Tribune News Service
Kharar, October 26
Government College, Ropar, was declared the first runner-up, while SGTB Khalsa College, Anandpur Sahib, walked away with the second runner-up title.
Renowned Punjabi singer Pammi Bai adjudged the bhangra event. Pammi Bai aka Paramjit Sidhu was the guest of honour, while Dr DS Dhillon, chairperson Punjab School Education Board, was the chief guest.
Government College, Ropar, had picked the overall trophy for music, SGTB Khalsa College, Anandpur Sahib, was awarded for the overall dance performances, Government College, Mohali, walked away with the overall trophy for theatre performances, fine arts and literary competitions.
In the mime event, Maharaja Braham Sagar Brahmanand Bhuriwale College, Tibba Nangal, Ropar, secured the first place and International Divine College of Education, Ratwara Sahib, Mohali, secured the second place.
In the skit competition, Government College, Mohali, and SGTB Khalsa College, Anandpur Sahib, secured the first and second place, respectively.
In the bhangra event, Government College, Ropar, and Government College, Mohali, secured the first and second place, respectively.
For the debate event, Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College, Anandpur Sahib, was declared first and Shivalik Hills College of Education, Patti Anandpur Sahib, secured the second place.
In the elocution contest, Government College, Mohali, and Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College, Anandpur Sahib, secured the first and second place.
In the poetry recitation contest, Government College, Mohali, and Amar Shahid Baba Ajit Singh Jujhar Singh Memorial College, Bela, Ropar, were adjudged first and second.
In folk song singing contest, teams from Amar Sahid Baba Ajit Singh Jujhar Singh Memorial College, Bela, Ropar, and Shahid Bhagat Singh Khalsa College for Women, Patiala, were declared first and second.
In folk orchestra category, the teams from Government College, Ropar, and Rayat and Bahra College of Education, Mohali, were declared first and second.
In the western group song event, Rayat and Bahra College of Education, Mohali, and Shivalik College of Education and Research, Mohali, secured the first and second place.
In the western solo song, the teams from Rayat and Bahra College of Law, Mohali, and Rayat and Bahra College of Education, Mohali, secured the first and second position.
Encroachments in markets removed
Rajpura, October 26
Encroachments by local shopkeepers and other were removed from Shastri Market, Jawahar Market and Kasturba road.
The MC officials said in spite of repeated warnings, shopkeepers and other roadside vendors had kept their belongings by roadside due to which led to chaos.
A large number of signboards were confiscated during the anti-encroachment drive.
Officials said the confiscated belongings would be returned to their owners once they paid the fine.
Patiala, October 26
Though corporation authorities have time and again said they would initiate drive to remove all makeshift encroachments from outside of shops from different city areas, so far nothing concrete had been done.
Even if the tehbazari wing of the corporation removed makeshift encroachments, such encroachments were back the very next day.
Because of the temporary encroachments, the problem of traffic chaos in the town had also worsened.
“Congestion is caused by encroachments on the road by street vendors and shopkeepers. The problem can be sorted out only if the civic body imposes heavy penalty on violators,” said Rajesh Ahuja, a commuter.
A visit to different areas, including markets near Sherawala Gate, Chhoti Baradari, Rajindra Hospital, bus stand, Tripri, Gurbax Colony and Rajpura Colony, revealed that shopkeepers in many markets had extended their shops on to the road, covered footpath meant for pedestrians.
Information gathered by Chandigarh Tribune revealed that shopkeepers in many markets allowed rehriwalas to carry out business in front of their shops after charging them Rs 50 to Rs 100 per day.
“People continue to get caught up in traffic jams in the area at peak hours but the civic body is doing nothing to clear makeshift encroachments outside shops,” rued Jatinder Pannu, a resident of Model Town.
Many other residents said pedestrians and other passersby had to literally squeeze through the haphazard maze of rehris, kiosks and stalls in most markets.
