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World Bank team inspects sensors at engg college
Our Correspondent

Fatehgarh Sahib, June 23
A team of World Bank project on earthquakes, comprising of Dr Tetsu Masuda, Dr Takamori Ito and Dr Hima Chandan from University of Tokyo and B Narender and S Raju from the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Hyderabad, examined the sensors established at Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College (BBSBEC), Fatehgarh Sahib, today and expressed satisfaction over its working.

Prof R S Uppal, Head of the Department of Computer Science Engineering, said: "Most of the sensors are surface mounted and do not cause any structural or ethical damage."

Dr Lakhwinder Singh, principal of the college, said: "On one hand it will enhance the knowledge of the students in instrumentation while on the other hand it will provide facility for networking of the sensors installed in the building."



4 illegal structures razed in Pinjore
Our Correspondent

Kalka, June 23
Team of Town and Country Planning Department today razed some illegal structures under construction in Doon and Raitan area of Pinjore Block.

The team headed by DTPO Jai Parkash and Naib Tehsildar Bharti conducted the drive under the violation of Periphery Act. They demolished six illegal structures in Ganeshpur Bhorian on Pinjore- Mallah link road of Raitan area and eight structures in Khokra village of Doon area on NH-21A Pinjore -Nalagarh Highway. During the drive, hundreds of villagers headed by Advocate Bhag Singh Damdama, District INLD Presidet, protested against the demolition drive and raised anti-government slogans.



Seminar on development of mentally, physically challenged organised
Our Correspondent

Fatehgarh Sahib, June 23
Confederation for Challenged, a social welfare organisation for the challenged section of society, organised a national-level seminar on the development of mentally and physically challenged persons by educating and training them.

Poonam Natrajan, Chairperson of the National Trust, inaugurated the seminar. Pinki Rani, technical member of the trust, presided over function.

Poonam Natrajan, while addressing the seminar, said as per the rights given to the challenged section of society by the government, they must be imparted education and other various training programs so that they may live their life with ease.

On the occasion, Pinki Rani said these persons should be given free legal aid in the courts. These people should form self help groups to increase their sources of income.



'Akhar' software most popular font converter: Survey

Patiala, June 23
“Akhar” software developed by Punjabi University, Patiala, is the most popular font converter, followed by the online Unicode font converter. While Anmol lipi has been rated as the most popular Punjabi font in use, the print media in India prefers Satluj font in daily use.

This has been revealed in a recent survey conducted by CP Kamboj and Dr Gurpreet Singh Leha, in which 212 Punjabi computer users from eight countries were analysed. Even though many types of Punjabi software such as spellchecker, font converter, transliteration and translation, optical character recognition system have been developed, a majority of the users are ignorant about them.According to the survey, the Roman keyboard is the most common Punjabi keyboard layout in use, followed by phonetic and Remington layouts. Roman to Gurmukhi transliteration system, developed by Google, followed by Shahmukhi-Gurmukhi and Roman to Punjabi transliteration systems, developed by Punjabi University, have been rated as the most popular transliteration systems. Just above 22 per cent of the users take the help of the online Punjabi teaching websites for learning Punjabi, even as Punjabi teaching website www.learnpunjabi.org developed by Punjabi University was the most popular Punjabi learning website.Another fact highlighted by the survey was that 49.3 per cent of the users faced problems in Punjabi typing, while 61 per cent of the users were ignorant about Unicode. The major Punjabi software in demand included Punjabi spelling and grammar checker, Punjabi search engine and Punjabi font converter.—TNS



tax evasion
Firm owner booked
Tribune News Service

Mohali, June 23
The local police has booked a Ludhiana-based private firm, Krishna Ispat Udyog, on the charge of cheating and criminal conspiracy.

The police said owners of the firm had made fake entries of their trucks at various tax barriers showing that the vehicles were taking out the iron scrap to different states.

"Material worth Rs 23.46 crore had been sold in Punjab but to evade the tax, the firm had shown fake entries that it had supplied the material to other states by making fake entries at different barriers," said Kulbir Singh, Station House Officer, Balongi Police Station.

The firm managed to make entries of 387 trucks at these barriers, showing that these vehicles had crossed the barriers to go out of the state in a span of six months from January to June.

