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Dengue fear grips Mani Majra
Entire area to undergo serological test
Chandigarh, October 8
With five fresh cases of suspected dengue fever being reported today, the total tally has gone up to seven. Fear has gripped the residents of Mani Majra, where 65 cases of fever have been treated at the Civil Hospital so far.

Jacob counts Admn’s initiatives
Chandigarh, October 8
The UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob, (retd), today underlined the need for strengthening the infrastructure of the city to meet the increasing demands of population.

City police’s vehicle claims life
Bitu SharmaChandigarh, October 8
17-year-old Bitu Sharma, who was allegedly hit by a Chandigarh police’s Tata-407 on October 6, succumbed to injuries last evening at the PGI. Family members of the victim allege that no senior police official bothered to visit them.



2 killed, 3 hurt in car-truck collision
Panchkula, October 8
Two youths were killed on the spot, while their three companions sustained injuries in a head-on collision between a car and a truck near Saket Hospital on the Ambala-Kalka highway, near here today.

Even choe not spared by encroachers
Houses coming up in a pond created by blocking the natural flow of a choe in Kishangarh. Chandigarh, October 8
A natural choe passing through farms in Kishangarh agricultural land has been encroached upon creating a virtual pond in the Shastri Nagar area. The housing activity in the area is in violation of the Periphery Control Act.

Houses coming up in a pond created by blocking the natural flow of a choe in Kishangarh. — A Tribune photograph

Cut power rates: council
Chandigarh, October 8
The Administrator’s Advisory Council meeting today reverberated with demands from members of the committee, even as some issues bordered on political lines.

Body found
Chandigarh, October 8
A decomposed body of a man, aged around 35 to 40 years was found in bushes near Phulwari nursery in Mani Majra here this evening. The police is yet to establish the identity of the man.


Tibetans released from Burail Jail
Chandigarh, October 8
Twelve Tibetan students, who were arrested by the police on October 4, were released from the Burail Jail this evening. They were arrested for raising ‘anti-China’ slogans on the visit of the Chinese Ambassador to India in Chandigarh.

BJP to broaden rural base 
Chandigarh, October 8
The local BJP president Yashpal Mahajan today constituted the city party unit bearing a stamp of the unchallenged authority of former MP Satyapal Jain and completing the marginalisation of his ‘’detractors.”

IAF celebrates 70th anniversary
Chandigarh, October 8
The 70th anniversary of the Indian Air Force was celebrated by Air Force units located in and around Chandigarh today. All personnel of Air Force Station, Chandigarh, 12 Wing, No 3 Base Repair Depot, Air Force Station, High Grounds and Mullanpur were administered an oath by their commanders.

Recruitment rally
Chandigarh, October 8
A rally for recruiting soldiers (general duty) and clerk (general duty) in the Bombay Sapper Group of the Corps of Engineers under arrangements of 119 Assault Engineer Regiment will be organised at Chandimandir, near here, from November 14 to 24.

Cook with love is the motto here
CHANDIGARH: It’s festival season once again. Time for which most of us eagerly wait throughout the year. When we can let go... whether it be festivities related to song, dance, marriage, shopping, Dasehra, Divali, Guru Nanak’s birth anniversary, Christmas, culminating into the New Year... when general all-round happiness pervades the atmosphere ... all apparent in varied ways... topped with special food... beginning with the Navratras... that time when, those who believe, follow the tradition & culture of shunning grain (anaj) and cereal (pulses) during the week prior to Dasehra.

Repair to affect water supply
Chandigarh, October 8
Water supply to the city is likely to remain affected tomorrow evening and the next morning due to a major repair on the 20 MGD Kajauli mainline.

City’s Simla connections
his has reference to the write-up “Nostalgia” by Harbans Singh Chopra (Chandigarh Tribune, Sept 8), which seeks to bring out sentimental yearnings for ‘Chandigarh’s Simla connections’’. Nevertheless, the above write-up is full of factual and glaring inaccuracies.

  • Bad to worse
  • Secular curriculum
  • CTU’s tall promises

Glitz & glamour
Ravishing sharara...
he reaches for the stars and wraps them around. As they twinkle at the horizon of her sharara in synthetic moonlight thrown by a high-wattage bulb, Tamana smiles at the heavenly beauty peeping from within a life-size mirror in her bedroom.

Venus Speaks
Nature cure is the best
he is not a model, but her ivory complexion is just like that of one. Ask her the secret of her beauty and the post graduation student covers her misty eyes with her fair hands.

Chillout Zone
Heaven on campus
nce it was Panjab University’s Student Center, today it is the English department Canteen. If you do not believe it, just leave behind your semi-limousine and walk down to the rear of the department, cautiously. The sight will simply dazzle you.

Tip top
Wearing right, looking bright
ll you damsels worried about wedding night make-up, do not scratch your pretty little heads with anxious fingers. City-based professionals are here to tell you the art of avoiding that washed out appearance without looking like an over made-up dame.



Abducted girl recovered, one arrested
Panchkula, October 8
The police has arrested a Rallei village resident for abducting a girl of the same village. The abducted girl was also recovered from his house.


