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PU planning golden chance for defaulting students
No results because of no fee 
Chandigarh, October 20
Panjab University is considering to give a golden chance to students whose results have not been declared till date because of non-payment of fee. Recommendations of a committee read: “Candidates who have appeared in the various university examinations upto 1999 but not paid their fee (including late fee) may be given a last chance to clear their dues within three months from the date of issue of the notice in the press.”

Independent wins MC poll
SAS Nagar, October 20
Mr Yograj, an Independent candidate, was declared elected from municipal ward number 14 here today in a closely contested byelection.

Models sashay down the ramp, portraying the latest in designs of garments A routine affair in glamour

Models sashay down the ramp, portraying the latest in designs of garments at Regalia fashion show on the CGA grounds in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph



Faith healers still first choice
Chandigarh, October 20
With their faith and belief still deeply embedded in religion, a majority of the people in the Himalayan region still continue to seek refuge in faith healers and witchcraft for treatment of mental problems, as psychiatrists too feel that educating and involving these traditional healers would help in tackling the problem.As many citizens, as many leaders. — Illustration by Sandeep Joshi

As many citizens, as many leaders
SAS Nagar, October 20
Punjab for ages has known to suffer from what is now being termed as the ‘‘Choudhry’’ complex where everyone wants to be the leader and not the follower. This township is no different. While two phases having two resident welfare associations (RWA) each, one phase has four different associations to represent its residents, all of these have the complete set of eight office-bearers, some self-styled, others proud of their recognition by the Citizen’s Welfare Council and all of them projecting themselves as the ‘‘real’’ representatives of the residents.

‘Buildup cost dearly, served no purpose’
Chandigarh, October 20
Even as Indian Army troops may be headed back from the 10-month assignment from the Pakistan border, the opinion among retired soldiers is: Be cautious while indulging in such a heavy deployment on the borders for the next time. It costs a lot of money.

PU youth fest from tomorrow
Chandigarh, October 20
The Panjab University zone A youth festival is all set to take off on October 22 at the Government Home Science College, Sector 10, with six girls’ colleges participating in the three-day fest.

Some people may call Major (Dr) Gulshan Sharma (retd.), Director, Institute of Tourism & Future Management Trends, as a cynical person, as he always talks about the potential of Chandigarh as one of the major centres of tourism in India. But he claims that his vision is to do everything to put the city on the international tourism map.
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Nirankari sant samagam
Chandigarh, October 20
When fundamentalism, communalism and terrorism are taking new dimensions, spreading dejection and frustration all over the globe, the saints have an added role to play to retrieve the situation to normalcy.

Footpath workers to protest today
Chandigarh, October 20
The Footpath Workers’ Rozgar Bachao Samiti here today gave a call to march to Administrator’s official residence tomorrow to protest their removal from Dakshin Marg.

Probe sought
Chandigarh, October 20
The local chapter of Dr Ambedkar Study Circle has demanded a CBI probe into the massacre of Dalits in Dulina village of Jhajhar district in Haryana on October 16.

Sant’s devotees throng Panchkula
Panchkula, October 20
Over one lakh devotees from different parts of Punjab and Haryana converged on Sector 5 grounds, opposite Haryana Marketing Board office, to listen to the discourse of Sant Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh of Dera Sacha Sauda, Sirsa.

Panchkula to have girls’ college
Panchkula, October 20
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, has announced that a girls’ college will be set up here. He also announced grant of Rs 1 lakh each for all wards of Kalka and Pinjore municipalities for development work.

Body found near Sukhna
Chandigarh, October 20
Mystery shrouds death of Des Raj (25), a resident of Naya Gaon, whose body was found in the bushes near regulator end of the Sukhna Lake this afternoon. However, there were no injury marks on the body.




Husband, 2 others booked
Lalru, October 20
Three residents, including a husband and a brother-in-law, of Antala village near here were booked by the police for beating a woman, here today.


Seminar on standards in industry
Chandigarh, October 20
Standards and tests go hand in hand and are key to the development of global market. Standards give specialisations or requirements for products, services, systems, processes and materials.

Yuvraj joins Hero Honda’s ‘Team Ambition’
Chandigarh, October 20
Local lad Yuvraj Singh has been appointed as the brand ambassador by Hero Honda along with three other of India’s leading future prospects in cricket: Virender Sehwag, Mohammad Kaif and Zaheer Khan.

Bonanza opens today
The Market Welfare Association, Sector 22-D, has offered three Maruti cars as prizes for those who buy Rs 500 worth of non-jewellery items and Rs 2000 of jewellery items.

Britannia launches paneer
Chandigarh, October 20
Britannia New Zealand Foods will sell paneer in Chandigarh under the Britannia Milkman brand name. The paneer is available in 200 gm packs and priced at Rs 20. Under refrigeration, the paneer remains fresh for three days.

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Ms Angela Todd of the University of Sheffield (UK) addresses students at a special workshop in Yadavindra Public SchoolUK varsity scouting for writing talent
SAS Nagar, October 20
The University of Sheffield (UK) launched a nationwide writing competition for Class XII students at a special workshop in Yadavindra Public School here today.

Ms Angela Todd of the University of Sheffield (UK) addresses students at a special workshop in Yadavindra Public School, SAS Nagar, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Satluj fete concludes
Panchkula, October 20
It was a riot of colour and fun on the last day of the school fete of Satluj Public School, here today.

Nursery rhyme competition
Chandigarh, October 20
A nursery rhyme competition was held at the State Institute of Education, Sector 32, here today. The competition elicited tremendous response with as many as 40 teams participating.

