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Six drug peddlers arrested
Police recovers stolen gold worth Rs 3 lakh
Surinder Bhardwaj

Fatehgarh Sahib, August 19
The district police claimed to have arrested six drug peddlers involved in the sale of drugs during checking at different places. The police has also recovered 1.5 kg opium, 500 gm narcotics, 10 tolas gold ornaments worth Rs 3 lakh, 20 bottles of illegal whisky besides booking six landlords, who did not provide information about their tenants to the police at different police stations in the district.

The SSP, HS Mann, informed that the district police has succeeded in nabbing these drug peddlers, who in the disguise of doing respectable job or some other work were actually involved in illicit trade of drugs. He said the police has arrested a son of a leading barber in Sirhind and has recovered 500 gm opium from his custody. The SSP said the people have started providing information about drug peddlers and anti-social elements. The campaign initiated by the police has yielded good results and hundreds of drug peddlers have been booked.



Change in drainage system
Residents threaten protest, allege the proposed sewerage will choke pipes
Tribune News Service

Ropar, August 19
The residents of Dasmesh Nagar have threatened to launch an agitation for linking of a sewerage and drainage system from other parts of town with the pipelines of their area. The pipeline laid in their locality was meant for nearly 400 houses and by carrying the sewage from other localities in it will lead to choking, said Dasmesh Nagar Welfare Association.

Addressing a press conference today, the president of the association Roshan Lal, said no technical person can suggest going for such plan and they would oppose the move tooth and nail.

It was on August 10 that the residents staged a dharna over the issue on the Bela road and had blocked the traffic. The protests sparked in the area when the workers of Water Supply and Sewerage Board tried to connect the pipelines laid by the board with other colonies of the town.

The sewerage system in the locality was not able to carry the sewage of other parts of town and could collapse immediately leading to the insanitary conditions in the area, said Oberoi.

A committee headed by Additional Deputy Commissioner (development) was to look into the matter and we have explained it to the committee but to no avail, he said.



Army to flag off expedition to Kinner Kailash range
Tribune News Service

Patiala, August 19
To commemorate the golden jubilee year of Sarvada Agrani Brigade, an army team expedition will scale the treacherous heights of Kinner Kailash mountain range in Himachal Pradesh.

Col Pranaya Dangwal will flag off the expedition team in Patiala on August 21. The expedition team will comprise of an officer, one JCO and eight sappers, who will cover a distance of 158-km in 17 days and scale heights ranging from 1435-mt to 4450-mt.

The team would be led by Captain Sudhanshu Shukla and will trek through some of the most difficult peaks of Kinner Kailash mountain Range. The expedition team will spread the idea towards the engagement, encouragement and enlightenment of the natives in such remote areas.



Remand of two accused extended
Tribune News Service

Mohali, August 19
The court today extended the police remand of Maninder Singh and Tajinder Singh for one more day in the stabbing case in which Raminder Kaur and her 16-year-old daughter were left injured on Thursday evening.

Earlier both accused, Maninder Singh, a resident of Landran, and Tajinder Singh, a resident of Phase IX, were sent to the police remand for two days, following their arrest in the satbbing case.

The accused, both in their early twenties, had allegedly entered the victims’ house in Phase IV forcibly and stabbed the mother and daughter before fleeing away. Their third accomplice, Lucky, is still at large.

It was alleged by the girl’s family that Maninder Singh had been stalking the girl, a student of class X of Ajit Karam Singh International Public School, Phase XI, and asking her to be his friend. “When she refused, he attacked her,” alleged the family.

On the other hand, the accused claimed that they were friends and were in constant touch on phone and through Facebook.

Gurdip Singh, SHO of Phase I police station, said they had to work on several angles in the case.

“We need some more interrogation, so we requested the court for extension of the police remand,” added Gurdip Singh.

The police has registered a case of attempt to murder and outrage of modesty of woman against the accused.

“We got vital clues of Lucky and he would be arrested soon,” said Gurdip Singh.



Three sent to 14-day judicial custody

Mohali, August 19
The court today sent Suresh Kumar, a driver of Punjab’s chief secretary Rakesh Singh, and his two sons, Davinder Kumar and Mandeep Kumar, to 14-day judicial custody today.

Davinder Kumar and Mandeep Kumar have been arrested last night following creating a ruckus in the official Gypsy, which Suresh Kumar had brought home after his duty.

