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Chief Minister to choose Ambala Mayor 
Tribune Reporters

Ambala, June 7
Taking a leaf out of the traditions followed by the party high-command, the Congress supported municipal councillors, who had recently bagged the mandate to represent the commoners in the civic body, met Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and authorised him to name the mayor for the Ambala MC

Six councillors, supported by MLA Venod Sharma, who were elected from the city area and six others supported by former MLA Nirmal Singh, held two separate meetings with the Chief Minister and gave their consent for the same.

The two Selja supported candidates who had also won the elections, including Himmat Singh and Hardip Kaur, did not form the part of the delegation.

Later, the six councillors, supported by Nirmal Singh, elected from cantonment area, including Jarnail Singh, Durga Singh, Swarn Kaur, Chitra, Parvinder Pal Singh and Sudhir Jaiswal also met the CM. After the issuance of the notification of the election results, the councillors would be required to elect the city mayor, senior deputy mayor and deputy mayor within a span of 30 days.

According to the political observers, the lobbying for the post of city mayor, has immediately ended. They said that the now the elected councilors would be vying for the posts of the senior deputy mayor and deputy mayor. 



Two drug peddlers arrested
Our Correspondent

Fatehgarh Sahib, June 7
The district police, during its campaign against the drug peddlers, has arrested two drug peddlers involved in the sale of drugs.

The police recovered 10 kg poppy husk, 5 gm smack and 5000 intoxicant tablets from their possession. The SSP, Gurmeet Singh Chauhan, said that Mandi Gobindgarh police had received information that one young peddler supplied every type of drugs in the area. So the police had laid the trap, accordingly. He further added that during checking, the police stopped a suspicious person carrying a bag and during the search, police recovered 5000 intoxicant tablets and 5 gm smack from his custody.

He was identified as Ginni, alias Goga, resident of Khanna. He said during his interrogation more information was likely to come out.

He further stated that during the naka, police signalled a truck to stop, but the driver drove away the truck. After some chase, police over powered the truck drive at Ajnali village. He said that during checking of truck, police recovered 10 kg poppy husk and arrested the driver.

The accused had been identified as, Gurmeet Singh, a resident of Mandi Gobindgarh, who used to sell the drugs to drivers and other addicts. SSP said both the peddlers had been booked under the NDPS Act.



Lalru engineering college gets award
Our correspondent

Dera Bassi, June 7
The Swami Parmanand College of Engineering and Technology, Lalru, Mohali district, has been conferred with the “Promising Engineering College in Punjab” award by Prime Time Research Media Private Limited, New Delhi, under the Global Education Excellence Awards 2013.

Chanderesh Kumari Katoch, Central Minister of Culture, Tarun Vijay Member Parliament, Padma Shri Prof Sukhdeo Thorat, chairman, ICSSR and former chairman of the UGC were the chief guests on the occasion.

Atul Mittal, secretary, Seth Nand Lal Bajaj Educational and Charitable Society, received the award on behalf of the engineering institute.



Walia is orthopaedic association chief
Tribune News Service

Patiala, June 7
Dr JPS Walia, professor and head, Department of Orthopaedics, Government Medical College and Rajindra Hospital, Patiala, has taken over as the president of the North Zone Indian Orthopaedic Association (NZIOA).

Last year, he was the president-elect of the North Zone Association and his name was cleared as the president at the recently concluded conference in Srinagar.

He is currently the president of the Punjab State Medical and Dental Teacher’s Association and the past president of the Punjab Orthopaedic Association.



Enrolment camp for Aadhaar card seekers
Tribune News Service

Ambala, June 7
With a view to promoting the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme in the district, the Chandigarh regional office of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the nodal authority for the unique authentication process of Aadhaar, will organise an enrolment camp for Aadhaar card seekers.

The camp would be organised as part of the media outreach policy of the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, under which the Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity (DAVP), Chandigarh, will organise two photo exhibitions on Bharat Nirman and Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme from June 11 to June 17 at the Municipal Corporation building in Ambala Cantonment, and from June 19 to June 25 at Guru Gobind Singh Library in Ambala City.

The photo exhibitions will showcase various flagship programmes of the Central government, including Bharat Nirman, MNREGA, NRHM, ICDS, RTE-SSA, Mid-Day Meal, RTI, Women Empowerment, etc. The exhibitions will highlight various phases of development projects under above programmes, which help in facelifting rural India and changing the lifestyle of the common man. The exhibitions will also spread awareness on the infrastructural development and socio-economic changes in the country.



World Environment Day celebrated
Our Correspondent

Dera Bassi, June 7
The Swami Parmanand Group of Colleges (SPGC) celebrated World Environment Day with great enthusiasm. The function was organised by the NSS unit of the SPGC.

The function started with a welcome address by GS Rattan, programme coordinator, NSS, SPGC, followed by a speech from Dr TD Sharma, director-principal, on the importance of the day and its impact on society.

