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UT short of ideas on saving Sukhna Lake
Chandigarh, June 24
Years after dabbling in more than half a dozen proposals and half-hearted exercises in desilting, the Chandigarh Administration has been unable to even decide on a clear line of action in saving its pristine water beauty, the Sukhna Lake.

A view of the parched bed around the island at the Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Sunday.
A view of the parched bed around the island at the Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune Photos: Pradeep Tewari


Dead fish lie on lake bed
Chandigarh, June 24
Scores of dead fish were seen this morning in small pools that emerged on the Sukhna bed following the unprecedented drying up of the lake this summer. Ducks, too, were having a tough time in their movement for food because those had to walk long distances to get pools of their choice.

Earlier attempts that Failed
We are trying all options to find a definite solution, but have not been able to reach a consensus plan yet. We are studying how many old lakes survived and trying a local solution. We are also expecting results on the nature of the weeds and an effective mechanism in controlling those during a visit by the director of the National Institute of Hydrology. — KK Sharma, Adviser to Administrator

Labourer crushed to death
Chandigarh, June 24
A labourer was crushed to death under the weight of goods loaded in a Tata Magic here today. Ram Saroop was killed after the vehicle (CH01TA-2182) hit a tree near the Government Model School at Dadu Majra and a bed fell on him. The police arrested Rampal, the driver of the vehicle, and booked him in a case of causing death due to negligence under Section 304-A of the IPC.




Open house response
House tax cannot be linked with grant-in-aid
There has been a serious controversy erupted recently between the Chandigarh administration and the Municipal Corporation Chandigarh over imposing house tax in the city. The adamant attitude of the Chandigarh Administration to impose house tax on the residents who are already facing skyrocketing prices especially after the presentation of Union budget where service tax has been increased from 10 to 12 per cent and consequently there has been an alarming rise almost in every daily use of items is unwarranted and uncalled for.

Who will check them?
Defying the defacement Act, posters of student leaders on the layout plan of Sector 26, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Naval version of light combat aircraft
CSIO gadget for Tejas to be tested in July
Chandigarh, June 24
The head-up display (HUD) for the naval version of the Tejas light combat aircraft is scheduled to be flight-tested next month. The naval version of the aircraft had undertaken its maiden test flight on April 27.

G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit
Training must to raise funds, suggest participants
Chandigarh, June 24
City entrepreneurs have become key contributor for exchange of ideas for developing entrepreneurship across the world. Having returned from Mexico after attending the G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit (YES), they are confident G20 economies would help define and promote practices to create a new and better global entrepreneurship environment.

IDFC running into huge losses
Chandigarh, June 24 The Industrial Development-cum-Facility Centre (IDFC) set by the Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation (CITCO) for the promotion of industries is running in to huge losses. As the machinery procured to test material for their physical and chemical properties lies unused, the centre has incurred a loss of over Rs one crore in the last three years.

Chandigarh scan
Slash in power price demanded
Students perform during the celebration of second anniversary of ‘Anti-Crime Anti-Corruption Cell’ at Tagore Threatre in Chandigarh on Sunday. Ajay Jagga, president of the local unit of Janata Party has said that the schedule of power cuts released by the electricity department is arbitrary, discriminatory and violative of the Article 14 of the Constitution of India, as all equals are not being treated as equals, because the power cuts are not imposed on all in a uniform manner.

Students perform during the celebration of second anniversary of ‘Anti-Crime Anti-Corruption Cell’ at Tagore Threatre in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Private doctors on strike today
Chandigarh, June 24
Protesting against the implementation of Clinical Establishment Act, private doctors have decided to go on a strike tomorrow. A nationwide one day strike is being called and doctors in Chandigarh will keep their clinics, diagnostic centers and hospitals closed on June 25, said Dr Ramnik Bedi, president of Indain Medical Association, Chandigarh.

QUENCHING THIRST: Birds sit around a pot filled with water in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: S. Chandan

Jumbo solution to water scarcity:
As the city reels under a water crisis, residents are replacing small water tanks with large ones. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari
Candidates for railway exam take a risky ride at Phase VII in Mohali on Sunday.
Candidates for railway exam take a risky ride at Phase VII in Mohali on Sunday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu
A wet road stretch at Sector 22 following rain in Chandigarh on Sunday night.
At last: A wet road stretch at Sector 22 following rain in Chandigarh on Sunday night. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

CHB rally gains support
Chandigarh, June 24
The inhabitants of the rehabilitation colonies and members of Pind Bachao Sangarsh Committee have joined the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) in getting the need- based changes approved. The support came during the sixth mobilization rally of the CHB Residents Federation held in Sector 29 here this evening.

