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Ambala, June 13
A seminar on career counselling was organised by Idea Education Academy on its premises here on Sunday, in which Dr RP Bajpai, former Vice-Chancellor of Kurukshetra University, was the chief guest. 

Dr Bajpai discussed about the scope of engineering and medical fields. He also discussed about the preparation of IIT, AIEEE and PMT exams. — TNS



40 girl cadets leave for trekking

Ambala, June 13
A team of 40 girl cadets of the senior and junior wing of the NCC left for trekking on the All-India NCC Trekking Expedition. The trekking expedition is being organised by the NCC Directorate for Punjab and Haryana in Himachal Pradesh.

Tapendra Singh, CO, Haryana (G) BnNCC, Ambala, said the camp will be of 14 days, in which around 1,000 cadets from various states will be participating.

The cadets will have to pass through dense forests, steep ascends through mountain passes and villages, covering the distance of about 90 kms. — TNS



Four houses burgled
Our Correspondent

Ambala, June 13
As many as four theft incidents were reported in Ambala City late last night. The thieves targeted posh colonies like Model Town and Palika Vihar.According to information, thieves decamped with jewellery and cash from a house located in Virat Nagar, near Model Town. The owner of the house, Surjeet Singh, in his complaint to the police said thieves entered the house by breaking the grill of the window. He said the thieves took away jewellery worth Rs 2 lakh and Rs 14,000 in cash.

In Palika Vihar, thieves took away jewellery and cash worth Rs 1 lakh. The owner of the house, Sunil Jolly, informed the police that around six persons entered his house and they locked one of his relatives in a room before taking away cash and jewellery.

In another incident thieves took away jewellery and cash worth lakhs of rupees from a house located in Kanch Ghar. Ravinder Gupta, a bank manager in Punjab, said in his complaint that the thieves entered from the front window of the house. They also took away 850 foreign currencies, which were sent to him by his son.

The thieves also targeted another house of Surender Kumar located in this colony. The thieves took away two mobile phones and cash.

The police has registered four separate cases in this regard. No clue of any of the theft was achieved so far.



Tourist-friendly traffic policy formulated
Tribune News Service

Ropar, June 13
The Ropar police has formulated a tourist friendly policy to check harassment caused to tourists.SSP Ropar, LK Yadav said, “It has come to my notice that vehicles ferrying tourists are often stopped without any reason. At times, traffic cops ask for irrelevant documents apart from permit and vehicle documents from drivers and harass them.”

In a circular issued to traffic police officials, Yadav has directed that no vehicle carrying the tourists will be checked.

When a tourist vehicle violates norms, the area traffic in charge will make a detailed report of the violation on the given performa and submit the same with the area DSP.

This report will mention the name of the vehicle, registration number, address and name of the driver and owner, nature of traffic violations, place and time, etc.

The area DSPs will then decide an action to be taken and send their recommendations to the SSP. The SP (headquarter) has been appointed the nodal officer for this programme.

The district police officials can conduct surprise checks and will report any kind of misconduct on the part of the traffic cops.



Karan shines in Black Elephant’s win
Tribune News Service

Patiala, June 13
A fine all-round performance by 16-year-old Karan Kaila, four for 13 and57 n.o., helped Black Elephant Cricket Club, Patiala, to defeat Poorvanchal Action Committee for Cricket, Vanarasi, by two wickets in a four-match series and levelled the series by two each.

The match was held at the BECC ground today. The final decision was taken on the basis of better run rate that went in the favour of Varanasi team and accordingly the winner trophy was presented to them.

PACC Varanasi won the toss and elected to bat first. The whole team could only score 141 before all out in the 28.5 overs (40 over match).

Dheeraj Patel 38 and Jagmohan 34, were the main scorers for Vanarasi team. Chasing the target of 141 appeared an easy target for BECC, but due to fine bowling and fielding by Vanarasi team, the host team found itself in a tight position and at one stage BECC was 65 for five in 22 overs.

Then Karan Kaila played a super knock for his team and chased the target in 34.1 overs after loosing eight wickets. Karan Kaila was declared man-of-the-match, while Prabjot Singh was man-of-the-tournament.

Ajay Bharti was best bowler of the tournament. Best batsman was Dhirej Patel and best wicket-keeper was Akhand Partap Singh (both from PACC Varanasi). Dr Sanjeev Kaila gave away prizes to the winners.

Score: PACC Varanasi (U-19): 141 all out in 28.5 over (Dhirej Patel 38, Jagmohan 34, Akhand Partap Singh 13, Ashutosh 17 and Praveen Dubey 15)

(Karan Kaila four for 13, Prabhjot Singh two for 11 Sukhminder Manga one for 14 and Subham one for 27)

BECC Patiala (U-19): 142 for eight in 34.1 overs (Karan Kaila 57 n.o., Prabhjot Singh 22, Kanwarpal Singh 23 and Sukhminder Manga 12 ) (Ayan two for 19, Sanjeev Sharma two for 18, Nadim one for 24 and Dinesh one for 12).



