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Non-procurement of Paddy
Commission agents seek ADC’s help
Our Correspondent

Bassi Pathana, October 26
Hundreds of commission agents from the local grain market and adjoining mandis called upon Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) today and apprised him about the non-procurement of paddy and lifting of procured paddy.

They said more than 1.5 lakh bags of procured paddy were lying in the local grain market and same was the position in adjoining Barwala, Nand Pur Kalour and Raillon grain markets.

They said procured paddy had not been lifted since past one week. They blamed the local rice millers for the present situation and alleged that they decided the fate of the farmers and commission agents.

ADC assured the commission agents that the Deputy Commissioner had instructed the Food and Civil Supply Controller to ensure the procurement and lifting.

He said a team from the Union government would be visiting the grain markets and they would submit the report and the government was expecting relaxation.

He said sooner the matter was settled the procurement and lifting would start on fast note.

Sources say that rice millers were looking forward for the concession from the Union government.

They were of the view that concession would be given on the paddy lifted after the announcement.

The sources say that Deputy Commissioner had warned the rice millers to start lifting the procured paddy and directed the procurement agencies to shift the procured paddy to other destination, if the rice millers don't lift it by tomorrow.



Nine held for encroachment bid
Tribune News Service

Rajpura, October 26
The police today arrested nine persons for trying to encroach upon a house at Shyam Nagar.

A 12-bore pistol and three live cartridges have also been recovered from them.

The police said complainant Balbir Singh and his uncle Amar Singh had been residing in the house for the past three decades.

Amar left his nephew’s house a few days ago and started staying at some other place. He came, along with some supporters, and tried to get the house vacated from his nephew, who had been staying there with his wife and four children.

The police said nine persons arrested in this regard had been identified as Amar Singh, Arun Kumar, both residents of Shyam Nagar, Amarinder Singh of Gurbax Colony, Patiala, Jasbir Singh of Raipur, Patiala, Om Parkash of Kale Majra, Bikramjit Singh of Ram Nagar, Rajpura, Sohanpreet Singh of Ram Nagar, Rajpura, Karnail Singh of Peer Colony, Patiala, and Rashpal Singh of Done Kalan. A case was registered against the accused and they were produced before the magistrate, who sent them to jail.



2-day police remand for snatcher

Chandigarh, October 26
A local court today remanded one of the three snatchers it had arrested to two-day police remand.

The police said that Mandeep was produced before a court today which remanded him to police custody till October 28. Sources said the accused were drug addicts and had spent time at drug rehabilitation centres, too. Investigators were trying to get the address of the jeweller who had purchased ornaments that the accused had snatched. — TNS



25-year-old booked for suicide bid
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 26
The police on Monday arrested a Rajasthan resident, who allegedly cut his veins to commit suicide.

Sources said 25-year-old Arvind Kumar was employed with a private company and he cut his veins on Monday afternoon. The police is trying to ascertain the reason behind the incident as the victim was still recuperating at the Sector 16 Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, where hew as admitted yesterday.

He was noticed lying in a pool of blood by his neighbour who called the police. The police has registered a case of attempt to suicide under Section 309 of the IPC against him.

2 hurt in mishaps

Two persons were injured in two separate road accidents in different parts of the city.

Saminder Kaur, a resident of Sector 69, Mohali, reported to the police alleging that a car (CH-03-A-0007) rammed into her Honda Activa scooter near a wine shop in Kaimbwala village yesterday. She was admitted to the Sector 16 Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH). The police has arrested driver of the car, identified as Munish Srivastava, a resident of Sector 19, on charges of causing injuries due to rash and negligent driving.

In another incident, Surinderpal, a resident of Naya Gaon, lodged a complaint with the police alleging that his brother, Yashpal, was injured after being hit by a CTU bus in Sector 42 yesterday. He was admitted to the GMSH. The police has arrested the bus driver, Surinderpal Singh, after registering a case against him.



Over 1 lakh pirated CDs seized
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 26
The police today seized over 1 lakh pirated audio and video CDs after raiding a shop in Sector 22 following a tip-off.

The in charge of the Sector 22 police post, Jaspal Singh Bullar, said Harjinder Singh, a resident of Sector 37, was arrested from his shop-cum-godown in Sector 22 on information provided by Anil Kumar, a representative of the UTV Enterprises.

Bhullar said the accused, who had been arrested on similar charges earlier, too, told the police that he had bought the CDs from Panipat and Hisar.

A case of cheating under Section 420 of the IPC and Section 52 and 53 of the Copyrights Act has been registered against the accused.



Jagpreet steers St Stephen’s to semifinals
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 26
With his six-wicket haul, medium-pacer Jagpreet Singh (six for 28) steered St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, to move into the semifinals of the ongoing 7th Molly Carver Inter-School Cricket Tournament after beating Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, by 188 runs on the school ground at Togan today.

