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9 civil services aspirants barge into MP’s party
Arrested, remanded in police custody
Chandigarh, October 31
Nine civil services aspirants last night barged into the ladies sangeet party of the daughter of a Congress MP from Punjab, Ms Santosh Chaudhary, at Aroma Hotel.

College students march to PU
Announce strike against fee hike
Chandigarh, October 31
Students from a number of local colleges marched to the office of the Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University here today in protest against the proposed fee hike from the forthcoming academic session and the varying fee structure in colleges.
Students of local college protest against the fee hike at the Panjab University campus Students of local college protest against the fee hike at the Panjab University campus in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph


Lalit Sharma's appointment as Adviser held up
Chandigarh, October 31
It may take a few weeks more before an officer is posted to Chandigarh on the important post of Adviser to the Administrator. For the time being, the appointment of Mr Lalit Sharma, whose name was cleared by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs last week, has been held up.

Anup Jalota strikes a divine connection
Chandigarh, October 31
Getting the elite Chandigarh audience to hum divine tunes calls not just for a great deal of perfection over the art of song, but an equal deal of perfection over the manner of presentation. Our quintessential devotional singer Anup Jalota perfected himself on both fronts during his delightful presentation at Nehru Bhavan in Sector 24 here where he reflected the nuances of bhajan singing during his two-hour-long recital.

Anup Jalota performs at Nehru Bhavan in Sector 24, Chandigarh, on Friday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan
Anup Jalota performs at Nehru Bhavan in Sector 24

Treading the divine path
Chandigarh, October 31
In these times when noise levels keep knocking our bodies out of tune, there are some genres of music that place the lost rhythms back into our system so that the affair of melody that life is may flow on forever. Among these genres is bhajans, where Anup Jalota reigns supreme, thoroughly enjoying every bit of magic that his sobriquet, “bhajan samrat”, spells.

Even 30-year-old can have dementia
Chandigarh, October 31
Something as simple as Vitamin-B deficiency, alcohol abuse or even hypothyroidism could give you symptoms of dementia, generally associated with old age. “The imaging of the normal aging brain can be used to find the cause of dementia, which in majority of the cases results due to brain shrinkage, due to advancing age,” explained Dr Michael S. Huckman, an internationally renowned interventional neuroradiologist, working at Rush Medical College, Chicago.


Cong councillors in defiant mood over property tax 
Chandigarh, October 31
Perturbed over the political implications regarding the imposition of property tax on commercial and institutional property in the city at 5 per cent, councillors of the ruling Congress in the Municipal Corporation are in a defiant mood.

Amitava Chatterjee and Kankana Banerjee perform at the first day of the 26th three-day annual Chandigarh Sangeet Sammelan
Amitava Chatterjee (sitarist) and Kankana Banerjee (vocalist) perform at the first day of the 26th three-day annual Chandigarh Sangeet Sammelan organised by the Indian National Theatre at Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, Chandigarh, on Friday night. — Tribune photos by Pankaj Sharma

PUDA, building contractor at loggerheads
SAS Nagar, October 31
Even before the PUDA bhavan here could be formally inaugurated, the building contractor and PUDA authorities are at loggerheads as to who is to be blamed for the over one year delay in construction.

Indians’ shaving frequency ‘lowest’
Chandigarh, October 31
Most Indians shave only once in two to three days. Even though they have a strong beard growth, their shaving frequency is among the lowest in the world, says an extensive study of Indian shaving habits conducted on behalf the American multinational, Gillette.

Tributes paid to Indira Gandhi
Chandigarh, October 31
Led by the President of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC), Mr H.S. Hanspal, several senior Congress leaders and ministers today paid tributes at Punjab Congress Bhavan to late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

Member of Parliament Pawan Kumar Bansal pays tributes on the martyrdom day of Indira Gandhi in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Member of Parliament Pawan Kumar Bansal pays tributes on the martyrdom day of Indira Gandhi

Board told to sink tubewell
Zirakpur, October 31
Issuing notice of motion on a complaint filed by the Zirakpur Nagar Panchayat, Mr Justice V.M. Jain of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board to continue sinking of a tubewell on a piece of disputed land adjacent to the Lohgarh police post here.

Shanda Shasti celebrations
Chandigarh, October 31
The marriage of Lord Murugan was celebrated with traditional South Indian traditions and fervour as a part of the ongoing Sri Shanda Shasti celebrations. Priests from Kanchipuram and Tamil Nadu came to conduct the marriage.

Citizens’ plea on judge
Kharar, October 31
Mr K.K. Sharma, president of the Kharar Citizens Welfare Council, has demanded that an additional judge should be posted here keeping in view the existing load of cases in the courts.


Woman commits suicide at Kharar village
Kharar, October 31
Harpreet Kaur (24) of nearby Mundi Kharar village that falls in Kharar municipal limits allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from the hook of a ceiling fan of her house yesterday night.

Boy crushed under oil tanker
Dera Bassi, October 31
Jatinder Singh (17), a resident of Daffarpur village, was crushed to death when an oil tanker rammed into his cycle from behind on the Dera Bassi-Ramgarh road, near Mubarikpur, here today.


