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Centre nod to airport expansion
Chandigarh, June 14
In a significant development related to the expansion of basic amenities at the upgraded domestic terminal of Chandigarh Airport, the Union Cabinet today approved a proposal of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to mutually exchange 2.50 acres of its land with that of the Chandigarh Administration.

PU student killed, another hurt in road mishap
Chandigarh, June 14
A 23-year-old girl student of Panjab University (PU) was killed, while another student of the university was seriously injured when the car in which they were travelling collided with a Himachal Roadways bus that was allegedly coming at a high speed at the Sectors 45-46-49-50 light-point during the wee hours on Thursday.


Power Cuts
Administration 'partial' towards VVIP sectors
Chandigarh, June 14
In the summers, while the densely populated southern sectors are witnessing long power cuts, the UT Administration has adopted a mechanism of load shedding convenient to the VVIPs of the city beautiful, residing in the northern sectors. The UT Administration has made elaborate arrangements to save these politicians, bureaucrats etc from power cuts. In the first formula, whenever a power breakdown occurs in the northern VIP sectors, which hardly occurs, the UT Administration restores power supply by drawing power from the sub-stations of the southern sectors.

Free parking
MC proposal rejected at F&CC meeting
Chandigarh, June 14
It seems that the municipal corporation (MC) is keen to restore the free parking pass facility in the city. Just after two weeks of cancelling all free parking passes, the MC Commissioner again proposed to issue free parking passes to 10 categories at the Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC) meeting held here today. However, after an objection was raised by both the Congress and BJP-SAD councillors, the issue was rejected by the committee.

'Over 32 per cent senior citizens victim of abuse in city'
Chandigarh, June 14
What has yet again highlighted the plight of old in the city is the fact that over 32 per cent of them are being constantly abused by their own children or near relatives. Elder Abuse is a single or repeated act or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship, where there is an expectation of trust which causes harm or distress to an older person. A recent survey report released by national NGO HelpAge India has highlighted the fact that irrespective of their economical and social status the city's elderly are yet to get their right place in the family.


Construction material prices up
Panchkula, June 14 The blanket ban on mining in the riverbeds in Haryana by the Punjab and Haryana High Court has taken a toll on the construction activity in the district, with both realtors and the common man feeling the pinch of unprecedented hike in the input costs.

Effect of hot weather:
A stretch of the Madhya Marg wears a deserted look around 1:30 pm in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

Chandigarh scan
Corporate BBA programme
The Millennium Academy of Professional Studies (MAPS) promoted by Educomp Raffles Higher Education Limited now will be offering Corporate BBA programme at its Chandigarh campus. The three-year BBA course has been designed to empower students through quality education, which gives an exposure to the real world practical problems. On successful completion of the course, the students would be provided BBA degree by the UGC recognised, NAAC-A grade university and a graduate diploma certificate by Educomp Raffles.

Strike by nursing staff at GMCH likely from today
Chandigarh, June 14
The strike by the nursing staff at the GMCH from tomorrow seems imminent. Union leaders and the hospital authorities failed to reach any agreement despite several rounds of talks since yesterday.

RWAs to maintain 1,600 parks
Chandigarh, June 14
The 1,600 neighbourhood parks of the municipal corporation (MC) will now be maintained by registered resident welfare associations (RWAs). This was decided during a meeting of the finance and contract committee, chaired by Mayor Raj Bala Malik, here today.

A view of dry leaves lying scattered at a park in Sector 44 of Chandigarh. Tribune Photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Neglected Mango Garden cries for maintenance
Mohali, June 14
Mango Garden, which has become quite popular with walkers, is not being maintained properly by the municipal corporation. Broken dustbins, damaged lights, heaps of dry leaves and polythene bags lying scattered in certain parts greet to those who visit the area. The board, displaying the name of the garden, has been broken and only a damaged metal fame exists now. Many garbage-dumping points also existed along the boundary of the garden much to the annoyance of residents.

Voluntary blood donors felicitated
Volunteers donate blood on the World Blood Donor Day at Chandigarh on Thursday.Chandigarh, June 14
The department of transfusion medicine at the PGIMER celebrated the World Blood Donor Day by organising three blood donation camps at the Blood Donation Complex in Advance Trauma Centre, PGI, Chandigarh, SGHS Eye Institute and Super-Specialty Hospital, Sohana, and at Karuna Sadan, UT Red Cross, Sector 11, here today.

Volunteers donate blood on the World Blood Donor Day at Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Councillor submits memorandum on monkey menace
Chandigarh, June 14
Ward-18 councillor Satinder Singh of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today met Deputy Chief Wildlife Warden Saurabh Kumar, submitted a memorandum regarding the monkey menace at Sectors 27 and 28 here and stressed on the need for prompt action.

Union Railway Minister Mukul Roy (left) is welcomed by Rajya Sabha MP KD Singh at Sector 26 in Chandigarh on Thursday. TMCís party office in UT
Chandigarh, June 14
To make its presence felt in the region, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) today opened its party office here today. Railway Minister Mukul Roy, who inaugurated the party office, said party MP and industrialist KD Singh would be the point man for the expansion of the party in the region.

