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Two killed, three injured in mishaps
Tribune News Service

Fatehgarh Sahib, November 20
Two persons were killed while three others, including two women, sustained serious injuries in road accidents today. In the first accident, one person was killed while three others, including two women, were injured when the car they were travelling in collided with another car on Sirhind-Patiala Road.

The deceased was identified as Harmandeep Singh, a resident of Patiala, while the injured, Ramanpreet Singh, a resident of Patiala, Inder Bakhshish Singh, his wife Harinder Kaur and daughter Gursahiba Kaur, were rushed to a hospital.

He said the impact of the collision was such that Harmandeep Singh died on the spot.

The body was handed over to the family after conducting an autopsy, the police said.

Harmandeep had come from Italy to attend a wedding ceremony.

Meanwhile, in another accident, a man was killed after being hit by a train on the Sirhind Sadhugarh railway track. The police said the man, who was in his forties, was wearing a black jacket.

The body has been kept in the mortuary at the Civil Hospital for identification.



State Bank of Patiala declared runners-up
Tribune News Service

Patiala, November 20
The cricket team of State Bank of Patiala (SBOP) was declared the runners up in the T-20 cricket tournament that was organised by the All India Public Sector Sports Board at Dehradun.

Participating teams included Air India, ONGC, Reserve Bank Of India, Indian Oil Corporation, FCI, State Bank of Travancore, CWC and BSNL. Many international and national players, including Parveen Kumar, Wasim Jaffer, Sarandeep Singh, Ajay Ratra, Amit Bhandari, Mohd Kaif played in the tournament.

In the quarterfinal match, State Bank of Patiala defeated Air India by 4 runs. Ravi Inder Singh scored a half century and Vishwas Bhalla scored 40 runs for State Bank of Patiala. Siddharth Kaul took 3 wickets and Srabjeet Ladda took 2 wickets.

In the semifinal match, State Bank of Patiala defeated State Bank of Travancore by 1 run. Mukesh Sharma scored 35 runs and Gaurav Vashisht took 3 wickets.

In the final match, State Bank of Patiala team lost the match to Indian Oil Corporation by 25 runs. Sanjay Mahajan scored 70 runs and took 2 wickets for SBOP.

Sanjay Mahajan was adjudged the man of the series.



Ex-bank manager gets 5-yr jail for fraud
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 20
The Court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Shalini S Nagpal today sentenced a former bank manager to five years rigorous imprisonment in a cheating case. The accused Karam Singh was convicted in two separate cases of cheating registered against him. He has also been imposed a fine of Rs 25,000.

The case was registered on November 21, 2003 when Karam Singh was the manager of State Cooperative Bank, Mani Majra.

The manager was accused of defrauding those who had taken loans by getting their signatures on blank pages and using the same to procure additional loan amount from the bank.

The case was registered on the complaint of Jaswinder, who took a loan of Rs 40,000, from the bank. Karam Singh got his signatures on a blank paper and then procured an additional loan of Rs 1.5 lakh thus duping the customer. He similarly duped two others, Jashu Ranui and Malkhan, of lakhs of rupees.

Three cases of cheating reported

Three separate cases of cheating have been registered in the city in the last 24 hours.

GR Verma, assistant general manager, Bank of Baroda, Sector 17, alleged that Rajinder Singh, a resident of Mani Majra, cheated the bank by paying a fake cheque to the bank on April 13. A case has been registered.

Ravi Gupta, assistant general manager, SBI Zone Business office, Sector 1, alleged that Kamla Parshad Sharma, a resident of Allahabad, cheated the bank by signing a fake cheque for the bank on June 11.

Bass Dev, a resident of Sector 56, alleged that Jai Ram, a resident of Sector 52, prepared fabricated ration card in his name. A case under Sections 419, 420, 467, 468 and 471 of the IPC has been registered



Mini amusement parks eat up playgrounds
Councillors fail to keep promise, do little to provide space for sports activities
Deepankar Sharda
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 20
In December 2011, two parties contested for the rein of Municipal Corporation. In their effort to lure the local residents and youngsters many promised were made. Promises to build indoor stadiums in each ward, jobs for local sportsperson and a stadium equipped with world class sports facilities were highlighted on glittering coloured manifestos by the ruling Congress party and the BJP.

