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Cycle-rickshaws a phone call away
Chandigarh, June 25
Dial-a-cycle-rickshaws that were launched in Chandigarh on Tuesday. City residents need not walk across the streets to spot a cycle-rickshaw. They just have to dial the operatorsí number and the rickshaw will be at their doorsteps within minutes.

Dial-a-cycle-rickshaws that were launched in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Now, pay more for property in Mohali
Mohali, June 25
Get ready to pay more for property in the Sectors 81, 88 and 89, Aero City and Eco City as the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has increased the reserved price.



 

EARLIER STORIES



Shortage of medicines in flood-hit areas in Uíkhand
Panchkula, June 25
Shortage of medicines at Dharasu, Jolly Grant and Sahaspura in the flood-ravaged Uttarakhand has become a cause of concern for doctors at the medical camps in the area.
 Onlookers gather at a photo lab in Sector 17, Chandigarh, where GOC-in-C, Western Command, Lt-Gen Sanjiv Chachra was getting his pictures clicked on Tuesday.
On guard for General's security: Onlookers gather at a photo lab in Sector 17, Chandigarh, where GOC-in-C, Western Command, Lt-Gen Sanjiv Chachra was getting his pictures clicked on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Píkula youth fulfils his foster fatherís dream
Panchkula, June 25
As a tribute to his foster father, 24-year-old Manish Narwal cleared the UPSC Engineering Services Examination, getting the eighth rank.

Mystery shrouds womanís death
Mohali, June 25
The Mohali police has booked four persons of a family in a dowry death case. The action came following the death of a 32-year-old woman, Seema Bhardwaj, of Phase V, Mohali, today. She was taken to the Phase VI Civil Hospital from where doctors referred her to the GMCH-32. She was declared brought dead at the GMCH.




COMMUNITY


Road left uncarperted after being dug by a private telecom company for laying wires in Sector 10, Panchkula.
Public inconvenience: Road left uncarperted after being dug by a private telecom company for laying wires in Sector 10, Panchkula. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Staff crunch ails GMCH-32
Chandigarh, June 25
The Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, has been reeling under a severe staff shortage for the past few years. The hospital has a shortage of not only senior residents, who are responsible for round-the-clock assistance, but also paramedics, including hospital attendants, resulting in a lot of inconvenience to patients.

2 hookah bars raided in Píkula
Panchkula, June 25
Samples were taken and packets sealed at the hookah bars, Paint Ball in Gunthala village, near North Park, and Urban Style in Sector 2, Panchkula, during raids conducted by a team of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) here this evening.

Vehicle owners protest misbehaviour by contractorís employee at RLA
Chandigarh, June 25
Residents resent the delay in installing number plates on their vehicles at the SDM's office in Chandigarh on Tuesday. High drama was witnessed at the office of the registration and licensing authority (RLA) in Sector 42 here when the employees of the contractor, who has been awarded the work of affixing high security registration number plates on vehicles, refused to entertain many vehicle owners.


Residents resent the delay in installing number plates on their vehicles at the SDM's office in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Residents sensitised on anti-malaria steps
Chandigarh, June 25
The malaria wing of the Health Department today organised a health awareness camp at Colony Number 5, near Government Primary School, here. In the inaugural speech, Dr Mukhmohit Singh, Epidemiologist-IDSP, UT, stressed the various ongoing activities for the prevention and control of malaria and dengue.

PGI doctor awarded
Chandigarh, June 25
Dr Amit Bahl, Assistant Professor in Department of Radiotherapy, PGI, has been awarded the 2013 International Development & Education Award by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

Lawlessness prevailed at Badrinath, says survivor
Chandigarh, June 25
Chetan Giri narrates his ordeal after returning from Badrinath in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Giving a chilling detail of survival in hostile conditions, Chetan Giri, a Maloya resident who returned to the city today, said for the first three days after the cloud burst upstream of Badrinath, the locals and labourers showed least concern towards rescuing the victims, and in fact looted them.



