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Ambala boy is CBSE-X topper
In tricity, Reva outshines the rest with 97.6%
Chandigarh, May 29
Karan Kalra of MD DAV senior secondary public school, Ambala city, has topped the CBSE exam, securing 98.2 per cent marks.


Reva Tyagi with her parents. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
Reva Tyagi with her parents.

Indefatigable three
Chandigarh, May 29
Kamla, Monika and Rekha, students of Sacred Heart High School, Sector 26, bagged first three positions in the special Hindi medium section for underprivileged children.
(From left) Monika, Rekha and Kamla enjoy their moments of triumph.
(From left) Monika, Rekha and Kamla enjoy their moments of triumph. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan 

In govt schools, it’s Divya
Chandigarh, May 29
Divya Nagpal of GMSSS-16 with 97% marks topped the CBSE examination among the government schools’ category. Rajesh Kumar Mohan and Himanshu Gakhar of GMSSS-16 with 96.2% and 96% marks got the second and third positions, respectively.





EARLIER STORIES

Kanika tops in Panchkula, Harsimrat in Mohali
Panchkula, May 29
Kanika Kapila, a student of Bhawan Vidyalaya, Sector 15, stood first in the district and third in the tricity scoring 97.2 per cent marks in Class X CBSE examination. Aditi Rawat of the same school stood second with 97 per cent while Nishant Goyal of Bhawan Vidyalaya and Tania Verma of Mahatma Hansraj School shared third spot, scoring 96.8 per cent marks each.


Kanika Kapila, who topped in Panchkula with 97.2 per cent marks with her mother. — Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh
Kanika Kapila, who topped in Panchkula with 97.2 per cent marks with her mother.

Ambala, Patiala schools excel
Ambala, May 29
Several schools in the city have done well in CBSE-X exams. SA Jain senior model school principal Anita Mehta said Prateek Goyal have scored 95 per cent marks, Radhika Malhotra 92 per cent each marks and Rajat Lamba 91.2 per cent.

Humble background no deterrent
Panchkula, May 29
Young achiever Kavita Pathak’s mantra is very simple, “belief in God and teachers and service in earnest towards one’s parents.” It is this unambiguous faith that has helped this class X student of D.C. Model School, Sector 7, to top the school with a whopping 96.6 per cent.

Christie’s to auction furniture created for city
New York, May 29
Christie’s will auction here furniture and objects created by Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret for private and government buildings in Chandigarh around 1960 when the capital city took shape.

Police Affairs

SP (traffic): Admn’s no to list of 3 officers
Chandigarh, May 29
The Chandigarh administration has rejected the original panel of names sent by the Haryana government for the post of SP (traffic) in the UT. A new panel has been sought.
SI Jaswant dismissed
Chandigarh, May 29
The Chandigarh Police today dismissed SI Jaswant Singh convicted by a special CBI court last month in a corruption case.


Citizens’ Initiative
A crusade to save unborn daughters
Chandigarh, May 29
In a unique citizens’ initiative, prominent citizens of the tricity have joined hands to launch a crusade against female foeticide with a view to saving unborn daughters in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh. In fact, the Kanya Jeevan Dayini Samiti has already prepared a blueprint to “reduce gender inequality which lies at the core of the female foeticide”. “The first critical step is to challenge the patriarchal attitude that applauds boys and undermine girls and to create a culture that celebrates both genders equally,” samiti secretary Vimal Bhargava said here today.

UT plan to ensure child safety
Chandigarh, May 29
Chandigarh is all set to address child abuse on a war footing. Ready with a comprehensive action plan on the subject - the first-of-its-kind in the region - the Administration hopes to break barriers that hamper child safety and protection.

Officer’s molestation
Judge-Advocate in GCM censured in recruitment scam
Chandigarh, May 29
The general court martial (GCM) trying a Major at Tibri for allegedly molesting a woman officer has taken a new turn, with the Judge Advocate in the trial being censured in a case relating to irregularities in recruitment.

