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Car rams into tree, 2 killed
Tribune Reporters

Ropar, October 27
Two youths were killed, while two others sustained injuries when the Alto car they were travelling in crashed into a tree near Khairabad village, here yesterday.

The deceased have been identified as Karamdeep Singh (19), a resident of Chamkaur Sahib, and Jaspreet Singh (18), a resident of Mundian village.

The injured, Damanjeet Singh, a resident of Chamkaur Sahib, is undergoing treatment at PGI, Chandigarh, while Gurpreet Singh, a resident of Samrala, was discharged after administering first-aid.

According to information, the four victims had gone to attend a wedding of a friend at Chamkaur Sahib. When Karamdeep did not return home at night, his father called him on his mobile phone. “It was then, that a passerby informed me about the accident,” said Bakhshish Singh Kataria, father of Karamdeep.

According to police, the four had gone to fetch sherwani for the groom. Karamdeep was driving the car, when in an effort to avoid a collision with stray cattle, he lost control and hit the tree.

Karamdeep Singh was pursuing DPharma and Jaspreet was doing his graduation from a college at Bela village.

Bodies of both the deceased have been handed over to their families after conducting the post-mortem, said the police.

6 booked for carrying illegal weapons

Zirakpur: The police has booked six persons from Zirakpur for carrying illegal weapons on Saturday.

While one accused, identified as Amandeep Singh, a resident of Dhandrian, district Sangrur, has been arrested, other five managed to dodge the police.

Others involved in the crime have been identified as Nirmal Singh, a resident of Dhandrian village, district Sangrur, and Gurlal Singh, a resident of Sanour. Police are ascertaining the identity of the other three accused involved in the crime.

Police chowki incharge Parmjeet Singh said an illegal pistol has been recovered from the arrested accused. Investigations were on, said Singh.

A case under Sections 419, 420 of the IPC and relevant sections under the Arms act has been registered.

20-kg poppy husk seized

Banur: The police has arrested a person and recovered 20-kg poppy husk from a police naka set up near Gajjukhera village on Sunday.

The accused has been identified as Gobind Rai, alias Goggy, a resident of Gajjukhera village.

According to information, the accused driving a Verna car was signaled to stop at the naka. During the search operation, the police seized 20 kg of poppy husk from his car and arrested him.

A case has been registered under the Sections 15, 61, 85 of the NDPS act. Investigations were on, said a police official. 



2 convicted of murder

Ropar, October 27
The District and Sessions Judge, Amarjot Bhatti, awarded life imprisonment to two for killing a local youth. The convicts have been identified as Arun Kumar and Manjinder, both residents of Nangal.

Both the convicts, along with another minor accused, attacked Manjit Singh, a resident of Plasi village, and Gurcharan Singh with sharp-edged weapons on March 27, 2010. While Manjit Singh died in the assault, Gurcharan was seriously injured. The court has also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 each.

On the statement of complainant Santokh Singh, a case was registered under Sections 302, 326, 307 and 324 of the IPC against the three accused. — TNS



Minerva-2013 ends on high note
Tribune News Service

Ropar, October 27
National Techno-Cultural Festival ‘Minerva 2013’ concluded at Rayat Institute of Engineering Information Technology (RIEIT), Railmajra, today.

The general manager of the Punjab National Bank, Harpal Singh, was the chief guest on the occasion.

In cultural Fun-n-Frolic category (degree level), maximum prizes were won by Global Institute of Engineering and Management Technology (GIEMT), Amritsar. The second position in the competition was bracketed by Adesh Institute of Engineering and Technology, Faridkot, and Baba Hira Singh Bhattal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Lehragaga.

Lala Lajpat Rai Institute of Engineering and Technology, Moga, Guru Nanak Dev Polytechnic College, Ludhiana, Baba Farid College of Engineering and Technology, Bathinda,

RIEIT-Railmajra, Mehr Chand Polytechnic College, Jalandhar, and Model Institute of Engineering and Technology, Jammu, notched the top spot in various competitions held on the occasion.

GIEMT, Amritsar, however hogged the limelight with winning four trophies at the festival.



2 lakh MT paddy procured in Fatehgarh Sahib
Our Correspondent

Fatehgarh Sahib, October 27
As many as 1,98,602 Metric Tonne (MT) of paddy has been procured by various government agencies and rice millers from 33 centres set up across the district. This was stated by Deputy Commissioner Arun Sekhri today.

“While PUNGRAIN has purchased 62,540 MT paddy, MARKFED has lifted 34,845 MT of paddy. PUNSUP procured 55,474 MT, and Ware House lifted 15,553 MT of paddy. Punjab Agro has bought 23,044 MT paddy and FCI purchased 7,146 MT paddy till today,” said Sekhri.