“Though the corporation officials maintain that they are bound to remove encroachments on roads and footpaths in order to ensure smooth flow of traffic, action against violators has been taken on rare occasions. Even if the action is initiated, things are back to square one, as encroachments are back within a day,” said a housewife Shalini Gupta.
Ropar, October 26
Chhote Khan, a resident of the Chhoti Haveli area, alleged that his daughter Nazreen was kidnapped on June 29. “Yunis from our area had kidnapped my daughter,” he alleged.
Acting on the complaint, the police registered a missing person’s report of Nazreen. Chhote Khan then approached the Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC) after which the police registered a case of kidnapping.
Five accused in the case, including Yunis’s mother Sabri Begum, maternal uncle Dilawar Khan, cousin Aqeel Ahmed, uncle Deen Mohammad and brother Salim, were arrested in the case. Chhote Khan added that Yunis was married.
Ropar city police station SHO Manvir Singh said around a month ago he got a letter purportedly written by Nazreen that claimed that she had got married. “It was a registered letter and sent from somewhere in Bareily. A police team went to the address mentioned on the letter but failed to trace the girl,” he said.
Manvir added that it was highly improbable for the girl to write the letter as she was illiterate.
Meanwhile, Chhote Khan also claimed that he had received threat calls from Yunis. He alleged that the police was not making “sincere” efforts to trace his daughter.
“Yunis and his family are involved in criminal activity. I am afraid that my daughter had been pushed into flesh trade,” alleged Chhote Khan, father of six children.
SHO Manvir Singh said they were making efforts to arrest the accused and recover the girl.
Man held with 7 gm smack
Bassi Pathana, October 26 The police noticed a man roaming in suspicious manner and during frisking found 7 gm smack on him. He said during interrogation he revealed his identity as Bhupinder Singh, a local resident. He admitted that he was involved in the sale of drugs in the area. A case under Sections 15, 61 and 85, NDPS Act, has been registered. Similarly, the police arrested a Satta operator, Ashok Kumar, a resident of Behlol Puri Mohalla, and recovered cash along with satta number slips.
Bassi Pathana, October 26
The police noticed a man roaming in suspicious manner and during frisking found 7 gm smack on him. He said during interrogation he revealed his identity as Bhupinder Singh, a local resident.
He admitted that he was involved in the sale of drugs in the area. A case under Sections 15, 61 and 85, NDPS Act, has been registered.
Similarly, the police arrested a Satta operator, Ashok Kumar, a resident of Behlol Puri Mohalla, and recovered cash along with satta number slips.
SD College first in group dance
Ambala, October 26
Government College, Panchkula, and DAV College, Ambala City, finished second and third, respectively. The three-day festival to be concluded on October 27 was inaugurated by Commissioner, Ambala range, Mohinder Kumar.
In Haryanvi group song, SA Jain College secured the first position, while Government Collage, Ambala Cantonment, remained second. DAV College, Ambala City, secured the third position.
Government College, Panchkula, topped the classical vocal solo competition, while Government College, Ambala Cantonment, and MDSD Girls Collage, Ambala City got, came second and third, respectively.
Colleges of Ambala City, Ambala Cantonment, Panchkula, Kalka, Nanyola, and Shahbad are taking part in the youth festival.
Several cultural competitions including classical dance, choreography, Sanskrit skit, saang, folk song, Haryanvi ghazal, one-act-play and mimicry will be organised in the festival.
Principal of the host college Pardeep Sharma Snehi and festival convener said DIG (CID, Haryana) Rajbir Deshwal would be chief guest on the concluding day of the festival tomorrow.
‘Barat’ returns empty-handed as bride has cold feet
Ambala, October 26 The police, which reached the venue after getting a verbal complaint from the groom’s side, refused to intervene in the matter against the wishes of the bride. After three hours of dispute, the “baraties” had to return empty-handed. According to information, groom Dharmbir belonging to Shahbad was due to marry a girl at Ambala Cantonment. The “barat” was given a warm welcome by the bride’s relatives. The bride and groom also garlanded one another. However, when the main ceremony of the marriage,
“fera”, was to start, the girl refused to take part in the ceremony claiming that she was not in favour of the marriage. The family members of the bride and groom tried to persuaded the girl but to no avail. A panchayat of both sides was also organised on the spot but it bore no fruits.
