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Peripheral Villages
Admn’s U-turn on land use

Chandigarh, June 7
The Chandigarh administration’s alleged U-turn on the regularisation of structures in UT’s periphery has left thousands of residents of five villages — Palsora, Kajheri, Dadu Majra, Maloya and Hallo Majra — fuming.

Theatre chairman booked
Panchkula, June 7
The police has registered a criminal case against a businessman of Chandigarh for allegedly duping a Panchkula resident of Rs 91 lakh on the pretext of selling his land at Pinjore.

Brakes of police bus fail, 10 hurt
Kalka, June 7
In a road mishap on the third consecutive day here, 10 persons, including eight police personnel, sustained injuries when the brakes of a bus of the Haryana Armed Police failed and it collided with a Maruti car near the Haryana tax barrier at around 11.45 am today.

Lecturers use students’ fund for trip
Chandigarh, June 7
The study tour of lecturers of Government College for Girls, Sector 11, to Bangaluru and Mumbai colleges in September last year has come under the scanner for alleged violation of norms and procedures pertaining to the utilisation of funds.

This inert administration
It is distressing to see the working of the Chandigarh administration. It seems that those at the helm suffer from active inertia, making the entire system unaccountable and insensitive to public opinion. Almost three weeks have passed since the rape of the teenaged mentally challenged girl at Nari Niketan but till date no headway has been made vis-à-vis fixing responsibility and taking action against those responsible, directly or indirectly, for the lapses that led to the crime. 




Police mulls pre-marital counselling centre
Chandigarh, June 7
Prevention is better than the cure. Going by the adage, the Chandigarh police is working on modalities to set up a pre-marital counselling centre to educate people, especially those looking for NRI brides and grooms, about the prevailing law to avoid marital disputes. Sources in the Woman and Child Support Unit (WACSU) of the Chandigarh police say the move is the upshot of the rising number of complaints having no ingredients of cognizable offence but dealing with various social economic and psychological factors.

Chief Engineer’s post may go to Haryana
Chandigarh, June 7
Over two months after the retirement of Krishanjit Singh, the Chandigarh administration is set to have a regular Chief Engineer (CE) with applicants from Haryana considered to be front-runners for the prestigious post.

City residents powerless
Chandigarh, June 7
Chandigarh is a unique city where there are neither any power cuts nor any uninterrupted supply of power. Consumers, both domestic and commercial, have been complaining of untimely disruptions in the supply of power.

Water crisis
Sector-7 residents take to streets
Residents of Sector 7, Chandigarh, protest against the poor supply of water on Sunday.Chandigarh, June 7
Chandigarh, one of the most-planned cities in India, may be the envy of residents of other cities but the mismatch in demand and supply of basic necessities like water has put a question mark on its planned city status. The shortage of water has forced residents to take to streets. This is exactly what happened at Sector 7-B today.

Residents of Sector 7, Chandigarh, protest against the poor supply of water on Sunday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan 

Members of 23rd IMA Course celebrate Golden Jubilee
Chandigarh, June 7
It was a nostalgic trip down memory lane for members of the 23rd Regular Course, who observed the Golden Jubilee of their becoming commissioned Army officers here last evening. They had passed out from the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun, in July 1959.

Removing Encroachments
Resident alleges partiality

Mohali, June 7
The enforcement wing of the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) adopts a pick and choose policy while removing encroachments, alleged Lajwanti, a resident of Phase XI. She said she was living in a corner house and had maintained the green area lying vacant adjacent to her house. A hedge was grown to cut off the area from the roadside. Some GMADA employees came to her house and uprooted the hedge saying that the area had been encroached upon.

Coping with urban gangsters
Haryana police to go hi-tech
Panchkula, June 7
The new generation of urban gangsters was as dangerous as the terrorists and the police needs to work hard to tackle them, said the Director General of Police, Haryana, while detailing the modus operandi of the highway robbers who were arrested by the Haryana police here.

Malaria threat looms large in Mohali
Mohali, June 7
Mohali is free from flies, mosquitoes and vehicle thieves. At least that is what the department of local government seems to think by withholding decisions on vital issues putting interests of residents in jeopardy.

MC awaiting nod for 2 years
Mohali, June 7
The government has failed to give its approval to the Municipal Council to sink five new tubewells, estimates for which were cleared by the general house nearly two years ago.

Tyres of parked cars catch fire
Firemen try to douse a fire at the parking area of Punjab irrigation department in Sector 18, Chandigarh, on SundayChandigarh, June 7
A major tragedy was averted here this evening after tyres of some old cars parked at the Punjab irrigation department, Sector 18, caught fire. According to fire officials, the incident occurred around 8.15 pm.

Firemen try to douse a fire at the parking area of Punjab irrigation department in Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Hobby classes on foreign languages
Chandigarh, June 7
Ebonics, foreign language and IELTS training institute, has launched new language courses in French, German and Spanish. The institute has also announced that special hobby language classes would be conducted this summer particularly for kids and housewives.

Street play festival ends
Chandigarh, June 7
Radical street theatre format is the most vibrant medium wherein actors can debate on current issues of socio-cultural relevance in direct conversation with audience. Keeping this in view, Citi Entertainment Network and department of cultural affairs, UT, organised a two-day street play festival, which concluded at the Plaza yesterday.

Zirakpur youth’s body found
Anandpur Sahib, June 7
The body of Rohit Handa, a resident of Lohgarh village, Zirakpur, was found today in Sirhind canal, near Pawad village, under the jurisdiction of Machhiwara police station.

Youth falls to death
Panchkula, June 7
A 26-year-old youth died after falling from the roof of his house in the wee hours here today. The deceased has been identified as Pravin, a resident of Abhaypur village.

