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SDO suspended for resuming snapped connection
Tribune News Service

Rajpura, April 11
The Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) has suspended sub-divisional officer (SDO) for resuming a snapped electricity connection without taking the fine from the owner of a cold storage.

The enforcement wing of the board had imposed a fine of Rs 21,76,000 to the owner on the Rajpura-Ambala highway. The accused was booked at the PSEB police station, Patiala, and was later arrested.

However, the fine was reduced to Rs 19.30 lakh later and the SDO decided to take the entire amount in installments as per the rules. After paying Rs 4 lakh to the board, the owner asked the SDO to resume the connection as the potatoes lying there were rotting.

The SDO allowed the reconnection to the cold storage. But, after going through the clause of sales regulation of the board, he realised the electricity could be resumed only after taking 75 per cent of the fined amount, and thus, he got the electricity disconnected. Senior board officials took a strong note of it and suspended him for the same.

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Jilted lover throws acid on woman
Tribune News Service

Rajpura, April 11
A jilted lover threw acid on a woman, who received 40 per cent burns and is undergoing treatment at the local civil hospital.

The incident took place on Thursday and the accused was arrested by the police today.

According to police officials investigating the matter, the accused, identified as Bhola Singh (40), was having illicit relations with 35-year-old woman Satti Devi. Bhola was earlier working in a brick kiln and was now staying in Dhindsa village.

Satti was residing in a small hutment of a brick kiln in Dhindsa where Bhola also used to work sometime ago. Satti was staying along with her husband and a five-year-old daughter for the past around 20 years. She went to Bihar and returned a few days back.

Satti’s husband suspected a relation between his wife and Bhola and asked his wife not to meet Bhola anymore.

However, Bhola had been asking Satti to meet him and her refusal infuriated Bhola, who threw acid on Satti. Her condition is now stated to be normal.

The police has arrested the accused in this connection after registering a case.

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Pbi varsity exams deferred
Tribune News Service

Patiala, April 11
In the wake of rehearsals for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, Punjabi University, Patiala, has postponed examinations of the following classes to be held from April 15 onwards, with centres and time schedules remaining the same: BA I, II and III; BSc II; BCom I, II and III; BSc Home Science II; BSc Agriculture II and IV; BSc Biotechnology II; BSc Bioinformatics, Human Genetics, Industrial Microbiology and Microbial and Food Technology II; BCA II and III; Certificate Course in Physical Education II; BPE II; BP Ed(one year course); PGDCA; MA I in Political Science, Defence and Strategic Studies, Sanskrit, Sociology, English, Women Studies, Journalism and Mass Communication, History, Economics, Hindi, Urdu, and Persian; MA II in History, Economics, Hindi, Urdu, and Persian; Master of Physical Education II; MCom II and Parbhakar.

Controller of examinations Dr NS Atri said the remaining examinations, however, would be held as scheduled earlier.

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NRI distributes scholarships
Tribune News Service

Patiala, April 11
Amarjit Singh Marwaha, NRI based in the USA, distributed scholarships worth Rs 60,000 among meritorious and needy students of Government Mohindra College here yesterday.

He has also donated Rs 36 lakh for the college auditorium, girl’s common room and other college infrastructure. The management of the college organised a cultural programme on this occasion. Students presented gidha, bhangra, skit and group songs. Jaspal Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Punjabi University, urged the students to follow Marwaha’s footsteps.

DIS Brar, college principal, welcomed the chief guest and other dignitaries. The following students were honoured on the occasion: Sukhdeep Kaur and Nivedita Singla of MA, Sonica of BSc III and Manpreet Kaur of BA III, Heena of BSc-II, Kulnaz Kaur, Gurpreet Kaur and Shikanshu, all students of BA, for excelling in academics. Gurharkirat Kaur of MA I, Kiran Inder Singh, Yadwinder Singh, Gurpreet Kaur and Johny Bhatia, all students of BA of II and Ashwani of BA I for excelling in sports.

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Four of family hurt in mishap
Our Correspondent

Bassi Pathana, April 11
Four persons of a family from Chandigarh were injured seriously when their car collided head on with a jeep here this morning. The car was badly damaged. Residents of the town saved the family as they rushed to the spot immediately and dragged out the injured and took them to the civil hospital.

According to information, Sanjay Gupta, 42, along with his wife Anju Gupta and two children were on their way to Bassi Pathana from Chandigarh in their Alto car No. CH-03-4048. As they reached near Bassi Pathana, their car had a head-on collision with the jeep. The car was badly damaged and all occupants were seriously injured. The police took the jeep in its custody as the driver fled.

