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Diarrhoea claims 3 lives at Pinjore
Our Correspondent

Kalka, August 2
Three children have died due to diarrhoea in the past five days at a slum of ward number 2, Pinjore, near Model Town.

According to information, six-year-old Pooja died due to diarrhoea even before she could be taken to a nearby hospital. Seema, a three-year-old girl, also suffering from the same disease, was rushed to a hospital where doctors declared her brought dead.

Babita, a one-year-old baby, also lost her life due to diarrhoea yesterday. Besides, two children and a woman, suffering from the same disease, have been admitted to a Pinjore hospital.

Taking a note of the above-mentioned cases a team of the health department, Panchkula, has taken precautionary steps to cope with the situation. The team distributed tablets in the slum area and has taken samples of drinking water.



Principal, two others booked for forgery
Our Correspondent

Dera Bassi, August 2
The Dera Bassi Police has booked the principal and the vice-principal of Sukhmani Nursing College, Dera Bassi, and the public relation officer of Sukhmani Group under the charges of forgery.

The case was registered on the complaint of a college student, in which she alleged that she was being harassed by the college authorities and bribe was demanded from her during the examination for providing her roll number.

According to information, the police had registered a case against college principal Swaran Tomar, vice-principal Harmeet Kaur and public relation officer Raspal Singh under Section 420 of the Indian Penal Code.

Chairman of Sukhmani Group Avtar Singh said the investigation of the case was not conducted properly and he had demanded that this case should be investigated again.

College principal could not be contacted despite repeated efforts.

The police said a college student, Narinder Kaur, had alleged in her complaint that the college principal had imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on her at the time of examination without any reason.

She was not able to appear in the first paper of examination.

She further added that she was harassed by the college authorities during the third year of the nursing course.

She had to approach the controller of examination, Baba Farid University, to appear in other exams, but in vain.



3 hurt in road accident

Ambala, August 2
Three persons, including a driver of an auto-rickshaw, were injured when three vehicles collided near Hisaini village on the Naraingarh-Raipur Rani road.

While two of the injured were unidentified, Satish, a resident of Laha village, near Naraingarh, was referred to the PGI by doctors of the Naraingarh Civil Hospital. — TNS



Man acquitted of rape charge

Chandigarh, August 2
The court of Additional District and Session Judge Preeti Sahni acquitted a Sector 41 resident of raping a 27-year-old woman. The police had booked Kailash in February 2010. The prosecution had claimed that on February 5, 2010, Kailash had taken his 27-year-old neighbour to his house and raped her after gagging her.

The defence said Kailash was implicated in the case. “We had produced Kailash’s call details, which proved that he was talking to his friend on phone at the time the woman had claimed that she was raped. — TNS



2 convicted of watchman’s murder
The victim, posted at Leisure Valley, was killed in 2009
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 2
A local court today convicted two accused of murdering a watchman posted at the Leisure Valley, Sector 10.

The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge VP Sirohi convicted Karnail Singh of Kapurthala and Sukhjinder Singh under Section 302 of the IPC.

Gum Bahadur, a watchman posted at the Leisure Valley, was found murdered in his room on March 16, 2009. The accused, Karnail Singh, was arrested from Dera Bassi on April 11, 2009, after he was traced using the victim’s mobile phone, which was put on surveillance. He had put his SIM card in the victim’s phone and was tracked down the moment he used it.

According to the prosecution, Karnail Singh along with his friend Sukhjinder Singh befriended Bahadur in December 2008. There was a function in the Leisure Valley during December 20, 21 and 22, where they both were hired by a private security agency.

The accused lived in the Leisure Valley and got acquainted with Bahadur. They came to know that he had about four months of salary with him and they continued to visit him.

On March 11, 2009, Karnail Singh was in dire need of money and he decided to take it from Bahadur. On March 15, 2009, the accused and his accomplice met at Sector 30 and had drinks before going to Bahadur’s place.

They strangled the victim with a cloth and later slit his throat. They also took away cash, mobile phone, a TV set, a DVD player, a gas stove and an LPG cylinder.



One booked for fraud
Tribune Reporters

Mohali, August 2
The Mohali police today registered a case under Sections 420 and 120-B of the IPC against Madhu, M/S Jet International Placement Services, SCF-54, first floor, Phase VI, Mohali, on the complaint of Gurvinder Singh, a resident of Naib Colony, Ambala City, Haryana, for duping him on the pretext of sending him abroad.

Gurvinder Singh in his complaint alleged that the accused had taken Rs 3.40 lakh from him to send him to Switzerland. But neither was he sent abroad, nor was his money returned, the police added.

Forgery case

The police today booked Avneet Singh, a resident of Sector 70, on the complaint of Hussainpreet Kaur, a resident of house number 98, Sector 44-C, Chandigarh.

In her complaint to the police, the victim alleged that she had given Rs 3.70 lakh to the accused for obtaining a work permit at Singapore for two years, but the accused had only given her 14-day social visit visa. She alleged that the accused had cheated her. A case has been registered.

