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MBA Admission Today
Fee rules have students in a tizzy
Chandigarh, July 13
Students seeking admission to Panjab University’s newly started University Institute of Applied Management Sciences (UIAMS) are a worried lot. And this time, it’s not the tough competition that’s giving them sleepless nights, but the hefty amount of fees that they have to pay at the time of admission.

Bitten by snake, boy dies in Mohali Phase XI
Mohali, July 13
Five-year-old Arjun was bitten by a snake while he was playing near his house in Phase XI here last evening. He was rushed to GMCH-32, Chandigarh, where he died this morning.

Lassi jaisi koi nahin
Punjabi drink outscores exotic wines at Brussels contest
Chandigarh, July 13
East or West, lassi is the best. Believe it or not, Punjab’s household beverage has outscored exotic wines, fancy coffees - lattes and cappuccino - and brewed beer at a unique entrepreneurship competition in Brussels, the Netherlands, France and Spain.

Hospitals take to poaching
Chandigarh, July 13
Competition among private hospitals to grab the best talent available has sparked off a virtual “poaching war” among big industrial houses-turned-healthcare providers and their targets are renowned city doctors.

Kabaddi retains its charm even in the days of X-Box and other computer games. These young kabaddi enthusiasts in Sector 38-West, Chandigarh, were captured by Tribune lensman Pradeep Tewari on Sunday.
THE SUN NEVER SETS ON TRADITIONAL SPORT: Kabaddi retains its charm even in the days of X-Box and other computer games. These young kabaddi enthusiasts in Sector 38-West, Chandigarh, were captured by Tribune lensman Pradeep Tewari on Sunday.





Punjab Land Preservation Act
Entire land under Act not forest area: Kang
Mohali, July 13
Former Punjab minister Jagmohan Singh Kang yesterday ridiculed the contention of the Punjab Forest Department that the land under the Punjab Land Preservation Act (PLPA) was forest area. He pointed out that when Haryana had already notified that the PLPA lands were not forests and the Forest Conservation Act, 1980, was applicable to them, there was no reason why Punjab was bent upon treating these as forest areas.

Crying for attention: Wild growth in the boys’ hostel in B.Ed College, Sector 20, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Karam Singh

Post-Rain Misery
Panchkula slums on verge of epidemic outbreak
Panchkula, July 13
Following heavy rains and water logging due to overflowing of nullahs in slums areas, the city is on the verge of outbreak of an epidemic. To make matters worse, the civic body seems to be quite oblivious of the threat looming large on the city as muck left in the slums after post heavy downpour has started stagnating and the authorities are yet to take preventive measures.

Suicide by Student
No arrest till probe is complete: SSP
Chandigarh, July 13
No arrest or legal action will be taken against the suspects in the case involving a first-year MBBS student of Government Medical College Manjot Singh who had committed suicide at his Amritsar residence last year after allegedly being subjected to harsh ragging by his seniors.

Helmet that takes calls!
Chandigarh, July 13
Ever heard of a helmet that can receive phone calls for you? An innovative lad, Gurvinder Singh, has startled everyone with his new contraption that can act both as a head gear as well as a mobile.

Another fake allotment case comes to light
Chandigarh, July 13
Cases of false allotment of dwelling units under the rehabilitation scheme continue to come to light. And this time, it is an employee of the public health department, Surinder Kumar, who had filed a false affidavit to get a tenement under the Licensing of Tenements and Sites and Services in Chandigarh Scheme, 1979.

Kids have fun outside Mata Mansa Devi Mandir, Panchkula, on Sunday.
MERRY MAKING UNDER CLOUDS: Kids have fun outside Mata Mansa Devi Mandir, Panchkula, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Smoking, biomass fuel ‘main causes’ of lung diseases
Chandigarh, July 13
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) remains a major public health problem and the fourth leading cause of all deaths worldwide. This was stated by Dr Surinder Kumar Gupta, a Chandigarh-based specialist in pulmonary diseases, while speaking at a one-day regional conference on chest diseases and related disorders ‘Chest Update 2008’ here today.

Protesters block road, commuters feel heat
Chandigarh, July 13
Commuters using the road dividing Sectors 16 and 17 are being forced to make a detour for the past four days as members of the Damdami Taksal are staging a dharna at Matka Chowk to protest against failure of the Central and state governments to proceed against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.

Experts exhibit animation in films
Chandigarh, July 13
Frameboxx Animation and Visual Effects organised a two-day animation event Treasureboxx 2008 at the Government Museum and Art Gallery here yesterday. The event was stressed on importance of computer graphics and animation in fast moving media and entertainment space.

Drivers get tips on safe driving
Chandigarh, July 13
Drivers from various departments of the Chandigarh administration were given tips on safe driving during a two-day workshop organised by the Chandigarh traffic police here at Traffic Park in Sector 23.

Youth electrocuted
Chandigarh, July 13
Ohri Lal, in his mid-20s, was electrocuted after he came in contact with a live wire near Kishangarh here this morning.

Slip roads cry for attention
Mohali, July 13
Mohali - Punjab’s city of the future could do with some basic facilities first.

Yoga classes
Chandigarh, July 13
Ozone fitness and spa will hold Power Yoga and Pilates classes from July 15 on its premises.

Students harassed
The year 2008 will be remembered as a year of confusion as students seeking admission for undergraduate courses in various colleges of Chandigarh are facing harassment due to the mismanagement of the authorities concerned.


Panjab varsity to have hi-tech building
Chandigarh, July 13
Department of University Institute of Applied Management Sciences (UIAMS) of Panjab University is all set to have its own state of-the-art building which will house an approximate strength of 300 students. The centrally air-conditioned building will have a digital library and a first-of-its-kind “Cyber-rary” (cyber library) on the campus.

