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Caught between 2 governments, overbridge remains suspended
Parmod Mehta

Dera bassi, February 6
The construction of an over-bridge on the National Highway at Dera Bassi could not be started till now due to the controversy between the Centre and State Governments over the cost sharing of the project. On the other hand, the people of area were bound to face accidents in the absence of over bridge here.

Though the people of were raising the demand of constructing over bridge on National Highway continually yet the issue of cost sharing could not be resolved between the National Highway Authority and that of the State Government. Many people became victims of accidents in the absence of over bridge.

Project director of National Highway Authority, Anil Kumar Dahiya, said that they had demanded the 50 per cent share of the project from the State Government but no response had been received yet. Dahiya informed that the GMR company that had constructed the four lane National Highway some years ago did not construct the flyover that time because it was not in the agreement.

A social worker had written letters to the Prime Minister regarding the issue, many a time, and on the basis of these letters, the process was started for this purpose but nothing came out due to the controversy over the cost sharing between the two governments. The residents of area said that over-bridges were constructed at Lalru, Dappar and Zirakpur but the issue to Dera Bassi was pending. They demanded that the State and Central Governments should resolve the issue soon so that the accidents could be avoided.



Youth’s legs crushed while boarding train
Our correspondent

Ambala, February 6
A youth of Ambala City crushed his both legs after he fell down on the platform while boarding a train at the Ambala City railway station here this morning. The victim was referred to the PGI, Chandigarh, following his serious condition. The victim has been identified as Mukesh Kumar.

Sources said Mukesh used to go to Kurukshetra for a computer training. While boarding the Bhatinda Express, he fell down between the platform and the rail track and crushed his both the legs. The passengers on the platform pulled him out and he was rushed to the civil hospital. The RMO civil hospital Rajender Rai said that both the legs of the Mukesh were badly crushed which required specialised orthopedic treatment.



Cops run over by truck, one killed
Our Correspondent

Ambala, February 6
An ASI of the Ambala police was killed and a constable was seriously injured when a dumper of a construction company hit a PCR gypsy on the National Highway-1 near Ambala Cantt early this morning.

The police gypsy was stationed on the GT road near IOC depot. The ASI Surender Singh and the constable Jasmer Singh were on duty and were checking the vehicles on the road at the time of the incident. Both the policemen were standing close to their gypsy.

In the meantime, a dumper of a construction company that was coming from Shahabad side, ran over the ASI and the constable. Both the policemen were seriously injured and were rushed to the civil hospital. The doctors further referred them to GMCH-32. The ASI Surender was declared brought dead while the constable Jasmer was admitted with multiple injuries.

The Parao police has arrested the driver of the dumper on the charges of negligent driving. The police has also impounded the dumper.

The police said that the driver of the dumper might have lost control over the vehicle due to over speed which led to the accident.



HC comes to rescue of children working in polluting units
Saurabh Malik
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 6
Help for children working in polluting industries in and around Chandigarh will soon be a phone call away.

For, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the constitution of an inter-state committee, headed by a sub-divisional magistrate, to check the menace.

The nodal officer and the committee members will swing into action and launch a rescue operation immediately upon receiving telephonic information.

The directions came on a petition filed by Mohali resident Nazia and advocate Arun Sharma. In the petition against the State of Punjab, the UT Administration and other officials, the petitioners had sought directions for initiation of steps for rehabilitating children "engaged in highly polluting and unauthorised units" involved in extracting copper after burning plastic wires".

As the case came up for hearing before the Bench headed by Justice MM Kumar, the State of Punjab filed a report saying no signs of child labour or environment degradation were found during inspection.

Counsel for the petitioner Amar Vivek, on the other hand, contended that on the day of inspection by a tehsildar and others child labour or environment degradation might not have been detected. But, if the setting up of a committee is approved, volunteers such as the petitioner shall get in touch with it to point out instates of child labour and environmental degradation.

The Bench added: "The counsel has shown some photographs of raging inferno, which are stated to be a result of burning of plastic wire, which was causing smoke and smug for a considerable period …”

"We constitute a committee comprising SDM (Kharar), SDM (UT South), Majri tehsildar, DSP (UT South) and DSP (Kharar). The nodal officer of the committee shall be SDM (South) and the telephone numbers and cell numbers of the committee members as well as the nodal officer be provided to the petitioners within two days. If any such incident is brought to the notice of the nodal officer or any committee member, they should come into action immediately and take appropriate steps for the prevention of such illegal act". The case will now come up on March 12.



