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GMCH student hangs herself
Failed love affair suspected
Bhawna DhimanChandigarh, June 8
A second semester MBBS student of Government Medical College & Hospital, Sector 32 reportedly hung herself at her Sector 44 C home here in the wee hours of the morning today. Reported to be suffering from asthma, Bhawna Dhiman, 21, was said to be a brilliant student.

Park ‘n’ booze the norm here!
Chandigarh, June 8
Venue: Sector 8 market, time: 9:30 pm. Three youngsters are seen enjoying their drinks in their Suzuki SX4 luxury car parked in front of a popular nonveg eating place. Just a few yards away stands another swanky car, a white Honda Civic, in which four friends - all of whom appear to be in their teens, are guzzling beer.

CHB sleeps over slum rehab projects

Chandigarh, June 8
The ambitious slum rehabilitation project under the JNNURM scheme has been gathering dust for the past one year with the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) for reasons best known to the board.

Rain reins in city, yet again
* Air, road traffic hit n Ceiling collapse at PGI
* Roof leak at district courts, Badheri bank
A car crosses a flooded road in Industrial Area, Phase I, Chandigarh
A car crosses a flooded road in Industrial Area, Phase I, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan


Rain comes down pouring, washes away normalcy
Chandigarh, May 8
Heavy downpour lashed the city and its adjoining areas early this morning, flooding streets and disrupting normal life and bringing to the fore once again the inefficiency of drainage system. Traffic disruptions were common while it rained heavily since last evening till afternoon today.

Drainage system still a bane
Chandigarh, June 8
If the Chandigarh municipal corporation had spent Rs 8 lakh during the last financial year to upgrade the storm water drainage system of the city, then just why is the city facing the familiar problem of waterlogging and blockage of road gullies in most sectors due to heavy showers yet again?

Those who bore the brunt
Chandigarh, June 8
Commuters and pedestrians had a horrified day today while travelling and moving on roads and pedestrian paths during heavy showers.

It’s time for infections, too, beware!
Chandigarh, June 8
Monsoon showers may be a pleasant sight, but watch your health. The rain not only spells relief, but is also an invitation to a number of infections.

Life derailed at Zirakpur
Zirakpur, June 8
Incessant rain has derailed normal life of residents of Zirakpur and made the conditions miserable as large numbers of commuters were trapped in a traffic jam on the Zirakpur-Kalka highway and the Zirakpur-Patiala highway this morning.

Parts of Mohali flooded
Mohali, June 8
Water collected in various parts of the town, especially low-lying pockets, following showers here today. The rain, which was in the form of light showers since early morning, turned heavy around 3 pm, but later reduced.

Power, water supply hit
Panchkula, June 8
Incessant rain during the past 20 hours in the city threw life out of gear as people in various parts the town had to remain without power and water since the last evening.

Clockwise: A tree that fell on cars behind the parking of the police headquarters; Residents of Dadu Majra colony wade through rainwater flowing in from the adjoining dumping ground; Employees come out of a room inundated during the rain at the civil hospital, Mohali; and A flooded parking of the Sector-27 market in Chandigarh
Clockwise: A tree that fell on cars behind the parking of the police headquarters; Residents of Dadu Majra colony wade through rainwater flowing in from the adjoining dumping ground; Employees come out of a room inundated during the rain at the civil hospital, Mohali; and A flooded parking of the Sector-27 market in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photos: Manoj Mahajan, Pradeep Tewari, Vicky Gharu, Vinay Malik


Sector 68 cries for basic amenities
Mohali, June 8
For residents of Sector 68 here, it is like living in a “backward area” of the town sans good roads, clean localities, well-kept parks and adequate supply of water. They have been crying for better amenities in the sector that was carved out about 10 years ago, but have faced the indifference of GMADA authorities to their plight.
A damaged road in Sector 68, Mohali. A Tribune photograph

A damaged road in Sector 68, Mohali

IT Park Probe
Team puts off visit
Chandigarh, June 8
The visit of the three-member team of the Ministry of Home Affairs, probing the alleged irregularities highlighted in the special audit in allotment of land to certain IT giants at the IT Park here, was postponed.


Online counselling in place for class XI
Chandigarh, June 8
UT education department has finally worked out its admission schedule for class XI admission in government schools, where allocation of seats will be done by online counselling for the first time.

e-banking for PU students to deposit fee
Chandigarh, June 8
Panjab University students can now avail Internet banking facility to deposit their admission fee from academic session July-August, 2010. The e-banking scheme has got the university nod, although the proposal is yet to get a final clearance from the bank headquarters.


Wife’s Killing
Lifer for ex-serviceman
Ambala, June 8
District and Session Judge, Ambala, RK Bishnoi sentenced an ex-serviceman to life imprisonment for murdering his wife. The accused, Krishan Jha, who belonged to Bihar had been residing in Ambala for the past few years.


