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Three killed, nine injured in two road accidents
Tribune News Service

Ambala, September 30
Three persons were killed while nine others were seriously injured in two separate road accidents in Ambala district here today. Two persons were killed and seven others sustained injuries, when their Tata Sumo collided head on with a truck near a local milk plant.

The deceased were identified as Krishan Lal (65) and his wife Usha Devi (60), residents of village Sahazadpur. All were going to Dera for a religious trip.

After getting information, the Saha police reached the spot and initiated rescue measures. The injured including Parveen Singh (42), Babita (40), Rameshwar (60), Mamchand (42), Satparkash (65), kishori Lal resident of Sahazadpur and driver Raminder Singh (32), all residents of Rajouli village, were rushed to civil hospital at Ambala Cantt.

There the doctors referred Parveen Singh, Babita and Rameshwar to the PGI, Chandigarh, in view of the condition.

SHO said the truck had been impounded but the driver had managed to flee.

In another accident, a couple with their five-year-child, were hit by a truck near Laha Dera.

Lajja Ram (38) resident of Sahabad and his five years child were injured and rushed to Civil Hospital, Ambala Cantt, while his wife Rajnish (34) died on the spot.



Man commits suicide by jumping before train
Our Correspondent

Dera Bassi, September 30
One person allegedly committed suicide by jumping before a train near here last night. The deceased was identified as 32-year-old Harbans Singh, son of Sher Singh, a resident of Mehamadpura village.

Informing about the incident, the railway police in charge, Rampal, said the incident took place at 12 last night. The victim committed suicide by jumping before train, which was coming from Ambala side to Chandigarh.

The body of the victim was handed over to his relatives after conducting postmortem examination. The railway police has registered a case under Section 174 of the Cr PC and has started the investigation.

The railway police officials said the victim was employed at a nearby factory for the last some years. But he could not go to work for nearly a month due to illness. Later, when the factory authorities declined to give back work to him, he started remaining upset for some time.



katoch shield cricket tournament
Chandigarh win cricket tourney
Tribune News Service

Patiala, September 30
Batsmen of the Chandigarh team marked their iron and helped the team to register a first innings lead of 219 runs against Patiala, to bag the title of ongoing Katoch Shield Cricket Tournament, held at Dhruv Pandove Stadium, here today.

Resuming from their overnight score of 456 for 6, the winners went on to take their total to 560 for 8 in 196 overs before the play was called off.

The visiting side lost their overnight batsman Amit Prashar for 125 off 238 balls studded with 14 boundaries and 2 sixes after he was caught by Sarabjit Ladda off Rajwinder Singh. Gurinder (48) and Siddharth Kaul (19) remained unbeaten through out the team’s innings. For Patiala, Rajwinder Singh claimed 4 for 137.

Earlier, on the third day, the Chandigarh batsmen blasted Patiala’s bowling attack and muster 456 for 6 in 153 overs at the close of day’s play.

Batsmen Simrat Bawa (102) and Amit Prashar (111) successfully scored centuries and helped the team to achieve the mark. Simrat started the day with Gurkirat Walia and took the total to 234 before Simrat was trapped in front by Rajwinder Singh. He completed his ton off 237 studded with 10 boundaries and one six.

Gurkirat was joined by Amit Prashar. The duo added 94 runs for the fourth wicket before Rajinder Singh caught Gurkirat on 59 off 194 inclusive of 5 boundaries. On the other hand, Amit and next joined Bipul Sharma raised a 103-run partnership for the sixth wicket before Bipul went out to drive Rajwinder Singh and was neatly stumped by Kamalpreet for 56 off 85 inclusive of 10 boundaries. Amit completed his unbeaten score of 111 run off 212 balls inclusive of 13 boundaries and a six. For Patiala, Rajwinder Singh (3 for 111) was the main wicket taker.

With this win, the Chandigarh team secured 20 points to capture top position while Patiala team with 11 points secured runners-up place. The Chandigarh cricket team also bagged the title of U-22, U-19 and U-16 age group while Patiala bagged U-19 One Day and Runners up in Under-16.

