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PU bars vehicles
But only for a day
Chandigarh, June 4
Come tomorrow, one will hardly see any vehicle on the PU campus for officials of the university have made an appeal to make it a “No Vehicle Day”.

IIT to come up at Birla Farm site in Ropar
Mohali, June 4
The Birla Farm site at Ropar will house Punjab’s Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). Almost 600 acres of the farm, being used for agricultural research, have been marked for the IIT.

Day 2
Mohali awaits its new SSP
Mohali, June 4
For the second day today, Mohali waited for its new SSP. Several candidates are said to be in the race for the coveted post. The day began with rumours that Harcharan Singh Bhullar, deputy director, Punjab Vigilance Bureau, a keen contender, had made it to the post.

CTU buses at service of rly passengers
Chandigarh, June 4
A special fleet of buses will be stationed at the railway station soon by the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) to facilitate the commuting of railway passengers and tourists coming to the city by various trains. According to a proposal mooted initially, 10 buses will ply from there to different sectors.


Petrol stations see huge rush
Sale went up by 40-50 pc
Chandigarh, June 4
The hike in fuel prices to be affected from midnight today led to a huge rush at petrol stations in the city and surrounding townships of Panchkula and Mohali. Panicky residents wanted to cushion themselves against the price hike for sometime by getting their fuel tanks filled to the top.
With the fuel hike coming to effect from midnight, it was choc-a-bloc at most petrol stations in Chandigarh on Wednesday evening.
With the fuel hike coming to effect from midnight, it was choc-a-bloc at most petrol stations in Chandigarh on Wednesday evening. 
— Tribune photo by Vinay Malik



Rodrigues pleads for sustainable development
Chandigarh, June 4
S.F. Rodrigues, UT administrator, today made a forceful plea for a collective and action-oriented endeavour for maintaining the ecological balance and to ensure sustainable development by adopting good living practices.

Industrial plots allotted in ‘violation’ of SC orders
Mohali, June 4
Members of the Residential Welfare Association of Industrial Area, Phases VIII A and B, have alleged that the Punjab Small Industries and Export Corporation (PSIEC) has allotted nine industrial plot sites in Phase VIII A in violation of an order of the Supreme Court.

A long queue of applicants outside the Regional Passport Office in Sector 34, Chandigarh, is a routine during summer vacations. Passport seekers continue to face delays
Chandigarh, June 4
It’s a passport to inconvenience. Nothing else can explain the long serpentine queues of applicants braving sweltering heat outside the Regional Passport Office (RPO) here from early morning to late in the afternoon.

A long queue of applicants outside the Regional Passport Office in Sector 34, Chandigarh, is a routine during summer vacations. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Mohali MC fails to remove encroachments
Mohali, June 4
Fruit sellers encroach upon a footpath in Mohali. The Mohali municipal council has failed to remove encroachments by fruit sellers and others in different parts of the town much to the annoyance of many residents. While the fruit sellers have tried to encroach upon the footpaths along many roads creating traffic hurdles, shopkeepers have encroached upon the verandahs in market areas which are meant to be used by the public.
Fruit sellers encroach upon a footpath in Mohali. — A Tribune photograph

Traffic jam at Pinjore as rain washes away road
Panchkula, June 4
Thousands of commuters were put to great hardship through the day following a major traffic jam at Pinjore near here today as the road repaired by the police and municipal committee a fortnight ago was washed away in yesterday’s heavy rains.

Budding filmmaker inspiration for many
Chandigarh, June 4
People do not lack strength but they lack the will power. Themantra is a motivation for 24-year-old Aryan Kapoor, budding filmmaker, who is suffering from Osetogenesis Imperfecta (rare incurable genetic disease). His paralyzed body did not become a hurdle in converting his dream of making a film into reality. Being passionate about his work, he did not give in to the disease but set an example for physically challenged by directing his first movie on issue like AIDS called Khuda Ke Aansu.


                                                            Aryan Kapoor

Aryan Kapoor

World Environment Day
Function at Pinjore Gardens today
Chandigarh, June 4
A state-level function will be held at Pinjore Gardens, near here, tomorrow to celebrate World Environment Day.

Artistes perform a play ‘Paraywarana Ka Vinash’ at Sector 17 in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
Artistes perform a play ‘Paraywarana Ka Vinash’ at Sector 17 in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

World No Tobacco Day celebrated
Mohali, June 4
A district-level function on World No Tobacco Day was held at the Mohali Civil Hospital. Speaking on the occasion, Dr V.K. Harjai, assistant civil surgeon, SAS Nagar, stressed on abuses of nicotine products (tobacco) and suggested measures to prevent the use of tobacco.

Haryanvi saang fest concludes
Panchkula, June 4
The weeklong Haryanvi Saang Festival organised by the department of public relations and cultural affairs in association with NZCCC, Allahabad, concluded here today.

Spurt in unnatural deaths in city
41 persons dead within a month
Chandigarh, June 4
Close on the heels of the Arushi murder case, which rocked the national Capital last month, the sensational Anuradha murder case involving her husband as a prime suspect has sent shock waves in the city. The city is witnessing a spurt in unnatural deaths, with reports of bodies being recovered from open places becoming a routine for the local police.

Man found dead in Sec 38
Chandigarh, June 4
A 26-year-old man was found dead on a road in Sector 38, here, this morning.

Website quality scheme developed
Chandigarh, June 4
The department of information technology, ministry of communication and IT, Government of India, has developed "Website Quality Certification Scheme". The scheme will be based on international/national standards for both public and private websites.

