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PU elections
NSUI takes home the lionís share
Chandigarh, September 5
Making inroads into the once stronghold of PUSU and SOPU, the NSUI today bagged three of the four seats in the elections held for the Panjab University Campus Students Council.
NSUI presidential candidate Divyanshu Budhiraja celebrates his victory with supporters at the Student Centre on Friday. NSUI presidential candidate Divyanshu Budhiraja celebrates his victory with supporters at the Student Centre on Friday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

electrocution of man, daughter 
HC orders Rs 22 lakh relief for family
Chandigarh, September 5
Justice Ritu Bahri of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has ordered a compensation of Rs 22 lakh to the family of Mahinder Singh and his daughter Harmit Kaur of Badheri village, both of whom died of electric shock while hanging clothes on their roof in May 2003.





EARLIER STORIES



Modi fails to hold studentsí interest
Children watch Prime Minister Narendra Modiís live address on Teacher's Day at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Friday.Chandigarh/Panchkula, September 5
The elaborate arrangements made by school authorities failed to hold studentsí attention as scores of them were seen engrossed in their own activities than listening to Prime Minister Narendra Modiís address on Teacherís Day.

Children watch Prime Minister Narendra Modiís live address on Teacher's Day at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

Lack of infrastructure comes to the fore in Píkula schools
Children watch the PMís address sitting on a wet floor at a government school in Sector 17, Panchkula, on Friday.Panchkula, September 5
The lack of infrastructure at government schools came to the fore during the Prime Ministerís interactive speech today as  students were left drenched in rain while watching the programme.



Children watch the PMís address sitting on a wet floor at a government school in Sector 17, Panchkula, on Friday. Tribune Photo: Nitin Mittal

Rain, power cuts play spoilsport
Mohali/Dera Bassi, September 5
Rain and power cuts during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address on Teacher's Day disappointed scores of students and teachers in schools located on Chandigarh's periphery.






COMMUNITY

Goods worth lakhs destroyed
The shop where the fire broke at Maloya village in Chandigarh on Friday.Chandigarh, September 5
Goods worth lakhs were destroyed after a fire broke out at a two-storey building in Maloya, housing a mattress shop on the ground floor and an AC repair shop on the upper floor. Two firemen also received minor injuries.

The shop where the fire broke at Maloya village in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photos: Parvesh Chauhan

Portion of false ceiling falls off at MC office
Chandigarh, September 5
A portion of the plaster of Paris (POP) fell from the roof of the MC Joint Commissionerís office today. Nobody was injured in the incident.

Chandimandir Command Hospital gets organ retrieval, transplant capability
Maj Gen Atul Sharma gives a certificate to Lt Col Mamta Sarin on the concluding day of a workshop at Command Hospital in Chandimandir.Chandigarh, September 5
Command Hospital, Chandimandir, has achieved the capability to retrieve and harvest liver, kidney, small intestine and pancreas for organ transplant. This makes it the second service hospital to have this expertise after the Army Research and Referral (RR) Hospital, New Delhi.

Maj Gen Atul Sharma gives a certificate to Lt Col Mamta Sarin on the concluding day of a workshop at Command Hospital in Chandimandir. A TRibune Photograph

overcharging of vat
Finance Secy asks UT officials to submit report
Chandigarh, September 5
The UT Finance Secretary, Saravjit Singh, today asked the UT officials to submit a report on the complaints regarding charging of Value Added Tax (VAT) and the illegal levying of service charges by city restaurants and hotels.

Solar power panel in bad shape at Chhat village
The abandoned solar power panel at Chhat village near Zirakpur. Zirakpur (Chhat), September 5
Cow dung cakes and weed have taken over a solar power plant installed at Chhat village by the previous SAD-BJP government in 1999. The Punjab Energy Development Authority (PEDA) has reportedly turned a blind eye towards the existing infrastructure system, lying defunct for the past 14 years.

The abandoned solar power panel at Chhat village near Zirakpur. Tribune Photo: Nitin Mittal

Given a day by Delhi HC, accused fails to tie the knot
Panchkula, September 5
Despite being given a day by the Delhi High Court to get married, Puneet from Panchkula, who was arrested by the Melbourne police in a fatal car crash, did not tie the knot.

