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Cholera outbreak? 50 persons hospitalised
Diarrhoea patients at the Civil Hospital in Mohali on Sunday. Mohali, June 21
In yet another suspected diarrhoea outbreak, at least 50 persons from Mohali village in Phase I were admitted to the Phase VI Civil Hospital and a private clinic here today.

Diarrhoea patients at the Civil Hospital in Mohali on Sunday. Tribune photos

Post of Chief Commissioner
Hooda bats for its revival
Chandigarh, June 21
The demand of Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda for the restoration of the post of Chief Commissioner for the UT has found an echo in the local political circle.

3 more suspected cases of swine flu
Chandigarh, June 21
Three fresh cases of suspected swine flu were reported at the PGI here late last night. According to UT health authorities, a family of three, comprising of two women and a three-and-a-half-year-old child, had visited Singapore and on returning to India on June 14, they reported symptoms of swine flu.

Maya gets judicial remand
Chandigarh, June 21
Maya, the nurse-cum-attendant and an accused in the Nari Niketan rape case, was today remanded in judicial custody till July 4. The order was passed in the court of duty magistrate before whom she was produced today following a one-day police remand.



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Row over wages leaves one dead
The accused Sher Bahadur and Ahsan Ali in police custody in Chandigarh on Sunday. Chandigarh, June 21
Negotiation on daily wages with a contractor cost a labourer his life while two of his friends were seriously injured in a late night attack at their jhuggi here in Colony No. 5. Twenty-six-year-old Alumudin succumbed to his injuries at the Sector 32 GMCH while Shajad Ali and Mujahid, who sustained serious injuries, are being treated at the hospital.

The accused Sher Bahadur and Ahsan Ali in police custody in Chandigarh on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Curbing Crime
New registration plates soon
Chandigarh, June 21
The UT administration has decided to introduce high-security registration plates for all vehicles with a view to curbing the increased use of stolen vehicles in various crimes.

What a way of wielding power?
Akalis do a Taliban in Ludhiana” screamed a headline on the front page of the main edition of this paper on Saturday. The news about a Ludhiana tehsildar being stripped in full public view by some Akali workers appeared a day after the BJP ministers in Punjab boycotted the cabinet meeting because of the shoddy treatment meted out to their minister, Manoranjan Kalia, by an Akali MLA, Sarabjit Singh Makkar.



COMMUNITY

Contract teachers seek Bansal’s help
Chandigarh, June 21
Seeking regularisation of services, the contractual teachers met the Union Minister of Finance and member of Parliament, Pawan Kumar Bansal, here today. In view of their demands, Pawan Bansal has assured the contractual teachers of making necessary amendments to the existing laws to accommodate them and framing a fresh regularisation policy as well.

Regular appointments required
Chandigarh, June 21
The ongoing agitation of contractual teachers of the Chandigarh education department has received mixed reactions from the educationists in the city, who have questioned the wisdom of the Chandigarh administration in introducing the concept of the contractual teachers in the education system of Chandigarh.

Inside Babudom
Names of five officers cleared for IB
Chandigarh, June 21
Five IPS officers, including one each from Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, have been cleared for induction as “hardcore” officers in the Intelligence Bureau (IB).

LLB
Plea to include info laws
Chandigarh, June 21
Advocate HC Arora, convener of the RTI Users Association, has requested the Bar Council of India to include the “information laws” in the law courses.

Talk on Sikh warrior Nalwa
Dr Vanit Nalwa talks about her book “Hari Singh Nalwa- the Forgotten General” at a book centre in Chandigarh on Sunday. Chandigarh, June 21
Kadam, a forum for social justice, organised a talk on the book “Hari Singh Nalwa - the Forgotten General” authored by Dr Vanit Nalwa at Punjab Book Centre, Sector 22, here today.

Dr Vanit Nalwa talks about her book “Hari Singh Nalwa- the Forgotten General” at a book centre in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: S Chandan 

Shoddy MC job damages phone lines
Chandigarh, June 21
It was the turn of residents of Sector 34 to experience the incompetency of the civic authorities. Thanks to the lack of coordination between the MC team and the BSNL for the laying of tertiary water pipes, all telephone lines were destroyed in the area.

Tribune Impact
Finally, platforms get lights
The platforms at the Chandigarh railway station have now been illuminated. Chandigarh, June 21
Finally, platform No. 2, 3 and 4 at the Chandigarh railway station got illuminated during the night hours. Following the criticism for lack of proper lighting during the night hours, which was life-threatening for passengers due to lack of visibility at the platforms, the Ambala division of Northern Railway swung into action.

