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City lad Arnav 2nd in NEET
Chandigarh, June 5
Arnav Aggarwal Chandigarh lad Arnav Aggarwal bagged the top position in the tricity and the all-India second rank in the first-ever National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test-UG (NEET-UG), the results of which were declared today by the CBSE.
Arnav wants to be a cardiologist
Arnav (18), who secured the all-India second rank, says he wants to be a cardiologist as the number of heart patients in the country is on the rise. He wants to seek admission to Maulana Azad Medical College or AIIMS, both of which are in Delhi. He says regular studies are his mantra of success. He remained away from all distractions like social networking sites. His father is a chartered accountant while his mother is a teacher

Close shave for passengers as bus engine catches fire
Chandigarh, June 5
Around 20 passengers in a low-floor bus of the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) had a miraculous escape when the engine of the bus, located on the rear side, caught fire apparently due to a short circuit.



EARLIER STORIES



Tata Camelot hid vital info: UT to panel
Chandigarh, June 5
The Tata Camelot housing project authorities suppressed vital information about the existence of the Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary while applying for the project. This has been mentioned by the UT Administration while submitting its reply to the State Expert Appraisal Committee, Punjab.

Yogeshwar Rana His eyes firmly set on eye donation
Chandigarh, June 5
Moved by the mental instability of his elder brother and the hardships faced by visually impaired persons, he pledged his eyes for donation and also inspired his entire family to do so. Soon, encouraging people for eye donation turned out to be the mission of his life.

Home Guards volunteer held on molestation charge
Chandigarh, June 5
The UT police today arrested a Home Guards volunteer with the police in a case of molestation, assault, trespass and criminal intimidation after a girl filed a complaint against him.

píkula Mayor's Post
Cong leaders keep cards close to their chest
Panchkula, June 5
Though having 14 party-backed winning candidates under its wings, groupism in the Congress is forcing party leaders to keep their cards close to their chest regarding announcing the names of their favourite candidates for the Mayor's post in the Panchkula Municipal Corporation.

 


COMMUNITY

Shikaras in a shambles at Sukhna
Chandigarh, June 5
Another magnificent project of the Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation (CITCO), ďshikarasĒ launched eight years ago at Sukhna Lake, is down in the dumps as only three out of the six sikaras are in operation now.

On Bansalís instructions, Cong leaders list out achievements to residents
Chandigarh, June 5
To support former Union Railways Minister and local Member of Parliament, Congress leaders have now started showcasing their development work done in their areas to the public.
NCC cadets spread the "save environment" message with innovative games to mark World Environment Day at the Sector 17 Plaza in Chandigarh on Wednesday
FOR A GREEN CAUSE: NCC cadets spread the "save environment" message with innovative games to mark World Environment Day at the Sector 17 Plaza in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

BJP delegation meets CBI Joint Director in New Delhi
Chandigarh, June 5
A delegation of the BJP led by national secretary Aarti Mehra today met Parbodh Kumar, Joint Director, Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI), and KV Chaudhary, member (investigation), Central Board of Direct Taxes, in New Delhi and handed over documents pertaining to involvement of former Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal and his family members in various companies.

Congress rally: Women constables bear the brunt of tear-gas shells
Chandigarh, June 5
A large number of women constables, especially new recruits, had a harrowing time today during the Punjab Congress youth workers rally in Sector 15 today when the police resorted to tear-gas shells to control the agitating mob.

Sector 18 c&D
Delay in re-carpeting of roads puts residents at risk
Chandigarh, June 5
A road dug up by the MC in Sector 18, Chandigarh. The delay in re-carpeting of roads in Sector 18 (C) and (D) has led to resentment among residents there. The municipal corporation (MC) that has already scarified the road has left the work pending for the past more than 15 days leading to inconvenience to the residents of the area.


A road dug up by the MC in Sector 18, Chandigarh. Tribune Photo Manoj Mahajan

Cop dies in mishap
Mohali, June 5
A Punjab Police officer lost his life after the motorcycle he was riding was hit by a car on the Morinda-Kharar road near Rurki village. The victim, Mohan Singh, who was posted at the Senior Superintendent of Police office, Fatehgarh Sahib, was on his way home in Pir Sohana village when a Maruti car, bearing registration number CH03D6646, hit his motorcycle from the rear side.

GMADA land encroached upon near Mohali village
Mohali, June 5
In a case of sheer negligence on the part of Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA), its prime land, worth several crores of rupees, in the Industrial Area, Phase I, has been encroached upon for agricultural purposes.

Artistes stage a play, Paryavaran ka Vinaash (destruction of environment), on World Environment Day at the Sector 17 Plaza in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
Artistes stage a play, Paryavaran ka Vinaash (destruction of environment), on World Environment Day at the Sector 17 Plaza in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: S chandan
A CRPF official waters a sapling during a plantation drive at Hallo Majra in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
A CRPF official waters a sapling during a plantation drive at Hallo Majra in Chandigarh on Wednesday. A tribune photograph

Management school coming up at Dera Bassi
Mohali, June 5
The LM Thapar School of Management (LMTSOM) is setting up its campus, with a reported investment of Rs 130 crore, at Dera Bassi. Giving details, the management officials claimed that advanced facilities, including 12 Wi-Fi-enabled smart classrooms with digital podiums, video conferencing and IP camera for web streaming, would be provided on the campus.

