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Varundeep tops district with 96.4 pc marks
123 get above 90 pc in CBSE Class X exam
Deepkamal Kaur

Arun (96%) of Ludhiana flashes the victory sign after the declaration of results on Friday.
Arun (96%) of Ludhiana flashes the victory sign after the declaration of results on Friday. 

Ludhiana, May 28
Students from DAV Public School maintained their supremacy even in the Class X examination conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the results of which were declared today. Varundeep, a student of DAV Public School, outshined in Class X examination by scoring 96.4 per cent.

As many as 30 students from the school have scored more than 90 per cent marks. Other students who find their names in the list of achievers with 90 per cent and more marks include 32 students from Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School, Sarabha Nagar, 20 from Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, BRS Nagar, 11 students from Kundan Vidya Mandir, nine from BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, five from St Thomas Senior Secondary School, four each from from Guru Nanak Public School and CFC Public School, two each from Greenland Public School, Tagore Public School and GGN Public School and one each from DAV Centenary Public School, Jagraon, and USPC Jain Senior Secondary School.

Boys seem to have outshined girls in the district by attaining the top two ranks in the district. Varundeep from DAV Public School has topped in the district with 96.4 per cent. Following him closely is Arun from the same school with 96 per cent. Garima Dhingra from Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School (SHCSSS), Sarabha Nagar, has bagged third rank in the district with 95.4 per cent.

Fourth rank in the district has been shared by Manpreet Kaur Bahniwal, a student from DAV Centenary Public School, Jagraon, and Shrutika Gupta from Kundan Vidya Mandir. Henna from Tagore Public School has stood fifth with 95 per cent while Ramandeep Singh Arora from SHCSSS has been declared sixth with 94.6 per cent. Shivin Khosla from SHCSSS and Jasneet Grewal from CFC Public School have got 94.2 per cent. Kinny Gupta from St Thomas Senior Secondary School, Deeksha Sethi from DAV Public School and Tejaswini from SHCSSS have scored 94 per cent.

Ayush Jain has topped from Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School (SHSSS), BRS Nagar, with 93.8 per cent. Ekjot Kaur from DAV Public School has got the same marks. Heena Dhir from SHSSS and Bhavin from DAV Public School have got 93.6 per cent. Scoring the same percentage is Kirat Anand from BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School who has topped in his school. Prabhjot Kaur Sekhon and Harleen have topped from Guru Nanak Public School, both getting 93.4 per cent. Jaskaran Singh Sethi from SHCSSS has also got the same percentage. Veena from DAV Public School has got 93.2 per cent.

Manupreet Kaur Bath and Harleen Kaur Masco from SHSSS have got 93 per cent while Shipleen Agnihotri from Tagore Public School, Nayak from SHCSSS and Hemant Saggar from SHSSS have got 92.8 per cent. Saru Jindal, Jyotbir, Gunjan and Kechit Goyal from DAV Public School, Shubhkarman Kaur Sekhon from Guru Nanak Public School, and Samriti Sood from SHCSSS have attained an aggregate of 92.6 per cent. Guneet Kalra and Harjinder Singh from DAV Public School, Ankit from Kundan Vidya Mandir, and Saniya Chopra, Gaurav Aggarwal and Abhinav Sood from SHSSS have scored 92.4 per cent. Aakriti Singh from SHCSSS and Sahil Goyal from BCM School have passed with 92.2 per cent.

An aggregate of 92 per cent has been achieved by Navdeep Singh, Ivneet Kaur, Nidhi, Gagandeep and Vishal Gupta from DAV Public School, Milan Malik and Akanksha Mahajan from BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Nagma Bansal from SHCSSS, Anchit Kalra from SHSSS and Ankit Bansal from St Thomas Senior Secondary School. Five students who have scored 91.8 per cent are Karandeep, Aditi Verma and Anmol Sahdev from SHCSSS, Arjunvir Singh from CFC School and Rajdeep Singh from GGN Public School. Shrey from DAV Public School has got 91.6 per cent.

