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109 cases settled at lok adalat
Tribune News Service

Fatehgarh Sahib, August 11
A lok adalat was held yesterday at district courts, wherein District and Sessions Judge Surinder Gupta had also been present. As many as 186 cases were discussed during the occasion, out of which 109 were settled with a mutual consent of both parties.

This was stated yesterday in a press note issued here. No one could appeal in any other higher court against the decision of the lok adalat. 



Transfers of judicial officers cleared
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 11
District and sessions judge KK Garg will not make it to the Punjab and Haryana High Court after all, while Justice Nirmal Yadav is likely to find herself transferred to the Calcutta High Court.

Available information from Delhi suggests Garg’s name has been turned down by the Apex Court collegium, while the names of three judicial officers stand cleared. The officers now to be elevated to the high court are Gurdev Singh from Punjab and Ram Chand Gupta along with MS Sullar from Haryana.

Sullar is currently holding the charge of Haryana legal remembrancer while Gupta is the registrar-general. Gurdev Singh is posted as Jalandhar sessions judge.

With this, just three names out of total six initially recommended during the tenure of then Chief Justice Vijender Kumar Jain, stand cleared for elevation.

The list has seen many twist and turns. Initially, the names of GK Rai from Punjab and SK Sardana from Haryana were also included in the roll, which was recommended by then Chief Justice Jain at the fag end of his tenure. But, the move was strongly opposed by Punjab Governor Gen (retd) SF Rodrigues.

At that time, the Governor was reportedly of the opinion that Justice Jain was on his way out and Justice Tirath Singh Thakur was set to take over as the new Chief Justice. As such, the recommendations should come from him. Later, the names of Rai and Sardana were “for the time being” held back.

It has also been believed Justice Yadav may eventually go to Calcutta, though she was reportedly in favour of Rajasthan High Court. She has not been holding the court ever since her name surfaced in the cash-for-judge scam.

A three-judge committee looking into the cash scam had reportedly concluded Rs 15 lakh was delivered at Justice Yadav’s house, a day after the cash scam was exposed by Justice Nirmaljit Kaur, also of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. A show cause notice was subsequently issued to Justice Yadav.



4 acquitted in robbery case
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 11
A local court today acquitted four persons, accused of robbing a local resident of his wallet, Rs 4,500 cash and a gold ring on knife-point on November 22, 2007.

The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge, Gurmit Baniyal, today acquitted all the four booked under Sections 395 and 397 of the IPC.According to prosecution, the four had robbed Devinder Singh, a resident of Sector 22 of the above said articles during a nagar kirtan procession being taken out in Sector 23 on November 22, 2007.

In its orders, the court said the charges could not be proved against the accused.



Man stabbed to death 
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 11
A man in his early-thirties was stabbed to death at Bapu Dham Colony in the wee hours of today.

The deceased, identified as Deepak aka Bagga, a resident of Bapu Dham Colony, was rushed to the PGI where he succumbed to his injuries, said the police.

The police received the information at around 2.15 am that a man was lying wounded in the colony. A police team rushed to the spot and found the victim lying in a pool of blood.

The body bore multiple stab injuries and the victim was in a semi-conscious state. Deepak sustained a deep cut in his back and several stab injuries on his arms and legs.

The police has rounded up five persons in this connection. A police official said the victim was seen consuming liquor with a group in the colony. He was not working and used to roam around in the streets in the colony late in the night. The police believed that murder was the outcome of some old feud.

Deepak’s brother, Amru, is involved in several criminal cases and was in jail in connection with a robbery case.

Meanwhile, perturbed over the delay in the post-mortem, the victim’s family and others staged a protest at the Sector 16 Government Multi-specialty Hospital. The body was handed over to the family after the post-mortem later in the day. 



Choreographer booked for rape 
Tribune News Service

Mohali, August 11
A Panchkula-based choreographer was today booked by the Mohali police for allegedly raping a Sector 68 woman at her residence on August 2.

The victim, who is married, was alone at home when Gaurav allegedly raped her. A police official said the victim was undergoing treatment for depression at a Sector 70 hospital.

On August 2, when the husband of the victim was away to Ludhiana, the choreographer allegedly called her up and came to her residence on the pretext of meeting her. There he allegedly raped her.

