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Rohit brings laurels to Patiala
Tops in state Class XII results
Tribune News Service

Patiala, June 6
It was a proud moment for Patiala when Rohit Rajdev of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Civil Lines, Patiala, scored an aggregate of 95 per cent in Class XII result and stood first in the state.

Jagdeep Singh of the same school stood second in the district by scoring 90.6 per cent and was 73rd in the state. He was also from the commerce stream.

Simranjeet Kaur, a science student, from Malwa Senior Secondary School, Bhadson road, was third in the district and 96th in the state with 90. 3 per cent. Karun Singh of Government Senior Secondary School, Phil Khana, and Jasleen Kaur of Model Nabha Public Senior Secondary School, both from commerce stream, stood fourth and fifth, respectively, in the district with 90.2 per cent and 89.9 per cent. They have got 100th and 127th rank in the state, respectively.

Manpreet Kaur of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Civil Lines, Patiala, stood sixth in the district and 168th in the state with 89.4 per cent.

Jagdeep Singh of the same school stood second in the district by scoring 90.6 pc and was 73rd in the state. He was also from the commerce stream. Simranjeet Kaur, a science student, from Malwa Senior Secondary School, Bhadson road, was third in the district and 96th in the state with 90. 3 pc


Kharar students secure 4th, 5th rank
Tribune News Service

Kharar, June 6
Two students of Government Senior Secondary School, Kharar, have secured fourth and fifth positions (Mohali district) in the merit list of Class XII results of the Punjab State Education Board (PSEB).

Student Balwinder Singh from science group secured 89.3 per cent marks, while Kirandeep from commerce secured 88.8 per cent marks.

Balwinder has been placed at the 179th position in the merit list, while Kirandeep Singh has secured 888th place.

Both the students reached their schools around 1 pm and met their officiating principal Kamaljit Singh.

Balwinder Singh aspires to be a software engineer. His father Jarnail Singh was posted at the secretariat as a senior assistant, while mother is a housewife.

Kirandeep’s father passed away around 10 years ago and since then he has been living with his mother at his maternal grandmother’s place.

It was his grandmother’s pension that helped Kirandeep study. He aspires to be a chartered accountant.


6 girls from Fatehgarh Sahib make it to the merit list
Tribune News Service

Fatehgarh Sahib, June 6
Six girls of Fatehgarh Sahib made it to the merit list of Class XII examination conducted by Punjab School Education Board (PSEB), while boys once again failed to secure excellent results.

Five out of the six girls are students of Baba Zorawar Singh Baba Fateh Singh Senior Secondary School and one is from Government Senior Secondary School, Balari Kalan.

Jasleen Kaur, a student of Baba Zorawar Singh Baba Fateh Singh Senior Secondary School, got first position in Fatehgarh Sahib and 183rd position in the merit list by securing 892 marks.

Namarpreet Kaur of commerce got 892 marks and got 186th rank in the merit list and stood second in the district. Lovepreet Kaur of same stream got 889 marks and stood third in the district. Kiranjit Kaur of medical got 888 marks and stood 221st in the merit list. She got fourth position in the district. Navjeet Kaur of commerce stream, too, got 888 marks and stood fifth in the district. Amandeep Kaur, a student of Government School Balari Kalan, got 886 marks in science stream and secured 253rd position in the merit list. She stood sixth in the district.

RS Bajwa, principal of Baba Zorawar Singh Baba Fateh Singh Senior Secondary School and chairman of trust Amrinder Singh Libra, congratulated the students and announced to help them in higher studies.


Archer Gagandeep does Patiala proud
Gagan K Teja
Tribune News Service

Patiala, June 6
Its raining medals for Patiala’s compound archer Gagandeep Kaur. Continuing with her success in the Commonwealth Games, she bagged a gold and two silver medals in the Asian Grand Prix Championship held at Dhaka, Bangladesh, from May 25 to June 1.

Gagandeep stood first in the individual ranking during the tournament with a score of 698. However, in the elimination round, she lost her individual gold medal to Jhanu Hansda, also from India, in a keenly contested match.

The Indian trio of Gagandeep Kaur, Jhanu and Namita Yadav defeated Bangladesh archers to bag a gold in the team event, whereas Gagandeep paired up with C Srither to win a silver medal in the mixed-doubles category.

Talking to the TNS Gagandeep expressed her delight over her achievement. “I was struggling a bit after the Commonwealth Games. I was upset at not winning a medal in the National Games but I didn’t give up. My coach spent hours providing me with individual training and I am glad that I have once again made him and my parents proud.”

