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6-yr-old killed in mishap

Kharar, November 25
A six-year-old boy was killed in a road accident at Kharar on Friday. The deceased was identified as Nishat, a resident of Nawashahr-Badala village.

Nishat was on his way to school when an unidentified vehicle hit him. He was rushed to a hospital where he was declared brought dead. — TNS



CBI inspector, UT cop acquitted in rape case
Rajinder Nagarkoti
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 25
A local court today acquitted a CBI Inspector and a UT police head constable in a rape case dating back to June, 2007.

The court acquitted CBI Inspector Subhash Kundu and head constable Mahinder Singh of the UT Police, who was posted with the CBI on deputation.

The two were booked for violating a 40-year-old Hisar resident.

The case was registered against them under Sections 376 (rape) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code at the police station-39 in June, 2007.

A criminal case was registered against the woman and her husband, a bus driver, in Hisar in 1998. The rape victim and her husband were allegedly involved in a case being investigated by the police in which they were acquitted.

The complainant, not satisfied with the police investigation, approached the Punjab and Haryana High Court, which finally handed over the probe to the CBI.

According to the prosecution, Kundu along with Singh visited the woman’s house in 2004 as part of the investigation. Singh allegedly told her that Kundu wanted to meet her at the rest house, but she declined.

Fearing arrest, the victim’s husband fled. The two officers then approached the woman and allegedly offered to go slow on the investigation in return for sexual favours.

However, it was claimed that Kundu later threatened her to come to the rest house or he would distort her case.

It was further added that when the woman reached the rest house, the two men, who were under the influence of liquor, confined her to a room and later raped her.

In 2007, the victim had moved an application before the UT SSP alleging that Subhash Kundu and Mahinder Singh had raped her.

An inquiry was marked to a DSP rank officer, who found them guilty and an FIR was registered on June 26, 2007.



Woman gets 7-yr jail for kidnapping minor
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 25
A local court today awarded seven-year imprisonment to a woman for kidnapping a minor girl and then compelling her to indulge in illicit relations with men.

The court also slapped a fine of Rs 12,000 on the accused. The case dates back to August, 2009.

The court awarded imprisonment to Burail resident Babli under Sections 366 A (inducing a minor to visit places and forcing or seducing her to develop illicit relations with another person) and 363 (kidnapping) of the Indian Penal Code.

According to the prosecution, the accused and the victim were known to one another.

Babli used to take the victim to various places and leave her with different men.

Babli used to lure the victim by giving her money and some valuables, it was alleged.

On August 20, 2009, the UT police had registered an FIR against Babli.



NRI woman’s purse stolen
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 25
Unidentified persons stole the purse belonging to an NRI woman, Robika Gill, from Sector 30 on Friday.

The purse contained $700, Rs 2,300, a camera, passport, besides other documents.

Robika had flown in from the US to attend a family function. A case has been registered at the Industrial Area police station.

Passport fraud

The police has booked a woman, Jasbir Kaur, a resident of Bapu Dham Colony, Sector 26, for fraudulently collecting two passports from the Regional Passport Office (RPO) against the address of a woman, who is a resident of Solan.



All-India Mahatma Hansraj Tournament for Girls
Haryana trounce Ranchi
Tribune News Service

Patiala, November 25
The three-day All-India Mahatma Hansraj Tournament for Girls (inter-zonal, 2011) began at DAV School, Bhupindra road, Patiala, today. More than 700 girls from 10 different zones- Jharkhand, Bihar, Patna, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujrat, Maharashtra, UP, Uttarakhand and Harayana are taking part in the event to be held at DAV Public School, Bhupindra road, Patiala, DAV Global School, Chinar Bagh, Patiala, and Thapar University.

Dr Abijeet Mukherjee, director, Thapar University, Patiala, was the chief guest, while Dronacharya Awardee Dr Gurbax Singh Sandhu, coach of the Indian boxing team, and Pramod Kumar, DEO, Patiala, graced the occasion as guest of honour. Vijay Kumar, regional director, Patiala, and Ferozepur zone, Dr YD Jigyasu, regional director, Rajasthan, and principals of DAV Public School, Nabha, Mohali, Chinarthal and Bareta were present on the occasion.

Principal SR Prabhakar welcomed guests. Chief guest Dr Abijeet Mukherjee declared the meet open.

National players of DAV Public School, Patiala, Dhruv, Dharaya , Mansimran Singh, Abhimanyu Pardeep Singh, Anshika, Sakshi, Inayant Sachdeva, Bikrampal Sigh and Vikrat Sarohi were the torch-bearers.It was followed by a cultural bonanza depicting dances of Haryana, Orissa, Gujarat and Punjab.


Badminton: Haryana (Faridabad) Beat MP (Chhattisgarh) 2-0; Haryana (Faridabad) beat Ranchi 2-0; Punjab beat Bihar 2-0 and UP/Uttarakhand beat Maharashtra 2-0.



Handball Tournament
Coach, official engage in verbal duel
Government School-43 eves lift title
Deepankar Sharda
Tribune News Service

A match in progress at Sector 42 in Chandigarh on Friday
A match in progress at Sector 42 in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photos: Parvesh Chauhan

Chandigarh, November 25
The officials assigned the job of keeping things under control both on and off field were seen losing their temper and indulging in a verbal tiff during a match of the ongoing Inter-School Handball Tournament.

The coach of Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, and an organising committee member were seen accusing one another of misbehaviour during the competition.

The officials later submitted a complaint in writing to the authorities in UT education department against the coach.

Earlier, the coach of Sacred Heart accused an official, sitting at the scorer’s table, of favoritism by allowing supporters of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 21, to stand in the team’s box.

