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Cell-shocked in Burail jail
Phone, cash, weapon seized from accused in Beant case
Chandigarh, November 3
A serious breach of security in Model Burail Jail came to light here today after a mobile telephone, a battery charger, a sharp-edged weapon, a rope and Rs 44,000 were found in the barracks of three persons facing trial on the charge of assassinating a former Punjab Chief Minister, Beant Singh. The information is according to top officials of the UT Administration. The items were seized from the barracks housing Paramjit Singh, Jagtar Singh Tara and Jagtar Singh Hawara.

Festival shoppers choke traffic
Chandigarh, November 3
The city is out on roads today, not to participate in any rally, but to shop for Divali and visit fairs. The traffic police and parking-lot attendants are in a jam, literally. There were several freak accidents on the city roads today, but drivers were in no mood to fight or register cases against each other; so, they moved on.
Divali shoppers create traffic chaos on Chandigarh roads on Sunday. Divali shoppers create traffic chaos on Chandigarh roads on Sunday.
— Photo Pankaj Sharma

A boy chooses crackers on the eve of Divali, in Sector 22, Chandigarh, on Sunday.
A boy chooses crackers on the eve of Divali, in Sector 22, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Doctors ready for Divali emergencies
Chandigarh, November 3
The PGI and all other hospitals in the city are open on Divali to provide citizens with specialised services in cases of burns and cracker-burst injuries. Doctors have said that one should avoid self-medication in case of such emergencies and seek immediate medical help.

Panchkula cries for water, as Admn ducks issue
Panchkula, November 3
The township still has a long way to go before it can get its share of 18 cusecs of drinking water from the Chandigarh Administration under the Chandigarh Water Supply Augmentation Bhakra Main Line Kajauli Scheme.

PUDA loses Rs 15 cr to Amb Sahib body
SAS Nagar, November 3
In a battle that is best not fought, the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) stands to lose more than Rs 15 crore worth of prime commercial property to the local Parbandhak Committee of Gurdwara Amb Sahib, here.

Visitors to Chandigarh have long complained that finding directions in the city is as good as finding your way out of a maze. Now, 50 years after the city came up, the Chandigarh Administration has started installing road signs on all major roundabouts (chowks), indicating the roads.

 * Fifty years old
 * Special guests
 * Driving blues!
 * Beggars go Western!

 * Young admirers

 * Neutral position
 * Nottingham guests
 * Cosmetic allowance

 * Punjab and Haryana Day

 * Get-together



Divali greetings from Jacob
Chandigarh, November 3
The Administrator of the Union Territory of Chandigarh, Lieut-Gen. J.F.R. Jacob (retd), today expressed the hope that the Divali lights would drive away the dark clouds of hatred while ushering in a new era of hope, aspirations, peace and brotherhood.



Three cars stolen
Chandigarh, November 3
During the past 24 hours, the police has registered three cases of car thefts from different parts of the city. A Maruti car (CH01H 9001) of Mr Harjit Singh, a resident of Phase V, SAS Nagar, was reportedly stolen from the parking of Hotel Shivalikview, Sector 17, yesterday. Another Maruti car (CH01P 6836) of Mr J.K. Bedi, a resident of Sector 38-C, was allegedly stolen from his residence on the night intervening November 1 and 2.


2.5 lakh visit 4-day CII fair
The Administrator of Chandigarh, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), visits one of the stalls at the CII fair in Parade Ground, Chandigarh, on Sunday.Chandigarh, November 3
The four-day CII fair closed here today, notching up record business enquiries and number of visitors. The organisers claimed that the fair generated business enquiries worth over Rs 20 crore and about 2.50 lakh visitors visited the fair from far away places of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and J&K.

The Administrator of Chandigarh, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), visits one of the stalls at the CII fair in Parade Ground, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph


Essay-writing contest
Chandigarh, November 3
The Jat Sabha is holding its annual on-the-spot Bhai Surinder Singh Malik All-India Memorial Essay Writing Contest for school, college and university students on November 24 at five different places, simultaneously.

Kids in fancy dress on Divali eve
Tiny tots of Kiddies Play School, Sector 38 West, take part in a fancy-dress competition Chandigarh, November 3
Tiny tots of the Sector 38 (West) Sri Guru Harkrishan Model School participated in a fancy-dress competition on the eve of Divali here today. There was excitement among their parents, too, and the children wanted to give their best performance. Dressed in different costumes, the children, later, got together on stage to present a dance.

Tiny tots of Kiddies Play School, Sector 38 West, take part in a fancy-dress competition in Guru Harkrishan Model School, Sector 38, Chandigarh, on Sunday.
— Photo Parvesh Chauhan

Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector-27, Chandigarh. HAMARA SCHOOL
Keeping alive Indian heritage through education
ne of the 48 schools of the 37 kendras of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, is an organisation dedicated to creating awareness on India’s rich heritage, scripture, unity of all faiths and common spiritual truths given to the world community by sages and seers.

Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector-27, Chandigarh. — Photos Pankaj Sharma

My school
The wheel of time comes full circle all too soon. Its just a year ago that I, along with my friends entered the hallowed corridors of Bhavan Vidayalaya. During my stay in school, I have had the unflinching support of our seniors and our teachers. We experienced warmth and camaraderie on coming to this school.

‘Socialisation of the mentally challenged 
is an uphill task’
ith an experience of 10 years as school principal behind her, Ms Meenakshi Mohindra says her school focuses entirely on personal attention and academics. This gives them an edge over the rest and ensures good results at the end of the year.

Poems by students


‘India rich source of faith healing’
Chandigarh, November 3
Even as Indian psychiatrists debate over various aspects of faith healing, Prof Antii Pakaslathi, a psychiatrist from Finland, says that faith healers and witch doctors in India may well turn out to be a great cultural resource for persons facing mental-health problems. The possibility of this being true is more so in view of scant mental-health facilities here.


Godrej club humble Panchkula club
Chandigarh, November 3
Superb batting by Manav Asopa (86 n.o., 73 balls, 9x4, 4x6) enabled Godrej Cricket Club defeat Panchkula Cricket Club by 113 runs in the inaugural Shirdi Sai Cup Cricket Tournament here today.

  • Jai Kapil shines

  • Chandigarh judo

  • Duggal billiards

  • School skatingTop

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