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Amanpreet wins Miss Teej title
Tribune News Service

Patiala, August 8
Mata Gujri Girls Hostel of Khalsa College, Patiala, organised a teej festival titled 'Jhangar Di Jhankar' on the hostel premises. Swaranjit Kaur Ubha was the chief guest on the occasion. A cultural programme was also organized.

Amanpreet Kaur of MSc Physics-I won the Miss Teej title whereas Jyoti Rani, MA English-I was declared Miss Punjaban. 

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Shopkeeper crushed under bus, critical
Our Correspondent

Kalka, August 8
A shopkeeper was crushed under the wheels of a Haryana Roadways bus in the narrow main bazar at Pinjore today.
According to information available, Krishan Chand, owner of Kamal Shoe Maker, came out of a PCO after making a phone call.

He was crushed under the wheels of the bus (HR-68-4377). He sustained severe head and shoulder injuries.

He was rushed to the Command Hospital at Chandi Mandir, from where doctors referred him to a Mohali hospital. His condition was stated to be critical.Several accidents had taken place in the same narrow stretch of National Highway 22, claimed a number of lives.

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Civic body not to recover outstanding water supply bills
Our Correspondent

Bassi Pathana, August 8
Giving a big relief to persons having 5 marla houses, the municipal council has decided not to recover outstanding water supply bills from the period of 2006 to 2009, rather the bills collected would be refunded.

Interestingly, the council had been forcibly collecting the bills in spite of the fact that the government had waived water supply bills of that period. The residents had to pay bills as no TS1 certificate of ownership, death, birth certificates, NOCs and other council related works were undertaken till the bills were cleared.

Manoj Banda, secretary, Hindu Organisation, took up the matter with the Chief Minister in sangat darshan and Kirpal Singh Sethi at the grievances committee meeting to stop the forcible collection. The then executive officer had been collecting the bills as per circular regarding recovery of arrears from the people.

Ajit Singh, executive officer, told after the submission of the memorandum by the Hindu Organisation, the council has decided not to recover the outstanding water supply bills and the amount collected from the people would either be refunded or adjusted in their accounts. He assured that the council related certificates and other works would be undertaken on priority.

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Centre, NHAI to reply on Aug 23
Hemant Kumar

Kalka, August 8
The Centre and the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will file a reply in the Punjab and High Court in Chandigarh on the issue of the construction of a toll plaza on National Highway 22 at Saket, near Chandi Mandir, on August 23.

Pinjore municipal councillor Jagmohan Dhiman and advocate VK Bansal had recently filed a public interest litigation in the high court, seeking the shifting of the toll plaza to either Baddi or Parwanoo.

They had stated that it would be an extra financial burden on daily commuters from Kalka and Pinjore and lead to more traffic hazards on the highway.

It was also pointed out that a toll plaza was already functioning on the highway at Dappar in Punjab, located merely 37 km away.

They said the construction of the toll plaza at Chandi Mandir was in violation of NHAI norms, according to which the minimum distance between two toll plazas was 60 km.

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Five arrested for illegal mining
Tribune News Service

Ambala, August 8
The Mullana police has arrested five persons for carrying out illegal mining at the Markanda near Mullana area.
The arrested were identified as Dalvinder Singh, Rinku, Ajay, Narinder Kumar and Jatinder, driver of a JCB machine. A case has been registered against the accused at the Mullana police station.

Rajbir Singh, SHO of the Mulana police station, said the police had also seized five tractor-trolleys filled with sand and the JCB machine from the spot. Sources said the machine was hired from Punjab.

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Man gets life term for wifeís murder
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, August 8
Additional district and sessions judge Subhas Mahela today awarded life imprisonment to a man for killing his wife. The convict, Manish Dutta of Kalka, was also fined Rs 10,000. In case of failure to pay fine, he would have to undergo an additional six-month term.

Manisha was found hanging from a ceiling fan at her house in October the previous year. The post-mortem report had confirmed death due to strangulation.

The police said Manish had illicit relations with his younger sister-in-law and Manisha had seen them in a compromising position.

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Tipsy driver leaves two pedestrians injured
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, August 8
The local police has arrested a resident of Sector 19 for driving under the influence of alcohol and injuring two pedestrians here today.
The accused, Ranjit, is an SDO with the MES, the police said.

According to Rishipal, in-charge of police post-2, Ranjit, driving a Tata Indica car, hit Man Bahadur and Anita in Sector 4. Man Bahadur is employed with a hotel in Sector 5, while Anita works as a house maid.

The two injured were admitted to a local hospital, from where Anita was referred to the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh. 

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Woman snatches gold ornaments
Tribune News Service

Mohali, August 8
In a bizarre incident, Harbans Kaur, a resident of Phase IV, in her complaint to the police stated that she was returning from the Phase-II market, along with his daughter-in-law today when a woman stopped her car near them. She offered them lift.

She alleged that when they sat in the car, the woman started snatching their gold ornaments. Harbans Kaur immediately raised an alarm. In the meantime, the suspected woman stopped the car and left them.

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Youth commits suicide
Got married only three months back
Tribune News Service

Zirakpur, August 8
A 23-year-old driver allegedly committed suicide under mysterious circumstances at Adarsh Nagar Colony here this morning. He had got married only three months back. The deceased was identified as Pawan Kumar. The police was yet to ascertain the exact cause behind the suicide.

The police got information about the suicide from neighbours, who found Pawan hanging from the hook of a ceiling fan.

