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30 tolas of gold found from judge’s locker
Chandigarh, May 13
As the absconding local Judicial Magistrate, S.S. Bhardwaj, eluded arrest for the third day today, the CBI seized at least 30 tolas of gold jewellery from a locker of the arrested Jalandhar District and Sessions Judge, R.M. Gupta, today.

Bar Council for strict action
Chandigarh, May 13
The Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana today demanded strict action against suspended judicial officers— Jalandhar's District and Sessions Judge R.N Gupta and UT Judicial Magistrate (First Class) S.S Bhardwaj — booked by the CBI in a corruption case.

Mayor meets Verma, seeks more grants
Chandigarh, May 13
Mayor Subhash Chawla today urged the UT Administrator, Justice O.P. Verma, to accept the Municipal Corporation resolution imposing 2 per cent property tax.

Rain brings relief from heat
Chandigarh, May 13
Rain in the city and its surrounding areas in the evening brought relief from the ongoing heat wave. The rain started at around 6pm and continued for half hour. Clouds made the skies dark and reduced visibility. There was bright sunshine in the morning but as the day progressed, there was dust haze, leading to rain in the evening.

A couple enjoys the cool weather after a brief but heavy downpour lashed the city on Tuesday evening. — Photo Pankaj Sharma
A couple enjoys the cool weather after a brief but heavy downpour lashed the city

Suicide bid: probe begins
SAS Nagar, May 13
The 12-year-old girl student, who allegedly tried to kill herself yesterday by consuming some cleaning liquid in the school toilet, was discharged from the Civil Hospital here today though no arrests have been made in the case so far.

Alert cops nab 2 criminals
Chandigarh, May 13
Alert cops on a police control room gypsy (Amb-15) chased and rounded up two residents of Ambala Cantonment who were fleeing on a scooter after snatching Rs 800 from Mr Gurdip Singh in Sector 37 here today.

PGI curriculum ‘needs change’
Chandigarh, May 13
It was eventually after a long-fought legal battle, that Prof Sudha Suri, head of the Radiodiagnosis Department at the PGI, has been able to make it to the post of Dean at the premier medical institute of north India.


Challan drive in Apni Mandis ‘ineffective’
Chandigarh, May 13
A vegetable-seller looks patiently as an official of the encroachment wing of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation fills the challan slip.
Handing over the slip to her, he demands the balance that she uses to weigh vegetables. Her son picks up a mini-gas cylinder to hand over as surety.

SAD favours property tax
Chandigarh, May 13
The local unit of the SAD here today supported the imposition of 5 per cent tax on commercial, industrial and institutional properties. Addressing a press conference here today, its president Gurpartap Singh Riar said, “The imposition of tax will help improve facilities in the city, whose services are on the verge of collapse.”

Slum-dwellers construct cemented structure
SAS Nagar, May 13
Taking advantage of being on the ‘no man’s land’ between Chandigarh and SAS Nagar, residents of the illegal Nehru Colony have now taken a major step in an attempt to establish their hold over the land they have encroached upon.

A cemented entrance is being constructed by Nehru Colony residents after breaking the Chandigarh-SAS Nagar demarcation wall constructed by PUDA. — A Tribune photograph
A cemented entrance is being constructed by Nehru Colony residents

Abattoir shares wall with houses
Panchkula, May 13
Though a slaughterhouse constructed by the Panchkula administration is located away from its residential areas, but it shares a wall with several houses in the neighbouring area of Punjab.

Subscribers hail BSNL rollback
Chandigarh, May 13
The telephone subscribers have hailed the decision of the BSNL to slash its tariff rates with effect from May 17. Mr Arun Shourie, Communications Minister, today announced a cut in the local call rates from basic telephone to cellular phone from Rs 2.40 per minute to Rs 1.20 per minute.

Ban on smoking at public places from today
Chandigarh, May 13
Smoking will be banned from tomorrow in auditoriums, hospital buildings, health institutions, educational institutions, libraries, court buildings, public offices and public conveyances including trains.

