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Fondly remembering Chacha Nehru

Ambala, November 14
Children day was organised in various schools of Ambala today to remember India’s first Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru. Cultural functions and various competitions were held in the school.

Delhi Public School, Ambala, organised Children Day. Brig. Satish Chandra was the chief guest on the occasion. The students presented patriotic songs while school principal Bushra Ahuja told the students about Nehru’s life and achievements and asked them to follow his teachings. A function was also organised in PKR Jain Vatika on the occasion. A fashion show was also organised. Principal Uma Sharma while addressing the students said that Nehru was the real builder of the country.

Police DAV Public School fondly remembered Chacha Nehru. The students presented a patriotic show to pay homage to the martyrs who laid their lives for the independence of the country. Principal Dr. Vikas Kohli also addressed the students. Chaman Vatika celebrated Children’s Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru today. The chairman of the school Rajender Nath and principal Michael D’Souza addressed the students and briefed them on the role played by Nehru in the freedom struggle. A function was also organised in Saint Joseph School. — OC



Teachers perform for students at Kangaroo Kids
Tribune News Service

Patiala, November 14
Kangaroo Kids pre-school students celebrated Children’s Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru.

The classrooms were beautifully decorated with buntings, balloons and flowers, to make children feel special. The celebrations started with lighting of the ceremonial lamp. Teachers performed songs, puppet show, magic show and dances for their students. The tiny tots presented a fascinating ramp show choreographed by their teachers. The schoolchildren were dressed as spiders, fairies, lord krishna, Tarzan, katputli. School Principal Abhilasha Jagirdar also congratulated the students on the occasion.



Zeal, enthusiasm unlimited at Dera Bassi school
Our Correspondent

Dera Bassi, November 14
An impressive function was organised at col. VR Mohan DAV Public School, Dera Bassi, to mark Children’s Day.

Students of different classes participated with great zeal and enthusiasm in different events.

The function was presided over by school principal Sarita Yadav. Along with cultural items different type of races like frog race, face painting and rangoli were organised.

The principal awarded mementos and certificates to the winners.

In her speech, she told them about the importance of Children’s Day.



Panel formed

DERA BASSI: The Dera Bassi municipal council has constituted a committee to look after development works in the town. Vipan Thamman of the BJP was unanimously appointed chairman of the committee, while councillors Hari Om Dhiman and Tara Chand, were elected members.

Activists of the SAD and BJP welcomed the council’s move. — OC



Consumer courts
New India Assurance told to refund Rs 48,986
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 14
The District Consumer Forum Disputes Redressal-II has directed New India Assurance Company to refund Rs 48,986 to a Sector-18 resident as repair charges of a vehicle registered in her deceased husband’s name.

The forum, comprising president Lakshman Sharma, and members Madhu Mutneja and Jaswinder Singh Sidhu, observed that the argument advanced by the counsel for the opposite party to the effect that the complainant had no insurable interest on the date of the accident had no force as the policy had been transferred in favour of Paramjeet Kaur covering the period January 1, 2010 to January 24, 2011.

So, there was insurable interest of the complainant on the date of the accident also. The forum also directed the opposite party to pay Rs 7,000 as costs of litigation.

The complainant, Paramjeet Kaur, had submitted that her husband Kirpal Singh had got his car (CH 03 Z 6442) insured from ICICI Lombard Motor Insurance Company on January 25, 2009 but he died on November 22, 2009.

The policy was not transferred in the name of the deceased’s legal heirs and it lapsed on January 24, 2010.

It was further pleaded that in spite of being informed about her husband’s death, the opposite party issued the policy in her deceased husband’s name.

On April 5, 2010, the car met with an accident and the information to this effect was given to the police station as well as to the opposite party. Thereafter, the car was taken to Ultimate Automobiles Private Limited for repairs and the opposite party appointed a surveyor who inspected the car and submitted his report. After she submitted the claim, she was verbally told that she should pay the bills and assured that the loss would be reimbursed.

She paid the bills amounting to Rs 52,538 on May 18, 2010 and took the car. She also submitted the bills to the opposite party, but the latter repudiated the claim.



No bail for Hawara attackers
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 14
A local court today dismissed the bail application filed by the three accused who attacked Babbar Khalsa International terrorist Jagtar Singh Hawara on Friday.

The court dismissed the bail applications of Ashutosh Gautam, Ramesh Dutt and Manish Sood, members of the Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Suraksha Samiti.

