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Loopholes in MC scheme for garbage collection
Chandigarh, December 28
The Municipal Corporation is faced with a peculiar set of problems in plugging the loopholes for an effective implementation of its scheme for garbage-free sectors. The corporation has to largely depend on resident welfare associations (RWAs) for the disposal of house waste in sectors. The associations have to arrange on their own the staff for the collection of the waste. 

Hotels bear the brunt of new parking plan
Chandigarh, December 28
The Chandigarh Traffic Police's effort to regulate parking in Sector 35 has resulted in a fall of revenue of some hotels, whose owners have demanded the imposition of paid parking in the place.

Migrants’ role in city economy significant, says study
Chandigarh, December 28
City residents and bureaucrats may frown upon the increasing dominance of the migrant labourers in the city economy, but a study conducted by students of the Government College, Sector 11 has found that these people are playing a significant role in the city economy though they are finding it hard to get satisfactory jobs and expected wages in the City Beautiful.


One more held in Shamina case
Chandigarh, December 28
Harjinder Kaur, a resident of Sector 47C, has been arrested today in connection with the Shamina death case. In-laws of Shamina have already been arrested, while her husband, Matloon Hassan, and daughter of Harjinder Kaur, are evading arrest, the police said.

Congress celebrates foundation day
Chandigarh, December 28
The Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee celebrated the foundation day of the All India Congress at Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan today. Mr B.B. Bahl, Congress Committee chief, presided over the function.

Ms Krishna Teerath, Secretary, All-India Congress Committee (centre), flanked by Mr B.B. Bahal, President, Chandigarh Territorial Congress (left), and Mr Pawan Bansal, local MP, during the celebration of the party’s 118th founder’s day at Congress Bhavan, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
The celebration of the Congress’ 118th founder’s day

NSUI distributes National Flags

Chandigarh, December 28
The National Students Union of India (NSUI) today distributed National Flags among local residents, particularly children, to mark the 118th anniversary of the creation of the Indian National Congress here today.

Children hold National Flags to celebrate the 118th anniversary of the Indian National Congress, at the Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Children hold National Flags to celebrate the 118th anniversary of the Indian National Congress

Destiny devoured my son, says Uday’s mother
To attend army ceremony at Arlington
Chandigarh, December 28
Nearly a month after the death of her son, US Army soldier Uday Singh in Iraq, Mrs Manjit Singh is yet to fully come to terms with her shattered life.

Uday’s mother Mrs Manjit Singh in a pensive mood at her residence in Sector 15, Chandigarh. — Tribune photograph by Pankaj Sharma

Uday’s mother Mrs Manjit Singh in a pensive mood at her residence in Sector 15, Chandigarh.

Aeronautical society targets corporates, youngsters
Chandigarh, December 28
Introducing a fresh breath of life into its functioning, the Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI) has adopted several new concepts, among them are concepts primarily focusing attention on the younger generation and targeting the corporate aviation section as well as specific educational institutes.

ALTHOUGH the Indian Science Congress (ISC) is 90 years old, it is only the third time in its history that its annual session is being held in Chandigarh from January 3 to 7, 2004, on the Panjab University campus. The ISC held its 53rd session in Chandigarh in 1966 when Prof B. N. Prasad was the president. The 60th session was held at Chandigarh in 1973. The 91st session will take place after a gap of 30 years.
Tribune photo: Pankaj Sharma

  • Fake currency

  • Healthy trend

  • ICON-2003

  • Winter fun

  • Rare honour


Creativity needs protection, says expert
Chandigarh, December 28
The shift from wealth of territory to wealth of knowledge and its protection came in for discussion at a seminar on “Intellectual property rights and India” organised by the Totto Chan Foundation in collaboration with the Ministry of Human Resources Development in Sector 24 here today.

Panchkula Crime Crime graph went up in district
Panchkula, December 28
Policing in the district came under a sharp focus with a spurt of sensational murders, burglaries and snatchings. The police fared badly in investigation making residents feel unsafe.

Rotary Club’s programme concludes
Chandigarh, December 28
Seventyeight boys and girls in the age group of 14-19 years from six states and a union territory attended the four-day residential programme, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, RYLA-2003, hosted by the Rotary Chandigarh Shivalik. It concluded at Shri Jainendra Gurukul, Panchkula, today.

Writers to visit Pakistan
Chandigarh, December 28
A troupe of at least 20 Punjabi writers from Chandigarh and Punjab will pay a goodwil visit to Pakistan in March.

CPI celebrates foundation day
Chandigarh, December 28
The district council of the local unit of the Communist Party of India (CPI) today organised a meeting to celebrate the 78th Foundation Day here today.

Mohali Diary
‘Heer Ranjha’ to be staged today
Mohali, December 28
The Adakar Manch, here will stage the famous creation of Kaifi Azmi, ‘‘Film Heer Ranjha’’ at the Tagore Theatre Chandigarh tomorrow. The play, directed by Kewal Dhaliwal had been produced by the National School of Drama, New Delhi, during a workshop at Kurukshetra University. The play will be staged at 6 pm and will be in Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi. The music for the play has been rendered by Sushil Bothial. The play will be over presided by Mr Gursharan Singh and Dr Neelam Man Singh Choudhry.

  • Educational trip

  • Awareness camp


1 held for car thefts
Panchkula, December 28
Claiming to have busted an inter-state gang of auto thieves, the Panchkula police has arrested Amrik Singh from Bhainsa Tibba village near Mansa Devi late last night along with a stolen Maruti Esteem car (HR-05D-9161). 

