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Colony No. 5 inferno claims 9-yr old
60 jhuggis gutted; six get burn injuries
Chandigarh, June 3
A nine-year-old boy was burnt alive, while another sustained serious injuries, in a major fire that broke out in the slum of Colony No. 5, here this evening.
This is what remains of the jhuggis that were gutted in a fire that broke out in a slum in Colony No. 5, Chandigarh, on Sunday.
This is what remains of the jhuggis that were gutted in a fire that broke out in a slum in Colony No. 5, Chandigarh, on Sunday. —Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

In the line of fire
Chandigarh, June 3
Disaster still looms large on slum-dwellers of Colony No. 5 as kundi connections over the jhuggis constantly pose a threat of another fire.

Sobti skips senate meeting, gets job done by post

Chandigarh, June 3
In an unprecedented move, Panjab University vice-chancellor has got a senate agenda approved by post.

Retd Colonel held for fraud
Chandigarh, June 3
A team of Punjab police arrested a Sector 16-based retired Colonel for fraud from his residence this morning.

Land Acquisition
Villagers form front to fight it out
Chandigarh, June 3
Farmland owners and villagers formally launched their common front, Chandigarh Sanjha Morcha, at a rally organised at Khuda Ali Sher village here today.


Now, lady cab drivers
Chandigarh set to storm another male bastion
Chandigarh, June 3
Chandigarh is all set to become the first city in the country to have uniformed women cab drivers. At least five girls have responded to an advertisement published in newspapers last week. There have been additional queries, as well.

Illustration by Sandeep Joshi
Illustration by Sandeep Joshi

Ex-VC Khehra joins elderly
Tackling menace of attacks on senior citizens
Chandigarh, June 3
Alarmed by the growing incidents of fatal attack on senior citizens in the Tricity and the growing menace of drug addiction among youth in the region, former Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University, Amarjit Singh Khehra, has decided to have another stint in public life, this time as a volunteer.


Mohali fire
Minister’s son visits site

Mohali, June 3
Jasjit Singh Bunny son of Punjab minister Captain Kanwaljit Singh today visited the site of the rehri market in Phase 3B1 to meet the victims of the fire incident.

Riya Sen Riya makes a freshening appearance
Chandigarh, June 3
Riya Sen continues to count on her oomph. And she must, for that’s the only sure talent she has. Having tried her best to hone acting skills, she has never quite struck gold with films, hence this new role.

Ward body for more powers
Chandigarh, June 3
The ward No. 21 Social Welfare Association has demanded that senior deputy and deputy mayor should be given financial and administrative powers to expedite development works in the city.

Man alleges harassment
Zirakpur, June 3
Vijay Kumar, a resident of Saini Vihar in Baltana, has alleged harassment at the hands of certain persons on the behest of an official of the Mohali police.

1 killed in mishap
Panchkula, June 3
A resident of Sector 19 here, Dheeraj (35), died in an accident last night. Police sources said Dheeraj had gone to pick up his wife from Sector 12 A when his scooter was hit by a Mahindra pick-up truck.

Workshop on traffic rules
Chandigarh, June 3
The Chandigarh traffic police today organised a workshop at Colony No 5 as a part of its ongoing drive to educate people about the traffic rules and regulations.

Traffic rules for all


Man held for criminal intimidation
Chandigarh, June 3
A minor altercation took a violent turn this morning when a group of persons allegedly attacked a Mauli Jagran resident with bricks and rods. The person suffered head injuries.



SBI, Maruti tie up for car loans
Chandigarh, June 3 
The State Bank of India (SBI) has launched a SBI-Maruti Udyog Limited online application system for quick processing of car loans. The new system was inaugurated by S.W. Tanksale, general manager, SBI Chandigarh Circle, at the bank’s loan centralised processing cell yesterday.


Literacy programme for migrant workers
Chandigarh, June 3
A summer literacy programme for over 43 illiterate migrant workers is being organised from May 28 to July 16. The labourers were motivated by the support of the SDO, the JE and the foreman who will spare them time for literacy classes after five. Most of the workers belong to Jharkhand, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh.


Models set ramp on fire
Chandigarh, June 3
Eye-catching colour combinations, sizzling traditional Rajasthani attires, bold dresses made of fabric, brocade, leather and swede, were all put on display by young and talented designers of the JD Institute for Fashion Technology during the annual fashion show, "Oorja", held at Chandigarh Club, Sector 1, here tonight.


Gurinder, Mandeep script win for Enron CC
Chandigarh, June 3
An unbeaten opening wicket partnership of 191 runs between Gurinder (84) and Mandeep (90) paved the way for Enron Cricket Club to record an effortless 10-wicket victory over Copper Cricket Club in the Hot Weather Cricket Tournament. The tournament is being organised by the Chandigarh sports department at Sector 16 Cricket Stadium here.

Green thrash Orange by 5 wickets

Chandigarh, June 3
The SJOBA Super 7's Night Cricket Tournament’s semifinal matches, held at St. John's High School, Sector 26, concluded, here, last night.

Vaibhav’s 97 runs boost Chandigarh
Chandigarh, June 3
A 97-run knock by Vaibhav Narang put Chandigarh in the driver’s seat against Mohali in the two-day semifinal match of the Punjab State Inter-District (u-19) Tournament for the Dhruv Pandove Trophy 2007-08 at the PCA stadium, here today.

He moulds little golfers
Chandigarh, June 3
"Use your shoulders. Swing is just a work of the shoulders. Your arms do nothing but the follow-up." The words are clear and simple. Yes, Class A golf teaching professional Jesse Grewal is teaching the swing to 25 little golfers (aged 4 to 15) who have gathered on the greens of the CGA Golf Range for a month-long summer coaching camp here on Friday.

Jesse Grewal teaches the swing to little golfers at the CGA Golf Range in Chandigarh. —Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
Jesse Grewal teaches the swing to little golfers at the CGA Golf Range in Chandigarh

AITA Series
Shilpa Naruka in next round

Chandigarh, June 3
Local player Shilpa Naruka moved into the main round thrashing Abhilasha Mehra from Delhi 4-1 (girls u-16) in the final qualifying round of the AITA Super Series Tennis Tournament held at the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA) courts, here today.

Pranjal, Jaskaran emerge champions
Chandigarh, June 3
Pranjal, Jaskaran, Himal and Pallak emerge champions during the Chandigarh Chess Championship 2007 for which concluded at St. Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44 C, here, today.

Players in action during the Chandigarh Chess Championship 2007, held at St. Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44 C, on Sunday. —A Tribune photograph 

Players in action during the Chandigarh Chess Championship 2007, held at St. Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44 C, on Sunday.


Extension Policy
City going Punjab, Haryana way

Chandigarh, June 3
The extension fee policy being followed in Punjab and Haryana is going to dictate the future extension policy of Chandigarh. The extension fee is charged for a grace period to enable a property owner to raise his structure.

Sanitation poor despite huge expenditure
Panchkula, June 3
Expressing dissatisfaction with the sanitation in the city, members of the Haryana Punjabi Maha Sabha said safai karamcharis were not reporting for duty and those coming to work were not performing their duty satisfactorily.

Residents rue poor civic amenities
Zirakpur, June 3
Be prepared for bumpy rides if you are planning to visit Wadhawa Nagar locality on the Zirakpur-Kalka road. With the approach road to the colony in a state of neglect, getting to the colony is quite a task.

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