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Chinese delegation visits women centre
Tribune News Service

Patiala, April 23
A five-member Chinese delegation from the Shanghai University of Law and Political Science, led by Professor Guo Xuetang, visited Punjabi University’s Women’s Studies Centre and interacted with the members of the staff.

Dr Manju Verma, director of the centre, apprised them of the activities of the centre and showed them the films produced by the centre about the problems of aging women and of the women in un-organised sectors. The delegation showed keen interest in these activities and offered to do a joint research project on these issues.

They also visited the department of hospitality and hotel management religious studies, university’s museum, library and the botanical garden. The delegation also met Vice-Chancellor Dr Jaspal Singh and discussed future plans of MoU with the Punjabi University. In the evening, they enjoyed music and traditional Indian dances, organised by the Department of Youth Welfare.



Shopkeepers gherao MC office
Seek stoppage of demolition drive of 769 shops
Tribune News Service

Kharar, April 23
The members of the local Beopar Mandal ‘gheraoed’ the office of the municipal council for about two hours this morning. Sources said, around 700 shopkeepers sat on ‘dharna’ in front of the council’s office to stop them from carrying out demolition drive of as many as 769 shops, which were located on the highway.

“A demolition drive was scheduled to begin today following an order from the Punjab and Haryana High Court. But the shopkeepers gave a call of ‘bandh’ and ‘gheraoed’ the office at around 9 am this morning,” said the source.

Meanwhile most of the shops in the area and Mundi Kharar remained closed in protest.

After getting assurance from the MC’s officials that the drive would not be initiated, the shopkeepers lifted the ‘dharna’ at around 11 am.



abetment to suicide
Two booked

Ambala, April 23
The Ambala police has booked a resident of a nearby village of Ambala City and one of his female relatives on charge of abetment to suicide. Poonam, wife of Charanjeet, died last night under mysterious circumstances.

On the complaint of Poonam’s mother, the police registered a case against Charanjeet and one of his relatives this morning. Rani, mother of the deceased, said in the complaint that Poonam was married to Charanjeet in 1997 and she was harassed by her in-laws. She alleged that her daughter was forced to consume poison. — TNS



28-year-old man acquitted
Was booked for rape bid on six-year-old
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 23
A local court today acquitted a 28-year-old man of charges to attempt to rape a six-year-old. Her mother Geeta (40) had earlier turned hostile in the court of District Sessions Judge SK Goel.

As per the prosecution, the incident occurred in August, 2011, at the Mauli Complex of Mani Majra. The girl had gone to play at the house of the accused, Ramesh Kumar, who resided in rented accommodation in their neighbourhood.

After some time, her mother started looking for her. She later got to know that her daughter had gone to Ramesh’s house to play. When Geeta reached his house, she found it bolted from inside.

She then spotted him, a labourer, removing his and her daughter’s clothes. Seeing this, the woman raised an alarm. The accused, who was married, was later caught.

The accused was booked under Sections 376 and 511 of the IPC at the Mani Majra police station after his arrest on August 8, 2011.


BMW driver held, woman yet to be nabbed
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 23
The police today arrested the BMW driver who was involved in beating up a traffic policeman and tearing his uniform near the transit camp at Sector 52 here on Saturday evening. Jasbir Singh (23) of Kharar was arrested. He hailed from a farmer’s family and had been working as driver for the last two years and-a-half.

The police was yet to arrest Amandeep Kaur of Mohali, the co-accused. A case under Sections 186, 332, 353, 382 and 34 of the IPC was registered against them at the police station in Sector 36.

The incident occurred when a BMW car (CH039(T)0944), in which Amandeep was sitting, with Jasbir driving it, was impounded by the police for some traffic violation.

Traffic constable Mangat Singh, who was reportedly sitting in the impounded car to park it, was pushed by them out of the car. His uniform was torn and he was beaten up. They later sped away.



Pistol recovered from abandoned car
Tribune news Service

Panchkula, April 23
The local police has impounded a car lying abandoned in Kundi village in Sector 20 here today. A country made pistol was also recovered from the vehicle. The windshield of the car was also found damaged.

It was in the afternoon that the police got an information that a damaged car was lying in Kundi village.

The car was bearing registration no. HP 52A 4333. On search, the police has recovered a country made pistol.

It is presumed that the occupant of the car left the vehicle in a hurry after it met with an accident.

