Monday, November 25, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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PU to probe ‘forged’ admissions
Chandigarh, November 24
Panjab University has decided to probe the details of cases of admissions secured on the basis of “forged” documents in all undergraduate courses in affiliated colleges. At least 25 cases pertaining to different classes have been detected. The cases have been submitted to a special committee under the chairmanship of Dr Deepak Manmohan. Other committee members are Mr Rajinder Bhandari, Principal Harmit Kaur, Principal A.C. Vaid, Principal A.S. Dua and Dr Sodhi Ram, Controller of Examination.

A SECURE FUTURE A SECURE FUTURE: Schoolchildren examine rifles during their visit to the Sector 39 police station in Chandigarh on Sunday. — Tribune photo Pankaj Sharma


3 killings in 7 days
Woman found dead; husband held
Chandigarh, November 24

A newly married woman, Bharti (19), was found dead under mysterious circumstances, with marks of “strangulation” on her neck, in her Sector 38C residence (HNo 2446) here today. The woman is suspected to have died last night. The police came to know about the death this morning.

The body of Bharti, who was found dead in her Sector 38 residence, being taken away by the police in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

The body of Bharti, who was found dead in her Sector 38 residence, being taken away by the police

Body of missing property dealer found
Naya Gaon, November 24
The mystery shrouding the disappearance of a Naya Gaon based property dealer, Gopal Singh (48), was solved after his body was found floating in a canal near Ghnour village in Patiala district yesterday. Police sources said that circumstantial evidence suggested that he had committed suicide.

Manufacturers cry foul
Chandigarh, November 24
As the date of implementation of security number plates for all vehicles — March, 2003 — approaches, local manufacturers of number plates are preparing themselves for the developing scenario. Some manufacturers have even tried to meet the challenge by manufacturing these plates as per the laid down specifications.

IT park project main attraction of UT pavilion
Chandigarh, November 24
The Chandigarh Technology Park, a prestigious project of the Chandigarh Administration being set up at Kishangarh village here, is one of the major highlights of the UT pavilion at the ongoing India International Trade Fair at New Delhi.

Number of north Indians in merchant navy declining
Chandigarh, November 24
Lack of awareness in this part of the country about the merchant navy as a career has led to a steady decline in the number of persons from Punjab-Haryana-Himachal region coming out to sea to join as officers.

MEDIA managers of the Congress government headed by Capt Amarinder Singh in Punjab must be breathing easy on somehow ensuring that there was no interaction between the Press and the AICC president, Mrs Sonia Gandhi, during her visit to Chandigarh on Saturday.
  • Not for women

  • Fauj ready to lead

  • Conference for gifts

  • Competition

  • Celebrity for sale?

  • Outsmarting!

  • Hero(ine) worship

  • Invited


‘Starry airs’ chill fans’ enthusiasm
Kareena, Saif in city for shooting of LoC
Chandigarh, November 24
It was a day laced with hectic activity at a farm near Zirakpur, where the entire unit of J.P. Dutta’s latest film “LoC”, dawned for the shooting of some of the significant sequences in the film, that draws its base from Kargil war. In presence were stars of the order of Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor, who evaded the insisting fans on the one hand and the never-budging mediapersons on the other.

Film stars Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan who are in city for the shooting of ‘LoC’.
Film stars Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan who are in city for the shooting of ‘LoC’

Call meeting, demand society members
Chandigarh, November 24
A section of members of the local Universal Cooperative House Building Society today accused officials of the Registrar of Cooperative Societies of failure to call a general body meeting of the society despite a due notice was given to the department on October 14.

Learn art of living, Vedanta style
Chandigarh, November 24
You look forward to weekends and dread going to the office on Mondays. You wish holidays were longer. But after you return from canoeing, or mountain climbing, the dreadful feeling of going back to the office for nine to five routine grips you again.

‘Withdraw notices banning construction’
Zirakpur, November 24
Members of the Ilaqa Zirakpur Bachao Committee and other Resident Welfare Associations have demanded the withdrawal of notices issued by the Department of Local Government of Punjab prohibiting constructions and approval of building plans within a radius of 900m from the defence installations here.

500 kids participate in drawing contest
Chandigarh, November 24
The eighth day of the ongoing Lala Lajpat Rai Martyrdom Day fortnight organised by the Servants of the People Society saw a host of activities at Lajpat Rai Bhavan, Sector 15, here today. The day which started with a serious note by a labour conference organised by the Jan Shakti, a wing of the society, included a drawing competition for children and concluded with a multilingual mushaira.