The councillors are about to complete one year but no development has been made to overcome the real problem. The present playgrounds are mini amusement parks, where rides have been pitched for kindergarten children and if one looks at other side of the coin, the main cause of providing open spaces to the young ‘gully’ players for playing in groups still remain there.

“We have no space for special grounds. At most, we can convert the green parks into open spaces. We have playgrounds where children come and play but for gully youngsters, we are still struggling. Some areas have come up with cemented courts but there is no authority to maintain it,” said VP Singh, Commissioner Municipal Corporation.

When asked about the party’s claim to build indoor stadiums in each ward, he said: “We have sanitation, sewerage and other things in our priority list. We have a limited budget and the practice to build indoor stadium in each ward is not possible. We can provide a cemented place for games like badminton or basketball but indoor stadiums are something different. It should be an initiative by the local administration and not the corporation.”

On future plans, he said: “We have sent two requests for professional playgrounds, one in Sector 15 and other in Sector 22.The matter is with the chief architect of the UT Administration but I don’t know whether we will receive a green signal or not.”

Notably, alongside a V5 road of Sector 35, a fenced badminton-cum-volleyball court was already built and the playing area is lying unused.

“We cannot play on road and the open grounds are being converted into green belts. Now, when they have realised this, the officials are coming up with new proposals,” said Amit Mittal, a resident of Sector 22.

Councillors’ speak

Sports department is not under Municipal Corporation. In my ward, I have few open spaces that can be converted into open arenas for the youngsters. Hopefully, I will get the permission soon.

— Subhash Chawla

I have identified a small piece of land along with the community center. Now, since the land is vacant, I have expressed my wish to come up with a playing ground for the youngsters. Due to rides and walk tracks in green areas the youngsters are not getting adequate space to play.

— Gurbax Rawat

I have written a proposal for the above mentioned activity. The green belt areas will be converted into play grounds. There is a shortage of place but hopefully we will come up with some alternative

— Rajesh Kumar Gupta

The policy was made without notifying any future plan. Now, we are out of space. I have already marked a land in my sector to overcome the problem

— Satiender Singh

We have no land to give to the youngsters for playing. I have requested the officials to solve our problem and we will hopefully get out of this problem

— Naresh Kumar



CLTA-AITA Chandigarh Open
Chandril, Shweta register wins
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 20
Top seeded Chandril Sood defeated Suresh Desai of Gujrat by 6-2, 6-2 in the ongoing CLTA-AITA Chandigarh Open Men’s and Women’s Tennis Tournament, being played at CLTA Court, here today. In the women’s category, top seeded Shweta Rana thrashed Renu Sharma by 6-0, 6-4 while in the main qualifier match of the men’s category Dhruv Goyal of Delhi beat 6th seeded Siddhesh Khade of Maharastra by 6-3 and 6-1.


Main draw pre-quarter round Men’s (singles): Chandril bt Suraj 6-2, 6-2;Sagar bt Surinder Pal Singh 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-0;Sagar Manjana bt Murtaza Lohani 6-2, 6-4; Dhruv Goyal bt Siddhesh Khade 6-3, 6-1;Anubhav Chaudhari bt Gurvinder Mann 7-6(9), 6-3;Lakshit Sood bt Kapil Ghraiya 6-3, 6-0;Yuvraj Singh bt Vikrant Dahiya 0-6, 6-4, 6-1; Brahmjot Singh bt Sahil Sachdeva 6-4, 6-3. Women’s (singles): Shweta Rana bt Renu Sharma 6-0, 6-4;Victoria Chehal bt Sumeera Kamil 6-1, 6-0;Sayali Bhilare bt Anupreet Bedi 6-0, 6-0; Megha Sherawat bt Harsimral Kaur 6-2, 6-2;Varuna Chander Shekhar bt Saumya Vig 6-3, 6-2;Vineeta Singh bt Nimrat Walia 6-1, 6-1;Mithyaraj Baburaj bt Aarayalee 6-1, 6-1; Manya Nagpal bt Gayatri Kumariah 6-0, 6-0.

