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Rs 12 lakh stolen from car
Our Correspondent

Dera Bassi, November 17
Cash worth Rs 12 lakh was stolen from a car of a manager of a Ambala-based company when it was parked in front of a local hotel here last night.

The victim, Patel Jatinder, a resident of Ambala City, stated that he was returning to Ambala after collecting Rs 12 lakh from the companyís clients when he stopped for dinner at a Dera Bassi hotel and the cash was lying in his Santro car, which was parked in front of the hotel. When he came after having dinner, he found that the front door of the car was opened and the cash was missing. On the basis of the complaint, the Dera Bassi police had registered a case under Section 379 of the IPC and started investigations.

2 held with stolen bikes

The local police has arrested two persons and recovered two stolen motorcycles from their possession yesterday. The accused have been identified as Harjinder Singh, a resident of Rani Majra, and Bhupinder Singh, alias Happy of Humanyunpur, and they were arrested when they were riding bikes with fake registration numbers. During investigation, it was found that the motorcycles had been stolen from Lalru mandi a few days ago. The police had registered a case against them.



25 booked for assault
Tribune News Service

Kharar/Zirakpur, November 17
The Mohali police has booked 25 persons for abducting and assaulting Gurdarshan Singh, a resident of Bajheri.

A police official said a case under Sections 365, 341, 325, 148 and 149 of the IPC and Arms Act was registered on the complaint of Gurdarshan Singh against Sukhwinder Singh, a resident of Balo Majra, Manga, a resident Tehor, and Billa, a resident of Chhaju Majra, and around 22 unidentified persons.

The investigating official stated that Gurdarshan in his complaint said on November 15, he was returning from his fields on a tractor. When he reached near the liquor vend, the accused started assaulting him. The complainant alleged that the accused also shot a fired in air and abducted him. The police official stated that the case was registered on the complaint and started further investigations.

Man found dead

A 25-year-old labourer was found dead under mysterious circumstances near the Dhakoli railway track here this morning. The deceased was identified as Subhash, a resident of Rajiv Colony, Sector 17, Panchkula. According to the Lalru railway police, they got the information about the incident at around 12.25 pm. After reaching the spot, they found that a man was lying dead near the railway track. He suspected that the accused was run over by the train while he was crossing the track. The body of the deceased was handed over to the family after conducting a post-mortem.



Residentsí protest against NHA
Authority demolishes 40-yr-old Hanuman Temple
Our Correspondent

Ambala, November 17
Former minister and local MLA Venod Sharma and Deputy Commissioner Shekhar Vidyarthi visited the site of Hanuman Temple at Janetpur village close to Ambala City, which was demolished by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) on Wednesday evening.

Around 40-year-old temple, which was located close to the Ambala-Naraingarh Highway was demolished by the NHA with the help of a JCB machine.

Residents of the village had blocked the highway to protest against the action of the highways authority. The police has to restore mild lathi charges and has to fire several rounds in the air to disperse the agitated crowd, blocking the highway.

The villagers had alleged that the highways authority did not inform them while demolishing the temple. They alleged that the highways authority did not give them an opportunity to take out the idols placed in the temple. They informed that almost all idols had dismantled.

Venod Sharma told the villagers that the Supreme Court had directed that all religious structures located adjoining the national highway should be removed.

He said he had directed the Deputy Commissioner to find out some way so that the religious sentiments of the villagers might not hurt. He said a consenting solution of the matter would be sorted out soon.



Harswaroop, Yash fashion GNPS win
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 17
GNPS, Sector 36, beat Baptist School, Sector 45, by 80 runs in the Under-16 Inter-School Cricket Tournament held at DAV Senior Secondary School (Lahore), Sector 8-C, here today.

Baptist School won the toss and decided to bowl first. GNPS-36 scored 173 runs in their stipulated 20 overs. Harswaroop (110) and Yash Kapila (33) were the main scorers. For Baptist, Nikhil took one wicket giving away 43 runs. Chasing the victory target of 174 runs, Baptist School team were bundled out for 95 runs. Kanav (34) and Ravi (25) were the main scorers. For GNPS, Charanjeet took one wicket while giving away 12 runs. In the second match of the day, Delhi Public School, Sector 40, defeated GMSSS, Sector 29, by 28 runs.

Brief scores:

DPS-40: 141 in 20 overs (Vipul Saini 53, Karan Punj 26; Jagdeep 3 for 7, Raman 2 for 31). GMSSS-29: 113 runs (Jaswinder 25, Abhishek 17; Arnav 2 for 14).



Football Meet
DPS-40 lads get better of St Anneís School
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 17
Delhi Public School (DPS), Sector 40, defeated St Anneís School, Sector 32, by 2-0 in the Inter-School Football Tournament (U-14 boys) at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22-A, here today. Deepak Nayar scored both goals in the eighth and 31st minutes of the game.

In another match of the day, Government Model High School (GMHS), Sector 42, defeated St Kabir School, Sector 26, by 2-0. For GMHS-42, Dev Malhotra and Gurkaran Singh scored the goals in the 29th and 31st minutes of the game.

In the third match of the day, GMSSS, Sector 22-A, got the better of St Joseph, Sector 44, by 2-1. For GMSSS-22, Arjun Rana scored two goals in the fourth and 11 minutes of the game, while Shreshath scored the lone goal for St Joseph in the sixth minute of the game.

In the last match, St Stephenís School, Sector 45, defeated SGGSS-35 by 1-0.



Saupinís-32 book berth in semifinals
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 17
Saupinís School, Sector 32, made it to the semifinals by defeating DAV, Sector 8, by five wickets in the UT Inter-School Cricket Tournament (Under-14) for Boys being organised by the education department, Chandigarh, at Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, today. After winning the toss, DAV-8 decided to bat first and scored 110 runs for the loss of six wickets in their stipulated 20 overs. Prashant (45) and Mandeep (23) were the main run getters for their team. For Saupinís, Suvansh was the pick of the bowlers, as he scalped three wickets giving away 14 runs, while Prithvi and Varun took two and one wicket by giving 21 and 16 runs, respectively.

In reply, Saupinís achieved the target of 111 runs in 20 overs losing five wickets in the process. Satyam was the only batsman who faced the still line and length bowling of DAV bowlers and scored 33 runs in 47 balls. Prabhjeet proved his excellence by hitting 17 runs in 17 balls, while Ayush scored 23 runs in 19 balls. For DAV team, Shekhar was the only bowler, who impressed with his bowling figures of three wickets for 26 runs.



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