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Woman, paramour get life term
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 11
A local court today sent a woman and her paramour to life imprisonment in a murder case. The court sentenced 30-year-old Meena and 20-year-old Ved Prakash to undergo life imprisonment and also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on each of them. The two had murdered Avdesh, Meena’s husband, in Bapu Dham Colony on the night of Diwali in 2010. The murder took place on the night of November 5 and the body was found the next day.

The prosecution had stated that the murder was preplanned and the two were planning to dispose of the body when the police got information and apprehended them.

As per the prosecution theory, Meena took Avdesh to Ved Parkash’s second-floor residence in the the same colony, where the latter confronted him. Ved Parkash drew out a knife and attacked Avdesh on the neck. Avdesh was in an inebriated condition at that time and could not effectively resist. After stabbing him several times, the two waited for him to die.

They then planned to dispose of the body and brought a sack for the purpose; but they got scared to see too many people out of their home who were celebrating Diwali.

They then waited for the next day to dispose of the body and Meena went back to her residence, while Ved Parkash, too, stayed out.

The next morning, the police got to know about the murder and found the body stuffed in a sack. They also recovered the murder weapon and arrested Meena and Ved Parkash from the grain market in Sector 26. Avdesh used to sell lemonade while Ved Parkash used to sell chhole kulche just near his stall at the Sukhna Lake.

Avdesh got wind of his wife’s affair and tormented her every now and then. Meanwhile, Ved Parkash used to provide money to Meena. The day before Diwali, too, the couple had a fight. The couple had five children eldest being 12-year-old, all of whom were sent to Snehalaya.


Simran, Nayanika, Spurti impress
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 11
Simran Kaur Sethi, Nayanika Reddy Devireddy and Spurti Shivalingaiah in the girls singles and Rishab Agarwal in the boys singles displayed excellent tennis skills to advance in the ITF Junior India-1 (Grade 3) 2012 at the Tennis Complex in Sector 10 here today.

Second seed in the boys singles Chi-Shan Jao was shocked by unseeded Hyeon Chung of Korea while eighth seeded Indian Simran Kaur Sethi rallied to snuff out the strong resistance of Jiayuan Xue of China in the girls singles second round matches.

Other Indian girls to move up were Nayanika Reddy Devireddy who upset fourth seed Nina Stojanovic (Serbia) 7-5, 6-4 and fifth seed Spurti Shivalingaiah who defeated Pei-Wen Kao of Taipei 7-5, 6-3.

Top seeded Indian Rishab Agarwal took just 68 minutes to dispose of the challenge of Belgium’s Jeroen Royakkers whom he beat in straight sets 6-1, 6-2. Another Indian player Sumit Nagal’s winning spree was stopped by fourth seed Nattan Benjasupawan of Thailand 6-0, 7-6 (6) in a match that stretched to one hour and 35 minutes. With the exit of Sumit, only Rishab Agarwal is keeping the Indian challenge alive in the boys singles.

Korean Hyeon Chung, ranked 289th, and second seeded and 100th ranked Chi-Shan Jao of Taipei fought hard for survival before the Korean won by 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 registering an upset victory.


Boys singles (2nd round): 1-Rishab Agarwal (Ind) bt Jeroen Royakkers (Bel) 6-1, 6-2, 6-Naoki Nakawaga (Jpn) bt Stanjslav Korshunov (Rus) 6-2, 6-2, 4- Nattan Benjasupawan (Tha) bt Sumit Nagal (Ind) 6-0, 7-6 (6), Shao Chi Yang (Tpe) bt Akhmed Djamal Mukhamed (Uzb) 6-4, 6-3, Ivan Divkovic (Cro) bt 5-Teeradon Tortrakul Tha) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, Geens Clement (Bel) bt Lin-Wei Lin (Tpe) 6-1, 6-2, Robert Dula (Cro) bt Simon Steven (Bel) 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 and Hyeon Chung (Kor) bt 2-Chi-Shan Jao 6-1, 4-6, 6-4.

Girls singles (2nd round): 1-Ching-Wen Hsu (Tpe) bt Sai Samhitha Chamarthi (Ind) 7-6 (1) 6-1, 6-Sanae Ohta (Jpn) bt Dabin Kim (Kor) 6-1, 2-6, 6-4, Nayanika Reddy Devireddy (Ind) bt 4-Nina Stojanovic (Srb) 7-5, 6-4, Min-Chi Hsu (Tpe) bt Riya Bhatia (Ind) 5-7, 6-2, 6-2, 8-Simran Kaur Sethi (Ind) bt Jiayuan Xue (Chn) 5-7, 6-3, 7-5, 3-Madrie Le Roux (RSA) bt Shreya Pasricha (Ind) 6-2, 6-2, 5-Spurti Shivalingaiah (Ind) bt Pei-Wen Kao (Tpe)7-5, 6-3, and 2-Oleksandra Korashvili (Ukr) bt Carol Augustine-Benito (Esp) 6-1, 6-0.

Boys doubles (q-finals): 4- Hyeon Chung (Kor)/Shao-Chi Yang (Tpe) bt Yu Hao Chen (Tpe)/Shao-Yu Yu (Tpe) 6-3, 5-7 (10-2), 3-Sumara P Saradhi Adavelly (Ind)/Rishab Agarwal (Ind) bt Stanislav Korshunov (Rus)/Akhmed Djamal Mukhamed (Uzb) 6-3, 6-4, Sumit Nagal (Ind)/Naoki Nakagawa (Jpn) bt 2-Sahil Deshmukh (Ind)/Teeradon Tortarkul (Tha) 6-2, 6-1.



