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Niti does it in Patiala
Tribune News Service

Patiala, May 29
Niti of the DAV School here topped Class X CBSE examinations securing 97.8 per cent marks.

The second spot in the district was bagged by Nikhil Gupta of Our Lady of Fatima Convent School who got 97.4 per cent while Rashmeet Toor of Sri Aurobindo International School and Resham Garg of S.Teja Singh Kandhari Public School jointly bagged the third spot by securing 97 per cent marks.

Anchal of St Peter's Academy bagged 96.8 per cent marks while Anish Garg and Pranshu, both of the same school, bagged 94.6 per cent and 94.2 per cent, respectively.

Abhishek Chandwani of Budha Dal Public School bagged the top honours in the school by bagging 96 per cent marks.

Others who excelled are Nippondeep (94), Ishan Gupta (93.4) and Sehajpreet (93). Atleast 12 students of the school have bagged more than 90 per cent marks.

Students of DAV Public School who excelled were Yachika Gupta, taking second position in school by getting 95 marks, after Niti.

Other students of the school who performed well were Jyoti Mittal, Nikhil Passey, Suman Jindal, Anya Goyal, Pulkit Goyal, Milandeep Singh, Mohit Chhabra, Ayush Jain and Avneet Kaur, all of whom have secured more than 90 per cent marks.

Students of Guru Nanak Foundation School who have done well are Avleen Kaur who bagged 93.6 per cent marks. Deepak Chopra secured 100 per cent marks in Mathematics.

Parveen Kumar of Army School did well by getting 90.4 per cent marks. Dipanshu Garg of Sri Guru Harkrishan Public school bagged 93 per cent marks to top in the school.

Students of Teja Singh Kandhari School who did well are Chahat Singla (94.2), Amanjot Kaur Lamba and Saurabh, both of whom secured 94 per cent marks.

Laveena Jain of Narain Public School performed well by bagging 93 per cent marks. Blossoms school students who did well in the exams were Gurkiran Kaur (93.8) and Kawalpreet Kaur who secured 92 per cent marks.



Shruti shines in Ambala
Tribune News Service

Ambala, May 29
Shruti Sharma of PKR Jain Public School, Ambala City, has topped the district with 97 per cent marks.

Payal Sharma of Murlidhar DAV Public School, Ambala City, has come second in the district with 96.8 per cent Shrishti Solanki of PKR Jain Public School, Ambala City, has scored 96.6 per cent and stood third in the district. Sanya Gupta got 95 per cent topped in SD Public School, Ambala Cantt.

Raman Kalra has topped DAV Public School (Riverside), Ambala Cantt with 94 per cent marks. In St Joseph School, Ambala City Mayank Gupta scored 94 per cent marks topping his school.

Sanya Gupta has topped the Dewan Harkrishna Das SD Public School, Ambala Cantt, scoring 94.6 per cent. Monika Sachdeva has secured 90 per cent marks in CBSE Class X of Tulsi Public School.

In SA Jain Model School Ambala City (Matric) Swati Bansal has topped the school with 94.4 per cent. Malini Suri 95.4 percent has topped the Convent of Jesus and Mary, Ambala Cantt. Akhil Monga has topped Army School, Ambala Cantt, scoring 95.8 per cent marks.



Man attacks mother, booked
Tribune News Service

Kharar, May 29
Sukhjinder Pal Singh (22) attacked his mother Paramjit Kaur with a pair of scissors here today. She was residing with her elder son Narinderpal Singh in Sahauran village.

In her complaint to the police, Paramjit alleged that her younger son Sukhjinder was an addict and was ousted from the family legally on July 15, 2005.

Paramjit said on Tuesday, Sukhjinder visited her and demanded money for his daily dose of addiction. When Paramjit refused to give him money, he took a pair of scissors lying nearby and attacked her, inflicting injuries on her arms.

Paramjit raised an alarm and her elder son Narinderpal and his neighbour Avtar Singh came to her rescue.

