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Bee sting kills ex-Army officer 
Tribune News Service

Ambala, December 15
A retired Army officer died here yesterday after being stung by bees. He was playing golf when he was attacked by the bees at the Kharga Golf Course.

The deceased, identified as Col Satinder Singh Sandhu, was a resident of Defence Colony here and was an avid golfer. Yesterday around 5 pm while playing at the green, he was attacked by bees. Sandhu was rushed to the Military Hospital. According to doctors, he succumbed to a kind of shock caused due to the bee sting.

Doctors at the hospital said in such cases the patient was administered anti-allergic immediately. However, in this case they were not given much reaction time.

Terming the incident unfortunate, an Army spokesperson stated that such incidents were rare. However, the matter would be looked into, he added. 



Non-lifting of paddy worries commission agents 
Surinder Bhardwaj

Bassi Pathana, December 15
Commission agents at Sanghol and Khamano have been running from pillar to post to get paddy bags lifted from their shops.

Lakhs of paddy bags procured by various government procurement agencies have been lying in these mandis since October. Commission agents alleged that all their representations to officials concerned have gone futile. They alleged that officials of the procurement agencies act as per the wishes of a powerful rice miller of the area. Agencies neither lift the procured paddy nor shift it to some other place.

They said though the Chief Minister and his colleagues were in Khamano today, nobody bothered to lend ears to their grievances. They said paddy bags belonging to PUNSUP, Markfed, Ware Housing Corporation and Punjab Agro were lying in open. Kewaljit Singh Bhullar, owner of Bhullar and Brothers, in a letter to CM, ministers and DMs of the department concerned has alleged that of the 21164 bags purchased by PUNSUP from his shop on November 14, only 8712 bags had been lifted, whereas nearly 12452 bags were lying in his shop. He said, “As per the law, procurement agency is suppose to lift procured paddy within 72 hours.” He said around 7809 bags were lying at his another shop Amrit & Co. He urged the DM, PUNSUP, to make payment so that due payments of farmers could be made. He alleged that officials of procurement agencies danced to the tune of the powerful rice miller and worked as per his dictates.



Residents nab car lifter
Tribune News Service

Rajpura, December 15
A man was nabbed by Rajpura residents near Shastri market for stealing a car and was handed over to the police today.

According to the police, the accused had stolen an Innova of a Mandi Gobidngarh-based businessman around one week ago. The accused has been identified as Vikramjeet Singh, a resident of Mandi Gobindgarh.

The police officials said Vikramjeet had worked as the driver of the Innova for nearly one week. However, one day he took the car without informing the businessman in Mandi Gobindgarh.

The car owner then approached family members of the driver and informed them about the misdeeds of Vikramjeet. The family members said they had disowned Vikramjeet a long time ago as he indulged in nefarious activities.

The car owner then lodged a complaint at Mandi Gobindgarh police station and efforts were made to trace the stolen vehicle.

Some friends of the businessman informed him that the driver was seen in Rajpura with the stolen car. They also told him that the driver had put a fake registration number on the vehicle and was seen in Rajpura markets quite often. The owner of the Innova saw the driver sitting in the car today in one of the markets.

However, he fled and ran towards Shastri market after throwing away the keys of the vehicle. The businessman ran after him and the onlookers too chased Vikramjeet and caught him after much difficulty with the help of shopkeepers.

He was handed over to the police. The accused was later taken away by the Mandi Gobindgarh police.



Disaffiliation of 187 schools
Patiala schools to remain closed today
Tribune News Service

Patiala, December 15
In order to protest against the cancellation of affiliations of 25 schools of Patiala by the Punjab School Education Board, all affiliated schools of the district remained close today. The Patiala district president of the Punjab Affiliated Schools Association, Hardev Singh, said all schools had taken this decision unanimously because they were concerned about the future of 13,000 Patiala students and would not allow the board to play with it.

“The schools will remain close tomorrow also and even then if the board authorities do not cooperate, further course of action will be chalked out. This cancellation is a major setback to school students and their parents and we will take every possible action to provide them justice,” he added.

Vipin, member of the association, said: “Talks with the authorities were on and further action would be decided only after tomorrow. Board’s action has not only left the future of thousands of students in lurch, but is a major cause of concern for their parents and we will stand by them in all circumstances.”

The Punjab School Education Board has cancelled the affiliation of 187 schools of Punjab, including 25 schools of Patiala district. The board had earlier demanded an affidavit from all affiliated schools regarding the payment of salaries of the teaching staff by checks in accordance with basic government grades. However, these schools did not submit any affidavits and as a result the board cancelled their affiliations.



