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Death in Custody
SI arrested, HC informed

SI Narinder Singh in District Courts Chandigarh, August 31
Senior advocate R.S Cheema, appearing on behalf of the UT, today informed the High Court that SI Narinder Singh, allegedly responsible for beating to death 21-year-old youth Anil Kumar at the Mani Majra police station here had been arrested last night.

SI Narinder Singh in District Courts

PG owner released on bail
Chandigarh, August 31
Congress leader Ramnik Sharma, who was arrested after a CCTV camera was recovered from the bathroom of a paying guest accommodation given to two girls at his residence in Sector 38-C, here, was released on bail, late last night.

Security concerns rock PG girls
Chandigarh, August 31
The discovery of a camera in the washroom of a paying guest accommodation has triggered a debate on whether the incident is of "outraging a woman's modesty" or sexual harassment. Legal consequences of the case apart, it has unsettled girls living as paying guests (PGs) in the city.

COMMUNITY

MC nod to paid parking at Mani Majra
Chandigarh, August 31
Buckling under pressure from the Chandigarh administration, the municipal corporation today decided on paid parking in Mani Majra here today. The SAD, BJP and the Chandigarh Vikas Manch-dominated corporation had earlier rejected paid parking in the city. This was not accepted by the administration.

Kargil Ammo Scam
Arguments conclude in GCM
Chandigarh, August 31
With the defence winding up its closing address today, the arguments have concluded in the general court martial (GCM) trying a Colonel for alleged misappropriation of ammunition in the Kargil sector.




Air Cmdr Luthra takes over as 3 BRD chief
Chandigarh, August 31 Air Commodore Subhash Chander Luthra took over as the Air Officer Commanding 3 Base Repair Depot (BRD) here today. He takes over from Air Cmde R.K. Srivastava, who has been posted to Air Headquarters on promotion to the rank of Air Vice Marshal.

Students of Indian Theatre Panjab University, performing a Hindi play ‘Saiyan Bhayye Kotwal’ at their department in Chandigarh on Friday.
Students of Indian Theatre Panjab University, performing a Hindi play ‘Saiyan Bhayye Kotwal’ at their department in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Marla houses face admn apathy
Regularisation of need-based changes
Chandigarh, August 31
The Chandigarh Administration seems to be having two sets of rules for the encroachers and the law-abiding citizens. While it awards the encroachers on the prime public land by rehabilitating them under its much-criticised rehabilitation schemes, thousands of marla house owners continue to be at the receiving end of the administrative apathy regarding the regularisation of the need-based changes in their houses.

Mohali oppn councillors stage walkout
Mohali, August 31
Municipal councillors belonging to the opposition group staged a walkout from the general body meeting of the civic body here today in protest against the ‘unequal’ distribution of funds for development works in municipal wards.

65 more trees to face the axe
Chandigarh, August 31
As the municipal corporation begins the task of widening the roads in the Industrial Area, here, 65 more trees will be axed along the road linking Purav Marg to the Chandigarh railway station.

Members of the NTUI hold a protest near the electricity office in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Friday against the killing of a Dalit youth in Gohana.
Members of the NTUI hold a protest near the electricity office in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Friday against the killing of a Dalit youth in Gohana. A Tribune photograph

Nokia care charged with raw deal
Panchkula, August 31
Ajay Saini, a local resident, has alleged raw deal at the hands of “Nokia Care”, a chain of service centers of Nokia.

Sec 17 police station gets ISO mark
Chandigarh, August 31
The Sector 17 police station, today, become the first police station in the region to get an ISO 9001:2001 certification for standards in transparency and community relations. The certificate was given during a function held at the Police Headquarters in Sector 9, here.

Dismissal of Hooda govt sought
Chandigarh, August 31
The members of the Chandigarh Valmiki Mahapanchayat (CVM) today demanded the dismissal of the Bhupinder Singh Hooda government in the wake of the murder of Rakesh Kumar alias Lara, a Dalit youth. The demand was made at a meeting held in a local hotel, here.

27 hours, no power
Zirakpur, August 31
A 27-hour power cut threw life out of gear in The Tribune Model Gram and the adjoining areas here today.

