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10-yr-old girl killed in accident
Our Correspondent

Ambala, February 12
A 10-year-old girl Muskan died in a road accident on the Ambala-Chandigarh road near Baldev Nagar at Ambala City today noon while going to Shiv Temple along with her parents. Her sister Jiyoti also sustained serious injuries and was referred to the PGI, Chandigarh.

According to information, Muskan and Jiyoti were going to Shiv Temple located on the Ambala-Chandigarh road along with their family members.

A Honda City car coming from Chandigarh side hit the girls. Muskan died on the spot, while Jiyoti sustained head injury and was rushed to the Civil Hospital at Ambala City.

Since she sustained the head injury, doctors on duty referred her to the PGI, Chandigarh. The car driver managed to flee from the spot.

Harish Sasan, chairman, municipal council, Ambala City, accompanying the grief stricken family told when Jiyoti was brought to the Civil Hospital, no specialised doctor was present for two hours to attend the patient. He told when he rang the Deputy Commissioner only then a senior doctor came to attend her. He said a new building of the trauma centre was constructed in the Civil Hospital campus but neither the trauma equipment nor specialised doctors were available.

He said he had sent a complaint to the Chief Minister. Meanwhile, the police had registered a case against the unknown driver of Honda City. One of the residents of Baldev Nagar area who was present at the time of accident noted the number of vehicle.

He later informed the details of the car to the police.



Two hurt as cop fires in wedding party
Tribune News Service

An injured man being taken to the Civil Hospital, Rajpura, on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Rajpura, February 12
A Punjab Police constable and a Kurukshetra resident were injured after a Haryana Police constable allegedly fired gunshots at a wedding party in Rajpura today evening.

The incident took place at Mohabbat Palace on the Patiala-Chandigarh road. The police said the bride’s family was from Ajraur and the groom’s relatives were from Kurukshetra. Police officials from Rajpura and Haryana were also among the guests, besides some Armymen on leave, who were dancing to the tunes of different songs in the party.

The trouble started after a dispute between a Haryana police official and another guest over a song. After heated arguments, the Haryana cop allegedly fired gunshots with his service revolver, which hit a Punjab Police constable, identified as Daler Singh and a Kurukshetra resident, Surinder Singh.

Though the police has rounded up the constable and his accomplice, who were also beaten up by other guests after the firing incident, the police did not confirm their arrest.

They were in an inebriated condition, said the police. The police has booked the duo after their medical examination.

The injured were rushed to the Rajpura Civil Hospital from where they were referred to the GMCH-32 in Chandigarh.



Jail inmates celebrate Shivratri
Tribune News Service

Ropar, February 12
Inmates of the Ropar jail today celebrated Shivratri on the jail premises with a cultural programme. Addressing the inmates, SSP LK Yadav said the Punjab government was spending Rs 77 crore on the upgradation of jails in the state. Jail superintendent Rajan Kapoor said the jail was designated as the district jail in 2008 and presently 411 undertrials and convicts live here, including 24 women.

The jail is equipped with modern facilities like library having 1,000 books, a canteen, doctors, pharmacists and other staff members for giving medical services. The jail houses six bedded medical care system. SP (headquarter) Charanjit Kumar inaugurated the system today. Inmates Darshan Singh and his companions started the cultural event with Dev Shiva Var Mohe. Chamkaur Khattra presented religious songs and comedian Rana Ranbir entertained the audience. Singer Bhupinder Gill presented famous song “Jadon tak nachchengi” and others. DSP Ropar Bhupinder Singh Thind, DSP jail Surjit Singh and DSP jail Rajiv Arora were also present.



Stress on interaction between coaches, players

Patiala, February 12
A two-day workshop on “Scientific backup to 2010 Commonwealth Games probables with special reference to kinanthropometric support” was inaugurated by LS Ranawat, executive director, SAI, NS NIS, Patiala.