NCC Day celebrations
Chandigarh, November 24
The art and science of model-making was demonstrated here today with 16 National Cadet Corps cadets exhibiting their ship and aircraft models on the occasion of the 54th NCC Day celebrations at Sukhna Lake here today.

Children watch models of ships on display as part of the NCC Day celebrations at the Lake Club in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
Children watch models of ships on display as part of the NCC Day celebrations at the Lake Club

Rotary International head to visit city
Chandigarh, November 24
The world president of the Rotary International, Bhichai Rattakul, will pay a two-day visit to Chandigarh on December 3 and 4.


Where education and nature co-exist
HAT strikes you about the school is an overwhelming feeling of serenity. As you approach beautifully maintained huts hidden behind a clusters of trees, amidst the courteous nods and wishes from the students hurrying towards their classes, you can not help but wondered if the 'gurukuls' of ancient India some how looked like this. The school in question is Mount Carmel convent in Sector 47.

A view of Mount Carmel School, Sector 47-B
A view of Mount Carmel School, Sector 47-B, Chandigarh. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan

“Fear of God is beginning of wisdom”
IN a world where cut throat competition, tension, stress rules the life, Mr Charles Sammuel's preaching comes as a fresh breath of energy. "Fear of God is the beginning of wisdom" he says. So this founder and principal of Mt. Carmel School, Mr Sammuel adopts a different approach altogether to prepare his students for the harsh realities of life, the maddening rat race hose bottomline is "have fear in God, impose self discipline and give your best shot in life".

Mr Charles Sammuel, Principal

Mr Charles Sammuel, Principal

My school
Y association with Mount Carmel School goes back to my post toddler stage when I had joined the school for my Pre nursery session way back in 1992. With its colourful ambience and the infrastructure could lure me to the classrooms even then. And now that the school has grown in its magnitude over the years, it has given us much more then just colourful toys.

Poems by students

  • Girls are pearls

  • Our teacher

  • Plant a tree

  • Nature

City to have animation school
SAS Nagar, November 24
The Centre for Electronic Design and Technology of India, SAS Nagar, is all set to launch the first special effects and animation centre of North India in Chandigarh.

Complaint against exam centre
Chandigarh, November 24
Parents of students appearing in the State Talent Search Examination, conducted by the State Institute of Education here today, complained that in one of the centres (Government School, Sector 46), students were asked to leave the examination hall at least half an hour before the scheduled time.

National seminar on pteridophyte
Chandigarh, November 24
A two-day national seminar on “Pteridophyte — the vanishing plants” will be organised by the Department of Botany, Panjab University, tomorrow onwards, an official press note stated here today. Nearly 100 delegates from various parts of the country are likely to participate in the seminar.


Sonali MahapatraDancing away the blues of life
Chandigarh, November 24
Sonali Mahapatra (23) has to her credit not only laurels she has won but also rich presentations she has made across the length and breadth of India for organisations as reputed as the Austrian Embassy and the Central Sangeet Natak Akademi.

Timeless tale told through puppets
Chandigarh, November 24
Kath-katha, an association of puppeteers and storytellers that operates under the aegis of the Foundation of Universal Responsibility of HH Dalai Lama, again presented the adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy “Twelfth Night” in the medium of puppet theatre today.


Fighting AIDS with friends’ compassion
Chandigarh, November 24
Widowed at 33, with the responsibility of a one-year-old daughter, as militants gunned down her husband, life for Swaranjeet Kaur, a school clerk in a small town in Punjab, could have been hell had it not been for the help and support of her colleagues, who instead of ostracising her for carrying the dreaded AIDS virus, brought her for treatment to PGI.

PGI to have bone marrow centre
New Delhi, November 24
The Centre has decided to set up a bone marrow transplant centre at the PGI, Chandigarh, and expand the cancer treatment facility at the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences to provide relief to the patients suffering from the dreaded disease.


Rohit, Amber first in skating championship
Chandigarh, November 24
Rohit Bajaj and Amber, both of the Blue Bird Skating Club, Panchkula, secured the first place in boys and girls section, respectively, in the road races in the 2000 metre section of the Eightin District Panchkula Skating Championship, which came to a close this evening at Hansraj Public School skating rink, Sector 6, Panchkula. Meanwhile, a majority of the first positions were secured by the Blue Bird Skating club.

  • Sports meet

  • St Stephen’s win

  • Cricket tourney

  • Volleyball tournament


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