THE TRIBUNE SPECIALS
50 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE

TERCENTENARY CELEBRATIONS
C H A N D I G A R H
Top stories | Community | CrimeEducation
  Health | Sports | Administration

TOP STORIES

UT administration ignored warning
Chandigarh, June 10
The Chandigarh administration failed to pay heed to the numerous representations made by different market associations regarding the weakening structure of the concrete shed, which collapsed in the grain market, Sector 26, here today.
Army personnel help in relief and rescue operation at Grain Market, Sector 26, in Chandigarh on Sunday. (Right) One of the victims being rescued by Army men and others.
Army personnel help in relief and rescue operation at Grain Market, Sector 26, in Chandigarh on Sunday. (Right) One of the victims being rescued by Army men and others. — Photo by Pradeep Tewari










EARLIER STORIES

Tragedy waiting to happen
Chandigarh, June 10
It was a tragedy waiting to happen. Structural safety of the massive concrete structure - resting on brick columns - was apparently never reviewed by the Chandigarh administration in spite of representations of the Subzi Mandi Arhtiya Association to repair the structure, which leaked during rains.
Army speeds up rescue
Chandigarh, June 10
It was the joint efforts of the local administration, Army officials and civilians that helped accomplish the rescue operation at the grain market, Sector 26, this evening. The administration wound up the operation at 9.45 pm when a dog squad of the Army confirmed that there were no more persons trapped under the rubble.

A man serves water at the scene of disaster.
— A Tribune photograph


A man serves water at the scene of disaster.

Collapse, Chaos, Relief, Rescue

Rescue operation in progress at Grain Market, Sector 26, in Chandigarh on Sunday. A man trapped under the collapsed roof. Rescuers search for trapped people under the debris of the collapsed roof.
Rescue operation in progress at Grain Market, Sector 26, in Chandigarh on Sunday. A man trapped under the collapsed roof. Rescuers search for trapped people under the debris of the collapsed roof.
A Home Guard jawan helps in the rescue operation. Ashok Kumar, who got minor injuries in the incident, talks to his family. A rescued person being taken to a hospital.
A Home Guard jawan helps in the rescue operation. Ashok Kumar, who got minor injuries in the incident, talks to his family. A rescued person being taken to a hospital.

— Photos by Parvesh Chauhan, Pradeep Tewari, Vinay Malik


COMMUNITY

Patients make room for injured
Chandigarh, June 10
Anticipating the arrival of more injured from the vegetable market in Sector 26, which witnessed a roof collapse today, city hospitals shifted most of their patients undergoing treatment in emergency ward to general wards and even nearby verandahs.

Soni, Bansal express sympathy
Chandgarh, June 10
Ambika Soni, union minister for tourism and culture and Pawan Kumar Bansal, local MP and minister of state for finance, have expressed sorrow over the loss of human life and property in the collapse of the vegetable auction sheds in Grain Market, here

He ran for life
Chandigarh, June 10
Ram Chander Madal, a palledar (porter), literally ran for his life today. He saved himself by running from under the collapsing roof. “I managed to escape unharmed but my fellow labourers were not so lucky,” said Mandal.

It was business as usual
Chandigarh, June 10
Unfazed by the incident, people went about the business of selling and buying fruit and vegetables as usual.

Pvt players fudge ban on milk powder exports
Chandigarh, June 10
The ban on export of skimmed milk powder (SMP) to contain the rising prices of milk has failed to serve its purpose. The private players have found a way to flout the ban by converting the SMP into casein (a milk protein manufactured by coagulating SMP which can be reconstituted into SMP) and then exporting it.

UNAIDS alarmed by massive injecting drug use in region
Chandigarh, June 10
Neglected in the early phases of HIV awareness campaigns, the so-called low prevalence regions of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh are now demanding urgent attention. Immediate concern for organisations combating HIV is the rising population of injecting drug users (IDUs) in these regions north of Delhi.

Earthquake
Better bylaws for safer buildings, say experts
Chandigarh, June 10
Several cities of Haryana and large parts of Punjab, the Kandi area and several cities like Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Amritsar and Chandigarh fall in zone IV of seismic activity. A committee of experts has suggested changes in building bylaws in the two states to strengthen buildings to minimise damage during earthquakes.

Mercury drops slightly
Chandigarh, June 10
After touching a record high of 45°C yesterday, the mercury began its much-awaited ascent today. For the first time in six days, the day temperature recorded a fall. As against a high of 45°C, the midday temperature dropped to 43.8°C, recording a fall of 1.2 degree. The small, but significant drop reduced the intensity of heat during the day, offering respite from the searing sun.

