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Human Rights Day
Our Correspondent

Ambala, December 19
To mark International Human Rights Day, a global human right congress was organised at India International Centre, New Delhi.

AK Dhul, Commissioner of Police, Ambala, was given a global award for the protection of human rights.

He constituted a special team to educate residents about their rights.



Samjhauta blast: Hearing of arguments on Jan 10
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, December 19
A special National Investigating Agency (NIA) court here has fixed January 10 as the next date of hearing arguments on framing of charges against the Samjhauta train blast accused Aseemanand. The court will also consider the application of Lokesh Sharma, another accused in the case.

Lokesh had asked for production of some documents through which a sanction was granted to the NIA by the Central government to probe the case the same day. An application by Lokesh Sharma regarding the compliance was moved on December 12, through his counsel Ajay Kaushik.

Lokesh in his application had challenged the investigation by the NIA stating that it should have been investigated only by an official of DSP rank, wherein an inspector and even a head constable had been involved in it. The powers of DSP could not be delegated, claimed Lokesh.

The sanction for prosecuting him was granted and he was arrested even as the investigation against him was still pending in the case, he contended.

Defence counsel Ajay Kaushik said the Haryana government was supposed to send a report in this regard to the Centre that scheduled offence had been committed, and the Central government had to take action with in 15 days on the report as per Section 6 of NIA Act. Lokesh in his application had demanded the records of dates in this regard also, said Kaushik.



Sector-34 resident fined Rs 20,000
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 19
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-I slapped a fine of Rs 20,000 on a Sector-34 resident and his relative for their failure to provide documents of a car to the purchaser, a resident of Sector 48.

The district forum comprising president PD Goel, and members Rajinder Singh Gill and Madanjit Kaur Sahota also directed the opposite parties to provide all documents to the complainant, failing which, the opposite parties would have to pay Rs 95,000 being the price of the car besides Rs 5,000 as costs of litigation to the complainant.

The complainant Madan Singh submitted that he had purchased a second hand Maruti 800 car bearing registration No.HP-12B-5946, from Prem Singh (opposite party no 1) on June 30, 2010 for Rs 95,000. The vehicle was in the name of Ranjeet Singh (opposite party No. 2) and the no objection certificate is handwritten document, which should be on printed form. He further averred that it was also the responsibility of the opposite parties to provide all the documents to him so that he could get the car transferred in his name but the opposite parties failed to do so. It has been further stated that the complainant incurred about Rs 20,000 for the repair of the car.

Initially a counsel appeared on behalf of the opposite party no. 1 but thereafter no one appeared on his behalf. Similar was the case with the opposite party no. 2 and both of them were proceeded against ex-parte.

The district forum directed the respondents to comply with the order within one month, failing which they would be liable to pay total amount of Rs 1,15,000 along with 12 per cent penal interest per annum from date of filing of the complaint till its realisation.



Woman injured in road accident
Tribune Reporters

The car that collided with a Tavera at the Mandi Board traffic light point in Sector 67, Mohali, on Monday.
The car that collided with a Tavera at the Mandi Board traffic light point in Sector 67, Mohali, on Monday. ATribune photograph

Mohali, December 19
A woman was seriously injured when a car collided with a Tavera near the Punjab Mandi Board traffic light point in Phase 11 here today.

The woman, Reena, was admitted to Fortis Hospital with glass splinter injuries on her face.

The investigating officer said the woman, a resident of Sector 79, Mohali, was sitting on the back seat of the car when the Tavera coming from Phase XI rammed in to the Hyundai car. The impact was so great that the glass of the rear window broke into pieces and hurt the face of the woman. The woman sustained severe injuries on her forehead too.

The driver of the Tavera car fled from the spot leaving behind the vehicle along with documents. The police has registered a case under Sections 289, 337 and 427 of the IPC against Joginder Singh, the driver, on the statement of the woman.

Labourer killed in mishap

Chandigarh: A 35-year-old labourer was crushed to death in an accident at Mani Majra here today. Bahadur Ali, a resident of Mani Majra, was killed after a Toyota Innova (DL-4C-AE-9129) hit his motorcycle near the Motor Market. The driver of the car fled from the spot. The victim was rushed to the PGI, where doctors declared him brought dead. The victim had suffered grievous head injuries.

A case under Sections 279, 304-A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered at the Mani Majra police station. No arrest has been made so far.

Three have close shave

Mohali: In other accident, three persons had a narrow escape when the cars in which they were travelling collided on the intersection of phase 3B2 and Phase 7 at about 11.30 pm on Sunday night. A SUV Bolero and Huyndai Santro car were involved in the accident.

Investigating Officer ASI Parmod Kumar said the Bolero driven by Amit of Kangra while trying to save a collision with another unidentified vehicle went on to hit a Santro car coming from Chandigarh side an then hit a divider before turning turtle.However, no one was hurt and no case was registered as both the parties reached a compromise on the spot.

