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Robbery in showroom at Ambala Cantt
Tribune News Service

Ambala, October 25
Three persons decamped with cash and valuables from a showroom at 10.30 am today.According to sources, goods worth Rs 4 lakh were robbed in Sony Electronics’ showroom at Rai Market, near Capital Chowk. Three youths carrying weapons reportedly entered the showroom and closed the shutter.

One of them trained a pistol at the manager of the Sony Electronics showroom, Abhinav Arora whereas his two other companions, carrying sharp edged weapons, tied other three employees in the showroom and collected six handicam movie cameras, 12 digital cameras, one laptop and about Rs 50,000 from the cash box of the shop.

They also snatched Rs 3,500 from the shop manager and fled away, sources added. Arora reported the matter to the police who reached the spot immediately after the incident. According to information, the three youths had also visited the showroom two days earlier.

A case at the Sadar Police station has been registered in this connection.



Sadhbhavna Samaroh today
Tribune News Service

Patiala, October 25
A Sadhbhavna Samaroh will be organised at the State College of Education tomorrow. The programme is being jointly organised by the Punjabi University, Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur National Integration chair, and State College of Education. The event will be inaugurated by the Deputy Commission Dipinder Singh.

College principal Aradhna K Singh said inter-college rangoli competition, poster- making contest, declamation contest and recitation contests will be organised on national integration. Patiala IG Paramjit Singh Gill will preside over. 



Patiala enter quarterfinal

Patiala, October 25
League matches of the Punjab School U-17 Kabaddi Championship concluded at Government Multipurpose School here today. In the girls’ category, Patiala, Mansa, Kapurthala wing, Ferozepur, Tarn Taran, Amritsar, Jalandhar and Sangrur, and in the boys’ category, Patiala, Mansa, Ropar, Amritsar, Hoshiarpur, Sangrur, Ferozepur and Bathinda made it to the quarterfinals. — TNS



DAV school clinch football title
Our Correspondent

Kalka, October 25
The CBSE Cluster XIII Football Tournament concluded with grand finale between Shishu Niketan Model Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh, and DAV Model School Sector 15, Chandigarh, at St Vivekanand Millennium School, HMT Township, Pinjore, here today.

Prakash Sharan, executive director, HMT, was the chief guest. DAV Model School, Sector 15, Chandigarh, bagged the winning trophy and Shishu Niketan Model Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh, and Durga Public School, Solan, got the first and second runners-up trophies, respectively.

Manish Mundri of DAV Model School, Sector 15, Chandigarh, was crowned best player of the tournament.

Results: Quarterfinals: 1 Shishu Niketan Model Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh, won against Army Public School, Janglot, Jammu, by 1-0 in Group B fixture. Karan scored the winning goal.

2 Durga Public School, Solan, beat St Soldier International School, Chandigarh, by 4-2 in the Group B. Harshad, Sunny, Robin and Rohit scored the goals for the winning team.

3 Delhi Public School, Pinjore, drubbed KC Public School, Jammu, by 3-1 in Group A. Quazi Muazib scored two goals and Akika scored a lone goal.

Semifinals: 1 DAV Model School, Sector 15, Chandigarh, won against Delhi Public School, Pinjore, by 3-0 in Group A fixture. Harpreet scored two goals and Amit scored one goal for the winning team.

2 Shishu Niketan Model Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh, defeated Durga Public School, Solan, by 3-1. The match was decided in a tie-breaker in Group B fixture. Aarshpreet, Rajan Negi and Sahil scored goals for the winning team.

Final: DAV Model School, Sector 15, Chandigarh, won against Shishu Niketan Model Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh, by 2-0. Manish scored two goals for the winning team.



Kamaljeet claims tennis title

Ambala, October 25
The three-day lawn tennis championship concluded here today.In the under-16 boy’s section, Kamaljeet emerged winner, while Pallav came second. In the under-14 section, Ankit outclassed Sakasham to lift the title.

In under-12 section, Viksit and Dakash came first and second, respectively.

In girl’s section, Vrinda emerged champion while Divya finished in the second position.

In under-12 section, Abhinandan remained first, while Ananya achieved the second position. — OC



Bathinda girls emerge champs

Rajpura, October 25
Girls from Giani Zail Singh College of Engineering and Technology (GZSCET), Bathinda, emerged champions after defeating Chitkara on the first day of the Punjab Technical University (PTU) Inter-College Basketball Tournament here today.

