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On-wheel mobile users to get tickets
Chandigarh, September 16
The UT traffic police today launched a 15-day special drive to discourage motorists from using mobile phone while driving. Those found using the cell phone, while driving a vehicle will be challaned, which may run up to Rs 1,100. They will be challaned for ‘‘driving dangerously ’’.
Besides other places, the police today set up nakas near Matka Chowk, Aroma traffic light point and all entry and exit points of the city for the purpose.

Polythene bags banned, but not all
Chandigarh, September 16
The Department of Environment, Chandigarh Administration, today banned polythene bags and plastic carry bags of thickness less than 30 microns and of size less than 8 inches by 12 inches in the city.

3 Blind School students hurt in mishap
Chandigarh, September 16
Three blind children received minor injuries today when their school bus rammed into a Haryana Roadways bus (HR 37 8805) which suddenly applied brakes to avoid hitting cows on Dakshin Marg in front of the GMCH, Sector 32.


An injured blind child being taken for treatment after his school bus collided with a Haryana Roadways bus near Sector 32 hospital in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

An injured blind child being taken for treatment after his school bus collided with a Haryana Roadways bus

National air race from Nov 20
Union Minister may fly first leg
Chandigarh, September 16
The Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Mr R.P.S. Rudy, is expected to fly the inaugural leg of the national air race from Chandigarh. Stating this here today, the Chairman of the Chandigarh chapter of the Aeronautical Society of India, Air Cmde S.B. Prashar, said there were indications that the minister, who holds a private pilot’s licence, would fly the Chandigarh-Hindon leg, though final confirmation in this regard was awaited.

Emerging from her mother’s shadow
Chandigarh, September 16
“Let my breath merge with cosmic breath…let my body be done to dust…let self-consciousness lose all meaning and the soul reign supreme…”
For those who seek purpose in art, life is bound to be an affair in harmony. Danseuse Kiran Sehgal’s life is no exception to the rule.

Odissi dancer Kiran Sehgal, weaves a magical spell at YPS, SAS Nagar, where she performed for SPIC MACAY on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma

Odissi dancer Kiran Sehgal, weaves a magical spell at YPS, SAS Nagar, where she performed for SPIC MACAY


Repeal rent Act, cry landlords
Chandigarh, September 16
Property owners of the city have demanded that the rent act be repealed totality and asked the political parties to come clean on the issue lest they may face the music later.

No petrol price hike for now
Chandigarh, September 16
Even as the Chandigarh Administration today clarified that there was no proposal to revise the rate of sales tax on petrol, for the time being, several queries are being raised in official circles as to how come a meeting was convened between officials of the Administration and the petroleum dealers of the city to discuss the hike.

Lake Club general manager resigns
Chandigarh, September 16
The general manager of the Lake Club, Sector 1, here Lieut-Col Madhu Berry (retd), resigned from his job this evening. He was facing an enquiry into the alleged financial irregularities of funds and accounts of the club being run by the Sports Department.

Sale of unstamped meat resumes
Chandigarh, September 16
Five months after the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh launched a major drive to check the sale of unstamped meat, the illegal supply of meat to shops has resumed in the city. Unlicensed slaughter houses are meeting the daily requirement of around 120 quintals of meat in the city.

Disco timing to go on till Nov 10
Chandigarh, September 16
The Chandigarh Administration today extended its order allowing owners of restaurants, pubs, discotheques, clubs, wine shops and road side hawkers to keep their establishments open till 1 a.m. on weekdays.

Panchkula Diary
ESI tag for Sec 19 dispensary
Panchkula, September 16
The government dispensary in Sector 19, will now be converted to ESI dispensary. A decision to this effect was taken during the single window service meeting of the Haryana Chamber of Commerce and Industry with the administration today.

Sexual harassment at workplace alleged
Panchkula, September 16
A stenographer in the District Town Planning office has accused the District Town Planner (Enforcement), Panchkula, of sexually harassing her at workplace. Acting on her complaint, Director Town and Country Planning, Haryana, Mr N.C. Wadhwa, today shifted the stenographer from under DTP (Enforcement), Mr Aniruddh K. Sharma, and transferred her under DTP (Planning), Ms Geeta Prakash.


Woman commits suicide
Chandigarh, September 16
A “mentally unstable” 30-year-old woman Sarita Pandey, mother of two children and wife of a labourer, today committed suicide in Pandit Colony Kajheri, police said. She died on the spot.

Man crushed to death by bus
Chandigarh, September 16
The failure of the Chandigarh Police to carry out the ban order regarding the movement of inter-state buses on Dakshin Marg took a life here today. A man was crushed to death by a Haryana Roadways bus of Hisar depot opposite Pracheen Hanuman Mandir, Sector 32 at 7 p.m.


Market pulse
Kinetic launches 4 bikes
Chandigarh, September 16
The Kinetic Engineering has launched four new models under the ‘Kinetic Biking’ brand. In the performance and premium segment, the company has launched two motor cycles under the GF 170 series, ‘GF 170 city’ and ‘GF laser.’ Other two models are ‘Velocity’ and ‘Boss 115’.

TRAI directive to basic telecom operators
Chandigarh, September 16
Coming down on basic telecom operators who provide land line phones, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has directed the companies not to “discriminate” against private Internet service providers and provide similar facilities to other ISPs also.


