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A day of development plans
UT’s rural roadmap
Chandigarh, June 6
Setting a deadline for the completion of various community-based public utility projects in UT villages by December 31, the Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd), makes it clear to village sarpanches that the law is paramount for him and there will be no discretion or preferential treatment to anyone in the implementation of Chandigarh Capital Periphery Act.

Cops out to nail land mafia
Chandigarh, June 6
The Chandigarh police has initiated a drive against the “land mafia” indulging in illegal construction and land use in violation of the Punjab New Capital (Periphery) Control Act, 1952.

Nod to P’kula extension
Panchkula, June 6
Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda gave his approval to the Panchkula extension-II township development plan along the Panchkula-Barwala highway at a meeting of the state-level committee of the town and country planning department here today.

Punjab board class XII results
Mohali, the laggard
Mohali, June 6
Proximity to Chandigarh, the education hub of the region, has not helped students of neighbouring Mohali to make a mark in the Punjab School Education Board class XII results.
Neelam, 2nd in Mohali


Neelam, 2nd in Mohali

Navjot Kanwar, who topped Mohali district in the class XII examination of the Punjab School Education Board, flanked by her family members at their residence in Sector 22, Chandigarh Navjot Kanwar, who topped Mohali district in the class XII examination of the Punjab School Education Board, flanked by her family members at their residence in Sector 22, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.
— A Tribune photograph





EARLIER STORIES

Milk time: A white tiger cub enjoys its evening diet at Chhatbir Zoo
Milk time:
A white tiger cub enjoys its evening diet at Chhatbir Zoo on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik
Human skeleton found near IT Park
Chandigarh, June 6
A human skeleton was found from the jungle area near IT Park, this afternoon. Deputy superintendent of police (East) Davinder Thakur said the skeleton was found by a person who then informed the police.

Sec 7 resident found dead
Chandigarh, June 6
Ram Kumar Gupta a resident of Sector 7 (F-1743, first floor), was found dead in his house this evening. At around 9:30 pm, his neighbours realised that he had not emerged from his house since morning.

CRPF man attempts suicide
Chandigarh, June 6
Thirtyfour-year-old Sukhdev Singh, a CRPF personnel from Ludhiana, today attempted suicide by consuming some tablets at Gate No. 2 of Panjab University. Police sources said Sukhdev went up to Dilip Singh, a securityman posted at the gate, and asked for water.

COMMUNITY

200 illegal structures demolished
Chandigarh, June 6
More than 200 illegal structures of Colony No. IV were demolished in a major drive carried out by the municipal corporation, in collaboration with the estate office. The drive was carried out peacefully with the help of more than 200 policemen and under the supervision of MCC secretary P.K. Sharma, MCC tehsildar Satish Chandra, and tehsildar estate office D.S. Balouria.

The MCC carries out a demolition drive in Colony No. IV, Chandigarh
The MCC carries out a demolition drive in Colony No. IV, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Roads in need of repairs
Chandigarh, June 6
Driving on city roads is no more a delight. Ill-maintained roundabouts spotted with mounds and uneven humps have emerged as permanent trouble spots for drivers.

A potholed roundabout of Sectors 27, 28, 29 and 30 with stones scattered on it speaks about the deteriorating condition of Chandigarh roads.
— Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

A potholed roundabout of Sectors 27, 28, 29 and 30 with stones scattered on it speaks about the deteriorating condition of Chandigarh roads

Direct Mohali-Dera Bassi bus service still a dream
Dera Bassi, June 6
Over 100 villages of Dera Bassi subdivision are virtually being denied direct connectivity from the district headquarters of Mohali. Over one year after Mohali was carved out as a separate district, the direct bus service from Mohali to Dera Bassi and other strategic townships of Zirakpur and Lalru still eludes the residents putting them to a lot inconvenience, residents rue.

On his birthday
Youth dies in mishap
Chandigarh, June 6
Mohali youngster Jaspreet lost his life on his 26th birthday in a fatal accident that took place on the road dividing Sectors 52 and 53, late last night. Just as his family and friends were getting ready to wish him, the news of Jaspreet’s untimely death came crashing in.

