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PTL employee found murdered
Limbs of the highly decomposed body were tied and mouth was stuffed with cloth
Tribune News Service

Mohali, September 6
The highly decomposed body of a 58-year-old employee of Punjab Tractor Limited was found at his residence in Phase XI here today.

The body of the victim, identified as Naib Singh, a painter at the PTL, was lying on the floor near his motorcycle in his one-room set accommodation. His limbs were tied and mouth was stuffed with a cloth.

The Mohali Police, who have registered a murder case against unidentified persons, are yet to ascertain the injuries on the body as it is highly decomposed.

“The blood stains on the wall indicate he was hit with some weapon,” said DSP Navreet Singh Virk, who visited the spot along with the Phase XI SHO, Sub-Inspector Navin Pal Singh Lehal in the afternoon.

Virk said it could be the handiwork of some persons known to the victim. “The door of the main entrance was bolted from outside,” said the DSP.

The murder came to light when a property dealer visited the house this afternoon. The victim was in touch with the property dealer as he wanted to sell the house.

“When he opened the main door, he saw the body of Naib Singh lying on the floor. There was foul smell in the entire house. He (the property dealer) immediately informed the neighbours and they called up Naib Singh’s son Harpreet Singh, who lived at his native village of Amlala, Dera Bassi,” said Lehal. The victim’s wallet and mobile were found missing. “We suspect Naib Singh got a large sum from his company as reimbursement of his medical bills. The murderers might have come to know about that,” said Virk.

“He did his duty from 6 am to 2 pm on September 3 and was seen in the evening that day by a neighbour. His murder might have taken place immediately after that,” the police said. Naib Singh, who had been living alone at his house, was fond of liquor. His son Harpreet Singh said his father used to visit the village during weekends.

“This weekend he did not come and today the Mohali Police informed us that he has been murdered,” said Harpreet Singh. He said he met his father on September 1 when he visited the house to deliver a gas cylinder.

A forensic team was summoned called. “We have registered a case under Section 302, IPC. The body has been sent to the mortuary of the Mohali Civil Hospital at Phase VI. Post-mortem would be conducted tomorrow,” said Lehal.



Fleeing car driver drags cop to 80m
Tribune News Service

The traffic policeman shows his injured arm
The traffic policeman shows his injured arm

Chandigarh, September 6
A traffic police constable was dragged on the bonnet of a car near the Centra Mall light point, Industrial Area, this evening. Constable Surinder Singh (37) suffered injuries on his right elbow and was admitted to the Government Medical College Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32.
Mohit, who chased the fleeing driver, with his damaged bike
Mohit, who chased the fleeing driver, with his damaged bike.

A motorcyclist chased the car, driven by Tanwinder Singh, and made him stop near the Sector 29 roundabout. His motorcycle was damaged in the chase.

The incident took place when constable Surinder signalled the car driver to stop. But the driver tried to escape. Police officials said to save himself, the constable jumped and clung on to the bonnet of the car. Tanwinder, a resident of Fatehgarh Sahib, was driving the car. A case was registered against him at the Industrial Area police station.

On August 14, a traffic head constable was dragged to more than 80 metre on the bonnet of a sedan on the road separating Sector 9 and 10. Two persons were arrested.



Man crushed to death near Mouli village
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, September 6
A 35-year-old man was crushed to death and his relative critically injured when the bike which they were riding was hit by a speeding car near Mouli village this morning. The car driver fled the spot.

The victim, identified as Gurmail Singh and Narain Sharma, who were going towards Toda village, were rushed to the General Hospital, Sector 6. The doctors declared Gurmail Singh dead on arrival and Narain Sharma was referred to the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, Chandigarh.

In-charge of the Mouli village police post Suresh Pal said: “According to an eyewitness, the car driver hit them from behind and was driving at a very high speed. The number of the car could not be noted down.” Gurmail Singh owned a small poultry farm.



Haryana Roadways staff go on strike
Passengers left in the lurch as drivers stopped plying buses suddenly
Hina Rohtaki
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, September 6
Hundreds of passengers were inconvenienced when more than 200 roadways buses in the entire Panchkula district went off the road, bringing the public transport to a grinding halt. The roadways employees have not called off the unscheduled strike till the reports last came in.

The employees went on strike in the entire state this morning after they came to learn that their colleagues at the Kaithal depot had been booked by the Haryana police in a brawl with the staff of private buses. As soon as the FIR was lodged in Kaithal this morning, the roadways employees stopped the buses at the bus stand in Sector 5 here, leaving the passengers in the lurch.

