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Dumper runs over pregnant woman
Suman Bhatnagar

Ambala, May 27
A pregnant woman was run over by a dumper near Kalalti village in the district. The deceased was identified as Anju (23), a resident of Landa village.

According to information, Anju had married a youth in 2009 against the wishes of her family and she was residing with him at Haridwar in Uttarakhand. After some dispute with her husband, she left his house two weeks ago and came to the house of her aunt at Kalalti village.

Last evening, when she was crossing a road in the village she was run over by a dumper. She died on the spot. The police sent her body to MM Medical College for post mortem.



Zambian found dead near Ambala Cantt
Suman Bhatnagar

Ambala, May 27
The body of a Zambian was found close to the National Highway No.1 near Ambala Cantonment this morning. The police identified the deceased as Mkandawire Lyon, a resident of Zambia, from his passport.

The police said the deceased was residing in Delhi for the past several years.

The police also recovered a purse, two mobile phones, a travelling pass of a metro train and a book on Dalai Lama from his bag.

A passerby informed the police about the body lying abandoned close to the highway.

Police suspects that some vehicle might have hit him during night hours while he was crossing the road.

The police informed his parents who reached here in the evening. It was a tough time for the police to understand the native language of the relatives of the deceased in absence of a translator.

The police sent the body to civil hospital for post mortem. A doctor said deep injury marks were found on the deceased’s nose and ears.



Vehicles damaged as wall falls
Tribune News Service

A view of the damaged vehicles at Dera Bassi on Sunday.
A view of the damaged vehicles at Dera Bassi on Sunday. Tribune Photo: Nitin Mittal

Dera Bassi, May 27
As many as two motorcycles, a car, a scooter and a cycle were damaged when a wall of a shop collapsed on these here today.

Although three persons were standing near the spot, fortunately, nobody sustained injuries in the incident. Balwinder, Jaswinder and Amit, all residents of Dera Bassi were standing there when a truck of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB), carrying transformers, hit an electric pole which fell on the wall, bringing it down. The police also reached the spot of accident.



Three policemen arrested
 Rape convict escaped from their custody
Parmod Mehta

Lalru, May 27
The Lalru police has arrested three policemen with the Sangrur Police Lines regarding the fleeing of a rape convict who had been brought to Rajpura for presenting him in court in connection with another case.

The policemen were presented in the Dera Bassi court today and were sent to one-day police remand. Convict Harvinder Singh of Jharmari village, near here, was lodged in the Sangrur jail for a rape case in 2006. He was awarded a 10-year sentence.

He was brought to the Rajpura court yesterday in connection with another case. After the work, the convict asked the police to go his home at his village.

They went with him to his house at Jharmari village, where they consumed beer and liquor and had their meal.

During this, the convict fled. Daljeet Singh, Jagtar Singh and Avtar Singh were booked under Sections 222, 223 and 224 of the IPC.



Three held for woman’s death under mysterious cicumstances
 Deceased’s husband among those behind bars
Our Correspondent

Kalka, May 27
The Pinjore police has arrested three persons in connection with the death of a woman under mysterious circumstances. Police sources revealed that Pinki's mother-in-law Kamla, husband Vinod and brother-in-law Himmat Lal were arrested.

They were produced in court, which remanded them to judicial custody. Ram Karan, Pinki's uncle, had lodged the complaint.

He had stated that his niece married Vinod of Subhash Nagar at Ambala in 2008. He alleged that she was tortured by her in-laws for bringing insufficient dowry.



class X cbse results
Nikhita Dhiman tops Fatehgarh Sahib
Our Correspondent

Fatehgarh Sahib, May 27
Nikhita Dhiman of Divine Light Public School, Sirhind, has topped in the district, scoring a CGPA of 10, whereas Mankiran of the same school stood second by getting 9.8 CGPA. GK Tayagi, principal of the school, told that the result of the school has been 100% with a majority of the students getting CGPA 9.

The students of Uma Rana Public School, Sanghol, the first English medium school in the rural area, have made a mark by attaining high scores in the CBSE class X exams this year.

Jaspreet Kaler and Rupinder Kaur, with CGPA of 9.6 and 9.4, have attained first and second positions in the school. Lovepreet Kaur, Inderjeet Singh and Shivjot Modgil scored the third positions.

With 100% pass percentage, the students of Sanghol area have proved that despite being in adverse conditions, the rural students are no less than the city students.

Dr RK Sharma, director, CL Sharma, secretary, and Noen Bella, principal of the school, congratulated the students as well as the staff on their excellent achievement.

