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Rich admn can’t pay up water dues
Owes Rs 4 cr to MC
Chandigarh, June 26
When it comes to paying pending water bills, the cash-rich administration has set an “example” for defaulters to emulate.

Long arm of law?
Over 60 POs dodging cops for decades
Chandigarh, June 26
A man wanted in an attempt to murder case by the police has been absconding for the past around 41 years. In fact, over 60 accused wanted in various cases have been dodging the police for over 20 years.



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COOLING OFF

An NCC cadet pours water on her face to cool herself at an NCC camp in Shivalik Public School, Mohali, on Friday.
An NCC cadet pours water on her face to cool herself at an NCC camp in Shivalik Public School, Mohali, on Friday. Tribune photograph: Vicky Gharu

Pedestrian killed in accident
Chandigarh, June 26
A pedestrian sustained serious injuries after being hit by a speeding motorcycle (CH-03-Z-8546) near the Sector-34 and Sector-35 light point here. The victim was rushed to the PGI where he succumbed to his injuries.

SIT to probe kidnapping of realtor
Panchkula, June 26
After making no headway in the kidnapping case of a Sector 14-based property dealer, Deepak Rai Saggar, the police has constituted a special investigative team.

School vacation extended
Chandigarh, June 26
The unabated heat wave has forced the Chandigarh education department to extend the summer vacation of all government and government-aided schools till July 7. The schools were to reopen on July 1.



COMMUNITY

Outbreak of water-borne diseases
Health dept constitutes teams
Chandigarh, June 26
After a few cholera cases were detected in Mohali, the UT Health Department has stepped up its drive to keep a check on water-borne diseases like diarrhoea, gastroenteritis and cholera.

A leaking tertiary water supply line near Sector 47 gurdwara has become a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
A leaking tertiary water supply line near Sector 47 gurdwara has become a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Hepatitis A
4 more doctors taken ill
Chandigarh, June 26
Four more resident doctors of the PGI have contracted Hepatitis A (jaundice), taking the tally to 16. While four doctors have been discharged, 12 are still being treated.

Drug de-addiction
Two-day poster exhibition at PGI
Chandigarh, June 26
To mark the International Day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking, the drug de-addiction and treatment centre at PGI organised a two-day poster exhibition in the new OPD block of the hospital today.

Alcoholic? Blame genes for it: Docs
Chandigarh, June 26
If you are an alcoholic, you can blame your father or even grandfather for your miseries, as some studies indicate (though not confirm) that drinking problems could be in “genes” like diabetes or any other genetic disorder.

Violations galore in housing societies
Neither estate office nor CHB willing to shoulder responsibility
Chandigarh, June 26
Following the footsteps of numerous housing board colonies in the city, it’s now the newly- constructed group housing societies, which are blatantly violating the norms laid down for such flats.

One of the flats with covered balcony; a milk booth running from a garage and another balcony covered against the rules in societies in Sector 49 and Sector 50. Tribune photos: Manoj Mahajan
One of the flats with covered balcony; a milk booth running from a garage and another balcony covered against the rules in societies in Sector 49 and Sector 50.

New Industrial Policy
Irregularities go unchecked
Chandigarh, June 26
According to the new industrial policy, the Industrial Area is donning contours with a fresh name, “Chandigarh Industrial Business Park”, where traditional manufacturing trades would give way to multi-storey multiplexes, five star hotels, restaurants and convention centres, little work has been done by the Chandigarh Administration to maintain the mandatory National Building Code (NBC) and to put a cap on illegal commercial activities.

A two-day poster exhibition at the PGI in Chandigarh on Friday.
A two-day poster exhibition at the PGI in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photographs

Chandigarh police and Panjab University students take out a drug awareness rally at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Friday.
Chandigarh police and Panjab University students take out a drug awareness rally at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photographs

MC House Meeting
Heated exchanges over rehri menace
Mohali, June 26
Heated arguments over the illegal rehri menace in the town marked the meeting of the municipal council here today even as the civic body, which had failed to run its municipal library, looked for a private party to do the job.