New team of CITU office-bearers
Chandigarh, October 8
Mr Mohmmed Shahnaz Gorzi and Mr V. D. Aery have been elected president and general secretary, respectively, of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) inviting questions to its legality by its rival faction led by Balbir Singh.

CM allays fears of PCL employees
SAS Nagar, October 8
The Punjab Chief Minister has given an assurance that the interests of employees of Punjab Communications Limited (Puncom) will be taken care of in every respect, the process of disinvestment will be transparent and the union will participate in the whole process.

Meeting on fake currency notes
Chandigarh, October 8
In view of the increasing number of cases about the detection of fake currency notes in the city, Punjab National Bank (PNB) has taken the initiative to create awareness among the public.


SOPU’s charter of demands
Chandigarh, October 8
The Students Organisation of Panjab University submitted a memorandum of demands to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof K.N. Pathak, at his office in Panjab University, here today.

A student receives prize from the Chief Wildlife Warden, Chandigarh, Mr Ishwar Singh, at Leisure Valley on Tuesday.Role of wildlife highlighted
Chandigarh, October 8
It was a grand day for scouts and guides of the city to interact with Mr Ishwar Singh, Chief Wildlife Warden, Chandigarh, at the concluding function of the state-level ‘Wildlife Week-2002’.

A student receives prize from the Chief Wildlife Warden, Chandigarh, Mr Ishwar Singh, at Leisure Valley on Tuesday.


‘Give safeguards in NDPS cases’
Chandigarh, October 8
For providing safeguards against possible implication in cases registered under the NDPS Act, Mr Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today ruled that capturing the scene of recovery with the help of an electronic gadget, like a digital or a video camera, may help the prosecution.

Justice Roy may take over as CJ
Chandigarh, October 8
Mr Justice Binod Kumar Roy, sitting Judge of the Allahabad High Court, is likely to take over as the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Mr Justice G.S. Singhvi is currently acting as the Chief Justice after the post fell vacant following the retirement of Justice Arun B. Saharya after attaining the age of superannuation.

SI’s bail plea dismissed
Chandigarh, October 8
A local court today dismissed the bail plea moved by a Sub-Inspector with the UT police, Janak Raj, in a corruption case. The bail plea moved by the SI was dismissed by the UT Additional and Sessions Judge, Mr Balbir Singh.



Shubha’s ragas a feast for ears
Chandigarh, October 8
Shubha Mudgal In music you can’t help thinking with the heart and feeling with the brain. Especially so when flowing from the other side of a delightful setting are melodies from none other than Shubha Mudgal, an exponent of North Indian classical music, who has surprised the world with her versatility.

Shubha Mudgal performs at the concluding day of The Tribune-sponsored Festival of Classical Music at Nehru Bhavan, Sector 24, Chandigarh, on Tuesday night. — Photo Pankaj Sharma

Dramatisations of life
Chandigarh, October 8
Continuing its tradition of presenting dramatisation of short stories under the title of Rasbharian, Sandli Pairan Kala Kender yesterday hosted another theatre show at Tagore Theatre.

Theatre artistes blend tales to showcase woman’s travails 
Chandigarh, October 8
Merging a script essentially Indian in tone with another one that has strong Western influences is not an easy job, especially when the merger is aimed at creating a project for theatre.Artist Namita Adhikari gives finishing touches to the idols of Goddess Durga

Preparations on for Durga Puja
Chandigarh, October 8
Nostalgia is the buzz word at Banga Bhavan these days. The bhavan in Sector 35, which exists in oblivion for almost the year round, has suddenly sprung into life with about 1,000 Bengali families of the city under the umbrella of the Bangiya Sanskritik Sammilini (BSS), getting ready to celebrate Durga puja, one of the major festivals in West Bengal.

Artist Namita Adhikari gives finishing touches to the idols of Goddess Durga in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Photo Manoj Mahajan

Plays presented
Chandigarh, October 8
Pracheen Kala Kendra’s theatre department presented two plays “Planning” and “Naya Janam” at its M. L. Koser Theatre Auditorium in Sector 35 here today.


156 donate blood
Chandigarh, October 8
As many as 156 persons donated blood at the 23rd camp organised by the Baba Sheikh Farid Blood Donors Council at Ravidas Bhavan, Phase VII, SAS Nagar, today.



Special Olympics torch arriving tomorrow
Chandigarh, October 8
“Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” This oath of Special Olympics sums up the idea behind the sports movement for the mentally challenged. As a part of the National Games 2002 for mentally challenged individuals, the torch will arrive in Chandigarh on October 10.

Puneet Rana powers to two records
Chandigarh, October 8
Puneet Rana of Punjab Engineering College, powered his way to three titles while cratering two new meet records on the second day of the Panjab University Inter-College Swimming and Waterpolo Championship here today.

City to host national carrom meet
Chandigarh, October 8
City will add another chapter in the history of carrom, when it will organise 31st Junior National and Inter-State Carrom Championship at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, from October 14 to 19.

  • Cricket meet

  • STC-18 win title


No bidders for fair sites
Chandigarh, October 8
Hope of Divali fairs being held in the Circus Ground in Sector 17 and the Nehru Park in Sector 22 were dimmed today when no bidder agreed to participate in the bidding of the two grounds due to a very high reserve price.

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