Admn’s lack of vision aches archery
Chandigarh, October 19
For the very first time, a team on sub-junior level (u-14) is being prepared to represent Chandigarh in the forthcoming National Games scheduled to be held at Jabalpur from October 26 to 28.
Budding archers get lessons from archery coach Gurpal (left) at Lake Sports Complex, Chandigarh, on Friday.—Tribune
photo by Parvesh Chauhan
DAV-8 make it to league
Chandigarh, October 19
DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, qualified for the four-team league of the Chandigarh Senior Women’s Football Championship for the Deepak Kampania Memorial Trophy, defeating Government Senior Secondary School, Khuda Lahora, 6-0 today. The tournament is being conducted by the Chandigarh Football Association at the St Stephen's School ground in Sector 45, here.
Chandigarh lads enter semis
Chandigarh, October 19
Chandigarh boys toppled the Rajasthan team with a margin of 20 points, ensuring their place in the semifinals of the 19th Senior National Circle Kabaddi Championship held at the Sector 17 grounds, here. Dimpal was declared the best raider while Satta Kajheri was adjudged the best catcher in the encounter.
An encounter in progress during the Senior National Circle Kabaddi
Championship at the Sector 17 grounds in Chandigarh on Friday.— A Tribune photograph
YPS cricketers clinch Boost Cup
Mohali, October 19
Harprateek, Shivam and Gurjinder of YPS, Mohali, demolished
the hopes of APJ School, beating them by 43 runs in the final match of the Boost Cup
Tournament at the YPS grounds, here, today.
Kerala, AP book semifinal berth
Chandigarh, October 19
Kerala, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh stormed into the semifinals in the senior women’s category of the ninth Senior Women and fifth Sub-Junior Girls National Cycle Polo Championships being conducted by the Chandigarh Cycle Polo Association at Banyan Tree School, Sector 48-A, here, today.
126-yr-old & still smiling!
AT the celebrations marking the 126th year of Panjab University's establishment last week on October 14, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof R C Sobti referred to the layout of the buildings on campus, as forming a 'smile'. That is perhaps what any educational institution would like to
epitomise. "Excellence is something we have to keep striving for, but we have to be ready to welcome students from all walks of life.
Student centre: The young
heart of Panjab University
|An evening by lakeside: the pride of City Beautiful, the magical Sukhna, twinkles with fairy lights after the recent inaguration of an island there.—
Photos by Pradeep Tewari and Manoj Mahajan
Steroids no substitute for
nutritious diet: Prof Kalinski
haven’t seen a country whose people could be called as genetically weak. It is only the lack of nutritious and balanced diet which leads to deficiencies in body,” opined Prof Michael I.
Gen-Next ‘going up in smoke’: Survey
AS the government moves to make tobacco companies to print pictorial and graphic warnings on the harmful effects of smoking on cigarette packets, health experts are worried over the younger generation getting addicted at an early age.
Nek Chand gets his due world over
's world of fantasy, Rock Garden, which has put the City Beautiful on the world tourist map, will once again come alive next month as the US-based Nek Chand Foundation and the Chandigarh administration will hold a number of activities to celebrate the diamond jubilee of the garden.
The Rock Garden is an inspiration for the youth to
use waste material in an aesthetic way — Nek Chand
Shooting her way to glory
, a budding shooter from the city, has been creating ripples in the junior shooting arena of late.Thirteen-year-old
Asavasri surprised everyone by beating all her rivals in senior women
category in 10-metre air pistol (NR) event to clinch top honours in the
Chandigarh State Shooting Championship held at Patiala ki Rao shooting
range at Sector 25 here last month.Besides this, she also bagged a gold
medal each in senior category in air rifle event and in 10-m air pistol
sub-junior category during the competition.
Shooting star: Asavari Tayal
Affairs get caught, sooner or later: Brad Pitt
need not worry about partner Brad Pitt cheating on her for he believes that people who have affairs always
Britney’s bizarre ways to lose weight
star Britney Spears has reportedly turned to special lollipops and asthma inhalers to lose
weight. Reports say Spears is sucking special Hoodia lollies, which trick the brain into thinking that the stomach is filled and a chemical found in asthma medication.
The move came before the release of her comeback album ‘Blackout’ to
be released in less than a month, reports Heat magazine.
Shoppers miss festive spirit
Municipal Corporation-traders rift to blame
festival season the city is dotted with shopping carnivals, melas etc. at various places. But it is the heart of city, Sector 17, which always hosts the ‘mother of all shopping fests’. Surprisingly this year the city centre (Sector 17) has nothing to offer the shoppers, as there would be no mega shopping festival. The alleged negative role of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh
(MCC) and the reported disunity among the traders seem to have taken its toll on the festival.
|This year Sector-22 is the only market, which is hosting a shopping festival. The rest of the city has nothing much to offer to the shoppers this festive season.— A Tribune photograph
Relaxing the Army way
do rough & tough dudes of the Indian Army do by the way of taking a break? They go for an adventure trip.
A team of two officers, three junior commissioned officers and 10 other
ranks from 63 Cavalry have just returned from a trekking expedition from
Okhimath to Helang in Garhwal, Himalayas. The regiment is the only armour
unit to reach Decca in 1971. Whenever time and circumstances permit, the
men go on exploration trips to rediscover potential and solace deep
It’s ‘mancation’ for men
do you call a vacation wherein a man sets out by himself, sans his female companion? Well, here’s a new word — ‘mancation’.
The term was coined by actor Vince Vaughn in the film, ‘The Breakup’,
wherein the protagonist splits up from his partner and wants to get away,
without his female friend.Since then, the idea’s taken off to such an
extent that some men have been on holidays without a company of fair sex.
An artisan gives finishing touches to an idol of Durga as the city prepares to celebrates Dasehra on Sunday.—
Photo by Manoj Mahajan
‘Chak De!’ scores Down Under
came as no surprise when Shimit Amin’s “Chak De! India”, a gritty tale of Indian women hockey players that also starred 90 Australian players and over 9,000 Australian extras, won the Best Film Award at the 5th Australian Indian Film Festival gala night in Sydney on Thursday.
Shades of womanhood explored
Laaga Chunri Mein Daag
is all about or rather only about woman power. The three leading ladies of the film also help keep the film buoyant with their stellar performances. It is, in fact, these performances that make the film worth its salt. Jaya
Bachchan, playing mother to Rani Mukerji and Konkana Sen Sharma, in threesome togetherness, makes the viewer realise that acting has undergone sea changes as each 'character' delivers her nuances with understated ease and maturity. Speaking about the film, the threesome share their passions and masti moments.
More than a Messiah
While most private hospitals are known for their ‘mercenary’ this Mohali hospital has become a Messiah for these poor children, discovers Arun Sharma
a ‘good Samaritan’ touch to their efforts are the doctors at Grecian
Hospital, Mohali. A multi-speciality private hospital, it has decided to treat
13 children whose parents cannot afford the huge expenses that these major
surgeries require.Their mantra is simple. “We believe it is necessary to save
these lives,” said Dr (Mrs) S S Samra at the hospital.
GSK malaria vaccine in final stages
clinical trial of a malaria vaccine among African babies has shown promising results.The
vaccine by Britain-based pharmaceutical company Glaxo SmithKline (GSK) has been
in development and trial for past 20 years.The jab presently known as RTS,S and
tentatively brand-named Mosquirix was tested on about 214 infants in Mozambique
where malaria is common. The tests showed that the vaccine gave a high level of
protection and was safe.