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Heat wave grips city
Temperature 4 degrees above normal
Chandigarh, May 11
There is a word of caution for those suffering from heat-related problems. Avoid getting exposed to the scorching sun as the hot and dry spell is expected to worsen further, say weathermen at the local Meteorological Department.

Children beat the heat in the Sector 23 swimming pool in Chandigarh Children beat the heat in the Sector 23 swimming pool in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
— Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan


4 dead as car falls into gorge
Chandigarh, May 11
Four persons, including a city resident, were killed when their car fell in to a 250-metre deep gorge near Dev Prayag in Uttaranchal this morning. All four were employed with a local company.

40 pc electorate used voter cards
Chandigarh, May 11
Elections to the Lok Sabha held yesterday have thrown up some interesting data. Voters in Sectors 1 to 10, considered the richest area in Chandigarh, came out to vote in good numbers.

Those who couldn’t vote
Chandigarh, May 11
The following voters in Chandigarh and Mohali could not vote despite having voters’ ID cards or having lived in Chandigarh for decades. A large number of them had voted in the Lok Sabha polls in 1999, and even in the Municipal Corporation elections in Chandigarh in December 2001.

Chautala hoardings to stare at you again
Panchkula, May 11
After a gap of about two months, hundreds of hoardings claiming various achievements of the Chautala government are set to be installed in the state again. With the elections to the Lok Sahba over, various government departments, including boards and corporations, are set to install hoardings on the orders of the Haryana Government.

City may be first in declaring poll result
Chandigarh, May 11
Armed with an organised system at their hands, officials in Chandigarh are aiming for the unique distinction of being the first constituency in the country to declare the result of the lone seat from Chandigarh to the Lok Sabha when counting starts on May 13.

Elaborate security around counting centres
Chandigarh, May 11
The four counting centres for the Chandigarh Lok Sabha constituency in Sectors 11, 26, 46 and 42 have been turned into high-security forts. The process of sealing electronic voting machines and strongrooms went on till 3 am today in some cases. The counting will take place on May 13. Five security rings have been formed around the counting centres by the police and the ITBP. Police teams are doing patrolling around these centres.

An ITBP personnel stands guard at the Sector 11 counting centre in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

An ITBP personnel stands guard at the Sector 11 counting centre in Chandigarh

Indian geologist makes it to Guinness Book of World Records
Chandigarh, May 11
Dr Ritesh Arya, a hydrogeologist from Panjab University, has made it to the Guinness Book of World Records for drilling the highest artesian borehole in the world. Hailing from Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh, this geologist-turned-entrepreneur has been a 'rebel' of sorts.


PSEB introduces token system for bill payment
Mohali, May 11
Now power consumers will not have to stand in queues for hours to deposit bills at the office of the Punjab State Electricity Board in Phase I, Industrial Area, here. The authorities have come out with a scheme for their convenience.

Low voter turnout in Mohali
Mohali, May 11
Residents of Mohali have shown little interest in voting in the Lok Sabha poll held yesterday as compared to people living in rural areas. While the voting percentage at certain polling booths in rural areas of the Kharar 69 segment of the Ropar constituency was more than 70, the voting percentage at a polling booth in the town was as low as 23.

BSF, commandos guard strongroom with EVMs
Mohali, May 11
Police personnel from the Border Security Force and Punjab commandos are guarding the strongroom, set up in Shivalik Public School, Phase VI, where the fate of five candidates for the Ropar Lok Sabha seat is lying sealed in electronic voting machines.

District Electoral Officer convenes meeting
Panchkula, May 11
The District Electoral Officer, Ms Satwanti Ahlawat, today held a meeting in connection with the counting of votes for the Kalka Assembly segment of the Ambala parliamentary constituency. The counting will be taken up at Community Centre of Bharat Electronics Limited Colony on May 13.

Admn denies neglecting Thathar
Panchkula, May 11
The district administration today refuted the allegation that the boycott of polling by residents of Thathar village in the Kalka constituency was a result of the lack of development in the Morni area.

34 Medium Regiment celebrates Cassino diamond jubilee
Chandigarh, May 11
The 34 Medium Regiment (Cassino II) celebrated Cassino diamond jubilee somewhere in the western sector today. A cycle rally, which was conducted by the unit from Belgaum to Meerut to mark the occasion, culminated here.

Fauji Beat
Ex-servicemen should not venture into Iraq
The Government of India has ordered an inquiry into the shipment of 1,500 ex-servicemen to Iraq by some security agencies in contravention of government orders. In view of the deteriorating security situation in Iraq, the Central Government had imposed a ban on April 15, on Indian citizens from going to Iraq.
  • Soldiering and religious faith

  • NCC in villages

  • Polyclinic in Chandigarh sought


Officers of the 48 Armoured Regiment at a temple along with the Colonel of the Regiment, Lieut-Gen Kapil Vij on the right.

