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Mayoral elections on July 2 

Ambala, June 29
The election for the Mayor, senior Deputy Mayor and deputy Mayor of Ambala Municipal Corporation will be held on July 2.

Commissioner Ambala range has summoned a meeting of the newly elected councillors at the Panchayat Bhawan, Ambala, July 2. Deputy Commissioner Shekhar Vidhyarthi and SDM Mukesh Ahuja will also attend the meeting. — OC



Office-bearers elected 

Fatehgarh Sahib, June 29
Rotary Club, Sirhind, today elected its office-bearers unanimously in a meeting.

Ashok Bansal was elected as president, Prof Harshwinder Singh as secretary, Ashwani Garg as vice-president, Krishan Gupta as treasurer and Sunil Bector as joint secretary. —OC


Man held for fraud
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 29
The Chandigarh Police has arrested a resident of Patiala for collecting money on the pretext of providing relief to victims of Uttarakhand. The accused was furnishing fake collection slips to donors outside a mall in Industrial Area Phase I.

The police stated that the accused, identified as Paramjit Singh, a resident of house number 113, Street Number 4, Sukhram, Patiala, was collecting “relief money” for Uttarakhand flood victims along with two other persons near Elante Mall in Industrial Area.

The police was informed when they approached a Sector 38 resident asking him for money for the Uttarakhand flood victims. “The complainant, who was with his family, asked him for the receipts and on getting suspicious informed the police,” the police stated.

Police sources said that while Paramjit was arrested, two others accompanying him, managed to flee from the spot.

A case under Section 420 (cheating) and 120 (B) (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC has been registered at the Industrial Area police station and investigation has been initiated.

Police officials stated that they would be investigating as to how much money the accused had collected from the people.



Couple booked for fraud 
Tribune News Service

Mohali, June 29
The Mohali Police has booked a couple on the charges of defrauding a Zirakpur resident of over Rs 1 crore on the pretext of selling him a plot on cheaper rates in a newly launched project.

The accused Sumit Goel and his wife Anu Goel, proprietors of Goodwill Property at Sector 70, have been absconding after registration of case under Sections 420, 406 and 120B of IPC at Phase I police station.

The area station house officer inspector Samar Vineet said the couple had cheated the complainant Malwinder Singh, a resident of Zirakpur, of over Rs 1 crore. The couple had assured the complainant that they would fetch him a plot in a multinational company’s housing project on cheaper rates.

“To get the plot in the name of my sister, I firstly gave them Rs 35.5 lakh in 2009. After that I gave them a total of Rs 1 crore in several installments but in return I was not given any plot. When I asked them to return my money; the couple gave me some cheques which bounced back,” alleged Malwinder Singh in his complaint.

Samar Vineet said, “Raids are under way to nab the accused.” 



Man held for raping model
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 29
The Chandigarh Police arrested a Sangrur resident for allegedly raping a 30-year-old model on May 5 on the pretext of giving her the lead role in a Punjabi film last night.

The victim, who is married, was allegedly raped in a car near Sukhna Lake. She was forcefully made to consume liquor.

The police stated that the accused, Gaganpreet, who was absconding, has been arrested.

In her complaint to the police, the victim had stated that she was putting up as a paying guest in Sector 23, as she was not on good terms with her husband. The victim said that she met Gaganpreet on May 5, who took her in his SUV to Sector 15, where both consumed beer. Both Gaganpreet and the victim headed towards the forest area near the Sukhna Lake where the accused allegedly raped her.

The victim had made a complaint to the police following which a case was registered against the accused.



Man duped of Rs 10, 000

Chandigarh, June 29
A Sector 48 resident has been duped of Rs 10,000 after two transactions of Rs 5, 000 each was made online through his SBI account by unknown online fraudsters.

Mahesh Kumar, in his complaint to the police at the Industrial Area police station stated that Rs 5,000 was transferred from his account on June 28 and another transaction of the same amount was made today. “I didn’t receive any message regarding the transaction on my mobile, I came to know about the fraud when I checked my account balance today,” Kumar stated.

The complainant informed the bank officials and got his account blocked. — TNS



We are making efforts to promote soccer: Baichung
Deepankar Sharda
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 29
Baichung Bhutia, a well-known name in the world of Indian soccer and the first best striker that India has produced, wants to live up to the dream every moment of his life. Thirty six-year-old soccer player was in Chandigarh to promote soccer through his initiative of the BBFS (Baichung Bhutia Football School).

The academy that is being run at a local school in the city and has witnessed number of junior soccer players attending practice sessions and playing a month-long league tournament.

“Unlike the international brands that usually come for a few days, I wanted to stay and work for promoting the Indian soccer. One week or a month is not enough to train children. It is a long process and I hope the BBFS is on a right track to promote the level of game at various centres. Being a player myself, I am well aware of the hurdles that a player has to face. We are making efforts to promote the game,” Bhutia. On his second visit to the City Beautiful, he did not forget to mention his sentiments for his former soccer club, JCT. Due to regular poor performance, the club was shut down a few years. “Being in Chandigarh is a great honour. But, I feel bad when it comes to condition of soccer in the region. The setback of the JCT club is a severe blow,” said Bhutia.



Priya, Nidhi bag carrom titles

Chandigarh, June 29
Priya Sharma and Nidhi Gupta of Chandigarh won the women’s title and Girls’ (junior) title, respectively, in the recently concluded 13th North Zone Carrom Tournament in Srinagar (J&K) from June 14 to 16. Both teams of men and women team also stood victorious in the category.

Priya Sharma defeated her team mate Farheen in the Women’s Singles final at 21/15, 11/25 and 21/4. Priya outclassed another teammate Tuba in the Semi-finals by 25/14, 14/18 and 23/18. In the Quarterfinal rounds Priya defeated her rivals from Uttrakhand. Nidhi Gupta clinched the Junior Girls title by defeating Gurkiran in the final in a one sided contest 21/4 and 18/7 while in the semi-final she deafened Ikra from by 24/0 and 15/0.In the team Championship event the local team won team’s Championship by defeating J&K, Haryana, Uttranchal and Punjab. — TNS



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