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Man booked for harassing woman
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 9
The Chandigarh police have booked a resident of Haridwar, Uttarakhand, for harassing a 22-year-old resident of Sector 41, Chandigarh.

According to the police, the complainant had met the accused, Girish Gupta, in Haridwar a few months ago when she had gone there in search of her grandmother, who had left the home without informing anyone. “The victim had several pictures of her grandmother which she showed to shopkeepers in Haridwar,” the police stated.

She had also given her phone number and address to the accused so he could inform her in case he came across her grandmother. He started calling her and used to compel her to marry him. “The accused even started visiting her house and tried to outrage her modesty,” the police stated.

A case has been registered at the Sector 39 police station and investigation is on.



Two travel agents booked
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 9
Two travel agents have been booked by the Chandigarh police for duping a resident of Mansa district in Punjab by withdrawing Rs 8.43 lakh from his bank account through an online transaction.

The complainant, Sukhandeep Singh alleged that Mandeep and others duped him on the pretext of sending him to Canada.

He said he had read an advertisement in which the travel agents had claimed that they were sending people to Canada and charged the fee after a person has been sent abroad. Finding the offer attractive, he contacted the travel agents.

The police stated that the accused took the complainant’s bank statement and other account details and fraudulently transferred the money to their account. The incident took place on January 29.

The police said a case had been registered at the Sector 36 police station.



One more arrested in Kurali gang rape case
Tribune News Service

Mohali, February 9
The police have managed to arrest one more accused involved in the Kurali gang rape case of two nursing students, here today.

The accused, identified as Paramvir Singh (25), a resident of Manakpura Sharif village is said to be the cousin of Davinder Singh Lalli, the main accused in the case.

So far, the police hae arrested three accused in the case. The police have booked Paramvir for attempt to rape. A total of seven persons have been booked in the case.

Notably, the two victims were abducted by the accused on gunpoint when they were returning to their homes from Chandigarh after their college on January 27. The victims were taken to a farmhouse on the Siswan-Baddi road, where they were gang raped.



FC Mittal Cricket Tournament
City lads begin campaign with win
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 9
Local cricket team won their first match against Jalandhar by three wickets in the Punjab Inter-District One-Day Limited Overs Tournament for FC Mittal Trophy, being held today. A fine batting performance by Amit Prashar and Manan Vohra guided the team to victory.

After winning the toss, Chandigarh side offered their rivals to bat first. The Jalandhar scored 243 runs, losing seven wickets, in the allotted slot of 50 overs. In the fruitful partnership for 2nd wicket, Mandeep Singh (junior) and skipper Taruwar Kohli scored 53 runs whereas in middle order wicketkeeper Abhishek Gupta and Himanshu Satyawan stitched another 86 run partnership for the 4th wicket. In the last overs, Rahul Sharma and Himanshu Satyawan stood for a 47 runs partnership. Taking the charge, bowler Jaskaran Singh remain the pick of the side for claiming 3 for 46 while Siddharth Kaul and Gurinder Singh claimed two wicket each.

Chasing a good total, the Chandigarh team started off well. Manan Vohra played an attacking game and scored 71 off 73 balls. His innings was studded with seven boundaries and a six. Later, Amit Prashar scored an unbeaten knock of 80-runs off 77 balls with four boundaries. Vishash Bhalla (26 off 50) and Gurkirat Walia (22 off 32) were other main contributors. For Jalandhar, Shubek Gill, Rahul Sharma and Taruwar Kohli claimed 2-wickets each. Chandigarh team secured 4 points with this win.

Brief scores

Jalandhar: 243 for 7 in 50 overs (Himanshu Satyawan 67, Abhishek Gupta 42, Mandeep Singh Jr. 23, Taruwar Kohli 22, Rahul Sharma 40,Jaskaran Singh 3 for 46, Siddharth Kaul 2 for 42 and Gurinder Singh 2 for 62)

Chandigarh: 244 for 7 in 48.5 overs (Manan Vohra 71, Amit Prashar 80 not out, Vishash Bhalla 26 and Gurkirat Walia 22,Shubek Gill 2 for 48, Rahul Sharma 2 for 48, Taruwar Kohli 2 for 37).

