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Bank branch inaugurated

Fatehgarh Sahib, Sept 28
Vijay Bank has decided to expand its net work in Punjab and the northern region by opening four new branches in Punjab and the number of Vijay Bank's branches will go to 1,444, said Pardeep Naik, Deputy General Manager, Chandigarh, during the inauguration of a new Vijay Bank branch at Pearl Enclave, Fatehgarh Sahib. —OC



2 BSF men held on molestation charge
The officials had allegedly molested a nine-year-old girl on train
Suman Bhatnagar

Ambala, September 28
The Railway police arrested two BSF officials for allegedly molesting a nine-year-old girl on a train near the Ambala Cantonment railway station this morning.
Both officials are posted in Bhuj, Gujarat. The BSF officials who boarded the train from Jalandhar had come there to attend a national-level sports championship.

As per information, Manoj Kumar, a resident of Meerut, was travelling on the Anand Vihar Express along with his brother, wife and children. He was returning to Meerut after visiting Vaishno Devi. The BSF personnel were also travelling on the same bogie.

Mukesh, in his complaint, alleged that when the train was about to reach the Ambala Cantt railway station the accused allegedly started molesting his daughter and when he objected, they thrashed him. When the train reached the Ambala Cantt station, Mukesh reported the matter to the Railway police. It immediately nabbed them and recorded the statement of the victim.

The police said a case under Sections 354 and 323 of the IPC had been registered against BSF Sub-Inspector Sukhbir and constable Rajbir. Ambala Railway police Sub-Inspector Niyaz Mohammad said the senior officials of the BSF had been informed about the incident.

On the other hand, the BSF officials said there was a minor altercation between them and the father of the victim. That is why he falsely implicated them in the case. The girl levelled allegations against them due to pressure from her father, they alleged.



Cancer awareness camp begins
Our Correspondent

Fatehgarh Sahib, Sept 28
To root out disease like cancer, a two-day mega cancer awareness- cum-treatment camp started here today.
Neelam Bhardwaj, Civil Surgeon, inaugurated the camp. As many as 368 cancer patients identified during the survey were examined by a team of specialist doctors from MAX Hospital, Mohali.

The Civil Surgeon briefed the gathering about the symptoms of cancer and said excessive spray of pesticides on eatables and consumption of alcohol and tobacco were the main causes for cancer.

It could be cured if detected at an early stage, she said.

Dr Bhardwaj said Rs 1.70 crore had been provided as assistance to 168 cancer patients in the district from the Chief Minister Relief Fund for their treatment. The money was transferred to institutions where they were getting treatment.

She said the health sector was the top priority of the government and the Health Department was working with dedication to serve the patients.

She said there were certain formalities that the patients had to fulfill to get the relief amount.

She said certain hospitals had been empanelled by the government where treatment could be taken.

She said detailed information was available on the websites - www. pbhealth.gov.in <http:// www.pbhealth.gov.in>.

Dr Jagpal Singh, Deputy Medical Commissioner, Dr Saranpreet Singh, Nodal Officer, Dr Jaswant Singh, Assistant Civil Surgeon, also spoke.



Two-day workshop on RTI Act

Patiala, September 28
Thapar University, Patiala, organised a two-day in-house orientation and awareness workshop on the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005, in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Public Administration, Bengaluru, at the CILP Hall of the university.

The objective of the workshop was to educate all senior faculty members and officers of the university about the key aspects of the Act, which have helped in building a transparent working culture with accountability.

District and Sessions Judge Raj Shekhar Attri inaugurated the workshop. Dr PK Bajpai, Dean, Research and Sponsored Projects, accorded a warm welcome to Attri.

Delivering the keynote address, Attri elaborated upon the important aspects of the Act with details of the obligations of all stakeholders. He described the Act as “a positive legal step forward to bring about positive changes in society”.

HS Rana, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of NIMS University, Jaipur, was the leading resource person. Prof Paramjit Singh Jaswal, Vice-Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, addressed the valedictory session on the concluding day of the workshop today. — TNS



Kin hold protest, allege police inaction
Tribune News Service

Ropar, September 28
Women relatives of Anmol Anand, who was killed by his friends recently, alleging laxity in the police investigation in the case held a dharna in front of the police station, here, today.