COMMUNITY

SE’s Replacement
Cong councillors up in arms
Chandigarh, May 29
The decision of the UT administration to replace MC superintending engineer S.K. Chadha has created quite a flutter in the corporation as Congress councillors have resolved to raise the issue in the forthcoming house meeting scheduled for May 31.

Presidential honour for Sanskrit scholar
Panchkula, May 29
Panchkula-based Sanskrit scholar Dr Mathura Dutt Pandey was felicitated here today on his being bestowed with the prestigious “Award of honour for proficiency and scholastic achievements in Sanskrit” by President of India Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam at a special investiture ceremony held at the Rashtarpati Bhavan in New Delhi recently.

Liquor vend fire: Forensic experts visit site
Mohali, May 29
A team from the forensic laboratory, Chandigarh, today inspected the site of the liquor vend to ascertain the cause of fire in which two employees were charred to death on May 26 here.

RTI Impact
Forged will case takes new turn
Chandigarh, May 29
A six-year-old case of a forged will took a new turn when the complainant in the case, Anil Kumar Sharma, procured information under the RTI Act that the will was “manipulated”.

Kajheri Killings
Cops announce Rs 50,000 reward
Chandigarh, May 29
The Chandigarh police today announced a reward of Rs 50,000 to anyone providing information leading to the arrest of the three accused in the Kajheri triple murder case.

Nek Chand work in a shambles at CLTA
Chandigarh, May 29
Statues created by Nek Chand, which catapulted him to international fame, are biting dust in his home town with the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA) turning a blind eye to the maintenance of the priceless pieces of art installed on its premises.

Patient told to pay or go; not true, says PGI
Chandigarh, May 29
A rickshawpuller admitted to the PGI on Thursday last was allegedly asked to leave the hospital and get money and an attendant before his treatment could be started. The PGI authorities, however, denied the allegation, and said the patient left the hospital without informing anybody when doctors were preparing for his surgery.

Process to shift rehri market gains momentum
Chandigarh, May 29
The process to shift the Bajwara rehri market, one of the oldest rehri markets in the city, has gained momentum. The scheme to construct pucca booths was initiated 17 years ago.


Major fire tragedy averted
Chandigarh, May 29
A fire broke out in a vacant plot in the vicinity of the Sector 27-B petrol pump on Madhya Marg, which sent fire officials on alert who rushed to the spot to save the petrol pump.




A fire that broke out in a vacant plot in the vicinity of the Sector 27-B petrol pump in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
A fire that broke out in a vacant plot in the vicinity of the Sector 27-B petrol pump in Chandigarh on Tuesday.

‘Convert community centre into club’
Chandigarh, May 29
The Residents Welfare Society of Sector 46 has expressed gratitude to the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation for developing a shrub garden in the sector.

Creche workers given tips
Chandigarh, May 29
The chairperson of the Chandigarh Social Welfare Board, Lalit Joshi, inaugurated the first training programme for creche workers in collaboration with the Indian Council for Social Welfare, Chandigarh Branch, at Bal Bhawan, Sector 23, here yesterday.

 
CRIME

Five vehicles stolen
Chandigarh, May 29
Five vehicles, including three cars, have been stolen from the city. Joseph Sebastian of the PGI reported to the police that his Maruti car (CH-01Y-9080) was stolen from the parking lot near the mortuary at the PGI between May 25 and 26.

 
BUSINESS

Focus on fiscal awareness, banks advised
Chandigarh, May 29
With over 70 per cent of the total population in the country still remaining financially excluded, the focus of the entire banking industry should be on financial inclusion and financial awareness.

Chamber welcomes new Shatabdi
Chandigarh, May 29
The PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) has hailed the introduction of the new Shatabdi with improved interiors of coaches, passenger interface, enhanced safety, superior operations and modular toilets.

