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2 booked for obscene MMS

Ropar, May 21
Two persons have been booked at the Chamkaur Sahib police station for making obscene MMS of a woman and circulating the same in society thereby defaming her.

The accused have been identified as Ram Singh of Deep Nagar, Mane Majra, Chamkaur Sahib, and Manpreet Singh from Bhurde road, Chamkaur Sahib. In her complaint to the police, the victim, a native of Barhi Bagli area of Khanna and currently living in a rented accommodation at Chamkaur Sahib, said the accused intoxicated her and raped her. She said the accused clicked her obscene pictures, converted them into the MMS and circulated. — TNS




T20 cricket meet begins
Our Correspondent

Ambala, May 21
The Police DAV Cricket Academy, Ambala City, in collaboration with the Youth Cricket Council, Chandigarh, organised the Hot Weather T20 Cricket Tournament, which began at Police DAV Public School here today.

In his inaugural speech, district sports official Subhash Sharma remarked that sports and games were essential part of the school education, which was required for holistic development of a child.

School principal Vikas Kohali stressed that it was sports, which inculcated discipline, character, confidence, cooperation, team work and team spirit in a child.

Cricket council general secretary KM Tiwari said teams from Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi were participating in the tournament. The T20 tournament will conclude on May 24.



Local wrestler makes it to Russia
Our Correspondent

Dera Basssi, May 21
Wrestler Jagmit Singh Lucky of Issapur village on Wednesday left for Russia to participate in an international wrestling competition. He will participate in the wrestling competition from May 21 to 24 in Russian city Kjack.

Coach Darshan Lal told that Lucky would participate in the competition of 120 kilogram category. Notably, Jagmit Singh Lucky won a gold medal in Delhi last month by defeating Pankaj of Maharashtra.



Relief for ’84 riot-affected candidate
Gets permission to undergo selection process for MBA

Chandigarh, May 21
Justice Permod Kohli of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed Panjab University to allow a ’84 riot-affected candidate to participate in the selection process for MBA course in University Business School (UBS).

His result will be kept in a sealed cover.

The candidate, Manpreet Singh, in his petition filed through his counsel Parminder Singh Grewal had stated that earlier his father had a business in Delhi, but the family was uprooted during the 1984 riots.

Referring to a notification issued by the Punjab government in 1991, and a circular on university reservation policy issued in 2004, the petitioner said there was a provision of reservation of seats for the riot-affected candidates.

Manpreet Singh had appeared and qualified the Common Admission Test for admission in MBA at PU. — TNS



4 booked for assaulting youth
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 21
The police has booked a group of youngsters on the charges of assaulting a boy in Mani Majra on Thursday.

Rakesh Kumar, a resident of New Indira Colony, Mani Majra, filed a complaint with the police alleging that Raja, Babbu, Vijay and Dharampal Ghel had assaulted and threatened his nephew Raju yesterday at Indira Colony. Raju was injured and was admitted to the Mani Majra public health centre. The police has arrested Dharampal Ghel.

Car stolen

Suman Preet Kaur Sekhon, a resident of Sector 3, filed a complaint with the police alleging that someone had stolen her car (CH-03-R-9202) from DAV College, Sector 10, yesterday. A case has been registered.

House burgled

Manu Sharma, a resident of Sector 49, reported to the police alleging that someone had stolen a camera, a wrist watch, a mobile phone and a gold chain from his residence yesterday after breaking open the locks. A case has been registered.



Truck driver killed in mishap
Tribune Reporters

Zirakpur, May 21
A 25-year-old truck driver died after being hit by an unidentified vehicle near the sales tax barrier on the Zirakpur-Ambala highway here this evening. The deceased was identified as Rajesh Kumar, a resident of Bihar. The incident took place at around 9.30 pm when Rajesh was crossing the road. A speeding vehicle coming from the Chandigarh side hit him. He fell down on the road and died on the spot.

The body would be handed over to the family after the post-mortem tomorrow. A case has been registered against the driver of unknown vehicle.

Train collides with car

A major tragedy was averted when a Maruti car left on the railway track by an unknown person was hit by Kalka mail on the Ambala-Kalka railway track near Dhakoli village on Thursday night. The train got delayed by more than an hour.

According to the railway police, the incident took place around 1.30 am, when the driver of the Maruti car, who had come to attend a wedding at a nearby marriage palace, lost his way and turned the car towards the forest area. While he was crossing the railway track, tyres of the car got stuck on the track and on seeing a train coming towards the car, the driver fled from the spot.

The train collided with the car. However, nobody was injured in the incident.

The train driver informed the railway police, who reached the spot and removed the car from the track. The driver has been booked under the Railway Act.


Thieves decamp with gold jewellery worth lakhs of rupees and cash after breaking into a bank employee’s house at Skynet Enclave located on the Zirakpur-Patiala highway on Thursday.

