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Shopkeepers on warpath over traffic curbs
Chandigarh, October 29
The golden jubilee shopping festivities in the Sector 22-D market came to a sudden halt for one-and-a-half hours till 7.30 pm with shopkeepers downing shutters in protest against the one-way traffic regulations that come into effect this evening.

Marwah to probe ‘irregularities’ 
Chandigarh, October 29
The Chandigarh Administration has appointed the Housing Board Chairman, Mr G.K. Marvah, as an inquiry officer to investigate into the alleged irregularities in the auction of SCO 178-179 in Sector 9.

Newcomers bank on ‘veterans’
Chandigarh, October 29
Relatively new in the arena of students politics, candidates in the forthcoming elections to the Panjab University Campus Students Council are relying a great deal on the “giants” of yesteryears to reach out to the electorate.

Student rallies at different venues in colleges and the university campus during campaign for the forthcoming elections to the Panjab University Campus Students’ Council in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photos: Parvesh Chauhan
Student rallies at different venues in colleges and the university campus during campaign for the forthcoming elections to the Panjab University Campus Students’ Council in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photos: Parvesh Chauhan



Jatin Grewal adds glamour to poll
Chandigarh, October 29
Taking a cue from national political parties, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarathi Parishad decided to add glamour to their election campaign by turning to a celebrity.

ABVP complaint against rival presidential candidates
Chandigarh, October 29
Elections to the Panjab University Campus Students Council took an interesting turn today with the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad filing a complaint against the presidential candidature of both the rival alliances of the university including the Panjab University Students Union-Haryana Students Association- Himachal Pradesh Students Union and the Students Organisation of Panjab University-Association of Panjab University Students.

Mohali octroi to be privatised
SAS Nagar, October 29
Even as the Municipal Council decided to privatise the work of octroi collection, municipal councillors belonging to the Opposition group staged a walkout, before the start of the general house meeting, here today in protest against the refusal of the president to take immediate action against an employee who had used objectionable language.

‘VIP’ sons arrested for rioting
Panchkula, October 29
A son of a former Congress MLA from Radaur and son of former Panchkula SDM have been booked by the police on charges of rioting, criminal trespassing and intimidation and damage to property.

Exploit solar energy potential
HE most common conventional forms of energy in India are thermal energy and hydroelectric power. These are exploited because these are considered to be the most economical. But these sources prove to be costlier the costs are accounted for.

  • Traffic alert


Women-related issues discussed
Chandigarh, October 29
Right from health care to decision making in social and political process, representatives of 16 voluntary organisations are getting insight into women-related issues during the 10-day awareness generation project organised by the Indian Council for Child Welfare at Bal Bhavan, Sector 23, here. It was inaugurated by Ms Kamlesh Gupta, honorary secretary of the council, yesterday.

Puran Singh’s goodies travel to city
Chandigarh, October 29
Visitors to the five-day Rural Summit at the CII, Sector 31, grounds had a feast of not only the artistic handicrafts of our rich cultural heritage preserved by through the generations but also of the typical cuisine of our region, the essence of which has been captured in the unique blend of herbs and spices by Puran Singh Ka Mashoor Vishal Dhaba of Ambala Cantonment.

Raghu Mukherjee — India’s answer to the world
Chandigarh, October 29
The best things in life often happen when they are the least expected. So when they happened to Mr India Raghu Mukherjee a day before in Delhi he naturally lost sight of the ground for a while. As the fifth Grasim Mr International, Raghu had all the reasons to soar high at least till the time the feeling of victory sunk deep into his skin.

Panchkula to get facelift
Panchkula, October 29
The newly appointed secretary of Indian National Lok Dal, Mr Amardeep Chaudhary has said he would take up the matter of beautification of the township with highest authorities in state.


Two satta ‘operators’ arrested
Panchkula October 29
The CIA staff led by Inspector Rajiv Deswal today arrested two Chandigarh- based satta operators/players from Sector 16. The accused-Vishal and Vijay Prakash — were arrested in the evening on charges of speculation. A sum of Rs. 11,000 was recovered from them.

Crackers confiscated
Chandigarh, October 29
The police confiscated fire-crackers valued at Rs 1 lakh from a Sector 26-based trader, Naveen Kumar, this evening. Naveen, who has been arrested, reportedly had licence to possess crackers up to 25 kg only but the crackers were heavier than allowed, said police sources. He was also not following the necessary fire safety norms prescribed for storing fire-crackers. He has been booked under the Explosives Act.


Chandigarh Fair — 2002 from Oct 31
Chandigarh, October 29
CII’s Chandigarh fair returns to the City Beautiful in a bigger and brighter avatar this year. Timed to cater to consumer sentiments in the festive season, the prestigious fair will be held at the Parade Grounds in Sector 17 from October 31 to November 3.

Scratch and win bonanza from Verka
SAS Nagar, October 29
The local Verka milk plant today launched the scratch and win festival bonanza which will be offered to the public from 15 milk booths spread over Chandigarh, Panchkula and SAS Nagar. The scheme, which was inaugurated by Dr Brij Mohan Mahajan, Managing Director, Milkfed, Punjab, will conclude on Divali day.

MIA group bid to ‘capture’ bhavan
SAS Nagar, October 29
The ongoing infighting in the Mohali Industries Association took a new turn when the newly formed group tried to take possession of the Association Bhavan in Phase VII, Industrial Area, here today. The police was called in and even the Tehsildar reached the bhavan to sort out the matter.


Photo by Pradeep TewariGLITZ & GLAMOUR
Fishy lehengas for Divali
OMETHING sure is fishy about the ravishing turquoise-blue lehenga neatly hanging under synthetic day light in a garment house, Dharkan realises. Tapering at the neck, extensive at the chest, narrow at the waist, almost straight till the knees, the attire opens suddenly into a wide foundation just like the form of a fish.

