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3 youths die in accident
Tribune News Service

Ambala, June 1
Three youths died late last night when they were returning from a birthday celebration. The three were identified as Prabhjot (18) of Boh village, Ravinder (21) of Palladar mohalla, Ambala Cantt and Pankaj (18) of Housing Board, Ambala Cantt.

They were driving a motorcycle and were found lying in a pool of blood on the road near Tandola turn in Ambala Cantt early this morning. According to their friends, it was Pankaj’s birthday yesterday. Dikshit and Sona, who had also accompanied them, left the venue, USA Garden restaurant on Ambala-Naringarh road, together. Prabhjot, Ravinder and Pankaj were driving on one bike and took another route after a while. It was only in the morning that their friends learnt about the incident.

The accident is believed to have occurred at about 1 am and they supposedly died on the spot. The bodies were, however, spotted only in the morning by a passer by. The youth were driving without helmets. The police could not ascertain the reason of the accident. They suspect that they might have hit against a tree and fallen.

The parents of the deceased have, however, expressed doubt and suspect foul play.



Woman commits suicide, 5 held
Tribune News Service

Kharar, June 1
Rajni Devi (28), a resident of ward number 15, committed suicide today morning by consuming poisonous substance.

Rajni was married to Pawan Kumar, running a kiryana shop on the Arya College road since 2000. Ater marriage she was renamed as Geetanjali. She was the fourth daughter amidst seven. The couple was blessed with a girl (5) and boy (7). She was rushed to Kharar civil hospital from where she was referred to PGI Chandigarh.

She was declared brought dead when she reached PGI. Her father, Dharampal, a resident of village Teera alleged that Rajni's in-laws had been harassing her for dowry from day one of marriage. The family members of Rajni alleged that Pawan and his family members were harassing Rajni over pretext of demanding dowry. Rajni was upset over frequent quarrels taking place in their family due to dowry, he alleged. Many a times she had left her husband's home, but was sent back after reaching a compromise.

Police has registered a case in this connection against the husband, mother-in-law and three sisters-in-law of the deceased. The police was investigating the matter.

Her husband Pawan, mother Bimla Devi and sisters-in-law Samta, Ramta and Senana have been booked. No one has been arrested so far. 



Cricket Fed Cup
Punjab, Haryana declared joint winners
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, June 1
Punjab and Haryana were declared joint winners as rain played a spoilsport in the final of the all India u-17 National Federation Cup cricket tournament at the Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium here yesterday.

Prize money of Rs 16,100 was divided between the two teams and the trophy would be kept for the first six months by Punjab while Haryana team will retain it for the next six months.

Batting first, Punjab made 169 for 7 in 25 overs. Haryana were struggling at 56 for 4 in the 8th over when the rain forced to stop the match. The organising committee declared Haryana and Punjab joint winners.

The chief guest Haryana sports and tourism minister Kiran Chaudhary gave the prizes to the winners. Chandigarh Olympic Association president Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi presided over the function. The tournament was organised by Cricket Federation of India.

Brief score

Punjab: 169 for 7 in 25 overs (Pardeep Gill 41, Charanamrit 39, Pardeep Gill Jr 31, Harpreet Mander 34, Harmanpreet Singh 12 n o, Vikram Vir Singh 10 n o, Ashok Kumar 2 for 9, Mohit Garg 2 for 27, Rupinder Saini 1 for 25, Pranav Nanda 1 for 16).

Haryana: 56 for 4 in 7.5 overs (Suman Kumar 12, Pranav Nanda 19, Ruplinder Saini 10, Ishan Ali 3 for 27, Gursahib Singh 1 for 26). 



Bhavan boys beat Stadium team
Kuljinder’s effort fails to bear fruit
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 1
The effort of Kuljinder (59) could not bear fruit for Sector 16 Cricket Stadium Academy which lost to Bhavan Vidalaya, Panchkula, by 26 runs in the Chandigarh inter-academy under-15 cricket tournament for Mount Shivalik Trophy organised by Desh Prem Azad Cricket Academy at the ground of St Stephen's School here today.

With his 72-run partnership with Rahul, Kuljinder virtually waged a battle against Bhavan’s team. The target was 188 but the Sector 16 Stadium team was wrapped up on 161 in 29 overs.

Earlier, Bhavan Vidalaya won the toss and elected to bat first. The team got out at 187 in 32 overs. The team lost first three wickets only on two runs, but Shivdeep (47) and Naman Prashar (43) sailed the ship to respectable total with their 111-run partnership for the fourth wicket.

