Monday, March 17, 2003, Chandigarh, India

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Woman, son run over by Shatabdi, killed
Chandigarh/SAS Nagar, March 16
A woman, believed to be in her mid-thirties, and her seven-year-old son, was run over by the Chandigarh-bound Shatabdi Express near Mauli Jagran on the Chandigarh-Ambala section here today.

A critically injured Vandana Bhama being taken to hospital A critically injured Vandana Bhama being taken to hospital after being run over by a train on the Delhi-Chandigarh section of the track near Mauli Jagran. Later, she died in the hospital.
— A Tribune photograph

Man dumps wife to marry NRI
Chandigarh, March 16
Farzana (not her real name) had never thought that her husband, who had converted religion to marry her, would leave her in the lurch for his lust and greed. Having faced the brunt of social disgrace at the time of marriage, she was hardly left with any energy to face the unexpected hardships of the coming days in her life.




Special chance for Hons students
Chandigarh, March 16
All undergraduate students, who had taken Honours subjects but could not clear it in the first attempt, will now get a special chance to clear the same. This decision of the Panjab University Syndicate yesterday will, for the first time, bring cheer to thousands of such students, who otherwise had secured 50 per cent marks in the aggregate of B.A/B.Sc/B.Com (General).

In need of money to save son
Chandigarh, march 16
Despite the death of her husband and younger son within a span of four years, Sazda has still not lost faith in the Almighty, as she feels that God cannot be so unkind so as to take away her elder son as well.

College girl commits suicide
Chandigarh, March 16
A 22-year-old-girl of Sector 27, Harmeet Kaur, allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself in her house here this evening. 

With just a month to go for the Punjab Governor and Administrator of Chandigarh, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), to end his tenure, talk is on if the Governor, one of the heroes of the 1971 war with Pakistan, will be given an extension. People in Chandigarh want him to stay on as his style of governance has changed everything in the city.


Cong plan on Panchayati Raj bodies
Chandigarh, March 16
Congress representatives of the local bodies here today approved a party prepared draft action plan 2003-2008 envisaging a direct allocation of Rs 31,000 crore by the Central Government to these bodies bypassing the states.

Need for regional cooperation stressed
Chandigarh, March 16
A two-day conference on “Industrialisation of states in the northern region” concluded at the CRRID here today. The participating states were Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. The conference was chaired by Dr S.P. Gupta, Member, Planning Commission.

Property owners to approach Prime Minister
Chandigarh, March 16
The Property Owners’ Welfare Association will approach the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, to hand over the appeals of property owners seeking the removal of Rs 1,500 ceiling for the operation of the Rent Control Act. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the POWA held here yesterday.


Four thefts reported
Chandigarh, March 16
Four separate cases of theft have been reported in the city in the past 48 hours. According to the information available, Sukhwinder Singh, a resident of Sector 22, was caught red-handed while stealing a spare wheel of an Ambassador car from the MCTS Taxi stand in Sector 22. A case has been registered under Section 379 of the IPC.



80 college principals attend workshop
Chandigarh, March 16
A two-day seminar-cum-workshop on ‘Assessment and accreditation of higher educational institutions’ began at Panjab University here today. Principals from over 80 colleges affiliated to Panjab University and Punjabi University are participating in the workshop to orient themselves for getting assessed and accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council. 

591 get degrees
Students show their degrees
Chandigarh, March 16
As many as 591 students were awarded degrees at the annual convocation of DAV College, Sector 10, here today. The Chairman and Managing Director of Indian Airlines, Mr Sunil Arora, was the chief guest on the occasion.
Students show their degrees after the convocation at DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Sunday. 
— A Tribune photograph

Seminar concludes
Chandigarh, March 16

A two-day seminar on specific learning disability organised by Optimising Development in Education, an organisation founded by Ms Bharati Kapoor as part of their three month orientation course -“TEACH LD (to enhance action for children having Learning Disability)” concluded here today.

Blossoms School, Patiala
Imparting human values through teaching
tarted as a preparatory School in 1981 by three Trustees - Mrs Daisy Grewal, Mrs Sant Chahal and Mrs Ravi Singh, Blossoms School Patiala has now blossomed into a full fledged educational institution with a CBSE affiliation. The School recognises the need to imbibe in its students the fundamentals of human behaviour and basic good sense above all. 

Principal Ms Ravi SinghEducation system should enable one to earn a livelihood
lossoms school Principal Mrs Ravi Singh thinks that giving individual attention to each child is very important and ensures each class room does not have more than 30 students. 

Poems by students

  • Trees ask

  • Laugh a little

Brain Teasers

Child’s worldview
he most intricate process if one comes to think deeply and observe very closely is the changing behavioural pattern in a child’s growth when norming, denorming and renorming is taking place, sometime overtly and at the other times covertly.

Daily News Quiz



Hungarian ensemble casts a spell
Members of a troupe from Hungary
Chandigarh, March 16
Sound Mandala - the musical evening rendered by the Kvintesszencia Ensemble of Hungary promised to take one on a journey that starts from the worldly affairs and ends in spiritualism. But when the seven members of the group created music together with simple folk instruments in the English Department auditorium at Panjab University today, even the simple emotion of human mind came out with a halo of divinity.
Members of a troupe from Hungary perform at the Evening Studies Auditorium at Panjab
University in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph


Prevent childhood blindness, say experts
Chandigarh, March 16
Stressing the need for focussing on childhood blindness, ophthalmologists today said that adequate attention needed to be paid towards the problems under the National programme for prevention of blindness.



JJ sports, Samsung XI to clash for trophy
Chandigarh, March 16
The JJ Sports Club and Samsung XI will clash in the final of the Kesar Singh Anand cricket tournament played at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19. In the semi-final, the JJ Sports Club defeated the Godrej Cricket Club by 49 runs, while Samsung XI outplayed Sports Promoters XI by three wickets in the other semi-final.

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