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Nominations for student body poll filed
Chandigarh, September 21
Candidates for various posts of the Panjab University Campus Students’ Council and the post of department representatives filed their nomination papers at their respective departments even as campaigning ended here today.

ABVP candidate Gurparvez Singh Sandhu and SOPU candidate Ranjeet Singh Raju file nomination papers on Tuesday ABVP candidate Gurparvez Singh Sandhu and SOPU candidate Ranjeet Singh Raju file nomination papers on Tuesday.
— Tribune photos by Pradeep Tewari

Students of Theatre Dept to boycott poll
Chandigarh, September 21
Frustrated with the indifferent attitude of the university authorities and the students’ councils over the years, students of the Department of Indian Theatre, Panjab University, will boycott elections this year.


Police tightens security on PU campus
Chandigarh, September 21
With the recent incidents of violence pertaining to the university student council elections, the Chandigarh police has turned the campus into a cantonment with a heavy deployment witnessed all around.

Marriya, Hermit among 8 principals elected to Senate
Chandigarh, September 21
Six principals supported by the anti-establishment group in Panjab University and two principals of the pro-establishment group were elected to the Senate after counting concluded for the principals' constituency at the Gymnasium Hall, Panjab University, here today.

Young man killed in mishap
Chandigarh, September 21
A Sector 11 resident of Panchkula, Ankit Sabarwal, (24), the only son of his parents, here today died when a truck allegedly hit his motorcycle from behind near the Durga Nursery in Manimajra.


CTU changes time of local route buses
Chandigarh, September 21
Keeping in view the changed closing time of shops in Sector 17, the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking, has also changed the time of last bus leaving thea ISBT, Sector 17, a CTU spokesperson said today.

Alagh for national water resources plan
Mohali, September 21
Many regions of India would be short of water by 25 per cent of the required norms by 2025 and to tackle the problem there was a need that improved technology be integrated with water management systems for each of the agro-climatic sub-regions of India.
Prof YK Alagh, founder president of the Indian Institute of Development and Communication, delivers a lecture
Prof YK Alagh, founder president of the Indian Institute of Development and Communication, delivers a lecture on the ‘Next stage of water planning in India’ in Mohali on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

CAT employee granted higher scale
Chandigarh, September 21
The Chandigarh Bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal has granted the benefits of higher pay scales to one of its employees under the assured career progression Scheme.

Red Cross employee serves 6 years beyond retirement age
Chandigarh, September 21
In a bizarre case, an employee of the UT Red Cross continued to work for six year beyond his age of retirement, as the Chandigarh Administration did not had any record of his age or his personal details. Now the Administration has got an FIR registered against the employee.

Disease, hard cutting turn trees into dead wood
Panchkula, September 21
Hundreds of ornamental trees planted by the Horticulture wing of Haryana Urban Development Authority in various parts of the township have withered away because of multiple diseases and malformation, and hard cutting of trees.

Withered makhan trees can be seen in several Sectors of Panchkula. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma

Withered makhan trees can be seen in several Sectors of Panchkula

Lack of amenities in judicial complex: NHRC writes to Chief Secy
Panchkula, September 21
Acting on a complaint filed by two Panchkula based lawyers regarding the lack of basic amenities for under trials in the judicial complex in Panchkula, the National Human Rights Commission has written to the Chief Secretary, Haryana, asking him to ensure that the facilities are provided and an action taken report sent to the commission within six weeks.

PSIEC staff hold dharna
Chandigarh, September 21
Employees of the Punjab Small Industries and Export Corporation, including those from the Mandi Gobindgarh unit of the corporation staged a dharna in front of Sector 17 Udyog Bhavan, on the first day of the chain dharnas to be staged till September 29.

Subway connecting Sectors 11 and 15 in Chandigarh was waterlogged following rain on Monday night
Subway connecting Sectors 11 and 15 in Chandigarh was waterlogged following rain on Monday night. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Army, border police officers discuss security-related issues
Chandigarh, September 21
Senior officers from the Army and Central Police Organisations based in the region discussed issues of mutual importance at their annual conference held at Chandimandir Cantonment near here today.

