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The Last Blow
AEO shorn of all powers
Chandigarh, June 29
Close on the heels of divesting the assistant estate officer (AEO)of his quasi judicial powers of the estate office, the Chandigarh administration has stripped him of his administrative and executive powers.

19,000 flawed bombs rejected
CAG for probe into loss of Rs 10 cr
Chandigarh, June 29
Adoption of “deviated” drawings and use of “defective” hardware components by ordnance factory led to the rejection of 19,000 bombs procured by the Army, causing a loss of over Rs 10 crore.

2 new trains to chug in
Chandigarh, June 29
From July 1, two new trains would be stopping at the Chandigarh railway station. A train between Chandigarh and Allahabad (Uchhar Express) would start at 4.25 pm from Chandigarh and the reverse rain would reach Chandigarh at 9.20 am.

Ryan still in a mess
Chandigarh, June 29
Yet again, students currently studying in Class X of Ryan International School, Sector 48, are left in the lurch with the decision of the CBSE to disband it.

An organised gang at play
Auto Loan Fraud
Chandigarh, June 29
What seemed like an antic of a small operator has turned out to be a well-organised activity of several Haryana-based gangsters.

58-yr-old man found dead in Sec 15 inn
Chandigarh, June 29
The body of 58-year-old Hans Raj Sharma, a resident of Hamirpur, was found in an inn in Sector 15 here.




EARLIER STORIES

COMMUNITY

Empowering women economically
Women of Bapu Dham Colony, Sector 26, Chandigarh, surround Manjit Singh, director, Ambedkar Centre, Panjab University, at a meeting convened at a government high school in Chandigarh as they listen about economic empowerment on Thursday. Chandigarh, June 29
Self-help groups formed by women of Bapu Dham Colony, Sector 26, are all set to move a step further towards economic empowerment. In a boost to their little ‘movement’, they are going to be trained to prepare nutritious mid-day meals and stitch uniforms for schoolchildren, giving them a chance to finally earn some money.

Women of Bapu Dham Colony, Sector 26, Chandigarh, surround Manjit Singh, director, Ambedkar Centre, Panjab University, at a meeting convened at a government high school in Chandigarh as they listen about economic empowerment on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Apartment Act opens Pandora’s box
Chandigarh, June 29
The decision of the Chandigarh administration to invite public opinion on the implementation of the Apartment Act in Chandigarh seems to have stirred a hornet's nest.

Governor inspects rainwater project
Chandigarh, June 29
The Punjab Governor and UT administrator, Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd), today visited a project for rainwater harvesting and water conservation on Patiala-ki-Rao undertaken by the engineering and forest department to bring a new look to the area with the creation of two water bodies and development of green zones.

Gurdwara Clash
Plea to release sportspersons
Chandigarh, June 29
Baba Balwinder Singh, head of Gurdwara Nanak Sagar, Sector 39, has accused the police of registering false cases against sewadars of the gurdwara at the behest of a senior Punjab police officer.

Modern ‘swayamvar’
Panchkula, June 29
The Aggarwal Vikas Trust Panchkula will organise an interaction between prospective brides and grooms at Aggarwal Bhavan here on Sunday.

Models enchant audience
Chandigarh, June 29
As many as 70 models, including 30 girls, participated in a fashion show organised by the Mohali-based Ramp World Institute at the Kalagram here today. The models, who came all the way from Delhi, Himachal Pardesh, Haryana, Punjab and Chandigarh, were mostly amateurs and lacked professional competence.

A road much neglected
Zirakpur, June 29
It is a bumpy ride that motorists and commuters will like to forget. A strategic road connecting Chandigarh with Baltana is crying for attention with the Zirakpur nagar panchayat turning a blind eye to its maintenance.

Flouting rules, rickshawpullers park their rickshaws on the internal road for buses in front of the ISBT, Sector 17, Chandigarh.Traffic snarls at ISBT
Rickshawpullers flout rules
Chandigarh, June 29
In the absence of regular checking and challaning by the Chandigarh traffic police, rickshaws and autorickshaws continue to create bottlenecks in front of the Sector 17 Inter-State Bus Termius.

Flouting rules, rickshawpullers park their rickshaws on the internal road for buses in front of the ISBT, Sector 17, Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Women exhorted to fight against foeticide
Panchkula, June 29
Vice-president of the Haryana Child Welfare Council Asha Hooda today called upon women to come forward in checking female foeticide.

Follow Kabir’s teachings: Guv
Chandigarh, June 29
The Punjab Governor and UT administrator, Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd), while extending greetings on the occasion of Kabir Jayanti, called upon the people to work together and contribute to strengthen the fabric of social harmony, equality and brotherhood, as preached and practised by the great saint.

Union office inaugurated
Panchkula, June 29
Chairman of The Indian Express Employees Union A.D. Nagpal inaugurated the office of the union in the newspaper's new building, here on Wednesday.

Employees of the CTU raise slogans in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Friday.CTU-ABS staff clash
Chandigarh, June 29
A clash took place between employees of the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) and the Ambala Bus Syndicate (ABS) at Sector 17 here today.


Employees of the CTU raise slogans in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Tips for safe driving
Use of horn
The horn is to be used only if you need to warn other road users of your presence.

Letters
Monsoon threat
This is in response to a news item published in your paper recently wherein it was mentioned that government was taking adequate measures to control the outbreak of dengue fever.

 
CRIME

Rs 2.55 lakh, revolver stolen from car
Mohali, June 29
A sum of Rs 2.55 lakh and a revolver were allegedly stolen from a car in Phase VII here today.

 
BUSINESS

Stone of tourist complex laid
Mohali, June 29
The foundation stone of a tourist complex, to be constructed by Milkfed in collaboration with Tourism Department, was laid by cooperation minister Capt Kanwaljit Singh here today.

