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Class VIII topper sets new record
Chandigarh, April 1
The Education Department, Chandigarh Administration, declared the results of the Class VIII examination today. Setting a new record in Class VIII, Abhishek Dhawan, a student of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, topped in the model school category with 96.57 per cent marks.

Abhishek Dhawan, topper in the Class VIII examination, celebrates with his mother in Chandigarh Abhishek Dhawan, topper in the Class VIII examination, celebrates with his mother in Chandigarh on Saturday.
— Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Special kid gets a first division
Chandigarh, April 1
An early morning call from the Education Department, UT, and Ganesh Sharma thought it was prank. Only after a couple of hours when Ganesh, a fully handicapped student enrolled under Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan, reconfirmed it with Deputy Director, Vocational, Chanchal Singh that his face lit up. An ardent worshipper of Maa Durga, Ganesh who is observing fast for the entire Navratras, felt certainly blessed.
Ganesh celebrates his success in the examination with parents Pushpa and B. D. Sharma
Ganesh celebrates his success in the examination with parents Pushpa and B. D. Sharma. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tiwari

4 held for renting out govt land in slums
Chandigarh, April 1
In a major drive against unscrupulous elements who have been “renting out” government land to slum dwellers in various slum clusters of the city, the district Administration today swung into action and got such persons arrested for cheating and criminal trespass.

CHB patent for water-saving device in toilets
Chandigarh, April 1
The Chandigarh Housing Board has filed an application for patenting a water saving technique that can help save millions of gallons of water wasted in household toilets daily.


Confusion prevails over liquor prices
Chandigarh, April 1
On the first day of the new financial year, tipplers were a confused lot. Different brands of liquor and beer were selling at different rates across the city. Though most of the new entrants were still adding stocks to their shops, some preferred to sell liquor at the minimum selling price fixed by the Chandigarh Administration.

Ex-Mayor joins stir against liquor shop
Chandigarh, April 1
Former Mayor Anu Chatrath along with area residents today staged a protest at the Sector-15 C market against the proposed liquor shop along with the ahata. She alleged that the proposal of the liquor shop was in clear violation of the mandate given under Article 47 of the Constitution of India.

UT guest house gets new block
Chandigarh, April 1
A new centrally air-conditioned block, with a modern design and stylish interiors, added to the UT State Guest House was inaugurated by Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd), Governor of Punjab and UT Administrator, here today.

400 persuaded to pledge eyes
Chandigarh, April 1
It is an effort par excellence-one that will offer hope to hundreds of visually impaired across the region and bring as many into the national mainstream. Close to the completion of their project aimed at motivating people to donate eyes, the volunteers of Yuva Sankalp crossed a milestone today.

Bheora makes more revelations
Chandigarh, April 1
BKI chief Jagtar Singh Hawara and his three accomplices Paramjeet Singh Bheora, Jagtar Singh Tara and Devi Singh had dug up two more tunnels in a bid to escape from Burail jail. However, the tunnels could not be completed as they lost direction and some obstruction came in the way.

Air Marshal A.K. Singh decorated
Chandigarh, April 1
Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Air Command, Air Marshal A.K. Singh, has been decorated with the Param Vishisht Seva Medal for distinguished service. Commissioned in June, 1967, he was the youngest pilot to have participated in the famous para-drop over Tangail during the liberation of Bangladesh in 1971, a statement issued here today said.

Commemoration stamp released
Chandigarh, April 1
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today released the Golden Jubilee Commemoration Stamp of 62 Cavalry during the regiment’s 50th Raising Day celebrations in Western Sector today.

‘Palki utsav’ procession
Chandigarh, April 1
As part of Ram Navmi celebrations, the Shirdi Sai Samaj Temple, Sector 29, organised a “palki utsav” procession here today. Singing religious hymns, Sai Baba devotees in about 200 vehicles, participated in the procession.


5 hurt in bus-tanker crash
Mohali, April 1
Five persons were injured, one of them seriously, in a collision between a bus and an oil tanker near Spice chowk here today. Mr Gurdeep Singh, driver of the private bus, which was coming from Ganganagar to the Mohali bus stand, was seriously injured.

A crane in action after an oil tanker collided with a bus at the Industrial Focal Point, Phase VII, in Mohali on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

A crane in action after an oil tanker collided with a bus at the Industrial Focal Point, Phase VII, in Mohali

Man caught stealing power with magnet
Mohali, April 1
A resident of Phase VII was allegedly caught stealing power by a team of officials of the Punjab State Electricity Board during a raid conducted at his residence here today.

Two journalists assaulted
Chandigarh, April 1
Two journalists of The Times of India were attacked last night after they were returning home from the late-night shift. The incident took place at Phase X, Mohali, at 12.30 am.


‘Faulty implementation’ of VAT irks traders
Chandigarh, April 1
Within weeks of the implementation of VAT in the city, Chandigarh Beopar Mandal today came down heavily on the Chandigarh Administration for its alleged “faulty implementation”.


Institute for blind set up
Mohali, April 1
The Punjab unit of the National Association for the Blind and Shri Guru Harkrishan Sahib Charitable Eye Hospital Trust, Sohana, have joined hands to set up a state-of-the-art education and rehabilitation centre for the blind.


1-year RI in corruption case
Chandigarh, April 1
CBI Special Judge, Mr Jagdeep Jain, yesterday sentenced G.S. Baru, Deputy Director, ESI, to one-year rigorous imprisonment and Rs 3000 fine in a case of corruption registered by the CBI in 1996.


Roshan Prince
Roshan Prince

Talent show winner’s album released
Chandigarh, April 1
The debut album of Roshan Prince, who recently won the “Awaaz Punjab Di” contest, was released at a function at the Chandigarh Press Club here today. Presiding over the function, Mr Pradeep Gangal, CEO of MH One TV channel and Lara Music Audio Video, claimed the album to be a representation of the pristine folklore of Punjab.


PGI emergency patients get medicines free
Chandigarh, April 1
When 25-year-old Gurlal was wheeled into the PGI’s Emergency ward with a spine injury, his attendants were spared the torture of running around arranging medicines. Instead, his treatment began without the usual scurry to the chemist’s shop and without any fuss courtesy PGI’s new initiative which got off to a smooth start here today.


Satish scripts Godrej win
Chandigarh, April 1
Superb bowling by Satish Chaudhary (5 for 19) enabled the Godrej Cricket Club to beat Airtel XI by 47 runs in the third Bharat Kesho Gupta Memorial Cricket tournament held at PCA Stadium, here, today.

Chandigarh, April 1
Punjab Engineering College will organise a mini-marathon here tomorrow. At least 1000 participants, including college students, staff and their wards expected to take part in the event, which will start at 7.30 a.m. from Punjab Engineering College athletics stadium.

Selection trials
Chandigarh, April 1
DAV Model School, Sector 15, will conduct selection trials for athletics, hand- ball, basketball, volleyball, badminton, yoga, wushu, cricket, kho-kho, gymnastics, and football for admission to the school on sports basis on April 5 at 9 a.m. in the school campus.

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