Strange explanations and lame excuses are all that the Chandigarh Police has to offer to cover up its ineffeciency and sheer callousness which stood exposed in the murder of Inspector Sucha Singh. Its own constable,standing a stones throw away,despite having an official weapon with him chose to save himself than his Inspector. Then,its Police officials wanted an official nod from the seniors to shoot to burst tyre of the vehicle in which Basant and his girlfriend escaped. Worse,despite giving a chase,several Police officials failed to nab the assailant,a dismissed UT Police constable. To add insult to injury,no action has been taken against the irresponsible Police officials by the top brass.
Shwing no remorse whatsoever,Basant,who stabbed an Inspector to death,wore a smile on his face when he was produced before a local Court amid heavy security. All he was busy in doing was keeping an eye on his girlfriend Sarita and signalling to her,even inside the Court room. Even during his police interrogation,an unrepentant Basant never said that he regretted stabbing the old Inspector.
The sultry weather and extreme weather conditions made life difficult for local cricketers who trained at their respective academies. But with pre monsoons in action,the cricketers are making most of the cool temperature and are instead playing football and basketball to remain in shape. Usually at this time of the year,cricket matches take a backseat and cricketers resort to different sports to remain fit.
The sudden rise in temperature and the unexpected showers seemed to have a disheartening effect on tennis players from the tricity. During the finals of the Total Tennis Championship at Manav Mangal School in Mohali,several seeded players made their exit just because the weather was either too hot or too slippery when the heavens opened up and rains lashed the city. However,those who adjusted according to the situation managed to floor their opponents and,in the process,win titles too.
Vachanna,a book translated by Loveen Kaur and edited by Professor Pandit Rao Dharennavar of P G Government College Chandigarh was recently released by Punjab Governor and UT Administrator Shivraj V Patil at Punjab Raj Bhavan. Appreciating the initiative of translating holy books of Kannada in Punjabi and other language,Patil gave Rs 1 lakh from his discretionary funds to Prof Rao to translate the Guru Granth Sahib in Kannada language also. He said exchanging teachings of Gurus in different languages would help in creating healthy and peaceful society.
The leaders of Bahujan Samaj Party have been repeatedly visiting Punjab Governor and UT Administrator Shivraj V Patil demanding provision of water supply and sewerage system at Deep Complex,Hallomajra. One of the leaders said that the Administrator,who is a former Union Home Minister,was quite perturbed at being approached five times for work like installation of sewerage lines. Even after his intervention the work is yet to start.
As Students and teachers are enjoying summer vacations,those working in district education office have a reason to complain. Whether it is high temperature or rains we have to come to our office. Summer holidays are alien to us. While people are enjoying we are sitting here clearing files, rued an official.
Respite The dip in temperature was a relief for the rowers at the Sukhna Lake. The 20-odd trainees who train daily at the Lake Sport Complex in the morning as well as evening were seen training in temperatures above 40 degress at the complex earlier this month. Now with a dip in the temperature and downpour,the trainees are a happy lot. Some of them,who had skipped some training session,too joined the other trainees for the later part of the week. Rain-ing problems
AFTER the scorching heat,residents of the city got respite following rains. Rains lashed the city bringing down the temperature,but also came the wind that snapped the power lines in the city with some of the sectors witnessing power cuts for several hours. Roads in some of the areas in the city,like the Industrial Area Phase-I turned into puddles after the rains and some internal roads of different sectors got submerged,making it difficult for people to wade through. With relief,rains brought their own set of problems as well.