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PG diploma courses in journalism

Patiala, June 18
The department of journalism and mass communication, Punjabi University, Patiala, is starting the postgraduate diploma in broadcast journalism and postgraduate diploma in Punjabi journalism.

Dr Navjit Singh Johal, department head, said the admission to MA journalism and mass communication would be made on the basis of the entrance test and the students’ score in graduation, whereas the admission to the postgraduate diplomas would be made on the basis of the students’ marks in graduation. — TNS



BECC book berth in final

Patiala, June 18
Fine batting by Navkaran Sharma (77) and a fine bowling spell by Baldev (three for 21) helped the Black Elephant Cricket Club (BECC) defeat the Amritsar Games Association (AGA) by three wickets in the CSF Cup played at the BECC ground. The BECC have booked berth in the final.

Winning the toss, the AGA elected to bat first. The AGA scored 188 for seven in allotted 35 overs. Love 53, Sahil 32 and Loveina 42 were the main scorers for Amritsar team.

Chasing the total, the BECC seemed to be in trouble when they lost five wickets at 56 runs. Navkaran and skipper Naman scored 115 runs for the sixth wicket. After departure of Naman, Baldev Garg, who made 31 not out, helped the BECC to chase the total in 33.5 overs.

In another match, Shri Balaji Cricket Academy, Bahadurgarh, Jhajjar, defeated Buddha Dal Public School (BDPS) by five wickets. Batting first, BDPS scored 189 all out in 32.4 overs. The rival team chased the target easily in 30.2 overs after losing five wickets.

Brief score (Match I): AGA: 188 for 7 in 35 overs (Love 53, Sahil 32, Loveina 42; Baldev Garg 3 for 21, Harmik Singh 2 for 24, Rajat Pusha 1 for 28). BECC: 189 for 7 in 33.5 overs (Navkaran 77, Baldev 31 not out, Naman Nagpal 23; Sahil 2 for 12, Lovejeet 2 for 43, Lovein 2 for 4). (Match II): BDPS: 189 all out in 32.4 overs (Anurag 35, Nikhil 23, Gurfateh 12; Sagar 3 for 32, Khajan 2 for 26, Narinder 1 for 17). Shri Balaji Cricket Academy: 190 for 5 in 30.2 overs (Sagar 54, Parshant 29, Vinet 24; Anurag 2 for 28, Harsh 1 for 41, Bramjot 1 for 22). The final will be played tomorrow. — TNS



Man duped of Rs 7.5 lakh
Tribune News Service

Ambala, June 18
Vijay Goel, owner of a computer shop, lodged a complaint with the police that he was duped of Rs 7.5 lakh last evening.

In his complaint, Goel alleged that some VC Aggarwal claiming to be a director at the Indian Oil Corporation, called him up on June 11. He said he was staying at Batra Hotel and wanted to buy 450 laptops for his company.

Goel sent his son Rohit to hand over 20 laptops to Aggarwal.

Aggarwal gave a letter to Rohit on the Indian Oil Corporation letter pad in name of Gurmeet Singh DGM (retail sale), IOC, Chandigarh, directing him to make payment through a cheque as per the bill.

Aggarwal then called up Rohit and told him that the DGM of IOC, Chandigarh, was out of station and further asked him to collect the payment from Batra Hotel.

On reaching the hotel, Vijay Goel, along with his son Rohit, found Aggarwal’s room locked. Aggarwal had switched off his mobile phone.

When Goel visited the IOC office, Chandigarh, he was told that there was no such demand.

However, finding the name of VC Aggarwal on the company’s website, Goel contacted IOC, Delhi office, where he was told that there was no requirement of laptops as such and he had been cheated 
by someone.

Goel alleged that he was robbed of 20 laptops worth Rs 7.5 lakh.



Woman commits suicide

Rajpura, June 18
A newly wed woman committed suicide at Gaddapur village yesterday. The deceased, Bhupinder Kaur (24), was married to Harmanpreet Singh, a resident of Gaddapur village near Rajpura. The marriage was solemnised around nine months ago.