Claiming that there were over three accused in the case, they alleged that the police was not investigating the case properly.

The police had arrested Anmol’s three friends for killing him after he disappeared from his house on September 19.

Veena Anand, the victim’s mother, said the police had arrested the three accused. But after their arrest, it was not doing anything as some other persons were also allegedly involved in the case.

She demanded death penalty for the accused and alleged that the police neither took swift action after the complaint of Anmol’s missing was lodged nor the family was treated properly by the police. Even the body of the deceased could not be traced after nine days of the incident, she added. IM Singh, SSP, Ropar, said the police was able to crack the case and arrest the accused within a few days of the incident. It was taking all steps to trace the body of the victim that was thrown into the canal by the accused on September 19.



IT firm director sent to 14-day judicial custody
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 28
A local court today sent the director of an IT Park-based software firm to 14-day judicial custody. The police yesterday arrested Puneet Vatsayn, director of an IT Park-based software company, Mobera Systems Private Limited in a case of cheating, criminal conspiracy and criminal breach of trust for a fraud of Rs 5 crore.

The complainant, Anuj Aggarwal, director, Altruist Technologies Private Limited, Cooperative Office, Tower-C, Second Floor, DLF Building, IT Park, Mani Majra, had reported to the police that Puneet Vatsayn and Anupama Arya, director of Mobera System Private Limited, Plot No. 18, IT Park, Chandigarh, cheated him of Rs 5 crore in an agreement to lease for two floors of the proposed building.

As per the case, the two had approached Anuj Aggarwal with an offer that they would provide him two floors of the eight-storey building to be constructed on the said plot.

They assured that they would give the floors to Altruist Technologies on rent once the building was completed and took the amount as refundable security. However, neither the construction was started nor the couple returned the money of Rs 5 crore to Anuj. A case under Sections 406, 420 and 120-B, IPC, has been registered at the Mani Majra police station.



2 get RI under NDPS Act
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 28
A local court today sentenced two persons to two years of rigorous imprisonment under the NDPS Act. The two were caught with 20 kg of poppy husk in a Punjab Roadways bus in 2011.

They have been identified as Vijay Kumar (22) and Divinder Kumar (22), both residents of Hoshiarpur. Both the accused were coming from Jaipur with the contraband in the bus when they were caught. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 each on them.

In their complaint to the police, Parlad Ram, driver, and Sarabjit Singh, conductor of the bus, said both the accused boarded the bus from Jaipur for Chandigarh and were carrying three bags with them. The police stopped the bus at a barrier in Ambala. The accused stepped out of the bus on seeing the police, raising suspicion in the mind of the conductor.

The conductor asked the driver to take the bus to the Industrial Area depot. The conductor and the driver then searched the bags and found 20 packets of poppy husk. The police was informed about the incident and a case under Section 15 of the NDPS Act was registered at the Industrial Area Police Station.



Charges framed in 12-yr-old corruption case
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 28
A local court today framed charges of corruption against two former employees of the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) and another person in a 12-year-old corruption case.

The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge SS Sahni framed the charges against Mohan Lal and Surinder Kumar Saini, clerk and development assistant of the Chandigarh Housing Board, and a Delhi resident, Tarsem Lal Verma.

In 2001, the case was registered by the Vigilance Cell of the UT police after Gandherv Sain, a resident of Khuda Lahora, complained to the police that an imposter was residing in the house allotted to him by the CHB in 1982 under the Rural Housing Scheme, and he was the actual allottee. Investigations proved Sain's allegations true and the police booked Tarsem Lal as accused in the case for forging documents.

The case was initially marked as untraced as the police failed to gather further clues and could not even track the imposter who was residing in place of Sain. After the police filed the cancellation report, the court of the then Additional and District Judge Raj Rahul Garg rejected the cancellation report and ordered it to be reopened in 2008.

On the re-investigation of the case, the UT police stumbled upon Tarsem and arrested him from Delhi in 2010. Tarsem is now 63-year-old and was employed in the Ministry of Defence's Film and Photo Division. 