Boys’ team from Shaheed Udham Singh College of Engineering and Technology, Tangori, finished runners-up. Around 800 students from 61 colleges are participating in the three-day tournament.

The day and night matches are being organised on the Chitkara campus. Dharamvir Singh, member of the Indian hockey team that won silver medal in the recently concluded Commonwealth Games, was also honoured. — TNS



Husband convicted in dowry death case
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 25
Additional District and Sessions Judge Lalit Batra today convicted Bhupinderjit Singh Gill in a dowry death case. The court, however, acquitted his parents. The quantum of sentence would be pronounced on October 27.

The police had registered an FIR against Bhupinderjit and his parents, Karamjit Singh Gill and Parminder Kaur, under Sections 498-A (husband of woman subjecting her to cruelty), 304-B (dowry death), 306 (abetment to suicide) and 34 (common intention) of the IPC after the death of Bhupinderjit’s wife Tikka Preet.

Tikka Preet was married to Bhupinderjit on February 28, 2000, and started troubling her for dowry soon after. Seven months after marriage, she left her in-laws’ house and came back to stay with her father, Col NS Pandher. According to the prosecution, Tikka Preet received a telephone call from Bhupinderjit on January 28, 2001, after which she got tense. She consumed some tablets the next day and died.

As per the allegations, Bhupinderjit and his family were demanding a dowry of Rs 7 lakh. Pandher gave them Rs 3 lakh.

The father of the deceased had said, “My daughter was unhappy. She used to write to me that her in-laws would never stop ill-treating her. They used to beat her up.” The letters had been placed on record in court.



Sofat denied bail
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, October 25
A local court has dismissed the bail application filed by Ludhiana-based doctor Sumit Sofat, who is presently lodged in Ambala jail in an attempt to murder case registered against him.

The police had arrested Sumit Sofat, a resident of Heera Nagar (Ludhiana), from Sector 22, Chandigarh on September 17. The police had registered an FIR against Sofat on July 19 last year under Sections 182 and 307 of the IPC after he lodged a false complaint against Ramesh Pashan and his sons, all residents of Ludhiana, in July last year stating that they had robbed him of Rs 32 lakh at Morni hills.

However, the Pashan family produced evidence before the police to establish their innocence in the case when summoned by the local police. The police, during investigation, found that Sofat had a dispute with Pashans over a piece of land since 2005 and had allegedly cooked up the story to frame them in a criminal case.



Robbery Case
2-day police remand for accused
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 25
The police arrested Monu Kumar, a resident of Sector 25, who allegedly robbed a woman of her gold chain and a car after kidnapping her from Colony No. 4, here last night.

The accused kidnapped Kouser Jahan, a resident of Dera Basi, who was under the influence of liquor while she sitting alone in the car, the police said.

The sources confirmed that the car over turned and Monu was entrapped. After a lot of efforts, he managed to come out and tried to flee, near Bhushan Factory in Phase I, Industrial Area, but was apprehended by a police team. Additional SHO of the Industrial Area police station, sub-inspector Dharamvir Singh, said the accused was under the influence of liquor and got infuriated over a minor altercation of removing the car. “He was drunk and finding the woman alone in the car he kidnapped her. He kept on hitting,” Dharamvir Singh said.

Kouser was returning home with her husband after shopping from Sector 15 yesterday when the incident occurred. She managed to escape by jumping from a moving car. She, however, was injured in the process and suffered head injuries.

Earlier, Monu was sentenced to imprisonment for one-and-half year in a fatal road accident case in Himachal Pradesh. He was recently arrested by the Sector 39 police station in a theft case.

The police today produced the accused in a local court, which remanded him in two-day police custody. 



One arrested for stealing motorcycle
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, October 25
The police arrested a vehicle lifter from Panchkula-Zirakpur barrier and recovered a stolen motorcycle from his possession here today.The accused has been identified as Vicky Jain, a resident of Sector 19. A case has been registered against him in Sector 20 police station under Section 379 of the IPC. The police produced the accused before a court, which remanded him to one day’s judicial custody.

The police said Vicky had stolen the motorcycle (HR-03F-3013) parked outside the house of its owner in Sector 19 yesterday. The police team had laid a naka near Panchkula-Zirakpur barrier and arrested the accused along with the vehicle.



Man duped of camera at PGI
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 25
A swindler defrauded a Panchkula resident of his video camera after calling him to the OPD at the PGI to record of an event yesterday.The conman, identified as Rajan, fled with the camera after sending the victim to a room for putting on surgical gloves, mask and an apron to enter into the conference room to record the event.

