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SOPU, PUSU supporters come to blows
Chandigarh, September 2
The police tries to rein in SOPU and PUSU supporters on the PU campus at Chandigarh on Thursday night. High drama prevailed outside boys’ hostel 3 where nearly 350 supporters of SOPU and PUSU entered into a heated argument that was followed by a scuffle here tonight.

The police tries to rein in SOPU and PUSU supporters on the PU campus at Chandigarh on Thursday night. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Snehalaya Case
Will she deliver the baby?
Chandigarh, September 2
The Chandigarh Administration is faced with a piquant situation of deciding the future of the minor inmate of Snehalaya who is over three-month pregnant.


Her life a long tale of misery
Accused remanded in judicial custody; abortion uncertain
Chandigarh, September 2
The gruesome incident of rape is just another addition to the long tale of misery in the life of the 14-year-old inhabitant of Snehalaya, an orphanage at Maloya.The victim lived with her parents and brother in Ludhiana about four years ago, before coming to Chandigarh. They originally hailed from Tamil Nadu.

PU students enter a multiplex for a sponsored movie show. Drama shifts to multiplex
Chandigarh, September 2
On the eve of the Panjab University student council elections, members of some organisations were found to be blatantly violating the election ‘code of conduct’ by hiring taxis to drop students at movie theatres.

PU students enter a multiplex for a sponsored movie show. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

No shortage of platelets to treat dengue, say hospitals
Chandigarh, September 2
While the five confirmed dengue cases reported in the city have raised an alarm among health officials, residents need not worry about the supply of platelets, a major blood component required for treating the disease.

St John’s alleges wrongful confinement of students
Chandigarh, September 2
St John’s High School, Sector 26, today filed a complaint with the senior superintendent of police against TK Goyal, a senior PCS officer, whose son formerly studied at the school, and Rohtas Sangwan, a former school employee, for allegedly “confining” five minor school students in a house without taking any permission from their parents or guardians.

IT city for Mohali gets nod
Mohali, September 2
After Aerocity, the Punjab Government has approved a new IT city for Mohali. The project was approved by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal during a meeting of the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) here yesterday.


Luring with chicken, movies
PUSU supporters send messages to students to seek support.Chandigarh, September 2
Playing a spoilsport in student elections, almost 60 per cent of college hostelers have left for home due to the extended weekend. The holidays seemed to have dampened the election spirit as the polling percentage would suffer.

PUSU supporters send messages to students to seek support. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

From lengthy speeches to short message service
Chandigarh, September 2
With an extended weekend marring the election fever at Panjab University, supporters of student organisations were today spotted using SMSes, emails and social networking websites to persuade voters for a last-minute appeal.

Election Round-Up
Petty politics
Even as the student organisations put up a clean face in front of the PU authorities, insiders reveal that supporters of a prominent student organisation have spend the penultimate day confiscating identity cards of hostel students supporting other parties. As part of the election strategy, girls of this party today went to hostels and seized identity cards on request and by force.

Lyngdoh Committee’s guidelines violated
Chandigarh, September 2
A complaint was lodged by an independent candidate, Avinash Goyal, regarding distribution of printed material in PU hostels with the Panjab University Dean Student Welfare, Naval Kishore, who is also the retuning officer for the PU student council elections.

Extended Weekend
Boarders leave for home on poll eve
A hostel mess at the PU wears a deserted look after boarders left for homeChandigarh, September 2
Boarders today left for home on an extended weekend, dampening the election spirit on the Panjab University campus.According to information by the hostel staff, nearly 50 per cent hostelers went home on Wednesday and Thursday due to holidays. Students said it was the first time that boarders had left for home before elections in such large numbers.

A hostel mess at the PU wears a deserted look after boarders left for home. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

(Anti-clockwise) PUSU supporter Rajesh Kaushal (Pappu) has mastered the art of calligraphy and has been painting posters for the past three years; SOPU activists come out of a temple after paying obeisance; and SOPU activists chalk out strategy at their camp outside hostel number 3, Panjab University, on Thursday. Tribune photos: Pradeep Tewari

The lone crusader
Chandigarh, September 2
He boasts of being the only candidate who did not violate a single clause of the Lyngdoh recommendations during campaigning this year.He is also the lone independent candidate among the 15 students contesting for the posts of office-bearers of the Panjab University Campus Student Council (PUCSC).

Govt staff to observe strike on Sept 7
Chandigarh, September 2 Work at various Central Government offices, including the Income Tax, Postal and Communication, CGHS and Accountant General, is likely to be affected on September 7 as employees will join the one-day nationwide strike called by the Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers.

3 injured in head-on collision
Mohali, September 2
Three persons sustained serious injuries after the ambulance in which they were travelling was damaged badly in a head-on collision with a Ford Ikon car near NIPER here this evening. The ambulance was ferrying Sanjeev, a road accident victim, who had suffered multiple injuries, from Sirhind to a hospital in Panchkula.

