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Goa air mishap claims city pilot
Chandigarh, October 1
A story never ends. Everyone thought Flying Officer Ajay Saini’s death in a mishap was the last tragedy the Saini family would encounter for years to come. But fact is stranger than fiction. Less than three years after Flying Officer Saini died, his elder brother Lt-Commander Rajesh Saini, too, was killed in naval planes’ collision at Goa this morning.

Family of Lt-Cdr Rajesh Saini shattered; younger brother, too, was killed 3 yrs ago
Lt-Commander Rajesh Saini Warrant Officer G.S. Saini (retd) and Ms Neelam Saini, whose son Lt-Commander Rajesh Saini, died in a mid-air collision between two planes near Panaji, Goa, at their Sector 35 residence on Tuesday in Chandigarh.
Lt-Commander Rajesh Saini; and (right) Warrant Officer G.S. Saini (retd) and Ms Neelam Saini, whose son Lt-Commander Rajesh Saini, died in a mid-air collision between two planes near Panaji, Goa, at their Sector 35 residence on Tuesday in Chandigarh.
— Tribune photo Parvesh Chauhan




Foreign nationals’ goods stolen from city hotel
Chandigarh, October 1
Three foreign nationals, who were in the city in connection with a Punjab Government project on food processing, today had a taste of hospitality in Hotel Mountview, a CITCO-run venture in Sector 10 here.

‘Abandoned’ infant girl dies, other twin battles for life
Chandigarh, October 1
Was it abject poverty or the burden of bringing up two girls that prompted Babita and her husband, residents of Jalauli village near Barwala in Panchkula district to abandon their one-day-old female twins, struggling for life at the Emergency of the Advanced Paediatric Centre, PGI?

UGC increments for varsity, college teachers
Chandigarh, October 1
The Union Government through the University Grants Commission has granted additional increments to university and college teachers across the country through a letter announcing “ benefit of two additional increments to those who did their PhD during service prior to January 1, 1996”.

Protest site may be shifted: Admn
Chandigarh, October 1
Blocked roads, protesters marching down to the Matka Chowk and political rallies with slogan-raising leaders may soon be a scene of the past. Appearing before a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, counsel for the Chandigarh Administration today stated that effective steps for shifting the protest venue would be taken soon after the conclusion of the farmers’ agitation.

City students’ murals to adorn Delhi Metro station
Chandigarh, October 1
The prestigious Delhi Metro Rail- link beautification project bagged by the Government College of Arts here finally took shape with the finalisation of two 50 ft X 20 ft murals which will be shipped to Seelampur station for installation.

Students of the Government College of Arts work on a mural for the Delhi Metro Rail project on the college campus in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Photo Pankaj Sharma 

Students of the Government College of Arts work at a mural for the Delhi Metro Rail project on the college campus

SI arrested for taking bribe
Chandigarh, October 1
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today caught red-handed a Sub Inspector of Chandigarh Traffic Police while accepting a bribe of Rs 1200 for extending a favour in case of a challan issued by the police. The SI, Janak Raj Sharma, was caught in the Sector 9 market while accepting the bribe.

10 pc reservation for senior citizens in housing schemes
Chandigarh, October 1
The grand finale of the month-long celebrations of the Senior Citizens’ Day organised by the Chandigarh Senior Citizens’ Association was made sprightly by the Punjab Governor and Administrator, Union Territory, Chandigarh, Lieut Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd.) by announcing 10 per cent reservation for senior citizens in all future housing schemes of the Chandigarh Housing Board pertaining to lower income group (LIG) and economically weaker section (EWS).


Giving gift of love to elders
Chandigarh, October 1
Gaiety and fervour marked the Elders’ Day celebration at the Old Age Home, Sector 15, here today, where students of the Social Welfare Club of Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, entertained the inmates.

100 YC activists court arrest
Chandigarh, October 1
More than a 100 youth Congress workers from Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh led by the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) Chief Randeep Surjewala here today courted arrest to protest the ‘’betrayal of farmers by the Central Government by refusing to increase MSP, giving a Rs 20 bonus per quintal and imposing an additional burden of 7.5 per cent taxes.’’

