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Man robbed of Rs 35,000

DERA BASSI: Two unidentified assailants had snatched Rs 35,000 and a mobile phone from a Dappar resident on Friday near Jharmal Choe on the national highway. According to information, Gurnam Singh was going to his house at Dappar from Lalru when two unidentified assailants attacked him near bridge of Jharmal Choe and robbed him. The police has registered a case against unidentified accused. — OC



Cong wins zila parishad polls
Our Correspondent

Ambala, August 6
The Congress has won the zila parishad battle today as it managed to capture the post of the president. Pinki Devi, an independent member of zila parishad, who later offered her support to the Congress, was declared elected president of the zila parishad, Ambala. Another Congress member, Geeta Devi, was elected vice-president of the parishad.

All 14 elected members of the zila parishad were present in the meeting today. The Congress had managed its strength from 6 to 8 while the members of the INLD had reduced from 7 to 6. Congress leaders had succeeded to bring INLD member Labh Singh Bhookhri and independent member Pinki Devi in their fold.

The INLD members did not participate in the polling as they alleged that transparency and secrecy was not maintained in the polling which benefited the Congress.

The INLD members protested in front of the Additional Deputy Commissioner office where the polling being was conducted. They raised slogans against the administration. Meanwhile, Ashok Arora, state president of the INLD said his party would take up this matter with the election commission and if it needed it would also be taken to the high court.

The DC said the democratic and prescribed process was adopted in the polling. 



HC rejects Baba’s bail plea

Chandigarh, August 6
Spiritual guru Baba Pritpal Singh will continue to give discourse behind bars, as Justice Sham Sunder of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today turned down his bail plea in a cheating case registered at Dera Bassi in Punjab.

The High Court had on July 16 granted bail to the baba in the case of allegedly duping an NRI woman. But the baba did not submit his bail bond, as he was waiting his release in another case registered in Punjab.

But Justice Sham Sunder, after hearing both sides, dismissed his bail application.

Baba Pritpal Singh, chairman of Gurdwara Gur Sagar Sahib, near Sukhna Lake, was accused in two cheating cases registered against him in Chandigarh by the UT police and another at Dera Bassi by the Punjab police. The case against him at Dera Bassi was registered on the complaint of Rajpura resident Paramjit Singh. The complainant had alleged that the baba and his wife Charankamal Kaur, in connivance with Inderpal Singh of Chandigarh, had duped him of Rs 25 lakh. — TNS



Death at Church
HC orders fresh autopsy of girl
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 6
Less than a fortnight after Maya was found hanging in Don Bosco Navjeeven Church, Sector 24, Justice Ram Chand Gupta of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today allowed a plea for her post-mortem by a board of doctors. The directions follow a petition by her younger sister Monika and another petitioner. They had filed a revision petition challenging the order on July 31 passed by UT Judicial Magistrate declining the request for getting the post-mortem conducted again by the board of doctors.

They had challenged the order on the ground that a single doctor conducted the previous post-mortem and the complainant sister was not satisfied with it.

After hearing the arguments and going through the records, Justice Gupta asserted: “Death of Maya, 19 years old married girl, had taken place on the third floor of the church in Sector 24, Chandigarh, where she used to reside and work as a domestic worker.

“No reply has been filed on behalf of the respondent, UT Chandigarh. However, it has been stated by counsel for the UT that the body has already been preserved and lying in the mortuary of General Hospital, Sector 16. Hence, in the interest of justice, the present revision petition is allowed and the impugned order is set aside.

“The respondent, UT administration, is directed to get the post-mortem on the body of Maya conducted again by the board of directors to be constituted by the civil surgeon, UT, as per the rules. Three days after her alleged suicide, the police had registered a case of abetment to suicide and arrested 30-year-old Mercy Sabastion, the mother of 21-year-old Anop Sabastion, with whom Maya was closely associated.

The case was registered under Section 306 of the IPC at the police station-11.

Accused Mercy was also residing in the church. Maya was found hanging in her room reportedly bolted from inside on July 24.



