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Underage marriage postponed in Ambala
Suman Bhatnagar

Ambala, June 28
The local administration acting on an information, stopped the marriage of a minor girl, which was scheduled today at Ambala Cantonment.

Ambala Tehsildar Ram Kumar reached at the marriage site located in Tagore Nagar area and asked the parents of the girl to post pone the marriage ceremony as the bride was below 18 years of age.

The father of the girl, Baij Nath, who is a labourer resisted over the action of the administration.

He said that he had made all the arrangements for the marriage ceremony and moreover, most of his relatives had also reached to participate in the marriage.

He also informed the tehsildar that bridegroom along with his relatives had also arrived at Ambala.

In the meantime, the bride’s father agreed to post pone the marriage.



2 killed, 5 injured in
head-on-collision of trucks

Ambala, June 28
Two persons were killed in a head on collision of trucks near Nagle village close to Ambala Cantonment here this afternoon. An auto rickshaw passing on the road was also hit by one of the trucks and four of its passengers sustained serious injuries.

The deceased were identified as Major Singh and Rajinder Tiwari. The passengers of autorickshaw were admitted to the Civil Hospital, Ambala Cantonment. The driver of the other truck Rajinder Singh also injured.

According to the information, a truck was going toward Shahbad side on Saha-Shahbad road while the other one was coming from the opposite direction. Both the trucks collided head on near Nagla village.

The police has registered a case and shifted the bodies to Civil Hospital, Ambala Cantonment. The relatives of the deceased were informed about the incident. — OC



Bajaj Allianz told to pay $10,659 in Indian currency to heirs
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 28
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-I has directed Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company Limited to pay US $10659 in the Indian currency value to legal heirs of a resident of Sector 38 (West), who died in the USA, for illegal repudiation of the insurance claim.

The district forum comprising president PD Goel and a member, Rajinder Singh Gill, also directed the respondent to pay Rs 30,000 as compensation, besides Rs 15,000 as the cost of litigation.

Complainants, Nitin Verma (complainant number 1) and Ashwani Sharma (complainant number 2), son and husband of the deceased, Suman Verma, had submitted that the deceased had taken a travel care policy from the respondent on April 15, 2011, effective from April 22 to June 20, 2011. It is averred that the respondent did not issue the terms and conditions of the said policy.

Unfortunately, she died on April 28, 2011, in the USA. Thereafter, complainant number 1 filed a claim with the respondent insurance company for Rs 5,01,414, along with a copy of demographic report on April 28, 2011, investigation report of May 20, 2011, report of final cause of death dated May 2, 2011, autopsy protocol report, passport of the insured with the custom clearance of the US authorities and the prescription of Dr Murlidharan.

However, the respondent illegally repudiated the claim on June 2, 2011 on the ground of the pre-existing disease.

The counsel for the respondent insurance company submitted that the terms and conditions of the policy were duly sent to the complainant in normal course.

It is also stated that the deceased was suffering from various ailments and the deceased had furnished wrong information in the proposal form to get an insurance cover. It is submitted that the documents submitted by the complainant reveals that the deceased was a chronic patient of asthma, depression and hypothyroidism, including obesity. She had not disclosed the true facts to the respondents at the time of taking the insurance policy, hence, the claim was rightly repudiated by the opposite party.

The forum observed that there was no nexus between the death and alleged pre-existing diseases, therefore, the respondent insurance company had illegally repudiated the genuine claim of the complainants, as the cause of death of Suman Verma was “natural”.



Another student leader booked
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 28
The Chandigarh Police is on a spree of booking student leaders for defacing public property by pasting posters of their respective parties. After booking five students on June 26, another student leader was booked today at the Sector-17 police station.

A case under Section 3 of the West Bengal Prevention of Property Defacement Act, 1976, has been registered against Student Organisation of Panjab University (SOPU) leader Goldy for displaying a poster near small chowk, Sector 22.

Defacement has always been a problem at the university campus and city colleges, however, it is not restricted to the campus, but now the student leaders have started pasting their posters across the city in a bid to earn publicity, leading to defacement.

Earlier, five student leaders were booked under the defacement Act. Police officials said the campaign against the defacement would continue till the student elections gets over.



Two snatching accused arrested
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 28
The UT police today arrested two persons, Pardeep Kumar and Bittu, and claimed to solved six recent cases of snatching and robbery.

A stolen motorcycle bearing a fake registration number was also recovered. The accused resided in Sector 52 and were involved in snatching for many years.

The motorcycle had been stolen from Mohali and they robbed a PGI employee on the road separating Sectors 10 and 16 on June 25.

The police said the accused were involved in four cases of snatching and one of two-wheeler theft, registered at the police station in Sector 19. The police said the accused initially stole motorcycles in the city and used the stolen vehicles to commit snatching and robbery.

