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50-yr-old woman found murdered in car 
Tribune News Service

Fatehgarh Sahib, March 26
A woman, identified as Jaspal Kaur (50), was found murdered in a car in Cholti Kheri village. The woman had gone missing since yesterday after she had gone to pay obeisance at a mazar in the village.

After receiving the information, a police team headed Deputy Superintendent of Police Hardevender Singh immediately reached the site and recovered the body from the car bearing a no PB 11P 3030.

Victim’s son, Gurpreet Singh, in his complaint to the police had alleged that Piyara Singh had kidnapped his mother after she had paid obeisance at the mazar located outside the village. The police had launched a massive drive yesterday to search the missing woman.

In the preliminary in vestigation the police suspect that the accused had killed the woman by slitting her throat with a sharp edged weapon. The police had also recovered the murder weapon. DSP Hardevender Singh said, “The police is investigating the case and raids are being conducted to nab the accused. The body was handed over to the relatives of the victim after the postmortem.”



Tangori engineering students bag top honours 
Our Correspondent

Banur, March 26
Students of the Shaheed Udham Singh Group of Institutions (SUSGI), Tangori, have won the best engineering design award.

This award was conferred on the institution during the event, ‘COGNIZANCE 2013’, organised by the Indian Institute of Technology, Rookee. The event was held on March 22. Institutes authorities said that in “Robo War Competition” more than 45 teams of various IIT’s, NIT’s and other colleges from all over the country had participated. SUS College, Banur, won the first position in this competition. 



Bail granted to accused 
Tribune News Service

Mohali, March 26
A local court today granted bail to a suspended Superintendent of Police (vigilance) Amandeep Kaur and other four accused in the Ranjit Singh suicide case today.

The other accused who were granted bail included Constable Harminder Singh, driver Ranjit Singh and Ludhiana-based traders, Rajiv Sood and Rajinder Singh.

The accused were granted bail after they deposited the bail bonds worth Rs 50,000 each. For Amandeep Kaur, her relative Gurtej Singh has furnished the bond. The other persons, who have furnished bonds for the rest of the accused included Balwant Singh (Harminder Singh), Ajmer Singh (Rajinder Singh) and Sadhu Singh (Paramjit Singh). Notably, Amandeep Kaur had surrendered herself before the Mohali court on January 15 after the police had failed to arrest her for over five months despite the arrest warrants issued by the court twice. The police had registered a case under Sections 306, 120 B, 166, 167, 195, 218, 332 and 353 of the IPC on August 18, 2012.

The ETO Ranjit Singh had committed suicide on April 23, 2011 after he was allegedly implicated into a false case by the accused. 



Tainted DSP moves court, seeks relief
Wants Excise Act charges dropped 
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 26
An accused in a graft case, suspended Deputy Superintendent of Police Raka Ghira moved an application in a local court here today, seeking dropping of charges against her under the Excise Act.

The case was registered against her in July 2011, when a total 51 bottles of liquor, comprising “English wine bottles” were recovered from her house during a Central Bureau of Investigation raid.

Ghira was originally caught taking a bribe of Rs 1 lakh by the Central Bureau of Investigation.

Following her arrest, a raid was conducted at her residence in Sector 15 where wine bottles were recovered.

“We have moved an application in court for dropping of charges against her under the Excise Act on the ground that Raka Ghira had permit from the Excise Department for keeping the wine bottles,” said Ghira’s counsel.

The prosecution in the case has been directed to file its reply by May 6. 



Patwari gets bail in graft case
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 26
A Panchkula-based patwari, Balraj Singh, who was caught accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000 in connection with a site verification report, last month, was granted bail today after paying a bail bond of Rs 30,000.

The CBI sleuths had arrested Balbir, posted at the building branch of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation, while accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000 for submitting a site verification report for getting an NOC issued for transfer of ownership of a house.

Balraj had initially demanded Rs two lakh and the deal was settled for Rs 1 lakh. The accused had come to collect the first installment of Rs 50,000 when he was caught.

The CBI laid a trap and arrested him at the new district court complex in Sector 43, where the accused had come to take the bribe amount from the complainant, Jaspinder Singh, a resident of Mani Majra, two months ago.

A case was registered against him under various sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Earlier, the complainant alleged that the Patwari visited their site and demanded Rs two lakh from the complainant for submitting a site verification report in his favour and for getting the NOC for transfer of ownership. 

