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Dera Bassi MC gets class I status
Our Correspondent

Dera Bassi, December 25
The Dera Bassi Municipal Council has got the status of a class I municipal council. This was announced by Chief Parliamentary Secretary NK Sharma during a meeting of the council on Monday.

Regarding this, a notification had been issued by the Secretary, Department of Local Bodies, and the copies of the notification were presented in the meeting.

Before this, Dera Bassi was in the class III category. Now, the administrative power of this municipal council would increase from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 50 lakh and grants for the development purposes will be received according to the class I city.

The meeting of the Municipal Council was presided over by the newly elected president of the council, Baljinder Kaur.

Some important issues were discussed and resolutions were passed for development works during the meeting. Executive officer Varinder Jain and executive officer Rajesh Sharma were present on the occasion.



Ambala City Railway Station
Official discusses problems with train passengers, staff
Our Correspondent

Ambala, December 25
Satish Saini, a member of the Ambala Railway Advisory Committee, visited the Ambala City Railway Station today morning. He discussed the problems with passengers and the staff of the railway station.

Later talking to mediapersons, he said on December 31 he would meet Union Railway Minister Pawan Bansal in Delhi and would brief him about the problems of the Ambala City Railway Station.

Satish said he would demand that Heerakund Express, Ambala-Howrah Mail and Amritsar-Kalka Mail halt at the Ambala City Railway Station as a large number of businessmen come to visit the Ambala City wholesale cloth market from distant places daily. Besides, he would request the minister to launch a train between Ambala and Delhi via Saharanpur.

Satish said the Ambala City Railway Station needed several improvements, including proper toilets for the passengers, arrangements of generator and deployment of the RPF. Several Congress leaders were also present on the occasion.



Shop burgled in Pinjore
Our Correspondent

Kalka, December 25
A hardware shop was burgled in Pinjore on Sunday night. According to information, thieves decamped with articles of more than Rs 1.50 lakh and Rs 6,000 cash by breaking open the back door of the shop.

Arun Garg, owner of the shop, has lodged a complaint with the Pinjore police in this regard.

Arun, in his complaint to the police, said he came to know about the incident on Tuesday morning, as the markets in Pinjore remain closed on Monday.

Arun said when he opened the door of the shop, he found articles scattered.

The police has recovered an iron road and a hammer from the spot and was investigating the case.



150 examined at medical camp
Our Correspondent

Dera Bassi, December 25
The Health Department and the Gurukul College of Education, Ballopur, organised a health awareness and medical check-up camp at Ballopur village yesterday.

Nearly 150 persons were examined during the camp. The people were made aware of the services being rendered by 108 ambulances free of cost.

Dr Gurpreet Singh from an NGO supporting the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) delivered a lecture on tuberculosis.

Women were examined for anaemia by testing hemoglobin on the spot and 30 malaria slides were made.

Dr Daler Singh Multani made the public aware of the free delivery in government hospitals under the Janani-Shishu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK) with free food and medicines.

He informed the people about AIDS, female foeticide, drug addiction and anti-tobacco campaign in the area.



Students educated on water conservation

Dera Bassi, December 25
A month-long water conservation programme, organised by Col VR Mohan DAV Public School, Dera Bassi, concluded here yesterday. It had a bonanza of activities throughout the month. Speeches on water conversation were given by students of various classes everyday in the morning assembly.

To promote the programme of water conservation and to utilise the creativity of the students, poster-making, slogan-writing, house board decorating competitions and skits were performed by the students. Sarita Yadav, principal of the school, educated the students on the importance of water conservation and stressed on the need to preserve water for future generation. — OC



BECC beat Pace Academy

Patiala, December 25
A fine all-round performance by Herin Goyal (23 runs and 2 for 24) helped Black Elephant Cricket Club (BECC) to defeat Pace Academy, Rajpura, by 3 wickets and qualify for the semifinal from pool A. Batting first, the Rajpura team scored 114 for 6 in allotted 35 overs. BECC chased the target with three wickets in hand.


Pace Academy Rajpura- 114 for 6 in 35 overs (Jashandeep 24, William 21 and Jashanpreet 20; Riteshwar 2 for 21, Herin Goyal 2 for 24).

Black Elephant Cricket Club: 117 for 7 in 24.2 overs (Herin 23 Arshdeep 19, Abhisek Singh 16, Sukhchain 4 for 35, Hartik 2 for 40). — TNS



Gang of fraudsters busted
Akash Ghai
Tribune News Service

Mohali, December 25
The local CIA staff claimed to have busted an inter-state gang of fraudsters here today. The police also arrested six miscreants, including three women, of at least 16 members of the gang.

