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Teenager nabbed for old woman's murder
Hunt on for 2 more youths
Victim was gangraped
Empty bottle of white 'correction' fluid led to culprits

Chandigarh, September 5
An empty bottle of white "correction" fluid has led the police to the culprits who allegedly ''raped'' and murdered a 71-year-old woman in Sector 15, here.

PU Elections
Nominations end on dramatic note
Chandigarh, September 5
The hectic day of filing nominations at the Panjab University ended with high drama at one of the hostels for girls, with a supporter of one party alleging that a supporter of another party had slapped her and stuck her party's sticker on her face.


Supporters of PUSU during campaigning at the Government College for Girls, Sector 42, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
Supporters of PUSU during campaigning at the Government College for Girls, Sector 42, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.











EARLIER STORIES

 
Protests, festivities mark Teachers’ Day
Chandigarh, September 5
Even as students in city colleges held a host of programmes to wish their teachers on Teachers’ Day, members of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union wore black badges and held condolence meetings to mourn the death of Prof Sabharwal of Madhav College, Ujjain.
Dancing their way towards better relations: Teachers and students of Government Home Science College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, during the celebrations of Teachers’ Day on Tuesday.
Dancing their way towards better relations: Teachers and students of Government Home Science College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, during the celebrations of Teachers’ Day on Tuesday. Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Nahar’s gesture to students on Teachers’ Day
Lalru, September 5
Teachers’ Day, birth anniversary of the former President S. Radhakrishan, proved to be a special day for the students of Government Elementary School, Hassanpur, near here, today.

COMMUNITY

HUDA gets notice in plot allotment case
Chandigarh, September 5 A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion to the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) for September 25 on a petition challenging the allotment of one acre plots at Panchkula for group housing co-operative societies.

Woman seeks action against daughter’s in-laws
Mohali, September 5
A resident of Phase IV here has alleged that her former NRI son-in-law has given matrimonial advertisements in which no disclosure has been made of his being a divorcee. Besides, a case of dowry harassment had been registered against him here.

Fashion park will be eco-friendly, says CEO
Chandigarh, September 5
The fashion technology park to be set up over 14 acres in Mohali will be an eco-friendly project and will be self-sufficient to deal with water and sewerage treatment. This was stated by the promoters of the park while giving a presentation to officials of the Punjab Pollution Control Board and Town and Country Planning Department, before the public hearing for environmental clearance for the project.

Mr J.S. Kochar, CEO of the fashion technology park, interacts with Mr Malwinder Singh of the PPCB before the public hearing for environmental clearance in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Mr J.S. Kochar, CEO of the fashion technology park, interacts with Mr Malwinder Singh of the PPCB before the public hearing for environmental clearance in Chandigarh on Tuesday.

Badheri residents irked over MC order
Chandigarh, September 5
Residents of Badheri village today staged a dharna and raised slogans against the Municipal Corporation and the area councillor, Mr Kuldeep Singh, for passing wrong orders to erect mild steel railings in the public parks adjoining Ekta Market.



Villagers of Badheri protest against the Municipal Corporation in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
Villagers of Badheri protest against the Municipal Corporation in Chandigarh on Tuesday.


Ms Nimmi Sandhu, chairperson, Women Membership Development and Participation, Lions Club Chandigarh Host, receives the International President award from the International Vice-President of the Lions movement, Mr Mahendra Amarasuriya, at a function held in Chandigarh recently.
Ms Nimmi Sandhu, chairperson, Women Membership Development and Participation, Lions Club Chandigarh Host, receives the International President award from the International Vice-President of the Lions movement, Mr Mahendra Amarasuriya, at a function held in Chandigarh recently.

Reply sought from MC on open manholes
Chandigarh, September 5
The Forum for Public Affairs under Section 7(1) of the Right to Information Act, 2005, yesterday demanded a reply within 48 hours from the municipal corporation about various issues concerning open manholes/pits/gullies and uncovered water tanks in the city.

DC recommends action against hotels
Chandigarh, September 5
The Deputy Commissioner in a communication to the Director Health Services, has recommended action against hotels and restaurants which were found lacking in maintenance and cleanliness.

Welfare society thanks PM
Chandigarh, September 5
The Welfare Society of Authorised Originals of all UT Villages today thanked the Prime Minister for brining out the rehabilitation scheme under economic development at the national level.

 
CRIME


1 dead, 6 hurt in 2 accidents
Panchkula, September 5
One person died and six others were injured in two separate accidents in the district here today. Three more persons were injured in other crime incidents since last night. While Tikka Ram, an employee of the Public Health Department, died in a collision between a scooter and a truck on Ghaggar bridge, a head-on collision between a truck and a Canter left four people injured.

The mangled remains of a tanker which was involved in a head-on collision in Kot near Panchkula on Tuesday.
The mangled remains of a tanker which was involved in a head-on collision in Kot near Panchkula on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph 

One injured in accident
Mohali, September 5
One person was seriously injured in an accident involving two cars at the Chawla chowk late last night. While one car was coming from the Chandigarh side, another was coming from the Ambwala chowk side when the accident took place.

10 held for forcible occupation of land
Lalru, September 5
The Lalru police today arrested 10 persons on the charges forcible occupation of land in Bhagwasi village, near here.

 
BUSINESS

‘Dil Apna Punjabi’ gets tax waiver in UT
Chandigarh, September 5
UT Administration has granted a two-week waiver on entertainment tax to Manmohan Singh’s latest Punjabi film “Dil Apna Punjabi.” The film producers will not have to pay any tax on collections from Chandigarh for the given period.