Chetan Giri narrates his ordeal after returning from Badrinath in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari

Akali Dal candidate elected unopposed from Sohana
Mohali, June 25
Congress supporters protest against rejection of their candidateís nomination papers for the seat of Sohana sarpanch outside the Deputy Commissionerís office in Phase I, Mohali, on Tuesday. With the rejection of nomination papers of the Congress candidate, Akali Dal candidate Manjeet Kaur today was elected unopposed as the sarpanch of Sohana village.




Congress supporters protest against rejection of their candidateís nomination papers for the seat of Sohana sarpanch outside the Deputy Commissionerís office in Phase I, Mohali, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

The day we became world champs
Chandigarh, June 25
Kapil Dev shares a lighter moment with his coach, DP Azad, during a felicitation function at the Tagore Theatre on his return from England after winning the World Cup in 1983. India having won the Champions Trophy, two years after lifting the World Cup, have cemented their position as the world champions in the cricket ODIs. The journey, however, began 30 years ago, when a young team led by local lad Kapil Dev won the first World Cup for the country.

Kapil Dev shares a lighter moment with his coach, DP Azad, during a felicitation function at the Tagore Theatre on his return from England after winning the World Cup in 1983. A File photo


EDUCATION

Help desks: PU reverts to last yearís set-up
Chandigarh, June 25
Students get information from help desks set up by student parties at the PU on Tuesday. Fearing clashes between the key student parties which were allotted common space for setting up help desks, the Panjab University today decided to cancel the draw of lots and asked all the student parties to set up their help desks on the space allotted to them last year.


Students get information from help desks set up by student parties at the PU on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

University invites applications for MA course
Chandigarh, June 25
Panjab University (PU) has invited applications for admission to two-year MA course in Community Education and Development and BEd (Special Education with Specialisation in Learning Disabilities).

Reconduct of exams: MSc students continue protest
Chandigarh, June 25
Students hold a protest outside the VCís office at Panjab University on Tuesday. Adamant over their demand, the MSc final-year students of PU-affiliated colleges continued their protest for the second-day against the universityís decision to reconduct the Paper I, II and III of MSc (Chemistry) fourth semester.



Students hold a protest outside the VCís office at Panjab University on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

14K school seats to be allotted in first counselling
Chandigarh, June 25
About 14,000 seats will be allotted to students in the first counselling for admission to Class XI in government senior secondary schools here.

Aspiring teachers come out of an examination centre in Chandigarh after taking the Haryana Teacher Eligibility Test.
TESTING TIMES: Aspiring teachers come out of an examination centre in Chandigarh after taking the Haryana Teacher Eligibility Test. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

PU declares counselling schedule
Chandigarh, June 25
Panjab University (PU) has declared the detailed schedule for the counselling of various departments on the university campus.

Nod to two govt schools at Dhanas
Chandigarh, June 25
UT Administrator Shivraj V Patil yesterday accorded administrative sanction for the construction of two four-storeyed government high schools at Dhanas village at an estimated cost of Rs 11.53 crore and Rs 11.78 crore, respectively, with the objective of upgrading the educational infrastructure in the area on a long-term basis.

Mega job fest for college students
Chandigarh, June 25
The government colleges of Chandigarh are holding a joint mega job fest for undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) students on June 28 at Postgraduate Government College, Sector 46 here.

 

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Prof Achruís book to be a milestone: Secy
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 25
Prof Achhru Singh, a renowned writer, presented his new book ĎVirsa Ate Sabhiyachar: Dekhya, Suniyan Te Handhyaí (Heritage and Culture: Seen, Heard and Experienced) to Karamjit Singh Sran, Secretary, Cultural Affairs, and Director, Tourism, Punjab Government, at a function held here today.

807 papers rejected in Fatehgarh Sahib
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 25
the scrutiny of nomination papers for the panchayat elections, papers of 807 candidates have been rejected in the district, with as many as 673 being rejected in Sirhind block alone.

