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Another clash on PU campus
Chandigarh, August 28
A clash took place between workers and leaders of the NSUI and PUSU at Panjab University this morning during canvassing at the BA/BEd department. A PUSU worker, Argaj Ibhrahim, alias Sona, of the Tibetan department, PU, was injured in the incident.
A PUSU supporter, who was allegedly beaten up by NSUI workers, raises slogans on the PU campus on Thursday; and (right) injury marks on his back
A PUSU supporter, who was allegedly beaten up by NSUI workers, raises slogans on the PU campus on Thursday; and (right) injury marks on his back. Tribune photos: Pradeep Tewari


EARLIER STORIES



CTU hikes local bus fares
Chandigarh, August 28
Travelling by the local bus service of the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) has become costlier by up to 40 per cent. The hike has been allowed after a gap of over 10 years. UT Adviser KK Sharma confirmed the revision of the bus fares on local bus routes.

Streetlight staff to be under WhatsApp lens
Chandigarh, August 28
Facing the ire of residents over non-functional streetlights in the city, the electrical wing of the Municipal Corporation (MC) has now created a WhatsApp group on which the field staff will have to upload pictures of illuminated lights everyday.

11-yr-old girl kills baby for revenge
Zirakpur, August 28
An 11-month-old baby girl was allegedly killed by her neighbour, an 11-year-old girl, at Preet Nagar in Zirakpur today. According to the police, the victimís father, Salam Khan, reported that his daughter was playing outside the house in the evening. After sometime, she went missing.





COMMUNITY

Civic body to discuss water tariff issue
Chandigarh, August 28
The issue of increasing water tariff in the city, which could not be discussed in the municipal corporation (MC) General House meeting held in July, would be tabled for discussion in the meeting scheduled for August 29.

Cops raise reward amount in Sec 22 robbery case
Chandigarh, August 28
Twenty four days after a youth on foot shot at a salesman and looted 18 gold chains worth Rs 6 lakh from KRJ Karan Jewellers in Sector 22, the UT police have raised the reward fee on the robber from Rs 50,000 as announced earlier to Rs 75,000.

Up in arms: Members of the ETT Teachers Union hold a protest at Phase VIII, Mohali, on Thursday
Up in arms: Members of the ETT Teachers Union hold a protest at Phase VIII, Mohali, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Annual conference on emergency radiology begins at PGI today
Chandigarh, August 28
The Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, is organising the 1st annual conference of the Society for Emergency Radiology from August 29 to August 31.

Suicide by patient
No lessons learnt by PGI; balconies still uncovered
Chandigarh, August 28
The incident of suicide by a patient who jumped off the balcony of the New OPD, three days ago, has exposed the apathy of the PGIMER authorities in implementing its own proposals.

Patilís check-up
PGI docs see red as colleagues denied entry to OPD
Chandigarh, August 28
The PGI Faculty Association today condemned the denial of entry to two doctors to the OPD area during Governor Shivraj V Patilís check-up on Tuesday due to security concerns.

brawl over parking
Former DSP harassing my family: NRI
Chandigarh, August 28
Giving a new twist to the story, NRI Kuljeet Kaur, sister of former cricketer Yograj Singh, alleged that former DSP Ashanand was harassing her family during their stay in Panchkula.

Yograj Singh (left) with his sister Kuljit Kaur and her daughter Tanya at a press conference in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan
Yograj Singh (left) with his sister Kuljit Kaur and her daughter Tanya at a press conference in Chandigarh on Thursday

A couple together at home and at work
Chandigarh, August 28
Defying the common perception that good spouses may not be good colleagues, here is a doctor couple that fought all odds and stayed 40 years together at the Department of Radiotherapy, PGIMER.

SC Sharma, HoD, Department of Radiotherapy, and his wife Dr Firuza Patel at the PGI in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: S Chandan

SC Sharma, HoD, Department of Radiotherapy, and his wife Dr Firuza Patel at the PGI in Chandigarh

Departure timings of four trains changed
Chandigarh, August 28
The departure timings of four trains of the Northern Railways have been changed. The new schedule will come into force from September 1, 2014. As per the new schedule, train number 12984 from Chandigarh to Ajmer will depart at 8:50 pm, instead of 9:10 pm.