Mohali police to go online
Mohali, September 2
To enable Mohali residents to check the online status of a request for passport verification or a complaint filed with the police departments, the Mohali police is all set to have its own website. The website would also have linkage to the website of the Punjab police and other related departments.

Janamashtmi being celebrated at Sector 26; Janamashtmi celebrated
Zirakpur, September 2
Janamashtmi was celebrated with great fervour at Zirakpur. A colourful cultural programme was organised by children of the Highland Cooperative Society at Baltana. Zirakpur municipal council president NK Sharma was the chief guest on the occasion. The function was organised by Mahila Mandal of the society.

Janamashtmi being celebrated at Sector 26;Tribune photos: Manoj Mahajan and Parvesh Chauhan

Garbage in open: Bins purchased, not in place
Zirakpur, September 2
The Zirakpur municipal council has failed to place garbage bins at appropriate locations, due to which garbage keeps lying in the open, presenting a sorry state of affairs.

Janamashtmi celebrated
Chandigarh, September 2
People from all walks of life celebrated Sri Krishna Janamashtmi at ISKCON temples across the world in a typical ancient Indian Vedic tradition with religious fervour. Similarly, the local centre of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) organised various colourful programmes in the bedecked temple hall at Hare Krishna Dham in Sector 36-B here today. Lakhs of devotees thronged the temple on this auspicious occasion, said Nand Maharaj Das, temple co-president.

Toor UT additional public prosecutor
Chandigarh, September 2
The Chandigarh administration has appointed Jasdeep Singh Toor, Additional Advocate-General, Haryana, the UT additional public prosecutor on the panel of Punjab and Haryana. Rakesh Nagpal, Sarfraj Hussain and Anil Kumar Lamdharia have also been appointed additional public prosecutors.

Rathore moves CAT, wants pension back
Chandigarh, September 2
Former DGP SPS Rathore has filed an application in the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), challenging the orders of Ministry of Home Affairs to stop his pension.

CAT tells IGP, SSP to fix cop’s salary
Chandigarh, September 2
Providing relief to a head constable, the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) today directed the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) to fix the salary of the applicant if it has not been fixed.

Gunman of judge found dead in car
Chandigarh, September 2
Simranjit Singh, a 29-year-old constable with the Haryana Police and security guard of a judge posted in Haryana, was found dead in a car in Sector 23 here yesterday.


Aulakh takes over as SSP
Ropar, September 2
Jatinder Aulakh has taken over as new SSP of Ropar here today. Successor to LK Yadav, Aulakh was earlier posted as AIG (provision) in Chandigarh. He has served as SSP of Nawashahr, Jagraon, Sangrur and Mohali. LK Yadav has been promoted as DIG vigilance and has joined in Jalandhar.

Man booked for fraud
Ambala, September 2
The police today booked Mayur Sethi for fraud.According to sources, Rajinder Singh, owner of the Mehtab Enterprises, had dropped a cheque for Rs 85,222 in the drop box of Maharashtra Bank on August 25.

No appointment letters even after four years
Ropar, September 2
Candidates who cleared the exam for government clerical jobs have not received appointment letters even after four years.Service Selection Board, Punjab, had advertised for the posts of clerks and conducted written and typing tests. In May, 2001, results were announced. The selection board then gave appointment letters to candidates.


Man duped of Rs 1 lakh
Zirakpur, September 2
The Baltana police today arrested three persons on the charges of duping a Panchkula resident of Rs 1 lakh. They had allegedly taken the amount on the pretext of selling the land on the Banur-Patiala road.

Financier duped ofRs 7.31 lakh in 2008
Chandigarh, September 2
Investigations into the cheating case involving four property dealers and a dhaba owner have revealed that one of the accused had earlier duped a city resident of Rs 7.31 lakh by impersonating as an ex-Army officer.


Players in action during a football match at the Sector 42 Football Ground on Thursday. Tigers fail to roar
Gorkha Training Centre script victory
Chandigarh, September 2
Total dominance of Gorkha Training Centre of Shillong, along with the first hat trick by L Robert Metai, were the highlights of the match against Indian Tigers of Mumbai, in which the former thrashed the latter by 10-1 margin in the Eighth Administrator’s Challenge Cup All-India Under-17 Football Tournament at the Sector 42 Football Ground here today.

Players in action during a football match at the Sector 42 Football Ground on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Bal Niketan lift trophy
Chandigarh, September 2
Nav Bal Niketan Model School, Sector 29, lifted trophy in the UT Cricket Under-19 Cricket Triangular Series by thrashing Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 27, by nine wickets on the school ground here today.

DAV beat Little Flower
Panchkula, September 2
DAV School Cricket Academy, Sector 15, Chandigarh, beat Little Flower School Cricket Academy, Panchkula, by 40 runs to secure a berth in the final of the of the First Smt Kaushalya Devi Memorial Inter Academy Under-14 League Cricket Tournament played at Hansraj Public School Cricket Ground, Sector 6, Panchkula, here today.


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