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No Rain, More Pain
Chandigarh, June 24
With the Met department predicting weaker monsoon this year and receding Bhakra level, the situation for residents of the region, already reeling under power cuts and water scarcity, is bound to worsen.


— Photo: Rajesh Sachar
— Photo: Rajesh Sachar

Madrassa teacher erupts, resigns
Chandigarh, June 24
A 10-year-old boy, Mehfooz Alam, was today beaten up by Imam (teacher) in a madrassa at Maloya for not learning a lesson. Alam was allegedly thrashed several times by his teacher, Hasin Din.



EARLIER STORIES



City-Dubai flight from July 23
Chandigarh, June 24
The much-awaited first international flight from Chandigarh to Dubai will take off from the city airport on July 23. After keeping it under wraps for weeks now, Flydubai, a low-cost airline, has officially confirmed the news of its international flights from three cities in India today, which include Lucknow, Coimbatore and Chandigarh.

Tribune Impact
Quackery Menace
2 held for using fake degrees
Chandigarh, June 24
A day after The Tribune highlighted the menace of self-styled doctors in the city, the Chandigarh administration today swung into action and got two persons arrested for cheating under Section 420 of the IPC.
Kamlesh of Kumar Clinic (left) and Jyoti Prakash of New Bengali Clinic, who were arrested from Sector 56 during a raid conducted by the health department, in Chandigarh
Kamlesh of Kumar Clinic (left) and Jyoti Prakash of New Bengali Clinic, who were arrested from Sector 56 during a raid conducted by the health department, in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Chandigarh gets DRDO’s bio-tech lab
Chandigarh, June 24
The Defence Research and Development Organisation is establishing a bio-technology laboratory at Chandigarh which would carry out agro-animal research to boost the availability of fresh food items in high altitude areas.

DRDO Chief Controller W Selvamurthy (right) is briefed about the building plans for a new bio-technology laboratory in Chandigarh on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph
DRDO Chief Controller W Selvamurthy (right) is briefed about the building plans for a new bio-technology laboratory in Chandigarh





COMMUNITY

Dumping Ground
MC to take up matter with Badal
Mohali, June 24
The Mohali Municipal Council and industrial unit owners are up in arms against the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority for forcibly trying to implement a decision on garbage dumping taken at a meeting held in the office of the Punjab Chief Minister.
The gate locked by municipal councillors at the Industrial Area in Mohali on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

The gate locked by municipal councillors at the Industrial Area in Mohali

Fire at Mayor’s office
Equipment fail to work
Chandigarh, June 24
The fire-fighting preparedness of the Chandigarh municipal corporation was exposed today, when the hi-tech equipment, detectors and sensors installed in the Mayor’s office reportedly failed to function during a minor fire that broke out here.

Heat on the staff
Nari Niketan supdt sent on leave?
Chandigarh, June 24
With the police turning the heat on the staff of the Nari Niketan, superintendent of the institute Ritika Sheokand has proceeded on “medical leave”. While officials of the Social Welfare Department are unwilling to comment on the issue, sources revealed that she had been asked to “take off” for sometime.

Contractual teachers and their children take out a candlelight procession to support their demands at Sector 17 in Chandigarh
Contractual teachers and their children take out a candlelight procession to support their demands at Sector 17 in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Swine Flu
GH-16 staff given preventive doses
Chandigarh, June 24
A day after a 19-year-old computer science student from the US was tested positive for a H1N1 influenza virus in the city, over 30 persons, including 10 doctors and nurses of the GMSH-16, who had come in close contact with the patient, have been given the preventive doses of Tamilflu, the only known drug to fight the disease.

Cholera/Diarrhoea
Six water samples fail test
Mohali, June 24
Even as the Deputy Commissioner has set up a committee to probe the reasons that led to the spread of cholera and diarrhoea among residents of Mohali village, six water samples collected by health officials have failed potability test.

13 diarrhoea cases come to light
Chandigarh, June 24
At least, 13 fresh cases of diarrhoea were reported yesterday from three city hospitals. According to the health authorities, six cases have been reported from the GMSH-16, four from the GMCH-32 and remaining were from the PGI.

UT excise dept mops up handsome revenue
Chandigarh, June 24
The economic meltdown, so it seems, has had little impact on the excise earnings of the Union Territory. In fact, if the revenue netted by the excise department of the Chandigarh Administration in 2008-09 is any indication, these have made the slowdown turn on its head.

42 shops in Paras mall attached
Chandigarh, June 24
Following a recent survey carried out by Income Tax officials, who unearthed the hidden income to the tune of Rs 60 crore by promoters of Paras Downtown Square in Zirakpur, the department has attached 42 showrooms in the mall.

