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Bhavnoor tops district in JEE Advanced
Bhavnoor aspires to study from IIT, Bombay. Tribune photo

Bhavnoor tops district in JEE Advanced

15 Jun 2019 | 7:12 AM

JALANDHAR: After having secured All-India Rank (AIR) 267 and being the second topper in the district in the JEE-Mains exam, Bhavnoor Singh Marok has now emerged as the topper in the district in the JEE Advanced exam, the results of which were declared here today.

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Avneet Kaur

Jalandhar, June 14

After having secured All-India Rank (AIR) 267 and being the second topper in the district in the JEE-Mains exam, Bhavnoor Singh Marok has now emerged as the topper in the district in the JEE Advanced exam, the results of which were declared here today.

A student of Eklavya School, Bhavnoor has secured AIR 139 in JEE Advanced and aspires to pursue computer science from IIT, Bombay.

Talking to The Tribune, he said he had been preparing for the JEE entrance for the past two years and finally his efforts had paid off.

He said he studied for more than 10 hours a day, but he had always made it a point taking breaks and giving his body and mind a bit of relaxation as it was necessary for getting good results.

The second spot in the district has been bagged by Gurbaz Singh, a student of MGN Public school, Adarsh Nagar, who earlier bagged AIR 159 in the JEE-Mains. In the JEE Advanced exam, he secured AIR 208.

Gurbaz said he would now take admission in a computer science in IIT Kanpur and further aimed to crack the civil services examination. He credited his success to his mentors and parents.

Besides, Gurbaz has also been the state topper of Punjab State Talent Search Examination and secured 95 per cent marks in Class XII.

He added that if anyone had to clear the exam, then he should first make a schedule for self-study and eventually hard work would pay off.

The third position in the district has been bagged by Nakul Aggarwal, a student of DPS. He has secured AIR 249. Talking to The Tribune, Nakul said he had now planned to do B Tech from IIT, Bombay.

He said he loved to read books on science fiction and he would do B Tech in computer science.

For cracking the exam, he advised all aspiring students to always revise notes after the class and never overlook NCERT textbooks while preparations as these always hold equal importance.

Reportedly seven students of Akash institute, including Bhavnoor and Gurbaaz, successfully recorded their positions in the all-India rankings.

Others who bagged the positions in the district include Rajas Bhatt (AIR 374), Sharabh Aggarwal (AIR-509), Gunangad Pal Singh (AIR-574), Sagalpreet Singh (AIR-1108) and Smarth Bhatia (AIR-1243).

Friends in school, college and after, now clear PCS

Friends in school, college and after, now clear PCS

15 Jun 2019 | 7:12 AM

JALANDHAR: They studied from the same school, same college and nurtured the same aspirations. And now, both city students have cracked the Punjab Civil Services examination, standing closely rank-wise too.

Row hits Dera Sachkhand Ballan over embezzlement

Row hits Dera Sachkhand Ballan over embezzlement

15 Jun 2019 | 7:12 AM

JALANDHAR: Just as the 10th death anniversary of slain Sant Ramanand, who was deputy head of Dera Sachkhand Ballan, has passed, a controversy has hit the dera’s functioning.

Indian govt to help NRIs get legal documents in Italy

15 Jun 2019 | 7:12 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) settled in Italy are not getting their passports renewed due to lack of legal documents related to that country.

Kimi paints her way to become artistMake in Jalandhar

Kimi paints her way to become artist

15 Jun 2019 | 7:12 AM

JALANDHAR: Kimi Juneja alias Manpreet (41) has always turned to drawing as her refuge. She says in childhood she had spent most of her time sketching girly faces and even in classroom while the whole class learnt lessons, she remained glued to her sketch pad, scribbling and doodling her thoughts away.

IMA protests over violence against docs

IMA protests over violence against docs

15 Jun 2019 | 7:57 AM

PHAGWARA: Taking a serious note of the rise in incidents of violence against medical professionals as well as medical institutions, doctors belonging to the Indian Medical Association observed national protest day today.

