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4 city students among top 10 in CBSE PMT
Chandigarh, June 4
It was celebration time once again after the CBSE PMT (main) results were declared late last night. Four city students have bagged a place in the top 10. Interestingly, parents of all the four students are doctors.

Ankita Chakravarty, Rohan Khera, Dinkar Bhasin, Manvi Singh

Ankita Chakravarty (4th)

Rohan Khera (5th) Dinkar Bhasin (7th) Manvi Singh (9th)

Govt liquidator held for cheating; Rs 1.78 crore seized
Chandigarh, June 4
The official liquidator of the Ministry of Company Affairs, Mr Ashish Vajpai, was produced before the CBI special judge, Mr Jugdeep Jain, here this morning. The CBI arrested him last evening.
Mr Ashish Vajpai, official liquidator of the Ministry of Company Affairs, being produced before the special judge by CBI officials in Sector 17, Chandigarh Mr Ashish Vajpai, official liquidator of the Ministry of Company Affairs, being produced before the special judge by CBI officials in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Sunday.
— Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan


While the city gears up for World Environment Day with a host of programmes, this spot in Industrial Area, Mohali, depicts the ground reality
While the city gears up for World Environment Day with a host of programmes, this spot in Industrial Area, Mohali, depicts the ground reality. — Photo by Vicky Gharu

Now, NOC not mandatory
Chandigarh, June 4
The Estate Office has decided to do away with the condition of obtaining no-objection certificate for house building in the city. Under the decision, NOCs will be issued despite building violations so that property owners are not harassed.

Sporadic rain no sign of advancing monsoon
Chandigarh, June 4
Although the region has been receiving sporadic rainfall over the past three weeks (excepting the last two days), the trend has nothing to do with the advancing monsoon in other parts of the country.

Card which can help in fatal emergencies
Bearing vital medical information, it can save lives
Chandigarh, June 4
It takes a precious little while to bridge the gap between life and death - just about 90 to 100 minutes in an emergency. And if this precious while is not wasted in determining the medical status of the individual in question, a life can well be saved. An effort towards this end was made last year by Chandigarh-based cardiologist Dr N.K. Bhatia. He designed what was called an "Orange rescue card" loaded with vital medical and personal history information about the man trapped in difficulty.

Dr N.K. Bhatia
Dr N.K. Bhatia


Garbage heaps near Rodrigues’ house; none concerned
Chandigarh, June 4
Barely 100 yards away from the Punjab Raj Bhavan and near the house of the Adviser to the UT Administrator lie three huge heaps of rubbish. Residents of the area, mainly government employees, are reluctant to file a complaint against the department concerned, as it will amount to complaining against someone who has the potential of becoming their boss.

A heap of garbage in a park near the residence of the UT Administrator, Gen S.F. Rodrigues, in Sector 7, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan
A heap of garbage in a park near the residence of the UT Administrator, Gen S.F. Rodrigues, in Sector 7, Chandigarh

Wetlands dying a slow death
Today is World Environment Day
Chandigarh, June 4
Wetlands are dying a slow death. On the face of it, it seems that the wetlands are rich in biodiversity, but human interference is eating into their flora and fauna. These are on the way to desertification.

A view of the Renuka wetlands in Sirmaur district. — Photo by the writer

A view of the Renuka wetlands in Sirmaur district

Improper disposal of syringes continues
Monkey business: Photo one: A monkey with his master arrives outside the Sector 32 Government
Medical College and Hospital campus.

Photo two: Finding a pack of used syringes lying along the roadside, he pops one in his mouth.

Photo three: Even as he chews the syringe, he does not realise that a needle has been thrust inside by the disposer to prevent it from pricking someone.

Photo four: As the monkey continues to have the taste of his own medicine, the outer shell falls to expose the used needle, and the perils associated with it.

The monkey in action, and the hazards of improper disposal of syringes, was captured by
The Tribune lensman Vinay Malik.
— A Tribune photo feature

Government plans NAC for Lalru
Lalru, June 4
Lalru, a strategic sleepy village-turned-township on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway, seems to be headed for planned development. In a significant step, the Department of Local Bodies of the Punjab Government has planned a notified area committee for Lalru and its adjoining about a dozen villages in a bid to give a boost to the regulated urban growth.

Rs 3.20 cr for beautification
Panchkula, June 4
The district administration will develop a nullah passing through Mansa Devi Complex Sector 4, on the pattern of Leisure Valley Chandigarh. A sum of Rs 3.20 crore will be spent on the beautification of the area, said Mr Virender Dahiya, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, while presiding over a khula darbar, here today.


