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Power woes
Admn gets booster dose
Chandigarh, June 11
The Electricity Department of the Chandigarh Administration, which is finding it difficult to meet the demand and supply gap, today heaved a sigh of relief when the Ministry of Power allocated around 30 MW of power to the UT Administration from its unallocated quota.

Temple stands tall on un-allotted land
Chandigarh, June 11
A temple stands tall on an un-allotted prime land in Sector 10-A despite directives by the Ministry of Home Affairs to frame a time-bound strategy to demolish or relocate unauthorised religious structures. Not only this, the temple authorities are continuously encroaching upon the adjoining land. If one goes by the record of the UT Estate Office, the area of Pracheen Shiv Mandir and Community Hall has increased from 66 sq yards to 630 sq yards over the past few years.




Srinagar-bound passengers grounded at city airport, allege harassment
Chandigarh, June 11
Passengers on board the Chandigarh-Srinagar SpiceJet aircraft had to return from Jammu following bad weather conditions in Srinagar. The SpiceJet flight, which was schedule to take off from the Chandigarh airport at 1.10 pm, left the city at 2.30 pm. The flight with 220 passengers on board could not land at the Srinagar airport and returned to the city at 3.30 pm.

The harried passengers at the Chandigarh airport on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Punjab, Haryana owe Rs 7.24 cr to PGI
Chandigarh, June 11
The governments of Punjab and Haryana owe Rs 7.24 crore to the PGIMER on account of annual bed charges. The PGIMER waives the cost of admission to the government employees of Punjab and Haryana, but the governments are supposed to pay the annual bed cost to the institution. In its audit report for 2011-12, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) had calculated the debt at Rs 462.72 lakh, which has now escalated to Rs 7.24 crore.


Patient records at PGI go digital
Chandigarh, June 11
Patients struggling in long queues and shuttling between various buildings of the PGIMER for treatment are in for some relief now. Kicking off the computerisation process, the hospital has successfully uploaded demographic details of all 37,97,919 patients who visited the PGIMER OPDs in the past 2.5 years and also those admitted to the institution over these years.

A file photo of the New OPD Block at the PGI, Chandgarh.

Mohali robbery
Police quizzes victim, finds contradictions in statement
Mohali, June 11
The Mohali police will check the calls made by Pawan Kumar to ascertain the veracity of his claims regarding the yesterday’s incident in which, according to him, four miscreants snatched a bag containing Rs 9 lakh from him. The victim was quizzed by the police for several hours today. The police has found several contradictions in Pawan’s statement, raising doubts about his involvement in the case.

Dust storm followed by showers lashed Chandigarh on Tuesday afternoon bringing down the mercury to 33.3 degrees Celsius, six notches below normal. Respite from heat: Dust storm followed by showers lashed Chandigarh on Tuesday afternoon bringing down the mercury to 33.3 degrees Celsius, six notches below normal. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Towns fail to reach consensus on Mayor
Panchkula, June 11
Bringing Pinjore, Kalka and neighbouring villages under the jurisdiction of Panchkula Municipal Corporation has led to a divide over the selection of Mayor. While six of the twenty wards, from Ward Nos. 1 to 6 fall in the Kalka and Pinjore area, the remaining fourteen fall within the Panchkula town.

Deep complex
BSP leaders seek Patil’s intervention
Chandigarh, June 11
A delegation of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) today met the UT Administrator, Shivraj V Patil, and urged him to issue instructions to the UT Administration and Municipal Corporation for providing water supply and sewerage lines in Deep Complex, Hallo Majra. The members told the Administrator that despite his previous directions, the Administration had only approved water lines and not sewerage lines.

Power woes irk city residents
Chandigarh, June 11
City residents continued to face power woes today, with cuts ranging from four to six hours affecting various parts of the city today. Residents of Sectors 18, 23, 46, and 37 besides Mani Majra, Dhanas and Khuda Ali Sher faced power cuts today.

Internal rift
Congress-backed candidates seek BJP, INLD support
Panchkula, June 11
In a bid to make their favourite candidate the Mayor, certain members from both the Selja group and MLA DK Bansal group, reportedly, are tying up with the rival parties: BJP and INLD. Although, 14 Congress-backed councillors could have found majority for selecting the Mayor of the 20-member Municipal Corporation, the internal rift has diminished those chances.

