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Elevated highway planned between city, Panchkula
Project to cost Rs 173 crore

Chandigarh, June 13
The Chandigarh Administration has drafted a Rs 173-crore project for an elevated highway starting from Transport Chowk to the Housing Board chowk.

Graphic by Aditi Chahar



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Gatka being performed during a nagar kirtan taken out in connection with the martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
Gatka being performed during a nagar kirtan taken out in connection with the martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Undertrial escapes from Sector 16 hospital
Five cops booked for negligence
Chandigarh, June 13
Taking advantage of the lackadaisical attitude of a police official an under trial in a murder case managed to escape from the Sector 16 General Hospital. The undertrial had been admitted to the hospital after suffering epileptic fits.

Delhi Police probes role of local manpower firm
Chandigarh, June 13
The suspected fake visa racket busted by the immigration officials at the Indira Gandhi International Airport on June 11 appears to have its roots in the city.

COMMUNITY


Eco Notes
Malba ‘chokes’ green patch

CHANDIGARH:
A green patch in front of the gurdwara in Sector 47-A is slowly turning into a dump. It is dying a slow death, maybe due to sheer ignorance about its importance in supporting flora and fauna.


A view of a green patch in front of the gurdwara in Sector 47, Chandigarh, which is dying a slow death due to the dumping of malba. — Photo by writer

A view of a green patch in front of the gurdwara in Sector 47, Chandigarh, which is dying a slow death due to the dumping of malba.

Alcoholics Anonymous members to meet at Patni Top
Chandigarh, June 13
Recovery from alcoholism, once thought impossible, is now routine — with this message as many as 500 members of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) from all over the country, even abroad, are converging at Patni Top in Jammu and Kashmir for a four-day convention beginning from June 15.

Star donors felicitated on eve of Blood Donors Day
Chandigarh, June 13
Every time a person goes to donate blood, he pledges a part of himself to someone else. Viewed from the prism of humanity therefore, blood donation is a supreme form of offering — one that gratifies both the donor and the recipient, and brings rewards to both. This day just showed how…

Blood donors with their awards at a special function organised at Blood Centre-37 on the eve of World Blood Donors Day. A Tribune photograph
Blood donors with their awards

Albums on Guru Arjan Dev released
Chandigarh, June 13
The Guru Nanak Data Baksh Lai Mission, Chandigarh, has released two video albums to mark the 400th martyrdom anniversary of Guru Arjan Dev, fifth Sikh Guru.

Tribune staffer bereaved
Chandigarh, June 13
Mrs Sarla Behl, mother of Mr Ashwani Behl, Executive in the Advertisement Department of The Tribune Group of Newspapers, died at Bartana, near here, yesterday. She was 75. Her other son, Mr Arun Behl, is also a Tribune employee.

“Torture” of youth: SI sent to Police Lines
Chandigarh, June 13 Following findings of a preliminary fact-finding inquiry into the alleged torture of a youth said to be involved in a Sector 28 quarrel case in April this year, the UT Senior Superintendent of Police sent Sub-Inspector Jaspal Singh to Police Lines.

Dharna in protest against oil price hike
Chandigarh, June 13
Hundreds of activists of the local units of the CPI, CPM, AITUC and CITU held a protest dharna against the Central government for hiking prices of petrol and diesel at Matka Chowk here today.

Girl electrocuted
Chandigarh, June 13
A seven-year-old girl was electrocuted today in Mauli Jagran. She had gone to relieve herself when she touched a live wire after a tree fell on a power line.

 
CRIME

Youth held for snatching purse
Chandigarh, June 13
The local police last night arrested a youth who had snatched a purse from a woman in Sector 23 here on Sunday. The police reportedly traced the accused with the help of the tower location of the victim’s mobile phone, which the accused was using.

Woman held with smack
Chandigarh, June 13
The local police arrested a woman near Sukhna bridge carrying 4.5 gm of smack. In another incident, a Ram Darbar resident was held on the allegations of indulging in gambling. Also, a motor cycle and a scooter were stolen from the city.

Two killed in mishaps
Panchkula, June 13
Two persons, including a girl, died in separate accidents in the district in last 24 hours.

 
BUSINESS

BEL bags awards for excellence
Panchkula, June 13
The Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has bagged the coveted Raksha Mantri’s Awards for excellence in three categories. Mr KB Sharma, Manager Marketing and Public Relations, in a press note claimed that the Military Communication and Electronic Welfare Strategic Business Unit had won the best Performing Award.


Mr M.S. Sreedhara, GM (MC and EW), of BEL receives awards for excellence from the Defence Minister, Mr Pranab Mukherjee, at a function at New Delhi.—  A Tribune photograph
Mr M.S. Sreedhara, GM (MC and EW), of BEL receives awards for excellence from the Defence Minister, Mr Pranab Mukherjee, at a function at New Delhi.

 
EDUCATION

VLSI design courses gain popularity
Mohali, June 13
Mohali, the state’s IT hub, is now also attracting students from all over the country for admission to coveted courses in VLSI (Very Large Scale Integration) design.

S.D. College joins hands with Canadian varsity
Chandigarh, June 13
The University College of the Fraser Valley has joined hands with S.D. College for the four-year BBA degree course.

Children’s club to open membership
Chandigarh, June 13
Jack & Jill Hilltop, a club for children from the age group of five to 16 years, is going to commence its second batch from June 15 and is going to hold a 10-day workshop. The club is situated at Jyanti Majri, 6 km ahead of the PGI. It has a pick and drop facility for the children. The timings would be from 8 am to 12 noon along with provision for refreshments.

COURTS

Lawyers launch signature campaign
Chandigarh, June 13
Lawyers at the district courts today launched signature campaign in support of Capt Sumeet Kohli demanding a CBI inquiry into his death. The lawyers said the Captain had not committed suicide and had been killed as he was aware about irregularities in Army.

 
SPORTS

City veteran scores golden hat-trick in shot put

Chandigarh, June 13
At the ripe age of 73, when most people put their feet up and struggle to keep good health, this veteran athlete has been minting gold in sports for the past three years. Meet Captain Gurjiwan Singh Sidhu, three-time national shot put champion (veteran) since 2004. Sidhu made the city proud by clinching the gold medal again in the All-India Masters Athletics Championships organised by the Masters Athletics Federation of India which concluded on June 2 at Pondicherry this year. He threw the shot put to a distance of 11.15 m in the 70 plus category there to bag the third gold medal in a row.


Gurjiwan Singh Sidhu

Gurjiwan Singh Sidhu


ADMINISTRATION

Panel to deal with IT park applications
Chandigarh, June 13
The UT Administrator has constituted a committee under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner-cum-Estate Officer, Mr R.K. Rao, to scrutinise the applications received for the allotment of sites in the Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park.

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