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Tree branch comes crashing down on 3 houses
Chandigarh, June 8
A tree branch that collapsed on a tin shed at Sector 28 of Chandigarh on Wednesday Three-and-a-half-year-old Ahan Dogra had a narrow escape today when the branch of a pipal tree fell on a tin shed in the backyard of a house in Sector 28 here. She had left the spot only a few minutes before the branch collapsed.
it’s down A tree branch that collapsed on a tin shed at Sector 28 of Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan
Rules must be modified, says UT Adviser

It’s not all about degree, experience at GMSH-16
Chandigarh, June 8
Strange as it may sound, the Government Multi-Speciality Hospital (GMSH) in Sector 16 deems its Class IV employees, including a safai karamchari, who are matriculates, fit to perform the duty of operating theatre (OT) assistants.


2 cops get notice for violating traffic rules
Chandigarh, June 8
Two Chandigarh policemen got a dose of their own Facebook medicine. A web portal set up by the Chandigarh Police on the popular social network site to help maintain law and order with active public cooperation, put two constables in the dock for allegedly violating traffic rules. Their picture showing the pillion rider without a helmet while riding a motorbike has been posted on the portal by a resident.

Passengers wait for buses at the ISBT, Sector 17, in Chandigarh on Wednesday Roadways union strike hits services
Chandigarh, June 8
Bus services from the city to various parts of Haryana and Punjab were partially hit today as employees of the Haryana Roadways went on a day-long strike called by the Haryana Roadways Employees Union.

LONG WAIT Passengers wait for buses at the ISBT, Sector 17, in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan


Come June-end, cops to have deadlines
Mohali, June 8
By the end of this month, residents in Mohali will be saved from making endless rounds of police stations to procure a copy of a first information report (FIR) or get a no-objection certificate (NOC) before the sale of a vehicle or permission to use loudspeakers for a public function.

Officials challan cars parked on the roadside before removing these at Phase I, Industrial Area, Chandigarh, on Wednesday 120 challans issued
Chandigarh, June 8
In a special anti-encroachment drive, the municipal corporation (MC) issued 120 challans in Industrial Area, Phase I, here today for encroaching upon government land.

giving slip Officials challan cars parked on the roadside before removing these at Phase I, Industrial Area, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

PGI fines 3 chemists Rs 20,000 each for overcharging
Chandigarh, June 8
The PGI authorities have slapped a fine of Rs 20,000 each on three chemists running their shops from its premises for overcharging. A report exposing the modus operandi to fleece patients was published in these columns on March 24 following which the PGI authorities had initiated an inquiry.

Additional teams to clean up roundabouts, tail-ends
Chandigarh, June 8
Municipal corporation (MC) Chief Engineer SS Bidda today reviewed advance preventive measures to check water-logging during the ensuing monsoon.

UAV demonstrated for Haryana Police
Panchkula, June 8
Officials of the Haryana Police witnessed the demonstration of an Israel-made unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) Micro-B at the Sector-5 Parade Ground here yesterday.

300-kg eatables destroyed
Chandigarh, June 8
The health authorities have started a drive to curb the sale of cut fruits, ice, ice candies and other eatables kept in the open here today.

Fire evacuation drill at RBI
Chandigarh, June 8
The fire and emergency department of the MC has conducted a fire evacuation drill on the request of RBI internal security officer S Balamurugan here today.

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End to Sunday shopping doesn’t go down well with residents
The decision of the Chandigarh Administration to discontinue the seven-day week for commercial shops in the city has come as a disappointment to most residents. Some traders, however, are happy with the decision. Speaking to Tribune correspondent Akash Ghai, a majority of residents and traders were of the view that shops should remain open on Sunday as it was convenient for working people.

Expedition to Manali flagged off
Chandigarh, June 8
The UT education department flagged off an expedition to Manali in Himachal Pradesh at the Sports Complex, Sector 7, here yesterday. The team comprised 90 school students and five teachers.

500 flight delays, 79 cancellations over 150 days
Chandigarh, June 8
As many as 500 flights were delayed and 79 cancelled in the city over a period of 150 days -- from January to May. With over three flights being delayed every day and cancellations almost every alternate day, the Chandigarh Airport may have acquired the distinction of being one of the most “unpunctual” airports in the country.

Unauthorised sellers at the vegetable market in Mohali GMADA told to earmark sites for holding apni mandis
Mohali, June 8
The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has been asked to earmark specific locations for holding of apni mandis in new sectors, even as unauthorised sellers have been allowed to operate on payment of user charges at apni mandis to avoid parking problems.
adamant Unauthorised sellers at the vegetable market in Mohali. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Panchkula municipal council still a corporation on admn website
Panchkula, July 8
Even as the Punjab and Haryana High Court had on October 29 rejected the Haryana government notification upgrading Panchkula as a municipal corporation, the website of the Panchkula district administration continues to mention the municipal council as municipal corporation.

Commuters face brunt of Haryana Roadways strike
Haryana Roadways buses parked at the Panchkula bus stand on Wednesday Panchkula, June 8
Commuters in the district faced harassment in view of the ‘chakka jam’ call given by the Haryana Roadways Employees Union, demanding the cancellation of permits issued by the state government to private transporters.
stalled Haryana Roadways buses parked at the Panchkula bus stand on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Appointment of minister’s nephew raises eyebrows
Mohali, June 8
The appointment of Kanwalbir Singh, nephew of Punjab Education Minister Sewa Singh Sekhwan, in PSEB as assistant media and liaison officer against a post that is yet to be created, is in news once again.

