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Railway employee found dead
Our Correspondent

Kalka, July 13
A 50-year-old railway employee was found dead today at Railway Ground, in Kalka. The deceased has been identified as Manohar Lal, who was working in Diesel Shed, Kalka. He had gone for a walk last night but did not return, said a family member. His body was recovered from Railway Sports ground, Kalka. A case has been registered in this regard.

Man robbed of Rs 25,000

A local resident, who had come to deposit money at the Kalka Punjab National Bank, here today, was robbed of his money by three persons, who were already sitting in the bank.

According to information available, Chhote Lal, a resident of, near Kali Mata temple went to deposit Rs 25,000 in the bank. The three persons sitting, who assured him to deposit his money took amount from him and asked him to bring a new deposit form. When he brought the form, the miscreants decamped with the money. Chhote Lal has recognised the alleged accused through CCTV installed in the bank. The police has started the investigations.



Man run over by train
Our Correspondent

Dera Bassi, July 13
A 59-year-old person was run over by a train near Lalru on Thursday. The deceased was identified as Jagpal Singh a resident of Gazipur village in Ambala district Ambala.

The incident took place when he was trying to cross the track near Lalru. The body of the victim was handed over to relatives after post-mortem.



Punjabi University appoints female dean for girl students
Tribune News Service

Patiala, July 13
In a first-of-its-kind decision, Punjabi University, Patiala, has appointed Prof Amritpal Kaur as the Additional Dean Students Welfare (Girls) to solve all issues related to girl students on priority.

Vice-Chancellor of the university Dr Jaspal Singh said this has been a welcome step towards women's contribution in the university's administration. Dr Manju Verma, director of the Women Studies Centre, said it was a positive and historic step taken by the university for the welfare of girl students staying on the campus, away from their parents. The number of girl students had increased considerably in the last few years and they would be at ease to discuss their issues with a female dean, she said.

Dr Amirtpal Kaur has been a member, standing committee of the Women Studies Centre of the university, for the last five years, besides being a professor in the department of Punjabi Literary Studies. She is also holding the additional charge of the director of Bhai Randhir Singh Online Gurmat Sangeet Library. Dr Amritpal Kaur has taken keen interest in promotion of Punjabi literature and is translating certain original works of great writers in Punjabi and other languages. 



Punjabi varsity opens rural college

Patiala, July 13
Under the Punjab government's policy of encouraging higher education in rural areas, Punjabi University, Patiala, has established a college at Miranpur in Bhunerheri block of Patiala district, an educationally backward area. The state government has sanctioned a grant of Rs 1.33 crore for this college. It is the eighth rural college set up in the recent past.

Vice-Chancellor of the university Dr Jaspal Singh visited the college campus to personally monitor the academic and other development activities in the college. He was accompanied by the university's executive engineer Manjit Singh Sidhu, Dean Colleges Dr Jamshid Ali Khan, and Director CAMS Dr Gurmeet Singh Mann.

Dr Jamshid Ali Khan said from the academic session 2012 this college has been given 200 seats; 40 seats each for BA, BSc, BCom, BBA and PGDCA. Residents of the neighbouring areas are showing keen interest for admission of their wards in this college, he said. ó TNS



Budha Dal honours meritorious students
Tribune News Service

Patiala, July 13
The students of Budha Dal Public School who secured top positions in various competitive exams were honoured in a function held at the school yesterday evening.

Sukhman Shergill, who got 8th rank in the AIIMS entrance examination, got 34th rank in the All-India PMT and topped the Bio Olympiad; Anshul Bawa, who bagged 178th rank in the IIT-JEE; and Harjot Kaur, an alumna who cleared Punjab Civil Services recently, were among the 20 students awarded during the function.

Chief Patron of the school Jathedar Baba Balbir Singh and President of the managing committee of the school Sukhvinderjit Kaur were the special guests on the occasion. Three students -- Sofia Goel, Sukhman Shergill and Yadwinder Singh -- who have been awarded an Rs 80,000 annual scholarship for the next five years for higher education under ‚ÄúInspire‚ÄĚ scheme of Central Board of School Education were also honoured. As many as 12 students were awarded for their performance in the Punjab PMT. The school also applauded the efforts of the NASA achievers who had made the country proud by getting 3rd position in the AMES Space Research Contest held at Washington DC in May 2012, where teams from 20 countries had participated. The function felicitated the toppers of various streams in the CBSE Class XII examination.

