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Poll: SC code to be followed, says PU counsel
High Court disposes of petition
Chandigarh, October 11
A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today disposed of a petition, questioning the norms framed by Panjab University for elections to the PU Campus Student Council after the university counsel submitted that the elections would be held in accordance with the orders issued by the Supreme Court, and not in accordance with the university's resolution or decision.

Leaders in spot
Chandigarh, October 11
The Supreme Court’s guidelines on student elections say the candidate should not have a criminal record. Candidates tried or convicted for a criminal offence or misdemeanour are not allowed to contest.

Big retail is fine with UT
Chandigarh,October 11
The big corporate sector is welcome to enter the retail market if it abides by local rules and regulations, official sources said here today. A senior official said legally the state could not bar any corporate from doing business in the state.

Wages after 15 years bring cheer to HMT staff
Chandigarh, October 11
The announcement of the Union Cabinet, approving budgetary support to loss-making public sector enterprises (CPSE) to pay outstanding dues and salaries up to June 30, 2007, has brought cheer to the HMT staff.


Mata Mansa Devi temple all decked-up on the eve of Navratras in Panchkula on Thursday
Mata Mansa Devi temple all decked-up on the eve of Navratras in Panchkula on Thursday.— Tribune photo by Karam Singh
60-year-old killed by five youths
His cattle came in their way
Chandigarh, October 11
A 60-year-old man grazing buffaloes was killed when his cattle came in the way of five cyclists. The youths thrashed him after an argument near the Sectors 37, 38, 39 and 40 rotary in the wee hours today. All work with various fast-food joints in Sector 38. They have been held on charges of rioting and murder. Ranbir Singh, a dairy farmer in Dadu Majra Colony, was taken to the Sector 16 Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, where he was declared “brought dead” at around 2 am.


Sector 34 goes sans power, phones
Chandigarh, October 11
The widening of the inner sector roads of Sector 34 has left the residents fuming. The underground electricity and telephone cables have been damaged due to unplanned digging being carried out by the contractor engaged by the Municipal Corporation. A JCB machine, engaged to dig earth during the night, damaged the cables. The residents complained that the power supply was cut off. They also called up the electricity department to repair the damaged cables.

Misuse penalty irks tenants
Chandigarh, October 11
Industrial tenants are up in arms against the administration again.This time the flashpoint is a misuse penalty imposed by it on the tenants and occupiers of the commercial property.

Dua to deliver lecture on Kairon
Chandigarh, October 11
The PGI authorities have decided to hold Kairon Memorial Lecture on Saturday. The lecture will mark the 106th birth anniversary celebrations of late Sardar Partap Singh Kairon, former Chief Minister of Punjab.

‘Calligraphy is beyond letters’
Chandigarh, October 11
As a child, his tryst with the alphabet may not have been a pleasant one. Nevertheless, today, Achyut Palav is credited with giving calligraphy, one of the most ancient arts, a new lease of life.

Achyut Palav, (second from left) with his team of calligraphers at Government College of Art, Sector 10 in Chandigarh on Thursday.— A Tribune photograph

Achyut Palav, (second from left) with his team of calligraphers at Government College of Art, Sector 10 in Chandigarh on Thursday.

Car theft: SMS will alert you
Chandigarh, October 11
An electronic company today demonstrated an anti-theft gadget equipped with global systems on mobile technology at the Sector 11 crime branch of the police.

Farm technocrats want director to go
Chandigarh, October 11
Agriculture technocrats from across Punjab under the banner of the Agriculture Technocrats Action Committee (AGTAC), Punjab, today staged a dharna outside the office of director of agriculture, B.S. Sidhu, Sector 34, here demanding his removal.

Sector 25 protest venue a hellish place, rue protesters
Chandigarh, October 11
Protesters from across Punjab and Haryana, who came to stage dharnas at the Sector 25 rally ground, are left to fend for themselves amid overgrown weeds, serpents and stray cattle by the UT Administration.