The platforms at the Chandigarh railway station have now been illuminated. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Admn plans more grain markets
Chandigarh, June 21
In the coming months, residents may not need to go to the grain and vegetable market in Sector 26 to get their stock of fresh vegetables and fruits at wholesale prices as the administration has moved a proposal to have such mandis in all four zones of the city.

Mohali village a breeding ground for epidemic
Mohali, June 21
A local leader points at the filth; and (right) a woman collects water from near a dirty drain at Mohali village on Sunday.It is the same story of official apathy at Mohali. After every outbreak of epidemic, the district administration and health authorities spring into action and launch massive cleanliness drives. However, things are back to square one after few days.  In the case of a Mohali village cleanliness drives were launched across the city where during the last summer outbreaks of diarrhoea were reported

A local leader points at the filth; and (right) a woman collects water from near a dirty drain at Mohali village on Sunday. Tribune photos: Pradeep Tewari

Rare cancer surgery 
Mohali, June 21 A 66-year-old patient from Gobindgarh suffering from a big cancer mass in his abdomen for the past six months was operated upon at Ivy Hospital in Sector 71 here. Cancer surgeon Vijay Bansal said the patient, Manohar Lal, was having symptoms in his legs due to the mass and had also undergone loss of weight. The mass was involving the main blood vessel of the abdomen.

Centre for mentally challenged by month-end
Chandigarh, June 21 Keeping in view the increasing number of mentally challenged children in Chandigarh and the neighbouring states, the Chandigarh administration plans to construct state-of-the-art Regional Centre for Mentally Challenged in Sector 31-C. The institute, being set up in an area of around 8.5 acres, is likely to be named as “Ashadeep” and will be the first of its kind in the northern region. 

World Music Day
Kailash turns up late; irks audience
Music lovers leave the venue for Kailash Kher concert, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Chandigarh, June 21
A number of music lovers converged at the Sector-17 Plaza much before the scheduled start of the acclaimed playback and Sufi singer, Kailash Kher, on the World Music Celebration concert here today. Though the star took the centrestage around 9:30 pm much to the annoyance of the crowd, he spelt magic with his hit numbers “Teri Deevani” and “Chandan Mein” .

Music lovers leave the venue for Kailash Kher concert, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Novel way of celebration
Father’s Day: Liquor ‘n’ roses Father’s Day: Liquor ‘n’ roses
A liquor vend near Palsora village celebrated this year’s Father’s Day with a combo of rose and booze. Hitting upon the novel idea, a city-based liquor trader, Sat Pal, today offered a rose stick with every bottle of liquor purchased from his vend. “It is a symbol of affection, which a son can offer to his father,” said Satya Pal.

Come monsoon, NGOs to take out plantation drive
Chandigarh, June 21
Under the Partnership Initiative Programme, a meeting of volunteers of all NGOs, who are interested in taking out a plantation drive in the monsoon, was organised by the Conservator of Forests and Nodal Officer for Afforestation at the Botanical Garden in Sarangpur village on Friday.

Man, son injured in Dhanas
Chandigarh, June 21
In an incident of old rivalry resulting in violence last night, Gurjit Singh son of Karnail Singh, both wrestlers, were severely injured and admitted to General Hospital, sector 16 emergency.

Woman found dead
Chandigarh, June 21
A 50-year-old woman was found dead near the Baltana- Makkhan Majra railway crossing at about 7:30 am today. The body is yet to be identified by the Government Railway Police.

Police holds blood donation camp
Chandigarh, June 21
The UT police organised third blood donation camp at Multi-purpose Hall, Police Lines, Sector 26, here today.

Units defy building bylaws, land use rules
Chandigarh, June 21
The new industrial draft policy, framed by the UT administration, proposes to increase the floor area ratio (FAR) from 1 to 1.5 for non-converted plots, which would give rise to commercial activities not conforming to industrial norms.


EDUCATION

Students suffer as college, university lack coordination
Chandigarh, June 21
Around 40 students of BA and BSc (computer science) of GGDSD College, Sector 32, and SGGS Khalsa College for Women, Sector 26, may have to pay a price for apparent lack of coordination between the colleges and Panjab University. The students had approached the authorities concerned, claiming their paper held a month back was out of syllabus as they had been taught a language named business data processing and data-base management system, whereas the question paper pertaining to another language called advanced VD.


