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45°C
Hottest day in June in 10 years
No let-up in sight
Chandigarh, June 9
Chandigarh, where the mercury has been unsparing since the past few days, today recorded the hottest day of June in over a decade. The maximum temperature rose to a whopping 45°C, never recorded in June in 10 years.

Power cuts throw life out of gear
Panchkula, June 9
Powerless days and sleepless nights are back in the city. Unscheduled power cuts have become the bane of city residents, who not only are forced to go without electricity in this sweltering heat, but also have to bear the brunt of low water pressure in most pockets.

Shackled Juvenile
NGOs to move rights body

Chandigarh, June 9
Taking serious view of the chaining of a child from a juvenile home who is under treatment at the PGI, NGOs and human rights organisations have decided to take up the matter with the human rights commission.

That Shiamak bond...
Chandigarh, June 9
Shiamak Davar’s instructors take a break from dance-training sessions during a summer workshop being organised in collaboration with the Durga Das Foundation. The finest instructors from Shiamak Davar’s Institute for Performing Arts are spilling the magic of dance in Chandigarh these days.

Shiamak Davar’s instructors take a break from dance-training sessions during a summer workshop being organised in collaboration with the Durga Das Foundation. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan



EARLIER STORIES


Property Restoration
HC notice to adviser

Chandigarh, June 9
Justice Uma Nath Singh of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued a notice to the UT adviser and the DC directing them to file their affidavits by July 3 explaining the matter related to restoration of 32 residential and commercial properties.

Finally, Beant trial end in sight
Chandigarh, June 9
Finally, the trial of the high-profile assassination case of former Congress Chief Minister Beant Singh is inching towards its conclusion.

COMMUNITY

Biker taken for a ride
‘Misled’ by police about stolen bike
Chandigarh, June 9
If the allegations of a Nabha resident are to be believed, the Chandigarh police had virtually taken him for a ride for three weeks by misleading him about his missing motorcycle.


Mayor of the city of Concorde, Australia, along with Chandigarh mayor Harjinder Kaur at the All-India Mayors’ National Conference for Urban Poverty Alleviation in Mumbai on Saturday.
Mayor of the city of Concorde, Australia, along with Chandigarh mayor Harjinder Kaur at the All-India Mayors’ National Conference for Urban Poverty Alleviation in Mumbai on Saturday. — PTI

Revealed - the brutal reality of Nandigram
Chandigarh, June 9
There was more to Nandigram than met the eye. Days after the situation came to a boil at the controversial site, its dark reality is about to be revealed.

Withholding of funds
Club takes to begging for elderly
Chandigarh, June 9
Members of the Lions Club, Chandigarh central, who have been managing the Sector 15 old-age home for nine years, took to streets today to seek donations for running the home.

Traffic cop accused of misconduct
Chandigarh, June 9
Lions Welfare Society president L.K. Khurana today accused traffic police marshal Gurnam Singh of misbehaving with him at a checkpoint when the latter refused to give him a ride in his vehicle.

MPLAD Issue
Tender apology, Cong asks Jain

Chandigarh, June 9
Office-bearers of the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee (CTCC), who met today, took serious note of the allegations levied by former BJP MP Satya Pal Jain against union minister of state for finance Pawan Bansal in the MPLAD controversy.

BJP expels Garg
Panchkula, June 9
District president of the BJP Ravinder Sehgal today expelled its former media in charge Varinder Garg from the party for six years. He has been expelled for creating indiscipline and hooliganism at the party office.

SSC issues call letters
Chandigarh, June 9
The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has issued call letters to all qualified candidates of the section officer (commercial audit) exam, 2006, for interviews. The interviews will be held on June 18 and 19 in the office of the deputy regional director, SSC, Kendriya Sadan, Sector 9, Chandigarh.

Letters
Stagnant water

I want to bring to the notice of the authorities concerned that water is flowing from a nearby water outlet under the railway bridge in the Industrial Area, Phase I, Chandigarh, for a considerable time.

 
CRIME

Snatchings continue unabated
Three more cases reported

Chandigarh, June 9
Three incidents of snatching have been reported to the police. Harbans Kaur of Sector 46 lodged a complaint with the police that two unidentified scooterists snatched her purse containing cash and some documents in Sector 46 on Friday.

5 nailed in crackdown on power theft
Mohali, June 9
Thinking of indulging in power theft to run air conditioners to beat the scorching heat? Beware! Punjab State Electricity Board officials are carrying out special raids to check the running of unauthorised load.

Man robbed at knifepoint, 7 held
Mohali, June 9
The police has arrested seven persons on a charge of forcibly depriving a resident of Kandala village of gold ornaments weighing more than 5 tolas here today.

3 hurt in mishaps
Chandigarh, June 9
A woman was hurt when a truck collided with her car near the Transport traffic lights this morning while two motorcyclists suffered injuries after being hit by an unidentified vehicle.

Youth held with three stolen cars
Chandigarh, June 9
With the arrest of a Burail resident, the local police claims to have recovered three stolen cars and seven car stereos from him.

Two dupe women of jewellery
Chandigarh, June 9
Two youngsters duped two women of their jewellery on the pretext of cleaning it in Sector 32, here, this morning.

Decomposed body found
Chandigarh, June 9
The decomposed body of an unidentified man, apparently a migrant labourer, was found near Khudda Lahora village, this evening.

 
EDUCATION

PU declares entrance test results
Panjab varsity results

 
SPORTS

Hassan, Farheen carrom champs
Chandigarh, June 9
In the rarest of the rare occurrence, four siblings battled it out in the finals of both boys and girls singles categories of the 17th edition of the Chandigarh State Carrom Championship for sub-junior boys and girls at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45 here.

Friendship Cup
Shivam champions Vivek win
Chandigarh, June 9
An all-round performance by Shivam Bhambri helped Vivek High Asian Cricket Academy to beat Achievers Cricket Academy by 171 runs in the second match of the Friendship Cup 2007. The tournament is being organised by the Twenty20 Cricket Federation of India at Vivek High School, Sector 38-B.

Tennis
Shailender registers win
Chandigarh, June 9
Shailender Rathore of Chandigarh and Ankush Arora of Punjab registered hard-fought wins in the first round of u-16 and u-12 boys singles qualifying matches, respectively, in the AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament. The tournament is being organised at the Sector 10 CLTA stadium here.



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