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2 revenue officials of Barara tehsil suspended
Tribune News Service

Ambala, October 5
Deputy Commissioner Sameer Pal Srow ordered the suspension of Patwari and Kanungo of Barara tehsil here today.He said that Rajiv and Narinder, Patwari and Kanungo respectively, were suspended for inducting the registry amount of a land registration deed. The Subdivisional Magistrate of Barara had been entrusted the probe against the two officials.

He said he had found the three officials guilty, including Naib-Tehsildar Randhir Singh, who was also posted at Barara.

Based on the findings of the magisterial inquiry, Srow ordered the suspension of the two revenue officials.

The DC has also recommended administrative action against Naib-Tehsidar Randhir Singh to the higher authorities in the Revenue Department.

A case has been registered at Barara police station against the three revenue officials Though, however, no arrest had been made so far, the sources added.



Official appointed to check sale of fake lottery tickets
Tribune News Service

Ropar, October 5
The Punjab State Lotteries Department has appointed a nodal officer to curb sale of illegal lotteries in the district.The district bachat officer will be the nodal officer in Ropar district. The nodal officer will conduct special checking to curb the menace and initiate action under the Gambling Act and rules under the lottery regulation.

An official of the Punjab State Lotteries in a press note issued said that PP Sodhi had been appointed as the nodal officer in Ropar and Mohali districts.

He said presently, three lotteries of the Sikkim and Nagaland government were being allowed to operate in the state, which had paid the due tax to the Punjab government.

The press note issued here stated that there were many other lotteries being operated illegally and the government had decided to deal it with an iron hand now.

The police has also been informed that they should help the nodal officers in dealing with the menace.

People involved in illegal practice of gambling may be fined Rs 50 to Rs 1,000 and sent to jail for one month to two years.



House burgled at Amravati Enclave
Our Correspondent

Kalka, October 5
A house was burgled at Amaravati Enclave , adjacent to NH-22 near Surajpur, in which the thieves decamped with computer and jewellery .According to police sources, Manjit, house owner, had lodged a complaint with the Pinjore police in context with the theft. He has alleged in his complaint that the incident occurred yesterday, when he was away to Zirakpur to meet his daughter.

When he came back home, he found the lock of his house no-606 lying broken and the miscreants had stolen a computer, CPU, two gold rings and some silver ornaments. The police has registered a case in this regard and was investigating the case.



Shots fired at DSP’s car
Our correspondent

Ambala , October 5
Three unidentified youths shot at the car of DSP, Ambala central jail, around 9 pm today. The youths, who were borne on a motorcycle managed to flee from the site. The DSP was not hurt in the incident.

DSP, Ambala jail, Sanjay Bangar, was going to his house located near the jail in Ambala City. When he was close his house, the youths fired at him, with shots hitting near the rear number plate of the car.The DSP chased them, but after firing one more shot, they fled from the place.

Senior police officers, including SP Ambala, reached the site.

The police cordoned the entire area, but no clue of the attackers was found. The police has registered a case in this regard. 



Truck rams into petrol pump

Kalka, October 5
A truck rammed into a petrol pump of Lower Bazar, Kalka, situated on NH-22, today. According to information available, the incident took place in the afternoon, when a recklessly driven truck coming from Parwanoo side rammed into a petrol pump and damaged its roofs and glasses.

The incident created panic among the employees and the two-wheeler owners, who ran to save their lives. Subsequently, an employee sustained multiple injuries, while another employee had a miraculous escape. The injured was hospitalised. The police managed to remove the truck with a crane after one hour. — OC



RMS bank head refutes charge
Attar Singh
Tribune News Service

Ambala, October 5
Manjit Singh, chairman of the RMS Cooperative Bank, today refuted allegations levelled against him by a number of employee leaders at a general body meeting of the Railway Mail Service Cooperative Bank held in Rukmani Devi Hall at Ambala Cantt, here.

Manjit Singh said that the allegations made against him were baseless and motivated. He blamed SP Goel, a former chairman of the RMS Cooperative Bank, for such propaganda against him.

The chairman further said that a general body meeting of the RMS was held on September 26 last and several resolutions were passed at the meeting. The meeting, which was attended by over 4,000 employees, also discussed the matter of fraud in the coop bank.

He said that the fraud took place on November 5, 2008, during the tenure of Goel as chairman of the bank, and he took over as the chairman only on December 3, 2008. He said that he had defeated Goel in the election and as such he allegedly nursed a grudge against him. Manjit Singh said Ram Kumar, an employee of the RMS Coop Bank, was allegedly behind the fraud and an FIR against him had been registered.

