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19-yr-old youth commits suicide in Kalka

Kalka, December 11
A 19-year-old youth committed suicide here today. Dalip Singh, SHO, Kalka, said Irshad Khan, aka Sonu, ended his life by hanging himself from a ceiling fan.

The deceased was an auto-rickshaw driver. According to family sources, after attending a marriage function last night he was sleeping in his room. His mother had gone to Parwanoo, where she works in a factory. Hamir Ahmed, the victim's father, was also not at home.

The family came to know about the incident at around 5 pm today. They found the body hanging from a ceiling fan. — OC



Husband booked on dowry charge

Dera Bass, December 11
The Dera Bassi police has booked Pawan Kumar, a resident of Lahouri Gate, Amritsar, for demanding dowry.

The police booked him under Sections 406 and 498 A of the the IPC. Mamta Rani, Pawan Kumar's wife, alleged that his husband had been demanding dowry and she was beaten up many times over the demand.

She further stated in the complaint that she had left the in-laws' house on September 1,2012. — OC 



Hearing in Fiza’s assets case on Jan 8
Tribune News Service

Mohali, December 11
In the case pertaining to the claim of the kin of Anuradha Bali aka Fiza on her property and other assets, the local court has set January 8 as the date for next hearing.

Earlier, the court had summoned Rajpal Singh, station house officer of the phase XI police station (which has the jurisdiction over Fiza’s residence at Sector 48-C), and his predecessor Gurmeet Singh Sohal to record their statements yesterday.

The statements, however, could not be recorded due to some reasons, said sources.

Fiza’s three sisters — Anjali Ramsoondur, Monika Sharma and Aditi Arya — had filed a joint petition in the Mohali court to lay claim on her assets, worth around Rs 5 crore, in the last week of October this year.

In their petition, they had made three parties to the case — general public, station house officer of the police station, phase XI, and Punjab Urban Development Authority.

The court had set December 10 as the date to file objections, if any, in the court.

Apart from that a permanent injunction has also been filed to restrain the defendants not to change, sale or dispose of the property while the case is pending in the court.

Fiza's property includes an HIG house (216, Sector 48 C), two cars (a Honda CRV bearing registration no CH-03-P-0500 and a Santro, bearing registration no CH-03-H-1460), gold jewellery (weighing 1.429 kg), silver items (weighing 800 gm), 11 items of diamond jewellery, Rs 2 crore cash recovered from her house and her two lockers, Rs 28.50 lakh deposited in her 16 bank accounts and seven electronic items including web cameras, laptop, Fujitsu life-book and four mobile phones.



Bail denied to accused in firing case
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 11
A local court today dismissed the bail applications of four accused arrested for their involvement in an incident of firing at the Sector 22/23 light point, which occurred on December 4.

A total of seven persons are accused in the case. The police has arrested four persons while the remaining three are still at large. Those arrested accused are Taranjeet Singh Duggal, a leader from Barnala, Gurpreet Singh, Satwant Singh and Mandeep Singh.

Public prosecutor advocate JP Singh argued that the remaining accused in the case are yet to be arrested, thus these four should not be granted bail. He also said the accused had a criminal background and are also wanted by the police of 
other states.

Taranjeet Singh Duggal has fired three rounds but no one was injured.



Verdict in Saji Mohan case likely today
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 11
The Court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Shalini Nagpal today reserved judgment in the infamous drug-pilferage case involving IPS officer Saji Mohan for tomorrow. Final arguments were concluded in the court yesterday and judgment was reserved.

The court had heard the final arguments in the case on Monday and Saji Mohan had been brought to the court from the Mumbai Arthur jail where he has been lodged in a case of contraband smuggling.

The 1995 batch IPS officer was posted as the Narcotics Control Bureau Zonal Director in Chandigarh till December, 2008, and was nabbed by Mumbai Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) with a consignment (13.85 kg) of heroin in February, 2009. He was booked in Chandigarh on March 14, 2009, on inputs from the Mumbai ATS that he had pilfered drugs during his tenure in Chandigarh.

