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City girl Parul Beri 30th in AIIMS test
Parul Beri

City girl Parul Beri 30th in AIIMS test

19 Jun 2018 | 1:40 AM

JALANDHAR: After bagging the 47th rank in the NEET exam, Jalandhar girl Parul Beri has bagged the 30th all-India rank in the AIIMS entrance test whose result was declared today.

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Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, June 18

After bagging the 47th rank in the NEET exam, Jalandhar girl Parul Beri has bagged the 30th all-India rank in the AIIMS entrance test whose result was declared today.

Daughter of Jalandhar-based doctors, Dr Parveen Beri and Dr Seema Beri, Parul who was on Cloud Nine, said she was preparing for a party.

Having pursued her tuitions from a Chandigarh-based institute, she was heading to the institute which was throwing a party in her honour. She also said she would have a bash of her own at her home when she returns. Parul, who aims to be a neurologist, said she was keen for AIIMS, Delhi. Parul, who pursued her XIth and XIIth standard studies from Chandigarh, and her Xth standard studies from the St Joseph’s Convent School in Jalandhar.

Sharing her key to make it big, Parul said she never took extra stress and always kept it light.

While she studied at a hostel and had a group of friends who constantly kept in touch and helped each other, she said “We were all very supportive of each other. I studied for five to 10 hours and constantly took breaks.” Her elder sister is also pursuing MBBS from DMC Ludhiana.

Meanwhile, students Aaron Goyal, Vasu Sharma and Ridham Mehndiratta bagged the ranks 203, 435 and 449 in the entrance test. Ridham had also bagged the 93rd all-India rank in the NEET exams. Aaron Goyal, son of businessman Munish Goyal and Parveen Goyal, bagged the 203 all-India rank in the entrance.

Aaron, who studied for seven to eight hours, said he found the subject of biology most challenging, but overcame his initial fears with diligent studies. Aiming to become a cardiologist, Aaron whose brother is in the IXth standard, has also inspired is younger brother to pursue a profession in the medical field.

Having been a student of CJS Public School, he credited his parents and teachers for his success. While he aims to make it to AIIMS he also cleared JIPMER. With his hobbies being listening to music and tennis, Aaron says staying regular and focused in studies helped him score big.

Meanwhile, Vasu Sharma, son of professor Somanth Sharma and Pardeep Sharma (mother), has bagged the 435th rank in the AIIMS entrance.

Vasu, who believes in qualitative studies, said once the basic concepts were clear, it is not difficult to crack the exam. All set to pursue the MBBS course, Vasu said he was also committed to take on the IAS examination in future.

Ridham Mehndiratta, a student of Apeejay School, Mahavir Marg, Jalandhar, bagged the 449th all-India rank in the AIIMS entrance.

While Ridham bagged 96.2 per cent in the XII standard examination, he used to study for five to six hours ahead of his exams. While Ridham was taking coaching in chemistry and biology from different coaching centres, he is not the first doctor is his household. His brother Dr Subodh Mehndiratta, Ridham said has been a constant inspiration for him. While his father Rajkumar Mehndiratta is a businessman, his mother Sarita Arora is a housewife and his sister Richa Arora is pursuing engineering.

Works worth Rs 12 cr get the nod in cityMayor’s first F&CC meeting

Works worth Rs 12 cr get the nod in city

19 Jun 2018 | 1:40 AM

JALANDHAR: Projects worth Rs 12 crore were passed in the first Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC) meeting held under Mayor Jagdish Raja at the Municipal Corporation Jalandhar (MCJ) on Monday.

Drugs-free villages, mohallas planned

Drugs-free villages, mohallas planned

19 Jun 2018 | 1:40 AM

JALANDHAR: For implementing the “Drug Abuse Prevention Officer (DAPO)” campaign in the district, the police and civil administration will develop a mohalla and a village under every police station as drug-free mohalla or village in the initial phase as a model to be replicated in the entire district.

‘Anokhi Dukaan’ aims to sell old items to the underprivileged

‘Anokhi Dukaan’ aims to sell old items to the underprivileged

19 Jun 2018 | 1:40 AM

JALANDHAR: "If you have got old crockery, bags, footwear, bed sheets, quilt covers, showpieces, sceneries, watches, clothes or any other things that you no longer use, then give these all to our team and watch us make these available to someone who will feel so lucky to have them!”

Teachers’ meeting with CM put off again

19 Jun 2018 | 1:40 AM

JALANDHAR: The meeting of various teacher unions to be held with the Chief Minister (CM) has been postponed for the second time to June 23.

Lack of initiative by health authorities irks yoga expertsInternational yoga day

Lack of initiative by health authorities irks yoga experts

19 Jun 2018 | 1:40 AM

JALANDHAR: With just three days to go for International Yoga Day, the world is gearing up to celebrate the fourth International Day of Yoga on June 21.

Fruit, milk given to players under Tandarust Mission

19 Jun 2018 | 1:40 AM

JALANDHAR: Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Rajiv Verma on Monday said sporting activities would get a major boost during the ongoing “Tandarust Punjab Mission” launched by the state government.

PPCB raids industrial units to check noise, air pollution

19 Jun 2018 | 1:40 AM

JALANDHAR: To check the noise and air pollution caused due to the industrial units, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) on Monday inspected several industrial units under the Tandarust Punjab Mission.

More farmers face action for early transplantation

More farmers face action for early transplantation

19 Jun 2018 | 1:40 AM

JALANDHAR:To check the depleting water table under the under "Tandarust Punjab Mission", the Agriculture Department on Monday uprooted more than 4 acres of paddy sown in the district as per the government directives to transplant paddy only after June 20.