Ambala, October 26
The police, which reached the venue after getting a verbal complaint from the groom’s side, refused to intervene in the matter against the wishes of the bride.
After three hours of dispute, the “baraties” had to return empty-handed.
According to information, groom Dharmbir belonging to Shahbad was due to marry a girl at Ambala Cantonment. The “barat” was given a warm welcome by the bride’s relatives. The bride and groom also garlanded one another.
However, when the main ceremony of the marriage, “fera”, was to start, the girl refused to take part in the ceremony claiming that she was not in favour of the marriage.
The family members of the bride and groom tried to persuaded the girl but to no avail.
A panchayat of both sides was also organised on the spot but it bore no fruits.
Paddy lifting at full pace: DC
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 26
Assistant food supply officer Milap Singh said the local contractor had been told to intensify lifting of paddy to the satisfaction of both the ‘arthiyas’ and farmers. “Problems facing some farmers were also discussed with the ‘arthiyas’ and others at the grain market”, he added.
Meanwhile, in a press release Fatehgarh Sahib deputy commissioner Yashvir Mahajan said the procurement process of paddy in various grain markets in the district was going on at full swing. He said out of 2,97,572 lakh metric tonnes of paddy that had arrived in different grain markets in the district till October 25, nearly 2,89,361 lakh tonnes had already been purchased by various purchase agencies and private traders.
“Out of the total purchase of Rs 251.76 crore, Rs 216.59 crore have already been given to the farmers”, he added.
Mahajan also said out of the total purchased paddy 1,98,631 lakh metric tonnes had already been lifted and the process for the rest was on. He expressed his satisfaction over the paddy procurement in the district.
CAT stay on military probe raises debate
Chandigarh, October 26
One of the civilian employees whose name figures in the matter has obtained a stay from the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) against the COI’s convening order. This has also raised a legal question whether the CAT has the jurisdiction over the orders issued by the armed forces over issues pertaining to the functioning of military personnel and establishments.
Acting upon official reports, the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command, had ordered the COI in June, with directions that its findings be submitted by October 30. Irregularities in the supply of fresh milk for troops, fraudulent hiring of civilian vehicles, lapses in procurement of fodder for animals, recruitment of permanent employees in violation of government policies and some controversy pertaining to construction of buildings are the issues to be investigated by the COI.
Besides Army personnel, MFs also employ civilians at various positions. Army sources said they were examining the legal implications of the CAT’s stay order.
Sources said the COI was not ordered specifically against any civilian employee, but to examine the overall functioning of some military farms.
The Chief of Staff of the Nagrota-based 16 Corps had been detailed as the COI presiding officer, with two Brigadiers as its members. Given the scale of procurement and the time frame over which the alleged irregularities were taking place, the financial misappropriation could run into crores of rupees. There are five military farms in J&K. Different irregularities were found at different farms. Sources said a number of witnesses, including some senior officers were moved to J&K to depose before the COI. Since the COI did not assemble for even a single day, it resulted in wasteful expenditure and loss of man-hours.
Another case concerning a Colonel from the military farms had been hanging fire since 2006, sources said. He had been held blameworthy for lack of supervision by a COI that assembled in 2006 and although summary of evidence was ordered about a year ago, the case was yet to be disposed of.
Cousin raped on pretext of marriage
Chandigarh, October 26
The accused fled when the victim’s parents told him to marry her after learning that she was 8-month-old pregnant.
According to the police, the accused used to live in the vicinity of the victim and developed relationship with her. The victim told the police in her statement that they had an affair since February this year. The accused began making advances to her and forced her to develop physical relations with him, promising that he would marry her. She also told the police that the accused had started threatening her of dire consequences if she informed anyone about their relationship.
The victim’s parents told the police that they noticed the symptoms of pregnancy off late and after much persuasion, she disclosed that she was physically abused. She is a Class 9th student of a government school.