High Court
Marriage ceremonies under cloud
Temple priest told to attend proceedings
Chandigarh, June 8
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked a temple “purohit” to be present in the court, and directed the UT senior superintendent of police to look into the matter, after expressing doubts about the authenticity of marriage ceremonies earlier conducted.

Eight acquitted in attempted murder case
Chandigarh, June 8
Additional sessions judge GC Garg today acquitted eight persons in an attempt-to-murder case. They had pelted stones at the IT Park chowk at officials who were present there for a demolition drive.

Sec-20 Murder
Eyewitness stands by prosecution
Chandigarh, June 8
Additional sessions judge GC Garg today recorded the statement of the eyewitness and the complainant in the murder case of financier Harjinder Singh Dhillon at Sector 20 here.

Suicide Case
Judicial remand for Gulati
Chandigarh, June 8
A local court remanded Satik Gulati, husband of Renu who allegedly set herself afire in front of his Sector 19 residence on Sunday, in judicial custody today. Police station-19 SHO Ram Gopal said Gulati had told investigators that he had gone to meet Renu’s parents requesting them to send her with him but they refused.

Bail declined
Chandigarh, June 8
Additional Sessions Judge Lalit Batra today declined bail to Nasib Chand and former NCB superintendent Balwinder Singh in a case of drug peddling. According to prosecution, the accused were rounded up while smuggling 60-kg heroine from Jammu border.


Woman found dead, in-laws booked
Mohali, June 8
Sarita, a 21-year-old married woman, was found dead under mysterious circumstances at the office of Punjab water supply and sewerage at Industrial Area, Phase I, here today. The victim, along with her husband Rajesh, had moved to the house of her in-laws a few days ago, who live in the residential quarters in the water supply complex.

The mangled remains of a car, which collided with a bus, on the road separating Sectors 32 and 31 in Chandigarh
The mangled remains of a car, which collided with a bus, on the road separating Sectors 32 and 31 in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

2 women held for theft
Chandigarh, June 8
The police has arrested two women on charges of stealing batteries from a shop in Mani Majra. Shamsher Sharma, a resident of Sector 15, Panchkula, filed a complaint with the police alleging that Rita and Sunita, both residents of Shanti Nagar, Mani Majra, had stolen some batteries from his shop in Shanti Nagar on June 6.

Woman hurt in acid attack
Chandigarh, June 8
Unidentified persons travelling in a Maruti car threw acid on a woman in Sector 7 here this evening. The victim, 29-year-old Nisha, a resident of Sector 7, was taken to the PGI in a critical condition. She reportedly suffered burns on chest, arms and legs.

Rs 25,000 stolen from 2 showrooms
Panchkula, June 8
Keeping the police on its toes, thieves have once again become active in the city as they decamped with around Rs 25,000 from two showrooms at Sector 11 in the wee hours of this morning.

2 chemists arrested for cheating
Mohali, June 8
Two Moga-based chemists — Pawan Kumar and Krishan Kumar — were arrested by the Punjab Vigilance Bureau in a case of cheating and corruption here today. They were produced in a local court from where they were sent to the police custody for two days.


Indian Football Team
2 city lads among probables
Chandigarh, June 8
Two players of Chandigarh Football Academy, Bikramjit Singh and Deepak Devrani made the city proud with their selection in the probable list for the Indian Football Team for Asian Games to be held in China in November this year. Bikramjit plays as midfielder, while Devrani is a defender.

Hockey coaching camp ends
Bassi Pathana, June 8
A month-long hockey coaching camp for U-14 boys and girls being organised by district sports department in collaboration with Dashmesh Hockey Club at local Government Senior Secondary School concluded here today.

City's Jatiwal 11th on Feeder Tour
Chandigarh, June 8
Rajiv Kumar Jatiwal of Chandigarh climbed up the ladder to occupy the 11th slot in the PGTI Feeder Tour Order of Merit after the fourth event of the circuit held at the Noida Golf Club.

Golf camp for kids from June 14
Chandigarh, June 8
The Chandigarh Golf Club Academy will hold a five-day EGTF junior golf coaching camp from June 14 to 18. Spelling out the training programme, academy’s joint director Ajay Gujral said the camp would begin with putting on Monday.

Spoilt sports
Chandigarh, June 8
The rain played spoilsport to sports activities in the city. Four cricket matches, scheduled for today, could not start due to wet conditions. The four-day golf camp for women began at the Chandigarh Club at 5 pm as rain stopped by then.

Cricket coaching camp from June 11
Chandigarh, June 8
Bharti Vij Academy and Ropar Cricket Association will be conducting 10-day summer coaching camp, starting from June 11 to 20 for young cricketers at Government College, Ropar.


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