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5-month-old diagnosed with cholera
Mohali, May 21
A five-month-old infant of the Balmiki Colony here has been found suffering from cholera. This is the first reported case of cholera in the township this year. Admitted to the Cheema Medical Complex, Phase IV, yesterday, the patient, Rekha, was today diagnosed with cholera.

7 booked for abetting woman’s suicide
Chandigarh, May 21
A 26-year-old woman, Meera, who allegedly consumed some poisonous substance on May 17, died at the PGI here today.

Moon has a date with Venus

Mohali, May 21
If love is not in the air, it is definitely smiling down from the star-laden night sky. Stargazers were in for a celestial delight this evening when they got to view what is known as the “lunar occultation of Venus.”

Stargazers were in for a celestial delight when they saw Venus hanging below the Moon in the night sky.
Stargazers were in for a celestial delight when they saw Venus hanging below the Moon in the night sky. Tribune lensman Karam Singh captured this rare phenomenon in Chandigarh on Thursday evening.





Man tries to kill self in High Court
Chandigarh, May 21
A resident of Sangrur attempted to commit suicide in the court of Mr Justice Rajiv Bhalla at the Punjab and Haryana High Court here today.

City to have summary revision of voters’ list
Chandigarh, May 21
People whose names did not figure in the voters’ list, but have been listed as voters earlier or have voter identity cards, will have to follow a set of instructions to be issued by their respective returning officers.

Academy for judges may be set up
Chandigarh, May 21
The states of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, besides the Union Territory of Chandigarh Administration, are jointly working out the modalities for setting up a judicial academy for judges belonging to the superior judicial services. The academy is likely to come up in Chandigarh or Mohali.

Sappers’ goodwill cruise to Pak
Chandigarh, May 21
In the wake of Indo-Pak bilateral relations streaming towards warmer climes, the Army’s Corps of Engineers has planned a goodwill sailing expedition to the port city of Karachi, it is learnt. The sappers would be sailing onboard Trishna, the corps’ famous yacht which has already circumnavigated the globe and undertaken several international expeditions.

Handover 4 accused to USA, judge tells Pak
Chandigarh, May 21
Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of Washington D.C has asked the Pakistan government to handover to the US government the remaining four accused in the Pan Am aircraft hijack case for trial.

Heat claims life
Chandigarh, May 21
A person aged between 55 to 60 died near the Maloya bus stop here today due to heat wave.


Residents breathe easy as dust haze lifts

Chandigarh, May 21
City residents heaved a sigh of relief as the checking thick blanket of dust weathered away by afternoon. The Meteorological Office attributed the change to a new weather pattern which pushed the dust haze upwards into the atmosphere. Meanwhile, it was a harrowing time for asthma patients as the haze precipitated asthma attacks. There was a rise in the respiratory related infections in the past over 36 hours before the dust haze gave way to clear skies. The clear skies did bring respite to the residents, but the day temperature rose to 43.8°C from yesterday’s 42°C. The minimum temperature was 31°C compared to yesterday’s 25.8°C.

Two women riders cover their faces to escape the dust haze, which created breathing problems for many city residents. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma

Two women riders cover their faces to escape the dust haze, which created breathing problems for many city residents.

Without power for 15 hours!
Chandigarh, May 21
Residents of Sector 33 D had a harrowing time when they had to spend around 15 hours without power. Beginning at 2 am, residents could do little but wait helplessly, as workmen of the Electricity Department replaced damaged cables in the area.

Girls find Stop ’n’ Stare staff indecent
Chandigarh, May 21
Not all seems well with the management of CITCO's Stop 'n' Stare café whose employees are facing allegations of misbehaviour with some girl students of Government Art College, Sector 10. For the past few days, tension has been brewing between caretakers of the café and students, who have alleged that the staff often behaves "inappropriately" with them.

Buses impounded, drivers spared
Chandigarh, May 21
Drivers of state road transport corporations have been driving buses without licences and registration certificates (RCs) resulting in the traffic police impounding these vehicles instead of booking the drivers.

Shopkeepers, officials clash, three hurt
Zirakpur, May 21
Three persons, including the president of the Zirakpur Nagar Panchayat and the president of Zirakpur Shopkeepers Association, sustained injuries when a group of irate shopkeepers entered into a scuffle with revenue officials, who had come to demarcate the government land allegedly encroached upon by shopkeepers along the Chandigarh-Ambala highway, here today.

Need to study foreign judicial systems, says Verma
Chandigarh, May 21
Expressing concern over the slow judicial process in the country, the UT Administrator, Justice O. P. Verma (retd), today said India must learn from the judicial systems of developed countries and take concrete steps to expedite the justice delivery system in India.

Verma’s call to adopt path of non-violence
Chandigarh, May 21
The UT Administrator, Justice O.P. Verma (retd), today asked the people to follow the country’s tradition of non-violence and tolerance and oppose all forms of terrorism and violence.

Training programme on stress management
Chandigarh, May 21
A two-day training programme on stress management was today inaugurated by the Director General of Bureau of Police Research and Development, Mr Sarabjit Singh, at Central Detective Training School (CDTS), Sector 36 here today.