They attacked Hawara when he was brought to the Chandigarh district court in connection with the jailbreak case. They were protesting against bringing Hawara and his associate Bheora from the Tihar jail in New Delhi to Chandigarh.

They were demanding that the trial proceedings be conducted through video-conferencing because these terrorists had raised anti-India slogans whenever they were brought here.



Bribe accused gets 2-yr jail
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 14
CBI Special Judge Ritu Tagore today awarded two years imprisonment to KP Tiwari, the protector of emigrants in Chandigarh, in a corruption case dated March, 2008.

According to the prosecution, Tiwari with the help of Rajesh Kumar, clerk in his office, and Rajesh Kumar Sinha, a conduit, had demanded a bribe of Rs 2.5 lakh from Keshav Kumar, manager of BS Enterprise. The money was demanded for granting a clearance in respect of nine passports and for giving the emigration clearance to the complainant, Keshav.

Tiwari was accused of abusing his official position as a public servant.



Wife ends life after tiff with husband
Man, too, tries to commit suicide
Attar Singh
Tribune News Service

Ambala, November 14
A married woman committed suicide last night by consuming some poisonous substance following a domestic dispute in Ambala Cantt.

According to sources, Daljit Kaur, a resident of Anand Nagar area of Ambala Cantt, committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance. The sources said that she had an argument with her husband on Sunday over some issue, which distressed her. Later, she went to her room and consumed some poisonous substance. As her condition became serious, she was rushed to the Civil Hospital, Ambala Cantt, where she died after some time.

Raman, husband of Daljit Kaur, who is a driver by profession, was unable to bear the separation from his wife and attempted to end his life. He cut the nerves on his wrist while the postmortem of his wife was going on at the Civil Hospital in Ambala Cantt. Profusely bleeding, Raman was taken to the emergency ward where doctors referred him to the PGI, Chandigarh. Raman’s father Desh Ram, a resident of Ambala City, said his son had married Daljit Kaur against the family’s wishes and was living away from them. Police sources said a case had registered against Raman on the complaint of Daljit’s mother Harbhajan Kaur, a resident of Kalpi near Ambala Cantt. She alleged that her daughter was being harassed by her husband frequently. The victim has left behind a three-and-a-half-year-old son and a year-old daughter.



Opening wallet before rickshaw-puller proves fatal
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, November 14
Opening his wallet before a rickshaw puller proved fatal for a migrant labourer. The rickshaw puller finding his passenger in possession of big amount of money took him to a desolated place and killed him before taking away the money. Yesterday, the detective staff of the local police arrested accused Inderjeet, a native of Alwar in Rajasthan. It was on September 26 that the body of Suresh Prasad was found near a park in Sector 21. According to the police, Inderjit, used to park his rickshaw at the Zirakpur bus stand. On September 25. Prasad arrived at Zirakpur form his village and hired the rickshaw of Inderjit to go to Sector 21, Panchkula. On the way he asked Inderjit to get liquor from a shop and handed over the money to him. Indrjit noticed that Prasad had a lot of money in his wallet so he took him to a desolated place and hit him with an iron rod killing him on the spot.



Man’s body found
Tribune News Service

Zirakpur, November 14
An unidentified man in his mid-thirties was found dead under mysterious circumstances near Gajipur railway tracks on Sunday evening. The body has been kept at the Dera Bassi Civil Hospital for identification.

The deceased was wearing a yellow and white shirt and blue jeans.

Five booked

The police today booked five persons in a forgery case on the complaint of Lalit Mohan, a resident of Mani Majra. A case has been registered in this connection.

The accused have been identified as Narinder Singh, a resident of Preet Colony, Zirakpur, Mahinder Singh, a resident of Bihsangarh, Zirakpur, Amrik Singh, Harmilap Nagar, SS Bains, a resident of Sector 8-A, and Randhir Kakkar, a resident of Sector 8-A.

In his complaint, Lalit Mohan said he owned a piece of land at Singhpura village.

The accused had prepared fake documents of the land and cheated him, he added. Later, he moved the court.



Coaches under scanner
Players of junior football team accuse officials of harassment
Deepankar Sharda
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 14
Making the mockery of Children’s Day, which is being celebrated amidst fanfare in city schools today, a disgraceful incident of assault has come to fore. In a shocking incident, players of the junior (U-14) football team, who recently represented the city in the school national games held in Goa, accused the officials, who accompanied them, of harassment.