He said the police was also investigating how the firm managed to make fake entries at these barriers.

Balongi ETO Sukhdeep Singh is complainant in the case. The complainant said that the accused firm had sold the material in Punjab, which made it liable to pay 4.95 per cent tax. "They showed that they had supplied the material out of the state on which the tax rate is just two per cent. The firm owners were trying to save 2.95 per cent tax by making false entries to show that the material had been sent out of the state," alleged Sukhdeep Singh.

A case under Sections 420, 465, 467, 468, 471 and 120 B of the IPC has been registered at the Balongi Police Station.



Elderly woman commits suicide in Mohali
Tribune News Service

Mohali, June 23
A 65-year-old woman today committed suicide by hanging herself with a 'dupatta' at her residence in Sector 70.

Navin Pal Singh, Station House Officer, Mataur Police Station, said the deceased, identified as Baljinder Kaur, has been living alone at the residence.

The SHO said, "The deceased had two sons and two daughters. All are living separately at Chandigarh and she used to visit the houses of her children often."

No suicide note has been found from the spot.

The police has handed over the body to the family members after conducting the postmortem.



Two held for assaulting woman
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 23
The police today arrested two youths in a case of assault on a woman at the Housing Board light point.

The police booked the duo, Rinku, a resident of Mani Majra, and Pramod, a resident of Ram Darbar, under Sections 323 and 341 of the IPC.

The woman complained to the police that she was seated in an auto-rickshaw with her child, when she noticed that two persons were chasing the vehicle on a motorcycle. She asked the auto-rickshaw driver to stop and vehicle, following which she confronted the youths. One of them allegedly pulled her hair and fled.

Attack on 10-yr-old girl

A 10-year-old girl was allegedly assaulted near a jungle in Pulsora village by an unidentified youth today. The accused fled after the girl raised a hue and cry, following which a crowd gathered at the spot and called the police.

The girl, a labourer’s daughter, said the accused stopped her and was forcefully trying to take her with him. The police has registered a case of wrongful confinement and criminal intimidation under Sections 341, 323 and 506 of the IPC against the unidentified accused at the Sector 39 police station.



CISF recruitment exam
Girl held for cheating
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 23
The UT police today arrested a girl candidate for cheating during the recruitment examination of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).

The police arrested Suman, who was caught by invigilators while using a mobile phone during the exam.

She is a resident of Fatehabad in Haryana. A case under Section 420 of the IPC has been registered at the Sector 39 police station on the complaint of superintendent of examination at Government School, Sector 40.



Miscreants snatch purse from woman near GMCH

Chandigarh, June 23
A Lucknow-based woman, who was visiting her parents in Sector 31, became a victim of snatching at Sector 32 last night.

Motorcycle-borne youths allegedly snatched her purse, containing a mobile phone, Rs 1,500 and other documents, while she was seated in an auto-rickshaw.

Yashmin reported to the police that she was returning from Sector 22 in an auto-rickshaw and was about to alight near Government Medical College and Hospital in Sector 32 when a youth snatched her purse and fled on a bike. A case of snatching was registered at the Sector 34 police station.

Man held with poppy husk

Mohali: The police arrested a person on the recovery of one kg of poppy husk from his possession. The accused Malkit Singh, a resident of Mohali village, was nabbed at a police checkpoint at Chawla Nursing Chowk in Phase VII, said the police. After registering a case under the NDPS Act, the accused was produced before court, which sent him on a one day remand under police custody. — TNS



Fans enjoy soccer match at disco
Deepankar Sharda
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 23
It was more than a match a reason of the argument between soccer fans of Italy and Brazil. Yesterday, the discos of the City Beautiful that usually remains high on loud music witnessed ample number of soccer lover enjoying the match between the two rivalries Italy and Brazil, which the latter won by 4-2, during the ongoing 2013 Confederation Cup.

Both the teams have already secured their place in the semifinals of the tournament after routing Mexico and Japan in their previous encounters. But for the fans, it was not less than the finals of the 1994 FIFA World Cup final. The match that was played under absence of Italian stars, Andrea Pirlo and Daniele De Rossi, was well excitably won by the young Brazilian side.

