Rupnagar's Shruti tops with 98.7% marks

Sas Nagar, May 23 -- Shruti Vohra, a student of DAV Public Senior SecondarySchool, Rupnagar,topped the Punjab School Education Board(PSEB)Class-10examination with 98.7%marks.

The results were declared on Monday. The second and third positions were bagged by Amit YadavandandSimmiKumariof Sai Public Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, with 98.62% and 98.31% marks.

In the sports category, Amandeep Verma of BCM Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, w... Read More

Fighting all odds, they make their way to the top

Chandigarh, May 23 -- Bhagwan Singh, a daily wage labourer, was a happy man on Monday as his daughter Manpreet Kaur bagged 10th rank in the state and topped Sangrur district in the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) Class-10 examination.

Manpreet, a student of Government Senior Secondary School, Punnawal, scored 97.3% marks. She belongs to a Dalit family. Her father is a Class 9-passout while her mother never went to school.

"Though my pare... Read More

Wrong merit list leaves Haryana board red-faced

Rohtak, May 23 -- In a major goof-up, the Haryana Education Board released an incorrect merit list for Class 10 on Monday evening, inadvertently playing a cruel joke on many students.

The BSEH declared the results at around 4pm and uploaded it on its official website. But, within an hour the board removed the result from its website and held it back for more than two hours after realising the goof up that the board authorities attributed to a ma... Read More

Good show by schools in state's border area

Chandigarh, May 23 -- In the Class 10 examinations conducted by Punjab School Education Board, all top five positions, in terms of pass percentage, went to schools located in the border districts of Punjab.

A similar trend was witnessed in the Class 12 results, where schools in border schools performed better than other districts.

Gurdaspur topped among the 22 districts, with 86.97 pass percentage followed by Amritsar with 83.95 and Taran Taran... Read More


Moga, May 23 -- Even as the district performed poorly with half of the students failing in the Class-10 state board examination, as many as 18 students made to the merit list. The district's overall pass percentage is 49% against Punjab's 57.5%.

Only two of these students are from government schools.

Officials said an acute staff shortage in government schools and deploying existing staff on election duty in January and February were the major ... Read More


Chandigarh, May 23 -- The Punjab education department has decided to hold supplementary exams of students placed under compartment in Class 10 from June 24 to save their academic year.

Announcing this, Punjab education minister Aruna Chaudhary instructed the Punjab School Education Board to hold the supplementary exams of the students placed under compartment in one or two subjects from June 24 and declare the result by July 31 to enable them to... Read More

Acid attack victims to get 8K per month

Chandigarh, May 23 -- The Punjab government has decided to give a financial assistance of 8,000 per month to acid attack victims in the state.

Announcing this, social security and women and child development minister Razia Sultana said the monthly assistance, which is part of a comprehensive strategy chalked by the state government to provide security and financial help, will be given to the victim in case of 40% or more disability in the acid a... Read More

Captain's rozgar plan: Uber, Ola ready to ride with govt

Chandigarh, May 23 -- The Punjab government's employment generation scheme seems set to enter the fast lane with two of India's top cab aggregators, Uber and Ola, showing interest.

Both Uber and Ola, which offer app-based cab aggregation services in major cities, have submitted proposals to the directorate of employment generation and training under the 'Apni Gaddi Apna Rozgar' scheme of the Capt Amarinder Singh-led Congress government.

The two... Read More


Faridkot, May 23 -- Busting a motorcycle theft gang, local police nabbed three men and recovered nine motorcycles from them, on Monday. The accused were Gurdit Singh (45) of Barnala, Jeet Singh (27) and Kulwinder Singh (26), both of Faridkot. Gurdit Singh, the alleged kingpin, had contracts of parkings of Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital in Faridkot, Barnala and Dhuri. He stole vehicles parked out of the designated parking space wit... Read More

Commission agent immolates himself

Patiala, May 23 -- Commission agent (arhtiya) Taranjeet Singh Chawla, 60, immolated himself at his shop in New Vegetable Market on Monday morning.

The matter came to light when the passers-by saw smoke coming out of the shop and reported the matter to police. The charred body was found after police broke the shutter with help of fire brigade.

They recovered three suicide notes from his scooter in which he had blamed three persons, including a w... Read More