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Encroachments removed at Kaimbwala
Chandigarh, September 10
About 11 acres of land, including a large part owned by relatives of former Punjab Chief Minister, Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, in Kaimbwala was freed from private control today amid protests from residents in the presence of the police.

A woman who tried to stop the demolition drive in Kaimbwala village, north of the Sukhna Lake, on Wednesday, being brought down by police A woman who tried to stop the demolition drive in Kaimbwala village, north of the Sukhna Lake, on Wednesday, being brought down by police personnel.
—  Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan



A girl joins an election rally on a jeepElection din ends with massive rallies
Chandigarh, September 10
Campaigning for elections to the Panjab University Campus Student Council concluded here today with the police intervening in the evening to prevent car rallies to girls’ hostels.

A girl joins an election rally on a jeep during the campaign for elections to the Panjab University Campus Students Council in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Pawan Sharma

Sheer volume of poll material baffling
Chandigarh, September 10
Panjab University campus students face not just problems in pursuing their academic curriculum but also in getting for themselves basic facilities expected in hostels.

Council constitution needs relook
Chandigarh, September 10
The constitution of the Panjab University Campus Students’ Council needs a relook (with existence of several loopholes) in ensuring compliance with laid out aims and objectives of the office.

College candidates elected unopposed
Chandigarh, September 10
Candidates to a few posts were declared elected unopposed while others geared up for the elections to students’ councils in city colleges due on September 12. While some face direct elections, a triangular contest would be held in others, the clear picture emerging after the withdrawal of nominations, which were completed here today.

Land mafia men attack Nagar Panchayat chief
Zirakpur, September 10
Agitating residents and municipal councillors of the Zirakpur Nagar Panchayat hold a protest The controversy surrounding the grabbing of village-common-land (shamlat) by an alleged powerful and well-connected “land-mafia” took a serious turn with some members of the mafia firing shots at the President of the Zirakpur Nagar Panchayat and his family members at later’s residence in Lohgarh village last night.

Agitating residents and municipal councillors of the Zirakpur Nagar Panchayat hold a protest in front of the Lohgarh police post against a firing incident on Tuesday night. — Tribune photoby Manoj Mahajan

Decision to send IPKF to Lanka disputed
Chandigarh, September 10
With the exception of Bhutan, India’s relations with all other neighbours are running into problems. Stating this while interacting with mediapersons here today, former Foreign Secretary Jagat S Mehta said relations depended upon the chemistry of trust, which had broken up with most countries.

Time to revamp education system
Chandigarh, September 10
Prof K.K. Aggarwal, president of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, says that the time has come for the country’s educational system to be to be revamped completely to prepare the younger generation to face an increasingly complex, hi-tech and sophisticated world.

Alternative site no condition for ejection, rules High Court
Chandigarh, September 10
It may not be necessary to provide alternative site at state expense to an encroacher as a condition for his ejectment — the Punjab and Haryana High Court today ruled in a significant judgement.

Panel formed for developing periphery areas
Chandigarh, September 10
To evolve a policy framework for effective management of the periphery controlled area in the state, the Punjab Government has constituted a committee comprising the Chief Secretary, Punjab (Chairman) Financial Commissioner, Revenue, the Principal Secretary, Local Government, the Principal Secretary, Industries, the Principal Secretary, PWD, the Secretary Housing and Urban Development (all members) and the Chief Administrator, PUDA, member- secretary.



CMC denial on infant’s death
Chandigarh, September 10
Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, has denied the charge that an infant died due to the negligence of the hospital authorities. Responding to a report titled “Parents blame CMC for infant’s death”, which appeared in Ludhiana Tribune on September 8, Dr Rajeev Kapoor, Deputy Medical Superintendent, has clarified their stand in a press note.

Wadali brothers get Akademi awards
Chandigarh, September 10
Sufiana singers Puran Chand Wadali and Payare Lal Wadali being honoured by Justice O.P. Verma The award giving function organised by the Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi would have ended on a routine note, had the Wadalis brothers not been requested to weave a magical spell. 

Sufiana singers Puran Chand Wadali and Payare Lal Wadali being honoured by Justice O.P. Verma (retd) at a function organised by the Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Traffic cops file complaint against Dullo’s daughter
Chandigarh, September 10
A complaint has been filed against a former Punjab MP's daughter who was challaned by the traffic police for driving a vehicle with different number plates at the rear and the front.

Control petrol prices, Bansal urges Advani
Chandigarh, September 10
The protest against the proposed hike in petrol prices intensified today as the local MP, Mr Pawan Bansal, today shot off a protest letter to the Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Lal Krishan Advani.

Deforestation has affected climate: MLA
SAS Nagar, September 10
Deforestation has adversely affected the climate of Punjab, resulting in the elimination of a number of varieties of trees and certain species of birds and animals.

Gear up for Navratra fair, officials told
Panchkula, September 10
A meeting to discuss arrangements for the forthcoming Navratra Fair to be held at Mansa Devi temple here from September 26 to October 4, was held at the shrine complex yesterday.

