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BECC beat Mahamaya Club to win CSF cricket cup
Tribune News Service

Patiala, June 25
Black Elephant Cricket Club (BECC) won the CSF Cricket Cup defeating Mahamaya Club, Ghaziabad, by 3-0 at host BECC grounds. Winning the toss, the BECC team scored 200 for 7 in the 30 over match. An opening partnership of 76 runs between Tanish and Dilprit laid a solid base for the BECC middle order. Later, a quick fire 36 off 23 balls by Jashan helped the hosts pile up a huge target.

Tanish Gill 42, Jashan 36, Dilprit 37 were the main scorers for BECC while Abhinav 2 for 25 and Ashish 2 for 29 were main wicket taker from Ghaziabad.

A fine bowling effort by left arm Spinner Abhishek Verma (4 for 29) restricted the visiting side to 109 runs.

Brief Score

Black Elephant Cricket Club: 200 for 7 in 30 overs (Tanish 42, Jashan 36, Dilprit 36, Salinder 18, Abhinav 2 for 25, Ashish 2 for 29)

Mahamaya Club Gazibad : 109 all out in 22.4 overs (Vikash 22, Abhilas 21 Sandeep 16, Abhisek Verma 4 for 29, Ekjot 2 for 15, Gagan 3 for 11 )



Youth throws acid on girl, attacks her with knife
Suman Bhatnagar

Injured Sonam at the Civil Hospital in Ambala Cantonment on Monday. Tribune photo: Dev Dutt Sharma

Ambala, June 25
A youth threw acid on a girl and later attacked her with knife in railway colony at Ambala Cantonment here this evening. The girl was rushed to the Civil Hospital. Later, the doctors referred her to the PGI, Chandigarh following her serious condition.

The victim, Sonam, whose father has expired, is an employee at Ambala Railway and lives in railway colony with her mother.

After her work, when she was going to her house by walk, a youth came and threw acid on her. Later, he attacked her with a knife repeatedly.

The girl sustained serious injuries. It could not be revealed what circumstances has instigated the youth to commit such serious crime.

On the complaint of victim’s mother, the police has registered a case against a youth.

The SHO, Parao police station informed that the boy had been chasing the victim for the past several days.

The assailant has been identified as Sonu and would be arrested soon, the said police.



Youth found murdered
Parmod Mehta

Dera Bassi, June 25
A youth was found murdered near Lalru Mandi here today in mysterious conditions. The deceased had been identified as Hardip Singh (19), son of Balbir, a resident of Karouola near Rajpura. He was living in Amarpuri colony, Lalru Mandi.

As per reports, Hardip was a daily wager. He had gone out of house on Sunday at 9.30 am but did not return.

Family members of Hardip had reported to the police. The police, after searching found his body and suspected it to be a murder case

The SHO of the area Gurbant Singh said that the police had started investigation of murder case and culprits would be nabbed soon.

The police has sent the body for postmortem examination at the Derabassi Civil Hospital and started investigations. A case of murder has been registered.



2 motorcyclists killed in mishap

Fatehgarh Sahib, June 25
Two motorcyclists died in a head on collision with a car on Fatehgarh Sahib Chuni road near Badali Ala Singh here last night. One of the motorcyclists was identified as Lovely resident of Balahri Kalan, who died on the spot, whereas another motorcyclist identified as Harjit Singh, a resident of Balahri Kalan, died in a hospital at Mohali.

According to the police, two bikers on Pulsar were going to their village Balahri Kalan as they reached near Badali Ala Singh, a speeding car Fiat Palio No CH01B-1658 hit their motorcycles. The passer bys rushed for their help and informed the police.

