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Girls shine in ICSE, boys in ISC
Chandigarh, May 20
While the girls outperformed boys in the Class X Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) exams, it was the boys who got better of the girls in the Class XII Indian School Certificate (ISC) results in the tricity.

CBSE Toppers
New success mantra: Work smart, not hard
Chandigarh, May 20
It is not hard work but smart work that has paid off for the city toppers. With girls scoring more yet again, it is the time to celebrate their consistent performance. Isha Kapoor, 95 per cent (medical), SGGS Collegiate Public School. Having been brought up amidst stethoscopes, thermometers and medicines, Isha had always fantasised having her name prefixed with ‘Dr’.

Tribune Impact
Finally, Admn swings into action
Increase height of walls, orders Home Secy
Chandigarh, May 20
Sadly, it takes a heinous crime as rape for the UT authorities to wake up from their slumber and realise the seriousness of the incident that shook the city.

A worker at Aashreya in Sector 47, Chandigarh, fixes barbed wires on grills on Wednesday.




EARLIER STORIES

After 9 months, Indira Colony resident booked for rape of ‘minor’
Chandigarh, May 20
After a lapse of nine months, the police today booked a resident of Indira Colony for allegedly raping a “minor girl” of Darshni Bagh, Mani Majra, and also making an obscene MMS of the victim in connivance with the husband of a local councillor.

Rape of Mentally Retarded
Residents upset at admn’s insensitivity
Chandigarh, May 20
Shocked with the recent incident of the rape of 16-year-old mentally retarded girl in Nari Niketan, the city residents are all the more surprised over the lax security arrangements at these homes and the insensitive attitude of the city administration to such incidents.


COMMUNITY

City hit by water, power shortage
Likely to make agreement with J&K for 25 MW of daily power
Chandigarh, May 20
Erratic water and power shortage has been bothering residents across the city for past one week. Due to temperature soaring high, the unprecedented increase in the consumption of power above the sanctioned load is rampant, which has caused tripping and subsequent power cuts in many parts of the city.

Admn comes to rescue of GPA holders
To get tough with society managements
Chandigarh, May 20
The Chandigarh Administration has decided to come to the rescue of the harassed general power of attorney (GPA) holders in the cooperative group housing societies, who are at the receiving end regarding transfer of flats in their names.

e-Sampark Centres draw Rs 759 crore
Chandigarh, May 20
Besides being a quick service provider, the successful e-Sampark project of the IT department of the UT administration, launched in September 2004 to bring various services under one window, has emerged as a key revenue mop-up agent.

4 cinemas in multiplex closed
Zirakpur, May 20
All four cinemas in the multiplex at Paras Down Town Square in Zirakpur were closed on the directions of DC Mohali PS Mand on Wednesday. It was stated in the directions that the multiplex had failed to fulfill the conditions mentioned in the license for running the multiplex.

Advisory council to be reconstituted
Chandigarh, May 20
UT administrator SF Rodrigues today ordered the reconstitution of the administrator’s advisory council.

EDUCATION

CBSE Class XII, ICSE, ISC Results
Jaskaran, Sukhman top in Mohali
Non-med, medical streams
Mohali, May 20
Two students of Sant Isher Singh Public School, Phase VII, Mohali, topped the CBSE class XII examination in the town, the results of which were declared today. Jaskaran Kaur came first with 93.2 per cent marks, while Sukhman Kaur stood second with 93 per cent marks.

Panchkula girls outperform boys
Panchkula, May 20
Panchkula girls outshined boys in almost all streams in Class XII and Class X 2009 examinations announced by the Central Board of Secondary Examination and the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination, respectively, here today.

ICSE Results
Ria scores 95.7 pc, tops tricity
Chandigarh, May 20
“Hard work and discipline played a key role in one’s success,” opined Ria Aggarwal, the tricity topper, who scored 95.7 per cent marks, in the class X Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) examination results which were declared today.

Riya Aggarwal of Little Flower School, Panchkula, who topped in tricity in class X ICSE exam. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Kavita tops in medical stream
Panchkula, May 20
The crunch of resources were not a problem for Kavita Pathak, who secured 94.1 per cent and stood first in medical stream in Class XII here today.

Deaf and dumb scores 77.2 pc in ISC exam
Mohali, May 20
A differently abled student of Yadavindra Public School (YPS) took up the challenge and appeared in the ISC class XII examination by getting an aggregate of 77.2 per cent marks.

Determination knows no limits
Chandigarh, May 20
‘Success gets sweeter if achieved against all odds,’ the statement gets exemplified as one meets two city boys Ram Kumar and Sumit who fought against all odds and emerged winners. The son of a cook, Ram Kumar, who joined KB DAV School and was provided free education since pre-nursery, has secured 80.6 per cent in Class XII.

