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ASI killed in accident

Ropar: An assistant sub-inspector was killed in a road accident last night. The deceased was identified as Taljinder Singh (52). He was posted at Morinda. Taljinder was going towards Kurali when his Indica car collided with a Himachal Roadways bus near Charheri village.



Police remand for Moga DTO, 3 others
Our Correspondent

The accused DTO at the district courts in Mohali on Friday.
The accused DTO at the district courts in Mohali on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Mohali, April 12
The Moga District Transport Officer (DTO) and three others were today produced in a local court which remanded them in police custody till April 15.
Moga DTO Gurtej Singh was caught accepting a bribe of Rs 16,000 from a transporter. His driver Surjit Singh, gunmen Didar Singh and Kuldeep Singh were also arrested. All the four were arrested from the district administrative complex, Moga, yesterday. Avtar Singh of Punjab-Gujarat Roadlines had alleged that the DTO had been harassing him as his trucks passed through the district on the way to Gujarat.

2 held with 60 kg of poppy husk

The police has arrested two persons and recovered 60 kg of poppy husk from them.

SSP Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said the CIA staff arrested Gurmej Singh (40), a truck driver, and Gurvinder Singh (29), owner of the truck. The vehicle was also impounded.

The police said a naka was set up near Sante Majra and the truck which was coming from Landran and going towards Kharar was stopped. The accused had kept the contraband in sacks. The police said the two suspects used to purchase poppy husk from Mangalwara on the Chittorgarh-Udaipur road in Rajasthan and sold it Punjab. A case under Sections 15, 61 and 85 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act has been registered.



High Court wants UT to set up another vegetable market
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 12
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the Adviser to the UT Administrator to immediately convene a meeting for considering the feasibility of setting up another vegetable market in the city.

The Division Bench of Justice Surya Kant and Justice Ajay Tewari also directed the Chandigarh Administration and the chairman of the market committee to look into the mess existing in the Sector-26 grain market.

The presence of illegal handcart vendors and unauthorised parking in the area causes traffic jams.

The Bench verbally observed in the open courtroom that inspector raj was required to be abolished and it was essential to bring about transparency in permitting vegetable hawkers in Sector 26.

The Bench also verbally questioned why markets were not being set up in other sectors as there was a total market mafia in Sector 26? Referring to the traffic scenario, the court questioned why people from sectors such as 45 were made to go to the Sector-26 market?"

In an apparent attempt to satisfy the court, Chandigarh's senior standing counsel Sanjay Kaushal claimed that there was a proposal to set up a vegetable market in Sector 39. He added that the policy on vendors/ hawkers was being debated in Parliament and the Chandigarh Administration was waiting for it to be finalised.

Appearing before the Bench, another advocate-cum-amicus curiae Divya Sharma insisted that the Sector-26 market was in a bad shape. It was tough to walk through the place also because of handcart and other vendors. She said the market committee was illegally allowing handcart vendors. If vendors are regularised, the market committee's business will stop, she added. The case will now come up for further hearing on May 24. 



Fraudster woman sent to police remand

Mohali, April 12
A Ludhiana-based woman, who was arrested on the charge of fraudulently selling a plot of an NRI woman, was produced in a local court today which remanded her in police custody till April 15. Neelam had allegedly sold an 8 marla plot in Sector 68, posing as its owner, Paramjit Kaur. A case of cheating has been registered against the suspect. Paramjit Kaur returned to India after 12 years and approached the GMADA authorities.



2 eve-teasing cases in city
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 12
Crime against women is on the rise with the UT police registering two separate cases of eve-teasing and assault on women today.
In the first case, a girl staying as a paying guest in the city reported to the police that three persons identified as Harjot Singh, Nikesh Raj and Gurpreet Singh, residents of Sector 15, eve-teased her at a park in Sector 15. She said she was returning home from market when the youths misbehaved with her.

All the accused have been arrested and a case has been registered at the Sector 11 police station.

In another case, a girl who is preparing for civil service exams reported to the police that Vijay Garg, a resident of Sector 40, Chandigarh, passed nasty comments on her and when she objected, he assaulted her. A case has been registered.



