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Man killed, wife hurt in accident
Tribune News Service

Fatehgarh Sahib, June 28
One person was killed and a woman was injured when the Bolero they were travelling in collided head-on with a private bus near Adampur village on the Sirhind-Patiala road this afternoon.

The deceased was identified as Hardeep Singh, a resident of Professor Colony, Sirhind.

His wife, Manpreet Kaur, was injured in the accident. She is undergoing treatment at the Civil Hospital where her condition is stated to be stable.

The incident took place when Hardeep and Manpreet were returning home from Patiala in their Balero (PB-11ZAT-3000). An eyewitness said their vehicle collided head-on with a rashly driven bus of a private company near Adampur village. Hardeep died on the spot.

The police said a case of negligent driving had been registered against the driver of the bus driver, who fled from the spot. The police has impounded the bus.

President of the Sirhind Municipal Council Gurvinder Singh Bhatti and other councillors mourned Hardeep Singh’s death. Hardeep was a civil contractor.



Rajindra hospital sets up medicine counters
Gagan K Teja
Tribune News Service

Patiala, June 28
Much awaited respite by the patients of the Government Rajindra Hospital, Patiala, came in the form the visit of principal secretary of Medical Education and Research Department of Punjab, Vini Mahajan, to the hospital two days ago.

After the principal secretary minutely scrutinised the functioning of the hospital, she was not satisfied with the functioning of the emergency, which is considered to be the face of the institute. Moreover, many of the patients complained about the non-availability of free medicines in the hospital despite the fact that the hospital authorities had recently purchased medicines for about Rs 50 lakh.

Following her directions, the hospital authorities have set up medicine counters in the main OPD hall where OPD slips are made, side room of emergency ward No. 1 which will cater to patients admitted in various wards and in emergency which will be functional from Monday onwards to ensure that all medicines would be available for free from Monday onwards, they have also prepared a disaster management kit to handle multiple emergency cases at a time. Moreover, a disaster management team has been formed and their contact numbers would be displayed outside the emergency so that they could be contacted anytime.

Speaking to The Tribune in this regard, principal of Government Medical College and Rajindra Hospital, Dr KD Singh, informed that Deputy Medical Superintendent of the hospital, Dr Harshinder Kaur, has been given the charge of the emergency services and medical store in order to strengthen emergency services.

A meeting of the Hospital Welfare Committee formed by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, which included senior hospital authorities and members of the Patiala Health Foundation which has been providing free medicines since past few years was held at the Government Medical College, Patiala, today and they have decided to not only streamline the process of medicine distribution but also to ensure that emergency cases are handled at priority.

Giving details of the new set up, Dr Harshinder Kaur informed that they have already put display boards in Punjabi outside all OPDs and main entrances that all medicines are available in the hospital for free and in case anyone is asked to purchase the medicines from private drug stores, they can contact her on her mobile number which is written on the notices.

Moreover, the authorities have ordered partition curtains for providing privacy emergency to patients in emergency and 10 new trolleys and 10 wheel chairs will be added n emergency tomorrow to transport the patients.

Following various stories appearing in newspapers, former Deputy Speaker of Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Bir Devinder Singh, inspected the hospital after reading media reports and found that many of the doctors had left their duties around 1 pm. Garbage was loitered around near the various OPDs and attendants could be seen struggling with the trolleys to shift their patients from one ward to the other. Moreover, empty shells of fire extinguishers were hanging at various places in the hospitals and computers worth lakhs were dumped in the room where the OPD slips were made.



29 polling booths hypersensitive, 133 sensitive in Fatehgarh Sahib
Our Correspondent

Fatehgarh Sahib, June 28
Of 431 panchayats in the district, elections will be held for 377 panchayats, as 54 have been elected unanimously.

There are 923 candidates in fray for the post of sarpanch. With 863 panches being elected unanimously, 3172 candidates will contest for the post of panch, said Arun Sekhri, Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Electoral Officer.

He said in Sirhind block 13 panchayats, in Amloh 12, in Khera block 13, in Khamano four and in Bassi Pathana 12 panchayats had been elected unanimously.

Sekhri said 475 booths would be set up for the polls, of which 29 had been declared hypersensitive and 133 sensitive. He said special security arrangement would be made in these wards. Around 3,000 employees will be deployed for election duty.

SAD leader Prof Prem Singh Chandumajra said 40 per cent panches and sarpanches had been elected unanimously in Sirhind constituency. He said it was for the first time that unanimity has been reached in villages which witnessed fierce factionalism.



Worker dies, hotel owner booked
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 28
A resident of Uttar Pradesh working at a hotel in Burail as a cook died after falling from the fourth floor, while making arrangements for a party at Burail on June 27. The police has booked the owner of the hotel in a case of causing death due to negligence.

Pramod Kumar stated that his elder brother Suresh Kumar was working with Bhaskar Palace, Plot No 1568, Burail Village, as a cook. Suresh was working for there for the last six months.

