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Clean sweep by SOPU in PU campus poll
Chandigarh, September 21
The Students Organisation of Panjab University panel recorded a clean sweep in the elections to the Panjab University Campus Students Council here today. The SOPU panel defeated its rivals with the biggest margin recorded in the PU polls ever since they restarted in 1997. The presidential candidate recorded a margin of over 800 votes.

Victorious candidates of SOPU in the procession celebrate victory in the elections to the Panjab University Campus Students Council Victorious candidates of SOPU in the procession celebrate victory in the elections to the Panjab University Campus Students Council in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan



Massive PUSU victory in Government College-46
ABVP wins in DAV College, Sector 10; 
all colleges to remain closed today

Chandigarh, September 21
Emotions reigned supreme among college students on the day of college council elections held today. The joy of those whose candidates and leaders won and the anguish of those whose candidates lost, all seemed to be laid at rest by the authorities declaring a holiday tomorrow in all colleges of the city where elections were held.

High resolution satellite launch in Oct
Chandigarh, September 21
While India is all set to launch an indigenous high resolution satellite next month, the Indian Space Research Organisation, in a novel experiment, is planning to use its polar satellite launch vehicle to inject satellites into geosynchronous orbits. Talking to TNS here today, the Director of ISRO’s Applied Optics Area, Dr T.G.K. Murthy, said that an earth imaging satellite designated as the Indian Remote Sensing Technology Experimental Satellite is scheduled to be launched in October.

MC in financial mess, needs Administration’s help
Chandigarh, September 21
The cash strapped Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh may further sink into financial mess if the Chandigarh Administration does not come to its rescue immediately. Sources said it would not be in a position to even give salaries to its employees, if the prevailing financial crisis continued for some more time.

Housefed may get land for flats soon
Chandigarh, September 21
The Chandigarh State Federation of Cooperative House Building Societies (Housefed), a conglomeration of cooperative housing societies, has demanded that it should be allotted land for the construction of flats for allotment to members of the public on the pattern of similar schemes functioning in Punjab and other states across the country.


Driven by hunger, undertrial raises slogans
Chandigarh, September 21
In an interesting case an undertrial has raised hue and cry over not being provided food at makeshift jail in the District Courts here today. The accused, Idrish Khan, reportedly raised slogans in demanding food and other facilities in the afternoon. The police tried to stop the undertrial, but when he continued to raise slogans they produced him before the magistrate.

Phone them for your meal
There are occasions when a housewife tells herself: “Oh, I don’t feel like cooking, and I don’t want to go out either.” Or, when relaxing at home, she gets unexpected guests. But khana for the family is a must and the guests have to be looked after.

Traffic restrictions
Chandigarh, September 21
The UT Inspector-General of Police, Mr B.S. Bassi, has mooted a proposal to seal about 100 metres of road near the Sukhna lake for vehicular traffic on Saturdays and Sundays to make it an accident free zone.


Man booked for tricking women into marriage
SAS Nagar, September 21
A resident of Phase XI here, Ms Harbans Kaur, on whose complaint the local police has booked Raghbir Singh for marrying her on the pretext of sending her abroad, today alleged that the family of the suspect was involved in the “business” of tricking women into marriage on the promise of sending them abroad.

Five thefts reported in city
Chandigarh, September 21
Five cases of theft have been reported in different parts of the city during the past 24 hours. A motor cycle (DL-4SV-1189) has been reportedly stolen from the Sector 30-D residence of Sandeep Aggarwal, while a Hero Puch moped (CH-01L-2498) was stolen from the Sector 17 parking.

3 booked for assault on fellow scribe
Patiala, September 21
The Kotwali police today registered a case against three local journalists in connection with an assault on a local journalist at the Central Bureau of Investigation courts here yesterday.

Jewellery, cash stolen
Panchkula, September 21
Thieves today decamped with Rs 50,000 jewellery worth Rs 45,000 from the Sector 15 house of a driver with HUDA here.

Lawyer trying to help woman beaten up
Chandigarh, September 21
A lawyer was reportedly assaulted by three persons, including a mother- daughter duo, when he saw the three beating up a woman near the Estate Office today and rushed to the woman’s rescue.


Jacob lauds NGO’s work
Chandigarh, September 21
The UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), today visited the night school being run by Aurobindo Society in Colony No 4 in the Industrial Area, Phase I, Chandigarh.

The Punjab Governor and Administrator UT, Chandigarh, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), interacts with students of a night school at Colony No. 4, Industrial Area, in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob


Poll panel has overriding powers
Chandigarh, September 21
Holding that the state Election Commission possessed “powers to pass any order for ensuring free and fair polls”, Mr Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today ruled that the commission also enjoyed “powers to suspend an election where the returning officer had illegally rejected the nominations”.