2 held with 35-tonne inedible soyabean

Chandigarh, August 6
Two truck drivers were arrested with 35 tonne soyabean, which was unfit for human consumption, from a temple in Sector 28 here today.The police said they got a tip-off that the accused were shifting the soyabean from special gunny bags, having markings of the product being unfit for human consumption, to normal bags.

Police station-26 SHO Shri Parkash said the police conducted a raid and apprehended the accused. The accused were shifting soyabean from one truck to another after transferring the commodity into ordinary gunny bags.

The accused have been identified as Manoj Kumar and Sukhdev Singh, both residents of Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh.

Sukhdev Singh is the driver of the loaded truck from which the soyabean was being shifted.

The police seized 242 ordinary bags and 982 bags bearing tags from the scene.

During preliminary investigation, the accused said the soyabean was brought from the State Feed Certificate Agency, Bajpur, Uttarakhand, and was being transported to Mandi district in Himachal Pradesh. The bill of the consignment was issued in the name Ambala resident Manish Gupta.

The police added that it would contact the agency to find out where the consignment was heading and who ordered it. Samples of the food grain were taken for examination.

The police said the accused had taken the hall on rent for two days and had been shifting the commodity from one truck to another. They had come to the temple last night and hired the hall. The police has registered a case against Manish Gupta, Sukhdev Singh and Manoj Kumar in this connection. — TNS



Two youths arrested for snatchings
Tribune News Service

Mohali, August 6
Two youths, involved in at least 14 incidents of snatching in the last two months in Chandigarh and Mohali, were arrested today by the Mohali police. While one of the accused is the son of a police constable, the father 
of the co-accused is an interior decorator.

The last snatching incident was executed by the two accused, Jagdeep Singh and Gobind Sagar, in Phase III-B2 here 
last night.

The youths were using stolen motorcycle to carry out their activities. While the father of Jagdeep is posted at the Sector 26 Police Lines, the father of Gobind Sagar is a Sector 50-based interior decorator.

The youths, in their early twenties, used to snatch purses and mobile phones to buy gifts for their girl friends.

The SHO, Matour police station, said both the youths had confessed to have committed 14 snatchings in Mohali and Chandigarh.

Most of the snatchings were done in Chandigarh.

Both were today remanded to one-day police custody. While Gobind was a class X drop out, Jagdeep was a graduate.



Sahib strikes third gold
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 6
Sahib Pratap clinched his third gold medal by winning 50m butterfly event (28.43 sec) in the U-17 category during the Chandigarh State Swimming Championship at the Sector 23 All-Weather Swimming Pool here today.

The second spot was clinched by Sahiljeet Singh (30.81 sec), while Rishab Rana (33.40 sec) finished third in the event.

The prizes were distributed by Chandigarh Finance-cum-Sports SecretarySanjay Kumar.

Results: Boys U-17: 50m butterfly: 1 Sahib Pratap 28.43, 2 Sahiljeet Singh30.81, 3 Rishab Rana 33.40; boys U-14: 50m backstroke: 1 Ravinder Arya 34.02, 2 Suhil Ravesh 38.82, 3 Tejijnder Singh 41.67; girls U-14: 50m backstroke: 1 Shubhkarman Dhaliwal 36.79, 2 ChahatArora 38.19, 3 Sahibpreet Kaur 39.16; boys U-10: 50m freestyle: 1 Shubham Arya 38.22, 2 Ayash 49.35, 3 Dipanshu 50.02; girls U-10: 50m freestyle: 1 Jasmeet Kaur 44.47, 2 Somya Nayyar 52.13, 3 Khushnoor Kaur Walia 53.44; boys U-12: 100m breaststroke: 1 Aditya V Kaul 1:32.06, 2 Jayant Kalra 1:39.24, 3 Amitoj Singh 1:39.95; boys U-14: 100m breaststroke: 1 Amandeep Singh 1.16.20, 2 Maninder Singh 1.27.65, 3 Annwesh Dass 1.36.49; boys U-17 100m: breaststroke: 1 Sahiljeet Butalia 1.15.42, 2 Kashish Punia 1.18.39, 3 Sahil Salania 1.20.61; boys U-12 50m freestyle: 1 Kunwar Saini 0.34.46, 2 Ranjot Singh 0.35.60, 3 Simran Singh- 0.40.60; girls U-12- 50m freestyle: 1 Manimehtab Kaur 0.34.56 2, Prachi Wadhawan 0.35.01, 3 Prabhleen Bhattal- 0.43.76; boys U-17-50m backstroke: 1 Amit Kumar 0.33.99, 2 Mridul Punia0.34.05, 3 Sahib Rana- 0.35.01; boys U-14-50m-freestyle: 1 Ravinder Arya- 0.27.56, 2 Lovedeep Banipal- 0.32.01, 3 Fatehjang Singh- 0.34.44; girls U-14-50m freestyle: 1 Shubhkarman Kaur 0.30.18, 2 Chahat Arora 0.31.03, 3 Somya Gupta- 0.37.72; boys U-17- 50m freestyle: 1 Sahil Savlania- 26.16, 2 Sahib Rana 26.74, 3 Mridul Rana 27.55.



