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Health dept's dispensaries encroached upon
Surinder Bhardwaj

Fatehgarh Sahib, July 22
The buildings belonging to the health department at Khant Manpur village and Nogawan have been encroached by the many people for a long time. The doctors and other staff are running the dispensaries from a single room, where as majority of the land and building is in the custody of encroachers.

The department constructed the buildings for dispensaries in 1995 and these buildings are lying vacant as no doctors and staff was posted there. Many people after encroaching the buildings have converted it into their houses. The village Sarpanch said that village panchayat had given five Kanal seven Marla land to the health department for constructing dispensary. But today, less than one Kanal of the land is in their possession as rest of the land is in possession of encroachers. Civil Surgeon office has written to the DC to get these dispensaries vacated from encroachers.

While talking to The Tribune, Kamaljeet Kaur, young woman sarpanch of Khant village said that a family dealing with milk business is staying there for a long time. She said earlier, the village panchayat had taken up the matter with the then DC but could not succeed as they have much influence. She alleged that the male members of their family are of criminal nature and two members of the family had been to jail under the NDPC Act.

She added that the adjoining to the building is Bibi Bhani Panchyat Girls College, where over 300 girls study. She said now they had written to the Civil Surgeon to get the building vacated as the doctors and paramedical staff had only one room to operate.

Similarly, the land of primary health center Nogawan has been encroached by private parties who are not vacating it, where as PHC is being run from one room only.

When contacted Dr. Jai Singh, Civil Surgeon, he said that he had just joined as a Civil Surgeon and would look into the matter and write to the DC and SSP if required.

He added that the health department will make all out efforts to vacate the building.



Admn fails to shift dairies
Suman Bhatnagar

Ambala, July 22
The administration has failed to shift the dairies outside the urban area in the adjoining village where the administration has provided plots to dairy owners on subsidies rate and has already spent crores of rupees to make available all the basic amenities like roads, water and electricity.

Around 200 small and medium dairies are running in the residential areas of the city causing great problems to the residents. The dairy owners generally flow the dung of the cattle in the drains, which chokes the main drains. Some of the dairy owners allegedly leave their cattle on the road after milking, which further create nuisance for the people.

A few months ago, the administration had announced that the dairies would shift out side the urban area by the end of May. During this period, no sincere efforts were made except a few challans of some of the dairy owners.

The administration had claimed that the power and water connection of those dairy owners would be disconnected who do not shift their dairies but nothing was done in it. In fact, the issue should have tackled with strong hand and political pressure should also be exploited to solve it.

Around eight years ago, during the regime of Om Prakash Chautala, the scheme for shifting the dairies from urban areas was finalised and a piece of land was acquired for it in the nearby Khatoli village. A number of meetings were also conducted to make a consensus between the dairy owners and the administration but no output come out.

A few dairy owners had recently shifted their dairies to Khatoli village but most of those still existed in the city area.

The residents are disappointed as they are aware that the dairies could not be shifted even after the repeated efforts of the administration.

The dairy owners said that most of their clients were residing in the urban area. If they shifted their dairies in the village their business would be badly affected.




DG Health pays surprise visit to Civil Hospital
Suman Bhatnagar

Ambala, July 22
Director General Health, Dr. Narveer Singh made a surprise visit to the Civil Hospital at Ambala City here this morning and witnessed several problems being faced by the patients especially in the trauma centre.

Narveer reached there at 9 in the morning and found that sanitation was not conducted even in the emergency ward properly. Some of the patients were lying on the beds without bed sheets.

The DGH checked some of the patients of the emergency ward and discussed the concerned doctor about the prescribed diagnose.

Talking to the media persons, he said that the department would provide all the specialised medical services including CT scan in the trauma centre. When asked that specialised doctors like neurosurgeon were not available in the trauma centre for which the trauma patients are generally referred to the PGI, Chandigarh, he said that it was not a good practice, the doctors of the hospital should deal those patients and only very serious patients should be referred to PGI, Chandigarh.

He said if any doctor was found asking the patient to bring the medicine from market, he would be placed under suspension.

When it was brought to his notice that instead of nurses or pharmacist the fourth class employees stitched the wounds of the patient in trauma centre, he said it was a very serious matter and he would look into it. He assured that a fulltime ultrasound doctor would be made available in the hospital.