  • Contempt notice to Secy, CE
  • Costs imposed on IT Department

Police remand for robbery accused
Chandigarh, September 21
Babbar Singh, one of the accused in Sector 35 robbery case, was sent in police remand for two days by the UT Judicial Magistrate (First Class) here on Friday. The accused was arrested by the city police from the ISBT on Thursday. The accused was produced in the court in the afternoon. All other accused in the case have already been arrested by the police.

Orders reserved on Senate poll
Chandigarh, September 21
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today reserved orders on a petition filed by the Director of the Centre for Adult Continuing Education and Extension, Dr Ajaib Singh, seeking the quashing of an order issued by the Panjab University Vice-Chancellor rejecting his nomination paper for Senate elections.

Passport fraud accused granted bail
Panchkula, September 21
Manish Puri, booked for selling passport of an Indian roller hockey team member Abhishek Rattan Pal, was today granted bail. The Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Kamal Kant, granted bail to Puri on a surety of Rs 10,000.


Vinay Vadhera with his masks
Vinay Vadhera with his masks exhibited at Indus Ind Gallery, Sector 8, in Chandigarh on Friday. 
— A Tribune photograph

Masks that reveal reality
Chandigarh, September 21
Vinay Vadhera is driven by the artistic zeal to express reality beneath appearance capture the essence of human character when unmasked. And for this he has aptly chosen the medium of painting and mask-making yielding a series of 20 different paintings and an equal number of masks which are being exhibited at the Indus Ind Art Gallery in Sector 8, Chandigarh.

Capturing the magic of ’70s
Chandigarh, September 21
Neelam Dhanda of “Neelam”, a house of designer outfits, has made an attempt to revive the romantic aura of early ’70s in her latest collection of suits and sarees which are being exhibited at a hotel in Sector 22, here . Experimenting with bright mix- and-match colours like red, orange and magenta, the designer has created a number of “salwaar, churidar and garara” suits in contemporary cuts and designs. “Straight-cut short shirt teamed with either a “garara” is the latest invention of the house,” says designer Neelam emphasising that short churidar suits are already a rage with clients of all age groups.

Sukha sends crowd in raptures
Chandigarh, September 21
Punjabi pop singer from Canada, Sukha, and his group of six dancers here today sent a capacity crowd in ecstasy. Sukha was performing at the Food, Crafts and Cultural Mela being organised by the Punjab Tourism Development Corporation at the Parade Ground.


Knee-joint tumour removed
Chandigarh, September 21
For those affected with bone tumour, the PGI Orthopaedics Department, one of the leading centres for joint replacement surgery in the country, has now offered better quality of life with a new treatment procedure.

ESIC launches special scheme for members
Chandigarh, September 21
To provide better medical facilities to insured persons and their families, a special scheme for the treatment of chronic diseases was launched recently by the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation.


Mohit of GMHS-26, goes for a layup shot against GHPS-38
Mohit of GMHS-26, goes for a layup shot against GHPS-38, Chandigarh, in the Youth Basketball Championship at Sector 7, on Friday.

Players fall victim to poor upkeep  
Chandigarh, September 21
Mala Gaba entered into two singles finals on the penultimate day of the 13th Chandigarh State Badminton Championships played here today at Sector 42 indoor badminton hall. Mala will face H. Sharda Devi in women singles final, while in junior girls section, she will cross swords with Parnita Verma. Samridhi Mahajan was the first victim of the damaged courts after she slipped on the court number three but fought till the end by playing valiantly in five games against Seema.

  • Girls’ football

  • Basketball meet

  • Hansa Open

  • TT tourney

Tennis on wheelchairs
Chandigarh, September 21
The Total Tennis Academy will organise an exhibition match between wheelchair-borne players at the YMCA, Sector 11, on September 23. India’s only international wheelchair tennis players, Jagdish Meena and Pradeep Lal, continue to inspire others by playing tennis while sitting on wheelchairs. Their spirits and agility are a treat to watch.

  • Basketball meet

  • Carrom tourney


Surprise check on diagnostic centre
Chandigarh, September 21
The UT Director Health Service, Dr Rameshwar Chander, accompanied by the District RCH Officer, Dr Satbir Singh, conducted a surprise check on Mercury Imaging, a diagnostic centre in Sector 8, here today. According to Dr Chander, the proprietor of the centre had not registered himself under the PNDT Act, 1994, which requires all those conducting sonograophy tests to register themselves with the Directorate of Health and Family Welfare.

Ultimatum to encroachers
SAS Nagar, September 21
The local authorities have given an ultimatum to all violators in the town to remove their encroachments by Monday morning, failing which the administration will have to swing into action.

H.S. Kanwar may replace Gen Mann
Chandigarh, September 21
Major-Gen H.S. Kanwar is expected to take over as Chief of Staff, Western Command, Chandimandir, when the present incumbent, Lt-Gen H.R.S. Mann, retires this month, it is learnt.

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