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Punjab minister’s remark causes stir
Chandigarh, June 21
What happens when politicians make cursory remarks while speaking at workshops meant to address serious issues? Well, serious participants react seriously.

NCB officer in CBI net over graft

Chandigarh, June 21
An Intelligence Officer of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Chandigarh Zone, was caught red-handed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) while accepting a bribe of Rs 40,000 from the brother of an accused booked in a narcotics case.

Intelligence Officer of the NCB, Ravikant, being taken into custody by CBI officials in Sector 15, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.
Intelligence Officer of the NCB, Ravikant, being taken into custody by CBI officials in Sector 15, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph







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UT gears up to tackle monsoon fury

Chandigarh, June 21
With the forthcoming monsoon season just a couple of weeks away, the Engineering Department of Chandigarh Administration and the Municipal Corporation are carrying out last minute brushing up on different projects for keeping the city roads free from standing water pools.

A road being repaired in Chandigarh on Wednesday. The road separating Sectors 31 and 32 will remain closed till October because of the recarpeting. — A Tribune photograph

A road being repaired in Chandigarh on Wednesday. The road separating Sectors 31 and 32 will remain closed till October because of the recarpeting.


Victims of NRI marriages bare their wounds
Chandigarh, June 21
Battered and dumped, these women may be dejected but they are certainly in no mood to relent. Having mustered the strength they are now ready to fight the injustice meted out to them by some of the NRI husbands.
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Sneha Singh
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Ramanjit 
Gurmeet Kaur
Gurmeet Kaur 
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Seema

Girija Vyas NRI weddings: NCW to draft legislation by Nov
Chandigarh, June 21
The National Commission for Women chairperson Ms Girija Vyas has called for the establishment of women’s cells in Indian High Commissions abroad to tackle the offences in NRI weddings. She has also highlighted the need to enhance support structures for women trapped in distress situations in alien lands.

Girija Vyas

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Gurinder Sandhu, a taxi driver based at Sydney, Australia

COMMUNITY

Big cats are fed well, says zoo chief
Chandigarh, June 21
Reacting to two news-items “Big cats forced to diet at Chhat Bir” and “Chhat Bir zoo loses its ‘green’ glory” in The Tribune on May 26 and June 8, the Conservator of Forests (Wildlife), Punjab, Dr Kuldip Kumar, has clarified that the “big cats” are being given normal diet. Besides this, green trees have not been felled for constructing new enclosures or parks.

Swami Lalji Maharaj Adopt yoga in totality for good health
Chandigarh, June 21
Guruji, that is what his disciples call him and “there is no better word to describe me”, admits Swami Lalji Maharaj, noted yoga teacher, president, Mukti Marg Mission, and Pradhan Yogacharyadev, Chandigarh Yog Sabha, while telling about his deep passion for teaching yoga to people. Swami Lalji Maharaj

Dhaba owners demolish objectionable structures
Chandigarh , June 21
Three days after certain violations of the building bylaws in a utility booth (No 1121 D, Sector 22) was highlighted, the occupants of the site have begun demolishing the objectionable sections of the structure.

Ground reality: The rooftop of the dhaba sites in Sector 22 shows haphazardly constructed rooms. — A Tribune photograph
The rooftop of the dhaba sites in Sector 22 shows haphazardly constructed rooms.

Ajay does city proud
chandigarh, June 21
It was a proud moment for Chandigarh-based Ajay Sethi, when Dubai’s crčme de la crčme and Bollywood stars attended the post-IIFA award party hosted by him.

Promotions sought for UT staff
Chandigarh, June 21
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has demanded that promotion of the UT cadre employees should be done instead of bringing employees on deputation from Haryana or Punjab.

Mohali civic poll between July-August
Mohali, June 21
The Department of Local Government has ordered the holding of elections to the local Municipal Council on any day between July 30 and August 6. The actual date will be fixed up by the Punjab Election Commission.

Dharna by Forest Dept staff
Panchkula, June 21
To press their pending demands, members of the Forest Department Labourers Union, Haryana, staged a dharna in front of the building of the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Haryana, in Sector 6 here yesterday.