The police was investigating the matter. Manjit Singh asserted that his name did not figure in the FIR and the police were investigating the alleged embezzlement of Rs 10.5 lakh from the bank.



‘Adopt fair practices to maintain accounts’

Patiala, October 5
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) should adopt fair practices of maintaining proper accounts and present their prospective reports in an orderly manner, so as to get adequate financial support from the banks.

This was stated by Ashok Nayar, managing director, State Bank of Patiala, during the one-day workshop on “Management skills to source financing and management of technology by SMEs” organised by the All-India Management Association (AIMA) in coordination with Patiala Management Association and Science and Technology Entrepreneur’s Park of Thapar University, Patiala.

The workshop was attended by entrepreneurs, faculty members and students from various management and technical institutions. While inaugurating the workshop, Ashok Nayar stressed that in the economic development of industries in India, the contribution by SMEs was 55 per cent but ironically the SMEs do not have knowledge of locating the funds available. — TNS



9 medals for science college students
Our Correspondent

Ambala, October 5
Students of MM Institute of Medical Sciences and Research won nine medals. The students participated in inter-college tournaments which were held at AIIMS in 
New Delhi.

In the different sports events held during the tournament, eight students bagged gold medals, whereas one student won a silver medal. Among the gold medal winners, Vipin won the 100m sprint event. Vipin , Sunny Chaudhary, Deepak and Rahul bagged gold in 4x100m relay race, whereas Abhishek won the shot put event, Deepika won one in table tennis (single) and one in table tennis (women doubles) and she also won a silver medal in table tennis (mixed doubles).

In another open sports meet held at BITS, Pilani, Rajasthan, three teams of the university took part in football, squash, and basket ball events.

Football team of the university was runners-up, whereas Arjun Singh Chauhan, a student of BTech mechanical is adjudged best player in squash.



One held for stealing tractor
Our Correspondent

Dera Bassi, October 5
The Dera Bassi police has arrested a tractor thief with the stolen tractor. According to information, Mandeep Singh, resident of Babbode Kothe, near Jagroan, for stealing a Swaraj tractor from a farmhouse at Kuranwala. Tractor owner Roshan Lal, son of Kaka Ram, resident of Kuran Wala, had filed a complaint with the police that his tractor was stolen on September 25, 2010 from his Kuranwala farmhouse. On the basis of this complaint, the police had arrested the thief who was working with the tractor owner.

10 booked for robbery

The Dera Bassi police has booked 10 persons some identified and some unidentified for beating up two youths and robbing money from them.

According to information, Satpreet Singh, son of Sukhjeet Singh, resident of Dandrala and Gurtej Singh of Fatehgarh Sahib, were beaten up by nearly 12 youths near a hotel last night and were robbed. The police has registered a case against Happy, resident of Surat Manouli, Suneel, resident of Dheri Gujran, and 10 other youths under Sections 382,341,323,506,148 and 149 of the IPC. 



2 juveniles held in snatching case
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 5
The police today arrested two minor boys, who had allegedly snatched a mobile phone in Sector 38 West here.Sources in the crime branch of the Chandigarh Police said the police laid a picket near Dhanas village on a tip-off and arrested two juveniles wanted in a snatching case.

Both accused are residents of Jhahpur village in Mohali district. They had snatched a mobile phone on May 29 and sped away on a motorcycle.



4-kg poppy husk recovered, 1 held
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 5
The police arrested a resident of Ludhiana from Sector 17 ISBT and recovered 4 kg of poppy husk from his possession.Sector 17 ISBT police post in charge, Sub-Inspector Ajinder Singh Minhas said the police had information and during the search recovered the contraband around 4 pm. The accused has been identified as 30-year-old Jaswinder Singh, a resident of Narangwal village in Ludhiana district.

During preliminary interrogation, the accused disclosed that he had bought poppy husk from Rajasthan border and was taking it to his village. He told the police that he had smuggled the contraband for the first time.

Rash driving

The police on Sunday arrested Ajit Singh, a resident of Vikas Nagar, on the charges of ramming his truck into a police barricade near the Police Lines in Sector 26. A case of rash driving and damaging public property has been registered.

Vehicles stolen

KK Goyal, a resident of Sector 23-B, lodged a complaint with the police alleging that someone had stolen his Maruti car (CH-03-F 7809) from in front of his house on Saturday night.

In another incident, Sonia, a resident of Sector 40-C, reported to the police alleging that someone had stolen her Activa scooter (CH-03-K-2969) from Sector 41.


