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City hits magnificent 6 in CBSE PMT
l Six make it to top 100 l 70 out of 2,000 clear exam l Toppers hit bull’s eye in first attempt l Boys excel girls
Aarushi Singla : For Boys (L to R) Prashant Verma (37), Vidur Bansal (52), Akhil Monga (14), Anupam Gupta (19).Girls (L to R) Aarushi Singla (6) and Bhanu Malhotra (48). this daughter of a PWD engineer and a government school principal, nothing was much bigger than getting admitted to a medical college.

Boys (L to R) Prashant Verma (37), Vidur Bansal (52), Akhil Monga (14), Anupam Gupta (19).Girls (L to R) Aarushi Singla (6) and Bhanu Malhotra (48). Tribune photo: S Chandan

28 PU teachers adjudged ‘poor’ performers
Chandigarh, May 24
About 28 members of the Panjab University teaching faculty have been evaluated as the “worst teachers” in the varsity in a report compiled by the PU Campus Students Council based on a survey it had conducted. The shortlisted teachers have been marked “fail” on all five stipulated parameters by over 51 per cent of students in the relevant class.

‘Vested interests put spanner in the works’
We went by the book: Rodrigues
Chandigarh, May 24
Four months after demitting office as Punjab governor-cum-UT administrator, Gen (retd) Sunith Francis Rodrigues today broke his silence on the city’s controversial ‘mega projects’, blaming what he called “vested interests” for derailing them.

Populist move their cross to bear
Mohali, May 24
A populist decision by the Punjab School Education Board to give a special chance to students who got compartment in the middle standard exams has boomeranged.



Mega project fiasco
Puts brakes on development
Chandigarh, May 24
‘Once bitten, twice shy’ - that seems to be the attitude of the UT administration bureaucrats regarding new development schemes in the city in the aftermath of the debacle of the ‘mega projects’.

Girls cover themselves from the sweltering sun on a hot Monday afternoon in Chandigarh City sizzles at 43 °C
Records season’s highest temperature
Chandigarh, May 24
The maximum temperature soared to 43 degrees Celsius - the season's highest and the hottest day in May so far in the city today. However, the minimum temperature dipped to 27.2 degrees Celsius, almost five degrees less compared to 32 degrees recorded yesterday.

Girls cover themselves from the sweltering sun on a hot Monday afternoon in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Curtain down on apni mandi
MC barred from using admn land
Chandigarh, May 24
The tussle between the Chandigarh administration and the Municipal Corporation is likely to upset the household budget of a majority of city residents as the former has asked the latter not to hold apni mandi on the administration land.

Suicide bid by rape victim outside DGP’s office
Panchkula, May 24
High drama was witnessed at the Sector 6 General Hospital after a woman from Kurukshetra, who accused police of inaction in a rape case filed by her, allegedly consumed some poisonous substance outside the DGP’s office here today.

 A polio-striken boy out in search of food on his trolley at Sector 7 in Chandigarh.
WHEELS ON MOVE: A polio-striken boy out in search of food on his trolley at Sector 7 in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

40 pc tubewells go dry
Mohali, May 24
With 40 per cent of the tube wells supplying water to residents having become non-functional due to falling water table and the Phase V and VI of the Kajauli waterworks still a distant dream, residents blame authorities concerned for failing to realize the urgency of augmenting water supply system in Mohali.

Forest dept now targets illegal structures
Mohali, May 24 After filing police cases against the violators who have damaged eco-fragile Shivalik hills in Majri block, the Forest Department is targeting those who have raised illegal structures, including farmhouses in and around Naygaon, Nada and Tanda villages.

First successful renal transplant
Mohali, May 24
In a major boost to medical facilities in the region, the first renal transplant at Fortis Hospital, Mohali was successfully conducted on 33 -year -old Parveen Padam by a team led by Dr Arjinder Singh Bains, senior consultant, renal transplant and Dr Harinder Jit Singh Gill, senior consultant, nephrology.

Nod to quota for wards of decorated cops
Chandigarh, May 24
The Ministry of Home Affairs has approved a proposal for the reservation for wards, dependents and spouses of all awardees of the President’s Police Medal for gallantry and police medals for gallantry for admission in various professional colleges functioning under the Chandigarh administration.

