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Retired judge dies in accident
Chandigarh, June 11
Rajinder Mohan Gupta, 63, a retired district and sessions judge, was killed after a car rammed into his scooter near the housing board traffic lights here early in the morning today. The car was being driven by a retired doctor of the Government Multispecialty Hospital, Sector 16.


Eateries score as fans pour
Chandigarh, June 11
Loud cheers, whistles and clapping reverberated in a local hotel when Siphiwe Tshabalala of South Africa scored the first goal of the 19th FIFA World Cup-2010 against Mexico in the 55th minute of the inaugural match today. Several soccer fans had assembled at the hotel to enjoy the opening ceremony of the world cup. A similar scene was witnessed in a number of hotels, particularly in Sector 35, where LCD screens had been put up. “What more can one ask for? You are in the company of friends, having beer and watching the world’s biggest sporting event,” said Rajeev who had come with friends.

Nari Niketan Rape Case
Superintendent snubbed me: Victim
Chandigarh, June 11
The superintendent of Nari Niketan, Ritika Sheokand, today came in the line of fire after the mentally challenged girl who was allegedly raped at the institution stated before a court she had informed Sheokand about the sexual assault. She accused the latter of doing nothing about her complaint and instead rebuking her.

5 more kids rescued
Mohali/Dera Bassi, June 11
On the eve of the Child Labour Day, officials of the Mohali labour department today rescued five more children under the age of 14 years from Mohali and Dera Bassi. Today, a 10-member team, comprising officials of the labour department, municipal council and the health department, raided dhabas at Phase VII of the Industrial Area and rescued three underage children.

Women not safe in city
38 cases of molestation in 18 months, many go unreported
Chandigarh, June 11
March 24, 2009: Neha Kaur (name changed) had gone with her husband to the night food street in Sector 14 at 11 pm where she was molested by a group of boys.
October 24, 2009: Six-year-old Divya (name changed) was going to school on a rickshaw when a rickshaw-puller molested her.


Course selection at govt colleges
Power Point presentations to replace help desks
Chandigarh, June 11
In a bid to simplify the course selection process for students at various city government colleges, the UT administration has decided to replace help desks with power point presentations this time. Going a step further to aid the applicants and their parents, the department of higher education has prepared a power point presentation which contains not only the details about the courses and the number of seats, but also other aspects like job opportunities or higher studies.

Poor planning dooms MC projects
Chandigarh, June 11
Inaugurated with great fanfare, all the major municipal corporation projects including the night food street, fish market, blind park and 'dhobi ghat' have floundered. The authorities failed to visualise the city’s basic requirements while drawing up the plans. A survey of the night food street near PGI revealed the stall put up there had no kitchen facilities to prepare food.

The vacant airconditioned fish market in Sector 41, Chandigarh. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

Admn fails to remove trucks, rehris parked on highway
Zirakpur, June 11
It seems that the local administration is waiting for a major tragedy to happen on the national highway as trucks and other vehicles parked along the Chandigarh-Ambala highway and Zirakpur-Kalka highway throughout the day are posing a serious threat to the lives of thousands of commuters.

Employees told to avoid English at workplace
Mohali, June 11
Ujgar Singh Badali, chairman of the Mohali district-level committee, constituted for the implementation of Punjabi language in government and semi-government offices, took a serious note of English language being used by employees of the Verka milk plant.

Rise in diarrhoea cases among infants
Panchkula, June 11
Diarrhoea cases between the age group of 1 and 5 are on the rise here as about 25 cases are reported daily at the General Hospital, Sector 6. Most of the cases are reported from the slum areas of the town, which include Indira Colony, Buddanpur Colony, Rajiv Colony and Ambedkar Colony.

Four-laning of Zirakpur-Pinjore national highway
Commuters to wait more for better connectivity
Panchkula, June 11
Commuters on the Zirakpur-Pinjore national highway number 22 would have to wait for better road connectivity as the project has been delayed by at least nine months. Earlier the deadline for the completion was slated to be in August this year.

Work in progress for the four-laning of the Zirakpur-Pinjore national highway. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Wary police to educate holidaymakers
Chandigarh, June 11
Suspecting a rise in incidents of theft and burglary in the city during the summer vacations, the Chandigarh police has released a slew of “dos and don’ts” for city residents. Records available with the police show that 30 per cent of total thefts in the city reported last year occurred in the months of June and July.

Automatic access at parking lots soon
Chandigarh, June 11
Four major parking lots in the city -- two in Sector 17 and one each in Sectors 22 and 35 -- would have automatic and semi automatic access system in a few months. Members of the finance and contract committee approved this agenda at a meeting chaired by the Mayor here today.

