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Cut-off percentages touch new high
Students with 97 pc marks opting for biotechnology, BCom 

Chandigarh, June 29
City students woke up to new admission records set by two coveted colleges of the city. And these records have nothing to with medical or engineering courses. City students with 97.4 per cent marks in Class XII have opted for Biotechnology course while another with 97 per cent marks wants to settle for BCom.

Aspiring candidates go through the cut-off lists for BCom and other courses at DAV College, Chandigarh, on Thursday Aspiring candidates go through the cut-off lists for BCom and other courses at DAV College, Chandigarh, on Thursday.— Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

MBBS, BDS courses: students in a fix over admission form
Chandigarh, June 29
The centralised admissions for MBBS and BDS courses by the Panjab University have left many successful candidates baffled.

SC notice to Punjab on transfer plea
Quark engineer’s murder trial
New Delhi, June 29
The Supreme Court today issued notice to the Punjab Government on a petition by an accused in Mohali-based IT company Quark’s chief engineer (CE) Sukhwinderjit Singh murder case, seeking shifting of the trial outside of Punjab.

The ISBT in Sector 17 presents an enchanting scene at night in Chandigarh
NIGHT LIFE: The ISBT in Sector 17 presents an enchanting scene at night in Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik


Tough day for Mayor in MC House today
Trip to Germany to be discussed
Chandigarh, June 29
Not only the opposition and nominated councillors of the municipal corporation, but also certain councillors of the ruling Congress are all prepared to give a vent to their sizzling tempers against the recently concluded trip of the Mayor and certain senior officials to Germany at the House meeting tomorrow.

Intruder held at Air Force station
Chandigarh, June 29
An intruder was arrested from the technical area of the local Air Force station last night. He has been identified as a 23-year-old guard working with a commercial establishment in Industrial Area.


Action sought against Lok Bhalai Party activists
MEMRA says Ramoowalia, supporters distorting facts for “political gains”
Chandigarh, June 29
Middle East Manpower Recruiters Association (MEMRA) today demanded action against activists of Lok Bhalai Party (LBP) following an incident in which a manager of a travel agency was thrashed by a mob led by the LBP activists in Jalandher on last Sunday.

Chandigarh-Morinda rail link opening still a few months away
Chandigarh, June 29
It may take another few more months for the opening of the new rail track between Chandigarh and Morinda. Three months after the Commissioner, Railway Safety (CRS), gave clearance to run traffic on the 45 km section, certain "shortcomings" were delaying opening of the track for the goods and passenger traffic.

Tender row: councillors walk out of meeting
Panchkula, June 29
Investigations into the alleged irregularities in allotting tenders for recarpeting road, to be carried out by City Magistrate Vandna Disodia, received a setback when nine councillors (complainants) walked out of a meeting here today.

Bullish on city’s potential, IT guru is back to his roots
Chandigarh, June 29
Bullish on Chandigarh, this Punjab Engineering College (PEC) graduate has returned to the city after nearly two decades. Nostalgic about the days he spent here, Mr Rahul Gupta, a venture capitalist-turned-IT guru has brought with him a unique proposition. At the Mohali IT Park, he will train bright engineering students recruited from the region and then send them to develop software at the Chandigarh Technology Park, where his KMG Infotech Limited has been allotted land.

Training camp for CPOs
Mohali, June 29

The police here has started the training of the first batch of community police officers (CPOs) deputed for the district. The training camp under way at the Amb Sahib Gurdwara in Phase VIII is being conducted by police officers who are training over 250 men in drill, public dealing, parade, security management and area domination.
Policemen training community police officers in Mohali on Thursday.
Policemen training community police officers in Mohali on Thursday

Press Club adventure team returns
Chandigarh, June 29
A team of the Chandigarh Press Club, which went on an adventure expedition to Shimla, Kinnaur and Lahaul-Spiti districts of Himachal Pradesh, has returned after the successful completion of the expedition.

The Chandigarh Press Club expedition team at Chandertal in Himachal Pradesh. — A Tribune photograph
The Chandigarh Press Club expedition team at Chandertal in Himachal Pradesh

Employee seeks change in DoB
Chandigarh, June 29
A former employee of the Chandigarh Administration is running from pillar to post seeking authorities to accept the change in his date of birth, as officially done. Mr R.L. Arora, in a letter addressed to the UT Administrator, said that in the office record his date of birth was April 20, 1948.

Wireless handset found
Chandigarh, June 29
A wireless handset (Kenwood make) bearing model number TK 2107 and serial number 41104636 was found from the Sector 17 Inter-State Bus Terminus during the intervening night of June 16 and 17.

Socio-economic survey details discussed
Chandigarh, June 29
Details regarding the 63rd round of the socio-economic survey being started by the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) shortly were discussed on the second day of the three-day regional training conference to improve professional capabilities of the field staff here today.

