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Pbi varsity staff protest outside VC’s office
Demand filling of vacant posts
Tribune News Service

Patiala, June 10
Demanding the lifting of ban on the promotions of A and B-Class employees of Punjabi University, the employees today staged a protest outside the office of Vice-Chancellor Dr Jaspal Singh.

They demanded that the vacant posts of registrar, deputy registrar and superintendent should be filled immediately.

Nahar Singh, president of the A-Class Employee Union, said after the employees serving on these posts retired, these posts were lying vacant.

The SC/ST employees have appealed to the Commission, following which the appointment to these posts had been put on hold, whereas the posts of reserved categories were already filled.

He said four posts of deputy registrar, eight of assistant registrar and 20 posts of superintendent were lying vacant in the university.

“While 14 per cent quota is fixed for the reserved categories on these posts, reserved candidates are serving on 21 per cent posts, which is totally unjustified,” he said.

“We will continue the protest till the university fills the vacant posts and gives us our due share,” he said.



Statewide doctors’ strike hits patients
Tribune News Service

Patients wait for doctors at the Civil Hospital in Phase VI, Mohali, on Monday.
Patients wait for doctors at the Civil Hospital in Phase VI, Mohali, on Monday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Fatehgarh Sahib, June 10
Hundreds of patients, who had come for treatment at the civil hospital here, had to return disappointed in view of the two-day statewide strike announced by Punjab Civil Medical Services Association in protest against the recent transfer of doctors.

Joginder Singh, a resident of Khamano area, said that he had come to the hospital as his son was suffering from high fever for the past few days. He said the doctors at the primary health centre had referred him to the hospital, but he had to return as the OPD services at the civil hospital were closed.

Dr Manwinder Singh, president of the district unit of the PCMS, said they had decided not to carry out any medico-legal or VIP duties during these two days.

However, they would attend to critically ill patients in the emergency department besides the delivery cases, he said.

Dr Singh said instead of transferring doctors from 76 referral hospitals in rural areas, the government should appoint new specialist doctors in the PCMS cadre.



3 drug peddlers held, one gives police the slip
Our Correspondent

Fatehgarh Sahib, June 10
The district police arrested a drug peddler at a checkpoint on the Sanipur road in Sirhind. Another peddler who managed to flee, leaving behind bags of poppy husk, was arrested later. His accomplice, however, managed to give the police the slip.

Senior Superintendent of Police Gurmeet Singh Chauhan said the police signaled youths coming on a motorcycle and a scooter to stop at the checkpoint. During the search of the motorcycle, a bag of 10-kg poppy husk was recovered. The police immediately nabbed Daljit Singh, alias Jiti, a resident of Mandi Gobindgarh. His other two accomplices, who were on the scooter, fled, leaving behind the contraband.

While one, Rajesh Kumar, alias Kala, of Brahman Majra, was arrested after giving a chase, the other, Ashok Kumar Bansal of Mandi Gobindgarh, managed to flee. The police recovered 25 kgs of poppy husk from the scooter. The police recovered another 7 kg poppy husk on information provided by Rajesh Kumar.

The police arrested another drug peddler at a checkpoint on T-Point, Kotla Bhai Ka. On searching the belongings of one Kuldeep Singh of Sado Majra, who was riding pillion on a motorcycle, the police recovered 20 kgs of the contraband. 



Man gets life term in murder case

Mohali, June 10
The local court today gave life sentence to a Kharar resident in a murder case. A fine of Rs 10,000 was also imposed on him. His co-accused, Vinod Kumar of Machchli Kalan village, meanwhile, was acquitted.

Gobind Pal, alias Bobby, of Chajjumajra village, Kharar, was held for murdering a taxi driver, Amarjit Singh.

Bobby and Vinod Kumar had allegedly hired a taxi to go to Delhi on April 5, 2011. Amarjit, who was driving the taxi, was found murdered at Siswan village. — TNS



Miscreants snatch bag containing Rs 9 lakh in Mohali
Tribune News Service

Mohali, June 10
Four youths snatched a bag containing Rs 9 lakh from an official of a private firm here today.