Brief Scores:

Patiala (1st innings)-341 all out in 115 overs (Jeevanjot 158, Robin Dhillon 63, Amaninder Singh 22 not out, Sidharath 4 for 52, Sarul Kanwar 2 for 26 and Gurinder Singh 2 for 59).

Chandigarh (1st Innings)-456 for 6 in 153 overs (Simrat Bawa 102, Gurkirat Walia 59, Vishwas Bhalla 89, Amit Prashar 125, Bipul Sharma 56, Gurinder Singh 48 not out, Sidharth Kaul 19 not out and Gaurav Gambhir 23,Robin Dhillon 1 for 72, Ravi Inder Singh 1 for 24, Rajwinder 4 for 137, Sarabjit Ladda 1 for 116).



Abetment to suicide case
Wife, in-laws get 3-year jail term
Tribune News Service

Mohali, September 30
A woman and her parents were convicted in an abetment to suicide case and were sent to three years imprisonment by a local court here today. Harpreet Kaur and her parents, Avtar Singh and Sital Kaur, were found guilty in the case that took place around three years ago. A fine of Rs 2,000 each has been imposed on the convicts.

Parminder Singh Dhillon, Harpreet’s husband and an inspector with the Punjab Police, committed suicide on August 4, 2008. Dhillon (then 40) had committed suicide by consuming poison. Dhillon had been staying with his wife and her parents at Phase XI in the city.

A complaint had been lodged by Pritam Singh, the father of the deceased. He had alleged that Dhillon had taken the extreme step after being harassed by his wife and in-laws.

A case under Section 306 of the IPC had been registered against Harpreet Kaur, Avtar Singh and Sital Kaur at Samrala.

Dhillon and Harpreet, a school teacher, had a love marriage in 1995, said the police. Dhillon’s body along with his turban, socks, shoes, a beer bottle and an empty bottle of celphos tablets was recovered from railway platform at Phase XI, said the police.



Car company told to pay Rs 1.5 lakh as compensation
Tribune News Service

Mohali, September 30
The Mohali District Consumer Forum directed Mahindra and Mahindra to pay its client, Harinder Pal Singh, Rs 1.5 lakh as compensation for not providing the assured services and Rs 10,000 as litigation costs.

In his complaint, Harinder Pal Singh stated he had purchased a brand new Mahindra XUV form Mohali-based Goel Motors in March. In the first week of April, he observed some problem in the car. The complainant stated that despite making several rounds of the service centre, the problem still persisted.

On the other hand, the company and its dealer claimed that the problem had been solved before the filing of the complaint. “There was no manufacturing defect in the vehicle,” claimed the dealer.


Five rounded up for abduction
Tribune News Service

Mohali, September 30
The Mohali police today chased a speedy Bolero jeep for over an hour to catch a group of students, who allegedly had abducted a youth at Sector 36, Chandigarh, on Saturday.

The police rounded up five youths, Akash, Kamal, Gurpartap, Sahibjit and Gurmit Singh, here today. The police also found Manpreet Singh, who had allegedly been abducted by the youths, from the jeep that was intercepted at Sector 85 here. All the six youngsters were severely injured and were admitted to the JP Hospital at Sohana. All these youths live as paying guests in various parts of Chandigarh.

Giving details, DSP RS Sohal said the fight sparked off over a trivial issue. “A youth spitted on Manpreet unintentionally at Sector 36. Manpreet insisted upon the person to remove the spit by his hand instead of a handkerchief. Following an argument, Manpreet called up his friends. Both groups started fighting with beer bottles, which left them severely injured. Manpreet was then abducted by the opponent group,” said DSP Sohal.

A case under Sections 365, 323 and 34 of the IPC has been registered.



1 held for extortion

Chandigarh, September 30
A resident of Chandigarh alleges that Rahul, alias Chikna, a resident of Sector 25, along with his friends, identified as Rohit, Rajat, Sagar, Nikka, Deepak, Vikas, Monu, Manish and Ramesh, extorted money from his son and withdrew cash around Rs 47,000 from his ATM card of the State Bank of Patiala, Sector 17, Chandigarh.

A case under Section 384 of the IPC has been registered against the accused in the Sector 11 police station. Though Rahul has been arrested in the case, further investigations are on.