Parrots of Asiad Circus exhibit their skill at Dussehra Ground, Phase-VIII, Mohali,
Parrots of Asiad Circus exhibit their skill at Dussehra Ground, Phase-VIII, Mohali, 
on Monday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu 

Disproportionate Assets
Former NAC secy gets two-year RI
Chandigarh, May 24
A CBI court today awarded two-year rigorous imprisonment to Joginder Singh Walia, former secretary of NAC, Mani Majra.The court had held him guilty on May 22, twenty-eight years after he was booked for possessing disproportionate assets. The CBI special judge Darshan Singh also slapped him a fine of Rs 25,000. However, he was released after furnishing a bond of Rs 50,000.

Residents sweat it out, literally
Chandigarh, May 24
Unannounced power cuts and low voltage to various sectors and colonies is having a crippling impact on the industry, besides forcing residents to spend sleepless nights.


Students of Jain Girls Senior Secondary School, Ambala Cantt, after the declaration of class XII results on Monday. Haryana Board Results
Govt school students get top 10 positions
Panchkula, May 24
Government schools once again outperformed private schools in class XII exams the results of which were declared by the Haryana School Education board today.

Students of Jain Girls Senior Secondary School, Ambala Cantt, after the declaration of class XII results on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Pushpa Kumari, who scored 87.41 per cent marks in the senior secondary examination in Panchkula Defying odds, Pushpa second in district
Panchkula, May 24
“Oh God I can’t believe this” was the first reaction of Pushpa, a student of Sarthak Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 12-A, who has secured second position in the district by securing 87.20 per cent marks in the Haryana School Education Board class XII commerce stream, the results of which were declared today.

Pushpa Kumari, who scored 87.41 per cent marks in the senior secondary examination in Panchkula. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Current teaching style ‘insufficient’ for competitive exams
Chandigarh, May 24
While the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) may have time and again issued its “anti coaching” directives to the schools, city toppers and academicians consider the current syllabus pattern and teaching style “insufficient” for any competitive exam, including the boards own medical and all-India entrance.

Bal Niketan does it again
Chandigarh, May 24
Continuing its legacy of scoring the top positions in various competitive exams, Bal Niketan School, Sector 37, has another topper duo in the CBSE All-India Pre-Medical Test to its credit.

Rs 51,000 award for needy toppers
Chandigarh, May 24
The Bhai Jaitajee Foundation (BJF), which is partnering with Anand Kumars’ Ramanujan School of Mathematics (RSM), Patna, to fund the underprivileged and poor children of Punjab to join “SUPER 30” and regular programmes of RSM today announced cash awards of Rs 51,000 for toppers in the admission test.

Talking during free period, beware!
GMSSS-35 principal slaps girl student
Chandigarh, May 24
A high drama prevailed at Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 35, here today when principal Indu Bala allegedly slapped a student.According to a police complaint filed by the class XII student Mini Thakur, the principal insulted her and even slapped her for talking to a friend during a free period today.

Students relive memories at SD College
Chandigarh, May 24
GGDSD College, Sector 32, organised its alumni meet on the college premises yesterday, where outgoing team of executive members elected new office-bearers of the College Alumni Association.


Trends in education discussed
Rajpura, May 24
An international conference on EduMatics was inaugurated by Prof R Natarajan, former chairman of AICTE, Chitkara here on Saturday.He spoke about trends in integration of technology with education. The aim was to provide a platform for researchers, engineers and academicians to present their research results and development activities in education and computer technology.

Kalka, Pinjore reel under water crisis
Kalka, May 24
With the rise in mercury, residents of Kalka, Pinjore have been plagued with water scarcity. Anguished over the acute-water shortage in Pinjore town for the past more than a month , the residents rued that the department of public health and the government of Haryana had not made proper arrangements for adequate water supply in the area , which was causing great inconvenience to them.

1 killed, another injured in road mishap
Dera Bassi, May 24
One person was killed, while another was seriously injured in a road accident near Dera Bassi today morning.According to information, a Honda car coming from Chandigarh to Ambala hit Indica car, which was also coming from the same direction near Sukhmani School today morning. As a result, one person died on the spot, while another was seriously injured who were travelling in the Indica car.