 
EDUCATION


Students of GMSSS-32 at a workshop conducted in the school on Monday.
Students of GMSSS-32 at a workshop conducted in the school on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Training programme for nurses begins
Chandigarh, May 29
A 10-day Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) programme on “Emerging trends in cardiac emergencies” got under way at the Western Command Hospital, Chandi Mandir, yesterday.

Teachers sensitised to dengue
Chandigarh, May 29
The Directorate of National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme conducted a sensitisation workshop on prevention and control of dengue, malaria and chikungunya for teachers of government schools.

COURTS

Police remand for industrialist in rape case
Chandigarh, May 29
A local court today remanded Narinder Singh, director of Ludhiana-based M/s Frontier Cycle Industries and accused of raping a 24-year-old Ropar resident on the pretext of getting her a job, in one-day police custody.

 
CULTURE

A celebration of poetic spirit
Chandigarh, May 29
A celebration of letters, of a poetic spirit that inspires -‘Poetry in the Park’, the first gathering of a series - was launched by a group of poetry lovers at Bougainvillea Garden, Sector 3, in the city on May 27.

HEALTH

Osteoporosis
Exercise, diet important: Doctor
Chandigarh, May 29
The idyllic evening at the Lake Club provided the perfect setting to observe the sanctity and faith reposed in the doctor-patient relationship yet again.



Dr Jaswant Rai, director, department of orthopaedics, Fortis Hospital, Mohali, shakes hands with a patient during a walk at the Lake Club, Chandigarh, held during a free clinic on osteoporosis on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
Dr Jaswant Rai, director, department of orthopaedics, Fortis Hospital, Mohali, shakes hands with a patient during a walk at the Lake Club, Chandigarh, held during a free clinic on osteoporosis on Tuesday.


 
SPORTS

ITF Tourney
Amritraj cousins register wins
Chandigarh, May 29
Playing before his home crowd, local favourite Sunil Kumar Sipaeya gave a dazzling display as the former trainee of the Rural Academy Scheme of the CLTA defeated Tsung-Hua Yang of Chinese Taipei in straight sets 6-3, 7-6 (5) in a first round singles match of the $10,000+ Hospitality SAIL ITF Men's Futures Tennis Tournament at the CLTA Stadium in Sector 10, here today.

Manipur lift wushu trophy
Chandigarh, May 29
Manipur lifted the routine trophy by amassing 95 points in the seventh Indian Oil Junior National Wushu Championship at the Sector 10 Rink Hall, here tonight. Manipur boys and girls secured 16 gold and three silver medals to claim the trophy in routine competitions.


Players in action during the Indian Oil Junior National Wushu Championship at the Sector 10 Rink Hall in Chandigarh on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph
Players in action during the Indian Oil Junior National Wushu Championship at the Sector 10 Rink Hall in Chandigarh on Tuesday.

Assamese wushu players impressed by city
Chandigarh, May 29
For Pompi Bharli, Moupriya Bhowmik, Gonga Barman, Vishal and Vicky, visiting Chandigarh is a dream come true.

Not fair, lament city skaters
Sports gradation list eludes roller skating
Chandigarh, May 29
Yet again, skating has failed to find a place in the sports gradation list of the Chandigarh administration released recently, putting local skaters at the receiving end.

Golf
Rahul clinches fourth spot
Chandigarh, May 29
Sixteen-year-old Rahul Bakshi is just back from Hong Kong after clinching the fourth spot in the Asia-Pacific Junior Golf Championship. He rubbed shoulders with the cream of Asian junior golf on the difficult Eden Course of the Hong Kong Golf Club.

Kairon is rowing body chief
Chandigarh, May 29
Adesh Partap Singh Kairon was unanimously elected president of the Chandigarh Rowing Association during the general body meeting of the association, held here.

Billiards: Paras in next round
Chandigarh, May 29
Paras of Chandigarh defeated Soni of Ludhiana 5-2 on the opening day of the Asia billiards 9-ball Prize Money Open Tournament in progress at Asia Billiards, Sector 34, here today. Displaying some of the finest skills with the cue, Paras impressed many while defeating his competitor in the tournament.



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