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2 quintals of khoya seized in Ambala
Tribune News Service

Ambala, October 17
The health department here seized two quintals of khoya in Ambala. A team headed by district health officer Dr Surinder Mohan conducted raids in three cold storages and recovered about two quintals of khoya packed in plastic drums.

Sources said the khoya that was to be procured by a sweetmeat shop was kept in Khosla Cold Storage situated on the Ambala-Hisar road near Sarangpur village was being transported from Uttar Pradesh. The health department has taken samples of the khoya and sweets from the shops in the town.

The owner of the cold storage said that drums were lying in the cold storage for the past two weeks. The DHO said the raids were conducted on getting information that milk products were stored in the cold storages of the town. He said that raids were also conducted at Maggo Cold Storage Ghas Mandi and Shanker Puri Cold Storage near Motor Market , Ambala City, but the team failed to recover anything. 



Civil supplies inspector caught taking bribe
Attar Singh
Tribune News Service

Ambala, October 17
Vigilance Bureau today caught the Inspector of Food and Civil Supply, Vikram Singh red handed while taking bribe of Rs 2000 from a depot holder of the Mithapur village near Ambala Cantt.

According to sources, Mithapur depot holder Geeta Sagar filed a complaint to the Vigilance Bureau, Panchkula, that Civil Supply Inspector Vikram Singh was demanding Rs 2,000 for verifying some papers related to the Fair Price shop.

Geeta Sagar, expressed his inability to give the bribe. However, Vikram Singh remained adamant on his demand and turned down his repeated requests. Later the matter was settled on Rs 2,000.

Meanwhile, the depot holder approached the Vigilance Bureau. A team of Vigilance Bureau headed by Raj Pal arrived which laid a trap and nabbed Inspector Vikram Singh while accepting bribe in his office situated near the bus stand at Saha. The vigilance officials also recovered the bribe money in the presence of three other members of the team.

The Vigilance Bureau informed the Saha police and took the inspector with them after a medical examination. A case under relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act was registered against him.



One killed in road accident

Dera Bassi, October17
One person was killed in road accident near Dera Bassi this morning. He was identified as Joginder Singh of Bhankarpur village.

The accident occurred when Joginder was going to a gurdwara. A tractor coming from the Mubarkpur side hit him. He died on the spot.

The body was handed over to relatives after post-mortem examination. A case under Section 279 and 304-A of the IPC was registered. — OC



1984 is past us: High Court
Petition for booths, houses dismissed
Saurabh Malik
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 17
In a significant judgement, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has ruled that “the problems of 1984 victims is past us”, dismissing a petition for the allocation of booths and houses to the affected at a concession.

The directions by the Division Bench of Acting Chief Justice MM Kumar and Justice Rajiv Narain Raina came on a petition filed by the Sikhs for Justice.

The petitioner had prayed for issuance of a direction to the Administration “to allot booths and houses, and other concessions, including issuance of identity cards, to the victims of 1984 Sikh riots, as had been done in favour of the Kashmiri migrants in the union territory in 1990 and thereafter”.

The Bench asserted, “A perusal of the averments made in the petition shows that a large number of Sikhs had fallen victims to communal frenzy by unscrupulous people”.

The Bench added that the situation “in Kashmir led to exodus of Pandits from Kashmir. According to averments, facilities are being provided to such migrants of Kashmir by the Administration”.

The Bench further added, “The petitioner had earlier filed a civil writ petition, which was withdrawn, with the liberty to approach the Administration. We are of the view that when the policy is framed by state governments keeping in view the rehabilitation of certain migrants, huge financial liability is involved”.

To a query of the court, the counsel was not able to give any satisfactory answer as to how the court could issue directions for framing of a policy, which had huge financial implications.

The court observed, “It is for the state government to frame policies. It appears that the problem in Kashmir is alive whereas it is apparent that the problem of 1984 victims is past us. We are not inclined to entertain the petition. The same is dismissed”.



Man acquitted in rape case

Panchkula, October 17
As prosecution failed to prove anything substantial, a local court today acquitted Raipur Rani resident in connection with a rape and kidnapping case.