The investigating officer said the post-mortem examination would be conducted tomorrow after the arrival of members of the family of the deceased. Inquest proceedings were initiated.

Held for theft

The police today claimed to have solved a case of theft with the arrest of Ravinder Singh, alias Dolly, a resident of Kurushetra. The police recovered stolen goods and an SUV from his possession.

The investigating officer said Navjeet Singh of Maya Gardens here reported that he went with his family to Jalandhar on August 5.

In his complaint to the police, Navjeet said when he returned around 12 noon, he found locks of cupboards broken and things lying around scattered. He claimed that clothes worth Rs 32,000, a bag and his identity card were stolen.

The police got information about Ravinder coming in his vehicle from the Dera Bassi side. When he neared Singhpura, a police team stopped his car and recovered stolen goods during a search. He would be produced in court tomorrow.

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St Josephí s Champions Trophy
Saupinís enter cricket final
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 8
Saupinís School thrashed St Kabir School in the second semifinal match of the ongoing 2nd St Josephís Cricket (U-13) Champions Trophy here today.
Earlier in the match, Saupinís School halted St Kabir team on the total of 74 runs for the loss of seven wickets in the allotted 20 overs. For Saupinís, the bowling duo of Parbhjeet and Ayush were the pick of bowlers for grabbing two wickets each. For the batting side, Shubham Gulati made the most 15 runs for the team.

On the other hand, Saupinís achieved the target with eight wickets in hand. Manav scored an unbeaten 27, while Prabhjeet Singh also contributed 27 runs in the teamís total.

Brief scores:

St Kabir School: 74 runs for 7 in 20 overs (Shivam Gulati 15, Anrudh 8; Parbhjeet Singh 2 for 18, Ayush 2 for 10)

Saupinís School: 75 for 2 in 12 overs (Manav 27 not out, Parbhjeet Singh 27; Shivanshu 1 for 16).

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Gayatri wins top honours in badminton
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 8
Gayatri Swaroop bagged top honours in four categories during the ongoing 6th Ashwani Memorial District Badminton Championship being held at Tau Devi Lal Indoor Badminton Hall, Sector 3, Panchkula, here today. Results: Boys (U-10) singles: Anushrav Garg, Rahul Sikka.

Girls (U-10) singles: Diksha, Jaskiran. Boys (U-13) singles: Abhishek, Anushrav Garg. Boys (U-13) doubles: Vardan and Abhishek, Divesh and Amil.

Girls (U-13) singles: Divyanshi, Muskan Girls (U-13) doubles: Divyanshi and Muskan, Rashi and Chavi. Boys (U-15) singles: Abhijot Mittal, Shubham. Boys (U-15) doubles: Abhijot Mittal and Ayush Gautam, Kartik Jindal and Hardik Makkar.

Girls (U-15) singles: Gayatri, Mehak. Girls (U-15) doubles: Gayatri and Mehak, Shivani and Prerena. Boys (U-17) singles: Abhijot Mittal, Shubham Mittal. Girls (U-17) singles: Gayatri, Karishma Kapoor.

Girls (U-17) doubles: Karishma and Gayatri, Monash and Simran. Boys singles: Ketan Chahal, Ravinder Sharma Womenís singles: Jyoti Nashier, Jagriti Nashier. Menís singles: Gaurav Pahwa, Ketan Chahal. Menís doubles: Ravinder Sharma and Adhiraj Neogi, Munish Dutt and Hitesh Pahwa. +35 masters doubles: Munish Dutt and Vivek Dhankar, Vikas Mehta and Gulshan Babbar.

+45 veteransí doubles: Jatinder Mahajan and Rajinder Pahwa, VS Kundu and Sarju Pawan.

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Sacred Heart eves clinch football title
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 8
Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, defeated St Stephenís School to win the Inter-School Football Tournament for Girls (U-17) being held at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23, here today.

In the final match of the tournament, Sacred Heart got the better of the rivals by 4-0, while Saupinís beat Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22 (GMSSS 22), in a tie-breaker for the third position in the tournament.

Saupinís thrashed GMSSS 22 by 3-1 after a goalless draw in the stipulated 70-minute match.

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Shubham scripts GNPS win
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 8
Guru Nanak Public School (GNPS) defeated APJ Kharar team during a match of the 1st Monsoon Cup Cricket (U-15) Tournament being organised by BTS Cricket Academy here today.

GNPS won the first match of the day by 88 runs. Batting first, GNPS team set a target of 149 runs. Shubham Chand contributed a quick fire 56 off 35, whereas for the bowling side, Nipun Pandita took four for 11.

In reply, APJ academy bowled out on the total of 61 runs. For GNPS, Shubham Arora took three for 11. Sahil (13) was the most noticeable batsman from APJ team.

In the second match of the day, DAV, Sector 15, got walk over against Mount Carmel School.

Brief scores:

GNPS: 149 all out in 25 overs (Shubham Chand 56, Yash Kapila 23; Nipun Pandita 4 for 11).APJ Kharar: 61 all out in 20 overs (Sahil 13; Shubham Arora 3 for 11, Vineet Dhaka 1 for 27).

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Meghna wins laurels in table tennis

Panchkula, August 8
Local table tennis player Meghna won laurels during the recently held 45th Haryana State Table Tennis Championship at Rohtak. Meghna, a student of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Sector 26, won the womenís winner trophy for the fourth time in a row, including the youth girls (U-12) title.

The ace player also represented the nation in the junior level and bagged a bronze medal in the doubles category. ó TNS

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