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45-year-old man dies after being hit by car
Tribune News Service

Zirakpur, February 4
A 45-year-old man died after being hit by a car on the railway overbridge of Zirakpur-Kalka highway on Friday. The deceased was identified as Raju Sahu, a resident of Sector 45-B, Chandigarh.

In his complaint to the police, the relative of the deceased, Sanjay Kumar, stated that the incident took place when they were moving towards Sector 20, Panchkula, 20 on their separate motorcycles. While they reached near Westwood Palace, a speeding car coming from Zirakpur side hit of Raju’s motorcycle. He fell down on the road and sustained serious injuries.

A passerby immediately took the victim to the Government Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula, where the doctors declared him brought dead.

Meanwhile, the car driver managed to escape from the spot. The police official stated that the number of the car had been identified. The body of the deceased was handed over to the family after conducting the postmortem and registering a case.

Couple booked for fraud

The police today booked a Mohali-based couple for duping a Zirakpur resident of Rs 1 lakh on the pretext of sending his son abroad. The police official stated that Bhupinder Sharma of Savitri Heights, Zirakpur, had filed a complaint alleging that Sumesh Sharma and his wife Nidhi Sharma, residents of Mohali, Phase VII, had taken Rs 2.25 lakh from him to send his son Harsh Prashar to the UK.

But after sometime, the couple failed to send his son abroad and they returned Rs 1.25 lakh.

When he asked for the rest of the amount, the accused gave a cheque to him. But due to non-available of cash in the account of the accused, the cheque bounced. And the accused neither sent his son abroad nor returned the money, the police added.

The police official said a case under Sections 406, 420 and 120-B of the IPC had been registered against the couple.


Street vendor stabbed in Sec 46
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 4
A day after a murder was reported following a clash in Sector 52, another incident of stabbing was reported in the rehri market of Sector 46 last night. The police has arrested accused Atinder Pal Singh who is a BA final-year student of Government College, Sector 46.

The victim, a street vendor, who sells cigarettes is critically injured and admitted at the PGI. The police has arrested the accused in a case of attempt to murder under Section 307 of the IPC at the Sector 34 police station.

Inspector Kirpal Singh, SHO, Sector 34 police station, said that the victim Lalit Mehta sells cigarette in the booth market of Sector 46. Atinder, a student and resident of Fatehgarh Sahib, came to him two days ago and purchased a beedi packet. He fled without paying any money to Lalit.

Atinder again returned last night and brought a knife with him. A scuffle ensued between them and he stabbed Lalit repeatedly in the chest.

The police reached the spot and rushed the victim to the PGI where he was battling critical injuries.



Students slapped with criminal charges, three absconding
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 4
A day after the clash between PUSU and SOPU supporters at a blood donation camp organised by PUSU at Panjab University, the police today charged them with a criminal case, slapping an FIR with sections of rioting and criminal intimidation on them. The students were arrested yesterday.

Following a complaint by Sukhjit Singh Barar, president PUSU, Punjab University, Sec-14, Chandigarh, the police had arrested Sonu, Manoj Lubana and Ranjot yesterday, but booked them only under preventive measures.

As per the complaint, the accused had threatened PUSU students when they were organising a blood camp near the Student Centre, Panjab University. Police today slapped sections 147,149, 323 and 506 of the IPC on them. The FIR was registered in police station Sector 11.

Inspector Gurmukh Singh, SHO, Sector 11 police station, said that three more accused in the case were absconding and raids were being conducted to arrest them. The three include Vikramjeet alias Vicky, Prabh, and Yashpal.

“We slapped stringent sections on the accused today after properly verifying the incident. Three accused were arrested yesterday and attempts are on to nab the rest,” said Gurmukh Singh.



Kuldeep fashions KXIP Red win
Tribune News Service

Mohali, February 4
Excellent spell of bowling by Kuldeep Diwan (4 for 21) enabled KXIP Red to defeat KXIP Blue by 8 wickets with 16 balls to spare in the inaugural match of KXIP Cup 2012 being held at the PCA Stadium, here today.

KXIP Red won the toss and elected to field first. KXIP Blue managed to score a modest total of 128 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in allotted 20 overs.

Openers Sarul Kanwar 23 and Parshant Chopra 23 gave a good start as the duo added 37 runs for the first wicket. Amitoze Singh 32 showed some resistance in the middle order, whereas the other batsmen gave away there wickets cheaply. KXIP Red bowlers bowled a tight line and length and did not give their opponents the free-run scoring options.

Kuldeep Diwan was the pick of the bowlers as he scalped 4 wickets for 21 runs from his 4 overs. He was equally supported by Jitender Mehta who took 2 wickets for 19 runs.

