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Kalki 1st in tricity with 98 pc
Kalki Kukreja Chandigarh, May 26
Once again, city girls have made a clean sweep of the top slots in the CBSE Class X examinations, the result of which was declared today.

Kalki Kukreja



What a day! Toppers celebrate at Sacred Heart School, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Punjab board Class XII results
Rural girl beats odds
Durali (Mohali), May 26
Her udaan has begun. Today when the merit list of Class XII result of the Punjab School Education Board was released, 18- year-old Harpreet Kaur, who hails from a humble rural background, saw her dreams taking shape.


EARLIER STORIES

Professional Rivalry
One arrested for killing 2 taxi drivers
Chandigarh, May 26
Professional rivalry led a Sector 45-based taxi driver to allegedly hatch a conspiracy with three others to kill two fellow drivers before dumping their bodies at separate places in Haryana on May 16.

Foreign tourists among six drugged on train
Chandigarh, May 26
Two British nationals, besides four others, were reportedly drugged on the Chandigarh-Dehradun special train. The incident came to light when the railway staff found the victims in a semi-conscious state during the inspection of the train at the Chandigarh railway station this afternoon.

A British national who was drugged. Tribune photo


COMMUNITY

Students give two hoots to traffic norms
Chandigarh, May 26
All efforts by the Chandigarh Administration to assimilate road safety with education fall flat if one goes by the massive traffic violations by the schoolchildren. It is evident to mention that in 2007, UT administrator Gen SF Rodrigues (retd) had released a book titled “Road Safety-Our Concern”, to be introduced it in the curricula of Class VI onwards to inculcate traffic sense in students.

Unmindful of the traffic hazard, students cross the road divider between Sector 10 and 11 in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Dr Chug to be Haryana’s DG health
Chandigarh, May 26
Dr Veena Chug will now be Haryana, director-general, health service-I. An undertaking to this effect was given by the counsel for the state of Haryana before Justice Ajay Tewari of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, on a petition filed by Dr Chug. She had brought under the high court’s scanner the appointment of Dr Narveer Singh as director-general, health.

Missing Names
EC sends letters to include voters
Chandigarh, May 26
The election commission office has devised a new way to reach out to those who could not vote in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections.

Drive against water-borne diseases
Mohali, May 26
As many as 118 teams would be operating in various parts of Mohali district during a campaign being launched by the health department to create awareness among people about dengue, malaria and other water-borne diseases.

Flag march in Ram Darbar after clash
Chandigarh, May 26
Less than 24 hours after miscreants indulged in bloody clashes at Dadu Majra and in the emergency ward of the Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, Sector 16, late last night, two groups of youngsters resorted to stone-pelting following an altercation over an old feud at Ram Darbar today.

The youths accused of rioting at Dadu Majra Colony being taken to the district courts in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Housing for Poor
CHB to facilitate execution of Central scheme
Chandigarh, May 26
The Chandigarh Housing Board will play the role of facilitator for effective implementation of the Government of India, Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation formulated scheme “Interest Subsidy Scheme for Housing the Urban Poor”.

Meeting to review beautification
Chandigarh, May 26
Home Secretary Ram Niwas convened a meeting to review the beautification and upgrade of Sector 17. The MC Commissioner said tenders for civil works for the upgrade of Sector 17 (A and B) had been received and the allotment had been kept pending as the architectural drawings were yet to be finalised by the UT Chief Architect.

Featherweights observe 23rd anniversary
Chandigarh, May 26
“Featherweights”, the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) only unit operating the heavy-lift Mi 26 helicopter, celebrated its 23rd anniversary with a great military pageantry and pride here. A barakhana for airmen and their families and a social evening at the Officers’ Mess were among the events organised to commemorate the event.

Tobacco Act
Pubs, discos raided
Chandigarh, May 26
Raids were conducted on 10 pubs and four discos across the city to check the violation of the Control of Tobacco Products Act.