Tennis meet from today
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 6
The Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA) is hosting the AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament for under-14 and under-18 in both boys and girls sections.

The organisers claimed that as many as 158 players have signed in for the qualifying event of the tournament, which is the ninth tournament being organised by the association for this year.

The matches will be played at the CLTA Complex and Lake Sport Complex, respectively, from tomorrow.

Following, the players have been given wild card for the main draw.

Boys U-14: Vikrant Dahiya, Karandeep Singh, Dheer Gala and Santbir Singh.

Boys U-18: Fatehdeep Singh, Udai Singh Mann, Nishat Eqbal and Digvijay Singh Naruka.

Girls U-18: Sripriya Sarraf and Priya Singh.



DPS, St Xavier’s School in semis
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, August 6
Delhi Public School (Pinjore), St Xavier's School (Mohali), Yadvindra Public School (Mohali) and St Kabir School (Chandigarh) are the semifinalists of the fourth Chairman's Cup Soccer Tournament being held at Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex.

DPS beat The Banyan Tree School 3-0. It will have a title clash with St Xavier's, while St Kabir will face YPS, Mohali, in the final. Earlier, a goal by Tanveer helped St Xavier's register 1-0 win over Holy Child of Panchkula, whereas YPS defeated Janinder Public School 2-0. 



Himanshu pockets gold
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 6
Himanshu of SD School, Sector 32, lifted a gold medal beating his rival, Laddo Kumar of Government Model School, Sector 43, in the 46-kg weight category (U-17) in the Chandigarh Inter-School Boxing Meet at SD College, Sector 32, here today.

In the same category, Arjun of Tribune Model School got the better of Sanjeev of Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 15, to clinch the silver medal.


48 kg (U-17): Lakshay (GM-40) beat Puneet Sharda, Amandeep (SD-32) beat Adesh (GSS-15). 50 kg: Sohan (SD-32) beat Aman (GSSMMT), Sanjay (GH-46) beat Vikas Sharda. 52 kg: Rishav (SD-32) beat Dheraj (Tribune Model School), Amandeep (GNK-30) beat Aman (GSS-Karsan).

54 kg: Shubham (SNS-43) beat Yash (GM-32), Lovish (SD-32) beat Krishna (GM-33). 57 kg: Rahul (DAV-8) beat Yadla (GNK-30), Vishal (SD-32) beat Manish (GNS-24). 60 kg: Amit (GNK-30) beat Kapil (GNS-38), Prabhjot (SD-32) beat Dheraj (GHS-23). 63 kg: Neeraj (SD-32) beat Rajdeep (GM-29), Parveen (GM-36) beat Satwinder (GM-42).

66 kg: Mahadev (SNS-22) beat Ramandeep (GNK 40), Ashisk (GM-29) beat Mahir (GM-33). 70 kg: Akshay (SNS-22) beat Lakshay (GM-12), Varun (SD-32) beat Sanjay Sharda. Kick boxing (U-19) girls: Overall championship: GMSSS-18 with 20 points, Ryan-49 with 11 points and GMSSS-MHC with 10 points. Below 45 kg: Sarita (GMSSS-46), Ritu Rani (GMSSS-MHC), Tehmina Khan (Ryan-49) and Savita (GHS-7). Below 48 kg: Komal (GMSSS-18), Neha (GMSSS-MHS), Preeti (GMHS-43) and Ahmen Fatma (GMSSS-47).

