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Orissa woman reunited with family after over 1 yr
Tribune News Service

Kharar, July 3
Universal Disabled Care Taker Social Welfare Society, Padiala, volunteers reunited 61-year-old Rangolata with her family in Orissa.

Rangolata was found on the Morinda road, Kurali, on November 30, 2009. She was brought to an ashram in mentally unstable and miserable physical conditions. She told about her whereabouts, but language barrier posed a challenge. The ashram workers identified her language as Oriya and her village’s name as Haja.

Ashram volunteers traced Haja village that fell under Khorda district and was under the jurisdiction of the Jonkia police station of Orissa. Jonkia police station in charge Inspector Subhash Chandra Mohanti found her family within no time. The family said Rangolata left home around six years ago for a journey to sacred places. She boarded a wrong train and went missing.

Her family was very poor. Her son had passed away and her husband was too old and unable to travel to Punjab. Ashram volunteer Rajinder Kaur took her to her home in Orissa.



Villagers clean pond

Fatehgarh Sahib, July 3
Residents of Rupalheri village got their village pond cleaned without any government assistance. Colonel (retired) Shamsher Singh Dhanoa of the village took the initiative with the help of other residents. The two and half acres pond had been overflowing as villagers had been releasing the polluted water into the pond for a long time now.

Dhanoa said it took three months to extract the sludge from the pond. — TNS



Mango Mela at pinjore a big draw
Hemant Kumar

The illuminated Yadavindra Gardens in Pinjore; and (below) artistes perform during the Mango Mela on Sunday
(Above) The illuminated Yadavindra Gardens in Pinjore; and (below) artistes perform during the Mango Mela on Sunday. Tribune photos: Nitin Mittal and Parvesh Chauhan

Kalka, July 3
The two-day Mango Mela at Yadvindra Gardens, Pinjore, organised by the state horticulture department in association with the Haryana tourism department, concluded today. Haryana Governor Jagannath Pahadia was the chief guest.

Various competitions like rangoli making, face painting, painting, fancy dress, mehndi and mango eating were held.

Cultural events like Haryanavi dance, bhangra, kachhi ghori of Rajasthan, Jaipur’s puppet show and dhol nagara marked the festival.

Students of the Institute of Hotel Management in Panipat, Faridabad and Kurukshetra had put up food stalls.

People turned up in large numbers in the festival. Seven step gardens wore a festive look.


Category A: Section Variety Prize Name & Address

Dusheri: GGN, Fatehpur, Panchkula; RFRS, Gangia, Hoshiarpur, Pb; langra: GGN, Pinjore, Panchkula; GGN, Fatehpur, Panchkula; chousa: GGN, Chhachhroli, Yammuna Nagar; GGN, Fatehpur, Panchkula; Bombay green: GGN, Chhachhroli, Yamuna Nagar; Sipia shah pasand: RRS, CCSHAU, Budia, Yamuna Nagar; malika: Government Fruit Nursery, Mall road, Patiala; RFRS, Gangia, Hoshiarpur; amarpali: GGN, Fatehpur, Panchkula; RRS, CCSHAU, Budia, Yamuna Nagar; ratol: nil; pickle: RFRS Bahadurgarh, Patiala; Government Nihal Bagh, Patiala; other varieties: Government Garden and Fruit Nursery, Patiala; GGN, Fatehpur, Panchkula; Category B (organic): Gulab Singh, Yamuna Nagar; Kuldeep Singh, Yamuna Nagar: Category B: Dusheri: Anichate, Ambala; Maheshinder Singh, Patiala; Amandeep Singh, New Moti Bagh, Patiala, S Joydeep Singh, Patiala; Dr Simrat Sagar Singh, New Moti Bagh, Patiala; Krishan Chand, Karnal; Balbir Singh, Yamuna Nagar; Udaypal, Panchkula; Joginder Singh, Patiala; Pirthi Raj, Yamuna Nagar; Subedeen , Yamuna Nagar; S Kanwarbir Singh, Patiala; langra: Urmila Devi, Kurukeshtra; Anvar Chauhan, Panchkula; S Kulwant Singh, Patiala; Ravinder Singh, Ambala; Jugeet Kaur, Patiala; Valeri Hara, Yamuna Nagar; chousa: Dr Maheshinder Singh, Patiala; Inder Garg, Yamuna Nagar; Ravi Kumar, Fatehabad; PK Sarkaria, Patiala; Sudesh Pal Singh, Ambala; Ramesh, Ambala; Bombay green: Sunita Saluja, Yamuna Nagar; Saukat, Panchkula; sipia shah pasand: S Kulwant Singh, Patiala, malika: S Kulwant Singh, Patiala; Banta Ram, Ambala; Sartaj Singh, Patiala; amarpali: Balbir Singh, Kurukeshtra; ratol: S Jatinder Singh, Patiala, Ravneet Kaur, Patiala; pickle variety: Chanderpal, Kurukeshtra; Amarjeet Kaur, Kurukeshtra; Ajay Singh, Kurukeshtra; Samsudeen, Yamuna Nagar; Baldev Singh, Patiala, Jugit Kaur, Patiala.