Two cases of cheating reported
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 12
The UT police registered two separate cases of cheating today.
In the first case, JP Yadav of Corporate Office, Sector 9, reported to the police that Ram Kumar Garg, a resident of Sector 33, took loan of Rs 8.5 crore from Corporate Office, SCO No. 12-13, Sector 9, Chandigarh, on fake documents. A Case under Section 420 of the IPC has been registered.

In another case, Manohar Singh, a resident of Indira Colony, Mani Majra alleged that an unidentified person had cheated him of Rs 20,000 at PNB Bank, Sector17, Chandigarh, on April 11, 2013. A case has been registered.



Satluj Stunners win cricket tourney 
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 12
The Satluj Stunners Cricket Academy has won the U-15 Generation Next Cup Cricket Tournament held at Government Senior Secondary School, Bijwara, Hoshiarpur, by beating Super Cricket Academy, Hoshiarpur.

In the final match held today, the Super Cricket Academy won the toss and elected to bat first. They scored 130 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in allotted 25 overs.

While chasing the target, Satluj Stunners Cricket Academy achieved the target in 18.5 overs, scoring 131 runs for the loss of 2 wickets.

Abhishek Bahmani scored 63 runs and remained not out. He was ably supported by Saurav Kumar.

Brief score:

Super Cricket Academy- 130/9 in 25 overs. Shubham-25, Mayank-23, Dinesh-21, Kamaljit Singh-2/16, Shubham Sheokand - 2/14, Nehal Pajni - 2/24.

Satluj Stunners Cricket Academy- 131/2 in 18.5 overs Abhishek- 63 not out, Saurav Kumar- 50, Tanveer - 1/19, Mayank - 1/31.


Man of the match: Abhishek Bahmani

Best batsman: Saurav Kumar (210 runs in four matches)

Best bowler: Shubham Sheokand (8 wickets in four matches)

Best all-rounder: Abhishek Bahmani (240 runs, 5 wickets in four matches)

Best wicket keeper/batsman: Shravan Sharma

Upcoming player: Aryan Verma, Sahil Vashisht, Sukhrajveer Gill



City lad finishes second in PGTI Players Championship

Chandigarh, April 12
Gurbaaz Mann of Chandigarh finished runners-up at the PGTI Players Championship at the Classic Golf Resort in Mewat, Haryana, on Friday.

Rashid came up with a score of 39 points in the final round to take his total score to 159 points. He was the runners-up with a total score of 157 points.

Gurbaaz Mann (41-44-37-35), the overnight leader, slipped to second position after he fired a 35 on Friday. His final round featured an eagle, a birdie and four bogeys. After dropping four bogeys on the first 13 holes, Mann pulled it back a bit with an eagle on the 14th and a birdie on the 18th. On the par-5 14th, he found the green in two shots and subsequently sank a 10-footer for eagle.

Mann said, “My hitting was phenomenal through the week but my putter went cold in the last two rounds. I missed about 20 putts for birdie and par on the last two days. However, I have a lot of positives to take from this event. I stayed disciplined in my game all throughout the week and this has been my best result in the PGTI so far.”

Rashid Khan of Delhi won the tournament. He made a steady start with six pars and then produced a fabulous chip-in from 15 yards for birdie on the seventh. —TNS



Lawn tennis tournament from April 15
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, April 12
Manav Mangal School, Panchkula, and the Ideal Tennis Academy are jointly organising a lawn tennis tournament from April 15 to April 20 at Manav Mangal School, Sector 11, Panchkula

The Tournament will be held for the singles category of boys and girls (U-14). The response for the qualifying sign-in was very high. As many as 92 Players have been signed-in for the event. Tomorrow qualifying first round matches will start at 8 am at manav mangal school. 



Golf club panel disqualifies Kulbir Brar’s nomination
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 12
The standing committee of Chandigarh Golf Club has disqualified Kulbir Singh Brar’s nomination on technical ground. His name was among the 21 eligible candidates contesting for the 11 management committee seats.

His name has been disqualified on the pretext that he was a qualified professional coach and as per the club’s constitution, one who turns professional cannot contest in the elections. 



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