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Security personnel school objects to liquor kiosk
Megha Mann
Tribune News Service

Kurali, June 11
An upcoming school of security personnel at Kubaheri village has raised objections to a liquor kiosk situated in its neighbourhood. The United Resources Agency is coming up with a school for security guards.

In his complaint to the Mohali Deputy Commissioner, the in charge of the security school, Col Sudershan Bhardwaj (retd), has mentioned that a liquor kiosk has been operating on the land of the institute.

“The liquor kiosk will be hampering activities at our institute. We had approached officials of the excise and taxation department earlier, demanding that that the kiosk be shifted, but nothing was done. We have now requested the Deputy Commissioner to direct the shifting of the kiosk from its present location,” he stated.

Colonel Bhardwaj said he had been raising the issue for the past more than five months, but nothing had happened so far. He said that it would be difficult to start the college if the kiosk was not shifted.

“When we talked to the kiosk owner, he requested that the kiosk be allowed to run till March 2011 as a licence had been issued for this particular place and it would be difficult to change it then. We did not agree, but the kiosk was not shifted,” he added.

When new contracts were allotted, Colonel Bharadwaj had again requested the excise and taxation department to shift the kiosk, but nothing was done. When contacted, Deputy Commissioner Varun Roojam said, “We will soon deal with the matter as per the law.”



8 of marriage party injured
Tribune News Service

Fatehgarh Sahib, June 11
Eight persons of a marriage party, including the bride, on way to Muzaffarnagar got injured in an accident in the wee hours today near Mandi Gobindgarh.

The family members were travelling in a bus, which hit a deep pothole on the GT road and overturned.

The family members have hired a private bus to ferry the bride and relatives to Muzaffarnagar in UP where the marriage was to be solemnised.

The incident took place at around 2.30 am. Police officials from the Mandi Gobindgarh city police station reached the spot and rushed the injured to the Civil Hospital.

One of the seven injured, identified as Parveen Kumar, is said to be serious, while others received minor injuries. The bus driver fled from the spot after the accident.

The police impounded the bus and further investigation is on. They said a case in this regard would be registered after recording statements of all injured persons.



Three sustain injuries in clash
Parmod Mehta

Dera Bassi, June 11
Three youths got injured in a clash in the local grain market this afternoon. The clash has occurred when two groups refused to back their vehicles to give side on a congested road. The injured included two sons of a former Congress councillor. All injured had been shifted to the GMCH, Chandigarh. The police had started investigations after impounding vehicles and also detained for alleged assailants.

The injured, Vikrant and Vikram, both sons of former councillor Balakram, said they were on a way to tehsil in their car. As they reached near the grain market, a tractor-trolley came in front of the car around 12 noon.

Though they backed their car to give way to the trolley, tractor driver started hurling abuses. As they objected, he called his supporters, following which a Scorpio SUV and a car arrived at the spot. Their occupants, allegedly armed with sharp-edged weapons and batons, attacked them.



Girl killed, family injured in accident
Victim was Haryana power finance director’s daughter
Tribune News Service

Ropar, June 11
The daughter of the Haryana power department finance director got killed in a road accident while on her way to Jalandhar on the Ropar-Nawanshahr road near Bharthala village today.

The victim has been identified as 10-year-old Ashiyal Bhushan, while her father Bharat Bhushan, mother Poonam, 12-year-old brother Mohit and driver Abdul Wajid have sustained injuries.

The Bhushan family was travelling in its Mahindra Logan car (HR 18-0036) from Panchkula to Jalandhar. An Innova car (PB 01-6911) coming from opposite side had a head on collision with Logan.

Ashiyal died on the spot. The injured were rushed to the Ropar Civil Hospital where doctors referred driver Wajid to the PGI, Chandigarh.

Bhushan is 1993 batch IAS officer and is posted with the Haryana power department for the past quiet some time. Kathgarh police station officials said the driver of the Innova was trying to overtake a bus moving ahead and in the process hit Logan. Driver of Innova car left the vehicle on the spot and fled away. The police has impounded the vehicle and was investigating the case.



Mason crushed to death
Our Correspondent

Kalka, June 11
A two-wheeler rider was crushed to death by an unknown vehicle. According to information, the accident took place late last night on the NH 21-A, Pinjore-Nalagarh highway, near Model Town, Pinjore, when Naresh Kumar (30) was on his way to his home when some recklessly driven unknown vehicle hit him.

The driver of the vehicle fled from the spot. Naresh, a resident of Hakimpur village, near Kalka, died on the spot.

The deceased worked as a mason. The body was handed over to the relatives of the deceased.



Water samples of Kalka, Pinjore fail
Our Correspondent

Kalka, June 11
Drinking water samples of various areas of Kalka and Pinjore failed their laboratory test recently. Official sources confirm that 19 recently taken drinking water samples were declared unfit for consumption as per the report of laboratory tests in Panchkula.

Sources further said the contaminated water supplied by the department of public health could lead to various diseases, as the drinking water had some particular virus that could cause various diseases like diarrhoea and jaundice.

