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Battle of ballot
All is well, but for Water
Gagan K Teja
Tribune News Service

A newly constructed road at Jodhian Bhattian in Ward No. 38, Patiala. The only problems plaguing the ward are water shortage and non-functional sewerage.
A newly constructed road at Jodhian Bhattian in Ward No. 38, Patiala. The only problems plaguing the ward are water shortage and non-functional sewerage. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Patiala, May 26
The condition of the ward of Senior Deputy Commissioner of the Patiala municipal corporation Anil Bajaj is by and large good, but still problems like water shortage and poor sanitation persist in the area.

Chief Minister of Punjab Parkash Singh Badal during his sangat darshan had sanctioned Rs 2 crore for the development of the ward and the amount had been utilised for various purposes, mainly re-construction of roads and installation of tubewells.

The ward consists of Bagichi Mangaldas, New Lal Bagh, Sai Market, Jodian Bhattian, Anar Dana Chowk, Modi Plaza, Kashmirian Wala Toba, Chandni Chowk and Aggarsain Chowk. Water and sewerage problems are a bane of Jodian Bhattian.

Traffic jams are a routine affair at Anar Dana Chowk. Due to the shortage of parking apace, shopkeepers park their vehicles on roadsides. 

Residents Speak

Everything is fine in the area. Tubewells have been installed and roads have been constructed.
— Manju Sharma

A number of development projects have been started by the authorities, but they have failed to solve water problem so far. Roads in the area also need to be re-carpeted.
— Rajesh Kumar



PPP invites applications from residents
Umesh Dewan
Tribune News Service

Patiala, May 26
At a time, when leaders of various political parties, particularly the SAD, BJP and Congress, are fighting on the issue of ticket allotment for the elections of the Patiala municipal corporation, scheduled to be held on June 10, the People's Party of Punjab (PPP) has invited applications from among the people of Patiala for ticket allocation.

Party president Manpreet Badal said whosoever was educated and interested in contributing to the development of the city could send his/her application for 50 municipal wards.

In order to spread the message, the PPP got pamphlets published in yellow colour, which had photographs of Shaheed Bhagat Singh and Manpreet Badal. The pamphlets were circulated in the city.

Six mobile phone numbers have been mentioned on the pamphlets, so that interested applicants can call and get further details about the procedure to be adopted for applying for ticket.



Students from rural area perform well in CBSE

Dera Bassi, May 26
Students of Dera Bassi area have performed excellently in the CBSE class X exams, despite being from a rural background.

Kanika Aggarwal of Lala Deep Chand Jain Public School has received CGPA 10 in the exam, while Sarishty Kher of the same school stood second, securing 9.8 CGPA. Shikher Walia was third with 9.5 CGPA.

Chairman Sunil Jain, principal Chanchal Singhal along and vice principal Deepshikha Saini has appreciated the hard work of teachers and students and congratulated them on their success.Students of Sri Sukhmani International School, Dera Bassi, have also shown good performance. Jaspreet Kaur, Akanksha Kaushik, Rajpratap Singh, Shweta Singh, Princy Panwar have scored CGPA 10. Deepanshu Rai (CGPA 9.6), Sourabh Saini, Nitesh Kalia, Bratati (CGPA 9.4 ), Renu Bhatt CGPA 9.2 also performed well.

Chairman of Sri Sukhmani Group of Institutions, prof Avtar Singh congratulated the students and teachers for the 100 per cent results.



Ambala students shine in exam
Suman Bhatnagar

Ambala, May 26
Three students of GMN Public School, Ambala Cantt, Anubhuti Gupta, Atin Agnihotri and Shivangi, secured 10 CGPA in the CBSE class-X examination.

Harneek and Simran Kaur also got A grade in this examination.

The students of SD Vidya School, Ambala Cantt, Davin Verma, Riya Aggarwal, Ashali Kalia, Mayank, Sahil, Radhika, Narang and Shashi, obtained 10 CGPA.

