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Cyber cell raids 2 petrol pumps
Chandigarh, June 30
The petrol pump in Sector 21 that was raided on Sunday The cyber crime cell of the UT police today raided two petrol pumps, one in Chandigarh and one in Panchkula.

The petrol pump in Sector 21 that was raided on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Prime accused has a criminal past


War of words between Cong councillor, Mayor hots up
Chandigarh, June 30
The war of words between Mayor Subhash Chawla and Congress councillor Mukesh Bassi has hot up. Upset over the alleged interference by the Mayor in his ward, Bassi today shot off another letter to Chawla, accusing the Mayor of finalising a playground project in his ward without informing him. Bassi reportedly quoted teachings of the Bhagavad Gita in his letter to the Mayor.
S Chawla, Mayor
S Chawla, Mayor
Mukesh Bassi
Mukesh Bassi

Leopard scare at Mullanpur keeps staff on their toes
Mohali, June 30
A leopard, which reportedly entered the Air Force Station area at Mullanpur last Sunday, has kept officials of the Punjab Forest Department on their toes ever since.

A liquor shop in Chandigarh Liquor prices set to rise in city
Chandigarh, June 30
Liquor prices in the city are set to rise. A few weeks after rolling back the hike in the prices of liquor and beer, distilleries and wholesalers are again contemplating revising the prices upwards.

A liquor shop in Chandigarh. A Tribune photograph



A woman washes clothes; shanties and houses on the banks of the Ghaggar Villagers along Ghaggar at risk
Panchkula, June 30
Flash floods have left a trail of death and destruction in Uttarakhand, but it seems that the district administration has learnt no lessons from the tragedy. The officials are yet to make arrangements to deal with monsoon.

A woman washes clothes on the banks of the Ghaggar

Children take a dip in the Ghaggar Taking a perilous plunge
Panchkula, June 30
Children looking for coins in the Ghaggar are not aware of the danger. Though there have been reports of children drowning in the river, the administration has made no efforts to stop the practice. The administration has imposed Section 144 around the Ghaggar. Residents have been asked not to take a dip in the river. Only a few heed the directions. Children hunt for coconuts, coins, iron items, wood and other articles in Ghaggar.

Children take a dip in the Ghaggar.

Píkula DCP asks cab drivers to mention helpline numbers
Panchkula, June 30
In a step to make the people aware about the police helpline numbers, the Panchkula Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) has directed the traffic police to ask the auto rickshaws and maxi-cab owners to mention important phone numbers in their vehicles.

Panchkula police station to have club, games court
Panchkula, June 30
The police station at Sector 14 in Panchkula In an effort to create a people-friendly environment, the Sector 14 police station, Panchkula, will soon have a club, a reading room and a games court for the general public. Expected to be completed by this month, this initiative has been taken to provide a platform to the public to interact with the police.

The police station at Sector 14 in Panchkula. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Striking the right chord: Punjabi Sufi singer Rabbi Shergill performs at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Sunday Rabbi Shergill regales audience
Chandigarh, June 30
Rabbi Shergill, an acclaimed singer, regaled the audience at the Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, here today.

Striking the right chord: Punjabi Sufi singer Rabbi Shergill performs at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Youth run over by train, dies
Zirakpur, June 30
An unidentified youth was crushed by a train near Zirakpur here on Sunday morning. The deceased could not be identified till now.

GMCH may have 100 MBBS seats
Chandigarh, June 30
There is good news for aspirants of medical education in the region. The Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, has decided to increase its MBBS seats from 50 to 100 from the next academic session.

Voice changes common during menopause
Chandigarh, June 30
A study conducted by the PGI that aimed at exploring the effects of menopause on voice and its prevalence in menopausal woman found increased jitter and shimmer among 35 per cent women.

Chandigarh Scan
Funeral van donated
Rotary Chandigarh Shivalik today donated and formally handed over a funeral van to the Seva Bharti on its premises in Sector 29, Chandigarh. The funeral van was handed over to Chander Bhan, president, Seva Bharti, Chandigarh, by Sham Rawal, president, Rotary Chandigarh Shivalik, in the presence of charter president Harsharan Singh and a number of members of Rotary Chandigarh Shivalik. The funeral van costing Rs 8,20,000 has been funded through voluntary contributions made by the members of Rotary Chandigarh Shivalik and other persons as well as reserve funds lying with Rotary Chandigarh Shivalik.


Extension of affiliation
Fate of colleges to be decided tomorrow
Chandigarh, June 30
The fate of PU-affiliated colleges whose inspection for the extension of affiliation has been done will be decided on July 2 during a special meeting to discuss the issue.

