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Pre-monsoon maladies on the rise
Cases of malaria, typhoid pour in
Chandigarh, June 25
Monsoon is round the corner and with the climate change, people, especially children are first to be affected by virus and water-borne diseases.Though the UT health department has declared June as the anti-malaria month, around a dozen cases have already been reported. 

Tree falling, not felling, now admn’s concern
Chandigarh, June 25
After routinely laying the blame on trees for disruption of power supply following dust storms and heavy rain, the UT administration appears to have finally realized the need to identify the reasons for trees being uprooted in inclement weather.

Man murdered, body hung from tree
Chandigarh, June 25
The body of an unidentified man in his mid-30s was found hanging from a tree in a green belt near the Iron Market in Sector 29-D here today.The police said they believed the victim was strangled to death by more then one person before his body was hung 14 feet high from a tree.

2 young lives snuffed out
Mohali, June 25
Two motorcycle-borne youngsters, Prince (20) and Kavish (12), were killed when they were run over by a multi-axle trailer on the busy Mohali-Landran road at Sohana here late this evening.This draft has been prepared on the basis of a report submitted to the civic body by an “expert” committee headed by retired Haryana chief engineer RK Trehan and comprising three MC and and UT administration officials. 


Tribune Impact
MC plans pipeline to divert sewage from N-Choe
Chandigarh, June 25
The municipal corporation has drafted a detailed Rs 5.5 crore plan to check the discharge of sewage and wastewater from all outlets into the city’s N-choe. Towards this end a sewerage pipeline is proposed to be laid to carry the waste to the existing sewerage treatment plant located at Diggian.


Salute to social vision of great warrior
Chandigarh, June 25
The Panj Pani Rangmanch staged yet another Punjabi religious spectacle tilted “Banda Singh Bahadur” on the second day of their ongoing festival of Sikh historical plays at the Randhawa Auditorium here today.

Rath Yatra on July 13
Chandigarh, June 25
The Utkal Sanskrutik Sangh is organising the Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balbhadra, Goddess Subhadra and Lord Sudrsan on July 13 at 12.30 pm.The venue for the commencement of the yatra would be Sri Jagannath Temple, Sector 31 D.

5 more pre-paid taxi booths soon
Chandigarh, June 25
The urban development department of the Chandigarh administration has decided to set up five more pre-paid taxi booths in different parts of the city.This move would help provide better facilities to tourists, especially foreigners, and make travelling hassle-free in the city.

UHBVN forms four-point programme
Panchkula, June 25
In view of frequent power cuts during the last few days, the UHBVN has formed a four-point programme to combat the situation.Stating this in a press conference held here today, executive engineer PK Goel informed that the nigam has decided to covert the open conductor into the aerial bunched cables, which would help in curtailing breakdowns caused by trees which fall on wires during storms.

Satirical play staged
Chandigarh, June 25
The NZCC presented the 350th show of a short play “Khuli Hawa ki Talaash Mein”, a popular production of the CEVA Drama company, at Kalagram here today.

Narrow escape for bus passengers
Panchkula, June 25
The passengers of a Jalandhar-bound Punjab Roadways bus had a narrow escape after its brakes failed today.The bus (PB-08-BD-6042) of the Jalandhar depot, which was coming from Shimla, had about 50 passengers on board. When the driver, Inderjit Singh, tried to apply the brakes to avoid a collision with another vehicle coming from opposite direction near Chuna Bhatian village near Chandimandir, he realized that the brakes had failed.

Section 144 imposed in Panchkula
Panchkula, June 25
In view of the forthcoming zila parishad elections, Panchkula District Magistrate Ashima Garg has imposed Section 144 of the CrPC, banning gathering of five or more persons and carrying of weapons in the district.

Process of sanctioning building plans streamlined
Mohali, June 25
The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has streamlined the process of sanctioning the building plans. To reduce harassment to the applicants, GMADA has decided that the building plans would be submitted on every Wednesday between 11 am and 11.30 am.

Potholes galore on national highway
Zirakpur, June 25
Deep potholes on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway leading to the Zirakpur flyover have become a nuisance for commuters.

Bansal, 12 others named non-official visitors
Chandigarh, June 25
The UT administration has appointed 13 prominent city residents, including minister for parliamentary affairs and water resources Pawan Kumar Bansal, as non-official visitors to the Model Jail in Burail village here.

Protest against MEA
Passport body members shave heads
Chandigarh, June 25
Protesting against the alleged unfair treatment at the hands of the ministry of external affairs, five members of All-India Passport Employees’ Association (group B and C personnel) got their heads tonsured here today.

Vehicles queue up at a petrol station in Chandigarh on Friday.Fuel Price Hike
Residents feel the pinch
Chandigarh, June 25
Serpentine queues at filling stations, throughout the day today, was indicative of the nasty pinch that consumers have been inflicted upon by the government, yet again.

Vehicles queue up at a petrol station in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Bank opens new branch
Chandigarh, June 25
Allahabad Bank, currently in its 146th year of operation, has opened its new branch in Sector 17B. The branch was inaugurated by Sumita Mishra, director, Hareda.

