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Cholera Threat Will tricity authorities ever learn?
Chandigarh, June 22
When it comes to prevention of water-borne diseases, the administrations of the tricity are always found lacking. Detection of five cholera cases in Chandigarh and the death of five children due to cholera in Mohali and Panchkula last summer has failed to move the authorities.

Rajiv Colony, Panchkula in June 2009 Colony No. 5, in June 2009



EARLIER STORIES

Conversion fee doesn’t matter to CITCO
Fails to pay Rs 30 cr as charges; plans new hotel
Chandigarh, June 22
While CITCO is all gung ho over its plans to set up a “modern” hotel on a 2-acre plot (earlier an industrial plot) at Phase I of the Industrial Area, it turns out that it has failed to pay the mandatory conversion charges running into crores of rupees.

Water coming from illegal tubewells
Mohali, June 22
After yesterday’s diarrhoea outbreak at Mohali village here, the district health authorities have woken to yet another problem.

Karam Singh 16-yr-old student found dead
Kharar, June 22
Sixteen-year-old Karam Singh, a student of Baru Sahib Academy in district Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh, was found dead on Sunday at 3 pm under mysterious circumstances.



                                                                                                                          Karam Singh

Hottest day of month
Chandigarh, June 22
The city today reeled under torrid weather conditions with the mercury shooting to 43.2 degrees Celsius. As per the records of the Met department, it was the hottest day of the month today.



COMMUNITY

Fire at Haryana PR office
Files, records destroyed; cigarette butt apparent cause
Chandigarh, June 22
A smoldering cigarette butt led to a fire at the office of the information and public relations department, Haryana, Sector 17, gutting a huge stock of files this afternoon.
Firemen douse the blaze at the information and public relations department, Haryana, in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Monday; and (right) Empty cigarette packets, cigarette butts and matchsticks lie amidst waste papers.
Firemen douse the blaze at the information and public relations department, Haryana, in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Monday; and (right) Empty cigarette packets, cigarette butts and matchsticks lie amidst waste papers. Tribune photos: S Chandan


Highway Robbery
Accused conducted recce of Sec-33 house
Chandigarh, June 22
After kidnapping local businessman Lalit Behl, the highway robbers had sent their accomplices to his Sector-33 residence to judge his financial status. On learning that he was an affluent businessman, they proceeded towards Chandigarh to commit the robbery at his residence.





The two alleged highway robbers being brought out of the district courts in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan
The two alleged highway robbers being brought out of the district courts in Chandigarh on Monday.

Bar Council rules debar Army men from law course
Chandigarh, June 22
Rules framed by the Bar Council of India (BCI), specifying 30 years as the upper age limit for admission to the three-year Bachelor of Laws degree course, has adversely affected armed forces personnel. The matter has been taken up with the BCI by the Directorate of Sainik welfare, Punjab.

Hate crime in OZ
Parents seek probe into Razat’s death
Chandigarh, June 22
Glimmer of hope arose for the parents of the deceased Indian student, 24-year-old Razat Garg, who died in Australia in February this year, when the Supreme Court asked the Union Government to file an affidavit before it by June 26, on the steps being taken to ensure the safety of Indian Students in Australia and Canada after the increasing reports of the racial attacks there.
The parents of Razat Garg get emotional while talking to the media about the death of their son at Chandigarh Press Club on Monday.
The parents of Razat Garg get emotional while talking to the media about the death of their son at Chandigarh Press Club on Monday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan 

Water-Borne Diseases
Authorities fail to wake up
Chandigarh, June 22
Four cases of cholera reported last year and hundreds of diarrhoea patients rushing to the hospitals of the city this summer have failed to sound an alarm for the local authorities even as the monsoon is all set to arrive in the region, showering water-borne diseases once again for the slum dwellers.

Diarrhoea outbreak: MCs fail to learn lesson
Mohali, June 22
Despite the death of four children in Mohali in the past two years, reportedly due to water-borne diseases, the authorities concerned have failed to take steps to ensure that it did not happen again. The colonies and the village present a pathetic picture with garbage lying around. The source of drinking water is surrounded by drains.
Water being filled into a water tanker from an illegally operated private tubewell at Mohali village; and (right) drinking water supply pipelines go through a nullah at Rajiv Colony in Panchkula on Monday.
Water being filled into a water tanker from an illegally operated private tubewell at Mohali village; and (right) drinking water supply pipelines go through a nullah at Rajiv Colony in Panchkula on Monday. Tribune photos


29 fresh diarrhoea cases
Mohali, June 22
As many as 29 persons suffering from diarrhoea reached the Civil Hospital, Phase VI, for treatment here today taking the total number of patients to 101. Nearly 80 per cent of the patients were from Mohali village.


