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60-yr-old widow done to death
The blood-splattend room in which the body of 60-year-old Sheila Khanna  was found on Sunday evening
Chandigarh, September 1
A 60 year-old widow was brutally murdered at her first floor flat in Sector 47 flat here late this evening. The victim, Sheila Khanna, was living alone in the flat and the victim was last seen by her two daughters and a nephew at about 5 pm.

The blood-splattend room in which the body of 60-year-old Sheila Khanna (inset) was found on Sunday evening.

PU to study fee disparity in colleges
Chandigarh, September 1
Taking note of “huge” disparity in the fee and fund structure of affiliated colleges, Panjab University has decided to look into the matter in detail “to avoid exploitation and harassment of students and teachers”.

New twist to cable war
Panchkula, September 1
Cable war in the township has reached a boiling point again, with ‘‘cable syndicate" all set to fight it out with another operator who has offered to provide connections at a price six times lower than that offered by them.


School bus issue to be discussed today
Chandigarh, September 1
It could be a tough time for school managements and bus contractors tomorrow when they meet to give a final shape to contracts for plying school buses in the city.

Maggot-infested body found
Panchkula, September 1
The maggot-infested body of a 60-year- old man was found in the area under plantation of Golden Forests near Kot village this afternoon. The body appeared to have been atleast three days old, informed police sources.

Heavy rain in city
Chandigarh, September 1
The beginning of the month of September was today welcomed by a heavy rain keeping alive hopes of the remaining part of monsoon being active after an initial phase of drought-like situation in June and July. The city received rainfall of 48.6 mm. 

Water flows over the Makhan Majra bridge after heavy rain lashed Chandigarh on Sunday morning. — Tribune photo Karam Singh
Water flows over the Makhan Majra bridge after heavy rain lashed Chandigarh on Sunday morning

Missing man found murdered
Panchkula, September 1
A man, who had been missing for the past 10 days, was found murdered near Paploha village in Kalka this evening. The victim has been identified as Radha Krishan, a resident of thevillage. He was reportedly hanged by assailants in the fields.

The politics of Chandigarh is taking an unsavoury turn with the National Secretary of the Congress and the local MP, Mr Pawan Bansal, registering an FIR against BJP national leaders Om Prakash Dhankar and National Executive member, Mr Satyapal Jain, amongst others.
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Quash allotment of ‘public land’: BJP
Chandigarh, September 1
The local unit of the BJP today took out a “prabhat pheri” in Sector 40 the demanding cancellation of allotment of a ‘’public land’’ to a school to be ‘’managed’’ by Ambika Soni, the Political Secretary to Ms Sonia Gandhi, and local MP, Mr Pawan Bansal, and their family members.

Cong’s charge-sheet against BJP leaders
Chandigarh, September 1
The Congress here today pressed for action against BJP leaders for allegedly indulging in ‘’unlawful’’ activities and a CBI probe into alleged bungling by them. The District Congress Committee (Urban), led by Mr Pawan Sharma, and the Chandigarh Territorial Youth Congress Committee (CTYC), led by Mr H.S. Lucky, held a protest march from the Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan to the Punjab Raj Bhavan to press their demands. 
Congress activists led by the CTCC president, Mr B.B. Bahl, hold a rally in Chandigarh on Sunday.— Tribune photo Parvesh Chauhan
Congress activists led by the CTCC president, Mr B.B. Bahl, hold a rally in Chandigarh

BCL to introduce section for kids
Chandigarh, September 1
For the citizens who have been keeping a track of the British Council Library, Sector 8, it comes as a little surprise that the library is into yet another spree of upgradation. Acting upon popular demand, the library is now going to introduce a children section as also some other services.

Award for K.S. Kang
Chandigarh, September 1
It was yet another day dedicated to memory of a celebrated Punjabi writer. The Hasrat Yaadgar-e-Society, in collaboration with the Punjabi Lekhak Sabha, today again organised a special function in memory of the late Punjabi writer Sukhpal Veer Singh “Hasrat”.


Jalandhar resident hurt in mishap
Chandigarh, September 1
A resident of Jalandhar, Mr Kewal Krishan, who was driving an Ambassador car (PB 08 U 0734) was injured after his car was hit by another car in Sector 9 here today. A case under Sections 279 and 337 of the IPC has been registered against Ram Parsad, driver of the other car (CH 03 D 4000). The driver has been arrested.


First HDFC branch in Kalka
Chandigarh, September 1
HDFC Bank has opened its first branch in Kalka. The branch was inaugurated by Ms Neena Singh, Regional Business Manager, North, HDFC Bank, yesterday. Speaking on this occasion, Ms Neena Singh said, “The HDFC Bank customers would be able to avail world-class banking services under one roof. 

