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College fails to display datesheet; 22 miss exam
Our Correspondent

Kalka, December 23
As many as 22 students of MA (Hindi) at Government Postgraduate College could not take the examination of Ist semester.

Pinki Sharma, Poonam, Surinder Kaur and Sangita resented that the 26 students were informed by the college administration that the first semester examination would be started on December 31. But the college neither displayed any datesheet nor intimated the students about the revised datesheet of the commencement of the examination, to be held on December 21. They further alleged that only four students were intimated on December 21 about the exam, who reached in the examination hall at 3 pm, while the paper had started on 2 pm. The authorities did not intimate some of the students, who had also come to the college on Monday to collect their roll numbers.



Football Tournament
Phagwara academy reign supreme
Tribune News Service

Fatehgarh Sahib, December 23
The JCT Academy, Phagwara, today beat Blue Football Club, Indore, with 6-1 in the All-India Baba Jorawar Singh Baba Fateh Singh Shaheedi Football Tournament held at Mata Gujri College.

Alankar from Indore scored the first goal for the Blue Football Club and second goal of the match was scored by Mahinder Singh of JCT.

Then, Chander Singh scored another goal for JCT in the 35th minute of the game. In the second half, two goals were scored by Ajay Singh and Gurpreet Singh for JCT, followed by two more goals.

In the second match between the Rail coach factory, Kapurthala, and the Punjab police the match ended with a draw. The match was finalised with a tie-breaker, wherein, the Rail Coach Factory won the match with 3-1.

The tournament was inaugurated by the deputy commissioner of Fatehgarh Sahib, Surjit Singh Dhillon.



No New Year celebrations
Tribune News Service

Ambala, December 23
Central Phoenix club, Ambala Cant, will not be organising any events to celebrate New Year. The decision has been taken in light of the terror attacks in Mumbai last month.

A prayer meeting was held on Tuesday for the Mumbai terror attack victims on the club premises and was attended by the president of the club commissioner Ambala division, Mohinder Kumar Sharma, and chairman Naresh Kumar Chaddha.



Special health cards for students
Tribune News Service

Patiala, December 23
Punjabi University’s vice-chancellor, Dr Jaspal Singh, has ordered for making special health cards of the students of university’s senior secondary school. While inaugurating a health and medical camp on the school premises, he asked the school principal, S.K. Nirmal Goyal, to ensure regular medical checkups of the students .

While talking about the importance of hygiene and physiology, he gave tips to the students about keeping away diseases and maintaining good health.



CHB employee acquitted in graft case
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 23
The Additional District and Sessions Judge and Special Judge (vigilance), Raj Rahul Garg, has acquitted Gurdev Chand, a clerk in the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB), in a graft case. The Vigilance Bureau had booked Gurdev Chand on the charges of receiving a graft of Rs 5,000 from a Maloya resident.

A resident of Maloya, in a written complaint to the Vigilance Bureau, stated that Gurdev Chand had sought a bribe of Rs 5,000 from him for not reporting the violations in his house. Based on the complaint, a team of the Vigilance Bureau had allegedly nabbed Gurdev Chand while accepting the bribe.

The defence had contended that the two shadow witnesses in the case were from engineering department, and they were under pressure from the Vigilance Bureau officials, therefore their statement could not be relied upon.

Anticipatory bail

Baljinder Singh Sandhu, alias Talla, today filed for anticipatory bail in an attempt to murder case recently registered against him by the UT police at the district courts here today. The petition will be taken up tomorrow.

The petitioner stated in the bail petition that the UT police had woken out of the slumber all of a sudden regarding to the alleged happening that had taken place many years back.

The accused was booked for allegedly murdering his wife, Anuradha Sandhu, on May 18. The brother of the deceased, Harish, had made statement before the court that the accused had tried to hit bullet at his wife, but he missed the target and the bullet hit the inner wall of the house, and the police then registered a case for attempt to murder against the accused on December 12.

It was mentioned in the bail petition that after the incident of firing, the deceased, Anuradha, had not lodged any report with the police. Likewise, Harish or his sister, Rekha, who allegedly had the knowledge of the firing, failed to lodge any report with the police. The petition stated that the registration of FIR on the statement of the witness was vague, indefinite and inconclusive at this stage.



Gangrape: Police files chargesheet
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, December 23
A little over three months after alleged gangrape of a minor school girl of the town, the district police finally filed the charge sheet in the local district courts here today.

The police in the charge sheet claimed that the two youths, Jitesh and Aman, arrested in the case immediately after the complaint lodged by victim were involved in raping the girl. The police has stated that there was no substantial evidence regarding involvement of other accused, including Jatin, Chavi, Khushhal and another girl who was stated to be minor till now.

Aman was arrested by the police on September 21 followed by the arrest of Jitesh on September 24. While Jitesh is still in the judicial custody, Aman Ahuja was able to get bail in the case on November 1 from local court.

Ahuja, a resident of Sector 10, was arrested when the victim informed the police that he used to rape her and even made a porn movie of her.

The victim, a student of Class XII in a local school, was allegedly raped and tortured by five persons on September 16.

The girl, in her complaint lodged with the police, alleged that four youths, with the connivance of a girl, abducted her from the town and took her to a village in Punjab.

However, the victim could not furnish the names and addresses of the accused, except Jatin and Chhavi. Later the police arrested Ahuja when, during the investigation, the victim named him as a former accomplice of the rape accused.

