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Diarrhoea claims another life
Chandigarh, July 2
Workers repair a leaking pipe at Mauli Jagran While the municipal corporation (MC) authorities stuck to the claim that the water being supplied to the Vikas Nagar locality of Mauli Jagran did not have any contamination, diarrhoea claimed one more life here today.
Workers repair a leaking pipe at Mauli Jagran


Post-drive, filth exposes claims of MC officials
Chandigarh, July 2
Heaps of garbage, overflowing gutters and choked drains with polythene bags, rags and plastic is what one sees in various colonies of the city after a routine sanitation drive and special drives were conducted by the health department in the past six months.
A water post, which was installed to supply potable water to residents of Colony Number 4, is located near an open sewerage pipe in Chandigarh

A water post, which was installed to supply potable water to residents of Colony Number 4, is located near an open sewerage pipe in Chandigarh

Patil pulls up senior officers over cadre war
Shivraj v Patil Chandigarh, July 2
Miffed over the cadre war among UT Administration officers belonging to the Punjab, Haryana and UT cadres, UT Administrator Shivraj V Patil today pulled up senior officers of all cadres on deputation to the UT Administration for an unpleasant scenario.
                                                                          Shivraj v Patil

Administrator holds public darbar
Chandigarh, July 2
The public darbar of UT Administrator Shivraj Patil witnessed 16 complainants turning up for today’s public hearing session at the UT Secretariat, Sector 9. Out of the 16 complaints, 13 were disposed off on the spot and the remaining have been marked to concerned departments for necessary action.

Sleepless nights for lessees
Chandigarh, July 2
The payment of service tax to the UT estate office on the conversion of industrial sites into commercial sites under the UT’s conversion policy is giving sleepless nights to lessees.

Traffic constable hit by car, dragged on bonnet
Chandigarh, July 2
A UT police constable on duty at a 'naka' was hit and dragged on the bonnet of a car by a student at the housing board traffic light point in Mani Majra here today.

Chlorinators at city tubewells non-functional
Chandigarh, July 2
It seems that the municipal corporation (MC) authorities are waiting for another incident of contaminated drinking water supply from tubewells because of non-functional chlorinators at the tubewells.

Residents face 18-hour power cuts
Chandigarh, July 2
Sanjay Sharma (82) of Sector 45 found it difficult to rest last night and this afternoon, courtesy unscheduled power cuts and a fault in the transformer. The sector had an 18-hour power cut today.

One bike stolen in city every 24 hours
Chandigarh, July 2
One bike is stolen every 24 hours in the city! The UT police is witnessing a steady rise in the number of bikes stolen over the years, with as many as 196 bikes stolen in the first six months this year.



50 years of PGI
A crowded block of the new OPD at the PGI in Chandigarh Premier institute excels despite new challenges
Chandigarh, July 2
More than 5,000 patients come to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research from different parts of the region, including Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, and parts of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, each day.
A crowded block of the new OPD at the PGI in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

With advanced facilities, PGI adds many firsts to its list of achievements

Celebrations to begin from July 7
Chandigarh, July 2
Cultural programmes will dot the inaugural function of the year-long celebrations of the PGI's golden jubilee year on July 7. A documentary on the 50-year journey of the PGI is also planned to be screened on the occasion. The Planning Commission Deputy Chairman, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, will be the chief guest at the function, and Union Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will be the guest of honour. All the former directors will be honoured during the occasion, and a commemorative stamp will be released.
An MC employee removes the torn Tricolour from the rooftop of a building at Phase VII in Mohali on Monday
An MC employee removes the torn Tricolour from the rooftop of a building at Phase VII in Mohali on Monday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Mohali Civil Hospital short of staff
Mohali, July 2
While a substantial increase in the number of outdoor and indoor patients is being recorded every year, the local Civil Hospital at Phase VI has been reeling under severe staff crunch.

Rainfall activity to increase after July 4
Chandigarh, July 2
The brief showers in certain parts of the tricity late last night brought cheers to the residents as the day temperature plummeted by about three degrees Celsius, giving relief from the severe heat conditions.

Malaria, diarrhoea cases: Slum areas on health dept's radar
Panchkula, July 2
With stone crushers remaining a non-starter in Burj Kotian near Surajpur, the migrant population has shifted to other areas of the district in search of greener pastures.

