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Happy end to love story
Chandigarh, August 29
It was the perfect ending of a love story with Ridhima, allegedly brutalised by her family over a love affair, finally tying the nuptial knot with her boyfriend at a solemn ceremony here this morning.

Rajiv and Ridhima after tying the nuptial knot in Chandigarh on Sunday. On the left is human rights activist Arvind Thakur Rajiv and Ridhima after tying the nuptial knot in Chandigarh on Sunday. On the left is human rights activist Arvind Thakur, who fought their case. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

On way to becoming bio-village
Chandigarh, August 29
Bhoj Plasra in Morni, Panchkula could have been like any another remote, neglected rural habitation, except that it has decided to bring about some positive change.










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Anuradha Paudwal Melody queen on spiritual trip
Chandigarh, August 29
Anuradha Paudwal is a cut above the rest of Bollywood singers. Way above the mark as a playback singer, especially given the fact that she was never groomed in classical music, Anuradha has done more in life than pandering to populism.
Anuradha Paudwal

Resident alleges threat to life by former partner
Chandigarh, August 29
Two unidentified persons last night fired in the air in front of the house of the overseas director of the New York-based PGS Solutions LLC Divesh Parbhakar in Sector 46. They allegedly threatened to eliminate Mr Prabhakar when they did not find him home.

Science city to be thrown open to public in Nov
Mohali, August 29
Come November and the largest science city in India will open its doors to the public. Phase I of the Pushpa Gujral Science City (PGSC) spread over 70 acres on the Jalandhar-Kapurthala road is ready to take visitors on a ride of scientific marvels, many of us have just read about.

 
COMMUNITY

Governor acted under pressure, says Sampat 
Panchkula, August 29
The Finance Minister, Prof Sampat Singh, today accused the Punjab Governor, Justice O. P. Verma (retd), of nullifying the water pact under pressure from the Centre.

66 KV sub-station inaugurated
Panchkula, August 29

Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala today said leaders of the Opposition, especially the Congress, were now scared of going to people to seek votes for the forthcoming Assembly elections, fearing they might not get a similar mandate as in the Lok Sabha elections. 
Chief Minister O.P. Chautala lays the foundation stone of the Panchkula Central Cooperative Bank, Sector 2, Panchkula, on Sunday. President of the Municipal Council Seema Chaudhary
Chief Minister O.P. Chautala lays the foundation stone of the Panchkula Central Cooperative Bank, Sector 2, Panchkula, on Sunday. President of the Municipal Council Seema Chaudhary (second from right) and Deputy Commissioner Neelam P. Kasani are also seen in the picture. — A Tribune photograph

CM inaugurates bridge
Panchkula, August 29
In Haryana, about Rs 37 crore have been spent to construct 42 bridges during the tenure of the present government, and 25 more bridges crore would be completed at the cost of Rs 28. 26 crore during the next year to facilitate traffic on roads.

Rakhis on display at one of the sector markets in Chandigarh
Rakhis on display at one of the sector markets in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

SC/ST body to appeal against HC verdict
Chandigarh, August 29
Members of the All-India Confederation of SC/ST Organisations organised a meeting at Dr Ambedkar Study Circle Sector 37, here today. They decided to appeal to the Supreme Court against the verdict of the Delhi High Court by which reservation quota for the Scheduled Tribes has been abolished in Delhi, according to Mr K.P. Chaudhary, General Secretary of the organisation.

Now MP Chandel says he was ‘mistaken’
Chandigarh, August 29
In a U-turn, Mr Suresh Chandel now wants the Deputy Director, Administration, Ms Meeta Rajivlochan, not to be repatriated despite earlier writing to Union Health Minister A. Ramadoss for an inquiry into the charges levelled against the Deputy Director.

Three sisters born on same day
Mohali, August 29

For the Bambah family in Phase IX, the stork seems to have chosen one lucky day from the 365 days of the year to visit them —August 6. Mr Manjit Singh Bambah and his wife Lovepreet had a third daughter born to them on August 6, this year.


Lovepreet with her three daughters, all born on August 6, at their Phase IX residence in Mohali. — Tribune photo by Malkit Singh
Lovepreet with her three daughters, all born on August 6, at their Phase IX residence in Mohali

Speech and drama workshop for kids
Chandigarh, August 29
British Library today organised “everybody is special”, a speech and drama workshop for 4 to 7-year-old at its premises. The workshop was held in two separate sessions. There were 25 participants in each session. The children liked the workshop which was more action based rather than theoretical.



Participants at a children’s workshop at British Library, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
Participants at a children’s workshop at British Library, Chandigarh, on Sunday

Bank’s SC employees seek houses
Chandigarh, August 29
The Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Employees’ Association of the State Bank of India raised their demands at a function organised at Ambedkar Bhavan, here today.





Mr Mirnal Shankar, DGM of SBI Haryana (Module), talks of the mission of Bharat Ratan Babasaheb B.R. Ambedkar in Sector 37, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
Mr Mirnal Shankar, DGM of SBI Haryana (Module), talks of the mission of Bharat Ratan Babasaheb B.R. Ambedkar in Sector 37, Chandigarh

‘Sanatan prayan samaroh’ held
Chandigarh, August 29
“Sanatan prayan samaroh” was celebrated at Shri Sanatan Dharm Temple, Sector 45, today. The programme was the culmination of a series of programmes on Shiv’s Rudrabhishek that had been organised since July.


Girls perform “Raaslila” at the concluding function on Rudhra Abhishek at Sanatan Dharam Mandir, Sector 45, Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
Girls perform “Raaslila” at the concluding function on Rudhra Abhishek at Sanatan Dharam Mandir, Sector 45, Chandigarh

Housefed scheme extended
Chandigarh, August 29
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, has approved the extension of the duration of the one-time settlement scheme to benefit those members of primary house building societies who were advanced loans by Housefed.

 
CRIME

Another flesh trade racket; six held
Panchkula, August 29
The police has busted a flesh trade racket operating in Raipur Rani and has arrested six persons, including the 50 year old kingpin of the racket, her daughter and a son.

Rs 4,500 robbed from liquor vend
Panchkula, August 29
Employees of a liquor vend were robbed of Rs 4,500 at gunpoint near Naggal village, Barwala, last night. The incident took place when two scooter-borne youths approached the vend on the pretext of buying liquor. They were wearing masks to cover their faces. The accused pulled out a pistol and took away Rs 4,500 from the employees.

Man held for smuggling drugs
Mohali, August 29
Harbhajan Kaur, a 72-year-old resident of Phase IV died here today after consuming a poisonous substance. According to the Phase I police station SHO, Mr Jagjit Singh, the victim was said to be suffering from a disease for the past three years. She consumed a pest control drug by mistake some days ago. She was admitted to a private nursing home where she died this morning. The police has started inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC.

Two suicides at Chandi Mandir
Panchkula, August 29
Two persons committed suicide by jumping in front of a train near Chandi Mandir during the past 24 hours. A 24-year-old youth, Chirag, a resident of Sector 11 here, jumped in front of the train last night. He was seriously injured and was admitted to the PGI, Chandigarh.

UT books one under periphery Act
Chandigarh, August 29
Kishangarh resident Pritam Singh was today booked for violating the Periphery Control Act and the Registration Act, 1908. A case was registered in the Mani Majra police station on the complaint of the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Arun Kumar, under Sections 420, 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 82 (A) of the Registration Act, 1908 and 12 of the Periphery Control Act.

Two houses burgled
Chandigarh, August 29
Two houses were burgled in Sector 44 during the day time yesterday. Mr Mohan Yousif of house no. 3104/2 reported that the thieves took away jewellery, computer printer and a mobile phone set from his residence. Mr Ajay Khush, a resident of house no 3103/2, reported that jewellery and cash were stolen from his residence. The police had registered cases of theft.