The gang was active in the area and duped people of several lakhs of rupees by selling them fake gold coins and jewellery, claiming that the items were antique and belonged to royalty of Rajasthan.

A jeweller, who runs a shop at Karol Bagh in Delhi, is also said to be part of the gang. He used to make fake coins and jewellery items. In return, he took his share from the gang members.

The arrested accused have been identified as Nathi, wife of Shiv Kumar from Mangolpuri, Delhi, Asha, wife of Krishan Ghaniya from Mangolpuri, Delhi, Kishore, alias Tadu, from Sultanpur, Delhi, Yamuna, wife of Mohan Lal from JJ Colony, Delhi, Lalu, alias Lalia, from Mangolpuri, Delhi and Arjun, a resident of Satnam Vihar, Delhi.

The police has registered a case under Sections 420, 406, 467, 468, 454, 457 and 380 of the IPC against 16 persons in this connection.

The other accused have been identified as Shiv Kumar, Krishan Ghaniya, Hemraj, Moti (wife of Hemraj), Ganga (wife of Arjun), Shankar, Guudi (wife of Shankar), Shanti Devi (wife of Lalu), Radha Devi, Babu Lal, Shambhu Suniyara (the jeweller), etc.

Giving details, SSP GS Bhullar said the gang was not only befooling the people here but was also involved in several thefts in the area.

“Last month, some of their members had befooled Parvin Bhardwaj, a resident of Phase 11, on pretext of selling him antique gold coins and took Rs 8.90 lakh from him. A case was registered against two members of the gang, Babu Ram and Shankar, at the Phase 8 Police Station here. We had also released the sketches of the culprits,” said the SSP.

He said the accused were arrested today by the CIA team, led by inspector Gurcharan Singh, at a naka laid near the Verka Milk Plant at Phase 6 here.

The police had also recovered some fake gold coins and jewellery items from the miscreants. Raids were on to nab other culprits, said SSP Bhullar.



Purse snatched

Chandigarh, December 25
A snatching incident was reported at Sector 44 here yesterday. Two youths riding a scooter sped away after snatching the purse from a woman.

Megha Mahajan, a resident of Sector 44, said the miscreants sped away after snatching the purse near her residence. The scooter was bearing the registration number of Chandigarh. The victim said her purse contained important documents, 2 ATM cards, a pen drive, a sim card and Rs 300. A case has been registered at the Sector 36 Police Station and an inquiry has been initiated. — TNS



4 booked for assault on sub-inspector
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 25
A sub-inspector of Panchkula police was beaten up near Mauli Jagran Complex yesterday. He had gone to arrest one Dhamma, who is wanted in a case of theft at a jewellery shop in Panchkula.

As soon the accused and his associates came to know about the police raid, they started pelting stones on the police party. Meanwhile, the accused thrashed the sub-inspector and managed to escape from the spot .

The Manimajra police has registered a case against Dhamma, Ravi, alias Haddi, Kanesha, Lakhan, Ballu, all residents of Mauli Jagran Complex.



badminton tourney
Dushmant defeats Saurabh
Tribune New Service

Chandigarh, December 25
In the ongoing 22nd Smt Krishna Khaitan All-India Junior Ranking Badminton Championship, Dushmant M of Orrisa defeated Saurabh Kumar of Uttar Pradesh in straight games by 21-13 and 21-14 at the Badminton Hall of Panjab University today. In another match, Shubham Kumar of Haryana defeated Kabir Yadav from Madhya Pradesh by 21-9 and 21-14 while Rahul Shah of Uttar Pradesh overcame Sahil Jaibhagwan of Haryana by 21-13 and 21-10.


