Top stories | Community | Education
Neighbourhood | Courts | Crime | Sports


High drama at MC house meeting
Chandigarh, June 25
High drama was witnessed in the monthly House meeting of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation (MC) today when Mayor Harphool Kalyan adjourned the BJP councillors raise hands during the passing of resolutions as Senior Deputy Mayor Heera Negi chairs the House meeting in Sector 17 on Wednesday. meeting without giving any reason, and thereafter BJP’s Senior Deputy Mayor Hira Negi occupied the Mayor’s chair and passed eight agenda items.

BJP councillors raise hands during the passing of resolutions as Senior Deputy Mayor Heera Negi chairs the House meeting in Sector 17 on Wednesday. Tribune photos: Parvesh Chauhan

City lad bags 5th rank in AIIMS entrance exam
Chandigarh, June 25
Continuing his winning streak, city lad Prakash Gupta, bagged fifth rank in the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) entrance exams, the results of which were declared today.


Police woman forced to consume poison by in-laws, dies
Panchkula, June 25
A woman constable with the Haryana police died when she was allegedly forced to consume poison by her in-laws in Barwala. The victim, identified as Monika (27), was rushed to Alchemist Hospital in Sector 21 where she died late this evening. Following the incident, the local police booked nine persons — all in-laws, including her husband for the crime.

Vitiligo still a stigma among masses
Chandigarh, June 25
Vitiligo (phulveri) continues to block matrimonial ties. Even as there has been a slight increase in awareness level on the disease, families of eligible bachelors are now found seeking consultation from skin specialists before accepting wedding offers from families that have one or more members suffering from vitiligo.

Richshaws parked outside the PGI on “World Vitiligo Day” in Sector 12, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan


Cong councillors bolt Chief Engineer’s office
Chandigarh, June 25
Huge drama was witnessed as Congress councillors — Satish Kainth and Darshan Garg — along with the residents of their respective wards gheraoed the MC Chief Engineer’s office in Sector 17 today. They councillors also bolted Chief Engineer Mukesh Anand’s office from the outside and raised slogans against him.

Chief Engineer of the Municipal Corporation, Mukesh Anand, enters his office as Congress councillors protest at the MC office in Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: Parvesh Chauhan

New direct flight from city to Mumbai
Chandigarh, June 25
Domestic airliner, GoAir, has announced non-stop flight service connecting Chandigarh with Mumbai from July 3 till September 29, here. The airlines will also head 19 departures per week with additional connectivity to Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Goa, Kochi and Nagpur via Mumbai.

Tata Docomo announces new plan
Tata Docomo has announced a new tariff plan for prepaid customers in the Haryana and Punjab circle. Tata Docomo has launched “Half Rate” value for money plan for prepaid customers of Punjab and Haryana circle. With this plan, the user can make unlimited STD and Local calls at 36 paisa per minute on per second billing, the plan is worth Rs 36 and is valid for 4 weeks.

Hike in rail fare
Despite instructions, no receipts issued to rail passengers
Chandigarh, June 25
In a violation of the Railway norms, officials — deployed for the collection of hike in fare in the morning Shatabdi today — did not issue receipts to the passengers. This despite the fact that instructions were issued to all ticket examiners (TT) by the division to issue receipts of the balance fare hike collected from passengers.

MC House meet
Confusion prevails over the passing of agenda
Chandigarh, june 25
Even as BJP-SAD councillors claimed that today’s MC House meeting — chaired by Senior Deputy Mayor Hira Negi — was legal and agenda’s were passed, Congress Councillors and officials maintained that the meeting was illegal and that agendas would again come up for a discussion tomorrow.

Admn to transfer two UT cadre officers after MHA missive
Chandigarh, June 25
The Chandigarh Administration has finally decided to relieve two UT cadre officers, including Additional Deputy Commissioner Tanvi Garg. The move follows a ‘strong-worded’ letter from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) directing the Administration to relieve the officers. The other officer is Rodney L Ralte, Chief Executive Officer, Chandigarh Housing Board.

Goods damaged in showroom as fire breaks out
Mohali, June 25
A fire broke out in a hardware showroom in the Phase IX market here this morning. There was no loss of life though the flames damaged goods on the showroom premises. A lot of smoke was seen coming out from the front part of the showroom and it was not immediately clear in which part of the building the fire had broken out. A passerby noticed the fire and later, the PCR informed the fire brigade about the incident. Three fire engines and one rescue tender was sent to the spot.