Rs 34 lakh found in bank accounts
Chandigarh, September 5
With the accused SHO Inspector Rajesh Shukla in CBI custody, the investigating officials today scrutinised his bank accounts.

Pleasant Weather: Sudden showers took commuters by surprise; and (right) a tree that was uprooted following a storm in Sector 27, Chandigarh, on Friday.
Pleasant Weather: Sudden showers took commuters by surprise; and (right) a tree that was uprooted following a storm in Sector 27, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune Photos: Parvesh Chauhan and Manoj Mahajan 


EDUCATION

Admn honours teachers, staff for their dedication
UT Adviser KK Sharma with teachers honoured during a special function at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Friday.Chandigarh, September 5
The UT Education Department today paid rich tributes to Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the second President of India, whose birth anniversary is celebrated across the nation as Teacherís Day.

UT Adviser KK Sharma with teachers honoured during a special function at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

teacherís day celebrations
Students join the faculty to celebrate Teacher's Day at Oakridge International School in Mohali. St John's High School
Chandigarh: The programme began with the President's speech, delivered by students in English and Hindi. It was followed by the Prime Minister's address.


Students join the faculty to celebrate Teacher's Day at Oakridge International School in Mohali. A Tribune Photograph

College Poll results: Consistent rain throughout the day and long weekend were no deterrent for enthusiastic voters
Over 50% voters turn out in colleges

INSO and SOI workers celebrate victory in Chandigarh.Chandigarh, September 5
The student council elections in city colleges got a boost this year. The voter turnout went up, crossing 60 per cent in a number of colleges. Last year, the voter turnout had broken the records of previous five years. The excitement among voters continued to grow this time.

INSO and SOI workers celebrate victory in Chandigarh. Tribune photos: Manoj Mahajan, Pradeep Tewari, Parvesh Chauhan and vicky gharu

Only girl candidate to be elected prez
Chandigarh, September 5
Fighting the male bastion in the cityís co-educational colleges, a girl candidate today emerged winner for the post of president as the colleges went to student council polls today. Beating her two male counterparts at Sri Guru Gobind Singh (SGGS) Khalsa College, Sector 26, Ramandeep Kaur Bajwa, emerged winner with a total of 1, 223 votes.

Warhorse made NSUI repeat history
Following the announcement of results, activists of the NSUI and the PUSU raise slogans in front of each other at the Student Centre in Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Friday.Chandigarh, September 5
The old warhorses and party cadre together made the Congress-backed National Students Union of India (NSUI), win the presidential post in the Panjab University Campus Student Council (PUCSC) elections for the second time in a row, creating history once again.

Following the announcement of results, activists of the NSUI and the PUSU raise slogans in front of each other at the Student Centre in Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

Showers play spoilsport 
Chandigarh, September 5
Even as the rain played spoilsport during the Panjab University Campus Student Council (PUCSC) elections in the university ó keeping the polling below 60 per cent ó the supporters of various student parties kept cheering their candidates.

PUCSU result delayed
Recounting for two posts
Chandigarh, September 5
Scores of party activists thronged the Student Centre for more than four hours as the recounting of votes for two posts of the Panjab University Campus Student Council was under way.

Hostellers pack bags, head home
Chandigarh, September 5
As soon as the voting for the PU student council elections concluded on Friday, a large number of hostel inmates left for their native places.

Party stickers strewn around at the Department of Law at Panjab University on Friday.
Party stickers strewn around at the Department of Law at Panjab University on Friday. A Tribune photo

Students cast their votes at a department during the student council elections; and (right) PUSU supporters don party stickers at Panjab University on Friday.
Students cast their votes at a department during the student council elections; and (right) PUSU supporters don party stickers at Panjab University on Friday. Tribune Photos: S Chandan

Panjab University Vice-Chancellor AK Grover takes a round of the campus; and (right) police officials keep vigil on the campus on Friday.
Panjab University Vice-Chancellor AK Grover takes a round of the campus; and (right) police officials keep vigil on the campus on Friday. Tribune Photos: S Chandan


 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Woman found dead
Dera Bassi, September 5
A woman was found dead under mysterious circumstances in her rented accommodation at Mubarikpur village near here, this afternoon. Parents of the deceased Rubby (20), however, suspect foul play while her in-laws term it a suicide.