“Due to a club night, we were expecting a good response. But the match between Italy and Brazil attracted an overwhelming response of not only the party poopers but also for the game lovers. The match was displayed on all the LCDs including the four-way ceiling screen.

Soccer has always remained among the best of the entertainers in sports that and it has been proved once again,” said GS Kapoor, manager of the Score Club, Sector 8.

“After learning about the match being displayed at clubs, we decided to drop-in forming group to support Italy. Although, the team lost the match, they justified their status. I am happy that it was a just a league game. Nevertheless we have better chance to bounce back in the tournament. Hopefully, the team will bring some good news against Spain in next encounter,” said Sakshi Sharma, who hails from Sonepat.

Another fan added, “The match ended on an exciting node. Till the last minute, both the teams fought hard and maintained their discipline. Both the teams were equally good and proved their mettle. I hope that experienced players like Pirlo, will make a comeback and will act as the backbone of the side,” said Sunny, a soccer player.

On other end, the young Brazilian side playing at the Confederation Cup is also impressing under their coach, Luiz Felipe Scolari.

“To beat Gianluigi Buffon, the Italian custodian, is not a child’s play. But look at the amazing free-kick dropped on the left-corner by young Brazilian striker, Neymar. It was just amazing. He took more than 40 seconds before dropping the ball right in the nets,” said Gaurav, a soccer lover.

“The Brazilian players are a must watch power pack. They are physically and mentality ready to face any team in the upcoming FIFA World Cup. They are doing good-team’s combination is excellent and they are working on improving their defence,” said Neha.



Golf tournament concludes
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 23
First Chandigarh Golf Association Junior Circuit Tournament concluded at the greens of Panchkula golf course, Panchkula Golf Club.

In the category E event, Manjot Singh and Jujhar Singh marched ahead with 209 points while in category D students of Carmel Convent School-Anyaa Bindra and Mayra Jawanda won the title with 356 points.


Category E: Winner-SGGS, Sector 26-Manjot Singh and Jujhar Singh-209 points; Category D: Winner-Carmel Convent, Sector 9-Anyaa Bindra and Mayra Jawanda and 356; Category-C: Winner-Vivek High School, Sector 38-Chinmaya Mahajan and Aadil Bedi 326 points. Runners-up-Ryan International, Sector 49-Harman Bajwa and Inderpreet Singh 367 points. Second runners-up-Strawberry Field School, Sector 26-Mivaan Singh and P Kelson 425 points; Category B-Winner-St John’s School, Sector 26-Karandeep Kochhar and Jairaj Sandhu 319 points. Runners-up-Bhawan Vidyalya, Sector 27-Kartik D Singh and Vignesh Thakur 327 points. Runners-up- Chandigarh, Sector 40-Karanveer Singha and Mansukh Sandhu-365 points; Category-A-Winner-Police DAV Public School, Jalandhar-Khushmanraj and Abhey Pratap Singh-341 points. Runners-up-Government High School, Sector 7-Anil Kumar and Vivek Gupta 347 points.



Chandigarh team defeat SCA in cricket
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 23
Cricket team of the Chandigarh Cricket Association (CCA) defeated Sarhitkari Cricket Academy (SCA) during the match of Guru Nanak Public School Cricket Cup for Boys (U-12) trophy, being played here today.

Batting first, the losing side posted 116 runs in 32 overs. Prabhjeet scored 47 runs, including 5 boundaries while Bobby added 20 runs in the team’s total. Sukh (16 runs) was the other noticeable scorer for the team. Batsmen Bobby and Prabhjeet gathered 81 runs for the third wicket.

For the bowling side, Mannu and Jashan claimed three wickets each. In reply, the wining side with the help of Satyam (44 runs) and Saksham (29 runs) ensured the team’s win during the cricket tournament. Sarhitkari Cricket Academy-116 all out in 32 overs (Prabhjeet 47, Bobby 20 Sukh 16, Mannu 3 for 18,Jashan 3 for 5).

CCA-117 for 7 in 32 overs (Satyam 44, Saksham 29, Mandeep 2 for 12).

In the second match, the team of DAV, Sector 8, beat Mohali Cricket Association by 119 runs. The winning side with elected to bat first scored 165 runs in the allotted slot of 35 overs. Hritik scripted the team’s win with contributing 51 runs. He was equally supported by Yuvi who scored 27 runs. In reply, the team of the MCA bundled out on a mere total of 45 runs.