The incident occurred in front of the Reliance Fresh store at Phase V at around 2.30 pm, when the victim, Pawan Kumar, came out of the shop after collecting an amount of around Rs 5 lakh.

Pawan deals in cash collection from various business establishments for depositing the money in banks.

He alleged that two youngsters, who had their faces covered, snatched his bag, when he was about to start his motorcycle.

“I chased them for a while, but they fled on two motorcycles, which were being ridden by their two accomplices, who also had their faces covered,” said Pawan Kumar.

He said the registration numbers could not be noted, as number plates were also covered. One of the four miscreants was wearing turban, said the victim.

The bag was containing around Rs 9 lakh, as Pawan had already collected cash from three other establishments, meant to be deposited in the Sector 47, Chandigarh, branch of ICICI Bank.

Senior Superintendent of Police GS Bhullar, SP (City) Swarndeep Singh and SP (headquarters) Darshan Singh Mann and other officials reached the spot immediately.

The police officials said the victim did not raise the alarm at the time of incident, and they could find any eyewitness, despite the spot being a busy market.

The police also checked footage of the CCTV camera installed at a nearby hotel, but could find no clue.

Talking to the Chandigarh Tribune, SSP Bhullar said, “Right now we are investigating the case. Some points in the complaint need to be investigated properly.” A case had been registered against the unidentified miscreants at the Phase I police station.

Two held with stolen jewellery

The police on Monday arrested two persons and recovered stolen gold and silver jewellery worth Rs 3.5 lakh from their possession.

The accused have been identified as 20-year-old Rakesh Giri and 19-year-old Mohan Giri, both residents of Sultanpur village in Bareilly. Their accomplice, Munish Kumar, a resident of Rampura village in Uttar Pardesh, is still at large.

Mohali SSP GS Bhullar said the accused were arrested following a tip-off from LIC Colony, Kharar.

“The accused used to strike at locked houses. During interrogation, the accused confessed to the crime,” said the SSP.

The accused were cousins. Their grandmother, Sheela, a resident of Takkipur village, used to sell the stolen jewellery, the SSP said. Raids were on to nab Sheela and Munish, he added.

A case under Sections 454, 457 and 380 of the IPC has been registered.



Woman raped in Sec 22
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 10
A woman resident of Punjab was allegedly raped at a hotel in Sector 22. The 38-year-old woman claimed she was also beaten up by the accused.

Police sources said the woman alleged that Sunil Kumar of Sector 23-C, thrashed and threatened her before he raped her. The woman said she was raped at SCO number 2943-44, First Floor, Sector 22, on June 9 night.

A case of rape, causing hurt and criminal conspiracy has been registered under Sections 376, 323 and 506 of the IPC at the Sector 17 police station.

The police sources said Sunil, a businessman, was yet to be arrested. They said the woman had to take Rs 5 lakh from accused Sunil, who did not give her the money.

Sunil Kumar is into leather business in the city.



Patiala lift Dhruv Pandove Cricket Trophy
Tribune News Service

Patiala, June 10
Patiala won U-19 Dhruv Pandove Trophy after demolishing Ludhiana by an innings and 323 runs. The win gave the team seven points, which helped it breezing past the Chandigarh team that had to be content with second position after their match with Mohali ended up in draw.

Chandigarh and Patiala were running neck to neck at 21 points each before starting of the last league match. But Patiala’s score tally shot up to 28 after registering the win over Ludhiana whereas the Chandigarh had to content with 24 points after the draw.

Mohali resuming at 60 for no loss overnight in their second innings went on to score 313 for 5 in 122 overs before the match ended in a draw with Chandigarh logging 3 points for first innings lead and Mohali logging one point.

Mohali made a rousing start their 2nd innings with Karan Aggarwal and Harsrup Singh putting 114 runs for the first wicket in 62.3 overs before Karan Aggarwal was run out by Hemank for 56 off 175 balls inclusive of 5 boundaries.

Harsrup also left soon after being caught by substitute Lakshay off Hemank for 55 off 232 balls inclusive of 9 boundaries.

Thereafter, Pukhraj Singh and Anmol Singh added 116 runs for the fifth wicket before Pukhraj Singh was caught by Talwinder off Arpit for 47 off 129 balls inclusive of nine boundaries.

