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Class XI Provisional Admissions
Schools can’t force change of subjects
Chandigarh, June 23
The CBSE has come to the rescue of class XI students. In a pro-student decision aimed at benefiting thousands of students who had taken provisional admission to class XI before the declaration of class X results, it has been decided to give them a chance to opt for the stream/subject of their choice.

Nature’s Splendour
Nature’s Splendour
Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Raids
Registration of 20 units cancelled
Chandigarh, June 23
The Chandigarh administration has cancelled the registration of 20 industrial units in phases I and II of the Industrial Area.

Remand for  cheating ex-Guv
Panchkula, June 23
A Lalru resident, Tawinder, was remanded in judicial custody for trying to cheat former Punjab Governor B.K.N. Chhibber of Rs 10,000. He was arrested following a complaint by the former Governor.


EARLIER STORIES

Suicide victim’s kin block traffic
Chandigarh, June 23

Angered at the lackadaisical attitude of the local police, family members of a Patiala-based woman, who allegedly attempted suicide by setting herself afire, blocked traffic on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway.



Gurjinder Kaur’s mother Pritam Kaur vents her ire at the officers of the Chandigarh police


Gurjinder Kaur’s mother Pritam Kaur vents her ire at the officers of the Chandigarh police
Rooting for the Taj
Chandigarh, June 23
It was a medical camp with a difference. Its aim was to boost patriotic feelings among residents of the city.




Pop star Karran Jesbir and international hockey sensation Inderjit Chaddha, along with Dr Jatinder Sharma, at Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan 
Pop star Karran Jesbir and international hockey sensation Inderjit Chaddha, along with Dr Jatinder Sharma, at Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Saturday.

Ailing woman hangs herself
Chandigarh, June 23
Fed up with prolonged ailment, a 26-year-old married woman allegedly hanged herself to death at her government accommodation in CRPF Camp, near Hallo Majra village, this afternoon.

Malls in sight, parking not
With a mango grove on one side, roads in front of two upcoming malls in Industrial Area, Chandigarh, are likely to witness traffic snarls. Chandigarh, June 23
While officials of the estate office are in the dock for not providing information under the Right to Information Act about Centra Mall, a multiplex, in Industrial Area, Phase 1, here, a scheme of the Chandigarh administration to provide temporary parking to cater to the requirements of those who visit multiplexes and shopping malls in the area is yet to take off.

Awaiting traffic chaos: With a mango grove on one side, roads in front of two upcoming malls in Industrial Area, Chandigarh, are likely to witness traffic snarls. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan 

Tenants sore over admin’s conversion move
Chandigarh, June 23
The Chandigarh Industrial Area Tenants Association has expressed dismay over the administration’s move for allowing conversion of industrial plots for commercial purposes and also notices issued by landlords to vacate the premises in reaction to the administration’s move.

COMMUNITY

Army chief should forsake operational role, says study
Chandigarh, June 23
A research paper on restructuring the Army has suggested that the Chief of the Army Staff should forsake all operational matters and should instead primarily focus on training and equipping the Army. Operations should be the responsibility of integrated theatre commands, as recommended by the high-level study.

MC proposes Rs 2 crore for development
Mohali, June 23
The municipal council proposes to spend over Rs 2 crore on developments works in the town and also plans to blacklist two companies for not doing satisfactory work.

Demolition drive opens Pandora’s box
Chandigarh, June 23
A demolition drive carried out by the district administration in a Sector 48 group housing society yesterday has opened a Pandora’s box.

Double standards: The Chandigarh administration seems to be blind to serious violations at the rear of flats in the Progressive House Building Society, Sector 50, Chandigarh. — Tribune Photo by Vicky Gharu

The Chandigarh administration seems to be blind to serious violations at the rear of flats in the Progressive House Building Society, Sector 50, Chandigarh.

On mission Khardung La
Chandigarh, June 23

Kurukshetra-based adventurer Jaibir Singh, along with his navigator Rohtas Godara, is on a mission to touch Khardung La and return within 100 hours. They started their journey in an Esteem from Kurukshetra at 6 pm today after being flagged off by local MP Naveen Jindal and education minister Phool Chand Mulana.

Jaibir Singh, along with his navigator Rohtas Godara, on a mission to Khardung La. 

Jaibir Singh, along with his navigator Rohtas Godara, on a mission to Khardung La.

Upendraa Bhatnagar with a miniature space shuttle in Chandigarh on Saturday. A miniature space shuttle
Chandigarh, June 23
To coincide with the safe return of Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams to earth, a Zirakpur resident has come out with a miniature space shuttle. Upendraa Bhatnagar has created a space shuttle along with a fuel tank and supporting grid.



