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Minor rape victim taken for DNA test

Ambala, November 2
The minor girl, who became a mother in Ambala City, was referred to the Panchkula Civil Hospital four days ago was brought to the Civil Hospital, Ambala City, today noon by the police for the DNA test.

Blood samples of the minor and that of her newly born baby were taken. The blood sample of the accused, Deepak, who was arrested on charge of repeatedly raping the girl of class VI was also taken two days ago.

Both the samples have been sent to national laboratory for confirming the DNA of the accused and the newly born baby. SHO Ambala City police station, Ram Niwas, said after relieving from the Panchkula hospital, the victim girl was living with one of her relatives.

He said that after getting the DNA report, the police would reach to some conclusion. Meanwhile, the accused had been sent to judicial custody by the local court.

It is to be mentioned that a class VI student of a school of the Ambala City had alleged that that a married man of Bakmiki Basti had been sexually exploiting her for past several months.

After the victim complained of pain, she was brought to Civil Hospital at Ambala City, where the doctor found her pregnant. She was referred to a Panchkula hospital for ultrasound where she had delivered a girl child on the same day.

The police had registered a rape case against the Deepak on the complaint of the victim. — OC



Drug peddler, thieves arrested
Our Correspondent

Fatehgarh Sahib, November 2
The district police has arrested a drug peddler who was involved in the sale of drugs for a long time and three thieves, who were members of a gang involved in theft of iron scrap, today. The police recovered 52 kg poppy husk, Tata 407 vehicle along with iron scrap worth Rs 2 Lakh from them.

HS Mann, SSP, said the police party, led by SHO Dalip Kumar, Amloh, during patrolling noticed a suspicious person near Ghulu Majra village and during the search the police recovered 52 kg poppy husk from him. The accused was identified as Parkash Chand, alias Bhura, resident of Mohali. He confessed that he used to supply poppy husk and other intoxicants in the area and had come to hand over a consignment, the SSP said .

In another incident, during checking of vehicles at a check post near Khamano, the police arrested three thieves of a gang who were involved in the theft of iron scrap and other material. They were identified as Shinder Singh, Kuldeep Singh, residents of Samrala, Surjit Singh and Rahul Gupta, residents of Chamkaur Sahib. The police recovered stolen iron scrap worth Rs 2 Lakh from them. SSP HS Mann said during investigation more revelations are likely to come up.

In another incident, the Khamano police raided on the shop of Ramesh Kumar, alias Meshi, in Khamano, and recovered 4500 intoxicant injections for vaccinating buffaloes for milk. He used to sell these injections without any valid license or permit. The police arrested him and registered a case.



Conference on business ethics today
Tribune News Service

Fatehgarh Sahib, November 2
A national conference on "Emerging Paradigms in Business Ethics" would be held at Mata Gujri College here tomorrow. Scholars and business professionals from Punjab, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh to read their papers in the conference.

Dr Jatinder Singh Sidhu, Director Principal of the college said that rationale of the conference is to provide plate form to the scholars where they can deliberate on business ethics and ethical problems that arise in a business environment.

Selected papers shall be published in an ISBN numbered book by the college, he added.

Prof Bikramjit Singh Sandhu, head, post-graduate department of commerce, said that ethical codes are increasingly popular particularly with larger businesses and cover areas such as production, operations, marketing, finance and operations.

Ethical business behaviour is expected by the public as it facilitates and promotes good to the society, improves profitability, fosters business relations, employee productivity and allows people in business to act consistently with their personal ethical beliefs, he added.

Founder’s Day celebrated

Continental Group of Institutes (CGI) celebrated its 12th founder’s day here today. Students celebrated the event by participating in various events like modelling, dancing and performances in the Annual Fest Phoenix-2012.



Dengue: Health Dept conducts survey
Parmod Mehta

Dera Bassi, November 2
After a woman died of dengue near by Brauli village, a team of health workers visited the village and conducted a container survey.

During this survey, the officials told the residents to clean water-coolers so that mosquitoes may not breed. The SMO Dera Bassi, Dr JK Bansal, told that a woman, named Akhtari, wife of Sakrudeen of Barouli viallage died of dengue at the PGI.

He said that affected patient had gone to the PGI without any knowledge.

He added that employees of the Dera Bassi Municipal Council had done fogging to control the mosquitoes.

People of the affected village were informed the reasons of spreading of dengue. Though several patients of dengue have been under treatment in various hospitals yet it was the first incident of dengue death at Derabassi in the season.



Vigilance Department organises seminar

Fatehgarh Sahib, November 2
"Destiny of a nation is shaped in the classrooms. It is the youth, particularly students, who can wage a war against social evils, particularly corruption. Students can play a bigger role in the eradication of corruption, so they should take a pledge to fight against corruption and corrupt practices," said Balwinder Singh Randhawa, DSP, Vigilance Bureau, Fatehgarh Sahib, while addressing a seminar, organised by the Vigilance Department at BZSFS Senior Secondary School here today. The seminar was organised as part of the anti-corruption awareness week of the department.

