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International Women’s Day just a ritual ?

Chandigarh, March 7
From the confines of four walls to outer space, the woman of today is busy writing the golden tale of emancipation. Call it her urge to equal man or plain conviction, she has left marks on the tallest of peaks and the deepest of oceans. And while she continues to win battles hard fought, the relevance of International Women’s Day as a symbol of her emancipation stands challenged.....

Male superiority!
SAS Nagar, March 7
Most women feel that the International Women’s Day does not have the significance that it deserves and appears to be more or less a ritual while others say that the day encourages women and makes them feel important. 

ESSENCE OF WOMANHOOD: Pavement or ramp, the Indian woman strides with fortitude.



Managing home and job
Panchkula, March 7
Women are top-of-the-line managers. From managing home to human resources — dhobi, milkman, servants at home and colleagues and subordinates at work; from finances to human relations — husband, kids, relatives and friends; she does it all, all the time. 

Caste system “weakening”
Andre BeteilleChandigarh, March 7
Meet Andre Beteille, a professor in sociology at Delhi University since 1972. He has carved a niche for himself in the world of academics through his work on the study of class, caste, social inequalities and harmonic and disharmonic social systems. He is a recipient of the R.P. Chandra Centenary Medal of Asiatic Society and is an author.

PU’s financial problems highlighted
Chandigarh, March 7
Educational budgeting needs to be reviewed in terms of goals, activities, utility and cost-effectiveness in the changed global scenario. 

Mr C.M. Vasudeva, Secretary, Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India (centre), Prof K.N. Pathak, VC, Panjab University (right), and Mr K.A. Singh, Finance Secretary of Chandigarh, at a seminar on “Budget and Higher Education” at Panjab University on Thursday. 
— A Tribune photograph

Healthcare at zoo good, say experts
Chhat Bir (Patiala), March 7

A Central Zoo Authority team comprising Mr S.K.Patnayak, a former Additional Chief Conservator of Forests, Orissa, and Dr. A.T. Rao, a former Professor of Pathology, from Agriculture and Technical University, Orissa, today visited the Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park here.

Banks come forward to encourage women entrepreneurs
Chandigarh, March 7
In keeping with the city’s character which can boast of highly educated and aware women, the presence of big women industrialists might not be there, but the spirit of woman power remains undeterred as the number of the small women entrepreneurs is encouraging enough for the banks and institutions to offer them special schemes to help them get economic independence.

Women’s housing society
Panchkula, March 7
In a goodwill gesture on account of the Woman’s Day, the Chief administrator, HUDA, handed over an allotment letter to a pioneering group, a housing society of the women, for the women and by the women.

BSNL extends time for booking new connections
Chandigarh, March 7
The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, Chandigarh circle, has extended the time for booking of new telephone connections in Chandigarh, Panchkula and SAS Nagar from 12.30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Poisonous tea claims kid’s life
Panchkula, March 7
A 10-year-old child died at the PGI this evening, after he and two other members of his family consumed tea laced with poison at their Kalka residence yesterday.

Tribune employee bereaved


Life term for 3 in murder case
Chandigarh, March 7
Three persons were sentenced to life imprisonment today for murdering a city resident, Saran Dass, by the UT District and Sessions Judge, Mr H.S Bhalla. 

MLA’s driver, gunman held for assault
Chandigarh, March 7
The local police today arrested the driver and gunman of a Haryana MLA for allegedly assaulting and threatening a Panchkula resident. 


LG shoppe concept
he well-known multinational, LG, has launched an exciting brand experience for Chandigarh. In keeping with its commitment to redefine retailing standards in the Indian consumer durable industry, LG Electronics opened its exclusive LG shoppe concept in Chandigarh on Wednesday. 



Rule relaxation not in judicial domain
Chandigarh, March 7
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has ruled that the prescribed qualification for a post, and the need to relax these at any stage of the selection process, is not a matter "squarely falling in the domain of judicial determination".

  • SSP told to look into jail escape

  • Irrigation Secy, CE summoned

Fresh summons for Badal, Sukhbir
Chandigarh, March 7
A local court today issued a fresh summons against the former Chief Minister of Punjab, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, and his son Sukhbir Badal, for April 16 acting on a civil suit filed by the former Additional Director of Information and Public Relations, Punjab, for recovery and attachment of property against them. 

Petition allowed in allotment case
Chandigarh, March 7
The Screening Committee appointed by the Registrar, Cooperative Societies, Chandigarh, for scrutinising the names of the eligible members of a house building cooperative society is required to act fairly and has to give opportunity of hearing before removing a person from the list for allotment of housing site.



Pepsi musical talent hunt
Chandigarh, March 7
If you ever had anything to do with rhythm, this is your brightest chance to date stardom. Pepsi today announced its first ever musical talent hunt in Punjab. To do the formal launching of the biggest ever hunt, the company had roped in music director Jaidev, who made stars of Harbhajan and Gursewak Mann.
Ms and Mr Jaidev Kumar unveil a special Pepsi bottle which will be introduced exclusively in Punjab.


Muralidharan quits over promotion issue
Chandigarh, March 7
Dr R. Muralidharan, Associate Professor in the Department of Endocrinology, PGI, submitted his resignation to the Head of the Department here today. Confirming this, Dr Murlidharan, however, refused to talk further on the matter but sources in the PGI state that Dr Murlidharan has resigned in protest against being rejected for promotion as Additional Professor.


Stars missing, but spirit’s intact
SAS Nagar, March 7
The absence of batting maestro, Sachin Tendulkar, and the new sensation, Virender Sehwag, will not stop the beat of the ‘bhangra’, the spirit of celebrations and carnival atmosphere as the cricket circus comes to the township on Sunday.

Revenue sports meet opened
Chandigarh, March 7
The XXXIV All-India Central Revenue Sports Meet began at PU grounds, here this morning. The Governor, Punjab, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), inaugurated it. 


Admn shoots down police proposal to upgrade firing range
Chandigarh, March 7
The UT Administration has reportedly refused a proposal by the Chandigarh Police to upgrade the firing range near Sector 25. 

Admn offers old-age pensions
Chandigarh, March 7
The Social Welfare Department, Chandigarh Administration, today said it was offering pensions to the aged and also to women who have borne children and live below the poverty line.Top

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