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Signatures forged, allege Chandigarh Club members
Criminal complaint lodged
Chandigarh, April 28
Two members of the Chandigarh Club have lodged a criminal complaint with the Chandigarh Police against another member who had allegedly forged their signatures in a petition filed before the Company Law Board (CLB).

Chandolias to go ahead with marriage
Chandigarh, April 28
Life has to move on. This was today exemplified by the grieving Chandolia family by deciding to go ahead with the marriage of Mamta, scheduled for April 30.

Helping children in distress
Chandigarh, April 28
Struggling to control tears, a young boy dials a phone number with trembling hands. In a cracked voice, he mutters, “my parents are harassing me”. He does not have to wait for long after replacing the receiver. Within minutes help arrives.




No free medical services for Punjab, Haryana staff ?
Chandigarh, April 28
Getting tough on Punjab and Haryana, the Chandigarh Administration is all set to tell both states that their employees will not get free medical services at the city’s General Hospital in Sector 16, if the payment of arrears is not made. Employees of the Chandigarh Administration will, however, continue to get the facility.

Villagers not impressed with EVMs
Chandigarh, April 28
“The Electronic Voting Machines are shock-proof and tested to be safe for the voters,” says Veeru, while pressing a button of the machine on show to portray the reality to the voters in Kumhar Colony.

Vij visits unit in Western Sector
Chandigarh, April 28
The Chief of Army Staff, Gen N. C. Vij, visited the 7 Mechanised Infantry (1 Dogra) somewhere in the Western Sector today. Addressing the troops at a special Sainik Sammelan, General Vij lauded the achievements of the unit in various fields and exhorted all ranks to excel in their performance in pursuance of further glory, a statement issued here today said.


Elevate lawyers to tribunals, says Bansal

Chandigarh, April 28
Lawyers need to be given representation to different administrative tribunals of the government. They will be of great professional help in drafting cases under study and can suggest possible solutions to them. Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, Congress candidate for the local seat, said this while addressing a meeting of the District Bar Association here today.

Congress candidate Pawan Kumar Bansal campaigns in Sector 8, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Congress candidate Pawan Kumar Bansal campaigns in Sector 8, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.

No house outside ‘lal dora’ will be demolished: Jain
Chandigarh, April 28
“Not even a single dwelling unit constructed outside the ‘lal dora’ will be allowed to be demolished in the city” said Mr Satya Pal Jain, BJP candidate in the forthcoming parliamentary elections, while addressing a rally at Darua village here today.

Savouring politics: BJP candidate for the forthcoming Lok Sabha poll, Mr Satya Pal Jain, savours a golgappa at Shastri Market in Sector 22 during his election campaign on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
Savouring politics

Dhawan visits grain market

Chandigarh, April 28
Mr Harmohan Dhawan, INLD candidate from city, was given a warm welcome by ‘arhtiyas’, labourers and ‘rehri-phariwalas’ at the Sector 26 Grain Market here today. Slogans like “Naare ko na naam ko, vote Dhawan ke kaam ko” and “Dhawan tum aage baro, hum tumhare saath hain” rent the air when Mr Dhawan entered the market in the morning.
Mr Harmohan Dhawan, INLD candidate for the Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat (with folded hands), during his campaign in Sector 26 Grain Market, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Mr Harmohan Dhawan, INLD candidate for the Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat (with folded hands), during his campaign in Sector 26 Grain Market, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.

Bukhari’s call to Muslims flayed
Chandigarh, April 28
Mr Mohammad Sadiq, Chairman, Congress SC/ST cell, Khalil Ahmed, former Chairman, SC/ST cell, Maulvi Shakil Ahmed, member, Haj Committee, Mohammed Shakil, President, National Muslim Welfare Movement, Mr Daoud Ahmed, general secretary, minority cell, Mr Mohammed Azam Khan, vice-chairman, minority cell, Mr Abdul Amid Khan, SC/ST cell, and Mr Mohammed Shamim, block vice-president, on Monday issued a joint statement strongly criticising the statement of Mr Bukhari of Jama Masjid, New Delhi, for his call to Muslims to support the BJP.

Sonia Gandhi to address rally in city on May 2
Chandigarh, April 28
Ms Sonia Gandhi will come to the city on May 2, an official spokesperson of the Congress said in a press note here today.

Postal ballots sent to Army hqs
Chandigarh, April 28
The Election Office of the UT has despatched postal ballots to the Army Headquarters in connection with the forthcoming parliamentary elections, a senior official on election duty said here today.