Dona’s performance mesmerises audience
SD Sharma

Pinjore, July 3
The grandeur and magnificence of the otherwise panoramic ambience of the historical Pinjore Gardens got augmented, as the brightest Odissi dance exponent, Dona Ganguly brought alive the serene, romantic and vibrant lyrical melody of the dance in her recital here today.

Accompanied by a dozen accomplished beautiful danseuses, Dona Ganguly commenced the programme with an invocatory “Mangla Charan”, dedicated to the Jagannath Rath Yatra before the devotional Vishnu Vandana, which created spiritual fervour.

Dona was, however, at her best, as she presented Jatayu Moksha from epic Ramayana in the abhinaya portion of the recital. She displayed her aesthetic potential of an actor, dancer, an amateur artiste, as she has been hailed by audience and critics alike.

She brought a life, most of all navrasa in the act.

Thereafter, her disciples presented a Pallavi delineating the fundamentals of the Odissi dance. The dancers varied their body moments and gestures to create a spell binding presentation. Dona

Ganguly concluded the recital with a scintillating performance of Mahasur Mardani. She was altogether in a different avatar in the episode she executed with adroit mastery, much to the delight of dignitaries and large crowd of audience at the Mango Mela.

The soothing music and light effects augmented the level of presentation. Dona, too, expressed admiration for the large appreciative crowd on her first-ever performance in the region. HE Jagannath Pahadia, Governor, Haryana, was the chief guest, who also honoured the artistes.



5th pay panel
Teachers hail govt’s decision
Tribune News Service

Fatehgarh Sahib, July 3
Retired teachers and those serving in various government-aided schools hailed the state government’s decision to resume pension and implement recommendations of the Fifth Pay Commission.

Press secretary of the Aided Schoolteachers Union said teachers, especially the retired ones, were happy with the decision. The government today announced to release Rs 40 crore for the payment of arrears of 3,000 serving and retired teachers. 



Man booked for blackmailing woman
Tribune News Service

Kharar, July 3
Harpreet Singh, a resident of Behlolpur village in the Balongi area was booked yesterday for making objectionable video of a woman and blackmailing her.

In her complaint to the police, the 23-years-old victim from Jujhar Nagar village in Balongi stated that her in-laws lived in Manak Majra village in Kurali.

After marriage, she had differences with her in-laws. Accused Harpreet Singh came to know about the tension prevailing in thee house and allegedly started troubling her. On April 8, when she had come to her parents’ place, she was alone at home, Harpreet allegedly raped her and made a video of it. She told the police that Harpreet threatened to kill her father and daughter, if she revealed the incidence to anyone.

Harpreet began forcing her to live with him. When she returned to her in-laws’ place on April 11, Harpreet threatened her and took her on his motorcycle to Doraha, where she was again raped. With the help of the Doraha police, both parties reached a compromise but then again Harpreet threatened to kill her father and daughter.

On May 22, the victim’s father felt that the accused was blackmailing his daughter and he made a complaint at the Balongi police station. Harpreet repeatedly threatened the victim on May 24 and raped her. The victim then herself went to the police and lodged a complaint.



Accused remanded for sister-in-law’s murder
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 3
Ramesh Kumar, who had stabbed his sister-in-law to death two days ago, was sent to a two-day police remand today.

The accused, who is a resident of Sonepat, was arrested yesterday from his cousin’s house in Indira Colony.

Sources said Ramesh’s wife Seema was staying with her parents in Dadu Majra, when he went to bring her back on June 1, the latter refused following which the couple entered into a scuffle. When his sister-in-law Sonu (22) tried to intervene, the accused stabbed her in the chest.

A case was registered against the accused at the Sector 39 police station.



Man booked for fraud
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 3
The police has initiated legal proceedings against Banji Rana on the charges of cheating Kiranjeet Singh, a resident of Sector 35.

In his complaint, Kiranjeet Singh alleged that Rana had taken Rs 2.5 lakh from him in September, 2009, on the pretext of sending him abroad.

He said the accused neither sent him abroad nor returned his money.

A case under Section 420 IPC has been registered at the Sector 17 police station.

Two-wheeler stolen

Sunil Kumar of Sector 22 lodged a complaint that someone had stolen his Pulsar motorcycle (CH-32-T-6636) from outside his residence last night.

A case under Section 379 IPC has been registered at the Sector 17 police station.


The police arrested Manoj Kumar, a resident of Patiala, for indulging in gambling near Inter State Bus Stand, Sector 17, yesterday. An amount of Rs 1,230 was recovered from him.

