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Eminent sportspersons to carry Queen’s Baton
Chandigarh, July 2
July 3, 2010, will be a landmark in the sporting history of Chandigarh. For the first time people will get an opportunity to welcome Queen’s Baton Relay, one of the great traditions of the Commonwealth Games, in a grand manner at Cricket Stadium, Sector 16 here, tomorrow evening. The presence of the 14 city-based illustrious sportspersons like Flying Sikh Milkha Singh, ICC Cricketer of the Millennium Kapil Dev and the lone Olympic gold medallist (individual) Abhinav Bindra at the function would further add colours to it.




Gangsters engage cops in gunfight
Chandigarh, July 2
The tall claims of the Chandigarh police about the tight security arrangements made ahead of the official function to welcome Queen’s Baton Relay tomorrow have gone for a toss. In an incident that has put a question mark on the security scenario, three “wanted” members of an organised criminal gang from Ambala fought a gun battle with the Haryana police for over 15 minutes on the city’s streets at about 1:30 pm today.

Brawl at PU

Land Acquisition Case
Babla demands CBI probe

Chandigarh, July 2 In the backdrop of booking of former Additional Deputy Commissioner to the Punjab Governor, Maj Nirvikar Singh by the CBI in the disproportionate assets case, Congress councillor of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation Devinder Singh Babla today demanded a CBI inquiry into the land acquisition for mega projects.

College cutoffs soar, 84% at GGDSD
Chandigarh, July 2
The “excellent” class XII results have finally had their impact on college cutoffs, which registered a whopping, increase of around 5 percent as compared to the previous year. With about 400 students having secured well above 90 percent in class XII the requisite merit for various courses has gone up, leaving average scorers a disappointed lot.


Commonwealth Express reaches city
Visitors have a look at the stadium’s design.Chandigarh, July 2
Aimed at spreading awareness about the information technology, and promoting the Commonwealth Games 2010, the special exhibition train - The Commonwealth Express -reached the city railway station today.

Focus on IT, not games

Visitors have a look at the stadium’s design. Tribune photos: S. Chandan

Delay in Work
UT may act against Wipro
Chandigarh, July 2
After serving notices to non-IT firms in Rajiv Gandhi Information Technology Park, the UT estate office may soon be initiating resumption proceedings against the IT giant, Wipro, for not starting any construction work on a plot allotted to it since 2006.

Auto-rickshaw drivers hold up traffic
Auto-rickshaw drivers protest against the STA’s challan drive in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Friday.Chandigarh, July 2
Up in arms against the challan drive, members of the auto-rickshaw drivers union held up traffic on the road dividing Sectors 22 and 23 near Kisan Bhawan here today.

Auto-rickshaw drivers protest against the STA’s challan drive in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Bansal writes to Badal
Seeks release of water to city from Phases V, VI of Kajauli water scheme
Chandigarh, July 2
Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and Water Resources Pawan Kumar Bansal today wrote a letter to Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal regarding the release of water to Chandigarh from Phases V and VI of Kajauli water scheme.

A JCB machine of the Ambala Cantonment MC demolishes a project in an unauthorised colony in Dalipgarh on Friday.
A JCB machine of the Ambala Cantonment MC demolishes a project in an unauthorised colony in Dalipgarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Dev Dutt Sharma

Aerocity Reservation for Riot Victims
GMADA invites applications for 200 plots
Mohali, July 2
The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has decided to invite applications for 200 plots reserved for riot victims at Aerocity once the existing scheme closes on July 6.

Boy falls in pit, dies Simpal Sakalani
Chandigarh, July 2
Seven-year-old Gautam died at the PGI today after struggling for life. Gautam, who lives in Dadumajra, was admitted to the hospital after he fell into a pit near his house and sustained serious injuries in abdomen. He was playing with his friends at the time of the incident.

A salute to women’s spirit
Members of the Chandigarh Senior Citizens’ Association enjoy a function at Guru Nanak Auditorium, Sector 37-B, Chandigarh, on Friday.Chandigarh, July 2
“The immense and meaningful contribution to the resurrection of an ideal society by uplifting the moral and social values by alert and active senior citizens has virtually changed the old definition of a retired person today,” observed Mayor Anu Chatrath at a special cultural programme titled “Naari Tujhe Salaam-by the women and for the women”.

Members of the Chandigarh Senior Citizens’ Association enjoy a function at Guru Nanak Auditorium, Sector 37-B, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Govt School Micro Escorts
Transporters demand 25 pc hike in bus fare
Chandigarh, July 2
The recent hike in fuel prices is all set to take its toll on hundreds of government schools’ students with transporters demanding 25 per cent hike in the bus fare of the government schools micro escorts.

Hostel Admission
SOPU submits memo
Highlights problems faced by students in acquiring forms
Chandigarh, July 2
The Student Organisation of Panjab University (SOPU) today submitted a memorandum to the Panjab University authorities highlighting the problems faced by the students in acquiring hostel admission forms.


Dental college affiliation issue
PU tells students not to panic
Chandigarh, July 2
In the ongoing case of affiliation hitch being faced by Panjab University’s Institute of Dental Sciences, the PU authorities have told the students enrolled as well as those aspiring to enter the dental college not to panic.

PUTA Meeting
Committee to study new UGC regulations
Chandigarh, July 2
In an emergency executive body meeting, the Panjab University Teachers’ Association (PUTA) today decided to constitute a committee of senior professors to study the new University Grants Commission (UGC) regulations.

PU Notes


Residents up in arms against builder
A heap of garbage inside a flat at the Chandigarh Apartments in Dera Bassi on Friday. Dera Bassi, July 2
Residents of Chandigarh Apartments today held a protest its builder for not providing basic amenities since 2003.
They pasted a banner at the entry gate to mark a protest that they had been waiting for basic amenities like drinking water, sewerage, drains, roads, streetlights and community hall since 2003 but nothing was done by management of the Chandigarh Apartments till now.

A heap of garbage inside a flat at the Chandigarh Apartments in Dera Bassi on Friday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

2 held for stealing cylinders
Bassi Pathana, July 2
The police arrested two thieves, who were involved in various theft incidents in the area. The police recovered gas cylinders and other household goods from their possession.

Six held for beating up cop
Kharar, July 2
The police arrested six persons for beating up a constable on duty.

Youths throw acid at girl
Ambala, July 2
A student of Class XII sustained minor burn injuries after two motorcycle-borne youths threw acid on her.


Kalka Gang Rape Case
Two witnesses appear for in-camera hearing
Panchkula, July 2
Two persons, including the father of the 18-year-old rape victim of Kalka's gang rape appeared as supporting witnesses during an in-camera hearing in the court of District And Sessions Judge Ritu Garg here today.

Plea Against Exam
HC notice to Bar Council
Chandigarh, July 2
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued a notice of motion to the Bar Council of India (BCI), the Union Government and other respondents on a petition challenging Bar examinations filed by Ashima Bindlish and three other students of Panjab University’s final year of law.


2 injured in road mishaps
Chandigarh, July 2
A cyclist and a pedestrian got injured in two different road accidents, which took place in different parts of the city on Wednesday and Thursday.

4 booked for assaulting driver
Zirakpur, July 2
The police today booked four unidentified persons for assaulting Gurcharan Singh, a Haryana Roadways driver, after his bus met with an accident on the Zirakpur-Patiala highway on June 28.


For some, fun is over
Chandigarh, July 2
With Brazil’s juggernaut coming to a halt in FIFA World Cup today, local fans were seen a little disappointed.


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