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They belled the CAT
Vineet Saini, with 100 percentile, has raised the bar
Chandigarh, January 8
Vineet Saini, working as a software engineer with Infosys at the IT park here has scored 100 percentile in the CAT, the result of which was declared today.
Vineet Saini Harpreet Singh Madhusudan

Vineet Saini
100 percentile

Harpreet Singh
99.98 percentile

99.95 percentile

99.95 percentile

Rahul Chhabra 99.75

Samir Malik 

Sagar Tyagi 99.54

Rajiv Garg 

Rohit Kwatra 99.10

Going Green: Sector 51 to be first model housing enclave
Chandigarh, January 8
The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) enclave in Sector 51-A is set to become the city’s first model housing unit conforming to international standards in environment management.

Auction of 24-storeyed 5 star hotel site on Jan 16
Panchkula, January 8
Basking under the glory of the recently concluded Twenty20 cricket tournament and taking a giant leap in the hospitality sector, HUDA today announced January 16 as the auction date for the 24-storeyed five star hotel site in the Sector 5 city centre here.



Sale of cheap cigarette brands on
Chandigarh, January 8
Unscrupulous manufactures of various brands of Indian and international cigarettes are causing losses to the tune of crores of rupees to the state exchequer in the region by evading taxes.
HIS CROSS: An old man looks for shelter for his family, under the tarpaulin, during rain in Mohali
HIS CROSS: An old man looks for shelter for his family, under the tarpaulin, during rain in Mohali on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

GMADA to auction 11.24 acre 
Looks to make over Rs 550 cr
Mohali, January 8
For the cash strapped Punjab state, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) will once again prove to be the goose that lays golden eggs. The authority is all set to earn over Rs 550 crore from the auction of its most prime land in the township.

Sector 41
Remove violations or face demolition: CHB

Chandigarh, January 8
The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) today issued an ultimatum to Sector 41 residents to remove building bylaw violations or face demolition.

Media fellowships announced
Chandigarh, January 8
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in India and the Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (C-NES) today announced three media fellowships, each carrying an individual award of Rs 45,000 for travel and research.

Newborn girl found abandoned
The abandoned girl at civil hospital in MohaliMohali, January 8
A newborn baby girl was found abandoned at the Singh Shaheedan Gurudwara in Sohana here today.

The abandoned girl at civil hospital in Mohali on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Inconvenience to devotees


CHB asst architect suspended
Chandigarh, January 8
The Chandigarh Housing Board today suspended its assistant architect Vimal Sharma on grounds of inefficiency. Indictment will soon follow, said a CHB official, adding that Sharma’s conduct had long been under question. 
Whither traffic cops? A tractor-trailer ferries soil illegally on the PGI road in Chandigarh
Whither traffic cops? A tractor-trailer ferries soil illegally on the PGI road in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Car stolen from Sec 35
Chandigarh, January 8
A car was stolen and a house burgled in the city in the past 24 hours. Sandeep Kashyap of Sector 45 lodged a complaint with the police alleging that his Maruti Esteem car (CH 01 W 0699) was stolen from a parking lot in Sector 35 late last night. A case has been registered.

2 killed in road accidents
Labourer loses life after fall
Chandigarh, January 8
Two persons were killed in two road accidents, including one hit-and-run case, here today. In another incident, a labourer had a fatal fall at a construction site in Sector 37 this afternoon.


No cut in liquor prices
Chandigarh, January 8
The city will continue to have liquor vends at every half kilometre. In the new excise policy for 2008-2009, the Chandigarh administration today announced to continue with the two-year-old system of allotting licence for liquor vends.


Mahatma bewilders PU students
Chandigarh, January 8
Bernie Meyer, best described as American Gandhi, when walked through the corridors of Arts Block IV of Panjab University, here, today bewildered all the teachers and students because of his utter resemblance to Mahatma Gandhi.  Prof. Manjit Singh, department of sociology, organised this schedule along with YUVSATTA.

Prof moves HC over chairman selection
Chandigarh, January 8
Less than a fortnight after Professor-cum-former head of Panjab University’s Mass Communication department Sanjay Wadwalkar, served a legal notice on Panjab University in the department chairperson selection matter, he has moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court seeking directions to the varsity and other respondents to consider him for the post.


Handcuffing of prisoners: Notice to UT home secy
Chandigarh, January 8
Taking up a petition filed in public interest for directions to the police in this part of the region against handcuffing prisoners or undertrials, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice to the UT Home Secretary.

HC notice of motion to admn on councillor’s plea
Chandigarh, January 8
Acting on a petition filed by BJP municipal councillor from ward No. 16 Rajesh Kumar Gupta seeking dismissal of election petition filed against him by his rival losing candidate Harmohinder Singh Lucky, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion to the UT administration and other respondents.

