Sunday, December 2, 2001, Chandigarh, India





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Poll panel instructions to Home Secretary, IG
Curbs on setting up election camps
Chandigarh, December 1
Taking a serious view of the law and order problem created due to over-crowding around polling booths because of camps set up by the contesting candidates for issuing unofficial identity slips to the voters the State Election Commission has issued strict instructions for the smooth conduct of elections to the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh.

Former Mayors promise the moon to the electorate
Chandigarh, December 1
Four former Mayors of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation are again in the fray for the forthcoming Municipal Corporation elections to be held on December 8. All of them have been fielded by the B.J.P.-Akali Dal alliance and have been untiringly convincing the electorate about their merits and past performance with a view to winning the elections.





EARLIER STORIES

 

Heavy bandobast for Mohali Test
SAS Nagar, December 1
A heavy police bandobast has been made for the Test match between England and India, beginning at the PCA stadium here from December 3. At least 550 policemen drawn from the Ludhiana Police range have been put on duty.

Octroi staff sitting idle, awaiting orders
SAS Nagar, December 1
The octroi collection posts of the local municipal council wore a deserted look on the first day after abolition of octroi by the Punjab Government from Friday night. Employees of the octroi wing of the civic body sat idle in wake of no clear instructions about the nature of their duty in the future.

26 beauties in fray for Miss Lashkara title
Punjabi beauties from all over the country, who are participating in the Miss Lashkara Beauty Contest, pose for photographers during a press conference in Chandigarh on Saturday.Chandigarh, December 1
As curtains begin to get drawn on the December 5 Miss Lashkara 2001 beauty contest, the adrenaline of 26 contestants is already flowing. Being the maiden venture of Lashkara channel, the contest has drawn tremendous response from all over India. A total of 45 entries were received from places as far as Lucknow, Bhopal and Mumbai, but only 26 remain in the final fray.


Punjabi beauties from all over the country, who are participating in the Miss Lashkara Beauty Contest, pose for photographers during a press conference in Chandigarh on Saturday.
— Tribune photo Parvesh Chauhan

YOUNG VOICE
Bharti KapoorDignity Bharti’s top priority
S
he cares a great deal about projection. That is one reason she turned down the offer of being one among the many in Tabu’s coterie in Chandni Bar. But that does not make this Delhi girl even a bit unhappy. “Small decisions go a long way in shaping destiny. I don’t have to take chances,” says the charming Bharti Kapoor, an English honours student with Delhi University, and now one of the contestants in Miss Lashkara 2001 contest.

Panchayat poll: 7 Cong supported candidates elected
Chandigarh, December 1
Five members of the Panchayat Samiti and four of Gram Sabhas, seven of them reportedly from the Congress, were declared elected unopposed today on the last day of withdrawal of names ahead of the December 8 Panchayat elections.

 
COMMUNITY

Exhibitions, seminars mark World AIDS Day
Chandigarh, December 1
“Men and women suffering from AIDS should be involved in the process of spreading awareness against the disease rather than being shunned and stigmatised by society,” stated Ms Neeru Nanda, Adviser to the Administrator, UT, at a function organised by the State AIDS Control Society at the Government College Sector 46 here today.

Girls have a look at posters displayed at an exhibition organised on the occassion of the World AIDS Day at Governemnt College, Sector 46, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

A flow of talent at Carnival
Playback singer Sneha Pant performs at the Leisure Valley in Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Saturday evening. Chandigarh, December 1
This day at the Leisure Valley, Sector 10, was surely a class apart. With rush to the carnival venue multiplying manifold since yesterday, the entire valley wore a vibrant look. Highlight of the evening was the concert held by the young Suneha Pant from Mumbai, whose claim to fame has something to do with ‘‘Yaadein’ ...the film which had heartthrob Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor in the lead.

Playback singer Sneha Pant performs at the Leisure Valley in Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Saturday evening. — Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan

Mr G.K. Marwah, IAS, Secretary, Social Welfare UT Administration gives prize to winner of a fancy dress competition organised at Prayaas-Rehabilitation Centre for Handicapped Children, Sector 38, Chandigarh, on Saturday.A prayaas to create awareness
Chandigarh, December 1
As many as 150 children participated in a fancy dress competition organised at Prayaas-Rehabilitation Centre for Handicapped Children, Sector 38, here today to mark the World Disabled Week.

Mr G.K. Marwah, IAS, Secretary, Social Welfare UT Administration gives prize to winner of a fancy dress competition organised at Prayaas-Rehabilitation Centre for Handicapped Children, Sector 38, Chandigarh, on Saturday.

NCC Air Sqn gets training aircraft
Chandigarh, December 1
A microlite aircraft for imparting flying training to cadets has been received by the No 1 Chandigarh NCC Air Squadron.

REMINISCENCES
Scoring high with low grasp
Chandigarh
The flabbergasted student standing behind a desk looking dumbly at the blank walls around him does not surprise Dr P.S. Jaswal, Professor in Panjab University’s Department of Laws. Even though the student had done “really well” in his graduation, Prof Jaswal knows that interpreting points of law is beyond his competence.

