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CBSE PMET 2007
Ranked 34, Jaspriya tops city
Chandigarh, June 5
The high scorers of CBSE Class XII examination of the city failed to make it to the top 20 of the CBSE All-India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Test mains (PMET) 2007, the result of which was declared today.

Mohali Fire
Probe indicts two senior officers
Chandigarh, June 5
The executive officer of the Municipal Committee and the assistant divisional fire officer, Mohali, have been indicted for dereliction in performing their duty in the Janta Market fire incident on June 1. The fire was caused by a short circuit, according to a report.

Tipsy cop suspended after fracas
Chandigarh, June 5
A head constable of the Chandigarh police was placed under suspension after he indulged in an altercation with a resident at the Sector 44 market this afternoon.

Fire at call centre, staff rescued
Chandigarh, June 5
At least 17 employees of a call centre on the Chandigarh-Kalka road at Mani Majra had a narrow escape when a major fire gutted its premises here late tonight.

‘No-vehicle day’ at PU draws frowns

Chandigarh, June 5
Utter chaos and angry spats at the entry points of Panjab University marked the World Environment Day celebrations here today. In a unique move, the vice-chancellor had ordered the day to be a “no-vehicle day” on the campus, but it seemed that very few persons were prepared for such unique move.

A visitor to Panjab University lugs a bag on foot inside the campus where World Environment Day was observed as “no-vehicle day” on Tuesday.
A visitor to Panjab University lugs a bag on foot inside the campus where World Environment Day was observed as “no-vehicle day” on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

 

 



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Cycling is the best, say judges
Chandigarh, June 5

They are accustomed to travelling in chauffeur-driven swanky cars. And when they, the mighty judges of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, say that it is about time we fell in love with our modest cycles again, we should take it seriously.



Cyclists take part in a rally organised by the Asia Pacific Jurists Association in collaboration with Yuvsatta in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY
Cyclists take part in a rally organised by the Asia Pacific Jurists Association in collaboration with Yuvsatta in Chandigarh on Tuesday.

Army Chief to visit Chandimandir tomorrow
Chandigarh, June 5
The Chief of the Army Staff, Gen J.J. Singh, is scheduled to arrive at the Western Command (WC) Headquarters, Chandimandir, on June 7 on an official visit. He will attend the concluding part of the WC Formation Commanders’ Conference, which began in the military station today, and return to Delhi the same day.

Discos dying natural death
Chandigarh, June 5
Most discotheques in the city are fast losing their clientele and some have even closed down their operations. Though some discotheque owners blame it on the apathetic attitude of the administration for throwing a spanner in city’s nightlife, others maintain that discotheques are dying a natural death as the number of night-goers in the city is far less in comparison to bigger cities like Delhi and Mumbai.

Environment Day observed
Mohali, June 5
World Environment Day was observed at Civil Hospital here today where various officials stressed the need to adopt eco-friendly measures to check global warming.

Over 1 lakh saplings to be planted this year
Chandigarh, June 5
The Chandigarh Administration will plant 1,09,200 saplings to improve the green cover of the city. Besides, 15,000 saplings will be distributed in the monsoons to farmers, educational institutions, resident welfare associations, NGO's and other organisations.

Man falls from roof, dies
Chandigarh, June 5
Jagdish Singh, a 32-year old working as a servant at the Haryana Guest House in Burail, died after he fell from the roof of his workplace last night.

Pensioners to get enhanced DA retrospectively
Chandigarh, June 5
The revised rates of 35 per cent dearness allowance (DA) for the central government/family pensioners will be effective with effect from January 1, 2007, onwards, a press release of the Chandigarh administration said.

Streamlining work
Unwanted routing of files causes delay
Chandigarh, June 5
Unwanted routing of official files through the departments of finance, law and personnel of the Chandigarh administration by majority of other departments is one of the major hindrances in streamlining the work in the UT secretariat. Files keep on adding on the tables of the office from all over the city, seeking clarifications about unclear words on unclear issues.

