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Delay in bypass construction annoys residents
Hemant Kumar

Kalka, February 10
Due to the apathetic attitude of the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), the construction of Surajpur-Basaulan bypass is pending for the past more than three years. The Haryana government had already approved the construction of this 7-km mini bypass over 250 acres of acquired land. No further initiative, however, has been taken till date.

Once constructed, this mini by pass would connect NH-22 with NH-21-A and would certainly smoothen the traffic flow in Pinjore.

On the other hand, great resentment prevails among the thousands of daily commuters from Chandigarh to Baddi, towards the state govt and NHAI, for their lethargic attitude regarding the construction of Surajpur-Basaulan mini bypass.

They allege, the frequent traffic jam on NH-21A (Pinjore-Nalagarh highway) is due to the bottle neck of Pinjore narrow bazzar, they have to face much inconvenience to reach their destinations. Further, the local residents told the Tribune that the frequent traffic jam on Pinjore-Nalagarh highway, had already claimed several lives, but the concerned authorities of NHAI had become silent spectators.

An NGO, Shivalik Vikas Manch, Panchkula, had recently submitted a memorandum to the PWDMinister, Haryana, and had sought the construction of Surajpur-Basaulan bypass either through PWD (B&R) or by NHAI.






Four booked for sodomising minor
Our Correspondent

Dera Bassi, February 10
Lalru police has booked four accused for sodomising a 14-year-old boy in Lalru village. All accused had been booked under Section 377 of the IPC and were sent to jail for 14-days judicial custody. Accused had recorded a video of the act, in their cell phone for keeping the victim mum.

Police registered a case against all the accused person on the complaint of victim's father, Prem Singh.

He alleged that his son went out of house on the evening of February 6. He further alleged that Subham, kaka, Taari and Karan, all residents of Lalru village, forcibly sodomized his son, after intimidating him of dire consequences.

The whole episode was video recorded in Shubham's mobile. Among them, except Karan, all were reportedly below 18-years of age.

They threatened the boy not to disclose the incident, otherwise they would kill him besides advertising his video recording. However, the victim remained silent on this act.

Since his condition started deteriorating and he complained of stomach pain besides bleeding, he was rushed to Derabassi civil hospital, and incident came into the notice of police.



Dharna over filling of pond continues

Dera Bassi, February 10
The dharna being staged by Gholumajra residents against filling up of village pond entered 21st day, here. Various organisations from the area, such as farmers union, trade unions and some other political parties supported the protest, under the banner of Pond Saving Struggle Committee. The protesting residents said that though SDM, Inderjeet Kaur Kang and executive officer of municipal council, Lalru, Gurbaksish Singh, had visited the site and held meetings with villagers, the issue remained unresolved.

The villagers claim that it’s a 400-year-old, historical pond and religious places such as Mandirs and Gurdwara were situated on the bank of this pond. The residents further said that all the walls of pond had been constructed with bricks funded by MNREGA. — OC



200 units of blood donated
Our Correspondent

Fatehgarh Sahib, February 10
As many as 200 units of blood were donated at the fifth blood donation camp, held jointly by Rotary Club and students of Continental Group of Institutes (CGI), Jalvehra. The camp was inaugurated by Maj Gen BPS Grewal, Executive Director, CGI. A team of doctors under the supervision of Dr Ashwini Kumar Verma, Principal, CCHS (CGI) and Dr RS Shah, Blood Bank Society Resource Centre, Chandigarh.

In his inaugural address, Maj Gen BPS Grewal stressed upon the significance of blood donation. He said, "we make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give".

The camp received an enthusiastic response from all student volunteers and staff members. Dr Shah highly appreciated them for their noble gesture and urged them to continue participating in blood donation. The donors were given appreciation certificates.



Assault case
Accused identified, vehicle impounded
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 10
The UT police has identified the accused who had allegedly assaulted a constable, eve-teased and molested his constable wife on February 7. The Swift car involved in the crime belongs to an advocate of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. It has been impounded by the police.

The police said that the vehicle was borrowed by one of the advocate’s friend who along with two others was driving the vehicle at the time of the incident.

The police officials claimed that the car belonging to the lawyer was borrowed by his friend Amarbir Dhariwal, a resident of Sector 19, who is also a lawyer. “Dhariwal was accompanied by his two friends Kamala and Gobind Kumar, when the incident took place”, the police officials said.

