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2 days to go, poll code goes for a toss
Chandigarh, September 1
SOI supporters raise slogans during campaigning Despite an imposition of the code of conduct 48 hours before the commencement of the election process on September 3 at Panjab University.

SOI supporters raise slogans during campaigning

Scuffle at law dept
Chandigarh, September 1
A day before the student council elections, tempers ran high at the department of laws, Panjab University, today where a scuffle between supporters of arch rivals PUSU and SOPU was reported yet again.

Principals seek removal of PU assistant dean
Stage dharna outside Vice-Chancellorís office
Chandigarh, September 1
Elected senators from the principalsí constituency staged a protest outside the Panjab University Vice-Chancellorís office here today. They were demanding removal of PU Assistant Dean, College Development Council, Keshav Malhotra alleging that he had been indifferent to the development of colleges.


4 property dealers held
The arrested property dealers being taken for medical examination in Chandigarh on Wednesday Bid to sell NRIís house worth Rs 10 cr
Chandigarh, September 1
The police has arrested four property dealers and a dhaba owner on charges of forging documents of a UK-based NRI to sell his Sector 15 residential property worth Rs 10 crore.

The arrested property dealers being taken for medical examination in Chandigarh on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Status report on Rathoreís land submitted
Panchkula, September 1
It was a hectic day for the district administration as the SDM submitted the status report on the land owned by former DGP SPS Rathore while Abha Rathore, his wife, met the Deputy Commissioner here today, seeking early decision on the parole application filed by her husband.

CHB mulls disposal of vacant properties
Chandigarh, Septmeber 1
The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) has finally spared a thought to the 1,924 houses worth crores lying vacant across the city.

Snehalaya inmate raped, pregnant
Chandigarh, September 1
The police today arrested a 27-year-old resident of Sector 56 on charges of raping a 14-year-old inmate of Snehalaya, an orphanage in Maloya, when she was staying in Bapu Dham Colony, Sector 26, about three months ago.


Newbornís Death
Medical fraternity opposes criminal case suggestion
Chandigarh, September 1
While the inquiry report into the death of a newborn at the Government Multi-Speciality Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, has indicted five doctors and four other staff members, the recommendations of the Legal Remembrancer for registering a criminal case against them have come under severe criticism from the medical fraternity.


Boys have fun during showers at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Wednesday
Boys have fun during showers at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Meagre wages to outsourced staff
Admn to get tough with contractors
Chandigarh, September 1
In a ray of hope for over 5,000 outsourced employees working in various wings of the Chandigarh administration on meagre wages, the UT administration has decided to get tough with their contractors and ensure minimum wages to them.

I-T officials to be back in action
Nationwide protest called off; offenders beware
Chandigarh, September 1
Tax offenders, beware now! The income tax department, which had virtually given up raids and surveys to unearth tax evasions due to the agitation by about 4,000 employees of the North-West region, that included the city, would be back in action, with the nationwide protest being called off today.

CATís no to stay on dept proceedings in graft case
Chandigarh, September 1
Demarcating between departmental proceedings and criminal inquiry, the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) today dismissed an application filed by Ashish Vajpayee, presently working as the Assistant Registrar of Companies and official liquidator at the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Chandigarh.

Haryana Tourism Day
Panchkula, September 1 Students participated in cultural programmes organised by the Haryana Tourism Department at Red Bishop in Sector 1 to mark the 37th Haryana Tourism Day. A painting competition was organised.

Janamashtmi celebrated
Panchkula, September 1 Tiny tots of New India Senior Secondary School, Sector 15, gave dance performances to mark Janamastami. Students danced to the tunes of devotional songs. Also, tiny tots from pre nursery to KG of Blue Bird High School, Sector 16, participated in singing and dancing competitions.

Monsoon on the wane in city
Chandigarh, September 1
After unleashing heavy rainfall in the city ó nearly 800 mm ó and its neighbouring Punjab and Haryana in the past two months, monsoon has started subsiding with hot and humid conditions back in the city.

