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Accidents on the rise in Dera Bassi
Our Correspondent

Dera Bassi, July 16
The delay in the construction of an overbridge on the national highway at Dera Bassi has resulted in a number of accidents. Despite, area residents taking up the matter with the authorities a number of times, nothing has been done so far.

The project director of the National Highway Authority, Anil Kumar Dahiya, said they were planning to construct the overbridge. He said land assessment was being done near the national highway.

He said, “The National Highway Authority, GMR company and some private consultants are being engaged for the work.”

GMR Company which has constructed the four-lane national highway a few years ago did not construct the overbridge at that time because the project was not mentioned in the agreement, said Dahiya. The issue of cost sharing by the Centre and the State Government has also led to the delay in the project, he added. Renowned social worker, Amarnath, wrote letters to the Prime Minister regarding the issue several times and on the basis of these letters the process got started.

The residents of the area said the overbridges were constructed at Lalru, Dappar and Zirakpur but the issue of the construction of the overbridge in Dera Bassi was pending.



Frame charges under Section 11 of PC Act against Yadav: CBI
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 16
Emphasising that charges under Section 11 of the Prevention of Corruption Act ought to be framed against Justice Nirmal Yadav (retired) in the judge bribery case, CBI special prosecutor Anupam Gupta told the CBI court today that a public servant had taken a valuable consideration (referring to Rs 15 lakh) from a person connected to her official work and thus charges of the PC Act were liable to be framed against her.

Strongly disputing that Delhi-based Hotelier Ravinder Singh was not an integral part of her official work, senior advocate Anupam Gupta asserted that Ravinder Singh had assiduously cultivated and nurtured this relationship over several years.

In addition, the advocate also told the court during the course of arguments that accused Sanjeev Bansal was practicing in the High Court as a lawyer and definitely by all accounts he was part of Justice Yadav’s official and judicial world.

Earlier during the day, arguments were also heard on whether the court could take cognizance on the plea that accused Sanjeev Bansal, Rajiv Gupta and Nirmal Singh be booked under relevant sections of the IPC for creating a false alibi.

The case has been adjourned for arguments tomorrow.



Man gets life term for rape, murder 
Tribune News Service

Mohali, July 16
The court today sentenced Saroj Kumar to life imprisonment for raping and murdering a six-year-old girl at the TDI.

A fine of Rs 15,000 has been imposed on him.

A case under Sections 302 and 376 of the IPC was registered against Saroj Kumar on May 26, 2012. Saroj Kumar was arrested in connection with the rape and murder of the six-year-old girl.

After raping the girl, the accused threw her from the third floor of the building.



Mohali resident arrested on kidnapping charge
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 16
The UT police today arrested a Mohali resident on charge of kidnapping a person and in a case of cheating as fake currency notes were recovered from the accused.

Vivekanand, a resident of Nayagaon, was allegedly kidnapped by four persons and taken to Phase X Mohali and kept in confinement there and threatened by them. The accused and the victim were known to each other and a financial dispute is said to be the reason behind the kidnapping.

Vivekanand told the police he was kidnapped from Sector 22 and thrashed by the four persons as there was a dispute between him and them over money transaction. The four then left him the next day.

The police said Vivekanand again got a call on Monday evening. Fateh Singh of Mohali asked him to come to Kissan Bhawan in Sector 35 with Rs 10,000. Fateh Singh threatened him that he would double the amount to Rs 20,000. Vivekanand informed the police and reached the spot where Fateh Singh was waiting for him in a white Swift car.

The police said Fateh Singh was nabbed from the spot and sheets of paper similar to Rs 1000 note were recovered from his possession. The police is investigating if Fateh Singh was into making fake currency notes. After preliminary investigation, the police has also booked Fateh Singh’s associates Parvesh, Jaggi and Jassi. The police are yet to nab the three.



Three cases of theft reported
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 16
Three cases of theft were reported in the city in the past 24 hours. Sushant Kush, a resident of Sector22, reported that his Splendor motorcycle (HR-02U-2060) was stolen from outside his house on July 13.

Subodh Chamoli of Sector 23 reported that his parked motorcycle (CH-04-9485) was stolen from outside his house on July 15.

Gurpreet Singh of Sector 29 B reported that someone had stolen his Yamaha motorcycle (CH-03V-5321) from Sector 38 market.

Meanwhile Balbir Singh, SDM East, reported that someone had broken the locks of his office on July 14. A case of trespass has been registered under Section 457 of the IPC at the Industrial Area police station. But nothing was stolen from the office claimed the office.



3 held for stealing monitors, CPUs 
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, July 16
The police has arrested three persons for stealing monitors, central processing units (CPUs) and inverter batteries from Government College, Sector 1. The police said the accused were members of an inter-state gang that has committed 12 thefts in Panchkula.

The accused have been identified as Mukesh, Vimal and Sanjeev. One of the accused is at large. The police has also recovered the computers.

Commissioner of Police Rajbir Deswal said with the arrest, they would be able to crack all theft cases.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Ashwin Shenvi said the youths had done a recce of the college before committing the theft.

