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3 arrested in snatching cases

Chandigarh, March 10
The UT police arrested three persons identified as Mohammad Khan, Ankit and Ajay, alias Mathura Mishra, and recovered a red mobile phone, which was snatched on February 24.

The three were arrested in a three-wheeler number HR- 68-A 8309 which was used in committing the offences.

The police said Khan was an illiterate and a mechanic. Ankit had studied up to Class VIII and was an auto driver and accused Ajay studied upto Class V and was a mechanic. The UT police have solved a total of five cases of thefts and snatchings with the arrest.

Sub Inspector Ram Rattan, incharge, Mauli Jagran police post, said six mobile phones of various companies was also recovered from Ajay and was seized by the police under Section 102 of the Cr.PC. — TNS



Man held with 1kg of opium

Chandigarh, March 10
The Crime Branch of the UT police arrested a person with one kilogramme of opium. The accused, Sanjeev Kumar, was arrested with 1kg opium without any license or permit.

DSP Jagbir Singh said his team noticed one pedestrian coming from the railway level crossing side carrying an orange-coloured carry bag. On seeing the police party, the person tried to escape, but the police team apprehended him. On questioning, he disclosed his name as Sanjeev Kumar, a resident of Mohalla Mori Gate, Mani Majra.

When his bag was searched, 1 kg opium was found in it. The accused could not produce any license or permit for its illegal possession.

A case under various Sections of the NDPS Act has been registered. — TNS



Thirteen held for keeping liquor without licence
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 10
In a special drive, the Crime Branch arrested 13 persons for possessing liquor without licence. The police arrested Sugnu, a resident of Sector 25, for possessing 10 bottles of country-made liquor, Sunil, a resident of Ram Darbar, Phase II, for possessing 10 bottles of country-made liquor.

The police also arrested Sankar, a resident, for possessing 10 bottles of country -made liquor. Other accused arrested were Vikas Tiwari, a Dhanas resident (22 bottles English wine, Pankaj Kumar (48 quarters of country-made liquor), Gurmeet Singh (possessed 11 bottles of country-made liquor), Ranjit Das (possessed 26 quarters of country-made liquor), Tinku (possessed 10 bottles of country-made liquor), Sandeep Kumar (possessed 10 bottles of country-made liquor), Rakesh Pandey, (possessed 12 bottles of country-made liquor), Vinod Sharma, (possessed 12 bottles of country-made liquor), Anil, (possessed 10 bottles of country-made liquor) and Mohammad Squir, a resident of Bapu Dham Colony, Sector 26, Chandigarh, (had 5 bottles and 16 quarters of country-made liquor and 20 quarters of English wine).

A total of 13 cases were registered under the Excise Act at various police stations.



One held for rape bid
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 10
The UT police today arrested Brij Mohan, a resident of Mauli Jagran, in an attempt to rape case of a seven-year-old girl. The girl bit the accused and managed to run away when the accused was trying to rape her.

Brij Mohan works as a security guard at a factory in Industrial Area. The girl is his neighbour and he lured her with a chocolate and took her inside a room. The girl screamed and raised the alarm and rushed outside after biting the accused. Soon neighbours gathered and the accused was apprehended and handed over to the police.

A case of rape attempt has been registered.



1 arrested in cheating case

Chandigarh, March 10
The Economic Offences Wing of the UT police today arrested a person in a case of cheating. The police arrested Arun Kapil in a fraudulent land deal case.

The complainant, Vipin Kumar, stated that he was cheated by the accused who took earnest money from him for a fraudulent land deal. The accused took Rs 30 lakh as earnest money while the sale deed of the plot costing Rs 53 lakh was found to be forged. — TNS



Haryana grapplers clinch title
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, March 10
Haryana’s wrestlers claimed the overall trophy of the 39th All-India Inter-State Electricity Board Wrestling meet which concluded at the Power Colony in Industrial Area, Phase II, here today.

The grapplers of Punjab attained the runners-up spot. In the finals of the tug-of-war event, Punjab won the title by defeating Haryana.

A total of 19 teams, of different electricity boards, took part in the event. Principal secretary power and chairman Haryana Power Utilities Davender Singh distributed the prizes.


57kg: First- Bijender, Second- Ajmer Singh; 62kg: First- Anil Kumar, Second- Mukesh; 65kg: First- Mahinder, Second- Krishan Lal; 70kg: First- Sher Singh, Second- Pawan Kumar; 74kg: First- Sandeep Sawant, Second- Harbir Singh; 86kg: First- Arjun Prasad, Second- Rajesh; 97kg: First- Kuldeep, Second- SD Patil; 125kg: First- Nariender and Second- Anil.



Ranbaxy XI outclass Siemens XI by 10 wickets
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 10
Ranbaxy XI outclassed Siemens Limited by 10 wickets in the ongoing 6th AG Pharma Cup T20 Cricket Tournament at Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 26, on Sunday.