Alliance Francaise office-bearers elected
Chandigarh, June 4
The annual general body meeting of Alliance Francaise was held recently at Alliance Francaise, Sector 36, Chandigarh. The office-bearers were elected for different positions.


At last, GC-46 has a regular principal
Chandigarh, June 4
After a long wait, Government College, Sector 46, has become the first college in the city to get a regular principal in past five to six years. Dr K.S. Saluja who was serving as officiating principal in the same college has been appointed as the regular principal after the UT administration issued him the appointment letter yesterday.

Teachers and students sit on the relay fast at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Relay fast enters 59th day
Chandigarh, June 4
While relay fast of the students and teachers of PU demanding central status for PU has entered 59th day, the Punjab Government is yet to awake to the situation.

Teachers and students sit on the relay fast at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

PUSU protest against prospectus prices
Chandigarh, June 4
Students of PUSU (Panjab Univeristy Students’ Union) today staged a protest against the soaring prices of the prospectuses for different courses. The Tribune had recently highlighted about the price hike of admission forms and other prospectuses in these columns.

Assn demands single counselling for admissions
Chandigarh June 4
Punjab Unaided Technical Institutions Association (PUTIA) in a special meeting held at SASIIT, Mohali, has demanded that a single counselling should be held for admissions to various courses for the session 2008-09.

Nikhil Gupta Nikhil brings laurels to school
Chandigarh, June 4
Nikhil Gupta, an 18-year old boy from Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 33, enjoys the privilege for being the first student from any government school to be shortlisted for Jenesys Programme, an Indo-Japanese international exchange programme that was organised in December last year.                               
Nikhil Gupta


Four dead in accidents
Rajpura, June 4
Three persons were killed today in two separate accidents at Rajpura. A couple on their way to Rao Majra village towards Rajpura were hit by an unidentified car near Kauli village on Patiala road at around 11.30 am.

Biker killed
Bassi Pathana, June 4
Bhupinder Singh, a resident of Khuda Ali Sher, was killed on the spot in an accident when a motorcycle collided with a scooter at Veero Majri village.

Tribune Impact
Stopover of Himachal Express extended
Bassi Pathana, June 4
Giving in to the demand of Bassi Pathana residents and following reports in The Tribune, the Northern Railway authorities has extended the stopover of 4553, 4554 Himachal Express at Bassi Pathana Railway station for three more months from today.

NRI’s body handed over to friends
Kharar, June 4
The body of 78-year-old NRI Balwant Singh, who was found dead under mysterious circumstances at his residence in Sunny Enclave, Mundi Kharar, was handed over to his friends after postmortem.

Four fall unconscious in sewerage
Ambala, June 4
Four persons fell unconscious under the influence of ammonia gas in the sewer disposal well being constructed for laying the sewerage line near Baldev Nagar at Ambala city today.

YPS register win in U-13 cricket
Patiala, June 4
YPS, Patiala shrugged of their bad form and finally managed to register their first win in the 10th Hot Weather Cricket Tournament for under-13 boys played at the Army school ground here today when they beat SDCA, Patiala by 6 wickets in a league match of the tourney.


Shamim Khan fires a record 10-under card
Gurbaaz trails leader by 3 strokes in Nepal golf
Chandigarh, June 4
Thirty-year-old Shamim Khan from Delhi set the Gokama Forest Golf Resort greens ablaze as he fired a 10-under par 62 to erase the nine-under 63 record of compatriot Vinod Kumar set on the same Kathmandu course a couple of years back. This record-breaking feat saw him grab the lead on the opening day of the Surya Nepal Masters in Kathmandu today.

City girl qualifies for international umpiring
Chandigarh, June 4
City girl Anuradha Bansal (26) has created history of the sort today by qualifying the international umpiring examination for table tennis. She is the youngest Indian female to have qualified this test.

52 in fray for city junior golf
Chandigarh, June 4
Fifty-two under-18 golfers from Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali will be seen in action in the CGA Junior and Sub-junior Golf Championship to be played on the par-72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club on June 5 and 6.

Volleyball player honoured
Chandigarh, June 4
“The sports funds should be increased and more facilities and infrastructure should be provided to the volleyball players,” opined Sanjay Kumar, member of Indian volleyball team that clinched gold medal for the first time in the history during Youth Asian Championship held at Vishakhapatnam in 2003.

Amjyot selected for b’ball camp
Chandigarh, June 4
Amjyot Singh of New Public School, Sector 18, Chandigarh, has been selected by Basketball Federation of India to participate in the preparation camp for the 4th Children of Asia Basketball tournament to be held at Yukutsk (Russia). The tournament will be held from July 3 to 14. The coaching camp will commence from June 10 at Bhopal (M.P.).


2 held for possessing fake passport
Chandigarh, June 4
The crime branch of the Chandigarh police today arrested two persons on the charges of fraud and forgery. The duo was caught for possessing fake passport, which were found missing from the passport office, Sector 34, in 2006.

Man ‘cheated’ in sale of SCF
Chandigarh, June 4
Chetan Goel, a resident of Sector 8 here, lodged a police complaint against Ramesh Kumar, a resident of Sector 28, and Bhagwan Dass of Sector 8, who allegedly cheated him by selling an SCF in Sector 7. His share of profit was not handed over to him. A case under Sections 406, 420 and 120-B, IPC, has been registered at the police station, Sector 3. The case is under investigation with economic offences wing of the Chandigarh police.

PO arrested
Chandigarh, June 4
The Chandigarh police today arrested a proclaimed offender, involved in several cases of theft.

Man robbed of cash, cellphone
Chandigarh, June 4
Three youngsters driving a stolen car robbed a man on knifepoint of his cash and a mobile phone in Sector 36, here, last night.


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