Ashutosh Vatsayan and Gautam Thapar from SHCSSS, Kirti Gupta from St Thomas Senior Secondary School, Himanshi Gambhir from SHSSSS, Parul Mahajan and Ankita Kapoor from BCM School, and Parul and Rohan from DAV Public School have scored 91.4 per cent. Deepak Nagpal from Greenland School and Akshay Bhatia from SHCSSS have attained an aggregate of 91.2 per cent. A score of 91 per cent has been made by Satvir of GGN Public School, Avijeet Acharya from USPC Jain Senior Secondary School, Sarthi Mittal of Kundan Vidya Mandir, Gaurav Chauhan and Jasdeep Kaur of CFC Public School, Maneet Kaur Gill, Taranpreet Kaur, Abhinav Sharma and Jaskaran Singh from SHSSS, and Ramandeep and Harit from DAV Public School.

Gagandeep Ghuman from St Thomas School, and Abhishek Gautam and Preet Kamal from KVM have got 90.8 per cent. Sakshi Jain from St Thomas, Akshit Mehndi Rattan from BCM School, Sector 32, Kanika Thapar, Namita, Sarbnoor and Priyanka from DAV Public School, and Nishant Aggarwal and Raguvinder Sharma from Kundan Vidya Mandir have attained a common rank with 90.6 per cent.

Danishbir Singh, Jivitesh Singh and Prashant Gupta from SHSSS, Neha Magoor and Arjun Singh from DAV Public School, and Swati Gupta from Kundan Vidya Mandir have attained 90.4 per cent. Abhinav Gupta from SHCSSS and Vibhor Maini from KVM have scored 90.2 per cent. Vidhu Sharma from SHSSS, Maninder Kaur from DAV Public School, Rohit Sahni from KMV, Rashmeen from Greenland School, Kuhu Verma and Sagar Gadoo from BCM School have got 90 per cent.

The topper Varundeep has got 100 per cent marks in mathematics. He has scored 98 in science, 98 in social studies, 95 in English and 91 in Hindi. His father, Dr H.S. Mann, is a homoeopathic doctor and his mother is working as an accountant with the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL). Aiming to become a cardiologist, Varundeep said he had already taken medical stream in his school.


Tainted’ cop set to become SHO
Vimal Sumbly
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 28
Controversial policeman, Shamsher Singh Guddu, who has been allegedly evading arrest after a local court issued non-bailable warrants against him and who is facing charges on various accounts, is all set to take over as the Station House Officer of the all-important Sadar police station, thanks to the active support, he has been receiving from a Congress minister. The move has surprised not only police officers, but also shocked the public.

Guddu was allegedly involved in the Daler Mehndi controversy and was subsequently removed. The Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, had gone on record saying that Guddu would not be taken back in the department. “There is no place for corrupt officers in my government”, the Chief Minister had remarked. Guddu was forcibly retired about two months ago, but thanks to the generosity of a local Congress minister, who is keen to see him posted here, he was taken back on contract with additional bonus.

Mr Gurinder Singh Grewal, general secretary of the Pradesh Youth Congress, who has been spearheading a campaign against Guddu, said he was shocked to learn that he (Guddu) was being posted as the SHO of an important police station. Mr Grewal had filed a case against Guddu for his alleged attempt to grab a part of his property.

Mr Grewal said the then SSP, Mr A.K. Sharma, had registered a case after an inquiry against Guddu and others. The then Judicial Magistrate (Class 1), Ludhiana, Mr R.K. Sharma, had issued a non-bailable warrant against Guddu on March 14, 2001, on the basis of an FIR (number 247/1996). Interestingly, when Guddu was posted as the head of the CIA staff, Fatehgarh Sahib, he had allegedly been declared a proclaimed offender.

Mr Grewal revealed that his salary was never attached as ordered by the then Judicial Magistrate.

Guddu had denied all these allegations claiming that these were all motivated. He said he may not have been able to appear in the court as he was posted at different places in connection with his job. He said even in Daler Mehndi case, he had been given a clean chit as Mehndi had withdrawn his complaint. He claimed that he had been exonerated in all departmental inquiries conducted against him.

At the same time, Mr Grewal said in case Guddu was appointed the SHO Sadar, he would sit on a dharna in front of the Chief Minister’s residence. If the Chief Minister did not intervene, he would have no option but to approach the Punjab and Haryana High Court.


PCMSA resents suspension of SMO
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, May 28
Taking a serious note of a rising incidence of mortality in the recent outbreak of gastroenteritis in various parts of Punjab, the Punjab Civil Medical Services Association (PCMSA) has demanded that strict action should be taken against officials concerned of the Public Health Department and the controlling civil administrators responsible for failing to prevent the outbreak of water-borne diseases in various parts of Punjab.