Aditya Guleria and Shubham Arora contributed 31 and 19 runs, respectively. Kanwar and Sandeep claimed three wickets each, conceding 19 and 34 runs, respectively.

Chasing the target, Stadium team was tottering at 80 for 7 at one stage. Though Kuljinder put up a good show, the team lost by 26 runs.

Saurav was another notable batsman with 24 runs.

Rishav Sharma (3 for 24), Kunal Grover (2 for 31) and Abhinav (2 for 36) were the main wicket-takers for Bhavan.

Brief score:

Bhavan Vidalaya: 187 all out in 32 overs (Shivdeep 47, Naman Prashar 43, Aditya Guleria 31, Shubham Arora 19, Kanwar 3 for 19, Sandeep 3 for 34, Megha Pandey 1 for 21).

Sector 16 Stadium Academy: 161 all out in 29 overs (Kuljinder 59, Saurav 24, Rahul 13, Rishav Sharma 3 for 24, Kunal Grover 2 for 31, Abhinav 2 for 36). 



Sandeep restricts Chd to 195
Tribune News Service

Mohali, June 1
Sandeep Sharma with his bowling (4 for 84) helped Patiala to restrict Chandigarh on 195 in 76.2 overs in the first innings of the final of the Punjab inter-district u-16 M.L. Markan Trophy being played at PCA Stadium here today.

After winning the toss, the local outfit decided to bat first. Manan Vohra played a knock of 45 runs off 46 balls. Showing patience, Jaskaranvir Singh provided some respite with his 32-run knock off 84 balls. Abhisekh Verma and Azil Chabra contributed 23 runs each.

Sandeep Sharma was wrecker-in-chief returning with figure of 4 for 84. He got support from Pradeep who took three wickets giving 41 runs. After wrapping Chandigarh’s innings, Patiala too started its first innings on disappointing note. At the time of lifting bails, the team lost two wickets at the score of 27 in 16.



U-13 cricket tournament: Black Elephant wins
Our Correspondent

Patiala, June 1
Mohali Cricket Association (MCA) beat Multi-Purpose Cricket Academy by 6 wickets in the 10th Hot Weather Cricket Tournament for under-13 boys played at the YPS ground here today.

Brief score

Multi Purpose Academy: 124 all out (Amit Singh 77, Puran 12, Gurpreet Singh 4 for 18, Shivam 2 for 44, Pukhraj 2 for 29).

MCA: 125 for 5 (S.Hayer 50, Sahajdeep Singh 22, S.Sharma 20, Gurpreet Singh 3 for 39, Amit 1 
for 20).

In another match Black Elephant Cricket Club beat

SDCA, Delhi, by 93 runs.

Brief scores

Black Elephant Club: 204 all out (Anmol Preet Singh 88, Prabhjot Singh 38, Bunny 31, Shiv Chauhan 3 for 26, Maha Ahuja 2 for 33)

SDCA, New Delhi: 111 all out (Ishan Sharma 25, N.Singh 20, Shiv Chauhan 17, Prabhjot Singh 3 for 19, Anmol Preet Singh 1 for 17).

In the third match of the day, BMW, Patiala, beat Dronacharya Cricket Foundation (DCF) by 10 wickets.


DCF: 80 all out (Abhishek 17, Akshay 16, Gopal 3 for 23, Karan 2 for 10)

DMW: 81 for no loss (Anmol Malhotra 50, Danish Gill 18 n.o.)



National camp for junior golfers from June 7
Our Golf Correspondent

Chandigarh, June 1
The first national camp for junior golfers of under-18 age group will be run by the Professional Golfers Association of India (PGAI) on the greens of the CGA Golf Range here from June 7 to 17.

Grade A teaching professional of the region J.S. Grewal will head the coaching camp. He will be assisted by Mahesh Kumar, class B teaching professioal certified by the Indian National Golf Academy.

Out of those wanting to join the camp, only 50 juniors will be selected to undergo training in the 5th national level camp which started off with the first camp in Mumbai last year. To give a boost to the caddies, 10 junior caddies will also be selected for the camp.

The camp is being sponsored by the Lalit Suri Golf Foundation which will supply special golf balls to keep the trainees' fees to a bare minimum. However, the training for the junior caddies will be free.

The four camps held so far have been a great success with the number of trainees going beyond the maximum limit.

Those attending the camp will be issued certificates by the PGAI and the body will do a follow-up of the trainees after an analysis of their swing recorded on software programming.

Towards the end of the camp, a pitching, putting and driving competition will be held on the nine-hole course.



