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Ryan Row: Parents take to streets
Chandigarh, February 3
The agitated parents and Class X students of Ryan International School, Sector49, stage a noisy protest outside the school on Saturday. Parents of Class X of Ryan Internatio- nal School, Sector 49, today took to streets against the apathetic attit- ude of the school in getting the school affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education.

Up in Arms: The agitated parents and Class X students of Ryan International School, Sector49, stage a noisy protest outside the school on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik


Race against time: Ultra-marathoner Arun Bhardwaj runs to set another record of sorts. He was in Chandigarh on his way to Shimla on Saturday.
Race against time: Ultra-marathoner Arun Bhardwaj runs to set another record of sorts. He was in Chandigarh on his way to Shimla on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Woman attempts suicide following ‘threats’
Claims she paid Rs 5 lakh interest on debt of Rs 5000
Chandigarh, February 3
A debt of Rs 5000 borrowed in November last year reportedly landed Renu, a mother of two, in the emergency ward of the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, today.

Gritty marathon runner sets eyes on record                                                   
Chandigarh, February 3
Determined and gritty ultra-marathon runner (long distance runner) Arun Bhardwaj, who started running from New Delhi to Shimla on February 1, reached the city today, covering 256 km in just 46 hours. Arun, a Limca record holder for covering 550 km distance (Delhi-Chandigarh-Delhi) in 122 hours, 45 minutes in 2004, has set his eyes on establishing yet another record-----that of completing his New Delhi-Chandigarh-Shimla run in 75 hours.

Tipplers opting for beer
Chandigarh, January 3
City residents are “uncorking” a new trend in drinking. With the changing life style and a popular excise policy, the tipplers penchant for beer seems to have strongly influenced the excise policy for 2007-2008. Bucking the previous trends, more and more beer guzzlers are enjoying the low alcohol drink. Consumption figures recorded by the UT’s excise officials reveal that consumption of beer jumped almost by five times in the last seven months as compared to the corresponding period in the previous financial year.


3-year-old charred to death
Chandigarh, February 3
A three-year-old child was charred to death when a private bus coming from Jalandhar caught fire near Mohali and people jumped out of the vehicle in panic. The bus belonging to a private transport company was packed with passengers when all of a sudden it caught fire near village Daon in Mohali district, close to Kharar town, and the driver instead of making any attempt to rescue the passengers jumped out of the vehicle leaving it in motion before it came to a grinding halt after hitting a pavement.

A scene from "Rocky Balboa”
A scene from "Rocky Balboa”

Stallone back with a ‘punch’          
Just when you thought the former fighting machine had thrown in the towel, the Italian stallion springs a surprise. He stages a comeback. With a bagful of emotions. The ravages of time may have dealt a crushing blow to the bolbala of Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), but these have not sagged the former boxing champion's morale. He may be over 60 but ain't ready to kiss the ring goodbye.

SC, BC corporation reconstituted
Chandigarh, February 3
The Chandigarh Administration has reconstituted the Chandigarh Scheduled Castes, Backward Classes and Minorities Finance and Development Corporation Ltd with Secretary Social Welfare as the chairman.


1 hurt in attack
Panchkula, February 3
Forty-year-old Ompal Singh, a resident of Railly village, was admitted to General Hospital, Sector 6, with a head injury after being allegedly attacked by fellow villagers, here today.

Motorcyclist hurt in road mishap
Chandigarh, February 3
In a hit and run case, 22-year-old motorcyclist Ashwani Kumar of Tira village, near here, was seriously hurt after being hit by an unidentified autorickshaw near Maloya village on Friday night. The victim was on his way back home when the mishap took place.


Seminar on HR management
Chandigarh, February 3
The Swami Vivekanand College of Engineering and Technology organised one-day seminar on "human resource management: policies of organisations" at Ramnagar, near here.

Essay competition
Chandigarh, February 3
Surraiya of Maharishi Dayanand Public School won the essay writing competition on biotechnology in the senior category organised by Hindustan Scouts and Guides, Chandigarh, at M.S. Public School, Ram Darbar. Swetabh of D.A.V.

Students enjoy ‘langar’ on Founder’s Day
Chandigarh, February 3
Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, Chandigarh, celebrated Founder's Day and the birthday of Guru Gobind Singh today. Shabad recitation by college students and staff, and lecture by Principal Ram Singh, were the highlights of the occasion.


Artisans carving livelihood out of wood
Chandigarh, February 3
Carving livelihood out of wood, about 5000 artisans from Nagina village in Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh, are fashioning new alliances with Punjabi entrepreneurs. Backed by self-help groups belonging to government-approved Nagina Craft Development Society, they are looking for associates in this part of the region to help them export the country’s culture shaped out of wood to the foreign lands.

‘21st Century Rebel’ champions
Chandigarh, February 3
There is lot in store for music lovers of the city, after the jazz and the rock concerts organised by Alliance Francaise, another rock concert, ‘Campus Rock Idols’, rocked the Leisure Valley today.


Express trounce Broadcasters XI
Chandigarh, February 3
Blistering knocks by opener Jaipal Singh (69 runs from 47 balls) and skipper Kamaleshwar (44 runs from 16 balls) enabled The Indian Express to win the inaugural match of the Airtel- Chandigarh Press Club Inter-Media Cricket Tournament against Chandigarh Broadcasters-XI at St. John's Secondary School, Sector 26 here today.


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