A fire department employee checks the damage and (right) a fireman trying to douse flames in a showroom at Phase IX in Mohali on Wednesday. Tribune photos: Vicky Gharu

World de-addiction day today
March raises awareness on drug de-addiction
Mohali, June 25
A candle march was organised by doctors and staff members of the Civil Hospital here today on the eve of World De-addiction Day, which falls tomorrow. The march started from the Civil Hospital and went through the Phase VI market.

Operation Vijay
Tributes paid to Major Sandeep Sagar in Panchkula
Chandigarh, June 25
Floral tributes were paid by defence personnel and city residents to martyr Major Sandeep Sagar, who laid down his life in the line of duty near the Line of Control during Operation Vijay.

Floral tributes being paid to Major Sandeep Sagar by his parents and other residents at the memorial in Panchkula on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: Nitin Mittal

Rain exposes chinks in Admn preparedness
Come rains and chinks in the Administration’s combative mechanism is exposed. The authorities concerned have failed to come out with a concrete set of combative measures to check the monsoon fury and the scars rain leaves behind. The Administration’s preparedness went for a toss when rain took the city by surprise recently, inundating the city roads, snapping cable network and uprooting trees. 

Dance India Dance
: Students from different schools participate in a summer dance workshop organised by NZCC Kalagram in Chandigarh. tribune photo: S Chandan

New transaction method from July 14
Chandigarh, June 25
RBI decided to enable the hybrid and future value dated transaction features in the RTGS system with effect from July 14. The RTGS system of high value money was introduced in 2004 and now its being improved as per standards of ISO 2002. In hybrid system transactions would be settled in 10 minutes in future value date system, the value date must be within 3 working days. When sending a future value payment, the sender must ensure that the respective value date is a working day according to the present RTGS calendar. TNS

Admn gives financial aid to cancer patients
Mohali, June 25
A sum of Rs 3.12 crore has been given to 208 cancer patients for treatment in the district under the Chief Minister’s Cancer Relief Fund. Giving this information, ADC Puneet Goyal said Rs 1.5 lakh per patient was given under the relief fund to help cancer patients undergo treatment. As many as 212 applications were received for financial help, out of which 208 were cleared. The remaining four patients would be given a total of Rs 6 lakh soon. OC

UT, MC employees stage protest
Chandigarh, June 25
Employees and workers of various departments of UT Administration and Municipal Corporation under the banner of co-ordination committee of Government and MC Employees and Workers, UT, Chandigarh, held a dharna at parade ground, Sector 17, today. Dharna was held in support of long pending demands of the employees and also against the negative attitude of the Chandigarh Administration towards these demands. Employees demanded to regularisation of the services of daily wagers, jobs to the next kin of deceased employees by scrapping 5 per cent ceiling, filling up the vacant post lying vacant in all the departments, scrapping of privatisation of government department and abolishment of contract system. TNS

Members of Coordination Committee of UT, MC employees and workers protest in support of their demands in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Malaria wing holds camp
Chandigarh, June 25
As a preparatory activity, Director, Health and Family Welfare, the malaria wing of the Health Department, organised an awareness camp-cum-advocacy workshop at the Civil Dispensary in Hallomajra village here today. The camp was attended by Dr Sangeeta, nodal officer, National Health Mission, Dr Anil Garg, assistant director, malaria wing, staff of the wing and medical officer in-charge of the dispensary along with the residents of the area. TNS

New services at e-Sampark
Chandigarh: The UT Administration will start providing more services to city residents at e-Sampark centres. Today, in a meeting chaired by UT Advisor KK Sharma, in connection with starting 21 new services in e-Sampark centres, it was decided that administration will start facilities of depositing fees of government school and college and issuing certificates related to DC office. — TNS

Auction of vanity numbers
Chandigarh, June 25
The open auction by the Registration and Licensing Authority, for vehicle registration numbers in the new series ‘CH-01-AY’ from vehicle number 0001 to 0100 will now be held on June 28, while for 0101 and onwards, it’ll be held on June 29.
High security plates: The affixing of HSRP has already started for the series CH 01 AX, CHO1 AW, CH01 AV, CH01 AU, CH01 AT, CH 01 AS, CH 01 AR, CH 01 AQ, CH 01 AP, CH 01 AN, CH 01 AM, CH 01 AL, CH 01 AK, CH 01 AJ. — TNS


PU freshers prefer technology over manual assistance
Chandigarh, June 25
The help desks, set up by various students’ political parties on the campus to help new entrants fill up the admission forms, has been receiving a poor response by the tech-savvy freshers. Taking note of the admission schedule of the university, today, all the student parties set up their help desk on the campus.

