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PU gives in to students’ demands; stir called off
Chandigarh, September 16
College students led by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) finally tasted victory here today with the Panjab University authorities giving in to their demands, if only temporarily, and postponing “the already scheduled September internal assessment tests till further orders/consideration”.
The Dean, College Development Council , Dr Ramesh Kapoor, offers juice to the fasting ABVP Secretary The Dean, College Development Council , Dr Ramesh Kapoor, offers juice to the fasting ABVP Secretary, Mr Saurabh Joshi, at the Students Centre, Panjab University, after a compromise was struck between the protesting students and the university authorities on Monday.
— A Tribune photograph

Rajdhani mishap victim dies
Relatives blame Gaya doctors’ negligence
Chandigarh, September 16
A 43-year-old city-based geologist, who was injured in the Rajdhani Express mishap at Rafiganj (Bihar), died at the PGI here this evening.
Grieving relatives of Satinder Prashar who died in the PGI on Monday; and (inset) the victim. Grieving relatives of Satinder Prashar who died in the PGI on Monday; and (inset) the victim.
— A Tribune photograph



The team of Punjabi film “Ji Aya Nu” after the dubbing session that took place in Chandigarh on Monday.
The team of Punjabi film “Ji Aya Nu” after the dubbing session that took place in Chandigarh on Monday. From left to right : chief assistant director Navaniat Singh, singer-turned-actor Harbhajan Mann, Harish Parashar, Amit Pal, Gurpreet Ghuggi and Jitender Kaur.

Devotees put “Puran Ahuti” on “Sugandh Dashmi Mahaparav” celebrated at Shri Digamber Jain Temple in Sector 27, Chandigarh, on Monday.
Devotees put “Puran Ahuti” on “Sugandh Dashmi Mahaparav” celebrated at Shri Digamber Jain Temple in Sector 27, Chandigarh, on Monday.

Rape ‘victim’ points finger at ex-minister
Chandigarh, September 16
Claiming that under the garb of providing police protection at her residence here, her liberty and freedom had been totally curtailed and she was being illegally detained at her place by the UT police, the Shimla rape case victim today moved an anticipatory bail in a local court today.

Cheat committed forgery 
worth 50 cr
Chandigarh, September 16
The 42-year-old cheat arrested by the operation cell of the Chandigarh Police last night was involved in cases of forgery and cheating amounting to over Rs 50 crore committed during the past 10 years.

72 protesters held, released
Chandigarh, September 16
The local police today arrested 72 protesters, including 31 women of Colony Number 4, for “blocking” a road in Industrial Area, Phase I. They were demanding regular power connections before removing the illegal ones.

Warrants against YAD leader
Kharar, September 16
Mr Ravinder Singh, Chief Judicial Magistrate, Ropar, has ordered summoning of Mr Kiranbir Singh Kang, senior vice-president of Shiromani Youth Akali Dal and SAD candidate from Kharar in the Assembly elections, and others accused through non-bailable arrest warrants on September 20 following a criminal complaint filed regarding the murder of two minor Dalit children of Siau village in Kharar block.


New bus routes demarcated
Chandigarh, September 16
Keeping in view public safety and inconvenience caused to road- users, the Chandigarh Administration today prescribed routes for incoming and outgoing buses originating from the Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT) in Sector 43 here.

Tug of war over child
Panchkula, September 16
It’s been five years, but his tale of woes sees no end. From losing his father at the age of five to being given up for adoption to a rich but indifferent family, and finally fleeing his paternal uncle’s house now, Daksh Gautam has had a tumultuous life so far.

Terminated members of the Panchayat Secretaries Union stage a dharna at Sector 17 on MondayCondition of ex-panchayat secretaries deteriorates
Chandigarh, September 16
The condition of two ex-panchayat secretaries, Mr Ravinder Singh, and Mr Baljeet Singh who were admitted to the General Hospital, Sector 16, on Saturday by the police, deteriorated today. They have reportedly declined to take any food till the demands were met by the government.

Terminated members of the Panchayat Secretaries Union stage a dharna at Sector 17 on Monday

Order on UT pensioners
Chandigarh, September 16
The Union Ministry of Home Affairs, in an order faxed to the Chandigarh Administration, today said that UT pensioners who retired before April, 1, 1991, will get the same benefits as those allowed for retirees after the cut-off date.

Local BJP unit to have new look
Chandigarh, September 16
The newly appointed BJP local unit president, Mr Yashpal Mahajan, today set a target of completing the reconstitution of the party by the end of this month and creating around 600 booth committees in the next six months to prepare for the next general elections.

Mullanpur-Garibdas to get grant
Mullanpur-Garibdas, September 16
A BJP MP (Rajya Sabha) from Punjab, Lala Lajpat Rai, has sanctioned Rs 10 lakh from the MP Local Area Development Fund for development of this village. Earlier, a UK-based NRI, Mr Nathu Ram Puri, constructed a school building at a cost of Rs 1.20 crore in the village. The village is the birthplace of both donors.

Seminar on sexual harassment at workplace
Chandigarh, September 16
Dr Sherry Sabarwal addresses a seminar on “Sexual harassment at the workplace” at the Guru Gobind Singh College for WomenSingle young women, those employed in lower-level jobs, and women employed in non-conventional jobs are more likely to face sexual harassment at workplace. This was the issue discussed at a seminar at Guru Gobind Singh College for Women in Sector 26, here today.

Dr Sherry Sabarwal addresses a seminar on “Sexual harassment at the workplace” at the Guru Gobind Singh College for Women in Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Monday.
— A Tribune photograph

Guest-house owners rent rooms to students
Chandigarh, September 16
“Rooms available here’’ — the boards have either been pulled down or painted. Ever since Chandigarh Administration started implementing the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, guest-houses have been closed. But now, some of the owners have come up with an ingenious idea of earning their “livelihood”. They are now offering paying-guest accommodation to students.

A damaged transformer at Ramgarh Bhudda village, near Zirakpur. Faulty transformer has villagers fuming
Zirakpur, September 16
Erratic power supply with low voltage has been putting residents of Ramgarh Bhudda village, 3 km from here, to great hardship since September 4 when a transformer was damaged.

A damaged transformer at Ramgarh Bhudda village, near Zirakpur. — A Tribune photograph

J&K needs more commandos
ntil 1972, there was only one corps in Jammu and Kashmir. In 1972, the Northern Command and another corps were raised to take over the same responsibility that was earlier shouldered by one corps. Then after the Kargil war, another corps was raised for Ladakh. And now yet another corps is being planned for the Jammu region.

  • Command turns 55
  • Married accommodation
  • Saragarhi Day

Enriching experience for bikers
Chandigarh, September 16
It was quite a thrilling experience for the18-member group, including 15 from the island country of Reunion Island, that covered hilly terrains on their motor cycles.

Routine check-up of Jacob
Chandigarh, September 16
The Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Lieut Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), was briefly admitted to the PGI this morning for a routine check-up of a uro-surgery carried out on him by the PGI a few months back.

Retired Army officer missing
Chandigarh, September 16
Lieut-Col Surinder Singh left his Sector 16 residence this evening for visiting relatives, but failed to return. Worried, his family has approached the Sector 17 police station.

Gujjar parishad president dead
Chandigarh, September 16
Mr Amrik Singh, president, Gujjar Samaj Kalyan Parishad, Chandigarh, passed away on Saturday here. He was 87 and had been keeping unwell for the past two months.



Two Sec 32 residents hurt in mishap
Chandigarh, September 16
Dhiraj and Pankaj, both residents of Sector 32, were injured when they were reportedly hit by a Maruti car on the dividing road of Sectors 32 and 33 last evening.

  • Theft cases

  • Held for gambling

  • One held

  • Liquor seized

  • Five arrested

  • Illicit liquor seized

Kendriya Bhandar plans expansion
Chandigarh, September 16
The profit-making consumer co-operative and one of the largest retail chains in the country, Kendriya Bhandar, which operates under the aegis of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, has made a blueprint for further growth and expansion.

  • Aao Bune contest
  • Advt campaign by self drink co

Fresh order to fair price shops
Chandigarh, September 16
All fair price shop owners in the city will be required to obtain a fresh licence within 60 days from now as part of a new order issued by the Chandigarh Administration.


City school tops in small savings
Chandigarh, September 16
Students perform giddha at a function organised to mark Sanchayika Day at the GMSSS-10 in Chandigarh on Monday.Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS) in Sector 46 here has been adjudged the overall best school in the country for the financial year ending March 2002 in terms of small savings. The school had garnered a deposit of Rs 23.35 lakh from students who are members of small savings schemes.

Students perform giddha at a function organised to mark Sanchayika Day at the GMSSS-10 in Chandigarh on Monday.
— A Tribune photograph

Role of ozone layer highlighted
Chandigarh, September 16
A paper-reading contest was organised at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, to mark “Day for the preservation of ozone layer”, here today.

