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MC acquires 12 acres for garbage processing unit
Chandigarh, June 19
The Municipal Corporation has acquired 12 acres for setting up a garbage-to-pellet processing unit in the city. The land is located near the existing dumping ground of the city in Dadu Majra. The UT Administration has also sanctioned the proposal for the processing unit submitted by the corporation. The corporation had accepted the proposal for the garbage-to-pellet making technology to treat garbage on May 13, which was submitted by the JP Industries, a Solan-based cement plant.

Zila Parishad Poll
Time to air grievances

Chandigarh, June 19
With eyes set on the forthcoming Zila Parishad elections, it is the right opportunity for the voters in Hallo Majra to highlight their long-pending grievances. This time the Hallo Majra ward, comprising nearly 12,000 votes, has been reserved for a woman candidate. A random survey of the village and settlements outside the lal dora reveals that the residents want a solution on the issue of unauthorised structures outside the lal dora. Of the total 12,000 voters, around 2500 are outside the lal dora. “Unlike last time we will not be taken in by false promises made by the candidates to regularise our structures,” said Mr C.P. Mittal, a resident of Deep Complex. 

  Weather stations upgraded for correct avalanche forecasting
Chandigarh, June 19
The Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) has set up 15 new automatic weather stations in the Western Himalayan region during the past year to augment its meteorological data-gathering capabilities.

That is the only way kids know to beat the summer heat

COOLING KIDS: That is the only way kids know to beat the summer heat. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tiwari

Monkey mayhem in Sector 45
Chandigarh, June 19
A group of over 20 monkeys threw the normal life out of gear for residents of
Sector 45 A here today. A resident talking to Chandigarh Tribune said the monkeys had been largely concentrated in the area between house Nos. 243 and 247 since morning.

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College Call
Score 20 pc marks in supplementary exam, get admission

Chandigarh, June 19
Panjab University has allowed admission to all students who could not even score 20 per cent marks in the compartment subject in the Class XII examinations. However, such students will be given admission to BA, B. Sc or B. Com (I) in the academic session 2005-06 only if they manage to score at least 20 per cent marks in the compartment subject in the supplementary examination conducted by their school board.

Spunky boy scores 79 pc despite cancer
Chandigarh, June 19
Hargunpreet Singh, a student of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Pheel Khana, Patiala, scored 78.46 per cent in the Class X examinations of the Punjab School Education Board.

PU approves five new courses in MCM
Chandigarh, June 19
Panjab University (PU) has approved the affiliation of MCM DAV College, Sector 36, with it to run courses of Diploma in Mass Communication, MA (English) and MA (Sociology) this academic session, 2005-06.

Symposium on architecture
Chandigarh, June 19
The Chitkara Education Trust organised a symposium on architecture and its career prospects at the Law Auditorium, Panjab University, here today. The symposium was attended by 150 students and their guardians.

Seminar on company liquidation held
Chandigarh, June 19
The Chandigarh chapter of the Institution of Company Secretaries of India organised a seminar on “The process of liquidation of companies under the Company Act, 1956” at GGDSD College, Sector 32, today.

B.Sc (I) results declared
Chandigarh, June 19
Panjab University declared the results of B.Sc (I) here today. The result gazettes will be available in the old Enquiry Counter of PU on Monday at 4 pm.


Kasauli beckons weekend revellers
Nestling amidst the evergreen pines, the pristine cantonment town of Kasauli offers a perfect combination of solace, peace and quietude to the city weary souls. Far from the madding crowd, it provides an ideal atmosphere to refresh oneself after a hectic week. Located about 63 km from the city beautiful, it is a favourite weekend spot of people from Chandigarh and its periphery.

Complaint of missing child falls on deaf ears
Mohali, June 19
The agony of a mother, whose five-year-old child has been missing for almost a month, does not seem to move the Mohali police. Refusing to register a case or even note it down in the daily diary report, the Mohali police has instead been pushing her around from one police station to another.

Youth Cong celebrates ‘Young India Day’
Chandigarh, June 19
Activists of the Chandigarh Territorial Youth Congress today celebrated the birthday of Mr Rahul Gandhi as ‘Young India Day’ at Chandi Kusht Ashram here today. Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, local Member of Parliament, distributed sweets and fruits among the inmates of the ashram.

Congress committee meeting on June 22
Chandigarh, June 19
A meeting of delegates of the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee along with three ex-officio members will be held at the party headquarters in Delhi on June 22. This was stated by Mr B. B. Bahl, president of the local unit, in a press note here yesterday.

A fire that broke out in the forest reserve near the TBRL, Panchkula, on Sunday Fire in forest near TBRL 
Chandigarh, June 19
A fire broke out in the forest reserve near the TBRL in Ramgarh, Panchkula, here today. Fire tenders from Panchkula, Chandigarh, HMT and crisis management group of the ITBP were pressed into services to bring the fire under control. The fire reportedly broke out in the afternoon and no damage to life or property was reported.

A fire that broke out in the forest reserve near the TBRL, Panchkula, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Maharana Pratap Jayanti celebrated
Panchkula, June 19
The Rajput Sabha celebrated the Maharana Pratap Jayanti at the Janjghar, Sector 10, here today. Dr Pardama Singh presided over the function while Mr Virender Singh Bhau, Chairman, Zila Parishad, Panchkula, was the chief guest. Mr Bhau donated Rs 5,100 to the sabha.

