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Working women fast for warden’s exit
Chandigarh, September 2
Working women’s power was in full evidence this afternoon at the Working Women’s Hostel of Bal Bhawan, Sector 23, which became a virtual battleground with the hostel inmates and the warden trading charges.
Inmates of Bal Bhawan Working Women’s Hostel, Sector 23, demand expulsion of their warden Inmates of Bal Bhawan Working Women’s Hostel, Sector 23, demand expulsion of their warden. — Tribune photo Parvesh Chauhan

No PU student body clear on agenda
Chandigarh, September 2
None of the prominent student bodies of Panjab University is clear about the agenda for the forthcoming elections to the Panjab University Campus Students’ Council.


PU students’ bodies stage protest
Chandigarh, September 2
Pending academic issues in various teaching departments of Panjab University come into limelight during the run-up to the elections to the Panjab University Students Council(PUSC) every year. This year being no exception hectic activity can be seen in various teaching departments.

Face to face with the President
Chandigarh, September 2
For once, the school teachers are not cribbing about an evening duty which goes beyond their school hours. On the contrary, excitement, enthusiasm, and, perhaps, a little anxiety, has taken over as they prepare to come face-to-face with the President of India, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, on September 4.

President’s copter to land at airport
Chandigarh, September 2
The helicopter of the President Abdul Kalam will land at the local airport and security arrangements has been made accordingly. Sources said earlier the preparations for landing President’s helicopter had been made at the Rajendra Park, which is just a kilometre away from the PGI where Dr. Kalam had to attend a function.

Helping soldiers in line
Chandigarh, September 2
Within a year of its establishment, the Western Command Ex-Servicemen Helpline (ESH) at Chandimandir has emerged as a success story. With its popularity increasing day by day, it has helped thousands ex-servicemen or their family members in resolving their problems. The concept is now being extended to other army commands.


Agitating farmers brave rain

Chandigarh, September 2
Traffic on the busy Madhya Marg came to a standstill at the government press traffic lights this evening as vehicles were diverted towards the road as barricades have been put up at Matka Chowk on Jan Marg near the Zakir Rose Garden, Sector 16. Soon after the offices closed chaos was at its peak. The wild honking of cars rented the air as commuters struggled to find their way out of the jam.
A group of farmers protects itself in rain on the second day of their protest dharna in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Tribune photo Parvesh Chauhan

A group of farmers protects itself in rain on the second day of their protest dharna

Minor sent to Savera
Kharar, September 2
Mr Sukhwinder Singh Gill, SDM, Kharar, today handed over the custody of a minor girl Shivani Khurana (16) to a Chandigarh-based semi-government organisation Savera. Shivani is the daughter of late Narinder Kumar Khurana of Ambala Cantt and was staying with her step parents.

Application date for plots extended
Panchkula, September 2
The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has extended the last date for applying for a plot in Panchkula for general category from September 5 to October 3. The decision has been taken following the good response received by the authorities for the plots on offer in Sectors 12, 12-A, 17, 21, 23, 27 and 28 and Sector 4 of Mansa Devi Complex. 

Convict’s death to be probed
Chandigarh, September 2
The UT Deputy Commissioner today marked an inquiry into the death of an inmate of the Model Burail Jail, Raju, who died at the PGI, last night. The inquiry has been marked to the UT SDM (South), Ms Madhavi Kataria.

Not factual
propos of the news report “PSHRC registers case against DSP” (July 20), it is mentioned that the Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC) had directed the state government to register a case against Mr Rajinder Pal Anand, DSP (D), Patiala. 

IT sleuths  survey a  Sector 22 shop
Chandigarh, September 2
Sleuths of the Income Tax Department, north-west region, today conducted a survey at a shop dealing in sanitary fittings in Sector 22, here today. The survey was conducted on the basis of reports of the assessing officer of the area. 


3 held in theft cases
SAS Nagar, September 2
The police claims to have solved five cases of theft with the arrest of three persons. Mr Harcharan Singh Bhullar, SP, said here today that the thieves were arrested at a naka in Phase II by SHO Pritam Singh, but they managed to escape after giving the slip to the police. They were, however, nabbed near Phase VIII by SHO Ramandeep Singh.

Cyclist succumbs to injuries
Chandigarh, September 2
A cyclist Mandeep Singh, who was hospitalised after being hit by a vehicle on August 25 at Hallo Majra, died last night in the PGI. The police said the address of the deceased could not be known. A case has been registered in the Sector 31 police station in this regard.

2 cheats held
Chandigarh, September 2
The Crime Branch today arrested two Ropar district residents while exchanging a Rs 500 currency note with 100 fake notes of Rs 50 denomination. Harvinder, alias Ajay and Nirmal Singh Mitta were arrested from near the football stadium in Sector 17.

Man commits suicide
Panchkula, September 2
A 28-year-old man committed suicide by hanging himself from a hook at his residence in Sector 10 late last night. The victim, Ajay Sharma, was reportedly under depression.

3 hurt as cars collide
SAS Nagar, September 2
Three persons were injured in an accident when the two cars in which they travelling collided here today. The accident took place near the VIII-IX chowk when an Esteem car and a Maruti car collided.


