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Zila Parishad Elections
INLD candidates ahead of Cong, win in 7 wards
Our correspondent

Ambala, June 15
INLD candidates won in seven wards out of 14 in the Ambala zila parishad elections, while Congress supported candidates could get only six seats in the election.

An independent candidate was elected in one ward. The BSP who contested the election on its party symbol could not retain even a single seat.

Dhoom Singh Ngoli won the election of Ward No. 1 by defeating his nearest rival Nayab Singh. Harinder Kaur was declared elected from Ward No. 2. Pawan Kumar defeated Baldev Singh from Ward No. 3. Geeta Devi won the election from Ward No. 4 by defeating Saravjeet Singh.

In Ward No. 5, Labh Singh defeated Surinder Singh to be the winner. Gurmailo Devi of Ward No. 6 defeated Parvinder Kaur. Daya Rani was elected from Ward No. 7, while Pinki Rani from Ward No. 8. Ram Gopal won the election from Ward No. 9 by defeating Harish. Charanjeet Singh Mohri defeated Preet Mahinder Singh from Ward No. 10. Parvinder Kaur was declared winner from Ward No. 11, while Geeta Devi won the election from Ward No. 12. Navneet Kumar was elected from Ward No. 13, while Lajo Devi was elected from Ward No. 14.



2 killed, 7 injured in collision
Our Correspondent

Ambala, June 15
Two persons were killed and seven others were injured when a cab collided with a mini truck near Shahazadpur on Tuesday morning. Three of the injured were referred to the PGI, Chandigarh. The deceased were identified as Arjun Singh and Rattan Lal. According to sources, twelve persons were going to Baddi from Haridwar in a mini truck and when they were crossing near Shahazadpur the mini truck collided with the cab. Two occupants of the cab died on-the-spot, while seven others sustained serious injuries.

One of the injured admitted to civil hospital said the incident occurred when the driver of the mini truck tried to save a motorbike rider over taking it. The police has registered a case.



Smuggled whisky recovered

Bassi Pathana, June 15
The police claimed to have recovered 15 bottles of smuggled whisky and intoxicants during a naka.

According to a press note, the police had erected naka at Saheedgarh village on T-point. The police signaled a suspicious person to stop, but he tried to flee and was over powered later. During search process, the police recovered 15 bottles of whisky meant for sale in Chandigarh and recovered 1,000 intoxicant tablets. The suspect was identified as Gurmail Singh, resident of Mukaronpur. He admitted that he used to sell intoxicants to youths in rural areas. The police registered a case and produced him in the court. — OC



Deer rescued

Kalka June 15
A small female deer “Chittal” after strolling from the nearby forests of Pinjore on Tuesday reached cremation ground of Saini mohalla, Pinjore. Residents of the area informed the wild life department about the deer.

A team of wild life department, Pinjore, which comprised of Rakesh Sharma and Ishwar Chand rushed to the spot. Rakesh Sharma said the three-and-half-year old deer was injured by stray dogs and was immediately given treatment. The deer was later released in the Bir Shikargah forests, Pinjore. — OC



Patiala drub Ludhiana
Tribune News Service

Patiala, June 15
Patiala team defeated Ludhiana on point basis and entered semifinal of the U-19 Dhruv Pandove Cup at the Dhruva Pandove Stadium, Patiala, today.

Earlier batting first, Ludhiana lads scored 201 runs and were all out in 84.4 overs. Sunny Pandey 45 was the highest scorer. For Patiala, Bhavishya took five wickets,

Amarinder Singh took four wickets and Vicky Sharma took one wicket.

Chasing the target, Patiala lads scored 318 runs in 90.2 overs. Vicky

Sharma (94), Anmolpreet Singh (46), Amrinder Singh (42), Bhavishya

Goyal (39) and Vinay (22) were the main scorers for Patiala.

On the other hand, Abhishek Talwar four wickets, Devinderdeep Sidhu three wickets, and Jashanpreet took two wickets for Ludhiana.

