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CM to lay stone of bus stand today
Our Correspondent

Fatehgarh Sahib, October 2
Residents of Bassi Pathana are looking forward to the visit of the Chief Minister on Wednesday.

Rajesh Pal Singh Lalli, a senior SAD leader, said he would urge the Chief Minister to direct the officials concerned to start all the projects, which he had announced and sanctioned during his sangat darshan programme earlier.

Meanwhile, the District Administration is busy in making arrangements for the visit of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal. The Chief Minister is visiting the town to lay the foundation stone of a new bus stand being constructed by the PRTC.

Justice (retd) Nirmal Singh, MLA, said the land for the bus stand has been already provided by the Municipal Council and the bus stand would be constructed at the cost of Rs four crore. He said the PRTC would complete the bus stand within 10 months.



Man electrocuted
Our Correspondent

Dera Bassi, October 2
One person died after he was electrocuted at Industrial Focal Point in Mubarikpur recently.

The deceased was identified Priya Swami (35), son of Anna Moto, hailing from Chennai.

The victim was residing in quarters at the focal point with his family.

He had come in contact with naked electricity cables. He was rushed to the Civil Hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.

The body was handed over to his relatives after conducting post-mortem.

A case under Section 174 of the CrPC has been registered.



Fatehgarh Sahib voter lists being revised
Our Correspondent

Fatehgarh Sahib, October 2
As per the directions of the Election Commission of India, revision in voter lists have started in all three assembly constituencies in the district.

The work has started in 54 Bassi Pathana (R) and 55 Fatehgarh Sahib constituenies. The work has also started in 56 Amloh constituency.

Yashveer Mahajan, Deputy Commissioner, handed over a set of draft photo voter lists to the representatives of political parties and urged them to create awareness about the process.

He said any change, addition and alteration in the voter lists could be done till October 31.

All claims would be settled by December 1, saidDeputy Commissioner. By January 5, 2013, the final voter lists would be printed, added the Deputy Commissioner.

He said for more details people can log on to the website: punjabceopunjab.nic.in.



Viral fever cases up at Kalka
Our Correspondent

Kalka, October 2
A visit to various government and private hospitals revealed that the number of patients suffering from viral fever has increased in the recent week in Kalka, Pinjore, and its vicinity area.

Dr Sushma Rana, a private practitioner, said many patients with severe viral fever, including dengue, malaria and even of typhoid, are coming for treatment. She suggests people to drink boiled water and other hygienic liquids to avoid such ailments.

Official sources of Kalka Community Health Centre (CHC) said maximum numbers of patients who are suffering from viral fever are from rural area. The health department has taken a serious note of the above said ailments, added the sources.



High Court rap for Admn
Says UT is wasting court’s time by filing petitions indiscriminately
Saurabh Malik
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 2
The Chandigarh Administration has been reprimanded again by the Punjab and Haryana High Court for wasting the court’s time by filing petitions indiscriminately in contravention of the litigation policy.

The rap on the knuckles came on a petition filed by the Chandigarh Administration and other petitioners against the Central Administrative Tribunal’s Chandigarh Bench and another respondent Subina Syal.

The national litigation policy aims at minimising government litigations, as the state is believed to be the biggest litigant. Once in place, the litigation policy is expected to reduce the pendency of cases from 15 years to three years.

In its petition placed before the Bench of Justice Satish Kumar Mittal and Justice Inderjit Singh, the Administration and its officers have filed a writ petition challenging the order dated April 24, 2012, and subsequent orders by the Central Administrative Tribunal.

In the case, Syal, who worked as a contractual lecturer, was relieved from duty on March 31, 2010, on the expiry of the term of her appointment. She filed an application before the tribunal for issuing directions to the administration not to replace her by another contractual employee. Directions were also sought to permit her to work as a contractual employee till the regular appointment was made.

The tribunal, among other directions, issued directions for enabling Syal to join duty.

Against the order, the administration filed an appeal, which was dismissed on July 31, 2012.

During the course of arguments, the counsel for the UT Administration argued that after Syal was relieved from duty, the Chandigarh Administration started the process of appointment on the post of contractual lecturers again on a contract basis; and in that process respondent Syal also applied.

“It has been conceded before us that in the process Syal has been selected and appointed as lecturer on a contract basis. At present she is working on a contractual basis… It is further the undisputed fact that in view of Vandana Jain's case, the Chandigarh Administration is retaining all the contractual employees till they are replaced by regular appointees.

“In spite of the fact, the Chandigarh Administration is filing the petition indiscriminately in contravention of the litigation policy and unnecessarily consuming the time of the court. Thus, keeping in view the fact that Syal has been engaged on a contractual basis and she is still working, we do not find any ground to interfere in the impugned orders… No merits”, the Bench ruled, while dismissing the plea.



