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Nine plans rejected in 5 years
UT stalling KC conversion

Chandigarh, June 22
Approximately five years after the local KC theatre applied for conversion into a multiplex, the Chandigarh administration is dilly-dallying with the proposal, pointing one fault or another and never really suggesting what it wants. The administration has rejected at least nine plans submitted by the KC management.

DSO functions from under a tree
Mohali, June 22
One can well imagine the future of sportspersons of the state after seeing the condition of the office of the District Sports Officer (DSO) at Phase 3-B1 here.
The district sports officer functions from under a tree in the parking area of a Government Senior Secondary School in Mohali. The district sports officer functions from under a tree in the parking area of a Government Senior Secondary School in Mohali. Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Sunday show sold out
A phenomenon called Rajni

Chandigarh, June 22
Rajnikant secured superstar entry into the city today. By the end of three shows on day one, he had shown who the boss was. At Fun Republic where director Shankar’s Tamil blockbuster “Sivaji, The Boss” was showing, the mood remained peculiarly jubilant. 








Ved Prakash SI in CBI net for graft, drugs
Chandigarh, June 22
Friday is the day that the city police dreads the most. And for good reason. In the past two months, CBI sleuths have arrested six policemen from the city on charges of graft on this day. Today a sub-inspector, in charge of the Sector 61 police post, was nabbed by the CBI sleuths following a trap laid down by them with the help of Sector 52 resident Harpal, alias Raju. CBI caught Ved Prakash taking a bribe of Rs 15,000 for “saving” Harpal from a case of drug peddling. Harpal contacted the CBI and the trap was laid.

COMMUNITY

‘Jugnu’ a ray of hope for Bapu Dham kids
Chandigarh, June 22
Advocate general, Haryana, Hawa Singh Hooda launched an innovative adult literacy programme and a children wall newspaper, “Jugnu”, at Bapu Dham Colony here yesterday.

Residents impede demolition drive
Chandigarh, June 22
A demolition drive was today carried out by the district administration in a Sector 48 group housing society raising many an eyebrow.



Enforcement staff remove iron grills in Bank of India employees cooperative house building society, Sector 48, on Friday. —  Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu
Enforcement staff remove iron grills in Bank of India employees cooperative house building society, Sector 48

MASTER PLAN
GMADA inks pact with Jurong International 
Mohali, June 22
The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) today executed an agreement with M/s Jurong International Private Limited (a Singapore-based company) for reviewing and preparing the regional development plan and master plans of the areas and towns situated within the jurisdiction of GMADA.

Lotus will accord a white carpet welcome to visitors at Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh
Lotus will accord a white carpet welcome to visitors at Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh, for a few days more. Once the water level rises, the carpet effect will disappear. — Tribune photo by Karam Singh

MC okays development agenda
Chandigarh, June 22
The environment and city beautification committee of the municipal corporation, held under the chairmanship of Gurcharan Dass Kala, has accorded approval to various development agenda items, including the policy regarding railing, play equipment and benches.

Poor train service at Mohali
Mohali, June 22
Although Mohali has come on the rail map, residents are unhappy with the slow pace of work and inadequate train services at the station here.

Bus routes a casualty in northern sectors
Chandigarh, June 22
The tall claims of the CTU authorities that its buses are available every seven to 15 minutes under the grid system seem to have fallen flat going by the frequency of service in the northern sectors of the city. At many bus shelters in the northern area (near Sukhna lake), buses have been plying at half-hour frequency, reflecting the lackadaisical attitude of the authorities.

Officials earn Capt Kanwaljit’s ire
Chandigarh, June 22
The alleged inaccessibility of officials in the Banur assembly segment to the general public has earned the wrath of the cooperation minister, Capt Kanwaljit Singh.

Admn gives wings to lecturers
Policy provides grant to research, present papers abroad

Chandigarh, June 22
The Chandigarh Administration has formulated a policy to encourage lecturers employed in government colleges in Chandigarh to undertake research and present papers at international forums.

Raising the Bar
UT students to design model jails for Punjab 

Chandigarh, June 22 
Model jails of Punjab will be fashioned by young minds. With the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D), New Delhi, handpicking Chandigarh College of Architecture to do designs for the first-ever model prisons in the state, inmates can look forward to healthy confinement.