The brothers along with their friends, namely Manjinder Singh, Gurdip Singh and Gurtej Singh, alias Bata, had taken away the Gypsy and also hit a police vehicle, which was following them and two scooters in Sector 70 last evening. Ram Darshan, an inspector with the Mohali police, was also said to have received some injuries in the accident.

The police has registered a case under Sections 279, 283, 427, 353, 332, 186 and 34 of the IPC and Sections 3, 4 and 5 of the Motor Vehicle Act against them. Manjinder Singh, Gurdip Singh and Bata are yet to be nabbed.

Meanwhile, the police produced Suresh Kumar and his sons in court today, which sent the trio to judicial custody. — TNS



4 injured in road mishap
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 19
Four persons, including a girl and a conductor of a CTU bus, got injured when the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) bus was hit by the Haryana Roadways bus near the Aroma light point in Sector 22 today.

According to the police, the accident took place this morning when the CTU bus while crossing the green signal was hit by the Haryana Roadways bus that reportedly jumped the red light.

While three passengers of the Haryana Roadways bus received injuries, the CTU conductor, Jagtar Singh, got his right hand fractured in the accident.

The CTU bus, driven by Nirmal Singh, was crossing the green signal to enter Sector 22 from Sector 21 when the Haryana Roadways bus coming from the ISBT-17 roundabout towards the Aroma light point rammed into the CTU bus.

The police also scrutinised the CCTV footage installed at the light point, which established the mistake of Haryana Roadway’s bus driver.

All injured have been discharged after the treatment at the Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16. The police has arrested Haryana Roadways driver Ram Avtar, a resident of Rohtak district in Haryana.

Sub-Inspector (SI) Ram Rattan, in charge of Sector 22 police post said, “The CCTV footage established that Ram Avtar was on fault, as he jumped the red signal.”

A case was registered at the Sector 17 police station and both buses have been impounded.



Police clueless, forms special team
Robbery at ex-mla’s house
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 19
A day after wife of an ex-MLA of Punjab was robbed at her house, the police is yet to make headway in the case. A special investigation team (SIT) has also been constituted to nab the accused.

The Chandigarh Police has formed an SIT to crack the case, which would also visit Rajpura in Punjab from where the accused had claimed to have come from.

The SHO, Sector 26 police station, Anokh Singh, said the SIT had been formed and inquiry had been initiated. Teams would be sent to Rajpura and it would also be investigated if the complainant had any rivalry with someone, the SHO said.

Two armed youths had robbed valuables from the wife of Prof Balwant Singh, ex-MLA from Rajpura, after holding her hostage at her house in Sector 28.

Prof Singh was unhappy over the Sections slapped against the unidentified robbers and said his wife was kept hostage and robbed, however, the police didn’t add Sections 364 and 395 of the IPC in the FIR, which is kidnapping and abducting.

Meanwhile, a case under Sections 356, 380, 452 and 34 of the IPC has been registered that includes assaults or criminal; force in attempt to commit theft of property, theft and house trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint.

The police teams also visited Singh’s house to inquire about the incident as a part of investigation. Sources said the police could also get the sketches of the accused made on the description given by the victim.



No first-aid kits during games
Deepankar Sharda
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 19
The City Beautiful is known to be the best place to groom a player’s talent with modern and approachable facilities but when it comes to safeguard the talent, it seems that the UT education department fails.

The recent inter-school tourneys have witnessed a number of matches in almost five different events of the sports. When it comes to players’ safeguard, the department fails to provide a proper medical facility to them. A number of matches including of football, judo, tae-kwon-do, dodge ball were organised in the absence of the medical staff, here.

“Games like football and judo need proper and immediate medical help, if required. But the officials have nothing to offer except a glass of water. The schools, where some tourneys are being organised, might have sick rooms which are not fit for players. A medical staff is needed at all the venues to avoid any untoward incident,” said Kulwinder Singh, father of a judo player.

For the last many years, the department is organising the event in absence of medical staff. It can be seen that the officials fail to provide even stretchers during the inter-school football competitions. “The department is a part of the UT Administration and can ask for the medical support on a mere fee. No official has ever worked on the fact that the incident can happen anytime and the presence of a proper medical is needed for the players,” said the official.

The state sports organisers, DPI school said, “The officials have been clearly instructed to have at least first aid kit with the table referee. I do not know about the exact situation but will ask the officials to look after the matter properly. As the organisers, it is our duty to safeguard the player’s talent,” said PS Brar.

“We have been playing these tournaments for the past many years under various age-groups. Except few venues, we have never seen any proper medical facility on grounds. We sometimes, carry our own first-aid but a proper facility is always required. The things are approachable but all one needs is to wake-up the officials’ interest,” said some soccer players.



