Monday, October 20, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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Crowds swell to see cricket gods
However, Tendulkar, Yuvraj end up as mere mortals

SAS Nagar, October 19
More than 30,000 cricket fans today landed at PCA stadium here to watch the Indians play, stretching the facilities of the stadium to the limit. At one stage, some of the spectators inside the stadium were asked to leave to accommodate those waiting outside, who also had valid tickets and passes for the match.

Die-hard Sachin fans at the PCA Stadium, SAS Nagar, on Sunday.
Die-hard Sachin fans at the PCA Stadium, SAS Nagar, on Sunday.
— A Tribune photo

Cricket fans’ creativity
at its best

Mother was persuaded to visit city: ex-DCJ.S. Kohli
Chandigarh, October 19
As the ceremonies with regard to the beatification of Mother Teresa got underway at the Vatican today, many in the city turned nostalgic, recalling their brief interaction with the Mother during one of her visits to the city in the late 70’s and 80’s in connection with the setting up of a home for the destitute and poor by the Missionaries of Charity.





Cop falls prey to stray bull
Chandigarh, October 19
Surinder Pal, a Head Constable of the Chandigarh Police, was killed today when the scooter he was riding collided with a bull near a petrol pump in Sector 41.

Mother’s beatification
HE beatification of Mother Teresa in Rome on Sunday is being celebrated in a befitting manner in Chandigarh too where her Missionaries of Charity have been running a home for the destitute and the poor for the past more than two decades and a half.


20 marriages solemnised
Chandigarh, October 19
Twenty marriages were solemnised at the annual ‘kirtan darbar’ of Sri Guru Ram Das Gurmat Sangeet Academy here today. The couples belonged to the economically weaker section.


5 cracker sellers held
Chandigarh, October 19
Special teams of the Chandigarh Administration last night nabbed five persons for allegedly selling fire crackers without having a requisite licence.


IT professionals hold meeting
Chandigarh, October 19
The Chandigarh IT Club launched by the Society for Promotion of IT in Chandigarh (SPIC) under the aegis of the Department of Information Technology, Chandigarh, held a meeting on Friday.


PU plans private security on campus
Chandigarh, October 19
Panjab University is planning to privatise campus security in hostels from the forthcoming academic session. The university is expecting more professionalism in handling the security related to the campus, particularly in the hostels.

Poor students get financial assistance
Chandigarh, October 19
As many as 125 schoolchildren were awarded financial assistance by the India International Education Trust here today at the inaugural function of the Chandigarh chapter of the trust. Children have been drawn from at least 38 government schools in the city. The trust is being promoted by Indians and NRIs in the United Kingdom.

Mr Tarlochan Singh, Chairman of the Minorities Commission, at a function organised by the Indian International Education Trust in Chandigarh on Sunday.
— A Tribune photograph

150 students awarded prizes
Chandigarh, October 19
Curtains came down on the two-day exhibition-cum-cultural performance with the prize distribution function for senior students at Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, here today.

Kids have a gala day
Chandigarh, October 19
The two-day “Diwali Fungama”, an educational fete, organised by Sri Guru Harkrishan Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 38, concluded amid fun and frolic here today.

Giving incentives to meritorious students
ATLUJ Public School was established in 1976 with the motto of “Live With Effort” and strives to do things differently. The school lays emphasis on enhancing the students’ talent.

A view of Satluj Public School, Sector 4, Panchkula.

We provide healthy educational environment
Poems by students

Youngsters showcase dancing skills
Chandigarh, October 19
Dancing talent of youngsters came to the fore at the Lee Youngsters Personality Contest held at a local hotel here on Friday. Over 200 children from different schools in the city and neighbouring towns of SAS Nagar and Panchkula participated in the two-day contest.


‘Gayaki’ strikes the right chord
Chandigarh, October 19
Melody reigned supreme at “Gayaki”, a programme of non-film songs presented by the Swar Saptak Club at Tagore Theatre, here today.

Lecture on interpreting poetry
Chandigarh, October 19
“Poetry existed even before language. It is pre-linguistic and pre-verbal. It springs from the music inherent in nature and is the most ancient form of literary expression.


Brisk walk good for heart patients: Dr Trehan
Chandigarh, October 19
Those who have a family history of heart diseases could be the ones who stand the highest risk of suffering from cardiac problems, in case comprehensive health check-ups and changes in life style are not made, suggests Dr Naresh Trehan, Executive Director, Escorts Heart Institute.

Doctors at a seminar organised by the Prime Academic Society at the CII in 
Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph


Girls’ soccer meet begins
Chandigarh, October 19
St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, defeated Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 23, 3-1, on the opening day of the Chandigarh Senior Girls’ Football Championship for the Deepak Kapania Memorial Trophy at the Football Stadium, Sector 17, here today.

Grooming young tennis players
Chandigarh, October 19
L.D. Kapoor’s name is synonymous with tennis in the city. The Total Tennis Academy, located at the YMCA, Sector 11, was his brainchild. The academy has produced many national level stars.

Director of the Total Tennis Academy L.D. Kapoor gives tips to young trainees at the YMCA, Sector 11, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph


Police officials honoured
SAS Nagar, October 19
The ninth Lions Club Divali Mela concluded at the Dasehra ground in Phase VIII here today. Ms Lakhwinder Kaur Garcha, Officer on Special Duty to the Punjab Chief Minister, was the chief guest.


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