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Woman bludgeoned to death by relatives, neighbour
SAS Nagar, June 6
A 42-year-old woman from West Bengal, residing in Phase IX here, was bludgeoned to death allegedly by her husband’s younger brother, his wife and a female neighbour here this evening following a minor altercation.

Reeta Das, the grieving daughter of Kalpana Das who was killed in Phase IX, SAS Nagar Reeta Das (left), the grieving daughter of Kalpana Das who was killed in Phase IX, SAS Nagar, on Friday. — Photo Pankaj Sharma


Five of family die in accident
Lalru, June 6
Five members of a Delhi-based family were killed when their car collided head on with a Haryana Roadways bus on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway near here today.
Residents of Janakpuri in Delhi, they were crushed to death in their Hyundai Accent at about 11.15 am.

‘Dance show’ by inmates wasn’t vulgar: report
Chandigarh, June 6
An inquiry into the “dance show” by certain women inmates in the Burail jail has confirmed that a performance took place but denied that it was vulgar. The report says that only devotional and film songs were performed, well-placed sources told Chandigarh Tribune today.

Over 1,000 jhuggis razed
Chandigarh, June 6
In a major drive to get its land vacated the Chandigarh Administration today razed more than 1,000 illegally raised jhuggis in the Shaheed Bhagat Singh slum colony, located just south of Sector 49 here today.

More than 1,000 illegal jhuggis in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Colony, located just south of Sector 49, were demolished in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan

More than 1,000 illegal jhuggis in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Colony, located just south of Sector 49, were demolished in Chandigarh

Sweepers’ stir throws waste management out of gear
Chandigarh, June 6
Apart from patient care, the nursing staff at Government Medical College and Hospital, these days has an additional responsibility. With the sweepers strike throwing the hospital waste management out of gear, the place is littered with syringes, cotton and plastic bottles.

Heaps of hospital waste, including syringes, cotton and kitchen waste, dumped out in the open at Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan 

Heaps of hospital waste, including syringes, cotton and kitchen waste, dumped out in the open at Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh

Admn suspends MC resolution
Chandigarh, June 6
The efforts of the municipal corporation to end the controversy over employing sweepers are set to fail. The Chandigarh Administration has suspended the resolution of the corporation to employ 1100 sweepers on a regular basis.


PM Rozgar Yojna comes a cropper in city
Chandigarh, June 6
While state governments and union territories have been vying with each other for getting Central aid and funds under different schemes, the Chandigarh Administration has been unable to utilise funds worth crores under the Prime Minister Rozgar Yojna.

Estate Office team pelted with stones, 2 hurt
Panchkula, June 6
Even as the Enforcement Wing of the Estate Office and the police lock horns over the removal of rehris of fruit vendors from the Sector 7, 8, 17 and 18 round about, the former made an unsuccessful attempt today to remove them.

Nephew identifies man’s body
Chandigarh, June 6
The man, who was killed in Mauli Complex yesterday, has been identified as Pawan Kumar (24), a resident of Rajiv Colony, Panchkula.
The body was identified by Vinod, nephew of the deceased. He had seen Pawan’s photograph which appeared in various newspapers today.

Conversions were done fraudulently: panel
Chandigarh, June 6
A fact-finding committee led by former Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab Director General Police P.C. Dogra yesterday said the conversions in Chandigarh on April 14 were allegedly done fraudulently and in a manner to hurt the sentiments of a particular community and cause disharmony in the society.

Chicken lovers feel the heat as prices soar
Panchkula, June 6
The intense heat wave in the region, coupled with the unprecedented hike in prices of chicken feed, has lead to a sharp increase in the prices of chicken.
From Rs 50 to Rs 60 per kg only last month, the chicken prices have shot up to almost Rs 90 to Rs 100 per kg.

Focus on environment protection
Chandigarh, June 6
A seminar on “National Green Corps — challenges ahead” was organised by the Environment Society of India at the Nature Discovery Commonwealth Youth Programme Asia Centre, Sector 12, here today.

SAD flays Sikhs for helping Cong
Chandigarh, June 6
Operation Bluestar was carried out in 1984 to defame the Sikhs, said former Finance Minister, Capt Kanwaljit Singh at a rally organised by the local unit of the Shiromani Akali Dal to mark 19 years of the operation.

SAD activists take part in a torchlight procession in connection with ‘Ghalughara Week’ at the Sector 34 gurdwara in Chandigarh on Friday. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan

SAD activists take part in a torchlight procession in connection with ‘Ghalughara Week’ at the Sector 34 gurdwara in Chandigarh

BJP decries property tax imposition
Chandigarh, June 6
The local unit of the BJP has condemned the imposition of property tax of 5 per cent in the city. It has claimed that the Congress MP, Mr Pawan Bansal, and Congress-ruled corporation have betrayed the people of the city by imposing the tax.

Immolation threat flayed
SAS Nagar, June 6
The 1984 Sikh Massacre Welfare Society has condemned the ‘‘political drama being staged by the five Sikh women who said that they would immolate themselves.’’ In a press note issued by Mr Manohar Singh, general secretary of the society, it alleged that the women took the step in violation of the orders passed by the Jathedar of Akal Takht.

Jayanti JhaSmall measures
WITH water tables receding and the population burgeoning, water conservation seems an uphill task. We can contribute towards conservation of water in our own small way. Small measures such as those being promoted in newspapers can be effective. The water used for cleaning houses can, in turn, be used to water plants.

Irate residents block traffic
Panchkula, June 6
Irate residents of Raiwali village near Barwala blocked the National Highway-73 (Panchkula- Naraingarh highway) for almost one hour in protest against the erratic power supply in the village.


