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PUSU members disrupt teaching on campus
Want Kang’s attackers rusticated, Dean removed
SOPU chief Jattana denies hand in assault
Chandigarh, July 31
Classroom teaching at Panjab University was affected today following disruption by members of the Panjab University Students Union. The students were protesting against the assault on Malwinder Singh Kang, PUSU president, and two of his supporters yesterday. Kang and his friends Vikramjit Singh and Hardeep Singh are recuperating at the PGI.

One of the accused caught, hostels raided

Supporters of Panjab University Students Union argue with the Chairman of the Law Department, Prof Bal Krishan, protesting against the assault on its president in Chandigarh, on Thursday. Supporters of Panjab University Students Union argue with the Chairman of the Law Department, Prof Bal Krishan, protesting against the assault on its president in Chandigarh, on Thursday. — Photo Manoj Mahajan


Four Judges not granted extension
Chandigarh, July 31
Four Additional District and Sessions Judges, three from Punjab and one from Haryana, have not been granted extension by the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The decision was taken during a full court meeting attended by Chief Justice Mr Justice B.K. Roy and other Judges of the high court.

Challan on RCs deferred
Chandigarh, July 31
The Chandigarh police will not challan motorists from tomorrow for not changing the address on the registration certificate of their vehicles.

MC drops probe into cow row
Wants Administration to handle it
Chandigarh, July 31
The Municipal Corporation today scrapped inquiry into the death of 22 cows it had allegedly shunted out and urged the Chandigarh Administration to conduct an “independent” probe.

Punjab Engg College set to become deemed university
Chandigarh, July 31
The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development has granted a formal status of “deemed university” to the Punjab Engineering College (PEC) here. Officials of the ministry today sounded the Administration about the approval, saying a formal letter was on the way.Vijay Saihgal

Dainik Tribune Editor Vijay Saihgal retires
Chandigarh, July 31
Mr Vijay Saihgal relinquished his charge as Editor, Dainik Tribune, today after achieving the age of superannuation. He was associated with the newspaper for over 25 years.


All care being taken for George’s sortie
Chandigarh, July 31
While Air Force authorities are making elaborate preparations for the visit of the Minister of Defence, Mr George Fernandes, to the Ambala Air Force Station, where he is scheduled to undertake a sortie in a MiG-21 aircraft tomorrow, they are keeping their fingers crossed over the weather conditions.

HUDA acquires 950 acres in Mansa Devi complex
Panchkula, July 31
Decks have been cleared for the development of Shree Mansa Devi Urban Complex with the acquisition of 950 acres of prime land in the vicinity of the temple. This land had been bought by private colonisers in the past and had led to several litigations.

BIS seeks quality system certification
Chandigarh, July 31
Taking note of non-standardisation of certain agricultural and industrial products manufactured in Punjab, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has urged the state government to ensure that the concerned units seek the quality system certification.

Futile debate on property tax, imposition imminent
Chandigarh, July 31
The Municipal Corporation councillors today engaged in a futile exercise of resisting property tax at 5 per cent of the annual ratable rent despite the Chandigarh Administration having already made it irrevocable.

Sukhna full to the brim
Chandigarh, July 31
The Sukhna is full to the brim, thanks to the bountiful rain which Chandigarh and the surrounding areas have been receiving over the past few weeks.

Ex-Deputy Mayor admits to hand in scuffle
Chandigarh, July 31
Expelled Chandigarh Vikas Manch (CVM) councillor Vijay Rana and former Deputy Mayor and Congress councillor Balraj Singh today stunned everyone at the General House meeting of the MC by announcing that they were involved, along with Mayor Subhash Chawla, in the alleged scuffle in the card room of the Chandigarh Club.

Telephone subscribers’ complaint on connectivity
Chandigarh, July 31
A number of telephone subscribers in the city today complained of difficulty in connectivity from land line to mobiles phones.

