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Inspector Cheema aquitted in bribery case
Inquiry against witness
Chandigarh, October 31
Jasbir Singh Cheema After five years, inspector Jasbir Singh Cheema with the Chandigarh Police, was today acquitted by the special court of the CBI. Judge Jagdeep Jain also marked an inquiry against one of the witnesses, K.B.S. Mann, and complainant Ajay Kumar under Section 182 of the CrPC.

PU Polls
Student bodies undecided on candidates
Chandigarh, October 31
With barely a day to go for filing of nominations, the student bodies are yet to finalise their candidates for the Panjab University Students’ Council elections. They remained busy through the day today trying permutations and combinations.
Students at PU students’ centre discuss poll strategies on the campus on Wednesday. Students at PU students’ centre discuss poll strategies on the campus on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Ankur Garg transferred
Chandigarh, October 31
After moving into the senior scale, IAS couple Ankur Garg, SDM (central) and assistant director (food and supplies), and Swati Sharma, SDM (east) and RLA, have been transferred to Arunachal Pradesh.


With ‘Shakti’, sex workers decide on self-help
Chandigarh, October 31
Poverty, extra-marital ties, domestic violence and the desire for easy life has put thousands of people on the path of prostitution. This came to light when some of the sex workers assembled to form a self-help group under the aegis of Yuvsatta, an NGO, and the State AIDS Control Society, Chandigarh.


NRI’s death in Mohali
Uncle alleges foul play
Mohali, October 31
Investigations into the mysterious death of 24-year-old NRI Yadvinder Singh took an interesting turn today with his uncle alleging foul play in Yadvinder’s death.

Azadi Express chugs in at Chandigarh
A volunteer explains an exhibit of India's freedom struggle in the Azadi Express, a train which reached Chandigarh on Wednesday.Chandigarh, October 31
It was nothing less than a journey into the glorious past when India’s freedom struggle was at its peak. The significant events have been depicted through panels, graphics, dioramas, projection screens and audio system.

A volunteer explains an exhibit of India's freedom struggle in the Azadi Express, a train which reached Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Dhillon is education board president
Mohali, October 31
Gurdeep Singh Dhillon and Bhagwant Singh Bedi have been elected president and general secretary respectively, of the Punjab School Education Board Non-teaching Employees’ Association even as disciplinary action had been recommended against two election officers for allegedly harming the atmosphere of the education board.

Lt-Gen Daljeet given warm send-off
Chandigarh, October 31
The outgoing General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, western Command, Lt-Gen Daljeet Singh, was given a warm send-off by officers and men at Chandimandir today. He superannuated today after 40 years of service. The GOC 16 Corps, Lt-Gen T.K. Sapru, will take over the reigns of the Western Command tomorrow on elevation to the status of Army Commander.

Lt Gen Daljeet Singh is given a ceremonial send-off on his retirement at Chandimandir on Wednesday.
Lt Gen Daljeet Singh is given a ceremonial send-off on his retirement at Chandimandir on Wednesday

Punjabi singer Daler Mehndi performs at Kala Gram in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Daler lashes out at mediapersons
Chandigarh, October 31
Punjabi pop star, Daler Mehndi lashed out at the mediapersons during a press conference organised at the Hotel Taj here. He was in town for a performance at the Kalagram. The star singer opened up with a detailed introduction of his career and his grounding in Gurmat sangeet, folk lore, gazals and the punjabi pop music. The impatient media however questioned him about the controversies alling him for the last few years. Putting up a volte face Daler counter questioned each query by the vigilant journalists. He expressed his anguish and grouse about politicians and certain press persons who had engaged in defaming him.

Punjabi singer Daler Mehndi performs at Kala Gram in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Girl found dead in Morni yet to be identified
Panchkula, October 31
Even two days after a girl was found murdered in Morni, the police is clueless about her identity even though a postmortem confirmed her death by strangulation.

2 PGI doctors get awards
Chandigarh, October 31
The National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS) has conferred awards on Dr S.K. Jindal, head of the department of pulmonary medicine, PGI, and Dr Meenu Singh, department of paediatric medicine.

Dr Meenu Singh
Dr Meenu Singh

Dr S.K. Jindal
Dr S.K. Jindal

12 booked for assault
Dera Bassi, October 31
The police here booked a dozen persons for assaulting a Mohali resident here last night.

Shangara Singh Tribune employee retires
Chandigarh, October 31
Shangara Singh, composing superviser, Punjabi Tribune, retired here today after putting in more than 29 years of service. He joined the Punjabi Tribune on July 17, 1978.

