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UT moots 3-tier admission norms for CBSE class XI
Chandigarh, June 2
In a bid to eliminate the ‘grade tie’ hurdle in CBSE class XI admissions, the UT education department has now devised a ‘three-tier’ admissions policy. The proposal forwarded to the education secretary is based upon the CBSE’s latest circular, according to which CGPA (cumulative grade point average) merit would be the primary criterion to grant admissions. In case of a tie between two candidates the department will consider subjectwise merit.

Anxious moms jam board helpline
Chandigarh, June 2
Going by the calls being received by the post-result helpline of the CBSE, it’s not Class X students, but their mothers who are suffering from post-result blues. Out of 14,000 calls received over the last 10 days, over 5,600 are from anxious mothers who want help to put at ease their apprehensions about admissions, streams and performance of their wards.

MC to get more muscle
Chandigarh, June 2
The Chandigarh administration is set to empower the municipal corporation (MC). Taking note of repeated demands of elected representatives, the administration is set to transfer certain important functions, including elementary education, primary healthcare and certain gardens, to the civic body.


Another raid on house of Girhotras’ counsel
Chandigarh, June 2
A sub-inspector, an ASI and two head constables today conducted a raid again at the Sector-18 residence of Pankaj Bhardwaj, counsel for the Girhotras in the Ruchika case.Bhardwaj was not available at home. Taking to mediapersons, his wife said she was not aware of his whereabouts.

SDM probe report
GMSH doc’s negligence led to patient’s death
Chandigarh, June 2
Promptly nailing the lie of Government Multispecialty Hospital, Sector 16, officials who attempted to cover up their medicos' negligence in the recent death of a 55-year-old woman, Tara Devi, by conducting a self initiated probe and putting the blame only on a nurse, the inquiry report of the subdivisional magistrate has also indicted a doctor and found the hospital deficient in services.


Child’s Kidnapping
No respite for father as police ‘distorts’ facts
Chandigarh, June 2
It took Tirath Pal, a labourer, five months to convince the Chandigarh Police that his son had been kidnapped. Instead of tracing the victim, the police had allegedly dilly-dallied over the issue and distorted the complaint to register a missing person’s report a month after the incident.

DAV School celebrates 125 years of completion
Chandigarh,June 2
The 125th celebrations of DAV Senior Secondary School (Lahore), Sector 8, concluded on the school premises last night.The function was attended by top brass of the DAV management committee, including JP Shoor, director, public schools and aided-schools. Justice AL Bahri, vice-president, RR Bhalla, treasurer, and BC Josan, manager of the school.

100 jhuggis gutted in Adarsh Colony
Chandigarh, June 2
A fire rages as officials struggle to control it at Adarsh Colony, Sector 54, Chandigarh, on Wednesday Property worth lakhs of rupees was reduced to ashes when a major fire consumed over 100 jhuggis belonging to migrants in Adarsh Colony, Sector 53, near furniture market, here today. However, no loss of life was reported in the fire.

A fire rages as officials struggle to control it at Adarsh Colony, Sector 54, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.A Tribune photograph

Vacant Posts at PGI
Standing panel sets the ball rolling
Chandigarh, June 2
A month after the formation of the standing selection committee of the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, (PGIMER), the process of filling the vacancies in the faculty has finally begun.

CTU appoints 128 drivers
Chandigarh, June 2
In its endeavour to provide better services to its commuters, the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) appointed 128 bus drivers here today.With this, the total number of drivers with the CTU has gone up to 950.The CTU, with a fleet of 417 buses, had been running short of staff.

Couple suffer burns
Chandigarh, June 2
A couple suffered burns after a fire broke out while replacing an LPG cylinder at their Sector-38 residence here this afternoon.Uttam Mahajan was admitted to the PGI with 70 per cent burns while his wife Jyoti escaped with minor injuries, the police said.

Kerosene quota for city enhanced
Chandigarh, June 2
The central government has increased the kerosene quota of Chandigarh from 540 kilolitre to 764 kilolitre.This was conveyed by petroleum minister Murli Deora to local MP and union minister for parliamentary affairs and water resources Pawan Bansal when the latter called on him in New Delhi today.

Efforts on to turn Mohali into no-smoking zone
Mohali, June 2
District health officials will be seeking municipal councillors’ help in turning Mohali into a no-smoking zone and also reducing the number of cases linked to water-borne diseases and dengue.

Typhoid: Situation under control,say doctor
Panchkula, June 2
The authorities at General Hospital, Sector 6, today stated that as far as the spread of typhoid was concerned, the situation was under control.Interacting with the media here today, Dr Rakesh Chaudhary, Civil Surgeon, presented details of a number of cases reported during the past 10 days.

Protest by milk plant workers
Mohali, June 2
Workers of the local Verka milk plant held a rally in support of their demands here this evening.They gave an ultimatum to the authorities concerned to fulfill their demands failing which the protest would be intensified.

Dist BJP chief’s poll turns violent
Panchkula, June 2
The disciplined image of the cadre-based Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) suffered a setback today when violence marred the election of the district president of the party, leaving a senior leader injured. The election had to postponed after the incident.

2 killed in accidents
Zirakpur, June 2
Two separate road accidents were reported in less than 24 hours in which two persons were killed at Zirakpur.The first accident occurred at the Zirakpur-Patiala Highway wherein a 55-year-old horse-cart driver was killed in a head-on collision between the canter and the horse-cart this morning.