She was admitted to Civil Hospital, Kharar. She reported the matter to the police today. Sukhjinder has been booked under Sections 324 and 506 of the IPC.



Site for Proposed IIT
Team visits Ropar
Tribune News Service

Ropar, May 29
A team of representatives from IIT Delhi visited Birla farm here to see the site for proposed IIT for Punjab.

There were three senior officials of IIT Delhi in the team. Deputy commissioner Baldeo Purushartha said the team had visited to see one of the sites for proposed IIT for state. The team would give its final report to government later.

Spread in sprawling 602 acres, Birla Farm is regional research center of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU).

Initially, its owners were renowned Birla family, which donated the farm to Punjab Government in 1971. The government then gave land on lease to the PAU.

During the regime of Captain Amrinder Singh, the same site was seen for defence academy, but later the academy was shifted to Patiala.



Murder, robbery case solved
Tribune News Service

Patiala, May 29
The local police claimed to have solved a case of murder and robbery committed in Ghullar village falling under Patran police station.

Addressing a press conference here today, the SSP S.K. Asthana said the Bollywood style murder was committed when some persons, who were carrying a huge amount of cash and were travelling in a Sumo car, were waylaid by some miscreants travelling in a Scorpio car.

The occupants, who were travelling in the Scorpio car, which was bearing a red light, managed to stop the Sumo and threw chilly powder on the driver.

After that the miscreants, who were armed with handguns, fired indiscriminately and shot dead the driver besides injuring four other occupants of the Sumo.

The assailants managed to take away Rs 14 lakh in cash, a .32 bore revolver and one single barrel gun from them.

The SSP said after receiving information, the Patiala police formed a team under the leadership of SP (Detective) G.S. Chauhan and SHO (Patran) Sukhdev Virk. Meanwhile, the cops also registered a case under Sections 397,120B and Sections 25, 54 of the Arms Act against the occupants of the Scorpio.

The cops launched a massive search in Punjab and in the neighbouring state of Haryana and managed to trace an abandoned Scorpio near Gullah village.

Following leads, the police managed to arrest two persons, Gurpreet Singh Bagha and Yadwinder Singh.

Later, after interrogating the two accused, the cops zeroed on their search in Dakala sub-division, where the cops entered into an encounter with the other accused. The cops managed to nab Bikramjit Singh Vicky, who after questioning, disclosed that some persons, including Laddi, Goldy and Bawa, too were involved in the crime.

The police learnt that the Scorpio had been stolen from Mohali two days ago following which a case had been registered against four unknown persons.

The SSP said he had recommended the names of the police officers involved in solving the crime to the DGP for reward.



One gets life term
Our Correspondent

Ambala, May 29
District and Sessions Judge B.M. Bedi sentenced life term and a fine of Rs 5,000 to a murder accused here today. 

The accused Ram Kisko belongs to West Bengal and was residing in Tandwal village for last several years.

According to prosecution Parveen, who runs a tailoring shop in a village at Faridabad, had come to his in-laws at Tandawal close to Ambala Cantt.

Parveen was walking in a field along with one of his relative. Kisko thrashed Parveen with an iron rodeon june 2, 2006.



Ghei fires 65 to surge ahead
Donald Banerjee

Chandigarh, May 29
It was Gaurav Ghei's day. This 29-year-old Delhi golfer fired a superb seven under par 65, matching Ranjit Singh's first round effort, to climb on top of the leaderboard with a two-round effort of 10 under par 134.

His blemish-free 65 helped him to equal the course record on the second day of
the PGTI Players Championship on the par-72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club here today.

Just one stroke behind the leader was Mukesh Kumar, who shot a six under par 66 for a two-day aggregate of 135.

Ashok Kumar was two strokes behind in the third place. Overnight leader Ranjit Singh played a one over par 73 to slip to the fourth place at 138.

