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SD school student tops AIEEE in country
Chandigarh, May 24
Raghu Mahajan, a student of SD Public School, Sector 32, has topped the All India Engineering Entrance Examination, conducted by the CBSE in the country. The results were declared by the CBSE this afternoon.
Jubilant family members of Raghu Mahajan, the all-India topper of the All-India Engineering Entrance Examination, celebrate at their residence in Chandigarh Jubilant family members of Raghu Mahajan, the all-India topper of the All-India Engineering Entrance Examination, celebrate at their residence in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
ó Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Three city boys among first 10
Chandigarh, May 24
It is for the first time in the past few years that a city boy has bagged the first All-India rank in the All India Engineering Entrance Examination conducted by the CBSE. The results were declared this afternoon.

Striking doctors block traffic
Chandigarh, May 24
Resident doctors of the PGI here today decided to suspend parallel OPDs tomorrow in support of a medical bandh call given by the Punjab chapter of the Indian Medical Association slated for tomorrow.

Two women commit suicide
Chandigarh, May 24
In two separate incidents, two married women allegedly ended their lives by setting themselves afire in different parts of the city late on Tuesday night.





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Judge rejects Harneetís claim of political harassment
Chandigarh, May 24
Pronouncing the orders in the infamous case of theft of expensive garments from a Sector 17 showroom, Additional District and Sessions Judge B.K. Mehta today refused to accept the stand of Harneet Singh, wife of Deputy Mayor H.S. Lucky, for being harassed by political opponents.

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COMMUNITY

Relocation of jhuggi dwellers begins
Mohali, May 24
The rehabilitation of jhuggi-dwellers who had illegally encroached land in Industrial Area, Phase VIII B, and Amb Sahib Colony, Sector 48-C, started here today. Four teams of PUDA officials had been set up to facilitate the rehabilitation work.

PUDAís drive to regularise constructions
Mohali, May 24
A verification drive by PUDA officials for regularising illegal construction activity was carried out in the periphery area. According to Mr M.S. Narang, Additional Chief Administrator, onĖthe-spot verification of illegal constructions was being done by committees constituted for the purpose in Kansal, Sohana, Behlolpur, Daon, Landran and Balongi villages.

Lalu touches Chandigarh today
Panchkula, May 24
The Union Minister for Railways, Mr Lalu Prasad Yadav, will be touching the Chandigarh Railway Station and the Kalka Railway Station tomorrow on his way to Shimla to attend a Hindi seminar.

General hospital to be renamed
Chandigarh, May 24
The Chandigarh Administration has decided to rechristen Government Hospital, Sector 16, as Government Multi-Speciality Hospital. Gen S.F. Rodrigues, the UT Administrator, has already given clearance for it and a formal notification will be issued very shortly, sources said.

 
CRIME

Over 50 mobile phones stolen from Sec 22 shop
Chandigarh, May 24
Thieves decamped with over 50 mobile phones and other electronic gadgets worth around Rs four lakh after breaking into a shop in Sector 22, last night. Ramesh Narang of Anmol Watches and Electronics Pvt Ltd, Sector 22, reported to the police that over 50 mobile phones and other electrical gadgets were stolen from his shop last night.

Two looting incidents in city
Chandigarh, May 24
Two incidents of looting took place in the city in the past 24 hours. A Sector 46 resident alleged that two car-borne youngsters snatched his gold chain after thrashing him in broad day light at Sector 46 petrol station today.

Rs 75,000 stolen from parked car
Panchkula, May 24
In a case of daylight theft outside a branch of the UTI Bank in Sector 10, here, today, thieves allegedly removed a portion of window pane of a car, belonging to a poultry farmer, and decamped with a bag containing Rs 75,000.

Four held for clash in hospital
Mohali, May 24
Departmental action has been recommended against two police personnel on the charges of dereliction of duty after they allegedly failed to take prompt action in a case of clash at the Civil Hospital here on Monday.

 
EDUCATION

DAV College opens door to girls
Chandigarh, May 24
DAV College, Sector 10, has decided to admit girl students to all courses/programmes from the new academic session, beginning July, 2006. This was announced at a press conference by college Principal S.C. Marriya today.