The PCMSA demanded that control of the Public Health Department should be given to the Health and Family Welfare Department so that an integrated strategy to control these epidemics could be framed under a single authority of medical professionals.

In a press note issued here, Dr Hardeep Singh, state president, and Dr Ajay Bagga, press secretary of the PCMSA, said the rising mortality as an outcome of the recent outbreaks of gastroenteritis was the immediate concern of the Health Department. The curative part came only after preventive management of epidemic diseases failed.

The suspension of the SMO, Civil Hospital, in connection with the recent outbreak of gastroenteritis has discouraged the medical community at large. It is alleged that civil administrative officers of Jaito have made the SMO a scapegoat to cover up their own mismanagement.

The PCMSA has urged the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, that PCMS doctors should not be made scapegoats in this manner.


Veterinary university in Punjab soon
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 28
In order to give thrust to animal husbandry sector in Punjab, the state government is contemplating to establish Guru Angad Dev University of Veterinary and Animal Science in the state.

This was announced by Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Dairy Development, Sports and Youth Services Minister, Punjab, who was here today to preside over a seminar on the role of chicken meat, eggs and clean milk in daily diet and second annual awards function at Pal Auditorium on PAU campus.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Kang said animal husbandry sector was contributing 17 per cent to the total agriculture gross domestic product (GDP) in Punjab. He further said that in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra where veterinary universities had already come up, contribution of livestock sector to the agriculture GDP had increased in enormously. Since agriculture production had already reached its plateau, there was need to focus on dairy sector. The animal husbandry minister said that there was a big gap between the farm gate price of milk and the price at which it was sold by the milk plants to the consumers. He had been trying to provide a remunerative price of milk to the farmers. Because he said that if we provide a better farm gate price of milk, there would be no need to convince the farmers to adopt to the vocation of dairying. Mr Kang remarked that though India was the largest producer of milk in the world, but its share of milk and milk products in the world trade was only 0.1 per cent. By producing quality milk free from bacterial load and antibiotic, pesticide and dewormer residues, we could increase this percentage. He informed that Punjab was producing 211 lakh litres of milk daily.

Mr Kang said during last year, the Punjab Government had arranged a loan of Rs 30 crore to the youths of the state to start dairy farming and during the current year they had planned to disburse a loan of Rs 40 crore.

Mr Kang said today function had been conceived with the idea to inculcate sense of work culture amongst the employees and officers of animal husbandry, fisheries, dairy development, sports and youth services department.

This has been done to honour good, dedicated and devoted workers and to motivate their colleagues to emulate them. On the occasion 255 officers and employees of all five departments were awarded commendation certificates. As many as 45 officers were given state-level awards for meritorious service in their respective fields.


600 queue up for Zee audition
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, May 28
Tension was palpable as aspiring boys and girls queued up for audition to get a chance to act in films with Sunny Deol,Salman Khan and Preity Zinta. Zee TV’s “India’s Best Cinestars ki Khoj”, a talent hunt to discover potential stars held its auditions here today. The audition will carry on tomorrow too. Mr Rishad Rizvi , in charge of the audition, said more than 600 candidates had appeared for the audition.

He said the guiding principle for judgement was based on looks, personality, acting skills and voice modulation.

Thirty two candidates would be shortlisted. On May 30 , a couple of rounds would be held and most of the candidates would be eliminated. The winner — a girl and a boy — would be announced on May 30 as Ludhiana’s best. The shortlisted winners would then go through a rigorous grooming schedule in Mumbai to be selected as “India’s Best” from among 40 winners from other cities. 


Highhandedness by cops, excise officials alleged
Our Correspondent

Khanna, May 28
Congress activist Sukhminder Singh of Naraingarh village has complained that three excise inspectors and some police officials conducted a raid on his house yesterday and took away Rs 20,000, 50g of gold and some important papers. He lodged a complaint at the city police station.

He said the raiding party told him that the raid was being conducted on a complaint that he indulged in illegal production of liquor. He alleged that the officials threatened and manhandled him.

He alleged that the officials demanded a bribe of Rs 1 lakh and threatened him that if he failed to pay the amount they would come again. He demanded stern action against the officials.


A clarification

The name of Ms Molly Puri was inadvertently published as Molly Bajaj in the news item ‘‘Woman wins holiday for two abroad’’ in Ludhiana Tribune dated May 28. The error is regretted.