The police said the accused had been identified as 21-year-old Guddu. He lived in Burail with her mother and a sister and hailed from Uttar Pradesh. His father lived in their native village. The victim’s father is a rickshaw-puller. Both families had agreed to marry them and started making arrangements. In the meantime, the accused fled.
The SHO of the Sector 34 police station said the matter was reported last night and they got the victim medically examined, which confirmed that she was raped and was pregnant also. A case of cheating, rape and criminal intimidation had been registered on a statement recorded by her. Efforts were on to trace the accused.
Cops hit dead end over hoax bomb caller
Chandigarh, October 26
Both incidents that occurred on two consecutive days about two weeks ago and kept the police on its toes due to the seriousness of the matter. However, the cops have so far failed to trace the suspects behind the incidents.
On October 13, a few hours before Rahul Gandhi’s arrival at Panjab University the police received a call saying a bomb had been planted outside the PGI’s main gate facing the varsity campus. The cops along with a bomb disposal squad rushed to the scene but after spending hours could not find any suspicious object.
The police’s cyber crime cell traced Amir Khan of Sialva Majri as the owner of the phone (90233-22301), which was used to make the hoax call. He told investigators he had lost his phone a couple of days ago and had reported the matter at the Sector 22 police post. Though the cops had been able to ascertain that the call was made from Sector 38-West, the proceedings failed to go beyond this.
Similarly, a day before the bomb hoax call, Jagdish Chaudary of Dhanas was “kidnapped” by a group of people from Sector 24 on October 12 at around 7:50 am. His wife reported the matter to the police after receiving a ransom call for Rs 9 lakh from the “kidnappers”. The police swung into action and traced the victim’s location near Samrala through his mobile phone, sending a police team there.
However, a few hours after the “kidnapping” Chaudary called his wife informing he had been “released” and was sitting at a ‘dhaba’. The family told the police the “kidnapper” had “freed” Chaudary after taking Rs 500 out of the Rs 4,000 in cash he was carrying, threatening to kidnap other members of his family if they failed to meet their ransom demand.
Though the police had doubted the incidents due to certain mismatches, it has so far failed to unravel the mystery behind the incident. The victim had left the cops in the dark about the description of his alleged kidnappers or their number. He also failed to give any idea about the vehicle in which he had been “kidnapped”.
A police officer said no one had seen the victim being kidnapped and released later in the day. “As the phone calls were made from Chaudary’s mobile phone and he was the only one to provide whatever information he had about the kidnappers, the case has reached a dead end”, he added.
The SHO of the Sector 11 police station said both the cops had reached a dead end in both incidents though investigations were on. He said they were trying their best to trace the missing links to unravel the mystery behind the incidents and would take stern action against whoever is found to be involved in them.
Mani Majra resident held for molesting woman
Chandigarh, October 26
Mobile phone stolen Rupinder Kaur of Phase V, Mohali reported someone had stolen his mobile phone from the Sector 32 Government Medical College & Hospital on October 6. A case of theft has been registered.
Rupinder Kaur of Phase V, Mohali reported someone had stolen his mobile phone from the Sector 32 Government Medical College & Hospital on October 6. A case of theft has been registered.
Liquor seized The police arrested Kulwinder Singh of Mohali near Mount Carmel School in Sector 47 this afternoon while allegedly carrying 15 cartons of country made liquor. A case under the Excise Act has been registered.
The police arrested Kulwinder Singh of Mohali near Mount Carmel School in Sector 47 this afternoon while allegedly carrying 15 cartons of country made liquor. A case under the Excise Act has been registered.
House burgled Mohinder Singh of Sector 39D reported someone had stolen cash Rs 15,000, a gold chain, kitty set, gold ring, two pairs of gold earrings, two gold lockets, two gold bangles and other articles from his house between October 24 and 26. A case has been registered.
Mohinder Singh of Sector 39D reported someone had stolen cash Rs 15,000, a gold chain, kitty set, gold ring, two pairs of gold earrings, two gold lockets, two gold bangles and other articles from his house between October 24 and 26. A case has been registered.