Banks focus on retired persons
Chandigarh, September 2
A large number of public and private sector banks in the city and surrounding towns are focusing on the retired persons to beef up their deposits. They claim that retired persons are the backbone of the city’s economy and help it gain distinction of the city with highest per capita income.


C.L. Aggarwal DAV School wins quiz
Chandigarh, September 2
The team from C.L. Aggarwal DAV Model School won the inter-school quiz contest held at Ajit Karam Singh International Public School, Sector 41, here today. This team will represent the city in the regional level finals of the quiz contest.

Students participate in a quiz contest held at Ajit Karam Singh International Public School, Sector 41, in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph.
Students participate in a quiz contest held at Ajit Karam Singh International Public School, Sector 41

Demand to roll back fee hike
Chandigarh, September 2
Student representatives of various city colleges in a memorandum submitted to the DPI (Colleges), here today, urged the UT Education Department to roll back fee hike of the undergraduate courses.

Nepal Defence Secy visits PU
Chandigarh, September 2
A high-level delegation led by Mr Madan P.Aryal, Defence Secretary of Nepal, visited Panjab University here today. An alumnus of the university, Mr Aryal was a student here in 1975 and 1976.

NIFD students to play stars
Chandigarh, September 2
Living upto its truly innovative style, National Institute of Fashion Design (NIFD), Sector 8, is all set to hit you with all the euphoria it has gathered for its students this time. Ready to welcome the freshers in a fashion more than unusual, NIFD authorities have worked out a grand evening which will be set to a Bollywood theme.

Talent hunt contest


3 acquitted in shootout case
Panchkula, September 2
The three accused in the shoot out case in a pool joint in Sector 6 — Mahavir Singh, Vishal Papneja and Sanjay Rahi — have been acquitted by the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr L.N. Jindal.

Advocate absent

Chandigarh, September 2
A Hisar-based advocate, Ajay Bansal, was absent during the hearing of a contempt of court case against him, and two newspaper organisations. Taking up the case, a Division Bench of the high court today observed that his absence was demonstrative of the respect he had for court orders.

PUSU chief in jail
Chandigarh, September 2
The president of PUSU Malwinder Singh Kang was remanded in judicial custody by a local court in an attempt to murder case pending in a local court. Presently lodged in the Model Burail Jail, Kang had surrendered before the UT Judicial Magistrate (First Class) on September 1.

Proclamation for arrest of Wimpy case accused
Kharar, September 2
Mrs Baljinder Kaur Bhatia, Judicial Magistrate, here today ordered the issuance of a proclamation for October 22 in connection with an FIR registered by the Vigilance Bureau against former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and others in a corruption case.


Made in heaven, prepared on earth
OU have been scratching your pretty little head with fair translucent fingers worrying about that scary walk up the alter with your knight in shining black tuxedo. The reason behind the breaking of cold sweat beads on your broad forehead is not very hard to see. Your marriage is just round the corner and you wish to look gorgeous. That's it. In any case, you have no intentions of making a fool out of yourself. Like your best friend did.  During her wedding the previous year. The incessant rains washed away, not only the celebrations, but also the make-up. No wonder, you plan to take no chances.

Wish them with flowers
EY guys and gals ready to attend your not-so-dear friend's wedding bash, but unsure of the gift, let us help you out. Please do not stuff crisp currency notes in an envelope for handing it over to the groom's mother, specially if you do not know the family.

What's in-What's out
oo much of jewellery is definitely out. So before you leave the cozy comfort of your dressing room for the wedding party, make sure you have not over loaded yourself with ornaments you need not wear. Also ensure, you are not looking in cheap with expensive necklace around your neck.

Around the world in 10 songs


Duttan is IAF weightlifting champion
Chandigarh, September 2
The Air Force Weightlifting Championship — 2003 began this evening at the Lecma Auditorium, 3 BRD, Air Force, here today. It was inaugurated by Air Vice Marshal, GP D ‘Souza, Air Officer In charge, Logistics Management, Headquarters Maintenance Command (MC), IAF.

Cpl Duttan of the Maintenance Command lift to glory in the Air Force weightlifting Championship which began at the 3BRD, Air Force, in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
Cpl Duttan of the Maintenance Command lift to glory in the Air Force weightlifting Championship which began at the 3BRD

Satinder SharmaUT hockey umpire for Olympic qualifiers
Chandigarh, September 2
Mr Satinder Sharma, international hockey umpire of Chandigarh who is working as Assistant Manager in State Bank of India at Panjab University here, has been appointed as official umpire for the men’s Oceania Olympic Qualifier Tournament being held in New Zealand.


Applications invited from old, destitute
Chandigarh, September 2
The Food and Supplies Department of Chandigarh Administration today invited applications from the aged and destitute under the “annapurana” scheme. Under this scheme, 10 kg of food grain shall be provided free of cost to the indigent senior citizens who are eligible for old age pension under the National Old Age Pension Scheme but are presently not getting the same. 

MC auctions parking lots, nets Rs 17 lakh
Chandigarh, September 2
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh today auctioned the paid parking lots in Sectors 8, Bank Square, Sector 17, and Shanti Kunj, Sector 16, netting around Rs 17 lakh.


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