Residents without water for 5 days
Dera Bassi, August 31
Residents of Daffarpur, Kakrali and Mor Thikri villages in the sub-division are going without water for the past five days.

Police action unjustified: Students
Chandigarh, August 31
NSUI today condemned the police action of imposing Sections 107, 150 of the CrPC on 48 student activists and proposing a surety of Rs 2 lakh per student without any justification.

Vijaya Sharma Tribune reviser retires
Chandigarh, August 31
Vijaya Sharma, reviser, The Tribune, retired today after putting in 32 years of service. He joined the institution as a proofreader in 1975. His colleagues gave him a warm send-off.

Letters
Sports woes
I appreciate The Chandigarh Tribune for highlighting the inhospitable attitude of the Chandigarh Sports Council to mark the National Sports Day in memory of hockey legend Dhayan Chand.

 
BUSINESS

Biz Clips
Chandigarh
FUEL-EFFICIENT: The Bajaj Auto is set to launch a bike which will bridge the gap between the fuel-efficient 100cc and the performance of 125cc motorcycles. This break through has been made possible with the development of the new "digital twin spark -- swirl induction engine.

 
EDUCATION

Social sciences losing sheen among students
Chandigarh, August 31
After storming various seemingly infallible bastions, globalisation has now come to roost in education’s nest. While the immediate outcome is the increasing demand for professional courses in universities and colleges, it is the social sciences that have been hit hard by the market forces at play.

No poll date, yet ready for big day
Chandigarh, August 31
Despite no word yet from the Panjab University authorities on when the elections to the students’ council will take place, the students’ organisations are not taking any chances and doing everything to focus attention on issues bothering students around campus.

School kid expelled; parents livid
The PTA members argue with principal Karan Singh in his office, GMSSS-33 in Chandigarh on Friday. Chandigarh, August 31
High drama prevailed at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 33, here, today following the heated exchange between a parent and the principal of the school. Later, the matter was resolved.


The PTA members argue with principal Karan Singh in his office, GMSSS-33 in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

From Schools & Colleges
Talk on global warming
Chandigarh, August 31
In a ‘green’ spirit that truly represented the talk they had come to hear, students of Government High School and Jawahar Navodya Vidyalaya, Sector 25, came on foot while youngsters from Guru Harkrishan Public School, Sector 38, came cycling to for a talk on environment and global warming held at the ICSSR Complex of Panjab University.

Car rally marks SOPU’s anniversary
Chandigarh, August 31
The Students Organisation of Panjab University (SOPU) certainly made their presence felt on campus today. They completed 10 years of their existence in students’ politics and it was hefty turnout of past presidents that gave the day much weight.

10 seats for blind students in colleges
Chandigarh, August 31
Three years ago when Rahul, a BA (I) student at the Government College, Sector 11 came to his teachers accompanied by some classmates, requesting for a ‘brailler’, everyone was puzzled about what he was asking for. Rahul, who is visually impaired, Brailler was his only window to higher education and so was it for five others studying in the college.

Buses for students sought
Chandigarh, August 31
An INSO delegation led by state president Vikas Rathee, PU campus, president Deepak Hooda and vice-president Sunny Bhardwaj met the home secretary Krishna Mohan today. This was regarding special buses for students and concessions on bus passes for students. As per the delegation Chandigarh Administration has agreed to consider the suggestions requested by INSO. This assurance was given by Krishna Mohan to them.

PU to remain closed on Sept 3
Chandigarh, August 31
The teaching/non-teaching departments of the Panjab University and its offices/institutions/regional centres located outstation will remain closed on September 3 on the eve of Janamashtami instead of September 4.

COURTS

Cop Beating Case
Accused seeks anticipatory bail
Chandigarh, August 31
Vikramjit Singh, the third accused in a case pertaining to the beating of a cop, has moved a petition for anticipatory bail at the District Court, Sector 17, here today. This was disclosed by defence lawyer Onkar Singh Batalvi. The incident took place outside MCM DAV College, Sector 36, on August 21.

