THE TRIBUNE SPECIALS
50 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE

TERCENTENARY CELEBRATIONS
C H A N D I G A R H
Top stories | Community | Crime | Business
Education | Culture | Health | Sports

TOP STORIES

UT bars sale of loose edible oils
Chandigarh, June 16
Open and unregulated sale of edible oils will no longer be permitted in Chandigarh. For the first time, the UT administration has formulated rules to govern the packaging, sale, distribution and dispatch of such oils, which have been found to be adulterated on several occasions in the past. The rules have been framed under the provisions of Essential Commodities Act 1955.

UT wants finance secy to stay longer
Chandigarh, June 16
The Chandigarh administration has sought the extension of the tenure of S.K.Sandhu, finance secretary who is due to be repatriated to his parent cadre Punjab later this year.

UT Order Flouted
Colleges ask for attested documents
Chandigarh, June 16
An order by the UT to simplify the official procedure by doing away with attestation by gazetted officers has no takers. Hundreds of admission seekers to majority of the colleges in the UT are being to made to go through the exercise of getting their documents signed from gazetted officers against the UT orders earlier this year.

A day without rain has temp up by 5.4°C
Chandigarh, June 16
After four days of rains, the city had a dry day today. With Met not recording even a trace of rainfall, both humidity levels and mercury rose significantly. As against the maximum temperature of 27. 8°C recorded yesterday, the city recorded 33.2°C today - a jump of 5.4°C over yesterday.
Illustration by Sandeep Joshi

Zirakpur becomes a gamblers’ den
High-profile gang busted, 30 arrested
Zirakpur, June 16
Strategic location and the influx of money in the wake of the real estate boom has made Zirakpur, a township of shopping malls and apartments, a gamblers' den. 
Illustration by Sandeep Joshi














EARLIER STORIES

Prison reforms
Officers feel lack of NGO help in Punjab, Haryana
Dr B.V. Trivedi (left) addresses prison officials from nine states across the country during a panel discussion on promoting professionalism in prison management at the Institute of Correctional Administration in Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Saturday.Chandigarh, June 16
Punjab and Haryana are lagging behind other states in the country as far as prison reforms and infrastructure development are concerned.

Dr B.V. Trivedi (left) addresses prison officials from nine states across the country during a panel discussion on promoting professionalism in prison management at the Institute of Correctional Administration in Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Students get tips on scriptwriting
Panchkula, June 16
Famous playwright Asghar Wajahat gave tips for writing scripts to the participants of a summer workshop on creativity and film making organised by Smart Mind, Sector 11, here on Thursday.

COMMUNITY

Plan to decongest Grain Market
Chandigarh, June 16
Plan to decongest the Sector 26 Grain Market, which has remained on paper in the past, is now being taken up again.

Punjabi Welfare Sabha seeks land for bhavan
Panchkula, June 16
Members of the Punjabi Welfare Sabha recommitted themselves to the cause of Punjabis and announced its agenda for the year at a press conference here yesterday.

NGO wants Apartment Act simplified
Chandigarh, June 16
Samadhaan, a pressure group for social reforms, today urged NGOs, residents welfare associations and individuals to send their opinion on the implementation of the Apartment Act to the Chandigarh Administration before June 30.

Kajheri anything but model village
A park that has been converted into a dumping ground by residents of Kajheri. Chandigarh, June 16
The Punjab Governor and UT administrator, Gen S.F.Rodrigues' announcement to make Kajheri a model village more than a year ago has fallen flat. A park in the heart of the village is home to filth from construction in adjoining areas.

A park that has been converted into a dumping ground by residents of Kajheri. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Mock fire drill in Sector 15
Chandigarh, June 16
The fire and emergency services department of the municipal corporation today conducted a mock drill in the booth market, Sector 15-D, with a view to assessing the reaction and proficiency of fire and emergency services and apprising shopkeepers about the shortcomings which could result in a disaster.

A girl offers prasad on the occasion of the martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev in Mohali on Saturday.
A girl offers prasad on the occasion of the martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev in Mohali on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Militant Threat
Police on alert
Chandigarh, June 16
The Chandigarh police remained on high alert today in the wake of threat from Kashmiri militant outfits. The police has launched a special checking drive at all sensitive places in the city, including bus stands and the railway station.

Permission to hold function
Gymkhana Club members cry foul
Panchkula, June 16
Members of the Gymkhana Club yesterday condemned the attitude of the club authorities in delaying permission for holding a function to celebrate 150 years of the freedom struggle.

Pak councillors visit MC
Chandigarh, June 16
An eight-member team of councillors, headed by Nizam (mayor) Usman Ahmed Warriach of the Burewala Corporation, Behari district, Punjab, Pakistan, visited the municipal corporation here today.

‘Power crisis due to lack of investment’
Panchkula, June 16
Union minister of state for poverty alleviation Selja said today that the power crisis in the state was the outcome of lack of investment made by previous governments.

Interrogation begins in Ram murder case
Panchkula, June 16
The police has begun interrogation in the Ram Kumar murder case by summoning members of the families named by the parents of the deceased.

