|A flight to
For commuters, it was nothing less than a flight to inconvenience.
Though low-cost carrier, Air Deccan, today kept its date, it left the
passengers high and dry waiting for the inaugural flight of the plane
to land from Delhi. In fact, on the very first day, the passengers had
to wait for over an hour in the lounge. Some even missed their
connecting flights and their appointments as a result of the delay.
Passengers who took the inaugural flight of Air Deccan from New Delhi to Chandigarh come out of the Chandigarh Airport, near here, on Monday morning.
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
celebrates 16 years of establishment today
The centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) here has
received two prestigious projects sponsored by the Department of
Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information
Technology, Government of India.
child’s individuality in decision making”
If a child starts giving his independent judgments, parents do not
take too kindly to him. For them the best child is the one who acts
according to their thinking and doesn’t have dissenting opinions. It
would not be out of the way to say that parents are the biggest
violators of natural rights of their child. This was stated by Dr I.P.
Massey, a member of the State Legal Services Authority, Himachal
Pradesh, in an interview with The Tribune.
Dr I.P. Massey, Member, State Legal Services Authority, Himachal Pradesh
pockets in name of welfare
F OR quite some time now, ex-servicemen
from various districts of Punjab have been raising their voice against
corruption in the District Sainik Welfare Offices.
A park 8
years ago, now a parking lot
Eight years ago, the piece of land opposite the Pracheen Shiv Mandir,
Sector 9, was a public park. Lined with lush green trees on its
borders, a barbed fencing to keep away stray animals; and, with
benches for visitors, this was one of the most frequented haunt in the
evening by residents in the vicinity.
take over as Lion Club DG
Mr K.S Sohal will take over the charge of District Governor of Lions
Club International, District 321-F on June 1. This was stated in a
press note issued by District PRO of Lions Club, Ms Renu Bali, today.
As many as 140 clubs in different parts of J&K, Punjab and
Chandigarh come under District 321-F.
meet Union Minister in Delhi
Congress leaders who have “fled” the city called upon Mr Prakash
Jaiswal, Union Minister of State for Home, in Delhi today pointing out
their reasons of discomfort in Chandigarh.
unions back strike call
Employee unions from different wings of the corporation and the
administration have decided to join the strike on May 11 given by the
co-ordination committee of Government and MC Employees and Workers.
This was stated in press notes of different employee organisations
Nearly 150 ‘kundis’ were removed by a team of the Punjab State
Electricity Board (PSEB) from Amb Sahibcolony here today. Residents
have been drawing power illegally from nearby lines over the past
quite some time.
The anti- encroachment staff of the Haryana Urban Development
Authority (HUDA) had to repeat the entire exercise of reclaiming land
in Industrial Area, Sector 14, 15 and 17, after encroachments
resurfaced within days.
Diwas on May 17
The Kisan Hit Bachao Committee (Periphery Area) has decided to
celebrate May 17 as “Kisan Ekta Diwas” and 51 farmers will take
part in relay hunger fast on that day to show unity and determination.
streetlight points non-functional in Panchkula
The five-member committee of Municipal Councillors formed to study the
actual number of streetlight points in Panchkula has claimed that 40
per cent of these points are non-functional.
preservation course for cops begins
A free of cost five-day Fruit and Vegetables Preservation and
Nutrition Course meant for the welfare of police personnel’s
families is being organised by the Rotary Club, Chandigarh, at the
Police Lines in Sector 26, here. Mr Satish Chandra, IG, Chandigarh
police, inaugurated the course today.
tightened after killings
With the killer Kalandar gang becoming active near the city killing
three persons and injuring seven at Dappar, the Chandigarh Police
tightened security in the city.
A psalm of life
poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s oft-quoted lines from his poem ‘A Psalm of Life’ — Dust thou art to dust returnest. Was not spoken of the soul — come at once to the mind as one spends a day in the life of the dealers in dust in the backyards of the Industrial Area in the city’s Ram Darbar. Over 500 persons from the migrant labour families of Uttar Pradesh are making a living of sifting and recycling industrial waste. A hard life indeed with children helping the parents but yet the soul smiles even after a dusty day’s work. It is time, however, for some voluntary groups to chip in and provide education to the young ones of these dust dealers.
Maal Devi is as good at the job as the men when it comes to seeing if the can may hold more than mere dust.
No school for Geeta and Manjesh who make tea to replenish the energy of their elders.
Bimla and Kanta pick out metal scrap from waste with the help of a magnet and the baby looks on.
Will the dream of Bimla for her son to have a future away from dust ever come true?
Tribune photos by Karam Singh