Sunday, March 2, 2003, Chandigarh, India

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Cup of cricket fans’ joy spills on roads
Chandigarh, March 1
Tearing excitement broke loose in the city as enthusiastic residents took to the streets for celebrating India’s victory over Pakistan late in the evening. Soon after Dravid hit the ball across the boundary to win the match, boisterous din filled the air as they left behind the cozy comfort of their residences to burst crackers.

Ecstatic fans block traffic after the thumping win of India over arch rivals Pakistan in an important Pool A match in the ongoing Cricket World Cup in South Africa. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan




Traffic blocked for 2 hours
Chandigarh, March 1
Intoxicated by India’s marvellous victory over Pakistan, in the cricket World Cup, many city youths, a large number of them carrying the National Flag, blocked the city centre near the Aroma Hotel traffic lights forcing the police to seal the busy Sector 22 for more than two hours here tonight.

Shivratri prayers answered
Chandigarh, March 1
Early morning rain was no dampener as residents, high on the religious spirit, thronged temples, illuminated on the occasion of Shivratri.

Cute faces bring sunshine
Chandigarh, March 1
Had it not been for the incredibly ruthless weather, the Festival of Gardens would not have suffered such a major blow this morning. With a majority of stalls having been swept off the ground, thanks to the squall which lashed the city last night, the Festival of Gardens was divested of much of its expected zing on the second day.


Squall snaps water, power supplies

Chandigarh, March 1
High speed winds accompanied by sharp showers broke the spell of rising temperatures in the city and surrounding areas this morning. The wind , however, resulted in disruption of power and water supply to certain areas besides causing damage to telephone and television cables and also uprooted several trees.

Flattened tents at the venue of Festival of Gardens in Sector 16 as an early morning storm left behind a trail of destruction in the city on Saturday. Tribune photos: Manoj Mahajan

Flattened tents at the venue of Festival of Gardens in Sector 16 as an early morning storm

R.K. Sharma comes home
Panchkula, March 1
It was a homecoming for suspended Inspector-General of Haryana Police and accused in the Shivani Bhatnagar murder case. Ravi Kant Sharma. A house bedecked with flowers. carpets strewn with flowers, to walk on and beaming family members welcomed the IPC officer at his residence in Sector 6 here this evening.

On view at the art gallery of Alliance Francaise in Sector 36 is an exhibition titled A History for Today
On view at the art gallery of Alliance Francaise in Sector 36 is an exhibition titled “A History for Today”. As many as 30 panels show works of Anne Frank, who faced the wrath of Nazis because of her religious leanings. Brought here by the Royal Embassy of The Netherlands, the exhibition reflects horrendous consequences of extreme nationalism. The show will continue till March 8. — A Tribune photograph

Vacant posts issue dogs UT Engg Wing
Chandigarh, March 1
Following the murder of Executive Engineer V.K. Chopra, the Engineering Wing is faced with a unique situation. The issue of vacant posts has once again surfaced. UT cadre officers have obtained a stay against posting of those on deputation against vacant posts. A few engineers have been suspended, while a couple of the engineers of the UT cadre have been dismissed from service.

Cricket hooks PGI doctors
Chandigarh, March 1
Cricket fever gripped everyone in the city even the doctors at the ongoing Spring Fest-2003 in the PGI. From 1.30 pm till the match ended, the cricket buffs remained glued to their seats watching Indians and Pakistanis playing against each other, at the Bhargava auditorium.

APS Raising Day
Chandigarh, March 1
The Army Postal Service (APS) corps celebrated its 31st anniversary in Chandi Mandir, Western Command Headquarters, near here, today.

Sikh Regiment get-together
Chandigarh, March 1
The Sikh Regiment held a get-together for its serving and retired officers at Chandi Mandir, Western Command Headquarters, near here, today. The function was attended by a large number of serving and retired officers from all over Punjab and other parts of the country.


Fake pharmacist arrested
Chandigarh, March 1
The police has arrested Ajit Kumar Dogra allegedly for selling medicines by preparing a fake certificate from his shop at Badheri here. He has been booked under Sections 420, 467, 468 and 471 of the IPC.


Dept’s no to GSI programme
Chandigarh, March 1
Personal differences among faculty of Department of Geology at Panjab University cast a shadow over the academic programme of the Geological Survey of India scheduled for today.

Science Day celebrations end
Chandigarh, March 1
A number of science related academic competitions marked the conclusion of the Science Day celebrations at Panjab University here yesterday. These included quiz, debate, paper reading, science exhibition and collage making, besides others.


An assortment of gags
A few minutes into ‘‘40 Days and 40 Nights’’ (Kiran) and it seems one has stumbled upon a porn movie. Explicit scenes, suggestive dialogues. But what follows is an anti-climax. The director takes a pledge to turn the film into America’s first no-sex comedy. The result: Josh Hartnett’s (of “Pearl Harbour” fame) vow of celibacy for 40 days and 40 nights after the unceremonious end of his last relationship and his friends’ resolve to break it at any cost.

‘Hum Pyar Tumhi Se...’ lacks in originality
HE disastrous run of releases from Bollywood in the past couple of years continues unabated with ‘Hum Pyar Tumhi Se Kar Baithe’( Nirman) likely to be yet another addition to the “also ran” category of releases.


Dharam, Navpreet win boxing titles
Chandigarh, March 1
Dharam Singh of Chandigarh surged ahead in bantam weight category section on the second day of the 10th All India AK Misra Memorial boxing championship being played here at the Skating Rink, Sector 10. Dharam Singh outplayed Subhash Kumar in the knockoutround.


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