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Grid fault has residents sweating buckets
Mohali, June 14
Damage in the power network today disrupted the supply to some areas, including parts of Chandigarh, forcing thousands of residents to sweat in the heat.

Decomposed body of youth found
Raipur Rani, June 14
A 24-year-old boy’s decomposed and mutilated body was found buried in a field in Garhi village near here today. The boy, identified as Ram Kumar, was an electrician working with a motorcycle agency.
Family members and relatives mourn the death of Ram Kumar at Garhi village in Raipur Rani, Panchkula, on Thursday.
Family members and relatives mourn the death of Ram Kumar at Garhi village in Raipur Rani, Panchkula, on Thursday. — Tribune photos by Malkiat Singh

Going overseas for underpasses
Officials may retire before project starts
Chandigarh, June 14
The Chandigarh administration is sending the finance secretary and the chief engineer to study underpasses in Brussels, Begium.

Thieves strike at mayor’s house, steal cash
Chandigarh, June 14
For a gang of daring thieves neither the fear of God or the mayor proved to be a deterrent as they broke into a room in the mayor’s house where Guru Granth Sahib was kept and decamped with Rs 4,280





EARLIER STORIES

Shot down by poor hospitality
Mohali, June 14
Unhygienic food, sleepless nights and shortage of ammunition have marred the enthusiasm of the national and international-level shooters participating in an ongoing shooting camp at Mohali Shooting Range, Phase 6, here. 
Around 50 shooters are participating in the 24-day camp, being organised by the Punjab Rifle Shooting Association (PRSA). Narrating their plight, shooters claim that tasteless food is being served to them at the camp. “Many a time, we find it hard to identify the vegetable even after eating it. Prisoners get better food than us,” says a national-level shooter, on the condition of anonymity


COMMUNITY

State of Colleges
GC-46 presents picture of neglect
Chandigarh, June 14
Government College-46 seems to be nobody’s baby if upkeep and maintenance is any indication. The college, which beckons all with its massive campus and vast playground, presents a picture of neglect at present. Once a lush green ground, which groomed many sportspersons, is now crying for attention. 

100 donate blood
Chandigarh, June 14
Employees of The Markfed Blood Trust, in association with the department of immunohaemotology and blood transfusion, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, organised a blood donation camp and an on-the-spot poster and slogan competition, here today. Around 100 employees donated blood. The camp was conducted by a team from GMCH, headed by Dr Ravneet Kaur.
Employees of Markfed donate blood on the occasion of World Blood Donors Day in Chandigarh on Thursday.
Employees of Markfed donate blood on the occasion of World Blood Donors Day in Chandigarh on Thursday.—A Tribune photograph

Violators of noise norms, watch out
Sound permission info to go online
Chandigarh, June 14
Violators of the Noise Pollution Act, beware! Residents troubled by blaring loudspeakers in their neighbourhood will soon be able to know whether “sound permission” has been sought from the designated officers.

Govt houses in poor shape: BJP
Chandigarh, June 14
The BJP has demanded that the committee set up by the UT administration should examine the “fitness and strength” of various buildings in Chandigarh in the wake of the Sector 26 tragedy.

PU declares results
Panjab University has declared the results of the following examinations: MSc (honours) II semester human genomics; MSc (honours) IV semester in human genomics; BSc (honours) I physics; BSc (honours) II mathematics; post MSc course in accelerator I semester held in January 2007; MA II semester sociology. The results are available in the respective departments
Leader of opposition in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha Rajinder Kaur Bhattal and other Congress leaders present a sword to British high commissioner Michael Arthur in Chandigarh.
Leader of opposition in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha Rajinder Kaur Bhattal and other Congress leaders present a sword to British high commissioner Michael Arthur in Chandigarh.—A Tribune photograph

Civic amenities elude Harmilap Nagar
Zirakpur, June 14
The woes of residents of Harmilap Nagar, Phase II, adjoining Panchkula, seem to be never-ending, as the Zirakpur Nagar Panchayat has dragged its feet for providing basic amenities in the area.

Selja to visit P’kula on June 16
Panchkula, June 14
Selja will be visiting the city on June 16. She will inaugurate a tubewell at Jalouli, Barwala, and will be attending a public meeting there.

