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Two booked

Dera Bassi, February 27
A nursing student made a complaint against her fellow students of harassing and threatening her. The police booked Maninder Singh and Preet Virk under the Sections 354-A, 354-D, 294, 506, 509 and 34 of the IPC. 

The victim alleged that the accused used to harass her by making obscene gestures and calls on her mobile. “They also threatened me that they will throw acid on me if I would not respond to their advances,” alleged the complainant. No arrest has been made so far. — TNS



Teenager, woman end their lives

Dera Bassi, February 27
Two persons allegedly committed suicide today.

Harvinder Kaur (24), a resident of Kakral village, Kaithal, was found hanging from a ceiling fan in her rented accommodation at Palm Enclave, Zirakpur. She was doing a private job at Dera Bassi.

Jaideep (16) was found hanging from a ceiling fan at his house in Gulmohar City Extension, here. Jaideep was the student of Class X in Gurukul School, Panchkula.

No suicide note was found in both the cases. — TNS


Man held for raping minor
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, February 27
The Panchkula police today arrested a man on a charge of raping a minor, who lives in his neighbourhood.

The accused, identified as Satish Kumar, allegedly raped a Class IX student, who was on her way to school, yesterday morning.

The police said Satish Kumar drugged the victim before committing the crime in the nearby forest area of the Mansa Devi Complex (MDC).

The rape has been confirmed in the medical report of the victim. In her complaint to the police, the victim’s mother alleged that her daughter narrated the incident to her after returning home. “She told me she was forced to inhale some substance, following which she fell unconscious”, alleged the mother. The Station House Officer of the MDC police station, said Satish was produced before the court and a case was registered.



Tea vendor stabs constable in Burail 
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 27
A UT police constable was stabbed following a scuffle with a roadside vendor in Burail today. The constable received injuries on his hand. The police have arrested the tea vendor in this regard.

Constable Dilbagh Singh was on duty when he asked the tea vendor to remove his rehri, as it was encroaching on public land. The tea vendor, Juth Bahadur, objected to it and a heated scuffle ensued. The vendor then took out a knife and stabbed the constable.

The accused was arrested while the constable was taken to the GMCH-32 where he is undergoing treatment.

A case has been registered at the Sector 34 police station.



Theft in Sector 23 Shiv temple 
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 27
In a theft case, Rs 2,000 was reportedly stolen from Prachin Shiv Mandir in Sector 23 on the intervening night of February 25 and 26.

Temple authorities said it was happening for the fifth time in the past one year and the police had failed to solve the cases. The theft occurred between 1.45 to 2 am as per the CCTV footage installed in the temple.

The thief, who is seen taking out the money from the box in the CCTV footage, broke the locks before taking out the money. He, however, could not gain entry into the main temple as he was unable to break the grill but was seen trying to break it in the footage. He took out whatever money he could from near small idols on the outer side of the temple.

Dinesh Sharma, president of the temple, said the police had failed to check the rising number of thefts in the temple. “Last time, the police told us to install a CCTV camera to check the crime. We have installed as many as seven cameras and even now, the police are clueless,” he said.

Inspector Dilsher Singh Chandel, SHO, Sector 17 police station, said there were five priests sleeping inside the temple when the theft occurred. “We are investigating,” he said. No case has been registered.



BBMB clinch trophy
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 27
Kabaddi team of Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) defeated National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC), to win the final of Inter-CPSU Kabaddi Tournament, concluded at Kabaddi grounds, Sports Complex, Sector 42, here today.

The BBMB team defeated NHPC 23-7. Earlier, in the semi-finals played today at the same venue, the team of NHPC defeated SJVNL 23-18 whereas BBMB defeated Power Grid’s squad 36-25.

In the hard-line clash, the Power Grid side thumped down SJVNL 23 18.



GNPS-36 register big win
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 27
Cricket team of Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36 defeated DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, by 111-runs, during a match of 1st Kanwar Bhan Memorial Cricket Tournament for boys (U-13), being held here today.

Batting first, the winning side posted a healthy total of 218-runs for 4 wickets in the allotted slot of 40 overs. Batsman Saksham Gupta lead the team’s score chart and posted 56 runs off 73 balls. For bowling side, Sourav (1 for 36) and Aryan (1 for 30) claimed a wicket each.

In reply, the team of DAV School, Sector 8, scored 107 runs before getting all out in 28 overs. Anuj (36 off 51) and Reetik (25 off 31) chipped in major share. 



Siril upsets top seed Chirag, enters semis
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 27
Eighth seed Siril Varma ASS, from Andhra Pradesh upset top seed Chirag Sen of Air India, in the quarter final match of boys (U-17) category, during the ongoing 23rd Smt Krishna Khaitan All India Junior Ranking Badminton

Tournament, being held at the badminton courts of the Panjab University, here today.

In girls (U-17) pre-quarter final match, ninth seed Sai Uttejitha Rao of Andhra Pradesh beat top seed Shikha Gautam of Karnataka 21-13, 9-21 and 21-17.

Results (Quarter finals):

Boys (U-17): Siril Varma ASS bt Chirag Sen 21-12 21-15; Rahul Yadav C bt Kaustubh Rawat 21-19 21-6; Arintap Dasgupta bt Jagadeesh K 21-9, 17-21, 21-17; Kanishq M bt Mithun M 24-22, 20-22, 21-16.

