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CBSE X: No cheer, all confusion
CGPA makes debut
Over 80 score perfect 10
Bhavan Vidyalaya takes lion’s share
Chandigarh, May 28
The CBSE helpline started receiving frantic calls since morning after the class X results were declared today. Confused, students were enquiring about the meaning of Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) and its relevance.

Taking on the odds
17 students of Bhavan Vidyalaya score A1 grade
Three score 10 CGPA
Non-model schools did it again

Not easy to identify toppers
Girls outshine boys at SD school
No mandatory boards from this session

Students celebrate after the declaration of CBSE class X results at Sacred Heart School in Chandigarh on Friday.
Students celebrate after the declaration of CBSE class X results at Sacred Heart School in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari


UT gains over Unitech
Chandigarh, May 28
The first round of tug of war between the Chandigarh Administration and Unitech, over an amusement park, has ended in favour of the administration.

Passport Seva Project
Tata consultancy fails to meet deadline, penalised
Chandigarh, May 28
India's top IT services firm, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), has been reportedly asked by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to pay a penalty for missing the third deadline in implementing the Passport Seva Project.


Dust storm brings some respite
Chandigarh, May 28
After facing searing heat wave conditions, the city and many parts of adjoining Punjab and Haryana witnessed dust storm early this morning. The weather department suggested that this would bring in some respite in the coming days.

A tree that was uprooted following dusty winds at a parking in Sector 34, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Patient’s Death
Admn rejects GMSH report; SDM to hold probe
Chandigarh, May 28
In a major embarrassment for officials of the Government Multispecialty Hospital, Sector 16, authorities, UT health secretary Ram Niwas, today rejected the “internal inquiry” report submitted by the hospital regarding the mysterious death of a 55-year-old woman, Tara Devi, yesterday and ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident. Subdivisional magistrate (south) Prerna Puri will conduct the probe.

Burns second largest killer
Women most common victims, says study
Chandigarh, May 28
It may sound incredulous, but after road accidents, burns are the next major cause of unnatural deaths in the country and women, not necessarily because they work in kitchens, are the most common victims.

BIS certification to be made mandatory for toys
Chandigarh, May 28
Imported toys sold in the city will soon be required to carry statutory information about their conforming to the safety standards specified by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).

113 police officers promoted
Chandigarh, May 28
As many as 113 policemen were today promoted as assistant sub-inspectors (ASIs) and sub-inspector (SIs) after undergoing a promotion course at the Recruitment Training Centre of the Chandigarh Police here today.

Officers of the Chandigarh Police in jubilant mood after the passing-out parade at the Police Lines in Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Baltana, Dhakoli face 15-hr power cut
Zirakpur, May 28
The power supply in Baltana, Dhakoli and surrounding areas was disrupted today for more than 15 hours due to dust storm.

High security registration plates
Manufacturers seek uniform rates
Chandigarh, May 28
The Association of Registration Plates Manufacturers of India today demanded the fixation of uniform rates for the upcoming new mandatory high security registration plates for vehicles across the country.

Hero’s welcome for Babla
Chandigarh, May 28
After cooling his heels for five months behind bars, MC councillor Devinder Singh Babla got a “hero’s” welcome after being released from the Model Burail Jail this evening.

Youth dies under mysterious circumstances
Zirakpur, May 28
An 18-year-old rickshaw-puller was found dead under mysterious circumstances near Highland Cooperative Society here this afternoon. The deceased was identified as Mahinder Pal, hailing from UP.

Major power shutdown tomorrow
Chandigarh, May 28
The power supply will remain suspended to the Industrial Area (Phase I and II), IT Park, parts of Mani Majra and Mauli village from 6 am to 6 pm on May 30.


DAV College Case: PU marks judicial inquiry
Chandigarh, May 28
In a crucial decision today, an independent judicial inquiry has been marked by Panjab University in the case of “de-recognised Bachelors of Physical Education (BPEd) course” offered by DAV College, Sector 10. A former judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court would conduct the inquiry and deadline for the report is one month.


Ailing MC chief offers to step down
Kharar, May 28
Sukhwant Singh Sukha, the president of Kharar Municipal Council, today proposed to step down from his designation in wake of his deteriorating health condition. Leading a group of 10 councillors, Sukha met MLA Ujagar Singh Badali today and said he had proposed to resign. “Sukhwant has been suffering from some liver ailment and has moved an application offering his resignation on medical grounds,” confirmed Badali while talking to the TNS.