Lord Diljit Rana, chairman of the school, has also conveyed his wishes to the outstanding Umarians and their parents from Belfast, Northern Ireland.



battle of ballot
Lack of civic amenities bane of patiala
 Chocked sewerages, bad roads dot the city
Umesh Dewan
Tribune News service

(Left) The Pheel Khana Road in bad condition (right) Garbage dumped near the Mata Shitla temple
(Left) The Pheel Khana Road in bad condition (right) Garbage dumped near the Mata Shitla temple

Patiala, May 27
The government has failed to perform its duty in providing civic amenities to the people. What to talk about new projects, the present house couldn’t even resolve the problem of the frequent chocking of the sewerage system in many city areas. There is a problem of sewerage blocking reported every other day, but the civic body has not done anything to address the problem.

Garbage dumped at the Sabzi Mandi Road
Garbage dumped at the Sabzi Mandi Road. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

On the TB Hospital Road, the shopkeepers have to suffer a lot because of the choked sewerage. “When the employees of the MC sanitation wing come for the de-silting, the waste is being dumped near the manhole, which emanates foul smell," said Jasdev Singh, a shopkeeper. Similar complaints were received from the residents of the New Rajpura Colony.

Speaking to the Tribune, residents of the colony said that the entire colony does not have underground sewerage and the civic employees takes out waste from the open drain and dump the same alongside the road, which is a potential health hazard. Meanwhile, garbage dumped in open in areas like Tripri Town market, Anardana Chowk, Dharampura Bazaar, Chotti Baradari and Veer Haqiqat Rai School is another issue which has been overlooked by the MC.

Another issue that has left the city residents high and dry is the poor condition of the roads in several areas. Though the corporation has laid a lot of stress in laying metalled roads, in several areas it has not paid any heed towards the bad condition of the roads. Broken roads and potholes are a common sight in the Chandni Chowk area and the Pheela Road. “Its camel’s ride in the Guru Nanak Enclave, as the road is neither metalled nor cemented,” said Jagdish Sahni, an area resident.



Candidates deface city will election hoardings 
Umesh Dewan
Tribune News service

Patiala, May 27
With just two weeks left for the polling in the 50 municipal wards of Patiala Municipal Corporation, candidates of different political parties, particularly the SAD-BJP and Congress, have started defacing the royal city by putting up hoardings, in gross violation of the prescribed norms. A visit to different city areas has brought to light that candidates have put up hoardings in the wards from where they are contesting the elections, but so far the corporation functionaries, as well the Patiala administration, has not taken any action for the removal of the hoardings.

Hoardings put up by candidates contesting the Municipal Corporation elections in Patiala.
Hoardings put up by candidates contesting the Municipal Corporation elections in Patiala. Tribune photos: Rajesh Sachar

As per the information, the election hoardings have come up in various city areas, including Mall Road, Lower Mall, TB Hospital Road, Rajindra Hospital Road, near Gurudwara Dukhnivaran, bus stand and railway station. It is also learnt that all the political hoardings for the civic polls have been put up without taking any prior permission from the authorities concerned.

Speaking to the Tribune, some of the corporation employees said, "Despite repeated requests, the leaders of the political parties are not cooperating and continue to deface the city by putting up hoardings. In next few days, the candidates will deface the walls of city buildings as well. But we can't do much because of the political pressure."

When contacted, Patiala ADC (Development), who is the Additional District Election Officer, Anandita Mitra said that she would get the matter inquired, and if any hoarding had come up illegally it would be removed. The cost of the hoarding would be added to the election expenditure of the candidate concerned.



Youth held with pistol on PU campus
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 27
The member of a student organisation was arrested by the police with a countrymade pistol and four live cartridges from the Panjab University (PU) campus today.

According to PU chief security officer PK Dhawan, they got information of the accused, Sukhdeep Singh, carrying a weapon, on which the security was asked to keep an eye on the accused and police was informed.

The accused was distributing pamphlets of a student organisation to applicants who came to the PU to appear in the common entrance test. The accused tried to flee, but was nabbed by the police.

Sector-11 police station SHO Gurmukh Singh said the accused, who was a resident of Mansa in Punjab, was arrested from near the arts block 1-2.

A preliminary investigation by the police revealed that Sukhdeep was not a PU student. A case under the Arms Act was registered and an inquiry initiated.

Dhawan said in the wake of the arrest, they decided to conduct surprise checks on suspicious youths roaming on the campus.



Rape, murder accused held

Mohali, May 27
The Mohali police today arrested Manoj Kumar for the rape and murder of a six-year-old at Bhago Majra village on Friday. SP (City) Harpreet Singh said Manoj was trying to flee the town when he was nabbed. The victim was the daughter of a tea vendor, running his business at the site.

Hailing from Bihar, he allegedly threw the victim from the third floor of a building under construction after raping her late on Friday. Sohana SHO Harjinder Singh said the accused confessed to his crime and would be produced in court tomorrow. — TNS



Asian pacific Golf tournament
Karandeep second
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 27
Adding another feather to his cap, local junior golfer Karandeep Kochhar successfully kept himself at the number 2 position in the recently held 33rd Asian Pacific Golf competition at Pun Hlaing Golf Club in Yangon (Myanmar).

In the (C-group) individual competition, Parathakom of Thailand achieved the top place, while Karandeep Kochhar was declared second. In the team events of the game, the Indian contingent finished runners-up while golfers of Thailand won the tourney.

On the other hand, in the individual competition of (A&B) group, Danthai Boonma of Thailand attained first place, Naqqidin of Malaysia secured second position, while S Sharma of India managed to finish third in the tourney. In the Girls (individual) category, Gurbani Singh of India attainted first place in the competition followed by Parinda Phoka from Thailand. Golfers from India, Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Philippines and host Myanmar participated in the tourney.



Open speed skating championship ends
Yuvraj, Adheesh, Manas win top positions
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 27
On the concluding day of the ongoing Manav Mangal School Open Speed Skating Championship, Yuvraj Arora, Adheesh Verma and Manas Arora won top positions in the Bossy (U-4) Quads event, while in the girls category, Mahira Nandvani and Saina Mehndiratta finished as winner and runners-up, respectively.

Around 300 skaters from the Tricity participated in the competition.

Students take part in a skating championship at Manav Mangal School in Panchkula on Sunday.
Students take part in a skating championship at Manav Mangal School in Panchkula on Sunday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Girls (4-6) Quads: 1. Kashvi Gupta, 2. Shikha Chaudhary and 3. Tavisha Kaul. Boys (4-6) Inline: 1. Parth Goyal, 2. Aakash Chopra and 3. Lakshey Chugh. Boys (4-6) Quads: 1. Aditya Sehrawat, 2. Vedansh Arora and 3. Kunal Arora. Boys (6-8) Inline: 1. Achintya Gupta, 2. Aarav Nandwani and 3. Karmanya Kaushal. Girls (6-8) Inline: 1. Tamanna Punchouty, 2. Aarchi Popli and 3. Manvi Singh. Boys (6-8) Quads: 1. Kartik Jindal, 2. B.Pranay Gaud and 3. Nishit Garg. Girls (6-8) Quads: 1. Javeen Seth, 2. Gauri Mahajan and 3. Sonakshi Verma. Girls (8-10) Inline: 1. Eshika Rathee, 2. Seerat Chugh and 3. Kriti Khanna. Girls (8-10) Quads: 1. Vidushi Rawat, 2. Aashna Sharma and 3. Tisha Jindal. Boys (8-10) Quads: 1. Aditya Dabas, 2. Sanyam Gupta and 3. Raghav Vashisth. Boys (8-10) Inline: 1. Arsh Mehtani, 2. Adhiraj Sood and 3. Rishit Puri. Boys (10-12) Quads: 1. Aryanpal Singh, 2. Ishaan Mehta and 3. Harsimar Singh. Boys (10-12) Inline: 1. Love Verma, 2. Ojas Rastogi and 3. Ritin Singla.



Boxing trials today
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 27
The Chandigarh Amateur Boxing Association will conduct selection trails, to select the senior boxing teams in boys and girls category, at PML SD Public School, Sector 32, here on May 28.

The selected players will represent the city in the forthcoming 19th Senior Men and 7th Senior Women Northern India Boxing Championships to be held at Shimla from June 8 to 11.

Organisers said boxers registered with the IABF, New Delhi, were required to bring their medical book/IABF ID card. On the other hand, non-registered boxers could also take part in the trails on the basis of their current performance. The organisers asked the players to get their identity cards duly attested from the head of the institution.



corporate cricket cup
HDFC Bank, KC Royal Park register teams win
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 27
In the ongoing CII KC Royal Park Corporate Cricket Cup, cricket teams of the HDFC Bank and the KC Royal Park register wins in their respective matches, here today.

