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Weekend rain delights residents
Chandigarh, June 23
Western disturbances caused a heavy downpour in the city catching several officer-goers unaware. The 16 millimetres of rain, recorded by the metrological office, not only turned the mood of the Chandigarhians upbeat, but also threw normal life out of gear with trees getting uprooted and minor accidents taking place on city roads.
Youngsters enjoy the showers in Chandigarh on Friday Youngsters enjoy the showers in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune photo by Karam Singh


Two suicides in city
Married woman, BA-I student end life

Chandigarh, June 23

Two suicides were reported in the city today. In one of the incidents, a 24-year-old married woman ended her life at her Sector 32 residence early this morning. She was being allegedly harassed by her husband and in-laws to bring dowry. In the second incident, a 22-year-old youth allegedly hanged himself at his house in Sector 20.

‘Mentoring’ system to check absenteeism
Chandigarh, June 23
In a move to curb absenteeism among college students, the Chandigarh Administration is introducing a system of “mentoring” as opposed to “monitoring” in the government colleges in the city. In a recent meeting of the DPI (Colleges), UT, and college principals, the colleges were asked to implement the system from the coming session.

Passing thru
Mr Ravinder Zutshi, Deputy Managing Director Samsung India


MoD, UT Adm to barter land for airport expansion
Chandigarh, June 23
The Defence Ministry (MoD) and the Chandigarh Administration will be bartering land to pave way for the expansion of the Chandigarh airport for making it an international hub.

Apartment Act of other states to be studied
Chandigarh, June 23
The governing body meeting of “Chandigarh Perspectives” today decided to conduct a comparative study of the Apartment Act/Rules of other states viz-a-viz the Chandigarh Apartment Rules.

I am pained, Army chief’s wife tells Kohli’s widow
Chandigarh, June 23
Though the manner in which the Army handled Captain Sumit Kohli’s case and the callous treatment meted out to his family raised quite a few eyebrows, all is not lost yet.

Jain flays govt on rail link
Chandigarh, June 23
A former MP and the national convener of the legal cell of the BJP, Mr Satya Pal Jain, has criticised the Congress-led UPA government, especially the Railway Ministry, for not putting the newly-constructed Ludhiana-Chandigarh railway line to use.

3-year tenure for officers on public dealing posts
Chandigarh, June 23
On the directives of the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) on not posting officials on public dealing seats for more than three years, the Home Department of the Chandigarh Administration has directed the heads of all departments to comply with the instructions.

Road named after martyr Pal Singh
Dera Bassi, June 23
The Vice-Chairman of the Punjab State Industrial Development Corporation (PSIDC), Mr Deepinder Singh Dhillon, today inaugurated the “Shaheed Naib Subedar Pal Singh Marg” connecting Devi Nagar with Jawahar Pur village.

The PSIDC Vice-Chairman, Mr Deepinder Dhillon, inaugurates a road named after a martyr in Devi Nagar village in Patiala district. — A Tribune photograph
The PSIDC Vice-Chairman, Mr Deepinder Dhillon, inaugurates a road named after a martyr in Devi Nagar village in Patiala

Development centre inaugurated
Chandigarh, June 23
Development Centre of Outline Systems Inc, USA, was inaugurated by Mr S.K.Sandhu, Finance and IT Secretary, Chandigarh, here today. The development centre has been established at SPIC, IT arm of Punjab Engineering College.

A tree uprooted during the storm in Chandigarh on Friday
A tree uprooted during the storm in Chandigarh on Friday.—  A Tribune photograph

Servant verification campaign
Chandigarh, June 23
The Chandigarh police will hold a servant verification campaign in the various parts of the city on Saturday and Sunday. A spokesman of the Chandigarh police said camps would be held at beat boxes in Sector 22, 16, 7, 27, 28, 47, 34, 35, 38, 40 and Bapu Dham Colony.

Process to appoint CPOs begins
Mohali, June 23
The process of appointing community police officers (CPOs) has been started by the police. Meetings were being held with prominent persons of the town where problems were discussed and remedial measures suggested. Two such meetings were held today that were attended by senior police officers.

Loan camp for buying veggies
Chandigarh, June 23

With an objective to embarrass the ruling Congress at the Centre on the issue of soaring prices, the Punjab unit of the BJP today organised a camp in front of its office here to give loans to buy vegetables prices which have virtually hit the roof in the past few days.

Vineet Joshi and other leaders of the BJP's youth wing organise a loan camp for buying vegetables on Friday in Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph
Vineet Joshi and other leaders of the BJP's youth wing organise a loan camp for buying vegetables on Friday

Youth electrocuted
Mohali, June 23
A youth of Mataur village got electrocuted here today. It is reported that Nika Singh ( 20) died on the spot. His body was taken to the local Civil Hospital where he was declared as having been ''brought dead''.

MC’s new website address
Chandigarh, June 23
The name of the official website of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh has been changed from to, according to a press statement issued here today.


Sapna murder: police zeroes in on suspects
Panchkula, June 23
The district police claimed to have made a breakthrough in the Sapna murder case by zeroing on over six suspects today. Sources in the police disclosed that the suspects had been figured on the basis of telephone calls made and received from a mobile phone being used by Sapna, a resident of Mauli Jagran in Chandigarh.

Charas worth Rs 50,000 seized; 1 held
Panchkula, June 23
Tightening the noose around drug paddlers, the CIA staff of Haryana police nabbed Ashok Kumar, a resident of Chandimandir, and recovered 800gm of charas from his possession. The cost of the contraband is said to be around Rs 50,000 in the international market.