Three incidents of snatching in city

Three incidents of snatching were reported in the city in the last 24 hours. The police was clueless in all cases.

Vinod Sharma of Sector 40 reported that persons riding a silver Activa scooter snatched her gold earring near the community centre in the sector.

Jitender Kaur of Sector 46 reported that persons riding a motorcycle snatched her gold chain near a house in the same sector.

Raj Karni (67) reported that persons riding a motorcycle snatched her chain at Sector 40 this evening. The numbers of vehicles could not be noted.



25-year-old woman commits suicide

Zirakpur, June 28
A 25-year-old married woman allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her residence at Krishna Enclave, Dhakoli, here yesterday.

The deceased has been identified as Deepshikha alias Dolly, who hailed from Banaras.

Sources said, her husband, was not at home, when she allegedly took the extreme step. “Dolly was in her room with her six-month-old son were at the time of incident. After hearing the cries of the baby, the other family members broke opened the door and found Dolly hanging with the ceiling fan while the baby was lying on the floor,” said the sources. — TNS



Foreigner among three arrested for flesh trade
Tribune News service

Panchkula, June 28
The local police has arrested a man and two women, including a foreigner, for their involvement in an illegal trafficking going on in House No 603 at Sector 25 late last night.

After receiving a secret information, the police team headed by Inspector Karambir Singh of the CIA staff raided the house and arrested the accused, Manoj a resident of Sector 38, Chandigarh, and foreigner Akalmaltabakova Gildiss resident of Bissfikk Keromokevia of Kirgizstan in a compromising position.

A case has been registered against all the three accused under Sections 3, 4, 5 of the Immoral Trafficking Act 104 of 1956 at the Chandimandir police station. The accused were produced in the court today where the court ordered two accused to be sent to judicial custody at Central Jail Ambala while the third accused, Amarjeet Kaur, has been sent on a day’s police remand.

According to the information, the pimp Amarjeet Kaur, a resident of Mullana near Ambala, had taken the house on rent and was running the flesh trade for the past few months. The residents living near the house, who were facing embarrassment, had also complained about the problem. The foreigner woman used to charge Rs 5,000 to Rs 20,000 from a customer through the pimp Amarjeet.

Notably, the police had arrested three women and a man from Sector 19 in a flesh trafficking 
case before. The police said that some more women were involved in immoral trafficking with Amajeet. She has also been booked by the Mohali police in illegal flesh trade case.



Gurnoor hogs limelight
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 28
Junior swimmer Gurnoor Kaur with the best timing of 0.47.72 seconds won the girls’ U-10 50m freestyle event during the Junior and Sub-Junior (Boys and Girls) Swimming Championship being held at the All-Weather Swimming Pool, Sector 23, here today.

Thwisha Gupta (0.48.50) and Mishika Batra (0.54.03) secured second and third positions, respectively, in the same category. In the boys’ U-10 category, Asav Kumar touched the finish line in 0.34.22 seconds to won the top honours. His competitors, Manan and Dhruv, finished second and third after completing the patch in 0.42.72 and 0.45.47 seconds, respectively.


Butterfly: Boys (U-17): 50m: Ravinder (0.29.91), Tejinder Singh (0.33.30), Annwesh Das (0.36.80).

Backstroke: Boys (U-14): 50m: Chirag Roshan Dhaliwal (0.36.74), Kunwar Saini (0.39.83), Deepak (0.40.93). Breaststroke: Boys (U-17): 100m: Amandeep Singh (1.16.47), Maninder Singh (1.27.22), Javin Sant (1.33.00).

Breaststroke: Boys (U-17): 50m: Ravinder (0.32.19), Mridul Punia (0.33.32), Tejinder Singh (0.34.44).

Freestyle: Boys (U-12) 50m: Shubham Arya (0.33.85), Samar Toor (0.36.19), Yuval Kansal (0.41.28).

Girls (U-14) 50m: Mani Mehtab (0.32.66), Akanksha Sethi (0.38.10), Anhad Kaur (0.40.28).

Boys (U-14) 50m: Roshan Chirag Singh Dhaliwal (0.30.47), Ranjot Singh (0.30.85), Simran Singh Banipal (0.32.79).

Girls (U-12) 50m: Jasmeet Kaur (0.36.28), Soumya Nayyar (0.37.78), Zahracaur Takhar (0.48.00).

Freestyle: Boys (U-17) 50m: Mridul Punia (0.25.41), Amandeep Singh (0.26.50), Lovedeep (0.29.56).



