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Rajwant grabs four gold medals
Tribune News Service

Kharar, March 12
Rajwant Kaur from Rayat-Bahra College of Education was awarded best women athlete award during the recently concluded third annual athletics meet of Rayat-Bahra Group of Institutes. Rajwant bagged four gold medals and one bronze medal with total 26 points. Nikhil Dogra from Rayat Bahra College of Pharmacy was declared best athlete in men’s category bagging six gold medals, one bronze medal and earned 30 points.

In the march past contingent of Rayat-Bahra College of Engineering and

Biotechnology for Women (RBCEBW) secured first place, Rayat-Bahra College of Education secured second place and Rayat-Bahra Institute of Engineering and Biotechnology was third.

Rajwant Kaur from RBCE was declared best athlete in girls. She secured first positions in 150m, 450m, long jump, 4x200m and third position in 200m race. Similarly, Poonam from RBCEBTW was placed second in girls’ category with first positions in 100m, 50m and long jump and second places in 800m, 400m and 200m races.



Dental education programme inaugurated

Banur, March 12
Continuing Dental Education (CDE) programme was inaugurated at the Gian Sagar Dental College and Hospital here today.

The programme was organised by the department of oral medicine and radiology of college and was attended by various delegates from the region.

College principal Dr Vinod Kapoor welcomed the delegates and elaborated the theme of the CDE diagnostic strategies in oral medicine and radiology. He said the Punjab Dental Council had accredited six points for the CDE. Dr N Gnanasundaram, head, department of oral medicine and radiology from Saveetha University, Chennai, and Dr H Umarji, head, department of oral medicine and radiology, GDC, Mumbai, were also invited.

They spoke on the recent advances in diagnostic strategies in oral medicine and radiology. — TNS



Labourer killed in roof collapse
Our Correspondent

Ambala, March 12
A labourer was killed when the roof of a house collapsed late last night at Subhash Nagar in Ambala City. The deceased, Vipin Kumar (22), was a tenant in this house for the past six months. He was a resident of Batouli Malwa village at Khangria district in Bihar.

The incident was noticed this morning when the owner of the house, Jagjeet Singh, returned home. He found that Vipin was buried under the debris of the roof of the house. He informed the police. Vipin was rushed to the Civil Hospital in Ambala City where he was declared dead on arrival.

SDM Mukesh Ahuja visited the site and filed a report to the Deputy Commissioner in this regard. DC Samir Pal Saro announced a grant of Rs 50,000 to the next of kin of the deceased under the Rajiv Gandhi Insurance Scheme.



4 of family injured in land dispute
Attacked by over 10 assailants with swords, sticks
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, March 12
Four persons were injured, one of them seriously, when more than 10 persons armed with swords and sticks attacked them over the construction of a wall near their house in Bir Ghaggar village, 5 km from here, this morning.

Hearing the shrieks of the victims, villagers immediately rushed to the spot. However, the accused fled before making a futile attempt to kidnap a woman, identified as Rajwinder Kaur, in their car. A team of the Chandimandir police also reached the spot.

The victims have been identified as Dharminder Singh, Rajinder Singh, Rajwinder Kaur and Kamal Kaur. The police took the injured to the Sector 6 General Hospital for medical examination and treatment.

In his complaint, Kuldeep Singh, brother of Dharminder, alleged that his brothers were constructing a room on the land adjoining their house. He said after one of the neighbours, Kanta, objected to this, his brothers tried to explain the position. Meanwhile, Kanta’s son, Monu, came with about a dozen persons armed with swords and sticks in three vehicles and started beating up the four mercilessly, he alleged.

The Chandimandir police has registered a case in this regard. 



Kitchen supervisor’s murder
Old enmity said to be the reason 
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 12
Investigations into the murder of 42-year-old kitchen supervisor Vijay Kumar with the Western Court in Sector 43 yesterday have revealed that professional rivalry was the motive behind the murder.

However, the police is yet to make any arrest in the case, even as raids were conducted to nab the suspects. The police had identified two suspects - Harwinder Singh and Harnesh of Kajheri village - former employees of Western Court, and one other person.

Meanwhile, the police today recorded the statements of some employees of Western Court and concluded that the suspects and the victim had developed estranged relations when they used to work together.

Vijay was assaulted with blunt weapons in Kajheri village by three persons and was thrown at in front of his house in Baterla village in Sector 41 on Thursday night. Vijay refused to take any medical help and went off to sleep even as his condition deteriorated in the morning. He was declared brought dead at the hospital.

The victim hailed from Uttarakhand. The post-mortem was conducted today and his body was handed over to the family. He is survived by his wife and two children. 



DSP booked for seeking bribe

Ropar, March 12
DSP (rural) Balbir Singh has been booked for demanding money from Ashwini Kumar, a resident of Bharatgarh.

In his complaint to the SSP, Ropar, Jatinder Singh Aulakh, Ashwini Kumar stated that DSP Balbir Singh asked for Rs 2 lakh from him in lieu of settling a long-pending dispute over some truck union.

SSP Aulakh said Balbir Singh was booked on the basis of the complaint received under the  Prevention of Corruption Act. — TNS



22-year-old killed in accident
Tribune News Service

Mohali, March 12
Tarandeep Singh (22), son of a former councillor Mohandeep Singh Shergill, died in a road accident near Sector 66 here this evening.

The victim was on his way from Sector 66 to Phase X when his Ford Fusion car hit a road berm before turning turtle. After suffering head injuries he was admitted to Fortis hospital, but succumbed to his injuries.

The police has initiated inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPc.



Olympics stars for Chandigarh Marathon
A Correspondent

Chandigarh, March 12
Olympic gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra, bronze medallist boxer Vijender Singh and ace Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh will applaud the participants of the second Chandigarh Marathon, an event of the Chandigarh Administration, to be held tomorrow at the Rose Garden here. The marathon will be organised under the slogan of “Run for the spirit of city and to take stand against corruption.”

According to the officials, more than 2,500 participants will take part in the marathon. Participants from Nigeria and Kenya will also compete with Indian athletes for the prize money of Rs 6 lakh in the two categories of half and full marathon. Whereas a dream run of 5 km will be organised for marathon lovers.

Boxer Vijender Singh will flag off the full marathon in the morning, whereas golfer Jeev Milkha Singh will flag off the half marathon. Ace shooter Abhinav Bindra will flag off the fun run of 5 km. The route for the marathon will be around Janmarg and Uttar Marg linking with the Lake promenade up to the regulator end and back to the Rock Garden in loops for a full marathon (42.197 km) and half marathon (21.095 km). The fun run of 5 km will start through the Rock Garden towards the Chandigarh Golf Course and will come back from the same path to mark an end.



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