09052018-LT-01.qxd 5/9/2018 12:20 AM Page 1 c m y b WEDNESDAY | 9 MAY 2018 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE The lonely life of a poet Bankers disappointed AITA Championship A cheerful peon at a govt office, GS Diwana would share his innermost feelings only in his verses. P3 On a call of United Forum of Bank Unions, bankers protest IBA’s meagre offer of 2% hike. P4 Players from Punjab in boys’ singles (U-12 and U-14) record victories in second round. P4 SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS | MAX 34°C MIN 22°C | SUNSET WEDNESDAY 7:11 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 5:35 AM FORECAST PSEB CLASS X EXAMINATION RESULTS Dist records highest merit in state Of 401 merits, Ludhiana district records the highest number of 94 Naina Mishra Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 8 The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) announced the Class X exam results on Tuesday. Gurpreet Singh of Shri Harkrishan Sahib Senior Secondary School here has secured the first position (academic) in the state with a score of 637 (98%). Of 42,107 students, who appeared for the Class X examinations, 28,327 have passed the exams, which makes a pass percentage of 67.27 % in Ludhiana district. The overall pass percentage is 59.47%. This year, the board released 401 merits, of which Ludhiana district recorded the highest number of 94 merits. Of 34 students securing top 10 positions in the provisional merit list released by the PSEB, nine students are from Ludhiana district. We are often told by ❝elders and teachers our that revision is the key to cracking any exam. However, many of us study only when exams approach, which also leaves us hopeless on the exam day. One should develop the habit of studying daily. ❞ GURPREET SINGH, State topper Thieves decamp with 13-tola gold, cash Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 8 Thieves sprayed some sedatives on the sleeping members of a family and decamped with cash and valuables worth several lakhs from a house at Gurpreet Nagar on Monday night. The entire theft was captured on a CCTV camera. The police have launched investigation to identify the thieves who took away 13 tola of gold and Rs 44,000 in cash from the house. Owner of the house Kulwinder Singh said he owned a nut and bolts factory in Giaspura. Last night, he, along with his wife Manpreet Kaur, retired to their bedroom around 11 pm. His son, Navjot, was sleeping on the first floor. When they woke up in the morning, they felt some heaviness. It was the fourth theft reported in the same area in the past two months. Though thieves have been captured on CCTV cameras, the police have failed to nab them. Worker found dead at factory Ludhiana, May 8 The decomposed body of a factory worker was found at the labourers’ quarters in Phase VII, Focal Point, on Tuesday. The deceased has been identified as Ram Gopal, a migrant labourer. The quarters have been built on the roof of the factory. Ram Gopal had been working at the factory for the past four months. Continued on page 3 DIST TOPPERS ON PROVISIONAL MERIT LIST Student Gurpreet Singh Gurleen Kaur Shweta Kumari Amanpreet Kaur Gurleen Kaur Muskan Sukhman Singh Mohit Bisht School Shri Harkrishan Sahib Senior Secondary School RS Model Senior Secondary School RS Model Senior Secondary School BCM Senior Secondary School Shri Harkrishan Sahib Senior Secondary School Rajindra Model Senior Secondary School Dasmesh Senior Secondary School RS Model Senior Secondary School Rank 2 4 6 6 8 8 10 10 Percentage 98% 97.69% 97.38% 97.38% 97.08% 97.08% 96.77% 96.77% Limited resources never a hurdle for Amanpreet Tribune News Service State topper Gurpreet Singh of Shri Harkrishan Sahib Public Sr. Sec. School flashes the victory sign. HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Topper Gurpreet shares success tips Do revisions, study daily, go for concept-based learning his mantra Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 8 Gurpreet Singh of Shri Harkrishan Sahib Public Senior Secondary School, Daba Colony, who has topped the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) Class X exams, shares how to come off with flying colours in any exam. Gurpreet says: “We are often told by our elders and teachers that revision is the key to cracking any exam. However, many of us study only when exams approach, which also leaves us hopeless on the exam day. One should develop the habit of studying daily. By doing so, you get enough time to clear your doubts with the help of teachers.” “Concept-based learning is always helpful than rote learning. You can answer any value- LIT officials’ role under scanner in ~1-cr land deal Nikhil Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May8 The role of Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) officials is under the scanner in the recent land scam case registered against a local businessman, Parvinder Singh, of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar. According to the complainant, Jagdish Rai Garg, a resident of Sunil Park on the Jassian road, Haibowal Kalan, Parvinder had sold him a plot measuring 400 square yard located at Rishi Nagar for Rs 1.4 crore but he failed to transfer the ownership of the property. The ownership of the plot rests with Sandhya Bhalla of Kitchlu Nagar. Jagdish told The Tribune that when the suspect, who is a property dealer, failed to transfer the ownership of the plot to him, he (Jagdish) filed a petition in