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Sacred Heart girls clinch top spots
Ludhiana, May 19
Students of Sacred Heart Convent School students secured the top positions in the commerce, medical, nonmedical and humanities streams of the Class 12 CBSE examinations.

HURRAH: (From left) Jannat, Ankita, Inderjot Kaur and Akriti, all from Sacred Heart, who topped in the commerce, humanities, medical and non-medical streams, respectively, in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


Ludhiana, May 19
“I knew I could do it and I did it,” were the words of Jaswinder Singh, who is suffering from cerebral palsy, after he learnt that he had scored 78.4 per cent in the Class XII (non-medical) examination conducted by the CBSE, the result of which was declared today.

I did it: Jaswinder Singh, who is suffering from cerebral palsy, has scored 78.4 per cent. Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Girls outdo boys yet again
Priyanka (extreme right) of DAV School bracketed topper of commerce stream of the CBSE plus two in Ludhiana with her principalLudhiana, May 19
Though the percentage of marks secured by the toppers of in the class 12 CBSE examinations came down by about 2 per cent this year as compared to 97.3 last year, girl students dominated the performance in the district once again.

Priyanka (extreme right) of DAV School bracketed topper of commerce stream of the CBSE plus two in Ludhiana with her principal. A Tribune photo

Sat Paul Mittal School girl tops ICSE exam in city
Ludhiana, May 19
Nyamat Chadha, a student of Sat Paul Mittal School, secured the top position in the class 10 ICSE examinations in the city with an overall score of 96.4 per cent marks. She scored 94 per cent in English, 90 in science, 96 in environmental education and 97 each in social studies and computer applications. Meanwhile, Jujhar Singh and Jaisal Brar topped in mathematics with 99 per cent marks.

Nyamat Chadha

No shortcut to success, say toppers
Manroop (left) and Sonaal Bhanot from BCM Arya Model School, Shastri Nagar, joint toppers in the non-medical stream of the CBSE Class XII examLudhiana, May 19
Belonging to a family of doctors Akriti Gupta, the Sacred Heart Convent School student who emerged the topper in the class 12 CBSE examinations in the medical stream with 95.2 per cent marks, aspires to be a doctor like her parents.

Manroop (left) and Sonaal Bhanot from BCM Arya Model School, Shastri Nagar, joint toppers in the non-medical stream of the CBSE Class XII exam. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


No checks on chemists peddling habit-forming drugs
Ludhiana, May 19
The cancer of drug trafficking by a mafia operating in the city has spread its tentacles not only in Punjab but also surrounding states. Narcotic substances worth crores of rupees are sold without proper sale or purchase records from Pindi Street, the local wholesale market for medicines.

Demolition drive at Dugri
Ludhiana, May 19
An illegal structure razed on Dugri road during a demolition drive in Ludhiana During another demolition drive at Dugri, officials and workers of the building branch, along with police personnel, demolished several extended portions of houses and business establishments here today. The drive began in the morning from the Preet Cinema road. Illegal structures along both sides of the road were demolished. Rehris and extension counters were removed with the help of three JCB machines.

An illegal structure razed on Dugri road during a demolition drive in Ludhiana
on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Mayawati’s effigy burnt
Ludhiana, May 19
The Bharatiya Balmiki Samaj (Bharat) today burnt the effigy of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati at the Mini Secretariat here today.

Rise in Accidents
Not enough traffic cops on Samrala road
Samrala, May 19
Ill-equipped traffic cops, engineering faults and poor driving skills are leading to a number of accidents on the Ludhiana-Chandigarh road. Three major accidents were reported on this stretch near Samrala this month, wherein eight persons lost their lives.

Software upgrade hits bank transactions
Ludhiana, May 19
Customers of Axis Bank are having a tough time as transactions have come to a halt for the past two days. The work for software upgradation is going on in the bank due to which the systems have either gone very slow or have become non-functional. One of the customers of the bank said it was the second day today that he had come to the bank to get his FD renewed, but failed to do so.

Poor deprived of optional vaccination
Can’t afford costly shots in private hospitals
Ludhiana, May 19
The non-availability of optional vaccination in public health sector has added to the woes of the economically weaker sections as they can't afford to get their children up to the age of five years vaccinated in private hospitals.

These brave hearts make parents proud
Ludhiana, May 19
Every thalassaemic child, who is undergoing treatment at DMCH and is fighting against all odds, is indeed a “brave heart”.

World Hepatitis Day
200 patients given free consultation
Ludhiana, May 19
More than 200 patients were provided free consultation at the hepatitis awareness camp organised at Deepak Hospital, Sarabha Nagar, on the World Hepatitis Day today.

From Schools
Teachers updated with new CBSE pattern
Ludhiana, May 19
Meenu Goswami, principal, BBP School, Delhi, yesterday conducted an orientation programme at Bal Bharati Public School. An expert in Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE), Goswami was there in the school under the programme launched by the CBSE.

Dakha gets Rs 2.5 lakh grant
Mullanpur Dakha, May 19
MP Manish Tewari handed over a grant of Rs 2.5 lakh to Dakha village sarpanch recently. This was the second part of Rs 5 lakh grant sanctioned by Tewari from his quota. Rest of the amount was handed over to the sarpanch a few months ago.

Anti-corruption society constitutes unit
Raikot, May 19
The Anti-Crime Prevention and Community Oriented Policing Society constituted its unit of the Sudhar block recently. Working to fight the menace of bribery and other social evils, its national president Varinder Singh Sant said awareness among the rural masses against these evils was a must. He said they would contact educational institutions of the area and raise awareness among students by conducting seminars and public meetings.

PWD staff condemn govt’s policies
Ludhiana, May 19
The district unit of Punjab PWD Employees Union has condemned the state government for its "anti-employee" policies. The Punjab State Employee Union, in a meeting held on the premises of PWD office said that the state government was dilly-dallying the long pending demands of government employees, semi-government employees and pensioners for the past three-years and due to this "callous" attitude, there was great resentment among employees.

11 needy girls married off
Mandi Gobindgarh, May 19
In continuation of its series of organising marriages of needy girls, the local Nishkam Kirtan Sewa Society solemnised the marriage of 11 girls at Dussehra ground here.


3 booked for manhandling girls
Raikot, May 19
The Raikot police yesterday registered a case against three youths for allegedly manhandled girls and driver of a mini-bus, belonging to Rishab Spinning Mills, Jodhan, on May 16.

1 held with illicit liquor
Khanna: The police has arrested a resident of Kishanpura village with 15 bottles of illicit liquor. The accused has been identified as Shyam Kumar. A case has been registered against the accused under various sections of the Excise Act.

Rs 3 lakh stolen from car
Ludhiana, May 19
Unidentified persons smashed rear windscreen of a parked car and decamped with a bag containing Rs 3 lakh at the Hero Chowk here today.


4 convicted of trespass, assault
Ludhiana, May 19
Judicial Magistrate PS Kaleka has convicted four persons of a family on the charges of criminal trespass into a shop of their neighbour, Shankar Soni of Janakpuri, and attacking him. All have been ordered to undergo a sentence of two years each.

Hockey meet in Prithipal Singh’s memory from today
Ludhiana, May 19
The Jarkhar Hockey Academy in association with the Ludhiana Sportsmen Welfare Association will organise a hockey tournament for sub-junior boys in the memory of legendry hockey figure and first Padma Shree awardee Prithipal Singh at Mata Sahib Kaur Hockey Stadium, Jarkhar, near here, from May 20 to 25.




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