Monday, March 25, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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PM halts at city airport
Chandigarh, March 24
The Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, had a ten-minute halt at the Chandigarh technical airport en route his visit to Shimla. He will return to New Delhi tomorrow after a night’s retreat at Shimla.

The Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, uses a hydraulic Ambu Lift The Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, uses a hydraulic Ambu Lift to save himself from a knee jerk, at the Chandigarh airport on Sunday. — Photo Pankaj Sharma

Pinjore, Kalka MCs get Urban Estate funds
Panchkula, March 24
The District Local Area Development Board has decided to divert funds allocated for development of Urban Estate, Panchkula, to the Municipal Committee, Kalka, and the Municipal Committee, Pinjore.



Spare students, says PU Senate
Fee hike flayed; another probe panel on FDO issue
Chandigarh, March 24
Students should not be 'butchered' by increasing fees to compensate for the shrinking government grants towards Panjab University and affiliated colleges. This was the opinion expressed by a majority of the Senate members a meeting to clear the university budget held here today.

Man drugged, robbed
Chandigarh, March 24
A middle-aged man was found lying unconscious at the local bus stand today. He had allegedly been robbed of his belongings after being drugged. He was rushed to a hospital in Sector 6 by the police. 

Holi cards for everyone
Chandigarh, March 24
Your friend is miles away — the one on whose face you used to rub colours on Holi. He has left the city, but you still want to show him your true colours. Worry not — you can send him a holi special greeting card. You may find it hard to believe, but the card shops scattered all over the city are full of such greeting cards. 

The deciding one dayer between India and Zimbabwe at Guwahati on Tuesday was virtually a Chandigarh versus Zimbabwe game as local lads Dinesh Mongia and Yuvraj Singh hit the Zims out of contention with their blistering batting. 
  • Papered over

  • Back to roots

  • Computers and babus

  • Phoren itch

  • Seminar season

  • Happy blend

  • Sterilisation drive

  • D.S. Saroya



Mayor visits parking sites
Chandigarh, March 24
The Mayor, Ms Lalit Joshi, and three members of the Finance and Contract Committee of the Municipal Corporation visited parking sites in the city here today. The committee is scheduled to meet on March 26 for discussing the parking issue.

Anurag ChopraYOUNG VOICE
Model by chance

HIS young lad from the city will soon be brushing shoulders with Shah Rukh Khan and Karisma Kapoor. Come August and Anurag Chopra will be shooting for Airtel advertisements with the two cine stars. The young enthusiast was recently selected during auditions for the ad which were held in Delhi.



Truck hits scooter, 1 injured
Chandigarh, March 24
A resident of the PGI campus, Jarnail Singh was injured after his scooter was knocked down by a truck near the Kasturba Hostel on the Panjab University campus. He was admitted to the PGI. The police has arrested the truck driver, Harpinder Pal Singh, a resident of Kurali and impounded the truck (CH-03-A-4067).



Some of the models during a fashion show
Some of the models during a fashion show at Spring Fest-2002 in the PGI, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Six-day Spring Fest concludes
Chandigarh, March 24
As the PGI medical and paramedical students sashayed down the ramp at the PGI's Bhargava Auditorium, the six-day PGI Spring Festival concluded here today with a touch of glamour.

Cyanide gets off to flying start
Chandigarh, March 24
‘Cyanide’- the annual all-India inter college cultural festival organised by the Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Panjab University, started off on a melodious note here today with the live performance of Wadali Brothers in the PU Law Auditorium.

City schools closed today
Chandigarh, March 24
All private and government schools in the city will remain closed tomorrow on account of Moharram. However, private and government schools, which are not already closed due to the post-examination holidays, in Panchkula and SAS Nagar, will remain open.

‘Ask the right question’
Chandigarh, March 24
There is need to formulate questions based on the needs of students and the environment. These were the views Ms Surinder Dhingra, Director of SISE, Punjab, while inaugurating a one-day UGC-sponsored workshop on preparation of question bank on the subject of Teaching of Science at Government College of Education, Sector 20, here today.



Creating instruments for raag purity
Chandigarh, March 24
The soul of his music seems to dwell on the calm of desert sands. It has so dwelt for the past 32 years that it has made Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt think only in the language of music. Seeking refuge in melodies, he has learnt to corner loneliness.

Bhatt, Sonal make it a grand finale
Chandigarh, March 24
Sculptures of Konark’s Sun Temple came to life in Odissi by Sonal Mansingh on the final day of the 32nd Bhaskar Rao Sammelan in Tagore Theatre here today. The exponent of Odissi recreated in her dance this temple tradition that owes its origin to Devdasis. As she approached the climax of her presentation, the audience realised why she was the youngest recipient of Padma Bhushan.


Treat eye infections judiciously: docs
Chandigarh, March 24
Using home remedies in case of eye infections might aggravate the problem instead of curing it. People of developing countries like ours are more prone to eye infections and they should get the treatment under proper supervision , said Dr S.P.S. Grewal, Founder and Head, Grewal Eye Institute, while addressing a press conference here today.



A happy Sunny Sidhu along with the other participants
A happy Sunny Sidhu along with the other participants of the two-day SJOBA Thunderbolt Sub-Himalayan Rally in St John’s High School, Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

SJOBA rally has exciting finish
Chandigarh, March 24
It was celebration time for fans of motor rallyist Sunny Sidhu and his navigator Kamal Sidhu when they zoomed into the Sector 26 St John’s High School here at 14.59:53 hours, finishing the two-day St John’s Old Boys Association Thunderbolt Sub-Himalayan Rally 2002 from Chandigarh to Koti Resorts (Shimla) and back.

  • Cricket matches

  • Bridge tourney

Athletics meet for veterans
SAS Nagar, March 24
The Fifth Veteran’s Athletics Competitions were organised by the Senior Citizen (pensioners) Council on Dasehra grounds here today, where 106 persons participated in various events.

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