Wednesday, October 23, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


Top stories | Community | Crime | Business | Education
Courts | Culture | Health | Sports


4 kids hurt as school bus runs off road
Chandigarh, October 22
Four students of Guru Nanak Public School of Sector 36 received minor injuries early today and were, later, discharged from Government Hospital of Sector 16 after being administered first-aid. All this happened following an accident involving their school bus in Sector 35 here today.

MCM DAV rule the day
Chandigarh, October 22
Religious notes of shabads and bhajans marked the beginning of the Panjab University Zone-A Youth Festival organised by the Government Home Science College, Sector 10, here today.

Participants give final touches to a rangoli Participants give final touches to a rangoli at the PU Zone-A Youth Festival that began at Government Home Science College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.
— Photo Manoj Mahajan


Labourers and Fire Brigade personnel rescue Chhote Lal, who was buried alive while laying a water pipe line in Sector 52Daily wager dies after being buried
Chandigarh, October 22
A 17-year-old daily wager migrant labour, Chhote Lal, died after tonnes of soil fell over the 13-feet deep pit in which he was laying sewer pipe line in Sector 52 this morning. He was taken out alive from the pit but he could not survive.

FUTILE EFFORTS: Labourers and Fire Brigade personnel rescue Chhote Lal, who was buried alive while laying a water pipe line in Sector 52 on Tuesday morning. He later died on way to the PGI. — Photo Manoj Mahajan

Screening plants polluting Ghaggar
Bir Ghaggar (Panchkula), October 22
A number of screening plants have come up on the banks of the Ghaggar here and the neighbouring village of Burj — thus releasing effluents into the river.

How life won and drugs lost
Chandigarh, October 22
“After being into drugs for 15 years, I can well understand the pain and the suffering of an addict and the agony of his or her family,” says Vikas. Today, he is not only a transformed person, but also a saviour to many others who are hooked on to dope.



Cong moves court against VHP
Chandigarh, October 22
The deputy spokesman of the Haryana Congress, Mr Viresh Shandilya, has moved an Ambala court against the general secretary of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Mr Praveen Togadia, for making objectionable comments against the AICC President, Mrs Sonia Gandhi.

Sec-22 residents face water shortage
Chandigarh, October 22
Sector 22 residents today had to face low supply of water with the Municipal Corporation disconnecting tubewell supply for flushing the entire network of lines.

A carnival of golf and festivities
Chandigarh, October 22
Be it the breathtaking splendour of nature, or the extremely challenging golf tournament which provided ample opportunity for the professionals and amateurs to show case their excellence in the game, ForestHill Golf and Country Club remained the cynosure of all the eyes for the last one week.Illustration by Sandeep Joshi

Maintenance booths for whom?
he Chandigarh Administration has established maintenance booths in the city for proper upkeep of government houses. But these booths are not functioning properly. The seepage in the walls, leaking roofs, broken doors and windows, cracks in boundary walls are all because of the use of substandard construction material. This is particularly sad because the authorities introduced maintenance booths with much fanfare.

  • Unmitigated suffering
  • Vehicle insurance



Two killed, one hurt in road mishaps
SAS Nagar, October 22
Following two separate incidents, the SAS Nagar police today registered cases against drivers of vehicles for having caused death due to negligent driving.

6 hurt as bus, truck collide
Kharar, October 22
Six persons were seriously injured while others had a narrow escape when a private bus and a truck collided near Santemajra village on the Kharar-Banur Road today.


Romi Dev exhibits an exquisite range of decorative and utility productsRomi brings exquisite gifts for all
Chandigarh, October 22
Right from crystal flowers, huge ‘diyas’ to exotically wrapped gifts — all is set at the exhibition venue of Hotel Kapil to brighten up your divali like never before. And what is more, each product comes with a celebrity tag attached with it, as they have been handpicked and displayed by Romi Kapil Dev herself.

Romi Dev exhibits an exquisite range of decorative and utility products in Hotel Kapil in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph


Flowers on her comely hands
andful of chuckling green flowers bring a smile on Zaira’s fair visage. Admiring the blooming calendulas neatly drawn on her translucent palms and lucid arms, she thanks the henna artist with all her heart before asking the chauffeur to drive her down into a world of endless wait.

Bang with bangles
ll you damsels taking home star-studded shraras and glittery suits for donning on Karva Chauth, do not forget to slip on nice bangles. If you haven’t purchased them so far, listen to what make-up artists have to say.Fishing love at lake

Fishing love at lake
he whisper of refreshing afternoon breeze softly caressing the glistering leaves after kissing the cool waters of Sukhana Lake is ruthlessly drowned under naughty laughter’s rowdy din as a college students’ gang, reposing on the pavement, make goo-goo eyes at the damsels sitting next to them.