Sweet water offered at Vikas Nagar, near Mauli Jagran, in Chandigarh on the occasion of Nirjla Akadshi on Sunday
Sweet water offered at Vikas Nagar, near Mauli Jagran, in Chandigarh on the occasion of Nirjla Akadshi on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Readers write
Encroachments make rehri markets fire-prone

This refers to a news item “Fire in shop” in Chandigarh Tribune dated June 10. The UT Administration has warned the traders of the rehri markets of Sectors 15, 19 and 22 to remove all encroachments from verandahs and passages by June 13. The decision is praiseworthy. The city Fire Department has recently stated that more than 600 buildings in the city has no fire-fighting system.


One hurt in clash
Mohali, June 19
One person was seriously injured in a clash at Bharatpur village, near here, this evening. The victim, Budh Singh, was reportedly assaulted by some persons in the village allegedly led by the village sarpanch. The clash took place over the ownership of the village common (shamlat) land.


5 company petrol stations open today
Chandigarh, June 19
Despite the decision of the Chandigarh Petroleum Dealers Association to keep all petrol pumps in the city closed from the midnight of June 19 to June 20, the situation may not be all that bad as at least five company-owned and company-operated petrol pumps will remain open.


Summer camp for ‘special’ kids
Chandigarh, June 19
This summer camp is different for it is the only one of its kind in the city. Unlike the usual bunch of tiny tots learning the finer nuances of classical dance or learning the techniques of voice modulation for theatre, this one has young people from eight to 18 years learning how to stick cotton on chart paper. For, these are the special children attending summer camp at the Government Institute for Mentally Retarded Children in Sector 32 and their sense of achievement at accomplishing this simple exercise is exhilarating to watch.


From border to border under 55 hours
For these young boys, it is the thrill of being on the road and beating the odds. For, this expedition is about a mission that is as unique as it is exhilarating.

Five youngsters get ready to drive for a record and for peace from Hussainiwala on the Indo-Pakistan border to Chushul on the Indo-China border. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari
Five youngsters get ready to drive for a record and for peace from Hussainiwala on the Indo-Pakistan border to Chushul

‘Tukde Tukde Zindagi’ staged
errorism and a civilised society cannot coexist,” opined Khushwant Singh with a critical censure holding the agony of Punjab too deep for words to explain and the Punjabi play “Tukde Tukde Zindagi” staged by the Adakar Manch, Mohali, at Tagore Theatre supplements the fact with vivid veneration.
A scene from “Tukde Tukde Zindagi”, staged at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph
A scene from "Tukde Tukde Zindagi", staged at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh


8 Punjab bowlers find berth at MRF Pace Academy
Mohali, June 19
Eight fast bowlers of Punjab have been selected for advanced training at Chennai’s MRF Pace Academy in the trials held at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium here today. The trials were conducted for the under-17 and under-19 categories which saw over 110 participants from all over the state. Former fast bowler and chief coach of the academy T.A. Shekhar was in the city to select the bowlers for the academy.

Another Abhinav in the making
Chandigarh, June 19

He is on the verge of becoming another Abhinav Bindra of the region. Meet Amanpreet Singh, who is in Mohali to take part in the ongoing Punjab state shooting training camp organised by the Punjab Rifle Shooting Association.

Amanpreet Singh at Mohali shooting range. — A Tribune photograph
Amanpreet Singh at Mohali shooting range

Roller-skating to excel in basketball
Chandigarh, June 19
Chandni Jaswal and Meena are working hard for the forthcoming National Junior Basketball Championship. Both are devoting more than four hours to basketball and nearly two hours to skating to enhance stamina, body balance and of course, the confidence. Chandni, who has just passed the Class XII examination, said she and Meena had decided to go for varied kind of sports practice to excel in their original sport basketball.
Meena and Chandni Jaswal
 Meena and Chandni Jaswal

Floodlights for Sec 42 hockey stadium
Chandigarh, June 19
The wait to install the much needed flood lights in Sector 42 hockey stadium finally seems to be over. The need was felt even more during the six-match ‘dosti’ series between India and Pakistan in October last year.

Trapeze artistes sail through the air during a show of Asiad Circus in Sector 5, Panchkula, on Sunday
Trapeze artistes sail through the air during a show of Asiad Circus in Sector 5, Panchkula, on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma

Quark win cricket title
Chandigarh, June 19
Right arm batsman and off spinner Sanjeev engineered Quark’s 46-run triumph over Gyan Jyoti in the final of the Quark-Tsunami Relief Fund Cricket Tournament at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium here today. Batting first, Quark scored 248 for eight in stipulated 35 overs. Sanjeev scored 72 . Nagesh and Rohit contributed 42 and 34 runs, respectively. Balwar was the most successful bowler for Gyan Jyoti as he claimed three wickets for 26 runs.

Bakshi on AIFF disciplinary committee
Chandigarh, June 19
Mr Rakesh Bakshi, Secretary of the Chandigarh Football Association, has been appointed member of the disciplinary committee of the All-India Football Federation (AIFF).

Tennis meet from June 25
Chandigarh, June 19
The Hot Weather Tennis Tournament will be organized at the Sector 10 CLTA Stadium, here from June 25 to July 2. The events are open for boys and girls in the age group of under 10, under 12 and under 14 years.


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