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Chandigarh, May 29
A day after the UT administration claimed that there was adequate power supply, a six-hour unannounced power cut has belied the lofty claims of the administration.

Water rationing in Mohali
Mohali, May 29
A rise in the temperature, which hovers around 43°C, has compelled the water supply and sanitation wing to introduce water rationing in many parts of the town.

Documents destroyed in UT Sectt fire
Chandigarh, May 29
Several important documents along with furniture and other belongings were reduced to ashes in a fire that broke out in two rooms on the first floor of the UT Secretariat, Sector 9, around 8 pm here today.

YPS Camp
SOS call by son triggers panic
Mother suffers cardiac arrest, dies
Mohali, May 29
Anxiety over a child being stranded at a base camp of students of YPS School, Mohali, at Manali, proved unlucky for his mother who apparently died of a heart attack while she had gone to the school with her husband to enquire about the well being of their son.

Natural gas pipeline for UT by next yr
Chandigarh, May 29
Residents of Chandigarh can now look forward to receiving direct supply of natural gas to their kitchen. This is likely to be realised within the next year, Murli Deora, minister of petroleum and natural gas, assured Pawan Kumar Bansal, minister of parliamentary affairs and water resources, when he called upon the former yesterday to reiterate an old demand in this regard.


Result scene grim in rural schools
Chandigarh, May 29
Some non-model rural schools, generally perceived to be ignored by the UT education department, have once again paid for this “indifference”. Lack of infrastructure and staff crunch has take its toll on the CBSE Class X results, with most of them securing only 30 per cent as the overall qualifying percentage.


Patient’s Death at GMSH
SDM records witnesses’ version
Chandigarh, May 29
Sub-divisional Magistrate (South) Prerna Puri, conducting an inquiry into the mysterious death of 55-year-old Tara Devi at the Government Multi-Speciality Hospital (GMSH), recorded the statements of the victim’s relatives and some hospital employees here today.

Paramveer Chakra staged
Chandigarh, May 29
Punjabi play “Paramveer Chakra” was staged yesterday at Randhawa Auditorium. The play, written and directed by Sahib Singh, without any prejudice, dares to bare the raw deal meted out to the families of Army martyrs by the most disciplined institution of the Indian Army.

Angioplasty at 92 and still upbeat!
Chandigarh, May 29
BK Khurana If there is a will to live, then age is certainly no bar. While most people in their 90s and late 80s lose the urge to live, a nonagenarian doctor and a couple of octogenarian men from the city have proved that age is no bar for getting heart surgeries done. Gone are the days when doctors and kin of aged heart patients were scared of “angioplasty” or heart surgery and believed in leaving things to their fate.

BK Khurana

Mohali to have direct link with Patiala
GMADA allots contract to construct a road connecting Chhat village with
Sec 66-A
Mohali, May 29
Mohali city would soon have a direct link with the Chandigarh-Patiala road. The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has allotted the contract to construct a 200-ft wide road connecting Chhat village with Sector 66-A of Mohali.

Naya Gaon residents submit memo to CM
Naya Gaon residents protest against inadequate water and power supply on SaturdayMohali, May 29
To protest against the inadequate water and power supply in Naya Gaon, residents of the area, led by a Congress leader, Rajbir Singh Padiala, blocked the Chandigarh-Nayagoan road and submitted a memorandum of demands at the Chandigarh residence of the Punjab Chief Minister.

Naya Gaon residents protest against inadequate water and power supply on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Capacity of transformers to be doubled
Mohali, May 29 Residents of Sector 69 have complained that the position of power in the area was very poor and people had to spend sleepless nights.

Rathore’s wife drops in at jail
Chandigarh, May 29
Abha Rathore, wife of former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore, tried to look relaxed as she smiled as soon as she saw photo journalists taking pictures of her sister, Neeraj Singh, and her while they were coming out of Burail Jail after meeting him this morning.

313 donate blood
Chandigarh, May 29
Thalassaemic Children Welfare Association (TCWA), Chandigarh, organised the 112th blood donation camp, second in series of six blood donation camps this year at the PGI here today.


Class X Results
Ritika lives her dreams
Chandigarh, May 29
When nothing is more important than arranging for two square meals for her family, Ritika would always dream of holding a school bag. The girl who once heard Cindrella’s story and dreamt of becoming one is today living her dream. Born to a daily wager, Ritika, a student of GMHS, Mani Majra, has beaten all odds to score a CGPA of 9.6.

Science exhibition at Chaman Vatika School
Ambala, May 29
An inter-school exhibition was organised at Chaman Vatika, Ambala City. The students of various schools participated with their entries on subjects, including physics, chemistry, biology and social science. Neelam Saro, chairman of the Child Welfare Association, Ambala, was the  chief guest.

Summer camp for special children
Patiala, May 29
Rainbow Club for special children, Patiala, will organise a summer coaching camp for special children from June 1 to 15. Nancy Ghuman, president of the club, said the club would train mentally challenged, deaf and dumb, and blind children for 15 days. They would learn all types of dance, paintings, art and craft, aerobics, Jazz aerobics, music, tae kwon do, martial arts and modelling.

Sukriti workshop
Panchkula, May 29
Inmates of Bal Sadan, Sector 12, here were bestowed upon with gifts and affection during the “Sukriti workshop” at DAV Senior Public School, Surajpur, here on Saturday.

Sports champ excels in academics, too
Chandigarh, May 29
“My daughter has given me the biggest gift of my life,” said Harish Kumar, father of national table tennis player Kalyani Kakkar, who has secured perfect 10 CGPA points in class Xth.


15 booked for illegal mining
Dera Bassi, May 29
The police booked 15 persons for mining sand illegally from common land near the Ghaggar at Chadiala village. According to information, these persons were booked yesterday under Section 379 of the IPC of the Mines Act 1952, 4/1, following the inquiry report of the mining officer, industrial development, Mohali district, Punjab.

Youths snatch gold chain
Ambala, May 29
Motorcycle-borne two youths snatched gold chain of a woman at Sector 8, Ambala City, last evening.


7 acquitted of murder
Chandigarh, May 29
A local court has acquitted seven accused of murdering Avtar Singh, alias Tara, a resident of Khuad Ali Sher seven years ago in 2003, here today.


Motorcyclist killed in accident
Zirakpur, May 29
A 53-year-old motorcyclist died after being hit by a speeding tractor-trolley near Paras Down Town Square on the Zirakpur-Kalka highway here this morning. The deceased has been identified as Charan Singh, a resident of Pandwala village, Dera Bassi.


U-22 Cricket: City in command
Chandigarh, May 29
With 486 for eight, city put themselves in strong position against Patiala after the end of the second day of the Punjab State Inter-District U-22 Cricket Tournament at Dhruv Pandove Cricket Stadium here today.

Amrit, Jaiveer lead in school kids’ golf
Chandigarh, May 29
Over 50 schoolchildren of the tricity teed off in the different age-groups of the Junior Pitch and Putt Golf Championship on the nine-hole golf course of the British School Junior Golf Academy in Sector 44 here today.

AITA: Saumya, Nimrat move ahead
Chandigarh, May 29
Local players Saumya Saxena and Nimrat Walia make it to the next round after beating their respective rivals in the U-16 girls’ section in the qualifying rounds of the AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament at the CLTA, Sector 10, here today.

City’s Adil shines in Junior Golf Tour
Chandigarh, May 29
Nine-year-old Adil Bedi of Chandigarh created a flutter in Coimbatore yesterday when he finished second in the 10-12 age-group D Category of the Toyota Etios Southern India Junior Golf Tour.


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