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8 city boys make it to top 100
Sanyam first in UT
No student in top 10 this year
Overall city result better than 2009
Chandigarh, May 30
Udit, Sanyam, Abhishek, Chain Singh, Anish, Lavish, Shvetashva, Sahil, Yuvraj, Govind and Triya. Eight boys have made the city proud by figuring on the top 100 list of the All India Engineering Entrance Examination conducted by the CBSE.

(From Left): Udit, Sanyam, Abhishek, Chain Singh, Anish, Lavish, Shvetashva, Sahil, Yuvraj, Govind and Triya. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Those who stood out

Towering trouble for 100
Mohali, May 30
Owners of about 100 commercial, institutional and residential properties in Mohali city have been served notices for allowing different cellular operators to set up communication towers on their premises without getting sanction from the estate office. After hearing the violators, the estate office would initiate the action to remove the communication towers.

Flying officer caught filming female patients
Chandigarh, May 30
A flying officer with the Indian Air Force was caught while allegedly filming female patients at a PGI ward here this afternoon. Sources said the accused, identified as 27-year-old Rajesh Krishnan, was caught when he was making videos of female patients in the advance paediatric centre (APC) of the PGI.


PU high on toxicity
Dumps waste in its own yard
Chandigarh, May 30
Posing threat to the environment and children whose parents work at a construction site nearby, used containers and bottles of hazardous laboratory reagents have been dumped in the open near the PU’s basic biomedical science department building.

Children play with containers and bottles on the Panjab University campus in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik


Open House Response
Outdated police outlook of no help
I read, recently, in a newspaper that only four, out of 12 CCTV cameras, installed at different places in the city were working. I think updating the connectivity of all the cameras was just one small part of modernising the police set-up. At the same time, the police also needs to reshape its existing motor into a fine streamlined vehicle to match the requirement and pace of the current times.

Dadu Majra Colony
500 families rely on single hand pump
Chandigarh, May 30
Thirtyeight-year-old Raj Rani of Dadu Majra colony begins her day at 3 am these days as she has to reach early at the hand pump, located at a substantial distance, to fetch water for her household needs, as her colony has been deprived of water for the past two months.

Women and children of Dadu Majra carry buckets to fetch water in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Southern Sectors
Work on theme gardens on fast track
Chandigarh, May 30
The work on theme-based gardens in the city, aimed at bridging the North-South divide and making the southern sectors a tourist hub, has entered the fast track with the UT administration appointing consultant for the project.

Law enforcers violating norms
While on one hand, residents of the city are watching out for the prying eyes of Municipal Corporation officials sneaking around the corners of their homes to issue “chalaans” for wasting water, on the other hand, it is not an uncommon sight to view these law enforcers violating the rules blatantly.

A man washes a police jeep in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Woman sets herself afire
Chandigarh, May 30
Savita, a 25-year-old mother of one, allegedly set herself ablaze at her residence in Maloya village here this morning. The police said she had asked for money from her husband, who told her to wait but she went to a room and set herself afire.

Book on Gandhian thoughts released
Chandigarh, May 30
Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Pawan Kumar Bansal today released a book titled “Relevance of Gandhian Thoughts Today” by senior Congress leader and former Pepsu Road Transport Corporation chairman Ved Prakash Gupta.

Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Pawan Kumar Bansal releases a book titled “Relevance of Gandhian Thoughts Today” by Ved Prakash Gupta in Chandigarh on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Train delayed by 8 hours
Chandigarh, May 30
The Howrah-Kalka Express (2311) train was delayed by over eight hours from its scheduled arrival time here today. The delay was attributed to a technical snag in the engine near the Delhi railway station in the wee hours.


Admission to PU BCom goes online
Chandigarh, May 30
Applying for Panjab University’s BCom Part-I course has got much easier, as aspiring candidates can now log on to www.pubcomadmissions.com for centralised online admission for more than 4,000 seats in 26 colleges in Chandigarh, Ludhiana and Hoshiarpur.


Sale of coolers, ACs up as mercury soars
Ambala, May 30
With the temperature soaring, the sale of desert coolers and air conditioners has increased in Ambala. Temperature is already hovering above 43°C in various parts of the country with heat wave conditions making life miserable. Ambala Cantonment-based cooler manufacturers and dealers say the vagaries of the weather caught them on the wrong foot this year since they were not prepared for it. Besides, the rise in temperature is also affecting the business of general shopkeepers as they are getting a few customers during the day time.

