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Doctor booked for assaulting reporter
Our Correspondent

Ambala, December 26
The Ambala police has registered a case under Sections 323 and 506 of the IPC and Arms Act against a doctor of the Civil Hospital, Ambala City, on the charges of assaulting a local reporter.

According to the complaint lodged by the reporter at Baldev Nagar police station, the doctor was under the influence of liquor and he misbehaved with him.

The doctor also pointed a revolver towards the reporter, the complainant added.

Ambala mediapersons met the Commissioner of Police and submitted a memorandum in this regard.

Meanwhile, the doctor refuted the charges and said he was not having any arms with him.



Old man dies of cold
Our Correspondent

Ambala, December 26
One person died of cold at Ambala City today. According to information, the body of an old person, seemed to be a beggar, was found near the Ambala City railway station.

GRP in charge, Ambala City, Avtar Singh, told the body was noticed lying under an abandoned shed close to the railway station.

The railway police sent the body to the Civil Hospital for a post-mortem. The body would be kept in the mortuary for identification for three days, the GRP said.



4 get 18-month jail for rioting
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 26
A local court awarded one-and-half-year imprisonment to four Sohana residents for rioting, criminal intimidation and under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities Act). The case dates back to May, 2001.

The court awarded punishment to Gurnam Singh, Swaran Singh, Nirmal Singh and Mihan Singh and also slapped a fine of Rs 2,000 each on the convicts.

The police said in May, 2001, the four had gone to the plot owned by 60-year-old Swarna Kaur and threatened her to vacate it. When Swarna Kaur refused to accede to their demand, they attacked her.

Later, Swarna Kaur’s neighbours took her to the government hospital for first aid. The doctors then referred her to the Command Hospital, Chandi Mandir, as she had suffered grievous injuries.

On the basis of Swarna Kaur’s complaint, the police had registered an FIR under various Sections of the IPC.

Later, the Punjab police had arrested the four men from their residence on July 20, 2001.

In 2003, the Punjab and Haryana High Court had transferred the case to the Chandigarh district court.



Auto driver dies in road accident
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, December 26
A 42-year-old auto-rickshaw driver Rajinder Kumar was killed when a speeding motorcycle hit his vehicle from behind near Saket flyover late last night. Both Rajinder and motorcyclist Vinay Kumar were taken to the General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula, where Rajinder was declared brought dead.

Vinay, a native of Bijnore in Uttar Pradesh working at a manufacturing unit at Baddi, was admitted to the hospital with serious injuries.

According to sources, Rajinder was returning to Zirakpur after dropping passengers at Pinjore when his vehicle was hit by a rashly-driven motorcycle at 10.30 pm.

The victim fell out of the vehicle and his head hit against the footpath, resulting in serious head injuries.

The passersby informed the police, which took the victim to the hospital, where the doctors declared him brought dead.

The body was handed over to the family members after a post-mortem examination.



2 held for assaulting traffic cops
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 26
The police today arrested two youths for beating up two traffic policemen at a check-point set up late last night. The police arrested Anush, a resident of Sector 20, and Kuldeep Singh, a resident of Mani Majra. The two allegedly created ruckus and misbehaved with the traffic policemen as they issued a challan to them.

The two misbehaved with sub-inspector Dharambir Singh and constable Vijender Singh.

Anush was drunk and was riding a motorcycle when he hit SI Dharambir, who was deployed at the checkpoint at the Sector 18-19 traffic lights. The police said Kuldeep was arrested when he tried to flee after assaulting constable Vijender.

The accused’s vehicles were also impounded. A case has been registered.



Softball Match
Fielding players sans helmets
Deepankar Sharda

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 26
Keeping all rules and safety norms aside, the colleges participating in the ongoing Inter-College Softball Championship were seen fielding their players without helmet, which is must as a safety gear, at Panjab University (PU) grounds here today.

A total of eight teams are participating in the tournament, but only three teams have headgears. The rest of the teams were seen asking helmets from one another.

It was witnessed during a softball match between PU Campus and Post Graduate Government College for Boys, Sector 11, when players of both teams failed to turn up without headgears.

However, the match umpires refused to start the match and asked the teams to arrange helmets.