In his complaint to the police, deceased’s grandfather, Balwant Singh, alleged that the boy’s family had been demanding dowry since their marriage. On Wednesday, she consumed some poisonous substance and was rushed to the Civil Hospital from where she was rushed to a hospital in Chandigarh. She breathed her last in the hospital yesterday morning.

A case under Section 304-B of the IPC has been registered against mother-in-law Manjit Kaur, father-in-law Bhupinder Singh and husband. No arrest has been made so far. — TNS



Woman gets 1-yr jail

Kalka, June18
In a decision pertaining to a cheque-bounce case, the Panchkula court today awarded a one-year sentence to Madhu Grover, along with a fine of Rs 1 lakh. 

Mohinder Kaur, a resident of Vasudev Pura Colony, Pinjore, alleged that Madhu Grover of Lohgarh village, Pinjore, had borrowed Rs 1 lakh from her and had given a cheque in return. The bank, however, bounced the cheque.

Subsequently, she moved the court, which announced a one-year sentence and imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh on Madhu Grover. — OC



Panchkula Kidnapping Case
Sixth accused held
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, June 18
The police has arrested the sixth accused Naveen, who is involved in the kidnapping of shopkeeper Mohan Lal of the Mansa Devi Complex area, here.

The police in the case had already arrested five persons, Nitin Modi, Ravinder, Sunil Kumar, Rakesh and Arun Kumar on June 16. Naveen Kumar of Mauli Jagran, who was arrested today, by the SHO of MDC area, SI Balwant Singh, would be produced before the court on Saturday.

The main accused in the case, Nitin Modi and Ravinder, are in police remand till June 19, whereas, the other three accused, including Sunil Kumar, Rakesh alias Sanjay and Arun Kumar were sent to judicial custody by the court. A case under Sections 364-A (kidnapping for ransom), 365 (kidnapping and wrongful confinement), 368 (keeping in confinement), 323 (physical hurt) and 506 (threat to life) of the IPC was registered at the MDC police station.

According to the police, Mohan, Lal, a shopkeeper, was kidnapped on Wednesday because he owed Rs 25,000 to one of the kidnapper and financier Nitin, however, he was told to repay Rs.80,000. He was beaten up by Nitin and five others for not paying the amount and forcibly taken away in an Innova car. The police gave them a chase after the neighbours of the victim raised an alarm and nabbed five accused, including Nitin.



Dhruv Pandove Trophy
Saurav hammers century
Tribune News Service

Mohali, June 18
Mohali skipper Saurav Chopra hammered a well-settled ton off 298 balls against Jalandhar in the Punjab Inter-district U-19 Tournament for Dhruv Pandove Trophy in Jalandhar today.

With an overnight score of 215 for 4, Mohali added 128 runs to set a target of 343 runs in 139 overs. Skipper’s 128 runs, including 24 boundaries guided the team to cross 300 runs. Jalandhar bowlers toiled hard to break the seventh wicket partnership of 59 runs. Shine Sharma contributed 41 from 84 studded with nine boundaries. In reply, Jalandhar lost their in-form batsman Mandeep Singh (junior) but Pargat Singh stitched a 49-run partnership with Akash Rathore (11). Mandeep Singh (senior) and Pargat Singh managed to get 137 runs in 25.2 overs. Jalandhar finished the day at 246 for 4 in 50 overs.

In the second match of the day at Dhruv Pandove Cricket Stadium in Patiala, Amritsar scored 210 for the loss of six wickets in 104 overs. Amritsar openers could manage only 48 runs off 228 balls before they were sent to pavilion by the bowlers. But Amandeep Bawa and Mohit Handa pushed their scoreboard to 132 before Karan Kaila snapped Bawa for 46 with seven boundaries and a six. Mohit Handa was caught by Bhavish off his own bowling at 33 aided with two boundaries and two sixes.

Seventh wicket partnership of 76 runs between Navneet Singh (29) and Vinay Chaudhary (42) took the score to 210 at the close of the day. Amritsar still need 42 runs for the important first innings lead with four wickets in their pocket

Brief scores: Mohali (first innings): 343 all out in 139 overs (Sachin Sohal 19, Birkanwar Singh 50, Ankit Pursharthy 65 and Saurav Chopra 128, Shine Sharma 41, Gurkirat Singh 5 for 105 and Jagrit Singh 2 for 44).

