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Goldy is PU campus council president
Chandigarh, September 8
Dalvir Singh Goldy from SOPU was elected president of the Panjab University Campus Student Council here today.
Supporters lift Dalvir Singh Goldy (middle) of SOPU on their shoulders after he was elected president of the Panjab University Campus Student Council in Chandigarh on Friday.
Supporters lift Dalvir Singh Goldy (middle) of SOPU on their shoulders after he was elected president of the Panjab University Campus Student Council in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Goldy promises loads
Chandigarh, September 8
“I was very scared this morning. I feared that I would lose the elections like last year.” This was said by Dalvir Singh, ‘Goldy’, the new president of the Panjab University Campus Student Council, following the election results here today.




EARLIER STORIES

Peaceful poll in colleges
Chandigarh, September 8
The student council elections in various colleges across the city were held peacefully today. The heavy showers in the afternoon, however, played a little dampener in the festivities of students as they had to run for cover. Case against Gaganjit may fall flat
CFSL report finds nothing incriminating
Chandigarh, September 8
The alleged rape case involving SAD MLA Gaganjit Singh Barnala, son of the Tamil Nadu Governor Surjit Singh Barnala, appears to have fallen flat with medical reports from a forensic laboratory giving a clean chit to the accused.

Insect-infested rice found in school meal
Mohali, September 8
Insect-infested rice was being given to students as part of midday meal at Government Elementary School, Shahimajra, here. The matter was brought to the notice of the Kharar MLA, Mr Bir Devinder Singh, who along with the SDM, Mr Sandeep Hans, visited the school today. The rice was checked and found unfit for eating. The entire stock of the insect-infested food was sealed.

‘Everyone in UK has woken up to India’
British Council Director keen to seize moment
Chandigarh, September 8
The British Council of India is scouting for Indian talent like never before. Within a year, it has floated a range of projects aimed at exploring the possibility of joint initiatives between India and the UK, focus area being scientific research and creative industries.

The Director, British Council of India, Mr Rod Pryde, interacts with members of the British Library in Sector 9, Chandigarh, on Friday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tiwari

The Director, British Council of India, Mr Rod Pryde, interacts with members of the British Library in Sector 9, Chandigarh, on Friday.


COMMUNITY

EC order on armed forces personnel
Can cast vote at places of posting
Chandigarh, September 8
Serving armed forces personnel will finally be able to exercise their franchise at their places of posting. The Election Commission (EC) of India has issued revised directions to electoral authorities at the state level to undertake house-to-house enumeration for registration of voters in military stations.

Swank RLA office makes visitors happy
Chandigarh, September 8
Gone are the days when the visitors at the Sector 17 office of the Registration and Licensing Authority (RLA) had to sweat it out while waiting in the queues for their turn.

Visitors wait for their turn in the newly renovated office of the Registration and Licensing Authority (RLA), Sector 17, Chandigarh on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Visitors wait for their turn in the newly renovated office of the Registration and Licensing Authority (RLA), Sector 17, Chandigarh on Thursday.

Chaos on city roads
Rain exposes city’s poor drainage
Chandigarh, September 8
There was mayhem on city roads as heavy showers lashed the city this evening. From 4 pm to 7 pm, there was chaos inner roads of sectors, including northern sectors, became virtual waterways.

An inundated road in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

An inundated road in Chandigarh on Friday.


Different images of the partial lunar eclipse at different time slots as observed from Chandigarh on Thursday night.
Different images of the partial lunar eclipse at different time slots as observed from Chandigarh on Thursday night. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Demand for disqualification of councillor to be probed
Chandigarh, September 8
The municipal corporation has ordered a probe into the demand for the disqualification of councillor Chander Mukhi Sharma. A letter to the UT Finance Secretary regarding the same was forwarded to the MC for action.

Of frenzied escapes and unending journeys…
Chandigarh, September 8
A rare show was marred by the rain today. Just when the exhibition of unpublished Partition photographs by Margaret Bourke-White was about to open at Sukhna Lake lawns, the sky screamed panic.

CVM to contest all seats in MC poll
Chandigarh, September 8
The Chandigarh Vikas Manch plans to contest all the seats in the ensuing Municipal Corporation elections.

Chandigarh Vikas Manch President Harmohan Dhawan addresses a press conference with party workers in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Chandigarh Vikas Manch President Harmohan Dhawan addresses a press conference with party workers in Chandigarh on Friday.

Teachers, doctors discuss girl child problems
Mohali, September 8
A seminar to discuss various problems faced by adolescents was organised at Fortis Hospital here yesterday. Teachers from a number of schools were invited for discussions with special emphasis on the girl child.

Jaundice claims 2 teenagers’ lives
Chandigarh, September 8
Two teenagers from Shahabad Markanda reportedly died of jaundice after being admitted to the PGIMER about four days ago. Resident of Majri Mohalla, Mahima Chawala died on Friday while Nagpal of Satya Nagar died of the same disease three days earlier.

Plea against raise in retirement age
Mohali, September 8 Members of the Joint Struggle Committee of the water supply and sanitation wing, Punjab, appealed to the Punjab Government not to raise the retirement age of employees as the decision would adversely affect the interests of the younger generation.

