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1,000 pouches of illicit liquor seized
Chandigarh, August 24
The Chandigarh Police today arrested two persons and seized 1,000 pouches of Hero whisky estimated to be worth Rs 15,000 from the Railway gate in Daria, Industrial Area, Phase I, police station.


At least 1,000 pouches of illicit liquor were seized from the possession of two persons in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

At least 1,000 pouches of illicit liquor were seized from the possession of two persons in Chandigarh

Cops’ involvement in crime on the rise
SAS Nagar, August 24
In the past one year, many of the major instances of crime in the township showed the direct or indirect involvement of policemen.


Sword-wielding Togadia’s men ruled the day
Chandigarh, August 24
Supporters of the Vishva Hindu Parishad brandished swords at the Chandigarh railway station and in Panchkula, even as the administration and the police stood as mere spectators to the violation of the Arms Act.

Kids evolve plays from their problems
Theatre fest from today
Chandigarh, August 24
When young turks brimming with brilliance are awarded an opportunity to create something, they invariably end up producing class. A similar experiment had been going on in six city schools over the past one year, which saw the Centre for Education and Voluntary Action, a local NGO, supplement school education with learning through theatre.

Ropar resident held with 31 kg of poppy husk
Chandigarh, August 24
The Crime Branch of the Chandigarh Police today arrested a resident of Ropar district along with 31 kg of poppy husk at Attawa Chowk here.
The 55-year-old man, Sohan Singh, who is a truck driver and resident of Dungwal village under Nurpur Bedi police station, was allegedly carrying the contraband in two bags when he was arrested on tip-off, the police said.

Minor rams car into house
Chandigarh, August 24
A green Maruti car rammed into the wall of a house (No. 2125) in Sector 38 here today.
The car was allegedly being driven by a minor, who managed to run away from the scene immediately after the accident.

TRUST youngsters to go to any length to gratify their passions. The other day a group of seniors from some department of Panjab University were busy grilling a section of freshers to the same course. Gathered in large numbers, the seniors were guiding the freshers through the normal ragging schedule.

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Common civil code opposed
Chandigarh, August 24
Supreme Court’s suggestion to have a common civil code here today was virtually rejected by a group of minorities’ organisations which passed a resolution favouring separate personal laws for each minority.

Justice Kuldip Singh presides over a national seminar on “The future of minorities in present Indian scenario”, organised by the Shiromani Khalsa Panchayat at Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
Justice Kuldip Singh presides over a national seminar on "The future of minorities in present Indian scenario"

Bawa-Sisodia row gets murkier
Panchkula, August 24
The names of the Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Mr Virbhadra Singh, and the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, were yesterday dragged in the on- going tussle between the President of the Himachal Pradesh unit of the Indian National Trade Union Congress, Mr Amarjit Bawa, and Pinjore-based lawyer, Mr M.S. Sisodia.

Match-making goes mobile
Chandigarh, August 24
Marriages may be made in heaven but modern technology has begun to lend a helping hand to hasten the process. India’s first “cellular” marriage got under way today with the engagement ceremony of Ish Bajaj (26) of Chandigarh and Poonam Thapar (24) of Ludhiana, thanks to an innovative matrimonial service launched by a cellphone company.

Aviators line up for national air race
Chandigarh, August 24
The first ever national air race being organised in the country promises to be a grand and memorable event. The event has received a good response from aviators, with entries exceeding the expectations. Christened Air Race India: 2003, it is scheduled to begin on November 20.

Calf’s head as bait for cow!
SAS Nagar, August 24
Twenty-first century notwithstanding, there are people who still believe in superstitions, even if it amounts to subjecting animals to cruelty, for petty selfish gains.

Panels to advise DSPs on immoral trafficking
Chandigarh, August 24
The Social Welfare Department of Chandigarh Administration has formed special committees to advise Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP)-level officials on enforcing the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act. The term of the committees shall be two years.

Dappar, Lalru come under Shop Act
Lalru, August 24
Tightening the noose around the neck of shopkeepers in Dappar and Lalru, the Punjab Government has decided to enforce the Shop Act in these townships. Under the Act, shops will remain closed every Sunday with effect from today in both the markets.


Man succumbs to injuries
Chandigarh, August 24
SAS Nagar resident, Ved Raj Garg, who was injured in a road accident near Hallo Majra on Thursday, succumbed to his injuries at the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, yesterday.


Rhythmic Four organised

Chandigarh, August 24
In a competitive yet fun filled atmosphere, students and their parents took part in a musical bonanza called “The Rhythmic Four” organised by Rai School in its premises in Sector 48 here today. Five teams participated in the contest which had eight rounds based on different themes revolving around childhood memories and experiences.

Children participate in ‘antakshari’ held at Rai School, Sector 48, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Children participate in ‘antakshari’ held at Rai School, Sector 48, Chandigarh

Teaching kids through music
Chandigarh, August 24
Children in the city have suddenly woken up to an altogether new learning experience, where music rules the roost. Targeting kids between the age group of one to 13 years, a set of local music makers and singers has got together to create something novel to facilitate the learning process for kids.

Blending American and Indian education
School is an important institution that nurtures a child into a good human being. It not only imparts theoretical and practical knowledge to students, but also instills in them basic values like punctuality, giving respect to others, obedience, generosity, self-respect and self-reliance.

A view of Sanjay Public School, Sector 70, SAS Nagar. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan
A view of Sanjay Public School, Sector 70, SAS Nagar

‘Learning should be combined with fun’
ducation has been an important part of civilised life since the time of ‘gurukuls’. Teaching methods need to be changed according to the changing times. There is no doubt that the level and quality of education has improved, but there is always a need to make students understand things through easier and interesting methods of teaching.

Developing children’s interest in science
Dr Madhu ChitkaraT
he word ‘science’ has been derived from Latin word ‘scientia’, which means the knowledge of facts. It is a rational or the logical study of various phenomena and processes that make the universe and its constituents. It is that human endeavour that seeks to describe, with ever increasing accuracy, the events and circumstances that occur or exist in our natural environment.



Mann’s exit a respite for senior doctors
Chandigarh, August 24
The exit of the Government Medical College and Hospital Director Principal, Dr S.B.S. Mann, has come as a big respite for senior faculty members of the institute, who feel that now they will get a fair chance once the post is filled through the Union Public Service Commission.


Girls soccer meet final today
Chandigarh, August 24
Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Sector 26, will clash with Government Model Senior Secondary school, Sector 46 in the final of the Ist UT sub-junior girls soccer meet tomorrow at Shivalik Public School, Sector 41.

St. Xavier’s clinch soccer title
Chandigarh, August 24
St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, won the final of the ICSE Inter-School (Chandigarh region) Soccer Meet played today at the Panjab University grounds. They defeated St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, 2-1. Both the goals were scored by David for the winners.


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