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MC to get primary healthcare
Also set to take charge of primary education
Chandigarh, June 23
In an important development, the municipal corporation (MC) is all set to take charge of primary healthcare and primary education in the union territory, which are currently under the charge of the Chandigarh administration.

Farmers strike gold by ‘selling’ plots at premium
Mohali, June 23
It’s raining moolah for farmers in the city’s periphery. And the cash is not flowing in from the huge Rs 1.50 crore an acre compensation paid by the Punjab government for land acquired for the Aerocity project, but from “deals” struck by enterprising farmers who have sold out residential and commercial plots earmarked for them under the land pooling scheme.

From trauma at home to life of poise
Chandigarh, June 23
Raped by her biological father, when she was a minor, Raadhika (name changed) has left the black days of trauma behind and has emerged as an achiever. The tormenting incident had shaken this 16-year-old girl. Three years after her father was booked, by the local police, today she is completely transformed.


Tuesday’s Storm
Power pangs persist
Chandigarh, June 23
The half-hour storm yesterday exposed the ill-preparedness of the UT’s Electricity Department to tackle such situations, with parts of the city plunging into darkness last night. The pre-monsoon showers, preceded by a dust storm and gusty winds, threw life out of gear in the city, disrupting power supply last night.

Panchkula no different
Panchkula, June 23
Residents in some parts of the city had to remain without power here last night. The power went off in various sectors, including Sectors 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 17, and 20. The residents claimed that though the power supply was restored in the morning, but it remained inconsistent throughout the day.


Commonwealth Games
Postal Dept jittery over stamp launch
Chandigarh, June 23
Preparations for launching a postal stamp on Friday when the Queen’s Baton Relay of the Commonwealth Games will enter India from Pakistan through the Attari border, has left officials of the Postal Department perspiring.

MC ill-prepared for monsoon
Chandigarh, June 23
Is the city really prepared for monsoon, which is expected to reach the region by the first week of next month? The pre-monsoon showers recently, little rain with thunder, exposed the preparedness of the Chandigarh municipal corporation, which claimed to have made all arrangements a month prior the arrival of monsoon.

A puddle on a road near the bus stand at Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Re-employment of doctor
Admn shoots down GMCH move
Chandigarh, June 23
The personnel department of the Chandigarh administration has turned down the proposal of the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, authorities to re-employ the former head of the anatomy department, Dr Balbir Singh, who retired on April 30.

Spiritual sanctity pervades Tagore Theatre
Chandigarh, June 23
Spiritual sanctity pervaded the Tagore Theatre as devout audience savoured a slice of the life history and teachings of spiritual saint Shri Shirdi Sai Baba in a light, sound and drama spectacle here today. Weaved in a mythological mould, the production veritably titled “Kar lo dukhon ka ant hey mere Sai” presented under the aegis of Shirdi Sai Arpan Cultural Society, Chandigarh, kept the audience in rapt attention.

The mythological epic ‘Kar lo dukhon ka ant hey mere Sai’ at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Protest bears fruit, admn clears rainwater
Panchkula, June 23
Piqued over the indifferent attitude of the district administration, residents of Sector 15 blocked a road near the Amartex chowk here today.

Stamp vendors’ exam deferred
Conflicting versions leave aspirants confused
Mohali, June 23
An examination scheduled by the district administration for the selection of stamp vendors was ‘cancelled’ at the last minute causing harassment to all those who had come to appear in it from far off places in the scorching heat.

A candidate looks at the notice outside Shivalik Public School at Phase VI in Mohali on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Distribution of water
Irate residents ‘manhandle’ woman councillor
Zirakpur, June 23
High drama prevailed outside the house of ward number 1 municipal councillor over distribution of water here late last night. More than 30 residents of Anand Vihar from ward number 13 raised slogans against the councillor and her husband for not giving them keys of a tubewell set up at Ramlila ground, Baltana.

Medical supdt repatriated
Chandigarh, June 23
Dr Rajiv Vadera took over the temporary charge of the new medical superintendent of Government Multi Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, yesterday following the repatriation of Dr NK Arora to his parent state, Haryana. Dr Arora, who has been promoted, will take over as director rehabilitation (SAKET).

Cycle patrol cops’ new mantra
Chandigarh, June 23
In a bid to improve basic policing, the SHO of the Industrial Area police station has given bicycles to beat staff for patrolling in their respective areas.


