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Run-up to PU poll
Rivals enter scuffle at Govt College
Chandigarh, September 9
Tempers are soaring in colleges as elections to the students body draw near. A student clash among different groups at SGGS College yesterday was followed by a ‘‘scuffle’’ among supporters of two parties at Government College, Sector 11, this morning.

Campaigners of rival parties raise slogans at Sarojini Hall Girls Hostel Campaigners of rival parties raise slogans at Sarojini Hall Girls Hostel on Panjab University campus on Tuesday.
— Tribune photo by Pawan Sharma

  No major tie-up for varsity poll likely
Chandigarh, September 9
There are unlikely to be any major tie-ups for the forthcoming elections to the Panjab University Campus Student Council on Friday, except for organisations of students from Himachal Pradesh.

College candidates file nominations
Chandigarh, September 9
Amidst raising of slogans and accompanied by friends and supporters, candidates for the various posts of the students’ council and class representatives filed their nominations at their respective colleges, here today.

Pamphlets on the college walls lend colour to the election campaign at Government  College, Sector 11, Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph

Pamphlets on the college walls lend colour to the election campaign

File IT returns without PAN
Chandigarh, September 9
This year the income tax assessees who are still waiting for the Permanent Account Number can file their returns. In a significant decision, the Income Tax Department has decided to accept the income tax returns from the assessees till September 30.

275 Tribune employees donate blood
Chandigarh, September 9
As many as 275 employees of The Tribune group of publications donated blood in two separate camps organised by The Tribune Employees Union today. One camp was organised at the headquarters here, while the other was held at the Bathinda centre of the publications.
A view of the blood donation camp organised by The Tribune Employees Union at The Tribune office in Chandigarh
A view of the blood donation camp organised by The Tribune Employees Union at The Tribune office in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph 

Fleecing in garb of scholarships?
Chandigarh, September 9
A few parents of schoolchildren are crying foul about the activities of a private trust which promises to award scholarships to deserving and talented students, while it collects handsome amounts by way of charges for application forms and examination fee from students from all over the country.

Making music for the soul
Chandigarh, September 9
There is something very heartwarming about practitioners of pure music. They lift the sagging spirits with admirable ease and transform the ambience almost effortlessly. So when the moods suddenly became upbeat this afternoon and music seemed to fill every dull corner of hotel Park Inn in Sector 35, one knew someone intensely musical was in attendance.


Music director Uttam Singh in Chandigarh for the announcement of Punjabi film "Lakeeran". Also seen in the picture is Dharam Panesar, producer of the film. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Music director Uttam Singh in Chandigarh for the announcement of Punjabi film "Lakeeran"


Now pay power bills at POs
SAS Nagar, September 9
In a move to provide better services to its consumers, the Punjab State Electricity Board has started accepting payment of power bills at post offices in the town. All eight post offices in different parts of the town will be accepting payments.

Economic growth encouraging: expert
Chandigarh, September 9
“Despite the slow pace of implementation of economic reforms and various political compulsions, the performance of the Indian economy under reforms presents a mixed picture of notable achievements and weaknesses”, said Dr Charan D. Wadhva in his presentation on “Economic Reforms in India in Retrospect and Prospect’’ here today.

Nine LPG godowns to be shifted to villages
Chandigarh, September 9
The long pending issue of providing alternative sites to gas agencies for godowns has been resolved to an extent as some of the gas agencies have agreed to shift their godowns outside the city limits. An agreement between nine gas agencies and the Sarpanch on behalf of Mauli Jagran Gram Panchayat has been signed.

PGI employee picked up despite stay?
Chandigarh, September 9
Ravinder Singh, a telephone operator with the PGI, who was booked in 1995 during an agitation of PGI employees was today allegedly picked by the police but later let off after the former produced the Punjab and Haryana High Court’s stay order in the matter.

Inspector reverted to post of SI
Chandigarh, September 9
The in charge of the women and child support unit of the Chandigarh Police, Inspector Jaswinder Kaur, was today reverted back to the post of Sub Inspector after Sub Inspector Kewal Krishan posted in the Sector 36 police station, was promoted in her place.