Interim bail plea of accused dismissed
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, February 6
In the Panchkula gang-rape case, the district courts here today dismissed the bail application of an accused, Sahil Puri.

Puri in his application had stated that there was a marriage of his relative on February 10 and to attend that marriage he had sought the interim bail.

Last year as well, the court had dismissed his regular bail application.

On the complaint of the victim’s family, the Panchkula police on June 28 last year had arrested Sahil Puri, a resident of Sector 2 and a mechanical engineering student at a Baddi-based private university, and Marshal Arora, a resident of NAC, Mani Majra and a BA student of a private college in Chandigarh.

An FIR has been lodged under Sections 363 (kidnapping), 366 (kidnapping, abducting or inducing woman to compel her into marriage) and 376-G (gang-rape) against both accused at the Sector 5 police station.

The victim’s father said the accused were known to his son and often used to visit their house. He said on June 26, he had gone out for some work and when he returned, his daughter was missing. He said after looking for her for some time, he informed the police and soon the accused threw her near the gate and fled in a car.

As the girl was in a semi-conscious state, they could not get any information from her. He said her daughter narrated the whole incident to them on June 27 and thereafter they lodged a complaint with the Sector 5 police station.



Pinjore municipal scam
7 councillors get bail
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, February 6
While granting the interim bail to the five accused councillors in the Rs 1.17 crore Pinjore municipal scam, the Panchkula district court today directed the indicted councillors to join investigation and appear before the Vigilance Bureau office.

The court issued directions on the anticipatory bail applications filed by councillors Sanjeev Kumar, Jagmohan Dhiman, Amarchand, Avinash Kaur and Chinder Pal. On their bail applications, the court has granted them interim bail till February 18 and told the petitioners to appear before the investigation officer. Former councillors, Gurcharan Dhiman, Karm Chand Dhiman and Krishna Devi, had lodged a complaint regarding the scam to the vigilance bureau.

The complainants had alleged that the accused had embezzled in the name of manufacturing iron covers for drains, clearing debris, cleaning of underground septic tanks and putting up traffic light points.

The Pinjore MC had given the contract of removing debris after demolitions of shops in Pinjore, to Mohan Lal in 2008-2009 allegedly without proper procedure on false quotations. A total of Rs 9.49 lakh were embezzled without any work, the vigilance report had said, adding that the shopkeepers had to remove the debris themselves.

A case under the Prevention of Corruption Act and relevant sections of the IPC were registered against Hargu Lal, the MC clerk; Kashmiri Lal Bansal, the MC secretary; Rajendra Wadhwa, the MC accountant; Kuldeep Singh, the MC president; contractor Mohan Lal and the councillors Maya Devi, Suman Bhandar, Lajpat Rai, Arvind Sharma, Jagmohan Dhiman, Chiner Pal, Avinash Kaur, Sanjeev Kumar and Nirmala Devi.

The report had also proposed to recover the embezzled money along with interest from those accused.

In the second case, for the cleaning of five safety tanks, instead of Rs 10,000, a contract of Rs 6.92 lakh was awarded to Lal without any tender or advertisement.

For embezzlement of Rs 6.82 lakh, a case under the Prevention of Corruption Act and relevant sections of the IPC was registered against Hargu Lal, Kashmiri Lal Bansal, Kuldeep Singh and councillors Maya Devi, Suman Bhandar, Lajpat Rai, Arvind Kumar, Amar Chand and Neelam Sharma and for recovering the same from them with interest.

Besides, the above scams, no tender was called for awarding contract for iron sieve grills over drains in the Pinjore MC wards in 2008-09. A total of Rs 85.18 lakh were embezzled on basis of fake bills as no grills were found during survey as per the claimed bills.

Another contract for putting up traffic lights at the T-point at Pinjore bus stand in 2007-08 was given to Kamal Bhatia alias Sonu of Sonu Electricals, Kalka, without a tender and was paid Rs 10.01 lakh. He was not even an authorised dealer. On technical advice, it was found that only Rs 6,56,575 was spent, causing the MC a loss of Rs 3,44,675.