All buses that started their journey before 10 am dropped the passengers at their desired destinations and then returned to the Panchkula bus stand to take part in the strike.

President of the employees union Tara Chand said: “The Haryana Government has given 3,519 private permits. A few private bus drivers manhandled our roadways employees at the Kaithal depot. When our employees sought action against the private drivers, the government ordered an FIR against the roadways staff.”

He said: “We will not call off the strike till the FIR is cancelled.” Chand said no bus plied after 10 am. More than 200 employees stayed put on the premises of the bus stand.

Meanwhile, General Manager of the Haryana Roadways Pradyuman Singh said: “The strike has still not been called off. We are trying our best that they resume work.”

“I had to take an entrance test in Sonepat. The roadways staff went on strike suddenly. Now, I have called my father and he will accompany me to Sonepat in a taxi as it will get dark when I return,” said Pratyusha, a student and resident of Sector 12.

No bus plied

There are 109 buses in Panchkula and more than 70 in Kalka and Pinjore. None of them plied. However, a few buses of the Chandigarh depot of the Haryana Roadways plied despite the strike.



Man gets 20-yr RI for raping child

Chandigarh, September 6
A special court for crime against women today awarded 20-year rigourous imprisonment to a 22-year-old man for raping a two-and-a-half-year-old child. The court also slapped Rs 1 lakh fine on Sandeep, the accused, in the case. A resident of Sector 52 here, he was convicted on September 4 for raping the child, who lived in his neighbourhood.

The UT police had registered a case against him on July 31 last year. The girl’s mother had lodged a complaint with the police. — TNS



PU poll over, student leaders list priorities

Divyanshu Budhiraja, President

Age: 21
Dept: UIET fourth year
Party: NSUI
Family Background: Hails from Sonepat district in Haryana. His father is a retired government employee and mother vice-principal in a private school.

What worked in your favour during the elections?

Steps taken by former PUCSC president Chandan Rana for the welfare of students and guidance by the senior NSUI leaders turned out to be key factors in my win.

What would be your priorities?

“Raising standards of education and research in the university will be my main concern apart from better placements for students”.

What will be your strategy?

I will be visiting all departments to meet the students and discuss their problems. Getting them resolved swiftly would be part of my strategy.

How can students reach you?

“Students can meet me anytime at the president’s office or hostel room to discuss their problems”.

Snigdha Bawa, Vice- President

Age: 22
Dept: Economics
Party: NSUI
Family Background: Hails from Jalandhar. Her father is a businessman and mother is a principal.

What worked in you favour?

I feel the efforts made by the party leaders in the past really helped us in this election. Moreover, the strategy and vision of the NSUI leaders also played an important role.

What would be your priorities?

Introducing personality development workshops for students and keeping the campus clean would be my priority.

What will be your strategy?

Reaching out to students and redressing their problems.

How can students reach you?

Students having any issue can visit may office and discuss their problems.

Ankur Sehrawat, Secretary

Age: 23
Dept: UIET (MTech)
Party: NSUI-NSO alliance
Family Background: Belongs to Jind district in Haryana. His father is an ex-serviceman and mother is a housewife.

What worked in your favour?

The hard work of the NSO workers and its alliance with the NSUI helped me bag the post of secretary

What would be your priorities?

Ensuring placements for maximum number of university students will be my priority.

What will be your strategy?

I will start working from Day 1. I have already started meeting junior students of my department to know their problems.

How can students reach you?

I will be available in my department during the morning hours. in the afternoon at my office and in the evening at the hostel.

Abhishek Thapar, Joint Secretary

Age: 22
Dept: UIET final year
Party: PUSU
Family Background: He hails from Gurdaspur. His family doesn’t have a political background. His father is a banker and mother is a doctor.

What worked in your favour?

I feel my personal circle and clean image among the friends turned out to be an advantage for me and it helped me win the elections.

What would be your priorities?

I feel solving the day to day problems faced by students would be my priority. Setting up a library in the South Campus and upgrading infrastructure in laboratories would also be my focus.

How do students reach you?

Students can contact me on my mobile anytime they want and can even meet me at the student council office or the UIET department. They can also reach me through the social networking sites.


City gets highest 24-hr rainfall
Records highest rainfall in September in the past three years; more showers likely
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 6
The incessant rainfall, that lashed the city on Friday, has set a record of the highest 24-hour rainfall in September in the past three years.

