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Admn may reconsider Rent Act notification
Chandigarh, March 11
Chandigarh Administration may reconsider the contents of Rent Act notification. Appearing before a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, standing counsel for the Administration today sought time for reconsidering the contents.

For cricket fans, Lahore’s not far
Chandigarh, March 11
Eight persons will go to Pakistan to see the spirit of cricket triumph over India- Pakistan hostilities. Having got their visas for the Indo-Pak series, beginning March 13, they hope to enjoy good cricket, besides cheering the Indian team.
These diehard cricket fans (from left to right) — Tanu Bedi, Meghna Nalwa, Karambir Nalwa, Pawan Girdhar, Gurpreet Singh, and Ashima P. Mohindroo from Chandigarh — are set to leave for Pakistan to cheer the Indian cricket team. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan




PSHRC to inquire into police torture
Chandigarh, March 11
The Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC) has ordered an inquiry into the alleged beating of a Patiala resident by Punjab police personnel, including an Assistant Sub-Inspector. A DGP of the PSHRC has been entrusted with the task and has been asked to submit the report by April 26.

Jewellery worth 1.5 lakh stolen
Panchkula, March 11
Thieves broke into a Sector 4 house last night and decamped with jewellery and cash worth about Rs 1.55 lakh.

Students in a fix as CET dates clash
Chandigarh, March 11
Chandigarh students aspiring to seek admission to the Chandigarh Medical College and B.Sc (Honours) courses of Panjab University will have to forgo their chance of getting admission to medical colleges in Karnataka.


Hoardings still in place
Panchkula, March 11
Even as the Election Commission (EC) deadline for the removal of hoardings highlighting the achievements of the ruling INLD ended today, the district administration continues to drag its feet on their removal.

A hoarding highlighting the achievement of the INLD in Panchkula on Thursday.
— Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh

Poll code question over transfer
Mohali, March 11
Is the shifting of an accountant from the Municipal Council office here to the head office of the Department of Local Government based in Chandigarh a violation of the Election Commission’s model code of conduct?

Cong promises more small-scale units
Chandigarh, March 11
The Congress is committed towards setting up more small-scale units in the city to promote career opportunities. This was stated by Mr B.B. Bahl, president of the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee, while addressing a press conference here today.

Computer snag hits railway reservation
Chandigarh, March 11
It was an endless wait today for those in the queue at the railway reservation counters at Chandigarh station and at the Sector 17 Inter State Bus Terminus.

It is an endless wait at the Sector 17 Railway Reservation Counter: The reservation counter remained non-functional for a major part of the day after the computer system developed a snag in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
It is an endless wait at the Sector 17 Railway Reservation Counter

Rajkumar quits ESPL post
Mohali, March 11
Mr Rajkumar Gupta, MLA, Jalandhar (North) has resigned from the post of the Chairman, Electronics Systems Punjab Limited (ESPL), here following the winding up of the Unit. The ESPL is among the companies listed by the Punjab Disinvestment Commission for closure.


One held with 30 litres of kerosene
Chandigarh, March 11
The crime branch of the police arrested a Dhanas resident, Subhash Chander, for carrying 30 litres of kerosene without permit yesterday. He was booked under the Essential Services Act.

21 mobiles stolen
Chandigarh, March 11
Thieves broke into a booth in Sector 22-B here and took away mobile phones worth Rs 2 lakh last night. Phone accessories worth Rs 50,000 were also reported to be stolen.


Hearing check-up camp on March 13, 14
Chandigarh, March 11
Hear India Corporation has associated with Siemens hearing instruments to take up the sales, marketing, service of digital and conventional hearing instruments in the city.


Lecture on ‘Analysis of Budget’
Chandigarh, March 11
The Planning Forum of Government College, Sector 46, Chandigarh, today organised an extension lecture by Dr M.R.Aggarwal, Professor, Department of Economics, Panjab University, Chandigarh. He spoke on “Analysis of Budget”.

Role of electronic media emphasised
Chandigarh, March 11
Prof S.K.Sharma, Dean, University Instruction, Panjab University, today said the electronic media was going to play an important role during the times to come. He was speaking at the annual prize distribution function of the Department of Correspondence Studies of the university here.

Architecture student shares the Bionic Tower experience
Chandigarh, March 11
For Rajender Kumar, a fourth-year student of the Chandigarh College of Architecture, his 24-week professional stint in Spain has been more than just productive. Not only did he get to work with the best architects in the world — those handling the prestigious Bionic Tower project in Shanghai — he became a correspondent for an architecture magazine published from there.
Rajender Kumar with some of his images of Spain at the Chandigarh College of Architecture gallery on Thursday.
Rajender Kumar with some of his images of Spain at the Chandigarh College of Architecture gallery on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Hamara School
Blue Bird inculcates the spirit of patriotism in children

BLUE Bird High School, Panchkula, was established in Chandigarh in 1966. Later, the school opened its branch at Panchkula in 1989. Since then the institution has come a long way to attain excellence under the guidance and supervision of the Principal, Mrs Bhatnagar. The school has a playroom enriched with the latest toys, indoor games and music system. The institution is equipped with trained and qualified staff.


7-day remand for dacoity accused
Panchkula, March 11
A local court today remanded Ravinder, alias Thanedar, an accused in the February 19 daylight dacoity in Sector 16, to seven days’ police remand. Ravinder was arrested from Chandigarh yesterday.

