Saturday, October 18, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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Day 2: High on frustration, low on reward
SAS Nagar, October 17
After a dull beginning on the second day of the Test match between India and New Zealand at the PCA Stadium here, Indian fans had something to cheer about in the evening.
Verinder Sehwag ‘helps’ the team keep its cool during the second day’s play of the first Test match All for the game: Verinder Sehwag ‘helps’ the team keep its cool during the second day’s play of the first Test match between India and New Zealand at the PCA Stadium in SAS Nagar on Friday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Punjab Police horsemen at stadium a 
pleasant reminder of the Raj days

SAS Nagar, October 17
Adding glory to the PCA Stadium here for the test match between India and New Zealand are the four ceremonial horses along with horsemen of the Punjab Police. Called specially for the event to escort the VVIPs into the stadium, the four will adorn the palatial gates of the stadium on all days of the match.

Excited cricket fans run across the PCA pavilion

Quality of food poor, rates high

Punjabi flavour at PCA Stadium

Excited cricket fans run across the PCA pavilion in Mohali, holding the Tricolour above their heads on Friday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

A day of tension, drama, sweat, thrill... & hope

Ajit Agarkar and Sairaj Bahutule take a look at a copy of Chandigarh Tribune Beautiful maidens add colour and style to the gallery
Ajit Agarkar and Sairaj Bahutule take a look at a copy of Chandigarh Tribune during the match on Friday. Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan Beautiful maidens add colour and style to the gallery. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Budding players’ date with Kirmani
Chandigarh, October 17
A wicket-keeper is the most agile and knowledgeable player of the whole team and could provide the best coaching to his fellow team members. These views were expressed by Syed Kirmani, former Indian wicket-keeper who paid a brief visit to the Cricket Stadium, Sector 16 today.

Stamp duty to be cut to 5 per cent
Chandigarh, October 17
Stamp duty on the sale of property will come down by 1 per cent in Chandigarh and there will be no repeal of the amendment made to the Rent Act in November last year.

No takers for rainwater harvesting projects
Chandigarh, October 17
Even as the City Beautiful boasts of having rainwater harvesting projects at eight different locations, most of these are lying abandoned. The Central Ground Water Board had set up the projects, funds for which were sanctioned by the Ministry of Water Resources.

One of the rainwater harvesting wells in Leisure Valley, Sector 10, Chandigarh, which is surrounded by wild growth. This has reduced its intake capacity. — A Tribune photograph
One of the rainwater harvesting wells in Leisure Valley, Sector 10, Chandigarh

Ground laid for granting anticipatory bail
Chandigarh, October 17
The implications of not joining independent witnesses for verifying the recovery made from an accused in a criminal case is not required to be considered at the time of granting anticipatory bail — the Punjab and Haryana High Court today ruled in a significant judgement.

Moulding scrap into robot
Chandigarh, October 17
In a classic case of blending ingenuity with innovation Amandeep Hans, a student of Punjab Engineering College (PEC), has designed a robot. Nothing great about it, except, that all material used in the creation is scrap. Pieces of straw, ice-tray, waste aluminum sheet, tyres of toys, broken TV antennae rod, knitting pencils, parts of stereos and ball-pen refills have been structured into a moving machine which is capable of certain routine chores.

Security top issue in conference on civil-military liaison
Chandigarh, October 17
Lieut-Governor of Delhi Vijay Kapoor said since the Army would be vacating the Red Fort, their concern would be to ensure its security. He wanted Delhi Cantonment to be an area of full security with zero violation.


Family of blood donors
Chandigarh, October 17
To donate blood is common, to donate eyes is not so and the donation of bodies for research is even rarer. In a satellite town of City Beautiful, SAS Nagar, lives a unique family of Mr Balwant Singh. It is a family of blood donors. All family members have also pledged to donate their eyes. And the couple has pledged to donate their bodies to the PGI for research.

Crackers will burn a hole in your pocket
Chandigarh, October 17
Rockets busting into thousand stars, illuminating the night sky on Divali night, along with other crackers, will burn holes in your pockets. The reason is not hard to see. Despite a reduction in the maximum retail price (MRP) of crackers by almost all major manufacturers, the prices are still high. In fact, the prices have gone up by almost 15 to 20 per cent compared to 2001.

Python on the prowl
Panchkula, October 17
The 5-and-a-half-foot-long “visitor” in a Sector 6 neighbourhood this afternoon scared the residents out of their wits, forcing them to remain indoors. The python, which was believed to be over three years of age, was spotted perched atop a Gulmohar tree in the public park by Ram Dular at about 11. 30 am.
Wildlife officials display a python captured from a gulmohar tree in Sector 6, Panchkula, on Friday. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma
Wildlife officials display a python captured from a gulmohar tree

BJP leaders meet Administrator
Chandigarh, October 17
A delegation of the local BJP unit today met the UT Administrator, Justice O.P. Verma, and urged him to withdraw criminal cases registered against various employees and union leaders of the PGI in 1995.

Innovative way of harassing parents
he SAS Nagar administration has devised an innovative way to harass people. Recently, a decision was taken by the administration to create bus stops for school going children. According to the administration, the decision has been taken keeping in view the security of children.

