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1 killed, 3 hurt in road mishaps
Our Correspondent

Dera Bassi, November 5
A person was killed and three injured in road accidents near Banur and Dera Bassi today morning. The first accident took place near Ajijpur village on Chandigarh-Rajpura road. The driver of Tata 407, Mountu, was killed in the accident. He was a resident of Tagra Hussoua, Panchkula, Haryana.

The accident occurred when a truck rammed into the vehicle, which was parked near the main road as its tyre was punctured. The victim died on the spot.

The police has registered a case against the truck driver under Sections 279 and 304A of the Indian Penal Code.

Meanwhile, three persons were injured in another accident which occurred near Bhankarpur village on Ambala-Chandigarh road.

The accident took place when four vehicles, including a Scorpio, Icon, VaganR and a motorbike, collided.

The victims have been admitted to the GMCH, Sector 32, in Chandigarh. The Scorpio car overturned in the accident.



6 drug peddlers arrested

Fatehgarh Sahib, November 5
The district police has arrested six drug peddlers during checking at different places. The police has also seized 2 kg of poppy husk, 15 gm smack, 270 gm narcotic powder, 241 bottles of smuggled whisky and cash from their possession.

SSP HS Mann said Amloh police arrested Ajaib Singh, a resident of Amloh and seized 2 kg poppy husk from him. Mandi Gobindgarh police arrested Sandeep Singh, a resident of Adarsh Nagar, Mandi Gobindgarh, and seized 10 gm smack from his possession. Ashok Kumar, in-charge of Bugga Kalan chowki, during patrolling arrested one Gurjant Singh, alias Janta, and seized 5 gm smack from him.

Mandi Gobindgarh police arrested Vicky, a resident of Shashtri Nagar. It seized 270 gm narcotic powder. Fatehgarh Sahib police arrested Pargat Singh of Bhamarsi village and recovered 241 bottles of smuggled whisky from his possession. All the accused were booked under the NDPS Act and were produced in the court. They were sent to 14-day judicial custody. Similarly, Bassi Pathana police arrested Jaspal Singh, alias Pali, and seized cash and slip of ‘satta’ from his custody. He was booked under the Gambling Act. — TNS



Design fair at IIT Ropar
Tribune News Service

Ropar, November 5
The School of Mechanical, Materials and Energy Engineering (SMMEE) at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Ropar, organised ‘Design fair and industrial internship poster presentation’ here today.

Students displayed their products in the Product design and realisation I course. Innovative products like laser leveller for civil engineers and architects (can be used while constructing building), energy generation from water recycling system in tall buildings, portable low-cost cloth dryer (to be used during rainy season), semi-automatic 'jalebi' maker, woodcutter using manual power, electric number lock, industrial waste water purification device, solar water heater, device to increase gas efficiency and disposable syringe crusher (to be used during mass vaccination) were displayed by the students.

Final year students also displayed their posters on their industrial internships projects done by them at different organisations such as BHEL, TERI, Aston University, and DRDO.



Man gets 10-yr term in dowry death case
Tribune Reporters

Mohali, November 5
In a case of dowry death, the local court today announced a 10-year rigorous imprisonment to Jaswant Singh, husband of the deceased, Meena Devi, while his parents, Pritam Singh and Surinder Kaur, were acquitted.

Pronouncing the sentence, the Mohali's Additional Sessions Judge, Rajinder Aggarwal, held that during the trial it was established that Jaswant Singh (27), an agriculturist from Jastana Khurd village, had been demanding dowry from Meena Devi, who was subjected to cruelty by the accused.

However, the court acquitted Pritam Singh (62) and his wife Surinder Kaur (67) giving benefit of doubt as there was no clear evidence to establish that the duo had also demanded dowry.

Meena Devi had tied the knot with the accused about two-and-a-half-year ago. She had committed suicide by hanging herself at her in-laws' house, leaving behind one-year old son. The deceased's brother, Kiranpal Singh, had alleged that she was being harassed for dowry as just 15 days before her death, he had given Rs 50,000 to Jaswant Singh, who had demanded Rs 1 lakh.

Youths thrash gym instructor

Chandigarh: High drama was witnessed at a gym in Mani Majra when an instructor was thrashed by four to five youths following a scuffle over loud music.

The police said five youths thrashed the gym instructor, Parveen Kumar, last night.

Parveen was admitted to GMSH-16 and his condition is said to be stable. The group of five youths was headed by Hritik and all assailants were absconding, said the police.

The incident occurred when Parveen was instructing the gym members and the assailants played the music loudly.

On being objected by Praveen, Ritik along with his friends then turned the volume of the music system to full. The accused, Ritik, and others started beating up the instructor. The police said there was an old rivalry between Ritik and Parveen.


Woman crushed to death in road mishap
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 5
A 45-year-old woman was crushed to death after being hit by a motorcyclist near the airport light point here this evening. The woman was identified as Kamlesh Kumari. The incident took place at around 9.15 pm when Kamlesh was crossing the road and was hit by the motorcyclist.

The police said, she was returning from Raipur Khurd village where she had gone to oversee the construction of her house.

The accused who was riding the motorcycle was identified as Sandeep Singh of Sector 8.

He works in a private company.

The police has booked the accused in a case of causing death due to negligence.

The case has been registered at the Sector 31 police station.

The police, however, is yet to nab him. The officials said that Sandeep had also sustained injuries during the mishap. The police said that the search was on to nab Sandeep.



Kho-kho trials on November 10
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 5
The Chandigarh Kho- Kho Association will organise trials to select probables for the Senior National Kho-Kho Championship for Men and Women at Shri Guru Gobind Singh Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, on November 10 (3 pm).

The championship will be held from December 8 to 12. Interested players can contact Surinder Singh Bhandari (9814630280).



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