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Use of combines banned

Fatehgarh Sahib: Keeping in view the ensuing paddy season, District Magistrate Yashveer Mahajan has banned the harvesting of paddy crop with combines from 6pm to 10 am with immediate effect. In an order issued the DM stated that due to dew factor at night the harvested paddy crop got more moisture contents than prescribed for procurement in the night, resulting in the harassment of farmers in grain markets. ó OC



Driver killed as truck overturns

Banur, September 25
A truck driver was killed near Banur in a road accident on the Chandigarh- Rajpura road today.

The deceased was identified as Sukha, resident of Bassi Isekha village. As per the information the accident occurred when a truck suddenly overturned as the driver applied breaks to save another vehicle on the main road near Banur. The truck driver was crushed under the overturned truck. He died on the spot and his body was sent for postmortem. The police has registered a case. ó OC



Scooterist dies

Ambala, September 25
In a road mishap, a scooter mechanic Raghubir Singh, a resident of Shahzadpur Majra, while returning home on a two-wheeler from his workshop was hit by a truck from the rear at Shahzadpur. He died on the spot. According to sources, the tuck driver managed to escape from the spot. ó TNS



Gang of vehicle thieves busted
21 motorcycles recovered, 6 held; used to sell vehicles in neighbouring states
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 25
The UT Police today busted an inter-state gang adept in stealing two-wheelers with two of the total six accused working at a Mohali based-call centre.

The police recovered 21 motorcycles from their possession, all of which were stolen from the city. Members of the gang used to steal two-wheelers from Chandigarh and dispose them of in Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.

The accused have been identified as Pankaj, Iqbal, Gurpreet, Mukesh Pandey, Sagar and Anupam Mukherjee. Out of these, Pankaj, a resident of Khuda Lahora, and Iqbal, a resident of Mohali, were employees of call centre at Mohali. They got into the crime so as to impress their female colleagues and take them to parties and discotheques. The accused are in their mid-twenties.

A total of 21 two-wheelers of different makes such as Karizma, Pulsar, Hero Honda, worth Rs 15 lakh were recovered from the accused. The police claims to have solved 11 cases of vehicle theft with the arrest of the accused.

ASP (Central) Desraj Singh said both Pankaj and Iqbal were educated till class XII. They contacted a mechanic, Gurpreet Singh, to learn the technique of breaking open locks of two-wheelers. The duo used an L-shaped key given by the mechanic to break open the locks swiftly and steal motorbikes. The two were assisted by two mediators Sagar, a labourer and resident of Amritsar, and Anupam Mukherjee, a resident of Kangra in Himachal Pradesh.

While Pankaj and Sagar are natives of the same village in Amritsar, Anupam Mukherjee is a brother-in-law of Pankaj. Sagar and Anupam used to sell the stolen vehicles by convincing buyers into purchasing the stolen vehicles by stating that the vehicles were the ones whose instalments were unpaid and the same have been recovered by the companies. Sagar and Anupam used to pose as representatives of the finance companies.

SHO, Sector 11 police station, inspector Gurmukh Singh, said Pankaj, Iqbal and Gurpreet used to steal two-wheelers along with Mukesh, a local florist and a resident of Khuda Lahora, Chandigarh.



Student held for snatching
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 25
The police today arrested a DAV BSc first year student in a case of snatching in Sector 22 that was reported last week. Rahul, a BSc first-year student of the college was arrested for snatching the purse of Punam, who had come to the market on September 23. While one of the accused was arrested on the spot, the second accused was arrested today. Sub-inspector Rajiv Kumar of the Sector 22 police post said the accused was a chain smoker and a resident of Sangrur. He took to the crime to live a lavish lifestyle.


The police has registered a case of cheating against a resident of Assam and arrested the accused. Dinesh Kumar Sood, a resident of Morinda, Punjab, alleged that Mriganka Patowari, a resident of Eulubari, BK Kakti Road, Guhawati, Assam, had given an advertisement in a newspaper about admissions for BTech Delhi Technical University. After going through the advertisement, the complainant contacted him on his mobile phone for the admission of his daughter in Delhi Technical University. The complainant gave Rs 7 lakh to him on assurance of admission. However, the accused neither admitted her daughter in the university nor returned his money.