Appointed

Tipnis to visit city on Dec 3

Workshop for journalists concludes

FILM REVIEW

North Indian wedding Bollywood style
‘Monsoon Wedding’ (Piccadilly) is a beautiful family reunion at a typical North Indian wedding, which is a delicate embroidery of emotions in the classical fabric of the Bollywood art cinema.

READERS WRITE

Deplorable road
The road joining Chandigarh (Sector 41/42) with Mohali (Phase II) near Furniture Market is in a deplorable condition. Pits galore, this stretch is uneven, having broken at many places. This has become a nightmare for vehicle users as tyre puncture of most of the vehicles has become the order of the day.

  • Telephone complaints

  • Dangerous crossing

 
CRIME

Motorcyclist crushed to death
Panchkula, December 1
A motorcyclist was reportedly crushed to death by a truck (HYG-1863) on the National Highway No 22 here this morning. It is learnt that the accident took place near the Military Quarters on the Madhumati Marg. The victim was rushed to the PGI, where he was declared dead. The accused fled away from the spot. The police has registered a case under Sections 279 and 304-A of the IPC.

Student assaulted

 
EDUCATION

Winners of various competitions organised by the Aeronautical Society of India at the Air Force Station in Chandigarh on Saturday.Aero-Quiz winners honoured
Chandigarh, December 1
The final round of the Aero-Quiz, organised by the local chapter of the Aeronautical Society of India, was held here today. Four teams each in the junior and senior categories representing various schools participated in the finals. A total of 76 teams had contested to reach the final round.

Winners of various competitions organised by the Aeronautical Society of India at the Air Force Station in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Chaos marks talent search contest
Chandigarh, December 1
As many as 1,500 students from 17 different schools from the city and it’s satellite towns, teachers and parents accompanying the participants for Mahindra Talent Search Competition were in for a big disappointment as confusion and chaos marked the entire event which was organised by Starfizz, an event management company at Shivalik Public School in Sector 41 here today.

Students impress at cultural contest
Chandigarh, December 1
The third day of the 32nd All India inter-school cultural contest saw quality performances by the participants in the category of folk song, ghazal, classical vocal and classical instrumental music at DAV Senior Secondary School in Sector 8 here yesterday.

YPS re-union: Olde Lang Syne
For old students of Yadavindra Public School at Patiala, it was a journey down a memory lane, during a social get-together held at the Chandigarh Club here on Saturday.Chandigarh, December 1
“Yadvindrian” neatly printed on the near windshield of semi-limousines casually parked in front of the Chandigarh Club clearly indicated that a get-together was on, but gave little idea about the extent of celebrations. Inside the club, there was no stopping the old friends as they laughed together after hugging each other.

For old students of Yadavindra Public School at Patiala, it was a journey down a memory lane, during a social get-together held at the Chandigarh Club here on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

‘New education policy required’
Zirakpur, December 1
To compete with developed countries, a change in the basic education policy is required. Apart from this students, the future of the country, must be given better education so that they could lead the country in a better way, said Capt Kanwaljit Singh, Finance and Planning Minister at a school function here today.

COURTS

CONSUMER COURT
Passenger awarded compensation
Chandigarh, December 1
In a major decision in favour of consumer interest, the UT Dispute Redressal Forum-II has directed Northern Railways to pay compensation to a Mohali resident, who was trapped inside the toilet of the Shatabdi for half-an-hour.

 
CULTURE

Moments of trance, courtesy Shovana
Chandigarh, December 1
Some performances rise above the perimeters of performance space and become eternal. And in their eternity they bless and inspire all those who have lived the bliss of performance along with the performer.Aishwarya Rai

Ash in her new mould
E
VER since she rocked the world by lifting the Miss World title, they have been saying a lot about her beauty. But the latest statement doing rounds of the industry about the perfect personality of Aishwarya Rai is that if beauty had a face, it would look like her. Well that apart, this lass has quite smitten the world with her charms.


HEALTH

Ms Neeru Nanda, Adviser, UT Administrator, administers polio drops to a child in Chandigarh on SaturdayPulse polio campaign begins today
Chandigarh, December 1
All is set for the pulse polio campaign 2000-2001, which starts in the city tomorrow. Ms Neeru Nanda, Adviser to the UT Administrator, formally launched the campaign from her residence by administering the polio vaccine drops to children here today.

Ms Neeru Nanda, Adviser, UT Administrator, administers polio drops to a child in Chandigarh on Saturday

 
SPORTS

St Stephen’s teams win carrom trophies
Chandigarh, December 1
St Stephen’s School, Panchkula, lifted both boys’ and girls’ trophies in the Ist Saupin’s Inter-School Carrom Tournament held today on the school premises.

  • Skaters honoured

  • Badminton meet

  • Sports meet

  • Cricket meet

  • Cross-country meet

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