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Support POTO, Jaitley counsels Cong

Chandigarh, March 23
The Union Law and Company Affairs Minister, Mr Arun Jaitley, urged the Congress to avail itself of the opportunity of supporting POTO in the joint special session of Parliament on March 26 as a penance for preventing the country from being given a terrorism fighting instrument. The Minister chose the land of Bhagat Singh, Raj Guru and Sukhdev here on their martyrdom day today to blunt the anti-POTO campaign.

Mr Justice Ashok Bhan, Judge, Supreme Court, Mr Arun Jaitley, Union Minister for Law, Justice and Company Affairs, Mr Justice G.S. Singhvi, Acting Chief Justice, Punjab and Haryana High Court and Prof K.N. Pathak, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University at a seminar organised by the Punjab and Haryana Bar Association at Punjab University in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

An evening of divine rhythms
Chandigarh, Mar 23
Their music mirrored the romantic magnificence of storms and the sea at one point and the ethereal charm of earth on the other. With absolute devotion to their respective percussion instruments, sreekhol and tabla, Gopal and Madhusudan Barman today brought to life the magic of jugalbandhi.


Prachee Shah Dancing her way into hearts
Chandigarh, March 23
Grace spills from her movements, just as confidence spills from her talk. Of late, the world has been full of roses for 23-year-old Prachee Shah, who is reigning the small screen. Ever since Ravi Chopra offered her the role of Parvati in a mythological serial in 1996, there has been no stopping this charming exponent of Jaipur kathak.

PU staff, students protest today
Chandigarh, March 23
Panjab University is going to witness a day of dharnas during the meeting of Senate tomorrow. The protesters will include teachers, non-teaching staff and even students. Teachers will submit a memorandum seeking an enhancement in the retirement age from 60 to 62 years. They are also demanding feeders grade.

Tread right path, Kiran Bedi instructs students

Chandigarh, March 23
They were bowled over and completely in awe of the policewoman with a human face. The Joint Commissioner, Delhi Police, Dr Kiran Bedi, mesmerised the students, the teachers and the parents alike at DAV College, Sector 10, here today, with her counselling and guidance.

Supercop Mrs Kiran Bedi with achievers of DAV Public School, Sector-15, at the annual function of the school held at DAV College, Sector-10, in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photo

Supercop Mrs Kiran Bedi with achievers of DAV Public School, Sector-15, at the annual function of the school held at DAV College, Sector-10, in Chandigarh on Saturday.

NRI’s death due to strangulation: report
SAS Nagar, March 23
The autopsy of the 28-year-old NRI, whose body was found hanging from a ceiling fan under mysterious circumstances in the house of his in-laws yesterday, is learnt to have stated strangulation as the cause of death.


Musical fountains inaugurated
Chandigarh, March 23
Musical fountains in the Rose Garden were inaugurated this evening. Costing Rs 28 lakh, these were inaugurated by the Union Urban Development Secretary, Mr K. Kaushal Ram. Mr Ram was also given presentations on solid waste management and electric trolley buses by the Chandigarh Administration. He also visited the Beant Singh memorial, among other places.

A view of the musical fountain at the Rose Garden, in Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph

A view of the musical fountain at the Rose Garden, in Chandigarh.

Homage paid to martyrs
Chandigarh, March 23
Dr Ram Manohar Lohia, Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev were remembered here today by the Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Mission.

CTU asked to increase buses on school routes
Chandigarh, March 23
In an attempt to discourage the students from coming to educational institutions on their own vehicles, the UT Education Department is in touch with the authorities of Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU). 

Seminar on Indian novel
Chandigarh, March 23
Need to ‘interrogate the hegemony of Indian English novel by situating it in the broad framework of Indian civilisation’ was highlighted on the first day of a seminar on ‘ Contemporary Indian Novel’ being organised by the department of Evening Studies at Panjab University here today.

Seminar on IT for disabled
Chandigarh, March 23
The two-day national seminar on “Instrumentation and Information Technology for the Disabled” concluded with a panel discussion among experts at the Central Scientific Instruments Organisation here today.

Punia case sent to women’s cell
Chandigarh, March 23
The PGI’s special cell against sexual harassment of women in work places will look into the written complaint of the students of Department of Experimental medicine, PGI, alleging sexual harassment by Mr S.K. Punia, a senior technician of the department, who has since been transferred to the Department of Peadiatric Surgery. 

Road mishap victim dies
Kharar, March 23
Mr Ram Rattan, one of the 11 persons who were injured in a road mishap near Mamupur village on the Kharar-Morinda road yesterday, died in the hospital, while seven others were discharged from the hospital today.


I was fined, but was it my fault?
AFTER about 20 years, I availed myself of the opportunity of commuting by a Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) bus (No. CH 01 G 5821) from the traffic lights of the Chandigarh Railway Crossing to Manimajra. It was a great experience as, after boarding the bus, I took a seat.