Dera Bassi gets blood storage unit
Dera Bassi, September 5
A local MLA, Narinder Kumar Sharma, inaugurated a blood storage unit at the local civil hospital here today. The unit costs Rs 22.50 lakh. The facility has a storage capacity of 50 units.

COURTS

Housefed Cooperative Housing Scheme
District forum comes to alloteesí rescue
Mohali, September 5
The District Forum, Mohali, headed by Madhu P Singh, today stayed the operation of the demand-cum-possession letter dated July 15, 2014, issued by Housefed Punjab to over 600 allottees of the Cooperative Housing Scheme at Sector 79 in Mohali.

Man gets life term for murder
Chandigarh, September 5
A local court today sentenced a man to life imprisonment in a murder case. The court sentenced accused Shankar alias Judi to life imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 20,000 on him.

CRIME

Teen held for stealing scooter
Chandigarh, September 5
Almost five months after an Activa scooter was stolen, the police have arrested the thief and recovered the stolen vehicle from his possession.

18-year-old ends his life
Mohali, September 5
An 18-yr-old teenager of Jujhar Nagar allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his residence last evening. The victim, Jaiveer, was said to be under depression as he had failed in the Class XII examinations this year.

Accused servantís accomplice held
Chandigarh, September 5
The police have arrested the accomplice of the accused servant, who fled with Rs 10 lakh cash and an I-pad from the house of the chairman of the Rayat Bahra Group of Institutes, GS Bahra, yesterday.

Man arrested for murder
Mohali, September 5
The Mohali police arrested a person on the charge of murdering his 30-year-old cousin late last night.

SPORTS

inter-school skating championship
Gurukul Globalís Nanki bags gold
Girls participate in an inline race event during the ongoing Inter-School Skating Championship at the skating rink in Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Friday.Chandigarh, September 5
Skater Nanki Sandhu of Gurukul Global School, Mani Majra, secured the first position in the (U-11) girls Rink Race-I category during the ongoing Inter-School Skating Championship for girls, being held here today.

Girls participate in an inline race event during the ongoing Inter-School Skating Championship at the skating rink in Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

GMHS, Vikasnagar, emerge victorious
Chandigarh, September 5
Yoga performers of Government Model High School, Vikasnagar, bagged the title of the Inter-School Yoga Championship for (U-14) girlsí category being played at the yoga centre in Sector 23 here today.

Junior Golf Coaching programme from Sept 20
Chandigarh, September 5
The Chandigarh Golf Club will host a one-month Junior Golf Coaching programme from September 20 to October 19. The programme will be presided over by EGTF certified coach and member of the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI), Ajay Gujral.

13th ONGC SN Vohra Memorial Hockey Tournament
Bush Academy steer into final
Players vie for the ball during a match of the 13th ONGC SN Vohra Memorial Hockey Tournament at the hockey stadium in Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Friday.Chandigarh, September 5
Baba Udham Singh Hockey (BUSH) Academy entered in the finals of the 13th ONGC SN Vohra Memorial Sub-Junior (U-14) Hockey Tournament, here today.



Players vie for the ball during a match of the 13th ONGC SN Vohra Memorial Hockey Tournament at the hockey stadium in Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

Ex-soccer player Harvinder on cloud nine
Chandigarh, September 5
A well-known face of Chandigarhís soccer team Harvinder Pal Singh (Sonu), former club level player, has added another feather to his cap by getting nominated as the manager of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) football team.

Basketball trials on September 8 
Chandigarh, September 5
The Chandigarh Basketball Association will organise selection trials to shortlist (U-16) basketball players on September 8 at 5 pm at New Public School, Sector 18, here.

Delhiís Gulfam wins maiden golf title
Mohali, September 5
Delhiís Gulfam bagged his maiden professional win with a two-shot lead in the 2014 PGTI Feeder Tour Season at the greens of Forest Hill Golf Resort in Mohali today.

Shooter Arjun clinches gold
Chandigarh, September 5
In the boysí (U-19) rifle event of the Inter-School Shooting Championship, Arjun won the gold medal while Aditya bagged the silver medal. Fateh Singh claimed bronze medal in the same category.

Tennis tourney from Sept 8 
Chandigarh, September 5
Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association will organise St Stephenís School-AITA Championship Series Tennis Tournament for (U-14) boys and girls from September 8 to 12.

 






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