Ms Neena Singh, Regional Business Manager, North, HDFC Bank, inaugurates a branch of the bank in Kalka on Saturday.
Ms Neena Singh, Regional Business Manager, North, HDFC Bank, inaugurates a branch of the bank


Shivalik lives up to its motto
Shivalik Public School is one of the most prominent educational institutions of Chandigarh. The school has rendered noteworthy service to the student community in academic, sports and socio-cultural spheres. It is an English medium, residential and co-educational school which strives to develop the various facets of a child's personality through quality education.
A view of Shivalik Public School, Sector-41, Chandigarh. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan
A view of Shivalik Public School, Sector-41

‘Striving for perfection is my hallmark...’
e strives for perfection in anything he undertakes and when the subject is as important as churning out citizens of tomorrow, he leaves no stone unturned in giving it his best shot. The Director-Principal of Shivalik Public School, Mr DS Bedi, is neck-deep in experimenting with new ideas from dawn to dusk and has involved his entire family in the passion that makes him tick.

Saboo award for 4 city school teachers
Chandigarh, September 1
Four school teachers of the city were here today selected for the Tara Chand Saboo Excellence Awards for School Teachers for the year 2002. Ms S. Khorana, Principal, Shishu Niketan Model School, Sector 22, Chandigarh, has been selected for the Excellence Award for Lifetime Achievement; Ms Anuradha of the Institute for Blind, Sector 26, Chandigarh, won the award for Excellence Award for School Teaching; the Excellence Award for Teaching in Slums/Rural Areas went to Mr Sartul Singh of Government High School, Kaimbwala village and the Excellence Award for Young Teachers has gone to Mr Koushik Sinha of Mount Carmel School, Sector 47-B.

Teachers’ Day celebrated
Chandigarh, September 1
It was raining prizes at the Teachers’ Day celebrations at MCM DAV College, Sector 36, which were attended by nearly 500 school teachers here today. The celebrations gave the teachers a chance to take to the stage, display their talents and outwit each other in a question-answer session which generated tremendous excitement and enthusiasm.

PMT topper honoured
Chandigarh, September 1
Ankur Goyal, topper of Pre-Medical Entrance Examinations-2002 of Punjab, gave credit to CRB Institute here for his success, at a ceremony held to honour him, here today.


Raman is back with new venture
Chandigarh, September 1
Film director Raman Kumar prides himself on his contemporary taste while choosing a subject. And it is his knack for picking up the relevant subject and wrapping it with all modern elements in the present-day context, made him a hit director of Bollywood seven years ago.

Bollywood stars shine in sleepy village
Chandigarh, September 1
Rampur Kalan, a village near Chandigarh was infused with life by a team of professionals from Mumbai who were here to provide a perfect and authentic backdrop for Raman Kumar-directed Hindi film “Sarhaad Paar”.

Rock stars to perform in city
Chandigarh, September 1
‘Passionite’, a theme-based event, will bring to city two rocking international artistes, Kaiya and Mark, who promise to give Chandigarh’s party people a reason to rock at the Blues on Wednesday.

A tone of equality; a message of peace
Chandigarh, September 1
Issues of communal harmony and equality came into focus at the Pracheen Kala Kendra in Sector 35 here, which was the venue of Dr Gurdial Singh Phul’s court play “Ye lahoo kis da hai.” From the first to the last dialogue of the play, which was set in history, the audience remained absorbed because the playwright was talking highly relevant issues, which have irked the human mind, irrespective of ages and social systems. Drawing from a small episode in the life of Guru Nanak Dev, Dr Gurdial reflected the power of good over evil.


‘Indians run risk of high mortality due to obesity’
Chandigarh, September 1
Despite morbid obesity, an underlying factor in many diseases like cardiovascular, diseases, diabetes and hypertension, becoming a cause of concern, especially amongst the adolescents, it has surprisingly attracted little medical or scientific interest in India.

‘70 pc Indian women have iron deficiency’
Chandigarh, September 1
The Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Prof N.K. Ganguly, today said keeping in mind the poor nutritional assessment and management of patients in India, dieticians should have the veto power to reschedule an operation, as it directly affected the healing and recovery process.


Vikas, Shikha bag titles
Chandigarh, September 1
Vikas Sharma of the AG, Punjab, and Shikha Sharma of the AG (Audit), Haryana, clinched the men and women’s singles titles, respectively, in the Chandigarh State Second Ranking Table Tennis Tournament organised by New Public School, Sector 18, at the Sector 23 TT Hall, Chandigarh.

Enriching experience for city lad
Chandigarh, September 1
Rich with his maiden international exposure in soccer, the local lad Bikramjeet Singh , the baby of the Indian schools football team, is back after taking part in the Asian Schools Soccer Meet that concluded in Singapore a few days ago.


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