Upendraa Bhatnagar with a miniature space shuttle in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Most young caddies hooked: Study
Chandigarh, June 23
Money in immature hands coupled with poor and illiterate background is making caddies at golf clubs in the city vulnerable to drug addiction.

Tips for safe driving
Road rage
If someone is behaving badly on the road, don’t get involved. If you feel angry, pull over and calm down. Instead of being aggressive try to understand if another driver causes a problem. If someone behind is trying to overtake but can’t, take no action except to keep a steady course and speed. Pull over and allow the vehicle to pass when it is safe to do so. Never obstruct others who to overtake you. Driving unpredictably while someone is overtaking you can be very dangerous.

Playtime
While clouds play hide-and-seek with the sun, a boy enjoys himself with a balloon in Chandigarh on Saturday.
While clouds play hide-and-seek with the sun, a boy enjoys himself with a balloon in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Letters
Security concern
IN Sector 44-D, two adjoining blocks of houses have a common back alley. This passage has an opening connecting it to the main road thus making it a hiding and escaping place for anti-social elements. There is only one tubelight, and that, too, is not working. Land is filthy, gritty and not maintained properly. The authorities concerned should do the needful.

Need for tackling cyber crime: Seminar
Chandigarh, June 23
Emphasising the need for vigorous steps for unlocking the potential and capacity of the have-nots and to make them effective instruments of change, the Punjab Governor and UT administrator, Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd), today pleaded for creating an open and transparent environment, to provide equal opportunities to all individuals to be active partners in this fast-growing age of information technology (IT) and to contribute to the growth and development of the nation.

Bridge railing gives way to danger
Chandigarh, June 23
The safety of thousands of commuters and motorists on the Chandigarh-Panchkula road has come under sharp focus with a part of the strategic bridge being damaged.


Waiting for tragedy to happen: A damaged railing of a bridge on the road connecting Chandigarh and Panchkula.  — Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh
A damaged railing of a bridge on the road connecting Chandigarh and Panchkula.

Neighbourhood watch scheme launched
Chandigarh, June 23
The Citizens Welfare Society, Sector 51-A, in association with the Chandigarh police, today launched a neighbourhood watch scheme in the locality.

CITCO to give admin Rs 38 lakh as dividend
Chandigarh, June 23
CITCO has decided to give Rs 38 lakh as dividend to the Chandigarh administration as a result of its overall good financial performance, touching a turnover of Rs 301 crore with a profit of Rs 16.95 crore for 2006-07.

 
CRIME

2 cooks booked for stealing spices
Chandigarh, June 23
Two cooks of Aroma Hotel were allegedly caught red-handed while stealing cereals and spices this morning.

Man booked
Kharar, June 23
The police today booked Amar Singh, a resident of Sector 20, Chandigarh, on charges of causing the death of two persons in an accident at Lakhnour, near here, last night.

4 crowns stolen from temple
Chandigarh, June 23
Thieves decamped with crowns of four idols from a temple in Khudda Lahora last night.

1 held for chain snatching
Panchkula, June 23
The CIA staff has arrested a Patiala resident, Havinder Singh, in connection with chain snatching incidents in the city. Nabbed from near Patiala, he admitted that he, along with three women, were responsible for three incidents of chain snatching in the district.

 
BUSINESS

Indian heads British Columbian panel
Chandigarh, June 23
Indo-Canadian economic cooperation is set for another boost with the appointment of an Indian management consultant D.J. Sandhu as the new chair on Canada-India economic development by the British Columbian Government.

 
EDUCATION

Substitute teachers threaten to gherao minister
Chandigarh, June 23
Members of the Substitute Computer Union, Punjab, today threatened to gherao the state education minister in case their demands are not fulfilled by the state government.

UCO Bank exam postponed
Chandigarh, June 23
The examination for recruitment in the clerical cadre by UCO Bank, scheduled to be held tomorrow, has been postponed reportedly due to a paper leak.

Summer camp concludes
Chandigarh, June 23
A summer camp for children at PGI Community Centre, Sector 24, Chandigarh, concluded with a function yesterday evening. Children performed dance shows and also displayed skills learnt during the art and craft classes. Ritu Dhillon, financial adviser of the PGI, was the chief guest, who congratulated the children and organisers of the show.

Melange of Punjabi folk dance, music
Chandigarh, June 23
Artistes of Ludhiana-based troupe Nachda Punjab Cultural Mirror of India presented a panorama of the Punjabi folk dance and music at Sukhna Lake before an inquisitive crowd here today.

Seminar on parenting teenagers
Panchkula, June 23
A seminar on “Parenting Children and Teenagers” was organised on Smart Mind’s campus here today. While addressing parents, a renowned psychologist Dr Vidhu Mohan, said there were no good or bad children but only good or bad parents and teachers.

