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MLA for industrial town at Panjokhra
Tribune News Service

Ambala, November 19
The setting up of an industrial model town (IMT) at Panjokhra in Ambala district has become a major political issue in the state. Venod Sharma, former union minister and MLA, Ambala City, is in favour of the IMT project in Ambala even though the state government could not issue the notification under Section 6. Farmers of Panjokhra were happy that the Chief Minister had kept his word, but Sharma said he would fight for the project.

According to sources, around 1,852 acres of land at Panjokhra and five other villages has been exempted from acquisition for the setting up of the IMT as the government could not issue the notification under Section 6 of the Land Acquisition Act even after one year has gone since the notification was issued under Section 4.

Talking to The Tribune, Sharma said the IMT was a major project for the industrial growth in the district. However, he wanted that the most fertile and commercial area of the land should be exempted and farmers should be offered sufficient price for their land.

He said the project for a special economic zone (SEZ) to boost industry in the town was approved earlier by the government earlier to set up an industry similar to the one set up in Gurgaon.

According to the Land Acquisition Act, if a notification under Section 6 was not issued within one year of the issuance of the notification under Section 4, the prior notification lapses automatically. The government had issued notification under Section 4 of the Act, but notification under Section 6 had been put off.

Sharma said the proposed IMT would include industry-producing scientific goods, instruments, yarn, food products, beverages and “mixie” industry for which the town was once famous.



Youth commits suicide in hotel
Tribune News Service

A bullet mark on the wall of a hotel at Kajheri village in Chandigarh on Saturday.
A bullet mark on the wall of a hotel at Kajheri village in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photos: Parvesh Chauhan

Chandigarh, November 19
A youth in his mid 20s allegedly committed suicide at a hotel in Sector 52 by shooting himself on forehead.

He shot himself with a “desi kata”, which was recovered from the room he was residing in from the last few days.

According to the police, the deceased, identified as Sunny Chandel, a resident of Anandpur Sahib, had taken a room on rent in the hotel on November 15. Sunny used to leave the hotel early in the morning and return late night.

The police stated that the body was discovered by one of his friends at 8.30 am when he arrived at the hotel. The room was open and Sunny was lying in a pool of blood.

Sunny had hit the bullet on forehead that pierced the skull and hit the roof of the room. However, no suicide note was found in the room. Policemen also questioned hotel staff about the suicide.

A case was registered at the Sector 36 police station and investigations were on.



24 challaned for violating anti-tobacco Act 
Tribune Reporters

Mohali, November 19
Officials of the health department, along with an NGO, Generation Savior Association, challaned 24 persons for selling tobacco products and smoking at public places here today.

Dr SP Surila, district nodal officer, Tobacco Control Committee, said two persons were challaned for smoking at Apni Mandi in Phase VI. Three persons, who were selling tobacco products, were sent to the court of the SDM. Nineteen persons selling tobacco products on roadsides were also fined.

Gold chain snatched

Mohali: Two motorcycle-borne youths snatched a gold chain from Gurdeep Kaur, wife of Sher Singh, a resident of Phase II, Mohali. The police has registered a case and started further investigations.

In his police complaint, Sher Singh stated that he, along with his wife Gurdeep, were on their way to a gurdwara when two youths snatched her gold chain after showing her a sharp-edged weapon.

Though she raised the alarm, the youths managed to flee from the spot.

One booked for fraud

The police has booked Abhishek Bhatia, an owner of a Mohali-based company, Phase II, in a cheating case and Immigration Act on the complaint of Gurvinder Singh, a resident of Krishna Nagar, Khanna.

The complainant, Gurvinder, alleged that the accused had struck a deal with him for sending him abroad for Rs 50,000, but it did not happen.

A case was registered in this connection. In another case, Ankur Shermy, a resident of Model Town, Jalandhar, lodged a complaint with the police that he had given Rs 50,000 to Deepak Arora for sending him abroad. However, the accused neither sent him abroad, nor returned his money. In the third case, the police registered a case of cheating against Neena Sharma, a resident of Phase VII, Mohali, on the complaint of Gurpreet Singh, a resident of Ludhiana. The complainant alleged that he had given Rs 2.10 lakh to the accused for sending him abroad, but he was neither sent abroad nor got his money back. Around 23 complaints had been filed against the accused, Neena Sharma, said  the police.

Four booked for cheating

The police has booked four persons in a fraud case on the complaint of Anil Kumar, a resident of Hisar. The accused have been identified as Nishant Sharma, Ravi, Vikas and Rohit.

The complainant alleged that the accused was supposed to hand over a car to him for which he had taken Rs 1.85 lakh, but he did not do so.

