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Patients suffer due to power cut
Gagan Teja
Tribune News Service

Patiala, May 21
A two-hour power cut at Government Rajindra Hospital, Patiala, today left hundreds of patients sweating without fans. Further, it affected the working of all the departments, including emergency and operation theatres.

While on the one hand the patients who were admitted to various wards raised a hue and cry about the long power cut, unable to bear the hot and humid weather, the doctors of various departments held their OPDs in the galleries opposite their rooms.

Interestingly, the hospital authorities did not use any of the power generators, despite owning three generators. Resultantly, the working of the hospital came to a standstill.

A chaos like situation prevailed in the hospital when the patients faced trouble in getting their registration done, as the computer systems were down and the hospital staff refused to issue handwritten slips during the cut. They had to stand in long queues, following which many patients had to return without getting the treatment.

Speaking to The Tribune, Suman Rani, a private school teacher, who had come from Samana, said she came all the way to get gynaecological treatment but despite repeated requests, she could not get herself registered. "Now, that I have come so far, I am planning to consult a private doctor since it is not possible to come here every day," she added.

Shamsher Singh, whose uncle was admitted to the medicine ward of the hospital, rued that many of the patients were in a pitiable condition as they could not even get up from their beds and move around.

"We tried to speak to the doctors and staff nurses that they should at least make some provision to switch on the fans. They, however, said they were helpless and walked away. This was irresponsible on part of the hospital authorities," he said.



45 candidates file papers on last day
Our Correspondent

Kalka, May 21
As many as 45 candidates filed their nominations on the last day for filing of papers, while 27 candidates had filed nominations on the penultimate day for the upcoming Panchkula Municipal Corporation elections.

Assistant Returning Officer Manita Malik, who is SDM, Kalka, said that 21 candidates filed nominations from Ward Nos. 1, 2 and 3.

From Ward No. 1, Ashok kumar , Gurnam Dass and Amarjit Kaur, Som Nath, krishan Chand, Sant Ram, Mohan Kumar, Jyoti, Pushpinder Kumar and Om Parkash filed nominations.

From Ward No. 2, Ujala bakshi, Sunil Dutt and Kamla Devi filed nominations, and from Ward No. 3, Rajesh Kumari, Krishna Devi, Taruna, Parvesh, Archna, Kulwant Kaur, Sarita Devi and Kusum Lata filed nominations.

Assistant Returning Officer of Ward No 4, 5 and 6 of Pinjore Zone, BDPO, Rajesh Kumar Sharma, revealed that as many 24 candidates filed their nominations.

From Ward No. 4, Surinder Singh, Krishna Devi, Rajeev Sharma, Sunita Devi, Kulwinder Kaur, Bahadur Singh, Ujagar Singh and Sarwan Singh filed nominations.

From Ward No. 5, Maan Singh, Mohinder Singh, Mohinder Kumar, Jagmohan Kumar, Robin Vashist, Bhupinder Singh and Sanjiv Kumar filed nominations.

From Ward No 6, Kanchan, Sunita Devi, Suman, Mamta, Satya Devi, Saroj Devi, Soma Devi, Mato Devi and Jasvir Kaur filed their nominations.

The candidates can withdraw their nominations forms by May 23 after the scrutiny that will be conducted on May 22.

The election symbols would also be allotted to all the candidates on May 23.



Girl molested in moving auto-rickshaw
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 21
A 25-year-old woman was molested and robbed of her bag by an auto-rickshaw driver and his accomplice in a moving auto near Sectors 36, 37, 41 and 42 roundabout on late Monday evening. The victim, a resident of Phase VI, Mohali, also injured her back and suffered fracture in one of her arms after jumped out of the auto.

In another incident, two miscreants riding a motorcycle (no. PB-06H-4608) passed lewd comments and threatened a Mohali girl in Sector 44.

Cases have been registered at the Sector 39 and Sector 34 police stations, respectively, and the police has initiated inquiries.



FIR to be lodged against Ward No 8 candidate
Hina Rohtaki
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, May 21
In a major decision, the district administration has decided to lodge an FIR against Hemant Kinger, who is contesting elections from Ward Number 8 after it was found that he was fabricating false evidence against another candidate.

The development took place after an inquiry report by the District Attorney(DA) reached the district administration today asking it to lodge an FIR against him.

"An urgent meeting was held in this regard in the evening today and we have decided to lodge an FIR. A case under Section 191 and 192 (fabricating false evidence) of the IPC will be registered against him," said a senior official of the administration.

It was yesterday when Kinger had filed his nomination papers from Ward Number 8 to contest for the Panchkula Municipal Corporation elections.

Hemant Kinger has been accused of fabricating false evidence against Kuljeet Waraich in his ward, who is also contesting the elections. He complained that she had committed irregularities in the voters’ list following which Waraich also filed a complaint through Manoj Aggarwal, the district INLD president, that multiple entries of Kinger, his daughter-in-law and son were made in the voters’ list.

A probe was conducted by City Magistrate Vandana Disodia where Kinger said that he submitted a false complaint and wanted to take it back. On the reccomendationof the District attorney, the Administration decided to lodge an FIR against Kinger. Kinger, who is a resident of Mansa Devi Complex, Sector 5, Panchkula, his name appears thrice in the voters’ lists of Wards No. 8, and Ward No. 16. His name is there in Sector 4 under the serial number 1,010, and at Mansa Devi Complex Army Flats under numbers 1,104 and 1,109. Similarly, Kinger's daughter-in-law Namrata's name figures in two voter lists, one in Sector 4 under serial number 1,011 and another at the MDC, Sector 4, under serial number 1,108.



ASI arrested
Was absconding in a corruption case
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 21
The Vigilance Cell of the UT police today arrested another Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Jitender Kumar, a resident of Kaithal, Haryana, posted with the Haryana police, who was absconding in a corruption case.

The Vigilance Cell on May 14 had arrested ASI Jagdish Ram, posted in the Haryana Chief Minister's security, for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 1 lakh in the Sector 10 parking lot. CIA Inspector Raj Kumar and Jitender Kumar were also booked in the case.

Officials stated that Jagdish Ram was taking the bribe on behalf of ASI Jatinder Kumar, and the Inspector Raj Kumar. They were demanding the bribe to favour complainant Gurmeet Singh, a resident of Mauli Jagran, Chandigarh, in a cheating case registered at the Siwan police station, Kaithal, in August 2012. The bribe was demanded to let him off in the case.

The police said the deal was set for Rs 13 lakh. The complainant had already paid an amount of Rs 5 lakh as the first installment April, which is yet to be recovered.



Two house thefts reported in city
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 21
Two house thefts were reported in different parts of the city where thieves managed to decamp with cash and jewellery.

In the first incident, Sanjeev Kumar, a resident of Sector 44, reported that thieves managed to decamp with one gold set, silver ornaments and Rs 10,000 cash from his residence.

A case has been registered at the Sector 34 police station and an inquiry has been initiated.

In the second incident, Kamlesh a resident of Sector 52, reported that thieves decamped with gold earrings, two gold rings, important documents, Rs 10,000 cash and other goods.

The police has registered a case at the Sector 36 police station.

The police received another complaint from Ajit Jain, a resident of Sector 33(A), who alleged that Rocky, a resident of Phase XI, Mohali, was caught red handed while stealing a gas cylinder from his house. The accused has been arrested and a case has been registered against him at the Sector 34 police station.



Woman alleges rape
Our Correspondent

Mohali, May 21
A resident of Kumbra village has complained to the police that she was allegedly raped by a person who offered to help her find a place to stay at night.

The police said the woman had stated that she used to live on the premises of a gurdwara in Sohana. But on May 19, at 10 pm, a sewadar of the gurdwara asked her to leave the premises.

In the meantime, a youth came there and told her that the sewadar would not allow her to stay there and if she wanted he could drop her at another gurdwara. He told her his name and then she went along with him. She further alleged that the youth took her to Sector 71 and raped her. She said that she was later taken to the Civil Hospital in Phase VI by the police.

The police has registered a case under Section 376 of the IPC against Devinder, a resident of Brahminian Vasian, in this regard. He has been arrested. 



Three acquitted in murder case

Chandigarh, May 21
The court of Additional District and Session Judge RK Yadav today acquitted the three accused in two-year-old murder case.Three accused — Gagan, Amit and Kuldeep — who were truck drivers, were arrested in May 2011 for allegedly committing murder of their fellow driver Rakesh kumar.

His body was found under mysterious circumstances from a truck parked near Ram Darbar in Sector 31. Due to no substantial evidence the three were acquitted.—TNS 



Chandigarh make strong comeback 
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 21
A fine bowling performance by Hemang Chaudhary helped the local side beat the Jalandhar team on the second day of their ongoing campaign for Dhruv Pandove cricket trophy for boys (U-19), held here today.