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New look at old Bollywood drama
YA Yehi Pyaar Hai’ (KC., Chandigarh, and KC, Panchkula) is a fresh look at the same old environs of a typical Bollywood love drama.


Two injured in clash
Chandigarh, March 23
Two persons were injured after a fracas at a meat shop in Mani Majra. Amanpreet Singh, who has been admitted to the PGI, has alleged that he was assaulted by several persons, including Jagdish Kumar, Ram Asra and Gogi, all residents of Mauli Jagran. He added that they also took away his gold chain and Rs 15,000 in cash.

Five-year-old raped by cousin
Panchkula, March 23
A five-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her 14-year-old cousin at Kakrali village, near here, yesterday. A case under Section 376 of the IPC has been registered against Gurjit Singh, who has been arrested.


BSNL invites applications
Chandigarh, March 23
The Chandigarh Telecom District of the BSNL has invited applications for IN PCOs at petrol pumps, departmental stores, super bazaars, banks, bookstalls, medical stores, commercial establishments, hospitals and college hostels.


PU deans’ election completed
Chandigarh, March 23
Elections of deans to various faculties of Panjab University were completed here today. Dr S.K. Sharma, Director of the PGI, was elected as dean of the faculty of medical science, while Dr S.B.S. Mann as secretary.

Learning made fun 
Panchkula, March 23
Six -year- old Mansh loves going to school, and certainly not for good friends he has made in school. Learning his lessons at school and back home is no longer an ordeal for Mansh studying in class I. Thanks to the new activity- based system of education, he has developed an interest in studies and a will to learn.

National integration camp
Panchkula, March 23
The three-day national integration camp for youth from several states of North India began here today. More than 300 youth from all over the North region had converged at Satluj Public School here to participate in the camp.

MCM DAV College convocation
Chandigarh, March 23
At the 30th annual convocation held of MCM DAV College in Sector 36, Union Minister of Law, Justice and Company Affairs conferred degrees on 540 students from various streams.

In unending queues, students waited during the annual convocation at MCM DAV College in Sector 36, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma 

In unending queues, students waited during the annual convocation at MCM DAV College in Sector 36, Chandigarh, on Saturday.

Children’s creations
Chandigarh, March 23
Children of the Sector 35-A and SAS Nagar branches of Aanchal Preparatory School organised an art-and-craft exhibition on the school premises today.

Art-and-craft items made by students of Aanchal Preparatory School on display in Chandigarh on Saturday.


Deletion in contempt notice ordered
Chandigarh, March 23
In less than 24 hours after the Punjab and Haryana High Court asked an advocate and other respondents to show cause why proceedings under the Contempt of Court Act be not initiated against them, Mr Justice S.S. Nijjar of the High Court directed deletion of a line in the order stating that “a copy of the order should be sent to the Bar Council”.

Legal Services Authority to aid 49 applicants
Chandigarh, March 23
At a meeting chaired by Mr A.K. Sharma, District and Sessions Judge, the District Legal Services Authority has decided to accord legal assistance to 49 applicants, found eligible under the Legal Services Authority Act, 1987.


Music is religion for Abhyankar
Chandigarh, March 23
He is more conscious of the sanctity of swara than he is of his own existence. Not just because he traces his lineage to the renowned Mewati gharana which is as old as the 18th century but also because he is naturally groomed to secure the rich musical tradition he has inherited.


CME programme inaugurated
Chandigarh, March 23
Revolutionising the detection and characterisation of tumours in the body is the use of the new CT spiral scanner procured by the PGI recently. The scanner, which gives three dimensional images of the body organs within 30 seconds is on at the PGI.

CT scan installed
Panchkula, March 23
A CT scan , mammography and computerised ECG machine have been installed at the Charitable Diagnostic Centre, being run by the Panchkula Welfare Trust at Manimajra.


Rallyists zoom past first leg
Chandigarh, March 23
The much-talked about SJOBA Thunderbolt Sub-Himalayan Rally-2002 was today flagged off by Mr M. Ramsekhar, Deputy Commissioner, UT, from St John’s School, Sector 26. Nearly 76 rallyists, including 25 in four-wheeler section, today took off for their 500 km long journey to Koti Resorts and back to Chandigarh.

Fine bowling by Jaswant
Chandigarh, March 23
A superb bowling by Jaswant Rai, a former Himachal Ranji player, who claimed four wickets for just 19 runs, enabled the AG (Punjab) in beating Pace Cricket club by 129 runs in the VIth UT League Cricket Meet, which began at the Cricket Stadium, Sector 16, here on Saturday.


Encroachments demolished
SAS Nagar, March 23
In the ongoing demolition drive against encroachments on public land, the demolition squad today removed as many as 160 encroachments in Phase 6 and Phase 7, here today.


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