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Manvir shines in declamation contest

Patiala, November 9
An inter-school declamation competition was organised by the Punjab Academy of Sciences at Paradise International Senior Secondary School, Ghagga, in Patiala.About 14 schools participated in the competition.

Vishavdeep Kaur of and Manvir Kaur, students of Jasdev Public School, spoke at length on topics, “Foeticide” and “Are we really independent after 63 years of Independence?”. The certificate of merit was awarded to Manvir Kaur for securing first position. — TNS



Website to support content mgmt system
Tribune News Service

Patiala, November 9
Punjabi University Vice-Chancellor, Dr Jaspal Singh launched the university’s Women Studies Centre (WSC) website, www.wscpedia.org, to support its web content management system here today.

WSC director, Dr Manju Verma said the main objective of launching the website was to support capacity building and promote gender equality in addition to highlighting issues concerning women empowerment. “It would also help in building comprehensive database and enhance connectivity among various segments related to women issues,” she asserted.

The VC expressed hope that WSC would come up with innovative and research oriented ideas. A documentary, “Women Stonebreakers: Invisible and Silent”, based on women workers in the unorganised sector was also shown on the occasion.



2 cases of dengue confirmed
Our Correspondent

Kalka, November 9
Two positive cases of dengue have been reported from the Bhima Devi Colony at Pinjore, near here, leading to panic among residents of the colony.According to information available, the symptoms have been confirmed on two residents of the same colony.

Phool Kumar disclosed that his nephew Sandeep reported fever and was taken to the primary health centre at Pinjore.

Medical tests confirmed that he had positive symptoms of dengue. He was rushed to the Government Medical College and Hospital at Sector 32 in Chandigarh.

Daya Nand, an employee of the HMT factory, was also admitted to the Sector 32 hospital with the same symptoms.

They said there was abundance of mosquitoes and the health department had not conducted fogging for over two years.



One booked for assaulting BDPO employee
Our Correspondent

Dera Bassi, November 9
An employee of BDPO, Dera Bassi, was allegedly beaten up by a resident of Tisambli village for “not hearing” his complaint. According to information, victim Nishan Singh was allegedly beaten up by Madan Gopal.

BDPO, Dera Bassi, Preetinder Singh said Madan Gopal had entered the office of Nishan Singh and allegedly misbehaved with him in an inebriated condition. The police has registered a case against Madan Gopal.



Attempt-to-murder Case
Anticipatory bail of four accused cancelled
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 9
A local court today cancelled the anticipatory bail of four accused, including Roshan Jindal, one of the promoters of the Swami Devi Dyal Group of Institutes, Barwala, involved in an attempt-to-murder case for assaulting their relative at Mani Majra last month.

The additional SHO of the Mani Majra police station, inspector Ranjit Singh, said the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Lalit Batra today cancelled the anticipatory bail of Roshan, his son Monu and his daughters-in-law Reetu and Tamanna, who were absconding.

The police said Gargi, wife of Roshan’s younger brother Amit Jindal, had alleged that the 
accused barged into her house at Mani Majra on October 17 following some family dispute and tried to strangle her.

A case was registered against the accused at the Mani Majra police station.



Convict hurt in assault

Chandigarh, November 9
A lifer in a murder case was injured after a fellow inmate, also a murder convict, attacked him in Burail Jail here this evening. The victim was admitted to the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, where he received stitches on his wounded forehead.

Police station-34 SHO Udeypal Singh said the incident reportedly occurred on the jail premises when the accused, identified as Sanjeev Kumar, a resident of Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, attacked the victim, Suresh Kumar, a resident of Sonepat, with a broomstick. Suresh sustained injuries on the forehead and other parts of the body and was taken to the hospital. “He suffered minor injuries and we are waiting for a formal complaint from the jail authorities to proceed on the matter”, the SHO said. — TNS



Mobile snatched from woman stranded in jam
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 9
A pedestrian snatched a mobile phone from a woman stranded in a traffic jam on the road leading to Mani Majra from Bapu Dham Colony here today.

The victim, Renu Bala, a resident of Sector 30, reported to the police that she was talking on the phone while seated in her car during a traffic jam, when a youth snatched the phone. The accused fled to a jungle along the road and disappeared. A case has been registered.


Chandan Kumar, a resident of Sector 17, Rohni, Delhi, reported to the police alleging that his Hero Honda motorcycle (DL 8S AN 8028) was stolen from IT Park yesterday. A case of theft has been registered.

Pistol seized

The police yesterday arrested Rohit, a resident or Jalandhar, near the Poultry Farm Chowk while allegedly carrying a country-made pistol along with three live cartridges. A case under the Arms Act has been registered at the police station-31.


Navdeep, a resident of Sector 52, filed a complaint with the police alleging that a Maruti Alto car (CH 03 L 8344) knocked down his motorcycle near Neelam Cinema in Sector 17 yesterday. He was injured in the mishap and admitted to the PGI. The police has arrested the car driver, Budan Lal, a resident of Colony No. 5, on charges of causing injuries due to rash and negligent driving.



Bid to abduct minor girl, suspect held
Tribune News Service

Zirakpur, November 9
Alert relatives of an industrialist foiled an attempt to kidnap a minor girl at a wedding function at the Sekhon Marriage Palace located near the Panchkula barrier on the Zirakpur-Kalka highway late yesterday night.

The suspect, identified as Shakti Sharma, 25, a resident of Sector 21, Panchkula was arrested by the Zirakpur police and produced in a local court that remanded him to judicial custody.

The police investigating the case stated the cops received information at about 11 pm about the incident in which an NRI minor girl was found missing at the wedding function of the industrialist, Harminder Singh Sethi, a resident of Phase 7, Mohali.

In his complaint Sethi told the police at around 10.30 pm, when the wedding function of his son was going on, the girl’s parents told him their daughter was missing and they did not find her anywhere at the venue. The family members immediately informed the wedding hall’s owners who began searching for the girl there. Suddenly one of the girl’s relatives noticed a clean-shaved man walking towards to the hall’s gate along with the girl.

The security guards and family members caught hold of the suspect and began thrashing him. Later, he was handed over to the police.

The investigating officer said the suspect was in an inebriated condition when he was apprehended.

SHO Yogi Raj stated the police team arrived at the scene after receiving information about the incident and arrested Sharma, who was working as a taxi driver. A case has been registered and a court sent the suspect to judicial custody today, he added.



Bail jumper arrested
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, November 9
A bail jumper, convicted in a fraud case, was arrested by the Chandimandir police late last night.The police said the accused, Sunny, a resident of Rishikesh in Uttarakhand, had jumped his bail on February 2, last year.

A case had been registered against him under Section 420, 467, 468, 471 of the IPC in Chandimandir police station. He was produced in the court today which sent him in judicial custody.



PU eves to face Khalsa college in final
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 9
With her seven-wicket haul just for 12 runs, Anit of Panjab University Campus wreaked havoc against GGDSD College, Sector 32, which lost to the hosts by whopping 194 runs in the Panjab University Inter-College Cricket (women) Tournament being played at PU grounds.

With the win, the PU team also sailed into the final of the tourney, while in the other semifinal, Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana, beat MCM DAV College, Sector 36, by 50 runs.

Earlier, batting first, PU Campus team put on 228 runs for six in allotted 35 overs. Ankita and Jaskaran strengthened the team’s position by hitting 73 runs and 65 runs, respectively.

For SD college, Radhika and Shivani claimed three wickets each.

Chasing the target, SD college never seemed in the match, as the entire team fell like pack of cards. The team could muster only 34 all out in just 18 overs. Anit stole the show by claiming seven wickets, conceding just 12 runs. No batswoman from the losing side could touch even the double figure.

In the second semifinal, Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana, scored 224 for eight wickets in 45 overs with the help of 77-run knock by Parveen Khan. She was well accompanied by Baljnder Kaur, who chipped in 35 runs, while Preeti contributed 31 runs in the course.

For MCM team, Noopur and Aakriti snapped two wickets each for 50 and 51 runs, respectively.

In reply, MCM DAV College gave up at 174 runs in 41 overs. Aakriti played a good knock of 71 runs, but in vain. Khalsa College’s Simarjt Kaur was wrecker-in-chief with four for 27, whereas Jasvir Kaur finished with figure three for 34.

Brief scores Match I:

PU Campus: 228 for 6 in 35 overs (Ankita 73, Jaskiran 65, Suman 24; Radhika 3 for 37, Shivani 3 for 46).

GGD SD College: 34 all out in 18 overs (Priya 9, Radhika 4; Anit 7 for 12, Tanvi 2 for 11).

Brief scores II:

Khalsa College: 224 for 8 wickets in 45 overs (Parveen Khan 77, Baljnder Kaur 35, Preeti 31; Noopur 2 for 50, Aakriti 2 for 51, Preeti 1 for 18).

MCM DAV College: 174 for 10 in 41 overs (Aakriti 76, Simarjit 37; Simarjt Kaur 4 for 27, Jasvir Kaur 3 for 34).



Double delight for GN College
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 9
GN College, Narangwal, put up a good show by winning two matches in the Panjab University Inter-College Kabaddi (NS) Men-B-Division Tournament played at the PU Gymnasium Hall here today.

The team beat GN Khalsa College, Moga, by 29-18 in their first outing, while in their second match Narangwal team emerged winner by beating Khalsa College, Garhdiwala, by 50-14 points.

Earlier, Khalsa College beat GNN College, Doraha, by 29-11. The other team, which finished as the winner in their outing against GNN, Doraha, was GN College, Moga, by a margin of 13 points. The final score was 39-26 in favour of GN College, Moga.

While in the Panjab University Inter-College Kabaddi (NS) Men-A-Division Tournament, PG Government College, Sector 11, Chandigarh, beat MR Government College, Fazilka, by 48-24.



Volleyball tourneys

Chandigarh, November 9
The Chandigarh Volleyball Association will organise Chandigarh state junior boys and girls and Chandigarh state senior men and women volleyball championships on November 16 and 17 and November 23 and 24, respectively, at Sports Complex, Sector 7, here.

During the championships, probables will be selected to represent the city in the forthcoming national championships being held at Bangalore, Bijapur (Karnataka) and Chennai in November, December and February, respectively. In sub-junior section, players born on or after January 1, 1995, and in junior section, players born on or after January 1, 1993 will be eligible for participation. The entries can be sent to Suresh Kumar, volleyball coach, Sector-7 complex. — TNS



Vinoo Mankad Trophy
Punjab beat Mumbai, storm into semis
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 9
Punjab sailed into the under-19 semifinal for Vinoo Mankad Trophy after securing a 26-run win over Mumbai at St Stephen’s College grounds, New Delhi, today.Punjab bowlers Gurinder Singh (4 for 41) and Anil Sihag (3 for 40) played a key role in the win, restricting their rivals to 210, while chasing the winning target of 237 runs.

Winning the toss, Punjab opted to bat and mustered 236 for six in 50 overs.

They were helped in their cause by an enterprising knock of 62 runs off 103 balls (six boundaries) by Mandeep Singh. Manan Vohra with his 44-run knock was other notable scorer. He hit four boundaries while facing 63 balls.

The other contributions came from Anil Sihag (24), Love Kumar (42 n.o. in 41 balls) and Gurinder Singh (42 n.o. in 29 balls).

BF Alam and AI Bhorania claimed two wickets each for 50 and 30 runs, respectively, for Mumbai.

Chasing the target, Mumbai were restricted to 210 in 47.3 overs. VV Parab’s half century (50) went in vain. He was supported by SS Singh (38), SN Netravalkar (31 n.o), AA Harwadkar (26) and NS Parab (36).

For Punjab, Gurinder Singh emerged as the highest wicket-taker (4 for 41) and was supported by Anil Sihag, who snapped 3 for 40.

Punjab will play their semifinal match on November 12 in New Delhi.

Brief scores: Punjab: 236 for 6 in 50 overs (Mandeep Singh 62, Manan Vohra 44, Anil Sihag 24, Love Kumar 42 not out, Gurinder Singh 42 not out; BF Alam 2 for 50, AI Bhorania 2 for 30 and SC Goriwale 1 for 36).

Mumbai: 210 all out in 47.3 overs (VV Parab 50, SS Singh 38, SN Netravalkar 31 not out, AA Harwadkar 26, NS Parab 36; Gurinder Singh 4 for 41, Anil Sihag 3 for 40, Sandeep Sharma 1 for 22 and Kamal Passi 2 for 24).



Carmel Convent lift U-17 tennis title

Chandigarh, November 9
Carmel Convent School, Sector 9, emerged champion in the Chandigarh Inter-School Tennis Tournament, 2010, in the under-17 girls’ category at the Lake Club, Sector 6, here today.

Carmel team got the better of DAV Public School, Sector 8, by 2-1 in the final. Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, finished at the third spot, trailing Delhi Public School, Sector 40, by 2-1. In the under-14 girls’ section, St Anne’s Convent School, Sector 32, and Carmel Convent School, Sector 9, put up the title clash by beating their respective rivals in the semifinals.

St Anne’s drubbed Sacred Heart School by 2-1 in the first semifinal, whereas Carmel Convent emerged winner against DPS by 2-1 in the other semifinal.

The results: U-17 (girls): Carmel Convent School-9 Ist; DAVP-8 IInd; Sacred Heart School-26 IIIrd and DPS-40 IVth.

U-14 (girls): Semifinals: St Anne’s-32 beat Sacred Heart School-26 by 2-1; Carmel Convent School-9 beat DPS-40 by 2-1. — TNS



GNPS, Shishu Niketan log wins

Chandigarh, November 9
Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, and Shishu Niketan Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22, won their respective matches in the ongoing Chandigarh Inter-School Under-19 (boys) Cricket Tournament at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, here today.

GNPS-36 defeated Ryan International School-49 by 80 runs, while SNMSS School, Sector 22, defeated DAV School, Sector 15, by merely three runs.

After winning the toss, GNPS-36 scored 162 runs for the loss of five wickets in the allotted overs.

Simranpreet Singh played a vital role by hitting 70 runs in just 45 balls. Gourav Sharma scored a breezy 40 runs off 15 balls. In reply, Ryan International School-49 were restricted to 82 runs, thus losing the match by 80 runs.

Brief scores: First match: GNPS-36: 162 for 5 (Simranpreet 70, Gourav Sharma 40).

Ryan International School-49: 82 all out (Subham 14, Abhishek 14; Kshitij 2 for19, Subham Mahajan 2 for 6, Mehroz 2 for 16).

Second match: SNMSS School-22: 201 for 5 (Karanpartap 82, Ravi 46; Sanchit 3 for 37).

DAV School-15: 198 for 7 (Ansuman 65, Harman 63; Himansu 3 for 27, Sameer 3 for 30). — TNS



Ranjit guides pack to pro-am title
Our Golf Correspondent

Chandigarh, November 9
City golfer Ranjit Singh’s team comprising amateurs J Rakshit, R Michael and Ritamoni Hazarika won the pro-am event of the Indian Oil XtraPremium Masters Golf Tournament held on the Digboi Golf Links greens in Assam today.

The pro-am event was played in the team stableford format wherein each team comprised one professional and three amateurs.

The aggregate of two best amateur net scores on each hole over 18 holes comprised the team total. The scores of the professionals were not compulsory. Ranjit’s team logged 105 points. Professional Vikrant Chopra’s team finished five points behind at 100. The amateurs in Vikrant’s team were Karanbir Singh and Pankaj Deka.

PGTI member Mohd Zamal Hossain Mollah’s team comprising amateurs GK Goyari, SJ Saliha and UK Saikia finished another two points behind at 98.

Ritamoni Hazarika was closest to the pin, LD Das had the straightest drive, while MK Baruah won the prize for the longest drive.



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