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two toppers from tricity in cISCE Class-X exams
Chandigarh, May 19
The Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) results, declared today, gave the tricity double delight as it had got two toppers in the class-X results. St Stephen’s student Vishal Rana shared the first position with Little Flower student Bhavya Moudgil by securing 98 per cent in five subjects, including English.

Vishal Rana (Class X) 98% & Bhavya Maudgil (Class X) 98%

First batch does well
Chandigarh, May 19
Students of the Strawberry Fields World School at Sector 26 have performed well, with eight of the 17 students scoring above 90 per cent.


'Every child is an achiever'
Chandigarh, May 19
While the nation goes around fanatically chasing and worshipping toppers, the ICSE has called upon educational institutions to drive students towards becoming all-rounders rather than being book worms.

Students who succeed against all odds
Chandigarh, May 19
They might not fit your regular bracket of ninety per centres but their achievement is far more laudable as they have fought against all odds to succeed. Kailash and Martin do not have just their school in common, but also share a passion for football and have endured hardships to succeed.
Martin with his father
Martin with his father.
Tribune photo: S. Chandan
Kailash Tamang with his mother
Kailash Tamang with his mother.
Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Patiala students excel in ICSE, ISC results
Patiala, May 19
Continuing their brilliant performance in board examinations, Patiala students excelled in the ICSE and ISC examinations results that were declared today. The overall result of all the schools is 100 per cent. The top positions in YPS, Patiala, have been bagged by commerce students.

Summer shades

A worker prepares bamboo chick blinds at Sector 22 in Chandigarh
A worker prepares bamboo chick blinds at Sector 22 in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

semester system
Education minister differs with board chairman
Fatehgarh Sahib, May19
The education department is going to review the semester system introduced by the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) in schools as several teachers, students, parents and educationists have expressed views against it.

School achieves 100 per cent result
Ambala, May 19
Chaman Vatika achieved 100 per cent result in Class X and XII board examinations conducted by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (ICSE) and (ISC). Pranajali Sharma scored 96.4 per cent in the science stream.

Residents face water shortage
Chandigarh, May 19
Clueless about the disruption in water supply to the city due to the repair of pipelines, residents had to face acute shortage of water the whole day today. Adding to the woes of the public, no complaint centre was set up by the municipal corporation (MC) to cater to the water-tanker demand by the public.


Over 8,000 flats deserted due to absence of electricity, sewerage
Chandigarh, May 19
As many as 8,448 one-room dwelling units constructed one-and-half-years ago by the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) in Dhanas are lying unoccupied. These remained unoccupied as the board failed to provide electricity and sewerage.

Police checks illegal gas filling at the Sector-38 service station in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune Photo: Parvesh Chauhan
Police checks illegal gas filling at the Sector-38 service station in Chandigarh on Saturday

150 challaned in 4 rehri markets
Chandigarh, May 19
The Municipal Corporation’s enforcement department today issued 150 challans during a special anti-encroachment drive in four rehri markets of the city. The drive was conducted in Patel Market, Sector 15, Sadar Market, Sector 19, Shastri Market, Sector 22 and Sector 18.
Municipal Corporation team conduct an anti-encroachment drive in Sector 18 of Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

Municipal Corporation team conduct an anti-encroachment drive in Sector 18 of Chandigarh on Saturday

BJP to organise ‘Dhikkar Divas’ rally
Panchkula, May 19
Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha to hold Dhikkar Divas rally on May 22 in Chandigarh against the failure of the congress led UPA government during the three-year rule in its second term in the Lok Sabha.

Woman climbs tree, comes down after 4 hrs
Zirakpur, May 19
A high drama was witnessed at Gajipur village here last night when a woman climbed on a mango tree at 10 pm and refused to come down. The police had to summon fire tender and ambulance on the spot. It took over four hours to persuade her to come down.

Duty of the devout

A ‘chhabeel’ underway at the Zirakpur highway on Saturday
A ‘chhabeel’ underway at the Zirakpur highway on Saturday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

525 donate blood
Chandigarh, May 19
More than 525 persons donated blood at the first of six series camps organised by Thalassaemic Children Welfare Association (TCWA), Chandigarh, at Zakir Hall of PGI, here today.

childcare institutions
‘Apply before June 10’
Chandigarh, May 19
With a view to maintain optimum standards of care in the childcare institutions, the department of social welfare has deputed 17 field functionaries of the department to ensure that no childcare institution, run by the government or voluntary organisations, is without registration under the Provisions of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act.