Students enquire about courses at the help desk at Punjab University in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Government colleges receive 19k online admission forms
Chandigarh, June 25
Breaking all the previous records, as many as 19,150 online application forms have been received by the city government colleges so far. The last date for submission of forms is June 27.

Students fill online admission forms at the Government College for Girls in Sector 11, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

Online system draws students’ ire
Panchkula, June 25
Students are a harassed lot with the inception of new online system at government colleges in Panchkula. The online system has been made functional by the higher education in Haryana. Students, particularly, from low income groups and from the remote areas are finding it tough to visit the cyber cafes to fill the forms. The prospectus system has been stopped from this session.

Students apply for admission to different courses at Government College in Sector 1, Panchkula, on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: Nitin Mittal

College notes
Dr Cheema is new director-principal of FET
Desh Bhagat University has appointed Dr Pardeep Singh Cheema, former professor of Jazan University, Saudi Arabia, as director-principal, Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET). Dr Cheema has a long teaching and administrative experience and has been associated with the Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology (SLIET), Longowal, for over 17 years. Before joining Desh Bhagat University, Dr Cheema was a professor at Jazan University, Saudi Arabia.

Panjab varsity announces BA final year results
Chandigarh, June 25
Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh, has declared the result for BA final year. Of 31,797 who appeared for the examinations, as many as 22,003 have passed the test. This year, 69.20 per cent students passed the BA final year examination. Last year it was 66.9 per cent.

Edu Minister felicitates students
Mohali, June 25
Students holding the first three positions in the matriculation examination of the Punjab School Education Board were given cash awards here today. The Education Minister, Daljit Singh Cheema, gave away the awards to the meritorious students.

Panjab University to release BCom merit list today
Chandigarh, June 25
Due to an administrative reason, Panjab University has today decided to issue a tentative merit list of Bcom-I on June 26. The merit list was to be announced today. The Panjab University (PU) co-ordinator for BCom-I centralised admissions, professor RK Gupta said the tentative merit list of BCom-I would be available after 5 PM tomorrow at the PU website http://bcomadmissions.puchd.ac.in/. TNS

UIHMT BSc counselling today
Chandigarh, June 25
Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh, has revised the counselling schedule for the University Institute of Hotel Management and Tourism (UIHMT). Admissions in BSc (Tourism managment) and BSc (Hospitality and hotel administration) in open category and reserved category will begin from June 26 onwards at the UIHMT. No applications will be considered after June 26. All the eligible candidates are advised to bring the required document and fee as mentioned in the prospectus. — TNS


DMW drub AGA, Amritsar by 9 wickets
Patiala, June 25
The first match of tri-series for Punjab Today Foundation Cup was played today at DMWCC ground between DMW Cricket Club, Patiala and Amritsar Games Association (AGA), Amritsar. Winning the toss, DMW team chose to field first and restricted Amritsar boys to 97 runs. Arjun showed a brilliant performance by taking three wickets. DMW boys easily chased the target in 22 overs losing one wickets. An impressive batting by Kabir (28) and Namit (24) helped DMWCC defeat AGA, Amritsar by nine wickets. The next match of the tri-series will be played tomorrow at BECC ground. Brief scores: AGA, Amritsar: 97 all out in 25 overs
DMWCC Patiala: 98 for 1 in 22.3 overs. TNS


HC asks insurance company to pay for vehicle theft
Chandigarh, June 25
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has held that a car driver, who left the keys in the ignition before stepping out to buy ice-cream was not negligent, and the insurance company could not steer clear of its liability to compensate him for the vehicle’s theft.

Mohali murder case
Accused constables sent to two-day police custody
Mohali, June 25
Two constables arrested in connection with a case of murder were remanded to police custody for two days by a court here today. According to reports, Amrit Pal Singh and Mohan Lal were produced in the court. The police had sought remand for five days on the ground that they were yet to arrest others wanted in the case. The court, however, remanded the two constables to police custody only for two days.

The accused in the Manjinder Singh murder case at the District Courts in Mohali on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Delay in possession of plot
Emaar MGF told to pay Rs 1.5 lakh
Chandigarh, June 25 Emaar MGF, a real estate firm, has been directed to pay Rs 1.5 lakh compensation for delaying the possession of a plot within the stipulated time to the complainant. The State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has directed Emaar MGF to refund Rs 41,47,996 to the complainant, besides interest at the rate of 12 per cent per annum, from the respective dates of deposit and Rs 25,000 towards the cost of litigation.


