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One killed, seven injured in accident
Our Correspondent

A tractor-trailer lies overturned after it met with an accident on the Dera Bassi-Barwala road on Monday.
A tractor-trailer lies overturned after it met with an accident on the Dera Bassi-Barwala road on Monday. Tribune photo: nitin mittal

Dera Bassi, October 29
One person was killed and seven others were seriously injured in a collision of a brick-laden tractor-trailer, motobike and a three-wheeler on the Dera Bassi-Barwala road near Saidpura village on the morning of Monday.

Sources said that the motorcyclist was killed on the spot and those injured were travelling in the three-wheeler. The tractor-trailer overturned during the accident. The deceased was identified as 25-year-old Dinesh Kumar, son of Rishipal, a resident of Chandour, district Karnal in Haryana. Dinesh was employed in a nearby chemical factory and living at Dera Bassi.

Sources added that the victim was returning his home after his work at the time of accident.

Sources said the accident occurred when the tractor-trailer laden with bricks hit the motorcyclist and then rammed into the three-wheeler, which was coming from Dera Bassi side.

The injured were admitted to the GMCH, Sector 32, Chandigarh, in serious condition. Those injured were identified as Rajvinder, Kamaljeet, Varinder, Brijesh, Pinky and Kailash Kaur.

The police has registered a case against the tractor driver under Sections 279, 337 and 304 A. The tractor driver had fled from the spot.



Dera Bassi to have 23 sectors
Parmod Mehta

Dera Bassi, October 29
Dera Bassi will now be identified in sectors instead of wards. The Dera Bassi Municipal Council has divided the area into 23 sectors after inducting 15 villages in the DMC limit. The proposed map was launched by Chief Parliament Secretary, Narinder Sharma, in the DMC office.

The numbers and delimitation has been done on the tune of Chandigarh as the bus stand, SDM office, tehsil complex, courts and office of Dera Bassi Municipal Council falls at Sector 17.

However, the Industrial Focal Point, Mubarikpur, falls at Sector 5 as per map. The proposed 15 villages are yet to be inducted in limits but Sharma said the notification in this regard would be issued soon.

He said suggestions and objections over the proposed map could be filed within a period of one month.



11-year-old dies in freak mishap

Ambala, October 29
An 11-year-old boy died after he accidentally hung himself with a hanging rope in Ambala city. The deceased was identified as Ankush, a resident of a slum area, close to Leapers’ colony. His father Ram Gulab is a labourer.

According to information, the parents of Ankush had gone to their work when he was playing in his house with his sisters and the neighbouring children with a rope was hanging close to a wall in the house. While playing, Ankush unintentionally, tied the rope around his neck. Unfortunately, he fell and the knot got tightened after which he became unconscious. His sisters started shouting for help after which the neighbours rushed him to the local Civil Hospital where he was declared brought dead.

Later, his parents reached in the hospital. The deceased was only son in the family. — OC



Two more thefts at weddings

Chandigarh, October 29
Wedding venues continued to be targeted by thieves. Two more cases have been reported today where juveniles fled with shagun envelopes and bags containing lakhs of rupees. The first case was reported in Sector 40 where a minor boy fled with a bag containing jewellery and shagun envelopes worth over Rs 4.5 lakh.

The complainant Bhagwan Das reported to the police that a boy minor boy sneaked in to the house, when the family had gone outside to greet some guests. He fled away with the bag, containing cash and jewellery. A case has been registered in Sector 35 police station.

In another case reported in Sector 44, a minor boy on foot snatched a bag containing Rs 2 lakh during a wedding function near Sood Bhawan. A case has been registered.

In last two days, at least five such incidents took place. –– TNS



Thieves decamp with cash, jewellery
Tribune News Service

Zirakpur, October 29
Thieves decamped with cash and jewellery worth Rs four lakh in a daylight theft reported from a flat at Nirmal Chayya Colony here today.

Giving details, the owner of the house, Harminder Singh, said that nobody was in the house when the thieves struck at around 12.00 pm today. "They have taken away three gold sets, worth about Rs 3.75 lakh, and cash worth Rs 18,000," claimed Harminder Singh.

"There is security at the entry gate of the colony and CCTVs have also been installed at some points; still the thieves managed to escape undetected," said Harminder Singh. He also said that usually his parents stay at home, but today they had gone out for some work at the time of incident.

Harminder said that he has filed a complaint at the Zirakpur Police Station in this connection.



Ranjeet defeats Sohrab
Tribune News Service

Mandeep in action during a tennis match at the CLTA, Sector 10, in Chandigarh on Monday.
Mandeep in action during a tennis match at the CLTA, Sector 10, in Chandigarh on Monday. tribune photo: s chandan

Chandigarh, October 29
Tennis player, Ranjeet Singh, defeated Sohrab Kunwar to enter the next round of the ongoing CLTA-AITA Chandigarh Open-1 Lakh Men’s and Women’s championship, being held here today.

He registered a 6-1 and 6-2 victory over the rivals. In the other match, the CLTA trainee, Pranav Suri, defeated Digvijay Naruka in straight sets by 6-1 and 6-1 while Sunil K Sipeaya overcame Rishabh Dev by 6-2 and 7-5.