The police on Sunday arrested four persons on the charges of assaulting a Mani Majra resident and three others.

Madan Lal, a resident of Vikas Nagar, Mani Majra, reported to the police alleging that Sandeep, Mukesh, Satbir, all residents of Sector 25, and Parkash, a resident of Dadu Majra Colony, had beaten up and threatened him, Anita, Ravi and Vijay, all residents of Vikas Nagar, on Sunday. The police has registered a case.



5 booked on rioting charge
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 5
The police on Monday booked five persons on the charges of rioting. Sandeep, a resident of Kajheri, reported to the police alleging that Asha Ram, Sunil, Mahinder, Umesh and Babloo, all residents of Kajheri, had had beaten up him and his brother. They were injured in the attack and were admitted to the Sector 16 Government Multi-Specialty Hospital. A case of rioting, causing injuries and common intension has been registered at the Sector 36 police station.


Kulwinder Kaur, a resident of Ludhiana, today accused Jagdish Singh, Gurwinder Singh, whose addresses were not known, of quarrelling with her and threatening her of dire consequences in the parking lot of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The police has registered a case on her complaint.

Shop burgled

Sudarshan Kumar, owner of a shop in Sector 15, filed a complaint with the police alleging that someone had stolen Rs 40,000 from his shop last night after breaking open the shutter. A case has been registered at the Sector 11 police station.


A cyclist, Kanhaiya Prashad, a resident of Daria, was injured after being allegedly knocked down by a motorcycle in Daria village on Monday. He was injured and admitted to the PGI. The police has arrested the motorcyclist, identified as Kartik, a resident of Mohali, on the charge of causing injuries due to rash and negligent driving.



Football Meet: Rajeshwar club drub RBI club

Chandigarh, October 5
The Rajeshwar Football Club drubbed RBI Football Club 3-0 in the ongoing 5th Kanwar Harbans Lal Memorial Football Championship being organised by the Youngsters Football Club at the Football Stadium, Sector 17, here today.

It was Ankur Khanna, who drew the first blood in the 12th minute of the match through a free kick from 30 yards. The 47th minute of the game witnessed the second goal through Rakesh Singh of the RBI, who extended the lead against his own team while clearing the ball in front of the goal post. Deepak Hooda bulged the net in the 56th minute of the game through a long distance shot to win the match.

Ankur Khanna of Rajeshwar Football Club adjudged the man of the match.

In the other match, the Rajput Football Club beat DAV Club by 1-0. For the winners, Amardeep scored in the 12th minute of the match. In the under-13 category, Chandigarh Football Academy players showed their supremacy in the field and won the match against St Soldier’s School, Sector 28, by 3-0. Tehleel (13th minute), Inder (23rd minute) and Jatinder (29th minute) were contributors in the win.

St Soldier’s School custodian Lakshay was awarded with the man of the match for his brilliant show under the bar.

Results: Senior section: Rajeshwar Football Club bt RBI Football Club 3-0; Rajput Football Club bt DAV Club 1-0.

Junior section: CFA-42 bt St Soldier’ s School 3-0.

Tomorrow’s fixtures:

U-13: Durga Public School, Solan, vs St Kabir Club, Sector 26, at 2.30 pm.

Senior section: Star Football Club vs St Kabir Football Club at 1 pm.

Coaching Centre vs Young Football Club, Dadu Majra, at 3.30 pm. 



Women’s Golf
Vani tightens grip on title
Our Golf Correspondent

Chandigarh, October 5
Gurgaon teenager Vani Kapoor played a steady two over 74 card to tighten her grip on the championship trophy as well as the junior title on the penultimate day of the 18th Punjab Open Ladies Amateur Golf Championship here today.

Vani was again a picture of confidence as she took a five-stroke lead over Delhi duo of Gauri Monga and Gurbani Singh who are tied second at 150 with one more day to go. The trio figured in that order in the Open as well as Junior Shield (under 18) event.

Gauri Monga carded the day’s best gross score of even par 72.

Local girl Jaipreet Ghuman made the most of the Chandigarh Golf Club greens. She played a six over 78, four under her handicap to lead in the Silver Salver nett event. She came back with a one over par 37 back nine after being five over par 41 at the turn. Her two-day nett tally of 143 is two better than Vani Kapoor’s and Ekam J Singh’s 145.

Dalbir Sahi scored a double winning the gross and nett titles in the super senior category (65 years and above), which concluded after two rounds today.More than 65 lady amateur golfers from all over the country are battling it out on the Chandigarh greens for the titles at stake.



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