PU alumnus is mayor of NY village
Chandigarh, June 22 
Harvinder S Anand, a Panjab University alumnus, has been elected mayor of the upscale village of Laurel Hollow in New York State. A graduate from the chemical engineering department of PU, he is the president of Royce International; a multi-national corporation involved in manufacture of industrial chemicals for textile, aerospace, electrical, automotive, marine and construction industries.

PU results
Chandigarh, June 22
Panjab University today declared the results of the following examinations held in April/May, 2007: M.Sc. (Industrial Chemistry) 1st Semester; MA (Women Studies) 4th Semester; MA-I Ancient Indian History; MA Sociology 4th Semester, BE (Mechanical) 1st and 3rd Semester, BE (Bio-Technology) 2nd Semester, M. Phil (Guru Granth Sahib Studies) 1st Semester; M Phil (Punjabi) 1st Semester; M.Sc (Statistics) 2nd and 4th Semester; BE (Computer Science and Engineering) 3rd Semester; MA-I and II Indian Theatre. 

Lok adalat on banks
Chandigarh, June 22
The special lok adalat to be organised by the Haryana Legal Services Authority to deal with bank loan cases would be held on July 28 and not on June 28 as reported earlier, an official spokesman clarified here today.

Help for patient
Chandigarh, June 22
Acting on a news item in a newspaper about the plight of a poor lady deserted by her husband, employees of the Nicholas Piramal Group made a voluntary contribution of Rs 32,575 for her son with the PGI Poor Patient Welfare Fund.

Tributes paid to Bal Krishan Mutzar
Panchkula, June 22
The Haryana Urdu Akademi paid rich tributes to legendary patriot poet Bal Krishan Mutzar at a function held at Red Bishop Complex here yesterday.

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CRIME

Chain snatchers have a field day
Chandigarh, June 22
Chain snatchers had a field day yet again today. In what seemed to be the handiwork of a gang of snatchers who had planned several early-morning strikes, the police received complaints of gold chain snatching incidents from morning walkers in Sector 40, 45 and 46.

Ex-councillor attacked, two arrested
Mohali, June 22
A former municipal councillor, Manjit Singh Sethi, was allegedly attacked by three persons at his residence in Phase III A here today.

2 youths killed in  road mishap
Mohali, June 22
Two youths were killed and three injured in a road accident on the Kharar-Ropar road near Lakhnour village here tonight. The youths are yet to be identified and were on a scooter when a government jeep hit them.

 
BUSINESS

Cement plant takes off
Chandigarh, June 22
JK Lakshmi Cement today started Punjab’s first ready mix concrete plant in Mohali. Addressing a press conference here, Shailendra Chouksey, director, JK Lakshmi Cement Ltd, said, “The concept of using concrete at the site by conventional means is gradually giving way to the more modern way of using ready mix concrete, or RMC as it is generally known.”

 
EDUCATION

Official website  not updated 
 Students groping in the dark
 

Chandigarh, June 22
Information technology has no meaning for Panjab University when it comes to maintaining its official website. The link of the Dean College Development Council, www.dcdc.puchd.ac.in, on the PU website has not been updated since 2005. The link is still showing former principals’ names and telephone numbers, which do not exist anymore.

Guidance camp for students ends
Chandigarh, June 22
A guidance camp for students regarding various courses being offered at DAV College, Sector 10, concluded today.

Special chance fee reduced
Chandigarh, June 22
Members of the Indian National Students Organisation (INSO) have claimed that they have got the special chance fee reduced from Rs 10,000 to 6,000.

Teachers put forth demands
Chandigarh, June 22
To streamline the sports activities at the school level, the UT Teachers Welfare Association, Chandigarh, proposed the education department to appoint the senior most physical education lecturer (DPE) as assistant education officer (AEO). The AEO (sports) was relieved recently following the CAT orders. A delegation of the association met DPI (schools) S.K. Setia here on Wednesday.

Govt college principals submit letter to VC
Chandigarh, June 22
After days of confusion regarding the submission of affidavits for students seeking admission to Government colleges in the city, principals of these colleges yesterday wrote to the vice-chancellor of Panjab University to do away the requirement.