One killed, 2 hurt in accident
Banur, June 25
One person was killed two injured when two motorcycles collided on the Banur-Ambala road on Tuesday. The deceased were identified as 50-year-old Mahinder Singh, a resident of Butta Singh Wala village. He succumbed to injuries in the PGI, Chandigarh.

SGPC lends helping hand to stranded pilgrims
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 25
Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has pressed into service all its resources to help the survivors of the Uttarakhand tragedy, said Avtar Singh Makkar, president, SGPC. He said SGPC had sent a truckload of biscuits and paranthas to various camps at Kedarnath. He said they had set up base camps for supply of ration, blankets and other material at Nada Sahib, Ponta Sahib and Gurdwara Sahib at Rishikesh. He said SGPC had sent buses, mini buses, and jeeps to bring back the stranded pilgrims..

Man commits suicide
Kalka, June 25
A 35-year-old-man today committed suicide at Tagra Kali Ram near Bharat Nagar. The police said the deceased, Jai Kishan, ended his life by hanging himself at his residence. A suicide note has been recovered from the spot. The deceased accused his wife, mother-in-law and father-in-law of abetting him to commit suicide. ó OC


CRIME

Carpenter kills friend with saw over utensils
Chandigarh, June 25
The spot near Mauli Jagran in Chandigarh where a man was murdered on Tuesday. A 45-year-od rickshaw-puller was allegedly stabbed to death by a carpenter at a hutment near Mauli Jagran here this morning. The victim, Munshi Ram, was stabbed to death by Thakur, alias Amresh, with two-foot-long handsaw as he suspected the rickshaw-puller had stolen his utensils in which he used to sell boiled eggs on a stall.



The spot near Mauli Jagran in Chandigarh where a man was murdered on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Books stolen from docís room at PGI
Chandigarh, June 25
In the second incident this year, a theft of books was reported at the PGI.

Car set on fire in Sec 18-A
Chandigarh, June 25
Unidentified miscreants set a car on fire in Sector 18 last night. Saurabh Jaswal of Sector 18-A reported to the police that his Indigo car (CH-03B 3830) parked outside his house was set afire. The police has registered a case under section 435 of the IPC at the Sector 19 police station.

Snatchers flee with docís 'mangalsutra'
Chandigarh, June 25 Snatchers again stuck today and targeted a doctor in Sector 38. Dr Divya Awasthi had gone to the market to buy milk in Sector 38 D when miscreants snatched her "mangalsutra" at 7.30 am. As she was going to the market, one of the two bikers started stalking her. When he snatched her "mangalsutra", Divya raised an alarm but the miscreants quickly fled the scene. Divya narrated the incident to her husband Raja Ram Chander, who informed the police.

 


SPORTS

DC Model beat Hansraj academy
Panchkula, June 25
In the First Rising Star Cricket Cup for Boys (U-14), the Hansraj cricket academy went down against the DC Model cricket academy by eight wickets here today. Batting first, the losing side posted 111 runs for the loss of eight wickets in the allotted 20 overs. Aman Kumar scored 25 off 33, Aditya contributed 28 off 25, and Utkarsh chipped in with run-a-ball 23.

Tennis: Kundal, Hardeep make way into quarterfinals
Chandigarh, June 25
The pair of Kundal Aleen and Hardeep Sandhu defeated Navneet Singh and Ravneet Singh today during a main draw match of pre-quarters round in boysí doubles (under-18) category in the ongoing CLTA-AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament at the CLTA Courts in Sector 10.

A match in progress at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, Chandigarh on Tuesday. DAV-8 trump Sarhitkari academy
Chandigarh, June 25
The cricket team of DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, defeated Sarhitkari Cricket Academy during a Guru Nanak Public School Cricket Championship for boys (U-12) tie here today. Batting first, the winning side posted 102 runs in 40 overs, with Hritik scoring 33 runs and Aryan contributing with 11.




A match in progress at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan


 



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