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Preparations in full swing for Manmohan’s visit
SPG in city to sanitise venues

Chandigarh, September 20
The bright sunshine this morning brought with it the much-needed ray of hope for Chandigarh Administration officials involved with the preparations for the Prime Minister’s visit to the city.

A pandal being erected and workers planting grass around the stage at the Chandigarh Technology Park on Tuesday.
A pandal being erected and workers planting grass around the stage at the Chandigarh Technology Park on Tuesday.
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
Intelligence sleuths on tenterhooks
Students invited to IT park opening

HCS officer booked for bid to outrage modesty
Chandigarh, September 20
Even as the Chandigarh Police today registered a case against a Haryana Civil Services (HCS) officer on charges of making an attempt to outrage the modesty of a woman, the officer's mother, a former minister, claimed that her son was being falsely implicated and said charges were aimed at getting publicity.



Woman moves NHRC against HCS officer
Chandigarh, September 20
Ms Paramjit Kaur, a resident of Sector 51, who levelled charges of sexual harassment against an HCS officer Sushil Sarwan today moved the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the National Commission for Women.

City kid to star in Bollywood film
Chandigarh, September 20

His active four-year old frame belies his name! ‘Sanyam’ (patience) displays remarkable confidence and high energy levels, all of which come easy. It comes as no surprise that this child has been selected in an audition to star in a forthcoming Bollywood movie, “Hum Jee Lenge”, starring Raman Handa, Raima Sen and Vinod Khanna.

Sanyam Nikhanj

Sanyam Nikhanj

Administration relaxes building bylaws
Chandigarh, September 20
The administration has decided to allow certain relaxations in the building bylaws following recommendations of the advisory committee. A press note said the administration had allowed habitable covered area of nine feet in the rear compound of marla houses. The plots measuring one kanal or more will be permitted to have two gates.

Jaswinder case: husband's trauma slows down probe
Chandigarh, September 20
The probe in constable Jaswinder Kaur's death case seems to be stuck as the deceased's husband is not in a state of mind to help the experts with investigative tests.

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Admin to acquire Deep Complex land
Residents rue decision

Chandigarh, September 20
The Chandigarh Administration, in a significant move, has decided to complete the process of acquiring around 33 acres of land on which a residential colony (Deep Complex) has come up on the outskirts of Hallomajra village.

MC, Electricity Dept sleep over transformer threat
Chandigarh, September 20
In a case of complete neglect in ensuring public safety, the authorities of the Municipal Corporation and the Electricity Department of Chandigarh Administration have turned a blind eye to two power transformers in Sector 16 which are surrounded by the municipal waste and tall grass some of which is dry.

Governor for automation of property records
Chandigarh, September 20
With a view to bringing functional efficiency and accountability in the system, Gen S.F.Rodrigues, Governor of Punjab, has directed the Deputy Commissioner-cum-Estate Officer to carry out the first phase of the automation of the property records in respect of all commercial and residential property in Chandigarh by October 15.

Insurance staff agitate over wages
Chandigarh, September 20
Following the call of the General Insurance Employees All India Association, the Chandigarh unit of the Association held a day-long dharna in Sector 17 here today to protest against the inordinate delay in settling the wage revision issue.

Rodrigues lauds role of UT police
Chandigarh, September 20
General (retd) S.F. Rodrigues, the Governor of Punjab and the UT Administrator, today met the police officers, including Inspector Jagbir Singh, Inspector Satbir Singh and Inspector Vijay Kumar, who solved the case of recent bomb blast at ISBT, Sector 17, on September 8.

Councillor’s behaviour draws flak
Mohali, September 20
Employees of the local Municipal Council staged a protest in front of the office of the SDM in Phase I here today against the behaviour of a municipal councillor.

Siachen Brigade on cycle expedition
Chandigarh, September 20
To spread awareness about social issues among locals and to boost adventure activities amongst Army personnel, the Siachen Brigade is undertaking a cycle expedition from Zero-RD to Karu.

Tribune employee bereaved
Karnal, September 20
Mr R.L. Malik, father of Mr Sanjay Malik, senior clerk with The Tribune here, died in New Delhi yesterday. He was cremated here this evening. He is survived by two sons, Mr Ajay and Mr Sanjay, and a daughter, Ms Ritu.


Husband, kin booked in dowry case
Chandigarh, September 20
A Sector 44 resident and his relatives were booked by the police after his wife accused them of demanding dowry. A maid servant was also booked for allegedly stealing cash and mobile.


PU students’ strike ends
Chandigarh, September 20
The 13-day-long hunger strike by the Panjab University Students Union (PUSU) and the students of U.I.E.T (University Institute of Engineering and Technology) at Panjab University ended today with authorities accepting the demands of the students.

