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‘Heer & Hero’ star cast comes calling
Tribune News Service

Patiala, October 12
The star cast of Punjabi film ‘Heer & Hero’ today came calling to the royal city to promote the hilarious ‘rom-com’ (combo of romance and comedy). Actors Arya Babbar, Minissha Lamba, comedian Gurpreet Ghuggi and Preet Bhullar were in city with producer Harjit Bhullar and Etch B from HB Productions Private Limited and director Sagar S Sharma.

Etch B and Sagar S Sharma said the movie was an important part of the growing Punjabi cinema from many dimensions. The audience would relish Etch B’s debut promotional romantic song ‘Hurray’, which had been shot in exotic locations of Dubai.

Releasing on October 18, the movie is Bollywood actor Minissha Lamba’s maiden Punjabi venture and also a launch pad for famous theatre personality Preet Bhullar. Hazel Keech, who was a part of ‘Bodyguard’ will be seen gyrating to an item number. The Bollywood and Pollywood fame Arya Babbar will be seen in a new avatar.

Interacting with the media, Arya said: “He plays the role of Fateh, a youngster who is brave and gusto. A girl’s love changes his life. I hope people will love me more in this role than the other ones.”

Minissha said working for ‘Heer & Hero’ was like returning to her Punjabi roots. She essays the role of Geet, a fashion designer. Ghuggi plays an important role of Bhupinder Bhupi in the movie and will be seen competing with the hero. Starting his cinema career with this movie, actor Preet Bhullar said the movie had proven to be a perfect venture for marking his entry into the Punjabi cinema.

Besides them, Bollywood actors, including Manoj Pahwa, Mukul Dev, Yograj Singh, Balraj Syal and Hobby Dhaliwal will be seen in important roles.

Miss Pooja, Geeta Zaildar, Sonu Nigam, Kamaal Khan, Ankita Sachdev, Shweta Pandit, Ranjit Rana, Lehmber Husainpuria, Master Saleem and Labh Janjua have sung in the movie.

Rajan Aggarwal has written the story, while screenplay is by Aggarwal and Sagar S Sharma. Sharma has also penned the dialogue with Virender Vashisht. The audiences will have a visual treat of rare cinematographic frames by Tapan Vya, while Etch B dons the hat of creative producer.

Music has been lent by Gurmeet Singh, while Mukhtar Sahota has given music for ‘Haule Haule’. The lyrics are written by Kumar, Veet Baljeet, Yaadwinder Pamma, Khurana, Gabbar, Jaggi Singh and Kala Nizampuri.



Check seal of LPG cylinder on delivery, consumers told
Suman Bhatnagar

Ambala, October 12
No bungling will be tolerated in the distribution of LPG gas cylinders in Ambala district. Taking note of a number of complaints in this regard, Deputy Commissioner K Makarand Pandurang advised LPG consumers to check the seal when they receive cylinder and they should also get it weighed.

He said in case of any complaint they should inform the gas dealer concerned, officials of the Food and Supplies Department or the district administration. He said strict action would be taken against the guilty and case could be also registered against them in this regard.

He also advised the consumers not to keep more than one gas connection at their home and in case they have more than one, they should surrender it to the gas agency concerned.

He said gas cylinders could not be used for commercial purposes and legal action could be initiated against those flouting this rule and their cylinder could also be confiscated. The DC asked owners of shopkeepers, hotels, dhabas and industrial units to take commercial connections from agencies located near their residences and in case they face any difficulty in getting the same, they should contact the authorities concerned. Complaints in such cases would be looked into on a priority basis.



BECC register 88-run victory

Patiala, October 12
Hosts Black Elephant Cricket Club (BECC) defeated Dronacharya Cricket Foundation (DCF), Delhi, by 88 runs in the opening match of second Dussehra Cup Cricket Tournament played at host grounds.

Batting first, the BECC scored 149 for 2 in 25 overs. The match was curtailed by rain. Ibadat played a super knock of 71 not out while Abhisek, 48 not out, helped the BECC score 149. Delhi boys could manage only 61 runs losing 8 wickets in 25 overs.

Brief score:

BECC, Patiala: 149 for 2 in 25 overs (Ibadat 71 not out, Abhisek 48 not out, Akhil 1 for 22, Praduman 1 for 43).

DCF, Delhi: 61 for 8 in 25 overs (Akhil Garg 22, Abhisek Vaid, 2 for 3, Sehaj 1 for 2, Abhisek 2 for 14).

Second match

In another match, Sanklap Cricket Club, Sonepat, defeated Shivam Cricket Club, Ludhiana, by seven wickets. Winning the toss, Ludhiana boys scored 68 before being all out in 19.1 overs Sonipat scored boys chased the target in 15 overs.