Students made aware of holes in ozone layer

Chandigarh, September 16
The Indian Council for Environmental Education organised a training camp-cum-rally at DAV Senior Secondary School in Sector 8 here today.
Inaugurating the camp, Mr Ravinder Talwar, Principal of the school emphasised the need for using ozone friendly substance to save the green planet.

Students present a show depicting the ill-effects of ozone layer depletion at Mount Carmel School, Sector 47, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.

Students present a show depicting the ill-effects of ozone layer depletion

Harpreet KaurTraining programme for principals
Chandigarh, September 16
Discussions on a number of academic issues confronting various schools and the emerging role of the principals in global dynamics dominated the six-day training programme on “Strategic Leadership for Schools in Changing Environment” held recently at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

From Colleges
World Peace Day celebrated
Chandigarh, September 16
A number of contests marked the World Peace Day celebrations at Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, here today. Students enthusiastically participated in poster-making, essay-writing and poetry-writing on the theme of world peace.

Creations with rags
Chandigarh, September 16
The week-long art and craft exhibition organised by Pidilite Industries Limited at Dev Samaj Polytechnic for Women concluded with an exhibition on the college premises in Sector 45, here today.

Students rejoice on the occasion of concluding ceremony of art and craft exhibition at Dev Samaj College, Polytechnic for Women, Sector 35, in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
Students rejoice on the occasion of concluding ceremony of art and craft exhibition

Sector 39 SHO tops MA (police administration)
Mr K.I.P. SinghChandigarh, September 16
The Sector 39 Station House Officer, Mr K.I.P. Singh, has topped the MA in Police Administration this year from Guru Nanak Dev University.
The police officer, the only one in the city to have the qualification, told the Chandigarh Tribune that now he would urge the Administration to promote him to the post of the DSP by following the recently notified Punjab Police rules.


SC to hear most pleas against Golden Forests
Chandigarh, September 16
About 25 lakh hapless investors, who had invested crores of rupees in the defaulting Golden Forest firm, may heave a sigh of relief, with the Supreme Court of India allowing some significant writ petitions against the firm to be placed for hearing and direction before its Bench.

High Court
CBI directed to probe rape case
Chandigarh, September 16
In less than four years after a Dehra Dun district resident was allegedly thrown out of a train, along with her son, following rape by police officials, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today ordered probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation.

Finalise tender on CT machine: HC
Chandigarh, September 16
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today gave the UT Administration three days time to finalise tenders regarding the setting up of a CT scan machine at the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32.


Festival concludes at classic note
Chandigarh, September 16
The final day of the ongoing Pracheen Kala Kendra festival at Mohali wrapped up with classic presentation coming from two masters of their respective forms. Where on the one hand was Pt Lachhman Singh Seen, the celebrated musician of the Punjab gharana who spinned magic with his tabla, on the other hand was Vandana Kaul, the winner of this year’s Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award and the worthy disciple of kathak exponent Pt Rajendra Gangani.

Fall between two stools
Chandigarh, September 16
It takes a perfect production to convince the audience of the power of theatre. Every time a relevant tale is told on stage, one is left wondering over the way it impacts the mind.


Suresh Bhardwaj plays a fastidious father in “Yatra dar Yatra”, which was presented at Tagore Theatre during the ongoing National Theatre Festival. — A Tribune photo

Suresh Bhardwaj plays a fastidious father in "Yatra dar Yatra"

Canadian TV channel to honour Cheema
Chandigarh, September 16
Watno Dur TV of Canada has announced its second, annual awards for artists, who have excelled in different fields of art, culture and music in the realm of Punjabi music.

IAF band to perform in city
Chandigarh, September 16
The IAF’s Air Warrior Symphony Concert will play in the city in the last week of October. The Air Officer Commanding, No. 3 Base Repair Depot, Air Cmde S.B. Prashar, told reporters here today that the Rose Garden, Sector 16, had been selected as the venue for the 90-member band’s performance.

Forget all about summer clothes, go in for the autumn collection
orget all about simple cotton shirts over faded denims. They were good for the summers. For the autumn of 2003, go in for something cool and trendy. So many fashion houses, including the United Colors of Benetton, have launched Autumn 2003 collection.

Girls, go in for Gothic
Okay girls, not that you have decided to stack your summer clothes in some remote corner of your cupboard, go in for the autumn collection. Here are the details of the stuff you can pick up from the showrooms after taking out crisp currency notes from your wallet.


UT refuses cash to Eye Bank
Chandigarh, September 16
Facing with a severe financial crunch, the Chandigarh Eye Bank Society is finding the going tough. The UT Administration has refused to bail it out by declining a Rs 2 lakh annual grant-in-aid.

PGI Prof to receive award
Chandigarh, September 16
Dr Pratibha Singhi will be presented the Medical Scientist Award for 2002-03 in Udaipur on September 17 by the Dr Shurvir Singh Trust for her outstanding contribution to medical sciences, especially in the fields of pediatric neurology and neurodevelopment.


Harleen nets 3 titles in badminton championship
Chandigarh, September 16
Harleen Kaur won three titles while H. Sarda Devi and Mandeep cornered two each in the 15th Chandigarh State Badminton Championship, which concluded today at the badminton hall, Sector 42.


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