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Redress commission asks doctor to pay 2.5 lakh
Our Correspondent

Ambala, February 9
The Haryana State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has imposed a penalty of Rs 2.5 lakh on a doctor of the civil hospital and insurance company.

According to information, Devender Kumar, a resident of Kalka, had admitted his wife at the civil hospital, Ambala City, on February 13, 2006 for medical check up.

A doctor of the Civil Hospital examined her and told that she had to undergo an operation as she was suffering from hernia. On June 15, she was operated and she died on June 16.

Devender filed a complaint with the district consumer form who dismissed his petition. Later, he appealed in the state consumer commission.




Four die in 3 accidents
Our Correspondent

Ambala February 9
Four persons were killed and two others were seriously injured in three separate road accidents at Ambala today.

In first such accident, Balbir (32) and Karam Chand, residents of Patiala, were going on their motorbike when an ambulance hit them. Balbir died on the spot while Karam succumbed to his injuries in the PGI, Chandigarh.

In another accident, Bablu, died and two of his friends were seriously injured when their cars collided head on with a truck on the Ambala Jagadhri road near Ambala.

In the third incident, a labourer was killed on the Ambala-Naraingarh road near this morning when he fell down from a tractor trolley. All of a sudden, the trolley lost balance and the labourer fell on the road. He was rushed to the hospital where he was declared brought dead.



Proclaimed offender arrested
Our Correspondent

Ambala, February 9
The Ambala police has arrested a proclaimed offender Kamaljeet alias Pinder who was involved in a gang rape case. The police produced him in a local court and demanded his police custody for one day.

The DCP, Ambala Shashank Anand, while briefing the details, said that a woman of Delhi had filed a complaint with the Nenyolla police on June 23, 2011 in which she had alleged that five persons riding on two motorbikes forcibly took her to a field and gang raped her while when she was going after worshiping at a religious place in the village.

The police had arrested four of the accused namely; Parvinder Singh, Narender Singh, Jitender Singh and Gagandeep Singh in this regard but the fifth accused Kamaljeet had been absconding since then.

The DCP said that another case against Kamaljeet was registered in the Naggal police station on the charges of absconding while a rape case was pending against him in the police station.



Man arrested
Our Correspondent

Ambala, February 9
The Ambala police has arrested Gurjot Singh, against whom the police had registered a case around two months ago.

Sources said, Gurjot Singh who was accompanying a marriage party at a resort in Matheri Shekhan village close to Ambala City on December 6, 2011 and had fired several rounds in the air to celebrate the wedding. One of the bullets hit Naresh Sharma, a member of the marriage party, who later succumbed to his injuries. A case was registered against Gurjot Singh. The police said, after the incident, Gurjot Singh was absconding.



Punjab history conference begins
Tribune News Service

Patiala, February 9
The three-day Punjab History Conference being organised at Punjabi University, began today. “HK Dua, Rajya Sabha member, and the former Editor-in-Chief of The Tribune discussed at length about the widespread discrimination and miseries of women at every stage and in every phase of their lives.

A large number of delegates from Punjab, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi and from other parts of India are attending the conference.



Implement child plan, HC tells Punjab, UT
Saurabh Malik
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 9
More than 35 years after the Integrated Child Development Scheme was launched by the Centre, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has asked the state legal services authority of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh to step in for its implementation.

The States of Punjab and Haryana have also been asked to file status reports, along with the copies of their schemes, if any. Advocate DS Patwalia has also been appointed as the amicus curiae or the friend of the court.

The Union of India, through the Ministry of Child and Woman Development, too has been impleaded as a party in the case. It has been asked to "file a detailed affidavit on the nature of the scheme, its mechanism, how it operates and funds allocated to Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh".

"The affidavit shall also indicate whether the scheme is being monitored by some nodal agency. The details of the funds allocated to the states and the utilisation of the funds shall also be specified," the Bench added.

The scheme was launched in 1975 as a pilot project aimed at improving the health and nutritional status of children up to the age of six, reducing the rate of malnutrition, mortality, morbidity and school dropout, and for giving children an opportunity for proper foundation of their physical, mental and social development. It also helps enhance the capability of mothers to look after the nutritional and health status of their children.

The directions by the Bench, headed by Justice MM Kumar, come at a time when the child rights year is being commemorated across the country.

Taking up the petition filed by social worker Balwinder Singh Bhinder on effective non-implementation of the scheme, the Bench asserted: "As year 2011-12 is being celebrated as the year of children rights by the States and the National Legal Services Authority, we request the member secretaries of the state legal services authority of both Punjab and Haryana, as well as the Union Territory of Chandigarh, to take cognisance of the petition and help in the implementation of the scheme".

The Bench also asked them to get hold of the original scheme and provide relevant data to the amicus curiae as well as the petitioner in person so that suitable directions may be issued from time to time".

Before parting with the case, the Bench directed that the copy of the petition would be supplied to the Union of India along with the States of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh for necessary action.



Man acquitted in murder bid case
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 9
The court of District and Sessions Judge SK Goel today acquitted a 24-year-old youth in an attempt to murder case. The court acquitted Vishal Sharma, a resident of Dhanas, who was booked in an attempt-to-murder case in 2009.

“The prosecution has failed to bring home guilt of the accused and it is not fit to record conviction against the accused,” stated the judge in the order.

The case was registered in 2009 after Kulbir Singh, a Dhanas resident, was stabbed. The police had arrested Vishal Sharma in the case.

Vishal had knifed Kulbir on the face and abdomen. All the witnesses turned hostile in the case following which the accused was acquitted.



