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Windowpanes of 2 cars smashed
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 18
Thieves targeting vehicles and smashing windowpanes to steal bags and other items kept in cars are actively on the prowl with two such incidents reported in the past 18 hours. In the first case, Pankaj Bhandari, a resident of Baddi in Himachal Pradesh, reported that thieves took away a bag containing Rs 1.5 lakh in cash, an ATM card and some documents after smashing the glass of his Pajero (CH-08-(T)-0456) which was parked in the Sector 26 market.

The complainant, Pankaj, is the owner of a medical store in Baddi and had come to have dinner at a restaurant in Sector 26 last night. He parked his car around 50 metres ahead of the main parking lot.

He came out of the restaurant and found the rear windowpanes of his car smashed and cash and items stolen. The police was called which registered a case against unidentified accused at the Sector 26 police station. The police also tried to view the CCTV footage but the place where the car was parked was out of range.

In another incident reported this afternoon, thieves targeted a Honda City car of Dhirinder Kumar, a government contractor. Dhirinder had parked his car in the Sector 20 market where he had come to meet his friend at his shop. He came out and saw the rear windowpanes of the car smashed and a bag containing essential documents missing.

He called the police, which registered a case under Section 379 of the IPC at the Sector 19 police station. “The bag had my driving licence, bank cheque book, pass book and financial documents,” said Dhirinder.



65-year-old woman robbed of gold jewellery
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, December 18
A 65-year-old woman was robbed of her gold ornaments by an unidentified couple. The victim, identified as Kamla Rikhi, is a resident of Sector 7. She was on her way home when the couple approached her saying she should wrap her gold jewellery in a newspaper which would solve her problems.

The victim kept her gold earrings, ring and "kadaas" in the newspaper that the couple gave her. When she unfolded the newspaper at home, she found the jewellery missing. She found two "kadaas" of iron wrapped in the newspaper.

The woman said she did not even come to know when the couple stole her jewellery.

Similar incidents have taken place in Sector 16 and Mansa Devi Complex, Panchkula.



5 held for planning dacoity
Tribune News Service

Mohali, December 18
The police has claimed to have arrested five youths for planning a dacoity. The accused have been identified as Ajay Kumar, Ram Chand, Ajay, all resident of Amb Sahib Colony, Mohali, Sanju from Una and Mochi Ram from Mundi Kharar.

Acting on a tip-off, the police nabbed the miscreants, all in their early 20s, near Jandpur village. The police also recovered a couple of swords and some rods from their possession.

After registering a case under Sections 399 and 402 of the IPC, the police produced the accused in a local court, which sent them on a one-day remand.



St Stephen’s-45 lift Molly Carver memorial cricket, football cups
Tribune New Service

Chandigarh, December 18
St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, lifted the Molly Carver Memorial cricket cup for boys (U-16) after defeating Little Flower School here today. A fine bowling spell by Rishab Rana, who claimed four wickets while conceding 16 runs, wrapped up the innings of Little Flower School on 71 runs. Saurav Sharma supported him by claiming two wickets for 6.

Chasing a paltry target, the winning side managed to reach the target in the 15th over, losing just two wickets on the way. Rahees played a fine innings of 30 runs off 23 deliveries, while Subhijeet contributed with 22 off 26.

Rahisinder Singh Marwaha was adjudged the Player of the Tournament.

Meanwhile, in the final of the football tournament of the sports carnival, St Stephen’s lads again got better of their rivals: St Stephen’s School, Togan, this time. Pankaj Kshatria scored a hat-trick to secure win for his team.

Anmol Gupta was declared the best goal keeper, while Devyanshu bagged the title of the most promising player in the tournament.

Anirudh Thapa was adjudged as the Player of the Tournament.

In the basketball tournament, meanwhile, Shemrock School, Mohali, edged past St Stephen's School, Togan, 43-41, to lift the cup.

Sanjay was adjudged the Man of the Match, while Ravjeet was declared the Man of the Tournament.


Cricket tourney
Punjab declare at 361 for 5
Tribune New Service

Chandigarh, December 18
After a fine bowling performance, the Punjab batsmen further consolidated the team’s position against Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) on the second day of ongoing Vijay Merchant Cricket Trophy for Boys (U-16) Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 26, today.

The team decalred the first innings at 361 for 5 in 92 overs, with Vineet Dhaka and Rajat Sharma completing their centuries. Vineet posted 148 off 155, studded with 22 boundaries and three sixes, while Rajat scored 109 off 275, with of 15 boundaries. The duo scored 234 off 319 for the fourth wicket.

For JKCA, Husain picked two wickets for 78, while Ramandeep and Shubham Singh claimed a wicket each.

In reply, the JKCA batsmen managed to end the day’s play on 102 for 2 in 36 overs. Abhishant Bakshi, who scored 49 off 57 with seven boundaries and a six, was the main scorer.

Shubham Singh (28) and Sahil Malhotra (6) will open the innings on the final day. For Punjab, Ekjot Singh and Resham claimed a wicket each.

Brief Scores

JKCA (1st innings): 99 all out in 47.2 overs (Farroq 24, Tushar 17, Kuljit Kuhar 4 for 28, Resham Sharma 3 for 15)

Punjab (1st innings): 361 for 5 (declared) in 92 overs (Rajat Sharma 109, Vineet Dhaka 148, Husain 2 for 78)

JKCA (2nd innings): 102 for 2 in 36 overs (Abhishant Bakshi 49, Shubham Singh 28 not out, Ekjot Singh 1 for 9 and Resham 1 for 12)



Ryan lads to face Dikshant school in football final
Tribune New Service

Panchkula, December 18
Ryan International School defeated Holy Child School, and Dikshant International School overcame St Xavier’s School to move into the final of 2nd Dikshant Invitational Inter-school Football Tournament at Tau Devilal Stadium here today.

In the first semifinal match, Ryan International School pipped their rivals 3-0.

Harman, Rizul and Harshdeep scored a goal each for the winning side.

In the other match, Dikshant School overcame St Xavier’s School 1-0.

Deepak scored the solitary goal for Dikshant School to take the host team to the final.



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