On her future plans, she said she was caught between studies and sports. “I hope the government will keep its promise of giving us jobs so that I can continue playing at the higher level.

I am also pursing my master’s in journalism and mass communication from Punjabi University, Patiala, in case I don’t get a suitable job.

However, my first priority will always be archery,” she added.

Her parents, coach and teachers congratulated her on her success.



Summons issued to probe officer, institute in charge
Nari Niketan rape case
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 6
A local court issued summons to the in charge of Nari Niketan, Sector 26, and the investigating officer of the Nari Niketan rape case for recording their statements before the court on July 1.

Additional District and Sessions Judge Preeti Sahni today issued the summons to Ritika Rathi, Nari Niketan in charge, and investigating officer Kulwant Singh Pannu. Meanwhile, Ashreya warden Bindu Rattan today submitted the attendance record of Ashreya employees before the court. ASI Rohit Kumar also recorded his statement with the court and said he had submitted the blood samples of the accused to the CFSL in Sector 36.

During previous hearings, the rape victim identified all the accused in court. The accused include Bhupinder Singh, Jamuna Parsad, Kamla, Vijender and Maya of Nari Niketan and Naresh, Bhagwandeep, Davinder and Chotu of Ashreya.

The victim was raped during her stay at Nari Niketan in 2009. Later, she was shifted to Asherya, a home for mentally disturbed persons in Sector 47. She was found pregnant on May 16, 2009, by the Asherya authorities. The UT Administration had moved the High Court for the termination of her pregnancy on medical grounds. The court had ordered so, but it was later stayed by the Supreme Court. The victim delivered in December 2009. The DNA sample of the newborn baby had matched that of Chhotu Ram, an employee of Ashreya. The police arrested him after it was confirmed that he was the biological father of the baby.


Three get 10-yr RI under NDPS Act
Tribune News Service

Mohali, June 6
The Special Judge, Mohali, today sentenced three persons, Tralochan Singh, Ashish Kumar and Parmod Singh, alias Bittu, to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 1 lakh for being held guilty of possessing 75 kg of poppy husk. The trio was booked under the NDPS Act for possessing the contraband while travelling in a Ford Ikon car near Lalru on April 6 last year. The owner of the car, Amandeep Singh, who was found to have forged a sale agreement with one of the accused Ashish, has been asked to explain as to why his car be not confiscated under Section 60 of the NDPS Act.

After hearing the arguments of both the sides, Special Judge Rajinder Aggarwal held the accused guilty. On April 6 last year, a police party spotted a car coming from the Sadhapur village at a very fast speed. The policemen made the car stop and checked it. The said car (PB-10-CNT-7622) was being driven by Ashish Kumar, a resident of Tikri village. Parmod Singh, alias Bittu, and Tarlochan Singh, alias Kaka, were also sitting in the car. A white coloured bag containing the poppy husk was found in their possession. The court observed that the sale agreement produced by the owner of the vehicle, Amandeep, was found to be fake. The car in question had been purchased by him in January last year and even the registration number of the car was not obtained by him. The court questioned the logic of the vehicle owner in leasing out the newly purchased car to a stranger and that too without obtaining any guarantee regarding the said person. Thus Amandeep Singh and the accused were in connivance with each other and forged document had been prepared so that in case of recovery of contraband from the vehicle.


Couple gets protection
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 6
A runaway couple, who tied the knot against the wishes of their parents, has got protection. Acting on their petition, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today provided security cover to the couple.

Justice Alok Singh directed the UT Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) to depute two police officials for their safe travel to Faridabad, their native place.

Mumtaz Khan had earlier moved the high court, seeking protection for her life and liberty and of her husband, Mohsin Khan, a resident of Faridabad. Mumtaz was apprehending threat from her family for marrying Mohsin against their wishes.

Even before the petition came up for hearing, around 40 youngsters and family, including Mumtaz Khan’s father, were present in court. The court asked the father and daughter to talk it out in the judge’s chamber.



One booked for murder attempt
Tribune News Service

Mohali, June 6
The Mohali police today registered an attempt to murder case against Udayvir Singh, a resident of Phase VII, Mohali, on the complaint of a constable of the Mohali police, Mohinder Singh.

The traffic policeman had received injuries on legs and arms after a motorcycle driven by Udayvir hit him as he signalled the latter to stop at a checkpoint near the Commando Complex in Phase XI on June 3.



Saupin’s emerge cricket champs
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 6
Hosts Saupin’s School, Sector 32, lifted the second Inter-School Gold Cricket Cup organised by Saupin’s School at Banyan Tree School, Sector 48, here today. The winners defeated AKSIPS School by seven runs.

