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IIT Roll of honour
5 tricity students among top 100 in country
Chandigarh, May 18
The IIT results declared today brought cheer to the tricity, as five students made it to the top 100, with Mohali lad Bijoy Kochar bagging the second position and city trained Rajpura boy Anant Gupta getting the seventh position. Adding to the cheer are three other tricity students Viplov Jain, Shivam Garg and Param Deep Singh, who secured the 26th, 66th and 68th rank, respectively.


Sunil with his mother and father after the declaration of the IIT result on Friday. Real-life heroes who achieved success against odds
Chandigarh, May 18
His story is similar to Raju of 3 Idiots. Parents toiling away in a small shed in Sector 38, struggling to earn living by ironing clothes. He wanted to relieve them of the burden of coal iron, but did not know how.

Sunil with his mother and father after the declaration of the IIT result on Friday. Tribune photo: MANOJ Mahajan

Cut-off marks lowered
Chandigarh, May 18
While more students have qualified for admission in the IITs in 2012, this does not necessarily mean a guarantee of entry into the country’s premier technical institutions.

Student’s death
Father to lodge complaint
Chandigarh, May 18
A day after the body of Akash Goyal, a student of SD School, Sector 32, was found, his five roommates have proceeded on leave.


The Fabulous Five
The math wizard
Bijoy Kochar, Rank 2
He is a brilliant painter and the dream that he painted 4 years ago is finally true. Bijoy Kochar has become a celebrity as he has stood second among 5 lakh students and scored 100 per cent marks in mathematics.

Sameeksha Khillan Girls’ performance dismal in IIT
Chandigarh, May 18
Sameeksha Khillan always knew that her destiny lay in the coveted campus of IIT. She has achieved 731 All India rank, the highest among girls of the tricity. Conviction is what she inherited from her father, who is a lawyer, and this has turned her dream into a reality.
Sameeksha Khillan

Ashwini Kumar Roy He broke all stereotypes to be on top
Chandigarh, May 18
Saurabh Sharma, All India rank: 102. The rank leaves one imagining a typical bookworm who must have buried himself behind books for ages to get into the IIT, but Saurabh breaks the stereotype.
Ashwini Kumar Roy

Risking their lives
School children push rickshaws at Sector 26 in Chandigarh.
School children push rickshaws at Sector 26 in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Night food street to be relaunched
Chandigarh, May 18
Night food street in the city has lost its flavour. The Municipal Corporation has decided to pull down the shutters on its unique experiment to spice up the night life of the city residents who sometimes would go out at night to dine there.

Deadline over, illegal mobile towers still operational
Chandigarh, May 18
The deadline given to the mobile operators to removal of 180 illegal mobile towers from the residential areas is over today. Yet these illegal structures are functional at various residential areas.

Lawyers want Justice Kanan’s remarks expunged
Chandigarh, May 18
A controversy of sorts has erupted about a week after Justice K Kannan of the Punjab and Haryana High Court blamed advocates for the mounting pendency of cases.

Family members of Jagtar Singh Hawara outside the Chandgiarh police headquarters at Sector 9 in Chandigarh on Friday. Relatives of Hawara, Bheora submit written representation to SSP Naunihal Singh
Chandigarh, May 18
Disgruntled friends and relatives of Jagtar Singh Hawara today and Paramjt Singh Bheora today came to the police headquarters in Sector 9 to meet the UT SSP Naunihal Singh.

Family members of Jagtar Singh Hawara outside the Chandgiarh police headquarters at Sector 9 in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: s. chandan

A chabeel at Industrial Area Phase 9 in Mohali on Friday.
A chabeel at Industrial Area Phase 9 in Mohali on Friday. Tribune photo: vicky gharu

Youths vulnerable to cardiac arrest, say docs
Chandigarh, May 18
Death of a 17-year-old youth while sleeping at school hostel here yesterday has necessitated the use of diagnostic tests to detect cardiovascular abnormalities among youths as well.

No takers for chemist shops at PGI
Chandigarh, May 18
The two chemist shops at the PGI failed to attract any bid for the fourth time today.

