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And so shone the tricity stars
CBSE Class XII: Garima tops tricity; Anam in medical
Chandigarh, May 19
The Central Board of Secondary Education announced its class XII results today. Though the overall percentage and the highest scores were way less than the last year’s, it brought success to many, though at a price. Success did not come for free for toppers in the tricity who gave up their first love, be it for sports or other hobbies, to excel in academics.

CBSE class XII toppers (from left) Dashank Arora (96.2 pc; non-medical) of DAV, Sector 8; Saloni Singh (95 pc; arts) of DAV, Panchkula; Tushar Dogra (96.2 pc; non-medical) of SD School, Sector 32; and Garima Kaushal (96.4 pc; commerce) of Carmel Convent, Sector 9, flash victory signs in Chandigarh on Wednesday. (Inset) Anam Sidiqui (96 pc; medical) of KV-47.
Basking In Glory: CBSE class XII toppers (from left) Dashank Arora (96.2 pc; non-medical) of DAV, Sector 8; Saloni Singh (95 pc; arts) of DAV, Panchkula; Tushar Dogra (96.2 pc; non-medical) of SD School, Sector 32; and Garima Kaushal (96.4 pc; commerce) of Carmel Convent, Sector 9, flash victory signs in Chandigarh on Wednesday. (Inset) Anam Sidiqui (96 pc; medical) of KV-47. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan


ICSE Class X
Agam Singh Bedi
Boys outshine girls at YPS
Mohali, May 19
Boys have bagged all three top positions at Yadavindra Public School (YPS) in the ISCE (Class X), the results of which were declared today. Agam Singh Bedi, who topped YPS, made his school and parents proud by securing 96.5 per cent marks. Feeling on top of the world, Agam, who was surrounded by journalists after the declaration of the result, said he was expecting 95 per cent marks, but was a little apprehensive about the results, as some factors were beyond one’s control.

Some toppers study smartly
Chandigarh, May 19
With ISC (class XII) results being declared today, students of Yadavindra Public School (YPS) have done the school proud by getting first three positions in tricity in various streams.

Govt schools outshine private ones
Chandigarh, May 19
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class XII results have caused celebrations at government schools here, which have, after a long time, witnessed better results than private schools.

Saloni tops in humanities
Classroom focus topper’s mantra
Anjali shines in Mohali

 Those who beat the odds 
Fulfilling her mom’s last wish
Poor vision no deterrent
Defying economic hardship
A very able pupil
A stitch in time


CBI probe into mega projects back on track
Chandigarh, May 19
The ghost of the controversial ‘mega’ projects continues to haunt former UT administration officials who were associated with them. Close on the heels of several top officials being questioned by a home affairs ministry inquiry officer on their role in allotting land to certain firms in the IT Park here, the CBI has reportedly made some progress in its investigations into two of the projects -Film City and Amusement Park.

Firefighters try to douse flames at Leisure Valley in Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

GMCH doc’s reappointment set to kick up a row
Chandigarh, May 19
The recent move by the Government Medical College & Hospital, Sector 32 to reappoint Dr Balbir Singh in the anatomy department after he retired as professor on April 30 this year threatens to snowball into a major controversy with some doctors planning to knock the doors of UT administrator Shivraj Patil. The doctors have alleged the facts pertaining to the case have been “twisted” to facilitate his return.

Educators learn to tackle hyperactive children
Mohali, May 19
An orientation programme on ‘Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder’ (ADHD) was organised for the educators of Small Wonder School and Smart Wonders School today. Well-known psychiatrist from Fortis, Dr Simi Waraich, was invited to shed light on the disorder.

Metro to spread wings
Chandigarh, May 19
The much-touted Metro rail will now run beyond the pre-decided points in the tricity in the first phase if all goes as demanded by the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana.

Protest against NHAI for razing dargah
Panchkula, May 19
Hundreds of protestors raised slogans against the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) for demolishing Peer Baba dargah on National Highway 22 here today. The ‘sewadar’ of the dargah alleged that the structure was razed in the wee hours today without any prior notice by the NHAI authorities.

Fire breaks out at BSNL exchange
Property worth lakhs damaged
Mohali, May 19
A fire broke out in the customer service centre at the BSNL exchange building in Phase IV here this morning damaging property worth lakhs of rupees. The fire was noticed around 7 am, after which the fire brigade was informed. Two fire engines reached the spot and brought the flames under control.

Bomb shell recovered
Chandigarh, May 19
A bomb shell was recovered from a heap at the Dadu Majra garbage processing plant here this afternoon. The police recorded a daily diary report.


