Top stories | Community | Education
Neighbourhood | Courts | Crime | Sports


Shyam 3rd in AIEEE
Chandigarh, May 30
Shyam Upadhyay has brought laurels to the city by attaining third position in the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) conducted by the CBSE, the result of which was declared today. Shyam had left for Patna today after his father’s transfer. Dedication and consistent hard work was what Shyam said helped him achieve success. For the past two years, he had been studying for about seven-eight hours every day.
Shyam Upadhyay with his family Jatin first in Punjab



Shyam Upadhyay with his family.

Termination of Pregnancy
HC to be rape victim’s guardian
Chandigarh, May 30
The advocates-general of Punjab and Haryana, along with senior advocates Manmohan Lal Sarin and RS Cheema, will assist the Punjab and Haryana High Court on the issue of the state acting as a guardian for getting the pregnancy of a “mentally challenged” rape victim terminated.

Ram Niwas does wife a good turn
Signs her transfer order from home science college to GCG
Chandigarh, May 30
The Home Secretary’s act of signing his wife Babita Verma’s transfer order, shifting her from Government Home Science College, Sector 10, to Government College for Girls, Sector11, has raised many eyebrows.



UT cool on power front
To get extra 60 MW from tomorrow
Chandigarh, May 30
Power cuts may be back in Punjab after the Lok Sabha elections but in city the situation seems to be satisfactory with the power supply keeping pace with the growing demand.

Bansal gets hero’s welcome
Chandigarh, May 30
With a Cabinet berth in his pocket, local MP Pawan Bansal today returned home like a hero. While it was celebration time for his party supporters, who right from the airport chowk to his home in Sector 28 burst crackers and danced to bhangra beats, motorists were at the receiving end as they were caught in a snarl-up.
MP and Union Minister Pawan Bansal being welcomed by supporters Vehicles stranded in a snarl-up after his arrival on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway in Chandigarh
MP and Union Minister Pawan Bansal being welcomed by supporters; and (left) vehicles stranded in a snarl-up after his arrival on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway in Chandigarh on Saturday.
Tribune photos: S Chandan

Apni mandis to stay for now
Chandigarh, May 30
Lending a breather to residents of southern sectors, the administration today allowed apni mandis in four southern sectors for the time being. The mandis were earlier supposed to be discontinued.

11 liquor vends found flouting norms
Chandigarh, May 30
The department of excise and taxation conducted a surprise check at liquor vends here last night. Eleven liquor vends were found violating the provisions of the excise policy.

A tree uprooted in a duststorm at Sector 22 in Chandigarh
A tree uprooted in a duststorm at Sector 22 in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Warm send-off for Lt Gen AN Aul
Chandigarh, May 30
Chief of Staff of Western Command Lt Gen AN Aul retired today after a 39-year career in the armed forces. He was given a warm send-off by officers and men at the Command Headquarters, Chandimandir.

Spurious drugs seized in Panchkula
Panchkula, May 30
Following the arrest of Sandeep Kumar, a partner of the industry found manufacturing spurious drugs in the Industrial Area, the drug controller department seized huge quantity of medicines, energy drinks and raw material to manufacture medicines, including food colours, essence labels and machinery, here today.

Liquor shop near school irks residents
Zirakpur, May 30
Residents of Dyalpura village agitated against the recently opened liquor shop near the government school at the village yesterday. The residents claimed that they had given a complaint to the excise department, but nothing had been done so far.

200 truckers examined at eye camp
Chandigarh, May 30
A free eye check-up camp was organised for truck drivers by the Indian Oil Corporation along with a city-based NGO Shubhkarman Health Care Society here today.

A doctor examines a truck driver during an eye camp in Chandigarh on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

A doctor examines a truck driver during an eye camp in Chandigarh

MC panel passes cost estimates
Chandigarh, May 30
The finance and contracts committee of the municipal corporation under the chairpersonship of Mayor Kamlesh on Thursday recommended the rough cost estimate for providing and laying 25-mm-thick SDBC on V-6 road, Sectors 32-A and 42-B, estimate for construction of public toilet block (men and women) at Samadhi Gate and adjoining SCF 297 at motor market, Mani Majra.

Tribune manager retires
Chandigarh, May 30
Mr Kailash Chander, Assistant Manager (Press) , retired today after putting in 40 years of service. He joined the institution on August 16, 1969 as Linotype apprentice.

Tribune employee retires
Chandigarh, May 30
Ram Asra, The Tribune, retired as Senior Head Havildar here today after putting in more than 39 years of service. He joined the institution on October 27, 1970.


Education Board
73 employees face the axe
Mohali, May 30
Around 73 daily-wage and contractual employees working with the Punjab School Education Board were today terminated of their service following the order of the Department of Personnel, Punjab.

PU Hostel
Food quality under scanner again
Chandigarh, May 30
The “paneer delicacies” being served once a week at the Panjab University hostels is sure to leave many students in a bad taste as the mess contractors are opting for cottage cheese being delivered in open trays at the hostel doorsteps by some cyclists.