Mohali Market Fire
Shopkeepers get relief

Mohali, June 10
Jasjit Singh Bunny, son of Punjab minister Captain Kanwaljit Singh, today announced an interim relief of Rs 25,000 to the victims of the fire that had razed the Phase 3B-1 Janta market 10 days ago. Jasjit Singh had visited the site almost a week ago and had assured the victims that interim relief would be announced in a day. 

Victims of Janta market fire, who have been camping at the fire site for the past 10 days, in Mohali on Sunday.—Photo by Vicky Gharu

Victims of Janta market fire, who have been camping at the fire site for the past 10 days, in Mohali on Sunday

SEZ Sizzle
Farmers’ interests should not be sacrificed: Dogra

Chandigarh, June 10
Presenting an analysis of a study carried out by a fact-finding committee into the Nandigram episode, former Punjab Director General of Police P.C Dogra raised several issues of national concern such as provision of alternate land and statutory guarantee of a job on acquisition of fertile land.

Senior BJP leaders join Cong
Chandigarh, June 10
In a major political development that may have implications in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections, several senior leaders of the BJP, including chairman of the market committee Harbhajan Singh, today joined the Congress, delivering a severe jolt to the party in the UT’s rural areas.

All’s not well within BJP
Panchkula, June 10
The expulsion of the media in charge of the district unit of the BJP, Varinder Garg, has opened a Pandora box and infighting within the top brass of the unit has come to the fore.

 
CRIME

Double Murder
Police recovers stolen goods

Panchkula, June 10
The police has recovered goods stolen from the residence of Maj-Gen K.C. Dhingra by prime accused Anand Kindo and his accomplice Rajan Gond after committing two murders in Sector 25 around a fortnight ago.

 
EDUCATION

100 take psychological test
Chandigarh, June 10
As part of its career guidance and counselling programme, the department of psychology of GGDSD College, Sector 32, conducted a psychological test at the college today. 
At least 100 students of Class XII from the tricity and adjoining areas took the written test.

Students take a psychological test at GGDSD College, Sector 32, Chandigarh, on Sunday.—A Tribune photograph

Students take a psychological test at GGDSD College, Sector 32, Chandigarh, on Sunday.

B.Com II result declared
Chandigarh, June 10
Panjab University has declared the result of the B.Com II year annual examinations held in April this year. According to PU controller of examination Virender Kapoor, the results are available on the following website: pu.chd.ac.in—TNS

 
HEALTH

Cardiologists root for rapid angioplasty
Mohali, June 10
Leading cardiologists today batted for angioplasty within the first 90 minutes of a heart attack as the better procedure than the traditional clot-buster drugs.

 
SPORTS

AITA Series
City lad seeded first

Chandigarh, June 10
Nischay Rawal of Chandigarh and Vishnu Prasad have been seeded first and second, respectively, in the main draw of boys under-12 singles of the AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament.

Hot Weather Cricket
Guru Nanak Academy trounce Central Club

Chandigarh, June 10
Guru Nanak Public School Academy trounced Central Cricket Club by 7 wickets in the Hot Weather Cricket Tournament, organised by the Chandigarh Sports Department, at the Sector 16 cricket stadium, here, today.

MCA tie-up for cricket coaching
Mohali, June 10
To provide facilities to budding cricketers, the Mohali Cricket Association (MCA) has signed an MoU with YPS School here.

Vivek High win by 5 wickets
Chandigarh, June 10
A fine batting by Suryansh Chadha (62 runs) and Mehar Partap Cheema (53 runs) helped Vivek High Asian Cricket Academy (VHACA) to beat Achievers Cricket Academy (Delhi) by 5 wickets in the third match of Friendship Cup 2007, organised by the Twenty20 Cricket Federation of India played at Vivek High School, Sector 38-B, Chandigarh.

Subeer steers MCA to victory
Chandigarh, June 10
Subeer Hayer played a mature and polished innings of 71 runs off 96 balls that led Mohali Cricket Academy (MCA) to victory over DP Azad Cricket Academy (DPACA) by 24 runs in the final league match of the triangular cricket tournament. The tournament is being played at MCA ground.

ADMINISTRATION

Sheds under CITCO's charge
Estate Office yet to stake claim

Chandigarh, June 10
As many as 400 sheds in the Industrial Area of the city are no one’s property, at least at the moment. The industrialists, who are presently occupying the property, have no authority to approach for any of their jobs, neither the estate office nor the Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation (CITCO) that held their charge “illegally” for nearly three decades.

MC phone Nos. changed
Chandigarh, June 10
The municipal corporation, Chandigarh, is running a centralised complaint centre in the new deluxe building in Sector 17 E, where complaints relating to all wings of the corporation can be registered by general public.

Addl secy 
Chandigarh, June 10 
Darshan Singh Rathore has been promoted as additional secretary, Punjab Vidhan Sabha. — TNS

Top

 


HOME PAGE | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Mailbag | Chandigarh | Ludhiana | Delhi |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |