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Campaigning picks up on PU campus
Chandigarh, September 5
Campaign activity for elections to the Panjab University Campus Student Council blossomed into a colourful display of banners and posters a day after the visit of the President to the city.
Supporters of a rival group of the Panjab University Students Union led by Gurparvez Singh Sandhu take out a campaign rally Supporters of a rival group of the Panjab University Students Union led by Gurparvez Singh Sandhu take out a campaign rally on the PU campus in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Students’ bodies recycle manifestoes
Chandigarh, September 5
Students’ organisations on Panjab University campus have not reframed their election manifestoes ever since the elections recommenced in 1997.


PGI pays more for security
Chandigarh, September 5
Even though PGI might cry foul about paucity of funds for its projects, but when it comes to making excess payments it cares two hoots, without bothering to make recovery of the monetary loss or hold somebody responsible for the lapse.

Pak to release 16 youths on Sept 8
Chandigarh, September 5
Sixteen Indian youths belonging to Punjab and Haryana, who have been languishing in various jails of Pakistan, will be released on September 8 instead of September 6 as scheduled earlier.

Teaching kids in nature’s lap
Chandigarh, September 5
In these times when schools are run on commercial considerations, it is difficult to relate with the concept of education that thrives more on the understanding of earth and its environment and less on the mundane aspects of schooling.

Secretariat to have complaint box
Chandigarh, September 5
City residents will soon be able to put their complaints and suggestions in a box to be put up outside the UT Secretariat in Sector 9. The UT Administrator, Chief Justice O.P. Verma (retd), will himself deal with the complaints. The complaints should bear the name of the complainants. This would become operational from September 15.


Villagers lay siege to SP’s office
Panchkula, September 5
Over 200 residents of seven villages in the Raipur Rani block laid siege to the office of the Superintendent of Police, Mr Ranbir S. Sharma, in protest against the lodging of an FIR against 13 villagers. They demanded its withdrawal.

Encroachment by Punjab Police
Dhaba, petrol station on Administration land
Chandigarh, September 5
A petrol station and a dhaba have been operating from land belonging to the UT Administration without any permission and without the knowledge of the Chandigarh Administration for the past few years.

Fabulous evening with Kalam
Chandigarh, September 5
Basking in the glory of having “successfully” organised an interaction session between the President of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, and city school teachers, it was a relaxed day for the officials of the UT Administration while school staffrooms were abuzz with talk of last evening’s “memorable” experience, here today.

Tibetan support conference begins
Chandigarh, September 5
The third All-India Tibet Support Group conference being organised by the Indian Core Group for Tibetan Cause started at Agarsen Bhavan here today. More than 200 delegates representing various Tibet support groups from at least 15 states of the country participated.

75 jhuggis razed in Sector 3
Panchkula, September 5
The Enforcement Wing of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) demolished around 75 illegal jhuggis that had come up in a green belt area in Sector 3 this afternoon.

Awards for those caring for mentally challenged
Chandigarh, September 5
Nominations for the 12th Rotary Indian Award on ‘’Caring for the Mentally challenged’’ have been invited by the Rotary Awards for Service to Humanity (India) Trust. The award, to be presented in recognition of excellence, result-oriented performance and commendable achievements in caring for mentally challenged, carries a cheque of Rs 2 lakh and a citation.

Public speaking workshop
Chandigarh, September 5
After a series of workshops on English speaking and personality development, the British Library, Sector 8, is again organising a special workshop on effective public speaking. To be conducted by an eminent personality in the field, the workshop will be held tomorrow and day after.

Snag in tracks delays Shatabdi
Dappar, September 5
The Kalka-Delhi Shatabadi Express was delayed for over one and a half hours due to the interlocking of track plates at the Dappar railway station here today.


Man held for forging signature
Chandigarh, September 5
The Registering and Licensing Authority (RLA) of the Chandigarh Administration today registered a case against Romi Atwal of Ram Darbar at the Sector 17 police station, for forging the signatures of a Motor Vehicle Inspector, Mr Ravinder Singh, for getting a regular driving license.


Networking knowhow must reach common man: Justice Verma
Chandigarh, September 5
The UT Administrator, Justice O.P. Verma (Retd), today underlined the need for making network technology affordable so that its benefit could reach the common man.
Delegates at the national symposium on "Emerging trends in Networking and Mobile Communications" Delegates at the national symposium on “Emerging trends in Networking and Mobile Communications” at PEC, Chandigarh, on Friday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Selling books for a song
Chandigarh, September 5
A book for everyone at an affordable price is what Value Books Private Limited promises to booklovers of the city. After luring customers in the ongoing trade fair in Parade Ground, Sector 17, with heavy discounts, ranging from 60 to 90 per cent, the company plans to open a permanent outlet in the city.