Ghei, who finished 10th in the Asian Tour Order of Merit in 2007, started with back to back birdies on the second and third. After parring the next two holes, Ghei scored a hat-trick of birdies on the sixth, seventh and eighth to be five under par 31 on the front nine.

The return nine saw him sinking birdies on the 10th and 16th in a bogey-free round to finish with a course record of 65.

Ghei said: "I had an excellent round today as I converted most of the opportunities that came my way. However, it could have been better had I not missed some short putts on the ninth, 13th and 18th holes."

Playing a steady game, Mukesh Kumar followed up his first round 69 with a score of 66 on Thursday.

The professional from Mhow knocked down three consecutive birdies on the eighth, ninth and 10th after birdying the second and losing a stroke on the sixth. He then bogeyed the 12th, missing a two-foot putt for a par.

Mukesh came back with birdies on the 13th, 14th, 16th and 17th to occupy the second slot.

Ashok Kumar (70, 67) climbed from overnight tied 13th to third. His overall score reads seven under 137. Ranjit Singh (65, 73), the overnight leader, is one stroke behind Ashok in the fourth place.

Vijay Kumar, Harmeet Kahlon and Harendra Gupta were tied fifth at five under 139. Harmeet Kahlon followed up his first round 67 with a par round of 72.

Gurbaaz Mann and Arjun Singh were tied eighth at four under 140. Rahul Ganapathy and Gaganjeet Bhullar were tied at the 12th position with an identical total of two under 142.

Digvijay Singh shot a second consecutive 74 for a total of four over 148. He is currently tied at the 35th.

Angad Cheema (71, 77) and Rahul Bakshi (74, 74) were the two amateurs who made the cut.

They are both tied at 35th with an overall score of four over 148. The cut was made at five over 149 as 54 professionals and two amateurs made it to the weekend rounds.

Scores (after second round): 134 Gaurav Ghei 69-65; 135 Mukesh Kumar 69-66; 137 Ashok Kumar 70-67; 138 Ranjit Singh 65-73; 139 Vijay Kumar 69-70, Harmeet Kahlon 67-72, Harendra P. Gupta 70-69; 140 Gurbaaz P.S. Mann 68-72, Arjun Singh 71-69; 141 A.S. Lehal 69-72, Vinod Kumar 67-74; 142 Gaganjeet Bhullar 68-74, Rahul Ganapathy 69-73, Sujjan Singh 70-72.



Vivek school lift cricket trophy
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 29
All-round performance by Shivam Bhambri (67 and 2 for 18) helped Vivek High School to lift the trophy, thrashing APJ, Kharar, by whopping 114 runs in the final of the All-India Challenger Under-14 Cricket Tournament at St John’s High School, Sector 26, here today.

Vivek set a target of 215 runs but APJ team could muster only 113 runs. Providing a solid start to Vivek team, which elected to bat, openers Shivam Bhambri and Karan Khosla put on 113 runs for the first wicket.

Karan made 51 runs before he was run out. Shivam played brilliantly scoring 67 with 10 hits to the fence. Kuljinder Singh was the other notable scorer with 41 runs. Vivek were all out for 217 runs in 39 overs.

For APJ, Mehnaz and Mandeep were the pick of the bowlers. APJ was never in the match as the team lost three wickets for seven runs on the board. The team was all out on 113 runs in 28 overs.

Shivam Bhambri, Vikram and Kuljinder were the main wicket-takers with two wickets each. For APJ, only Mayank Sood played a defiant knock of 45 runs.

Chief guest Seno Duggal, joint director, public relations, Punjab, gave away the prizes. The tourney was organised by Aresson Sports Club and Edmund Rice Cricket Academy.

Brief scores: Vivek High School: 217 all out in 39 overs (Bhambri 67, Karan 51, Kuljinder 41, Mehnaz 2 for 23); APJ, Kharar: 113 all out in 28 overs (Mayank 45, Bhambri 2 for 18, Vikram 2 for 15).

