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Jan Aushadhi Stores a cropper
Chandigarh, June 30
Though actor Aamir Khan’s batting for generic medicines in one of his shows of "Satyamev Jayte" has made the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare announce that these medicines will be made available soon in all government hospitals of the country, the fact remains that one such scheme of the ministry has already flopped, at least in the tricity.
The Jan Aushdhi store wears a deserted look, while the adjacent chemist shop has a good stock of medicines and customers’ rush at the GMSH-16, Chandigarh The Jan Aushdhi store wears a deserted look, while the adjacent chemist shop has a good stock of medicines and customers’ rush at the GMSH-16, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan


Drug store to reopen in Civil Hospital
Mohali, June 30
The sole chemist shop closed for over 18 months on the premises of the local Civil Hospital will now be run by the District Red Cross Society on the Jan Aushadhi pattern providing medicines at discounted rates to patients.

House surgeons to get Rs 31,500 now
Chandigarh, June 30
Fulfilling a long-pending demand of the Government Multi-Speciality Hospital (GMSH) authorities, the Chandigarh Administration has increased the salary of house surgeons to Rs 31,500 per month.

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Two evening courts set up in district courts
Chandigarh, June 30
In an effort to decrease the mounting pendency of cases, two evening courts have been set up for the first time at the district courts of the city. These courts have been constituted exclusively for the disposal of cheque-dishonour cases, traffic challans and petty offences.


Basic amenities lacking
Mohali, June 30
With the open sewers, pot-holed roads and absence of streetlights, the local industrial area, particularly in the Phase VII here, is crying for basic amenities. A random survey in the area revealed that sewerage system at several places was blocked as there were no covers and sand and other construction material was going down there resulting in to chocking these.

An open manhole and (right) a nullah at Phase VII Industrial Area in Mohali
An open manhole and (right) a nullah at Phase VII Industrial Area in Mohali. Tribune photos: Vicky Gharu

Real estate slump: HUDA auction may get lukewarm response again
Panchkula, June 30
In view of a slump in property prices in the town, the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) is likely to get a lukewarm response during the auction to be held in July.

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RTI Act only on paper
Chandigarh, June 30
It seems that the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005, is best implemented on papers in the UT estate office. An order passed by the assistant official-cum-appellate authority in the UT estate office to the SDO (building) to provide information about the TDI Mall in Sector 17 to an applicant by March has not been implemented.

Sanitation drive at 2 colonies next week
Chandigarh, June 30
A special sanitation drive will be conducted at the Bapu Dham Colony, Sector 26, and Dadu Majra next week as a number of complaints about insanitary conditions in the areas have been received.

House gutted in Sec 37
Chandigarh, June 30
The ground floor of house number 1040 in Sector 37 gutted this morning. The Fire Department received a call at 7:43 am that a fire had broke out in the house after which four fire engines were sent to the spot. After struggling for an hour, the fire team was able to put off the fire.

A man inside his gutted house at Sector 37 in Chandigarh where a fire broke out on Saturday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan
A man inside his gutted house at Sector 37 in Chandigarh where a fire broke out on Saturday

“Rules followed in darusti girdwari”
Mohali, June 30
Former DGP Paramdeep Singh Gill claimed that the “darusti girdwari” of 157-acre land in the Saini Majra village was done in accordance with the law. “No violation of any law and the plantation has been done by the proprietors before delivering possession to me,” said Gill in his press statement.


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Over 11,000 allocated seats
Chandigarh, June 30
As expected, the first cut-off list for admissions to city government schools was CGPA 10. Though the list released by the education department today allocated seats to over 11,000 candidates, it left over 7,000 students unhappy about not making it to their preferred schools. Moreover, around 4500 could not get a seat anywhere.

Admissions in DAV College till July 7
Chandigarh, June 30
While the admission process in government colleges in the city ended today, the last date for applying in DAV College, one of the most popular colleges in Chandigarh as well as the neighboring states, is open till July 7.