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Electricity Supply
UHBVN to install five sub-stations
Our Correspondent

Kalka, April 11
To improve the electricity supply especially in the rural area of Kalka sub-division, the department of UHBVN is soon going to install five sub-stations in Doon and Raitan area of the Kalka sub-division.

Sources revealed that the department of UHBVN, Pinjore, had recently sent a proposal to the higher authorities for approval in this regard. Four sub-stations of 66 KV and one sub-station of 220 KV are proposed to be set up in the area.

The sources further added that the chief engineer planning, Haryana, Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Ltd, Panchkula, has already written a letter to the chief engineer, UHBNV, Panchkula, in connection with the creation of five new sub-stations on mentioning the directives of Randeep Singh Surjewala, Power Minister of Haryana.

A delegation of the village sarpanches headed by Vijay Bansal, former secretary of the state Congress had met Surjewala and Bhupinder Singh Hooda, the Chief Minister of Haryana, in February 2009 and had submitted a memorandum urging to install the above said sub-stations.

Notably the panchyats concerned, including gram panchayat of Ram Nagar and Naggal Ruttal, had passed resolutions to provide the required land free of cost and had sent the copies of the resolutions to Bansal.

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Railway unit reconstructs 108 locomotives
Tribune News Service

Patiala, April 11
A production unit of the Railways, Diesel Loco Modernisation Works, celebrated 54th railway week here today.

A function was organised in which chief administrative officer of DMW Ashwani Kumar Malhotra was the chief guest.

Malhotra said the unit rebuilt 108 locomotives against the target of 102 during 2008-09.

Also, production of Rs 682.48 crore has been achieved during the financial year 2008-09, which is 30 per cent higher than the last year and is the highest ever hitherto.

He distributed 218 individual and 48 group awards on this occasion.

Malhotra mentioned that the unit had received an order for rebuilding the locomotives from other countries for the first time.

The unit has taken up a project of rebuilding 02 MLW Canadian Tanzanian Railway Diesel Locomotives and 05 Tanzanian Locomotives would be rebuilt at Morgoro Workshop during 2009-10.

The function was attended by DMW officers, employees and their families.

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Father of homoeopathy remembered
Tribune News Service

Patiala, April 11
The Homeopathic Education and Research Foundation, Patiala, organised a seminar and celebrated the 254th birthday of founder of homeopathy Dr CFS Hahnemann at the Central State Library here yesterday.

Chairman of the foundation Dr K C Batish said out of 86 countries, maximum number of homeopathic doctors and colleges were in India.

He thanked the Central Council of Homoeopathy, New Delhi, for the celebrations.

A large number of homeopathic doctors gathered on the occasion and delivered speeches on various subjects.

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4 booked for scuffle
Tribune News Service

Rajpura, April 11
The Rajpura police booked four residents of Ludhiana for creating a ruckus in a residential area here today. The police has booked Bhagwan, Anand Chander Mishra, Rajeev Mishra and Ajay Mishra for entering in a scuffle with the family members of Harjeet Kaur who got married to Sanjeev last year.

The accused were Sanjeev’s relatives.

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Crime
Speeding car kills man
Tribune News Service

Lalru, April 11
A 35-year-old man was killed in a road accident on the Derabassi-Ambala highway near the Jharmari toll tax barrier here on last night.

According to police sources, Parvez Ahmed, a resident of Jammu and Kashmir, was working as a cleaner on a Derabassi-bound truck. When he was crossing the road, a speedy car coming from the Delhi side hit him and he sustained major injuries. A passerby immediately rushed him to the Civil Hospital, Derabassi, where doctors declared him brought dead.

The police, however, registered a case against a car driver on the complaint of truck driver.

Fraud

Zirakpur: The local police today booked one person in a fraud case on the complaint of Santosh Tiplani, a resident of Ambala City. The accused has been identified as Rajesh Kumar, a resident of Sector 12-A, Panchkula.

According to the police, the complainant Santosh Tiplani alleged that she had bought a flat in Zirakpur at Divya Apartment from the accused on March 28. The accused was selling the flat to another person. She alleged the accused cheated her. She had given a written complaint to DSP, Derabassi, on that the case had been registered and police started further investigations.

Theft

Jagdish Singh, a resident of Silver City, reported that his car (PB-02-B-1403) was stolen from Defence Colony in Zirakpur on April 9. The complainant told the police that he parked his car outside his friend’s house. When he came back, he found the car was not at the same place. A case has been registered.

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Athletics Meet
City college bag trophy
Tribune News Service

Patiala, April 11
Gian Sagar Medical College has bagged running trophy in the athletics meet that concluded here today.

The trophy was awarded to the athletes at the function held on its grounds near here today.