The CBI sleuths had arrested Balbir, posted at the building branch of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation, while accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000 for submitting a site verification report for getting an NOC issued for transfer of ownership of a house. The CBI laid a trap and arrested him at the new district court complex in Sector 43, where the accused had come to take the bribe amount from the complainant, Jaspinder Singh, a resident of Mani Majra, two months ago.



Man gets 10-year RI 
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 26
A local court today awarded 10-year rigourous imprisonment (RI) to a 28-year-old man in an NDPS Act case.

Surinder Kumar, a resident of SAS Nagar, was arrested in March 2011 for possessing 1.5 kg contraband. The operation cell of the UT police had arrested him at a “naka” in Mauli Jagran. The accused was on a scooter and was stopped at the “naka” for verification of documents.

During the search of his vehicle, 1.5 kg charas was found. A case under Section 20 of the NDPS Act was registered at the Mani Majra police station. Surinder Kumar hails from Bihar. The police had set up a naka on the basis of prior information received.



HC serves notice on UT Administration
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 26
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued a notice to the Chandigarh Administration on a PIL for paid parking at the Sector 43 bus stand.

The Bench of Chief Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri and Justice Rakesh Kumar Jain issued the notice for May 1, while acting on a PIL filed by advocate HC Arora. The petitioner alleged the parking arrangement was virtually non-existent at the inter-state bus terminus in Sector-43.

There was no contractor at the parking place and cars were prone to thefts. The petitioner stated his colleague had sent a notice dated January 30 to the Deputy Commissioner and Chandigarh Senior Superintendent of Police, demanding appropriate arrangements but nothing was done.



Woman ends life, husband, father in-law booked
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 26
A 35-year-old women committed suicide after jumping from a house in Sector 15 last evening. The police has booked her husband and father-in-law for abetment to suicide.

The police stated that Sunita committed suicide after jumping from House Number 4. The woman was rushed to the PGI where she succumbed to her injuries.

A case against her husband Pawan Kumar and father-in-law Nand Kishore has been registered on the complaint of deceased’s brother Rajesh Kumar, a resident of Anaj Mandi Chika of Kaithal District in Haryana. The complainant in his compliant to the police stated that his sister was being harassed by Pawan Kumar.

Gurmukh Singh, SHO, Sector 11 police station, said that Pawan Kumar had been arrested and an inquiry initiated. A postmortem examination was conducted and the body was handed over to the family members.



Snatcher caught red-handed
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 26
A snatcher was caught red-handed by an alert pedestrian carrying a bag containing Rs 3 lakh at the Sector-22 market yesterday evening. Meanwhile, another snatching incident was reported at Sector 37.

The police said Rattan Singh, a resident of Sector 18, reported that Rakesh Katwal, a resident of Phase III-A, Mohali, was caught red-handed while attempting to snatch his bag. The complainant said with the help of passers-by he overpowered Katwal. A case has been registered at the Sector-17.

In another case, Subchint Kaur, a resident of Sector 37, reported that her purse was snatched by two motorcycle-borne miscreants near SD Mandir in Sector 37.

The police said the purse contained gold earrings, three ATM cards and Rs 4,000. The woman failed to note down the registration number of the motorcycle.

A case has been registered at the Sector-39 police station.



Four more accused arrested
Tribune News Service

Mohali, March 26
The police has arrested four more accused in advocate Amarpreet Singh's murder case.

The accused, Dharminder Singh Grewal, alias Googni, Sunil Bhanot, alias Chhoti, Rajat and Vishal Shekhawat, were nabbed from a house at Gulab Bagh locality in Indore, Madhya Pradesh.

The police also arrested Kamal Bhullar, alias Avneet Singh, a resident of Chacheri village, Ludhiana, for helping the accused in fleeing.

Mohali SSP Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said four pistols-two .32 bore and two 7.62 mm, along with cartridges, were recovered from the accused.

A black Elantra car (PB10 0002) was also impounded.

"The accused had told the house owner that they were law students," said SSP Bhullar. Avneet Singh (19), who is Googni's friend, took Rs 40,000 from his parents and joined the accused at Meerut. "Avneet not only provided financial help to the accused, but also arranged SIM cards using fake identity," said SSP Bhullar.