As it was a government holiday today, the identity of owner of car could not be found out, said the police.



In-laws booked for woman’s death
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, April 23
The district police has booked five persons, including husband of a newly-wed after she died under mysterious circumstances at a Raipur Rani village today. The deceased identified as Jaswinder got married four months ago.

Jaswinder’s relatives said, her husband and in-laws had been harassing her for not getting a car as dowry.

Amarinder, a cousin of the deceased, said they got a telephone call from Jaswidner yesterday morning asking her parents to bring her back home as she was being harassed. In the afternoon, they got another call from her in-laws that she was not well and had been taken to a Panchkula hospital, said Amarinder. “When we reached there Jaswinder had already died. I suspect that she may have been given poison,” alleged Varinder, brother of deceased.

Following the complaint, the police has booked Guarav husband of the deceased, his brother Goldy, their father Roshan, and wives of Goldy and Roshan.



Here come Mumbai Indians
To challenge Kings XI Punjab; Sachin to celebrate birthday today
Tribune News Service

Clint McKay, Anjali Tendulkar, Azar Mahmood and Dhawal Kulkarni arrive in Chandigarh on Monday
Clint McKay, Anjali Tendulkar, Azar Mahmood and Dhawal Kulkarni arrive in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photos: Manoj Mahajan

Chandigarh, April 23
Fans are elated as master blaster Sachin Tendulkar along with his teammates of Mumbai Indians’ reached the city this morning. The Mumbai Indians’ arrived this morning on a charted flight with team’s skipper Harbhajan Singh leading the team. The team is here to challenge the Kings XI Punjab at their home ground.

The match is scheduled to be played at the PCA (Punjab Cricket Associate) Stadium in Mohali tomorrow.

Tendulkar’s wife Anjali Tendulkar is also accompanied him as the living legend is to celebrate his 39th birthday here tomorrow. Sources said the player will celebrate his birthday in closed doors.

The Kings XI Punjab defeated the Mumbai’s outfits at Wankhade Stadium Mumbai last evening.



Mohali cricket team beat Jalandhar
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 23
The cricket team of Mohali today defeated Jalandhar team during the ongoing Punjab state inter-district cricket tournament for boys (U-16) for ML Markan trophy here. The Mohali team defeated their opponent on the basis of the first innings lead.

Earlier, the winning side was bowled out for 240 runs in reply to Jalandhar’s 216 runs. On the last day, the visiting team declared their innings on the total of 213 runs. Mansav Gill helped the team to set the score with his 115-run contribution. In reply, the Mohali team started their second innings after loosing two early wickets but soon managed to make a comeback after scoring 53 for 3, till the end of day’s play.



Sandhu elected Chandigarh Golf Club president, bags 639 votes
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 23
With a clear lead of more than 400 votes, the Chandigarh Golf Club elected Gurinder Singh Sandhu as the president of the club here today. GS Sandhu received a total of 639 votes while his main competitor Lt Col JS Panag (Retd) received a total of 202 votes. The vote counting started at around 9 am at the Chandigarh Golf Club.

Simran Singh received 116 votes while Lt Col Harpreet Singh (Retd) managed to receive only two votes in his favour.

“The members have shown their confidence and I will give my best to live up to their expectations. The club has all the modern facilities; all we need is to improve the golf course. We will also ensure transparency in enrolment of new members,” said GS Sandhu.



CLTA-AITA Tournament
Sabhyata Nihlani outplays Stephen
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 23
Local lad Param Pun defeated Eklavya Singh in the boys (U-14) category while Sabhyata Nihlani of Delhi overcame Stephen Chelsea in the girls (U-14) category during the main draw matches of ongoing CLTA-AITA Super Series Tennis Tournament for boys and girls (U-14 and 16).

The matches were played at CLTA Complex and Lake Club here today,

In the boys (U-14) category, a student of DAV School, Sector 15, Param defeated his opponent in a three set game 6-4, 5-7 and 6-3. In the girls (U-14) group, Sabhyata outplayed Stephen of Punjab by 6-0 and 6-1 score.

For boys (U-16) event, Dheeranush Singh Bhatti managed to defeat Gaurang of Delhi in straight sets of 6-1 and 6-0 while in the girls (U-16) category, local girl Nikita Bishnoi defeated Simerjeet Kaur of Punjab in another three set clash 2-6, 6-4 and 6-1.


Boys (U-14) Udayan Bhakar (RJ) beats Mritunjay Badola (UK) by 6-1, 6-2; Gaurang (DL) beats Jagdeep Singh (CH) by 6-0, 6-1; Mingki Talom (NTA) beats Shramay Dhawan (DL) by 6-2, 7-5; Shrey Gupta (HR) beats Siddhath Banset (SKM) by 6-3, 6-3; Sanil Jagtiani (WB) beats Aditya Vasisht by 6-0, 6-0; Param Pun (CH) beats Eklavya Singh (JH) by 6-4, 5-7, 6-3; Chinmay Chauhan (UP) beats Raunak Singh Marwaha (HR) by 6-0, 6-0; Faisal Qamar (RJ) beats Vinod Vasisht Cheruku (KA) by 4-6, 6-1, 6-4; Paramveer Singh Bajwa (PB) beats Prithvi Khanna (DL) by 6-0, 6-1; Gurjot Sidhu (PB) beats Sabrang Sandal (CH) by 6-2, 6-1; Sagar Bains (CH) beats Mayuk Rawat (UK) by 6-3, 3-6 Concede; Sumit Pal Singh (J&K) beats Parikshit Somani (AS) by 6-2, 6-0; Shree Krishna (BH) beats Rishabh Sharda (CH) by 4-6, 6-3, 6-0; Rian Pandole (MH) beats Ramanjot Singh by 6-0, 6-0; Yugal Bansal (DL) beats Utkarsh Bhardwaj (UK) by 6-2, 6-4; Ishaque Eqbal (WB) beats Abhimanyu Rozra (HR) by 6-2, 6-1;

Boys (U-16) Paramveer Singh Bajwa (PB) beats Tejas Kapoor (DL) by 5-6, 6-3, 6-2; Sultan Singh Atwal (PB) beats Akhil Bansal (PB) by 6-1, 6-2; Dalwinder Singh (PB) beats Faisal Qamar (RJ) by 6-2, 6-4; Sanil Jagtiani (WB) beats Chinmay Dev Chauhan (UP) by 6-2, 6-2; Dheeranush Singh Bhatti (CH) beats Gaurang (DL) by 6-1, 6-0; Udayan Bhakar (RJ) beats Parikshit Somani (AS) by 6-1, 6-0; Ankush Arora (PB) beats Param Pun (CH) by 6-3, 6-1; Shree Krishna (BR) beats Manjot Singh by 7-5, 6-3; Allen Johnson Kundan (KA) beats Raghav Talwar (CH) by 6-3, 6-0; Divyansh Khatri (DL) beats Rian Pandole (MH) by 6-3, 6-1; Ishaque Eqbal (WB) beats Shantanu Gupta (DL) by 6-4, 3-3, Concede; Dhruv Pal (UK) beats Shramay Dhawan (DL) by 6-2, 6-1;

Girls (U-14) Vanshika Sawhney (DL) beats Rubani Ahluwalia (CH) by 6-0, 6-2; Ayushi Gupta (UP) beats Nimrat Walia (CH) by 6-4, 6-0; Shea Bhasin beats Tanya Batra by 6-1, 6-0; Snehal Umesh Mane (MH) beats Sarah Dev (PB) by 6-2, 6-1; Shruta Kirti Gunuganti (AP) beats Prinkle Singh (J&K) by 1-6, 6-1, 6-2; Bani Singh (PB) beats Farhat Qamar (RJ) by 6-0, 6-0; Aarushi Kakkar (CH) beats Jannat Khurana (DL) by 4-6, 6-1, 6-1; Nandini Sharma (CH) beats Apekshita Alkesh (DL) by 6-1, 7-5; Mihika Yadav (MH) beats Aarja Chakraborty (UP) by 6-0, 6-1; Neeru (HR) beats Taru Ahluwalia (CH) by 6-0, 6-0; Sabhyata Nihlani (DL) beats Stephen Chelsea (PB) by 6-0, 6-1; Zeel Desai (GJ) beats Akshita Singh (CH) by 6-0, 6-1; Aastha Dargude (MH) beats Komaljit Kaur (CH) by 6-0, 6-0; Saranaya Nagpal (AP) beats Akanksha Bhan (GJ) by 6-1, 6-1; Shivani Ingle (MH) beats Seerat Sidhu (CH) by 6-3, 6-1; Karman Kaur (DL) beats Seerat Kaur Pannu (PB) by 6-0, 6-1.



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