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Road caves in within 3 months
of repair
Mohali, March 6
All is not well with the working of the Engineering wing of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) here. Within three months of PUDA having repaired the 2-km stretch dividing Sectors 68 and 69 for the President’s visit on December 1 last year, the road has virtually ‘torn apart’.

Broken patches on the 2-km road dividing Sectors 68 and 69 re-built at a cost of Rs 16 lakh by PUDA. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan



Former cricketer Karsan Ghavari applies shampoo to Syed Kirmani
If not colours let shampoo do the thick: Former cricketer Karsan Ghavari applies shampoo to Syed Kirmani on the eve of Holi at PCA stadium in Mohali on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

3 of family hurt in accident
Dera Bassi, March 6
Four persons, including three members of a Panchkula-based family, were injured when a multi-utility vehicle in which they were travelling had a head-on collision with a truck on the busy Chandigarh-Ambala highway in Bhankharpur village near here this evening.

AIR notice to employee on poll code
Chandigarh, March 6
The All India Radio, Chandigarh station, has issued a show-cause notice to one of its employees for the violation of the model code of conduct that came into force in the country from February 29.

RRD plans to tie up with farmers’ unions
Chandigarh, March 6
The sole political party to be formed by ex-servicemen, Rashtriya Raksha Dal (RRD), is contemplating a tie-up with various farmers’ unions in Punjab to expand its support base for the forthcoming general election.

7 held with 250 kg hashish
Chandigarh, March 6
The Narcotics Control Bureau has nabbed seven persons in Kanpur with 250 kg of hashish brought from Nepal.

Holi hai

Youngsters play Holi at a resort near Panchkula on Saturday

PLAYING WITH COLOURS: Students celebrate Holi on Panjab University campus in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh

FUN ALL THE WAY: Youngsters play Holi at a resort near Panchkula on Saturday.
— Tribune photo by Pawan Sharma.

Holi(day) confusion in govt schools
Chandigarh, March 6
Students of government schools in the city were an unhappy lot today. While the students of a majority of private schools in the city enjoyed a holiday, they spent the early part of the day running around to find out whether it was a holiday or not.

Be careful with colours today
Chandigarh, March 6
Use colours with caution. They can cause skin allergies and leave you red-faced. This is not all. The harmful ingredients in the colours can pose serious health risks. They can leave you blood-eyed and even breathless — at least this is what dermatologists in the city say.


Number of stray dogs on the rise
Chandigarh, March 6
The local Municipal Corporation seems to have run into another problem, a growing population of stray dogs. Since December 25 not a single dog has been sterilised while the population of stray dogs is on the rise. Under a programme to sterilise stray dogs, five dogs were being sterilised on a weekly basis by two non-governmental organisations.

Tribune staff to donate blood on Women’s Day
Chandigarh, March 6
The Tribune Employees Union will organise a blood donation camp on the office premises on Monday to mark International Women’s Day. This is the second time a camp is being organised on Women’s Day.

ISKCON celebrates appearance day of Lord Chaitanya
Chandigarh, March 6
The local unit of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) today celebrated the appearance day of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu at Hare Krishna Dham in Sector 36.

ISKCON devotees perform “mahabhishek” of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu at Hare Krishna Dham, Sector 36, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
ISKCON devotees perform "mahabhishek" of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu at Hare Krishna Dham, Sector 36, Chandigarh, on Saturday.

Repair internal roads, say residents
Mohali, March 6
The Residents Welfare Forum of Sector 69 has complained that the area is in a state of neglect with the PUDA authorities failing to redress the grievances of residents.

Krishna Chaitanya devotees hold procession 
Chandigarh, March 6
For celebrating the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna Chaitanya, a “grand procession” was taken out by devotees residing in and around the city. As the procession passed through the city roads, the devotees could be heard chanting “Hare Krishna, Hare Rama”.

Zoo bear dies of cancer
Chhat Bir, March 6
After entertaining visitors for more than 20 years, a male Himalayan black bear died of cancer at Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park in Chhat village here last night.

Residents want PSEB to refund “excess” amount
Mohali, March 6
The House Owners Welfare Society of Phase V has demanded refund of excess amount charged by the Punjab State Electricity Board from consumers whose power meters had been installed prior to January 1, 1996.

BJP workers celebrate Holi
Chandigarh, March 6
A large number of party workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party today celebrated Holi at Kamalan, the party office in Sector 33, here today.

Scheme to empower women
Chandigarh, March 6
On International Women’s Day, a programme to empower socially backward women, will be launched in the city.

Special satsang
Mohali, March 6
The Bhagwan Shri Lakshmi Narayan Dham, local branch, will organise a special satsang at Shivalik Public School, Phase VI, here tomorrow.

Kirtan darbar
Chandigarh, March 6
The seven-day samagam at the Sector 28 Nanaksar here will conclude tomorrow after a kirtan darbar.


Heroine found near GPO
Chandigarh, March 6
An unclaimed packet containing 90 gm or heroine was found near the General Post Office, Sector 17, here yesterday. The police said another packet containing 10 gm of ganja was also found at the site. A case under Sections 18, 20 and 23 of the NDPS Act has been registered against unidentified persons.

