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Civil Services Exam: Tricity stands tall
Chandigarh, May 4
Making their dominance felt in the Civil Services examination of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), nine candidates from the Tricity clinched a place in the top 100 list.

Their hard work has paid off
Chandigarh, May 4
Surbhi Malik, a resident of Sector 7, has secured the fourth rank in the UPSC examination.
Surbhi Malik with her parents at their residence in Sector 7, Chandigarh. Surbhi Malik with her parents at their residence in Sector 7, Chandigarh. Tribune photos: Nitin Mittal and Parvesh Chauhan



EARLIER STORIES



Garbage disposal in city suffers
Chandigarh, May 4
Only 100 tonnes out of the total city garbage of more than 300 tonnes could be disposed of in the garbage disposal plant in Dadu Majra today.

Challans against black films begin
A traffic policeman removes a black film from a car in Chandigarh on Friday.Chandigarh, May 4
The Chandigarh Police issued at least 300 challans to cars on city roads today for not complying with the Supreme Court directive prohibiting the use of black films (of any percentage of tinted film).



A traffic policeman removes a black film from a car in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

19-yr-old run over by bus
Panchkula, May 4
A 19-year-old boy hailing from Garhwal, who had recently come to the town in search of greener pastures, was run over by a Haryana Roadways bus near Labour Chowk here today.


COMMUNITY

MC Joint Commissioner repatriated
Chandigarh, May 4
Municipal corporation Joint Commissioner Rajiv Gupta, who had joined only four days ago, has been repatriated. A communication in this regard has been received from the Punjab government by the UT Administration.

Dispensary without physicians
Dispensary at Sector 16 in Panchkula.Panchkula, May 4
The recently opened government dispensary in Sector 16 does not have any physician, forcing the residents to visit Government Hospital in Sector 6 for treatment.


Dispensary at Sector 16 in Panchkula. tribune Photo: Nitin Mittal

PMís wife in Mohali
Mohali, May 4
Gursharan Kaur, wife of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, was in town today on a private visit.

PGI docs threaten to go on strike
Chandigarh, May 4
The stalemate over the alleged assault on a doctor by a technician at the PGI continued for the second day as none of the parties relented from their stand. While the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) insisted upon a written apology from the technician, Gurpreet Sethi, for the incident, the technician refused it stating that he was being framed by the doctor to settle an old enmity.

Fire dept issues sealing notice to Taj Hotel
Chandigarh, May 4
City Taj Hotel has been served with sealing orders due to the non-compliance of fire safety norms issued by the fire and emergency department a month ago. Municipal Corporation Chief Fire officer (CFO) today issued sealing notice to the hotel according to which if the hotel management does not comply with the fire safety norms recommended by the department, the hotel will be sealed by May 30.

GMADA decides to fix allotment price of plots
Mohali, May 4
The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has decided to fix the allotment price at around Rs 6,100 per sq yd for plots in the Chief Ministerís pet residential scheme at Anandpur Sahib. 20 per cent of the plots are likely to be put to auction while the rest will be allotted by draw of lots.

MC employee manhandled
An MC employee on the district court premises in Mohali on Friday.Mohali, May 4
Tension prevailed outside the district court complex here today when a Municipal Council employee, who was part of a team that had gone to remove illegal rehris in the area, was manhandled.



An MC employee on the district court premises in Mohali on Friday. Tribune photo: vicky gharu

Estate Office starts survey of unallotted sites
Chandigarh, May 4
Following the allotment of a dwelling unit in the Rehabilitation Colony, Sector 25, on the basis of bogus documents, the Estate Office has started a survey of the unallotted sites in the Sector-25 colony.

Medical camp organised
Mohali, May 4
The Punjab Homoeopathic Department organised a medical camp here today which was a part of a series camps, planned for the district.

An injured sambhar treads out of the forest cover into the waters of Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Friday.
In Pain: An injured sambhar treads out of the forest cover into the waters of Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Friday. A Tribune photogra

Cultural organisations plan musical tributes to Shiv Kumar Batalvi
Chandigarh, May 4
As the 39th death anniversary of legendary Punjabi poet Shiv Kuamr Batalvi falls on the intervening night of May 6 and May 7, leading cultural organisations have planned to pay musical tributes to the great poet.

UT employees not paid salary for April
Chandigarh, May 4
Hundreds of employees of different wings of the Chandigarh Administration have not got their salary for the month of April, thanks to the delay on the part of drawing and disbursing officers (DDOs) in getting acquainted with e-governance.

Chandigarh scan
At least 50 challans were issued in Sector 22 during an anti-encroachment drive here on Friday. Also, 50 memos were issued during a drive in Patel Market, Sector 15.

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Youth gets life imprisonment for murdering man
Ambala, May 4
Additional Sessions Judge, Ambala, RC Dimiri sentenced life term to a youth of Ambala in a murder case here. According to prosecution, a ration depot holder Himanshu was stabbed to death by Arun Kumar alias Monu on October 23, 2010.

COURTS

Notice to Dera Bassi tehsildar
Chandigarh, May 4
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued contempt notice to Dera Bassi tehsildar Subhash Bhardwaj and kanungo Madan Lal in the Sukhna choe case.

MCís garbage disposal project under HC scanner
Chandigarh, May 4
Chandigarh Municipal Corporationís pilot project, which was severely resisted by garbage collectors, has come under the Punjab and Haryana High Court scanner.

HC dismisses plea against Prerna Puri
Chandigarh, May 4
Less than a week after an NGO accused IAS officer Prerna Puri of misusing her official position in an alleged case of mistreating a 13-year-old domestic help hired by her mother, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today dismissed the petition after virtually passing strictures.

Investigating officer deposes in four cases
Chandigarh, May 4
In the hearing of Jammu and Kashmir sex scandal case, investigating officer SL Gupta deposed in four cases in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Friday.

CRIME

3 held for stealing construction material
Chandigarh, May 4
The PCR wing of the local police has arrested three youths for stealing construction material from Panjab University last night. The accused, Kamal and Shinder, were arrested and 250 kg of iron material was recovered from their possession.

Murder accused surrenders
Panchkula, May 4
Jaswiner Singh an accused of murdering Ashok Kumar (55), a resident of Sector 15 had surrendered in the local court here yesterday.

SPORTS

Golf camp from May 19
Chandigarh, May 4
A seven-day summer golf camp will be organised by the Forest Hill Golf and the Country Club, from May 19 to 25 for children, women and men of all ages, here.

Rajasthan Royal team players arrive at Sector 35 in Chandgiarh on Friday.
Rajasthan Royal team players arrive at Sector 35 in Chandgiarh on Friday. Tribune photo: parvesh chauhan

16 teams to vie for cricket trophy
Panchkula, May 4
As many as 16 teams have confirmed their participation in the 16th All-India Chaudhary Ranbir Singh Hooda U-15 National Day/Night League Cricket Championship. There will be 12 teams from India and four International teams from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kuwait and Sri Lanka. The championship will be held from June 7.

32 cagers to undergo training
Chandigarh, May 4
As many as 32 basketball players in both boys and girls category were selected to undergo a training camp. A final team will be selected to represent the city in the upcoming 63rd Junior National Basketball Championship to be held at Puducherry from May 23 to 30.

Netball tourney from May 11
Chandigarh, May 4
The Chandigarh North District Netball Association will organise the Chandigarh Junior State Netball Championship for boys and girls (U-19) for the 5th Kailash Bahl Netball, here. The tournament will be organised at KB DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 7, from May 11 to 12.

 



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