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Heavy rain disrupts life
For these children, itís play time on a waterlogged road near the Chandigarh airport on Tuesday Chandigarh, July 6
The incessant rain from the southwest monsoon today threw normal life out of gear in the Tricity, disrupting road, air and rail traffic.
For these children, itís play time on a waterlogged road near the Chandigarh airport on Tuesday. Photo: S Chandan

City resident dies on way back from Amarnath
Chandigarh, July 6
Hari Om Mathur A local mess contractor, Hari Om Mathur, 27, who was returning from the Ďyatraí (pilgrimage) to Amarnath in Jammu & Kashmir, died on the way at the Shiv Khori shrine near Jammu on Monday. The police said he collapsed after suffering a heart attack while climbing the stairs leading up to the shrine.
Hari Om Mathur

Judgment to boost St Johnís case against UT
New Delhi, July 6

St Johnís School is one of the hundreds of Christian institutions across the country that will benefit from todayís historic judgment of the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (NCMEI). The commission, which came about in 2005 to look into complaints of violation of rights of minorities to establish and administer educational institutions of their choice, today junked fixed percentage formula.


EARLIER STORIES

FMís visit brings official work to virtual halt
Chandigarh, July 6
The one-day visit by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee took its toll on the cityís administrative machinery with routine work coming to a standstill, causing a great deal of inconvenience to the public.

Boycott Backoff
Faculty to attend function at PGI today
Chandigarh, July 6
Following an assurance by the PGI Director, Dr KK Talwar, that all its pending demands will be met by the first week of August, the PGIís Faculty Association has withdrawn its boycott call of the Founders Day celebrations here tomorrow.


COMMUNITY

Waterlogging revisited
Chandigarh, July 6
Water accumulated on the road separating Sectors 46 and 47 in Chandigarh on Tuesday Continuous showers for the second day in the city today threw life out of gear, rubbishing claims of the municipal corporation that it was fully prepared to deal with the monsoon. This year, the corporation had made tall claims that it had distributed the work of cleaning road gullies and backlanes to special teams before the scheduled monsoon.
Water accumulated on the road separating Sectors 46 and 47 in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Part of false ceiling gives way at HC
Chandigarh, July 6
Exactly two years after a false ceiling collapsed in the Punjab and Haryana High Court while Justice Mahesh Grover was holding court, at least four advocates today had a narrow escape.

Body donated to PGI
Chandigarh, July 6
The body of Surendra Kumar was donated to the Anatomy Department, PGIMER, Chandigarh, on July 6 for teaching and research purposes.

Gram panchayat and panchayat samitis
Polling peaceful at Panchkula
Panchkula, July 6
The polling for the elections of the gram panchayat and panchayat samitis passed off peacefully in Panchkula district today.

MC to take over parks from GMADA
Mohali, July 6
Even as the quorum for the meeting of the Mohali Municipal Council, presided over by Congress-backed Rajinder Singh Rana, got completed with difficulty, the house has cleared the proposal of taking over parks for maintenance from GMADA.

Narrow escape for children as school bus submerges
Panchkula, July 6
About 15 students had a providential escape as a minibus of a private school of the town submerged into deep water under Railway Under Bridge (RUB) on the Madhumati Marg in the Chandimandir area this morning.

Rainwater floods houses in Zirakpur
Zirakpur, July 6
Continuous heavy rain over the past two days in Zirakpur and surrounding villages resulted in rainwater entering houses in various residential areas. Major intersections and internal roads were waterlogged, leading to traffic chaos on the Zirakpur-Patiala and Zirakpur-Kalka highways.

Vacant plot bane of Sec 36-C residents
Debris lies in front of the Society for Rehabilitation of Mentally Challenged (SOREM) building in Sector 36 MC, admn dodge upkeep responsibility
Chandigarh, July 6
Residents of Sector 36 C are in a bind for a plot measuring around one acre has turned into an eyesore in a sector that boasts of Dahlia and Fragrance gardens. While the plot is full of debris and wild growth, both the Chandigarh administration as well as the municipal corporation have disowned it.


Debris lies in front of the Society for Rehabilitation of Mentally Challenged (SOREM) building in Sector 36. Tribune photo: S Chandan

City pilot makes mark at French marathon
New Delhi, July 6
A Chandigarh-based IAF pilot, Wing Cdr BS Reddy, who was part of the IAFís team exercise at France a couple of weeks ago, added another feather to his cap by completing Franceís Alsace Marathon during the exercise.


