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Chandigarh Club case hearing today
Chandigarh, October 16
Mr Justice Amar Dutt of the Punjab and Haryana High Court will hear the matter relating to the Chandigarh Club at 9 am tomorrow. The hearing will take place before the scheduled counting of votes that starts at 10 a.m.

Probe ordered into PU Sports
Dept funds case

Chandigarh, October 16
Panjab University will conduct a time-bound inquiry into the bungling of funds of the Sports Department. The inquiry, to be headed by a retired judge or bureaucrat, would be based on the preliminary enquiry report that has indicted former Director, Sports, Dr Ajmer Singh, Deputy Director Kewal Singh and Mr Gurpal Singh for alleged bungling.



Student dies of heart attack
Chandigarh, October 16
A 25-year-old student of Shri Guru Gobind Singh College for Boys, Sector 26, died of heart attack this morning. He was found unconscious in his hostel room by his room-mate and was immediately rushed to General Hospital, Sector 16, where doctors declared him brought dead.
Janet Levaltey

Teaching peace in strife-torn world
Chandigarh, October 16
Cross cultural psychologist and therapist Dr Janet Levaltey is helping the world to be at peace with itself. Long involved with the people from war-ravaged zones, including Ethiopia, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, Dr Levaltey specialises in designing early childhood development programmes. Her best achievement, however, is the development of peace curriculum for women, teachers and children of strife-torn areas across the world.

No headway in Tehelka case
Chandigarh, October 16
The General Court Martial (GCM) trying Col Anil Sahgal for professional impropriety in the Tehelka case today failed to make any headway as the prime prosecution witness, Mathew Samuel, sought time to refresh his memory about facts of the case before answering questions.

Former journalist Mathew Samuel (left) in discussion with the prosecution counsel, Arvind Moudgil, on his arrival to depose before a military court in Chandimandir on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
Former journalist Mathew Samuel (left) in discussion with the prosecution counsel, Arvind Moudgil, on his arrival to depose before a military court in Chandimandir on Saturday.

2 held on theft charge
Chandigarh, October 16
Two persons were caught red-handed while stealing, according to a press note released here today.


World Writers’ Festival begins today

Chandigarh, October 16
Writers and social activists from different parts of the world arrived in the city today to take part in the World Writers' Festival beginning tomorrow. Being held to discuss the relevance of literature to world peace, the festival will begin with a session on the "Indian tradition of "vasudhaiv kutumbkam."

Writers from different countries have arrived in Chandigarh to take part in the World Writers Festival beginning on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Writers from different countries have arrived in Chandigarh to take part in the World Writers Festival beginning on

Panel awaits permission to hold Dasehra
Mohali, October 16
The permission to hold the main Dasehra function in the Phase VIII ground here has not been given by the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) even when the festival is only six days away.

18 couples tie knot
Mohali, October 16
Eighteen couples, belonging to the economically weaker section, tied nuptial knots at a mass marriage ceremony organised by the Punjabi Cultural and Welfare Society here today. While the marriage ceremony of 15 couples was performed according to Sikh rites at Shri Guru Ravidass Bhavan in Phase VII, marriage of three couples was performed at Sanatan Dharam Mandir according to Hindu ceremony.
Couples at a mass marriage function held at Mohali on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Artisans give final touches to Ravana on the Sri Sanatan Dharam Dasehra Committee premises, Sector 46, Chandigarh, on Saturday.
Making the face of evil: Artisans give final touches to Ravana on the Sri Sanatan Dharam Dasehra Committee premises, Sector 46, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Mountaineering expedition ends
Chandigarh, October 16
The motor cycle-cum-mountaineering expedition launched by the Third Battalion of the Fifth Gorkha Rifles concluded here today, with the team handing over the expedition flag to General Officer Commanding Chetak Corps, Lieut-Gen O.P. Nandrajog.

UK Army Chief to visit Chandimandir
Chandigarh, October 16
British Army’s Chief of General Staff, Gen Sir Mike Jackson, will visit Headquarters Western Command, Chandimandir, on October 20.

Ex-servicemen flay govt
Chandigarh, October 16
Ex-servicemen today flayed the Central Government for ignoring their genuine demands.

NTPC team wins quiz trophy
Chandigarh, October 16
Mr K.M. Prashant and Mr Manish Jain of NTPC team picked up the Chandigarh Corporate Challenge Trophy at XQUIZIT — 2004 held at Rock Garden this evening.


One booked for cheating
Chandigarh, October 16
The police has booked a Hallomajra resident for allegedly duping a resident of Sector 19 of over Rs 2 lakh on the pretext of selling a plot which he had already mortgaged to a bank.

