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Cop knocked down by underage biker, hurt
Traffic marshal Gurnam Singh at his Sector 10 residence after he fractured his leg in a road accident at Sector 45, Chandigarh, on Saturday.Chandigarh, August 28
Underage drivers continued to wreak havoc on city roads today, leaving 65-year-old traffic police marshal Gurnam Singh, who tried to stop a teenaged motorcyclist without a helmet, with a fractured leg.

Traffic marshal Gurnam Singh at his Sector 10 residence after he fractured his leg in a road accident at Sector 45, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Admn websites sitting ducks for hackers
Chandigarh, August 28
Cases of hacking into websites of the UT administration departments are becoming more frequent and sophisticated.


Divorces on the rise
Chandigarh, August 28
Cases involving martial discord are steadily increasing in the city. The recent amendment in the matrimonial laws to add “irretrievable breakdown of marriage” or mutual consent to get a divorce has only added a new dimension and may lead to an increase in the number of couples parting ways as it is expected to further simplify the divorce process.

PU bans student excursion trips till poll
Chandigarh, August 28
In a bid to prevent student leaders from misusing “excursion” trips to influence students to vote for their groups in the upcoming elections, Panjab University officials have prohibited such trips till September 5. The move follows an incident on Friday night in which PU officials forcibly stopped a bus on the campus carrying 60 students of the chemistry department from departing on such a trip.

Interest in student election waning in colleges
Chandigarh, August 28
With the number of those voting having dipped by almost 20 per cent in the past three years, student elections have failed to generate much enthusiasm among college students. In the absence of any major issues, the so-called “democratic exercise” aimed at giving students a voice is increasingly being used as a tool to gather sidekicks for university leaders.

Garbage mounts, MC sleeps
Chandigarh, August 28
While infectious diseases like swine flu and dengue are spreading their wings in the city, heaps of garbage could be seen intact today at Motor Market, Mani Majra, where Gurmeet Singh, a resident of Sector 36, who died at Fortis Hospital, Mohali, on Thursday, ran a shop of motor spare parts. He had been ill since August14.

Show of strength

Supporters of four student organisations, including the ABVP, PUSU, the SOI and SOPU, raise flags and banners of their respective organisations during an election campaign on the Panjab University campus, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Tribune photos: Vinay Malik


PU Poll
Outsiders won’t be allowed, say authorities
Chandigarh, August 28
Having received complaints of outsiders participating in the massive rally held on the Panjab University south campus on Friday, the authorities today cautioned student leaders and informed them about the punishment laid down by the Lyngdoh Committee through a letter.

Amendment in Enemy Property Act sought
Chandigarh, August 28
Seeking amendment in the Enemy Property Act, Ranjana Sahi, a member of national executive committee of the BJP, today said before the Union government transferred properties in India in the name of Pakistani nationals, who had to leave them due to partition, we must first ensure the property rights of those Indians, who had to leave their properties in Pakistan due to partition.

Student ‘thrown out’ of Barwala college hostel
Had already deposited Rs 18,000 as hostel fee besides ` 3,500 as security
Panchkula, August 28
The infighting between two engineering institutes in Barwala is causing problems to the students who come from far-flung areas like Jammu and Kashmir to these institutes for studies.

Personal hearing sought in Rathore parole plea
Panchkula, August 28
Madhu Parkash, who had been at the forefront in fighting the Ruchika molestation case against former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore, today urged the Panchkula Deputy Commissioner for personal hearing before taking any decision on the parole application filed by the former DGP.

Sofat fails to appear before Panchkula police
Panchkula, August 28
Ludhiana-based doctor Sumit Sofat, accused in an attempted murder case, has failed to appear before the Panchkula police to join investigation.Dr Sofat, while seeking bail, had assured the Punjab and Haryana High Court that he would join the investigations before the Chandimandir police.


Students of the University Institute of Engineering and Technology present a play based on global warming at the Sector 17 Plaza in Chandigarh on Saturday.
Students of the University Institute of Engineering and Technology present a play based on global warming at the Sector 17 Plaza in Chandigarh on Saturday. Trbune photo: Nitin Mittal

Musical tributes paid to Mukesh
Chandigarh, August 28
The larger-than-life-image of legendary Bollywood playback singer Mukesh swelled up in the minds of intrusive audience, as artistes of Legendary Mukesh Musical Arts and Cultural Society (LEMACS) paid musical tributes to the celebrated doyen of the filmy music at the Tagore Theatre here today.

Students get tips on flight safety
Chandigarh, August 28
Roping in schoolchildren to spread awareness about flight safety, the Indian Air Force held a campaign at the Air Force station here today, in which over 1,000 students from local schools participated.

‘Squint in eyes can be treated in childhood’
Chandigarh, August 28
The treatment of squint in the eyes is possible at any age but it is always better if it is treated during childhood. However, many parents keep on delaying the treatment, which reduces the chances of optimum recovery.

Residents block road for two hours
Zirakpur, August 28
Residents of Krishna Enclave today blocked the Dhakoli Road in protest of the lack of basic amenities, including power, water and poor condition of roads. More than 100 residents of the colony raised slogans against Powercom and state government. The road was blocked for two hours. The residents stated that the protest would continue until an official from the department assured them of a solution.

Encroachers in a tight spot
Mohali, August 28
Encroachers in illegal meat market of Phase VI, who often force the enforcement staff of Mohali to beat a hasty retreat, today got in a tight situation when they found themselves sandwiched between the Mohali police and the Chandigarh police.

