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1 booked for cutting trees
Our Correspondent

Dera Bassi, August 7
The police has booked one person for cutting trees from a forest near Fatehpur Behra village.

A case has been registered against Lakhveer Singh, a resident of Devinagar, under Section 379. In her complaint, Neelam, sarpanch of Fatehpur Behra Village, said the accused had axed trees from a nearby forest. A trailer containing wood was recovered from the spot.



Make My Trip penalised Rs 10,000
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 7
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Make My Trip (India) Pvt. Ltd to pay Rs 10,000 in compensation to three Panjab University students for deficiency in service as well as unfair trade practices.

The forum, comprising its president PD Goel, and members Rajinder Singh Gill and Madanjit Kaur Sahota, held that the complainants were given a wrong flight number on their ticket by the respondents while booking their return ticket. As a result, they could not board the actual flight and had to undergo harassment.

There is a clear lapse on part of the respondents, which the company cannot put on the airlines without putting on record any cogent evidence.

The forum also directed the respondents to refund the complainants Rs 17,196, Rs 1,260 and Rs 4,500 paid by the respondents for fresh air ticket, Shatabdi ticket and stay in Goa, respectively, besides Rs 5,000 towards cost of litigation.



Four arrested in cases of snatching, burglary
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 7
The crime branch of the Chandigarh police today arrested four members of a gang, comprising a woman member and a murder accused, for their involvement in snatching, vehicle thefts and burglaries in the city.

In all, 11 cases have been solved with their arrest, including five of chain snatching, two of vehicle theft and four of burglary. Two of the arrested include a woman and her paramour.

Inspector Amanjot Singh, in-charge, crime branch, said those arrested included 19-year-old Sita Ram, a resident of Ram Darbar; 20-year-old Rajinder Singh, alias Radhe; 35-year-old Des Raj, and 45-year-old Rukmani, alias Sherni, all residents of Madrasi Colony, Sector 26.

The police said Rajinder had a tainted past and had been arrested by the Mohali police in 2009 in a murder case. He was out on bail. He had also been arrested by the Chandigarh police in cases of theft.

Similarly, Sita Ram had been arrested earlier by the Chandigarh police in various theft cases, which were still pending against him.

Des Raj is the paramour of Rukmani, who is Rajinderís mother. Both Des Raj and Rajinder used to carry out snatchings independently.

During Des Rajís interrogation, it was revealed that he had stolen a motorcycle from Mohali and kept it for personal use. He was arrested while riding the motorcycle (PB 70 B 9841).

Des Raj had snatched two gold chains ó one from Sector 18 A ó and gifted these to Rukmani.

The police said Rajinder and Sita Ram had snatched three gold chains. Two of these were pawned for Rs 35,000 from a Mani Majra goldsmith. They adopted this method as it was difficult for them to dispose of the snatched gold chains in the open market.

A Discover motorcycle (CH 04 A 6183), stolen from Mauli Jagran, was recovered from Rajinder and Sita Ramís possession.

Five gas cylinders, stolen from different parts of the city, were also recovered from them. The accused have been remanded in judicial custody.



Delhi couple held for cheating
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 7
A Delhi couple was arrested for cheating a Sector-28 resident, Vijay Aggarwal, to the tune of Rs 1 crore.

SK Khukreja and his wife Jyoti Khukreja, owners of Ryder Matic Bevel Gears Company, Delhi, have been remanded in one-day police custody. The two had taken Rs 3.5 crore from Aggarwal as part of a deal for a machine worth Rs 10.75 crore in March, 2010. In his complaint, Aggarwal alleged the two provided him with a machine without some important spare parts worth Rs 1 crore. A case has been registered at the police station-26.


A Delhi resident was arrested for possessing a stolen Innova car. The police arrested Prem Kumar, alias Raja, of Delhi and recovered an Innova car from his possession near Sector 17.

The vehicle was stolen from Delhi and the accused had affixed a fake registration plate on it.

Car stolen

Dr Mohit Jaintha of Government Multi-Speciality Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, reported to the police that his Esteem car was stolen from a parking lot of the hospital. The car was parked near the emergency ward. Besides, Mandeep Singh of Ludhaina reported to the police his motorcycle was stolen from Bougainvillaea Garden, Sector 3. A case has been registered at the police station-3.

Car set ablaze

Unidentified youths set a car, belonging to Dhanas resident Bharat, on fire in Sector 43 last night. Bharat reported to the police his car was parked in Sector 43 when unidentified youths set it on fire after sprinkling petrol on it. A case has been registered. 



3 DAV students arrested
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 7
Three students of DAV College were arrested for creating disturbance in the college by indulging in a scuffle yesterday.

The police arrested Ravinder Singh, a resident of Sector 16, Sachin Kumar, a resident of Sector 15-A, and Parveen Kumar, a resident of Ferozepur district.

They were arrested under Section 160 of the IPC for instigating affray. They were later released on bailed.



