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8 foreign PEC students grilled by CBI
Given more time to submit their passports
Chandigarh, September 20
A CBI team today questioned eight foreign students of PEC University of Technology who had still not submitted their passports to college officials as required. The students, who are from Canada and Nepal, secured admission in the college under the DASA (Direct Admission of Students Abroad) scheme.

Save our parks, SECTOR 48
A park frequented more by animals

Chandigarh, September 20
The green belt in Sector 48, which was inaugurated just five months ago, has now become a bane of residents with stagnant water in the park making for a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. The park remains engulfed by stench and thousands of plants planted after spending lakhs of rupees have been damaged due to a faulty sewerage.

Stray dogs at a park in Sector 48, Chandigarh; and (right) a broken pavement in the park.
Stray dogs at a park in Sector 48, Chandigarh; and (right) a broken pavement in the park.

Josan Issue
UT admn quashes DAV management orders

Chandigarh, September 20
Adding a new twist to the ongoing controversy surrounding the suspension of BC Josan from the post of DAV College principal, the UT administration has quashed the orders of DAV management.


HC refers back Josan’s petition 
Chandigarh, September 20
DAV-10 principal Dr BC Josan’s petition against the orders, placing his services under suspension, could not make any headway today.

SSP finds night staff missing from duty
Chandigarh, September 20
Checking ground realities in the Chandigarh Police, the new SSP Naunihal Singh found several SHOs missing from duty last night.


Transfer policy for GPA holders
Bansal miffed at admn’s attitude

Chandigarh, September 20
Pawan Bansal, Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and Water Resources, has expressed his displeasure at the attitude of the Chandigarh administration regarding the resumption of transfer policy for general power of attorney (GPA) holders in cooperative group housing societies.

MC workers protest outside the MC office, Chandigarh, Protest by MC horticulture staff
Chandigarh, September 20
The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation Horticulture Worker Union staged a protest against Chief Auditor RS Kang’s attitude towards employees here today.

MC workers protest outside the MC office, Chandigarh, on Monday. A Tribune photograph

CHB Sec-52 Housing Scheme for UT staff
Draw before Diwali
Chandigarh, September 20
After dilly-dallying for months over holding the draw of lots for the special housing scheme for UT employees in Sector 52, the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) officials are now hinting at pre-Diwali bonanza for thousands of employees who have applied for a house.

GMADA urged to improve sanitation in Sector 66
Mohali, September 20
The Defence Accounts Pensioners Welfare Association has urged the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) to improve the state of sanitation in Sectors 66 to 69.

Underground parking for ISBT-43 mooted
Chandigarh, September 20
With a view to tackling the parking problem, the Chandigarh administration has mooted a proposal for the construction of a Rs 16-crore underground parking at the Inter-State Bus Terminus (ISBT) at Sector 43 here.

Cong counterattacks BJP on councillor’s defection
Chandigarh, September 20 The war of words between the Congress and the BJP over the induction of councillor of the municipal corporation of Chandigarh Jatinder into Congress hot up today, with former Mayor and Union Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal’s media coordinator Pardeep Chhabra demanding the resignation of the two councillors of the BSP who had joined the BJP along with Dhawan recently.

Prof Sayed Abdul Rehman Geelani speaks at a convention in Chandigar Geelani flays govt on Kashmir issue
Chandigarh, September 20
Prof Sayed Abdul Rehman Geelani from the University of Delhi spoke firmly against the attitude of the Government of India in dealing with the issues of all states, including Jammu and Kashmir.

Prof Sayed Abdul Rehman Geelani speaks at a convention in Chandigarh on Monday. A Tribune photograph

JP’s Socialist Party to be revived
Chandigarh, September 20
Aiming for free and common education and equal opportunities for all, delegates of socialist fronts from 13 states from across the country have announced to revive the Socialist Party of Jai Prakash Narayan and Ram Manohar Lohia.

Drug awareness programme
Chandigarh, September 20
A drug awareness programme was organised to educate and aware the young minds at Snehalaya.

With docs absent, GMCH patients left in lurch
Chandigarh, September 20
Patients and their attendants in the emergency ward of Government Medical College & Hospital, Sector 32, had to go through a nightmare today morning with doctors in the surgery wing nowhere in sight for well over an hour from about 1 am.

State govt shielding Kanda: INSO
Activists burn effigy of Haryana Home Minister
The youth wing of the Indian National Lok Dal and INSO burn an effigy of Haryana Home Minister Gopal Kandal in Sector 2, Panchkula,Panchkula, September 20
The youth wing of Indian National Lok Dal and Indian National Student Organisation (INSO) today burnt the effigy of Haryana Home Minister Gopal Kanda near Majri Chowk in Sector 2 here today.

The youth wing of the Indian National Lok Dal and INSO burn an effigy of Haryana Home Minister Gopal Kandal in Sector 2, Panchkula, on Monday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Proposal to make Mohali a solar city
Mohali, September 20
The Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) has sent a proposal to the Municipal Council asking the civic body to make Mohali a solar city under a scheme of the Central government.

Despite DC orders, vehicles continue to be parked on highways 
Zirakpur, September 20
In violation of the direction issued by the District Magistrate, Mohali, vehicles continue to be parked outside marriage palaces on the highways causing traffic chaos.

Cultural Extravaganza
Himachali folk dance a big draw
Chandigarh, September 20
A complete entertainment package, including music, masti, dances, modelling and two short plays, marked the fourth annual cultural extravaganza presented by students of the Aryans Group of Colleges, Banur, at Randhawa auditorium here today.


