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MBBS/BDS courses
UT failure to offer quota for wards of defence personnel under scanner
Saurabh Malik
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 18
The failure of the Chandigarh Administration to offer reservation to wards of defence personnel in MBBS/BDS courses has come under the scanner of thePunjab and Haryana High Court. Taking up a petition on the issue filed by a minor student, Yashvika, through counsel GS Ghuman, the vacation Bench of Justice Rajive Bhalla and Justice Harinder Singh today issued a notice of motion to the UT Medical Education and Research Secretary, Government Medical College and Hospital Principal and two other respondents. The case will now come up for further hearing on June 30.

Seeking the setting aside of the All-India Pre-Medical Test-2014 brochure, Yashvika said the direction was required to that he "wards of defence personnel were allotted seats in the reserved category".

Going into the background of the matter, she contended that the Medical Education Secretary and the GMCH Principal issued a centralised admission notice for the MBBS/BDS courses in a local daily on May 30.

Daughter of an ex-serviceman, she downloaded a copy of brochure only to find that it did not give weightage or reservation to the wards of the defence personnel. She then posted to the authorities concerned a notice on reservation for the wards of the defence personnel in Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector- 32. But the respondents did not even respond.

She added that the Medical Education and Research Secretary had issued a policy on reservation of seats for the admissions to educational, technical, and medical institutions under the control of the Chandigarh Administration way back in May, 1993. Perusal of the policy letter made it evident that the details of the reservation for dependents of the defence and paramilitary personnel were given in it. The policy was further amplified vide letter dated March 18, 1999.

"The brochure now issued was against the policy letter, which clearly enunciates 5 per cent reservation for the wards of defence personnel in medical institutions. Still further, the Government of Punjab has also allotted 1 per cent reservation in the MBBS/BDS courses to the wards of defence personnel…. "The Government of Haryana too has provided 5 per cent reservation in the Government and Government-aided education institutes".

Ghuman added one of the substantial questions of law before the 
court was whether the respondents "could ignore the policy letter regarding reservation for the wards of defence personnel"?



Three members of ragi jatha duped
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 18
The UT police arrested a travel agent and booked another for cheating three members of a Ragi Jatha of the Shri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara, Bathinda, on the pretext of sending them abroad.

Accused agent Yashpreet Singh of Ludhiana has been remanded in two-day police custody. His accomplice Harman Singh of Ludhiana managed to flee.As per the case, the two had summoned the ragis to collect their passports along with visas from the gurdwara in Sector 7. However, the father of one of the ragis noticed that the visas were fake and they called the police. The ragis, including Dipender Singh, Surinder Singh and Iqbal Singh were lured and told that they could get an easy settlement in Canada and so they paid Rs 70,000 each.

The police said ragi Dipender was suspicious of the agents and father of another ragi Surinder. Gurmeet Singh also accompanied them when they came to collect their passports from agent in Sector 7.

The police said before collecting Rs 70,000 from the victims, the agents also charged Rs 5,000 each as fees and for filing of forms and attaching their photographs. A case was registered at the Sector 26 police station.

During the probe, it was found that two more cases of fake visas were registered against them— one at Miani in police station in Moga district and one in Jodhewal Basti police station in Ludhiana.



Two booked for bid to rape 15-year-old girl

Chandigarh, June 18
In a shocking incident, a Burail resident and his nephew allegedly attempted to rape a 15-year-old girl by forcibly entering her house and also tried to make her consume phenyl before hitting her with a bottle on the head.

The police have booked the two accused –20-year-old Shubham and his uncle 40-year-old Subhash, alias Lakha, in a case of attempt to rape, attempt to murder under Sections 452, 307, 376, 511, 34 of the IPC and various Sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual offences (POCSO) Act. The accused as well as the victim are residents of Burail. While Subhash has been arrested in the case, Shubham is absconding.

The police said the accused were known to the girl and had earlier got into a fight with her. The incident occurred this morning when the 15-year-old victim, who is a class IX student, was alone at her home in Burail. Shubham and Subhash forcibly entered her house and bolted the room from inside. The victim told the police that they tied her mouth with a cloth and when she continued raising an alarm, Shubham hit her with a bottle on her head.The two also made her consume phenyl, before attempts were made to rape the minor . They then fled the spot leaving her in an unconscious state.

The victim’s medical examination was conducted following which the police registered the case. — TNS



Youth suffers gunshot injuries
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, June 18
A 25-year-old youth got critically injured after he suffered a gunshot on his back late this evening. The victim, identified as Anil Kumar, was rushed to the General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula.

He was later referred to the PGIMER, Chandigarh, due to his serious condition.

The police had not got any information from the hospital yet. Baljeet Singh, station house officer of the Sector 14 police station, said: “We will investigate the matter after we get some details. I will send some police officials to the PGI to know the exact case.”

Doctors at the General Hospital, Sector 6, here said the victim suffered a gunshot on his back. Though prima facie, his kin had told the hospital authorities that the incident happened mistakenly, the exact details would be known after investigations.



