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Only four boys from tricity in AIEEE top 100 this year
Chandigarh, June 5
Though a large number of students from the tricity have performed ‘satisfactorily’ in the All-India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE), results of which were declared today.

Moment of triumph after hard toil Kunal Chawla, topper in the region, is lifted by other toppers of the AIEEE 2011, in Chandigarh on Sunday. Nupur Jain (extreme left), ranked 225th and topper among girls from Chandigarh, Ankit Aggarwal (behind Nupur, bespectacled), ranked 70th and Akash Goyal (beside Ankit, bespectacled), ranked 43rd, are also seen in the photograph. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Abject poverty drove three members of family to suicide
Dera Bassi, June 5
Failed dreams to make it big in life and the struggle for survival amid gruelling poverty pushed Mukesh Kapoor, his wife and his son to end their lives in Gholumajra near here on Friday night. As fate would have it, various business ventures never took off and the family remained under heavy debt.


For bona fide Punjab residents only
Mohali, June 5
In the upcoming Mullanpur urban estate, only bona fide residents of Punjab will be eligible to apply. On the pattern of the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB), where only Chandigarh residents are eligible to apply under its various housing schemes, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) proposes to the adopt the same yardstick for its future housing projects.

Three arrested for raping Colony No 4 woman
Chandigarh, June 5
A week after a 35-year-old woman was found raped and abandoned in Colony Number 4, the police today arrested three accused for the crime while the fourth one was still absconding. According to the police, all three were drug addicts and residents of the same colony.
A recovery van tows away a car from the wrong side of the Zirakpur-Panchkula highway, on Sunday.
TWO WRONGS: A recovery van tows away a car from the wrong side of the Zirakpur-Panchkula highway, on Sunday. The car was already parked on the wrong side. Tribune photo: Nitin Malik

129 arrested for defying orders
Chandigarh, June 5
The police today arrested 129 persons, including senior BJP leaders Satpal Jain and Harmohan Dhawan, for apprehension of breach of peace as they deified prohibitory orders. Nine of the arrested include women. All of them were produced before the duty magistrate and then discharged.

UT Admn imposes Section 144
Chandigarh, June 5
In the wake of the protests against the crackdown on yoga guru Baba Ramdev, the UT Administration had imposed Section 144 of the CrPC banning the assembly of five or more persons, taking out processions, making speeches, raising slogans and carrying of lathis, except at the rally ground Sector 25, Chandigarh, for a period of eight days.

BJP backs Ramdev; holds 24-hr protest against UPA
Panchkula, June 5
Members of the BJP today announced their support to yoga guru Swami Ramdev and started the 24 hours dharna at Sectors 11-15 roundabout here this evening. 


GMADA serves notices over illegal cell towers
Mohali, June 5
The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has served notice to owners of 116 commercial, institutional and residential properties in the town for allowing cellular towers to be installed without seeking permission from the estate office. The telecom service providers operating the towers have also been served notices.

Not-so-rosy picture of park in Zirakpur
Zirakpur, June 5
The green belt in ward no 6 of Zirakpur has turned into an eyesore for residents, who claimed that the park was poorly illuminated and there was no drinking water facility available. crying for attention Non-functional drinking water point (left); a damaged light (above) ; and a dustbin whose rear cover is missing, resulting in scattering of garbage in the municipal park at Lohgarh village, Zirakpur. Tribune photos: Nitin Mittal

Information about plants in nurseries a click away
Chandigarh, June 5
Students of Theatre Age sport painted faces on the occasion of the World Environment Day in Chandigarh on Sunday From now on information about availability of any plant in local nurseries is just a click or a call away.The Chandigarh Administration has put all the information of the six nurseries of the UT forest department, one each of engineering department and Chandigarh Municipal Corporation, on website and in “Greening Chandigarh Action Plan 2011-12”.

green for a cause: Students of Theatre Age sport painted faces on the occasion of the World Environment Day in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Charm of animation career beckons youngsters
Chandigarh, June 5
With educational institutes in the region introducing animated and 3-D ((three-dimensional) films in their curriculum, the popularity of animation as a mainstream career is fast growing among youngsters. Specializations like medical animation, in which 3-D diagrams of surgical procedures are made to help young doctors perform better and also used for teaching, has made animation multidimensional.

Samsung dealer told to repair TV free of cost
Chandigarh, June 5
The UT Consumer Dispute Redressal forum has directed a city-based Samsung dealer Dee Kay vision to repair LED (TV) of a Mohali resident, free of cost or refund Rs 1.5 lakh in case it can’t be repaired. The dealer was also directed to pay Rs 10,000 as compensation and cost of litigation to the complainant.

Road widening work nuisance for residents
Chandigarh, June 5
The work on widening of roads, being carried out by the municipal corporation in Sector 50, has been causing inconvenience to residents.Besides digging the shoulders of roads in front of houses, the careless attitude of labourers risks damage to water pipes, sewerage and underground electricity cables in the area.

Rs 5,000 fine slapped on complainant for false case
Chandigarh, June 5
The UT Consumer Forum has directed a Kalka resident to pay Rs 5,000 as fine for filing a “false, frivolous and vexatious” complaint against a city trader with the intention to harass him.