Four-year-old raped in Sector 35
Sanjay Bumbroo
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 15
In a bizarre incident, an unidentified person raped a four-year-old child near a park located in the residential areas of Sector 35 here today. The police after getting the medical examination on the victim has registered a case against the unidentified person.

According to police sources, Shashi (name changed), a resident of Burail, had gone to a Sector 35 house along with her child and left the victim in a park in the locality from where the accused took her away by offering her toffee. The other women from Burail, who work in the residential area, also keep their children in the park when they engage themselves in household chores.

When the victim’s mother returned to the park after completing her job at around 11.30 am she found that her baby was bleeding profusely. Her 6-year-old nephew, who was also present in the park told her that the child was weeping as an uncle had beaten her. Shashi could not understand his story at the first instance and when she saw her daughter bleeding, she immediately informed the police.

The SHO of Sector 36 police station Aulakh Singh said that suspicion of rape occurred at the first instance and the doctor confirmed the rape after the medical examination of the victim was conducted immediately in the hospital. A case under relevant sections of the IPC has been registered 
against the unidentified accused, he added.

He said that as per information gathered from the children present in the park, some facts had come to light. The children said a person had come to the park and kept on looking here and there for some time and lured the victim with a toffee and took her away to the nearby government residential area. He raped the victim there.

The SHO said that the children had told the police that the accused was aged between 22-23 years and he was medium in height. He said the investigation was on and the police was keeping a watch on persons, who were in the same age group and were having the same height.



Head constable jailed for bribe
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 15
The desire to earn a meagre Rs 500 through bribe landed a head constable of the UT police in jail today.

Head constable Balwinder Singh was sentenced to three years imprisonment in addition to being fined with Rs 8,000 by the Additional District and Sessions Judge Raj Rahul Garg 
for demanding a bribe of Rs 500.

In the matter that dates back to August 2000, the head constable was arrested for accepting a bribe of Rs 500 from Rajinder Singh Bhasin of 
Sector 22-B.

According to the police, the cop, who was posted in the PCR, demanded a bribe from the complainant and was caught red handed in a raid conducted by then ASP (central), Dr Sagar Preet Hooda. 



8 held for stealing laptop
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 15
The police arrested 8 persons on the complaint of Sheena, a resident of the Sector 5, for beating/threatening besides stealing her laptop and registered a case under Sections 147,148,149,323,506 and 379 of the IPC against them . Those arrested include Avtar Singh, Robin Josaf, Jasbir Singh Dutta, Harwinder Singh, Rahul, Pankaj Kumar, Vivek Kumar, Rajiv Kumar and Ravi Kumar, all resident of the city. The police is investigating the case.

One held for begging

The city police has arrested Behri, a resident of Leema Kapasat village in Rajasthan, for begging near the DC Office, Sector 17, yesterday. A case under Section 3 of the Prevention of Beggar Act 1971 has been registered against him at Sector 17 police station.

Office bag stolen

Raman Bajaj, a resident of Sector 36, reported that some one had stolen his office bag containing documents from his car No. CH-03-W-6501. The car was parked on the front side of Amar & Sons showroom in Sector-22 yesterday. The thieves broke open the glass of the car and took away the bag. A case under Section 379 of the IPC has been registered at police station in Sector 17, and the police was investigating the case.

1 held for stealing motorcycle

The city police has arrested Kulwant Singh, a resident of Balongi (Mohali), near the 35/36 light point, after Bhupinder Sharma, a resident of Sector 37 B, lodged a complaint with the police that the accused had stolen his motorcycle No. CH-03-X-5243 from near Malwa Tyre Sector-22 yesterday. The police is investigating the case.

Rs 40,000 stolen

Surinder Mohan Mahajan, resident of Sector-21, reported that someone had stolen Rs 40,000 cash, 2 mobile phones and 15 suits and sarees from the said SCO on the intervening night of December 13,14. A case under Sections 380and 457 of the IPC has been registered at the Sector 19 police station and the investigation is on.

3 booked for beating

The Mani Majra police has registered a case under Sections 341,323,506 and 34 of the IPC against Sonu, Monu and Chhatu for beating and threatening Ganju, a resident of Vikas Nagar Mauli Jagran, yesterday. The police is investigating the case.

2 held, released on bail

The police arrested Bhola Ram, a resident of colony No. 5, yesterday for possessing 12 bottles of country wine. A case under Sections 61,1and 14 of the IPC has been registered at Sector 34 police station. Later, accused was released on bail and the investigation is on. In a similar case, the Sector 39 police has arrested Raju, a resident of Sector 38, and recovered 5 bottles of country wine from his possession. The police has released the accused on bail after registering a case against him.

