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Hospital sans proper staff
Parmod Mehta

Banur, August 20
Many patients in Banur have been facing harassment due to the shortage of doctors and other staff at the Community Health Centre, Banur. Some residents of the area said that they were facing harassment in the absence of doctors at the hospital.

As per information, some posts of different categories are lying vacant for the past sometime. There is a shortage of surgeons, physicians, six posts of staff nurses, three posts of pharmacists, two posts of laboratory technician, one post of computer operator, one of sweeper and two posts of class IV employees have been lying vacant.

Some residents of the area and the CPM leader, Gurdarshan Singh Khaspur, said that patients are bound to visit the hospitals in Chandigarh, Mohali, Rajpura, Patiala and Ambala because of health facilities in Community Health Centre, Banur.

Meanwhile, the Senior Medical Officer (SMO) of the hospital, Dr Usha Singla, said there was lack of staff in the hospital and that sufficient staff is needed for the proper treatment of patients.



Man killed in road mishap

Dera Bassi, August 20
One person was killed and another injured when their motorcycle was hit by an unidentified vehicle here yesterday. The accident occurred on the overbridge near Lalru.

The deceased has been identified as Deepak, a resident of Chandigarh. The injured, Rajat, was admitted to the Civil Hospital, Dera Bassi. As per information, the accident occurred when the motorcycle was coming from the Ambala side and was hit by an unidentified vehicle near Lalru. The police has registered a case against unidentified vehicle. — OC



3 drug peddlers arrested

Fatehgarh Sahib, August 20
The district police has arrested three drug peddlers. The accused were allegedly involved in the sale of drugs.

The police has recovered over 3,000 intoxicant tablets and capsules from their possession. — OC



sarangpur flats
12 yrs on, HC rules in builder’s favour
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 20
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today ruled that there was no illegality in the construction of more than 300 flats in Sarangpur village of Chandigarh. The ruling came more than a decade after the Chandigarh Administration issued demolition notices.

The UT Administration had, in fact, issued demolition notices in 2001 to the builder on the ground that the flats constructed were in violation of the building bylaws.

The builder had moved the High Court. Taking up the matter, a Division Bench of the High Court ruled that the flats were constructed in the “abadi” area and that the construction was not in violation of the rules.

Meanwhile, the UT administration is learnt to have decided to approach the Surpreme Court against the orders.



2 held on rape charge
Tribune News Service

Mohali, August 20
The police today arrested two persons for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl at Daun village.

The accused, identified as Gurpreet Singh and Amandeep Singh, are auto drivers.

The police said the victim, was waiting for a bus at the Kharar bus stand when the duo offered her a lift. They took her to a house in Daun village and raped her.

The victim narrated the incident to her mother Shinder Kaur. A case under Sections 376, 34 of IPC has been registered at the Kharar police station.

The accused will be produced in a local court tomorrow.



Fatal mishap: Case registered against driver of Fortuner
Tribune News Service

The vehicles that collided near Sukhna Lake on Monday night. The impact of the collision was such that the airbags of the Fortuner burst. The accident claimed the life of a cyclist.
The vehicles that collided near Sukhna Lake on Monday night. The impact of the collision was such that the airbags of the Fortuner burst. The accident claimed the life of a cyclist. Tribune photos: Pradeep Tewari
The vehicles that collided near Sukhna Lake on Monday night. The impact of the collision was such that the airbags of the Fortuner burst. The accident claimed the life of a cyclist.

Chandigarh, August 20
A day after a collision between a Swift and a Fortuner claimed the life of a cyclist near Sukhna Lake, a case was registered against the driver of MUV who had fled the spot, leaving the vehicle behind.

The driver is yet to be identified. The police had found a liquor bottle in the Fortuner. The deceased was identified as 68-year-old Gudrev Singh. He was a security guard. He was on his way to work when the accident occurred. The occupants of the Swift are undergoing treatment at the PGI. They have been identified as Kanwar Dilbar Singh (19), a resident of Sector 16, and Ishyam Mahajan (20), a resident of Sector 37. The two are BTech students. DSP (Central) Ashish Kapoor said the owner of the vehicle was yet to be identified.

The police said the number had been sent to the transport department to trace the owner. The police said the drivers of a Maruti Swift (CH-01-AJ-5523) and a Fortuner (PB-05-U-0018) tried to save the cyclist but lost control over the vehicles. The speedometer of the Swift was found to be stationed between 80 and 100 km per hour mark.



