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It’s official, PU poll on Sept 5
Chandigarh, August 27
The stage is set for holding the Panjab University Campus Students Council (PUCSC) elections on September 5. The UT Administration today gave approval to the proposal sent by Panjab University in this regard.

Students in a jubilant mood after the announcement of the date for the Panjab University Campus Students Council elections, at the Student Centre on Wednesday
Students in a jubilant mood after the announcement of the date for the Panjab University Campus Students Council elections, at the Student Centre on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan


A file photo of Manjit Singh and his wife Paramjit Kaur. Man strangles wife to death, ends his life on railway track
Kharar, August 27
A Mundi Kharar resident, who was in his early thirties and had returned from Dubai a few months ago, allegedly committed suicide by jumping before a train after strangling his wife to death at his rented accommodation last evening.

A file photo of Manjit Singh and his wife Paramjit Kaur.

Sealing of Golf Club bank accounts
High Court stays UT DC’s orders
Chandigarh, August 27
The Chandigarh Deputy Commissioner, it seems, hit the wrong stroke by ordering the sealing of bank accounts of the Chandigarh Golf Club. As a petition filed by the club came up for hearing this morning, the Punjab and Haryana High Court stayed the Deputy Commissioner’s orders.

Clash erupts as Kashmir students cheer Pak cricket team, 12 injured
Lalru, August 27
At least 12 students of Swami Parmanand College of Engineering and Technology were injured in a group clash in the hostel near here last night. The incident occurred when the inmates were watching a cricket match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka on a TV in the hostel common room.

A heavy police force deployed at Swami Parmanand College of Engineering and Technology, Lalru, following a clash between two student groups on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Class XII student stabbed to death
Chandigarh, August 27
A 17-year-old Class XII student of Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 38 (West) was stabbed to death by unidentified persons near Maloya vllage. The victim, who was brought to the Sector 16 GMSH in an auto-rickshaw by his family members, was declared brought dead.

2 youths killed as car rams into tree
Kurali, August 27
Two local youths were killed when the car they were travelling in rammed into a tree on the Morinda-Chandigarh road near here today. The deceased, Prabhjot Singh (23) and Navreet Singh (20), were students of BBA at Chandigarh University, Gharuan, near Kharar.

Actor Gippy Grewal with students of the SGGS College for Women during a function organised to promote his film on the campus in Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.
Star attraction: Actor Gippy Grewal with students of the SGGS College for Women during a function organised to promote his film on the campus in Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

2 students take away pick-up forcibly, held
Chandigarh, August 27
Two students forcibly took away a Bolero pick-up following an incident of road rage at the Sector 7/8/18/19 roundabout on Madhya Marg this evening. The police have arrested the two students, who were in an inebriated state, and have registered a case against them at the Sector 26 police station.


Auction for Diwali fair
Again, no takers for Sector 34 ground
Chandigarh, August 27
For the second time, the municipal corporation (MC) failed to auction the ground in Sector 34 for the Diwali fair. After the MC failed to get bidders for the ground earlier this month, the Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC) had decided to hold another auction, which also failed to get bidders.

custody of children
Show-cause notice served on Snehalaya authorities
Chandigarh, August 27
Ten days after a 35-year-old woman was killed by her husband in Hallo Majra and the five children of the couple were sent to Snehalaya in Maloya village, relatives of the children are fighting a legal battle to get the children released from Snehalaya and to take their custody. The court of JMIC Shilpi Gupta today issued a show-cause notice to the Snehalaya authorities after a contempt petition was filed against them for failing to obey the court orders to release the five children.

violation of building bylaws
UT to seek MHA nod before reducing penalty amount
Chandigarh, August 27
The Chandigarh Administration will seek approval from the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to decide upon the issue of reducing the penalty fee for misuse of buildings and violation of building bylaws. The development comes a day after the UT had proposed to reduce the penalty amount from Rs 500 per sq yard per month to Rs 210 per sq yard per month.

Lt Gen visits armed forces institute
Mohali, August 27 Lt Gen KJ Singh, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C), Western Command, visited Maharaja Ranjit Singh Armed Forces Preparatory Institute (AFPI) here today. This was his first visit to the AFPI after assuming the command. On his arrival, the GOC-in-C was introduced to the faculty and cadet appointments. He was briefed by the Director of the AFPI, Maj Gen BS Grewal (retd), on various training activities being carried out at the institute.

Commercial property tax
Civic body plans to amend Clause 6
Chandigarh, August 27
The municipal corporation (MC) is planning to amend Clause 6 of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation as per which the assesses depositing the commercial property tax through cheque or demand draft will have to submit the tax by May 27.