Football meet
Local lads humble mumbaikars
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 25
Local lads of the Chandigarh Football Academy (CFA) drubbed Steadfast Football Academy of Mumbai 9-0 during a match of the ongoing ninth Administratorís Challenge Cup Football for Boys (U-17) Tournament being held here.

For the CFA, Samuel scored five goals in fifth, ninth, 70th, 79th 81st and 89th minutes of the game, while Mohit scored two goals in the 17th and 53rd minutes. Zothan Mawai (68th) and Mohit (74th) sealed the teamís victory.

In another match of the day, Sahayatri Football Academy of Howrah entered the semifinals after defeating the Haryana Football Association 8-2. Haryana lads scored the first goal in the fifth minute through Harjeet, but Chottu Mondal levelled the score in the next minute. Jyrath scored the second goal for Howrah in 18th minute.

Thereafter, Narhari Shrestha netted four goals in 20th, 27th, 43rd, and 51st minute, while for Haryana, Ashish Jakhar reduced the margin in the 26th minute of the game.

Sushanta Sarkar scored the final goal in 82nd minute.

In the third match, Rurka Kalan Football Academy defeated PIFA Colaba, Mumbai, 9-0. Lakhwinder scored three goals in 23rd, 28th and 70th minutes, Rahul also contributed three goals in 46th, 50th and 55th minutes, Jagjeeth netted one goal in 60th minute and Laajan scored in the 54th minute of the game.

In a match of Group C, defending champions Mohun Bagan overcame Mahilpur Football Academy 2-1. Mrival Adhikari scored both the goals for Mohun Bagan in 45th and 90th minutes of the play, whereas Lakhvir scored the only goal for Mahilpur in the 76th minute. In another match, Sarv Shiksha Abhiyaan, Mizoram, edged past Sambalpur Football Academy by a solitary goal in the 57th minute.



Cyclotron witnesses huge turnout
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 25
The second edition of Chandigarh Cyclotron witnessed huge participation on Sunday. Events like 60km national elite race, 20km corporate ride, 10km green ride, 20km amateur ride and 5km kids ride were held.

Cyclist from Delhi Arvind Panwar stood first in the track loop 60km event and was given a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh, while T Rajesh secured the second place to get a cash prize of Rs 75,000. Harpreet Singh from Centre of Excellence, Patiala, finished third and was awarded a cash prize of Rs 40,000.

Earlier, the race was flagged off by actor Jimmy Shergil, Ranhdhir Hooda and actress Mahi Gill, along with senior officials of the UT administration.



Pankaj downs Akshay
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 25
Pankaj Advani got the better of Akshay Kumar in the ongoing six-red- national snooker tournament being held at the Chandigarh Club.

Pankaj defeated Akshay in a close fight 4-2. In another match, Rupesh Shah, a former world billiard champion defeated Vipin Sethi of Delhi 4-0.

In another nail-biting finish match, Faisal Khan lost to A Arvind 3-4. Faisal potted a long red and came up with the break of 36 to win the first frame 43-1, in the second frame, Arvind came with an unfinished 32 and won 40-20.

In the third set, Arvind potted last blue, pink and black to win 37-20, while in the fourth frame, Faisal had better control over the balls. Manmeet Bhatia defeated Vipin Premi 4-3, while Lucky Vatnani defeated Khaizar Raoof 4-1.

Results: Kamal Chawla defeated IV Rajiv 4-3, IH Manudev defeated Aamir Khan 4-2; Faisal Khan defeated Sandeep Gulati 4-3; Ankur Nanda defeated Pulkut 4-3; Sunny Solanki defeated Ashar Abrar 4-3; Akshay Kumar defeated Vijay Nishchal 4-2; Brijesh Dhamani defeated SA Saleem 4-1; Sandeep Gulati defeated Ashish Nadda 4-0; Rafat Habib defeated Dilip Kumar 4-2; Manish Jain defeated Shivam Arora 4-2; Pushpinder Singh defeated Aamir Khan 4-1; Rajiv defeated Harpreet Singh 4-1; Manan defeated Ishuk 4-0; Amit Saini defeated Vishal 4-2; Vinayak upset Brijesh Dhamani 4-1, Shankar Rao defeated Hitesh 4-1, Vinayak Agarwal defeated Vaibhav 4-1, IH Manudev defeated Jasim 4-1, Shabaz defeated Varun Madan 4-1, Rajiv Tilara defeated Imran 4-2 and Neeraj defeated Aman 4-2.



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