48 employees found absent
Panchkula, May 13
As many as 48 employees in different departments were found absent during a surprise check conducted by the SDM, Panchkula, Mr Inder Singh, at the Mini Secretariat today.


Car dealer commits suicide
Chandigarh, May 13
A 40-year-old man dealing in the sale and purchase of second-hand cars committed suicide by hanging himself in his Sector 21 house here this evening Nihal Singh was alone at home when he hanged himself.

Three arrested for theft in milk booth
Chandigarh, May 13
The police today arrested three persons in connection with a theft at a milk booth in Sector 27. According to information, a shopkeeper reported that a TV set, some cash and other items had been stolen from his milk booth.


Market Committee revenue up by 1.2 cr
Chandigarh, May 13
The Market Committee of the union territory has increased its income by Rs 1.2 crore by taking the present fee collection from Rs 2.26 crore to Rs 3.46 crore during 2002-2003. With nearly a 50 per cent increase in the fee collection, the committee has approved a Rs 5 lakh subsidy on the purchase of tarpaulins for farmers of the city.

Honda Eterno launched
Chandigarh, May 13
After the success of Activa and Dio models, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt Ltd has introduced Honda Eterno, a geared scooter, in the market. It is priced at Rs 31,263 ex-showroom in Chandigarh, Mr Karan Gilhotra, MD, Platinum Honda, said here today. Aimed at the middle income class, he said the Eterno would have additional features like guaranteed mileage of 60 kmpl in the city, easy to operate one direction gear system, neutral lock, extra loading capacity and additional foot rest space.

Honda Eterno, geared scooter, was launched in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Honda Eterno, geared scooter, was launched in Chandigarh

Drive to promote Kinetic Zing
Chandigarh, May 13
Kinetic Engineering Ltd has launched a campaign to promote its new model of Kinetic Zing. The company has signed an agreement with Ms Karisma Kapoor, famous Hollywood star, to endorse its brand.


Confusion over exam rules
Law students not allowed to write papers
Chandigarh, May 13
The Law Department of Panjab University is in a piquant situation yet again as certain LLM students have not been allowed to appear in the ongoing semester examination for failing to have the minimum attendance. They were asked to leave the examination hall once they were seated.

Many students benefited from CBSE scam
Chandigarh, May 13
Several students of CBSE in Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh “benefited” from the scam involving tampering with answersheets of this year’s matric and senior secondary examinations. The exact number of the beneficiaries is yet to be ascertained.

Johar inspects college, transfers Principal
SAS Nagar, May 13
The Punjab Minister for Higher Education, Mr Harnam Dass Johar, inspected Government College here today and seeing the poor upkeep of the institution ordered the transfer of the college Principal, Mr Tarlochan Singh Sohi.

Seminar on NCC awareness
Chandigarh, May 13
A seminar on NCC awareness and motivation was organised at Shivalik Public School here today. About 500 cadets from 21 institutions in Chandigarh and Punjab attended the seminar which was inaugurated by the Deputy Director General, NCC, Brig D.S. Dhillon.

NCC cadets present a folk dance during a seminar on NCC awareness and motivation organised at Shivalik Public School in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

NCC cadets present a folk dance during a seminar on NCC awareness

Cultural institute established
Chandigarh, May 13
Established for promoting creativity among talented city students, a group of educationists have come together to serve the cultural and social cause of society through an institute named Srijan. 

Circular Motion
HE motion of an object around a fixed point where it remains equi-distance from the point at all times is called circular motion. If your twirl a weight around on a length of string, you have to pull on the string to keep the object in circular motion.

  • Angular momentum precession

  • How & Why: Gyroscope


Beant case: CBI files reply
Chandigarh, May 13
The CBI today filed a reply acting on an application moved by the one of the accused, Jagtar Singh Tara, in the Beant Singh assassination case in the special court in the Model Burail Jail.

Warrant Officer ‘didn’t secure Jindal’s release’
Chandigarh, May 13
In a representation addressed to the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, SAS Nagar resident Surinder Jindal today claimed that the Warrant Officer, appointed by Mr Justice K.C. Gupta of the high court, failed to secure her husband’s release from the illegal custody of the officials at Phase VIII police station.



