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DC claims timely lifting, payment; commission agents disagree
Our Correspondent

Fatehgarh Sahib, October 30
The process of paddy procurement is in full swing at all the 33 procurement centers in the district and till today 3.47 lakh Metric Tonnes (MT) of paddy has been procured by the various government agencies and private traders in the district, said Yashveer Mahajan, Deputy Commissioner, after visiting the various procurement centers along with the officials of the procurement agencies.

He said out of Rs 365.67 crore the total amount of the procured paddy, the payment up to October 25 purchase worth Rs 355.32 crore have been made to the farmers. He has directed the managers of the respective procurement agencies to ensure the lifting of procured paddy within 72 hours, so that the farmers may not have to face any problem while bringing paddy to mandis.

Meanwhile Rajesh Singla, state press secretary of arhtiya association refuted the claim and said though the procurement of paddy is going on smoothly but the lifting of procured paddy and payment is not as per the claims by the Deputy Commissioner. He said lifting is very slow and it has not yet started properly, resulting in heaps of procured paddy bags in the grain markets causing great inconvenience to the farmers and commission agents in Bassi Pathana grain market. He said similarly the payment of certain agencies is too late and the bills of the commission agent's up to October 20 are yet to be cleared, so the payment of at least nine days is pending. He urged the DC to ensure payments on time and lifting of procured paddy.

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Campaign to check illegal plying of vehicles
Attar Singh
Tribune News Service

Ambala, October 30
The Regional Transport Authority, Ambala, in association with the Haryana Roadways Workers Union launched a campaign against the illegal plying of vehicles from the district.

Sources said a campaign was launched on October 7 by the Haryana Roadways Workers Union against the practice. The Regional Transport Authority has impounded 15 vehicles so far. The union members led by Ambala RTA impounded a bus carrying fake documents. Several maxi cabs were also challaned near the flyover on the GT road, Ambala Cantt.

Officials in the roadways department said such vehicles were adding to the pollution level in the city.

To aggravate woes, encroachments on main roads hampered the movement of buses.

Some private buses plying on the Delhi-Patiala and Delhi-Katra route were seen picking passengers from Ambala Cantt.

A senior Haryana Roadways officer said the campaign had helped the department earn an additional revenue of Rs 17.39 lakh in the past nine days. ďAn increase in the revenue from Rs 19.81 to Rs 27.54 since October 7 on the Delhi-Chandigarh route has been witnessed,Ē he added.

He said he hoped that the traffic police would come out in their support. General manager of the Haryana Roadways, Ambala, said the campaign aimed at providing excellent bus service, minimising vehicular pollution and checking plying of illegal vehicles, he added.

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150 given degrees
Our Correspondent

Dera bassi, October 30
Over 150 students of Punjab College of Engineering and Technology, Lalru, were conferred degrees today. Dr Buta Singh, Dean, Academics of Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, was the chief guest, while chairman of Punjab Group of Colleges PK Dhawan presided over.

Dr VP Batra, director of college, read out the annual report and highlighted achievements of the college. College principal NK Datta and Dean Dr Vijay Kumar congratulated students. 

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City XI lift CSF Cup
Tribune News Service

Patiala, October 30
City XI, Patiala, defeated Cantt XI in super over in the final of the CSF Cup played at the Black Elephant cricket ground after both teams tied at same scores after the stipulated 25 overs.

Cantt XI won the toss and elected to bat first and scored 119 for eight in 25 overs. Abhisek 27 and Vishal 16 were the main scorers from Cantt XI, while Riteshwar four for 17 was the main wicket taker from City XI.

In reply, City XI also scored 119 for eight in allotted 25 overs. Jashan 26, Sachin 23 and Riitender 10 were the main contributors for City XI, while Daman three for 20 was the main wicket taker from Cantt XI.

The match was then decided in a super over in which the city team scored seven runs, but Cantt team managed to score six runs and lost the final by one run.

The awarded include best wicketkeeper Abhisek Singh, best bowler Damanjeet, both from Cantt XI, while best batsman Jagjit and boy of the tournament was Riteshwar from City XI.

Brief score:

Cantt XI: 119 for 8 in 25 overs (Abhisek 27, Vishal 16, Jagjit 12; Riteshwar 4 for 17, Gurparkash 2 for 14, Khush 1 for 18).

City XI: 119 for 8 in 25 overs (Jashan 26, Sachin 23, Ritender 10; Daman 3 for 20, Jagjit 1 for 16, Avichal 1 for 18).

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One-day remand for accused
Assaulted five, including women
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, October 30
A local court has sent two brothers Rajesh and Ashok, accused of hitting women and other residents of Sector 10, to a one-day remand.
The custody of the two was required for inquiring about the other accused in the case, said the police.

The two were arrested for assaulting five persons, including four women, who were performing a kirtan in a temple at Sector 10 last evening.

The accused, who reside nearby, recently enter into a scuffle with residents over holding of religious activities in the area. The police had to intervene to sort out the matter. 

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Rape victimís statement not being recorded
Husband alleges police harassment
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, October 30
While the statement of a rape victim could not be recorded before the magistrate here today, her husband has alleged that the police was harassing them and using dilatory tactics in investigation. In an application submitted in the court requesting that her statement be recorded under Section 164, CrPC, the victim alleged that the police was not investigating the case properly.

She was called to the police station yesterday morning to record her statement under Section 164 of the CrPC, but she and her husband were made to sit till 5 pm and the police was reluctant to take her to the court for the purpose, she alleged. Instead, she was pressured in the police station to effect a compromise with the accused, said the victim in her application.

The investigating officer, along with one of the relatives of the accused, also misbehaved with them, she alleged.

It was on October 27 that the 27-year-old victim was allegedly drugged and raped on the pretext of providing her a chance to work in Bollywood.

The victim, a resident of Phase 3BI, claimed that Atul Kumar, a resident of Sector 11, who knew her for the last four months, told her that he had contacts with film producers and promised her a role in a movie. Atul called her on October 27 and invited her to a mall in Chandigarh where his director-friend was supposedly also 
visiting.

But when she reached the mall, Atul told her that the director had gone to Morni, where his film was being shot, the victim said in her complaint. Thereafter, he took her towards Morni in his car. He offered her a cold drink laced with a drug and she fell unconscious. She told the police that taking advantage of the situation, he parked the car in a secluded area and raped her. 

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Man held for snatching bag
Tribune News Service

Mohali, October 30
The police claims to have solved a case of dacoity with the arrest of Avtar Singh, a resident of Tarn Taran. Mohali SSP GPS Bhullar said two employees of Ravinder Gas Agency, Sohana, were on duty when around 8.30 pm, a 30-year-old youth snatched a bag containing cash from the employees, Mahesh Kumar and Naval Kishore. On receiving a tip-off, the police nabbed the accused.

A .32 bore pistol and four live cartridges were recovered from him.

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Staff at shop of MC councillor manhandled over parking
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, October 30
The employees at a shop owned by a nominated councillor of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation (MC) were allegedly manhandled by the staff of a nursing home in Sector 10 over the issue of parking here today.

According to MPS Chawla, the shopowner, he received a call from his employees that they were being beaten up by some employees working in a clinic on the first floor. ďLater, the doctor of the nursing home also called on my phone and threatened me of dire consequences,Ē claimed Chawla. ďI lodged a complaint with the police, but nobody bothered to reach the spot,Ē he stated.

The police post in charge, Surjit Singh, said he had received a complaint in this regard and the matter was being looked into. 

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Suraj, Sherya register wins
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 30
Suraj Desai defeated Sachin Kumar and Sherya P defeated Rigni Savia in the men and womenís categories, respectively, during the ongoing Sanjog Kapur Memorial CLTA-AITA Menís and Womenís-50K Chandigarh Open Tennis Tournament being held at CLTA Courts here today.

In the first round matches of the main draw of menís category, Suraj Desai overcame Sachin Kumar 8-3 and Ranjeet Singh defeated Bharat Ram 8-2, while in the womenís category, Sherya P defeated Rigni Savia 8-2 and Ashima Garg defeated Arushi Sharma 8-6.

Results (final qualifying rounds):

Menís (singles): Himanshu Mali bt Rohan Bhatia 8-7 (6); Gagan Sharma bt Gagandeep Wasu 8-4; Rakshit Rishi bt Sunil Kumar 8-7 (6); Rishi Gupta bt Srikant Verma 8-5; Sonam P bt Sunny Dahiya 8-4; Pranav Suri bt Archit Jain 8-5.

Womenís (singles): Jasmine Singh bt Gayatri Kumariah 8-4; Bhawika Wadhawan walk over against Shehnaz Singh; Nikita Bishnoi bt Silky Sachdeva 8-0; Harkirat Kaur bt Nika Sharma 8-5; Riya Bhatia bt Hasan Abdal Dhanoa 8-4; Sanya Madan bt Shrada Dali 8-2.