A tent of the UT and Government Employees and Workers Union pitched amid overgrown weeds presents a glimpse of the dismal conditions at the Sector 25 venue earmarked for protests in Chandigarh.— A Tribune photograph

A tent of the UT and Government Employees and Workers Union pitched amid overgrown weeds presents a glimpse of the dismal conditions at the Sector 25 venue earmarked for protests in Chandigarh
Nature lover on the wilderness trail
Chandigarh, October 11
Sanjeeva Pandey spent years profiling the beauty of the Great Himalayan National Park in Kullu, the most pristine natural environment in the Western Himalayas. From 1999, when the park was notified, till last year, he and his friends at Sahara, a Kullu-based NGO, not only preserved the beautiful wilderness in the valley, but they also created ways of rehabilitating displaced locals.

Sanjeeva Pandey
Sanjeeva Pandey

14 injured in truck collision
Zirakpur, October 11
As many as 14 persons were injured in a head-on collision between two trucks early morning today. The accident occured near village Chhat at around 5 am, when one truck carrying labourers rammed into another truck parked near the village.


Jewellery worth Rs 4 lakh stolen
Chandigarh, October 11
A group of thieves, including women, posing as a family decamped with jewellery worth Rs 4.30 lakh from a shop in Sector 17 on October 8. The police said Swaran Kanta Jain of Mangat Ram Jewellers in Sector 17 lodged a complaint alleging that on October 8, two women, three men, a 15-year-old boy along with a three-year-old child came to the shop and asked them to show jewellery. 

Norms being flouted
Purse stolen, yet case not filed 

Chandigarh, October 11
Guidelines of the SSP regarding prompt action on complaints notwithstanding, the men-in-khaki find it hard to free themselves from their perennial mindset of dilly-dallying with the complaints or distorting the facts to avoid registering cases.

11 sub dealers summoned
Mohali, October 11
As many as 11 sub dealers have been called for a personal hearing on October 18 by the office of the district transport for allegedly carrying out trade, even when not authorised to do so by manufacturers.



Kids stage ‘High School Musical’
Chandigarh, October 11
Walt Disney’s “High School Musical” was staged by the students of St Kabir Public School, Sector 26, to mark the 34th Founder’s Day, here today. S.K Setia, DPI, schools, presiding over the function. As many as 500 students exhibited their talents to make the programme a success. Two more shows will be staged on Friday and Saturday.

Students of St Kabir Public School, Sector 26, stage Walt Disney’s “High School Musical” to mark Founder’s Day in Chandigarh on Thursday.— A Tribune photograph.
Students of St Kabir Public School, Sector 26, stage Walt Disney’s “High School Musical” to mark Founder’s Day in Chandigarh on Thursday.

Top honours for Sakshi
Chandigarh, October 11
A series of competitions marked the celebrations of the national postal week organised by the postal department here today. Sakshi of Tribune Model School, Sector 29, won the first prize in painting competition.

Pak prof leaves for home
Mohali, October 11
Professor S.Tipu Sultan, president, Pakistan Society of Critical Care Medicine, was discharged from the Fortis Hospital after a complex and successful heart surgery here yesterday.

Campus placement for 177 students
Mohali, October 11
As many as 177 students were given appointment letters at Rayat and Bahra Biotechnology Centre for excellence on the concluding day of the three-day pool campus recruitment drive carried out by Wipro today.


HC seeks status report on foeticide cases
Chandigarh, October 11
Taking up the matter regarding complaints pending under the PNDT Act and female foeticide, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked the states of Punjab, Haryana and the Union Territory of Chandigarh to file status reports within four weeks regarding the results of their efforts aimed at correcting the adverse sex ratio.

Acquitted after 10 years
Chandigarh, October 11
A juvenile was acquitted today after 10 years by the newly formed Juvenile Justice Board. He had been accused of assault in 1997 and booked under Section 326 of the IPC. The juvenile was acquitted as the witnesses turned hostile.

Plea dismissed
Chandigarh, October 11
A local court today dismissed application of Amrita Randhawa, daughter-in-law of actor Dara Singh, seeking her share in the property of her husband Amrik Singh.


Help for patients at GMSH-16 emergency
Chandigarh October 11
The UT health department today initiated steps to help the sick and injured arriving in the Emergency ward of GMSH, Sector 16, here.