Scooter stolen from Sector 23 market
Chandigarh, October 16
Mr Davinder Pal Singh of Sector 23 has reported that his scooter (CH-01-W-8952) was stolen from 23 market of the same sector on Friday.

Cop found guilty of misconduct
Chandigarh, October 16
A Head Constable of Sector 26 police station, Prithi Singh, has been found guilty of using excessive force against a physically challenged person, who had come to the police station to inspect a car.


Staff corners BSNL top brass
Chandigarh, October 16
It was a day of introspection for the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited top brass. Long-used to criticism from subscribers and the media for poor services, top BSNL officials were virtually at the receiving end as the nigam staff narrated operational difficulties in the face of stiff competition from the private telecom operators.

Biz Clips
Sports retail outlet


Youth to get chances in aviation sector
Chandigarh, October 16
Projecting a significant growth in the aviation sector in India, the Senior Maintenance Staff Officer, Maintenance Command, Air Marshal P.K. Desai, said in the coming years the youth would get more opportunities in this arena.

Schoolchildren celebrate Dasehra
Chandigarh, October 16
Students of Rai School, Sector 48, celebrated Dasehra on the school premises today. The colours and images of the Ramayana came alive through a quiz, “Know your epic”. Children participated in the quiz with enthusiasm.

Nurture dreams, students told
Mohali, October 16
Students should understand the competitive scenario in the post WTO world and shoulder the responsibility of taking the nation forward. For this it is necessary to acquire latest knowledge in all disciplines.

Maths workshop at YPS
Mohali, October 16
A mathematics workshop was organised at Yadavindra Public School, here today.


Work with diligence and sincerity: SC Judge
Mohali, October 16
Brevity is a quality of every successful lawyer, but it does not come unless there is clarity of thought. Clarity of thought is a product of careful preparation, which involves marshalling of facts and formulation of questions of law that may arise for determination.


Giving life to dead leaves, petals
Chandigarh, October 16
Dried-up leaves, twigs and petals may be of little interest to majority of us but for Gurgaon-based Asha Pande these not only stimulated her imagination but led her to create landscapes which speaks volumes of the bountiful nature.

A collage of Monal, state bird of Himachal Pradesh, made from recycled paper, dry petals and grass.

A collage of Monal, state bird of Himachal Pradesh, made from recycled paper, dry petals and grass.


Jonita Doda makes it to big screen
DOES situational comedy arising from mistaken identity tickle you? Even if it is not your thing, there is another reason for you to watch Onkar Mishra’s forthcoming film “Dil Bechara Pyaar Ka Mara”.

“Ek Hasina...” comes to town
Chandigarh, October 16
For the past 22 years Seema Sharma has been working towards the revival of folk theatre of Himachal Pradesh. At present a director and organiser of theatrical events at Himachal Cultural Research Centre and Rangmandal Natya Akademi at Mandi, Seema Sharma is working on the lesser known folk form of Banthda.

Children present dances
Chandigarh, October 16
Children who participated in the various dance workshops organised by Pracheen Kala Kendra today presented a cultural programme.


Guard against changing weather, say doctors
Chandigarh, October 16
With the change in weather and drop in night temperature, doctors have advised residents to take out warm clothes and protect themselves, especially against the night chill.

Breast cancer spreading fast
Chandigarh, October 16
One out of every 22 women in India is prone to the breast cancer, which has emerged as the second largest type of cancer among the females in the country, next only to the cervical cancer.

PGI meet on respiratory care
Chandigarh, October 16
The Department of Pulmonary Medicine at PGI is holding the 19th Annual Pulmonary and Critical Care update on the theme, ‘Acute respiratory Care’’, on Sunday.

Laparoscopy projects for slums
Chandigarh, October 16
A meeting of Chandigarh Inner Wheel Club was held at Sector 8 yesterday. The district chairperson and head of Panipat branch of the Inner Wheel Club Chandigarh, Dr Geeta Gupta, presided over the meeting. She said, “There is a plan to introduce projects on a laparoscopy and intra-ocularlens surgery in the slum areas.”


St Stephen’s win soccer meet
Chandigarh, October 16
St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, emerged champions in the first Chandigarh State Mini Football Championship (under-12) for St John’s Trophy that concluded here today at St John’s High School, Sector 26.

DAV-8 steal the show in TT meet
Chandigarh, October 16
DAV Public School, Sector 8, stole the show on the final day of the three-day CBSE Cluster XIII Table Tennis Meet that concluded here today at the Sector 23 TT hall.


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