The court acquitted Anurag, resident of Badona village in Raipur Rani. The police had claimed that the accused had kidnapped and raped a woman of Raipur Rani in March this year. The victim had informed the police that the accused had taken the victim to Ambala and then to Shimla and raped her for three days. — TNS



5 women acquitted in murder bid case
Rajinder Nagarkoti
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, October 17
In a major setback for the Panchkula police, a local court today acquitted five women in an attempt to murder case, wherein the accused had attempted to kill a sub-inspector of the Panchkula police in Pinjore.

The incident dates backs to October 16, 2010. As the prosecution failed to prove anything substantial against them, the court acquitted Amarjit Kaur, Paramjit Kaur, Amaro, Rupo and Pinder, all residents of Sangrur.

Meanwhile, the court only convicted Ishar Ram, the driver of the car, but only under Section 332 of the IPC for voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty. The court also dropped attempt to murder charges on Ishar Ram. The quantum of sentence would be pronounced on October 20.

On October 16 last year, the Kalka police received a secret information that the accused, who were chain snatchers, were passing through Pinjore in an Indica car. The Kalka police further pass the information to the Pinjore police.

Sub-inspector Kuldip Singh of the Pinjore police station along with his staff had set up a check post in Pinjore to apprehend the six chain snatchers. The accused were travelling in an Indica car (DL-3CU-1517) and were being chased by SHO, Kalka, Mukesh Kumar. The accused tried to kill Kuldip Singh by running the car over him.

Later, the police arrested the accused and also recovered the Indica car. During investigations, the police found that the number plate on the car was fake, which was used by the culprit to fool the investigators.



Two witnesses depose in court

Chandigarh, October 17
Two witnesses deposed in the special CBI court today in the J&K sex scandal case.
Abdul Rashid, a transport operator from Srinagar, and bank official PS Bali recorded their statements.

Rashid deposed that they had informed the police about the MMS clip. Bali informed the court that two victims had recorded their statements in front of him. These two victims have already turned hostile. — TNS



Five held for duping oustees

Mohali, october 17
In what could turn out to be multi-crore scam, the Mohali police has arrested five office-bearers of the Pind Vasao Committee for allegedly duping hundreds of oustees of Chandigarh on pretext of giving them plots in lieu of their land acquired in Chandigarh.

The committee head by HS Billing collected money from the oustees with a assurance that they would be allotted plots in Mohali. Those duped were also issued bogus share certificate of their non-existing plots. The complainant in the case, Charanjit Kaur and Arvind Thakur got an FIR registered against Billing and others under Sections 406, 420 and 120 b of the IPC. Those arrested are Sher Singh, Harminder, Raj Kumar, Vasddev and Jaill Iqbal. — TNS



Travel agents booked for fraud
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 17
Two travel agents, including a woman, were booked for cheating two persons to the tune of Rs 3.5 lakh on the pretext of sending them abroad and arranging travel tickets. The accused, Vijay Pal and Simranjit Kaur, were running their agency in Sector 34.

Vimal Mehta of Sector 37 reported to police that Vijay had taken Rs 2.94 lakh from him for arranging tickets for two countries. Later, Vijay refused to return his amount and failed to arrange the tickets.

Pawan Kumar of Bathinda district alleged that Simranjit Kaur had taken Rs 59,000 from him to send her daughter abroad. However, Simranjit failed to send Pawan’s daughter abroad and also refused to return the money. The police has failed to ascertain the residential address of Simranjit. Both the cases of forgery and cheating were registered at the Sector 34 police station.

Bag snatched

A pedestrian snatched a bag containing Rs 2,000, a cell phone and valuables from Anju Bala Bansal, a resident of Sector 38 last night. Anju was in her car at the light point at Sector 38 when the pedestrian snatched her bag. A case was registered at the Sector 39 police station.

Theft reported

Neelam Sharma of Sector 22 reported that thieves decamped with three wall fans, eight ceiling fans and some fan motors from her shop in Sector 20 last night. The police registered a case and started investigations.



Mir Iqbal Hussain Trophy
St Stephen’s lock horns with GMSSS-36 in final 
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 17
Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 36, will face St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, in the title clash of the ongoing Chandigarh Sub-Junior (Boys) Championship for Mir Iqbal Hussain Trophy, at Football Stadium, Sector 17, tomorrow.

In the semi-final matches held here today Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 36, defeated St Xavier’s School, Sector 44, by tan undefeatable margin of 13-0 while St Stephen’s school defeated St John’s School, Sector 26, by 2-0.

