10042018-CT-01.qxd 4/10/2018 1:12 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE TUESDAY | 10 APRIL 2018 | CHANDIGARH Students awarded No new notices Ajeetesh for Pune Open 879 awarded for meritorious performance in academics and sports at GGDSD College. P2 CHB not to issue notice for any existing violation till panel decides policy on need-based changes. P3 Ajeetesh Sandhu to vie for top honours at the Pune Open Golf Championship today. P6 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 28°C MIN 17°C | YESTERDAY MAX 31.7°C MIN 8°C | SUNSET TUESDAY 6.46 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6 AM Sangla to Singapore via UBS Playing game ~46-LAKH PACKAGE: Renuka, city lad Aditya to join Tolaram Group Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 9 Renuka Negi and Aditya Pandey of University Business School (UBS), Panjab University (PU), who have bagged the highest-ever package of Rs 46 lakh in the history of the PU from Tolaram Group, have not thought about what they would do with the money. “I haven’t thought about it yet,” said Renuka. In 2016-17, the highest package was Rs 15 lakh per annum, offered to three students by Religare Finvest. However, in 2015-16, the highest package offered was Rs 21 lakh. Negi (25), a native of Sangla valley in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh, passed Class X from Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV), Reckong Peo. She passed Class XII from Jalandhar and then took admission to the University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS) at the PU. “I used to visit the corporate ❝ I used to visit the corporate sector during my internship and there I got interested in MBA. Then I took admission to the UBS. —RENUKA NEGI Summer placements ADITYA PANDEY For summer placements, IBM has come to the UBS for the first time. All eligible 111 students were placed. The highest stipend offered this year is ~1.2 lakh for two months. Anjali Nayyar (23) has been offered the highest summer placement this year at IBM. She did her BCom from Jalandhar and is pursuing MBA in HR at the UBS. The average stipend is ~28,000 and the median stipend is ~24,000 for two months. father is a banker and mother a housewife. Asked about her future plans, Negi, who is a tribal, said she hadn’t yet decided regarding opening her own venture. Aditya Pandey (21) is from Chandigarh. He is a national-level table tennis player and has over 50 medals in his kitty, which he won at the state level. He did his BCom from DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, and then took admission to MBA in Marketing and Finance at the UBS. He is part of a team which organises TEDx and also coordinated walkathon and cyclothon events on the PU campus on March 25. Asked what he would do with the money, he replied, “I haven’t planned it. I will make some investments for my family and give back to the UBS also.” On the future plans, he said, “I am overwhelmed as of now. I want to go with the flow.” continued on page 2 UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore and MP Kirron Kher try their hands at table tennis during the inauguration of a sports complex at Government Model High School, Sector 34-C, Chandigarh, on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR PAGE 6 Kher breaks silence on parking fee hike Says make lots smart first, then hike rates gradually to avoid burdening people inquiry into the parking rates issue, Kher sought to know about the CBI inquiries pending against him and his partymen. “I am not involved in the day-to-day affairs of the MC and have no concern with who was awarded the parking contract. It is very disappointing to see him (Basnal) linking me with this. What about the CBI inquires against them. Recently, one of their councillors was con- Rain breaks 10-yr April record A waterlogged street in Sector 22 on Monday morning after thundershowers. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI The city on Monday witnessed 22.8 mm of rainfall and broke a 10-year April record. It was in 2008 that the city had witnessed 18 mm of rainfall in 24 hours. The early morning showers dipped the mercury. Doctor found dead in bed box Was depressed; two suicide notes found Panchkula, April 9 A 35-year-old doctor was found dead in a bed box under mysterious circumstances at his residence in Sector 16 here on Monday. The deceased has been identified as Dr Kshitij, a resident of Sector 16, who was unmarried. The police have found two suicide notes. The family and the police have ruled out any foul play in the death. The police have kept the body at the mortuary of the General Hospital, Sector 6, for conducting a postmortem. The police said the victim’s door was bolted from inside and they had to break it open to enter the room. ASP Anshu Singla said the deceased was depressed and was under treatment for quite some time. The family told the police that the victim had attempted suicide on a number of occasions earlier, she said. The police have initiated proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC. She said the continued on page 6 “After nearly two days, the intensity will reduce,” said Surinder Paul, Director, Chandigarh Meteorological Centre. At govt schools, 28% pupils fail in Class IX Tribune News Service Rajinder Nagarkoti Tribune News Service The Met Department has predicted a similar spell of rain in the next 48 hours. Chandigarh, April 9 Over 4,000 students (close to 28 per cent) have failed in the recently concluded Class IX exams in Chandigarh government schools. A total of 15,078 