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PGI told to shut gamma knife unit
Chandigarh, June 3
Perhaps having learnt lessons from the negligence that led to the radioactive leakage of cobalt-60 in Mayapuri, New Delhi, the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board of India (AERB) has ordered the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences & Research to close down its gamma knife unit and cobalt machine in the absence of a medical physicist.

No uniformity in UT school recognition policy
Chandigarh, June 3
The UT education department appears to have been singularly harsh in penalizing Strawberry Fields World School, Sector 26, for failing to comply with certain conditions the former has stipulated while other schools have been let off relatively lightly on the same ground. Based on the findings of the department’s inspection committees, schools in the city are given provisional recognition. Based on the findings of the department’s inspection committees, schools in the city are given provisional recognition. On the issues of irregularities in not paying DA to teachers, no fire inspection reports and shortfall in seats for economically weaker sections, some schools including Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36 and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Sector 27 have been given provisional recognition till March 2013 and March 2011, respectively.

No projects on Mani Majra prime land in two decades
Chandigarh, June 3
A proposed five-star hotel and a shopping mall at Mani Majra township are likely to never see the light of day. In fact, the UT administration’s upcoming metro rail project is set to play spoilsport in Mani Majra’s future emergence as a ‘happening place’. The administration’s intentions have been amply made clear in a recent missive to the municipal corporation, asking the latter not to formulate any plan for Pocket Nos. 1, 2 and 3 as metro stations are planned to be built in that area. Earlier the civic body had proposed a five-star hotel and a shopping mall in these prime locations.


Models display creations of NIIFT students during their annual fashion show at the Tagore Theatre
Models display creations of NIIFT students during their annual fashion show at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Light showers bring respite from heat
Chandigarh, June 3
The showers that the meteorological department had been promising finally made their welcome appearance in the city after a humid morning today. Many areas of the city received light rain at about 6:30 am, bring down the temperature.

Two UT cops held for graft
Jaipur, June 3
Two head constables of the Chandigarh police were arrested here today for reportedly demanding bribe from a woman against whom a Chandigarh court had issued an arrest warrant in connection with a cheque-bounce case.


Suspects in blind murder case traced
Chandigarh, June 3
The police has traced three suspects in the murder of a local security guard to be on the run in Bihar.


Birds flock to a fountain in Chandigarh
Birds flock to a fountain in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Passengers of CTU, Punjab Roadways a harassed lot
The state roadways withdrew their buses from Chandigarh and did not allow CTU buses to ply in Punjab
Chandigarh, June 3
Passengers of the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking buses and the Punjab Roadways were a harassed lot when the employees of the state roadways withdrew their buses from Chandigarh and did not allow the CTU buses to ply in Punjab. The union leaders of the Punjab Roadways said they were compelled to take this extreme step as the CTU authorities had failed to redress their grievances.

Food Adulteration
Teams told to conduct daily checks
Chandigarh, June 3
Municipal corporation’s medical officer of health has asked all area health supervisors to conduct daily surprise checks during morning hours to destroy food articles found unfit for human consumption in their respective areas.

Construction of 440 Chambers
Bar body to take decision on June 12
Chandigarh, June 3
The Chandigarh District Courts Bar Association is to hold a full house meeting on June 12 to take a decision over the construction of lawyer's chambers at the upcoming judicial complex in Sector 43.

Children learn the concept of table laying during a workshop at the State Library, Sector 34, Chandigarh. A Tribune photograph

Sandeep Hans is IT Director
Chandigarh, June 3
The Chandigarh Administration has given the charge of the Director Information Technology, the Director, Science and Technology and the Director, Public Relations, to Joint Secretary, Finance, Sandeep Hans, in addition to his own duties.

Parsvnath, CHB told to pay Rs 55,000 to allottee
Chandigarh, June 3
The district consumer disputes redressal forum has directed Parsvanath Developers Limited and the Chandigarh Housing Board(CHB) to pay Rs 50,000 to an allottee at its Parsvnath Prideasia housing project at Rajiv Gandhi Technology Park, for causing mental agony and harassment. Both have also been directed to pay Rs 5,000 to the complainant as costs of litigation.

Slum Colonies and Village Development Committee
Not a single meeting in 5 months
Chandigarh, June 3
In what may reflect poorly on the intent of elected representatives of slum areas and villages in serving their people, not a single meeting of the the Slum Colonies and Village Development Committee of the municipal corporation has been held in the past five months.

Power supply to be affected for 2 days
Zirakpur, June 3
The power supply in Zirakpur will be affected for the next two days due to collapse of power supply tower in Banur village here this morning.

MC clears Rs 6-cr estimates for development
Municipal councillors during a House meeting at Mohali on Thursday Councillors debate ineffectiveness of security gates
Mohali, June 3
The issue of the ineffectiveness of the security gates installed in various parts of the town came into focus once again at a municipal council meeting here today even as the House cleared estimates for development works worth about Rs 6 crore.

Municipal councillors during a House meeting at Mohali on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Shalimar Enclave
MC gets Rs 20-lakh aid for development
Zirakpur, June 3
The development work of Shalimar Enclave, at Himmatgarh village (Dhakola), will start soon as GMADA has issued an aid of Rs 20 lakh to the Zirakpur municipal council to provide basic amenities to officials concerned. The colony has also been handed over to the Zirakpur municipal council.

BJP suspends 7 party men for violence
Panchkula, June 3
Taking disciplinary action against its cadres the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today has suspended seven party men who were involved in violence, which marred the election of the district president at party office in Sector 2 here yesterday.