Men-First round-Pranav Suri beat Digvijay Naruka 6-1, 6-1; Brahmjot Singh beat Sahil Sachdeva 6-2, 6-2; Ankush Arora beat Vijay Bhardwaj 6-3, 6-2; Rahul Singh beat Vishwanath Savadi 6-2, 6-3; Sunil K Sipaeya beat Rishabh Dev 6-2, 7-5; Allan Gomes beat Suraj Desai 7-5, 6-0; Bharat Bhardwaj beat Dipanshu Garg 6-2, 6-0; Ranjeet Singh beat Sohrab Kunwar 6-1, 6-2; Mandeep Kumar beat Shikhar Gaddh 7-6 (3), 6-2; Rohit Sarwate beat Krishna Rajput 6-2, 6-1; Harinder Bedi beat Rahul Seth 6-4, 6-2; Barun Gill beat Sahil Bindal 6-2, 6-2; Suraj Beniwal beat Jitin Bishnoi 6-4, 6-1; Gurvinder Mann beat Mandeep Gill 6-4, 6-1; Dhruv Goel beat Shrey Gupta 3-6, 7-5, 6-4; Yogesh Phogat beat Hardeep Sandhu 6-2, 6-1. Women-First round-Simran Wadhwa beat Silky Sachdeva 6-2, 6-3; Rajbir Kaur beat Aashima Garg 6-2, 6-1; Shehnaz Singh beat Saumya Saxena 6-0, 6-2; Victoria Chehal beat Preetnain Grewal 6-1, 6-0; Anupreet Bedi beat Protiksha Sharma 6-2, 6-0; Steffy Primal Sangani beat Sanjampreet Kaur 6-2, 6-4; Harsimran Kaur beat Vridhi Tuli 6-1, 6-2; Ayna Arora beat Sanya Chibbar 6-0, 6-1; Nikita Bishnoi beat Jasmine Singh 6-0, 6-0; Gayatri Kumariah beat Dhara Bharat Thakor 6-2, 6-1; Bhavya Wadhwan beat Sabrina Gill 6-1, 6-2; Anukriti Chaudhary beat Neelanchal Gupta 6-1, 6-2.



Punjab, Rajasthan match ends in a draw

Chandigarh, October 29
The Punjab cricket team earned three points after playing a draw against Rajasthan, during their ongoing campaign of Col CK Nayudu Trophy, here today.

Batsman Sorabh Chauhan scored an unbeaten ton to help Rajasthan team to play the draw. Resuming from their overnight score of 56 for 1, the Rajasthan scored 294 for 5, in their second innings. Sorabh hit an unbeaten 105 off 305 inclusive of 15 boundaries to hold the innings together. He was equally supported by Pranay Sharma (70 off 192 balls studded with 13 boundaries) and the duo stood for a 180-run partnership for the 2nd wicket. Atul Bhatia (44) and Arjit Gupta (27) were the other main contributors.

For Punjab, Sharad Lumba was the most successful bowler after claiming 2 for 42. The Punjab team will travel to Ahmedabad to take on Gujarat in a 4-day match from November 2.

Brief Scores: Rajasthan (1st innings)-228 for 8 (Pranay Sharma 81 and Saurabh Chohan 75, Atul Bhatia 29 Rajesh Bishnoi 25, Gurinder Singh 4 for 59, Yogesh Kumar 2 for 74 Taruwar Kohli 1 for 39, Rahul Singla 1 for 36).

Punjab (1st innings)-220 for 5 in 71 overs (Simranjeet Bawa 29, Ravi Inder Singh 40, Himanshu Chawla 38, Sharad Lumba 139, Gitansh Khera 102, Gurinder Singh 100, Ravee Sharma 4 for 166, Rajesh Bishnoi 3 for 119).

Rajasthan (2nd innings)-294 for 5 in 121 overs (Sorabh Chohan 105 not out, Pranay Sharma 70, Atul Bhatia 44, Arjit Gupta 27, Sharad Lumba 2 for 42).



TT meet to begin on November 2
Tribune News Service

Mohali, October 29
The Mohali district Table Tennis Association will organise the Table-Tennis Championship at The Millennium School from November 2 to 3, here.

The tournament will be held under the regulation of Table Tennis Federation of India. The interested players can confirm their entries before October 30.

During the championship, the organisers will select a team of the district for the upcoming Punjab Table Tennis Championship to be held at Amritsar from Nov 18 to 22. The tournament will be organised under events-cadet boys and girls (U-12); singles sub-junior boys and girls (U-15); junior boys and girls (U-18); youth boys and girls.



Carrom tourney from November 11
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 29
The Chandigarh Carrom Association will organise 14th Raj Kumar Babuta Memorial Prize Money Carrom Ranking Tournament from November 11 to 14 at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45.

The competition will be organised in men’s and women (singles), boys’ and girls’ singles (junior), boys’ and girls’ singles (sub-junior) events. The players under age of 18 and 14 years as on December 31, 2012 can participate in the competition of junior and sub-junior category, respectively.

The top three position holders in each event will be awarded with cash prizes while the top eight-position holder will earn ranking points for selection in team of the UT for the forthcoming national championships.

The Interested players can confirm their entries with Diwan Singh Aithani (9872922514) before November 4.



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