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Teaching work remains paralysed on PU campus
Students burn VC’s effigy, want Section 144 revoked
Chandigarh, August 9
Teaching work on Panjab University campus paralysed today following a strike by students against imposition of Section 144, CrPC for the second day. The two main student organisations, including the Panjab University Students Union and the Students Organisation of Panjab University, took out separate rallies to teaching departments asking students to quit their classes.

Students burn the effigy of Panjab University Vice-Chancellor
Students burn the effigy of Panjab University Vice-Chancellor in protest against the imposition of Section 144 of the Cr PC on  the university campus, on Friday.
— Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan 




City to have permanent Lok Adalat
Chandigarh, August 9
The city will soon have a Permanent Lok Adalat, to deal exclusively with cases of public utility services such as transport services, telegraph, telephone, service in hospitals and dispensaries. The adalat, rules for which are being framed already, will handle disputes involving amount upto Rs 10 lakh.

Six clerks shown the door
Chandigarh, August 9
Six clerks recruited during the tenure of former UT Home Secretary N.K. Jain will be dismissed from service for wrong appointment. The six have been served notices to take one-month salary and leave, well-placed sources confirmed tonight. 

Silver doors to adorn Pracheen Shiv Mandir
Chandigarh, August 9
Inspired by the delicately-crafted lavish silver peeths that adorn the precincts of Kashi Vishwanath Shiv temple in Benaras, the authorities of Pracheen Shiv Mandir in Sector 24 have recently procured two intricately-carved silver doors, which will now form a part of the oldest temple in the city. With this investment worth over Rs 1 lakh, the mandir will become the first temple in the region to have a massive silver collection in the form of two beautiful doors.

Two intricately-carved silver doors, designed and structured out of 10 kg silver by three master craftsmen from Jaipur, will shortly be installed in Pracheen Shiv Temple in Sector 24, Chandigarh.
Two intricately-carved silver doors, designed and structured out of 10 kg silver by three master craftsmen from Jaipur, will shortly be installed in Pracheen Shiv Temple in Sector 24, Chandigarh.

Rise in HIV cases at PGI
Chandigarh, August 9
With a virtual surge in the number of HIV positive patients approaching the PGI from the northern region , the need for providing treatment at the various medical colleges and other health institutions in different states is being felt.

Cops to be honoured for prompt action
Chandigarh, August 9
The Inspector General of Police, Chandigarh, today decided to honour the cops attached with the Police Control Room (PCR) whose prompt action resulted in seizing a Tata Sumo used in kidnapping two women last night.

The four suspects involved in the kidnapping of two women from Mani Majra on Thursday night being produced in the District Courts on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

The four suspects involved in the kidnapping of two women from Mani Majra on Thursday night

India, Ukraine share common interests
SAS Nagar, August 9
The Punjab Government will seriously contemplate the setting up of a nuclear power plant using Ukrainian technology in the state. This was stated by Mr Bir Devinder Singh, MLA, during the visit of the Ukrainian Ambassador, Mr Oleh Sementes, at Punjab Anand Lamps Industries (PALI), here yesterday.
Dr Ole E. Semenets, Ambassador, Republic of Ukraine, with Mr Bir Devinder Singh, MLA, Kharar
Dr Ole E. Semenets, Ambassador, Republic of Ukraine, with Mr Bir Devinder Singh, MLA, Kharar (right) and Mr B.S. Baidwan, president, Mohali Industries Association, during his visit to Punjab Anand Lamps Industries Ltd in SAS Nagar on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph


City to have complaint redress cell
Chandigarh, August 9
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh is considering the feasibility of setting up a control room for prompt redressal of urgent complaints being submitted by the residents.

30 participants honoured
Chandigarh, August 9
Thirty participants of the Youth Club Development Programme, organised by Nehru Yuva Kendra in association with the Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP), Asia Centre, were given participation certificates at the valedictory function held on the CYP complex, Sector 12, here today.

Forum condemns PSEB’s proposal
SAS Nagar, August 9
The Consumer Protection Forum here has condemned the proposal of the PSEB to levy a surcharge on electricity tariffs beyond Rs 2,000 in a period of two months. “The reported demand is without any basis and the PSEB is trying to cover its shortcomings”, said Col Angad Singh (retd), its general secretary.

  • Verka dealers’ complaint

  • Resident’s plea

  • Blood donation camp

Application forms not available
Panchkula, August 9
A former Army officer and resident of Mansa Devi Complex here has alleged that the Army authorities are not interested in the welfare of its personnel (serving and retired ) and their next of kin.

Nek Chand, Dr Bhatti honoured
Chandigarh, August 9
The PWD (B and R) Minister, Mr Partap Singh Bajwa, today presented tokens of honour to three distinguished people from the city. At a function organised in the Chandigarh Press Club this morning by a city-based association, the Indian Arts, the three personalities were honoured for their respective contribution to the development of Chandigarh.
Padmashree Nek Chand, Dr S.S. Bhatti and Col R.K. Singh with PWD Minister (B&R), Mr Pratap Singh Bajwa, during an award giving function organised at the Chandigarh Press Club on Friday.
Padmashree Nek Chand, Dr S.S. Bhatti and Col R.K. Singh with PWD Minister (B&R), Mr Pratap Singh Bajwa, during an award giving function organised at the Chandigarh Press Club on Friday.
— A Tribune photograph

Mayor to seek transfer of powers, funds to MC
Chandigarh, August 9
A delegation of all councillors to be led by the Mayor, Ms Lalit Joshi, will demand transfer of powers and funds to the Municipal Corporation from the Administrator, Lient-Gen J. F. R. Jacob (retd), on August 12.

Concern over rise in cable tariff
Panchkula, August 9
Members of the Resident Welfare Association, Sector-12, Panchkula, have expressed concern over the hiked cable charges.

Scanty rain welcomed after dry spell
Chandigarh, August 9
A brief spell of rain in the city and its surrounding areas brought smiles to the faces of city residents who had been waiting for rain over the past several days while reeling under intensely humid and hot conditions.

Friday afternoon showers bring relief to city residents.
— A Tribune photograph

Friday afternoon showers bring relief to city residents.

2 mini-buses impounded
Lalru, August 9
During a special checking, the District Transport Officer (DTO) today impounded two mini-buses for illegally plying on the Zirakpur-Lalru route while a tractor-trailer was impounded for not possessing necessary documents.

Truck hits feeder, power supply disrupted
Panchkula, August 9
Power supply to almost half of the sectors in the township was disrupted for more than four hours this evening when an Army truck rammed into an electric feeder near the roundabout of Sectors 2 and 6. It is learnt that the supply to Sectors 7, 8, 9, 17 and 18 was disrupted when the high tension lines were damaged.

Power supply to parts of Panchkula was disrupted when an army vehicle hit an electric feeder near Sector 6 on Friday. — Tribune photo Pankaj Sharma

Power supply to parts of Panchkula was disrupted when an army vehicle hit an electric feeder near Sector 6 on Friday.

Charges against police torture victim quashed
SAS Nagar, August 9
The SDM has ordered quashing of charges under Sections 107/151 of Cr PC against Rakesh Kumar who had alleged yesterday that he had been falsely implicated by the police and subjected to torture.


5,000 liquor pouches seized
Panchkula, August 9
A major haul of country-made liquor was seized by the Excise Department here this evening. The liquor , almost 5,000 pouches, was being smuggled from Chandigarh to Panchkula.

Woman’s body found
Lalru, August 9
The dismembered body of an unidentified woman migrant labourer was found on the Kalka-Ambala railway line in Sarseeni village near here this morning.

1 killed, 3 hurt  in mishap
Kharar, August 9
One person was killed while three others were seriously injured when a truck hit a three-wheeler, PBR 4831, near the Kharar bus stand today. The dead has been identified as Anup Singh.


Latest hair fad fails to attract city youth
Chandigarh, August 9
The youngsters in the city seem to be reluctant to try out new trend in hair styling — hair binding in coloured threads — which is a rage with teenagers in other metropolis. Little wonder, the unique attraction of the ongoing craft exhibition — “Daskarita” — at Lajpat Rai Bhavan in Sector 15, a hair binder from Rajasthan, has failed to make much impact on the visitors.

Exhibition of textiles concludes
Chandigarh, August 9
A two-day exhibition of Maheshwari textile organised by the Rehwa Society concluded at Aroma Hotel in Sector 22 here today. The exhibition that aimed at giving impetus to the declining art, gave a platform to the traditional weavers of Rehwa to exhibit their cotemporary designs.


Painting and paper-reading competition

Chandigarh, August 9
Students of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 46, got an opportunity to express their views on the horrors of modern war and have an insight into the Quit India Movement during a painting and paper-reading contest, organised by the school authority in association with the World Peace Mission to mark Hiroshima Day and Quit India Day, here today.

A student of Government Senior Secondary School, Sector-46, at a paper-reading contest on the school premises in Chandigarh on Friday.
A student of Government Senior Secondary School, Sector-46, at a paper-reading contest on the school premises in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Mount Carmel students bag prizes
Panchkula, August 9
As part of Independence Day celebrations, the Lions Club Chandigarh (Nightingale) organised an awareness programme against drug abuse at Satluj Public School, here today.

Students can apply for NRI quota seats
Chandigarh, August 9
All eligible students who had applied for admissions but did not apply in the foreign, non-resident Indian (NRI) or NRI- sponsored category can now opt for the particular subject in the special category by applying to the respective chairpersons on plain paper by August 16, according to an official press note issued here today.

300 students attend seminar
Chandigarh, August 9
Nearly 300 students from different colleges of the city participated in an information seminar held at the Sector 10 Art Gallery Auditorium, here today.


