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KV student dies, three injured as auto overturns
Suman Bhatnagar

Ambala, August 13
A student of Kendriya Vidhyala No 4 was killed and three others were injured when an auto-rickshaw overturned near Shahpur chowk close to Ambala Cantonment this morning.

The deceased was identified as Shubham, a resident of Nanhera village. Two girl students, Rajinder Kaur (12) and Tamanpreet (10), were admitted to the local Civil Hospital.

The driver of the auto-rickshaw was carrying seven students. The auto-rickshaw overturned as the driver tried to avoid collision with a motorbike. Two other students, Ajaypreet and Hunny, sustained minor injuries. Tamanpreet who sustained multiple fracture on one arm was referred to PGI, Chandigarh, this noon.

Deputy commissioner Shekhar Vidyarthi visited the hospital and condoled the parents of the deceased. He said the expenses of the treatment of the injured would be borne by the Red Cross Society. Subedar Major BS Gill of 1 Artillery Brigade also condoled the father of the deceased who has been working as a gardener in the brigade for several years.

Later talking to media persons, deputy commissioner said the rules of the High Court regarding the school vehicles would be implemented strictly in the district. 



Woman ends life, one held

Ambala, August 13
A woman committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at a hotel room in Rai Market, Ambala Cantonment, today. A case has been registered against a person, who was present in the hotel at that time, under Section 306 of the IPC.

A police team prior to the Independence Day went to the hotel for checking. The team found that a youth Gaurav, reportedly connected with electronic media, was sleeping in the room and a woman, identified as Anjali (26), was hanging from the ceiling fan.

The postmortem was conducted. It could not be ascertained so far as to what has instigated the woman to take such a harsh step. SHO Ambala Cantt police station Baljeet Singh said the accused would be produced in the court tomorrow. –– OC



Jewellery, cash stolen
Our Correspondent.

Kalka, August13
In a theft incident, which occurred in the railway colony of Tipra village, Kalka, the thieves had stolen cash and jewellery from a house.

In a complaint to the Kalka Police, Ishawar Singh of Tipra village, said he had gone to attend a marriage at around 9.30 pm on Sunday night, and when he came back at around 1.30 am he found that the lock of his house was broken and the cash and jewellery was stolen. Rs 1.30 lakh and gold ornaments of worth 3 lakh were stolen from the house and the police have registered a complaint regarding the theft. 



Couple booked for defrauding bank
Tribune News Service

Kharar, August 13
The local police has registered a case against a couple from Chandigarh (Sector 50 B) for defrauding Vijaya Bank (Kharar) of Rs 12 lakh.

The complaint has been lodged in this regard by senior branch manager of the bank at Kharar in which he alleged that the couple, Sandip Bhardwaj and Anju Bhardwaj, had taken a loan of Rs 12 lakh from the bank against their five-marla plot.

“The Bhardwaj couple did not get the mutation of the plot done and later sold it to another person. They did not return the loan to the bank,” said the senior manager.

An inquiry was conducted by the local economic wing following which the Mohali SSP ordered to register a case of defrauding against the Bhardwaj couple.

The police booked the Bhardwaj couple under Sections 420, 406 and 120B of the IPC, who is reportedly at large.



Youth arrested with country-made pistol 
Tribune News Service

Fatehgarh Sahib, August 13
The local police has seized a .315 bore country-made pistol along with five live cartridges from a youth identified as Jasvir Singh.

The youth, who bought the ammunitions to kill his brother and family to seek revenge of his father’s killing, has been arrested. The weapon and cartridges were purchased by the accused from Muzzaffar Nagar in Uttar Pradesh for Rs 1,500. He told the police he would have killed himself after taking his revenge.

A case in this regard had been registered against Kaka, his wife Jaspal Kaur and two sons Harjinder and Gurbhajan Singh on June 9, 1994 under Sections 302, 34, 120B of the IPC.

However, the three accused were acquitted of the murder charges after in 1995.

Jasvir told the police that he was not satisfied with the decision and decided to eliminate Kaka Singh and his family. 



Bag stolen from car
Sanjay Bumbroo
Tribune News Service

Fatehgarh Sahib, August 13
An NRI woman from Cyprus lost her bag containing cash, a mobile set and some important documents when an unidentified person stole the bag after smashing the rear windowpane of her car near bank square on the busy Fatehgarh Sahib-Sirhind road here this evening.

The NRI, who was identified as Manpreet Kaur, had come to the bank along with her relatives from Balahda, for opening an account in Indian Overseas Bank.

After she came out of the bank, she found the windowpane of the car broken and her purse missing. The matter was reported to the police.

The police said only the Bank of India had installed CCTV cameras on its premises and that too was lying defunct.

The police is also tracking the mobile number. It was learnt that the accused was hiding in one of the colonies in the town.

A number of theft incidents have taken place in the area. Thieves take away valuables from the vehicles parked near a gurdwara in the town. One Paramjit Kaur, a resident of Brass village, had reported to the police that some women in the town had taken away a kit containing gold jewellery worth Rs 13 lakh, from her purse.



11,000 boxes of English wine seized from godown
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 13
The UT police today seized about 11,000 boxes of illegal English wine stored at a godown in Raipur Kalan, Chandigarh. The godown was in possession of Naresh Garg, a wine contractor, who was having a dispute with his landlord Sharanjit Singh.

The police said Naresh Garg was arrested under the NDPS Act on December, 2011, at Kochi.

On receiving information, a police team headed by Inspector Ranjit Dhillon along with Excise Inspector Yogeshwar Sharma and Inspector Vijay Garg raided the godown.

Additional Commissioner, Excise, said Naresh Garg had already informed the excise department that the godown owner did not allow him to take the licensed wine from there.

UT excise department has written to the company office to destroy the wine. A daily diary report has been lodged at the Mauli Jagran police post. 



Table tennis tournament from August 16
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 13
Prof RS Mehta Memorial Open Table Tennis
Tournament is all set to begin from the 16th August at the Table Tennis Hall, Sec 23, Chandigarh. The tournament will be held under the aegis of Chandigarh Table Tennis Association and is sponsored by the Chandigarh Table Tennis Club.

According to officials, all matches will be played in accordance with the rules of TTFI. The Players will have to bring date of birth certificates with them so that their age could be verified, if required. Entries will be closed at 6.00 pm on August 15.

The players will participate under five different categories. The participants will perform U-12, sub-junior, U-18, U-21 categories. There is no age bar for men and women, who want to participate for senior category. 



Local students shine
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 13
The Students of Golden Bells Public School, Sector 77, Mohali, won several medals in the India Open International Table Soccer Championship, which was organised under the aegis of the Table Soccer Federation of India.

The tournament was held at Shimla between 10-12 August this month. Five countries, including Thailand, Nepal, Korea and 15 states of India had participated in the tournament. The school won 10 gold, 10 silver and 5 bronze medals. The school also won the overall championship trophy. Chairman of the school, Col CS Bawa (Retired) congratulated the winners for their outstanding achievement.



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