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Jet Airways flight delayed by six hrs
Technical snag leaves passengers stranded
Chandigarh, June 20
The Jet Airways plane that was delayed by around six hours at the Chandigarh airport on Saturday. A technical glitch in the Jet Airways (Chandigarh-Mumbai) plane left 145 passengers stranded for around six hours at the Chandigarh airport today.

The Jet Airways plane that was delayed by around six hours at the Chandigarh airport on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

White tigress dies at Chhatbir zoo
Banur, June 20
A four-year-old white tigress, Yamini, was found dead in her enclosure at Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park today morning. At around 9 am, the zookeeper found that the animal was inactive and informed senior officials. The tigress was rushed to the zoo hospital where she was declared dead. As per the zoo employees, the tigress was healthy yesterday and was also put on display the entire day.


Roundabouts to be revived
Admn proposes to do away with traffic lights at rotaries
Chandigarh, June 20
Contrary to the general perception that traffic lights help in regulating the flow of traffic, the Rail India Technical and Economic Services (RITES) opined that the old roundabouts are the best bet for smooth flow of traffic in the city.

The traffic lights point at Press Chowk in Chandigarh. A Tribune photograph

Nari Niketan Rape Case
One-day police remand for Maya
Chandigarh, June 20
A local court today remanded Maya, nurse-cum-attendant at Nari Niketan, to one-day police custody for allegedly destroying menstrual cycle record of inmates.


Contractual teachers released
Chandigarh, June 20
All the 75 contract teachers, who were arrested yesterday by the UT police on the grounds of violating peace under Section 144 for holding protest rally, were released after warning by the Duty Magistrate today.

In scorching heat, this tiger at Chatbir Zoo finds it more comfortable to remain in water than to run after its prey.
Bird Watching: In scorching heat, this tiger at Chatbir Zoo finds it more comfortable to remain in water than to run after its prey. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

RTI Users’ Association formed
Chandigarh, June 20
Taking the watchdog role a step further, a group of organisations and individuals yesterday launched an official association for RTI Users at Chandigarh.

District admn for smoke-free Mohali
Mohali, June 20
A day after Kalgidhar Sewa Jatha, an NGO, announced to move the court over poor implementation of the Anti-Tobacco Act, the Mohali district administration today announced its endeavour to make the city smoke-free.

Thousands left jobless as state bans mining
Panchkula, June 20
Work on the Jalla road on the bank of the Ghaggar river in Chandimandir, an area buzzing with hectic activities, has come to a halt once again. The mining in the area has been stopped after the state government decided not to renew the permits for excavation in the river following the Punjab and Haryana High Court judgement declaring all areas notified by the forest department in 1997 under Sections 3 and 4 of the Punjab Land Preservation Act, 1900, as forest land.

A crusher plant at Jall Road lies idle following the orders of the state government to stop mining. Tribune photo: Pravesh Chauhan

Uncovered road gullies remain ignored at Sector 15-D in Chandigarh. Open drains pose threat to residents
Chandigarh, June 20
The road gullies of Sector 15-D, lying open for couple of months, bring the shoddy way of work of the Municipal Corporation once again to the fore. The residents have been experiencing inconvenience as they have to be cautious while walking on the pavements, lest they could fall into these uncovered gullies.

Uncovered road gullies remain ignored at Sector 15-D in Chandigarh. Tribune photo by S Chandan

Course on fungal infections concludes
Chandigarh, June 20
The 7th PGI-ICMR-WHO-INSA national training course on fungal infections was concluded with a valedictory function at medical microbiology department of PGI here today.

Power Crisis
Industry resents increased weekly offs
Mohali, June 20
Already reeling under severe power cuts, the industry received yet another jolt on Saturday when Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) imposed another weekly off on it.

Missing Jewellery
Mankotia again blames bank
Chandigarh, June 20
In yet another flip-flop, Harminder Singh Mankotia, who yesterday claimed that he might have left the locker open that led to the alleged theft of his jewellery worth lakhs, was back to blaming the bank again, saying the locker’s lock was faulty.

A participant performs during the Voice of Chandigarh contest at Sector 17 Plaza on Saturday. City Rock Band award for ‘Harmonic Friction Ensemble’
Chandigarh, June 20
The Voice of Chandigarh competition concluded here today. The Harmonic friction ensemble was given the Chandigarh rock band award and Dharampal and party bagged the Chandigarh orchestra award.

A participant performs during the Voice of Chandigarh contest at Sector 17 Plaza on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Dolly Guleria casts Sufiana spell
Chandigarh, June 20
The spiritual sanctity of Sufiana qalaams and melodic grace of Punjabi folklore were displayed during a music concert by leading Punjabi singer, Dolly Guleria, at Randhawa Auditorium here today. The programme, which was organised by Pracheen Kala Kendra to mark the 79th birth anniversary of its founder Guru Madan Lal Koser, was attended and applauded by art lovers. Dolly Guleria commenced the concert with rendition of Sufi mystic Shah Hussain’s invocation “Taarin Rabaa” and sang Baba Bulle Shah’s song “ Hazi lok make wal jaande”.

