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Poll fever reaches climax on university campus
Chandigarh, September 11
Allegations and counter-allegations were central to the open house conducted on the eve of elections to the Panjab University Campus Student Council here today. All candidates spoke vehemently against violence and projected that records of their organisation were ‘spotless’.


‘Lifting’ voters

Girls’ representation

Help promised

AND ELDERS ACCUSE US OF BEING UNRULY: A tiny tot watches the rowdy proceedings at the open house held in connection with elections to the Panjab University Campus Student Council in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan


Tension at PU on election eve
Chandigarh, September 11
Tension prevailed on the Panjab University campus in the evening after the campaign concluded on the eve of elections to the student council scheduled for tomorrow.

All set for students’ poll today
Chandigarh, September 11
Panjab University and eight city colleges are all set to elect their respective student councils tomorrow, with the college, university and the police authorities making ‘foolproof’ arrangements. A Deputy Superintendent of Police or Inspector will be posted at all colleges and the university.

Students’ open house a farce
Chandigarh, September 11
The open house held in connection with elections to the Panjab University Campus Student Council is a farce. Noise created by supporters, who blindly raise slogans in support of their candidate, makes it impossible for anyone to understand what the speaker is saying. The disorder is heightened by the clamour of opponent groups.

Banks to collect property tax
Chandigarh, September 11
Even as officers of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation are undecided about when to begin the collection of property tax, a system to streamline collection of the tax is being put in place. Certain banks, having branches in different sectors, are being authorised to accept the tax amount.

Indo-US ties better, says Peter Burleigh
Chandigarh, September 11
Indo-US relations have broadened since the September 11 terrorist attacks rocked the USA two years ago, Mr Peter Burleigh, a former US Ambassador and Deputy Assistant Secretary, said here today. The USA was using its influence with the Pakistani Government and working very hard through diplomatic channels to control activities that had cross-border implications. “We are trying to be supportive of India,” he remarked.

Mr Raminder Singh GujralGujral takes over as Adviser
Chandigarh, September 11
Mr Raminder Singh Gujral, Home Secretary, Chandigarh, took over as Adviser to the UT Administrator this afternoon, thus relieving Mr Virendra Singh of the charge. Mr Gujral, a 1976-batch IAS officer of the Haryana cadre, was appointed Adviser following the orders of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs last night. The outgoing Adviser left for New Delhi even without getting a formal farewell.

With love from Land of the Rising Sun
Chandigarh, September 11
It’s hard to trace glimpses of your culture in the gestures of people from faraway lands. But whenever such a rarity meets the eye, one can’t but feel proud to be part of a heritage that makes the world go round.


“Pinjar” to bare women’s travails during Partition
Chandigarh, September 11
Once again the frozen moments of bloodstained tales of Partition will start melting soon through “Pinjar”, a film based on Amrita Pritam’s famed Punjabi novel with the same title.

British Ambassador calls on Verma
Chandigarh, September 11
The British High Commissioner to India, Sir Rob Young, today called on the Punjab Governor and Administrator, Union Territory, Chandigarh, Justice O.P. Verma (retd), at the Punjab Raj Bhavan.

Conference of social leaders
Chandigarh, September 11
For educating the masses against exploitation, bride burning, blind faiths and violence and to bring spiritual awareness, a two-day national-level conference of social leaders will be being organised from September 13 at Brahma Kumari Trimurti Bhawan in Sector 33.

SAS Nagar Diary
Federation demands district status for Mohali
SAS Nagar, September 11
The Citizens Welfare Federation has demanded from the Punjab Government that SAS Nagar should be given a district status as the population of the town had crossed 2 lakh which was equal to the population of almost 20 villages.

  • Move opposed

  • Federation plea

  • Freshers welcomed

  • Honour for disabled kids

Lions Club team installed
Chandigarh, September 11
The President of the Lions Club Chandigarh Nightingale, Ms Arun Bala Vij, and her team was today installed at a ceremony held at Hotel Regency this evening.



Single-window system at bank branch
SAS Nagar, September 11
To provide better services to its customers a branch of the State Bank of Patiala in Phase VII has started a single window system here today.


MCM students up in arms on syllabi issue

Chandigarh, September 11
Raising slogans against the college authorities, agitated students of the MCM DAV College, Sector 36, today held a rally outside the college campus in protest against “huge syllabi” for the September tests and cancellation of reservation for college hostels. They also pledged to abstain from casting their vote during election to the college’s student council tomorrow.

Students of MCM DAV College, Sector 36, protest outside the college campus in Chandigarh on Thursday.
Students of MCM DAV College, Sector 36, protest outside the college campus in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan.

NCC microlites to participate in air-race
Chandigarh, September 11
To expand the scope of the first-ever national air race to be organised in the country and encourage the involvement of prospective aviators, the routes of the race have been modified to accommodate microlite aircraft of the National Cadet Corps (NCC).