Mandeep Kaur, Shefali, Rishav Bahal, Vidhi Gupta, Simran Sethi and Robin Verma of DAV Riverside School, Ambala Cantt, also secured the same rank.

The students of Lord Mahavir Public School, Ambala Cantt, Sarabjot, Shivani Panwa, Preeti, Sneha, and five students of Bharti Public School, Ambala Cantt, Ameek, Bheem, Anubhav, Aditya and Ayush, achieved 10 CGPA.

The students of Central School No. 2, Vishvajeet, Nikhil, Mayank, Omkar, Shveta, Atul, Ishu and Nishant, obtained the same rank. The students of Murlidhar DAV Public School, Ambala City, Advitya, Ankit, Sanidhya, Sayam, Shugun, Kritika, Mahinderjeet, Simran, Divpreet, Rashmeet, Shubhangi, Gunjan, Saloni, Suhani, Tanisha, Vaibhav, Vansh, Ashmeet, Kamya, Kriti, Nishant, Piyush, Rupin, Riya, Yashvi, Mahak, Prachi, Arjun and Kartik, secured 10 CGPA.

Seven students of Police DAV Public School, Ambala City, Aarti, Alka, Nishta, Priyanka, Savi, Viksit and Vishal, got 10 CGPA.

Anushka, Lovejeet, Keshav, Gurpreet, Tajinder, Molly and Vikramjeet of PKR Jain Vatika, Ambala City, achieved the same rank. The students of Delhi Public School, Ambala City, Abhilash, Manvi, Arpit, Prashasti and Agrim, obtained 10 CGPA.

The students of Tulsi Public School, Ambala City, Abhishek, Shubham and Yogita, and students of Angel Senior Secondary Public School, Ambala City, Diksha and Sourav, also achieved 10 CGPA.



Attach CVC's report, says CBI special court
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 26
In the multi-crore amusement-cum-theme park project scam, the CBI special court here today directed the premier investigation agency to submit the report of the Chief Vigilance Commission (CVC), along with its closure report, in court.

The CBI had submitted the closure report, but it had not attached the CVC's report. RTI activist Vivek Aditya had filed the initial complaint to the CVC in 2009 against financial irregularities in this project.

The CVC had prepared its report and thereafter, directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe the two controversial mega-projects, the amusement-cum-theme park and the filmcity. The case was later handed over to the CBI, which had recently filed a closure report in the case pertaining to the amusement-cum-theme park.

The CBI had filed the closure report and given a major relief to three former officers with the Chandigarh Administration, former Adviser Lalit Sharma, former Home Secretary Krishna Mohan and former Director (Tourism) Vivek Atray.

They had been booked for corruption, abuse of power and criminal conspiracy for their involvement in the multi-crore amusement-cum-theme park scam.



3 youths take away Rs 10,000 
Tribune News Service

Mohali, May 26
Three miscreants made away with Rs 10,000 at gunpoint from an LPG gas station located in Landran village here last night.

They came in an Alto which rolled down a gorge, but they managed to flee from the spot.

The police has impounded the vehicle. Harjinder Singh, SHO, Sohana police station, said the incident occurred at 12.30 am last night.

“We have registered a case under Sections 392, 382, 25, 56 and 59, IPC on the complaint of Balwinder Singh”, added Harjinder Singh.



Saudagar’s murder:3 accused arrested
Tribune News Service

Mohali, May 26
The police today claimed to have arrested three persons in Saudagar's murder case. The accused have been identified as Jatinder Singh Joji (25), Satnam Singh, alias Satta, (23) and Navjot Singh (22).

GS Bhullar, SSP, Mohali, said one of the main accused Joji had been arrested while 12 others were still at large.

"After the murder, these accused had sneaked into Khanpur village in Uttar Pardesh. As we have arrested the main accused in the case, the others will also be nabbed soon," said Bhullar.