Video link for Burail Jail, district courts soon
Chandigarh, May 26
In a significant development that may go a long way in speedy disposal of justice, the Chandigarh administration is introducing video conferencing facility at the Burail Jail and the district courts here.


EDUCATION

CBSE Class X Result
Convent schools top among toppers
Chandigarh, May 26
Convent schools have taken a lead among toppers in the CBSE Class X result in the city, the result for which was declared today. Kalki Kukreja of Scared Heart School, Sector 26, got top position in the tricity with 98 per cent followed by a tie on second position by Harsimran Bhatia of St Annes School, Sector 32, and Aradhana Gupta of Carmel Convent School, Sector 9, with 97.8 per cent and Shagun of Sacred Heart School has scored 97.6 per cent.

Akhil BahuguanaAkhil first in Panchkula
Panhckula, May 26
‘Determination along with hard work’ is the success mantra Akhil Bahuguana, a student of Bhavan Vidyalaya, speaks off, who secured 97 per cent and stood first in Panchkula in the CBSE Class X examinations.

Nishant Ojha who topped in Mohali by securing 97.4 per cent. Nishant shines in Mohali
Mohali, May 26
Nishant Ojha was all smiles on hearing that he had topped the city by securing 97.4 per cent in the Class X CBSE results declared today. He said his class fellows and the school authorities were celebrating his success. In a reversal of trend, boys have got the first three positions in the city.

Nishant Ojha who topped in Mohali by securing 97.4 per cent. A Tribune photograph

Arshdeep scores 97.2%, tops Patiala
Patiala, May 26
The results of Class X, CBSE, have been declared today. Students of St Peter’s Academy, Guru Nanak Foundation Public School and Our Lady of Fatima Convent School have maintained their tradition of academic excellence in the examinations.

Rural students make their mark
Chandigarh, May 26
With the declaration of CBSE Class X results, success turns sweeter for those who fought against all odds to achieve it.

DAV, PKR Jain School get top two positions
Ambala, May 26
Murlidhar DAV Public School and PKR Jain Public School, Ambala, jointly secured first position in the district in Class X, CBSE, examinations. Himankshi Mishra of DAV Public School achieved 97.8 per cent while Prashant got 96.6 per cent and Ayush Verma 96.4 per cent in the examinations.


Toppers of Murlidhar DAV Public School celebrate in Ambala on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph


 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Vienna Backlash
Cops hold flag march
Patiala, May 26
After a restless day, the city situation was under control today. Initially, the residents were a little apprehensive as to what turn the situation might take, as there were curfews in few areas of Punjab. Therefore, the city was comparatively calmer and even the markets did not open in the morning.

Power board signs purchase pact
Patiala, May 26
The Punjab State Electricity Board today signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with M/s GVK Power (Goindwal Sahib) Limited for the purchase of power from 2x270 MW Thermal Power Project to be developed by the firm at Goindwal Sahib of Tarn Taran district.

Protesters submit memorandum to Kalka SDM
Kalka, May 26
Anguished over the murder of Sant Ramanand in Austria, hundreds of people of Guru Ravidas Mandir, Pinjore, HMT and various other organisations of Guru Ravidas Mandir, Bitna, organised a protest procession headed by Balbir Singh Ranga, former president of Guru Ravidas Sabha, Panchkula, today in Kalka and Pinjore.

Body found on rail track
Bassi Pathana, May 26
A dead body was found on the rail track near ITI grounds this morning. The lineman patrolling the Sirhind-Bassi Pathana section of the rail track noticed a body of a youth lying near the track. He informed the SHO GRP police station, Sirhind. The police took the body to the civil hospital for postmortem.

250 patients attend medical camps
Kalka, May 26
Under a special campaign, administration of Civil Hospital, Kalka, has started free medical health check-up camps in the adjoining villages of Kalka.