NCC girls’ training camp concludes
Chandigarh, June 2 
NCC cadets receive training in Chandigarh on Wednesday. The 10-day summer annual training camp conducted by No.1 Chandigarh Girls NCC Battalion concluded at the Government College for Girls, Sector-42, here today. As many as 283 cadets of senior wing and junior wing from various colleges and schools of the city attended the camp.

NCC cadets receive training in Chandigarh on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Revised pension benefits for 28 ex-servicemen
Chandigarh, June 2
Disposing of 28 similar cases bunched together in a single petition, the Chandigarh bench of the Armed Forces Tribunal has granted revised pensionary benefits to ex-servicemen who had pointed out anomalies in the pension fixation following the implementation of the Fifth Pay Commission.

Milkha,Bindra unhappy with Queen giving Commonwealth Games a miss
Chandigarh, June 2
Renowned Indian sportspersons, including Flying Sikh Milkha Singh and country’s sole Olympics gold medallist (individual) Abhinav Bindra, are not happy with the decision of Queen Elizabeth II of not attending the Commonwealth Games (CWG) to be held in New Delhi in October.

Summer workshop at Sarang Lok begins
Mohali, June 2
The 10th festive summer workshop for children began at Sarang Lok here yesterday. The workshop will run its course under the direction of Mumbai-based Manjul Bhardwaj, an internationally renowned expert in children theatre and child psychology. He is also an active proponent of theatre as a tool of developing relevant social values among children.

Girl commits suicide
Mohali, June 2
Neha Bhatia, a Class XII student, allegedly committed suicide after consuming some poisonous substance on Sunday.She was admitted at the PGI, where she died on Tuesday.The investigating officer stated that her parents said she was not satisfied with her rank in AIEEE.


CRPF man killed in road mishap
Kalka, June 2
A 36-year-old CRPF personnel died and other seriously injured in a road mishap which occurred this afternoon opposite Yadavindra Gardens, Pinjore.According to sources, the duo was on their motorcycle when a recklessly driven truck hit them. Subsequently, Parveen Kumar, pillion rider, who entangled under the truck’s tier sustained serious injuries.

NICS stump to defeat
Patiala, June 2
DMW Cricket Club defeated NICS by nine wickets in the DWM U-16 Cup Tournament being played on the DMW cricket ground.After winning the toss, NICS elected to bat first and managed to score 96 runs in 28.4 overs. Karan Phatak (23) was the highest scorer for NICS.

Summer camp begins
Patiala, June 2
An 18-day summer camp being organised by the Women Club of Punjabi University got underway on the university campus here yesterday. A total of 70 boys and girls from the local schools between the age group of 6 to 18 years are participating in the camp, which is divided in five events, namely music, dance, art and craft, spoken English and photography.


Proclaimed offender arrested
Chandigarh, June 2
The police today arrested a proclaimed offender (PO) wanted in a case of dacoity.The police said the accused, identified as Manjit Singh, a resident of Phase III, Bapu Dham Colony, was wanted in a case of dacoity registered against him in 2006.

Two held for stealing petrol
Panchkula, June 2
The police arrested two youths for stealing petrol from a motorcycle near Nirjhar Vatica parking here this morning. The accused have been identified as Sandeep and Narveer. Parents of both the accused work with the police department.


A tennis player in action during the semifinal of AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament at the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association courts, Sector 10, Chandigarh,on Wednesday. Ranjeet upsets top seed Kamal
Chandigarh, June 2
Fifth seed Ranjeet Singh upset top seed Kamal Kishore by 6-2, 7-5 to make it to the semifinal of the ongoing U-16 AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament at the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association courts, Sector 10, here today.

A tennis player in action during the semifinal of AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament at the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association courts, Sector 10, Chandigarh,on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

City’s Jatiwal leads on Noida greens
Chandigarh, June 2
Rajiv Kumar Jatiwal of Chandigarh shot a one over 73 to lead the field after the second round of PGTI Feeder Tour being played at the Noida Golf Course.Jatiwal’s total currently stands at even par 144.

No national recognition, yet UT patronage
Chandigarh, June 2
Students hone their skills in table soccer at Government Senior Secondary School in Chandigarh In the absence of a fixed selection policy, personal whims and fancies rule the selection of games for local government schools.The sports wing of the UT education department has been giving its patronage to table soccer, an unrecognised sports discipline.

Students hone their skills in table soccer at Government Senior Secondary School in Chandigarh. A Tribune photograph

SD College emerge boxing champs
Chandigarh, June 2
SD College, Sector 32, won the overall championship with 40 points, whereas BCC-42 finished runners-up with 33 points in the 34th Chandigarh State Senior Men Boxing Championship at SD School, Sector 32 here today.

Surya Cup
Haryana trounce Chennai
Chandigarh, June 2
Haryana crushed Chennai by 173 runs in the second Chaudhary Ranbir Singh Hooda All-India U-17 Surya Cup Cricket Tournament being played at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium here today. Batting first, Haryana scored 268 runs in 25 overs. Gaurav Tandon stole the show, slamming 131 runs in just 63 deliveries. He was well supported by Jatin Arora, who scored 64 runs.

Kho-kho trials on June 5
Chandigarh, June 2
Trials to select Chandigarh Sub-Junior Kho-Kho (boys and girls) teams will be held on June 5 at Sri Guru Gobind Singh Senior Secondary School, Sector 35 here.

Namdhari get better of BPCL
Chandigarh, June 2
In a close contest match for the six-a-side Olympian Dharam Singh Memorial Hockey Tournament, Namdhari got the better of BPCL by 6-5 at the Sector-18 Hockey Stadium here today. In another match between ONGC and RCF, Kapurthala, the former team registered 9-4 win over the latter.


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