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City turning into education hub
Private hostels answer to PG menace?
Chandigarh, June 12
With the emergence of the city as the education hub and nearly one lakh students from all over the region coming to study here, the demand for private hostels in gaining grounds to keep a check on the mushrooming of unauthorised paying guest (PG) accommodations. In fact, this was the one of the issues highlighted in a memorandum submitted to the Punjab Governor and UT Administrator by PC Sanghi, chairman, Federation of Sector Welfare Associations (FOSWAC) when the Administrator’s Advisory Council met.

UT goofs on Strawberry Fields, yet again
Chandigarh, June 12
In a major goof-up, the Chandigarh Administration has initiated eviction proceedings against Strawberry Fields School, Sector 24, wrongly in the name of the action against the International Nehru Centre that is in the same sector.


Nari Niketan Rape Case
No proof of victim’s mental age: Counsel
Chandigarh, June 12
There is no mention of the mental age of the mentally challenged rape victim in the Nari Niketan rape case. This was stated by the counsel for one of the advocate’s of the accused AS Chahal.

Chickens tortured to death!
CIA lodges case against abattoir owner
Mohali, June 12
In an unusual decision, the Crime Investigating Agency (CIA), which is otherwise known for its unconventional method of conducting interrogations, has registered a case under the Cruelty to Animals Act 1960 against a Chandigarh resident.


Hot, humid days ahead
Chandigarh, June 12
After heavy rain early this week that provided a much-needed relief from the heatwave conditions, the city residents have once again started reeling under sultry conditions. The humidity levels which oscillated between 47-19 per cent after the recent heavy rains, rose sharply to 63-28 per cent, said a Met official. Mercury was on the rise ending a brief spell of pleasant weather following rains, he added.

Come December, city airport to go international
Work in progress on the terminal building of the Chandigarh airportChandigarh, June 12
The Chandigarh airport will soon have a look that will meet international parameters as the ongoing construction activity for its upgradation is likely to be finished by December-end. Confirming this, Suneel Dutt, director, Chandigarh airport, said that expansion work was in full swing and it would be completed by the year-end.

Work in progress on the terminal building of the Chandigarh airport. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Punjabi edition of ‘Bandhan’ released
Chandigarh, June 12
Eminent litterateurs, scholars, scribes of the city participated in the release ceremony of the Punjabi edition of author Manoj Singh’s three editions old Hindi novel “Bandhan” at the Chandigarh Press Club here today.

People distribute sweetened water at the district courts complex in Patiala on Saturday
People distribute sweetened water at the district courts complex in Patiala on Saturday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Man crushed to death
Panchkula, June 12
An unidentified person was crushed to death after he came under the Paschim Express near the Sector-19 rail level crossing point this afternoon.

89 staff nurses given appointment letters
Mohali, June 12
As many as 89 staff nurses appointed recently were given appointment letters by Punjab health minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla at a function held on the premises of Punjab Health Systems Corporation.

Garbage plant bags 2nd position
Chandigarh, June 12
Chandigarh Municipal Corporation’s garbage processing plant at Dadu Majra, set up in collaboration with Jaypee company, bagged the second position in the award of excellence for the best solid waste management plant in the country.

Students queue up during a placement drive at Kharar on Saturday
Students queue up during a placement drive at Kharar on Saturday. Tribune photo: Megha Mann

IT dept serves another notice on CHB
Chandigarh, June 12
The income tax department has slapped another notice on the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) to cough up over Rs 300 crore as the income tax on the amount it received from the deal with realtor Parsavnath.

Back to light
Maintenance of streetlights to go on contract
Panchkula, June 12
Residents have heaved a sigh of relief as the district administration has decided to go ahead with the allotment on maintenance of streetlights to contractors from next week.

Woman hanged herself to death: Report
Mohali, June 12
Twentyone-year-old woman, Sarita, who was found hanging under mysterious circumstances at the Punjab water supply and sewerage complex’s quarter in the Industrial Area, Phase I, here on June 8 died of hanging.

Two more child workers freed
Mohali, June 12
Officials of the labour department today rescued two more children under the age of 14, taking the total number of children rescued so far to 16. They were working at a tavern near Phase XI here. They were handed over to their parents. The owner of the tavern managed to escape.

Northern Railway eyes 20 pc rise in income
Chandigarh, June 12
The Ambala division of Northern Railway is eyeing a 20 per cent jump in its total income to Rs 1,800 crore this fiscal by transporting food grain, following bumper output of wheat and expected good yield of rice from Punjab. “We anticipate a 20 per cent jump in our total income in the current fiscal, which will mainly be coming from freight collection, for transporting food grain, including wheat and rice, from Punjab to other states,” GM Singh, senior divisional commercial manager, Northern Railway, Ambala division, said here on Thursday.


