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DC warns candidates against violating EC norms
May face cancellation of candidature
Our Correspondent

Fatehgarh Sahib, January 3
No candidate or political party would be allowed to set up its polling booth near the polling station and government employees would get their voter slips at their doorstep.

Only those voters having photo identity cards would be allowed to cast their votes. The candidates would be allowed to spend only Rs 16 lakh on elections and before organising any rally, meeting or procession, they have to get prior permission from the district election official (DEO).

He said special surveillance teams had been constituted, which would keep a close watch on these rallies. If any candidate violated the directions of the Election Commission, his candidature can be cancelled, said Yashveer Mahajan, Deputy Commissioner-cum-DEO, while presiding over a meeting of representatives of political parties, printing press owners, cable operators, wine contractors, social organisations, self-help groups and bank managers here today.

He had called the meeting to brief them about the latest guidelines of the Election Commission of India. He said nominations would be filed from January 5 to January 12, scrutiny of papers would be done on January 13, withdrawal of nomination would be done on January 16 and polling on January 30.

He directed the printing press owners to get an affidavit from the candidates containing the name of customer, material of printing and number of copies before printing the material. He said the printing press would mention its name on printing material and send 10 copies of the material to the DEO.

He directed the wine contractors to keep the record of sale and store of wine in a register and special teams can check any time. He directed the wine contractors to keep their shops closed on the polling day. He warned that the violators would be booked.

He directed bank managers to open separate account of the candidates and if any candidate withdrew more than Rs 20,000, they must inform the DEO, besides this, if any one makes transaction worth Rs 1 lakh to Rs 10 lakh, they should also intimate.

He directed the local cable operators to get prior approval of media certification and monitoring committee to telecast any appeal or other material of the candidate. He urged the social organisations and self-help groups to provide information to election officials, if they found any violation of the election code.



Three arrested for betting
Rs 24,000, 16 mobiles, 1 TV set recovered from their possession
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, January 3
The police claimed to have arrested three persons for allegedly betting on T20 Australian matches here today.

In addition to Rs 24,000 cash, 16 mobile phones, two laptops, two hard disks, two calculators and one television set were recovered from the accused, identified as Rajesh, Anil and Arun.

Rajesh is a resident of Ludhiana, while other two belong to Jalandhar, said the police.

The accused have been betting on matches being played between Adelaide and Brisbane during the Big Bash Tournament held in Australia. Though the accused involved in betting at major tournaments have been arrested by the police many times earlier, this was for the first time that people in this region have been found betting on domestic matches of a foreign country, said Maneesh Chaudhary, Deputy Commissioner of Police.

According to the police, they got information that betting was organised from a house in Sector 21. Following this, a team, including Inspector Dharambir, Sub-Inspectors Narender Rana and Balwan, raided house No. 1304, Sector 21, and nabbed the accused.

The accused had got the house on a rent only a few weeks ago, said the police. The accused will be produced in court tomorrow.



2 booked for abducting minor, 1 held

Zirakpur, January 3
The Zirakpur police today booked two youths for abducting a minor girl from Dhakoli. The accused have been identified as Jasbir Singh and Surjit, both residents of Sector 20, Panchkula. However, the police has arrested Surjit, Jasbir is still at large.

Babbu Singh, a resident of Shalimar Enclave, in his complaint to the police alleged that he, along with his family members went to Dera Bassi for some work and when they returned, they found that the door was open and his daughter was missing.

He told later he found that the accused, Jasbir Singh, lured his daughter for marriage and took her away. Babbu Singh also alleged that he found that Surjit dropped Jasbir Singh and his daughter at the Zirakpur bus stop in his auto-rickshaw. ó TNS



Teenager robbed at knifepoint
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 3
Three persons were robbed of their belongings in separate incidents in the city today. In one of the incidents, a 15-year-old boy was robbed of his mobile phone.

The teenaged boy was robbed of his cell phone and some cash at a knifepoint near his residence in Sector 22 last night. The boy was returning to his residence from a market when an unidentified youth stopped him and threatened him with a knife. Sanjiv Rai Walia, the victimís father, lodged a case against the unidentified person at the Sector 17 police station.

In two other cases, two persons, Varinder Dass and Dular Chand, were also robbed of their mobile phones and some cash opposite the Golf Ground road. Both were attacked by a group of around six unidentified youths.