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Table tennis tourney from November 5

Chandigarh, October 30
The Chandigarh Table Tennis Association will organise the Chandigarh State Table Tennis Championship for cadets (U-12) and sub-junior (U-14) from November 5 to 8 at the table tennis hall, Sector 23, here. The interested players can confirm their entries on November 4 with coach Harmanpreet Singh or technical officials Sheetal Negi and Richa Pandey.

During the tourney, the officials will select players for representing city in the upcoming Sub-Junior Nationals Table Tennis Championship to be held at Kochin (Kerala) from December 8 to 13. ó TNS

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Jeevanjot, Preetkamal ensure Punjab stand tall against TN
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 30
After loosing just one wicket on the second day of the ongoing Col CK Naydu Trophy, batsmen of Punjab team ensured the teamís strong stand against Tamil Nadu at Dhruv Pandove Cricket Stadium, Patiala, today.

While chasing the target of 284 in 106.5 overs, Punjab batsmen showed their potential and scored 176 runs for the loss of one wicket in 68 overs.

The hosts are 108 runs behind with nine wickets in hand. Earlier resuming from their overnight score of 238 for eight in 91 overs, the visitors were bowled out for 284 runs with Aswin Christ contributing 20 off 120, including two boundaries during the todayís innings.

For Punjab team, Siddharth Kaul took three for 56, while AS Sohi and GH Singh took two wickets each.

On the other hand, Punjab teamís skipper Kunwar Raina and opener Jeevanjot Singh scored a total of 52 runs for the first wicket before the skipper was bowled out for 25 runs.

Wicketkeeper Preetkamal joined Jeevanjot and the duo scored a partnership of 124 runs till the end of dayís play.

Jeevanjot (87) and Preet Kamal (57) remained unbeaten during the teamís innings. The duo will open the teamís innings tomorrow.

For Tamil Nadu, medium pacer Ashwin Crist took the lone wicket for Tamil Nadu. Todayís play was called off 15 minutes before scheduled time because of bad light.

Brief scores:

Tamil Nadu I innings: 284 all out in 106.5 overs (Surya Parkash 44, Vijay Shanker 28, Aparjith B 59, Pratiban AC 60, Aswin Crist 20; Siddharth Kaul 3 for 56, AS Sohi 2 for 52, GH Singh 2 for 57).

Punjab I innings: 176 for 1 in 68 overs (Kunwar Raina 25, Jiwanjot Singh 87 not out, Preet Kamal 57 not out; Aswin Crist 1 for 36).

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SGGS lads drub SPN College
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 30
Local outfits SGGS College defeated SPN College, Mukerain, in the league match of the ongoing Panjab University Inter-College Kabaddi National Style A-Division (Men) Tournament being played at PU grounds here today.

SGGS College overcame the opponents by 32-5. In the second match of the day, RSD College, Ferozpur, thrashed Government College, Muktsar, by 59-22.

Results:

Government College, Muktsar, bt SPN-Mukerain 36-21; SGGS bt RSD-Ferpozpur 42-32. B-division (knock-out): BKS-Mohaar bt GGSD-Haryana 56-26; Khalsa College, Gardhiwala, bt Malwa College 55-14; BKS Mohaar bt PUCC Nihal Singhwala 60-57.

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Sumitís ton helps Haryana take lead
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 30
A fine ton by Sumit Budhwar and 161-run partnership for the first wicket enabled Haryana team to take 32-run lead against Chattisgarh on the second day of Col CK Nayudu Trophy (U-22) being held at the JR Institute of Cricket Technology, Barwala, Panchkula, today.

Sumit, who was equally supported by Sandeep Bhatacharjee (64) helped the hosts to achieve 384 runs for eight wickets while chasing the total of 352 by Chattisgarh.

Earlier, Sumit contributed 142 off 167, including two sixes and 15 bounderies, whereas Sandeep scored half-century.

Another batsman Sumit Nandal contributed 69 runs, while skipper Kuldeep Hooda added 40 runs.

For Chattisgarh, Abuday Kant and V Nitish Rao took two wickets each.

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Rohit punches out Anmol
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 30
Local boxer Rohit Nagar of GGDSD College got the better of Anmol Kumar of Government College, Muktsar, in the 51-kg category of the ongoing Inter-College Boxing Championship being held at the PU gymnasium hall here today.

In another match of the same category, Manjeet Singh of MRS, Malout, defeated Gurpreet Singh of GPC, Alour. In the 48-kg category, Sumit Hooda of SGGS, Chandigarh, beat Varinder Singh of GPC, Alour, while Sandeep Kumar of MMD DAV, Gidderbaha, overcame Ajay Kumar of local DAV College.