Land record staff meet revenue minister
Ropar, September 1
Activists of the Punjab Land Record Society Employees Welfare Association met with revenue minister Ajit Singh Kohar to put forth their long-pending demands.

Police Complaints Authority secy
Chandigarh, September 1
The Joint Secretary (Home) of the Chandigarh administration has been designated convener-cum-secretary of the Police Complaints Authority.

Administratorís Advisory Council
Chairpersons of nine standing panels named
Chandigarh, September 1
Peopleís participation in the decision-making process got a shot in the arm yesterday with the Chandigarh administration nominating chairpersons of nine standing committees of the Administratorís Advisory Council (AAC).

Newborn abandoned
Chandigarh, September 1
A male newborn was found near the CTU workshop at Phase I, Industrial Area, here this afternoon. A passerby informed the police around 2:55 pm that the baby was lying in a ditch near the workshop.

Draped In Festivity

A temple bedecked with lighting on the eve of Janamashtmi in Sector 20, Chandigarh, on Wednesda
A temple bedecked with lighting on the eve of Janamashtmi in Sector 20, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Jail inmate flees PGI
Chandigarh, September 1
An inmate of the Ludhiana jail, under treatment at the PGI here, escaped from the custody of three jail wardens yesterday.

3 more cases of dengue
Chandigarh, September 1
Three more patients of dengue from the city have been hospitalised here today. While a patient from Sector 39 was admitted to the Civil Hospital in Mohali, two others from Sectors 15 and 43 were admitted at a private hospital in Mohali. With this, the total number of dengue patients has reached five. Earlier, two persons from Sectors 15 and 40 were found suffering from dengue.

Violation of agreement
Councillor demands action against contractor
Mohali, September 1
A private contractor has allegedly failed to maintain Rose Garden in Phase III-B1 here in violation of the terms of the agreement compelling a municipal councillor to demand action against him.

Capt Kanwaljit remembered
Zirakpur, September 1
In remembrance of their former senior Akali leader Capt Kanwaljit Singh on his 68th birthday, SAD party workers today organised a blood donation camp at Gurdwara Sahib in Baltana. More than 85 persons donated blood during the camp.

Gogoi to be new Punjab & Haryana HC judge
Chandigarh, September 1
Acting Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court, Justice Ranjan Gogoi, will be administered oath as a judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on September 10.


Poll pitch refuses to lower
Students campaign at DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Wednesday A big no to mainstream politics
Chandigarh, September 1
Fresh faces have unexpectedly replaced the familiar ones after student parties announced alliances on the Panjab University campus. Yet a common thread between the old and the new student leaders of PU is their similar sentiments to not join the mainstream politics.

Students campaign at DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

SOPU complains against PUSU
Activists misuse candidateís personal information
Chandigarh, September 1
The Student Organisation of Panjab University (SOPU) lodged a complaint with the returning officer of PU student election against the Panjab University Students Union (PUSU) for maligning the image of their presidential candidate Mohit Taneja.

His deeds speak louder than words
Chandigarh, September 1
Hailing from a family of government employees, this yearís SOPU-ABVP presidential candidate had not thought of contesting the student council election till a week back.

The wooing act
A ballot box being taken to Panjab University on Wednesday Chandigarh, September 1
Effort by student organisations to persuade voters through outings, movies and dance parties continued today as well on the Panjab University campus. Incidents of students being taken for a movie at a local mall and yet another one of organising a dance party were reported from the campus.

A ballot box being taken to Panjab University on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Course on trauma life support begins at PGI
Chandigarh, September 1
To deal with increasing cases of trauma, a leading cause of death in India, the department of anaesthesia and intensive care, PGI, started a two-day comprehensive trauma life support (CTLS) course here today.

Cops hold flag march on campus
Chandigarh, September 1
The Chandigarh police yesterday carried out a flag march at Panjab University in the wake of forthcoming students election.


Amenities missing, patients turn to private hospitals
Waterlogged entrance to the emergency ward of the Ambala Cantt civil hospitalAmbala, September 1
Condition of Government Hospitals has always been the biggest concerns of the government as well as poor people. Time and again lack of facilities and proper staff has been talked about but to no avail.