Quaterfinals: Girls (U-17): Sai Uttejitha Rao Ch. bt Anura Prabhudesai 21-19, 18-21, 21-15; Mahima Aggarwal bt Tanishq M. 21-18, 21-16; Santoshi Hasini R. bt Harika V. 16-21, 21-13, 21-15.

Boys’ Doubles (U-17): Kartik Jindal and Hardik Makkar bt Saif Ali Khan A. and Nikhilshyam Sriram 21-12, 21-12; Kartikey Gulshan Kumar and Bodhit Joshi bt Lalit Dahiya and Rohan Parashar 21-18, 21-19; Arintap Dasgupta and Kaustubh Rawat bt Swapnil Sagar Mali and Sourabh Singh 21-12, 21-12; Gouse Shaik and Basheer Syed bt Brijesh Yadav and Shubham Yadav 17-21, 21-16, 21-19; Arjun Sachdeva and Saad Ali Syed bt Divum Gupta and Shahid Iqbal 21-17, 21-9; Nishant Batra and Arjun Gupta bt Nishchay Jaiswal and Priyansh Kushwani 21-19, 19-21, 21-8; Krishna Prasad G. and Satwik Sai Raj R. bt Evaan John Abraham and Kiran George 21-14, 22-20.

Girls’ doubles (U-17): Mahima Aggarwal and Shikha Gautam bt Saumya Singh and Mayuri Yadav 21-10 21-13; Diksha Choudhary and Tanishq M. bt Mugdha Agrey and Pallavi Pitale 21-14, 21-18; Vaishnavi K. and Sonika Sai P. bt Tanishka Malakar and Anisha Wase 21-10, 21-5; Akshita Bhandari and Himanshi Rawat bt Cherish D'Souza and Kalpita Sawant 21-14, 21-15; Anagha Moghe and Kosha Trivedi bt Prerna Dawar and Simranjit Kaur 21-11 21-14; Riya Mookerjee and Anura Prabhudesai bt Pooja Devlekar and Aarya More 21-7, 21-14; Kavya Gandhi and Khushboo Kumar bt Shriya Bhagwat and Radha Mundle 21-15, 21-16; Kuhoo Garg and Harika V. bt Divyanshi Rathore and Pranjal Taneja 21-13, 21-11 Boys (U-19): Saad Ali Syed bt Karan Rajan 21-18, 22-20; Arintap Dasgupta bt Kartikey Gulshan Kumar 16-21, 21-15, 21-13; Shouvik Ghosh bt Tapas Shukla 21-10, 21-8; Utkarsh Arora bt Sahaj Minhas 19-21, 21-12, 21-16; Arshalan Naqvi bt Siddharth Pratap Singh 21-14, 21-13.

Quarter final: Girls (U-19): Revati Devasthale bt Shikha Gautam 21-17, 17-21, 21-18; Sai Uttejitha Rao Ch. bt Sri Krishna Priya K. 23-21, 10-21, 21-14; Pooja D. bt Sudha Kalyani D. 13-21, 21-12, 21-19.



Sanam beats Mathias in nail-biting finish
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 27
Local tennis player Sanam Singh, after bouncing back strongly, defeated 6th seed Mathias Bourgue of France during the DLF-ITF Men’s Futures US $10,000 Tennis Tournament, being held at CLTA, Sector 10, here today.

Sanam after losing the first set at 2-6 against 6th Bourgue, bounced back quickly to claim the 2nd set at 6-3. In the final set, both players played quality tennis, before the score went tied at 4-4. In the 9th game Bourgus had break point in Sanam’s serve but the latter hit two aces to ensure deuce and then later he continued to play well to lead at 5-4.

In the 10th game Bourgue was serving to save the match but Sanam controlled ground strokes and broke his opponent’s serve. He won match in final set at 6-4.

In another see-saw battle Ronit Singh, with a fighting hand, went down against Vishnu Vardhan. In the 1st set, Ronit claimed the game at 6-4 but Vishnu. Vishnu ensured his comeback and claimed the other at 6-3.Vishnu kept his calm and with gaining confidence won the next two games and moved ahead with 7-5. He named the match 4-6, 6-3 and 7-5.

On other hand, pair of Vivek Shokeen and Sanam Singh will face Balaji Sriram and Ranjeet Virali Murugesan, in the finals of the competition, to be held tomorrow. 



UIET bags first prize in motor sports event
Single seat all-terrain vehicle designed by its students costs around Rs 60,000
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 27
An eight-member team of the University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET), Panjab University, won the first prize in the national-level motor sports event BAJA SAEINDIA-2014 held in Indore recently.

The team, Chargeurs Phoenix, includes ParamjitSingh, captain and co-driver, Jugraj Singh, main driver, Akhilesh Bhandari, vice captain, Pawan Yadav, Kunal Talwar, Shubham Chawla, Sanujya Gupta and Gaurav Singhal.

The team’s cost-efficient vehicle was appreciated by all. As many as 350 teams from across the country participated in the event. Out of these, 125 were selected for the racing competition.

The students have designed and fabricated a single seat off-road vehicle, which is meant to be driven at tough terrain. It has a 305 cc engine with a speed of 75 km per hour. The cost of the vehicle is around Rs 60,000.

The team began working on the all-terrain vehicle (ATV) in March last year.

They focused on ensuring high performance with a cost-effective vehicle. The members said they carried out welding and manufacturing work at their college workshop till late in the night.

Team captain Paramjeet Singh said they faced many challenges but overcame their difficulties through hard work and perseverance.

Singh said the team took nearly 9 months to assemble the vehicle, including wheel assembly, suspension, transmission, steering and electrical systems.



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