Mohali fire
Traders seek relief, MC fresh inquiry
Mohali, June 6
A march was organised by shopkeepers of the Janata Market here today, who also gathered outside the office of the deputy commissioner and presented a memorandum. Harmanpreet Singh, vice-president of the civic body, went along with the shopkeepers to the office of the deputy commissioner to present the memorandum.

City to get biggest ‘auto pond’
Chandigarh, June 6
Chandigarh is all set to have the biggest-ever “auto pond” with the capacity of accommodating 2,000 vehicles. The local police has already been allotted land by the municipal corporation of Chandigarh in the city’s industrial area for the purpose.

RLA to get more tech savvy
Chandigarh, June 6
“In order to harness the benefits of technology, the Registering and Licensing Authority (RLA), is all set to launch the ‘Sarathi’ software in its office, later this month," said deputy commissioner R.K. Rao, here today.

Rising temperatures could lead to floods, drought: Expert
Chandigarh, June 6
“Temperatures in India could rise by 6 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, causing flooding of its entire coast line besides creating severe drought conditions in the rest of the country”, says Madhav Mehra, chairman of the World Council for Corporate Governance.

Reliving freedom struggle
Chandigarh, June 6
The National Gallery of Portraits had a special visitor today. Emerging from the shadows of his past, 89-year-old Piara Singh Sandhu broke a long-held silence on the freedom struggle, his love for Ghadarites and his association with the great Indian Naval Revolt of 1946.

For him, watching the Ghadarites come alive in panels was like reliving a traumatic past where insistence for freedom meant death

Piara Singh Sandhu
Piara Singh Sandhu

UT to organise quiz on freedom struggle
Chandigarh, June 6
The Chandigarh Administration will organise a quiz on the national freedom struggle on June 16 at the National Gallery of Portraits, an official press release said here today. Being organised as part of the ongoing "My Chandigarh campaign”, this quiz will be open for students of classes 8th to 10th.

Tributes paid to Gandhi in Lebanon
Chandigarh, June 6
The Sector Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon and several local dignitaries were among those who joined Indian peacekeepers in paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi in the strife-torn state.

Fauji Beat
Don’t discard low medical category soldiers
The Comptroller and Auditor General in its recent report has said that the Army is holding excessive manpower of personnel below officer rank, which is putting an additional financial burden on the exchequer.

The Military World Games mascot ‘Bravo’ with schoolchildren at Rajpath in New Delhi.
The Military World Games mascot ‘Bravo’ with schoolchildren at Rajpath in New Delhi

 
CRIME

Pick-pocket caught red-handed
Chandigarh, June 6
A Mani Majra resident was caught red-handed while allegedly picking pocket in Sector 22. He, however, handed over the wallet to his children who managed to flee from there during the commotion.

Remand for double murder accused
Panchkula, June 6
Prime accused in the double murder case of Maj Gen K.C. Dhingra (retd) and his wife Sangeeta in Sector 25, Anand Kindo and his accomplice Rajan Gond were today brought to the city. They were arrested from Ahmednagar in Madhya Pradesh with the help of the local police.


Prime accused Anand Kindo (left) and his accomplice Rajan Gond in police custody in Panchkula on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh

Prime accused Anand Kindo (left) and his accomplice Rajan Gond in police custody in Panchkula

Family of six dupes Sector 22 traders
Chandigarh, June 6
A group of six persons pretending to be the members of a family has been on a “mission”, fleecing footwear shop owners in Sector 22 with fake currency notes. The police said they had counterfeit notes of Rs 500 denomination.

 
BUSINESS

I-mint cards launched

Chandigarh, June 6
Loyalty Solutions and Research Limited, funded by the ICICI venture focusing on enhancing customer experience through loyalty and reward points, today launched i-mint cards in the city. These cards, which already have 1.5 million subscribers across six cities, transact across business categories like telecom, banking and retail.                                                                    
Vijay Bobba

Vijay Bobba

Workshop on biomass power generation
Chandigarh, June 6
A seminar-cum-workshop on co-generation and biomass power generation was organised by the Punjab Energy Development Agency here today. The seminar, sponsored by the ministry of new and renewable energy, was inaugurated by M.P. Singh, secretary (science, technology, environment and non-conventional energy).

