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After 25 days of life-and-death struggle,
Little Aman dies
Panchkula, March 5
Six-year-old Aman on Sunday succumbed to the burn injuries she sustained a month back at Sarthak Government Model School, Sector 12-A here.

Principal, teacher booked

Black Sunday: 3 Holi deaths, two suicides
A policeman challans Holi revellers in Chandigarh Chandigarh, March 5
Three persons, including a minor boy, were killed while 23 persons were injured in various road accidents in the city during Holi celebrations on Sunday.

A policeman challans Holi revellers in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Caught cheating, girl commits suicide
Panchkula, March 5
Neha Gupta, a Class IX student of Government School, Sector 19, committed suicide by throwing herself before Shatabdi Express at the Sector 19 railway crossing here today.

Student drowned
Chandigarh, March 5
A student of the Army Institute of Law, Mohali, was reportedly drowned today during a trip to Goa. According to AIL sources, Abhimanyu had gone there with his classmates. — TNS


Poor manning of internal roads
Chandigarh, March 5
Driving on the roads cutting through the city sectors, it’s a journey of inconvenience, and sometimes even peril.

UAVs help state govts combat insurgency
Chandigarh, March 5
Besides keeping a silent vigil on the borders, IAF’s newly procured unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are also helping state governments in combating insurgent and anti-national elements.

Dhruv helicopters from the IAF’s Bangalore-based Sarang helicopter display team put through their paces during the full dress rehearsal of the Presidential Fleet Review in Chandigarh on Monday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik
Dhruv helicopters from the IAF’s Bangalore-based Sarang helicopter display team put through their paces during the full dress rehearsal of the Presidential Fleet Review in Chandigarh

Speaking Out


Hues of joy splashed on Holi

Chandigarh, March 5
All roads led to celebrations Sunday morning, as revellers painted the city red with colours of joy on Holi. As the enthusiastic shrieks of “Holi hai” mingled with the constant din of trumpets and roar of engines, they zipped down the fast track of exhilaration on their bikes with silencers removed for targeting other players.

Youngsters enjoy Holi in Sector 23, Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph

Youngsters enjoy Holi in Sector 23, Chandigarh

Shopkeepers up in arms against HUDA notices
Four-laning faces a hitch
Zirakpur, March 5
The four-laning of the Zirakpur-Parwanoo stretch faced a hitch with shopkeepers of the Shiva Market Welfare Association here up in arms against the notices issued by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA).

Farmers oppose Admn decision
Acquisition for phase III of IT park
Chandigarh, March 5
The Mani Majra Farmers Welfare and Environment Protection Society today protested the proposed decision of the Chandigarh Administration to acquire 272 acres for the phase III of the Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park.

Cops ready for Kalam’s visit
Chandigarh, March 5
The President, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, will visit the city on March 7.

In corridors of Taj
Chandigarh, March 5
Corridors of the Taj, Chandigarh, glistened in the limelight on Sunday evening as “star” of Punjab politics Sukhbir Singh Badal invited journalists for a get-together.

Resource centre for women to open today
Chandigarh, March 5
In an effort to work towards women empowerment, the municipal corporation will inaugurate a resource centre for women at the mayor’s residence.

27 women undergo training
Chandigarh, March 5
A 15-day-long training programme on self-employment projects conducted by the Nehru Yuva Kendra, Chandigarh, concluded at Panchayat Bhavan, Palsora.

Dainik Tribune scribe bereaved
Chandigarh, March 5
Arshiya, daughter of Ramesh Handa, a correspondent with Dainik Tribune, died at the PGI early today after a brief illness. She was six-and-a-half-year-old.

Carmel student dies of heart attack
Chandigarh, March 5
Shaleen Chopra, 12-year-old daughter of Rajni Chopra and Suvir Chopra and student of Carmel Convent School, passed away here on March 3 due to cardiac arrest. She had not been keeping well for some time. She was cremated on Saturday.

Auditorium named after Randhawa
Chandigarh, March 5
Tributes were paid to the late Dr M.S. Randhawa, former chief commissioner of Chandigarh, on his 21st death anniversary at the Punjab Arts Council, here on Saturday.

