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City to have revised master plan
Pune-based American architect shortlisted
Chandigarh, June 10
In the backdrop of accusing fingers being pointed at the land use in the city by the UT administration, the city is set to get a revised master plan with the administration zeroing in on a Pune-based American architect-planner, Christopher Charles Benninger.

The beauty-full Game
Chandigarh, June 10
For city lasses, it’s time to “bend it like Cristiano Ronaldo”. When it comes to celebrating the FIFA World Cup spirit, city girls are not leaving any stone unturned. Neither it is Argentina’s Messy, nor Brazil’s Kaka or England’s Rooney.

Soccer fever has gripped girls in Chandigarh.
Soccer fever has gripped girls in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Soccer fans make beeline for sports stores
Chandigarh, June 10
Those who say that only cricket rules the roost in India, will have to think again. “Cricket! Certainly not. I think soccer has much more followers than cricket here”, claimed Suhrid Jain, owner of Adidas Exclusive Store at Sector 17, here. “Thanks to the FIFA World Cup that kicks off tomorrow evening, our sale of football accessories and kits has been touching new heights, he said.


Coming up, 2,000 plots in Mullanpur
Mohali, June 10
After floating the Aerocity urban estate in the vicinity of the upcoming international airport here, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) is all set make available 2,000 residential plots in another new urban estate in Mullanpur.

Grooving moves

Participants of the Shiamak Davar’s dance workshop perform during the Summer Funk at Tagore Theatre on Thursday. Tribune photographs

200 Aerocity plots set aside for riot victims
Mohali, June 10
In a significant development related to the Aerocity housing project, the Punjab government has directed the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority to reserve at least 5 per cent of the total number of plots for riot victims. This share comes to around 200 plots of different sizes.

PU lacks transparency, accountability: Task force
Chandigarh, June 10
Panjab University’s tall claims of having utmost transparency and accountability in its functioning seem to have fallen flat with the Special Task Force constituted by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) raising concern over the day to day functioning of the varsity.

N-choe clean-up drive begins in Mohali
Mohali, June 10
In a delayed action, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) today began the exercise of cleaning up the N-choe passing through the town. The contractor who has been assigned the task of cleaning up the choe faced problems in using heavy machinery as recent rains have made the embankment slippery. Left with no alternative, labourers had to be engaged to cut the wild growth.

Labourers clear the wild growth on the embankments of N-choe in Phase IX, Mohali, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Conjunctivitis cases on the rise in city
Chandigarh, June 10
With cases of conjunctivitis on the rise in city, the arrival of rainy season would only spread the infection more, giving ‘itchy’ and ‘painful’ eyes to people.


Preparing people to perform on life’s stage
Chandigarh, June 10
When Shakespeare 500 years ago said that the world is a stage and we are all actors, he might have said so symbolically. But theatre actor and director Manjul Bhardwaj is translating the Bard of Avon’s thought into reality.

Manjul Bhardwaj in action at Sarang Lok, Mohali. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

UT’s health programme benefits 57,000 students
Chandigarh, June 10
The UT School Health Programme, which was launched in March, 2009, has benefited around 57,968 students till date. While releasing the project’s progress report today, the administration celebrated the success of the programme covering around 106 government schools, five Kendriya Vidyalayas, 88 Alternate Innovative Education (AIE) centres and one Jawahar Nivoday Vidayalaya.

Report on electronic parking lots to be tabled
Chandigarh, June 10
The report on electronically managed parking with minimum human involvement will be tabled at the finance and contracts committee (F&CC) meeting scheduled for tomorrow.

Presidential Retreat

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his first lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa stop over at the Chandigarh airport en route to Shimla on Thursday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

11 children working in shops rescued
Mohali, June 10
As many as nine children under the age of 14 years, working in various shops and other establishments, were rescued by officials of the labour and other departments after a surprise check was carried out in various markets of the town here today. Two children were rescued yesterday.

MoU signed for UID Project
Chandigarh , June 10
For the implementation of the UID Project in the city, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed today between the Chandigarh Administration and the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).

BSNL phones on the blink
Chandigarh, June 10
The introduction of advanced technology to provide better services to its clients by the BSNL has proved to be a nightmare for some consumers, as many of them have been left with faulty telephones for the past few weeks.

Building Violations
House, disco sealed
Chandigarh, June 10
Continuing with its crackdown against violations and misuse of premises, the UT estate office’s enforcement wing has started an offensive against those offenders who have been misusing their premises in the residential areas as well.

