08052019-CT-01.qxd 5/8/2019 1:44 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY | 8 MAY 2019 | CHANDIGARH NOT ALL FILMS ARE HIT, SAYS ANUPAM ON NO-SHOW PAGE 3 Actor Anupam Kher reacts to cancellation of rally in favour of Kirron Kher due to no crowd at the venue. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF THEFT AT HOUSE IN SECTOR 7 Chandigarh: In a daylight theft, valuables, including jewellery items, were stolen from a house in Sector 7 on May 6. According to the police, complainant Vikas Saini reported that he, along with his wife, had gone to a hospital. On returning around 11.30 am, the couple found the main door open and the house ransacked. The police said locks of an almirah in which the valuables were kept were also broken. Four rings, three gold lockets, five gold earrings, a gold chain and a laptop were stolen. The police were informed, who visited the spot. A case has been registered at the Sector 26 police station.TNS MAN ARRESTED WITH HEROIN Chandigarh: A Sector 34 resident has been arrested by the Chandigarh Police with 4.5 gm of heroin. According to the police, the suspect, Ashwani Kumar, was arrested from near a temple in Sector 36. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered against him at the Sector 36 police station. TNS TRICITY FUEL PRICES PETROL DIESEL CHANDIGARH ~68.99 ~63.45 PANCHKULA ~72.70 ~65.67 MOHALI ~73.57 ~66.20 WHAT’S ON CHANDIGARH PLAY: Stagecraft to stage play ‘Abhisarika’ at Randhawa Auditorium, Punjab Kala Bhavan; 7 pm APNI MANDI: Sector 15, 40 and 46 MOHALI APNI MANDI: Sector 58 PANCHKULA APNI MANDI: Sector 26 10-year jail for youth in NDPS case Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 7 The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Sanjiv Joshi has awarded 10-year imprisonment to a 23-yearold resident of Mohali in a drug peddling case. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh on the convict, Ashok Kumar, a resident of Jhujjar Nagar, Mohali. In default of payment of the fine, the convict will have to undergo further imprisonment for two years. Ashok was arrested with 13 injections of buprenorphine omgesic and 13 injections of pheniramine maleate from near the Maloya bus stand on July 28, 2017. A case under Section 22 of the NDPS Act was registered against the accused at the Maloya police station and he was sent to jail. PAGE 4 CANDIDATE BOOKED FOR CLIMBING WATER TANK Independent candidate from Patiala constituency, Makhan Singh, booked for climbing atop a water tank. MAX 41°C | MIN 20°C | YESTERDAY MAX 40.4°C | MIN 19.7°C PAGE 5 MAN KILLED IN LATE NIGHT BRAWL, THREE INJURED One person dies while three others sustain injuries in a brawl that took place at Ambala Cantonment SUNSET WEDNESDAY 7:04 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 5:34 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Strawberry lad third Aditi tops tricity in in country with 99.5% ICSE Class X exam Tribune News Service ISC CLASS XII RESULTS TRICITY TOPPER HUMANITIES Chaitanya Gupta 99.5% Chandigarh, May 7 The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) today declared the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and Indian School Certificate (ISC) results for Class X and XII examinations, respectively. The tricity schools affiliated to the CISCE recorded a pass percentage of 100. Chaitanya Gupta topped the tricity by securing 99.5 per cent marks in the humanities stream and also emerged third in the country. He is a student of Strawberry Fields High School, Sector 26. Chaitanya said there was stress at the beginning of the examinations and towards the end. However, he tried to stay focused and calm during the examinations. “It’s the conceptual clarity of topics that helps a student fetch good marks. I took frequent breaks while studying. Every two to three hours, I used to take half an hour break. During the break, I used to either play video games or watch movies,” he said. Political science is his favourite subject and he wants to get admission to National Law University, Bengaluru. His interests lie in international politics and world economy. He is also an ardent fan of Shashi Tharoor for his eloquence and sagacity. His father Sukant Gupta is a lawyer at the Punjab and Haryana High Court and mother Ritu Garg is a Judge at the Panchkula District 98.5% STRAWBERRY FIELDS HIGH SCHOOL, CHANDIGARH Tribune News Service TRICITY TOPPER NON-MEDICAL Tarandeep Kaur YADAVINDRA PUBLIC SCHOOL, MOHALI TRICITY TOPPER.. MEDICAL Akshit Chhabra 96.25% STRAWBERRY FIELDS HIGH SCHOOL, CHANDIGARH TRICITY TOPPER COMMERCE Hritabh Hrishit 99% Chaitanya Gupta, who topped the tricity in the humanities stream, with his family members in Chandigarh on Tuesday. MANOJ MAHAJAN ❝ ST XAVIER’S SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL, CHANDIGARH It’s the conceptual clarity of topics that helps a student fetch good marks. I took frequent breaks while studying. Every two to three hours, I used to take half an hour break. During the break, I used to either play video games or watch movies. Chaitanya Gupta ❞ . Courts. His father said, “Chaitanya’s result is better than our expectations and our role in