Besides Saji Mohan, there are four accused in the case — superintendent Balwinder Kumar, Jammu and Kashmir police constables Davinder Pal Singh and Naveen Kumar and drug peddler Naseeb Chand.



Former employee, supplier held 

Mohali, December 11
The Mohali police today arrested two local persons on the charges of kidnapping a Ludhiana-based developer.

The accused, Balbir Singh, a resident of Maloya, and his accomplice Jaswant Singh were sent to the judicial custody this afternoon.

The police said that Balbir and Jaswant had kidnapped Satpal, a partner in Ludhiana-based Shiv Om Construction Company, near the Spice light point around 4pm yesterday.

Balbir is a former employee of the company, while Jaswant used to supply construction material to it.

Jaswant claimed that Satpal and his partner Bharat Bassi were not paying him Rs 4 lakh they owed to him; while Balbir claimed that he had not received two months salary from them.

The police raided Balbir’s house this morning and found the victim as well as the accused there.

The police said that Satpal, along with Bassi, was traveling in his Indica car, when they were stopped by the accused near the light point. Following a minor altercation, the accused forcibly took Satpal with them on their motorcycle. — TNS



No scholarship for baseball players
Deepankar Sharda
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 11
Facing the flank for not entertaining kho-kho and kabaddi, in the sports gradation certificate policy, after declaring both games as no-mass participation games, the UT Sports Department has put itself under the dock again after keeping the baseball players out of the annual sports scholarship scheme.

The game, despite being under the sports gradation certificate policy has not been given the status of scholarship scheme, leaving all the baseball players in lurch, for the past many years.

Notably, the games kho-kho and kabbadi, which are kept under the non-gradation policy, are entertained under the scholarship.

“The Chandigarh Sports Council had recently made an amendment and decided to entertain the game under scholarship. But the sports department is yet to receive the amendment notice. Hopefully, in next financial year the players will be kept under these scholarships and can enjoy the scheme,” said KS Bharti, District Sports Officer of the UT Sports Department.

When asked about, the exact reason behind keeping the particular section of players out of this scheme, he added, “I don’t know about the exact reason but I will check its status,” added Bharti.

On the other side, the move is being condemned among the sports lovers, “It seems that the officials of the sports department work on their own will, when it comes to make rules or amend. Like others, these baseball players should also be provided with all the facilities. They also represent the same state, play same competition and bring laurels for the same state, so they should be given all the facilities,” said Dr Gurcharan Singh Gill.

“The bureaucrats should keep in mind, a player’s perspective while making policies. Moreover, if the game is being entertained under sports gradation certificate policy then why it has been kept away from the scholarship scheme. We are representing the state and we should be benefited like other players,” said Raghu, a player.



MPCA win by six wickets
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 11
An unbeaten ton by Ashutosh Singh and an unbroken fifth wicket partnership with Atul Tiwari (51), helped the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Academy (MPCA) to defeat Punjab by 6 wickets, in the ongoing Cooch Behar Trophy.

Ashutosh made a sedate 100 off 261 delivers studded with 11 boundaries and a six while Atul unbeaten 51 off 106 balls inclusive of 4 boundaries and one six. For the bowling side, Sukhwinder Singh claimed 2 for 68 and was the most successful bowler for Punjab. In reply, the MPCA achieved the target of 272 for the loss 4 wickets in 102.5 overs.

Earlier, the Punjab’s first innings was bowled out for 72 runs in space of 29.2 overs. Although, the batsmen of Punjab team performed well in the 2nd innings and posted 360 runs with Navneet Singh (108) and Manender Singh (78) scorning the lion’s share.

Brief Score: Punjab (1st Innings)-72 all out (Bhupinder Singh 15, Vinay Chaudhary 15 Kulpreet 7 for 27).