Kavita wins silver in tae kwan do

Kalka, June 13
Kavita from Kalka has brought laurels to the town by winning a silver medal in tae kwon do meet.Coach Sanjay Kumar said Kavita, a student of Stardard College, Kalka, has won the medal in the 21st North-East Tae kwon do Championship held in Rishikesh of Uttrakhand on June11. 

College principal Kiran Sharma honoured Kavita with certificate and medal for her achievement. — OC



Book on functions of SDM
Tribune News Service

Ropar, June 13
Ropar SDM Anindita Mitra has come out with an informative book highlighting the functions of a sub-divisional magistrate and power conferred to SDM under respective Sections of Indian Constitution.

“We felt the need to inform common man about functions of an SDM. Also, as per Section 4 of the Right To Information Act, every public official is bound to load information about his or her office on respective website within 120 days of formulation of the RTI. This book will be loaded on district administration website soon,” she said.



Chhatisgarh pip M’rashtra

Patiala, June 13
The 23rd Senior National Tug-of-War (men) Championship entered into its second day at the Sports Complex, Punjabi University, Patiala. The meet is being organised by the Tug-of-War Association of Punjab (TOWA) and Punjabi University, Patiala, under the Tug-of-War Federation of India (TWFI).


In 600 kg weight category: Chhatisgarh beat Maharashtra by 3-0, Maharashtra beat Jammu & Kashmir by 3-0, Chhatisgarh beat Jharkhand by 3-0, Goa beat Jammu & Kashmir by 3-0, Goa beats Jharkhand by 3-0, Punjab beat Andhra Pradesh by 3-0, Delhi beat Andhra Pradesh by 3-0 and Punjabi University beat Delhi by 3-0

In 640 kg weight category: Maharashtra beat Kerala by 3-0, Maharashtra beat Jammu & Kashmir by 3-0, Punjabi University beat Karnataka by 3-0 and Punjab beat Assam by 3-0.

In 680 kg weight category: Punjab beat Punjabi University by 3-0, Haryana beat Goa by 3-0, Haryana beat Chhatisgarh by 3-0 and Goa beat Jammu & Kashmir by 3-0. — TNS



Two arrested for stealing furniture
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 13
Two persons were caught stealing furniture from an office in Industrial Area yesterday.

Sanjiv Gupta, a resident of Sector 7, Panchkula, filed a complaint with the police alleging that Suresh Gupta, a resident of Sector 20, Chandigarh, and Sanjiv, a resident of Jagraon in Punjab, were caught while stealing a table, two chairs, a cupboard and some documents from his office in Phase I, Industrial Area yesterday.

The police has arrested the accused and registered a case against them.


Kanaldeep Singh, a resident of Sector 40, lodged a complaint with the police alleging that the driver of a car (CH-40-T- 0201) along with others assaulted him and his friend Anurag Arora, a resident of Sector 40, near the HMT showroom in Sector 22. Anurag was admitted to the Sector 16 Government Multi-Specialty Hospital.

A case of assault, criminal intimidation and common intention under Sections 323, 506 and 34 of the IPC has been registered at the Sector 17 police station.

Motorcycle stolen

Gurpreet Singh, a resident of Lohgarh village in Barnala district, reported to the police alleging that someone had stolen his motorcycle (HR-03-J-5912) from Sector 49 on May 28. A case of theft has been registered.



Rs 30-lakh robbery case
One more arrested
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, June 13
The police has arrested one more person in the burglary case in which thieves had decamped with laptop and LCDs worth Rs 30 lakh from a showroom in Sector 9 on November 21.

The spokesman of the police said in a press release here today that the accused, who has been identified as Ashwani Kumar, a resident of Ladwa in Kurukshetra district, was arrested by CIA staff. He said two persons had been arrested in the case so far.

The thieves had entered the first floor of SCO 322 at Sector 9, Panchkula, and decamped with goods worth Rs 30 lakh from Spurpeck Computers. The stolen items included laptops and LCDs.

The release said during investigation of the person who was arrested about a month ago had revealed the identity of Ashwani Kumar. It said that the CIA team raided the house of the accused and arrested him besides recovering five laptops.

The spokesman said the accused was produced in the court today, which remanded him to judicial custody. Further investigation in the case was under progress and the stolen laptops and monitors would probably be recovered, he added.



74 booked for traffic violations
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 13
The police booked 74 motorists for various traffic rules violations in the city last night.The police said keeping in view the increasing incident of snatching and thefts in the city and ruckus created by anti-social elements during late night hours outside discotheques, a special drives was conducted in the city and in adjoining areas.

Checking points were laid at 37 places in different parts of the city. The Sector 17 police station staff impounded two motorcycles, as the occupants who were riding triple, could not produce documents. The special checking would continue in the coming days, the police said.



