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Ethics fall as stakes in modelling rise
City becoming hub for beauty pageants
Chandigarh, March 30
The lure of arc lights is hard to resist and aspiring models will do anything to be there. From fudging of birth certificates to hiding marital status as well as pasts that are far from clean, everything goes in this business of projecting beauty.

Man’s neck gets trapped in lift door
Panchkula, March 30
When Charan Das, an employee with the Jalwayu Vihar, a housing society, set out to rescue seven children trapped inside a lift in Sector 20 here this evening, he hardly knew he had to pay a heavy price.

Seriously injured Charan Das struggles for life in General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula Seriously injured Charan Das struggles for life in General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula.
— Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh

JE hits fellow officer over plants
Chandigarh, March 30
Enraged by the refusal to give plants, a Junior Engineer of the Horticulture Department, UT, today allegedly hit his fellow officer with a stick in the Sector 23 nursery. The victim, Mahinder Pal, was taken to the General Hospital, Sector 16, with an injury to his head.

Mahinder Pal

Mahinder Pal

Survey to monitor sanitary condition in city
Chandigarh, March 30
Falling standards of sanitation in different parts of the city, particularly with reference to slum areas, have been pointed out in a report of the Sanitation Committee tabled before the Municipal Corporation.

CBSE introduces new evaluation system
Chandigarh, March 30
From the new academic session, studying social sciences in CBSE-affiliated schools will no more be merely appearing in the annual written examination and being evaluated on the basis of practicals.

Permanent members have right to vote: club GM
Chandigarh, March 30
The General Manager of the Chandigarh Club said today all permanent members of club had the right to cast their ballot in the club election scheduled for April 3.

Big boost to Punjabi language in Pak
Fakhar Zaman
Chandigarh, March 30
It is difficult to describe Fakhar Zaman. He is a man of extraordinary zeal and diverse interests. Some call him a revolutionary, others a great writer, and yet others recognise him as a politician of a different creed. When he started venturing for Indo-Pak friendship about two decades ago, people in Pakistan branded him an Indian agent.

Zohra — a picture of grace, vitality
Chandigarh, March 30
Zohra Sehgal is every film producer-director’s ultimate choice for portraying warmth of a family matriarch. Be it “Dillagi”, the home production of Dharmendra or any other big budget Yash Raj productions, the veteran actress seems to be quite indispensable when it comes to enacting her age to perfection. The “grand old lady” of Hindi cinema was at her classic best yet again today, though the backdrop was not so much familiar.


Zohra Sehgal arrives in Chandigarh for the shooting of a Yash Chopra film on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Zohra Sehgal arrives in Chandigarh for the shooting of a Yash Chopra film


Cable connections not given despite SDM’s orders
Mohali, March 30
Some residents of Phase V here, who were dissatisfied with the service provided by a cable TV operator, are yet to get a cable connection from another operator despite orders issued by the SDM in this regard around 20 days ago.

Local SAD unit not backing BJP: Riar
Chandigarh, March 30
“The local unit of the SAD is not backing the BJP. The BJP is making baseless claims of an alliance with it in its press notes and other campaigning material.” This was stated by Mr Gurpratap Singh Riar, president of the local unit of the SAD, while addressing mediapersons here today.

Jain takes out ‘padayatra’
Chandigarh, March 30
Mr Satya Pal Jain, BJP candidate from Chandigarh in forthcoming parliamentary elections today took out a ‘pad yatra’ at Burail village. Mr Jain passed through a Muslim locality where at least 250 Muslims left the Congress and joined the BJP, a press note said.

Ram Navami celebrated
Chandigarh, March 30
Ram Navami was celebrated with religious fervour in various parts of the city today. Temples were decorated with special lighting arrangements. A heavy rush was witnessed in the morning and in the evening.

Pracheen Hanuman Mandir, Sector 32, Chandigarh, decked up to mark Ram Navami on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Karam Singh

Pracheen Hanuman Mandir, Sector 32, Chandigarh, decked up to mark Ram Navami

Fracas at gurdwara disrupts shooting
Chandigarh, March 30
Sector 38 West Gurdwara where Yash Chopra shot for his latest film along with Zohra Sehgal and Preity Zinta virtually became the centre of drama this evening.

Protest over attempt to close down company
Mohali, March 30
Employees of Ajay Electrical Industries Ltd staged a dharna here today in protest against an attempt to close down the company. The agitation was headed by Mr Ramji Dass, general secretary of the local Trade Union Council.

Phony Ram died due to asphyxiation
Chandigarh, March 30
The identity of the girl whose affair with Kashmiri Ram is suspected to have led to suicides of Kashmiri Ram and his father Phony Ram still remained a mystery. Rajla Devi, mother of Kashmir Ram, today expressed ignorance about her son’s affair with any girl.

Snake makes girl unconscious
Chandigarh, March 30
A 20-year-old mentally disturbed girl from Baltana today fell unconscious at the steps leading to the Sukhna Lake after seeing a snake advancing towards her.

Assault inquiry report in 15 days
Chandigarh, March 30
The police inquiry into the alleged assault on the Tribune team on March 22 will be completed in a fortnight and only thereafter further action will be taken.


Man, wife killed in road mishap
Panchkula, March 30
A man and his wife belonging to Dera Bassi died on the spot and their two children and a relative sustained severe injuries after a canter rammed into their car at the traffic light crossing at Majri Chowk early this morning.

