C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S


Salon owner penalised 
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 7
The owner of Belly Femme, a salon in Sector 37, Chandigarh, has been penalised for failing to provide services to four government school teachers.

The complainants had paid Rs 500 each for the membership of the salon.

The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum directed the salon owner to refund Rs 500 to each complainant and also a compensation of Rs 1,000 each to the complainants.

Parveen Gupta and the three complainants, working as teachers in the Sector 38 Government High School, alleged that a representative of the opposite party approached them with a promotional scheme.

He told them that their salon was a branch of Matrix company. The representative said the scheme was valid for a year. The complainants were told by a worker at the salon they had no link with Matrix and only the company’s products were sold there.

The complainants called at the salon to take an appointment, but nobody answered.

Learning that the owner had shifted her salon to her residence, the complainants visited her place. However, she refused to provide service or refund the money.



Man gets 6-yr jail in wheat scam case 

Mohali, February 7
A Special District Court here sentenced a former junior assistant of the Punjab State Warehousing Corporation to six years of imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 60,000 for his involvement in wheat scam case.

Additional District and Sessions Judge (Senior Division), Parminder Pal Singh, held Subash Chander guilty in the case, which was registered by the Vigilance Bureau on June 7, 2005.

Chander was posted at the Gurdaspur district office of the corporation when large-scale shortage of wheat stocks and gunny bags came to light. He was removed from service on September 29, 2005. ó OC



3 held with stolen auto
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 7
The police arrested three persons, including two juveniles, with a stolen auto-rickshaw on Thursday. The police stated that the four were rounded up at a gurdwara in Phase I, Ramdarbar.

The auto was being driven by Ajay Kumar, a resident of Sector 52. The police said the accused had stolen the three-wheeler from Palsora. A case has been registered.



3 held with smack
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 7
The police arrested three persons with smack and poppy husk. Vijay Kumar, a resident of Dhanas, was arrested near the Booth Market in Sector 22D with 10 grams of smack.

A case under the NDPS Act has been registered at the Sector 17 police station.

The police arrested Ricky, a resident of Sector 25, and recovered 12 grams of smack from his possession. He was nabbed at the road separating Sectors 24 and 25. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered at the Sector 11 police station.

Bhagwan Singh, a resident of Kishangarh village, was held with 15 kilograms of poppy husk. He was arrested near the power house in Kishangarh.

A case has been registered at the Mani Majra police station. 



Man arrested for theft bid
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 7
The Chandigarh police have arrested the second accused for an attempt to loot an auto-rickshaw. The accused was absconding since the intervening night of January 8-9.

According to the information, three persons had hired a three-wheeler from Gurdwara Chowk, Sector 20, for Railway Station. On a dividing road of Sectors 31 and 29, the accused allegedly tried to rob the three-wheeler of the driver, Vijay Kumar. The trio entered into scuffle with Kumar, during which one of the accused, Nakul, was accidentally shot dead by one of the accomplices.

The accused identified as Roshan, a resident of Bukarherhi village, Mohalla Patha Lal, Dist Mujjafar Nagar, (UP), was arrested by the police from Burail, Chandigarh. The driver of the three-wheeler, Vijay, identified Roshan.

Another accused, Isatkar, was arrested on January 17. 



CPU stolen
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, February 7
The central processing unit (CPU) of the vigilance official of Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited (HVPNL), Sector 6, Panchkula, was stolen here today.

The central processing unit contained important records pertaining to several enquiries of various officers in the department.

It was after the employee, Arun Chaudhary, found the central processing unit (CPU) of his computer missing that he lodged a complaint with the police following which a case was registered at the Sector 5 police station.

The central processing unit also contained records of other files.



Man duped of Rs 32 lakh 
Our Correspondent

Mohali, February 7
The police have booked three members of a family, all residents of Zirakpur, on charges of duping another resident of the area.

The members of the family allegedly duped the victim of over Rs 32 lakh on the pretext of sending him abroad for business purposes.