The city has recorded 70.8 mm rainfall in 24 hours, recorded till Saturday evening.

In 2013, the highest 24-hour rainfall recorded was 63 mm in September 2013, 25.7 mm in 2012 and 23.4 mm in 2011.

An official from the Chandigarh Met Department said, “There is a possibility of rain in the coming three days.”

The delayed monsoon has brought respite to city residents from humidity. The weekend commenced with a pleasant weather.

Meanwhile, the maximum temperature recorded in the city today was 31.4 degree Celsius, two degrees down from the normal, while the minimum was 22.4 degree Celsius, one degree below normal.

‘Brought respite’

There is a possibility of rain in the coming three days. The delayed monsoon has brought respite to city residents from the humidity.

Met official



Showers leave vegetable market in a mess
Shoppers face inconvenience due to stagnant muddy water; say administration needs to take a call
Deepankar Sharda
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 6
It was a harrowing experience for shoppers visiting the Grain and Vegetable Market, Sector 26, on Saturday as stench-emitting muddy water coupled with vegetables leftovers made it a pitiable sight.

More than 5,000 shoppers visit the market daily.

The showers that lashed the city on Friday evening lead to water stagnation and choking of drains. Usually the market witnesses a heavy footfall on the weekend compared to the working days.

The foul smell worsened as the day progressed.

“It’s difficult to buy vegetables as the stench is unbearable. After every shower, the Administration should ensure that the area is kept clean for the convenience of people. Encroachments should be removed and shop owners in the area should put in efforts to keep the area clean. Littering should be avoided,” said Shelansh Mankotia, a shopper.

The irregular flow of traffic inside the market also affects the cleanliness drive due to the stagnant water.

“Carrying out business in such conditions is an arduous task for shopkeepers. It’s difficult to stand the foul smell. They should raise their voice in this regard. The Administration, people and shopkeepers should make joint efforts in maintaining cleanliness in the area. If the authorities concerned don’t act now, it is bound to affect sales as many people will refrain from visiting the area,” said Balraj Kallia, another shopper.

A similar scenario was also seen at the Grain Market. The area is maintained by the Market Committee under the supervision of UT Estate Office.

Drains were choked

The showers that lashed the city on Friday evening lead to water stagnation and choking of drains. Usually the market witnesses a heavy footfall on the weekend compared to the working days. The foul smell worsens as the day progresses. The irregular flow of traffic inside the market also affects the cleanliness drive due to the stagnant water. Several shoppers complained of inconvenience.

‘Efforts needed’

}It’s difficult to buy vegetables as the stench is unbearable. After every shower, the Administration should ensure that the area is kept clean for the convenience of people. Encroachments should be removed and shop owners in the area should put in efforts to keep the area clean. Littering should be avoided.~

Shelansh Mankotia, a shopper



muddy water
Sec 65 residents at receiving end
Akash Ghai
Tribune News Service

Mohali, September 6
Residents of GMADA flats located in the Bulk Material Market at Sector 65-A are getting muddy water supply for the past few days.
A resident shows muddy water supplied to the GMADA flats in Sector 65, Mohali, on Saturday
A resident shows muddy water supplied to the GMADA flats in Sector 65, Mohali, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

The residents lamented that despite several complaints, nobody was paying attention to their woes. “We are forced to fetch water from our relatives or friends’ houses,” said Dr HS Gill, a resident here.

Showing the poor quality of water that they had been receiving at their houses, residents said one can’t use it even in washroom, let alone drink it or prepare food with it. “For the past two days, we have not taken bath owing to supply of muddy water. We are finding it difficult to get drinking water. Many of us are forced to buy mineral water bottles from the market,” said Amarjit Singh, another resident.

Expressing similar sentiments, Neelam Sharma, claimed that due to muddy water, the RO systems of several houses have become dysfunctional. “We have to clean our RO systems within a month. We have made several complaints to the authorities but to no avail,” she claimed.

RK Handa, a junior engineer (JE) in the Public Health Department of GMADA, admitted that the residents were getting contaminated water for the past couple of days.

“A technical problem had occurred in the tubewell from which the water supply to the locality was being made. We have suspended the supply from that tubewell now. We have also cleaned the pipelines through which the water was being supplied. The problem of the area has been redressed,” the junior engineer claimed.



Children’s home in P’kula faces shortage of funds
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, September 6
Ashiana, a children’s home in Sector 16 here, is suffering from shortage of accommodation and funds.

