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City’s good work may not be rewarded
Chandigarh, February 25
Despite performing well in collection of revenue, the Union Finance Ministry has not appreciated the efforts of the Chandigarh Administration as it may allow only a marginal increase in the plan budget for the next financial year commencing April 1.

Temple ransacked, one held
Chandigarh, February 25
Three youths desecrated the idol of a goddess and ransacked a temple in Dhanas village and set a car on fire in the wee hours today.

Mufti hopes dialogue will solve J&K problem
Chandigarh, February 25
The Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, said today that the appointment of Mr N. N. Vohra as interlocutor by the Centre presented a golden opportunity to all concerned to find a peaceful solution to the Kashmir problem.


Alert watchman averts train mishap
Chandigarh, February 25
A train accident was averted due to an alert watchman at the level crossing near Mauli Jagran village, 1 km from the local Railway Station, this morning.

Mohali MC to present Rs 23.26 cr budget
SAS Nagar, February 25
An over Rs 23.26 crore budget for 2003-2004 is proposed to be presented at the general house meeting of the local Municipal Council scheduled to be held on February 28. The budget proposals show an income of over Rs 20.06 crore while loans from banks total Rs 2.50 crore.

12 baratis injured
Panchkula, February 25
Over a dozen baratis including four children, sustained injuries, when a tractor-trailer by which they were travelling overturned on the Chandigarh-Kalka Highway near Major Sandeep Sankla Chowk here this afternoon.

 Nikita Anand Miss India Nikita for NIFD function
Chandigarh, February 25
The National Institute of Fashion Design will honour Nikita Anand, Miss India Universe, during the annual convocation for which she is specially coming from Mumbai to hand over diplomas to NIFD's “Class of 2002” students who have successfully completed their course in the streams of Fashion, Textile and Interior Design.

One more ISI agent arrested
Chandigarh, February 25
The police today arrested, Abdul Wahid, a resident of Delhi, the third associate of the two spies, including a Pakistan national, who were produced before mediapersons yesterday.


UT property owners discuss Rent Act
Chandigarh, February 25
The executive body of Property Owners Welfare Association met today to discuss the Rent Act, presently in force in Haryana and Punjab, in the wake of a demand raised by the Punjab House Owners Association.

Privatisation issue on agenda
 Nagar, February 25
Privatisation of water supply and maintenance of sewerage in the town is on the agenda of the general house meeting of the Municipal Council scheduled for February 28. At present both the works are being carried out by the Department of Public Health, Punjab, on payment from the civic body.

Emotionally strong workers ‘better’
Chandigarh, February 25
In today's world of cut- throat competition, organisations need self-motivated people who are not only proficient in their work, but are also able to manage their emotions while handling assignments. In fact, 20 per cent of one's success comes through Intelligence Quotient while a staggering 80 per cent comes through the Emotional Quotient .

Project on SoE report launched
Chandigarh, February 25
A project to prepare a Status of Environment report pertaining to Punjab and Chandigarh was launched here today. A one-day awareness workshop in this regard was also organised at the Punjab State Council for Science and Technology here today.

SSC declares list of provisional candidates
Chandigarh, February 25
The Staff Selection Commission (North-Western region) has declared the list of provisional candidates who have qualified in the examination for Sub-Inspectors in the Central Police Organisations held on January 12.

Shiv Sena organises chetna rally
Chandigarh, February 25
The Punjab and Chandigarh unit of the Shiv Sena (Bal Thackeray) organised a 'chetna rally' here, today, against the anti-social policies of the Congress-led Punjab Government. Leaders of the Shiv Sena demanded that Sikh fundamentalist leaders like Mr Simranjit Singh Mann and Mr Jagjit Singh Chaohan should be booked under POTA for their alleged anti-national activities.

Police not booking brick-kiln owner: NGO
Chandigarh, February 25
The Volunteers for Social Justice, a Chandigarh-based NGO, which had got ‘released’ over a 100 labourers with the help of Labour Commission, Punjab, yesterday, has alleged that the police was not registering case against the brick-kiln owner.

PGI Springfest starts today
Chandigarh, February 25
Spring is in the air and it is time for a celebration at the PGI. The Association of Resident Doctors is holding the annual cultural extravaganza, springfest. This time it is going to be a five-day event, from February 26 to March 2. The festivities will include a NIFD-designed fashion show where national level models will participate and pop singer Anamika will perform.

‘Unauthorised’ quarrying
Mullanpur-Garibdass, February 25
Unauthorised quarrying is going on the land which the Punjab government is considering to transfer to the Puri Development Trust, Mullanpur, for setting up an institute of engineering and technology here.

Aggar Yatra welcomed
Chandigarh, February 25
Aggar Chetna Yatra led by Mr Pradeep Aggarwal, national president of Aggarwal Sammelan, and Mr Banarsi Dass Gupta, former CM of Haryana, was accorded a warm welcome at Housing Board Chowk, Mani Majra, this morning, by the Aggarwal Sabha, Chandigarh.

Confusing signboards
F late, while driving across the city’s roads, one finds newly put-up signposts in black and yellow on each of the roundabouts, which is a welcome step by the Administration for the benefit of the commuters.

  • Panchkula poll a farce

  • Welcome changes

  • Promises unfulfilled


Tipsy cops involved in brawl
Chandigarh, February 25
Two cops, high on spirits, were allegedly involved in a drunken brawl at an aahata in Mani Majra.The trouble started at about 10 pm when the two, not in uniform, allegedly fought with the staff. Soon after, the two — identified as Shamsher posted with the Sector 17 Police Station, and Angrez deployed with Sector 11 Police Station — were taken for medical examination.