Woman seriously injured in attack, three booked

Woman seriously injured in attack, three booked

15 Jun 2019 | 7:46 AM

JALANDHAR: In a barbaric incident, was attacked by her brother, sister-in-law and her brother. She suffered serious injuries in her eyes, face and her foot was chopped off.

Agri Dept asks farmers not to buy pesticides directly from suppliers

Agri Dept asks farmers not to buy pesticides directly from suppliers

15 Jun 2019 | 7:47 AM

JALANDHAR: A day after the Agriculture Department had got an FIR lodged against a supplier of medicines after its samples had failed in Pesticides Testing Laboratory, Chandigarh, department officials have made an appeal to the farmers not to buy anything directly from the suppliers.

Cancer survivor celebrates 58th birthday

Cancer survivor celebrates 58th birthday

15 Jun 2019 | 7:12 AM

JALANDHAR: Friends, acquaintances and well-wishers dropped in to congratulate Prof Lakhbir Singh on his 58th birthday. But his greatest blessing is his two sons – both serious academics – who have been taking turns to tend to his health.

120 farmers attend seminar on agriculture and biodiversity

120 farmers attend seminar on agriculture and biodiversity

15 Jun 2019 | 7:48 AM

PHAGWARA: The School of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Lovely Professional University (LPU) organised a ‘Seminar on Agriculture and Biodiversity’ for farmers of various villages at Sri Baldev Raj Mittal Auditorium of the university.

Land for labourers: Activists protest at BDPO’s office

15 Jun 2019 | 7:12 AM

JALANDHAR: Activists of the Pendu Mazdoor Union today held a dharna at the Block Development and Panchayat Officer’s office against the alleged grabbing of land meant to be allocated to landless labourers and Dalits.

Chetna Camp from June 21 at Desh Bhagat Yadgar Hall

15 Jun 2019 | 7:12 AM

JALANDHAR: The Desh Bhagat Yadgar Committee shall hold a Chetna Camp at Desh Bhagat Yadgar Hall here from June 21 to June 23. Prakash Patnaik, and Anand Teltumbre, shall deliver the lectures during the camp.

Dilapidated condition of PSPCL office poses threat

15 Jun 2019 | 7:12 AM

NAKODAR: The office of the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL), located at Shankar village in Nakodar subdivision, has been operating from a dilapidated building for the last 28 years.

Walk against drugs held at Shahkot

Walk against drugs held at Shahkot

15 Jun 2019 | 7:50 AM

JALANDHAR: Residents of Shahkot sub-division today took part in a unique initiative, ‘Walk Against Drugs’, organised under the Drug Abuse Prevention Officer (DAPO) programme initiated by the Punjab Government.

Awareness drive launched to curb drug abuse

Awareness drive launched to curb drug abuse

15 Jun 2019 | 7:49 AM

PHAGWARA: The Phagwara Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Jai Inder Singh and Superintendent of the Police (SP) Mandeep Singh launched an awareness drive to sensitise people against the drug abuse and encourage them to share information about the drug peddlers in their respective areas.

IN BRIEF

Two held with intoxicants

14 Jun 2019 | 8:47 AM

Phagwara: The Phagwara police have arrested two persons, allegedly involved in drug trade. The suspects have been identified as Kuldip Singh of Nangal Colony and Ashutosh, a resident of Thapar Colony.

Open sewage disposals pose danger

Open sewage disposals pose danger

14 Jun 2019 | 8:46 AM

JALANDHAR: The death of two-year-old Fatehveer Singh after being trapped in a borewell in Sangrur has failed to wake up the civic administration over similar death holes in the city.

CT Group, Maqsudan, introduces 5 courses

14 Jun 2019 | 8:46 AM

JALANDHAR: CT Group of Institutions, Maqsudan Campus, introduced five new courses, including MSc (Mathematics), BTech (ECE), BSc (Non Medical) BVoc (Marketing Management and IT), BVoc (Networking and System Administrator) from the academic session 2019-20.