Man gets 2-day police custody for carrying illegal weapon
Tribune News Service

Mohali, September 28
The local police has arrested a person from the Kharar bus stand and recovered a .32 bore pistol from his possession, here today.
The police said that the accused has been identified as Avtar Singh, a resident of Chamkaur Sahib.

“We got a tip-off that a person was coming to deliver a pistol to someone at the bus stand. Avtar Singh was arrested during a search at a special naka while he was in a bus,” said one of the police officials.

During preliminary investigation, the accused said that he was asked to deliver the pistol to a person at the Kharar bus stand by his accomplice, who is in jail currently.

After registering a case under the Arms Act at the Kharar (city) police station, the accused was produced before the court, which has sent him on remand under the police custody for two days. 



High drama outside Sec 43 police post

Chandigarh, September 28
High drama prevailed outside the Sector 43 police post when two persons clashed in front of the police.
The police said Deepa of Khuda Lahora, who was booked under the NDPS Act about a couple of months ago, had come to the Sector 43 Bus Stand. Devinder Singh, a resident of Dhanas, had also come to drop someone. Soon Deepa and Devinder entered into an argument just outside the police post.

Deepa questioned Devinder if he was responsible for the case registered against him. Devinder alleged that Deepa had even physically assaulted him. Later, both Deepa and Devinder entered into a compromise and no case was registered. — TNS



Canara Bank beat Reliance
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 28
Cricket team of Canara Bank defeated Reliance - I by 9 runs, in the ongoing 20th All-India JP Atray Memorial Cricket Championship, being held, here, today. After putting to bat first, Canara Bank scored 213 runs. Raju Bhatkal scored 47 off 46 balls and Deepak Choghale (not-out) scored 72 off 56 helped the team to achieve the total. For bowling side, Murtuza Vohra claimed 3 wickets for 66.

Reliance team ended their innings scoring 204 runs. A Baroi (34) Sunny Singh (57) were the main scorer for their team. NC Ayappa and Sinan claimed three-wickets each.

Canara Bank-213 for 5 in 31 overs (Raju Bhatkal 47, Deepak Choughle 72 not out, Samarath 21 , David Mathais 21 not out, Murtuza Vohra 3 for 66).

Reliance-I 204 for 9 in 31 overs (A Baroi 34, Sunny Singh 57, Pawan Negi 33, Murtaza Vohra 23 not out, NC Ayappa 3 for 46, Abhishek 2 for 31, Sinan 3 for 33).

In another match, MRF team registered a 4 wicket win over PCC. With the help of Sharad Lumba’s 107 off 99 and Manan Vohra’s 80 off 85 balls, the PCC team managed to score 277 in 50 overs. In reply, the MRF team scored 278 for 8 in 48.2 overs with Venu Gopal Rao scoring 63-runs and another partnership of 86 runs for the 3rd wicket between Venu Gopal Rao and U Sushil contributing 88-runs.

PCC-277 all out in 50 overs (Manan Vohra 80, Sharad Lumba 107, Rahul Sharma 29, Taruwar Kohli 20, Sunil Sam 4 for 61, Anirudh 3 for 38)

MRF-278 for 6 in 48.2 overs (Anirudh S 29, Venu Gopal Rao 63, U Sushil 88, Adithya V 29, S Sri Ram 30 not out , Sunny Gupta 16 not out, Sandeep Sharma 2 for 71, Siddarth Kaul 1 for 66 and Rajwinder Golu 1 for 53).

In the third match, Income tax -XI defeated ITC by 8 wickets at Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium, Panchkula.

ITC 112 all out in 26.2 overs (Amardeep Soankar 18, Sarul Kanwar 45, Ajitesh Argal 3 for 16, Kavayarayan 2 for 25 and Himanshu Joshi 2 for 5)

Income Tax 116 for 2 in 13.5 overs (Aditaya Waghmode 52 not out, G Vignesh 12, Ravi Jangid 33,Vikas Tokas 2 for 49).

In another match Air India defeated All India FCI by 5 wickets and garnered 5 points. Batting first FCI scored 176 runs in 43.5 overs while Air India team scored 177 for 5 in 38.1 overs.

