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We won it!
Chandigarh, March 13
A nail-biting cricket match which had city residents on the edge of their seats ended in jubilation. After India’s astounding victory over Pakistan in the first one-day international at Karachi. People took to the streets dancing, distributing sweets and strangers hugging one another.

City youths euphoric following Indian cricket team’s victory over Pakistan IT’S CELEBRATION TIME: City youths euphoric following Indian cricket team’s victory over Pakistan on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Match affects Spring Fest attendance
Panchkula, March 13
Cricket indeed is a religion in India. The Indo-Pak one-day tie today cast its shadow on the crowd presence at Town Park here on the first-day of the Spring Fest, organised by the Haryana Urban Development Authority.

Girls admire some of the winning entries of flower arrangements at the Spring Fest in Panchkula on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Girls admire some of the winning entries of flower arrangements at the Spring Fest in Panchkula

Hawala suspect falls into police net
Mohali, March 13
A suspected hawala operator, claiming to be a British citizen, has landed into the Punjab police net. All because of a small mistake that he made in an otherwise remarkably well laidout network of false identities, fake certificates and partners in crime across Punjab.

Class XI science students allowed to change stream
Chandigarh, March 13
The Central Board of Secondary Education will not allow schools affiliated with the board to seek affiliation from another board or institution, said the Chairman of the board, Mr Ashok Ganguly, here yesterday.


City residents high on spending, low on awareness
Chandigarh, March 13
A countrywide economic profile conducted across 784 towns says that Chandigarh does not figure on the list of 25 towns where people are most read and is also low on awareness. It, however, tops in consumerism. It has the maximum number of cars and residents are the biggest spenders.

Mining poses threat to village
Narayanpur, March 13
For the development of cities, this village has been virtually put on the verge of extinction. For residents of the village, life has again become a cruel joke. Earlier, torrents threatened their lives; now haphazard and illegal sand-mining is making their lives hell.

BJP holds sammelan of roadside workers
Chandigarh, March 13
The BJP on Saturday organised a ‘vishal sammelan’ of roadside workers here today as part of its ongoing campaign for the forthcoming parliamentary elections. The gathering included barbers, cobblers, washermen, ice-cream sellers, book-sellers and others.

Working of EVM demonstrated
Mohali, March 13
The Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Mohali, Mr M.L. Sharma, yesterday demonstrated the working of electronic voting machine, here. Giving details of the machine, Mr Sharma said the machine had two components — the ballot unit and the control unit. ‘‘Both are numbered the same and form a pair.

NGOs discuss environment issues
Chandigarh, March 13
Idma foundation for Sustainable Development, Chandigarh, organised a one-day training programme to evaluate the role of governments in upholding their commitment to the 1992 Rio Earth Summit and strengthen access to decision-making that affects the environment.

Mr K.A.S. Suranjan from Sri Lanka at a one-day training programme for Indian and South Asian NGOs of Idma Foundation for Sustainable Development in Chandigarh on Saturday.
— A Tribune photograph
Mr K.A.S. Suranjan from Sri Lanka at a one-day training programme for Indian and South Asian NGOs of Idma Foundation for Sustainable Development in Chandigarh

Transfer of MC officer sought
Panchkula, March 13
A social organisation, the People’s Voice God’s Voice, yesterday demanded the transfer of the Executive Officer of the Municipal Council to enable a fair inquiry by the Haryana Vigilance Bureau in the alleged irregularities in various development works.

Seminar on infrastructure development
Chandigarh, March 13
Infrastructure development has emerged as the benchmark of national growth, and the determinant of high productivity and quality of life. For Punjab, seeking to accelerate economic development, it is essential to put in place self-sustaining infrastructure projects in rural and urban areas.

Major power shutdown today
Chandigarh, March 13
There will be a major power shutdown in Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali tomorrow. According to information, the power supply will remain suspended to Sectors 20, 21, 22, 23, 33, 34 and 35 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Sectors 7, 19, 26, 27 and 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sectors 24, 37, 38 and 38 (West), IMT, Water Works, Sector 39, Ministers’ houses, Dadu Majra and Maloya from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sectors 16, 17, 18 and 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Issues of gallantry awardees raised
Chandigarh, March 13
At least 100 war heroes, gallantry awardees, war widows and their relatives from all over the country attended a national convention held by War Decorated India — an association of retired gallantry awardees.