The bodies of the victims were handed over to their relatives after the postmortem examination. The police has registered the case against driver of the car identified as Parwinder Singh, resident of Sector 24 D Chandigarh. — OC



Dera Bassi institute shines

Dera Bassi, June 25
Competition Success Review - GHRDC Engineering College Survey 2012 has ranked Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology, Dera Bassi 8th amongst the top engineering colleges/institutes in India, and 6th amongst the top engineering colleges/Institutes in the Punjab region. In the survey points were given for excellence in infrastructure (physical and academic), faculty, research etc.



ATM fraud: 3-day remand extended

Mohali, June 25
The court today extended three-day remand to the three accused, who have been arrested by the state cyber crime cell, Punjab, for duping several banks, particularly Federal bank of crores of rupees through fraudulent transactions, using ATM cards of different other banks.

Today, the remand of the accused had culminated following which extension in the remand was sought for further investigations regarding cheating with the other banks including Punjab National Bank and State Bank of India by the cheaters.

“Though we have not received any complaints so far yet we have to investigate the case thoroughly,” said Pradeep Kumar.

Notably, the three cheaters were arrested by the cell while their other two accomplices, Sunny and Ramandeep alias Ishu were with the Kerala police in this connection. The miscreants used to cheat the banks by using ATM counters of Federal bank at various locations by using credit cards of other banks.

The modus operandi of the gang was that they used to open accounts under fictitious names in a bank and get ATM cards. They used to deposit about Rs 10,000 in the account to run it. Then the gang members used these ATM cards at other banks’ ATM counters, particularly of Federal Bank, to withdraw money. During withdrawal of Rs 10,000, the ATM dispenses, the accused took only Rs 9,900 by keeping a currency note in the presenter intentionally to allow the machine to recapture the note after few seconds thus making the transaction cancelled. This way they had cheated several crores of rupees to the banks. — TNS



Foreigners’ remand extended
Had duped a Kharar councillor of Rs 97 lakh

Mohali, June 25
In the Rs 97 lakh online cheating case, the local court has extended a two-day police remand of one accused, namely Mike John, while another, Franko Anderson, who has some medical problems, has been sent to judicial custody, here today.

John and Anderson, both hailing from Nigeria had duped whopping sum of Rs 97 lakh from Himmat Singh, a councillor from Kharar, on the pretext of giving him award money of one million dollar in a online contest.

Sources claimed that Anderson, who has been suffering from high blood pressure, has developed some medical problem. During interrogation, the miscreants are said to have confessed that the connection of this fraud were linked with England.

“The mastermind of this fraud is a person, namely Matthew, who has been staying at Delhi presently. We have sent teams there,” said GS Bhullar, SSP, Mohali.

Notably, a similar fraud has been detected at Ferozepore, where a person is said to have been duped of several lakh rupees on the same pretext.

The case came to light when Himmat Singh lodged a complaint that two Nigerians have duped him Rs 97 lakh on the pretext of delivering an cash prize of one million dollar, which they claimed that one of his (Himmat Singh) family members had won in an online contest. The amount in question was paid in three installments by the victim to the fraudsters. — TNS



Businessman robbed of car, valuables
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, June 25
Four unidentified robbers looted a businessman, at a Maheshpur village near Sector 21, of his Ford Ikon car and cash after making him unconscious near Sector 12 lat last night.

The victim Vinay Kumar in his complaint to the Sector 5 police station alleged that he was returning to his house after attending some business meeting in Baltana near Zirakpur and had stopped for nature’s call on the service lane of National Highway 22 near Sector 12, four unidentified persons made him unconscious by covering his face with a cloth.

He said when he gained conscious he found himself in the car and the accused were driving his car towards Banur area on the Zirakpur-Rajpura road.

He claimed that he tried to grapple with them but they pointed a pistol at his temple and thereafter turned the car towards the Landran road.

Vinay alleged that when they reached near Landran the accused threw him out of the car near some fields after hitting his face with a pistol butt. He said the accused also fired few shots in the air to scare him.

He said that he rushed towards the main road and reached the Banur police station by taking the help of some passer-by.