20 rounded up, 6 vehicles recovered
Mohali, June 23
The police has rounded up 20 persons and recovered six vehicles during a raid conducted at Jagatpura colony in the wee hours here today. Naunihal Singh, SSP, said in a press note that the raid was conducted under the supervision of Varinder Pal Singh, SP, City.

Gang of thieves busted
Panchkula, June 23
The police has claimed to busted arrested a gang of thieves active in the city for the past two months. Sources in the police disclosed that the gang of thieves had confessed over 12 thefts, robberies, and burglaries in and around the city.


Jet-Sahara deal collapse not to affect passengers: expert
Says flying and cabin crew career prospects bright
Chandigarh, June 23
The collapse of the mega deal to acquire Air Sahara by Jet Airways for Rs 2,300 crore will not affect the common passenger in any way as the air fares would continue to remain competitive, eminent aviation expert and Executive Director of the Kingfisher Airways, Mr Parvez Damania, said here today.


B.Ed test confusion due to “error” in prospectus
Chandigarh, June 23
Showing helplessness over the last minute change in the eligibility criteria of candidates appearing in the Joint BEd entrance test, Panjab University officials stated that it was the result of a “mistake” that had inadvertently crept in the prospectus.

Counselling schedule for admission to BA LLB, B.Pharm, BSc

Chandigarh, June 23
The first joint counselling schedule of CET-2006 for admission to five-year BA LLB (Hons.) integrated course and B.Pharmacy and BSc (Hons.) is as  follows:

Landran students picked by corporate giants
Mohali, June 23
Four top corporate giants Denso, a Japanese collaboration, Sterling Telecom and Netsystems Limited, QUIPO India’s only end to end equipment rental company and Coach Line Industries engaged in manufacture of rail coach components, visited Chandigarh Engineering College, Landran, for placements.

Students pick up brooms to maintain cleanliness
Chandigarh, June 23
Panjab University Students Union (PUSU) yesterday tried to draw the attention of the university authorities towards the abysmal condition of cleanliness at the Students’ Centre.

Course for English teachers from July 25
Chandigarh, June 23
The Regional Institute of English, Sector 32-C, Chandigarh, has invited applications for admission to its three-month post-graduate certificate course in the Teaching of English, which will start from July 25, a press note said here.

Abhey’s call to students
Chandigarh, June 23
“Students are the destiny of the country and they should work to strengthen our country”. This was stated by Haryana Olympic Association president, Mr Abhey Singh Chautala while addressing the state executive meeting of Chandigarh and Haryana unit of Indian National Students Organisation (INSO) here yesterday.

Frankfinn institute students selected
Chandigarh, June 23
As many as 30 students of Frankfinn Institute of Air Hostess Training have been selected as cabin crew and ground staff in domestic and international airlines over the past two months.

New PU office timings
Chandigarh, June 23
The working hours of the Panjab University’s administrative offices, including the construction office, the directorate of sports and the teaching/non-teaching departments would, from Monday to Friday, be: 9am to 5pm with break for lunch from 1.30 pm to 2 pm.


Qawwals perform at Urs-e-Mubarak at Dargah Lakhdata Lala Wala Pir at Phase 1, Mohali, on Thursday
Qawwals perform at Urs-e-Mubarak at Dargah Lakhdata Lala Wala Pir at Phase 1, Mohali, on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Classical music under strain: Shanti Sharma
Chandigarh, June 23
‘‘Indian classical music has preserved its traditional purity and historical continuity since the ages," maintains eminent classical vocalist Shanthi Sharma, who is in town to perform for the Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademy concert tomorrow. Talking to The Tribune, Shanthi Sharma , the foremost proponent of the Indore gharana style of gayaki propounded by the legendary Ustad Amir Khan Saheb, shared her views on the internal and external stresses affecting the classical art realms, especially safeguarding our rich cultural heritage and the contemporary music scene.


2 more HIV/AIDS centres for city
20 condom vending machines to be installed at public places
Chandigarh, June 23
Chandigarh is poised to become the national leader in HIV/AIDS prevention activities with the proposed induction of two more counselling and HIV testing facilities. These additional facilities will be provided at Community Health Centre, Sector 22 and ESI Hospital.


Football stadium cries for attention
Chandigarh, June 23
When the city is obsessed with the football fever, it seems as if this fever has hardly touched the governing officials of Chandigarh Sports Department. The reasoning is quite simple but a matter of great concern. The football stadium, built in the heart of City Beautiful, Sector 17, with a motive to train local football players, is in a state of great neglect and is totally unfit to hold any national level championship.
The abandoned gymnasium.

The abandoned gymnasium. — A Tribune photograph

Himachal CC win
Chandigarh, June 23
A superb bowling spell by Prince (5 for 10) and Balvinder (3 for 15) enabled Himachal Cricket Club to beat Cricket Academy-37 by 40 runs in the last league match of the first Hot Weather Triangular Series u-12 Cricket Tournament played at the Stepping Stones School grounds, Sector 37 here today.


Motorists on 15-day notice
Chandigarh, June 23
The Chandigarh Traffic Police informed the motorists to display the registration number plates of the vehicles as per the rules about the size of numbers and letters within 15 days.

4,033 challaned in 10 days
Chandigarh, June 23
During its special campaign to check violation of traffic rules, the Chandigarh traffic police challaned 4,033 motorists, besides impounding 183 vehicles, during the past 10 days.

Sec 17 to have more space for shoppers
Paid parking areas to be no-parking zones 
Chandigarh, June 23
People will have to wait longer before the main shopping centre, Sector 17, is made an exclusive commercial centre. A move by the Administration to shift government offices out of Sector 17 has been shelved for the time being. The proposal is aimed at decongesting the area, said a senior official.



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