Punjab (2nd innings)-360 all out in 105.3 overs (Navneet Singh 108, Manender Singh 78 and Vinay Chaudhary 33, Kulpreet Singh 4 for 149, Shubham 3 for 53 Gaurav Patel 2 for 37).

MPCA (1st innings)-161 all out in 67 overs (Rishab Tiwari 69, Ashutosh Singh 38, Vinay Chaudhary 4 for 52, Sukhwinder Singh 3 for 20, Sandeep Singh 2 for 40).

MPCA (2nd innings)-272 for 4 in 102.5 overs (Shubham Sharma 50, Ashutosh Singh 100 not out, Atul Tiwari 51 not out, Sukhwinder Singh 2 for 68).



St Kabir School-26 storm into football final
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 11
The host team of St Kabir School, Sector 26, stormed into the final of St Kabir Football Trophy for boys (U-14) after defeating St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, here today.
A basketball match for the St Kabir Trophy in progress in Chandigarh on Tuesday. tribune photo: manoj mahajan
A basketball match for the St Kabir Trophy in progress in Chandigarh on Tuesday. tribune photo: manoj mahajan

In a thrilling final of the St Kabir Football Trophy for boys, the wining side defeated six time champions after scoring a solitary goal, in the extra time of the match.

After both teams failed to score in the stipulated time of 70 minutes, the match went to extra time of 30 minutes in the St Kabir Football Trophy for boys.

Although, both the sides displayed a prefect combination of skill and stamina but it was striker Arjit of the host team, who managed to dodge the defenders to score the lead in the St Kabir Football Trophy for boys.

In another match, the St Xavier’s school defeated Saupin’s School, Sector 32, by 2-0. In the basketball event for girls, the team of Sacred Heart School overcame Vivek High School with a 22-9 score line.

Reet and Aakriti scored 6 points each for the winners whereas in another match, the St Xavier’s School beat Strawberry Field World School by 30-20 points. Manjyot and Komal scored 10 points each for the winners.

In the finals of boy’s category, the team of New Public School, Sector 18, beat Little Flower School, in a close encounter by 25-23. Anil scored 12 points and Parvesh 9 points for the winners.

Earlier, the St Stephen’s Togan routed Saupin School, Sector 32, in a one sided affair with 44-14. Ravneet scored 17 points while Kailash contributed 7 points. The team of St Joseph’s school thrashed St Stephen’s, Sector 45, by 22-14 with Jaskaran (6 points) and Rohan (5 points) for the team.



Satluj Public School beat St Anne’s-32

Chandigarh, December 11
In the league match of Molly Carver Memorial Cricket tournament, Satluj Pubic School, Sector 4, Panchkula, beat St Anne’s School, Sector 32, by 8 wickets, here at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, here today.

The St Anne’s after electing to bat posted a respectable total of 146 run in allotted 20 overs. Ashish Robin played a fluent knock of 51 runs while for the bowling side Shivanshu Sharma took 4 for 18. Sanjeev Dhiman and Mandeep Bhardwaj took two wickets each.

In rely, the openers of Satluj teams, Saurav Kumar (60) and Abhishek Bahmani (50) provided the team with a good start with a brilliant 122 runs opening stand. For the bowling side, Rivik claimed 2 for 30.The team will face the St Stephen’s School in the semifinals of the event.

Brief Scores:

St Anne’s School-146 all out in 20 overs (Ashish Robin 51, Ajay Kalsi 22, Shivanshu Sharma 4 for 18,Sanjeev Dhiman 2 for 7, Mandeep Bhardwaj 2 for 18).

Satluj Public School, Sector 4, Panchkula-147 for 2 17.1 overs (Saurav Kumar 60, Abhishek Bahmani 50, Ritvik 2 for 30). — TNS



Gaurav leads Baptist Cricket Academy to victory
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 11
A fine 72-run contribution by batsman Gaurav enabled the Baptist Cricket Academy to defeat Bharti Vij Cricket Academy (BVCA) by 7 wickets, in the inaugural match of 1st Sardar Hardial Walia Memorial Cricket Tournament for boys (U-14), being held.