In the second match, Ludhiana’s team outclassed Mohali, at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 26, here today. Batting first, the Ludhiana side scored 249 runs in the allotted slot of 50 overs. Gitansh Khera provided his team with a good start and contributed 68 runs off 80 balls.

Anil Sihag scored 49 off 77 balls, Nikhil Chaudhary chipped in 42 off 43 and Sandeep Singh contributed 42 off 44. For bowling side, IPL fame bowler Manpreet Gony claimed most of the wickets claiming 3 for 38 whereas Varun Khanna and Arshdeep Brar claimed two wickets.

In reply, the Mohali side failed to achieve the target and bundled out on 195 runs in 44.2 overs. Sunny Sohal with six boundaries scored 80 runs off 107 balls. Harmeet Bansal (21 off 10 balls) and Mayank Sidana (21 off 31 balls) were the main scorers. Bowler Sukhjinder Singh claimed 3 while Sandeep Singh, Amritpal Singh and Anil Sihag claimed two wickets each.

Brief scores

Ludhiana: 249 all in 50 overs (Gitansh Khera 68, Anil Sihag 49, Nikhil Chaudhary 42 , Sandeep Singh 42, Manpreet Gony 3 for 38, Varun Khanna 2 for 55 and Arshdeep Brar 2 for 21)

Mohali: 195 All out in 44.2 overs (Sunny Sohal 80, Harmeet Bansal 21, Mayank Sidana 21 & Sachin Sohal 18,Sukhjinder Singh 3 for 43, Sandeep Singh 2 for 12, Amritpal Singh 2 for 12 , Anil Sihag 2 for 31)

In the third match, Amritsar slogged 4 points with 62 runs win over Patiala at Dhruv Pandove Cricket Stadium, Patiala. The home team elected to bowl first and restricted Amritsar to 196 runs. Arush Sabbarwal scored an unbeaten knock of 90 runs off 119 balls studded with six boundaries and one six. For Patiala, left arm spinner Rajwinder Golu took a five-wicket haul for 32-runs while medium pacer Sandeep Sharma claimed 3 for 44. In reply, Patiala team bundled out at 134 in 44 overs. For Amritsar, Vinay Chaudhary claimed 4 for 25.

Brief scores

Amritsar: 196 for 9 in 50 overs (Arush Sabbarwal 90, Vinay Chaudhary 23, Rajwinder Golu 5 for 32, Sandeep Sharma 3 for 44)

Patiala: 134 all out in 44 overs (Ravi Inder Singh 29, Himanshu Chawla 24, Amaninder Singh 24,Vinay Chaudhary 4 for 25, Ashwani Kumar 2 for 18, Kamal Passi 1 for 32 , Sharad Lumba 1 for 3).

CDS aspirants allege disturbance

Students appearing for CDS exam at the Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 26 (one of the venues of ongoing matches), in a verbal complaint alleged disturbance due to the ongoing match at the exam centre. However, no written complaint was submitted to the head of the institution. Some students alleged the activity in grounds diverted their attention during the exam.



tennis tourney
Sahishnu wins in straight sets, enters semifinals
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 9
Top seeded Sahishnu Sharma marched into the semifinals of the boys (U-14) category, in the ongoing Tennis Excellence Academy‘s tennis talent hunt series tournament for boys and girls (U-14), being held at Kharar today. Sahishnu defeated Dhruv Sharma 4-1 and 4-1. In other quarterfinal match of the same group, second seeded Anmol Rattan Kamboj trounced Asav Kumar 4-1 and 4-1.

In the girls’ category, Khushbeen Kaur upset top seeded Harleen Kaur in straight sets. Kushbeen Kaur defeated her opponent Harleen Kaur 4-1 and 4-2, whereas second seeded Ashpreet Kaur Bajwa blanked Adity Dogra at 4-1 and 4-0.