The incident had occurred near the grain market roundabout in Sector 26 when the constable couple, who were in civvies, was going towards the inter-state bus terminus in Sector 17 on a motorcycle. As the couple overtook the white Swift car near the roundabout on the Madhya Marg, the car driver was enraged and passed lewd comments at the woman constable, who was riding pillion. Her husband objected, but the accused continued to pass comments. The constable then stopped his motorcycle and confronted the occupants of the car. A scuffle ensued. The accused then beat up the male constable and allegedly molested the woman constable. Earlier, the couple had noted down (CH 44T 4663) as the number of the car, but it was found to be a wrong number. “During the investigation it was discovered that the car’s number was (Ch 44T 7663) on the basis of which the owner was traced”, the police officials added.

The police stated that all three accused were on the run and raids were being conducted to nab them



Home guards volunteer found dead in auto-rickshaw
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 10
A home guards volunteer of the Chandigarh Police was found dead under mysterious circumstances at the gate of police lines in Sector 26, this morning. His body was found in an auto-rickshaw. Police officials stated that the deceased was identified as Rajbir Singh (40), a resident of Palsora village in Chandigarh. He was deployed at the police lines on general security duty.

Rajbir had taken an auto-rickshaw on rent, which he used to drive after getting free from his duty. His body was found in the same auto-rickshaw.

The police stated that there was no injury marks on the deceased’s body, while his body was sent to the Government Multi-Speciality Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, for autopsy.

The police officials refuted the possibility of any foul play and said that it seemed to be a natural death.

“The exact cause of the death will be ascertained only after we get the autopsy report. The police is also taking the help of sniffer dogs and forensic experts,” the police officials stated.

The home guards volunteers are deployed with the traffic wing . Their job is temporary and they are free to do any kind of additional work. A case has been registered.



Youth attacked with rods, swords in P’kula
Tribune News Service

The victim at the General Hospital in Panchkula.

Panchkula, February 10
A youth suffered serious injuries when he was attacked by a group of youths at Raipur Rani today. The victim, identified as Vipul Chauhan, was rushed to the General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula.

Chauhan alleged that one of the accused was a policeman.

The victim's brother, Balwinder, said Vipul was at the bus stand when some youths attacked him with rods and swords.

"My brother was getting some forms filled when he was attacked," said Balwinder.

The youths fled the scene. A case has been registered against the youths.



In-laws booked in dowry case
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, February 10
In a case of dowry, a girl alleged that she was beaten up by her in-laws after their demand for dowry was not met.

The victim, a resident of Sector 11, had got married to an Agra-based jeweller last year. Praveen Ahluwalia, father of the girl, said that her in-laws used to beat her up and even demand dowry.

Recently, they had demanded Rs 30 lakh from her family and when the demand was not fulfilled, the girl was beaten up. A case has been registered and the in-laws have been booked.



Rohit malik, Naresh badgujar cruise ahead
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 10
CHART trainees, Rohit Malik and Naresh Badgujar qualified for the main draw matches, in the Boys (U-12) category of the ongoing CLTA-AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament, being held here. Rohit defeated Abhi Walia by 8-4, while Naresh defeated Krishan Hooda at 8-5. In the final round of Girls (U-12) category, Manya Negi beat Hunsal Brar by 8-4, while Mansi Singh routed Laavanya Ray by 8-0.