Laying of sewerage begins
Zirakpur, September 9
Residents of various colonies and villages within the limits of the Zirakpur Nagar Panchayat heaved a sigh of relief when the civic body authorities started laying sewerage pipes and water lines from Bartana village today.

Panchkula Diary
Jan Adalat for disabled held
Panchkula, September 9
A Jan Adalat for physically challenged persons was held under the Chairmanship of Mr Mohan Singh Ahluwalia, Commissioner, Animal Welfare Board, at Raipur Rani today.

Petrol price: BJP men meets Verma
Chandigarh, September 9
The local unit of the BJP and a social organisation, the Chandigarh Nagrik Sabha, has criticised the move of the Chandigarh Administration to increase the price of petrol and diesel to bring it on a par with the rates prevailing in neighbouring Punjab.

Illegal  structures removed
Zirakpur, September 9
More than 20 unauthorised structures that have come up on government land behind the police post in Lohgarh village were removed by the Zirakpur Nagar Panchayat today.


One held for kidnapping youth
SAS Nagar, September 9
The police has arrested one person in connection with a case of kidnapping of a teenager from Phase VI here yesterday. According to the police, Gurpreet Singh, a resident of Phase VI, was arrested on the charge of kidnapping Rajbir from near Government Primary School in the area.

Gang busted, 3 held
Chandigarh, September 9
The police today claimed to have arrested three persons of an inter-state gang, who allegedly committed theft in a Sector 35 house here yesterday, and recovered stolen items from their possession. One of the accused, Aminudin, had earlier been lodged in Tihar Jail.


Principals police college corridors
Chandigarh, September 9
Courtesy the elections, college principals have donned a new role, that of policemen on the prowl, on the look out for mischief-mongers. Keeping a vigil at their college campuses, the principals are working overtime to ensure “outsiders” do not bring a bad name to their college by creating trouble.

Students made to pay for board error
SAS Nagar, September 9
The future of students for mathematics (additional subject) examination of plus two of the Punjab School Education Board has been put in jeopardy, allegedly due to a mistake on the part of the board.


Don't cry your make-up away, please
o now you know the secret of looking gorgeous on your wedding night, but there is just one thing forcing you to scratch your pretty little head with fair translucent fingers. You are scared that all those goodbye tears, rolling down your highlighted cheeks, would ruin your make-up. Well, worry no more. Here is a complete guide to cry-proof make-up just for you. First of all, to make your eye shadow last, apply a light base foundation on your eyelids. Then apply the shadow with a wet brush. This will seal the colour. You can be sure of the fact. You can pick up a good eye shadow by taking out something like a hundred bucks from your leather handbag.

Ritu Kumar collection recently on display

Ritu Kumar collection recently on display

ey young couples eager to set your own home, go in for something nice and trendy, instead of the usual stuff. You can pick up the furniture of your choice from anywhere in Chandigarh, just make sure it “fits in your scheme of things”. If you are still unsure of what to buy, just read some of the magazines on interiors.

Go in for court marriage
ll you young couples eager to tie the knot, but without enough money to do it the traditional way, you can go in for court marriage. Like so many working couples even in Chandigarh. Yes, you may find it hard to believe, but the phenomena is just not limited to the metropolitans, like Delhi.

What's in-What's out
o many traditions may be on their way out, but feng sui is definitely in to ensure a happy marriage. If you are a believer in feng sui, then you should place pink or red candles in pairs around the room to reflect your strong love for each other.

Akademi Awards today
Chandigarh, September 9
Punjab Governor and UT Administrator Justice O.P. Verma will give away awards at a function held at the Tagore Theatre by the Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi tomorrow evening.


Akshit chosen for Bhopal  athletic meet
Chandigarh, September 9
Akshit Kohal, a student of ninth class of Vivek High School, Sector 38, here has been selected to represent the north zone, in the inter zone national junior athletic meet to be organised at Bhopal.

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