Officers of the 48 Armoured Regiment at a temple along with the Colonel of the Regiment, Lieut-Gen Kapil Vij on the right

Cop succumbs to injuries
Zirakpur, May 11
A Head Constable of the Punjab police, Padam Pal Singh, who was run over by a car on the busy Chandigarh-Zirakpur-Patiala highway late last night, succumbed to his injuries in the PGI in Chandigarh, early this morning.

Deputy Speaker to meet PUDA, MC officials
Mohali, May 11
The Deputy Speaker of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Mr Bir Devinder Singh, convened a meeting of PUDA and officials of Municipal Council and Municipal Councillors of Sector 71 tomorrow in connection with the shortage of water in the township.


Liquor smuggler, henchmen assault man
Chandigarh, May 11
An alleged liquor smuggler and his henchmen injured two persons in an armed assault near the Parashuram Bhavan in Sector 37 here last night. Surinder Kumar was admitted to the Sector 16 General Hospital, while Gurcharan Singh was taken to the PGI with multiple injuries.


Sensex falls on fear of hung Parliament
Chandigarh, May 11
Apprehensions of a hung Parliament, have not only caused losses worth Rs 50 crore to the investors in the share market during the past two days, but also has taken away the colour of their faces.


Students of Shishu Niketan Senior Secondary School, Sector 22, Chandigarh, visit The Tribune office
Students of Shishu Niketan Senior Secondary School, Sector 22, Chandigarh, visit The Tribune office on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Syndicate to decide lecture shortage issue
Chandigarh, May 11
The case of lecture shortage of students of the Department of Laws, Panjab University, after doing the rounds in various committees and the department, is back to the Syndicate for a final decision.

Another city girl in IIMs list
Chandigarh, May 11
Another city girl, Nidhi Bansal, has made it to the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) at Bangalore, Kolkata, Lucknow, Indore and Kozhikode.

Talent hunt at Mount Carmel
Chandigarh, May 11
A talent hunt programme was organised by Srijan, an NGO, at Mount Carmel School, Sector 47, here today. Events were held in dance, drama, drawing, painting, poetry and prose writing and music (vocal) for different age groups.
  • Eco club

  • Founder’s Day

  • Celebrations

Students perform in a dance competition at Mount Carmel School, Sector 47, Chandigarh
Students perform in a dance competition at Mount Carmel School, Sector 47, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph


Subhash weaves sarasvani magic
Chandigarh, May 11
On the occasion of its 88th monthly baithak programme, Pracheen Kala Kendra presented sarasvani recital by Subhash Chander Ghosh, a disciple of the legendary Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, at Bhaskar Rao Indoor Auditorium in Sector 35 here today. Subhash invented the sarasvani after intensive research on different types of music for years. He commenced his recital with Raga Puriya Kalyan set to Jhap Taal, alaap, jod and jhala were played with simplicity and clarity.

Subhash Chander Ghosh

Subhash Chander Ghosh

Theatre season back again
Chandigarh, May 11
For theatre lovers of the city, the scene is warming up once again. Starting the season with their annual production, students of the Department of Theatre, Panjab University, Chandigarh, are all set to treat you to Friedrich Durrenmatt’s German play, “The Physicists”.


‘Peter Pan’ leads you into a child’s world

Do you believe in fairies? You have to, if you do not want to let ‘Peter Pan’ down. The boy who refuses to grow up is here to lead you into his world, the magical island of ‘Neverland’, which is full of fairies, Red Indians and pirates, challenging you at each step as travel along with him during a two-hour musical.

Children perform in a musical play, ‘Peter Pan’, at St Kabir School, Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Children perform in a musical play, ‘Peter Pan’, at St Kabir School, Sector 26, Chandigarh

A mind-boggling experience in Dubai
It was a mind-boggling experience, according to the largest tour operator of the region, Mr Kapil Malhotra, Director, Ekido Holiday Tours Pvt Ltd, who returned to the city on Tuesday after attending Arabian Travel Mart 2004 (ATM04) held in Dubai from May 4 to 7.

Fitness Trail
Don’t ignore teething troubles
Prevention is better than cure. But we hardly seem to follow this important diktat, especially where our teeth or dental health is concerned. A headache can send us scurrying to a doctor, fearing it may be migraine or high blood pressure.

Dream come true for city lad
HE is one of the first male models from the city to have made it big in the Indian fashion industry. Piyush Vij, the man with a boyish charm, has just returned to the city after walking the ramp for Tarun Tahiliani and Rohit Bal at the recently concluded Lakme India Fashion Week.

He has it in him to scare you
The name of B.P. Singh is synonymous with the genre of horror shows. Singh’s latest offering on Sahara Manoranjan, ‘Raat Hone Ko Hai” the first daily horror show, is set to send the chill down your spine.


Coaching camp from May 24
Chandigarh, May 11
Vivek High School, Sector 38, will organise a professional summer coaching camp in hockey, cricket, basketball, and football from May 24 to June 24. Professional coaches will offer their services from 6.30 am to 9.30 am. Yoga classes will also be a part of this session.

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