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No toilet facility in Ambala-Nangal Dam train
Attar Singh
Tribune News Service

Ambala, August 14
It may sound strange but the Nangal Dam train that runs from Ambala to Nangal via Chandigarh has no facility of toilets for the passengers.

The train starts from Ambala at 7.35 am and reaches Chararu Takrala at 11.40 am near Nangal. It halts briefly at Chandigarh, Mohali, Kharar, Morinda, Kurali, Ropar, Ghanauli, Bharatgarh, Kiratpur Sahib, Anandpur Sahib, Nangal and Chararu Takrala.

During these brief halts no passenger can use toilet facilities at any of these railway stations as the halt is too brief. It is only at Chandigarh that the passengers can use toilet where the train has a stop of 40 minutes, sources said.

Hundreds of passengers travelling by this train have to face great hardship in absence of toilet facility. Particularly put to inconvenience are women, the aged and children. The train has been plying on this route for many years and the matter of provision of toilets in the train has been pending with the railways for over five years. The train has eight bogies and there is space earmarked for toilets in each bogey, but this space has not been utilised.

Station Superintendent admitted that the train had no toilet facility. He said the matter had been taken up with the senior railway authorities and a final decision in this matter had still not been taken.

Some of the passengers contacted by The Tribune at Ambala Cantt railway station today pointed out that they faced great difficulty as the aged and children needed to use toilets more frequently. However, they said they still preferred to use the train as it was economical as compared to bus travel.

Manoj Kumar, a spokesman at DRM office Ambala Cantt, said the railwaysí greatest concern was to provide homely comforts to passengers on trains. The railways would gradually introduce a project for installing/replacing toilets in all trains.

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Duplicate Usha, Bajaj stickers seized
One held in Burail, freed on bail
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 14
A case under Section 62 of the Copyright Act has been registered against Harpreet of Mohali for selling duplicate Usha and Bajaj stickers. The accused was arrested from Burail and later released on bail.

Following a complaint by Dabru Anand of New Delhi, a raid was conducted at an SCO at the Kesho Ram Complex in Burail and duplicate stickers of Usha and Bajaj seized from the possession of the accused.

A member of the Indian Fan Manufacturing Association, Anand had stated that they had received a tip-off that duplicate stickers were being supplied from Chandigarh to places in Punjab.

After receiving information about the accused printing duplicate stickers, they lodged a complaintwitho the police, he added. ďThe accused has been found publishing stickers of various other brands as well, which is illegal,Ē he said.

The complainant stated that the recovery of stickers was proof of the fact that duplicate products of these brands were being manufactured. ďIf the police investigates the case further, it can unearth a racket of duplicate products,Ē he added.

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2 thefts reported

Chandigarh, August 14
Two incidents of theft took place on Friday night. Balwan Singh Khokhar of Sector 7 reported that someone stole household articles after breaking the lock of his house. An estimate was yet to be made. Sangeeta of Sector 23 reported that someone stole her bag, containing gold jewellery, two mobile phones, an ATM card, a cheque book and a driving licence, from her residence. ó TNS

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One booked for issuing threats
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, August 14
On the complaint of a Sector 11 resident, the Panchkula Police has registered a case against the complainantís brother-in-law, a resident of Noida, for sending him threatening messages and emails.

Aman Arora in his complaint to the police alleged that in 2006 his sister got married to Noida resident Rohit Gautam. Arora alleged that after the marriage, Rohit, along with his family members, started harassing his sister for dowry. Arora said he had tried to solve this problem on many occasions, but to no avail. On July 2, Rohit had allegedly sent a threatening message on the complainantís mobile phone and had also used abusive language.

Thereafter, on July 12, Rohit posted a threatening message on the Facebook account of Aman in which he had challenged him that he would beat him up in Panchkula and even the Panchkula Police would not be able to save him, the complainant alleged.

Rohit called the complainant on August 11 and threatened him again.