After electing to bat first, Siemens XI bundled out for 101 runs in the allotted slot of 20 overs. Ashok Malik (36 runs) remained the main scorer of the team whereas JS Pahwa was the main wicket-taker (3 for 14 runs).

He was equally supported by Rakesh who took 3 for 18 runs.

In reply, Ranbaxy XI attained the target in just 7.1 overs with Sumit (55 runs) and Vikram (37 runs) scoring unbeaten knocks.

In another match, Kudos Chemie defeated Dabur XI by 42 runs. After putting to bat first, Kudos XI posted a total of 191 runs with a loss of five wickets in 20 overs.

The team’s score chart was extended by Rajbir, who scored 101 runs, whereas Manoj supported him with 25 runs contribution.

For Dabur XI, Rajinder claimed two wickets for 10 runs. In reply, Dabur XI could manage to score only 149 runs in 20 overs with Jajware (23 runs) and Rajiv (17 runs) scoring a lion’s share.

For the bowling side, Sumit and Ram Kumar picked two wickets each for 24 runs and 25 runs, respectively.

Brief scores

Siemens: 101 all out in 20 overs (Ashok Malik 36, JS Pahwa 3 for 14, Rakesh 3 for 18);

Ranbaxy: 104 for 0 in 7.1 overs (Sumit 55, Vikram 37);

Kudos Chemie: 191 for 5 in 20 overs (Rajbir 101, Manoj 25, Rajinder 2 for 10);

Dabur: 149 for 9 in 20 overs (Jajware 23 no, Rajiv 17, Sumit 2 for 24, Ram Kumar 2 for 25).



For local wrestler Satinder Singh, sky is the limit
12-time state champion is working hard for the nationals
Deepankar Sharda
Tribune News Service

Wrestler Satinder Singh
Wrestler Satinder Singh. A Tribune photograph

Chandigarh, March 10
Age is no bar for this 32 year-old local wrestler Satinder Singh when it comes to winning medals and bagging titles in wrestling. The 12-time state champion still craves for fame and for achieving his aim he is leaving no stone unturned.

Satinder has been practicing hard at the wrestling coaching centre of Sports Complex in Sector 42. He is looking forward to win laurels at the national-level championship scheduled for the month of June. “I am practicing hard to get selected for the national championship. Wrestling is my passion and I am looking forward to bag as many medals as I can in future,” said Satinder.

Earlier, he bagged titles of Hind Kesri in 2004, Rustam-e-Hind title in 2008, Punjab Kesri title in 2009, Haryana Kesri title in 2005 and Chandigarh Kesri title in 2012. He has 10 national championship medals in his kitty. He also bagged the 3rd spot at the Asian Cup in Kazakhstan. “Achievements boost a player’s confidence to take part in tournaments and to perform well. I will try my level best to live up to my dream of winning a medal for the nation,” he said.

He has represented Chandigarh in many national games and has also played for Punjab. Presently, he is representing Punjab Police in various local tournaments. “In coming days, I will be participating in some local tournaments. And in June, I will participate in the annual national meet,” he added.

According to his wrestling coach and mentor Darshan Lal, the wrestler is in good form. “He is great player, who is capable of defeating his strongest of opponents. Even during the practice sessions, he is a tough nut to crack and moreover, if all goes well, he may represent the nation in various international championships, this year,” Lal said.



Himmat, Mannat Giran adjudged best athletes
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 10
Himmat Singh Brar and Mannat Giran were adjudged as the best athletes in the boys’ and girls’ category, respectively, during the concluding day of the 21st Annual Athletics Meet of Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, held at the sports complex of Sector 46, here on Sunday.

The two-day meet concluded here with students participating in both indoor and outdoor competitions. Arjuna and Dronacharya Awardee Rajinder Singh distributed the prizes among the top positions holders of the competition. In the BSc boys’ and BSc girls’ category, Jatin and Kamini were named as the best athletes, respectively.


1500 m race (boys): First- Mani Ratnesh, Second- Amtoj Lamba, Third- Maninder Singh; Long Jump (BSc boys): First- Manoj, Second- Tarun, Third- Jatin; Shot Put (girls): First- Payal, Second- Aman Saini, Third- Arunjeet; Discus Throw (boys): First- Harikishan Rathee, Second- Himmat Singh, Third- Ravinder Kadian; High Jump (BSc boys): First- Tarun, Second- Jatinder, Third- Ravinder; High Jump (BSc girls): First- Pooja, Second- Monika, Third- Deepa; Discus Throw (girls): First- Harsimran, Second- Tanya, Third- Aman Saini; Long Jump (BSc girls): First- Kulwinder, Second- Tanvi, Third- Deepa; Shot Put (staff): First- Morris, Second- Raj Kumar, Third- Neeraj Sharma; 400m race (girls): First- Mannat, Second- Arunjeet, Third- Prerna; Shot Put (BSc girls): First Aman, Second- Deepa, Third- Pawan Kulvinder; High Jump (boys): First- Himat, Second- Subhkarman, Third- John; Long Jump (girls): First- Mannat, Second- Madhurima, Third- Payal; 200m race (BSc boys): First- Jatin, Second- Mohan, Third- Tarun; 200m race (BSc girls): First- Kamini, Second- Tanvi, Third- Priya; 200m race (girls): First- Mannat, Second- Madhurima, Third- Kushagrita; 200m race (boys): First- Himmat, Second- Mohit, Third- Harsh; Discus Throw (faculty men): First- Dr Rajinder, Second- Dr Jagjit, Third- Dr Dasari Harish; Discus Throw (faculty women): First- Dr Anumeha Bhagat, Second- Dr Roosy Aulakh, Third- Dr Nidhi; High Jump (girls): First- Manisha, Second- Mannat, Third- Payal; Long Jump (boys): First- Himmat, Second- Harsh Arora, Third- John; Shot Put (faculty men): First- Dr Jagjit, Second- Dr Rajinder, Third- Dr Dasari Harish; Shot Put (faculty women): First- Dr Anumeha Bhagat, Second- Dr Roosy Aulakh, Third- Dr Nidhi; 400m race (boys): First- Himmat, Second- Mohit, Third- Amtoj; 100m race (faculty men): First- Dr Mayank Jayant, Second- Dr Rajinder, Third- Dr Kanaram Jat; 100m race (faculty women): First- Dr Mala Bhalla, Second- Dr Roosy Aulakh, Third- Dr Anumeha Bhagat; Javelin Throw (girls): First- Arunjeet, Second- Aman Saini, Third- Diksha; Javelin Throw (boys): First- Harikrishan Rathi, Second- Upender, Third- Maninder; 100m race (BSc boys): First- Jatin, Second- Tarun, Third- Mohan; 100m race (BSc girls): First- Kamini, Second- Priya, Third- Monika; Shot Put (BSc boys): First- Anil, Second- Nirdosh, Third- Manoj; Javelin Throw (BSc boys): First- Mohan, Second- Anil, Third- Jatin; 800m race (boys): First- Himmat, Second- Amitoj, Third- Mohit; 400m race (BSc boys): First- Mohan, Second- Jatin, Third- Tarun; Javelin Throw (staff): First- Baljeet Singh, Second- Gurinder, Third- Banai Singh; Shot Put (boys): First- Shubkaramanjit, Second- Himmat, Third- Harikrishan; Javelin Throw (faculty men): First-Dr Ajay, Second- Dr Jagjit, Third- Dr Mayank Jayant; 100m race (staff men): First- Harish, Second- Deshmukh, Third- Banai Singh; Triple Jump (boys): First- Himmat, Second-Shubkaramajit, Third- Neeraj Pandey; 4x100m relay (faculty): First- Dr Mayank Jayant, Dr Rajeev Sharma, Dr Vipin, Dr Hanish, Second- Dr Kana Ram, Dr Jagjit, Dr Hemant, Dr Deepak, Third- Dr GP Thami, Dr Jasveer, Dr Ajay, Dr Amit.



vijay hazare trophy
Harbhajan Singh to lead Punjab team

Chandigarh, March 10
Right-arm off break bowler Harbhajan Singh will lead the Punjab side in the quarterfinal leg of Vijay Hazare Trophy, scheduled to start from March 12. The team left for Kolkata in the morning to play their quarter-final match against the winners of Baroda and Railways at Eden Garden.

Yuvraj Singh, the left handed batsman, will be available only for one match. Earlier, the Punjab side attained top spot in the north zone league by scoring 16 points, to qualify for the quarterfinal stage.

Team members

Harbhajan Singh (Captain), Gitansh Khera (Wicket-Keeper), Manan Vohra, Mandeep Singh, Gurkirat Singh Mann, Yuvraj Singh (1 match), Himanshu Chawla, Siddharth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma, Manpreet Singh Grewal, Rajwinder Singh, Gurinder Singh, Taruwar Kohli, Amitoz Singh, Sharad Lumba, Jeevanjot Singh, Bhupinder Singh Senior (coach), Harminder Singh (Fielding coach), Capt Sushil Kapoor (Manager), Ravi Raghuvanshi (Physiotherapist) and Dr Satbir Singh (Trainer). — TNS



cricket tourney
Hansraj to face Blue Bell Academy
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, March 10
Hansraj Cricket Academy, Sector 6, will face Blue Bell Cricket Academy, Naraingarh, in the opening match of the 2nd Kaushalya Devi Memorial Cricket Tournament for (U-15) boys. The tournament will be organised at the playing grounds of Hansraj Public School in Panchkula on March 23.

In the second match, the Blue Bell School Cricket Academy, Naraingarh, will lock horns with Eleven Star Cricket Academy, Chandigarh.

According to the organisers, all the matches of the championship will be played under the league-cum-knock basis.

Also, every team will play four league matches of 30 overs each.

During the championship, best performers will be awarded with the ‘Man of the Match’ award. Individual prizes, including best batsman, best bowler, best all-rounder, best fielder and best wicket-keeper will also be given to the winners.



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