Earlier, batting first, the Bharti Vij Cricket Academy team score 199 runsin the 1st Sardar Hardial Walia Memorial Cricket Tournament studded with Gurdip Singh’s unbeaten knock of 126 runs off 69 including 19 fours and six sixes. He was ably supported by Shivam, who scored 36 runs.

For the bowling side, Simarnjeet claimed 2 wickets.

In reply, the opening pair of Ayush Sikka (31) and Nikhil (13) provided a good start but the unbeaten 72-runs contribution by Gaurav headed the team to victory in the 1st Sardar Hardial Walia Memorial Cricket Tournament.



St John's School win by 11 runs
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 11
The cricket team of St John's School registered an 11-run win over Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 26, during the match of Blessed Edmund Rice Cricket Tournament for boys (U-17), held here.

The wining side scored 134 runs in the allotted slot of 20 overs with Gurumanat (26 off 25) and Vaibhav (25 off 16) taking the team’s charge in the Blessed Edmund Rice Cricket Tournament.

For the bowling side, Anil claimed 3 for 25 while Akash claimed 2 for 20.

In reply, the loosing side was bundled out for 123 runs in 18 overs. Rishi (30 off 20) and Omkar (19 off 14) contributed the most runs. For bowling side, Kartavya Sharma and Tejas claimed two wickets each.

In the semifinals of the boys (U-14) category, the team of Chandigarh Baptist beat St Kabir by 40 runs. After elected to bat first, the Baptist team gathered 119 runs on scoreboard.

Batsman, Nikhil scored a quick fire 30 off 25 while Parth contributed 15 off 16. For bowling side, Shivang claimed 2 for 20.



City cricket team defeats Mohali
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 11
In the Double Leg Cricket Tournament for Boys (U-19), the local cricket team defeated Mohali Cricket Association (MCA), here.

Batting first, the Chandigarh Academy posted a total of 320 runs with Arjit Singh contributing a fine 105 off 89 while Arpit Singh scoring a ton off 79.

For the bowling side, Jagteshwar and Harpreet claimed two wickets each. In reply, the MCA team was bundled out for 128 runs. Amrinder (38 off 56), Ramandeep (24 off 48) were the main scorers for the team while from blowing side, Arjit claimed 4 for 20 and Arpit took 2 for 12.



Cricket camp to select tricity players soon
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, december 11
In order to promote cricket at junior level and provide them with a platform, the Sky High Sport India will organise a camp-cum-tournament programme, for the budding cricketers of tri-city, here.

The organisers will conduct a camp and later will divide the players into different teams to conduct a tournament. The top performers of the tournament will also be awarded. The players under the age of 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 years can participate in the event. The players will perform under the guidance of former cricketer Madan Lal and various Ranji trophy players.

Eight teams will be selected post conducting camps in each age group. The tournament is likely to be held in April, next year.

The interested players can enroll themselves after contacting Monika Singh, Business Head (8699616777 and 8288863090 tel: 8288863090). The tournament will be conducted at Cricket Stadium, Sector 16, Chandigarh; Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 26; Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 19; Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium, Sector 3.



8th Chandigarh Golf Tour from December 21
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 11
The Chandigarh Golf Association will organise the 8th Chandigarh Golf Tour from December 21 to 23, in tri-city.

The event will be organised to showcase the golfing infrastructure of the city and that of the surrounding areas. Leading players will take part in the tournament.

DP Azad, chairman Media Committee, said that the prize distribution of the tournament would be held at Panchkula Golf Club.

The Chandigarh Golf Club will host the first day while Forest Hill Golf Resort and Panchkula Golf Club will host the last two days of the competition.



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