Pending demands: PGI faculty to hold protest on Sept 16
Chandigarh, August 27
Irked over the pendency of numerous demands, the PGIMER Faculty Association has decided to hold a protest from September 16.

Tomato, potato prices up
Chandigarh, August 27
Triggered by shortage in supply, the cost of tomatoes has gone up from Rs 50 per kg to Rs 70 per kg in the retail market. In the wholesale market, the cost of tomatoes ranges from Rs 45 to Rs 50 per kg these days.

Now, women conductors on board CTU buses
Chandigarh, August 27
Now, passengers will see women conductors issuing them tickets on the local Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) buses. On Wednesday, newly recruited women conductors were seen issuing tickets in the buses. Of the total 246 conductors, 72 were women. One such new recruit, Sandeep Kaur, was seen on board a bus at the Sector-43 ISBT, which was enroute to the IT park.

Sandeep Kaur, who is among the 72 women hired by the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking for the job of conductor, issues tickets on board a bus at the Sector 43 Inter-State Bus Terminus. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Partial knee replacement a ray of hope for osteoarthritis patients
Chandigarh, August 27
For osteoarthritis patients having damage in only one of the two compartments in knee, a technique of partial knee replacement instead of total knee replacement is now available in the city.

Dr Jitender Singla shows a surgery of partial knee replacement on his laptop at a hotel in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Employee of Estate Office dismissed
Chandigarh, August 27
UT Estate Officer Mohammed Shayin has dismissed Jasbir Kaur, Junior Assistant with the Estate Office after her conviction in a case of of cheating by a Special Judge in a vigilance court of Chandigarh. In 2001, a former HCS officer and the assistant were arrested by the UT Vigilance Department in a Mauli Jagran land scam. Jasbir Kaur was then a ledger clerk in the UT Estate Office. The HCS officer was then posted as a Tehsildar-cum-Executive Magistrate in the UT had played a role in the land scam. TNS

35 tandoors seized from Burail village
Chandigarh, August 27
The Municipal Corporation Chandigarh today removed and forfeited 35 tandoors from Burail during a special anti-encroachment drive. Following a complaint, the MC Joint Commissioner, Dr Sarita Malik, constituted a team of enforcement inspectors to remove the tandoors from Burail village. The MC team conducted a special drive in the evening and removed the tandoors, which are to be supplied to marriage parties by the two encroachers. The team issued challans to the violators. TNS

The MC enforcement staff take away a tandoor at Burail village, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Week-long campaign
Mohali MC to catch stray animals from Sept 1
Mohali, August 27
The Mohali Municipal Corporation will launch a special week-long campaign from September 1 to catch stray animals in the town. This was stated by Commissioner of the Municipal Corporation Uma Shankar Gupta here today. The commissioner urged the residents to inform the civic body if stray animals were seen on roads on toll-free number 1800-137-0007 or on cellphone number (98889-00379) of the sanitary inspector. Animals caught during the drive would not be released, said Gupta. OC

Streetlights worth Rs 97 lakh okayed for city
Chandigarh, August 27
The electricity committee of the Municipal Corporation (MC) has approved installation of streetlights, worth around Rs 97 lakh, in different parts of the city. During a meeting of the committee, it was decided that the streetlights on the V6 road in Sector 24 would be installed at the cost of Rs 13.23 lakh and high mast lights in two different areas of Dadumajra will be installed at a cost of Rs 12.44 lakh and Rs 11.57 lakh. Further, streetlights in several other parts of the city will also be installed. The committee members also had discussion on ensuring that all the streetlights in the city are made functional. TNS

Traders submit memo to MP
Chandigarh, August 27
A delegation of Chandigarh Beopar Mandal (CBM) on Tuesday met local MP Kirron Kher and submitted a memorandum. CBM president Charanjiv Singh submitted a memorandum along with a copy of the BJP’s election manifesto to the MP and requested her to resolve issues related to the traders’ community in the city. Kher told the delegation that she was trying to get important issues of traders resolved one by one. She was vocal against the implementation of Chandigarh Estate Rules with retrospective effect, as amended in 2009. The MP promised to take up their issues with the Centre as well. TNS


Panjab university student council elections
New code of conduct announced
Chandigarh, August 27
Candidates, who are contesting the Panjab University Campus Students Council (PUCSC) elections, will have to manage their funds very meticulously. For the first time, the authorities have bifurcated the expenditure of candidates to be spent on the election material each day in the revised code of conduct.