40 NGO members arrested
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 7
The police arrested around 40 persons, including six women, for holding a car rally without permission. Those arrested were members of AWAAZ group, an nongovernmental organisation.

According to the police, the NGO members were taking part in a car rally without seeking the permission of the authorities.

A police team stopped the rally members near the Housing Board roundabout and asked them to remove banners from their cars. However, the NGO members refused to do so and the police arrested them.

They were later released on bail.



Vedant, Maanik hog limelight in roller skating
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 7
Vedant Prashar, Maanik Mahajan and Aaryan Parashar won top three positions in the boysí (U-4) category during the Dikshant International School Roller Skating Tournament being held at the Skating Ring, Sector 10, here today.

In the girlsí (U-4) category, Vrinda Goyal won the first position, while Rupanshika Sharma and Avanie Mahajan managed to secure second and third position, respectively.


Rink Race-2 (boys U-4): Vedant Parashar; Maanik Mahajan; Aaryan Parashar.

Girls (U-4): Vrinda Goyal; Rupanshika Sharma; Avanie Mahajan; girls (U-4 to 6) quads: Javeen Seth; Yashika Sharma; Suhani Garg; girls (U-4 to 6) inline: Shristy; Veronica Mehta.

Boys (U-4 to 6) quads: Samarveer; Nishit Garg; Samridh Kulshrestha.

Girls (U-6 to 8) inline: Dayita Goyal; Seerat Chugh. Girls (U-6 to 8) quads: Tarannum Bhandari; Vidushi Rawat; Khushi Sheoran.

Boys (U-6 to 8) inline: Sanyam; Udayveer; Achintya Gupta.

Boys (U-6 to 8) quads: Raghav Vashisht; Gurnoor Singh; Ishaan Mehta.

Girls (U-8 to 10) inline: Eshika Rathee; Ayushi Aggarwal.

Girls (U-8 to 10) quads: Khyati Jain; Samiksha Nagpal; Aakriti Sharma.

Boys (U-8 to 10) inline: Aarsh Mehtani; Rishit Puri; Manharshpal Singh.

Boys (U-8 to 10) quads: Aryanpal Singh; Sanyam Gupta; Akshit Kharab.

Girls (U-10 to 12) inline: Shivani Parihar.

Girls (U-10 to 12) quads: Manvi Jain; Sania Sharma; Priyam Sheoran.

Boys (U-10 to 12) inline: Love Verma; Ojas Rastogi; Shivam Singh.

Boys (U-10 to 12) quads: Mohit; Sahibdeep Singh; Jasdeep Singh.

Girls (U-12 to 14) quads: Hansa K; Tamanna; Aarushi Kakkar.

Boys (U-12 to 14) inline: Anuj Sud; Rushat Parihar; Shubham Aggarwal.

Boys (U-12 to 14) quads: Anubhav Jain; Siddharth Jain; Babandeep Singh.

Girls (above-14) quads: Arshnoor Bedi; Dhriti Goyal; Mohit Chitkara.

Boys (above-14) inline: Adhiraj Singh Jodha.

Boys (above-14) quads: Mohit Thakur; Anmol Narad; Gurtej Singh.

Girls (above-16): Jaspreet Kaur; Aastha.



AG Haryana lift football title
Tribune News Service

Players in action during a match of the Instituitional Four-Team Football League Tournament in Chandigarh on Sunday.
Players in action during a match of the Instituitional Four-Team Football League Tournament in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Chandigarh, August 7
In the last league match of the local Institutional Four-Team Football League Tournament, Accountant General (AG) Haryana played a draw against Panjab University campus to win the competition.

AG Haryana played a 2-2 draw against PU campus team.

PU campus team that was more young and talented failed to overcome the opponents even after taking the lead during the second half of the match.

After sharing equal points with Post Graduate Government College for Men, Sector 11, PU campus secured a runners-up position in the tournament by a narrow margin.

Earlier in the match, Naresh give the lead to AG Haryana team in the 28th minute of the game, while Parveer Singh leveled the score in the 54th minute of the game.

PU campus attained the lead in the 56th minute through Aditya Awashti but failed to attain it, as Harminder Singh scored an equaliser in the 65th minute of the game.



Karan, Mandeep lead Punjab to victory
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 7
Brilliant tons by duo Karan Goel and Mandeep Singh helped Punjab team to stand strong against Karnataka Presidentís XI during the fourth day of the Shafi Darashah Trophy Tournament being held in Mysore today.

After resuming from their overnight score of 119 for one, Karan Goel (147) and Mandeep Singh (101) scored a 109-run partnership to guide Punjab team to attain full three points on the basis of their first innings lead.

Earlier Karnataka Presidentís XI team was bowled out on the total of 402 runs. After loosing Uday Kaul (62), Mandeep Singh and Karan Goel guided the team to victory.

Himanshu Chawla (47) and Sarabjit (23) were also the noticeable contributors in the teamís total.

For bowling side, Ayappa took three for 95.



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