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Four injured in accidents
Our Correspondent

Dera Bassi, November 15
Four persons were injured, two of them seriously, in two accidents near Bhankarpur on the national highway today.

According to information available, two cars had a collision, resulting in injuries to an unidentified couple in one car and a police official in the other.

The couple was admitted to the PGI in Chandigarh in a serious condition. The third victim, Sham Lal of Khuranwala, was admitted to the Civil Hospital here.

In the second incident, an Alto car collided with a motorcycle, being driven by Kuldeep Singh of Pandwala village.

The motorcyclist was admitted to the Civil Hospital here. Both accidents took place at the same spot.



Voters’ list objections to be filed by Nov 27

Ropar, November 15
The objections for voter’s list can be filed till November 27. District election officer-cum-deputy commissioner Arunjit Singh Miglani stated this here.

He added that those who complete 18 years by 2011, could register their names in the voter’s list through form number 6. People should fill form number 001 and submit it with a photograph to get the voters I-card. To rectify anomaly in the voter I-card, form number 8 should be filled. In case a voter I-card bearer has died or has got married or has got transferred, the form number 7 should be duly filled in.

If a voter changes his or her residence within the same constituency as earlier, form number 8 A should be filled and given to the election registration officer concerned or block-level officer. The rectified list, on the basis of the list present on January 2011, can be viewed at election registration offices of Anandpur Sahib, Ropar, and Chamkaur Sahib. — TNS



Mohit shines in fancy dress contest
Our Correspondent

Dera Bassi, November 15
Deepmala Public School, Dera Bassi, organised its prize distribution function at Vyas Farm here today.

MLA Jasjeet Singh Bunni was the chief guest and Manjeet Kaur Dali, president, municipal council, Dera Bassi, has presided over the function.

Harjit Singh Rangi, municipal councillor, Dera Bassi, and Paramjit Kaur Sodhi, municipal councillor, Zirakpur, were the guests of honour during the function.

The students of the school presented various cultural programmes as giddha, bhangra, dandia, a skit on environment and group songs. A fancy dress competition was also organised, in which Mohit stood first, Gurjeet Kaur secured second position and Adi Kapoor stood third. MLA Jasjit Singh Bunny had assured all possible financial help to the school.



Theft case solved, three juveniles held
Tribune News Service

Zirakpur, November 15
The local police claims to have solved the theft case of a mobile shop in Saini Vihar, Phase V, Baltana, with the arrest of three minor thieves and recovered 14 mobiles, along with three mobile batteries from their possession.

Zirakpur Station House Officer (SHO) Yogi Raj stated that on October 14, Tarun Kumar, owner of My Phone Shopee, Arora Enterprises, Shop 11, Saini Vihar, had lodged an FIR stating that 45 new mobile phones, 20 old mobile handsets and cash around Rs 4,000 were stolen from his shop.

The SHO stated that after registering the case, an investigation team was set up and they solved the case today. He said on secret information, the police team nabbed the accused from Baltana, Dhakoli and seized 14 mobile sets, along with three mobile batteries. He claimed that in the preliminary investigation, it was found that they were involved in three thefts in Baltana and four in Panchkula. It was also disclosed that they used to enter the shops after breaking ceilings and back walls of the shops, he added.

They would be produced in a Mohali juvenile court tomorrow. “We are investigating them and more such cases would come to light,” said SHO Yogi Raj.



Swindler in police net
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 15
The Chandigarh Police arrested a thug, said to have swindled persons in various states, including Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. The conman was identified as Sanjeev Sharma of New Delhi.

The local police recovered a car (DLCX-4180) with red light atop, one countrymade pistol, five live cartridges, two duplicate registration certificates and two fake number plates from his possession.

Sanjeev was arrested from the Badheri chowk while he was travelling in the vehicle. DSP (South) Vijay Kumar said that Sanjeev used to pose as a senior officer of the Centre’s Health Department.

“Posing as a top officer, he used to promise government jobs and take money. He had cheated many people in Dehradun, Uttar Pradesh, Kangra and Delhi under fake names,” said Vijay.

Sanjeev had also procured a fake doctor degree from a couple in Delhi. “Apart from locating the couple, we are investigating where he got the pistol from,” he said.

Sanjeev had reportedly financed around six cars by providing fake documents. The police registered a case under Sections 420, 467, 468, 471, 473 of the IPC and Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act at the Sector 39 police station.