Lidder takes over as Chief of Staff Headquarters
Chandigarh, September 21
Lieut-Gen Hardev Singh Lidder assumed charge as Chief of Staff Headquarters, Army Training Command, at Shimla today, a statement issued here said. He takes over from Lieut-Gen R.R. Chand.

General Dass to visit NCC camps
Chandigarh, September 21
The Additional Director-General, NCC, Major-Gen Rakesh Dass, will visit several NCC camps being organised in the region and review NCC training and activities during a five-day official visit beginning tomorrow.

Rubber band found in bun
Mohali, September 21
A Mohali resident of Phase II here discovered a rubber band in a bun he had bought from a milk booths near his house. Mr Pawan Kumar Sharma told the Chandigarh Tribune that he had bought a packet of two buns from the milk booth near his house number 585, Phase II here this evening.


Three held under Excise Act
Chandigarh, September 21
The city police arrested three persons from Hallomajra village and another one from Palsora village for carrying illicit liquor, according to information by the police today. Gobind, Davinder Kumar and Sunil Thakur — all residents of Hallomajra village were arrested in separate cases from the same village.

Man held for bribing police officials
Panchkula, September 21
A local resident’s bid to bribe police officials has landed him in jail. Addressing a press conference here, Mr Rajesh Duggal, DSP (City), said Mr Daryao Singh, Inspector, and Mr Ashwani Kumar, ASI, were approached by a person posing as Bobby at the Sector 20 Police Station tonight .

Youth run over by train
Chandigarh, September 21
A youth was run over by the Sadhbhavana Express, 2 km from the Chandigarh Railway Station this evening. The incident took place near the Haryana CID Police Line in Panchkula. The police suspects that the youth allegedly committed suicide.


Quiz contest on Sikh Gurus held
Chandigarh, September 21
A quiz programme on Sikh Gurus was organised by Pratibimb at St. Soldier International School, Sector 28, Chandigarh during weekend. Nearly 240 students of Classes V, VI and VII participated in the quiz.

On-the-spot painting contest
Chandigarh, September 21
The State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, Chandigarh branch, organised a “ On the spot painting competition 2004” in coordination with Indian Council of Child Welfare. The competition was organised for selecting paintings for the National Painting Competition.


Forum asks BSNL to pay compensation to subscribers
Chandigarh, September 21
The Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Chandigarh has upheld an order to the district forum that had directed BSNL, to pay compensation to telephone subscribers of Sector 48-C, Mohali, for repeated disruption in the services.



Fitness trail
Milk contains essential components: expert
Milk, this four-letter word, is a part of every growing child’s diet. Whether you love it or hate it, it is an essential requirement of the growing years. But milk is not just for kids. Everyone needs milk. Adults, too, require milk to maintain bone mass and healthy teeth. Dr Neelu Malhotra, a Mohali-based nutrition expert, dubs milk as a one-stop shopping for nutrition.

Young popstars of ‘Aasma’ music band at the Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh
Young popstars of ‘Aasma’ music band at the Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
— A Tribune photograph

City libraries an asset for residents
“Reading is seeing by proxy”, reads a signboard in the circulation section of the Central State Library, Sector 17, Chandigarh. Reading is definitely an enriching process and a good book helps you to grow. Access to well stocked library is an asset and city residents are indeed lucky in this respect.

A budding pop music director
The booming Punjabi pop music industry has brought forward many talented artistes to the fore.


A promising gymnast
Chandigarh, September 21
Vidya, a Class V student of DAV Model School, Sector 15, has a promising career ahead in gymnastics. This could be evident from her achievements in the past one year. Ten-year-old Vidya had taken part in the 49th National School Games organised by the School Games Federation of India held at Kolkata last year. She also represented Chandigarh in the 44th Junior National Gymnastics meet held in Tamil Nadu. Vidya is a trainee at the DAV Coaching Centre, Sector 10, under SAI coach Rajinder Sharma.


Dhanas school club wins kabaddi title
Chandigarh, September 21
Government Senior Secondary School, Dhanas, beat Government Model High School, Sector 22, 32-23 to win the sub-junior under-14 girls section title on the second day of the Chandigarh State Kabaddi championship held here today at Sports Complex, Sector 42.


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