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Govt schools fall far behind
PSEB Class XII: RS Model tops merit list, BCM second
Ludhiana, June 1
RS Model Senior Secondary School has walked away with the maximum number of merits in the Punjab State Education Board Class XII board exams this year. The previous year’s topper, BCM Senior Secondary School, lagged behind by just three merits.

CBSE X Results
CGPA: No end to confusion
Chandigarh, June 1
Confusion continues to surround the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) awarded to Class X students this year, as not only the students but also the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) stands clueless about the formative or non scholastic assessment awarded to them.




A gardener quenches his thirst from a hosepipe in Ludhiana.
SPLASH! A gardener quenches his thirst from a hosepipe in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Grading system annoys toppers
Doraha, June 1
The grading system introduced by the CBSE this year for Class X, has left the students, especially the toppers, craving for more. Although the marks, in order to lessen the peer pressure and the accompanied repercussions, have not been revealed to the students who are being categorised on the basis of points, still this has failed to bring satisfaction to those for whom the dream of occupying the highest pedestal, especially at this crucial juncture, can never come true.

Tax refunds in mismatched cases to be delayed
Ludhiana, June 1
Tax refunds in those cases where the amount stated in a return does not tally with the figure recorded in the department's computerized system will take more time this year. Bitten by a Rs 14 crore tax refund scam last December, the income tax department had decided an assessee would only get the refund amount shown in its system. If the assessee claims a bigger amount it would only be refunded after filing for rectifying the figure and submitting relevant documents.

Railway Reservation
Advance booking tickets being sold on black market
Ludhiana, June 1
With the summer rush of rail passengers swelling with each passing day, and there being no room in most of the trains running on trunk routes as also those bound for Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, the nexus of railway booking agents and conniving railway employees have made things rather difficult for people seeking advance railway reservation.


Green cover under threat from vested interests
Ludhiana, June 1
Due to vested interests the green cover in the city is steadily being depleted, with civic officials failing to take stringent action against those axing trees right under the nose of the municipal corporation’s horticulture wing.

Mineral water samples collected
Health officials collect samples of mineral water from a vend in Ludhiana on Tuesday.Ludhiana, June 1
A team of health officials today took samples of mineral water of various brands from four vends at Shaheed Sukhdev Thapar Inter-State Bus Stand. Four samples of Bisleri, Kinley and Kingfisher were taken from these vends and will be sent to a laboratory in Chandigarh for test.

Health officials collect samples of mineral water from a vend in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Magician challenges godmen, tantriks
Ludhiana, June 1
Magician Jadugar Samrat Shankar today criticised “godmen” and tantriks for misleading the public. He said it was unethical to take advantage of poor people suffering from pain.

Pratap Chowk Flyover
Fund crunch may delay new project
Ludhiana, June 1
Heavy traffic at Pratap Chowk, the construction of which was started on May 25, in Ludhiana. When Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal laid the foundation stone of the Rs 23.45 crore Pratap Chowk flyover project on May 25, he also announced a specific date (May 15, 2011) on which it would be opened to the public. However, as things stand the municipal corporation has funds amounting to only Rs 1 crore that the state government released recently to begin work on the project.

Heavy traffic at Pratap Chowk, the construction of which was started on May 25, in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

MC to plant 10,000 saplings
Ludhiana, June 1
The municipal corporation (MC) will plant about 10,000 saplings over the next two-three months. The tenders will be floated within 10 days. This was decided during a meeting of the F and CC meeting of the MC here today.

Fix loose power cables: Redress panel
Ludhiana, June 1
In the wake of a narrow escape of 26 children when their van touched low-tension cables at Kali Sarak here yesterday, Varun Mehta, a member of the district panel for redress of grievances, has urged the DC to initiate action against employees of Powercom if guilty and also take steps to revamp the power distribution network in the city to check the recurrence of such accidents.

As the mercury goes up, children offer chabeel to passersby in Ludhiana.
As the mercury goes up, children offer chabeel to passersby in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjit Verma

June is anti-malaria month
Ludhiana, June 1
With an aim to intensify preventive healthcare services, employees of the health & family welfare department today took out an ‘awareness rally’ to formally declare June as ‘Anti-Malaria Month’.

Samples taken from Reliance stores'
Ludhiana, June 1
Under the campaign against food adulteration, a team of health officials headed by the district health officer, Dr DS Kochar, yesterday checked two Reliance Fresh stores situated at Kidwai Nagar and Kailash Cinema Chowk here.

Summer camp
Ludhiana, June 1
The extravaganza of summer break started at Love Dale Montessori here today. Students learnt western dance, folk dance and personality development skills.

Denied transplant, kidney patient in dire straits
Ludhiana, June 1
After the city’s kidney transplant committee rejected his first cousin’s offer to donate his kidney, Jasbir Singh, 21, who suffers from renal failure, has been left at the mercy of fate as his family does not have adequate funds to pay for his weekly dialysis.

Singing away to glory
Ludhiana, June 1
City lad Arvind Gujaral, who was among the top 16 in the Indian Idol contest, wants to be a playback singer. Recollecting the memories of the contest, he said it was the most pleasant experience of his life and he got to learn a lot. He was also the winner of Vaar-Parivar contest on Zee TV.


Theft at NGO’s office
The window of the Anti-Corruption and Crime Investigation Cell that was broken by thieves in Ludhiana on Tuesday.Ludhiana, June 1
About four unidentified persons decamped with cash, a motorbike and a laptop from an office-cum-NGO - Anti-Corruption and Crime Investigation Cell -- at 126, Model Gram, here last night. An FIR has been lodged against the thieves under Sections 457 and 380 of the IPC at the police station number 5 here.

The window of the Anti-Corruption and Crime Investigation Cell that was broken by thieves in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Six cars, 8 mobikes recovered
Jagraon, June 1
Striking a major success today the Ludhiana (rural) police nabbed four persons of three different gangs involved in selling vehicles with fake registrations. The police has recovered six cars from on of the gangs and three motorcycles from another. The Raikot police also claims to have nabbed two thieves and recovered five stolen motorcycles sold by them to unsuspecting persons of the area.

Pratap Chowk Flyover
Villagers gherao police station, BDPO’s office
Jagraon, June 1
The Sidhwan Bet police has registered a case against 100 persons, including women, for obstructing the BDPO of Sidhwan Bet, Amarjit Singh, from performing his duty under various sections of the IPC. Six persons were nabbed in this connection while others were stated to be absconding. Those who were arrested include Shinder Singh, Amar Singh, Amarjit Singh, Surinder Singh, Jaspal Singh and Malkait Singh.

Photographer killed in accident
Khamano, June 1
Thirtytwo-year-old Rajwinder Singh Raju, a resident of nearby Chari village and owner of a photo studio at Khamano, died in an accident on the Khamano-Khanna road here last night.

Kabaddi body to go global
Ludhiana, June 1
The Punjab Kabaddi Association (PKA) has been making concerted efforts to include the game of circle-style kabaddi in the Asian Games besides deciding to start a professional kabaddi league with the help of the Punjab government.




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