Two coaches of the UT education department, Sewa Singh and Parveen, have came under the scanner after the parents of players filed a written complaint to the director public instruction (DPI), Sandeep Hans.

Reportedly, the players during the competition were asked to give massage, clean utensils and even to take out liquor bottles from their bags.

“My coach asked me to massage his thighs and legs. We were usually asked to do so during the tournament and when I failed to massage him as per his instructions, he asked me to send another player for the same,” said Sankalp Kanwar, a student of Class VII of Ashiana Public School.

“We were shocked to know about the incidents from our kids. We reported the matter to the DPI and he assured us of taking a strict action against the accused. These kids went to play and not to serve the officials. Instead of taking care of the players, the officials are making themselves comfortable,” said Vinay Kanwar, father of Sankalp and former football player.

Not only one player, but others were also ordered to do the same. The players also alleged that the officials assaulted them verbally.

“The coaches used to sleep on comfortable beds and we used to sleep on benches and verbal assault was a common affair. We were not provided with proper diet and even sports kits,” said Abhjit Kataria.

Not only this, a player, Rinreithan Shaiza, was also asked to clean the utensils of the coaches.

“We pamper our children and teach them to obey the elders, but that does not mean that they were being assaulted. Such a step will reflect negativity in them, which is not good for their future,” said W Shaiza, father of a student and assistant professor at government college, Sector 11.

Interestingly, only members of the junior team were asked to serve the coaches not the players belonging to the senior category.

“The junior-level players were usually asked to do the above mentioned tasks and the behaviour of the officials was not up to mark with the players,” said Gaurav, a student of New Public School, Sector 18.

Parents filed written complaint

Two coaches of the UT education department, Sewa Singh and Parveen, have came under the scanner after the parents of players filed a written complaint to the director public instruction (DPI), Sandeep Hans



Judo player accuses govt of bias
Deepankar Sharda
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 14
In a clear case of partiality and favouritism, the Haryana government has failed to provide a job to a judoka, who brought laurels to the state by winning many national and international competitions.

Judo player Divya is been given the job of a teacher on contractual basis, while others who have represented the state in the national games have been given a job in the police department under sports quota.

Divya has also represented the nation in the Beijing Olympics in 2008. She also represented the nation in the Commonwealth Judo Championship 2004 held in New Zealand.

“I am soliciting for my right. I have also taken the matter to the Haryana Chief Minister, but all I get is false assurances,” said Divya.

Many players from other districts of the state have been given the post of sub-inspector in the Haryana Police in 2008 and most of the candidates have only played the national-level games.

“My daughter had also won a bronze medal in the recently held National Games in Ranchi. She had won senior Haryana State Championship and also won laurels in the All-India Inter-University Championship but the authorities have turned a blind eye to the achievements,” said Achhru Ram, Divya’s father, further adding, “Had we been stayed anywhere except Panchkula, she would have got the job. She is just wandering from one district to another to get her job done,” said Achrru.

“It was my dream to represent the nation and bring laurels to the country and to achieve this I have ignored many aspects of life due to which I am suffering now,” said Divya.



Cricket tourney
Stepping stones drub SGGSC by 7 runs
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 14
Stepping Stones Senior Secondary School, Sector 37, defeated SGGSC Public School, Sector 26, by seven runs in a match during the Inter-School Cricket Tournament, being held here today.

In the first match of the day, batting first SGGSC School scored a total of 84 runs in 13.5 overs. Raman (29) was the main scorer for the team while Kulbhushan did the damage to the team after taking 4 for 12 while Shubham Roy took 2 for 2.

In reply, the winning side achieved the target in the last over. Vishruth (20) and Mayank (15) guided the team to victory. For bowling side, Sunny took 3 for 19 and Raman grabbed 2 for 18.

In the second match of the day, the team of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 33, defeated KB DAV Senior Secondary School by 28 runs.

Batting first, the winning side scored a total of 120 runs for 8 in the allotted slot. Damanpreet scored 37 runs while Harpreet contributed 24 runs to the team’s total. Meidul and Abhinav took two wickets each.

The DAV team failed to achieve the target and managed to score 92 runs in the allotted slot. Shukham Vij (28) and Sanchit (20 ) were the main scorer for the team. For GMSSS-33, Abhishak took 4 for 12.



Ranji Trophy
Manan Vohra to represent Punjab, replaces Khera
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 14
Local player and ace batsmen Manan Vohra after bringing laurels in the Junior (U-19) Indian team is selected to represent Punjab in the ongoing Ranji Trophy Tournament against Saurashtra and the Railways.

