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Rush at petrol stations after price hike
Chandigarh, June 5

Though the hike in prices of petrol and diesel was expected for some time, the sharp hike has come in as a shock for residents of the tri-cities.

Long queues at the Sector 21 petrol station in Chandigarh on Monday night Long queues at the Sector 21 petrol station in Chandigarh on Monday night. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

CITCO fails to transfer industrial sheds to allottees 
Chandigarh, June 5
The Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation (CITCO) has failed in its commitment to transfer sheds in the Industrial Area in name of allottees affecting 500 cases. It was to transfer the sheds after 15 years.








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 As social and environment organisations observed World Environment Day on Monday, dense black smoke billowing out of burning polythene bags leaves environment concerns smouldering in Chandigarh
Environment concerns go up in smoke: As social and environment organisations observed World Environment Day on Monday, dense black smoke billowing out of burning polythene bags leaves environment concerns smouldering in Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh

Gang of bookies busted
Chandigarh, June 5
The Chandigarh police today claimed to have busted a gang of bookies allegedly involved in organising bets on the Test match between Sri Lanka and England, besides the one between India and West Indies. The gang was allegedly a part of an international racket.

Capt Kohli case: abetment to suicide not ruled out
Court of inquiry completed
Chandigarh, June 5
The court of inquiry(COI) investigating into the circumstances behind the death of Capt Sumit Kohli of 18 Rashtriya Rifles(RR) has been completed and sent up the chain of command for action.

Sunny showers of the Amaltas: Flowering trees give this city of ours a special character. There is the season of the Gulmohar, the season of the Amaltas and the cooler days of the Akashneel. But these days it is the season of the sunny showers of Amaltas and bloom in bright yellow and are gradually bleached pale by the scorching sun and then they fall.


COMMUNITY

Dutt may join as Airport Director
Chandigarh, June 5
The city airport may soon have an Airport Director. Mr Sunil Dutt from Indore is expected to be the Airport Director and is expected to join by the end of this month. According to sources, Mr Dutt is from the communication background and with his joining, it is expected that departments which were earlier working independently would now come under him.

Cycle tracks or shortcuts?
Chandigarh, June 5
The Chandigarh police has virtually turned a blind eye to the flow of traffic on cycle tracks that have been constructed at a cost of crores of rupees. In the absence of a regulatory mechanism, these tracks are being used by all sorts of vehicles defying the very purpose for which they were built.


A car driver uses the cycle track to avoid traffic on a Chandigarh road. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari
A car driver uses the cycle track to avoid traffic on a Chandigarh road

PSEB staff stage dharna
Mohali, June 5
Employees of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) staged a dharna outside its office here today in protest against the alleged anti-employee policies of the power board.

Badal back from USA 
Chandigarh, June 5
The President of the Shiromani Akali Dal, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, returned to India last night from his 14-day trip to the USA. Mr Badal, accompanied by his wife, Mrs Surinder Kaur, and Mr Vikram Majitha, a brother-in-law of Mr Sukhbir Badal, arrived on board a British Airways flight that landed at Indira Gandhi airport in New Delhi late last night, a press release of the party said today.

Toy train mishap: none hurt
Chandigarh, June 5
The toy train that gives joy rides to kids at the lake met with an “accident” here this evening when three of the bogies reportedly derailed from the train’s toy track. While 20 kids seated in the train escaped unhurt, the parents and the kids were visibly shocked.

Bahuguna for simple living
Chandigarh, June 5
Students and staff of Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, here celebrated World Environment Day today on their campus. Renowned environmentalist Sunder Lal Bahuguna participated in the day’s celebrations. Director Environment and Forest Ishwar Singh was also present.

Environmentalist Sunder Lal Bahuguna interacts with Dev Samaj students in Sector 36, Chandigarh, on Monday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari
Environmentalist Sunder Lal Bahuguna interacts with Dev Samaj students in Sector 36, Chandigarh, on Monday

Change lifestyle to save environment: Bahuguna 
Chandigarh, June 5
Exhorting the industry to play a bigger role in safeguarding environment, noted environmentalist Sunder Lal Bahuguna today said industrialists should decongest industries and the youth should make an effort to change their lifestyle, which is resulting in tremendous waste of scarce natural resources.