KV teachers hone their teaching skills
Chandigarh, May 24
Twentynine teachers from Kendriya Vidyalayas of Chandigarh, Delhi, Dehra Dun and Jammu are participating in a 21-day inservice course for Trained Graduate Teachers, which concludes at KV No 2, 3 BRD Air Force Station, Chandigarh, on May 26.

TGT (English) teachers from various regions participating in a 21-day inservice course at Kendriya Vidyalaya-2, 3 BRD AFS, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. ó A Tribune photograph

TGT (English) teachers from various regions participating in a 21-day inservice course at Kendriya Vidyalaya-2, 3 BRD AFS, Chandigarh

 
CULTURE

Actor in love with Chandigarh
Chandigarh, May 24
With a mission to "just chill", actor Jas Arora saunters around completely at home in Chandigarh's blistering heat. Having come off a grilling schedule of his mega serial 'Dharti Ka Veer Yodha Prithviraj Chauhan' on Star Plus, being filmed in Baroda where the temperatures reach a scalding 45 degrees Celsius, he seems enamoured by Chandigarh.



Actor Jas Arora in the city for a short break between shoots on Wednesday. ó Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan


Actor Jas Arora in the city for a short break between shoots

Mohali gets its first art gallery              
Chandigarh, May 24
The regionís growing interest in art got another fillip today with the inauguration of Mohaliís first art gallery, Artizen, the brainchild of former Merchant Navy officer Manmant Singh.

Ms Aditi Dua looks at the intricacies of a sculpture after inaugurating an art gallery in Mohali on Wednesday. ó Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Photo exhibition from tomorrow
Chandigarh, May 24
The Friends of Photography, a group of photo-artists, will hold its annual exhibition of photographs at the Art Gallery of the Government Museum in Sector 10 here from May 26 to 30.


Ms Aditi Dua looks at the intricacies of a sculpture after inaugurating an art gallery in Mohali

 
SPORTS

Coach pins high hopes on VRV
Chandigarh, May 24
Local cricketer Vikram Rajvir Singh has again won the faith of selection panel to reserve berth in the Indian test team for West Indies tour. Earlier, he was selected for the first test against England during the India-England series held in February-March this year.

City, Punjab teams named for twenty20 meet
Chandigarh, May 24
The Chandigarh (UT) Twenty20 Cricket Association and the Punjab State Twenty20 Cricket Association today announced their teams for the Super Zone National Twenty20 Cricket Championship being organised by the Panchkula District Twenty20 Cricket Association at the Chaudhary Devi Lal Sports Complex in Panchkula.

Chandigarh defeat Ludhiana in U-19 cricket tourney
Chandigarh, May 24
The Chandigarh team won the match against Ludhiana on the basis of first innings' lead during the Punjab Inter-district U-19 Cricket Tournament for Dhruv Pandove Trophy held at DAV, Sector 8 grounds, here today.

Satluj school enter cricket final
Panchkula, May 24
Satluj Public School ĎBí team beat Saupinís School, Chandigarh, by 7 wickets and entered the finals of Satluj under 14 Hot weather Invitational cricket tournament for school teams being played at Satluj Public School, Sector 4, here.

City rowers shine in Kolkata regatta
Chandigarh, May 24
Chandigarh rowers clinched gold in the BRC International School Regatta-2006 held at Rabindra Sarobar Lake, Kolkata, from May 14 to 20. They beat South Point A, Kolkata, team. The city rowers had appeared for the first time in the seniorsí category in which 43 teams from different schools participated.

Parul wins tennis title
Chandigarh, May 24
Local tennis player Parul Verma, a trainee of the Harvest Tennis Academy, Jassowal (Kular, Ludhiana), won U-16 (Boys) AITA National Series held in Mumbai from May 13 to 20.

Vivek academy beat ICL in U-13 cricket
Chandigarh, May 24
The Vivek High Asian Cricket Academy beat ICL Eleven in a league match of the first Hot Weather St. John's U-13 Cricket Trophy being played at St. John's High School, Sector 26, here.
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