Brief score:

SCA, Ludhiana: 68 all out in 19.1 overs (Harshan 23, Harman 15, Harsh 4 for 6, Saurav 4 for 3). In reply Sanklap Cricket Club, Sonepat, 69 for 3 in 15 overs (Gaurav 19, Sagar Dahiya 16, Mohit 2 for 4 and Aryan 1 for 12). — TNS



Youth commits suicide
Our Correspondent

Kalka, October 12
A youth committed suicide today by hanging himself from a tree. Police sources said the deceased was found hanging from a tree in the nearby jungle of Shahpur village of the Pinjore block.

The deceased, a labourer, has been identified as Anek Pal (22) of Lehra village of Uttar Pradesh. The police has also recovered a mobile phone from the spot. The body had been kept in the CHC Kalka for autopsy. Relatives of the deceased had been informed after registering a case, the sources added.


Female foetus found packed in box
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, October 12
Just a day after a six-month-old female foetus was found dumped in the female washroom of the General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula, around two-month-old female foetus was found packed in a small box near a bridge at Bhanu village in Panchkula this evening.

The box was thrown along the road. A few villagers who opened the box out of curiosity were shocked to see a foetus inside it. The police was informed about the incident, which got the foetus kept at the General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula.

Inspector Arvind, Station House Officer of the Chandimandir police station, said they had registered a case and started investigations.

Meanwhile, in the yesterday’s incident, the police is checking the records of the woman who got admitted to the gynae ward of the hospital.

Yesterday morning, a female foetus, with its head crushed, was found dumped in a toilet seat of a female washroom at the General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula. Kamlesh, an employee, found the foetus dumped in the commode.



Woman held on charges of cheating, criminal conspiracy
Our Correspondent

Mohali, October 12
The police has arrested a woman of Chandigarh on charges of cheating, criminal breach of trust and criminal conspiracy.

Swaran Singh, a resident of Sector 68, had complained to the police that he had given about Rs 8 lakh to three persons, Vikas Malhotra, his wife, Amandeep Kaur, and their partner, Mohan Lal Aggarwal, for sending him to America. The three persons had allegedly not fulfilled the promise made to him. They also did not return the amount to him.

Amandeep Kaur and her husband lived in Sector 49, Chandigarh, while Aggarwal was a resident of Sector 68 here.

The police has arrested Amandeep Kaur, while the other two were still at large.

The three had been booked under Sections 420, 406 and 120-B of the IPC and relevant sections of the Immigration Act.



Paavan wins TT title
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 12
Paavan of DAV Public School, Sector 8, beat Inayat from Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, (11-3, 5-11, 11-6, 11-3) to win the title of Sub-Junior Girls (U-15) category during the ongoing Chandigarh State Ranking Table Tennis Tournament, being held today.

Earlier, in the semifinals, Paavan beat Aparna of Gurukul Global Mani Majra (11-8, 8-11, 11-9, 11-9) while Inayat defeated Vibhuti of Gurukul Global Mani Majra at 11-8, 8-11, 9-11, 11-9, 11-9 during the Chandigarh State Ranking Table Tennis Tournament.

In the final of the sub-junior boys single (U-15), Shaurya Gupta defeated Ishu Dhingra at 8-11, 11-6, 11-4, 11-9. In the semifinals, Ishu beat Shaurya Raj (11-8, 8-11, 9-11, 11-9, 11-9) and Shaurya beat Sahil Sharma (11-8, 8-11, 9-11, 11-9, 11-7).



Shishu Niketan-22 girls clinch kho-kho trophy

Chandigarh, October 12
The girl’s kho-kho team of Shishu Niketan Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22, lifted the glittering winning trophy of the CBSE Cluster XIII Kho-Kho Tournament concluded, here today.

In the final, the winning side defeated Guru Nanak Mission School, Ponta Sahib, (Himachal Pradesh) by 8 points. In the final of boys’ category, the MDAV School, Sector 22, defeated Alpine Public School, Nalagarh, to claim the first spot. — TNS



Ludhiana college win handball tournament
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 12
The handball team of Ramgarhia Girls College, Ludhiana, won the Inter-College Handball Championship for Women (A-division) concluded here today. Dev Samaj College for Women, Sector 45, and Panjab University (PU) campus attained second and third positions, respectively.

The team of DAV College, Sector 10, attained the fourth spot. In the league matches, played today, the Ramgarhia Girls College, Ludhiana, defeated the PU by 47-10 while Dev Samaj College defeated DAV College 23-12.



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