Woman dies of ‘poisoning’
Parmod Mehta

Dera Bassi, July 22
A woman of Pandwala village was suspected died of poisoning here on Saturday at the GMCH, Sector 32, Chandigarh. Sources said that the victim, Siksha, a resident of nearby Pandwala village, was brought to the Civil Hospital, Dera Bassi on July 17 and was suffering from with diarrhea.

Doctors diagnosed diarrhoea but also suspected a case of poisoning. She was then referred to GMCH-32, Chandigarh, due to her serious condition. But she died in the same hospital on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the SMO Dera Bassi Dr. JK Bansal said that when the victim was brought to the Civil Hospital, Dera Bassi, the doctors suspected the case of poisoning. Due to serious condition she was referred for GMCH-32. Doctors of GMCH-32, Chandigarh, had reported to the Dera Bassi police about suspected case of poisoning.

The police said that it had received information of poisoning case from doctors who were treating the victim, and have sent samples from her body to laboratory at Kharar.

The real cause of her death would be ascertained after receiving the report of post mortem examination, the police added.



23-year-old commits suicide
Our Correspondent

Ambala, July 22
A student allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself with a hook at a student hostel here this evening. The deceased was identified as Naresh Kumar (23) a resident of a village close to Kaithal.

According to information, Naresh was a student of polytechnic Ambala City. He got a compartment in the diploma course and was preparing for the compartment examination privately. He had come to meet his friend Nihal, staying in the hostel this morning. Both of them took meal together.

In the meantime, Nihal went outside the hostel to take tea. When he returned, he found Naresh was hanging with a hook.

The police took the body of the victim to the Civil Hospital for the postmortem examination. The parents of the deceased were informed. The actual cause of the death would be revealed after the postmortem report, police said.



Man held with narcotics
Tribune News Service

Kurali, July 22
The local police arrested a government employee for carrying narcotics here today. The accused has been identified as Joginder Singh, a local resident. Joginder Singh, who is class IV employee at a government dispensary in village Boothgarh, was arrested with 2.5 kg sedative powder and 20 strips of capsules, at a ‘naka’ here.

A case under Sections 21, 61, 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered against him. He was produced before the court and has been sent to judicial custody.



Pedestrian dies after being hit by motorcycle
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 22
A pedestrian died after being hit by a speeding motorcycle near Poultry Farm Chowk, Hallo Majra. According to the police, Naginder Kumar Yadav, brother of deceased Manoj Yadav, filed a complaint that his brother was hit by a motorcycle driven by Gaurav Garg, a resident of Preet Colony, Zirakpur.

Injured Manoj was rushed to Government Medical College Hospital -32 where he was declared brought dead by the doctors.

A case has been registered at the Sector 31 police station. The accused was arrested and later bailed-out. Further investigation is going on in the case.



Theft in two houses at Sector 50
Thieves target four houses in Pepso Society, but fail to break in at two
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 22
Thieves targeted four houses in Pepso Society in Sector 50 and decamped with cash and valuables worth Rs 2.20 lakhs on Saturday night.

The thieves managed to decamp with valuables in two houses, while they failed in their attempt to break-in two more houses after they found that the owners were present in the house.

The owners of the houses that were burgled were out of station and were informed about the theft by the neighbours.

A case was registered at the Sector 34 police station.



Snatching incident at Sector 10
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 22
A snatching incident was reported at Sector 10 where unknown motorcycle motorcycle-borne youth snatched a mobile phone and a camera from a pedestrian.

Sanjeev Kumar, resident of Gobind Nagar, Naya Gaon, reported that two youngsters riding a Hero Honda Splendor motorcycle sped away after snatching his mobile phone and camera in front of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector-10. The complainant failed to note the registration number of the motorcycle.

A case has been registered in Sector 3 police station and investigation is going on.



Motorcyclist killed

Banur, July 22
A motorcyclist was killed in a road accident on the Banur-Ambala road near Khaspur village on Saturday morning here. The deceased was identified as 27-year-old Amit Seth, a resident of Ambala city.

As per the information, the accident occurred when a speedy car hit the motorcycle of the victim and fled from the scene. Amit died on the spot. The police has registered a case against car driver under Sections 279, 427 and 304 A and started the investigations. — OC



Table tennis
Double delight for Dev Saini
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 22
Dev Saini of DAV College, Sector 10, claimed two titles -youth boys' (U-21) and mens single's - during the first Chandigarh State Ranking Table Tennis Tournament being held at the Table Tennis Hall, Sector 23, here today. Another player, Naina Suri of SD College, Sector 32, won the youth girls' (U-21) title and Gurvinder Kaur of PAG Audit Punjab won the women's singles title.


Youth Girls (U-21): Quarter Final - Kalyani (SD-32) beat Paavan (DAV-8) by 11-6, 11-5, 11-1, 11-5 (4-0); Sezzal Gupta (ManavMangal-Mohali) beat Anshuki (DAV-8) by 4-11, 11-9, 11-8, 11-7, 11-8 (4-1); Naina Suri (SD-32) beat Bhavya (SH-26) by 8-11, 7-11, 8-11, 9-11 (4-0); Pareen (DAV-8) beat Rajeshwari (Carmel-9) by 11-9, 9-11, 11-2, 11-13, 11-7, 13-11 (4-2); Semi Final - Kalyani (SD-32) beat Pareen (DAVPS-8) by 11-8, 11-7, 11-8, 11-9 (4-0); Naina (SD-32) beat Sezzal (MM-Mohali) by 11-5, 11-5, 11-5, 11-5 (4-0); Final - Naina (SD-32) beat Kalyani (SD-32) by 11-7, 10-12, 11-8, 11-7, 11-9 (4-1); Youth Boys (U-21) - Quarter Final - Dev Saini (DAV10) beat Pankaj (MM-21) by 9-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-9, 12-10 (4-1); Mayank Kapoor (DAV-8) beat Tushar Gupta (DAV10) by 10-12, 11-8, 11-9, 11-9, 15-13 (4-1); Dinker Goyal (GM-16) beat Akul (AKSIPS) by 16-18, 11-6, 11-5, 11-2, 11-9 (4-1); Divaksh (DAV8) beat Aditya Pandey (NPS-18) by 11-8, 8-11, 5-11, 11-4, 11-6, 11-8 (4-2); Semi Finals - Mayank Kapoor beat Divaksh by 11-7, 11-8, 11-9, 10-12,11-9 (4-1); Dev Saini beat Dinker Goyal by 8-11, 11-9, 5-11, 11-9, 11-5, 11-7 (4-2); Final - Dev Saini beat Mayank Kapoor by 16-14, 9-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-9 (4-1); Men Singles - Quarter Final - Vikas Sharma (AG Punjab) beat Divaksh (DAV-8) by 11-5, 11-6, 11-6, 10-12, 11-7 (4-1); Mayank Kapoor (DAV-8) beat Hitesh Mehta 11-9, 12-10, 15-13, 11-9 (4-0); Rachit Chopra beat Dinker Goyal (Gm-16) 11-3, 8-11, 11-2, 11-6, 11-9 (4-1); Dev Saini (DAV-10) beat Sahil SHarma by 11-9, 10-12, 11-7, 12-10 (4-1); Semi Final - Dev Saini (DAV-10) beat Rachit (Central Excise) by 12-10, 11-8, 8-11, 11-7, 11-8 (4-1); Vikas Sharma beat Mayank Kapoor by 11-4, 9-11, 16-14, 6-11, 11-1, 11-9 (4-1); Final - Dev Saini beat Vikas Sharma by 11-7, 9-11, 12-10, 11-8, 9-11, 15-13 (4-2); Women's Singles - Quarter Finals - Nadia Saini (Tech Mahindra) beat Pareen (DAVPS-8) by 11-9, 11-8, 11-13, 13-15,11-7,11-9 (4-2); Gurwinder Kaur (AG Punjab ) beat Rajeshwari (Carmel-9) 11-9, 14-12, 11-8, 11-9 (4-0); Kalyani (SD-32 ) beat Taranpreet (PU) by 11-9, 11-8, 117, 11-9 (4-0); Naina Suri (SD-32) beat Alish Grewal (Carmel-9) 11-7, 12-10, 11-3, 11-4 (4-0); Semi Final - Nadia Saini beat Naina Suri by 11-9, 10-12, 2-11, 11-9, 3-11, 11-8, 11-9 (4-3); Gurvinder Kaur beat Kalyani by 11-9, 11-8, 11-5, 8-11, 8-11, 6-11, 11-9 (4-3); Final - Gurvinder Kaur beat Nadia by 11-9, 6-11, 12-14, 11-8, 6-11, 11-4, 11-7 (4-3).