LIC Housing Finance Limited slapped Rs 20,000 fine
Failure to issue sale certificate to a Mohali resident

Chandigarh, February 6
District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-I has slapped a fine of Rs 20,000 on LIC Housing Finance Limited (opposite party no. 1) for its failure to issue the sale certificate to a Mohali resident.

The forum, comprising president PD Goel and members Rajinder Singh Gill and Madanjit Kaur Sahota, has also directed the opposite parties to issue the sale certificate in favour of the complainant alone in respect of the properties and to further register the same in the office of the Sub-Registrar, Dera Bassi. The respondents have been directed to pay Rs 10,000 as litigation costs.

The complainant, Satish Kumar Saini, submitted that he, along with Jasbir Kaur, a resident of Sector 40-B, Chandigarh (opposite party no. 2), in response to the sale notice for the sale of six residential properties of opposite party no. 1 situated at Dera Bassi on June 19, 2007, showed their interest in purchasing the same on March 15, 2008. However, the opposite party no. 2 changed her mind and backed out of the aforesaid proposal. Consequently, the opposite party no. 1 entered into an agreement with him on April 15, 2008, and paid the entire consideration amount whereupon the opposite party no. 1 issued the “No Due Certificate” in his favour on March 31, 2009. He alleged that the opposite party was supposed to issue and execute the sale certificate in his favour, which they failed to do, despite repeated requests. It was also averred that he had further executed an agreement to sell in favour of Ram Piari, a resident of Dera Bassi (opposite party no. 3), on February 7, 2011, and he could not execute the sale deed in favour of the opposite party no. 3 which was due on April 30, 2011.

The counsel for the opposite party no. 1 pleaded that the opposite party no.2 never backed-out from the proposal executed on March 15, 2008 and had written various letters showing her interest to get the sale deed registered in her name. She had paid Rs 8 lakh on April 29, 2008, out of the total consideration amount of Rs 12,75,770. It was alleged that the complainant had manipulated the original documents, as the opposite party had already issued the full and final payment certificate on April 18, 2009, jointly in the name of the complainant and opposite party no 2. It is further clarified that the various sale certificates in the joint name of the complainant and the opposite party No. 2 were ready; but they did not turn up.

The opposite party no. 2 pleaded that there was no occasion for her to back out from the deal. She was the co-owner in the property to the extent of 2/3rd share, as she had paid a sum of Rs 8 lakh, out of the total sale consideration of Rs 12,75,770, whereas, the complainant had paid only an amount of Rs 4.55 lakh. It was asserted that the agreement to sell, dated 15.4.2008, and No Due Certificate dated 31.03.2009, are forged and fabricated.

The opposite party no. 3 initially appeared in person but subsequently did not turn up. She was proceeded against exparte. The forum said once the opposite party had issued the No Due Certificate, they were legally bound to execute/issue the sale certificate. 



Order compliance rises due to penal action
Sanjay Bumbroo
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 6
For the fear of being sentenced to the civil imprisonment, the UT Consumer Forum has succeeded in bringing defaulting traders and service providers to the book, who are now complying with the orders passed by the consumer courts.

This fact is apparent from a detailed analysis of the cases disposed by the courts during last three months i.e. from November 2011 to January 2012. As per the available data, executions and contempt petitions have been dominating the cause list of the forums during the last three months. As many as 42 orders have been complied before two district forums during last month.

Forum-I president PD Goel said, “The National Commission and Supreme Court have always upheld the powers of the consumer forums to punish the guilty through imposition of fine and imprisonment. The courts must exercise their powers with full vigour to ensure satisfaction of its decrees.”

An important fallout of this pro-active approach is that many opposite parties have came forward with offers to settle grievances of the consumer during the pendency of the complaints, resulting in saving time and avoiding prolonged litigation.

The figures of the district forum-II, headed by president Lakshman Sharma, reveals that out of 318 cases disposed from November 2011 to January 2012, 114 cases had finally been settled by way of compromise or compliance.