Due to present weather conditions, the DC has imposed a ban on the harvesting of paddy crop with combines from 6 pm to 10 am.

To redress grievances of farmers, grievances committees comprising representative of farmers, commission agents, procurement agencies and civil supply department have also been set up across the procurement centres.



Hooda to inaugurate projects worth Rs 295 cr
Our Correspondent

Ambala, October 27
On the occasion of the death anniversary of the former Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, a mega blood donation camp will be organised and projects worth Rs 295 crore will be unveiled by the Haryana Chief Minister, Bhupinder Singh Hooda.

Former union minister and Ambala city legislator Vinod Sharma informed that the Haryana Chief Minister will inaugurate the blood donation camp to be organised by the Ambala Health Care and Welfare Society at Panchayat Bhawan on October 31. More than 2100 donors are expected to turnout for the event, said Sharma.

Inauguration of various projects, worth Rs 283 crore, will be also be carried out by the Haryana CM. Foundation stone of a bus stand, to be built under a budget of Rs12 crore, will be laid by Hooda on the occasion.

The Chief Minister will inaugurate the railway overbridge near Manav Chowk, which has been built at a cost of Rs 28 crore. This will provide much needed relief to people visiting the Deputy Commissioner office and the court complex. It will also decongest the bridge on the Hisar road and farmers visiting Anaj Mandi will be relieved of great rush, said the former union minister.

The Chief Minister will also lay the foundation stone of a bus stand, to be constructed at a cost of Rs12 crore, near the Haryana Roadways workshop. The bus stand will be constructed in an area measuring 139 acres and will have 12 platforms, equipped with all the latest facilities. Sharma said, “It will also have a diesel pump station, night shelter and a canteen.”

A sewerage and canal water supply scheme raised at a cost of Rs 255 crore will also be inaugurated by the CM on the occasion. This will ensure uninterrupted water supply in areas where there is a water shortage, said Sharma.

“These demands were longpending. Residents had been demanding for the construction of an overbridge and a bus stand for a long time now. It is because of these demands that the CM released the budget to do the needed,” said the former union minister.



Students campaign for eco-friendly Diwali

Dera Bassi, October 27
The eco club of Sri Sukhmani International School, Dera Bassi, organised an awareness rally against pollution.

Students of Class IX also joined hands with club members to serve the noble purpose. The rally was flagged off by principal Sudeshna Sharma.

Students carried banners, placards with messages such as, ‘Burn crackers, burn money’, ‘Say no to crackers’. They encouraged people to go eco-friendly this diwali.

Director Kanwaljit Kaur applauded the efforts of students. — OC



300 attend awareness camp

Dera Bassi, October 27
A farmer awareness camp was organised by the Agriculture department at Saini Bhawan, Dera Bassi.

More than 300 farmers attended the camp. Chief agriculture officer Parminder Singh apprised farmers of different techniques of sowing wheat crop. Local MLA and Chief Parliamentary Secretary NK Sharma was the chief guest on the occasion.

“The state government has been encouraging private firms to set up agro-processing units so as to benefit farmers from commercial crops,” said Sharma. — OC



SAD leader trying to strike compromise with ASI
Akash Ghai
Tribune News Service

Mohali, October 27
The local Shiromani Akali Dal leader, Parminder Singh Sohana, who was booked by the Mohali police for thrashing an ASI Jagmal Singh on Friday night in a road rage, is reportedly trying hard for compromise now.

According to police sources, Sohana, a zila parishad member, Sohana zone, and also vice-chairman of the Labour Federation, is now making all efforts to reach a compromise with the victim, Jagmal Singh, who is driver of pilot escort of Rajya Sabha member Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa.

On the other hand, the victim, who is said to have full support of Dhindsa in the case, seems in no mood to make compromise with the accused.

A senior police official confirmed that Sohana's influential supporters were approaching them for the 'help' in the case.

On the other hand, Dhindsa is also said to have approached the Mohali police and asked them to take strict action against the accused.

Meanwhile, the medical report of the victim, Jagmal Singh, confirmed that he was under influence of liquor at the time of incident.

Jagmal Singh was thrashed by Sohana and his three accomplices on Friday night after the former had hit the latter's Ambassador Car with his Maruti car near Mauli Baidwan village. Sohana and his accomplices had chased him and beaten him up following the incident. The police has registered a case under Sections 323, 341, 506, 148 and 149 of the IPC against Sohana, Gurwinder Singh and two unidentified persons at the Phase 8 police station in this connection.



Travel agent booked for cheating
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 27
The economic offences wing of the UT police has booked a travel agent, Navroop Singh (35), for duping around 12 youths of Rs 20 lakh. The accused is absconding.

