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PCA installs big video replay screen
Chandigarh, October 15
In its quest for the upgradation of its facilities, the PCA has installed a video replay screen at the stadium for the benefit of spectators. Now those watching the match, if they miss out on some important action, will have the benefit of seeing the replay while sitting in the stadium.

A young cricket enthusiast looks adoringly at Sachin Tendulkar as he goes out on to the field at the PCA Stadium in SAS Nagar for a practice session on Wednesday. (Right) New Zealand team members relax on the steps of Hotel Mountview prior to their departure for the stadium.

CRICKET FEVER: A young cricket enthusiast looks adoringly at Sachin Tendulkar as he goes out on to the field at the PCA Stadium in SAS Nagar for a practice session on Wednesday. (Right) New Zealand team members relax on the steps of Hotel Mountview prior to their departure for the stadium. — Tribune photographs by Pankaj Sharma

Kiwi team members on the PCA stadium grounds in SAS Nagar on Wednesday, (right) Zaheer Khan undergoes some fitness exercises at the 
hands of the Indian team trainer. — Tribune photographs 

5 hurt as bus rams into tree
Panchkula, October 15
Five passengers, including two foreigners, travelling in a private tourist bus were injured when it rammed into a tree along the Chandigarh-Shimla highway, opposite Command Hospital, in the wee hours here today. The accident took place while the driver tried to save some buffaloes crossing the road.

Gunwant Singh WaliaSector 37 resident stabbed, dies
Witnesses say three youths involved
Chandigarh, October 15
Gunwant Singh Walia (47), a Sector 37 resident who was earlier working with the ORG Marg, market survey company, was stabbed to death by three clean-shaven persons near the Sectors 41, 42, 36 and 37 roundabout last night. The three fled on a scooter.

Tribune special
Kalam asks ministry to act on PSHRO report
Chandigarh, October 15
Within a month of the Punjab State Human Rights Organisation (PSHRO) submitting a report on its investigations into a Rs 25,000-crore scam in the voluntary disclosure of income scheme (VDIS), the Rashtrapati Bhawan has referred the matter to the Ministry of Finance, asking it to initiate action, it is learnt.

BA-fail student passes MA!
PU admits mistake, cancels result
Chandigarh, October 15
A student of Panjab University who failed to clear his graduation in three chances, has passed the first year of a postgraduation degree course. The student could have continued his education in MA I but he was not eligible to be given his result card till he cleared his graduation. The university , however, issued a marks card to Ravinder Singh.

Petrol, diesel prices slashed


Keep post for physically challenged, CAT tells UT
Chandigarh, October 15
Acting on an application alleging non-declaration of written test results of candidates belonging to the physically challenged category, the Central Administrative Tribunal has directed the Chandigarh Administration and another respondent to keep one post of music master/mistress vacant.

Rotaract raises funds for surgery of poor boy
Chandigarh, October 15
Rotaract members lived up to the motto of their organisation today when they gathered in good numbers to promote a noble cause.

EME celebrates diamond jubilee
Chandigarh, October 15
A solemn wreath-laying ceremony and a glittering social get-together later marked the diamond jubilee of the Army’s Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers (EME) at the Chandimandir military station here today.

Mass marriages in 40-B gurdwara on Oct 19
Chandigarh, October 15
The Sri Guru Ram Das (free) Gurmat Sangeet Academy will be solemnising the mass marriages of 22 destitute girls on October 19 in the Sector 40-B gurdwara. This was stated by Bhai Balwinder Singh Rangila, founder-chairman of the academy, while addressing mediapersons here today.

Women have role in reorienting farming: FAO envoy
Chandigarh, October 15
Mr Daniel Gustafson, FAO representative in India, today said women could play an important role in reorienting agriculture to the present day needs of the country.

International White Cane Safety Day observed
Chandigarh, October 15
Over 24 visually impaired persons, associated with the Blind’s Association, Chandigarh, today participated in a march from Government College, Sector 11, to Rose Garden, Sector 16, to mark the International White Cane Safety Day.

Verka employees block traffic
Claim officer implicated in false case
SAS Nagar, October 15
Employees and officials of the Verka milk plant here today blocked traffic in protest against the alleged implication of a deputy manager by officials of the Punjab Vigilance Bureau in a false case.

Stress laid on solar passive architecture
Chandigarh, October 15
The Indian Council for Environmental Education in collaboration with the Ministry of Non- Conventional Energy Sources, Government of India, New Delhi, organised a training programme on “Solar passive buildings” at UT Guest House in Sector 6 here yesterday.

‘Anti-crackers day’ observed



Cop ends life on Karva Chauth
Chandigarh, October 15
A 33-year-old constable, posted with the Mani Majra police station, ended his life last night while his wife was observing the Karva Chauth fast to pray for his long life. A head constable of Panchkula had also ended his life a few days back. Naresh has not left behind any suicide note.


The Sector 17 market decorated like a bride attracts customers from far and wide.Shopping with fun in Sector 17
Chandigarh, October 15
Are you looking for a place where you can buy the latest readymade garments, kidswear, music cassettes, shoes and jewellery while licking ice-cream and eating popcorn? Come to the Sector 17 market. You will not only get the latest in vogue, but also heavy discounts.