War with Pak not on agenda: BJP leader
Chandigarh, October 1
The BJP national leader, Ms Maya Singh, here today indicated that war with Pakistan was not on party’s agenda. Addressing party workers before burning an effigy of the Pakistan President, Gen Parvez Musharraf, on the Sector 33-34 roundabout, Ms Singh, a former general secretary of the party, said: “The country had been fighting a war with Pakistan for the past 20 years.”

The new-look Ambassador
Ambassador, the restaurant of Hotel Sunbeam, Sector 22 (opposite the bus stand), has been spruced up to give it a new, well-lit look. Gone is the dark and dingy place. As oldtimers and regulars will recall, the dull brown shades of the spacious eatery have been metamorphosed into the bright and sunny combination of cream and maroon.

Indian Air Force Mahotsav-2002
Chandigarh, October 1
A week-long Indian Air Force Mahotsav-2002 will be kicked off tomorrow at 3 Base Repair Depot. The festival will conclude on the Air Force Day on October 8.

Policy on encroachments exists only on paper
HE encroachment policy of the Chandigarh Administration appears to be lopsided. Apparently, it exists only in files. Sometime back, fadiwalas were removed from the Sector 22 market, giving it a clean and better look. Surprisingly, however, the problem has erupted again as these displaced fadiwalas have shifted to the new rehri market in Sector 38 on government land.

  • Cable operators’ ways

  • Congress grass


76 gm of charas seized
Chandigarh, October 1
The police today claimed to have arrested Suresh Kumar, a resident of Sector 20, with 76 gram of charas. He was arrested from Chandigarh Central Club last evening. He has been booked under Section 20, NDPS.


‘Withdraw entry tax on paper’
SAS Nagar, October 1
The Mohali Industries Association has urged the Punjab Government to withdraw 4 per cent entry tax imposed on paper in the interest survival of the industry and the economy of the state.


Funky no more
EROXIDE blondes — brunettes with deep-dyed attitude — are painting the city mahogany brown, assertively. If you do not believe it, drive down to Sector 17, or any other shopping arcade in the city. Golden streaks, mischievously peeping out of dark tresses, dazzle you as pretty damsels gently pile up their hair in a bun, aware of the appreciating glances.

Getting ready for serious flirting
HANGRA music’s techno beats are drowned under excited shrieks as city guys in bicep-revealing t-shirts over swinging blue denims turn around to admire three damsels stepping out of a luxury car in front of Sector 10 DAV College for a quick bite.

Mobile can often be a handicap
HE had answered all the questions almost perfectly. Reposing before the cafeteria manager on a comfy sofa set in cream shirt teamed with formal trousers of matching hue, Radhu had told him everything she knew about the origin of coffee beans. Just when she was sure of getting the after-college job, the mobile rang. It was her mother asking about lunch. She replied and lost the opportunity.

Starry feet
HE reaches for the stars with her comely feet firm on the ground. That’s why, perhaps, she takes real good care of them. “Am very particular about the softness of my feet,” whispers model-cum-Panjab University student Karishma. “Am very particular about the softness of my feet,” whispers model-cum-Panjab University student Karishma. “So I immerse them in a basin of hot water after adding hydrogen-peroxide and shampoo to it. I then scrub and cream my feet before applying nail polish”. But what about her locks tumbling down her translucent shoulders? “Oh! My tresses dry up easily, so every weekend I oil my hair before wrapping up my head in warm wet towel for about 10 to 15 minutes,” she asserts.



Freshers welcomed amid fanfare
Chandigarh, October 1
Songs, dances, skits and a debate marked the talent search-cum-welcome party for freshers organised at the Raja Ram Mohan Roy Institute of Vocational Studies, Sector 27, here today.

Charkha, poetry contests held
Chandigarh, October 1
Charkha and poetry-writing contests were organised by the Charkha Club of Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, here today. The function was organised to revive the values and traditions propounded by Mahatma Gandhi on the eve of his birth anniversary.