Manan will replace wicket-keeper-cum-batsman Gitansh Khera who was ruled out of the team due to a fracture on his index figure against Orissa.

The Punjab team has already accumulated six points from two matches. The host will face Saurashtra in their third league match at the PCA Stadium, Mohali, from November 17 Team- Harbhajan Singh (captain ), Sarul Kanwar, Manan Vohra, Uday Kaul (wicket -keeper),Mandeep Singh, Mayank Sidana, Karan Goel, Bipul Sharma, Manpreet Singh Goni, Barinder Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Navdeep Singh, Vishwas Bhalla, Ravi Inder Singh, Amitoze Singh and Vikram Rathore (Cricket Manager).



Inter-school Cricket
DAV-15 thrash Shishu Niketan
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 14
DAV School, Sector 15, thrashed Shishu Niketan School, Sector 22, in a match of the Inter-school Cricket tournament for Boys (U-16) held at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, here today.

The winning side after deciding to bat first set a target 106 runs against the rivals. Rajat Sandhiya (27) and Himanu (16) were the main scorers of the team. Amandeep took a 5-wicket haul while Shivam and Madhav took two wickets each.

In reply, Shishu Niketan School, Sector 22, failed to achieve the target in the allotted slot. Manjot (12) was the top scorer of the team. Shubham took 4 for 26 while Manjot grabbed 3 for 11.



Chandigarh Football Academy begins on good note

Chandigarh, November 14
Lads of Chandigarh Football Academy while representing Government Model High School, Sector 36, won their first match of the Subroto Cup Football Tournament being held in Delhi, today.

The team defeated High School Junior College, Kolhapur(Maharashtra), by 3-0. For the winning side, Daniel scored two goals while Salman Khan sealed the team’s victory with the third goal in the second half. The team will play their next match against Town High School Balavgivi, Orissa, tomorrow. — TNS



GMSH lift inter-school volleyball title

Chandigarh, November 14
The volleyball team of Government Model High School (GMSH), Manimajra, defeated Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 27, to win the inter-school volleyball tournament for boys (U-14) held here today.

In the same category, the team of Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 47, secured the third place. In the u-17 boys’ category, Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 26, defeated Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 27, to enter the final of the event.

Results: Boys (u-17) semifinal: GMSSS (Sec-26), beat GSSS (Sec-27) 25-21, 25-18, 25-18; GSSS (Kaimbwala) beat GMHS (Sec-38) by 25-12, 25-11, 25-14

Boys (u-14) final: GMHS (Manimajra) beat GSSS (Sec-27) 25-22, 19-25, 19-25, 25-19, and 15-09. — TNS



CBSE Games
Rolling Tigers win 3 medals
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 14
Skaters of Rolling Tigers, Panchkula, won three medals in the recently held CBSE National Games at Noida.

Vikram Singh of Ryan International School won a gold medal in Rink Race category 1 of boys (U-12) squads while in Boys(U-10) group Siddharth Jain of Shishu Niketen School, Panchkula, won silver medal in rink race 2.

Pranay Gaud of Hallmark Public School, Panchkula, won a silver medal in the road race boys (U-8) group.

“The players have performed well in the competition and deserve the medals” said coach Chander Singhal.



Ball Badminton
Govt High School lift title
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 14
Government High School, Sector 32, won the first place in the Ball Badminton Inter-School Tournament for Girls (U-14) at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23, here, today. while team of DAV School, Sector 15, secured the second place. In the same group, Government Model High School, Sector 37, secured the third place.

In the Girls (U-17) event, Manav Mangal Senior Secondary School, Sector 21, and Government High School, Sector 32, bagged first two places while Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 37 finished third in the event.



Basketball Meet
SD, New Public School in final
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 14
SD Public School will face New Public School, Sector 18, in the final of Inter-School Basketball Tournament for Boys being held at the sports complex in Sector 46 here.

In the first semifinals, SD school defeated Bhavan Vidyalaya School, Sector 27, 37-14, while in the second semifinals, NPS, Sector 18, outplayed GNPS, Sector 36, 47-45.

In another match (boys U-17 group), DAV-8 overcame Saupin’s School, Sector 32, by a margin of 43-10, while New Public School, Sector 18, defeated SGGSC Public School, Sector 26, 53-47.

Players try to grab the ball during a match in the Inter-School Basketball Tournament at Sports Complex, Sector 46, Chandigarh, on Monday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan



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