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Drunken medicos misbehave with girls
Chandigarh, February 16
The students of Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, are organising Euphoria for fun and entertainment, but when entertainment acquires harassing proportions, the issue moves out of the realm of fun and becomes rather grave.

Euphoria enters third day with Jassi live
Chandigarh, February 16
The four-day all-India cultural extravaganza hosted by Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, entered its third day today with students enjoying Punjabi rhythms as doled by Jasbir Jassi.

HUDA-MC crisis over funds transfer ends
Panchkula, February 16
Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) will transfer funds to the Municipal Council only after it has made deductions for maintenance of services on behalf of the council.


Members of the Himalayan Committee for Action on Tibet and India Tibet Friendship Society march for world peace
Members of the Himalayan Committee for Action on Tibet and India Tibet Friendship Society march for world peace in Chandigarh on Sunday. — Tribune photo Pankaj Sharma
Adding fun to the Kalagram Utsav was a group of folk performers from Rajasthan, who were an instant hit with the kids
Adding fun to the Kalagram Utsav was a group of folk performers from Rajasthan, who were an instant hit with the kids. — Tribune photo Parvesh Chauhan

Shimla girl accuses M.K. Jain of rape
Panchkula, February 16
Adding a new twist to the case of abduction of 23-year-old Shimla girl by four persons, including Manoj Pal and businessman M.K. Jain, the girl has now charged her captors of raping her in confinement.

Rules ignored in allotment of cops’ quarters
Chandigarh, February 16
Resentment prevails among the lower-level staff in the Chandigarh Police over the rules being followed in the allotment of houses in the police pool. Under the police pool, the Chandigarh Administration has been allocated staff quarters in various parts of the city. 

Satguru Jagjit Singh’s son’s FIR not registered
Chandigarh, February 16
Thakur Dalip Singh, the adopted son of Satguru Jagjit Singh of the Namdhari sect, has alleged that the Ropar police is not registering an FIR against those persons who were involved in an “assault” on his wife in the district court complex, Ropar, on February 14.

C’wealth Secy-Gen visits PEC
Chandigarh, February 16
In the backdrop of UN inspection teams searching for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and the USA pressing to launch an attack on the country, issues pertaining to Iraq will figure in the Commonwealth Secretary General, Mr Donald C McKinnon’s meeting with the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee at New Delhi later this week. He termed the developments in Iraq as a “big issue which affects us all”.


Youths’ torture: no FIR registered
Chandigarh, February 16
The Garhshankar police has not yet registered an FIR against the police officials who were allegedly responsible for torturing three youth of Jalandhar. Meanwhile, Sanjiv Kumar, who was allegedly tortured jointly by the Jalandhar and Garhshankar police along with two of his friends Roshan Lal and Vipin Kumar has demanded to constitute a medical board for doing proper medico-legal examination.

Ahead of time!
Ahead of time!: Two residents of SAS Nagar brought this bread loaf to The Tribune office on Sunday. The packaging date, as mentioned on the pack, is February 21, 2003, which shows bread manufacturer’s carelessness. — A Tribune photograph

Advanced optical imagers await ISRO approval
Chandigarh, February 16
Indigenous capability for acquiring high speed images under low light conditions by satellites is now a reality. The design phase for two advanced imaging components has been completed by Semi Conductors Limited (SCL), Mohali, and is awaiting approval by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

Cong leaders’ act immoral: Naqvi
Chandigarh, February 16
Lashing out at the Congress, BJP spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said Congress President Sonia Gandhi should clarify whether the involvement of two Punjab Ministers and another MLA from Delhi in an alleged sex scandal would be the role model of governance in Congress-ruled States?

‘Follow teachings of Guru Ravi Dass’
Chandigarh, February 16
The 626th birth anniversary of Guru Ravi Dass was celebrated at Guru Ravi Das Bhavan, Sector-20 D here, today. Langar was also served to the devotees who attended the function. Hundreds of devotees purchased photos and calenders depicting the life of Guru Ravi Das.

