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Campus turns rowdy
Swords seized on poll eve * 33 students ‘kidnapped’
* Police resorts to lathi charge *
Fear, tension grip varsity
Chandigarh, September 23
The Panjab University campus was in utter disarray on the eve of the students’ election. Recovery of weapons from a private vehicle, alleged kidnapping of 33 students, protests and road blocks, lathi charge by the police and a subsequent DDR, the entire day was packed with this and more.

A supporter heckles as a candidate of another party makes a point during the open house on the eve of elections at Panjab University in Chandigarh

(Left) A supporter heckles as a candidate of another party makes a point during the open house on the eve of elections at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Thursday. and (R) SOPU presidential candidate Ranjit Singh Raju, and along Vikas Rathee, candidate for the post of general secretary being whisked away by the police, for blocking traffic on the road dividing Sector 14 and 15, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — Tribune photos by Pradeep Tewari 

ABVP’s Gurparvez Singh Sandhu
ABVP’s Gurparvez Singh Sandhu

PUSU’s Rajvinder Singh Lucky
PUSU’s Rajvinder Singh Lucky

SOPU’s Ranjit Singh Raju
SOPU’s Ranjit Singh Raju

NSUI-ISU tent burnt, buntings pulled down
Chandigarh, September 23
Peaceful campaigning on the campus of the Government College, Sector 11, was disrupted when the supporters of the NSUI-ISU alliance noticed that a portion of their tent brunt and buntings near the college gate pulled down.

6 nominees from graduate constituency elected to Senate
Chandigarh, September 23
Six candidates from the graduate constituency were declared elected to the Panjab University Senate after the first round of counting concluded at the Gymnasium Hall, Panjab University, here today.

Open house at PU
Real issues left untouched
Chandigarh, September 23
Issues were lost in the din of the enthusiasm of supporters at the open house addressed by the presidential candidates and their spokespersons at Panjab University here today.

SAD leader Kang declared PO
Mohali, September 23
Akali leader Kiranbeer Singh Kang was declared proclaimed offender by a Kharar court yesterday in a case pertaining to the shoot-out at an SGPC election rally in Kharar on July 2, which had left two persons dead and three, including Kang, injured. 

Wedding season brings great rush at beauty parlours
Chandigarh, September 23
The onset of wedding season has led to an unprecedented rush at some of the top-end beauty parlours of the City Beautiful. Not only the local would-be-brides are flocking to the parlours in order to look their best before taking the plunge into matrimony, but also those from far off places all over the region comprising Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.

power shutdown

Power supply will be suspended in parts of Sector 56 from 7 a.m to 3 p.m; parts of Sector 21 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m; parts of Sector 22-C and 22-D from 9 a.m to 5 p.m and in parts of Sectors 52, 61 and Kajheri from 9 a.m to 3 p.m

Power cuts: MIA seeks CM’s intervention
Mohali, September 23
Expressing concern over the 30 per cent loss in industrial production, the Mohali Industries Association (MIA) has asked the Punjab Chief Minister to intervene and direct the Punjab State Electricity Board to exempt industrial units of the town from daily power cuts.

Malkhana case: cop remanded in police custody
Panchkula, September 23
Balbir Singh, an Exemplary Head Constable (EHC), arrested by the police late last night on charges of criminal breach of trust and stealing cash and goods from the malkhana in district courts, was remanded for four days in police custody till September 27.


Free parking in Sec 34 draws flak
Chandigarh, September 23
The recently introduced free parking service in Sector 34 market complex by the Chandigarh police and traders jointly is turning out to be more problematic than useful.

Bank to adopt Kaimbwala village
Chandigarh, September 23
The Chandigarh Administration and the Punjab National Bank will join hands to extend micro credit in all villages of Chandigarh. The PNB has desired to adopt the model villlage Kaimbwala for its socio-economic development. He informed UT Administrator Justice O.P. Verma (retd) that after formally adopting this village, bank would conduct its socio-economic survey of this village to understand the requirements of the villagers.

Austrian delegation impressed by Fortis
Chandigarh, September 23
A high-powered Austrian delegation led by the Austrian Ambassador to India, Dr Jutta Stefan-Basil, visited Fortis Hospital, Mohali, today and praised the facilities available at this state-of-the-art health facility.

Missing girl traced, handed over to parents
Mohali, September 23
More than a month after she went missing, 16-year-old Salamat alias Sona, allegedly kidnapped by three youth of village Kambala was handed over to her parents today by the Sohana police. The police also arrested Rakesh Pathania, a resident of Pathankot for abducting Sona and keeping her confined two persons Vicky and Rintu were arrested earlier in the case.

Saplings planted
Chandigarh, September 23
The Art of Living Foundation (Vyakti Vikas Kendra) organised a plantation camp at Government High School, Khuda Ali Sher, where about 25 saplings were planted.



