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Anuradha Murder Case
Charges framed against husband
Chandigarh, September 5
The additional district and sessions judge, S.K. Aggarwal, today framed murder charges against Mohali-based property dealer, Baljinder Singh Sandhu, who allegedly masterminded the murder of his wife Anuradha in their Sector 38 (West) house in May this year.

Bus carrying players tips over
Mohali, September 5
A bus that tipped over at Madanpura Chowk in Mohali on Friday; and (inset) one of the injured students. At least 35
shooters, including 15 girls, had a miraculous escape when the bus in which they were traveling overturned while negotiating a roundabout near Phase II late this evening.

A bus that tipped over at Madanpura Chowk in Mohali on Friday; and (inset) one of the injured students. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Panchayat Union Protest
Over 20 injured in police action
Chandigarh, September 5
Around 24 members of the Punjab Panchayat Union were injured when the police resorted to teargas shells and water cannon to disperse protesters at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium here today.

Drug peddlers set up base in tricity
Mohali, September 5
The tricity is fast becoming a hub of drug peddlers. The recent recovery of over 3 kg cocaine in three separate incidents has set off the alarm among the state police and intelligence agencies.



Mohali will be better than Gurgaon: Sukhbir
Inaugurates cath lab facility at Fortis Hospital
Mohali, September 5
The central business hub of Mohali district was being designed by a Singapore-based company, said MP and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal. He added that the design would be showcased within two months.

Ongoing dispute takes violent turn, 2 hurt
Chandigarh, September 5
The ongoing dispute between members of the Sector-21 Universal Cooperative House Building Society at Sector- 48 took a violent turn today resulting in injuries to at least two persons.

Administrator’s visit a boon for Dadu Majra
MC launches cleanliness drive
Chandigarh, September 5
VIP visits always prove a blessing in disguise for residents of that area. Residents of Dadu Majra colony are experiencing the same, as UT administrator Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd) is scheduled to visit their colony next week.

No scruples, only revenue
On Sunday, some BSNL broadband subscribers were left wondering if the authorities had started moral policing. The reason was that access to certain sites with ‘hot’ names was denied. Though the problem was rectified the next day, BSNL officials were unaware of the snag, if any. “Why should we deny access to any site? Let the people surf whatever they want. It only means more revenue for us,” an official said.

Students of Panjab University campaign ahead of the students’ union elections. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Environmental exposure behind 24 pc diseases: Experts
Chandigarh, September 5
Around 24 per cent of all global diseases are caused by environmental exposures, said experts during the two-day Indo-US workshop on environmental risks of respiratory diseases today. The Department of Pulmonary Medicine, PGI, in association with the Indian Council of Medical Research and the US agencies is organising the workshop.

Drizzle brings respite from scorching heat
Chandigarh, September 5
A drizzle in the city and its surrounding areas led to a pleasant evening today. The rain also bought along with it the much-awaited respite for the people from the scorching heat.

A tree that fell in front of a house in Sector 46, Chandigarh, Friday. A Tribune photograph

No potassium tests at GMSH-16
Chandigarh, September 5
Patients visiting the GMSH-16 for potassium level tests have been having a harrowing time for the past six months due to non-functional machines. The hospital has three machines for the purpose and none of them are reportedly working.

Land Acquisition
Mani Majra farmers’ review UT stand
Chandigarh, September 5
Manimajra Farmers Welfare and Environment Protection Society’s executive body met here today for reviewing the developments regarding the land acquisition for Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park (RGCTP).

City gets its first Memory Lab
Chandigarh, September 5
Biswaroop Roy Chowdhury, a Guinness world record holder and author of 25 books, inaugurated the tricity’s first Memory Lab at Rajasthan Bhawan here.

Planning panel adviser meets Rodrigues
Chandigarh, September 5 Senior Adviser to Planning Commission Bhaskar Chatterjee held a detailed discussion with UT Administrator S.F. Rodrigues. Major issues like education, health and social welfare were discussed on the occasion. They particularly discussed about street children home, home for mentally challenged children, vocational training centre and the rehabilitation of at least 26,000 families living in slums.


PU to implement 7 pc OBC quota
Chandigarh, September 5
The Panjab University syndicate held an emergency meeting yesterday and decided to implement seven per cent OBC quota. The meeting was called after the university received Rs five crore as seed money for this purpose.

Engineer turns teacher on weekends
Helping slum children with maths, science
Chandigarh, September 5
All through the week she toils for not less than seven hours convincing her prospective clients about her company’s potential but come Saturday and this laptop-addicted lady dressed in formals dons a new role. With chalk in her hand and a class full of youngsters, this BD director, transforms into a lovable Natasha ‘madam’.

To teacher, with love: Broad smiles on the faces of slum children on Teachers’ Day in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Teachers honoured at Manav Mangal
Panchkula, September 5
Forum of Senior Citizens in Education honoured Prof O.P Gupta and Pritam Singh Serai, veteran educationists of the district, for their contribution in improving the education system at Manav Mangal School, Sector 11, on the Teachers’ Day here today.

PUTA holds protest rally
Chandigarh, September 5
The Panjab University Teachers Association (PUTA) took a massive rally today morning on the campus of the Panjab University to observe Teachers’ Day as a protest day with black badges.

Students stage play
Mohali, September 5
Shemrock Senior Secondary School celebrated Teachers’ Day by organising a play. Instead of routine games, quiz and outing teachers decided to have a session where each and every teacher was present and they shared the different methods and teaching aids that they were using in the classroom.

City teachers protest against poor rewards
Chandigarh, September 5
While all city kids were busy entire day thanking their teachers for playing such an important role in their lives, teachers had nothing more than demands to offer in return. The day was marked by various strikes and protests by city teachers some of whom even boycotted this day.

PU Student Elections Special

Elections on Sept 12; code of conduct enforced
Chandigarh, September 5
After much dilly-dallying, Panjab University authorities today officially announced September 12 for campus students’ elections much to the respite of various student bodies. Soon after the elections were announced, the code of conduct was enforced. The campus fell silent immediately after that, as according to the code of conduct, no rallies or processions were allowed.

Girls still to catch up
Chandigarh, September 5
Panjab University students’ elections seem to lack ‘woman power’, despite the fact that the girls constitute more than 70 per cent of the total strength of the university. Unlike Delhi University and JNU, where the girls even run for the presidential post and win the elections, in PU they are restricted to the post of vice-president only.

Student bodies struggle to finalise candidates
Printed posters, violating the Lyngdoh Committee recommendations, dot the PU’s Students’ Centre. Chandigarh, September 5
Lyngdoh Committee recommendations are set to show its effect once again on Panjab University students’ elections. As the PU authorities announced officially the elections today, the search for ‘right’ candidates by various student bodies began thereafter.

Printed posters, violating the Lyngdoh Committee recommendations, dot the PU’s Students’ Centre. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

A game of money and muscle power
Students unhappy with previous leaders
Chandigarh, September 5
A marked disinterest among the students has been seen students’ elections of Panjab University this year. The reason being that the previous student leaders did not meet the expectations of the students of the university.


BDS Admissions
Gian Sagar dental college gets DCI nod
First year students excel in BDS exam
Patiala, September 5
The Dental Council of India (DCI) has allowed the Gian Sagar Dental College and Hospital to admit 100 students in the BDS course from the academic session 2008-09.

New garbage dump for Patiala
State govt sanctions Rs 83 lakh to MC
Patiala, September 5
The cash-strapped municipal corporation has got a shot in the arm with chief minister Parkash Singh Badal sanctioning Rs 83 lakh for the setting up of a new garbage dump near the DMW.

Power Cuts
Villagers up in arms against PSEB
Rajpura, September 5
A large number of residents of Shamdu village, reeling under unscheduled power cuts, protested against the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) authorities at Focal Point power grid, near Gagan chowk, this morning.

32 teachers honoured by commissioner
Patiala, September 5
The Teachers’ Day was celebrated here with usual fervour and enthusiasm. Speaking on the function organised at the State College of Education, former vice-chancellor of Punjabi University Patiala, Dr H.K. Manmohan Singh, said teachers have to re-think their role in the wake of changing world.

Focal Point industrialists air grievances
Patiala, September 5
On the request of Patiala Focal Point Industries’ Association, commissioner, Patiala Division, S.K. Ahluwalia, along with assistant commissioner, municipal corporation, Nazar Singh today visited Focal Point area of the town to look into the problems being faced by the industrialists.

Woman, brother booked for murder
Ambala, September 5
A woman of Bunni village has been booked for allegedly murdering her husband. Her brother has also been booked in the case.

The accused in police custody on Friday. 250 cartons of illicit liquor seized
Rajpura, September 5
The police today arrested five persons with 250 cartons of illicit liquor. Two trucks have also been impounded in this connection.

The accused in police custody on Friday. Tribune photo: J.S. Virdi

Suspected polio case reported
Ropar, September 5
A suspected polio case was reported from Asron village in Nawanshahr district.

Papers of 3 candidates rejected
Kharar, September 5
The nomination papers of three candidates contesting the Kharar municipal elections were cancelled today.

Encroachments removed
Ambala, September 5
In order to reduce traffic congestion, the national highway wing of the Haryana Public Works Department (building and roads) today removed encroachments along the National Highway-72 in Kala Amb area near the Himachal Pradesh border.


Bungling in Army purchases
Decide in a month, CBI director told
Chandigarh, September 5
The Punjab and Haryana High Court wants the Central Bureau of Investigation’s director to take a decision within a month on a representation alleging large-scale corruption in purchases made by the Army Ordinance Corps.

No third-degree torture to Ravinder: HC
Chandigarh, September 5
The Punjab and Haryana High Court does not want the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to subject accused Ravinder Singh to third-degree torture during his interrogation in the cash at judge’s doorstep case.

