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Drop in filing of IT returns
Department launches exercise to maximise revenue

Chandigarh, October 9

Thousands of income-tax payers in the City Beautiful have failed to file their annual income returns this year, according to figures available with the IT Department. 

Don't compare child with peers: doctor
Chandigarh, October 9
High parental expectations and comparing a child with his peers for his academic performance and other capabilities could lead to serious behavioural problems in young children.

Hippo calf picks up survival instincts
Chhat Bir, October 9
The 20-day-old Swena, a female hippopotamus calf , has fast picked up ‘survival instincts’ from her mother as she responds to every sound in and around her enclosure immediately.
IN THE MOTHERLY CARE IN THE MOTHERLY CARE: The 20-day-old female hippo calf being nudged lovingly by its mother at
Chhat Bir Zoo on Thursday. 
— Tribune photo by Karam Singh


Servant strangled old woman: police
Suspected murdererChandigarh, October 9
The 81-year-old mother of R.S. Mathauda, Income Tax Commissioner, Patiala, was today found to have been murdered at her Sector 33 residence by her servant who had been serving her since 1996.

Suspected murderer of Ajmer Kaur

Man commits suicide
SAS Nagar, October 9
Mukesh Kumar, a 20-year-old resident of Guru Nanak Colony in Phase 10, here committed suicide, hanging himself to death this afternoon. According to the police, the victim was suffering from depression due to the family’s poor economic condition. 

Avedna gets protection from High Court
Chandigarh, October 9
I regret nothing — the message was vivid in her bright cheerful eyes. They twinkled with enthusiasm even as a “mob” waited outside the courtroom to take her away “against her wishes”. “My father, my mother and brothers are among them,” Avedna Sharma alleged in a relaxed voice.

Mobile connection restored
Chandigarh, October 9
In a decision favouring mobile users, the Panchkula Consumer Court has directed Spice Communication Limited, Mohali, to restore the connection of a resident of Panchkula under the Consumer Protection Act.

Harbhajan Singh Halwarvi dead
Chandigarh, October 9
Former Editor of Punjabi Tribune Harbhajan Singh Halwarvi died following a brief illness at the PGI here this morning. He was 60 and is survived by his wife and a son. He was presently working as Editor of Punjabi daily, Desh Sewak. Halwarvi was Editor of Punjabi Tribune for 12 years.

2 Delhi residents die in accident
Zirakpur, October 9
Two members of a Delhi-based family died while three others sustained injuries, one seriously, after the car in which they were on their way to Chandigarh collided head-on with a truck coming from the opposite direction on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway, near here, late last night.



Change in Panchkula, Chd phone Nos
Chandigarh, October 9
All phone numbers of the BSNL and the private service provider, Connect, in Chandigarh and Panchkula will change from tomorrow midnight.

Raising day function of Territorial Army
Chandigarh, October 9
Territorial Army jawans take part in a canoeing competition Several sports and social events marked the 55th raising Day of the Territorial Army  here today. The highlight of the celebrations was a reception hosted for 50 officers and men of the Western Command TA Group by the Governor of Haryana, Babu Parmanand. Felicitating TA personnel on the occasion, the governor commended their role in war as well as peace.
Territorial Army jawans take part in a canoeing competition at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Readers Write
Liquor makes home a hell
iquor converts a home into an ‘ahata’. We celebrate happy occasions by serving liquor to our guests and friends. It is an irony that nobody objects such a practice on occasions of celebrations. Rather the host encourages his guests to consume more. And from here starts the beginning of an end of a sweet home.

Decomposed body still unidentified
Panchkula, October 9
The Chandi Mandir police has not been able to identify the man, whose decomposed body was found buried in a hillock near Naddha village last night.

Petrol samples taken
Panchkula, October 9
The District Food and Civil Supplies Department today collected petrol and diesel samples from three petrol stations in the township. The samples were collected to check if the percentage of ethanol mixed in petrol did not exceed its specified 5 per cent level.



2 cops held, let off by Bareilly police
Panchkula, October 9
Two policemen from the local police were apprehended by the Bareilly railway police for abetting the escape of an accused from their custody yesterday. Incidentally, they had themselves gone to the railway police in Bareilly to register a complaint regarding the accused having managed to give them a slip.



From Colleges
Discussion on maintenance of eyesight held
Chandigarh, October 9
A panel discussion on “Role of teachers in spreading awareness about maintenance of sight among students” to observe World Sight Day was organised at the Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, here today.

Computer course for ex-servicemen
Chandigarh, October 9
A three-month computer course has been introduced by the Directorate of Sainik Welfare, Punjab, for ex-servicemen and their wards settled in and around Chandigarh.

DPI’s directive to school heads
Chandigarh, October 9
The Director Public Instructions (Schools), Mr D.S. Mangat, here today directed heads of all government and private schools to sensitise students on the issue of pollution arising out of bursting of crackers in the morning assembly before Divali.


Judicial remand for Tara Chand
Chandigarh, October 9
The suspended Registrar (Additional) of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Tara Chand, was today remanded in judicial custody in a case registered against him for allegedly possessing assets disproportionate to known sources of income. He was produced in the court of UT Judicial Magistrate, Ms Harpreet Kaur, who ordered his judicial custody for 14 days.

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Capturing emotions with camera
Chandigarh, October 9
Internationally renowned photographer Benu Sen stands besides “The Mother”, one of his most celebrated works An element of surprise distinguishes the frames of Benu Sen from those of others. As you see his peculiarly imaginative works, which look less like pictures and more like painter’s dabblings, you know why he was adjudged the best Indian Pictorialist by the Camera World International, Australia, besides being honoured by the Harvard Senetic Museum, Harvard University, for his outstanding contribution to museum photography.
Internationally renowned photographer Benu Sen stands besides “The Mother”, one of his most celebrated works, being exhibited at Punjab Kala Bhavan, Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma

New Releases
Shades of obsession
he contemporary filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has revealed a mastery over a variety of cinematic genres. A consummate craftsman, he has constantly varied his style of film making. After “Darna Mana Hai”. Ram Gopal Varma once again has come up with his latest movie ‘Mein Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon’ as a producer. The film opens today at KC, Chandigarh and KC, Panchkula.

Print maker Nirmal Prakash works in his studioPrint-making at its aesthetic best
Chandigarh, October 9
After holding a number of solo shows in print making all over the country, city-based artist Nirmal Prakash is gearing up to take part in the most prestigious event of his life — the Sixth International Biennial Print Art, 2004, which will be held in Bhopal in the coming year.

Print maker Nirmal Prakash works in his studio in Sector 21 in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph


Hospital consultant



Uday, Inayat in AITA meet semifinals
Chandigarh, October 9
Uday Karan Singh Puniha of Chandigarh, the dark horse of the ongoing AITA Junior Series Tennis tournament being played at the Sector 10 tennis stadium, stormed into the semifinals of the meet here today. In the girls’ section, inayat Khosla of Chandigarh sailed into the last four of the under-14 section.

  • Shooting meet

  • Cricket trials

  • Inter-college sports

  • Carom championship

  • Kabaddi tourney


Admn to build convention hall at temple site
Chandigarh, October 9
The UT Administration plans to build a convention hall and exhibition ground at the site where Baba Balak Nath temple stands along the Dakshin Marg facing The Tribune office complex. The place is of archaeological significance.

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