Trinamool office in UT: Union Railway Minister Mukul Roy (left) is welcomed by Rajya Sabha MP KD Singh at Sector 26 in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

Mayor meets meat-sellers
Chandigarh, June 14
Mayor Raj Bala Malik was forced to meet a delegation of meat-sellers in the sweltering heat here today as there was no electricity supply to the office of the municipal corporation (MC) till this afternoon.

10 cattle impounded
Chandigarh, June 14
Speeding its efforts to make roads of the City Beautiful safer, municipal corporation employees have impounded nearly 10 buffaloes and cows here yesterday.

Two more cases of cholera in UT
Chandigarh, June 14 Two more cases of cholera were reported from the union territory today. With this, the total number of patients went up to four.


BCom Admissions
2,900 apply online on Day 1
Chandigarh, June 14
The first day of BCom admissions in PU affiliated colleges at Chandigarh and Ludhiana witnessed a huge response with around 2,900 students applying online for the admission till evening for around 4,000 seats in all colleges.

PU postpones interviews for posts of clerk, peon
Chandigarh, June 14
Panjab University (PU) today postponed interviews of clerks, which were supposed to begin from tomorrow.


Acute power scarcity in Kalka, Pinjore
Kalka, June 14
Residents of Kalka, Pinjore and hundreds of villages of the adjoining area have been facing acute power scarcity these days. They alleged that the power shortage problem has put life out of gear.

Air Commodore Patnaik takes charge at AF station Ambala
Ambala, June 14
Air Commodore DK Patnaik VM took over the command of Air Force Station Ambala on 14 Jun 12 from Air Commodore PN Kaushik VM in an impressive ceremonial parade.

5 employees suspended
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 14 Ajit Singh Kohar, Minister for Transport raided the office of District Transport Officer (DTO), here today. At 9 am, minister was in the office of the DTO, he summoned the attendance register and found that out of total 10 employees posted in office, five were found absent, whereas those, working illegally in office as agents of officials fled away.

Rs 1 lakh snatched
Ambala, June 14
Two motorcycle borne youths snatched Rs 1 lakh form an elderly woman here today.


Constable Ram Niwas is taken to a court in Chandigarh on Thursday.Bribe charge
Constable in 14-day judicial custody
Chandigarh, June 14
A local court today sent Chandigarh Police constable Ram Niwas to 14-day judicial custody. The CBI caught him accepting a bribe of Rs 1,000 from a juice-vendor at the Azad Market in Sector 20 here last evening.

Constable Ram Niwas is taken to a court in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune Photo: Parvesh Chauhan


Three men create ruckus, attack watchman
Panchkula, June 14
Three unidentified men attacked the watchman of a house in posh area at Sector 6 late last night. At the time of the incident there were only women in the house and the landlady made a distress call to a security agency, which arrived at the site within minutes forcing the accused to flee from the site.

Two accidents reported in city
Chandigarh, June 14
Two persons have been injured in separate road accidents in the city. Ram Vikas Mauria of Sector 39 reported that the driver of a car sped away after hitting him yesterday.

Bag snatched
Chandigarh, June 14
A case of snatching has been reported from Sector 38 here. Nainshi Bhardwaj of Sector 40 reported that two unidentified persons on a motorcycle sped away after snatching her bag.

House burgled
Chandigarh, June 14
A case of theft has been reported from Sector 21 here. The thieves decamped with household goods and cash.


Junior football camp to target 2,500 students in city
Chandigarh, June 14
Five teenagers will be selected from 120 cities in India from over 700 schools for an international football camp to be held in Munich, Germany, in August.

(From left) Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance regional manager Tushar Seth, senior regional manager Manish Kumar and Chandigarh Football Academy chief coach Harjinder Singh at a press conference in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

UD gaur final
HDFC Bank, Godrej CC to clash
Panchkula, June 14
A superb batting display by Punjab Ranji player Simrat Bawa (72 off 51 balls) enabled HDFC Bank to beat MG Contractors by 32 runs and enter the final of the 2nd Tricity Premier League Cricket Tournament for the UD Gaur Trophy organised by the Chandigarh Sports Club at the Sector 3 cricket stadium here today.

Ropar register win
Chandigarh, June 14
Ropar won the two-day match on the basis of the first innings lead against Fatehgarh Sahib in the ongoing U-22 Inter-District Cricket Tournament held at Ropar here today.

Tennis meet
CLTA trainees book berth in finals
Chandigarh, June 14
CLTA trainees enter the final of all events, including U-12, U-16 and double events of the CLTA-AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament for boys and girls being organised by the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA) at Sector 10.

Hot weather trophy
Saupinís to lock horns with APJ academy in final
Chandigarh, June 14
The Saupinís Cricket Academy defeated DPS Club by 26 runs in the first semifinal match to enter the final of the 2nd Hot Weather Trophy.

Fatehgarh Sahib pile up 270 runs
Chandigarh, June 14
A brilliant batting performance by skipper Daksh Aggarwal (66 runs) and his 61-run opening wicket partnership with his younger brother, Karan, enabled Fatehgarh Sahib to pile up 270 runs in the first innings against Nawanshaher in the ongoing Punjab U-22 Inter-District Cricket Tournament at Nawanshaher here today.


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