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crime file
Priest arrested for murder
Tribune Reporters

Panchkula, August 14
With the arrest of Jagmohan Giri, a priest, the Panchkula Police claimed to have solved the murder case of a priest of the Shiv temple in Bhareli village, Barwala.

On August 9, 90-year-old priest Sheetal Giri was found dead in his room. There were some injury marks on his head.

The police said Sheetal Giri was residing at the Shiv temple from the past many years, but last month Jagmohan Giri also arrived there.

The police added that on the night of August 8, both the priests exchanged some heated arguments. Jagmohan reportedly attacked Sheetal with a stick resulting in his death.

The Chandimandir police station SHO, Jangsher Singh, said they had arrested Jagmohan Giri and also recovered stick, which was used in the crime. He added that the accused was earlier also involved in the two murder cases in Kurali.

Pedestrian crushed to death

Kalka: A pedestrian was killed on the narrow stretch of National Highway number 22 at Pinjore, near here, on Saturday. He died on the spot.

According to information available, 72-year-old Kuldeep was crushed to death under the wheels of a rashly driven truck while he was crossing the road.

Two booked

Mohali/Zirakpur: In his complaint to the police, Surjit Singh said his brother Hardeep Singh, a resident of Sohana, who was a driver, was told by his employers to put up a board outside their showroom in Desu Majra. While putting up the board, Hardeep Singh fell on high-tension wires.

Surjit Singh alleged that his brother had died due to negligence on the part of Gurdeep Singh and Chetan Singh.

The police today registered a case under Section 304-A of the IPC against two persons on the complaint of Surjit Singh. The accused have been identified as Gurdeep Singh and Chetan Singh, residents of Sector 79, Mohali.

Car stolen

Jagmohan Singh, a resident of Bhankarpur, reported to the police that his Bolero car was stolen from outside Best Price on the Zirakpur-Ambala highway here this evening.

Jagmohan Singh said he had parked his car outside the shop and when he returned he found his car missing.

Two injured

Zirakpur: Two children were seriously injured when they came in contact with a high-tension wire passing over a house in Saini Vihar Phase II, Baltana. The injured have been identified as Kajal and Amit Mann.

The children were playing on the terrace of the house. They were immediately rushed to Government Hospital, Panchkula.

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Earrings snatched in daylight
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 14
A incident of snatching in broad daylight was reported at Sector 41 here today. According to the police, Pushpa of Sector 38 complained that two unidentified motorcycle-borne youths sped away after snatching two gold earrings of hers.

The police stated that she failed to note down the registration number of the motorcycle. A case under Sections 356 and 379 of the IPC was registered at the Sector-39 police station and an inquiry was initiated.

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CL Champs rout AKISPS-41 by 45 runs
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 14
CL Champs, Panchkula, and Saupinís School won their respective matches during the ongoing first Monsoon Cup Cricket (U-15) Tournament being held at BTS School here.

In the first match, CL Champs defeated AKISPS-41 by 45 runs. Batting first, the winners scored a total of 109 for 7 in the allotted 20 overs. Mayank contributed 30 runs to the teamís total, while for AKSIPS, Akash took 2 for 24. Chasing the target, AKSIPS were bundled out on the total of 64 runs. Ghanshayam topped the teamís score chart with his 15-run contribution. For CL Champs, Gurdeep grabbed 3 for 10.

In the second match, Saupinís School defeated Shri Shri Cricket Academy by a margin of nine wickets. Saupinís School achieved the target of 88 runs in the 15th over. After deciding to field first, Saupinís School bowled out Shri Shri team on a mere total of 88 runs. Sagar scored 23 off 21, while for the winning side, Nipun Bhargava took 3 for 37. In reply, Shubham(41) and Nipun(21) guided the team to victory.

Scores CL Champs: 109 for 7 in 20 overs (Mayank 30 and Akash 2 for 24). AKSIPS: 64 all out in 17 overs (Ghanshyam 15, Gurdeep 3 for 10 and Saksham 2 for 6). Shri Shri Cricket Academy: 88 all out (Sagar 23, Prithvi 2 for 8 and Nipun Bhargav 3 for 37). Saupinís School: 89 for 1 wicket in 15 overs (Shubham 41, Nipun Bhargava 21 and Mithil 1 for 20).