Workshop on vaccine technology
Chandigarh, October 17
Over 100 experts in the field of vaccinology took part in a two-day workshop on new vaccine technology, quality control and testing, which concluded today at the Central Drugs Laboratory, C.R.I, Kasauli.

Cops lectured on moral values
Chandigarh, October 17
Senior officers and around 500 police personnel today listened to Acharya Alok Muni’s lecture on moral values. This was the third lecture on adherence to moral values at the Police Lines.

Security beefed up in city


Bomb hoax in District Courts
Chandigarh, October 17
A team of UT police personnel today carried out a search operation at the UT District Courts for more than hour after getting a hoax call that a bomb had been planted on the court premises.

Cyclist killed in mishap
Chandigarh, October 17
A cyclist was killed today near Sectors 34, 35, 21 and 22 roundabout after a car allegedly hit him while he was crossing the road. The police said the accident victim, Sumer Chand, a resident of Sector 27, was tossed in the air when the car reportedly being driven by Arvind, son of Bipin Handa of Handa Jewellers, hit him.


Jewellers take centrestage 

Chandigarh, October17
The residents of Chandigarh and surrounding towns may still consider Sector 22 and Sector 17 markets as the hub of jewellery business in the region, but the Mani Majra market is fast emerging as a leader in the business, attracting customer from far away places.

A view of the jewellery market in Mani Majra. — Tribune photo Pawan Sharma

A view of the jewellery market in Mani Majra

ATM on Tribune premises

Chandigarh, October 17
The Allahabad Bank inaugurated an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) counter on the premises of The Tribune office today. The counter will provide ATM facility to the staff of The Tribune.

The Editor-in-Chief of The Tribune group of newspapers, Mr H.K. Dua (left), and the General Manager of The Tribune Trust, Mr R.N. Gupta, light the traditional lamp to mark the opening of an ATM on the office premises. — A Tribune photograph.

The Editor-in-Chief of The Tribune group of newspapers, Mr H.K. Dua, and the General Manager of The Tribune Trust, Mr R.N. Gupta, light the traditional lamp

Styling trendy tresses
Chandigarh, October 17
If you want a hairstyle to match your winter wardrobe, then L’Oreal Professional, the salon division of the L’Oreal group, will provide you with an opportunity to choose one up from the current international trends. Internationally acclaimed hairdresser Hugo Ratzel is at Tress Lounge, a beauty salon in Sector 8, to take care of your tresses and shape up your looks according to your lifestyle.


St. Kabir School kids win extempore contest
Chandigarh, October 17
An inter-school extempore competition, hosted by Col V.R. Mohan DAV Public School, Dera Bassi, was held at DAV College auditorium in Sector 10 here today. Participants from four ICSE-affiliated schools from Chandigarh spoke on various topics including teenage crises and personal experiences.

Yash Pal for life-related science books
Chandigarh, October 17
Education in science should relate to examples of daily life, make understanding more simple, said Prof Yash Pal, a former chairman of the University Grants Commission, at a ‘face to face’ during Helixomania festival which was organised under the aegis of the Chandigarh Chapter of the Indian Science Congress Association and the Indian National Science Academy.

Dhillon group wins PSEB elections
SAS Nagar, October 17
The Dhillon-Ranu group won the elections to the Punjab School Education Board Employees Union for the third consecutive year here today. Mr Gurdip Singh Dhillon, contesting for the post of the president, got 829 votes. His rivals, Mr Karnail Singh Kler and Mr Harbhajan Singh Billa, got 682 and 41 votes, respectively.


Stay on arrest of Apollo officer extended
Panchkula, October 17
The Additional Sessions Judge, Panchkula, Mr L.N. Jindal, today extended the stay on arrest granted to Accounts Officer of Apollo Tyres Ltd Pawan Kumar and District In charge B.S. Thapa.

Surya Parkash is in Bar again
Chandigarh, October 17
In just over a year after city advocate Dr Surya Parkash was removed from the primary membership of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association soon after he filed a petition challenging the withdrawal of work from three High Court Judges, the association’s general house recently restored the same.

Case against CM adjourned


Baring intensity of human emotions
Chandigarh, October 17
“Ik Chadar AdhoRani”, an intense emotional drama based on Rajinder Singh Bedi’s novel was staged by the students of Swami Ram Tirtha Cultural Centre at the centre’s auditorium in Sector 24 here today.

Partition saga re-enacted
SAS Nagar, October 17
In a remarkable presentation on stage of Amrita Pritam’s novel ‘Pinjar’, the Adakar Manch, Mohali, at the jam-packed Tagore Theatre yesterday, managed to bring before the audience the pain and anguish of India’s Partition.

A scene from “Pinjar” that was staged at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo by Pawan Sharma
A scene from "Pinjar" that was staged at Tagore Theatre


St. Stephen’s boys win hockey championship
Chandigarh, October 17
St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, became the proud winner of the under-17 boys’ hockey title in the UT Inter-School Hockey Tournament played here today. In the final match St Stephen’s outplayed Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, by 4-3 (tie breaker).


MC to levy 5 per cent property tax
Chandigarh, October 17
The Municipal Corporation will levy property tax at the rate of 5 per cent on commercial property in the city. The Adviser the UT Administrator, Mr Raminder Singh Gujral, said the Municipal Corporation would initiate levy of property tax at the rate of 5 per cent so that it may become a major source of revenue of the urban local body.Top

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