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Woman killed in accident

Ambala:A woman was killed when the two-wheeler she was riding was hit by a speeding truck on the Ambala-Hisar road, near Ambala City, this morning. The victim was identified as Kamaldeep Kaur, a resident of Sector 8, Ambala City.

According to sources, Kamaldeep was going on an Activa scooter along with a relative when a truck hit their two-wheeler. She fell on the road and was run over by the truck. Her relative escaped unhurt.The driver fled the scene, leaving the truck behind.The police has registered a case against the driver and impounded the truck.—OC



Song shoot spells traffic chaos
Tribune News Service

Patiala, September 5
Students returning from schools in the afternoon were caught in an hour-long traffic jam following the shooting of a video for a song at the busy Fountain Chowk, here today.

While the traffic police tried to clear the traffic, their efforts were of little help as a huge crowd of onlookers had assembled at the scene, besides motorists, leading to a traffic jam.

According to Sheetal, a student, their auto-rickshaw remained stuck in the traffic jam for over an hour. “We are hungry and thirsty but the vehicles ahead of us are just not moving,” he said.

Some motorists were seen arguing with traffic constables and the shooting crew, who had parked their vehicle in the middle of the Mall Road to shoot the song sequence.

“We have the permission to shoot the video and will wrap up the sequence shortly,” said one of the crew members.

Meanwhile, police officials said they made arrangements as soon as they learnt about the shooting and the traffic congestion at the Fountain Chowk.

“We cleared the congestion within minutes. However, the shooting time coincided with the school and office break, leading to the jam,” said a traffic constable clearing traffic.



Breaches resurface in Bhakra canal
Our Correspondent

Bassi Pathana, September 5
The embankment of the main Bhakra canal near bridge No. 115769 on the Bassi Pathana-Khamano road has developed breaches for the fourth time in just two months.
Villagers said the flow of the water in the canal had been stopped for 22 days to repair the embankment but breaches appeared within one month of the repairs.

The repair work was initiated on June 8 but breaches resurfaced at same spots on June 26.

After the matter was highlighted in these columns, repair work was initiated again.

The breaches resurfaced today, causing panic among villagers, who apprehended threat to their lives and properties.

They alleged that poor material had been used in the repair work.

They demanded action against the erring officials.

None of the officials was available for comments.



School demands Rs 10,000 from each student
Our Correspondent

Kalka, September 5
The management of Sophia Convent School, Kalka, has demanded Rs 10,000 from each student for constructing a new building on the school premises. Expressing resentment, parents said the school was adding to their burden.

They said the school authorities had also hiked the monthly fee from Rs 1,050 to Rs 1,550, which was in violation of norms set by the CBSE. They urged the higher authorities to intervene in the matter. Officials of the school administration could not be contacted, despite repeated attempts. 



Victim’s parents, three cops depose in court
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, September 5
Victim’s parents and three policemen recorded their statements against the fourth accused in the Kalka gangrape case here today.
Apart from the victim’s parents, two Kalka constables and one Himachal Pradesh ASI recorded their statements.

At the last hearing, the victim’s parents had appeared before the court and requested not to summon their daughter as she was now married and her husband and in-laws were not aware of her traumatic past.

The victim’s parents had told the court that though they wanted the accused to be punished, at the same time they did not want her married life disrupted.

The police had recently arrested the fourth accused, Sushil Kumar, alias Diwan, and his trial was on separately.

The court has already awarded 10-year imprisonment to the three others —Vikram Chaudhary, Madan Yadav and Sumit — all residents of Uttar Pradesh.

On the night of January 9, 2010, the accused had allegedly abducted the victim a few metres from the Kalka police post and gangraped her in a car.

The police had spotted the car near the Parwanoo barrier.

Accompanied by a team of the Himachal Police, the Panchkula police had arrested the accused when their car met with an accident near Dharampur.



Gang of robbers busted; 6 held
Tribune Reporters

Mohali(Kharar), September 5
With the arrest of six persons, the Mohali police today claimed to have busted a gang of robbers and snatchers which was planning to commit a robbery in Kharar on September 4.
The police recovered 9 mm pistols and countrymade pistols with four live cartridges and two stolen motorcycles from their possession.

The accused have been identified as Bahadur Manoj Kumar, a resident of Nepal, Gobind, a resident of Saharanpur; Deepak Joshi, a resident of Mohali; Amarjit Singh, a resident of Khanna; Ravinder alias Ravi, a resident of UP and Rajinder Singh, a resident of Muradabd, UP. Police sources revealed that the accused were planning to commit a robbery and snatchings in the area.

Giving information, SSP Mohali Gurpreet Singh Bhullar stated that to nab the accused, a special team, headed by DSP Kharar Sukhdev Singh Virk, along with SHO Kharar Vijay Kumar and SHO City Kharar Dharam Pal, was formed.

He said a police team, which was patrolling near the Jhandpur road near Kharar got a tip-off that the accused were present at Sunny Enclave and planning to commit robbery. Bhullar said the police team conducted a raid and arrested the accused with the weapons.

The accused were produced in court, which remanded them in police custody till September 8.

“We are investigating the matter and more information would likely to come to light after the inquiry,” he added.