Letters
Name Panchayat Bhavan after Kairon
The city beautiful is indebted to former Chief Minister of Punjab Partap Singh Kairon, an able administrator and a great visionary. There are several institutions in Chandigarh whose foundations stones were laid by him. The famous ones include Panchayat Bhavan, Sector 18, Institute of Engineering, Sector 19, Punjab National Bank, Sector 17, and Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26.

 
CRIME

Three held with 4 kg of charas
Chandigarh, June 5
The special crime investigation cell of the Chandigarh police today arrested three persons, including a Sector 30 resident, on the allegations of carrying 4 kg of charas. The value of the contraband was estimated to be Rs 1.50 lakh.

 
EDUCATION

Tree saplings planted at GCG-42
Chandigarh, June 5
World Environment Day was celebrated by the environment society of Government College for Girls, Sector 42, on the college premises today.

Exhibition at State Library
Chandigarh, June 5
An exhibition of more than 200 books on environment began at the State Library, Sector 34, to mark World Environment Day here today.

Special facility for Mauli Jagran kids
Chandigarh, June 5
It was a big day for the children of Mauli Jagran, where Jean Rodrigues today inaugurated a full-day facility set up by the Youth Technical Training Society (YTTS).

Children take part in a summer camp at Small Wonders School in Mohali on Tuesday. Summer camp for kids
THE annual summer camp of Small Wonders School, Mohali, started on the school campus on Tuesday.
During the camp, students in different age groups will undertake various activities to hone their skills. Participants from various schools will learn activities ranging from aerobics, yoga, arts and craft, splash pool, cake baking, computers and swimming during the next 10 days.

Children take part in a summer camp at Small Wonders School in Mohali on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Understanding ‘special children’
Chandigarh, June 5
As many as 34 mentally challenged children are displaying their skills with 20 other government school children at a summer camp being organised at the Government Institute for Mentally Retarded Children-32, here.

 
CULTURE

Kher’s Actor Prepares launched in city
Chandigarh, June 5
Anupam Kher could not have thought of a better gift for his mother, on her birthday, than the opening of his acting institute in the city today. In fact, his parents Pushkar Nath and Dulari Kher had specially stopped over on their way to Shimla for the occasion.

Anupam Kher shares a point with Punjab Governor Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd) while Mahesh Bhatt and home secretary Krishna Mohan look on. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Anupam Kher shares a point with Punjab Governor Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd) while Mahesh Bhatt and home secretary Krishna Mohan look on.
HEALTH

Sohana hospital to adopt 100 villages
Mohali, June 5
Sri Guru Harkrishan Sahib (C) Eye Hospital Trust, Sohana, has decided to adopt Mohali, Chandigarh and 100 nearby villages for providing healthcare facilities at concessional rates.

 
SPORTS

Tennis
Smooth sailing for seeds
Chandigarh, June 5
Ridhi Hegde from West Bengal maintained her winning spree by eliminating Arzoo Malik of Delhi in three sets (6-3, 4-6, 6-2) in the girls under-14 singles second round encounter of the AITA Super Series Tennis Tournament here today.

Billiards: Ajay in quarterfinals
Chandigarh, June 5
Ajay Singla of Chandigarh entered the quarterfinals of the Asia Billiards All-India Open Prize Money 9-Ball Pool Championship beating Mandeep Makkar here at Sector 34.

10 caddies selected for special camp
Chandigarh, June 5
Ten caddies of the Chandigarh Golf Club have made it to the advance camp for specialised training under Grade A teaching professional, Jesse Grewal.

Chandigarh win in cricket
Chandigarh, June 5
Fine knocks by Mohsin Khan (68) and Girish Bhanot (48) helped Chandigarh beat Himachal Pradesh by 167 runs in the All-India Thirty Overs Cricket Tournament being played in Hoshiarpur.


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