He alleged that accused had also threatened to eliminate him if he reported the matter to the police.

He said that the accused had also taken away Rs 10,000 besides a laptop and some other documents including the bank ATM card, passport etc.

The Sector 5 police station has registered the case under Sectiosn 392 of the IPC, 25, 54 and 59 Arms Act.

According to sources the CIA staff has started the investigation and a team had also visited the area where the incidents took place.



Man commits suicide

Mohali, June 25
A 34-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself with a ceiling fan at his residence at Phase XI this evening. The deceased has been identified as Kamal Verma, who was dealing in vehicles sale and purchase business.

Though no suicide note has been found, the sources claimed that Kamal was not satisfied with his business and that poverty and debt were the reasons behind the suicide.

“About 2 pm, Kamal took his wife to his sister’s house and came back at his residence after leaving his wife there before committing suicide,” said Gurmeet Singh Sohal, station house officer of the Phase XI Police Station. Kamal, who hailed from Phagwara, is survived by his wife and two daughters. The family had come back from Shimla two days ago, said the police. — TNS



Snatcher nabbed

Chandigarh, June 25
A prompt action by public help apprehend a snatcher red-handed in Sector 61 today. Ashok Kumari, a resident of house number 3131, Sector 52, was on foot when a snatcher on a speeding motorcycle snatched her gold earring. The woman slipped and fell on the road.

Meanwhile, some passersby witnessed the crime and chased the snatcher. He was nabbed and handed over to the police. The accused was identified as Jagdhir Singh, a resident of Fatehgarh Sahib. A case under Sections 356, 379 and 411 of the IPC has been registered at the Sector 36 police station and the accused was arrested. — TNS



Mohali all out on day one
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 25
The Mohali cricket team bundled out against Patiala on the first day of inter-district cricket championship for boys (U-22) here today.

Mohali scored 284 runs before getting all out in 79.4 overs in their first innings. Bir Kanwar Singh Virk scored a brilliant 106 off 151 with 13 boundaries and a six. He was ably supported by Harpreet Mander (44 off 60, nine boundaries). Ankit Pursharthy added 38 off 80 with seven boundaries.

For the bowling side, Sukhwinder Singh was among the main wicket takers, picking up 3 wickets for 77 runs, while Beant Singh and Robin Dhillon claimed two wickets each.

Patiala also started off their innings on a poor note, losing two quick wickets. They scored 31 runs till the end of day's play with Jiwanjot Singh (22) and Himanshu Chawla (6) on the crease.

Brief Score

Mohali (First innings) - 284 all out in 74.8 overs (Harpreet Mander 44, Ankit Pursharthy 38, Bir Kanwar Singh Virk 106, Gurpreeet Singh 23, Sukhwinder Singh 3 for 77 ,Beant Singh 2 for 50, Robin Dhillon 2 for 57, Mohit Mohindra 1 for 44).

Patiala (First innings) - 31 for 2 (Jiwanjot Singh 22, Himanshu Chawla 6, Gagandeep Singh 2 for 10)

In tlhe second match, Jalandhar scored 389 runs before closing their innings in 80.5 overs against Ludhiana at Burlton Park, Jalandhar. Rising IPL star Mandeep Singh completed his century, scoring 144 runs off 143 balls, hitting 18 boundaries and five sixes. His teammate Himanshu Satyawan was the second highset scorer, making 85 runs off 84 balls, with 12 boundaries. Siddharth Sharma contributed 53 off 90, which including six boundaries. For the Ludhiana side, Sandeep Singh was the main wicket taker, picking 4 for 107, while Anil Sihag claimed 2 for 93.

Later, the Ludhiana team ended the day on the total of 35 runs for no loss in 12 overs. Sunny Pandey (14) and Akhil Aggarwal(21) will open the inning's tomorrow.