Suvidha Centre to come up at Majri 
Mohali, June 5 A Suvidha Centre will be set up at Majri. Giving the information here yesterday, Deputy Commissioner Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu said various Suvidha Centres had already been set up at several places, including Nagar Nigam Bhawan, Sector 68, Mohali. He said in future better quality would be provided at Suvidha Centres. A minor increase in the fee for files relating to arms licences, marriage certificates and transport was being effected by the Governance Reforms Department. However, in many cases the fee for files was also decreased.

world environment day
Punjab Pollution Control Board chief urges industrialists to follow norms
Mohali, June 5
Punjab Pollution Control Board chairman Ravinder Singh today appealed to industrialists to abide by the pollution control norms to help in creating a healthy environment.

Estranged wife slaps case on local businessman
Chandigarh, June 5
The estranged wife of a local businessman has filed a civil suit against him, claiming 50 per cent share in his property. The suit has been filed against Ajay Gupta, owner of Glass Palace. The local court has directed him and his family members to appear before it on June 11.

MC staff remove signboards
Chandigarh, June 5
An MC worker removes a signboard at the Sector 22 market in Chandigarh on Wednesday. The enforcement wing of Chandigarh Municipal Corporation today removed 40 signboards from the Sector 22 market. The shopkeepers were displaying these hoardings in violation of the Chandigarh Advertisement Control Order 1954.

An MC worker removes a signboard at the Sector 22 market in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Department gets notice on allocation of liquor vends
Chandigarh, June 5
The procedure adopted by the UT Excise and Taxation Department in allotment of liquor vends without following the laid down procedure in the excise policy has come under the scanner.

PGI to come up with 250-bedded hospital in 18 months 
Chandigarh, June 5
The PGIMER today organised the "bhumi pujan" for the construction of its extended 250-bedded hospital. The new hospital, to be built at a cost of Rs 100 crore will be completed in 18 months. The hospital will be an extension of the existing Nehru Hospital and will be constructed near the Nehru Hospital building.


EDUCATION

Education Dept fails to prepare sports calendar 
Chandigarh, June 5
The UT Education Department has failed to publish this yearís annual sports calendar. The reason for this is the objection raised by the Education-cum-Sports Secretary over the increase in unrecognised games being organised during the inter-school tournaments.

Class XII CBSE Exams
24 students awarded cash prizes
Chandigarh, June 5
A total of 24 students were awarded cash prizes by the management of Pandit Mohal Lal SD Public School, Sector 32, here today. The students, who secured 95 per cent and above in the Class XII CBSE examinations, were felicitated during a ceremony. KK Sharma, PCS (retd), chairman-cum-manager of the school, distributed the prize money of about Rs 84,000 among the students.

Students in a fix over validity of NEET
Chandigarh, June 5
Even as the result of the NEET was out today, students are still in a fix over its validity. While several government colleges will accept the NEETís state as well as national ranking for their admission to MBBS and BDS courses, almost all private medical colleges managed to conduct their own entrance examination.

Branch sliding
PUSU members protest outside VCís office
Chandigarh, June 5
Members of the Panjab University Studentsí Union (PUSU) today staged a protest outside the Vice-Chancellorís (VC) office over the demand of branch sliding in the University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET).

PU exams
SD College students excel in various streams
Chandigarh, June 5
SD College students of BBA second-year have bagged maximum merit positions in Panjab University exams of academic session 2012-13. They have bagged seven out of the top 10 positions. Bhavya Vij, Dolly Taneja and Nikita Sharma stood third, fourth and fifth, respectively, Simran Kochhar, Shivani Jaiswal, Ashia Gupta and Aneesh Singhal stood sixth, seventh, eighth and tenth, while Saloni Chaudhary stood eleventh.

BCA-II Exam
Committee plans random re-checking
Chandigarh, June 5
The committee constituted by Panjab University to look into the case of mass re-appear in the BCA-II exams has recommended that the answer sheets of some of the students, who got compartments, be sent for re-checking. This would help in establishing the veracity of allegations of discrepancy in paper checking leveled by the students, the committee said.

Aided schools
Retired employees demand equal pension benefits
Chandigarh, June 5
Over 250 employees of government-aided schools are getting step-motherly treatment by the UT Administration regarding their post-retirement benefits.

Panjab University
Manjit is chairperson of Physics Dept
Chandigarh, June 5
Professor Manjit Kaur of the Department of Physics, Panjab University, has taken over the charge as chairperson of the Department of Physics from June 1. It is for the first time in the history of the department that a woman has taken the charge as the Head of the Department.

from schools
World Environment Day observed
Students of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 46, bagged the first prize during the ďInter-School Biodiversity HuntĒ on the occasion of World Environment Day organised by the Department of Environment, Forests and Wildlife, along with NGO Yuvsatta.


