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City drenched in 32 mm of rain
Chandigarh, June 15
The city received 32 mm of rainfall on Saturday, taking the quantum of rainfall recorded in June to 155 mm. In June 2012, the city received 1.6 mm of rainfall. Met officials say more rain is expected in the next three days. The monsoon is expected to reach the region soon.

A mother-son duo at Sukhna Lake on a wet Saturday afternoon 

Roads remain flooded 
Chandigarh, June 15 Pre-monsoon showers once again exposed the ineffectiveness of the MC in cleaning the road gullies. Most of the roads in the city remained flooded with rainwater on Saturday. MC workers were seen removing dry leaves and garbage from road gullies.
A car zooms through a waterlogged road near Panjab University. A car zooms through a waterlogged road near Panjab University. Tribune photo: S Chandan



Register ‘Zero FIR’ or face action: MHA
Chandigarh, June 15
The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued directions to the UT Administration to register Zero FIR immediately after receiving a complaint irrespective of the place of the incident and jurisdiction.

Mahesh Aggarwal He came, unearthed scams and left 
Chandigarh, June 15
After completing his tenure of seven years as the head of the anti-corruption branch of the CBI, DIG Mahesh Aggarwal will be joining his parent cadre Tamil Nadu as the Inspector General (IG) of Police.

GMCH-32 fails to update its online directory 
Chandigarh, June 15
Even after two months of the appointment of Dr Atul Sachdev as the new head of the GMCH-32, the hospital has failed to update its directory which still mentions Dr Raj Bahadur as the Director-Principal of the institute.

PGI grapples with the problem of plenty
Chandigarh, June 15
Admitting patients to the PGIMER has become a tedious task for the hospital authorities as more than 80 per cent of the beds in all wards remain occupied throughout the year.



Showers wash away claims of MC officials
Panchkula, June 15
The township of Panchkula drowned in the pre-monsoon showers has highlighted various chinks in the drainage system. It was just the second rain of the pre-monsoon showers and the city could be seen flooded with water. Not only internal roads of the various sectors, like 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11,12A, Ralla and Rally village, Devinagar, Old Panchkula, 17, 19, 21, Maheshpur, but even the roundabouts and main roads could be witnessed with waterlogging.

Water enters industries as nullah overflows
Mohali, June 15
Filthy water from an overflowing nullah entered the industrial units in Phase IX, creating unhygienic conditions and leading to resentment among the owners, here today.

Fusion of sarod, flute marks Day 2 of summer fest
Chandigarh, June 15
The second day of the summer festival saw the fusion of the sarod and flute, besides another performance on “Gaudiya Nritya”, a Bengali classical dance form, at the Tagore Theatre here today. Kaushik Mukherjee, a sarod player, and Manab Mukherjee, who played flute and sehnai, left the audience spellbound with the intricacies of their recital.

Facing abuse in twilight years 
Chandigarh, June 15
Around 23 per cent of the elderly in the country are abused by family members everyday," revealed HelpAge India's latest survey report. The organisation interviewed the elderly in 24 tier-I and tier-II cities across India.

District attorney terms it a non-cognisable offence 
Chandigarh, June 15
The Deputy District Attorney in its report submitted to the UT police in connection with the alleged fee evasion case stated that as per the Punjab Agricultural Produce Market (PAPM) Act, market committee chairman Dinesh Mahajan had not committed a cognisable offence.

Bansal to attend party meet
Chandigarh, June 15 In order to regain political ground, former union railways minister and local MP Pawan Kumar Bansal will attend a meeting of the Congress workers.

Vocational training body gets nod
chandigarh, June 15
The Ministry of Labour and Employment, under which the Directorate General of Employment and Training operates, has approved the formation of Chandigarh Council for Vocational Training.

Chandigarh Scan


It’s raining joy and chaos

Girls have a blast at Sukhna Lake.
Girls have a blast at Sukhna Lake. Tribune Photo: S Chandan
JOYRIDE: Students enjoy scooter rides on the Panjab University campus in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan
(Above) JOYRIDE: Students enjoy scooter rides on the Panjab University campus in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan
Streetlights lying defunct on the road separaring Sectors 27 and 30; and (right) A damaged road at Industrial Area in Phase I, Chandigarh. Tribune Photos: Manoj Mahajan


Tough competition for science, commerce in govt schools
Chandigarh, June 15
The competition for admission to science and commerce streams of Class XI in government schools is set to be tougher this year because the number of seats available for these two streams has hardly increased. Only, the arts stream has seen an increase in the number of seats in the UT’s government senior secondary schools for 2013-14 session.