Drinking at public place The police arrested Amit Bansal, a resident of Sector 10, and his friend Sahil on charges of consuming liquor at a public place near Aroma Hotel in Sector 22 in the wee hours of Sunday. A case has been registered.
The police arrested Amit Bansal, a resident of Sector 10, and his friend Sahil on charges of consuming liquor at a public place near Aroma Hotel in Sector 22 in the wee hours of Sunday. A case has been registered.
Man held for thefts
Mohali, October 26
A case under Sections 380, 411 and 454 of the IPC has been registered against the accused.
Chandigarh, October 26
Displaying good skills and coordination, the CPFA boys dominated the game and shot into the lead in the 10th minute when Gurdarshan found the St Xavier’s goalkeeper Naman off guard.
On resumption, the CPFA boys doubled the victory margin as Lovepreet capitalised on a centre from the right flank and directed the ball into the goal.
The CPFA boys could have won by a bigger margin had they converted all chances that came their way.
St Xavier’s goalkeeper Naman and CPFA’s Lovepreet were cautioned for rough play.
In a group A encounter, propped up by a fine brace by Karan, Ryan International School, Sector 49, began their campaign with a bang by trouncing Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10, 3-0.
Karan opened his team’s account in the ninth minute and completed his brace in the 45 th minute. In the meantime, Piyush had made it 2-0 in the 19th minute. GMSSS-10 Rajan was shown the yellow card for rough play.
Also, a brilliant goal by Jashanpal Singh helped Mount Carmel School, Sector 47, eke out a narrow 1-0 verdict against Tribune Model School in a group B match.
The all-important goal was scored in the 19th minute. Jashanpal Singh capitalised on a defensive lapse on the part of Tribune Model School goalkeeper Shubham who failed to collect a cross from the right flank and Jashanpal booted home the winner in a fine style.
Shubham was cautioned for collecting the ball outside the box in the 34th minute.
Mount Carmel’s Tarandeep was cautioned for rough play and his colleague Saurabh Thakur was cautioned for ungentlemanlike behavior in the 29th minute.
St Joseph School of Sector 44 played truant as they did not turn up for their match against Saupin’s School, Sector 32, in a Group C encounter.
Earlier, Coca Cola representative Divjot Singh inaugurated the tournament.
Tomorrow’s fixtures: Group A: St Stephen’s vs Govt MSSS-19 (12 noon); group C: Shishu Niketan Model School-22 vs DAVSSS-8 (9 am); group D: St Anne’s-32 vs St Kabir-26 (10 am); and St John’s School-26 vs The Banyan Tree School-48 (11 am).
National School Games
Chandigarh, October 26
Keerat won one gold in individual apparatus ribbon and two silver medals in rope and hoop events of the gymnastics championship while Sadichha bagged one gold (Hoop) and bronze medal (Rope) whereas Prabhjot got gold (Rope), silver (Ball) and two bronze medals (ribbon and hoop).
In the artistic gymnastic under the 19 (girls) team championship, Maharashtra with 201.15 points bagged the first position while Punjab (191.09) got the second position whereas Tripura (187.45) and West Bengal (183.70) points secured the third and fourth position, respectively.
Shankanika of West Bengal (47.65) got the first position and T Shanbagha of Tamil Nadu (45.30) and Ashwani of Maharashtra (41.70) points secured second and third position.
Meanwhile, the Chandigarh U-19 boys Softball team won gold medal defeating Madhya Pradesh in the played here today. Punjab and Delhi secured the third and fourth place, respectively.
Similarly in the U-17 softball event, the local boys team got the first position defeating Delhi. Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra got the third and fourth place, respectively.
In sabre individual (Fenching U-19 Boys) event, M Meghanathan of Manipur bagged the gold medal by defeating his teammate T. Robinson. K Sathish and Rahul Fardol of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra, respectively, secured the third position.