1 held under Arms Act

The police today arrested a resident of Bapu Dham Colony with a sharp-edged weapon. Harvinder Singh, a resident of Bapu Dham Colony, Sector 26, was arrested and a sharp-edged knife was recovered from his possession. The police received secret information that he was going to commit a crime.



Hotelier, wife held for forgery
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 3
The UT police today arrested a Panchkula-based hotelier, Jatinder Shingari, and his wife, Kiran Bala, in a case of forgery. The case was registered against the couple at the Industrial Area police station.

According to sources, a complaint had been filed against the couple regarding forgery in the documents of a showroom in Sector 20, Chandigarh.

This is not the first time that Jatinder Shingari has been arrested. In 2009, the Panchkula police had arrested Shingari and his son Rahul Shingari for threatening the owner of a garment factory in Industrial Area, Chandigarh.

Jatinder Shingari is the son of Joginder Singh Shingari, a former nominated councillor of Panchkula MC and president of the Panchkula Hoteliers and Restaurant Welfare Association.



St Anneís thrash St Johnís
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 3
St Anneís School defeated St Johnís School in the first match of the 14th Blessed Edmond Rice Cricket Tournament, being held at St Johnís School, here today.

The host team bundled out on mere 88 runs in 19 overs with Akhil (23) and Ajaysh (14) contributing in teamís total. For the bowling side, Simarpreet and Jason took two wickets each.

In reply, St Anneís team achieved the target for the loss of 3 wickets in 11.1 overs. Shivam (28) scored the highest runs for the team while Savrabh contributed 15 runs. For St Johnís, Abhishak and Sahil took one wicket each.
In another match, Government Model High School, Sector 26, routed St Stephen School, Sector 45, by 17 runs.

Batting first, the winning side scored a total of 145 for 5 in 20 overs. Anil scored an unbeaten 85 runs and his counterpart Omkar added 39 runs in the teamís total. Akash Rana scalped three wickets for St Stephen School. While chasing the target St Stephan fell short of 17 runs and managed to score 128 for 7 in 20 overs.

Talvinder remained the noticeable batsman for the team for his 39 runs while Karan scored 25 runs. For the GMHS, Sector 26, Rahul claimed 3 wickets while Abhay took two wickets.



MCA (A), BTS log victories in cricket tourney
Tribune News Service
A player plays a shot during a cricket tournament in Sector 48, Chandigarh, on Tuesday
A player plays a shot during a cricket tournament in Sector 48, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Chandigarh, January 3
The cricket teams of MCA (Team A) and BTS School, Sector 48, registered their respective wins in the league matches of 1st Saupin's Tricity League Cricket Tournament, held here today.

In the first match of the day, the MCA (Team A) defeated St Soldier School, Panchkula. After decided to bat first, the MCA team set a target of 127 runs in the 20 overs.

Kunal scored a brilliant knock of 51 off 28 balls while Tushar contributed 44 off 38. For the bowling side, Ujjawal took 1 for 16 while Arjun took a wicket for 12.

The team of St Soldier's failed to achieve the target and scored 119 runs in 20 overs.

Kshitij (40) and Vishesh (23) were the main scorers for the team. For the MCA, Tushar claimed 3 for 18.

The second match went to the host BTS School after they defeated MCA (B) team.

After deciding to bat first, the winning side scored a total of 155 in the allotted 20 overs slot and lost 5 wickets.

Satpreet scored a quick fire 49 off 25 and he was equally supported by Sarab who scored another rapid 38 off 20. Sunny (20 off 11) was another noticeable batsman. For the bowling side, Zorawar took 3 for 22.

In reply the MCA (B) team managed to score only 103 runs and was bundled out in 14 overs. Anuj was the only noticeable scorer with his 14 runs contribution.



Amit leads Haryana team to 28-run victory
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 3
A fine all-round performance by Amit Chaudhary helped the Haryana team to overcome Rajasthan team during the match of 57th National School Games Cricket Championship for boys (U-19), held in Delhi.

Amit took three wickets and scored an unbeaten 32 runs to ensure teamís third position in the tournament.

The Haryana team defeated Rajshthan by 28 runs. Batting first, the winning team scored 139 runs in the allotted 20 overs with Rahul Chopra (47) and Anish (37) contributing a lionís share. For Rajasthan, Ashol Chimma was the pick of the bowlers for his 3 for 25.

In reply, the Rajasthan team managed to score only 111 runs in the allotted slot.

Ashok Chima remained unbeaten on 50 runs while Yash Sharma added 15 runs in teamís total. Anish and Aman claimed two wickets each for Haryana.

