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PU students’ poll only for president’s post?
Chandigarh, September 4
For the first time since 1997, when students’ council elections recommenced in Panjab University, there is no tie-up between various groups so far. One reason for this development is that no group wants to compromise on the president’s post.

Confusion over PUSU compounded
Chandigarh, September 4
The confusion over which is the real Panjab University Students’ Union has increased with a group led by Gurparvez Singh Sandhu claiming to be office-bearers of the union and pasting its posters all over the campus. 

Hope wilts as Kalam leaves city
Chandigarh, September 4
After waiting for two hours to welcome the First Citizen of the country, Diwashi, a young school-girl, returned home disappointed as security personnel prevented her from going anywhere near the PGI auditorium to present a flower and interact with Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.


President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam at the Bhargava Auditorium, PGI, in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Teachers wait for President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam at the PGI
Teachers wait for President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam at the PGI on Thursday.

Diwashi, along with a schoolmate, requests a cop to let her in to meet the President
Diwashi, along with a schoolmate, requests a cop to let her in to meet the President. — Photo by Pankaj Sharma

Media shut out
Chandigarh, September 4
The media was practically shut out of the President’s visit, here today, barring the two minutes given to photographers for “shooting” Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam at the Bhargava Auditorium of PGIMER, here this evening. After a couple of shots, the photographers, too, were shown the door by security personnel, sent out almost unceremoniously.

Kalam bowls over teachers
Calls them ‘best minds of the nation’ 
Chandigarh, September 4
Down-to-earth Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, President of India, bowled over the teaching fraternity of the city at an interactive session at Bhargava Auditorium at PGI, here today. Advising the teachers to prepare children to take calculated risks to progress in life, he said a teacher’s mission was to ignite young minds which were the most powerful resource of a nation.

Decked up for the day
Chandigarh, September 4
Twinkling stars glittered at the borders of alluring sarees as enthusiastic teachers, dressed up in their best, waited for their turn to enter the auditorium at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) for meeting President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam during his maiden visit to the city.

Kalam with teachers
Chandigarh, September 4
The city today played host to President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam amid excitement among residents who wanted a closer glimpse of the man as his cavalcade was driven from the airport to the PGI in Sector 12 for an interaction with teachers and back in the evening.

President meets ex-colleagues
Chandigarh, September 4
President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam met his former colleagues at the airport before departing. These included some from the Terminal and Ballastics Research Institute (TRBL), including its founding Director, Dr Sampooran Singh.

Traffic thrown out of gear
Chandigarh, September 4
Commuters near the Transport Chowk traffic light point had to bear the brunt of the President’s visit to the city this evening as there was a massive traffic jam there, which took over 40 minutes to clear. He arrived in the city about one hour late. There was also a jam on The Tribune chowk and Grain Market chowk. Almost similar scenes were witnessed during the return journey of the President towards the airport.


Is asking for bribe criminal misconduct?
Chandigarh, September 4
A single instance regarding an attempt to obtain bribe, where no amount is actually received, is not criminal misconduct in the discharge of duty — the important question of law will come up for consideration before the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Villager electrocuted
Chandigarh, September 4
A resident of Raipur Khurd village, Rajinder Kumar, was electrocuted in the 3BRD area here today. According to police sources, Rajinder Kumar, 24, was cutting grass in an open area in 3BRD, when the accident took place. A live electric wire had reportedly fallen into the water accumulated on the ground. He was a daily wage labourer and is survived by his wife and a son.

1 killed as truck falls into river
Kharar, September 4
One person died while another was injured seriously when a tanker filled with acid fell into a river on the Kharar-Ropar road, near Khanpur village, last night.

Pregnant woman found dead


Two arrested for possessing liquor
Chandigarh, Sept 4
The police today arrested two residents of Mauli Jagran Colony and claimed to have seized 975 pouches of liquor from their possession here. The two — Raj Kumar and Ram Bahadur — were carrying the pouches in a rickshaw, when they were intercepted by a police team near the CTU Workshop. The two have been booked under the Excise Act.


State awards for 2 principals, 3 teachers
Chandigarh, September 4
Commitment to the teaching profession, a lot of hard work and innovation in the planning of the curriculum over the years has won recognition for five educationists of the government and private city schools in the form of state awards.

The Rajtarangini: River of kings
hen the Indophil, the India loving English first discovered the Raja Tarangini in the early 19th century there was much surprise that even Indians could write history that was accurate, dispassionate and yet readable. In the next 25 years various efforts were made to translate the Raja Tarangini into English so as to make it understandable to a larger body of people.

A satellite image of Kashmir.
A satellite image of Kashmir

‘Parenting adolescents’

arenting adolescents is a major challenge that parents have to face when their child grows up to be a teenager. Since adolescence is a time of rapid biological, emotional and psychosocial change, many adolescents face considerable stress in dealing with the challenges that these changes throw up. A good home life, and a kind and a warm relationship with parents can help the growing child, to avoid many of the pitfalls of adolescence such as drug and alcohol use, negative peer pressure, low self-esteem, academic failure and sexual promiscuity.


Blast took place, says witness in Beant case
Chandigarh, September 4
The statement of Sub-Inspector with UT police, who had taken the skull and two legs of the suspected human bomb, Dilawar Singh, who killed the former Chief Minister of Punjab Beant Singh, for post-mortem was recorded today in Beant Singh assassination case. Former CM, Beant Singh, was assassinated in the bomb blast that took place in front of the Civil Secretariat on August 31, 1995.


Abhishek’s ‘Kuch Naa Kaho’
R.S. Entertainment’s “Kuch Naa Kaho”, produced by Ramesh Sippy and directed by his son Rohan, will be released today at Nirman, Chandigarh, and Suraj ,Panchkula, by Tips Films. Rohan’s maiden film is a dignified love story, starring Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai.

Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai in ‘Kuch Naa Kaho’
Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai in ‘Kuch Naa Kaho’


Adviser for serai in hospital, but where are funds?
Chandigarh, September 4
Notwithstanding the inconvenience faced by attendants of patients, the setting up of a serai at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) seems to be a distant dream due to paucity of funds.


ITBP team scales two peaks in Himachal
Chandigarh, September 4
A 24-member Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) mountaineering team has successfully scaled two peaks in Himachal Pradesh. The team, under the leadership of Assistant Commandant Sanjeev Rolba, was flagged off from the Basic Training Centre (BTC), Ramgarh, near here, on August 11.

Members of an ITBP mountaineering expedition after scaling the 6264-m high Chou-Chou Kang Nilda peak in Himachal Pradesh.
Members of an ITBP mountaineering expedition after scaling the 6264-m high Chou-Chou Kang Nilda peak in Himachal Pradesh

Gagan, Kamal enter 9-ball tourney final
Chandigarh, September 4
In the first semi-final of the third Vishnu Pal Memorial Nine Ball State Tournament Gagan Deep Singh defeated Arif Gul by 7-5 to reach the final. It was a neck and neck encounter and both players played well. In the second semi-final, Kamal Kant defeated Honey Chadha in a thrilling encounter by 7-6. Honey played brilliantly and bagged the first five racks to lead by 5-0.


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