11062018-CT-01.qxd 6/11/2018 1:13 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE MONDAY | 11 JUNE 2018 | CHANDIGARH Play tickles funny bone No lessons learnt Age no deterrent Khela Natya Sansthan stages a Hindi comedy play, ‘Khajoor Mein Atka’, at Tagore Theatre. P2 Despite several deaths, the authorities fail to keep a check on people entering the Ghaggar. P4 Age no deterrent for Leander Paes as he aims to feature in the upcoming Jakarta Asian C’ship. P6 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 38°C MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 37.2°C MIN 27.1°C | SUNSET MONDAY 7.24 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 5.21 AM TRIBUNE PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL Country’s topper, city’s pride JEE (ADVANCED): Pranav scores 337 out of 360, finds chemistry toughest, says coaching important Class X from Delhi Public School, Chandigarh, with a CGPA of 10. Before that, he studied at Bengaluru, Kolkata and Guwahati because of his father’s touring job. His other achievements included clearing the National Talent Search Examination (NTSE), the Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY), the Indian National Mathematics Olympiad, the Indian National Physics Olympiad, the Indian National Chemistry Olympiad and the Indian National Astronomy Olympiad. Bhartesh Singh Thakur Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 10 City lad Pranav Goyal (17) has bagged all-India rank (AIR) 1 in the Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced)-2018. The results of the JEE (Advanced), an entrance test for admission to engineering, science and architecture in the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), were declared on Sunday. Pranav had bagged AIR 4 in the JEE (Main). “At 9.50 am, the Director of the IIT, Kanpur, called me up to inform that Pranav had bagged AIR 1. We were not expecting it. We were hoping that that he would be among the top 10,” said Pankaj Goyal, Pranav’s father. The IIT, Kanpur, had conducted the JEE (Advanced). “You have to be focused. It is not about the number of hours you are putting in. You have to trust the teachers; their methods are important,” said Pranav, who used to put in about 10 hours daily — four to five hours in coaching classes and five to six hours of self-study. “Coaching is important. The physics and mathematics questions in the JEE ‘TEACHERS HELPED ME’ 1 Pranav Goyal with his parents in Chandigarh on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI SCORE: 337/360 CLASS XII: 97.2% SUCCESS MANTRA: Stay focussed, trust your teachers PARENTS: Run pharmaceutical company Albia Biocare (Advanced) are beyond NCERT books. Tuitions are necessary to clear it,” he said. By September 2017, he had completed the syllabus and after that he ❝ I want to study computer science at the IIT, Bombay. I want to start my own business one day. It will be a technology-based enterprise. My grandfather retired as a physics professor. He inspired me. PRANAV GOYAL started the revision. Pranav wants to study computer science at the IIT, Bombay. “I want to start my own business one day. It will be a technology-based enter- prise,” he said. He did his Class XII from Bhavan Vidyalaya, Panchkula, and topped the non-medical stream in the tricity with 97.2 per cent marks. He did his Pranav has scored 337 out of 360, with 117 in physics, 114 in chemistry and 106 in mathematics. He finds chemistry the toughest. “It is because a large part of it has to learnt by rote, particularly inorganic chemistry. However, my teachers helped me,” he said. “Right from the start, I have been interested in physics and mathematics. My grandfather Raj Kumar Goyal retired as a physics professor. He inspired me,” said Pranav. He is fond of reading continued on page 2 Coaching institute names topper day before results Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 10 Sri Chaitanya Institute, which gives coaching for the JEE, had announced the name of the all-India topper in the JEE (Advanced) a day before the actual results, raising many Trainer molests minor at pool Chandigarh, June 10 An eight-year-old girl was allegedly molested by a trainer at a swimming pool in Sector 29 on Sunday night. Sources said the accused allegedly touched the minor girl in an inappropriate manner. The victim objected to it and raised the alarm after which the police were informed. The victim’s family claimed that the accused trainer fled from the spot. The police recorded the statements of the victim and others present there at the time of the incident. A team of Child Helpline also reached the spot and counselled the victim. —TNS Hit by truck, two killed Panchkula, June 10 A boy and a girl were killed in a road accident at Pinjore this afternoon. Around 12.30 pm, a truck coming from Panchkula to Kalka hit a twowheeler. The youth fell and was run over by the truck. The deceased, Devender (21), was a resident of Rampur Seori, Pinjore. The girl, who sustained injuries, was rushed to the General Hospital, Sector 6. Doctors referred her to the GMCH-32 in Chandigarh, where she died. in the evening. A police official said the girl was a minor and had taken a lift from Devender. — TNS an eyebrow. In fact, it had announced that it would hold a press conference with the topper, Pranav Goyal. Their claim has come true. Hitesh Punwar, business head of Sri Chaitanya Institute, said, “When a student continued on page 2 UNETHICAL TO ANNOUNCE NAME IN ADVANCE, SAY EXPERTS Kunal Singh, who also gives coaching for the IIT entrance, said, “One can know his marks. However, it is unethical to announce the topper in advance.” Another institute, Allen, had announced a day earlier that some toppers would be from their coaching centre. “We had only declared that toppers would be from our institute because their marks usually fall above 325. It is not right to declare the ranks before the actual declaration of the results,” said Vinay Maken, administrative head of Allen. The Director, IIT, Kanpur, Prof Abhay Karandikar, under whom the IIT (Advanced) was conducted, could not be contacted. Armed goons take away car in P’kula Strike in front of liquor vend in Sector 21, were carrying country-made