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UT Admn not off the hook yet
Reply provokes another set of pointed posers

Chandigarh, July 5
It seems the UT Administration’s ordeal with the team of the ministry of home affairs (MHA) probing discrepancies in mega projects is not over yet. For the three-member committee is reportedly not satisfied with the two-part reply filed by the administration.

Few takers for UT rural schools
Chandigarh, July 5
Poor infrastructure and a faculty crunch have taken their toll on admissions in schools in rural areas within the union territory. Going by the first cutoff list for class XI admissions few have applied in these schools, most of which have only one stream to offer - humanities.

After Aerocity, it is IT city now
Mohali, July 5
Buoyed by overwhelming response to Aerocity, the Punjab Government is now coming up with information technology (IT) city near the upcoming international airport. The project has been proposed perpendicular to Aerocity.


Snubbed by officials, champs feted by hotelier
Chandigarh, July 5
Winners of the 47th Junior National Football Tournament in a jubilant mood at a function in Chandigarh Atul Grover, a local hotelier, could teach a thing or two to the officials of the UT administration and the Chandigarh Football Association when it comes to acknowledging and encouraging sports achievers. 

Winners of the 47th Junior National Football Tournament in a jubilant mood at a function in Chandigarh on Monday. Photo: Vicky Gharu 

Partial bandh in city
Protests peaceful; transport normal
Chandigarh, July 5
On the nationwide Bharat bandh call given by the BJP against price rise, Chandigarh observed a partial bandh today amid tight security, with a substantial number of shops and commercial establishments closed.

Clockwise: Men in khaki accompany protesters in Chandigarh; CPM leaders and workers block the Rajpura-Patiala road; deserted markets in Patiala and Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photographs


Monsoon hits city, heavy rains expected
Chandigarh, July 5
After a prolonged wait the city as well as Punjab, Haryana and parts of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh today received the first monsoon showers, providing a welcome respite from the sweltering heat prevalent in the region for the past few days.
Schoolchildren enjoy the first monsoon shower in Chandigarh
Schoolchildren enjoy the first monsoon shower in Chandigarh on Monday. 
Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan
People wade through a flooded street following heavy rain at Baltana
MONSOON VAGARY: People wade through a flooded street following heavy rain at Baltana on Monday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Sewerage gives way after downpour
Panchkula, July 5
Residents of Sector 28 had to face a lot of inconvenience today after freshly laid sewerage gave way due to heave rains that lashed the township here. People had to divert their vehicles to national highway-73 to reach their destinations.

Wheels of a car stuck in a damaged portion of a road following rain in Phase 3B1, Mohali; and (right) a flooded street of Dasmesh Nagar in Kharar on Monday. 
Tribune photographs

No relief from power cuts
Chandigarh, July 5
Despite widespread rain today, power cuts left residents high and dry. Cuts affected several northern and southern sectors at a time when the humidity had increased after rain.

No light in sight for Night Food Street
Chandigarh, July 5
The pilot project of the municipal corporation (MC), the Night Food Street at Sector 14 here, is in a mess. Of the eight food kiosks, three have been shut down and two kiosk owners have not been paying monthly rent for the last two months, due to which corporation has been suffering losses.

PGI Founders Day Function Boycott
Authorities optimistic, faculty undecided
Chandigarh, July 5
Though the PGI Faculty Association is yet to finalise its decision to boycott the institute’s Founders Day celebrations on Wednesday, the hospital administration has not given up hope and feels that the association and its office-bearers will see reason and participate in the function.

Exhibition on cancer awareness at PGI
Chandigarh, July 5
“Cancer is curable, if detected early with present day multi-modality approach,” said Dr SC Sharma, head of radiotherapy department, PGI, while interacting with mediapersons in connection with a poster exhibition on “Cancer awareness, early detection and its prevention” to be organised as part of foundation day celebrations of the PGI on July 7.

Stress on prompt aid for accident victims
Mohali, July 5
Delegates attend an international workshop on road safety at Mohali There is a general tendency among public not to help victims of accidents due to the fear of uninvited legal hurdles. There is a need to motivate people so that positive steps are taken to extend the best possible help in case of such eventualities,” said Laxmi Kanta Chawla, Punjab health and family welfare minister during the opening of a two-day international workshop on road safety at the State Institute of Health and Family Welfare here today.

Delegates attend an international workshop on road safety at Mohali on Monday.
A Tribune photograph

Raids on to trace woman Married me, then my son, says complainant
Chandigarh, July 5
The Chandigarh police is probing a complaint lodged by a city resident against a woman of allegedly marrying both him and his NRI son to go abroad. The police has been trying to track the whereabouts of the woman.

Mahila Bhawan for empowerment of women
Chandigarh, July 5
The much-hyped Mahila Bhawan projected to be a big step towards empowerment of women in the city finally is to take off after Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Ambika Soni laid its foundation stone on December 19 last year. The municipal corporation has floated the tenders for the building to be completed within 18 months.

Runaway couple’s parents relent
Panchkula, July 5 A newlywed couple, who had married against the wishes of their parents, heaved a sigh of relief after their parents gave consent to their marriage here today.

