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Panchkula cops in dock for beating boy
TV channel ‘exposed’ case in April
Panchkula, October 9
The Haryana police today registered a case and ordered an inquiry into the alleged beating up of a minor boy by the CIA staff of the Panchkula police on its office premises in Mansa Devi.

Forest cover violated yet again
Perch (Kharar), October 9
Cases of violation of the forest cover by well-connected persons in Chandigarh’s periphery are increasingly coming to light.

Consumers line up for LPG refills
Chandigarh, October 9
Consumers in the city and surrounding areas have been lining up to get gas cylinders in the wake of the artificial scarcity of the LPG in the area.

Retirement age: Govt weighs fiscal implications
Chandigarh, October 9
With the state already in the election mode, the Punjab Government is weighing the financial implications and political benefits of raising the retirement age for its employees by two years.

Sachin’s good form reflected in practice
Mohali, October 9
‘Master Blaster’ Sachin Tendulkar sweated out on the nets of the stadium of the Punjab Cricket Association here today.

Sachin Tendulkar signs autographs for young fans at PCA Stadium, Mohali, on Sunday. Cops to give PCA security for money

Sachin Tendulkar signs autographs for young fans at PCA Stadium, Mohali, on Sunday.
— Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Children perform Durga Puja at Banga Bhavan in Sector 35, Chandigarh, on Sunday.
Children perform Durga Puja at Banga Bhavan in Sector 35, Chandigarh, on Sunday. 
— Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan



Six medical teams sent to quake-hit areas
Chandigarh, October 9
Western Command has sent six medical teams, comprising about 35 doctors, surgeons and para-medical staff to join the relief and rescue operations underway in Jammu and Kashmir, which was rocked by a severe earthquake yesterday.

Passing Thru: Mr Proshanto Banerjee, CMD, GAIL


Improved CTU bus service on the anvil
Chandigarh, October 9
Stage is all set for an improved bus service of the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU). Data regarding bus timing will be constantly fed into the central computer through the Global Positioning System.

Judicial reforms in consumer Act urged
Chandigarh, October 9
The Action Committee for Judicial Reforms today urged the Central Government to amend the provisions of Section 15 of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986, for debarring the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission from entertaining appeals for small amounts preferred by the government departments.

Sharma admitted to Mohali hospital
Mohali, October 9
Mr R.K. Sharma, suspended IGP of Haryana and prime accused in the murder of journalist Shivani Bhatnagar, was admitted to a private hospital here amidst tight security this morning. Mr Sharma, who has been in jail since September 27, 2002, was brought in police custody to be operated upon on either October 13 or 15.

Western Command Territorial Army Group Commander, Brig G.S. Dhillon, addresses a special Sainik Sammelan on the occasion of the force's 56th Raising Day in Chandigarh on Sunday. Territorial Army celebrates Raising Day
Chandigarh, October 9
Several events, including a special Sainik Sammelan, barakhana for troops, a religious function and initiation of welfare measures, marked the 56th anniversary of the Territorial Army (TA) at the Western Command TA Group Headquarters here today.

Western Command Territorial Army Group Commander, Brig G.S. Dhillon, addresses a special Sainik Sammelan on the occasion of the force's 56th Raising Day in Chandigarh on Sunday.

Panicked by quake, woman dies
Mohali, October 9
The tremors which shook North India, reportedly claimed a life in this township also.

No end to Bimla’s ordeal
Chandigarh, October 9
For the 13-year-old orphan, Bimla, it’s a long wait.

Institute’s cabin gutted
Chandigarh, October 9
A cabin at the Swami Group of Institutes, Sector 20, was gutted after a fire broke out due to a short circuit here today.

Rally to mark Wildlife Week
Chandigarh, October 9
Eighty students of Government High School, Dadu Majra, took part in a rally to mark Wildlife Week here yesterday. The rally was flagged off from the school by the Headmistress, Ms Suman Malik.


Scooterist succumbs to accident injuries
Chandigarh, October 9
A victim of two separate road accidents yesterday succumbed to his injuries today in the PGI while a mother-son-duo are nursing their injuries in the Sector 16 General Hospital.

6 booked for criminal intimidation
Chandigarh, October 9
The local police today booked a trader of the Sector 26 Grain Market and five others on the allegations of thrashing an accountant working with another trader, who had gone to take a payment from them.


Ish DhandCity boy second at science seminar
Chandigarh, October 9
Ish Dhand, a student of Class X of St John’s High School, has scored the second position at the All-India Science Seminar conducted by the National Council of Science Museums in Mumbai on October 4.


CME on plastic surgery held
Chandigarh, October 9
A CME (continued medical education) on cosmetic plastic surgery was today organised by Dr V.D. Singh, a cosmetic plastic surgeon at the Dharam Hospital, Sector 15.

Symposium for kin of mentally ill
Chandigarh, October 9
A symposium for caregivers of mentally ill persons will be organised by the Department of Psychiatry, GMCH, Sector 32, on the occasion of World Mental Health Day tomorrow. 


Manav Mangal paddlers excel
Chandigarh, October 9
Hosts Manav Mangal School, Sector 21, stole the limelight in the semifinals of the under-14 boys, under-16 boys and under-16 girls in the CBSE (Cluster XIII) inter school table tennis competitions-2005 here today at Sector 23 TT hall.

