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Mohali murder: accused nabbed by Ropar police
Ropar, March 25
The Ropar police today arrested the absconding NRI, Amarjit Singh, who had stabbed to death a 17-year-old youth, a son of his father’s friend, Harpreet Singh, at the Asian Lodge in Phase 3B-2 on March 22. He was held near an overbridge of the Sirhind canal by a team of police here.

IAF might holds audience captive
Chandigarh, March 25
Two Jaguar attack aircraft flew in fast and low over the city, with a pair of MiG-29 fighters in hot pursuit. As the Jaguars peeled off to simulate an attack on the Chandigarh airfield, the MiGs broke formation and manoeuvred to lock on to the “enemy” aircraft and destroy them.




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The Air Warriors Drill Team goes through its paces.
— Tribune photo by
Vinay Malik

Punjab readies for Charles’ visit
Chandigarh, March 25
Enthusiasm marks the visit of Prince of Wales and heir to the British throne to the region. People remember the visit of his mother Queen Elisabeth, accompanied by her husband Prince Philip to the Golden Temple at Amritsar about a decade ago. But this is the first time that a British monarch will visit the region in recent times.

City police fails to get Bheora’s custody
Chandigarh, March 25
The operations cell of the Chandigarh Police today failed to get the custody of Paramjit Singh Bheora, one of the prime accused in Punjab’s former Chief Minister Beant Singh’s assassination case. Bheora was arrested a few days ago by the special cell of the Delhi Police.

Visitors at the ongoing India Travel Mart at Hotel Shivalikview in Chandigarh on Saturday. Travel Mart showcases India’s ‘unity in diversity’
Chandigarh, March 25
The India Travel Mart, a travel and tourism exhibition being organised by the Institute of Tourism and Future Management Trends (ITFT) at Shivalikview here showcases the “unity in diversity” of India with various states wooing visitors with innovative concepts blending tradition with modernity.

Visitors at the ongoing India Travel Mart at Hotel Shivalikview in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

 
COMMUNITY

RLA modernisation at applicants’ cost!
Chandigarh, March 25
Thanks to the modernisation at the Sector 17 Registration and Licensing Authority (RLA), applicants for driving licence and registration copies are being forced to make repeated rounds of the office to get their documents.

Role of professionals vital: Bansal
Chandigarh, March 25
In the globalisation and liberalisation era, the role of professionals has become vital, the Union Minister of State for Finance, Mr Pawan Bansal, said here today.

Dogra Sabha to highlight J&K culture
Chandigarh, March 25
The J&K Dogra Sabha, Chandigarh, today decided to boost its activities so as to make people aware of the rich culture and heritage of J&K, particularly the Jammu region.

Surjewala’s date with doctors
Chandigarh, March 25
A date with politics and its many facets of private and public life, the trappings that come with being a public figure and the opportunities it brings to give back to society---these issues might seem alien to a doctor's hectic OPD schedules, numerous rounds to the various wards and to prescribing medicines all day.

SAD(A) seeks release of party activists
Chandigarh, March 25
The SAD(Amritsar), led by Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, today held a rally here, demanding the release of their two party workers Ranjit Singh and Dilbagh Singh who had been arrested.

Jaitley avoids media
Chandigarh, March 25
Ms Sonia Gandhi's resignation yesterday seems to have made BJP leaders speechless. Or so it seemed at the local BJP office here where Mr Arun Jaitely, general secretary of the BJP, refused to speak to the media.

Congress workers protest in Mohali on Saturday. Cong workers burn Advani’s effigy
Mohali, March 25
An effigy of the former BJP president, Mr L.K. Advani, was burnt at the traffic lights of Phase 3 and 5 here today by workers of the Block Congress Committee.



Congress workers protest in Mohali on Saturday.
— A Tribune photograph


 
CRIME

Burglars decamp with cash
Chandigarh, March 25
Burglars broke into the house of a senior executive of a company in the Bhagat Singh Colony in Rajpura today and decamped with cash, jewellery and other articles worth about Rs 80,000.

 
EDUCATION

Students of the Chemical Engineering Department dance during Cyanide 2006 in Chandigarh on Saturday. This Cyanide tasted great
Chandigarh, March 25
It was a time to rock to the thumping beats of music for so many Panjab University students.