A case under Sections 13A-3-67 of the Gambling Act has been registered.


Two unidentified persons snatched a gold chain from Sulkhsna Sharma of Sector 47 yesterday. A case under Sections 379 and 356 IPC has been registered at the Sector 31 police station.


Deepak Kumar Raheja of Sector 44 reported to the police that someone had stolen his laptop, a mobile phone, a camera and Rs 2,500 in cash from his house on June 30.

The police has registered a case under Sections 454 and 380 IPC at the Sector 34 police station.

Husband quizzed

The police has rounded up around 12 suspects, including a woman, in the case pertaining to the murder of a pregnant woman, Reshma Devi of Colony no 4, here.

The naked body of Reshma, who had been missing since Friday, was found lying in the forest area located near the colony.

Meanwhile, husband of the deceased Rudaal was being quizzed by the police.

However, mounted police has been deployed in the forest area. “The area should be fenced by the administration,” said a resident of the colony.

The police said the postmortem would be conducted tomorrow.



Home guard jawan attacked, one booked
Tribune Reporters

Dera Bassi, July 3
The police has booked a person on the charge of assaulting a homeguard volunteer during his duty time. Injured Jaspal Singh, a resident of Sundran, had been admitted to the Civil Hospital, Dera Bassi.

In his complaint, Jaspal said he was on duty at Sundran on Friday when the incident took place. Mangat Ram, a resident Haripur Hinduan, allegedly attacked him with a steel rod under the influence of liquor.

Revolver, jewellery stolen

Burglars struck at a house in Gulmohar City and decamped with a loaded revolver, besides jewellery, on Friday. In his complaint, Puneet Arora, a resident of house number 44, alleged that he was out of town with her wife at the time of the incident. When he returned in the evening, he found the locks broken and household goods scattered in all the rooms. He said his .32 bore revolver, along with few catridges, besides some jewelry, had gone missing from the house. The police was investigating.

1-kg opium recovered

Patiala: Continuing its tirade against drugs the city, the police had arrested Makhan Singh, a resident of Patran, today for possessing 1 kg of opium. The police had in the recent past recovered over 80 kg opium in various cases in the city.

The police had also recovered 40 gm of smack at the Lahauri Gate from Gurpreet Singh, a resident of Tripuri. Senior officers said they were trying to ascertain the inflow of drugs in the city and the gangs operating this mafia.



Air Force Hockey Championship
Air HQ to clash with TC in final
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 3
Air Headquarters (Air HQ) will clash against Training Command (TC) in the final of the ongoing Air Force Hockey Championship being held at 3BRD Air Force Station here today.

In the first semifinal match, TC defeated Maintenance Command (MC) by a margin of 3-0. After giving a tough fight in the match, MC team went down to TC.

Rajbir drew the first blood for TC in the 40th minute of the game followed by a goal in the 44th minute of the game through Balbir. However, striker Sanjay Yadav scored the decider in the 54th minute of the game.

In the second semifinal of the day, Air HQ beat South Western Air Command (SWAC) by 4-2.

Striker Nayak gave the lead to Air HQ in the 6th minute of the game, after two minutes Pabhakar converted the penalty corner to give the team a 2-0 lead over the opponents, but BS Brar reduced the margin for SWAC in the 19th minute of the game.

After the breather, Pabhakar scored the third goal for the team in the 50th minute of the game, but BS Brar again strike the plank in the 54th minute of the game to reduce the lead to 3-2. But H Singh scored the decider for the Air HQ team in the 58th minute of the game.



CLTA-AITA National Series Tennis Tournament
Kamal beats Shrey in straight sets
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 3
City lad Kamal Kishore Maderna defeated Shrey Gupta of Haryana in the boys’ (U-16) category of the ongoing CLTA-AITA National Series Tennis Tournament for Boys and Girls (U-14 and U-16), being held at the CLTA Complex and Lake Sports Complex here today.

Kamal defeated Shrey in straight sets by 6-2, 6-2 whereas Dheeranush Singh Bhatti defeated Sahil Bhutwala, in the same category, by 7-5, 6-0. Another local tennis player Param Pun defeated Mayank Yadav of Delhi in a tough clash by 6-3, 3-6 and 6-1.

In the final qualifying round of boys’ (U-14), Rishab Sharda went down to Ankit Rao after giving a tough fight to his opponent. Ankit defeated Sharda by 6-4, 4-6 and 6-2.


Boys (U-14): Mridul Kharkwal (UP) defeated Anuj Malik (HAR) 7-6(5), 6-1; Ankit Rao (HAR) defeated Rishab Sharda (CHD) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2; Atishay Jain defeated Abhishek (DLI) 6-0, 6-2; Siddharth Basnet (SKM) defeated Lakshay Pasricha 6-1, 6-2; Mritunhay Badola defeated Krishana Rajput (UP) 7-6(5), 6-1; Lavish Nehra (RAJ) defeated Sahaj Somani (DLI) 6-0, 6-0; Gaurang Mehta (DLI) defeated Jagdeep Bajwa (CHD) 6-0, 6-0.

