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Knowledge is power, say brave women
CHANDIGARH, Sept 9 — Ms Chandra J.Kanjilal, battered wife and employee of a hotel, which she took to court for falsely implicating her, is today running a women's organisation in 26 villages of Anantpur district of Andhra Pradesh to empower women. And ironically, after 16 years of work, she is today being threatened by extremist groups of these villages, which have not only destroyed her property but also driven her staff out of the area.

SI suspended in torture case
Chandigarh, Sept 9 — The UT IGP, Mr S. K.Singh, today suspended a sub-inspector for torturing a resident of Mauli Jagran complex who was allegedly involved in a theft case

Workshop concludes

Dhiman confident of winning poll

One remanded in judicial custody

366 HVPN employees face transfer

MC notices to encroachers
SAS NAGAR, Sept 9 —As encroachments by shopkeepers in the town build up, creating nuisance for the public, the Municipal Council has commenced issuing notices to the defaulters. One lot of 22 notices was delivered by hand to shopkeepers in the Phase V market on September 7.

Nagar panchayat sets up octroi posts
ZIRAKPUR, Sept 9 — The newly formed Zirakpur Nagar Panchayat has started charging octroi on goods brought within its limits. Eight octroi posts have been set up on the outskirts of the nagar panchayat for the purpose.

Confusion over PEC vacant seats
CHANDIGARH, Sept 9 — Confusion prevails between the administration of Punjab Engineering College and candidates on the waiting list regarding the exact number of vacant seats in various courses in the college.There is a demand from certain quarters to constitute a committee to ascertain the exact position.

Gandhiji's grandson PU Visiting Professor
CHANDIGARH, Sept 9 — Panjab University has appointed Prof Ramchandra Gandhi, a distinguished professor of philosophy and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, as a Visiting Professor for the "Aurobindo Golden Jubilee Chair'' in the Department of Philosophy, during the current academic session.

CTYCC executive panel dissolved
CHANDIGARH, Sept 9 — Mr Chandermukhi Sharma, President of the Chandigarh Territorial Youth Congress Committee (CTYCC), today dissolved the state executive. Earlier, the executive, which met to take stock of the situation arising out of the Lok Sabha elections, authorised Mr Sharma to dissolve and revamp the executive.

‘Eunuchs can be cured’
CHANDIGARH, Sept 9 —The 'no-man, no-woman' syndrome, commonly known as the physiological disorder in eunuchs, can be treated, especially when detected at an early age. An antenatal diagnosis in eight to 10 weeks of pregnancy can check such an anomaly, according to Dr R.j. Dash, Head of the Department of Endocrinology, PGI.

NCC conference held at PEC
Chandigarh, Sept 9 — Annual conference of Group Commanders and state representatives of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh Directorate of National Cadet Corps (NCC) was held at the conference hall of Punjab Engineering College, here today.

Women welcome autumn
CHANDIGARH, Sept 9 — With husbands and children out at work or to schools and colleges, members of the Thursday Ladies Club had a morning out for themselves. Dressed in their party apparel, the women had a ball of a time dancing and singing. And what was the occasion? What better reason to rejoice than the onset of autumn? So, Come September was indeed the name given to the little adventure by the spirited group.Top


Crime File
Factory supervisor found dead
PANCHKULA, Sept 9 — Surjit Singh (30), a factory supervisor, was found dead near HUDA nursery here today after he had left his residence in Sector 15 at 8.30 pm last night. The police has registered a case under Section 302 of the IPC and is investigating the matter.

Campus Beat
Potholes dot Kalka road
KALKA (Panchkula), Sept 9 — Bad roads have been the bane of residents of the city and the trend is catching on with the national highway as well. The condition of the Panchkula-Kalka stretch of National Highway No. 22 is deplorable, with potholes dotting the road.

Cultural Scene
Deepti's photo exhibition
CHANDIGARH, Sept 9 — It was to a thronging crowd of autograph hunters that an exhibition of photographs, titled 'In Search of Another Sky', by actress Deepti Naval opened on Wednesday at Art Folio Gallery, Sector 9.

Consumer Courts
Consumer forum penalises HUDA
PANCHKULA, Sept 9 — the District Consumer Disputes Redressal forum has ordered the Haryana Urban Development Authority, Panchkula, to hand over the physical possession of plot No 883/23 at Sonepat after due development within three months of the communication of the order, and pay interest and compensation on Rs 1,04,913 deposited by Mr Hari Chand Tandon of Patiala, Rs 10,000 for mental agony and harassment and Rs 1,000 towards cost of proceedings.

Corporation Beat
MCC seeks architect, ducks main issues
CHANDIGARH, Sept 9 — While ducking major issues, the Finance and Contract Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) today recommended the appointment of an architect in the architecture wing of the civic body.

Price Watch
Vegetable prices fall
CHANDIGARH, Sept 9 — Increasing arrivals have effected a fall in the prices of most vegetables in the local market during the past three days.Top

Faux pas leaves him ‘boothless’
PANCHKULA, Sept 9 — The Estate Office of the Haryana Urban Development Authority, in a mix-up, issued a residential site in lieu of a booth to Mr Sat Pal Singla, a resident of Sector 10, after an auction for booths was held on April 4 last year. Top

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