KXIP Red chased the target with ease in 17.2 overs due to belligerent knocks by Chetan Sharma 54 off 48 balls with the help of 7 boundaries and Abhimanyu Rana remained not out at his individual total of 44 runs off 33 balls, he hit 2 boundaries and 2 sixes. Kuldeep Diwan was adjudged the man of the match for his spell 
of 4-0-21-4.

Brief scores

KXIP Blue: 128 for 8 in 20 overs (Amitoze Singh 32, Sarul Kanwar 23, Prashant Chopra 23, Gourav Gupta 13, Kuldeep Diwan 4 for 21, Jitender Mehta 2 for 19)

KXIP Red: 132 for 2 in 17.2 overs (Chetan Sharma 54, Abhimanyu Rana 44 not out, Farman Ahmad 18, Amitoze Singh 1 for 20, Rinku Singh 1 for 24).

In the second match of the day played at same venue, the man of the match performance by Udya Kaul (76) enabled KXIP Green outclass KXIP Silver by 12 runs.

KXIP Green won the toss and elected to bat first and piled up a good total of 174 runs in allotted 20 overs. Vidyut 52 and Uday Kaul 76 batted briskly and added 81 runs for the 2nd wicket partnership as they lost their opener Karan Goel cheaply. Uday again stitched a fruitful partnership of 63 runs with Bhavin Thakkar 36 not out for the 3rd wicket. For KXIP Silver Ajit Chandela, Akshay Chauhan and Rajwinder Golu took a wicket each.

Chasing to a mammoth total, the KXIP Silver team lost there opener Simrat Bawa 1 in the 2nd over but Ravi Inder Singh 32 and Yashpal Singh were in great touch and added 46 runs off 30 balls before Ravi was removed by Ishan Malhotra in 7th over.

Taruwar Kohli stepped in and played an awesome innings of 41 runs with 1 boundary and 2 mighty sixes. KK Upadhyay bowled well at last to send back the dangerous looking Taruwar Kohli and took another 2 wickets to tighten the screw. Yashpal Singh effort of 68 not out runs was not enough to achieve the target and they fell short by 12 runs in last.

Brief scores

KXIP Green: 174 for 3 in 20 overs (Uday Kaul 76, Vidyut 52, Bhavin Thakkar 36 not out, Ajit Chandela 1 for 22, Akshay Chauhan 1 for 33).

KXIP Silver: 162 for 4 in 20 overs (Yashpal Singh 68 not out, Taruwar Kohli 41, Ravi Inder Singh 32, KK Upadhyay 3 for 28, Ishan Malhotra 1 for 28).

Tomorrow fixtures:

KXIP Blue will take on KXIP Silver in the morning encounter, whereas KXIP Red will face KXIP Green in the afternoon match. Both the matches would be played at Cricket Stadium, Sector 16.



Harish leads RealConn XI to victory
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, February 4
All-round performance by Harish Garg (47 and 4 for 25) enabled RealConn XI to defeat DLF XI in a league match of the Proflex Cup. The Proflex cup is being organised by the Chandigarh Sports Club at Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium, Sector 3, here.

After winning the toss, RealConn XI decided to bat first and amassed 199 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 25 overs. Vinay Goel was the leading run getter as he hit 70 runs off just 54 deliveries. He was ably assisted by Harish Garg who scored 47 runs towards the end of the inning. The bowlers were constantly under pressure and failed to find their line and length right and gave away 30 extra runs.

In reply, the openers of the DLF XI gave the team a good start and continued to score at a brisk pace making 100 runs in 14 overs for the loss of 2 wickets. The entire team was bowled out for 153 runs in 23.3 overs. Gagan was the highest scorer with 63 runs to his credit. For RealConn XI, Harish Garg was the pick of the bowlers as he scalped 4 wicktes for 25 runs.

Brief scores: RealConn XI: 199 for 6 in 25 overs. (Vinay Goel 70, Harish Garg 47, Vivek Sharma 27, Pawan Bisht 2 for 28).

DLF XI: 153 all out in 23.2 overs. Gagan 63, Rohit Sharma 27, Harish Garg 4 for 25, Vivek Sharma 2 for 34, Pawan 2 for 20).

In the second match of the day, Godrej and Boyce XI blew away competition from Ireo XI by 8 wickets. Batting first, Ireo XI could muster only 135 runs before being bowled out in the 25th over. In reply Godrej and Boyce XI achieved the target in the 20th over as Inderjeet Saini scored 67 runs and remained unbeaten till the end.

Brief scores

Ireo XI: 135 all out in 24.5 overs. (Anjeev Lohia 35, Praveen Kumar 25, Ajay Bhardwaj 4 for 32, Vijaypal 2 for 20).

