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Security beefed up on campus
Over 200 cops deployed for violence-free open house today

Chandigarh, September 10
With only two days left for the Panjab University Campus Students’ Council elections, the varsity authorities today reviewed the security arrangements on the campus for free, fair and violence-free polls.

Weapons reach PU hostel rooms
Chandigarh, September 10
Though intense police force and private security has been deployed on the university campus, the students here are still moving around with weapons in their vehicles.

Free access for outsiders in PU
Chandigarh, September 10
The student elections seem to be the best opportunity for the outsiders to hog the limelight. The former students, who have nothing to do with the varsity affairs, can be seen canvassing on the campus in violation of the Lyngdoh Committee rules.

Police takes out peace march
Chandigarh, September 10
For the upcoming elections of Panjab University Students’ Council, the police today took out a peace march in the university. There were around 200 police, CRPF and Commando personnel.
Police personnel hold flag march during election campaigning in Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Wednesday . Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan


A freshers’ party being organised by students of DAV College in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
FUN TIME: A freshers’ party being organised by students of DAV College in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Wooing voters with movies
Show-cause notice to INSO-SOI
Chandigarh, September 10
Campaigners of various political parties had a field day on the campus today as they put in their last-ditch efforts for garnering votes. Different party members were busy campaigning and approaching students to vote.

Engg students hold the key
Chandigarh, September 10
With the electioneering reaching its peak, three main parties in the fray have turned their focus on students in the professional courses, especially the University Institute of Engineering Technology (UIET) and Bachelor of Dental School (BDS).

Admn favours ‘tainted’ official for promotion
Chandigarh, September 10
The Chandigarh administration has reportedly jumped the gun in a bid to “accommodate” an officer whose name not only figures in a major corruption but he also does not fulfil the eligibility criteria for the post of sub-divisional engineer (SDE).

Finally, UT gets serious about border encroachments
Chandigarh/Mohali, September 10
The Chandigarh administration seems to have finally woken up and realised that large chunks of the city land that borders with Punjab and Haryana are being allegedly ‘encroached’ upon by Mohali and Panchkula.

The area shaded in red shows the disputed UT land bordering Mohali and Panchkula

Water supply to be suspended
Chandigarh, September 10
Due to replacement and repair of sluice valves by Punjab public health department near Sirhind road at Morinda, there will be no supply of water during 10am to 6pm on September 12 in city.


Wage board secy meets newspaper unions
Chandigarh, September 10
Representatives of The Tribune Employees Union, the Chandigarh Journalists Association (NUJ) and other unions met K.M. Sahni, former Union labour secretary and secretary of the Justice Kurup Wage Boards for Journalists and Non-journalists, at the UT Guest House here today.

BEAUTY QUEENS: Miss Fresher (right) with Ist and 2nd runners up at Centre Crafts Institute, Sector 11, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Swimmer ‘threatened’ by college professors
Chandigarh, September 10
Being an ace sportsperson proved a bane for a student when her teacher allegedly forced her to take admission in their college. The victim Gurwinder Kaur has lodged a complaint with the police in this regard.

PAN card drive to begin from Sept-end
Chandigarh, September 10
The Income Tax Department has suspended the issuance of Permanent Account Number (PAN) for the people of Chandigarh region with effect from today. Owing to the transfer of data from the Regional Computer Centre to the National Data Centre. The services will be resumed at the end of the month (after 29th September).

Theatre fest ends with comedy
Panchkula, September 10
The Eighth National Theatre Festival concluded with the staging of a comedy play “Saiyna Bhaye Kotwal..” by the Natrang theatre repertoire Jammu at the Inderdhanush Auditorium here today.

“Saiyna Bhaye Kotwal” being staged at Indradhanush Auditorium in Panchkula on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

From vendor to CEO Down Under
Chandigarh, September 10
From selling candles as a road side vendor in Sector 22 here, to becoming the chief executive officer (CEO) of one of the fastest growing start-up companies in Australia, Naresh Gulati has come a long way. The man, who was declared as a good-for-nothing by his family after he failed in college, has now created a vast business empire valued at Australian $ 100 million.