On June 27, the birthday party of the owner’s grand son was being celebrated at the roof top of the hotel. Suresh Kumar was making the arrangements for the party. While making the arrangements, Suresh Kumar fell from the roof top and died. The police said the owner as well as the manager of the hotel had not made proper arrangements for the safety of their workers. As a result Suresh fell from the fourth floor and died. The police has arrested owner Dharam Pal and manager Kapil under Section 304 A of the IPC.



Prinkle, Gurjot, Allen, Rajbir emerge tennis champions
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 28
Top seed and girls’ (U-12) National Champion Prinkle Singh of the CLTA won the girls U-14 singles title of the CLTA-AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament by defeating qualifier Bani Singh at the CLTA Academy, Sector 10, here today.

Prinkle played solid baseline game by using her attacking ground strokes and won the first set at 6-4. In the second set, Prinkle was serving 40-0 in the tenth game. But Bani broke her back to level the set at 5-4. Both the players held their serve to make it 6-6. In the tie-breaker, Prinkle took a lead of 5-0 and then lost only 3 points to win the set and match at 7-3 tie-breaker.

Top seed Rajbir Kaur dominated U-18 singles by her consistent game defeating fourth seed Aarushi Kakkar conceding only one game in the final.

In U-18 boys singles, third seed Allen Johnson won a marathon match against Ranjeet Singh of CHART. Both the players played high class tennis. Allen won the first set 6-3. But Ranjeet came back strongly to take the next set at 6-0. In the final set, Allen broke Ranjeet in the fourth game. Allen maintained to hold his serve and won the final set by 6-3. Boys U-14 singles was interrupted due to rain when both the players were at one set each. But in the final set, Gurjot defeated top seed Sagar Bains and won the U-14 Singles title. Dr Jasjit Singh, honorary secretary of the CLTA distributed the prizes.

Results: Main Draw Final Boys (U-14)-Gurjot Singh bt Sagar Bains 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5); Main Draw Final Boys (U-18)-Allen Johnson bt Ranjeet Singh 6-3, 0-6, 6-3; Main Draw Final Girls (U-14); Prinkle Singh bt Bani Singh 6-4, 7-6 (3); Main Draw Final Girls (U-18)-Rajbir Kaur bt Aarushi Kakkar 6-1, 6-0; Main Draw Final Boys (U-18) Doubles-Kundal Allen and Hardeep Sandhu bt Sumit Pal Singh and Qamar Faisal 1-4, 4-1, 7-4; Main Draw Final Boys (U-14) Doubles-Sagar Bains and Rishabh Sharda bt Sabrang Sandal and Calvin Golmei 5-3, 4-2; Main Draw Final Girls (U-18) Doubles-Rajbir Kaur and Pooja Mourya bt Nikita Bishnoi and Bhavya Wadhawan 4-1, 4-3.



Six-wicket win for St Attri Academy
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 28
St Attri Cricket Academy, Punjab, defeated Uttar Pradesh Cricket Academy by 6 wickets in the ongoing second North Zone Cricket Tournament 2013, organised by the Vivek High Asian Cricket Academy at Vivek High School, Sector 38, here today.

Uttar Pradesh Cricket Academy won the toss and elected to bat first. However, the team did not play well and bundled out at paltry 68 runs for all out in 20 over. St Attri Cricket Academy’s Malkit Singh shined by taking 5 wickets for just 7 runs followed by Kashif and Sahi who took 2 wickets each for 12 and 14 runs, respectively. St Attri Cricket Academy, Punjab, comfortably won the match in 9.2 overs with the loss of 4 wickets. Ashweer scored the highest 27 runs

Malkit Singh of St Attri Cricket Academy was declared man of the match for his stunning bowling performance.

Brief score: Uttar Pradesh Cricket Academy: 68 runs for all out in 20 overs. Montu-30 runs, Krishna Bali: 18 runs.

Malkit Singh took 5 wickets for 7 runs, Kashif took 2 wickets for 12 runs, Sahil took 2 wickets for 14 runs.

St Attri Cricket Academy, Punjab: 69 runs for 4 wickets in 9.2 overs. Ashweer 27 runs, Suraj 12 runs, Nadar 18 runs not out.

Krishna Bali took 2 wickets for 22 runs and Vishal took 2 wickets for 21 runs.



City team win by 72 runs

Chandigarh, June 28
The Chandigarh team defeated Yamuna Nagar by 72 runs in the ongoing Inter District Cricket Tournament U-16 at GMSSS-19. The tournament is being organised by the Haryana Cricket Association. Due to rain today, the 40 over match was reduced to 22 overs.

Playing first, the Chandigarh team piled up 143 runs with a loss of five wickets in 22 overs. Chasing the target, Yamuna Nagar team bundled out at 71, thereby losing the match. The next match in the tournament will be held on Sunday.

Brief Scores: Chandigarh-143 for 5 in 22 overs. Savya 71 (4X8, 6X1, 71 balls), Harshit 30 (4X2, 30 balls), Udey 15 not out (4X2, 6X1, 05 balls) Naman 3 for 30, Sahil 2 for 25.

Yamuna Nagar-71 for all out in 21.2 overs-Aditya 13 (42 balls), Sahil 11 (4X1, 6X1, 08 balls), Parvesh Sharma 4 for 20, Aakash 4 for 13. — TNS



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