Students in a fix over separate marksheets
Mohali, June 23
Two “separate” marksheets for the subject of drawing and painting of certain Class XII students of the Punjab School Education Board has adversely affected their chances of admission to higher classes.

Students with their marksheets of the Punjab School Education Board in Mohali on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

PU Notes
MET results declared
Chandigarh: MET-2010 results have been declared. The results are available on the UIAMS website www.uiams.puchd.ac.in as well as on the UIAMS notice board. According to PK Sharma, chief coordinator, UIAMS, counselling letters have been dispatched. The counselling is scheduled for June 28 and 30, 2010, at UIAMS from 9 am onwards.

PU: Re-evaluation requests scale new peak
Chandigarh, June 23
Panjab University’s re-evaluation branch has received an unprecedented number of requests for re-evaluation of answer sheets this year. The situation is worse in the case of all subjects of BCA (I) and BA LLB integrated course (all semesters, particularly first and 10th semester). Among the subjects in particular, the request for re-evaluating mathematics answer sheets is the maximum this time.

Help Desks at PU
Related queries pour in on Day 1
Chandigarh, June 23
With parents enquiring about the re-evaluation process instead of queries related to admissions at the help desks set up on the Panjab University campus, members of various student organisations are facing a peculiar situation.


Dhruv Pandove Trophy
Jagrit, Gurkirat wreck Patiala
Patiala, June 23
The four-day final of the Under-19 Dhruv Pandove Trophy got underway at the Burtlon Park, Jalandhar, between Jalandhar and Patiala today. Winning the toss and electing to bat first, Patiala were bundled out for 176 runs in 66.5 overs. The wrecker in chief was the duo of off spinners, Jagrit Singh and Gurkirat Singh, who accounted for all 10 wickets.

Bal Niketen school lick dust
Chandigarh, June 23 
Nav Bal Niketen School, Chandigarh, lost to Zirakpur School by eight wickets in the U-17 UT Cricket Tournament at Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 27, here today.

BECC drub Sunny Cricket Club
Patiala, June 23
The Black Elephant Cricket Club (BECC), Patiala, defeated Sunny Cricket Club, Bathinda, by eight wickets in a five limited over match series and is leading 1-0 after the first match, which concluded at the Railway Ground, Bathinda, today.


Derogatory Remarks
Notice to Babbu Mann
Chandigarh, June 23
A local court today issued a notice to Punjabi singer Babbu Mann on a complaint filed by Arvind Thakur, a lawyer, for using derogatory remarks against freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai. The court of Additional Civil Judge JS Sidhu issued the notice to the singer for July 20.


Nine held for assault in separate incidents at Burail
Chandigarh, June 23
The assorted bunch of toughs who kept the city police on its toes last night during two separate incidents of assault that occurred in and around Burail village turned out be hooligans, not “terrorists”.

Two injured in road mishap
Zirakpur, June 23
Two persons were injured in a head-on collision between a car and a crane near AKM Place on the Zirkapur-Patiala highway here late last night.

Couple booked for fraud
Chandigarh, June 23
The police booked a city-based couple and a Panchkula resident on charges of duping a man of Rs 3.25 lakh on the pretext of sending him abroad.


Udayan makes it to semis
Chandigarh, June 23
Punjab’s Udayan Bhaskar outclassed top seed Dalwinder Singh of Punjab 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (2) to move into the semifinal round in the U-14 age group (boys) of the Amul-AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament at CLTA courts, Sector 10, here today.

Ashima Garg plays a shot during a match at the CLTA Complex, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan.

4-wicket win for Satluj academy
Panchkula, June 23
Satluj Cricket Academy beat Greenfield Public School, Mohali, by four wickets in the league match of First Harpal Singh Memorial (U-15) Cricket Tournament being held at Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Sector 3, here today. Batting first, Greenfield were all out on 127 in 28.4 overs. Sukdeep was the highest scorer with 21 runs.

Bengal halt Chandigarh in their tracks
Chandigarh, June 23
Putting an ending to the winning spree of Chandigarh team, hosts West Bengal registered a 2-1 win over the visitors in the final league match of Group B in the quarterfinal round of the 47th junior national for Dr BC Roy Trophy at Kolkata yesterday.



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