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CTU buses go off road
Thousands stranded

Chandigarh, June 16
Thousands of commuters of the city and the periphery were stranded this morning as CTU buses went off the road following an impromptu strike by the CTU workers union.
Buses stand still at the bus depot in Industrial Area, Chandigarh Speaking out

Buses stand still at the bus depot in Industrial Area, Chandigarh, on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Now, GH-16 has no urea kit
Chandigarh, June 16
Once again, Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, Sector 16, is in the news. First, there was acute shortage of certain life-saving drugs, then the unavailability of thyroid kits, and now urea diagnostic kits, required for detection of various kidney-related ailments, have run out of stocks, causing problems for many patients.

Visitors take delight in boating at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh
SMOOTH SAILING: Visitors take delight in boating at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: Karam Singh


Spice up life via speed post
Chandigarh, June 16
But for the failure of the Punjab Postal Department to publicise its innovative scheme of home delivering some of the finest spices from the South via speed post, thousands of Punjabis could have added more flavour to their meals.


Parents want quota scheme for MBBS students
Chandigarh, June 16
The parents of the 2007 batch of MBBS students today urged the government to extend a scheme for reservation of 10 per cent seats for meritorious students from rural areas in private engineering colleges, providing them education free of cost, to private medical and dental colleges also.

Marla house owners on warpath again
Say regularise need-based changes
Chandigarh, June 16
Even as the Chandigarh administration gears up to reward the illegal squatters on prime govrnment land by rehabilitating them under its much-criticised rehabilitation policy, thousands of marla house owners are on the warpath once again protesting against its "double standards."

Auto drivers make hay
Autorickshaw drivers and rickshaw pullers had a field day in the wake of the CTU bus strike in ChandigarhChandigarh, June 16
Manvinder Singh came to city yesterday to see his ailing mother in the PGI. This morning he was standing in front of the PGI to get back to his Maloya village. Unaware of CTU bus strike, he kept waiting for an hour. Later when he thought of hiring autorickshaw, he demanded Rs 120 to take him to his village whereas he gives Rs 10.

Autorickshaw drivers and rickshaw pullers had a field day in the wake of the CTU bus strike in Chandigarh on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Punjab-UT pact on AC buses leads to strike
Chandigarh, June 16
The genesis of today’s strike, which put thousands of commuters to inconvenience, lies in the inter-state agreement, signed between Punjab and Chandigarh. The agreement will allow private air-conditioned buses from Punjab to the city.

A tête-à-tête with Mac Mohan
Actor Mac Mohan interacts with medipersons during a press conference at Chandigarh Press Club Punjabi film ‘Mud Vatana Nu’ launched

Chandigarh, June 16
"No media of entertainment genre has influenced the people of India as much as Indian films," opined acclaimed film actor Mac Mohan better known as ‘Samba’ of film ’Sholay’.

Actor Mac Mohan interacts with medipersons during a press conference at Chandigarh Press Club on Monday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan 

e wild wild web
The Age of Participative Journalism

“This is not a generation that wants to be told, this is a generation that wants to participate in opinion forming", says Nikesh Arora, president Google for Europe, Middle East and Africa and vice-president, Google UK. He was addressing the World Editors Forum at the World Association of Newspapers 2008 conference in the first week of June.

Apple resurrects iPhone, the 3G version is out
It may be late information for most who follow the transformations in the Mac web religiously. However, for most, this meal may be well-prepared. With India becoming a hub for all electronics, the greatest revolution of 2007 couldn’t have remained aloof from the kitties of Indian consumers. The large number of iPhone’s currently in India (months before the phone has made its legal debut in the country) tell the tale of what a huge success the Apple Inc.’s creation has been.

3,000 kids attend Sikh missionary camps
Chandigarh, June 16
Sikh Missionary College, Chandigarh zone, is organising its annual summer camp at 50 different venues in Chandigarh, SAS Nagar and surrounding villages. More than 3,000 children of different age groups have got themselves registered and joined these camps. During the morning hours, sessions are held on Sikhs gurus and history, gurbani and code of conduct and in the evening, the children are taught kirtan.

DT City Centre disappoints


Sale of Class XI prospectus starts
Admission process modified

Chandigarh, June 16
The education department, Chandigarh administration, started the sale of prospectuses today for centralised admission to Class XI in government schools of Chandigarh for the academic session 2008-09.

Diet Rates Hike
Students’ organisation demands roll back

Chandigarh, June 16
The Indian National Student Organisation (INSO) has called for roll back in the price hike of the diet chart of Panjab University hostels and canteens at the student centre.

Librarians join relay fast at PU
Chandigarh, June 16
Library staff from different libraries of Panjab University took over the command OF the relay fast for Central University status for PU. The fast entered its 71st day today.

PU research scholars discuss problems
Chandigarh, June 16
A meeting of research scholars of Panjab University was held at the student centre today where the problems of the scholars were deliberated upon. In all, 40 research scholars assembled for the meeting.


Revision Petition
Trial court told to frame charges against Mariya 

Panchkula, June 16
Taking up a revision petition filed against the trial court’s orders, the Additional District and Sessions Judge Shiva Sharma has directed the trial court to consider framing charges against Subhash Mariya, a former principal of DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, and Vijay Kumar, principal of Hansraj Public School, Sector 6, Panchkula, for trespassing and causing damages.