Harendra climbs to fifth slot PGTI order of merit
Donald Banerjee

Chandigarh, June 1
Chandigarh's soft-spoken caddie turned pro Harendra Gupta climbed up the leaderboard to occupy the 5th slot in the Professional Golf Tour of India order of merit after his triumph over the country's professional golf giants like Mukesh Kumar, Ashok Kumar, Gaurav Ghei and Vijay Kumar in the Rs 30 lakh PGTI Players Championship at the Chandigarh Golf Club yesterday.

Harendra, who pocketed Rs 4,84,950 from the Chandigarh event, finished with money earnings of Rs 11,63,725 from eight PGTI outings in which he finished in the top 10 five times. The Chandigarh triumph was his first victory on the PGTI tour.

20 years old Gaganjeet Bhullar of Kapurthala, who played a five under card on the final day to occupy the 5th slot along with Gurbaaz Pratap Singh Mann and Ranjit Singh (both from Chandigarh) for a prize money of Rs 1,06,950, was placed 8th in the order of merit after the Chandigarh event with earnings of Rs 9,29,625 from seven PGTI events in which he finished in the top 10 five times.

Local lad Ranjit Singh, another caddie turned pro, was placed 15th in the order of merit with earnings of Rs 3,48,695 from eight outings. The Chandigarh event was the only PGTI event in which he finished among the top 10.

Chandigarh hard hitter Gurbaaz Pratap Singh Mann, who has not had a good season this year, recorded his first top 10 performance in the Chandigarh event to take his money earnings from six PGTI events to Rs 2,14,975 and occupied the 36th slot in the order of merit.

Other Chandigarh golfers Amandeep Johl, Harmeet Kahlon and Sujjan Singh were placed 38th, 40th and 41st with money earnings of Rs 2,11,800, Rs 1,99,425 and Rs 1,97,675, respectively, after the PGTI Players Championship held in Chandigarh.

Mukesh Kumar of Mhow heads the order of merit with Lam Chih Bing occupying the second slot. Digvijay Singh and Rahul Ganapathy are placed third and fourth, respectively.



Woman dies, husband held
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, June 1
The police today arrested a man on the charges of dowry after his 21-year-old wife died of burn injuries at his Rajiv Colony residence, here, this evening. The victim, Raj Kalan, a mother of two-years-old son, reportedly succumbed to her injuries on the spot.

The police arrested the accused, Jagdish, a labourer, on a complaint lodged by his brother-in-law, Raj Kumar, alleging that Jagdish use to harass his sister for dowry and also used to get violent. He told the police that Jagdish was a drunkard.
According to eyewitnesses, they saw Raj Kalan engulfed in flames, she rushed out of her hutment and was crying for help and collapsed. They rushed her to the Sector 6 Civil Hospital, where she was declared brought dead.

The police found Jagdish sleeping inside the hut and was sozzled. A police officer said they would inquire the role of Jagdish behind the incident, as he was found sleeping inside the hut. 



4 digital entertainment websites launched
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 1
The Angel Matrix Company, a leader in software development, website designing and development, online payment processing, content writing, e-commerce solutions, and accounts management, yesterday launched its four websites designed to give net users digital entertainment online.

With the introduction of our websites, we are able to bolster the cause of the promotion of Chandigarh. "We are committed to optimise the company's success from training to development and support and by launching 
these innovative websites, Angel Matrix can provide total solution to their 
customers," said Bikram Dhawan, director, Angel Matrix.

The websites launched include www.CityBeautiful.in, www.MeraGhar.in, www.DirectoryOf.in and www.DirectoryOf.org



Panel to oppose PG business in residential areas
Our Correspondent

Mohali, June 1
Various residents’ welfare bodies here have formed a coordination committee against the allowing of paying guest (PG) accommodation in residential areas.

The committee, the chairman of which is P.S. Virdi, president of the House Owners Welfare Association, Phase I, will work for the withdrawal of the policy framed by the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) on August 24 last year allowing the use of accommodation for such purposes in residential areas.

The panel said the policy was in violation of the law under which no commercial activity was permissible in such areas.

The committee, which elected Ranjivan Singh as its general secretary, said its demand was not against any individual or aimed at stopping the PG business altogether.

It said using residential accommodation for such purposes constituted commercial activity, which should be permitted only in commercial or industrial areas.

The committee said that GMADA, which had crores of rupees at its disposal, should construct hostels for working women and men. Committee members had met the chief administrator (CA) of GMADA in this connection on May 29 and urged him to review the policy in this regard. A memorandum was also submitted to him. According to Ranjivan Singh, the CA gave an assurance that the PG policy would be reviewed. He also promised the deputation that the matter of withdrawal or review of the policy would be put on the agenda of the coming meeting of the executive committee of GMADA. 



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