Anmolpreet went on to complete run a ball unbeaten century (101) off 101 balls studded with 12 boundaries and three huge sixes. Arpit Pannu 2 for 100 was the most successful bowler for Chandigarh.

Brief Scores:

Mohali first innings-218 all out in 94.3 overs. Chandigarh frist innings-333 all out in 156.1 overs.

Bhagminder 67, Arpit Pannu 69, Nawansh Aggarwal 45, Vaibhav Kaushik 25.

Anmoljeet 3 for 64, Karan Aggarwal 2 for 66, Jaswinder Baidwan 2 for 56 Amish Sidhu 2 for 47.

Mohali 2nd innings-313 for 5 in 122.5 overs. Karan Aggarwal 56, Harsrup 55, Pukhraj Singh 47, Anmolpreet Singh 101 not out, Arpit Pannu 2 for 100. 



City master attends choi kwang do seminar in UK
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 10
Chandigarh based Master Bikram S Thapa 5th Degree Black Belt (USA), recently visited the UK to attend the Choi Kwang Do International Seminar organised by Choi Kwang Do Martial Art International at Harrow Leisure Centre, London (UK) from June 1 to 5. He had gone to attend the seminar as a representative of India.

It was a gathering of the Choi Kwang Do representative of around 20 countries. Bikram said that the main purpose of the visit was to learn advanced techniques and the latest technique for optimum health and fitness.

The seminar was headed by founder and president of Choi Kwang Do, the grandmaster “Kwang Jo Choi” (9th Degree Black Belt).



Rohtak Cricket Association win by 195 runs
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 10
Rohtak Cricket Association, Rohtak, defeated the Chandigarh Cricket Association (Haryana) in the inaugural match of the Chaudhary Bansi Lal Memorial Cricket Tournament Under-16 that began today at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, Chandigarh.

Organised by the Chandigarh Cricket Academy (Affiliated to Haryana), the tournament was inaugurated by Chandigarh Mayor, Subhash Chawala.

In today’s inaugural match, Rohtak Cricket Association, Rohtak, elected to bat first and put up a massive target of 329 for 9 in 50 overs. Ashish played a massive knock of 92 in 85 balls.

the Chandigarh Cricket Association (Haryana). On the other hand, the Chandigarh Cricket Association could not chase the target and bundled out at 134, therefore loosing the match by 195 run. Man of the Match was Deepak.

Tomorrow, the Rohtak Cricket Association will play against the Faridabad Cricket Association at 8 am.

Brief Scores: Rohtak Cricket Association, Rohtak: 329 for 9 In 50 Overs-Deepak 74, Aashish 92, Mohit 33, Parvesh Sharma 4 for 67, Harshit 2 for 87, Akash 2 for 35.

Chandigarh Cricket Association (Haryana)-134 for all out in 30 overs Parvesh Sharma 58 not out, Raghav 12, Harshit 12, Aashish 4 for 26, Mohit 2 for 24, Arvind 2 for 27.



JW Marriott defeat Max Hospital, enter semifinals
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 10
JW Marriott team entered the semifinals by defeating Max Hospital in the league match of the first AG Challenger T-20 2013 held today at SD Senior Secondary School, Sector 24, Chandigarh.

Batting first, the JW Marriott team played well and put up stunning 188 for six in 20 overs. Abhilash Menon played a beautiful knock of 100 scores followed by Adil (61). Max Hospital, however, could not chase the target, and lost the match by 54 runs. It could only pile up 132 for the loss of seven wickets in 20 overs.

Brief scores:

Marriott 188 at 6 wickets. Abhilash Menon 100, Adil 61, Jang Bahadur 3 at 19, Mann 1 at 20. Max Hospital 134 at 7 wickets, Mann 45, Ravinder 36, Amandeep 3 at 12, Abhilash Menon 1 at 20.



Winshuttle India storm into semifinals in cricket
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 10
Winshuttle India Pvt Ltd (WSIPL) powered their way to semifinals by beating the Govt Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32 (GMCH-32), by 107 runs.

Govt Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, won the toss and put Winshuttle to bat, a move which backfired as Winshuttle put on 129 runs for the loss of seven wickets in 20 overs.