5 acquitted in highway robbery case

Panchkula, October 2
Five persons who were involved in a Panchkula robbery case were acquitted by the court. Two of them have been acquitted in the cases at Chandigarh, too.

Interestingly, Savita, who was praised by the Haryana Police for raising an alarm during the robbery also failed to identify them in the court. All victims, who were held hostage, failed to identify the persons saying that as it was dark, they could not identify the accused.

The persons who were acquitted by the court have been identified as Jaipal, Rajeev, Chandprakash, Ramandeep and Bhupender Singh. Jaipal is the son of a Punjab Police inspector. Some of them were also acquitted in the SBI robbery case that took place in Sector 20 three years ago. — TNS



2 arrested in Sector 45 eve-teasing case
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 2
A day after the students of Dev Samaj College for Girls, Sector 45, complained of eve-teasing, the police registered two cases today.

The police arrested Anuj, who is a resident of Sector 45-A, Chandigarh, for teasing a girl near the bus stop of Sector 45. He was arrested and later released on bail. The police also arrested Ram Parkash, a resident of colony number 5, for teasing and threatening a girl in Sector 45 here.



Two booked for duping trader of Rs 45 lakh
Our Correspondent

Mohali, October 2
The police has booked two local traders on the charges of duping a Kharar-based businessman of Rs 45 lakh.

A Kharar-based businessman, identified as Joginder Kumar Jain, complained to the police that two traders, identified as Anil Taneja and Manjit Singh, had taken Rs 45 lakh from him under an agreement of supplying cloth to him for the summer season.

“I had made a payment of Rs 45 lakh to the duo last year, but they did not supply me any material under the agreement,” alleged Jain in his complaint, which was made on February 22 this year.

An inquiry was conducted by the Superintendent of Police (City-1) in this connection.

The police has registered a case under Sections 406, 420 and 120B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against Taneja and Manjit Singh at the Phase I police station, Mohali. Both accused are at large, said the police.

1 booked in cheating case

In another incident, local police has registered a case of cheating against Deepak Arora, an owner of Jet Immigration and Jet Finances.

Arora has been booked on the complaint of Rajnish Kumar, a resident of Phase V, Mohali. Arora said he had taken a sum of Rs 40,000 as loan from the accused after depositing gold as security. “I had given gold weighing 115.785 miligram to Arora and taken a loan of Rs 40,000 from him. Despite repaying the loan amount last year, he did not return my gold jewellery,” alleged Rajnish Kumar.

The complainant approached the police in August last year regarding the case. But it took over 14 months for the police to register a case against Arora. It was also found that Arora has been registered in about 50 cases of immigration fraud.

On the complaint of Rajnish, the police has registered a case under Sections 406 and 420 of the IPC against Deepak Arora at the Phase I police station.



Cricket Tournament
Punjab beat Vidarbha by innings
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 2
Punjab has defeated Vidarbha by an innings in the ongoing 2nd All India Invitation Cricket (u-19) Tournament today. Resuming from their overnight score of 149 for 4 Punjab closed its inning on 286 in 76.3 overs with108-run lead.

Rohan Marwaha was trapped in front by J Acharya for 88 off 148 that included 13 fours and a six. Earlier, Rohan and Mohit piled up 126 runs for the fifth wicket. Mohit Handa scored 77.

Later, Karan Kaila and Vinay Chaudhary manged a partnership of 60 runs for the 8th wicket before Vinay was caught by T Kadu for 32 off 56.

Karan remained unbeaten on 41 off 67, which included five boundaries. For bowling side, Shubham Kapse claimed 3 for 50 while Mayank Gupta took 2 
for 47.

Trailing by 108-runs, Vidarbha opened with Sachin Kataria and Kushal Kakad.The duo compiled 36 runs for the first wicket before Kushal was caught and bowled by Vinay Chaudhary for 23. Thereafter, Vidarbha failed to face the bowling of Vinay and Karan Kaila and was bundled out for 77 in 27.2 overs.

Vinay, who had claimed six wickets in the first innings, took 5 for 24 while Karan Kaila also grabbed a five-wicket haul.


Vidarbha (first innings)- 178 all out in 56.4 overs (Sachin Kataria 30, Mayank Gupta 31, Narinder Ingle 32, Jitesh Sharma 26;Karan Kaila 2 for 32 and Vinay Chaudhary 6 for 74).

Punjab (first innings)- 286 all out in 76.3 overs (Rohan Marwaha 88, Mohit Handa 77, Karan Kaila 41 not out, Vinay Chaudhary 32; Shubham Kapse 3 for 50 and Mayank Gupta 2 for 47).