Residents complain low water pressure
Panchkula, May 18
Summer time does not seem to be going good for the residents as erratic supply engulfs the entire town with each passing day.

Workers remove encroachments at Sadar Market, Sector 19, Chandigarh on Friday. Over 100 challaned during encroachment drive
Chandigarh, May 18
Over 100 shopkeepers were challaned during an anti-encroachment drive carried out at Sector 19 here today during a special drive was conducted by the Municipal Corporation enforcement department.

Workers remove encroachments at Sadar Market, Sector 19, Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: S. Chandan

Bharat Bhushan with his family members outside Allahabad bank at Phase 9 in Mohali on Friday. Jewellery, Rs 25 lakh ‘stolen’ from bank locker
Mohali, May 18
A local resident, Bharat Bhushan, who had a locker at Allahabad Bank branch, Phase 9, today, approached police alleging that someone had taken away his jewellery and documents of the two fixed deposit, worth Rs 25 lakh from his locker.

Bharat Bhushan with his family members outside Allahabad bank at Phase 9 in Mohali on Friday. Tribune photo: vicky gharu

Overhaul in UT police top brass
Chandigarh, May 18
The top brass of the UT police has witnessed an overhaul with major changes in the charges commanded by the senior officers. UT SSP Naunihal Singh will be holding the additional charge of DIG for two months as the DIG Alok Kumar has left for Hyderabad to attend a two-month professional course.

DC asks to display info on boards
Panchkula, May 18
Deputy Commissioner, Ashima Brar, has asked the officials in the district to display boards with information regarding Right To Service and phone numbers of the officials concerned at all the offices.

Faulty fire system at Haryana Mini Secretariat
Chandigarh, May 18
The Fire Department today issue a notice to the Haryana Mini Secretariat, Sector 17, to fix the faults in their fire safety system installed in the building.

Nurses’ week concludes
Chandigarh, May 18
The International Nurses Week 2012 was concluded at the School of Nursing, Government Multi Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, Chandigarh with fun and gaiety.


Children participate in ‘Rhyme Day’ at The British School in Chandigarh.
FUN TIME: Children participate in ‘Rhyme Day’ at The British School in Chandigarh. A Tribune photograph

Syndicate approves name of Cambridge prof
Chandigarh, May 18
The Syndicate finally ended the long wait of three years by approving the name of Ajit Singh, professor emeritus, University of Cambridge, for the chair in the name of Dr Manmohan Singh at Economics department, PU. The chair was lying vacant since it was created in 2009.

Seminar on leadership concludes
Mohali, May 18
To inculcate officer-like qualities and instill confidence among aspirants for the armed forces, a three-day seminar on leadership, organised by the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Armed Forces Preparatory Institute (AFPI) concluded today.


The Municipal Corporation in Patiala. MC POLLS PATIALA
List of candidates likely on May 22
Patiala, May 18
The list of candidates for Patiala Municipal Corporation election is likely to be out on May 22.

The Municipal Corporation in Patiala. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Patiala students excel in IIT
Patiala, May 18
It is aptly said that behind every technological breakthrough there lies a dream. Such dream creates realities with students like Anant Gupta of Scholars Public School, Rajpura, who achieved triumph in not only cracking the IIT but accomplishing the rank of 7 All India Ranking.

Government-Aided Schools
3,600 posts lying vacant
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 18
More than 3,600 posts of teachers are lying vacant in the government-aided schools as the government has not given its approval to fill these posts since 2006. The sanction by government has to be taken to fill the posts as 95 per cent of the salary in these schools is paid by the government.

35 candidates selected during campus placement
Dera Bassi, May 18
Thirty-five candidates were selected during a campus placement drive at Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology (SSIET), Dera Bassi, today.

Man arrested for ‘raping’ minor
Ambala, May 18
The Ambala police has arrested Mahender Kumar, a resident of Mankaya village close to Chandi Mandir, today, on charges of raping a minor girl on May 16.

Skipper scores ton, puts Fatehgarh Sahib in commanding position
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 18
A brilliant century by in-form skipper Daksh Aggarwal (131 runs, studded with 22 fours) helped the Fatehgarh Sahib cricket team pile up a total of 345 for 7 against Hoshiarpur in the ongoing Punjab inter-district cricket tournament for boys (U-19) today.

1,600 take part in sports trials
Patiala, May 18
As many as 1,600 players from all over the country participated in the sports wing selection trials of Punjabi University, Patiala, at Raja Bhalendra Singh Sports Complex of the university. Director Sports Dr Raj Kumar Sharma informed that a large number of players who appeared in the trials had represented the country in international tournaments like world cups, Asian Games and Commonwealth Games.


CBI report opposed
Chandigarh, May 18
In the multi-crore amusement-cum-theme park project scam, the main complainant today opposed the closure report filed by the CBI and filed a petition in the special CBI court.

346 drunk driving challans this year
Chandigarh, May 18
In Punjab, drunkards are still raising a toast to the heady cocktail of drinking and driving. While in Chandigarh as many as 4679 were issued for drunkard driving last year, their number was just 346 for the corresponding year. This and much more became apparent before the Punjab and Haryana High Court during the hearing of a petition filed by Vikram Sharda for making the roads in this part of the region more secure.


Woman commits suicide
Chandigarh, May 18
A 25-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at her residence in Sector 45. The victim, Mamta Devi, was suffering from extreme depression.

Gang busted
Mohali, May 18
The Mohali police claimed to have busted a gang of robbers by arresting its three members here today. They recovered two motorcycles, gold and silver jewellery, a country-made revolver and live cartridges from them.



Tribune impact
PU rolls back sports quota rules
Chandigarh, May 18
The Panjab University’s (PU) Syndicate meeting, held last evening, brought some good news for all sports persons. It was decided during the meeting that no new guideline will be issued for admitting a player under the reserved sports quota seats in various departments of the university. After the Syndicate members raised objections against the step taken by the PU authorities, the Vice Chancellor has decided to take back the new guideline and also decided that all the admissions under the sports quota will be made as per the old criteria.

T 20 cricket
GMSSS-56 crush Dev Samaj-21 by 10 wickets
Chandigarh, May 18
Girls from Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 56, defeated Dev Samaj, Sector 21, by 10 wickets in the ongoing T-20 cricket tournament for women here today. A fine all round performance by the bowlers helped the winning side to overcome the rivals. Bowling first, GMSSS-56 bowled out the rivals for a mere total of 40 runs in 12 overs. Vandana (90) and Lovely (17) were the main scorers for the team.

Football coaching camp kicks off
Football players take part in a coaching camp at the Sector 17 stadium on Friday. Chandigarh, May 18
A three-day football coaching camp kicked off at the football stadium, Sector 17, here today. The camp is being organised by the Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools (BBFS). A team of coaches from Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools, led by ex-Portuguese international Jose Tavares, is heading the camp where a total around 160 players are participating.

Football players take part in a coaching camp at the Sector 17 stadium on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

clta aita
Digvijay, Harsimrat get wild card
Panchkula, May 18
Digvijay and Harsimrat are among the eight players who have been given wild card entry into the under-18 boys and girls events for the main draw of the CLTA-AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament to be held at the CLTA courts from May 19.

CGA to hold golf camp from May 28
Chandigarh, May 18
The Chandigarh Golf Association (CGA) will conduct a golf summer camp from May 28 to June 6 (9:00 am to 10.30 am) at the CGA Golf range. The basics of the game, including set up, golf swing, chipping and putting, will be taught during the camp.The organisers will also conduct a competition for chipping and putting events. The camp will be conducted under the guidance of Mahesh Kumar (Class A teaching professional) who will be assisted by Akshay and Vivek Gupta.

Ludhiana and Amritsar record wins
Chandigarh, May 18
Ludhiana and Amritsar record wins on first innings in Under-19 Dhruv Pandove Trophy Tournament.Ludhiana defeated Chandigarh on 1st innings lead of 82 runs and garnered three points while Chandigarh got zero.


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