St Anne’s storm into final
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 20
Anshul Negi’s unbeaten all round performance with 37 not out and 2 for 14 went in vain as St Joseph’s School lost to St Anne’s in the semifinal of the ongoing fifth St Joseph’s Under-12 Junior Championship, here at St Joseph’s School cricket ground in Sector 44, here today.

St Anne’s entered the final by defeating the home team with 9 runs to spare. Captain of the St Anne’s team, Gurneet Singh, won the toss and elected to bat first. The team lost openers when their score board reached just 19 runs. But sensible batting by Madhav Gupta and Saksham thakur led St Anne’s inning to build up unbeatable total of 118 runs for loss of eight wickets in 20 overs match.

Chasing the total, St Joseph’s opener Sharvan was in good nick along with skipper Anshul Negi who played unbeaten knock of 37 runs in just 30 balls in his inning and added first 65 runs for first wicket. But the team could not build up the momentum and lost the match by 9 runs despite having seven wickets to spare. It required 16 runs in the last over but they could manage only seven runs, therefore missed the final birth.

Brief score

St Anne’s: 118 runs for 8 wickets in 20 overs (Madhav Gupta 20, Saksham Thakur 23 not out, Alam Bakshi 15, Anshul Negi 2 for 14, Karan 2 for 17).

St Joseph’s School: 109 runs for three wickets in 20 overs. (Anshul Negi 37 not out, Karan 16 not out, Sharvan 19 Sehaj Bhatia 2 for 15).



Nadini outplays Smera in lawn tennis tourney
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, August 20
Second day of the lawn tennis tournament here at Manav Mangal School, Panchkula, saw the girls competing for the second round of the tournament in Under-14 single’s category. In the opening match, Nadini defeated Smera Mehta 8-3 and advanced to next level. As many as 14 matches were held throughout the day. In other matches, Luvya Lamba defeated Virinda Sharma by 8-3. Aastha Malhotra trounced Tanisha Indrayan 8-6 in a hard fought match.

Ibadat Kaur beat Adity Dogra 8-2. Next, Sagrika Singh managed to beat Deepali Sharma 8-7. Mansi Singh won comfortably over Hanshika 8-5. Khushbeen Kaur defeated Snitabithi Singh 8-7. Priyanka Khanna defeated Manya Bajaj 8-5. Shreya Kansal beat Sukhmani Sahota 8-3. Komaljeet Kaur trounced Deepshika 8-0. Raahat Mangat beat Saisha Khanna (8-2). Agrima had to give a hard fight to win over Nehmat Sandhu 8-7. Reetinder Kaur beat Innayat Sandhu 8-3. In the last match Harleen Kaur beat Reet Malik 8-1. The tournament is being jointly organised by Ideal Lawn Tennis Academy and Manav Mangal till August 24. Tomorrow, the next round of match for both girls as well as boys’ category will start from 10 am onwards at Manav Mangal School.



City team enters hockey semifinal
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 20
The Chandigarh Football Hockey Academy (CFHA) and the Surge Hockey Academy (SHA), Jalandhar, entered the semifinal of the ongoing 12th ONGC SN Vohra.

Memorial Sub-Junior (U-14) Hockey Tournament at Hockey Stadium at Sector 42. The tournament is being organised by the Rock Rovers Hockey Club.

Chandigarh. Chandigarh Football Hockey Academy registered a big win over the Cheema Hockey Academy, Batala by defeating the opponent by 8 goals to 3. Amandeep of the CFHA gave the team the early lead by scoring the goal in the very first minute of the match

Cheema Hockey Academy levelled the lead on the 7th minute but the next four goals by the CFHA maintained the full pressure on the opponent and it could not make the come back in the match there after.

Baldeep and Sukhjeet of the Cheema Hockey Academy scored one goal each but it was too late to pressurise on the winning team. Both the first half and the second half went to the favour of CFHA and it finished the match with the lead of 5 goals.

On the other hand, Surjit Hockey Academy, Jalandhar, routed BUSH Academy, Khadoor Sahib, by 5 goals to nil. Kushman Singh of the Surjit Hockey Academy opened the account for the team on 24 minutes and there was no looking back thereafter.

Vikramjit’s goal in 33rd minute increased the lead for the team and the team was leading 3-0 by the end of the first half of the game.

In the second half, the opponent team remained ineffective as the team sunk in to the pressure of the winning team, further gave them opportunity to score two goals. The match ended with 5 goals lead for the winning team.

Tomorrow, Haryana Hockey XI, (HR) will play against Delhi Hockey XI and Lucknow XI, UP, will play against Dangwal Hockey Academy, Ponta Sahib, (HP) at 4.15 pm.



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