Mani Majra Brawl
Six students acquitted

Chandigarh, January 8
Additional district and sessions judge S.K. Aggarwal today acquitted six students involved in a brawl in Mani Majra after the witnesses failed to identify the accused.

ICICI Prudential penalised
Chandigarh, January 8
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-II has directed ICICI Prudential, Sector 9, to pay Rs 55,155 as surrender value to a Panchkula resident. The forum has also asked the insurance firm to pay a compensation of Rs 5,000 along with Rs 1,500 as cost of litigation.


Comedy reality show to hit the screen soon 
Chandigarh, January 8
Had enough of the same old faces trying to make you laugh? How about a gang of young people instead? Bindass, a UTV venture, announced the ‘Idea presents Hass Le India Comedy Gang War’ auditions to begin from January 14. To be conducted in six cities across the country, the auditions will be conducted in Chandigarh on January 17.

‘Journey through nature’ a visual treat
Chandigarh, January 8
Anu Singh at her painting exhibition that was inaugurated at Government Museum and Art Gallery, Sector 10, in Chandigarh Delve into the evergreen beauty of the nature through a rich display of paintings at Government Museum and Art Gallery-10. Inaugurated today, the exhibition, ‘Journey through nature’, offers a visual treat to the onlookers taking them to a trip into the nature’s lap.

Anu Singh at her painting exhibition that was inaugurated at Government Museum and Art Gallery, Sector 10, in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan


Society to take care of state’s oldest mini secretariat
Ropar, January 8
The district administration has devised a novice scheme for the up keep of one of the oldest mini secretariats of the state.

Coloniser killed in accident
Lalru, January 8
Anil Saini (28), a local coloniser, was killed in a road accident here this evening. Saini was driving his Honda Accent on national highway 21 when it skid and somersaulted a couple of times before coming to a halt. Saini was critically injured while his friend Surjeet Singh, who was sitting with him on the front left seat, escaped with minor injuries. The two were going home when the accident took place.

Inter-state gang of drug peddlers busted
Rajpura, January 8
The Rajpura police today busted an inter-state gang of drug peddlers and recovered 4.5 kg of opium from two of its members, which is perhaps the biggest ever recovery of opium ever made by the city police.


Parul in third round
Parul Verma gives a back hand shot to Appanervanda Muddappa in the second-round match on the second day of the ITF Junior (Grade 3) Tennis Tournament being played at the CLTA Stadium at, Sector 10, in Chandigarh Chandigarh, January 8
Parul Verma defeated Appanervanda Muddappa by 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, in the second-round match during the second day of the ITf Junior (Grade 3) Tennis Tournament being played at the CLTA Stadium in Sector 10, here today.

Parul Verma gives a back hand shot to Appanervanda Muddappa in the second-round match on the second day of the ITF Junior (Grade 3) Tennis Tournament being played at the CLTA Stadium at, Sector 10, in Chandigarh on Tuesday . A Tribune photograph

Rajdeep sprints to victory
Chandigarh, January 8
GGS College for Women, Chandigarh, won the Panjab University Inter-College Cross Country (Women) competition with 23 points for the year 2007-08, while SGGS College, Mahilpur, Khalsa College for women, Ludhiana, and GN College for Women, Ludhiana, got 2nd, 3rd and 4th with 34, 50 and 66 points respectively.

Gurvinder fashions GC-11’s win
Chandigarh, January 8
A fine bowling spell by Gurvinder (5 for 37) and an unbeaten knock of 39 by Hanish helped Government College for Men (GC), Sector 11, to beat B Ed College, Sector 20, team by nine-wicket win in the UT Inter-College Limited Overs Cricket Tournament. The tournament is being organised by Chandigarh Sports Department at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium here today.

ME team lift Chitkara T20 Cricket Cup
Chandigarh, January 8
In an exciting final played on the Chitkara Campus, on Chandigarh Patiala road yesterday, the team of ME 4th Year bulldozed the CSE 2nd Year by 105 runs to lift Chitkara T20 Cricket Cup.


Making difference through yoga
Chandigarh, January 8
Tranquillity of mind, an optimistic approach and a zeal to inspire others prompted this 24-year-old to write a book on yoga. Meghna Virk Bains, whose book ‘Yoga for women’ was released recently by Kiran Bedi in Delhi, says this age-old exercise provides the perfect recipe for a hassle-free life. “For many, it is not possible to extract time for yoga classes. In today’s world, too many people are in need of yoga and through this book, I wanted to touch their lives and inspire them to make it a part of their routine,” says Meghna adding that reading is similar to meditation in every way.

Meghna Virk Bains
Meghna Virk Bains


UT’s fresh go at MRTS
Appoints nodal officer
Chandigarh, January 8
The UT administration is all set to drive its old and ailing Mass Rapid Transport System (MRTS) project all over again.


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