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PMT leak has students fuming
Chandigarh, April 11
Unaware about the cancellation of the All-India Pre-Medical Test by the CBSE, following leak of question papers, hundreds of students faced a lot of harassment when they reported at the examination centres in the city this morning.

After cricket, Mandira tries ‘ladoo’
Chandigarh, April 11
Mandira Bedi loves to epitomise the urban Indian woman, no matter how stressful life gets in the process. Loaded with confidence, courtesy cricket, Mandira declares she is working religiously to silence her critics. Appearing on a different pitch today, Mandira who will now star in husband Raj Kaushal’s direction, “Shaadi ka ladoo”, could not help mentioning her first love — cricket — and also that she was itching to win over lovers of the game.
In warm company: Actress Mandira Bedi with her film-maker husband Raj Kaushal
In warm company: Actress Mandira Bedi with her film-maker husband Raj Kaushal, who is directing her in “Shaadi ka Ladoo”.
— Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan


Punwire staff offer apology to Bir Devinder Singh
Mohali, April 11
The Punwire Employees Union today offered an apology for having ‘hurt’ the feeling of the Deputy Speaker of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha and the MLA Kharar, Mr Bir Devinder Singh. 

War veteran toils for disability pension
Chandigarh, April 11
Twentyeight years after his fellow soldiers dumped him at his doorstep on the grounds that he had become mad and hence no longer fit for military service, a 50 year old war veteran continues to struggle for his disability pension.

Young couples seeking legal protection
Chandigarh, April 11
More and more love birds, trying to escape the wrath of angry parents and kin are approaching the Punjab and Haryana High Court for security. In what is becoming a norm now, every day many young couples appear in the court of the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court and seek protection from their family members. In most cases, it is the family of the girl rather than the boy that is after the blood of the young couples.

‘Tipsy’ driver assaults cops, hospital staff
Chandigarh, April 11
A drunk truck driver allegedly assaulted two women and police personnel at the Grain Market here today. He was taken to the Sector 16 General Hospital and the PGI, but was refused medical treatment there as he allegedly assaulted employees.


He wants to work for the common man
Chandigarh, April 11
Claiming that middle class people were exploited by candidates of big parties to benefit a select few, Mr Dharam Paul Sharma, an Independent candidate from the Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat, said he was in the fray to ensure that the nearly 80 per cent employees’ population of the city was heard and its problems dealt with.

Funds misappropriated, say ESPL staff
Mohali, April 11
Members of the Electronics Systems Punjab Limited (ESPL) Employees Union today alleged gross misappropriation of funds by the company management over the years because of which the company was facing closure.

A day of prayers, feasting for Christians
Chandigarh, April 11
It was a day of prayers and feasting for followers of the Christian faith. After attending morning service in churches, they exchanged Easter eggs, hot buns and cakes. Fellowship lunches were also held. Easter celebrates the resurrection of Christ on the third day of crucifixion.

Devotees in the Sector 18 church during Easter celebrations in Chandigarh on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Pawan Sharma
Devotees in the Sector 18 church during Easter celebrations in Chandigarh

CA beaten up by examiner
Chandigarh, April 11
An entrance examination held for a post in the National Thermal Power Corporation today faced a virtual boycott when an examiner allegedly beat up an examinee at Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, here. A Chartered Accountant, Vijay Bansal, was getting agitated over the non-receipt of his roll number, when the examination in-charge Rakesh Behl allegedly beat him up.

CRPF celebrates Day of Valour
Chandigarh, April 11
The Central Reserve Police Force’s 30th Battalion based here celebrated the Day of Valour to keep alive the deeds of CRPF personnel during the 1965 Indo-Pak war. The Inspector-General, North West Zone, Mr Sukhjinder Singh, was the chief guest on the occasion. A large number of serving and retired officers attended the celebrations.

AOC-in-C D.C. Nigam in city
Chandigarh, April 11
The Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Maintenance Command, Air Marshal D.C. Nigam, arrived at No.3 Base Repair Depot here today on a three-day visit. He is accompanied by his wife, Mrs Kanak Nigam, president, Air Force Wives Welfare Association (Regional).

Nagar kirtan taken out
Panchkula, April 11
As part of the Baisakhi and birth anniversary celebrations of the second Guru, Angad Dev, a nagar kirtan was organised in the township by the management committee of the Sector 12 gurdwara here today.


Firms caring for environment
Chandigarh, April 11
More and more companies are now going in for certifications other than ISO 9001: 2000 such as ISO 14001, TS 16949, ISO 18000, reflecting their concerns for issues relating to environment protection, organisational safety, higher quality standards and systems. This is one of the findings of a survey conducted by the Confederation of Indian Industry ( CII), Northern region.

GCL to expand base
Chandigarh, April 11
Gaganz Com Ltd (GCL), a local company providing consultancy services for setting up professional educational institutes or industrial units announced it’s expansion plan in nearby states like Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir during a press conference organised at a local hotel in Sector 22 here today.