SBI gifts ambulance to NGO
Chandigarh, June 24
The State Bank of India donated an ambulance to Sahibzada Ajit Singh Free Polyclinic Trust, a charitable NGO providing medicare to the poor and needy rural population of Perch village and its surrounding area for past seven years, near here, today.
SBI CGM (Chandigarh circle) Ajay Swaroop hands over the keys to the ambulance to trust president Maj-Gen MS Kandal at Perch village, near Chandigarh, on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph
SBI CGM (Chandigarh circle) Ajay Swaroop hands over the keys to the ambulance to trust president Maj-Gen MS Kandal at Perch village, near Chandigarh

3 women approach PHRC against police
Mohali, June 24
Three women have approached the Punjab Human Rights Commission against the police, which allegedly failed to act on their complaints.

20 power theft cases detected
Zirakpur, June 24
The Punjab State Electricity Board officials yesterday conducted surprise raids on seven villages in Zirakpur and Dera Bassi to check power theft.

EDUCATION

Pick and Drop Facility
UT fixes fare for govt schools’ students
Chandigarh, June 24
The Chandigarh Administration-run pick and drop bus service for students of government schools, proposed to be introduced from next month, will charge a concessional fare of Rs 380 per child in Chandigarh against Rs 600-Rs 700 being charged by private bus operators.

Alternative Affiliations
City colleges face action
Chandigarh, June 24
Panjab University is all set to crack a whip on colleges seeking alternative affiliations from other universities for courses like MBA, with DAV College, Sector 10, being the first one.

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Abducted girl recovered after one year
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 24
The police today reunited a three-year-old girl with her parents who was abducted more than a year ago. The police also managed to arrest the kidnappers from Patiala.

Woman commits suicide
Bassi Pathana, June 24
A women committed suicide last night near Dadiana village by hanging herself from the roof due to illicit relations of her husband.

Woman kills herself
Kharar, June 24
A woman committed suicide at Green Enclave locality here today. The victim, Rajji (24), hung herself from the hook of ceiling fan around 11 am. Rajji and her younger sister were the only family members at home.

COURTS

Highway Robbery
5-day police remand for 2 accused
Chandigarh, June 24
A local court today remanded two highway robbers in five-day police custody. Sources in the police said both Rajiv, alias Raja, of Ludhiana and Bhupinder Singh, alias Bhupi, were produced before a court, which granted the police five days of police remand of the accused.

CRIME

Robbery
Four gang members held
Remanded in 10-day police custody
Panchkula, June 24
The local police claims to have arrested four members of a gang involved in the June-4 robbery at the house of RS Mittal, a lawyer of Punjab and Haryana High Court. The gang had held the lawyer and his wife hostage with the help of their servant.

Couple held for duping woman
Chandigarh, June 24
The police has arrested a Sector 51-based couple on charges of duping a resident of Nawan Sahar of over Rs 10 lakh on the pretext of sending her aboard.

Man cons taxi driver
Chandigarh, June 24
A conman took a taxi driver for a ride and fled with Tata Indica from Sector 20, here, this afternoon, after hiring the vehicle.

SPORTS

Golf
Kang climbs to tied eighth slot
Chandigarh, June 24
Seasoned Harjinder Singh Kang braved a windy onslaught to card a five over par 77 to be tied eighth at 153, five strokes behind the joint leaders. Abhishek Jha and Aditya Bhandarkar at the midway stage of the LG Tamil Nadu Open Amateur Golf Championship on the par-72 greens of the Coimbatore Golf Club in Coimbatore today.

Ind-Swift Trophy
DP Azad, Satluj academy emerge winners
Chandigarh, June 24
Desh Prem Azad Cricket Academy and Satluj Public School Academy of Panchkula registered wins in the Ind-Swift Inter-Academy Cricket Tournament for Under-15 being organised by DPA Cricket Academy here today.


Players in action during a cricket match between DAVSSS-8 Academy and DPA Cricket Academy in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Players in action during a cricket match between DAVSSS-8 Academy and DPA Cricket Academy in Chandigarh

Katoch Shield
Chandigarh crowned champions
Mohali, June 24
Chandigarh claimed the Katoch Shield Inter-District Cricket Tournament for seniors, as it drubbed Jalandhar by nine wickets on the fourth day of the tournament at the PCA Stadium here today.

PCA announces probables for conditioning camp
Mohali, June 24
The Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) has today announced probables for conditioning and preparatory camp for the upcoming season of the state team that will be held from July 1 to 20.

Women cricket meet from today
Chandigarh, June 24
Anit will lead Chandigarh women cricket team in the Haryana Inter-District Cricket Tournament for girls being organised by Haryana Cricket Association at Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 19.

Trials tomorrow
Chandigarh, June 24
Trials for the Haryana cricket team, which would be participating in the 3rd All-India U-19 National Tournament in Hoshiarpur from July 7 to 13, would be conducted at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 40, on June 26 at 3 pm.

 


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