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4 killed, 12 hurt as bus runs over jatha members
Chandigarh, June 18
The bus (CH 03 Z 6565) of the Chandigarh Group of Colleges, which was set on fire by members of the sangat after the vehicle crushed its members in Sector 28, Chandigarh, on Saturday night In a major accident, four persons were killed and 12 seriously injured (till the filing of the report) when a Landran college bus ran over a nagar kirtan jatha.
The bus (CH 03 Z 6565) of the Chandigarh Group of Colleges, which was set on fire by members of the sangat after the vehicle crushed its members in Sector 28, Chandigarh, on Saturday night

PGI Incident: 2 policemen suspended
Chandigarh, June 18
Two policemen, including Balbir Singh who had allegedly created ruckus at the advanced cardiac centre (ACC) of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here on Thursday night, were put under suspension by the authorities here today.


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UT colleges set for online admissions
Chandigarh, June 18
If all goes well, the UT government colleges will go for centralised online admissions for all major courses from next year.


COMMUNITY

drowning case
Was there security at Sector-23 pool?
Chandigarh, June 18
The drowning of two youths at the Swimming Centre in Sector 23 has raised a question mark over the presence of security at the pool at the time of the tragedy.

Auction of riverbed mining sites nets Haryana govt Rs 57.6 cr
Panchkula, June 18
The auction of small stretches of mining sites in riverbeds in this district has brought cheer to stone crusher owners as well as the hundreds of construction labourers who had been rendered jobless after the blanket ban on the mining imposed in Haryana last year.

87 autos impounded
Chandigarh, June 18
The local police today impounded as many as 87 auto-rickshaws for plying in the city without valid permit. Police sources said the auto-rickshaws belonged to the neighboring states of Punjab and Haryana. Most vehicles were impounded near the inter-state bus terminuses of sectors 17 and 43. This private mode of transportation is not only a traffic hazard but also notorious for fleecing public by overcharging.

Harbhajan Mann at the Parade Ground, Chandigarh Harbhajanís tribute to motherhood
Chandigarh, June 18
One of the doyens of the Punjabi folk and pop music, Harbhajan Mann mesmerised the audience at a musical event organised by the Rani Breast Cancer Trust at the Parade Ground here today. The Tribune Group of Newspapers was the media partner of the concert.

Harbhajan Mann at the Parade Ground, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Main pumping station at Singhpura village Zirakpur sewerage treatment plant
Mohali authorities told to speed up process
Zirakpur, June 18
Expressing concern over the rapidly increasing population in Zirakpur, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal had told Mohali local authorities today to arrange land for the early setting up of a sewerage treatment plant (STP) here.
Main pumping station at Singhpura village. A file photo

Cutting-edge medical care to aid of septuagenarian
Chandigarh, June 18
From being confined to bed and counting his last days to attending board meetings and going for evening walks, 78-year-old Kehar Singh, a retired IFS officer, has overcome the oddities of life with specilised medical care and heart implant.

Exhibition to display work of underprivileged
Chandigarh, June 18
A team of 20 students of the University Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology (UICET), Panjab University, in collaboration with SIFE India is organising an exhibition at Mohayal Bhawan, Sector 24, tomorrow from 10 am to 7 pm.

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EDUCATION

PUSU warring lobbies to patch up
Chandigarh, June 18
In a significant move, the 34-year-old student organisation- Panjab University Studentsí Union (PUSU), which had officially split three months ago on March 15 into two lobbies, is now heading for a patch up.

Entrance exam on July 11
Chandigarh, June 18
Dates for admission to two-year course in MSc (Petroleum Geology), which has 15 seats, have been announced by Panjab University. The last date to submit forms will be July 4. The forms can be downloaded from the university website www.puchd.ac.in and can be deposited at the Centre for Petroleum and Applied Geology (Aruna Ranjit Chandra Hall), PU campus.