Cong councillors unhappy over Mayorís style of working
Chandigarh, August 28
Rifts between Congress councillors during the pre-House meeting called by the Mayor was witnessed when a few councillors didnít turn up for the meeting after they were given the information about it at the 11th hour.

EDUCATION

panjab university student council elections
Parties lure voters with discount coupons
Chandigarh, August 28
Moving a step ahead in wooing voters for the Panjab University Student Council Elections, various student parties are offering them discount coupons to avail several services. Ranging from eating joints, restaurants to gyms, the discount coupons have been well received by the students. Among these, the coupons offering 30% to 50% discount on beauty services ó in leading salons of the city ó are in huge demand.


Social media sites a platform for parties to highlight achievements
Chandigarh, August 28
Student parties in the race for the Panjab University Student Council Elections have taken to social media sites to popularise themselves and their alliances. This is even before when the parties are yet to make a formal announcement about their tie-ups with the other parties.
The PUSU-GGSU-HSA alliance page uploaded on a social media site. A Tribune photograph

The PUSU-GGSU-HSA alliance page uploaded on a social media site

Amid poll fanfare, PU wears ugly look
Chandigarh, August 28
Panjab University presented an ugly picture today following the announcement of the Panjab University Campus Student Council (PUCSC) elections as the authorities removed all posters from notice boards.
Posters scattered near the Arts Block-III at Panjab University Posters scattered near the Vice-Chancellorís office at Panjab University
Posters scattered near the Arts Block-III; and (right) near the Vice-Chancellorís office at Panjab University. Tribune photos: Pradeep Tewari

Nine observers appointed for poll
Chandigarh, August 28
Panjab University today appointed nine observers for the Panjab University Campus Studentsí Council (PUCSC) elections. The observers will monitor the activities of all parties and prepare a report on the violations carried out by them during campaigning and take appropriate action.
Police personnel and the PU security staff keep vigil at the Student Centre in Panjab University. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari
Police personnel and the PU security staff keep vigil at the Student Centre in Panjab University

Strict police vigil at colleges casts a shadow on campaigning
Chandigarh, August 28
In what can be termed as an outcome of increased police presence on the Panjab University campus or a strict approach adopted by the authorities ahead of the student council poll, electioneering remains a low-key affair this year.

Following the announcement of the election date, students share a point at DAV College, Sector 10, in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan
Following the announcement of the election date, students share a point at DAV College, Sector 10, in Chandigarh on Thursday

Business school to set up club for SMEs
Mohali, August 28
In a one-of-its-kind initiative to support small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in and around the region of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, the Indian School of Business (ISB) has announced the setting up of the Big Leap Club exclusively for owners of SMEs.

from schools
Sports tournament
Chandigarh: A two-day inter-house sports tournament was organised at CL Aggarwal DAV School. The students took part in various games, including carrom, chess, table soccer etc.

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

SP to probe attack on students in Lalru
Lalru, August 28
The Mohali district police chief has taken a serious note of a group clash in which 12 hostel inmates of Swami Parmanand College of Engineering and Technology, including students from Kashmir, were injured on Tuesday night.

COURTS

Stray dog menace: HC grills MC
Chandigarh, August 28
Further grilling the municipal corporation over the issue of undertaking a study tour to Nashik for leashing stray dog menace in the city, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked it give details of plans and programmes implemented after the trip.

Coloniser told to hand over possession of flat
Mohali, August 28
The Permanent Lok Adalat (Public Utility Services), Mohali, headed by Jagroop Singh Mahal, has directed Vision India Colonisers Private Limited, Nirvana Square, Kharar, to deliver the possession of a flat to Dr Rajan Katoch of Bandla Tea Estate, Palampur tehsil (HP), within one month, after obtaining the completion certificate from the appropriate authority within two months.