Rapist held after 8 years
Chandigarh, September 23
A person allegedly involved in gangraping a Himachali girl for months, was last night arrested after 8 years of having evaded arrest. The local police assisted Punjab Police in arresting Vijay Kumar (40), a resident of Palsora village, wanted in the rape case registered against him in 1996 in Mansa district, from Sector 22 market, yesterday.

Man’s death shrouded in mystery
Panchkula, September 23
Mystery shrouds the death of a 41-year-old man, Inderjit Singh, a resident of Sector 20 here. The man was declared brought dead when he reached General Hospital here, and three persons, including a woman, accompanying him slipped away from the hospital, leaving his body there.

Fresh FIR filed in Amartex-Gawritex case
Panchkula, September 23
In the ongoing dispute between the owners of Amartex and Gawritex industries, the police booked the owner of Gawritex Industries and 10 others, on charges of criminal trespassing and assault.

Insurance company manager held for graft
Chandigarh, September 23
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today here caught red- handed, a Sonepat Branch Manager of United Insurance Company, while receiving a bribe of Rs. 15,000.

One killed in mishap
Panchkula, September 23
One person was killed, while his brother was seriously injured , when their car had a head-on collision with a truck (HR-68-1107) near Raipur Rani today.



Experts dwell on social empowerment through IT
Mohali, September 23
The convergence of information and communication technologies involve not only the integration of carriage and control but also of industry. In such convergence, instances of conflicting interests might surface triggering a competition that ends up with the survival of fittest industries and of sustainable application.



Style i
For brides-to-be, stress is on inner radiance
Looking her best and radiant on her wedding day is every girl’s dream and a lot of help in this regard is at hand for the brides-to-be nowadays. Apart from the elaborate bridal dress , the jewellery, hair and make-up are what add a special touch to the whole occasion. “This year’s trends for brides show that bold neck pieces as well as chokers with a string of diamonds are highly in demand. Also big-sized rubies and diamonds are in vogue.

Thousands brave the sun for a song
Chandigarh, September 23
Adnan Sami and Channel V Veejay Gaurav at the audition for Channel V’s Super Singer hunt in Chandigarh on Thursday.How far would one go for the sake of a dream? Well, ask the thousands who sweated it out in the sultry day so that their song could find a home…. They were all there - the young, the not-so-young, the determined and the despairing, holding on to their hopes and imploring the organisers of V’s Super Singer hunt to let them jump the serpentine queues that marked the access to Mount View hotel today.

Adnan Sami and Channel V Veejay Gaurav at the audition for Channel V’s Super Singer hunt in Chandigarh on Thursday.

New Releases
Bold and different

Emran Hashmi and Diya Mirza in a scene from ‘Tumsa Nahin Dekha’Four Bollywood films lined-up for release. Director Tanveer Khan’s ‘Madhoshi’ earlier titled ‘Mumkin’ is one of the keenly awaited after anticipated film ‘Jism’ and ‘Aitbaar’ of John Abraham and Bipasha Basu. This will be John-Bipasha’s third movie with a backdrop of New York’s September 11 World Trade Center tragedy. 

Emran Hashmi and Diya Mirza in a scene from ‘Tumsa Nahin Dekha’


Urinary problems among elderly on the rise
Chandigarh, September 23
Life expectancy in India might be increasing leaving many jubilant to live longer but that added years may not be the healthiest. The Department of Urology at the PGI, mainly dealing with patients above the age group of 50-60 years, finds that the number of patients visiting them have not only increased manifold but the years ahead may compound the problems related to elderly.

Laughing away their blues
Mohali, September 23

Participants laughed their blues away at the first annual function of the Mohali Laughter Club in Phase II here this evening. As many as 80 participants, who believed that laughter is the best medicine, gathered and took part in the various laughter exercises apart from taking parts in games. 



Manav Mangal boys clinch TT title
The tournament is being organised by the Education Department, UT, Chandigarh.Chandigarh, September 23
Manav Mangal High School, Sector 21-C, beat AKSIPS, Sector 41, to clinch the title in the under-17 boys section in the Inter-School Table Tennis Tournament here today. In a closely contested match, the boys of Manav Mangal overcame the boys of Ajit Karam Singh 3-1. The tournament is being organised by the Education Department, UT, Chandigarh.

The under-17 table tennis team of Manav Mangal School which won the Inter-School Table Tennis Tournament title in Chandigarh on Thursday.


MC may privatise water supply, sewerage
Mohali, September 23
To cut down on expenses the Municipal Council is planning to privatise the work of water supply and sewerage in industrial Phases VI to IX, Extension Phase IX and Mohali village. A proposal prepared in this regard by the engineering wing of the civic body is likely to be put up for discussion at the monthly meeting of the council to be held next week.


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