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laxity of municipal officials bared
Chandigarh, July 2
In yet another act of blatant mismanagement, an internal report prepared by the municipal corporation (MC) has revealed that a majority of officials in the civic body had failed to turn up for their assigned duties during the Open Marathon organised by it on April 3.

Interviews for PU institutes
Duds in geography, current affairs; masters in Bollywood, sports
Chandigarh, July 2
Figure this: What is the difference between a cheque and a draft? What is India’s national song and national anthem? Who is the chairperson of the UPA? In what turned out to be a rather amusing session for a seven-member panel of interviewers at Panjab University (PU), several applicants who had topped the entrance exam for admission to the University Institute of Applied Management Studies (UIAMS) and the University Business School (UBS) found themselves unable to answer these basic questions.


Narrow escape as car catches fire

INFERNO A Tata Indigo car being driven by Parag, a resident of Sector 70, Mohali, caught fire while he, along with his mother, was on his way to the Phase-VII market on Saturday
INFERNO A Tata Indigo car being driven by Parag, a resident of Sector 70, Mohali, caught fire while he, along with his mother, was on his way to the Phase-VII market on Saturday. No loss of life was reported, but the car was destroyed in the incident. A Tribune photograph

Pregnant woman’s body found
Chandigarh, July 2
The body of a 28-year-old pregnant woman resident of Colony No. 4, who went missing around 12 noon yesterday, was found here this morning. A large blood-stained stone found near her body indicated that she might have been killed with stones, like the security guard who was stoned to death at Mohali in the wee hours yesterday.

Woman’s murder sparks protest by residents
Chandigarh, July 2
The discovery of the body of four-months pregnant Reshma Devi from the forest area near Colony No. 4 sparked an agitation by residents of the area, who disrupted traffic, causing inconvenience to commuters for two hours today.


Despite guard’s murder, MC to go ahead with security gate system
Mohali, July 2
The Municipal Corporation announced today that it would press ahead with the new security gate system despite yesterday’s murder of a guard even as residents alleged that the authorities had failed to give wide publicity to the security plan before enforcing it in the town.

increase in instalment money
Residents of Azad Colony end hunger strike
Panchkula, July 2
The allottees of the Ashiana flats today suspended the indefinite hunger strike after Union minister of Housing and Uurban Poverty Alleviation and Culture Kumari Selja assured them that the matter would be taken up with the Haryana government.

Mohali DC urged to expedite developmental works
Zirakpur, July 2
To expedite the developmental works of the Zirakpur town, a delegation of the Senior Citizens Forum, Zirakpur, met the Mohali Deputy Commissioner Varun Roojam. Giving information, General Secretary GS Bhogal said a delegation, led by president of the forum, NR Lakhesh raised the issues regarding development of the town.

PGI’s Choose Healthy Organ campaign on Facebook
Chandigarh, July 2
Taking its Choose Healthy Organ campaign a step further against smoking, alcohol abuse and riding two-wheelers without helmet, the anatomy department of the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGI) has gone on Facebook to mobilise people to join hands for the cause.

Rape accused clears nursing test
Chandigarh, July 2
The authorities at the renowned National Institute of Nursing Education (NINE) at the PGI are in a quandary these days over one of their new students. For, the student who has cleared the admission test for MSc (nursing) recently is said to be a rape accused and has been lodged in Burail jail. Interestingly, the nursing institute has a majority of female students.

Ultrasound machine sealed in Sec 8
Chandigarh, July 2
A team of health officials of the UT administration sealed an ultrasound machine at Echocardiography Centre, Sector 8, here yesterday. The inspection team found that the provisions of the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Act were not complied with.

tricity scan
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‘Implement Lokpal Bill’
A protest march was held by members of “Aawaaz” at Sector 17 in Chandigarh, demanding the implementation of the Jan Lokpal Bill and the recovery of black money from abroad. Supporting Anna Hazare, Baba Ramdev, Varun Giri and Suresh Bhandari, the activists said they were spreading awareness among people to join their hands against injustice through this march.


Confusion prevails over self-attested admission forms
Chandigarh, July 2
Collection of self-attested admission forms by student organisations at help desks set up by them at Panjab University today led to confusion among certain department employees and student leaders.


Mango Mela begins at Pinjore
Kalka, July 2
The two-day 20th Mango Mela, organised jointly by the tourism and horticulture departments of the state, began today at Yadvindra Gardens, Pinjore. Chhatar Singh, principal secretary to Chief Minister, Haryana, declared the mela open at Yadavindra Gardens.

A child playing with a mango is captured on camera during the 20th Mango Mela at the Yadvindra Gardens in Pinjore on Saturday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Putting priceless expression on record
A child playing with a mango is captured on camera during the 20th Mango Mela at the Yadvindra Gardens in Pinjore on Saturday

Harassed by boss, woman commits suicide
Bassi Pathana, July 2
A young woman working as a computer operator at the Post Office, Rajpura, allegedly committed suicide following alleged mental and physical torture by her boss. As per the suicide note left by the deceased, she expressed her anguish over continuous harassment and threats of dismissal from service unless she gave in to his overtures.

Two killed in mishaps
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 2
Two persons lost their lives in separate incidents today at Mandi Gobindgarh. While Rajinder Kumar an assistant lineman deployed with Powercom died of electric shock on G.T. Road another Kirpal Singh died after being hit by a mini truck on Amloh road.

Youth crushed to death
Patiala, July 2
A youth riding on a motorcycle was crushed to death after being hit by a speeding Honda City car. The police said that the motorcyclist was coming from Sheesh Mahal side towards NIS chowk, here last evening.


Admn told to refund deposit for booth, pay Rs 10,000 more
Chandigarh, July 2
Acting in an “unfair manner” in a booth surrender case has cost the Chandigarh Administration dear. Virtually passing strictures on the UT Administration, the Punjab and Haryana High Court not only asked it to refund the amount initially deposited for a booth in Sector 41-D but also imposed costs of Rs 10,000.


Kishan, Umesh & Aneesh book berth in semis
Chandigarh, July 2
Kishan Bansal, Umesh Gupta and Aneesh Saini make it to the semifinals of the ongoing 25th Haryana State Sub-Junior, Junior and Senior Billiards and Snooker Championship being held here today. Umesh Gupta got the better of Ankur Nanda to move to the next stage. Umesh defeated Ankur Nanda by 3-0.

DPCA Red, Banyan Tree register wins
Chandigarh, July 2
DP Azad Cricket Academy (DPCA) Red and Banyan Tree School (BTS) defeated their respective opponents to move to the next stage of the St Stephen’s Junior Cricket Championship at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, here today.

Players in action during a cricket match in Chandigarh on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Players in action during a cricket match in Chandigarh on Saturday

DAV-8 lift Summer League title
Chandigarh, July 2
DAV Public School, Sector 8, defeated Stepping Stones School to lift the title of Summer League Cricket (U-16) Tournament at DAV School here today. The winners got the better of Stepping Stones by 68 runs.

CAC, MC register wins
Chandigarh, July 2
Central Air Command (CAC) thrashed Eastern Air Command (EAC), whereas Maintenance Command (MC) outshone Western Air Command (WAC) in their respective matches during the ongoing Air Force Hockey Championship being held at the 3BRD Air Force Station here today.

Boxing meet from July 14
Chandigarh, July 2
The Chandigarh Amateur Boxing Association will organise the 26th State Sub-Junior Men Boxing Championship at PML SD Public School, Sector 32, from July 14 to 17 here.


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