City goes mast
We have a sound
captain, says Advani
Cricket fever finally overwhelmed Deputy Prime Minister L.K. Advani’s political message. As he entered the city, a tumultuous reception of a different kind awaited him. He was a participant in it rather than the beneficiary. India had won the one-day series and Mr Advani had an immediate taste of what this success meant to the people.
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has suffered a loss of over Rs 2 crore for delay in the construction of a building in Chandigarh, the land for which was allotted by the local administration as far back as 1984. The building, which was finally constructed in 2001, continued to remain unutilised during the following years.
Friendship is a tradition between Indians and Bangladeshis. It stems from the role India played in the Bangladesh liberation war of 1971 and has lived on. No surprise then that since the war, India has earned for itself the title of “natural friend” and it comes straight from Bangladesh with love.
The National Foundation for Communal Harmony has invited applications for Communal Harmony Awards from individuals and organisations engaged in promoting national integrity and communal harmony.
It was an emotional moment for the parents of seven-year-old Gulshan when they were reunited with the child at Bal Niketan in Sector 2 here today.
Gulshan after being reunited with his parents at Bal Niketan in Panchkula on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph
The process of giving Mohali its own symbol has started. The Deputy Speaker of the Vidhan Sabha and Kharar MLA, Mr Bir Devinder Singh, today initiated the process at the monthly meeting of the municipal council here today.
The election of the office-bearers and executive body of Chandigarh Club is getting mired in a controversy. Allegations and counter-allegations are being made between rival groups that have put up Mr Mukesh Bassi and Mr Amarjit Singh Sethi for the post of president.
Mr Dayal Dogra, Additional Divisional Railway Manager, Northern Railway, Ambala, yesterday denied that wooden beams were being used to prop up a railway bridge on the Ambala-Saharanpur section of the Railways, as reported along with a photograph in The Tribune a few days ago.
Ninety units of blood were donated at a camp organised by the East branch of the Bharat Vikas Parishad in collaboration with the State Bank of Patiala at Shri Shiv Manas Mandir (Vayu Sena), Industrial Area, here today.
Blood donors at a camp at Shri Shiv Manas Mandir (Vayusena) Industrial Area, Phase II, in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph
A Resident of Phase IX here died after falling from a running train near Dera Bassi last night. The victim, Shamsher Singh (29), was living with his parents at HL 225 here and was going to Delhi on the train when the mishap took place. Shamsher Singh was going to Delhi to go abroad.
In the results of Chandipex-2004, a philately exhibition organised by the Punjab circle of the Department of Posts, Mr Rakesh Walia has won six prizes for his collection of five paise surcharge stamps.
Thieves decamped with jewellery worth more than Rs 3 lakh and cash from three adjoining houses in the Central Excise and Customs employees’ houses in Sector 37-C here today.
The police today arrested the second person wanted for running over a daily-wage labourer Kishen Lal on March 12 and dumping him in a secluded spot to die.
A high-ranking team of officers undergoing an orientation programme at National Defence College visited HMT, Pinjore, last night. The 14-member team, lead by Major-Gen Ashok Vasudeva, included officers from the Indian Army, the USA, Bangladesh and Nepal.
Poll symbols on
Conference on disasters
Hotel institute celebrates annual day
Chandigarh, March 24
The Adviser to the UT Administrator, Mr Lalit Sharma, gave away prizes to meritorious students of Dr Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management, Sector 42, during the annual day celebrations held at the campus here today.
A powerful play
with poignant end
Members of the Romanian theatre group that presented the play, “The Chairs” at Alliance Francaise in Chandigarh.
Simple and rustic, it’s a dream house
Home is where the heart is... and who knows it better than Mr Ajay Johl. Through and through a city-bred person, his yearning for the roots reflects in his dream house, reminiscent of the rustic houses of yore.
No takers for art
City has new geri
Eateries in Sector 35 are the hot spots on the new geri route. — TNS
shooters in city
allergies up, but avoidable
‘Don’t Spit’ rally held on
World TB Day
Doctors take out a ‘Don’t Spit’ rally in Sector 17 of Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph
In India, one person dies of tuberculosis (TB) every minute. Over 20,000 get infected everyday. More than 5,000 develop this disease.
About 250 delegates from all over the country are expected to participate in a meeting of the PGI Doctors Alumni Association.
Isha Toor, top seed in girls under-18 age group, edged past Poorna to move into the third round of the AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament at CLTA Tennis Stadium, Sector 10, here today. Fourth seed Navjot Saini of Punjab got the better of Noor Paul of Chandigarh in straight sets.
Navjot Saini of Punjab plays a forehand shot to move in the third round of the girls’ under-18 section of the AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament at CLTA Tennis Stadium, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph
Twentyfour new soccer trainees will be enrolled in Chandigarh Football Academy in the under-14 age group by the Sports Department, UT Administration.
Parnita Garewal shot a three-over card of 75 today to maintain her lead in the Chandigarh Ladies Open Golf Championship on the lush course of the Chandigarh Golf Club here today. At the end of the second round she had an aggregate of 157.
UT Wakf Board to
claim its land