Friday, March 21, 2003, Chandigarh, India

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4 Holi revellers die in mishap
Parwanoo, March 20
Four friends, who were going uphill to celebrate Holi, were killed in a freak road accident near the Timber Trail resorts yesterday. They belonged to the same neighbourhood in Pinjore.

Amit Sood

Sohan Lal 



Three die in related incidents
Chandigarh, March 20
It was literally a “ bloody” Holi for many as complete mayhem due to drunken driving, brawls and roadside accidents kept doctors at various city hospitals more than busy as three persons died and over 100 cases were reported by the time the riot with colours got over.





Candlelight procession against war
Chandigarh, March 20
As the coalition forces launched an attack on Iraq in the morning, city residents sat in front of the television sets for hours together watching news channels for the “latest developments”.

Members of the Indian Council of Social Welfare take out a candlelight procession against the war on Iraq, in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Photo: Manoj Mahajan

Members of the Indian Council of Social Welfare take out a candlelight procession against the war on Iraq

Discos allowed to serve beer
Chandigarh, March 20
The Chandigarh Administration today announced excise policy allowing discotheques to serve beer and run pubs while permitting the sale of ready-to-drink flavoured alcoholic concoctions being produced by companies to meet varying tastes. The good news for drinkers is that liquor may not become more expensive.

Owner catches car thief after chase
Chandigarh, March 20
An alert car owner today helped the police in solving at least four cases of auto theft from the Sector 17 area. The auto thief, Rajesh Kumar, was caught near the district courts complex this evening.

A special museum in Chandigarh houses rare folk instruments of Punjab and mementos of stalwarts of the field.
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An institute near Chandigarh imparts education through the time-tested education system of the "gurukul parampara."
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Revelry marks Holi

Chandigarh, March 20
Tearing excitement broke loose in the city yesterday as young revellers splashed colour all over the city. Enthusiastic shrieks of “Holi hai” mingled with the eternal roar of engines and constant din of trumpets as they bid adieu to the traffic rules.

HOLI HANGAMA: City residents took to the streets to celebrate Holi in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan

Suman released from Nari Niketan
Chandigarh, March 20
Mukesh Saini and Suman Saini who were separated after girl’s relatives beat up the boy two days ago, were united after being released by a local court. Mukesh was beaten up in front of the District Courts as the couple got married against wishes of girl’s relatives.

Mohali resident commits suicide
SAS Nagar, March 20
A resident of Phase V committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan here on the night of March 18.


Minor girls raped
SAS Nagar, March 20
A 14-year-old physically handicapped Nepalese girl was raped in Shai Majra village here last evening. The victim, who is polio afflicted and even deaf and dumb, has been staying in the village, along with her family, for the past many years.



Kalpana’s husband interacts with PEC students
Chandigarh, March 20
Kalpana Chawla was absolved of the fault in deployment of the robotic arm of the space shuttle, which had affected her first space mission in 1997. She was a mission specialist on board the shuttle’s STS-87 flight for carrying out research programmes in space.

Kalpana Chawla’s husband Jean-Pierre Harrison interacts with students of Punjab Engineering College in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Kalpana Chawla’s husband Jean-Pierre Harrison interacts with students of Punjab Engineering College


Garg files reply in court
Chandigarh, March 20
N.K. Garg, a chartered accountant who was arrested by the UT police in connection with a scam relating to income tax returns, today filed a reply to the plea moved by the police to get his handwriting sample and specimen signatures.


Dr Balamurali’s genius rules the day
Dr M. Balamurali KrishnaChandigarh, March 20
The four-day All-India Bhaskar Rao Nritya and Sangeet Sammelan commenced with a mesmerising vocal recital by the celebrated Carnatic musician Dr M. Balamurali Krishna. Noted for vibrancy of his voice across the world, Dr Balamurali Krishna performed in style, almost reproducing the ageless musical traditions before the audience of Tagore Theatre this evening.


4 marble shops razed
Chandigarh, March 20
A team of the UT Enforcement Wing demolished four unauthorised marble shops at Raipur Khurd village here today. However, shopkeepers were allowed two-day time to remove the marble lying on the spot.


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