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10 shops reduced to ashes
Chandigarh, June 11
A major fire broke out at an illegal market in Maloya here last night. Ten shops were reduced to ashes, indicating the failure of the authorities in chalking out a policy to rehabilitate the shopkeepers.
A view of some gutted shops at Maloya in Chandigarh on Monday A view of some gutted shops at Maloya in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

Maintain 60:40 ratio, says Chidambaram
Chandigarh, June 11
Union Home Minister P Chidambaram has directed the Chandigarh Administration to maintain the 60:40 ratio in posts filled from among IAS, IPS and state-cadre officers coming on deputation to the UT.



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Drive to desilt Sukhna Lake launched again
Chandigarh, June 11
After a gap of almost 25 long years, the same story has been repeated at the Sukhna Lake, with the UT engineering department starting a desilting drive near the boating club area today.
A JCB machine and a tractor being used to desilt the Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari
A JCB machine and a tractor being used to desilt the Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Monday

No water to drink on 3-km stretch
Chandigarh, June 11
Visitors at the cityís landmark, the Sukhna Lake, are at the receiving end, not only because of the decreasing water level and the restricted boating area, but also because there is no drinking water facility at the walking track between the boating club area and the regulatory end.
Children stand around a dry tap at the Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

Children stand around a dry tap at the Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Monday

Weather to remain mainly dry
Chandigarh, June 11
The weather office has predicted that barring an occasional thunderstorm in the region, the weather will remain mainly dry, with no increase in temperatures during the next couple of days.


The view of a water-logged road at Sector 30 in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan


The view of a water-logged road at Sector 30 in Chandigarh on Monday

Residents face power cuts
Chandigarh, June 11
A dust storm in the city last night also brought power problems for residents. Many sectors of the city witnessed power cuts after the dust storm. Though the power cuts lasted between 30 and 40 minutes, those caused problems to residents.

Water jam
Water-logging in various parts of Chandigarh following rain in the wee hours on Monday
Water-logging in various parts of Chandigarh following rain in the wee hours on Monday. Tribune photos: Manoj Mahajan





COMMUNITY

Hike in rent mooted
Chandigarh, June 11
It sounds strange that the Chandigarh MunicipalCorporation (MC) rather than focusing on the allotment of shops, which are lying vacant for more than six years in three villages, is mooting a proposal to hike rent of these shops.

Mayor reviews sanitation problems
Chandigarh, June 11
In the next two days, all sanitary inspectors will have to keep their areas in the city spic and span or else face the ire of Mayor Raj Bala Malik. The Mayor gave this warning to all chief sanitary inspectors at a meeting conducted today to review the sanitation problems in the city.
A view of garbage lying scattered in Chandigarh. A Tribune photograph
A view of garbage lying scattered in Chandigarh

PGI performs stem cell transplant on 3-yr-old
Chandigarh, June 11
Achieving yet another major success in the medical field, doctors at the Advanced Paediatrics Centre of the PGI have successfully performed a stem cell transplant of a three-year-old boy with cancer. The boy was suffering from a rare cancer called neuroblastoma, which had spread all over his body. The family of the child belongs to Taran Tarn district of Punjab.

Implementation of provisions reviewed
Chandigarh, June 11
A meeting of the state-level vigilance and monitoring committee was held today to review the implementation of various provisions of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, under the chairmanship of Home Secretary-cum-secretary social welfare, Chandigarh Administration.

Asha Jyoti launches community programme
Chandigarh, June 11
Asha Jyoti, a womenís healthcare mobile outreach programme, launched its first community programme in Sector 45 here today. Nine patients were examined for breast cancer, cervix CA and bone density during the visit.

Police gears up to curb thefts
Chandigarh, June 11
In a bid to check the increasing incidents of thefts during daytime, the Chandigarh police is going to keep a vigil dressed in plain clothes. SP RS Ghuman (Operations) said they have identified certain pockets across the city where policemen in civil dress are positioned.