Youth attacked with sharp-edged weapons
Tribune News Service

Mohali, November 15
Sword-brandishing youths today let lose a rein of terror in Shahi Majra when they attacked Surinder Kumar Shinda and his father with sharp-edged weapons and rods this evening. The victim works as a driver with a private company. While trying to save his son from the assault, Ram Parks, Surinder’s father, sustained serious injuries. After inflicting injuries on Surinder, the assailants also hit a passerby, Shambu. While trying to escape in a Gypsy, Kulwinder, alias Honey, rammed his vehicle into a stationery car. Unable to come out of the damaged vehicle, Kulwinder was overpowered by residents of the area. A few days ago, Kulwinder had hit seven-year-old Ritesh with his motorcycle. A complaint in this connection is pending with the police.

Phase I SHO Manjit Singh said the police was probing the matter.



Another incident of ATM cloning surfaces

Panchkula, November 15
A Sector 20 resident here alleged that Rs 27,700 had been withdrawn from his bank account. The complainant, Saurab, secretary of some company, said someone had used his ATM card twice on October 14 to withdraw money from his account with the State Bank of India, Sector 20, Panchkula.

Another complainant Kamal Kishore Jaitely said the same day he had received a message regarding withdrawal of Rs 20,000 from his account. He said the ATM cloning had cost him Rs 80,000 so far. Shivender Bhalla, manager of the State Bank of India, Sector 20 branch, said they had started the investigation. According to information, seven incidents of card cloning had been detected in the city so far. — TNS



Two charred to death
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, November 15
Two persons, including a 10-year-old, were charred to death when their jhuggi accidentally caught fire at Dhakka colony here late last night.

The deceased, Vinod (35) and Upender, residents of Chhpara in Bihar, were relatives and had reached here in search of work. A kerosene lamp lying in the jhuggi was probably the cause of the fire, said the police.

Around 11 pm, while they were sleeping, the jhuggi caught fire. The fire soon engulfed the jhuggi, leaving no opportunity to the victims to escape. A fire tender was pressed into service.

Vinod and Upender were found under the debris. They were rushed to General Hospital, Sector 6, where they were declared brought dead.

Local MLA DK Bansal, Deputy Commissioner Ashima Brar and Superintendent of Police Maneesh Chaudhary reached the spot this morning.



Man takes away Rs 2 lakh, valuables
Tribune News Service

Mohali, November 15
Teja Singh and Natha Singh of Rani Majra village complained to the police that Lakhbir Singh barged in his house and took away ` 2 lakh and other valuables from his house. The police has registered a case of snatching against Lakhbir Singh and Charanjit Singh.


Kalka: Eight miscreants robbed two slum dwellers of money after beating them up. According to sources, the incident occurred around 11pm last night near Pooja marriage palace of Ward No 10, Pinjore, when Bhagwanti was sleeping along with her children three looters entered into their hut and started beating them and snatched Rs 2,000  from her.

When she raised the alarm they fled from the spot.

The miscreants having wooden sticks in their hands also did a similar act in the hut of Nanhe Ram and Shakuntla, alleged Bhagwanti.

They beat them up with sticks and decamped with ` 1,800 leaving their car and a motorbike behind.

A complaint has been lodged in the Pinjore police station.



Aerospace Olympiad begins
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 15
The Fifth National Aerospace Olympiad started off here today with teams from 10 colleges and 20 schools being short-listed for the finals.

The three-day Olympiad was inaugurated by Chander Mohan, chairman of the board of governors of Punjab Engineering College (PEC), while former DRDO director Surender Kumar and PEC director Manoj Datta were guests of honour.

The event is being held in two phases. In the first phase, school and college teams had submitted a written project report and scrapbook on designated themes that were evaluated by a panel of experts to shortlist participants for the finals. The themes included Aircraft of Today and Tomorrow, Launch Vehicles for Space Exploration and Indian Missiles in World Scenario.

The next phase that began today would include audio-visual presentations by the teams on specified topics of their respective project reports as well as other competitive events like quiz competitions, caption contest and collage making to assess their overall performance and aptitude.

The Olympiad is an opportunity for young students to learn and interact with the exponents in the field of aviation and aerospace. In addition to this, they shall be interacting with their contemporaries from various institutes from across the country. 



