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Chatrath group wins 5 of 6 faculty seats

Chandigarh, August 25
The Chatrath group of the Panjab University Senate romped home with five of the six faculty seats in the first election held on the campus to constitute the new Senate, here today. The election, however, was marred by a controversy over an invalid vote and a heated exchange of words.

Mr P.S. Sangha, Mr Satish Sharma, Mr S.S. Virdi, Mr G.K. Chatrath and Mr Kesav Malhotra after winning the Panjab University Senate elections on Wednesday (From left) Mr P.S. Sangha, Mr Satish Sharma, Mr S.S. Virdi, Mr G.K. Chatrath and Mr Kesav Malhotra after winning the Panjab University Senate elections on Wednesday. — Photo by Pradeep Tewari


Tele snag disrupts link between Kalam, students
First virtual campus launched by PTU
Mohali, August 25
It was an opportunity of a lifetime lost. For over a 100 students of the Sahibzada Ajit Singh Institute of Information Technology here, a rare chance to be face-to-face with the President of India, as part of an online videoconferencing interactive session came to naught when halfway during the session, a communication snag cut off the institute from Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.

Humorist Jaspal Bhatti with hearing-impaired children at a function organised by Alpha Punjabi at Vatika School for Deaf and Dumb Children, Sector 19, Chandigarh, on Wednesday
Humorist Jaspal Bhatti with hearing-impaired children at a function organised by Alpha Punjabi at Vatika School for Deaf and Dumb Children, Sector 19, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Vegetables from Parwanoo bring down prices in city
Chandigarh, August 25
After scarcity it is glut. City residents heaved a sigh of relief as prices of vegetables started coming down today after enterprising traders in the city ferried vegetables from Parwanoo to the city this morning. Traders used the opportunity to lift huge stocks of vegetables and this caused prices to come down by close to half.

Faculty backs PGI chief, dubs circular breach of protocol
Chandigarh, August 25
Controversy is brewing in the PGI here as the institute’s faculty has condemned the circular issued by the Deputy Director, Administration (DDA), Ms Meeta Rajivlochan, yesterday, asking the seven administrative sections in the institute “not to hesitate in disagreeing with the PGI Director.”

Drunk law students cock a snook at cops
Nailed after hour-long chase

Panchkula, August 25
It was a lift from a typical Bollywood masala potboiler. Three friends on an uphill joyride had almost the entire police control room staff of Panchkula district after them for almost an hour.

Kohli allowed to be treated at GMCH
Chandigarh, August 25
While extending the judicial remand of Maninder Pal Singh Kohli, main accused in the British teenager Hannah Foster’s rape and murder case, till September 1, the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Ms Paramvir Nijjar, today allowed the treatment of the accused at Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, here. An application for the treatment of Kohli at the PGI was moved by the defence counsel arguing that the accused was suffering from hypertension, skin allergy and had a gall bladder stone.

Maninder Pal Singh Kohli, accused of Hannah Foster’s murder, comes out of a court in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photograph

Maninder Pal Singh Kohli, accused of Hannah Foster’s murder, comes out of a court in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

List of licensed colonisers creating confusion: NGO
Chandigarh, August 25
The coordination committee of approved colonisers of the town planning scheme of Punjab met here yesterday to chalk out a plan in the wake of the “confusion” by the PUDA authorities in respect of its action against illegal colonies.

Pak drug smugglers alert Indian agencies
Chandigarh, August 25
The Pakistani drug suppliers recently threw 11 kg of heroine across fenced India-Pakistan border in the Khemkaran sector to be sent to Delhi.

Half-day holiday today
Chandigarh, August 25
All offices of the Punjab Government, its boards and corporations, in Chandigarh will remain closed in the post-lunch session tomorrow, according to a government spokesman.


Work for uplift of girl child earns her award

Chandigarh, August 25
Her endless zeal to work for the uplift of the girl child has not gone unnoticed. Recognising the services of Sister Elsy, a former Principal of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Sector 26, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has honoured her with the CBSE National Award for Teachers -2003.

Sister Elsy, who has been honoured with the CBSE National Award for Teachers-2003. — A file photo

Sister Elsy

Raid on STA office: 50 irregularities detected
Chandigarh, August 25
The CBI has detected at least 50 irregularities in the UT State Transport Authority (STA) during its three-day-long searches which concluded today.

PSEB staff hold dharna
Patiala, August 25
On a call given by the PSEB Employees Joint Forum, employees of the board held a dharna in protest against the unbundling of the board and its likely privatisation here today.

Cop seeks damages from Home Guard woman
Chandigarh, August 25
A Chandigarh police constable has sought a compensation of Rs 50,000 from a former woman Home Guard volunteer for accusing him of having an illicit relation with another woman Home Guard.

Swami Ishwarananda addresses CII session
Chandigarh, August 25
As every employee in an organisation is first and foremost a human, and only then a professional, successful managers should develop basic human values to enhance excellence, both in oneself and in others, particularly in dealing with everyday challenges which involve interpersonal skills.

City artists shine in national exhibition
Chandigarh, August 25
Thanks to the creative genius of city-based artists, Chandigarh was represented in “Swarnrekha”, the exhibition put up at the National Lalit Kala Akademi in Rabindra Bhavan, Delhi, to mark its golden jubilee celebrations.