Men’s (doubles): Vinod and Shiva bt Amardeep Singh and Vikram Singh 6-2, 6-2;Shadab Khan and Anubhav Chaudhary bt Jagmeet Singh and Yuvraj Singh 6-3, 6-2;Ravneet Singh Saini and Sunil Kumar bt Prashat Soodmani and Mandeep Kumar 7-2 (2), 3-6, 10-8;Pardeep Deshwal and Rohit Sarwate bt Siddhesh Khade and Rohit Ranglani 6-0, 5-7, 10-4;Vikrant Dahiya and Shrey Gupta bt Rahul Seth and Santveer Singh 6-4, 7-6 (4);Sagar Manjana and Vishwanath Savadi bt Uttam Phogat and Arvind Singh7-5, 7-6 (5). Women’s (doubles): Shweta Rana and Manya Nagpal bt Kirandeep and Saumya Vig 6-0, 6-1; Varuna Chandershekhar and UthraVenktesh bt Charvi and Gayatri Kumariah 6-4, 4-6, 12-10;Megha Sherawat and Vineeta Singh bt Aarayalee Chavan and Sumeera Kamil 0-6, 7-6 (5), 10-8;Renu Sharma and Victoria Chehal bt Amala Amol Warrick and Sayali Bhilare 6-4, 6-0.



MDAV School script win in kho-kho by nine points

Chandigarh, November 20
The kho-kho team of MDAV School, Sector 22, beat Government Model Secondary School, Sector 8, by 9 points during the ongoing 3rd Luxmi Arya Kho- Kho Championship for Boys' and Girls', today.

A total of 36 teams are participating in this championship. In another match, the team of Viday Niketan Mohali defeated AKSIPS, Sector 45, by 6 points.

Results:Boys: Vidya Niketan School bt MDAV by 3 points; GHS 35 bt MDAV(D) by 6 points; MDAV (C) bt BMD School, Mohali, by 4 points; GHS 35 by GMSSS 22 by 1 point; GMHS 41 bt Century School by 7 points; GMHS bt MSKP by 1 point; Viday Niketan bt GMHS 37 by 2 points; GMHS 41 bt Vidaya Niketanby 5 points; MDAV (B) bt SRT by 8 points.Girls: MDAV (C) bt BMD School, Sector 63, by 3 points; MDAV (A) bt Century School, Mohali, by 6 points; Vidya Niketan, Mohali, (A) bt Ankur School, Sector 14, by 5 points; GHS 24 bt MDAV(C) by 3 points; IS Dev Samaj 21 bt MDAV(A) by 2 points; GHS 35 bt MDAV (B) by 4 points; GMHS 37 bt Vidaya Mandir (A) by 8 points. — TNS



Kanwar Harbans Lal Memorial Football Tournament
Dalbir Football Academy beat DFA
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 20
Dalbir Football Academy, Patiala, beat DFA, Ambala, in the ongoing 7th Kanwar Harbans Lal Memorial Football Tournament being conducted by the Youngsters Club while Youngsters Club played a goalless draw against Youth Football Club, Rurka Kalan, at the football stadium of Sector 17 today.

In the first match, Dalbir Football Academy defeated Ambala Outfit by 5-1. From the winning side, Tarsem Lal scored the first goal by converting an awarded free kick in the 18th minute while Narinder Kumar doubled the lead in the 32nd minute. For Ambala, Prateek reduced the margin in the 41st minute but Tarsem took the score to 3-1 in the 60th minute. Prabjot Singh (65th minute) and Jaguoop Singh (82nd minute) sealed team’s victory after scoring a goal each.

In the second match, the Youngsters Club played a goalless draw with YFC, Rurkan Kalan.



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