Bronze casting workshop gets under way
Chandigarh, September 16
A 12-day regional bronze casting workshop organised by the Government College of Art, in association with the Lalit Kala Akademy, Regional Centre, Garhi, has brought 10 experts to the college, giving the students an opportunity to learn about this ancient form of art for the first time in the college history.

‘Vivekananda’s teachings more relevant today’
Chandigarh, September 16
Making an impassioned plea to check the erosion of values, integrity and commitment, the Secretary, Rama Krishna Mission, New Delhi, Shri Gokulananda, said Swami Vivekananda’s teachings were more relevant in today’s world and could help retain its lost glory.

Aspiring air hostesses felicitated
Chandigarh, September 16
At least 25 aspiring air hostesses and flight stewards were awarded certificates by TV personality Savita Bhatti at a hotel in Sector 35 here today.

Talk on developing self-esteem
Chandigarh, September 16
Develop self-esteem and self confidence. This was the message conveyed to youngsters by Dr Pitanjanli Dev Nayar, resource person, adolescent health, World Health Organisation.

Training programme for NSS officers
Chandigarh, September 16
Inaugurating a three-day UTA training programme for NSS programme officers here today, Vice-Chancellor K.N. Pathak exhorted teachers and students to play a vital role in creating awareness about AIDS.

ICWAI results


Take action on lapses in amusement parks
Chandigarh, September 16
Taking a serious view of a report submitted by an expert committee regarding safety lapses in certain amusement parks spread in the state of Punjab, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked the authorities concerned to inform why action should not be initiated on the basis of the report.

  • Complainant must link firm to accused

Fraud case: man sentenced
Chandigarh, September 16
A 52-year-old man, Besseria Ram, was sentenced to two years’ rigorous imprisonment and fined Rs 1,000 in a case of cheating by the UT Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr C.L. Mohal, today.



Pammi Bai is committed to traditional folk
Panchkula, September 16
He is one Punjabi singer who wants to stick to his roots. Unnerved by the waning popularity of Punjabi folk, Paramjit Singh Sidhu aka Pammi Bai, refuses to go by the popular diktats of churning Punjabi pop.

Treasure left in oblivion
Chandigarh, September 16
If you want to peep into the history of this region, there is a treasure house of information right here. The Punjab State Archives in Sector 38 houses authentic information on almost all events that took place between 1872 and 1947 and later in the region.

Who will buy Husain’s painting?
Chandigarh, September 16
One of India’s most celebrated modern painter, M.F. Husain, has promised to keep his date with Chandigarhians next month. But a missive from him has sent the office-bearers of the Aruna Asaf Ali Trust in a tizzy and put a question mark on his visit.

‘Balle Balle Boys’ doing balle balle business
MUSIC album ‘Laddoo Kha’ was released in January, 2001. The song ‘My name is Manjeet’ topped the charts and had been on Channel V, MTV, B4U and other music channels on the highest rotation.

Touching the theme of female sexuality
Chandigarh, September 16
Manchan, a well-known theatre outfit of the region, staged one of its production “Main Taan Ik Sarangi Haan”, a Punjabi play, that captured the agony of suppressed souls in form of three middle-aged women characters, who yearn to be free. The play, treating female sexuality at a peripheral level, probes deeper into female independence.


Project launched to boost immunisation
Chandigarh, September 16
The Central Government has launched an immunisation strengthening project to reverse downward trend in immunisation coverage in most of the states of the country.



Football tourney
Chandigarh, September 16
All African Students Club outplayed PGI Club by three goals to nil on the second day of the Senior State Chandigarh Police Shaheed Samarak Football Championship played here at Police Lines, Sector 26. The half time score was 1-0 in favour of the winners. Lasto, Joel and Bashir scored one goal each.


NH-22 widening to cost Rs 436 cr
Panchkula, September 16
The widening of the National Highway- 22 from Ambala to Pinjore and Pinjore-Kalka- Parwanoo bypass would be carried at the cost of Rs 436 crore from the next financial year.

No housing board decision yet on clause deletion
Chandigarh, September 16
The Chairman of the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) Mr G.K. Marwah, today said the CHB was yet to formalise anything regarding the deletion of a clause regarding the ownership of property in Panchkula and S.A.S. Nagar to be eligible for the ownership of CHB flats.

Dispute over HUDA staff resolved
Panchkula, September 16
The dispute over the transfer of the HUDA staff to the Municipal Council, Panchkula , has been resolved for the time being. The Chief Administrator, HUDA , today agreed to transfer two departments to the Council on a conditional basis.

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