Brief Score

Jalandhar (First innings) - 389 all out in 80.5 overs (Mandeep Singh 144, Himanshu Satyawan 85, Siddharth Sharma 53, Gurkirat Singh 36, Sandeep Singh 4 for 107, Anil Sihag 2 for 93, Sukhjinder Singh 1 for 33 , Nikhil Choudhary 1 for 75).

Ludhiana (First innings) - 35 runs for no loss in 12 overs (Sunny Pandey 14, Akhil Aggarwal 21).

The third match between Chandigarh and Amritsar at the Sector 16 cricket stadium started late due to the rain last night. Chandigarh elected to bat first and posted 155 runs, losing 4 wickets in 59 overs. Veer Karan Goyal and Gurinder Singh scored 76 and 54 runs respectively. For Amritsar, Sunny and Amandeep Bawa took two wickets each.



Satluj Summer Cup
Bharat Vij Cricket Academy emerge victorious
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, June 25
The Bharti Vij Cricket Academy, Sector 28, Chandigarh, defeated Satluj Cricket Academy (A), Sector 4, Panchkula, by 51 runs in a boys (U-15) match during the ongoing Satluj Summer Cup League Cricket Tournament here today.

The wining side, after electing to bat first posted a total of 185 runs, losing 4 wickets in 25 overs. Gurdeep was the main scorer for the team, contributing 81 runs, while Abhishek scored 45.

For the bowling side, Uday took 2 wickets for 21 runs.

In reply, Satluj academy bundled out for the total of 134 with Abhishek Bahmani (33) and Abhishek Rawat(29) contributing the most runs. For the bowling side, Resham was the pick of the bowlers, grabbing 4 wickets for 18 runs, 
while Manjot Singh claimed 2 for 22.

Brief Scores

Bharti Vij Cricket Academy - 185 for 4 in 25 overs (Gurdeep 81, Abhishek 45, Uday 2 for 21).

Satluj Cricket Academy- 134 all out in 21.1 overs (Abhishek Bahmani 33, Abhishek Rawat 29, Resham 4 for 18, Manjot Singh 2 for 22).

In another match of boys (U-13) category, the Satluj Cricket Academy (A) team defeated Satluj Public School (B) team by 6 wickets. Batting first, the losing side scored 138 runs for 6 wickets in 25 overs. Nehal Pajni (45) and Aman Kumar(37) were the main run getters. For the bowling side, Prabhjit Singh took 2 wickets for 15 runs. Chasing the target, the wining side achieved the target in 21 overs, scoring 139 runs for the loss of 4 wickets. Shravan Sharma (44 ) and Shashwat (32) guided the team to victory. Manav played an unbeaten knock of 25 runs.

Brief Scores

Satluj Cricket Academy (B) Team - 138 for 6 in 25 overs (Nehal Pajni 45, Aman Kumar 37, Ritik 22, Prabhjit Singh 2 for 15, Satyam 2 for 17).

Satluj Cricket Academy (A) Team - 139 for 4 in 21 overs (Shravan Sharma 44, Sashwat Sharma 32, Manav 25 not out, Ritik 2 for 16, Sukhraj 2for 15).



Baptist, APJ cricket academies register wins in under-14 tourney
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 25
In the ongoing first junior cricket championship for boys (U-14), the cricket teams of Baptist Cricket academy and APJ cricket academy, Kharar, registered wins in their respective matches here today.

In the first match, the Baptist academy defeated Millennium cricket academy by eight wickets. Electing to bat first, the losing side scored a total of 81 runs in the allotted slot of 20 overs. Danish scored 29 runs to guide the team to achieve the total, while Prabhmehar contributed 23 runs. For the bowling side, Ritik Shukla claimed 3 for 12, while all-rounder Ayush Sikka grabbed 2 for 11.

In reply, the Baptist cricket academy achieved the total losing just two wickets in the 14th over of the match. Ayush Sikka contributed a quick fire 32 off 28 while Simarjeet contributed 26 off 24 in the team's win. Bowler Danish claimed 2 wickets for 23.