Inquiry marked into 3 deaths

Ambala: Deputy Commissioner Shekhar Vidyarthi has ordered a probe into the death of three residents of Dadiana village, who died in a road accident and were not allegedly provided medical aid in time at the Civil Hospital in Ambala City. He directed the Civil Surgeon to constitute a committee which would investigate the matter in detail.

Chain snatchers held

Ambala: The police has arrested two chain snatchers in Ambala City. Ambala DCP Shashank Anand said the accused were identified as Joga Singh and Amrender Singh. Gold chains and a stolen motorcycle were recovered from their possession. He added that during interrogation the accused had confessed to have committed the crime. They snatched a chain from a woman at Nadi Mohala in Ambala City on December 16. They were produced in the court, which sent them to judicial custody till December 20.

Armyman succumbs to injuries

Panchkula: An Armyman, who was injured in a road accident at Pinjore on the Nalagarh road, succumbed to his injuries at Chandi Mandir Command Hospital here today. The deceased, Mansoor Ahmad, a resident of Uttar Pradesh,was going towards Madanwala village when a car coming from the opposite side hit his bike yesterday. The police has registered a case against the car driver.

Ban on parking of trucks near riverbeds

Panchkula: In order to check illegal mining in the district, Deputy Commissioner of Police Maneesh Chaudhary has banned the plying and parking of any tractor-trailer, trucks or excavation machinery near the riverbeds at night. There were numerous complaints from different parts of the district that anti-social elements were taking away sand and stones from the riverbeds at night. Issuing directions under Section 114 CrPC, Chaudhary said no JCB machine, tractor-trailer or any other excavation machinery would be allowed to be parked or used within 100m radius of river beds till February 18. Any person found violating the orders would be tried and punished under Section 188 IPC. 



Man gets 6-month term for graft 
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, December 19
Probably in a first-of-its-kind decision in the region, a Special Judge at Central the Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court here today sentenced a deputy manager of National Insurance Company to a six-month imprisonment for demanding Rs 50,000 from the complainant.

No transaction of money was reported between the complainant and the guilty.

The guilty, MM Garg, posted at Hisar, who had demanded a bribe of Rs 50,000 from the brother of deceased, Jora Singh, to settle a claim of Rs 1 lakh, had also been fined Rs 1,000 by the court.

Devi Rakshak, a social-security-oriented scheme, was introduced by the state government eight years ago in 2003 in collaboration with the National Insurance Company, aiming at giving Rs 1 lakh to dependents if the bread-winner of a family died.

Jora Singh, a resident of Mirchpur on September 28, 2008, lodged a complaint with the CBI alleging that Garg had been demanding Rs 50,000 to settle the claim against the death of his brother Sumer Singh. Sumer Singh had fallen from the rooftop. Jora Singh said after he failed to meet the demand of Garg, the case was sent back after raising the objections.

Following which the CBI had laid a trap and recorded the conversation between Garg and the complainant.



India XI to lock horns with World XI today
Deepankar Sharda
Tribune News Service

World XI team warm up during a practice session at Sports Complex in Sector 42, Chandigarh.
World XI team warm up during a practice session at Sports Complex in Sector 42, Chandigarh. Tribune Photos

Chandigarh, December 19
The stage is all set and so are the hockey enthusiasts. It might be called as an Exhibition Match to promote the World Series Hockey (WSH) Tournament but the city residents are all set to cheer the national and international players at Hockey Stadium, Sector 42, Sports Complex, tomorrow.

Both the players of the World XI team and that of India XI team attended a practice session at the match venue, here today.

The match will be held tomorrow around 6 pm in flood lights and the spectators will not be charged any entry fee.

“We are looking forward to a good show by the players and hope that the match will boost the interest of the city people towards the game. The players are ready to play, leaving behind every quandary,” said former Indian team coach, Jose Brasa, who is also providing coaching to the WSH World XI team.

Not only the former coach but many international players even from other countries are also looking forward for it.

“Our association has stopped us to participate in the competition but we are here to promote the game. The game should not be considered under politics, which will only lead to the demotion of the game,” said Zeeshan Ashraf, a Pakistan hockey team member. He added “I have visited city after Premier Hockey League (PHL) matches, it is a beautiful city and we are hoping for a great crowd to support us,” added Ashraf.

The captain of World XI team, Brent Livermore of Australia, who plays for New South Wales Warratah, also believes that the players will get full support and the short quick format of the game will be a huge success.

“We will give our best to entertain the crowd and moreover, such kinds of matches promote the game. The authorities should conduct these kinds of the tournaments on regular basis to boost players’ confidence,” said Livermore.

On other hand, the local players of Sports Complex, Sector 42, are eager to watch their favorite stars live in action on field.

“My favorite player is Sardara Singh but however, he is not playing in the match but I would like to see Dhanraj Pillay and the other local players in action. Hockey is my passion and I am eagerly waiting for it,” said 13-year-old, Brahmjot Kaur and a student of Ryan international school.

The captain of Indian team, Prabhjot Singh said, “The game is always hit in the region and moreover, the players love to play in city. I hope that people will have fun while watching us playing,” said Prabhjot.