It is relevant to mention here that while Section 25 provides for recovery proceedings by the collector, Section 27 bestows the consumer forum with the powers of a Judicial Magistrate First Class whereby they can sentence a defaulter party to imprisonment up to three years for non-compliance of its order and also impose fine up to Rs 10,000.

“Nowadays, even the litigations costs being awarded are on the higher side. Costs are being imposed in the range of Rs 5,000 to Rs 10,000 as against the average of about Rs 3,000 till about a year ago,” said Pankaj Chandgothia, president of Consumer Courts Bar Association.



HC backs Administration
Notices for misuse of premises
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 6
The plea by purchasers or original allottees of shop-cum-flats at the Mani Majra motor market for quashing notices alleging misuse of premises by running guest houses and lodges has failed to find favour with the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

The ruling came on a bunch of petitions filed by Gurcharan Singh and other petitioners against the union territory. Taking up the petitions, Justice Hemant Gupta and Justice AN Jindal observed that the petitioners had sought quashing of notices served upon them under Section 8-A of the Capital of Punjab (Development and Regulation) Act, 1952.

The court observed, “It is alleged in the notices that the sites have been allotted to the petitioners for use as shop-cum-flats, whereas the petitioners have started running the first and second floors of such building for guest houses or lodges, which is not permissible.

“It is the stand of the Administration that unless the petitioners, first, seek the conversion of first and second floors for use as offices and secondly, seek permission to use the office portion for commercial purposes, the petitioners are violating provisions of the Act and the building is liable to be resumed.

“We do not find any merit in the present writ petitions. Consequently, all petitions are dismissed, with the liberty to the petitioners to seek conversion of use of buildings in terms of the scheme framed under the Act.”



Courts acquits five
Police had recovered arms from their possession
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, February 6
A local court here today acquitted five persons in connection with attempt to commit robbery and Arms Act case dates back to year 2009.

The court acquitted Mohinder Singh, resident of Rajasthan, Brijraj, resident of Rajasthan, Ranjit Goswami, resident of Bihar, Aarif and Shehnawaj, both residents of Uttar Pradesh.

The police had booked them under the charges of Sector 398 (attempt to commit robbery or dacoity when armed with deadly weapon), 401 (punishment for belonging to gang of thieves) of the IPC and under Arms Act.

The police had recovered a pistol and carbine from their possession but in the court, they failed to prove their allegations.



Two arrested in assault case
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 6
Two persons were arrested in an assault case. As per the complaint, Surya Bhushan, a city resident, alleged that Ram Singh and Vijay Kumar, residents of Dadu Majra, have beaten him with sticks near the petrol filling station, Sector 22, on February 3.

As per information, the complainant received injuries and was admitted to the Government Multi Specialty Hospital, Sector 16. A case under Sections 325 and 34 of the IPC has been registered at the Sector 17 police station.

Cars stolen

In a theft case, Peter, a resident of the city, alleged that someone has stolen his car (HR-03L-0714) from his residence on the intervening night of February 3 and 4. A case under Section 379 of the IPC has been registered at the Sector 19 police station. In another incident, Suresh Goyal, a resident of the city, reported to the police that someone has stolen his car (CH-01Y-5064) from his residence on the intervening night of January 30 and 31. A case under Section 379 of the IPC has been registered at the Sector 26 police station and is under investigation.

2 held for gambling

Ravi Kumar, a resident of Sector 26, has been arrested while playing satta and recovered Rs 8,000 from his possession. A case under Section 13A-3-67 of the Gambling Act has been registered at the Sector 26 police station. Bittu, a resident of Mani Majra, was also arrested for playing satta from Indira Colony and recovered Rs 350 from his possession. A case under Section 13A-3-67 of the Gambling Act has been registered at the Mani Majra police station.

Bike stolen

Sarwan Singh, a resident of Zirakpur, filed a complaint with the police stating that someone had stolen his motorcycle (CH-03U-6622) from Sector 38. A case under Section 379 of the IPC has been registered at the Sector 39 police station.

Thieves decamp with Rs 7,000

Thieves fled away with a bag containing Rs 7,000 belonging to a resident of Una here this evening. Amit Sharma reported to the police that he parked his car near a plot in the Industrial Area and went for some work. But when he returned, he found that the windowpane of his car had been smashed and cash was missing from the car. A case has been registered in the Industrial Area police station.

