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CBSE Class X Results
400 students score perfect 10
Chandigarh, May 24
No percentage, no toppers and no failures. The CBSEís comprehensive evaluation has done it for the third year in row. While the percentage of qualified students is the same as last year -- around 98 per cent -- the number of those getting CGPA 10 has increased by almost 100 as 400 students got the top score compared to 300 last year.
Students celebrate following the declaration of the CBSE Class X examination results in Chandigarh on Thursday. Students celebrate following the declaration of the CBSE Class X examination results in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan




EARLIER STORIES



Resignation of Inspector accepted
Chandigarh, May 24
Senior police officers today accepted the resignation of Inspector Amanjot Singh, incharge, Crime Branch, which will be effective from July 22. The officer has been given a two-month notice period during which he can reconsider his decision.

ASIís son shoots himself
Chandigarh, May 24
A 20-year-old son of an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) with the Punjab Police committed suicide by reportedly shooting himself at Sarangpur village in the wee hours of today.


COMMUNITY

Property worth lakhs destroyed
Shopkeepers throw water to douse the fire behind the showrooms in Sector 7, Chandigarh, on Thursday.Chandigarh, May 24
Bathroom fittings worth lakhs of rupees were gutted in a fire which broke out in the SCO 42, Sector 7, showroom today afternoon. Employees who were present in the shop managed to escape unhurt before the flames engulfed in the entire showroom.

Shopkeepers throw water to douse the fire behind the showrooms in Sector 7, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

5 fire incidents reported
Mohali, May 24 As many as five fire incidents were reported at various places including Phase 7 in the Industrial Area, Phase 10, Mataur village, Tripari and Kansal, here today.

Reshuffle in UT Administration
Chandigarh, May 24
After the pressure mounted by the state governments of Punjab and Haryana over the issue of sidelining IAS and state cadre officers from both the states in the UT, and giving more powers to the UT cadre officers, the UT Administration has now decided to give more departments to UT Home Secretary Anil Kumar (1988 batch of the Haryana cadre) and Finance Secretary VK Singh (1990 batch of the Punjab cadre).

In no way behind
EWS students of St Johnís School, Sector 26, in a cheerful mood. Their achievement is even more commendable as despite all odds, they have emerged as true winners.
EWS students of St Johnís School, Sector 26, in a cheerful mood. Their achievement is even more commendable as despite all odds, they have emerged as true winners. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Petrol price hike fuels protest 
Chandigarh, May 24
The steepest-ever hike in petrol prices fuelled protest in the city. Senior BJP leader Harmohan Dhawan, accompanied by his party leaders and workers, protested on horse carts demanding a withdrawal of the hike in fuel prices by the ruling party.

FOSWAC leaders express concern
Chandigarh, May 24
FOSWAC office bearers have expressed serious concern about the increase in the prices of essential commodities, including the hike in domestic power tariff (10 to 25 per cent) from May 1, the increase in tariff of drinking water (from 15 to 35 per cent), and the steep hike of 225 per cent in the water supply for the lawns in houses of one kanal and above from December 2011, without making alternative arrangement of providing tertiary water for irrigating the lawns.

Repair work to hit water supply
Chandigarh, May 24
Due to a major repair of leakage from the common delivery header and D-joint for Phase-I and II, Kajauli, there will be no afternoon water supply in the city tomorrow. As a result the supply from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm will remain suspended for the whole of Chandigarh.

MC moots hike in construction material
Chandigarh, May 24
The Municipal Corporation has proposed to hike the rates of construction material by 10 to 15 per cent for the allotment of the development work. The decision was taken in the road committee meeting held here today under the chairmanship of Jannat Jahan Ul-Haq. As per the proposal tabled in the meeting, it was mentioned that there has been hike in the rates of the raw material utilised for the development works of the city outsourced to the private contractors.

Residents suffer due to power cuts
Chandigarh, May 24
The city residents today again had to suffer unscheduled power cuts. The cuts were witnessed in several sectors, including 22, 23, 32, 35, 45 and 51. While the residents were ruing poor power supply, the electricity department officials claimed that power cuts occurred due to fault in supply lines.

Three liquor vend bidders surrender Rs 10 lakh each
Chandigarh, May 24
The new UT excise policy is weighing heavy on contractors. Within a month of disposing of vends under the new excise policy, three of the bidders have surrendered their bid money of Rs 10 lakh each.

EDUCATION

twinkling stars of the tricity
Seven out of 10 students of Theatre Age, an NGO, have cleared Class X examination securing decent marks. These children, who belong to slums, have been adopted by the organisation.Chandigarh, May 24
They may not exactly fall in the bracket of toppers, but their achievement is most commendable as despite all odds, they have come across as true winners.


Ahead of all:Seven out of 10 students of Theatre Age, an NGO, have cleared Class X examination securing decent marks. These children, who belong to slums, have been adopted by the organisation.

Govt schools on a high
Students of GMSS-26 all smiles in Chandigarh on Thursday.Chandigarh, May 24
Though there overall pass percentage may be the same as last year's but the quality of results has surely gone up, with more and more students hitting 10 CGPA. About 76 out of 78 government schools have got pass percentage above 95 per cent with a majority having 100 per cent.


Students of GMSS-26 all smiles in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Coming out with flying colours
Mohali, May 24
Students of Shivalik Public School gave an outstanding performance among institutions in the town, with 23 of its students scoring a cumulative grade point average ( CGPA) of 10 in the Class X examination conducted by the CBSE, the results of which were declared today.

Snag leads to chaos
Panchkula, May 24
Tension gripped the students of Class X and their families as the results were declared late by about three hours. Sources said the CBSE's website had developed a snag which hampered the uploading of results on its website.

Students who opted for school exam fare even better
Chandigarh, May 24
While their number is far too less but their success is not. About 5,000 tricity students, who opted out of board-conducted examination and opted for school exam, have fared better than 12,000 who didn't. While they took lead last year also, but it's the average performance which has improved by almost 8 per cent as compared to 5 per cent of those who went in or boards.

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

5 get life term for murder
Ambala, May 24
Additional Sessions Judge, Ambala, Vimlesh Tanwar awarded life term to five persons in a murder case here today. The accused who were sentenced to life imprisonment are residents of village Shahzadpur close to Ambala City.

COURTS

SC halts removal of mobile towers
Chandigarh, May 24
While the UT Administration had planned to start a drive to remove 180 mobile towers in the residential areas from Friday, the Supreme Court today ordered to maintain the status quo.

HDFC Bank told to pay relief complainant
Panchkula, May 24
Upholding the decision of the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-II, the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has directed HDFC Bank to pay a compensation of Rs 20,000 to a Sector-46 resident.

CRIME

2 arrested
Chandigarh, May 24
The vigilance cell of the UT police has arrested Ashwani Sharma and Vipin Kumar for forging the sales tax documents of a Sector 30-based firm, causing loss to the state exchequer.

SPORTS

Shivam shines in local team's victory
Chandigarh, May 24
The home cricket team defeated Jalandhar after a sparkling ton by Shivam Bhambri during a match of the ongoing Punjab state inter-district one day limited overs boys (U-19) tournament here today.

Himachal, Delhi teams register win
Chandigarh, May 24
The cricket team of Account General (AG), Himachal Pradesh, and Audit Delhi registered wins in their respective matches in the ongoing North Zone (IA and AD) cricket tournament here today.

 



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