Aspiring candidates after appearing in MET at DAV college, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Sunday. 2000 take MET
Chandigarh, July 13
Over 2000 students appeared for the Management Entrance Test (MET), a state level test for admissions to MBA and MCA courses, held at various centres here today. The result of the test will be declared on July 20 and the counselling will be held on July 23. Through MET, candidates can seek admission in all universities of Punjab, including PTU, Jalandhar, GNDU, Amritsar, Punjabi University, Patiala, and its affiliated colleges.

Aspiring candidates after appearing in MET at DAV college, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tiwari

City lad shines in CA exam
Chandigarh, July 13
Chandigarh based Raghav Sharda has got 10th position in all-India ranking of the chartered accountancy exam conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). The result was declared yesterday. Raghav aspires to attain the degree in Accounts at International level and want to be a successful direct tax consultant.

AIEEE counselling on
Chandigarh, July 13
The ongoing joint counselling for engineering courses at UIET, DCET, CCET and PEC under AIEEE went on smoothly for the fourth day. Today all the seats in the general category were taken. Around 250 students got admission.

PU Notes
BPharma, BSc (hons) counselling deferred
Chandigarh, July 13
The counselling dates for BPharma and BSc (honours) have been postponed. The counselling for the open- category students will now be held on July 21 and 22 while for the reserved-category students, it will be conducted on July 23 and 24.


Consumer Courts
ICICI Bank to refund excess amount
Chandigarh, July 13
Upholding the orders of the Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has directed the ICICI Bank to refund the excess amount charged by the bank from the proprietors of Nikka Mal Babu Ram Jewellers. The bank was also asked to pay Rs 5,000 as costs of litigation.


Disputes over common land on the rise
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 13
Office of Fatehgarh Sahib SSP is flooded with complaints of property disputes in villages especially over common or panchayat land.

PSEB helpless as some plants shut
Patiala, July 13
Y.S. Ratra, chairman, Punjab State Electricity Board, said due to constraints in the state and Central sector power projects, the PSEB was facing shortage of power.

8 months on, one held in suicide case
Dera Bassi, July 13
Almost eight months after a 20-year-old resident allegedly committed suicide due to allegations that he had misbehaved with a girl, the local police has arrested the girl’s brother Rahul Gandhi on charges of abetment to suicide.

Newborn girl found abandoned
Ambala, July 13
A newborn girl was found abandoned in a field in Rolan village close to Ambala Cantonment this morning. The infant was wrapped in a cloth.

One killed, another hurt in accident
Lalru, June 13
A man was killed while his pillion rider was seriously hurt in a road mishap after an unidentified car knocked down the motorcycle they were riding on near here, this afternoon.


Winners of the Bhawan Vidhyala state ranking tournament at Sector-23, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Munish, Nadia lift trophies
Chandigarh, July 13
Left-handed Munish Bhardwaj of BSNL and Nadia Saini of DAV Coaching Centre emerged champions in men's and women's singles titles, respectively, in the Bhavan Hawk's 14 th Bhavan Vidyalaya Chandigarh State Ranking Table Tennis Tournament, concluded at Table Tennis Hall, Sector 23, here, today.

Winners of the Bhawan Vidhyala state ranking tournament at Sector-23, Chandigarh, on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

AITA: Shikhars in main draw
Chandigarh, July 13
Shikhar Nehru and Shikhar Gaddh have secured their places in the main draw by beating their rivals in the final qualifying round of boys under-18 in ongoing Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament at CLTA, Sector 10 here today.

Varsha, Vishal shine in 600m race
Chandigarh, July 13
Varsha, a student of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 28, here, won top honours in the 600-metre race trailing Harmeet Kaur (GMSSS, Sector 37) and Kartika (KBDAV School-7) to second and third spots, respectively, in the under-14 girls in Chandigarh State Sub-Junior and Junior Athletics Championship-2008 concluded here at Sports Complex, Sector-46, today.

Jeev finishes ninth in Scottish Open
Chandigarh, July 13
Jeev Milkha Singh played yet another top 10 finish in the European Golf Tour when he finished tied ninth in the Scottish Open on the par-71 greens of the Loch Lomond Golf Club in Glasgow (Scotland) late this evening (Indian time) today.

Innovators after winning the match played between Innovators and Killer Jinx at St. Stephen school in Chandigarh on Sunday. Sarfraz steers Jinx to victory
Chandigarh, July 13
With his overall performance, (52 runs and 2 for 15), Sarfraz steered his team, Killer Jinx, to victory against Innovators team by eight wickets in the finals of Outline Premier League at St Stephen’s School grounds, Sector 45 here today.

Innovators after winning the match played between Innovators and Killer Jinx at St. Stephen school in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu

Punjab T20 players selected
Chandigarh, July 13
Trials for Chandigarh team for Punjab State Twenty-20 Inter-District Cricket Tournament Under-16 for Udham Singh Trophy have been conducted at Stepping Stones Senior Secondary School, Sector 37 here today.

Cricket trials deferred
Chandigarh, July 13
The Chandigarh Cricket Association (affiliated to Haryana Cricket Association) has postponed the trials for Pataudi trophy due to overnight rain.


One held with 23 kg poppy husk
Chandigarh, July 13
The local police today arrested Harbans Singh, a resident of Mohali, on the charges of possessing 23 kg of poppy husk near Kishangarh.


Grading of diamonds likely to boost exports
Chandigarh, July 13
With an aim to give a new lease of life to diamond exports from India, the government has now come up with quality standards of polished diamonds in the country. It is also proposed to set up a diamond-testing centre at Surat in Gujarat.


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