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AIIMS: City girl Ramneek bags AIR 2
Ramneek Kaur Mahal with her parents. Photo: Vijay Kumar

AIIMS: City girl Ramneek bags AIR 2

Sons of doctors, Manraj Singh Sra, Sabin Rai secure all-India rank 4 and 4819 Jun 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: Ramneek Kaur Mahal, Manraj Singh Sra and Sabin Rai brought laurels to the city by securing all-India rank (AIR) 2, 4 and 48, respectively, in the AIIMS entrance examination, the result of which was announced on Monday.

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Nikhila Pant Dhawan

Tribune News Service

Bathinda, June 18

Ramneek Kaur Mahal, Manraj Singh Sra and Sabin Rai brought laurels to the city by securing all-India rank (AIR) 2, 4 and 48, respectively, in the AIIMS entrance examination, the result of which was announced on Monday.

Ramneek proved to be a topper all along as she had earlier secured AIR 10 in NEET and also topped in Bathinda district in the CBSE Class XII examinations by securing 97.6 per cent marks.

Talking to The Tribune, Ramneek swore by regularity and staying away from social media as her success mantra.

“Being regular in studies and never losing sight of my aim helped me achieve it. For the past two years, I have stayed away from all distractions and just focused on my studies. Although I was expecting to score well, securing AIR 2 is unbelievable,” she said.

“As a gift, Ramneek will now get a smartphone of her choice as she had been using a basic mobile phone till now,” said her parents Dr Brinder Kaur and Dr Amanjit Singh Mahal.

Manraj Singh Sra, son of eye surgeon Dr JS Sra and general physician Dr Navpreet Kaur, secured AIR 4.

“Completely unexpected,” is how he described his result. “After appearing for the exam, I was confident that I would qualify for AIIMS, but was not expecting to be placed fourth among all candidates,” he said.

Totally cutting off from social media is something that Manraj followed.

Manraj had scored 93.6 per cent marks in the CBSE Class XII examinations and bagged AIR-159 in NEET, the result of which was announced earlier this month.

Sabin Rai, son of Dr Deepak Rai and Dr Dheera Gupta also brought laurels to the city by securing AIR 48. For Sabin too, being a doctor runs in the family.

“My grandfather is a doctor and so are my parents. My elder brother is pursuing MBBS from Udaipur. I got all the inspiration that I required from within the family,” he said.

“After the result was announced, I took almost an hour to let it sink in since I was not expecting to make it to AIIMS. Now that my admission to my dream institute has been confirmed, I would like to become a cardio surgeon,” Sabin said.

All seats in Bathinda, Ludhiana meritorious schools filled

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Sacrilege

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19 Jun 2018 | 12:48 AM

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MCB demolishes showroom, warns others

MCB demolishes showroom, warns others

19 Jun 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: On the directions of Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, the building branch of the Municipal Corporation on Monday continued its demolition drive for the second day in the city.

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Years on, waterlogging still haunts locals

19 Jun 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: Many years have passed and a huge amount have been spend on resolving the waterlogging problem in the city, but the Municipal Corporation of Bathinda has failed to find a solution to the problem till date.

Tandarust Punjab: Power Minister launches green drive

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19 Jun 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: Power Minister Gurpreet Singh Kangar on Monday launched a drive to distribute free saplings under the Tandarust Punjab mission of the state government.

Make demand for pure water a campaign, says Seechewal

Make demand for pure water a campaign, says Seechewal

19 Jun 2018 | 12:48 AM

FARIDKOT: Giving a call to make the demand for pure drinking water a campaign in the next Lok Sabha elections to force all political parties to address the issue, environmentalists, religious persons and social activists on Monday joined hands in Faridkot in the wake of high pollutants spoiling the surface and groundwater in the state.

Rs 10.25 lakh for martyr’s family

19 Jun 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: Power Minister Gurpreet Singh Kangar and Advisor to Chief Minister Lt General (retd) TS Shergil paid obeisance at the bhog ceremony of martyr sepoy Sukhwinder Singh, who was killed in Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir a few days ago, at Hakamsinghwala village on Sunday.

One booked for bid to rape minor

19 Jun 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: An unidentified person has been booked for attempting to rape a Class VIII student in Bhucho.

