Friday, October 17, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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Crowds, Colours and Cricket Craze
SAS Nagar, October 16
It did not seem like a usual five-day Test match as the atmosphere was more like that in a One-Day do or die match between India and Pakistan. As thousands of cricket buffs flocked the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium to watch the test match between India and New Zealand, it seemed that all roads led to Mohali today. 

Fan brigade in full force Fan brigade in full force: “India jeetega” scream schoolchildren at the PCA Stadium in SAS Nagar on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan


‘FAIR’ SUPPORT: These young damsels add colour to the PCA Stadium as well as to a poster to cheer India on the first day of the match
HYPER- ‘CRICKETIVITY’: With excitement writ large on their faces, school students wait in queues outside the PCA Stadium in SAS Nagar on Thursday. — Tribune photos by Manoj Mahajan
SLOGAN POWER: Supporters of the Indian team ‘geared up’ with banners and posters enjoy the first day’s play on Thursday.
‘TASTE’ OF DUTY: Policemen take time off to enjoy the “langar” organised by shopkeepers of SAS Nagar on Thursday. — Tribune photographs

City resident shot at
Chandigarh, October 16
Mr Sanjay Duggal (35), working with a computer firm in Sector 34, was shot at while he was parking his car in front of his residence in Sector 10, last night. The bullet, suspected to have been shot by two unidentified motorcyclists, reportedly pierced through the side of his waist. He is currently recuperating in the PGI.

MC to file review petition on hotel site issue
Chandigarh, October 16
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh is contemplating to file a review petition in the Supreme Court against an order to pay Rs 16 crore as compensation for the delay in allotment of a hotel site in Sector 35. A decision in this regard would be taken at tomorrow’s meeting of the Finance and Contract Committee.

Airtel to invest 200 cr in North
Chandigarh, October 16
Airtel has announced that it will cover almost 100 per cent area in Punjab in the next six months. Punjab will be the first circle in the country to have the highest percentage of covered area of the total area by any mobile operator, said Mr Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman and group Managing Director, Bharti Enterprises, here today.

PEC is deemed university
Chandigarh, October 16
Punjab Engineering College was formally granted the status of a deemed university today as the Union Ministry of Human Resources Development issued a notification. The MHRD had cleared the proposal in principle about a month ago.


Kanwaljit seeks more autonomy for states
Chandigarh, October 16
India can make no tangible progress in economy and administration till the time the Centre gave more autonomy for self governance to its states, said Capt Kanwaljit Singh, general secretary of the Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee and a former Finance Minister of Punjab here today.

Dhindsa reviews R&D at NIPER
SAS Nagar, October 16
Mr S.S. Dhindsa, Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers, visited the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Education and Research here today to review research and development work at the institute.

267 acres to be acquired for IT park
Chandigarh, October 16
At least 267 acres of land will be acquired for the upcoming Information Technology Park. Notices under Section 6 of the Land Acquisition Act, 1894, have been issued and it will cost the Administration about Rs 25 crore to acquire this land which falls in Mani Majra.

Blast in Daddu Majra dumping ground
Chandigarh, October 16
Panic gripped the Daddu Majra colony after a blast took place in the Daddu Majra dumping ground, from which methane gas was emanating. Three fire tenders were rushed to the spot on being informed about the incident by residents of the area.

Panchkula Diary
Folk dance competition from tomorrow
Panchkula, October 16
The Dreams Development Club is organising a folk dance competition at Yavanika Open Air Theatre on October 18. Disclosing this here today, Mr Dilbagh Singh Nain said 25 individual and eight group dances had been selected for the competition from 75 entries received for the show.

Avtar Singh’s family opposes post-mortem
Chandigarh, October 16
The family of murdered Khuda Alisher resident Avtar Singh today did not allow his post-mortem examination till the missing torso of the deceased is found. The autopsy of the body, parts of which were exhumed on October 10, 15 days after the murder, had to be postponed as his family members refused to join a three-member medical board set up for the purpose.



Market pulse
Tupperware honours achievers
Chandigarh, October 16
Tupperware India, a direct selling company of premium food storage, preparation and serving items with an all-women sales force, yesterday held here a day-long event “Celebrate Life with the Northern Knights in Style.”

