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2 brothers surrender before court
Tribune News Service

Mohali, May 1
Two brothers, involved in the murder case of Punjab Powercom’s lineman Piara Singh (58) surrendered before a local court today.

The accused, Manjit Singh and Darbara Singh, have been taken into custody by the police. They also procured three-day remand of the accused from the court.

Another accused Harbhajan Singh alias Billu was arrested a few days ago while three other accused in the case are still at large.

Notably, the victim Piara Singh, a resident of Durali village, was thrashed badly by the accused on March 22. He was shifted to PGI where he succumbed to his injuries on March 23. The police had registered a case under Sections 302 and 149 of the IPC against six persons on the complaint of the victim’s son, Rupinder Singh.



HC puts Estate Office, Admn on notice
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 1
Nearly a week after Worldhotel Turquoise was sealed, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today put on notice the UT Estate Office and the Chandigarh Administration.

As the case came up for resumed hearing, the Division Bench of Justice Surya Kant and Justice Lisa Gill made it clear that the respondents were required to file a reply by Friday.

Aggrieved over the UT action to seal Worldhotel Turquoise in the Industrial Area, the hotel owners had moved the HC. They were seeking the cancellation of the sealing orders.

The notice comes at a time when the hotel owners and UT officials are at loggerheads over the issue. Seeking directions to the UT to remove the seal, the hoteliers have contended that the officials sealed the hotel without issuing a notice.

The Estate Office is alleging violation of building bylaws. Recently, a team of the Estate Office had sealed the premises of Worldhotel Turquoise in the Industrial Area, Phase II. In all, the UT had sealed four properties where anomalies were detected.



Pedestrian killed in mishap
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 1
A pedestrian was killed after he was hit by an overspeeding vehicle at The Tribune roundabout last night.

The deceased, aged about 35 years, have not yet been identified. No one was able to note down the registration number of the vehicle.

Meanwhile, the police have obtained the CCTV footage of the area and are trying to identify the vehicle, which had hit the pedestrian, said the police. 



Head constable assaulted

Chandigarh, May 1
A UT head constable, who reached the spot where two brothers were fighting, was assaulted by two persons last night.

After receiving a call on the PCR, head constable Kuldeep Singh along with other cops went to the spot and found Omvir and Bunty fighting. They were under the influence of liquor. When the constable tried to pacify them, they thrashed him and even tore his uniform.

The duo’s elder brother had rung up the PCR when he saw them hitting each other.

The police arrested the duo and their medical examination confirmed presence of alcohol in their bodies. A case has been registered. — TNS



Chandigarh all out for 157 on Day 1
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 1
Local batsman continued to perform average in the ongoing series of ML Markan Cricket Trophy for Boys (U-16) being held today.

On the first day of the three-day match against Ropar, the local side bundled out for a mere total of 157 runs in 45.5 overs.

Opting to bat first, the team failed to create good partnerships. For Chandigarh, Yogesh Nathani remained the only main scorer. Ropar's Navpreet Singh with his 5 for 43 damaged Chandigarh's innings.

Replying to the modest total, Ropar batsmen crawled to 51 runs for 2 wickets in 53 overs. Harshpreet Singh (13 off 152 balls) and Rohin Sangwan (20 off 134 balls) will open team's innings on the second day.

For Chandigarh, Amandeep Singh and Harshdeep Singh claimed one wicket each.

Brief scores

Chandigarh (1st innings) - 157 all out in 45.5 overs(Ayush Sikka 22, Satyam Sharma 24, Tavleen Singh 32 and Yogesh Nathani 41, Navpreet Singh 5 for 43 and Jashanpreet Singh 2 for 9).

Ropar - 51 for 2 in 53 overs (Harshpreet Singh 13 not out and Rohin Sangwan 20 not out, Amandeep Singh 1 for 10, Harshdeep Singh 1 for 13).

In the second match at the Dhruv Pandove Stadium, Patiala, the host team scored 380 runs against Mohali.

A 131-run stand between Prince Balwant Rai and Tejpreet Singh and 115 runs for the 7th wicket between Prince Balwant Rai and Abhishek Verma helped the team to save their day.

Rai, saving his team from sinking, went on to score a double century. He scored 206 runs (36 boundaries and two sixes) off 263 balls. For Mohali, Akashdhari took the charge and claimed 6 for 138 while his teammate Shivang Saini claimed 4 for 41.

Brief Scores:

Patiala - 380 all out in 98.3 overs (Prince Balwant Rai 206, Tejpreet Singh 60, Abhishek Verma 26, Harshdeep Singh 33. Akashdhari 6 for 138 and Shivang Saini 4 for 41)

In another match, Amritsar after winning the toss scored 375 runs in 78.3 overs before being bowled out by Jalandhar bowlers. Kunwar Pathak scored 162 off 171 balls inclusive of 25 boundaries before being castled by Keshav. He was supported by Abhishek Sharma, who scored 63 off 67 balls studded with 11 boundaries and Rahul Kashyap, who chipped in 52 off 59 balls inclusive of 9 boundaries.

