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Overall pass percentage declines in region
City govt model schools disappoint; private ones put up a good show in CBSE Class X exam
Chandigarh, May 24
Ankit Gupta of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, topped CBSE’s Class X examination in the city and its satellite townships, scoring 97.4 per cent marks. Manu Sharma of St John’s High School bagged the second position, securing 96.6 per cent marks, followed by Piyush Goswami of DAV Public School, Sector 8, Rashmi of Manav Mangal School, Panchkula and Inderdeep Kaur of DC Model Senior Secondary School, Panchkula, who shared the third spot with 96.4 per cent marks.

Jubilant smiles: CBSE Class X toppers (from left) Ankit Gupta, Manu Sharma, Inderdeep and Rashmi with their parents in Chandigarh on Saturday, and Saloni Gupta from Ambala.
— Tribune photos Manoj Mahajan




CBI told to file reply by May 27
Case fabricated, says judge
Chandigarh, May 24
Acting on the regular bail application moved by the suspended Jalandhar’s District and Sessions Judge R.M. Gupta, in a corruption case, the UT CBI Special Judge, Mr Balbir Singh, today issued a notice to the CBI to file a reply in the case by May 27.

Bhardwaj moves HC for pre-arrest bail
Chandigarh, May 24
Claiming to having been implicated in a false bribery case, Chandigarh’s suspended Judicial Magistrate S.S. Bhardwaj today moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court seeking the grant of anticipatory bail.

  • Samra case

Police nakas to check drunken driving
Chandigarh, May 24
Commuters on the Chandigarh-Panchkula road were caught unawares by the UT Traffic Police, which had to everyone’s surprise, put up over-speeding and drunken driving nakas late in the night.

Everest hero for study of glaciers
Chandigarh, May 24
Study of glaciers in the Indian territory can be of immense help in drafting projects of water management for the future times. There is no separate institute of study of glaciers in the country. India has approximately 5,000 glaciers and 38,000 square metres of ‘permanent’ ice sheet.


No FIR in NRI assault case yet
Chandigarh, May 24
The police is dilly-dallying in registering an FIR against two motor cycle-borne youths who assaulted a Canada-based NRI, Mr Ranbir Singh Dhanjal, on May 20, just outside his residence and robbed him of Rs 35,000 and documents pertaining to a case of cheating with him.

86 illegal structures demolished
Chandigarh, May 24
A team of the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) demolished 86 illegal structures, including illegal shops and boundary walls built on government land in Sector 45 today.

Factory worker electrocuted
SAS Nagar, May 24
A worker was electrocuted in a packaging factory in the Phase VII Industrial Area here today.

34 women trained in stitching
Panchkula, May 24
As many as 34 women from the economically weaker sections were given certificates by the Financial Commissioner and Secretary, Haryana, Ms Promilla Issar, on their successful completion of stitching and embroidery course.

Meat seized



Jeweller commits suicide
Chandigarh, May 24
A 35-year-old man of Manimajra committed suicide by hanging himself in his house here this morning. The wife and his two children were at home when the deceased committed suicide.

Married woman commits suicide
SAS Nagar, May 24
A woman in her late 20s committed suicide here tonight. According to the information available, the woman, a migrant labourer, who was working with her husband in an industry in Phase VII here, committed suicide by setting herself afire.


Time to adopt grading system: Prakash
Chandigarh, May 24
There is a need to shift from numerical marking to grading system in order to upgrade the process of evaluation said Prof Ved Prakash, secretary, University Grants Commission (UGC), while delivering a lecture on "Higher Education and X Five year Plan: Issues and Challenges" at ICSSR Complex here today.

NIIFT students up in arms against show cancellation
SAS Nagar, May 24
Over 70 students of the North India Institute of Fashion Design and Technology, Industrial Area, went on strike here today in protest against the decision of the management not to hold their annual fashion show.

Students’ Page

Chandigarh Tribune carries a special Students’ Page edited by student Guest Editors from St John’s High School, Chandigarh. Editor

A school where energy, activity abound
n the year 1997 St.John's undertook a challenge inspired by the vision of Brother Edmund Rice, to provide quality education and facilities to the children of the most economically backward strata and slums.

A panoramic view of St. John’s High School, Sector 26, Chandigarh
A panoramic view of St. John’s High School, Sector 26, Chandigarh



Akshay Kumar alongwith Laara Datta and Priyanka Chopra in ‘Andaaz’FILM REVIEW
‘Andaaz’ of two beauty queens
he dry-run for a single hit in the Bollywood arena continues unabated as even this week’s releases are unlikely to cause any ripples at the box-office.

Akshay Kumar alongwith Laara Datta and Priyanka Chopra in ‘Andaaz’

Punjabi treat at Plaza Carnival
Chandigarh, May 24
Buta Mohammad and his group enthralled the audience with Punjabi songs at Plaza carnival today. The group has been performing at international level and on television.


Rare spine surgery
Chandigarh, May 24
A rare keyhole surgery of the spine was performed at the Mukat Hospital and Heart Institute with the help of the latest technique called endoscopic micro discectomy, for the first time in the region.



Babuta carrom tournament begins
Chandigarh, May 24
The Vith Raj Kumar Babuta prize money carrom ranking tournament began here today at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45. Dharuva Chakarvorty scored the white slam of the tournament in his match against Rajiv.

  • Minor District-XI makes 126 runs

  • Tennis tournament

  • IDS outplays HSIDC

Ropar shooting

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