Attariwala acting president of bar body
Chandigarh, August 31
The Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association vice-president Gurinder Singh Attariwala on Friday took over as the acting-president of the association.

 
CULTURE

Big FM goes international
Chandigarh, August 31
With the Indian radio station Big 92.7 FM going international, the NRIs in the USA can tune into their daily dose of Indian entertainment from September 1.

Musical treat at Kalagram
Chandigarh, August 31
The Welcome International Musical group and NZCC supported by the Department of Public Relations and Culture Affairs Haryana and the Chandigarh Tourism presented a musical programme “Saawan Suhana Aya Hai” at the Kalagram open air theatre here today.

 
SPORTS

St Joseph's, Carmel in super league
A match in progress during the fourth Chandigarh junior state sepak takraw championship for the Santosh Kumar Rana Trophy at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, in Chandigarh on Friday. Chandigarh, August 31
St Joseph's School-44, Mount Carmel-47 (A and B teams) and GSSS, Khuda Lahora, qualified for the girls’ super league of the fourth Chandigarh junior state sepak takraw championship for the Santosh Kumar Rana Trophy. The tournament started at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, here today.

A match in progress during the fourth Chandigarh junior state sepak takraw championship for the Santosh Kumar Rana Trophy at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune photo by Pardeep Tewari

Soccer Tourney
St Xavier’s, DPS enter semis
Panchkula, August 31
St Xavier's (Blues), Panchkula, Ryan International-49, Chandigarh, Delhi Public School (DPS), Pinjore, and Stone Brook School, Kalka, moved to the semifinals of the U-13 Chairman's Cup Soccer Tournament today.

Kamboj is Twenty20 cricket body chief
President of the Twenty20 Cricket India Association I.D. Kamboj (extreme right) addresses mediapersons in Chandigarh on Friday. Chandigarh, August 31
I.D. Kamboj and Balbir Singh were elected president and general secretary, respectively, of the newly formed Association of Twenty20 Cricket (ATC), India, here today.



President of the Twenty20 Cricket India Association I.D. Kamboj (extreme right) addresses mediapersons in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Badminton tourney from Sept 20
Chandigarh, August 31
The Chandigarh Badminton Association will conduct the XIX Yonex State Badminton Championships at Sports Complex, Sector 42, from September 20 to 23.

Major General-General Staff, Western Command, Maj Gen H.P.S. Kler, interacts with team members of the Territorial Army’s trekking expedition at a flagging-off ceremony in Chandi Mandir on Friday. Trekking expedition flagged off
Chandigarh, August 31
As a part of the ongoing diamond-jubilee celebrations to mark the Western Command’s Raising Day, a trekking expedition of the Territorial Army (TA) to the Pir Panjal ranges of Himachal Pradesh was flagged off by Major General-General Staff (MGGS), Western Command, Maj Gen H.P.S. Kler, from Chandi Mandir today.

All EARS: Major General-General Staff, Western Command, Maj Gen H.P.S. Kler, interacts with team members of the Territorial Army’s trekking expedition at a flagging-off ceremony in Chandi Mandir on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

National football tourney begins
Chandigarh to meet Orissa today
Chandigarh, August 31
Hosts state-run Chandigarh Football Academy (CFA) will take on Orissa Football Association (OFA) in the opening match of the fifth edition of the Administrator's Challenge Cup All-India Football Tournament for U-17 at Football Stadium, Sector 17, here at 4 pm tomorrow.

GMHS-43 lads pocket kho-kho title
Chandigarh, August 31
Government Model High School, Sector 43, grabbed the u-14 boys’ Kho-kho title during the inter-school kho-kho tournament held at Sri Guru Gobind Singh Senior Secondary School, Sector 37, here, today.

Federation Cup from Sept 4
Chandigarh, August 31
The All-India Football Federation (AIFF) has appointed Rakesh Bakshi, secretary of the Chandigarh Football Association, as the chairman of the disciplinary committee for the Federation Cup to be held in Ludhiana from September 4 to 14.

Netball trials today
Chandigarh, August 31
The trials to select the Chandigarh netball girls team will be held at Saupin’s School, Sector 32, tomorrow.



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