In a complaint to the SSP, Harjit Singh of Zirakpur alleged that he had given Rs 32.35 lakh to Harpreet Singh Arora to send him abroad for business purposes and also to get the PR of a foreign country.

The complaint was inquired into by the official in charge of the EO wing after which the opinion of the district attorney was taken.

The police later registered a case under Sections 406, 420 and 120-B of the IPC against Arora, his wife Harwinder Kaur and son Angadpreet Singh in this regard.

Robber held

The police have claimed to have arrested a youth soon after he forcibly took away bag and other items from a man in the wee hours today.

SSP Indermohan Singh said Parveen Kumar, a resident of Phase IV, was coming from Jammu when two persons, armed with a sword and an axe, forcibly took away his bag, purse, an ATM card and a diary.

The incident took place near the Phase III-V traffic light point at around 5 am.

The Senior Superintendent of Police said the PCR team was alerted and one of the suspects, identified as Sahil (17), a resident of Madanpur village here, was arrested.

The items taken away from the victim have been recovered from his possession, said the police.

A case under Sections 382 and 34 of the IPC has been registered.

Efforts were on to arrest the other suspect, said the Senior Superintendent of Police.

We are questioning the accused and ascertaining the probable whereabouts of the other suspect, said a police official.



Pedestrian killed 
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 7
A pedestrian was killed after being hit by a vehicle near the Housing Board light point on Friday. The complainant, Karan Singh, a resident of Raipur Kalan, alleged that the driver of Tata Magic sped away after hitting his father Hari Singh.

He was rushed to the PGI where he was declared brought dead. A case has been registered at the Mani Majra police station.



CII-Yi, launches sports league 
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 7
Confederation of Indian Industryís (CII), Young Indians (Yi), Solan Chapter, launched the 1st CII-ATS Corporate Sports League at CII NR Headquarters, Sector 31, here today.

Various trophies and kits were also unveiled by Arun Sharma, a former Ranji player and selector of India under-25 team; Prashant Chopra, Pradeep Rathee, vice-president, ATS Infra Limited, Varun Kapoor and Nitin Aggarwal, CII Yi office bearers. The league will start from Feburary 9 and spread over two months. It will comprise three sports namely-cricket, badminton and table tennis. Matches for all the games will be played on league-cum-knock-out basis. League matches will be played at Chandigarh and Panchkula while the semifinals and the finals will be played at Chandigarh only.

21 teams will compete for the cricket trophy, 30 players will participate in badminton singles championship while 20 teams will play the badminton doubles competition and 25 players will strive for the table tennis (TT) trophy whereas, 20 teams will play in the TT doubles championship. The Cricket matches will be of in T-20 format and all rules of the ICC T-20 cup will be observed. Every weekend, four cricket matches and 10 badminton and TT matches will be played.

During the launch ceremony, Prashant Chopra, member, Under 19 Cricket World Cup Winning Team and member, HP Ranji Team emphasised the need of patience and perseverance to achieve desired goals in life. He further stressed that sports are one of the most crucial pillars in building a complete personality of an individual, be it a corporate or student. Sports teach us how to play as a team and contribute to organisationsí overall goals and objectives. 



Rizvi College, Mumbai, lift national trophy
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 7
Mumbaiís Rizvi College and Puneís MMCC played one of the most gripping matches of the Red Bull Campus Cricket 2014 tournament. After a well-played match between the boys representing the West zone in the tournament, Rizvi College, Mumbai, emerged victorious and are now titled the India champions of Red Bull Campus Cricket 2014.

The day began on a good note for the boys of Rizvi College; they won the toss and chose to field. In the first innings, Pune set a target of 122 for Mumbai. Tushar Shrivastav was the highest scorer with 33 runs off 25 balls (3x4). Ankush Jaiswal of Rizvi however, stole the show in the first innings taking 4 wickets.

The second innings had a spectacular start with Mumbaiís opening batsman Sumit Ghadigoankar hitting 4 fours, 4 sixes and scoring a total of 55 runs before leaving the field. He was declared man of the match and his consistent performance throughout the national series, also won him the award of man of the tournament.