Patients with diarrhoea admitted at the Civil Hospital, Phase VI, in Mohali on Monday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu
Patients with diarrhoea admitted at the Civil Hospital, Phase VI, in Mohali on Monday.

Nightmare persists at food street
Chandigarh, June 22
Notwithstanding the recent measures taken by the authorities to ensure an incident-free dining experience for late-night eaters at the Night Food Street, nothing seems to be working.

Scant regard for rules: In this picture captured on the Zirakpur-Delhi road in Zirakpur, a Haryana Roadways bus halts at a prohibited place.
Scant regard for rules: In this picture captured on the Zirakpur-Delhi road in Zirakpur, a Haryana Roadways bus halts at a prohibited place. Photo: S. Chandan

MC holds meeting on solid waste management
Chandigarh, June 22
The Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, held its first meeting of the Partnership Initiative Programme in Solid Waste Management today. About 130 NGOs, resident welfare associations and representatives of various organisations attended the meeting.

Colony No. 5
Group clashes, assaults order of the day
Chandigarh, June 22
Hooligans are ruling the roost in colony No. 5 as incidents of group clashes and assaults continue unabated.

3 hurt in Ram Darbar clash
Chandigarh, June 22
Three persons were admitted to the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, after they received injuries in a clash between two neighours of Phases I and II, Ram Darbar, here tonight.

Sohail Khan in city
Chandigarh, June 22
Actor Sohail Khan proved the rumours of coming to the city for promoting his home production movie, Kissan, tomorrow wrong, as he turned up at Hotel Taj here today. Sohail said: “I am here to promote my movie, which has been shot in the outskirts of the city at Palheri village, near Mullanpur.


Bollywood actor Sohail Khan at the Chandigarh airport on Monday. Tribune photo: S. Chandan
Bollywood actor Sohail Khan at the Chandigarh airport on Monday.

Powers withdrawn from Singhal
BJP demands fresh elections for MC chief
Panchkula, June 22
Irked over the withdrawal of powers of acting president from Municipal Council vice-president BB Singhal by MC executive officer OP Sihag, after an official communiqué from the urban local bodies department, local BJP leaders have demanded fresh election for the civic body president.

Traffic remained disrupted on the road separating Sectors 48 and 49 when a truck overturned after being hit by another truck in Chandigarh on Monday morning. It took hours for the police to clear the road. No one was reportedly injured in the accident.
Traffic remained disrupted on the road separating Sectors 48 and 49 when a truck overturned after being hit by another truck in Chandigarh on Monday morning. It took hours for the police to clear the road. No one was reportedly injured in the accident. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Freedom fighters remembered
Chandigarh, June 22
The local chapter of the Citizens’ Forum on Human Rights and Ehsaas Adabi Society, Panchkula, organised a seminar and a poetic symposium in a programme titled “Ek Sham Shahidon ke Naam” at the Government Museum Hall yesterday.

Applications invited for communal harmony awards
Chandigarh, June 22
The Chandigarh administration has invited recommendations for the National Communal Harmony Awards instituted by the National Foundation for Communal Harmony, an autonomous organisation with the ministry of home affairs.

Aviation sector beckons
Chandigarh, June 22
With the aviation industry taking off in the country, several avenues have opened up for students keen on making a career in this sector.

Contract teachers to continue stir
Chandigarh, June 22
Around 252 contractual teachers of Chandigarh have decided to continue the protest against the Chandigarh administration till their demands were met. Nearly150 teachers staged a protest on Maszid ground today, which was joined by various employees’ and workers’ unions.

Teachers sit on dharna during a protest at Sector 20, Chandigarh, on Monday. A Tribune photograph
Teachers sit on dharna during a protest at Sector 20, Chandigarh, on Monday.


Cancer detection camp
Chandigarh, June 22
Ajay Swaroop, Chief General Manager, State Bank of India, Chandigarh circle, inaugurated a free cancer detection, mammography and screen camp at Community Centre, Sector 8, here.


A cancer awareness camp in progress at Community Centre, Sector 8, in Chandigarh on Monday. A Tribune photograph
A cancer awareness camp in progress at Community Centre, Sector 8, in Chandigarh on Monday.