Ram Kumar with his parents. A Tribune photograph

Akshi, Ravinder shine in ISC Class XII
Mohali, May 20
Students of YPS put up an excellent performance in the Indian School Certificate (ISC) class XII examination.

93 score over 90 pc
Sacred Heart creates record
Chandigarh, May 20
Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, has created a record in itself as around 93 students of the school have achieved more than 90 per cent marks in English.

CBSE Class XII
Govt, model schools fare well
Chandigarh, May 20
Having produced two tricity toppers, government senior secondary schools of Chandigarh have made a mark in the CBSE class XII examination by achieving 84.16 per cent result in the model school category and 60.2 per cent in the non-model school category.

Class VIII Results
Failed students to get compartment chance
Mohali, May 20
In an unprecedented move, the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) has decided to apply the pass formula of Class X to the Class VIII students.


 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Manisha tops district in commerce
Ambala, May 20
Ankit Garg of Riverside DAV Public School has topped in the non-medical stream by securing 95.8 per cent marks while Manisha Verma of Army Public School has topped the district in the commerce stream by securing 95.8 per cent marks.

Girls outshine boys in class XII
Patiala, May 20
Keeping up the tradition of defeating boys, girls again faired well as compared to the boys in Patiala in the class XII examinations, the results of which were declared today.

Patiala lad gets 97.4 pc
Patiala, May 20
Patiala lad Samman Verma of Yadavindra Public School, Patiala, has done the city proud by topping the ICSE class X examination held in March securing 97.4 per cent marks.

Infant found abandoned on roof
Kharar, May 20
A female infant was found abandoned at the roof of a house in Gobind Colony, Ward no 11, here today. The infant came to notice at around 7.30 pm, when a child playing on the terrace heard her crying, who immediately informed his grandmother. The three-storeyed house belongs to a 70-years-old lady living all alone. Tenants living on first floor had shifted just a week ago.

Former MC chief, 12 booked
Kalka, May 20
The Pinjore police has booked Sucha Singh, former president of Municipal Committee, Pinjore, along with 12 persons, who allegedly beat up Kashmira Singh of UHBVN on Monday.

COURTS

HC asks GMADA to set up committee
Chandigarh, May 20
The Punjab and Haryana High Court yesterday directed Greater Mohali Development Authority (GMADA) to constitute a committee to examine the issue of allocation of booths in the Janta rehri market, Phase III B-I, Mohali.

CRIME

Theft at Sec 40, victim alleges police inaction
Chandigarh, May 20
It was nothing less than a “touch and go” instance, when a Sector 40 resident, narrowly missing catching of two thieves, who struck at his residence and decamped with valuables in the wee hours today.

Minors held for stealing briefcase from car
Chandigarh, May 20
The police arrested two minor boys for stealing a briefcase from a car by diverting the attention of its occupant in Sector 22 this afternoon.

Schoolboy killed in accident
Mohali, May 20
A school student was killed and two others were injured in a motor cycle-scooter collision here today.


SPORTS

Tennis
Adhyan registers one-sided wi
Chandigarh, May 20
Adhyan blanked Manveer in the boys’ under-12 singles by 6-0 on the second day of the ongoing Mount Carmel Total Tennis Championship held on the school premises.

Golf camps for city schools
Chandigarh, May 20
Seeing enthusiasm among kids to learn golf, the Chandigarh Golf Club and the Chandigarh Golf Association have launched a programme to hold special camps for schools in the city.

Tennis Tourney
Manoneet defeats Lakshay
Chandigarh, May 20
Rain played a spoilsport during the Mount Carmel Total Tennis Championship commenced on Total Tennis Academy’s premises in Sector 47-B here yesterday.

Hockey: City lads make it to World Cup
Chandigarh, May 20
Two trainees of Chandigarh Hockey Academy (CHA) have been selected in the Indian Junior hockey team, which will participate in the forthcoming Junior World Cup to be held in Singapore and Malaysia from June 7 to 21.

Yoga Centre clinches title
Chandigarh, May 20
Yoga Centre, Sector 23, claimed top honours in the boys’ team event, while Government College of Yoga and Health got first place in the girls’ team event in the Chandigarh Open Surya Namaskar Yoga Championship that concluded at Kundan International School, Sector 46, here today.

Girls perform during the Chandigarh Open Surya Namaskar Yoga Championship at Kundan International School, Sector 46, in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Mount Carmel Tennis
500 for sports wing trials
Patiala, May 20
Punjabi University, Patiala, conducted trials for the university sports wing on its campus here today.


 



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