2 arrested for snatching

The police has arrested two persons, including a student of BA, in a snatching case. The two arrested have been identified as 21-year-old Parvesh Kumar, a resident of Sector 37, and Suneel, a BA student. Inspector Charajeet Singh, SHO, Sector 39 police station, said the two were involved in a snatching case reported on January 22 and more cases are expected to be solved on the basis of their interrogation.



50-year-old found dead in Zirakpur
Tribune News Service

Zirakpur, February 6
A 55-year-old man was found dead under mysterious circumstances near a shop located on the Zirakpur-Patiala Highway here this morning. The deceased has been identified as Charan Singh.

The police official said that the deceased was mentally upset and died due to cold.

The investigating officer of the case said that they got the information that a man in his mid-50s and was lying near the shop on the Patiala highway.

Family members of the deceased said that Charan was mentally upset after the death of his wife six months ago.

The body was handed over to the family of the deceased after conducting the postmortem examination at Civil Hospital, Dera Bassi.

Thieves strike at mobile phone shop

Thieves struck at a mobile phone store, located in Zirakpur, on January 30. The police has registered a case against unidentified persons on the complaint of Suprdeep Rai, a resident of Jagriti Apartment, Dhakoli.

In complaint to the police, Suprdeep alleged that he went to Baba Balak Nath mandir in Himachal on January 30. When he returned, he found that the locks of the shop were ransacked after breaking open the locks.

Suprdeep alleged that the thieves decamped with 31 mobile phones, and cash Rs 10,0000.



Burglars decamp with car, jewellery
Tribune News Service

Mohali, February 6
Burglars struck a house at Fauji Colony in Kharar and decamped with gold jewellery and a motorcycle. The owner of the house, Sukhwinder Singh, who works in a local hospital, said while he was away to his duty, his wife had gone to some relatives. When he returned home from work, he noticed that not only was his motorcycle missing but also the door of his house was broken. On entering into the house, he found that the entire house had been ransacked and the gold jewellery was missing.

Man arrested with stolen vehicle

In another case, Angrez Singh, a resident of Ferozepur, has been arrested for having the possession of a stolen Mahindra Scorpio. The police said that the suspect had fixed a fake registration number of a stolen car and was going towards Morinda. Sources said that Angrez could be involved in selling the stolen vehicles with bogus registration numbers.

Liquor seized

Chandan Gupta and Nirdosh Garg, both the residents of Sector 56 and Sohana, respectively, were caught with seven cartons of the IMFL that was found in an autorickshaw they were going.



Same vehicle stolen again
Deepankar Sharda
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 6
The Tata Safari car of a Sector-44 resident, Amritpal Singh, has been stolen for the second time in the past one year.

It was stolen for the second time in the wee hours today. It was earlier stolen from outside his house on February 11 past year.

After 10 days, it was found from Rajasthan after a resident of Jodhpur bought it after paying Rs 80,000 without knowing that it was stolen vehicle.

A DVD player, a camera and three LCDs were missing on recovery. According to Amritpal, the car had a company fitted central locking system and a brake lock.

“I am surprised that my car was targeted the second time,” he said. The Chandigarh Police seems to be turning a blind eye to vehicle thefts as many were stolen from outside houses.

In another case, a resident of Sector 47 reported that someone stole his car (CH03E-6002) from Sector 34 yesterday.



Man sets wife on fire
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 6
In a shocking incident, a 44-year-old man allegedly set his 28-year-old wife on fire in Vikas Nagar of Mauli Jagran here today.

The victim Anita is said to be in a critical condition and alleged that her husband, Ramlakhan, set her afire in the morning after pouring kerosene on her.

She was rushed to Government Medical Speciality Hospital, Sector 16, here but was later referred to the PGI. The police arrested Ramlakhan after the incident.

As per information, the duo was married on May 22 last year and usually used to fight with each other. They had also been booked under Sections 107 and 151 of the CrPC.

After the death of his first wife, Ramlakhan married Anita and used to allegedly fight with her.