One held for attempt to murder
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, May 28
The Koom Kalan police yesterday arrested Jagdish Singh, a resident of Chaunta village, for trying to kill another person living in the same village on Thursday. A case under Section 307 of the IPC and various sections of the Arms Act was registered against him on the statement of Mr Balbir Singh. He had stated that the suspect had tried to kill his nephew, Mr Amarjit Singh, by firing at him from his revolver. Mr Amarjit Singh was injured in the attack and was admitted to the CMC Hospital.

The police said today that the suspect was arrested on the spot and his motor cycle was also impounded.

Fraud cases

The Kotwali police yesterday registered a case under Section 420 of the IPC on the statement of Mr Inderjit Singh, who lives in street number 4 of New Shimla Puri, against Bawani, Anand, Ram and some other persons, who live somewhere in Dadar West in Mumbai,

The complainant had stated that he had paid Rs 2 lakh to the suspects on the understanding that they would arrange for him to go abroad. But the accused neither sent him abroad nor returned his money. No arrest has been made so far.

Meanwhile, the Sarabha Nagar police yesterday registered a case of alleged fraud under Sections 406 and 420 of the IPC on the statement of Mr Ajitpal Malhotra, Manager, City Bank, located in the Feroze Gandhi market, against Pritpal Singh, a resident of Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, Gurdarshan Kaur and her husband, G.S.Virk.

The bank manager had stated that the accused had got a Maruti Esteem car financed by the bank but had not paid the instalments. No arrest has been made so far.

Motorcycles found

The police yesterday arrested Sukha of Beant Pura mohalla and recovered a stolen motorcycle from his possession. He has been booked under Section 411, IPC. The police said today that the motorcycle had been stolen from near the T-point outside Central Jail some days ago.

The police has also booked Sunder Singh of Sadhupur village. He was arrested and a stolen motorcycle was recovered from his possession.

Beaten up

The police yesterday registered a case under Sections 323, 452, 148, 149, 356 and 506, IPC, on the statement of Mr Surinder Pal Singh, a resident of Sanet village, against Hussain of Muzzafar Nagar, Jarnail, Arif, Rehman, Ramjan and Afzal. The complainant alleged that the accused came to his house on Thursday, beat him up, and snatched his gold chain. No arrest has been made so far.

The police has registered a case under Sections 308 and 34, IPC, on the statement of Mr Rama Kant, a migrant from UP, against Sanjeev Kumar, and his wife Sareshta, who live in the same locality.

The complainant had stated that he had been living in the house of the accused on rent. The accused beat up his brother and injured him seriously, he alleged. The police has arrested Sanjiv Kumar

Theft alleged

The police yesterday registered a case under Sections 457 and 380, IPC, on the statement of Mr Jarnail Singh against an unknown person who broke open the lock of his shop on the intervening night of May 26 and 27 and took away cash and a mobile phone set. No arrest has been made so far.

Bootlegger booked

The police yesterday registered a case under the Excise Act against an alleged bootlegger, Baljit Singh, of Namdev Colony. The police said today that the accused was allegedly distilling hooch at Jagirpur village.


Small-scale sector seeks credit guarantee
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 28
The small scale industrial sector has sought credit guarantee from the government, while emphasizing the need for promoting and safeguarding the small scale sector. Speakers at a seminar organised by the small industries and business helpline of the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry here last night pointed out that the biggest problem for the small scale industry was the non availability of credit.

Speaking at the seminar, Mr Sudarshan Sareen, Chairman of the SIB Helpline PHDCCI, said the non availability of credit without collaterals or third party guarantees was the main problem for the small scale sector. The seminar was jointly organised by the PHC Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI).

Mr Sareen said to promote the small scale and service sector by providing various facilities and sufficient support at a reasonable rate of interest, SIDBI ad the Credit Guarantee Trust for Small Industries (CGTSI) had drawn a number of beneficial schemes.

The Chief Executive Officer of the CGTSI, Mr N.K. Maini said, in order to alleviate the problems of the small scale sector, the CGTSI had been set up by the Government of India and the SIDBI for implementing the guarantee schemes.

The General Manager, SIDBI said, various schemes and facilities for vendors of large corporates, public sector units and service sector projets, which included working capital loan, technology development and modernisation fund schemes, re-finance scheme for re-habilitation of sick industrial units.

Mr Balwant Rai Gupta, the national president of the Laghu Udyog Bharti, also raised various problems related to non availability of credit to the small scale industrial units.

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