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CBI to probe cops’ role in heroin haul
Chandigarh, November 3
Certain officials of the Chandigarh Police are under investigation by the country’s premier investigating agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation. The Chandigarh Administration has formally asked the CBI to inquire into role of police officials into the sensational claim of recovering heroin worth Rs 50 crore from three persons, including a Canada-based person.

Single bidder for hotel site; auction postponed
Chandigarh, November 3
The auction of the city’s highest-priced hotel site in Sector 35 attracted only one bidder here today. Slated to be held at Shivalikview Hotel in Sector 17 this morning, the auction had to be postponed after only one bidder turned up.

Ranbaxy fire: PSHRC seeks report in 8 days
Mohali, November 3
Taking suo motu cognizance of the fire incident at the Ranbaxy factory here, the Punjab State Human Rights Commission has directed the Punjab government to submit a detailed report of the incident.


Nepali Maoists drum up political support to dethrone king
Chandigarh, November 3
Sympathisers of Nepali Maoists have heightened political activity in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh to drum up political support for a violent campaign to dethrone their King Gyanendra.

Study shows women lose more lives due to burns
Chandigarh, November 3
Kitchen, it seems, has emerged as a virtual danger zone for women in the region as the burn injuries while carrying out domestic chores have led to most of the unnatural deaths among women in the past two and half decades.


Decide soon on need-based changes in houses: leaders
Chandigarh, November 3
Cutting across party lines, local political leaders have sent a joint memorandum to the Adviser to the UT Administrator, Mr Lalit Sharma, criticising the Chandigarh Administration for overlooking people’s demands while finalising the much-awaited “need-based changes” in city houses.

Students of Manav Mangal School Sector 11, Panchkula during their visit to the The Tribune Office, Chandigarh. — Tribune photographs

HUDA tells panel not to hold Apni Mandi in Sec 14
Panchkula, November 3
The Haryana Urban Development Authority has asked the Market Committee not to hold the Apni Mandi in Sector 14 from this Saturday onwards.

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Power ‘hotline’ freed from illegal load
Mohali, November 3
The Punjab State Electricity Board has at last freed the “hotline” to the main waterworks here from unauthorised additional load, turning it into an independent special facility.

Think before you wrap gifts this Divali
CHANDIGARH: Divali is the time to receive and give gifts. Gifts wrapped in colourful, bright wrapping paper are a part and parcel of the festive season.

Strike by LIC development officers
Chandigarh, November 3 Development Officers of the Life Insurance Corporation observed a one-day strike and held a dharna in front of their regional office in Sector 17, today.


Gold, Rs 75,000 stolen
Mohali, November 3
In the fifth daylight burglary in a week, thieves decamped with cash and gold and valuables worth Rs 75,000 from the residence of, Mr Kamlesh Sharma, an Irrigation Department employee here today.

Motorcyclists hurt in mishap
Chandigarh, November 3
Sunil Gupta, a motorcyclist was hit by another motorcyclist Anil Khandewal of Sector 45-A, at the Sector 35-43 turn on October 1. The police said that Anil was triple riding the vehicle when the accident occurred.

Woman crushed to death
Panchkula, November 3
A 30-year-old woman was crushed to death, and another injured seriously when a truck coming from behind overturned and fell on her. The incident took place at 11 am, near Yadavindra Gardens, Pinjore, when the victim, Urmila, along with a friend Kamla was walking to Pinjore.

4 held for flesh trade
Panchkula, November 3
The police here this evening arrested Bina Devi (36) for running a flesh trade racket along with three girls and a case under the Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act was registered.

Woman, daughter held for cheating
Mohali, November 3
The police here has arrested the mother-daughter duo who allegedly had duped a handicapped resident Sanjiv Kumar of Pinjore of Rs 44000. The two, Mahima and her daughter Shabnam, both residents of Phase I here had promised to help Sanjiv get a flat in Mohali.