Godrej and Boyce XI: 138 for 2 in 19.5 overs. (Inderjeet Saini 67 not out, Kulwinder Rambo 32 not out, Harminder Bawa 28, Praveen Kumar 2 for 32).



Haryana beat Karnataka 8-1
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 4
Haryana beat Karnataka by 8-1 in the league matches held on the second day of the National Artistic and Inline Roller Hockey Championship. The championship is being held at the KB DAV School and Indoor Skating Rink at Sector 10, here today.

Over 500 skaters have converged from different states of the country to participate in the championship.

Today’s results:

Men Inline Hockey

Haryana b Karnataka by 8-1, Punjab b Maharashtra by 18-0, Andhra Pradesh b J&K by 2-0, Tamil Nadu b Maharashtra by 4-1, Chandigarh b Delhi by 11-0, Karnataka b Chandigarh by 4-2, Punjab equals Andhra Pradesh by 1-1, Haryana b Delhi by 16-0, J&K b Maharashtra by 18-0, Punjab b Tamil Nadu by 8-0, Haryana b Andhra Pradesh by 2-1.

Women Inline Hockey-Haryana b Andhra Pradesh by 4-3.



Chandigarh police defeat mediapersons
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 4
The Chandigarh police team defeated mediapersons team by 121 runs in a friendly match held at LIC Ground, Sector 26, here today. The Chandigarh police chose to bat first after winning the toss and scored 225 runs.

Sanjeev Mahajan was adjudged as the best bowler and man of the match. Sub-inspector Satnam Singh was adjudged best batsman.

The DIG, Alok Kumar, bowled three overs and took two wickets for 13 runs. The DSP, Baljeet Chadda, took two wickets for 14 runs.

SI Satnam Singh scored 78 runs, Ramandeep scored 55 runs, Vishal scored 28 runs from the Chandigarh police side. The team made 225 runs at a loss of six wickets.

Sanjeev Mahajan took five wickets and made 25 runs. Vaibhav Sharma from the press team scored 13 runs.

The media team went to pavilion after scoring 104 runs.



Himachal Cricket Academy win by seven wickets
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 4
Stepping Stones Cricket Academy lost to Himachal Cricket Academy (HCA) by 7 wickets in the Sardar Bhagwant Singh Memorial Cricket Tournament 2012, here today.

The Tournament was organised by the Vivek High Asian Cricket Academy at Vivek High School, Sector 38. Stepping Stones Cricket Academy won the toss and elected to bat first and returned to pavilion after scoring 118 runs in 25 over. The Himachal Cricket Academy, however, was able to achieve the target of 119 runs within 17.2 overs losing 3 wickets.

Brief scores: Stepping Stones Cricket Academy: 118 runs for 9 in 25 overs (Pinto 32, Devinder 40, Tushar 12)

Himachal Cricket Academy: 119 runs for 3 wickets in 17.2 overs (Pawan 56, Veeru 23, Aman 10)

Man of the match: Pawan-56 runs and 2 wickets

Tomorrow match: Vivek High Asian Cricket Academy V/s St Stephens School Cricket Academy.



Thapar varsity boys win badminton, chess tourney
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 4
The boys of Thapar University, Patiala, bagged first prize both in badminton and chess matches in the Inter-Engineering Deemed University Badminton and Chess (boys and girls) Tournaments, here today. The matches were held at PEC University.

Results: Badminton (boys): Thapar University, Patiala-1; NIT, Hamirpur-2; NIT, Jalandhar-3.

Badminton (girls): NIT, Jalandhar-1; Thapar University, Patiala-2; NIT, Hamirpur-3.

Chess (boys): Thapar University, Patiala-1; NIT, Jalandhar-2; DCRUST, Murthal-3.

Chess (girls): SLIET, Longowal-1; NIT, Jalandhar-2; Thapar University, Patiala-3.



Saurabh hits first ‘white slam’

Panchkula, February 4
Saurab Sharma of Faridabad hit the first ‘White Slam’ in Haryana State and Inter-District Carrom Championship, being held here today. With the achievement, the Faridabad team reserved its place for the final match defeating the Mewat team in men’s category.

The women team of the Faridabad team beat Panchkula for 3-0 in the finals, here today.

Results: Girls (U-12): Nandini Chawla b Nidhi Guddu for 16-0.

Boys (U-12): Divig Banga b Naman Dham for 18-4.

Boys (U-14): Abhishek Kapoor b Kunal Kaushik for 15-3 and Vipul Sharma b Ashutosh Nagar for 20-3 in semifinals. — TNS



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