Results Boys (second round): Sahishnu Sharma beat Savinay Singh 4-0, 4-2; Jaskaran Singh Riar beat Alam Dhanoa 4-0, 4-1; Dhruv Sharma beat Chiraz Singh Dandona 0-4, 4-1, 7-5; Yuvraj Singh Kooka beat Siddharth Basatia 4-1, 4-2; Savneet Singh Bajwa beat Archit Jain 4-0, 4-2; Sehaj Punj beat Udaivir Singh 2-4, 4-1, 7-3; Vatsal Chauhan beat Pranav Chopra 5-3, 4-0; Kanishak Paul beat Manik Singh 4-1, 4-0; Shrut Mohan beat Udgam Aggarwal 4-3, 4-1; Kunwar Aishwarya beat Sarabjot Singh 4-2, 4-1; Vikram Aditya beat Chetanbir Singh 4-0, 5-3; Neeraj Yashpaul beat Deepinder Garg 4-0, 4-2; Asav Kumar beat Arunab Singh 4-1, 4-1; Udit Kamboj beat Daksh Marwaha 4-0, 4-0; Dhruv Tangri beat Dhananjay Singh 4-2, 4-2; Anmol Rattan Kamboj beat Jasraj Sethi 4-0, 4-1.

Boys (pre-quarters): Dhruv Sharma beat Yuvraj Singh Kooka 4-1, 3-5, 8-6; Savneet Singh Bajwa bt Sehaj Punj 4-1, 4-1; Kanishak Paul beat Vatsal Chauhan 4-2, 4-2; Kunwar Aishwarya beat Shrut Mohan 4-1, 4-2; Sahishnu Sharma beat Jaskaran Singh Riar 4-1, 4-0; Neeraj Yashpaul beat Vikram Aditya 4-2, 2-4, 10-8; Asav Kumar beat Udit Kamboj Anmol Rattan Kamboj beat Dhruv Tangri 4-0, 4-0.

Boys (quarterfinals): Savneet Singh Bajwa beat Kanishak Paul 4-1, 4-2; Kunwar Aishwarya beat Neeraj Yashpaul 4-2, 4-2; Anmol Rattan Kamboj beat Asav Kumar 4-1, 4-1; Sahishnu Sharma beat Dhruv Sharma 4-1, 4-1.

Girls (first round): Varinda Sharma beat Sirina Kalia 1-4, 5-4 (6), 7-5; Shrishti Dhir beat Dikshita Rana 4-0, 2-4, 8-6; Avneet Virk beat Bhumi Kakkar 4-0, 4-0; Sumera Mehta beat Luvya Singh 4-0, 5-3; Tashneen Makkar beat Neha Pal 4-0, 4-0; Sehajvir Bhandal beat Reet Malik 4-1, 4-1.

Girls (prequarters): Harleen Kaur beat Sukhmani Sahota 4-0, 4-0; Kushbeen Kaur beat Varinda Sharma 4-0, 4-1; Hanshika Sharma beat Shrishti Dhir 4-1, 4-0; Rahat Mangat beat Agrima Tewari 4-0, 4-2; Mansi beat Avneet Virk 5-3, 2-4, 7-3; Nandini beat Sumera Mehta 4-1, 2-2 (conceded); Adity Dogra beat Tashneen Makkar 4-2, 5-3; Ashpreet Kaur Bajwa beat Sehajvir Bhandal 4-2, 4-1.

Girls (quarterfinals): Rahat Mangat beat Hanshika Sharma 5-3, 4-1; Kushbeen Kaur beat Harleen Kaur 4-1, 4-2; Ashpreet Kaur Bajwa beat Adity Dogra 4-1, 4-0; Nandini beat Mansi 4-1, 4-0.