Heat wave to continue for two days
Chandigarh, June 24
The residents in the tricity region continued to reel under the severe heat and humid conditions and the weather office has predicted that such conditions would prevail for the coming two or three days.

No water in Sector 7 for fifth day running
Chandigarh, June 24
The taps in many Sector 7 houses were dry for the fifth consecutive day today. While the Municipal Corporation officials say that the fault lies in the old pipeline in the government quarters laid by the CPWD, the residents disagree.

Tall ask for PCL
Mohali, June 24
Due to not incorporating the suitable interest clause in the agreement for the recovery of interest in case of delay in payment of amount by its customer, the Punjab Communications Limited (PCL) finds it hard recovering its outstanding amount of Rs 21.96 crores from its certain customers.

Coaching Centre-32 register win
Chandigarh, June 24
A fine all-round performance by Shivanshu Sood (unbeaten 49 runs and 2 wickets) helped the Coaching Centre of Sector 32 to record third consecutive win in the ongoing junior cricket cup here. The team defeated Bhart Vij academy (A) by 25 runs.

SGFI gets new joint secretary
Chandigarh, June 24
The Executive and General Council Meeting of School Games Federation Of India (SGFI), affiliated to the International School Games Federation, and recognised by Indian Olympic Association and the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, has appointed PS Brar, State Sports Organiser, Education Department, Chandigarh, as the joint secretary of the SGFI. Rajeev Tandon, Assistant Education Officer (Sports), Education Department, has been nominated as a member of international tour committee of SGFI.


Students stranded, PU awaits official communication
Chandigarh, June 24
The vocational electives being offered by the Central Board of Secondary Education at the senior secondary level have become a bane of many students in the region who are aspiring to get admission in Panjab University and its affiliated colleges as they find themselves ineligible for many courses offered by the university.

Goof-up in OCET
Chandigarh, June 24
Eighteen of the 75 questions that came in the LLM entrance exam under the O-CET held at Panjab University last week were exactly same as those in the O-CET 2009. Not only the multiple choice questions were same, the options accompanying most of these questions were also the same as in the 2009 examination.

UGC-NET held on new pattern
Chandigarh, June 24
Over 22,000 students from all over the region appeared in the National Eligibility Test conducted by the University Grants Commission at Panjab University today. For the first time the candidates were given the carbon copies of the OMR sheets which would help them in calculating their scores.

PU Admissions
Admission schedule for law department released
Chandigarh, June 24
The schedule for admission in the law department at Panjab University was released today. The last date for receipt of admission forms is July 2, as per the schedule. The provisional merit list would be displayed on July 10. The interviews of the candidates would be held on July 11. The merit list of candidates under all the reserved categories except sports category would be displayed on July 12, and the interviews would be held the following day.


Police Lines complex inaugurated
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 24
The district police is working round the clock to make Fatehgarh Sahib crime free district as well as to protect the life and property of the people. The reason behind the crime is drugs and frustration among youths, so it is our moral duty to wage a war against the drugs and to help the police in curbing the crime and criminals.

Farmers continue paddy transplantation in absence of rain
Dera bassi, June 24
Though no rain and sign of raining weather was witnessed till now but farmers have been continuing their move of paddy transplantation. Most farmers have preferred paddy transplantation through manual way. After visiting the area it was found that labourers from Bihar, Uttarpadesh and Nepal were doing this work manually. Some labourers of Nepal who were engaged in paddy transplantation work in the fields near Dappar village on Sunday said that they had come here one week ago and planted paddy saplings in 14 acre area.

Health department to spent Rs 36 crore on cancer patients
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 24
The health department will ensure the presence of doctors in all the hospital and dispensaries from 8 am to 2 pm and that there would be no shortage of medicines and all the 593 vacancies of doctors are being fulfilled.

