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PU student polls on Nov 5
Canvassing on; Lyngdoh code keeps out veterans
Chandigarh, October 30
Speculation regarding the date for the Panjab University students’ council elections came to an end this evening with VC Prof R.C. Sobti declaring these would be held on November 5 in the university as well as affiliated colleges as per the Lyngdoh committee recommendations.
Tents being raised by one of the groups in preparation for convassing at PU WHOM ARE THEY PITCHING FOR? Tents being raised by one of the groups in preparation for convassing at PU on Tuesday.
— Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Students of Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, hold a roadshow on Tuesday for the PEC Fest starting on Friday
ROADSHOW: Students of Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, hold a roadshow on Tuesday for the PEC Fest starting on Friday.
— Tribune photo by Pardeep Tewari



EARLIER STORIES

Yet another cop nabbed with dirty money
He was taking “monthly” from dhabawala
Chandigarh, October 30
The Chandigarh Police seems helpless in curbing corruption in its ranks. This is evident with the CBI arresting yet another policeman on charges of corruption today. CBI sleuths today allegedly caught head constable Baldev Singh while accepting a bribe of Rs 1,200 from a dhaba owner in Sector 31.


Head constable Baldev Singh after his arrest in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Head constable Baldev Singh after his arrest in Chandigarh

Rice Pilferage
Food inspector suspended
Chandigarh, October 30
A food and supplies inspector allegedly involved in the pilferage of rice has been suspended and charge-sheeted. Verification of a month’s stock by the department showed a difference of 2,400 kilos of rice in the FCI consignment meant for fair price shops.

Scant thought for little champs
Chandigarh, October 30
Chaos reigned at the Inter-School Boxing Tournament at the Sector 42 multipurpose hall here today. No technical official from either the education department or the Chandigarh sports department, except a boxing coach, was present to monitor event.
WEIGHED DOWN: A participant at the Inter-School Boxing Tournament in Sector 42 sits on a weighing machine as he waits for his turn. A medical aid kit lies on a chair nearby. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

A participant at the Inter-School Boxing Tournament in Sector 42 sits on a weighing machine as he waits for his turn

COMMUNITY

MC gives nod to 52 proposals
Says no to paid parking
Panchkula, October 30
At a meeting which passed 52 agenda items pertaining to the sanction of funds for various development works in the city, the municipal council today turned down the proposal to implement paid parking in the city.

Indigenous fire control systems for naval ships
Chandigarh, October 30
New warships being inducted by the Indian Navy would be equipped with indigenous fire control systems, developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation.

2 labourers injured as wall caves in
Panchkula, October 30
Two labourers were injured when a mud wall at the under construction Shalimar Mall in Sector 5, caved in and buried them waist down. The labourers were laying a sewerage pipe and were in the 8-10 feet deep trench when the accident took place.

Acquisition
Bansal to blame for notification: BJP
Chandigarh, October 30
The BJP today held union minister of state for finance Pawan Bansal responsible for getting the notification with regard to the acquisition of 314 acres in five villages issued from the Chandigarh administration.

Central govt staff strike work
Chandigarh, October 30
Central government employees organisations observed a one-day strike in support of their demands here today. Under the banner of the coordination committee of the central government employees and workers, Chandigarh, the associations of the office of the accountant general (A and E), department of posts, central ground water board and department of income tax and central excise observed strike.

Devise strategy to curb snatching, IG tells cops
Chandigarh, October 30
The UT inspector-general of police (IG) today directed his force to devise a strategy to curb cases of snatching and vehicle theft, at a quarterly crime meeting held at the police headquarters in Sector 9 here.

Quarterly meetings to review crime
Chandigarh, October 30
The Chandigarh administration has decided to hold quarterly meetings to review the crime situation in the city. The meeting would be chaired by the home secretary, Krishna Mohan.

Cops’ driving skills tested
Chandigarh, October 30
The Chandigarh traffic police today organised a workshop for drivers of the police department in liaison with the Motor Sport Association (a member of the traffic advisory committee) at the Children Traffic Park, Sector 23.

Marla house owners, traders meet adviser
Chandigarh, October 30
A delegation of the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal, headed by its president Charanjiv Singh, today met Pradip Mehra, UT adviser. The delegation submitted a memorandum of demands of the trading community, a press note said here today.