CAS guidelines to be released soon
Chandigarh, September 20
The Panjab University Teachers’ Association (PUTA) today held their general body meeting at the English Auditorium, Panjab University.

Students perform during the zonal youth and heritage festival at Government College, Sector 11, Chandigarh SGGS-26 first in mime
Chandigarh, September 20
Enthusiasm marked the second day of the four-day Panjab University Zone-A Youth and Heritage Festival at Postgraduate Government College, Sector 11.

Students perform during the zonal youth and heritage festival at Government College, Sector 11, Chandigarh, on Monday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal 

Ram shines in shloka recitation
Chandigarh, September 20
Sanskrit Day was celebrated at the Sanskrit department of Panjab University here today.

Students hold discussion on inclusive development
Chandigarh, September 20
Critique, a students’ discussion forum, today held a unique discussion in the sociology department, Panjab University, on the theme “Inclusive development, displacement and alterative politics”.


‘All My Sons’ adjudged best play
Patiala, September 20
The English Literary Society of Khalsa College, Patiala, organised a programme “Literature in action”, in which three English plays pertaining to the prescribed texts were staged.

Workshop on teaching methods
Patiala, September 20
The department of management and commerce, Khalsa College, Patiala, organised a one-day workshop on “Teaching and Learning- Pedagogy in Management”, on college campus.

Two hurt in accidents
Rajpura, September 20
Two people were injured today in separate accidents in Rajpura. The victims, an unidentified truck driver and a biker, met with accidents and were rushed to the local civil hospital where the biker is said to be serious.

MLA promises water supply within a week
Bassi Pathana, September 20
Local MLA Didar Singh Bhatti held a meeting with the SDO, councillors, electricity and public health officials here today. He directed the officials to ensure smooth drinking water supply to residents. Councillors kept residents’ problems before the MLA. The MLA assured the officials that he would take up the matter with the higher authorities.

Two cars with same numbers: RC agent booked
Kharar, September 20
The Kharar police has today booked an agent in the case of two cars bearing the same number.

21-yr-old leopard dies
Chhat (Banur), September 20
A 21-year-old female leopard, Tellu, died today at the Mohendra Chaudhury Zoological Park.

Saplings planted
Ambala, September 20
International Day for Preservation of Ozone Layer and Tree Plantation was observed at DHD SD Public School here today.

Pinjore, Kalka to be developed as tourist centres: Selja
Ambala, September 20
The Mahavir Park in the city will be developed as a tourism centre of Haryana. The Union Tourism Department has sanctioned Rs. 2.25 crore for this project.

Effigy of Indian Mujahidin outfit burnt
Ambala September 20
The ATFI burnt an effigy of extremist outfit Indian Mujahidin on GT road at Ambala City this evening for firing at foreigner tourists in Delhi to create terror among the other tourists visiting India to witness the Commonwealth Games.


J&K Sex Scandal
HC official deposes in CBI court

Chandigarh, September 20
The CBI Special Court of Darshan Singh today recorded the statement and conducted the cross-examination of joint registrar of Jammu and Kashmir High Court in the Jammu and Kashmir sex scandal case.

Gas agency penalised Rs 2,000
Chandigarh, September 20
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Premium Gas Service, Sector 27, to issue a second gas cylinder and pay a compensation of Rs 2,000 to a complainant for deficiency in service.


Gang of criminals busted, six arrested
Was planning robberies, kidnappings
Mohali, September 20
With the arrest of six persons, the Mohali police today claimed to have busted a dreaded gang of criminals, which was planning a series of robberies and kidnappings.

4 held for stealing mobile phones
Mohali, September 20
The Mohali police has claimed to have solved the theft of mobile phones worth Rs 1.50 lakh in Phase XI here. The police was able to retrieve CCTV footage of the suspects who had committed the theft at a shop on August 30.

Four held for burglary
Panchkula, September 20
The police today claimed to have nabbed a four-member gang involved in a burglary in a private company in Industrial Area, Phase I, recently.

Pedestrian killed in mishap
Zirakpur, September 20
A pedestrian was killed after being hit by a vehicle near Nabha Sahib Gurdwara on the Zirakpur-Patiala highway today.


SD college thrash DAV in softball
Chandigarh, September 20
GGD SD College, Sector 32, Chandigarh, defeated DAV College, Abohar, in the Inter-College Softball (men) Tournament being played on the Panjab University ground here today.

PU campus script win
Chandigarh, September 20
Panjab University Campus defeated Post Graduate Government College (PGGC), Sector 11, Chandigarh, in the Basketball (men) A-Division Inter-College Tournament being held at PU basketball courts here today.

Australian cricket team members check in at a hotel in Chandigarh Australian team in city
Chandigarh, September 20
The Australian cricket team reached the city today amid tight security to participate in the two test match series and three one-day matches against India to begin from October 1.

Australian cricket team members check in at a hotel in Chandigarh on Monday. A Tribune photograph 

Cycling expedition
Cadets of the Indian Military Academy on a cycling expedition in Mohali Chandigarh, September 20
A group of cadets from the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, are on a cycling expedition. Led by Maj PS Bajwa, the group comprising three officers and 15 cadets will pass through important landmarks of Punjab, which is deep-rooted in martial tradition, on their carbon-reinforced mountain bikes.

Cadets of the Indian Military Academy on a cycling expedition in Mohali on Monday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Haryana police victorious
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 20
The Haryana police today won the tent-pegging events during the Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Memorial Horse Riding Competition that concluded today at Nawab Sher Mohammed Khan Memorial Stadium.



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