Court timings extended
Chandigarh, September 5
The Punjab and Haryana High Court Judges will hold court on working days for an additional 45 minutes. With the extension in the court timings, the Judges will now continue to hear the cases from 10 a.m. till 4.30 p.m., against the earlier timing of 3.45 pm.

Custodial Death
Seven accused cops get bail
Panchkula, September 5
The seven accused policemen in the custodial death case of Jogi, a resident of Shahbad Markanda, were granted bail after their detention for over eight months, here today.

Murder, Dacoity Case
Six accused in 10-day police remand
Panchkula, September 5
The six accused of dacoity and murder of a Canter driver were remanded in police custody for 10 days today. The police had produced the accused at a local court here.


Administrator’s Challenge Cup
Stephen’s Academy, CFA in semis
Chandigarh, September 5
Maintaining their winning spree, hosts Chandigarh Football Academy thrashed Rohit Football Academy, Orissa, 6-1 in a group A encounter of the 6th Administrator’s Challenge Cup All-India Football Tournament for Under-17 at football stadium, Sector 42, here today.

A match in progress during the 6th Administrator’s Challenge Cup All-India Football Tournament at the football stadium, Sector 42, in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: S.Chandan

Rain dashes Bhullar’s hopes
Finishes tied second in Pune golf meet
Chandigarh, September 5
A heavy downpour played spoilsport as it dashed any hopes second-placed Gaganjeet Bhullar may have had of taking on the challenge of Mohd Siddikur Rahman, the overnight leader, today when the fourth round was washed away, making the competition a three-round affair on the par 71 greens of the Poona Golf Club in Pune.

Katoch Shield
Chandigarh in command
Chandigarh, September 5
Chandigarh bundled up Jalandhar for 96 in 45.5 overs in the first match played for Katoch Shield at the cricket stadium, Sector 16, here today.

At 10, Sirjana has 84 medals already
Chandigarh, September 5
Winners start young and so did Sirjana Dhaliwal, who bagged two gold and two silver medals during the 6th Panthers All-India Speed Skating Championship Shaheed Captain Amit Verma Memorial in Meerut (UP) held at Karan Public School, Meerut, from August 28 to 30. The 10-year-old prodigy begins her day at 6 am, returns from school at 1.30 pm, goes for lawn tennis class from 5 pm to 6 pm, followed by skating class from 6.30 to 7:30. A student of class V in St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, Sirjana has already won 84 medals at national and school levels, including 42 gold medals.

Sirjana Dhaliwal with her medals and trophies.

St Soldier, Shishu Niketan register wins
Chandigarh, September 5
Saint Soldier International School got the better of VR Senior Secondary School Baddi by seven points in the girls quarterfinal on the second day of the CBSE Cluster XIII Kho-Kho Championship 2008-09 held at Saint Soldier International School, Sector 28, here today.

DAV College clinch TT title
Chandigarh, September 5
DAV College, Sector 10, thrashed Panjab University Campus 3-1 in the final of the Panjab University Inter-College Table Tennis Tournament at the PU Gymnasium here today.

Foreign players to feature in JP Atray meet
Chandigarh, September 5
The 15th All India J.P. Atray Memorial Cricket Tournament this year will feature quite a few international players in view of the cancellation of ICC Championship Trophy in Pakistan.

NICS in u-11 final
Patiala, September 5
A fine batting performance by Ikjot Singh (65) enabled National Institute of Cricket and other Sports (NICS) to beat Mohali Cricket Association (MCA) by 7 wickets in the last league match of the CSF cricket tournament for under-11 boys played here today.

TT: Easy win for DAV
Chandigarh, September 5
Kamaljeet Singh, Deepak Malik and Vipul of DAV College, Chandigarh claimed an easy win over SGGS College Chandigarh by 3-1 in the first semifinal match during the ongoing Inter College Table Tennis (Men) tournament held on Thursday at PU gymnasium hall.

Football, hockey selection trials
Chandigarh, September 5
Chandigarh Football and Hockey Academy will conduct selection trials for the vacant seats in Junior Hockey Academy on September 6. The boys born on or after January 1, 1998 and having minimum height of 140 cms are eligible for the selection trials.

Pari sails into semifinal
Chandigarh, September 5
Pari (Sonepat) defeated Riya (Panchkula) 22-20, 21-9 in the girls’ under-10 quarterfinal of the 42nd Haryana State (Junior) Badminton Championship held at Panchkula today.


Market chief’s guards beat up 60-yr-old
Chandigarh, September 5
A 60-year-old woman was admitted to Government Multi- Specialty Hospital, Sector-16, in an unconscious state today evening as she was allegedly beaten up by the security guards of market committee’s chairman at grain market, Sector-26, here today.

Man hit by vehicle, dies
Chandigarh, September 5
A man died after being allegedly hit by a vehicle at midnight yesterday. According to police sources, the man, in his mid-twenties, was crossing the road near the ITI turn at 11.45 pm when he was hit by the vehicle.


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