Three held for abetting youth’s suicide
Chandigarh, June 25
Amidst angry protests by the victim’s family, the UT police today arrested three persons, including a girl, for abetting a 20-year-old youth to commit suicide yesterday. The UT police arrested Sangeeta, Sangram and Neeraj for abetment to suicide under Section 306 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) in the case registered at the Industrial Area police station.

Three traders held with fake cellphone accessories
Chandigarh, June 25
The Operation Cell of the UT police along with the Enforcers of Intellectual Property Rights (EIPR) recovered duplicated products of a renowned cellphone manufacturer from three shops in the Sector 22 market last night. In an enforcement action, the police and the EIPR team seized duplicate products being stored and sold under the brand name of Samsung.

40-yr-old killed in hit-and-run accident
Panchkula, June 25
In a hit-and-run case, a 40-year-old man was killed when he was hit by an unidentified vehicle in Sector 19 today morning. The victim, identified as Ram Kumar, used to load and unload material in trucks. The police have, till now, not been able to trace the vehicle that had hit Kumar. He was rushed to the General Hospital, Sector 6, where he was declared brought dead. The victim was returning home from Industrial Area Phase I when the mishap took place. Inspector Surinder Kumar, SHO, Sector 20 police station, said, “ We got to know from eye-witnesses that a body is lying. We got to know that he was hit by a heavy vehicle.” Ram is survived by his wife and two children. TNS


Chandigarh cricket academy
Players struggle to clear physical tests
Chandigarh, June 25
The UT Sports Department is struggling hard to shortlist 24 cricketers for starting its new batch of Chandigarh Cricket Academy, run by UT Administration, here. From past three months, after initiating trials in various cities of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and also in Chandigarh, the selectors could manage to shortlist only 9 players.

Patil reviews shooting range project for police tourney
Chandigarh, June 25
UT Administrator Shivraj V Patil today reviewed the pending projects of the shooting range in Chandigarh. Patil asked senior civil and police officer to complete all ongoing works on priority in a time bound manner so that the proposed All India Police Duty Shooting Competition could be held in time. He asked them to put in their efforts to further develop and equip the range with all latest and modern facilities to make this one of the safest and the best shooting range in the region if not in the country.

Hunar wins golf title
Panchkula, June 25
Nine-year-old local golfer Hunar Mittal claimed first spot in the girls’ 9 years category of IJGA (International Junior Golf Academy)-North India’s per-qualifier 60th Albatross junior golf tournament held at Panchkula Golf club, here. The two-day tournament witnessed participation of over 90 players participated in this tournament. She scored 186 posits after 36 holes to claim the top spot. She scored 92 points on day 1 and on day second she scored 94 points.

CCA issues probables’ list for inter-district tournament
Chandigarh, June 25
The Chandigarh Cricket Association (affiliated with Haryana Cricket Association) announced probables’ list for Chandigarh boys’ (U-25) cricket team, here today. Surinder Singh Baijee, general secretary, CCA, said the selected members will represent the city in the upcoming inter-district cricket tournament, to be organized by Haryana Cricket Association, after undergoing coaching camp, which begins from June 27 at 4.30 pm at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, Chandigarh.

Golf tournament
City girl bags 7th rank
Chandigarh, June 25
Chandigarh’s golfer Tavleen Batra dropped one place and finished seventh, after the second round, in the ongoing Hero Women’s Professional Golf tour being held at Royal Springs Golf Course, Srinagar, today. She placed herself at the seventh spot with a total score of 151 points.

Tennis Tourney
Neel, Abhinav to clash in semifinals
Mohali, June 25
Tennis player Neel Dhaliwal will face Abhinav in the semifinals of boys (U-12) during the ongoing Total Tennis Championship for boys and girls being held at Swami Ram Tirath School, Phase 4, Mohali. In the quarterfinals played today, Neel Dhaliwal defeated Japrosul Veer at 6-3 while Abhinav outclassed Ksithij Joshi at 6-0. Earlier, in the first round matches, Neel Dhaliwal defeated Swamin at 6-0 whereas Abhinav defeated Rohan at 6-0 and moved to the quarterfinals and will now play in semifinals.


HOME PAGE | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Letters | Chandigarh | Ludhiana | Delhi |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | E-mail |