Nurturing nature on canvas
Prof Prem SinghChandigarh, October 20
In the art circle of North India, Prof Prem Singh is a name to reckon with. Best known for his magnificent spell as Principal, Government College of Art, Chandigarh, Prof Prem Singh has been bringing laurels to the city on endless occasions with his creative talent. The latest is his nature series which has been selected by the Delhi Art Forum to be displayed at its gallery in New Delhi from November 1.

KB DAV Centenary Public School, Sector-7, Chandigarh.HAMARA SCHOOL 
Blending the best of the East and West 
referring to call itself an “equal opportunity school”, Kailash Bahl DAV Centenary Public School, Sector 7, affiliated to the CBSE, believes in not only producing students who get high scores, but also producing personalities with an attitude.

KB DAV Centenary Public School, Sector-7, Chandigarh. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan


Woman’s murder: police remand for father-in-law 
Chandigarh, October 20
Nirmal Singh, a man who was arrested yesterday on the charge of killing his daughter-in-law, Baldev Kaur, was sent to the police custody here today. The police also rounded up Baldev’s husband, Gurmeet Singh, and his mother, but released them after interrogation.



Amarjeet Singh LabanaBudding tabla talent
Chandigarh, October 20
Amarjeet Singh Labana refuses to be swayed by anything but the beats of tabla. He may be just twelve years old but his grasp over the instrument is going to take him places, if his solo tabla show for Zee Alpha Punjabi ‘Asi ha Kamal De’ is anything to go by.

Amarjeet Singh Labana

A Greek theatre group will perform in Chandigarh from October 24 to November 6.Greek Theatre fest from Oct 24
Chandigarh, October 20
The Chandigarh Institute of Performing Arts (CIPA), International Theatre Institute and International Dance Council, UNESCO, is organising a festival of Greek Theatre at Chandigarh and Panchkula from October 24 to November 6, 2002, under its ‘Global theatre movement programme’.

A Greek theatre group will perform in Chandigarh from October 24 to November 6.
Smriti Malhotra

Old-world charm surrounds her ‘pious’ presence
Chandigarh, October 20
You just can’t miss the old world charm that surrounds her presence. And no matter how contemporarily she dresses herself up, Smriti Malhotra can hardly look different from Tulsi...the woman of substance she plays in the Star television mega soap ‘Kyonki saas bhi kabhie bahu thi’.

Sarasvani recital organised
Chandigarh, October 20
The Department of Public Relations and Cultural Affairs, Chandigarh Administration, today organised Sarasvani recital, based on morning ragas, at Shantikunj Garden, Sector 16, here.


Six fresh cases of dengue
Chandigarh, October 20
Six fresh cases of suspected dengue fever were admitted to the General Hospital and Mani Majra Hospital today , as the UT health authorities continued screening of fever patients coming to the city hospitals.

Psychiatrists see telemedicine as solution
Chandigarh, October 20
It may still seem to be a faraway dream for India, but psychiatrists feel that the use of telemedicine's in providing mental health care to people, especially in the Himalayan region, could be the solution to the problem.

Dr G.S. Kochhar, president, Rotary Shivalik, Chandigarh, shows the medicines on display to the Governor200 examined at Rotary camp
Chandigarh, October 20
Rotary Shivalik Chandigarh in association with Sector 21 Citizen Association, held a blood donation-cum-free multi-specialty camp at Dev Samaj Senior Secondary School, Sector 21-C, here today.

Dr G.S. Kochhar, president, Rotary Shivalik, Chandigarh, shows the medicines on display to the Governor, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), at a blood donation camp in Sector 21, Chandigarh, on Sunday.
— A Tribune photograph

Dr Chugh to attend Muscat conference
Chandigarh, October 20
Dr K.S. Chugh, Emeritus Professor of Nephrology, PGI, has been invited by the Middle East Society of Organ Transplantation, to deliver a lecture on "Tuberculosis amongst Organ Transplant recipients" at Muscat on October, 21.

Health Dept’s directive to shopkeepers
Chandigarh, October 20
In view of the festival season, the UT Health department has directed all shopkeepers, making and selling sweets, to adhere to the prescribed norms under the Prevention of Food Adulteration (PFA) Act.



Goalkeeper of the Dev Samaj College of Women, Sector 45, fails to save a goal MCM DAV-36, PU campus girls surge ahead
Chandigarh, October 20
MCM DAV College, Sector 36, girls and Panjab University Campus surged ahead on the third day of the ongoing Chandigarh Senior Women Football Championship for Deepak Kapania Memorial Trophy played here on the Panjab University campus grounds. The PU Campus defeated Deepak Kapania Club by a solitary goal.

Goalkeeper of the Dev Samaj College of Women, Sector 45, fails to save a goal by the girls from MCM DAV College, Sector 36, in the IVth Chandigarh Women Football Championship-2002 at the PU ground in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

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SP Singh wins pitch and putt contest
Chandigarh, October 20
SP Singh won the Pitch and Putt Competition organised by the Chandigarh Golf Association at the Golf Range here today.

Shooting ball meet
Chandigarh, October 19
A two-day shooting ball tournament is being organised by the Capital Shooting Ball Club, Sector 14, in the memory of G.L. Ahuja, former Assistant Registrar, Panjab University, from October 26.


Implementation of SC order sought
Chandigarh, October 20
The Federation of UT Employees and Workers, Chandigarh, has urged the Administration to implement the order passed by the Supreme Court regarding the payment of wages to the field staff for working on Saturday. The court had reportedly passed the order on March 15, 2002, in case of technical employees of the Punjab State Electricity Board.Top

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