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Rationals vs radicals on ‘jyotir vigyan’ in PU
Chandigarh, March 28
The proposal to introduce the ‘jyotir vigyan’ course in Panjab University has encountered stiff opposition. The PU Vice-Chancellor, Prof K.N. Pathak, had said at the commencement of the Senate meeting early this week: “The University Grants Commission had sanctioned a grant for the establishment of the Department of Jyotir Vigyan in the PU.”

Phones lose ring; BSNL network hit
Chandigarh, March 28
Thousands of persons lost telephone connectivity here today when a major fault in the telecom system paralysed the network of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited.

Passport fee hiked by 300 pc
Chandigarh, March 28
Rates to get a new passport made have been enhanced by more than 300 per cent with affect from April 1, according a spokesperson of the Government of India. The fee for Tatkaal service will remain the same as before. 

4-yr-old crushed under road-roller
Panchkula, March 28
Four-year-old Chottu was crushed to death by a road-roller in Old Panchkula this morning. The police has, however, not registered any case in this regard. It is learnt that the incident took place on the Chandigarh-Kalka road, where the work on widening of the road is currently under way. 
Labourers look at the place on the Panchkula-Kalka Highway
Labourers look at the place on the Panchkula-Kalka Highway, where 4-year-old Chottu was crushed to death by a road-roller on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

17-year-old girl commits suicide
Chandigarh, March 28
A 17-year-old girl reportedly committed suicide by setting herself on fire at her residence in Khudda Jassu village, near the PGI, here today.

Gurinder ChadhaTalking culture through cinema
Chandigarh, March 28
The world of cinema remembers London-based filmmaker Gurinder Chadha for her debut film ‘Bhaji on the Beach’, which was released internationally in 1994. The film sought to offer insight into the cultural notions of Punjabi women settled in Britain. 

FPAI resolves to check female foeticide in Panchkula
Panchkula, March 28
With the district having the lowest male-female sex ratio in the state and fast gaining notoriety for female foeticide, the local administration and some non-government organisations have joined hands to nip the evil in the bud.



SAS Nagar entry points in ‘bad shape’
SAS Nagar, March 28
Stress must be laid on the beautification of the entry points to the town, which are in bad shape due to the indifferent attitude of the Chandigarh Administration. At these points there is a furniture market, a marble market and slums.

Pak on the defensive, says GOC-in-C
Chandigarh, March 28
“By deploying troops along the international border, we have succeeded in getting Pakistan to adopt a defence posture and we have put the Pakistani President, Gen Pervez Musharraf, in a place where he has to abdicate his support to terrorism.

Getting drenched in Holi spirit

‘Play safe Holi’

Jacob, Mayor greet people on Holi

Different hues of Holi in city
Different hues of Holi in city: Students make a “cartpool” and transform the “geri route” to “rehri route” on Holi eve in Chandigarh; and (right) the brightness of colours teans up with warmth of the Sun to add zing to Holi celebrations at Funcity near Panchkula on Thursday. 

Promised land(fill) at Sohana?
SAS Nagar, March 28
Those who are selecting landfill site for the town seem to have zeroed down on a land in Sohana village. The Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority and the district administration have shortlisted two sites and a site in Barialli village has been dropped due to non-feasibility.

Association seeks monetary support
Chandigarh, March 28
Mr J.N. Kaul, all-India President of SOS Children’s Villages of India, today appealed to the people to extend monetary support for the cause of children in need.



5 arrested on charge of bootlegging
Chandigarh, March 28
The police has arrested five persons from various parts of the city on the charge of bootlegging and seized 125 pouches of liquor and six bottles of whisky from their possession.


Resentment over hike in furnace oil prices
Chandigarh, March 28
The Chamber of Chandigarh Industries has condemned the increase in prices of furnace oil by Indian Oil Corporation and has said the decision is hitting the small scale units badly.

New fruity ice-cream range
Chandigarh, March 28
With summer at the threshold, Diner Seventeen, Sector 17, yesterday launched its new range of ice-creams. Promising to cool your palate with exciting fruity flavours, the frozen dessert is sourced from Biscotti.



Parents of aspiring medicos meet CM
Chandigarh, March 28
The parents of a number of students seeking admission to various medical, homoeopathic, ayurvedic and dental colleges in Punjab have sought the intervention of the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to get their wards admitted against vacant seats in various institutions of the state.

Pay 1 lakh to widow in custodial death
Chandigarh, March 28
Nearly two and a half years after a Sonepat district resident succumbed to his injuries allegedly sustained in police custody, Mr Justice Adarsh Kumar of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the state of Haryana to pay an interim compensation of Rs 1 lakh to his widow within three months of receiving the copy of the order.

  • Torture victim told to take plea to DGP


Forum penalises courier company
Chandigarh, March 28
The UT Consumer Court has directed Ajit Communication Worldwide courier and Cargo, Anand Shopping Complex, Sector 17-A through its Branch Manager Kavaljeet Banga, and others to pay Rs 3,600 to the complainant as price of the medicine contained in the packet and also to refund Rs 1,000 as courier charges alongwith interest at the rate of 12 per cent per annum on these amounts from December 16, 2000, till the final payment for deficiency in its services.



Imbibing the basics of theatre
Chandigarh, March 28
For the 24 odd participants of the theatre workshop organised by the Sangeet Natak Akademy and Haryana Cultural Welfare Department, it was an occasion for celebration.
Participants of theatre
Participants of theatre workshop organised by the Sangeet Natak Akademy and Haryana Cultural Welfare Department at Haryana Panchayat Bhavan, Sector 28, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Giving love a new meaning
ayantilal Gada of Popular Entertainment Network presents ‘‘Kitne Door... Kitne Pass’’, producer and directed by Mehul Kumar, the man who made films like Mrityudata, Tirangaa and Krantiveer. The movie opens today at Batra, Chandigarh.


Cashless medicare facility at Mukat Hospital
Chandigarh, March 28
The Mukat Hospital and Heart Institute, Sector 34, has tied up with various third party administrators to make the facility of cashless medicare available to thousands of corporate and public sector employees.



Taskeen steals limelight
Chandigarh, March 28
Taskeen Bains stole the limelight today as she clinched two titles in the Chandigarh Hot Weather Tennis Championships here at the CLTA Stadium, Sector 10. 

  • Dart board meet

  • Meeting

Taskeen Bains
Taskeen Bains in action at the CLTA courts, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph


MC decides to put its ‘idle’ staff on duty
SAS Nagar, March 28
The SAS Nagar Municipal Council has decided to hand over the job of collecting water and sewerage bills to its staff of the octroi wing. At present, the job is done by the employees of the Public Health Department on behalf of the council.

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