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5 days gone, BSNL Nets services — partly
Government and public sector employees have been unable to draw their salaries. Pensioners are also hit.

Chandigarh, July 4
After five days, BSNL was finally able to restore broadband and Net services in certain parts of Mani Majra, Panchkula and Mohali this evening, officials claimed. Broadband services to Sector 17 and neighbouring areas are yet to be restored.

Heavy rush at the railway reservation counter in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
Heavy rush at the railway reservation counter in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Banks, BPOs turn to alternatives
Chandigarh, July 4
Upset over the BSNL’s inability to put back the services on track, a number of corporate houses, financial institutions and BPOs have started looking for alternative service providers. It seems the BSNL had no back up plan in place. Corporate houses, banks, BPOs and even government organisations is learnt have now started making alternative arrangements.

For cops, fire not a burning issue
Chandigarh, July 4
Five days after the fire at the Sector 17 telephone exchange of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), the Chandigarh Police is yet to initiate a probe into the matter.


EARLIER STORIES

Tourists find rickshaws the best mode of transport for sightseeing in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
Tourists find rickshaws the best mode of transport for sightseeing in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

50 acres cleared of encroachers
School buildings sealed

Panchkula, July 4
Cracking down on encroachments in Mansa Devi, the district administration today launched an offensive against the violators and secured over 50 acres of land from near the shrine complex, here today.

Students to go the healthy way
Chandigarh, July 4
In a major decision, the central board of secondary education (CBSE) has decided to implement Comprehensive School Health Programme in institutions affiliated to it.

COMMUNITY

Poor kids to get fiscal help
Chandigarh, July 4
The Chandigarh administration has introduced a scheme to provide financial assistance to dependant children of widows and destitute women.

Five clinics raided
Chandigarh, July 4
A team of health department officials took the record of five clinics in its possession during a surprise visit to Kajheri village here today. The team consisted of Dr Balbir Singh, nodal officer, Dr Rajeshwar Rana and Dr Rajiv Kapila.

Voltage Shock
Gadgets knocked out
Zirakpur, July 4
The fluctuation in power became a matter of concern for residents of Sunny Enclave as their electrical gadgets, including air-conditioners, refrigerators and television sets were damaged due to the sudden increase in voltage here today.

Customer accuses bank of harassment
Banking on strong-arm tactics
Chandigarh, July 4
Private sector banks seem to be resorting to strong-arm tactics to recover their loans. One such “victim” was an HSBC customer, Jaswant Singh Rana, who had taken a personal loan of Rs 80,000 on March 15, 2003, from HSBC Bank.

Apathy parks losses at CTU lots
Chandigarh, July 4
Call it laxity or sheer indifference on the part of the authorities, the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) is suffering a monthly loss of over Rs 1.5 lakh for many months now.

Garbage litters the underground parking area at the ISBT in Sector 17, Chandigarh, which has not been allotted allegedly due to official neglect. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
Garbage litters the underground parking area at the ISBT in Sector 17, Chandigarh, which has not been allotted allegedly due to official neglect

Presidential poll: NDA calls meeting
Chandigarh, July 4
As part of its campaign for the presidential poll, the NDA has called a meeting of the MLAs of its constituent parties in the North on July 8 here, BJP leader Satya Pal Jain said today.

Out to explore the Himalayas
Chandigarh, July 4
The Chandigarh station saw a flurry of activity this morning with a group of foreigners garnering all attention astride motorbikes. A quick tête-à-tête revealed that this group of 23 Australians is riding through Chandigarh for a “unique” holiday.


A group of Australians rides through Chandigarh on bikes for a holiday in the hills on Wednesday.  — Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh 
A group of Australians rides through Chandigarh on bikes for a holiday in the hills on Wednesday.

UT redistributes work among officers
Chandigarh, July 4
The Chandigarh administration today ordered redistribution of additional work to UT officers.

Education dept assures job to widow
Chandigarh, July 4
The Chandigarh education department has assured to extend all possible help to a widow of one of its employees after a delegation of the UT Teachers Welfare Association, led by its president Shavinder Singh, met the DPI (S) to submit a request from her side.

Suspended, not dismissed
Chandigarh, July 4
Regarding a news-item headlined ‘Bribe costs SDM’s reader his job’ which appeared in these columns on May 24, it is clarified that Naresh Kumar Gupta, a former reader to SDM (south), has not been dismissed from service by the deputy commissioner-cum-controller, civil defence, R.K. Rao.

PU canteen worker found dead
Chandigarh, July 4
A 47-year-old employee of a Panjab University (PU) canteen was found dead in a tent erected in the building of the Punjab technical education department in Sector 36 early this morning.

Kerosene sale against fingerprints
Chandigarh, June 4
To check the pilferage of kerosene in the city, the food and supplies department is planning to ensure that the entire sale of the essential commodity is accounted for though fingerprint verification.

City-based engineer takes over as Rotary dist guv
Chandigarh, July 4
Chandigarh-based environmental engineer and Rotarian Shaju Peter took over as the District Governor of the Rotary International District 3080 on July 1, this year.