Diwali stall coupons from today
Chandigarh, October 30
The MC has decided to issue prepaid coupons to those who want to set up temporary stalls on Diwali. The coupons will be issued at the MC office and sub-office, Mani Majra, from tomorrow until November 6.

Mani Majra Fort to be spruced up
Chandigarh, October 30
The Chandigarh administration has finalised a plan to promote Mani Majra Fort as a tourist attraction. The fort would be improved in two phases. In the first phase, the green space adjacent to the fort and its entry points would be beautified by the MC and CITCO would set up a cafe.

BSNL nos. under hammer
Chandigarh, October 30
The Punjab circle of the BSNL has began the auction of VIP numbers of its new mobile series 9464. The details of the scheme can be accessed at www.punjab.bsnl.co.in. The auction, which got under way on October 28, will continue till November 4.

 
CRIME

TN resident booked on theft charge
Chandigarh, October 30
A Tamil Nadu resident was allegedly caught while stealing a wallet from a car in Sector 7. Gurdev Singh of Ropar has reported to the police that M. Ramesh had stolen his wallet containing Rs 1,000, a voter card and a PAN card from his car last evening. The car was parked in Sector 7. A case has been registered.

Minor gang-raped
Mohali, October 30
A 15-year-old-girl of Janta Colony in Naya Gaon was allegedly gang-raped last night. The minor girl told the police that she knew two of the four accused. According to Naya Gaon SHO Gurjeet Singh, the incident took place at 10 pm when the girl was called out to a secluded place by one of the youths who knew her.

Youth found dead in Mohali was US resident
Mohali, October 30
The youth found dead in Phase VII here last night has been identified as Yadvinder Singh, a resident of USA. He had come to India some days ago and was living with his cousin, a head constable with the Chandigarh Police in Sector 26.

Youths snatch woman’s purse
Chandigarh, October 30
In yet another case of snatching in the city, two identified youths riding a motor cycle took away a purse from a woman from Mani Majra this evening.

 
EDUCATION

Kidwai’s Birthday
At 82, I am feeling young again: Badal
Chandigarh, October 30
Academicians, vice-chancellors, faculty members and others present in the ICSSR Complex, Panjab University, for the valedictory function of the two-day All-India North Zone Vice-Chancellors Meet - 2007 were taken by a pleasant surprise when it turned out to be the birthday of Haryana Governor A.R. Kidwai today.

Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister, cuts the cake along with A.R. Kidwai, Haryana Governor, on the birthday of the latter during the valedictory function of the All-India North Zone Vice-Chancellors Meet in Panjab University
Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister, cuts the cake along with A.R. Kidwai, Haryana Governor, on the birthday of the latter during the valedictory function of the All-India North Zone Vice-Chancellors Meet in Panjab University on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

UGC spending unscientifically: Simhadri
Chandigarh, October 30
“UGC is not functioning the way it should have been and is spending a lot of money unscientifically”, averred Y C Simhadri, president of All India Universities, and vice-chancellor, Patna University who was here for the two- day AIU’s North Zone vice chancellors meet-2007 organised at the Panjab University.
                                     Y C Simhadri
Y C Simhadri
Going beyond academics
UBS students raise ‘Hope’ for girl child
Chandigarh, October 30
‘Hope’ is the story of a little girl and 10 young adults getting ready to step into a world where they believe they can make a difference. But what makes ‘Hope’, a short film made by a group of students from University Business School at Panjab University, unusual, is that it actually goes beyond just rhetoric.
Managers-in-waiting at University Business School, Panjab University, strike a confident pose after their short film ‘Hope’ won accolades
Managers-in-waiting at University Business School, Panjab University, strike a confident pose after their short film ‘Hope’ won accolades. — Tribune photo by Pardeep Tewari

Coaching centres fraught with danger
Fire safety norms non-existent
Chandigarh, October 30
In the absence of fire safety measures, it is tragedy waiting to happen at coaching academies across the city. None of the academies are following fire safety norms and students have to cross cramped passages with loose electricity wires and open junction boxes.

GMCH principal’s plea for extension rejected
Chandigarh, October 30
The Chandigarh bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal today dismissed the petition of Government Medical College and Hospital, director principal Dr H.M. Swami for the extension of retirement age to 60 years. The retirement age for teachers of medical college here is 58 years and Dr Swami was due to retire tomorrow.