Move to suspend 50 pc rebate on house tax
Residents to protest against Sikka
Bassi Pathana, May 30
Residents of the town led by various social and political organisations have decided to protest against the decision of Ashok Kumar Sikka, deputy director, local bodies, to suspend the resolution passed by the local municipal council to give 50 per cent rebate to the residents on the house tax imposed as per the new survey.

2 travel agents held for duping 90 youths
Ambala, May 30
Two persons have been arrested for their alleged involvement in a case of cheating 90 youths to the tune of Rs 2.50 crore on the pretext of sending them to Singapore on work permit.

Farmers protest resumption of power bills
Dera Bassi, May 30
The Punjab Kissan and Khet Mazdoor Congress yesterday launched its campaign here against the resumption of electricity bills of tubewells. State chairman of the organisation Kuljit Singh Nagra said the SAD-BJP government had gone against its promise of providing free electricity and water to farmers that was made during the last assembly elections. He criticised the state government for pitiable condition of farmers and labourers.

Contract system goes in 31 FCI depots
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 30
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) national secretary TP Peethambaran Master yesterday said contract system in 31 depots of the Food Corporation of India (FCI) had been abolished.

Two killed in road accident
Ambala, May 30
Two persons, including a woman, were killed, while another sustained serious injuries in a road accident on the Ambala-Naraingarh road near Garnala village when an auto rickshaw collided with a truck this noon.

Sarpanch booked for beating up villagers
Rajpura, May 30
The police today booked sarpanch of Takhtumajra village for beating up two villagers.

Rashi tops in MSc mathematics
Patiala, May 30
Rashi Bansal, a student of MSc mathematics at Khalsa College, Patiala, claimed the first position in the examination conducted by Punjabi University, Patiala.

Tributes paid to freedom fighter
Dera Bassi, May 30
Leaders of various political parties and social organisations paid tributes to freedom fighter Amar Singh during a bhog ceremony at Dhanouni village on Sunday. He passed away after a brief illness at the age of 90.


High Court
HC orders stay on Rlys entry tax
Chandigarh, May 30
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has stayed the charging of entry tax from the Northern Railways. It was being charged under the Punjab Tax on Entry of Goods into Local Areas Act, 2000, for scheduled goods.


Five members of Sikh association arrested
Mohali, May 30
Anticipating law and order problem, the Mohali police today arrested five members of the Shiromani Panch Pardhani from different parts of the city. The organisation had announced to take out a march from Chhapar Chiri to Harmandar Sahib to mark the Operation Blue Star.

Man arrested while stealing car
Chandigarh, May 30
A Khuda Lahora resident was caught red-handed while stealing a car. Iqbal Singh, a resident of Morinda, reported to the police alleging that Baldev Singh, a resident of Khuda Lahora, was caught red-handed while stealing his car (CH 01 Q 4445) using a duplicate key yesterday. The car was parked at the PGI. A case has been registered.


Patiala manage 252 runs on Day 3
Chandigarh, May 30
With his defiant knock of 75 runs, Jeevanjot tried to salvage Patiala, which managed to put on 252 for five at the end of the third day play of the Punjab State Inter-District U-22 semifinal match against Chandigarh at Dhruv Pandove Cricket Stadium, Patiala.

Jaiveer is pitch, putt golf champ
Chandigarh, May 30
Young Jaiveer Singh was declared the overall champion in the school kids pitch and putt golf championship that concluded on the nine-hole golf course of the British School Junior Golf Academy in Sector 44 here.

Prinkle drubs Sanjam
Chandigarh, May 30
Local player Prinkle Singh drubbed Sanjam Nanda 8-0 in the final qualifying round of the girls’ under-16 category in the AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament being played at the CLTA Complex, Sector 10, and the Lake Club Sports Complex simultaneously here today.

Shourya Verma from Uttar Pradesh plays a shot in the U-16 boys’ category during AITA tournament at the CLTA, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik.

12 teams to participate in cricket meet
Panchkula, May 30
The Cricket Federation of India (CFI) will be hosting the Surya World Cup Cricket (Under-17) Iind Chaudhary Ranbir Singh National Day/night Championship 2010 from June 1 to 4 at the Cricket Stadium, Sector 3, here. Amarjit Kumar, honorary secretary of CFI, claimed that among the total 12 participating teams, one team would be from Sri Lanka.


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