Rs 1 lakh compensation for student
Chandigarh, August 9
Acting on a petition filed by a B-Tech student, Mr Justice N.K. Sud of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the Principal and Chairman of M.M. Engineering College at Mullana in Ambala district to pay Rs 1 lakh as compensation to him.

  • Transfer of case

  • Sentence reduced

Notice of motion issued for Sept 3
Project for draining flood water
Chandigarh, August 9
Taking up a petition filed by city advocate Tejinder Singh Sudan and 14 other residents of Phase V in SAS Nagar seeking directions to the state of Punjab and other respondents for completing the proposed project for draining out the flood water from their sector, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, comprising Mr Justice G.S. Singhvi and Ms Justice Kiran Anand Lall, yesterday issued notice of motion to the respondents for September 3.

Chief Secy, SP file reply
Chandigarh, August 9
The Chief Secretary, Punjab, and SP, Vigilance, today filed a reply acting on the application moved by the PPSC Chairman, Mr Ravinder Pal Singh Sidhu, in a local court. The magistrate adjourned the case for August 17 for argument on the reply.


Countdown to French Nightingale contest begins
Chandigarh, August 9
The countdown to the annual musical bonanza of the Embassy of France and the Alliance Francaise le Corbusier de Chandigarh has already begun. A much-awaited contest in the French circles, the French Nightingale singing competition is all set to break routine this year.

‘Daughters’ to please rain god on Teej
Chandigarh, August 9
“Daughters of Punjab” will celebrate teej at the famed Rock Garden here in a different manner tomorrow. “It is not the time to sing and dance but to pray to the rain god to come to the rescue of farmers who have been passing through a crisis due to drought in various parts of the country”, said Mrs Jaswant Kaur, president of the Malwa Women Social Welfare and Cultural Society that is organising the programme.

Teej function at Press Club
Chandigarh, August 9
To celebrate ‘teej’, the Chandigarh Press Club is organising a participatory evening on August 11.

PGI workshop on knee arthritis
Chandigarh, August 9
To provide relief to thousands of knee arthritis patients , undergoing a lot of pain and deformity , due to delay in treatment and surgery , the Department of Orthopaedics , PGI, is organising a workshop to enlighten and equip doctors in the region with the latest techniques in total knee replacement.

TB control: a challenge renewed
Chandigarh, August 9
Having to cope up with over 3 lakh migrants, most of whom live in overcrowded and filthy colonies, the UT health authorities have decided to involve the NGOs, private practitioners and Anganwari workers in the Renewed National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP).

GMCH union opposes allotment of rooms
Chandigarh, August 9
Condemning the proposed move of the college administration to allot rooms to male doctors in the Nurses’ Hostel Phase II, the Government Medical College and Hospital Employees Union has requested the authorities to reconsider the decision.

Fortis facility for ex-Army personnel
SAS Nagar, August 9
Retired Army personnel who are members of the Army Group Insurance Society and their spouses will now be able to access treatment at the of Fortis Heart Institute. The empanelment covers angiography, bypass surgery, angioplasty, valve replacement, stress thallium, EPS, RF Ablation, pace maker implant and balloon mitral valvotomy (BMV).


Abhinav BindraAbhinav targets Asian Games medals
Chandigarh, August 9
Abhinav Bindra, the star shooter, from Chandigarh, is back home with sweet memories of Bisley (England) where he was able to help India win one gold and one silver medal in the XVIIth Commonwealth Games. He also broke the Commonwealth Games record in both the events.

DAV boys win handball tourney
Chandigarh, August 9
The DAV Senior Secondary School Club, Team A, in boys section and Coaching Centre, Sector 42, in girls section emerged winners in the Chandigarh Junior Handball championships that came to a close on Thursday evening at DAV Senior Secondary School grounds, Sector 8.


RBI-HRTC tie-up on coins
Chandigarh, August 9
The Chandigarh regional office of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) here today signed an agreement with the Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC), where distribution of coins would be facilitated through buses, depots and other outlets for the convenience of the general public.

I-Day honours for 6 city residents
Chandigarh, August 9
Six city residents, including four sportsmen and a retired Major, will be honoured with commendation certificates during the Independence Day celebrations this year. The Chandigarh Administration announced the names late tonight.

  • Awards for 4 cops

Improve staff fitness, Fire Dept told
Chandigarh, August 9
The Fire Committee of the Municipal Corporation has directed the Fire Department to improve physical training of its staff to make them crisis-ready and allowed councillors to make surprise visits to fire stations.

Cops get reward of Rs 1,000
Chandigarh, August 9
A cash reward of Rs 1,000 each and a commendation certificate has been awarded to three cops attached to the PCR vehicle which had rounded up a Tata Safari vehicle (DL-1Z- 1308) carrying fake stamps on July 28. On getting information about the vehicle, all PCR mobiles were alerted to set up nakas and PCR (echo 29) located at the Makhan Majra naka intercepted the vehicle.


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