Phase X resident commits suicide
Mohali, March 30
A resident of Phase X allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan. According to the police, Mr Sham Lal Sharma, who worked as a salesman, had taken the drastic step some days ago but the crime came to the notice of neighbours today after which the police was informed.


Cooking fest
Chandigarh, March 30
Samsung India will organise a microwave cooking festival, “Samsung Spice of Life - The Grand Recipe Hunt”, beginning tomorrow in Chandigarh and Delhi.


PU roll numbers return without being delivered
Chandigarh, March 30
The Panjab University’s decision to despatch roll numbers of private candidates of undergraduate and postgraduate classes has fallen flat in some cases where these have been returned to the Examination Branch of the university on account of wrong addresses.

Japanese model of growth for Punjab proposed
Chandigarh, March 30
Forcefully advocating the diversification model of agricultural development, Prof S.S. Johl, Vice-Chairman, Punjab State Planning Board, said it was needed in view of declining water table and degradation of soil.

University to acquire degree-printing machine
Chandigarh, March 30
This year the Examination Branch of Panjab University cut a sorry figure when it came to delivering degrees to its affiliated colleges for holding annual convocations on time. The colleges had to make do with awarding sheets of paper in place of degrees to some of their students whose degrees had not been received.

Tangori engineering college students stage dharna
Mohali, March 30
Some student of the Shaheed Udham Singh College of Engineering and Technology, Tangori, who have been barred admission to the sixth semester of the engineering course, staged a protest against the authorities of Punjab Technical University here today.

Students of Shaheed Udham Singh Engineering College, Tangori, raise slogans in support of their demands on Tuesday.
— A Tribune photograph

Students of Shaheed Udham Singh Engineering College, Tangori, raise slogans in support of their demands

Tiny tots display dance talent
Chandigarh, March 30
Tiny tots walked down the ramp at Tagore Theatre vying for the titles of Baby Prince and Princess. The contest was organised by the Fusion Dance Troupe, Citi Entertainment Network in association with the Western Star Group, here today.


Payment no basis for granting bail to dowry accused
Chandigarh, March 30
Accused in a dowry harassment case cannot be granted anticipatory bail just because they offered to settle the wife’s claim and pay maintenance, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has ruled in a significant judgement.

Liquor auction petition to come up today
Chandigarh, March 30
A petition filed by a liquor contractor against the clubbing of Hoshiarpur and Nawanshahr circles will come up for orders before a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday, as per the cause list.


Touch of class with Italian furniture
Look no further for the stylish Italian furniture. Your search ends at The Furniture Shopee, an exclusive shop dealing in Italian designer furniture ‘Spazio’. This one stop shop for all your furniture needs, provides a range of exclusively designed Italian furniture.

Designer Italian furniture on display at Spazio, Sector 34. — A Tribune photograph

Designer Italian furniture on display at Spazio, Sector 34

Jewellery inspired by beauty of life
Trendsmith, a jewellery and lifestyle store, today launched the signature line collection of Mr Nirmal Zaveri. The new line brings alive the colours of the rainbow — from violet amethyst to the sparkling red rubies. The beautiful designs in diamonds set in white gold have stones like emeralds, amethyst, rubies, peridot and aquamarines juxtaposed to create an enticing effect, and are an evocative tribute to the contemporary woman. This collection, being exhibited at the Sector 17 store here, is being showcased for the first time in the country.

Golfer Irina Brar sports a necklace from the signature line collection of Nirmal Zaveri at a showroom in Sector 17 on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Golfer Irina Brar sports a necklace from the signature line collection of Nirmal Zaveri at a showroom in Sector 17

Swimming pools being spruced up
WITH the mercury soaring skywards, everyone seems to be eagerly waiting for a splash in the pool. The high temperature since mid- March has had the city folks ready to jump in the pools the moment they are declared open.

Swimming pools in various clubs and other places being spruced up before being thrown open to the public. — A Tribune photograph

Swimming pools in various clubs and other places being spruced up before being thrown open to the public

Fitness Trail
Magnificent minerals natural doctors of our body
CONTINUING with our saga of the unsung heroes of nutritional requirements of our body — the minerals — we will discuss the last of major minerals required by our body in large amounts.

Shekhar to take a shot at politicians
Shekhar Suman is at it again. Actor-turned-talk show host Shekhar will be ripping apart the political heavyweights who retract from their pre-poll rhetoric. To appear on Star News channel every day from April 1 to May 15 from 10.30 pm to 11 pm, Shekhar will enjoy himself and enthrall viewers with his poll histrionics.


Dravid’s action surprises many
But gets bouquets from others for keeping nation above individuals
Chandigarh, March 30
The decision of Rahul Dravid to declare the innings when Tendulkar was inching towards equalling the Great Don’s back-and-back double century record has evoked a mixed reaction ranging from anger against the captain to eulogising him for a courageous stand.

Fine knock by Manan
Chandigarh, March 30
Manan Vohra scored 44 runs in 61 deliveries which enabled the joint team of Chandigarh Cricket Association XI and DAV Coaching centre in defeating Gaziabad Mahanagar Cricket Association by 64 runs in the second SN Vohra Memorial under-13 league-cum-knockout tournament played here at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium.

SAI’s Regional Director transferred
Chandigarh, March 30
Dr Prem Chand Kashyap, Regional Director, Sports Authority of India, Netaji Subhas Northern Centre, Chandigarh, has been transferred to the SAI Eastern Regional Centre, Kolkata. The order to this effect has already been received from the Delhi corporate office.

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