C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S


Truck hits car, injures five
Tribune News Service

Ambala, May 28
Four students, Vandana, Rajni, Deep Shikha and Sonia, all residents of Thambad village, who were going SD College, Ambala Cantt, to appear in their examination were injured when a rashly driven truck hit their car from behind near Mithapur village, 5 km from here.

All injured were rushed to the Civil Hospital, Ambala Cantt, in an ambulance from where Vandana, who was injured seriously, was referred to the PGI, Chandigarh, for treatment. Her brother Jasvinder, driving the car, also sustained serious injuries. The driver of the truck managed to flee from the site of the accident. The students failed to appear in the examination.



Farmers apprised of working of paddy transplanting machines
Tribune News Service

Fatehgarh Sahib, May 28
The Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) today demonstrated self-propelled paddy transplanting machines that can transplant paddy nursery directly in the puddled field.

The demonstration was organised in the field of a progressive farmer, Amritraj, at Bhamarsi Jer village.Speaking on the occasion, KVK deputy director Dr. Harinder Singh said that success of this technology depended on raising a mat-type nursery.

He said that farmers had now realised the importance of paddy transplanter in view of the labour shortage and ever-rising labour cost.

The short period of sowing due to the government’s ban on sowing paddy before June 10 has put extra burden on the farmers and labours.

Amritraj has recently purchased a self-propelled paddy transplanter and raised a mat-type nursery in a 40-acre land. He has also booked 25-acre land of other farmers for planting paddy.

Rohit Sharma, assistant professor, today demonstrated benefits of the mat-type nursery. Giving tips to the farmers he said the nursery area should be laser levelled and water should not overflow on the mats and seed rate should be 12-kg per acre.

Dr Mahesh Narang, a scientist from PAU, gave a live demonstration on transplanting of paddy with the transplanter machine and encouraged farmers to adopt this technology.

Reet Verma, plant protection scientist, explained the management of insect-pest and diseases in paddy. Tarinder Kaur, soil scientist, educated farmers about proper management of fertilisers and how to identify zinc and iron deficiencies and their remedial measures.

At present, there are seven machines in the district, two are with the cooperative societies and five are with farmers. One machine costs around Rs 2.7 lakhs with Rs 70,000 subsidy from the state government.



Labourer falls to death
Our Correspondent

Dera Bassi, May 28
One person was killed in a factory near Dera Bassi after he slipped while constructing a shed on the premises of a company. The deceased was identified as 45-year-old Dyal Ram, son of Inder Ram, resident of Mukandpur.

As per the information, Dyal ram was busy in the construction work of a shed at the RBL Factory situated on the Barwala road and suddenly his foot slipped and he fell on the ground.

He was brought in the Civil Hospital, Dera Bassi, where he was declared dead. The police had taken action under Section 174 of the IPC. The body was handed over to the relatives of deceased after conducting a post-mortem examination.



Overburdened Sessions Judge writes to HC
Notice issued to UT admn
Saurabh Malik
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 28
One court, 174 pending drug cases -- the subordinate judiciary in Chandigarh is under pressure. This is not all. The Additional District and Sessions Judge’s court in the district courts complex, designated to hear the drug cases, has another 1,365 cases to deal with.

Placing the data before the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the UT District and Sessions Judge has now sought the superior judiciary’s intervention to deal with the burden of pending cases.

In a letter to the High Court dated April 5, the District and Sessions Judge has written that apart from him, there are four Additional District and Sessions Judges in the sessions division.

The letter says that as on March 31, approximately 174 cases under the provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) were pending in the court of the Additional Sessions Judge-III as he has been appointed special judge for dealing with the NDPS cases.

The letter adds that apart from this, about 1,365 cases of other categories are pending before the court. The sessions judge has added: “It is very difficult for a single court to decide 174 NDPS Act cases expeditiously.”

The letter, written on the administrative side, has now been treated as a suo motu case. Taking cognizance of the letter, the High Court has issued a notice to the Chandigarh Administration and other respondents in the “court on its own motion” case.

