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IAS coupleís teenage daughter jumps to her death in school
Anandi Gulati Chandigarh, June 1
An 18-year-old Class XII student of Bhavan Vidyalaya in Sector 27 here and daughter of a Haryana-cadre IAS officer-couple allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the fourth floor of her school building here today.

Anandi Gulati

CBSE class X results: City hits all-time high
Chandigarh, June 1
Students of Delhi Public School, Chandigarh, in a jubilant mood after scoring CGPA of 10 in the CBSE class X result, which was declared on Wednesday A slew of reforms introduced for compiling the Class X results this year that include making the board exams optional, the introduction of continuous and comprehensive evaluation (CCE) system being added to the existing grading, introduction of assessments on soft skills, attitudes and co-curricular activities have left the entire region, including the tricity, beaming over the results, which were declared today.
happy LOT Students of Delhi Public School, Chandigarh, in a jubilant mood after scoring CGPA of 10 in the CBSE class X result, which was declared on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: Parvesh Chauhan



EARLIER STORIES

Students who opted for school exam fare better
Chandigarh, June 1
ďPath breakersĒ is how academic circles define these 4,000 odd students who opted out of appearing for class X boards, so far the most important academic milestone in a studentís life. Their decision, accompanied by a lot of apprehensions, has finally yielded results, as these students have a better average performance than the 11,000 other students who stuck to the conventional mode of examination. While the CBSE is yet to release its official data, according to the evaluation reports collected for its internal purpose, the Board has found that a majorioty of the students who appeared for school exams came out with flying colours, both in exams and co-scholastic activities.

New-look report card surprises many
Chandigarh, June 1
The class board results this year are surely a far cry from the conventional array of academic percentages. In addition to making the Board exam optional, it has also bid farewell to good old mark-sheet which determined your academic caste. They have now given way to swanky report card, which was a surprise package for many.


COMMUNITY

PU student top GPAT 2011 scorer
Ekjot Sodhi (rank 1), Pooja Goyal (rank 39) and Ranjana Bhandari (rank 89) in a jubilant mood at the University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Wednesday Chandigarh, June 1
Attain exceptional levels of performance, 31 of the 33 students of (UIPS), Panjab University, who appeared in the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test 2011 (GPAT) conducted nationwide have cleared it. This rigorous exam is the gateway to masters in pharmacy program in prestigious institutions in the country and makes a candidate eligible for doing PhD in pharmacy.
Ecstatic Ekjot Sodhi (rank 1), Pooja Goyal (rank 39) and Ranjana Bhandari (rank 89) in a jubilant mood at the University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

City to hold head count of its poor
Chandigarh, June 1
Chandigarh will be the first city to hold the head count of its poor, besides the caste and religion census. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting presided over by Union Home Secretary GK Pillai in New Delhi yesterday where it was decided to conduct the below poverty line (BPL), caste and religion census in the first phase in June in the union territories of Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Tripura.

A mother-son duo tries to save itself from rain Rain pours relief, brings down mercury
Chandigarh, June 1
City residents woke up to a pleasant Wednesday morning with showers lashing the region. The westerly disturbance brought rain and smiles on the faces of city residents with the day temperature falling by 13 degrees Celsius.

A mother-son duo tries to save itself from rain. Tribune photos: Vinay Malik

Chandigarh airport to serve up exquisite dining experience
Chandigarh, June 1
While Chandigarh (IXC) may take some more time to be on the international route map, itíll soon acquire the flavour of international dinning, similar to the ones savoured at the Los Angeles (LAX) or Toronto (YYZ) airports, as the Airports Authority of India has tied up with renowned HMSHost, a leader in travel dinning, for its food and beverage outlets.

Agri dept campaign to save water
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 1
The district agriculture department has decided to launch a campaign under the Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA) to create awareness among farmers not to transplant paddy before June 10.

Panchkula admn to raid ultrasound centres
Panchkula, June 1
The district administration will carry out regular raids at various ultrasound centres in the district in order to eradicate the menace of female feticide from society.