Centre approves 41 posts at GMCH
On annual day, Hooda releases Rs 5-lakh grant
Chandigarh, September 10
The ministry of health, Government of India, has approved 41 super-speciality posts at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, said GMCH director-cum-principal Prof Raj Bahadur.

5 BJP councillors walk out of MC meeting
Raise objection over holding the meeting outside the MC building
Panchkula, September 10
The municipal council today passed all 32 items on the agenda at the council meeting even as five of the eight councillors belonging to the BJP, led by V K Sood, staged a walkout over the issue of holding meeting outside MC office and presence of public on the occasion.

Bollywood producer and director Harry Baweja addresses a press conference in Patiala on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Manhandling of JE
Agitated PSEB staff ask cops to act
Mohali, September 10
Members of the Technical Services Union of the Punjab State Electricity Board held a gate rally outside the office of the subdivision Tech II here today in protest against the alleged manhandling of a junior engineer (JE) by a Phase XI resident. The protesters demanded the arrest of the person failing which the agitation would be intensified.

Hospital staff resent delay in salaries
Mohali, September 10
There is a feeling of resentment among doctors and other staff members of the civil hospital here over the failure of the authorities concerned to disburse their salaries on time.

A girl as Godess Saraswati stands on a rath during Shobha Yatra taken out in Ambala Cantonment organised by the Goga Peer Committee on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Kamal Sachar

Krishanjit gets charge of CHB CE
Chandigarh, September 10
The administration today handed over the charge of the chief engineer of the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) to Krishanjit Singh, who is the seniormost superintending engineer after SK Jaitley in the UT engineering department.

Health fair from September 21
Chandigarh, September 10
In order to deliver the health care facilities to the people residing in the backward areas of the city, the health department of Chandigarh administration has decided to organise a health fair. The fair will be organised at Bapudham colony, Sector 26. It will start from September 21.

UT’s compensation policy biased, say fire victims
Chandigarh, September 10
The fire-accident victims of Rajiv Gandhi Rehri Market, Sector 46, alleged Chandigarh administration adopting discriminatory compensation policy for the victims. Suresh Manchanda, president of rehri market, stated this while interacting with media today.

NCC cadets sensitised about cancer
Chandigarh, September 10
A cancer awareness workshop was organised by the NCC Group Headquarters, Chandigarh, in collaboration with the Sahayta Charitable Welfare Society, an NGO, here today. Over 500 cadets from all three wings of the NCC attended the workshop.


MCM girls protest against principal
Chandigarh, September 10
Agitated over the principal’s move of appointing a particular candidate as college president, students of MCM DAV, Sector 36, staged an aggressive protest here today and dubbed the action as “undemocratic”.

Students raise slogans, demanding a fair election at MCM DAV College in Sector 36, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan


Ancient Jahaaz haveli awaits renovation
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 10
The Jahaaz haveli of Diwan Todar Mal in Fatehgarh Sahib still awaits renovation. The haveli was recently taken over by the SGPC from the Punjab Virasat Charitable Trust, Mohali.

MC polls
SAD-BJP rallies focus on development
Kharar, September 10
Even as campaigning for municipal elections in Kharar will end after almost 48 hours, ruling SAD-BJP alliance today organised more than a dozen rallies in different wards of the town canvassing for their candidates.

Paragliding restarted at Pinjore
Kalka, September 10
After six months, the Civil Aviation Club, Pinjore, has restarted adventurous activities like paragliding and parasailing, which find special favour with school students.

Cong seeks 20 pc interim relief for employees
Bassi Pathana, September 10
The Congress leaders have urged the Punjab government to immediately give 20 per cent interim relief to its employees, till the constitution of Punjab Pay Commission.