CRIME

Studentís murder: Old enmity led to crime, one booked
Chandigarh, August 28
A day after a class XII student was stabbed to death, the police have booked 18-year old Kuldeep Kumar in the murder case. Old enmity due to a love affair is said to be the reason behind the murder, the police said.


Victim Ankitís parents at their house in Maloya village on Thursday: Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Victim Ankitís parents at their house in Maloya village on Thursday

Road rage: Three more accused arrested
Chandigarh, August 28
A day after two students were arrested in a case of dacoity after they snatched a Bolero pick-up at the Sector 7/8/18/19 roundabout, the police today arrested the remaining three accused in the case.

Couples held for duping NRI
Mohali, August 28
The NRI wing of the police has arrested two couples on charge of cheating an NRI of Rs 35 lakh. Gurpreet Deo, IG, who heads the NRI wing, said today that the two couples were running a company, Green India Electric Automobile Private Limited and had an office at Centra Mall in the Industrial Area, Phase I, Chandigarh.

suicide by manager
PNB, RBI directed to act
Chandigarh, August 28
In a two-month-old case of suicide by a manager employed with Punjab National Bank, Chandigarh, the National Human Rights Commission has directed authorities concerned to take appropriate action within 8 weeks on the complaint filed by a city-based social activist.

Woman cheat arrested
Chandigarh, August 28
The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the UT Police has arrested a woman fraudster, Bharti Bansal, from Delhi and remanded her in two-day police custody. Bharti was wanted in a total 15 cases of cheating and frauds in Haryana, Punjab, Delhi and in Chandigarh.

6 booked for abusing minor
Mohali, August 28
A case has been registered against six persons who had allegedly sexually abused a minor boy of Padiala village in Kurali. According to reports, the father of the minor boy had told the police that a resident of Lakhnour had taken his son to a house where he was allegedly sexually abused by some persons.

Cable theft
200 BSNL phones lose ring
Mohali, August 28
BSNL phones in Sector 48-C here have gone dead after cables linking the area to the network were stolen yesterday. The theft took place at a point located near the bridge on the road leading from Phase XI.

 


Employees repair the damaged cables in Phase XI, Mohali, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Employees repair the damaged cables in Phase XI, Mohali, on Thursday

SPORTS

Dhruv Pandove Trophy
Day 1: Punjab in driverís seat
Chandigarh, August 28
The Punjab bowling lineup put the team in the driverís seat against Vidarbha on the first day of the 4th All-India (U-19) Invitation Tournament for the Dhruv Pandove Trophy, being played here today.

New PCA president DP Reddy (left) during the inauguration of the 4th All-India (U-19) Invitation Tournament. A Tribune photograph

New PCA president DP Reddy (left) during the inauguration of the 4th All-India (U-19) Invitation Tournament

volleyball tourney
GMSSS-45 rout Vivek High School

Chandigarh, August 28
Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 45, beat Vivek High School, Sector 38, in the first match of the ongoing Inter-School Volleyball Championship for Boys and Girls at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 26, here today.

Players in action during a match of the Inter-School Volleyball Championship at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Thursday
Players in action during a match of the Inter-School Volleyball Championship at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

cricket tournament
St Josephís advance to semifinal
Chandigarh, August 28
An unbeaten quick-fire knock by Shrey Chibber (57 off 32 balls) and a fine contribution with the ball by Yashvardhan Chauhan (4 wickets for 10 runs) enabled St Josephís School, Sector 44, to beat Shivalik Public School, Mohali, by 96 runs to enter the semifinal of the ongoing 6th St Josephís Cash Prize (Under-13) Inter-School Cricket Tournament.

ONGC sub-junior hockey tournament venue shifted
Chandigarh, August 28
Owing to the bad condition of the AstroTurf field at the sports complex in Sector 42, the Rock Rovers Hockey Club has decided to shift their annual feature- the 13th ONGC SN Vohra Memorial Sub-Junior (U-14) Hockey Tournament, at the hockey stadium of Sector 18.

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