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44.2 pc students in city govt schools malnourished; 22 pc anaemic
Chandigarh, June 24
Anaemia is rampant among government school students of the city, with an estimated 52.3 per cent children having been identified as anaemic. This includes 29.4 per cent children from rural schools and 22.9 per cent from urban schools.

UT Police to have new face
Chandigarh, June 24
The city will finally have its own Police Act. After holding deliberations with UT officials, the ministry of home affairs has asked the UT to prepare a final draft of the Act.

Life’s Cheap: 3 ventilators lying unused at GMCH
Chandigarh, June 24
Three ventilators worth Rs 22 lakh bought some months ago by the pulmonary medicine and anaesthesia departments are lying unused at the GMCH-32. The GMCH director principal, Dr Raj Bahadur, said no ventilator was lying unused. “We have ventilators for the ICU and these had already been installed.”

NIPER student dies under mysterious circumstances
Mohali, June 24
A 26-year-old PhD student of National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) here has died under mysterious circumstances.



e wild wild web
Yahoo, an internet services company has recently come out with the ymail.com <http://ymail.com/>on the lines of the successful gmail.com <http://gmail.com/>, hotmail.com <http://hotmail.com/>, aol.com <http://aol.com/>etc. to feed the increasing demand of email service seekers in the world. But the romance with emails has its pitfalls too.

MC Polls
Newly built Zirakpur roads in shambles
Zirakpur, June 24
Newly-built roads in Zirakpur were dotted with ditches and potholes with the onset of rains. Non-functional streetlights and absence of drainage, the situation in this area was as grim as ever. The promises made by the elected councillors every time during elections have obviously not been kept.

Rain water nullah of the Leisure valley in front of Punjab Kala Bhawan, Sector 16, Chandigarh, is blocked with garbage.
DOES ANY ONE CARE? Rain water nullah of the Leisure valley in front of Punjab Kala Bhawan, Sector 16, Chandigarh, is blocked with garbage. Tribune photo by Karam Singh

BJP won’t entertain SAD rebels: Tandon
Zirakpur, June 24
Former minister and senior BJP leader Balramji Dass Tandon today said the SAD-BJP alliance was working in total understanding with each other. He added that there was no question of allowing leaders like N.K. Sharma and his group to join the BJP, who had been expelled from the SAD.

Congress MLA demands CRPF deployment
Zirakpur, June 24
The Congress MLA from Kharar, Balbir Singh Sidhu, today demanded the deployment of the CRPF for the municipal elections in Zirakpur.

Kanwaljit playing dirty politics, says Sharma
Zirakpur, June 24
The former president of municipal council, Narinder Sharma, today said how hard Capt Kanwaljit Singh may try he “cannot oust either me or my team from the hearts of the Zirakpur residents. He is trying to embroil the development of Zirakpur with dirty politics.”

MC to spend Rs 20 lakh on development
Panchkula, June 24
A total of Rs 15 lakh and Rs 5 lakh would be spent for development works in villages and labour colonies, respectively, of the city. A resolution in this regard was passed in the first meeting of newly-elected civic body here today.

A cellular mobile tower that resulted in cracks on the common wall of a house in Sector 34, Chandigarh. Residents reel under towering threat
Chandigarh, June 24
Certain individuals and telecom companies, which have installed mobile phone towers atop residential buildings, are compromising with the safety of other residents. The failure of the authorities concerned to remove these illegal structures has made some residents serve legal notices to the estate office, municipal corporation and cellular operators.

A cellular mobile tower that resulted in cracks on the common wall of a house in Sector 34, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Drug menace grips city
Chandigarh, June 24
While peer pressure is pushing more teenagers into the dangerous world of drug addiction everyday, even children are vulnerable to the abuse. An eight-year-old boy was recently admitted to the drug de-addiction centre at the PGI here for treatment of his habit of sniffing an otherwise harmless correction fluid.

Haryana akademis honour litterateurs
Chandigarh, June 24
"The poets and litterateurs, endowed with a vision and flair for expression, represent the cultural ethos of the people," said Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Haryana CM, while presenting the annual literary awards to the winners of the Haryana Punjabi Sahit akademi and Haryana Sanskrit Akademi at a function organised at Haryana Niwas today.

Rs 55 lakh for park upkeep
Chandigarh, June 24
The Environment and City beautification Committee of the municipal corporation has decided to develop various parks by installing railings, play equipments for children and benches at a cost of Rs 55 lakh.

Sector assn’s elections challenged
Chandigarh, June 24
The elections of the Federation of Sector Welfare Associations Chandigarh (FOSWAC) have been challenged in the court of civil judge, junior division, UT, Manisha Jain, by one of its members on the grounds that the notice dated March 26 and elections of the office-bearers of FOSWAC held on April 20 were illegal, arbitrary, unconstitutional and against the rules of FOSWAC.

ISBT-43 parking contractor fined Rs 25,000
Chandigarh, June 24
Taking serious note of the illegal activities being carried out by the car parking contractor at ISBT-43, the CTU authorities imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on him.