57th National School Games conclude 
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 11
Amidst a perfect sunny backdrop, the 57th National School Games concluded on a successfull note at the sports complex in Sector-42 here today. The games were organised by the education department.

UT Home Secretary Anil Kumar, the chief guest on the occasion, declared the 6-day meet as closed. He also gave away overall trophies and prizes to the winners in the games. Competitions were held in the disciplines of cricket, fencing, dodgeball, handball and choi-kwang-do. 

About 2200 participants from 24 states, 3 UTs and 3 units of School Games Federation of India (SGFI), including team managers and coaches, were part of the games which began on January 4. Peter Reddy and KS Murthy were present as observer of SGFI.

Sandeep Hans, chairman of the organising committee, read out a brief report on the event at the ceremony. The participants took part in a march past as a goodwill gesture towards the host city.

The event concluded with a folk presentation by the students of GMSSS Sector-10, release of a farewell kite and the retreat ceremony of the SGFI Flag. The national anthem was played at the end.


Cricket U-16 Boys: Ist-Punjab; 2nd-Uttar Pradesh; 3rd-Chandigarh; 4th-IPSC

Handball U-19 Girls: Ist-Chandigarh; 2nd-Delhi; 3rd-Himachal Pradesh; 4th-KVS

Handball U-19 Boys: Ist-Chandigarh; 2nd-Delhi; 3rd-Punjab.
Fencing U-14 Boys Team Event(Saber): 1st-Chandigarh; 2nd-Manipur; 3rd-Maharashtra and Punjab
Fencing U-14 Boys Team Event (Foil): 1st-Manipur; 2nd-Maharashtra; 3rd-Chandigarh and Punjab
Fencing U-14 Boys Team Event (Epee): 1st-Manipur; 2nd-Tamil Nadu; 3rd Chandigarh and Punjab
Fencing U-14 Girls Team Event (Saber): 1st- Manipur; 2nd-J & K; 3rd-Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu
Fencing U-14 Girls Team Event (Foil): 1st-Chandigarh; 2nd-Manipurp; 
3rd-Punjab and 3rd Maharashtra.
Fencing U-14 Girls Team Event (Epee): 1st-Manipur; 2nd-Punjab; 3rd-Chandigarh and Maharashtra
Fencing U-17 Boys Team Event (Foil): 1st-Tamil Nadu; 2nd Chandigarh; 3rd-Manipur and J & K
Fencing U-17 Boys Team Event (Sabre): 1st-Punjab; 2nd-Manipur; 3rd-Tamil Nadu and Chandigarh
Fencing U-17 Boys Team Event (Epee): 1st-Manipur; 2nd-Chandigarh; 3rd-Punjab and J & K
Fencing U-17 Girls Team Event (Saber): 1st -Chandigarh; 2nd-Manipur; 3rd-Punjab and Maharashtra
Fencing U-17 Girls Team Event (Epee): 1st-Manipur; 2nd-Chandigarh; 3rd-Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh
Fencing U-17 Girls Team Event (Foil): 1st-Manipur; 2nd-Chandigarh; 3rd-Punjab and Tamil Nadu.

Dodgeball U-19 Girls: 1st-Chandigarh; 2nd-Haryana; 3rd-Maharashtra and Delhi
Dodgeball U-19 Boys: 1st-Chandigarh; 2nd-Delhi; 3rd-Maharashtra and Punjab Choi- kwang-do U-19 Girls: 1st-Delhi; 2nd-Maharastra; 3rd-Haryana
Choi- kwang-do U-19 Boys: 1st-Haryana; 2nd-Chhatisgarhn; 3rd-Delhi.



Complaint to be lodged against UT team
Sanjay Bumbroo
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 11
Even as curtains were drawn on the 57th National School Games, organised by the education department, here today, the authorities have decided to file a complaint with the School Games Federation of India against the guest team for disturbing the games.

This is following the protest by members of the city-based Kerala Sabha over the beating of the handball players from Kerala.

Meanwhile, Director Public Instructions (Schools), who was responsible for the smooth conduct of the games, will also complain against the Kerala players for precipitating the matter.

A senior official of the education department said the Kerala players had first assaulted the local team on the field and later pressed certain members of their community to “aggravate” the matter.

Despite repeated attempts, the DPI (S) Sandeep Hans could not be contacted to elicit his views.

The handball team from Kerala had alleged that the host players had assaulted them with baseball bats, cricket bats and cricket stumps in the dying minutes of the game when they were emerging as winners. However, a compromise was reached between the two teams after the teams were given medical aid.



Sumit powers Haryana into u-19 semis
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 11
Excellent all-round performance by Sumit Hooda (29 runs and 3 wickets) enabled Haryana beat Tamil Nadu by 2 wickets in a nail-biting finish to enter the semifinal of the VHR Under-19 National Twenty20 League Cricket Championship being held at Hyderabad today.

The other teams which made to the semifinal are Pakistan, Hyderabad and Andhra Pradesh. Pakistan beat Maharashtra by 70 runs, Hyderabad beat Sri Lanka by 5 wickets and Andhara beat Uttar Pradesh by 5 wickets in the quarterfinal matches held today. Sumit Hooda of Haryana, along with Muhammad Rameez of Pakistan, were declared the Man of the Match. The Man of the Match trophy was awarded to the players by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad, who is also a former national player.

Spokesman for the Cricket Federation of India Amarjit Kumar said former Hyderabad Ranji Trophy player and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy would be the chief guest on the closing ceremony to be held tomorrow. Rajya Sabha MP and Secretary of the All-India Congress Committee V Hanumantha Rao would preside over the function.



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