Batting first, Stephen’s team mustered 241 runs all out in 40 overs. Udit Mehta emerged as the highest scorer with 39 runs. Talwinderjit Singh chipped in 36 runs, while Gaurav Singh hit 32 runs.

For GNPS, Amish Sidhu and Yash Kapila took two wickets each.

In reply, GNPS gave up at 53 in just 15 overs. The wrecker-in-chief was Jagpreet Singh who ripped apart the batting line-up of the rivals with his deadly bowling spell.

Harswaroop Singh played defiant knock of 20 runs.

In semifinals, St Stephen’s- 45 will take on DAV-8, while GNPS-36 will lock horns with APJ Kharar.


St Stephen’s School, Sector 45: 241 all out in 40 overs (Udit Mehta 39, Talwinderjit Singh 36, Gaurav Singh 32, Gurraunak 19, Amish Sidhu two for 41, Yash Kapila two for 27)

GNPS-36: 53 all out in 15 overs (Harswaroop Singh 20, Jagpreet Singh six for 28, Sukhraaj Singh three for 23).



Manik, Rubal declared best shooters
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, October 26
Manik Kalra and Rubal Deol have been declared as best shooters in men and women categories, respectively, in the 35th Chandigarh State Shooting Championship that concluded at the Shooting Range, Sector 25, here today.

Parminder Singh Dhindsa, minister, PWD, Punjab, gave away prizes. Dr BC Gupta, RS Ghuman, SSP Operation, UT, Chandigarh, were also present.

Himanshu Yuvraj was the youngest shooter in the championship.


1. Small Bore Free Rifle ISSF Prone Sr Men Gold: Mansimran Singh. Silver: Sukhdip Singh 2. Small Bore Free Rifle NR Prone Men Peep Sight Gold: Balwinder Singh 3. Air Rifle ISSF Men Gold: Sdhiraj Singh. Silver: Gurmandeep Singh. Bronze: Nipun Nagpal 4. Air Rifle ISSF Jr Men Gold: Adhiraj Singh. Silver: Gurmandeep Singh. Bronze: Nipun Nagpal 5. Air Rifle ISSF Sr Women Gold: Anjum Modgil. Silver: Gurjeet Kaur. Bronze: Roopneet Maan 6. Air Rifle ISSF Jr Women Gold: Anjum Modgil. Silver: Gurjeet Kaur. Bronze: Roopmeet Maan 7. Air Pistol ISSF Jr Men Gold: Mandeep Gill. Silver: Manik Kalra. Bronze: Divanshu Mittal 8. Air Pistol ISSF Sr Women Gold: Amrinder Kaur Sangha. Silver: Rubal Deol. Bronze: Harnoor Gill 9. Air Psitol ISSF Jr. Women Gold: Rubal Deol. Silver: Harnoor Gill. Bronze: Asavari Tayal 10. Center Fire Pistol Men Gold: Sunil Chaudhary. Silver: Harvinder Singh. Bronze: Jaswinder Singh. 11. 25 Meters Standard Pistol Gold: Holinder Singh. Silver: Jaswinder Singh. Bronze: Sunil Chaudhary 12. 50 Meters Pitol Jr. Men Gold: Manik Kalra. Silver: Divanshu Mittal. Bronze: Dhruv Kumar 13. 25 Meters Sports Pistol Women Gold: Rubal Deol 14. Air Rifle Open Sight Nr Sr. Men Gold: Vadwinder Singh 15. Air Rifle Open Sight Nr Jr. Men Gold: Vadwinder Singh 16. Air Pistol Open Singh Nr. Sr. Women Gold: Anandeep Kaur 17. Air Pistol Nr Jr. Men Gold: Mohiteshnar K Joshi. Silver: Shivtat Bhullar. Bronze: Dayal Singh 18. Air Psitol Nr Sr Women Gold: Khishbir Kaur. Silver: Gurpreet. Bronze: Lalita 19. Air Pistol Nr Jr. Women Gold: Kh Shaily Arya. Silver: Harpreet Kaur. Bronze: Nina Chandel 20. Air Pistol Nr Youth Women Gold: Gauri. Silver: Hasrat. Bronze: Anandita Singh 21. .22 Standard Rifle OS Nr prone Sr Men. Gold: Tejpal Singh. Silver: Mandeep Saxena. Bronze: Sardar Singh 22. .22 Standar Rifle OS Nr 3P Sr Men Gold: Bhagwant Singh. Silver: Tejpal Singh. Bronze: Dharminder Randhawa 23. Air Rifle Peep Sight Nr Sr Men. Gold: Shivdeep Singh. Silver: Gandharv Sahni. Bronze: Rahul Jaswal. 24. Air Rifle Pep Sight Nr Jr. Men Gold: Shivdeep Gill. Silver: Gandharv Sahni. Bronze: Gurvinder Singh 25. Air Rifle Peep Sight Nr Sr Women Gold: Sarita Sharma. Silver: Taranjeet Kaur 26. Air Pistol Nr Vereran Gold: Amarjit Singh Sodhi. Silver: Lt Col. J.S Ahluwalia 27. 25 meters Sports Pistol Junior Men Gold: Manik Kalra. Silver: Angad Sachdeva. Bronze: Gautam Singh. 28. .22 Standard Rifle OS Nr prone Jr. Men Gold: Vikas Prasad. Silver: Pradeep. Bronze: Vinod Kumar. 29. .22 Standard Rifle OS Nr prone Jr Women. Gold: Kulwinder Singh. Silver: Chahatdeep Kaur. Bronze: Nitika 