 
CRIME

CTU driver caught with poppy husk
Chandigarh, June 16
The local police arrested two persons, including a CTU bus driver, and recovered 4 kg poppy husk from their possession in the wee hours today.

3 robbers arrested
Chandigarh, June 16
The special crime investigation cell of the Chandigarh police has arrested a three-member gang of robbers and claims to have solved three cases of robbery and snatchings.

Bank Loan Recovery
Phone company dealer opens fire
Chandigarh, June 16
A shooting was witnessed in Sector 38 today afternoon when a team of the ICICI Bank went to make recovery of their loan amount against Pritpal Singh, a dealer of a private telecommunication company. He allegedly fired two shots in to the air. Pritpal Singh has been arrested under Section 307 of the IPC.

2 snatching cases reported
Chandigarh, June 16
Snatchers struck two women in the city within a span of 10 minutes. The police said Gagandeep Bindra of Sector 46 lodged a complaint that two unidentified motorcyclists snatched her gold chain.

 
BUSINESS
 
EDUCATION

Class XI prospectus in new avatar
Chandigarh, June 16
The UT education department has designed the latest prospectus for admissions to Class XI with a professional touch.

Results
Panjab University has declared results of the following examinations held in April/May, 2007: MSc solid wastage management (second semester); MSc environmental (second and fourth semester); MPhil physical education (first semester); ME chemical (second and third semester); ME electronics and communication (first semester) and BSc (honours school) mathematics (third semester).

Induction course for PRTs
Chandigarh, June 16
A seven-day induction course for primary teachers to be absorbed in the kendriya vidyalayas of Jammu and Chandigarh regions began at Kendriya Vidyalaya, OCF, Sector 29, here, on Thursday. Twenty-three participants reported for the training. S.S. Sehrawat, assistant commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Chandigarh region, was the chief guest. He equated the induction course with readiness programme for the new teachers. He talked of the sangathan and called upon the participants to clarify their doubts.

Substitute teachers plan stir
Chandigarh, June 16
Fed up with the “false assurances” of the Punjab government, members of the Substitute Computer Teachers Union are gearing up to launch an agitation against the state government.

Award for PU dons
CHANDIGARH: Prof T.R. Bhardwaj and Dr Bhupinder Singh Bhoop, senior faculty members of the University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS) of Panjab University, have been selected for the prestigious “Shiksha Rattan Puraskar” by the India International Friendship Society (IIFS), New Delhi.

 
CULTURE

Musical evening at Gymkhana Club
Panchkula, June 16
The elite city audience was treated to a captivating spell of ghazlas and songs by well known singer Devki Anand in a special programme titled Sham-e-Ghazal organised by the management of the Gymkhana Club, Sector 6, here today.

HEALTH

Anti-malaria camp organised
Chandigarh, June 16
As part of the observance of anti-malaria month, the Directorate of National Vector-Borne Disease-Control Programme organised an anti-malaria camp-cum-advocacy workshop in Colony No. 4 here yesterday.

AIDS test at charitable lab
Chandigarh, June 16
The Sri Guga Mari Temple, Sector 20 C, started conducting HIV/AIDS tests at its charitable clinical laboratory from today.

 
SPORTS

Sports, a casualty at GC-11
Chandigarh, June 16
Once a premier educational institution boasting of state-of-the-art sports and educational infrastructure, Government College, Sector 11, seems to have fallen on bad days.

Hot Weather Cricket
A match between JJ’s XI and Link Cricket Club in progress at the cricket stadium, Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Saturday.JJ’s XI enter semis
Chandigarh, June 16
JJ’s XI moved into the semifinal with a 74-run victory over Link Cricket Club in the Hot Weather Cricket Tournament organised by the Chandigarh Sports Department at the cricket stadium, Sector 16, today. JJ’s XI won the toss and elected to bat.

A match between JJ’s XI and Link Cricket Club in progress at the cricket stadium, Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Edmund Rice Trophy
MCM humble Apeejay
Chandigarh, June 16
MCM (Blue Caps) team beat Apeejay School, Kharar, by 10 wickets in the first match of the day in the Under-12 Edmund Rice Challenger Trophy played at St John’s High School, Sector 26, today.

14-yr drought ends at Sec 16 stadium
A view of the recently upgraded cricket stadium, Sector 16, Chandigarh. Chandigarh, June 16
After 14 long years, cricket afficionados will finally savour the thrill of watching a One Day International (ODI) match in the city.

A view of the recently upgraded cricket stadium, Sector 16, Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Shooting camp from tomorrow
Chandigarh, June 16
The Chandigarh Rifle Association will start its summer shooting camp for 10 days from June 17 to 26 at the shooting range, Sector 25, here.

Air Force hockey meet from tomorrow
Chandigarh, June 16
The Air Force Hockey Championship 2007-08 will be held at the hockey stadium, Sector 42, from June 18 to 22.

Hockey team leaves for Chennai
Chandigarh, June 16
The city hockey team yesterday left for Chennai to participate in the 34th Junior National Hockey Championship being organised by Tamil Nadu Hockey Association from June 18 to June 30.


Top

HOME PAGE | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Mailbag | Chandigarh | Ludhiana | Delhi |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |