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Cops battle it out with Aanganwari protesters 
Where are women cops? ASP Madhur Verma physically removes Aanganwari workers from the protest siteChandigarh, September 8
The Chandigarh police arrested 454 women members of the Punjab State Aanganwari Workers Union, who sat in protest on the road separating Sector 16 and 17 near Cricket Stadium here today afternoon.

Where are women cops? ASP Madhur Verma physically removes Aanganwari workers from the protest site on Monday afternoon. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Dengue targets12 in Mohali 
Residents blame MC for poor sanitation
Mohali, September 8
The number of persons suffering from dengue fever in Mohali has risen to 12 even as residents blame the Municipal Council for failing to maintain proper sanitation in the town.

UT unmindful of water wastage
Chandigarh, September 8
Water may be in shortage in rest of the country but in Chandigarh, it seems to be going down the drain.

Undertrial escapes; 2 cops booked
Ropar, September 8
An undertrial escaped from the police custody while being produced in district courts today. The under-trial, Gurdeep Singh alias Rhoda, a resident of Chamkaur Sahib, was arrested on August 21 this year. He was arrested for attempt to murder and beating up Balwinder Singh from Chamkaur Sahib. The police had lodged an FIR on August 20, 2006 against Gurdeep Singh and his accomplice Lakhwinder Singh alias Babbu.

Rajasthani nomads, originally from Chittorgarh, on their way to camp at Saketri near Chandigarh
Rajasthani nomads, originally from Chittorgarh, on their way to camp at Saketri near Chandigarh. 
Tribune photo: Karam Singh

Punjab teachers besiege SAD office
Chandigarh, September 8
Punjab’s ETT teachers outsmarted the Chandigarh Police and laid a siege on the Sector 28 office of SAD for two hours this afternoon.

Ban on smoking? Prisoners free to puff
Chandigarh, September 8
Had cinestar Sanjay Dutt been lodged in the city’s Burail jail, perhaps he would’nt have faced the controversy over smoking in the barracks of the Yerawada jail. Believe it or not, smoking is permitted in this jail of Chandigarh, which incidentally is the first city in the country to go ‘smoke free’.


Musical soiree for visually impaired
Chandigarh, September 8
A blind student operates a sewing machine as Editor-in-Chief of the Tribune Group H. K. Dua and tourism director Vivek Atray look on at the Institute for Blind in Chandigarh “Strange are the ways of the Almighty with contradictory attributes of the creator and destroyer, the blind or persons with low vision are blessed with wisdom and special qualities,” opined H.K. Dua, Editor-in-Chief of The Tribune Group of Newspapers, who was the chief guest at a special musical concert and prize-distribution function at the Institute for the Blind, Sector 26, here today. 

Eye for detail:
A blind student operates a sewing machine as Editor-in-Chief of the Tribune Group H. K. Dua and tourism director Vivek Atray look on at the Institute for Blind in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan 

Onam with leprosy patients
Chandigarh, September 8
Onam, the harvest festival of Kerala, is round the corner. Malayalis in the tricity have already started their celebrations in right earnest.

A comedy with mythological plot
Artistes perform "Bhagwat Jajukan" during the National Drama Festival at Indradhanush AuditoriumPanchkula, September 8
Theatre aficionados were treated to another genre of old Sanskrit drama evolved in Bundeli dialect on the sixth day of the ongoing national theatre festival at Indradhanush auditorium here today. Weaved in mythological orientation, the play, a crisp comedy, was presented by the Nat Bundele theatre group of Bhopal. Written by Bodhayan, the play was directed by Alakhnandan.

Artistes perform "Bhagwat Jajukan" during the National Drama Festival at Indradhanush Auditorium on Monday. Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

25 pc Group ‘A’ posts vacant in UT: Census
Chandigarh, September 8
About 25 per cent Group "A" posts are lying vacant in the Chandigarh Administration. This has been revealed in "the Census of the Government Employees the Chandigarh Administration-2007 and the Census of the Public Sector Undertaking and Local Bodies Employees of the Chandigarh Administration-2007" released by the Directorate of Economics and Statistics here today.