CPI reaffirms support to Cong
Chandigarh, April 28
The district council of the CPI, in a press note here today, reiterated its alliance with the Congress for the local seat in the forthcoming parliamentary elections.Ashish Kumar Lamba

First Vote
Looking forward to the big day
It’s all so exciting. The fact that the Lok Sabha poll is less than a fortnight away is actually making me rub my hands with excitement. Somehow, I just cannot wait for the election day.

Ashish Kumar Lamba, engineering student

Mohali Council privatises park maintenance
Mohali, April 28
The local Municipal Council has cleared a proposal to hand over big parks and green belts in the town to private agencies for maintenance. The decision was taken at a monthly meeting of the council held here today.

Vehicles holding city’s air quality to ransom
Chandigarh, April 28
Despite various efforts directed towards purging the city air of pollutants, the Chandigarh Pollution Control Board (CPCB) is still facing the challenge of containing vehicular pollution.

Rotarians don aprons to serve
Chandigarh, April 28
Leading industrialists, business persons and professionals donned the waiter’s aprons at Hot Millions-2 and served food to the public. Members of the Rotary Club of Chandigarh along with their spouses, children and Rotaractors, took over the fast-food restaurant from 6 pm onwards here today to wait on people visiting the joint.

District Governor Kawal Bedi serves food to children of Bal Bhavan at Hot Millions-2. — Tribune photograph
District Governor Kawal Bedi serves food to children of Bal Bhavan at Hot Millions-2.

Puncom union not to support Congress
Mohali, April 28
The Punjab Communications Employees Union has decided not to vote in favour of the Congress candidate in the coming Lok Sabha in protest against the “anti-employee policies” of the state government.

Inscol doc held, released on bail
Chandigarh, April 28
Almost eight months after the registration of a case, Dr Sanjay Saluja, who along with others had been accused of negligence leading to the amputation of a leg of youngster Abhishek Ahluwalia, was arrested by the police. He was later released on bail, said police sources.Suresh

Mentally challenged youth missing
Chandigarh, April 28
A 23-year-old mentally challenged youth is reported missing since April 22 from the Sector 32 GMCH. Suresh, hailing from Mathura, was brought to the Sector 32 GMCH for a medical check. He disappeared from the hospital while his caretakers were talking to the doctors.

Governor’s stand on voting ‘patently wrong’

Chandigarh, April 28
Patently wrong — that is how many city residents describe Punjab Governor Justice O.P. Verma’s decision against casting vote during the ensuing Lok Sabha elections.

HUDA allottees a harassed lot
Panchkula, April 28
When it comes to harassing the allottees, no one can match the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA). Even as HUDA claims to be allottee-friendly, hundreds of allottees find themselves at the receiving end when it comes to getting routine jobs done at the HUDA office in Sector 6 here.

US fellowship for city agronomist
Chandigarh, April 28
A Chandigarh-based agronomist, Mr Daljit Singh, has got a prestigious fellowship to pursue higher studies at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA. He will be leaving for the USA in the first week of May.

MC ignoring residents: society
Panchkula, April 28
The Social and Welfare Society, Sector 11,today accused the municipal council (MC) of adopting an apathetic attitude towards the demands of the residents.

Ex-servicemen exhorted to watch their interests
Chandigarh, April 28
The Chandigarh chapter of the Indian Ex-Services League has called upon the service community to vote for a candidate who, given his past performance, is expected to take up the cause of ex-servicemen or has done something for the people of Chandigarh.

Brief showers, broad smiles
Chandigarh, April 28
A brief shower in the city and surrounding areas brought smiles to the faces of the residents.


One held for assault with swords
Chandigarh, April 28
A Sector 18 resident, Harjinder Singh, was today arrested by the Sector 19 police station for allegedly assaulting with swords Rahul Bedi and Manav of the same sector on April 25 on the Madhya Marg.


Tour operator invited to Dubai
Chandigarh, April 28
The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Government of Dubai, has invited, Mr Kapil Malhotra, Director of Ekido Holiday Tours Private Limited, to attend the Arabian Travel Market 2004, a buyer-seller meet, scheduled to be held in Dubai from May 4 to 7.


PU Senator sends another reminder to varsity Chancellor
Chandigarh, April 28
Having challenged the “illegal” election of Mr G.K. Chatrath to the Panjab University Syndicate in the High Court, Mr Pawan Valecha, a member of the PU Senate, has now sent a second reminder to the PU Chancellor, Mr Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, Vice-President of India, seeking an early hearing in the case.

90 students awarded degrees
Dera Bassi, April 28
As many as 90 students, who passed out degree courses in computer science and engineering, mechanical, electrical and electronics and communication, in 2002-03 from the local Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology, were awarded degree certificates at the second annual convocation of the institute here today.