Joji and Satti are residents of Landran village while Novjot Singh hails from Padol village. Most of the accused have criminal background and several cases have been registered against them at various police stations.

On May 22, Joji and Lucky, along with their accomplices, had hacked their rival Suadagar Singh to death with an axe in front of the district courts in full public view.

Saudagar and Joji were said to have old enmity. Both were good kabaddi players and had also represented their respective villages in a number of tournaments.

After having murdered Saudagar, Joji, Satti and Navjot fled in a Bolero to Uttar Pradesh.

The other accused are Gursimran Singh, Randhir Singh, Billu, Lucky, Avtar Singh, Ranjit Singh and six to seven unidentified persons.



Man booked for rape, murder
Tribune News Service

Mohali, May 26
The police has today registered a case of murder and rape against Manoj Kumar (21), a labourer, who had killed a six-year-old girl after raping her at Bhago Majra village.

The medical examination has confirmed rape.

Harjinder Singh, SHO, Sohana police station, said Manoj Kumar, a resident of Bihar, fled away the spot after committing the crime.

“We have sent police parties to various sites to arrest him after registering a case under Sections 302 and 376 IPC against him,” said Harjinder Singh.



IMFL sale at country vend found

Chandigarh, May 26
The UT excise and taxation department today raided a liquor vend at Colony Number 5 and found the vendor selling Indian-made foreign liquor (IMFL) from a country liquor vend.

Unconfirmed sources said the department sent a decoy customer to confirm whether IMFL was being sold there. The excise department reportedly seized four cartons of IMFL.

There was no allotted IMFL vend at the colony. The vend was owned by a local hotelier. Under the excise Act, the licence of the violator could be revoked by the department. — TNS



7-yr term for rapist
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 26
Additional district and sessions judge VP Sirohi awarded seven-year imprisonment to Rahul of Sector 25 here for raping a 14-year-old girl.

The court also slapped a fine of Rs 11,000 on him. The incident took place last year. On Thursday, the court convicted him under various sections of the IPC.



Chandigarh win title
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 26
The local cricket team defeated Jalandhar by an innings and 35 runs in their league match of the ongoing Dhruv Pandove Trophy for boys (U-19) here today.

Resuming from their overnight score of 101 for 3, the local team declared their innings at 273 for 8 in 69.5 overs.

Bhagminder Singh (58 off 122, five boundaries and one six) and Udit Hari Mehta (40 off 67 with four boundaries) guided the team to victory.

Bowlers Arun Chohan, Kamaljit, Karan Bhargav and Grish Sandal took two wickets.

Later, the Jalandhar team started on a disastrous note and lost their first four wickets for 29 runs in 9.4 overs.

Off spinner Avinash who opened the innings with Rajpal clean bowled Rajat Sharma (4), Mansab Gill (15) and Tarun Sareen (4).

Batsman Karan Bhargav (39 off 38, seven boundaries) was the highest scorer for the team.

Brief Scores:

Jalandhar (1st innings)-152 all out in 61.1 overs (Bhupinder Singh 43, Vaibhav Sharma 23, Avilash Sharma 3 for 29, Rajpal Singh 2 for 38, Vineet Dhaka 2 for 18).

Chandigarh (1st innings)-273 for 8 in 69.5 overs (Shivam Bhambri 52, Jaskaranveer Singh 44, Anil 24, Bhagminder Singh 58, Udit Hari Mehta 40, Kamaljit Singh 2 for 65, Karan Bhargav 2 for 78, Arun Chohan 2 for 30, Grish Sandal 2 for 45).

Jalandhar (2nd innings)-86 all out in 24.5 overs (Karan Bhargav 39, Avinash 5 for 33 Rajpal Singh 3 for 24, Bhagminder Singh 2 for 19).

In the second match, Amritsar won on the basis of first innings lead of 15 runs against Patiala.