Fire at excise and taxation office
Mohali, July 2
Timely action by the fire department saved important documents from being destroyed in a fire that broke out in the building of excise and taxation office in Sector 69 here last night.

Tourism ministry offers to fund multi-level parkings
Chandigarh, July 2
With a view to promote tourism in Chandigarh, the Ministry of Tourism has offered to help the UT Administration in funding the multi-level parkings. The ministry could fund up to Rs 5 crore for the project.

Vehicle thefts on the rise in city
Chandigarh, July 2
In his complaint, Manjit Singh, a resident of Zirakpur, stated that his motorcycle (PB23E-0812) was stolen from outside Lala Lajpat Rai Bhawan in Sector 15 on June 26. In another incident, Manoj Kumar, a resident of Sector 28-C, reported that someone had stolen his Pulsar motorcycle (CH-01AB-7245) from outside his house in Sector 27-D, on June 26.

CBI sends voice samples in bribery case to CFSL
Chandigarh, July 2
The CBI today collected voice samples of ASI Desh Raj, who was arrested earlier this year in a case of bribery.


last day: Students fill in forms on the last day of Panjab University admissions in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Back to school: Students of Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, go back home after attending the first day of school after the summer vacations in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Pvt schools refuse to change timings
Chandigarh, June 2
While they may have extended summer holidays for primary classes, a majority of private schools have refused to go by UT education department's orders of rescheduling school timings of classes VI to XII.

Save Sukhna, implores Justice Sodhi
Chandigarh, July 2
Justice (retd) SS Sodhi, a distinguished legal luminary, public servant, author, a former Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court and president of The Tribune Trust, today, asked the Rotarians to find solution to the depressing state of Sukhna Lake.

English classics part of CBSE curriculum
Chandigarh, June 2
Out to inculcate and nurture reading among school children, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has introduced classic English novels as an integral part of curriculum of students from classes IX to XII from this session.


Power cuts
Kurali residents block road
Kurali, July 2
Irked over the frequent power cuts, over 100 residents of Kurali blocked the main road near the toll plaza last night.


Evening courts start functioning
Chandigarh, July 2
Two evening courts set up at the district courts began functioning today. As many as 60 traffic challans were disposed off. The courts, set up exclusively for the disposals of cheque dishonour cases, traffic challans and petty offences, functioned from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm today.


ASI's son duped of Rs 2.5 lakh
Mohali, July 2
An unidentified conman duped a son of Assistant Sub Inspector of Rs 2.5 lakh at a local bank here this afternoon.

One rape accused held
Mohali, July 2
The police today managed to arrest one of the two accused in a rape case, who had fled from the Sohana police station on Friday night.


A Ludhiana player plays a shot against Patiala in a four-day match during the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Championship at the PAU, LudhianaCity team beat Mohali by innings
Chandigarh, July 2
Living upto the expectations, the local cricket team drubbed Mohali by an innings in the ongoing Punjab State Inter-district Cricket Championship for boys (U-22) at the cricket stadium of Sector 16 here today.

A Ludhiana player plays a shot against Patiala in a four-day match during the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Championship at the PAU, Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Shree Shree Cricket Academy emerge victorious
Panchkula, July 2
In the final match of the ongoing Satluj Summer Cup League Cricket Tournament for boys (U-15), the team from Shree-Shree Cricket Academy, Sector 21, defeated Bharti Vij Cricket Academy, Sector 28, Chandigarh, by 5 wickets here toady.

Local player wins title in doubles
Chandigarh, July 2
Local tennis player Manjot Singh, partnering Eklavya of Kolkata, won the doubles event of the recently concluded AITA (National Ranking) tournament organised at the LK International School, Bawana, Delhi. Around 100 tennis players participated in the all-India level tourney. 

Players selected for Tafisa World Sports for All Games
Chandigarh, July 2
The Sports for All Federation of India, recognised by The Association for International Sports for All (TAFISA) and International Olympic committee (IOC), has selected 20 sports person to participate in the upcoming 5th Tafisa World Sports for All Games (Siauliai 2012), Lithuania, from July 5 to 11.


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