In the first match of the day, the HDFC Bank's team defeated Dell by 30 runs. Bating first, the wining side posted a total of 165 runs with batsman Gaurav Jaswal (52) contributing the lion's share while bowler Karminder claimed three wickets. Chasing the target, the Dell team bowled out for 135 runs. For bowling side, Balvar Singh took five wickets, while Karminder top the score chart after scoring 46 off 32.Gaurav Jaswal was adjudged as Man of the Match.

In another match, KC Royal Park team overcame Mahindra and Mahindra by six-wickets. The losing side while bating first scored 144 runs in the allotted slot. Vishal (34) was the main scorer for the team. For Royal Park, bowler Lakhwinder Singh took three wickets. In reply, the wining team achieved the target with six wickets in hand. 



Udayvir enters final
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 27
Junior tennis player Udayvir Singh has booked a berth in the finals of the boys (U-10) after defeating Pranav Chopra in a neck-to-neck semi-final match during the Mount Carmel Total Tennis Championship being held here today.

Yuvraj Singh during a tennis match at Mount Carmel School in Chandigarh on Sunday.
Yuvraj Singh during a tennis match at Mount Carmel School in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: S. Chandan

Uday played a 2-2 draw till the fifth game. But Pranav displayed solid ground-strokes and serves to take the crucial lead of 4-2. Later, marking his presence on the field, Udhay came back in the match and levelled the score at 4-4. And in the 9th set, Uday stunned his opponent after displaying back-shots to win the game easily with a score of 6-4. In another semi-final of girls (U-14) group, Komal Jeet overcame Neha Sehgal 6-1, whereas Arshia beat Anupriya 6-1.

Results: Boys (U-10) - Pranav Chopra bt Jaskaran Singh 6-3; Udayvir Singh bt Aryan 6-1; Abhinav bt Samarvir 6-1; Dharya bt Pavtesh Singh 6-5 (9-7). Semi-finals - Udayvir Singh bt Pranav Chopra 6-4. Boys (U-12) - Rahul bt Sahajpreet 6-3; Devish bt Pratham 6-0; Kanav Khurana bt Munu 6-2; Vatsal bt Tripatjot 6-2; Pranshu Gupta bt Jasleek Singh 6-2; Yuvraj bt Chunu 6-4; Daksh bt Rahul 6-2; Devish bt Kanav Khurana 6-3; Pranshu Gupta bt Tripatjot 6-0; Yuvraj bt Bhalindar Singh 6-3. Semi-finals - Daksh bt Devish 6-3; Yuvraj bt Pranshu Gupta 6-0. Boys (U-14) - Karan Bhalla bt Agamdeep 6-1; Puru Mehta bt Uday Dhaliwan 6-0; Naman bt Daksh 6-1; Yuvraj bt Balinder Singh 6-2. Semi-finals - Karan Bhalla bt Puru Mehta 6-1; Yuvraj bt Naman 6-4. Girls (U-12) - Hansika bt Anishka 6-0; Hargun Kaur bt Srina Kalia 7-6 (8-6). Semi-finals - Anupriya bt Hansika 6-3; Hargun Kaur bt Jahnvi Singh 6-0. Girls (U-14) - Komaljeet bt Shefali Mengi 6-1; Anupriya bt Anhad Kaur 6-2.



tennis  tourney
Inayat, Khushi win matches
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, May 27
Tennis players Inayat Sandhu and Khushi Gupta storms into the next round of girls (U-14) category during the ongoing Manav Mangal School and Ideal Tennis Academy Lawn Tennis Tournament being held here today.

In the quarterfinal matches of the group, Inayat Sandhu overcame her rival Sanya Chadda 7-6 (5), while Khushi Gupta defeated Deepali Sharma 6-3 in straight sets. On the other hand, in the pre-quarterfinal matches of boys (U-14) category, Amitoj Singh beat Arun Thakur 6-0, whereas Navneet Singh moved to the next round after defeating Aman Aggarwal 6-0.

Results: Boys (U-12) - Akshit chabra beat Parveen Kumar (6-2); Navneet Singh beat Shivin Sardana (6-1); Vaibhav Sahini beat Abhay Dogra (6-4) and Abhi Garg beat Sehaj Sidhu (6-3). Boys (U-14) - Amitoj Singh beat Arun Thakur (6-0); Navneet Singh beat Aman Aggarwal (6-0); Javin Sahini beat Archit Bansal (6-4); Jayant Kalra beat Vishal Hooda (6-1); Saurav Sharma beat Anirudh Kaushal (6-4); Rohan Sahini beat Dhananjay Singh (6-1) and Kanu Malviya beat Dishant Thakur (6-1).



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