40 auto-rickshaws challaned, impounded

40 auto-rickshaws challaned, impounded

14 Jun 2019 | 8:46 AM

JALANDHAR: Tightening the noose around illegal auto-rickshaws plying in the city, the transport and police departments, along with Municipal Corporation of Jalandhar (MCJ), today impounded 40 auto-rickshaws flouting norms in the city.

Three-day pulse polio drive from June 16

Three-day pulse polio drive from June 16

14 Jun 2019 | 8:46 AM

JALANDHAR: As many as 1,089 health teams shall administer polio drops to 1.

2nd phase of counselling concludesMeritorious schools

2nd phase of counselling concludes

14 Jun 2019 | 8:46 AM

JALANDHAR: The seats that remained vacant after the first phase of the counselling for admissions to the meritorious schools in the state got filled today in the second phase.

Villagers block highway over power cut

Villagers block highway over power cut

14 Jun 2019 | 8:46 AM

JALANDHAR: The residents of Kathar, Dhehpur, Koopur, Masanian, Deyantpur, Chakhiara and Gharial villages falling in Adampur constituency today held a protest and blocked Jalandhar-Hoshiarpur highway after the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) officials failed to restore power supply at villages for more than 48 hours.

2 pioneers of blood donation lead by setting example

2 pioneers of blood donation lead by setting example

14 Jun 2019 | 8:46 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Two pioneers of blood donation in Hoshiarpur — Prof Bahadur Singh, who has donated blood for 58 times at the age of 58 and Dr Ajay Bagga, who has donated blood 80 times till the age of 60 — have made it the cause of their life.

Blood banks continue to fleece patients

Blood banks continue to fleece patients

14 Jun 2019 | 8:46 AM

JALANDHAR: Despite the government capping the prices on blood units to be given to patients, some licensed blood banks located at private hospitals in the city continue to overcharge with impunity.

Liquor, meat shops on Shobha Yatra route to be closed

14 Jun 2019 | 8:46 AM

JALANDHAR: In view of the upcoming Shobha Yatra to mark Parkash Utsav of Saint Kabir on June 17, District Magistrate Kulwant Singh has ordered that all meat and liquor shops falling on the route of Shobha Yatra will remain closed on June 15.

Her home-prepared spices do the magicMake in jalandhar

Her home-prepared spices do the magic

15 Jun 2019 | 4:14 PM

JALANDHAR: From being a doting mother to two sons to recuperating from financial problems she faced in her lifetime, Manisha Chhabra turned out to become an entrepreneur managing a food catering business called ‘Pay N Pick’ from her kitchen at Jalandhar Heights II, and making supplies on orders received through her Facebook page and WhatsApp.

14 commercial units sealed for violating building bylaws

14 commercial units sealed for violating building bylaws

14 Jun 2019 | 8:46 AM

JALANDHAR: As many as 14 shops and commercial buildings were sealed today by the town planning wing of the Municipal Corporation.

Gursawan gets AIR 216 in AIIMS

Gursawan gets AIR 216 in AIIMS

14 Jun 2019 | 8:46 AM

JALANDHAR: City student Gursawan Kaur has got All-India Rank 216 in the entrance test to All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) conducted this year.

Kapurthala Civil Surgeon suspended

14 Jun 2019 | 8:46 AM

PHAGWARA: Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, Punjab, Satish Chandra has suspended Kapurthala Civil Surgeon Dr Balwant Singh for irregularities and violation of rules.

Accused of molestation, principal surrenders

14 Jun 2019 | 8:46 AM

MAHILPUR (HOSHIARPUR): Former principal of Sant Baba Hari Singh Ji Model School, Mahilpur, Jean C Kurian, who was booked for allegedly molesting a Class VII girl, surrendered before the court of JMIC Garhshankar Ravaneet Kaur today.

Mohindra orders review of policy

Mohindra orders review of policy

14 Jun 2019 | 8:46 AM

JALANDHAR: The newly appointed Local Bodies Minister, Brahm Mohindra, today ordered a review of the much talked about one-time settlement policy when Jalandhar Mayor Jagdish Raja told him that the policy had no benefit for the people and also there was resentment among residents regarding it.