One more held in kidnapping case
Chandigarh, August 29
The Chandigarh Police today arrested Baldev Singh, alias Sukhdev, in the sensational Lekhraj kidnapping case. However, Harvinder Singh, alias Pinka, and Lakhwinder Singh, alias Lakha, are still at large.

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EDUCATION

PAU Alumni Association honours Leicester Mayor
Chandigarh, August 29
Mr Piara Singh Clair, Lord Mayor of Leicester City, UK, was honoured by the Punjab Agricultural University Alumni Association at a brief but impressive ceremony in Mohali yesterday.




Dr B.C. Gupta (left) president, PAU Alumni Association, presents a memento to Mr Piara Singh Clair, Lord Mayor of Leicester City, UK, at a felicitation function in Mohali on Saturday. On the extreme right is Mr K.S. Pannu, secretary, PAU Alumni Association. — A Tribune photograph
Dr B.C. Gupta president, PAU Alumni Association, presents a memento to Mr Piara Singh Clair, Lord Mayor of Leicester City, UK, at a felicitation function in Mohali

PU holiday on September 1
Chandigarh, August 29

All teaching departments, affiliated colleges and offices of Panjab University will observe a holiday on September 1 in connection with the quadricentennial celebrations of the installation of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, according to a press note issued by the university spokesperson here today.
Dr Nirmal Singh offers juice to protesting PUSU activists after the university authorities agreed to accept their demands at PU campus in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
Dr Nirmal Singh offers juice to protesting PUSU activists after the university authorities agreed to accept their demands at PU campus

From Schools
Schools launch plantation drive
Chandigarh, August 29
The LotusEco-club of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 20, and girl guides of the school organised a tree plantation drive at the campus here today.

Students display patriotic spirit
Panchkula, August 29
DC Model Senior Secondary School won first prize in the junior category, while Bhavan Vidyalaya won first prize in the senior category during the patriotic group song competition organised by the Bharat Vikas Parishad at Arya Samaj today.

NAAC team to visit Government College-40 today
Chandigarh, August 29
A UGC’s NAAC team will pay a two-day visit to Government College, Sector 40, starting tomorrow to assess and grade the college on the basis of its academic and extracurricular activities, according to a press note issued by the Principal of the college here on Sunday.

Rakhi-making contest held
Chandigarh, August 29
Bhupindra International Public School (BIPS) here organised a rakhi-making competition for its students. The event evoked a lot of enthusiasm and participation from the students. In the age group of seven to eight years, Emaan was awarded the first prize while Mohit got the second prize. In nine to 10 years age category, Tushar and Purvika bagged the first and second prize respectively.

 

 
LIFESTYLE

“I like experimenting with new themes”
Aman Verma, the name conjures up picture of the charming host of TV serial “Khul Ja Sim Sim” whose voice and manners equally gladden viewers. The man who has helped many in opening the door to fortune is himself quite lucky. His role in teleserials like “Devi” and “Kumkum” have made him popular.


Aman Yatan Verma, TV star, during his visit to Chandigarh in connection with Sony TV event on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh
Aman Yatan Verma, TV star, during his visit to Chandigarh in connection with Sony TV event

Craze for high-end shopping on the rise
We have only one life as they say. So why not live it to the full. Waking up to this reality city residents are going full steam, fulfilling all their heart’s desires and fond hopes. Their is a definite shift towards a luxurious and comfortable lifestyle. Unlike their parents, this generation don’t want to hoard or save something for the rainy day. The stress is on“ better present’ rather than” Save for tomorrow” So little wonder that latest models of TVs, VCDs, Cameras, refrigerators and cars evoke a great enthusiasm and find ready takers. Craze for high-end shopping is increasing among city residents
Craze for high-end shopping is increasing among city residents. — A Tribune photo

Renewing the ‘bandhan’
I
T is centuries-old festival. But every year it gets more fresh, more fragrant and even more fashionable. Deriving its life and strength from the fondness of the hearts, Raksha Bandhan is all about valuing the boundaries of affection. This is the time when brothers and sisters convey their love towards each other. For the city-based, bank employee Amita Sen, it is the most important festival of the year. “I feel that my brother Shashank is the greatest gift of God. We have grown up playing, laughing, crying, fighting and struggling together. 