Boys(U-12) Final Round- Rohit Malik bt Abhi Walia 8-4; Dhruv Tangri bt Rohan Mittal 8-2; Siddarth Nijhawan bt Jasmol Arora 8-1; Ritik Rana bt Vikramaditya Kedian 8-0; Tarush Bagai bt Gautam Mittal 8-0; Sammar bt Saideep Roi 8-0; Sarbjot Singh bt Arunab Singh 8-5; Naresh Badgujar bt Krishan Hooda 8-5; Boys (U-16) Final Round-Addhyan bt Ritvik Rana 8-0; Digvijay Pratap bt Sarthak Jain 8-0; Sahej Somani bt Robin Kapoor 8-2; Calving Golmei bt Sahishnu Sharma 8-5; Karan Bhalla bt Harinder 8-7 (3); Ramanjot Dhingsha bt H Devasis Singh 8-7 (6); Amitoj Singh bt Abir Hiranandani 8-7 (2); Rahul Verma bt Zorawar Singh 8-3; Girls (U-12) Final Round- Manya Negi bt Hunsal Brar 8-4; Mansi Singh bt Laavanya Ray 8-0; Reetinder Kaur bt Dikshita Rana 8-7 (2); Rahat Mangat bt Nikita Khangra 8-3; Luvya Singh Lamba bt Aditi Dogra 8-5; Tanisha Indrayan bt Ravita Rawat 8-2; Bindu Kulhria bt Prachi Batra 8-1; Priyanka Khanna bt Innayat Sandhu 8-6; Girls (U-16) Final Round-Aarushi Kakkar bt Yamini Issar 8-1; Nimrat Walia bt Itika Sharma 8-6; Rahat Manrai bt Nandini 8-2; Jannat Khurana bt Sandeep Kaur 8-4; Hansika bt Rohini Mago 8-4; Gurnleen Singh bt Saisha Khanna 8-6; Sehjnoor Dhillon bt Mahima Negi 8-6; Kamal Bhalla bt Ibadat Kaur 8-1;Boys(U-12) First Round-Kamal Saksham bt Raghav Singh 8-0; Dhruv Tangri bt Chetanbir S. Kookena 8-3; Rohan Mittal bt Snehal Saini 8-1; Jaishvin Sidana bt Parnay Sharma 8-1; Jasmol Arora bt Sherman Singh 8-2; Vikramaditya Kedian bt Gurjosh Singh 8-1; Tarush Bagai bt Parteek Saroha 8-0; Chirag Malhotra bt Kartik Parhar 8-7 (0); Gautam Mittal bt Yajur Bansal 8-4; Sehaj Nangal bt Mahistam Kumar 8-4; Saideep Roi bt Dhairya Chaddha 8-4; Jaspreet Multani bt Kunal Patiyal 8-4; Naresh bt Sarthak 8-4; Devansh Kakkar bt Bhupinder Dahiya 8-5; Krishan Hooda bt Ajay Kundu 8-2;

Boys(U-16) First Round-Abhimanyu Rojra bt Parveen Kumar 8-1; Sanjam Harish bt Bhavdeep Singh 8-3; Ishaan Anirudh bt Dhruv Kaushik 8-0; Sarthak Jain bt Keshav Vasudeva 8-2; Sahej Somani bt Anmol Rattan Kamboj 8-5; Abhi Uday Gautam bt Tanbir Singh 8-4;Robin Kapoor bt Amitoj Singh Sohi 8-1;Sohrab Singh bt Abhay Gupta 8-0; Sahishnu Sharma bt Simran Singh 8-0; Gaurav Seth bt Paras Sharma 8-1; Harinder bt Vastal Chauhan 8-5; Karan Bhalla bt Abhishek Mukherjee 8-3;Ramanjot Dhingsha bt Jaideep Singh 8-0;Akshay Chauhan bt Dhruv Sharma 8-2; Aaryan Kaushik bt Nishant Kakkar 8-1; H. Devasis Singh bt Laksh Vohra 8-1; Girls (U-12) First Round- Ravita Rawat bt Arti Nayan 8-4; Priyanka bt Reet 8-5.



Punjab cricket team announced
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 10
Taruwar Kohli will lead Punjab’s cricket team in the upcoming, Vijay Hazare one-day cricket tourney, to be held in Dharamshala.

The team will play their first match against Haryana on February 13. According to the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) spokesperson, Sushil Kapoor, team will leave tomorrow for the match venue.

Other members

Udhay kaul, Rahul Sharma, Ravi inder Singh, Chandan Madan, Gurkirat Mann, Sandeep Sharma, Sidhartah Kaul, Manan Vohra, Manish Bhatia, Mayank Sidana, Karan Goel, Rajiwinder Golu, Jaskaran Singh, Amitoz Singh, Gurinder Singh, Yuvraj Singh.



Forest sports meet
Tamil Nadu strike 10 golds
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 10
On the third day of the All India 20th Forest Sports Meet, Tamil Nadu's contingent remained the front runner for the title with 122 points, after claiming 10 Gold, 13 Silver and 8 Bronze medals, here.

On other hand, Chhattisgarh with 8 Gold, 8 Silver and 11 Bronze (102 points) and Uttarakhand with 7 Gold, 8 Silver and 7 Bronze (99 points) maintained second and third places, respectively.



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