Though Ludhiana started their second inning and had lost two wickets at the end of the day, Patiala won the match scoring two points based on their first inning lead.

They will play against Amritsar on Thursday in the semifinal match.



Commonwealth Games
20 students picked up
Tribune News Service

Patiala, June 15
Around 20 students (first year) of BTech in TV, film production and media technology of Punjabi University’s Centre for Advanced Media Studies have been selected by a team of media committee for the forthcoming Commonwealth Games to perform various media-related tasks during the games to be held at New Delhi in October. Of the 30 students, 10 could not appear for the interview.

The two-member committee comprising Aditi Hindwan and Sonal Kapoor selected students for tasks like media coordination and event management.

An orientation workshop would be held for students in Delhi on September 23.



Construction of BSF Headquarters
Notification for acquisition of land quashed
Saurabh Malik
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 15
Just over two years after the state of Haryana issued notification for acquisition of land in Panchkula district for construction of the Border Security Force battalion headquarters, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has quashed the same. The Bench also held the Union of India at fault for displaying “apathy”.

The orders came on a petition filed by Chaman Lal and other petitioners against the state of Haryana and other respondents. They had challenged acquisition proceedings initiated with issuance of notification under Section 4, read with Section 17(2)(c), of the Land Acquisition Act dated March 14, 2008, and declaration under Section 6 dated August 8, 2008. The petitioners had contended that on the Union of India’s request, the state issued the notification expressing the intention to acquire the land for public purpose of constructing the headquarters for “AI Role Battalion of Jammu Frontier”. The petitioners had added their 15 kanals 11 marlas in Tabar village in Barwala tehsil was acquired.

On March 10, 2009, they filed the petition with the grievance that urgency clause has been invoked without application of mind, evident from the fact that declaration under Section 6 was issued about five months after notification under Section 4, but possession was not been taken even after lapse of a year. The Bench of Justice MM Kumar and Justice Jitendra Chauhan asserted: “We are of the considered view that apathy adopted by the Union of India has defeated the invocation of urgency clause, although the obvious public purpose is of urgent nature and fully justified. “It is true that mere a delay in announcement of award for taking of possession may not by itself constitute a valid ground to set aside a notification issued under Section 4 and declaration made under Section 6 of the Act. However, in the present case, there is no material on record to justify such a huge delay between notification under Section 4 and 6, which were issued on March 14, 2008, and August 8, 2008….

Before parting with the orders, the Bench added: The instant petition succeeds. The impugned notification under Section 4 of the Act, and declaration under Section 6 of the Act or any other proceedings pursuance to such declaration are hereby quashed.



One held for abducting girl
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 15
The police has booked a resident of Industrial Area on charge of abducting a 14-year-old girl.

The SHO of the Industrial Area police station, Inspector Dilsher Singh Chandel, said the victim’s mother lodged a complaint alleging that Sham Kumar, a resident of Sanjay Colony, Phase 1, Industrial Area, had abducted her minor daughter from Phase-1 in Industrial Area yesterday.

The complainant told the police that she along with her daughter worked in a factory in Ram Darbar where the accused and his brother also worked. The accused hailed form Bihar. The police has registered a case of abduction under Sections 363 and 366 of the Indian Penal Code.

Vehicles stolen

Bikramjit Singh, a resident of Sector 34, reported to the police alleging that someone had stolen his Tata Safari (PB 06 K 0058) from in front of his residence during the intervening night of June 13 and 14. In another incident, Satpal Singh, a resident of Sector 15-D reported that someone had stolen his Hero Honda Splendor motorcycle (CH 04 3241) from in front of his house on June 13. Two separate cases of thefts have been registered.


Bhupinder Singh, Driver of CTU Bus (CH 01GA 5016), lodged a complaint with the police alleging that Parveen Kumar, a resident of Panchkula, had assaulted him on the Housing Board Light Point in Mani Majra and threatened him of dire consequences. The police arrested the accused and registered a case of assaulting a public servant on duty and criminal intimidation.



