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Hail wins against city’s ‘power’
Chandigarh, May 25
Widespread rain accompanied by a hailstorm in the city and its surrounding areas brought in welcome relief from the ongoing heat wave. But with it came a major power breakdown, water-logged roads and loss in business activity.

HOT SKY TURNS COLD; HEAVENS STILL FURIOUS: Rain brings a temporary relief from heat, but clogs roads and affects power supply in Chandigarh on Saturday.
— Photo Manoj Mahajan

What will be the future of Class XII failures?
Chandigarh, May 25
Success stories of students in the class XII CBSE examination continue to pour in while a significant number of failures go unnoticed year after year at the time of declaration of results in each school.

Fake stamp paper racket unearthed
Arrested gang members spill beans
Panchkula, May 25
A gang involved in making fake stamp papers, which had been busted in Bahadurgarh earlier this month, had reportedly spread its business also in Panchkula. According to local document writers and stamp vendors, the gang had spread its tentacles here also.



Charges against HoD; PGI begins probe
Chandigarh, May 25
The PGI administration has initiated an inquiry into allegations by the husband of a patient with a kidney problem that a certain doctor had told him to buy an expensive surgical item from a particular shop and troubled him on not complying.

Eight injured in bus-truck collision
Panchkula, May 25
As many as eight persons were injured, one of them seriously, when the Himachal Roadways bus they were travelling in, collided head-on with a truck near Majri chowk at around 5 am today.

Soon, we’ll have malls here
Chandigarh, May 25
Taking cue from international shopping malls, the Chandigarh Administration is likely to allow similar centres, spread across 2 to 3 acres each, to come up here, which will change for ever the skyline of the city and the way its citizens shop.

Sidhu’s bail plea rejected
Panchkula, May 25
A bail plea moved by a former Chairman of the Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) Ravinder Pal Singh Sidhu, in a case under the Arms Act registered against him in the Sector 39 police Station was today dismissed by a local court. This was second time when the Magistrate had dismissed the bail plea moved Sidhu under the Arms Act registered him.

Inquiry indicts SI for torture
Chandigarh, May 25
A sub-inspector of the Chandigarh police has reportedly been indicted by a departmental inquiry for allegedly torturing a Sector 19 resident in a theft case. Three others, including a former SHO of the Sector 19 police station and two constables have, however, been acquitted by the inquiry.


Security beefed up at Burail jail
Chandigarh, May 25
Taking into consideration the sensitivity of certain criminal cases being heard at Model Burail Jail, the UT Administration has finally spruced up security all around the jail campus.

Police clueless in Sec 15 murder case
Chandigarh, May 25
The police is still clueless about the whereabouts of Som Bahadur, who allegedly murdered a 78-year-old woman in Sector 15 earlier this week. The body of the deceased, Prakash Kaur was found yesterday.

Litterbugs to be fined
Chandigarh, May 25
With a view to initiate punitive legal action against residents creating unhygienic conditions in the city by throwing waste material indiscriminately on public roads, Inspectors of the office of the Medical Officer of Health issued 143 challans during this week.

Citizens’ Bible: Love thy neighbour not
Chandigarh, May 25
*A 78-year-old lonely widow is murdered in her house and the neigbours get suspicious only after finding newspapers lying outside her house on May 24.

‘Peace is all about clarity of thought’
Chandigarh, May 25
Spiritual elements for one reason or the other, remain so heavily shrouded by the numerous routine cares we harbour, that it becomes impossible to feel them, let alone use them for attainment of mental peace.

Mangoes strewn on the Chandigarh-Panchkula highway after this truck overturned there early on Saturday.Mango-laden truck overturns
Chandigarh, May 25
A mango-laden truck overturned near the electricity substation on the Chandigarh - Panchkula road in the early hours of today, affecting rush hour in the traffic morning.

Mangoes strewn on the Chandigarh-Panchkula highway after this truck overturned there early on Saturday.
— A Tribune photograph

‘Half the world’s workforce is oppressed’
SAS Nagar, May 25
“Today’s society is facing a crisis and there was need for social reconstruction by removing social evils”, said Dr Pranav Panadya, Head of the Global Gayatri Parivar, while delivering a lecture on, ‘Today’s problems and their solutions’ organised at Gian Jyoti Institute in Phase II here today.

Pranav Pandaya, Chancellor, Dev Sanskriti Vishv Vidayala, Uttaranchal, delivers a lecture on ‘Today’s problems and their solutions’, in Gian Jyoti Public School, Phase II, SAS Nagar, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Street play on AIDS
Chandigarh, May 25
Volunteers of Yuvsatta, in association with the State AIDS Control Society, today organised a street play titled ‘Suraksha Mai Ki Raksha’ at Labour Chowk, Colony Number 5.

Exhibition ends
Chandigarh, May 25
A two day exhibition-cum-sale of garments, bed sheets, handbags and cards designed by students of vocational courses being run in eight government senior secondary schools of the city concluded at Lajpat Rai Bhavan, Sector 15, here today.