 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Anti-Malaria Month observed
Dera Bassi, June 5
An awareness programme to mark Anti-Malaria Month was organised recently on the premises of community health centre in Lalru.Dr Daler Singh Multani, SMO, elaborated on the symptoms and the methods of treatment.

A wheel of a car stuck in a manhole at the Dera Bassi bus stand.
A wheel of a car stuck in a manhole at the Dera Bassi bus stand. Tribune Photo: Nitin Mittal

Ambala MC poll
Three-fourths of candidates lose security deposit
Ambala, June 5
Nearly a three-fourths of the total number of candidates who contested the Ambala Municipal Corporation elections lost their security deposit, with the independent candidates topping the list.

Training programme for engineering faculty
Ropar, June 5
A one-week training programme on internal combustion engines through ICT commenced at the Rayat Institute of Engineering and Information Technology, Rail Majra, today. The programme, meant for the engineering faculty, was inaugurated by Dr MP Poonia, director, NITTR, Chandigarh.

One held in rape case
Ambala, June 5
The police has arrested a Shahbad-based man for raping a woman. The woman, who is married and also hails from Shahbad, told the police that the accused, Balwinder, allegedly raped her at a hotel in Ambala City yesterday.


COURTS

Man acquitted of rape charge
Chandigarh, June 5
The Court of District and Sessions judge, SK Aggarwal, today acquitted a 30-year-old computer teacher of the charges of rape under section 376 of the IPC.As per the prosecution case, the police had registered a case of rape against a computer teacher, Inderjeet, on the complaint of a 19-year-old girl resident of Mauli Jagran. 


CRIME

Maidís body found hanging
Panchkula, June 5
Body of a 16-year-old girl was today found hanging from a ceiling fan at a house where she worked as a domestic help in Sector 11. Following her parentsí complaint, the police has registered a case of murder under Sections 302 and 34 of the IPC, without naming anyone in the FIR, at the Sector 5 police station.

píkula mc poll
INLD candidate booked for thrashing 5
Panchkula, June 5
An Indian National Lok Dal candidate, who recently lost the Panchkula MC elections, was today booked by the local police for beating up five persons, including a woman.


SPORTS

Saupinís Cricket Academy log win 
Chandigarh, June 5
In the ongoing CCA Tournament for boys (U-14), the team of Saupinís Cricket Academy today defeated the VAR Cricket Academy by one run. The tournament is being held at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19.

Col AS Judge Memorial Tournament
Stadium XI lift UT T-20 cricket league trophy
Chandigarh, June 5
Players in action during the first day and night match at the cricket stadium, Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. The cricket team of Stadium XI lifted the UT T-20 cricket league trophy forCol AS Judge Memorial Tournament after defeating the Minerva Academy by 4 wickets in the final match at cricket stadium of Sector 16, today evening.


Players in action during the first day and night match at the cricket stadium, Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: S CHANDAN

Mohali Cricket Academy beat Sarvhitkari Club 
Chandigarh, June 5
The Mohali Cricket Academy (A) today defeated Sarvhitkari Cricket Club in a match of the 1st Sarvhitkari Cricket Cup for Boys (U-14). The losing side posted 159 runs with Rahul (34 runs), Prabhjeet (22 runs) and Feroz (20 runs).

Punjab inter-academy cricket matches from June 7 
Chandigarh, June 5
The Punjab inter-academy cricket matches for boys (U-12 to 14) will be played from June 7 at cricket stadiums in Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Patiala, Amritsar, Jalandhar and Mohali.

Hosts BECC win cricket tourney 
Patiala, June 5
Hosts Black Elephant Cricket Club (BECC) clinched the 12th Hot Weather All-India North Zone (U-14) Trophy after they trounced the Dronachrya Cricket Foundation, Delhi, by 7 wickets.

handball tourney
Beating odds, washermanís daughter brings laurels 
Chandigarh, June 5
Setting priorities in life is what makes a person successful and Kiran Kanojia had understood this at an early age. The daughter of a washerman, she has received double happiness in these two months by maintaining a balance between her studies and sports.

3 city lads to represent nation in Asian wrestling championship 
Chandigarh, June 5
Three wrestlers, Santosh Kumar Yadav (50 kg), Prabhpal Singh (84 kg) and Gurpreet Singh (74 kg), from Gulzar Wrestling Akhara, Zirakpur, have also made it to the final list of the Asian Junior Wrestling Championship in Chandigarh. The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has selected three local wrestlers for representing the nation in the upcoming Asian Junior Wrestling Championship for boys (U-20), to be held at Phuket (Thailand) from June 12 to 15.

Three wrestlers, Santosh Kumar Yadav (50 kg), Prabhpal Singh (84 kg) and Gurpreet Singh (74 kg), from Gulzar Wrestling Akhara, Zirakpur, have also made it to the final list of the Asian Junior Wrestling Championship in Chandigarh. A Tribune photograph

Hindoan beat city team in kabaddi
Chandigarh, June 5
The team of Chandigarh 12 Wing Air Force tasted defeat against the Hindoan during the final match of the Western Air Command (WAC) Kabaddi Championship. A total of five teams from Hindoan, Chandigarh, Adampur, Jammu and Batinda Air Force participated in the championship.


 



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