Fervour marks Holi
Mohali, March 5
Holi was celebrated with fervour and enthusiasm here yesterday even as the police challaned at least 260 persons for indulging in various violations. Revellers smeared faces with colours while children loved to throw water-filled balloons at each other.

A carcass hangs outside a shop in Sohana. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu
A carcass hangs outside a shop in Sohana


Young woman commits suicide
Mohali, March 5
A young woman living in Shahi Majra village allegedly committed suicide last night by hanging herself from a ceiling fan.

House burgled
Panchkula, March 5
Thieves have broke into a house in sector 8 here and decamped with goods worth thousands. The theft came to notice yesterday when R.D. Verma, owner of the house, returned and found the lock of the main door broken.


Market crash: Long queues outside brokers’ offices
Chandigarh, March 5
Today’s crash in the stock market, the biggest crash so far this year, sent the investors and brokers in the city in a tizzy. The sensex tumbled over 471 points to reach 12, 415. 04 points on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) today. The fall was on account of heavy selling by funds in tandem with a meltdown on the global equity markets.


UGC directs Panjab, Pbi varsities to rename degrees
Chandigarh, March 5
The University Grants Commission has directed Panjab University here and Punjabi University, Patiala, to rename journalism degrees being offered by their departments to bring uniformity in the masters courses in the subject.

Short break during convocation
Chandigarh, March 5
A short tea break will be part of the Panjab University convocation to be held on March 7. The convocation, which is generally a continuous ceremony, will be held in two parts this year as the President of India A.P.J. Abdul Kalam will be in the university only for an hour. He will be delivering the convocation address on his arrival at 2.50 pm in the university and leave for the PGI at 3.50 pm.

Scuffle among teachers over ‘nasty’ remark
Chandigarh, March 5
An alleged nasty remark against a female colleague led to a scuffle among teachers of Government High School, Kaimbwala, here, today.

8 govt school teachers promoted
Chandigarh, March 5
Eight teachers of city government schools were promoted as headmasters and headmistresses on Monday by the education department.


‘Iranian youth more receptive to classical music’
Chandigarh, March 5
"With its inviting depths of tradition in the primitive, folk and Sufiana streams of music, the Iranian classical music had enriching cultural contexts like the Indian music," observed the city-based Sarasvani maestro Subhash Gosh after his musical concerts in Iran cities during his two consecutive visits there.

City-based sarasvani maestro Subhash Ghosh.
City-based sarasvani maestro Subhash Ghosh.


Hospital fails to meet basic needs of patients
Mohali, March 5
The local civil hospital fails to meet certain basic needs of patients even after the process of upgrading it to a 200-bed hospital has started.


Manish swigs his way to night golf title
Chandigarh, March 5
It was a swig and swing event. Slightly tizzy golfers slugged it out under floodlights in the nine-hole night golf event at the Chandigarh Golf Club on Holi eve. The competition continued till almost midnight and each participant was allowed one club and a putter.

The winners are all smiles as they pose for a photograph after the Swig and Swing night golf tournament at the Chandigarh Golf Club on Holi eve.
The winners are all smiles as they pose for a photograph after the Swig and Swing night golf tournament at the Chandigarh Golf Club on Holi eve.

SJOBA rally from March 24
Chandigarh, March 5
The 20th Annual SJOBA Thunderbolt Sub-Himalayan Rally will be held on March 24 and 25. The St John’s Old Boys’ Association (SJOBA) announced this at a press conference here today.

City boy in national rowing camp
Chandigarh, March 5
Kanav Dosajh, a student of Class ten plus two at DAV Model School, sector-15, has been selected to participate in the national camp being organised by the Rowing Federation of India at Hyderabad.


Panel on basements
Chandigarh, March 5
The Chandigarh Administration has constituted a committee comprising of the deputy commissioner-cum-estate officer, chief engineer, chief architect, STP Chandigarh Administration and the chief engineer, municipal corporation, Chandigarh, to look into general issues regarding basements of commercial buildings which are brought to the notice of administration.


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