Home Guards volunteer rewarded
Chandigarh, June 11
The UT police today rewarded Home Guards Volunteer Jatinder Singh who had a narrow escape on the night of June 8 when he along with Inspector Sucha Singh were being brutally stabbed.

Land pooling scheme
GMADA issues letters of intent
Mohali, June 11
The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has started issuing the Letter of Intents (LoIs) to the landowners whose land was acquired for the development of Sectors 88 and 89, under the land pooling scheme. The GMADA had acquired a total of 662.80 acres of land from several villages including Sohana, Lakhnour, Berampur, Manakmajra and Landran.

100 challans issued to violators
Chandigarh, June 11
In a special anti-encroachment drive, the enforcement wing of the Municipal Corporation today removed encroachments from the Industrial Area, Phase I, Sectors 17, 19 and 22. The enforcement wing issued 100 challans to the violators. During the drive, the enforcement team found dumped material, including heavy iron sheets, iron poles etc in the Industrial Area, Phase I.

The MC enforcement wing removes illegal encroachment in Industrial Area, Phase I, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

68 police officials transferred
Chandigarh, June 11
A reshuffle took place in the UT police in which total 68 officials of the Chandigarh police have been transferred, including four Inspectors, three Sub-Inspectors, 22 Head Constables and 39 Constables. Three Station House Officers have been given temporary charge.

Chandigarh club
Suspended 69 staff told to join duties
Chandigarh, June 11
The management of the Chandigarh Club, who had suspended around 69-staff members for removing their shirts in front of guests while protesting, today appealed to all absentee staff members to join their duties immediately to ensure smooth functioning of the club.

Inspector’s death
SP, Traffic, donates five days salary to family
Chandigarh, June 11
A meeting of the entire traffic police force was convened by Maneesh Chaudhery, UT SP (Traffic), at the police headquarters in Sector 9 today.

Theft accused accuses Panchkula police of torture
Panchkula, June 11
A theft accused alleged that he was given electric shocks during his one-day police remand. Sunny, who reportedly committed seven thefts in the town, made these allegations before the court today. However, the medical examination did not reveal any shock marks.

24-hr water supply in 7 Mohali villages
Mohali, June 11
Mohali has become the first district in the state to have round-the-clock water supply in seven villages.


PU-affiliated colleges
New criteria mooted for selection of faculty
Chandigarh, June 11
In a major change made in the criteria for the selection of faculty in PU-affiliated colleges, for the first time the applicants applying for the posts will also be getting weightage for their participation in extra-curricular activities as a student. The committee formed by the university to redefine the selection criteria had also revised the weightage of marks given for essential qualification and allowed the colleges to screen the applications and shortlist them for interviews.

Mission Admission
Providing quality education to students
Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector 42, Chandigarh
Established in 1982, the college aspires to provide quality education to students for their overall personality development so that they can effectively meet the challenges of the modern life.

Post Graduate Government College for Girls-42, Chandigarh.

Government college staff get lessons in e-governance
Chandigarh, June 11
The Department of Information Technology conducted an exclusive two-day training-cum-workshop of government college staff of the UT on e-governance campus solution, which will be launched in five government colleges from the next academic session. The training concluded today at the SPIC-Centre of Excellence, PEC Campus. This training is seventh in the series on e-governance and is one of the activities under the National e-Governance Plan.

Eight students make Mohali institute proud
Mohali, June 11
Eight students of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Armed Forces Preparatory Institute at Sector 76, here, have found berths in the final merit list for the 130 NDA Course. The merit list was released by the UPSC recently. Major-General BS Grewal (retd), director of the academy, claimed that the result of the academy in its very first year was better than that of any other school, including the Sainik Schools, in the region.

Class XI admission
Over 10,000 prospectuses sold on Day 1
Chandigarh, June 11
Over 10,000 prospectuses for admission to Class XI in various local government schools were sold on the first day here today. The forms are available at Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 10, GMSSS, Sector 28, GMSSS, Sector 37-D, GMSSS, Sector 46, GMSSS, Modern Complex, Mani Majra, and Government Girls Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 20-B.

Students wait in a long queue to buy admission forms at Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 20, in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Chandigarh varsity sets up training academy
Mohali, June 11
To meet the demand for skilled hands in the state, Chandigarh University at Gharuan has set up an Oracle Academy on its campus here.