SBI celebrates environment day
Chandigarh, June 5
The local head office of State Bank of India and its branches today observed “World Environment Day” by planting saplings at various places in the city. Banners on keeping the city and pollution free were displayed in the bank branches.

Revenue room opened
Panchkula, June 5
The newly constructed district revenue room in Mini Secretariat, Panchkula, was inaugurated by Dr Mahavir Singh, Commissioner (Ambala Range), here today. With the setting up of the district revenue room in Panchkula, the district residents have taken a sigh of relief. The residents earlier had go to Ambala for their revenue records. The Commissioner also inaugurated a solar energy shop on the occasion.

Fauji Beat
Cantonment boards no more relevant

A senior resident of Amritsar Cantonment, Mr Swaranjit Singh Butt, said the other day that elections to cantonment boards were held on the whims and fancies of the Army. He further said that suitable amendments in the Cantonment Act of 1924 was the need of the hour.

Child bitten by monkey
Chandigarh, June 6
Yet another case of monkey bite was reported in a park of Sector 7 here today evening. Munna, a 10-year old, was bitten by a monkey when he went to play with his friends.

Rally by ’84 riot victims
Chandigarh, June 5
Over 100 affected families of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots today took out a rally and petitioned the Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, General S.F. Rodrigues, to protest against the alleged apathetic attitude of the authorities in releasing the Rs 2-lakh rehabilitation grant for each affected family announced by the Centre.

 
CRIME

Undertrial jumps to death
Chandigarh, June 5
An undertrial, accused of being involved in her father’s murder, jumped from the window of a washroom on the fifth floor of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research here. She breathed her last at about 5 this morning. The undertrial, identified as Varinder Jyoti of Mukerian, was in custody of the Ludhiana Police when the incident occurred.

5 hurt as armed youths attack house 
Mohali, June 5 
Five persons were injured, one of them seriously, when a group of nearly 30 youths attacked the house of a rival boy in Phase IX here late tonight. According to reports, the youths, who were armed with swords, iron rods and lathis, caused damage to property in the house

Scooterist dies in road mishap
Chandigarh, June 5
A Halo Majra resident was killed after the scooter he was riding was rammed by a PRTC bus on the Chandigarh-Ambala road. The victim has been identified as 35-year-old Rajinder Kumar.

Theft bid in Sec 67 house
Mohali, June 5
After two cases of theft during the past about 20 days in Sector 67, a theft bid was made again in a house in the same locality here today. The thief was caught by residents of the area and handed over to the police.

 
EDUCATION

Dharna by govt school teachers
Chandigarh, June 5
A dharna was organised at the Masjid ground in Sector 20 by the Government Teachers Union. The teachers are opposing the orders issued by the DPI (Schools) to take extra classes for students placed in compartment in the class X and Class XII exams.


Government school teachers protesting in Sector 20, Chandigarh, on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
Government school teachers protesting in Sector 20, Chandigarh

320 students celebrate environment day 
Mohali, June 5
The Jan Shikshan Sansthan celebrated World Environment Day on its campus as well as at its field office in Desu Majra village, block Kharar, today. About 320 students of different vocational courses along with common people participated in the programme. Its objective was to create awareness among the participants about the need and relevance of the day and sensitise them on various issues affecting environment.

Tiny tots’ peep into alphabet stories
Chandigarh, June 5
Their expressions are full of wonder for as the stories unfold, so do their imagination. As little children between the ages of three and 12 gathered around for a peek into the world of alphabet stories, ‘Winnie the Pooh’ and ‘The Little Match-Girl’ their obvious delight at the story-telling session at the Browser Library and Bookshop, Sector-8 become apparent.
Pre-schoolers of EuroKids, Mohali enjoy their morning out at Browser Library and Bookshop, Sector 8, riffling through books at a story reading session. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
Pre-schoolers of EuroKids, Mohali enjoy their morning out at Browser Library and Bookshop, Sector 8, riffling through books at a story reading session

Environment awareness campaign organised
Chandigarh, June 5
On the occasion of ‘World Environment Day’, Saplings, a voluntary group of students and professionals, organised an environment awareness campaign at the Students Centre, Panjab University, here today.


Members of Saplings during an environment awareness campaign at the Students Centre in Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
Members of Saplings during an environment awareness campaign at the Students Centre in Panjab University, Chandigarh

Functions mark World Environment Day
Chandigarh, June 5
A series of programmes and functions on the need to generate awareness about environment were held to mark the World Environment Day here today. The Department of Environment and Forest celebrated the day at Kansal Log Hut, Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary. Children of various schools of the UT participated in the function.