It’s family history: Yograj
Rues delay in treatment, thanks BCCI
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, February 6
Yuvraj Singh’s disease has a family history and delay in treatment has aggravated it. This was stated by his father Yograj Singh while interacting with mediapersons at his house here today.

Diagnosed with cancer, Yuvraj had been undergoing chemotherapy in the USA. “I had faced the same problem. My father, who died at the age of 96, had the disease. My grandfather had been suffering from it,” said Yograj.

Without naming anyone for the delay in treatment, Yograj said the family was in the knowledge of the disease for the past over six months, but Yuvraj was not provided proper treatment.

He was thankful to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which had diagnosed the disease and sent his son to the USA for treatment.

Symptoms had been visible for the past five years as Yuvraj had been indisposed frequently since 2007, he said. Had attention been given then, hospitalisation for long could have been avoided, the former cricketer-turned-actor added.

Asked whether he would join his son in the USA, Yograj said he had booked a flight ticket, but Yuvraj asked him yesterday to concentrate on the shooting of the movie in Mumbai.

“My son asked me not to miss the shooting of the movie. Whenever he asks me to join him, I will go immediately,” said Yograj, his voice choked with emotion.

He later left for Mumbai, where he was scheduled to take part in the shooting of ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’, the movie based on the life of Milkha Singh.

Cricket-connected pray for Yuvraj

I am in a shock ever since the disease has been detected. I hope that he returns to the field soon after thrashing the disease like he does the ball~

— Rakesh Jolly, former Ranji player

It has come as a shock. Thanks to god that the disease has been detected at the first stage. I wish him early recovery and good health~

— Dinesh Mongia, former cricketer

Yuvraj got us the World Cup after 28 years with his magnificent performance. I pray to the Almighty that he gets well soon and hits six sixes in an over as he did earlier~

— DP Azad, Dronacharya-awardee coach



Karanvir scripts Gobindgarh college win in cricket
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 6
Gobindgarh Public College, Alour, beat Government College of Commerce and Business Administration, Sector 42, Chandigarh, by four runs in the Panjab University Inter-College Cricket (Men) B-Division Tournament being held at PU grounds here today.

Fine all-round performance by Karanvir (28 and three for 18) helped his team to defeat the rivals. In the second match of the day, Government College, Karamsar, defeated the Chandigarh College of Architecture by seven wickets.

Brief score (Match I):

Gobindgarh Public College, Alour: 71 for 10 (Karanvir Singh 28, Karanpreet Singh 13; Gaurav 3 for 18, Anurag 2 for 18, Akshay 2 for 17, Rajat 2 for 5).

Govt College-42: 67 for 10 (Sahil 11, Akshay 10; Karanvir 3 for 18, Amrinder 3 for 15, Saleem 2 for 16, Khushinder 1 for 12).

Match II:

Chandigarh College of Architecture: 94 for 10 (Dipankar 21, Birjit 17; Rajveer 4 for 21, Harjot 2 for 16, Jatinder 2 for 13, Pardeep 2 for 19).

Govt College-Karamsar: 95 for 3 (Manav 30, Maninder 17, Pardeep 14; Puneet 1 for 31, Dipankar 1 for 10, Vikramjit 1 for 21).



KXIP Green, Red in final
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 6
A whirlwind knock of 173, comprising 14 sixes and as many boundaries, by Ishan Malhotra led KXIP Green into the final as they thrashed KXIP Blue by 108 runs in the last league match at the Sector-16 cricket stadium here today.

In the first match, belligerent knocks by Ravi Inder Singh (46), Yashpal Singh (32) and Dhruv Mahajan (31), backed by hostile bowling by Akshay Chauhan (4 for 27), enabled KXIP Silver beat KXIP Red by 20 runs.

Put in by KXIP Red, KXIP Silver piled up 154 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in allotted 20 overs. Off-spinner Gurvinder Singh was the pick of the bowlers as he captured 4 wickets for 32 runs. He got support from left-arm spinner Ajay Bhardwaj, who took 2 wickets for 28 runs.

KXIP Red lost 2 quick wickets in the first over, with the scoreboard reading 0 for 2 after the first over. Akshay was instrumental in sending both batsmen back. Skipper Chetan Sharma (50) and Preet Kamal (39) repaired the innings with a partnership of 64 runs for the third wicket, but it was not enough.

