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Kalpana leaves a legacy of love, courage
Panchkula, February 2
“Always reach out for the stars...” the message scribbled by Kalpana Chawla, the first Indian-American on board the ill-fated spaceship Columbia, on her own poster presented to her two nieces — Manasi and Garima — hangs in the rooms of the two girls, as they try to come to terms with her sudden death.

A good Samaritan


Kalpana Chawla and her husband with her teacher
Dr K.L. Arora, his wife and grandchild.


Indian Professor V.S. Malhotra displays photographs of Indian born Aerospace engineer Kalpana ChawlaTeacher recalls time with Kalpana
Chandigarh, February 2
Just a day before Columbia was scheduled to blast off into space, Indian-born astronaut Dr Kalpana Chawla, the mission specialist on board, made it a point to take some time off from her gruelling schedule to catch up with her former teacher who was visiting Houston.

Indian Professor V.S. Malhotra displays photographs of Indian born Aerospace engineer Kalpana Chawla to the media at Punjab Engineering College where Chawla graduated from in 1982 in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh on Sunday. — Reuters photo

  • Kalpana Chawla Award instituted 
    Chandigarh, February 2
    The UT administration has instituted Kalpana Chawla Memorial Award which will be awarded to the best student of aeronautical sciences at Punjab Engineering College.

Murder victim identified
Chandigarh, February 2
The stabbed body of a man aged 45 which was found lying near Laxmi Narain Mandir in Sector 44 here yesterday was today identified as that of Davinder Singh, a resident Phase 7, SAS Nagar.

Allottees misuse industrial plots
SAS Nagar, February 2
Does the failure of the Punjab Government to adequately support small-scale industry in the township justify the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority and the Punjab State Industrial Export Corporation to turn a blind eye to large-scale misuse of industrial plots by the allottees?

Agent drugged, duped of 1.5 lakh
Chandigarh, February 2
A 45-year-old commission agent was duped of Rs 1.50 lakh, a mobile phone set, a gold chain and some documents after being drugged while he was travelling from Delhi to Chandigarh on a Haryana Roadways bus. 

Varsities can have own FM radio stations
Chandigarh, February 2
Now universities and certain other recognised educational institutions will be able to have their own FM radio stations.

They had read about her scheduled arrival in the newspapers on Saturday morning, but were not expecting the unexpected. She had been up, and down, earlier also. In 2003, everything would be smooth, they had no reasons to doubt. Little wonder, they were enjoying Saturday evening in bars and pubs spread all over the city. The news about the space shuttle exploding left them shocked.



Probe into bungling comes as boon to MC
Chandigarh, February 2
The inquiry by the Chairman of Housing Board Mr G.K. Marvah, into the allegations of bungling in the auction of SCO 178-179 has come as a boon to the municipal corporation which is likely to see procedural changes in the wake of the report.

Pong Dam wetlands get global status
Chandigarh, February 2
The Pong Dam wetlands, one of the largest man-made wetlands in northern India, and the Tso Morari wetlands in Jammu and Kashmir, have finally got the global arm of protection. 

Dog & owner share attention at show
Chandigarh, February 2
Cute li'l doggies were not the only pets that guys in leather jackets admired. Man's best friend — pretty damsels in bod-hugging tops teamed with boot-cut trousers — also attracted glances at the annual dog show at the Sector 10 Leisure Valley.

Tibetans pay homage to leader
Chandigarh, February 2
The Regional Tibetan Congress Chandigarh today paid homage to Lobsang Dhundup, a 28-year-old Tibetan who was allegedly executed after a secret trial by Chinese authorities on January 26.

Pizza Hut goes desi
Chandigarh, February 2
Pizza lovers who missed the Indian touch at the Continental fare have much to cheer. Pizza Hut has gone desi with its new ‘tandoori’ range of six pizzas (3 veg and 3 non-veg).

Major Sekhri wins club poll
Chandigarh, February 2

Excitement broke loose in the Sector 9 Central Club late this evening after Major J.S. Sekhri was declared President for the second time, defeating his rivals in a close contest. Mr T.R. Malhotra was declared the vice-president.


Wheatland Convent School
Taking students back to nature for brighter future
he road to education is not full of obstacles at least for the young innocent students learning nursery rhymes, and solving sums, in Wheatland Convent School. Every morning, they travel on a path surrounded by lush green wheat fields before reaching the school situated on the Zirakupur — Patiala Highway about 12 km away from Chandigarh.

“Learning should be combined with fun”
he is a teacher with bright, innovative ideas. That is why Ms Arvind Kaur Chadha believes in "changing the old order for new". Instead of sitting behind an impressive table in her office, or spanking the children for breaking the rules of discipline, like so many other teachers do, headmistress of Wheatland Convent School is constantly engaged in introducing the latest techniques of education.

My school
heatland Convent School makes schooling fun for us — the little ones. We enjoy the serene atmosphere and a location far away from the maddening city crowd. The lush green fields around makes the environment fresh.

Poems by students

40 training centres planned
Chandigarh, February 2
The GCS Institute of Competitions today unveiled plans to open around 40 centres across Punjab, Chandigarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. 


Good news for osteo patients
Chandigarh, February 2
If years of medication or even a surgery could not relieve you of that back-breaking ache, the rather simple and cheap procedure of injecting bone cement into your vertebra could be the final solution.

Multi-speciality camp at Mukat Hospital
Chandigarh, February 2
A week-long free heart and multi-speciality camp in cardiology, neurology, gynaecology, plastic surgery, orthopaedics, general surgery and internal medicine is being organised at Mukat Hospital.

Cardiac camp for BBMB staff
Chandigarh, February 2
Over 500 employees of Bhakra-Beas Management Board were examined by a team of doctors from the Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre at a free cardiac camp organised here today.



St John’s lift Kalaswala tournament
Chandigarh, February 2
The 2003 Kalaswala Cup Tournament was played at the Chandigarh Golf Club today. A record 160 entries were received from the members of the club. The Kalaswala Cup is a tournament played by all old students of various schools or old students who are members of their alumni association.
Winners of the 2003 Kalaswala Cup Tournament with Chandigarh Golf Club president Raja Malvinder Singh. 
— A Tribune photograph

Vijyant fastest in Autocross-’03
Chandigarh, February 2
Vijyant Chaudhary finished first overall the second event of the fourth Maruti Suzuki “Autocross- 2003” car rally organised by Maruti Udyog Limited here today. Seventy- four rallyists took part in the rally.


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