BJP leaders decry poor water supply
Chandigarh, May 21
Local BJP leaders today criticised the alleged failure by the Congress-ruled Chandigarh Municipal Corporation to ensure adequate water supply to the residents of the city.

Tributes paid to Rajiv
Chandigarh, May 21
The Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee (CTCC) today observed the 13th death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. Speaking on the occasion B.B. Bahl, Congress leader paid glowing tributes to the late Rajiv Gandhi and highlighted his achievements during his tenure as the Prime Minister. Others who spoke included Mr Ram Pal Sharma, Mr Pawan Sharma , Mr Sham Lal Gupta, Mr Anu Chatrath, Mr Balraj Si
ngh, Mr Sohan Lal Vaid and Mr Kuldip Singh.

Children wave the National Flag on the death anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi, observed as Anti-Terrorism Day, at Stepping Stones School in Sector 38, Chandigarh, on Friday. — Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan
Children wave the National Flag on the death anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi, observed as Anti-Terrorism Day, at Stepping Stones School in Sector 38, Chandigarh, on Friday.

Pink Rose housing society poll today
Chandigarh, May 21
Election to the office-bearers of the Pink Rose Group Housing Cooperative Society is to be held tomorrow. The Registrar, Cooperative Societies (RCS), Mr Arun Kumar, has ordered that election be held as per the list of members on May 7, 2003.

Abducted girl returns home
Chandigarh, May 21
The 16-year-old girl from Amritsar, Ms Taranjit Kaur, who was allegedly abducted by a disabled person Pargat Singh from near the ISBT Sector 17 has returned home. However, there is no trace of the alleged kidnapper.

Dr Kirpal SinghSikh scholar honoured
Chandigarh, May 21
Dr Kirpal Singh, a prominent scholar of Punjab history and Sikh history, was honoured by Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Managing Committee at Guru Gobind Singh Bhavan, Gurdwara Rakab Ganj in New Delhi.


4 held for assaulting travel agent
Chandigarh, May 21
Four persons from Himachal Pradesh have been arrested for allegedly assaulting a travel agent Anil Yadav in Sector 34.


Power cuts increase sale of inverters
Chandigarh, May 21
Frequent power cuts have brought cheer to those selling inverters in the city. Even as sales of other electronic goods have gone up due to the availability of zero finance schemes promising easy instalments, sales of inverters have gone up simply in view of the necessity of the consumers.


From Schools
Camp to develop emotional relationship

Chandigarh, May 21
The junior wing of the Satluj Public School, Panchkula, organised a one-day camp in the premises of the school to develop an emotional relationship between the student’s home and their school. The theme of the camp was “School is the second best home”.

Personality camp at ‘Sukriti-2004’
Panchkula, May 21
Information and entertainment activates were the highlights of the second day of “Sukriti — 2004”—a personality development camp being organised at DAV Senior Public School, Surajpur, near here, today.


Protest against booking of lawyer
Panchkula, May 21
Local advocates today protested the move of the district police to book an advocate, Mr Naresh Mehta, in a case related to a dispute with his neighbours.


Weekend getaway...Kasauli
A heady mix of pines, wines and old times
If a June night could talk, it would probably boast that it invented romance.
— Bern Williams.

FOR sure the writer was talking about the resplendence of quaint hill station of Kasauli — nestled amidst the lofty pines, lush greens and wild flower growth on the mountains. This hill station has withstood time and preserved its scintilla... and more so in the sweltering summer months.

The serene surroundings and the tranquility invite the weekend tourist to Kasauli. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
The serene surroundings and the tranquility invite the weekend tourist to Kasauli.

A riot of colours at Anukama-2004
A riot of colours, flowing fabrics, ancient cultures, peek-a-boo garments with accent on the funk was on display at the annual design show of the NIIFT, Anukama- 2004. The eclectic fashion show with pulsating music and mercury soaring skywards (not so much for the summer heat but for the heat generated by the lissome models and the exquisite creations they sported) was held at Hotel Mount View. Various top models, including former Ms India Universe, Nikita Anand, walked the ramp wearing collections prepared by designers of the NIIFT, Mohali.

Models sashay down the ramp sporting the collection of budding designers from the NIIFT, Mohali. — A Tribune photograph
Models sashay down the ramp sporting the collection of budding designers

Japanese tradition brought alive in clay
APANESE sculptors are known for their mastery over the art of experimentation. Without losing touch with traditional elements, they have always managed to take the contemporary along. That the Japanese sculpture movement has come of age is clear from the masterly blend of techniques in each of the works of clay now on display at the State Library in Sector 34.


Sector 43 hospice to be expanded
Chandigarh, May 21
The existing 10-bed hospice in Sector 43 will be expanded and its capacity doubled. Also a community care centre will be set up for HIV-AIDS patients. This will be operational with the help of the PGI and UT State AIDS Control Society.


Bands to enliven weekends
Chandigarh, May 21
To make the weekends lively, the UT Administration has decided to organise open-air concerts of various bands available in and around the city.

Kasni takes over as Panchkula DC
Panchkula, May 21
Ms Neelam P. Kasni today took over as the Deputy Commissioner of this district.


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