Jalandhar (first innings): 246 for 4 in 50 overs (Mandeep Singh 130, Pargat Singh 91, Siddharth 1 for 22, Harman 1 for 74, Sohrab 1 for 69 and Birkanwar 1 for 16).

Patiala: 252 all out in 98.4 overs. (Vikramdit 72, Vicky Sharma 30, Mehjot Sodhi 42, Karan Kaila 39 ,Vinay Chaudhary 5 for 79, Kamal Passi 1 for 42, Ashwani Kumar 1 for 79, Navneet 1 for 17 and Amandeep Bawa 1 for 1).

Amritsar: 210 for 6 in 104 overs. (Gagandeep 23, Shivlove 20, Amandeep Bawa 46, Mohit Handa 33, Navneet Singh 29 not out, Vinay Chaudhary 42 n.o, Bhavish Goel 4 for 70 and Amaninder Singh 2 for 62). 



5-wicket haul by Aditya

Panchkula, June 18
The Stepping Stones Cricket Academy (SSCA) defeated Coaching Centre, Panchkula, by seven wickets in the Stepping Stones Trophy Cricket Tournament today.

A fine bowling effort by Aditya (five for 18) and Rishabh (5 for 12) trounced the Coaching Centre. GNPS & CCA defeated MCM Blue Caps by 56 runs.

Brief scores (Match I): Coaching Centre: 54 all out in 17.2 overs. SSCA: 54 for 3 in 11.2 overs (Nikhil 11, Ishan 10 not out, Dipanshu 11 not out; Aditya 5 for 18, Rishabh 5 for 12). (Match II): GNPS & CCA: 151 for 8 in 20 overs (Abadullah 32 n.o, Harinder 29, Lakshay 15, Simarjeet 24; Srijan 2 for 30, Ranav 2 for 10). MCM Blue Caps: 95 for 6 in 20 overs (Manan 23, Paras 17, Avneet 14). — TNS



BBMB, Powergrid enter semis
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, June 18
The Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB), Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (SJVNL), National Hydro Electric Power Corporation (NHPC) and host Power Grid have entered into the semifinals of the PSCB Inter-CPSU Kabaddi Tournament being held at the Sports Complex, Sector 42, here today.

In the first match of the league, SJVNL drubbed Central Electricity Authority (CEA) by 22-4, while BBMB defeated Ministry of Power (MOP) by 41-17. In the third match, NHPC beat MOP by 29-11.

In the second matches of the day, REC defeated MOP by a margin of 28-8, SJVNL defeated host Power Grid by 35-10, while BBMB trounced NHPC 35-6.



Football Meet
Chandigarh trounce Manipur
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 18
Whipping hat-trick by captain Gagandeep Singh against the Manipur team has put the Chandigarh team in the driver’s seat in the 47th Junior National Under-19 Football Championship for Dr BC Roy Trophy being held at the Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata.

In their opening match of the quarterfinal league stage held today, the Chandigarh team trounced Manipur by 3-0.

Holding their grip from the start of the match, Gagandeep Singh scored the first goal before the half time. In the second half, Gagandep made his presence felt when he smacked the ball into the net twice before the final conclusion.

The Chandigarh team would now face Orissa in their second league match.

On the other hand, Orissa played a draw with the strong contender, West Bengal. The draw could prove to be a good sign for Chandigarh for their ticket to the semifinals, as both teams are clubbed with the local team in their group. After winning their match against Manipur, Chandigarh team was leading the table in their group.



Tennis tourney from today

Chandigarh, June 18
The Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association will organise AMUL-AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament for boys and girls in the U-14 and U-18 categories at the CLTA Complex and Lake Sport Complex from June 19.

Gajendra Singh, chief operating officer, CLTA, said around 50 entries had been received in the U-14 category so far, while in the U-18 category, 36 entries had been received.

He added that Vikrant Dahiya, Karandeep Singh, Aditya, Rohit Kumar (U-14) and Raghav Chaudhary; Nischay Rawal, Nirbhay Singh Soin and Soumya Raj (U-18) had got wild card for the main draw. — TNS



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