EDUCATION

Class XI Admissions
Alterations in merit list baffle students
Students and their parents deposit fee for class XI admission at GMSSS, Sector 35, in Chandigarh on Tuesday UT Education Dept changes merit of over 90 students
Chandigarh, July 6
Confusion continues to haunt the ongoing Government School Class XI admissions, as hundreds of students today approached the UT Education department to clarify on the discrepancy in the merit list. A large number of students who approached the officials in GMSSS, Sector 10 were baffled over the recent alterations in the merit list.
Students and their parents deposit fee for class XI admission at GMSSS, Sector 35, in Chandigarh on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Integrated Course
Economics high on popularity chart
Chandigarh, July 6
The five-year integrated course offered by the Panjab Universityís Economics Department is among the rare courses in humanities that have gained immense popularity over the past few years.

Day 2: Rain mars BCom counselling
Outstation students fail to reach venue on time
Chandigarh, July 6
Rain marred the second day of BCom centralised counselling at Panjab University today, as several outstation students and parents could not reach the counselling venue on time.

PU notification on correct answer
Chandigarh, July 6
The Panjab Universityís controller of examination has notified that the correct answer for question 13 in M.Com (e-commerce) entrance exam (through OCET) is option (A) and not (C).

Physical efficiency test for BP Ed course
Chandigarh, July 6
The physical efficiency test for admission to BP Ed (Bachelor of Physical Education) and M P Ed (Master of Physical Education) courses will be held on July 13, 2010 at 7am on the Panjab University grounds. Counselling/ interview for admission to B.P. Ed. and M.P. Ed. courses will be held on July 13, 2010 at 2 pm in the Department of Physical Education, PU.


 
NEIGHBOURHOOD


The Ghaggar overflows at Ghanaur village on Tuesday
The Ghaggar overflows at Ghanaur village on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

11 trains cancelled, crop destroyed
Ambala, July 6
Thousands of houses suffered extensive damage as widespread heavy rain over the past 16 hours played havoc with private and public property, disrupting normal life in most parts of the Ambala district.
The conditions worsened in low-lying areas as water entered houses and shops in Durga Nagar, Palam Vihar, Ganesh Vihar, Janak Puri, Shanti Nagar and all link roads in the cantonment area. Water also entered pump houses, causing damage to motors of tubewells.

Girl drowns, youth feared dead
A vendor collects his goods at Jharmadi village in Lalru on Tuesday Dera Bassi, July 6
A nine-year-old girl Parveen of Lalru drowned near the railway line today. Girlís father Beera Singh said his daughter and son Raju were returning home from the old bus stand side when they slipped into a stream following heavy rain. While Raju was saved by passersby, the girl was swept away. Her body has not been found yet.

A vendor collects his goods at Jharmadi village in Lalru on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal


CRIME

PU engineer held for graft
Chandigarh, July 6
Sleuths of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today apprehended Satish Padam, Executive Engineer with the Panjab University (PU), on charges of demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 32,000.


SPORTS

AITA Meet
Deepinder Bains stuns top seed
Chandigarh, July 6
Local lad Deepinder Singh Bains stunned top seed Kunal Anand of Delhi in straight sets 6-2, 6-4 in the menís singles pre-quarterfinal match of the HTA-AITA Menís and Womenís Tournament 2010 at Harvest Tennis Academy, Jassowal, Ludhiana, here today.

National Hockey Meet
City lads pummel Kerala in opener
Chandigarh, July 6
Gagandeep (Senior) scored a hat-trick against Kerala to give Chandigarh a dream start as they went on to thrash their rivals 9-1 in the 63rd Rangaswami Cup Senior National Menís Hockey Championship at Aishbagh Stadium at Bhopal today.

Jeev looks to swing out of rusty patch
Chandigarh, July 6
Jeev Milkha Singh is struggling to get back into form. The seven week layoff because of the shoulder injury saw him struggling on the European Tour, as he missed the cuts in the Colonial, The Memorial and then the St Jude Classic.
However, the golf icon from Chandigarh showed improvement with every tournament. He showed glimpses of his form in the BMW International Open at Munich, finishing tied 11th. And to top it all, he came in with a superb seven under par round of 65 on the final day. It was a grand display by Jeev who was six under in the front nine.


 



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