Flowers bloom in St Joseph

Chandigarh, September 11
It is an awareness drive, but with a difference. In an attempt to make their fellow students aware about different flowers, a number of tiny tots studying in the Sector 44 St Joseph’s Senior Secondary School today presented “Blooming Flowers”.

Tiny tots enact the role of police and criminals at St Joseph Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Tiny tots enact the role of police and criminals at St Joseph Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, Chandigarh, on Thursday.

158 Scouts, Guides take part in camp
Chandigarh, September 11
The “Dwitya Sopan Training Camp” of Bharat Scouts and Guides concluded at Kendriya Vidyalaya No. I Chandimandir cantonment, here today, after a three-day strenuous schedule.

  • Health camp held

History of the Indian rope-trick
OR many Europeans, India evoked a picture of Maharajas, snake charmers, and the rope-trick”. This is how Romila Thapar begins her most widely known book on Indian history.


Beant murder trial
Accused seek revocation of CrPC provisions
Chandigarh, September 11
Pleading that they had been lodged in Model Burail jail for the past several years, eight accused allegedly involved in the assassination of Beant Singh today wrote a formal letter to the Home Secretary, UT, seeking review or withdrawal of the CrPC provisions that prevented them from being taken outside of the jail.

Check female foeticide, states, UT told
Chandigarh, September 11
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Punjab and Haryana governments, besides the Chandigarh Administration, to keep a close vigil regarding the menace of female foeticide and infanticide.

District Courts
Three Khalsa College students get bail
Chandigarh, September 11
A local court today granted bail to the three students of Guru Govind Singh Khalsa College who had been arrested by the UT police in a case of assault. They were released on furnishing bail bond of Rs 10,000 each.

  • Application dismissed

  • Warrants issued

‘Save Sukhna’ petition dismissed
Chandigarh, September 11
The Chandigarh Administration today informed a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court that there was no threat to the Sukhna Lake or the residents following which the “save Sukhna” petition was dismissed.


Need felt for cultural calendar as extravaganza unfolds
Chandigarh, September 11
Come tomorrow and a cultural extravaganza will start knocking at the doors of the City Beautiful. Between September 12 and 27 alone, about 20 major cultural presentations are slated to be held in various genres of performing arts.

Weaving the tale of hearts

Chandigarh, September 11
The makers of amateur theatre group, Manch Tantra, wove quite a spell at Tagore Theatre this evening. Rooted in simple ideas of theatre production, presentation and communication, their maiden project “Socha Na Tha”, touched the audience in some way, at some level.

A scene from a play “Socha na tha” being staged at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
A scene from a play "Socha na tha" being staged at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Thursday.

Manisha magic in ‘Market’
IRUMALAI Pictures’ “Market” will be released today at KC, Chandigarh. The film has been produced by Rama Adhikari and Latif Khan and directed by Jayprakash. It is reportedly inspired by the true story of Ameena, a Hyderabadi girl.

  • Romantic thriller


Surgeon invited to Malaysia
Chandigarh, September 11
Dr Kuldip Singh, a pioneer in laparoscopic surgery in north India, has been invited as a guest faculty in the Sixth Asia Pacific Congress of Endoscopic Surgery beginning from tomorrow in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Dental check-up camp
SAS Nagar, September 11
A dental check-up camp was organised at Sanjay Public School in Sector 70 here today. The camp was an integral part of the health orientation programme.


Chandigarh in commanding position
Chandigarh, September 11
Chandigarh were 419 runs for the loss of nine wickets in 90 overs in their match against Minor District team, which is being played at the PCA stadium, SAS Nagar. Sanjay Mahajan scored 158 runs (six sixers and 18 fours). Amit Uniyal and Ravinder Nain scored 51 and 53 runs, respectively. Bipul Sharma made unbeaten 26 runs, while V.R.V. Singh hammered unbeaten 23 runs off 17 deliveries.

  • Under-19 cricket meet

  • Kabaddi tourney

Basketball courts get floodlights
Chandigarh, September 11
Floodlights at basketball courts in the Sports Training Centre of the Sports Authority of India, Sector 18, have been made functional. Two volleyball courts at the centre earlier had the facility.


Expedite work on Kajauli waterworks, says Verma
Chandigarh, September 11
The UT Administrator, Justice O.P. Verma (retd), today directed the officers of the Chandigarh Administration and the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh to complete work of the Kajauli waterworks, Phase IV, on schedule .

IT surveys at two leading toy stores
Chandigarh, September 11
After a plywood dealer of Sector 26, Star Plywood, surrendered an unaccounted income of Rs 1.20 crore during a survey conducted by the Income Tax Department yesterday, sleuths of the department today conducted a survey at two leading toy stores in the city.


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