Various items made by students of government schools on display at an exhibition organised by the UT Education Department in Chandigarh on Sunday.
— A Tribune photograph

Artists perform shramdan at Sukhna
Chandigarh, May 25
About 20 city-based artists today got together to voice their concern over the falling water content in Sukhna Lake.

Rakesh Maurya honoured
Chandigarh, May 25
Haryana Governor Babu Parmanand felicitated Rakesh Maurya, a slum dweller student, with a cash award of Rs 20,000 on his topping the non-medical stream of the plus two examination conducted by the CBSE

End exploitation of teachers
he state of affairs in Chandigarh’s privately managed schools speaks volumes about the exploitation of parents of the students as well as the teachers. Even after the enforcement of the Punjab School Employees Act, 1979, in February 2001 by the Chandigarh Administration, the condition of private school teachers remains the same.

  • Lake Club affairs



Scooter knocks down cyclist
Chandigarh, May 25
An unidentified person was seriously injured after his bicycle was hit by a scooter with a Punjab registration number near the marble market here.

Minors booked for assaulting, looting rickshaw-puller
Chandigarh, May 25
Four minors were arrested for reportedly assaulting and looting a rickshaw-puller near the Piccadily Chowk in the wee hours of the morning today.

30 booked for ransacking shop
Chandigarh, May 25
The local police today booked about 30 persons for rioting, assault and criminal conspiracy after a number of persons attacked and ransacked a shop in the Sector-26, Grain Market.


Kids learn about optimum uses of PCs
A child learns about the uses of a computer at a ‘PC party’ organised by Intel in Chandigarh on Saturday.Chandigarh, May 25
City kids were invited to a PC party hosted by Intel, a computer-processing chip manufacturing company, where they were given tips on how to best use the computer.

A child learns about the uses of a computer at a ‘PC party’ organised by Intel in Chandigarh on Saturday.
— A Tribune photograph

SBP associated with main branch
Dera Bassi, May 25
The local branch of the State bank of Patiala was today associated with the Bank’s main branch in Chandigarh as a member.




Syndicate suggests ways to improve evaluation quality
Chandigarh, May 25
The Panjab University Syndicate today made some useful suggestions to improve the quality of evaluation in the postgraduate courses, an area where drawbacks had been accepted on many grounds in the recent past.

Students of Vivek Nursery and Preparatory School, Sector 9, during a ‘poetry day’ performance in Chandigarh on Friday.Kids get poetic licence for a day
Chandigarh, May 25
The Sector 9 Vivek Nursery and Preparatory School organised a poetry competition in juniors and seniors categories yesterday.

Students of Vivek Nursery and Preparatory School, Sector 9, during a ‘poetry day’ performance in Chandigarh on Friday.


DGP told to produce DSP Nagar in court
Chandigarh, May 25
In less than a week after Deputy Superintendent of Police Jagdish Nagar, his wife Rajwanti Nagar and a gunman were taken hostage allegedly by members of the Bhartiya Kisan Union while they were going to Jind from Panchkula, Mr Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked Haryana’s Director General of Police to produce the three in the Court on May 29.

  • Dowry case
  • Probe ordered

Dowry death case: 10-yr RI for one
Panchkula, May 25
The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge has sentenced a resident of Bir Ghaggar, Ajmer Singh, to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment in a case of dowry death.



Shah Rukh Khan in ‘Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam’FILM REVIEW
A run-of-the-mill film
Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam (Batra and KC, Panchkula ) is a shabby fare in presenting already tried stories in the same settings by faces already seen in garbs of similar characters in earlier films.

Across the shores flavours for jaded literary palates
Chandigarh, May 25
The Punjab Governor and Administrator of Chandigarh, Lt. Gen. (retd.) J.F.R Jacob today released ‘From Across the Shores’, a collection of stories by Asiana in Britain compiled and translated by Dr Rana Nayar at a function organised in the British Library.

Shiamak DavarShiamak to teach city kids to dance 
Panchkula, May 25
Noted choreographer and pioneer of jazz dance in India, Shiamak Davar, is organising a two- week workshop, “Summer Funk” at Hansraj Public School here from June 3. The workshop will also begin at Hotel Parkview in Sector 24 on the same day, in collaboration with the Durga Dass Foundation.

R.D. Burman Award Nite today
Chandigarh, May 25
The first All-India R.D. Burman Award Nite, scheduled to be held today at Tagore Theatre, could not take place due to failure in the power supply.


UROD de-addiction method risky: PGI
Chandigarh, May 25
The method of ultra rapid opiate detoxification (UROD) claimed by the SAS Nagar-based Silver Oaks Hospital to be an effective, short and safe method of de-addicting patients might not be so.

Awareness camp on organ transplantation ends
Chandigarh, May 25
A week-long public awareness camp on organ transplantation concluded at the PGI here today.



AG club beat ICC XI
Chandigarh, May 25
A superb knock of 108 runs by MP Singh enabled AG Punjab Cricket Club in beating the ICC XI by 81 runs in ‘A’ division match of the UT League Cricket Tournament played here today.

  • Netball trials

  • PCA win cricket tourney


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