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CHB inks Rs 821.21 cr land deal
Project spread over 129 acres likely to take 3 years
Chandigarh, June 9
The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) has signed a Rs 821.21 crore land deal with M/s Parsvanath Developers Private Limited for the development of residential, commercial and other related infrastructure facilities in the form of an integrated project at the Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park.

HC asks admn to submit report within 3 months
Illegal occupation by Kumhar Colony dwellers
Chandigarh, June 9
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has given three month’s time to the UT Administration and the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, to submit a detailed status report regarding clearing of encroachments from the Panjab University-owned land in Sector 25.

Parking lot users beware!
Chandigarh, June 9
Look for the parking lot attendant before leaving behind your vehicle, especially in the evenings, lest you end up paying 10 times the amount of a parking ticket, besides undergoing harassment and inconvenience.




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Traffic police personnel preventing motorists from parking their cars and other four-wheelers on a parking lot in front of Mehfil Restaurant in Sector 17 on Friday. Only 2-wheelers now in Mehfil parking lot
Chandigarh, June 9
It’s back to scooters and bikes in the Sector 17 Mehfil parking lot. In less than 24 hours after the failure of Chandigarh police in checking illegal parking of cars in a lot meant for two-wheelers was highlighted in these columns, the cops today woke up from slumber and deputed a special team to prevent the irregularity from reoccurring.

Traffic police personnel preventing motorists from parking their cars and other four-wheelers on a parking lot in front of Mehfil Restaurant in Sector 17 on Friday.
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Football enthusiasts enjoying the mega event at Lake Sports Complex, Chandigarh on Friday. Football fever in city
Chandigarh, June 9
Football fever gripped the city today as the 18th soccer World Cup kicked off in Germany today. Though India have never played in the World Cup and is obsessed with cricket only, for a month it seems people will eat, drink, live and dream football.

Football enthusiasts enjoying the mega event at Lake Sports Complex, Chandigarh on Friday.
— Tribune photo by Pravesh Chauhan

A YPS student on a trek in the Himachal Hills YPS students share trekking experiences
Mohali, June 9
Over 500 students of the local Yadvindra Public School are back from their annual trekking expeditions. These students shared their experiences at a media conference at the school today. A week-long trek is a compulsory activity for students of Classes VI and above.

A YPS student on a trek in the Himachal Hills

Passing Thru: Ajinkya Firodia, Vice- President, Marketing and Sales, Kinetic Engineering

COMMUNITY

Volunteers of the Blood Bank Society and Blood Centre-37 make preparations for the celebrations of the World Blood Donor Day, which falls on June 14. The celebrations were kick-started on Friday. PGI, Rotary Resource Centre make mark in blood donation
Chandigarh, June 9
Chandigarh has reasons to cheer right before the World Blood Donor Day (June 14). Though it is yet to achieve 100 per cent voluntary blood donation target, the region is moving fast on the road to safe donation and collection of blood — the current percentage of voluntary donation being 75.

Volunteers of the Blood Bank Society and Blood Centre-37 make preparations for the celebrations of the World Blood Donor Day, which falls on June 14. The celebrations were kick-started on Friday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Harassed passengers queue up at the Chandigarh railway station following cancellation of the Chandigarh-Lucknow train on Friday. Passengers at sea following train cancellation
Chandigarh, June 9
Confusion prevailed at the Chandigarh railway station after the railway authorities cancelled the Chandigarh-Lucknow train (Sadhbhavana Express) here this evening.

Harassed passengers queue up at the Chandigarh railway station following cancellation of the Chandigarh-Lucknow train on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Spice Telecom subscribers inconvenienced
Chandigarh, June 9
Thousands of subscribers of Spice Telecom in certain pockets of Punjab and Chandigarh were inconvenienced this yesterday, when an optical fibre cable got snapped during digging work along the Chandigarh- Ambala Highway and Nawanshahr- Hoshiarpur highway.

Members of the General Insurance Employees Union protest in support of their demands in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Friday.
Members of the General Insurance Employees Union protest in support of their demands in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Employees of the Electricity Department protest in support of their demands in Sector 19, Chandigarh, on Friday.
Employees of the Electricity Department protest in support of their demands in Sector 19, Chandigarh, on Friday.
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Four-page IT form to cause problems
Chandigarh, June 9
Mr Bibek Debroy, Secretary General, PHDCCI said that the new four pages format – Form 2F for filing income tax return by individuals and Hindu Undivided Families for the assessment year 2006-07 would create unintended problems for the assessees.