39 panther skins seized
Kalka, May, 24
A team of Wildlife and Forest Department, Pinjore, on a tip off today recovered 39 panther skins from ‘Bhairon Ki Ser’ village adjoining Kalka.

BJP condemns attack on former district chief
Bassi Pathana, May 24
The local unit of BJP in its meeting held here today strongly condemned the attack on its former district president Lal Chand Jindal at Mandi Gobindgarh town yesterday.Rajiv Singla, local president said the members passed a resolution for the immediate arrest of the culprits and threatened that if the police did not arrest them, the BJP would organise dharna at the district headquarters.

Food inspector acquitted
Ropar, May 24
The court of District Sessions Judge GK Dhir today acquitted a food inspector of corruption charges, citing lack of evidence.

Players in action during the Hot Weather Tournament at the YPS, Patiala, on Monday. DMW club beat NICS by 1 run
Patiala, May 24
The DMW Cricket Club registered their second victory in a close match when they defeated National Institute Cricket Sports (NICS), Patiala, by just one run during a match that was played at YPS ground, Patiala.

Players in action during the Hot Weather Tournament at the YPS, Patiala, on Monday.Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar


SI sent to judicial custody
Chandigarh, May 24
A CBI court today sent sub-inspector Nirmal Singh to judicial custody. He will now have to appear in the court on June 7.Sleuths of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had arrested Nirmal yesterday for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000. A case under the Prevention of Corruption Act was registered against the accused on a complaint of Subash Kumar, a resident of Sector 48. 

Escape of Convict
Cops get relief after 7 years
Chandigarh, May 24
Seven years after a case was registered against them, head constable Janender Kumar and constable Jai Pal, who were allegedly involved in the escape of a convict, were acquitted by a local court here today. They had filed an appeal against the judgment of conviction and order of sentence passed by the then Judicial Magistrate. The duo had been convicted and sentenced to three-month imprisonment under Section 223 of the IPC.


Foetus found in sewer
Chandigarh, May 24
A resident of Dadu Majra Colony was shocked when he found a foetus from the blocked sewer in a bathroom located outside his house today.Vicky, the owner of the house, told the police that he found the sewer in his bathroom blocked. He poked the drain with a rod and found a doll like object struck in it. When he pulled out, he was shocked to find a human foetus. In charge of the Maloya police post sub-inspector Baldev Kumar said the foetus had been sent to the Sector 16 Government Multi-Specialty Hospital for examination.

130 bottles of liquor seized
Panchkula, May 24
The local police intercepted a white Safari car loaded with 130 bottles of English liquor near Ramgarh on the National Highway-73 here this evening.Jangsher Singh, SHO of Chandi Mandir police station, said they had received secret information about the liquor being smuggled in Safari car. Though we managed to intercept the car, driver and helper managed to flee from the spot.

Daughter shot at by father
Panchkula, May 24
A head constable in the 37 Battalion of the ITBP, Ram Niwas, shot at and injured his 20-year-old daughter Sonia after he had an altercation with her over some issue.

Newspaper hawker attacked
Panchkula, May 24
A newspaper hawker was attacked with sharp-edged weapons by six persons in Industrial Area, Phase-II, here this morning.

Eight held for trespass
Chandigarh, May 24
The police arrested eight persons for trespassing and rioting at a showroom by breaking open its locks in Sector 30 here this morning.


Golf meet at British School
Chandigarh, May 24
A two-day Pitch and Putt Golf Tournament will be played at British School in Sector 44-B here from May 29.According to sources, this is the first tournament that will be organised by the British School Junior Golf Academy and the competition is open to students of the tricity for which entry forms are available on the school premises as also at the Chandigarh Golf Club.

Pardeep scripts Rihalz Warriors win
Panchkula, May 24
Superb unbeaten knock of 91 runs by Pardeep enabled Rihalz Warriors to register eight-wicket win over Kamksha Cricket, Raipur, on the inaugural match of the All-India Dr DD Sharma Memorial Cricket Tournament (U-15) at Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium, Sector 3, here today.


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