‘Dreams and Beyond’ staged
Chandigarh, October 30
After the successful staging of ‘Tughlaq’, invincible designer thespian Dr Mahendra, teaming up with versatile Shewta, reinvented theatre in his rare experimental venture, rightfully titled ‘Dreams and Beyond’, which was staged at the studio theatre of the Indian theatre department of PU for the elite audience and delegates on the eve of the North Zone Vice Chancellors Meet on October 29, 30.

From Colleges
Students celebrate Ambani’s success
Mohali, October 30
“Chak De! India”, "Hatt Pichey”, “Shining India” were some of the slogans raised by the students of Aryan Business School to Mukesh Ambani becoming the world’s richest man. The students, staff and management cut a cake and distributed sweets. Five students gave a presentation on the achievements of Mukesh Ambani.

World Thrift Day
Significance of small savings highlighted
Chandigarh, October 30
The National Savings Institute and the Directorate of Small Savings, Chandigarh administration, celebrated World Thrift Day at Government Senior Secondary School, Mani Majra, here today. Director of the Labour Bureau Yash Pal was the chief guest and B.S. Rai, regional manager, Vijaya Bank, was the guest of honour.

COURTS

Toyota-Kirloskar fined Rs 25,000
Chandigarh, October 30
Acting on a complaint pertaining to defective airbags, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-I has directed Toyota Kirloskar Motor Limited to pay a compensation of Rs 25,000. It has also been directed to pay Rs 2,100 as cost of litigation.

 
CULTURE

A date with Himachali folklore
Chandigarh, October 30
The regional chapter of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations and Pracheen Kala Kendra presented a captivating programme of folk songs and dances of Himachal Pradesh at the kendra auditorium here today.

HEALTH

3 PGI doctors get NAMS fellowship
Chandigarh, October 30
The National Academy of Medical Sciences has conferred fellowships upon three Professors of PGIMER, Chandigarh. Professor Prema Ramachandra, president, NAMS awarded the fellowships fellowships for their commendable contribution in the medical field at the two-day NAMS convocation held at Amritsar on October 27.


Dr Amod Gupta       Dr Bhasin       Dr Chakraborty

Pharma conference from tomorrow
Mohali, October 30
In order to provide in depth understanding on different aspects of drug discovery and development to students, researchers, managers and regulatory authorities, NIPER is organising the 40th annual conference of the Indian Pharmacological Society from November 1.

 
SPORTS

Haryana emerge T20 champs
Chandigarh, October 30
Haryana emerged champions with a 33-run win over Association for Twenty20 Cricket (India) in the final of the first National Under-15 Twenty20 Cricket Championship at the cricket stadium, Sector 16, here today.

Indo-Pak Tie
Police taking no chances
Mohali, October 30
As many as a thousand policemen will be on duty for the day and night match between India and Pakistan to be held at the Punjab Cricket Association stadium slated for November 8.

SSP R.S. Khatra (in plain clothes) with his officers outside the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

SSP R.S. Khatra (in plain clothes) with his officers outside the PCA Stadium in Mohali


Students of Dikshant International School participate in an anti-crackers rally at Sector 17, Chandigarh
Students of Dikshant International School participate in an anti-crackers rally at Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Tennis
Digvijay upsets second seed
Chandigarh, October 30
Digvijay Singh of Himachal Pradesh stunned second seed Ronit Bist in straight sets (6-1, 6-4) in the boys’ under-14 (second round) match of the Asian Ranking Tennis Tournament at the CLTA Complex, Sector 10, here today.

Basketball
Chitkara, RIMT bag top honours
Mohali, October 30
Chitkara Institute of Engineering and Technology, Jhansla, emerged winners in the women’s section of the Inter-College Basketball Tournament held at Shaheed Udham Singh College of Engineering and Technology, Tangori, near here.

MCM DAV eves register win
Chandigarh, October 30
MCM DAV College for Women, Chandigarh, beat Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana, 6-0 during the Panjab University Inter-College Hockey (Women) Tournament at PU grounds here today.

New Public School overall champs
Chandigarh, October 30
New Public School-18 emerged overall winners with 78 points in the Inter-School Tournament for under-17 boys at the sports complex, Sector 46, today.


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