Nikhil Ahuja 46, Mandeep Singh 32, Abhishek Nagpal 31, were major contributors to the sides total. Harish Chander, Samuel Sujit and Gurpreet Singh of Govt Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, took two wickets each for 16, 26 and 39 runs, respectively.

Chasing GMCH-32's wickets fell like nine pins. The entire team folded up in 7.4 overs for 22 runs only.

Harish Chander 15, was the only to reach double figure and resist from one end. Amit Sardana 3 for 9, Anupam Yadav and Jasvir Singh two wickets each for 4 and 8 runs, respectively, were wreckers in chief for Winshuttle.

Next semifinal will be played on June 16 at 6:30 am at Divya Public School, Sector 44, between Livewire Coaching Centre and Jr Livewire.

Brief Score:

Winshuttle India Pvt Ltd: 129 for 7 in 20 overs. Nikhil Ahuja 46, Mandeep Singh 32, Abhishek Nagpal 31 not out, Harish Chander, Samuel Sujit, Gurpreet Singh two wickets each for 17, 26, 39 runs, respectively.

Govt Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32: 22 all out in 7.4 overs. Harish Chander 15. Amit Sardana 3 for 9, Anupam Yadav and Jasvir Singh 2 wicket each 4 and 8 runs, respectively.



Tennis ball body announces 15-member team for nationals
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 10
Chandigarh Tennis Ball Association today announced its 15-member local team for the 18th National Tennis Ball Cricket Championship 2013 to be held at Padruana, Kushinagar, UP, from 13th June to 16th June 2013.

Deepanshu will head the team as captain. Other members of the team include Jagseer Singh, Gaurav Sharma, Lalit Singh, Hemant Singh, Akash Kumar, Sagar Kumar, Ashutosh, Mohit Kumar, Abhinandan, Madhav, Navsimran Singh, Aniket, Kamesh, Karun Thakur,Gurpreet Singh. Nishant Thakur and Pradeep Gumber will be the coach and team manager, respectively. The team will leave for Kushinagar tomorrow.



Parmod selected as umpire for World Rowing Masters Regatta
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 10
Parmod Kumar Singla, an international umpire in rowing, has been selected to be member of jury for 2013 World Rowing Masters Regatta being held from September 5 to 8, 2013.

Singla is the only international umpire from the City Beautiful whose name was nominated by the Rowing Federation of India and approved by the Fédération Internationale des Sociétés d’ Aviron (FISA) for the international event.

He was awarded the International License for Umpiring for Rowing by FISA at Jomtien, Pattaya, Thailand a few years ago. Parmod happens to be the first and only qualified International Umpire from Chandigarh and neighboring states like Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Delhi.

Singla is presently holding the positions of joint secretary, Rowing Federation of India and honorary secretary, Chandigarh Rowing Association.



City boys win kho-kho tournament
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 10
Chandigarh’s boys team and Haryana’s girls team won the 9th North-Indian Kho-Kho Championship at the Government College, Sector-42.

Teams from nine states i.e.Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu Kashmir, Delhi, Rajasthan, uttrakhandand Uttar Pradesh participated in the championship.

In the boy’s category, final match was played between Haryana and Chandigarh. Chandigarh boys played well and won the championship. Haryana and Delhi got second and third position, respectively. In girls’ segment, Haryana defeated Himachal Pradesh in the final match.



Golf camp from June 22

Chandigarh, June 10
An eight-day summer golf camp for children will be conducted by the EGTF certified coach, Ajay Gujral, at the Chandigarh Golf Club from June 22 to 30 between 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm. The golf learning experience will be both productive and exciting and members as well as non-members of the Chandigarh Golf Club are welcome to enroll.

This golf coaching camp is designed for children aged from six to sixteen years and will provide an ideal opportunity to all the children of the tricity to get a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of golf and learn all the basics of the game in a systematic and structured manner.

The grip, aim, alignment, stance, posture, chipping, putting etc. will be taught over these eight days. Golf equipment will be provided to participants who do not have their own. Each child will also receive a complimentary golf magazine. To make sure that each child receives personalised attention, a limited number of participants will be enrolled on a first-come-first-served basis. — TNS



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