4-day remand for inspector
Mohali, March 11
Harbans Singh, the inspector posted at CIA, Khanna, arrested by the Punjab Vigilance Bureau here yesterday, was remanded in four-day police custody by a court at Kharar today. The bureau arrested him on charges of accumulating assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. A resident of Phase 3A here, he had been facing a vigilance inquiry.


Uzbeks make sufiana impact

Chandigarh, March 11
Under the ongoing international Sufi festival, the Uzbek music ensemble today made a presentation at Baba Makhan Shah Lobana Auditorium here. During the hour-long presentation, the performers enthralled the audience with a blend of vocal and dance presentations dedicated to God.

Uzbek performers at the international Sufi festival being organised by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Uzbek performers at the international Sufi festival being organised by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, in Chandigarh on Thursday.

Sohan Qadri opens art college annual show
Chandigarh, March 11
The space of Government College of Art, Sector 10 came alive with art objects created by all the 232 students, enrolled in various disciplines at the College. Huge in size, the show comprises 792 works, created over the last year by students of all the four streams including painting, sculpture, applied art and graphics.
Glimpses of the annual art exhibition of Government College of Art, Sector 10, which was inaugurated by Sohan Qadri today. — A Tribune photograph


Cricket fever grips city
ITH the media hype about the Indo-Pakistan cricket series, the local cricket buffs are gearing themselves upto watch cricket live. Though visitors to Pakistan from the city to watch cricket may not be many but all people are eagerly awaiting the exciting series being played nearly after 15 years. Suraj Theatre, Panchkula, has planned to show live One day International matches. 

Sparkle with tattoo magic this summer
UMMER is the time to show off skin in a big way. The temptation is all the more hard to resist with all those sleeveless, noodle-strapped or halter-neck tops or backless cholies just waiting to come out of hibernation. This is the ideal season to sport teasing and enticing colourful tattoos that are a rage in the fashion world. Who can forget the pulse-raising effect of the tattoo of ‘Kanta laga’ girl Shefali that made several line up to get these sexy eye-catchers. Tattooing has come a long way from being a painful skin-damaging experience that left one ‘scarred’ for life to being an art form and a style statement sported by ramp models as well as college students or brides with equal elan.

Blending gharanas with subtlety
UANCES of various gharanas, blended together and executed with harmony, adds up to Dr Nivedita Singh’s music. Her recital on the occasion of the monthly Baithak of the Pracheen Kala Kendra here tonight, was a delightful experience as she unfolded the ragas with a subtle delicacy of notes and mastery over “taans” and “layakari”.

Anti-perspirants do not cause cancer, say docs
NTIPERSPIRANTS do not cause cancer and soaps are not bad for your skin. If someone has advised you against the use of these products in the summers, just do not believe him. Doctors and dermatologists insist that such assertions are nothing but myths.

Sudershan Walia’s album released
HIJE Mausan”, a collection of ghazals by well-known poet Ms Sudershan Walia, was released by Kidar Abadi Trust at Punjab Kala Bhavan in Sector 16, here on Wednesday.

OOBE out with men’s wear collection
OBE (Out of Body Experience), the trendy fashion brand for women’s ready-to-wear garments, announced its entry in the men’s wear segment with the launch of its Men’s Wear Collection. OOBE also introduced its new Spring-Summer 2004 Collection.


City hygiene suffers for staff shortage
Chandigarh, March 11
Non-availability of the required workforce is one of the biggest problems faced by the health wing of the Municipal Corporation in maintaining sanitary conditions in the city.

Vasectomy camp concludes
Mohali, March 11
The Ranbaxy Community Health Care Society in collaboration with the ESI Hospital, Mohali, organised a two-day non-scalpel vasectomy camp that concluded today. As many as 30 operations were performed during the camp. Dr K.K. Sharma, Director Health Services, ESI, inaugurated the camp.

UP tops the list of polio patients
Chandigarh, March 11
Uttar Pradesh has the maximum number of polio patients in the country. As on February 11, there were 88 positive cases in the state, out of a total 224 in the entire country, said the former President of Rotary International Raja Saboo.


Seema best athlete at polytechnic meet
Chandigarh, March 11
Seema Giri of pharmacy first year was adjudged the best athlete at the conclusion of the annual athletics meet of Government Polytechnic, Sector 10, here today.

Prize winners with their trophies in the annual sports meet, 2004, at Government Polytechnic for Women in Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph


Phulraj is senior vice-chief of civic body
Mohali, March 11
Mr Phulraj Singh was elected senior vice-president and Mr Amrik Singh vice-president of the municipal council here today. The elections to the posts were held at a meeting of the civic body. Mr M.L. Sharma, SDM, was the observer. The voting was done by show of hands. While Mr Phulraj Singh, belonging to the ruling group, got 19 votes, Mr Amrik Singh of the opposition got eight votes. The name of Mr Phulraj Singh was proposed by Mr B.B. Maini and seconded by Ms Amteshwar Kaur.

Mr Phulraj Singh (centre) in a jubilant mood after being elected senior vice-president of Municipal Council, Mohali, on Thursday. Vice-president Amrik Singh Tehsildar (extreme left) is also seen. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma
Mr Phulraj Singh (centre) in a jubilant mood after being elected senior vice-president of Municipal Council, Mohali, on Thursday.

Registration of 5 nursing homes suspended temporarily
Panchkula, March 11
The District Health Department today suspended temporarily the registration certificates of five nursing homes and clinics in the city on the charges of violating various norms of the PNDT Act.


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