Follow CVC guidelines: Rodrigues
Chandigarh, June 16
The UT Administrator today asked senior officers of the Administration to implement CVC guidelines in all departments. This will make governance more transparent, accountable and responsive in checking unethical and corrupt practices in different departments.


Pbi varsity players gear up for coming tournaments
Patiala, June 16
While many students are waiting desperately for the university results, sportspersons of Punjabi University, Patiala, are gearing up to create new records in the coming tournaments. The university has already started its summer training camps for various games from June 1. These include athletics, football, archery, weightlifting, powerlifting, cycling and judo. Many players of national and international fame are taking part in the practice sessions.

Pbi varsity to conduct trials on June 24
Patiala, June 16
Punjabi University, Patiala, will conduct wing trials for all games on June 24 at the campus. Apart from the players selected by the Punjab sports department, new players can take part. “Punjab department has provided us with 150 seats. 

Sweets shops raided
Owners stage dharna, block traffic

Ambala, June 16
The sweet shopowners of Ambala Cantonment staged a dharna and blocked traffic in Sadar Bazaar today to protest against the alleged misconduct of a sanitary inspector.

Army jawan found dead
Kharar, June 16
22-year-old Army jawan Amarjit Singh died on his trip to Hemkund Sahib on Saturday. A resident of Jandpur village, Amarjit had joined the Army four years ago and had come home on two months' leave.

Manhole danger looms large
Ambala, June 16
HUDA has not only failed in its duty to provide basic amenities to residents of Ambala City, but its negligent attitude is also posing a constant threat to them.

MC Polls
BJP-SAD, Cong lists out

Zirakpur/Dera Bassi, June 16
The SAD-BJP alliance has finalised its candidates for the Zirakpur municipal council elections here. The SAD has fielded the following candidates here: Ward No. 1 Manisha Malik; ward No. 4 Paramjit Kaur Sodhi; ward No. 6 Lambardar Santokh Singh; ward No. 7 Karamjit Kaur Nabha; ward No. 8 Satnam Singh; ward No. 11 Gurmukh Singh; ward No. 14 Harjit Singh Minta; ward No. 15 Suraj Mahiwal Advocate.  

Two held for stealing computer parts 
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 16
The Fatehgarh Sahib Police has arrested two involved in stealing computer hardware parts and other computer-related parts from various places.

Hospital suffers staff pangs
Bassi Pathana, June 16
Patients at the civil hospital here end up paying high prices to private ambulances during emergencies as there is no driver for the hospital ambulance for the past several months.

Honour Killing
Man gets police remand
Rajpura, June 16
Sarabjit Singh, accused of killing his sister and her husband on Sunday afternoon, was produced in a court today. He was sent to one-day police remand.


Vineeta of Delhi reacts after scoring a point during AITA Talents Series at CLTA in ChandigarhTennis
Bhavya beats Shweta in AITA Series

Chandigarh, June 16
Wild card entrant Bhavya Wadhawan got the better of Shweta S. 7-2 in the first round of main draw in the AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament being held at Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association, Sector 10, here today.

Vineeta of Delhi reacts after scoring a point during AITA Talents Series at CLTA in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari 

Management school launched
Chandigarh, June 16
Chandigarh-based Aryans Group has come up with another MBA school in the name of Aryans School of Management (ASM). The above said school has got clearance from the All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), ministry of human resource development (MHRD), Government of India, New Delhi.

Cricket tourney
Chandigarh, June 16
The UT Cricket Association will organise Annual Hot Weather League-cum-Knockout Cricket Tournament for Chandigarh Trophy from June 22.


Admn’s anti-malaria drive rings hollow
Mosquitoes breed right under campaign’s symbol 
Chandigarh, June 14
Stagnant water and sludge provide a breeding ground to the mosquitoes right under the anti-malaria banner in Chandigarh The health authorities in Chandigarh do not believe in practising what they preach, apparently.

Stagnant water and sludge provide a breeding ground to the mosquitoes right under the anti-malaria banner in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan 


FIR registered against 5 docs
Chandigarh, June 16
The UT police today registered an FIR on the charges of conspiracy, fraud, tampering with the document, negligence, inadequate facilities, forgery and disturbing peace against five doctors of a Sector 34-based private hospital, INSCOL, on the directions of the district court.

1 held for snatching mobile phones
Chandigarh, June 16
Tim Jeet, a resident of Hoshiarpur, was arrested on charges of snatching mobile phones. According to the police, Tim Jeet had snatched the mobile phone from a resident of Sector 16 at the dividing road of Sectors 16 B and 15 on April 16. Dr Ajay was walking after dinner, when Tim, riding a Pulsar motorcycle, came and snatched the mobile phone. Following a tip-off yesterday, a police party arrested the accused while he came to meet his friend in Sector 16.


Grandeur of folklore impresses audience
Panchkula, June 16
Artistes perform during a state-level folk music festival at Inderdhanush Stadium in Panchkula The rich grandeur and vitality of folklore was brought alive by 260 artists drawn from all parts of Haryana in a state level Folk Music Festival held at the Inderdhanush Auditorium here today. The audience in the fully packed hall relished the musical bonanza that was organised by the Haryana Kala Parishad.

Artistes perform during a state-level folk music festival at Inderdhanush Stadium in Panchkula on Monday. A Tribune photograph


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