Results:

54 kg: Manpreet Singh, Govt College, Muktsar, bt Gurmeet Singh; Naveen, GGD SD bt Suchit Kumar, GPC-Alour.

57 kg: Surender, GGD SD, bt Mohan Singh, PU Campus; Khushdeepak Kumar, GTB Dakha, bt Vijay Singh, SGGS.

60 kg: Kulbir Singh, DAV, bt Sant Ram, Malwa Samrala; Ashish Singh, GGD SD, bt Vaibhav Sharma, GPC Alour.

64 kg: Parveen, SGGS bt Manpreet Singh, Malwa Samrala; Virender Rana, DAV bt Intzaar Singh, Govt Muktsar.

69 kg: Saajan Malkat, SGGS bt Gaganpreet Sharma, GGD SD; Shamshad Ali, Govt Muktsar bt Vishnu Bahadur Gurung, DAV.

75 kg: Sandeep Kumar, DAV Abohar, bt Gurjot Singh, DAV; Arun Sharma, GPC Alour bt Jaideep, GGD SD.

81 kg: Vishwajeet, PU Campus bt Gourav Verma, GKSM Govt Tanda; Vikas Kumar, GGD SD bt Maninder Singh, LLR Govt Dhudike.

91 kg: Nipun Uppal, GPC Alour bt Dharamvir Yadav, PU Campus; Naveen, GGD SD bt Rajat, DAV Abohar.

+91 kg: Vijay, GGD SD bt Almik Singh, DAV; Channpreet Singh, Malwa Samrala bt Rajmandeep Singh, LLR Govt Dhudik.

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Ankit guides Custom XI to win
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 30
The team of Custom XI recorded a six-wicket win over Haier XI in the first match of the five-match series of Haier Cup being played at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, here today.

Batting first, Haier XI team made a total of 220 runs in 25 overs. Rocky Ratta guided the team to achieve the target with his 90-run knock.

In reply, the Custom team achieved the target in the last over. Ankit Rawat (92) guided the team to victory.

Brief scores:

Haier XI: 220 for 1 in 25 overs (Rocky Ratta 90, Puneet Bali 74, Harminder Singh 31).

Custom XI: 224 for 4 in 24.4 overs (Ankit Rawat 92, Gurminder Singh 50, Bhupinder Singh 37, Madan Lal 16).

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Paramveer overcomes Shubham
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 30
Paramveer Singh Bajwa defeated Shubham Gulia and Raghav Talwar overcame Amanjeet Singh during their respective matches of the ongoing Manav Mangal AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament for Boys (U-16) being played on the school premises here today.

In the first match, Paramveer defeated Shubham in straight sets 8-0, while Amanjeet went down against Raghav 8-0 in the second match of the day.

Earlier, Yogesh Dogra, Anirurdh Kaushal, Rahul Khanna and Saurabh Prashar were given wild card entry in the tourney.

Results:

Ayush Grover bt Ankrish Khanna (8-5); Abhijeet Singh bt Arvinder Singh (8-2); Josh Bhasin bt Abhishek Mehta (8-2); Karan Thind bt Abhishek Sardana (8-6); Prateek Bhandari bt Rishabh Khanna (8-4); Harjasleen Singh bt Deepak Gupta (8-5).

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Saupinís get better of Millennium School

Chandigarh, October 30
Saupinís School defeated Millennium School in the first match of the 2nd St Stephen Junior Cricket (U-12) Championship being held here today.

Batting first, Saupinís scored a total of 149 runs in the allotted 20 overs. Prithvi Lohtiya (50) and Satyam (27) contributed the most runs in the teamís total, while for bowling side, Yuvraj took two for 24. In reply, Millennium School were bundled out on the total of 113 runs. For winners, Prithvi Lohtiya and Satyam took two wickets each. In the second match, DP Azad Cricket Academy defeated St Johnís by seven runs. Batting first, the winning side scored a total 107 runs. Harry contributed most 25 runs, while Pareetosh took two for 21. St Johnís School bundled out for 100 runs. Angad (28) and Sahil (21) were the noticeable batsmen for the team.

In the third match, CL Champs defeated Shivalik School, Mohali, by 23 runs.

Brief scores (Match I):

Saupinís: 149 for 5 in 20 overs (Prithvi Lohtiya 50, Satyam 27; Yuvraj 2 for 24).

Millennium: 113 all out in 20 overs (Aashpreet 25, Kuvar 22; Prithvi Lohtiya 2 for 31, Satyam 2 for 30). ó TNS

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