‘Mandir goes commercial’
Chandigarh, June 14
Residents of Sector 30-B have complained to the deputy commissioner that the site allotted to Shiv Shakti Mandir in the sector was being used to run commercial activity.
A devotee displays his skills in ‘gatka’ at a nagar kirtan taken out on the occasion of martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev in Mohali on Thursday
A devotee displays his skills in ‘gatka’ at a nagar kirtan taken out on the occasion of martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev in Mohali on Thursday. —Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Mercury drops by 2.8°C
Chandigarh, June 14
It continued to rain for the second day in a row, with the city recording another heartening spell of rainfall at 18 mm. Yesterday, it had rained 32.6 mm, the highest in this region. Today’s pre-monsoon showers were also heavy, by all standards.

4 bidders for GPS in buses
Chandigarh, June 14
To install the global positioning system (GPS) and public information service (PIS) in local buses and bus queue shelters, the authorities have decided to call four bidders on the recommendation of a technical committee.

Thank you donors: Birthday boy
Chandigarh, June 14
Rajit will celebrate his twelfth birthday tomorrow. This will be his “real birthday” as Rajit has started growing like other children his age after a surgery at the PGI last year.

Nagar kirtan held

Chandigarh, June 14
A nagar kirtan, led by the panj piaras, was held today to mark the martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev here. The procession was organised by sector gurdwara sehyog committees.

A nagar kirtan being taken out to mark the martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan


A nagar kirtan being taken out to mark the martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev in Chandigarh on Thursday.

Tips for safe driving
To be safe , you need to be fully alert and attentive while driving. This means you must develop : the good habit of keeping a lookout for other vehicles and road users. giving yourself enough time to react to situations by looking well ahead. Being focussed on the job at hand and that is - driving safely! Knowing your required position and speed on the road and understanding the actions of other road users.


 
CRIME

3 held on kidnap charge
Chandigarh, June 14
A high drama of kidnapping of a Sector 41-based travel agent, Manjeet Singh, ended late in the evening with the arrest of three persons from Kharar today.

Two held for selling hypothecated vehicle
Mohali, June 14
The police has arrested two persons allegedly involved in selling hypothecated vehicles by preparing fake documents.

One more held in double murder case
Panchkula, June 14
The CIA staff today arrested Sandhya, first wife of Anand Kindo, prime accused in the double murder case of Maj Gen K.C. Dhingra and his wife.

Accused nabbed within 12 hrs of robbery
Chandigarh, June 14
A rickshaw-puller was arrested by the local police yesterday within 12 hours of robbing a man in Sector 17 late last night.

Constable hit by rash rider
Chandigarh, June 14
In a hit-and-run accident, a constable of the Chandigarh Police was seriously hurt after a reckless motorcyclist banged into his motorcycle near Electricity Colony in Sector 53. The constable, Vijayander Singh, is admitted at the PGI with a neck injury, said the police.


 
BUSINESS

CII plans rural biz hubs
Chandigarh, June 14
“Thrust on building people, agriculture, sustainability and inclusiveness at the state level will be our key priorities for the year ahead,” Deep Kapuria, newly elected chairman of CII (northern region), said here today.

Conversion
Industrialists a peeved lot

Chandigarh, June 14
Industrialists who opted for conversion in Industrial Area are a peeved lot alleging that a majority of the maps have not been approved more than six months after the conversion was allowed in a majority of the cases.

Booths for Janta Market traders
GMADA defers draw of lots
Mohali, June 14
The GMADA has indefinitely postponed the draw of lots for the allotment of booths to the shopkeepers of the Janata Market which got destroyed in a major fire on June 1. The draw was to be conducted tomorrow.

Real estate agents form body
Panchkula, June 14
The Northern Real Estate Welfare Organisation was formed to resolve the grievances of real estate agents of Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh.


 
EDUCATION

Goldy Case
PUSU questions VC

Chandigarh, June 14
Members of the Punjab University Students’ Union (PUSU) submitted a questionnaire to the PU vice-chancellor regarding what they felt was the “callous attitude” of the authorities over the issue of impersonation case involving Panjab University Campus Students’ chief Dalvir Singh Goldy.

US varsity comes calling
Chandigarh, June 14
To acquire a foreign professional degree, one doesn’t need to go to foreign shores as more and more foreign universities are opening up their campuses here and facilitating education abroad. Western International University based in Phoenix, USA, in collaboration with Modi Apollo International Group, is offering management courses on its campus in New Delhi for students of the region. This was announced at a press conference here today.
Anukul Agrawal, COO, Modi Group, and Colonel Dhindsa, director, AJA Worldwide Educational Services, at a press conference in Chandigarh on Thursday.
Anukul Agrawal, COO, Modi Group, and Colonel Dhindsa, director, AJA Worldwide Educational Services, at a press conference in Chandigarh on Thursday. —A Tribune photograph

PU Clash
No headway yet
SOPU demands fair probe
Chandigarh, June 14
The local police is yet to make any headway in the arrest of a group of men involved in the clash that left a student seriously injured at Panjab University yesterday.