A documentary on late Dr Ajmer Singh, who donated body for medical advancement, was also screened. Prof (Dr) ML Kamplesh delivered the keynote address and appreciated the efforts of Dr Ajmer Singh in the field of sports. He also stressed upon innovations in sports and called for video taping of events, which would help in checking the mistakes committed by various players during their competitions.

A book titled, “Human body measurements”, by Prof (Dr) SP Singh was also released. Dr Peter Klaus Herm from Germany in his speech highlighted various aspects of kinanthropometric support. Jagmohan Singh, former joint director general, NIS, Patiala, highlighted the need for interaction between coaches and players and talked about mobility and flexibility and stressed upon the need of preparatory development restoration. — TNS



Urs begins at Roza Sharif
Tribune News Service

Fatehgarh Sahib, February 12
Three-day yearly Urs, a Muslim festival, began yesterday at Roza Sharif wherein people in large numbers paid their obeisance. People from various parts of India and adjoining Bangladesh and Afghanistan also visited Roza Sharif.

Khalifa of Roza Sharif, Saiyyad Mohammad Sadik Raza Muzaddi said people visited at the dargah of Hazrad Sheikh Ahmad Faruki on the 400th yearly Urs.

Stringent security arrangements were made by the police, besides providing accommodation for visitors by some NGOs. However, devotees from Pakistan failed to reach the Roza Sharif. It was said the 113 members from Pakistan failed to reach here like last year due to delay in visa.

It was said nearly 200 members were expected to reach Fatehgarh Sahib.



Athletics meet at Chaman
Vatika ends
Our Correspondent

Ambala, February 12
The athletics meet of Chaman Vatika Public School, Ambala City, concluded here yesterday. Senior advocate Aadish Jain was the chief guest.

Gurleen Kaur of Bhabha House was declared the best athlete (junior girls), Pranav Kharbanda of Tagore House was the best athlete (junior boys), Anisha Sharma of Bhabha House was the best athlete (senior girls) and Dinesh Bajaj of Raman House was the best athlete (senior boys).

The Raman House secured the overall first position, RK House, Tagore House and Bhabha House secured the second, third and the fourth position, respectively. The RK House bagged the first position in march past.

The chief guest motivated the students and asked them to put in their best in all fields and declared the closing of the athletics meet.



Bank told to pay Rs 10,000
Our Correspondent

Ambala, February 12
The Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the Ambala branch of the State Bank of India to pay Rs 10,000 to the complainant within 30 days.

The complainant, Aman Handa, had deposited a cheque of Rs 5,000 at the HDFC Bank on July 11, 2008, which was not forwarded by the bank for clearance due to deficiency in services.

President of the forum Shakuntala Dagar has directed the Reserve Bank of India officials to stop customers from dropping cheques into drop boxes kept at banks, which is a wrong practice adopted by a few banks for their own convenience and should be discarded.

She said cheques, along with filled forms, should be stamped and signed by the authorised official of the bank in order to avoid any confusion.



Cyclist killed in road mishap
Tribune News Service

Mohali, February 12
A cyclist, Amar Gir, died after being hit by a speeding car near Shahpur village. The victim along with Bhimsham Gir, were returning to their native village, Shahpur, when the speeding car hit Amar from behind. The victim was declared brought dead at the GMCH, Sector 32, Chandigarh. A case under Section 304 A of the IPC has been registered at the Sohana Police Station.


Pinki, a resident of Phase 7, complained to the police that she was returning home along with children when motorcycle-borne youths snatched her gold chain last evening. A case under Section 382 of the IPC has been registered at Phase 1 police station.


LALRU: The Lalru police arrested one person, who was gambling, and recovered Rs 11,500 from his possession. The arrested person was identified as Jagmal Singh, a resident of Mohalla Garhi, Lalru. The investigating officer stated that a police team raided the lottery bazaar at Lalru, where the accused was arrested. A case has been registered against Jagmal and further investigations have begun.


ZIRAKPUR: Two persons were injured in a head-on collision between a car and a motorcycle on the Zirakpur-Patiala highway near Nabha Sahib Gurdwara here today. The injured have been identified as Jagir Singh and Balkar Singh. The impact of the collision was so great that the car tumbled down on the roadside. The police said a case would be registered after recording the statements of both parties.