Powercom reels under staff crunch
Zirakpur, June 8
Electrifying facts about the functioning of Powercom in Zirakpur-for every 444 connections on an average, the corporation has one employee.

‘EWS families can avail financial help under Shagun Scheme’
Mohali, June 8
People belonging to economically weaker sections can now avail financial help under the Shagun Scheme, apart from those belonging to scheduled castes and backward classes, said Varun Roojam, Mohali Deputy Commissioner, here today.


Hari Lal (the victim), an employee of PU’s secrecy branch, talks to security personnel outside the Aruna Ranjit Chandra Hall on Wednesday Two PU staffers sacked
Chandigarh, June 8
Services of two Panjab University (PU) employees were terminated today for beating up another employee under the influence of liquor outside the Aruna Ranjit Chandra hall publicly.

for no fault of his Hari Lal (the victim), an employee of PU’s secrecy branch, talks to security personnel outside the Aruna Ranjit Chandra Hall on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

PU sets up online help centres
Chandigarh, June 8
An online help centre was set up at the Aruna Chandra Hall near the post office at Panjab University with two terminals to help students fill up online CET and BCom application forms.

Refresher course on languages concludes
Chandigarh, June 8
A 21-day UGC refresher course on ‘Classical and Modern Indian Languages in Global Era’ concluded on the Panjab University campus here today.

BBA-I result witnesses 16 pc drop from last year
Chandigarh, June 8
Witnessing a drop of 16 per cent from last year, only 40 per cent students, who appeared in the Bachelors of Business Administration first year (BBA-I) examination conducted by Panjab University, could clear it this year.

Social service likely to be mandatory in colleges
Chandigarh, June 8
The department of higher education is likely to make 50 hours of the social service a mandatory part of education in the city colleges.

Training course
Chandigarh, June 8
About 45 participants from different regions, namely Chandigarh, Lucknow, Delhi, Jabalpur, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chennai, Guwahati, Kolkata and Jaipur, are currently attending the 12-day in-service course at Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV), Sector 31, Chandigarh. The course is an aid to upgrade the knowledge.

Play marks end of summer camp
Chandigarh, June 8
The summer camp that was being held at St Joseph’s Senior Secondary School ended with a gala show today, in which parents also participated.


Youth’s mother cries foul
Ambala, June 8
The mother of one of the youths, who were reported to have drowned in Narwana branch near Jansui Head, expressed apprehensions about her son having been done to death or kidnapped by one of his friends.

50 pc buses remain operational despite employees’ strike
Ambala, June 8
Following the call given by the Haryana Roadways Employees Union, employees of the Haryana Roadways went on a day-long strike here.

Breaches in Bhakra Canal
A breach on the embankment of Bhakra Canal Bassi Pathana, June 8
Panic gripped the town when some passersby noticed breaches in the Bhakra Canal near bridge no 115769 on the Khamano road. Timely action by the authorities and people saved the situation which would have led to great damage to life and property.
danger looms large A breach on the embankment of Bhakra Canal. A Tribune photograph

Protest against police’s crackdown on Baba Ramdev
Dera bassi, June 8
Various social organisations here staged a protest against the police’s crackdown on Baba Ramdev and his followers in New Delhi recently. Markets in the town remained closed.

Haryana Police to be hi-tech in a year, says DGP
Ambala, June 8
Haryana DGP Ranjeev Dalal has said the Haryana Police will be completely hi-tech within one year and the working of all police stations will be computerised through the crime and criminal tracking network system.


Pedestrian hit by car, dies
Chandigarh, June 8
An unidentified pedestrian was hit by a car near the Shani Dev mandir at Phase II, Industrial Area, here yesterday. The victim was admitted to the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, where he was declared brought dead.

One killed in road mishap
Zirakpur, June 8
A 27-year-old cyclist, identified as Papu Kumar, a resident of Pabhat village, hailing from Bihar, died after being hit by an unknown vehicle near the Gurdwara Nabha Sahib on the Zirakpur-Patiala highway today. The incident took place at 10 pm when Papu, who was working as a labourer, was going towards Pabhat village from Chhat side on his bicycle. While he reached near the gurdwara, an unknown vehicle hit him from the rear. He fell down on the road and sustained serious injuries.


Players in action during the match at the PCA Stadium, Mohali, on Wednesday Navneet hammers 143, helps Amritsar post 465 against Mohali
Mohali, June 8
A brilliant unbeaten ton by Navneet Singh helped Amritsar build a defendable total against Mohali on the second day of the four-day Dhruv Pandove Under-19 Cricket Trophy final at the PCA Stadium here today.

Players in action during the match at the PCA Stadium, Mohali, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Kapil Dev XI beat Harbhajan Singh XI
Chandigarh, June 8
Kapil Dev XI defeated Harbhajan Singh XI by one run in the Summer Cricket (U-13) League being held at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, here today.

Ericsson Club corner glory in cricket
Chandigarh, June 8
An all-round performance by Sukbhir Singh Chahal helped the Ericsson Club defeat SBWEBX Cricket Club in the first match of the ongoing first T-20 Champions League being held at St Soldier’s School, Sector 28, here today.

Training programme
Chandigarh: The Choikwang Do (CKD) Association will be hosting a two-day national CKD instructor-training programme at the Skating Ring, Sector 10, from June 11 here. Grand Master Instructor Pereira International will be the chief guest on the occasion. A total of 50 CKD instructors from all over India will attend the camp.


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