Vidarbha (second Innings)- 77 all out in 27.2 overs (Kushal Kaked 23, Akshay Wadkar 15, Sachin Kataria 13; Vinay Chaudhary 5 for 24 and Karan Kaila 5 for 28).

West Bengal outplay Odisha

In the second match, played at the cricket stadium of Sector 16, West Bengal outplayed Odisha. The wining side posted 269 in 79.2 overs.

Amir Gani and Kaushik Mondal delivered a 148-run stand for the 7th wicket to take their team's total to 234 for 7 before Kaushik was trapped in front by Suman Mohanty for 69 off 123 balls, inclusive of 10 boundaries.

Amir was later caught by Siddharth Sinha off Suman Mohanty for 92. For bowling side, Ankit Yadav claimed 5 for 50 and Suman Mohanty took 2 for 63.

In reply, Odisha scored only 3 runs before the match was closed with the consent of both the captains.


Odisha ( first innings)- 196 all out in 78.3 overs (Arya Bhatt 43, Suvendu Samal 24, Ankit Yadav 23; Suman Devnath 4 for 69 and Alok Partap Singh 3 for 33)

West Bengal (first inning)- 269 all out in 79.2 overs (Ankit Kesari 38, Amir Ghani 92, Kaushik Mondal 69, Pritam Chakarworty22; Ankit Yadav 5 for 50 and Suman Mohanty 2 for 63).

Odisha ( second Innings)- 3 for no loss in 16 overs.

MPCA thrash HPCA

In another match, played at DAV School, Sector 8, the MPCA (Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association) earned full points after defeating the HPCA (Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association). Chasing MPCA's first inning total of 296, the HPCA team was bowled out for 108 in 45 overs.

The MPCA enforced the follow on and in their second inning the HPCA could manage to score only 100 for 4 in 47 overs. For the MPCA, S Kulpreet claimed 4 for 29 while H Mahir took 3 for 8.


MPCA (first innings)- 296 for 9 in 100 overs (A Tiwari 83 and B Abhishek 86 not out; J Pankaj 4 for 55 , B Akash 3 for 50).

HPCA(first inning)- 108 all out in 45 overs (D Ankush 33, K Nakulraj 18, K Ankit 17; SKulpreet 4 for 29 and H Maheer 3 for 8).

HPCA ( second Innings)- 100 for 4 in 47 overs (D Ankush 44 and K Prayanshu 33; S Kulpreet 3 for 20 and K Avesh 1 for 13).



Chandigarh lift north zone ball badminton trophy

Chandigarh, October 2
Chandigarh ball badminton team lifted the ball badminton trophy in both men’s and women’s category during the 37th North Zone Ball Badminton Championship for Men and Women here today.

In the final of the men’s group, Chandigarh overcame Punjab by 26-29, 29-21, 29-26 In the finals of women’s category, the host team routed Punjab by 29-11, 29-21.-- TNS



Mumbai restrict Kerala to 143 in first innings
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 2
Mumbai created troubles for Kerala in the ongoing 2nd All India Invitation Cricket (u-19) Tournament here today. Resuming from 33 for 1, Kerala could score only 143 in 51.5 overs with Fabid Farooq (34) and Bishnu Babu (25) remaining the top scorers . Vaibhav Mali was the pick of the day and snapped 4 for 22 while Akash Luthra claimed 2 for 23.

Mumbai with the lead of 134 runs enforced follow on and Kerala could score only 319-runs with Vishnu Vinod playing an unbeaten knock of 122.

Score: Mumbai (first innings) - 277 all out in 91.4 overs (Akhil Harwadekar 46, and Sarfraz Khan unbeaten 104; Godson Loui 3 for 53, Vishnu Babu 2 for 45 Midhun PK 2 for 43 and Shivraj S 2 for 53).

Kerala (first innings)- 143 all out in 51.5 overs(Vishnu Vinod 21, Ajay Kumar 24, Fabid Farooq Khan 34, Vishnu Babu 25; Vikas Singh 3 for 37, Aakash Luthra 2 for 23 and Vaibhav Mali 4 for 22).

Kerala (second Innings)- 319 runs for 6 in 56 overs (Vishnu Vinod 122 , Ajay Kumar 21, Sanju Viswanada 1 for 43; Jay Bista 4 for 27).



Trials for kho-kho meet on October 5
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 2
The Chandigarh Kho-Kho Association will conduct trials to select the probable for the Junior National Kho-Kho Championship for Boys and Girls.

The trials will be held at Guru Gobind Singh Public School, Sector 35, on October 5.

The final selected team will represent the city in the upcoming national championship, which will be held in Gurgaon from October 27 to 31.

For further inquires, interested participants can contact Surinder Singh Bhandari on 9814630280.



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