City to be projected as IT destination
Chandigarh, October 31
Projecting the city as a destination for the information technology (IT) industry will get a boost in the next few days. A team of the Chandigarh Administration will be stationed in Bangalore for the annual IT fair, which begins tomorrow.

Max New York launches two policies
Chandigarh, October 31
Addressing the needs of the evolving life insurance market in India, Max New York Life Insurance Co Ltd has launched two new policies — Stepping Stones and Life Gain Plus.

Fortune captures 18 per cent market
Chandigarh, October 31
Fortune range of edible oils has captured 18 per cent market share as per AC Neilsen ORG Marg, August 2003. Fortune has surged ahead of brands such as Sundrop (Agrotech), Sweekar and Saffola (Marico), Dharma (DOFCO) and Godrej. Fortune has emerged as the single largest brand of edible oils in the country.


UBS alumni body institutes gold medal
Chandigarh, October 3
The Panjab University Business School Alumni Association has instituted a gold medal for toppers that will be presented each year at the alumni reunion. This was stated by Prof Satish Kapoor, in charge of the department’s alumni relations cell, while addressing a press conference here today. This year, the award will be given to the topper of Master’s in Business Administration (Human resources) in memory of an alumnus who lost his life in a road accident.

Exchange programme concludes
Chandigarh, October 31
A 15-day sculpture study exchange programme involving students of the College of Fine Arts, Chennai, and the local Government College of Art concluded here today. All nooks and corners of the Sculpture Department, even hostels, were occupied by students using tools for making creations.

Participants of the study exchange programme between the Government College of Art, Sector 10, Chandigarh, and Government College of Fine Art, Chennai, pose in the backdrop of the sculpture they created during the 15-day-long workshop which concluded on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Participants of the study exchange programme between the Government College of Art, Sector 10, Chandigarh, and Government College of Fine Art

PU students to hold debate on liberal thinking
Chandigarh, October 31
Challenging the traditional subjects for academic debates in educational institutions, students of Panjab University have picked a controversial subject, “Liberal thinking: path to moral and social degradation”, for a debate scheduled for November 5. The debate is being organised by students of the Department of Chemical Engineering in collaboration with the Panjab University Campus Students Council.

Shriram Educare coming to city
Chandigarh, October 31
Shriram Educare, a Delhi-based educational society, which is running several Shriram schools in and around Delhi, is now spreading its wings to Chandigarh and Punjab. It has entered into a technical collaboration with Ananda International School to establish a new school on the outskirts of Chandigarh on an 11-acre site.

Young turks put together a classic production
Chandigarh, October 31
Dressed as charmers, the senior wing students of Vivek High School, Sector 38, today reflected their obsession for theatre which runs as part of the curriculum at school. Ready to soar and make their founder’s day production, “My Fair Lady” a fair success, the students kept busy all day putting their final acts together.


Police custody for tantrik 
Panchkula, October 31
Controversial tantrik R.K. Sharma, who was arrested by the police for allegedly duping innocent persons of lakhs of rupees on the pretext of solving their personal problems through tantra was today produced before a local court and was remanded in police custody for two days.

One-year RI for truck driver
Chandigarh, October 31
A truck driver, Parlad Singh, was today sentenced to one-year rigorous imprisonment for causing death due to rash and negligent driving. He was also fined Rs 500. The complainant, Jagdish, a head constable with the UT police who was present on the spot, lodged a complaint that the accused was driving a truck in negligent manner when the truck ran over a girl, Keshav Mati, in Sector 26.

High Court
Chandigarh, October 31
The High Court on Friday upheld the orders of the Central Administrative Tribunal dismissing an application filed by a Kendriya Vidyalaya teacher, accused of trying to molest a student at his residence. He had challenged his termination orders.


Awareness needed on neuroradiology: experts
Chandigarh, October 31
While stressing the need for making the super-speciality of interventional neuroradiology available at more institutes in the country, the Director General, Health Services, Dr S.P. Aggarwal, today said under the National Health Policy, the government spendings on research and development in the health area would be increased.


Saurav, Mandeep scrape into semis

Chandigarh, October 31
Saurav Kapoor of Haryana got the better of Akshay Dewalkar of Maharashtra 13-15, 17-14, 15-10 to enter the semi-final of the boys under-16 singles in the ninth Tarachand Memorial All-India Badminton Tournament at the Devi Lal Sports Complex in Sector 3, Panchkula, today. Mandeep Singh of Chandigarh also entered the semi-final by beating I.S. Navin Kumar of Andhra Pradesh in an extended three-game duel after a great struggle.

Puneet from Haryana in action during the Tarachand Memorial All-India Badminton Tournament at Panchkula on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Puneet from Haryana in action during the Tarachand Memorial All-India Badminton Tournament


IT, ST Bar complaints against excise officials
Misappropriation of govt revenue alleged
Chandigarh, October 31
In an unprecedented move the local Income Tax and Sales Tax Bar Association today lodged a formal complaint with the UT Administrator, alleging large-scale misappropriation of government revenue worth crores by certain officials of the Excise and Taxation Department, Chandigarh.

Drive against rickshaw stands


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