Patwari booked

The police today booked Jasvir Singh, patwari, Manakpur, Sohana, on the complaint of Nirmal Singh, a resident of Manakpur, for forgery. A police official said the complainant had alleged that the accused had tampered with “intakal” and cheated him. A case was registered against the patwari under Sections 477-A and 420 of the IPC.

Jewellery, cash stolen

The victim shows her ransacked room at Zirakpur on TuesdayZirakpur: Thieves decamped with cash and jewellery worth lakhs of rupees after breaking into a house at Sharma Estate here this afternoon.

In his complaint to the police, Sunil Malhotra, a resident of house number 44, had said he got information about the theft from his daughter Sherya. On returning home, he found the house ransacked and things lying scattered.

He said thieves entered the house after breaking the main door. He said around Rs 45,000 and jewellery, including two bangles, two rings, one locket, a gold chain worth lakhs of rupees, were missing.

The victim shows her ransacked room at Zirakpur on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Official stabbed

Patiala: The police has registered a case of attempt to murder against Sukhjinder Singh, a resident of Faridpur village, for beating an official of the Punjab Home Guard posted at the Julka police station when he was on the official duty. The police said the victim, Ram Singh was on the official duty and stopped Sukhjinder. “As Ram Singh started investigating, the accused stabbed the official six times and left him in a pool of blood,” said cops.



Giri Raj strikes gold in tae-kwon-do
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 2
Giri Raj of Mount Carmel School, Sector 47, won a gold medal during the ongoing Inter-School Boys’ Tae-kwon-do (U-14) Tournament here today.

Giri won top position under the 41 kg category. Nishant of Manav Mangal High School bagged silver medal, while Pankaj of Shishu Niketan Public School, Sector 43, and Shyam of St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, grabbed a bronze medal in the same category.

In the boys’ (U-17) above 64 kg category, Shushant Rajkumar of Stepping Stones School won the first position, while Mohd Kasan of Shri Aurobindo School, Sector 27, managed to finish as runner-up in the event. Shimranjit of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 33, and Arshit of DAV Senior Secondary School finished third in the category.

Results: Boys (U-17) below 35 kg: Arshdeep GMSSS- 33 (gold); Tarun GMHS Mani Majra (silver); Pardeep GHS-24 (bronze); Sanuj GMHS-22 (bronze).
35 kg to 38 kg: Anwar Khan GMSSS-21 (gold); Sonu Guleria GMSSS-47 (silver); Pritam Stepping Stones-38 (bronze); Sahil Goyal (bronze).

38 kg to 41 kg: Sudhanshu GMSSS-38 (gold); Digesh Moti Ram Arya School-27 (silver); Shekhar GSSS-Bhelana (bronze); Gagandeep Shishu Niketan Public School-43 (bronze).

41 kg to 44 kg: Sat Prakash GMSSS-56 (gold); Vikas GMSSS-33 (silver); Suraj Baral GMHS-22 (bronze); Deepak GHS-38 (bronze).

44 kg to 48 kg: Sumrit Kumar PMCSD-32 (gold); Deepak GHS-35 (silver); Pankaj GMHS-Mani Majra (bronze); Sahil GMSSS-22 (bronze).

48 kg to 52 kg: Ramandeep GMHS-39 (gold); Atharv St Johns-26 (silver); Pardeep GMHS-22 (bronze); Karan Verma GMSSS-22 (bronze).

52 kg to 56 kg: Sidhant Khosla St Johns- 26 (gold); Deepak Moti Ram Arya School-27 (silver); Suraj GMSSS-47 (bronze); Taranjeet Stepping Stones-38 (bronze).

56 kg to 60 kg: Onkar Soni GMHS-29 (gold); Udishter Rana Stepping Stones-38 (silver); Ankit Pal GMHS-22 (bronze); Avneesh Shri Aurobindo-27 (bronze).

60 kg to 64 kg: Shrey Tyagi St Johns-26 (gold); Samridh Guru Harkrishan-38 (silver); Pankaj GMSSS-33 (bronze); Jaskaran Ryan International School-49 (bronze).



PU campus register win
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 2
Panjab University campus got the better of 3 Base Repair Depot Air Force in the first match of the Institutional Football League being held at the Football Stadium, Sector 17, here today.

After missing many chances, the 3 Base Repair Depot Air Force went down to winners by two goals to nil. N Dhanderjit Singh scored the first goal for PU campus in the 11th minute of the game.

Even after giving a tough fight to PU campus, the 3 Base Repair Depot Air Force failed to convert the chances. Jagjit Singh scored the decider in the 75th minute of the game to register victory.



Dinesh lifts singles veteran title
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 2
Dinesh Kumar of Audit General (AG) Punjab beat Abhay Sharma of Audit General (AG) Himachal Pradesh to win the final of the singles veteran category during the ongoing Indian Audit and Accounts Department North Zone Badminton Tournament being held at the badminton court of the Sports Complex, Sector 42, here today.