Trauma victim gets new lease of life
Mohali, June 1
When 24-year-old Barjinder Singh, an accident victim, was wheeled into the emergency of a private hospital, his family had little hope of his survival. However, with the efforts of the trauma team at the hospital, Barjinder is happy to be amidst his parents, young wife and six-month-old baby 15 days later.

Mirage

A car makes its way through a water-logged road at Piccadily Chowk in Chandigarh
WEDNESDAY SHOWERS A car makes its way through a water-logged road at Piccadily Chowk in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

tricity scan

2 kids bring laurels to city
Chandigarh: Two children from Chandigarh, Kulbir Singh Ahluwalia and Aishna Vashishtha, have been nominated for the National Bal Shree Award- 2011. Kulbir, a student of Delhi Public School, Sector 40, will be awarded for creative scientific innovation.

Authorities mark inquiry into incident
Chandigarh, June 1
An inquiry has been marked by the Panjab University authorities into the complaint by certain students of hostel no 5 alleging an attack on them by the rival group on Monday night.


EDUCATION

Rekha, who secured CGPA 9.2 in the CBSE class X examination, celebrates her success with parents in Chandigarh on Wednesday Those who made their mark despite odds
Chandigarh, June 1
She had grown seeing her father buying old books and papers but what was Ďraddií for her proved to be inspiration for Rekha Sharma, a daugher of rag picker, who secured a CGPA 9.2.

Rekha, who secured CGPA 9.2 in the CBSE class X examination, celebrates her success with parents in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Token system introduced at PU library
Chandigarh, June 1
In a bid to check increasing thefts of bags and valuables from Panjab Universityís AC Joshi Library, a token system has been started by the university authorities here yesterday.

16 students of Satluj school secure CGPA 10
Panchkula, June 1
Satluj Public School while making a mark for itself produced the best results among the city schools, with its 16 students securing Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) 10 in the CBSE Class X examination. Principal Krit Serai said more than 70 per cent of the students got A-1 and A-2 grades, while more than 42 students had scored between CGPA 9 and 10.

Girls steal the show 
Mohali, June 1
Girls in Mohali stole the show in the CBSE Class X examination, results of which were declared today. Out of a total of 41 students scoring 10 cumulative grade point average (CGPA), 24 are girls.

What is CGPA
Chandigarh, June 1
The Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is an evaluation system followed the world over wherein studentís performance in examination and extra-curricular activities is taken into consideration to work out an average grade.

Reason behind good results
While the CBSE claims that its all-round development education plan is the key to this stupendous success, many academicians differ and hold biased and generous formative assessment or internal assessment as the reason.

Maharaja Aggarsain chair at KU demanded
Panchkula, June 1
Akhil Bharatiya Aggarwal Sammelan, Haryana, today demanded that a chair after the name of Maharaja Aggarsain be set up at Kurukshetra University.


 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Worker dies at hotel
Lalru, June 1
A hotel worker died while at work at Malkpur last night. The body has been kept at the local Civil Hospital for 72 hours, as the identity of the deceased could not be established.

Committee reviews implementation of central schemes in Ambala
Ambala, June 1
A parliament standing committee on rural development has appreciated work in execution of centrally-sponsored schemes by the district administration.

The enforcement staff of GMADA carry out a demolition drive at a dhaba in Dera Bassi on Wednesday GMADA staff raze 35 illegal structures
Mohali/Zirakpur, June 1
In a major demolition drive, the enforcement staff of the regulatory wing of the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) demolished 35 unauthorised structures at Zirakpur, Dera Bassi, Banur and Balongi today.


crackdown The enforcement staff of GMADA carry out a demolition drive at a dhaba in Dera Bassi on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Man, mother get life term for double murder
Ambala, June 1
The local court today awarded life imprisonment to a man and his mother for setting formerís wife and child on fire and murdering them.

Man robbed of car
Ambala, June 1
Three youths forcibly took away an Indica car from a resident of Pehowa on the Ambala-Hisar road, near Ambala City, last late night.

