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Teachers fail students’ test
Chandigarh, June 20
"We do not like Tejinder ma’am (name changed) because she beats us for petty reasons, keeps on insulting us and use abusive language", says a child from a Maloya school. "Our teacher keeps eating in the class and sends us to canteen to get food for him", says another from a school in a southern sector.

Veggies, pulses on the boil
Chandigarh, June 20
The impact of the hike in the fuel price has finally started showing. With inflation breaking the 13-year-old record and jumping to 11.05, prices of all essential commodities - vegetables and items of daily use and grocery - have shot up by 10 to 25 per cent in the city.

PCA Lie Nailed: Kapil’s poster not ready
Mohali, June 20
PCA treasurer G.S. Walia’s claim on June 18 that the poster was ready and would be put in place in two-three days was not based on facts. The reality is that repair work was started only two days before with the order being placed to Sector 34-based company Jyoti Graphix.

Angry artists plan ‘special’ exhibition
Chandigarh, June 20
The case registered yesterday against the city-based artist Viren Tanwar for his exhibition of nude painting and portraying animals in objectionable acts at Alliance Francaise in September last year has the ire of the art community but also other parts of the country.



A monument at the Botanical Garden in Chandigarh has become a breeding place for mosquitoes
A monument at the Botanical Garden in Chandigarh has become a breeding place for mosquitoes. This garden was inaugurated on November 14, 1988, to mark Jawaharlal Nehru’s birth centenary celebrations. — Tribune photo by Karam Singh

Nayagaon Master Plan
Housing dept entrusts power to local bodies
Mohali, June 20
Side stepping all controversy, Punjab’s department of housing and urban development has washed its hands off the planning and development of the area falling within the Nayagaon Notified Area Committee.

Parking contractor fleeces visitors at Rock Garden
Chandigarh, June 20
Employees of a private security parking contractor, running the parking lot at Rock Garden here, were today caught while overcharging the visitors.

CHB assured scheme draw on June 26
Chandigarh, June 20
Fate of over 2,300 applicants, who bid for the dwelling units under the assured allotment scheme of the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) in Sector 63, will be decided on June 26.

Chandigarh to be a solar city
New Delhi, June 20
Dr R.K. Pachauri-headed TERI is all set to make Chandigarh an environment-friendly solar city. TERI officials in Delhi say the organisation will provide the Chandigarh Administration all expertise and know-how on renewable energy technology and passive building concept for new buildings on the basis of its existing concept-TERI Griha.

VIP duties take toll on police
Adviser demands 2 more cos. of ITBP
Chandigarh, June 20
Reeling under a shortage of over 3,000 personnel, the VIP duties of the Chandigarh police are telling on its working. This has been admitted in a letter by UT adviser Pradip Mehra to B Bhamathi, joint secretary (UT), ministry of home affairs.

Night Life: It ‘s all about peer pressure
Is there a disaster in waiting to happen? The last few years have seen a spurt in some avoidable accidents involving minors without driving licence and reckless young adults, high on the headiness of youth.

Living dangerously, for fun
The not-so-rich flock to clubs too
Chandigarh June 17
Wednesday ‘Cinderella Night’, Thursday ‘Trans Night’, Friday ‘Hip-Hop Night’, Saturday ‘Sizzling Night”...this is the way the schedule of a disco buff goes. From coffee houses, private parties to long drives, Chandigarh night life is finally coming of age.

Licence to kill
Speed is catching them young. Kids, mostly in their teens, zipping across the city on their bikes and cars, are a common sight. If a minor is caught driving, the traffic police issues a challans of Rs 1100, apart from serving the parents with a notice to appear before a court.

Nominations for MC elections halved
Mohali, June 20
The competition in the coming municipal council elections in Zirakpur and Dera Bassi was halved today following the withdrawal and rejection of nomination forms. Out of the total 84 candidates, who had filed their nominations in Dera Bassi only 41 are left in the fray now.

MC sanitation panel raids medical store
Chandigarh, June 20
The sanitation committee of the municipal corporation today raided the corporation’s medical health office-cum-store in Sector 23 here. The raid was carried out after a sweeper complained to the committee.

