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AIEEE paper leak leaves students, parents harassed
Take to streets, block traffic as tempers run high
Chandigarh, May 1
If an examination’s success is best judged by its conduct, then the Central Board Of Secondary Education (CBSE) failed in its All India Engineering/Architecture entrance Examination (AIEEE) today.

Scores of shocked and harried students from across the region wait anxiously outside Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sector 47, a venue of the AIEEE exam, on Sunday.
Scores of shocked and harried students from across the region wait anxiously outside Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sector 47, a venue of the AIEEE exam, on Sunday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Clash of papers on May 8!
Chandigarh, May 1
Even though the CBSE has declared May 8 to be the new date for the AIEEE examination, for those whose centres could not conduct the two national-level competitive exams next Sunday may simply not be feasible.

5 centres cancel exam
Rescheduled for May 8
Chandigarh, May 1
While the “AIEEE woes” for over 3,500 candidates ended at 12 noon today after the examination begun after an anxious two-and-a-half hour wait.

Khushpreet murder: Third accused arrested
Chandigarh, May 1
Accused Nand Kishore in police custody. The Crime Branch of the UT police today arrested the third accused in the Khushpreet murder case from his hideout in Uttar Pradesh.

Accused Nand Kishore in police custody. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu



A student from Chandigarh strikes a reflective pose as he sits deep in thought outside the AIEEE examination centre at Mount Carmel School, Sector 47.
PLANNING HEREAFTER: A student from Chandigarh strikes a reflective pose as he sits deep in thought outside the AIEEE examination centre at Mount Carmel School, Sector 47. Tribune photo: S Chandan


AFMC examinees face the brunt
Chandigarh, May 1
The confusion and resentment surrounding the delay in the AIEEE examination left its mark on the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) exam as well, which was delayed due to the ongoing protests at various centres.

Woman dies at PGI after surgery, negligence alleged
Chandigarh, May 1
Protesting against the death of a 43-old woman, Gurmit Kaur, a resident of Ropar, who had earlier been admitted to PGI, her relatives raised slogans against the hospital administration on Sunday. They alleged her condition deteriorated when no doctors attended to her despite several requests after undergoing surgery on Saturday.

Rs 50 lakh — What a waste!
Incinerator at Mani Majra Civil Hospital may be shut
Chandigarh, May 1
An amount of Rs 50 lakh spent on the incinerator installed at the Civil Hospital in Mani Majra here is likely to go down the drain, with the authorities concerned mulling closure of the machine.

Berkeley censured for unfair trade practice
l Commission sets aside forum order l Rs  55,000 awarded to complainant
Chandigarh, May 1
While it is widely perceived that car dealers make a quick buck by selling vehicles that are in demand on black (by charging exorbitant premiums) and tampering with booking lists to do so, the UT Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has noted in its order that such a practice takes place and has severely castigated a local dealer, Berkeley Automobiles, for indulging in such unfair trade practice.

Punjabi wedding of a different kind
Mohali, May 1
It was a “big fat” Punjabi wedding albeit in a different setting which was held at the Dussehra grounds in Mohali on Sunday. Unlike the extravagant functions of the rich and famous, often a display of influence and wealth, it was the day when 101 not so affluent couples tied the nuptial knot amid a gathering of over 5,000 people. A groom talks on his mobile with his bride seated next to him at a mass marriage performed at the Dussehra grounds in Mohali on Sunday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Lightning kills 60-yr-old
Panchkula, May 1
A 60-year-old man was killed due to lightening near the Radhaswami Satsang Bhawan at Beer Ghaggar village here this evening.According to sources, the victim, who has been identified as Banarsi Dass, a resident of Beer Ghaggar village, was working as a watchman and was on duty at the time of the incident.

Bacchus lovers disappointed
Bacchus lovers, who had high hopes of getting liquor on discounted rates last week, which was the final week of this year’s Excise Policy, were left disappointed. Unlike previous year’s practice, heavy discounts were not offered on liquor by contractors, except a few ones, this year. Many of the contractors were saying that they were left with no stock due to a month-long extension in the last year’s policy. A man takes a nap under a rehri in Panchkula on Sunday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Open House Response
City lacks entertainment opportunities
Chandigarh lacks entertainment opportunities for masses. Chandigarh being the capital of two states, Punjab and Haryana, has been built to a plan, which is akin to the western city. A museum is a must for any modern city of the likes of Chandigarh. Museums while adding character to the city encourage children to learn about the history in an interactive way. If museums are managed properly, they could attract people from all over the country.

Workshop on critical care support ends
Mohali, May 1
The two-day Critical Care Support Workshop, which addressed fundamental management principles during the first 24 hours of critical care, concluded today at Fortis Hospital, Mohali. Over 50 doctors from the tricity and towns from Punjab and Haryana such as Yamunanagar, Karnal and Ropar attended the workshop.

Stress on countering antimicrobial resistance
Mohali, May 1
A continuous medical education (CME) on “Antimicrobial Resistance”, which is becoming a major cause for concern all over the world, was organised by Fortis Hospital here on Friday.

Electricity dept to act tough with defaulters
Panchkula, May 1
Load shedding and burning of transformers during summer season in view of the extra load has now forced the electricity department to conduct a survey to keep a check on those consumers, who were illegally using heavy electricity consuming appliance.

Youth drowns in river
Panchkula, May 1
A 26-year-old youth died under mysterious circumstances while taking a dip in a river at Bhrune village in Morni block today.The victim, identified as Rajinder Singh, a resident of Preet Colony in Zirakpur, was rushed to the civil hospital in Kalka, where he was declared brought dead.