In the second match, APJ, Kharar, overcame St Xavier's, Panchkula, by eight wickets. After putting to bat first, the losing side set a target of 79 runs in the allocated overs. Yuvraj topped the team's score chart with is 42 runs off 36, while Arbaaz contributed 16 off 17. Bowler Simran claimed 2 for 13.

In reply, the APJ team chased down the target in the 8th over of the match. Prabhsimran (48 off 28) was the main scorer. He was ably supported by Manveer, who contributed 14 off 15. For the bowling side, Shivam took 1 for 21.



Six months on, work at Sector 23 swimming pool still unfinished
Deepankar Sharda
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 25
Swimming enthusiasts who wanted to beat the heat making use of the Sector 23 swimming pool are a disappointed lot. Due to the lethargic approach of the engineering department, the swimming pool of Sector 23 is under-construction from the past six months and the work is yet to finish. According to workers present at the site, it will take another week to complete the construction work.

The engineering department was asked to change the channels, tiles and other equipments of the arena. An official of the UT sports department said, "The department has handed over the arena twice, in January and later in March, but the situation is still the same. We have tried everything, from writing letters to telephonic conversations, but no solution has come out. It seems that the pool will not be ready even by the end of this month."

Notably, the UT sports department opens the swimming pool for a period of six months every year. But this year, the swimming pool is already closed from past three months. "The swimming pool of Sector 23 is among one of the best. But it is closed since past three months and the department is facing losses. The engineers are well aware of the fact, the contractor marks his presence everyday, but the situation is still the same," added another official.

"I was expecting to learn swimming during my summer vacations. But due to the ongoing work, I failed to get admission here. It is the only pool that I can afford to join. Now I have to wait for another year to learn swimming," said Akhil, a resident of Sector 23. A resident of Sector 22, added, "The all-weather swimming pool in the same Sector is only for women and junior age group swimmers. This is the only pool where men and kids can learn to swim, but I don't think that the pool will be available to us this season," said Gautam. Despite repeated efforts, the XEN failed to respond to phone calls.



North Zone Table Tennis Tourney
AG Uttar Pradesh beat AG Himachal to reach finals
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 25
The table tennis team of AG Uttar Pradesh defeated AG Himachal Pradesh (HP) by 3-2 to reach the finals of ongoing North Zone Table-Tennis Tournament being held at the Table Tennis hall of Sector 23 here today.

In the event final, Amit from AG Uttar Pradesh defeated Ankur Behl of AG Himachal Pradesh by 3-1. Earlier in the semi-final, he defeated Jaswant of AG HP by 3-1. Later, Anur Behl from AG HP defeated Gaurav Khanna of AG UP 3-1, SP Singh of AG UP overcame Anamik Sood of AG HP 3-1, and Jaswant of AG UP defeated Gaurav Khanna of AG UP to 3-2.

In matches of team events, AG Punjab defeated AG Haryana by 3-2. In the first game, Sunil Ahuja of AG Punjab beat Piyush of AG Haryana by 3-1, while Harish of Haryana defeated Vikash Sharma of Punjab by 3-2. In the third match, Rashul Malhotra of AG Punjab overcame Piyush of AG Haryana by 3-0. In the last clash, Piyush of AG Haryana thrashed Vikash sharma of Punjab 3-1.

In the final of the event, Sunil Ahuja of Punjab defeated Harish of Haryana by 3-2.



T 20 cricket tournament to be held from July 15
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 25
The Livewire Cricket Coaching Centre, Sector 46, will organise the first "Bribe Free Nation T-20 cricket tournament" at Divya Public School. The tournament will be held from July 15.

Teams from government, private organisations, institutes, companies, schools, colleges and registered clubs can participate in the event.

The tournament will be played on a knock-out basis. Interested teams can confirm their entry with AR Luthra (9815624949).



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