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5-yr-old drowns in tub
Chandigarh, September 1
Inconsolable grandmother of the deceased child at the GMSH-16 on Saturday. In a tragic incident, a five-year-old boy drowned after he fell into a four feet deep tub filled with water lying in the bathroom at Indira Colony, Mani Majra, today. 

Inconsolable grandmother of the deceased child at the GMSH-16 on Saturday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Birthday celebrations turn sour
It was Dev's birthday today and his family was preparing for the celebrations when the cruel hands of death snatched him in a tragic incident. Dev was the only son of his parents. The family was unaware that the occasion for which invitation cards had been distributed would change suddenly. 


Astrology vs medical science at PGI
Chandigarh, September 1
Astrologer P Khurrana speaks on 'Astrology, dharma and medical science' at the PGI on Saturday. In a classic example of conflict between the concepts of medical science and astrology among the representatives of either sides, the PGIMER today witnessed a heated debate during the 'Saturday talk' on "Astrology, Dharma and Medical Science" by astrologer P Khurrana.

Astrologer P Khurrana speaks on 'Astrology, dharma and medical science' at the PGI on Saturday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Guardian turns exploiter
Chandigarh, September 1
In a shocking incident, a woman guardian allegedly got an orphan girl raped by two persons in a Sector-44 house. One of the accused and the woman has been arrested by the police.

Student ends life
Chandigarh, September 1
A BA first year student of MCM DAV College reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at her residence in Sector 23 here today. It was learnt that she was depressed as she had flunked two exams..

Public money goes waste
Chandigarh, September 1
Due to "negligence" on the part of the UT education department, Rs 90.71 lakh of public money has gone down the drain. The department failed to assess the correct requirement of uniform cloth and jersey and ended up making bulk purchase.




1,900 denied right to vote
Chandigarh, September 1
Approximately 1,900 voters of Ward Number 7 in Maloya are in a quandary as they have been denied the right to vote in the coming by-election scheduled for September 15. The only reason behind the move is that the residents of Maloya are residing outside the “Lal Dora” which comes under the preview of the UT Administration and is not in the ambit of Municipal Corporation (MC).

Cancellation of day market project
Shopkeepers go on hunger strike
Shopkeepers stage a protest at Mauli Jagran in Chandigarh on Saturday. Chandigarh, September 1
Shopkeepers of the Azad Rehri Pheri Association of Mauli Jagran today staged a protest against the cancellation of the day market project. They went on an indefinite hunger strike.

Shopkeepers stage a protest at Mauli Jagran in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo:S. Chandan

Probe panel to meet on Sept 10
Chandigarh, September 1
The external committee constituted to probe Anupama’s death case at PGIMER, will meet on September 10. While a month has already passed now since the committee was constituted, the committee has failed to move beyond the basic step of recording the statements of Anupama’s parents, the complainants.

Rs 47,800 withdrawn from Mohali resident’s account
Mohali, September 1
In yet another cloning case of ATM card, a senior citizen Avtar Singh from Phase VI lodged a complaint that someone had withdrawn Rs 47,800 fraudulently from his account here.

Pregnant woman brought to PGI over a month ago
Chandigarh, September 1
The mentally challenged woman lying in a ward at the PGI in Chandigarh. The identity of a 23-year-old pregnant woman, who was rushed to the city's tertiary healthcare institute over a month ago, remains a mystery. The condition of the woman lying at the PGIMER’s emergency ward, who is four months pregnant and also mentally ill, has left many questions unanswered.

The mentally challenged woman lying in a ward at the PGI in Chandigarh. A Tribune photograph

Not even a single meeting held to save city's landmark
Chandigarh, September 1
For the past five months, the Save Sukhna Lake Committee, which was formed by the Chandigarh Administration, has not held even a single meeting to save the city’s landmark. Following the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the UT Administration had constituted the committee last year. The objective behind forming the committee was to include experts and senior officials of Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana governments and thereafter discuss and implement various methods and techniques to save the Sukhna Lake.



Violence mars campaigning at city college
Chandigarh, September 1
In another incident of party rivalry in the run-up to the student council elections of Panjab University and its city-based affiliated colleges, two members of Panjab University Students’ Union (PUSU) were injured after being attacked by members of Haryana Students Association (HSA) at Post Graduate Government College for Men, Sector 11, here today.

Swanky cars make rounds of campus
Chandigarh, September 1
Students flaunt their luxury cars during the campaigning for the student elections at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Saturday. University students sport sparkling white ‘kurta pyjamas’, just like their senior counterparts on the national circuit, during campaigning for the student council elections on the campus. When it comes to riding vehicles, however, student leaders prefer swanky sedans and enviable SUVs, as against the most common mode of walking door-to-door to garner support for the party.
Students flaunt their luxury cars during the campaigning for the student elections at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Departments with maximum student strength to reign supreme
Chandigarh, September 1
Departments with maximum student strength will decide the fate of leaders contesting the Panjab University Campus Students' Council (PUCSC) elections on September 7. The student organisations are stressing on departments such as the University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET), University Institute of Legal Studies (UILS) and HSJ Institute of Dental Sciences to ensure their victory.

National leaders come to rescue of youth wings
Chandigarh, September 1
Even after years of their existence on the Panjab University campus, youth wings of the national political parties — Congress and BJP — have failed to make their presence felt during the student council elections, which are dominated by regional parties. National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), which are popular among students of various other universities across the country, hold minority status on the PU campus.

ABVP promises violence-free campus
Chandigarh, September 1
Violence-free campus, new hostels and reading rooms in girls hostel are some of the promises made by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) unit of Panjab University in their manifesto for the forthcoming student elections released today.



Couple drugged, robbed
Dera Bassi, September 1
A PGI employee and his wife, residents of Dera Bassi, were robbed of cash and jewellery worth lakhs of rupees by three unidentified persons, including a woman. The accused offered the victims cups of coffee laced with sedatives on August 30. The couple has regained consciousness today.

Man commits suicide
Kalka : A 40-year-old man committed suicide in Kalka today. Yashpal ended his life by hanging from a ceiling fan around 2pm at his house near Main Bazaar, Kalka.


Five convicted in dacoity case
Chandigarh, September 1
A local court here today convicted five persons in a case of dacoity that took place in December 2009. The convicts were identified as Abrara Khan, Kayuum, both residents of Uttar Pradesh, and Veer Bahadur, Gaurav and Som Bahadur, residents of Nepal.


Woman arrested for forcing minor into prostitution
Mohali, September 1
The police arrested a middle-aged woman, Gurmeet Kaur, on the charges of forcing her maid, a minor girl, into prostitution here today. She was produced before the court today that ordered to send her for two days remand in police custody.


Ranjit claims boys U-18 title
Chandigarh, September 1
In a match that lasted for more than two hours, CHART trainee Ranjit Singh defeated CLTA trainee Paramveer Singh Bajwa, to the lift title of boys U-18 category during the CLTA-AITA Championship Series Tennis Tournament being held here. In the final, Ranjit won the first set by 6-2 while Paramveer fought back and took the second set 6-4.


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