Parked car catches fire, driver escapes unhurt
Chandigarh, June 24
Driver Bhupinder Singh had a miraculous escape this evening when the vehicle (CH-03-K-5512) suddenly caught fire following a short circuit. The car belongs to retired DGP B.K. Vahra.

Woman on sleeping pills keeps cops on toes
Chandigarh, June 24
In a bizarre incident, Nurpur resident Manjit Kaur kept the police on its toes for an hour at the ISBT-43 here this evening.

Traffic problems discussed
Chandigarh, June 24
To discuss the traffic-related problems, the fifth meeting of the Central Traffic Advisory Committee (CTAC) was held under the chairmanship of UT IG S.K. Jain at the police headquarters, Sector 9, here today.

Book Fest begins
Chandigarh June 24
The British Library, Sector 9, organised a three-day British Book Festival in collaboration with Butterfly Books at the Government Museum and Art Gallery, Sector -10, here today.

Police aggression
It is a shame that the UT police, instead of holding dialogue with the leaders of BJP workers protesting against the recent sharp inflation, used force to repress the movement.


One lakh scholarships for needy students
Selection through tests
Chandigarh, June 24
Under the Centre-sponsored national means-cum-merit scholarship scheme, it is proposed to award 100,000 scholarships to meritorious students whose parental income is not more than Rs 1,50,000 per annum from all the sources.

Moti Ram School’s recognition withdrawn
Chandigarh, June 24
The Chandigarh education department today issued a notice of withdrawal of permanent recognition granted to Moti Ram Arya Senior Secondary School, Sector 27, here. The notice was issued on the grounds that the school was not complying with the norms set by the education department.

‘Time-offices’ to check outsiders at PU
Chandigarh, June 24
To make the traffic flow inside the Panjab University campus smoother, a high-powered committee today approved a proposal for widening and double-laning of the road adjoining Sarojini Hall. With this, the vehicular flow from the south campus, Sector 25, will be eased out. The committee, which was constituted by the vice-chancellor Prof R.C. Sobti, today sanctioned Rs 34 lakh for the purpose.

200 take part in rock-climbing
Chandigarh June 24
To promote adventure sports, MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, Chandigarh conducted a demonstration cum awareness programme for rock-climbing at its premises today.

A career counselling session in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Media experts counsel students
Chandigarh, June 24
Desh Bhagat Group of Institutes (DBGOI) organised a career guidance seminar at Aroma Hotel, sector 22, here today. Experts from hospitality and media industry helped the students in choosing the right career path. Over 500 students from various streams attended the seminar.

A career counselling session in Chandigarh on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph


Hemkund Mishap
3 of sarpanch’s kin dead Six others missing
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 24
A pall of gloom descended over Behrampur village on the outskirts of Bassi Pathana after the news of the death of three of its residents in the Hemkund Sahib glacier tragedy reached here today.

436 take part in Pbi varsity trials
Patiala, June 24
The Punjabi University, Patiala, trials drew as many as 281 men and 155 women players, said Dr Rajkumar, director sports, Punjabi University.

Focus on rebel candidates
Bassi Pathana, June 24
Candidates of all 13 wards of Bassi Pathana have intensified their campaign.

Rotary Club comes to aid of three-year-old
Kharar, June 24
The Rotary Club, Kharar, has come to rescue of a three-year-old girl suffering from congenital heart problem.

Woman, daughter killed in accident
Kalka, June 24
Two persons, including a child, were killed while another injured when a car collided with a truck near HMT, Pinjore, near here last night. The deceased were identified as Ishita, a 4-year-old child, and her mother Navneet (28).

Undertrial escapes from hospital
Ambala, June 24
An undertrial managed to escape from the prisoner ward of the local civil hospital today noon. The escapee, Anil Kumar, belongs to Bilaspur. A criminal case was registered against him in Yamunanagar police station and he was lodged in Ambala Jail for last several months.


Punjab rowers grab gold in national meet
Chandigarh, June 24
Punjab rowers brought laurels to the state by bagging gold medals in 11th Sub-Junior National Rowing Championship held at Bangalore from June 18 to 22.


5 student leaders booked
Chandigarh, June 24
The police today booked five student leaders, including the presidents of the Chandigarh Student Union (CSU) and Khalsa College Student Union (KCSU), under Sections 107 and 151 of the CrPC (preventive measures) for indulging into a minor scuffle at Khalsa College.

Constable, who was hit by a motorcyclist in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Traffic cop hit by motorcycle, injured
Chandigarh, June 24
Traffic police constable Jai Singh was seriously injured after he was hit by a speeding motorcycle (CH-03-M-9345) on the road dividing Sectors 25 and 38 here this afternoon.

Constable, who was hit by a motorcyclist in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik


Auction of parking lots tomorrow
Chandigarh, June 24
The MC would auction its eight parking lots on June 26. The parking lots to be auctioned include the parking of Fun Republic, ManiMajra, Sector 34 (zone II), Lake Club, Sectors 9-D, 4-B and 22-B.

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