This was revealed to Dr Smita Misra, a social activist who is also in the fray for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket from Panchkula in the forthcoming state Assembly elections. She met the authorities and children at Ashiana today.

The shelter home is being run by Association for Social Health in India (AFSH).

The joint secretary of the AFSH, Haryana chapter, Neelam Khullar, told Misra that the grants being given by the Haryana Government were not enough to run the shelter home properly. She also disclosed that though they had different rooms for boys and girls, there was a need to have separate hostel facilities. Khullar also revealed that they had requested the authorities to look into the matter but nothing has been done till date.

Misra said, “Various studies have shown that the girls were vulnerable at most of the orphanage homes. There is a need to segregate boys and girls to avoid any untoward incident. I will take up the matter with the departments concerned.”

Ashiana is home to as many as 50 children, including 39 girls. Besides, the home is also looking after over 120 children in the age-group of five to 18 years.



High drama at Elante parking lot over fee
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 6
High drama was witnessed at the paid parking lot opposite Elante Mall in the Industrial Area today after an advocate objected to the alleged overcharging by the parking attendants.

Advocate Divanshu Jain said the parking attendants charged him Rs 20 when he parked his car. “Since the parking charges are Rs 10, I objected to being overcharged on which the parking attendants entered into an altercation with me,” said Jain.

Jain said he immediately informed the police control room about the incident. However, the police claimed that the matter had been reported to the authorities concerned.

“I have kept the parking slip issued to me and will complaint against the parking contractor to the Municipal Corporation”, he said.



Nutrition Week observed at PGI
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 6
The staff of PGIMER observed ‘Nutrition week’ organised jointly by the Departments of Dietetics and Paediatrics today.

The theme of the event was improving nutritive value of foods available in eating establishments of PGIMER. Dr Yogesh Chawla, Director, PGIMER, was the chief guest on the occasion.

Dr Bhavneet Bharti, Associate Professor, Paediatrics, delivered a talk on starting a healthy hospital food initiative in the institute while dieticians Sunita Bhatti and Nancy Sahni gave a demonstration on healthy food items that can be introduced in hospital canteens.

A short film titled ‘Food safety: Farm to fork’ developed for training of food handlers, a joint initiative of the Department of Dietetics and the School of Public health, was released by the chief guest.

Max Hospital

To mark the National Nutrition Week, the Max Super Speciality Hospital (MSSH), Mohali, held a nutrition awareness programme today. On the occasion, an exhibition was organised to speared awareness on nutritious foods. Sunita Malhotra, senior dietician, PGI, and Dr ON Bhakoo, former HOD, Neonatology, PGI, inaugurated the exhibition.



blood donation drive
399 from tricity volunteer for the noble cause

Chandigarh, September 6
More than one lakh persons took part in the mega blood donation drive spread across 700 centres in 300 cities across the country today.

Enthusiast donors came out in large numbers at the four centres set up in the tricity, registering as many as 399 donations.

The cause taken up by the Akhil Bhartiya Terapanth Yuvak Parishad (ABTYP) was supported by Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi. This is the second mega blood donation drive by the social organisation having operations across the globe. — TNS



BlackBerry announces special offer

BlackBerry, in association with Idea Cellular, announced a special offer on 1GB data plan for its customers using Idea postpaid connections on Saturday.

Idea users with BlackBerry OS 7 devices can now avail BIS 1GB 2G plan at just Rs 83 per month, with an annual rental plan of Rs 999, taxes extra. This scheme is in line with the company’s commitment towards the Indian market to help the brand reach out to a wider base of potential customers . — TNS



HC ruling on need-based changes in CHB units hailed

The UT Administration has been dodging city residents in regularising need-based changes in their houses/flats on the pretext that the changes do not conform to the city’s building by-laws. Various pleas by the Federation of RWAs (residents’ welfare associations) and affected residents were turned down. A hefty compounding fee was proposed by the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) to allow certain changes in dwelling units. However, the proposal is hanging fire. Showing sensitivity to the genuine needs of the house owners, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has now issued directions to the UT Administration to amend the outdated building by-laws so as to allow the users to carry out changes within their own houses, without any intervention of the Administration. This is a landmark judgment and the city residents hail it whole-heartedly.