Boys (U-16): Kamal Kishore Maderna (CHD) defeated Shrey Gupta (HAR) 6-2, 6-2; Vikas Berwal (HAR) defeated V Jeewan (TN) 1-6, 7-5, 6-3; Dheeranush Singh Bhatti (CHD) defeated Sahil Bhutwala 7-5, 6-0; Rohan Punj (DLI) defeated Vikrant Dahiya (CHD) 6-2, 6-3; Sumitpal Singh (J&K) defeated Chinmay (DLI) 6-3, 6-1; Barun Singh Gill (CHD) defeated Harshit Sharma (DLI) 6-3, 5-7, 7-6(10); Param Pun (CHD) defeated Mayank Yadav (DLI) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1; Sultan Singh Atwal (PB) defeated Dhruva Arya (HAR) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.



Patiala lift inter-state cricket title
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 3
After giving a fine performance in all departments, Patiala team lifted the Punjab Inter-State Cricket (U-22) Championship title after defeating Amtrisar in the four-day finals of the tournament held at the PCA Stadium, Mohali, here today.

Patiala team registered win against Amritsar on the basis of the first innings lead of 288 runs in the final match. The Patiala team was bowled for 568 in 200.5 overs in its first innings. Amninder Singh remained unbeaten on 35.

For Amritsar, leg-spinner Rahul Kanojia took 4 for 115 whereas his counterpart Vinay Chowdhary also grabbed 4 for 141.

In reply, Amritsar team scored 205 for 4 in 57.2 overs, in their second innings at the end of the day’s play.

For Amritsar, Aman Bawa scored unbeaten 126 studded with nine boundaries and six sixes. Shivlove contributed 27 runs in the team’s total whereas Sharad Lumba contributed 33 runs. For Patiala, Amninder Singh took 2 for 60.

IS Bindra, president of the PCA, awarded the winners’ trophy and cash prize of Rs 60,000 to the Patiala team whereas Amritsar got Rs 30,000 after finishing runner-up of the tournament.



Divya to face Aneesh in final
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 3
Divya Sharma will lock horns with Aneesh in the final of the ongoing 25th Haryana State Sub-Junior, Junior and Senior Billiards and Snooker Championship after defeating Prav Manchanda here today.

Divya thrashed Parv Manchanda by 3-0 during the quarterfinal match of the tournament, whereas he defeated Kishan Bansal in the semifinals.

In the quarterfinal match, Divya hit breaks of 23, 32 and 28 to make grip over first frame. On the other hand, Parv tried to slow down the game, but failed in his attempt and lost the match.

Later in the semifinals, Divya outperformed Kishan Bansal by 3-0. In another semifinal match of the tournament, Aneesh beat Umesh Gupta by 3-1.

Results: Senior snooker: Parv Manchanda bt Sameer Bhalla (3-1); Divya Sharma bt Parv Manchanda (3-0); Divya Sharma bt Kishan Bansal (3-0); Aneesh Saini bt Umesh Gupta (3-1).



Anirudh appointed Team India manager
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 3
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has appointed Haryana Cricket Association honorary secretary Anirudh Chaudhry as the manager of the Indian cricket team for the England tour in July-August.

The Indian cricket team is scheduled to play four Test matches with the during the tour.

Earlier, Anirudh was appointed as the media manager of the Indian team for the ICC T-20 World Cup held in England in 2009 and was also manager of the India (U-19) team in the ICC Cricket (U-19) World Cup in New Zealand in 2010.



Banyan Tree defeat DP Azad academy
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 3
Banyan Tree School (BTS) defeated DP Azad Cricket Academy Blue, during the St Stephen’s junior (U-12) championship being held at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, here today.

Batting first, the DPCA Blue set a target of 101 runs in the allotted 25 overs. Nitin contributed 34 runs in the team’s total. For the BTS, Akhil took 2 wickets for 27 runs.

In reply, the BTS team achieved the target in 24 overs. Noor (25) and Sachin (20) remain the top scorers for the team. For the DPCA Blue Karan took 2 for 11.

In the second match of the day, Stepping Stones defeated Tau Devi Lal, Panchkula, team by 8 wickets.

Batting first, Tau Devi Lal scored 80 runs in the allotted 20 overs. Sharwan scored 15 runs for the team. For Stepping Stones, Rishab Kwatra and Jaideep took 3 wickets each.

In reply Stepping Stones team achieved the target in the 11th over of the game. Sachin guided the team with his 52-run contribution. Mandeep took 1 for 21.



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