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Student stabbed to death
Ambala, June 5
Narmail Singh Narmail Singh, a student of BTech (second year) of an engineering college in Kurukshetra, was stabbed to death on the national highway near Shahpur Gurdwara here this morning. The 22-year-old victim was a resident of Ghasitpur village near the cantonment. According to information, around six youths attacked him with sharp-edged weapons when he was going to the bus stand to leave for Kurukshetra.

Khushpreet’s kin say no to Rs 3-lakh relief
Chandigarh, June 5
The family of five-year-old Khushpreet, who was kidnapped for ransom and murdered in December 2010, has refused to claim the compensation amount of Rs 3 lakh that was recently handed over to them by the UT Administration. Two months have elapsed since a cheque for Rs 3 lakh was handed over to the child’s father at their house in Burail village in Sector 45. But the family has not deposited the cheque as a mark of protest.


Plants at lake to get water from horticulture dept
Chandigarh, June 5
Plants at Sukhna Lake will now get water from the horticulture department. In order to save the fast-depleting water level, which has come to as low as 3.5 feet, the UT Administration has decided to leave the limited resources untouched and instead water the plants from outside.

Sukhna catchment
Diminutive map only adds to confusion
Chandigarh, June 5
The UT Administration's efforts to create awareness among the public by publicising the map of the Sukhna catchment area, seems to fall flat as the size of the map published in various newspapers today was not even visible. After seeing the map, residents have become more confused as they could not figure out if their area falls in the Sukhna catchment area.

Scheduled power cuts in city now
Chandigarh, June 5
After witnessing long unscheduled power cuts in the scorching heat, city residents should now prepare themselves for scheduled cuts. Since the residents had been complaining about unscheduled power cuts, the UT Administration is now preparing a schedule for the cuts.


Mock drill in Feb next
Chandigarh, June 5
National Disaster Management Authority chairman Shashidhar Reddy addresses the media at the UT Guest House in Chandigarh on Tuesday Residents of the tricity are set to witness a mega-mock-drill exercise in February next to check the disaster response mechanism in the event of a high-intensity earthquake. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) will conduct the exercise with the help of the UT Administration and the governments of Punjab and Haryana.

National Disaster Management Authority chairman Shashidhar Reddy addresses the media at the UT Guest House in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

J&K sex scandal
Statements of five recorded
Chandigarh, June 5
The statements of five witnesses in the Jammu and Kashmir sex scandal case were recorded in the CBI court here today.

Police on high alert
Chandigarh, June 5
The operations cell of the police organised a drive at the Inter-State Bus Terminus in Sector 43 here today. This exercise was in wake of the 'Ghalughara' week, starting tomorrow. All guest houses and hotels would be checked this week.

Head constable dies of injuries
Chandigarh, June 5
A 49-year-old head constable with the police, Tarlochan Singh, died today. He was hospitalised on May 30, when the mishap took place.

Venus to trek across Sun today
Chandigarh, June 5
When you wake up on Wednesday, you will watch a rare celestial event, the trek of the planet Venus across the Sun. A small black dot will pass across the face of the Sun from around 5:20 am and will continue till 10:20 am in the region.

Impose house tax: Admn
Chandigarh, June 5
The UT Administration has again asked the municipal corporation to impose house tax. In a meeting of the coordination committee today, the issue was taken up with Mayor Raj Bala Malik.

Car set afire at Sector 32
Chandigarh, June 5
A view of the Volkswagen Jetta that was set afire at Sector 32 in Chandigarh on Monday night. Miscreants set afire a Volkswagen Jetta car at Sector 32 here last night. The car was parked at a car-repair shop. The owner of the shop alleged lackadaisical attitude of the police in dealing with the case. Harjeet Singh, owner of the shop, said he objected to some miscreants answering nature's call at a vacant plot near his shop last afternoon. A heated scuffle ensued and he received injuries, he added.

A view of the Volkswagen Jetta that was set afire at Sector 32 in Chandigarh on Monday night. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

Councillor says no to study tour
Chandigarh, June 5
BJP councillor Satinder Singh has expressed helplessness in accompanying councillors on a study tour. In a communication to the Mayor and the MC Commissioner today, he said residents of his ward were facing problems in civic amenities. Ignoring their grievances, he would not able to go, he added.

FOSWAC gets just assurances
Chandigarh, June 5
Following past practice, assurances were given by the MC authorities to resolve the issues presented by the Federation of Sector Welfare Associations (FOSWAC) in a meeting convened by MC Commissioner VP Singh here today.

Environmentalists favour CFLs, mum on disposal
Chandigarh, June 5
On the World Environment Day today, environmentalists were vocal on the use of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) to save energy for the future generation, but remained mum when the question about disposal was raised.