IT raid on engg firm
Panchkula, October 31
The investigation wing of the Income Tax Department, today, raided the premises of the engineering firmengaged in the erection of mobile towers at Panchkula and Derabassi.

Raids on hotels
Chandigarh, October 31
Officials of the district administration and the health department today conducted raids on hotels in Sector 35 to check hygiene and other parametres.


Rs 2-cr heroin seized from two Jalandhar men
Chandigarh, October 31
Sleuths of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) today nabbed two Jalandhar residents from the Sector 43 ISBT while allegedly carrying 2 kg of heroin worth Rs 2 crore in the international market.


PU results
Chandigarh, October 31
Panjab University has declared the results of MSc (honours) physics 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th semesters, BE (electronics & communication engg) 2nd semester, MSc (honours) bio-chemistry 1st year (re-appear), MSc (honours) biophysics 1st year (re-appear), BA III (add-on-courses) introduction to computer science (additional optional subjects) for BA/BSc III (general). The students are advised to see their results in their respective departments/colleges or at the university website.

Children participate in Halloween celebrations at The British School in Mohali on Wednesday.
Spooky Fun: Children participate in Halloween celebrations at The British School in Mohali on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

From Colleges
Inter-cultural exchange key to globalisation
Chandigarh, October 31
A one-day seminar on inter-cultural management was organised at GGDSD College, Sector 32, yesterday. Dr Jeanne Ludovic, professor in inter-cultural management, Normandy Business School, France, and Vivek Atray, director, public relations and tourism, UT administration, were the key speakers. Isabelle Normand, director, Alliance Francaise, Chandigarh, also attended the seminar.

From Schools
Hargobind, Karan best in handling waste
Chandigarh, October 31
Hargobind Singh of Manav Mangal Smart School, Mohali, was first in Group C while Karan Sharma of Mount Carmel School, Chandigarh, got second place in group A during an inter-school creative contest, Best out of Waste, organised at Ajit Karam Singh International Public School, Sector 41, here, today.


Allow kin to meet me, Hawara urges HC
Chandigarh, October 31
Sentenced to death in the Beant Singh assassination case, Jagtar Singh Hawara has moved an application before the Punjab and Haryana High Court, seeking permission to meet relatives.

Consumer Forum
SDO told to pay compensation
Chandigarh, October 31
The District Consumer Court Redressal Forum has directed the SDO (electricity, Sector 18) to pay a compensation of Rs 25,000 to a consumer, S.P. Jain.


Bonanza for music lovers today
Chandigarh, October 31
The Pracheen Kala Kendra in association with the Delhi-based organisation, Swaranjali, will organise a musical bonanza ‘Ozone's Partibha Manch’ on November 1 at 6.30 pm at the kendra auditorium.


Arzoo moves to semis
Chandigarh, October 31
Arzoo Malik gave a straight set defeat to Likhita Shetty 6-3, 6-1, in girls’ under-14 singles main draw and moved to semifinals, while top seed Saiteja Paladugu, whose ATF ranking is fifth, beat eighth seed Devpriya Jaiswal 6-4, 2-6, 7-5 in boys’ singles quarterfinals during the Asian Ranking Tournament at the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association Tennis Stadium in Sector 10 here, today. Digvijay Singh from Himachal Pradesh continued his winning run confidently as he today shocked sixth seed Sadwilkar Adwaitin in straight sets 6-2, 6-2 in the boys’ under-14 quarter-final match.

Arzoo Malik. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik
Arzoo Malik

S.N. Vohra tourney
24 teams to participate
Chandigarh, October 31
City-based Rock Rovers Club is all set to hold 37th S.N. Vohra’s All-India Gurmit Memorial Hockey Tournament, an ‘A’ grade tournament, from November 3 to 12 at the Sector 42 hockey stadium here.

AG Punjab defeat AG Delhi
Chandigarh, October 31
Accountant general (audit) Punjab defeated accountant general Delhi spikers, during the Indian Audit and Accounts Department (IA & AD) North Zone Volleyball Tournament held at Sector 7 sports complex, here, today.

Gurkirat steers GGDSD to win
Chandigarh, October 31
Playing valuable knock of 67, Gurkirat Singh of the GGDSD College, Sector 32, steered his team to thumping 10-wicket win against the GGN Khalsa College, Ludhiana, in the Panjab University Inter College Cricket (men) Tournament at PU grounds here today.

Anand, Umesh reach final
Panchkula, October 31
Anand Sharma moved into final league in senior snooker and senior billiard categories of the Haryana State Billiards and Snooker Championship-2007 at Haryana Billiards, Sector 11, today.


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