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Estate office wakes up
Erring officers to pay
Violation of Bylaws
Chandigarh, June 19
Taking note of the findings of a probe which looked into serious violations of building bylaws and misrepresentation of facts while issuing occupation certificates by officials of the estate office, the estate officer has decided to punish those responsible for it.

Punjab police personnel take position to prevent the march of Damdami Taksal activists in Mohali on Tuesday. Punjab police personnel take position to prevent the march of Damdami Taksal activists in Mohali on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Ram Kumar Ram Kumar murder case
A tale of love, betrayal
Panchkula, June 19
The Ram Kumar murder case is a story of love, betrayal and blackmail and the police has cracked the case with the identification of the assailants of the 24-year-old electrician of Garhi village in Raipur Rani.



EARLIER STORIES

Transport policy gets moving
Chandigarh, June 19
A transport policy to guide the public transport system in the city is on the cards. Preliminary discussions to workout the framework of the policy was today initiated by the Chandigarh administration.

Man jumps off 5th floor, dies
Chandigarh, June 19
A 30-year-old Lalru resident died under mysterious circumstances after falling from the fifth floor of the Sector 32 GMCH this morning. The police believes it to be a case of suicide.

Balshri honour for city boy
Chandigarh, June 19

Sahil Agarwal is reaping the harvest of humble sowing. Born to financially average parents and educated in the nondescript government model high school, Sector 28, he has realised something he always thought was a “mighty dream.” Just awarded the prestigious Balshri by the President, Sahil said, “The dream was not so mighty after all. It just seemed so.” A winner among 22 other children from across the nation, Sahil won the award in the category of art. Clearing hurdle after hurdle, he emerged a winner out of the final eight contestants, who battled it out during a national camp held in Delhi in December.
Sahil Agarwal with his mother. — A Tribune photograph

Sahil Agarwal with his mother.

Study group bares plight of girl child
Pro-girl plan gets nod
Chandigarh, June 19
A comprehensive action plan to make the city more gender sensitive received the nod of the UT administrator today. The action plan, recommended by a study group of the administration, has also brought out some chilling facts about the state of the girl child in the city.

COMMUNITY

Residents up in arms against CHB
Chandigarh, June 19
Thousands of residents of Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) flats are on the warpath again against the “apathetic attitude” of the board authorities towards their long-pending demands.

Change in the weather pattern induced mist-like conditions in Chandigarh on Tuesday morning.
Change in the weather pattern induced mist-like conditions in Chandigarh on Tuesday morning. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Retired officials to oversee meal scheme
Chandigarh, June 19
The administration has decided to engage the services of retired persons to supervise the mid-day meal scheme at government and aided schools in the city.

Now, status of MC works on website
Chandigarh, June 19
City mayor Harjinder Kaur launched the ‘status of projects’ of various wings of the corporation on the MC website here today.

Road Rage
Nameless, his body awaits a claimant
Chandigarh, June 19
Nameless, his body lies in the PGI mortuary, awaiting a claimant. Brought in on June 13 after doctors at the Panchkula general hospital failed to revive him, the 45-something victim had faint chances of survival. His head was gravely injured from an accident he did not even live to remember.Harpal Singh

This kidney patient needs help
Chandigarh, June 19
Destiny played a cruel joke with Harpal Singh, a daily wage earner, when he developed a liver problem. The problematic liver resulted in the damage of his kidney. Now, doctors at the PGI have asked him to arrange more than Rs 4.5 lakh for treatment.

CoI begins into NCC cadet’s death
Chandigarh, June 19
A court of inquiry (CoI) ordered by the NCC authorities to ascertain the facts leading to the death of a cadet three days after he returned from a training camp began in Chandigarh today.

Fear of malaria outbreak in Sec 31
Chandigarh, June 19
Even as the Chandigarh administration celebrates June as the anti-malaria month with much fanfare, the fear of outbreak of an epidemic looms large in Sector 31 here.


Stagnant water in Sector 31, Chandigarh, which has become a breeding ground for mosquitoes. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan
Stagnant water in Sector 31, Chandigarh, which has become a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

MC cleaning drive begins today
Chandigarh, June 19
The municipal corporation has decided to start its annual city cleaning campaign from tomorrow. The MC plans to clean two sectors each day in this month-long campaign. Ironically, there seems to be no plan for colonies.

Monsoon — Nightmare for Zirakpur residents
Zirakpur, June 19
Even as people all over the country eagerly await the onset of the monsoons, the residents of Zirakpur dread the very thought of it.


The pre-monsoon showers have already brought misery to the residents of Zirakpur. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan
The pre-monsoon showers have already brought misery to the residents of Zirakpur.

