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Jagat assistant manager held
Chandigarh, February 23
The assistant manager of Jagat Cinema, Ravinder Singh, who allegedly paid “supari” for the murder of Harjinder Singh, the manager of Kiran and Jagat cinemas, was arrested near Sector 20 here this evening.

Academy students left in lurch
Chandigarh, February 23
A number of students of an academy have been left in a lurch because the college of the university which offered them “affiliation” for many years has “withdrawn” it from the current session onwards.

Mani Majra resident among bus mishap victims
Raman SharmaChandigarh, February 23
A pal of gloom descended at the Mani Majra residence of Raman Sharma (35), who died in a bus accident in Nawanshahr this afternoon. Another resident of the city, Mr Shinder Pal Singh, his wife, Shinder Kaur and their two daughters are among the injured.



Man poisons wife
Panchkula, February 23
A Class IV employee of the Haryana Urban Development Authority in Panchkula is alleged to have poisoned his third wife to death near Abheypur village yesterday.

MC seeks 75 pc extension fee from PUDA
SAS Nagar, February 23
Following the Panchkula Municipal Council example, the SAS Nagar Municipal Council, has demanded 75 per cent of the extension fee charged by the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) from its allottees.

MC budget session likely to be stormy
Chandigarh, February 23
The annual general body meeting of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation scheduled for tomorrow is expected to witness a stormy ‘session’ as the budget proposals for the next financial year will be taken up for discussion.

Excommunicate those behind clash : Riar
Chandigarh, February 23
Hidden differences among various Sikh organisations in the city surfaced after yesterday’s violent incident in Amritsar in which 19 persons were injured in a group clash.

Deputy Prime Minister L.K. Advani arrives from Shimla at the Chandigarh airport on his way to Delhi on Sunday.Advani stops over in city
Chandigarh, February 23
The Deputy Prime Minister, Mr L.K. Advani, today made a brief stop-over at Chandigarh Airport, while on his way back to New Delhi from Himachal Pradesh.

Deputy Prime Minister L.K. Advani arrives from Shimla at the Chandigarh airport on his way to Delhi on Sunday.
— Tribune photo Pankaj Sharma


While the fluttering flags and the gently swaying waters of the Sukhna Lake provided a perfect backdrop for the Navy Band, which put up a special performance on “Sounds of the Sea” for select guests at the Lake Club, it were the CDs on naval music which attracted the guests’ attention.

* Human insensitivity
* Dangerous trend
* 17-year wait

* Tug of war?
* Stray animals
* “Nature discovery”


54 in fray for 15 wards
Zirakpur, February 23
On the first day of the election campaign for the Zirakpur Nagar Panchayat poll, Congress, SAD and BJP leaders inaugurated election offices apart from arranging meetings to garner support for their parties.

Research centre in Kalpana’s memory
Chandigarh, February 23
A world-class space research centre in memory of India-born astronaut Kalpana Chawla will be set up at Punjab Engineering College (PEC) here, where Kalpana had studied aeronautical engineering.

‘Sood Rattan’ award
Chandigarh, February 23
‘Sood Prince and Princess’, best couple of the year, oldest couple and sports events beside others events marked the 41 annual Sood Mela held at Sood Bhavan, Sector 44A here today.



Murder accused escapes from police custody
Chandigarh, February 23
A dreaded criminal, alleged to be involved in at least five cases of murder, reportedly escaped from the custody of Shimla police at the Sector 43 bus stand here this evening.


Software launched
Chandigarh, February 23
Optimiser Infotech Financial Services has announced the release of their windows based business accounting software with VAT features.

Visitors appreciate wrought-iron furniture at an exhibition organised at Parade Ground in Chandigarh on Sunday.Furniture exhibition
Chandigarh, February 23
On the concluding day of the two-day exhibition held at the Parade Ground here, Mr Vinay Kaushal, the organiser of the event, said: “For the past 10 years we have been exporting furniture to various countries.

Visitors appreciate wrought-iron furniture at an exhibition organised at Parade Ground in Chandigarh on Sunday.
— A Tribune photograph.


Rs 5 lakh grant for Kasturba hostel lift
Chandigarh, February 23
A prize-distribution ceremony marked the end of Jhankar 2003, the national youth festival organised by Panjab University here today.

PU raises sumptuary allowance for principals
Chandigarh, February 23
Resolving a long-standing issue, Panjab University has raised the sumptuary allowance for principals of colleges under its jurisdiction. As per the Syndicate’s decision, college principals will now be entitled to Rs 2,000 per month instead of the earlier allowance of Rs 1,200.

Aadharshila’s annual function held
Panchkula, February 23
Aadharshila Preparatory School celebrated its third annual and prize distribution function at Hotel Prabhat Inn yesterday.

Project to create interest in science
Chandigarh, February 23
In order to generate interest in science and technology and to spread scientific attitudes and temper among children the Centre for Education and Voluntary Action (CEVA) is going to start a project titled “Developing Science and Technological Literacy in Chandigarh”.

Sanjay Public School SAS Nagar
Sanjay Public School, SAS Nagar.Blending American and Indian education
School is an important institution which nurtures a child into a good human being. It, not only imparts theoretical and practical knowledge to its students but it also in sills basic values like punctuality, giving respect to others, obedience, generosity self respect and self reliance in them.
Sanjay Public School, SAS Nagar. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan

‘Learning should be combined with fun’
On the state of education
Although education has been an important part of civilized life since the time of gurukuls, teaching methods always need to change according to the trends of times.

* Reforms required in the education system
* Role of classroom teaching

Poems by students



Artistes from Mathura present a special choreographic sequence, "Barsana ki holi", during Kala Gram Utsav, in Chandigarh, on Sunday.Kala Gram Utsav picks up pace
Chandigarh, February 23
The much-hyped Kalagram Utsav, which witnessed slack response due to rough weather conditions towards its initial days, has now begun to look up.

Artistes from Mathura present a special choreographic sequence, “Barsana ki holi”, during Kala Gram Utsav, in Chandigarh, on Sunday.

‘1 dies of TB every minute’
Chandigarh, February 23
“Private medical practitioners should work with a spirit of commitment for identifying and treating TB patients,” said Dr C.P. Bansal, Director, Health Services, while inaugurating a seminar on TB for the integrated medical practitioners here today.

Heart check-up camp held
Chandigarh, February 23
Mukat Hospital and Heart Institute, Chandigarh, organised a heart check-up camp at Raipur Rani today. The locality was selected in view of a survey conducted by the Department of Community Medicine of the PGI which showed that 16 per cent deaths were due to coronary artery disease in the area, particularly at Raipur Rani, according to Dr Ravi Inder Singh, Medical Director of the institute.

100 attend CME on renal disorders
Chandigarh, February 23
A continued medical education (CME) on common renal disorders in children was organised by the Department of Paediatrics was held in Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, here today.



Rohan pedals to glory
Chandigarh, February 23
Rohan Kakkar of Tender Heart School, Sector 33, displayed his prowess by winning two titles in the Chandigarh Road Cycling Championship here this morning at Lake Club circuit.

* Win for UII-XI
* Sport meet ends


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