Govt directive against illegal use of LPG
Chandigarh, June 20
The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has directed all the oil companies, supplying domestic LPG, to issue notices to the consumers who were illegally using the gas to operate appliances like geysers, air conditioners.

Blood donation camp held at PGI
Chandigarh, June 20
The Thalassaemic Children Welfare Association (TCWA) organised 108th blood donation camp, fourth in series of six blood donation camps at Zakir Hall, PGI, here today.

Goods worth lakhs gutted
Zirakpur, June 20
Goods, including machinery and raw material worth lakhs of rupees, were gutted in a fire broken out at two adjoining shops located on Pabhat road in Zirakpur on Saturday early morning.


PU Budget
Lower-level staff ignored
Chandigarh, June 20
While Panjab University might have battled all deficits to roll out its “near-perfect” budget, it seems to have altogether forgotten the officials at the lowest levels of hierarchy.


Surge in patients seeking ayurvedic cure
Patiala, June 20
The number of patients for piles surgery at Government Ayurvedic Hospital here has witnessed a rise during last few months. Dr Ashwani Kumar, principal of Government Ayurvedic College, said here recently that the number of patients had risen during the last six months.

Daughter died of thalassaemia in 2006
Family resolves to encourage blood donation
Rajindergarh (Fatehgarh Sahib), June 20
Family members of Harjeet Singh at Rajindergarh village are on a mission to pay back the blood they took for their thalassaemic daughter, Harmanpreet Kaur, who died in 2006.

Job fest kicks off
Kharar, June 20
The two-day recruitment extravaganza “Amalgamata mega job fest 2009” began at the Rayat-Bahra group today. Candidates from educational backgrounds like MBA, BE/B.Tech (all streams), MCA, M.Com, BBA/B.Com, BCA/B.Sc, B.A., polytechnic/ITI and even class XII thronged the institute to participate in the placement drive. Around 15,000 job applications were processed today.

Foundation stones of streets laid
Ambala, June 20
Former union minister and Ambala MLA Venod Sharma laid the foundation stones of streets in several villages close to Ambala Cantt here today that would cost around Rs 1 crore.

Resignation of Chander Mohan sought
Ambala, June 20
The organising secretary of the Haryana Congress, Om Parkash Malik, in a letter sent to UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, demanded the dismissal of Chander Mohan from the party for tarnishing the image of the Congress. Chander Mohan is a Congress MLA from Kalka assembly constituency.

Thapar University wins Tech Edu Award
Patiala, June 20
Thapar University, Patiala, won the ‘Tech@Edu Awards 2009’ for its excellence in training, teaching and education. The award was instituted by EFY Group in a ceremony, which was a part of the Tech@Edu expo organised recently in Delhi.

Body of cattle merchant traced; 1 held
Rajpura, June 20
The body of a cattle merchant was found today from Sirhind canal in Rajpura. He was missing for the past few days and his brother had lodged a complaint with the police alleging a cattle seller for plotting his murder.

GGS inks pact with Scotland college
Kharar, June 20
Kenny Muir, assistant principal along with his team from Stow College of Scotland and Surinderpal Singh Sachdeva, chairman of GGS Polytechnic, signed an MoU here today.

Residents protest SMO’s transfer
Ambala, June 20
A number of residents of Mulana locked the Community Health Centre of Mulana to protest against the transfer of Senior Medical Officer Vinod Gupta here today.

Two booked for rape
Kharar, June 20
Two youths from Chandoh village, Gobindgarh, near Radiala village, have been booked for raping a 14-year-old girl from the same village.

6 hurt in land dispute
Ambala, June 20
Six persons were injured in a group clash at Niharsi village close to Ambala City following a land dispute today.

Man killed in mishap
Lalru, June 20
A 40-year-old pedestrian died after an unidentified vehicle hit him on the Ambala-Dera Bassi Highway, near here, yesterday night.


3 booked for duping
Chandigarh, June 20
Gurwinder Singh, branch manager of a Sector 34-based private firm, Vikas Badwani and Kamaljit were booked for duping Pradeep Kumar, a resident of Yamunanagar of Rs 1 lakh for a deal of a product.

Group clash at Sec 67
Mohali, June 20
Tension prevailed in Sector 67, when around 30-40 youths suddenly attacked on a group of persons, who were sitting in Sector 67 Park here late this evening. However, till filing of this report, no case was registered yet.


Under-15 tourney from today
Chandigarh, June 20
The DP Azad Cricket Academy will take on the Sector 37 Cricket Academy in the inaugural match of the under-15 Inter-Academy Cricket Tournament for Ind-Swift Trophy being organised by the Desh Prem Azad Cricket Academy at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, tomorrow.

Rahul to lead u-19 team
Chandigarh, June 20
Rahul Chara will lead the Chandigarh under-19 team, which will participate in inter-district cricket tournament, being organised by the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) from June 25.

Cricket trials tomorrow
Chandigarh, June 20
The Chandigarh Cricket Association (affiliated to Haryana Cricket Association) will conduct trials to select the Chandigarh women senior team at Government Model School, Sector 19, on Monday at 3 pm.


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