Undertrial booked for threatening witness in court
Had burnt turban of a policeman earlier
Tribune News Service

Mohali, February 9
A day after Amir Kamboj, an under trial in a case of dacoity threatened and slapped a witness on the district court premises, here. The police has booked the accused under Section 195-A (threatening someone to give false evidence) of the IPC. A case has been registered at the Matour police station.

The incident took place yesterday, when Amit Kamboj, who has been booked in several cases of extortion, snatching and robbery, manhandled and slapped Deepak Bansal, a witness in a case of murder. When the incident took place, Amit was hand cuffed on one his hands. On November 21, Amit had shoved-off the turban of a Punjab Police head constable before setting it on fire.

He had been brought on production warrant from Ferozpore jail where he has been lodged in connection with a dacoity case. After attending the court proceedings, the criminal was being taken out of the court and on reaching near the gate, Amit requested the cops accompanying him, for a dialogue with Deepak. The witness ran into the court of Additional District and Session Judge Rajinder Aggarwal. The ADSJ, while taking the cognisance of the situation, directed the police to take stern action against Amit.

A police official said the under trial was facing 33 cases of dacoity, robbery and murder at Ludhiana, Mohali and other places in Punjab. Presently, he was facing trial in connection with a dacoity at Sohana.



3 booked in assault case
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 9
Jalam Singh, a resident of Sector 26, complained to police that three unknown persons assaulted him yesterday. A case under Sections 308, 323 and 506 of the IPC has been registered at the Sector 26 police station.



10 boozers, 2 chicken corners booked
Tribune News Service

Zirakpur, February 9
Coming down heavily on those, drinking in public places, the Zirakpur police has not only booked the guzzlers but also proceeded against the shopkeepers supplying food stuff in the open.

The Zirakpur SHO, Yogi Raj, stated that the police was receiving complaints for the past sometime against the nuisance creating by the boozers outside meat shops in the residential area.

He said the residents of nearby shops were complaining that the shopkeepers were supplying food stuff to Bacchus after they parked their cars on the road and allegedly consume liquor at public place.

Residents also complained that most of the times, people had created ruckus under the influence of liquor after abusing each other, he added.

After getting the information, the police raided the shops last night and found at least 10 cars that were parked outside the shops. After a video graphing, the police registered a case against 10 alleged boozers and two chicken corners, the SHO added.



DJ owners booked
Tribune News Service

Zirakpur, February 9
The Zirakpur police has booked two DJ owners for playing loud music at marriage palaces on the Zirakpur-Kalka highway after 10.30 pm on Wednesday night in two separate cases.

The accused have been identified as Happy DJ from Panchkula who was playing music in Sekhon Banquet hall and Sanjeev DJ from Panchkula who was playing in Grace Banquet hall.

The investigating officer said after receiving the complaint, he along with police team raided the marriage palaces and registered case against them for violating the DC’s orders.



coca-cola cup
Manraj scripts YPS-Mohali win
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 9
Manraj Singh scoring 96 runs in 99 balls guided Yadavindra Public School (YPS), Mohali, to win by 85 runs after defeating Paragon School, Mohali, during a match of the Coca-Cola Cup-2012 being played here today.

YPS won the toss and elected to bat first and were able to score 200 runs in 35 overs after losing five wickets. While Manraj remained the highest scorer for the team, Jaskaran Singh supported him with the score of 40 runs.

On the other hand, Paragon School while chasing the target were bundled out at 115 in 19 overs. Vikas (35 in 39) and Sukhdeep (21 in 27) were the highest scorers for the team. In another match, St Stephen’s School, Togan, defeated APJ, Kharar, by 69 runs.

Brief score (Match I):

YPS: 200 for 5 in 35 overs (Manraj Singh 93, Jaskaran Singh 40; Gaurav 1 for 30).

Paragon: 115 all out in 19 overs (Vikas 35; Sukhdeep 21 in 27, Jaskaran 6 for 14, Arbaaz 2 for 10).

Match II: St Stephen’s: 206 all out in 49.3 overs (Akshdeep 63, Karan Aggarwal 28; Ashish Bisht 5 for 18). APJ: 137 all out in 38.1 overs (Manbeer Singh 31, Akash 18; Subham Bedi 4 for 13, Gaurav Bedi 1 for 18).



athletics meet
Manpreet hogs limelight in 50m race
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 9
Manpreet Kaur stood first in the 50m race at the second day of the annual athletics meet of the Government College of Education, Sector 20-D, held here today.

The meet was inaugurated by Dr R Agnihotri, college vice-principal, by unfurling the college flag. The oath was taken by Abhay Bhagat, a student of BEd, who secured a silver medal during the Panjab University Inter-College Basketball Tournament and a bronze medal in discus throw during the Panjab University Inter-College Athletics Meet, 2011.

Around 30 events are being organised as a part of the meet.


Girls (50m race): Manpreet Kaur 1, Sushila Punia 2, Harleen Kaur 3.

Three-legged race: Remi Garg & Deepika Rani 1, Gayatri & Richa Kashyap 2, Neha & Harleen Kaur Bains 3.

Three-legged race (BEd yoga): Mukti Hooda & Preeti Saini.

400m race (BEd yoga): Deepika 1, Soni Gupta 2, Mukti Hooda 3.

400m race: Sumedha 1, Suhila Punia 2, Rajni Sarao 3.

Boys: (1,500m race): Surjan Singh 1, Bhabit Sharma 2.

1,500m race (BEd yoga): Hanumant 1, Navneet Tiwari 2, Sourabh Malik 3.

Three-legged race (BEd yoga): Navneet Tiwari & Hanumant 1.



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