640 kg of ice cream products destroyed
MC drive to check cholera
Chandigarh, June 9
Coming down heavily on vendors selling infected food products and drinks, the Municipal Corporation’s public health wing today destroyed 640 kg of ice cream and ice cream candies.

Filling stations’ employees allege govt apathy
Panchkula, June 9
Coming forward to the rescue of over 11 lakh workers deployed with over 26,000 filling stations in the country, members of the Filling Station Workers Welfare Association have demanded job security and medical and life insurance facilities for the workers.

Council to commemorate Kalpana’s anniversary
Chandigarh, June 9
The Public Relations Council of India has decided to observe July 1 as “Happy Daughter’s Day” to coincide with Late Dr Kalpana Chawla’s birthday.

Army Intelligence units to be reorganised
Chandigarh, June 9
The Army is restructuring the operational and field establishments of the Military Intelligence (MI). Besides some changes it their role and mandate, MI units will now have more manpower, especially in the officer cadre, and access to better technology.

Demolition drive in Mohali
Mohali, June 9
The enforcement wing of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) carried out a demolition drive at Amb Sahib colony here today.

Santosh Kumar (extreme right), a veteran journalist, being honoured by Mr Sat Mahajan (second from left), Panchayat and Revenue Minister of Himachal Pradesh, on behalf of ‘Manthan’ at Chandigarh Press Club on Friday. Also seen in the picture are Mrs Santosh Kumar, Mr Naresh Kaushal, Editor, Dainik Tribune, and Mr Vipin Pubby, Editor, Indian Express. Veteran journalist honoured
Chandigarh, June 9
The number of value-based journalists is going down day by day in the scenario of market-dominated journalism, said Mr Sat Mahajan, Panchayat and Revenue Minister of Himachal Pradesh, at the Press Club here today.

Santosh Kumar (extreme right), a veteran journalist, being honoured by Mr Sat Mahajan (second from left), Panchayat and Revenue Minister of Himachal Pradesh, on behalf of ‘Manthan’ at Chandigarh Press Club on Friday. Also seen in the picture are Mrs Santosh Kumar, Mr Naresh Kaushal, Editor, Dainik Tribune, and Mr Vipin Pubby, Editor, Indian Express.

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CRIME

Woman among five booked in cheating cases
Chandigarh, June 9
At least three cases of cheating, including two against travel agents, were registered by the local police during the past 24 hours. In one of the cases, a woman was taken into custody on the allegations of duping a Sector 35 resident by borrowing money against a property which did not belong to the accused and her husband.

18-year-old youth commits suicide
Chandigarh, June 9
An 18-year-old son of a Fatehgarh Sahib-based Tehsildar allegedly hanged himself to death at his Sector 41 residence here this afternoon.

Agent held at licensing authority office
Chandigarh, June 9
Officials of the Registration and Licensing Authority today caught hold of an agent who had sneaked into the premises of the Licensing authority office and was trying to apply for an NOC on behalf of an applicant.

1 kg of ganja seized, one arrested
Chandigarh, June 9
The local police has arrested a Burail resident on the charge of carrying 1 kg of ganja from Colony number 5.

Officer’s husband booked
Panchkula, June 9
The city police has booked Mr Vishwajit Arora, husband of a woman administrative officer in the city, in a case of fraud and breach of trust. The woman officer is a daughter of a top brass Haryana bureaucrat.

Theft at 2 houses
Mohali, June 9
Thieves broke into two houses in Sector 57 here and decamped with various items today.

 
BUSINESS

Diamond pendant winners
Chandigarh, June 9
As many as 11 city residents have won diamond pendants in the “Arrest Bubbly” contest organised by Pepsi, through Aradhana Drinks and Beverages.


 
EDUCATION

Success in sight for blind students
Chandigarh, June 9
They might not be endowed with sight but are certainly not lacking in dreams. Parminder Singh along with his five companions at the Institute for the Blind here today proved that that if a person has courage and determination, he can overcome all odds in life.

‘Govt agriculture policy responsible for empty granaries’
Chandigarh, June 9
Faulty agriculture policy has resulted in the largescale destruction of foodgrain leading to the emptying of India’s granaries.

Matric exam: Mohali schools fare poorly
Mohali, June 9
Local schools have not performed well in the matriculation examination of the Punjab School Education  Board, results of which were declared here today.