“As per the rules, only team members, coach and manager can stand in team’s arena but supporters of the opponent team continued to disturb our players while standing in the team’s arena. When I objected to the violation in front of Satnam Kaur (the official), she pushed me and misbehaved with me,” alleged Kumar, coach of the team.

“In spite of the misbehaviour, being a junior I went up to her for an apology, but she remained unrelenting,” he added.

On the other hand, the official accused the coach of adopting a wrong method of raising the objection.

“There is a way to object to a violation. You just cannot come and manhandled officials. Only parents were standing there and supporting their team. We were trying to control the situation but he was not ready to listen to us. He tried to take away papers from us. We (the organising committee) have filed a complaint against him to the authorities,” said Satnam Kaur.

Meanwhile, Government Model High School, Sector 43, lifted the girls’ (U-17) title after defeating Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, 14-0.

Also, Government Model High School, Sector 35, defeated Government Model Senior School Sector 21, 9-1 to claim third place in the competition.

In girls’ (U-19) category, DAV School, Sector 15, defeated Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, 10-4.



Pranav claims top spot in roller-skating
Our Correspondent

Fatehgarh Sahib, November 25
The 23rd Punjab Roller-Skating Championship kicked off at Saffron City School, Kotla Bajwara. The event is being organised by the Punjab Roller-Skating Association.

Deputy Commissioner Yashvir Mahajan inaugurated the championship.

Results Boys aged 8 and 10: Pranav from Amritsar stood first, Aaryan Chugh from Ludhiana stood second, while Kunwar from Mansa secured the third position.

Girls aged 8 and 10: Tehdil Kaur Pannu, Ludhiana, stood first, Jashanpreet Kaur, Faridkot, stood second and Gurleen Kaur, Amritsar, secured the third position.

Boys aged 10 and 12: Tejvir Singh Grewal, Ludhiana, stood first, Robinpreet Singh, Amritsar, stood second and Husanpreet Singh secured the third position.

Girls aged 10 and 12: Jaap Kaur, Ludhiana, stood first, Varleen Kaur, Ludhiana, stood second, Hirdep Pal Kaur, Faridkot, secured the third position.

Boys aged 12 and 14: Dilsher Singh, Amritsar, stood first, Yovan Bagga stood second and Parnam Vyon, Amritsar, secured the third position.

Girls aged 12 and 14: Prasha Seth, Ludhiana, stood first, Jasmeet Kaur, Ludhiana, secured the second position and Harpanth Parteek, Ferozepur, stood third.

Boys 14 and 16: Surya Kaplish, Ludhiana, stood first, Saurabh Sharma stood second and Raman Sharma secured the third position.

Girls aged 14 and 16: Parampreet Kaur, Faridkot, secured the first position, Apaar Kaur, Ludhiana, stood second and Pahulpreet Kaur, Amritsar, secured the third position. Boys above 16: Ramanpreet Singh, Patiala, stood first and Ram Gupta, Amritsar, secured the second position. Girls above 16: Taranjit Kaur from Patiala secured the first position, Priyanka Soi, Amritsar, stood second and Yashika Dhawan, Amritsar, secured the third position.



TT: Chandigarh club rout Manav Mangal
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 25
Chandigarh Table Tennis Club, Sector 28, defeated Manav Mangal Coaching Centre, Sector 21, 3-2 during the ongoing 24th Gurmeet S Grewal Memorial Chandigarh State Table Tennis Championship here. In the final of girls (U-17) team event, Pareen beat Sakshi (11-7, 14-12, 11-9), Anushuki lost to Kalyani( 4-11,2-11,7-11) and Pareen and Anushuki defeated Kalyani and Shakshi (11-8,11-7,3-11,9-11,11-7).In another match, Kalyani defeated Pareen (7-11,8-11,3-11) and Anushuki beat Shakshi (11-9,12-10,7-11,11-9)

Results Boys (U-17) team event: Coaching Centre, Sector 23, bt Chandigarh Table Tennis Club, Sector 28, 3-2 (Dinkar Goel bt Shubham 11-9,11-8,11-8; Mayank Kapoor bt Mayank Rawat 11-6,9-11,11-6,6-11,10-12; Mayank Rawat and Dinkar bt Mayank Kapoor and Shubham 11-7,12-10,11-8; Mayank Kapoor bt Dinkar Goyal 6-11,7-118,8-11,7-11,9-11;Mayank Rawat bt Shubham Baansal 11-9,9-11,11-9,11-7); girls(U-21): Manav Mangal Coaching Centre, Sector 21, bt Coaching Centre, Sector 23, 3-2(Garima bt Naina 8-11,11-13,8-11;Kalyani bt Barbie 11-4,11-6,11-6;Sakshi bt Rajeshwari 11-7,14-12,11-6; Garima bt Kalyani 8-11,8-11,6-11 and Naina bt Barbie 11-6,11-5,11-5).



GNPS-36, GMSSS-20 in final
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 25
The basketball team of GNPS, Sector 36, will face Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 20, in the final of Inter-School Basketball Tournament for Girls (U-14) tomorrow.

In the semifinals held at the sports complex in Sector 46, GNPS, Sector 36, defeated St Joseph School, Sector 44, by a margin of 22-10, while GMSSS, Sector 20, beat Saupin's School, Sector 32, 13-2.



Tennis meet
Gayatri outdoes Sabhyata
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 25
Local tennis player Gayatri Kumariah defeated Sabhyata Nihalani of Delhi to win the final match of Shivalik Public School CLTA-AITA Championship Series Tennis Tournament held at the CLTA Complex here.

Sabhyata went down against Gayatri in straight sets 6-0 and 6-1. Utkarsh Bhardwaj of Uttarakhand defeated Abhimanyu Vannemreddy of Tamil Nadu 6-1 and 6-2 to win the boys (U-12) final match.



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