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GMSH-16 cardiac monitors not in good health
Chandigarh, May 22
In case of cardiac attack, do not waste time by rushing a patient to Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, Sector 16. Chances are that the patient may not get adequate care and the patient may lose crucial time. With the cardiac care unit of the multi-speciality hospital functioning at only half of its capacity, the claims of the administration of providing high-end healthcare in this hospital fall flat.

Bad Day For Mohali
n No student appears on merit list of Class VIII exam
n Navneet Kaur of Ropar tops in Punjab

Mohali, May 22
It was a bad day for Mohali. Not a single student from the district, who appeared in the Class VIII examination of the Punjab School Education Board held in February, made it to the merit list released by the board here today.

Torn between 2 families
Anuradha murder: Osean, Uday miss each other

Their mother dead and their father in jail, 10-year-old Osean and her 8-year-old brother Uday Pratap, are finding themselves in a midst of a tug of war between the respective families of Anuradha and Baljinder over the issue of their custody. As if the tragedy was not enough, the two families, who do not trust each other, have now separated the children.

Pinjore traffic snarls, a thing of past
Cops chip in and repair the road
Panchkula, May 22
The efforts of an enthusiastic young police officer proved a boon for the commuters of National Highway No.22 as well as the locals when Pinjore remained traffic jam-free after a long time near here today.




Passenger safety goes for a toss
CTU gets nod to run 30 ‘condemned’ buses

Chandigarh, May 22
Is the Chandigarh transport department compromising with the safety of passengers?

A potholed road between the elevated railway track and Sector 48 in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan Sector 48 road a deathtrap
Chandigarh, May 22
A stretch of road between elevated railway track and Sector 48 is nothing less than a deathtrap for motorists commuting on it, especially, during night hours.

A potholed road between the elevated railway track and Sector 48 in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Plan to remake the area around Sukhna
Chandigarh, May 22
An elaborate plan for redevelopment of the area around the Sukhan lake was today presented before the UT Administrator by the Chandigarh College of Architecture.

Separation means more trauma for them
Chandigarh, May 22
Tragedy has struck the lives of these two offsprings of Anuradha and Baljinder Singh Sandhu. After the setback of Anuradha, mother of Oseen and Uday Pratap Singh Sandhu, a rift has been created for the two siblings.

Revelry In Rain

Children welcome rain at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Thursday.
Children welcome rain at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Karam Singh

Mauli Jagran residents gherao police post
Chandigarh, May 22
The cops at the Mauli Jagran police post faced a tough time when residents of the area ‘gheraoed’ them this afternoon.

MC trucks dump garbage in front of shops
Chandigarh, May 22
In a bizarre act, municipal corporation trucks dumped garbage in front of dhabas, sweet shops, liquor vends and furniture shops in Phase II, Industrial Area, here today.

Prof Bansal passes away
Chandigarh, May 22
Panjab University fellow professor J.C. Bansal (72) passed away in the morning today following prolonged illness. The former professor from the department of chemical engineering and technology, PU suffered a heart attack during PU syndicate elections in December last year and subsequently fell to coma. The vice-chancellor prof. R.C. Sobti and other members of the senate and the syndicate condoled professor Bansal’s death.

DAYS GONE still counting ...
The unprecedented delay in filling the post of home secretary is the cause for concern as the incumbent enjoys the status of the chief secretary. The lobbying for the post should be curbed. Some vested interests in the ministry of home affairs are conspiring to post a UT cadre IAS officer as home secretary, thus divesting Haryana’s legitimate right to the important post. Both Punjab and Haryana governments should jointly stop the effort to hijack the post by UT cadre officials.

Parents-children communication vital


PU prof to write on nanotech
Chandigarh, May 22
Dr Tankeshwar Kumar, director of the department of computer science and applications, PU, who has done research work on nano-technology, has been invited to contribute a chapter in a book entitled “Nanotechnology: Nano Fabrication, Patterning, and self-Assembly”.

Relay fast just a humble beginning, says PUTA secretary
Chandigarh, May 22
On the 46th day of the relay fast for the central university status for PU, four teachers, A.S. Ahluwalia, chair sat on the fast while Vivek Chandel, research scholar from the department of botany, also joined the fast.

Ministry asks UGC to start hospitality courses
Chandigarh, May 22 India is finally waking up to the boom in hospitality and tourism sector. Under the 11th five-year plan, tourism has been positioned as one of the largest service industry in the country. Keeping this in mind, the ministry of tourism has sent a letter to the University Grants Commission (UGC) to introduce certificate-level hospitality programmes in universities and colleges under the UGC to meet the shortage of skilled manpower in the hospitality sector.

A car that delivers 250 kmpl
Chandigarh, May 22
The phrase “to invent, you need good imagination, hard work and a pile of junk” stands appropriate for the students of Rayat Institute of Engineering and Information Technology, Railmajra, Ropar, who have designed a car which has the capacity to cover 250 kmpl with 92 CC engine.

Sonali tops in non-med
Sonali Chandigarh, May 22 
Sonali Garg of SGGS Collegiate Public School, Sector 26, has stood first in tricity in the non-medical stream in CBSE XII. She secured 94.2 percent marks. It was earlier presumed that Pritish Chakravarty of SD Public School, Sector 32, who has secured 94 per cent, was the topper.


Shaheed Udham Singh Bhawan
Admn says it’s not bound to complete it

Chandigarh, May 22
The Chandigarh administration has virtually declined to complete a bhawan being constructed in the memory of Shaheed Udham Singh in Sector 44-C.


