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Government Printing Press-18
City set to lose 59-yr-old legacy
Admn hands out ‘option forms’ to staff
Chandigarh, June 16
The 59-year-old Government Press building in Sector 18, which may soon lose its sheen and identity. If the Chandigarh administration has its ways, the 59-year-old landmark of Chandigarh — the Government Printing Press in Sector 18 — is soon going to lose its legacy.

The 59-year-old Government Press building in Sector 18, which may soon lose its sheen and identity. Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

First Person
We don’t care two hoots!
Chandigarh, June 16
If one goes by the experience of a robbery victim with the city cops, witnessed “live” by this correspondent, the Chandigarh Police should think of modifying it’s slogan to “We don’t care two hoots”.

Husband, in-laws held for dowry death
Chandigarh, June 16
The police has arrested the husband of a newly-married woman and his parents in connection with the death of Jagdeep Kaur, who was found dead under mysterious circumstances at Maloya here this evening.

Nari Niketan Rape Case
Cops collect blood samples of nine employees
Chandigarh, June 16
A day after claiming that the main accused in the Nari Niketan rape case had confessed to their crime, the UT cops went on a blood sample-collection spree today, taking specimens of at least nine male employees, including five from Aashray, the home for mentally challenged children in Sector 47, where the victim is staying presently.



Liquor bottles seized by the Punjab Excise Department on the UT-Mohali border near Sector 50 on Tuesday. Dip In Excise Revenue
Authorities tighten up on liquor flow
Mohali, June 16
Alarmed over the substantial dip in the sale of liquor in Mohali, particularly the areas bordering the UT, the Punjab Excise Department today cracked a whip against those bringing liquor from Chandigarh.

Liquor bottles seized by the Punjab Excise Department on the UT-Mohali border near Sector 50 on Tuesday. Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu


AIDS Awareness
NGOs fear working with high-risk groups
Chandigarh, June 16
The Punjab and Haryana AIDs control societies are reeling under the shortage of NGOs to work with high-risk groups. NGOs work in tandem with the state AIDs control societies to implement targeted intervention projects funded by the National AIDS Control Organisation.

CITCO likely to open new hotel
Chandigarh, June 16
The Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation is all set to open a new chapter in the hospitality sector in the city. With the administration approving an alternative site for shifting of CITCO's iron and steel store on two-acre plot on the Chandigarh-Ambala road in the Industrial Area here, the CITCO seems to have set the ball rolling for a new hotel.

Welfare schemes for poor
Admn, commission officials discuss modalities
Chandigarh, June 16
A meeting for laying ground for welfare schemes for economically backward classes of the UT was held between officials of the National Commission for Economically Backward Classes and the Chandigarh administration at the UT state guest house today.

Swine Flu
Health dept steps up surveillance
Chandigarh, June 16
In the wake of detection of H1N1 influenza cases in Punjab among students who recently visited the US, the UT health department has increased surveillance to counter any possible threat.

Swine flu rumours at Zirakpur school
Zirakpur, June 16
A day after seven students of a Jalandhar-based school, who returned from the US, were tested positive for swine flu, there were rumours that five students of Dikshant International Public School, Zirakpur, who were also part of the NASA educational trip, had shown symptoms of the disease.

Tribune Impact
Jhuggis on govt land
Antecedents verified, 3 rounded up
Chandigarh, June 16
Taking cognizance of a news report, “50 jhuggis come up on govt land”, published in these columns today, the Chandigarh administration swung into action and got rounded up three persons who were illegally occupying the government land in Sector 25.

A rehri-puller caught unawares by showers in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
WELCOME RAIN: A rehri-puller caught unawares by showers in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Resentment within BJP
Chandigarh, June 16
The local unit of the BJP is going the national way with resentment brewing among the party rank and file against the party leadership in the backdrop of the defeat of party candidate Satya Pal Jain in the recent Parliamentary elections.

24 in ‘Voice of Chandigarh’ final
Chandigarh, June 16
For the celebrations on the eve of “World Music Day”, the Society for Tourism and Entertainment Promotion in Chandigarh, under the aegis of Chandigarh tourism department, held the auditions for “Voice of Chandigarh” competition at Government Museum and Art Gallery at Sector 10.

Mercury dips to 33.2 °C after rain
Residents enjoy a walk in the rain at Sector 19, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Chandigarh, June 16
After receiving unscheduled rain, city residents enjoyed a pleasant weather today as the temperature dipped by six notches below normal to touch 33.2 °C. According to the Met office, the minimum temperature also touched 20.2 °C, which was also below normal. The city received 9.8 mm of rain this morning. In many areas, the electricity was affected after the heavy rain.