Gold medal for scientist
S.K. MittalChandigarh, September 8
S K Mittal, scientist at the Central Scientific Instruments Organisation, here has been conferred with the 19th IETE-Hari Ramji Toshniwal Gold Medal for the year 2007 in recognition of his contribution to research, design and development of advanced public safety instrumentation for snow and avalanche studies and the Railways.

S.K. Mittal

Corbusier’s furniture to be restored
Chandigarh, September 8
In a step towards preservation and restoration of the rich cultural heritage of the city, the Chandigarh Administration has decided to identify and restore the heritage furniture designed by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. Small-scale movable articles like furniture, small carpets and related things used by Le Corbusier or created in his time would be restored.

‘Reading young authors inspired me to write’
TishaaChandigarh, September 8
Dressed in a pretty pink frock and engrossed in Harry Potter, Tishaa evades the much professed image of an author, and comes across as just another eighteen year old bubbly girl mesmerized by her dreams and untouched by ground reality, till she opens her mouth. Talking about her maiden book, Tishaa reveals that what motivated her to write a book at such a young age was reading books of young authors. “I have read these several times. Every time I pick up a book, always read about the author, who wrote the book and at what age.


MC sans vice-chiefs for one year
Mohali, September 8
Democratic norms have been thrown to the winds by the district administration which has failed to hold the yearly election to the top posts of senior vice-president and vice-president of the Mohali Municipal Council.

Pak girl gets new life in Fortis
Mohali, September 8
The Rotary International and the Fortis today announced that the heart surgery on 11-month-old Pakistani baby girl, Yusra, had been successful and she had been discharged from the hospital.

Central business district to outclass Chandigarh: Sukhbir
Mohali, September 8
If the Akali government has its way, the city will soon outdo Chandigarh, as far as ultra modern infrastructure was concerned.

Industrial Plots
UT amends conversion policy

Chandigarh, September 8
The Chandigarh administration has amended the conversion policy for industrial plots in the Industrial Area.

Guv reviews MC’s work on waste management
Chandigarh, September 8
Sticking to his commitment made to the residents of Dadu Majra Colony a week back, UT administrator S.F. Rodrigues today visited the site of city garbage collection near the municipal solid waste management plant. He took stock of the situation and reviewed the work in progress for managing the solid waste by the municipal corporation.

Opening of apple market faces roadblock
Panchkula, September 8
The opening of the apple market at New Grain and Vegetable Market seems to be delayed as commission agents at the grain market have moved the court pleading that the opening of the apple market in the area would lead to the drastic change of layout plan of the market.

‘Sukhna can be desilted at lower cost’
Chandigarh, September 8
Former engineer-in-chief of the Haryana irrigation department SP Malhotra today pleaded that there was no need to desilt the Sukhna Lake at a high cost.

Bus stop lacks shelter


PU Student Elections
ABVP activists take out a rally at Student Centre, Panjab UniversitySOPU, PUSU focus on UIET

Chandigarh, Septembesr 8
As the PU campus reopened today after two days, it was a race among different student bodies on the campus for canvassing since morning. Evidently, various leaders of the student bodies wanted to outdo each other in reaching out to students and went from one department to the other thoughout the day.

ABVP activists take out a rally at Student Centre, Panjab University, on Monday. 
Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

PU set to get new leaders 
Chandigarh, September 8
The stringent Lyngdoh Committee recommendations have once again pushed back the “faces” of the major student bodies on the campus. Blame it on the cases registered against the student leaders or their lack of fulfilling the required condition of 75 per cent attendance or even having no examination arrears. The fact is that those who have been the poster boys of PU politics throughout the previous year are ultimately ineligible for contesting council elections.

SOPU activists protest outside the VC office at Panjab University SOPU raises slogans against law dept
Chandigarh, September 8
Student elections are not only causing difference of opinion among various student groups but also among the university authorities. This was evident when a group of students led by SOPU president Brinder Dhillon created a ruckus inside the compound of the VC’s office today for more than an hour.