Youth denied job to ‘favour’ another
Chandigarh, June 20
An unemployed youth, Sanjeev Arora, is running from pillar to post to get his legitimate right. Alleging that his claim for the post of a peon in the Punjab Legal Services Authority has been ignored to favour some other candidate, he has sent his complaint to the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Mayor reviews development work
Chandigarh, June 20
Mayor, Pardeep Chhabra along with Deputy Mayor, Harphool Chander Kalyan, and area councillor Reeta Sharma, visited Sector 37 and 38 to view the development of the road works and other problems of the area residents.

ICICI initiative for poor kids
Chandigarh, June 20
ICICI bank yesterday announced a new initiative ‘read to lead’ to facilitate access to formal elementary education for one lakh disadvantaged children. The initiative will be undertaken in partnership with voluntary organisations identified by the ICICI foundation and the bank.

PGI employee injured
Chandigarh, June 20
A PGI contract employee was seriously injured here today morning after he accidentally fell from the fifth floor. He was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of PGI.


To make PU more safe
Committee to tackle ragging
Chandigarh, June 20
Even though the academic session for 2008-09 is yet to start in two months, the Panjab University is all geared up to deal with the ragging menace.

Online hostel records to check outsiders
Chandigarh, June 20
Outsiders enjoying Panjab University’s hostel hospitality will no longer be able to do so. University has decided to sieve the outsiders from the hostel residents.

PU observes Chitavani Diwas
Chandigarh, June 20
The 75th day of the chain fast by the students, teachers, research scholars and library staff of PU, demanding central university status for the university, was observed as the Chitavani Diwas today.

Members of joint action Committee (JAC) and PUTA protest wearing black headbands as they observe Chitawani Diwas at PU in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chahaun

Members of joint action Committee (JAC) and PUTA protest wearing black headbands as they observe Chitawani Diwas at PU in Chandigarh

Trekking expedition for principals
Chandigarh, June 20
City school principals and officials of the education department participated in a five-day trekking expedition in the hills of Dalhousie and Khajjiar. The programme was organised under the adventure sports activities by the department.

Counselling camp at ABS
Chandigarh, June 20
More than 217 students from tri-city and other areas participated in the first day of the 8th Career Counseling Camp organised at Aryans Business School (ABS) campus on Chandigarh- Rajpura Road today.

Camp concludes at Euro-Kids
Chandigarh, June 20
Five-week-long summer camp concluded with foot tapping music and dance melodies at Euro-Kids Pre-Schools of tricity at Sector 18 here today.


Cops thrash women, child
Property dispute led to the incident
Patiala, June 20
In yet another incident exposing the brutality of the police, cops allegedly thrashed two women and a child here today. Gurmail Kaur (40), Harpreet Kaur (30) and Kawalpreet Kaur (10) were allegedly manhandled this morning by ASI Baljinder Kumar, Ranjit Singh, female constable Rajbir Kaur and two other cops.

Woman held with revolver, poppy husk
Rajpura, June 20
The Rajpura police arrested a woman planning to loot a business family from Punjab on Thursday and recovered a country made revolver and six kg poppy husk from her possession.

Ward Nos. 5, 6, 7 and 8 lack development
Zirakpur, June 20
The residents of ward numbers 5, 6, 7 and 8 are disappointed with progress of the development work in their area. Their long pending demand of proper bus stand, parks and community centre are yet to be taken up by the municipal council of Zirakpur.

Shortcut to disaster:
Open pits endanger the lives of children in Zirakpur. — A Tribune photograph
Open pits endanger the lives of children in Zirakpur

Pbi varsity to set up hi-tech media centre
Patiala, June 20
The department of journalism and mass communication of Punjabi University is set to scale new heights by expanding and equipping itself to meet the challenges and requirements of the completely transformed media world around.

VC honoured
Patiala, June 20
Dr Jaspal Singh, vice-chancellor of Punjabi University, Patiala, was honoured by Gursharan Kaur, wife of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, at a function organised by Bhai Vir Singh Sadan at New Delhi for his unique contribution to promote Punjabi in its entirety.

Future City Mohali
Master plan recommends upgradation of roads
Kharar, June 20
The master plan carved out for future city Mohali recommends upgradation of existing transport facilities to meet the demand of nine million people who will ply on the roads of Greater Mohali area in future.

Govt to encourage sports in Haryana
Ambala, June 20
For encouraging sports, Haryana Government is providing every possible facility to the players. Besides this, government is also constructing stadiums in different villages of the state, for serving its purpose of encouraging sports.