his success is negligible. He is a dedicated child, who always strives for better results.” At 99 per cent, Hritabh Hrishit stood second in the tricity and topped the commerce stream. He is a student of St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44. “I used to practise accountancy and mathematics each day as it required a lot of practice. It is also very impor- tant to clear doubts with teachers on a regular basis.” On dealing with exam pressure, he said, “There were times when I felt discouraged and during that time, a healthy talk with parents helped a lot.” His aim is to become Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer. He is aiming for a good college of Delhi University for pursuing BCom (Hons). “I like travelling and want to serve my country. Hrishit used to study for four to five hours a day and gives credit for his success to his father. His father Binod Kumar Sharma is Chief Manager with the State Bank of India, while his mother Rita Sharma is a homemaker. Another student of Strawberry Fields High School, Sector 26, Akshit Chhabra, emerged the tricity topper in the medical stream with 96.25 per cent marks. Chhabra is a national-level tennis player and admires Rafael Nadal to an extent that he has read his autobiography as well. continued on page 2 P’kula/Chandigarh, May 7 Aditi of Little Flower Convent School, Sector 14, Panchkula, bagged the first place in the tricity in the ICSE Class X examinations. The results were announced today. She scored 98.6 per cent marks. Aditi, who got 493 marks out of 500, gives credit to her parents and teachers, who supported her. She said she would pursue non-medical and wanted do a BTech. She has not yet decided about her future plans, but would like to explore the corporate world. She said social media such as WhatsApp and Facebook distracted her, so she hardly used the mobile for this purpose. She used the phone only for getting school notes and other information or for discussing subjects with teachers or her classmates. “I didn’t expect more that 97 per cent marks, but now I feel happy having topped the tricity.” The tricity topper’s father said he never forced Aditi for studies as she was self-motivated. He said he only wanted discipline to be maintained in the house and used to take the card of the dish TV with him so that she could not view TV in their absence. Her mother said they never arranged tuition for Aditi and she only helped her solve difficult maths questions. Pavit Singh of Strawberry Fields High School, Sector 26, shared the second position in the tricity with 98.4 per cent. He scored 492 marks out of 500. “From the very beginning, you have to be consistent with your studies.” TRICITY TOPPER ADITI Aditi, who scored 98.6 per cent marks to top the ICSE Class X exams in the tricity, flashes the victory sign. NITIN MITTAL 98.6% 2ND IN TRICITY PAVIT SINGH 2ND IN TRICITY RAGHAV GOEL 3RD IN TRICITY GARIMA GARG 98.4% 98.4% 98.2% STRAWBERRY FIELDS HIGH SCHOOL, CHANDIGARH LITTLE FLOWER CONVENT SCHOOL, PANCHKULA LITTLE FLOWER CONVENT SCHOOL, PANCHKULA She used to study for eight to nine hours a day, but without stress. She said, “You can’t score much if you are in stress and tend to forget the answers. I have realised that even boards aren’t a big deal if one is consistent from day one.” She wants to become a doctor. She said she had started taking coaching for the medical stream, but hadn’t decided which school to enrol in. Raghav Goel of Little Flower Convent School, who got 492 marks out of 500, also bagged the second posi- PU teacher gets Biker tears challan book, held ~10-lakh relief Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 7 A local court has awarded a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to a PU Associate Professor in a defamation case. A tennis coach had levelled false allegations against the teacher. Dr Gurmeet Singh Kapoor, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Education, PU, had filed a suit for the recovery of Rs 50 lakh on account of damages from Rupinder Singh Saini, a tennis coach. In the suit, Dr Kapoor submitted that he was the Chairman-cum-Head of the Department of Physical Education, PU, from April 4, 2012, to July 10, 2013. On March 14, 2013, he received an anonymous complaint that Saini was appointed the tennis coach without any qualification and experience for the post after which he summoned the file of Saini to verify the complaint and found that no certificate was available in it. Thereafter, he wrote several letters to Saini to submit the original educational qualification certificates, but he failed to do so. When the tenure of Saini was to expire, he got a DDR prepared (dated April 10, 2013) as a false proof to show that the documents of his qualification DEFAMATION CASE were misplaced. The executive committee of the Directorate of Sports, on May 13, 2013, once again asked the defendant to submit the certificate regarding his qualification and experience. Saini, with the motive to malign the image of Kapoor and blackmail him, gave a wrong affidavit on May 14, 2013, containing defamatory, frivolous and scandalous allegations and got these published