Man of the match and series: Shivam Bhambri (Vivek High School); best batsman: Mayank (APJ, Kharar); best bowler: Dinesh Choudhary (ERCA (A)); best fielder: Ravi (APJ, Kharar); best wicket- keeper: Rahul (Vivek).



Big win for Azad academy
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 29
Riding high on blazing double century by Sachit Nayyar's, hosts Desh Prem Azad Cricket Academy (DPACA) registered a 305-run win over DAV Coaching Centre (DAVCC), Sector 15, in the opening match of the Inter-Academy Under-15 Cricket Tournament for the Mount Shivalik Trophy that commenced at St Stephen's School ground in Sector 45, Chandigarh, today.

Batting first, DPACA, which piled up mammoth 383 for 5 in 35 overs. Harmanpreet Singh (37) and Karan Aggarwal shared 55 runs for the first-wicket partnership.

After Harmanpreet’s departure, Sachit came on the crease, proving nemesis to all bowlers of the rival team. In his knock of 208, hitting 35 boundaries and seven sixes.

In reply, DAV Coaching Centre players were bundled out for paltry score of 78. Earlier, St Stephen's School principal Harold Carver inaugurated the tournament.

Brief scores: DPAC Academy: 383 for 5 in 35 overs (Sachit Nayyar 208, Harmanpreet 37, Abhilash 30 n.o., Harshit 2 for 55); DAV Coaching Centre, Sector 15: 78 all out in 21 overs (Anubhav Nandal 30, Abhishek 21, Karan 3 for 14).

Tomorrow's match: APJ Kharar vs Vivek High School CC, Sector 38, at 8.30 am.



Assault Case
Two held for sheltering SOPU chief
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 29
After a month, the police has managed to arrest Govind Khatra and Varinder Singh Dhillon, two of the eight accused in a stabbing incident at the Law Auditorium of Panjab University.

However, the prime accused in the case, Harpreet Singh Multani, president of SOPU is still at large.

According to the police the accused were arrested from Khatra’s Sector 9 residence here last night.

They were produced before a court today, which sent them to judicial custody. Both allegedly sheltered Multani before his escape.

Multani, accompanied by a group of eight persons armed with sharp-edged weapons and batons, allegedly assaulted Simrandeep Singh when he was staking his exam on May 3.

A case of attempt to murder, criminal trespass, rioting and criminal intimidation was registered at the Sector 11 police station.

Simrandeep had earlier been involved in a case of murderous assault on Multani
and his group.



29 commercial sites go for Rs 68 cr
Our Correspondent

Mohali, May 29
Auction for commercial and residential sites continued for the second day at the PUDA Bhawan here today even as the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) earned a revenue of about Rs 68 crore by disposing of 29 sites.

The disposed of sites were located in Sectors 68, 69, 71, 65, 63 and the bulk material market and were of various sizes.

Estate Officer GMADA Sukhjit Pal Singh said the response from the bidders was beyond the expectations of the authority.

He said eight sites were disposed of in the bulk material market which would help in the further development of that area.

A residential site measuring 544.44 sq yards in Sector 69 was sold for Rs 2.80 crore which is a record in itself. Another site in the same sector, which measured 672.22 sq yards, fetched a bid of Rs 3.11 crore. The reserve price in the case of both the sites was Rs 34,254 per sq yards.

Four sites in the bulk material market, measuring 500 sq yards were disposed of. While maximum amount earned from one such site was Rs 3.53 crore and the minimum amount fetched was Rs 3.37 crore.

The reserve price for all the four sites was Rs 21,186 per sq yards. Three booth sites in Sector 68, which measured 22.68 sq yards each, were sold out.

While one booth site was sold for as high as Rs 60.20 lakh, another fetched only Rs 56.25 lakh. The reserve price for all the three sites was Rs 1, 55,203 per sq yards.

However, GMADA could not sell any of the two school sites in Sector 70 that were put to auction.



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