The theme of this year’s Environment Day is think, eat and save.

Dr Jyoti Kaul Mattoo, principal, delivered a talk on “our roles and responsibilities for protecting environment”.

Niraj Gurgaim and Saddam Hussain, both NSS volunteers, also shared their views on the theme of the day. Preeti Sharma, assistant professor, shared her views about the importance of food and health.

The programme was coordinated by associate professor Nealkamal.



Board examination achievers honoured
Our Correspondent

Fatehgarh Sahib, June 7
The management of Lala Lajpat Rai Senior Secondary School, Bassi Pathana, today organised a function to honour meritorious students who brought laurels to the school in the recently announced Punjab School Education Board Class X and Class XII results.

The school management also appreciated the efforts of Gobind Thukral, veteran journalist and alumni of the school, in getting funds sanctioned from the MPLAD funds of HK Dua, MP and former editor of The Tribune, for the construction of the new science block having all modern facilities.

Addressing the gathering, Nakesh Jindal, manager of the school, said all students got first divisions and two Class X students missed the merit just by one marks.

He said the construction work of the science block was in progress and extra facilities would be provided to students.



Thapar varsity widens scope for meritorious students
Tribune News Service

Patiala, June 7
Thapar University has widened the scope for meritorious students in its new scholarship scheme covering various disciplines. Students of the university will be entitled to merit scholarships, merit-cum-means scholarships and tuition fee waiver in addition to the Centre’s scholarship schemes aimed at benefiting SC/ST students.

As many as 100 new scholarships have been introduced for the undergraduate courses in the coming session. The top 50 students out of the first 5,000 all-India JEE (Main) rank-holders (normalised score of Class XII will be taken into account) will get full fee waiver of Rs 93,000 per semester, including tuition and development fees. The next 50 students in the all-India ranking up to 12,500 will get full waiver of Rs 62,000 per semester on tuition fee. The students will be entitled to meritorious scholarships for all four years of their study, subject to the condition that they maintain the cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 8.5 without any backlog.

The top two rank-holders of all secondary education boards will get a complete waiver of Rs 93,000 per semester on tuition and development fees.

As many as 25 scholarships in the form of tuition fee waiver are being offered to students securing more than 90 per cent marks in the secondary school examination. They will receive the benefit for all four years of their study, provided they maintain the CGPA of 8.5 without any backlog.

Besides, the top three students of each branch of BE/BTech will be awarded merit scholarships every year equivalent to their tuition fee. The university has also decided to assist the needy students through six annual merit-cum-means scholarships, under which their entire tuition and development fees will be waived. Additionally, 25 sponsored scholarships, including alumni scholarships, will be awarded to the students of various categories.

Meanwhile, the top three students of each postgraduate programmes are eligible for scholarships in the form of tuition fee waiver. While the topper will get full waiver on tuition fee, students securing the second and third positions will get a tuition fee waiver of 50 per cent and 25 per cent, respectively.

To facilitate the study of the needy students, the university has decided to offer eight merit-cum-means scholarships in all postgraduate programmes. Besides, the top students of the respective boards from the six zones of the university will be provided full tuition fee waiver for MBA programmes.



Man gets 10-year imprisonment 
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 7
A local court today sentenced a man to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment in a case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on the convict, Majnu, a resident of Kajheri.

On January 7, last year, Majnu, had thrashed his cousin Gurcharan, following a heated argument. Majnu also hit the victim with a blunt object repeatedly. Both of them were in an inebriated state. They later hired a three-wheeler, and Gurcharan was dropped off at Colony number 5. Gurcharan was found lying unconscious outside a hotel in the area the next morning.

A police van rushed him to hospital, where he died of his injuries. Gurcharan was a resident of Fatehpur Colony, Sector 21, Panchkula.



One held for snatching cash in auto
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 7
Two boys, aboard an auto-rickshaw, allegedly snatched Rs 20,000 from a fellow commuter at Maloya today.

The victim, Harish Chander Joshi, a Naya Gaon resident, managed to apprehend one of the accused, with the help of the auto-rickshaw driver. The accused, Jasbir Singh, was later handed over to the police.

Joshi reported to the police that he boarded an auto-rickshaw from Dhanas, on his way to Mohali. Two boys were already sitting in the auto, he said.

When the vehicle reached Maloya, the two boys snatched Rs 20,000 from him. The police has registered a case and efforts are on to nab the other accused.

In a similar incident yesterday, Sanjay Jaswal of Baltana alleged that three occupants of an auto-rickshaw thrashed him before snatching Rs 900 and a mobile phone from him.

The incident reportedly took place near Mani Majra Railway Bridge. The police has registered a case under Sections 392 and 34 of the IPC at the Mani Majra police station.

In another incident that occurred yesterday, Ram Ashish of Dadu Majra village alleged that two persons robbed him of Rs 1,500, his voter-ID card and a photograph at Sector 38 yesterday.