Activists of SOPU on their way to meet UT IGP S.K Jain at the police headquarters in Sector 9, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph


Activists of SOPU on their way to meet UT IGP S.K Jain at the police headquarters in Sector 9, Chandigarh, on Thursday.

Another reappear chance
Chandigarh, June 14
In view of its diamond jubilee celebrations, Panjab University will give a special chance to all those who want to clear their re-appear/compartment cases and have not availed the chance in April, 2007. This will include those cases pending in the courts between April, 1989, and April, 2006, for B.A./BSc/ BCom/BBA/BCA/Prak Shastri/BSc (home science) and MA examinations between April, 1992, and April, 2006.


 
CULTURE

Singing contest
Chandigarh, June 14
The Yaadgar-e-Rafi Society, Chandigarh, is holding the first round of the singing competition for the best singer award in male and female categories for senior participants above 18 years of age on June 24, 2007 at Punjab Kala Bhavan, Sector 16, Chandigarh, at 8.00 am.

Girish Karnad’s 'Hayavadan' staged
Chandigarh, June 14
The Sandli Pairan Kala Kendra staged a play, 'Hayavadan', in collaboration with the department of public relations and culture affairs, at the Tagore theatre, here today. 


HEALTH

Doctors deserting GMCH for moolah
Chandigarh, June 14
The authorities of Government Medical College and Hospital, (GMCH), Sector 32, are in for tough days ahead if the resignation of doctors is any indication.

ESI Scheme extended
Chandigarh, June 14
The Employees State Insurance (ESI) Scheme has been extended to certain villages in Patiala district.


 
SPORTS

Korfball Tourney
Chandigarh to face Andhra Pradesh

Chandigarh, June 14
Host Chandigarh will face Andhra Pradesh in the quarterfinal match of the Sub-Junior National Korfball Championship at the Panjab University campus here. In their last league fixture, Chandigarh thrashed Jharkhand 14-1. 

AITA Series
Local player Raghav Singhal in finals
Chandigarh, June 14
Local player Raghav Singhal and fifth seed from Haryana Suraj Beniwal set up a title clash in the boys’ u-16 singles during the ongoing AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament at the CLTA courts, Sector 16, here.

A player in action during the AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament at the CLTA courts, Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Thursday. —Tribune photo vy Pradeep Tewari


A player in action during the AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament at the CLTA courts, Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Thursday.

Swimming competition on June 17
Chandigarh, June 14
Lake Sports Complex is organising an ‘Apex Aquatic Competition’ on June 17 at the swimming pool on its premises, here. The competition, which is being sponsored by Apex Event Management Company, begins at 7 am.

 

LCC win by 5 wickets

Chandigarh, June 14

Link Cricket Club (LCC) defeated Professional Cricket Club (PCC) by five wickets in a rain-curtailed match during the Hot Weather Cricket Tournament at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium, here today.

An LCC bowler celebrates after claiming a wicket in a match of the Hot Weather Cricket Tournament, held at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium in Chandigarh on Thursday.
An LCC bowler celebrates after claiming a wicket in a match of the Hot Weather Cricket Tournament, held at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium in Chandigarh on Thursday. —Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Tennis players clinch gold in athletics
Chandigarh, June 14
Local tennis players Pawan Kapoor and Amitabh Singh have made the city proud by clinching gold at the 28th National Veteran Athletics Championship, held at the Sree Kanteerana Stadium, Bangalore, from June 8 to June 10.


ADMINISTRATION

Elevation of status

Zirakpur upgraded to MC

Zirakpur, June 14
In a decision that has raised hopes of realtors and residents about more development in Zirakpur, one of the fastest developing towns of Punjab, the Punjab Government has approved the municipal council status for the township.

GOODBYE CHAOS? Problems like traffic snarls may be a thing of the past with Zirakpur getting municipal council status.
GOODBYE CHAOS? Problems like traffic snarls may be a thing of the past with Zirakpur getting municipal council status. —A Tribune photograph 

Admin moots review of building laws
Chandigarh, June 14
The Chandigarh administration plans to review rules allowing modifications inside the plot area, including adequate provision for parking and residential facilities for domestic help, and disallowing commercial exploitation through subdivision of buildings into apartments.

 



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