2 booked for theft

Zirakpur, June 15
The police today booked two persons in a theft case on the complaint of Paramjit Kaur, a resident of Friends Colony, Zirakpur. The accused have been identified as Gurjinder Singh and Gurtar Singh.

The police said, in her complaint, Paramjit Kaur alleged yesterday she went to meet officials against her brother Gurtar Singh, who had sold her land and ran away with the money. She returned and found the house ransacked. She suspected that her brother, along with some others, had stolen fridge, cooler, almirah, utensils and other household items. She also claimed that Rs 20,000 was also missing. She approached the police and informed about the theft. On a tip-off, the police raided Nabha, Patiala, and arrested the suspect Gurjinder. — TNS



House burgled in Zirakpur
Tribune News Service

Zirakpur, June 15
Three unidentified thieves targeted the house of a retired Air Force official in Gazipur Jatta village here and decamped with imported watches, foreign currency and other items this afternoon.

The owner of the house, Gulzar Singh, had gone to Canada to meet his son.

However, one of the miscreants, Raju, a resident of Mansa Devi Complex, Panchkula, was nabbed by the villagers and handed over to the police. Two watches and a few dollars were recovered from his possession. The incident came to light when the neighbours heard noise from the locked house and raised the alarm and informed the police about the theft.

One of the villagers said they informed the police about the incident around 12.30 pm but the police team reached the scene after an hour. A case has been registered against three youths and the police has started investigation.



Phase IX man duped of Rs 90,000, 1 booked
Tribune News Service

Mohali, June 15
In case of the Phase IX resident Ambuj Kumar Sharma being cheated of Rs 90,000 after his ATM card was cloned by an unknown person, a case of cheating has been registered at the Phase 11 Police Station.

The suspect had withdrawn the money from three different ATMs. The Station House Officer, Phase XI, Sukhwinder Singh, said on the complaint of Ambuj Kumar, the cases had been registered. “Since the suspect had covered his face, the police could not retrieve his picture.”

The victim had told the police on May 22, when he had gone to HDFC, Phase III-B 2, a man was keeping an eye while he was operating the machine. On May 23, he swapped his card to make some purchase from DT Mall. At 11.52 pm he got an SMS that Rs 10,000 had been debited from his account.

Later, he received four more messages before 12 noon stating that money was being withdrawn from his ATM card. The cash was withdrawn from ATMs of the State Bank of Patiala, Canara Bank and Indian Bank. The police officials and security guard at the ATM failed to note the vehicle number on which the suspect had come.

The police has registered a case under Sections 420, 465, 468 and 471 of the IPC.



Dhruv Pandove Trophy
Jalandhar enter semis
Chandigarh out of fray
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 15
Much to the disappointment of the local fans, the Chandigarh team lost to Jalandhar in the Punjab Inter-District Under-19 Cricket Tournament for Dhruv Pandove Trophy at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium here today.

Chasing the first innings total of 375 runs, Chandigarh were all out at 365 in 91.4 overs, thus conceded the 10-run lead and lost the match on the basis of first innings lead.

The win enabled the Jalandhar team to secure berth in semifinals. The other teams, which have moved into the semifinal are Mohali, Patiala and Amritsar.

Earlier, Chandigarh got off to a rousing start with their openers, Manan Vohra and Jaskaran Singh accumulating 85 runs for the first wicket.

Jaskaran, who had smashed a double century (211) in the previous match against Ropar, chipped in 50 off 41. On the other hand, Manan Vohra, who is in best of his form, hit 184 but in vain.

Vohra did not find any support as the wickets kept felling at regular interval at the other end. His innings of 184 runs in 198 balls consisted 24 boundaries and two sixes. He was sent back to pavilion by Gurkirat on whose delivery, Vohra gave catch to Siddharth at deep mid-on when the scoreboard was reading 321 for 6. The next four wickets fell immediately just 10 runs short of the first innings total of the rival team.