Villagers protest acute water shortage
Zirakpur, June 26
Residents of Dyalpura village yesterday protested against acute water shortage and erratic power supply. They raised slogans against the state government. The residents claimed that there was no water for the past six days and power supply was erratic.

MLA’s ultimatum to PSEB
Stop power cuts or face protests
Mohali, June 26
Kharar MLA Balbir Singh Sidhu has given an ultimatum to the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) to improve power situation in Mohali and its surrounding areas within three days, failing which dharnas would be orgainsed.

Teachers wear black bands
Chandigarh, June 26
As many as 252 contractual teachers who are working in various government schools in the city held a protest by putting black bands on their head from Kisan Bhawan to the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium.

CCTV cameras to be installed in VC’s office
Chandigarh, June 26 In a bid to enhance a two-way communication between students and authorities, Prof RC Sobti, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, is all set to install two complaint boxes in his office.

Letters
Apathetic attitude of cops

EDUCATION

Old question paper given to sociology students
PU in soup yet again
Panel formed to probe faux pas
Chandigarh, June 26
The examination system of Panjab University is under scanner once again with a committee being constituted to probe into the alleged supply of same question paper in 2009, which was earlier supplied in 2007.

Class XI students with their forms on the last day of submission at Government Model School, Sector 10, in Chandigarh on Friday.
Class XI students with their forms on the last day of submission at Government Model School, Sector 10, in Chandigarh on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Dons unhappy with Sibal’s proposed reforms
Chandigarh, June 26
Educationists of the city feel that Union Human Resources Development Minister Kapil Sibal’s proposed educational reforms might be music to the ears, but lack substance to transform the educational system as visualised by him.

PU’s information centre opens
Chandigarh, June 26
After Panjab University’s much dilly-dallying, the long-promised hi-tech information centre equipped with a LCD screen along with faculty and wardens to guide students, has finally got operational in the old UIET building.

Orientation programme for teachers concludes
Chandigarh, June 26
A 15-day orientation programme for community teachers of Alternative Innovative Education Centres (SSA) concluded here today.


 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Seminar on drug abuse
Bassi Pathana, June 26
The police in collaboration with local Mehar Baba Charitable Trust (MBCT) organised a seminar on drug abuse yesterday. SSP Kaustubh Sharma inaugurated the seminar, while Prof HS Mejie, patron MBCT, and SDM Parneet Kaur Shergill presided over.

Youth told to keep off drugs
Dera Bassi, June 26
International Day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking was observed by the Dera Bassi sub-division police in collaboration with Rotary Club here today.

Ropar to get SAI Centre
Ropar, June 26
Authorities from the Ministry of Sports and Sports Authority of India (SAI) visited villages of the Alampur and Katli area yesterday to survey a land proposed for the SAI Centre to come up in the district.

Killing of Youth
Shopkeepers observe bandh in Patiala
Patiala, June 26
Shopkeepers today closed shutters to protest against the killing of a youth in a violent clash at a tavern here last evening. Two groups were involved in a violent clash at a tavern near Anardana Chowk yesterday.

Hospital launches scheme for rural folk
Patiala, June 26
Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital (GSMCH) has authorised sarpanches and panches to recommend patients in their villages for treatment at concessional rates at the hospital.

Workshop for kids concludes
Patiala, June 26
A three-week workshop on dance, music, art and craft organised by the Punjabi University women’s club concluded on the university campus here today.

Sunflower yield dips
Reason: Unavailability of high-quality seeds
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 26
The yield of sunflower crop has reduced to six to eight quintals per acre this year as compared to the last year’s 10 to 12 quintals.

Adulteration
Health team collects food samples
Bassi Pathana, June 25
A team of the health department conducted raids on shops and took food samples to curb adulteration here today. Some shopkeepers closed their shutters and fled the shops.