The trophy was awarded by president of the Gian Sagar Educational and Charitable Trust Harnam Singh.

Besides the Gian Sagar Medical College, teams of the Gian Sagar Dental College, Gian Sagar College of Nursing, Gian Sagar College of Physiotherapy, Gian Sagar College of Paramedics also participated in the meet. Harnam underlined the need for promotion of sports among the students.

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Office-bearers elected
Our Correspondent

Bassi Pathana, April 11
The following were unanimously elected as office-bearers of the Hindu Organisation during its annual general house meeting. Pardeep Rupal- president, Arun- vice-president, Rakesh Soni- cashier, Amit Jhanjhi Lalli- press secretary, Surinder Sahi- joint secretary, Amrik Singh- secretary and Manoj Banda- general secretary. Prem Chand Thapar, Amrik Singh, Neeraj Gupta, Sanjay and Ramesh Kumar were inducted as new members. The accounts and the achievements of the organisation were presented before the house and approved.

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Man, son booked for land fraud
Tribune News Service

Mohali, April 11
The district police has booked two persons for fraud on the complaint of Ravneet Singh, a resident of Sector 11, Chandigarh. Suspects have been identified as Hari Singh and Guravtar Singh, both resident of Sector 11-A, Chandigarh.

The complainant alleged that he had a land in Desumajra.

The accused sold his 8 marla share of land to another person.

In the FIR, it has been mentioned that the suspects, Hari Singh Mann and his son Guravtar Singh, cheated the complainant to the tune of about Rs 40 lakh by fraudulently selling the land.

The complainant and the suspects had floated a poultry project around Chandigarh in 1990. Both parties identified four acres of land belonging to Harbans Kaur in Desumajra.

They decided to float a company, Falcon Breeders. Hari Singh, being the GPA holder, executed two sale deeds of eight kanals each in the name of the company. The remaining two kanals were also purchased in the name of the company.

But the suspects fraudulently got the land transferred in the name of their wives by way of four sale deeds.

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Three booked for fraud
Tribune News Service

Mohali, April 11
The local police booked three persons in a fraud case today on the complaint of Abhishek Abrol, a resident of Sector 29, Chandigarh.

The accused have been identified as Dheeraj Sareshta, Malika Sareshta and Gobind Mann Sareshta, residents of Phase 10.

The police informed that the complainant said he had an IT solution company in Phase 11 and the accused were his partners in the business.

He stated that the password of the website was being allegedly hacked and Rs 5 lakh was stolen by the accused.

A case has been registered in this regard.

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2 bikes recovered; one held
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 11
The police today arrested a Sector 44 resident and claimed to have recovered two motorcycles from him.

According to the police, Sandeep Kant was arrested from Sector 17 while riding a stolen Bajaj Discovery motorcyle. Later, another motorcyle, reportedly stolen from Sector 22 Aroma point last year, was also recovered from his possession.

The police said on receiving a tip-off, a special naka was set up behind Sector 17 KC cinema from where Sandeep was nabbed. The accused has been sent to judicial custody for further interrogation.

Caught red-handed

Ram Shankar, a resident of Beshesharganj, UP, was booked under Sections 379/411 IPC after he was caught red-handed for stealing a cycle belonging to Santosh Kumar, a resident of Hallomajra.In another case, Dinesh Kumar Morya, a resident of Tadhi Bras, UP, was booked under Sections 379/411 for stealing tyres.

Cash stolen

Sandeep Kapoor, a resident of house No 343, Mata Gujri Enclave, Kharar, reported that cash Rs 20,150 has been stolen from his shop “Malwa Furniture” in the Sector 53 market on the night of April 10. A case under section 380, IPC, has been registered.

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Rawal, Beniwal get wild card
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 11
Local lad Nischay Rawal along with Arjun Kadhe (Maharashtra), Anshu Kumar Bhuyan (Assam) and Suraj Beniwal (Haryana) have been awarded wild cards in the under-16 boy’s singles of the IDBI AITA Super Series Tennis Tournament held at the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association Stadium and Lake Club courts here.

Two Delhi players Riya Bhatia and Sumeera Kamil, Bhavya Wadhawan (Chandigarh) and Harman Kaur Chinna (Punjab) got wild cards in the under-16 girls singles category.