Four booked for Rs 20-lakh fraudBriefly

Four booked for Rs 20-lakh fraud

13 Jun 2019 | 10:16 AM

PHAGWARA: On a complaint lodged by Charanjit Sharma, deputy branch manager of the State Bank of India branch in Hargobind Nagar, Phagwara, the police have booked four persons, including the branch manager under Section 420, 465, 467, 468, 471 and 120-B of the IPC for a fraud of Rs 20 lakh with the bank.

LPU launches new courses

LPU launches new courses

13 Jun 2019 | 10:15 AM

PHAGWARA: Lovely Professional University (LPU) has launched new programmers with marked specialisations. Students can pursue the programmes, including diploma in digital photography; BSc (Hons) statistics.

Dist admn draws plan to control heat-related illness

13 Jun 2019 | 10:14 AM

JALANDHAR: In order to combat the heatwave in the region, the district administration has prepared an action plan for managing heat-related illness in the district.

Cops launch campaign to check drug abuse

Cops launch campaign to check drug abuse

13 Jun 2019 | 10:13 AM

PHAGWARA: The Phagwara Superintendent of the Police Mandeep Singh has launched an awareness drive to sensitise people against the drug abuse and encourage them to share information about drug peddlers in their respective areas.

Seminar on material science

13 Jun 2019 | 10:16 AM

JALANDHAR: The department of mechanical engineering of Dr BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology organised a two-day ‘International Conference on Materials Science and Engineering’ which concluded today.

59 in fray for Talwara Nagar Panchayat poll

59 in fray for Talwara Nagar Panchayat poll

13 Jun 2019 | 10:15 AM

TALWARA: A total of 60 candidates had filed nominations for Talwara Nagar Panchayat poll. After scrutiny, which was held today, one nomination was cancelled.

Residents urge Prime Minister to enact law on disposal of bodies

Residents urge Prime Minister to enact law on disposal of bodies

13 Jun 2019 | 10:12 AM

NAKODAR: Residents of Nakodar and Nurmahal have urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to enact a law on disposal of human bodies.

All institutions must chip in to root out drugs: BJP leader

All institutions must chip in to root out drugs: BJP leader

13 Jun 2019 | 10:11 AM

JALANDHAR: College students released a documentary on the issue of drugs at an event held here today. Released by the students of a private college in Jalandhar, the documentary started off bearing shots of former state BJP president Kamal Sharma and Commissioner of Police Gurpreet Bhullar.

Sharma supports CM’s demand for drug policy

Sharma supports CM’s demand for drug policy

13 Jun 2019 | 10:10 AM

JALANDHAR: Former state BJP chief Kamal Sharma today said he fully backed Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh’s demand for a on a national drug policy from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

She acknowledges her green thumb, creates wonder gardenMake in Jalandhar

She acknowledges her green thumb, creates wonder garden

13 Jun 2019 | 10:09 AM

JALANDHAR: Ravneet Kaur (51) noticed her green thumb as a child, which she cultivated further over the years. Now, she spends at least eight to nine hours, tending to her garden named ‘GardenTuners’, every day and has little time to twiddle her thumbs.

Farmer union opposes Modi govt’s economic reforms

Farmer union opposes Modi govt’s economic reforms

13 Jun 2019 | 10:09 AM

JALANDHAR: Farmers under the banner of Kirti Kisan Union (KKU) today carried out a protest march in the city to oppose the economic reforms of the Modi government, in its second innings.

Two months on, solar power project remains a non-starter

Two months on, solar power project remains a non-starter

13 Jun 2019 | 10:07 AM

JALANDHAR: Just around two months before the general elections, Lok Sabha MP Chaudhary Santokh Singh had offered a ray of hope to residents that power generation in the district would be enhanced with the installation of solar panels at several government buildings in the city, but no development has been witnessed in this regard on the ground level.

Specialists to recognise sporting talent of studentsSmart City Project

Specialists to recognise sporting talent of students

13 Jun 2019 | 10:08 AM

JALANDHAR: Under the smart city project, students inclined towards support in schools at villages will be monitored by specialists and will be taught the techniques to become sportspersons.

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