Three held for threatening

Ramanjit Singh, a resident of New Abadi Maloya, has filed a complaint in the Sector 39 police station against Ram Singh and Dharam Singh, residents of the same locality on the complaint of for threatening and damaging the household articles in his house yesterday. The police has arrested both accused and the investigations were on. The Sector 31 police has arrested Rajesh Kumar, alias Gorkha, a resident of Ram Darbar, on the complaint of Kamlesh Rani, a resident of Phase 2, Ram Darbar. The complainant has alleged that the accused had entered her house last evening and threatened her with dire consequences after beating her. A case under Sections 323, 354, 448 and 506 of the IPC has been registered and the police is investigating the case.



Paramjit books berth in final
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 15
Paramjit and Chandra Pati of Chandigarh have entered the final and semifinals, respectively, in the 17th Senior Men and 4th Senior Women North Zone Boxing Championship being held at PMLSD Public School, Sector 32, here today.In the 48-kg category, Paramjeet beat Yoginder of Haryana by RSC OC by points, while Chandra Pati beat Suman Devi of Jammu and Kashmir by RSC OC round I.

Results: Semifinal (men):

51 kg: Sunil (Har) beat Mukesh (CHD), while Sunil Kumar (PB) beat Kushal Kumar (HP).

54 kg: Devinder (Har) beat Anil Kumar (CHD) and Deepak Bains (PB) beat Sahil (J&K).

57 kg: Inderjeet (CHD) beat Sandeep (J&K), while Bajrang (Har) beat Gagandeep Kumar (PB).

60 kg: Karambir (CHD) beat Rohit Kumar (J&K) and Amarjeet (Har) beat Neeraj Goyal (HP).

64 kg: Vikas Dhayia (CHD) beat Kamal Shashi (J&K) and Satguru Singh (PB) beat Tek Chand (HP).

69 kg: Kamalpal Singh (PB) beat Ajay Kumar (HP), while Vijay (Har) beat Naresh Kumar (HP).

75 kg: Manjit Singh (Har) beat Virender Kumar (HP) and Suresh (Har) beat Sarabjeet Singh (HP).

81 kg: Sham Yadav (CHD) got walkover as Digvijay (HP) could not present himself in the semifinal match today and Parminder Singh (PB) beat Sanjay Kumar (HP).

+91 kg: Manjeet (PB) beat Rohit (CHD).

Quarterfinal (women):

57 kg: Pairtra (Har) beat Neha Choudhary (J&K) and Sunita (HP) beat Mafia (PB).

60 kg: Chandra Pati (CHD) beat Suman Devi (J&K) and Pooja (Har) beat Neetu (HP).

69 kg: Subhadhara (HP) beat Rajni (PB).

75 kg: Kavita (Har) beat Tejinder Kaur (CHD), while Sonam Yadav (HAR) beat Sandeep Kaur (PB).



SD College pip GC-46

Chandigarh, December 15
In a one-sided match, GGDSD College, Chandigarh, beat Government College, Sector 46, by 10-0 in the Panjab University Inter-College Baseball (Men) Tournament held at PU grounds here today.

SD College’s Rupinder and Mohinder scored two points each, while Sourav, Amit, Rajesh, Vaneet, Mandeep and Rajeev scored one point each to defeat GC-46 in the match being played on the knockout basis. — TNS



Suraj, Vanshika enter U-18 quaterfinal
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 15
Suraj Beniwal and Vanshika Sawhney have reached the U-18 boys and girls quarterfinal singles of the AITA Talent Series Tournament being held at the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association courts here today.

In the boys’ event, Benipal, CLTA trainee, blanked Hardeep Singh Sandhu from Punjab 6-0, 6-0, while Garry S Amor had a straight win over Kamal Kishore Maderana 6-2, 6-3. In the girls’ event, Vanshika of CLTA upset sixth seed Padamja Gawande, CLTA trainee from Maharashtra, 6-4, 6-1.


Girls U-14 second round:

Charvi Saxsena (Chandigarh) beat Valentina Shekar (Karnataka) 6-2, 6-2; Padamaja Gawande (Maharashtra) beat Neelanchal Gupta (Chandigarh); Kavita Mishra (Maharashtra) beat Nimrat Walia (Chandigarh) 6-4, 6-2; Nikita Bishnoi (Chandigarh) beat Prinkle Singh (J&K) 6-1, 6-2; Pooja Morya (Punjab) beat Shriya Kalia (Himachal Pradesh) 6-3, 6-2; Simerjeet Kaur (Punjab) beat Rubani Singh (Chandigarh) 6-4, 6-3; Harsimran Kaur (Haryana) beat Nandini Sharma (Chandigarh) 6-4, 3-6, 6-0; Shrishty Dhanda (Haryana) ) beat Karishma Mehta (Chandigarh) 6-3, 6-1.

