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Sports day at Saffron City

Fatehgarh Sahib, February 11
Saffron City School, Fatehgarh Sahib, today celebrated its annual sports day at the school campus today. Chairperson JK Kahlon inaugurated the meet. Senior students took part in 100m race, 200m race, shot put, long jump and four hand races.

The juniors participated in races like 80m race, book race, shoes and socks race.

School managing committee president SS Kahlon gave away the prizes to the winners. — OC



Mystery shrouds theft at P’kula house
Tribune News Service

Forensics experts at a house in Sector 11, Panchkula, where a theft took place, on Saturday.
Forensics experts at a house in Sector 11, Panchkula, where a theft took place, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Panchkula, February 11
Mystery shrouds the theft at a house in Sector 4 when the police found a woman inside the house.
According to the information, Heera Lal, owner of house no. 284, Sector 4, had gone abroad with his wife to meet his kids. They stayed there for around two months. But, on Friday when they reached Delhi they informed their neighbours, who had the keys, to get their house cleaned.

On Saturday, when Heera Lal’s neighbours opened the lock of house no. 284, they found that the door was bolted from inside. They immediately informed the police. Thereafter, the police found a woman, identified as Neeru, who had worked as maid in the house till November, inside a room.

She told the police that she had come to the house to meet the owners of the house. She said as all the doors were opened she tried to bolt them from inside before moving out of the house from the main door. However someone closed the door from outside.

A senior police official said the things were scattered in the house but the owners are yet to submit the list of stolen articles. He added there were some loose ends in the story narrated by the maid and neighbours and the police was verifying the same.

Meanwhile, the police has questioned the maid and forensic experts of the Panchkula police collected samples from the house.

Heera Lal said they were yet to submit the list of stolen articles and the police was doing its work. 



Man dies in hit-and-run case
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 11
In a hit-and-run accident, Mangal Singh alleged that the driver of a car (HR-51-B-0912) sped away after hitting his bicycle near the road dividing sector 9 and 4 yesterday.

In the incident, pillion rider Shishpal was seriously injured and was admitted to the PGI where the doctors declared him brought dead. A case under sections 279 and 304-A of the IPC has been registered at Police Station 3 against Nand Kishore of Mani Majra. 



Nine held for gambling
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 11
Acting tough against satta (gambling) players, the police arrested as many as nine persons while they were playing satta at different places in the city here today.

Notably, it was reported in these columns on February 10 how satta (gambling) has become a trend and the city green belts are fast turning into ‘open casinos’.

In a case, the police has arrested Sombir of Sector 24 from the same sector while he was playing satta and recovered Rs 2,100 from his possession. A case under section 13A, 3 and 67 of the Gambling Act has been registered at Police Station 11. The crime branch arrested Sanjay Verma of Bhaskar Colony in Sector 25 while he was playing satta at Sector 24 and recovered Rs 2,100 from his possession. A case has been registered at Police Station 11.

The police has also arrested Vibhash Kumar from near his residence for playing satta and recovered Rs 2,050 while Arjun Kumar of Mauli Complex was also arrested for indulging in satta. The police has found Rs 535 on him. In another arrest for gambling, Mustak Ali, Mahesh Kumar, Ram Chander and Chote Lal of Manimajra were held near the Housing Board light point with cash. A case has been registered at the Manimajra Police Station.



Cheque stolen from shop: Jeweller
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 11
In a case of forgery, the owner of the Nikka Mal Babu Ram jewellery shop in Sector 22 has filed a complaint with the police that some unidentified person stole a blank cheque and tried to withdraw Rs 48.5 lakh from an account.

According to Kamal Jain, some unidentified person had stolen a blank cheque from his shop on January 18 and on February 5 he tried to withdraw Rs 48.5 lakh from a bank in Dehradun.

“On finding the cheque (number 990966) missing form the cheque book, I have requested the bank to stop all the payments. On February 5, the state bank of Patiala informed us that someone has applied for a cash withdrawal from Haridwar,” said Kamal.

A case has been registered at the police post of Sector 22 and the matter is under investigation.