SOPU activists protest outside the VC office at Panjab University on Monday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Poll round the corner but frenzy missing
Chandigarh, September 8
The electioneering in Panjab University seems to have lost all colour. Gone are the days when elections used to electrify the campus and turn it into a happening place - posters all around, young boys and girls thronging Students’ Centre for discussions and debates over a cup of “chai”, campaigning at odd hours of the day and the late night parties where the distinct flavour was politics.

Violence at PU: No action against erring students
Chandigarh, September 8
Violence is the hallmark of the Panjab University politics. Incidents of violence involving members of different student unions are a routine affair during every elections. The police, too, fulfils its responsibility by registering cases against the students, but there is rarely a case in which conviction takes place despite many gory incidents like vehicle smashing, assaulting, firing bullets etc.

Mid-day meal: HRD ministry raps admn 
Chandigarh, September 8
The shocking revelations by the ministry of human resource development (MHRD) that majority of the students - 84.23 per cent in rural areas and 94.97 per cent in urban areas - in the city schools were deprived of cooked meal under the mid-day meal scheme in the past fiscal has come as a rap on the knuckles of the Chandigarh administration.

Pledges mark Literacy Day
Chandigarh, September 8
Fresh pledges and promises to spread literacy marked the World Literacy Day today in a function organised by adult education unit at Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 10. Jean Rodrigues, president, Indian Council For Child Welfare, congratulated the efforts taken by ‘preraks’ to widen the horizon of education and appreciated their achievements in making 'continuing education and income generating programmes' of National Literacy Mission a success.


Toilets in rural schools, Aanganwaris soon
Ropar, September 8
Toilets would be constructed in rural schools and Aanganwaris on a priority basis under the Government of India's total sanitation campaign, said deputy commissioner B. Purushartha while presiding over the meeting of the District Water Supply  and Sanitation Committee here today.

Camp on entrepreneurship ends
Ropar, September 8
A special awareness camp on entrepreneurship concluded after three days of brainstorming sessions with experts and industrial representatives. It was organised by Rayat Institute of Engineering and Information Technology in collaboration with Indian Society for Technical Education and National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board.

Lions Club honours 3 teachers
Zirakpur, September 8
The Lions Club, Zirakpur, honoured three teachers on Teachers’ Day here on Friday. The function started with the speech from president Krishan Garg. He spoke about the values of teachers in the present time. He said in the society teachers are more helpful for children’s grooming and without teachers, students cannot learn about life.

Pbi varsity functioning well: Sikh forum
Patiala, September 8
The Sikh Intelligentsia Forum held its meeting under the chair of Dr Kulbir Singh Dhillon to discuss the recent developments at Punjabi University. The forum felt that the university was growing under the leadership of vice-chancellor Dr Jaspal Singh as he was taking a number of steps in favour of the faculty and students of the university.

2-year-old raped; accused held
Patiala, September 8
A two-year-old girl was allegedly raped by 60-year-old Balbir Chand in Indra Colony, Tripuri, yesterday. The victim family were tenants of Balbir Chand.

Rural education top priority, says Kanwaljit
Patiala, September 8
Punjab cooperation minister, Capt Kanwaljit Singh, said primary education in rural areas will be given top priority. This was stated by the minister at a function organised by a social organisation, Manav Kalyan Parishad. The minister added that to improve the infrastructure in rural schools, a grant of Rs 70 lakh was sanctioned for each assembly segment in the state.

Surjit Singh is Fatehgarh Sahib DC
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 8 Fatehgarh Sahib deputy commissioner Ashok Kumar Singla has been transferred today and the orders regarding his next posting would be issued later, said a press release of the Punjab government. Surjit Singh, who was deployed as the deputy commissioner of Mansa, has now been appointed as DC of Fatehgarh Sahib.

