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Residents oppose judicial complex

Dera Bassi, March 9
Dera Bassi residents have expressed fear of increasing traffic problems with the construction of a judicial complex in the congested place and residential area. After finding other places not suitable for complex, the law department had decided to construct judicial complex near tehsil complex. Residents say that the space for construction of judicial complex is around 3 acre including the area of tehsil complex. There is no place for parking here, and this could cause serious traffic problem.

A zila parisad member Salita Saini and former truck union president Rahul kaushik said the construction would cause serious traffic problem.They advised that panchyat land at nearby devinagar village could be used for this purpose. —OC



Man dies in road mishap

Kalka, March 9
A 25-years-old truck driver died in a road mishap, which occurred on Pinjore- Nalagarh highway NH-21-A. According to information, the accident took place in the evening hours near Karanpur village, adjacent to NH-21-A, when a truck, loaded with barrings, rolled down in a deep gorge.

The police sources confirmed the incident and said the driver had been identified as Naresh of Solan, Himachal Pradesh, who was on his way to Baddi from Barwala , when the accident occurred. He died on the spot. — OC



Main accused in murder case held in P’kula
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, March 9
The main accused in the murder case of a 26-year-old youth over just Rs 10, Pardeep Kumar has been arrested by the police today.

The police sources said that Pardeep Kumar was arrested from Moga, Punjab. One of the four accused is a juvenile, who has already been shifted to a juvenile home. The other two accused, identified as Deva and Vikas, alias Bhaand, have also been arrested in the case.

The victim, Ravi, was murdered by the accused following a brawl over just Rs 10 at Kisan Mandi, Sector 5, here last week.

Ravi's brother, Aneesh, a resident of Ram Darbar, had sustained serious injuries during brawl, which was ensued over rent of an umbrella for vegetable stall, put up by the victims.

A case under Section 302 (murder) has been registered at the Sector 5 police station in this connection.



Government vehicle stolen from Sec 43
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 9
A government vehicle was stolen from Sector 43 on March 8.

The police stated that Subhash Chand, working as a driver with the Home Guards, District Commandant, Haryana, reported that some one has stolen the government vehicle parked in front of House Number 1761, Sector 43. A case has been registered at Sector 36 police station and an inquiry has been initiated.



Seven booked for parking vehicles wrongly
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 9
The UT police has arrested four persons for creating obstruction in public way by wrongly parking their vehicles near the bus stop at Sector 9 on March 8. Their vehicles were also impounded by the police.

The police has booked Suresh Kumar, a resident of Naya Gaon village, Mohali, District, Harman Singh, a resident of Barnala, Bhim Singh, a resident of Sector 26 and Kamal Kuthila of Sector 27.

The police officials stated that all the persons had parked their vehicles wrongly causing problems to other commuters and pedestrians.

“The traffic problem on the internal roads had turned acute due to wrong parking following which the drive was initiated and the vehicle owners were penalised,” said a police official.

A case has been registered at the Sector 3 police station. All the accused were later given bail.



ONGC beat CRPF in invitational basketball

Chandigarh, March 9
The basketball team of ONGC defeated CRPF during the league match of 1st All India Invitational Basketball Tournament for Men being held at basketball courts of Sports Complex, Sector 46, here.

The team registered an 83-69 win over the rivals. Prideep Rai of ONGC scripted the teams's win with a fine contribution of 26 points. Murali Krishnan (19 points) and Mohit Bhandari (13 points) were the other main contributors. For the loosing side, Balraj (18 points), Mohender (17 points) and Ashfaq Ahemed (13 points) could only reduce the margin.

In the second match, the team of Indian Overseas Bank (IOB), Chennai, defeated Punjab Armed Police (PAP), Jalandhar by 92-70. Vineet Ravi Mathew and Pratham Singh gathered 19 points each while Hareesh Koroth scored 13 points. For PAP, Gurkirpal, Tajinder Pal and Harvinderpreet contributed for their team.

Earlier, in their league match PAP, Jalandhar, defeated Chandigarh by 84-56. Gurkirpal scored 33 points while Amanjot (11 points) and Harminder (9 points) were the main contributors in team's win. For the loosing side, Kuldip reduced the margin with his contribution of 16 points. Revi Bhardwaj contributed 16 points whereas Puneet scored 6 points for the team. — TNS



cricket tournament for blind
Rajasthan register win
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 9
Rajasthan’s visually impaired cricket team lifted the three-match series of blind’s cricket tournament, organised by Shri Bharat Manchan Trust, at cricket grounds of Panjab University, here today.

In their last match, the visiting side defeated the Chandigarh team by 6 wickets.

After elected to bat first, the local side posted 225 runs with losing 9 wickets, in the allotted slot of 30 overs.

Jaswinder Singh contributed 65 runs while Lakhwinder Singh scored 43 runs. In reply, the winning side, achieved the target with Frah Khan contributing a brilliant 121 runs studded with 19 boundaries. Fazial Khan of Rajasthan team was adjudged as man of the match while Chandan Lal bagged the most promising player award.



Aussie skipper joins team
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 9
After two days of relaxing, the Australian cricket team will attend their first practice session, at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium, here tomorrow. Aussies are scheduled to face the Indian side in the upcoming 3rd test match, to be played at the PCA Stadium Mohali, from March 14 to 18.

Earlier this morning, just like the previous day, a bunch of players opted to play golf and basketball, while few of them visited Chattbir Zoo along with their families. The members of the coaching staff along with their families spent some time shopping at Sector-17.

Skipper Michael Clarke joined the squad at around 2 pm. David Warner, Glenn Maxwell and coach Mickey Arthur, played golf at the Chandigarh Golf Club while Mathew Wade, Peter Siddle played basketball, at a local school. After adapting to the climatic conditions, the team was looking forward to bounce back in the Mohali test, said the source.



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