Protests with a difference
Chandigarh, June 22
Disgruntled unemployed teachers of various categories hailing from Punjab are adopting novel ways to highlight their plight





Members of the Substitute Computer Teachers Union, Punjab, clean vehicles in Sector 34, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Members of the Substitute Computer Teachers Union, Punjab, clean vehicles in Sector 34, Chandigarh

PU Notes
HELPLINE: Keeping in view the increased rush of students and other visitors who are visiting the Panjab University campus daily for admissions, a “Helpline” began functioning from Friday at the Aruna Ranjit Chandra Hall.

 
CULTURE

Devki Anand works his magic on audience
Mohali, June 22
A special programme, “Sham-e-Ghazal”, by singer and music composer Devki Anand was organised by Pracheen Kala Kendra, Sector 71, here this evening.

HEALTH

Malaria
Admin wings at cross purposes

Chandigarh, June 22
Various wings of the Chandigarh administration seem to be working at cross purposes as far as the control of malaria in the city is concerned.

 
SPORTS

18-day motor expedition flagged off
Chandigarh, June 22
Two KMPH Club bikers and five gypsy-borne adventurers began their 18-day ‘exploring journey’, which was flagged off at 7.30 am by director tourism Vivek Atray, from the Lake Club, here, today.


The 18-day ‘exploring journey’ of two KMPH Club bikers and Gypsy-borne adventurers, being flagged off by director tourism Vivek Atray from the Lake Club in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
The 18-day ‘exploring journey’ of two KMPH Club bikers and Gypsy-borne adventurers, being flagged off by director tourism Vivek Atray from the Lake Club in Chandigarh

Amit makes unbeaten 112 runs
Chandigarh, June 22
A swashbuckling unbeaten century by opener Amit Prashar (112) and his 109-run partnership for the third wicket with Gurkirat Walia (30) helped Sector 16 Cricket Stadium XI to beat JJ’s XI by six-wickets in a semifinal match of the Hot Weather Cricket Tournament. The tournament is being organised by the Chandigarh Sports Department at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium, here today.

Edmund Rice Trophy
Dinesh, Jatin script  win for ERCA
Chandigarh, June 22
Fine all-round performance by Dinesh Choudhary (4 for 23 and 11 n.o.) and Jatin (3 for 21, and 21 runs) enabled Edmund Rice Cricket Academy beat Victoria Park Cricket Academy, Meerut, by six wickets in a league match of the u-12 group of the Edmund Rice Triangular Series being played at the Sector 26 St John’s High School grounds, here today.

Harish lifts table tennis trophy
Chandigarh, June 22
Harish Kumar of AG Haryana outplayed Jaswant Gangta of AG HP in a marathon final by 4-3 and lifted the trophy of the men’s singles of the North Zone Indian Audit and Accounts Department Table Tennis tournament. The tournament concluded at Table Tennis Hall, Sector 23, here, today.

Winners of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department Table Tennis tournament celebrate at Table Tennis Hall, Sector 23, Chandigarh, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Winners of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department Table Tennis tournament celebrate at Table Tennis Hall, Sector 23, Chandigarh

Hockey
Western Air Command lift trophy

Chandigarh, June 22
The Western Air Command (WAC) lifted the Air Force Hockey trophy beating defending champions Maintenance Command (MC) by 5-6 in a thrilling final played at the Sector 42 Hockey Stadium, here today.

Golf
Ambala's Manav finishes third 

Chandigarh, June 22
Ambala's Manav Das clinched the third spot at 280 after shooting a final round of 70, while Chandigarh’s Harjinder Singh Kang finished ninth at 290 after shooting a final round of 77 in the Southern India Amateur Golf Championship, which concluded at the par-70 Bangalore Golf Club, here today.

Izaz Ahmed meets budding cricketers 
Chandigarh, June 22
The Chandigarh Cricket Association Academy at Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, was in for a surprise when former Pakistan captain Izaz Ahmed turned up at the academy to spend some time with them, here yesterday.

ADMINISTRATION

Food fortification OK with admin
Chandigarh, June 22
The Chandigarh administration has principally agreed to the concept of food fortification proposed by the Chandigarh Roller Flour Mills Association.

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