Villagers meet SDM, seek repairs at Ghaggar
Rajpura, June 1
Members of the Ilaka Bachao Sangharsh Committee, Ghanaur, met Rajpura SDM, seeking repair work at the Ghaggar, here today.

Registration of new voters gets under way
Ropar, June 1
The procedure of registering new voters in the votersí list has got under way in the district. Dr A Kartik, election registration officer-cum-SDM, said as per the schedule, new voters can get themselves photographed at following places: Government Elementary School, railway station, and Khalsa School (June 2); municipal council office and Public Hindu High School (June 3), Government Senior Secondary School for girls (June 4), Government Dastkari School for girls (June 5), Government Elementary School Khairabad and Shampura (June 6), Government Elementary School Badi Haveli and Lohgarh Phidde (June 7).

LPG tanker overturns
Ambala, June 1
Panic gripped motorists on the GT Road when an HP Gas tanker containing LPG overturned near Devi Nagar village here today. Gas started to leak from the tanker after the accident. The tanker was coming from Delhi and was on its way to Punjab.

Patiala students pass with flying colours
Patiala, June 1
Students of Our Lady of Fatima Convent Secondary School, Patiala, passed the Class X CBSE examination with flying colours. The result of the school is 100 per cent and 55 students have scored the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) more than nine.


CRIME

The accused being taken for medical examination from the Mani Majra police station on Wednesday Gang of vehicle thieves busted, 4 held
Chandigarh, June 1
The police today busted an interstate gang of vehicle thieves who used to target luxury cars.
The police has arrested Satish Kumar, alias Bagri, Ali Hassan, Surinder Kumar, alias Advani, all residents of Biwani, and Vishal Mittal, a resident of Rajasthan.

in police net The accused being taken for medical examination from the Mani Majra police station on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

A truck that overturned after hitting a median and landed on a cab on the flyover near Bir Ghaggar village 2 killed, 12 hurt in accident
Panchkula, June 1
Two persons were killed and 12 injured in a road accident involving a truck, a maxicab and a motorcycle on the National Highway-22, near Saket Hospital, here this evening.


wrecked A truck that overturned after hitting a median and landed on a cab on the flyover near Bir Ghaggar village


SPORTS

Mohali score 142 runs
Mohali, June 1
On the rain-hit first day of the fourth match of ongoing U-19 Dhruv Pandove Trophy, Mohali made 142 runs at the loss of three wickets in 59 overs against Patiala at the Punjab Cricket Association stadium here today.

Kamlesh Sharma Local lad makes it to U-19 kabaddi camp
Chandigarh, June 1
Local kabaddi player Kamlesh Sharma has been selected for the Indian Junior (U-19) Kabaddi camp.
Kamlesh will attend a month long camp at SAI Centre, Kandivili, Mumbai, from June 10 to July 9.

Kamlesh Sharma

Cityís Gurbaaz Mann tied second
Chandigarh, June 1
Chandigarh big-hitter Gurbaaz Maan fired the best back nine of the day, a blemish-free four under 32, to share the second slot with Sri Lanka's BG Lalith Kumara and Abhishek Jha of Bangalore at three under 68, as Delhi's Manav Jaini topped the leaderboard at five under 66 on the opening day of the PGTI Players Championship in Pune today.

City archer hits bullís eye
Chandigarh, June 1
Itís a dream come true for ace archer Anil Kumar, a former trainee of archery at the Lake Sports Complex, as he hit the bullís eye to clinch his first-ever international gold medal at the Asian Grand Prix at Dhaka, Bangladesh, today.

Sachit cruises ahead
Panchkula, June 1
Sachit Malhtora of Delhi Public School, Sector 40, turned the tables on top seed of the tournament Udhayan by defeating him 6-2, 6-2 in the boysí U-14 quarterfinals during the Dikshant AITA Total Tennis Tournament being played at Total Tennis Academy, Dikshant Global, Sector 12.

Trials
Chandigarh, June 1
Trials to select Chandigarh hockey team for the first Senior National Hockey Championship will be held at 4 pm on June 3 at Sector 42 hockey stadium here.

 



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