PU VC to go on indefinite fast
Chandigarh, May 30
Vice-Chancellor RC Sobti is going to match steps with his students for their cause. During a farewell function here today, he announced to proceed on an indefinite fast if the lift installed at Hostel No 6 doesn’t work by tomorrow as promised.

Village girl honoured
Mohali, May 30
Recognition is coming the way of Harpreet Kaur, an 18 year-old daughter of Durali-based labourer who secured the 16th state-level position in Class XII examination of the Punjab School Education Board.


Kalka now encroachment free
Shopkeepers hail HC verdict
Kalka/Chandigarh, May 30
With the decision of Punjab and Haryana High Court over the issue of encroachment, the shopkeepers have taken a sigh of relief. As the news reached here, the shopkeepers and traders’ jubilation knew no bounds.

PSEB engineers protest last-minute transfers
Ropar, May 30
The Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) Engineers Association has protested the last minute transfer of engineers by the outgoing general manager KK Sood of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal Power Plant.

Industrial Units
PSEB to continue peak load exemption
Patiala, May 30
The Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) has decided to continue the peak load exemption to those large scale or industrial consumers who have been allowed the exemption on regular or temporary basis in the light of a decision by the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission.

Shivalik area not to be used for non-forest purposes: HC
Kalka, May 30
Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued special directives in connection with the ban on the illegal mining in the area.

Woman stabs 7-yr-old nephew to death
Ropar, May 30
A seven-year-old boy was stabbed to death by his aunt at Ghanauli village today. The incident took place in the evening, when Gursehaj Singh had gone to play at his aunt Sarabjit Kaur’s house on the first floor.

Youth run over by truck
Dera Bassi, May 30
A 19-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a road accident that took place near Sadashiv Complex on the Ambala-Chandigarh highway, here.

Youth dies in de-addiction centre
Ambala, May 30
A youth died in a de-addiction centre near Ambala City under suspicious circumstances on Thursday evening. The youth, Bhimsain, was the resident of the Baldev Nagar area.


Kalka resident convicted of murder
Panchkula, May 30
Two years after a resident of Mohali was found murdered at White House in Pinjore, District and Sessions Judge SP Singh convicted Ranjit, a Kalka resident, under Section 302 of the IPC here today.


Man held for abetting wife’s suicide
Chandigarh, May 30
Lal Chand, a resident of Kishangarh village, has been arrested for allegedly driving his wife to commit suicide on May 28.

2 cops held for drinking on duty
Chandigarh, May 30
Two policemen, including an ASI of the Chandigarh police, were arrested while drinking on duty in a pickup van in Sector-22 market here today.

Sec-33 Robbery
Panchkula police gets some leads
Chandigarh, May 30
Even as no arrests could be made in the highway robbery of a businessman of Sector 33 and a similar attempt at Panchkula last month, the Panchkula police seems to have got some clue regarding the gang involved in the incidents.

‘Harassment’ by IPS officer
Victim threatens to end life, held

Panchkula, May 30
Arvinder Kaur, a resident of Yamunanagar who had alleged that an IPS officer, MS Ahlawat, had sexually harassed her when he was the Yamunanagar SP in 2001, was arrested here today.

Youth shot at in Sector 61 park
Chandigarh, May 30
A 24-year-old youth sustained bullet injuries in his thigh after three unidentified persons shot at him in the Sector 61 park late here tonight.


Gurpreet-Pankaj storm into semis
Chandigarh, May 30
Gurpreet and Pankaj Mittal staged a fine rally to overcome a stiff resistance from Amit and Luv Kumar 19-21, 21-19, 21-16 in the masters +35 doubles quarterfinal match of the first Gulati Edition Cup Badminton Tournament, being organised by the Badminton Players Welfare Club, at the badminton hall, Sector 42, here today.

Walia, Thadani emerge champs
Chandigarh, May 30
AK Walia of Delhi division scored four and a half points in men’s category and Mitali Thadani of Jaipur division scored five and a half points in women’s category to emerge champions in the LIC Zonal Level Chess Tournament 2009-10 that concluded at their divisional office building in Sector 17-B here today.

Advanced camp for golfers
Chandigarh, May 30
With the golf clubs in Chandigarh and Panchkula conducting basic summer coaching camps, the CGA golf range is all set to hold an advanced camp to hone the skills of junior golfers who play with a handicap of 18 and below.

ONGC book final berth
Chandigarh, May 30
Rock Rovers were no match for mighty ONGC Delhi as the latter drubbed them 4-11 to enter the final of the 7th Olympian Dharam Singh Hockey Tournament held at the hockey stadium, Sector 18, here today.

Manav prevails over Madhur
Chandigarh, May 30
Manav Dhawan got the better of Madhur Mukhi 61-35, 19-52, 68-51, 38-47, 47-45 during the ongoing Billiards Championship at Sector 22 today.


HOME PAGE | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Letters | Chandigarh | Ludhiana | Delhi |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |