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No backtracking, says PU committee
Students to continue stir
Chandigarh, September 13
The committee constituted by Panjab University to look into demands of protesting college students today decided against backtracking on two vital decisions of 75 per cent lectures and September tests in the interest of the student community.

Students gather outside the Government College for Girls, Sector 11, to protest against the decisions of Panjab University in Chandigarh on Friday. — Photo Manoj Mahajan


Head constable arrested in rape case
Chandigarh, September 13
In a late evening development, a head constable of the Chandigarh police was today arrested for his alleged involvement in the “frame-up” case of rape of a girl from Shimla. HC Narbir Singh had gone on deputation to the State Transport Department about five months back.

A head constable of the Chandigarh police, Narbir Singh, who was arrested for his involvement in the conspiracy of the rape case, being taken for a medical examination at the Sector 16 General Hospital in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

‘Encroachers’ chase away forest officials
Dera Bassi, September 13
A local hotelier resisted a team of Forest Department officials that had come, along with some revenue officials, to demarcate the land belonging to the department allegedly encroached upon by the hotelier for a long time.

CSIO developing sensors to monitor infiltration
Chandigarh, September 13
The Central Scientific Instruments Organisation is developing a variety of sensors to monitor infiltration on the border. “Lot of work has been done to develop monitors for border management and the whole range of them will be available soon,” the head of the Geo-Scientific Instruments Division, Dr M.A. Shamshi, told reporters here today after handing over more than 10 set of equipment with similar application to the Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment.

Plans to curb menace of fake results
PU syndicate meeting today
Chandigarh, September 13
Panjab University plans to improve the paper quality and use a hologram to prepare confidential results in order to curb the menace of fake university results being used for admission to affiliated colleges and the university.

Finance Dept irked over move to bring in CBI
Chandigarh, September 13
While the Chandigarh police authorities have defended the handing over of the Punjab’s online lottery case to the CBI, the Punjab Finance Department authorities, obviously unhappy over this development, have decided to raise the issue before the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh.

Iraq has no N-weapon: envoy
Chandigarh, September 13
The Ambassador of Iraq to India, Mr Salah al-Mukhtar, today refuted the allegation levelled by US President George W. Bush that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction and said Iraq did not possess any nuclear weapon. Mr Mukhtar said the weapon inspectors could visit Iraq anytime to verify this fact.


Stall power tariff hike: Bansal
Chandigarh, September 13
The local MP, Mr Pawan Bansal, today sent a letter to the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), demanding that the hike in power tariff be stalled. “I understand the helplessness of the Administration in the face of insensitivity of the Union Government which is applying pressure for the hike.

Total rainfall nearly normal
Chandigarh, September 13
Beginning with a near drought in June and July, the monsoon in the city in September has come to the level with the normal of 784 mm till today, thanks to its re-invigoration in August and September, remaining only 46 mm away from the seasonal normal of 830 mm.

Flood danger in Ghaggar put off
Dera Bassi, September 13
Danger of flood has been put off following a decline in the discharge of water in the Ghaggar here today. The downpour in the Shivaliks had raised the water level making the river to carry a discharge of 8,000 cusecs yesterday while the discharge was reduced to its half today.

People living downstream lake warned
Chandigarh, September 13
The people living downstream the Sukhna were today warned with the water level in the lake reaching the danger mark at 1161 feet. The exercise to alert the people was set in motion today afternoon when the level reached the danger mark.

Dutt charm floods CGA
Chandigarh, September 13
Chandigarh is our own home and I enjoyed a lot in just a few days, said cine star Sanjay Dutt. He also spoke about his great love for bodybuilding. Clad in a cream-coloured kurta pazama, the hearthrob of millions, Sanjay Dutt was given a warm welcome at the Chandigarh Golf Association Range at a small function held this evening.
Cine star Sanjay Dutt with catering staff during the inauguration of a South Indian restaurant at the CGA Golf Range, Chandigarh, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Residents demand more community centres
SAS Nagar, September 13
With the Punjab Urban Development Authority banning the use of public parks for private and public functions, SAS Nagar residents are now demanding better and more community centres to cater to their needs.