Missing man found dead
Chandigarh, March 13
A resident of Panjab University campus, Deep Chand Verma, 35, who had gone missing on Tuesday afternoon, was found dead under mysterious circumstances in a pond at Shangariwala village, Kharar, last night.


Spice to hike ISD charges from March 15
Chandigarh, March 13
Calling abroad will be dearer for the Spice subscribers! Spice today announced its decision to raise the charges for the ISD calls with effect from March 15. The DGM (Marketing), Mr Mukul Khanna, said the new charges for the ISD calls, which were till now Rs 8.24 per minute, would now be Rs 9.99 per minute for the USA, Canada and European countries and Rs 15.99 per minute for the rest of the countries in the world.


PU Syndicate defers retirement scheme
Chandigarh, March 13
The much-resented compulsory retirement scheme for employees of Panjab University was deferred by the Syndicate at its meeting, here today. The scheme was rejected by the Syndicate members on the ground that it was not viable since the university had no pension scheme.

From Schools & Colleges
Tiny tots present ‘Alice in Wonderland’
Chandigarh, March 13
Students of pre nursery, nursery and kindergarten of Ajit Karam Singh International Public School, Sector 4-B, presented “ Alice in Wonderland”. The occasion was a musical evening where tiny tots danced and sang.

Heavy rush for train tickets to Karnataka
Chandigarh, March 13
With the entrance test for admission to medical and engineering colleges in Karnataka, scheduled for May, there is a huge rush for reservation of tickets for trains bound for Karnataka.

Exams held at 2 centres cancelled
Mohali, March 13
Following reports of mass copying and external interference in some examination centres across Punjab, the Controller of Examinations, Punjab School Education Board, Ms Narinder Kaur, today cancelled the Class X science examination held at Phero, District Sangrur this morning and the Class XII english examination held at the Children Memorial School, Patiala this evening.


Direction to rowing body
Chandigarh, March 13
A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has asked Rowing Federation of India and Chandigarh Rowing Association to frame rules and methodology for ensuring fair trial for selections.


Celebration of womanhood
Woman are top-of-the-line managers. Finance managers (as they manage the home finances); human resource managers by managing relations or the dhobi, servants, ... the list is endless. Nobody can know time management better than women, as they comfortably shift between their roles as mother, daughter or wife at home, and as diehard professionals at work.

Models display the spring summer collection during a fashion show in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photograph

Models display the spring summer collection during a fashion show in Chandigarh

Her heart still beats for print journalism
he is a woman who chose to carve her own destiny. Behind her petite frame, lies the grit of steel. Shireen Sethi, acclaimed business journalist and the Head of Department of Sahara Samay, says that the road to success was not easy. Shireen had left the city 14 years ago to pursue her dreams of making it big in journalism. She did her mass communication from Panjab University and aimed at making it big as a business correspondent

Shireen Sethi

Shireen Sethi

Cassette of Devki Anand released
oted poet and Padma Shri, Dr Sardar Anjum, released a devotional cassette of Bollywood playback singer Devki Anand — “Sompi dor tujhe mere Satguru” in Panchkula on Saturday.


Fungal infections can be ‘fatal’
ungal infections can prove to be fatal if not diagnosed early. In fact, up to 7 per cent of the patients dying in tertiary care centres suffer from fungus infection known as “aspergillosis”. Early diagnosis and therapy can make a difference. But there are not many centres in the country for diagnosing fungal infections.

Experts discuss fungal eye infections
Chandigarh, March 13
“In India nearly 30 to 35 per cent of all culture positive infectious keratitis cases are of fungal origin, which leads to ocular morbidity and blindness", Dr Niranjan Naik from AIIMS, New Delhi, said.

Parking attendants’ plea to PGI chief
Chandigarh, March 13
In a letter to the Director of Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, “parking attendants” working on contract basis have complained about the payment of “less monthly salary”, besides other problems.

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