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Impure water blamed for typhoid outbreak
Zirakpur, May 14
A year after the outbreak of cholera in Dhakoli, about 200 residents in Lohgarh village near here are suspected to have been infected with typhoid fever. While Mohali district officials are yet to confirm the villagers have contracted the dreaded waterborne disease, doctors attending upon the patients said judging from the symptoms it appeared to be typhoid.

Two trainees of the Lake Sports Club had a narrow escape when their canoe turned over at the Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Friday. The boys were not wearing safety jackets and were rescued by their friends only after half an hour.
Two trainees of the Lake Sports Club had a narrow escape when their canoe turned over at the Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Friday. The boys were not wearing safety jackets and were rescued by their friends only after half an hour. A Tribune photograph

Vacation Time
Your doctor’s on leave!
Chandigarh, May 14
When you walk into the PGI or the GMCH-32 tomorrow, don’t be surprised to find a board “on vacation” hanging outside the room of your doctor. Come Monday, nearly 50 per cent of doctors and faculty members of these hospitals would be on a summer break for a month.

GMSSS-20 boy tops Haryana matric exam in P’kula
Panchkula, May 14
Hardeep, a student of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 20 stood first in this district by scoring 95.8 per cent (479/500) in the matriculation examination conducted by the Haryana School Education Board, which announced the results today.


Man gets life for murdering teenager
Chandigarh, May 14
District & sessions judge SK Goel today convicted Shamshudeen alias Pauwa and sentenced him to life imprisonment for killing a teenager. The judge also slapped a fine of Rs 5,000 on him.


IT Park Mess
3 more bureaucrats summoned
Chandigarh, May 14
On the last day of its visit, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) team summoned three senior bureaucrats in connection with the alleged irregularities highlighted in the special audit in the allotment of land to certain IT giants in the IT Park here.

Damage to Shivalik Hills
Third case registered against violators
Mohali, May 14
In continuation of the action against violators who had levelled the eco-fragile Shivalik Hills in Chandigarh’s periphery, the Punjab forest department today lodged another complaint with the police in connection with another road being carved out near Gurdha village in Majrian block.

This robotic hand can write English!
Chandigarh, May 14
Scientists have developed a robotic hand that has the ability to write English alphabets. Writing is one of the tasks that can easily be achieved by humans, but not by robots.

PCA coughs up Rs 6.4-cr tax arrears
Chandigarh, May 14
A day after the Income Tax authorities attached three bank accounts of the Punjab Cricket Association for non-payment of a “demand” of Rs 6.4 crore of tax arrears, the association today coughed up the money to settle their dues.

Campaign to bare khap panchayats
Panchkula, May 14
Social and political activists of the state today decided to launch an awareness campaign to expose the hidden agenda of khap panchayats, which are trying to “divert the attention from real issues” in the state.

NCC cadets pitch in to save Sukhna
Chandigarh, May 14
As many as 1,500 NCC cadets, including 400 girls from the Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh directorate, today joined hands to help save Sukhna Lake. They were accompanied by officers of the armed forces, associate NCC officers and other staff members.

NCC cadets remove weeds from the dry portion of Sukhna Lake on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Snag hits water supply
Mohali, May 14
The water supply to some areas got adversely affected due to a sang in the supply network in Phase I yesterday.

UT revises workers’ minimum wages
Chandigarh, May 14
The UT administration has increased the basic daily and monthly rates of minimum wages for daily and monthly rated employees as per the Consumer Price Index Number of Chandigarh Centre for the half year ending March, 2010.


Class XI Admissions
Parents, students in a fix
Chandigarh, May 14
If one goes by the number of frantic calls received by the UT education department and regional office of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) over the last few days, parents and students are in utter state of confusion and panic over the forthcoming Class XI admissions.

Change in pattern of syllabus of law dept
Professor condemns Syndicate’s decision
Chandigarh, May 14
Panjab University’s Syndicate decision to change the pattern of syllabus and question paper of the department of laws was today questioned and condemned by Prof Shashi Sharma, a senior professor of the department, in an “open letter” to all teachers of PU.

Panchkula govt schools record jump in pass percentage
Panchkula, May 14
Government schools in the district have registered a considerable jump in their pass percentage in the matriculation examinations declared by the Haryana School Education Board today.