Maintenance schedule
Chandigarh, June 9
The Engineering Department of the Chandigarh Administration has announced its annual maintenance schedule of building/toilets in various government schools during the ongoing summer vacations. A separate schedule has been worked out for making providing drinking water.

Book on environment released
Chandigarh, June 9
Prof K.N. Pathak, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, released the book ‘Environmental Biophysics: Facts and Issues in Human Health’ here today.

BSP to start computer education programme
Chandigarh, June 9
The local unit of the Bahujan Samaj Party(BSP) has decided to start a free computer education programme for unemployed youth.

COURTS

HC upholds sentence of Afghan national in heroin smuggling case
Chandigarh, June 9
Refusing to accept his contention that he had been falsely implicated in the case pertaining to the smuggling of heroin, Mr Justice Virender Singh of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has upheld the punishment awarded to Afghanistan national Noor Aga by an Amritsar court.

High Court
Shekhawat appointed APP
Chandigarh, June 9
Punjab and Haryana High Court advocate Naresh Singh Shekhawat has been appointed as an Additional Public Prosecutor (APP) by the Chandigarh Administration for the High Court with immediate effect.

 
CULTURE

Rinku Kalia regales audience
Chandigarh, June 9
The vigour and vitality of Punjabi folklore was brought alive at the Punjab Kala Bhavan today during a musical soiree by vocalist Rinku Kalia. The musical event “Sur Saanjh — Rinku Kalia De Naal” was organised by the Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademy in association with the Motia Group.

Iqbal Ahmed a votary of Amir Khusro’s music
Panchkula, June 9
“The realm of music is a vast ocean and no one can claim to possess all its gems. I am indeed happy to be a maestro of the Indian classical music.

Sur Sangam to launch talent hunt contest
Panchkula, June 9
To provide a platform to budding artistes, the Sur Sangam, a cultural organisation being run by medicos, has launched a talent hunt contest in the city.

HEALTH

Indian centres drawing overseas patients
Chandigarh, June 9
D. Hussain (27), a Mauritius resident and suffering from lumbar slipped disc for two years, came looking for treatment after doctors in his country failed to treat pain, weakness and numbness of legs.

Surjewalas donate Maruti vans to PGI
Chandigarh, June 9
Mr Randeep Singh Surjewala, Transport Minister, Haryana, and his father, Mr Shamsher Singh Surjewala, Haryana MLA and former Haryana Minister, donated two Maruti vans in memory of Ganga Singh Surjewala to the PGIMER. The vans will help in transportation of poor patients within the campus. The keys and papers of these vans were handed over to Prof K.K.Talwar, Director, PGIMER.

Host of facilities at hospital
Mohali, June 9
Desh Bhagat Ayurvedic College and Hospital’s newly opened branch Desh Bhagat Hospital and Panchkarm Centre at Mandi Gobindgarh has started working.

 
SPORTS

Ranbir Singh of AG Rajasthan in action during the All-India Inter-Zone Audit and Accounts Department Badminton Championship at the Indoor Badminton Hall of Sports Complex, Sector 42, on Friday. AG badminton semifinal line-up
Chandigarh, June 9
Defending champions AG Tamil Nadu, AG Nagaland, AG Bihar and AG Rajasthan sailed into the semifinals (team event) by winning their matches against AG Punjab, AG MP, AG UP and AG AP, respectively, of the All-India Inter Zonal Audit and Accounts Department Badminton Championship, which began at the Indoor Badminton Hall of Sports Complex, Sector 42, here today.

Ranbir Singh of AG Rajasthan in action during the All-India Inter-Zone Audit and Accounts Department Badminton Championship at the Indoor Badminton Hall of Sports Complex, Sector 42, on Friday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan 

Preeti excels on 2nd day of tae-kwon-do tourney
Panchkula, June 9 Preeti of Haryana bagged the first place in the junior women14-17 age category on the second day of the national tae-kwon-do championship held at the Tau Devi Lal Complex, Sector 3, here today.

Workshop for coaches
Mohali, June 9
The Punjab Cricket Association is going to hold a two-day workshop for its Regional Coaching Centers’ coaches from tomorrow at PCA Cricket Stadium, here. D.P. Azad, coach and Chairman of the Coaching Committee of the association will conduct the workshop. Mr M.P. Pandove, Hony. Joint Secretary, BCCI, will inaugurate the workshop.


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