After the departure of Preet Kamal and Chetan, no one showed resistance and wickets fell at regular intervals. They fell short by 20 runs. Akshay was declared man of the match.

In the second match, spectators were witness to a swashbuckling knock by Ishan. He reached to his 50 in just 22 balls, hundred in 34 balls and 150 in 57 balls. His knock came off 68 balls.

He achieved the milestone of scoring the highest runs in T20. In this essay, KXIP Green piled up 257 runs in the allotted 20 overs. Chasing to a daunting task, KXIP Blue started off well through Rangarajan (19) and Prashant Chopra (90).

Chopra showed class and played beautiful strokes all over the ground, but in trying to accelerate, missed his century. His innings came off 60 balls, which was studded with 12 hits to the boundary and one over it. KXIP Blue could manage only 149 runs for the loss of 5 wickets. Ishan was adjudged man of the match.



PU Campus TT eves win

Chandigarh, February 6
Panjab University Campus beat AS College for Women, Khanna, 3-1 in the Panjab University Inter-College Table Tennis (Women) A-Division tournament at the PU Gymnasium Hall here today.

In another match. Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana, beat SDP College for Women, Ludhiana, 3-0. GGS College for Women, Chandigarh, beat Sri Aurobindo College, Ludhiana, 3-0.

Brief results: Panjab University Campus beat AS College for Women, Khanna (Sunanda beat Manpreet 7-11, 12-10, 11-6, 9-11, 11-8; Deepa Rawat beat Neelam 11-6, 11-9, 6-11, 11-5; Surbhi lost to Anmol 5-11, 5-11, 5-11; Sunanda beat Neelam 11-4, 11-7, 11-4); Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana, beat SDP College for Women, Ludhiana (Amanpreet beat Jasmit 11-2, 11-3, 11-1; Sakshi beat Aditi 11-1, 11-7, 11-7; Bharti beat Simple 11-4, 11-9, 11-6); GGS College for Women, Chandigarh, beat Sri Aurobindo College, Ludhiana (Reema beat Chahat 11-6, 11-8, 11-9; Sheetal beat Sonakshi 11-7, 11-8, 11-4; Susila beat Shenali 11-1, 11-4, 11-8). — TNS



Ricky helps team home
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 6
Ricky helped the Himachal Cricket Academy beat Paragon Senior Secondary School, Mohali, by 20 runs with a knock of 26 not out and three wickets in the Sardar Bhagwant Singh Memorial Cricket Tournament at Sector 38 here today.

The Himachal academy won the toss and elected to bat. While Ricky was unbeaten on 26, Adheesh (22) and Harshit (21)also contributed to the total of 137 runs in 25 overs. The rivals wereall out for 117 runs in24.2 overs.

Brief scores: Himachal Cricket Academy 137 for 8 in 25 overs (Ricky 26 n.o., Adheesh 22, Harshit 21, Money 2 for 11, Harjinder 2 for 22, Sidharth 2 for 16); Paragon Senior Secondary School 117 all out in 24.2 overs (Sahil 30, Money 26, Ricky 3 for 31, Pawan 2 for 8, Malkit 2 for 18).



Parag shines
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 6
Riding high on Parag Khanapurkar’s unbeaten knock of 69 runs, the Central Board of Excise and Customs recorded a six-run win over the Comptroller and Auditor-General’s team during the first league game of the All-India Post-Institutional Cup at Kolkata today.

Brief scores: CBEC 242 in 37 overs (Parag Khanapurkar 69 n.o., Devraj Patil 57, Simrat Bawa 45, Hiken Shah 25); CAG 238 all out in 40 overs (Arpit Wasawda 57, Sumit Sharma 39, Ankit Rawat 3 for 40).



Shuttler selected
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 6
Rupinder Singh of the Shivalik Public School here has been selected to India’s junior badminton team. He will take part in the Dutch and German International Badminton Championships, to be held from February 28 to March 11.



Haryana champs
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 6
The National Artistic and Inline Roller Hockey Skating Championship concluded amid cheer and jubilation of spectators here today. In inline roller hockey, the title was clinched by Haryana, who beat Andhra Pradesh. Twenty teams took part in the championship, which started on February 3.



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