Use it or lose it
t wasn't long when fat people were regarded as healthy and prosperous. Even as recently as 25-odd years ago, celebrities such as Madhubala, Meena Kumari and even Hema Malini would be considered "too big" by today's accepted modeling standards.
  • Start your day right

A view of a health and fitness clinic in Sec 8, Chandigarh. — Tribune photo Pankaj Sharma

A view of a health and fitness clinic in Sec 8, Chandigarh

New trends
f anybody wants to see the latest, high tech, digital products from Samsung - All they need to do is to walk into the established Samsung DigitAll home located at Sector 8-C, Chandigarh.

Miss India Pacific coming today
Chandigarh, May 13
Femina Miss India Pacific Parmita Katkar will be in Chandigarh tomorrow. This beauty queen will give away “Certificates of Appreciation” to students of National Institute of Fashion Design (NIFD), Chandigarh, pursuing their short term course.

Chhattisgarh artefacts come to city
Chandigarh, May 13
Come tomorrow and the city will rise to beautiful, earthy creations from the land of Chhattisgarh. Being brought to Chandigarh for the first time, the Chhattisgarh handicrafts and handloom exhibition, opening tomorrow at Lala Lajpat Rai Bhavan, Sector 15, will unveil the rich tradition of the state which boasts of a treasure house of skilled artisans.


PGI Dean controversy still not over
Chandigarh, May 13
Would the move by the PGI Governing Body to placate Dr Sarla Gopalan, Head of the Gynaecology Department, by making her the Sub-Dean finally put an end to the controversy revolving around the post of Dean, which has remained embroiled in legal controversy for some time now ?

Health campaign in city schools from today
Chandigarh, May 13
With obesity and other health related problems afflicting schoolchildren in the city on a large scale, an adolescent health and nutrition campaign is being launched in 100 city schools from tomorrow.

Dental camp organised
Chandigarh, May 13
Over 1600 students will be examined during a three-day dental check-up camp being organised at Ajit Karam Singh International Public School in Sector 41. The camp will conclude on May 15.

Students being examined at a two-day dental camp organised at Ajit Karam Singh International Public School in Sector 41, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Students being examined at a two-day dental camp

Blood donation camp at Deep Nursing Home
Chandigarh, May 13
As many as 52 residents donated blood at a camp organised by Rotary Chandigarh Shivalik in association with the Old Stephenian School Society and the Blood Transfusion Department of Sector 16 General Hospital.


Tennis ranking meet from May 26
Chandigarh, May 13
Chandigarh is all set to host the All-India Tennis Association ranking event, named AITA junior tour, at six synthetic courts at the Sector 10 Tennis Stadium.
  • Simranjit scores century

Simranjit Singh of SAS Nagar in action while Rajiv Rishi tries to stop the ball in the Punjab Inter-district (under-17) Cricket Tournament at PCA Stadium in SAS Nagar, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Simranjit Singh of SAS Nagar in action while Rajiv Rishi tries to stop the ball

City gals feel ‘depressed’ over Mongia’s marriage
Chandigarh, May 13
It is a reality so many city youngsters, who consider men-in-blue more than just cricketers, are finding hard to cope up with. Two weeks before Dinesh Mongia’s wedding with Chennai-based Aarti is scheduled to be held, they are holding conferences in cafeterias and fast food joints.

Young enthusiasts flock to CLTA
Chandigarh, May 13
More than 400 tennis enthusiasts in the age group 6-11 and about 40 in the below six age group are enrolled with the CLTA. While senior players practice on main 12 courts, the mini age group play on the two small courts.

Budding trainees at a practice session in the Sector 10 Tennis Stadium in Chandigarh on Tuesday.

Budding trainees at a practice session in the Sector 10 Tennis Stadium in Chandigarh

Bowling association elects office-bearers
Chandigarh, May 13
Rana Gurmit Sodhi, president of the Chandigarh Olympic Association, was today elected the president of the Chandigarh Bowling Association, at the annual general meeting of the association held today. Mr Kewal Singh Dhillon, a prominent industrialist, was elected chairman of the association.


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