Wednesday, November 6, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Festival of lights spells darkness for some
Chandigarh, November 5
For some, the festival of lights turned out to be a festival of darkness as harmless celebrations resulted in major disasters. In all, over 96 patients, with burn and eye injuries, were wheeled in city hospitals since Monday evening. 

Prayers mark Vishwakarma Day
Followers of Lord Vishwakarma offer prayers Chandigarh, November 5
Vishwakarma Day was celebrated with enthusiasm in the city and its vicinity today. 

Followers of Lord Vishwakarma offer prayers on Vishwakarma Day on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph



DEO keeps them waiting for hours
SAS Nagar, November 5
Beneficiaries under the Sarab Siksha Abhiyan were left in the lurch as no cheques were distributed at a function organised in this connection by the Ropar District Education Officer here today.

PU pension scheme in prospect and retrospect
hapter I of Panjab University Calendar, Volume I (1994), incorporates the Panjab University Act VII of 1947 (as amended from time to time), whereas regulations made under that Act are included in Chapters II to XI. 

Theft in judge’s house
Chandigarh, November 5
Burglars reportedly broke into the Sector 19 house of a UT Judicial Magistrate (First Class), Ms Gurvinder Kaur, and reportedly decamped with six saris, two watches, a mobile phone and Rs 1,000.

He continues to excel
Jagjit Singh Chandigarh, November 5
For Professor Jagjit Singh Chopra, age has been no deterrent to excel and move ahead. One of the top neurologists of the country, Professor Chopra, now touching 70s , was once in the race for the presidentship of the prestigious World Federation of Neurology . He is currently in Geneva (Switzerland) where he has been invited as Adviser for the World Health Organisation meeting on “Development of guidelines for secondary prevention of coronary heart disease and cerebrovascular disease”.



Dirty dancing in the name of culture
Thousands of labourers drool over scantily clad dancersPanchkula, November 5
In the name of culture, scantily clad women jived to the tunes of latest Bollywood, Punjabi and Bihari tunes as thousands of labourers drooled over them at a Vishwakarma Day function here today. These ‘zinda dancers’ had been hired by the Labour Nirman Sangh to entertain labourers “by presenting a cultural show”. 
Thousands of labourers drool over scantily clad dancers at the Vishwakarma Day celebrations in Panchkula on Tuesday. — photo Parvesh Chauhan

No concern for Dera Bassi residents
S a resident of Dera Bassi, I would like to focus on some of the burning problems of our town. The dhabas situated in Dera Bassi on Dera Bassi-Ambala road, near Adarsh Nagar, remain open till late in the night. 

  • Poor cable service

  • Counselling concept

Festive fast food favoured
t was a hectic week of festivities — whether it was visiting fairs and shopping or catching up with family and friends or eating food, fast seems to have been the buzzword. Thus, in all the hulchul, it was no surprise that those on the go preferred to down the chatpati chaat, tikki, bhelpuri or golgappa to be topped with an ice-cream bar or cup.

Many attend Govardhan Puja
Panchkula, November 5
Hundreds of devotees thronged the Sri Sanatan Dharam Radha Vrindavan Chandra Temple in Sector 12 here to participate in Vishal Annkut Govardhan Puja.

Jain addresses workers’ rally
Chandigarh, November 5
A member of the national executive of the BJP and former MP, Mr Satya Pal Jain, today said the Indian Government and the Delhi police deserved to be congratulated on immediately nabbing two Pakistan nationals and for killing two terrorists a day before Divali in Ansal Plaza, New Delhi.

Report hints at former employees’ involvement
Chandigarh, November 5
Follwing recoveries of the articles including a mobile phone and Rs 44, 000 from the room of the accused alleged to be involved in Beant Singh assassination case, the jail authorities have sought high-level inquiries and also mentioned the involvement of former employees of the jail in the case in a report submitted to the UT Deputy Commissioner.



Man commits suicide
Chandigarh, November 5
Body of a 35-year-old man, Sanjay Nanda, was found hanging from ceiling in his Sector 22 residence here this morning. Initial investigations indicate that he may have committed suicide.

3 held; 7 scooters recovered
Chandigarh, November 5
The police has arrested three members of an alleged gang of automobile lifters and recovered seven stolen scooters from them. These men are called Avinash Kumar and Karandeep Singh, both of Zirakpur, and Amit Kumar of Sector 40.

22-year-old electrocuted in sweetshop
Panchkula, November 5
A 22- year- old worker in a sweetshop was electrocuted while making sweets last evening. The victim, Sanju, was reportedly frying jalebis in Shiv Mishthaan Bhandar, Sector 7, when he was electrocuted. He was immediately rushed to Sector 6 General Hospital where he was declared as brought dead.


Central Bank reduces prime lending rate
Chandigarh, November 5
Central Bank today announced a reduction in prime lending rate by one per cent in two phases. According to a press note, PLR has been reduced by 50 basis points from 12 per cent to 11.50 per cent with effect from December 1. Further reduction of 50 basis points has been proposed with effect from April 1, 2003.


La belle dame with balees
angling balees — the hanging hoops of charm swinging from cute little ears - are setting the style amidst damsels of the world, modishly. Little wonder, every morning before the silvery clock, hanging on the decked up wall, announces the time for going to college, Zoya tilts her head snobbishly in front of the full-fashioned mirror. Carefully, she slips the balees through the indiscernible holes in her earlobes before clasping the locks. Adjusting the impressive rings, she trots out of her room into a voguish world.

Cool make-up for chilly winters
old winter blast is going to be here again for playing havoc with your surreal complexion. Keeping face moist will be essential, but not enough. No doubt about it. Here are some tips by professionals that will make you look simply gorgeous on the ramp of life.

Venus Speaks
Never on a Sunday
he believes in keeping herself fit. That is why ramp model-cum-finalist in Miss India pageant drives down to the gymnasium for an hour daily except on Sundays. "I sweat out excessive calories day in and day out," Jaishree asserts. "That is why I go to the gym from Mondays to Saturdays without fail. The reason behind my passion for exercise is not very hard to analyse. Toned up body is essential if you want the attire you wear to look good on you, I am of the firm opinion".

Chillout Zone
Blend fun with cappuccino
humping music’s rhythmic beats drown the deafening din of blaring horns as city youngsters steer their way through the cars casually parked on either sides of the lot in Sector 35. Bumpers kiss each other as they trudge towards destination “unknown to parents” inch by inch. 



Jaspal Bhatti releases ‘Tere Ton Bagair’Jaspal Bhatti releases Nirmal’s album
Chandigarh, November 5
Punjabi pop singer Nirmal Sidhu is back with another album “Tere Ton Bagair” which was released by noted TV and film artiste and Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi head Jaspal Bhatti in Punjab Kala Bhavan here today.

Jaspal Bhatti releases ‘Tere Ton Bagair’, a Punjabi music album by Nirmal Sidhu, in Punjab Kala Bhavan, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph



Sunil KumarSunil’s death an ‘irreparable loss’
Chandigarh, November 5
Indian sport has lost a bright volleyball star, Sunil Kumar, a former student of Shivalik Public School, Sector 41. He was on the verge of making it to the senior national volleyball team, but unfortunately he met with an accident while returning to his home at Amin village in Haryana from Chautala village last Saturday. 

TT tournament
Chandigarh, November 5
The Chandigarh Table Tennis Association will organise the 15th Stag Chandigarh State Table tennis Championship from November 15 to 19 in the table Tennis hall, Sector 23.

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