Vehicles stolen
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 12
Sandeep, a resident of Ludhiana, reported to the police alleging that someone had stolen his Bullet motorcycle (PB-43-C-7743) from Sector 22 on Wednesday. A case has been registered.

Lalit Jain of Sector 39 reported to the police alleging that someone had stolen his Bolero (PB-03-F-0316) from his residence on February 11 night. A case has been registered.


Parveen Yadav, a resident of Khuda Lahora, was injured after being hit by a car (HR-29-H-0690) driven by BK Gupta of Sector 16, Panchkula, near the PGI on Monday. The victim was admitted to the PGI. A case has been registered.


Somwati, a resident of Mauli Complex, reported to the police alleging that Lakhan and his accomplices had threatened her and stolen some items from her house on February 8. In another incident, the police booked Avtar Singh and Darshana, both residents of Mani Majra, on the complaint of Prem Lal, a resident of Sector 28 who allegedly entered in his house forcibly and threatened him. Two separate cases have been registered.



Scooterist hurt in mishap
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 12
Vishwa Nath, a resident of Sector 41-A, was injured when the scooter he was riding hit a motorcycle coming from the opposite direction near Government College for Girls, Sector 42, late last night. The injured was driving his scooter on the wrong side, said the police.

The police has registered a case against the Vishawa Nath and a motorcyclist, Pawan, under Sections 279 and 337 of the IPC.

Though Vishwa Nath was wearing a helmet, he received serious head injuries and was rushed to the PGI along with Pawan. The condition of Vishwa was stated to be serious as he is reportedly in coma.

The police said Vishwa Nath was coming from the wrong direction near the Sector 42 furniture market after coming out the Sector 42 petrol station. His scooter CH-03-E-1191 was hit by a speeding motorcycle CH-04-7144 driven by Pawan.



PU judokas excel in inter-varsity championship
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 12
Judokas of Panjab University have won three gold medals in the All-India Inter-University Judo Championship for Men, which began at the Panjab University campus here today.

Dr DS Bedi, director principal, Shivalik Public School, Mohali and Chandigarh, inaugurated the championship. The judokas representing 65 universities from all over India are participating in this championship.

In the 60 kg category, Paveen Kumar of PU bagged the first position while in the 73 kg and 81 kg categories, Amandeep and Jaswinder Singh, have bagged the first position respectively.

Final results:

60 kg: 1 Parveen Kumar, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 2 Adsul Ram Dr BA Marathwada University, Aurangabad, 3 Kapil Dev, GNDU, Amritsar, and Parmod Kumar, CCS University, Meerut.

73kg: 1 Amandeep Singh, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 2 Manjeet Singh MD University, Rohtak, 3 Sukhpal Singh, Punjabi University, Patiala, and Sandeep Kurukshetra University.

81kg : 1 Jaswinder Singh Panjab University, Chandigarh, 2 Ren PR, Calicut University, Kozhikode, 3 Rupinder Rishi, Punjabi University, Patiala, and Mridul Baghel Barkatullah University, Bhopal.



Satluj T20 Champions Trophy
St Stephen’s crush DAV-15
Sanjay Bumbroo
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, February 12
An excellent knock of 110 by Udit Hari Mehta enabled St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, reach the final of the Satluj T20 Champions Trophy. St Stephen’s School thrashed DAV School, Sector 15, by 126 runs in the first semifinal match held at Satluj Public School, Sector 4, here today.

Batting first, St Stephen’s-45 amassed 213 runs for the loss of two wickets in their stipulated 20 overs. Udit Hari Mehta (110 not out) and Lovish Bansal (47) were the top scorers for St Stephen’s.

Chasing a victory target of 214 runs, DAV-15 batsmen failed to face the tight and accurate bowling of St Stephen’s who did not allow any liberty to the batsmen. Abhishek Thakur (25 not out) and Anshuman (24) were the only top scorers for DAV-15 who faced the tight bowling with some courage.