Bank opens retail hub
Chandigarh, June 29
The Bank of India, under its Star Gaurav project, today inaugurated a retail hub at its Sector 17 branch. The retail hub, which is the 15th such hub in the country, will cater to the needs of customers on the doorstep.

 
EDUCATION

BPEd students face uncertain future
Chandigarh, June 29
Fate of BPEd course at Government College, Sector 11, hangs in the balance with the National Council for Teachers Education (NCTE) and college authorities working at cross-purposes. With this, future of around 130 students enrolled for the course seems to be uncertain.

BCom cut-off 97.2 pc at Dev Samaj
Chandigarh, June 29
The admission scene is becoming clear with most of the city colleges displaying their final cut-off lists for admission to various undergraduate courses. Looking at the trends, it seems getting admission in the city colleges would be a distant dream now for most of the students.

Placement drive at CEC
Mohali, June 29
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) will hold joint placements at the Chandigarh Engineering College (CEC), Landran, on Sunday.

90 get jobs
Mohali, June 29
As many as 90 third-year students of the 2004-08 batch of Shaheed Udham Singh College of Engineering and Technology (SUSCET), Tangori, have been placed with premier industrial houses.

Class XI Admissions
9,800 forms submitted
Chandigarh, June 29
As many as 9,800 admission forms out of 11,615 for the centralised admissions to Class XI for the session 2007-08 have been submitted at the three collection centres on the last day here today.

INSO activists protest against the Panjab University authorities for failing to provide adequate facilities to students seeking admission to the university in Chandigarh on Friday.Admissions
INSO stages protest
Chandigarh, June 29
Members of the Indian National Students Organisation (INSO) staged a protest outside the administrative block of Panjab University here this afternoon to highlight the problems being faced by students in seeking admissions to various courses at the university.

INSO activists protest against the Panjab University authorities for failing to provide adequate facilities to students seeking admission to the university in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Students queue up for admissions to courses in Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Friday. PU sees huge rush
Chandigarh, June 29
Panjab University today witnessed a huge rush of students queued up to submit their admission forms. Earlier, the university had announced July 29 as the last date for submission of forms. However, the university extended the date to July 3 yesterday.

AN ENDLESS WAIT: Students queue up for admissions to courses in Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Friday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Training course on hydrology ends
Chandigarh, June 29
A five-day training course on “Hydrology of lakes for sustainable human benefits” ended at Panjab University here today.

Trees cast a shadow on the dry bed of the pool adjoining Gandhi Bhavan at Panjab University, Chandigarh.
Trees cast a shadow on the dry bed of the pool adjoining Gandhi Bhavan at Panjab University, Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

70 given certificates
Mohali, June 29
More than 70 persons participated in a certificate-distribution function organised by the Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS) at its field office at Chajju Majra Colony, block Kharar, here yesterday. As many as 32 students of the soft toys-making course were awarded certificates.

Workshop on web search methods
Chandigarh, June 29
A workshop on “Web Search Technologies” was organised at Dev Samaj College for Women, Sector 45, in collaboration with the Chandigarh Librarians Consortium.

COURTS

Advocate’s licence cancelled
Chandigarh, June 29
The Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana has cancelled the licence of Mohinder Kumar, advocate, under section 35 (3) (d) of the Advocates Act, 1961, for professional misconduct.

 
HEALTH

Anti-malaria Camp
405 blood samples collected
Chandigarh, June 29
‘Fever alert’ teams and operational teams of the anti-malaria wing of the Chandigarh administration screened the sensitive area of Dadu Majra and collected 405 samples of blood here today.

 
SPORTS

Girls warm up for sports trials on Panjab University campus, Chandigarh. Trials for sports wing seats draw poor response
Chandigarh, June 29
Restoration of sports wing seats to the college (affiliated to Panjab University) sportspersons by the Punjab sports department after a decade is a welcome step. But the response to the first day of the two-day trials on the PU campus to get the wing seats disappointed officials of the department.

Girls warm up for sports trials on Panjab University campus, Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph

Agility, speed her forte
Chandigarh, June 29
Nishi Chauhan, a local hockey player, is very close to realising her dream of making it to the senior team of the country.

The ERCA team in a jubilant mood after winning the Edmund Rice Triangular Cricket Tournament held at St John’s grounds in Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Friday. ERCA lift triangular series
Chandigarh, June 29
A fine allround performance by Edmund Rice Cricket Academy players enabled their team to thrash the Kurukshetra District Cricket Association by 9 wickets in the final of the Edmund Rice Triangular Series played at St John’s High School, Sector 26, here.

The ERCA team in a jubilant mood after winning the Edmund Rice Triangular Cricket Tournament held at St John’s grounds in Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Friday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Badminton
Stone of indoor court laid
Mohali, June 29
The foundation stone of an indoor badminton court in the complex of State Institute of Health and Family Welfare, Phase VI, was laid here today.

ADMINISTRATION

CAT stays doc’s superannuation
Chandigarh, June 29
The Central Administrative Tribunal, Chandigarh Bench, has stayed the superannuation of Dr Krishan Gopal Vij, professor and head, department of forensic medicine, GMCH, at the age of 58 here today. Dr Vij was scheduled to retire tomorrow.

Notice to two ultrasound centres
Chandigarh, June 29
The director, health services-cum-appropriate authority, has issued a show-cause notice to two ultrasound centres found violating the provisions of the PNDT Act and rules therein and for not maintaining records as per the statutory provisions.

LPG Misuse
Raid on resort
Zirakpur, June 29
Officials of the food and supplies department today raided the Fort Resort at Dhakoli here today and found irregularities in the consumption of LPG.



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