Brief Scores:

Amritsar (1st innings)-147 all out in 67.4 overs (Satbir Singh 43, Abhinav Sharma 20, Vinay Chaudhary 27, Karan Sharma 19, Pardeep Kumar 4 for 28, Karan Kaila 4 for 22).

Patiala (1st innings)-132 for all out in 61 overs (Vicky Sharma 40, Anmol Malhotra 25, Anmolpreet 19, Sunny 2 for 15, Vinay Chaudhary 6 for 74, Rahul Kanojia 1 for 23 and Satbir Singh 1 for 12).

Amritsar (2nd innings)-214 for 5 in 44 overs (Abhinav Sharma unbeaten 100, Rohan Marwaha 27, Mohit Handa unbeaten 23, and Satbir Singh 31, Karan Kaila 2 for 68, Siddharth Sharma 1 for 18, Sukhwinder 1 for 40, Anmolpreet 1 for 19). 



Golf coaching camp from May 29
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 26
The British School, Sector 44, will organise a one-month long golf camp for the junior age category from May 29 at the school’s golf academy, Sector 44. Players in the 5 to 14 year age group from all the schools can participate in the camp. The training session will be held twice a week.

The participants will be taught basic fundamentals of the game.

The camp will be conducted under the guidance of Manjit Kochar, Director (Overseas), Indo Canadian Golf Association (ICGA), Toronto (Canada). All the participants will be awarded participation certificate by ICGA, Canada. The participants can contact Manjit Kochar (981-555-4788) for further queries.



AG Haryana lift trophy
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 26
The cricket team of AG Haryana defeated AG Punjab to win the final of the ongoing North Zone IA and AD Cricket Tournament at the Sector 16 cricket stadium here today.

Batting first, the wining side posted a total of 217 runs, losing 9 wickets in the allotted slot. Michal Vishal (68), Bipul Sharma (40) and Aman Kumar (23) were the main scorers for the team, while bowler Navdeep Singh, Sumit Sharma and Arun Tuli claimed two wickets each.

In reply, the losing side bundled out for the total of 212 runs in 39 overs. Amit Parashar (46), Bharat Lumba(43) and Rakesh Sethi (37) contributed the lion’s share. Among bowlers, Gourav Gambhir, Bipul Sharma and former international VRV Singh claimed three wickets each, while Parveen Sharma grabbed 2 for 36.

Achievements: Man of the series- Gourav Gambhir; Best bowler-VRV Singh; Best wicketkeeper -Jatinder Kumar.



Skating championship kicks off
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, May 26
The Manav Mangal School Open Speed Skating Championship kicked off today at the school’s skating rink. Around 300 skaters from the tricity participated in the tourney.

Results: Boys (U-4) Quads: 1. Yuvraj Arora 2. Adheesh Verma 3. Manas Arora. Girls (4-6) Quads: 1. Kashvi Gupta 2. Shikha Chaudhary 3. Tanisha Kaul. Boys (4-6) Inline: 1. Aarush Chopra 2. Parth Goyal 3. Pushkar Aggarwal. Boys (4-6) Quads: 1. Kunal Arora 2. Vedansh Arora 3. Aditya Sehrawat. Boys (6-8) Inline: 1. Achintya Gupta 1. Aarav Nandwani 2. Karmanya Kaushal 3. Daksh. Girls (6-8) Inline: 1. Tamanna Punchouti 2. Aarchi Popli 3. Manvi Singh. Boys (6-8) Quads: 1. B.Pranay Gaud 2. Jashanbir Singh 3. Nishit Garg. Girls (6-8) Quads: 1. Javeen Seth 2. Harshita Paul 3. Shaina Sheoran. Boys (8-10) Inline: 1. Adhiraj Sood 2. Rishit Puri 3. Ansh Kumar. Girls (8-10) Inline: 1. Dayita Goyal 2. Eshika Rathee 3. Seerat Chugh. Girls (8-10) Quads: 1. Vidushi Rawat 2. Akshita Shourie 3. Bhavya Sahni.



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