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It’s clean sweep by PUSU
Chandigarh, September 12
The Panjab University Student Union today captured all seats in the Panjab University Campus Students Council elections held today. The panel won all posts. Malwinder Singh Kang was elected president by securing 1,694 votes.

Malwinder Singh Kang raises his hands to acknowledge victory Malwinder Singh Kang raises his hands to acknowledge victory after being announced elected president to the Panjab University Campus Student Council in Chandigarh on Friday.
— A Tribune photograph

Victory margin baffles many
Chandigarh, September 12
The victory margin for the Panjab University Student Union at the elections to the Panjab University Campus Student Council has surprised many. The difference of 650 votes polled by Malwinder Singh Kang has not just upset the pre-poll calculations of various rival organisations but also baffled several “poll pundits”, including sources in the police intelligence.



Independents emerge victorious
Chandigarh, September 12
Elections to the students’ councils in city colleges passed off peacefully here today. The voter turnout varied considerably, depending upon the number of contestants and the number of posts for which elections were slated. 

Development becomes Morni’s bane
Five new link roads threaten fragile ecology
Morni, September 12
The widening of roads in Morni has disrupted the fragile ecology Two state government departments are working in diametrically opposite directions for the development of the only hill station in Haryana. While the Wildlife Department is going all out to declare 12,000 hectares fragile forest area in Morni as a wildlife sanctuary, the state Tourism Department, aided by the Shivalik Development Board, is working overtime to develop Morni as a tourist destination.
The widening of roads in Morni has disrupted the fragile ecology of the hills. — Tribune photo by Pawan Sharma

Hawk deal a turning point in defence ties, says Rob Young
Chandigarh, September 12
The British High Commissioner in India, Sir Rob Young, today termed New Delhi’s decision to buy the Hawk advanced jet trainer as a turning point in defence ties between the two countries.

Mishap stops his march to modelling
Chandigarh, September 12
His journey to fame ended before he reached his destination. A budding model-cum-medical representative, Amresh Rana, was driving down a road in Pathankot, when his career came to a halt following a road accident. He was riding a bike when a car allegedly rammed into his vehicle.

City-Chennai train from Dec
Chandigarh, September 12
Decks have been cleared to run a direct train between Chandigarh and Chennai. Announced in the Union Railway Budget in February this year, the much-awaited train will start in December, confirmed a senior officer of the Northern Railways.


IT survey yields Rs 62 lakh
Chandigarh, September 12
Unaccounted income of Rs 62 lakh has been surrendered by two leading toy stores in the city during an intensive survey carried by the Income Tax Department. The survey ended late last night.

Two kids die of chicken pox
SAS Nagar, September 12

Two children have died due to suspected chicken pox or measles in the past few days in Balmiki Colony near Dara Studio. It is reported that two daughters of a vegetable seller, Om Parkash, died due to high fever and some eruptions on the body.



Cultural feast in teachers’ honour
A lama wedding being enacted at Teacher’s Day celebrations Chandigarh, September 12
A feast for the eyes, the cultural extravaganza of music and dance presented by the teachers of KB DAV Centenary Public School, Sector 7, to mark Teachers’ Day celebrations, came in for a big round of applause from students, here today.

A lama wedding being enacted at Teacher’s Day celebrations organised by KBDAV Centenary Public School, Sector 7, at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune photo Parvesh Chauhan

Training programmes for foreign students
SAS Nagar, September 12
Specially designed training programmes for international participants on ‘Advanced course on multimedia and web designing technology’ and ‘Repair and maintenance of telecom terminal equipment, computers and peripherals’ were inaugurated at the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) here today.

Package to curb tuition menace
Chandigarh, September 12
Making an effort to curb the tuition menace, Saral Aquarius in collaboration with DAV Public School, Sector 8, has developed Class Tech a home series package for Class X students covering mathematics and science subjects which was launched on the school premises here today.


High Court
Report on mental state 
Chandigarh, September 12
In a report submitted before the High Court by the UT Administration, it was stated on Friday that Ropar’s former District Education Officer Malti Batra was suffering from a psychological problem.

Bhattal corruption case
Lawyer told to produce valid documents
Chandigarh, September 12
The Punjab Government today suffered a major setback as criminal lawyer and Congress Member of Parliament, R.K. Anand, appointed by it in a corruption case against Agriculture Minister, Punjab, Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, was directed to produce valid documents if he had to appear in the case by a local court.

Sidhu’s case adjourned
Chandigarh, September 12
A case under the Arms Act registered against former Chairman of the Punjab Public Service Commission Ravinder Pal Singh Sidhu was today adjourned till September 22 by the UT Judicial Magistrate (First Class), Mr Sanjay Sandhir.



Kuchipudi couple to start ‘Natya Tarangini’
Chandigarh, September 12
Every meeting with Padma Bhushan Raja Reddy and his ever-charming partner in life and in performance Radha Reddy seems to be the first one. No matter how much they may have added to the repertoire of kuchipudi over the years, they are always brimming with fresh ideas, loaded with the power to enrich the dance tradition.

Wadalis, Yamini weave transcendental web
Chandigarh, September 12
The Wadali brothers perform at Pracheen Kala Kendra Once again, the melodies of the Wadali brothers led the grand evening at Pracheen Kala Kendra, SAS Nagar, to a classic conclusion. As the cultural ceremony, marking the shifting of Pracheen Kala Kendra, Sector 35, to its new base at SAS Nagar rolled, it was time for the gathering to pick up bits and pieces of a scattered Indian tradition and hold it at a common platform for a while.

The Wadali brothers perform at Pracheen Kala Kendra, SAS Nagar, on Friday. 
— Tribune photograph

Leena TomiokaPaper cuttings tell a tale
Chandigarh, September 12
It was altogether a new experience for the audience at the Tagore Theatre who witnessed stories coming alive bits and pieces of paper cuttings as Nobuko Furihata, the lead artiste of the visiting Japanese musical group “Twinkle”, narrated folk tales of Japan through this technique called Panel theatre here today.


Leena Tomioka, an artiste from Japan, performs at the Tagore Theatre, in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph


High flouride level in water samples
SAS Nagar, September 12
The flouride content is samples of water taken from different parts of the town was today found to be three times more than the permissible limit.


Shuttlers’ meet begins today
Chandigarh, September 12
H. Sarda Devi in women’s section and Deepak Sidhu in men’s section were accorded top billing in the 15th Chandigarh State Badminton Championships beginning tomorrow at the Sector 42 badminton hall. The four-day meet is being organised by the Chandigarh Badminton Association.


Virendra’s order on shop to cause loss of 70 lakh
Chandigarh, September 12
The outgoing Adviser to the UT Administrator, Mr Virendra Singh, allegedly issued a controversial order which will cause an estimated loss of more than Rs 70 lakh to the Chandigarh Administration.

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