Students wearing party stickers at the Student Centre in Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

PUTA expresses concern over violence on campus
Chandigarh, August 27
Panjab University Teachers’ Association (PUTA) today expressed concern over frequent protests, violence and disruption of teaching activities by various student organisations on the campus.

Outsiders dominate PU politics
Mohali, August 27
With the poll scene hotting up for the Panjab University Campus Students Council, election fever is also gripping the students of Government College, Phase VI. Even though the college is affiliated to Punjabi University, Patiala, and has nothing to do with Panjab University, student leaders have been making a beeline to ‘gather supporters’.

Style statement: Children take part in a fancy dress competition, ‘Avon-Superstar of the City Beautiful’, at Tribune Model School, Sector 29, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

It’s party time for voters on campus
Chandigarh, August 27
Student leaders in the fray for the Panjab University Campus Students Council (PUCSC) elections are hosting free lunches, planning movie trips and outings to woo voters on the campus. Interestingly, various parties treat students of a respective department each day at the Student Centre for lunch or dinner.

SOI supporters host a lunch for students of various departments at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

Class XI Admission
Students protest at DPI office
Chandigarh, August 27
Irked at not getting admission in Class XI in government schools, even after announcement of a third cut-off list, scores of students and their parents staged a protest at the DPI office building, Sector 9, today.

Students, along with their parents, submit a memorandum of their demands to Kamlesh Kumar, DPI (School), at the DPI office in Sector 9, on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

SOPU leader’s car set on fire in Sector 38
Chandigarh, August 27
The vehicle belonging to a senior SOPU leader, Amninder Maan, was set on fire outside his residence in Sector 38 last night. In a police complaint lodged at the Sector 39 police station, Maan alleged that the Students’ Organisation of India (SOI) leaders — Robin Brar and Prabjeet — were involved in the incident. SOI leader Vicky Middukhera said, “It is unfortunate that Maan is levelling such allegations.” Middukhera alleged that to gain mileage, Maan was indulging in such a nefarious act. — TNS


Youth booked for sexual harassment
Dera Bassi, August 27
The police booked a resident of Paragpur village for sexually harassing a woman schoolteacher and causing her injuries, here today. The accused, Satinder Singh, has been booked on the complaint of the victim. He is still absconding. “Satinder is accused of sexually harassing Preeti Sharma of Ambala while she was waiting for a bus at a local bus stand on Tuesday,” the police said. Satinder chased the teacher on his motorcycle while she was riding pillion on a motorcycle with her student. The youth allegedly hit Preeti at her back following which the student lost control over the bike and the duo fell on the road. The teacher sustained serious injuries on her head and jaws, the police said. — TNS


Construction of double storey in single-storey zone
No illegality in amendment: HC
Chandigarh, August 27
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has refused to find faults with the amendment carried out by the Chandigarh Administration in the zoning plan, which permits double -storey construction in the single-storey zone. With this, residents of Phase-II sectors of Chandigarh will be able to construct double storey servant quarters.

Stray dog menace
HC questions logic behind MC councillors’ study tour to Nashik
Chandigarh, August 27
The Punjab and Haryana High Court (HC) today asked the Municipal Corporation (MC), Chandigarh, to provide details of expenses incurred on the Nashik tour undertaken by its councillors to study ways of controlling the stray dog menace.

Developer penalised for delaying possession of flat
Chandigarh, August 27
The State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has directed SMV Agencies Private Limited to pay Rs 1 lakh as compensation for delaying the possession of a flat to a Zirakpur resident.

Lok Adalat quashes power bills of over Rs 5 lakh
Mohali, August 27
The Permanent Lok Adalat (Public Utility Services), Mohali, has quashed three bills totalling Rs 5,21,740 issued by Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) to a resident of Sector 68 and imposed litigation costs of Rs 10,000 on the PSPCL.

Burail jailbreak
Hawara’s statements recorded in court
Chandigarh, August 27
Statements of Jagtar Singh Hawara under Section 313 of the CrPc in the Burail jailbreak case was recorded in the court today by his counsel Advocate AS Chahal. Hawara pleaded that he was innocent in the case and had been victimised by certain groups. The case dates back to January 2004, when Hawara, Bheora and other two accomplices — Jagatar Singh Tara and Devi Singh, had escaped from Burail Jail by digging a tunnel. TNS


Land fraud case
PO arrested, sent to 2-day police remand
Mohali, August 27
Following a dramatic turn of events, the Mohali police arrested Sumedh Gulati, a co-accused of Davinder Singh Gill in the Rs 2-crore land fraud case, here today. Gulati was rounded up from Max Hospital during late hours yesterday where he had come along with another person to see Krispy Khaira, wife of Gill. Krispy was admitted to the hospital as she had attempted to commit suicide by consuming sleeping pills on Monday.