Kartik outplays Ashish in badminton championship
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, August 19
Low seed Kaartik Jindal upset Ashish, on the third of ongoing 46th Haryana State Senior Open State Badminton Championship, being held, here today.

Local lad Kartik defeated Ashish of Sonipat in a 3-set clash with a score of 17-21, 21-12 and 21-19. On other hand, Gaytri of Hafed overcame Dakhsa, in the match of girl’s category. In a tough settled match, Daksha of Panchkula went down against by 21-17, 12-21 and 21-09.


Sorabh bt Sanyam Khurana 21-11, 21-12; Rohit Rathi bt Vishal 21-9,21-14; Kartik bt Amit Sharma 21-19,21-8; Abhijot Mittal bt Sandeep 19-21, 21-19, 21-18; Aman Kumar bt Indernil 22-14, 23-21; Surender bt Ayush Gotam 21-11, 21-17; Arun bt Ravinder Goyat 21-18, 21-12; Ashish bt Ravinder 21-14, 21-15; Boys (U-19)-Sorabh bt Rohit Rathi 21-8, 21-9; Abhijot Mittal bt Surender Rathi 18-21, 21-13, 21-14; Kartik bt Ashish 21-17, 12-21, 21-19; Aman bt Arun 21-13, 21-8; Girls Singles-Ekta Kalia bt Devyanshi 21-5, 21-4; Komal bt Devyanshi 21-3, 21-12; Gayatri bt Mehak 21-13, 21-7; Bhawana bt Muskan 21-7,21-8; Jagriti bt Priyanka 21-4, 21-7; Charvi bt Sejal 21-5, 21-17; Tanya bt Anmaika 19-21, 21-11, 21-4; Seema bt Shivani 21-15, 21-17; Seema bt Tanya 18-21, 23-21, 21-16; Ekta Kalia bt Gayatri 21-14, 21-9;Men(singles)-Neeraj Vashisht bt Surender Rathi 21-10, 21-15; Kritesh bt Sachin Garg 21-10, 18-21, 21-13; Sorabh Kapur bt Ashish Tanwar 21-10, 21-10; Ravi Singla bt Manoj 21-15, 21-6; Rajat bt Sidharth 25-23, 9-21, 21-12; Kamal Deep Singh bt Gorav Pahwa 21-17, 21-16; Harender Malik bt Ravinder 21-14, 21-14; Akshit Mahajan bt Ravi 21-14, 21-10;Neeraj Vashisht bt Sorabh Kapur 21-14, 21-16; Kritesh bt Harender Malik 11-21, 21-18, 21-17; Akshit Mahajan bt Rajat 21-13, 21-17; Ravi Singla bt Kamaldeep Singh 21-14, 21-12; Women (singles)- Lalita bt Charvi 21-4, 21-7; Gayatri bt Divya Joshi 21-17, 21-18; Ekta bt Sakshi 21-1, 21-2; Jyoti bt Anamika 21-13, 21-6; Gayatri bt Daksha 15-21, 21-16, 21-16; Jagriti bt Komal 21-17, 19-21, 24-22; Boys (Doubles)-Abhijot and Ayush bt Amit and Devyansh21-11, 20-22, 21-5; Ashish and Sorabh bt Kranti and Shubham 21-6, 21-15; Gorav and Sanyam bt Hardik and Kartik 21-19, 12-21, 21-17; Ankit and Arun bt Nitin and Rajesh 21-9, 21-15; Girls(Doubles)-Komal and Seema bt Devyanshi and Shiwani 21-9, 28-30, 21-17; Bhawna and Gayatri bt Muskan and Prerna 21-12, 21-15; Men Doubles-Harinder and Satinder bt Manoj and Rohit 22-20, 21-13; Ravi and Ravinder bt Sahil and Sandeep 21-11,21-5; Women (Doubles)-Jagriti and Jyoti bt Nisha and Seema 21-16, 21-15; Daksha and Gaytri bt Priyanka and Sakshi 21-6, 21-7.



Delhi Hockey Academy thrash Shivalik School

Chandigarh, August 19
The Delhi Hockey academy defeated Shivalik Public School, Mohali, by 16-0 during the 11th ONGC SN Vohra Memorial Sub-junior (U-14) Hockey Tournament, at the Hockey Stadium Sector 42, here.