Chandigarh-based environmental engineer and Rotarian Shaju Peter, who has taken over as the District Governor of Rotary International District 3080 
Chandigarh-based environmental engineer and Rotarian Shaju Peter, who has taken over as the District Governor of Rotary International District 3080

Apartment Act
Implement it, says public
Chandigarh, July 4
The public opinion, sought by the Chandigarh administration, has gone in favour of the implementation of the Chandigarh Apartment Rules, 2001.

Tips for safe driving
Crossing another car at a crossroad
Suppose you are intending to turn right off a major road and a car coming the other way is also intending to turn right. The driving rules lay down that you pass behind each other. The expectation from this rule is that even if one of you has to stop to get into position, each should be able to reasonably anticipate that the correct line will be followed.

Letters
Nuisance of encroachments
Encroachments are becoming the order of the day. It seems that the officials concerned are under some kind of pressure. Public is suffering due to his inaction of the authorities.

 
CRIME

Nokia phone thieves nabbed
Mohali, July 4
The police has arrested two persons for snatching a Nokia mobile phone from an employee working in a shop in Phase X here today.

16 held for drinking at public place
Chandigarh, July 4
The Chandigarh police today raided eating joints in a late-night operation in the city. It nabbed 16 people, including staff of two eating joints, for allegedly consuming liquor at a public place.

Shopkeeper booked
Mohali, July 4
The police has booked a shopkeeper of Phase V and his son on a charge of  cheating.

 
EDUCATION

Class XI
Admissions continue till late night

Chandigarh, July 4
The opening day of centralised Class XI admissions to government schools, underway at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23, was the toughest day for both teachers and admission seekers.


Reserved-category students wait for their turn to get admission to the school of their choice on Wednesday.

Reserved-category students wait for their turn to get admission to the school of their choice on Wednesday.

Admissions
Day III: Focus shifts to arts, science
Chandigarh, July 4
With most of the BCom, BBA and BCA seats in colleges already filled on the first two days, the focus of students shifted to the arts and science streams on the third day today. Those who failed to make it to BCom, BBA and BCA, today turned to BA with elective subjects like psychology, sociology, English elective, economics and fine arts.

PU admissions begin today
Chandigarh, July 4
Admission to various Panjab University courses will begin from July 5. For courses where the admission will be conducted directly in the departments, students can deposit their fee with the office in charge of the concerned department and obtain a provisional receipt.

Chennai business school announces PG course
Chandigarh, July 4
SMOT, a business school of Chennai, announced the launch of its first pan-India postgraduate programme in management here today. The institute has allocated 10 seats for every state and graduates are eligible to apply for the course.

Child Labour
Education dept has a plan
Chandigarh, July 4
The Chandigarh education department has proposed a plan to ensure better convergence between the objectives of universalising elementary education and eliminating child labour.

GGDSD College starts new course
Chandigarh, July 4
GGDSD College, Sector 32, has introduced a two-year master’s degree course in entrepreneurship and family business (MEFB) from the academic session 2007-08.

 
CULTURE

CIPA stars to act in telefilm
Chandigarh, July 4
After being involved with theatre for more than a decade, the Chandigarh Institute of Performing Arts (CIPA) is now ready to plunge into production for the small screen.






Shyam Juneja, director, CIPA, (centre) with the cast of his telefilm, ‘Pange Pe Panga’ at their office in Sector 11 in Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph

Shyam Juneja, director, CIPA, (centre) with the cast of his telefilm, ‘Pange Pe Panga’ at their office in Sector 11 in Chandigarh.
HEALTH

Docs briefed about anti-dengue measures
Chandigarh, July 4
While the first week of the current month will be observed as cleanliness week, the entire month will be observed as cleanliness month in Chandigarh. As part of it, UT home-cum-health secretary Krishna Mohan will flag off a cycle rally for awareness about prevention and control of dengue and chikungunya on Friday.

 
SPORTS

Sumit’s 174 runs topple Lahore team

Chandigarh, July 4
A swashbuckling knock of 174 runs off 127 balls by Sumit Dhawan enabled the hosts, DAV Academy, to thrash the visiting Lahore Schools XI team by 188 runs in the opening match of the Indo-Pak Brotherhood Cup (u-15), being played at the DAV Senior Secondary School grounds, Sector 8, here today.

DAV Academy’s Sumit Dhawan plays a shot during the opening match of the Indo-Pak Brotherhood Cup held at the DAVSSS-8 grounds in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

DAV Academy’s Sumit Dhawan plays a shot during the opening match of the Indo-Pak Brotherhood Cup held at the DAVSSS-8 grounds in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

Young Pakistan cricketers want Preity Zinta

Chandigarh, July 4
Their excitement knew no bounds when they heard that the face they see so often on the small screen back in their country Pakistan is in the city for a film shooting.



Budding cricketers from Pakistan in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Budding cricketers from Pakistan in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

On a roll to fame
Chandigarh, July 4
This lad is virtually on a roll to success. Meet Arshdeep, a 17-year-old Class XII student of Ajit Karam Singh International Public School, Sector 41, Chandigarh.

ADMINISTRATION

GH-6 drug store finally sealed
Panchkula, July 4
The district administration finally sealed the chemist shop running from the premises of General Hospital, Sector 6, here today. SDM Varinder Dahiya, who headed the team, said the chemist was continuing to sell medicine, despite the fact that his contract was over.


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