FCI 176 all out in 43.5 overs (Nitin Saini 66, Umang Sharma 35,Pradeep Parashar 6 for 38 and Sachin Rana 2 for 33)

Air India 177 for 5 in 38.1 overs (Abhimanyu Khod 51, Deepak Joon 70, Sandeep 32 not out, Sonu Rathi 2 for 38).



Himal leads in 6th round of chess tourney

Chandigarh, September 28
Himal Gusain of SD College won the 6th round, with 6 points, during the 24th Chandigarh Chess Championship, being held at St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School. Tarini Goyal and Naveen Bansal, with 5 points each claimed, second and third spot, respectively. Results:

Himal Gusain 5 Points ;Tarini Goyal, Naveen Bansal 4½ Points; Sanjeev Biswas, Jaskeerat Singh 4 Points; Abhinandan Vohra, Rakesh Kochar, Shubham, Rajesh Arora, Sunil Bansal, Ishan Singh Mendiratta, Arun Narayan, Vipan Negi, Harpreet Singh, Somnath 3 Points; Nitin , Aditya Bedi, Gurpreet Singh, Sandeep Nautiyal, Nabh, Naveen Sheokand, Shishir Lamba, Tarun Vaid, Anhat, Vibhuti Gupta, Dinesh Chand Goyal, Varinder Singh, Uday Sharma 2½ Points: Suresh Kumar, Arshdeep Singh 2 Points; Ishan Vaidya, Umesh Kumar, Shirom Lamba, Jai Inder Singh, Sahil Kumar, Monu, Shrushti Fulzele, Keshav Kumar, Dimple Chauhan, Suchita Sharma, Chaitanya Chaudhary 0 Points. — TNS



CFA drub Mahilpur football academy
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 28
Playing above the expectations and nabbing their rivals from the very first minute, the lads of Chandigarh Football Academy, playing in the absence of their star players, defeated Mahilpur Football Club, in the semi-final match of 11th All-India Administrator’s Challenge Football Cup for boys (U-17), held here today.

The team thumped down the Mahilpur Football Academy by 2-0. In the 36th minute, Mohit gave a cake pass to right winger Jatinder, who further pushed the ball to Harsharn Khabra and he, with no mistake, dipped the ball in nets, to score the lead. After 9 minutes, Khabra again penetrated the rival’s defense and scored the second goal to seal the team’s victory. After the match, the coaching staff of Mahilpur side alleged referees of using foul language against their players and both the parties exchanged heated arguments.

In other well played semi-finals, the team of Mohun Bagan failed to maintain their lead against the AIFF Regional Academy and lost the match by 2-1. The team played the match on a high pitch but failed to atop the AIFF side, high on stamina and ball possession, to win the match. In the 38th minute Mohun Bagan’s Amarandu Chakraborty put the team ahead by defeating custodian Sayantan Pyne with a beautifully place volley to right-side of the goal post. The continuous penetration by the AIFF side provided them the fruit, when Rakesh Oram levelled the score in the 56th minute. He again contributed in the team’s win after defeating the Bagan’s custodian, on an advance stage of penalty area, in the 72nd minute.



PSB defeat IAF in hockey tournament

Chandigarh, September 28
In the ongoing 43rd SN.Vohra’s All India Gurmit Memorial Hockey Tournament, Punjab and Sindh Bank defeated Indian Air Force by 2-0, today. Opening the team’s account Harbir Singh scored first goal. He dribbled across the ball to strike the wooden plank in the 3rd minute.

Later, in the 24th minute, Gurinder Singh doubled the lead and sealed the match. In the second match, Punjab National Bank trounced Chandigarh XI by 5-3.

For the winning side, Hardeep Singh (8th minute), Satpal (30th minute), Dhamandeep (32nd minute and 67th minute), Arjun (49th minute), scored golas while for losing side, Trivani (12th minute) Neeraj (54th minute) and Guaroli (65th minute) reduced the margin. — TNS



Golf tourney kicks off
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 28
The CGA Juniors golf tournament started at the Forest Hill Golf Resort , today. A total of 72 Junior golfers teed off in five different categories A,B,C,D and E.

Leader’s- BOYS:- Category A - Vivek Gupta 83

Category B - Karandeep Singh 79

Category C -Aadil Bedi 81

Category D- Mandaar S Prashar 85

Category E - Jujhar Singh 47.



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