More opt for BCA, BCom
Chandigarh, June 23 The last day for submission of admission forms in various city colleges saw students flocking the campuses. Some of them were even seen finding last-minute details and making changes in their respective forms.


Students fill out forms at Government College for Girls, Sector 11, in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photo: Vinay Malik
Students fill out forms at Government College for Girls, Sector 11, in Chandigarh on Saturday.

Teacher repatriated
Chandigarh, June 23
The UT education department has repatriated a teacher for showing poor results. Jasbir Kaur, an English teacher at Government High School, Sector 35, has been directed to go back to her parent state of Punjab due to the poor class X result. The school had 18 compartments in maths and English.

COURTS

Judicial custody for SI
Chandigarh, June 23
A local court today sent sub-inspector (SI) Ved Parkash, in charge of the Sector 61 police post, who was caught by sleuths of the CBI while allegedly taking bribe, to judicial custody.

 
CULTURE

Doctor-singers enthral audience
Panchkula, June 23
The Sursangam Cultural Society, comprising only of medics, presented 'Sursangam-07', their 11th grand musical bonanza, here at the Yavanika open-air theatre.

Poets enthral audience
Chandigarh, June 23
The Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi organised a poetry symposium titled 'Kavita Bela' at their conference hall here today. After a mundane beginning, the programme gained a refined literary temper and elegance as Rattan Singh Dhillon touched the poignant issues of gender inequality and the heinous Nithari killings.

Theme song in sync: Gen
Chandigarh, June 23
Giving a boost to “My Chandigarh Campaign”, UT administrator Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd) today said the process had been initiated to prepare a theme song for the city, keeping in view its unique feature and distinctive place in the country.

A photo exhibition on “Chandigarh in April” was inaugurated by UT administrator Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd) at Chandigarh Museum and Art Gallery in Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

A photo exhibition on “Chandigarh in April” was inaugurated by UT administrator Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd) at Chandigarh Museum and Art Gallery in Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Saturday.
HEALTH

Snoring an ailment, says doctor
Chandigarh, June 23
Snoring is actually an ailment and half of the population above the age of 25 in the world is suffering from it. This was stated by Dr Iqbal Singh Dhillon, who held a 10-day orientation course at Lajpat Rai Bhawan, Sector 15, here.

NIMA contests doc’s arrest
Chandigarh, June 23
The National Integrated Medical Association (NIMA) has claimed that institutionally qualified doctors with five-year GAMS and BAMS degrees are legally competent to use allopathic and ayurvedic medicines.

 
SPORTS

GNPS Academy in final
Chandigarh, June 23
Guru Nanak Public School Academy defeated LIC XI by 24 runs in the semifinal of the Hot Weather Cricket Tournament, being organised by the Chandigarh Sports Department, at the cricket stadium, Sector 16, here today.

Semifinal match of the Hot Weather Cricket Tournament between Guru Nanak Public School Academy and LIC XI in progress at the cricket stadium, Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik
Semifinal match of the Hot Weather Cricket Tournament between Guru Nanak Public School Academy and LIC XI in progress at the cricket stadium, Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Saturday.

Edmund Rice Academy beat MCM, reach final
Chandigarh, June 23
Fine performances by Neeraj Joshi (4 for 22 and 20 runs) and Sahib Malhotra (3 for 24 and 25 runs) and Jaskaran Malhotra (82 runs) enabled Edmund Rice Cricket Academy beat MCM (Blue Caps) by 114 runs to enter the final of the Under-17 Edmund Rice Triangular Series at St John’s High School, Sector 26, today.

Oscar in national badminton team
Chandigarh, June 23
“I work on all three important Ss of the game - speed, stamina and skill - because badminton these days is a power game,” said Oscar Bansal, a Chandigarh badminton player. Oscar and his coach Surinder Mahajan were honoured by the Chandigarh Badminton Association at a function, held here, yesterday.


Oscar Bansal along with his coach Surinder Mahajan

Trials for sports wing seats
Patiala, June 23
To allot sports wing seats, Punjabi University’s sports department will organise trials on June 26 (for girls) and 27 (for boys) on the campus.

AITF to fund Vijayant, Sunil
Chandigarh, June 23
Two CLTA-10 trainees Vijayant Malik and Sunil Kumar Sipaeya are among 20 probables that have been identified for support by the All-India Tennis Federation for the New Delhi Commonwealth Games 2010, Asian Games and the Olympic Games.

A tennis star in the making
Chandigarh, June 23
He played cricket for over two years, but his passion for individual sports made him turn to tennis.

India-Australia ODI
Admin gears up for big match
Chandigarh, June 23
The Chandigarh administration is upbeat over the hosting of an international cricket match after a gap of 14 years. Top brass of the administration have assured Haryana Cricket Association (HCA) general secretary Ranbir Singh Mahendra that all the required facilities for the forthcoming match would be provided.


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