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Chandigarh, April 30

Chandigarh’s most famous landmark -- Sukhna Lake -- is dying a slow death. A dried up bed of Sukhna Lake Even as the mercury touched 42 degree celsius today, the man-made water body’s water level has reportedly come down, sending the UT administration in a tizzy.
A dried up bed of Sukhna Lake. Photo: Manoj Mahajan 

42 degrees Celsius and rising 
Met dept warns of heat wave conditions till Sat; heatstroke cases reported 
Chandigarh, April 30
As temperatures soared in the city to 42°C today, breaking records of the past nine years, over a dozen cases of heat stroke were reported at various city hospitals. The weather department has issued a warning of heat wave conditions till the weekend and indicated possibilities of further rise in temperature.

Photo: Parvesh Chauhan

  Heat-related problems



EARLIER STORIES

LS Elections
Rising crime hardly an issue

Chandigarh, April 30
In the rat race for doling out populist promises and raking national issues to score brownie points over one another, candidates, particularly those of mainstream parties, seem to have forgotten the rising crime graph.

Flu can’t keep Punjabis away from phoren land
Chandigarh/Ludhiana, April 30
Wait and watch seems to be the policy adopted by foreign-bound Punjabis even as reports indicate a considerable fall in air passenger traffic in countries affected by the deadly virus that has claimed 160-odd lives so far.



COMMUNITY

CSIO transfers medical technology to Kolkata firm 
Chandigarh, April 30
The Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO), here has transferred the technology for the manufacture of three healthcare equipment to a Kolkata-based private firm. The equipment include anesthesia ventilator, sodium-potassium analyser and surgical microscope.

Employees of HUDA repair a water supply pipe at Sector 16 in Panchkula Water scarcity hits Panchkula, Mohali 
Panchkula, April 30
With the onset of summer, the city residents have started feeling the pinch of water scarcity in the town. While the residents of the first floor were already feeling the fall in pressure of water supply, people living on the second floors have been deprived of supply since last many weeks. In fact, the water supply is plagued with multiple problems, including power cuts, tubewells without generators, depleting groundwater and old pipelines, which gives way to leakages as soon as the water pressure is increased.



Employees of HUDA repair a water supply pipe at Sector 16 in Panchkula. A Tribune photograph

Bansal promises affordable houses
Chandigarh,April 30
The city residents are politically-aware and can see through the game plan of the Opposition, said Congress candidate Pawan Bansal in reply to the Opposition's diatribe against him and the party here today.

Want votes? Resolve issues, say traders 
Chandigarh, April 30 The Chandigarh Beopar Mandal today urged candidates contesting from the local parliamentary seat to give a commitment for taking up their issues in return of their votes.

Ad war hots up
Mohali, April 30
As the election to the Anandpur Lok Sabha seat draws closer, the war for advertisements among major political parties has hot up. The SAD-BJP combine and the Congress have put up hoardings and illuminated billboards on the road separating Phases 7 and 8. Using an effective media of roadside hoardings to communicate with the targeted section of voters, the parties have bought the most sought-after locations in the city for their ad campaign.


Illuminated billboards of political parties have come up on the road separating Phases VII and VIII in Mohali
Illuminated billboards of political parties have come up on the road separating Phases VII and VIII in Mohali. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

UT gets its act together
Chandigarh, April 30
The Chandigarh administration has taken precautionary measures for the prevention and control of swine flu in the UT.

Twist to firing incident
Mohali, April 30
The two-day old case of local property dealer Gulraj Singh Randhawa being allegedly shot at has taken a murkier turn.

Cops ruin plan to gobble up Rs 23,000 
Chandigarh, April 30
A prompt action by traffic police personnel “ruined” the plan of two youngsters for gobbling up a bank recovery amount worth Rs 23,000 by enacting a robbery drama.

No change in HUDA plots prices
Panchkula, April 30
On the expected lines, the Haryana Urban Development Authority has decided not to increase the prices of its plots during the current fiscal. The price fixation committee in its meeting headed by the HUDA chief administrator decided that in the wake of recession, particularly in realty sector, there was no logic in increasing the prices this year.

EDUCATION

Haryana School Education Board
Class X, XII results out

Panchkula, April 30
A student of Sarthak Model School, Sector 12, Ruchi Gupta, secured 92 per cent marks and stood first in Class X examinations conducted by the Haryana School Education Board.

