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Violence, cane charge mark civic poll
Dera Bassi, March 9
Violence marked the Dera Bassi Municipal Council poll in which four persons were injured, one of them seriously, here today. Tension brewed in different wards during the polling process following allegations and counter allegations levelled by candidates and their supporters.
Policemen overpower a person during a mild cane Policemen overpower a person during a mild cane charge during the Dera Bassi municipal council poll on Sunday.

5 booked in illicit relations case
SAS Nagar, March 9
The police has booked five persons on the charge of having illicit relations with a girl, claiming to be a minor, who delivered a child in the PGI on March 1.


PU Syndicate to take up Randhawa, Rathore cases
Chandigarh, March 9
The reply of Dr Surjit Singh Randhawa, Principal of the SGGS Khalsa College, Mahilpur, to the show-cause notice served on him regarding an alleged fraud committed by him in changing his date of birth, the report on irregularities in the accounts of the Panjab University’s Department of Sports, the case concerning the issuance of a show-cause notice to Mr J.S. Rathore, lecturer in commerce in the Department of Correspondence Studies and initiation of disciplinary action against him are among the major issues to be debated upon during the university’s syndicate meeting, scheduled to be held on March 15.

Sec 46 phones go on the blink
Chandigarh, March 9
If one’s phone goes out of order on Sunday, one can simply curse one’s luck, as Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has no provision to repair the lines on a holiday.

Sarpanch suspended 
Mullanpur Garibdass, March 9
The Department of Rural Development and Panchyat, Punjab has suspended the Sarpanch of Mullanpur-Garibdass village, Deewan Singh, for allegedly embezzling Rs 1.19 lakh and issuing fake no-objection certificates, which led to encroachments at the village.

“Politician” husbands are now realising their political aspirations through their Councillor wives. The otherwise “happy at home” wives are also only too glad to swap places and be the centre of all attention. With certain wards having been reserved exclusively for women, they have been forced to join politics only because these seats were reserved for women and not men.
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Plan for curbing carcass menace
Chandigarh, March 9
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh plans to set up a carcass utilisation centre in the city to dispose of carcasses in a scientific manner, as recommended by a high-powered committee constituted by the Supreme Court on solid waste management.

No funds, but malba in plenty 
Chandigarh, March 9
The Sector-29 Central Government officers' houses have been facing apathy of the Chandigarh Administration and municipal corporation for the past more than eight years.

Another Left forum coming up
Chandigarh, March 9
A peoples democratic forum is taking shape at the national level. The forum will carry on the class struggle and evolve alternatives to globalisation. In the forefront of the yet another Left organisation is trade unionist V.B. Charian. He was expelled from the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in 1998.

KKU protest today
Chandigarh, March 9
The Punjab unit of the Kirti Kisan Union (KKU) has decided to hold an indefinite dharna at Matka Chowk here from tomorrow. Mr Hardev Singh Sandhu, president of the union, in a press note said the dharna would be held in protest against the increase in fertiliser and pesticide prices in the Budget, and Punjab Government’s decision to impose 4 per cent tax on fertiliser.


28 members of a gang rounded up 
Panchkula, March 9
The police today rounded up 28 members of a gang allegedly involved in land grabbing cases and operating in Pinjore, while they were trying to come to the district courts here.

One held for forgery, cheating
Chandigarh, March 9
After waiting for over four months, the Chandigarh Police has finally come to the rescue of Tara Devi, a resident of Naya Gaon, who had been forced out of her house by her only son, Arjun. A police team from the Sector 11 police station today arrested the woman’s son and booked him for cheating and forgery.

Missing beldar’s body found
Chandigarh, March 9
The body of a 52 year-old beldar of the Chandigarh Public Works Department (PWD) was found near a tubewell in the Leisure Valley, Sector 10, here late this evening. No external injury marks were found on the body. The trousers of the victim, Mehar Chand, was lying alongside the body.


‘Dairy industry at crossroads’
Chandigarh, March 9
The Indian dairy industry has reached a crossroads, where neither the consumers nor the producers are able to get value for their money and efforts. It is ironical that though India is one of the highest milk producers in the world, the industry has no competitive edge in the global market.