Couple being ‘pressurised’ to vacate house
Chandigarh, June 6
A Sector 20-based couple, who were allegedly attacked by a group of six persons on May 23, are still afraid to move out as they fear another attack. The couple allege that they are “indirectly” being pressurised to vacate the rented accommodation where they have been living for the past several years.

2 hurt in attack by 4 brothers
Chandigarh, June 6
Two persons, Raj Singh of Kansal village and Sohan Singh of Kishangarh village, were wounded seriously when they were allegedly attacked by four brothers of Kansal village, Kharar, in broad daylight near the Matka chowk here this afternoon.


Admn ‘adamant’ on engaging part-time faculty
Chandigarh, June 6
With the Central Government’s sanction for the creation of new faculty posts unlikely to come through in time to introduce the much talked about masters-level courses in the Chandigarh College of Architecture and the Government College of Art from the forthcoming academic session, the UT Administration is looking for ways and means to overcome some of the restrictions regarding appointment of faculty on contract basis.

When principals went hiking
Chandigarh, June 6
Their annual trip to the hills, which began today, is down from four days to a single day but it hardly matters. Adventure and excitement is their only concern.
A group of 35 heads of government schools and Nayodaya Vidyalayas went hiking to infuse new life into their mundane routines.

Evening Studies Dept hotbed of politics
Chandigarh, June 6
The Department of Evening Studies at Panjab University has become a hotbed of politics, with the faculty divided over the implementation of the Syndicate decision of a six-day week from the next academic session.

e all know that a cricket ball is heavier than a table tennis ball. If we throw both the balls with the same speed, it will be found that more force is required to stop the cricket ball, which has more mass, while relatively less force is required to stop the table tennis ball which has comparatively less mass.


Plea on entrance exam dismissed
Chandigarh, June 6
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today dismissed a petition filed by candidates for the all-India engineering entrance examinations conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education. They were seeking directions for ordering a probe by an independent agency into the alleged wastage of time.

Plea allowed in Beant Singh case
Chandigarh, June 6
The UT CBI Special Judge, Mr Balbir Singh, today allowed the application moved by one of the accused, Navjot Singh, that another accused in the case, Jagtar Singh Tara, be allowed to file an affidavit in his favour that he was not involved in the assassination of the then Punjab Chief Minister, Beant Singh.


‘Saanp Sidi’ of corporate lifestyle
Chandigarh, June 6
Taking cue from the National School of Drama Theatre Festival held last year, which established the fact that there was no dearth of responsive audience for a good production, local theatre groups of the city have geared up to inject certain degree of professionalism in this ailing art form.

The rehearsal of “Saanp Sidi” in progress at Punjab Kala Bhavan in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

The rehearsal of "Saanp Sidi" in progress at Punjab Kala Bhavan in Chandigarh

Play gives message with tinge of humour
Chandigarh, June 6
While hilarity was the hallmark of the street play “Sharad Ka Beeda”, staged by Theatre Arts Chandigarh at the Sector 17 Plaza, it managed to drive home the point that World Environment Day should not remain a one-day affair to hold talks and seminars but made a sustained campaign to undo the wrongs done to mother earth.

NRI here to make Punjabi film
Chandigarh, June 6
After a lull, the Punjabi film scene is once again looking up, thanks to the NRIs who are willing to invest in these films. If the success of “Jee Aaiyan Nu” raised hopes of film-makers and local artistes, a new venture, “Lakeeran”, also holds promise.

Vikrant back with Punjabi album
Chandigarh, June 6
If his first album, “Dance India”, put Vikrant on the map of Hindi pop, his second album, “Rann Babey Di” established him as one of the most successful Punjabi pop singers of the region. Now that he has come out with “Sonne Da Chhalla”, his second Punjabi pop album, which was released a week ago, it remains to be seen whether Vikrant’s dream to put Punjabi pop once again on the national scene is going to be realised or not.

Vikrant with his new Punjabi music album, “Sonne Da Chhalla”, in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Vikrant with his new Punjabi music album, "Sonne Da Chhalla", in Chandigarh


Leprosy obviation by 2007 ‘unlikely’
Chandigarh, June 6
With 30 new cases of leprosy being reported in the city every month and majority of them being migrant population, the task of eliminating the disease by the year 2007 appears to be an unachievable task for the UT Health authorities.

Over 500 examined at medical camp
SAS Nagar, June 6
The outreach programme of the Civil Hospital here proved to be a major success today. Over 500 patients were examined by specialists from the Civil Hospital at a free camp organised by the Punjab Health Systems Corporation.


SAS Nagar to have skating rink
SAS Nagar, June 6
There is good news for SAS Nagar youngsters. The township will soon have a basketball court and a skating rink. This was decided at a special joint meeting held at the PUDA office here yesterday under the Chairmanship of the Deputy Speaker Vidhan Sabha and MLA, Kharar, Mr Bir Devinder Singh.

Good news for horse riders
Chandigarh, June 6
Good news for equestrian lovers!. Lakeview Riding Club located in the Lake Club, Sector 6, has opened its doors for horse riders. Though the coaching for horse riding began about four months ago, but people are still not much aware of the new facility being offered in the city.

Rahul Bakshi wins Southern India Golf
Chandigarh, June 6
Rahul Bakshi of Chandigarh won the Southern India Junior Golf Tournament in the under-13 years age category by a whopping margin of 15 strokes, according to information received here today. The tournament was held at the Bangalore Golf Course.

Sarbjit helps Jalandhar reach 239
Chandigarh, June 6
Chandigarh were 32 runs without loss in 13 overs in their second innings in the final of the Punjab State Inter-district Cricket Tournament for Under-17 section, played at PCA stadium, SAS Nagar, here today. Gurkirat (17) and Sidhharth (12) were at the crease at the end of the second day’s play.


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