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Man ends his life in Kharar
Tribune News Service

Mohali, May 31
A middle-aged person allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself at Kharar last evening.

Baljinder Singh, the son of the deceased Gurdial Singh, alleged that his father ended his life as he was being harassed by Jind-based Hardial Singh and his son Sukhwinder Singh.

Gurdial Singh allegedly shot himself in his right temple with his licensed revolver, at the office of his friend Surinder Pal Singh, who runs a real estate business, in Shivalik Avenue, Kharar.

In his complaint, Baljinder Singh alleged that his father was very upset as the accused duo had grabbed their land at Dhoor village in Patiala. “The land in question was given to the father-son duo on contract,” claimed Baljinder Singh. He added that yesterday, his father went to Hardial’s village to meet him in this connection and at around 5.15 pm, he allegedly shot himself dead.

On Baljinder Singh’s complaint, the Kharar police have registered a case against Hardial Singh and Sukhwinder Singh.



fraudsters strike
Hiring housemaid costs city resident Rs 35,500
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 31
A resident of Sector 15 here was duped of Rs 35,500 by a ‘company’ on the pretext of providing a housemaid.

Preetpal Singh, an advocate and brother of Panipat Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Parminder Kaur, got a call from Delhi on May 28 asking him if he required a domestic help. “The caller introduced himself as Ram and stated that he came to know that we were looking for a housemaid,” Singh said.

Singh said although he had not spoken to anyone that they were looking for a maid, he decided to employ one. “We were planning to hire a domestic help but I don’t know how the caller came to know about it,” he added.

After negotiations, the deal was struck at Rs 35,500, out of which Rs 25,000 was the company’s commission and Rs 10,500 was three-month advance salary of the maid.

Singh said the day after he agreed to the offer, a boy and a girl reached his place. “I made the payment for the commission through cheque and the remaining amount was paid in cash,” he said. He was given a receipt of the payment and a form with a photograph and particulars of the domestic help before the boy left.

On May 30, Singh found the domestic help missing after which he called on all the mobile numbers provided to him but all were switched off. “I called up Ram and informed him about the incident. He told me that he would visit Chandigarh with another domestic help and assured me of returning the money. However, he too switched off his mobile later,” the victim said.

Singh has lodged a complaint at the Sector 11 police station and provided them with the photograph of the domestic help and the boy who had accompanied her.

The police have initiated an investigation into the incident.

It may be mentioned that Preetpal Singh’s is not the sole case as in the recent past, some city residents have fallen prey to such fraudsters.



Chain snatched
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, May 31
Two motorcycle-borne youths snatched a gold chain of a resident of Sector 4 here this afternoon. The victim Nirmal Jain was walking along side the road separating Sector 4 and 11 when the youths came from behind and snatched her chain.

A case has been registered at the Sector 5 police station.



Nine drug peddlers arrested
Tribune News Service

Mohali, May 31
Continuing its special drive against drug peddlers, the Mohali Police arrested nine persons in separate cases and recovered heroin, smack, poppy husk and synthetic drugs from their possession.

The police said the arrested persons include Tajinder Singh Soni from Hoshiarpur, Jaskaran and Surinder, both from Fazilka, Balwinder from Bathinda, Karam Chand Kalu, Parmod Singh from Uttarakhand, Harmanpreet from Gurdaspur, Arvinder from Majatri village, Sohana and Irshad alias Sonu from Baltana.

Mohali SSP Inder Mohan Singh Bhatti said continuous raids were being conducted by the police to arrest the drug peddlers. Notably, the police had also arrested nine persons on Thursday under its anti-drug drive.



u-16 tennis tourney
City lad wins national title
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 31
City’s tennis prodigy Paramveer Singh Bajwa achieved a new feat with winning the national title of boys (U-16) category, for the second consecutive year, concluded at Mumbai on Saturday.

In the 8th Ramesh Desai National Championship, being organised by the Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association, Bajwa finished at top spot defeating unseeded Rian Pandole in straight sets 6-3 and 6-1.Earlier, in the semi-finals of the event second seed Bajwa, defeated Maharashtra’s Siddhant Banthia 6-4 and 6-3 while in the quarter finals, he trounced down Sumit Pal Singh of Jammu and Kashmir 6-4 and 7-5.

Last year, Paramveer won the 7th edition of the same championship under same category. Earlier this year, Bajwa made it to the three-member Indian junior squad for Davis Cup (junior). Paramveer Singh Bajwa had won more than 81 titles so far and presently ranked 300 in the world as per the International Tennis Federation (ITF). He is a trainee of Tennis for Excellence Academy, Sunny Enclave, Kharar, under the supervision of Gurvinder Singh Sahota, for last three years.



Dhruv Pandove Trophy
Navansh smashes unbeaten ton
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 31
Riding high on Navansh’s unbeaten knock of 111 runs, the Chandigarh team scored a healthy total of 387 runs against Jalandhar, during the first match of Punjab state inter-district tournament (U-19) for Dhruv Pandove Trophy.

After electing to bat first, Chandigarh batsmen scored 387 runs before getting all out in 92.4 overs. Navansh scored the most runs for his team with contributing 111 off 112 balls with six boundaries and nine sixes.

The team’s total was equally supported by Bhagminder Singh, scoring 80 off 145 balls with 14 boundaries and Vineet Dhaka, contributed 72 with 8 boundaries and a six. For Jalandhar, Rohit Chauhan claimed 3 for 96 while Manpreet Singh (2 for 52) and Rishin Sharma (2 for 87) claimed two wickets each.

In the second match of the tournament, Mohali after winning the toss scored 212 runs against Amritsar while the latter scored 38 for 1 in 9 overs at the close of first day play.



North Zone Civil Services Golf Tournament
Rupinder Singh, BB Kaushik bag trophies

Chandigarh, May 31
Around 80 officers including 21 retired officers, from various states, participated in the 8th North Zone Civil Services Golf tournament, conducted at the greens of Chandigarh Golf Club, here today. In the serving officers’ category Rupinder Singh, SSP, PP, claimed the winner’s trophy while in the retired officers’ category BB Kaushik from Haryana bagged the trophy. In special prizes Sahil from the invites category hit 340 yards on the 4th fairway to claim the prize while PK Chaudhery, former chief secretary, Haryana, clinched the prize of nearest to pin. A total of 10 participating golfers won the fun activity, against Harmeet Singh Kahlon, Arjuna Awardee, of hitting the longest shot on the 3rd hole. Members including 2 reserves golfers were announced to participate in the All India Civil Services Golf Championship.

Selected members: Rupinder Singh, Rajeev Moudgill, Aaditya Gupta, Bhupinder Singh, YR Saini, Jagdev Singh Mahi, SK Sharma, Kulwaran Singh, B Chandra Shekhar, KK Sindhu, Varinder Kumar and Dr RC Mishra. — TNS



Chess tourney
Nishant leads on Day 1
Tribune News Service

Mohali, May 31
Nishant Garg , maintaining three points, lead the first day of the two-day Mohali District Chess Championship being organised by Punjab State Chess Association, held at The British School, Sector 70, Mohali, today. He maintained three points in the Boys (Under -11) category.

A total of 45 players are playing in both boys and girls (under-11) and (under-19) category. Players from various schools of the district participated in the tournament and competed displaying skills to bag the title.

In the boys’ (U-19) category Vibhushit Singh and Harnoor Singh both tied at the top spot with three points each.


Boys(under-11): Nishant Garg (3 Points); Ekam Singh (2.5 Points); Arjun Sagar, Vansh Gupta, Akshat Antil (2 Points); Shriharsha, Raghav Sharma, Arsh Gupta (1.5 Points)

Girls(under-11): Mitali Saini (1 Point); Prathna Kapoor (1 Point)

Boys(under-19): Vibhushit Singh, Harnoor Singh (3 Point); Saurabh Sharma (2.5 Points); Karanveer Singh, Manpreet Singh, Harshit Garg, Ishu Garg, Simranjeet Singh, Esh Gupta, Mehul Puri, Arman Gohil, (2 Points)

Girls(under-19): Saumya Gohil, Srishti Antil (2 Points); Rhea Sharma, Vanshika Arora (1 Point).



CCA announces probables’ squad

Chandigarh, May 31
The Chandigarh Cricket Association (affiliated with Haryana Cricket Association) has announced a probables’ squad of 37 players for the inter-district cricket meet. The camp will start from June 2 at the cricket grounds of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19 (6.30 am) onwards. During the coaching camp, the selectors will shortlist the final team for the inter-district cricket championship to be organized by Haryana Cricket Association. The selected players, for camp, will nurture their skills under the guidance of Coach MS Walia.

Probables’ squad: Ashwin Garg, Balwinder Singh, Satish Rana, Lalit Mohan Sharma, Ajai Jain, Prithvi Lohtia, Tarun Kumar, Ranjot Singh, Ran Soilder Singh, Sinkandar Kapoor, Sukhman, Gagan Deep Sharma, Sahil Kapoor, Shubham Vashist, Sidarth Bakshi, Lakhbir Singh, Aniket Parcha, Akshat Budhiraja, Aniket, Puneet Sharma, Sameer Thappa, Robin Singh, Joy Mathur, Sharya Chibber, Utsav, Angand Singh, Gurpreet Singh, Hem Pandey, Abhinav, Vicky Kumar, Sidarth Mehta, Himanshu Khanna, Deepender Singh, Yagya Sharma, Rakshit Srivastva, Tohin and Yuvraj Singh. — TNS



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