As a result one of the officials from the sports department asked a Ludhiana-based team to provide helmets, leaving the match postponed for about half-an-hour.

Notably, as per the rules of PU, it is mandatory for a participating team to have at least four helmets for all batters at three bases and one on deck.

“We were only given kits and two sluggers. We usually borrow them from other teams, as at one time only one side has to bat,” said a player of PU.

The same scene was witnessed during the match between SD College and Government College, Sector 46, when the players were seen exchanging helmets.

“These helmets are expensive and we cannot give to everyone just like that, as these are issued for the team and not for others. Still we give them owing to player’s safety, but the college authorities or campus authorities should understand that sending teams is not enough. They should provide them with proper kits,” said a coach on the basis of anonymity.



Garima win laurels in table tennis
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 26
Garima Goyal of the EFSO won two titles in the second Open Table Tennis Tournament, concluded here today. The sharp player Garima beat Naina Suri in the youth girls’ final and Nirdosh in the women single final by 3-1.

The Jalandhar based player, Roopam, won the men’s single title after defeating Manpreet. “These kinds of tournament are really good for budding players as they get a proper exposure. The game is not so famous among the youngsters and such kinds of tournaments will surely uplift the game,” said Zubin Kumar, an international table tennis player.


Junior boys (Semi-final): Rohan (ASR) b Mayank Kapoor (Chd) 3-1 (9-11, 11-5, 11-7, 12-10); Ayush (Spt) b Roopam (Jlr)- 3-1(11-7, 11-8, 5-11, 11-6); final: Ayush (Spt) b Rohan (Asr) 3-0 (11-7, 11-7, 11-6); junior (girls’) final: Barbie Bajaj b Richa Katoch (Chd) 3-1 (11-3, 11-0, 7-11, 11-7) youth (girls’) semi-final: Garima b Nirdosh 3-1 (7-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-9); Naina b Meghna 3-2 (13-11, 10-12, 10-12, 11-7, 11-8); youth girls’ (final): Garima Goyal b Naina Suri; youth boys’ (final): Kartik Dogra (Jlr) b Roopam (Jlr) 3-1 (11-9, 11-8, 7-11,11-5); men’s single (semi-final): Manpreet b Mayank Kapoor 3-1 (9-11, 11-3, 11-4, 11-9); Roopam (Jlr) b Rohan (Asr) 3-0 (12-10, 11-4, 11-8); men’s single (final): Roopam (Jlr) b Manpreet (Ldh) 11-5, 11-4, 11-4.

Women (final): Garima (EFSO) b Nirdosh (Ldh) 3-1(9-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-5); veteran single (final): Heera Goswami (Jhajar) b Nalin Somani (Pkl) 3-1 (11-9, 9-11, 13-11, 11-6).



Maharashtra win top honours
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 26
The Maharashtra team secured first position with 95 gold medals, 36 silver medals and 22 bronze medals in the 9th National Choi-Kwang-Do Championship for Boys and Girls (U-10, U-14, U-17 and U-19), held here today.

In boys’ category, Haryana finished second with eight gold medals, 48 silver and 28 bronze medals while Utrakhand secured third place with 55 gold medals, 15 silver and 12 bronze medals.

In the girls’ category, the Maharashtra team won the top honour with 45 gold, 39 silver, 18 bronze and the Haryana team won second place with 50 gold, 12 silver and four bronze medals. Chhattisgarh finished third with 15 gold medals, nine silver medals and eight bronze in the tourney.


