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‘Cashless’ child delivery in slum areas mooted
Chandigarh, June 22
With the aim to promote institutional childbirth delivery in slums, the UT administration has proposed a scheme, called ‘Aanchal’, under public-private partnership in which a pregnant woman can have a “cashless” delivery at certain private nursing homes adjoining the city’s slums and underserved areas identified by officials.

3 booked for forging documents
Chandigarh, June 22
The police has booked a Moga resident, along with two local property dealers, for selling a showroom belonging to a man who had died, for Rs 1.67 crore by forging documents. The complainant, a resident of Panchkula, had also accused the Moga resident of pointing his revolver on him when he asked the latter to return the earnest amount of Rs 35 lakh after coming to know about the fraud.

5 die in head-on collision
Panchkula, June 22
The mangled of the Maruti Omni at the Panchkula-Barbala road on Tuesday Five people were lost their lives in a road accident near the Ramgarh Fort after a Maruti Omni van collided head-on with a pickup truck on the Panchkula-Barwala road (NH 73).

The mangled of the Maruti Omni at the Panchkula-Barbala road on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph


Rumours of terror attack triggers panic in Burail village
Security personnel outside Shalimar hotel in Burail village on TuesdayChandigarh, June 22
Rumours of a “terrorist attack” at Shalimar hotel located in the densely populated area of Burail village here trigged panic late tonight with the residents claiming that they had seen armed youths riding on motorbikes coming from the hotel side. A posse of armed personnel of the Chandigarh police, including its various wings and a CRPF team, reached the spot and cordoned off the area within minutes.

Security personnel outside Shalimar hotel in Burail village on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu


Light rain, dust storm cool down city
Chandigarh, June 22
A dust storm accompanied by light rain and a minor hailstorm brought much-needed relief to residents this afternoon from the sizzling temperatures and humidity under which the city had been reeling during the past ten days.

Strong winds claim life, damage property
A truck hangs precariously from a guardrail of a railway overbridge at Dera Bassi on TuesdayMohali/Zirakpur/Dera Bassi, June 22
Strong winds disrupted the normal life and caused damage to property in Dera Bassi. Besides, the hailstorm also affected the area and caused loss to the vegetable crop. According to information, a person was killed due to wall collapse during the hailstorm.

A truck hangs precariously from a guardrail of a railway overbridge at Dera Bassi on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Protest at GMSH
Chandigarh, June 22
At least 100 contractual employees of the Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, suspended work from 7 am to 10 am on Tuesday in protest against the delay in payment of salaries for this month.

Wild cat scare creates panic
Zirakpur, June 22
Panic gripped among the residents of villages living around Chhatbir with a rumor of a wild cat being spotted near the Shatabgarh village. In a bid to inform all residents about the wild cat, the people started making announcements through loudspeakers of local gurdwaras.

5-hr power cut in P’kula
Panchkula, June 22
Power cuts continue to annoy residents for the second day today as most of the sectors remained without electricity for over five hours. The water supply was also affected as the feeder did not get the required power.

Consumer Forum
Principal, son get jail term for cheating
Chandigarh, June 22
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum today sentenced Des Raj Rana, principal, Institute of Para Medical Sciences, Sector 38, and his son Ajay Rana to two-year imprisonment for not paying Rs 50,000, along with refund of fee, to complainants.

Residents protest against police
Post-arrests, stolen items not recovered
Chandigarh, June 22
Residents of Maloya village staged a protest in front of the police post in their area, accusing the police of not recovering stolen items from three persons arrested in a theft case.

Only words, no work
MC officials give assurance to councillors from villages and slums
Chandigarh, June 22
Municipal corporation (MC) officials have again given a ‘lollipop’ to councillors from MC villages and slums, saying their pending development works will be taken on a priority basis.

PGI admn’s attitude flayed
Chandigarh, June 22
The PGI Employees Union has condemned the unreasonable delay in release of liveries like soap and oil to Group C and D employees of the institute like sanitation attendants, hospital attendants, security guards and helpers.

CITCO won’t renew privilege cards
Chandigarh, June 22
The board of directors of the Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Corporation (CITCO) today decided against the renewal of privilege cards issued earlier, which enabled a cardholder to a limited discount on food and room tariffs at CITCO hotels.

