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Pre-poll Fury
A free-for-all at Students’ Centre
SOPU, PUSU activists clash; 3 injured
Chandigarh, August 2
With more than a month to go for the student council elections, Panjab University witnessed pre-election fervour and fury with activists of SOPU and PUSU clashing at the Students’ Centre today.

Bonnet ride, filmy style
Chandigarh, August 2
Sarat Ram, a constable with the Chandigarh traffic police, was hit by a speeding vehicle when he tried to stop it. Undaunted, Sarat Ram clung on to the wipers of the vehicle for over a kilometre.

Nursing asst molests girl, suspended
Chandigarh, August 2
An Army nursing assistant posed as a doctor and allegedly molested an 18-year-old girl admitted to the Command Hospital, Chandimandir. The incident took place during the day yesterday. The nursing assistant, an NCO, has been suspended and detained in military custody.

Tahar divides Bar
Chandigarh, August 2
The general house meeting of the High Court Bar Association today was supposed to discuss ways to defuse the crisis facing the Bar post the Tahar Singh-episode, but ironically, the meeting resulted in another crisis as a junior-senior divide came to the fore. There were differences over the course of action to be followed.

EARLIER STORIES

e-revolution conference begins at tech park
30 joined, more in line: Governor
Chandigarh, August 2
At least 30 companies have joined the Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park and there are scores of others waiting for their chance to get in.

Representation to Nasscom chief

COMMUNITY

Major trouble
‘Ethiopian escapade’ puts officer in soup
Chandigarh, August 2 The Army has ordered disciplinary proceedings against a Major from the Military Intelligence (MI), who was reportedly caught in the company of two Ethiopian girls at his New Delhi residence.

Pomegranate and bananas strike a delicious pose in Chandigarh.
FRUIT PUNCH: Pomegranate and bananas strike a delicious pose in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Karam Singh

Shopkeepers given ultimatum to remove encroachments
Panchkula, August 2
The enforcement wing of the Estate Office, Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), today gave the shopkeepers of the Sector 7 market one more day to remove encroachments.

Cops taken for a ride
Girl’s ‘kidnappers’ turn out to be friends
Chandigarh, August 2 In a dramatic turn of events, the Chandigarh Police traced a girl, along with her alleged kidnappers, within 30 minutes after it was informed about the incident today.

Recall safai sewaks, says mazdoor union
Mohali , August 2
The Safai Mazdoor Union of the local municipal council has asked the authorities concerned to call back all those safai sewaks who are allegedly working unauthorisedly in the offices and houses of various government officials.

Inculcate good traffic sense: DGP
Mohali, August 2
The Director General of Police Punjab, N.P.S. Aulakh, exhorted youth to inculcate good traffic sense. Aulakh was addressing students at the Shivalik Public School here after inaugurating a host of competitions on traffic organised by the traffic police SAS Nagar in collaboration with Rotary Club Mohali.

25 acres earmarked for nurseries
Chandigarh, August 2
The administration has proposed to rehabilitate private nurseries on 25 acres of land adjoining Dadu Majra here. It is being viewed that the land will be ideal for relocating the nurseries which had been displaced after the administration took possession of the land in Manimajra.

Experts allay fears on IT returns date
Chandigarh, August 2
Salaried persons, who have not filed the income tax returns (ITRs) yet, need not despair as they have the time till March 31 next year to file their returns.

ISBT mess: minister meets Rodrigues
Chandigarh, August 2
A day after the Punjab Transport Minister, Master Mohan Lal, carried out his own form a mobile “sangat darshan”, he met the UT administrator, Gen. S.F. Rodrigues (retd), to narrate the harrowing experience faced by him at the ISBT, Sector 17, yesterday.

Demand to hike wages
Chandigarh, August 2
AITUC and CITU today demanded an immediate hike in the minimum wages of agricultural and industrial workers in Punjab.

Tips for safe driving
Vehicle maintenance & safety-1
The safety of your vehicle depends much on your understanding of the meanings of all warning displays on the instrument panel. Don’t ignore warning lights or signs of faults developing

Letters

 
CRIME

Man booked for assaulting security guards
Panchkula, August 2
The police today booked Chandigarh-resident Atul for assaulting security personnel of the Mahender Vihar Society (Army Flats), Sector 4, Mansa Devi, during a late-night visit to the housing society.

Excise officials with the seized liquor in Zirakpur. 240 cases of IMFL seized
Zirakpur, August 2
Excise officers nabbed one person for smuggling liquor from Chandigarh to Faridabad, here today.

 

Excise officials with the seized liquor in Zirakpur.

Traffic cop held for graft, suspended
Chandigarh, August 2
A traffic police head constable Baljit Singh was arrested under the Prevention of Corruption Act for allegedly taking a bribe from a motorist late night near Kaimbwala here.

Man stabbed by kin, hurt
Chandigarh, August 2
A domestic dispute took a violent turn, when a Sector 22 resident was stabbed by his relative in front of his residence on Wednesday night.