Local lad wins laurels in golf

Chandigarh, June 28
Local lad Karandeep Singh Kochhar shot his career best three-under to win the recently concluded Costal Junior Golf Tour held at the Castle Bay Country Club, Hampstead, North Carolina (USA). He defeated Jackson Young of the USA by a margin of nine strokes to win the competition. Will Simpson of the USA bagged the third position in the same event.

Karandeep started off well with two birdies on the first and second hole and later he went one-under till the 14th hole. He again birdied the 15th and 18th to finish three-under. A trainee at the Chandigarh Golf Club under the supervision of coach Jesse Grewal, the ace player, has won many other international titles for the city. — TNS



Chandigarh thrash Yamunanagar
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 28
In the ongoing three match cricket series being played at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, the cricket team of Chandigarh defeated Yamunanagar by a huge margin of 180 runs here today. Batting first, the local side posted a healthy total of 371 runs after losing five wickets in the allotted slot of 50 overs.

Batsman Utkarsh scored a brilliant and quick fire 162 off 128, while his crease mate, Parvesh Sharma, contributed 70 off 78 balls. Sourav remained the other principal scorer with his 58-run contribution. For the visiting side, bowler Vishal claimed three for 72.

In reply, Yamunanagar team failed to achieve the target and bundled out on the total of 191 runs in 40 overs.

Simran scored 64 off 72, while Sahil completed his half-century off 65. For bowling side, Sourav and Parvesh shared points after grabbing four for 18 and three for 34, respectively.



Chandigarh secure three points
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 28
The Chandigarh cricket team secured full three points on the basis of their first-innings lead against Amritsar during the final day of the Inter-District Cricket Championship for Boys (U-22) at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium here today.

Earlier, the local side declared their second innings on the total of 338 runs for eight in 102.2 overs to get an overall lead of 369 runs. In reply, Amritsar team scored 308 runs after losing seven wickets in 78 overs till the end of the final day’s play.

Karan Sharma went on to complete his century after scoring 110 runs, while Rohan Marwaha (40), Amandeep Bawa (46) and Abhinav Sharma (46) were the other main scorers for the team. For bowling side, Abhilash Sharma was the highest wicket-taker after claiming three for 96, while Gurinder Singh took two for 125.

The Chandigarh’s innings were studded by a fine 91-run contribution by Gurinder Singh, who was equally supported by Abhilash Sharma (83). Bowler Amandeep Bawa took three for 64, while Ashwani Kumar and Rahul Kanojia managed to get two wickets each.

In another match, the cricket team of Patiala drubbed Mohali by six wickets to gain five points. Patiala’s Prabhjot Singh guided the team to victory after contributing a fine 157-run innings. Mohit Mohindra (74) and Himanshu Chawla (61) were the other principal scorers. The team scored 391 for four in 92 overs during their innings.

In the third match held at the Burlton Park, Jalandhar, the Ludhiana team defeated Jalandhar by six wickets to add five points in their points tally. In their second innings, the Ludhaian team posted a total of 228 runs by losing four wickets in 59 overs.

Openers Sunny Pandey (87) and Akhil Aggarwal (93) added 183 runs for the first wicket. For bowling side, Gurkirat Singh claimed three for 60.



APJ get better of Baptist academy
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 28
In the ongoing Summer Junior Cricket Championship, the cricket team of APJ defeated Baptist Cricket Academy by 40 runs at DAV College, Sector 10, here.

Batting first, the wining side posted a total of 153 runs in the allotted slot of 20 overs. Tejpreet (59) and Simran (33) contributed the lion’s share in the team’s total. In reply, Baptist academy bundled out on a mere total of 30 runs with Himanshu grabbing four wickets for the bowling side.

In another match, DAV School, Sector 8, overcame Saupin’s School by 56 runs. The wining side scored a total of 107 runs in the allotted slot of 20 overs. Prashant (40) and Sachin (28) were the main scorers for the team.

In reply, the Saupin’s team bundled out on 51 runs with Sathpreet (15), scoring the most runs. Bowler Piyush Thakur took a five-wicket haul.



20 selected to represent city
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 28
The Chandigarh Ball Badminton Association has selected a total of 20 players (10 boys and 10 girls) to represent the city in the upcoming 58th Junior Ball Badminton Championship to be held at Dindigul (Tamil Nadu) from July 4 to 8 here today.

Boys: Deepak Rathee (captain), Darshpreet Saini, Manpreet Singh, Sumit Singh, Prabhat Kumar, Shubham Thakur, Anil Singh, Harwinder Singh, Pratik Pawaria and Ashish Goel; Bhushan Kanwar (manager) and Manish Dhiman (coach).

Girls: Sapna (captain), Bhagwati, Geetanjali Arora, Navpreet Kaur, Shruti, Neha, Diksha, Ishika, Chanderlata, Priti; Monu Dhiman (coach).



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