Minister receives ‘Pratap yatra’
Lalru, September 10
The “Pratap jyoti yatra” after covering Rajasthan and Haryana, reached here. It was received by Chaudhary Jagjit Singh, Minister of Local bodies at Jharmari village near here today.



Firm booked for fraud
Chandigarh, September 10
Sector 35-based firm Punj Land Shipping has been booked for duping a Morinda resident of Rs 2.95 lakh. Mr Gurpreet Singh Matharoo of Morinda reported that the firm had taken the amount from him on the pretext of providing him job in the Navy. The amount was paid on April 22, 2000. A case under Sections 406 and 420 of the IPC has been registered.


Microsoft to help in e-governance
Chandigarh, September 10
Microsoft will further upgrade its Centre of Excellence by providing quality inputs and will replicate the model of SPIC Microsoft Centre of Excellence in other parts of the country, said Mr Rajiv Kaul, Managing Director of Microsoft India Limited, during a visit to the city today.

IK-House of Silver
Chandigarh, September 10
The IK- House of Silver has now landed in the city. Anju Sekhon and Balpreet Bhattal, both of whom have travelled and lived abroad for years, are the faces behind importing the name of quality silver works to the city.



DAV Principal back with award
Chandigarh, September 10
Back to school after receiving the CBSE award, Principal Sarita Manuja of DAV Public School, Sector 8, was given a grand welcome by students and staff, here yesterday.

150 students donate blood
Chandigarh, September 10
The NSS unit of MCM DAV College, Sector 36, organised a blood donation camp on the college premises here today. With 150 units of blood collected at the camp, the students earned the appreciation of the doctors from the PGI.

Thai teachers visit school
Chandigarh, September 10
A group of 10 teachers from Chiang Mai, Thailand, visited Bhawan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, here, today to study various techniques of teaching used in India.

Principal Sarita Manuja receives award from the President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Kalam to inaugurate legal conference in city
Chandigarh, September 10
The President, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, will inaugurate a two-day international legal conference being organised here by the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association from September 29.

Principal Sarita Manuja receives award from the President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on Teachers’ Day in New Delhi.



Antra Mali Antara — all set to play a star
Chandigarh, September 10
Madhuri Dixit seems to have found a sure reflection in Antara Mali, who is praying hard for the fruition of her labour in Ram Gopal Verma’s latest film “Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon.” Chosen out of hundreds of actresses available to play the lead role of an obsessed Chhutki in the concept-oriented film, Antara is soaring high and naturally so because she has succeeded in putting to rest all speculations surrounding the casting of the film’s heroine.

Indian Bollywood star Antra Mali poses during a promotion tour of her new Hindi movie "Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon" (I want to become Madhuri Dixit) in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Reuters photo

Budding actor dreams of Hollywood
Chandigarh, September 10
The twinkle in his eye is hard to miss and so is the conviction in his voice. As Naval Preet Rangi, the budding actor, director and playwright walks upto the stage as the jilted husband in the 45 minutes solo play “Uparlee Manzil” with the same confidence that matched Balraj Sahni in the same play 30 years ago, you can understand why this youngster dares to dream so big — the dream to be a part of Hollywood some day.

A scene from Neelam Mansingh’s playFeast of classic plays in offing
Chandigarh, September 10
The Public Relations and Cultural Affairs Department, Haryana, is getting ready to host the much-awaited annual National Theatre Festival, which begins in the City Beautiful from September 15. 

A scene from Neelam Mansingh’s play “Kitchen Katha” ‘written by Surjit Pattar

Garhwali film to be released on Sept 13
Chandigarh, September 10
Making an endeavour to highlight Uttaranchal’s culture, Arsh Films International brings out another Garhwali film “Jeetu Bagdawal” which will be released here in the city on September 13. Giving this information at a press conference in Sector 8 here yesterday, the producer of the film, Balbinder Basson, said the film would help people to understand the beauty of Garhwali culture.


Seminar on electronic journals
Chandigarh, September 10
Dr S.K. Sharma, Director, PGI, today said there was a need of electronic journals for scientists, researchers and students. He was speaking after inaugurating a seminar on ‘Electronic journals and medical database’ organised by institute’s Dr Tulsi Das Library in association with the Medical Library Association of India.

Plan to create awareness on AIDS
Panchkula, September 10
The Sports and Youth Welfare Department, through its network of youth clubs, will create awareness on AIDS and encourage people to donate eyes.



82 girl players report for trials
Athletes from different parts of the country get themselves registered for selection trials Chandigarh, September 10
Eighty-two girls reported on the first day of the selection trials for selecting trainees for the Sports Training Centre, Sector 18, Sports Authority of India, Northern Centre, Chandigarh. 

Athletes from different parts of the country get themselves registered for selection trials at the Sports Training Centre, Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

  • Asian tennis meet

  • Rowing championship

  • Cricket tournament


Promotion of two Inspectors on anvil
Chandigarh, September 10
The promotion of two inspectors of the Chandigarh Police as Deputy Superintendents of Police is on the cards. A decision will be taken once the Administration takes a stance on an application filed by seniormost Inspector Mr P.K. Dhawan.

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