On July 13, the accused struck at Government College, Sector 1, Panchkula, and decamped with 12 monitors, 12 CPUs, 20 inverter batteries and six taps.

No CCTV cameras were installed in the college.

The security guard did not come to know about the theft. The police has not ruled out the role of an insider.



Kunal, Tejasveer, Akshaj win titles in swimming
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 16
Swimmers Kunal, Tejasveer and Akshaj won top three places in the boys (U-8) 25 m free style event during a swimming competition organised by the UT Sports Department’s for Sub-Junior and Junior (Boys and Girls), All-Weather Swimming Pool (Yoga Centre), Sector 23, here today.


Boys (U-8) Kunal (21.60), Tejasveer (24.42), Akshaj (24.65); Girls (U-8)-25 m free style-Samaira Guleria (23.85), Tista Tewari (25.860), Nandini Singh (26.16); Boys(U-10) 100 m free style-Shandeep S Dhillon (1.30.00), Aryan Saxena (1.34.32), Adit Gupta (1.35.73); Girls (U-10) 100 m free style-Thwisha Gupta (1.37.94), Preena Kaur (1.42.45), Simarleen K Bajwa (1.58.56); Boys(U-12) 100 m free style-Asav Kumar (1.14.36), Gunwaris S Bhathal (1.28.47), Ritik Lall (1.31.28); Girls (U-12) 100 m free style-Jasmeet Kaur (1.16.12), Simrat Kaur (1.28.35), Zahra Kaur Takhar (1.31.91); Boys(U-10) 50 m breast stroke-Shahdeep S Dhillon (0.53.06), Anhat Singh (0.53.96), Dhruv (0.54.68); Girls (U-10) 50 m breast stroke-Shahdeep S Dhillon (0.48.52), Anhat Singh (0.52.61), Dhruv (0.57.47); Boys (U-10) 50 m back stroke-Preena Kaur (0.50.65), Thwisha Gupta (0.51.01), Tishya Kapur (0.51.16); Boys (U-10) 50-m back stroke-Anhat Singh (0.51.61), Aryan Singh Dhaka (0.59.80), Rishi Nayyar (1.00.65). 



Cricket tournament from July 27
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 16
St Joseph's School, Sector 44, will organise its fifth annual Boys (U-12 and U-14 years) Cricket Tournament from July 27 at cricket ground of the school, here. The tournament will be played under league-cum-knock out basis.

The organisers said the first phase of the tournament will be on league basis from where top two teams, from each pool, will enter in the knockout stage.

All the matches will be played on all week days. The players born on or after January 1, 2000 and studying in up to Class VIII will be eligible to participate in the boys (U-14) category while players born or after January 1, 2002 studying and up to Class VI can participate in the boys (U-14) age group. The interested teams can send their entries before July 25 at school with Kamal Mehra (9876055587). 



I cried thrice after watching the movie: Jeev Milkha Singh
Deepankar Sharda
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 16
“I cried thrice when I watched the movie for the first time,” these were the words of Jeev Milkha Singh, proud son of the ‘Flying Sikh’, Milkha Singh, when he was asked about ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’, the recent biopic on his father’s life.

The renowned international golfer, who is in city on a three-day break from his busy golfing tour, in an interview with The Tribune team, revealed that he cried thrice when he saw the movie a month ago. In Chandigarh, Jeev is spending more time and enjoying the success of this recent flick.

“I saw the movie during the special screening one month ago. The film producers have done a tremendous job to show dad’s (Milkha’s) life. It was a bit emotional and a proud moment for me. I mean rare would be the case, where a son watches his father’s life on the big screen. The movie is a real motivation for players and even for a layman. Dad’s life was full of passion and a zest to achieve something and after overcoming every hurdle, he made us proud. Hats-off to him. He is a real admirer,” said Jeev Milkha Singh.

When asked about the success of the movie, he said: “All credit goes to the producers. The real life stories are always considered as full of efforts and my dad has gone through the same. The story is not only appreciated at national level but at international level also. During my recent tour, I was just hearing praises for him. I am proud that he is my father and my inspiration. I am lucky to have him and so is my nation,” said Jeev.



St Attri Academy win by 50 runs

Chandigarh, July 16
In the opening match of Vivek Trophy Cricket tournament for Boys (U-14) category, St Attri Cricket Academy defeated Shishu Niketan School by 50 runs, here today.

After electing to bad first, the winning side posted 155 runs after losing one wicket in the allotted slot of 20 overs. Harsh scored uneaten 51 runs to top the team’s score chart while Shivam scored 47 runs. Nadar for his unbeaten 30 runs remain the other main scorer for the team. For the bowling side, Madhav claimed 1 for 21 runs.

In reply, the Shishu Niketan School side bundled out for 105 runs in 18.2 overs. Deepanshu (36 runs), Nandish (22 runs) and Abhinandan (20 runs) were the main scorer for the team.

For the bowling side, Sagar claimed 3 for 18 runs whereas Chirag claimed 3 for 26 runs. Harsh for contributing 51 runs was adjudged as man of the match.



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