A clarification
Chandigarh, June 10
The news item “Jeweller accused of selling impure gold” that appeared in these columns on June 10 inadvertently mentioned that Sector 22-based jeweller, Nikka Mal Babu Ram, had been accused of selling impure gold. It should instead have read “Sector 35-based Nikka Mal Babu Ram, Ludhianawale”.


Project on ‘Space Transport Vehicle’
Dikshant students bag first prize
Chandigarh, June 10
The project on “Space Transport Vehicle” submitted by a team of eight students of Dikshant International School-Aditya Aggrawal, Yaveesh Kashyap, Ashminder Pal Singh, Rasika Chiman, Ruhani Mittal, Ramandeep Kaur, Ayushi Sharma, Abhilasha Shrivastava bagged the first prize at the National Space Settlement- 29th Annual International Space Development Conference organised by NASA in Chicago from May 28 to May 31.


Postal identity cards to be issued in Haryana
Ambala, June 10
The chief post master general (Haryana Circle), Indu Gupta, claimed that the postal department would be issuing identity cards as proof of residence for an individual. The identity card is issued for the benefit of tourists, representatives of the firms and the general public who experience difficulty in establishing their identity in connection with postal transaction like receipt of registered and insured articles and payment of money orders.

Varanasi crush Black Elephants by 3 wickets
Patiala, June 10
The Poorvanchal Action Committee for Cricket (PACC), Varanasi, defeated the Black Elephant Cricket Club (BECC), Patiala, by 3 wickets in the first limited over match and took 1-0 lead in the four-match series of the Punjab Today Foundation Cup being played at the host ground today.

Two children slip in pond, die
Rajpura, June 10
Two children — Dhananjay Kumar (10) and Sunita (12) — drowned in a village pond in Dhankansu village, around 2 km from Rajpura this morning. The children were playing adjoining the pond, which started overflowing due to continuous rains yesterday. By the time villagers came to know about the drowned children, they were dead.


Club all cases of Sofat, says HC
Panchkula, June 10
The worries for Dr Sumit Sofat, an accused in the case of attempt to murder on his driver, are to increase again as the Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued directions to club all cases pertaining to him and put them before one Bench.

Irregularities in solemnisation of marriages
HC orders probe into validity of gurdwara
Chandigarh, June 10
Made in heaven, but not solemnised legally — that’s apparently the long and short of marriages taking place in a city gurdwara. Taking a serious note of the alleged irregularity in the solemnisation of marriage ceremonies, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today ordered an inquiry to ascertain whether the “institution” was actually a gurdwara.


Man dies as cop’s gun goes off
Chandigarh, June 10
The police today arrested Darshan Singh, a constable of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), on charges of causing death due to negligence after his revolver accidentally went off, claiming the life of 31-year-old Jatinder Singh, a resident of Beas in Punjab.

A match between CISF and DAV Academy, Sector 8, in progress at the Hockey Stadium, Sector 18, in Chandigarh on Thursday. The match was won by CISF 4-2. In the second match of the Chandigarh Senior State Hockey Championship, 3 BRD Air Force beat Army XI 4-1. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Former sarpanch killed in mishap
Zirakpur, June 10
A 40-year-old pedestrian was killed by a speeding car opposite the petrol pump on the Ambala-Chandigarh highway here this morning. The deceased has been identified as Daljit Singh, a former sarpanch of Singhpura village.

Four held for trespass
Chandigarh, June 10
The police has arrested four persons for allegedly taking forcible possession of a house in Sector 8 here.

Mizoram resident dies after fall
Chandigarh, June 10
A Mizoram resident was killed after falling from the third floor of a house in Sector 15 in an inebriated condition in the wee hours of today. The victim has been identified as 40-year-old Lalngineiha, a resident of Khatla, Aizwal district. He had come to visit his sister in the city.

Jail warden nabs murder convict
Chandigarh, June 10 An alert Burail jail warden helped the local police arrest a murder convict, who had jumped his parole last year.

Pedestrian crushed to death
Chandigarh, June 10
A pedestrian was crushed to death by a truck when its driver was reversing the vehicle near Makhan Majra on Wednesday.

22 challaned under Tobacco Act
Mohali, June 10
As many as 22 challans were issued by officials of the health department to persons smoking at public places and illegally selling cigarettes and other tobacco related products in various parts of the town.


Punjab Warriors tame Kanpur Knights
Panchkula, June 10
The local outfit Punjab Warriors defeated Kanpur Knights by 36 runs in the Premier Cricket League being played at Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium, here today.


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