03052019-CT-01.qxd 5/3/2019 1:08 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE FRIDAY | 3 MAY 2019 | CHANDIGARH FLIGHTS DIVERTED, DELAYED DUE TO BAD WEATHER Two flights, set to land at the Chandigarh international airport, diverted to Amritsar, Lucknow FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF CONG WORKER FOUND HANGING Panchkula: An active worker of the Congress was found hanging from a ceiling fan of his house on Wednesday evening. The deceased has been identified as Rajiv Chopra (45), a resident of Ram Nagar Colony in Kalka. The incident came to light when Congress workers visited his house to know his well-being as he did not attend Kumari Selja’s election rally. The police said the aged parents of the victim told him that their son Rajiv was depressed and was not talking to anyone for the past two days. The Kalka police have registered a case in this regard. TNS TRICITY FUEL PRICES PETROL DIESEL CHANDIGARH ~69.03 ~63.44 PANCHKULA ~72.74 ~65.66 MOHALI ~73.61 ~66.19 WHAT’S ON CHANDIGARH TALK: First Friday Forum to hold a talk by Prof Ravinder Sharma; Punjab Kala Bhavan; 5 pm PLAY: Manchan Arts to present ‘Thy Work is Done’, English play on Norah Richards; Tagore Theatre; 6.30 pm APNI MANDI: Sector 24 and 46 MOHALI APNI MANDI: Sector 68, Nayagaon PANCHKULA APNI MANDI: Sector 21 PAGE 3 PAGE 4 AUTHORITIES SEAL HOTEL CROWN WEST IN MOHALI FOUR TAKE WOMEN, CHILDREN HOSTAGE, DECAMP WITH CASH The GMADA authorities seal Crown West hotel in Phase 11, Mohali, citing violation of allotment norms. MAX 37°C | MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 36.9°C | MIN 24°C SUNSET FRIDAY 7:01 PM Four miscreants take woman, three children hostage in Peer Muchalla, decamp with cash and jewellery. SUNRISE SATURDAY 5:38 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD CITY LAD THIRD IN COUNTRY CBSE Class XII results: Tricity toppers in other streams also from Chandigarh MANOJ MAHAJAN SWEET SUCCESS Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 2 Dishank Jindal of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, bagged all-India rank (AIR) 3 in the CBSE Class XII exams. The results were announced today. He scored 99.4 per cent marks in the non-medical stream. Dishank was also the topper in the JEE (Main) from the city. Dishank, who got 497 marks out of 500, gives credit to his sister, who is six years older to him and works as an engineer with an IT firm in Bengaluru. “My sister always used to wish me good luck whether I appeared for a board exam or the JEE. Her wishes have always been with me,” he says. His sister is also an alumna of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh. The tricity topper’s father said they never felt a need to push him as he was always self-motivated. He had also secured the 57th rank in India in the best of two JEE (Main). The tricity topper in humanities, Anusha Naggar, is also from Bhavan Vidyalaya. She scored 98.8 per cent. She said the turning pointing in her life was in Class V when her class teacher made her write “Hard work + Dedication = Success”. Anusha was left short of words on hearing about the results. She said, “I feel out of the world right now as I had always dreamt of being a topper one day and this is surreal.” She added, “People have always called me a nerd as I never played sports.” She also has a flair for poetry and painting, which, she says, helped her ace the exam. Her favourite subject is his- PARENTS: Father Harish Jindal a chemist, mother Udita homemaker SUCCESS MANTRA: Conceptual clarity, no rote learning STRESS BUSTER: TV shows and watching cricket SCORE: Physics 100, chemistry 100, maths 100, English 98 and physical education 99 DISHANK JINDAL Non-Medical 497/500 99.4% tory and wants to pursue graduation in the subject. She aims to serve society by becoming an IAS officer. For Chetanya Mittal of Sri Guru Harkrishan Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 38, who topped the tricity with 97.8 per cent marks in the medical stream, NCERT books always proved handy. He advised students to go through model question papers. Chetanya largely stayed away from social media. “Just like anybody else, I do have accounts on WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook, but I reduced their use,” the topper said when asked about his success mantra. Arushi Mahajan of SD Public School, Sector 32, topped the tricity in commerce with 98.8 per cent marks. She aspires to become an investment banker. Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), New Delhi, is her dream college from where she wants to pursue her graduation. She hails from Gurdaspur in Punjab and moved to the city to get quality education after Class X. More on page 2 << Dishank Jindal with his parents in Chandigarh on Thursday. He was the city topper in the JEE (Main) too. TRICITY TOPPERS HUMANITIES COMMERCE MEDICAL ANUSHA NAGGAR ARUSHI MAHAJAN CHETANYA MITTAL 494/500 494/500 489/500 98.8% 98.8% 97.8% PARENTS: Father PARENTS: Father Virender Sharma owns a restaurant, mother Namrata Naggar is a housewife Sandeep Mahajan a chartered accountant, mother Parul Gupta a housewife PARENTS: Father Dr Puneet Mittal and mother Dr Monica Mittal both practise medicine SUCCESS MANTRA: SUCCESS MANTRA: SUCCESS MANTRA: Focused study, off social media STRESS BUSTER: Writing poetry and painting SCORE: Political Science 100, History 99, Psychology 99, English 98 and Economics 98 BEATING ALL ODDS Despite being partially visually impaired since birth, Ritik Goyal of the Institute for the Blind, Sector 26, has scored 94.8 per cent in humanities. Assisted by Braille books, he thanked his teachers. P2 Three women snatchers held Tribune News Service Mohali, May 2 The local police have arrested three women snatchers, who were active in the area for quite some time and had targeted a woman employee of Max Hospital recently. The women have been identified as Dolly, alias Lacho, Gurmit Kaur and Lachmi, all residents of Patiala. According to the police, the miscreants had snatched a gold chain and a locket from Baljit Kaur when she was about to board a bus at Phase 6. The incident had taken place on April 23. “Yesterday, the victim spotted all three women at the bus stop again and informed us,” said the police. A case under Sections 341 and 379-B of the IPC has been registered at the Phase 1 police station. The court has remanded the women in one-day police custody. c m y b PAGE 4 Worked on concepts, four-to-six-hour study STRESS BUSTER: Listening to music, playing cricket SCORE: Accountancy: 100, Mathematics: 100, Economics: 99, English: 95, Physical Education: 100 and Business Studies: 95 Focused study, off social media STRESS BUSTER: Running and meditation SCORE: Chemistry 100, Biology 100, English 94 , Physics 97 and Physical Education 98 FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Skybus to cure UT traffic chaos Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 2 With a view to curbing traffic rush, a double-decker skybus service will be started in Chandigarh, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said here today. He was addressing a gathering of intellectuals at Law Bhawan, the Road Transport and Highways Minister. A small skybus can carry about 300 passengers. Compared to other hi-tech transport systems, the capital cost of constructing the skybus is said to be among the lowest. If compared to the heavy rail system, it involves minimum land acquisition requirement, higher average speed and faster implementation. Gadkari further advocated the need of eco-friendly transport system and diversification of energy, and promised to initiate several steps in this regard. “Public transport in city will be run on electric, CNG and ethanol mode in two years. We will rid the city of water and air pollution,” he added, emphasising on reducing dependence on petrol and diesel, which are hazardous. Recalling the Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s continued on p5 ELEVATED PILLARS fare of the ❝Thewill be less new service than other buses. It will ply on elevated pillars along the central verge of roads. The skybus will be run on electric mode and there will be minimum use of diesel. It will be a big revolution. — Nitin Gadkari, ❞ UNION ROAD TRANSPORT MINISTER
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