Residents enjoy a walk in the rain at Sector 19, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Contractual teachers of government schools stage a protest at Sector 22 in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Contractual teachers stage protest
Chandigarh, June 16
Around 252 contractual teachers of Chandigarh, who are working in various government schools, staged a protest against the Chandigarh administration policy of recruiting teachers.

Contractual teachers of government schools stage a protest at Sector 22 in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Rly Ticket Cost Share
Catering body seeks 20 pc hike
Chandigarh, June 16
If the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has its way, the Railway Ministry may have a tough time dividing the shares of the ticket fares between the railway authorities and IRCTC in the new Rail budget.

Cancer camps from June 21
Chandigarh, June 16
The Sahayta Cancer Sehyog, an NGO devoted to fighting cancer, will be organising free screening and mammography camps in the tricity from June 21 to 26 to coincide with the birth anniversary of the social activist and Sehyog’s founder president, Neelu Tulli.

Office-bearers elected
Chandigarh, June 16
The following have been elected as office-bearers of Guru Nanak Labour Welfare Committee, Sector 29-B. President-Ajaib Singh; vice-president-Wassan Singh; general secretary-Omkar Singh; vice general secretary-Darshan Lal; organising secretary-Harbans Singh and cashier-Gurpal Singh.


Promotion of Teachers
Education department bypasses norms
Chandigarh, June 16
If the claims of the Coordination Committee of Teachers is anything to go by, then the UT education department has gone out of its way to promote the Sanskrit and Hindi teachers, thereby ignoring other categories belonging to the same-scale cadre.

Class XI Admissions
Students face difficulty downloading forms
6,300 forms sold at 5 school centres
Chandigarh, June 16
The students seeking admission in Class XI in government schools of Chandigarh are in a fix as how to apply for the admissions because as per the prospectus, the students could apply for admission by downloading the forms from the education department’s website.

Govt College for Girls, Sector 42
College Admissions-2009
Chandigarh, June 16
When all colleges are set to embrace new students, Government College for Girls, Sector 42, which embarked its journey in 1982, is constantly making an endeavour to impart quality education to fresh minds.


Home guard jawan shot at during pursuit
One held, poppy husk seized
Rajpura, June 16
Four armed men fired gunshots at a police team, critically injuring a home guard jawan, during a pursuit after their vehicle was stopped at a roadblock at Shambhu barrier this evening.

Policemen remove the body of the driver from the crime scene at Dera Bassi. Body found under mysterious circumstances
Dera Bassi, June 16
A youth, identified as Kapil Dev (24) of Rad village, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, was found under mysterious circumstances near Bhankarpur village on the Ambala-Chandigarh National Highway in Dera Bassi today.

Policemen remove the body of the driver from the crime scene at Dera Bassi. A Tribune photograph

Maharana Pratap’s birth anniversary
Royal descendants to attend function
Kharar, June 16
The royal descendants of Maharaja Bhoj and Sirohi community will be participating in the 470th birth anniversary celebrations of Maharana Pratap to be held at Kurali tomorrow.

Two bodies found
Ambala, June 16
Two bodies were recovered here this morning. The deceased were identified as Harjit Singh and Vijay Kumar. Harjit was a driver, residing in Kaith Majri. He left the house last late evening and did not turn back.

Three held with smack
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 16
The Fatehgarh Sahib police arrested three persons with 24 g smack here today. According to the police, a special naka was put up near Fatak Majri village, where Jagjit Singh, a resident of Sirhind, was arrested with 10 g smack.

100 saplings planted
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 16
Members of the Rudra Eco-Friends yesterday planted nearly 100 saplings in various parts of Sirhind. The club members said the club was formed in memory of nine-month-old Rudra, who recently died of some ailment.

Placement drive at engg institute
Dera Bassi, June 16
Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology, Dera Bassi, today organised a placement drive on the college premises for the students of B Tech (Cse, IT, ECE); MCA and MBA.


Bag containing Rs 5 lakh stolen
Chandigarh, June 16
A Sector 7-based shopkeeper today alleged that two unidentified persons posing as customers decamped with a bag containing Rs 5 lakh from his shop this afternoon. Pawan Gupta of Gupta Sanitation, Sector 7, told the police that his relative Raj Kumar had lent him the money.

Man hangs himself
Mohali, June 16
A 35-year-old man, identified as Surinder Singh, allegedly committed suicide after hanging himself with the ceiling fan at Phase IV in Mohali today.


Ashbeer, Kunal share lead
Panchkula, June 16
The weather was comparatively cool after early morning showers but the going was tough on the par 72 greens of the Panchkula Golf Club today.

City’s Cheema trails leader by two strokes
Chandigarh, June 16
On a day when none of the golfers could break the par barrier, Angad Cheema could muster a two over par 73 card to occupy the third slot, two strokes behind the leader Moin Malak who carded a par 71 score on the opening day of the LG Southern India Amateur on the par 71 KGA greens in Bangalore today.


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