SC Luthra, Chandigarh

Mid-day meal: Supply dry ration to beneficiaries

This refers to the news story ‘Insect found in mid-day meal’ (Chandigarh Tribune, August 22). Much has been said and written about the cases where quality of food being served to students of various government schools across the country were found unfit for human consumption but to no avail. The recent case in the reckoning is a government school in Sector 45 where an insect was found in cooked rice meant to be served to as many as 700 students. The mid-day meal is supplied by the CITCO after being prepared at the Shivalik View Hotel. The Health Department collected samples and an inquiry was ordered. But, have these raids and inquiries ever churned out a solution to the malaise posing a potential danger to innocent lives? The answer is a resounding ‘no’. We often come across headlines in newspapers screaming ‘students taken ill after consuming spurious mid-day meal’. A cockroach, a rat or a lizard or even a tuft of hair have been found in the mid-day meal. Since inquiries into such incidents have proved useless so far, the authorities concerned should think about supplying dry ration to the beneficiaries or they should manage it in an orderly manner. They need to address the issue involving lives of innocent children before it assumes alarming proportions. A delay might spell doom.

Ramesh K Dhiman, Chandigarh



Day after, PU wears deserted look
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 6
In a stark contrast to the hubbub that was being witnessed on the Panjab University campus for the past few weeks, the varsity wore a deserted look a day after the announcement of the student council poll results.

Loud cheers of supporters during massive rallies, swanky cars honking on the campus roads and party stickers and pamphlets lying strewn across various grounds seemed things of the past. With tents and heaps of party stickers removed, the varsity seemed a different place.

While hostellers headed towards their homes soon after the polling, today, other varsity students, too, preferred to stay back home and relax.

Though the winning panel was still in a celebratory mode, other candidates got down to self-analysis.

The Student Centre, which remained crowded till 9 pm yesterday, wore a deserted look as well.

Divyanshu Budhiraja, who won the president’s post representing the NSUI alliance, lagged behind his major contender—Rachit Duggal of the SOI alliance—in terms of votes polled at a few departments. Barring the UICET, the competition was a close one at other departments.



Mainstream parties gaining ground on varsity campus
Amit Sharma
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 6
The direct influence of mainstream parties on student politics at Panjab University has become clear with the results of the student council elections.

The campus politics that was earlier confined to two homegrown student outfits—Student Organisation of Panjab University (SOPU) and Panjab University Students Union (PUSU)—has expanded its domain.

Winds of change seems to appear with the National Students Union of India (NSUI) winning the most powerful post (president) two years in a row and Students Organisation of India (SOI), a student outfit of Shiromani Akali Dal, emerging as a key player on the campus.

The NSUI that had won the previous elections was already aiming high this year. The shift of loyalties of the SOPU and PUSU leaders towards the SOI boosted the latter’s confidence as well and led to a good show as compared to previous years.

The two fronts gaining prominence among student bodies on the campus points towards mainstream parties eyeing youths to strengthen their political base across the country.

The debut of Students for Society (SFS), meanwhile, played a crucial role in the 2014 poll, leaving everyone surprised. The party’s presidential candidate, Amandeep Kaur, gathered 1,334 votes that worked for the NSUI’s advantage.

Political analysts believe that votes secured by the SFS could have gone to PUSU or the SOI, helping in turning the tables on the NSUI.

The SOI’s candidate, Rachit Duggal, lost the presidential post to the NSUI candidate, Divyanshu Budhiraja, by a thin margin of 58 votes. PUSU that has a strong base of cadre vote had to settle for the third position.

Popular faces missing from the party campaign turned out to be a disadvantage for PUSU, which was expected to perform well. The party, however, managed to win the post of joint secretary.

This year’s election results are a clear signal that homegrown parties face a serious threat from other student outfits that are cementing their base on the campus. 



College Poll
Meet the presidents

DAV College, Sector 10

Name: Sanjeev Malik
Party/Alliance: HSA, NSUI-ISA
Class: BA-III
Hails from: Narvana
Father’s occupation: Farmer
Claim to fame: Confidence

"We will hold regular star nites. Pushing for air-conditioning of the auditorium is another important requirement of students that I will look into immediately."

Post Graduate Government College for Women, Sector 11

Name: Shivangi Walia
Class: BCom-III
Hails from: Chandigarh
Father’s occupation: Businessman
Claim to fame: Self-confidence

"I will put up a note on the college notice board with my phone number and Facebook ID written on it. It will help students contact me easily. Sanitation is my top priority."