DAV School installs solar lights 
Chandigarh, March 9
In an effort to cut down on the increasing power consumption, DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, has taken the initiative by installing 12 solar lights on the campus. Mr Ravinder Talwar, Principal of the school, says alternative sources of energy can be useful for the purpose and it is time to bring these out of science books to day-to day-life.

Tender hearts win hearts
Chandigarh, March 9
Tiny tots of Ashiana Public School, Sector 9, wore colourful dresses and danced to the latest numbers as the school celebrated its annual day and sports day here today. It was not just colour and hues of the dancing figures which made the show spectacular.
Students of Ashiana Public School, Sector 9, Chandigarh, perform a dance at a school function on Sunday.

Students of Ashiana Public School, Sector 9, Chandigarh, perform a dance

Emphasis at Dikshant is on learning not teaching
The emphasis at Dikshant is on learning and not on teaching. In order to realise this vision an ambience hods been created where children want to learn. Knowledge is not just imparted but students are trained to experiment, collate information, draw inferences and to arrive at their own conclusions. We believe that real learning comes from doing things, taking the knowledge thus learnt and applying it in other situations not on teaching.
A view of Dikshant International School, Industrial Area, Phase I Panchkula
A view of Dikshant International School Industrial Area, Phase I Panchkula

‘We make children enjoy education’ 
he is an intelligent administrator who believes in team work and leading from the front and has a strong belief that real learning comes from doing things, taking the knowledge thus learnt and applying it in other situation.

Paradigm shift in education

ducation plays the greatest role in diffusing or cleansing national character. There was a time when ours was not an independent country. In that state a particular kind of education was imposed on this country. It was not in tune with Indian culture and life of the people.

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All-India Fine Arts show opens
Chandigarh, March 9
The All-India Fine Arts exhibition which opened at Government Museum and Art Gallery, Sector 10 yesterday has a huge collection to boast of. You hardly see such a wide spectrum of works under a single roof.

Thousand visit Spring Fest
Panchkula, March 9
The Panchkula Spring Fest organised by Haryana Urban Development Authority each year has once again failed to get out of the shadow of Festival of Gardens held at Chandigarh. Though the festival concluded amid the usual festivity at Town Park today, residents were left somewhat wanting for more.

A child artiste enthralls the crowd at Spring Fest 2003 held at Town Park, Panchkula, on Sunday.— Tribune photo Parvesh Chauhan

A child artiste enthralls the crowd at Spring Fest 2003 held at Town Park

7-yr-old and 4 serials under her belt
Chandigarh, March 9
Pragati Trikha is just seven-year-old but she wants to enter showbiz and has lost no time in this regard. This young girl has already acted in four serials and signed a Bollywood production“ Sanso ka Sargam”.

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Diabetes can lead to kidney failure
Chandigarh, March 9
Residents beware! Diabetes can actually lead to kidney failure. You may find it hard to believe, but experts from across the seas, attending a conference at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research here, insist half the patients suffering from diabetes end up with failed kidneys.

Blood donation camp held
Chandigarh, March 9
More than 150 units of blood were donated at the 10th annual blood donation camp organised by the Utttarakhand Yuva Manch at Garhwal Bhavan, Sector 29, here today.


Jacob honours sportspersons
Chandigarh, March 9
More than 100 sportspersons, including coaches, were today honoured by the Punjab Governor and Administrator, UT, Lieut Gen JFR Jacob, (retd), today here at a function held at the Lake Club here. 

The Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), interacts with players who had won medals at the 32nd National Games and other open national championships, at the Lake Club in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photo
The Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob , interacts with players who had won medals at the 32nd National Games and other open national championships,

Veterans TT meet concludes
Chandigarh, March 9
Mangla Saraf of Maharashtra and K.K. Rai of Maharashtra emerged winners in the above-40 women’s and men’s sections, respectively, of the 10th National Veterans Table Tennis championship, which concluded here this evening at the Sector 23 TT hall.


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