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Prachi with 96% tops CBSE-XII
No achievers from government model schools

Chandigarh, May 25
Once again, students from the tricity have shown excellent CBSE Class XII result declared today. In the region, girls (88.11 per cent) surpassed the boys (80.14 per cent).

Prachi Nischay Apoorva
They’ve done their parents proud: 1. Prachi 2. Nischay 3. Apoorva.—Tribune photos by Manoj Mahajan

Hospital elevator crashes
Chandigarh, May 25
Twenty persons, including patients and attendants, had a narrow escape when an elevator at Government Multispeciality Hospital, Sector 16, developed a snag and crashed here today. Director M S Bains said none was injured and an inquiry has been initiated.


COMMUNITY

Soon, you’ll have 24-hour water supply
Chandigarh, May 25
The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has embarked upon an ambitious project to ensure 24-hour uninterrupted water supply to the residential areas falling under its limits.

Dalits get back land rights
Dera Bassi, May 25
The Punjab government has finally delivered justice to the Dalits in Sarangpur village in Dera Bassi sub-division in a case related to the auction of shamlat land.

Nurturing young minds
Chandigarh, May 25
It is with the aim of nurturing young minds that Cambridge Child Development Centre (CCDC), Singapore, is planning to expand into India.




EARLIER STORIES

Students attend a summer camp at Satluj Public School, Panchkula, on Wednesday.
Students attend a summer camp at Satluj Public School, Panchkula, on Wednesday.—A Tribune photograph

Blast in AC injures one
Chandigarh, May 25
A blast at exhibition “Rice Tech” at the Parade Ground, Sector 17, here left one person injured this morning. An air-conditioner compressor blew up, barely 2 feet from the stalls.

Managing broken hearts
Chandigarh, May 25
It proclaims to be the “world’s first complete self-help book for managing broken hearts”.

Residents seek dissolution of MC
Panchkula, May 25
A delegation of the Citizens Welfare Association met DC Neerja Ramshekhar here today and demanded dissolution of the local municipal council.

Life ornament-al
Stella BasilukChandigarh, May 25
A true-blue bohemian describes this Argentinean best and while the capital Buenos Aires may be her place of birth, Stella Basiluk is living life as a global citizen. However, there is one difference. Stella is no high-flying investment expert. She ekes out a living by fashioning handcrafted jewellery with semi-precious stones and selling them on beaches all round the world!

Akalis target village youth
Mohali, May 25
The youth wing of the Akali Dal will be setting up clubs in all villages of the state in order to gather youth on one platform. Each club will be given a grant of Rs 51,000.

Doctors hold a peace march in Mohali on Friday in view of recent incidents of violence in Punjab
Doctors hold a peace march in Mohali on Friday in view of recent incidents of violence in Punjab. —A Tribune photograph

Council wants deras evicted
Chandigarh, May 25
A conclave at the Sector 34-D gurdwara, convened by the World Sikh Intellectual Council under the chairmanship of Prof Baldev Singh Balluana, has resolved to call upon Akal Takht and the SGPC to peacefully implement the directives issued by the Takht.

Man crushed under train
Chandigarh, May 25
Bahaal Singh (32), a resident of Kajheri, was crushed to death under a train at the Mani Majra over bridge here at 9.30 am today.

Gale at 65 km strikes city, disrupts traffic
Chandigarh, May 25
City was hit by a massive duststorm this afternoon.Travelling at a speed ranging between 46km and 65 km per hour, the gale threw life out of gear and disrupted traffic on city roads.Two-wheel riders were especially put to inconvenience.

 
CRIME

740 cases of liquor seized
Chandigarh, May 25
The Chandigarh police seized 740 cases of liquor (690 cases of bottles and 50 cases of quarters) from a truck (HR-40A-9919) near Transport Chowk in the wee hours today. The police arrested the truck driver, Surjit Singh, and the cleaner, Raj Kumar.

 
EDUCATION

DAV’s Apoorva tops in Arts
Panchkula, May 25
DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, outshined the rest in CBSE's Class XII with Apoorva topping the tricity in the arts stream,scoring 95 per cent marks. Girl students of DAV School led all the way in the city with Kiran (95%) and Megha (94%) topping in the commerce and non-medical streams, respectively.

Scholarships for Hindi
Chandigarh, May 25
The Chandigarh administration has decided to award five scholarships to post-matriculation students in Hindi from Non-Hindi-speaking states.

Pallavi tops CET
Chandigarh, May 25
Pallavi Sachar topped the physics, chemistry and biology stream of the Common Entrance Test held by Panjab University for admission to its various courses. The exams were conducted on May 20.