Protesting teachers clean cars
Panchkula, May 19
In a protest of its kind the teachers, who have been protesting against the recruitment policies of the State Government near the office of the Director Higher Education at Sector 5, cleaned the cars of people passing through the area.


Internal strife disrupts work
Patiala, May 19
It was sheer factionalism within the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) as well as the Bharatiya Janata P arty (BJP) that remained at the centre stage during the five-year tenure of the Patiala Municipal Corporation. The divided with the MC proved detrimental for the city residents as the development work failed to get the desired attention.

Air Force police fails to find any clue
Ambala, May 19
The Air Force police has failed to achieve any clue of wing commander Shashank Shekhar who had escaped from Air Force custody on May 13. The parents of Shashank are also worried about their son who was stated to be tensed due to pressure of the superiors of the department.

13 days on, no potable water for Lalru
Lalru, May 19
People of Lalru village have been facing drinking water problem for the past 13 days. The residents have been trying to get potable water from here and there in this summer season. Lalru residents had complained to concerned authorities regarding the problem but no solution could be found till now. Residents said that the main reason of the problem was the mismanagement and not any technical fault.

Water shortage in Kalka
Kalka, May 19
With the rising of the mercury, various areas of Kalka and its adjoining villages have been facing acute water shortage problem these days. The residents of Bharat Nagar, Kalka adjacent to narrow gauge railway colony irked that they were not getting water supply for the past three days.

Two youngsters allegedly commit suicide
Ambala, May 19
Two youngsters ended their lives by allegedly consuming some poisonous substance. The deceased were identified as Pooja and (Vikram), residents of nearby villages. Sources said they were found in unconscious position near Shaha Chowk around 15 km from here on Friday. One of their acquaintances noticed them and informed the police.

Factory ash causing eye ailments
Banur, May 19
People of some villages situated near Liquor factory, Chandigarh distillers and bottles limited, here have been facing harassment due to ash coming through the chimneys of factory. The ash affects the residents till the distance of 5-kilometer area and sometime it becomes the reason of eye ailments.


Six arrested for using LPG in vehicles
Chandigarh, May 19
Special technical team of PCR headed by Inspector Sukhwinder Singh busted a racket of LPG gas pilferage today. During the raid at Raju Prince Service Station, Shahpur Colony, Chandigarh, its owner Satbir Singh and his servant Yuvraj were caught red-handed.

One held with pistol
Chandigarh, May 19
The Crime Branch of Chandigarh Police arrested Rakesh Kumar, a resident of Mauli Jagran, near Railway Light Point and recovered a country-made pistol and one live cartridge from his possession.


rowing championship
Amrit, Manisha win title in doubles sculls
Chandigarh, May 19
Rowers Amrit Pal Kaur and Manisha won the doubles sculls event during the Chandigarh State sub-Junior and Challenger Sprints Rowing Championship conducted under both boys and girls category, at Lake Club, here today. The winners completed the winning patch in 2:25.01 minutes.

Ludhiana show Chandigarh the door
Chandigarh, May 19
The cricket team of Ludhiana defeated Chandigarh during the ongoing U-19 Dhruv Pandove Trophy Tournament. Ludhiana defeated Chandigarh on 1st innings lead of 82 runs and garnered three points while Chandigarh got zero.

T-20 Cricket tourney
Monisha, Poonam guide LIC team to victory
Chandigarh, May 19
In the ongoing 1st T-20 Cricket Tournament for women, the cricket team of the LIC defeated Government Model Senior Secondary, Sector 20, (GMSSS-20) by 10 wickets, here today.

Shivalik school win by 10 wickets
Chandigarh, May 19
The cricket team of Shivalik School, Mohali, defeated Banyan Tree School, Sector 48, by 10 wickets, during the 4th Saupin's Gold Cup Inter-School Cricket Tournament for boys (U-14), here today.

Chandigarh win by 109 runs
Chandigarh, May 19
The Chandigarh team defeated Yamunanagar by a margin of 190 runs during the match of ongoing 1st Rajinder Goel Cricket Tourney for boys (U-16). Batting first, the winning side posted a total of 280 runs before getting all out in 49 overs.

Trials for Indian circle kabaddi team
Chandigarh, May 19
The Amateur Circle Kabaddi Federation of India will hold trials at Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, to select the Indian Circle Kabaddi men’s team on May 20, here.



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