 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Meritorious students honoured
Ambala, June 21
The National Awareness Forum, Ambala, honoured the meritorious students of classes X and XII during a function organised at Phoenix Club here yesterday. Commissioner, Ambala range, Mohinder Kumar, was the chief guest on the occasion while Vice-Chancellor of MM University, Dr SG Damle, presided over the function.

‘Swine flu curable’
Bassi Pathana, June 21
The health department has launched an awareness campaign against swine flu by organising a seminar-cum-medical camp at Public Health Centre, Nandpur Kalour. Dr TL Mattoo, senior medical officer, inaugurated the seminar while Dr Brij Lal , medical officer, presided over the same. The medical staff of the area along with volunteers took part in the seminar.

Bir for time-bound development plan for Mohali
Patiala, June 21
The district administration should immediately prepare a time-bound plan with a view to create infrastructure of international standard so that SAS Nagar becomes the first most beautiful and developed city of Punjab.

Bonanza of classic Bollywood songs
Patiala, June 21
World Music Day was celebrated by the Patiala Kala Manch here today with a live concert by Dr Sukhdip S Boparai, who is chief consultant of the Patiala Eye Hospital and Lasik Laser Centre.

Man run over by train 
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 21 
An unidentified man, who appeared to be a migrant labourer, was crushed to death under a speeding train near Sirhind flyover. As per the Government Railway Police officials the man was about 30 years old. Some passers-by brought the matter into the notice of police officials. 

Career counselling camp concludes
Banur, June 21
A career counselling camp was organised by Aryans Business School (ABS) concluded here today. A large number of students turned up with their parents at the Aryans campus in Nepra village to get information on various professional courses. During the round-table individual counselling sessions, a special guidance on various job-oriented professional courses like MBA, MCA, BBA and BCA was given.


CRIME

Four theft incidents in 24 hrs
Chandigarh, June 21
Four incidents of theft were reported in the city in the last 24 hours. In the first incident, OP Bant, a resident of Sector 19-B, reported to the police that five diamond sets, three diamond rings and Rs 3,500 cash were stolen from his car today.

15 smuggled bulls seized
Panchkula, June 21
The Chandimandir police has seized 15 bulls, while they were being ferried to a slaughter house in Uttar Pradesh here today. One of the accused, identified as Imran, a resident of Saharanpur, was also arrested.


SPORTS

Ind-Swift Trophy
Sector-37 prevail over DP Azad academy
A batsman prepares to play a shot during a cricket match at MCM College in Chandigarh on Sunday. Chandigarh, June 21
Sector-37 Cricket Academy registered a hard-fought two-wicket victory over Desh Prem Azad Cricket Academy with one ball to spare in the Inter-Academy Cricket Tournament for Under-15 for Ind-Swift Trophy being organised by Desh Prem Azad Cricket Academy on the St Stephen’s School ground here today.
A batsman prepares to play a shot during a cricket match at MCM College in Chandigarh on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Katoch Shield
Players in action during a cricket match between Jalandhar and Chandigarh at the PCA Stadium, Mohali. Satpal helps Jalandhar get head start
Mohlai, June 21
Satpal’s brilliant knock of 121 runs helped Jalandhar to get a good start on the first day of their four-day match against Chandigarh during the Inter-District Katoch Shield Cricket Tournament held at PCA stadium.



Players in action during a cricket match between Jalandhar and Chandigarh at the PCA Stadium, Mohali. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari


Women wrestlers being trained during a camp for Commonwealth Games 2010, in Patiala.
Women wrestlers being trained during a camp for Commonwealth Games 2010, in Patiala. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Premier League
Mohali Gymkhana beat YPS
Mohali, June 21
A fine opening partnership of 65 runs between Navdeep Singh and Sunny Sohal enabled Mohali Gymkhana CC to beat YPS CA in a well-contested match of Jalandhar-Mohali Premier League here today.
After winning the toss, YPS CA decided to bat first and scored a total of 164 runs for the loss of nine wickets in 25 overs during the tournament. Top-scorer Sohrab (35) was well supported by Amanpreet (29) during the match.

23 qualify for US Kids golf finals
Chandigarh, June 21
Abhijit Chadha fired the best card of the day in the 15-18 age-group as 23 junior golfers qualified for the GolfRite US Kids World Golf Championship to be played in North Carolina, US, from August 6 to 8.
Abhijit carded a round of 69, just one stroke better than Ashbeer Singh Saini from Kapurthala, in the final round of the Indian chapter of the US Kids championship held at the Kharga Golf Club in Ambala today.

 



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