 
BUSINESS

Software export awards presented
Chandigarh, August 2
Dr A.R Kidwai, Governor of Haryana, gave away the STPI Software Exports Awards for the year 2006-07, here today. For the Software Development, Infosys Technologies Ltd from amongst the multinational category and Mobera Systems Pvt Ltd from the SME category were awarded.

 
EDUCATION

Manpower crunch ‘biggest hurdle’ in IT growth
Lakshmi Narayanan, chairman of the NASSCOM and vice-chairman, Cognizant Technology Solutions, delivers the inaugural address at the e-Revolution, 2007 conference held in Chandigarh on Thursday. Chandigarh, August 2
Shortage of skilled manpower is the biggest hurdle facing the Information Technology industry, at the moment, said Lakshmi Narayanan, chairman of the NASSCOM and vice-chairman, Cognizant Technology Solutions, in his inaugural address at the e-Revolution 2007 conference here today.

Lakshmi Narayanan, chairman of the NASSCOM and vice-chairman, Cognizant Technology Solutions, delivers the inaugural address at the e-Revolution, 2007 conference held in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

PU freezes NRI, industry quota admissions
Chandigarh, August 2
Panjab University today put on hold all admissions to the seats that come under its NRI/Industry sponsored quotas in all streams of education-medical, engineering, sciences, business, pharmacy and arts-among others.

Students of Chandigarh Institute of Aeronautical Engineering, Behlana, protest in front of their institute on Thursday. Engg students take to streets
Accuse management of fraud
Chandigarh, August 2
The students of Chandigarh Institute of Aeronautical Engineering, Behlana, here, took to the streets this morning, in protest against the management. They accused the management of running a fraud institute.

Students of Chandigarh Institute of Aeronautical Engineering, Behlana, protest in front of their institute on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

200 saplings planted
Chandigarh, August 2
A mass tree-plantation drive was organised today at the MCM DAV College for Women with joint efforts of teachers and students of the science and environment committee of the college. As many as 200 students participated in the drive and planted around 200 saplings of jatropha, a bio-diesel plant. Ishwar Singh, IFS officer, was the chief guest and Dr Dhadwal was the guest of honour.

GCS announces scholarships
Chandigarh, August 2
GCS Computer Tech Pvt Ltd, a distance-learning centre, offering courses such as MBA, MCA, MSc-IT, BCA, BSc-IT, BBA, DIT and PGDCA, today announced that it would provide scholarships to 200 meritorious students. The students would be awarded scholarships on the basis of a special merit test conducted by the institute.

Training for KV teachers
Chandigarh, August 2
As many as 30 teachers are attending an induction training programme for newly appointed PGTs (mathematics and commerce) at KV-31, here. The programme, which commenced yesterday, will conclude on August 7.

COURTS

High Court
Debt Recovery Tribunal case
Chandigarh, August 2
A PIL by the Debt Recovery Tribunal Bar Association today raised the issue of absence of a proper office building for the tribunal in Chandigarh. The tribunal is at present functioning from a rented premises in Sector 8 on Madhya Marg.

 
CULTURE

A scene from Punjabi play Kesro staged at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Gargi’s Kesro staged
Chandigarh, August 2
The Theatre Repertory of Punjabi University Patiala, on the invitation of the Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi, presented a Punjabi play Kesro at Tagore Theatre here today. The play directed by Dr Sunita Dheer, thriving on the potent theme of female adult education, depicted explosive truths about the institutionalised perpetual exploitation of illiterate rural folk by the clever. Simultaneously, the play offered a veritable analysis of the multifarious social evils, orthodox approach and lapses in governance, all laced with the crisp dialogues with rural sensibility.

A scene from Punjabi play Kesro staged at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph


 
SPORTS

Madhuri of Manav Mangal School, Sector 11, Chandigarh, participates in an event during the district women gymnastic festival on the school premises on Thursday. Manav Mangal gymnasts emerge champion
Panchkula, August 2
Manav Mangal School won the overall championship, beating all other schools of the city during the district women gymnastic festival at Manav Mangal School, Sector 11, here, today.



Madhuri of Manav Mangal School, Sector 11, Chandigarh, participates in an event during the district women gymnastic festival on the school premises on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

U-11 cricket tourney from today
Chandigarh, August 2
Desh Prem Azad Academy will organise the 16-day Invitational Chandigarh Inter-Academies Cricket Tournament for u-11 from tomorrow at St Stephen's School -45.

Athletics championship tomorrow
Chandigarh, August 2
The Chandigarh North District Association will conduct the Chandigarh North District Championship on August 4 at Athletics Stadium, Sector 7, here.

ADMINISTRATION

New SP takes charge
Panchkula, August 2
Sandeep Khirwar will take over as the new superintendent of police (SP) of the district. He is expected to join tomorrow. Earlier posted as Ambala SP, he replaces Balbir, who has been posted as deputy inspector general, telecom. — TNS

 



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