KV holds annual day functions

Chandigarh, April 28
The annual day and prize distribution function of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sector 29, and KV-2, 3 BRD was organised at Tagore Theatre and the Air Force Station, respectively. Students presented a colourful variety programme to mark the occasion.

Students of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sector 29, at the school’s annual day function at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Students of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sector 29, at the school’s annual day function at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

Question paper ‘outside syllabus’
Chandigarh, April 28
Students of Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism, Panjab University, who appeared for electronic media paper yesterday, complained that a major section of the question paper was outside syllabus. The students submitted a memorandum to the Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University in this regard.

Ordeal for students
Chandigarh, April 28
For some students, B.Sc reapear examination, along with improvement examination, was nothing less than an ordeal. Armed with admit cards, they reached the centres at Panjab University yesterday, only to find that their names were not there in the list.


The house belongs to Shiv Singh who values art, creativity

What do you expect in a home of an artist, deeply attached to his rustic Indian roots, and his German wife – used to the practical and contemporary living spaces? Famous artist Shiv Singh and his wife Gisela Singh’s house in nearby Panchkula have imbibed the traditional and modern styles of interior decoration, with a no-frills and practical structural design and open spaces thrown in to have a perfect home.
By avoiding the construction of a wall along the stairs, that lead to the first floor from the gallery outside the living room, the element of space has been created.

By avoiding the construction of a wall along the stairs, that lead to the first floor from the gallery outside the living room, the element of space has been created.

Sundaram’s delicacies ‘invade’ Aroma
N this season dominated by electoral marriages, an alliance between the oldest hotel and restaurant of Chandigarh, Aroma Hotel, and a newcomer in the hospitality field — Sundaram’s South Indian Food — almost went unnoticed.

All-day diamonds launched
IAMONDS are a girl’s best friend. If you agree, then just drive down to Tanishq showroom in Sector 17. The diamond giants today launched their refreshing range of “all-day diamonds” collection. Tanishq Daytimes, they call it. Bridal jewellery was also launched on the occasion. One look at the collection is enough for you to realise that it aims at “providing today’s woman with a set of diamond jewellery for everyday wear at reasonable prices”.

Colours of gold: A city resident displays gold ornaments launched by Tanishq in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph
Colours of gold

Website that promises fun and fizz
OW two city residents have come out with a website for the young and those willing to remain young. Mr Sumeet Gupta and Mr Arun Sharma, directors of Ammexx Data Solutions, promise fun and fizz through their web portal,

World’s largest diamond alliance
IVE leading corporate houses in the jewellery segment have come together to form the world’s largest diamond alliance. The coming together of their brands — OyzterBay, Adora, Ace, D’damas and Sparkles — will give a boost to the fastest growing segment in jewellery — diamond jewellery. The alliance will offer the largest range of contemporary international, Indian and fusion styles in diamond and gemstone jewellery at affordable prices for the new Indian woman.

Duke arrives in City Beautiful
UKE, the No. 1 selling T-shirt brand in India, has arrived in Chandigarh. Exclusive Duke apparels are now available at Fashion Shoppe here which was inaugurated by Mr Komal Jain, Chairman, Duke group, in Sector 17 , on Wednesday.

Mr Komal Jain (right), Chairman, Duke group, shows the new range of Duke T-shirts in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Mr Komal Jain (right), Chairman, Duke group, shows the new range of Duke T-shirts in Chandigarh on Wednesday.


Medicines distributed at health camp
Chandigarh, April 28
Medicines were distributed free of cost during an awareness-cum-medical camp organised at Bapu Dham Colony in Sector 26 by the Society for Health Education and Environment, in collaboration with the UT State AIDS Control Society.

Health quiz organised
Panchkula, April 28
To create awareness about health and hygiene, the Cremica Health Food organised a health quiz at Bhavan Vidyalaya here yesterday.

Surgeon appointed
Mohali, April 28
Fortis Heart Institute and Multi-Speciality Hospital has announced the appointment of Dr (Lt Col) S.M. Bhatnagar as a surgeon, Orthopaedics.


Handball championship results
Chandigarh, April 28
Coaching Centre, Sector 21 downed Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, by 11-7, with the half time score of 4-2 in the boys’ section on the opening day of the 19th Sub-Junior State Handball Championship Meet, which began here today at the DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8.


Mohali Council slaps 73 notices to recover bill arrears
Mohali, April 28
The Municipal Council here has cracked down on industrial unit owners who have failed to pay their arrears of water and sewerage bills. The sewerage and water supply connections of a large number of defaulters have been cut while notices are being slapped on the others in this regard.


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