Dinesh defeated Abhay in straight sets 21-4 and 21-8. Earlier in the team event final category, AG Uttar Pradesh defeated AG Himachal Pradesh by 3-0. During the singles match of the category, Deepak Saxena defeated Vijay Dauta 21-06, 21-07, while Anurag Sharma overcame Datul Chauhan 21-08, 21-14.

In the doubles category, Salil Srivastava and Anurag Sharma outperformed Vijay and Marg 21-08, 21-07 to seal the victory.

Results: Quarterfinals (men singles): Anurag Sharma (AG UP) bt Anam Sharma (AG HP) 21-10, 21-04; Daulat Chauhan (AG HP) bt Arvind Kumar Sharma (AG Uttranchal) 18-21, 21-09, 21-08; Vijay Sharma (Delhi Audit) bt Deepak Saxena (AG UP) 1-13, 21-14.

Men’s doubles: Rajiv Sharma and Vijay Sharma (Delhi Audit) bt Chiranjibi and Bhadra Pratap (AG J&K) 21-11, 21-15; Deepak Saxena and Anurag (AG UP) bt Sanjay Dhingra and Rohit (AG Haryana) 21-12, 21-14; Datul Chauhan and Aman (AG HP) bt Arvind Kumar Sharma and Bhanu Pratap (AG Uttaranchal) 21-09, 21-19.



St Joseph thrash Satluj school
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 2
Hosts St Joseph School (B) team outperformed Satluj Public School, Panchkula, in the ongoing 2nd St Joseph Cricket (U-13) Championship Trophy being played at the school grounds here today.

St Joseph School (B) team defeated Satluj Public School by nine wickets during the first match of the day.

After electing to bat first, Satluj team failed to score a defending total and was bowled out on the total of 72 runs in 15 overs. Bowlers Vaibhav Sharma and Abhishek Sharma for St Joseph School were the most successful bowlers for grabbing three wickets each.

For Satluj Public School, batsmen Abhishek (22) and Ishaan (19) contributed the most in the team’s total.



GHS-32 get better of GMSSS-40
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 2
Government High School, Sector 32 (GHS-32), defeated Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 40 (GMSSS-40), by 2-0 during the ongoing UT Inter-School Throw Ball (U14) Tournament being held at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23, here today.

In the second match of the same category, DAV School, Sector 15, defeated Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23, by 2-0, while Government Model High School, Sector 12, beat Government Model School, Kishangarh, by 2-0.

In the third match of the day, Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 56, got the better of Government Senior Secondary School, Behlana, by 2-0.

Results: Boys (U-19): GMSSS-23 bt DAVSSS-8 by 2-0; GSSS, Mani Majra bt GHS-32 by 2-0; GSSS-Behlana bt GMSSS-32 by 2-1; GMSSS-8 bt GMSSS-40 by 2-0.



Akhilesh claims top spot in 25-kg event
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 2
Akhilesh of Government Model High School, Sector 35, secured first place in the boys’ (U-14) 25 kg category during the ongoing Inter-School Judo Tournament for Boys and Girls (U-14) being held at the Sports Complex, Sector 42, here today.

Vishal of Government Model High School, Sector 34, grabbed the second position, while Honey of Government High School, Sector 40, and Nikhil of Shri Guru Harkrishan Secondary School Public School, Sector 40, finished third in the event.

In the boys’ (U-14) 30 kg category, Ajay Rawat of Government Model High School, Sector 37, and Brijesh of Government Model High School, Sector 34, finished as the winner and runner-up, respectively. Rohit Kumar of Government High School, Sector 35, and Vikas of Government Model High School, Sector 43, secured third position in the competition.

Results: 35 kg: Neel Kamal GMHS-34; Vikram GHS-37; Mohit Garg, St Anne's School-32; Keshav Kunal, IS Dev Samaj School-21.

40 kg: Chirag IS Dev Samaj School-21; Partyush AKSIPS-41; Manish GMHS-37; Arun GHS-40.
45 kg: Sumit GSSS-38; Vishal IS Dev Samaj School-21; Ranjit GHS-35; Aman GMHS-43. 50 kg: Sanjit GMHS-43; Arvinder SGHSSPS-40; Kaushal GHS-35; Gurpreet St Stephen's School-45.

+50 kg: Abhiraj GMHS-43; Ardesh IS Dev Samaj School-21; Arvinder GMHS-34; Dhruv AKSIPS-41.



Handball meet from August 8
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 2
The Chandigarh sports department will organise an Inter-School Handball Tournament for Boys and Girls (U-19) at the Handball Coaching Centre, Sector 42, from August 8 to 10 here.

Players born on or after January 2, 1993 can participate in the competition.

Top three position holders of the tournament will be awarded with cash prizes.

The interested participants must confirm their entries, along with the date of birth certificate to handball coach Iqbal Singh before August 6.



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