Gatka championship
GGS College for Women-26 clinch title
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 9
Gatka squad of Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, claimed the top honours of the Panjab University Inter-College Gatka Tournament for women, concluded at the Gymnasium Hall of Panjab University, here today. The local team claimed first place scoring 15 points. Guru Nanak College for Girls, Sri Muktsar Sahib, with 13 points and Sant Majha Singh Karamjot College for Women, Miani (Hoshiarpur) with 8 points, secured second and third place, respectively. Team of GGS Khalsa College for Women, Kamalpura (Ludhiana) finished their campaign at fourth spot with 5 points.


Single Soti (team): GGS College for Women, Chandigarh, 1; Guru Nanak College for Girls, Sri Muktsar Sahib, 2; GGS Khalsa College for Women, Kamalpura, 3

Single Soti (individual): Kavita, GGS College for Women, Chandigarh, 1; Parminder, Guru Nanak College for Girls, Sri Muktsar Sahib, 2; Manjit Kaur, SMSK College for Women, Miani, 3.

Farri Soti (team): GGS College for Women, Chandigarh, 1; SMSK College for Women, Miani, 2; Guru Nanak College for Girls, Sri Muktsar Sahib, 3

Farri Soti (individual): Harpreet Kaur, Guru Nanak College for Girls, Sri Muktsar Sahib, 1; Harpreet Kaur, SMSK College for Women, Miani, 2; Harjinder Kaur, GGS Khalsa College for Women, Kamalpura, 3.



GNPS-36 beat Chaman Lal DAV School by 98 runs
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, February 9
The cricket team of Guru Nanak Public School (GNPS), Sector 36, Chandigarh, won their first match against Sandeep Sagar Cricket Academy by 98 runs, during the 4th Shaheed Major Sandeep Sagar Memorial Cricket Tournament for boys (U-13), being held at Chaman Lal DAV School, here today.

After electing bat first, the batting line-up of the team, stood tall on their skipper’s decision.

The team posted a healthy total of 252 runs in the allotted slot of 35 overs. Openers Nikhil and Anshul started their team’s innings on a good note and score 86-runs for the first wicket. Later Ritik Shukla and Yuvraj Rai stabled the team’s innings and contributed a major share in the team’s total. Nikhil (50 off 45), Anshul Negi (36 off 32), Ritik Shukla (44 off 44) and Yuvraj Rai (25 off 32) were the main scorers for the team.

For bowling side, Arayan claimed most of the damages clinching 3 for 40 whereas his counterpart Nehal claimed 2 for 25.

Chasing their target, the Sandeep Sagar team bundled out on 154 runs in 34 overs. Opener Gourav scored 60 runs off 65 balls, to lead the score chart, however failed to get good support from any of his teammates.

Arjun scored 21 off 25 balls was the other noticeable scorer for his team. For Guru Nanak Public School team, Anshul Negi (2 for 30) and Ritik Shukla (2 for 25) claimed two wickets each.



Hockey tourney: Ticket rates slashed

Chandigarh, February 9
In order to pull more spectators, the management of Jaypee Warriors Punjab team decided to cut down ticket prices of the VIP category, for their rest of three games, to be held at the Hockey Stadium, Mohali. The management decided to offer VIP tickets for Rs 200 while Rs 50 for the general stands.

The tickets will remain available at Gate 1, 2 and VIP Gate, of Hockey Stadium, Mohali, Glasstique, Sector 9, Panchukla, Peddlers, Sector 35, Chandigarh and Nik Bakers, Sector 9 and 22, Chandigarh. Entry for armed forces personnel and students will be free. The Punjab Warriors is schedule to play three home-matches on February 11 (7:30pm), February 15 (5:30pm)and on February 16 (7:30pm). — TNS



Handball selection trials
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 9
The Chandigarh Handball Association will conduct selection trials to shortlist the senior women handball team, at Handball courts of DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, (4 pm) on February 11.

The selected team, after attending a preparation camp, will participate in the 42nd Senior National Handball Championship (Women) to be held at Narwana, (Haryana) from February 22 to 27. Bonafide players of Chandigarh are eligible to participate in the trials.



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