Stephen’s had to wait for 35 minutes to score their first goal. Chirag initiated the move as his shot travelled to Suresh after hitting a St John’s defender. Suresh capitalized on the rebound to give his team the lead.

St Stephen’s School confirmed the lead in the 55th minute. Speedy Rishab Vashisht floated a centre from the right flank to Chirag who trapped it and passed the ball to Anirudh who did not make any mistake to score from close and sealed the fate of St John’s in the tournament.

For Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 36, team Ramdinn (39th, 41st and 49th), Daniel (12th, 15th), Lalramzauva (13th, 41st), Samuel (23rd, 34th), Nishu (37th, 48th, 55th ) and Mohit (53rd) were the goal-getters while for Stephen’s team Anirudh and Suresh ensured the team’s win.



Karate: Top honours for Pooja in U-14 category
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 17
Pooja of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10, won top honors in the below 26 kg category of Girls (U-14) group during the ongoing inter-school karate championship, being held here today.

Kajal of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 39, secured second place in the event while Sonali of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 18, and Shivani of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 38, (West) bagged third place in the category. Results-

Girls (U-14) below 26 kg-Anjali (C.L. AGG.DAV-7), Kanwalpreet (AKSIPS-41), Shivangi (GMSSS-37) and Jyoti (GMSSS-39);below 35 KG- Devyani (GMSSS-37), shringarika (C.L. AGG.DAV-7), Ashmita Rana (MRA-27) and Ritika (GMSSS-18); below 32 KG-Harman (GMSSS-37), Nikita (GMSSS-18), Himnshi (G.H.S.-47) and Nandini (MRA-27);below 38 KG-Poonam (GMSSS-10), Nikita (GMSSS-18), Shivani (GMSSS-38) and Guneet (AANCHAL-47);below 41 KG-Roma Singh (AANCHAL-41), Anajana (GMSSS-18), Radhika (GMSSS-10) and Sherya (RYAN 49);Above 41 Kg-Harleen Kaur (MOUNT CARMEL47), Kusumjit (AKSIPS-41), Kamaljeet (GMSSS-10) and Sunisha (AANCHAL-47).



Mohali thrash Ropar
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 16
Mohali defeated Ropar in the ongoing Multi Tech Cricket Trophy for Boys (U-16) tournament, being held here yesterday.
Batting first, Mohali team scored a total of 169-run in the allotted slot. Pranjay Sarma contributed the most 69-run. For the bowling side Shubhankar took 3 for 27.

In reply, the Ropar team failed to achieve the target and bundled on the total of 125-run. Pranjay took 3 for 11 while for Ropar Amrinder Singh (21) was the main scorer for the team.

Brief scores:

Mohali:169 for 9 in 45 overs (Pranjay Sharma69, Amrinder Singh 21, Shubhankar 3 for 27, Resham 2 for 25) Ropar: 125 for 10 in 36 overs (Akashdeep 22, Jagdeep 20 , Pranjay 3 for 11)



Raghav defeats Arsh in tennis tournament
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 17
Raghav Talwar clinched the men’s title after defeating Arsh Bulland (6-3 and 6-0) during the final match of Manav Mangal total tennis tournament, being held at Manav Mangal School Pase X, Mohali, today.

Sonali Bansal edged past out Naemat Aulakh 4-2 and 4-2 to win the Girls (singles) category final match. Pair of Bobby and Ravneet defeated Rakesh and Sumit 6-2, 2-6 and 6-4 in the finals of Men (doubles) category.

In the finals Boys (U-10) category Manveer overcame Akshit Chabra 4-0,4-2 while in the Boys(U-12) category Sabrang Sandal defeated Karan Bhalla 6-1, 6-1. In the Girls (U-12) group Asmita defeated Komal 5-4 (7-5), 0-4, 4-1 to win title. 



GMHS-28 shines netball tourney
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 17
Governmnmet Model High School, Sector 28, defeated Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 20, (10-8) and Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, overcame Ryan International School, Sector 49, (11-7) during of Inter-School Netball Tournament for Girls (U-14) , here today.

In the Girls (U-17) group Government Model High School, Sector 28, defeated Mount Carmel School, Sector 47, by 17-14 while Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, defeated Ryan International School, Sector 49, by 18-12.

Girls(U-19)- Government Model Higher School, Sector 28, beat Sacred Heart School, by 16-11; KBDAV School, Sector 7, beat DAV Model School, Sector 15, by 9-6.



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