Integrated check posts along international borders
Chandigarh, June 19
To improve the infrastructure at major entry points on international borders, the central government is establishing Integrated Check Posts (ICPs), which would house all regulatory agencies, including customs, immigration and security along with support facilities like parking, warehousing, banking, etc in one complex.

Girl electrocuted
Panchkula, June 19
Fourteen-year-old Anjali, the daughter of a chowkidar of an under-construction house in Sector 10, died of electric shock, late last night. Father of the deceased Charan Singh said Anjali was spreading out a folding bed when she stepped on a naked wire and died on the spot.

Letters
Lets make city smoke-free
The UT administration’s step to make Chandigarh smoke free will go a long way in promoting tourism in the city. Designated smoking places at public places will act as a deterrent because everybody does not like go to a particular place to smoke.

 
CRIME

Youth hurt in brawl dies
Chandigarh, June 19
A youth of Colony No. 4, Kamlesh, who was injured in a brawl with his neighbours in the wee hours yesterday, today succumbed to his injuries at Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32.

Police remand for con man
Chandigarh, June 19
A local court today remanded conman Arjun, accused of marrying eight girls and looting their money and jewellery, in four-day police remand.

 
BUSINESS

Now, compare and shop online
Chandigarh, June 19
Shopping for city residents, it seems, will become even simpler with the launch of a shopping website. Targeting the rapidly growing online market, Avake Technology, a Noida-based IT company, today announced the launch of a local comparison shopping site, TolMol.Com.

Biz Clips

 
EDUCATION

Admission chaos continues
Chandigarh, June 19
For those seeking admission to city colleges, there seem to be no end to their troubles. Close on the heels of the chaos regarding unavailability of the prospectus, students are now faced with another uphill task - filling the form.

Violence in school
Chandigarh, June 19
The second day of the admission procedure for class XI again witnessed commotion. There was an acute shortage of prospectus forms today also and the education department was unprepared for the rush that thronged these schools.

State of Colleges
Faded blackboards, broken doors say it all
Chandigarh, June 19
The Government College for Girls, Sector 42, is virtually falling apart if ill-maintained toilets, dark and dingy corridors, faded blackboards and discarded furniture lying in the corridors is any indication.

A faded blackboard in a classsroom broken doors of speak volumes about the poor basic amenities at the Government College for Girls, Sector 42, Chandigarh.
A faded blackboard in a classsroom; and (right) broken doors of speak volumes about the poor basic amenities at the Government College for Girls, Sector 42, Chandigarh. — Tribune photos by Vinay Malik

5 selected for sahitya akademi awards
Panchkula, June 19
The Haryana Sahitya Akademi Awards 2006-07 will be bestowed on five selected Hindi litterateurs for their contribution in their respective realms.

A day of protests by jobless teachers
Chandigarh, June 19
Today was a day of protests in the city by unemployed teachers of various categories hailing from Punjab.

 
CULTURE

Enhancing mental & spiritual well-being
Chandigarh, June 19
When yoga guru Navtej Johar chooses a mountain resort to combine the romance of bonfire dinners and mid-night treks with sound breathing techniques and fluid body movements amidst the chanting of mantras during a camp, transcending stress is not really an uphill task.

Navtej Johar

Navtej Johar
 
SPORTS

Cricket
GNPS Academy pip DAV-8 to enter semis
Chandigarh, June 19
Star-studded Guru Nanak Public School Academy entered the semifinal by beating DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, 'A' team by 70 runs in a quarterfinal match of the Hot Weather Cricket Tournament. The tournament is being organised by the Chandigarh sports department at the Sector 16 cricket stadium here.

MCM (Blue Caps) advance to finals
Chandigarh, June 19
Black Elephants (MES), Patiala, and MCM (Blue Caps), Chandigarh, will clash in the final match of the u-12 Edmund Rice Challenger Trophy, being played at St. John's High School, Sector 26.

South Western Air Command advance
Chandigarh, June 19
The South Western Air Command (SWAC) team entered the semifinals defeating Central Air Command (CAC) 1-0 on the second day of league matches of the Air Force Hockey Championship. The championship is being played at the Sector 42 Hockey Stadium, here.
A match of the Air Force Hockey Championship in progress at the Sector 42 Hockey Stadium in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
A match of the Air Force Hockey Championship in progress at the Sector 42 Hockey Stadium in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Honing cricketing skills of the poor
Chandigarh, June 19
This cricket academy is a boon for budding players, especially for those with limited resources.

ADMINISTRATION

Admin clears air on affidavits
Chandigarh, June 19
The Chandigarh administration has again directed all departments not to ask for any affidavit along with applications from the general public for any work or services accept in cases where the provision to obtain an affidavit exists in the statute.


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