School principal Dr Amrit Aujla congratulated the students and the proud parents present on the occasion.



Online fraud
Chennai-based company dupes residents
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 13
In a case of online fraud involving bullion investment, a Chennai-based company duped scores of city residents by promising them huge returns.

The Cyber Crime Cell of the UT Police has registered a case of cheating against directors of Unipay 2U Chennai and Dr Preshnath Arumugan, director, Best Genius, Malaysia.

The case has been registered after obtaining legal opinion. The police acted on the complaint of Vinod Rattan, a resident of Pepsu Society, Sector 50, who was duped of Rs 25 lakh by the company. He reported that he invested the money online after the company promised huge returns on online gold bullion investment. The entire transaction was done on the internet. However, his bank account was credited with interest only once in September 2011 and after that there was no response from the company.

The accused used to trade in online gold bullion investment and collected lakhs of rupees from the costumers. A Case under Sections 406,420,120B of the IPC and 66A of the IT Act has been registered.



PEC student hurt in brawl
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 13
A student of PEC was injured in a clash between students at the Panjab University here today.

Acting on the complaint of Abhinay Louna, police has booked Gurjit Kumar, Vikram Pandey, Pawan and Runit, all residents of Room No 116 A-Block, Himalaya Hostel, PU, in a case of criminal intimidation and causing hurt.

A case under Sections 323, 506, 34 of the IPC has been registered and accused Vikram Pandey has been arrested. The police said the brawl took place over the issue of a bike.



Three vehicles stolen
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 13
As many as three cases of vehicle thefts has been registered in the last 24 hours. Om parkash, a resident of Police Colony, Sector 20, reported that someone stolen his Hero Honda splendor motorcycle (No CH-04J-1826) from his residence.

Amrik Singh, a resident of Sector 20A, Chandigarh, reported that his car (No CH-01Z-4866) was stolen from his residence on the intervening night of July 11 and 12. Charanjit Singh, a resident of Sector 29 reported that his Hero Honda motorcycle (No CH-01-AD-5675) was stolen from Sector-29, Chandigarh.



Jagjit, Prabhjit Kaur win two golds
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 13
Jagjit Singh of DAV College, Sector 10, and Prabhjit Kaur of Sports Complex, Sector 46, won two golds each in the Chandigarh State Sub-Junior and Junior Athletics Championship that concluded at Athletics Complex, Sector 46, here today.

Brig. Kuldip Singh Chandpuri (MVC, VSM), president of the Chandigarh Athletics Association gave away the medals to the winners.

The detailed results are as under:


200 m: 1. Jagjit Singh, DAVC, Sec-10 2. Ashish Lohan, DAVC, Sec-10 3. Amit Kumar, DAVC, Sec-10.

800 m: 1. Parmesh Kumar, SGGSC, Sec-26, 2. Vaibhav PUC, Sec-14, 3. Sumit Kumar, Sports Complex, Sec-46.

1500 m: 1. Atul, Sports Complex, Sec-46, 2. Jatinder, GMSSS, Sec-10, 3. Vikas Goyat, SSIPS, Sec-28.

10000 m: 1. Deepak Sharma, Sports Complex, Sec-7, 2. Mohan Sports, Complex, Sec-7, 3. Pawan Kumar, St. Johnís, Sec-26.

Long Jump: 1. Jagjit Singh, DAVC, Sec-10, 2. Prakash Verma, Sports Complex, Sec-7, 3. Ashu Kumar, DASSS, Sec-8.

Discus Throw: 1. Paramjit Singh, BSCA, Sec-39, 2. Amandeep Singh, BSCA, Sec-39, 3. Rajnish, GMHS, Sec-26.


200 m: 1. Amandeep Singh, Sports Complex, Sec-46, 2. Vishal Singh, KVS, Sec-31, 3. Jasbir, SDPS, Sec-32.

800 m: 1. Pankaj, SGCPS, Sec-26, 2. Mehul Kumar, DAVMS, Sec-15, 3. Ajesh Kumar, Sports Complex, Sec-7.

1500 m: 1. Ajesh Kumar, Sports Complex, Sec-7, 2. Pankaj Saini, GMSSS, Sec-37, 3. Kailash Dutt, GMHS, Sec-28.

Long Jump: 1. Sagar, Sports Complex, Sec-7, 2. Sumit, GNKS, Sec-30, 3. Rahul Malik, SIPS, Sec-28

Discus Throw: 1. Gurjeet Singh, BSCA, Sec-39, 2. Manish, GNKS, Sec-30, 3. Nishan Singh, DAVMS, Sec-15.