Policy holders honoured
Chandigarh, September 5
A customer meet was organised by the Life Insurance Corporation of India here today as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the week.


 
EDUCATION

PU Notes
Rajiv Gandhi award for Raj Kumari Gupta
Chandigarh, September 5
Dr (Mrs.) Raj Kumari Gupta, Reader, Department of Education, Panjab University, Chandigarh, has been selected for the Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award for her contribution in the field of special education as per a press note issued by the Chairperson, Dept. of Education.

Sai school to teach poor kids free
Chandigarh, September 5
Students and staff of Sai Grace Public School, Saidpura, Dera Bassi, celebrated teachers’ day today.

Pre-nursery school opened
Dera Bassi, September 5
Queue Kids International, a pre-nursery school, was inaugurated on the premises Golden Public School, Lalru, on the occasion of Teachers’ Day here today.

MCM Principal hails role of HR activists
Chandigarh, September 5
Ms Puneet Bedi, Principal of MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, has appreciated the role played by two human rights activists – Mr Arvind Thakur and Ms Arushi, members of the Lawyers for Human Rights International, — in the amicable settlement of the recent dispute between students and college authorities.

COURTS

HC relief for housing society’s members
Chandigarh, September 5
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has come to the rescue of the substitute members of the Universal Cooperative House Building Society Limited in Sector 48 by allowing these members to be the office-beare
rs of the society.

 
CULTURE


Shining, Bollywood style
Chandigarh, September 5
Ashmit Patel tried his best to perform the balancing act this evening. But the deafening frenzy of a typical launch outdid him at times. Torn between the sponsors, the fans and the media, the actor however staged a good show – the kind a few in the given situation manage. But Ashmit seems hard-bred; he also has enough patience in his pack. “Sourcing of skill depends on the situation.


Actors Ashmit Patel (right) and Geeta Basra in Mani Majra to launch a jewellery line on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Actors Ashmit Patel and Geeta Basra in Mani Majra to launch a jewellery line on Tuesday.


HEALTH

PGI ready to provide telemedicine facility to 5 more Punjab hospitals
Dr S.K. JindalChandigarh, September 5
After providing telemedicine facility to three hospitals in Punjab successfully, the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, would also provide this ultra-modern health facility to five other hospitals in Punjab and one in Uttranchal shortly. Thought the PGIMER authorities are well prepared to extend the facility to the proposed hospitals but a green light from the receiving ends is still awaited.

Polio case surfaces in city
Chandigarh, September 5
In light of the reported case of polio in the city, the UT Health Department today claimed to have taken preventive measures. The affected child is Meena, a 10- month-old daughter of a migrant labourer from Bihar.


 
SPORTS

Mixed response to India’s chance in World Cup
Chandigarh, September 5
The countdown has been begun among 12 top hockey teams will battle to clinch World Cup 2006 at Monchengladbach, Germany. Among them five are current continental champions.

Sanjay academy thrash Mehar lads in soccer
Chandigarh, September 5
The Sanjay Football Academy, Chandigarh, beat Mehar Academy, Kurali, 2 - 1 in 4th Administrator’s Challenge Cup Football Tournament at the Sector-42 Sports Complex here today.

St Stephen’s record win in football
Chandigarh, September 5
St Stephen’s School-45 and St Soldier’s International School-28 today recorded a 2-0 victory over Jawahar Navodya-25 and St Joseph School-44, respectively, on the opening day of the Chandigarh Atoms u-13 Football Championship for the Shivalik Trophy. It is being played at the Shivalik Public School ground in Sector 41 here.

City Chapter of sports medicine launched
Chandigarh, September 5
The city has gone on the sports medicine map of the country with the launch of the Chandigarh Chapter of the Indian Federation of Sports Medicine recently. The IFSM has expanded its Chapter in an effort to benefit sportspersons and general public of the city.

Dr B. Bhatia, coordinator of the Chandigarh Chapter of Indian Federation of
Sports Medicine.

Dr B. Bhatia, coordinator of the Chandigarh Chapter of Indian Federation of Sports Medicine.

Chandigarh pile up 328 in first innings
Chandigarh, September 5
Fine half centuries by Harpreet Singh (53 off 71) and Vishwas Bhalla (58 off 128) enabled the Chandigarh team to consolidate its position against Ludhiana team on the first day of the two-day match of Cricket Tournament for Katoch Shield at DAV Sr Sec School, Sector 8, here today.

Sachin romps home in tennis tourney
Chandigarh, September 5
Sachin emerged winner in Boys’ u-10(singles) while Poorna gave a straight set defeat to Shilpa Naruka 6-2, 6-3 in the girls’ u-16 singles event in the monthly tennis tournament which concluded at CLTA, Sector 10, here, today.

Badminton matches end at
KV-2

Panchkula, September 5
Badminton and tae kwon do competitions concluded at KV-2, Chandimandir, here yesterday. Matches were held for u-14, u-17 and u-19 categories in badminton and for nine weight categories in tae kwon do.

The Principal of KV-2, Chandimandir, Ms Alka Gupta, presents a medal to a winner on Monday.

The Principal of KV-2, Chandimandir, Ms Alka Gupta, presents a medal to a winner on Monday.

Cricket trials today
Chandigarh, September 5
Trials to select Chandigarh U-17 cricket team, which will participate in the Haryana Inter-District Cricket Tournament, will be held on September 6 at Cricket Stadium, Sector - 16, here at 3 pm.

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