PU not to approve non-accredited college courses
Chandigarh, May 19
In one of the two crucial decisions taken at its meeting today, the Panjab University syndicate agreed the varsity would not accord recognition to courses of any college till they are accredited by apex bodies like the All India Council of Technical Education and the National Council of Technical Education.


Toy trains to Shimla carrying tourists beyond capacity
Kalka, May 19
With the rise in mercury, toy trains running on the Kalka - Shimla Heritage Rail Track has become the favourite mode of transport for tourists wanting to visit Shimla. The toy trains plying between Kalka and Shimla have been running over crowded this season.

Girls ahead of boys in Patiala
Patiala, May 19
Girls have once again outperformed boys in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class XII board examinations in Patiala, the results of which were declared today.

Mrinal scores 95.6pc in non-medical stream
Ambala, May 19
Mrinal Grover of Army Public School, Ambala Cantt, topped the school by securing 95.6 per cent marks in the non-medical stream, while Surbhi Gupta, a student of Murlidhar DAV Public Senior Secondary School, Ambala City, secured the top position by scoring 95 per cent marks in the commerce stream in the Class XII CBSE examination, the result of which was declared today.

Naraingarh MC Poll
43 candidates in fray for 13 wards
Ambala, May 19
As the battle lines have been drawn for the municipal elections in the state, 43 candidates are battling out for 13 wards of the Naraingarh municipal committee, the elections of which are scheduled to be held tomorrow.

Centre monitors social welfare schemes
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 19
A national-level monitor today visited Fatehgarh Sahib to monitor the schemes being run by the state government with the help of central government.

Student jumps from third floor, hurt
Kharar, May 19
A girl student of the Guru Gobind Singh College of Management and Technology (GGSCMT) jumped from the second floor of the college building.

Medicine shop raided, owner booked
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 19
A team of health department officials yesterday got a case registered against a shopkeeper in Chhaleri for not cooperating with the team and not allowing the members to take samples of a medicine being sold by him.

2 hurt in road mishap
Kalka, May 19
In a hit-and-run case, a recklessly driven Haryana roadways bus hit two pedestrians of Shiv Colony, Pinjore.

DRM booked
Ambala, May 19
The Ambala police today registered a case against DRM Y P Singh on a complaint filed by the Protection for Animals (PFA), Chandigarh.


Consumer Forum
Forum orders shopkeeper to pay Rs 13,700
Chandigarh, May 19
Holding a retail shop deficient in service, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed it to pay Rs 8,700, the cost of a mobile phone, along with Rs 5,000 as compensation and costs of litigation, to the complainant.

Electronics firm fined Rs 5,000
Chandigarh, May 19
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed city-based Electroage Consumer Electronics Goods and Delhi-based Samsung India Electronics to pay a sum of Rs 5,000 as compensation to a Solan resident.

Wg Cdr acquitted of culpable homicide charge
Chandigarh, May 19
The Armed Forces Tribunal has acquitted a wing commander, who was cashiered and sentenced to rigorous imprisonment by a general court martial (GCM) for culpable homicide involving the death of a signalman 12 years ago.

Kidnapping Case
Bail plea of two accused dismissed
Panchkula, May 19
The bail application of both Rachit Nagpal and Abhishek, accused of kidnapping minor boy Nipun Gupta, was dismissed by a local court here today.


Eleven-year old dies in mishap
Chandigarh, May 19
Eleven-year-old Usman was killed after a Mahindra jeep rammed into his bicycle while he was crossing a road at Dhanas village here this morning.

One booked for fraud
Chandigarh, May 19
The police booked a Mohali resident on charges of fraudulently transferring his brother’s property in his name.


Tennis Meet
Ravnoor, Gurinder in semis

Chandigarh, May 19
A CLTA trainee Ravnoor Kaur moved into the semifinal of the women’s singles beating Priyanka Rawat of Uttrakhand in straight sets in the All-India Ranking (Rs 50,000) Tennis Tournament at the CLTA courts, Sector 10.

DAV to face CHF Academy in final
Chandigarh, May 19
DAV Academy (DAVA), Sector 8, set to clash with CHF Academy (CHFA) in the final of the Under-19 Hockey Championship being held at the Hockey Stadium in Sector 18. In the semifinal matches played today, CHFA whipped SGGS Khalsa School, Sector 26, by eight goals to one, while DAVA beat Shivalik Public School (A) by 5-4 via penalty shootout.

A hockey match between DAV Academy and CHF Academy in progress at Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph


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