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Healthcare in slums not admn concern
Chandigarh, June 29
Sounds strange, but it is true. The cash-rich UT administration, that has been spending crores on primary healthcare, has failed to construct temporary medical huts in slums across the city.

Non-construction charges in Mohali up
Mohali, June 29
Residential plot holders in Mohali who have failed to complete construction on their property within the three-year stipulated timeframe will now have to pay a hefty extension fee for non-construction.


3 more DAV-10 students attacked
Chandigarh, June 29
In yet another brawl, three members of the HSA, including its chairman, studying at DAV College, Sector 10, were injured when they were attacked by members of the SOPU with sharp-edged weapons at Sector 40 late last night.

Coolest June 29 in 12 years
Chandigarh, June 29
With the maximum temperature recorded at 28.6 degree Celsius, eight degrees below normal, a record of sorts was created today. The temperature was not only the lowest this month, but also the lowest on this day in 12 years.

Making full use of pleasant weather

A child flies a kite, with dark clouds forming the backdrop, in Chandigarh on Wednesday
A child flies a kite, with dark clouds forming the backdrop, in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

More heritage items sold
Chandigarh, June 29
Chandigarh’s priced heritage furniture, featuring chairs designed by Pierre Jeanneret, a partner of master architect Le Corbusier, is said to have fetched Rs 4.44 lakh in an auction in Paris yesterday.

Another ceiling in new I-T office collapses
Chandigarh, June 29
With yet another false ceiling at the income tax department’s newly built multistoreyed office in Sector 17, Aaykar Bhawan, collapsing on Wednesday morning, the third such incident in a week, problems do not appear to be ending for the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) as well as the I-T department, which were supposed to set things right over the weekend.


Don’t turn off vehicle lights lest you drive in the dark
Chandigarh, June 29
Despite a number of representations and complaints made by the residents of the northern sectors to the municipal corporation (MC), these sectors still remain engulfed in darkness due to non-functional streetlights.

Welcome to dark age
welcome to dark age 1. A view of the pitch-dark V-2 road at Sector 30. The streetlights are not working here for the past eight months.
2. Driving on the V-2 road of Sector 34 has become risky during night hours in the absence of streetlights.
3. Streetlights that have been non-functional for the past six months on the V-3 road of Sectors 20 and 30, intersecting Sarovar Path.
4. The municipal corporation has installed streetlight poles on V-2 roads of Sector 30. For the past one month, bulbs have not been fitted on these poles.
Tribune photos: Manoj Mahajan

From July 1, all city traders can file VAT returns online
Chandigarh, June 29
The UT excise & taxation department has initiated a move to introduce e-filing of value added tax returns for all traders in the city from next month onwards. Sources said the relevant file has been lying at the deputy commissioner’s office and, after it gives the necessary nod, the facility would be available from July 1.

Differently abled remember Helen Keller
Chandigarh, June 29
It was a day of remembrance for inmates of Asha Kiran, a vocational training institute for the differently abled at Sector 46 here today. The inmates gathered in gratitude to Helen Keller, who taught the world to respect the differently abled by setting a personal example of courage, determination and conviction despite multiple disabilities.
Inmates of Asha Kiran, a vocational training institute, showcase their skills during a programme ‘Remembering Helen Keller’ at Sector 46 in Chandigarh on Wednesday
Inmates of Asha Kiran, a vocational training institute, showcase their skills during a programme ‘Remembering Helen Keller’ at Sector 46 in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Anti-tobacco Act remains on paper
Mohali, June 29
Even as smoking in public places and illegal sale of tobacco products here goes unchecked, the District Tobacco Control Committee remains only in name and has failed to deter offenders.

MC does nothing to rid Panchkula of stray cattle
Panchkula, June 29
With the authorities failing to take any steps, stray cattle menace continues to haunt this satellite town. In order to get rid of these animals, owners abandon them on roads.

Blocked road gullies dot Mohali
Mohali, June 29
Despite the recent monsoon showers inundating several low-lying areas in Mohali, the local administration and public health department is yet to wake up from a deep slumber. Clogged drains can still be seen all over city.

Won’t give up

LONG WAIT Students from various educational institutions in Ambala waited for Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal to sign a petition, vowing to spend nine per cent of the GDP for health and education
LONG WAIT Students from various educational institutions in Ambala waited for Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal to sign a petition, vowing to spend nine per cent of the GDP for health and education. These students are part of the NINEISMINE advocacy initiative. The minister, who was at the CII to participate in an education summit, declined their request, saying it was for the Finance Minister to decide. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

HS marks vigilance inquiry in promotion case
Chandigarh, June 29
A vigilance inquiry has been marked in connection with allegations against an official of the home department for seeking illegal gratification in a promotion case. According to reports, the official allegedly demanded Rs 14,000 for expediting the promotion file of the three inspectors of Chandigarh Police- Kewal Krishan, SPS Sondhi and Kehar Singh to the post of the DSP.

Two PCR personnel suspended for not taking action
Chandigarh, June 29
Senior police officials today suspended two police personnel, including one sub-inspector and a constable posted at the Police Control Room for their negligence in handling a call regarding eve-teasing.

Human Trafficking
Six children rescued from Manali
Chandigarh, June 29
Three days after the police rescued 14 minor children, who were being taken to Manali as bonded labourers and arrested two persons for human trafficking, the police rescued another six children from Manali today, who were being forced to work as bonded labourers.