Proposal of two sets of question papers of mathematics

CBSE’s move evokes mixed response

19 Jun 2018 | 1:40 AM

JALANDHAR: The proposal of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to introduce two versions of mathematics question paper- one easy and another difficult for Classes IX, X, XI and XII has evoked a mixed response from city’s academics.

Health Dept holds seminars on health issues

19 Jun 2018 | 1:40 AM

JALANDHAR: Under the “Tandarust Punjab Mission” a seminar was held to spread awareness on health issues on Monday.

Self-defence: City girls learn to fight back in karate classes

Self-defence: City girls learn to fight back in karate classes

19 Jun 2018 | 1:40 AM

JALANDHAR: The city is witnessing an interesting trend where school-going girls can be seen learning self-defence alongside their boy counterparts.

5-yr-old girl brings home silver medal

5-yr-old girl brings home silver medal

19 Jun 2018 | 1:40 AM

JALANDHAR: Pawani Bhatia (5), a student of UKG of Swami Sant Dass Public School, is the youngest swimmer of the town and has won the silver medal in the first Punjab State Modern Pentathlon Championship 2018 held at Ludhiana on Saturday

LPU becomes country’s first ‘bicycle friendly university’

19 Jun 2018 | 1:40 AM

PHAGWARA: Sensing the need of a convenient transportation facility for students, the LPU has adopted an eco-friendly bicycle sharing system across the campus.

Ponds of 26 villages to be spruced up under MGNREGA

18 Jun 2018 | 1:57 AM

NAWANSHAHR: Mission Tandarust Punjab is proving beneficial for 26 villages of Nawanshahr district.

Girl with a passion to don olive green clears CDS

Girl with a passion to don olive green clears CDS

18 Jun 2018 | 1:57 AM

JALANDHAR: Akanksha Gulati, 21, of Kanya Maha Vidyalaya (KMV), who was cadet in the II Punjab Girls Battalion of the NCC, carved a niche for herself by qualifying the Combined Defense Service (CDS) exam in one-go, in which a total eight lakh students had appeared.

Craze among youth to go abroad to be portrayed on screen

18 Jun 2018 | 1:57 AM

JALANDHAR: The craze of going abroad among students in Punjab is widely known.

Harassed for compromise, youth commits suicide

18 Jun 2018 | 1:57 AM

HOSHIARPUR: A 22-year-old youth of Arya Nagar, Mukul Mankotia alias Appli, son of Arun Kumar committed suicide here on being troubled by the accused who were involved in stealing gold from his house.

Govt elementary school a class apart

Govt elementary school a class apart

18 Jun 2018 | 1:57 AM

HOSHIARPUR: The Government Elementary School, Jhans village of Hoshiarpur district has emerged as the role model for the government schools of the entire state.

4 acres of paddy ploughed by dept

18 Jun 2018 | 1:57 AM

JALANDHAR: Continuing its action against erring farmers who were sowing paddy by violating the directions of the Punjab Government, the Agriculture Department on Sunday ploughed 4 acres of paddy sown in the district under the “Tandarust Punjab” mission to check the depleting water table.

Two held with motorcycle, cylinders, LCDs

18 Jun 2018 | 1:57 AM

JALANDHAR: The division number 6 police here have arrested two persons and recovered a motorcycle, two cylinders and two LCDs from them.

Amidst reports of stalling, official says drive to continue

18 Jun 2018 | 1:57 AM

JALANDHAR: While the past two days – ever since Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu initiated the drive against illegal buildings in the district – have seen a number of demolitions of major structures amidst protests and murmurs (within and without the Congress), the major action under the drive, slated to be continued on Monday, remain steeped in ambiguity as senior MC functionaries in Jalandhar on Sunday claimed the demolitions were being stalled.

Man arrested with intoxicants

17 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

JALANDHAR: The police on Saturday seized 230 intoxicating capsules and 300 intoxicating tablets from Lakhwinder Singh, a resident of Muradpur village in Hoshiarpur district, and arrested him near the Rihana-Jattan bus stand on the Phagwara-Hoshiarpur road.

Free rifle and pistol shooting camp ends

Free rifle and pistol shooting camp ends

17 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

JALANDHAR: A three-day free shooting camp organised by Colonelz Sharp Shooterz Academy for children concluded on Saturday.

Video streaming services more popular than TV among youth

17 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

JALANDHAR: In today’s era, video streaming services have taken over television, especially among the youth.

Centre may go for early Lok Sabha polls: Sidhu

17 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

PHAGWARA: Navjot Singh Sidhu, Minister of Local Government, Tourism, Cultural Affairs, and Museums of Punjab has said the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre is likely to go for early Lok Sabha and Assembly elections of the state simultaneously excluding Punjab.

Link roads in dist to get a makeover at Rs120 crore

17 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

JALANDHAR: The state government has decided to give a facelift to the link road infrastructure by spending nearly Rs 120 crore for widening, strengthening and upgradation of around 1,300 km of link roads in Jalandhar district.

Dad plays sheet anchor as son overcomes disability

Dad plays sheet anchor as son overcomes disability

17 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

JALANDHAR: Seventy-year-old Subhash Joshi constantly worries about his health, not for himself, but for his son affected by cerebral palsy.

Mayor slams Sidhu’s move, says charity begins at home

Mayor slams Sidhu’s move, says charity begins at home

17 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

JALANDHAR: Severely criticising the move of the Local Bodies Minister Navjot Sidhu, Mayor Jagdish Raja today said that the minister should have ideally started the demolition drive from his own constituency in Amritsar.

Demolition drive steamrolls amid protests by residents

Demolition drive steamrolls amid protests by residents

17 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

JALANDHAR: A day after the Municipal Corporation started the process to remove illegal constructions from various areas of the city amidst fierce opposition from within the party – notably Congress MLA Sushil Rinku - the MC continued the process of demolition of shops in the district.

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