Clash over potable water
Panchkula, June 4
Clash over potable water between two groups of Azad Colony, Sector 21, residents put five persons behind bars, late last night. Women of two groups indulged in a scuffle over availability of potable water, at a public tap, on Saturday afternoon. About half a dozen women sustained injuries in the scuffle.

Goods, jewellery worth Rs 1 lakh stolen
Mohali, June 4
Suspected thieves struck at a house in Phase IX here and decamped with goods and jewellery worth over Rs 1 lakh. In his complaint to the police, the house owner, Mr Deep Singh Chhabra, has stated that he along with his family had gone out of station and today when they came back the house had been broken into and ransacked.


PDA may push laptop out of market
Chandigarh, June 4
Laptop, a handy mobile computer for the tech-savvy people, seems to be on its way out with the pocket-size personal digital assistant phone all set to give the laptop the run for its money.


Canadian institute highlights fashion courses
Mohali, June 4
Canadian Institute of International Studies organised a press conference at the CII, Sector 31, today to generate awareness about their various courses in fashion technology, being run in association with Canada-based Fanshawe College of Fashion Technology. Academic Principal Robert Miller said competition in the market had grown immense and innovation and projections in the correct directions were a must for today’s “edupreneurs” to nourish the ready for the situation.

Academic Principal, CIIS, Canada, Robert Miller at a seminar at the CII, Sector 31, Chandigarh
Academic Principal, CIIS, Canada, Robert Miller at a seminar at the CII, Sector 31, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Summer workshop
Mohali, June 4
The Doon International School, Mohali conducted a summer camp workshop, which concluded with a show for the parents of the participants. During the workshop, students from Playway to Class IX participated.

Contests held in British library
Chandigarh, June 4
A word building competition was held at the British Council Library here yesterday. Nearly 30 members participated in the hour-long competition. They indulged in the brain-twisting exercise of forming new words.


Travel agency penalised
Chandigarh, June 4
The UT Consumers Forum has directed Shauarya Travels, Sector 8, to refund Rs 7,089 to Pushpinder Singh Sidhu on account of less amount remitted to him. The travel agency has further been directed to pay Rs 15,000 as compensation for harassment and mental agony to the complainant.


Pending surgeries leave docs sweating
Chandigarh, June 4
A backlog of 2,500 odd surgeries to clear; extended working hours for resident doctors to make up for the 16-day strike period; and anxious patients waiting and wanting to be accommodated first in the revised list of elective surgeries — it is a cruel June for everybody from patients to doctors at PGI and there seems no reprieve.

Doctors take out procession
Chandigarh, June 4
Over 150 doctors of PGI and GMCH 32 took out a procession against the proposed reservation by the UPA Government in central institutes here today. The doctors started the procession from the PGI and passed through Students Centre and university market before exiting from gate No. 2.

Blood donation camp
Chandigarh, June 4
The Thalassaemic Children Welfare Association, Chandigarh, organised the 88th blood donation camp which is 3rd in the series of six blood donation camps, at PGI, here today. The camp was inaugurated by Dr M.S. Anand, Head of Blood Bank, Sector 16 hospital, Chandigarh.


Chandigarh, Patiala sail into semis
Mohali, June 4
Chandigarh and Patiala sailed into the final of under 19 cricket tournament for Dhruv Pandove Trophy after beating their rivals at DAV SS School and PCA Stadium, respectively today.

CM congratulates Manavjit
Chandigarh, June 4
The Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh, has congratulated Manavjit Sandhu for winning the bronze in the 2006 Commonwealth Games held at Melbourne. 
               Manavjit Sandhu

Manavjit Sandhu

Shubham registers third win in tennis
Chandigarh, June 4
Continuing his winning spree, Shubham Vig registered his third successive victory beating Sahil Singh Nunwal 6-0 in the Under-12 category round-robin league of the Lake Club Tennis Competitions at the Lake Club courts here today.

Eves u-17 football meet next month
Chandigarh, June 4
As many as 28 teams are expected to take part in the National Girls (under-17) Football Championship which has been allotted to the Chandigarh Football Association by the All India Football Federation.

Vivek academy lift cricket trophy
Chandigarh, June 4
Vivek High Asian Cricket Academy XI beat Rohtak Road Gymkhana, Delhi, By 32 runs to lift the 1st B.N Sharma & B.M. Sharma Memorial Cup-2006, at Vivek High School, Sector 38, Chandigarh.

Audit badminton
Chandigarh, June 4
Accountant General (A&E) Punjab and UT is organising Indian Audit and Accounts Department North Zone Badminton Tournament at badminton hall, sports complex, Sector 42, here from June 5 to 7.


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