stirs debate
Chandigarh, June 14
The arrest of Rakesh and the naming of Sumidha in the case stirred a debate in the police circles today. The Chandigarh police booked Rakesh, the boyfriend of Chandni, and Sumidha, his friend, on the charges of abetment to suicide under Section 306, IPC, yesterday.

Chandigarh to host IT show in July
Chandigarh, June 14
Following in the footsteps of Bangalore, Chandigarh will now host its very own Information Technology show in July to showcase opportunities in the field in Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana.

Passing Thru
How do you rate Chandigarh in the IT world
The city is climbing up the spiral in the IT world. Another couple of years it will be right at the top as an IT destination. I believe it will be ahead of even China which is the leader at present in IT.


Flat allottees waiting for construction to start
Mohali, June 14
Hundreds of allottees of flats in the Housefed Colony that was to come up in Sector 79 here have been waiting for more than one year for construction to begin. And it seems their wait is far from over.

EPFO ‘violated’ rules for seniority fixation
Chandigarh, June 14
The departmental employees who have been promoted to the post of Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner in the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation have lamented that the department has violated the seniority-fixation rules while preparing the seniority list.

Employees move CAT against notification
Chandigarh, June 14
Hundreds of employees of the Chandigarh Administration have moved the Central Administrative Tribunal here against a notification of the administration through which they had been asked to give their options to get transferred to the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation.

Senior citizen alleges building bylaw violation
Chandigarh, June 14
A senior citizen has urged the UT Administration to check the violation of building bylaws by proprietors of Shangari Builders and Bhasin Property Dealers in Sector 16-D.

Flag march by MCC officials
Chandigarh, June 14
Officials of the Municipal Corporation and the Estate Office today carried out a “flag march” in different markets of the city as a warning to shopkeepers for removing the encroachments in front of their shops at the earliest.

Boy falls into ditch, dies
Panchkula, June 14
An eight-year-old boy, Vivek, was killed after he accidentally fell into a ditch, meant for storing cow dung, at Barwala this morning.

PSIDC panel to form joint core group
Chandigarh, June 14
The general house meeting of the PSIDC karamchari union was held today in which it was decided to form a ‘Joint Core Group” comprising the officers and employees for proposing new activities of revenue generation for PSIDC.

Rodrigues for upgrading airport
Chandigarh, June 14
The city needs an airport of international standards and there is need to develop Chandigarh an export hub for fruits and vegetables, the UT Administrator, Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd), said at the Governors’ conference at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi today.

Former MLA’s son missing
Mohali, June 14
The son of a former MLA from Khadoor Sahib constituency, Mr Ranjit Singh Chhajalwadi, has been missing for the past two days.

Chief of ST panel discusses quota policy
Chandigarh, June 14
Dr GS Somawat, Director of the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes, Zonal Office, Jaipur, during a two-day visit to the city met the SC/ST employees of the National Insurance Corporation Ltd, Canara Bank and Central Bank of India. The issues regarding the implementation of reservation policy were discussed.

Speaker to interact with kids
Chandigarh, June 14
The Speaker, Vidhan Sabha, Punjab, Dr Kewal Krishan, will interact with participants of the summer workshop organised by the Chandigarh Press Club at 11 am tomorrow.


4 stolen cars recovered, kingpin in custody
Chandigarh, June 14
The local police today claimed to recover four stolen vehicles, including three luxury cars, which had been stolen from the city earlier. The vehicles were stolen from the city by a 17-member inter-state gang of vehicle thieves.

Kingpin of a vehicle thieves’ gang Bhim Singh Dhanak in custody at Sector 26 police station in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
Kingpin of a vehicle thieves’ gang Bhim Singh Dhanak in custody at Sector 26 police station in Chandigarh on Tuesday.

Murdered man was scrap dealer
Panchkula, June 14
The man whose body was recovered by the Morni police from the forest area near Moha yesterday has been identified as Krishan Kumar. The police claim that he was murdered by strangulation and by injuries sustained from sharp edged weapons.

Timer system stolen from light points
Mohali, June 14
Some miscreants have stolen the on-off and timer systems of the Phase VII and VIII dividing road traffic lights and the Kubra chowk light point. As a result of this these lights have been non functional for the past one week.