students had appeared for the exams of whom 10,891 passed. Of the 92 schools, there are six which have a pass percentage of less than 60 with over 40 per cent students having failed. There will be no retest. The failed students have to do their Class IX again. The worst performance is that Government Model High School (GMHS), Sector 29-B, where over 52 per cent students have failed. A total of 96 students appeared, but 50 did not qualify. The pass percentage was 47.92. At the GMHS, Sector 34, 50 per cent students failed to qualify. There were 88 students and only 44 passed. The third worst performance is that of the GMHS, Dhanas (I), which posted a pass percentage of 52.58. The GMHS, Dhanas (II), has a pass percentage of 53.23. The GMHS, Sector 25, has a pass percentage of 53.45. A total of 348 students appeared, but only 186 could pass implying that 162 (46.55 per cent) failed to qualify. The sixth worst school is Government High School, Maloya Colony, which had a pass percentage of 54.27. A total of 199 students appeared, but 91 failed. Director, School Education (DSE), Rubinderjit Singh Brar did not respond when asked about the reasons behind the poor results. According to the Right to Education Act, a student cannot be detained from Class 1 to Class 8. Only from Class IX onwards, students can be failed. “The pass percentage in our school roughly remains the same what it has been this time. Teachers work hard, but parents are not able to contribute to the education of children,” said school in-charge, GMHS, Sector 34, Aroma Dhillon. continued on page 6 POWER SHUTDOWN MOHALI 9 am to 5 pm: Parts of Phase 3A, 3B1, 3B2, Phase 7, Sector 70 and Sector 71 residential/ commercial areas and nearby areas c m y b “I do not interfere in the MC affairs. However, the Mayor and others are bringing the matter to the House. They will assess the situation according to the contract signed with the parking firm,” she said. This is the first time she has made a statement in public regarding the issue. 2 Nigerians held with SNIPPETS heroin, ~1.05 lakh Techie succumbs Tribune News Service to the UBS,” she said. She is from MBA in Marketing and Operations. Her Chandigarh, April 9 Local MP Kirron Kher on Monday said parking rates in the city should not be raised until the parking lots were made smart. “I do not think the parking rates should be increased till the time the parking lots are made smart. Even if they are made smart, the rates should not be hiked in one go. They should be increased gradually so that the people are not burdened,” said the BJP leader. Drunk youth assaults traffic cop, arrested sector during my internship and there I got interested in MBA. Then I took admission Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 9 A 24-year-old youth was arrested by the Chandigarh Police for assaulting a traffic cop and tearing his uniform at a naka on the road separating Sector 36 and 37 on Monday evening. Sources said the traffic staff stopped a Bullet motorcycle coming from the wrong side on which three youths were triple-riding. All youths were in an inebriated condition. The traffic cops asked the youths to show the documents of the motorcycle following which one of the youths, Raman Verma (24), a resident of Khuda Lahora, continued on page 6 Mohali, April 9 The Special Task Force (STF), Mohali, arrested two Nigerian nationals and recovered 250 gm of heroin and Rs 1,05,000 drug money from their possession on Sunday night. The accused have been identified as Christopher Okeke (36) and Chukwuemeka Igwe (42), both natives of Enugu State, Nigeria. The police said the accused were staying in Uttam Nagar, Delhi, and had travelled to Chandigarh in a bus to peddle heroin to potential customers here. SHO, STF RD Sharma said , acting on a tip-off, the duo was nabbed at a naka at YPS Slams Bansal Reacting to former Congress MP Pawan Kumar Bansal’s statement seeking a CBI Chowk in Phase VII, Mohali. The police said during checking, 150 gm of heroin and Rs 60,000 were recovered from Christopher and 100 gm of heroin and Rs 45,000 were seized from Chukwuemeka. Sleuths of the STF said the visas of the accused had expired. An STF official said, “Christopher had come here on a medical visa, while Chukwuemeka travelled to India on a tourist visa.” STF officials said the accused procured narcotics from Delhi and supplied these to customers in Chandigarh and Mohali. A case has been registered. The accused were produced in a court on Monday and sent to judicial custody. victed in a case. Bansal should not politicise every issue just because the 2019 elections are near,” she said. She further went on to ask.”What about the Jaypee waste processing plant. He played an important role in bringing the firm to the city. There was no CBI inquiry into that. The plant is a huge trouble for the residents. It is a problem given by the Congress, which we are trying to fix.” —TNS to injuries Zirakpur: Vaibhav, a student of Chitkara University who was injured on Sunday morning after being hit by a car near VIP Road on the Zirakpur-Chandigarh highway, succumbed to his injuries at the GMCH, Sector 32, Chandigarh. His classmate Abhisekh had died on the spot. The police handed over the bodies of the deceased to their families after conducting an autopsy at the Civil hospital, Dera Bassi, here on Monday. The incident had occurred when Abhisekh, along with his classmate Vaibhav, had gone to the Zirakpur bus stand to pick up his father, who had come from Delhi. The police have registered a case. oc
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