Etching impressions of a lifetime
Chandigarh, May 25
Forget old cobweb-filled albums, threadbare scrapbooks and dusty home videos. “Little treasures are wonderful pleasures,” says Bhavna Jasra. This lady who lives and works in Mumbai helps you relive special moments by making startling lifelike 3D impressions of your loved one’s hands and feet.

 

Bhavna Jasra with the hand impression of a little girl in Chandigarh on Friday.—Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan 

Bhavna Jasra with the hand impression of a little girl in Chandigarh on Friday.

Mohali’s Gian Jyoti students shine
Mohali, May 25
Students of Gian Jyoti Public School have topped in Mohali in Class XII examination conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education in March, results of which were declared today.

Technical institutes voice grievances
Chandigarh, May 25
The Punjab Unaided Technical Institutes Association (PUTIA) which has 147 private technical institutes of Punjab as its members, held a press conference at the Press Club, Sector 27, here today, to voice what they believe are unfair practises by the Punjab Technical University (PTU), Jalandhar. All private technical institutes of Punjab are affiliated to the PTU.

Hotel Chandigarh Beckons opened
Chandigarh, May 25
Impressing upon the management of the Chandigarh Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology to make Hotel Chandigarh Beckons a centre of excellence, Gen S.F. Rodrigues(retd), Punjab Governor and UT administrator, today asked the home secretary, the managing director of CITCO, the tourism director and the principal of the institute to coordinate in upgrading the support structure and state-of-the-art facilities to provide the best services to guests of different categories.

Overseas study
Chandigarh: Global Voice, an overseas education consultancy, has signed up as the official representative of the University of Teesside, UK. — TNS


COURTS

“RTI can boost coop movement”
Chandigarh, May 25
Right application of the Right to Information Act (RTI) in the cooperatives can go a long way in taking the cooperative movement to a new high. The Act will further strengthen the democratic system in the cooperatives which have the potential to reach the weaker sections and low income families.

District Courts
Judge’s murder: Crucial witness deposes
Chandigarh, May 25
Rupinder Singh Sandhu, a crucial witness in the case of murder of Patiala labour court judge Vijay Singh, today deposed before the additional district and sessions judge, Chandigarh.


 
CULTURE

Wedded to music
Chandigarh, May 25
When G.S. Rajan and his better half Anjana speak about music, a sense of contentment surrounds them. Trained in the Kalashetra style, evolved and perfected by Rukmini Devi Arundale, the couple is staunchly devoted to classical art. The pursuit of purity has not been easy; they have cruised along, nevertheless. And they have come a long way.

‘Gaz Foot Inch’ casts a spell
Chandigarh, May 25
Comedy with moralising realism is a phenomenon that can be employed to identify and illustrate evils ailing the society.


HEALTH

AIDS Week
Dead have a lesson for the living
Chandigarh, May 25
Twenty volunteers from the Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP), Asia Centre, today assembled on the CYP campus in Sector 12 to pay homage to those who have succumbed to the HIV virus. Candles in hand and talking hope, the volunteers, headed by regional director R.K. Mishra, took out a march as a mark of reverence to departed souls.

Asia Centre volunteers from Sector 12, Chandigarh, light candles in a red ribbon formation to express solidarity with those affected and infected with HIV/AIDS.—Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari


Asia Centre volunteers from Sector 12, Chandigarh, light candles in a red ribbon formation to express solidarity with those affected and infected with HIV/AIDS.

 

 
SPORTS

City umpire for Olympic qualifiers
Chandigarh, May 25
Chandigarh-based Satinder Sharma, an international Grade-1 hockey umpire, has been given another prestigious assignment by the world hockey body.

ITF tourney from May 28
Chandigarh, May 25
Some of the top lawn tennis players of the region will be seen in action during the $15,000 SAIL India 3 ITF Men's Futures that begins at the CLTA Stadium in Sector 10 from May 28.

Summer camp for carrom players
Chandigarh, May 25
The Chandigarh Carrom Association will organise a summer coaching camp for budding players. The camp will be organised in two phases. The first phase will be from June 1 to 8 while the second phase will be from June 10 to 23 at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, here.

Swimming trials on June 3
Chandigarh, May 25
Trials to select the city teams (boys and girls) for participation in the 24th Sub-Junior National Aquatic Championship and the 34th Junior Aquatic National Swimming Championship will be held at the nursery swimming pool in Sector 23 here on June 3.

Cricket trials on May 27
Chandigarh, May 25
Trials to select the Chandigarh team for the Thirty Overs Cricket Tournament to be held in Hoshiarpur from June 2 will be conducted at St Kabir Public School,  Sector 26, on May 27 at 10 am, according to Ravinder Kumar, president, Chandigarh Thirty Overs Cricket Association. — TNS


ADMINISTRATION

300 phones lying dead
Panchkula, May 25
“Connecting India”, the much-touted claim of public sector telecom giant Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), rings hollow again.



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