Manjot shown the door
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 15
Vishnu Prasad beat Manjot Singh 6-0, 6-0 during the AITA Championship Series Tennis Tournament for U-14 and U-18 (boys and girls) being organised by the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association here.


Boys U-14: Vishnu Prasad bt Manjot Singh 6-0, 6-0; Santbir Singh bt Akhil Bansal 0-6, 6-4, 6-2; Paramvir Bajwa by Param Pun 6-7,6-0,6-0; Anurag Nenwani bt Nihit Rawal 7-5, 3-6, 6-1; Alex Solanki bt Udayan Bhakar 6-1, 4-6, 6-4; Sumit Pal Singh bt Dhruva Arya 6-4,6-2; Allen Johnson bt Rohit Kumar 6-1,6-0; Dheeranush Bhatti bt Rahul Seth 6-3, 6-4; Dhruv Pal bt Raghav Talwar 6-1, 6-4; Shrey Gupta bt Ishan Kakar 6-4, 6-0; Karandeep bt Sultan Atwal 6-2, 6-2; Tegbir bt Amarnath 6-2, 7-6 (2); Vikas Berwal bt Atishay Jain 6-7(6), 6-3, 6-1; Mayukh Rawat bt Vidit Vohra 6-4, 6-0; Waiga Arya bt Abhijeet Singh 4-6, 6-2, 6-4; Sachin Kumar bt Yugal Bansal 6-4, 6-1.

Boys U-18: Vishvesh Sinha bt Shahrukh Khan 6-0,6-0; Harpreet Sidhu bt Vishnu Parsad 6-2,6-2; Sachin Kumar bt Aditya Sharma 6-3,4-6, 6-4; Rishabh Dev bt Mayank Sharma 6-0,6-1; Dhruv Goel bt Bhavtaranpreet 6-4,6-2; Anuj Punjani bt Fazal Dev 6-0,6-1; Fatehdeep Singh bt Rahul Seth 6-1, 6-1; Ajay Yadav bt Deepak Thapar 6-4, 6-1; Suraj Beniwal bt Vikas Berwal 6-1, 6-2; Udai Mann bt Dipanshu Garg 6-2, 6-7(4), 6-1; Aditya Sharma bt Mandeep Kumar 7-5, 7-5; Rakshit Rishi bt Amit Bzad 6-4, 6-0; Manoj Sheoran bt Ranjeet Singh 6-1, 6-2; Shashank Sharma bt Aditya Vishvakarma 6-4, 6-1; Dheeranush Bhatti bt Shrey Gupta 6-4, 6-1; Dhruv Aggarwal bt Kamal Kishore 6-1, 6-4.

Girls U-14: Devanshi Bhimjani bt Aditi Mittal 6-0,6-0; Seerat Pannu bt Isha Kochar 3-6, 6-3, 7-5; Karishma Mehta bt Shriya Kalia 6-3, 6-2; Simran Wadhwa bt Vaishnavi 6-0, 6-1; Charvi Saxena bt Rageene Berry 6-4, 6-1; Gayatri K bt Sabreena Gill 6-2, 6-3; Sharishty Dhanda bt Abhilasha Modgill 6-1, 6-2; Victoria Chahal bt Ayushi Gupta 6-0, 6-1; Jahnvi Gupta bt Gulmehar 6-2, 6-1; Saumya Saxena bt Raman Angella 7-6(3), 6-3; Aastha Malhotra bt Simran Dhindsa 6-3, 6-0; Bhavya Wadhawan bt Mehakdeep Kaur 6-0, 6-1; Nandini Sharma bt Bani 6-2, 6-1; Harleen Wadhwa bt Dimpy Khirwar 6-0, 6-1; Ayna Arora bt Nimrat Walia 6-3, 6-7; Karman Kaur bt Prinkle Singh 6-0,6-1.

Girls U-18: Shweta Rana bt Dimpy Khirwar 6-0, 6-0; Vibhuti Khullar bt Priya Singh 6-1, 6-2; Karishma Mehta bt Nimrat Walia 7-5, 7-6(1); Gundeep Kaur bt Sukhmani 6-1, 6-3; Riya Bhatia bt Shriya Kalia 6-1, 6-2; Charvi Saxena bt Sharishty Dhanda 6-3, 6-2; Prinkle Singh; Abhilasha Mehra bt Jahnavi Gupta 6-3, 6-4; Rajbir Kaur bt Gayatri K. 6-3, 6-1; Aashima Garg ; Rahat Manrai bt Syedah Rehnuma 7-5, 6-3; Devanshi; Bhimjyad bt Hasan Abdaal 6-4, 6-3; Victoria Chahal bt Bhavya Wadhawan 2-6, 6-2, 6-2; Nikita Bishnoi bt Isha Kochar 6-1, 6-0; Nandini Sharma bt Nikita 3-6, 7-5, 6-4; Rimpledeep Kaur bt Dipti Rana 6-1, 6-0.

Boys U-18 (doubles): Mandeep Kumar, Ranjeet Singh bt Aditya Vishwakarma, Amritanjay Singh 6-2; Amit Bzad, Dipanshu Garg bt Rahul Seth, Prabhsimran Bal 6-2, 6-2; Aditya Deswal, Shashank Sharma bt Udai Mann, Bhavtaran Singh 6-3, 6-2; Aditya Sharma, Dev Fazal bt Parasdeep Virk, Mayank Sharma 6-2, 6-2.



Badminton trials on Nov 18
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 15
The Chandigarh sports department is conducting trials to select the Chandigarh civil services badminton and cricket teams on November 18 at the Badminton Hall, Sector 42, and Cricket Stadium, Sector 16, a press release said here today.

According to a spokesperson of the sports department, all departments of the Chandigarh Administration are eligible to take part in the trials. All participants must carry individual identity cards for verification of the eligibility criteria.

The selected players will represent the Chandigarh civil services team in the All-India Civil Services Badminton Tournament from November 23 to 28 in Panchkula, the release added.



City junior team storm into semis
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 15
Chandigarh juniors’ team (under-14) has stormed into the semifinals of the coveted Subrato Cup after beating Bengal in the quarterfinal held at the Ambedkar Stadium, New Delhi, today.

The local lads beat Army Boys (Shillong) by 5-3 to reach the semifinals, where the team will face NCC Army on November 21.

The scorers for the day included Gursimrat, Nishu, Samuel and Zothan.

The team beat Bengal in the pre-quarterfinal by 5-4 earlier.

An elated, Harjinder Singh, the coach, said “The victory in the pre-quarterfinal was more interesting because last year we lost to Bengal in the semifinals. It was a sweet revenge.”

On way back to the city, Harjinder Singh said, “We smell a definite success this year. Our lads are performing exceedingly well.”

Interestingly, the entire team has come from the Chandigarh Football Academy.

The academy lads were also the stars of the U-19 team, which won the BC Roy Trophy in Kolkata in July.

A total of 32 teams participated at the national level.



Punjab pocket cricket title
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 15
Punjab defeated Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) by 70 runs in the final of the Vinoo Mankad Trophy at St Stephen’s College ground, New Delhi.

Winning the toss, Delhi skipper Unmukt Chand elected to field first. Punjab lost their opener, Vohra (6) and Pargat Singh (12) with 31 runs on board in 3.2 overs. RM Tyagi took both wickets.

Skipper Mandeep Singh and Anil Sihag put 84 runs for the third-wicket partnership in 22.2 overs when Mandeep Singh was caught by MS Sharma off PG Negi for 42 in 78 balls.

Anil Sihag was the next to go. He scored 49 from 75 balls. MS Sharma caught Mandeep off the ball of PG Negi. He scored 42 in 78 balls.

Mohit Handa and Bir Kanwar Virk put 91 runs for the fifth wicket before Bir Kanwar was stumped by Aamir Baig off the ball of ND Rana. He scored 43 in 53 balls.

In reply, Delhi were 195 for eight in 50 overs. Punjab medium pacers, KK Passi and Sandeep Sharma, bowled a tidy length and reduced Delhi to 31 for three at one point of time.

UB Chand (four), SP Kaushik (seven) and RS Bose were the three batsmen to perish before their late order batsmen made some impact. RM Tyagi scored 41 off 47 balls, ND Rana scored 30 and MS Sharma scored 28.

For Punjab, KK Passi (two for 14), Gurinder Singh (two for 44) and Vijay Chaudhary (two for 48) were the main wicket takers.

Brief scores:

Punjab: 265 all out in 50 overs

DDCA: 95 for eight in 50 overs



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