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PUSU panel voted in
* Post of joint secy with oppn * Polling 52 pc

Parminder Jaswal, the newly elected president of the Panjab University Campus Student’s Council, makes a victory speechChandigarh, November 5
The PUSU-INSO panel today swept the Panjab University Campus Students’ Council elections, bagging three of the four main seats.

Parminder Jaswal, the newly elected president of the Panjab University Campus Student’s Council, makes a victory speech on Monday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Mixed fortunes in colleges
Chandigarh, November 5
Elections to students’ council in six colleges affliated to Panjab University went off peacefully with the SOI winning in three colleges.

Pak returns 106 tickets
Land row: PCA to appear in court today

Mohali, November 5
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) today returned to the Punjab Cricket Association 106 tickets for the Indo-Pak ODI here.

Digging poses risk to residents
Chandigarh, November 5
Digging of land by a telecom firm that causes inconvenience to residents of Sector 7 in Chandigarh Alleged careless digging by a private telecom operator for laying the optical fibre cables has spelled trouble for Sector 7 residents here.





Digging of land by a telecom firm that causes inconvenience to residents of Sector 7 in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph










 
COMMUNITY

Past 80, she’s got an ear for business
Chandigarh, November 5
At 83, she might be the most experienced businesswoman of the world.

Upcoming malls face parking woes
Malls 1 km from parking lot
Chandigarh, November 5
Facilitating additional parking for the stakeholders in the conversion policy is proving to an expensive proposition for the Chandigarh Administration.

Replacement of BSF by CRPF in Jammu delayed
Chandigarh, November 5
Border Security Force (BSF) personnel deployed on counter-insurgency duties in Jammu region would have to stay put for at least another year or so.

Shimla hotel wins World Travel Award
Chandigarh, November 5
It’s a complete break from the traditional Indian tourist circuit of forts, temples and beaches. Instead, Wildflower Hall, Shimla, is all about the scent of the earth, the fragrance of pines, feeling the wind in your hair and unwinding in nature’s lap. This and more makes Wildflower Hall a much-favoured destination with tourists looking for a streak of adventure in the miles of unspoilt quietude of the countryside.

Motorists sensitised on safety steps
Chandigarh, November 5
Students carry playcards about road safety on the first day of traffic week in Chandigarh The police today launched “Courtesy Driving Week” and set up special nakas across the city not to book the violators, but to educate and sensitise them to obey traffic rules and regulations.


Students carry playcards about road safety on the first day of traffic week in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph 

Tension over demolition of burial ground wall
Mohali, November 5
Workers construct a boundary wall around a burial ground following its demolition in Mataur Tension prevailed at a burial ground in Mataur village today following the alleged demolition of a boundary wall by miscreants last night.






Workers construct a boundary wall around a burial ground following its demolition in Mataur on Monday.—  Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

House tax: Rebate for those who pay early
Panchkula, November 5
House tax bills will seem less burdensome this year with a 15 per cent rebate incentive awaiting the early birds.

Environmental Degradation
CJ asks corporates to set standards

Chandigarh, November 5
Expressing serious concern over environmental degradation, Justice Vijender Jain, chief justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, today underlined the need for corporate social responsibility to reduce the harmful effects of pollution on society.

SSP comes to rescue of accident victim
Chandigarh, November 5
Living up to it slogan, “We care for you”, it was none other than the UT SSP S.S. Srivastva himself, who today rushed an accident victim to the hospital in his official car this morning.

Rock Show
Forbidden Village, SS bands in final

Chandigarh, November 5
The fourth edition of the Hero Honda Motorola Campus Rock Idols for the regional selections of amateur bands was held at Leisure Valley, Sector 10, yesterday.

Letters
Check rude behaviour of PGI staff

 
CRIME

Two bikes, laptop stolen
Chandigarh, November 5
Two motor cycles and a laptop were stolen from different parts of the city.

Cyber Crime
Cheating case registered

Panchkula, November 5
Internet shoppers attracted to offers of “cheap branded products” need to be wary of cheats.

374 cases of liquor seized
Mohali, November 5
The CIA staff, in collaboration with the district police, recovered 374 cases of IMF liquor from a truck at Dera Bassi.

Food inspector held
Chandigarh, November 5 The police has arrested a food inspector allegedly for storing kerosene in his house illegally. The accused has been identified Gian Chand, a resident of Sector 48.

 
BUSINESS

Denmark bullish on India
To invest in wind energy, food processing, agriculture
Chandigarh, November 5
Denmark ambassador Ole Lonsmann Poulsen at the inauguration of Widex corporate head office in Chandigarh Danish companies are interesting in investing more in India after focusing on China during the last decade as the economy of the country has been libaralised during the past few years. This was stated by Ole Lonsmann Poulsen, ambassador of Denmark to India, here today.


Denmark ambassador Ole Lonsmann Poulsen at the inauguration of Widex corporate head office in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

 
EDUCATION

Missing kids brought back from Delhi
Fear of teacher drove them away
Chandigarh, November 5
Four children, who had gone missing from Milk Colony, Dhanas, here today claimed to have run away due to fear of their school teacher.
Students of GCG -11, Chandigarh, (from right) Deepika, president; Gitanjali Shukla,vice- president; Simran Bedi, general secretary; and Ritu Singh, joint secretary, who were elected unopposed to the college students’ council
Students of GCG -11, Chandigarh, (from right) Deepika, president; Gitanjali Shukla,vice- president; Simran Bedi, general secretary; and Ritu Singh, joint secretary, who were elected unopposed to the college students’ council on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Nabhaites celebrate Founders Day
Punjab Public School Day function tomorrow
Chandigarh, November 5
Punjab Public School, Nabha, will celebrate its 47th Founders Day on November 7. Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal will be the chief guest on the occasion.

Young artistes put up impressive show
Chandigarh, November 5
Shivalik Public School, Sector 41-B, organised annual prize distribution and cultural programme in the school auditorium today. Students of the senior wing (Classes IX-XII) put up a colourful show. Folk dances of Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan were presented. The girls in resplendent outfits, dancing to the captivating rhythmic beats, mesmerised the audience with their Gujarati dance Dandiya. Panchtatav, a theme dance depicting the harmony of fine elements leading to peaceful co-existence, was the highlight of the day. CBSE toppers of the year 2007 were also honoured. Director of the school D.S.Bedi proposed a vote of thanks.

COURTS

HC orders promotion of Maj-Gen Mander
Chandigarh, November 5
A Division Bench of the Delhi High Court on Friday directed the Army to implement its earlier order by November 15, paving the way for promotion of Maj-Gen B.P.S. Mander.

‘AG office work not govt job’
Chandigarh, November 5
In a significant judgement likely to settle disputes and controversies pertaining to the Bar Council polls, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today disagreed with the contention that advocates accepting assignments in advocate-general’s office can be termed as full-time government employees, and should not be allowed to contest the polls or hold office of Bar Council.

Lawyers come to blows over seating arrangement
Mohali, November 5
Lawyers hurled blows and abuses at one another at the district courts here today over the issue of seating arrangements in the complex. The incident took place at 10 am when a lawyer found his chair and table uprooted from its spot. He objected to this and when another lawyer owned up to this, abuses were exchanged and the two came to blows.

BSNL fined for disconnecting phone
Chandigarh, November 5
A local court has imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on BSNL as compensation and costs for wrongfully disconnecting a landline phone of a senior citizen.

Accused acquitted in dacoity case
Chandigarh, November 5
Already facing life imprisonment for the murder of an XEN in Ropar, Anil Kumar alias Tota was acquitted in a dacoity case by additional and sessions judge Raj Shekhar Atri today.

 
HEALTH

Doctors’ complex ailing
Chandigarh, November 5
Occupants of a residential complex of Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH, Sector-32) in Sector 48, here, have lost faith in the UT Engineering Department.

 
SPORTS

SGGS paddlers excel
Chandigarh, November 5
The paddlers of SGGS College, Chandigarh, soundly defeated GP College Alour team 3-0 during the Panjab University Inter-College Table Tennis (Men) Tournament, held in the PU Gymnasium Hall here today.

Horse show: Uday Singh corners glory
Chandigarh, November 5
Uday Singh riding on his horse ‘Junior Majestic’ came first in the EFI category B event on the opening day of the North Zone Horse Show at Panjab University, Dussehra grounds, here today.

India-Pakistan ODI
Toss will be important: Curator 

Mohali, November 5
PCA curator Daljit Singh (left) inspects the pitch at the PCA stadium in Mohal The toss will play a vital role in the forthcoming ODI match between arch rivals India and Pakistan teams under flood lights here on November 8 at the PCA stadium, said Daljit Singh, PCA curator.



PCA curator Daljit Singh (left) inspects the pitch at the PCA stadium in Mohali on Monday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu 

Snooker C’ship
Divya beats Sameer 3-1

Chandigarh, November 5
Defending champion Divya Sharma defended his title successfully in the senior snooker category for the third time in a row in the Haryana State Sub-Junior, Junior, Senior Billiards and Snooker Championships 2007 that concluded at Haryana Billiards, Sector 11, here today.

Gurmit Hockey Meet
RCF prevail over CISF

Chandigarh, November 5
RCF team defeated CISF team in the first match of the day of SN Vohra Gurmit Memorial Hockey Tournament held at Sector 42 Hockey Stadium, here today.

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