Students visit DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh for admissions. Tribune photo: S Chandan
Students visit DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh for admissions

PU devises plan to curb ragging
Chandigarh, June 30
Panjab University has new plans to curb ragging on the campus in the coming session. This year all the new-comers to PU will have exclusive blocks in the hostels where only freshers would be allotted rooms with a security guard keeping an eye.


Water samples fail at diarrhoea-affected village
Dera Bassi, June 30
Water samples of diarrhoea affected Tiwana village were found failed. The samples had been taken from water supply pipes, tanks and hand pumps of the village. Civil Surgeon Mohali Dr Usha Bansal said that report of water samples had shown that water was not suitable for drinking purpose.

33 get jobs in campus placement
Banur, June 30
As many as 33 students of Shaheed Udham Singh College, Banur, were offered job letters by Max Media Technologies during a campus placement drive held in the college campus.


Property dealer booked for fraud
Chandigarh, June 30
The UT police yesterday booked Mohali-based property dealer Surinder Kumar Saraswati for duping Panjab University employee Davinder Singh Rathore of Rs 36.83 lakh. Rathore reported that Saraswati had helped him sell his property at Kharar and promised that the money earned would be invested somewhere at Kansal village in Mohali.

Five arrested in assault case
Chandigarh, June 30
The Chandigarh Police today arrested five residents of Patiala on the complaint of Rajinder Singh, also a resident of Patiala. The Sector 3 police station SHO Neeraj Sarna said Rajinder had complained that accused, identified as Sukhwinder Singh, Harsimran Singh, Amrinder Singh, Jarnail Singh and Pushpinder Singh, had some money dispute with the complainant.

Man held for stealing laptop
Chandigarh, June 30
The police has arrested a person for stealing a laptop from Panjab University’s AC Joshi Library. The laptop was stolen on June 28. According to the police, a complaint was filed by Satnam Singh, a resident of Jalandar district, stating that his laptop had been stolen from the library.

Middleman arrested in NDA recruitment scam
Panchkula, June 30
High drama was witnessed when a large number of vehicles with red beacon atop arrived at the Swastik Vihar area near the Mansa Devi Complex area here late in the evening today and arrested a middleman in the National Defence Academy recruitment scam.

Motorcyclist killed in accident
Chandigarh, June 30
A person died in a road accident near the Zirakpur barrier after the two-wheeler he was riding was hit by a recklessly driven tractor. Meanwhile, two cyclists were injured in separate accidents.

CRPF constable commits suicide at police station
Chandigarh, June 30
A 27-year-old CRPF constable allegedly committee suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan in his room at the Sector 39 police station last night. The constable has been identified as Anish Kumar, who hailed from Kerala.

Kashmiri students beaten up at Barwala
Panchkula, June 30
Kashmiri students studying at Swami Devi Dayal College of Engineering and Information Technology (SDDIET) Professional, Barwala, were allegedly beaten up in the college hostel late last night.

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Woman arrested for fraud
Zirakpur, June 30
Involved in the forgery of crores on the pretext of sending the youths abroad, owner of Mohali based Jet international company, Jyoti alias Dolly Arora was today arrested from Zirakpur.

Dolly Arora alias Jyoti in the police custody at Dera Bassi on Saturday. Photo by writer

Dolly Arora alias Jyoti in the police custody at Dera Bassi on Saturday


City score 477 runs on day one
Chandigarh, June 30
Batsmen of Chandigarh team scored a total of 477 runs against Mohali on the first day of the ongoing Inter-District Cricket Tournament for Boys (U-22). The day witnessed a total of three brilliant centuries by Jaskaranveer Singh, Shivam Bhambri and Gurinder Singh at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium here today.

Chandigarh lads lift trophy
Chandigarh, June 30
The local cricket team won the three-match series after defeating Bhiwani district by 78 runs at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, here today. After electing to bat first, the wining side scored a healthy total of 246 runs before getting all out in the 49th over.
A batsman in action during a cricket match at Government Senior Secondary School in Chandigarh on Saturday
A batsman in action during a cricket match at Government Senior Secondary School in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Pravesh Chauhan



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