Protest against new taxes today
Chandigarh, May 22
Known for his outbursts against the Congress and the BJP, former union minister and BSP convener Harmohan Dhawan today trained his guns on the Chandigarh administration for "crippling" the municipal corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) through "remote control".


Rubina tops Class XII in Ambala
Ambala, May 22
Rubina Pandit, a student of Murlidhar DAV Public Senior Secondary School, Ambala City, topped the region in Class XII securing 95.8 per cent in the medical stream. She has topped the district.

Class VIII Results
Navneet tops in Punjab, Davinder Patiala

Ropar/Patiala, May 22
Navneet Kaur, a student of Himalaya Senior Secondray School in Muzafat village here, secured first place in the state in Class VIII exams of Punjab State Education Board. Her father Harinder Singh is head constable with railway police at Patiala. It was Navneet’s grandfather Jagat Singh, who always encouraged her to outshine in academics.

Over 800 panchayats go to polls on May 26
Patiala, May 22
Punjab public relations department administration officer Punit Goyal has been appointed poll observer for Patiala district for the forthcoming panchayat polls scheduled to be held on May 26.

PSEB to pay relief to farmers
Patiala, May 22
Chairman of the Punjab State Electricity Board Y.S. Ratra yesterday informed that the Board had decided to give compensation to those farmers whose wheat crops was destroyed due to short circuit in the overhead electricity wires.

4 thieves held
Kharar, May 22
Four thieves, including two minors, were held today from Sunny Enclave, Mundi Kharar. They were held stealing taps from under construction houses.

Girl kills mother for opposing her affair
Kharar, May 22
A 16-year-old resident of Sialba Majri village strangulated her mother for objecting to her affair with a Muslim boy.

1 dead in wall collapse
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 22
One person died while another received serious injuries while they were cutting trees at Himmatpura village here today.


Jeev determined to make it to world top-50 ranking
Chandigarh, May 22
A gutsy Jeev Milkha Singh of Chandigarh is all set to repeat his 2006 Asian Golf Tour performance when he finished on top of the order of merit. His blistering six under 66 on the opening day of the Irish Open saw him sharing the lead with Australia’s Richard Green in the European Tour event.

16 players selected for Chd academy
Chandigarh, May 22
A total of 16 players in the age group of 9-10 years have been inducted in the state-run Chandigarh Hockey Academy (CHA) here. In the academy, the selected will be provided round-the-year residential training free of cost.


The members of Deccan Chargers Adam Gilchrist, Shahid Afridi and Rohit Sharma reach at Hotel Mountview here on Thursday. The team will take on local Kings XI Punjab at PCA Stadium at Mohali tomorrow at 7 pm. Tribune photos: Vinay Malik
The members of Deccan Chargers Adam Gilchrist, Shahid Afridi and Rohit Sharma reach at Hotel Mountview here on Thursday. The team will take on local Kings XI Punjab at PCA Stadium at Mohali tomorrow at 7 pm. Tribune photos: Vinay Malik

Cricket trials
Chandigarh, May 22
Heritage Cricket Club will organise Summer Cricket Cup from June 3 to 6 at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 32, here today.

AITA: Vikrant, Sachin reach final
Chandigarh, May 22
The challenge of local lad Utkarsh Khosla was ended by Delhi’s player Vikash Berwal as the latter drubbed the former (6-2, 6-1) in straight sets of boys’ under-12 category in the semifinal of the ongoing AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament at Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association, Sector 10, here today.

Boxing meet on June 6, 7
Chandigarh, May 22
Chandigarh Amateur Boxing Association (CABA) would organise the 31st junior men and 5th junior women Chandigarh State Boxing Championships from June 6 to 7 at Boxing Hall, Sector-42 Sports Complex, here yesterday.

Director of Golden Bells School Col C.S. Bawa with medal winners in Mohali. Table Soccer: Golden Bells bag overall trophy
Mohali, May 22
Students of Golden Bells Public School, Sector-77, Mohali, bagged 24 medals and overall trophy for the school in the All India Table Soccer Championship, 2008, held at Police DAV Public School, Ambala City, recently.

Director of Golden Bells School Col C.S. Bawa with medal winners in Mohali. A Tribune photograph


Jalandhar chosen for pilot project on diseases
Mohali, May 22
Jalandhar district of Punjab has been selected for the implementation of a pilot project initiated by the Government of India on non-communicable diseases (NCD) for nine states.


Man kills wife
Bassi Pathana, May 22
Narinder Kumar strangulated his wife Manju (35) with the help of his younger brother at his residence in Giljian Mohalla here this morning.


Chennai group to perform tomorrow
Chandigarh, May 22
A light and sound play under the banner of Surya 108, a Chennai-based group, is being organised by MAA Sharanam, an NGO at Bhargava auditorium, PGI on May 24.

Art not a child’s play
Chandigarh, May 22
UT administrator Gen (Retd) S.F. Rodrigues’ vision of setting up the first child art gallery of the region in here may not see the light of the day if things move in such a lackadaisical manner. The gallery, which was all set this March, is still waiting to showcase any artwork. The museum authority feels there is no budding artist available in the region whose work could be displayed in the gallery.

This ustad has little faith in fusion
Chandigarh, May 22
“Music is an unending quest, an eternal pilgrimage. It is nothing short of Ibadat for us,” maintains the celebrated sitar wizard, Ustad Shahid Parvez, legendary proponent of pure Indian classical music and the guru-shishya tradition.


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