India XI-

Prabhjot Singh, Adrian D’Souza, Baljeet Singh, Bikash Toppo, Birender akra, Deepak Thakur, Dhanraj Pillay, Diwakar Ram, Harpal Singhh, Ignatius Tirkey, Inderjit Chadha, Innocent Kullu, Jaswinder Singh, Lalit Upadhaya, Prabodh Tirkey, Sameer Dad, Samir Baxla Tyron Pareira, Vivek Gupta, Willaim Xalco.

World XI-Brent Livermore, Adnan Maqsood, Andrew Eversden,Benedikt Sperling, Casey Henwood, Chris Seddon, Eli Matheson, Jesse Mahieu, Jiwa Mohan, Joseph Reardon, Lloyd Stepheson, Maik Gunther, Mathew Philips, Melchior Looijen, Peter Kelly, Phelie Maguire, Robert Green, Roderik Huber, Steven Faaji, Sukhwinder Singh Gabbar, Tariq Azaiz, Zeeshan Ashraf.



Rolling Tigers bag 113 medals
Tribune News Service

Students during the 17th Panchkula District Roller Skating Championship organised at Bhavan Vidyalaya School, Sector 15, Chandigarh, on Monday.
Students during the 17th Panchkula District Roller Skating Championship organised at Bhavan Vidyalaya School, Sector 15, Chandigarh, on Monday. Tribune Photo: Nitin Mittal

Chandigarh, December 19
The skaters of Rolling Tigers bagged 113 medals in the recently held 17th District Roller Skating Championship, held at Bhavan Vidalaya School, Sector 15, Panchkula, today.

The total medal tally included 50 gold medals, 40 silver medals and 23 bronze medals.


U-4 quads boys: Chinmay Kansal, Madhur, Saarthak Arora; U-4 quads girls: Palak, Yahvi Kaushal, Ridhi; In 4-6 year quads boys: Samridh Kulshresth, Samarveer, Rudra Sharma; 4-6 boys’ inline: Kramaney, Vaibhav Soni; In 6-8 year boys quads: Raghav Vashishth, B Praney Gaud, Kuber Jindal; In 6-8 year quads girls: Tarannum Bhandari, Harshita Paul, Ustat Anand; In 6-8 year boys’ inline: Achintya Gupta, Aarav Nandwani, Ansh Kumar; In 8-10 year boys’ quads: Aryanpal Singh, Adhiraj Kundlas, Akshit Kharab; In 8-10 year girls’ quads: Samiksha, Khayati Jain, Akshita Shourie; In 8-10 year girls’ inline: Bhanu Rakshita Paul, Aradhya Sehgal, Chhaya; In 10-12 year boys’ quads: Udey Magoo, Vaibhav Arora, Mukul Verma; In 10-12 year girls quads: Priyanka Gupta, Karen, Zoya Saini; In 10-12 year boys inline: Gaurav Bishnoi, Harsh Gupota, Ritin; In 12-14 year boys quads: Siddharth Jain, Anmol Nayyar, Akul; In 14-16 year boys quads: Sudhanshu, Jaideep Beri, Kamaldeep.



Rahul to lead city tennis team
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 19
The UT assistant estate officer-cum-director sports, Rahul Gupta, will lead the city tennis team in the forthcoming Civil Services Tennis Competition to be held in Delhi form December 22 to 28.

The competition will be held in RK Khanna Tennis Stadium, Delhi. Ajay Kumar Kaushik has appointed as the coach-cum-manager of the team.

Team- Kushal Pal Singh Shante, Harish Kumar Saini, Dr Rajesh Dahiya, Ram Niwas, and Surinder Kumar.



Jazzy Sihota wins top honours in golf meet
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 19
Jazzy Sihota walked away with the top honours in the opening round of the 7th Chandigarh Golfing Tour for the Shipra World Championship Golf Trophy, played at the Forest Hill Resort, being held here today.

Jagdeep Dhillon emerged as the runners-up in both the categories when he finished with a score of 28.8 (nett) and 38 (gross) and lost in the count-back in the gross category. In the skills events, Jazzy again hogged the limelight to win the longest drive held on Hole No 7.

Vinod scored a gross total 8-over 44 and won by a stroke over Harminderjit Sangha of Singapore. In the nett category, Vinod with a score of 33.6; emerged as the champion beating Daljit Singh of Singapore who logged 38.4.



Saffron thrash Red team 
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 19
A total of eight teams participated in the Inter-House Cricket Tournament DC Model Senior Secondary School, Panchkula, today.

In the final match, Saffron team defeated the Red Team by 28 runs. Earlier, after elected to bat first, team of saffron house bundled out on the total of 65 runs in the allotted slot 15 overs.

Navjeet Sandal contributed highest 18 runs while Shivam scored 17 runs for the team. For bowling side, Ajay of Red House took 4 off 8 runs.

In reply, the Red House team failed to achieve the target and got all out at the total of 37 runs in 12 overs.

Navjeet Sandal and Happy was the pick of the bowlers for claiming three wickets each.



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