Below 51 kg: Anju (GMSSS-18), Shubhani (Ryan-49), Kiran (GMHS-43) and Rajbeer Kaur (GMSSS-MHC). Sqay martial art: Overall champion in U-19 girls: GMSSS-20 with 20 points, GHS-38 with 5 points and DAVPS-8 with 4 points. Overall champion in U-17 girls: GMSSS-8 with 16 points, GHS-7 with 12 points and GMSSS-20 with 11 points.



88 golf champs to tee off today
Donald Banerjee

Chandigarh, August 6
A total of 88 little golf champions from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh will converge on the par-72 greens of the Panchkula Golf Club for the second golf tournament of the CGA Junior 2010 Circuit to begin tomorrow.

The two-day tournament will see the under-17 golfers putting their best foot forward for the different prizes at stake. Kids in the A, B,

C and D categories will play 36 holes. To be played on stroke-play basis, organisers have created a special E category for 6 to 8-year-olds (under 9).

Each category will have separate prizes for boys and girls. Trophies and merit certificates will be awarded to the winners and runners-up in the tournament.

The Chandigarh Golf Association has created a special website www.chandigarhgolfassociation.com for the convenience of the participants. The website will be updated with the latest draw, results and merit list.

Lt Col (retd) BS Chahal, chairman of the technical committee of the tournament, said as per the international standards, the players of different age groups would be playing recognised yardages.

All participants will be given two golf T-shirts and a sleeve of Callaway balls.

CGA president JS Cheema said, “The CGA is trying to financially and logistically support young golfers to play on various courses both within and outside India.

The final goal of this programme is to

prepare young golfers from Chandigarh for achieving a medal in the golf tournaments in India and abroad.

The fundamental objective of the CGA Junior Circuit is to improve competitive spirit among the young budding golfers and give due recognition to achievers.

Asian Tour winner and Arjuna awardee Harmeet Kahlon will do the ceremonial tee off for the tournament tomorrow at 9 am and the prizes will be given away by Haryana Financial Commissioner KK

Jalan at the Panchkula Golf Club on August 8 at 5 pm. 

A Correction

The report “Golf camp for kids” published in these columns on August 5 carried wrong number of Manjit Kochar. The right number is 9815554788. 



Table Tennis Meet
Shaurya, Sezal claim titles
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 6
Shaurya Gupta of St Anne’s and Sezal Gupta of Manav Mangal Smart School won the boys and girls singles titles, respectively, in Prof RS Mehta Memorial Invitational Table Tennis Tournament at the Sector 23 Table Tennis Hall here today.Sezal beat Shubhangi of Delhi Public School, Sector 40, by 9-11, 12-10, 11-9, 11-7 in the final to lift the top honours. On the other hand, Shaurya beat Barbrik of Patiala by 11-5, 11-3, 11-5. Results:

Boys (semifinal): Barbrik bt Sahil of Ryan International 9-11, 11-3, 14-12, 11-8, Shaurya bt Paras of Gurgaon 11-7, 11-6, 11-7.

Quarterfinals: Barbrik bt Ishan Kapoor (DAVPS-8) 11-9, 11-6, 11-9, Sahil bt Parth (Gurgaon) 11-9, 13-15, 13-11, 11-3, Shaurya Gupta bt Lavanya (Panipat) 11-7, 11-6, 11-9, Paras (Gurgaon) bt Ishan (St Soldier’s) 11-5, 11-5, 11-5.

Girls (semifinals): Shubhangi bt Vibhuti of The Gurukul 11-0, 11-2, 11-3, Sezal bt Anoushka of Sacred Heart-26, 11-8, 12-10, 11-3.

Quarterfinals: Sezal Gupta bt Khyati (SH-26) 11-7, 3-11, 11-7, 11-9, Vibhuti Gupta bt Kavya (The Gurukul) 11-6, 11-5, 11-5, Shubhangi (DPS-40) bt Vasundhara (The Gurukul) 11-6, 11-2, 11-3, Anoushka bt Shivangi (The Gurukul) 11-0, 11-0, 11-3. 



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