Feroz fires best card in junior golf meet
Our Golf Correspondent

Chandigarh, October 26
Feroz Garewal of Chandigarh fired the best card of the tournament, a gross two-over 74, in the second tournament of the Junior Golf Mission 2016 circuit played on the par-72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club here today.

Playing in the B Category (13-15 years) Feroz scored two strokes better than the A Category (16-18 years) winner, Tarundeep Chadha, who carded a four over 76.

Tarundeep came back with a blemish-free two under 34 back nine after being six over 42 at the turn to defeat another city lad Raghav Bhandari by two strokes. At the turn Raghav had a one-stroke advantage.

Feroz began with three bogies to be three over 39 at the turn in the B Category with Harsh Gangwar leading by one stroke at 38, despite a three-bogey blunder on the ninth hole.

Feroz fired three birdies and conceded two bogeys for a one-under 35 back nine. On the other hand, Harsh Gangwar bogeyed four times to finish four strokes behind Feroz at 78.

Barring these categories, all other categories were decided on nett scores. The winners were Gurvaak Deol (Chandigarh) in the C Category and Digraj Singh (Ludhiana) in the D Category.

In the ladies section, A Category was clinched by Sukhneer Saini with Ashi Jain scoring a double winning the C and D Categories titles.

Final score: Boys: Category A (gross): Tarundeep Chadha 76, Raghav Bhandari 78, MB Singh Bawa 82; Category B (gross): Feroz Garewal 74, Harsh Gangwar 78, Pukhraj Singh and Yuvraj Sandhu 79;

Category C (nett): Gurvaak Deol 69, Karandeep Kochhar and Rattan Bajwa 72 (Karandeep had the best gross score of 84); Category D (nett): Digraj Singh 73, Harbiksun S Sangha 74, Aadil Bedi and Harmanbir Singh 76 (Digraj had the best gross score of 85).

Girls: A Category (nett): Sukhneer Saini, Ekam J Singh and Tavleen Batra 72 (Sukhneer fired the best gross score of 84); Category C (nett): Ashi Jain 79, Ashmeet Saini 90, Kainaat 92;

Category D (nett): Ashi Jain 79, Ashmeet Saini 90, Amiya Mahajan 134 (Ashi Jain had the best gross score of 101 in both C and D Categories.



Mankad Cricket Trophy
Punjab get better of Himachal
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 26
Punjab knocked out Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) team in the U-19 Vinoo Mankad Cricket Trophy being played at Amtar, Himachal Pradesh, today.

In a do-or-die contest, Punjab got the better of HPCA by four wickets.

The win enabled Punjab to take their points tally to 16 to qualify for the knock out stage.

Earlier, HPCA made 239 for eight in 50 overs. The target was overhauled by Punjab team in 49.5 overs, losing six wickets in the course.

HPCA skipper Abhimanyu Rana won the toss and elected to bat first. The team got off to a solid start with openers PS Chopra’s 42 of 60 and AK Rana’s 70-run knock. Kamal Passi (four for 54) and Gurinder Singh (two for 55) were the main wicket takers for Punjab.

In reply, Punjab lost their first wicket at 10 when Pargat Singh was caught by AP Bashisth for eight. Opener Manan Vohra and Vikramdit stitched a 110-run partnership for the second wicket.

Manan hit 56 runs and Vikramdit chipped in 64 runs.

The other notable partnership of 71 runs between Anil Sihag and Birkanwar helped the team to reach the target with ease.


Himachal: 239 for eight in 50 overs (P.S Chopra 42, AK Rana 70, NR Gangta 29, SPathania 28, Kamal Passi four for 54 and Gurinder Singh two for 55)

Punjab: 241 for six in 49.5 overs (Manan Vohra 56, Vikramdit 64, Anil Sihag 41, Birkanwar 39 VK Gulatia two for 49, AP Bashisth one for 30, SJ Malhotra one for 36).



Football meet from Oct 29

Chandigarh, October 26
Saupin’s School, Sector 32, will organise an inter-school football tournament-fourth RF Saupin’s Football Running Trophy on the school ground from October 29.

All schools from the tricity have been invited to participate. — TNS



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