Man injured in road mishap

Chandigarh, February 11
Jaspal Singh Rana, a resident of the city, alleged that he was injured after being hit by a rashly driven vehicle (PB-12L-9000) at the light point of Sectors 15 and 16 yesterday. A case under Sections 279 and 337 of the IPC has been registered

1 arrested

In another incident, the police has arrested Mukesh, a resident of Sector 56, and recovered 20 quarters of country wine from his possession. A case under Section 61-1-14 of the Excise Act has been registered. — TNS



Coca-Cola Cup: DAV-8 beat GMSSS-35

Chandigarh, February 11
DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, defeated Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35 (GMSSS-35), by 15 runs in a match played here today.

DAV won the toss and elected to bat first and had the steady start. DAV opener Bhagminder had a partnership of 82 runs with Vineet Dhaka. Bhagminder scored 81 runs and batted till 35 overs. In another match played at Banyan Tree School, Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, defeated Banyan Tree School by 211 runs.

Brief score: DAV: 247 for 6 (Bhagminder 81, Kulbeer 46, Rajesh Panchal 43, Vineet Dhaka 29).

GMSSS-35: 233 all out (Parvinder Singh 42, Jagmeet Singh 52, Utkarsh 33, Jagjit Singh 28). — TNS



Shubham wrecks YPS batting line
Tribune News Service

Mohali, February 11
A fine performance by Shubham Bedi (6 for 11) and Gaurav Bedi (4 for 25) coupled with 100-run opening wicket partnership between Karan Aggarwal and Jashanpreet helped St Stephen’s School, Togan, to defeat Yadavindra Public School by 9 wickets in Coca Cola Cup U-16 tournament here today.

The YPS team won the toss and elected to bat first. St Stephen’s School achieved the target of 143 runs to win the match, losing only one wicket.



Ludhiana eves pocket tae kwon do title
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 11
The Khalsa College for Women (KCW), Ludhiana, took away the trophy of the Panjab University Inter-College Tae kwon do (Women) Championship held at Panjab University here today.

The GN College for Girls, Muktsar, finished second, while PG Government College for Girls, Sector 11, Chandigarh, and Government College for Girls, Ludhiana, stood third and fourth, respectively.

Results:Below 46 kg: Pooja Thakur 1; Sakshi 2; Rajveer Kaur and Madhu Bala 3.

Below 49 kg: Navneet Kaur 1; Sonia 2; Sonia Sharma and Manpreet Kaur 3.

Below 53 kg: Kavita 1; Anju Saini 2; Rekha Rani and Ritu Saini 3.

Below 57 kg: Sarabjeet 1; Sangeeta 2; Sweeta Goyal and Ramandeep Kaur 3.

Below 62 kg: Kanchan Rathore 1; Salma 2; Ajaypal Kaur and Kanchan 3.

Below 67 kg: Azadvir Kaur 1; Asha 2; Garima Jain and Balwinder Kaur 3.

Below 73 kg: Veerpal Kaur 1; Megha Kapoor 2, Simranjeet Kaur and Navjot Kaur 3.

Over 73 kg: Visharanjzeet Kaur 1; Harpreet Kaur 2, Anjali and Sakshi Monga. 



Khalsa College lift cricket trophy
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 11
Khalsa College, Garhdiwala, defeated Government College, Karamsar, by 17 runs in the final of the Panjab University Inter-College Cricket (Men) B-Division Championship held at PU grounds here today.

Khalsa College with the help of Lovedeep Sharma (41), Amit Thakur (38) and Amit Kumar (15) were able to gather a total score of 148 runs in 30 overs.

In reply, Government College, Karamsar, were able to score 131 runs before getting all out in 25.3 overs. Dilpreet (55) and Manav (22) were the main scorers for the team. In another match for the third and fourth position, GGD SD College, Hariana (Hoshiarpur), got the better of GN Government College, Guru Teg Bahadurgarh (Moga), by four runs.GGD SD College scored 183 runs in 30 overs for seven, while in their reply, GN Government College could score 179 in 29.2 overs.



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