Providing good experience to students Infrastructure
The institute encompasses a total of 18 departments (9 dental and 9 medical) having 200 dental chairs and 11 pre-clinical and para-clinical laboratories. The institute has state-of-the-art infrastructure with fully equipped diagnostic laboratories, which carries out innumerable tests in the speciality of biochemistry, pathology, haematology and microbiology. 

2,000 students appear for entrance tests
Chandigarh, June 15
Combined Entrance Test (CET) for 38 postgraduate courses for Panjab University commenced today on the PU campus. Around 2,000 students appeared for different entrance tests on the first day of the CET. A total of 13,000 candidates had applied for various courses.

Panchkula students to visit NASA
Panchkula, June 15
As many as 15 students of The Gurukul, Sector 20, Panchkula, are all set to attend the opening ceremony of Space Shuttle Atlantis at Kennedy Space Centre (KSC) on June 29.


Dera Bassi man hits jackpot
Dera Bassi, June 15
Perseverance for over 15 years finally bore fruits for a 57-year-old postal assistant from Mubarakpur. Shashi, who has been trying his luck with lottery tickets for all these years, finally hit the jackpot today.

Faculty members get research grant of Rs 30 lakh
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 15
Bringing pride to the research activities in the field of engineering and technology in Punjab, Dr Niraj Bala and Dr Manpreet Kaur of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib, have received research grants of over Rs 30 lakh from the All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi.

Roads waterlogged in Sirhind town, traders rue lack of business
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 15
Due to incessant rain over 24 hours, roads in Sirhind were waterlogged, creating problems for residents today. The old grain market, various localities of Humayunpur and other areas besides Sirhind town were also affected due to rain.

Rs 2 cr directly deposited in 10,000 accounts
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 15
Over Rs 2 crore have been directly deposited in the accounts of nearly 10,000 beneficiaries of the Dhan Lakshami and Post Matric SC Scholarship schemes in the district through recently introduced Aadhaar Payment Bridge System (APBS).

Two killed in road mishaps
Dera Bassi, June 15
Two persons were killed and one injured in separate accidents near Dera Bassi and Lalru today. In the first incident, an auto-rickshaw driver was killed when a speeding car hit his vehicle near Sarsini village.

Toy trains to Shimla ferrying tourists beyond capacity
Kalka, June 15
Toy trains running on Kalka-Shimla Heritage Rail Track have become the favourite mode of transport for tourists visiting the erstwhile summer capital these days.

Baldev Singh new president of truck union
Dera Bassi, June 15
The local truck union elected its new office-bearers today. Baldev Singh was elected president after winning the poll by a margin of 153 votes. He defeated Pardeep Rana and Mahesh Saini.


Standard Chartered Bank penalised Rs 5,000
Chandigarh, June 15
The Chandigarh Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Standard Chartered Bank to pay Rs 5,000 as compensation to the complainant. The complainant, Rajesh Garg, stated that the bank had levied charges for providing the status of 'privileged customer'.


17-yr-old girl commits suicide
Panchkula, June 15
A 17-year-old girl committed suicide after consuming pesticide at her residence this afternoon. The victim, Kusum, was rushed to the General Hospital, Sector 6, where doctors referred her to the PGI, but she died on the way.

Gang of women steals gold bangles 
Chandigarh, June 15
A gang of five women hailing from Nepal stole two gold bangles from a jewellery store in Sector 37 today. The police said the women entered the store (SCO No. 164) at 1.30 pm.


Molon Labe footballers maintain winning streak
Chandigarh, June 15
The Molon Labe team today won both their matches during the ongoing six-a-side soccer championship for AR Rajendernath Dhawan Memorial Trophy at the Sector 17 football stadium. In their first match, the club defeated Black Swans 2-1 in the tie-breaker. In the stipulated time of 40 minutes, both the teams had failed to score a goal.

Goyal sisters lead on Day 1
Chandigarh, June 15
Continuing with their good form in the local circuit, Goyal sisters led at the end of first day of Chandigarh Open Chess Championship for boys and girls (under-19 and under-11).

Panchkula clubs fight it out for top honours
Panchkula, June 15
Chi Kwang Do Martial Art Association today organised an inter-club tournament. The event was held under the guidance of Shiv Raj Gharti, a fourth degree black belt from the USA.


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