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City reels under power, water crises
Chandigarh, May 28
With the city reeling under sweltering heat, the demand for power has jumped by 54 per cent during the past one month. The demand, which was 220 MW on May 1, has now reached 340 MW.

Buckets full of woes for top floor residents
Women carry water in buckets from the ground floor in the Power Colony, Sector 52, Chandigarh. Chandigarh, May 28
Paramjit Kaur, who resides on the top floor in a house in Sector 52, has to wake up early in the morning to store water for her daily household needs by lifting buckets from the ground floor as there is an acute shortage of water in the city.

Women carry water in buckets from the ground floor in the Power Colony, Sector 52, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan


Some respite from sweltering heat
Chandigarh, May 28
Residents heaved a sigh of relief from the scorching heat following a light drizzle in the city during the past 24 hours. The weatherman has predicted some pleasant days ahead with a possibility of rain and an overcast sky during the next 24 hours.

With a garden umbrella to protect himself from the sun, a policeman regulates traffic in Chandigarh. Garden umbrellas to guard traffic cops from scorching sun
Chandigarh, May 28
The Chandigarh traffic police has come out with a novel way to beat the sun. It is in the process of procuring 10 garden umbrellas, which will be used at prominent traffic intersections in the city by policemen to protect themselves from the scorching sun while on duty.

With a garden umbrella to protect himself from the sun, a policeman regulates traffic in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

CBSE Class XII Results
Govt schools have nothing much to cheer about
Chandigarh, May 28
Even as the overall pass percentage has improved in government schools in Chandigarh, 284 students have failed while 860 students have got a compartment in the CBSE Class XII examinations, the results of which were declared yesterday.


BJP ups ante against Bansal
Chandigarh, May 28
The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has directed all the regional offices of the Registrar of Companies (RoCs) to check the balance sheets of 105 companies allegedly owned by former Union Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal’s kin, where some irregularities in the transactions had come to light.

panchkula Mc poll
Election Commissioner reprimands officials
Panchkula, May 28
Giving a harsh rebuke to the officials of the Panchkula Administration, State Election Commissioner Dharam Vir found major lapses in their arrangements when he was on a visit to check the readiness of the Municipal Corporation elections in Panchkula.

House meetings: Mayor urges Adviser to appoint observer
Chandigarh, May 28
City Mayor Subhash Chawla today requested UT Adviser KK Sharma to appoint an observer of the Administration for every monthly House meeting of the Municipal Corporation.

BSP workers hold a protest in front of the MC office in Chandigarh on Tuesday. BSP workers hold protest
Chandigarh, May 28
The workers of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), staged a protest outside MC office in Sector 17, here today, against the attitude of the UT Police for not taking any action against the Congress leaders, who had misbehaved and threw water bottle at the BSP councillor and party's Lok Sabha candidate Jannat Jahan Ul Haq.
BSP workers hold a protest in front of the MC office in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: S chandan

Grain Market panel secy removed
Chandigarh, May 28
Taking a serious note of the failure of the market committee in removing encroachments from the grain market of Sector 26, the UT Deputy Commissioner today terminated the services of market committee secretary JS Mavi.

Minister’s effigy burnt
Mohali, May 28
In protest against the library books scam, the Congress activists, led by Mohali MLA Balbir Singh Sidhu, burnt an effigy of Punjab Education Minister Sikandar Singh Maluka at Phase 2 here today.

Officers raid a sweets shop at Jagatpura in Mohali on Tuesday. Sweets factory raided
Mohali, May 28
To check adulteration and preparation of eatables in unhygienic conditions, the district health authorities today conducted raids at a sweets factory in the local slum, Jagatpura, today.

Officers raid a sweets shop at Jagatpura in Mohali on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Water supply to factory cut
Chandigarh, May 28
The Municipal Corporation today disconnected the water supply to the industrial plot of MG Bakers Private Limited in Industrial Area, Phase I.

BIS chief briefs staff
Chandigarh, May 28
General Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), New Delhi IAS, Director, Afzal Amanullah on his visit to BIS, regional office, Chandigarh, and its laboratory in Mohali, urged the employees and staff to significantly reduce delay in providing services wherever possible. — TNS


Attack on probe panel
PUTA demands action against erring college
Chandigarh, May 28
Taking a note of the incident reported at Guru Nanak Girls College, Ludhiana, on Monday, where a member of an inquiry committee sent by PU was allegedly attacked by the college principal with a stick, the Panjab University Teachers Association (PUTA) has demanded that PU should take action or PUTA will appeal to teachers to boycott work related to colleges.

Sanya does KV-47 proud with 94.2%
Chandigarh, May 28
With 94.2 per cent marks in humanities, Sanya Singh has stood first in all Kendriya Vidayalya (KV) schools of the Chandigarh Region. Sanya, a student of KV, Sector 47, Chandigarh, has been a meritorious student.

