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Thumbs up to education
City to have 4 new govt schools

Chandigarh, June 25
The Chandigarh administration has decided to open four more government high schools in the city. The schools will be located in sectors 50-B, 50-C, 53-B and 54-A. The new schools, including two schools announced recently in sectors 48 and 49, will cater to at least 6,000 students.

RTI
Application refused without draft for Rs 10
Chandigarh, June 25
The engineering department of the Chandigarh administration today refused to accept an application submitted under the Right to Information Act seeking details regarding manpower deployment in the office and the field.

Bricks just got cheaper
Panchkula, June 25
The district administration has managed a “good deal” with brick-kiln owners, despite the withdrawal of the control order fixing the rates of brick.

Fatal mishaps down 20 pc
Traffic cops credit it to special drives
Chandigarh, June 25
The Chandigarh traffic police has claimed that due to its sustained enforcement drives and awareness programmes, there has been a 20 per cent decline in fatal accidents during the current year against the corresponding period last year.

EARLIER STORIES

COMMUNITY

Milkmen protest against the food safety Act in Mohali on Monday. Milkmen protest against stringent Act
Mohali, June 25
The Chandigarh periphery milkmen union has demanded the scrapping of the Food Safety and Standard Act, 2006, implemented by the Punjab government as it was too tough on offenders.

Milkmen protest against the food safety Act in Mohali on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Water bodies undergoing degradation: experts
Chandigarh, June 25
Lake hydrology experts today warned that that all the lakes and reservoirs in India, without exception, were in varying degrees, undergoing environmental degradation.

Fauji Beat
Curb over-ambitiousness to reduce suicide cases
Lieut-Gen Saibal Mukherjee, director-general, medical services, being introduced to officers at Command Hospital, Chandi Mandir, by its commandant Maj-Gen V.P. Pathania. THE field manual titled as “Suicide and Fratricide: Dynamics and Management” brought out by the Defence Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR) has listed many factors for the officers to uphold the dignity of the troops. Only one of these is tackled in this small piece.

Lieut-Gen Saibal Mukherjee, director-general, medical services, being introduced to officers at Command Hospital, Chandi Mandir, by its commandant Maj-Gen V.P. Pathania.

Tributes paid to Major Sagar
Parents of Major Sagar pay tributes to him in Panchkula on Monday. Panchkula, June 25
Defence personnel of the city and surrounding areas remembered martyr Major Sandeep Sagar on his death anniversary, here today. A floral homage was paid to the martyr at the Major Sandeep Sagar Chowk at the Sector 7-8 and 17-18 crossing.

Parents of Major Sagar pay tributes to him in Panchkula on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Construction
GMADA gives a year’s time to plot owners
Mohali, June 25
The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has given one year’s time to owners of vacant plots to carry out construction on the sites allotted to them more than eight years ago. The extension has been given till December 31, 2007, after which there is a plan to resume vacant plots. Earlier, the date fixed for the resumption of plots was December 31, 2006.

Councillor accused of gobbling up deposit
Mohali, June 25
Two residents of Phase X have alleged that a municipal councillor, who was running cooperative societies along with her husband, was not returning the amount deposited with them as fixed deposits.

Girl beaten up by parents
Mohali, June 25
A girl was allegedly beaten up by members of her family in Phase V here today when they found her in the company of a boy who claimed to have married her.

Press Club invites entries for awards
Chandigarh, June 25
The Chandigarh Press Club has invited entries for the third annual awards of excellence in journalism for 2006-07. The awards are being offered in the categories of the best investigative report award; the best news photograph award; the best television news report award; and the best headline award.

Special children enjoy a ride in a shikara at Sukhna Lake on Monday. 4 more shikaras at Sukhna
Chandigarh, June 25
The Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation today added four more shikaras to the existing fleet of only two at the Sukhna Lake. The department invited mentally-challenged children to have a memorable ride on six beautifully coloured shikaras with balloons all over on the occasion.

ROCK MY BOAT: Special children enjoy a ride in a shikara at Sukhna Lake on Monday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Tenant ordered to vacate house
Panchkula, June 25
Following court orders, a tenant in Sector 9 here was sent packing today from a rented accommodation for failing to pay the rent. Owner of the house M.K. Goyal said he rented his house to one Ashok Vaid in 1994.

Debris scattered on the road dividing Sectors 7 and 8 in Chandigarh pose a threat to motorists.The authorities couldn’t care less
Chandigarh, June 25

Scattered concrete and bricks reclined the whole day on the Sectors 7-8 dividing road following last night’s accident in which a speeding car rammed into the divider on the road.

Debris scattered on the road dividing Sectors 7 and 8 in Chandigarh pose a threat to motorists. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Letters
Coordinate traffic lights
The traffic lights installed in front of Mansa Devi Complex on the Chandigarh-Kalka road do not provide for entry into Sector 7 while coming from Chandigarh. The entry road to the sector is wide enough for two-way traffic.

