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Killer rain showers destruction
Villages flooded, 2 die in roof collapse; houses crumble down
Panchkula, August 14
A woman, Prema Devi, 41, and her 17-year-old son, Thakur Dass, were killed and another member of the family was injured in a roof collapse at Pinjore because of the continuous rain here today. The woman and her son were sleeping in their Rathpur Colony house when the roof caved in. With them were the woman’s 14-year-old daughter, Sharda and elder son, Ramesh.




TRAIL OF DESTRUCTION: This was a two-storey building that came crumbling down in Hem Vihar Colony, Bartana, due to a heavy rain on Wednesday. 
— Tribune photograph 

Jacob inaugurates leaking maternity wing
Chandigarh, August 14
The Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob, inaugurated a leaking 30- bed maternity wing at the Sector 22 Community Health Centre, here today. The wing, constructed at a cost of Rs 80 lakh on the first floor of the Sector 22 Polyclinic, was planned to take the load off the General Hospital.

PU students call off strike
Chandigarh, August 14
The ongoing agitation of students in Panjab University ended here today with the university authorities acceding to a many of their demands. The university agreed to give a re-appear chance to MBA students at the earliest so that the result is available before their placement interviews.

The Tribune greets its readers on Independence Day



Kids of Evergreen Academy, Sector 34, participate in a fancy-dress competition Independence Day celebrations
Chandigarh, August 14
Patriotism and enthusiasm marked the dance and music show presented by students of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Sector 26, as part of the Independence Day celebrations, here today. The programme started with ‘Vande Mataram’ and was followed by a pledge for the country. 
Kids of Evergreen Academy, Sector 34, participate in a fancy-dress competition on the eve of Independence Day on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

  • City police on high alert

  • From left: B.S. Bassi and Ajay KashyapPresident's Police Medal for Bassi
    Chandigarh, August 14
    The UT Inspector-General of Police, Mr B.S. Bassi, has been conferred with the President'd Police Medal and his deputy, the DIG, Mr Ajay Kashyap, has been given the Police Medal for meritorious services by the President of India. Mr Bassi joined the Chandigarh police as IGP in July, 2000.

  • 5 get police medals
    From Left: Gurdeep Singh, Sukhwant Singh, Parmjit Singh, Shish Pal, Harbans SinghChandigarh, August 14
    The UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R Jacob (retd), today awarded police medals to five personnel. Four head constables and one constable, all with services of more than 15 years, of the UT police were given the medals in recognisition of their ‘‘dedication to duty and excellent performances’’.

  • I-Day programme on Lashkara


Newly-built roads give way to first rain
Panchkula, August 14
Barely a fortnight after B roads in Industrial Area, Phase II, here were laid, the first heavy downpour washed away vast tracts of the roads. This has once again brought into focus the use of poor quality material in constructing the roads.

Home delivery to add to monsoon masti
CHANDIGARH: At last, after the oppressive heat, the much-propitiated rain gods relented and the blue sky turned black with water-laden clouds. And then, to the accompaniment of thundery flashes of lightning, there was a downpour. The kind we associate with the monsoon — heavy and continuous.

Cobras in CHB’s office
Chandigarh, August 14
Apart from records of thousands of flats, the office of the Chandigarh Housing Board in Sector 9 has also become the abode of snakes. At least four deadly cobras were caught yesterday by snake charmers, who were especially called to tackle the situation.

Morning Shatabdi delayed
Chandigarh, August 14
Morning Shatabdi Express running from Kalka to New Delhi, and Kalka Mail from Kalka to Howrah, were delayed by over two hours due to submergence of rail tracks between Chandi Mandir and Chandigarh.

2 killed in road accidents
Panchkula, August 14
Two persons were killed and one was injured in two separate road accidents in the district during the past 24 hours.



Bahadur SinghIllicit relations lead to murder
Dera Bassi, August 14
A 65-year-old resident of Nagla village, about 5 km from here, was battered to death by two brothers of the same locality, late last night. The victim, Bahadur Singh, a former Deputy Manager with the HMT, Pinjore, was allegedly murdered by Rajinder Singh and his brother, Gurvinder Singh, around 10.30 p.m. 


Grounds spelled out for exemption
Chandigarh, August 14
The Punjab and Haryana High Court, in a significant ruling, has held that an accused can be granted exemption from personal appearance if he comes from a far off place and allegations against him are made without basis.

  • Notice in petrol pumps case

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