Shivalik manch to stage dharna on Sept 6
Panchkula, August 28
The Shivalik Vikas Manch will stage a dharna outside the office of Haryana State Staff Selection Commission on September 6.The manch is protesting against the state government for not providing jobs to youths belonging to backward Shivalik areas.

Race on Dhyan Chand’s birth anniversary
Chandigarh, August 28
The National Sports Day would be organised by the Chandigarh sports department tomorrow to mark the birth anniversary of hockey legend Dhyan Chand.About 500 sportspersons would take part in the race to be organised by the department.


DAV-10 principal cancels open house
Chandigarh, August 28
Striving hard to avoid any unwanted incident in this election season, DAV College, Sector 10, principal BC Josan today cancelled the scheduled open house as a part of disciplinary measures.

NCC sailing expedition flagged off
Chandigarh, August 28
To inculcate team spirit and generate interest in the water-borne sports and adventure activities, the NCC is undertaking a sailing expedition that was flagged-off from Sukhna Lake here yesterday.

SD College student gets fellowship
Chandigarh, August 28
Vikas Garg, a student of BSc at GGDSD College, Sector 32 C, Chandigarh, has been awarded a fellowship under the Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojna (KVPY) funded by the department of science and technology, Government of India.


Rural games kick off in Patiala
A handball match in progress on the first day of Inter-Block Rural Games at Polo Ground in Patiala on Saturday.Patiala, August 28
The Inter Block Rural Games (U-16) for boys and girls began at Polo Ground, Patiala, here today.Chairman of the Punjab Youth Development Board Gurpreet Singh Raju Khanna inaugurated the games.

A handball match in progress on the first day of Inter-Block Rural Games at Polo Ground in Patiala on Saturday.Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

‘India needs to control greenhouse emissions’
Ropar, August 28
In a ranking that we are not proud of, India has leaped from 12th rank to 4th rank in greenhouse emissions the past 10 years.

Stress on conservation of environment
Patiala, August 28
Nanhi Chaan and Environment Conservation Cell of Khalsa College, Patiala, celebrated Vanamahotsava on the college premises in coordination with an NGO, Dedicated Brothers. It was dedicated to the slogan of SGPC, “Har Vehre Hove Rukh, Ehe Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee Da Nishana Parmukh”.

Staff crunch at PG college in Kalka
Kalka, August 28
Aruna Asif Ali Postgraduate College, Kalka, has been facing staff crunch these days.

9 stolen mobiles seized
Dera Bassi, August 28
The police claims to have busted a gang of mobile phone thieves with the arrest of three persons and also seized nine mobiles from their possession. The accused have been identified as Munish Kumar and Rohit Kumar, both residents of Dera Bassi, and Balkar Singh, a resident of nearby Amlala village. 

Black-flag protest by ex-servicemen
Patiala, August 28
Alleging that a judgment by the Supreme Court regarding the discrepancies in the pension system was being ignored, a large number of ex-servicemen and senior citizens here today participated in a ‘black flag’ protest.


Poisoning Case
Woman gets 3-yr imprisonment, fined Rs 2,000
Chandigarh, August 28
Additional District and Sessions Judge Gurbir Singh today sentenced Kamaljit Kaur to three-year imprisonment for poisoning complainant Avtar Singh. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 2,000 on her.

Suicide Case
Victim’s relatives move court
Seek handling of probe by SP-rank officer
Chandigarh, August 28
Relatives of Maya today moved an application in the district courts seeking handling over of the investigation to an SP-rank officer. Maya had committed suicide in a church recently.


Man booked for abducting minor girl
Mohali, August 28
The police today booked one person for allegedly abducting a minor girl from Samgoli village. The accused has been identified Jagbir Singh, a resident of Fatehpur village, Dera Bassi.

Robbery at Mohali house
Stolen scooter used in crime
Mohali, August 28
In yesterday’s incident of robbery at an MIG house in Sector 70 here, the police has found that the Honda Activa scooter, on which the three robbers had come, had been stolen from Kharar. A fake registration number of Chandigarh had been fixed on the scooter to misguide the police.


Badminton meet from today
Panchkula, August 28
The North Zone Indian Audit and Accounts Department Badminton Tournament will commence tomorrow at Badminton Hall, Sector 42, here.Stating this in a press release here today, the spokesperson said in the opening match, AG Himachal Pradesh would take on AG Haryana at 10.30 am.

Players in action during a hockey match at the Sector 42 hockey stadium, Chandigarh. Surjit Academy steer into final
Chandigarh, August 28
Surjit Academy, Jalandhar, is all set to lock horns with Shivalik Hockey Academy, Mohali, in the final of the ONGC 9th SN VOHRA Sub-junior U-14 Hockey Tournament to be played tomorrow at the Sector 42 hockey stadium.

Players in action during a hockey match at the Sector 42 hockey stadium, Chandigarh.Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Fatehdeep claims U-14 title
Chandigarh, August 28
CLTA trainee Fatehdeep Singh won the boys U-14 title by defeating Garvit Batra in the final 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 of the MCC-Adidas Nationals held in Chennai today.

Yogesh takes Stepping Stones home
Chandigarh, August 28
An impressive all-round performance by Yogesh helped Stepping Stones, Sector 37, beat DAV School, Sector 15, on the second day of the Inter-school Saupin’s Gold Cup Cricket Tournament held on the BTS-48 ground here today. After winning the toss, DAV-15 elected to bat and were bundled out for just 85 runs in the stipulated 20 overs.


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