City Scope Letters
Need to discipline police force


Attested copies must in private schools, still
Chandigarh, June 7
Contrary to the orders of the Chandigarh Administration, private schools are still insisting on the supply of attested copies of documents for applying for admissions in class XI.

College admissions-2009
Chandigarh, June 7
A look into the past academic records, extra-curricular achievements and improved infrastructure divulges Government College for Girls, Sector 11, to be yet another option for students seeking admission in graduate and postgraduate level courses.


Power Cuts
Zoo animals also feel the heat
It is tough going for humans and animals alike. A bear tries to cool off on an ice slab at Chhat Bir Zoo Chhat (Banur), June 7
After human beings, it is the animals now who are bearing the brunt of power cuts and lack of water at Chhatbir zoo. As many as 970 animals, including the rare species, are reeling under unscheduled power cuts. To make the matters worse, the zoo has not been connected with a hotline connection since 1996 and has been receiving power supply on rural feeder pattern.

A bear tries to cool off on an ice slab at Chhat Bir Zoo.
Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Probe into working of 30 non-functional tubewells
Patiala, June 7
Trouble might be brewing up for private contractors and certain top MC officials for a high-level and exhaustive probe to be initiated from Wednesday into working and materials used in installation of more than 30 non-functional tubewells by Lieut Gen BS Dhaliwal (retd), the technical advisor to the Punjab government.

Residents forced to consume dirty water
Bassi Pathana, June 7
As per the sample analysis report of the State Public Health Laboratory, residents of the town are consuming non-potable water unfit for human consumption, being supplied by the local municipal council.

Man killed in accident
Dera Bassi, June 7
An unidentified man died after being hit by an unknown vehicle on Ambala-Chandigarh National Highway here on Sunday. A police official said the deceased appeared to be in mid-forties. 

3 held with stolen iron worth Rs 1 lakh
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 7
The CIA branch of the Fatehgarh Sahib police today arrested three people who were trying to sell stolen iron material worth Rs 1 lakh.

DC reviews flood control measures
Ropar, June 7
Deputy Commissioner Priyank Bharti, Ropar, has directed officials of various departments to take adequate flood preparedness measures and to gear up for any eventuality during the ensuing monsoon season so that loss incurred by floods could be minimised.

Man electrocuted
Ropar, June 7
A labourer got electrocuted while installing a water pump in Grewal village and another suffered injuries this morning when Nishan Singh and Balwinder Singh were working at the fields of Surjan Singh at Grewal village. A case has been registered. — TNS


Arrest of robbers
Police yet to approach Behl
Chandigarh, June 7
Even after the Haryana Police claimed to have solved the Lalit Behl kidnapping and robbery case, among others highway robberies, no one from the police has approached Behl for identification of the robbers or his articles recovered from them.

Trinamool Cong unit chief booked
Chandigarh, June 7
The Chandigarh police booked local unit president of Trinamool Congress Shambhu Banerjee along with others for indulging in road blocking and rioting on Friday night.

Labourer electrocuted to death
Chandigarh, June 7
A 45-year-old labourer belonging to Raipur Khurd was electrocuted to death at his residence here this morning. According to the police, the incident happened around 8 am when the victim, Kala Singh, went to put clothes on the line. The line suddenly got electricity current due to which Kala was electrocuted.

Burglars strike at lawyer’s house, flee with gun
An occupant of the house shows an almirah ransacked by burglars at Sector 70 in Mohali on Sunday.Mohali, June 7
Burglars broke into a locked house of the Punjab and Haryana High Court lawyer in Sector 70 here and decamped with a licenced .12 bore gun, 15 cartridges and expensive electronics gadgets.
The occupants of the house were away to their native village. Though the valuables were being checked, lawyer JS Gill, told The Tribune that roughly the loss has been of about Rs 1 lakh.

An occupant of the house shows an almirah ransacked by burglars at Sector 70 in Mohali on Sunday. A Tribune photograph


Katoch Shield: City crush Ropar
A batsman in action during a match between Chandigarh and Ropar in Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Chandigarh, June 7
Chandigarh got the better of Ropar on the first innings basis during the Punjab State Inter District Senior Tournament for Katoch Shield 2009-2010 held at the Sector 16 cricket stadium, here today.

A batsman in action during a match between Chandigarh and Ropar in Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Golf camp for kids of region
Chandigarh, June 7
The Chandigarh Golf Club is extending its basic golf training to children from outside the tricity. Yes, the next 10-day EGTF Junior Golf Coaching Programme, starting on June 16, would be open to new golf enthusiasts from Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Phillaur, Kapurthala, Patiala, Ambala, Delhi, Mohali, Panchkula and Chandigarh.

65 selected in cricket trials
Chandigarh, June 7
As many as 65 girls appeared for the selection trials conducted for the LIC Cricket Club Academy at Government Model High School, Sector 26, here yesterday. 

Arif blanks Rajat, enters final
A player aims a shot during the 25th Billiards and Snooker Championship in Chandigarh on Sunday. Billiards & Snooker Tourney
Chandigarh, June 7
The defending champion, Arif Akhtar of Indian Oil Corporation, reached his second consecutive final in the 25th Chandigarh Billiards and Snooker Championship, here today at CBSA, Sector 22-D. Arif blanked Rajat Khaneja 3-0 in a totally one-sided affair. Arif started of well making of break of 38 points in the first frame.

A player aims a shot during the 25th Billiards and Snooker Championship in Chandigarh on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Tennis: Players qualify for main draw
Chandigarh, June 7
Wining their respective matches, players qualified for the main draw of the men and women AITA Ranking Tournament being organised by the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association here today.


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