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Police disrupts church service
Claims noise level was crossed; congregation stages protest
Chandigarh, October 12
The Chandigarh police today disrupted service at the Sector 18 Christ Church for allegedly crossing the permissible noise level, provoking members of the congregation to take to the streets.
Christians protest in front of the Sector 18 Christ Church in Chandigarh on Sunday to oppose police entry into the church Christians protest in front of the Sector 18 Christ Church in Chandigarh on Sunday to oppose police entry into the church.

Need to plug loopholes in PU exam system
Chandigarh, October 12
Despite claims of massive improvement in the examination process by Panjab University there are gaping loopholes that need immediate plugging. Examination related “shocking cases of procedural wrangling” came to light at the Senate meeting here today.


As the festival of Karva Chauth draws near, women get busy embellishing their hands with henna
As the festival of Karva Chauth draws near, women get busy embellishing their hands with henna, which symbolises the eternity of marital bond. — Tribune photo by  Parvesh Chauhan

Ethanol-mixed petrol ‘turns into water’
SAS Nagar, October 12
The Punjab Government’s Brazilian experiment might just be on its way to fall flat on its face. In yet another significant discovery, officers of the Hindustan Petroleum today found that the newly introduced ethanol-mixed petrol being shelled out at various petrol stations across the state was prone to large-scale inadvertent contamination with the 5 per cent ethanol in petrol “turning into water” within minutes of exposure to water.

Electronic refund of IT on cards
Chandigarh, October 12
By the year-end, tax payers in the country can hope to electronically receive their refunds which would be directly credited into their bank accounts. It would become possible due to the ongoing exercise of national networking of the Income Tax Department, said the Chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), Mr P.L. Singh, while talking to ‘The Tribune’ here today.

Anti-TB programme from Nov 1
Panchkula, October 12
The state Health Department is all set to launch the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme ( RNTCP) in 12 districts of the state on November 1, Haryana Day.

A spirited lot
Whenever the city has to celebrate an occasion, the Administration invariably falls back upon the spirited students of Government College of Art in Sector 10 for all the necessary aesthetic arrangements.

  • Thanks to kulchaa-chholas
  • Longer vacation
  • Press out of bounds
  • Teachers happy
  • Mandi project
  • Not on a Sunday
  • National Anthem

Police denies charges in cop’s suicide
Panchkula, October 12
A day after Head Constable Jaiveer’s suicide note was found, the Haryana police has refuted the charges levelled by him against the Director-General of Police, Mr M.S. Malik.

11-month-old girl restored to parents
Chandigarh, October 12
Eleven-month-old Jyoti, who was allegedly kidnapped from Sector 16 General Hospital on September 14, was today restored to her parents. The father of the girl, Nand Lal, approached the police after reading a newspaper report that a girl had been found by the Sector 22 police near the Bal Bhavan in Sector 23.

Eleven-month-old Jyoti, who went missing on September 14 from the Sector 16 hospital, with her mother Promila in Chandigarh on Sunday.
Eleven-month-old Jyoti, who went missing on September 14 from the Sector 16 hospital

Stone for Income Tax Dept building laid
Chandigarh, October 12
The Chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), Mr P.L. Singh, today laid the foundation stone of a new building of the Income Tax Department in Sector 17 here. The building, covering an area of 2.5 acre, would accommodate various offices of the Income Tax Department under one roof.

Senior citizens share Mauritian experience
Chandigarh, October 12
The delegation of nine senior citizens, who visited Mauritius on a government invitation between October 1 and 8, today met to discuss how they could use the experience gained at the local level.

Postal dept staff conference begins
Chandigarh, October 12
For the past 12 years, the Department of Posts has not been able to decide about the utilisation of 245 upgraded posts of Inspector. The file on the case has been shuttling between the Department of Posts and the Department of Expenditure, said Mr Janardan Sharma, General Secretary of the All-India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendent of Posts, here today.

Residents’ phone directory released
SAS Nagar, October 12
The House Owner Welfare Association Phase 1 released a residents telephone directory at a special function organised by the association at Pracheen Shiv Mandir here today.

Chandigarh, Panchkula phone numbers changed
Chandigarh, October 12
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has changed all landline telephone numbers of Chandigarh and Panchkula with effect from last midnight. However, for the next week, subscribers have been given two options — prefix “2” before the old numbers or dial the same. After that they would have to prefix “2” before the old numbers.

Distortion of history decried
Chandigarh, October 12
The School Teachers Federation of India ( STFI) today decried the change of syllabus affected by the NDA-led government in history and language books. Talking to mediapersons at the conclusion of a two-day conference held here to review the school syllabus and bring the much-needed reforms, Mr Tushar Panchanan, general secretary of the federation, said more such workshops would be held to make teachers stand up against the communalisation of education.

Stove-burst victim dies
Zirakpur, October 12
After struggling for life for a fortnight, Rajinder Singh, a resident of Dhakauli village, succumbed to burn injuries at Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, in Chandigarh, today.