A day of awards at KV 
Panchkula, April 30
Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 2 celebrated its annual day here today. Ganesh Stuti, save environment, Rajasthani dance, qawali, a tableau on the changing scene of education, etc. were put up by the students.

Credit transfer system to study in Australia
Chandigarh, April 30
A seminar on study in Australia through the Australian unified pathway programme (AUPP) was held here today.

Thefts at PU hostels
Suggestions only in papers

Chandigarh, April 30
Despite repeated theft incidents in Panjab University hostels, authorities are still sleeping over their proposal of upgradation of security system on the university campus.

Placement drive at engg college
Banur, April 30
SISCON technologist conducted a placement drive in Shaheed Udham Singh College of Engineering and Technology, Tangori, for the final year students of B.Tech.

Workshop to improve analytical skills
Mohali, April 30
The department of pharmaceutical management of National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) is organising a two-day workshop on data analysis beginning from tomorrow.

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Six polling stations at Ropar shifted
Ropar, April 30
The six polling stations here have been shifted to new locations, as the earlier buildings were not fit to hold elections.

Kanwaljit’s death
No need for probe, says Bunny

Zirakpur, April 30
Reacting to Capt Amarinder Singh’s statement regarding judicial inquiry in to the fatal road accident of Capt Kanwaljit Singh, the son of the deceased leader, Jasjit Singh Bunny, today said there was no need for any inquiry into the incident.

2 held for making fake voter cards
Rajpura, April 30
Taking advantage of tedious government procedures of making voter ID cards, two youngsters here started selling fake voter cards in lieu of Rs 1,000 to Rs 1,500. Both the youths were arrested today by the CIA branch of Rajpura.

Top lifters dropped from camp
Patiala, April 30
The beleaguered Indian Weightlifting Federation is in the thick of things once again, as it is dropping several top Indian weightlifters from the ongoing Commonwealth Games camp being organised at the National Institute of Sports (NIS) here.

Youth killed in accident
Dera Bassi, April 30
A 30-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a road accident that took place near Pandwala village at Dera Bassi late last night.

COURTS

HC directs UT, Haryana to resolve issue
CTU-Haryana Roadways Row 
Chandigarh, April 30
Disposing of the PIL on the smooth plying of the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) and the Haryana Roadways in each other’s territory particularly on the route between the PGI and Ramgarh in Panchkula district, the Punjab and Haryana High Court directed authorities concerned to resolve the issue at the earliest. They have been asked to work out the required agreement on plying of vehicles within four months.

  • Judgement awaited

CRIME

Three more arrested in Ram Darbar case
Chandigarh, April 30
In a damage control exercise, the police carried out a special search operation at Ram Darbar in the wake of the Sunday night hooliganism and rounded up 41 persons.

Dimpy murder case gets murkier
Chandigarh, April 30
The Dimpy murder case got murkier with Narvinder Singh, the complainant, deposing before the court that the cartridges were recovered from the murder spot.

Two held for stabbing youth
Chandigarh, April 30
Two youths were arrested for repeatedly stabbing a man in Vikas Nagar, Mauli Jagran, yesterday night. The victim who sustained grievous injuries was admitted to the PGI in a critical condition. He is stated to be battling for life. The youths were booked in the attempt to murder case.

SPORTS

Karishma, Gayatri take home title
Panchkula, April 30
Karishma and Gayatri got the better of Mehak Sood and Daaman Sharma 21-19, 9-21, 21-11 in the under-14 girls’ doubles final of the Tricity Schools Badminton Tournament at the Community Centre Badminton Hall, Sector 7, here today.

A batsman plays a shot during a match in MohaliManpreet, Karan fashion Patiala win
Mohali, April 30
Replying to a low target of 216 set by Mohali, Patiala scored 412 for 9 in 95 overs and won the Punjab State Inter-District (Under-16) Tournament for ML Markan Trophy here today.





A batsman plays a shot during a match in Mohali on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Gurbaaz, Harmeet share 6th slot
Chandigarh, April 30
Big-hitter Gurbaaz Mann and seasoned Harmeet Kahlon of Chandigarh shared the 6th slot at two under 138, as Raju Ali Mollah of Kolkata and Delhi-based amateur Rashid Khan shared the tied top slot (eight under 132) at the midway stage of the Rs 20 lakh PGTI Players’ Championship on the par-70 greens of Rambagh Golf Club in Jaipur today.

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