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500 blank answer sheets of HCS exam missing
No change in exam schedule today
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 5
Timely action saved the Haryana Civil Service (Judicial) Examination —scheduled to be held tomorrow— from being reduced to a farce. Supplementary answer sheets for the exam went missing but this was detected well within time. The exam is being conducted by the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

The Joint Registrar (rules), Mr H.S. Madan, said 500 supplementary sheets from serial number 48501 to 49000 were found be missing. However, the examination would be held as per schedule and measures have been taken to ensure the sanctity of the examination.

He said some supplementary sheets had been found by members of the Bar and handed over to the Chief Justice. It was then found that the printer had supplied the supplementary answer sheets on April 4 and 500 of these sheets were missing.

A blank answer sheet, a copy of which is with the Chandigarh Tribune, shows a serial number 48824 on the top right corner. The Intelligence wing of the Punjab Police found out that blank answer sheets were missing from the stack and got hold of a copy this afternoon.

Late in the evening the Additional Director General of Police, Intelligence, Mr J.P. Birdi, shot-off a letter to his counterparts in Haryana attaching a copy of the answer sheet. The four-page answer sheet available in possession of the Chandigarh Tribune has a covering page mentioning ‘‘HCS ( Judicial Branch ) Examination, 2006’’.

Each of the four pages are numbered. On the right side of the covering page there is space for filling in the roll number and for filling in the subject and the date of examination.

Normally, answer sheets are kept in a sealed cover and are opened on the day of the examination at the centre itself.



FCI students impress at annual day function
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 5
The Food Craft Institute here celebrated its annual day today. The occasion marks the culmination of another academic session. Awards, prizes and medals for the students and cultural items presented by the students were the highlights of the day.

Mr Krishna Mohan, Home Secretary, Chandigarh Administration, was the chief guest on the occasion while Mr Vivek Atray, Director Tourism and IT Chandigarh Administration, was the guest of honour.

Other officials of the Administration, principals of local schools and colleges, parents of the students, professionals from the hotel industry attended the ceremony.

A multi-media presentation highlighting various events and achievements of the institute was presented by the Principal, Mr Sushil. Kumar Saluja. Students presented an entertaining cultural programme on the occasion. It commenced with welcome song which was followed by ‘‘Saraswati Vandana’’. The cultural programme culminated with a scintillating bhangra dance performance. The institute’s annual magazine ‘‘Cater Craft’’ was also released by the chief guest.

The chief guest distributed prizes to students and the staff for excelling in academics, sports and co-curricular activities. Academic awards included toppers in India from FCI Chandigarh.

The institute has a tradition of recognising worthy students and awarding them with running trophies accordingly. This year’s list of prestigious awards is as follows:

All round best student of the year: Gunjan Deep Kaur; Lady of the year: Gurmandeep Kaur; Gentleman of the year; Rajesh Gupta and Vijay Kumar ; most dedicated student of the year: Prabhjot Singh and Ajay Verma; Most regular students of the year: Parminder Singh, Kuldeep Singh and Sandeep Kaur; Sportsman of the year: Ashish Chand and sportswoman of the year: Sandeep Kaur.



448 degrees given at convocation
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 5
As many as 448 degrees were awarded at the 50th convocation at the Government College of Education, Sector 20-D, here today.

Thirtysix students were awarded M Ed , 391 BEd and 21 BEd (yoga) degrees.

Prof S.S. Bari, Registrar, Panjab University, delivered the convocation address. The Registrar congratulated the graduates for choosing the profession which would help build the future of the nation.

He cautioned the students to equip themselves with vision, quest to learn, confidence, fearlessness and commitment to enter the new world which was full of opportunities as well as challenges.

Among those who got prizes today include: Jyoti Sharma, Bharti, Swati and Kavita Kundal, Rimmy, Kamalpreet, Poonamjit Kaur, Navdeep Kaur Mann, Shiwani, Gurpreet, Deepika, Roopa and Gurkreet, Savita, Varinder, Deepjyot, Ravneet, Satvir, Pooja Dhanda and Pooja Kochar.

Earlier, Dr Beantjit Kaur, Principal, presented the annual report for the two sessions.She highlighted the landmarks and achievements. Mr Harjinder Singh, Vice-Principal, proposed the vote of thanks.



MBA merit list declared
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 5
The University Business School (UBS), Panjab University, has declared the final combined merit list for admission to MBA, MBA(IB) and MBA(HR) courses commencing in July. The final combined merit list has been displayed on the UBS notice board. In addition, the result is also available on the UBS website(www.ubschandigarh.org ).

According to Prof Satish Kapoor, Chairman, UBS, the final combined merit list has been declared for all categories except sports category.

There are 150 seats in various categories and courses. As indicated in the handbook of information 2006, students will attend a counselling/

admission session for the allotment of seats according to merit.

The first counselling will be held on May 6, 7 and 13 at the UBS.

The number of candidates to be called for counselling will be three times the number of seats in each category.

The seats will be filled in the order of merit and the students who are called for first counselling but do not attend the counselling will lose claim for admission to the UBS. The second counselling will be done only if required.

Individual letters to the candidates being called for first counselling with details are being sent by registered post.



Students hold pulse polio rally

Chandigarh, April 5
A pulse polio rally was today organised by the NSS unit of DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8 (co-educational) under the guidance of Dr G. Verma and Dr Neelam Bhardwaj of Government Dispensary. The rally was flagged off by school Principal Ravinder Talwar. The rally went around Sectors 7 and 8 raising slogans and holding placards. TNS


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