Tips for safe driving cycle & rickshaws
Be prepared for cycles and rickshaws to take any direction at junctions and roundabouts. At most times it is safer for them to stay on the outer lane on a roundabout even if they are going most of the way around. Courtesy: Safe Driving, compiled by Cdr Swarup J Sarma


 
CRIME

Radio jockey plays the cop
Chandigarh, June 25
A radio jockey with a private FM radio today chased and intercepted a truck driver, who sped away after hitting a cyclist near the Sector 29 and Industrial Area traffic lights point.

Man booked
Mohali, June 25
The police has booked a resident of Jagatpura village on the charge of attempting to rape a minor girl, here today.

Man booked for suicide bid
Chandigarh, June 25
The local police has booked a Mauli Jagran resident for allegedly attempting suicide.

 
BUSINESS

Conversion move flayed
Chandigarh, June 25
The Chandigarh Industrial Area Tenants Association, at a meeting held here today, criticised the administration’s move for allowing conversion of industrial plots for commercial purposes.

 
EDUCATION

Admissions
Some respite at last
Chandigarh, June 25
For students seeking admission to city colleges, there seems to be some respite in store, at least for those applying to Government College, Sector 11, and the Government College for Girls, Sector 11.

PU Notes
Date extended
The last date for the receipt of application forms for BA LLB (honours) five-year integrated course and LLB (three-year professional course) at Swami Sarvanand Giri Panjab University Regional Centre, Bajwara, Hoshiarpur, has been extended to June 29.

Training course on lake hydrology
Chandigarh, June 25
A five-day training course on the hydrology of lakes for sustainable human benefits being organised by the National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee, and Centre of Advanced Study in Geology, Department of Geology, PU, began at the university here today.

Students of GMSSS-32, Chandigarh, seek blessings from environmentalist Sunder Lal Bahuguna on Monday. Bahuguna’s 3H formula — head, heart & hands
Chandigarh, June 25
The staff and students of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 32, interacted with environmentalist Sunder Lal Bahuguna on the school premises today. S.K. Setia, DPI (schools), presided.


Students of GMSSS-32, Chandigarh, seek blessings from environmentalist Sunder Lal Bahuguna on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

From Schools & Colleges
Tiny tots of Eurokids perform at the concluding function of Summer Fun 2007 in Panchkula on Monday. Panchkula
EUROKIDS: Conclusion of the Eurokids Summer Fun 2007 was marked by a medley of heartwarming performances by children. About 300 children participated in the workshop. Principal Mona Verma lauded the efforts put in by centre heads Ashima Bhatia (Panchkula) and Priya Parmar (Chandigarh).


Tiny tots of Eurokids perform at the concluding function of Summer Fun 2007 in Panchkula on Monday.

Students oppose fee hike
Chandigarh, June 25
Members of the DAV unit of the Students Organisation of Panjab University today protested against the college authorities regarding a fee hike for an add-on course in computers.

 
CULTURE

Ustad Khadim Hussain Warsi from Pakistan performs Sufiana Qalam at a musical soiree organised by the Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi on Monday. Bringing alive Waris Shah’s poetry
Chandigarh, June 25
The elite city audience witnessed a rare sublime simplicity of Sufiana music as maestros from Pakistan brought alive Waris Shah's poetic elegance at a musical soiree organised by the Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi, here today.

Ustad Khadim Hussain Warsi from Pakistan performs Sufiana Qalam at a musical soiree organised by the Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

SPORTS

Inter-District Cricket
Haryana amass 386 against CCA
Chandigarh, June 25
The Rest of Haryana scored 386 for 8 in 90 overs against the Chandigarh Cricket Association at the close of Day 1 of the Inter-District U-19 Haryana Cricket Association Tournament at GMSSS grounds, Sector 19, today.

Inter-school shooting meet
Chandigarh, June 25
The Punjab Rifle Shooting Association will hold the Punjab State Inter-School Shooting Championship at the Mohali shooting range from June 30 to July 1.

Asian skating championship
Coaching camps on
Chandigarh, June 25
The Roller Skating Federation of India has started preparations for participation in the Asian Roller Skating Championship likely to be held in Kolkata in November.

Famous Five
The five siblings get coaching from their father, also a coach, in carrom.
Siblings eyeing a higher aim
Chandigarh, June 25
It was a family affair at this year’s State Carom Championship as the contest saw four siblings vie for top two positions. The championship was held at St Stephen’s School in Sector 45 recently.

The five siblings get coaching from their father, also a coach, in carrom. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

A match in progress during the 4th Senior Chandigarh State Korfball Championship held at Banyan Tree School, Sector 48, Chandigarh, on Monday. SD Club get the better of Chandigarh Club
Chandigarh, June 25
SD Club beat Chandigarh Club 8-7 on the second day of the 4th Senior Chandigarh State Korfball championship held at Banyan Tree School, Sector 48, here today. Shweta found home three times, Gurinder and Sweety scored two each. On the other side, Chandigarh Club’s Sandeep, Lalita and Pardeep scored two each.


A match in progress during the 4th Senior Chandigarh State Korfball Championship held at Banyan Tree School, Sector 48, Chandigarh, on Monday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

 
ADMINISTRATION

Dist admin gears up to face floods
Dera Bassi, June 25
The district administration has geared up for the flood protection works during the coming monsoon season.


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