A spirited tribute to K.L. Saigal
T
he eternal charm of Saigal’s songs was recreated this evening as New Theatre Company, Calcutta, the Environment Society of India, Chandigarh and the UT Administration’s Cultural Affairs Department got together at Tagore Theatre for the birth centenary celebrations of the singer.



Children present a group dance “Paki aaj kon katha koeye” to celebrate K.L. Saigal’s birth centenary organised by the New Theatre Group at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
Children present a group dance "Paki aaj kon katha koeye" to celebrate K.L. Saigal’s birth centenary organised by the New Theatre Group at Tagore Theatre

Workshop on TV anchoring held
A knowledge of every aspect of television production and current affairs is essential to be a successful anchor, said Shireen Sethi, head of Saharaya Samaya Rashtriya NCR. Shireen Sethi was here on an invitation of the Chandigarh Management Association (CMA) to provide career counselling to students of the GGD, S.D. College and Panjab Engineering College.

HEALTH

Dr Meenal Kumar Multiple partners may invite cancer: expert
Chandigarh, August 29
Those who believe in free sex, should think again. “Sexual indulgence with multiple partners can invite cancer of the cervics among women”, says leading gynaecologist Dr Meenal Kumar. Dr Meenal who has also written a book, “Cancer-Free Life of Women”, based on her observations, experiences and clinical research on thousands of patients for nearly three decades, advises screening tests for cervical cancer for women in the menopausal stage.
Dr Meenal Kumar

Dental surgeons get professional update
Chandigarh, August 29
Live surgery demonstrations and an audio visual presentation marked a professional update on dental implants organised by the Command Military Dental Centre (CMDC) in Chandimandir, near here, today.




Deputy Director, Medical Sciences, Western Command, Major-Gen M.P.Jaiprakash (second from left) inaugurates a professional update on dental implants in Chandi Mandir on Sunday. — A Tribune photo
Deputy Director, Medical Sciences, Western Command, Major-Gen M.P.Jaiprakash (second from left) inaugurates a professional update on dental implants in Chandi Mandir

Dentists updated on new trends 
Chandigarh, August 29
The state and Mohali branches of the Indian Dental Association (IDA) organised a one-day certificate course here today.

Focus on curing retinal diseases
Chandigarh, August 29
Internationally renowned ophthalmologist Dr S. Natrajan delivered the Dr A.D. Grover Memorial Oration at the 19th annual conference of the Chandigarh Ophthalmologists Society at Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, today.

53 donate blood at camp
Chandigarh, August 29
Various functions were organised by the Central Bank Officers’ Association (CBOA), Chandigarh Zone, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its national body, All-India Central Bank Officers’ Federation.

Pak homoeopathic doctors arrive
Chandigarh, August 29
A delegation of institutionally qualified homoeopathic doctors from Pakistan arrived in the city on Saturday evening from Delhi en route to Shimla to take part in the two day Indo-Pak seminar on homoeopathy which began today.

 
SPORTS

80 cyclists pedal it out for honours
Chandigarh, August 29
The Kelvin Mountain Bike Cycling Championships, organised by the Chandigarh Amateur Cycling Association, was held at Forest Hill Resort, this morning. More than 80 cyclists took part in cross country and MTB cycling races, braving sultry weather conditions.

Muktsar school shoots to glory
Chandigarh, August 29
Dashmesh Girls School, Badal, Muktsar bagged the overall first position in the Punjab state inter-school shooting championship which concluded here today at the Shooting Ranges, Phase VI, Mohali. Kundan Vidya Mandir, Ludhiana got second place.

Sports day goes sans celebrations
Chandigarh, August 29 Except the National Institute of Sports, Patiala, and Government College, Sector 11, Chandigarh, no other sports institute today celebrated National Sports Day. In Panchkula, the Administration and Gurukul School yesterday celebrated the day by holding events.

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