Board staff to boycott exam-related work
Mohali, September 20
The Punjab School Education Board (Non-Teaching) Employees Association has decided to boycott work related to examinations in protest against the failure of the government to withdraw the amendments carried out in the Board Act.

Row over Ph.D degree for YPS teacher
Chandigarh, September 20
A controversy has kick started in Panjab University regarding the awarding of a Ph.d degree to Bhupinder Mann, a physical education teacher with YPS, Mohali. The reason for the controversy is the topic of his research-”Arjuna awardee Ajmer Singh-eminent physical educationist and sports promoter a case study.”

Cambridge diploma for teachers soon
Panchkula, September 20
“The British School will soon be providing Cambridge International Diploma to practicing teachers in Punjab and Haryana. The Cambridge diploma, stresses on application-based teaching in a competitive, domestic and international environment from October onwards.

Training programme for science teachers
Chandigarh, September 20
A one-day training programme for science teachers on designing formulating a research project sponsored by the Centre for Development Council, Panjab University, was held at DAV College, Sector 10 today.


HC asks CBI to probe suicide by cop
Chandigarh/Panchkula, September 20
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today handed over the investigation in the case of “suicide” by Panchkula Head Constable Jaiveer Singh to the CBI. The Bench of Mr Justice Amar Dutt and Mrs Justice Kiran Anand Lall ordered that the inquiry should be conducted under the supervision of an officer not below the rank of Joint Director and it be finished expeditiously.


Punjab Natak Akademi award for Pammi Bai
Chandigarh, September 20
Paramjit Singh Sidhu, known as “Pammi Bai”, at a press meet organised by the Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi at Punjab Kala Bhavan, said as a devout artiste and proponent of rich traditional folk arts of Punjab, he was committed to its propagation and setting up an academy at Patiala under the aegis of “Nachdi Jawani”.

Pammi Bai at a press conference at Punjab Kala Bhavan in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Pammi Bai at a press conference at Punjab Kala Bhavan in Chandigarh on Tuesday.

‘Mujhe Rang De’ promises to be a laugh riot
For these two beautiful women, the on-stage chemistry spills into their easy camaraderie off it as well. Looking peachy and completely unperturbed by the cups of tea swirling around them and the volley of questions fired in their direction, Bollywood actors Ayesha Jhulka and Divya Dutta spoke avidly about their love for cinema and theatre in particular.

Actors Ayesha Jhulka and Divya Dutta at a Press conference to announce their new play ‘Mujhe Rang De’ to be staged in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik
Actors Ayesha Jhulka and Divya Dutta at a Press conference to announce their new play ‘Mujhe Rang De’ to be staged in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

‘Dil Dol Gaya’ — Mann explores folk love
“The music piracy is the biggest challenge for the survival of the art and artist as well as the music industry and badly affects the sale of our albums despite our songs rated as super hits,” lamented Harbhajan Mann while interacting with mediapersons at Hotel Mountview on the release of his latest music album ‘Dil Dol Giya’.

Punjabi singer and actor Harbhajan Mann interacts with mediapersons during a Press meet regarding his new album “Dil Dol Gaya” in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari
Punjabi singer and actor Harbhajan Mann interacts with mediapersons during a Press meet regarding his new album “Dil Dol Gaya” in Chandigarh on Tuesday.


KB DAV pedals ‘cycling culture’ into city
Chandigarh, September 20
To promote ‘cycling culture’ among students, exciting cycling competitions were held by the members of cycle club of the KB DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 7, here today.

Ajay JadejaIndividuals have become bigger than game: Jadeja
Chandigarh, September 20
“There is no sportsperson without an ego and people of the stature of Saurav Ganguly and Greg Chappel are no exception. Their differences, if any, should have been restricted to the four walls of their dressing room and not made public for people to interpret,” stated Ajay Jadeja, former Indian cricketer and now coach-cum-captain of the Rajasthan cricket team.

MCM clinch PU badminton tourney
Chandigarh, September 20
MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, clinched the Panjab University Inter-College Badminton (women) Championship, which concluded here this evening at the PU gymnasium hall, Sector 14. They downed PU campus 2-0. It was Isha Sharma who carried the forte by winning her singles and doubles matches.

New Public School best cagers
Chandigarh, September 20
The cagers of the New Public School, Sector 18, bagged the basketball title in the CBSE Cluster XII basketball meet which concluded last evening at the Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Nauni Solan district.


26 sites fetch PUDA Rs 32 crore
Mohali, September 20
Recording a new high, the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) here earned over Rs 32 Crore from the auction of 26 commercial sites in Mohali held today.

UT officials designated as information officers 
Chandigarh, September 20
To implement the Right to Information Act, 2005, various departments of the Chandigarh Administration have designated Public Information Officers and Assistant Public Information Officers to help the public to access information pertaining to the administration.


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