14-day remand for accused

Ambala: National president of the Anti-Terrorist Front of India Viresh Shandilya, who was arrested by the Delhi police on Friday, was today produced in the court of CJM at Ambala which sent him to judicial custody till December 3.

He was nabbed outside the Press Council of India’s office. Later, he was brought to Ambala.

Ambala DCP Shashank Anand said a case under Section 376(rape) was pending against Shandilya at the Baldev Nagar police station in Ambala City.

Two months ago, a woman hailing from Patiala, filed a complaint against Shandilya that the accused had raped her on the pretext of providing her a job. Later, a case was registered against him under Section 376.

Meanwhile, Shandilya’s wife said her husband was being implicated.

Man killed in mishap

Panchkula: A 26-year-old resident of Pinjore was killed when his motorcycle was hit by a truck near Chandimandir here yesterday. The deceased has been identified as Manoj Kumar Dhiman. Dhiman was working with a cable network.

Dhiman was going to attend a wedding function. As he reached the Chandimandir petrol station, a truck hit him an he died on the spot. 

One killed in mishap

DERA BASSI: One person was killed while another sustained injuries when a Haryana Roadways bus hit their motorcycle near Lalru this morning. The deceased, Deepak, was riding the motorcycle, while Rahul was riding pillion. He was rushed to a hospital. A case under Sections 279, 337 and 304A has been registered against the driver of the bus. — OC



Hare Ram takes Estate Office home
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 19
An excellent bowling performance by Hare Ram Garg (four wickets for four runs, including a hat-trick) enabled Estate Office to rout the Hospitality Department on the opening day of Chandigarh Inter-Department T-20 Cricket Tournament held at the Sector 16 cricket stadium today.

After winning the toss, Estate Office decided to bat first and piled up 250 runs for 4 in stipulated 20 overs. Mohan Lal played a fine knock of 92, while Barjinder Singh contributed 47 runs. Rakesh and Rajpal took two wickets each for 51 and 21 runs, respectively.

In reply, Hospitality Department were bundled out for 83. Sanjeev Walia (16) and Rakesh (20) were the main scorers.

A deadly spell of 4 for 4, including a hat-trick, by Hare Ram Garg wrecked the Hospitality Department. He was given good support by Satish, who bagged three wickets for 16 runs. Hare Ram Garg was declared man of the match.

In the second match of the day, an unbeaten knock of 50 by former Ranji player Vishal Sharma and fine bowling by Alok Kumar (3 for 30) helped Chandigarh Police defeat Engineering Department by eight wickets.

Chandigarh Police won the toss and elected to field. Engineering Department scored 89 runs for 9 wickets in 20 overs. Neeraj and Harpinder both scored 24 runs each. Alok Kumar took three wickets for 30 runs, including a hat-trick.

Chandigarh Police scored 90 runs in 12 overs losing two wickets in the process. Vishal Sharma scored 50 not out and Raman made 23. Rajan took one wicket for 15 runs. DIG Alok Kumar was declared man of the match.

Earlier in the opening match, Chandigarh Housing Board defeated ITI by 41 runs. Chandigarh Housing Board scored 151 for 2. Seasoned campaigner Vijay Puri posted half century, while Rajive Kashyap remained not out on 42 runs. Charanjit Singh got one wicket for 38 runs.

In reply ITI, UT, Chandigarh, scored 110 for the loss of nine wickets in allotted 20 overs. Charanjit scored 45 and Jatinder Singh bagged 3 for 22. Vijay Puri was declared man of the match.

Chief Architect gave a cricket lesson to Education Department by handing out an eight-wicket defeat. Education Department won the toss and elected to bat. They were dismissed for 72 in 18.2 overs. Rajesh Monga scored 32. Amit of Architect Department took five wickets for 15 runs.

Chief Architect Department scored the required runs in 10.2 overs. They made 73 for 2. Ashwani Sharma remained not out on 23. Sunil took 2 wickets for 36. Amit of Architect Department was declared man of the match.

Earlier, VK Singh, finance-cum-secretary, sports, inaugurated the tournament in which 15 teams are taking part. Chandigarh sports director Rahul Gupta was also present on the occasion.



GMSSS-26 outplay St Stephen’s in volleyball meet
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 19
GMSSS-26(TM) defeated St Stephen’s-45 25-18, 25-14, 21-25 and 25-17 in the final of U-14 Inter-school Volleyball Tournament today. Earlier, the school had won the boys’ title in the U-17 category.

In the final match, the players of GMSSS-26 performed well. In the U-17 category, the team secured the second position.