Watch-designing workshop from today 
Chandigarh, September 5
Twenty students from fashion designing institutes will participate in a 10-day watch design workshop commencing at Ethos from tomorrow. The faculty of the workshop would include experienced and leading design professionals from the watch industry including Vikram Vijay Kant from LVMH group, Sheetal Chauhan from Swatch group, Rajiv Kaul from Kamla Dials and Devices. The students, for practical knowledge would be taken for a tour to one of watch component manufacturing units.

AirTel winners
Chandigarh, September 5
AirTel today announced the winners of the Airtel Cal and Fly Scheme. They include Mr Mohan Keshav Sharma and Mr Rahul Bhatia from Punjab and Mr Puneet Garg from Haryana. The winners will fly to Singapore, Bangkok or Dubai as per their choice.


Teachers honoured on their day
Ambala, September 5
Teachers’ Day was observed in different schools today. At DAV Public School, Jagadhri Road, Ambala Cantonment, a cultural programme was organised by the students. A havan was held later in the day. The students also gave cards to their teachers.

Mentally challenged students of the special cell of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector-27, present a bouquet to their teacher on Teachers’ Day in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma
Mentally challenged students of the special cell of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector-27, present a bouquet to their teacher on Teachers’ Day

Environment awareness lacking in India, China
Chandigarh September 5
International experts attending the three-day workshop on integrating environment education in the Technical and Vocational Education (TVE) of five Asian countries today observed that there was a clear lack of appreciation of environment component in the education in China, India, Indonesia, Philippines and Malaysia.

Chemical Engg Dept freshers welcomed
Chandigarh, September 5
A colourful cultural programme was the highlight of the function organised to welcome freshers in PU’s Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology here today. Prof Nirmal Singh, the Dean Student Welfare, and Dr Jagdish Singh, Head of the Department, were present on the occasion. A spoof on hit movies, including 'Koi mil gaya' and 'Terminator' was well appreciated by the audience.

Declamation contest today


17 advocates surrender licences
Chandigarh, September 5
Finally 17 advocates out of 21 who have allegedly secured licence by submitting forged and fake law degree to the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana yesterday voluntarily surrendered their licences to the bar council. All advocates admitted that they have nothing to contest the case and some of them, even revealed that they got admission in any college and never attended the classes of law, informed the General Secretary of the Bar Council, Mr C.M Munjal.

32 cases settled at special  lok adalat
Chandigarh, September 5
The UT State Legal Services Authority (SLSA) today settled 32 of the 46 cases taken up at a special lok adalat organised on its premises to settle outstanding dues of Associate India Financial Services Limited. The SLSA also awarded about Rs 32 lakh and gave concessions to borrowers.

Charges framed against Inspector
Chandigarh, September 5
A local court today framed charges against J.S. Cheema, a CID Inspector in a corruption case registered against him by the CBI. The CBI had alleged that Cheema had demanded a bribe over phone from one of the suspects in the fake degree scandal busted by Cheema when he was Inspector with CIA staff. The case was fixed for evidence for February 13, 2004.


A show of Bengal crafts at NIIFT
SAS Nagar, September 5
Students of the fashion design course presented a craft documentation at the Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology, here yesterday. The students provided design solutions for various crafts studied in West Bengal, including clay models, home accessories like curtains, cushion covers, table lamps, file folders, footwear and baskets.


Cancer awareness from today
Chandigarh, September 5
Seeing the magnitude of cancer problem in India and delay in its detection, Chandigarh will be the third city in the country where National Cadets Corps (NCC) will be involved in spreading awareness about the disease, which has assumed alarming proportions. 

Jail inmates made aware of AIDS
Chandigarh, September 5
The Indian Council of Social Welfare (ICSW) today organised an AIDS awareness camp at the Burail jail. The camp was held under the “Target Intervention programme for Jail Inmates — Awareness and Sensitisation Camp”.


Harmandeep shoots two golds
Chandigarh, September 5
Harmandeep Singh Sidhu, a student of Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, Chandigarh, won two gold medals in the recently concluded 13th All-India G.V. Mavlankar Shooting Championship held at Chennai. 


Marriage resorts again under IT scrutiny
Chandigarh, September 5
Even though the marriage season is a few months away, marriage resorts on the outskirts of the city have once again come under the scrutiny of the Income Tax Department. Those who have invested in infrastructure at the marriage resorts could also be in trouble.

30 illegal  structures razed
Chandigarh, September 5
A demolition team of the Chandigarh Administration today razed around 30 structures that had come up in Palsora village, near Sector 39. These structures had come up on lands that had been evicted after the demolition of the Labour Colony in the village.

Mayor inspects Mani Majra roads
Chandigarh, September 5
The Mayor of Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh, (MCC), Mr Subash Chawla, today inspected the condition of roads of the motor market and other areas of Mani Majra. The Mayor, was accompanied by the Chief Engineer of the (MCC) and officers of the Engineering Wing.Top

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