with his kites
Syed Jamaluddin is proud of his inheritance. Humble it may be, but it
is unusual nevertheless — unusual enough to facilitate an obscure
man’s entry into a film as Deepa Mehta’s classic “1947 -
Earth.” “I featured prominently in the film, thanks to my
kites,” tells the man, too unassuming to allow this bit of
conversation to linger.
Syed Jamaluddin displays his kite flying skills with 250 kites on a single string during a show organised at the Sector 17 Plaza in Chandigarh on Friday.
— Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan
allowing MC to sink tubewells
The Department of Local Government is not permitting the Municipal
Council to sink tubewells in the town at its own level even when
tubewells sunk by the Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage have
A little devotee lights an agarbatti to mark Makaravilakku Puja at Sree Ayyappa
Temple, Sector 47, Chandigarh, on Friday. — Photo by Malkiat Singh
The investigation into the mysterious death of Namrata Kinger, wife of
Congress general secretary Hemant Kinger, is still on. The police has
so far not made any arrests. Namrata had died of suspected poisoning
yesterday, but, her father had alleged that she had been poisoned by
Mr Kinger. The police says that it has received the post-mortem report
and arrests will be made after detailed investigations.
send medicines worth 10 lakh
The Chandigarh Administration has despatched anti-diarrhoea, anti-allergics,
eye drops, dressings and ointments to the Collector (Deputy
Commissioner) of Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu. This consignment
of medicines are for the victims of tsunami tragedy. The market price
of medicines is Rs 10 lakh.
join to help tsunami victims
About 80 artists from the region will come together to display their
works in a fund-raising show for tsunami victims. Opening at
Government Museum in Sector 10 tomorrow, the show will last for two
days. It is being jointly organised by the Chandigarh Lalit Kala
Akademi, Government Museum and Art Gallery, Sector 10, and Government
College of Art, Sector 10.
members donate Rs 5 lakh
Members of the Chandigarh Golf Club presented a cheque of Rs. five
lakh to the UT Administrator S.F. Rodrigues at Punjab Raj Bhavan, here
today for the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund. The Management
of Bharitya Vidya Bhavan and students of the institution have also
presented a cheque of Rs 1.25 lakh to the Administrator at a function
here last evening.
consumer rights held
The Consumer Club of Government College, Sector 46, organised a
lecture on “Consumer Rights and Awareness: Focus on the Role of
Bureau of Indian Standards”.
Patkar visits 3 BRD
The Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Maintenance Command, Air Marshal
V A Patkar, arrived at No.3 Base Repair Depot on an official
visit, here today.