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Health on mind
Admin to hire pvt super-specialists

Chandigarh, June 15
In an important development, the health department of the Chandigarh administration has decided to hire private super-specialists, including cardiologists, neurologists, pulmonists and endocrinologists for better healthcare of the patients in the UT.

Glam Factory

Film stars Minissha Lamba and Parmeet Sethi were in Chandigarh to shoot for Meghna Gulzar’s ‘Dus Kahaniyan’ on Friday. Film stars Minissha Lamba and Parmeet Sethi were in Chandigarh to shoot for Meghna Gulzar’s ‘Dus Kahaniyan’ on Friday.
Film stars Minissha Lamba and Parmeet Sethi were in Chandigarh to shoot for Meghna Gulzar’s ‘Dus Kahaniyan’ on Friday. — Tribune photos by Manoj Mahajan

Home loan at 8.5 pc
Members of coop societies strike gold
Chandigarh, June 15
Members of the cooperative house building societies are in for bonanza. While private banks are charging rate of interest as high as 11 per cent per annum on house building loans, the Chandigarh State Federation of Cooperative House Building Societies (Housefed), an apex body of the cooperative house building societies, is offering loan to members of all cooperative house building societies at a rate of 8.5 per cent per annum on fixed rate.








EARLIER STORIES

An illegally-extended portion of a house in Indira Colony, Maini Majra. Will the Chandigarh administration ask such violators to adhere to the structural safety of their houses? UT to make regular checks of public buildings
Chandigarh June 15
The Chandigarh administration today decided that all buildings, where public congregations take place, would be checked on regular intervals for their structural stability.

An illegally-extended portion of a house in Indira Colony, Maini Majra. Will the Chandigarh administration ask such violators to adhere to the structural safety of their houses? — A Tribune photograph

Temperature cools by 7.2 °C
Chandigarh, June 15
With rains continuing to lash the city for the fourth day in a row, generally the hot June is turning out to be pleasant and cool. The maximum temperature declined by a record 7.2°C as compared to yesterday.

The police holds a flag march on the Panjab University campus on Friday in the wake of a clash between activists of two student organisations. Flag march on PU campus
Chandigarh, June 15
Two days after a student was seriously hurt in a clash between activists of two student organisations at Panjab University, the Chandigarh police today carried out a flag march on the campus.


The police holds a flag march on the Panjab University campus on Friday in the wake of a clash between activists of two student organisations. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Plot to kill Bhaniarawala; two arrested
SSP Mohali with the accused Gurcharan Singh and Swaranjit Singh in Mohali on Friday.Mohali, June 15
Skeletons from the days of terrorism tumbled out today when the son of a former terrorist leading a gang of dacoits today revealed that he was collecting cash to buy weapons to kill Baba Piara Singh Bhaniarawala. Guracharan Singh, son of slain terrorist Sangat Singh Bawani, a leader of the Bhindarewale Tiger Force, and his accomplice Swaranjit Singh, a Youth Akali Dal (Badal) leader from Ropar have been arrested for plotting the murder of Bhaniarawala.

SSP Mohali with the accused Gurcharan Singh and Swaranjit Singh in Mohali on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Historically, turbaned Bhagat is the real Bhagat
The famous group picture of the Dramatics Club members taken at National College Lahore in 1921-22, which gives away the best details on Bhagat's real personality.Official biographer tells why
Chandigarh, June 15
Now that Bhagat Singh’s appearance has become an issue, history must speak for itself. And the first thing it tells us is that appearance was the last thing on Bhagat’s mind.

The famous group picture of the Dramatics Club members taken at National College Lahore in 1921-22, which gives away the best details on Bhagat's real personality.

COMMUNITY


Tribune lensmen win laurels

The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India, in association with the Alpha Foundation, recently organised a photography contest on World Environment Day. These three entries sent by The Tribune lensmen won prizes.
Photo by Malkiat Singh

The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India, in association with the Alpha Foundation, recently organised a photography contest on World Environment Day. These three entries sent by The Tribune lensmen won prizes.
Photo by Vinay Malik

The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India, in association with the Alpha Foundation, recently organised a photography contest on World Environment Day. These three entries sent by The Tribune lensmen won prizes.
Photo by Parvesh Chauhan

The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India, in association with the Alpha Foundation, recently organised a photography contest on World Environment Day. These three entries sent by The Tribune lensmen won prizes.

Ghaggar unsafe, but people ignore warning
Panchkula, June 15
The public is a law unto itself and the staff at the Ghaggar control room know it more than anybody else. With the Ghaggar recording its highest discharge of the season at over 21,000 cusecs water yesterday, they are unsuccessfully trying to keep people from going down to the river bed.

MC okays augmentation of streetlights
Chandigarh, June 15
The electricity committee of the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, at its meeting held here today, approved various development works for providing streetlights in the city, including augmentation of streetlights on the V-5 road in Sector 7-B and C.

A date with stars
Chandigarh, June 15
Friday proved to be a lucky day for Chandigarhians. After the morning showers, it was raining celebrities in the city. Actress Minissha Lamba, who caught everyone’s eye with her innocent smile and girl-next-door looks in her debut film ‘Yahan’, was in the city in connection with the ongoing shooting of Meghna Gulzar’s, ‘Dus Kahaniyan’, a short film based on Kartar Singh Duggal’s novel.