Students of the Chemical Engineering Department dance during Cyanide 2006 in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

DAV College annual function
Chandigarh, March 25
DAV College organised the 48th annual function here today to honour the achievers in different fields. More than 700 students received gold medals, silver medals, bronze medals, roll of honour and other prizes from the Union Minister of State for Finance, Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal.

Principal in reckoning for award
Mohali, March 25
"The fall of a Rose Petal", a short story Dr Harish Dhillon, Principal YPS Mohali, has been shortlisted for the Little Magazine's New Writing Award. The award has been instituted this year.

Retired teachers discuss problems
Chandigarh, March 25
At an annual function held here today, retired college teachers from various parts of Punjab discussed their problems as well as those faced by students. The function was organised by the Punjab Government College Retired Teachers Welfare Association at Government College in Sector 11.

COURTS

District Courts
“No order to arrest counsel”

Chandigarh, March 25
In connection with the defence counsel of the accused in the Beant Singh assassination trial boycotting the proceedings in jail in apprehension of their arrest, the jail authorities today denied that they had any orders to arrest the counsel.

 
CULTURE

Shubra Guha performing at the Tagore Theatre during the 36th Bhakar Rao Nritya and Sangeet Sammelan on Saturday. Reflecting nuances of Agra tradition
Chandigarh, March 25
Subhra Guha may be the nightingale of Bengal, but the epithet doesn't quite impress her. In true tradition of a classical vocalist, she lies low, deflecting all talk that carries the undertones of eulogy. But there comes a point in the conversation where she basks in the glory of her achievement.





Shubra Guha performing at the Tagore Theatre during the 36th Bhakar Rao Nritya and Sangeet Sammelan on Saturday. — Photo by Pradeep Tewari

Pt Brij Narayan performs at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Saturday. Preserving traditional melodies
Chandigarh, March 25
Pt Brij Narayan was born lucky. Instructed in the finest sarangi tradition by none other than his legendary father Pt Ram Narayan, he has grown into a fine musician, keen on deviations within traditional boundaries.



Pt Brij Narayan performs at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Saturday. 
— A Tribune photograph

Brij Narayan, Shubra cast a spell
Chandigarh, March 25
The melody of mesmerising classical vocalism and dexterity of hypnotising instrumental music were at their zenith at the Tagore Theatre on the second day of the 36th All-India Bhaskar Rao Nritya and Sangeet Sammelan organised by the Pracheen Kala Kendra.

HEALTH

Illustration by Sandeep JoshiTeens, beware of ‘sweet killer’
PGI study finds 50 per cent overweight
Chandigarh, March 25
A modern-day teenager at home loves to gorge on burgers and pizzas, puppy fat makes him look cute, he hates physical activity and is addicted to television.

Fortis’ novel effort for ortho patients
Chandigarh, March 25
Over 40 patients today joined Dr Jaswant Rai, Director, Orthopedics, Fortis Hospital, Mohali, in a unique 'Walk and Talk' at the Sukhna Lake.


 
SPORTS

Panchkula, Rewari win overall trophy
Panchkula, March 25
Host Panchkula and Rewari won the overall champion trophy in the 9th Haryana Warehousing Corporation Annual Sports meet which concluded at Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex here today.

 Players of Andra Pradesh Transco and Calcutta State Electricity Board, vie for victory at the 32nd All-India Sports Control Hockey Tournament in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tamil Nadu thrashes UP power in hockey
Chandigarh, March 25
The team of Tamil Nadu State Electricity Board thrashed UP Power Corporation Limited by 7-0 in the 32nd AIESCB Hockey Tournament being held at the Hockey Stadium, Sector 42, here today.

Players of Andra Pradesh Transco and Calcutta State Electricity Board, vie for victory at the 32nd All-India Sports Control Hockey Tournament in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Biker with a difference
Chandigarh, March 25
Don’t go by his suave and innocent looks, for he is ‘rant and rave’ when he is on his bike! Meet Ashish Saurabh Moudgill, who has shown charisma this time also on his ‘Karizma’ bike, achieving a hat- trick by consecutively winning (bikers’ category) the SJOBA Thunderbolt Motor Rally — 2006, held recently.
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