Improve quality of research, says Dean
Chandigarh, April 11
A six-day training programme on “Research methodology with focus on designing and implementing research proposal in social sciences” concluded at the ICSSR complex, Panjab University, here today.

Hamara School
Gian Jyoti’s stress is on value system and character
IAN Jyoti Public School, Phase II, Mohali, works towards evolving a learning process and environment, which will empower future citizens to become global leaders in the emerging techno-professionally enlightened society.

We look at children as God’s apostles
“Children are God’s apostles sent to the earth by Him as manifestations of love, hope, peace and compassion. We at Gian Jyoti believe in transforming these children into polished, productive, intellectually sharp, highly disciplined, socially conscious and responsible individuals to lead meaningful and purposeful lives.” “To have solutions to the problems is not sufficient.
Principal Ranjit Bedi.
Principal Ranjit Bedi


Bar seeks judicial courts at Dera Bassi
Lalru, April 11
Member of the Dera Bassi Bar Association have submitted a representation to the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court demanding judicial court at the Dera Bassi Tehsil Complex.

4,264 cases settled at Lok Adalat
Panchkula, April 11
As many as 4,264 petty criminal cases were decided at a special Lok Adalat organised at the district courts here today. According to the member-secretary of the Haryana State Legal Services Authority, over Rs 1.76 lakh were recovered in these cases.


Music has lost creativity, says Pankaj
IS mellifluous voice has regaled generations of ghazal lovers. But Pankaj Udhas shows no signs of slowing down and can still hold on his own, in spite of the flux of sleazy remixes of old numbers.


Stay cool in hot summer
ith mercury rising each day, people are scourging for cover from the scorching sun. Retaining your cool in the pool is a temporary relief. As is remaining locked in air-conditioned rooms. So what are the options to beat the summer heat? We bring you a lowdown on how to revitalise your energies and be yourself, in spite of the scorching sun and the pale hues of the earth.

Exotic concoctions are on offer at most eateries to add fizz to summer.
Exotic concoctions are on offer at most eateries to add fizz to summer

Morning Chatter
Bursting the psycho-babble bubble
arita is paranoid that her three-year-old son is hyper. He can’t sit still in one place and he has a terribly short attention span. He is also having problems in kindergarten with his alphabet and she fears he might be dyslexic.

Sanjay Suri working for an image makeover
Sanjay Suri is busy building his profile these days. Driven by sense and sensibility, the actor, once dubbed as "serious", is now working towards a solid makeover of image. "In cinema, it never pays to be branded. Moreover, creativity starts sagging if you don't rejuvenate it with ingenuity. I am making attempts and leaving the rest to my stars," said the actor, in an interview with The Tribune at Ozone Spa in Sector 9 here today. That "Filhaal" is long over for him was clear by his conscious omission of the film when asked about his pet cinematic projects. "I can remember three of them - "Jhankar Beats", "Pinjar" and "Shaadi ka Ladoo"," said Sanjay, who was in the city, along with co-star Divya Dutta, who is going strong with plum assignments, the most significant being Shyam Benegal's "Netaji".  Both form one of the two lead pairs in Raj Kaushal's forthcoming film "Shaadi ka Ladoo." Sanjay Suri with Divya Dutta . Sanjay Suri with Divya Dutta .

Tenacity keeps Aman going
Candid to the point of being blunt. A stickler for time (I go for my shooting on time and leave on time), a daily exercise regimen (loves to swim, if the pool is clean or works on the treadmill) and a healthy eating habit (prefers fat free and calorie free food; does not smoke, or consume alcohol), that’s what makes television’s hottest star Aman Verma. Or rather Aman Yatan Verma (his dad is Col Yatan Kumar Verma). An actor who has begun the second, and more thrilling innings of his acting career, Aman appears to be on a constant self-exploration and improvisation trip. Aman Verma

Fun-filled fashion show at Funcity
s part of the Baisakhi celebrations the Surya Funcity tonight organised a fashion show in which several models from the region participated. The mega show, held at a newly-added feature, the Aqua Dance Floor, had several rounds in which models displayed garments on various themes. The show was held at Water Park in Ramgarh village, near Chandigarh. Amidst loud cheers the show progressed with the models sashaying down the ramp one round after the other. Centred on fun and frolic, the rounds were planned to showcase garments on the themes of Indian culture, beach, peace and aqua dance.
Models sashay down the ramp during a fashion show at Funcity, near Chandigarh, on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan
Models sashay down the ramp during a fashion show at Funcity, near Chandigarh


Club fitting day at CGA Range
Chandigarh, April 11
A club fitting day was held at the CGA Golf Range, Kishangarh, where fitting specialist Colin Field Ping helped professional golfers Harmet Kahlon, Gursimran Sethi, Karan Singh and amateurs Girish Virk, Rahul Baskshi, Tarun Ghau and Abhijeet Chadha get custom fitted for irons and woods. Colin has also trained golfers from various countries of Asia, Australia and Japan.
Mr Colin Field (left) watch ace golfer Harmeet Khalon at the CGA Range on Sunday.
Mr Colin Field watch ace golfer Harmeet Khalon at the CGA Range on Sunday


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