 
EDUCATION

City colleges begin admissions
Chandigarh, June 6
While it is too early for colleges to be abuzz with activity, the number of students trickling in at the city’s colleges is gradually picking up in view of the ongoing sale of admission forms. As always, colleges are witnessing a huge rush this year as well.

Students go through application forms at one of the colleges in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan


Students go through application forms at one of the colleges in Chandigarh

Admissions
Students get helping hand
Chandigarh, June 6
The Panjab University campus is abuzz once again with freshers trickling in for admissions. The two main student organisations have inaugurated their guidance camps to add life to the closed campus.

School heads appointed public information officers
Chandigarh, June 6
The Chandigarh Administration has appointed all principals, headmasters and headmistresses of government model senior secondary schools, senior secondary schools, model high schools, high schools and middle schools and principals of all privately managed (government-aided schools) as central public information officers under the Right to Information Act, 2005, with immediate effect.

Basota elected school assn head
Chandigarh, June 6
J.S Basota, principal of GMSSS- 47 and Saroj Mittal, principal of GMSSS -40 have been elected president and vice- president,respectively,of the UT school heads welfare association unanimously at a general body meeting of the UT school principal and heads held here today.

Workshop on agricultural biotechnology today
Chandigarh, June 6
The Punjab State Council for Science and Technology, in collaboration with the ministry of environment and forests and the international service for acquisition of agri-biotech applications, will organise a media workshop on agricultural biotechnology at the Chandigarh Press Club tomorrow.

COURTS

Sexual Assault Case
Defence counsel withdraws from court
Chandigarh, June 6
The general court martial trying a major at Tibri for allegedly molesting a woman officer took a new twist when the defence counsel, Col P N Chaturvedi (retd), withdrew himself from the court. The accused is now facing the court without a defending officer and a defence counsel.

 
SPORTS

AITA Series
Mandeep enters semis
Chandigarh, June 6
The AITA Super Series Tennis Tournament spotted its semi-finalists in the boys’ and girls’ under-14 and under-16 sections at the CLTA courts, Sector 10, here today.

Orissa player Seeulee Upadhaya in action during a quarterfinal match in the AITA series at the CLTA, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan


Orissa player Seeulee Upadhaya in action during a quarterfinal match in the AITA series at the CLTA, Sector 10, Chandigarh

Cricket
Chandigarh enter semis
Chandigarh, June 6
Chandigarh entered the semifinals after beating Poorvanchal by 68 runs in the All-India Thirty Overs Cricket Tournament being held at Hoshiarpur. Chandigarh captain Girish Bhanot won the toss and elected to bat. Raghav Sharma (43) and Vikramjit Singh Saini (28) made a solid start by putting on 83 runs in nine overs. 

Vivek High beat Shemrock
Chandigarh, June 6
Vivek High Asian Cricket Academy thrashed Shemrock Cricket School Academy by 8 wickets in the second match of Hot Weather Twenty20 Cricket Cup at Vivek High School, Sector 38, here, today.

Subeer shines in MCA win
Mohali, June 6
Masterly knock by Subeer Hayer (58 off 47 balls) and a five-wicket haul by right-arm leg spinner Jasinder (5 for 17) enabled Mohali Cricket Academy (MCA) to defeat Ropar Cricket Academy (RCA) by 57 runs in a league match of the triangular cricket tournament played at MCA ground, Mohali, here, today.

Billiards
Lilly blossoms
Chandigarh, June 6
International player Dharmendra Lilly won the top honours in the Asia Billiards 9 Ball Pool Open Prize Money Tournament beating Rajat Khaneja 11-6 at Asia Billiards, Sector 34, today.

Som Parkash is volleyball panel chief
Mohali, June 6
IAS Som Parkash has been unanimously elected as the president of the Chandigarh Volleyball Association at a meeting at PUDA Bhawan, here, today.


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