Politicking spoils the fate of Art College’s PG course
PU withholds affiliation, courtesy whims of 1 Inspection Committee member
Chandigarh, November 3
Hundreds of art students from the region face an uncertain future as Masters of Fine Art course slated to commence at Government Art College from this session runs the risk of being shelved.

PUTA members hold rally
Chandigarh, November 3
Members of the Panjab University Teachers’ Association organised a rally at Panjab University, here today, to protest against the delay in the implementation of the pension scheme for university employees.

Members of the Panjab University Teachers Association raise slogans against the non-implementation of the pension scheme for university employees outside the English Department, Panjab University, Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph
Members of the Panjab University Teachers Association raise slogans against the non-implementation of the pension scheme for university employees

Row over college chairman’s post
Mohali, November 3
The post of the chairman of the Shaheed Udham Singh College of Engineering and Technology, Tangori has run in a controversy. Two members of the management are claiming to be the chairman.


Contemporary classic Ritu Kumar

Ritu Kumar, the reigning queen of the Indian fashion industry, does not let her awe-inspiring status to come between her and the plebein. She immediately disarms you with a warm smile as you walk up to her. Talking to this pioneer of the Indian Haute couture revealed a lot about this designer with Punjabi roots.


Top models display creations of designer Ritu Kumar in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Photo by Pankaj Sharma

Top models display creations of designer Ritu Kumar in Chandigarh

Frames of friendship
Chandigarh, November 3
Concerns of Pakistani photo artists are no different from those of our own. Steering clear of conceptual conflicts that apparently define Indo-Pak relations, photographers from the two countries have, for the first time, come together to endorse harmony across borders.

In the company of fascinating prints
Chandigarh, November 3
The exhibition put up by 22 students from Graphic Art Department of Kala Bhavana, Santiniketan is meaningful insofar as its purpose is concerned.


Proper diet can check blindness in diabetics
Chandigarh, November 3
Regular check up of eyes coupled with appropriate diet can go a long way in minimising the chances of blindness in case of the patients suffering from diabetes.

Hindi Samaroh held at PGI
Chandigarh, November 3
In order to give a boost to the national language Hindi — the Postgraduate Institute, organised a “Hindi Samaroh-2004” here today. The Head of Department of Hindi, Panjab University, Prof Dharam Pal Maini, was the chief guest, while the Director, PGI, Prof K.K. Talwar, presided over.

PEC students donate blood
Chandigarh, November 3
More than 460 students of Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, today donated blood at a camp organised jointly by the State Bank of India, PEC branch and NSS unit of the college.


36 local kids for horse riding show
Chandigarh, November 3
It is the thrill of a galloping horse that attracts children to equestrian sports. For them, reigning in a magnificent beast seem to give them a feeling of invincibility and exhilaration which perhaps no other sport may offer.

Apurv Gupta and Rajat Ghirra (astride), both aged 10, at the Chandigarh Horse Show, which began in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Photo by Manoj Mahajan

Apurv Gupta and Rajat Ghirra (astride), both aged 10, at the Chandigarh Horse Show

National School Games’ trials
Chandigarh, November 3
The selection trials for the 50th National School Games will be organised by the Education Department, UT Administration, from 8 to 10 November at various centres and schools in the city to select the Chandigarh school team.

Minerva, Coaching Centre in soccer final
Chandigarh, November 3
Minerva Academy and Coaching Center, Sector 17, will face each other in the finals of the First Lt.Col IS Deol Memorial six-a-side-league Soccer Tournament played here at Sector 17 Football Stadium.

St Stephen’s school win football match
Chandigarh, November 3
Soccer eves of St Stephen’s School, Sector 45 here clinched the UT Inter School Girls Football Tournament for the sixth consecutive year. In the finals, they defeated Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Sector 26 in the tie-breaker with scores being 2-1.

Winning soccer team of St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, Chandigarh, with its coach.

Winning soccer team of St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, Chandigarh, with its coach


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