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40 city students make it to IIMs
Chandigarh, April 12
At least 40 students of various colle- ges in the city have made it to various Indian Institutes of Management.
Kenny Hseih Anterpreet Singh Akhilesh Negi Shipra Chadda

Kenny Hseih

Anterpreet Singh

Akhilesh Negi

Shipra Chadda


Many of the students selected have received phone calls from more than one IIM. Results of the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2005 for IIMs at Indore, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Lucknow and Kozikode were declared here this evening.

No fee for trade change in Industrial Area
Chandigarh, April 12
In an important development, the Chandigarh Administration today liberalised its economic policy by permitting entrepreneurs to shift from one kind of manufacturing to another in the Industrial Area, Phases I and II, subject to environmental controls.

  No headway in golf range case
Chandigarh, April 12
The Chandigarh Police is still clueless as to who were involved in the ruckus created at the golf range run by the Chandigarh Golf Association on Sunday night.

Selling liquor on wheels
Panchkula, April 12
Probably taking the new liberalised excise policy of Haryana in its ‘true spirit’, a liquor seller has taken to the ‘streets’ to sell liquor. Casting aside all social norms and laws, this man has hired a mini-truck and parked it on the busy Panchkula - Naraingarh highway.

Harsh Kumar sells liquor from a mini-truck parked on the busy Panchkula-Naraingarh highway. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
Harsh Kumar sells liquor from a mini-truck parked on the busy Panchkula-Naraingarh highway.

Youth’s death due to police torture alleged
Panchkula, April 12
A teenager migrant labour, who along with an accomplice was arrested by the Panchkula police in a theft case and lodged in Ambala jail, allegedly died after being tortured by the police. While there is confusion over the place of his death, his body is lying in the PGI mortuary in Chandigarh.

Overuse of pesticides increases mortality rate of peacocks
Panchkula, April 12
Mortality rate of peacocks has witne- ssed a drastic increase due to overuse of pesticides by farmers of Haryana in the past over five years. To save the seed from pests and have a good yield of their produce, farmers have been using over three to four times the quantity of the required amount of the pesticide, thus putting an adverse affect on the human being, animals and birds.

A dancing peacock at the Chhat Bir zoo, near Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
A dancing peacock at the Chhat Bir zoo, near Chandigarh, on Wednesday.


New system causes heavy rush at passport office
Chandigarh, April 12
The Chandigarh Passport Office has introduced a new multi-window system to accept passports. However, the new system, aimed at being helpful and more organised, seems to have ended up causing chaos and harassment to the applicants.
Heavy rush at the passport office in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
Heavy rush at the passport office in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan 

‘Real power is in mind’
Chandigarh, April 12
He sure is living up to his macho Punjabi image, flexing his muscles at every given opportunity and showing off iron will power, much to the consternation of more feeble beings around him. It is a feat for Manoj Chopra: one of the strongest men in the country: to be now ranked as 14th strongest man in the world.

Power man Manoj Chopra blows hot water during a road show at Sector 15 in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari
Power man Manoj Chopra blows hot water during a road show at Sector 15 in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

IAF lady doctor may face court martial
Chandigarh, April 12
In an unusual case, a lady doctor in the Indian Air Force is facing a possible trial by court martial for her acts which allegedly led to one of her subordinates committing suicide at Chandigarh a few months ago, it is learnt.

Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Memorial
Mohali , April 12
Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Memorial will be constructed at Chappar Chiri village by the Punjab Heritage and Education Foundation. Mr Gurbax Singh Shergill, president of the foundation, said that the memorial would be built in the shape of a 51-feet high victory pillar (Fateh Bunga) in the centre of a 30 ft wide circular water point on a raised ground which would be beautifully landscaped.

Sops for senior citizens announced
Panchkula, April 12
Ms Kartar Devi, Health Minister, Haryana, announced a bonanza for senior citizens on the 17th annual day celebrations of the Senior Citizens’ Council at Day Care Centre, Sector 15, here today.

Hindi workshop organised
Chandigarh, April 12
A one-day Hindi workshop was organised for officials of the BBMB on “Implementation of the Official Language in Government Office” here today.

PUDA blamed for inaction
Mohali, April 12
The Residents Welfare Association, Sector 67, has complained that PUDA has failed to solve the problems of the area that have been brought to the notice of the authorities concerned.


Girl dies in mishap; woman commits suicide
Panchkula, April 12
A girl died in an accident while a woman committed suicide in the district in the past 24 hours. According to the police, a teenaged migrant girl was mowed under a JCB machine in Sector 17 this afternoon.


CBSE’s directive to schools on subject change
Chandigarh, April 12
Coming to the rescue of those students who are forced to change their subjects in class XI after the declaration of class X results, the Central Board of Secondary Education has instructed all affiliated schools not to coerce the students to change their subjects.

SOPU members burn council’s effigy
Chandigarh, April 12
Members of the Student Organization of Panjab University burnt an effigy of the Panjab University Campus Students Council here today.

Examination dates clash
Chandigarh, April 12
A clash of examination dates has been reported by students of Bachelors in Education (Bed) courses studying in various colleges affiliated to Panjab University.

Rodrigues honours students
Chandigarh, April 12
The Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, General S.F. Rodrigues (retd), today honoured 10 students of model and non-model city schools who attained first five positions in each category in the middle standard examination held in March this year. The Governor also honoured the heads of different schools for achieving 100 per cent result in the examination.

Schools celebrate Baisakhi
Mohali, April 12
The students of the junior wing of St Xavier School here went to a gurdwara to seek blessings on the occasion of Baisakhi. Then, the students attired in their colourful best, presented a cultural programme. The religious, social and cultural implications of the festival were also elaborated during the function.

KV 2 celebrates annual day
Panchkula, April 12
The annual day was celebrated at KV No 2, Chandimandir, at Manekshaw Stadium here today. After the lighting of the lamp, Ms rama sharma, Principal, read out the annual report.

Allotment of Vivek High School cancelled
Chandigarh, April 12
The UT Estate Office has cancelled the allotment of Vivek High School, Sector 38, for building violations.

Mohali dist launch: DC reviews arrangements
Mohali, April 12
Mr Tejveer Singh , Deputy Commissioner , Mohali , today checked the arrangements in connection with the function being organised with the launching of the new district of Punjab formally by the Punjab Chief Minister , Capt Amarinder Singh , here on April 14 .


UT directive on liquor prices
Chandigarh, April 12 The UT Excise and Taxation Department has directed the liquor manufacturers not to increase the prices of their products till any decision on the issue was taken by the department.

Be diligent, cops told
Chandigarh, April 12
In the wake of the alleged inaction of the police in the incident of brawl at the Chandigarh Golf Association on Sunday night, the senior officers of the Chandigarh Police today instructed the staff of the Police Control Room to react to situations properly and promptly.


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