Brief Scores:

Haryana: 139 for 9 in 20 overs (Rahul Chopra 47, Anish 37, Amit Chaudhary 32 not out, Ashol Chimma 3 for 25, Baljeet 2 for 22)

Rajsthan: 111 for 9 in 20 overs (Ashok Chima 50 not out, Yash Sharma 15, Amit Chaudhary 3 for 21, Anish 2 for 17, Aman 2 for 21).



CRICKET tournament
Punjab take vital lead
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 3
Punjab team batsmen Gitansh Khera (54) and Gurkirat Singh (60) will open teamís innings during the second day of Col CK Nayudu Trophy in the final match against Delhi, tomorrow.

Delhi, after winning the toss offered the Punjab team to bat first. But the latter lost two wickets quickly of openers Jeevanjot (11) and Kunwar Raina (22).

After being 3 for 43 Pargat Singh and Himanshu Chawla took repnsibility of the team before Varun Sood bowled out Chawla for 21 runs followed by wicket of Pargat Singh who got caught on 78 off 128 including ten fours and one six.

Thereafter, Gitansh Khera and Gurkirat Singh took the Punjabís total to 261 for 5 at the close of dayís play.

Gurkirat Singh and Gitansh Khera remained unbeaten through out teamís innings.

For Delhi; Sunny Sehrawat, Varun Sood took two wickets each while Vikram Dahiya took 1 for 55.



Meena, Paramjeet, Soyphat bring laurels
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 3
Weightlifter Meena Kumari bagged three silver medals in the Womenís (58kg) categry during the Senior (men and women) National Weightlifting Championship held at Behrampur in Orrisa from December 24 to 28.

Meena lifted a total of 78 kg in snatch and 103 kg in clean and jerk. Another weightlifter Paramjeet Singh won the bronze medal for his 287 kg lift while Soyphat Singh lifted 281 (125kg snatch and 156kg clean) to win the bronze medal.



City tae kwon do players shine
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 3
City tae-kwon-do players bagged four medals in the recently held 26th National ITF Tae-kwon-do Championship held at Kurukshtera from December 28 to 30.

Arjun bagged silver medal in below 20 kg category while Kanchan Rathor won a gold medal in 58 to 64 kg category. Keshav Dutt won a gold medal in 71 to 78 kg and Mahima won a bronze medal in 40 to 45 kg group.



Volleyball trials on January 7
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 3
The UT administration sports department will conduct trials to select the civil services volleyball team on January 7. The trials will be conducted at Volleyball Courts, Sports Complex, Sector 7.

All the departments of UT admn are eligible to take part in the trials. The participants should carry their I-cards. The selected team will represent the city in the All- India Civil Services Volleyball Tournament from Feb 1 to 3 at SAI, Sector 15, in Gujarat.



Volleyball tourney from Jan 28
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, January 3
The Haryana Sports Welfare Association will organise 1st Chaudhary Ranbir Singh Volleyball Championship from January 28 to 30 at Hooda Sports Complex, Sector 3.

The organisers will award man of the match mementos after every match along with cash prize to the winners and runners-up of the competition.

The teams from Haryana and tri-city can participate in the open category championship. No entry fee will be charged from the teams.

The teams from villages, schools, colleges, gram panchayat, government institutions, academies and clubs can also participate in the tournament.

The interesting teams can submit their entries to Subhash Chaudhary (09215335024) and Sube Singh (9217885748) before January 15 with list of team members.



Volleyball championship from Jan 4
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 3
The Indian Audit and Accounts Department (IA and AD) will organise the IA and AD North Zone Volleyball Championship at Sports Complex, Sector 46, from January 4 here.

A total of six teams including AG Haryana, AG Uttar Pradesh, AG Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi Audit, AG Himachal Pradesh and the host AG Punjab will vie for the top honours in the three day tourney.

AG Haryana will clash against that of AG Jammu and Kashmir while the host AG Punjab will lock horns with Delhi Audit during the inaugural day.



Athletics trials on January 5
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 3
The UT education department will conduct trials to select the team of athletics for boys and girls (U-14, U-17 and U-19) on January 5 at 9.00 am. Venue for the trials is Sports Complex, Sector 7.

The selected players will undergo a training camp before representing the city in the 57th National School Games.

All the interested athletes from affiliated schools are advised to carry a reference letter from their respective head of schools, identity card and date of birth proof.



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