After losing just 2 wickets in the first two overs, the Mumbai team stood strong in the 12th over. The loss of two wickets soon after, didnít deter the confidence of the boys from Rizvi College. They chased the total of 122 in just 15.4 overs with a run-rate of 7.91.

Team Mumbai further proved their mettle in the tournament with Kevin Almeira, captain of Rizvi College, Mumbai being declared as the best batsman and Pankaj Jaiswal as the best fielder of the national series. Gurinder Singh of DAV College, Chandigarh, was recognised as the best bowler of the tournament.

Rizvi College, Mumbai, will now compete with teams from other countries in the Red Bull Campus Cricket World Series Championship in the United Kingdom, which will be held in the month of July.



Netball trials postponed
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 7
The Trials for the 31st Senior National Netball Championship that was scheduled to be held today at KB DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 7-B, were postponed due to bad weather.

The Trials were scheduled to select the Chandigarh teams of men and women.

Netball Association of Chandigarh had decided to conduct the trials at Sri Guru Gobind Singh College for men, Sector 26, on February 11, at 3:30pm.

The selected teams will participate in the 31st Senior National Netball Championship which is scheduled to be held at Patliputra Sports Complex, Kanakberg, Patna, Bihar from March 1 to 4.



Weightlifting championship from Feb 14

Chandigarh, February 7
The Chandigarh Amateur Weightlifting Association will be holding the 25th senior (men), 17th junior (men), 10th sub- junior (boys), 16th senior (women), 8th junior women, Chandigarh State weightlifting Championship on February 14 and 15.

The championship will be organised at weightlifting hall, Sports Stadium, Sector 42. ó TNS



CRB Public School organises sports meet
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 7
CRB Public School, Sector 7-B, Chandigarh organised its Annual Sports Meet-2014 on the school campus.

The events conducted were skating, table-tennis, badminton, chess, carom, basket ball, table soccer, shot put, long jump, kho-kho. Besides, various sports events, races from kindergarten to class-VIII also took place. The tiny tots hopped, jumped and ran to the finishing line. Some passed several hurdles and quacked like a duck. The kangaroo race of the tiny tots was the centre of attraction. Some of the junior students also learnt to tie their shoe laces hurriedly to win the race. Everyone had the desire to win a trophy.

Principal Sangeeta Mittal said the school organised its annual sports meet event from February 5 to 7. The students have also been winning laurels in form of trophies, gold, silver and bronze medals and shields in various sports events.

Running: Mannu, Bhumika 1; Aniyukt, Aanshi 2; Daksh, Methali, Sejal 3.

Hop Race: Manas, Jasmeen 1; Yogesh, Gaurvi 2;

Harshit, Avneet, Suhani 3

Jumping Race: Harshvardhan, Anrav, Isha 1; Kapish, Urvashi 2; Shivang, Samriti 3

Kangaroo Race: Aman, Ritika 1; Navdeep, Kiran 2; Vikram, Tanya 3

Duck Walk: Himanshu, Rishab, Gunjan 1; Sanam, Lubhavna 2; Praveen, Priya, Navpreet 3

Book on the back race: Prince, YashPreet 1; Saif, Suhani 2;

Rohit, Prakshit, Anushka 3

Table Tennis

Class-3rd: Satnam 1; Piyush 2; Raaj Shekhar3

Class-5th: Barun 1, Gurcharan 2, Armaan3

Long Jump:

Class 6th: Priya 1, Jagriti 2, Geetanjali 3

Class-7th and 8th: Vishal 1, Aashish 2, Ekamjot 3

Skating: Kshirja, Sanskriti 1, Khushdeep, Mushkaan 2, Kirti, Neha and Kasak 3

Basket ball: (Red Team) Vishal, Anikta, Sohan, Pranjal, Sejal, Lakshita, Pankaj

Carrom: Aarti, Ekamjot, Yogesh

Table Soccer: Sahil 1, Tarun 2, Jasmeen 3



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