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1,692 litre adulterated ghee seized
Tribune News Service

Rajpura, January 17
As much as 1,692 liters of adulterated ghee was destroyed today in Rajpura by the police and the health department. The ghee was seized by police officials on January 11 and a case against three persons was registered at city police station.

The accused were Daljeet Singh of Bathinda, Narinder Kumar of Gwalior, Chander Kumar of Ganganagar.

They were carrying the ghee in 96 boxes in a vehicle driven by Daljeet. The sample of ghee was sent to laboratory testing and was found adulterated. A local court has ordered its destruction and the police officials along with the help of district health department officials destroyed it.

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Memorial to Banda Bahadur for Fatehgarh Sahib
Tribune News Service

Fatehgarh Sahib, January 17
A memorial will be built up near Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib in the memory of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur, who attacked Sirhind on May 17, 1710. The tercentennial anniversary of the battle of Sirhind will be observed in 2010.

This was disclosed here today by former SGPC chief Kirpal Singh Badungar. He presided over the meeting of the Sikh Historical Development Research Board wherein it was decided to build a museum depicting history of attack on Sirhind and life of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur.

The museum will come up adjoining Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib at a cost of Rs 7 crore. The work will be completed before May 17, 2010. Members of the board said they would visit various museums and help in the designing of this museum.

SGPC secretary Dalmegh Singh, Sirhind MLA Didar Singh Bhatti were among those who were present during the meeting.

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Vice-chief of market panel honoured
Our Correspondent

Bassi Pathana, January 17
The local unit of the BJP today organised a function to honour Kuldeep Madan for his appointment as vice-chairman, Market Committee, Khamano, by the state government. He is also holding the office of senior vice-president of the district unit. Hundreds of BJP workers attended the function.

Rajiv Singla, general secretary of the local unit thanked the Chief Minister for appointinghim as vice-chairman of the Market Committee. He said that workers are the back bone of the party, when their services were rewarded it gave encouragement to others to work more dedicatedly and honestly for the betterment of party.

Rajesh Gautam, president, said in the coming Parliament elections, the BJP workers would ensure the win of SAD candidate from the constituency. He said the government had initiated various people-oriented schemes and it should be taken to the grassroot level to benefit the needy.

Rattan Lal Gupta, Om Parkash Gautam, Rajiv Malhotra and Kuldeep Pathak also addressed.

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Man held with 60 gram smack
Tribune News Service

Fatehgarh Sahib, January 17
The Fatehgarh Sahib police today arrested one person with 60 grams smack from near the Amloh Grain Market. The accused has been identified as Mewa Singh, a resident of Bhaddal Thua village in Amloh.

He was carrying the contraband near the grain market and arrested on a tip off. The accused had been selling smack for the past many months, said the Anti-Narcotics Cell in charge SI Raj Kumar. A case in this connection has been registered against the accused at the Amloh police station.

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Mobile phones stolen

Bassi Pathana, January 17
Unidentified thieves decamped with mobile phones and recharge coupons worth Rs 2.25 lakh from a shop at the local bus stand here last night.

Owner of the shop Sunil Kumar said that he got a call from his neighbour that the shutter of his shop was open.

On reaching there, he found mobile phones, some cash and other items missing. The police has registered a case in this regard. — OC

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Ban on liquor

Fatehgarh Sahib, January 17
Fatehgarh Sahib Deputy Commissioner Surjit Singh Dhillon today ordered a ban on sale of liquor in eleven villages in view of the elections of village panchayat members. The ban would be observed in villages, namely Naleeni, Jakhwali, Mehdudan, Rasulpur, Sampli, Anaitpura, Garhera, Shivdaspur, Himmatpura, Ramgarh, Chhana and Kumbra. — TNS

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MC clerk gets 5-year RI

Chandigarh, January 17
The CBI Special Court of Jagdeep Jain today sentenced Usha Rani, working as booking clerk in the Municipal Corporation (MC) and wife of former Deputy Mayor Balraj Singh, to rigorous imprisonment of five years for indulging in corruption.

According to the prosecution, Usha Rani, during her tenure as the booking clerk from July 1997 to November 2000, was entrusted with a total amount of Rs 1,24,410 by 40 consumers and was given security by six watermelon vendors. It was stated that there are certain places in the city, the MC provides places to the public for performing functions and ceremonies at certain rates prescribed by the corporation. Usha Rani was performing the work right from the receipt of applications for booking receipt of cash, issue of permission letters to the parties, dispatch of letters, intimating regarding bookings to the concerned in charge of community centres, grounds and open spaces and depositing the amount received in the bank account of the MC.

It was alleged that the accused was having a receipt book for receiving payments. — TNS

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1 injured in accident
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 17
Arvind Singh, a resident of Hallo Majra, filed a complaint with the police alleging that a car (PB-11-P-5779) driven by Sandeep Singh of Mani Majra hit his cycle near Industrial Area. He was injured and admitted to GMCH, Sector 32. A case under Sections 279, 337 of the IPC has been registered at the Sector 31 police station. The police said the accused had been arrested.

Assaulted

Anil Tanwar, a resident of Sector 43, lodged an FIR alleging that Jagdeep Singh of Sector 47 has beaten and threatened him at Sector 46 yesterday. A case has been registered at the Sector 43 police station.

Dowry harassment

The local police registered a case on the complaint filed by a woman resident of Sector 7 alleging that her husband Ajay Bajaj and her in-laws harassed her by demanding more dowry. A case under Sections 406, 498-A of the IPC has been registered at the Sector 26 police station.