A handicraft exhibition Dastkar which opens on ThursdayDastkar’s traditional fare in city
Chandigarh, October 16
In its effort to bring craftsmen of India in direct contact with the buyers, Dastkar, a registered society working with artisans from various villages, today opened the Chandigarh Bazaar in Lala Lajpat Rai Bhavan, Sector 15. Over 25 artisan groups and crafts-based NGOs have converged at the same platform to share with customers their exclusive creations.

A handicraft exhibition Dastkar which opens on Thursday at Lajpat Rai Bhavan, Sector 15, Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph



Education system has become defunct: Kohli
Chandigarh, October 16
The education system in India has become virtually defunct, said Mr A. R. Kohli, Governor of Mizoram, in his talk on ‘Reforms in education’ organised by Panjab University Business School here today.

Students present cultural programme
Dera Bassi, October 16
A cultural programme was organised by students and staff of Deepmala Public School to mark the seventh prize distribution function of the school here today. The students presented various cultural programmes, including group dance, bhangra, giddha, one-act play and fancy dress competition. 

Malwinder Singh KangPU function to feature Mangat
Chandigarh, October 16
“Agaaz”, a cultural programme to welcome freshers, will be organised by the Panjab University Campus Students Council on October 21, Malwinder Singh Kang, president, said while addressing a press conference here today.

Malwinder Singh Kang addresses a press conference in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Bid to empower disabled kids
Chandigarh, October 16
Children from the Vatika School for Deaf and Dumb Over 150 persons from various Technical Teachers Training Institutes of India, project heads from polytechnics, senior administrators, bureaucrats and heads of NGOs today participated in the national-level seminar on “Mainstreaming persons with disabilities in technical and vocational education” at TTTI, Sector 26, here today.

Children from the Vatika School for Deaf and Dumb, Sector 19, display their creations at an
exhibition put up by disabled children at the TTTI, Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph


Judges’ transfer issue to be referred to BCI
Chandigarh, October 16
The Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association has decided that a number of resolutions regarding the transfer of local judges should be sent to the Bar Council of India and “matter be pursued by the association’s Executive Committee”. The decision was taken during association’s General House meeting chaired by the President Dr Anmol Rattan Sidhu.



Jalota to perform in city
Chandigarh, October 16
With autumn on its way out, winter round the corner and the festive season peaking, the Durga Das Foundation, Spice Telecom and The Tribune group of newspapers bring to Chandigarh an evening of soulful music by Anup Jalota, the king of bhajans and devotional songs, on October 31 at Nehru Bhavan in Sector 24.

Classic mix of style and talent
Chandigarh, October 16
Chandigarh’s date with fashion never seems to end. Even before one batch of trendsetters leaves, another arrives on the scene to make a better style statement. 

PARTNERS IN STYLE: Model Meher Bhasin (extreme left) and singer Mansi Scott pose with other famous models on the eve of Seagram’s Blenders Pride Magical Nights to be organised at Forest Hill Resort on Friday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan.

Perizaad Zorabian and Victor BanerjeeNew Release
A treat for the classes

Showman Subhash Ghai’s ‘Jogger’s Park’ is a Rs 1.5-crore small film which will hit the silver screen today at KC, Chandigarh. It is touted as a mature love story of 60- year-old man falling in love with a young woman. It is full of bitter-sweet moments and also has its share of flaws as well.
Perizaad Zorabian and Victor Banerjee in
‘Jogger’s Park’


Attar SinghAward for acupressure specialist
Chandigarh, October 16
Dr Attar Singh, an acupressure specialist, will be honoured with Bhaskar Award by the Bharat Nirman in New Delhi on November 22 for his contribution in the field of nature cure, a press note said here today.


VRV Singh selected for under-19 team
Chandigarh, October 16
VRV Singh, a trainee of the DAV Cricket Coaching Centre, Sector 8 has been picked up for the Indian Under-19 cricket team that will take part in the World Under-19 cricket meet.

  • Tennis tourney

  • Appointment hailed

  • TT tournament

  • Rajdeep’s performance


Fire cess on commercial buildings soon
Chandigarh, October 16
Owners and occupiers of commercial buildings in the city will now have to pay a fire cess. Orders to this effect were passed by the Chandigarh Administration today and the rules will come into force within two months.

Move to levy tariff on water
Chandigarh, October 16
The Chandigarh Administration today said domestic tariff would be levied on water in residential buildings, where residential area of the building has been allowed for the installation of STD/PCO/fax or photostat machine. The permitted area will be 20 per cent of the covered area.


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