1 arrested for theft
Chandigarh, December 28
The Police Station (North) today claimed to have seized goods worth Rs 1.1 lakh from a Naya Gaon resident, Sunil Kumar, who was arrested today in connection with a recent theft in Times Computers in Sector 8.

Car impounded in Navneet assault case
Chandigarh, December 28
The police today impounded the Chevrolet car of the former High Commissioner of Ghana, Mr Daljit Singh Pannu, which has been identified by the police to have been used in the alleged assault on Ms Navneet Kaur, grand-daughter of late Chief Minister of Punjab, Beant Singh.


Intelligent network launched
Chandigarh, December 28
Spice Telecom has announced the launch of the state of the art V-7.5 Intelligent Network (IN).


Hamara School
Integrating ancient and western values
AV Public School in Sector 8 started in 1979 with just over 200 students. The basic tenet of the institution was to integrate the best of modern western research in education with the core values of ancient cultural heritage. The school, which began as a kindergarten was gradually upgraded to the secondary level and saw its first batch of class X students pass out in 1989.

‘Education not limited to passing exams’
UPERVISION, organising, planning and monitoring keep Principal Sarita Manuja on her toes at school. Working towards raising the standards of academics in her school, she is one of the youngest principals to be appointed by the DAV managing committee.

CBSE mock test
Chandigarh, December 28
As many as 1,000 students took the CBSE mock test in Mathematics and Science conducted by the Chitkara Institute of Competitions, Sector 9, here today.

Last date to deposit fee today
Chandigarh, December 28
Government colleges here have announced December 29 as the last date for depositing all dues, failing which their examination forms would not be forwarded to Panjab University.


Don embroidered jeans on New Year Eve bash
LOOKING for something simmering to don for the New Year Eve bash? Forget all about long and short skirts, even glittering suits adorned with twinkling crystals. Wear jeans instead. Jeans… for a gala event like New Year party? Aren’t they too simple for such a grand occasion. If this is what you think, you just cannot be more divorced from reality. For you can take home denims embellished with sequins not just along the border, but all over the stuff. You can also buy ones adorned with rich zardosi — an ancient art of gold embroidery on rich fabrics that was once considered a work of beauty and a display of wealth. Hand-painted jeans are also available.
Twinkling stars: City dames display embroidered and hand painted jeans. — A Tribune photograph

City dames display embroidered and hand painted jeans.

How to hop from one bash to another
LL you teenyboppers, clutching leather handbags full of invites for open-air dance parties with bonfires and barbecue, here is a complete “party-hopper’s guide” to blow the trumpet at different bashes.

88 pc eyeglasses buyers go in for comfort, fitting
OMFORT, fit and durability rank high when it comes to choosing the right shades. According to a survey carried out by a private company manufacturing sunglasses, about 88 per cent of the buyers go for comfort and fitting while selecting goggles, while 59 per cent say that durability was most important to them. 

  • Shape of eyeglasses

  • Finding a frame

Fashion show at VLCC
Fashion show, fancy dress competition and other competitions marked the first anniversary of the VLCC in Sector 9 here today. Different fun games were also organised.

Shweta KhannaIt’s my life
Look towards brighter side of life
O me life is to be lived to the hilt. Have fun, enjoy small things, spread love and look towards the brighter side of the life. To me everyday is a new beginning and I make sure that it starts of with a smile, and this is the key to success.


Rheumatoid arthritis can strike at any age, says doctor
Mohali, December 28
“Apart from joints, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can affect lungs, eyes, skin and nerves and is a serious illness requiring aggressive treatment under the supervision of a specialist. Thus skin rashes and eye problems should be examined in this light.”

Charges incorrect, says PGI
Chandigarh, December 28
The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in a press note issued here today dismissed as incorrect the allegations regarding apathy towards a patient, 12-year-old Deepak, in a news report published in The Tribune on December 24.


Spreading message on skates

Chandigarh, December 28
In a novel way to spread their message “Save oil, save environment”, a team of seven boys skated their way from Ambala to the city today. The team, lead by coach Vikas Kalra, comprised a six-year-old member, Chaitanya.

The team of Hot Wheels Skating Club, Ambala, that visited The Tribune office in Chandigarh on Sunday. — Tribune photo Malkit Singh

The team of Hot Wheels Skating Club, Ambala, that visited The Tribune office in Chandigarh on Sunday.

Samsung XI trounce Ambala academy
Chandigarh, December 28
The allround performance by former Haryana Ranji Trophy player Rakesh Jolly enabled Samsung XI to beat Ambala Cricket Academy by seven wickets in the first Pritco Foods League-cum-knock-out Cricket Tournament organised by SSP Network Pvt Ltd at GMSS, Sector 32, Chandigarh, here today.

  • Vijay Memorial Trophy

  • Chandigarh Sports Club win

  • Cricket tourney

Aman wins golf runner-up trophy
Chandigarh, December 28
Aman Guron aged 12, a class VII student of Vivek High School, Sector 38, here has won the first runner-up trophy in category “c”, the All-India National Junior Golf Tournament held at Classic Golf Resort, Gurgaon from December 23.

SJOBA winter ball a big success
Chandigarh, December 28
The SJOBA-AirTel Winter Ball 2003 was a big success as the creme de la crema of Chandigarh danced the chill away at the St John School grounds today. Over 1000 party animals, sporting latest fashion and styles, thronged the venue and danced away to pulsating techno music belted out by DJ Bhanu.


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