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Rakshita tops CBSE Class X with 97.6 pc
Chandigarh, May 28
They are young achievers of the city who believe in a holistic approach to learning. For them, acquired knowledge must lead to its practical application in every sphere of life. Standing at an important threshold of their career where they would be opting for a particular stream, the toppers in the Class X examination are well focused on their goals.

Rakshita (97.6%), Ankita (97%), Sapna (96.8%) and Dilpreet Singh (96.8%), city toppers, celebrate their achievements in the CBSE class X examination in Chandigarh on Friday. 
— Tribune photos by Parvesh Chauhan



It’s Disha in Mohali
Mohali, May 28
While students of Gian Jyoti Public School, Phase II, here, have bagged the top two positions in the township in the Class X Central Board of Secondary Education examinations, the next four positions have been bagged by students of Shivalik Public School Phase VI, here.

Boys’ day in Panchkula
Panchkula, May 28
Even as girls outshone boys in the region, it was boys’ day in Panchkula, with about 60 per cent of the top positions going to them in the district. However, the first position was bagged by a girl student, Kanya Rani, a student of Mahatma Hansraj Public School, Sector 6, who scored 95.4 per cent. Hansraj school put up a brilliant performance, with 15 of its student securing over 90 per cent marks and the entire Class X batch of 89 students securing first division.

Special Achievers
Fighting cancer, he scores 65 pc marks
The expression on the faces of the family members of Gagan Ishwar Singh, who was affilicted with bone cancer, says it all: We are proud of you. Chandigarh, May 28
It has been a tough battle for survival. Afflicted with osteogenic sarcoma, a form of bone cancer for the past four years, Gagan Ishwer Singh, a student of St John’s School has done his teachers, friends and family members proud by securing 65 per cent marks in the CBSE Class X examination.

The expression on the faces of the family members of Gagan Ishwar Singh, who was affilicted with bone cancer, says it all: We are proud of you.

Celebrations turn into tragedy
Panchkula, May 28
Celebrations turned into tragedy for the Trehan family in Sector 9 when Vikram, their son and a student of Class X of the local Manav Mangal School, was crushed to death under a truck in the Industrial Area here this afternoon.

Poor showing by govt schools
Chandigarh, May 28
Despite cracking a whip on lax teachers who had contributed to the poor Class X results last year, government schools have shown little improvement in this year’s Class X results. Failure and compartment cases in mathematics, social studies and English are on the higher side.


277 more helmetless women challaned
Chandigarh, May 28
The Traffic Police today challaned 277 helmetless women two-wheeler riders in a renewed drive started yesterday to enforce a court order in this regard. Two teams led by Inspectors S. S. Sidhu and Ishwar Singh Maan deployed challaning staff, including women staff, on the Bajwara Chowk to book the helmetless riders.

MC misusing funds, allege councillors
Mohali, May 28
Development funds for the town are being used by the local municipal council on hushing up inquiries related to various financial irregularities in the civic body. This was stated by eight municipal councillors of the Opposition group in a press note released here today.

PUDA EO demanded bribe, claims contractor
Mohali, May 28
The contractor constructing flats of the United Cooperative Housing Society here alleged today that the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority Estate Officer had demanded gratification for solving the crises being faced by the society following resumption of the land by PUDA.


Woman abducted with toy pistol, rescued
Chandigarh, May 28
A middle-aged woman from Dera Bassi was today abducted at gunpoint from the Sector 22-C market here this evening. Ms Rajinder Kaur was sitting in her Maruti car when a youth entered the car and started the car.

Another accomplice of Tota arrested
Chandigarh, May 28
The Crime Branch of the Chandigarh Police today arrested a female member of Anil Tota’s gang. Madhu Bala, wanted in connection with a dacoity, was arrested from Sector 17 bus stand on a tip-off. She is a ‘live-in partner’ of dreaded killer Rakesh Bitti of alias Kala. Bittu is involved in seven murder cases, including wiping out of Madan’s family of Sector 16 in 1989.

City resident crushed to death near Silver City
Zirakpur, May 28
Mr Ashok Girdhar, a resident of Sector 9, Chandigarh, was crushed to death by an unidentified vehicle on the busy Kalka-Ambala highway near Silver City, a housing colony, here this morning.


B.Com (I) results
Chandigarh, May 28
Panjab University has declared the results of B.Com (I), held in April, 2004. The result gazette will be available at the new enquiry office of the university for consultation and personal enquiry on all working days between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

PU entrance tests
Chandigarh, May 28
The results of entrance tests, conducted by Panjab University on May 25 for admission to MBBS, BAMS, BHMS and LL.B (honours) five-year integrated courses and B.Sc (honours school) was declared today.


HC transfers 41 judicial officers
Chandigarh, May 28
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has ordered the transfer of 41 judicial officers of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh. It also promoted four judicial officers. District and Sessions Judge Mohinder Pal has been shifted from Fatehgarh Sahib to Faridkot, while Additional DSJ Sham Sunder has been posted DSJ, Kapurthala.

Bhardwaj case

Chandigarh, May 28

The Officer on Special Duty (Rules) of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday filed a reply to counter the claims of suspended Judicial Magistrate S.S. Bhardwaj, which was taken on record by a Division Bench. In the reply, the court has stated that his conduct was not short of a hardened criminal.


Fitness must for cricketers, says Robin Singh
Former Test player Robin Singh gives autographs to children during his visit to St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, Chandigarh, on Friday. Chandigarh, May 28
Robin Singh, a former member of the Indian cricket team, was in the city today to promote a private cricket academy. At a function held late this evening at St Stephen’s School in Sector 45 here, Robin Singh said at present, he was training young cricketers. It may be recalled that Robin made his debut in 1996 at PCA, Mohali, and was considered one of the finest fielders, beside being a batsman and a medium-pacer. He has played in more than 100 One-Day Internationals.

Former Test player Robin Singh gives autographs to children during his visit to St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, Chandigarh, on Friday. — Photo by Malkiat Singh

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