Man receives letter from terrorist outfit
Chandigarh, June 29
A senior citizen, resident of Sector 46, has claimed that he received a threatening letter from a person named Manjit Singh Sukha, who identified himself to be president of a terrorist outfit Babbar Khalsa.

Dona Ganguly to perform at Mango Mela on July 3
Panchkula, June 29
Dona Ganguly, Odissi danseuse and wife of former Indian captain Saurav Ganguly, will regale audience during the forthcoming two-day 20th Mango Mela organised by the state horticulture department in association with the Haryana tourism at Pinjore Gardens from July 2.

No more dumping of garbage at Dadu Majra
Chandigarh, June 29
Municipal Corporation will not allow dumping of garbage at the dumping ground in Dadu Majra from tomorrow. This was decided at a special meeting chaired by Municipal Corporation (MC) Commissioner Prerna Puri with the area councillor Kamlesh and officials of the medical health officer (MOH).

Sanitation drive in Colony No. 5
Manjit Singh Chohan, chairman of the sanitation committee, flagged off a sanitation drive in addition to regular sanitation in Colony No. 5 on Wednesday by deputing additional safai karamcharies in small groups under the close supervision of senior inspectorate staff for getting public places and open spaces swept in order to maintain the aesthetic look of the area.


No guide map at PU
Chandigarh, June 29
For fresh applicants, grabbing a seat at Panjab University’s departments may be tough, but locating the buildings where these departments are situated is tougher. Not a single guide map has been put up by the university authorities to specify the location of different departments despite having nearly 85 departments and centres at its campuses in Sectors 14 and 25.

INSO submits memo to VC
Chandigarh, June 29
Supporters of the Indian National Student Organisation (INSO), Panjab University, today submitted a memorandum to Vice-Chancellor RC Sobti highlighting the issue of fee charged for merit certificate.

Post-CET admission
Last day today
Chandigarh, June 29 Candidates who have cleared the CET entrance examination of Panjab University are required to fill online application forms, available at the website <http://cetadmissions.puchd.ac.in>.


3-member panel to probe community centre issue
Kharar, June 29
The municipal council has constituted a three-member committee to look into the issue of land earmarked for community centre being sold as a commercial venture. Committee members include MC president, executive officer and assistant municipal engineer.


Domestic help commits suicide
Chandigarh, June 29
An 18-year-old domestic help, Rani, allegedly committed suicide at her employer’s house in Sector 10 here today. The victim was found hanging from a ceiling fan. The police ruled out foul play and said she was suffering from extreme depression.

Gangrape: Victim was taken to helipad in sec 5
Panchkula, June 29
The two accused had first taken the 16-year-old girl to a secluded place near the DT Mall in IT Park, Mani Majra, but after seeing so many people around, the two took her to an isolated place near the helipad area in Sector 5 and raped her.

Constable bashed up for extracting money
Mohali, June 29
A head constable of the Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) on deputation with the Excise and Taxation Department was today caught extracting money from shopkeepers in Sohana.


BTS, DAV match ends in tie
Chandigarh, June 29
The match between Banyan Tree School (BTS) and DAV, Sector 8, finished in a tie during the ongoing St Stephen’s Junior Cricket (U-12) Championship, being played at St Stephen’s, Sector 45, here today.

A batsman plays a shot during the St Stephen’s Junior Cricket (U-12) Championship in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

A batsman plays a shot during the St Stephen’s Junior Cricket (U-12) Championship in Chandigarh on Wednesday

Bharat lifts sub-junior title
Chandigarh, June 29
Bharat Kalia outnumbered Gaurav to win the sub-junior category title during the 25th Haryana State Sub-Junior, Junior and Senior Billiards and Snooker Championship being held in Panchkula today.

Three former CHA players to attend probables camp
Chandigarh, June 29
Three former players of the Chandigarh Hockey Academy (CHA), Sector 42, has once again been recalled to attend probables’ camp to select the senior Indian hockey team for the upcoming international competitions here today.

SWAC, MC register wins
Chandigarh, June 29
South Western Air Command and Maintenance Command (MC) register win in their respective matches on the third day of the ongoing Air Force Hockey Championship being held at the 3BRD Air Force Station here today.
Players in action during the Air Force Hockey Championship at the 3BRD Air Force Station in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan
Players in action during the Air Force Hockey Championship at the 3BRD Air Force Station in Chandigarh on Wednesday

36-member wrestling team selected
Chandigarh, June 29
The Chandigarh Wrestling Association (CWA) today selected a 36-member team, including officials, to participate in the Sub-Junior National Wrestling Championship to be held at Kanyakumari from July 2 to 5.

Golf Club streamlines coaching programmes
Chandigarh, June 29
The new managing committee of the Chandigarh Golf Club under president Malvinder Singh has announced a streamlined coaching programme to tap talent with an eye on the 2016 Olympics.

Big lead for Karan in junior golf
Chandigarh, June 29
Tarundeep Singh Chadha of Chandigarh fired yet another steady three over par 73 card to take a one-stroke lead over Manu Gandas in Category A at the midway stage of the Usha Chandigarh Junior Open Amateur Golf Championship on the Chandigarh Golf Club greens here today.

Panchkula book berth in semis
Chandigarh, June 29
In-form opening pair, Ankit and Ajay Strees, helped Panchkula to move into the semifinals of the Haryana State Inter-District Cricket (U-19) Championship being played at the JR Institute of Cricket Technology, Panchkula, today.


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