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No-confidence motion passed against Block Samiti chairman

Fatehgarh Sahib, October 31
A no-confidence motion was passed on Wednesday against Satnam Singh Baras, chairman of Block Samiti, Khera, during a meeting presided over by SDM, Bassi Pathana, Sukhdev Singh Mahal. The SDM said the no-confidence motion was moved against the chairman by the Block Samiti members. He said 12 members out of the 15 attended the meeting and the proceedings of the meeting were sent to the higher authorities for further action. He said the members had alleged that the chairman was working in a arbitrary manner and his behaviour towards people was unfriendly.

When contacted, Satnam Singh Baras, chairman, said he was not informed about the meeting. He refuted all the allegations levelled by the members. He said he had been serving the party with dedication from the past 30 years and he would meet party president Sukhbir Singh Badal and would brief him about the politics behind the meeting. — OC



Drug peddler arrested
Our Correspondent

Fatehgarh Sahib, October 31
The district police has arrested one drug peddler here today and recovered 100 gm smack from his possession.

The Senior Superintendent of Police, HS Mann, SSP, said the police received an information that a drug peddler was going to deliver some consignment of smack in Badali Ala Singh area. The police immediately laid the trap and arrested Gurwinder Singh, alias Guri, a resident of Jhansa, Haryana.

The SSP said the accused was involved in the sale of drugs in the area. Gurwinder also used to supply drugs to different agents in the region.

The SSP added that during investigatio more revelations were expected.



Man injured as car catches fire
Our Correspondent

Dera Bassi, October 31
A car driver was injured seriously when his car suddenly caught fire on the Dera Bassi-Samgouli road today.

The injured was identified as Rajvinder Singh, son of Kashmira Singh, a resident of Zirakpur. Rajvinder was rushed to the Civil Hospital, Dera Bassi, from where he was referred to GMCH, Sector 32, Chandigarh, in serious condition. As per information, the incident occurred when the victim and his friend were going towards Samgouli in their city car, which suddenly caught fire.



Youth run over by train, dies
Our Correspondent

Dera Bassi, October 31
A youth was run over by a train near Ghaggar railway station on the Ambala-Kalka railway track this morning.

The deceased was identified as 20-year-old Sudama Sonu, who hailed from Bihar. Sudama was engaged as labourer in a nearby residential project.

As per reports, he was crossing the rail track around 6 am when the train crushed him. The GRP, Lalru, have sent the body for postmortem examination.



Sister, brother-in-law on the run
Mohit Khanna
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, October 31
Relatives of Rahul Saini, who allegedly killed his wife in Mohali, are in a state of shock. Rahul's sister Jyoti Kiran, and Jyoti's husband, are reported to be on the run ever since the incident took place.

The focus was shifted to Jyoti after it came to light that Rahul's five-year-old son was at Jyoti's house in Moti Nagar.

Simi, sister-in-law of Jyoti Kiran’s husband, said that the couple did not return to the house ever since the murder incident came to light.

She further claimed that Rahul did not leave his five-year-old son with Jyoti.

“I did not see Rahul’s son at the house. Rather, I was shocked when I came to know about the murder of Harpreet Kaur alias Seema. I came to know that Seema’s body was stinking,” said Simi.

She added she had a cordial relation with her sister-in-law Jyoti. Simi said she had no clue what was going on in Jyoti’s family.

“Jyoti is working at an industrial unit. She returns home in the evening. Due to the busy schedule, we do not get to speak with each other frequently. The news of the murder has come as a shock. I did not know that things were that bad,” said Simi.

However, she was reluctant to give the mobile number of her brother-in-law and Jyoti.

“I fear that the Mohali police will visit our house,” said a worried-looking Simi.



22-yr-old girl ends her life

Panchkula, October 31
A 22-year-old girl, resident of Rajiv Colony, committed suicide by hanging from a ceiling fan at her residence this morning.

Family members of the girl, Gomti, saw her hanging from the fan in the morning. She was rushed to general hospital, Sector 6, in Panchkula where she was declared brought dead.