Choose gifts with care
ARDS can let your little secret out. If her mom does not know about your “friendship”, the neatly tucked away card, lying to be discovered in some remote corner of the closet, can lead to "unnecessary trouble". Avoid it. Buy gifts instead on Divali. Otherwise also, intellectuals says “action speaks louder than words”. But before you go to the arcade looking for one, listen to what our experts have to say about gift etiquettes.

Cut foot loose at Blues
EARING excitement breaks lose as exhilarated figures, illuminated by colourful intelligent lights, sway to the rhythmic beat of thumping music in city's night club — Blues. If heaven is a place on earth, here it is — that's the impression you get on bash evenings as damsels in glittering short tops embellished with stars over boot-cut trousers descend on the polished dance floor to twirl all around with guys in biceps revealing T-shirts.

Radhika Bajaj --- Photo by Manoj Mahajan
Dance li'l lady, dance
HE loves eating, but still is reed-thin. Ask her the secret of success in keeping off the excess and she blushes like a rose in May. "No, I don not go in for elaborate workouts," Femina Miss India finalist-cum-ramp model Radhika Bajaj asserts.


Colourful start to youth fest
Chandigarh, October 29
Teams from city colleges rendered soulful bhajans and shabads to mark the beginning of the Panjab University Zone B Youth Festival, organised by Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, here today. The programme began with the college shabad, “Ho tumri karo aas, prah more kab gale lagavenge”, while students from SD College presented bhajan “Charkha chale surt birhan ka”.

Enthusiasm adds zing to school function
Chandigarh, October 29
Vibrant hues combined with enthusiasm and skill, resulted in a series of enthralling performances which marked the first day of the annual function of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19 at Tagore Theatre this evening. As many as 400 students took part in the cultural programme.
Students of Govt Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, perform during the annual function of the school at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Tuesday
Students of Govt Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, perform during the annual function of the school at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Trophy for Mohali school
Chandigarh, October 29
The team from St Soldier International Convent School, phase VII, Mohali, won the trophy for the Pandit Nanak Chand Memorial Skit and Mono-acting Contest at the on-going All India inter-state, inter-school cultural competitions at the 33rd Annual Festival week at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, here today.

Students’ fight over namesakes
Chandigarh, October 29
Amidst excitement of elections and the hosting of the youth festival, SGGS College, Sector 26, is caught between the devil and the deep sea, unable to put either of the two major annual events on the backburner.


Bar Council poll
Chandigarh, October 29
The transfer of the local High court judges to other High Courts, construction of Law Bhavan, implementation of the Advocate Welfare fund act, corruption in judiciary and better working environment for the advocates, and the grant of minimum stipend of Rs 5,000 per month to junior advocates by the senior advocates, emerged as main issues for the forthcoming election of the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana.

6-month RI for selling adulterated curd
Chandigarh, October 29
A city resident, Harish Chander, was today sentenced to six months’ rigorous imprisonment and fined Rs 1000 by the UT Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr C.L. Mohal, for selling adulterated curd. As per the prosecution, a Food Inspector had inspected the premises of the accused and purchased 600 gm curd from him to take sample.

  • Police remand


Jaswinder Singh Bains (Jazzy B) Jazzy comes out with ‘Tera Roop’
HE crown prince of bhangra now brings you “Tera Roop”. Born in Punjab and raised in Canada, the ‘transatlantic superstar has introduced a fresh image to the world of traditional bhangra music. Since his debut album “Ghugian da Jora” in 1994, Jaswinder Singh Bains (Jazzy B) has become one of the most important names in Punjabi music world of modern times.

‘Pavas’ fetches Kukkal award
Chandigarh, October 29
Setting aside 100 competitors, Noida-based S.S. Kukkal bagged the Panth Rattan Dr Inderjit Memorial Award for his painting “Pavas” under the Bank of Punjab’s sixth annual art exhibition organised at Punjab Kala Bhavan.


PU eves excel in rowing meet
Chandigarh, October 29
Panjab University, Chandigarh, eves stole the limelight on the opening day of the All India Inter-Varsity Rowing championship for men and women here at Sukhna lake. Panjab University men finished first after the completion of the first round in coxless pairs, coxless fours, single scull-women, coxless fours (men), double scull (men), coxless pairs (women), double scull-women.
  • Volleyball meet

  • Triumph for St Stephen’s

  • Hockey title for Sanjay School

  • St John’s bag cricket title

  • Cricket meet

  • Badminton tourney


Printers cry foul over tender condition
Chandigarh, October 29
Nearly 40 printers having offset machine of the city are up in arms against the decision of the Department of Printing and Stationery, Punjab, to change terms and conditions of the tender called for printing electoral rolls this year. They have alleged that officials of the department have changed conditions only to benefit a section of printers that would, however, result in loss to the state exchequer worth about Rs 30 lakh.

Khanna is IT Chief Commissioner, NWR
Chandigarh, October 29
Mr Vijay Khanna, a 1967 batch officer of the Indian Revenue Service, today took over as Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, North Western Range Chandigarh. The Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, NWR is the cadre-controlling Chief Commissioner for the states of Jammu and Kashmir Punjab, Haryana, Himachal, Pradesh and Chandigarh.

Kiosk razed in Sec 7
Panchkula, October 29
The Enforcement Wing of HUDA today demolished a kiosk in Sector 7 Rehri market that had come up three months ago. The kiosk, belonging to a Congress leader, was reportedly demolished on instructions of Chief Administrator, HUDA.


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