College to convert half of its parking lot into office
Chandigarh, June 30
The parking lot of DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, a part of which is being converted into an office by the college authorities At a time when educational institutes in the city that witness bottlenecks outside its campuses should come-up with parking lots to accommodate vehicles of students, DAV College-10 is going to convert half of its two-wheeler parking area on its campus into an administrative block, which is going to add to the parking woes.

The parking lot of DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, a part of which is being converted into an office by the college authorities. Tribune photos: Manoj Mahajan

19,244 appear for UGC National Eligibility Test
Chandigarh, June 30
Around 19,244 students appeared for the University Grant Commission (UGC) National Eligibility Test (NET) for Junior Research Fellowship and eligibility for lectureship, at various examination centres.


No power for 18 hours in Lalru
Dera Bassi, June 30
Residents of Lalru today faced a tough time in the absence of electricity supply. As per information, the electricity supply was disrupted because of the heavy rain with winds.

5 drug peddlers arrested
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 30
The district police during its campaign against the drug trade has arrested five smugglers involved in the sale of drugs. The police has also recovered four boxes of smuggled whisky, 200 gm poppy husk and 360 gm narcotic powder from their possession.

23-year-old woman raped
Dera Bassi, June 30
A 23-year-old woman was raped in the flats of Omaxe company, near Lalru, here yesterday.

uttarakhand disaster
University staff to donate one-day salary
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 30
Employees of Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Fatehgarh Sahib, will contribute their one-day salary in the SGPC Relief Fund for the flood victims of Uttrakhand and the arrear of dearness allowance for one month will be contributed for the Cancer Fund created by the SGPC for cancer patients, said Dr Gurmohan Singh Walia, Vice- Chancellor, while talking to the media persons after the meeting of Syndicate of the University.

Woman jumps into Bhakra canal with daughter, dies
Ropar, June 30
A 26-year-old woman jumped to death along with her daughter in the Bhakhra canal at Ganguwal here today. The deceased have been identified as Rupinder Kaur, a resident of Ganguwal and her daughter Arshdeep (3).

New media courses gain popularity
Patiala, June 30
Visual and new media courses are becoming all the rage and craze among students seeking admission at Punjabi University, Patiala, during the forthcoming academic session. According to the data available from the online admission portal of the university till June 26, the last date to apply for courses without late fee, a large number of students are thronging to the Universityís Centre for Advanced Media Studies (CAMS) to take admission.


2 vehicle thieves held
Mohali, June 30
With the arrest of two persons,the police today claimed to have busted a gang of vehicle thieves.

3 held with stolen mobile phones
Chandigarh, June 30
The police arrested three persons and recovered seven mobile phones from their possession. The accused have been identified as Ravi, Sompal, alias Appa, and Vinod, all residents of Ram Darbar.

2 held with poppy husk
Chandigarh, June 30 The police today arrested two persons, including a woman, and recovered 15 kg of poppy husk from their possession.


North Zone Tourney
Chandigarh Cricket Academy enter semis
Chandigarh, June 30
A batsman plays a shot during a match at Sector 38, Chandigarh, on Sunday The Chandigarh Cricket Academy defeated the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Academy by 20 runs to ensure their place in the semi-finals of the 2nd North Zone Cricket Tournament being played here today.

A batsman plays a shot during a match at Sector 38, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari

Vikram plays a shot during a tennis tournament at Sector 8, Panchkula, on Sunday Priyanka beats Rakshita in tennis
Panchkula, June 30
Priyanka Khanna defeated Rakshita Kochhar in the semi-final match of the girls' (U-14) category during the ongoing Ideal Tennis Academy Lawn Tennis Tournament being held at DAV Senior Secondary Public School here today. Priyanka managed a 4-0 and 4-0 victory over her rival.

Vikram plays a shot during a tennis tournament at Sector 8, Panchkula, on Sunday. Tribune Photo: Nitin Mittal

Bhutia all praise for women players
Chandigarh, June 30
Indiaís soccer legend Baichung Bhutia gives autographs to budding football players at Sector 17 in Chandigarh On Saturday, when the rain god was showering blessings, Indiaís soccer living legend, standing at a six a side football field, was wondering over the enthusiasm of participants.

Indiaís soccer legend Baichung Bhutia gives autographs to budding football players at Sector 17 in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: S. Chandan

Panipat pip city team by 2 runs
Chandigarh, June 30
Chandigarh tasted defeat against Panipat by 2 runs in the ongoing Inter-District Cricket Tournament for Boys (U-16) held at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, here, today. The tournament is being organised by the Haryana Cricket Association.


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