For wining side, Manjeet, Sagar, Rohit (4 goals), Manjeet, Vasudev, Rohit, Sahil, Rohit, Manpreet (4 goals), Vasudev and Sahil, were the main scorers. — TNS



London Olympian feels neglected
Says government should honour all Olympic players
Parmod Mehta

Baljinder Singh takes part in 20 km race walk at a London Olympics.
Baljinder Singh takes part in 20 km race walk at a London Olympics. A file photo

Dera Bassi, August 19
A police employee, Baljinder Singh, from Dera Bassi had participated in the London Olympic games. The player feels neglected because for not being honoured by the Punjab government so far.

Talking to the correspondent, Baljinder said he had participated in 20 km race walk in the Olympic games. But he expressed concern over the behaviour of the state and the central governments for not taking care of the players.

He told that he secured 43rd position in the event. The Haryana government had provided the financial help to Olympian players Rs 11 lakh and promoted on suitable posts but Punjab government had not taken care, he said.

He demanded suitable honour from the state government for. Over 81 players had participated in the Olympic games and Baljinder was one of them



Jaipreet, Vijay win golf cup

Chandigarh, August 19
Golfers Jaipreet Ghuman and Vijay Wadhawan won the Ladies Independence Day Golf Cup played on the par-72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club, here.

In the final match, the winning pair overcame Dimple Minocha and Hema Bedi.

Earlier, in the semi-finals Jaipreet and Vijay had eliminated the pair of Pauline JM Singh and Baljinder Mangat after a tough encounter, ended on the 16th hole.

Displaying a class of strokes, Vijay made full use of her strokes on the first two holes to take a comfortable lead. Jaipreet won the 6th hole with a gross par but went down on the 7th hole. Jaipreet dominated the match from the 10th hole onwards and took the game 13th hole. For Jaipreet, this was her third consecutive Independence Day Cup win. — TNS



Gurchandan, Naveen win top honours
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 19
Gymnast Gurchandan, Naveen and Jagesh won top honours during the 1st Pt. Rishi Parkash Bhardwaj Memorial Invitational Gymnastic Championship, held at the Gymnasium Hall of Sports Complex, Sector 7.

The top three position holders scored 8.50,8.00 and 7.50 points, respectively. In the Boys (U-12) table vault age group, Akash (12), Surinder (11.80) and Akhlil (9.90) won the top three positions. In the floor exercise category, Surinder (12.80), Akash (11.50) and Madhav (9.20) bagged the first three potions.


Floor exercise-Akash, Surinder, Kabir; Boys (U-14) artistic-Martin, Karandeep, Ankit; pole bars-Karandeep, Lalit, Sandeep; floor exercise-Karandeep, Sandeep, Sichant; All round best-Karandeep, Sandeep, Martin; floor artistic (girls)-Haveri, Bhavna, Bhavya; Girls (U-12) Aditi, Prabhjot, Komal; balance bean-Prabhjot, Aditi, Komal; table vault-Aditi, Prabhjot, Saachi; overall-Aditi, Prabhot, Komal.



Savita of IRB bags gold

Chandigarh, August 19
The Chandigarh Athletics Association organised the Chandigarh State Senior Athletics Championships for Men and Women, here today.

The competition was organised at the Sports Complex, Sector 46. Athlete Savita Kumari of the Chandigarh Police (IRB) won the Gold medal in 200 mts after completing the race in 28.97 seconds while Ashish Lohan of DAV College, Sector 10, on the top honor in the 200 mt race with a time of 23.93 seconds.

Results: Men 200 mt-Ashish (DAV college, Sector 10)-23.93 sec; Sagar (Sports Complex-46) 24.32 sec; Sagar (Sports Complex-7) 25.20 sec.

800 mt-Pankaj (DAVSSS-8) 2:06.74 sec; Parmesh (SGGS, Sector 26) 2:07.27 seconds; Ajesh (Sports Complex, Sector 46) 2:09.70 sec;10,000 mt-Vikas (CP-IRB) 38:21.42 sec; Ramesh (Chandigarh Police-IRB) 38:23.41 sec; Baljit Singh (CP-IRB) 38:46.17 sec.

Women 200 mt- Savita (Chandigarh Police-IRB) 28.57 sec; Divanshi (Sports Complex-46) 29.18 sec; Kiranpreet Kaur (Sports Complex, Sector 46) 30.13 sec; 800 mt-Sandhya (Sports Complex, Sector 7) 3:00.39 sec; Neetu Sharma (Chandigarh Police-IRB) 3:05.77 sec; Gurwinder Kaur (Chandigarh Police-IRB) 4:01.57 sec. — TNS



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