Punjab and Haryana HC lawyers win
Chandigarh, October 9
The Punjab and Haryana High Court Lawyers (CLSA Yellow) today thrashed Allahabad High Cout Lawyers XI by 125 runs in the opening match of the All-India Inter-High Court Lawyers Cricket Tournament, held at Sector 16 Cricket Stadium, here today.

Subeer Hayer Yadavindra school triumph
Chandigarh, October 9
Cricketers of Yadavindra Public school, Mohali, Subeer Hayer and Dhruv who scored 38 and 25, respectively, in the Edmund Rice Cricket Tournament for under 11 being held at St John’s School, Sector 26, fashioned its victory over Vivek High School, Sector 38, by 29 runs.

Mandeep, Prakshit clinch carrom titles
Panchkula, October 9
Mandeep Singh, a national player and a student of DAV, Sector 8, Panchkula, retained the title for the third time in the boys senior singles (Class IX and above) beating his schoolmate Prince Dhiman by 25-7 and 25-14 in the final of 5th Saupin’s Inter-School Carrom Tournament held on its premises, here today.

Kaul, Baljeet adjudged best athletes
Chandigarh, October 9
Winner with the prizes after the end of the 59th annual athletics championship of Punjab  Engineering College, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Inderjeet Kaul was adjudged best athlete in boys category and Baljeet Kaur was declared the best among girls on the concluding day of the 59th annual athletics championship of Punjab Engineering College held on its campus, here today.

Winner with the prizes after the end of the 59th annual athletics championship of Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

DAV-8 bag overall trophy
Chandigarh, October 9
Hosts DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, bagged overall trophy in the All-India Mahatma Hansraj Aryan Tournament for DAV-aided schools which came to close this afternoon in Chandigarh on Sunday.


The bride looks different as she experiments in a pale blue ensemble edged with gold
Bold and Beautiful: The bride looks different as she experiments in a pale blue ensemble edged with gold. New styles emerged at the Bridal Asia show.

Wedding wrap-sody
From local daj-wari stores to metropolitan wedding souks and extravaganzas like ‘Bridal Asia’, bridal fashion is going bigger and bolder. Chetna Keer Banerjee traces the big change.

Bridal tips
So desirably different, so passionately perfect`85and so enchanting to the eye! Well, that’s what every bride dreams to look like on the most special day of her life`85sparkling eyes, glowing cheeks, a shy expectant smile caressing the corners of her lips, glittering jewellery dancing to her every move, and yes, her wedding attire echoing her intrinsic sensuality and charm.

How important are gems and sparkers? After all, diamonds are a girl’s best friends; the sentence has taken on the proportion of an adage in modern times! However jewellery in India is still associated with the richness of our heritage and the traditions of womanhood—‘ensembles’ that radiate the inner feelings, that distinctive glow that spell the magic of special occasions.

Festive fun
Their eyes sparkle and lips part in an instant smile`85And why shouldn’t they be enthused when we talk about the festival time`85for, it’s the time to dig their teeth deep into delicious laddoos , dazzle in those Kaumolika earings and Tulsi sarees (thanks to the daily addictive dose of soaps!), and yes, tap their feet to the Dandia beats.

Ramlila revisited
It is stage, lights and action! Rama and Laxmana kill Tatka in Sector 17; famous kings aspiring to marry Sita attempt to lift the Shiv Dhanush in Sector 20; Kaikai urges Dashratha to banish Ram to the forest in Sector 27; Ram consoles the weeping Kaushalya in Sector 22; and the Kevat washes the feet of Ram, Laxmana and Sita in Sector 29.

Cult of the goddess
It is goddess time all over the country. The time to celebrate shakti or female energy. The place to be at this time of the year is Kolkata where the cult of the goddess is the strongest and Durga Pooja is the event awaited all year. But the festival is celebrated in big and small ways all over the country.

I am my own actor
In a lifestyle like ours so enormously influenced by cinema, Bollywood in particular, it is not strange that our daydreams be about the stars we so cherish. When not daydreaming, we try to emulate the dresses, hairstyles and manner of our favourites.
Students live out their favourite roles Students live out their favourite roles

Poster Play: Students live out their favourite roles. — Photos by Vinay Malik

Talking sex to teenagers
Why are we so prudish when it comes to the bare facts of life? One did not know how to answer the query. The occasion was a panel discussion in a college and the audience comprised teachers, most of who were parents as well.

No regrets, says Meghna
Just name the glamorous Meghna Naidu, and the song Kaliyon ka chaman begins to play in the ear. You prefer this vision to the body bountiful images that her jaunts in films.

U share your birthday today with Rekha...
An ungainly-duckling turned into a svelte-swan, a sensuous damsel whose reigned in Bollywood for almost a decade, the leading lady in memorable films like Khoobsoorat, Ghar, Jhoothi, Mr Natwarlal, Muquaddar Ka Sikandar, Do Anjane, Khoon Bhari Maang, Agar Tum Na Hote, Aastha and Khilarion ka Khilari, the girl of star parents (born on October 10) who started acting at the age of 12, learnt Hindi in three months and yes, dance-in just one month!


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