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Teachers condemn discontinuation of courses
Tribune News Service

Ambala, September 4
The decisions by the principal and management of GMN College, Ambala Cantonment, were condemned by the Ambala zone of Haryana College Teachers’ Association (HCTA) in an emergency meeting at SD College.

After long deliberations, the unit unanimously condemned the alleged undemocratic and anti-teacher stand of the principal and raised their voice against the decision of the management to discontinue the courses in subjects such as music, Sanskrit, medical faculty and Punjabi. The teachers also raised their voice against the issuing of show-cause notices to Dr Mani Ram and Dr Rajindra and compulsorily retirement of computer instructor Prof Satish Moudgil.

Various office-bearers and teachers from colleges across the city expressed a strong resentment over the anti-teacher stand of the principal and demanded that the anti-teacher decisions should be immediately revoked.

Prof Naveen Gulati, Zonal President of Ambala Zone, HCTA, said an Action Committee comprising of the office-bearers of the HCTA, local units of all city colleges and other teachers, has been constituted to chalk out the further plan of action.

A large number of college teachers from the district attended the meeting and expressed solidarity with the affected teachers. If the matter was not resolved amicably, we would be forced to start an agitation, said a teacher of the association.



5 booked for dowry death
Our Correspondent

Dera Bassi, September 4
Mystery shrouds the death of a married woman who was found dead on Tuesday evening. The deceased has been identified as Bhavna, a resident of Lalru.

Father of the deceased, Shiv Kumar, a resident of Herbatpur, district Yamunanagar, Haryana, said Bhavna’s in-laws had been consistently harassing his daughter for bringing more dowry. He alleged that her in-laws killed his daughter. The police has registered a case against Abhishek, victim’s husband, father-in-law Subash, mother-in-law Devki, brother-in-law Shekhar, and aunt Usha.

All the accused, however, have denied the charges levelled against them and alleged that Bhavna had committed suicide.

Senior Medical Officer, Dera Bassi, Dr SK Mittal said according to the post-mortem report, the victim was strangled to death. The dead body of the victim has been handed over to her relatives.

A case has been registered under Section 304-B of the IPC, against the in-laws for dowry death.

Husband, in-laws held in dowry case

Fatehgarh Sahib: Three persons have been arrested for dowry harassment, following a complaint by Nancy Gupta, a resident of Sirhind Mandi. The accused have been identified as Varun Gupta, complainant’s husband, father-in-law Madan Lal Gupta and mother-in-law Nirmala Gupta, all residents of Hibobal, Ludhiana.

Superintendent of Police Gurmeet Singh Chauhan said, “The victim was married to Varun Gupta on July 7, 2013. She alleged that her husband and in-laws started beating and torturing her for bringing less dowry. All three used to threaten her with dire consequences and urged her to bring more dowry.”

The SSP said the case was handed over to the Women cell, Fatehgarh Sahib, and after an enquiry, the Women cell recommended the officials concerned to register a case against her husband and her in-laws.

A case has been registered, against the accused, under Sections 406, 498-A of the IPC. — OC



Shopkeepers block NH-22
Our Correspondent

Kalka, September 4
Scores of shopkeepers of the Kalka Gandhi chowk and the main market raised slogans against the special drive initiated by the officials of Kalka Zone, Panchkula Municipal Corporation, to remove encroachments from the main market. The shopkeepers blocked National Highway 22, which passes through Kalka.

Due to the blockade, hundreds of vehicles remained stranded in the jam, for more than an hour.

The blockade caused great inconvenience to the daily commuters, passengers and schoolchildren. “It has been over an hour now, and we are still stuck in the jam. The authorities concerned must take an action, as we are suffering due to the setback,” said a commuter.

Shopkeepers were pacified only after the local administration and SS Nanda, Senior Deputy Mayor of Panchkula Corporation, intervened. “A meeting has been fixed between the Beopar mandal and the Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Kalka, to sort out the matter,” said Nanda.



Missing girl found

Kalka, September 4
The 16-year-old girl, who was reported missing by her father on September 1, was found by the local police in Sirsa on Tuesday. The girl was found with her neighbour’s son.

The girl’s father, a resident of Railway Colony here, had lodged a complaint in the local police station stating that his daughter had been missing since August 31. The teenager had gone to leave her siblings for tuition, only to not return, he said. In the missing person report, he had raised suspicion on Happy, with whom the girl was later found.

The police, after conducting the medical of the girl in Civil Hospital, Kalka, has registered a case against Happy under Sections 376 and 506 of the IPC. The accused was sent him to a 14-day judicial custody. — OC



Inquiry begins in forest land scam case
Our Correspondent

Dera Bassi, September 4
An inquiry has been initiated in the forest land scam case, in which a 70-acre land of the Forest department at Peer Muchalla village was transferred to a person identified as Shiv Dyal, by allegedly altering the records of the Revenue department. Pages from the revenue record were allegedly deleted without any registration.

Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Inderjeet Kaur Kang said an inquiry was on to identify the accused involved, patwaris and kanugos of the Revenue department were also under the scan. All the accused involved will be nabbed soon, said Kang.

Registrar of the Revenue department, Gurmander Singh, said the scam had taken place three years ago, in 2010, and since then four patwaris and four kanugos had been employed in the area. All of them would be inquired in the case, said an official.

The Congress leader, Manpreet Kaur Dolly, said the accused should be identified soon and demanded that Shiv Dyal, on whose name the land was transferred, should also be brought under the grip of law.



Court for service of notices through ‘beat of drums’
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 4
Acting on a petition filed in public interest, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the service of court notices by the “beat of drums” for three consecutive working days. Notices will also be pasted.

The directions came during the resumed hearing of a PIL filed by Delhi High Court advocate Bhupender Chaturvedi and city-based advocate Gaurav Singla. It was brought to the notice of the Division Bench of Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice Augustine George Masih that Tara Industries Limited was evading service of notices.

The Bench saidthe respondent was deliberately evading service of notices. Accepting the request of counsel for the petitioner, HC Arora, the Bench directed that the service through “munadi” or beat of drums. The petitioners alleged the company fragmented the plot and let out the same for running showrooms to business concerns, instead of setting up a woolen mill at the site. It had not sought conversion of the industrial plot for commercial purposes, and the misuse of the plot was continuing.



Court approves plea to cancel bribe case against ETO
Akash Ghai
Tribune News Service

Mohali, September 4
In the ETO Ranjit Singh suicide case, the local court today approved the application of the victim’s wife, Manjit Kaur, regarding cancellation of bribe case against her husband.

Amandeep Kaur, the suspended superintendent of police (vigilance), and one of the main accused in the case, had claimed to nab ETO Ranjit Singh while accepting a bribe of Rs 2.52 lakh from a Ludhiana transporter on March 29, 2011, following which a case under appropriate Sections of Prevention of Corruption Act was registered against him.

Ranjit Singh had committed suicide on April 23, 2011, by consuming sulphose tablets. Later, in the departmental inquiry, Ranjit Singh was given clean chit.

On August 18, 2012, a case under Sections 306, 166, 167, 195, 218, 332, 353 and 120 B, of the IPC was registered and various Sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act against Amandeep Kaur, constable Harminder Singh, Rajinder Singh, Paramjit Singh and Rajinder Sood following directions of the Mohali court. Now, the proceedings of framing charges against the five accused are on in the court of Mohali Additional District and Sessions Judge (senior division) here. The court has set September 9 as the next date.



GMSSS-10 trounce GMSSS-35
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 4
Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10, trounced Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, 6-0, in a boys’ (under-14) category tie of an inter-school baseball tournament here today.

Other Results

Boys’ (U-17): GMSSS-10 bt GMSSS-33, 3-2; GMSSS-35 bt GMSSS-46, 6-0.
Girls’ (U-14): GMSSS-15 bt St Anne’s-32, 4-2; GMSSS-10 bt GHS-11, 3-1; GMSSS-10 bt GMSSS-15, 4-1; GHS-11 bt St Anne’s-32, 4-1.



handball meet
Coaching Centre-42 register win
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 4
In the ongoing 28th Sub-Junior State Handball Championship, girls of Coaching Centre, Sector 42, today beat DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, 10-4.

For the winning side, Phooljahan and Komal scored three goals each, while Anu and Reena managed to send the ball past the goalkeeper twice. Sonam reduced the margin by netting two goals, while Deepu and Purnima contributed with a goal each.

In another match, Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, beat Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23, 14-10. Madhu led the attack, netting five goals. Smriti and Kirti scored three goals each.



durand cup
Local team a step away from main draw
Beat Tata Football Academy 1-0, to face Assam Regiment Centre tomorrow
Deepankar Sharda
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 4
Proving their mettle again, the local football team of Minerva’s Youngsters Academy defeated Tata Football Academy (TFA) 1-0, in a qualifying round match of Durand Cup at Ambedkar Stadium in New Delhi today.

Earlier, in their first match, the local academy posted a 3-2 win over the Air Force side.

Today, the local side dominated the match since the start, but poor finishing by the strikers ended the first half in a goalless draw. In the second half, the team continued to penetrate the rival’s defence and soon got an opportunity in form of a penalty kick.

Making no mistake, Amarvant Singh of Younsters Academy scored the first goal of the match in the 55th minute.

With one goal down, Tata Football Academy failed to make a comeback and lost the match 0-1.

The team is now only one step away from qualifying for the main draw of the league. In their next match on September 6, the team will face Assam Regiment Centre. The Assam team trounced Border Security Force (BSF) 2-1 in their today’s campaign.



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