Saturday turned out to be a very special day for the visitors at Student Centre, Panjab University as one of the eateries there had installed a television specially for the cricket World Cup matches. The Indian team was first to bat and a large number of visitors sat around the TV with beverages and eatables and started enjoying the match.

  • Geese and hyacinth

  • What a fall

  • Darwin birthday

  • Jivtesh Maini


Auto-lifters' gangs busted
Chandigarh, February 16
The Chandigarh Police has busted two separate gangs involved in auto-lifting in the city. According to information, the officials of Sector 39 Police Station arrested three addicts involved in cases of auto-lifting.

  • Cyclist killed


A frontal view of the Career Academy, PatialaThe journey to success begins from here
T claims to be a school with a difference and this cliche is indeed proved true within the campus of Career Academy, situated on the Bhadson road, Patiala. The institution has established itself as a school of repute in the short period of its inception.

A frontal view of the Career Academy, Patiala

Yet another row at Law deptt of PU
Panjab University once again witnessed a round of procedural wrangling for more than 40 students of the Law department who were denied admission in their next semester for failing to have the required attendance in the previous semester.

  • Seminar on demography

  • Critised

  • Youth festival

  • Non-teachers' demands

  • Attestation power

Sudanese envoy visits PU
Mr Abdalmahmood Abdalhaleem
Chandigarh, February 16
Mr Abdalmahmood Abdalhaleem, the Ambassador of Sudan in the country, today visited Panjab University and showed interest in possibilities of exchange programmes.

Doon school function
Panchkula, February 16
The annual prize distribution function of Doon Public School was held with much fanfare at the school premises in Sector 21 here this evening. Dr John V. George, IG, Director, Vigilance and Security , HVPNL was the chief guest , while Dr. O.P. Chaudhary, former Vice-Chancellor of MD University, graced the occasion.

Fun games mark YPS annual fete
SAS Nagar, February 16
Hundreds of students of Yadavindra Public School along with their parents and friends attended the school annual fete which concluded here today.

Manipuri students hold function
Chandigarh, February 16
A colourful cultural programme was the highlight of the XXII annual literary and cultural meeting of the Manipuri Students’ Association at Panjab University here today.

Members of the Manipuri Students Association, Chandigarh, in traditional dress pose for a photograph in Panjab University before their annual literary-cum-cultural meet-2003 at the Evening Studies Auditorium in Panjab University, Chandigarh on Sunday. — Tribune photo Pankaj Sharma
Members of the Manipuri Students Association, Chandigarh, in traditional dress pose for a photograph in Panjab University


Berry is Bar Council chief
Chandigarh, February 16
In the elections of the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana, held today, Mr Mukesh Berry was elected Chairman of the council, defeating his opponent Mr B.S. Malik by a margin of nine votes.


World Cup official album
NIRVANA Music, a subsidiary of Nimbus Communications Ltd, has come out with ‘‘Khel Re’’, the official musical album of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2003. It is not an album about cricket but focuses on passion, trials and tribulations one has to go through to achieve one’s dream. All of this created in a manner that is stylish and meaningful.


Laser treatment can prevent blindness
Chandigarh, February 16
For long, diabetic patients have lived under the fear of going blind due to diabetic retinopathy and in fact, it is a major cause of blindness worldwide. But timely laser treatment can prevent blindness in these patients.


Local women team win TT tourney
Chandigarh, February 16
It was a dream come true for the home team, Regional Sports Board (RSB), Chandigarh, which capitalised on it being local, to finally bag the women team championship title in the final of the All-India Civil Services Table Tennis Tournament played here today at Sector 23 TT hall. The RSB, Chandigarh, men too played well and came runners-up while RSB, Kolkata men won the championship.

Sports, cultural meet organised
Chandigarh, February 16
A sports and cultural meet was organised by the Citizens' Association, Sector 21, at Dev Samaj Senior Secondary School here today.


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