Stress on improving nano-technology R&D
Chandigarh, October 1
As many as 200 scientists, researchers, engineers and policy makers here today recommended to India to concentrate on nanoelectronics which includes quantum devices, molecular devices based on polymers and biomolecules as DNA, self assembly phenomenon for synthesizing new materials and targeted drug delivery.


Last come, first go ruling in contract case
Chandigarh, October 1
“Last come, first go” is the principle to be observed while dispensing with the services of a JBT teacher appointed on contract basis, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has ruled in a significant judgement.

  • DSP told to check security threat

  • Pre-arrest bail for IAS officer

  • Produce photos in NDPS case

  • Notice to CBI in arms licence case

Travel agency told to pay relief
Chandigarh, October 1
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-II has directed Grand Travel Planners Private Limited (GTPPL), Sector-17 and British Airways, Indira Gandhi International Airport, Gurgaon Road, New Delhi, to pay a compensation of Rs 60, 000 to a city resident for deficiency in services.

Ex-minister gets bail
Panchkula, October 1
A former Haryana minister Mr Dharamvir Yadav, who had been declared a proclaimed offender in a corruption case, was today granted bail by Mr S. K. Kapoor, Additional Sessions Judge.

Bail plea of suspect in rape case dismissed
Chandigarh, October 1
The UT Additional and Sessions Judge, Mr Balbir Singh, today dismissed a bail plea moved by a suspect, Ram Lal, in the rape of Shimla-based girl. The suspect Ram Lal had stated in his plea that there was no allegation levelled against him by the victim.

Bail for accused in MLA murder case
Chandigarh, October 1
Nearly six years after Kharar’s former MLA Bachittar Singh succumbed to his injuries after being attacked on his return journey from a rally in Ludhiana, Justice R.L. Anand and Justice Viney Mittal of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today granted bail to Inderpreet Singh by suspending his sentence during the pendency of the appeal. He, along with other accused, was convicted by Chandigarh’s Additional District and Sessions Judge

  • Resolution challenged

  • Suspension stayed


Capturing nuances of opera

Chandigarh, October 1
There could not have been a better ending for the month-long Silver Jubilee celebrations of St. Anne’s School, Sector 32, with the presentation of a powerful musical “Fiddler on the Roof” on the school premises here today.

Students perform in opera “Fiddler on the Roof” at St Anne’s Convent School in Sector 32, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Students perform in opera "Fiddler on the Roof" at St Anne’s Convent School in Sector 32, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.

A colourful tribute to legendary artists
Chandigarh, October 1
Muninder Bajwa, an amateur artist, has come up with her first solo exhibition of paintings at IndusInd Art Gallery in Sector 8. But what makes it different from many other amateur artists is that she is brave enough to imitate the legendary artists like Jean honore Fragonard, Pierre Auguste Renoir Robert Hubert and many more in the same league.

Muninder Bajwa who displayed reproductions of Great Masters at an exhibition of paintings at IndusInd Art Gallery in Chandigarh on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Muninder Bajwa


Blood Resource Centre by year end
Chandigarh, October 1
On the occasion of the National Voluntary Blood Donation Day, the Blood Bank Society of Chandigarh honoured donors and announced the setting up of a Blood Resource Centre, jointly with the Rotary.


Sacred Heart girls bag badminton title
Chandigarh, October 1
Samridhi Mahajan and Astha of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Sector 26, clinched the under-17 badminton title in the UT Inter-School Badminton Tournament played at the Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23, hall today. They beat players of Carmel Convent School, Sector 9, by 2-1.
  • Table tennis meet

  • Basketball tourney

  • Players selected

  • Cricket meet

  • Mini-marathon

  • Yoga title

  • Sports meet


Jacob okays light and sound project
Chandigarh, October 1
The Punjab Governor and Administrator U T, Lieut Gen J.F.R Jacob (retd), today okayed the light and sound show project of the Indian Tourism and Development Corporation for the City Beautiful.

Lieut-Gen (retd) J.F.R. Jacob with senior citizens after honouring them at a function organised to observe Senior Citizens Day at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Lieut-Gen (retd) J.F.R. Jacob with senior citizens after honouring them at a function organised to observe Senior Citizens Day


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