Two booked for abducting minor girls
Tribune News Service

Mohali, June 18
The Mohali police booked two migrants for abducting minor girls on pretext of marrying them in separate cases here. In the first case, the police registered a case under Sections 363, 366 A, IPC at Phase 11 Police Station on the complaint of the victim’s father Bachche Lal, a resident of village Jagatpura. Bachche Lal alleged that his 16-year-old daughter had gone at Phase 10, where she had been working as a domestic help in a house, on May 20. He named Rajnish from Uttar Pradesh for adducting his daughter.

In another case, the police registered a case against Vikas, who hails from Bihar on the charges of abduction of 16-year-old daughter of Badri Prajapati, a resident of village Madanpura. The victim’s father alleged that his daughter has been abducted by the accused on June 16 when she had gone to Phase 4 gurudwara to attend her stitching classes.



Sarpanch, husband booked for encroaching on ‘shamlat’ land
Tribune News Service

Mohali, June 18
The police have booked Balongi sarpanch Balwinder Kaur, her husband Bahadur Singh and a migrant, Janardhan, for encroaching upon village ‘shamlat’ land (common land).

Sub-inspector Gurnam Singh said a case under Sections 13, 2A of the Punjab Village Common Land Act and Section 447 of the IPC had been registered against the sarpanch, her husband and the migrant at the Balongi Police Station.

“A complaint in this regard was made by Block Development Panchayat officer Mohinder Singh. In the complaint, he alleged that Balwinder Kaur and Bahadur Singh had taken money to allow Janardhan to construct his hutment on a shamlat land in Ambedkar Colony at the village,” said Gurnam Singh.

Further investigations were on, said the sub-inspector.



Dhruv Pandove trophy
Chandigarh in driver’s seat
Bhagminder’s 5-wicket haul puts the city team in command over Amritsar
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 18
A fine bowling performance by Chandigarh, enabled the side to put themselves ahead against Amritsar, during the ongoing match of Punjab Inter-District Cricket Tournament of boys (U-19) for Dhruv Pandove Trophy, being held at the Cricket Stadium, Sector 16, Chandigarh.

After handing a lead of 27 runs to its opponents in the first innings, Chandigarh today scored 318 in 115 overs to set a target of 292 runs for Amritsar.

Resuming at overnight total of 154 for 5, Chandigarh went on to score 318 runs. Nawansh Aggarwal and Arpit Singh collected 81 runs for the 6th wicket before Nawansh was caught by Shivam off Abhishek for 48 off 128 balls with 7 boundaries and one six.

Arpit Singh and Utkarsh Aggarwal took the score past 250 before Utkarsh was caught by Ashim off Rohit for 25 off 30 balls with 2 boundaries and one six.

Arpit missed his century when he was trapped in front by Karan Sharma for 96 off 158 balls studded with 13 boundaries and one six.

For Amritsar, Rohit Kumar claimed 4 for 116 while Karan Sharma took 3 for 26.

Chandigarh left arm spinner Bhagminder Singh played a vital role and claimed five wickets to reduce Amritsar to 132 runs for 8 in 49 overs at close of 3rd day’s play. Amritsar lost their opener Abhishek Sharma with 3 runs on the board and after that the team kept on losing wickets at regular intervals. Bhagminder Singh hogged the limelight claiming 5 for 37. Marshal Bhagat (30 runs), Karan Sharma (28 runs) and Rahul Kashayap (20 runs) remained the main scorers for the day.

Brief scores

Chandigarh (1st innings): 188 all out.

Amritsar (1st innings): 215 in 64.1 overs

Chandigarh (2nd innings): 318 all out in 115 overs(Arjit Singh 79, Shivam Bhambri 26,Nawansh Aggarwal 48, Arpit Singh 96, Utkarsh Aggarwal 25, Rohit Kumar 4 for 116, Rahul Kashyap 2 for 108, Karan Sharma 3 for 26)

Amritsar (2nd innings): 132 for 8 in 49 overs (Marshall Bhagat 30 not out, Karan Sharma 28 and Rahul Kashyap 20,Bhagminder Singh 5 for 37).

In the second match, Mohali took over a commanding position against Ludhiana.

Resuming at overnight score of 302 runs for 5 wickets, Mohali team was bowled out for 399 in 123.5 overs. The innings was supported by a 127 runs partnership for the 6th wicket between Raman Deep (81 off 60 balls with 6 boundaries and 5 sixes) and Pranjay Jain (76 off 117 balls studded with 10 boundaries). For Ludhiana, Hartejasvi, Navendu and Kashish claimed three wickets each. Leading by 101 runs, on first innings, Mohali team bowled out Ludhiana for 175 with Parul (47 runs) scoring the highest scorer. For Mohali, off spinner Jaswinder Singh took 7 for 56 runs for Mohali. In reply, Mohali team needs 75 runs for an outright win, on the last day of the match.

Brief scores

Ludhiana (1st innings): 298 all out

Mohali (1st innings): 399 all out in 123.5 overs (Shubhman Gill 141, Abhijit Garg 4, Ramandeep 81*, Pranjai Sharma 76, Hartejasvi 3 for 69, Kashish 3 for 55, Navendu 3 for 78)

Ludhiana (2nd innings): 175 all out in 55.4 overs (Parul 47, Rajat 25, Kashish 20,Jaswinder7 for 56)

Mohali (2nd innings): 12 for no loss in 4 overs.