Batting first, Saupin’s School made 173 for 6 in 25 overs. Parvesh (71) and Nipun Bhargav (24) were the main contributors to the team’s total.

In reply, AKSIPS managed to make 167 for 3 in the stipulated 25 overs. Varun and Rabteshwar made a quick fire of 96 off 90 balls and 38 off 36 balls, respectively.

Parvesh Sharma was declared man of the match, while Prithvi Lohtiya (13 wickets) was declared bowler of the series.

Swapnil was declared the best wicket keeper, while Varun was declared the best fielder.


Saupin’s School: 173 for 6 in 25 overs (Pravesh71, Nipun Bhargav 24, Jannat 18, Anhad 21, Abhishek Mehra 3 for 44 and Rabteshwar 1 for 31).

AKSIPS: 167 for 3 in 25 overs (Varun 96,Rabteshwar 38, Shubham 1 for 21, Prithvi Lohtiya 1 for 27 and Nipun 1 for 26).


Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka, lift cup
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, June 6
Bangladesh outplayed Sri Lanka to lift the title of 13th Ch Ranbir Singh Hooda League Cricket U-17 Championship for Victoria Cup at Tau Devi Lal stadium, Sector 3, here.

Bangladesh defeated Sri Lanka by 61 runs in the final of the tournament.

Earlier in the match while batting first, Bangladesh made 148 for 5 in the allotted 20 overs. Sazid Akhtar remained unbeaten and contributed 41 runs to the team’s total, while his counterpart Rafsan Mahmud added 38 runs to the total. For Sri Lanka, Aravinda took 1 for 34.

While chasing the target, Sri Lanka managed to make 87 runs in the allotted 20 overs. Kusal Mendis with his 12 runs remained the top scorer of the team. Sazid Akhtar was declared man of the match.

Later, V Hanumantha Rao, Member, Rajya Sabha, distrib.


Tennis players complain of eve-teasing
Deepankar Sharda
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 6
Budding women tennis players at the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association in Sector 10 are a harried lot.

The players alleged that some eve-teasers harassed them while practising at the tennis courts of CLTA sports complex here.

They said while practising at the rear side of the complex some boys standing on the other side of the courts adjoining Leisure Valley made passes at them.

Not only these players, but their parents too have complained of the nuisance. They asserted that these boys disturbed their wards while playing at the rear side of the complex.

Eighteen-year-old Ikteesh Kaur, a CLTA trainee, said , “Even after complaining the matter to the authorities a number of times, nothing had been done so far.”

“I did not want to tell all this to my parents, as I did not want to bother them, but when the authorities did not act, I was left with no other option,” said Ikteesh

On other hand, the authorities maintained that only one incident had been brought to their notice in which an ex-servant of the complainant was involved. He was working in the complex’s mess and was expelled after the incident.

Father of the girl had identified the accused, but later it was found that some other person was involved in the incident.

“In the first incident, my servant was involved, but in the second one, it was not him,” said Raj Brinder Chahal. He added, “The authorities are just washing their hands off the matter. Despite paying huge sums as fee, they can’t provide security to our children. Such incidents have been taking place for long. They have just turned a blind eye to our wards’ problems,” said Chahal

The authorities said such incidents had happened only once or twice and they had deployed security guards at the courts in order to avoid any untoward incident.

But when this correspondent asked the authorities why the rear courts were not covered with curtains like the ones on the front side of the complex, Megh Raj, CEO, CLTA sports complex stated, “We will forward this proposal to the UT administration,”said the CEO.


Mohali, Amritsar in final
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 6
Hosts Mohali will face Amritsar in the four-day final clash of Dhruv Pandove U-19 Cricket Trophy to be held from tomorrow at the PCA stadium in Mohali.

Earlier, Mohali defeated Chandigarh, while Amritsar defeated Jalandhar to enter the final.

After both Chandigarh and Mohali teams lodged a protest against each other in their last match, all nine suspected ‘overage’ players were given a clean chit by the committee on the basis of their medical reports.

Meanwhile, Ranji Trophy panel umpires Bharti Vij and Navdeep Singh will supervise the match, whereas Jasbir Singh will be the match referee.


Billiards meet

Panchkula, June 6
The Haryana Billiards and Snooker Association will organise the 25th Haryana State Billiards and Snooker Championship from June 24 to July 4 here.

Top position holders from all age groups in both the events will represent Haryana in the upcoming Billiards and Snooker National Championship to be held in July. — TNS



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