The case was registered after the victim’s husband returned home and she narrated the entire incident to him.

A medical examination of the victim would be conducted at the Phase VI Civil Hospital tomorrow. Raids were being conducted to arrest the accused.

A few days ago, the police had booked two persons for their alleged involvement in raping a 17-year-old girl of Sohana. The girl had been allegedly raped by the accused after being abducted from Mohali on July 8. The accused had allegedly filmed the girl in an objectionable position and later tried to extort money and jewellery from her. 



Top shooting honours for Chandigarh cadets
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 11
Shooters from the Chandigarh NCC group won the overall championship and made a clean sweep by winning 12 gold, five silver and four bronze medals in the inter-group shooting championship held here.

About 200 shooters from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh participated in the 10-day event, which concluded here today. The Patiala group stood second, while the third spot was occupied by the Ambala group.

The prizes were given away by Gp Capt Rajeev Sharma, Director, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh NCC Directorate. Group Commander, Chandigarh, Col Dharmender Gupta said dedication and hard work put in by the cadets paid off well.

The Chandigarh team was trained and fielded by Col Vikram Datta, Commanding Officer, No 2 Chandigarh NCC Battalion. He said the directorate’s endeavour was to field maximum possible number of shooters from the region in the forthcoming All-India Inter-Directorate Shooting Championship scheduled to be held at Asansol in West Bengal from September 6 to 16.



St Soldier’s, St Kabir enter semis
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 11
Hosts St Soldier's International School will face St Kabir School, Sector 26, while DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, are pitted against St John's School, Sector 26, in the semifinals of the Chandigarh Sub-Junior Football Championship for St Soldier's Trophy on the school's premises in Sector 28 here tomorrow.

In quarterfinal matches played today, St Soldier's outclassed St Joseph's School, Sector 44, by 5-1; St Kabir School prevailed over Shishu Niketan School by 2-1, DAVSSS-8 ousted Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10, by 3-1 and St John's School defeated St Xavier's School, Sector 44, by 2-0.

St John's scored one goal in each half to end the challenge of St Xavier's School by 2-0. St John's opened their account in the 18th minute by Praseej, following a move initiated by Shrey and Krishna. St Xavier's tried their best to neutralise the lead. Despite best efforts of hardworking striker Gagan, Xavier's could not get any success.

On crossing over, St John's pressed hard. They were rewarded in the 51st minute. Mid-fielder Aamin sent a good centre to Shivam, who passed it to Gurteshwar to do the rest.

St Kabir got the better of plucky Shishu Niketan by 2-1. The highlight of the match was a fine brace by Shubinder, who struck in quick succession. His first goal came in 53rd minute. Five minutes later, Shubinder was again on the target in the 58th minute.

Earlier, Shishu Niketan School had caused a mild upset by shooting into the lead through Gurleen in the second minute.

A three-in-a-row feat by Mukesh enabled DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, defeat Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10, by 3-1. Mukesh netted his goals in the 11th, 16th, and 26th minutes. Robin reduced the margin for GMSSS-10 by scoring in the 30th minute.



Ryan beat BTS Academy by 58 runs
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 11
Ryan International Cricket Academy-49 defeated BTS Cricket Academy-48 by 58 runs in a league Twenty-20 match of the Eugene Saupin’s Cricket Tournament for Under-10 underway on the school ground.

The Ryan academy after winning the toss elected to bat first. Satyam (26), Gursehaj (18) and Kanwar (20) were the principal scorers for the Ryan academy.

Replying, the BTS Academy couldn’t handle the brunt of Ryan’s bowlers and was all out for just 65 runs in 16 overs. Ravi (14) and Rishu (17) were the main scorers for BTS. Kanwarjeet (2/12), Satyam (3/5) and Anirudh (3/8) bowled superb spells for Ryan.

In the second match of the day, GNPS & CCA Cricket Academy surpassed YPS/MCA Cricket Academy Mohali, by 21 runs.

Brief Scores: Ryan International Cricket Academy: 123 for 6 in 20 overs (Satyam 26, Gursehaj 18. Kanwar 20, Navneet 2 for 16).