Anti-Malaria Month
Stress on community involvement
Chandigarh, June 3
June 2010 is being observed as the anti-malaria month. As a part of various activities during the observance of anti-malaria month, the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP), Chandigarh, organised first anti-malaria camp at Kajheri village.

Vocational centre at Bapu Dham colony
Chandigarh, June 3
A Sandhya Memorial Vocational Centre and an English corner for marginalised girls at Bapu Dham Colony in Sector 26, Chandigarh, was inaugurated today by Yuvsatta and the Chandigarh Social Welfare Board.


BCom Centralised Admissions
PU works out uniform fee structure
Chandigarh, June 3
In an effort to streamline the forthcoming centralised admissions to BCom in its affiliated colleges, Panjab University has worked out a uniform fee structure for all colleges. The structure was handed over to the college principals and they have been strictly asked to adhere to it.

Engg student succumbs to injuries
Dera Bassi, June 3
A student of Parmanand Engineering College, Jaula Kalan, today died at the GMCH, Sector 32, Chandigarh.

CLAT toppers speak
City toppers of CLAT in a jubilant mood at Coffee Café Day in ChandigarhChandigarh, June 3
After a brilliant show at various engineering and medical entrance examinations, four students Naina Jindal (AIR 66), Rohan Murlidharan (109 AIR), Akshy Shreedhar (161AIR) and Abhilaksh Gaind (181AIR) have repeated the show at Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) which was held on May 9.

City toppers of CLAT in a jubilant mood at Coffee Café Day in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tiwari

Scholarships announced
Chandigarh, June 3
Healthyway Immigration Consultant Private Limited has announced scholarships worth Rs 1 crore to be awarded to 160 students from across Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand who wish to study abroad.

2-week UGC seminar at UIPS
Chandigarh, June 3
The two-week UGC networking summer-winter programme was inaugurated by Prof CK Kokate, Vice- Chancellor, KLE University, Belgaum, Karnataka, at University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, PU, on Monday.


Armed robbers decamp with cash, jewellery
Kalka, June 3
Six armed robbers, pretending to be patients, decamped with Rs 1 lakh and jewellery worth around Rs 20 lakh at gunpoint from Rana Hospital in the wee hours here today.

Five injured as shed falls in storm
Rajpura, June 3
Five persons, including three children, received minor injuries after a temporary shed fell over them during strong winds last evening.

Entry tax system causes inconvenience to truckers
Dera Bassi, June 3
New entry tax system imposed on various items from February 2010 by the Punjab government has caused inconvenience to truckers and businessmen at the Punjab-Haryana barrier, Jharmari.

Efforts on for smooth conduct of panchayat poll
Ambala, June 3
The State Election Commissioner Dharamvir yesterday organised a meeting of district administration in connection with the Panchayat poll arrangements.


Wrong mutation of shamlat land
HC stays suspension of ‘whistleblower’ panches
Mohali, June 3
A three-month-old order of director, rural development and panchayats, to suspend seven members of Mullanpur Garib Dass panchayat has been stayed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Servant acquitted of theft
Chandigarh, June 3
The court of civil judge SK Sharma yesterday acquitted an accused of stealing a television set from a room at the Haryana MLA hostel, here.


Snatching bid: One arrested
Chandigarh, June 3 The police has arrested a Patiala resident on the charges of snatching bid. He had tried to snatch a purse of a woman in Sector 38. Rakhi, resident of Sector 39, reported to the police alleging that Rajwinder Singh, a resident of Patiala, tried to snatch her purse, while she was travelling in a rickshaw near Shahpur Chowk yesterday. The police has arrested the accused after registering a case against him.

Man held for snatchings
Chandigarh, June 3
The police arrested a Mohali resident for allegedly snatching articles from people in the jungle of Darua village. The Industrial Area police station had constituted a special jungle beat after the murder of two security guards there.


Patiala team in command
A match between Patiala and Ludhiana in progress at the PCA Stadium, Mohali, on ThursdayMohali, June 3
After good batting, Patiala bowlers put the team in the driver’s seat against Ludhiana in the final of the Punjab State Inter-District U-22 Cricket Tournament at the PCA Stadium, here today.

A match between Patiala and Ludhiana in progress at the PCA Stadium, Mohali, on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Surya Cup
Haryana march into semis
Panchkula, June 3
Showing the door to the Chandigarh team, Haryana moved into the semifinals of the Chaudhary Ranbir Singh Hooda All-India Under-17 Surya Cup Cricket Tournament played at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Sector 3, here today.

DMW club qualify for semifinals
Patiala, June 3
The DMW Cricket Club defeated APJ, Kharar, by six wickets during the ongoing U-16 DWM Cup that is underway at the DMW Cricket Ground today.

Nikita to face Shweta in U-16 final
Chandigarh, June 3
Local players, Ranjeet Singh and Sachin Kumar, have set up a title clash in the boys’ under-16 category of the AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament being played at the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association courts, Sector 10, here today.

Ambala juniors shine with 5 golds
Ambala, June 3
The Ambala junior karate team won five gold, one silver and seven bronze medals in the 26th All-India Karate Championship held at Manali from May 27 to 31.

Jatiwal tied sixth in PGTI event
Chandigarh, June 3
Overnight leader Rajiv Kumar Jatiwal of Chandigarh could muster a poor six over par 78 card on the final day to finish tied sixth at six over 222 in the PGTI Feeder Tour event at Noida today.


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