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‘Lagaan’ creates history, despite losing Oscar
Chandigarh, March 25
“Lagaan” was not conceived for the purpose of fighting a cinematic battle in any case. So whether or not the epic-scale film gave a tough time to the winning Bosnian film “No Man’s Land” is of little significance. Of greater significance is the fact that the film managed to create history by earning the third Oscar nomination for India.

School board decides to go online
SAS Nagar, March 25
To have faster communication and reduce paperwork, the Punjab School Education Board has approved of a plan to have online connectivity with various government departments and education boards of the other states. Now, it is for the Punjab Government to approve this project.


Bid to steal car of PUDA dy chief
Chandigarh, March 25
The Deputy Director of Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority, Mr Promod Kalia, lodged a complaint with the police here today that there had been an attempt to steal his car from a Sector 17 paid-parking lot. Mr Kalia wants compensation for the damage caused to his vehicle in this attempt.

Karisma leaves fans gasping

Chandigarh, March 25
Karisma Kapoor left the winds whirling today. On a stormy visit to the city, the actress wore a very apprehensive look all day, asking her bodyguard to keep the frantic fans away from her.

Cornered: Karisma Kapoor fights for a comfortable slot in a store in Sector 9, Chandigarh, even as crazy fans shower adoration upon her on Monday. — Photo Pankaj Sharma

Cornered: Karisma Kapoor fights for a comfortable slot in a store in Sector 9, Chandigarh, even as crazy fans shower adoration upon her on Monday.

PU to consider differential fee structure
M.M. Puri asked to reply to misappropriation charges
Chandigarh, March 25
Keeping in mind the economic disparities in society Panjab University is seriously considering the option of charging a differential fee structure from students. This was announced by Prof K.N. Pathak, Vice-Chancellor, in reply to observations regarding hike in fee in the forthcoming academic session.


City may soon be magnet for tourists
Chandigarh, March 25
The city may soon be an ideal weekend destination if plans of the Administration work out. The aim is to have world-class convention facilities here, besides opportunities for eco-tourism comprising treks into upcoming eco-wildlife park at Kansal and Nepli.

PM’s early return surprises many
Chandigarh, March 25
The Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, arrived here today around four hours in advance en route his return journey to Delhi from Shimla. His early return from Shimla is being linked to the special joint session of Parliament scheduled for tomorrow.

Moharram observed in city
Chandigarh, March 25
A large number of people participated in the procession held to observe Moharram. It started from Sector 29 and passed through Sectors 27, 18, 19, 20 and 30.

Children during Moharram procession in Sector 29, Chandigarh, on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Children during Moharram procession in Sector 29, Chandigarh, on Monday.

1 killed as car falls into ditch
Dera Bassi, March 25
A person was killed and another sustained serious injuries when the car in which they were travelling fell into a ditch after hitting an electricity pole near the Saini complex on the Dera Bassi-Barwala road late Saturday night.

Ezra Daniel is no more
Chandigarh, March 25
Dr Ezra Marcellus Daniel, a former Chief Sub-Editor in The Tribune, died at Orleans , Ontario in Canada yesterday following a massive heart attack. He was 49.

Excel in the allotted role
HIS world is a stage with a play on. Your role is defined and you can only improve your performance. So excel in the allotted role, smile and thank the Lord, come what may.


2 killed in mishaps
Panchkula, March 25
A 15-year-old boy was killed in a road accident near HMT factory in Pinjore this morning. His father and younger brother were also injured in the accident.

Police remand for murder accused
Chandigarh, March 25
The UT Duty Judicial Magistrate, Mr Baljinder Singh, sent Ashish Arora, an accused in a murder case, to the police custody for two days here today. Ashish is accused of having murdered his brother-in-law, Joginder Singh, in Sector 23 here on September 28, 2001.

City schools brace up for computer era
Chandigarh, March 25
Many surprises await students when schools reopen for the new academic session in April. While computers hold the key to all the excitement brewing on the school campuses, the changes range from greater activity-based education to more facilities for students and improved decor in classrooms.

Teacher’s death dampens ‘Cyanide’ spirit

Chandigarh, March 25
Day two of ‘Cyanide’ — the annual all-India-inter college cultural festival organised by the Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Panjab University, remained low spirited all through the day due to untimely death of Dr Lakhmir Singh, Reader, Department of Chemical Engineering, PU, yesterday.

Students participate in the cartoon-making competition at the Cyanide-2002 at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Students participate in the cartoon-making competition at the Cyanide-2002 at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Monday.

First school to get ISO 9001 status in Punjab
Chandigarh, March 25
Bhupindra International Public School (BIPS), Patiala, has created history of sorts by becoming the first ISO 9001 school of Punjab. ISO 9001 is a certification of quality given by the International Organisation of Standards. This certificate is given only to those institutions that maintain an international level of quality in their working.

Training camp concludes
Chandigarh, March 25
The three-day parveshika training camp, organised by the Hindustan Scouts and Guides at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, concluded, here today.


Impose heavy fines on litterbugs
Chandigarh, March 25
The Punjab and Haryana High Court, in a significant judgement, has ruled that the Punjab Government should frame model bylaws “which may be adopted by all the municipalities in the state for imposing heavy fine on all those found guilty of throwing litter or garbage in the drains or on roads and public streets”.

  • Pay 10,000 as harassment costs


A revolutionary behind the camera
AISED amidst the sand dunes of the Sirsa belt, soft-spoken but intense-looking Manmohan Singh, alias Manji, has brought about revolutionary changes in film photography. His emphasis on background and vacant spaces while focussing his camera on the object has given a new meaning to cinematography in Bollywood.

Amit, Rishi charm audience
Chandigarh, March 25
The nuances of Delhi, Ajrara and Punjab gharana of instrumental classical music were presented by Amit Sachdeva at Kala Gram today. Beginning his tabla recital with “vilambit teen taal” in which he presented “peshkar”, “kaayde”, “chankdadar”, “rele”, “gat”, “paran”, Amit went on to perform other items taught to him by Ustad Shafaat Ahmad Khan and Pt Manmohan Singh Dixit.


NAMS award for Prof Nagi
Chandigarh, March 25
The National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS) has awarded the prestigious Dr V.R. Khanolkar oration award to Prof O.N Nagi, Professor and Head, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, PGI.


Winners of SJOBA rally get prizes
Chandigarh, March 25
The occasion was the prize distribution function of the SJOBA Thunderbolt Sub-Himalayan Rally 2002 and the venue was the CGA golf range, Near Kishangarh. Old Students of the St John’s School, Sector 26, accompanied by their better halves and other selected guests, including the participants, were present on the occasion. 

  • Netball meet

  • Bridge tourney


Free parking space for employees likely
Chandigarh, March 25
The Municipal Corporation is likely to provide employees enough parking space for free in each of the parking zones near their offices. Pass-holder traders will be provided parking space near their business establishments.


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