The Jalandhar team, after resuming from their overnight score of 26 for 2 in 22 overs, was bowled out for meagre 151 in 110.3 overs. The visiting side completely failed to face the bowling attack led by Hemang Chaudhary. He claimed 6 for 46 and was equally supported by Arpit Pannu, who claimed 3 for 52. Himanshu Sharma (54 runs), Mohit Mariya (27 runs) and Mansab Gill (29 runs) were the only main scorers for the visitors. In reply, the Chandigarh team scored 17 for 1 in 10 over at close of day’s play.

Brief Scores:

Chandigarh (1st innings)- 214 all out in 70.2 overs (Bhagminder 69, Arjit Pannu 33, Simranpreet 32, Utkarsh 2, Mohit Maria 5 for 46).

Jalandhar (1st innings)- 151 all out in 110.3 overs (Himanshu Sharma 54, Mohit Mariya 27 and Mansab Gill 29, Hemang Chaudhary 6 for 46 and Arpit Pannu 3 for 52).

Chandigarh (2nd innings)- 17 for 1 in 10 overs.

Mohali in danger

In another match played at PCA Stadium Mohali, the home team scored 185 runs in reply to Ludhiana’s 450 runs.The latter, continuing from their overnight score of 357 for 7 in 96 overs, were bowled out for 450 in 124.1 overs. Hartejesvi and Manan Jain put on 86 runs for the eighth wicket, before Manan was caught by Kiranpreet off Khushpreet for 45 runs.

For Mohali, Khushpreet Singh claimed 3 for 104, while Harpreet Singh and Amoljeet took two-wickets each.

In reply, the Mohali team opened their innings with Karan Aggarwal and Harsrup Singh. But Karan (9 runs) made an early exit after being caught by Khushwinder off Hartejasvi. Harsrup was then joined by Kinderpreet Singh and the duo put on 55 runs for the 2nd wicket, before Kinderpreet was caught by Manan off Sandeep Singh for 18 tuns.Harsrup was involved in another partnership of 41 runs with Shine Sharma for the fifth wicket. Shine Sharma (23) and Harsrup Singh (77) ended the day with a total of 185 runs. In the mean while, right-arm leg-spinner Sandeep Singh claimed 3 for 31.

Brief Scores:

Ludhiana(1st innings)- 445 for all in 124.1 overs (Nikhil Chaudhary 159, Sandeep Singh 71, Hartejesvi 94, Khushwinder 20, Manan Jain 45, Khushpreet Singh 3 for 104, Anmoljeet Singh 2 for 52, Abhijit Garg 1 for 29, Akshay Kansal 1 for 105, Harpreet Singh 2 for 85, Ankit Sharma 1 for 30).

Mohali (1st innings) 185 for 6 in 69 overs (Harsrup Singh 77, Shine Sharma 23, Sandeep Singh 3 for 31).

Patiala amass 577:

In the third match, played at Patiala, the home side amassed 577 runs for 9 in 150.4 overs with the help of Amolpreet Singh, who went on to hammer a brilliant double century. He scored 282 runs off 311 balls, studded with 29 boundaries and three sixes against Amritsar.

He was well assisted by Anmol Malhotra , who scored an unbeaten 102 off 216 balls, including eight boundaries. The sixth wicket stand between Anmolpreet Singh and Anmol Malhotra piled 278 run.

For Amritsar, Rohit Kumar claimed 4 for 147 while Shubham Bedi took 2 for 91. In reply, the Amritsar team were 98 for 3 in 37 overs with Navneet Singh (34 off 52 balls, including 7 boundaries) and Abhinav Sharma (36 runs) were the top run getters for Amritsar. For the bowling side, Siddharth Sharma claimed 2 for 22.

Brief Scores:

Patiala- 577 for 9 in 150.4 overs (Anmolpreet 282, Sanvir Singh 74, Mandeepinder Bawa 51, Anmol Malhotra 102 not out, Rohit Kumar 4 for 147, Shubham Bedi 2 for 91).

Amritsar- 98 for 3 in 37 overs (Navneet Singh 34, Abhinav Sharma 36 not out,Siddharth Sharma 2 for 22).



Minerva beat Inder Cricket Club
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 21
The Minerva Cricket Academy defeated Inder Cricket Club in the first quarter
finals match of the ongoing UT T20 Cricket League, being held here. After electing 

to bat first, the Inder club posted a total of 154 runs in their allotted 20 overs. Inder scored 37 runs, while Jai Bhagwan scored 35 runs for the Inder club. The Minerva bowling attack was led by Amit Uniyal who took a 4-wicket haul. He was well supported by Kunal and Bablu as they took two wickets each.

In reply, the Minerva Cricket Academy chased down the target with Gurkeerat Maan scoring an unbeaten knock of 97 off 39, studded with 11 fours and 7 sixes. Jaskaran was the other prominent scorerer with his contribution of 52 runs from 27 balls.

