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Fraudsters sent to police custody
Tribune News Service

Ropar, July 12
Four fraudsters, including a woman, duped at least eight persons of nearly Rs 75 lakh before fleeing the town to lead a comfortable life after purchasing a plot, an i20 car and jewellery. However, their luck ran out when a team of Ropar police arrested all the four from Ujjain and produced them before a local court, which sent them to police custody till July 20.

The accused include siblings Vinay Bose, Sunil, and Anjali and the latter’s husband, Muneesh. They had opened an IELTS centre at Giani Zail Singh Nagar a few months ago. They fled on May 9 when Pushpa Devi, a local resident, lodged a complaint against them accusing them of duped her of Rs 4.8 lakh on the pretext of sending her son abroad.

Following this seven other victims approached the police stating that they had paid money to the accused.



Bus stand at Dera Bassi a perfect picture of neglect 
Residents rue unhygienic conditions, lack of seating arrangement
Parmod Mehta

Dera Bassi, July 12
Residents of the town are a harried lot as the authorities concerned have failed to provide basic facilities at the bus stand.
Stench emanating from toilets welcome passengers to the bus stand. Seepage in the building is a common problem during rains. Passengers fear taking shelter in the building as the ceiling can collapse anytime.

Residents said they had taken up the problems with the authorities a number of times, but to no avail.

The bus stand has become an illegal taxi stand. Not only this, private buses too remain parked here, causing inconvenience to the passengers.

In the absence of space, long route and local buses are parked on the highway, resulting in traffic chaos. This can also lead to a fatal mishap, said a resident.

Water accumulated on the bus stand can result in the outbreak of water-borne diseases.

Residents said despite bringing the mushrooming of illegal structures at the bus stand to the notice of the officials, nothing had been done at their end.

There is no provision for drinking water. The bus stand also lacks seating arrangement due to which passengers, especially the elderly, have to suffer.

Executive officer Rajesh Sharma said that proposal to construct a new bus stand was for constructing a new bus stand had been sent to the authorities. It would be executed soon, he added. 



GNPS-36, Satluj notch impressive victories
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 12
Guru Nanak Public School (GNPS), Sector 36, Chandigarh, and Satluj School, Panchkula, made their way into the final of the fifth Ashok Kumar Vij Memorial (U-13) cricket tournament.

In the first semifinal held between Guru Nanak Public School and Coaching Centre, Sector 32, at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, GNPS won the toss and chose to bat first. The team piled up 162 runs for the loss of eight wickets in 30 overs.

While chasing the target, CC-32 got all out on 131 runs, thereby losing the match by 32 runs.

In the second semifinal between Satluj School, Panchkula, and Saupin’s school, the former won the toss and elected to bat first. They put up 130 runs before getting all out in 29 overs. In reply, Saupin’s team got out on 73 runs. The final match will be held at GNPS, Sector 36, from 11 am onwards tomorrow.

Brief scores

First semifinal

GNPS-36 - 162 runs for 8 in 30 overs (Siddharth 36, Harinder 30, Prashant 29, Aakash four for 11 runs and Shivam two for 41 runs).

CC-32 - 131 runs all out in 29.4 overs (Harsh 59, Sshan 27, Yugam 18, Amit two for 19 runs, Bheem two for 20 runs, Avneet two for 24 runs).

Second semifinals

Satluj, Panchkula – 130 runs all out in 29 overs (Monark 38, Arjun 29, Nehal 28, Gourav two for 8 runs, Prithvi one for 23 runs). Saupin’s - 73 runs all out in 23 overs (Prabhjit 25, Prithvi 19, Mandeep two for 1 run). 



Carrom tournament from July 27
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 12
The sixteenth edition of St Stephen’s Carrom Ranking Tournament will begin from July 27 at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, Chandigarh. The three-day meet will be organised under the aegis of Chandigarh Carrom Association.

A total of six events will be organised including men’s and women’s singles and boys’ and girls’ singles (junior and sub-junior). A player must be under the age of 18 years and 14 years as on December 31, 2013, for participating in the junior and sub-junior categories respectively.

During the competition, top eight players will be awarded with ranking points which will be counted while selecting a team. The selected team will further represent the city in the national championships.

The interested participants can submit their entries with Diwan Singh Aithani, House No. 564-A, Sector 32-A, by July 22.



Digvijay,Seerat clinch titles 
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 12
Digvijay Partap and Seerat Pannu clinched the boys’ and girls’ U-16 title, respectively, at the AITA TS Paragon Total Tennis Championship held at Paragon School, Sector 71, Mohali.

Seerat Pannu routed her rival, Seerat Sidhu, 7-5, 6-1, with phenomenal serves.

In the boys’ under-16 category, Digvijay Partap ousted Parav Dev in a one-sided affair which lasted over an hour. Digvijay went on to win the championship in straight sets, 6-1, 6-3.

Chairman of Paragon School Mr Kulwant Shergill assured that more national level tournaments will be held annually along with two local tournaments.



Tennis tournament from today

Chandigarh, July 12
City-based Total Tennis Academy will be organising a tournament at Mount Carmel School, Sector 47. The matches will be played in the under-10, under-12 and under-14 categories and are open to both boys and girls.

The interested participants are advised to confirm their entries with the organisers by 12.00 pm tomorrow at the venue. The tournament will be on till Monday. — TNS



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