Five booked, 1 held with stolen car

19 Jun 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: The Kotwali police arrested a member of a gang allegedly involved in selling stolen vehicles further by changing their chasis number and by making fake registration papers.

Rain will check growth of whitefly, says Agri officer

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Only nine challans for drunken driving this year

Only nine challans for drunken driving this year

18 Jun 2018 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: While drunken driving cases are on the rise in the city, the traffic police seem to have failed in curbing the trend.

Abetment of Suicide Case

Cong protests against SAD councillor

18 Jun 2018 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the SC/ST Cell of the Congress on Sunday protested against SAD councillor Rajinder Singh Sidhu.

One booked for beating up man, eloping with his wife

18 Jun 2018 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: A person has been booked for illegally entering the house of a Dhobiana Basti resident, along with his associates, and beating up the house owner.

PPCB starts process to close 2 brick kilns

PPCB starts process to close 2 brick kilns

18 Jun 2018 | 12:32 AM

FARIDKOT: The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has started the process to close two brick kilns in Faridkot.

Tandarust Punjab

PPCB conducts check at cement factory

18 Jun 2018 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: Under the Tandarust Punjab mission, the Punjab Pollution Control Board on Sunday conducted a surprise check at the Ultra Tech cement factory in Lehra Mohabbat.

MCB officials in a fix on cracking the whip on illegal buildings

18 Jun 2018 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: Officials of the Municipal Corporation Bathinda (MCB) are in a fix over taking action against the illegal buildings constructed under political patronage in the city as the civic body has started taking action after Minister for Local Bodies Navjot Singh Sidhu’s directions and suspension of various MC officials in Jalandhar.

Wallet, cash snatched

18 Jun 2018 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: A snatching incident has been reported from Jhumba village in which three persons snatched a wallet and Rs 21,450 in cash from a man.

Couple booked for Rs14 lakh immigration fraud

18 Jun 2018 | 12:32 AM

BARNALA: Barnala city police have registered a fraud case against a husband-wife duo on the charge of duping a Dhurkot youth of Rs 14 lakh on the pretext of sending him to Canada on a work permit.

With relief, misery comes along for city

With relief, misery comes along for city

18 Jun 2018 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: The city received 23-mm rainfall on Sunday morning, which led to waterlogging in various low-lying areas.

Dust settles as wait for rain gets over

Dust settles as wait for rain gets over

18 Jun 2018 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: Bathinda and its adjoining areas received the much-awaited spell of rain.

Farmers gherao Agri Dept team at Kotra village

17 Jun 2018 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: Farmers gheraoed a team of the Agriculture Department at Kotra village in the Rampura area.

Traffic police go soft on underage driving in city

Traffic police go soft on underage driving in city

17 Jun 2018 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: Underage driving seems to be rampant in the city.

SAD, Cong treating me as enemy: Khaira

17 Jun 2018 | 12:57 AM

FARIDKOT: Facing ‘trouble’ within and outside theparty for supporting “Sikh Referendum 2020”, Sukhpal Singh Khaira,said things were blown out of proportion by the Congress and SAD in Punjab.

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17 Jun 2018 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: A thick cover of dust engulfing the city notwithstanding, anganwari workers and helpers have been continuously staging a protest outside the District Administrative Complex.

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Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated with fervour in city

17 Jun 2018 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated with great enthusiasm by the Muslims in the city on Saturday.

Poor security: Incidents of theft on rise at bus stand

Poor security: Incidents of theft on rise at bus stand

17 Jun 2018 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: With no security arrangements in place, there has been a significant rise in theft cases at the city bus stand.

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Sanitation workers seek timely salary

17 Jun 2018 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: Demanding fulfillment of their long-pending demands, sanitation workers staged a protest in front of the MC office here on Saturday.

Man arrested on blackmailing charge

17 Jun 2018 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: The CIA-1 staff has arrested a person on a charge of blackmailing.

SAD accuses govt of not providing funds to Bathinda MC

SAD accuses govt of not providing funds to Bathinda MC

17 Jun 2018 | 12:57 AM

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Armed men take away 128 bags of paddy from godown

17 Jun 2018 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: Miscreants stole 128 bags of paddy from the Pungrain godown located on the Goniana-Lakhi Jungal road here on Friday night.

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17 Jun 2018 | 12:57 AM

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