Robbers make failed bid to break into ATMs
Ambala, June 11
Unidentified robbers made a failed attempt to break into the ATMs of Syndicate Bank and Axis Bank at Bazaar Basti Ram in the heart of Ambala City in the wee hours this morning. The robbers disconnected the CCTV camera and also broke the cover of the ATM, but could not take any cash from it. Some of the tools, including a cutter and screwdrivers, used to break the machine were recovered from the spot.

Pbi team visits Mohindra college
Patiala, June 11
An inspection team headed by Professor JS Pasricha sent by Punjabi University, Patiala, visited Government Mohindra College, Patiala, here today to inspect the available infrastructure and other facilities required to run various new courses, the demand for which has been put up by the college authorities.

15 students get placements
Dera Bassi, June 11
The Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology invited India Dyechem, Delhi, for the recruitment of BTech (ME) final-year students. In the pre-placement talk, Tanya, HR manager of the company, told the students about various products of the company.

School holds dance workshop
Dera Bassi, June 11
Sri Sukhmani International School, Dera Bassi, organised a special dance workshop during summer vacations. The aim of the workshop was to improve the personality of students and give them a platform to explore their talent. The students participated in the workshop with great interest and enthusiasm, under the able guidance of choreographers from the Dance Rockerz Group. — OC


Two students hit by Skoda, injured
Chandigarh, June 11
Two students were injured after being hit by a car in Sector 9 market last night. The incident occurred near the light point of the Sector 9 inner market around midnight and Gagandeep Singh Arora and Rishab, both students of BA-I of DAV College and residents of Sector 23, were hit. Both the victim suffered serious injuries. The doctors had to amputate Rishab’s left leg.

JE caught taking bribe
Chandigarh, June 11
The Vigilance Cell of the UT police today arrested a Junior Engineer (JE) of UT electricity department while accepting bribe of Rs 5000 for waiving off a fine on electricity metre tampering at his shop.


Chandigarh beat Patiala, grab 3 points in cricket meet
Chandigarh, June 11
In the second round of the ongoing non-residential inter-academy matches for boys (U-12 to 14), the Chandigarh team defeated Patiala by first innings lead and attained three points. Meanwhile, the Patiala team secured one point from this match. Riding high on Ayush Sikka’s unbeaten knock of 52-runs, the team achieved three points. Mannu Sharma (19 runs) and Satyam Sharma (15 runs) were the other main scorers for the team. Earlier, the Patiala team was bowled out for mere 60-runs in 44.2 overs.

Udayveer beats Chiraz to lift title
Mohali, June 11
Udayveer defeated Chiraz 4-1,1-4 and 7-5, to lift the boys (U-12) category title, during the ongoing Manav- Mangal Total Tennis Academy's Tennis Championship, being held here today. In the girls(U-18) category, Naemat Aulakh registered an easy win over Arshna to book her place in the final of this category.

Ashmita (left) and Sidharth in action during the Manav Mangal Total Tennis Tounnament in Mohali on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: Vicky Gharu

Cricket tourney
Chandigarh, Faridabad share points as rain stops play
Chandigarh, June 11
A batsman plays a shot during Chaudhary Bansi Lal Memorial Cricket Tournament in Sector 19, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan In the ongoing Chaudhary Bansi Lal Memorial Cricket Tournament for boys (U-16), organised by Chandigarh Cricket Association (Affiliated with Haryana), the Rohtak Cricket Association team shared an equal point with Faridabad Cricket Association, at the Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, here today.

A batsman plays a shot during Chaudhary Bansi Lal Memorial Cricket Tournament in Sector 19, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

CCA announces team for carrom championship
Chandigarh, June 11
The Chandigarh Carom Association (CCA) has announced the 18-member contingent, including 16 players and two officials, to take part in the forthcoming 13th North Zone Carrom Championship to be held at Shere Kashmir Indoor Stadium, Wazirbagh, Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) from June 14 to 16. The Championship is being organised by the All India Carom Federation and hosted by Jammu & Kashmir Carrom Association.

Wrestling federation nominates member
Chandigarh, June 11
The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has nominated its joint secretary Darshan Lal as a member of the Age Verification Committee for the forthcoming Sub-Junior National Wrestling Championship, to be held at Kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu). — TNS


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