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Chander Mani, Shallu claim top spots
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 14
Chander Mani, Shallu Gupta, Riya and Manisha won the top three positions in the +35kg category during the Chandigarh State Sub-junior Judo Championship organised by the Amateur Judo Association of Chandigarh at the sports complex in Sector 42 here.

In the +40kg category, Jagriti and Arju won the top honours, while in the girls U-14 +45kg category, Kanchan, Adhur, Rupi and Vanshika emerged victorious.

In the +44kg category, Anjana Lochan, Muskan, Lalita and Sukhdeep and in the girls U-15 -44kg category, Sonam, Nena Amrit Kaur and Rosy won the top positions.

Position holders will represent the city in the upcoming Judo National Championship to be held in Kerala from September 4 to 8.

Results Boys (U-12 or 13): -25 kg- Keshav Kunal, Mukhuk Rana, Hasrpreet and Sherry; -35kg -Yadvindar, Anish, Gurpreet; +35kg-Neelkamal, Sanjay Verma; -40 kg- Partiyush, Mannet, Rohit; -45kg- Chirag, Kausal, Robin and +45Kg- Abhiraj, Ardesh, Arvinder and Dhruv; -14kg Sanjeev Kumar, Gurpreet; 14 to 15 Ajay Minhas, Sahil Gupta, Ankush and Ankush Sharma +55kg Sharavan Kumar and Ravi Kumar.

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Trials for National Games from Aug 17
To be held at various venues
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 14
The UT education department will conduct trials to select teams for the upcoming 57th National Games to be held at different venues from August 17 to 28 here.

Trials to select boys (U-17) football team will be held on August 17 at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 37, whereas trials to select boys U-14, U-17 and U-19 teams for archery and badminton will be held at the Lake Club and badminton hall, sports complex, Sector 42, on August 26.

Trials to select girls U-14, U-17 and U-19 archery and badminton teams will be held at the Lake Club and badminton hall, sports complex, Sector 42, on August 27.

Boys and girls (U-14, U-17 and U-19) teams for gymnastics will be selected at the sports complex, Sector 7, on August 26 and 27, respectively.

Trials for roller skating (boys U-19) will be held at the skating rink in Sector 10 on August 26, while trials to select the girls team will be held at the same venue on the same day. Trials for selecting the swimming team (boys U-14, U-17and U-19) will be held at the Sector 23 swimming pool on August 26, while trials to select the girls team will be held at the same venue on August 27.

Trials to select boys U-14, U-17 and U-19 table tennis team will be held at New Public School in Sector 18 on August 26, while trials to select the girls team will be held at DAV Public School, Sector 8, on August 27.

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Kho-kho meet from Aug 26
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 14
The Chandigarh Kho-Kho Association will organise the 31st Sub-junior, 33rd Junior and 40th Senior State Kho-Kho Championship for Boys and Girls (U-14, U-18 and open category) at MDAV School, Sector 22, from August 26 to 28 here.

Players born on or after January 1, 1998, are eligible for the matches to be held in the U-14 category, while those born on or after January 1, 1994, can take part in the U-18 category.

Interested candidates should submit their entries to the physical education teacher of MDAV School before August 25.

Mini Olympics from Oct 7

Chandigarhschools.com under the patronage of Chandigarh Olympics Association will organise Mini Olympics-2011 for tricity schools from October 7 to 10 here.

Sixteen events will be held in the U-19 category during the championship to be held in city.

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Carrom meet from Aug 25
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 14
St Stephenís School will organise the 14th St Stephenís Ranking Carrom Tournament from August 25 to 27 here.

Six events, including menís and womenís singles, boys and girls (junior) singles and boys and girls (sub-junior) singles will be held during the three-day tournament.

Entries should be submitted before August 20.

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