Navroop Singh, a native of Bathinda, was running his office from a showroom near the Regional Passport Office in Sector 34.

Over 12 complainants, residents of Chandigarh, Mohali and Moga, approached the police, complaining that they had paid the amount to the agent for booking air tickets and arranging visas for them.

An FIR was lodged at the Sector 34 police station on the complaint of one such victim, Navtej Singh of Moga.

The accused had submitted a fake address to obtain the permission for running his business in Chandigarh. The police said there were some complaints against the accused pending with the Delhi Police as well. Al these complaints have now been transferred to economic offences wing.

Jeweller duped of ornaments

Two unidentified persons decamped with a box containing 12 pairs of gold earrings from a Sector 41-based jewellery shop. Prem Mehta, owner of Subham Jewellers, reported to the police that a couple visited his shop and asked the salesman to show gold earnings. After seeing a few earrings, they left the shop.

After a few minutes, the salesman found that the couple had taken the box containing the earrings with them. The victim has provided the closed-circuit television camera footage to the police, in which the couple can be seen taking away the box. A case of theft and cheating has been registered.

Snatchers target women

In yet another incident of snatching, two unidentified motorcycle-borne youth targeted a Mani Majra resident. The victim, Santi Devi, said the miscreants came from the rear and snatched her bag containing Rs 1,500 and a mobile phone. The incident took place near a market. Santi Devi failed to note down the registration vehicle of the motorcycle. The snatchers were wearing helmets.

In another incident, two motorcycle-borne miscreants sped away after snatching a woman’s gold chain. The complainant, Neena Khanna, was standing in front of her house when the duo targeted her.



2 booked for duping man of Rs 4.27 cr
Tribune News Service

Mohali, October 27
The local police booked two persons on the charges of duping their friend of around Rs 4.27 crore. A case of cheating and criminal conspiracy was registered against the duo, Vikas Goyal and Raj Kumar, on the complaint of Jaswinder Singh, a resident of Phase III-A.

The accused had taken the amount from Jaswinder on the pretext of constructing flats on a four-acre land near Landran, the police said. They promised him it would reap huge profits.

When no such project took off, he contacted Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA), only to find the land in question did not belong to the accused. The police registered the case after conducting an inquiry.

Six in police net for posing as cops

The Zirakpur police booked six persons on the charges of roaming around with arms and posing as policemen. Following a tip-off that the miscreants were traveling in a Safari, the police laid a naka to catch them.

One of the miscreants, identified as Amandeep Singh from Dharia village, was arrested, while the rest managed to flee. A pistol was recovered from Amandeep’s possession.

The police claimed to have identified two more accused: Nirmal Singh from Dharia village and Gurmal Singh from Mataur. — TNS



Gagandeep, Pragati win debate competition
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 27
The Chandigarh finals of the IDFC Foundation conducted youth Environment and Sustainability campaign titled ‘In Our Hands’ witnessed fierce competition in debate, quiz and recycle art among hundreds of students drawn from more than 30 colleges from the city and around at Sri Guru Gobind Singh College in Sector 26 on Saturday.

Gagandeep Singh and Pragati Khanna from Govt College of Commerce and Business Administration (GCCBA), Sector 42, were declared the winners in the debate competition and Pravanjan Borwankar and Abhishek Mishra from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Mohali convincingly ran away with the honours in the quiz competition.

The recycle art competition was won by Gurgot Singh from DAV College, Sector 10. As many as 64 two-member teams participated in the quiz competition, 31 in debate competition and 84 college students participated in the recycle art competition.



Guru Nanak Cricket Academy beat Satluj Blue by 6 wickets

Panchkula, October 27
In the ongoing 2nd Satluj premier cricket league, the teams of Gurunanak Cricket Academy and the Satluj Stunners won their respective matches, played here today. In the first match, the team of Guru Nanak Cricket Academy defeated Satluj Blue team. After elected to bat first, the Satluj side posted 79-runs before bundling out in 23 overs. Aakash Yadav remains the main scorer with his 36-runs contribution while Suraj followed him with scoring 25-runs. For bowling side, Bheem claimed 4 for 2 while Ritik Shukla claimed 3 for 12. Aavneet (2 for 12) was the other main wicket taker for the side.