2 held for selling ration rice
Chandigarh, June 14 A woman depot owner and a floor mill owner were arrested for allegedly selling rice meant for the economically weaker sections into the open market in black. The police arrested them following a complaint by Food and Civil Supply officials.

Travel agent held
Mohali, June 14
Jarnail Gogi, against whom cases of cheating have been registered at a few police stations, was arrested by the Ambala police in another case.

Two cars stolen
Chandigarh, June 14
Two cars were reportedly stolen from the city in the past 24 hours, according to the information released by the local police, here today.


Power tariff hike shocks industry
Mohali, June 14
The power tariff hike by 10.27 per cent in Punjab announced by the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission has come as a shock to members of the Mohali Industries Association.

Projects worth 188.2 lakh approved
Chandigarh, June 14
The Zila Parishad Chandigarh at its monthly meeting held here today, approved projects worth Rs 188.20 lakh. The meeting was presided over by the Chairman of the Zila Parishad, Mr Darshan Singh.


VEDANT offers course in VLSI design
Mohali, June 14
One of the most coveted courses these days is the advanced post graduate diploma in VLSI design. Being offered by VEDANT (VLSI Design Education and Training) as one of the prestigious projects of Semiconductor Complex Limited here, the programme covers complete spectrum of VLSI design training for engineers.

Admission schedule for BE courses
Chandigarh, June 14
Admission to BE courses being offered at the University Institute of Engineering and Technology and the Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Panjab University, will be through joint admission along with Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh College of Architecture, and Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology. Admission forms will be available at the State Bank of India branch on the Panjab University Campus up to June 30.

College Call
Market-oriented courses on offer
Chandigarh, June 14
Marching in tune with time is a pre-requisite for excellence. Pursuing its cherished ideals, Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, has set itself to provide market-oriented courses.

Landran college ties up with UK university
Mohali, June 14
The Chandigarh Engineering College Landran, here has tied up with Wolverhampton University, UK. The collaboration would facilitate staff and student exchange programmes between the two institutes and enhance placements prospects for the CEC students in UK.
Mr Satnam Singh Sandhu and Mr R.S. Dhaliwal of CEC, Landran, with Prof Robert Moreton, Dean, Wolverhampton University, UK.
Mr Satnam Singh Sandhu and Mr R.S. Dhaliwal of CEC, Landran, with Prof Robert Moreton, Dean, Wolverhampton University, UK.


Court moved over purchase of low-floor buses
Chandigarh, June 14
Alleging defective design and more pollution, an advocate of the district courts today moved the court against the proposed purchase of 102 low-floor buses by the Chandigarh Administration

Congress councillors withdraw case
Panchkula, June 14
The Congress municipal councillors, who had filed an application in a local court against the holding of elections to the post of president and vice-president of the council, today withdrew their application.


World Blood Donors Day celebrated
Chandigarh, June 14
World Blood Donors’ Day was observed with enthusiasm today in a bid to convey a sense of gratitude to all the voluntary blood donors for their spirit and contribution to this cause. Millions of lives across the country are positively affected by this ‘gift of blood’.


Gearing up for challenges ahead
Mohali, June 14
The training camps organised by the Punjab Cricket Association have brought forward talent which can be harnessed into big names in future. The Chandigarh Tribune had an interation with a cross-section of the participants in the U-17 age category, who spoke about their experience in the camp and the benefits they expected.

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City footballers prepare for Dhaka tourney
Chandigarh, June 14
Chandigarh football players are bent upon proving their mettle in the under-16 coaching camp, underway at the Sector 17 Football Stadium, to take part in the third BKRD Cup Football Tournament scheduled to be held in Dhaka (Bangladesh) from July 9 to 16.

Chandigarh Club thrashes Khalsa Club
Chandigarh, June 14
Chandigarh Club thrashed Khalsa Club in a tie at 2-0 (6-5, 6-5) during the first Dodgeball Senior State Championship held at Manav Mangal High School, Sector 21, here today.

A player from GSSS, Mani Majra, in action during a dodgeball match against City Club at Manav Mangal School in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

A player from GSSS, Mani Majra, in action during a dodgeball match against City Club at Manav Mangal School in Chandigarh on Tuesday.


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