Virtual instrumentation lab to start at PU
Chandigarh, February 25
With funds having been sanctioned by the All India Council for Technical Education, North India's first virtual instrumentation laboratory will become functional within the next few months at Panjab University here. The laboratory would provide students the facility to simulate the design, application and effectiveness of microelectronics-based instruments and industrial automation processes.

A passage to India for UK teachers
Chandigarh, February 25
As many as 15 teachers from England (10 from Kent and five from the tiny island of Scilly) initiated their Punjab sojourn with conducted visits to select government and private schools in Chandigarh. As part of the Professional Teachers Development Programme they will undertake an extensive thematic study on citizenship and civic education by putting their experiences together after observing teaching methodologies of schools in Patiala, Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Chandigarh.
Students of Strawberry Fields welcome teachers from the UK in Sector 24
Students of Strawberry Fields welcome teachers from the UK in Sector 24, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan

Prof Deb to lecture at Bangalore
Chandigarh, February 25
Prof B.M. Deb of the Department of Chemistry, Panjab University, has been invited to deliver the "A.V. Rama Rao Foundation Lecture in Chemistry for the year 2003", at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore.

Awareness programme
Chandigarh, February 25
A three-day entrepreneurial awareness programme was inaugurated for final-year students of GGDSD College, Sector 32, by the Regional Centre for Entrepreneurship Development on the college premises here today.

23 colour contest winners get prizes
Chandigarh, February 25
As many as 23 winners of the Tom and Jerry Colour Contest organised by Balaji Event Organisers on behalf of Britannia Newzeland Foods Pvt Ltd. were given prizes at a colourful function at Mount Carmel School in Sector 47 here today.

Winners of an inter-school colour competition take a joyride at Mount Carmel School, Sector-47, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
Winners of an inter-school colour competition take a joyride at Mount Carmel School

100 women attend seminar on family
Chandigarh, February 25
A seminar on “Family life education” was organised by the Public Welfare Association in collaboration with MCM DAV College for Women at Palsora village yesterday. At least 100 women along with social workers, members of the Mahila Mandal, teachers and community leaders participated in the seminar.


PGI directed to conduct fresh selection
Chandigarh, February 25
Allowing a petition filed by Scientific Officer-cum-Chief Dietitian with the Sports Authority of India Shashi Kant Goswami, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has set aside “the process of selection by which appointment was made to the post of Consultant in Dietetics by the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research” here.

Sidhu case hearing on March 10
Chandigarh, February 25
Hearing of a bail plea moved by the suspended Punjab Public Service Commission Chairman, Ravinder Pal Singh Sidhu, under the Arms Act was today adjourned by a local court for March 10.


Fardeen KhanUnfettered Fardeen plays on
Chandigarh, February 25
In these times marked by malice, the face does not always serve as an index of the mind. Very rarely do you come across people who are just what they appear to be. And when such people come from a world singularly defined by glamour, they bring a whiff of fresh air with them.


Glitz & Glamour
Steal the show with stoles 
TOLES — wrapping pretty damsels of the world up in vogue — are setting the style on college campuses, gorgeously. Having doubts? Just drive down to any of the institutes in the city in your jaunty jalopy. Everywhere you look, you will see cute little under-grads, in lycra tops over boot-cut trousers, sashaying down the narrow corridors of life with alluring stoles around their fragile shoulders.

Venus Speaks
Sleep is the secret
Sleep is the secret of her fresh looks. Even in the days of examinations when everyone else is pacing the room alone with books in hand till late at night, the young student makes it a point to snuggle in the bed for at least nine hours.

Chocolate wishes just for her
OU have wished her best of luck for examinations with nice alluring cards sealed in cheerful red envelopes with cute little hearts strewn all over. Expressed concern by presenting her with a lucky horse shoe. Now, it’s time for you to say it all with a pack of chocolates.


MCM College eves excel in sports
Chandigarh, February 25
Three international women players Irina Brar, Gurpreet Kaur and Sabeeha Dhillon, all from the local MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, have made their college proud along with a host of others in the past one year.

Swidha, Baljinder best athletes
Chandigarh, February 25
Swidha Taneja and Baljinder Singh, both of the Department of Physical Education, were adjudged the best athletes in women and men sections, respectively, in the 43rd annual athletic meet of Panjab University campus, held today. Earlier, the meet was inaugurated by Prof S.K. Sharma, Dean, University Instructions, Panjab University. Mr Mander Singh Sandhu, SP, Fatehgarh Sahib, gave away the prizes to the winners.
Swidha Taneja (extreme right), who was adjudged the best athlete in the annual athletic meet of the Panjab University campus held in Chandigarh
Swidha Taneja (extreme right), who was adjudged the best athlete in the annual athletic meet of the Panjab University campus held in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photo

Students of Yadvindra Public School, Phase VIII, SAS Nagar, take part in 1,500-metre race on the school campus
Students of Yadvindra Public School, Phase VIII, SAS Nagar, take part in 1,500-metre race on the school campus on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph.

Fine performance by HPSG
Chandigarh, February 25
Varinder Mehta played an instrumental role in the recent performance of the Haryana Power Sports Group, which finished second in team championship among 16 teams, in the 29th All India State Electricity Boards Badminton tournament, which concluded at Vadodara (Gujarat) on February 22.


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