City chapter of British scholars launched
Chandigarh, September 13
Sir Rob Young, British High Commissioner in New Delhi, was in Chandigarh yesterday for the inaugural function of the Chandigarh Chapter of the Association of British Scholars, which he formally launched in the Conference Hall of Hotel Mountview.

Sir Rob Young, British High Commissioner, addresses members of the Chandigarh Chapter of the Association of British Scholars at Hotel Mountview on Thursday.

Councillor reiterates allegations
Chandigarh, September 13
The BJP councillor, Mr Rajesh Gupta, who sought a CBI inquiry into the auction of SCO 178-179 in Sector 9, here today dismissed as rubbish the Municipal Corporation’s reply to his allegations and leaking it to the Press.

Aide of Le Corbusier passes away
Chandigarh, September 13
An aide of the designer of Chandigarh, Le Corbusier, Mr Jagjit Singh Gill, former Chief Engineer, Punjab PWD (B and R), has died here at the age of 81. He is survived by his widow, a son and a daughter.


3 held; cash, vehicles and rifle seized
Kharar, September 13
The police claims to have solved a snatching case, involving Rs 2.80 lakh. This amount was snatched by two car-borne persons at Machhali Kalan village, near here, from two cousins on September 9 when they were returning on their scooter to their native Bhagrana village in Fatehgarh Sahib district from Chandigarh.


Industrialists assail power tariff hike
SAS Nagar, September 13
The Industrial Welfare Association, Phase IX, has assailed the recent decision of the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission of recommending a hike in power tariff for the industrial sector saying it was a one-sided decision.


Group clash in Govt College, 4 hurt
Panchkula, September 13
At least four students were seriously injured in a clash with a rival group in Government College here today, even as guards and cops posted outside the campus looked on as mute spectators. This is the second such incident in the college during one month.

Pardeep and Gurbachan, students of Government College, Panchkula, recuperate at the General Hospital, Panchkula, after being attacked with swords and lathis on Friday afternoon. — A Tribune photograph


Chief Justice given send-off
Chandigarh, September 13
Rhythmic notes of the bugle echoed against the Punjab and Haryana High Court walls as Mr Chief Justice Arun B. Saharya was today given a warm send-off on the eve of his retirement upon attaining the age of superannuation.

Surinder accused of cheque bouncing
Panchkula, September 13
The eye witness-turned-suspect in the alleged rape case of a girl from Shimla, Surinder Sharma, was today produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate here, in a case of a dishonouring of cheque. Charges were framed against him in the court today.


Workshop on film appreciation
Chandigarh, September 13
The United States Educational Foundation in India, New Delhi, organised a two-day workshop on film appreciation called “Understanding Hollywood: from real to reel and back” which concluded at Hotel Shivalikview in Sector 17 here today. A select group of 30 participants, including representatives from Nepal, Lanka and Bangladesh, discussed on films as a cultural genre and a form of social discourse.

Drama festival from Sept 18
Chandigarh, September 13
The Haryana Public Relations and Cultural Affairs Department and North Central Zone Cultural Centre, Allahabad, will jointly organise seven-day National Drama Festival at the Tagore Theatre here from September 18 to 24.


‘Blue babies’ can be treated with Viagra
Chandigarh, September 13
The general belief in India that “blue babies” are doomed and cannot survive may soon become a misconception, as the use of Viagra for treating them has proved to be quite successful in the ongoing trials being undertaken at the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences and a few other places in the country.

Shatrughan to visit PGI on Sept 29
Chandigarh, September 13
The much awaited visit of the Union Health Minister, Mr Shatrughan Sinha, to the PGI on September 29, to attend the governing body meeting, has assumed significance as a number of important issues are likely to be discussed at the meeting of the apex body of the institute.


GMSSS-23, St Stephen’s win
Chandigarh, September 13
Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23, and St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, outplayed their respective opponents, Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23, and Sanjay Public School, Sector 44, by 7-0 and 4-1, respectively on the third day of the Administrator Cup Football Tournament played here today at Sector 42 Sports Complex.

  • Football meet


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