The police said the recovered Elantra car belonged to Googni and was used by the accused to run from the spot after murdering Amarpreet Singh, injuring his cousin Gaganjot Singh and his friend on a trivial issue of car parking at Phase IIIA on February 27. Sources said the four stayed at Gurdwara Hazoor Sahib in Nanded. They then left for Mumbai.

With their arrest, the police has nabbed eight accused out of the total nine accused named in the FIR registered at the Mataur police station on February 28. The police is yet to arrest Kevin. The police has arrested Divinder Singh, a resident of Chowki Mann near Mullanpur Dakhan, for helping the accused. Asit Roparia, a resident of Bahadurgarh, Jhajjhar district, has been booked on the same charge. So far the police has arrested seven persons for providing assistance to the accused. Bhullar said three policemen, Inspector Gurcharan Singh, in charge CIA, Sub-Inspector Ram Darshan and constable Daljinder Singh would be rewarded.

The deceased's uncle, Manjit Singh Sethi, said the police should now present a challan and the trial should be put on a fast track. 

Accused yet to be brought to Mohali

On Tuesday, the accused were produced before the magistrate at Indore by the Mohali police to get transit remand. SSP Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said as soon as the required formalities would be completed, the team would bring them to Mohali. The team is expected to reach the city by Wednesday evening.



SGGS-26 clinch Sir Sadi Lal trophy
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 26
The men’s team of Shri Guru Gobind Singh College (SGGS), Sector 26, retained the Sir Sadi Lal trophy for the fifth time in a row.

The team was awarded the trophy during the annual prize distribution function of the Directorate of Sports, Panjab University, for honouring the players of various colleges.

The team bagged the trophy with a total score of 883 points. DAV College, Sector 10, with 731.5 points, finished runners-up and bagged the KK Grover trophy.

In the general championship of BEd Colleges (C- division) of Women, Dev Samaj College of Education with 89 points won the PUSC Trophy while GHG Khalsa 
College of Education Gurusar Sadhar with 58 points bagged the PUSC Trophy.

Other trophies

B division (Women): GN College, Narangwal, with 91 points won the Dr GS Dhillon trophy. MBBG RGC Girls College, Mansowal, with 50 points won the PUSC Trophy.

General championship

A- Division (Women) : The Khalsa College for Women Civil Lines, Ludhiana, with 342.5 points won the Pl Bains trophy. The Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector 11, with 286 points won the PUSC Trophy. Evening and education 

C-division (Men): The Department of Evening Studies with 103 points won the PUSC Trophy. The LLRM College of Education, Dhudike (Moga), with 80 points won the PUSC Trophy. General championship

B-Division (Men): Gobindgarh Public College, Alour-Khanna (Ludhiana), with 102 Points won the PUSC Trophy. Khalsa College, Garhdiwala, with 81 points won the PUSC Trophy. 



Judoka Garima Choudhary honoured at annual prize distribution ceremony
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 26
The Directorate of Sports, Panjab University, today organised the annual prize distribution to felicitate the players.

Out of expected 250 players (approximately), a total of 100 players marked their presence. "The footfall was less, in comparison to last years, due to ongoing holidays. The absent players will be awarded their dues whenever they will contact the department," said a source.

Judoka Garima Choudhary was awarded with a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh for representing the nation in London Olympics. Archers Navdeep Singh Brar and Amrinder Singh Sidhu bagged a cash prize of Rs 1, 82,500 and Rs 1, 57,500, respectively for winning top honours in the 5th TAFISA World Sport held at Siauliai.

A total of 10 players were awarded different cash prizes for attaining positions in the national games. A total of 141 players were awarded cash prizes for top three positions in the All-India Inter University Tournaments.



Bridge tourney from March 29
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 26
The Chandigarh Bridge Association will organise the Chandigarh Open Bridge Championship, a national level tournament, at the Sports Complex, Sector 42, from March 29 to 31.

According to the organisers, a total of 100 players from different state will vie for the gross prize money Rs 2 lakh. Each team will be comprising of five to six players and a total of 8 rounds of Swiss League of 10 Boards per round will be played on March 29 and 30.

The top 8 teams will play the super league stage on March 31. The pairs event, on March 31, will consist of two sessions. There will be no elimination and all players will play on all three days. 