Tips for safe driving
Awareness of collision factors

Safe driving requires you to be fully aware of factors which create accidents. You should bear in mind: Planning ahead to prevent last-minute reactions Driving at the correct speed and leaving enough distance to react.

Security up after bomb hoax
Chandigarh, June 15
The Chandigarh police today launched a special checking drive and intensify patrolling in and around bus stands, the railway station and busy places in the city following a bomb hoax call.

Retired officers celebrate raising day
Retired officers celebrate the raising day of the Assam Regiment at the DSOI, Sector 36, Chandigarh, on Friday. Chandigarh, June 15
Keeping alive the spirit of camaraderie, retired officers of the Assam Regiment assembled at the Defence Services Officers’ Institute here to observe the regiment’s 66th raising day here today.

Retired officers celebrate the raising day of the Assam Regiment at the DSOI, Sector 36, Chandigarh, on Friday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Ensure safety of scribes, Pak Prez urged
Chandigarh, June 15
A delegation of the Chandigarh chapter of Indian Media Centre today submitted a memorandum to the Pakistan President through the Punjab Governor to express its concern over the increasing dangers faced by journalists in Pakistan. The memorandum asked the Pakistan government to ensure safety and security of journalists and media organisations.

Letters
Disaster in waiting
The two tragedies - fire in Colony No. 5 and roof collapse in the grain market, Sector 26, have failed to draw the administration’s attention despite numerous representations made by different market associations.

IAF workshop
Chandigarh, June 15
A three-day training workshop on financial management software for Air Force personnel from various IAF establishments in the northern sector concluded at the Air Force Station, High Grounds, today.

 
CRIME

2 commit suicide
Chandigarh, June 15
A man and a woman ended their lives by hanging in carious parts of the city today. The police said both victims were suffering from depression. Sources in the Sector 34 police station said 66-year-old Mewa Singh hanged himself using a cable from the parapet of the second floor of his residence in Sector 32 here this evening.

Boy dies in hit-&-run case
Chandigarh, June 15
In hit-and-run case, a 16-year-old boy was crushed to death by a speeding vehicle on the road dividing Sectors 23 and 24 late on Thursday night. In another incident, a man was injured after falling from a bus.

Bootleggers arrested
Lalru, June 15
The police today arrested two liquor smugglers and seized 228 bottles of liquor from them near Handesra village.

 
BUSINESS

Cooperative bank branch opened
Chandigarh, June 15
A branch of Chandigarh State Cooperative Bank Ltd was inaugurated at Dhanas village by the deputy commissioner-cum-registrar, cooperative societies, R.K. Rao, here today.


 
EDUCATION

State of Colleges
Worn-out grounds cry for attention
Chandigarh, June 15
This alma mater of many-an-eminent pass-outs is ailing. While overgrown grass dots the entire campus of the Government College For Girls, Sector 11, the biggest disadvantage comes from it’s being disabled-unfriendly with no ramps anywhere in the building.

Wild growth at a playground in Government College for Girls, Sector 11, Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Wild growth at a playground in Government College for Girls, Sector 11, Chandigarh.

Students of the Institute for the Blind, Sector 26, Chandigarh, in a jubilant mood after excelling in the Class X examination. Nothing holds them back
Chandigarh, June 15
In the visual-centric universe of humans, no set-back is greater than the lack of this precious faculty. But the brave young spirits of the Institute of Blind make light of this impediment and surpass others far more privileged.

Students of the Institute for the Blind, Sector 26, Chandigarh, in a jubilant mood after excelling in the Class X examination. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

COURTS

Kidnap
Police remand for 3
Chandigarh, June 15
A local court today remanded all three accused, including a woman, of kidnapping a Sector 41 resident in one-day police custody.

 
SPORTS

AITA Series
Raghav, Jaspreet steal the thunder
Chandigarh, June 15
Raghav Singhal of Chandigarh defeated Suraj Beniwal in straight sets (6-3, 6-2) in the boys’ under-16 final of the AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament at the centre court of the CLTA stadium, Sector 10, here today.

Inter-District Cricket
Vijay fashions Panchkula win
Panchkula, June 15
Superb bowling display by medium-pacer Vijay Kumar enabled Panchkula district register a 23-run win over Bhiwani and enter the last-four stage of the league phase of the Haryana State Inter-District (under-19) Cricket Championship.

Olympic bhavan to come up in Mohali
Mohali, June 15
The Punjab government has given its nod to the construction of Punjab Olympic Bhavan on a piece of land opposite the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Phase 9 here.

Camp for boys
Mohali, June 15
A 10-day preparatory coaching camp for under-15 boys will be held at the PCA stadium from June 17 to 26.

Edmund Rice Trophy
2 matches washed out
Chandigarh, June 15
Points were equally distributed among all teams as today’s matches of the Edmund Rice Challenger Trophy, currently under way at St John’s ground, Sector 26, were washed out due to rain.

ADMINISTRATION

Erring liquor contractors nailed
Chandigarh, June 15
The UT excise department is on a challaning spree. Getting tough with liquor contractors who sell liquor below the minimum retail price, the department has found 29 erring contractors. Only last evening, the licence of a shop in Sector 31 was suspended for seven days after being caught for the second time.



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