BTS Cricket Academy : 65 all out in 16 overs ( Ravi 14, Rishu 17, Kanwarjeet 2 for 12, Satyam 3 for 5, Anirudh 3 for 8).

Second match’s brief scores:

GNPS & CCA Cricket Academy: 76 for 6 ( Nahar 21, Eric 14, Manav 10, Saurav 2 for 16, Prabhmay 2 for 7).

YPS/MCA Cricket Academy: 55 all out in 13.2 overs (Apram 11, Prabhmay 9, Jann 1 for 2, Sajwan 3 for 5).



Netball meet on Aug 18, 19
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 11
The East District Netball Association is organising the St Soldier Netball Trophy for boys and girls under the auspices of Netball Association of Chandigarh affiliated to the Netball Federation of India at St Soldier International School, Sector 28-B, on August 18 and August 19.

All players have to report for the matches at 8.30 am on the school premises on August 18. The player who is born on or after January 1,1995 is eligible to participate in the championship.

The entry forms duly verified by the respective principal showing father’s name, date of birth, class with section, admission no, residential address, phone no, signature, etc. may be forwarded to physical education teacher, Dr GP Pal, Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 20-D.

The representative of the teams can collect fixtures on August 16.



Cricket trials on Aug 16
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 11
The trials to select Haryana cricket team for the 1st All-India Under-19 National Tournament being organised by the Cricket Council of India will be held on August 16 at 3 pm in Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 40.

Sixteen teams will be participating in this tournament that will held from August 31 to September 3.



City team win cricket title
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 11
Chandigarh emerged champion after beating Patiala by 21 runs in the final of the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Inter-District Cricket Tournament organised by the Punjab State Twenty 20 Cricket Association in Barnala here yesterday.

Winning the toss, Chandigarh batted first and was all out for 155 runs in 19.5 overs. It was a fine batting by Suraj (54) and Pawan (47) that helped the city team to amass this total. Sandeep and Rajeev took two wickets in their quota of four overs each.

In reply, Patiala was all out for 134 runs in 18.5 overs. Rajeev was the top scorer for Patiala with 54 runs. Mohan (3/19) and V Kumar (3/24) were the main bowlers for Chandigarh, who destroyed the innings of Patiala.

Brief scores:

Chandigarh: 155 all out in 19.5 overs. Suraj 54, Pawan 47. Sandeep 2/27, Rahul 2/33.

Patiala: 134 all out in 18.4 overs. Rajeev 54, Mohan 3/219, V Kumar 3/24. Suraj was declared the man of the match, while Sandeep of Gurdaspur was man of the series.



Powerlifting meet from today
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 11
The Chandigarh Powerlifting Association will host the Senior National Powerlifting Championship at Weightlifting Hall Sports Complex, Sector 42, from August 12 to 17.

During the national meet, final selection trials for the formation of Indian team will be done, which will take part in the World Powerlifting Championship (from November 1 to 7) and Commonwealth Powerlifting Championship (from December 9 to 13) in Pune.

Also, the Asian Benchpress Championship will be held in Chandigarh from August 18 to 21.

The Chandigarh team will be represented by Romesh Kumar, Amarjeet Singh, Arun Dev Singh, Amit Kumar, Husaan Lal, Harjeet Singh, Gurpreet Singh, Hardeep Singh, Lakhbir Singh, Hari Narain;

Women: Gurleen Kaur

Men’s coach: S Kamaldeep Singh

Women’s coach: Umeshwari

Manager: Jagdish Singh



Balwant scores hole-in-one
Our Golf Correspondent

Chandigarh, August 11
Balwant Singh Brar scored a hole-in-one on the par-3 14th hole on the greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club on Sunday. Brar achieved this rare feat while playing in the "Play to win the BMW" contest. The other members of his team were Harcharan Singh, AP Pandy and SK Mittal.

Brar used the seven iron to send the ball hurtling towards the 14th hole. His playing partners shouted: "That is a certain birdie." Little did they realise that a rare feat had been achieved.

As the four walked towards the greens, the ball was not there. And then, Brar virtually shouted in ecstasy as he saw the ball nestling in the hole. He had scored a hole-in-one. Obviously, the ball after hitting the greens had rolled into the hole.



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