The victim, a professional videographer, Hardeep Singh, a resident of Gurukul Colony, Panchkula, told the police that he received a phone call on October 18, in which the caller appreciated his work saying he wanted him to record a conference of doctors at the PGI on October 24.

Hardeep reached the PGI in the morning and stood near the old gate of the OPD where he was told to come.

The man took him to a room on the fourth floor of the OPD and told him to go inside to change clothes leaving his camera kit behind.

When Hardeep returned finding no one there, the conman fled by that time with his camera.

He reported the matter to the police and a case was registered at the Sector 11 police station. 



Cars stolen in separate incidents
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 25
Yogesh Dhiman, a resident of Shimla, alleged that someone had stolen his Hyundai Santro car (HP 08 A 0007) from Pipliwala Town at Mani Majra on October 23.In another incident, Mewa Singh, a resident of Sector 20, alleged that someone had stolen his Maruti Alto car (CH 01 AD 1596) from Sector 19, Chandigarh, yesterday. Two separate cases of thefts have been registered.


Krishan Kumar, a resident of Milk Colony, Dhanas, alleged that someone had stolen music system, tool kit, loudspeakers tutor and some documents from his car (CH 01 AC 5383) parked at his house during the intervening night of October 23 and 24. 



Skating: Rolling Tigers roar
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, October 25
Rolling Tigers of Manav Mangal Skating Academy, Sector 11, brought laurels by winning as many as 10 speed champion titles and 45 medals (28 gold, 10 silver and 7 bronze) in the All-India Invitational Rink Hockey and Speed Skating Championship that concluded at Mussorie on Sunday.

Around 300 skaters from various states, including Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Delhi, participated in the event.

The local skaters who won medals in the meet are: Boys’ under-6 quads: Kartik Jindal (gold in rink 1, gold in rink 2 and gold in road race).

Boys’ under-8 quads: Akshit Kharab (gold in rink 1, gold in rink 2 and bronze in road race); Sanyam Gupta (bronze in rink 1, bronze in rink 2 and gold in road race); Manharsh Pal Singh (silver in rink 1, silver in rink 2), Bhavan Deep Singh (silver in road race).

Under-8 inline: Sanyam (gold in rink 1, silver in rink 2 and gold in road race), Manharsh Pal Singh (bronze in rink 1, silver in road race;

Girls’ under-8 quads: Akshita Shourie (gold in rink 1, gold in rink 2 and gold in road race).

Boys’ under-10 quads: Adhiraj Kundlas (gold in rink 1, gold in rink 2 and gold in road race).

Under-10 inline: Harsh Gupta (gold in rink 1, gold in rink 2 and gold in road race); Harsh Sehrawat (bronze in rink 2 and bronze in road race).

Girls’ under-12 quads: Sirjana Dhaliwal (gold in rink 1, silver in rink 2 and gold in road race).

Under-12 inline: Sirjana Dhaliwal (gold in rink 1, gold in rink 2 and gold in road race).

Boys’ under-12 inline: Anuj Sud (gold in rink 1, gold in rink 2 and gold in road race); Gaurav Bishnoi (silver in rink 1, silver in rink 2 and silver in road race), Rushat Parihar (bronze in rink 1, bronze in rink 2 and bronze in road race).

Boys’ under-14 quads: Anmol Nayyar (silver in road race).

Under-14 inline: Shubham Aggarwal (gold in rink 1, gold in rink 2 and gold in road race). 



APJ Kharar, DAV-8 make it to semis
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, October 25
APJ Kharar and DAV School Sector 8 entered the semifinals of the 7th Molly Carver Memorial Tournament for High School being organised jointly by DP Azad Cricket Academy and St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, here today.

In the first match, Kapil Punia (57) and Abhijeet (55) helped APJ Kharar beat DAV School at DAV school grounds.

Batting first, APJ Kharar were bowled out for 168 runs in 39.4 overs. Kapil Punia 57 (6 fours) and Abhijeet 55 (5 fours) were the main scorers for their team and their partnership yielded 92 runs for the third wicket.

For DAV-8, Arvind Chauhan was the pick of the bowlers taking two wickets for 21 runs.

In reply, DAV were restricted to 153 runs in 38.3 overs.

Arvind Chauhan 51 (8 fours), Kulbeer 43 and Raman Bishnoi 18 and Puneet 11 were the main scorers. For APJ, Karan scalped four wickets giving away 29 runs.

In the second match, Stepping Stones defeated St Stephen’s School, Togan, by two wickets.

