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Civil Service Exam
No one from city makes it to top 100
Periphery takes the lead this time Lalit from Kharar tops tricity with 41st rank while Kashish of Mohali and Deepti of Panchkula rank 58 and 81, respectively
Lalit Jain (rank 41) from Kharar with his parents and sister Chandigarh, May 11
In what came as a surprise to most IAS aspirants in the city, not a single candidate from Chandigarh has ranked in the top 100 of the All India Civil Services Exam.

Lalit Jain (rank 41) from Kharar with his parents and sister

IIT grad cracks it in first attempt
Chandigarh, May 11
A graduate of the prestigious IIT (Delhi), an Indian classical musician and son of an IPS officer. That’s Kashish Mittal, a Mohali-based lad who has been ranked 58.


Content writer 3rd in tricity
Panchkula, May 11
Twentysix-year-old Deepti Uppal, who has made the town proud by securing the 81st rank (3rd in the tricity), is elated over clearing the civil service exam in her third attempt.

Experts blame it on changed exam pattern
Chandigarh, May 11
The city failed poorly as not even a single candidate could make it to the first 20. While the complete analysis of results is awaited, experts blame the poor show on the changed pattern of examination applicable from this year.

Harpreet Singh IPS dream may come true
Chandigarh, May 11
“HP:IPS” is how Harpreet Singh would spell his name as a young boy. Almost a decade later, Harpreet, an SC candidate and a Mohali resident, is on his way to be a member of the Indian Police Service after securing the 865th rank.
Harpreet Singh

New MC chief fire officer yet to take up post
File on promotion ‘missing’
Chandigarh, May 11
In a development that has raised eyebrows, SK Gosain, the official who was appointed as chief fire officer (CFO) of the municipal corporation’s fire & emergency services department in April last year, has not yet assumed office as the file on his appointment, signed by the UT home secretary, has reportedly gone missing. After no one in the civic body bothered to trace the file the MC joint commissioner was given additional charge of CFO.



IT Park: SC orders status quo on Phase III
Admn’s expansion plans grounded
Chandigarh, May 11
The Chandigarh administration’s ambitious plan to expand Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park (RGCTP) will have to wait. With the Supreme Court today ordering the maintenance of status quo on the acquisition of land in Phase III of the IT Park till the pendency of the case, the acquisition has virtually been put on hold for the time being.

Trainee nurses perform a dance to mark the International Nurses Day at General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula on Wednesday International Nursing Week
Nurses backbone of healthcare
Chandigarh, May 11
Around five years ago, doctors diagnosed a case of acute chest congestion in the Advanced Paediatric Centre of the PGI and planned trachaeostomy surgery in the neck to allow breathing through the neck.

Trainee nurses perform a dance to mark the International Nurses Day at General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Celebrations begin at PGI
Chandigarh, May 11
Nurses at the PGI are all set to celebrate International Nurses Week starting from tomorrow to May 18 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, founder of modern nursing for her contribution towards nursing profession as well as entire ailing humanity.

violating law

tudents sit precariously on the rear side of the autorickshaw in Chandigarh
Students sit precariously on the rear side of the autorickshaw in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Policy on paver blocks deferred
Chandigarh, May 11
Once again, the road committee of the MC deferred the paver blocks policy tabled in the meeting today objecting that the authorities had not prepared detailed norms for the same.

Consumer forum penalises shop
Chandigarh, May 11
The UT Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum (I) has directed Chandigarh Music Centre to refund Rs 464, cost of CDs, to a city resident, Rashim Sharma, for giving wrong CDs. The forum also ordered to pay Rs 1,000 as cost of litigation.

Ban on plastic bags
ADC firm on implementation
Mohali, May 11
The Punjab Plastic Carrybags (Manufacturer, User and Disposal) Control Act, 2005, will be strictly implemented in Mohali, said Additional Deputy Commissioner MS Kainth.

Officials of GMADA and the Chandigarh Housing Board at the site of Sector 63 housing scheme on Wednesday Sec 63 housing scheme issue resolved
Mohali, May 11
Officials of the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) and Chandigarh Housing Board today amicably decided to maintain a minimum distance of 60-feet between the six-storey block of the Sector 63 housing scheme and row of residential houses in Phase IX of Mohali.

Officials of GMADA and the Chandigarh Housing Board at the site of Sector 63 housing scheme on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Treat for kathak lovers
Chandigarh, May 11
London based kathak danseuse Richa Gupta cast an entrancing spell during her dance performance organised by Pracheen Kala Kendra at the Randhawa auditorium here today. Commencing the programme with a Ganesh Vandana, she displayed her mastery over all aspects of pure kathak dance, including thaat, tode, tukre, paran, chakkradar paran, gat nikas, tihais, mayor ki gat. She chose to execute all patterns in Shikhar Taal of 17 units against the conventional teen taal and a Mirza

Workers uproot metallic railing in Phase V to widen the commercial street passing through Phases IV, V, III-B1, III-B2 and VII of Mohali Work on widening 3.5-km stretch begins
Mohali, May 11
The work of widening the congested main road outside the market areas was started by the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) here today. The 3.5-km stretch of the road is being widened at a cost of Rs 7 crore.