Cheated

The local police registered a case on the complaint filed by Ram Saroop of Panchkula alleging that Shekhar Bhandari of Sector 40 and Satinder Kaur of Mohali cheated him. A case under Sections 420, 120-B of the IPC has been registered in this regard.

Liquor seized

The local police arrested Sanjiv Kumar, a resident of Phagwara, and seized 20 bottles of whiskey from his possession from ISBT, Sector 43. A case has been registered at the Sector 36 police station.

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Idol vandalised
A Correspondent

Chandigarh, January 17
Some Dhanas residents filed a complaint with the police alleging that some unidentified persons vandalised an idol located in the forest area of Dhanas last night.

They alleged that some persons apparently under the influence of liquor damaged an idol of Hanuman located at Kali temple of Dhanas.

The police said the temple did not have door.

Police station-11 SHO Sukhbir Rana said members of the temple committee had lodged a complaint and a DDR had been registered in this regard.

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Sector 33 man booked for fraud
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 17
Sanjiv Sharma, a resident of Sector 32, lodged an FIR alleging that Shatrughan Rathore and his wife, both residents of Sector 33, took Rs 22 lakh from him to send his whole family abroad, but neither he sent them abroad nor returned the money.

A case has been registered in this regard.

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Cricket Tourney
Chandigarh rout Zone-B by 7 wickets
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 17
Chandigarh got the better of Zone-B team by seven wickets in the first match of the FC Mittal Trophy Tournament 2008-09 being played at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium here today.

Zone B won the toss and elected to bat first and scored 178 runs with loss of nine wickets in allotted 35 overs. Baldeep Singh (28), Hitesh Anand (45), Harmanjit Singh (25) were the main scorers for Zone B. Vishwas Bhalla (7-0-47-3) and Gaurav Gambhir (4-0-24-2) were the principal wicket takers for Chandigarh.

In reply Chandigarh chased the target of 179 runs with the loss of three wickets in 33.2 overs. Sarul Kanwar 73 runs in 85 balls and Vishwas Bhalla 66 runs in 87 balls helped the team to achieve the target. Arjun (7-0-32-2) was the only bowler for Zone B who took two wickets.

While in the second match played between Jalandhar and Mohali at the Burlton park, Jalandhar. The former won the toss and elected to bat first and got all out at 154 in 19.4 overs. Pargat Singh (35) and Robin Singh (43) were the main scorers for Jalandhar.

Amanpreet Singh (three for 26), Varun Khanna (four for 26) and Jaskaran Singh (three for 38) were the main wicket takers for Mohali. In reply Mohali scored 152 with the loss of nine wickets in allotted 20 overs and lost by a narrow margin of two runs.

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Cricket Championship
Govt College beat Dasmesh college by 75 runs
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 17
A fine all-round performance by players of Government College, Karamsar, Ludhiana, sailed their team to an easy triumph over Dasmesh Khalsa College, Muktsar, by 75 runs during the ongoing Panjab University Inter-College Cricket (men) B-Division Championship being organised on the PU grounds here today.

Batting first, the winning team had an equal contribution from its batsmen. Other than Parminder who top scored with 44 runs, Mandeep (25) and Amandeep (23) too chipped in. For Dasmesh College, Rajwinder took three wickets while Khuswant and Gurjinder claimed two wickets each to restrict the total of Government College to 158/9 in 30 overs.

Though winning team batsmen couldn’t convert their individual scores to a big total, however, it was sufficient for their rival, Dasmesh College, who got all out on a meager total of 83 in 20.5 overs. For Government College, Sukhpreet and Sukhjinder returned a rich haul of three wickets each.

Meanwhile, the ongoing Inter-College Football Championship had a cold day today as all three teams got a walk over after their rival teams didn’t turn up for their scheduled matches here today.

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Softball Tourney
Famous Club win sub-junior girls’ title
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 17
Spirited 9 Famous Club won the sub-junior girls’ title by defeating Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10, by 11-1 in the final of the Chandigarh Sub-Junior and Junior Softball Championship being played on the Government College campus in Sector 11 here today.

St Anne's School routed Government High School, Sector 37, by 13-0 in a match to decide the third and fourth positions. 9 Famous will meet Government Model Senior Secondary School of Sector 8 in the sub-junior boys’ final.

9 Famous eked out a hard fought 2-1 victory over 46 Club while GM High School-36 prevailed over Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, by 6-5 in closely contested semifinal matches.

GMSSS-8 blanked 46 Club by 3-0 for the Hardline Cup. 9 Famous toiled to beat 46 Club by a solitary home run scored by Saurabh in the junior boys’ semifinal match. 9 Famous will now meet Striker Club who routed Chandigarh Coaching Centre-11 by 10-0. The junior girls’ final will be contested between 9 Famous Club and Govt Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10.

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Ball badminton trials today

Chandigarh, January 17
The Ball Badminton Sports Promotion Association, Chandigarh, will conduct the trails to select the Chandigarh ball badminton team (boys and girls) to participate in the 54th Junior National Ball Badminton Championship, which will be held at Selu (Maharashtra) from January 1 to February 2.

The trials will be held at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23, at 11 am on January 18. — TNS

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Netball
Office-bearers elected

Chandigarh, January 17
Charles Samuel, principal of Mount Carmel School, Sector 47, has been unanimously elected as president of the Chandigarh South District Netball Association in the general house meeting. While Chander Pal, a lecturer, Government College, Sector 46, has been appointed as general secretary of the association. — TNS

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