in a newspaper to harm the reputation of the Associate Professor. In his reply, Saini stated that he was appointed the coach on a contract basis. To get his services terminated, Kapoor devised a tool by preparing an anonymous letter. After hearing arguments of the counsel for the plaintiff and the defendant, the court of Varun Nagpal, Civil Judge (Senior Division), directed Saini to pay a compensation of Rs 10 lakh on account of damages for causing loss of reputation to the Associate Professor. Chandigarh, May 7 A Dhanas resident has been arrested for misbehaving with a traffic cop at Sector 24. The suspect, who was being challaned for driving on a cycle track, also tore the challan book on May 6. According to the police, the complainant, Head Constable Ajit Singh, posted in the traffic wing, Sector 29, reported that he was on duty at the Sector 24/25 light point when he saw a youth riding a motorcycle on a cycle track. He stopped the biker for the violation. However, the biker started misbehaving with him. When the cop tried to challan him, he tore the challan book. “The suspect’s name is Sahil. However, he gave a wrong name to the police while they were issuing the challan,” said a police official. The police were informed following which a PCR vehicle reached the spot. A case under Sections 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter a public servant from his duty), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter a public servant from the discharge of his duty) and 419 (punishment for cheating by impersonation) of the IPC has been registered at the Sector 11 police station. The biker was arrested and sent to judicial custody. Warrants against crime branch official BMW HIT-&-RUN Chandigarh, May 7 A local court has issued bailable warrants against the official concerned of the crime branch of the Chandigarh Police for not submitting the status report on absconding accused Balraj Singh Randhawa in the Akansh Sen murder case. The court issued the bailable warrants for May 17. Earlier, summons were issued to the SHO, but he did not appear in the court. The court directed the crime branch to submit the status report on the next date of hearing. The warrants were issued on an application c m y b WHAT HAD HAPPENED ■ Akansh Sen, nephew of former Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh, was crushed to death under the wheels of a BMW car by Balraj Randhawa and Harmehtab Singh in February 2017. filed by Adamya Singh in the BMW murder case, seeking directions to the SSP to register an FIR against proclaimed offender Balraj Singh Randhawa and the person who helped him escape. Akansh Sen was the nephew of former Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh. Sen was crushed to death under the wheels of a BMW car by Randhawa and Harmehtab Singh in February 2017. Harmehtab had been arrested in the case. — TNS F Bar firing accused’s bail plea rejected Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 7 A local court today rejected the bail application of Chetan Munjal, an accused in the F Bar firing incident. Five BJP members — Chetan Munjal, Rajesh Paswan, Rinku, Rohit, aka Rimy, and Arjun Thakur, son of a UT head constable, — were booked after the firing incident during the birthday bash of local BJP leader Sahdev Salaria, an aide of MP Kirron Kher, at the F Bar restaurant in Sector 26 on November 19 last year. One of the bullets had hit Jaideep Singh, who was the president of the student council at SD College, Sector 32, in 2015, while another one had hit Yogeshwar. An NSUI leader, Pankaj Jakhar, and Deepak Kundu were also injured in the incident. LITTLE FLOWER CONVENT SCHOOL, PANCHKULA tion in the tricity by scoring 98.4 per cent marks. He shared the second position with Pavit Singh. He said after his brother Shivam Goel, who had topped the tricity by scoring 98.4 per cent marks and is pursuing BTech from the IIT, Kanpur, he was under tremendous pressure from relatives and friends, who wanted him to do equally well. “I used to study for five to seven hours a day and remained focused on my studies.” continued on page 2 Motorcyclist succumbs Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 7 A motorcyclist, who was injured after being hit by a speeding ambulance, which jumped the red light at the Kali Bari light point, succumbed to his injuries. Victim Santosh Kumar, a resident of Sector 63, was seriously injured in the accident. He was admitted to the GMCH, Sector 32. The police said the ambulance driver sped away from the spot. However, he was identified through the registration number of the vehicle noted down by eyewitnesses. Krishal Lal (27) of Ambala district, the suspect, was arrested and later released on bail. Man arrested for sexually abusing boy Chandigarh, May 7 A 51-year-old man, who has retired from Air Force, has been arrested for sexually abusing a 11-year-old boy in Sector 47 here on Monday night. The victim’s mother told the police that her son was sexually abused by Umesh Chand. A case under Section 10 of the POCSO Act has been registered at the Sector 31 police station. — TNS
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