Batting first, St Stephen’s were bowled out for 156 runs in 29.1 overs. Sahil Saini 35 and Aamir 18 and Arjun 18 were the main scorers.

For Stepping Stones, Kamalpreet Singh took three wickets for 22 runs, while Loving and Tushar took two wickets each, giving away 20 and 22 runs, respectively.

In reply, Stepping Stones achieved the target of 157 losing eight wickets in 29.5 overs.

Lovish 22, Shubham Gupta 41 and Arohi Sharma 15 were the main scorers.

For St Stephen’s, Aamir was the pick of the bowlers, taking five wickets for 20 runs, including a hat-trick.

Brief scores: First match: APJ Kharar: 168 all out in 39.4 overs (Kapil Punia 57, Abhijeet 55; Arvind Chauhan 2 for 21, Kulbeer Singh 2 for 4, Bhagminder 2 for 19).

DAV-8: 153 all out in 38.3 overs (Arvind Chauhan 51, Kulbeer 43 n.o, Raman Bishnoi 18, Puneet 11; Karan 4 for 29).

Second match: St Stephen’s: 156 al out in 29.1 overs (Sahil Saini 35, Aamir 18, Arjun Singh 18; Kamalpreet Singh 3 for 22, Lovish 2 for 20, Tushar 2 for 22).

Stepping Stones: 157 for 8 in 29.5 overs (Lovish 22, Shubham Gupta 41, Arohi Sharma 15; Aamir 5 for 20).

Tomorrow’s fixture: St Stephen’s-45 vs GNPS-36.



GGDSD-32 lift trophy

Chandigarh, October 25
GGDSD College, Sector 32, lifted the champions trophy in the Panjab University Inter-College Cricket (Men) A-Division Championship, 2010-11. In a nail-biting final match, the winners beat DAV College, Sector 10, by just one run.

Batting first, GGDSD College set a target of 189 runs for their rivals after scoring 188 for eight in 40 overs. Their key contributor was Simrat Bawa who hammered 53 runs. Chasing the target, DAV team could make only 187 for nine in the stipulated overs. Sachin Sohal chipped in with unbeaten 63 runs. SCD Government College, Ludhiana, and SGGS College, Sector 26, Chandigarh, secured third and fourth positions, respectively. — TNS



T-20: 29-run win for Punjab
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 25
Punjab salvaged some pride by defeating JKCA by 29 runs in its last league encounter in the North Zone Inter-State T-20 Tournament in Delhi today.Batting first, Punjab made 140 for eight in the allotted overs. Openers Sarul Kanwar and Jaskaran Singh gave a solid start by adding on 40 in just 4.2 overs before Jaskaran Singh (16) was caught by Manjoor Elahi off RB Datta.

Kanwar also fell at the same score after making 24 runs.

Amit Prashar (29 off 31) and Bipul Sharma (21 off 20) were other notable scorers for the team.

In reply, J&K could manage 111 for six in 20 overs. Their innings revolved around opener Abdul Nabi Bhutt who scored 43 off 43 balls.

Manpreet Gony took three for 17 followed by SS Ladda, who claimed two for 27.

Brief scores: Punjab: 140 for eight in 20 overs (Sarul Kanwar 24, Amit Prashar 29, Bipul Sharma 21, Ravi Inder 19, Jaskaran Singh 16; Abdul Navi 2 for 40, RB Datta 2 for 20, Dhruv Mahajan 2 for 17).

JKCA: 111 for six in 20 overs (A Navi Bhatt 43, AG Navi 16, SU Baig 13 off 13, MS Gony 3 for 17 and SS Ladda 2 for 27).



Sports fest for women from Nov 12
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 25
The sports department of the Chandigarh administration will organise a sports festival for women under the PYKKA scheme for 2010-11 from November 12 to 15.Competitions in athletics, basketball, gymnastics, badminton, handball, hockey, kabaddi, kho-kho, lawn tennis, swimming and table tennis will be conducted during the festival.

According to ML Sharma, sports director, the teams to represent the UT in the upcoming national women festival will be selected during the event.

Colleges/institutions/clubs/departments situated in the jurisdiction of the UT will be eligible to submit their entries in the office of the District Sports Officer, Hockey Stadium, Sector 42, Chandigarh, or to coaches concerned of the respective games at their respective coaching centres.

Utility/cash prizes will be conferred on the first three position holders of the tournament.

The last date for submission of entries is November 8 by 5 pm.



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