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Three young lives snuffed out
Fourth mishap victim battles for life at PGI
Mohali, June 18
Three students in their early twenties were killed in an accident involving a Maruti Zen and a Tata Sumo at the Chawla Nursing Home traffic junction separating Phases III-B-2 and VII in the wee hours here today.
The mangled remains of the Maruti Zen, which met with an accident at the Chawla Nursing Home traffic junction, resulting in the death of Jaswinder (top) and Ravi, in Mohali on Friday. The mangled remains of the Maruti Zen, which met with an accident at the Chawla Nursing Home traffic junction, resulting in the death of Jaswinder (top) and Ravi, in Mohali on Friday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

3 hurt as tree branch snaps
Chandigarh, June 18
Taking shelter under a tree to get some relief from the scorching heat cost dear to three persons here today. All of them, who could not be identified, suffered minor injuries when a branch of the tree in Sector 22 suddenly snapped and fell on them.

Group clash claims life
Two wounded seriously
Chandigarh, June 18
Tajinder Mattu Group rivalry claimed the life of a 21-year-old hotel management student and left two of his associates seriously wounded as a band of youths, allegedly armed with swords and baseball bats, attacked them at Sector 24 here last night.

Tajinder Mattu


UT sticks to its stand on land deals
Chandigarh, June 18
The reply filed by the UT administration to the questionnaire on the mega projects handed by the inquiry team appointed by the ministry of home affairs is set to spark off another war of words between the administration and its controlling union ministry.

Admn wakes up from slumber to ban ‘back-door entries’
Chandigarh, June 18
In a classic case of “too little, too late”, the UT administration has woken up from its slumber after seven long years to stop “back-door entries” in its departments on account of the current duty charge (CDC), but only to the extent of changing the nomenclature.


Demolition drive at Raipur Khurd
Policemen on duty at the demolition drive site at Raipur Khurd village on Friday.Chandigarh, June 18
The UT estate office conducted a demolition drive at Raipur Khurd village to vacate the land encroached by villagers adjoining the sewerage pipeline. According to the spokesman of the Encroachment Department, the drive was conducted under the supervision of SDM Abhishek Dev in the village.

Policemen on duty at the demolition drive site at Raipur Khurd village on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Chit Fund Case
Residents charge ASI with fraud
Panchkula, June 18
Residents of Surajpur and other areas around the periphery of the city today submitted a memorandum to the DGP, Vigilance, complaining against a local police officer for allegedly defrauding them in chit fund committees.

Students burn PEC mgmt effigy
Chandigarh, June 18
The Revolutionary Youth Association (RYA), a youth body formed by PEC students, today burnt an effigy of the PEC management in Shivalik Hostel, along with the mess workers’ union (PEC). The same was done at various district headquarters of Punjab, said members of the group.

Tree felling: Forest officials, cops under lens
Mohali, June 18
The role of forest officials and the police in the case of illicit felling of ‘khair’ trees in Bardhar village here has now come under the scanner.

PU student bodies set up new mobile help desks
Chandigarh, June 18
An objection on the duplication in allotment of help-desk to a student party was raised at the meeting of student leaders held at the Dean Student Welfare office today.

Woman suffers burns in stove burst
Chandigarh, June 18
Anu, a 19-year-old married woman, suffered severe burns after the stove on which she was cooking went up in flames at her residence in Mauli Jagran, here, this morning. She was reportedly filling kerosene in the burning stove.

Mock fire drill at Shastri Market
Chandigarh, June 18 To check the alertness and response of firefighting staff and condition of firefighting equipment, a mock fire drill was conducted today at Shastri Market located in Sector 22 by the Chandigarh fire and emergency department at 6.30 pm.


Class XI Admissions 
Subject-wise marks to break tie
Chandigarh, June 18
Putting an end to apprehensions that a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) tie would lead to utter confusion in the forthcoming government school class XI admissions, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has agreed to provide subject-wise marks to break the tie.

Teachers’ feedback system a toothless exercise
Chandigarh, June 18
The UT higher education department’s teachers’ feedback system, which has been extended from the government to private colleges, continues to be a toothless exercise.


PG diploma courses in journalism
Patiala, June 18
The department of journalism and mass communication, Punjabi University, Patiala, is starting the postgraduate diploma in broadcast journalism and postgraduate diploma in Punjabi journalism.

BECC book berth in final
Patiala, June 18
Fine batting by Navkaran Sharma (77) and a fine bowling spell by Baldev (three for 21) helped the Black Elephant Cricket Club (BECC) defeat the Amritsar Games Association (AGA) by three wickets in the CSF Cup played at the BECC ground. The BECC have booked berth in the final.

Man duped of Rs 7.5 lakh
Ambala, June 18
Vijay Goel, owner of a computer shop, lodged a complaint with the police that he was duped of Rs 7.5 lakh last evening.

Woman commits suicide
Rajpura, June 18
A newly wed woman committed suicide at Gaddapur village yesterday. The deceased, Bhupinder Kaur (24), was married to Harmanpreet Singh, a resident of Gaddapur village near Rajpura. The marriage was solemnised around nine months ago.

Woman gets 1-yr jail
Kalka, June18
In a decision pertaining to a cheque-bounce case, the Panchkula court today awarded a one-year sentence to Madhu Grover, along with a fine of Rs 1 lakh. 


Sixth accused held
Panchkula, June 18
The police has arrested the sixth accused Naveen, who is involved in the kidnapping of shopkeeper Mohan Lal of the Mansa Devi Complex area, here.


Dhruv Pandove Trophy
Saurav hammers century
Mohali, June 18
Mohali skipper Saurav Chopra hammered a well-settled ton off 298 balls against Jalandhar in the Punjab Inter-district U-19 Tournament for Dhruv Pandove Trophy in Jalandhar today.

5-wicket haul by Aditya
Panchkula, June 18
The Stepping Stones Cricket Academy (SSCA) defeated Coaching Centre, Panchkula, by seven wickets in the Stepping Stones Trophy Cricket Tournament today.

BBMB, Powergrid enter semis
Players in action during a kabaddi match at the Sports Complex, Sector 42, Chandigarh, on Friday.Panchkula, June 18
The Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB), Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (SJVNL), National Hydro Electric Power Corporation (NHPC) and host Power Grid have entered into the semifinals of the PSCB Inter-CPSU Kabaddi Tournament being held at the Sports Complex, Sector 42, here today.

Players in action during a kabaddi match at the Sports Complex, Sector 42, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Football Meet
Chandigarh trounce Manipur
Chandigarh, June 18
Whipping hat-trick by captain Gagandeep Singh against the Manipur team has put the Chandigarh team in the driver’s seat in the 47th Junior National Under-19 Football Championship for Dr BC Roy Trophy being held at the Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata.

Tennis tourney from today
Chandigarh, June 18
The Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association will organise AMUL-AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament for boys and girls in the U-14 and U-18 categories at the CLTA Complex and Lake Sport Complex from June 19.


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