Boys U-14 second round:

Hardeep Singh Sandhu (Punjab) beat Abhishek Verma (Punjab) 6-3, 7-5; Jajbir Singh (Punjab) beat Rahul Seth (Chandigarh) 6-3, 6-2; Sachin Kumar (Chandigarh) beat Raghav Talwar (Chandigarh) 6-2, 6-4; Dheer Anush Bhatti (Chandigarh) beat Paramveer Singh (Punjab) 6-3, 6-1; Rahul BS (Karnataka) beat Andrew Pradeep (Chandigarh) 6-4, 6-4; Dalwinder Singh (Punjab) beat Shrey Gupta (Haryana) 6-2, 6-1; Sumit Pal Singh (Chandigarh) beat Jotpal Singh (Punjab) 3-6 6-2, 6-2; Ankush Arora (Punjab) beat Sheetij Chhillar (Delhi) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.

Girls U-18 second round:

Gundeep Kaur (Punjab) beat Shriya Kalia (Himachal Pradesh) 6-0, 6-0; Jaspreet Kaur (Punjab) beat Charvi Saxsena (Chandigarh) 6-3, 6-2; Kavita Mishra (Maharashtra) beat Sripriya Sarraf (Bihar); Priyanka Rawat (Uttarakhand) beat Simerjeet Kaur (Punjab) 6-4, 6-2; Harkirat K Bains (Chandigarh) beat Harsimran Kaur (Haryana) 6-0, 6-3; Vanshika Sawhney (Chandigarh) beat Padamaja Gawande (Maharashtra) 6-4, 6-1; Nandini Sharma (Chandigarh) beat Nikita Bishnoi (Chandigarh) 7-6 (4), 7-6 (8), 6-4; Nikita (Chandigarh) beat Priya Singh (Rajasthan) 6-1, 6-1.

Boys U-18 second round:

Garry S Amor (Chandigarh) beat Kamal K Maderana (Rajasthan) 6-2, 6-3; Sonam Phuntsok (Himachal Pradesh) beat Ranjeet Singh (Chandigarh) 6-2, 6-3; Atul Sri Patel (Uttar Pradesh) beat Taranbir Singh (Punjab) 6-1, 6-2; Manoj (Haryana) beat Resham Singh (Haryana) 7-5, 6-4; Suraj Beniwal (Haryana) beat Hardeep S Sandhu (Punjab) 6-0, 6-0; Fatehdeep Singh (Punjab) beat Harpreet Singh (Punjab) 6-2, 6-0; Nischay Rawal (Chandigarh) beat Trivesh Singh (Delhi) 6-1, 6-4; Manish Kumar (Delhi) beat Tushar Jaitly (Punjab) 6-4, 7-6 (14).

Boys U-18 doubles

First round:

Garry S Amor (Chandigarh), Sonam Phuntsok (Himachal Pradesh) beat Tushar Jaitly (Punjab) and Varun Chawla (Chandigarh) 4-0, 4-0; Atul Sri Patel (Uttar Pradesh), Suraj Beniwal (Haryana) beat Ranjeet Singh (Chandigarh) and Dipanshu Garg (Haryana) 4-1, 5-4; Nischay Rawal (Chandigarh) and Manoj (Haryana) beat Hardeep Singh (Punjab) and Jajbir Singh (Punjab) 4-1, 5-3; Prithvi Kanda (Punjab) and Harpreet Singh (Punjab) beat Manish Kumar (Delhi) and Trivesh Singh (Delhi) 5-4 (1), 4-0, 11-9; Sean Yip (Chandigarh) and Kuwar S Tater (Rajasthan) beat Anupam Chhetri (Chandigarh) and Taranbir Singh (Chandigarh) 3-5, 4-1, 10-8; Aviraj Kamboj (Chandigarh) and Kamal K Maderana (Rajasthan) beat Dalwinder Singh (Punjab) and Jotpal Singh (Punjab) 4-0, 4-1; Fatehdeep Singh (Punjab) and Bhavtaranpreet Singh (Chandigarh) beat Rahul BS (Karnataka) and Sachin Kumar (Chandigarh) 4-1, 4-1; Resham Singh (Haryana) and Sohrab Kunwar (Punjab) beat Deepak Thapar (Punjab) and Samarth 4-2, 4-1.



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