45-year old found dead
Chandigarh, June 22
Ajit Kumar, a 45-year-old resident of Palsora village working with PUDA, was found dead near a liquor vend at Sector 56 here today.

Badal okays industrial mega park project
Mohali, June 22
After Aerocity urban estate, Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) would set up a 1,500-acre mega industrial park to the east of Mohali city. The park would be located near the area acquired for the Aerocity project and would basically cater to the needs of the upcoming international airport. A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting chaired by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at Chandigarh. The CM also gave in principle approval to launch local bus service within Mohali.

Simulators to hone shooting skills of airmen
Chandigarh, June 22
In order to hone marksmanship skills of its personnel, the IAF is turning to firearms-training simulators. Termed Interactive Firearms Training Simulators (IFATS), these would offer a cost-effective, flexible and broad-based training means to IAF personnel, especially those associated with security and guard duties.


Fee Hike
Parents feel the heat
Chandigarh, June 22
Parents of the students enrolled in aided and non-aided private colleges in UT are now facing the heat due to the increased fee in the colleges. Paying close to Rs 10,000 more this year for courses like Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) in the private colleges is taking a toll on the parents’ pocket.

PU lacks coordination with colleges
Chandigarh, June 22
The “reaction time” taken by Panjab University in matters concerning its affiliated colleges appears to be increasing with each passing day.

PU help desk fails to take off
Chandigarh, June 22
Volunteers of a student organisation help students seeking information about various courses in the university at a help desk in Chandigarh on Tuesday The much-hyped Panjab University help desk, which was to be set up among the help desks of student organisations, failed to take off today. However, the general enquiry counter of the university at the Aruna Ranjit Chandra Hall continued to be functional. An initiative of the PU authorities to involve research scholars for managing the official help desk was aimed at preventing any untoward incident between rival parties.
Volunteers of a student organisation help students seeking information about various courses in the university at a help desk in Chandigarh on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Student leaders of 7 districts meet
Patiala, June 22
The two-day annual convention of the Student Organisation of India (SOI) under the leadership of state president Gurpreet Singh Raju Khanna began at the Circuit House, Patiala, today amidst a large number of student leaders of the organisation. On the first day, the student leaders of seven districts attended the meeting and discussed various works done by the organisation in the previous year.


Body of woman identified
Kharar, June 22
The badly mutilated body of a woman, found near Bar Majra village in Balongi area of Kharar yesterday, has been identified by the police.

Experts dwell on measures to fight drug addiction
Dera Bassi, June 22
Punjab Police personnel, local government authorities and Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology (SSIET) held a seminar to fight the menace of drug addiction.

Development works get a go-ahead
Bassi Pathana, June 22
Development works were given a go-ahead at the monthly meeting of  the municipal councillors here today.

Drug peddler arrested
Bassi Pathana, June 22
The police unearthed a gang involved in the sale of drugs and intoxicants in the town and surrounding areas with the arrest of the kingpin of a drug peddlers’ gang.


Removal of Beant case judge’s Z-security under HC scanner
Chandigarh, June 22
The Chandigarh Administration’s action of withdrawing “Z” security cover from Beant Singh case judge RS Sondhi has come under the Punjab and Haryana High Court’s scanner.
Acting on his representation forwarded to the high court on the administrative side, the vacation Bench of Justice Hemant Gupta today issued notice to the UT Administration, along with the states of Punjab and Haryana.


2 more murder suspects held
Mohali, June 22
In the murder case of the income tax department employee, Varinder Saini, alias Goldy, all seven suspects have been arrested by the Mohali police.

Man held for trespass
Chandigarh, June 22
A resident of Hallo Majra accused a caretaker of an industrial plot of allegedly taking illegal possession of the premises that the former had taken on rent.


AITA Talent Series
Param upsets fifth seed Paramvir
Chandigarh, June 22
CLTA trainee Param Pun upset fifth seed Paramvir Singh Bajwa in a three-hour-long match on the third day of the AMUL-AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament held at CLTA, Sector 10, here today. The day saw some tough competitions.


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