Javelin Throw: 1. Sandeep Kumar, GNKS, Sec-30, 2. Sagar, Sports Complex, Sec-46, 3. Karamjot Singh, GMHS, Sec-26.


200 m: 1. Robin Singh, GNPS, Sec-36, 2. Sudhir, GMHS, Sec-26, 3. Surjeet, SDPS, Sec-32.

1000 m: 1. Mohammad Bilal, Sports Complex, Sec-7, 2. Prakash Yadav, Sports Complex, Sec-7, 3. Ankit Kumar, GMHS, Sec-15.

Long Jump: 1. Gurinderjit Singh, SSIPS, Sec-28, 2. Karanjeet Chaddha, GHS, Karsan, 3. Gursewak Singh, GMSSS, Sec-37.

Discus Throw: 1. Sachin Sharma, BSCA, Sec-39, 2. Naveen Sharma, BSCA, Sec-39, 3. Pranyay, St. Johnís, Sec-26

Javelin Throw: 1. Pankaj, GMSSS, Sec-31, 2. Dimple, GMSSS, Sec-32, 3. Pankaj Singh, GMSSS, Sec-32


600 m: 1. Sumit, GMSSS, Sec-46, 2. Vikas, GMHS, Sec-26, 3. Nishant, KVS, Sec-31.

Long Jump: 1. Rishab, KVS, Sec-31, 2. Divanshiu, KVS, Sec-31, 3. Rahul, GMHS, Sec-26.


Discus Throw: 1. Geetan, GMSSS, Sec-37, 2. Annmary, GMSSS, Sec-16, 3. Meenakshi, PUC, Sec-14.


1500 m: 1. Ramanjot Kaur, GMSSS, Sec-8, 2. Ravita, GMHS, Sec-26, 3. Himanshu, GMHS, Sec-26.

Discus Throw: 1. Harmeet Kaur, GMSSS, Sec-37, 2. Neha, GMSSS, Sec-16, 3. Gurpreet Kaur, GMSSS, Sec-16.


200 m: 1. Sunita, GMSSS, Sec-37, 2. Shivani Rana, GMSSS, Sec-37, 3. Palavi, KVS, Sec-31.

1000 m: 1. Rajshikha Malik, Sports Complex, Sec-46, 2. Shweta, GMSSS, Sec-37, 3. Iram Khan, GMSSS, Sec-37.

Long Jump: 1. Kamini Gursain, GMSSS, Sec-37, 2. Komal, SSIPS, Sec-28, 3. Sheetal, GMHS, Sec-26

Discus Throw: 1. Prabhdeep Kaur, Sports Complex, Sec-46, 2. Manisha, GMHS (PL), Sec-26, 3. Dipti, GMHS (PL), Sec-26.

Javelin Throw: 1.Prabhdeep, Sports Complex, Sec-46, 2. Simran, GMSSS, Sec-37, 3. Dipti, GMHS (PL), Sec-26.

Girls u-14 years

600 m: 1. Harmanpreet Kaur, SSIPS, Sec-28, 2. Monika, KVS, Sec-31, 3. Arshdeep, GMSSS, Sec-37.

Long Jump: 1. Amanjot, GMSSS, Sec-37, 2. Divyanshi, GMSSS, Sec-33, 3. Payal, KVS, Sec-31.



Lawn tennis: Shreyas, Bhavya get wild card entry
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 13
Shreyas and Bhavya are among the 12 players who got wild card entry in the boys and girls U-12 category, respectively, in the CLTA-AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament to be held at CLTA from July 16.

The CLTA spokesman said that qualifying matches for this event will be played on July 14 and 15 and about 203 players from different states of India would be participating in U-12 and U-16 and Girls U-12 and U-16 events of the tournament.

The qualifying first round matches will be played at the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA) Complex and Lake Sports Complex, Chandigarh, from 8.30 am and 9.00 am, respectively, on Saturday.

Wild Card for the Main Draw have been given to the following players:

Boys U-12: 1. Shreyas Chopra 2. Jaskaran Singh 3. Ravikaran 4. Pranav Chopra

Boys U-16: 1. Rahul Seth 2. Addhyan 3. Rohit Kumar 4. Maahin Puri

Girls U-12: Bhavya Sangri

Girls U-16: 1. Aspreet Kaur Bajwa 2. Ikshika Sangri 3. Akshita Singhoh.



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