Camp to hone junior golfers’ skills
Donald Banerjee

Chandigarh, June 13
Promising junior amateur golfers of the region, including Jaipur and Delhi, have converged on the greens of the CGA Golf Range here to hone their skills at the National Golf Academy of India.

The nine-day advance camp for 16 golfers, who have played on the national junior circuit, will conclude on June 15. These young golf guns are brushing their skills under the watchful eyes of academy director Jessie Grewal, who is the only grade A coach of the region.

Some of the players attending the camp are regulars on the national circuit and have shown promise in their categories. They include Feroz Garewal of Chandigarh, Yuvraj Singh Sandhu, who has shifted from Delhi to Chandigarh, Ludhiana duo of Pukhraj Singh and Digraj Singh, MBS Bajwa and Rattan Bajwa from Kapurthala and Inderpreet Singh Bhullar from Ferozepore.

Missing from the advance camp are nine-year-old Adil Bedi and Karandeep Kochar, who have won many junior titles.

Stress is being laid to brush up their skills and make better players. Jessie Grewal said since 90 per cent of the game revolved round three types of clubs- driver, wedges and putter- the full focus was on these departments. Golf etiquette is another department where the trainees are being brushed up, said Jessie.

Match-play competitions in putting and pitching are keenly contested. Yuvraj won the chipping and putting contest with Jaiveer finishing as the runner-up.



Take state bodies’ consent before signing players: Pandove
Tribune News Service

Mohali, June 13
Taking serious note of the declining fitness level as well as performance of young IPL players in the domestic cricket, BCCI’s treasurer MP Pandove suggested that the franchisee should sign youngsters only after the consent of the respective state associations.

Pandove, who is also a member of the governing council in the IPL, was of the view that budding cricketers, who get a chance in the league, were not pursuing their regular cricket seriously at domestic level.

“Youngsters get a chance to earn a lot at the beginning of their career and start considering themselves as “stars”. This approach is dangerous and has started affecting the domestic cricket”, said Pandove, adding that such approach has been hampering the interests of the state associations.

Notably, the issue was highlighted in these columns on May 18, that “unexpected” money and overnight “fame” has started casting its negative affects on budding players, most of whom have just crossed their teens.

“It should be made mandatory for franchisees that contract players must have the consent of the state cricket associations”, said Pandove.

Showing concern over playing T-20 improvised shots by budding cricketers, Pandove said with such shots, young players were destroying their batting skills.

“Youngsters who have not fully honed their cricketing skills should not be allowed to play T-20. Therefore, no franchisee should be allowed to sign a player less then 20 year of age,” said Pandove.



Binny claims ladies’ golf crown
Our Golf Correspondent

Chandigarh, June 13
Binny Bath carded a nett 75 score to clinch the June Medal Round of the Chandigarh Golf Club ladies’ golf competition played on the par-72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club here on Friday.

Finishing three strokes behind in the gold and silver division was Hema Bedi at 78.

Tina Jain clinched the title in the bronze division returning a nett score of 72.



Commonwealth Games
Queen’s Baton Relay to reach city on July 3
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 13
The Queen’s Baton Relay for opening the Commonwealth Games 2010, which are going to be held in Delhi from October 3 to 14, is scheduled to reach the city on July 3.

According to a press release, Brig Kuldip Singh Chandpuri (retd) has been appointed as the nodal officer for this event.

The relay will arrive at the airport on July 3 at 4 pm and would be accompanied by national and international sportspersons.

It will follow a pre-determined route via the Tribune Chowk, Transport Chowk, Madhya Marg before reaching its final destination - Sports Complex, Sector 7.

The relay will be divided into five laps ranging from 1.2 km to 2 km covering a total distance of 9.5 km from the entry point to the stadium.

The sports department has requested prominent sportspersons in the city to take part in the event.

A function will take place at the Sports Complex where the baton will be handed over. The function will include a band display by the Army.

On July 4, the baton will be handed over to the team, which will accompany it to Una, Himachal Pradesh



3BRD Air Force lift hockey title
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 13
The 3BRD Air Force has won the Senior Chandigarh State Hockey Championship by defeating CISF 3-1 in the final held at the Sector-18 Hockey Stadium here today.Making the grip on the match, the 3BRD took a lead in the 13th minute, as Sanjay of the 3BRD sounded the board through a field goal.

The second goal was gifted to the 3BRD, as one of the full back of the CISF accidentally put the ball in his own goal in the 15th minute of the play. The CISF made an effort to come back in the match when Ravi of the CISF scored a goal just before the half time, taking the score to 2-1.

In the second half, the CISF tried its best to level the score, but all efforts went in vain. Thereafter, the 3BRD players keeping up their momentum attacked their opposition and did not allow them to come back in the match. The fate of the CISF was sealed in the 59th minute when K Singh scored the final goal for his team taking the score to 3-1.

Joint director sports, KS Bharti distributed trophies to the winning and runners-up teams.



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