COURTS

Corruption Case
Ex-judge moves HC for suspension of sentence
Chandigarh, May 26
UT’s former Judicial Magistrate Surinder Singh Bhardwaj, convicted and sentenced on May 16 under the Prevention of Corruption Act by CBI’s Special Judge Jagdeep Jain, has in an appeal filed in the Punjab and Haryana High Court prayed for suspension of sentence.

Justice Nirmal Yadav gets Ferozepur division
Chandigarh, May 26
Justice Nirmal Yadav of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, who proceeded on leave following the surfacing of her name in the cash-for-judge scam, was today made the administrative judge of the Ferozepur sessions division.

Couple kidnapping case
Police remand of accused extended
Zirakpur, May 26
A Dera Bassi court today extended one-day police remand for the three accused, Tarsem, Raju and Parveen, for allegedly kidnapping a 23-year-old married woman at gunpoint in Zirakpur on May 21. The accused were earlier sent to four-day police remand after they were arrested from Kauli village near Patiala after a long chase. Though the police had demanded a police remand for three days, the court sent the trio to one-day remand.

Consumer CourtS
Immigration firm fined Rs 15,000
Chandigarh, May 26
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Healthway Immigration Consultant Pvt Limited, Sector 42, to pay Rs 15,000 in compensation along with a refund of Rs 35,000 for deficiency in service.
Travel agent gets 1-yr jail
Chandigarh, May 26
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has sentenced Satinder Kumar, proprietor of Kanan Tour and Travels to one-year imprisonment for non-compliance of orders.

.303 not prohibited bore
Chandigarh, May 26
The three-judge Bench of Chief Justice Tirath Singh Thakur, Justice Jasbir Singh and Justice Hemant Gupta has held .303 riffle is not a prohibited bore weapon.

Court reserves order on appeal of MC chief
Panchkula, May 26
Panchkula Sessions Court has reserved order on the appeal filed by MC president Ravinder Rawal against the Municipal Council tribunal order in which his election was declared null and void.


CRIME

Gang of robbers busted; three arrested
Chandigarh, May 26
With the arrest of three youths, the Chandigarh police today claimed to have busted a five-member inter-state gang of robbers. The police said they seized arms and two stolen motor cycles from the accused when they were planning to strike at a house in Sector 46 in the wee hours today.

A police team takes the accused to the Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, Sector 16, for a medical examination in Chandigarh on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

2 youths held for impersonation
Chandigarh, May 26
The Chandigarh police today arrested a youth who was allegedly appearing in a physical test in place of his friend during the ongoing recruitment of constables in Police Lines, Sector 26, here. The police has arrested the other person also.

Power board employee held for molestation
Panchkula, May 26
The police today arrested a superintending engineer with the Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam allegedly for molesting a 22-year-old girl who went to appear for an interview before him.

SPORTS

Fitness camp for Ranji Trophy
30 probables put through their paces
Mohali, May 26
The fitness and training camp organised by Punjab Cricket Association for 30 probables of Ranji Trophy (Under 22 and Under 19) concluded at PCA here today. The camp was conducted from May 5.

AITA Series
Ashima upsets fourth-seed Chavi
Chandigarh, May 26
Ashima Garg defeated fourth seed Chavi Saxena 4-2, 3-4 (3), 4-2 in girls’ under-16 quarterfinal AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament organised by Chandigarh Club Tennis Academy (CCTA) on Chandigarh Club courts here today.

CISF edge past IAF in thriller
Chandigarh, May 26
CISF defeated IAF team by 9-8 in the first match of the Olympian Dharam Singh Memorial Six-a side Hockey meet held at the Sector-18 hockey ground here today. Cyril Ekka proved to be a wrecker by scoring seven goals.

A match in progress between IAF and CISF at the Sector 18 hockey ground in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Shivam steers GNPS to win
Chandigarh, May 26
An aggressive knock of 103 runs by Shivam Bhambri in 101 balls and sensible innings of 53 by Shubham Chand helped GNPS and CCA Academy beat APJ School Cricket Academy by 55 runs in the APJ Cup Under-14 meet.


 



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