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Class IX student slapped; teacher booked
Chandigarh, August 26
Close on the heels of 50 students made to stand in the sun for three hours yesterday, another incident of cruelty against students came to light today when a class IX student was slapped repeatedly for not bringing his notebook.
Rishab’s mother shows bruises on her son’s face in Chandigarh Rishab’s mother shows bruises on her son’s face in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
— A Tribune photograph

Central Status to PU
Punjab sends no-objection letter to Centre
Chandigarh, August 26
The Punjab government has finally sent the much sought after no-objection letter to the Punjab University (PU) and the Union government for granting Central status to the varsity.

First phase of PU Senate polls today
Chandigarh, August 26
The election fever on the Panjab University (PU) campus reached its crescendo today with first phase of Senate elections for six seats scheduled for tomorrow. The results will be declared the same day.

Home Secy
HC gives clean chit to Ram Niwas
Chandigarh, August 26
Legal obstacles for appointment of IAS officer Ram Niwas as the UT Home Secretary were today cleared with the Punjab and Haryana High Court dismissing a public interest litigation against the move.


Two firms in IT net
Chandigarh, August 26
Income tax officials have detected tax evasion worth crores of rupees during surveys conducted on a pharmaceutical company and a watch and electronics dealer here today.


Delay in Garbage Processing
MC issues notice to company
Chandigarh, August 26
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) today issued a 30-day show-cause notice to Jai Prakash Associates Limited for failing to make Garbage Processing Plant operational within the prescribed time schedule under provision of clause 5.1 of implementation agreement.

Bus-queue shelters
Advertisers’ gain is commuters’ loss
Chandigarh, August 26
The administration has objected to the wrong location of bus-queue shelters that have been allowed on the built-operate-transfer (BOT) basis. Instead of putting up the bus-queue shelters for the convenience of passengers, these have been purposely positioned to benefit advertisers, the UT’s local self-government department has pointed it out.

GMSH-16 to outsource MRI facility
Chandigarh, August 26
To provide all diagnostic facilities under one roof, Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, Sector 16, has planned to outsource magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) facility here. Currently, the GMSH-16 has no MRI facility, forcing patients to go to private clinics.

Seminar on impact of climate change
Chandigarh, August 26
The Punjab State Council for Science and Technology, Chandigarh, in collaboration with the Association of British Scholars (ABS) organised a seminar on Sustainable Development and Climate Change today.

Milkfed honours ‘lassi boy’
Chandigarh, August 26
Taman Raj Singh, who brought laurels to Punjab’s homemade beverage ‘lassi’ during the Know Europe-2008 entrepreneurship programme held at France, Netherlands, Spain and Belgium, was honoured by Milkfed, Punjab, here today.

Sedan owners in a jam
Chandigarh, August 26
The owners of certain high-end models of luxury sedans, recently launched by the BMW and Volkswagen, are in a dilemma. The Registering and Licensing Authority (RLA), Chandigarh, is not registering the sedans, as certain models have not been approved as yet for registration by the UT Transport Department.

Maestros delight music lovers
Chandigarh, August 26
The Indian Council of Cultural Relations held a classical music soiree under their Horizon series at the Randhawa auditorium here today. The event organised in collaboration with the NZCC, Punjab Arts Council and the Pracheen Kala Kendra featured guitarist Sanjiv Kohli and noted tabla exponent M.P. Sharma ‘Bambam’ in a captivating Jugalbandi.
Sanjiv Kohli and Mahendra Prasad Sharma (on tabla) regale the audience in Chandigarh
Sanjiv Kohli and Mahendra Prasad Sharma (on tabla) regale the audience in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Deol brothers make a surprise visit
Chandigarh, August 26
Those present at Fun Republic, Manimajra, were in for a surprise today when the two celebrity brothers, Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol visited the mall-cum-multiplex on Tuesday evening.

Bobby Deol and Sunny Deol in the city to promote their forthcoming film ‘Chamku’ on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Bobby Deol and Sunny Deol in the city to promote their forthcoming film ‘Chamku’

No power supply
BSP to hold stir today
Chandigarh, August 26
To protest against disconnection of power supply in Colony No 5, BSP activists will block traffic opposite the colony tomorrow under the leadership of local party convener and former union minister Harmohan Dhawan.

Withdraw cases against protesters: Samiti
Chandigarh, August 26
The Shri Amarnath Yatra Sangharsh Samiti, Punjab, demanded restoration of the autonomy to the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board during a press conference at Aggarsen Bhawan, Sector 30, here today.
Former Punjab DGP and currently a member of the Amarnath Sangharsh Samiti addresses a press conference in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
— A Tribune photograph
Former Punjab DGP and currently a member of the Amarnath Sangharsh Samiti addresses a press conference in Chandigarh

AWWA anniversary festivity ends
Chandigarh, August 26
The week-long celebrations of the Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA) raising day concluded with an AWWA Queen contest, organised to extend an opportunity to exhibit the talent of army wives.


DAV students to visit S’pore in Oct
Chandigarh, August 26
The live band of KB DAV Senior Secondary School-7, here, today received the educational exchange delegation from Singapore. After a formal welcome and participation in “havan” programme, the delegates were taken in classrooms, labs, library, sports facilities and multi-media lab.
Singapore delegates enjoy Bhangra at KB DAV School in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Singapore delegates enjoy Bhangra at KB DAV School in Chandigarh


Partying row: No case registered
Patiala, August 26
The incident of slapping a girl by a police office at a hotel here last evening ended in a whimper today as the police failed to register a case even after getting the medical examination of eight boys and girls done at Government Rajindra Hospital.

Frenzied fans ground Deol brothers
Mediapersons protest Sunny’s ‘rude push’
Ambala, August 26
The visit of cine stars, Sunny and Booby Deol, at the local mall, Galaxy, here this afternoon turned out to be a nightmare not only for the actors but also for the general public and the media .

Actors Sunny and Bobby Deol, who visited the Galaxy mall to promote their film, had to wait for two hours before they could slip away from their boisterous fans in Ambala on Tuesday.
— A Tribune photograph

Actors Sunny and Bobby Deol, who visited the Galaxy mall to promote their film, had to wait for two hours before they could slip away from their boisterous fans in Ambala

50 teams participate in sports fest
Patiala, August 26
Punjab government will promote sports at rural level in order to bring out hidden talent and to take the nation further on the international sports arena. This was said by chief guest Harmail Singh Tohra, ex-minister, Punjab, during a sports festival organised by Shaheed Bhagat Singh Youth Services Club, Nain Kalan, Patiala.

Kharar MC poll on Sept 20
Kharar, August 26
The elections to the Kharar municipal council will be held on September 20. Acting on the directions of the Supreme Court, the Punjab State Election Commission (PSEC) today issued a notification.

Pinjore-Baddi road in poor condition
Industrialists to hold protest march
Pinjore, August 26
In order to protest over the delay in repair of the Pinjore-Baddi road, industrialists of the area have decided to stage a protest march at Panchkula and Chandigarh tomorrow morning.

A view of the potholed Pinjore-Baddi road at Pinjore. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

A view of the potholed Pinjore-Baddi road at Pinjore

Building of casualty dept awaited
Kalka, August 26
Despite the fact that the local Civil Hospital has received the best hospital award in Panchkula district recently, the hospital is yet to have a separate building for the casualty department.

Mohindra flays govt for delay in panchayat polls
Patiala, August 26
Congress MLA from Samana Brahm Mohindra today lashed out at the state government for not completing the panchayat elections in the state.

Teachers to observe black day on Sept 5
Fatehgarh Sahib, August 26
The teachers of the government-aided schools yesterday decided to observe Teachers Day (September 5) as a black day to register their protest for non-payment of their salaries for the past five months.

Mid-day meal scheme
DC asks gas agencies to release connections
Ropar, August 26
Deputy Commissioner B. Purushartha has directed the local gas agencies to release LPG connections to schools for the mid-day meal scheme at the earliest.

Jasmeet on target
Patiala, August 26
Jasmeet Singh triumphed in the .177 air-pistol event for senior men in the 16th Patiala District Shooting Championship which concluded at the Army ranges here today.

Dhruv Pandove Trophy
Ankit guides Patiala to 260
Patiala, August 26
Under-19 final match took place between Mohali and Patiala for Dhruv Pandove Trophy at DP Stadium here today. After winning the toss, Mohali chose to bat first and got all out at the score of 260 in 93.4 overs.


Stepping Stones beat Vivek
Chandigarh, August 26
Jasmine Kaur helped Stepping Stones School, Sector 35, to win over Vivek High School, Sector-38, by 2-0 in the u-19 badminton championship during the ongoing inter-school competition held here today at various venues.

Kang tied 12th, Rashid leads in golf
Chandigarh, August 26
Harjinder Singh Kang of Chandigarh huffed and puffed on a hot and humid day to return a four over par 76 card to be tied 12th on the opening day of the LG Northern India Amateur Golf Championship on the par 72 greens of the Delhi Golf Club today.

PCA-Boost Cup
Gandhi School thrashes APJ by 7 wickets
Chandigarh, August 26
Gandhi School, Ropar, thrashed APJ School, Kharar, by 7 wickets in the first match of the Punjab State Inter-District School Tournament for PCA-Boost Cup which held here today on the Govt College grounds, Ropar.


Inderjeet Death Case
Investigation officer’s statement recorded
Chandigarh, August 26
Statement of investigation officer in the Inderjeet Singh death case was recorded in a local court today. As per the prosecution, Inderjeet Singh died in the house of his landlord, Hardev Singh, in 1985.

Amartex robbers held; Rs 13.25 lakh recovered
Panchkula, August 26
The Panchkula police today solved the Amartex robbery by recovering Rs 13.25 lakh after the arrest of three accused. Four employees, including an assistant manager of Amartex Industries, allegedly looted Rs 17 lakh from the showroom of the company in Industrial Area here on August 16.


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