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He’s just too good to be a villain
Prem Chopra, who was in city to receive an award at Dev Samaj College, Sector 45, Chandigarh, on Friday. Also present at the function was Sudershan Gaur, president of the All-India Artistes Association. Chandigarh, September 14
His villiany on the big screen may have made him one of the most hated guys, but in real life veteran actor Prem Chopra , with his demeanour and poise, seems more like a hero.




Prem Chopra, who was in city to receive an award at Dev Samaj College, Sector 45, Chandigarh, on Friday. Also present at the function was Sudershan Gaur, president of the All-India Artistes Association. — A Tribune photograph



EARLIER STORIES

Students agree to put off poll
Chandigarh, September 14
The VC’s meeting with student leaders of various organisations this afternoon resulted in the unanimous decision to postpone student elections and let the law take its course.

Nursing Wounds
Brouhaha over snide remarks
Mohali, September 14
Students and faculty members of Silver Oaks Institute of Nursing went on an indefinite strike today to protest against the alleged heavy-handedness and “rude” behaviour of one of the institute directors, Dr Manjari Bhargav.

27 acres notified for Phase II of IT park
Chandigarh, September 14
The union ministry of commerce and industry has notified 27 hectares as special economic zone (SEZ) in Phase II of Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park.

COMMUNITY

Panchkula ward delimitation shortly
Panchkula, September 14
A fresh exercise for delimitation of wards for the municipal council elections, slated for early next year, will be carried out shortly.

Hindi Divas
Give Hindi its due respect, say experts
Chandigarh, September 14
Dr Manoj Pateria, director, National Science and Industry Parishad, Delhi, delivers his address on the occasion of ‘Hindi Divas’ during a function held at Golden Jubilee Hall at Panjab University on Friday. Eminent Hindi writer Dr Maheep Singh’s mantra for the revival of Hindi is to link it with employment opportunities to re-establish the language’s eroding significance. “If you speak English, you get a job more easily than if you speak Hindi. Make Hindi’s position equally strong by creating jobs that require the language,” he averred.

Dr Manoj Pateria, director, National Science and Industry Parishad, Delhi, delivers his address on the occasion of ‘Hindi Divas’ during a function held at Golden Jubilee Hall at Panjab University on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Students urged to use Hindi more often
Mohali, September 14
Dr Surendra Sharma, assistant director, rajbhasha, and secretary, town office implementation committee, Chandigarh, today implored staff and students of the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research to use Hindi more often. He was the chief guest at a valedictory function of the Hindi week.

Devotees buy ‘Khazra’ on the first day of the holy month of Ramzam outside Jama Masjid, Sector 20, in Chandigarh on Friday.
Devotees buy ‘Khazra’ on the first day of the holy month of Ramzam outside Jama Masjid, Sector 20, in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Hindi fortnight concludes
Chandigarh, September 14
The northern regional office of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) organised a function to mark the conclusion of Hindi fortnight here today.

Youths assaulted in front of Kiran cinema
Chandigarh, September 14
A quarrel that broke out over ‘grabbed seats’ at Kiran cinema became violent when a group of around seven youths assaulted two boys hailing from Fatehgarh Sahib just outside the theatre today.

PM to unveil Dev Anand’s memoir
Chandigarh, September 14
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will release "Romancing with Life", autobiography of evergreen film star Dev Anand, on his birthday on September 26 at New Delhi.

Mayor, MC chief to select mobile model
Chandigarh, September 14
The city mayor and the commissioner of Municipal Corporation would now select the model of mobile phone that has to be issued to the MC councillors and senior officials. This, apart from other agenda items, was approved during the meeting of the Finance and Contract Committee of the MC today.

Letters
Honour the hero
This is with reference to a news item in Chandigarh Tribune dated September 12, 2007, under heading ‘Chak de hockey you said? No UT official to greet Asia Cup Champs’.

 
CRIME

Patiala Judge Murder Case
Doctor’s statement recorded
Chandigarh, September 14
The statement of the 12th witness, a doctor, who had conducted the post-mortem on the body of Vijay Pal Singh in the infamous Patiala judge murder case was recorded at District Courts here today.

70-year-old burns herself to death
Chandigarh, September 14
Seventy-year-old Preeto of Ram Darbar allegedly burnt herself to death here this evening. The family members tried to douse the flames, but could not save her.