Minerva Soccer Academy lift football cup
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 23
Minerva Soccer Academy defeated Chandigarh Soccer Club by a solitary goal to lift the title second AR Rajinder Nath Dhawan Memorial Football Tournament, held at the Football Stadium, Sector 17, here this evening.

Striker Harminder Singh scored the wining goal for the side. Ranjit Bajaj also of the Minerva academy was awarded with golden gloves for conceding no go lane the entire tourney while half back Pawandeep Singh was awarded with best half back award during the AR Rajinder Nath Dhawan Memorial Football Tournament.

Earlier in the day, the Minerva academy had beaten Africa United by 2-0 and Chandigarh soccer club defeated Tripari XI by 2-0 to enter the final of the AR Rajinder Nath Dhawan Memorial Football Tournament.

The match between the Minerva Soccer Academy and Africa United took an ugly turn when both team members ended in scuffle towards the commencement of the match.



Mritunjay beats Vikrant
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 23
Mritunjay Badola defeated Vikrant Dahiya in a final round match of boys (U-18) category during the ongoing CLTA-AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament played at the CLTA Courts, here today.

Vikrant went down against Mritunjay at 8-6. In the girls’ (U-14) final round matches, Mansi Singh beat Anusbhuti Singh by 8-6 while Aashna Sharma beat Reetinder Kaur at 8-4. Bani Singh routed Akshita Singh by 8-0.

Results: Girls (U-14) final round-Mansi Singh beat Anusbhuti Singh 8-6, Aashna Sharma beat Reetinder Kaur 8-4, Bani Singh beat Akshita Singh 8-0, Tanisha Bansal beat Bindu Kulhria 8-6, Mehak Khurmi beat Yamini Issar 8-0, Priyanka Khanna beat Amreet Sidhu 8-3, Priyanka Jakhar beat Rahat Mangat 8-4, Simran Pritam beat Luvya Lamba 8-5. Girls (U-18) final round-Bhavya Wadhawan beat Seerat Pannu 8-2, Ishita Parikh beat Aastha Malhotra 8-6, Seerat Sidhu beat Gurneek Bhandal 8-1, Neeru beat Kavya Gupta 8-5, Neelanchal Gupta beat Sabrina Gill 8-6, Preetnain Grewal beat Nimrat Kang 8-3, Jannat Khurana beat Khushbeen Kaur 8-1, Prakriti Bainwani beat Jyoti Panchal 8-4. Boys (U-14) final round-Navneet Singh beat Bhavdeep Singh 8-1, Aditya Vashisht beat Chiraz Singh 8-0, Udayveer Singh beat Aarya Vardhan 8-4, Laksh Vohra beat Kanav Khurana 8-6, Neeraj Yashpaul beat Sarang Garg 8-0, Dhruv Sharma beat Harshdeep Mehla 8-7 (1), Ishan Sethi beat Jotshikhar 8-1, Shivam Vij beat Dalbir Singh 8-5. Boys (U-18) final round-Dheer Anuj Bhatti beat Jagdeep Bajwa 8-2, Shrey Gupta beat Rahul Kumar 8-2, Paramveer Singh Bajwa beat Digvijay Pratap 8-3, Mritunjay Badola beat Vikrant Dahiya 8-6, Vikas Berwal beat Jagmeet Singh 8-7 (0), Nihit Rawal beat Ravneet Singh 8-2, Faisal Qamar beat Surya P Singh 8-2, Barun Gill beat Parmeet Deol 8-1.



Cricket trials today

Panchkula, June 23
The Panchkula District Cricket Association affiliated to the Haryana Cricket Association will conduct trials to select the district cricket team of boys (U-16) on June 24 (3 pm) at Doon Public School, Sector 21.

Sandeep Moudgil, honorary secretary of the association, said that players born on or after September 1, 1999 will be eligible to participate in selection process.

The selected players will under go a preparatory camp of five days before finalisation of the team and participating in the Haryana State Inter-District Cricket Championship to be started from June 28.

In the opening match, Panchkula will face Ambala at JR Institute of Cricket Technology. — TNS



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