Observing World Environment Day

Members of the Environment Society of India take out a rally near the Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Tuesday. T
Members of the Environment Society of India take out a rally near the Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan


VC’S Term not extended
New Delhi, June 5
Office of the Panjab University Chancellor and Vice President Hamid Ansari today said that no orders had been issued for the extension of PU V-C RC Sobti. The Chancellor’s office described any reports to this effect as speculative. Panjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof RC Sobti takes part in a cycle rally to mark the World Environment Day on the campus on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari 

Go-green campaign draws lukewarm response 
Chandigarh, June 5
Panjab University Vice Chancellor’s go-green campaign by riding bicycle in the campus failed to attract people, with hardly anyone being seen pedalling in the campus. Most of the senior officials preferred to move around on foot insted of using bicycle on the campus.

Former DPI transferred 29 teachers days before his exit
Chandigarh, June 5
While the government school teachers are being asked for their preference for transfers, 29 'lucky' ones have already got their 'preferred' postings as an exit gift from former DPI (S) Sandeep Hans.

Online hostel admission fails to take-off
Chandigarh, June 5
Panjab University’s ambitious plan to hold online hostel admissions in a bid to maintain transparency has been further delayed for at least a year. The students will have to apply manually for over 6100 seats offered by the PU in boys and girls hostels (numbering eight each).

PU appoints new hostel wardens
Chandigarh, June 5
Panjab University today appointed 4 new wardens in boys and girls hostels. Wardens of all the other hostels have also been reshuffled. Gaurav Gaur from the social works department has been given the charge of boy’s Hostel No-2, while Devinderpreet Singh from PU’s BDS College has been given the charge of Hostel No-8. 

haryana education board
Girls outdo boys in Class XII exams
Panchkula, June 5
Outshining the boys once again, girls in the Panchkula district have performed better than boys in the Class XII exams, the result of which was declared by the Haryana Board of School Education today.

Daily wager’s daughter defies odds
Panchkula, June 5
Daily wager's daughter Sushma wants to crack the UPSC exam to become an IAS officer. Eldest of five sisters and one brother, she said she would work hard to achieve her goal. Sushma said her parents and teachers helped her secure the second position in non-medical stream.

Patwari's daughter shines
Surbhi, who topped in the non-medical stream with 92.2 per cent, said she had appeared in the entrance test for admission to BSc in Panjab University. She said she studied for about 10 to 12 hours every day and wanted to become an IAS officer. 


Litter outside the Civil Hospital in Ropar presents an ugly picture.
Litter outside the Civil Hospital in Ropar presents an ugly picture. Tribune photo: Vicky gharu

It's the dance of democracy
Ropar, June 5
Heaps of garbage and irregular water supply are the main problems plaguing the three wards-10, 13 and 18 here. With the Rupnagar municipal corporation by-elections scheduled for June 7, it is going to be a tedious task for candidates to solve these.

Residents not satisfied with civic body functioning
Patiala, June 5
Tall claims of the civic body officials of addressing residents' problems on a priority basis have fallen flat. Posters of candidates pasted on a wall in violation of the election code in Patiala. Tribune photo: Rajesh sachar


Inter-District Tournament
Jalandhar amass 542 runs
Chandigarh, June 5
With an unbeaten knock of 292 runs, Abhishek Gupta helped Jalandhar team to post a total of 542 runs against Mohali’s 197 runs during the ongoing Punjab State Inter-District Tournament for boys (U-22) at Burlton Park Jalandhar today.

Cautious parents accompany children to swimming pools
Chandigarh, June 5
With a seven-year-old boy drowning in a swimming pool in Mumbai on Sunday evening, the parents here have become more cautious while sending their children to swimming centres. Children enjoy swimming at All-Weather Swimming Pool, Sector 23, Chandigarh. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan 

DAV-10, DMCA to clash for title today
Chandigarh, June 5
The cricket teams of DAV College, Sector 10, and DMCA will face each other in the final match of the first Hot Weather Tournament tomorrow.

Selection for swimming team
Chandigarh, June 5
The Chandigarh Swimming Association will conduct selection trials at swimming pool of yoga center, Sector 23, on June 9. The trials would be conducted to select city’s junior and sub-junior swimming team. The junior team will represent the city in the upcoming 39th Junior National Aquatic Championship to be held in Chennai from July 14. 

Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 
Nominations invited
Chandigarh, June 5
The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports invited the nominations or applications for Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Purushkar for this year.
The eligible corporate entity can collect the application forms from the in-charge of Youth Affairs Sports Department, Sector 42, here. The forms will be available till June 11 and the nominees are advised to submit the form before June 15.

Selection trials at GGSCW-26
Chandigarh, June 5
Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, is holding selection trials on June 6 and 7 for admitting students under its sports wing. The trials would be held under the guidance of professional coaches. It would start at 4 pm on the college ground. — TNS

Golf to be part of curriculum
Mohali, June 5
The GJIMT College, Phase II, is set to introduce golf as a part of college curriculum. The Golf Academy will have two high quality greens for chipping, pitching and putting. Golf equipment and balls will be provided to all students. A total of 60 students are to be enrolled with 15 students in each batch. ––TNS


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