 
EDUCATION

Resettlement of Savera students
Govt schools ill-equipped to deal with special children: Parents
Mohali, September 14
In reply to the UT education department’s offer to resettle the special children of Savera School, Mohali, the Parents’ Association of the school, AAWAZ, alleged that the administration is trying to settle these children in the existing government schools, due to lack of facilities for them.

PU declares results of various examinations
Chandigarh, September 14
The Panjab University (PU) declared the results of various examinations today.

College Teachers’ Stir
All 21 let off, threaten to intensify struggle
Chandigarh, September 14
Twenty-one teachers of the non-aided colleges who had courted arrest on the call of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union were let off today by the SDM, Chandigarh (North).

Education dept proposes study tour to Singapore
Govt schools students in for a surprise
Chandigarh, September 14
Students of city government schools will be in for a special treat. The Chandigarh education department has come up with an innovative proposal of students’ exchange programme and study tour to Singapore.

COURTS

Harassment case: German woman to depose
Chandigarh, September 14
A German national, Karin Fichtner, has informed the District Court here that she will be in India in January for deposing in a case.

Notice to SHO in Telgi case
Chandigarh, September 14
On the basis of application moved by Abdul Karim Telgi, convicted in multi-crore fake stamp paper scam, through his counsel Terminder Singh on Thursday, judicial magistrate first class (JMIC) Rajneesh today issued notice to the SHO, Industrial Area, for filing reply to the application.

 
CULTURE

Artistes perform in a play ‘Sammy’ staged in Panchkula on Friday. Diamond Jubilee of Western Command
Play, dance keep audience spellbound
Chandigarh, September 14
As part of the ongoing diamond jubilee celebrations of the Western Command, a play ‘Sammy!’, directed by eminent theatre personality Lillete Dubey, was staged for Army personnel and their families today. Sammy is the incredible story of Mahatama Gandhi, told by an ensemble of actors in a modern and exciting manner.


Artistes perform in a play ‘Sammy’ staged in Panchkula on Friday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Bali enthrals audience
Mohali, September 14
Prabhjot Bali brought alive lyrics of legendary poet Shiv Kumar Batalvi at a musical evening, “Ik sangeetak sham, Prabhjot Bali de naam”, held at Sarang Lok in Phase XI, here this evening.

HEALTH

Yoga Acharya Karamvir Do yoga for quality life, says acharya
Chandigarh, September 12
“Do not commercialise yoga,” urges Acharya Karamvir as he talks about popularising this “ancient ethos” of Indian life. “Yoga is not taught for monetary benefit. Can there be a price to something that has survived the onslaught of time and continues to be an important part of our culture,” he asks.


Yoga Acharya Karamvir

GMCH-32 gets hi-tech machine to diagnose cancer
Chandigarh, September 14
A Rs 42-lakh sophisticated high-end multi-parameteric dual-laser four colour flow cytometer system was commissioned in the pathology department of Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, here today.

Radiation oncologists meet
Chandigarh, September 14
The department of radiotherapy, PGI, has planned to host the 13th Annual Conference of Northern Chapter of Association of Radiation Oncologists of India. The two-day conference is scheduled to start tomorrow.

 
SPORTS

Katoch Shield
Amritsar, Ludhiana set up summit clash
Mohali, September 14
Amritsar booked berth in the final of the Katoch Shield Tournament, beating Patiala here today. Amritsar will take on Ludhiana in the final.

JP Atray Tourney
17 teams to vie for title
Chandigarh, September 14
As many as 17 teams will participate in the 14th edition of the All-India JP Atray Cricket Tournament scheduled to be played from September 17 to 30.

CCA-GNPS enter final
Chandigarh, September 14
CCA-Guru Nanak Public School (GNPS) Academy, Sector 36, defeated Patiala Gymkhana by five wickets in the second semifinal match of the WWICS Cup U-14 Cricket Tournament today. The tournament is being organised by Desh Prem Azad Cricket Academy at the cricket stadium of St Stephen's School, Togan.

Handball trials
Chandigarh, September 14
Trials for the 30th Junior National Handball Championship will be held at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23, tomorrow at 4 pm.

ADMINISTRATION

New Order Giveth Way to Old
Three may return to get UT top slots

Chandigarh, September 14
Going by the way the wind is blowing, three officers might stage a comeback to man the three top administrative posts in the Union Territory.


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