City must stay as UT, says BJP
Chandigarh, August 25
A meeting of state office-bearers, chiefs of district and morcha units and executive members and councillors of the UT BJP yesterday criticised the Chief Ministers of Punjab and Haryana for raking up the issue of the future of Chandigarh by staking their claims to the city and demanded that it must continue as UT.

AFWWA health camp begins
Chandigarh, August 25
A month-long health screening camp for women, being organised by the Air Force Wives Welfare Association (AFWWA), began at the Chandigarh Air Force Station today. The camp was inaugurated by the president of the local unit of the AFWWA, Mrs Latika Tilloo.

Road repair taken up
Zirakpur, August 25
The municipal corporation has started repairing roads in Harmilap Nagar. The roads had been damaged due to the rains.


2 nabbed for carrying liquor, drugs
Chandigarh, August 25
The Chandigarh police has arrested two persons for possessing liquor and drugs, according to a pressnote released here today.

Over Rs 60,000 stolen from SCO
Chandigarh, August 25
The police has registered two cases of theft, and another one of mobile snatching, according to a press note released yesterday.

Boy held for stealing tutor’s jewellery
Chandigarh, August 25
A 14-year-old son of a working couple was today arrested for allegedly stealing a gold chain and ring from his tutor’s house in Sector 28 a month back. The juvenile thief, also from the same sector, allegedly stole the jewellery of his teacher from whom he had been taking tuitions for the last one year on July 23.


Gearless scooter launched
Chandigarh, August 25
Kinetic Motors yesterday launched gearless scooter Nova-135 here.


Need to redefine syllabus, says new School Board chief
Mohali, August 25
Dr Harbans Singh Sidhu joined as the Chairman of the Punjab School Education Board here. Talking to mediapersons, he stated that other than upgradation of the board’s syllabus, there was need to re-define the syllabus.

DAV students asked to enrol voters for PU Senate poll
Chandigarh, August 25
The management of DAV institutions has found a novel way to utilise the services of its students to form a ‘vote bank’ for its nominees in the forthcoming Panjab University (PU) Senate elections.

PUSU (Shelly) dissolved
Chandigarh, August 25
President of the Panjab University Students Union (Shelley), Gurparvez Singh Sandhu, today, dissolved his unit and joined the ABVP with his supporters at a press conference organised by the ABVP at Panjab University.


Hardev Singh gets bail
Mohali, August 25
Punjab Urban Development Authority (PUDA) General Manager (Regulatory) Hardev Singh was today granted bail by a local court in a case of cheating, forgery, criminal conspiracy and corruption registered at Mohali on July 4.

Forum holds travel agency guilty of forgery
Chandigarh, August 25
In what is perhaps the first case of its kind, the Chandigarh District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-II, headed by Mr Beant Singh Bedi, has held Bajaj Travels, Chandigarh, guilty of forgery and perjury apart from deficiency in service and unfair trade practice.

Govts given 3 months to deal with stray cattle
Chandigarh, August 25
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today gave three months' time to the governments of Punjab and Haryana to make adequate plans to deal with the menace of stray cattle.


Expressing love through rakhis
BRIGHTLY coloured silken threads with beads attractively displayed in shops remind us that Rakhi is around the corner.

Fitness trail
Tea, a cuppa of health

HE very foundation of the American independence movement is steeped in this drink. It was discovered in China while Japanese drink gallons of it. England claims it to be as its national drink. Tea, the truly international drink, is the second most consumed beverage in the world after water.



Milkha Singh
Milkha Singh

Olympic debacle: officials should quit, says Milkha
Chandigarh, August 25
Perturbed by the continuing disastrous performance of the Indian sportspersons in Athens, ‘Flying Sikh’ Milkha Singh today appealed the Government of India to hand over the management of Indian sports and sportspersons to the Army for better results. In a brief interaction with Chandigarh Tribune yesterday, Milkha Singh said in every Olympics, the country send athletes who had achieved the desired Olympic-qualifying standards but when they actually competed in Olympics, their performance was miserable.

Chandigarh enter hockey final
Chandigarh, August 25
Hockey players of the Chandigarh Hockey Academy (CHA) moved into the final of the third SN Vohra Memorial Sub-Junior Boys (Under-14) Hockey Tournament at the Sector 42 hockey stadium. They will now meet the team from the Sukhchain Hockey Academy, Faridkot.

Inter-school shooting meet from August 28
Chandigarh, August 25
The Punjab State Inter-School Shooting Championship in Air Weapons event will be held on August 28 and 29 at Shooting Range, Phase VI, Mohali. This was stated by Raja KS Sidhu, Secretary of the Punjab Rifle Shooting Association. The events will be held according to national and ISSF rules.

Football matches end in draw
Chandigarh, August 25
The third day of the ongoing Chandigarh Junior Girls Football meet for St Stephen’s Trophy saw both matches played to draw. The matches are being held at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, here.


Rules for Lake Club GM’s post altered
Chandigarh, August 25
Following quashing of the appointment of Dr Reet Mohinder Singh, Lake Club General Manager, by the Chandigarh Bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), the club is in the thick of another controversy.

Harbaksh replaces Sarot in panel for Home Secy’s post
Chandigarh, August 25
The name of Mr Harbaksh Singh, an IAS officer of the 1981 batch, has been included in the panel forwarded by the Haryana Government for appointment as Home Secretary of Chandigarh. 


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