UT’s madarsa proposal still to get nod
Chandigarh, May 14
Even after six months of announcing a scheme to strengthen UT madarsas, the ministry of human resource and development is yet to sanction the proposal. The proposal, which was mooted under the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyaan in November, aimed at the adoption of over six madarsas by the education department. The project was sent to the ministry for approval and sanction of funds, but nothing has come of it yet.

Students at the Mani Majra madarsa. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

IIFT students showcase talent
Chandigarh, May 14
Models at IIFT annual fashion show Lakshya-2010, IT Park, Chandigarh, on Friday. The evening was high on glamour as the students of IIFT showcased their annual collections at a fashion show, Lakshya-2010 organised at the City Center mall, IT Park, here. Working on a choice of themes to design their collections like monsoon, toy story, color competition, fresh floral, ethno paradise and metallic mobility, the designs had variety in terms of fabrics, cuts and finishing.

Models at IIFT annual fashion show Lakshya-2010, IT Park, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: S. Chandan


Work on potable water system gets under way
Ropar, May 14
The work on providing drinking water to the entire population of Ropar town started today. MC president Amarjit Singh Satyal kicked off the work on the project during a ceremony at the main waterworks near Giani Zail Singh Nagar.

Illegal construction razed in Pinjore
Kalka, May 14
Taking a serious note of illegal carving out of plots in unauthorised colonies in the lal dora of the agricultural land, the department of town and country planning razed illegal structures alongside the Pinjore-Nalagarh National Highway-21 A here today.

Haryana Board Class X Results
Sarabjit bags top spot in district
Ambala, May 14
Students of aided schools of the district secured first three positions in the matriculation examinations of the Haryana School Education Board. The aided schools also achieved maximum merits by securing more than 80 per cent marks in the district.

Fire in mustard oil factory
Rajpura, May 14
A fire broke out in a mustard oil manufacturing factory here in the wee hours of today. The factory was badly damaged in the fire even as two fire tenders took over five hours to douse the blaze. Area residents said the two fire tenders had to make over 10 rounds to fetch water from the fire station.


Recognition to PU Institute
HC quashes NCTE order
Chandigarh, May 14
Just over two months after the National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE) rejected an application for recognising Panjab University’s Institute of Educational Technology and Vocational Education, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today set aside the order.

Cheque Bounce Case
BJP leader denied transit bail
Chandigarh, May 14
Chief Judicial Magistrate JS Sidhu today denied transit bail to Purshotam Mahajan, former vice-president of the Chandigarh BJP unit, who was arrested by Ludhiana police in a cheque bounce case.


Three held for illegal mining
Panchkula, May 14
The local police has arrested three persons for illegal mining in the Tangri river near Bator village. The accused also tried to kill a policemen on duty by running their tractors over a police team. The police sources said after receiving a tip-off, a police team headed by head constable Lajja Ram raided the scene near the village.


Chess Tourney
Nishant steals march with six points
Panchkula, May 14
Nishant Arora emerged victorious in the boys section, while Ishita Gupta hogged limelight in the girls section of the U-15 category during the District Panchkula Open Chess Championship. The championship was organised by the Chess

Katoch Shield
Patiala muster 338 runs
Mohali, May 14
Patiala managed to score 338 runs in 136.1 overs during the final of Punjab State Inter District Cricket Tournament for Seniors for Katoch Shield at the PCA Stadium here today.

Ajay books berth in billiards final
Chandigarh, May 14
Ajay Singla has entered the final of the billiards event of the 9th Saurabh Khattar Memorial Billiards and Snooker Championship by defeating KS Nalwa in the first semifinal match held here today. Singla beat Nalwa by three frames to one in the best of five games. The first frame (102-66) was bagged by Ajay, while he lost the second frame (68-105).

Double delight for Ankush
Mohali, May 14
Top seed Ankush Arora of Punjab emerged champion in the U-14 singles and doubles events during The British Total Tennis AITA Talent Series Tournament, which concluded at Total Tennis Academy, The British School, Sector 70, here today.

Winners of AITA Talent Series Tournament in Chandigarh on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Tennis tournament begins today
Chandigarh, May 14
Nitin Kirtne got a wild card entry into the AITA Rs 50,000 Tennis Tournament commencing tomorrow at Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association. The matches will be played at the CLTA and Lake Sports Complex.


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