Rally marks Labour Day
Panchkula, May 1
Workers from various fields from Panchkula and its adjoining periphery participated in a rally to observe International Labour Day.Randhir Singh Sathi, district president, CITU and president Nyaya Manch, Shravan Kumar Jhangra, Lalchand Kasana, vice-president, All-India Road Transport Federation (North), and Kailash Chand, block president, Co-workers Union, presided over the rally.

Residents complain of impure water
Mohali, May 1
Residents of Mohali village, which had come under the grip of cholera two years ago, have complained of being supplied with muddy water from a newly-sunk tubewell in the area. Village residents show a bottle containing impure drinking water in Mohali.Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Treetop protester on indefinite hunger strike
Zirakpur, May 1
Miffed over the failure of authorities concerned to take notice of his treetop protest, Avtar Singh Nagla today went on an indefinite hunger strike.Nearly 17 days after he perched himself a top the tree seeking action in a land sale case, Nagla today refused to eat anything and sustained himself on water and “lassi”.

‘Industry should invest in R&D’
Chandigarh, May 1
Quality standards, competitive pricing and timely delivery are the key elements to forge business linkages. This was stated by Mahavir Kaushik, Director Industries, Chandigarh administration, here yesterday.

CSIO begins PhD in emerging technologies
Chandigarh, May 1 To encourage research in specialised arenas and emerging cutting-edge technologies, the Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO) has started a doctorate programme for young scientists.

Anti-social elements
Search operations in slum areas
Zirakpur, May 1
In an attempt to keep a tab on anti-social elements, the police conducted search operations in slum areas here today.A team led by JS Kahira, DSP Dera Bassi, along with Yogir Raj, SHO, Zirakpur, today carried out search operations search in slums areas, including Lohgarh, Baltana and Pabhat areas.


Chhatbir Zoo to get leopard cats from Gangtok
Chhat (Banur), May 1
Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park will soon get a pair of red panda and leopard cats from Gangtok.This was stated today in a press release issued by the zoo director Basanta Raj Kumar. The leapord and red panda that will soon be brought from Gangtok to be kept at Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park, Chhatbir. Tribune photos: Gurdeep Mann

Woman succumbs toburn injuries
Kharar, May 1
The woman suffering from burn injuries, following a dispute with neighbours at Daun village, succumbed to injuries at the PGI, Chandigarh, this morning.Earlier, the police had registered a case of attempt to murder against eight persons, including the victim’s neighbour and a panchayat member.

DC issues notice to ‘callous’ officials
Kalka, May 1
INLD leader, advocate Vijay Bansal, has served legal notice to the Financial Commissioner-cum-principal secretary, department of Revenue and Disaster Management and Consolidation, Haryana, principal secretary, department of Information and Public Relations, Haryana, financial commissioner, department of Town and Country Planning, Haryana, and Deputy Commissioner-cum-chairman, District Disaster Management Committee, Panchkula, over their apathetic attitude towards disaster management in the recent years.

67 students donate blood
Ropar, May 1
Sixty-seven students and staff members donated blood at the blood donation camp held at IIT Ropar.Deputy Commissioner GK Singh inaugurated the camp and called upon youngsters to donate blood for the cause of humanity. He said a donor did not feel any weakness and the donated blood was revitalised in the body within 15 days.


Cash, gold worth lakhs stolen
Chandigarh, May 1
Thieves targeted a house at Sector 21 and decamped with cash and gold worth lakhs while the family was not at home.According to the police, the thieves targeted the house of Parvinder Singh. The family had gone out of station when thieves broke into the house. They broke open all cupboards and ransacked the house before leaving. Police officials inspect the house at Sector 21, in Chandigarh where a theft was reported, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Youth held for bigamy
Chandigarh, May 1
A 26-year-old youth, Sachin Kumar, a resident of Ropar, who wedded a Sector 38 resident though he was already married was arrested by the police on charges of forgery and rape. He was apprehended after his second wife got to know of this fact and complained to the cops after informing second wife, Savita.


Skating: Rolling Tigers lift Gold Cup
Chandigarh, May 1
Rolling Tigers Academy, Panchkula, lifted the Gold Cup by emerging overall champions in the All-India Gold Cup Sardar Sewa Singh Memorial Speed Skating Championship 2011 that concluded at The Banyan Tree School, Sector 48, today.The skaters from the academy clinched a total of 94 medals (43 gold, 31 silver and 20 bronze) to be declared as the overall champions. Sidharth Jain, winner in the U-12-14 category, in action during the final match of the All-India Gold Cup Sardar Sewa Singh Memorial Speed Skating Championship at Banyan Tree School, Sector 48-B, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Rohit clinches U-18 title
Chandigarh, May 1
Rohit Dhiman, a trainee of the Total Tennis Academy, won the top honours in the U-18 category by beating Parminder Singh 6-7(2), 6-4, 7-5 during the AKSIPS Total Tennis Tournament being played at Ajit Karam Singh International Public School, Sector 45.

Chandigarh trounce Mohali
Chandigarh, May 1
Unbeaten knock of 78 runs by Yuvraj Gill helped the Chandigarh District team beat Mohali District team by 113 runs in the CCA Cricket Tournament for U-14 being held at Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36.

Wrestling meet this month
Chandigarh, May 1
The Chandigarh Wrestling Association will be organising the state championship in sub-junior and junior categories this month.

Arvinderpreet emerges chess champion
Chandigarh, May 1
Arvinderpreet Singh of Punjab accumulated eight points to emerge champion by defeating Ritwan Sauntra of Jammu and Kashmir in the final round of the first Chandigarh below 2200 All-India Open Fide Rating Chess Tournament 2011 that concluded at St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, here today. Players during a chess meet at St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, Chandigarh, on Sunday.Tribune photo: S Chandan


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