A case was registered against one Atul and his friend at the Sector 39 police station.



Car stolen from outside house

Chandigarh, June 7
A Sector 51 resident reported to the police that his SUV was stolen from outside his house. The incident reportedly took place on June 3. Deepak Walia told the police that his Scorpio (registration number CH-04C-9482) was stolen from outside his house. The police has registered a case of theft under Sections 379 and 380 of the IPC.

Purse stolen from car

A purse containing Rs 5,000 and a mobile phone was stolen from a car parked near apni mandi, Sector 43. The police has registered a case of theft on the complaint of Dr Rooma Pandhi, a resident of Sector 36. — TNS



Mohali team bundled out for 218 runs
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 7
The Chandigarh cricket team bundled out Mohali for mere 218 runs on the first day of the ongoing Dhruv Pandove Trophy for Boys (U-19), being held at the PCA Stadium Mohali, here today After deciding to bowl first, the bowlers of Chandigarh team cracked Mohlai's bating line-up.

Hemank Choudhary led the bowling deparment for Chandigarh with a splendid performance. He claimed 4 for 62, while Arpit Pannu claimed 2 for 41 and Shivam Bhambri took 2 for 20.

The Mohali team was struggling on 92 for 6 in 40.3 overs, before their ship was stabled by Anmoljit Dhillon and Jasinder Baidwan. The duo put a valuable 50-runs partnership for the 7th wicket, in which.Jasinder scored 53 runs and Anmoljit scored 48 runs.

Further Sahil Chander (31 runs) and Pukhraj Singh (21 runs) were the other important scorers for the team.

Brief Scores

Mohali (1st innings)- 218 all out in 94.3 overs (Sahil Chander 31, Pukhraj Singh 21, Anmoljit Singh 48, Jasinder Baidwan 53, Shivam Bhambri 2 for 20, Hemank Choudhary 4 for 62, Arpit Pannu 2 for 41).

In the second match played at PAU Ludhiana between Patiala and Ludhiana, the visitors scored 343 runs for 4 wickets in 95 overs. Patiala's Prabhot Singh scored 166 runs for the team.

Prabhot along with Mandeep Singh added 69 runs for the first wicket in 17.1 overs before Mandeep was caught by Nimit Malhan off Sandeep Singh for 22 off 49 balls including five boundaries.

Next batsman, Manpreet added 73 runs for the second wicket before he was caught in front by Navendu for 31 off 68 balls including five boundaries and one six.

Later, Prabhjot and Sagar stood for a 106-runs partnership for the third wicket before Prabjjot was caught by Chirag off Kabir Grewal for 166 runs in 220 balls studded with 20 boundaries and four sixes.

Brief Scores

Patiala (1st innings): 343 for 4 in 95 overs (Prabhjot 166, Mandeep 22, Manpreet 31, Sagar 32, Anmolpreet 62 not out, Sanbir 21 not out, Hartejesvi 1 for 64, Navendu 1 for 35, Sandeep 1 for 5, Kabir 1 for 57).

In the third match of the Dhruv Pandove Trophy, played at the Gandhi Ground Amritsar, the Jalandhar cricket team was bundled out for 74 runs in Amritsar. Himanshu Sharma (24 runs) and Manpreet Bhullar (10 runs) were the only main scorers for the team. For bowling side, Rohit Kumar claimed four wickets for 20, while Sabbarwal claimed three for 16 and Sanjiv Kumar took three for 35.

In reply, the Amritsar side scored 144 runs for the loss of eight wickets in 56 overs at the close of first day's play. Opener Karan Sharma scored 54 off 85 balls, including seven boundaries and a six. For the bowling side, Mohit Mariya claimed four for 43, while Rohit Chohan took two for 42.

Brief Scores:

Jalandhar (1st innings): 74 all out in 36.5 overs (Himanshu Sharma 24 and Manpreet Bhullar 10,Sunny Sabbarwal 3 for 16, Sanjiv Kumar 3 for 35 and Rohit Kumar 4 for 20)

Amritsar (1st Innings)- 144 for 8 in 56 overs (Karan Sharma 54, Navneet Singh 20,Mohit Mariya 4 for 43 and Rohit Chohan 2 for 42).



Sarvhitkari rout Mohali team
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 7
In the ongoing Sarvhitkari Cricket Cup, the hosts, Sarvhitkari defeated Mohali Cricket Association (MCA) by 132 runs, here today.

While batting first, the winning side posted 280 runs as Kunwar scored a blazing 96 runs off just 89 balls, while Harsh contributed 90 runs off 88 balls.

Another batsman, Inder contributed useful 25 off 22. For the bowling side, Hemang and Uttkarsh claimed two wickets each.

In reply, the losing side could manage to score only 148 runs with Sehaj (66 runs) scoring a lion’s share, while Prabhnoor adding 39 off 38.

For bowling side, Tushar claimed 3 for 20 while Kunwar took 2 for 15.



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