PSIEC staff go on fast
Chandigarh, June 29
Employees of the Punjab Small Industries and Export Corporation (PSIEC) went on a fast at Udyog Bhavan, Sector 17, here today in protest against the decision of the Punjab Government to sell the PSIEC land at Abohar, Mansa, Malout, Tanda, Muktsar and Goindwal Sahib at throwaway prices.

Pensioners examined


Head clerk caught taking bribe
Chandigarh, June 29 A team of the UT Vigilance Department today nabbed Jaipal, a head clerk of the Haryana State Electricity Board, while allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 5,000 from Sector 17 here today.

Thieves strike at three shops 
Chandigarh, June 29
Thieves decamped with cash after breaking the locks of three shops in Sector 35-C here last night. Sources in the Sector 36 police station said the incident came to light in the morning when the owner of the shop found the locks broken. They reported the matter to the police. The police reached the spot with a dog squad and teams of CFSL experts. However, no clue could be found.

VB registers case
Chandigarh, June 29
The Vigilance Bureau today registered a case of corruption in the “Punjab education scam”. The DGP, Vigilance Mohd Izhar Alam, ordered the registration of a case against officials of the Education Department and appointed a DIG-level officer to enquire into the matter.

Man held with poppy husk


Microsoft announces winners of Security Shootout contest
Chandigarh, June 29
To promote security and awareness about importance of secure software code writing, Microsoft held a unique contest, especially for the Indian developer community.

Chawla is Allahabad Bank DGM
Chandigarh, June 29
Mr V.K. Chawla, Assistant General Manager and Zonal Manager, Allahabad Bank, has been promoted Deputy General Manager. Mr Chawla joined Chandigarh Zone on September 10, 2004. During a span of about one-and-a-half years, the Chandigarh Zone registered remarkable growth under his leadership.

Pollution check-up camp for vehicles
Chandigarh, June 29
As a part of Sambandh, a programme launched by the Indian Oil under the Customer Service Excellence Year 2006, more than 200 vehicles were tested at a free pollution check-up camp organized at Kapur Service Station, Sector 21, here today.


Admn invites applications for posts of lecturer
Chandigarh, June 29
The Chandigarh Administration has invited applications for posts of lecturer (college cadre) under the Self-Financing Scheme for the academic session 2006-07, an official press note said here today.

Admissions 2006
Joint Admission Committee office on PU campus

Chandigarh, June 29
An office of the Joint Admission Committee (JAC) has been set up in the UCIM/CIL Building, Panjab University, for admission to the five-year integrated BA LLB (Hons), B.Pharmacy and BSc (Hons School) courses.

Students submit their admission forms at the Education Department of Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph 
Students submit their admission forms at the Education Department of Panjab University, Chandigarh

Orientation course for lecturers
Chandigarh, June 29
As many as 37 lecturers from Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Jammu and Kashmir and Mizoram attended the 70th General Orientation Course for College and University lecturers organised by the Academic Staff College, Panjab University.

Sanskrit to be introduced in Haryana schools
Panchkula, June 29
“Much that we know about our ancient culture has come to us through epics and scriptures enshrined in Sanskrit, rightly regarded as the mother of all Indian languages,” said Haryana Education Minister Phool Chand Mullana.

WB akademi award for Zakir
Panchkula, June 29
The West Bengal Urdu Akademi has announced to bestow an award on the eminent octogenarian litterateur, Kashmiri Lal Zakir, for his latest novel “Agni Pariksha”, a tribute to the empowerment of woman.


HC puts rent, matrimonial cases on fast-track
Chandigarh, June 29
The Punjab and Haryana High Court is going to put on fast-track all pending service matters involving senior citizens, cases pertaining to matrimonial disputes, accident claim cases, rent matters and revision petitions, particularly those where proceedings before a lower court stand stayed on the orders of the High Court.


Free health check-up camp organised
Chandigarh, June 29
The local unit of the Red Cross Society today organised a free health checkup-cum-awareness camp in collaboration with Health Department at Government High School, Behlana, here today.


Pardeep wins 100 m race
Chandigarh, June 29
Pardeep Singh of Haryana State Electricity Board got the first position in 100 metre race whereas Vishal Pathak of PSEB and Anil of Haryana remained second and third, respectively, in the 32nd All-India electricity athletics meet which concluded here today.
Pardeep Singh (second from left) of HSEB finishes first in the 100 metre race in All-India electricity athletic meet at Sports Complex, Sector 7 on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
Pardeep Singh of HSEB finishes first in the 100 metre race in All-India electricity athletic meet at Sports Complex, Sector 7 on Thursday

Chandigarh Cricket Academy clinch series
Chandigarh, June 29
A five-wicket haul by Mohit Chadha (5 for 36) helped team Chandigarh Cricket Association Academy to beat Rimal Cricket Academy (RCA) by 35 runs and win the Under-13 ICL three-match friendship series by 2-0 at Government Sr Sec School, Sector 19, here today.


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