SGGS Khalsa College, Sector 26

Name: Ramandeep Kaur Bajwa
Party/Alliance: KCSU, GGSU and INSO
Class: MSc-I
Hails from: Chamkaur Sahib
Father’s occupation: Politics
Claim to fame: Connect with students

"Provision of night-cab facility and better sitting area in the canteen will be my topmost priorities. I would reach out to students through Facebook and face-to-face meetings."

GGDSD College, Sector 32

Name: Jaskirat Singh
Party/Alliance: PUSU, INSO and SOI
Class: BA-III
Hails from: Khanna
Father’s occupation: Doctor
Claim to fame: Positive attitude

"We will put up suggestion boxes outside each class to know about students’ problems. Enforcing a ban on challans for wrong parking till an underground parking lot is constructed will be our priority."

Post Graduate Government College, Sector 46

Name: Vivek Sangwan
Party/Alliance: PUSU
Class: BA-III
Hails from: Haryana
Father’s occupation: Bureaucrat
Claim to fame: Unpretentious

"We will push for an increase in the number of classrooms. College lags behind in aesthetic value. We will collect students’ feedback on our Facebook page."

Dev Samaj College for Women, Sector 45

Name: Hetu Joy Machhar
Class: BBA-III
Hails from: Ahmedabad
Father’s occupation: Medical management
Claim to fame: Communication skills

"Our college lacks basic facilities such as water supply and sanitation. I will ask all students to reach out to me through WhatsApp, the most economical and fast medium."

Government College of Commerce and Business Administration, Sector 42

Name: Jagmeet Singh
Class: BCom-III
Hails from: Mandi Gobindgarh
Father’s occupation: Businessman
Claim to fame: Patience

"In terms of infrastructure, our college is the best in the city. Still, there are certain problems that need to be addressed. I’ll be taking rounds of all classes every day to identify these problems."

Post Graduate Government College for Women, Sector 42

Name: Navjot Thakur
Class: BSc-III
Hails from: Chandigarh
Father’s occupation: Banker
Claim to fame: Appealing voice, strong manifesto

"Safety of students outside the college is my first priority. We will form a group of stakeholders from all classes to identify issues. WhatsApp will be used for communication."

Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26

Name: Anita Rai
Class: BCA-III
Hails from: Chandigarh
Father’s occupation: Engineer
Claim to fame: Approachable

"I will form a group of students who will visit all classes every day to identify students’ problems. They will also collect their feedback."



SOPU, PUSU run out of gas at colleges
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 6
Signifying a shift in the general trend of Panjab University Students Union (PUSU) and Student Organisation of Panjab University (SOPU) dominating the student council elections at city colleges, SOPU was found missing from most colleges after the results were announced this year.

Also, PUSU, contesting alone, could win elections from only one college: Post Graduate Governemnt College, Sector 46.

Indian National Students Organsiation (INSO), meanwhile, proved to be a worthy alliance partner, being part of winning alliances at three colleges.

At DAV College, Sector 10, last-minute withdrawal of the Haryana Student Association’s presidential candidate worked in the party’s favour. The party that was contesting alone saw its presidential candidate leave the college after withdrawing his fee due to some personal reasons. The party, which was already in the forefront, suddenly got the NSUI and ISA’s support as well, taking it to victory.



Teacher’s Day


Prof Ravinder Sharma conducts a workshop on collage making at Tribune Model School in Chandigarh on Saturday
different strokes: Prof Ravinder Sharma conducts a workshop on collage making at Tribune Model School in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

Chandigarh: Students paid rich tributes to Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the second President of India, whose birth anniversary is celebrated as Teacher’s Day. They also presented a plethora of cultural items.


Students celebrated the day with a lot of enthusiasm. Students presented speeches, songs and poems as a token of gratitude to teachers. Primary wing also performed a colourful Haryanvi dance.

Saint Soldier-28

The President’s message for teachers was read out in English and Hindi. Students greeted the teachers and expressed their gratitude.


Students presented a cultural programme for teachers. They showed their love and respect for teachers through cards and flowers. The management distributed gifts to the staff.

St. Joseph’s-44

The school commemorated Dr S Radhakrishnan’s birth anniversary. Special arrangements were made to show the Prime Minister’s address.

Manav Mangal-11

Panchkula: Around 800 students got together to watch the live telecast of Narendra Modi’s speech from New Delhi.

Sky World-21

Students wished teachers with greeting cards and flowers. A number of games and other fun activities were organised for teachers.

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Mohali: A number of activities, including tambola, musical chairs, paper dance and antakshri, marked the occasion. — TNS



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