Randhawa said word "corruption" did not mean taking bribe only but it also stood for corrupt practices, bad activities and misbehaviour. He called upon the students to live a simple and honest life and to work hard to achieve their goals. He said hard work, honesty and dedication is the only way to success. He also briefed the students about the working of the Vigilance Department.

RS Bajwa, principal of the school, in his address appreciated the efforts of the department in creating awareness about corruption and corrupt practices.



Robbery bid foiled in Panchkula
Motorcycle-borne masked robbers try to loot jewellery from women in Sector 6 at gunpoint
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, November 2
The Panchkula police was caught napping yet again when two armed robbers made a futile attempt to rob two women at gun point. The women were returning home after shopping in the Sector-6 market. The robbers, who were masked, were trying to get away with the jewellery the women were wearing for karvachauth celebrations.

It is third such robbery incident in as many days in the city. The women, who were said to be wearing jewellery worth Rs 5 lakh, were saved by local vegetable vendors who raised an alarm, scaring away the robbers.

The incident took place in a high security area. The spot in Sector 6 where the robbers struck was around 100 metres away from the venue where Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda was to inaugurate a function. It is also quite close to the the Haryana Police headquarters.

“We were coming from the local market after shopping when two motorcycle-borne youths, with masked faces, came from behind and took us at gunpoint, telling to hand over all the jewellery, otherwise they would kill us,” told the victims.

"To our luck, the vegetable vendors who were coming from behind shouted at the robbers, raising an alarm. It was then the miscreants got nervous and fled.”

The scared victims sought help from the people in the area, taking shelter at the house of JL Nanda who resides nearby. Nanda called up police control room, following which police officials reached the spot.

According to the victims, the robbers were in the age group of 30-35 and had covered their faces with handkerchief and caps.

When contacted, the in charge of Sector 7 police post, ASI Mange Ram, said, "We got a call from the person in whose house the women took shelter. When we reached the spot, the victims were reluctant to file FIR."

In a similar case reported yesterday, two motorcycle-borne youths robbed two women of Sector 4 of gold ornaments at gunpoint. The victims were walking back home after dropping their kids to the school bus when the incident took place.

On Wednesday, Rs 13.17 lakh were robbed from security agency men by three unidentified youths near Vishal Mega Mart, Sector 5, Panchkula. The driver was forcibly made to stop his van and the victims were taken at gunpoint.

The Station House Officer of the Sector-5 police station, Nupur Bishnoi, reacted casually when asked about the Rs 13.7 lakh loot on Wednesday, and said that she did not want to think about the robbery as she was busy with the DGP’s farewell. Had the police acted on time, the miscreants could have been traced.



Employer booked under Child Labour Act

Panchkula, November 2
In a horrifying case, a 12-year-old girl, who worked as a domestic help, was allegedly beaten up and tortured, using hot iron rods by her employer at sector 15, Panchkula, today. Mamta, the victim, was rushed to the General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula. Mamta hails from Uttar Pradesh. Officials of the Child Labour Department reached on the spot and booked the employer under the Child Labour Act.

It was some time back when Mamta was dropped by her mother's sister at the residence of Dr Vikas and Priti for work. Labour Inspector Joginder Sharma said the child had been freed from the clutches of the cruel employers and the latter was booked under the Child Labour Act. Mamta was produced before the Sub Divisional Magistrate , Sharandeep Kaur Brar, today.



Boy steals Rs 3.5 lakh at wedding

Chandigarh, November 2
Marriage venues continue to be haunted by Juvenile thieves. Another such incident was reported today when a child stole Rs 3.5 lakh cash during a wedding at the Community Centre Manimajra last night. Rehman Ali, whose son's wedding was being held at the centre complained that a minor boy stole the bag containing cash. This is the tenth such incident in the past one week when a child thief has targeted a wedding venue. The UT police has failed to resolve these cases so far. — TNS



Hockey tournament
City team not to participate in Nehru Cup
Deepankar Sharda
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 2
Facing apathy of officials from the past two years, the city is not participating in the yearly-organised national level Nehru-Cup Hockey Tournament for boys (U-15), in New Delhi.

According to officials of the UT Education department, the situation occurred due to denial of the Chandigarh Hockey Academy (CHA) to participate in the tourney. The team of Chandigarh Hockey Academy has bagged the Pre-Nehru edition to get the green signal for participating in the tourney.

“Last year, management of the Chandigarh Hockey Academy refused to participate in the main edition of the tournament as they went off to participate in the national hockey championship. Notably, the academy took the step after confirming its entry in the tourney. On the basis of indiscipline of the last year, the management of Nehru Cup refused to give entry to the same team this year,” said Amarjeet Singh, sports organisers, UT education department.