: The Sector 17 market decorated like a bride attracts customers from far and wide. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Chandikrit-2003 opens
Chandigarh, October 15
Mr G.K Marwah, Secretary, Industries, Chandigarh Administration, inaugurated Chandikrit-2003, an exhibition of industrial product manufactures, in Sector 17, today.

8.8 pc ST on medicines
Chandigarh, October 15
Mr Arun Kumar, Excise and Taxation Commissioner here in a press statement issued today informed that the UT Administration had imposed 8.8 per cent sales tax on medicines and pharmaceutical preparations at the first stage.

Reliance Infocomm’s Divali offer
Chandigarh, October 15
Close on the heels of Reliance achieving leadership in India’s mobility segment, Reliance Infocomm is set to usher in the Divali festivities for all new customers subscribing to a new Reliance IndiaMobile (RIM) connection between October 16 and November 15, 2003, with an array of exciting prizes worth Rs 10 crore.

Traders, advocates jam court room


Elections to school board staff union put off
SAS Nagar, October 15
Allegations and counter-allegations marked the triangular contest in the elections to the Punjab School Education Board Employees Union, the campaigning for which ended here today. The polling which was slated for tomorrow has been postponed for a day due to the announcement of state holiday in Punjab.

BBA-I, II, III supplementary exam results

Hearing in GCG teacher case on Nov 4
Chandigarh, October 15
Acting on a petition filed by a student of the Government College for Girls in Sector 11 seeking the initiation of criminal proceedings and departmental action against a former Head of the Music Department, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued notice of motion.

Government persecuting teachers: AIFUCTO
Chandigarh, October 15
The All-India Federation of University and College Teachers’ Organisations (AIFUCTO) has demanded that pay of DPEs and librarians should be brought on a par with the teachers.


District Courts
Ex-Jail Supdt’s statement recorded in Beant case
Chandigarh, October 15
The statement of a former Superintendent of Jammu Jail, Mr Chanchal Singh, was today recorded in the Beant Singh trial in the special court room in Model Burail Jail.



Hues of red, black are back with a bang
lazing red — the colour of hot blood passion — is back with a bang on Divali, along with charming black. So folks if you still haven’t taken out the stuff you wish to wear on the big night, choose something in scarlet or ebony now.

  • Blend attire with right makeup

Sanjay Roy explains the artistic elements that govern his works currently showing at Art Folio in Sector 9, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.Vibrant ensemble by four artists
Chandigarh, October 15
The city is suddenly brimming with life. Every gallery worth a name is packed with creations from various artists, some from the city and some from Delhi. Leading the pack of exhibitors is the vibrant ensemble put up by four artists from Triveni Kala Sangam at Art Folio in Sector 9.

Sanjay Roy explains the artistic elements that govern his works currently showing at Art Folio in Sector 9, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Sudesh SharmaLocal theatre director wins accolades
Chandigarh, October 15
The genre of theatre, as practised in Chandigarh, is now being recognised at the national forum as well. A testament to this is the selection of local theatre director Sudesh Sharma for this year’s coveted Safdar Hashmi Award, which is conferred by the Uttar Pradesh Government’s Sangeet Natak Akademi.

Students of NIIFT at an evening gown presentation in SAS Nagar on Wednesday.Victorian era comes alive
SAS Nagar, October 15
It was a scene out of a Victorian era film. Final year students of the Northern India Institute of fashion technology (NIIFT), here, showcased results of their design and wear module, “Elizabeth’s wedding”, here today.

Students of NIIFT at an evening gown presentation in SAS Nagar on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Hindi poems book released
Chandigarh, October 15
An anthology of Hindi poems titled “Mushkil Waqt Mein” written by noted Hindi writer Prem Vij was released by Mr B.I.S. Chahal, Adviser to the Chief Minister of Punjab here today at a simple but impressive function.

He shunned family fortune for art 
Chandigarh, October 15
In these times when commercial elements get the better of art, it is difficult to think of artists given to preservation of dying forms.


Seminar on liver diseases on October 18
Chandigarh, October 15
The Department of Hepatology, PGI, in collaboration with the Department of Gastroenterology, All-India Institute of Medical Sciences(AIIMS), Delhi, is organising a seminar on “ Current perspectives in liver diseases” on October 18 and 19, a press note said here today.

Verma sounds caution on dengue
Chandigarh October 15
Bracing up the Administration to take all preventive measures to meet the threat of dengue in Chandigarh, the UT Administrator, Justice O.P. Verma (retd) today instructed the Health Secretary to work out a coordinated plan to educate the public and take all measures to check the breeding of mosquitoes.

City doctor on Almond Advisory Board
Chandigarh, October 15
The Almond Board of California today announced the formation of its Indian Almond Advisory Board (AAB). The formation of this advisory board is in conjunction with the “Almond Might” India campaign launched by the Almond Board of California to create awareness about the multiple health benefits of almonds.



Table tennis tourney from October 26
Chandigarh, October 15
The Chandigarh State Table Tennis Association will hold the Stag Chandigarh State Table Tennis Championship from October 26 to 29 at the table tennis hall, Sector 23. According to Mr Patanjali Kumar, secretary of the association, matches will be held, in sub-junior boys and girls, junior boys, and girls, men and women and cadet boys and girls categories. Individual matches in sub-junior boys and girls section, girls and boys and women and men singles will also be held. Entries will close on October 23 at 7 p.m.

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