galore on May Day
May Day was observed across the city to salute the martyrs of Chicago.
Rallys were held across the City by different organisations. Panjab
University Non-Teaching Employee’s Federation organised a May Day
rally in the university campus today. The federation also passed a few
resolutions at the rally which included immediate reviewing of the
qualifications of the wards on compassionate grounds.
Members of the Coordination Committee of Government and MC Employees and Workers, UT, Chandigarh, hold a May Day Rally at Matka Chowk on Monday.
Members of the Chandigarh-Punjab Union of Journalists make a human chain on the occasion of May Day in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
Members of the Federation of UT Employees and Workers, Chandigarh, at a May Day
rally in Sector 18 on Monday.
CTU workers hold a rally at Sector 25 to celebrate May Day on Monday.
was suicide by Captain
A young Army officer from the city, Capt Sumit Kohli, reportedly
committed suicide near Kupwara, where he was serving with the
Rashtriya Rifles, yesterday. On learning about the incident, his
father, Mr Satish Kohli, suffered a brain haemorrhage and has
been admitted into the intensive care unit of Command Hospital,
|A file picture of Capt Sumit Kohli (right) with his wife Deepika and parents.
hostels a necessity
By calling an
ex-serviceman a “veteran” that he always was and by
launching a last rites scheme for him or laying a wreath on his
body on behalf of the Chief of the Army Staff, you do not help
an ex-serviceman. What is essentially required today is to make
arrangement for his decent living, of course, on his own cost,
in the evening of his life.
Aerobatics by a Suryakiran team during an awareness campaign at Aizawl in Mizoram.
helicopter released at 3 BRD
The 500th helicopter to be overhauled by No.3 Base Repair Depot
(BRD) here was released by the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief,
Maintenance Command, Air Marshal K.S. Chaturvedi, today.
The Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Maintenance Command, Air Marshal K.S. Chaturvedi (left), releases the 500th helicopter to the Commanding Officer of 127 Helicopter Unit, Wg Cdr K. Allen, at 3 BRD in Chandigarh on Monday.
seatless cycle across the country for release of POWs
He rides a bicycle which has no seat but an iron strip. The purpose of
his journey is to attract the attention and ask the Indian Government
one question. ''During the Indo-Pak war, when we released around
93,000 Pakistani prisoners of war (PoWs), then why do we feel helpless
when we talk about the release of our just 54 Indian soldiers who are
being tortured in Pakistan jails since 65 and 71 wars?''
Thousands of trees on both sides of the Chandigarh-Ambala highway are being felled to widen the road. A Tribune lensman captures the final moments of one such tree near
Lalru on Monday.
functions leave filth behind
It’s not just the marriage food that is causing heartburn among city
residents. The failure of the municipal corporation authorities to
ensure the removal of garbage strewn all over venues after the feast
is also leaving them with a dirty feeling.
Zealand minister visits Mohali
Mr Trevor Mallard, Economic Development Minister of New Zealand,
said his visit to India was an initiative towards advancing the
India-New Zealand educational and economic relationship at the
Mr Trevor Mallard, Economic Development Minister of New Zealand, interacts with students during his visit to the
Canadian Institute of International Studies in Mohali on Monday.
— A Tribune photograph
poisoning case: inquiry marked
The Chief Medical Officer, Panchkula, has marked an inquiry to the
District Health Officer, to probe the Kot food poisoning case, in
which over 60 persons including children, women and elderly persons,
were taken ill after partaking of bhandara.
A sadhu of Dharamgarh village, who was booked by the police on various
charges, alleged here today that he had been falsely implicated in the
case by a woman.
A fire broke out in a house in Sector 70 here today. Several items
lying in a room on the first floor of the house were damaged in the