In the rhythmic gymnastic (U-19) team events, Punjab got the first position by getting 116.75 points while Maharashtra with 112.80 and Delhi with 88.45 points secured second and third position, respectively.
Final results of gymnastic events Under 14 (boys)
Parallel Bars: 1-Moho Boby (UP), 2-Aditya Kadam(Mah), 3-Prem Patil (Mah) and 4-Sunny (Delhi)
Pommel Horse: 1-Moho (UP), 2-Anubhav (WB), 3-Aditya Kadam (Mah) and 4-Akshay Dorle (Mah).
Roman rings : 1-Vikash (UP), 2-Aditya Kadam (Mah), 3-Moho (UP) and 4-Suman Haldar (WB).
Final results of artistic gymnastics U-17 Boys:
Roman Rings: 1-V.Kasula (AP), 2-Abhijeet (Mah), 3-Debashish (WB) and 4-Subhankar (Tripura).
Pommel Horse : 1-Sidharth (UP), 2-Rajan (Har), 3-Ahijeet (Mah) and Subhankar (Trip).
Parrallel Bars : 1-Abhijeet (Mah), 2-Parveen (Har), 3- Subhankar (Trip) and 4-Sidharth (UP).
Final results of artistic gymnastics U-19 Boys:
Roman Rings : 1-Rakesh (Ori), 2-Gubinda (WB), 3-Manpreet (PB) and 4-B.Lakhan (AP).
Pommel Horse: 1-Manpreet (PB), 2-Razil (UP), 3-Akshat (Mah) and 4-Rakesh (Ori).
Parallel Bars : 1-Gubinda (WB), 2-Manpreet (PB), 3-H.Srisai and 4-Saurav (UP).
Final results of artistic gymnastics U-17 Girls :
Balancing Beam : 1-B.Aruna (AP), 2-Mandira (WB), 3-Nishta (UP) and 4-Rucha (Mah).
Uneven Bars : 1- Rucha (Mah), 2-Mandira (WB), 3-Sangeeta (PB) and 4-B.aruna (AP).
Ludhiana college claim title
Chandigarh, October 26
Sandeep of GNC, Narangwal, scored the first goal for his team in the 33rd minute while Gurjinder Singh scored the second goal within four minutes after the game was started after the half-time.
Harvinder scored third goal in the 63rd minute. MGKMSS College also tried their best, however, its players failed to convert the moves into goal during the 90 minutes game.
In another hockey match at the Sector 42 Hockey Stadium, Government College Sector 11 was crushed by the local SGGS College by 15-0.
Players of GC could be seen just following the SGGS players who dribbled past their opponents without any hurdles and scored 12 goals in the
Rupinder and Ranbir Singh were the main scorers for SGGS College, who scored three goals each in the one sided match.
The SGGS player played an attacking game from the start as Harinder scored the first goal in the second minute and soon after Rupinder scored two consecutive goals in the 11th and 18th minutes. He also scored another goal in the 50th minute of the second half. Ranbir also scored three goals in 25th, 36th and 44 minute of the game.
The other scorers for the SGGS team were Jagjit in 13th minute, Preetinder in 19th and 20th minute while Ameet and Harmanpreet scored one goal each in 21st and 24th minute.
Similarly, Amanpreet, Dupinder and Gurdeep scored one goal each in 38th, 45th and 65th minutes of the game, respectively.
In the second match played on the same grounds, ILR Government College, Dhudike, drubbed PU campus, Chandigarh, by 7-1.
Playing an aggressive game from the start, ILRG’s Varinder scored the first goal against the GC in the second minute while Rajinder scored second goal in the 14th minutes. Amandeep scored maximum two goals for his team. He scored the first goal in the 28th minute and soon after Harwinder shot another goal in the 30th minute of the game.
Jaspreet was the only player from PU who had scored a lone goal for his team in the 11th minute of the game.
When the game started after the half time, ILRG’s player continued attacking and scored the fourth goal in the 49th minute of the game.
Charanjit and Kanwaljit also scored one goal each in the 63rd and 64th minute, respectively.