In the U-14 category, GSSSS-27 defeated GMSSS-47 to finish third.

GMSSS-10 record win in cricket

An excellent performance by Sameer (2 wickets and 38 runs) enabled GMSSS-10 to defeat GMSSS-33 by 10 runs in the UT Inter-School Boys U-19 Cricket Tournament held today.

After winning the toss, GMSSS-10 decided to field and the GMSSS-33 were bundled out for 107 runs in 16.4 overs. Rohit 38 and Piyush 31 were the main scorers. For GMSSS-10, Sameer was the pick of the bowlers, as he scalped four wickets giving away 22 runs.

In reply, GMSSS-10 achieved the target of 108 runs in 17 overs. Sameer 38 and Piyush 25 were the main scorers. For GMSSS-33, Piyush was the main wicket taker as he scalped two wickets giving away only five runs.

In the second match, Banyan Tree School, Sector 48, beat GMSSS-40 by six wickets.

Banyan Tree School won the toss and elected to field first. GMSSS-40 were bundled out for 80 runs in 16.5 overs. Veer Partap 17 and Ram Bahadur 15 were the main scorers. For Banyan Tree School, Gaurav was the pick of the bowlers as he scalped three wickets giving away seven runs. Karamveer was the other bowler who scalped three wickets for 13.

In reply, Banyan school achieved the target in 18 overs losing only four wickets in the process. Subeer 43 not out Ashish 9 were the main scorers. For GMSSS-40, Sumit and Harish took two wickets each giving away 21 and 23 runs, respectively.

St Joseph lift football trophy

St Joseph won the Inter-School Football Tournament (U-14 boys) by defeating DPS-40 4-3 in a tie-breaker.

Gurkaran, Parth Rastogi, Sukhpreet and Dhruv scored for the St Joseph, while Anshul, Karambir and Arjun Rana scored for the losing team.

For the third position, St Stephen-45 defeated St Kabir 26 3-0. Chirag, R Shaiza and Rishabh scored in the eighth, 21st and 25th minutes of the game.



MDAV School emerge kho-kho champs
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 19
MDAV School, Sector 22, won the second Luxmi Arya Memorial Boys U-14 Kho-Kho Tournament. The winners outplayed Government Model High School, Sector 37, 37-04 in the final held at school’s complex here today.

For the third place, Government Model School, Sector 46, defeated SGGS Public School by 10 points.

In the girls section Government Model School, Sector 46, won the final by defeating Government Model High School by four points. In another match, Shishu Niketan, Sector 22, defeated KVS 3BRD by two points to bag the third position. 



Deepit books berth in final
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, November 19
Deepit Sharma has booked berth in the final after defeating Garvit Vats of Gurukul Global School by 4-0 in the 10th Satluj Open Tennis Tournament (Under-10) being organised at Satluj Public School, Sector 4, here today. Satluj Public School principal Krit Serai said more than 75 students from various schools and clubs of Panchkula and neighbouring districts were participating in the tournament. The final matches will be played tomorrow. The prize distribution function will be held at 2 pm.

Results: U-10 boys: Udit Batish-DAV Tennis Academy beat Angad Duggal of Gymkhana Club by 4-1.

Semifinal: Deepit Sharma of Gymkhana Club beat Angad Garvit Vats of Gurukul Global School by 4-0.

U-12 boys: Bhavya Chawla of Gymkhana Club beat Saurabh Yadav of Manav Mangal School by 4-2; Aashman Verma of The British School beat Arnav Mittal of St John’s School by 7-5; Apaar Goel of St Kabir School beat Abhiram of Satluj Public School by 4-0; Dhruv Sharma of Gymkhana Club beat Parag Jain of St Kabir School by 4-2; Samay Sandhewalia of Gymkhana Club beat Atul Sharma of Army School by 4-1.

U-14 boys: Mehul Bansal of St John’s School beat Chirag Kakkar of Hansraj Public School by 6-4; Uday Maggon of Hansraj Public School beat Dhruv Sharma of St John’s School by 6-4; Arjun Sharma of Manav Mangal School beat Sagarjit Singh of Satluj Public School by 6-0.



20 couples to hit the floor
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 19
More than 20 couples are expected to take to the floor tomorrow for the third Chandigarh DanceSport Championship to be held at the Sector 10 skating rink here.

The event will start at 10.30 a.m. Arjuna awardee Kanwal Thakur Singh, two-time national badminton champion, will be the chief guest on the occasion.

Competitions in different categories will see the dancing couples perform the jive, cha cha cha, and competitive ballroom dancing to find a slot in the Chandigarh state team for the national championship. DanceSport became a part of the Asian Games in China last year.



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