Federation seeks information on MC works
Panchkula, September 8
Alleging poor quality of work leading to financial loss, the Panchkula Welfare Federation supported by residents’ welfare associations has sought detailed information regarding the current works being carried out by the municipal council.

Fire in Sec 28 house
Chandigarh, September 8
A Sector 28 resident was in for a shock when a fire broke out due to short-circuit caused by loose electricity wires outside her house. Though no loss of property was reported, but some walls of the house turned black with smoke.

 
CRIME

Tohana man booked for fraud
Chandigarh, September 8
The local police has booked a resident of Haryana and his associates on allegations of duping a city resident of Rs 36 lakh by handing him cheques, which were later dishonoured by the bank. The complainant was a partner of the accused and when the money was to be given to him in lieu of his share that he surrendered.

Three held for murder of driver
Lalru, September 8
The murder of Sunmasti, a driver whose body was found from the near the railway tracks near here on August 6, has been solved with the arrest of three persons.

Students clash in college, 3 hurt
Lalru, September 8
Three persons, including two students of Punjab Polytechnic College at Malakpur, near here, were injured when two groups of students clashed on the college campus this morning.

 
BUSINESS

PunCom bags Rs 16-crore order
Mohali, September 8
Punjab Communications Limited (PunCom), a Punjab State Government Undertaking, has bagged orders worth Rs 16. 4 crore.

‘Magical Mauritius Vacation’ launched
Chandigarh, September 8
North India contributes to almost 50 per cent of the total tourist traffic from India to Mauritius. Thus, a special campaign, ‘Magical Mauritius Vacation’, is being launched in the region. This was announced by Mr Vijaye Haulder, Deputy Director, Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority, during a visit to the city here today.



Mr Vijay Haulder, Deputy Director, Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority, addresses mediapersons in Chandigarh on Friday.
— A Tribune photograph
Mr Vijay Haulder, Deputy Director, Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority, addresses mediapersons in Chandigarh on Friday.

New Corolla variant launched
Chandigarh, September 8
Toyota Kirloskar Motor today launched its new Executive variant of Corolla in the city.


 
EDUCATION

Fun-filled SSIET freshers’ party
Dera Bassi, September 8

Fun and frolic marked the freshers party at the Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology, here, today. A keen contest was witnessed for the four titles at stake at the party organised by the second-year students.

Winners at the freshers’ party organised by Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology at Dera Bassi on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Winners at the freshers’ party organised by Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology at Dera Bassi on Friday.

Seminar on career prospects in Australia
Chandigarh, September 8
A seminar-cum-counselling session on academic and job opportunities in Australia was held at the local office of B.N. Overseas Educational Services here yesterday.

Ryan’s evening with Polish artistes
Chandigarh, September 8 As many as 23 delegates, who had come from Poland to attend a two-day cultural exchange programme at Ryan International School, Sector 49, presented colourful dance and songs in the school on Wednesday.

COURTS

NRI moves court against another NRI
Chandigarh, September 8
An NRI, Mr Zora Singh, has moved the local court against another NRI, Mr Amrik Singh Hayer, alleging that his investment in a Sector 9 showroom to the tune of Rs 13.25 crore was lying blocked due to failure on part of the latter to execute transfer deeds and other related document of the property, as mentioned in the MoU.

 
HEALTH

Security guards harass visitors at GMCH
Chandigarh, September 8
The security arrangements at the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, is resulting into frequent scuffles between security guards and visitors and even patients. The hospital management has given a freehand to the security staff to “restrain entry” of patients and visitors. On Tuesday afternoon, two security guards thrashed a medical representative when he approached the emergency gate following a call by a senior doctor.

80 lab technologists donate blood
Chandigarh, September 8
As many as 80 members of the All- India Medical Laboratory Technologists Association, Chandigarh, donated blood at a camp organised to observe the founders day of the association here today.

Tribune blood donation camp today
Chandigarh, September 8
The Tribune Employees Union will organise a blood donation camp to mark the death anniversary of Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia, founder of The Tribune Trust, on Saturday.

 
SPORTS

Panchkula thrash Kurukshetra by 7 wickets
Panchkula, September 8
In a devastating spell, Kuldeep Nathani claimed seven wickets for just 12 runs, enabling Panchkula to record a comprehensive seven-wickets victory over Kurukshetra in the Haryana State Inter-District (Under 17) Cricket Championship for the Rajinder Goel Trophy played at the J.R. Institute of Cricket Technology (Barwala), here, today.

St Stephen’s outclass St Peter’s in final
Chandigarh, September 8
St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, lifted the Shivalik Trophy outplaying St Peter’s School, Sector 37 by 4-1 in the final of the Chandigarh Atoms Under-13 Football Tournament which concluded at the Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, here, today.

Patiala bundled out cheaply
Chandigarh, September 8
The Patiala team was bundled out for 109 in 56 overs with only Rupeetinder who put up resistance with 40 runs against Chandigarh for the Katoch Shield cricket match.

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