No four-wheelers in PU hostels from July 1
Chandigarh, May 28
Come this July and there will be no four-wheelers in the 17 boys and girls hostels on the Panjab University (PU) campus. Notices have been put across all the PU hostels stating that June 30 will be the last day for the hostellers to keep their four-wheelers in the hostels.

Class X results tomorrow
Chandigarh, May 28
After Class XII results, the CBSE will declare the results of Class X on May 30 after 10 am. Over 1.8 lakh students of the Panchkula circle are anxiously waiting for the result.

115 students in city private schools secure 95% and above marks
Chandigarh, May 28
Nearly 115 students in Chandigarh private schools achieved the rare feat of securing 95 per cent and above marks in the class XII board exams. The number of girls, securing above 95 per cent, is more than the boys in the tricity as well as the region adjoining Panchkula. In Punjab, Haryana, HP, Chandigarh and J&K, 664 girls have secured 95 per cent and above marks against 430 boys.

17 score 100% in maths, accountancy, chemistry
Chandigarh, May 28
As many as 17 students in Chandigarh scored 100 per cent marks in difficult subjects like maths, accountancy and chemistry in Class XII results, declared yesterday.

Goof-up by dept triggers chaos
Chandigarh, May 28
In a major goof-up, the UT Education Department sent the wrong result to the media that too, 13 hours after the results were declared, leading to confusion about the tricity topper in the medical stream late in the evening on Monday.

ubs case
Rickshaw-puller’s statements recorded
Chandigarh, May 28
The assistant professor of University Business School (UBS), who had made a complaint of sexual harassment against two UBS professors, today made the rickshaw-puller, who, the complainant claims, is the witness to the incident, appear before the Sexual Harassment Committee of PU.


City school student held with 10 kg of opium
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 28
The district police has arrested a three-member gang of opium sellers and recovered 10 kg opium from them. Notably, one of them is a minor and is a student of class XII of DAV School, Chandigarh.

1 dies at illegal de-addiction centre
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 28
An addict, who was admitted to an illegal drug de-addiction centre at Gunia Majri village, died allegedly due to excess beating by the bouncers of the drug de-addiction centre. The owner of the centre Tap Tej Singh said that the condition of the drug addict worsened and he was taken to a hospital in Ludhiana where he died.


jyoti murder case
Another challan submitted
Panchkula, May 28
The Panchkula police presented a supplementary challan against Doon MLA Ram Kumar Chaudhary and the other accused in the Jyoti murder case. The supplementary challan was filed after Chaudhary’s counsel stated that some documents and evidences were missing in the earlier challan.

Judge’s son gets pre-arrest bail in dowry case
Chandigarh, May 28
The Court of Additional District and Sessions judge Shalini Nagpal today granted anticipatory bail to Pradip Bhadhari, son of a retired judge, in a case of dowry harassment.


The accused in police custody in Mohali. Couple held for murder
Mohali, May 28
The police today arrested a couple for the murder of a resident of Nurpurbedi, Jasbir Singh, whose body was found near the Kajauli Water Works pipeline at Bahlolpur village on Sunday night.

The accused in police custody in Mohali. Tribune photo: vicky gharu

Caller booked for abusing woman cop
Chandigarh, May 28
A woman police constable posted at the Police Control Room faced a harrowing time when a caller used abusive language against her. The UT police has registered a case against the accused at the Sector 3 police station.

Youth kidnaps minor, later abandons her
Chandigarh, May 28
A minor girl was allegedly kidnapped by a turbaned youth from the furniture market late this night. She was later abandoned near the Beant Singh Memorial in Sector 42.

One held with pistol, stolen bike
Chandigarh, May 28
The UT police arrested a Mani Majra resident for possessing a country made pistol and two cartridges.


Sports Deparment comes up with tennis courts in three government schools in city
VK Singh (left), Finance Secretary, plays an exhibition match with CLTA officials during the inaugration of a tennis court at the GMSSS-23, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Chandigarh, May 28
The long claims of the UT Education Department, have finally seen a ray of hope with KK Sharma, Adviser to UT Administrator, inaugurating a lawn tennis court at the Government Model Senior Secondary School Sector 23 here this morning.

VK Singh (left), Finance Secretary, plays an exhibition match with CLTA officials during the inaugration of a tennis court at the GMSSS-23, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Sagar beats Rishi 9-1
Chandigarh, May 28
Sagar Bains defeated Rishi Raj in the pre-quarter final match of the ongoing CLTA Talent Hunt Tennis championship for boys and girls held at the CLTA Courts here today. Sagar registered a thumping 9-1 victory over his rival.


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