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Dera bassi Vendors a harried lot
Municipal Council yet to rehabilitate hundreds of rehriwalas
Our Correspondent

Dera Bassi, October 12
Hundreds of vendors are unable to carry out their day-to-day business ever since the Municipal Council has removed them from their earlier place.

Even those who have got a place are facing harassment as the land given to them is a disputed one.

Four days ago, the council removed rehris and shops from the rear side of the bus stand here to clean the area. Although the council had provided a place near the fire brigade office to some rehriwalas and fruit, vegetable sellers, many are yet to get one.

The rehriwalas have recently assembled in the Municipal Council office and demanded for a proper place for to carry on their work. They also stage a protest against the Municipal Council.

On the other hand, some residents of the city are protesting against using of the land near the fire brigade office. They have also filed an application with the executive officer in this regard. The land is said to be a part of panchyat land of Madhopur village and some residents had filed a case in the court for getting ownership right. The court had issued a status quo order till the further orders.

Dr Sher Singh, a resident, said he got a 2 bigha and 19 biswa land on lease for 99 years in 1970. Later, a truck union in Dera Bassi took the land on rent for some years. After 1999 he started his dispensary there. Then later, the Municipal Council occupied the land forcibly and he filed a case of possession in the civil court, which is still pending. He demanded that the status quo should be maintained on the land till the further court orders.

Meanwhile, Executive Officer Varinder Jain said he does not know about the status of land where vegetable and fruit sellers were shifted.

Vice-president of Municipal Council Harjinder Singh Rangi said rehris and shops of vegetables and fruit sellers were removed from the place of Ramleela ground and bus stand for the purpose of cleaning the area. He assured that all sellers would soon get proper place to run their work.



6 drug peddlers held
Our Correspondent

Fatehgarh Sahib, October 12
The district police has arrested six drug peddlers during checking at different places and seized 970 gm of narcotics powder, 1,000 intoxicant tablets, capsules, smack and bottles of illegal whisky from their possession.

Sanghol police arrested Kamaljit Singh and seized 150 gm narcotic powder from him. Bassi Pathana police arrested Ramesh Kumar, alias Meshi, a resident of Bassi Pathana, under Gambling Act. The CIA staff Sirhind arrested Makhan Singh at a naka at Talania village and seized 300 gm of narcotic powder, capsules and 1,000 intoxicant tablets from him. He admitted that he along with his uncle runs a drug store at Bahadurgarh village from where he used to supply intoxicants to agents in rural areas. Amloh police arrested Narinder Singh and seized smuggled whisky bottles meant for sale in Chandigarh. Similarly, police arrested Gagandeep Singh, alias Gagan, a resident of Mandi Gobindgarh. The police seized 25 gm of smack and 260 gm of narcotic powder from his possession. Mandi Gobindgarh police arrested Shivam Sharma, a resident of Kurukshetra. The police team seized 25 gm of smack and 260 gm of narcotic powder from him.

The accused were sent to judicial custody for 14 days.



26-year-old woman commits suicide
Our Correspondent

Zirakpur, October 12
A married woman has reportedly committed suicide by consuming poison last night.

She was identified as 26-year-old Amandeep Kaur, wife of Dharmveer Singh, a resident of Peermachala village. The police said the woman, who was married for nearly six months, was upset due to some reasons. After she had consumed poison she was admitted to Civil Hospital, Sector 2, in Panchkula.

The police had arrested Dharmveer Singh and registered a case against him.



DC bans sale of crackers in residential area
Our Correspondent

Fatehgarh Sahib, Oct 12
Keeping in view the ensuing festival season, Yashvir Mahajan, district magistrate-cum-deputy commissioner, today banned sale and storage of crackers without valid licence.

Licences and permission are to be obtained from respective SDMs in the district.

The district magistrate has issued an order u/s 144 by which SDMs have been directed to issue minimum licences. They have been ordered to ensure the implementation of Explosive Act 1984.

He has banned the permission of storage and sale of crackers in crowded and residential areas.



Punjab score 277
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 12
The four-day final of second All India U-19 Invitation Tournament for Dhruv Pandove Trophy reached an interesting stage with Punjab scoring 277 for 5 in 104 overs at the end of third day's play.

Punjab was still trailing by 168 runs on the first innings with 5 wickets in hand. Resuming at overnight 25 for no loss, Punjab openers Jaskaran Singh and Rohan Marwaha posted a 111-run first wicket stand in 32.5 overs before Rohan Marwaha was caught by A Singh off Kulpreet Singh for a well compiled 57 runs off 93 balls studded with four boundaries and two sixes. Punjab then lost three quick wickets to be reduced to 137 for 4 in 55 overs. Jaskaran Singh was the first to go being caught by A Bhandari off Kulpreet Singh for 59 off 139 balls, including of 7 boundaries and one six. Bhupinder Singh (10) and Karan Kaila (3) perished without much resistance. Simranpreet Singh and Maninder Singh then got together to stitch a 98 runs partnership for the 5th wicket before Simranpreet Singh was brilliantly run out for Mihir Hirwani for 57 off 134 balls, including 7 boundaries. Maninder Singh then found an able partner in Mohit Handa. Maninder Singh went on to hit an unbeaten 70 off 155 balls, including 10 boundaries, while wicket keeper Mohit Handa was unbeaten with 12 runs off 36 balls, including a boundary.

Punjab has got depth in their batting still they have a big battle on hand. For Madhya Pradesh, Kulpreet Singh 3 for 80 was the most successful bowler.

Brief scores

MPCA: All out in 171.4 overs, Mukul Raghav 36, Atul Tiwari 27, Shubham Sharma 64, Ashutosh Singh 84, Anuj Kumar 76, Aditya Srivastav 10;Amritpal Singh 5 for 121, Abhilash Sharma 1 for 86, Vinay Chaudhary 3 for 98. Punjab: 277 for 5 in 104 overs. Jaskaran 59, Rohan Marwaha 57, Simranpreet Singh 57, Maninder Singh 70 not out Kulpreet Singh 3 for 80. 



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