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SOPU-ABVP-HSU alliance sweeps PU poll
CHANDIGARH, Sept 24 — Dayal Pratap Singh Randhawa was here today elected President in the PU student poll for the second term, as the Students Organisation of Panjab University (SOPU) - Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) - Haryana Students Union (HSU) alliance won all four seats of the executive council of the Panjab University Campus Students Council.

Protesting rickshaw-pullers disrupt traffic
CHANDIGARH, Sept 24 — Rickshaw-pullers took out a protest march and held up traffic at various places in the city to protest against the harassment at the hands of the police today.
PGI dept gets new machine

Liquor samples sent for tests

Shivalikview team wins quiz contest

UT powermen hold rally

Youth parliament session

Worried students throng PU office
BCA (I) supplementary exam postponed
CHANDIGARH, Sept 24 — Absolute chaos prevailed at the Administrative Block of Panjab University today where students appearing in re-appear examinations came to collect their roll number slips. The examinations are scheduled to commence tomorrow.

Fake SP case: police officials likely to face action
CHANDIGARH, Sept 24 — Action against the police officials who permitted the use of a vehicle of the police control room (PCR) to an imposter arrested yesterday is in the offing. Delhi resident Pardeep Singh Negi was taken into custody yesterday for impersonating as a Superintendent of Police (SP), posted in Chandigarh.

Administration seeks report
CHANDIGARH, Sept 24 — The arrest of Pradeep Singh Negi, who had been moving around in the city posing as Superintendent of Police for 11 days, has exposed several chinks in the functioning of the Police Department. Primarily, it has been a major security lapse.

Poor response to CHB auction
CHANDIGARH, Sept 24 — The prevailing slump in the real estate market cast its shadow on the auction of commercial booths by the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) in Sector 61 here today with only six of the 15 booths and shops being auctioned.

Dowry Prohibition Rules notified
CHANDIGARH, Sept 24 — The Chandigarh Administration has notified the Dowry Prohibition Rules, 1999, under which the dowry prohibition officer shall be empowered to conduct a preliminary inquiry on receipt of a complaint in respect of giving or taking dowry.

Admn goes lax as HC team leaves
PANCHKULA, Sept 24 — The administration was in a tizzy last week as officials prepared to put their best foot forward for the visit of a team from the high court to check the implementation of its directions with regard to traffic, hoardings and encroachments.

Delay in completion of MC projects
CHANDIGARH, Sept 24 — Delaying various projects seems to have become a habit with the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh. this is true as far as recarpeting and extending parking lots in certain sectors of the city are concerned.

12,957 passports issued by RPO in August
CHANDIGARH, Sept 24 — The Regional Passport Office RPO, Chandigarh, has set a record by issuing 12, 957 passports in August last. This was the highest number of passports ever issued in a single month by the RPO.

Panel to select PGI Director's successor
CHANDIGARH, Sept 24 — With the tenure of the Director of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Research and Education (PGIMER) ending sometime in mid-November, a selection committee to select a successor to Dr B K Sharma, the present Director, has been constituted as per reliable sources.

Deduction of IT surcharge mandatory
CHANDIGARH, Sept 24 — Mr Ashwini Luthra, Commissioner of Income Tax, Chandigarh, has clarified that the deduction of surcharge @ 10% of tax is mandatory on all payments, such as salary, contract, rent, interest lottery and professional dues in the current financial year.

‘Negligence’ claims life
SAS NAGAR, Sept 24 — A 34-year-old resident of Chandigarh died after being admitted to a local private orthopaedic clinic in Phase 2 here yesterday. The victim allegedly died after he was administered anaesthesia before being operated upon for a leg injury.

Mask-making workshop organised
CHANDIGARH, Sept 24 — The Sangeet Natak Akademi (SNA) of Chandigarh organised a four-day mask-making workshop on Thursday at Punjab Kala Bhavan in Sector 16 here. The workshop is being conducted by Ms Zoya K. Reikhy who is a renowned woman-potter of the area.

Probe ordered into disappearance case
CHANDIGARH, Sept 24 — An inquiry has been ordered into the alleged disappearance of a Mauli Jagran complex resident who was reportedly in the custody of the police. Mr Vijay Pal Singh, DSP, will conduct the inquiry.Top


Crime File
Rs 1 lakh looted from businessman
Sept 24 — A youth snatched more than Rs 1 lakh from a local businessman in the city late tonight.

Campus Beat
Office-bearers of college bodies
CHANDIGARH, Sept 24 — Elections to the Students Councils of various government and private colleges in the city were conducted peacefully. Enthusiasm among the students was more in the boys colleges than the girls colleges where in some cases the turnout was poor.

Price Watch
'Arhar' costlier, 'rajmah' cheaper
CHANDIGARH, Sept 24 — ''Arhar'' become costlier, while the price of ''rajmah'' came down in the local market during the past fortnight.

SPS-44 footballers crush GMSSS-19
CHANDIGARH, Sept 24 — Sanjay Public School, Sector 44, crushed Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, 5-0, on the second day of the Chandigarh Junior Football League Championship being played here at Football Stadium in Sector 17, today.Top


Jewellery units flout bylaws
CHANDIGARH, Sept 24 — About two dozen gold purification and jewellery making units running in shop-cum-flats in Sector 22-D are thriving in violation of the city building bye-laws and the provisions of air and water Acts.

Passion for power of personality
POSING as an SP and getting away with it for 11 days is a feat that may be remarked by some to be quite formidable but seeing the state of affairs of today’s world I am not surprised. Name dropping, posing big, acting unlike ones natural self and a general dissatisfaction with what one is endowed with coupled with a burning desire to be what one is not have been ingrained in the very bloodline of today’s neer-do-wells. Top

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