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Kids have narrow escape
'Best' HHB colony has poor quality houses
PANCHKULA, May 9 — Residents of the Housing Board colony in Sector 14 live under constant fear of being injured due to the poor quality of construction of their houses.
A peeled-off portion of the facade of a balcony in the Housing Board colony in Sector 14 of Panchkula.
A peeled-off portion of the facade of a balcony in the Housing Board colony in Sector 14 of Panchkula. — A Tribune photograph

DSP, Inspector face criminal case
CHANDIGARH, May 9 — The Chandigarh Administration has ordered registration of a criminal case against two police officials, Mr Devinder Singh, a Deputy Superintendent of police, and Mr Pushpinder Kumar Dhawan, an Inspector, "for allegedly forging the file pertaining to the murder of Ghanpat Rai".


Residents stop a truck "forcibly" carrying sand from the river bed in Kansala village in Ropar district on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
Villagers resist sand removal
CHANDIGARH, May 9 — A major clash was averted between the two rival groups over the contract for the removal of sand of a seasonal rivulet in Kansala village of Ropar district, about 15 km from here, today. When the son of a top Akali leader forcibly tried to remove the sand the from the river bed, it was opposed by the villagers.


10-day Gram Shree mela ends
PANCHKULA, May 9 — A number of people thronged the Gram Shree mela, an exhibition-cum-sale of rural handicrafts and artefacts on the concluding day of the 10-day fair here today.

Electoral roll revision-II ends
CHANDIGARH, May 9 — The second phase of the revision of electoral rolls for the Chandigarh parliamentary constituency concluded here today.

Traffic disrupted on national highway
ZIRAKPUR, May 9 — The traffic on the National Highway remained disrupted for more than four hours following a collision between a truck and a tractor-trolley at the Bhankharpur bridge, over the Ghaggar river, today.

S N I P P E T S
Question 'repeated' in sociology paper

Sarv dharma sammelan held

Homoeo doctors hold seminar

Traffic awareness camp held

Cases of trespass, eve-teasing

Lecturers happy with pay scales

PU Syndicate meets on May 31

Phone subscribers a harassed lot
MULLANPUR-GARIBDASS, May 9 — Non-availability of telephone sets at the local exchange to replace the faulty instruments has led to resentment among telephone subscribers here.

66 SCs get govt houses
DERA BASSI, May 9 — The Punjab Government would provide 12,000 pucca houses worth Rs 60 crore under various schemes for the poor and Scheduled Castes, said Capt. Kanwaljit Singh, Finance Minister, Punjab, while addressing a mass convention at Sundran village of this subdivision on Sunday.

Poets enthral select audience
CHANDIGARH, May 9 — The Punjabi Kavi Mandal today held its monthly meeting at the Punjab Kala Bhavan, Sector 16. It was attended by poets of the city, who recited their poetry in front of a select audience.

Sharma Chandigarh Club President
CHANDIGARH, May 9 — Mr Chaman Lal Sharma defeated Mr Harish Dhawan by a big margin of more than 1,500 votes to be elected as President of the Chandigarh Club — the biggest social club in the city — for the second consecutive term today.

Campaign for 'Different India'
CHANDIGARH, May 9—A campaign for 'Different India' was launched by the members of the Humanist Movement, at the UT Secretariat, Sector 9, here on May 7.Top



Compendium

Crime File
Four thieves held

Cultural Scene
Bal Vikas children hold cultural show


Reverence expected from scribes


Basera provides succour to sick, injured animals

Price Watch
These grapes are sour


City shootingball tourney beginsTop


  Features
Samra: soil erosion endangering dams
CHANDIGARH, May 9 — The life span and functioning of several dams across the Himalayas, including Bhakra and Pong dams, is being severely affected because of increasing erosion.

Toilets locked for years
PANCHKULA, May 9— Public toilets in different sector markets here are in pathetic condition due to lackadaisical approach of the Haryana Urban Development Authority. Some of the toilets have remained locked even after several years of construction.
An unused public toilet block in the Sector 2 market of Panchkula surrounded by wild growth.	— A Tribune photograph
An unused public toilet block in the Sector 2 market of Panchkula surrounded by wild growth. — A Tribune photograph

Water scarcity in govt schools
CHANDIGARH, May 9 — Picture this: the temperature shoots beyond 41C. A school that has 1500 students and 48 teachers is equipped with just seven taps, not even one of which has a drop of water.

Meet Principals 'Blend modernity with tradition'
CHANDIGARH, May 9 — "We should understand the importance of the West in terms of its modernisation, but at the same time not give up our Eastern culture and traditions.

Guinness record aspirant a sad man
CHANDIGARH, May 9—Mr Rattan Dev Jangra has a passion — to make an entry into the Guinness Book of World Records for accomplishing the unusual feat of conducting a backward foot march covering a distance of 164 km in a record time of 48 hours and 20 minutes.

School project hangs fire
MULLANPUR-GARIBDASS, May 9 — A proposed project by an NRI of this village to build a school here is facing difficulties due to the indifferent attitude of the Punjab district and school authorities.

MFC students up in arms
CHANDIGARH, May 9 — Students taking their Masters of Finance examination have been running from pillar to post to establish the fact that they have been granted a second chance for the re-appear examination approved by the Syndicate at its meeting on April 24.

Check encroachments: ex-Mayor
CHANDIGARH, May 9 — “Encroachments must be prevented to maintain special and separate identity of Chandigarh”, cautions Mr Gian Chand Gupta, an ex-Mayor of the city, saying “the anti-encroachment work should be free from both political and administrative interference”.Top


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