She got married four years ago and was having a dispute with her husband for the past one year. She was residing here with her parents.

“After having dinner, Gomti went to sleep with her 12-year-old niece. In the morning she was found hanging from the ceiling fan,” said a police official. The deceased was suffering from heart disease and depression. –– TNS



Murder accused's mother held
Tribune News Service

Mohali, October 31
The local police today arrested Neelam Saini, mother of Rahul Saini, who had allegedly murdered his wife Harpreet Kaur alias Seema by strangulating her at their residence in Phase X on Sunday and fled along with their five-year-old son.

The father of the deceased, Davinder Singh, alleged in his complaint that Neelam Saini was a party to the murder. “She used to harass my daughter for dowry,” alleged Davinder in his complaint.

The accused Rahul Saini, who is still at large, had dropped his son Karanveer with Neelam Saini at her residence in Ludhiana before going in hiding.

Though the police had rounded up Neelam and the younger brother of the accused, Pankaj, last night, they could not recover the child. “We were told that she (Neelam) had left Karanveer with the accused’s sister, also staying in Moti Nagar, Ludhiana. But when we went there, the house was found locked,” said SP (City) Swarndeep Singh.

Talking to the Chandigarh Tribune, Swarndeep Singh said that Neelam has been arrested on the basis of Davinder’s complaint.

When asked whether or not the motive behind the murder was established, SP Swarndeep Singh said that the accused indulged in bad habits and was an alcoholic. He was unemployed, while the house was being run by the deceased’s income as she worked in a private firm. “Probably the couple had fights over money, but the real picture would only be out after Rahul's arrest," said SP Swarndeep Singh. He also said that the police was trying to locate Karanveer as he might be the only eyewitness to the crime.

The police has handed over Seema’s body to her family after conducting the postmortem.

“The report confirmed that she had been strangulated to death,” said DSP RS Sohal, adding that police parties have been dispatched to various places to search for Rahul Saini.

Seema’s cremation took place today afternoon and was attended by her parents and relatives.

The police said that Neelam Saini would be produced in the court tomorrow.



Trials for National School Games from November 6
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 31
The UT Education Department will conduct trials to select teams of various disciplines, for the 58th National School Games, on different days and venues, here. The trials will be held from November 6 to 9 and players under the age of 14, 17 and 19 years (on or after January 1, 1999,1996 and 1994, respectively) are eligible to participate in the trials.

Venue and Discipline:

Basketball at Sports Complex, Sector 46: U-17 (Boys) on November 6 (9 am); U-17 (Girls) on November 6 (9 am); U-14 (Boys) on November 7; U-14 (Girls) on November 7 (9 am).

Baseball at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35: Baseball U-14 (Boys & Girls) on November 6(9am); U-17 (Boys & Girls) on November 7(9am).

Ball Badminton at Manav Mangal School, Sector 21: U-19 (Boys & Girls) on November 7(9 am).

Softball at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35: U-14 (Boys & Girls) on November 8(9 am); U-19 (Boys & Girls) on November 9 (9 am).

Football at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23: U-19 (Boys) on November 6(9 am); U-17 (Girls) on November 7; U-19 (Girls) on November 8(9 am).

Kabaddi at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 21: U-14 (Boys) at November 6 (9am); U-14 (Girls) on November 6 (9 am); U-17 (Boys) on November 7 (9am); U-17 (Girls) on November 7 (9 am); U-19 (Boys) on November 8 (9 am); U-19 (Girls) on November 8 (9am).

Dogeball at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 20

U-19 (Boys & Girls) on November 6(9am).

Netball at Government Model High School, Sector 28: U-17 (Boys & Girls) November 7(9am); U-19 (Boys & Girls) on November 8(9am).

Kho-Kho at MDAV School, Sector 22: U-14 (Boys & Girls) on November 6 (9 am); U-17 (Boys & Girls) on November 7(9 am); U-19 (Boys & Girls) on November 8(9 am).

Roller Hockey at Skating Rink, Sector 10: U-19 (Boys) on November 7 (9 am).