Activist denied information sought under RTI Act
Chandigarh, June 5
Doubts are being raised over transparency in providing information under Right to Information Act by certain UT departments.Talking to Chandigarh Tribune, RTI activist Ram Kumar Garg alleged that he was denied information when he asked for details of annual property returns of the UT-based IAS and other Grade-A officers two months ago.

Seminar on corruption
Chandigarh, June 5
The Global Human Rights Council (GHRC) in collaboration with Gurukul Vidyapeeth organised a seminar on corruption and human rights here yesterday.

Worried authorities to float tenders again from June 16
Chandigarh, June 5
Failing to receive any bid to rent out a chemist shop at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, authorities concerned have again floated the tenders opening from June 16.

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Proud moment for city coaching centres
Chandigarh, June 5
In what seems to be a repeat of the IIT results, three outstation students, who took coaching from here, have done their coaching teachers proud, as they have not only made it to the top100, but also scored better ranks than city students. It was Kunal Chawla, a resident of Ropar, who stole the show, as he repeated his IIT success.

Savouring the moment of success Vishal Dhawan, ranked 30th in the AIEEE 2011 and first among candidates in the tricity, in a jubilant mood with his parents at his residence in Sector 11 of Panchkula on Sunday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

ALL SMILES Gagan Bansal, ranked 35th in the AIEEE and second among candidates from the tricity, with his parents in Mohali on Sunday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

AIEEE city toppers opt for IIT
It’s double delight for Nitin

Summer school on chromatographic techniques
Chandigarh, June 5
A two-week summer school on “Chromatographic techniques for pharmaceutical research” under the UGC programme of Networking Resource Centre was conducted by the University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS), Panjab University. Karan Vasisht, chairperson, UIPS, said the present training course was sixth in the series under the UGC-NRC programme to train pharmacy professionals of the country.

New evaluation system nurtures hidden talents of students
Every child is talented and unique. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) aimed to de-stress the children from the mounting pressure of books with continuous and comprehensive evaluation (CCE) system, which aims at nurturing the hidden talents of students. The system may reduce stress for the students and may give them more time to prepare for a board exam, but I think there is no uniformity in the evaluation. Making board exams optional implies diluting the educational system further.

Education dept to outsource computer labs
Panchkula, June 5
To provide better computer education to students in schools, the education department has decided to outsource computer laboratories in all senior secondary and high schools in the district.


PhD entrance test on July 30
Patiala, June 5
Punjabi University, Patiala, has announced the date of entrance test to PhD.The test will be conducted on July 30. Students, who cleared the exam last year, have not been allotted seats so far. Last year also, many students, who cleared the exam, had to return empty handed, as the university did not have seats.

Controversy over construction of mosque
Dera Bassi, June 5
The situation in Nagal village was tense from the past two days due to controversy among two communities over construction of a mosque in the village.A police team was deployed to control the situation. Members of the Muslim community were constructing the mosque on the land of Punjab Wakf Board, which is spread over 10 bigha, when some people belonging to the Hindu community allegedly damaged the structure. the remains : The danmaged structure of the mosque at Nagal village near Dera Bassi. A Tribune photograph

Teachers sit on dharna
Kharar, June 5
Teachers under the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyaan today protested against the State Government to press their demands. Led by the body’s president Didar Singh from Kapurthala and chairman Ram Bhajan from Hoshiarpur, a group of teachers sat on a dharna on the national highway 21 at Krishna Enclave near Khanpur.

Spreading awareness on pollution-free environment
Students hold a rally to mark the World Environment Day in Patiala on Sunday. Patiala, June 5
On the eve of World Environment Day, Paryavaran Welfare Society organised an Environment Rally from Thapar University to Leela Bhawan Chowk.Harpal Juneja, senior youth Akali leader, flagged off the rally.

Students hold a rally to mark the World Environment Day in Patiala on Sunday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar


2 booked for robbery
Zirakpur, June 5
Two unidentified youths, armed with a knife, assaulted a resident of Sundra Kheri village and took away his motorcycle.According to the police, victim Harjinder Singh was moving towards Zirakpur side. While he stopped his motorcycle near Bhudda Dal School to get easy, two unidentified youths assaulted him and snatched his motorcycle (PB65-L-2026) at knifepoint, the police added.


Gurpreet scripts Mohali win
A Mohali batsman plays a shot during the under-19 Dhruv Pandove Trophy match against Chandigarh at Mohali on Sunday.Chandigarh, June 5
The Chandigarh team failed to overcome the brilliant bowling performance by Mohali’s medium pacer Gurpreet Singh in the ongoing U-19 Dhruv Pandove Trophy being held at the PCA Stadium, Mohali, today.Gurpreet Singh with his seven-wicket haul helped the hosts to bowl out Chandigarh on the total of 118 runs in the first innings.

pitch action: A Mohali batsman plays a shot during the under-19 Dhruv Pandove Trophy match against Chandigarh at Mohali on Sunday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Veteran players for athletics meet in California
Chandigarh, June 5
Veteran athletes Gurjivan Singh Sidhu and Pargat Singh Sidhu will participate in the upcoming World Masters Athletics Championship to be held at Sacramento, California, from tomorrow to 17.

11-run victory for Godrej XI
Panchkula, June 5
Godrej XI defeated Dell XI in the league stage of the IVth Hot Weather Cup Cricket Tournament being held at Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium, Sector 3, here today. The winners defeated the opponents by 11 runs.



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