The issue will now come up for discussion once the court reopens after the summer vacation. The Division Bench of acting Chief Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and Justice Rajesh Bindal has fixed the case for July 5 for further proceedings.

Only recently, the court had sought details of pending cases in Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana to ascertain if evening courts were required. 



One booked for raping minor girl
Tribune News Service

Mohali, May 28
The police has booked one person for allegedly raping a minor girl in Nayagaon. The accused has been identified as Lalit.

In her complaint, Reena Devi, victim’s mother, said she was not at home when the incident occurred. When she came back, Reena narrated the whole incident to her.

The police stated that after recording the statement and conducting medical examination of the girl, a case had been registered against Lalit.

One booked in abduction case

One person was booked for allegedly abducting a minor girl from Nayagaon. The accused has been identified as Iqbal.

The complainant, Kavita Devi, a resident of Nayagaon, said her daughter went to school on May 26, but never returned home.

She alleged that the accused lured his daughter on the pretext of marrying her. It said a case has been registered and a probe was on.



North Zone Carrom
Farheen, Mohd Zahid emerge champions
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 28
Chandigarh girl Farheen and Delhi lad Mohammad Zahid emerged champions in the 11th North Zone Carrom Championship 2011, which concluded at St. Stephen’s School, Sector 45, here, today.

In the women’s section, Farheen beat Tuba 25-4, 17-13 while in the men’s section Zahid got the better of Jameel Ahmed, also from Delhi, 17-8, 25-0 in the finals of their respective categories.


Men’s semifinal: Jammel Ahmed, Delhi bt. Asaif Iqbal, Chd-25-8, 13-15, 25-16. Mohd. Zahid (Delhi) bt Mohd. Shadab (Delhi)-15-19, 23-18, 19-10;

Women’s semifinal: Farheen (Chd) bt. Aakansha (Chd)-15-9, 23-05, Tuba (Chd) bt. Anjali (Chd) 18-7, 21-12;

Boys junior (semifinal): Ankit (Haryana) bt. Muneeb Amin(Delhi)-15-13, 19-13. Mohd. Arish (Chd) bt. Tasavar Ali (Chd)-21-00, 21-04;

Girls junior (semifinal): Priya Sharma (Chd) bt. Arpita Nagar (Hary) Chd)21-00, 17-04, Nidhi Gupta (Chd) bt. Manu Gupta (Chd) 15-13,12-09;

Rankings are as under:

Girls (junior)

1 Priya Sharma (Chd)

2 Nidhi Gupta (Chd)

3 Manu Gupta (Chd)

4 Arpita Nagar (Hry)

Boys (junior)

1. Mohd. Arish (Chd)

2. Ankit (Hry)

3. Muneeb Amin (Delhi)

4. Tasavar Ali (Chd)

Women’s singles

1. Farheen (Chd)

2. Tuba (Chd)

3. Anjali (Chd)

4. Aakansha (Chd)

5. Gulshan (Chd)

6. Kudrat (Chd)

7. Susheela (Chd)

8. Insha Afzal Bhatt (J&K)

Men’s singles

1. Jahid (Delhi)

2. Jameel Ahmed (Delhi)

3. Asif Iqbal(Chd)

4. Mohd. Shadab(Delhi)

5. Mod. Talib (Chd)

6. Adeel Khan (Delhi)

7. Mohd. Hassan (Chd)

8. Mohd. Wasim (Delhi)



Cricket tourney begins today
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 28
The Stepping Stones School, Sector 37, team will meet DP Azad Cricket Academy team in the opening match of the third Ashok Kumar Vij Memorial Cricket Tournament (U-14), starting tomorrow at Banyan Tree School ground, Sector 48, here. Eight teams would be participating, said the organisers.

The teams are as follow: Banyan Tree Cricket Academy, DP Azad Cricket Academy, Saupin’s School-32, Stepping Stones, Sector 37, Shri Shri Cricket Academy, APJ, Kharar, Ryder Club, Kharar, and Eicher School, Parwanoo. 



HOME PAGE | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Letters | Chandigarh | Ludhiana | Delhi |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | E-mail |