For St Stephen’s, Gaurav Singh, Jagpreet Singh and Rishu Chopra demolished the DAV-15 innings by taking two wickets each giving away 13, 19 and 6 runs, respectively. DAV-15 were bundled out for 87 runs in 17.3 overs.

Brief scores:

St Stephen’s-45: 213 for 2 in 20 overs (Udit Hari Mehta 110 not out and Lovish Bansal 47).

DAV-15: All out for 87 in 17.3 overs. (Abhishek Thakur 25 not out, Anshuman 24, Gaurav Singh 2/13, Jagpreet Singh 2/19 and Rishu Chopra 2/6).



Aadil takes lead in junior golf
Our Golf Correspondent

Chandigarh, February 12
Eight-year-old Aadil Bedi of Vivek High School played a 14-over 86 card to take a one-stroke lead over 10-year-old Amrit Lal in the D category on the opening day of the inaugural CGA Junior 2010 Golf Circuit at the Chandigarh Golf Club here today.

Eighty young golfers in the age group of 6-17 years teed off on the par-72 greens of the CGC in which future young champions of the region will fight it out for several titles at stake in the two-day competition.

Aadil Bedi had a five over score at the turn. He lost nine strokes on the back nine for a 14-over card. Feroze Singh Grewal surprised everyone by taking the lead in his first tournament in the B category. He led by three strokes over Pukhraj Gill. In the girls’ division in the same category, Tavleen Batra from Ambala shot an eight over card to take the leader’s place.

In the A category, K Ragav Bhandari took a lead by shooting 73. He led Rishi Arora by three strokes.

In the girls’ division, Vasundara Thiara, Varinda Agarwal, Gurjot Badwal, Tavleen Batra and Gursimar Badwal led in the E, D, C, B and A categories.

The scores:

E category: Girls: Vasundra Thiara 52; boys: Digraj Gill 44, Ekamveer Guron 47, Harhsjeet Sethi 49.

D category: Girls: Varinda Agarwal 103; boys: Aadil Bedi 86, Amrit Lal 87, Adilbir Singh 88.

C category: Girls: Gurjot Badwal 76; boys: Harsh Gangwar 81, Jairaj Sing Sandhu 82, Rohan Kathurai 82.

B category: Girls: Talvleen Batra 80; boys: Feroze Grewal 81, Pukhraj S Grewal 84, Gurnoor Sandhu 84.

E category: Girls: Gursimar Badwal 75; boys: K Ragav Bhandari 73, Rishi Arora 76, Harman Virk 79.



SAI badminton coach returns with glory
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 12
City SAI coach Surinder Mahajan returned with glory as the Indian badminton team won two golds and one silver medal in the Iran Fajr International Badminton Challenge, which concluded in Tehran on February 6.

Giving details of the tournament, Mahajan said B Sai Praneeth of India won two titles when he defeated Kheradmandi of Iran in straight sets 21-18, 21-19 in the final and Pranav Chopra of Ludhiana paired with Sai Praneeth to win the doubles in straights sets 21-18, 21-12 against Ali and K. Mohammadeza. PV Sindhu won the silver medal as she lost to Rie Eto Japnese players in closely contested match in the final, he added.

Mahajan said many top players from Malaysia, Scotland, Japan, Turkey, Iran and other countries participated in this prestigious tournament. Sai Praneeth had won prize money of Rs 1 lakh while Pranav and Sidhu won Rs 50,000 each along with trophies and merits certificates.



Tug-of-War Assn
Gill nominated patron-in-chief
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 12
The Chandigarh Tug-of-War Association has nominated PS Gill, Director-General of Police, Punjab, as patron-in-chief of the Chandigarh Tug-of-War Association.

Stating this in a press release here today, MS Brar, secretary general, Chandigarh Tug-of-War Association, said the association would organise the Chandigarh State-Level Tug-of-War Championship (men and women) in the first week of March.



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