burn cases reported
UT Admn deadline on bursting crackers ignored
Chandigarh, October 26
As many as 104 Divali-related
burn cases were reported at the three major hospitals from the city
and its surrounding areas. The city residents cared little for the UT
Administration’s order of “no bursting of crackers after 10 pm”,
as crackers of various colours kept dotting the city skies well past
Sonali of Chandigarh and (right) Sarwan Singh of Sangrur, who were admitted to the PGI, Chandigarh, after they were injured in accidents involving firecrackers on Saturday.
— Tribune photographs
City residents offer a radiant fest to Goddess Lakshmi on the occasion of Divali.
— Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan
crackers, resplendent markets define DivaliChandigarh,
Resplendence and gusto apart,
this Divali spelt loads of innovation. Although the festivities had
commenced well before actual arrival of Divali this year, they
acquired better colour as the festive day matured from dawn to dusk.
of joy light up their DivaliChandigarh, October 26
The Tribune, Avon gift 12 bicycles to slum kids
Initiatives are simple to take.
Only inspiration gathering is a little challenging. A fine example of
a thoroughly inspired initiative was witnessed last morning, which saw
two reputed organisations come together to make the Divali of slum
children hailing from the city joyful.
festivities at CGAChandigarh,
The crowds at the CGA Golf Range
swayed to the Divali spirit on Friday as a pre-Divali bash was
organised. Spectacular fireworks and foot-tapping music made the
Divali eve memorable for the members and guests.
takes over tradition on Divali
The festival of lights, Divali,
is changing fast. The generation of computers and mobiles is
reinventing the festival mood by giving it a new touch. Not the
traditional gifts of sweets or dry fruits but packs of soft drinks,
Kurkures and Frooty were the Divali gifts this year.
YELLOW RAIN: The golden sparkle of crackers brightened the Divali night in Chandigarh on Saturday.
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
upstages faith at celebrations
Panchkula, October 26
Scantily clad women jived to the
tunes of latest Bollywood, Punjabi and Bihari numbers as thousands of
labourers drooled over them during a function to mark Vishwakarma Day
Hundreds of labourers enjoy the “zinda” dance organised for them by the Labour Nirman Sangh at Labour Chowk, Panchkula, on
Sunday. — Tribune photo by Pawan Sharma
with festive ‘Season’
Continuing with the festive mood
about 250 persons gyrated to the tune of Arabic, Western and Indian
dance beats at Hotel Regency in Sector 35 where Doubloon, an event
management company, organised a dance bash “Seasons”, this
evening. The basement of the hotel was turned into a make-shift
Couples enjoy during a post-Divali bash held at Hotel Regency in Chandigarh on Sunday.
— Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma
jail inmates feel discriminatedChandigarh,
Strange but true imprisonment for
committing crime in Chandigarh is much more than in any other state,
including Punjab and Haryana. This is because prisoners lodged in the
Model-Burail Jail cannot benefit from the system by which a part of
the sentence can be remitted.
in drafting of model MC lawsChandigarh,
Opposition to the suggestions of
the Legal Affairs Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh
on the term of Mayor has delayed the drafting of the recommendations
of the model municipal laws.
IA flight scheduleChandigarh,
With the incoming winter Indian
Airlines has rescheduled its operations, to and from the city, with
effect from today. The departure time of the daily Chandigarh to Goa-
Mumbai flight, IC 866, will now be 7.25 am and it will reach at 8.20
Des Raj Gulati deadChandigarh,
Prof D.R. Gulati, a pioneering
neuroscientist of the region, died today at the PGI following a brief
illness. He was 80. He is survived by his daughter, one brother and
SAS Nagar Diary
exploitation economic crime: Trade Council
SAS Nagar, October 26
The Trade Council today demanded
that various forms of exploitation of workers by factory managements
should be considered as economic crimes and action be taken against
them. According to a press note issued by the general secretary of the
council, Mr Ramji Dass, members alleged that the Congress government
had not fulfilled the promise it had made to employees that it would
reopen various closed units in SAS Nagar.
concessions for heart patients
According to a news-item published in your paper dated March 26, 2003,
the Ministry of Railways had issued orders granting concession to
heart patients travelling along with an attendant from April 1, 2003.
tribute to a visionary
An exhibition focusing on
activities of the Rashtra Sevika Samiti and the life of the late
Laxmibai Kelkar, founder of the samiti, was organised at Parshuram
Bhavan in Sector 37, here today.
Visitors look at rare photographs of the late Laxmibai Kelkar, founder of the Rashtra Sevika Samiti, at Parshuram Bhavan in Sector 37, Chandigarh, on Sunday.
— A Tribune photograph
marks Govardhan puja
The local chapter of the
International Society for Krishna Consciousness organised Govardhan
puja and Annkut festival at Hare Krishna Dham, Sector 36-B, here,
today with great enthusiasm and religious fervour.
ISKCON devotees perform Govardhan and Annkut Puja at Hare Krishna Dham, Sector 36-B, Chandigarh, on Sunday.
— A Tribune photograph