Verka staff protest milk supply by pvt unit
Mohali, June 21
Members of the Ropar Cooperative Milk Producers Union and workers of the Verka milk plant held a protest late this evening against the supply of milk to consumers by a private contractor which was allegedly leading to its losses.

Patrol along Morni road intensified
Panchkula, June 21
The shocking incident in which a semi-naked body of a Mauli Jagran-based woman was found dumped in the forest area in Nada village on June 18 has forced the district police to reactivate naka at the intersection of the Panchkula-Morni road and the Panchkula-Naraingarh highway.

Pkl MC chief gheraoed
Panchkula, June 21
Residents of Sector 19, today gheraoed the Panchkula MC chief, Ms Manveer Kaur Gill, when she had gone there to review the development works taken up in the past couple of months here.

Train timings changed
Chandigarh, June 21
From July 1, the Chennai-Chandigarh-Dehradun-Link Express ( 2687/ 2688) will not touch Delhi. It will be diverted to run via Hazrat Nizamuddin-Gaziabad section.

 
CRIME

Jewellery worth Rs 3.5 lakh stolen
Chandigarh, June 21
Thieves decamped with gold jewellery worth Rs 3.5 lakh from a house in Sector 49 here.

Two arrested for rioting
Mohali, June 21
The police has arrested two persons on charges of rioting and causing hurt to some persons in Phase IX on June 6.

 
BUSINESS

Biz Clip
Trial date advanced
Chandigarh, June 21
The trial/interview date for issuance of sports gradation certificates has been advanced from June 29 to June 26.

 
EDUCATION

Race hots up for VC’s post
Chandigarh, June 21
With just a month left for the Panjab University Vice-Chancellor’s term to end, the race for the post is hotting up. Other than the initial list of about half a dozen contenders, the number of persons considered to be in the fray has now gone up considerably.

Disability education at INPA centre
Chandigarh, June 21
For those who want to work towards the education of children with disabilities, the city offers some unique courses.

PEC takes soft stance on 10 ousted students
Chandigarh, June 21
The Punjab Engineering College (PEC) Senate members yesterday decided to give another chance to 10 students who had been shown the door by the college for consistently showing poor performance.

Kuldip is PU sports panel chief
Chandigarh, June 21
Mr Kuldeep Singh, Principal, SGGS College, Sector 26, and Mrs Manjinder Kaur, Principal of Mata Ganga Khalsa College for Girls, Kottan (Ludhiana), have been elected as president and senior vice-president of the Panjab University Sports Committee (PUSC). Mr Satish Gandhi of DAV College has been elected vice-president.

Pathak opens PU fee counter
Chandigarh, June 21
Professor K.N. Pathak, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, inaugurated the university’s new fee counter equipped with the computer-printed receipt and free internet-banking facilities here today.

Press Club resonates with Punjabi pop

Chandigarh, June 21
The spirit and enthusiasm of the World Music Day permeated the ambience of the Chandigarh Press Club today as it hosted various cultural activities, including the release of an album, interaction with promising singers and upcoming music director Santokh Singh.


Children perform at the concluding function of a workshop at the Chandigarh Press Club on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Children perform at the concluding function of a workshop at the Chandigarh Press Club on Wednesday.

Tenure extended
Chandigarh, June 21
The Chandigarh Administration has extended the term of Dr Naresh, Mr Kamal Tewari and Mr Aditya Prakash, Chairpersons of the Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi, Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi and Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi, respectively, upto March 31, 2009.

 
SPORTS

Chandigarh win by 4 wickets
Chandigarh, June 21
A superb all-round performance by Vipul Chadha and Rohit Singh was instrumental in a 4-wicket victory by Chandigarh over Panchkula in the cricket match of the Haryana State Inter-District (under 19) league-cum-knockout tournament played on DAV School cricket ground here today.

Shilpa emerges tennis winner
Chandigarh, June 21
Shilpa Naruka gave a straight set defeat to Ravnoor Kaur (6-1,6-1) in the finals of the girls under- 14 category during the Hot Weather Tennis tournament held at CLTA Complex, Sector 10, here today.

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