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Bade Mian, Chhote Mian in city

I am an ordinary man, says Big B
Chandigarh, March 18
“I am an ordinary man and no legend,” asserts the Superstar of the Millennium, who did not take long to oblige us with a fulfilling face-to-face.
City spaces impress Shah Rukh
Chandigarh, March 18
“Hold on, don’t fall. I am available for pictures,” gushed Shah Rukh Khan when he saw lensmen slogging it out with security personnel to get a good shot at the Chandigarh Airport this afternoon.
Amitabh Bachchan Shah Rukh Khan

The legendary Amitabh Bachchan is loaded with flowers on his arrival in City Beautiful and Shah Rukh Khan escorted by Punjab Police personnel at Chandigarh airport on Thursday. — Tribune photos by Manoj Mahajan


Pallavi Joshi arrives in Chandigarh on Thursday.

Annu Kapoor at Chandigarh airport on Thursday.
— Tribune photographs

Vajpayee makes two stopovers in city
Chandigarh, March 18
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, made two stopovers in the city. He stopped over at the city airport en route to Patiala. He arrived in the morning on a special aircraft to board a helicopter.

PU to send roll Nos. by courier in cities
Chandigarh, March 18
Unlike previous years, Panjab University will not witness the usual hue and cry over non-delivery of examination admit cards by students this year. In a series of student-friendly measures, the Examination Branch will despatch roll numbers only through registered post or courier.

EU project improves rural environment
Panchkula, March 18
Terming the Haryana Community Forestry Project(HCFP) as one of the best in Asia, Mr Thomas Bain, Project Manager of the European Union (EU) in India, said here today that the project had led to better rural environment and provided village communities with monetary and social benefits.

City-based NRI held in Delhi
Chandigarh, March 18
A city-based NRI was arrested from Indira Gandhi International Airport for facilitating immigration of a local boy by passing him off as his son.



It has been nothing but scams, claims UT Cong
Chandigarh, March 18
The Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee today launched a scathing attack on a “trail of scams and scandals under the Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA government at the Centre”.

Pollution Board seals service station
Panchkula, March 18
As part of its ongoing drive against defaulting service stations, the Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) today sealed a service station in Phase I of the Industrial Area here.

Workshop for parents of special kids
Chandigarh, March 18
A three-day training workshop for parents of mentally challenged children started today at the Government Institute of Mentally Retarded Children in Sector 32 today.

Teachers seek exemption from poll duty
Chandigarh, March 18
Lecturers of colleges in the city have urged the Deputy Commissioner to exempt them from election duty in the forthcoming general election.

Chemists’ panel serves notices on Health, Revenue Depts
Panchkula, March 18
The local Chemists Association has served legal notices on the Health and Revenue Departments in connection with the allotment of a site for opening a chemist shop on the premises of the local General Hospital.

Cong leaders condemn ‘attack’ on Bansal’s driver
Chandigarh, March 18
Senior Congress leaders today condemned the alleged assault on the driver of Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal by supporters of Mr Satya Pal Jain, the BJP candidate for the forthcoming parliamentary elections.

HUDA settles claims of oustees
Panchkula, March 18
The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) today settled claims of oustees whose lands have been acquired for the development of various sectors of the township.

India Travel Mart from March 20
Chandigarh, March 18
A travel and tourism exhibition, India Travel Mart (ITM) will be organised at Hotel Shivalikview in Sector 17 here from March 20.

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2 students hurt in clash
Chandigarh, March 18
Two students of the University Institute of Engineering and Technology received minor injuries in a clash with a hostel resident of GC Chaterjee Hall, hostel N. 2, Panjab University, here today.

Recovery inspector held with bribe money
Chandigarh, March 18
The CBI today caught an inspector of the Chandigarh-based Debt Recovery Tribunal at the New Delhi Railway Station while allegedly accepting Rs 30,000 as bribe.



Alumni Association honours toppers
Toppers of Panjab University courses with their certificates after the annual prize distribution function organised by the Alumni Association at the Physics Auditorium on the campus on Thursday.Chandigarh, March 18
Thirty toppers of various courses of Panjab University received scholarships and merit certificates at a function organised by the Panjab University Alumni Association at the Physics Auditorium, Panjab university, here today.

Toppers of Panjab University courses with their certificates after the annual prize distribution function organised by the Alumni Association at the Physics Auditorium on the campus on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh

Parents told to encourage method reasoning in children
Chandigarh, March 18
Dr Roland Case, a professor of curriculum and social studies at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, today conducted a workshop on “Critical thinking” for parents at Vivek High School here. The workshop will continue till March 27.

Scholarships for students
Chandigarh, March 18
The Council for the Promotion of Young Talent today announced the launch of scholarships for meritorious students who have secured 80 per cent and above in Class-X pre-Board examinations.


High Court
Sharma case
Chandigarh, March 18
Acting on a petition filed by an Assistant Professor with the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), a Division Bench of the high court today asked Director S.K. Sharma to file an affidavit.

Ravi Inder exempted from court appearance
Panchkula, March 18
A local court today exempted an Akali leader and former Punjab Speaker, Mr Ravi Inder Singh, from personal appearance in a property dispute case. After hearing his counsel, the court fixed July 3 as the next date of hearing Mr Ravi Inder Singh appeared in court today.



Sushant Singh and Sushmita Sen in ‘Paisa Vasool’New Release
Manisha makes debut as producer
aisa Vasool’ stars Manisha Koirala, Sushmita Sen and Makrand Deshpande. The film has been made under the banner of Moving Images and has been produced by Manisha Koirala. It opens today at KC Chandigarh.

Sushant Singh and Sushmita Sen in ‘Paisa Vasool’


Kirket Da Junoon
irket na hui koi Dharmender di fillum ho gai! Now they are having match between India and Pakistan. It’s a big praablam because I am having to miss my important-important serials. Yesterday also they were having match.

Style i
Flaunt joy of motherhood with elan
regnancy is a beautiful time in a woman’s life but it also brings with it a concern about the way one looks with tent-like shapeless dresses replacing the classic fits in an expectant mother’s wardrobe.


Healthcare conference from April 14
Mohali, March 18
A five-day national holistic healthcare conference is being organised at Brahma Kumaris Shantivan, Rajasthan, from April 14. This was stated by B.K. Prem, in charge of the local Brahma Kumaris Centre.



Parnita Garewal steals the show
Chandigarh, March 18
Parnita Garewal stole the limelight in the First Ladies Captain’s Day Golf tournament held today at Chandigarh Golf Club. She won the 0-18 handicap, stableford and longest drive event.

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Great expectations from Peshawar tie
Chandigarh, March 18
The one day Indo-Pak tie to be played at Peshawar tomorrow has raised people’s expectations, with everybody expecting the match to be as exciting as the previous ones. Cricket, which is a religion in India, has never got this kind of publicity and sponsorship.


Sweepers’ number in each sector fixed
Panchkula, March 18
In an effort to provide better sanitation in the town, the Municipal Council(MC) today fixed the number of sweepers for each sector, besides establishing three hotlines.

Supdt with nursing council suspended
Mohali, March 18
A Superintendent working with the Punjab State Nurses Registration Council here was suspended today by the Secretary, Medical Education and Research, Punjab, Mr Satish Chander on the recommendation of the Registrar and the president of the council.

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