Divya Cricket Coaching Centre-44 emerge victorious

Chandigarh, July 22
In the ongoing Bribe Free Nation cricket cup, Divya Cricket Coaching Centre, Sector 44, defeated Property Consultant Association by six wickets. After electing to bat first, the losing side posted a total of 124 runs in the allotted slot of 20 overs. Manoj(32) remained unbeaten throughout the innings.

Navdeep (28) and Sanjay Chadha (22) were the other principal scorers. For the bowling side, Sahibjeet Singh claimed 3 for 7 while Shivam took 2 for 24.

In reply, the winning side chased down the target in 17 overs.

V Dhawan contributed unbeaten 50 runs. Vinit (31) and Tanuj (24) were the other principal scorers for the team.

For the bowling side, Rajender Thakur, Sanjay Chadha and Chirag Agarwal took one wicket each. Sahibjeet Singh of winning side bagged the Man of the Match award. — TNS



11-yr-old Tarini wins chess title
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 22
The 11-year-old chess prodigy, Tarini Goyal, of Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, won the title of Chandigarh Women’s Chess Champion, at St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, here today.

Tarini, bagged the championship with three points. Simranjeet Kaur of Saupin’s School, Sector 32, and Arunima Goyal of Sacred Heart School secured 2.5 points to finish second and third respectively. Another player Shweta claimed the fourth spot with 2 points.

The Chandigarh Chess Association has selected all the top position holders to represent the city in the upcoming National Women’s Chess Championship to be held in New Delhi from Aug 18 to 26. A total of 13 players participated in this championship.

Point positions:

3 Points - Tarini Goyal; 2.5 Points - Simranjeet Kaur, Arunima Goyal; 2 Points - Shweta, Kashish Kaushal, Inayat, Kaushal Tanya; 1 Point - Shilpi, Shobita, Anshu, Sejal Goyal, Paramjit Kaur.



Local team defeat Yamunanagar
Tribune News Service

The local team in a jubilant mood after defeating Yamunanagar in the Haryana Inter-District Cricket Tournament at GMSSS, Sector 19, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Parvesh chauhan

Chandigarh, July 22
The local cricket team defeated Yamunanagar in a match during the Haryana Inter-District Cricket Tournament for boys (U-16) at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, here today.

Electing to bat first, the visitors failed to face the bowling attack of the local side and bundled out for 47 runs. For Yamunanagar, Vishal (13 off 24) contributed the most runs.

For the bowling side, Ujjwal remained the pick of the bowlers after claiming four wickets for no runs in three overs. His bowling partner Parvesh Sharma claimed 3 for 20.

In reply, the winning side scored 51 without losing a wicket in 6.2 overs. Utkarsh (27) and Parvesh Sharma (21) remained unbeaten to ensure the team’s victory.



Ramanjot wins gold in sqay championship
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 22
Ramanjot Kaur of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, claimed gold medal in the girls (under-17, below 36 kg category) during the ongoing fifth Chandigarh State Sub-Junior Sqay Championship, being held here today.

Santosh of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Manimajra, bagged silver medal in the same category.

In the boys (under-17, below 47 kg category), Bimal of Government High School, Sector 7, won the top honour while Deepak of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, finished at the runners-up position.


Girls (U-17) (-36 kg): Ramanjot Kaur (GMSSS-8), Santosh (GMSSS, Mannimjra), Rajbir (GMSSS-MHC) and Indu (GMSSS-8). Boys (U-17) (-47 kg): Bimal (GHS-7), Deepak (GMSSS-8), Prabhat (Sikha School-46).



26 selected in cricket trials

Chandigarh, July 22
A total of 26 players were selected by the Haryana Cricket Association during the trails held at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, here today.

Selected probables:

Guntashveer, Deepak, Ankit, Chaudery ,Munish Kumar, Shivam Puri, Ashish, Kishan, Khatri, TP Singh, Mehroj, Rahul, Shubh, Mehta, Gourav, Karan, Mandeep, Surinder, Aditya Kumar, Sunny, Vishal Singh, Arun Belhara, Mohit Singla, Harman, Rahul, Gourav Dingra, Sourav, Shivam. — TNS



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