Police Recruitment
Free buses for women
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 26
Special buses will be provided at various points in the district to ferry women candidates for police recruitment drive to be held from June 29. SSP Kaustubh Sharma said in order to reduce hassle for the women candidates, authorities have decided to provide free bus service from the outskirts of the district to the recruitment venue. These buses will be stationed at GT road bus stand, Sirhind and Ropar bus stand and will start plying from 4 am. — TNS

Attack on journalists condemned
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 26
Local journalists today condemned attack on mediapersons at Patiala yesterday. They met with the Deputy commissioner and submitted a memorandum to the state government demanding stringent action against the attackers. The journalists also asked the government to ensure that no such incident should take place in the future. The journalists said the attack on journalists was an attack on the freedom of press and such incident should be condemned by all quarters.
—TNS

Sarpanch booked for illegally selling sand
Dera Bassi, June 26
The local police has registered a case against the sarpanch of Bairmajra, Surjit Singh, here for allegedly selling sand illegally from the village common land.

Body of newborn found
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 26
Body of a newborn baby boy was found near Sirhind bus stand this afternoon. Some passerby detected the body lying at the backside of the bus stand.

One dies after consuming poison
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 26
A resident of Meerpur village died this morning after he mistakenly consumed some poisonous tablets.

CRIME

GPA: Societies cheating owners
Chandigarh, June 26
Though the administration has a notified policy for group housing societies for encouraging the cooperative culture, the reality is that the office-bearers of the societies rule the roost.

2 booked for molestation
Chandigarh, June 26
A contractor and his supervisor were booked for allegedly trying to outrage the modesty of a woman near Dhanwantri College, Sector-46, here, yesterday.

SPORTS

Ind-Swift Tourney'
APJ outperform Shree Shree academy
Chandigarh, June 26
The APJ Academy, Kharar, outperform Shree Shree Cricket Academy, Panchkula, by 184 runs in the Ind-Swift Under-15 Inter-Academy Cricket Tournament being organised by Desh Prem Azad Cricket Academy here today.

750 take part in sports dept trials
Patiala, June 26
Punjabi University, Patiala, has emerged as a favourite choice for sportspersons. With each year, the number of players applying for its sports wing is increasing. This year the number of applicants has been one of the highest with around 750 participants taking part in the sports wing offered by the Punjab sports department alone.

Women Cricket Meet
Ambala beat city by 36 runs
Chandigarh, June 26
After facing a humiliating defeat from Yamunanagar here yesterday, Chandigarh girls’ cricket team had yet another defeat at the hands of Ambala by 36 runs in the Haryana Women Inter-District Cricket Tournament being organised by the Haryana Cricket Association at Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, here today.

A player in action during a cricket match in Chandigarh on Friday. A Tribune photograph
A player in action during a cricket match in Chandigarh on Friday.

Golf: Kang finishes 14th
Chandigarh, June 26
Seasoned Harjinder Singh Kang of the city carded a six-over 78 to finish 14th at 25 over 313 as Bangalore's Abhishek Jha clinched the LG Tamil Nadu Open golf title at three over 291 on the par-72 greens of the Coimbatore Golf Club in Coimbatore today.

Kiron Kher at the funeral of her mother Daljit Thakar Singh (80), who passed away on Thursday.
Kiron Kher at the funeral of her mother Daljit Thakar Singh (80), who passed away on Thursday. Daljit, a badminton champion herself, inspired her both daughters- Kanwal and Kiron- to pursue the sport before the latter took up acting as her career. Photo: S.Chandan

Ball Badminton
City teams get the better of opponents
Chandigarh, June 26
Hosts Chandigarh boys and girls’ team registered wins in their respective league matches on the first 30th North Zone Ball Badminton (men and women) Championship being organised by the Ball Badminton Sports Promotion Association under the aegis of Ball Badminton Federation of India here at Banyan Tree School, Sector 48-B.

Hockey
UK team to play against CHA teams
Chandigarh, June 26
A 40-member Imperial College team from United Kingdom (UK) is visiting Chandigarh to play matches against the state-sponsored Chandigarh Hockey Academy (CHA), both boys and girls’ teams, on June 30 and July 1 at the Sector-42 Hockey Stadium here. The visiting boys’ team would play against the CHA boys’ team on June 30. On the same day, the CHA girls would cross swords with the visiting girls’ team. On July 1, a mixed team of the CHA boys and girls would play against the boys and girls’ team from Imperial College. — TNS


 



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