Advocate held in hit-and-run case, gets bail
Chandigarh, March 6
An advocate practicing in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Mr Randip Singh Rai, was today arrested and bailed out in connection with the Sector 33 accident in which a Ropar district resident, Ravinder Singh, was killed on February 16 after allegedly being hit by a Lancer car (PB 04H 0001).

7 booked for forgery
Chandigarh, March 6
The police today registered seven cases against as many city residents on the charge of obtaining loans by producing forged documents from the Sector 20 branch of Birla Home Finance.

Dacoity case solved
Panchkula, March 6
With the arrest of Balwinder, a resident of Chalon in Ropar district, the police today claimed to have solved a case of daring daylight dacoity, which was committed in Sector 16 on February 19.


Mohali Diary
Kids carnival at Spring Valley School
Mohali, March 6
Kids carnival was organised at Spring Valley Public School here this week. A baby show and a free medical check-up camp were also held as a part of the carnival. Dr K.S. Behgal, Behgal Hospital, Mohali, led the team of doctors who examined the students. Among those who won prizes in the baby show were Harman Arora, Mehtab Singh, Naaz, Fairy, Harshdeep, Dilsher Walia, Gurmehak, Ekam, Kirat, Rahul Arora, Ekam P Sandhu, Mansi, Ustatt, Tanvi Pandu and Divjot.

Tiny tots regale grandparents
Chandigarh, March 6
Two-day festivity at Ryan International School to mark Grandparent’s Day ended today. The students presented a colourful programme much to the amusement of their grandparents.

Students of Ryan International School present a dance item on the occasion of Grandparent’s Day in Chandigarh on Saturday.
Students of Ryan International School present a dance item on the occasion of Grandparent’s Day in Chandigarh on Saturday.

Haryana board prepares for exams
Panchkula, March 6
The district administration has made elaborate arrangements for the smooth conduct of the forthcoming matriculation and senior secondary examinations of the Haryana Board of Secondary Education.

British Library language seminar for teachers
Chandigarh, March 6
The British Library has announced a seminar for English teachers to be held on March 9 and 10 at DAV Public School, Sector 8-C. The seminar, to be jointly organised by the British Library, Chandigarh, and the English Language unit, British Council, Delhi, will focus on the use of literature texts to enhance communication skills of learners.

CBSE to start fashion studies in Class XI
Chandigarh, March 6
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has issued detailed guidelines to its affiliated schools to introduce fashion studies as an elective subject in Class XI and Class XII. The students would, however, have the option of choosing the new subject along with other subjects.

Hamara School
AKSIPS encourages curiosity and creativity among students

EXCELLENCE is the result of caring more than others think wise, risking more than others think safe, dreaming more than others think practical and expecting more than others think possible. This has been the philosophy of Ms Ajit Karam Singh, who cherished Ajit Karam Singh International Public School as her dream project.

Ajit Karam Singh International Public School

Ajit Karam Singh International Public School


A living museum
his is the story of an unsung (s) hero, who has been relentlessly collecting bits and pieces of our glorious past. The random collection displays a wide array of subjects — books and manuscripts, artifacts, dolls, crockery, jewels and fabrics.

A camel seat and old vessels adorn the corner of the dining area.

A camel seat and old vessels adorn the corner of the dining area.

A riot of colour for mobile phone subscribers
riot of colour was brought in for the subscribers of Spice Telecom as part of Holi celebrations. It was the lucky subscriber’s dream date come true as Spice Telecom announced the winners of “Khelo Holi Celebrity Ke Sang” contest.

Music album released
Chandigarh, March 6
“Bhole Ji Kab Aaoge”, a music album by singer Madhu Chadel, was released at a Sector 35 hotel by Parliamentary Affairs Minister of Himachal Pradesh Thakur Kaul Singh. The music is by Manuj Dev and the lyrics are by Swami Adish and Manuj Dev. The producer is S.S. Chandel.

Himachal minister Thakur Kaul Singh releases bhajan CD “Bhole ji Kab Aaoge” in Sector 35, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Himachal minister Thakur Kaul Singh releases bhajan CD "Bhole ji Kab Aaoge" in Sector 35, Chandigarh, on Saturday.

Western Film Review
A horror film which makes you laugh
The subway station looks familiar. The “woman in black” is there. The high-flying feats of other leather-clad protagonists are also there. For a moment, you think you have stumbled upon “Matrix Revolutions-II”. But once credits start appearing, you realise that the trilogy had ended long ago.

Kate Beckinsale in “Underworld”

Kate Beckinsale in "Underworld"

Film Review
Boredom all the way
ce singer Sonu Nigam is sure to lose the love of his fans if he does not resist the temptation to be the leading man in movies.


St. Stephen's Football club to play with UK sporting club
Chandigarh, March 6
St Stephen’s Football Academy, Chandigarh, will organise a series of matches against the visiting Sporting Club team, Coventry (UK), on March 7 and 8. Tomorrow the St Stephen’s Football Club will play against the Sporting Club (UK) at 4 pm at Panjab University.

The winners of the First Hiromasa Tanaka International Karate and Kickboxing meet organised at Nepal.

The winners of the First Hiromasa Tanaka International Karate and Kickboxing meet organised at Nepal.


Posts cleared to collect tax that is not to be!
Chandigarh, March 6
The Municipal Corporation has sanctioned 40 posts for tax, fee and legal branches while at the same time rejecting the levy of property tax in the current financial year.


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