Gymnastics at Sports Complex of Sector 7: U-14 Boys & Girls (Artistic) on November 6 (9 am); U-17 Boys & Girls (Artistic) on November 7 (9 am) U-19 Boys & Girls (Artistic & Acrobatics) on November 8 (9 am); U-14, 17, 19 Girls (Rhythmic) on November 9 (9 am).



Allan outplays Suraj in tennis tournament

Chandigarh, October 31
Allan Gomes upset fourth seed Suraj Beniwal, in the match of Men’s category, during the ongoing CLTA-AITA Men’s and Women’s Tennis Tournament, being held at the CLTA, here today. Allan defeated his rival, in straight sets, by 7-6 (1) and 6-2.

On other hand, Sunil Kumar Sipeaya after using all his skills overcame his opponent Rohit Sarwate by 6-0, 6-3. In the women’s category, top seed Tarranum Handa faced resistance from Rajbir Kaur from Punjab before wining the game by 6-4 and 7-6 (3).

Results: Men’s-Quarterfinal round singles-Sunil K Sipaeya b Rohit Sarwate 6-0, 6-3; Yogesh Phogat b Dhruv Goel 6-0, 6-1; Brahmjot Singh b Ankush Arora 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5); Allan Gomes b Suraj Beniwal 7-6 (1), 6-2; Quarter Final Round Doubles-Rishab Dev and Hardeep Singh Bedi b Rahul Singh and Sahil Sachdeva 6-4, 6-3; Yogesh Phogat and Suraj Beniwal b Digvijay Naruka and Surinder Pal Singh 6-3, 3-6, 10-4;Suraj Desai and Allan Gomes beat Vikrant Dahiya and Shrey Gupta 6-2, 6-0; Brahmjot Singh and Gurvinder Mann b Uttam Phogat and Arvind Singh 6-1, 7-2; Women’s: Quarterfinal round singles-Tarranum Handa b Rajbir Kaur 6-4, 7-6 (3); Victoria Chehal b Priyanka Rawat 6-4, 6-0; Natalis Khaniejo b Anupreet Bedi 6-0, 6-1; Manya Nagpal b Harsimran Kaur 6-2, 6-3; Quarter final round doubles-Tarranum Handa and Manya Nagpal b Nikita Bishnoi and Gayatri Kumariah 6-0, 7-6; Shehnaz Singh and Anukriti Choudhari b Steffy Primal Sangini and Anupreet Bedi 6-2, 6-3; Bhawya Wadhwan and Aashima b Rajbir and Simran 4-6, 6-1, 10-7; Victoria and Priyanka b Harsimran and Ayna 6-1, 6-2. — TNS



Vivek High Asian Cricket Academy win by 78 runs

Chandigarh, October 31
An all round performance by Treyaksh Bali (51 runs and 2 for 16) helped the Vivek High Asian Cricket Academy defeat Satluj Public School by 78 runs, in the final of Duke Infosys Cricket Tournament, held today.

The losing side after elected to bowl first, restricted the opponents on 168 runs. Treyaksh Bali along with Jobanbir Singh (40) stabled the team’s innings. For bowling side, Garvit and Deepanshu claimed wickets each.

In reply, the Satluj Public School was bundled out on 90 runs in 16.4 overs. Pintu (19) and Deepanshu (22) were the principal scorers for the team. For the bowling side, Karan Chahal claimed 4 for 1 while Rahaat Kataria, Treyaksh Bali and Vaibhav Aggarwal took two wickets each. — TNS



City team bags third position in nationals
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 31
The junior fencing team of Chandigarh bagged overall third position in the recently concluded National Fencing Championship held in Raipur Chhattisgarh from October 15 to 20.

A total of 19 fencers from Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10, represented the city in the national games. The team won silver and bronze medals in foil and sabre events respectively. Five local fencers were also selected for attending nation’s probable camp for their performance.

Ravi, Manish Thakur, Gunjan Singh, Himani Oli and Baljeet Kaur have made it to the probable’s list and will attend the camp.



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