Students of The British School perform at the Summer Symphony-2010 at Law Bhavan Auditorium , Sector 37, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

10 clinics sealed for violating rules
Chandigarh, June 11
A drive was carried out to seal the premises of defaulting healthcare units in the South sub-division for violating the Bio-Medical Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 1998. During the drive, the premises of 10 healthcare units operating in Kajheri, Maloya and Dadu Majra, including Azad Clinic, Abhi Clinic, Mamta Clinic, Aman Clinic, Shri Radha Krishan Lab, Bengali Clinic/Desi Dawakhana, Arun Health Clinic and Guru Nanak Clinic, were sealed.

Admn grapples with building material shortage
Ongoing projects held up
Chandigarh, June 11
The UT administration is grappling with shortage of construction material, which has held up most of the projects in the city. A section of private contractors who were allotted different tenders to carry out construction works, especially the ongoing housing projects, school buildings, renovation works, constructions of small flats, construction of new housing societies in various parts of the city, has approached the higher authorities stating that they are unable to finish work due to sudden shortage of construction material in the city.

250 examined at camp on skin allergies
Panchkula, June 11
An advanced special camp on skin allergies was organised at the National Skin Hospital, Mansa Devi Complex, Sector 5, here today in order to create awareness among the general public.

Man goes missing
Chandigarh, June 11
Abdesh Kumar Chaturvedy, a resident of Sector 29, had gone missing from Kanpur Railway Station about two months ago.

Experts dwell on TB management at workplace
Chandigarh, June 11
A conference on TB Management at Workplace and Beyond was held at CII, Chandigarh, here today.


Delay in delivery of lab chemicals on PU campus
Committee moots tie-up with major suppliers
Chandigarh, June 11
Panjab University is mulling over providing laboratory chemicals on its campus in collaboration with major suppliers. A monitoring committee, consisting of one research scholar from each science discipline, formed to compile the feedback of research scholars for utilisation of Union government’s purse grant, has mooted the idea.


Weighing in for tug-of-war meet begins
Patiala, June 11
The weighing in for the 23rd Senior National Tug-of-War Championship for Men began at Punjabi University grounds here today. Gautam Kaul, president of the Indian Tug-of-War Association, said around 40 teams from 11 states were taking part in the championship. He said the matches would begin tomorrow at 4 pm and played in three weight categories — 600 kg, 640 kg and 680 kg.

Black Elephant sneak past PACC
Patiala, June 11
An excellent performance by Ajay Bharti (6 for 17) helped Black Elephant Cricket Club defeat Poorvanchal Action Committee For Cricket (PACC), Varanasi, by 12 runs in the four match series of the Punjab Today Foundation Cup being played on MES ground here today. After winning the toss, skipper Prabhjot Singh of BECC elected to bat first. The BECC managed to score 174 in 37.1 overs. Atul (30), Prabjot (28), Pyush (28) and Ajay Bharti (20 not out) were the main scorers for BECC. Abhimanyu (3 for 21) and Ayam (3 for 23) were the main bowlers for Varanasi.

Control room to deal with power problems
Ropar, June 11
The Powercom has come up with round the clock control room that would deal with power problems. XEN (operations), Powercom, Ashwani Kumar said all complaints regarding power would be registered at this centre.


16-year-old killed in accident
Zirakpur, June 11
In less than 24 hours, another person became a victim of negligent driving. A 16-year-old boy was killed and his father seriously injured in an accident on the Zirakpur flyover here late last night. The deceased was identified as Rajwinder Singh, a resident of Chamkaur Sahib in Ropar district, while the injured has been identified as Ajmer Singh, who works as mechanic in Zirakpur.

4 held for drinking publicly
Chandigarh, June 11
The police has arrested four persons for allegedly consuming liquor at public place in Sector 22 here last night. Sources said Anil Kumar, Sudhir and Hemant Singh, all residents of Sector 22, and Nishant Verma, a resident of Sector 20, were arrested from Sector 22-B yesterday. A case under the Excise Act has been registered at the Sector 17 police station.


City’s Jaskaran hammers double ton
Chandigarh, June 11
Chandigarh scored 430 runs for the loss of nine wickets against Ropar in the Under-19 Inter-District Cricket Tournament for Dhruv Pandove Trophy at Sector 16 cricket stadium here today.

Players in action during a match between Chandigarh and Ropar in the Under-19 Inter-District Cricket Tournament for Dhruv Pandove Trophy at the Cricket Stadium, Sector 16, in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Premier Cricket League Final
Chennai Champions to take on Haryana Bulls
Panchkula, June 11
Chennai Champions and Haryana Bulls entered the final of the Premier Cricket League Tournament at Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium, Sector 3, here today. In the first semifinal, Chennai Champions defeated Punjab Warriors by 20 runs to book a bearth in the final of the tournament. After wining the toss, Chennai Champions elected to bat first and set the target of 145 runs.

ITBP clinch the tie-breaker
Chandigarh, June 11
ITBP defeated SGGS Academy, Sector 26, 5-4 in a tie-breaker in the first match of the Senior Chandigarh State Hockey Championship at the Hockey Stadium in Sector 18 here today.

Players of ITBP and SGGS Academy, Sector 26, in action at the Hockey Stadium, Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan


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