Taking a note of the issue, the local health department had directed to the department of public health to ensure the purity of drinking water in the area.



Sub-inspector arrested for dereliction of duty
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 11
Today, the local police arrested a sub-inspector, Sushil Kumar of the Panchkula police, under whose custody a miscreant had managed to run away at Mani Majra here yesterday.

The accused Amit Kaushal of Ambala Cantt, who had been arrested for preparing fake driving licenses, ran away when he was taken at a house in Mani Majra for investigation. The sub inspector went inside the house, leaving the accused outside.

The police arrested Sushil Kumar on the complaint of inspector Dharambir Singh, SHO, Sector 20 police station in Panchkula.

The police has registered a case under Sections 223 and 224 of the IPC in this regard. SI Sushil Kumar was out on bail later. He has been put under suspension for his carelessness.


Raj Kumar of Sector 27 lodged a theft complaint alleging that someone has stolen a computer TFT, an UPS and two speakers from his house yesterday. The police has registered a case under Sections 380 and 454 of the IPC at Sector 26 police station.


The local police arrested Bilal Ahmed Seikh, a resident of Bapu Dham Colony, Sector 26, on the complaint of Arun Kumar Arora of Sector 35. Arun alleged that Bilal was caught red-handed while trying to steal cash from the cash box of the complainant’s shop at Sector 35 yesterday. The police has initiated investigations after registering a case under Sections 379 and 511 of the IPC at Sector 36 police station.



8 booked for fraud
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 11
On the directions from the court, the Chandigarh Police registered a case of fraud case against eight local residents.

While seven of them, Nirmal Kaur, Naib Singh, Jarnail Singh, Karnail Singh, Jasbir Singh, Avtar Singh and Jasbir Singh alias Jassi are residents of Khuda Ali Sher village of the Union Territory, the other Prem Kesi resides in Sector 44. The accused have been booked on the complaint of Gurnam Singh, a resident of Khuda Ali Sher, who alleged that the accused had sold his property, situated in Mohali district fraudulently.



Decomposed body identified

Zirakpur, June 11
The decomposed headless body of a man recovered from the Sukhna Choe on Thursday has been identified as Mahesh Pal, who was working as a tractor driver at the brick-kiln in Zirakpur.

He was a resident of Rampur (UP) and had come to Zirakpur 15 days ago for work.

A police official stated that a case under Section 302 of the IPC was registered against the unidentified miscreants and started further investigations. — TNS



Saupin’s book berth in semifinals
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 11
Saupin’s Public School, Sector 32, trounced Shri Shri Cricket Academy, Panchkula, by 10 wickets to enter into the semifinals of the 3rd Ashok Vij Memorial Cricket (U-15) Tournament being held at Banyan Tree School, Sector 48, here today.

After elected to bat first, Shri Shri Cricket Academy was bowled out on 103 runs in 24 overs. Shivam (24 runs) was the highest scorer for the team.

In reply, Saupin’s achieved the target in nine overs without losing any wicket. Openers, Prabhsimran (74) and Swapnil (18), guided the team to victory.

In the second match of the day, NICS Patiala got the better of DP Azad Cricket Academy by five wickets.

Batting first, the local team set a target of 135 runs in the allotted 25 overs. Siddharth contributed 29 runs in the team’s total. Mayank for NICS took a five-wicket haul.

However, NICS team achieved the target in the 19th over of the match. Akash (78) and Aman (23) guided the team to victory.

Brief score (Match I):

Shri Shri Cricket Academy: 103 all out in 24 overs (Shivam 26, Ayush 17; Arnav 3 for 15, Prithvi 2 for 22, Jaspreet 3 for 10).

Saupin’s Cricket Academy: 104 runs in 9 overs (Prabhsimran74, Swapnil 18).

Match II:

DPA Academy: 135 for 9 in 25 overs (Aakash 34, Siddharth Rawat 29, Saksham 22; Mayank 5 for 27, Kusagar 2 for 26).

NICS: 136 for 5 in 19.1 overs (Akash 78, Aman 23; Paras 2 for 29, Karaninder 1 for 26).



LIC Cricket Club lift challenger trophy
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 11
An unbeaten knock by Shivam Bhamri (87 runs) guided the LIC Cricket Club to lift the LIC Challenger Cricket (U-16) Trophy held at Government Model School, Sector 26, here today.

In the final, the host of the tournament defeated the Cricket Stadium, Sector 16, by six wickets.

Earlier, batting first, the Cricket Stadium team made 164 runs before getting bowled out in 29 overs.

Kuljinder Singh contributed a ton, whereas Lokesh contributed 30 runs in the team’s total.

In reply, the LIC team achieved the target with the loss of four wickets.

Shubham Vij (48 runs) supported Shivam Bhamri to achieve the target easily.

Brief scores:

Cricket stadium: 164 all out in 29 overs (Kuljinder 102, Lokesh 30; Anish 3 for 26, Anmol 2 for 21, Rahul 2 for 22).

LIC Cricket Club: 165 (Shivam Bhamri 87 not out, Shubham Vij 48, Anmol 17; Kuljinder Singh 2 for 23).



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