Boys (U-17)- Sandeep bt Siddharth ES 21-12, 21-17; Saurav Tomar bt Udhav Sehgal 21-17, 21-8;Tridip Boro bt Paras Bisht by 21-3,21-8; Arjun Sachdeva bt Kiran Kumar G 21-14, 21-13; Gopalakrishna Reddy D bt Yash Yogi 21-9,24-22; Khaja Fazil Ahmed Shaik bt Vaibhav Parikh 20-22,21-17 ,21-13; Vaikunth Bharadwaj bt Siddharth Pratap Singh 21-11,14-21, 21-11; Himanshu Bisht bt Nikhil Reddy M 21-18, 21-13; Aswin Satheeshan SK bt Sahil Lokhande 21-14,21-16; Shubham Kumar bt Mayank Ahuja 14-21 ,21-16, 21-11; Aman Raikwar bt Shivam Sharma 21-12, 21-14; Nilesh Choudhary bt Ankit Kapoor 21-8, 21-11; Mohd Umair Siddiqui bt Abhinav Tyagi 21-8,21-6; Chandrabhushan Tripathi bt Arjun Gupta 21-8,22-20; Sanjay Thakur bt Atharva Joshi 19-21,21-18,21-4; Divyansh Sangwan bt Saswat Satapathy 21-19,21-15; Vaibhav Chauhan bt Sahej Sabharwal 21-18, 21-15; Saneem Riaz bt Shivam Saini 18-21,21-14,21-9; Satish Naidu J bt Tapas Shukla 21-16, 21-17; Yaman Rathore bt Kiran M 19-21,21-19, 19-19; Himanshu Saroha bt Utkarsh Choudhary 21-8 ,21-14; Hardik Makkar bt Ravi Teja S 21-14,21-13; Singh Deepak Patwal bt Vikas Saroha 21-17, 21-19; Prasanjit Shirodkar bt Abhishek Saini 21-13 ,21-18l; Raghunad Sai D bt Tusharindra Lal 21-16 ,17-21, 21-18; Nihar Kelkar bt Harsh Singh 18-21, 21-18 ,21-11; Yash Kumar bt Arunanshu Patra 21-9, 21-11; Sahaj Minhas bt Karthikeyan KB 21-7, 21-3; Ayush Gautam bt Dhruv Rawat 21-14,21-12.

Girls(U-17)- Anshumita Srivastava bt Muskan Rathore 21-19, 21-15; boys doubles (U-17)- Satish Naidu J and Akhileshwar Reddy K bt Viraj Datt and Shubham Kumar 21-8, 21-16; Rohan Parashar and Vikas Saroha bt Nikhil Reddy M and Divyansh Sangwan 22-20, 22-24, 21-17;Arjun Gupta and Saurav Tomar bt Shivoy Kapoor and Udhav Sehgal 21-19, 21-12 ; Nilesh Choudhary and Vinayak Vyas bt Mayank Bisht and Saurava Sharma 21-14 ,21-18; Kartik Jindal and Arjun Sachdeva bt Gul Mohd Daud and Divyansh Rastogi 21-11, 21-11; Pramesh Patidar and Sanjay Thakur bt Vivek Kumar and Chandrapal Yadav 21-16, 21-18; Sandeep and Himanshu Saroha bt Vaikunth Bharadwaj and Siddharth ES 21-18, 21-15; Utkarsh Choudhary and Saif Hidayat Warsi bt Lalit Dahiya and Sahil Jaibhagwan 21-13, 21-23 ,21-15; Harsh Jagdhane and Sahil Lokhande bt Harish Nagoji and Irfan Shaik 21-15,21-19; Abdullah Khan and Harsh Singh bt Dushmant M and Gourav Kumar Sharma 21-12 ,21-18; Mayank Ahuja and Shivam Saini bt Sahaj Minhas and Sahej Sabharwal 21-14, 21-16; Kiran Kumar G and Kiran M bt Aditya Kundal and Satyam Raina 21-13, 21-12; Ayush Gautam and Aman Kumar bt Shivam Khaitan and Arpit Singhmar 21-15, 21-14; Tapas Shukla and Mohd Umair Siddiqui bt Dhanush S and Prasanjit Shirodkar 21-12, 19-21 21-19; Abhishek Saini and Rajat Saini bt Mehul Khandpur and Abhay Purohit 21-8,23-21.



Decks cleared for free diet to players
Deepankar Sharda
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 25
The UT Sports Department, that had conducted a four-day sports wing trials in July this year, has finally got the approval of the Finance Department for providing diet to players under the Sports Wing Diet Scheme today.

The stipulated diet will be provided to the players of 23 schools in the city from the next month. After the trials, the process to provide free diet was expected to start in August but due to an objection by the UT Finance Department new tenders were invited, which delayed the implementation of the scheme.

Under the scheme, every player will get a diet of Rs 30 per day and the UT Sports Department has already directed the respective schools to provide diet under the scheme from January 1."The scheme was expected to start from August 1 to March 1 but now the players will get diet for the period of two months," said KS Bharti, District Sports Officer.

The trials were conducted to fill 380 sports wing seats in 17 disciplines earlier this year.