Players shortlisted for inter-state carrom tourney
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 26
The Chandigarh Amateur Carrom Association has selected teams for the upcoming 41st Junior National and Inter-State Carrom Championship to be held at Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, from March 30 to April 4.

SK Mishra and Anup Gupta will accompany the team as the managers for Boys and Girls team, respectively.


Boys: Mohd Hassan, Mohd Talib, Saquib, Aarish and Mohd Arib.

Girls: Tuba Sehar, Priya Sharma, Gulshan, Manu Gupta, Nidhi Gupta, Gurkiran and Farheen. 



BSNL beat IOCL 3-0 in carrom 
Tribune News Service

Players in action during a match of the All-India Public Sector Carrom Tournament at Hotel Parkview in Chandigarh.
Players in action during a match of the All-India Public Sector Carrom Tournament at Hotel Parkview in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: manoj mahajan

Chandigarh, March 26
The carrom team of BSNL defeated the IOCL team by 3-0 in the ongoing 26th All-India Public Sector Carrom Tournament at Hotel Parkview in Chandigarh, today.

A total of eight leading public sector organisations are taking part in this tourney.

Current world champion and national champion, Rashmi Kumari (ONGC), former world champion and former national champion Yogesh Pardesi (IOCL), RM Shankara (Air India) and I Ilavazhki (ONCG) and former world champion S Apporwa (LIC), current national champion K Srininiwas (IOCL) are participating in this ongoing championship.

Results of Day 1:

Men Team: IOCL beat ONGC 2-1; Air India beat LIC 2-1; RBI beat FCI 3-0; BSNL beat Coal India 3-0; IOCL beat FCI 3-0; Air India beat BSNL 2-1; LIC beat Coal India 3-0.

Women Team: BSNL beat IOCL 3-0; ONGC beat LIC 2-1. 



Kamal Sharma bags top spot in 500m walk race event 
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 26
A veteran athlete, Kamal Sharma, attained first place in the 500m walk race event for men (35+) during the 33rd Veteran Athletic meet which was conducted at the Post Graduate Government College for men.

In the same event, Gurindejeet Singh and Pankaj Sharma stood second and third, respectively.

In the 40+ years category (100 m), Rupinder Singh, Manjeet Singh and Ashwani Kumar won the top three spots while in the 500 m (40+ age) category, Surinder Singh, Jaswinder Singh and Gopal Sharma attained top three spots.


Long jump (age- 40+) - Santokh Singh, Ashwani Kumar, Gopal Sharma. Shot put (age-40+ age) - Jaspreet Singh, Manjeet Singh, Devernder Singh.100 m (age- 45+) - Ranjeet Kumar, Jaspreet, Inderjeet Ghuman. 5,000 walk (age- 45+) - Surinder Singh Ghuman, Devraj, Ganga Prasad. Long jump (age- 47+) - Ranjeet Kumar, Pritam Singh, Balwinder Singh. Shot put (age- 45+) Sukhwinder Singh, Sukhdev Singh, Jaswinder Singh. 5,000 m walk (age- 55+) - Paramjeet Singh, Manjeet Singh Ghuman, Mangat Ram. Shot put (age- 55+) men - SK Bhandari, Padam Singh, Amyor Singh. Discuss throw (age- 60+)- Desh Seak, Laxaman Prasad, Jaswinder Singh.100 m (age- 65+)- Jageer Singh, Joginder Singh, SS Gill. Long jump (age- 65+) Balwant Singh, SS Gill, Jewa Lal. Shot put- Avatar Singh, TS Sandhu, Hansraj. 100m (age- 70+) - Ajeet Singh Randhwa, Chotu Ram Gurnam Singh. 5 km (age- 75)- ML Chitkara, Daljeet Singh, Ajeet Singh. 100 m (age- 80+) - Teja Singh, Amreek Singh, Gurbacahan Singh. Shot put (age- 80+) - GS Sidhu, Hamir Singh Rai.

Women: Long jump (age- 35+)- Ameertpal Kaur, Rajwant Kaur, Babir Kaur; 3km walk (age- 60+)- Bimla Saini, Gurmeet Kaur,Santosh; 3 km (age- 70+)- Vidya Sachdeva; 3 km(age-70+) Raj Rani; 100 m (age-95+)-Maan Kau;100m (age-60+)- Bimla saini, Gurmeet Kaur, Ranjit Kaur. 



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