Fire-fighters struggle against windy weather, staff shortage
Kharar, May 28
Windy weather and staff shortage made fire fighting tougher for the fire brigade staff members at Behlolpur village today. Around 9.30 am, local residents reported the department that agriculture waste near the periphery of the village had caught fire. Two fire tenders and a water boozer doused flames after struggle of over four-and-a-half hours.

Agriculture waste goes up in flames at Kharar on Friday. A Tribune photograph

MC holds meeting after 3 months
Dera Bassi, May 28
Following the councillors’ ultimatum, municipal council president Manjeet Kaur Dally today held a monthly meeting of all councillors to discuss the developments proposal for Dera Bassi.

ADC injured in accident
Ambala, May 28
Ambala Additional Deputy Commissioner Renu Phulia, her gunman and driver sustained injuries after the car, in which they were travelling, collided with a private car near Sector 8, Ambala City, this afternoon.

The official car of the ADC, Ambala, which had a head-on collision with a private car at Ambala City on Friday. A Tribune photograph


High Court
No panchayat land for pvt companies
Chandigarh, May 28
Taking cognisance of a news-report “After DLF, Omaxe wants panchayat land on lease”, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed “till further orders, no land belonging to panchayats shall be leased out to the private companies; and lease if reached, would not be put to operation till further direction from this court”.

Nari Niketan Case: Admn told to open child’s bank account
Chandigarh, May 28
Justice Surya Kant today directed the UT administration to open a bank account in the name of the child born to the Nari Niketan rape victim. The National Trust too offered to appoint a special educator for the inmates of Ashreya.

KB DAV school told to refund Rs 7,495
Chandigarh, May 28
The District Consumer Redressal Forum has directed KB DAV Senior Secondary Public School, Sector 7, to refund Rs 7,495 to the parents of a student who were charged against annual charges and three month tuition fee despite the fact that the student never attended the new session.

HC notice to admn over parking chaos
Chandigarh, May 28
A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion to the UT administration for July 27 on a petition filed in public interest by city-based NGO Yuvsatta seeking directions to initiate steps to check the increasing number of vehicles in the city, resulting in parking problems.

Graft Case
Development officer gets 2-yr jail
Panchkula, May 28
Additional District and Sessions Judge Ritu Garg has awarded two-year imprisonment to a development officer of the Haryana State Cooperative Housing Federation, Panchkula, under the Prevention of Corruption Act here today. A fine of Rs 4,000 has also been imposed on the guilty.


Theft of Animals
Vigilantes nab two, turn them in
Chandigarh, May 28
In what may reflect poorly on the working of the local police, residents of Kajheri village, acting as vigilantes, apprehended two persons for allegedly stealing 12 buffaloes from the village in the wee hours of today. Fed up with the lackadaisical attitude of the police, the villagers took upon themselves the task of apprehending the culprits after a spate of thefts. They nabbed the two and thrashed them before handing them over to the police.

Police finally arrests 3 in mob attack case
Chandigarh, May 28
Almost two years after a mob allegedly attacked the Industrial Area police station after a horse-cart driver committed suicide at the police station in July, 2008, the police has arrested three accused in the case.

Girl hangs self after failing in class XII
Chandigarh, May 28
Disturbed over failing in her class XII examination, 17-year-old Navdeep Kaur allegedly hanged herself to death at her Sector-45 residence here this afternoon. The police said the victim did not leave behind any suicide note but her family said she was under a state of depression after the result.

Rs 2 lakh, jewellery stolen from house
Chandigarh, May 28
Thieves took away cash, jewellery and other articles after breaking into a house in Ram Darbar last night.

Two held with 7 kg ganja
Chandigarh, May 28
The police has arrested two persons for possessing 7 kg of ganja. The police said Preyag Lal Yadav, a Nepal national, was arrested from Sector 45 with 5 kg of ganja on Tuesday. In another incident, Santosh, a resident of Kajheri village, was arrested from Sector 35 with 2 kg of ganja. Two separate cases have been registered.


Manan Vohra hammers 157
Mohali, May 28
Manan Vohra’s ton (157) helped strengthen Chandigarh’s position in the first semifinal of Punjab State Inter District U-22 Cricket Tournament against Patiala at Dhruv Pandove Stadium in Patiala here today.


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