Soft skill mgmt integrated into curriculum
Chandigarh, June 12
To make regular college courses more job oriented, the UT higher education department has decided to make soft skill management an integral part of the curriculum from this academic year.

Class XI admission in govt schools
Last year’s cut-off to be posted on web
Chandigarh, June 12
To assist students on deciding a preference list for online counselling for class XI admissions in government schools, the UT education department will provide them with the last year’s cut-offs of each school.

Implement quota policy for OBCs: Forum
Chandigarh, June 12
The Chandigarh chapter of Other Backward Classes (OBC) Forum submitted a representation to PU Vice-Chancellor RC Sobti on Thursday demanding implementation of reservation for OBCs in the recruitment of teaching/non-teaching posts in PU.

PU Honours school losing sheen
Chandigarh, June 12
An emerging trend of students dropping out of Panjab University’s five-year integrated Honours programme (integrated BSc and MSc degree), offered by most science departments, calls for serious introspection by the university.

5,200 students attend placement drive
Kharar, June 12
Around 5,200 students attended a joint placement drive by the IBM Technologies at Rayat-Bahra Institute of Bio-technology here today. Gurvinder Singh Bahra, group chairman, said students of 2009-10 batches of BE, BTech (CSE, IT, ECE, EE, EIE), MCA and MTech from all over the region participated in the drive.


1 booked for using fake registration number
Chandigarh, June 12
The Chandigarh Police has booked Gurpreet Singh alias Geja, a resident of Patiala, for using fake registration number on his car.

Three booked for abducting minor
Mohali, June 12
The police has booked a brick-kiln owner, munshi and sweeper, following directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, on the charge of abducting a seven-year-old girl.

Truck catches fire
Zirakpur, June 12
A truck carrying plastic chairs caught fire at Phabat godown area here this afternoon. A police official stated that truck driver Arvind Kumar, a resident of Alwar, Rajasthan, said he had come from Rajasthan to deliver the stock of plastic chairs at Zirakpur. The moving truck suddenly touched the electric wires and caught fire, the police added.


Dhruv Pandove Trophy
Chandigarh get better of Ropar
Players in action during a match between Chandigarh and Ropar at the Sector-16 Cricket Stadium in Chandigarh on SaturdayChandigarh, June 12
Chandigarh team won the match against Ropar on the basis of their first innings lead to move into the third round of the Under-19 Inter-District Cricket Tournament for Dhruv Pandove Trophy at the Cricket Stadium, Sector 16, here today.

Players in action during a match between Chandigarh and Ropar at the Sector-16 Cricket Stadium in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Local lad makes it to Mohun Bagan
Chandigarh, June 12
Local lad Rahul Kumar is on cloud nine for he has made it to the country’s most prestigious football club, Mohun Bagan.
Rahul, a defender, has signed a year’s contract for Rs 15 lakh with the Kolkata club. Rahul has represented Chandigarh six times in national tournaments. He has also represented Punjab and Maharashtra in Santosh Trophy. Before joining Mohun Bagan, Rahul had been associated with Pune Football Club for three years.

CISF, 3BRD storm into final
Players in action during the Senior Chandigarh State Hockey Championship in Sector 18, Chandigarh, on SatrudayPanchkula, June 12
CISF and 3BRD Air Force are set to clash in the final of the Senior Chandigarh State Hockey Championship to be held at the Hockey Stadium, Sector 18, on June 13.
In the first semifinal between ITBP and 3BRD Air Force, both teams displayed brilliant stickwork and tried to attack their opponents. However, they failed to score and the match remained goalless till the end of the first half.

Players in action during the Senior Chandigarh State Hockey Championship in Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Satruday. Photo: Nitin Mittal

Tug-of-War meet kicks off
Patiala, June 12
The 23rd Senior National Tug-of-War (Men) Championship began at Punjabi University Sports Complex today.

Premier Cricket League
Chennai Champions live up to their name
Panchkula, June 12
Chennai Champions lifted the trophy of Premier Cricket League, thrashing the host team Haryana Bulls by nine wickets at Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium, Sector 3, here today.

Multipurpose lift DMW Cup
Patiala, June 12
Multipurpose, Patiala, defeated DMW, Patiala, by 11 runs in the final of the U-16 DMW Cricket Cup at DMW Cricket Ground here yesterday.


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