CTU bus drivers block road
Chandigarh, June 11
Commotion prevailed on the busy dividing road of Sector 22/23 lightpoint when CTU bus drivers blocked the road this morning. The agitated drivers jammed the road after one of the drivers had a fight with a car driver, who along with his two other friends had allegedly beaten him.

Surprise checking at petrol stations
Chandigarh, June 11
The controller, weights and measures, Chandigarh, conducted a surprise checking at petrol pumps and weights and measures dealers to check whether consumers were being given fair deal.

Deep in faith

Traffic chaos

Devotees participate in a kalash yatra taken out before the idol installation ceremony at the Sanatan Dharam Temple in Sector 45, Chandigarh, on Monday
Devotees participate in a kalash yatra taken out before the idol installation ceremony at the Sanatan Dharam Temple in Sector 45, Chandigarh, on Monday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan
A view of a traffic jam near the passport office in Phase II Industrial Area, as it lacks parking space on the office premises, in Chandigarh
A view of a traffic jam near the passport office in Phase II Industrial Area, as it lacks parking space on the office premises, in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan


EDUCATION

High drama at VCís office
Chandigarh, June 11
High drama was witnessed at the Vice-Chancellorís office in Panjab University here today, when a group of around 60 principals of PU affiliated private colleges staged a protest against universityís proposal to get permanent affiliation for all the courses being offered by them.
Principals from various colleges come out of the Vice-Chancellorís office after the meeting at Panjab University, Sector 14, Chandigarh, on Monday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Principals from various colleges come out of the Vice-Chancellorís office after the meeting at Panjab University, Sector 14, Chandigarh, on Monday

Students denied entry to administrative block
Chandigarh, June 11
Hundreds of students were today left surprised when their entry to the administrative block was denied by Panjab University authorities. The inquiry office didnít issue the gate pass to the students stating that it was Vice-Chancellorís order to not allow any student inside the administrative block.

Rush for admissions in govt schools
Chandigarh, June 11
Over 3,900 admission forms were sold on the second day to the students applying for Class XI in government schools in the city today. With a record sale of 9,500 prospectuses, earlier on the first day, it seems the students are going to face tough competition this year.

Parents fill in admission forms for Class XI; and (right) students queue up to submit their admission forms at Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, Chandigarh, on Monday
Parents fill in admission forms for Class XI; and (right) students queue up to submit their admission forms at Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, Chandigarh, on Monday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

class X result
Mohali's poor show matter of concern: PSEB chairman
Mohali, June 11
Mohali has recorded the lowest pass percentage among the districts of Punjab in the Class X examination of the Punjab School Education Board, the results of which were declared here today. Only one student from Mohali town and six from other parts of the district figured on the merit list of 398 examinees.

48 selected in placement drive
Panchkula, June 11
About 48 students were given offer letters by Moti Lal Jindal, president, Devi Dyal Group of Professional Institutions, at Barwala today. These final-year MBA and B Tech students have been selected by various companies during the campus placement drive in the college campus.

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Two factory workers killed, one injured
Dera Bassi, June 11
Two factory workers were killed and one injured after being crushed under the boundary wall of Rajasthan Liquor company, situated on Dera Bassi-Barwala road, which collapsed during the strong winds today morning. As per information, a few factory workers were standing near the wall at the time of the incident and got buried under the wall as it collapsed.

PSEB Class X results
13 more from Patiala in merit list
Patiala, June 11
Besides Jasvir Kaur, as many as 13 more students of Patiala have made it to the merit list released by the Punjab School Education Board for the class X results declared today.

Patiala village girl 10th in state
Patiala, June 11
Jasvir Kaur of Government High School, Gadapur, has topped the district by scoring 94.92 per cent marks in the Class X Punjab School Education Board, the results of which were declared today. Daughter of a tubewell operator Avtar Singh, she has scored overall 10th rank in the state.

Students of rural areas shine
Banur, June 11
Students of rural areas in Mohali have performed well in the Class X examination of the Punjab School Education Board. Rosy Braal, student of Shivalik Model School, Banur, stood first in Mohali district by securing 94.85 per cent marks. Her father is a labourer and her mother works as a peon in the same school where Rosy studied.