Haphazard parking creates ruckus in Ambala Cantt
Narrow streets, encroachments worsen the situation
Ambala, September 8
The narrow and congested streets in Ambala Cantt pose a big traffic hazard to the residents and the commuters alike. The problem is at its worst in the market area where there is no provision for parking.


Consumer Forum
Women society asked to pay Rs 1 lakh 

Chandigarh, September 8
District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has asked the Working Women Rural Welfare Society in Sector 30 to pay compensation of Rs 1 lakh for deficiency in service. The society was also held guilty for compelling the petitioner to enter into litigation.

High Court to forgo 15-minute break
Chandigarh, September 8
Keeping in mind the reluctance of the Bar to stay beyond 4 pm for bringing down the pendency of cases, the Punjab and Haryana High Court judges today decided to forgo their 15-minute tea break.

Defence secy directed to release disability pension to ex-Major
Authorities had paid only Rs 500 
Chandigarh, September 8
Justice Permod Kumar of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed union defence secretary Vijay Singh to release service element of disability pension to an ex-Major, else be present in the court on October 15 to face contempt proceedings.

Six get 6-month jail in assault case
Chandigarh, September 8
Additional District and Sessions Judge R.S. Attri today sentenced Jagtar Singh and five others to six-month imprisonment in an assault case. The court also directed the accused to pay a fine of Rs 1,000 to the complainant.

Orders on recovery officer’s salary stayed
Chandigarh, September 8
Gurnam Singh, recovery officer at debts recovery tribunal, was asked to refund money from his raised salary a year after the orders of enhanced pay scale were reversed.

Bansal’s bail plea adjourned to Sept 18
Chandigarh, September 8
The CBI special court today adjourned the bail petition of Sanjeev Bansal to September 18 after the defense counsel requested the court to keep the orders pending until the decision on the anticipatory bail of co-accused Ravinder Singh was pronounced in the cash-at-judge’s door case.


CFA, Mohun Bagan set up title clash
Chandigarh, September 8
A match in progress during the 6th Administrator’s Challenge Cup All-India Football Tournament at the Sector 17 Football Stadium, Chandigarh Chandigarh Football Academy (CFA) got the better of their mighty rival Indian Football Association (IFA) of Kolkata by 2-0 in semifinals during the 6th Administrator’s Challenge Cup All-India Football Tournament for Under-17 held at the Sector 17 Football Stadium here today.

A match in progress during the 6th Administrator’s Challenge Cup All-India Football Tournament at the Sector 17 Football Stadium, Chandigarh, on Monday. A Tribune photograph

‘Coaches must visit schools to tap talent’ 
Andre KuenhChandigarh, September 8
“Oh! That was a wrong pass. You should have taken it from the right.” Sitting on stands and cheering the players in the most zealous manner possible, Andre Kuenh, the German football coach, appointed by the sports department, Chandigarh, breaks all the preconceived notions about the coach moment. He starts speaking while thoroughly engrossed in the match.

Andre Kuenh

Winning team of Multani Mal Modi College after winning Inter-College Kayaking and Canoeing Championship in Patiala
Winning team of Multani Mal Modi College after winning Inter-College Kayaking and Canoeing Championship in Patiala on Monday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Ludhiana all out for 238 in 94.3 overs
Chandigarh, September 8
In the last league matches of the Punjab State Inter District Cricket Tournament for Katoch Shield, Ludhiana District, winning the toss at Sector 16 Stadium against Chandigarh District, scored 238 for all in 94.3 overs.

Badminton tourney from Sept 17
Chandigarh, September 8
Chandigarh Badminton Club, under the aegis of Chandigarh Badminton Association, will organise 20th Yonex Chandigarh State Badminton Championship from September 17 to 21 at Sports Complex, Badminton Hall, Sector 42, here.


Youth on mobike run over by truck
Chandigarh, September 8
Anil, 19, was crushed to death today after a truck ran over him at Khajeri Chowk in Sector 43. The deceased was riding a motor cycle (CH-04-C-8491) with pillion rider Uma Shanker when the truck ran over the two. The pillion rider has sustained serious injuries and was rushed to Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, after the incident.



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