Dr Jagbir Singh achieves rare honour
Patiala, June 24
The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi, has selected Dr Jagbir Singh, professor, Department of Zoology and Environmental Sciences, as an expert member on Programme Advisory Committee on animal sciences (PAC). The PAC has been constituted under Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), which is statutory body under DST.

New district TB centre
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 24
There was no TB center in the Fatehgarh Sahib district and the OPD (Out Patient Department) of the Civil Hospital, Fatehgarh Sahib, which is very congested used to have great risk of the TB infection. An abandoned and neglected old building has been renovated and full-fledged district TB center has been established in this building, said Dr Gurmail Singh Chahal, Civil Surgeon.

Doctors on strike today
Ambala, June 24
Around 250 doctors of Ambala district affiliated to IMA will observe strike on June 25 to protest against amendments to the Clinical Establishment Act, 2010, and National Commission for Human Resources for Health (NCHRH) Bill, 2011, proposed by the Union Health Ministry.

FIR registered against BJP leaders after 15 months
Dera Bassi, June 24 The local police has booked half a dozen persons including BJP leaders on charges of attacking a local resident 15 months ago following the directions of a local court.

Competitions for children organised
Dera Bassi, June 24
Sant Nirankari Mandal Lalru has organised competitions of children of nearby villages and towns on the social issues. Hundreds of children had taken part in the competitions. Children had presented plays, songs and skits against social evils and promoted brotherhood.

Boy drowns in water tank
Ambala, June 24
A 19-year-old boy was drowned in a water tank, which is used for storing the canal water. The deceased has been identified as Bharat Bhushan, a resident of Rangia Mandi. According to the information, Bharat and two of his friends had gone to take bath in the tank this noon.

Man dies after falling from roof
Dera Bassi, June 24
A man was allegedly killed after falling from the roof here in Dera Bassi. The deceased has been identified as 32-year-old Bikram Singh who was employed at a local industry here.


Immigration frauds
Four cases registered
Mohali, June 24
The local police has registered at least four cases against various travel agents in connection with immigration fraud here today. The accused included Neena Sharma, an owner of Gur Kripa consultancy, GS Grewal, Monica, Rahul Sharma, Prince Dewan and others, all officials of Rawail Group, Phase 6, and Daljit Singh, a resident of Sector 70.

One booked for impersonation in railway exam
Chandigarh, June 24
The local police arrested one person for impersonation during the Railway Recruitment Exam held today. The accused, Arun Kumar, a resident of Parnala village, Jhajhar district, Haryana, was arrested from the school. He was appearing on behalf of Pawan Kumar, resident of Naurangabad village, Bhiwani district, Haryana.


11-year-old local budding golfer going places
Chandigarh, June 24
To achieve an aim, one needs patience, dedication, family support, and knowledge of the goal. For local golfer Aadil Bedi, all this came at the age of 11. He might have a long journey to complete, but for him golf is the ultimate pleasure.
At the age of four, Aadil started showing his interest towards the game and after seven years he achieved the feat with putting himself among the top 10 golfers in the recently held British Junior Masters at Scotland. Participating in the C-category in the national IGU Circuit, the golfer won Rajastan Junior Golf held at Jaipur, finished second runners-up at Haryana Junior Golf championship, Gurgaon, and secured third ranking in the IGU merit list.

PU team win tournament
Chandigarh, June 24
The club football team of Panjab University defeated the Santanders Football Club to win the UT Fotbol Campeonato — knock-out, seven-a-side football competition -- held at the football stadium in Sector 17 here today. Defender Sukhdeep Singh scored two goals for the Punjab University (I) team.
Earlier, the Mohali ‘A’ team went down in the first semifinal against Santanders. Striker Navjot scored the solitary goal of the game to put his team ahead early on. In the second semifinal match, the Punjab University (I) team defeated the Crazy Football Club 3-0. Jaspreet, Sahib Singh and Jashan scored one goal each.

Players in action during the final match at the Sports Complex in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Chandigarh football league
Real FC face 7-Stars in under-12 final
Chandigarh, June 24
Real Football Club defeated Punjab Panthers 3-0 to enter the finals of boys (U-12) category in the ongoing Chandigarh Football League here today. Harmeet scored the opening goal for Real FC from a penalty kick. Later, Rajesh ensured the team’s victory by scoring two field goals. Real FC would meet 7-Stars in the finals.


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