In reply, the Gurunanak Cricket Academy scored 80-runs for 4 wickets in 22.2 overs.Monark Goyal (27-runs) and Bheem (32-runs) scripted the team’s win while for bowling Harman grabbed 3 for 15. In the second match, the team of Satluj Stunners defeated St. Soldiers School Panchkula by a margin of 100-runs. Batting first, the Satluj side amassed 207-runs in the allotted slot of 30 overs. while Anshul chipped 72 off 63. For St. Soldiers school, Aman claimed 3 for 30 while Lovepreet bagged 2 for 32 . Chasing the target, the St Soldiers’ team could manage to score only 107-runs for 8 wickets in 30 overs. — TNS



Aarav, Agam emerge winners

Chandigarh, October 27
Skaters Aarav Gupta, Jaskarn and Maniash won top three positions in the boys (U- 4) category event of Inter-School Skating Competition organised by Ashmah International School, Sector 70, Mohali. In the girls (U-4) category, Agam, Avishi and Ekamjot attained first three positions.

Results; Boys (4 to 6 years) Abhir,Vikram, Divansh Girls (4 to 6 years) Jasmine, Hastiman, Samridh. Boys (6 to 8 years) Harkirat, Yuvraj, Arman Girls (6 to 8) Kashvir, Tanvi, Trisha Boys (8 to 10 years) Jaideep, Mandeep, S. Saran Gilrs (8 to 10 years) Anureet, Harsita, Vani

Boys (10 to 12 years) Arshdeep, Parminder, Jughar Girls (10 to 12 years) Rubani, Navroop, Tanvir — TNS



Vikram lifts tennis title
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 27
Vikram Aditya Singh Kadian blanked Saurav Yadav to win the finals of boys(U-24) category during the ongoing DAV-Ideal Academy tennis tournament for boys and girls, being played here today. Vikram blanked Saurav at 6-1 and 6-2. Earlier, the semi-finals Vikram beat Ttarish Dhingra 4-0 and 4-1 where in the other semi-final Saurav overcame beat Yuvraj 4-2 and 4-0.

Results: Girls (U- 14)- Komaljit Kaur beat Srishti Guglani (6-0); Rahat Mangat beat Deepali (6-0); Agrima beat Astha Diwan (6-2); Girls (U-14) semi-finals

Komaljit Kaur beat Rahat Mangat (4-0), (4-0); Agrima Tiwari beat Sanya Chaddha (5-3) (4-0); Finals-Komaljit Kaur beat Agrima (6-1) (6-1); Boys(U-12) quarter final -Vikram Aditya Kadian beat Yajur Bansal (5-0); Nishank Thakur beat Divyan (5-0); Pritam Raghunath beat Tushar Kumar (5-4)1; Yuvraj Mor beat Sarthak Gupta (5-0); Boys (U- 12) semi-final Vikram Aditya Singh Kadian beat Nishank Thakur (4-0) (4-1); Yuvraj Mor beat Pritam Raghunath (4-1) (1-4) (4-3)1; Final-Vikram Aaditya Kadian beat Yuvraj Mor (4-0) (4-1)l ; Boys (U-14) quarter finals-Vikram Aditya Singh Kadian beat Pritam Raghunath (6-0); Tarish Dhingra beat Jashandeep Singh (6-4); Yuvraj Mor beat Aditya Garg (6-1); Saurav Yadav beat Dhairyavir (6-3). 



LWWC win league match
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 27
The cricket team of Live Wire Coaching Centre (LWCC) defeated Carriers India Limited Chandigarh by 6 wickets, in Donate Eyes-Win Hearts trophy match, being played to promote eye donation, here today. After winning thetoss, the LWCC restricted the Carriers’ on a mere total of 92-runs in 19.4 overs.

Pradeep Dua was the main scorer with his 43 off 37 balls contribution. For LWCC, Sahil of LWCC claimed 2 for 8, Abhishek Bhateja claimed 3 for 16 and Harish Singh took 2 for 22.Chasing the target, the LWCC team won the match with the help of 33-runs contribution by Chirag Verma.

Brief Score: Carriers- 92 all out in 19.4 overs (Pradeep Dua 43, Abhishek Bhatia 3 for 16, Sahil 2 for 8, Harish Singh 2 for 22) LWCC-93 for 4 in 14.1 overs (Chirag Verma 33,Sachin 15, Sahil 14 not out, Harish 10 not out, Arun Luthra 10, Vikas Thakur 2 for 20). 



Chandigarh police defeat Max hospital
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 27
The team of Chandigarh Police defeated Max Hospital by 165-runs in the match of 4th AG corporate cup T-20 cricket tournament, being held here today. Batting first the Chandigarh police scored 208-runs in the allotted slot.

Ramandeep scored 44-runs while Ashish Kapoor contributed essential 39-runs in the team’s total. For bowling side, Karan and Naresh claimed two wickets each. In reply, the Max hospital mustered on a mere total of 43-runs 12.3 overs with Harjot scoring 12-runs. For police side, Balwinder took a five wicket haul while Yashpal claimed 2 for 1.



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