100 undergo screening test for cancer
Chandigarh, June 22
More than 100 patients underwent mammography and screening tests in the cancer eradication campaign, being organised by the Sahayta Cancer Sehyog, in collaboration with Roko Cancer Charitable Trust, gathered momentum here today.

Twitter gains popularity
Twitter, the micro logging or the SMS of the Internet, has assumed more significance as a tool in the hands of democracy lovers. Information, today, has become a weapon.


EDUCATION

Gurukul to start evening business school
Chandigarh, June 22
In a bid to cater to the academic needs of professionals, Gurukul will be introducing an E-Business School with added features of evening business school on weekdays and a weekend business school.

PU don for international conference
Chandigarh, June 22
Dr VK Anand, librarian, Panjab University, has been invited to give a presentation on the Radio-Frequency Identification Technology (RFID) during RFID Europe-2009, a conference to be organised at Cambridge, UK, from September 29, 2009.



 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Missing family case cracked
Bassi Pathana, June 22
The sleuths of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) swooped down Fatehgarh Sahib to crack a five-year-old case of missing family from Nogawan village in Bassi Pathana.

With temperature soaring, a hawker sells water to travellers at Rajpura on Monday.
With temperature soaring, a hawker sells water to travellers at Rajpura on Monday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Water rafting expedition thrills Armymen
Patiala, June 22
Assaulters of Sarvada Agrani Brigade, Strike One, undertook a White Water Rafting Expedition in the waters of Alaknanda and Ganga.

DAV student tops in BSc-III
Ambala, June 22
Parabhjot Kaur, a student of DAV College, here, topped in BSc-III in Kurukshetra University by securing 1,316 marks.

SBoP honours toppers
Patiala, June 22
The State Bank of Patiala organised a function to felicitate the toppers of classes X and XII of Punjab School Education Board, IAS officers and IITians from the city.

Power cuts cripple industry
Demand for diesel increases many fold
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 22
A severe power crisis in Punjab has crippled the industry in Mandi Gobindgarh, which has forced the steel units to cut prices and exporters to seek more time for delivering their orders.



COURTS

Ajay Malik Case
All 3 accused acquitted
Chandigarh, June 22
The infamous Ajay Malik case today culminated in acquittal of all three accused and strictures on the Chandigarh Police.

PGI
HC reprieve for contractor
Chandigarh, June 22
A whistleblower would have lost the contract for painting the internal walls in the circular area of PGIMER’s advanced pediatrics centre, but for the Punjab and Haryana High Court.



CRIME

Broker, wife held for fraud
Panchkula, June 22
The local police has arrested Nitul Mahajan, a former sub broker of Master Captial Service, and his wife Nikita for cheating a Panchkula resident of Rs 30.5 lakh here today.

One held for loot bid
Panchkula, June 22
The police has arrested an accused involved in attempting to loot three passengers, including two foreign nationals, after drugging them on May 26 in Chandigarh-Dehradun Special here today.

Man held for suicide bid
Chandigarh, June 22
The police today arrested a Sector-41 resident here on charges of attempting to commit suicide on a complaint lodged by his father.

12 held for assault
Chandigarh, June 22
Twelve persons were arrested for assaulting a resident of Dadu Majra Colony and snatching Rs 23,000 near parking of IT Park here last night.



SPORTS


Katoch Shield
Day 2: Jalandhar take slender lead
Mohali, June 22
Jalandhar took 34-run lead over Chandigarh on the second day of the four-day Inter-District Katoch Shield Cricket Tournament held at the PCA stadium here today.
Chandigarh’s opener Sarul Kanwar went early on the individual score of six today.

A match in progress during the Inter-District Katoch Shield Tournament in Mohali on Monday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu
A match in progress during the Inter-District Katoch Shield Tournament in Mohali on Monday.

Ind-Swift Trophy
Sector-37 Academy triumph again
Chandigarh, June 22
Sector 37 Cricket Academy maintained their winning spree by defeating DAV Senior Secondary School Academy, Sector 8, in the Ind-SwiftTrophy Inter-Academy Cricket Tournament for Under-15 being organised by Desh Prem Azad Cricket Academy on the MCM DAV College ground here today.

Kang all set for Tamil Nadu Open Golf
Chandigarh, June 22
Seasoned Harjinder Singh Kang will be the sole heavyweight from the city when 50 golfers tee off in the LG Tamil Nadu Open Amateur Golf Championship on the par-72 greens of the Coimbatore Golf Club in Coimbatore on Tuesday.

 



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