1 arrested for stealing

Rohit Sharma, a resident of Kansal village, Mohali district, was caught red-handed while stealing a copper gas pipe from near the Trauma Centre, PGI, Chandigarh. A case under Sections 379 and 411 of the IPC has been registered at the Sector 11 police station on the compliant of Santa Singh, an employee of the PGI. The accused has been arrested. — TNS



Asav outplays Mankeerat in tennis meet
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, September 30
Tennis player Asav Kumar defeated Mankeerat Singh (6-2), in the pre-quarterfinals match of boys (U-10) category during the ongoing DC Model Open Total Tennis Tournament, being held here today. In another match Snehil Saini routed Abrahim Sohi by 6-2.

In another game of the same category, Aneesh defeated Mankirat, in a match that lasted over an hour. Both the players played neck to neck till Aneesh conceded 4 unforced errors in the next games to trail by 4-2. But he held his nerve and after with solid ground strokes named the match by 6-4. Jaspreet blanked Harsh by 6-0 while in the boys (U-12) category clash, Amitoj edged past his opponent Bhavjot by 6-4.


Boys (U-10) Dhariya beat Salamat 6-3; Neel Singh Dhaliwal beat Amitoj 6-3; Abhinav beat Anaan 6-0; Bhavjot beat Aneesh 6-1; Angad Singh beat Abhijeet 6-0; Abhey Mohan beat Jaspreet 6-4; Quaterfinals-Asav Kumar beat Snehil Saini 6-0; Dhariya beat Amitoj 6-4; Abhinav beat Bhavjot Singh 6-4; Abhey Mohan beat Angad Singh 6-1; Boys (U-12)-Asav Kumar beat Sartaj 6-0; Amitoj beat Bhavjot Singh 6-4; Abhey Mohan beat Parnav 6-4; Gurjosh beat Angadpreet 6-4; Neel Singh beat Sourav Yadav 6-2; Msingh beat Garvit Vats 6-0; Quaterfinals-Asav Kumar beat Shivam 6-0; Sarabjot beat Amitoj 6-5 (7-5); Abhey Mohan beat Gurjosh 6-0; Manveer Singh beat Neel Singh 6-0; Girls (U-12)-Nainy beat Ananya 6-3; Reet Malik beat Sonal 6-0; Aditi Dogra beat Arushie 6-0; Tripti beat Sakshi 6-1; Quaterfinals-Harleen beat Nainy 6-0; Aditi Dogra beat Reet Malik 6-1; Dipali beat Tripti 6-0; Anvi beat Aandhi 6-0; Semifinal-Harleen beat Aditi Dogra 6-4; Girls(U-18)-Naemat Aulakh beat Saumya Kalra 6-2; Preet Nain beat Jasmine 6-0; Ist round-Boys(U-10)-Snehil Saini beat Zuber Singh 6-2; Anaan beat Gurjosh 6-2; Aneesh beat Mankirat 6-4; Abhijeet beat Parbhaat 6-3; Jaspreet beat Harsh 6-0; Boys (U-12)-Sartaj beat Beeranmol 6-0; Ankush beat Sarabhjot 6-2; Amitoj beat Bhavjot 6-4; Parnav beat Sanchil 6-3; Gurjosh beat Zuber 6-2; Sourav beat Anaan 6-3; Manvir beat Garvit 6-0.



Chandigarh thrash UP in ball badminton
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 29
On the opening day of 37th North Zone Ball Badminton Championship for Men and Women, the Chandigarh team defeated Uttar Pradesh by 29-0 and 29-02, at Panjab University’s ground, here today.

In women category, the local team thrashed Delhi by 29-10 and 29-08. A total of 16 teams are participating in this championship.


Men's-Haryana beat Jammu & Kashmir by 29-01, 29-05; Chandigarh beat Uttar Pradesh by 29-0, 29-02; Haryana beat Himachal Pradesh by 29-14, 29-15; Himachal Pradesh beat Uttarakhand by 29-07, 29-15; Chandigarh beat Delhi by 29-14, 29-10; Punjab beat Delhi by 29-26, 29-18.