Hosts DAV-8 rout Sanjay school
Chandigarh, October 11
Hosts DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, beat Sanjay Public School (SPS), Sector 44, by seven wickets in a match of the PCA Boost Cup Inter-school Cricket Tournament today. The tournament is being played at the school grounds.

Carmel Convent book berth in final
Chandigarh, October 11 
Carmel Convent, Sector 9, secured a berth in the final of the Chandigarh sub-junior girls’ u-17 football championship for the Mother Veronica Cup, beating Mount Carmel, Sector 47, by 2-0 at the Sector 17 football stadium, here, today.

PU Campus, DAV College set up summit clash
Chandigarh, October 11 
PU Campus and DAV College, Chandigarh, made it to the final, beating their respective rivals in the semifinal matches of the Panjab University Inter-college Badminton (men) Tournament today at the PU gymnasium hall. PU Campus beat GGD SD College 3-0 while DAV got the better of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, 3-1. 
DAV batsman sweeps a shot against Sanjay Public School during a match of the PCA Boost Inter-school Cricket Tournament at DAV School, Sector 8, in Chandigarh
DAV batsman sweeps a shot against Sanjay Public School during a match of the PCA Boost Inter-school Cricket Tournament at DAV School, Sector 8, in Chandigarh 
on Thursday.— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan


Bollywood's grand ‘young’ style diva

Rekha , who can be unarguably termed India's Greta Garbo, continues to be Bollywood's ever-graceful style diva and still sets many a heart aflutter even as she turned 53 on Wednesday."She is a true style diva when it comes depicting the Indian look. She looks fabulous in the traditional Indian saris. I would say that she brings out the best of Indian outfits. She carries them very well. But I wouldn't like to see her in a western outfit," Shantanu of designer duo Shantanu and Nikhil said.                                

An American account of Partition
Very few get an opportunity to see history in the making. Not many become a part of history, and just a few have the privilege of witnessing it. Phillips Talbot is one of them.

Blair now in parking row
His heavy security detail and his plans for a roof terrace and solar panels have already riled his neighbours, but this hasn't stopped former British Premier Tony Blair from getting into an even bigger dispute. Neighbours of Blair, who lives in Connaught Square in London, have reportedly received a letter asking for their views on proposals to ban parking along a nine-metre stretch of road for anyone except Blair.

Spanish funds for Varanasi’s development
The regional government of Andalusia in southern Spain is planning funding of cultural and heritage development of Varanasi, one of the world’s most ancient cities.


Now, perfumed rail tickets
Now, train tickets will be a treat to your nose. The railway ministry is in talks with consumer goods companies, which are keen on advertising their products like soap, shampoo and perfume on train tickets.

Supermarket bags latest status symbol!
London: It may not seem likely, but supermarkets shopping bags have become the latest status symbol. According to a survey carried out by food firm Ginsters, 56 per cent of Britons feel that their choice of supermarket gives a clear indication of their social standing.

Impatient gobblers of ‘patience’
Food lovers in Hyderabad recently took part in a unique competition of gobbling up 'Haleem' as much as possible in one minute. Hyderabad is famous for its non-vegetarian dish "Haleem" which literally means patience, because it takes long hours to prepare the dish. It is made of wheat, mutton, gram, pulse, curd, onions and vegetable oil with a sprinkling of spices. It is served with lemon juice. The contestants were given 2 kg of vegetarian haleem in three boxes.The winner of the competition was Mohammad Saleem who managed to eat 2 kg of haleem in 30 seconds. Haleem

Australia to extradite  Dr 'Death' soon
Australia is moving towards the final stages of extraditing from the US India-born Jayant Patel who has been linked to 87deaths of patients he treated between 2003 and 2005 at a Queensland hospital.

NCERT trains Afghan academicians
With a view to helping Afghanistan strengthen its elementary education system, the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has organised a 40-day-long training-cum-workshop programme for academicians from the country.

Gas Pipeline Network
India six times behind Pak: Assocham

Pakistan is nearly six times ahead of India in terms of gas pipeline network with coverage of 56,400 km in 1050 towns as against India with 10,500 km network covering 20 cities, according to the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham).


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