MC polls
Dist president loses, BJP receives jolt
Patiala, June 11
With BJPís tally down from nine to seven in the Patiala Municipal Corporation (MC) elections held for the 50 municipal wards yesterday, the internal bickering within the party and the simmering resentment among the party activists has come to the fore.

COURTS

Mahindra & Mahindra told to pay Rs 60,000 as compensation
Mohali, June 11
The local district consumer forum issued directions to Mahindra and Mahindra to pay a sum of Rs 60,000 as compensation including litigation costs due to deficiency in service and loss of income to its client, Harbans Singh, a resident of Dehri village in Ambala.

NIA court rejects petition by Samjhauta blast accused
Panchkula, June 11
The special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court today rejected the petition filed by Kamal Chauhan challenging his illegal detention by the NIA in the Samjhauta blast case.

CRIME

4 held in accident case
Chandigarh, June 11
An accident was reported between two cars near the IT Park today that led to a fight between car drivers, leading to arrest of four persons. According to the police, two employees of an IT company, Gurvinder Randhawa and Paramjeet Singh, were coming towards the IT Park when their vehicle met with an accident with an Alto car coming from the opposite side.

railway exams
2 more cases of impersonation reported
Chandigarh, June 11
Two more cases of impersonation were reported during the examination of Northern Railways for Class IV employees held on Sunday in Chandigarh. The accused were arrested by the Chandigarh police from Government Home Science College, Sector 10, which was one of the examination centres.

Gang of vehicle thieves busted
Mohali, June 11
The Mohali police has arrested two members of a gang of vehicle thieves and recovered five stolen cars and one motor cycle from them. The arrested gang-members are Mohammad Shamshad and Mohammad Irshad.

SPORTS

U-22 inter-district cricket tournament
Chandigarh in strong position
Chandigarh, June 11
A century by local batsman Gaurav Puri helped Chandigarh build up a strong total in their second innings against Jalandhar in the ongoing Punjab State Inter District cricket tourney for boys (U-22) today.

A batsman plays a shot during the match between Chandigarh and hosts Jalandhar on Monday. A Tribune photograph
A batsman plays a shot during the match between Chandigarh and hosts Jalandhar on Monday

CLTA-AITA Tennis tournament
Rishab beats Yuvraj in straight sets
Chandigarh, June 11
In the ongoing CLTA-AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament for boys and girls (U-12 and 16), tennis player Rishab Sharda overcame Yuvraj Singh Kooka in straight sets at the CLTA courts here today.
A player in action during the CLTA-AITA tournament in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari 

A player in action during the CLTA-AITA tournament in Chandigarh on Monday

Hockey stadiums in city lack infrastructure
Chandigarh, June 11
City Beautiful is known for its modern facilities and beautiful parks. But when it comes to maintaining and providing proper infrastructure in sports stadiums, it has nothing that can bring cheers to sports lovers.
Players practise at the hockey stadium in Sector 18, Chandigarh
Players practise at the hockey stadium in Sector 18, Chandigarh. Tribune photos: Manoj Mahajan
A view of the Astroturf at the hockey stadium in Sector 42, Chandigarh
A view of the Astroturf at the hockey stadium in Sector 42, Chandigarh.

Chandigarh Football League
Seven Star FC outplay Real FC
Chandigarh, June 11
On the second day of the ongoing Chandigarh Football League, the soccer team of Seven Star FC defeated Real FC in boys (U-12) category. The wining side overcame the rivals by 3-1. Striker Lovepreet displayed a prefect combination of speed and skill to score two goals for the wining side in the second half of the game.

Tennis tourney from June 16
Panchkula, June 11
The Ideal Tennis Academy will organise the first tricity tennis tournament at Manav Mangal School, Panchkula. The tournament will be organised in both boys and girls (U-10 and 16) categories.

Cricket trials
Panchkula, June 11
The Satluj Public School, Sector 4, will organise trials at school grounds to select cricket players for a summer cup. The trials will be conducted in two categories - boys (U-13) and boys (U-15).

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