Workers uproot metallic railing in Phase V to widen the commercial street passing through Phases IV, V, III-B1, III-B2 and VII of Mohali. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

RWA panel criticises power hike
Mohali, May 11
The coordination committee of the residents’ welfare society strongly criticised power hike by the Punjab government and demanded its immediate withdrawal as the consumers were already paying higher price in comparison to neighbouring states. Besides, it would have cascading effects on the overall economy, particularly on industry and trade, the committee added.

HUDA to send notices to encroachers
Panchkula, May 11
Intensifying its anti-encroachment campaign, the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has decided to send notices to encroachers in various prime government land, including in corridors and open spaces.

‘Repair of roads to be finished before monsoon’
Mohali, May 11
A sum of about Rs 5 crore would be spent on the repair of link roads falling in Mohali district, said NK Sharma, chairman of the District Planning Board.


Students come out of an examination centre after taking AIEEE on WednesdayOver 3,000 take AIEEE
Find rescheduled paper more difficult
Chandigarh, May 11
Over 3,000 city students who appeared for the rescheduled All-India Engineering/Architecture Entrance Examination (AIEEE) today at five city centres claimed that the paper was more ‘difficult’ as compared to the one conducted on May 1.

Students come out of an examination centre after taking AIEEE on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

State library to start special section for visually challenged
Chandigarh, May 11
For physically and visually challenged persons having a literary bent of mind, access to books and reference material will be a lot easier.

Powercom officials visit school
Zirakpur, May 11
Reacting to the reports published in these columns on Tuesday, Powercom officials today visited Government Primary School, Nabha Sahib, near here. They said there was a minor fault in the electricity wires of the school building.

New ITI courses on anvil
Panchkula: Keeping in view latest needs of industrial sector in the state, industrial training institutes (ITIs) are all set to introduce new courses. Geeta Bhukkal, Haryana Education and Industrial Training Minister, said though the state government was constantly promoting technical education, results were not that satisfactory.

Placement drive
Panchkula: Around 70 BTech and MBA final year students of Swami Devi Dyal Institute of Engineering and Technology and Swami Devi Dyal Institute of Management Studies have been offered jobs by HCL Technologies, SLR Infotech, Inizer Technologies, Unicon Investments and NetMax Technologies.


Cong leader’s gunman killed in accidental fire
Kurali, May 11
A gunman of Congress leader Rajbir Singh Padiala was killed in an accidental gunfire here today.

Harmful Ash
Residents complain of eye ailments
Dera Bassi, May 11
Residents of Dappar, Lehli and other adjoining villages are a harassed lot.
Ash originating from industrial units in these areas has become a cause of worry for them. Residents rued that their pleas had fallen on deaf ears.


IT Park: SC orders status quo on Phase III
New Delhi, May 11
The Supreme Court today ordered status quo on the Phase III of Rajiv Gandhi Technology Park being set up close to Sukhna Lake.

Cancelling allocation of site
Adopt humane approach towards poor, HC to admn
Chandigarh, May 11
Coming down heavily on the Chandigarh administration and other authorities for being “harsh and unfair” towards the underprivileged who have not raised constructions on sites allocated to them, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has called for a more humane approach towards the poor.

Charges framed against Pak spy, four others
Chandigarh, May 11
Ten months after the Chandigarh police arrested a Pakistani spy from Sector 44, a local court today framed charges against the accused Kashif Ali in the case. Chief Judicial Magistrate JS Sidhu also framed charges against Gurpinder Singh, Jagdish Kumar, Kulwinder Singh and Anand Kumar who helped Kashif stay in the country on the basis of fake documents.


Six booked for assault, abduction
Zirakpur, May 11
The Zirakpur police today booked six persons for allegedly assaulting and kidnapping Rahul, a resident of Green Enclave, last night. Rahul was later released near Zirakpur flyover, opposite Paras Down Town Square, around 1.30 am.

Thieves strike at three places
Chandigarh, May 11
Thieves decamped with cash and jewellery worth lakhs in three separate cases in the city last night.

2 held for robbing passengers in auto
Chandigarh, May 11
The UT Police has arrested two auto-rickshaw drivers for robbing passengers. The accused have been identified as 19-year-old Ram, alias, Lala and 21-year-old Vikas, alias Sethi.

Child missing from Snehalya
Chandigarh, May 11
In the third of its kind incident in the last two months, a child was found missing from Snehalya, home for destitute children, here today.

Youth attempts suicide by jumping into lake
Chandigarh, May 11
A 21-year-old youth, allegedly in an inebriated state, attempted suicide by jumping into the Sukhna Lake in the wee hours today.


ML Markan Trophy
Chandigarh, Mohali script wins
Chandigarh, May 11
Chandigarh, Mohali and Patiala recorded wins on the basis of first innings lead in the ongoing tournament for U-16 ML Markan Trophy at different venues.

Wrestling meet from May 14
Chandigarh, May 11
The Chandigarh Wrestling Association is organising the State Sub-Junior and Junior Wrestling Championship for boys and girls on May 14 and 15 at the Wrestling Coaching Centre in Sector 30. Association’s general secretary Darshan Lal said state teams would be selected for the forthcoming junior and sub-junior national wrestling meets.


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