Models on environment by students
Mohali, June 5
Students of Shastri Model School, Phase I today celebrated World Environment Day. Students of the school prepared the models on the environment which were displayed. Students participated in painting competition on environment. The theme was “solid waste management” and “Do not cut the trees.”

Green belt inaugurated
Chandigarh, June 5
The environment society, Prakriti, of Government College for Girls, Sector 11, organised a host of activities to mark the World Environment Day today. A piece of land developed as a green belt was inaugurated by Dr Upinder Mehra, Principal of the college and president of the society.

Prospectus for govt schools from June 8
Chandigarh, June 5
The prospectus for Class XI centralized admission in all the 28 government schools will be available from June 8, between 9am and 1pm at four centres namely Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23; GMSSS, Sector 33; GMSSS, Sector 40 and GMSSS, MHC, Manimajra.

 
CULTURE

Nimble movements mark dance session 
Chandi Mandir, June 5
Shy and demure looks gave way to merry participation and light footed dancing as the Army wives, children and select men in uniform took their cues from the instructors of Shiamak Davar’s Institute for the Performing Arts (SDIPA) during two consecutive dance workshops held over the weekend at Chandimandir.


Shiamak Davar’s instructors conduct a workshop for the Army at Chandi Mandir in association with the Durga Das Foundation.
Shiamak Davar’s instructors conduct a workshop for the Army at Chandi Mandir in association with the Durga Das Foundation.

HEALTH

Cholera case in city
Chandigarh, June 5
The first cholera case of the season has been reported from Labour Colony No 4 at Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32. With its detection, the UT Health Department swung into action and a special team of officers was sent to the area for carrying out investigations on June 3.

Cancer patients celebrate Survivors’ Day
Chandigarh, June 5
Will power — there’s very little you can do with it and nothing you can do without it and cancer survivors vouch for this in dealing with the deadly C word. They chose to shrug it off like any other disease, learnt to live with it, and finally got it out of their systems.

Cancer survivors participate in a function organised to celebrate Cancer Survivors’ Day at Fortis Hospital, Mohali, on Monday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu
Cancer survivors participate in a function organised to celebrate Cancer Survivors’ Day at Fortis Hospital, Mohali

Centre to help kids with learning disabilities
Chandigarh, June 5
The Indian National Portage Association has started -Setu-a remedial and counselling centre to help normalise children with or at risk of development delays, learning disabilities and mental retardation. The centre would also help the families and offer special need- based education and training.

 
SPORTS

Bhawna wins women’s singles final
Chandigarh, June 5
Bhawna Sharma of A G Haryana won the final in women’s singles after thrashing Saroj of Haryana 21-11, 21-16 in North Zone Audit and Accounts Department Badminton Championship at the Badminton Hall, Sports Complex Sector 42 here today.





Ashish Sharma (right) and Amit Sachdeva of AG Punjab in action against AG Delhi during the North Zone Inter-Audit and Accounts Badminton Championship in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Ashish Sharma and Amit Sachdeva of AG Punjab in action against AG Delhi during the North Zone Inter-Audit and Accounts Badminton Championship in Chandigarh

Caddies on course to turning pros
Chandigarh, June 5
In its bid to produce professional golfers under the “Talent Hunt” programme, a free coaching course is being conducted by the Chandigarh Golf Association (CGA) for caddy golfers at CGA Range here. Twenty-five caddy golfers are taking part in the camp, being held under the guidance of Jesse Grewal, a Class “A” teaching professional, and supported by Mahesh Kumar, a Class “C” teaching professional.

Caddy golfers get tips from coach Jesse Grewal at the CGA Golf Range, Chandigarh, on Monday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik
Caddy golfers get tips from coach Jesse Grewal at the CGA Golf Range, Chandigarh, on Monday

Rehatbir, Rajveer in semis
Chandigarh , June 5
Rehatbir Singh Mann (St Stephen’s-45), Sehaj Singh Aulakh (DPS-40) and Rajveer Singh (St John’s) have qualified for the semifinals in the under-14 category in the Lake Club Round Robin Tennis Competition held at Lake Club here today.

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