CHB’s Sec-49 Self-financing Scheme
After delayed possession, it’s missing amenities
Chandigarh, June 25
Even seven months after handing over the possession of flats, the Chandigarh Housing Board continues to penalise the allottees of self-financing scheme in Sector 49 with civic amenities still remaining a far cry.


Few takers for MA courses at PU
Chandigarh, June 25
The number of applicants for Panjab University’s conventional postgraduate courses in various arts disciplines has been steadily declining in recent years. The estimated number of applications received till now this year by various PU departments are much less than those in 2009.

Over 9,000 forms submitted at government schools
Chandigarh, June 25
Aspiring candidates for class XI fill the admission forms at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23, Chandigarh on Friday. Nearly 9,685 applications were submitted on the last day for the centralised admission to Class XI at UT government schools. For admission to nearly 11,000 seats at government schools, the same number of forms were purchased earlier from five authorised centres in the city.

Aspiring candidates for class XI fill the admission forms at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23, Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Govt Colleges
1,058 applications for BBA
Chandigarh, June 25
A total of 1,058 applications for the Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) course and 1,509 for the Bachelors of Computer Applications (BCA) course have been received for the admission to UT government colleges.

Interview date
Chandigarh, June 25
The date of interview for admission to the first year of two-year integrated course of Masters of Library and Information Science is July 7 at 10 am in the department of library and information science, Arts Block No. IV, PU. — TNS


Sunny club win by 6 runs
Patiala, June 25
Sunny Cricket Club, Bathinda, defeated Black Elephant Cricket Club, Patiala, by six runs in a close-fought match during the five match limited over series, which concluded on BECC ground today. The match was reduced from 35 to 20 overs due to rains.

Fatehgarh Sahib master plan
132 villages to be included
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 25
The district administration has decided to prepare a master plan for Fatehgarh Sahib in view of future demands of the historical city.A 16-member committee was constituted under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Yashvir Mahajan and its first meeting was held today.

Five hurt in road mishap
Bassi Pathana, June 25
Five members of a family travelling in a Maruti car were seriously injured in an accident today when their car had a head-on collision with a tipper carrying earth on the Morinda-Chunni road.

Changar area gets Rs 8.31-cr grant
Ropar, June 25
The Punjab government has released Rs 8.31 crores for 26 villages in the Changar area of Ropar. These villages are bereft of basic facilities for the past many decades.

Kalka to get more transformers
Kalka, June 25
To improve the electricity supply here, the department of the UHBVN, Kalka, is going to install new transformers soon. Informing this Pritam Singh, SDO of the UHBVN, Kalka, said the department has planned to install some more additional transformers in the area.


HC yet to act on students’ plea on Bar examination
Chandigarh, June 25
The Punjab and Haryana High Court is yet to take coginsance of a petition filed by students of Panjab University for quashing the decision of theBar Council of India to hold the Bar examination.


2 held for robbery
Chandigarh, June 25
Four persons robbed a man of Rs 6,000 after assaulting him near IT Park last night.Rinku, a resident of Kishangarh village, reported to the police alleging that four persons had assaulted and robbed him of Rs 6,000 near IT park on Thursday night.


Suraj pockets U-18 title
Ashima Garg of the Chandigarh Club Tennis Academy stretches to return a shot against Bhavya Wadawan of the CLTA during the final match of AITA series in Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Friday. Chandigarh, June 25
Fifth seeded Suraj Beniwal defeated fourth seeded Nischay Rawal in straight sets by 6-2, 6-2 to lift the boys’ singles (under-18) title in the final of Amul-AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament being held at the CLTA courts, Sector 10, here.

Ashima Garg of the Chandigarh Club Tennis Academy stretches to return a shot against Bhavya Wadawan of the CLTA during the final match of AITA series in Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

C’wealth Games Baton March
Sensing threat, cops in action mode
Chandigarh, June 25
In the wake of intelligence inputs of the threat perception of a terrorist attack to disrupt the march of the Commonwealth Games baton, which is scheduled to arrive in the city on July 4, the Chandigarh police has taken measures to strengthen its security network in Sector 17.

Revival of unused playgrounds in city
Cricket enthusiast game for it
Budding cricketers practise at the playground of GMSSS, Sector 26.Chandigarh, June 25
After having set an example by creating a national-level cricket ground on a wasteland in Sector 26, Deepinder Singh, a sports enthusiast, has offered the UT administration to take over poorly maintained or unused playgrounds in the other parts of the city.

Budding cricketers practise at the playground of GMSSS, Sector 26. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Five-wicket haul by Nikhil
Chandigarh, June 25
DMW, Patiala, thrashed APJ, Kharar, in the final match of Harpal Singh Memorial (U-15) Cricket Tournament at Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium, Sector 3, Panchkula, today.

Hot Weather Cricket
City manage second win on the trot
Chandigarh, June 25
Chandigarh registered their second win against Himachal Pradesh in the Youth Cricket Council League (U-15) Hot Weather T-20 Tournament at Sector 40 here today.Chandigarh got better of their opponents by two runs.

Cheema second in Aussie golf event
Chandigarh, June 25
Jagdeep Singh Cheema of Chandigarh finished second in the stroke-play event of the Baisakhi Golf Open Championship played on the Riverside PGA golf course in Sydney last week.


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