108 in fray from Ropar
Ropar, June 20
As many as 108 candidates are left in the fray for the municipal council elections of Ropar, Morinda and Anandpur Sahib. From Ropar, 62 candidates are in the fray, while 38 have withdrawn their nominations.

Stage set for nagar council polls
Patiala, June 20
Deputy commissioner-cum-district returning officer D.S. Grewal said a total of 559 candidates filled up their forms for the nagar council elections in this district and after scrutiny 346 candidates have been left in the fray.

DMW beat Chandigarh
Patiala, June 20
Fine performances by Tanish Gill (63, 3 for 10) enabled DMW club down CCA, Chandigarh, by 71 runs in a league match of the Triangular Series Cricket Tournament for under-12 boys played at the Army School ground here today.


Harendra Gupta tied second in PGTI event
Chandigarh, June 20
Caddie-turned-pro Harendra P. Gupta played a forgettable front nine bogeying twice and conceding a double bogey on the sixth for a three-over 72 card as Kolkata's Rahil Gangjee took a one-stroke lead over the Chandigarh golfer on the penultimate day of the Rs 30 lakh PGTI Players Championship at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club greens in Kolkata today.

10-day camp to coach tennis enthusiasts
Chandigarh, June 20
Chandigarh Club Tennis Academy (CCTA) is organising a 10-day summer coaching camp from June 21 to 30 at Chandigarh Club. The renowned former Davis Cup India team coach Akhtar Ali, has approved to offer assistance to the promising talent in the field of lawn tennis.

KV football club emerge winner
Chandigarh, June 20
KV Football Club got the better of Panchkula United by 7-6 margin via tie-breaker in the KV-48 Eight-A-Side Open Football Tournament at the Banyan Tree School ground here today. In a well-contested match, both the teams were locked three-all in the regulation period.

Amit, Manpreet fashion Tech Mahindra’s victory
Chandigarh, June 20
An outstanding batting performance by Amit Bhardwaj and Manpreet Singh facilitated Tech Mahindra to knock down Godrej & Boyce XI by 4 wickets in the introductory match of the IV Champions Trophy League Tournament, being organised by the Chandigarh Sorts Club, at GMSSS-32 here today.

Rural Games to begin on June 22
Chandigarh, June 20
Khel Rattan Abhey Singh Chautala, president of the Haryana Olympic Association, will preside over the opening ceremony of state-level Rural Games to be held at Jatwar village in Ambala on June 22 and 23, whereas Hockey Olympian Mohammad Aslam Sherkhan, vice-president IOA, will be the chief guest there.

Jatinder corners glory in U-12
Chandigarh, June 20
Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association trainee Jatinder Singh won the boys under-12 Singles Title in the All-India Tennis Association (AITA) Talent Series Tennis Tournament at the CLTA Sports Complex in Sector 10 here on Friday.

ERCB defeat MRB cricket academy
Chandigarh, June 20
Edmund Rice Cricket Academy (ERCA) defeated MRB Cricket Academy, Delhi, by 23 runs on the second day of the All-India Challenger Trophy under-12 Cricket Tournament organised by Aresson Sports Club and ERCA.


2 dialysis machines at GMSH-16 out of order
Patients bear heavy cost at private clinics
Chandigarh, June 20
The dialysis unit of the Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, Sector 16, is an apt example of how bureaucratic red tape is playing with the lives of the people. Out of the three dialysis machines, two have been lying out of order for the past five months.


Rana thrashing case
Police fails to register FIR
Chandigarh June 20
The role of the Chandigarh police came under the scanner, as even after a lapse of 24 hours, the police has failed to registered an FIR against the unidentified group of suspects, who thrashed a 28-year-old man in a hotel in Sector 35 here last evening.

ASI, IRB constable suspended for graft
Panchkula, June 20
Dispute over the division of bribe money cost dear to police personnel at Barwala police post near here when the matter leaked out to the higher authorities.

Man cheated of property
Chandigarh, June 20
Jad Sher, a resident of Kaimbala, reported that Rajinder Singla and his associates cheated him by making a fake document of his house in Kaimbala. The accused sold the said property through the general power of attorney.

Two more for detaining child
Panchkula, June 20
Home Guard Commandant Suresh Nagpal has suspended two cops accused of detaining a child at Mata Mansa Devi temple here today.

Man hurt in group clash
Chandigarh, June 20
A Sector 22 resident Sumit Kapoor received injuries on his head and other parts of the body following a clash between two groups at Sector 9 booth market here late night.


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