Boy drowns in tank
Zirakpur, July 5 A 13-year-old boy, Simrerjit, drowned under mysterious circumstances in a water tank near a brick-kiln at Pabhat village here this afternoon. Santosh was a student of class VIII at the local GS Memorial School.

Cremation of accident victim
MC official keeps cops waiting for 6 hrs

Zirakpur, July 5
Municipal council staff failed to turn up at the cremation ground on time to perform the last rites of Jagir Singh, who had died two days ago in a road accident, here today.

Help disadvantaged, Patil tells Rotarians
Chandigarh, July 5
The Punjab Governor-cum-UT Administrator, Shivraj V Patil, has impressed upon Rotarians to enlarge the boundaries of their service and act as an instrument of change for the transformation of lives of the disadvantaged.


Adventure camps for govt school students
An adventure-cum-sports camp, organised by the UT education department, in progress at Manali.Chandigarh, July 5
In an effort to boost the spirit of adventure among schoolchildren, the UT education department has planned to introduce adventure sports activities.

An adventure-cum-sports camp, organised by the UT education department, in progress at Manali. A Tribune photograph

Admission Blues
GGDSD College shocker for outstation candidates
No admission without hostel
Chandigarh, July 5
In a surprising move GGDSD College, Sector 32, has refused to admit any student opting to stay in a paying guest accommodation.

GGDSD College commerce aspirants’ favourite
Chandigarh, July 5
A perennial favourite among commerce students, GGDSD College, Sector 32, yet again emerged as the foremost choice of students at the centralised counselling for BCom course here today.

Recruitment: Guest teachers protest
Guest teachers protest in front of the UT education department in ChandigarhChandigarh, July 5
Reacting to the advertisement for 1,200 posts of regular teacher with the UT education department, guest teachers protested at the Jama Masjid park, Sector 20, here today.

Guest teachers protest in front of the UT education department in Chandigarh on Monday. A Tribune photograph


The boundary wall of Chandigarh Apartments collapsed following rain at Dera Bassi Wall collapes at Dera Bassi
Dera Bassi, July 5
Heavy rain spelled trouble for residents of Chandigarh Apartments here as rainwater flooded the complex due to lack of proper drainage.

The boundary wall of Chandigarh Apartments collapsed following rain at Dera Bassi on Monday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Computerised land mutation centre opened
Ropar, July 5
Deputy Commissioner Arunjit Singh Miglani inaugurates the second computerised land mutation centre at RoparRopar Deputy Commissioner Arunjit Singh Miglani inaugurated the second computerised land mutation centre here today.

Deputy Commissioner Arunjit Singh Miglani inaugurates the second computerised land mutation centre at Ropar on Monday. A Tribune photograph


Woman injured in accident
Chandigarh, July 5
In another hit-and-run accident, a 35-year-old woman was seriously injured when a speeding car rammed into her scooter at the intersection separating Sectors 47 and 48 and Phases X and XI, Mohali, here this afternoon.

Sec-23 resident held on robbery charge
Chandigarh, July 5
The police has arrested a Sector 23 resident on charges of robbing a man of cash and documents in Sector 52 here.

Minor boys held with stolen bike
Chandigarh, July 5
The police today arrested minor boys from Dhanas while allegedly riding a motorcycle they had stolen last night.

Bid to break open ATM
Chandigarh, July 5
An unidentified youth made an unsuccessful bid to break open an ATM of the State Bank of India in the Sector-21 market in the wee hours yesterday.

Biker killed in accident
Chandigarh, July 5
A motorcyclist was killed while the driver of a mini truck was seriously injured when their vehicles collided near the Botanical Garden at Dhanas yesterday afternoon.

25-year-old youth assaulted
Panchkula, July 5
A 25-year-old youth was injured in an assault by a group of youths in the Mansa Devi Complex area late last night.


Rain keeps 80 young golfers from teeing off
Junior golf meet deferred to October 11
Chandigarh, July 5
The first monsoon showers played spoilsport as 80 young golfers drawn from all over the region for the inaugural Hero Honda Chandigarh Junior Golf Championship failed to tee off at the Chandigarh Golf Club here today.

3-month golf camp for kids
Chandigarh, July 5
The Chandigarh Golf Club Academy will once again open its doors to the wards of members and non-members of the tricity for a three-month junior golf camp starting from August 21 to November 21.

SS Gill to lead city team
Chandigarh, July 5
Former Olympian SS Gill will lead the Chandigarh Hockey team, participating in the Senior National Hockey Championship, to be held in Bhopal from July 4 to 18.

City to lock horns with Bihar
Chandigarh, July 5
Chandigarh girl’s soccer team would face Bihar in their opening match of the ninth Junior National Football Championship for Girls to be held in Chandigarh from July 15.

Affiliation for cricket academy
Panchkula, July 5
The Panchkula District Cricket Association has granted provisional affiliation to Shri Shri Cricket Academy, functioning at DC Model School, Sector 7, here, today.

Promoting women’s cricket
Chandigarh July 5
The Chandigarh Women’s Cricket Association would open cricket centres for women in the city to boost women cricket. The association was appreciated for organising women’s cricket tournament in the city last year.



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