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One hurt in firing incident
Tribune News Service

Kharar, November 19
A resident of Ballo Majra village got injured in a firing incident following a group clash. Panicked area residents of Ballo Majra village told the police that two groups clashed with each other and fired more than a dozen rounds of gunshots during the incident.

Jasdeep Singh, of Ballo Majra village, undergoing treatment at Mohali civil hospital said that he along with two others, Sukhwinder Singh and Jagtar Singh, were returning in an Innova car after paying obeisance at a religious place near Ballo Majra village. Suddenly some people forcefully stopped their vehicle by haphazardly parking their cars near the village gurdwara.

The car occupants fired gunshots on occupants of Innova car. In his statement to the police, injured Jasdeep identified attackers as Jagmohan Singh, Nona, Deepa, Talwinder Singh Pappu, Gurvinder Singh and few other unidentified persons. Onlookers said that the attackers were equipped with swords, pistols and guns. Jasdeep Singh received bullet injury on his arm and is undergoing treatment at the hospital.

Police officials said that the opponents of Jasdeep have levelled similar allegations against them.

“The other party claims that Jasdeep and his friends had stopped them and attacked them with arms and other sharp-edged weapons,” said police officials.

Manjit Singh, a panchayat member, in his statement recorded with the police alleged that some other villagers including Jagdip attacked his son Hardip Singh, a college student. He alleged that bullets hit a truck, cars and walls of the house. Manjit alleged that Jasdeep had fired a gunshot and injured himself. He had got himself admitted in order to save himself.

Senior police officials, including Kharar DSP Raj Balwinder Singh Mrar, reached the spot and enquired into the incident. He said that efforts were on to nab the culprits.



Truck catches fire, one dead
Our Correspondent

Lalru, November 19
Most part of a loaded truck and material was gutted when it touched the electricity wires. In the incident one person was killed near Lalru at kurli village today.

According to information available, a loaded truck with plastic chairs and plastic table seats had caught fire after it touched the electricity wires near Kurli village.

The truck had come from Puducherry to unload the material at Supreme Factory, Lalru, and it was by mistake the driver had brought the truck on Kurli road where the incident occurred.

When the truck touched the wires, then Alaoudeen, brother of the truck driver, who was seated beside the driver seat fell in front of the truck after getting a electric shock and was run over by the truck and injured. Later he died at the Civil Hospital, Ambala. The deceased was identified as Alaoudeen, resident of Ghumarhera district, Palwal, Haryana. His Brother Slaoudeen was driving the truck. A case was registered under Section 174 of the IPC.



Road mishap claims one life
Hemant Kumar

Kalka, November 19
Diversion of traffic due to maintenance work of the railway line of the Pinjore -Nalagarh railway crossing no-138 on NH-21-A claimed one life on the Kalka-Charnia road today. According to information available, the accident took place at around 3.45pm, when two motorcycle-borne persons were hit by a truck, the duo fell on the road and another truck crushed one of them while another sustained serious injuries.

The deceased, who died on the spot, has been identified as Rakesh Kumar, who hailed from Bank Colony in Karnal. Dhiraj Marwaha, who was seriously injured, was rushed to GMCH, Sector 32 .The relatives of the deceased have been informed about the incident and the body has been kept at the Civil Hospital, Kalka, for autopsy. A case has been registered in this context. The traffic from Pinjore was diverted to Kalka-Paploho -Charnia link road, which led to traffic disruption through out the day. 



Husband sent to judicial custody
Tribune News Service

Zirakpur, November 19
The Zirakpur police today produced, Gurmail Singh, who was accused of killing his wife at a Dera Bassi court where he was sent to judicial custody in Patiala jail.

A case has been registered against Gurmail, a resident of Preet colony, on the complaint of Lakhbir Singh, a resident of Sukhna colony, Zirakpur.

Zirakpur SHO Yogi Raj stated that in his complaint to the police, Lakhbir Singh alleged that his sister Kiranjit Kaur was married to Gurmail about 18 years ago.

On Thursday evening, his son told him that Kiranjit’s husband hit his wife with a hot iron and killed her. He immediately rushed to her sister’s house where he found that the family members took her to GMCH-32, where doctors declared her brought dead.

The police official said the couple was often involved in altercations. They were quarreling even on Thursday morning. When Gurmail returned home in the evening, the quarrel began again, following which he lost his temper and hit Kiranjit with an iron, which hit her on the rear side of the head, the official added.

The police sources also said his son Ravi also said that he was working on a computer in another room and only heard the cries of his mother when he went to the other room.

When Ravi asked his father what happened to his mother, Gurmail tried to hide the truth from his son and told him that she suffered an electric shock while ironing the clothes, the police sources added.

The police said when Ravi found that his mother was seriously injured, he immediately informed other members of the family about the incident.

The police also said Kiranjeet’s father Agar Singh alleged that the couple had fought last week, but the matter was soughted out and a compromise was reached. However, The police said Gurmail had been sent to 14 days judicial remand.



Pedestrian killed in mishap 
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 19
An unidentified pedestrian was killed after being hit by an unidentified vehicle near Hallo Majra village.

The police said it received information about the accident around at 1.30 am on Friday and found the mutilated body on the spot. The police said the victim’s face was beyond recognition. No document that could establish the identity of the victim was found from the body.

The body has been shifted to the Sector 32 Government Medical College and Hospital. The police has registered a case of causing death due to rash and negligent driving against an unidentified driver.


Dhanwanti, a resident of Mari Wala town in Mania Majra reported that an unknown person snatched her purse containing Rs 150 and a mobile phone near Mari Wala town on Thursday. A case has been registered.

Vehicle stolen

Sarbpreet Singh, a hosteller in Panjab University, reported to the police alleging that someone had stolen his motorcycle (PB-02-AB-6043) from the parking lot of Hostel No 1.

In another incident, Darban Singh, a resident of Sector 56, filed a complaint with the police alleging that someone had stolen his scooter (CH-03-D-3858) from his residence on November 17.

Two cases of thefts have been registered.

Caught drinking

The police on Thursday arrested Avinash Kumar, a resident of Delhi, Amandeep and Narain Panday, both residents of Sector 47, from near wine shop in Phase I, Industrial Area, while allegedly consuming liquor at a public place. A case has been registered. 



Fatehdeep pockets U-18 singles title
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 19
Top seed Suraj Beniwal was knocked out by local lad Fatehdeep Singh, a trainee of CLTA, in the AITA Championship Series Tennis Tournament for under-14 and under-18 boys and girls being held at CLTA, Sector 10, here today.

It was all CLTA final in the boys’ singles U-18 category when city lads Suraj Beniwal and Fatehdeep Singh played against each other in a close contested match. Though the scoreboard read 6-3, 6-1 in favour of Suraj Beniwal, Fatehdeep made him fight for every point. Suraj showed great amount of maturity, as he kept his calm throughout the match and prevailed over the youngster.

In another marathon match, Sachin Kumar lost the first set 6-7 (5) in a tiebreak to the Delhi boy, Vishu Prasad. But coming back strongly, he not only showed his physical strength but also the mental strength by winning the next two sets 6-4, 6-0. Results:

Boys’ U-14 (singles final): Sachin Kumar bt Vishu Prasad 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-0. Boys’ U-18 (singles final): Suraj Beniwal bt Fatehdeep Singh 6-3, 6-1. Girls’ U-14 (singles final): Karman Kaur bt Devanshi Bhimjyani 6-7 (2), 6-2, 6-4. Girls’ U-18 (singles final): Rimpledeep Kaur bt Shweta Rana 7-5, 6-4. Girls’ U-18 (doubles final): Rajbir Kaur, Gundeep Kaur bt Devanshi Bhimjyani, Bhavya Wadhawan 6-0, 6-3.



Cricket: Saupin’s to face Strawberry Fields in final 
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, November 19
An excellent batting performance by Prabhjit, unbeaten 76 of 42, helped Saupin’s-32 storm into the final, beating Hansraj Cricket Green team in the Inter-Academy Championship Tournament under-10 at the Hansraj Academy, Sector 6, here today.

After winning the toss, Saupin’s elected to bat first and was able to put up an imposing target of 173 runs in 20 overs, losing only four wickets in the process. Prabhjit unleashed a flurry of boundaries piling up 72 runs in just 42 balls.

Prithvi also kept the scoreboard running making unbeaten 40 runs in 25 balls. For Hansaj, Chaitanya and Prabhav took two wickets each, giving away 29 and 40 runs, respectively.

Chasing the victory target, Hansraj Green could manage only 114 runs in 18 overs with no player left to bat. Prabhav (29 runs) and Gaurik Soni (21 runs) were the only batsmen, who could face Saupin’s bowlers with some courage.

For Saupin’s, Pranav Batta and Yash were the pick of the bowlers, as they took three wickets each, giving away 16 and 19 runs, respectively.

Saupin’s team will now be facing Strawberry Fields School, Sector 26, in the final to be played on Sunday.

Brief score:

Saupin’s-32: 172 for 4 in 20 overs (Prabjeet 76 not out in 42 balls (4x7), Prithvi 40 not out in 25 balls, Chiranpreet 31 in 40 balls, Manav 36 runs; Chaitanya 2 for 29 and Prabhav 2 for 40).

Hansraj Greens: 114 runs all out in 18 overs (Prabhav 29 runs, Gaurik Soni 21 runs; Pranav Batta 3 for 16 and Yash 3 for 19). 



Dolly helps Dev Samaj bt Coaching Club
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 19
Fine performance by Dolly 23 not out and three wickets helped IS Dev Samaj School, Sector 21, beat Coaching Club, Sector 56, by eight wickets in the Junior State Cricket Women Tournament (U-19) for Pt Kedarnath Trophy held at GMSSS- 56 here today.

After winning toss, Dev Samaj team elected to field first. Coaching Club scored 85 runs in their stipulated 20 overs and lost seven wickets in the process.

Meena 21 and Ravinaa 14 were the only batswomen who could face the Dev Samaj bowlers with some courage. For Dev Samaj, Dolly was the pick of the bowlers as she took three wickets giving away 13 runs. Kavita and Saloni were the other bowlers who took one wickets each giving away seven and 17 runs, respectively.

Chasing the victory target Dev Samaj didn’t have any difficulty in achieving a winning total of 57 runs in 19.4 overs and losing only two wickets. Dolly with unbeaten 23 runs and Pushpa seven were the main scorers. For Coaching Club, Shivani and Reena took one wicket each giving away 17 and 20 runs, respectively.


Coaching Club- Sector 56: 85 for seven wickets in allotted 20 overs. (Meena 21, Ravinaa 14, Kavita 2-0-7-1, Saloni 3-0-17-1, Dolly 4-0-13-3).

IS Dev Smaj School: 86 for two wickets in 19.4 overs (Dolly 23 not out, Pushpa seven, Shivani 3-0-17-1, Reena 3-0-20-1).

Tomorrow’s fixture

Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 18, vs LIC Club, Sector 26, Chandigarh, at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 56, at 9 am.



City lad starts on fiery note in golf
Our Golf Correspondent

Chandigarh, November 19
Ajeetesh Sandhu of Chandigarh started his campaign in the ninth Tata Open with a hole-in-one on the first hole of the par-72 Beldih golf course at Jamshedpur today.

The tournament being played on two golf courses also saw Kolkata's Rafich Ali Mollah achieving the hole-in-one on the 11th hole of the par-66 Golmuri Golf Course.

Ajeetesh, who finished the first round tied sixth at three under 69, achieved the rare feat with his seven iron tee shot.

Delhi’s Ashok Kumar took the round one lead firing a whirlwind seven under 59 at the Golmuri Golf Course.

Vikrant Chopra, Vijay Kumar and Rafick Ali Mollah are tied second with matching scores of five under.

While Vikrant and Vijay fired scores of five under 67 at Beldih, Rafick posted his five under 61 at Golmuri.



Saupin’s-32 in b’ball final

Chandigarh, November 19
Saupin’s-32 entered into the final of the U-12 Girls Inter-School Basketball Tournament defeating St Kabir School by a close score of 14-12.

The tournament was organised by the Independent Association at NPS-18 here today.

Saupin’s Gagan scored the maximum number of eight points for her team. — TNS



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