The charge sheet revealed that on September 16, the day of alleged gang rape, the victim had exchanged 31 calls with Chunky Sharma, a youth staying in Sector 4. The victim also denied any involvement of Chunky in the case. The police stated they visited the village where the victim was allegedly raped and forensic team collected samples from there.

The police said it was still investigating the role of Khushhal, whose swift car was allegedly used in the crime, and another minor girl.



32-yr-old kills himself
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 23
Bhupinder Singh, a 32-year-old bank employee, allegedly killed himself by consuming some poisonous substance late last night. In the absence of any suicide note, the police is yet to ascertain the reason behind the death.

According to the police, a resident of Sector 23, Bhupinder, a clerk with the ICICI Bank, Sector 44, called his father Nachhatar Singh at 12 in the night informing that he had consumed a poisonous substance and was lying near Dev Samaj College in Sector 36.

Nachhatar Singh went and found his son lying unconscious there. He hired an auto-rickshaw and rushed his son to the Sector-16 Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, from where he was referred to the PGI.

The police said Bhupinder, father of a three-month-old girl, breathed his last at the PGI at 7 am today. He told his father that he wanted to end his life but did not tell any reason.

Quoting the deceased’s family, the SHO of the Sector 36 police station, Anokh Singh, said they did not notice anything amiss with Bhupinder Singh and his wife. He was married last year and had never mentioned that he was having some serious problem.

The police handed over the body after a postmortem and initiated inquiry under Section 174 of the Criminal Procedure Code.

Meanwhile, a girl in her mid-twenties allegedly committed suicide by jumping before a train, here yesterday. According to the Government Railway Police (GRP), the deceased has been identified as a resident of Raipur Kalan, Guddi.

The body was shifted to the General Hospital, Panchkula, and a postmortem was conducted.

Rabinder Kumar, ASI, GRP, said, “A case has been registered and the investigations are on to find out the reason behind her death.”



Six injured in scuffle
Our Correspondent

Mohali, December 23
Six persons were injured after a clash took place between two groups of people of Matran village, near here, today. The six persons, including a woman, were admitted to the Civil Hospital, Phase VI, where the police recorded their statements.

According to the police, Bahadur Singh made a complaint that he along with his brother, Garja Singh, and son Amrik Singh were working in their fields and spraying fertilisers. After finishing the work they were coming back home when they were allegedly confronted by Jarnail Singh, his son Baljinder Singh, and daughter Paramjit Kaur, who started abusing them.

He told the police that he asked Jarnail and his family members to stop abusing. But, Baljinder allegedly took out his rifle and started threatening.

A scuffle followed among the six persons that led to injuries.

In yet another incident, a resident of Palsora was allegedly assaulted by a woman who suspected that the former had illicit relations with her husband.

The girl was pulled out of her husband’s car and assaulted in Phase III B-2. According to the reports, Reena, a resident of Phase IV, suspected her husband had illicit relations with his employee. And thus, Reena hatched a plan and caught the two of them in his car today. 



Bubbly’s days over
Team India celebrate with a soft drink splash
Sandeep Rana
Tribune News Service

Mohali, December 23
Just after the Team India clinched the RBC Cup, a war sparked off with the Men in Blue splashing soft drinks in joy over one another here at the PCA stadium.

Generally during the team celebration, champagne is used for the purpose, but the team broke the notion and went gaga over the triumph and started splashing water and soft drinks on one another.

It was Ishant Sharma who began the proceedings during the prize distribution function by splashing a soft drink on man of the match, Gautam Gambhir, and later it ended on Yuvraj Singh, who once got bit agitated over it while entering the dressing room.

When all the team members were being drenched one by one while entering the dressing room, master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, found a good trick to escape the splash. To fool his counterparts, he spilled water on his head himself.

As the team members were on ninth cloud over the historic win and didn’t leave even the coaches, Garry Kristen and Venkatesh Prasad.

To express the happiness some of the team members removed their T-Shirts while entering the dressing room, including skipper Dhoni and Zaheer Khan.

Dhoni while addressing the media said, “We are playing as a single unit and have started enjoying every players success.”



Final Day
Panesar makes grandpa proud
Sandeep Rana
Tribune News Service

Mohali, December 23
The crowds at the PCA stadium, felt unhappy when England’s spinner Monty Panesar took the wicket of Indian skipper Dhoni, here today.

However, there was a special fan in Monty’s support, Hari Singh, his maternal grandfather who enjoyed the moment.

He along with Monty’s cousin, Inderpreet Singh, had come all the way from Ludhiana to see him performing live. “I am delighted to see Monty taking the wicket of Dhoni. I have seen him bowling several times on television but the joy of seeing him live is very special,” Hari Singh said.

Rauf loves camera

Its not only a common man who likes to be clicked and appear on the newspaper, but ICC umpire Asad Rauf, too, enjoys the attention.

He does not miss any opportunity during the breaks to get himself clicked. When a day’s play gets over, his photo session with photojournalist begins.

Thin attendance

Even the Punjab Cricket Association’s (PCA) move to allow two spectators entry on one ticket, proved futile with the thin presence of crowd at the stadium, here today.

Seeing the low turn out at the stadium, the association planned a move that two spectators would be allowed to enter in the stadium on one ticket barring the A.C. lounge.

After observing the thin crowd on first two days of the match, PCA officials were hopeful to pull crowds on weekend, which too failed. And hence, this move had been planned.



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