Interestingly, the officials failed to explain as to why the Chandigarh Hockey Academy was allowed to play in this year’s Pre-Nehru cup after the team was found guilty, last year.

On other hand, according to coach of CHA, the national-level hockey tourney is more important than participating in the Nehru cup. “Due to similar dates, we opted to play in the National Hockey Games, held in Madhya Pradesh, last year. The certificate of national-level holds more importance. The team was good this year. But they did not allow us to participate. The Pre-Nehru Cup is entirely a tournament by the education department and they should take initiative in confirming city’s participation in that tournament,” said BS Randhawa.



GNGC win wrestling tourney
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 2
The Guru Nanak Girls College (GNGC), Model Town, Ludhiana, won the Panjab University Inter-College Wrestling for Women Championship with 16 points, here today. The Guru Nanak College for Girls, Muktsar, and Bhag Singh Hayer Khalsa College for Women, Abohar, secured second and third place 15.5 and 13 points respectively. The team of Dev Samaj College for Women, Ferozepur, finished fourth position with 12.5 points.


48 kg-Garina Rani of BSH Khalsa College for Women, Abohar; Krishma Rana of Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector 42; Lovepreet Kaur for Guru Nanak College for Girls, Muktsar; Anjali of Guru Nanak College for Girls, Ludhiana; 51 Kg-Varsha of Guru Nanak College for Girls, Ludhiana; Sharanjeet Kaur of Guru Nanak College for Girls Muktsar; Sunita of Dev Samaj College for Women, Ferozepur; Simranjit Kaur of SBBG Girls College, Sukhanand; 55 Kg- Jaspreet Kaur of Guru Nanak College for Girls Muktsar; Nisha Chaudhary of Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector 42; Amarjit Kaur of BSH Khalsa College for Women, Abohar; Neetu Singh of Dev Samaj College (W) 45; 59 Kg-Paramjit Kaur of Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector 11; Kanwaljeet Kaur of Guru Nanak College for Girls Muktsar; Salma Devi of BSH Khalsa College for Women, Abohar; Karanveer Kaur of Dev Samaj College for Women, Ferozepur; 63 Kg-Gurpreet Kaur of BSH Khalsa College for Women, Abohar; Karamjit Kaur of Dev Samaj College for Women, Ferozepur; Ramandeep Kaur of Guru Nanak College for Girls, Ludhiana; Preeti Bala of Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector 42; 69 Kg-Mandeep Kaur of Dev Samaj College for Women, Ferozepur; Suman of Guru Nanak College for Girls, Ludhiana; Asha of PG Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector 42; Rupinderjit Kaur of Guru Nanak College for Girls Muktsar; 72 Kg- Manisha of Guru Nanak College for Girls, Ludhiana; Deepika of Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector 11; Sukhwinder Kaur of Dev Samaj College for Women, Ferozepur; Ramandeep Kaur of Guru Nanak College for Girls Muktsar



Sunil, Tarranum emerge victorious
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 2
Former CHART trainee and National Champion, Sunil Kumar Sipaeya, after displaying his class defeated 2nd seed Yogesh Phogat to win the Men’s singles during the CLTA-AITA Chandigarh Open-1 Lakh Men’s and Women’s, here today.

After the losing set by 4-6 and down in the 2nd by 2-4, Sunil raised his level to win 2nd set by 6-4 and in the final set he managed to by 6-2. In the finals of Women’s category, top seed Tarranum Handa won the title against Natallia Khaniejo. She named the first set 6-3 and was leading by 3-0 when Natallia due to injury left the match.


Men’s-Final Round Singles-Sunil K Sipaeya beat Yogesh Phogat 4-6, 6-4, 6-2; Final Round Doubles-Yogesh Phogat and Suraj Beniwal beat Suraj Desai and Allan Gomes 7-6(4), 6-7(5), 10-6; Women’s-Final Round Singles-Tarranum Handa beat Natallia Khaniejo 6-3, 3-0 (conceded); Final Round Doubles-Manya Nagpal and Tarranum Handa beat Victoria Chehal and Priyanka Rawat 6-3, 6-1.



Vivek High Asian Cricket Academy win by 78 runs
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 2
An all-round performance by Treyaksh Bali (51 runs and 2 for 16) helped the Vivek High Asian Cricket Academy to 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 were bundled out on 90 runs in 16.4 overs. Pintu (19) and Deepanshu (22) were the principal scorers for the team.

For bowling side, Karan Chahal claimed 4 for 1 while Rahaat Kataria, Treyaksh Bali and Vaibhav Aggarwal took two wickets each.



Chanranjit is referee for baseball championship
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 2
The Amateur Baseball Federation of India has appointed Chanranjit Singh, director of physical education of Government High School, Bhankarpur, Punjab, as referee in the 7th BFA AA Asian Baseball Championship for Boys and Girls.

The tournament will be held from November 5 to 11at Ravenshaw University Ground, Cuttack in Orrisa.



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