In another match, the VNCC Club defeated MCC Club. The wining side posted 133 runs with the help of a superb knock played by Neeraj Joshi. He scored 74 runs and was well supported by Faiyaz (24 runs). For the bowling side, Ajay and Sachin claimed two- wickets apiece. In reply, the MCC club team was all out for 107 runs. Ajay (58 runs) was the only batsman to stand against the bowling side. For the bowling side, Santosh claimed three wickets.

In the third match, the Stadium XI team beat DAV Club Sector 8. After electing to bat first, the Stadium XI team scored 187 runs. Vishvas played a useful knock of 96 runs, while Amit Parashar, contributed 31 runs for their club. The bowling attack was initiated by Anil Sihag and Kulwinder, who took three wickets and two wickets respectively. In reply, the DAV Club bundled out for 154 runs.

The LIC Club defeated K K Cricket Club, in the last match of the day. The losing side set a target of 137 runs with the contribution of Sunny Sohel and Inderjit, who played an unbeaten knock of 69 runs. In reply, Ravinder (70 runs) and Gurinder Saini (28 runs) guided the LIC team to victory.



Veterans bring laurels to city
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 21
The local contingent of veteran players brought laurels to the city in the 33rd National Athletic Championship held at Thiruvananthapuram. In the men's category Teja Singh hogged the limelight bagging gold medal in 100mts, 200mts,400mts and 800mts track events whereas in women’s category, Raj Rani Nayer bagged medal in the 100 mts,200 mts and 800 mts track events.

Results: Men: 40+ Santokh Singh 110m (hurdle) bronze; Santokh Singh 1500m silver; Santokh Singh 800m gold; 45+ Harjit Singh 1500 m bronze; 50+ Harjinderjit Singh shotput bronze; 55+ Amrik Singh long jump bronze; Manjit Singh 800m silver; Manjit Singh 110m (hurdle) bronze; Manjit Singh 200m silver; 65+ Gurdev Singh 5 km walk bronze; Avtar Singh Doad 800 m gold; Avtar Singh Doad 400m silver; 60+ Jagir Singh 100m (hurdle) bronze; Jagir Singh High Jump silver; Paramjit Singh Shotput Silver; RS Bhullar 200 m gold; Harbhajan Singh 400 m bronze; RS Bhullar 400m silver; Amrik Singh 1500m Silver; SP Sharma 100m bronze; Talvinder Singh bronze; 70+ Chhaju Ram Triple Jump silver; PS Shahi gold; 75+ Surinder Singh 1500 m Gold; 80+ Teja Singh 100, 200,400 800m gold; 85+ Amar Singh 5km walk gold; relay 4 x100: Men 40 third; 50+ third; 55+ third; 60+ second; 65+ First. Women-30+ Balwinder Kaur gold; Balwinder Kaur silver; 40+ Amarjit Kaur 1500 m Gold; Amarjit Kaur 800 mts Gold; Amarjit Kaur 80 mts(hurdle) silver ; Amarjit Kaur Triple jump Gold ; Saroj Rani 10,000 mts Gold ; Saroj Rani 5 km walk bronze ; Saroj Rani 1500 mts Silver ; Balbir Kaur 5 km walk Siver ;45+ Rita Kalra 400mts bronze; 60+ Bimla Saini 100 mts bronze ;65+ Paramjit Kaur 100m gold ; Paramjit Kaur 200 m gold; Paramjit Kaur 5 km walk silver ; Rama Sharma 800 m silver; Rama Sharma 5 km walk bronze; 70+ Vidiya Sachdeva 5 km walk bronze; Vidiya Sachdeva 800 m silver; Vidiya Sachdeva1500m Silver; Vidiya Sachdeva 10,000m gold ;75+ Raj Rani Nayer 100 m,200 m, 800 m gold; Raj Rani Nayer Discuss Throw silver; Relay (4 x100) 40+- first.



Last day for submitting forms tomorrow
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 21
The Union Territory Sports Department will organise the gradation scheme on May 29 (10am). The interested participants can submit their gradation seeking forms, at the venue, before May 23 (5pm).

The last date for submitting the forms for the gradation scheme had been mistakenly published as May 25, in the story appeared in Tuesday's edition.

The gradation will be performed under various games, including quatics, hockey, archery, judo, athletics, rowing, badminton, sailing, baseball, shooting, basketball, softball, boxing (Men), table tennis, canoeing, tae kwon do, cycling, tennis, equestrian, triathlon, fencing, volleyball, football, weightlifting, gymnastics, wrestling (Men), handball, cricket.



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