the court and court granted a stay. Despite the court’s stay order, the suspect sold the same plot to a third party and took a hefty amount from them. He alleged that the LIT officials allegedly connived with the suspect in carrying out the plot sale to the third party and they should be booked by the police. Jagdish said he had submitted a complaint to the Police Commissioner, who marked an inquiry to Additional DCP Sandeep Garg. The ADCP , after conducting the inquiry, registered a case against Parvinder. The ADCP has clearly mentioned in his report that if the role of LIT officials comes to the fore in further probe, action will be taken against them too. role of LIT officials ❝The come to the fore had not so far. But their role is under the scanner and they may face action if their role is established in further probe. ❞ SANDEEP GARG, ADCP “In 2011, Parvinder, who was not the owner of the plot, made an agreement to sell the same plot and took Rs 1.4 crore. When Parvinder could not execute the registration of the property, buyer Jagdish filed a civil case and the court issued stay order on the property in 2014. Jagdish also filed a complaint to the LIT in this regard. Parvinder still sold the property to the third party and committed a fraud. We then approached the Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, who ordered the cancellation of transfer of property to the third party,” the ADCP said in its report. “I had submitted a complaint against six persons, including the LIT officials, who connived with the suspect to execute sale of property despite the court’s stay order. But the police registered a case against one person only. Now, I will again move court to seek inclusion of LIT officials’ names in the FIR,” said Jagdish. Meanwhile, Garg said in his probe, the role of LIT officials had not come to the fore so far. But their role is under the scanner and they may face action if their role is established in further probe, he added. Ludhiana, May 8 Everyone has a dream but success comes to only those who work for it even if it demands to act in unfavourable situations. For Amanpreet Kaur (15), who is the daughter of a tea seller, limited resources was never a hurdle, as she has secured the third position (sports) in the Punjab Board Class X results with 97.38% marks. Amanpreet is a student of BCM Senior Secondary School, Focal Point, and pursuing her medical studies at RS Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar. A resident of New Moti Nagar, Jasvir Singh (41), father of Amanpreet, runs ‘Gyani Tea Stall’ at Focal Point from 6 am to 7 pm in the evening to make ends meet. He barely earns Rs 350 based question if your concepts are clear,” said Gurpreet, who also wants to become a theoretical physicist. Besides studying, Gurpreet is fond of drawing and painting, which is also a stress buster for him while preparing for exams. Paras Mani, Principal of Shri Harkrishan Sahib Public Senior Secondary School, said: “I am quite happy that our school has made it to the state merit list. It is the first time in the history that any student from our school has topped the state. It’s been quite a while ever since I took charge of the school. Earlier, the academic record of the school was not up to the mark. Today’s result will boost the teachers’ morale to make more efforts for their students.” Hawara case adjourned till May 14 Sweet success Ludhiana, May 8 Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Suresh Kumar Goel today adjourned hearing in a case of arms recovery against extremist Jagtar Singh Hawara till May 14. Hawara was produced before the court through video conferencing from the Tihar Jail. Holding him guilty in the case of recovery of an AK-56 gun, Judicial Magistrate Varinder Kumar referred the case to the CJM on April 9 for pronouncing the sentence. The Judicial Magistrate can grant a maximum sentence of three years. The CJM has the power to award sentence up to seven years. OC c m y b Amanpreet Kaur, third in state in sports category, hugs her father Jasvir Singh at his tea stall in Ludhiana. HIMANSHU MAHAJAN a day. Jasvir, who has one daughter and a son, said: “I will teach my daughter even if I have to raise a loan for her education. She always wanted to be a doctor and I always used to wonder how am I going to fulfil her dream. But somewhere in my heart, I had faith in her capabilities. Even Principal Shashi Sharma, along with family of Puneet Kaur, who has secured third position in the state in PSEB Class X exams, offers her sweets on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO for her admission to RS Model School in the medical stream, I raised a loan of Rs 10,000 as I had no money. “She used to ask me the price of books which she needed. I never disclosed the figure as I feared she would lose hope. She has been a Continued on page 3 3 get life term for murder of kiln worker Ludhiana, May 8 Additional Sessions Judge KS Sullar has convicted Shripal, Atar Singh and Pardeep Singh, all residents of Raju Da Bhatha, Raikot, on the charges of killing Arun Kumar, an employee of the brick-kiln. They have been sentenced to rigorous life imprisonment. Accused Kallu died during the trial. A case against them was registered on March 30, 2014, on a statement of Rahul Kumar, brother of the deceased. Arun was beaten with spades following a dispute over a place for moulding bricks. He died at Arora Neuro Centre. OC
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