pistols Tribune News Service Panchkula, June 10 A Hyundai Verna car was taken away at gunpoint by four armed robbers in front of a liquor vend in Sector 21 last night. Around 9.30 pm, Baltana resident Ravinder Sharma, who runs a battery shop in Barwala, and his friend Ram Mehar Sharma, a resident of Sector 21, Panchkula, were coming from Sector 25, Panchkula, in a Verna car (HR 01A 5661) and were going towards the Sector 21 market for some personal work. They stopped near the Sector 21 liqour vend for purchasing beer. While Ram Mehar went to the liquor vend for the beer, all of a sudden, four youths, in a car, stopped there and three, who were armed with country- VICTIM’S PHONE FOUND DUMPED NEAR TAU DEVI LAL STADIUM Ravinder used the mobile phone of a “paan” vendor, who was sitting outside the liquor vend, and informed the police about the gunpoint robbery. The robbers had dumped Ravinder’s mobile phone near Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Sector 3, which was later recovered by the police. POLICE CHECKING CCTV FOOTAGE The police are scrutinising the CCTV footage of the liquor vend. Besides, they are also checking the footage of other CCTV cameras installed close to the robbery spot. made pistols, came out and pointed a gun at Ravinder. They told Ravinder to hand over the mobile phone and the car keys to them. To save his life, Ravinder handed over the car keys and the mobile phone PAST INCIDENTS February 21: A Swift Dzire car was taken away at gunpoint on the road separating Sector 5 and 6. January 6: A Fortuner was looted at gunpoint opposite a beer bar in the Sector 9 market. Nov 15, 2017: A Verna was looted at gunpoint and a landlord kidnapped from Sector 9 and dumped in Dera Bassi. March 21, 2017: Two robbers forcibly took away a Honda City from an engineering student near the Sector 19 railway T-point. January 17, 2017: A girl was kidnapped, raped and her Hyundai i20 car taken away forcibly from her. The car was later recovered. to them. Within seconds, the robbers fled away with his car. The victims were not able to identify car model in which the robbers had come. The car that was taken away was Ravinder’s, regis- tered in the name of his wife. On Ravinder’s complaint, the police have lodged an FIR under Section 392 (robbery) of the IPC and under the Arms Act at the Sector 5 police station. Youth held for duping model of ~12 lakh Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 10 A 28-year-old youth has been arrested by the cyber crime investigation cell of the UT police for allegedly duping a Mumbai-based model of Rs 12 lakh. The accused, who has several similar complaints against him, approached the victim through Facebook in lieu of offering modelling assign- ments. The accused has been identified as Rahul (28), a resident of Dhanas. The police said the model, Alka Priya Shekhar, had approached the UT police in May with her complaint that a city resident fraudulently withdrew Rs 12 lakh from her bank account. Sources said the accused had approached the complainant through Facebook and promised to provide her modelling assignments and a role in a Punjabi movie. The police said the accused told the complainant that she had been selected for a modelling assignment and a photo shoot. The accused made the victim send her objectionable pictures to him claiming it to be a professional requirement. The accused then procured information regarding the victim’s bank account claiming c m y b that he would send the payments for assignments in the same bank account. The accused sent an air ticket to the victim with which she reached Delhi, where they both met. The accused told the victim that she would have to accompany him to Chandigarh for shoots. The model has alleged that the accused on way to Chandigarh replaced the continued on page 2 NEEL ARYAN GUPTA AIR: 10 SCORE: 310/360 CLASS XII: 93.2% SUCCESS MANTRA: Analyse mistakes. Make a strategy to study PARENTS: Father a property dealer, mother a senior branch manager at Oriental Insurance SAHIL SOOD AIR: 36 SCORE: 294/360 CLASS XII: 95% SUCCESS MANTRA: Don’t give up, work hard with dedication to achieve goal PARENTS: Father a manager in Punjab National Bank, mother a lecturer at the GMSSS, Sector 35 ANEESH GARG AIR: 52 SCORE: 285/360 CLASS XII: 96.4% SUCCESS MANTRA: Have confidence; proper guidance important PARENTS: Father an Assistant Director (General) in telecom ministry, mother a teacher in Punjab Neel Aryan Gupta in a jubilant mood in Chandigarh on Sunday. Zirakpur boy braves surgery to emerge among the top 10 Bhartesh Singh Thakur Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 10 Neel Aryan Gupta (17) had to postpone his surgery to take the Joint Entrance Examination (Main). He took the exam in pain, got his surgery done later, recovered, took the JEE (Advanced) and got all-India rank (AIR) 10. A student of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, Neel Aryan was suffering from anal fistula. He was in pain and was not able to sit. “Sometimes, it used to pain so much that I would squeeze my father’s hand. He took care of me. My mother had to go for work,” he said. His father Shankar Gupta is a property dealer, while his mother Renu Garg works as a senior branch manager at Oriental Insurance. Neel Aryan remained admitted the whole night on March 20 at Alchemist Hospital, Panchkula, and appeared for the CBSE Class XII mathematics paper the next day. However, he scored 100. He was advised surgery, but he was to take the JEE (Main) ❝ I continued to study while lying down. My coaching teachers used to send me study material on e-mail. However, I started sitting gradually and appeared for a mock test on May 6, which went well NEEL ARYAN GUPTA on April 8. So, on the advice of the PGI, he was put on conservative medicine. His coaching classes and studies remained disturbed. He could only secure AIR 182 in the JEE (Main). Finally, he went for a surgery on April 16 and took at least three weeks to recover. “I continued to study while lying down. My coaching teachers used to send me study material on e-mail. However, I started sitting gradually and appeared for a continued on page 2
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