 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Violating the strictures laid down to protect wildlife at zoos, a group of youths jestingly feed a leopard with liquor, masked in a soft drink bottle, in its enclosure at the Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park, Chhat Bir, on Saturday. Tribune lensman Nitin Mittal captured the incident that went on for over half an hour with no staff to check their misconduct Miscreants offer liquor to leopard at Zoo
Chhat (Banur), June 18
A section of visitors at Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park today tormented a caged leopard for nearly 30 minutes in the absence of the zookeeper and forced the feline to consume liquor. A cellular company had adopted the leopard under the Animal Adoption Scheme.
Caught in the Wild Act Violating the strictures laid down to protect wildlife at zoos, a group of youths jestingly feed a leopard with liquor, masked in a soft drink bottle, in its enclosure at the Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park, Chhat Bir, on Saturday. Tribune lensman Nitin Mittal captured the incident that went on for over half an hour with no staff to check their misconduct

A eunuch shobha yatra
Patiala, June 18
Donning heavy jewellery and dressed in colourful attires, eunuchs from all over India got together to take part in a shobha yatra here yesterday. A symbolic marriage was also performed.

90 donate blood
Dera Bassi, June 18
A blood donation camp was held in KDDL Limited here today. This was the tenth camp in the series organised by the company. The camp was conducted by Rotary and Blood Bank Resource Centre, Chandigarh.


COURTS

Agency produces another accused in Samjhauta blast case
Panchkula, June 18
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) here today brought one more accused on production warrant from Jaipur in the Samjhauta blasts case.


CRIME

Second arrest in fraud case
Chandigarh, June 18
In a case of fraud involving over Rs 1 crore, the economic offences wing of the Chandigarh Police today arrested another accused, Vineet Handa, from Fortis Hospital, Mohali. This is the second arrest in the case this week, with the police earlier arresting Vineetís brother Vikas Handa, owners of Villa Pearls, on June 14 following a complaint by Sector-38 resident Rakesh Kumar Gupta.

4 vehicles stolen
Chandigarh, June 18
Vinay Kumar Singal of Sector 38 (West) complained to the police that his car (CH 03 Q 8622) was stolen from Sector 17 on June 14.

Cop commits suicide in Ambala
Ambala, June 18
Rajinder Kumar (45), a head constable of the Ambala police deployed in MV section, has allegedly committed suicide at his residence by hanging himself from a ceiling fan. The cause of his extreme step could not be ascertained so far.


SPORTS

NICS Academy drub CCA
Chandigarh, June 18
NICS Academy defeated CCA and GNPS in the third Ashok Kumar Vij Memorial Cricket (U-14) Tournament being held at Banyan Tree School, Sector 48, here today. Batting first, local team set a target of 173 in the allotted 25 overs. Ram Bishoni made a brilliant ton off 68, whereas his counterpart Subham Chand contributed 29 runs in total.

Khem Chand outplays Nipun
Khem Chand in an effort to pocket a red ball during the ongoing snooker championship in Chandigarh on Saturday Chandigarh, June 18
Prashant defeated Faraz Arif during the ongoing 27th State Saurabh Khattar Memorial Billiards and Snooker Championship here today.
Faraz Arif went down to his opponent, Prashant after giving a tough fight by 1-2 (21-54, 61-39, 43-66) in the junior category. In another quarterfinal match of the same category, Rishab Gupta beat Kunal Gupta to enter the semifinal stage of the tournament.
Khem Chand in an effort to pocket a red ball during the ongoing snooker championship in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Kahlon wins PGTI
Chandigarh, June 18
Arjuna awardee Harmeet Kahlon of Chandigarh carded a three under 69 in the final round for a six under 210 total to win the PGTI Feeder Tour event at the Ranjitgarh Golf Club, Phillaur, today.

Mohali bundle out Ludhiana for 70
Chandigarh, June 18
The match between Chandigarh and Jalandhar at the Sector-16 Cricket Stadium was again abandoned due to bad covering of wickets during the Punjab Inter-District (U-22) Cricket Championship here today.

Cricket probables selected
Chandigarh, June 18
The Chandigarh Cricket Association (CCA) has selected 29 probables to represent the city in the Haryana District Cricket (U-16) Championship at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, here yesterday.

 



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