4 youths abuse cops at naka, arrested
Had fled first time after hurling expletives; nabbed when they returned & repeated the misconduct
Mohali, August 27
Four youths, who are reportedly associated with the Panjab University Students Union (PUSU), have been arrested for misbehaving with cops at a check-post and hitting the barricades near Singh Shaheedan Gurdwara at Sohana village last night.

The car that the youths were in when they abused policemen on being signalled to stop at a naka in Sohana village; and (right) a youth being detained at the District Courts in Mohali on Wednesday. Tribune photographs

Unidentified youths assault HAREDA officer in Panchkula
Panchkula, August 27
Unidentified armed assailants attacked an officer of the Department of Renewable Energy, Haryana (HAREDA), while he was returning home from his office in Sector 17 on Tuesday evening.


Basketball tourney
Strawberry Fields log win
Chandigarh, August 27
Strawberry Fields World School, Sector 26, defeated St Kabir School, Sector 26, in a match of the girls’ category, during the ongoing 1st Independent School Association Basketball Tournament being played here today.
The team named the match at 28-8 by giving no chance of comeback to St Kabir. In the first quarter, both the teams played neck-to-neck.

SURGING AHEAD: Girls take part in the 100-m race during the (U-16) District-Level Rural Sports Tournament at Government College in Phase VI, Mohali, on Wednesday. The tournament is being organised by the Punjab Sports Department in collaboration with the Panchayat Department. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Inter-School Volleyball Championship
Hosts GMSSS-26 emerge victorious
Chandigarh, August 27
Hosts Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 26, beat Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, by 25-02 and 25-10 (2-0) in a match of the Inter-School Volleyball Championship for (U-17) boys here today. Shishu Niketan Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22, beat DAV School, Sector 15, by 25-08 and 25-12 (2-0) while in the third match, Government High School, Colony No. 4, beat Government High School, Sector 47, by 25-19, 15-25 and 25-15 (2-1).

Hockey championship
GMSSS-46 beat GMHS-37
Chandigarh, August 27
Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 46, defeated Government Model High School, Sector 37, by 3-0 in a match of the ongoing Inter-School Hockey Championship for (U-14) girls at the hockey stadium of Sector 28 here today.

Mantaj swims to clinch top spot at YPS annual meet
Mohali, August 27
On the third day of ongoing Yadavindra Public School Annual Swimming Meet, Mantaj of Patiala House continued to perform well and attained the top spot in the (U-19) boys 50 m breaststroke event, here today.

cricket tournament
Shivang, Tanmay steer St Kabir to semis
Chandigarh, August 27
An unbeaten partnership of 60 runs for the second wicket between Shivang (26 runs) and Tanmay (24 runs) enabled St Kabir School, Sector 26, to beat Saupin’s School, Sector 32, by six runs to enter in the semifinal of the ongoing 6th St Joseph’s Cash Prize Under-13 Cricket Tournament , being played here today.

Players in action during a match of the 6th St Joseph’s U-13 Cricket Tournament at St Joseph’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

KVS football tourney begins
Chandigarh, August 27
KV1, Ambala (Cantonment), outclassed KV1, Patiala, by 4-0 in the opening match of the KVS Regional Football Tournament for (U-19) boys’ that commenced at Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1, Chandimandir (Cantt), here today.

Netball tourney
GMSSS-33 eves drub Moti Ram Arya School
Chandigarh, August 27
Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 33, beat Moti Ram Arya School, Sector 27, in a match of the ongoing Inter-School Netball Tournament for (U-19) boys category at KBDAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 7, here today.

Ball Badminton Championship from Aug 30
Chandigarh, August 27
The Chandigarh Ball Badminton Association will organise the 18th Junior and Sub-Junior State Ball Badminton Championship for boys and girls at IS Dev Samaj Senior Secondary School, Sector 21, from August 30 to 31. The players born on or after January 2, 1999, will be eligible for the sub-junior championship and players born on or after January 2, 1995, will be eligible for the junior championship. Only school teams will be allowed to take part in the championship. The team of sub-junior category will be selected to represent Chandigarh in the upcoming nationals to be held in Tamil Nadu in September and for junior national to be in Haryana in November. — TNS


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