Mirth Patil, Vishnu Abrol, Anirudha Bhardwaj, Vishal Chahal, Shaurya Pant Yadav, Tarjeet Singh, Hridayesh, Vinay Lachnotra, Abhishek Bhardwaj, Jagrantha Sahoo, Ishaan Kaushik, Prathak Garg, Yash Pant Yadav, Yuvraj Bhatia, Adamya Gupta, Nischay Kaushal, Kartikay Sokhal, Kesar, Agniv Majumdar, Yupendra Thakur, Shreyas Kotwal, Vijay Bisht, Ishan Khan, Anshul Bansal, Anurag Sikarwar, Harsh Singhaniya, Akash Bhardwaj, Om Puri, Ayushh Garg, Mukul Garg, Mayank Bassi, Harshvardhan Patel, Gurtej Singh, Anchit Sharda, Shreshth Sharma, Anantyash Dixit, Vishav Partap, Pranay Gupta, Aryaman Mohan, Laksh Vig, Sarthak Kakkar, Medhansh Prashar, Aniket Bhardwaj, Nipun Garg, Ayushh Sharma, Rahul Mandal, ML Ashik, Sanket Takale, Rahul Singh, Karan Dev, Lakshay Aggarwal, Saurabh Bhagat, Nilesh Bhad, Tegh Kanwar Singh, Yash Bagrecha, Deepak Yadav, R Aswin Kumar, Aayush, Prathmesh Chaudhary, Manish Kalyan, Harsh Chopra, Mohit Kale, M Aaroan, Mahesh Devkate, Chirag Aggarwal, Rinku Langyian, T Yuvan Nethaji, Aniket Sharma, Umar Rashid Khan, Varun Kumar Tiwari, Md Shahbaz, Anuj Bansal, Dhanesh Mane, Somanatha Sahoo, Ankit Akash Wali, Aniket Singh, Abhishek Gupta, GR Dharunesa, Rushikesh Simpi, Prahsant Dhope, Yanshul Kamboj, NS Kavin, Abhijet Singh, Harish Danu, Siddharth Kaushik, Jairaj Singh, Vivek Burut, Pankaj, Vedant Khandelwal, R Charan, Yatharth Bansal, E Mithun Somatah.



Pradeep wins chess tourney
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 26
Pradeep Singh Negi secured full 5.5 points to win the 6th round of Chandigarh Team Chess Championship, held at St Xavier's Sr SecSchool, 44.

Point position

5.5 Points: Pradeep Singh Negi; 5 Points: Himal and Nitin; 4.5 Points: Sanjeev Biswas; 4 Points: Abhinandan, Piyush, Anmol, Anubhav, Harinder Pal Singh, Manmohan Singh, Vipan; 3.5 Points: Anil Raina, Shivika, Rahul Arora, Tanya, Jaskeerat; 3 Points: Abhinav Bansal, Amartya Bhattacharya, Prateek Wadhwa, Akshit Khunger, Kritika Kapila, Aryan Oswal, Kashish Jain; 2.5 Points: Kashish Kaushal, Shweta, Rishab Jain, Anhat Singh, Sishir Lamba; 2 Points: Hardeep Singh, Vansh Chawla, Uday Vats, Arshdeep Singh, Suveer Bhatia, Sidharth Mahajan; 1.5 Points: Ishaan and Komal Bhatia; 1 Point: Nivedan Bhardwaj, Maurya Mahajan, and Agamjot Singh.



Handball meet
GGDSD-32 register win

Chandigarh, December 26
The softball team of GGDSD College, Sector 32, trounced Post Graduate College, Sector 46, in the match of Panjab University Inter-College Softball for Men, being held at PU grounds, here today.

The winning team defeated Post Graduate College, Sector 46, by 7-5 while in the second match, the host team Panjab University campus defeated Post Graduate Government College, Sector 11, by 12-2. — TNS



DP Azad academy beat APJ school

Chandigarh, December 26
The team of DP Azad Academy (A) defeated APJ School, Kharar, by 84 runs in the ongoing Saupin’s Tri-city League Cricket Tournament for Boys (U-12), held at the Banyan Tree School 48.

Electing to ball first, the bowlers of the APJ School failed to stop the winning team score 200 runs for two wickets. Harinder scored a quick-fire 135 off 75 balls while Ayudh contributed 31-run. In reply, the APJ School, Kharar, managed to score 116 runs for 8 in 20 overs. — TNS



Hockey trials

Chandigarh, December 26
The UT sports department will organise trials to select the Chandigarh civil services hockey team on December 29 at Hockey Stadium of Sports Complex, Sector 42, here.

The district sports officer, KS Bharti, said all the departments of the UT administration are eligible to take part in the trials. The selected team will represent the city in All India Civil Services Hockey Tournament to be held at Astroturf Hockey Stadium, Marabadi, Ranchi, from January 15 to 19. — TNS



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