For Jalandhar, Kulwinder Singh (3 for 96) and Parerit Datta (3 for 100) claimed equal share of wickets. In reply, Jalandhar made a shaky start and lost 3 wickets on 11 runs in 4 overs. Medium pacer Amit Sharma claimed all three wickets for 7 runs.

Brief Scores:

Amritsar (1st innings)- 375 all out in 78.3 overs (Kunwar Pathak 162, Abhishek Sharma 63m, Rahul Kashyap 52, Shivam Sharma 49, Kulwinder Singh 3 for 96, Parerit Datta 3 for 100, Keshav Sharma 2 for 41).

Jalandhar (1st innings)- 30 for 4 in 14 overs(Gaurav Chaudhary 14,Amit Sharma 3 for 7, Abhishek Sharma 1 for 15).



With 178 medals, Haryana’s 13-year-old skater aims big
Deepankar Sharda
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, May 1
Aryan Pal Singh Ghumman (13), an outstanding skater, is looking ahead to take a big leap in the world of skating.

At an age when most of the children start learning, this local lad has won 178 medals.

In his total medals tally, he has 102 gold medals and represented Haryana and his district in seven national skating championships.

Aryan Pal, a Class VIII student of St Xavier’s High School, Sector 20, Panchkula, is trying to balance his life between studies and sports.

While participating in national skating competitions, he bagged five gold, four silver and three bronze medals.

“It’s been some great achievements so far and I would like to continue with the same in the future. I started practicing skating at the age of five, with my parents also started taking keen interest in it,” he said.

“Later, I started practicing at the Rolling Skating Club. The club has a professional environment as many budding skaters used to compete with each other,” Aryan Pal said.

He has also participated in the federation nationals at Mumbai and got the honour of being the National Speed Champion in boys (10-12) quads category. For this achievement, he will also get a cash prize of Rs 4 lakh from the Haryana Government. Earlier, he was declared as the Haryana state champion and was awarded with a cash prize of over Rs 1 lakh and a scholarship from the Haryana Sports Department.

“As per daily routine, I get up at 3:30am and attend road practice sessions near Panchkula. Following a practice of 20 km in a one-hour session and later in the evening, I attend rink practice session. I take full advantage of sprint and finishing races under a certain time period,” he said.

His coach Chander Singla said: “He is a disciplined student of the club and takes full advantage of his god-gifted talent of balancing on wheels. In the past eight years, he hardly skipped any practice session and in the coming days he would be an international skater,” Singla added.

Aryanpal was also the state champion of the Sushil Kumar Memorial Haryana Rolling Skating Championship for the two consecutive years and he also won a silver medal in the 26th Haryana Olympics Roller Skating Championship for Men at the age of nine years.



Golf Club president announces new panel
Deepankar Sharda
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 1
Keeping up his promise to uplift the golfing environment, at the Chandigarh Golf Club, newly elected president of the club Birinder Singh Gill has come up with a new portfolio.

In one of the new portfolios, the Chairman, Cooperate Social Responsibility, will look after the welfare of members, staff, caddies and underprivileged golfers. Also the person in-charge will take care of the golf-related needs and aims to bring in more ideas to increase social interaction related to golf in the club. The charge of this portfolio has been given to Dr GS Kochhar, who was elected as the executive member of the new committee with 526 votes casted in his favour during the recently held annual elections of the club on April 27.

In other portfolios, SPS Ghai (Nippy), who got 500 votes, has been named as the captain of the club for the upcoming session while IPS Mann, who got the major share of 646 votes among members of the executive committee, has been named as the new vice-president of the club.

Balbir Singh Mangat (Bob) has been given the charge of being the secretary of the club. He had got 431 votes. Dr BR Jain, who received 404 votes, has been appointed as the treasurer of the club while Jaspal Singh Sidhu, who got 461 votes, will look after the tournaments for physically challenged.

Ravinder Singh Virk will look after the media, magazine and junior golf training programmes of the club. He was elected in the executive committee with 613 votes.

"Professional golfers have welcomed the formation of this committee. And I will work wholeheartedly to achieve a spot for the Chandigarh golf course in the top 10 golf courses of the country," said Birinder Gill.



Jairaj Sandhu maintains lead
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 1
On the third day of the IGU Yes Bank Chandigarh Juniors National Amateur Golf Championship, local golfer Jairaj Singh Sandhu lead the day in the category A, being held at the Chandigarh Golf Club.

Sandhu maintains the lead with 215 points while another local golfer Feroz Singh Grewal has maintained the second lead with 220 points at one over on the third day.

Punjab’s Yuvraj Sandhu secured the third spot with 220 points with two-over par on the third day. In category B, Delhi’s Kartik Sharma, Haryana’s Sunhit Bishnoi and Chandigarh’s Aadil Bedi are led the day.



Tennis meets from May 9

Chandigarh, May 1
The Total Tennis Academy will organise its annual total tennis circuit tournaments at various academies across the tricity from May 9 onwards.

The first tournament will be held at Paragon Senior Secondary School, Sector 71, Mohali.

The events will be held in both boys and girls (Under-10, U-12, U-14, U-16 and U-18 years) categories. Interested players can send their entries to Rakesh Hooda (09781707026 ) before May 8 (6pm) for participation. — TNS



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