Satish Kumar, a resident of Skynet Enclave, said he was at his office and his wife had gone to see a doctor when the incident occurred.

On return, they found 4 tolas jewellery and cash missing from the house. A case has been registered in this connection.


A 16-year-old girl committed suicide at her residence in Sukhna Colony, Bishanpura village, here on Thursday night.

The investigating official stated that the girl hanged herself from a ceiling.

The girl was said to be under stress and had given up studying. The body of the girl was handed over to the family after an autopsy.

The police said an inquest proceeding had been initiated after recording statement of the deceased’s mother.

Forgery case against NRI couple

Dera Bassi: The police has registered a case of forgery against an NRI couple, Sanjiv Malik and his wife Rajshri Malik, residents of Uttam Nagar, Delhi, for allegedly making illegal documents in the name of company and selling its land.

The complaint was lodged by Rajesh Kumar Sharma, director of Gang Hotels Private Limited.

According to police sources, the complainant alleged that both were terminated from the designations of company directors for illegal activities in England. The complainant alleged that the duo had formed company in the same name by making illegal documents. They had sold the land of company at Ram Pur Kalan village.

The police said the suspects had been booked under various Sections of the IPC.

Man dies on way to health centre

KALKA: A 32-year-old man was found in an unconscious state from opposite the Pinjore police station today. Some of the passersby noticed him and informed the police, which rushed him to the Pinjore primary health centre where doctors referred him to the Kalka community health centre. The doctors after reaching there declared him brought dead.

Police sources revealed that the deceased was wearing blue jeans and white shirt and was carrying a briefcase, which was lying near him. It seemed that the deceased hailed from Himachal Pradesh. The police is investigating the case.

Articles worth Rs 20 lakh gutted

Articles of more than Rs 20 lakh were gutted in fire today, which broke out at Malhotra Cloth House in Rajjipur village. Police sources revealed that the incident took place in the morning due to short circuit.


DERA BASSI: The Dera Bassi police today stated that the yesterday’s incident of looting was, in fact, a case of cheating. DSP Dera Bassi JS Khera said it was not a case of looting and the police was trying to enquire about the policemen, who made away with Rs 54 lakh.

According to information, around 26 acres of land in Kauli Majra was purchased by Ramesh Chand in 2005. But at the time of registry, landowner Jasbir did not turn up.

Ramesh Chand approached the court and got a stay on the land in 2006. But not paying any heed to the court orders, a Panchkula-based, Suresh Baweja, bought the land. Baweja said he had filed a complaint against Kanwaljit Singh Sidhu of Mohali and Kuldip Singh of Gulab Garh.

He alleged that cops happened to be the gunmen of some influential officials known to Kanwaljit Sidhu and they made away with the profit money. — OC



Harsh, Karan shine in golf tour
Our Golf Correspondent

Chandigarh, May 21
Harsh Gangwar of Chandi Mandir and Chandigarh’s Karandeep Kochar finished second and third, respectively, in Category C (12-14 years) of the Toyota Etios Junior Golf Tour that concluded on the par-70 greens of the Ootacumund Golf Club in Ooty today.

These were the only two good performances by golfers of the region in the third leg of the official Junior Tour sanctioned by the Indian Golf Union.

Although Harsh, at the second slot, finished a good 17 strokes behind Viraj Madappa (Kolkata), who clinched the C Category title at 301, Chandi Mandir golfer played a good one over 71 card on the final day to overtake Karandeep Kochar for the second slot with a four-day tally of 318. Karandeep played a 76 card to finish at 321.

Pauline wins title

Chandigarh: Pauline JM Singh carded a nett 71 score to win the May Medal Round of the Ladies Golf Competition played on the par-72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club here on Friday. Finishing two strokes behind in the gold and silver division of the monthly event was Hema Bed at 73 nett.Kiran BM Singh clinched the title in the bronze division returning a nett score of 75.



FIFA World Cup
Sarfaraz to represent city
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 21
Sarfaraz Singh Lega of St John’s School has become the flag bearer in the FIFA World Cup to be held in South Africa. He is the only selected candidate from the city and was selected on Sunday on the basis of skills based on football. He set the best timing of 9.85 seconds to complete the given skill task.

The selection procedure was held by Adidas, the official sponsor of the FIFA World Cup 2010.



Vikram, Tamanna clinch golds
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 21
Vikram Brar and Tamanna Brar of Vivek High School clinched gold medals in the State Sub Junior and Challenger Rowing Championship held at Sukhna lake recently.

Vikram Brar won two gold medals, one in coaxless pairs and one in coxless fours. Tamanna Brar won a gold medal in single sculls. Both of them have been selected for the 13th sub junior and 14th Challenger National Rowing Championship to be held at Roorkee (Uttarakhand) from May 30.



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