Two killed, 2 injured in accidents
Kharar, September 10
Two persons were killed and two were injured in separate accidents here today. A newly married couple met with an accident near village Daun today. The accident took place afternoon, when Balwinder Singh (23) and his wife Kuldeep Kaur (20), residents of village Jhungiyan, were coming from Daddu Majra area in Chandigarh and were bound for their village.

The car which met with an accident in Kharar.

Job-oriented courses for minority students
Rajpura, September 10 NSIC will start job-oriented courses for the students belonging to the minority communities, said centre head A.K. Verma.

Medicare Act
IMA hails govt decision
Bassi Pathana, September 10
Members of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), at a meeting held here today, has welcomed the decision of the Punjab government for passing Medicare Persons and Medicare Institutions Act on the opening day of the assembly session.

Iffco-Tokio insurance office in Ambala
Ambala, September 10
Iffco-Tokio General Insurance Company today launched its new office in Ambala Cantt. With this, the company strengthens its commitment to corporates, retail urban and rural.


Jobs on compassionate ground
Employer not bound by promotion pleas: HC
Chandigarh, September 10
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today made it clear that an employer was under no obligation to consider representations for promotions submitted by employees hired on compassionate grounds.

Sahara to pay Rs 1 lakh for harassment
Chandigarh, September 10
District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Sahara India to pay Rs 1 lakh as compensation for causing mental and physical harassment to a resident of Sector 7.

Man gets life term for killing father
Chandigarh, September 10
Tragedy has hit Prakashi Devi twice. First it was the major setback of her son who killed her husband in 2006 and today her son was sentenced to life imprisonment.

Row with Cops: Ex-GM of firm gets bail
Chandigarh, September 10
A local court today granted bail to Phool Chand Sood, a retired GM of Coal India Limited.

Custody for flesh trade accused
Chandigarh, September 10
Ilaka magistrate Mahesh Kumar today sent seven accused arrested under the Immoral Trafficking Act by the police to judicial custody. The accused included owners of hotel Royal Plaza Manmohan Singh and Ashok Sethi.


Sandhu, Bhullar tied sixth in AIS Golf
Chandigarh, September 10
Harendra Gupta, Ajeetesh Sandhu and Ranjeet Singh from Chandigarh and 20-year-old Gaganjeet Bhullar from Kapurthala fired identical two under par 70 scores to occupy the joint sixth slot in the Rs 30 lakh AIS Golf Open PGTI event on the par 72 Golden Greens golf course in Gurgaon today.

A water-polo swimming contest in progress between S.D. College, Hoshiarpur, and the PU Campus team in Panjab University on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Move over ICL, Haryana bats for new cricket format
Chandigarh, September 10
If you are bored of ICL and IPL, then here is a new format of cricket formed by the Super-Cricket Association under the name “Haryana Super-Cricket Association” to provide full entertainment to the cricket fans, this was announced in a press conference, here today. The association will work under the agies of the Indian Super-Cricket Federation, which is affiliated to the International Super-Cricket committee. The headquarters of the Indian national body is situated at Luckhnow.

Amit enters semis in snooker
Chandigarh, September 10
The fourth day of Chandigarh Billiards and Snooker Championship had some good snooker matches here today at Sector 22.

Cricket Tourney
Sumeet leads Shivalik to victory
Chandigarh, September 10
Deadly bowling spell by Sumeet Kumar (4 for 16) enabled Shivalik Public School-41 to beat DAV Public School Sector 8 by 10 wickets in the inaugural Molly Carver Champions League Cricket tournament being organised by Chandigarh Cricket Association, affiliated to Haryana Cricket Association, at Government Senior Secondary School-19, here today.


14 cases of liquor seized
Chandigarh, September 10
The local police has arrested Gulshan Kumar, a resident of Sector 45, here, from Mataur barrier on September 9, and seized 14 cases of liquor from his car (PB-65-1956). A case has been registered under Sections 61 and 114 of the Excise Act in Sector 36 police post.


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