Laptop stolen

Thieves broke windowpanes of a car in the Phase VII market and decamped with a laptop and jewellery worth Rs 50,000 here this afternoon. The police is probing the matter. 

Theft at house

Mohali, September 5
Baljeet Singh, a resident of Sector 69, complained to the police that he and his family members were away when thieves took away Rs 1.5 lakh in cash from his house. — TNS

Two chains snatched
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 5
Unidentified motorcycle-borne youths snatched a chain from a Sector-37 resident, Kanchan Bhatia, while she was cleaning the verandah of her house here today.

Bhatia alleged that the youths approached her on the pretext of enquiring about a paying guest accommodation in the area and snatched her chain.

Also, Sita Devi, a resident of Sector 20-A, reported that an unknown motorcyclist snatched her gold chain near house No. 323 in the same sector.



GNPS, CCA XI register victories
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 5
Guru Nanak Public School (GNPS) and CCA XI, Sector-16 stadium, register win in their respective matches during the ongoing BTS Cup Cricket Tournament for Boys (U-14) here today.
In the first match of the day, GNPS defeated CL Champs, Panchkula, by 35 runs.

After electing to bat first, GNPS made a total of 95 runs in the allotted slot. Tavi (32) and Shivam (16) was the main scorer for the team. Ansh Sehgal was the pick of the bowlers for his four for 26.

In reply, CL Champs bundled out for 60 in 19 overs. Riddeman was the most successful bowler for GNPS for his four for five, while for CL Champs, Gurdeep made the highest 21 runs.

In the second match of the day, CCA XI team defeated Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS-19), Sector 19, by 37 runs.

CCA XI team after elected to bat first made a total of 158 for six in the allotted slot of 20 overs. Nipun made a quick fire 53 off 35, while Anmol remained the other noticeable batsman for his 58 off 45. For GMSSS-19, Akash took three for 37.

In reply, GMSSS-19 failed to achieve the target and managed to score 121 for five in the allotted slot. Sandeep (34) was the main run scorer for the team, while Nipun took two for 21 for the bowling side.

Brief scores (Match I):

GNPS: 95 for 10 in 20 overs (Tavi 32, Shivam Sharma 16; Ansh Sehgal 4 for 26, Saksham 2 for 13).

CL Champs: 60 all out in 19.3 overs (Gurdeep 21; Rriddeman 4 for 5).

Match II:

CCA-XI: 158 for 6 in 20 overs (Anmol 58, Nipun 53; Akash 3 for 37).

GMSSS 19: 121 for 5 in 20 overs (Sandeep 34, Sagar 29; Nipun 2 for 21).



Tennis coach to attend conference in US
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 5
City-based tennis coach Robin Kumar, director, Coaching Chandigarh Club Tennis Academy, Ideal Tennis Academy, will attend a world conference on tennis at Florida (USA) from September 19 to 24.

The tennis coach has produced a number of players, who have won various tournaments.

It is the premier educational event for sports like tennis, which is being organised by the world’s largest and oldest association of tennis-teaching professionals, the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA).

“It is the second time that I would be attending the USPTA world conference. This conference is a great way to network, get some new information about how to teach on the courts,” said Robin Kumar.



Wrestling meet on September 24
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 5
The Chandigarh State Wrestling Championship for Men and Women will be held on September 24 and 25 at the Wrestling Coaching Centre, Sector 30, here.
According to Darshan Lal, general secretary of Chandigarh Wrestling Association, winners and runners-up of each category will attend a coaching camp from September 26 to October 12 at the Sports Complex wrestling coaching centre, Sector 42.

During the camp, organisers will select wrestlers to compete in the upcoming Senior National Wrestling Championship to be held at Ayodhya from October 13 to 16.



Handball trials on September 8
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 5
The Chandigarh Handball Association will conduct trials to select the team for the upcoming 28th Sub-Junior National Handball Championship for Girls to be held at Chennai, Tamil Nadu, from September 25 to 30 at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, on September 8.

Players born on or after January 2, 1996, can participate in the trials.



Basketball training camp
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 5
The Chandigarh Basketball Association (CBA) has selected 15 probables in both boys and girls’ categories to undergo a training camp at New Public School, Sector 18, to start from tomorrow.

During the camp, officials will select players to represent Chandigarh in the upcoming 38th Sub- Junior National Basketball Championship to be held at Lucknow from September 16 to 23. Selected players are as follows:

Boys: Garv, Ekteshwar (St Kabir-26), Sargunjeet (St Anne-32), Rahul Rawat (GHKMS-38), Robin (St Joseph-44), Abhishek, Yuvraj, Harji, Shahbaz, Amit (NPS-18), Kunal, Stanzin, Gursimran, Jaspreet (St Xavier’s-44), Rajat (MRASSS-27).

Girls: Amrit Kaur, Sukhman, Amanjot, Manpreet (GNPS 36), Pinky, Ruchika, Sunita, Ridhilata, (GGSSS 20), Prabhleen (Carmel Convent 9), Muskan (St Joseph-44), Prachi (St Kabir-26), Dilchirag (Sacred Heart-26), Divya (St Xavier’s-44), Jaskirat (Vivek High-38), Ruhani (St Anne’s-32).



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