Waterlogged entrance to the emergency ward of the Ambala Cantt civil hospital. A Tribune photograph

Poor response from voters
Ambala, September 1
The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) election has evoked a poor response from Sikh voters in Ambala district this year in spite of the one month extension given by the authorities for registration of the voters in the state.

Railway employee held for graft
Ambala, September 1
The Anti-Corruption Branch of the CBI has arrested a section engineer working in Northern Railway at Ambala Cantt for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 40,000 from the complainant.

Thieves strike at copís house
Panchkula, September 1
Keeping the police on its heels thieves once again struck in Raipur Rani decamping with cash, jewellery and other valuable items worth Rs 10 lakh from residential and commercial establishments in the wee hours of this morning.


Consumer Courts
SBI Life manager gets two-year jail
Chandigarh, September 1
District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum today sentenced the manager of SBI Life Insurance Company Limited to imprisonment of two years for not complying with its orders.

Saji Mohan not produced in court, yet again
Chandigarh, September 1
High hopes of former Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Director Saji Mohan being produced in the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Lalit Batra today fell flat as he was not produced before the judge yet again.

Fake ID Cards
3 home guards acquitted
Chandigarh, September 1
Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMIC) Sunil Kumar today acquitted three home guard personnel in a case of issuing fake home guard identity cards.

Israeliís Case
Statement of cop recorded
Chandigarh, September 1
Additional District and Sessions Judge Lalit Batra today recorded the statement of Panipat-based sub-inspector Bachan Singh in the case against Israel national Lior Avi Ben Moyal, nabbed with 155 kg of contraband.

Disproportionate assets case
Chartered accountant questioned
Mohali, September 1
A chartered accountant was questioned by a Special Judge here today in connection with the disproportionate assets case against Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, his wife Surinder Kaur Badal, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, and others.


Labourer commits suicide
Chandigarh, September 1
Jagat Singh, a 31-year-old labourer, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan hook at his residence in Dariya village here today.

Eight held for consuming liquor at public place
Chandigarh, September 1
The police has arrested eight persons from different parts of the city on charges of consuming liquor at a public place.


Administratorís Challenge Cup
Mohun Bagan Academy kick off in style
Players of Mohun Bagan Academy and NPS Academy vie for the ball during a match in Chandigarh on Wednesday Chandigarh, September 1
Local outfit New Public School, Sector 18, were overpowered by visitors Mohun Bagan Academy, Kolkata, by a solitary first-half goal through T Borish Singh in the inaugural Group-C match of the 8th Administratorís Challenge Cup Under-17 All-India Soccer Tournament at the football stadium, Sector 17, here today.

Players of Mohun Bagan Academy and NPS Academy vie for the ball during a match in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Harmandeep guides Ryan to 32-run win
Chandigarh, September 1
With his fine knock of 40 runs off 41 balls, Harmandeep guided his team Ryan International School to a 32-run win against Mount Carmel School in the Inter-School Saupinís Gold Cup (under-14) Cricket Tournament at Banyan Tree School, Sector 48, here today.

Rock climbing meet on Sept 5
Chandigarh, September 1
In an effort to promote adventure sport among youngsters, local MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, in association with the Indian Mountaineering Foundation, New Delhi, will organise a lead climbing competition on the college campus on September 5. The organisers claimed that adventure sport lovers will get to see leading climbers and mountaineers from across the country during the event here.

Mukesh fires 67 to take slender lead
Chandigarh, September 1
Mukesh Kumar from Mhow fired a blemish-free five under 67 to leapfrog to the top of the leaderboard at seven under 137 at the midway stage of the PGTI Players Championship on the Chandigarh Golf Club greens here today.

Cross Country
GGS College-26 emerge champs
Chandigarh, September 1
Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, emerged champions in the 5-km cross country during the Panjab University Inter-College Cross Country (Women) Championship for 2010-11 here today.


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