Women-Haryana beat Himachal Pradesh by 29-16, 29-04; Chandigarh beat Delhi by 29-10, 29-08; Punjab beat Himachal Pradesh by 29-09, 29-10; Delhi beat Uttarakhand by 29-01, 29-02; Chandigarh beat Uttarakhand by 29-00, 29-02. Team of Chandigarh: Men-Munish Kumar (captain), Saurbh Sharma, Shiv Kumar, Dinkar, Simmerjeet Singh, Deepak Rathi, Aniket, Anmol, Amit Yadav, Amandeep Singh, coach Manoj Kalia. Women-Monu Dhiman (captain), Sakshi, Nitika, Bhavya, Geetanjali, Priya, Chanderlata, Deepika, Rupinder, Sangeeta, Meenakshi, coach Chandarpal.



CII beat UBI in motors meet

Chandigarh, September 30
The cricket team of the CII defeated Union Bank of India (UBI) in the CII-Tata Motors Corporate Cricket Cup, being held, here today. Batting first, the team posted a total of 168 runs in their allotted slot of 20 overs.

Surinder Pal Singh (54 off 46) and Saransh (29 off 23) top the team’s score chart while bowler Ravi took 3 for 16 runs. In reply, the Union Bank of India team failed to achieve the target and bundled out on a mere total of 88 runs. Mohit (24) was the only run scorer for the team. For the CII, Yogesh took 4 wickets.

In another match, the Philips defeated Vodafone by 1 wicket. Batting first, the loosing side scored 120 runs in 20 overs. Inder scored 22 runs, to contribute a lion’s share. Bowler Naveen claimed 3 for 11. In reply, the wining side achieved the victory with Anoop scoring a brilliant 33 off 23. For bowling side, Anil Guleria took 4 for 28.

In the third match, Nectar Lifesciences defeated The Placement Gurus by 4 wickets. The loosing side posted 110 runs in their allotted 20 overs with Amit Soni (32 off 32) helping the team to achieve the target. In reply, the Nectar achieved the target with Satpal scoring unbeaten 36 runs.

In the last match, the Godrej defeated Akzo Nobel by 5 wickets. Batting first, Akzo Nobel scored 150 runs as Sandeep Kumar posted a brilliant 52 off 35. In reply, the wining side achieved the target with 5 wickets in hand. Birinder contributed 42 off 40 while Inderpal scored unbeaten 32 off 29. Bowler, Sandeep took 2 wickets. — TNS



U-19 cricket tourney begins today

Chandigarh, September 30
The 2nd All India Invitational Cricket (U-19) Tournament for Dhruv Pandove Trophy will start from October 1, at various cricket grounds, here. In the opening match, the Vidarbha team will take on Punjab at Dhruv Pandove Stadium, Patiala, while West-Bengal will face Orissa at Cricket Stadium, Sector 16.

Mumbai will cross swords against Kerala at the PCA Stadium, Mohali, and the MPCA will clash with the HPCA at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8.

All the matches will be played on two-day affair and will have a play of 100 overs per day. All the participating teams had an extensive net practice at the PCA Stadium, Mohali, and Dhruv Pandove Stadium, Patiala. The four-day final will be held at the Dhruv Pandove Stadium Patiala from to October 10 to13. — TNS



PU defeat Delhi varsity by 2 goals
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 30
The soccer team of Panjab University defeated Delhi University in their opening campaign of Inter-University North Zone Football Tournament here today. The tournament is being held in Jalandhar.

The winners posted a 2-0 victory over the rivals. In another match, the host team of Lovely Professional University defeated Punjab Technical University in a tiebreaker by 5-4. The Punjabi University, Patiala, overcame Jamia Milia Islamia by 2- 0.



Golf camp from October 6

Chandigarh, September 30
The Academy of Golf, Chandigarh Golf Club, will organise a month-long junior golf camp for children (U-6 to U-18), for members and non-members, at the Golf Club, here. The camp will start from October 6, under the guidance of Manjit Kochar, certified golf teaching professional.

During the training period, all the participants will be taught basic fundamentals of the game including putting, chipping, long and short irons, golf etiquette, basic rules and fun drills.

The interested participants can contact Manjit Kochar (981-555-4788) for seeking further details.



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