Others who received wild cards: Boys singles (under-12): Arkashish Mayur, Talumbdar (Assam), Vishu Prasad (Delhi), Sumit Pal Singh (Chandigarh) and Santbir Singh (Chandigarh). Girls (under-12): Saumya Saxena, Rubani Singh, Prinkle Singh and Sabrina Gill
Qualifying results: Girls under-12 (Ist round): Harsimran Kaur bt Ashwariya Arora 4-0, 4-0, Bani bt Gulmehar 4-2, 5-4 (1), Sunita Rajput bt Hiya Choudhary 4-1, 4-0, Shivapuri Sharvini bt Shiya Bhasin 4-0, 4-1

Girls (under-16) (Ist round): Nikita Bishnoi bt Deepti 8-7 (2), Hasan Abdal Dhanoa bt Himani Mor 8-1, Mumitu Jannat bt Ashna Aggarwal 8-4, Nikita bt Nikita Anand 8-5

Boys (under-12) (Ist round): Ketan Sood bt Vikshit Davinder 7-1, Rishabh Khanna bt Karan Gupta 7-1, Parmeet Singh bt Siddharth Kapoor 7-4, Kunal Mittal bt Aditya Singla 7-2

Boys (under-16) (Ist round): Anurag Sharma bt Kanwalpreet Davinder 7-0, Andrew Pardeep bt Prabhsimran Singh 7-2, Raghav Talwar bt Yuvtesh Singh 7-2, Harinder S.

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Desari, Saran lift TiE Golf title
Our Golf Correspondent

Chandigarh, April 11
Raj Desai and Ajit Saran won a close fight to clinch the first TiE CEO Golf team title by a margin of one point on the par-72 greens of the Panchkula Golf Club today.

Played on the stableford format, the team overcame a challenge from VS Kundu and Gurinderjit Singh in a competition that witnessed corporate executives, venture capitalists, investors and representatives from key embassies and consulates teeing off in a gun-shot start.

Played on the Peoria system of handicapping, the winning duo finished with a tally of 60 points logging 30 points at the turn and and another 30 in the back nine.

Kundu and Gurinderjit finished one point behind at 61, they could muster more points in the front nine logging 32 at the turn. But, they fell one point behind because of a 29-point back nine for a tally of 61 points. Kundu played the best in the individual events tallying 44 points with Raj Desai and Amit Luthra sharing the second spot at 42.

But, due to the TiE it was decided not to give more than one prize to the participants.

Kundu and Raj Desai had to make a way for Amit Luthra to win the individual prize with Anand Chhibber finishing runner-up with 40 points.

TIE president, Chandigarh and Punjab, Puneet Vatsayan said the first tournament had been a success.

They would be holding such a tournament every year to bring the entrepreneurs on one platform. He called it ‘a great networking event for entrepreneurs’. 

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Shashank guides GNPS to win
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 11
Gullible bowling attack of off spinner Shashank Chhabra and left-arm spinner Veerkaran Goyal made Guru Nanak Public School (GNPS) Academy drubbed the Mohali Cricket Association (MCA) Academy by eight wickets in the final of the Under-16 Inter-Academy Cricket Tournament for the APJ Trophy on the GNPS ground at Sector 36 here today.

The tournament was organised by the Chandigarh Cricket Association.

The MCA Academy won the toss and elected to bat. They were bowled out for 122 in 33.5 overs. Off spinner Shashank Chhabra and Veerkaran Goyal were the wreckers-in-chief, who gave no chance to MCA Academy’s batsmen to settle on the pitch. Shashank, in his seven-over spell, bagged five wickets for 23 runs. Goyal also dismissed four MCA Academy batsmen for 31 runs.

For MCA Academy, Kinderpreet Singh (27), Phukhraj (17) and Shine Sharma (15) could provide some respite.

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Gold Cup
Saupin's academy beat St Xavier School
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 11
Saupin's Cricket Academy, Chandigarh, outplayed St Xavier School, Panchkula, by nine wickets to win the last league match and qualify for the semifinal of the first U-13 Saupin’s Gold Cup Cricket Tournament held at Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 27, here today.

St Xavier School won the toss and chose to bat first. The team got bundled out on a meagre total of 62 runs in 19.3 overs in a 20-over-each-side match. It was Vivek of Saupin's, who restricted St Xavier batsman and claimed four wickets for just 15 runs. Harshit (2 for 8) and Parvesh (2 for 8) were the other successful bowlers for Saupin's.

While Ankit (37) was the lone batsman for St Xavier, who could score a respectable number for his team. Rest of all the batsmen failed even to score a double number and the team fell to a meagre total.

Batting second, Saupin's Cricket Academy, Chandigarh, faced no resistance from its rivals’ bowlers and easily achieved the target (63) at the loss of one wicket in just 5.5 overs. Nipun (29 n.o.), Gurdeep (16) and Parvesh (10 n.o.) were the scorers for the winning team.

Vivek Bisht of Saupin's was adjudged man of the match for his rich haul of 4 for 15.

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