Panchkula Diary
Check congress grass menace, says DC
Panchkula, July 31
The Deputy Commissioner, Panchkula, Ms Satwanti Ahlawat, called upon the residents of the town to take head on the congress grass menace and improve the environment.

  • Development works reviewed
  • Pathological laboratory

A clarification



1 held for forging documents
Chandigarh, July 31
On complaint of a SAS Nagar resident, the UT Police has booked a resident of Sector 22, Rajiv Kumar, for cheating, forgery and using forged documents as genuine under various Sections of the IPC.


Students take part in a painting competition in St Vivekanand Public School, Pabhat, Zirakpur, on Thursday.Call for conserving water
Chandigarh, July 31
An inter-school painting competition on the theme “Water — the savior of life” was organised by the Indian Council for Environment Education at Saint Vivekanand Public School, Zirakpur, today. The programme which was a part of a national awareness campaign of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, New Delhi, also included a talk on the subject.

Students take part in a painting competition in St Vivekanand Public School, Pabhat, Zirakpur, on Thursday. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan


Hearing in Shimla girl rape case adjourned
Chandigarh, July 31
The hearing on the application moved by the victim in the Shimla girl rape case that she should be heard at the time of framing charges against the accused case was today adjourned till August 28.



Rafi Awards function on August 3
Chandigarh, July 31
The finals of the singing contest for Best Singer Award in junior category (boys and girls) and the Rafi Awards-2003 in senior category (men and women) will be organised by the Yaadgar-e-Rafi Society on August 3 at Tagore Theatre at 4.30 p.m. There are 38 male and female singers for this round and they will sing old numbers of Mohd Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar.

Modern ghazal lacks substance, say poets
Panchkula, July 31
Ghazal is an inherent part of Urdu and touches the chords of the heart with its imagery and music. These feelings were expressed by the Commissioner and Secretary Education, Haryana, Mr M.L. Tayal, while inaugurating a seminar on “Urdu ghazal-nai tanazoor” organised by Haryana Urdu Akademi today.

New Releases
‘Oops’ for young at heart
tarting August, there will be three new releases on the silver screen and each filmmaker promises ‘something different’. Generating pre-release buzz is actor-turned-producer-director Deepak Tijori’s new film which is specially targeted at the young and the young at heart.

Ramona SunavalaCity Beautiful beyond compare, says VJ Ramona
Chandigarh, July 31
“Oh, it is so beautiful. I could never imagine Chandigarh will turn out to be such a nice city”, gushed MTV VJ Ramona Sunavala. In town in connection with the launch of a new offer by Airtel, this is 23-year-old Ramona’s first visit to City Beautiful.


PGI Vigilance cell seals tenders
Chandigarh, July 31
Following complaints of alleged irregularities being adopted in execution of Rs 5.55 lakh tenders for renovation of the Nehru Hospital, the PGI Vigilance cell today sealed all the tenders and related documents asking the contractors to furnish certain documents.

Another doctor puts in papers
Chandigarh, July 31
The resignation of Dr M.P. Minocha, Director, Family Welfare Bureau, was put up for acceptance to the Secretary Health, Mr Karan Avtar Singh, today. His case is the only case which was forwarded today, sources said.



Karan LambaA rising star in skating
Chandigarh, July 31
Ten-year-old Karan Lamba, a student of Class V at KB DAV Centenary School, Sector 7, Chandigarh, is a rising star in roller skating. Karan, who took to skating only years back, has bagged many medals.

CISF, Wanders Club for title clash
Chandigarh, July 31
CISF (Red) will take on the Wanders Club in the tomorrow’s final of the Olympian Dharam Singh Gill Memorial six-a-side Hockey Tournament played at the Sector 18 hockey stadium.


SP Baldev Singh given warm sendoff
Chandigarh, July 31
Mr Baldev Singh, Superintendent of Police (City) today retired after putting in 34 years of service with the UT police. He was given a warm farewell at the Police Headquarters, Sector 9 here by the Police Department.

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