The other notable contributors for Chandigarh team included Gurinder Singh (30) and Neeraj Joshi (29).

Mandeep Senior took the maximum 4 for 34, followed by Jagrat Singh, who claimed 2 for 17.

In the semifinal, Jalandhar will face Mohali on June 17 at Burlton Park, Jalandhar.

The other match between Mohali and Bathinda at the PCA Stadium, Mohali lost to Bathinda on the basis of first innings lead.

Replying to Mohali’s first innings 295, Bathinda mustered 302 in 93.1 overs. But the win could not help the team to secure berth in the top-four bracket as Bathinda lost to Patiala on the run-rate basis.

Earlier, resuming from their overnight score of 35 for no loss in 11 overs, Bathinda were all out on 302 in 93.1 overs. At one stage, they were tottering at 242 for 8 in 77 overs but the ninth-wicket partnership between Arjun Singh (50) and Sukhminder Singh (29) saw the match through.

For Bathinda, Sangram Singh hit 62, while Mahavir Singh and Dhruv Garg made 43 and 35 runs, respectively.

Bathinda won on the first innings lead of seven runs and garnered two points, while Mohali had to be satisfied without a point. However, despite this loss, Mohali continued to top in Pool B with four points.

In the third match between Patiala and Ludhiana at the Dhruv Pandove Stadium, Patiala saw the hosts winning the match on the first innings lead basis.

In reply to Ludhiana’s 201 all out, Patiala batsmen mustered 318 in 90.2 overs.

The team accumulated two points with the win.

In the fourth match between Amritsar and Ropar at Amritsar, the hosts crushed the visitors by seven wickets and logged three points. The winners topped the Pool A with six points after the culmination of league round.


Jalandhar (first innings): 375 for 7 in 95 overs.

Chandigarh (first innings): 365 for all out in 91.4 overs (Manan Vohra 184, Jaskaran Singh 50, Gurinder Singh 30, Neeraj Joshi 29, Shubham Mahajan 22, Naveen Dhiman 22, Mandeep Sr. 4 for 34, Jagrat Singh 2 for 17, Gurkirat Singh 2 for 118).

Mohali (first innings): 295 all out in 89.2 overs.

Bathinda (first innings): 302 for all in 93.1 overs (Dhruv Garg 35, Mahavir Singh 43, Sangram Singh 62, Gurjant Singh 27, Arjun Singh 50, Sukhminder Singh 29, Birkanwar Singh 3 for 58, Siddharth 2 for 63, Ravi Saini 1 for 42, Sohraab Dhaliwal 1 for 54, Gagandeep Singh 1 for 15 and Sachin Sohal 1 for 8).

Ludhiana (first innings): 201 all out in 84.4 overs.

Patiala (first innings): 318 all out in 90.2 overs (Vicky Sharma 94, Anmol Preet 46, Amaninder 42 n o, Bhavish Goel 39, Abhishek Talwar 4 for 57, Davinderjit Sidhu 3 for 74 and Jashanpreet Singh 2 for 82).

Ropar (first innings): 145 for all out in 56.1 overs.

Amritsar (first innings): 225 all out in 90.2 overs (Amandeep Bawa 39, Kamal Passi 67, Vinay Chaudhary 21, Navneet Singh 26, Gagan 18, Jitender 3 for 51, Gurpreet 5 for 100, Arjun for 29 and Sukhjinder 1 for 33).

Ropar (second innings): 188 for 8 in 30.2 overs (Tanveer 39, Jitender 25, Amit 69, Arjun 22, Sunny 2 for 21, Vinay 4 for 36 and Ashwani 1 for 27).

Amritsar (second innings): 109 for 3 in 28.3 overs (Harman 18, Gagan 29 n o, Amandeep Bawa 25, Mohit 24 n o and Arjun 3 for 41).



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