Avtar Singh’s skull recovered, killer’s father arrested
Chandigarh, October 12
The police has recovered the skull of Avtar Singh and arrested two more persons including the alleged murders, Makhan Singh’s father, Kaka Singh, for allegedly disposing of the body. Till now four persons have been arrested in the case and the police was investigating the role of Onkar Singh who also been arrested under various Sections of the Arms Act.

22-year-old stabbed, succumbs to injuries
Chandigarh, October 12
A 22 -year-old resident of Bapu Dham Colony here was stabbed to death, allegedly by a rival, due to some mutual differences. The victim, Somnath, was allegedly attacked late last night and was rushed to the hospital with, what the police described as, minor injuries. He, however, died today morning. The accused, Veeru, a resident of Madrasi colony has been arrested.
Residents of Bapu Dham Colony raise slogans at police station in the colony on Sunday in Chandigarh. They were protesting against delay on the part of the police
Residents of Bapu Dham Colony raise slogans at police station in the colony on Sunday in Chandigarh. They were protesting against delay on the part of the police in taking action in the case of stabbing of Somnath. — A Tribune photograph

Convict jumps parole, booked
Ambala, October 12
On the complaint of Superintendent of Ambala Central Jail the Baldev Nagar police has registered a case against a prisoner who did not return to the jail even after the expiry of his parole period.

15 kg of poppy husk seized


Painting contest for kids with hearing disability
Chandigarh, October 12
The Deaf Way, a voluntary agency working with the deaf community of India, in association with the Deaf Friendship Club, organised a painting competition at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45. Children from schools for the impaired hearing in the city took part in the contest.

Old Students’ body elects office-bearers
SAS Nagar, October 12
Struggling for a year to build momentum and involve more and more former students of Government College, Mohali, for the welfare and development of the college, a meeting the Old Students Association of the college was held here today.

Guiding youngsters to be innovative and creative
At Sanjay Public Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, what attracts you in the first instance is its aura of friendly atmosphere. An imposing four-storeyed building with 45 rooms, having a capacity to accommodate about 1,500 students, the simple architecture, the surrounding greenery, colourful walls and inside decor are capable of striking the right chord with young minds. A view of Sanjay Public School, Sector 44

A view of Sanjay Public School, Sector 44, Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph

‘Teachers should realise pupils’ needs’
s Urmila Sethi, the Director-Principal of Sanjay Public School, Sector 44, has nourished the school with all her love and care ever since its inception in 1981. It was her love for spreading quality education that gave birth to this then tiny institute which has now gained the status of one of the prestigious schools in the city.

Poems by students


An artist who prefers to be a teacher
Prof P.N. Mago
Chandigarh, October 12
Even after 60 years of eminence as an artist, academician and head of projects like Delhi Shilpi Chakra and Art and Craft Centre, Government of Malta, Prof P.N. Mago does not arrogate to himself the attributes of a perfect artist. He would rather like to be addressed as a teacher, who still visits the Delhi College of Art to deliver special lectures to MFA (Masters in Fine Arts) students once a week.

Shinda joins pop brigade with ‘Gal Sun Ja’
Chandigarh, October 12
After making significant musical offerings in albums “Soorma”, “Chak de Boly” and “Has Bol Ve”, Punjabi musician Sukhshinder Shinda is back with his debut solo album, with a promise of greater quality. Titled “Gal Sun Ja”, this music album will present Shinda in his original mould of a music composer and will also bare his skills as a singer.

Punjabi singer Sukshinder Shinda performs at the Chandigarh Club on Sunday night. — A Tribune photograph
Punjabi singer Sukshinder Shinda performs at the Chandigarh Club


Guidelines for managing bronchitis
Chandigarh, October 12
In view of steep rise in the number of people suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) like bronchitis, guidelines for its management at the primary level have been prepared by the PGI Pulmonary Medicine Department for dissemination in the whole country.


Anjali, a sure hope for  Olympic medal
Chandigarh, October 12
Anjali Vedpathak Bhagwat, a sure hope for the 2004 Athens Olympics medal, on Friday evening reaffirmed the faith reposed in her by the Indian sports fraternity when she cornered the coveted gold medal in the final of the ISSF World Cup held at Milan (Italy). World’s top ranked shooters took part in the meet. Anjali shot 399/400, which is a laudable achievement.

SAI-18 eves win gold cup
Chandigarh, October 12
Eves of the Sports Authority of India (SAI), Sector 18, bagged the title in the All-India Independence Gold Cup Hockey Tournament, which concluded at Mandi (Himachal Pradesh) recently. The SAI girls outplayed Lyallpur Khalsa college, Jalandhar, by four goals to nil. In the final tie SAI got the better of Dhanoa Academy, Jalandhar, 2-0.

The winning team of SAI-18 with their coach after winning the title at Mandi. 
The winning team of SAI-18 with their coach after winning the title at Mandi


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