Looks inherited
ome go to the drugstore and buy that alluring complexion. Others are born with it. Chandigarh-born Delhi-based ramp model-cum-TV anchor Jasmine believes she has inherited those charming looks from her mother. “That’s the precise reason why I do not have to take care of my appearance at all,” she asserts, fluttering her eyelids incessantly. “You see. I am lucky that way. Don't you agree?"


Extended deadline for RL cases at PU
Chandigarh, October 22
Examination forms will be accepted by Panjab University till a week before the annual examination. The facility for the extended date applies only for students whose results were declared late due to various reasons. This extends to both the undergraduate as well as postgraduate courses.

Students of Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, Chandigarh, are all prepared for the school’s annual function. SPS-41 celebrates annual day
Chandigarh, October 22
A cultural programme marked the annual function of the Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, here today. Children from all classes participated in the programme, putting their best foot forward as parents and teachers applauded their efforts.

Students of Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, Chandigarh, are all prepared for the school’s annual function. — A Tribune photograph

Sri Aurobindo lecture series begins
Chandigarh, October 22
Most of the philosophy departments in the country tend to confine their teaching to speculative theoretical systems or a critical analysis of received systems of thoughts. The area needs to be expanded.

Essay contest winners awarded prizes
Chandigarh, October 22
Successful participants from Chandigarh, who took part in an essay contest held by Avantika — a Delhi based organisation dedicated to art and culture, were given prizes during a function at Bhaskhar Rao Indoor Auditorium of Pracheen Kala Kendra in Sector 35 here today.


Proceeding stayed in Rupan Bajaj case
Chandigarh, October 22
Issuing notice of motion for November 20 on a petition filed by IAS officer Rupan Deol Bajaj seeking the transfer of a defamation case from the Court of Sirsa’s Chief Judicial Magistrate, Ms Justice Kiran Anand Lall of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today stayed further proceedings before the trial Court.

  • Arrest stayed
  • Three-day notice
  • No change in order

Babla, 6 others bailed out
Chandigarh, October 22
Chandigarh Vikas Manch general secretary Devinder Singh Babla and six traders, booked for an alleged robbery on the complaint of the Enforcement Department after a tussle between traders and officials, were released this evening on bail from the Burail jail.

HC directive to IG
Chandigarh, October 22
In less than three years after a 19-year-old student died at a city hospital, Mr Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed UT IG to investigate.



One of the phulkaris which will be showcased in the phulkari show opening at Government Museum, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.Jacob to inaugurate grand phulkari show today
Chandigarh, October 22
As 50 exquisite phulkaris have been mounted on the well-lit up walls of Government Museum in Sector 10, preparations for the grand phulkari show are nearly over.

One of the phulkaris which will be showcased in the phulkari show opening at Government Museum, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph


6 fresh dengue cases
Chandigarh, October 22
Six fresh cases of suspected dengue fever were admitted to the General Hospital and the Mani Majra Civil Hospital, today.

Ortho dept inaugurated at Sohana hospital
SAS Nagar, October 22
A new state-of-the art orthopaedic department (Ortho-Nova Advance Institute of Trauma and Orthopaedics) was inaugurated by Ms Seema Jain, Deputy Commissioner, Ropar, in the Kanhaya block of Sri Guru Harkrishan Sahib Hospital at Sohana, near here, today.



Demango, Surinder fastest
Chandigarh, October 22
Demango of SAI, STC, Sector 18, among girls section and Surinder of Government High School, Karsan, secured first place in the 100 metres in the Chandigarh State Athletic Championship which began here today at Sports Complex, Sector 46.

  • SPS-44 win

  • MCM girls retain title

  • Cricket meet

  • Selection trials

  • Maa Saraswati Club win

70-year-old ‘young’ athlete
Chandigarh, October 22
Rachhpal Singh Batth, at 70, is still going strong. This was evident from the fact that this ‘young’ athlete, a native of Rurki khas village in Hoshiarpur district, took part in the London Marathon race held on April 14 this year where 32,889 marathon runners from entire world participated.

Dr Chadha’s tips to Army personnel
Chandigarh, October 22
Dr Ravinder Chadha, former physio-therapist of the Indian cricket team, who delivered a lecture on ‘Fitness for the defence personnel’ about a month back, is these days giving a training stint to the instructor looking after the gym in Chandi Mandir.Top

Home | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Editorial |
Business | Sport | World | Mailbag | In Spotlight | Chandigarh Tribune | Ludhiana Tribune
50 years of Independence | Tercentenary Celebrations |
122 Years of Trust | Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |