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Ropar to observe Jan 25 as voters’ day
Tribune News Service

Ropar, December 4
The district will observe January 25 as voters’ day. On this day, the block-level officers, who have achieved 100 per cent target in making photo voter identity cards, would be honoured.

District Election Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner Arunjit Singh Miglani said this while presiding over a meeting of the staff appointed in voters’ list making duty. The day will see distribution of photo voter identification cards at block level and at sub-division level. SDMs will make people aware of the procedure involved in making voter cards and the importance of its usage.

SDM, Ropar, Anandita Mitra, SDM, Chamkaur Sahib, JC Sabharwal, SDM, Anandpur Sahib, APS Sandhu, SDM, Nangal, Lakhmir Singh, tehsildar, Ropar, Gurnam Singh Raipuri, tehsildar, Nangal, Rajivpal, and tehsildar of Chakmaur Sahib and Morinda were among others who attended the meeting.



Police to tow away vehicles
Our Correspondent

Kalka, December 4
To control the frequent traffic disruption problem in Pinjore, the police has managed a crane to lift those vehicles that are not properly parked here.

Ram Chander, DSP (traffic), while addressing the mediapersons said vehicles not parked properly would be seized to avoid traffic jam.

He said illegal encroachment by shopkeepers would also be removed.

On the directives of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Chandigarh, the police on Thursday, under a special campaign, made a video of the particular stretches of the National Highway- 22 in wake of the traffic problem, where the traffic often comes to a stand still.

Notably, frequent traffic jams in Pinjore have become a headache for the civil and police administration.

The NHAI three years ago had widened the Pinjore main market by demolishing the illegal structures and had declared the NH-22 Highway from Pinjore Yadavindera Gardens to Kali Mata Temple as a “No Parking Zone”.

But these orders were being violated, causing traffic hazard on the particular stretch. Illegal encroachments by shopkeepers in Kalka and Pinjore were also adding to traffic chaos. 



1 killed in accident

Lalru, December 4
One person was killed in a road accident near Jharmari village when a three-wheeler overturned while trying to avoid a collision with Haryana roadways bus here today. The deceased was identified as Sandeep Kumar, a resident of Bihar.

A three-wheeler that overturned near Jharmai village on the National Highway was coming from Ambala. Sandeep was seriously hurt and succumbed to injuries. — OC



Thieves strike at IAS colony in Sector 42
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 4
Bureaucrats living in Sector 42, with guards, are on the radar of thieves. Last night, some ‘daredevil’ thieves stole eight water taps, two LPG cylinders and one sewing machine from four houses of Punjab Government Officers Colony at Sector 42.

The houses belong to IAS and IPS officers of the neighbouring state. “The thieves entered the back lawns of the houses after scaling the wall and took away the goods,” said a senior IAS officer of Punjab.

This was the first time in the last 10 years that thieves struck in the colony. Though losing taps and cylinders was not a big thing, it was surely a matter of concern, added residents.

The police registered a case under Section 379 of the IPC at the Sector 36 police station and initiated investigations.



Man held for snatching
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 4
Ajay, a resident of Ram Darbar, was held for snatching a mobile from a man at the Sector 31 market on Friday. Kasturi Lal, a resident of Hallo Majra, caught hold of the accused and handed him over to the police. A case under Sections 356, 379, 411 IPC was registered at Sector 31 police station.

Mobikes stolen

Raja Ram Mohan Rai from Burail reported to the police that his motorcycle (CH-04-F-1462) was stolen from outside his house on the intervening night of November 27 and 28. In another incident, Surinder Bhatia of Sector 37 lodged a complaint with the police that his motorcycle (HR-05-J-3602) was stolen from outside his house on the intervening night of November 24 and 25. Two separate cases under Section 379 IPC have been registered.

Car theft

In his complaint, Munish Gupta, a resident of Sector 43, alleged that someone had stolen his Tata Safari (CH-04K-9879) last night.

A case under Section 379 IPC has been registered at the Sector 36 police station.


Jagdish Diwan from Mani Majra reported to the police that thieves decamped with gold ornaments and Rs 29,000 in cash from his residence.

A case under Sections 457, 380 IPC has been registered.



Theft at two godowns
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 4
Bhushan Kumar, an official of BR Markitan, Chandigarh road, Pabhat, filed a theft complaint with the police here today.He told the police that he had godown of retail goods and of medicines in the Pabhat godown area. He said someone had broken the shutter and goods were missing.

In another theft incident, Jagdish Kumar, a resident of Sector 45, Chandigarh, reported to the police that 40 boxes of medicines were stolen by unidentified persons from his godown.



Kalka robbery case kingpin held
Tribune News Service

Three accused in Kalka robbery case in police custody.
Three accused in Kalka robbery case in police custody.A Tribune photograph 

Panchkula, December 4
The police claimed to have solved the Kalka nursing home robbery case by arresting three more robbers.The armed robbers had looted cash and jewellery worth Rs 20 lakh after tying a doctor, his wife and a nurse.

The three accused have been identified as Yashpal, alias Satpal, resident of Badarpur, Delhi, Somvir, resident of Nagloi, Delhi, and Shehnawaz, alias Babba, resident of Meerut, UP.

On a tip-off the police arrested the accused from old Panchkula when they were planning for another crime. The police have recovered an automatic pistol and five bullets from their possession.

SP Maneesh Chaudhary said the three accused were wanted in several cases of robbery, vehicle lifting and attempt to murder in Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.

He said the accused had formed a gang during their stay in Delhi’s Tihar and Bhondsi (Haryana) jails.

He said though Shehnawaz was a dreaded criminal, Yashpal was the mastermind in the Kalka robbery case.

The two accomplices who were still at large would be arrested soon besides interrogating the wife of Yashpal, he added. Chaudhary said the five accused had used gloves for robbery and it was difficult for the police to crack the case in the absence of fingerprints.

He said the police had been able to solve the case only after one of the accused, who were planning a robbery in Kalka and arrested by the police recently, had revealed about the involvement of these accused in the robbery.

The SP further said he would recommend for award and commendation certificate for DSP Kalka Mukesh Malhotra CIA Incharge Karamvir, inspector Pradeep and Sub-Inspectors Deepak, Jagbir and Desraj, who had arrested these accused. 



One booked for breach of trust
Tribune News Service

Zirakpur, December 4
Zimrivas, who was working as a manager in Whispering Willow Resort on the Zirakpur-Patiala Highway, was booked on charges of criminal breach of trust.The police said a case under Sections 406 and 420 of IPC has been registered against him on the complaint of Abhey Singh, son of Gurbachan Jagat, owner of Whispring willow resort Zirakpur.

The investigating officer said the complainant alleged that accused was working as a manager at the resort and had left on November 14 without intimating him.

On December 2, Hardial Singh, son of Inder Singh, informed him on phone that he had paid Rs 3 lakh and booked resort for December 21 and 24 for a function. Though there was no such entry in the record, the party has receipts, the investigating officer added. He told the police that the accused had cheated him and fled with Rs 3 lakh. The police said a case had been registered and investigations were on.



Akul helps AKSIPS lift TT trophy
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, December 4
Akul Mahajan of Ajit Karam Singh International Public School (AKSIPS) beat Pankaj Sidana of Manv Mangal School, Sector 21, Chandigarh, by 11-8, 11-6, 11-5 to lift the trophy in boys’ U-14 section in the Manav Mangal 23rd Chandigarh State Table Tennis Championship that concluded here today.

In girls’ section, Pareen, a student of DAVPS, Sector 8, declared champion. She got the better of Debika from New Public School, Sector 18, by 11-6, 11-2, 12-10 in the final match.


Sub-Junior boys’ U-14


1 Pradip Saha(NPS) bt Harnoorbir Singh (AKSIPS) 11-8,9-11,11-8,11-4

2 Akul Mahajan (AKSIPS) bt Ishu Dhingra (DAVPS) 11-9, 6-11, 11-6, 11-3

3 Pankaj Sidana (MM-21) bt Jatin Kumar (AKSIPS) by 11-5, 9-11, 11-5, 11-9)

4 Divaksh (DAVPS) bt Sohrab Grewal (St John’s) 11-4, 6-11, 11-8, 11-9)


1 Akul Mahajan (AKSIPS) bt Pradip Saha (NPS) by 11-6, 8-11, 9-11, 11-5, 11-5)

2 Pankaj Sidana (MM-21) bt Divaksh (DAVPS) by 8-11,9-11,11-8,11-9,11-9)


Akul Mahajan AKSIPS bt Pankaj Sidana (MM-21) By 11-8, 11-6, 11-5

Sub-junior girls’ U-14


Debika (NPS) bt Anshuki (DAVPS8) by 12-10, 11-1, 11-8) Pareen DAVPS bt Aarooshi (SH-26) by 11-3, 11-6, 11-9)


Pareen (DAVPS) bt Debika (NPS) (11-6.11-2.12-10)

Junior girls’ U-17


1 Debika (NPS) bt Rajeshwari (Carmel) by 7-11, 12-10, 11-8, 11-3, 11-9

2 Kalyani (SH-26) bt Pareen (DAVPS) by 11-8, 11-6, 11-5, 11-5

3 Garima Goyal (BV) bt Harjasleen (Carmel) 11-3, 11-5, 11-4, 11-6)

4 Naina bt Sakshi Jain (MM21) 11-6,7-11,11-3,11-4,11-8


1 Naina (Carmel) bt Garima Goyal (BV-27) 5-11, 11-8, 11-6, 11-9, 11-7, 6-11

2 Kalyani bt Debika (11-4, 11-8, 11-7, 11-6)


Kalyani bt Naina (5-11, 12-14, 11-9, 13-11, 11-9, 13-11)

Junior boys


1 Mayank Kapoor (DAVPS) bt Akul Mahajan (AKSIPS) 11-7, 11-6, 11-7

2 Dinkar Goyal (SN-22) bt Tushar Gupta (NPS) 11-13, 11-4, 11-5.11-6

3 Shubham Bansal (DAV) bt Divaksh (DAV) 11-4, 11-9, 11-8, 11-6)

4 Shaurya Gupta (ST. Anne) bt Mandeep Singh(ST. John)11-8,10-12,11-5,10-12,13-11


1Shubham Bansal (DAVPS) bt Shaurya Gupta (St. Annes) 11-9,10-12,9-11,11-5,11-7,11-7)

2 Mayank Kapoor bt Dinkar (8-11, 14 16, 11-4, 12-10, 11-7, 11-9)


Mayank Kapoor (DAVPS) bt Shubham Bansal (DAVPS)

11-9, 11-4, 8-11, 11-9, 11-2



Anmol, Komal claim top spots in rink race
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, December 4
Anmol Nayyar and Komal emerged victorious in the U-14 rink race I of the 16th District Roller Skating Championship (boys and girls) organised by the Panchkula District Roller Skating Association held at Manav Mangal School, Sector 11, here today.

The event was inaugurated by Rajni Thareja, president, DRSA. Around 300 skaters are participating in the championship.


Rink race I (U-4) boys: Ashmit 1, Daksh Vats 2 and Kabir Gogia 3; U-4 girls: Kashvi 1, Pulkita 2 and Vrinda 3; U-6 boys: Kaartik Jindal 1, Aneesh Sood 2 and Sahil Grover 3; U-6 girls: Saakshi Grover 1, Swarnima 2 and Javeen Seth 3; U-6 boys (inline): Vihaan 1, Udeyveer 2 and Achintya 3; U-6 girls (inline): Dayita Goyal 1, Hargunn Mummick 2; U-8 boys: Bhawandeep 1, Raghav Vashisth 2 and Arsh 3; U-8 girls: Aditi Thakur 1, Katrina Mahajan 2 and Pankhuri Sharma 3; U-8 boys (inline): Adhiraaj Sood 1, Rahul 2 and Rishit Puri 3; U-8 girls (inline): Seerat Chugh 1, Chaya 2; U-10 boys: Aryanpal Singh 1, Paarth Grover 2 and Vaibhav 3; U-10 girls: Upasana Arora 1, Sakshi Yadav 2 and Shirin Midda 3; U-10 boys (inline): Love Verma 1, Amandeep Singh 2 and Aryan Sethi 3; U-10 girls (inline): Kritika Bansal 1; U-12 boys: Prabhav Valecha 1, Akul Nakai 2 and Shivam Narula 3; U-12 girls: Priyanka Gupta 1 and Maanvi Jain 2; U-12 boys(inline): Anuj Sood 1, Gaurav Bishnoi 2 and Chetan Sahni 3

U-12 girls(inline): Chhavi Bishnoi 1; U-14 boys: Anmol Nayyar 1 and Aditya Gandhi 2; U-14 girls: Komal 1, Meghna 2 and Dhriti Goyal 3; U-14 boys (inline): Anshul Sood 1, Shubham Aggarwal 2 and Ojasvi 3; U-16 boys: Anshul Sharma 1 and Akshit Aggarwal 2; U-16 girls: Akrita 1 and Yashika 2;

Above 16 boys: Rajat Verma 1.



Sacred Heart win in football
Tribune News Service

Mohali, December 4
On the fourth day of Chandigarh Junior Girls Football League for Dr Kamesh Bhargava Memorial Cup being played at Football Stadium, Sector 17, Sacred Heart, Sector 26, beat St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, by four girls.

In the second match, Saupin’s School, Sector 32, and Carmel Convent School, Sector 9, played goal less draw in full time. Both the teams got one point each.

Badminton trials
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 4
Trials to select the under-19 boys and girls’ teams for the 56th National School Games in the discipline of badminton scheduled to be held today would now be held on December 14 at the Sports Complex, Sector 42, here at 8.30 am.



Manan hammers ton on Day One
Tribune News Service

Mohali, December 4
Brilliant century by Manan Vohra (107) and unbeaten 97-run knock by Anil Sehag helped Punjab U-19 team muster 251 runs for 4 in 90 overs against Tamil Nadu on the first day of Cooch Behar (U-19) Trophy at the PCA Stadium here today.

Tamil Nadu skipper Indrajit won the toss and elected to field. Punjab opened their innings with Manan Vohra and Ankit Pursharthy scoring 60 runs for the first wicket, before Ankit Pursharthy was snapped by Bharat. Pargat Singh who had been in sublime form came in next, but did not last long.

Skipper Anil Sihag, along with Manan Vohra, stitched up a partnership of 172 runs for the third wicket before a lapse in concentration in the dying minutes of play, Manan Vohra played away from his body and gave a catch to wicket keeper Pradeep.

Vohra compiled a sedate century (107) off 244 balls embellished with 12 well-struck boundaries. Kamal Passi, the night watchman, was out on the very next delivery snapped by Aashish.

Punjab U-19 were reduced to 241 for 4 in 86.3 overs. Love Kumar came in next and was unbeaten on 2 with skipper Anil Sihag who was battling it out in the middle with a captain’s unbeaten knock of 97 off 215 balls studded with 11 boundaries. Punjab were 251 for 4 at the close of first day’s play.

For Tamil Nadu, medium pacer Ashwin Grist claimed 3 for 38, while Bignesh Mohan took 1 for 51.


Punjab U-19: 251 for 4 in 90 overs (Manan Vohra 107, Anil Sihag 97 not out, Ankit Pursharthy 23, Ashwin Grist 3 for 38 and Bignesh Mohan 1 for 51).



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