The players, who attained the top three positions at the state level, inter-school or state-open championships were selected in the trials.The Sports Department provides diet to selected players every year under the Sports Wing Diet Scheme. Players of 17 sports disciplines will be covered under the scheme.



hockey meet
Northern Railway pip city team
Tribune New Service

Chandigarh, December 25
In the ongoing 42nd SN Vohra All-India Gurmit Memorial Hockey Tournament, Chandigarh Hockey Academy went down against Northern Railway by 9-4. The match was held at the hockey stadium of Sector 42 sports complex today. For wining side, Sajjan Singh (3rd minute), Jasjeet(11th minute), K.C(14th minute), Ram Parkash (28th minute), Vivek Dhar (33rd minute), Jasjeet (37th minute), Prem (43rd minute and 53rd minute) and S Basen ( 64th minute) scored goals. For the home side, Mukul (10th minute and 46th minute), Raminder (25th minute) and Kanwaljeet (54th minute) contributed with goals.

In the second match of the day, PSEB defeated Western Railway by 4-3. For PSEB Balwinder Singh scored in the 8th minute through a penalty corner and the team soon doubled the lead when Amandeep Singh dcored a goal in the 12th minute. On other hand, Western Railway reduced the margin to 2-1 after an own-goal by the defender of PSEB in the 24th minute but soon PSEB maintained the two goal lead with Balwinder Singh scoring in the 26th minute. For Western Railway, Ishad Maiza scored the second goal in the 37th minute while Sandeep scored the third goal in the 59th minute.

In the last match, Surjit Hockey Academy defeated CISF by 7-0. Harjeet Singh, and Baljinder Singh scored a goal each while Tarwinder Singh scored three goals. Ajeet Pandit sealed ensured victory after scoring two goals in a row.



Millennium School holds athletics meet

Chandigarh, December 25
The four-day long annual athletics meet of Millennium School, Mohali, started at the Sports Complex, Sector 7, today. The meet started with a march past by the students, which was followed by a torch relay. Later, events like long jump, shot put, triple jump and discus throw were organised. Taranjot, Raghav Jaitely and Harrohit bagged first prize in the long jump event while in the 800 Mt race Tanvi, Angad Singh, Yunji and Abhishek Thakur grabbed the first prize in different age groups.


Long jump- boys (U-9)-Taranjot; boys (U-10)-Raghav Jaitley; boys ( U-11)- Harrohit.

800 Mt race- girls (U-12) -Tanvi; boys(U-13)- Angad Singh; girls (U-13)-Yunji; boys (U-14)- Abhishek Thakur.

Shot put-boys (U-15) -Hirday Partap. — TNS



Punjab Panthers thrash Rajasthan Riders
Tribune New Service

Panchkula, December 25
The cricket team of Punjab Panthers won the Cricket Premier League (CPL) after drubbing Rajasthan Riders by 47 runs in the final played at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium today.

After winning the toss , the loosing side put the rivals to bat first and Punjab Panthers posted 135 runs in 12 overs. Mohinder Kaila, the man of the match, remained unbeaten on a 78 off 39 with 9 fours and two sixes and he was ably supported by Harry Ahluwalia , who contributed unbeaten 36. In reply, skipper Amit Verma of Rajasthan Riders made 33 off 44, studded with 4 boundaries and 3 sixes.

Earlier, Punjab Panthers defeated Haryana Hawks by 10 runs while Rajasthan Riders trounced Mumbai Superstars by 22 runs. 



Golf camp from Dec 30
Tribune New Service

Chandigarh, December 25
Academy of Golf and Chandigarh Golf Club will organise a 10-day junior golf camp for children between 6 to 8 years age group from December 30. The camp will be conducted by Manjit Kochar, a certified golf teaching professional. During the training period, all participants will be told about the basic fundamentals of the game. The interested participants can contact Manjit Kochar (981-555-4788) for registration.



Handball players bring laurels to city
Tribune New Service

Chandigarh, December 25
Bringing laurels, three local handball players represented the City Beautiful in international handball tournaments recently. Gagandeep Kaur, Kiran and Pooja, players of Coaching Centre, Sector 42, participated in the senior and junior categories of the international events.

Gagandeep, who is pursuing studying at Dev Samaj College, Sector 45, has played for the country in the recently held 14th Senior Asian Championship, which held from December 12 to 17 at Jakarta while Kiran and Pooja, both students of Dev Samaj School, Sector 21, played in the International Handball Junior's Trophy at Nepal from December 12 to 21. Iqbal Singh is training the players . "The players had undergone precise training sessions before getting selected to the main team. The coaching centre is producing the best players for the nation," said Iqbal.



11-yr-old Adil to play in Scotland

Chandigarh, December 25
11-year-old golfer Adil Bedi, a class VI student of Vivek High School, secured a place in the European Championship, to be held in Scotland in May next year.

He is currently holding the second rank in albatros all-India merit list. — TNS



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