In another match, Patiala team defeated Jalandhar by 10 wickets and attained 7 points including a bonus. Jalandhar side was bowled out for 197 in 61.2 overs with Manpreet (50 runs), Sahil Lall (44 runs) and Rajat Sharma (25 runs) chipping a major share. For Patiala, Gogia (4 for 45), Gurtej Sethi (3 for 28) and Mayank Markande (2 for 62 ) were the successful bowlers. In reply, Patiala scored 117 runs in 25.2 overs to win the match with opener Mandeepinder Bawa (62 runs) and Sanveer Singh (54-runs) ensuring the team’s win.

Brief scores

Jalandhar (1st innings): 227 all out

Patiala (1st innings): 308 all out in 104.3 overs

Jalandhar (2nd innings): 197 all out in 61.2 overs(Manpreet 50, Sahil Lall 44 and Rajat Sharma 25,Gogia 4 for 45 Gurtej Sethi 3 for 28 and Mayank Markande 2 for 62)

Patiala (2nd innings): 117 for no loss in 25.2 overs (Mandeepinder Singh Bawa unbeaten 62 and Sanveer Singh unbeaten 54).



Soccer scores over cricket
Deepankar Sharda
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 18
India is nowhere on the FIFA map but the world cup is attracting more youth in comparison to the ongoing cricket tournament between India and Bangladesh. Cricket in India enjoys an envious position in comparison to other sports. It is popular among masses however when it comes to soccer, where Indian team stands at 154th position as per FIFA rankings, the ongoing world cup takes over the edge.

In a latest example, on Tuesday when Stuart Binny break Anil Kumble’s 21-years-old record, the city youngsters were discussing about the overnight Brazil’s match with Mexico. And even today, late night goalless draw between Brazil and Mexico were discussed more rather than Binny’s spell of 6 wickets for 4 runs pumping India’s second win over the Bangladeshi rivals.

“We all know that India has nothing to do with soccer world cup however the craze among local youngsters makes the game more attractive than cricket. We are receiving many queries regarding telecast of world cup matches but due to no permission to telecast late night match we are unable to entertain them. Even during club nights visitors ask to switch-on the matches,” said Manoj Rajput, Chief Operating Officer, of a newly opened night club. On other hand, manager of a famous joint in Sector 35, said, “Watching a 90 minutes of game (120 minutes if extended) is easier for viewers than watching a slow 3 hours long match,” said VP Singh.

Some national-level local junior cricketers also supported the fact that the ongoing football world cup has got an edge over the ongoing series. “People do take a lot of inertest in watching football. And it’s amazing that despite India’s no participation in the world cup masses are attached to the game madly. Had Indian been playing in the World Cup, things would have been more exciting,” said Vipual Kapoor.



CCA selects probables
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 18
The Chandigarh Cricket Association (affiliated with Haryana Cricket Association) announced the probables’ squad for the boys (U-14) and boys (U-16) Chandigarh’s cricket team. According to Surinder Singh Baijee, general secretary of the association, the selected players, after undergoing the coaching camp and final selection procedure, will represent Chandigarh in the inter-district cricket tournament for both age groups, to be organized by Haryana Cricket Association. The coaching for the selected players will start from Wednesday on June 18 at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, Chandigarh.

Selected members

Boys (U-14): Kushal, Ranjot Singh, Satish Rana, Sherya Chibber, Ran Soldier Singh, Aniket Parcha, Aniket, Yuvaj, Rakshit Srivastva, Himanshu, Abhinav, Utsav, Prithvi Lohtia, Angand Singh, Ajai Jain, Ashwin Garg, Deepender, Sidarth Bakshi, Yagya Sharma, Pranav Vashist, Tohin and Gagandeep Sharma.

Boys (U-16): Treykash Bali ,Aayush Gautam, Nikhil, Gautam, Gurpreet, Manan Chadha, Varun Bhatnagar, Vivek, Prince, Hardik, Rahul, Utkarsh Bhukal, Amit Thappa, Samerpreet, Manhar Manchandha, Jaspreet Bains, Swapnil, Ritik Shukla, Koling, Aayush Chomala.



Sidharth beats Kunal in straight sets
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 18
In the ongoing sub-junior and junior tennis meet, held at Divya Public School, Sidharth Goel defeated Kunal while Udeyveer Singh overpowered Sarabjot, today. In the semi-finals of the combined (U-12) category, Sidharth Goel beat Kunal 4-1 and 4-0 whereas Udeyveer Singh beat Sarabjot 4-1 and 4-3 (7-5). On other hand, in the second round matches of combined (U-16) event, Karan Bhalla beat Sahaj Punj 7-6, 9-7 while Puru beat Aditya.

Results (U-14) quarterfinals: Sahaj beat samarth Suri 6-2; Udey Veer beat Sohani 6-0, Archit beat Sarabjot 6-2, Sidharth beat Vansh deep 6-2; Semifinals: Archit Juneja beat Sidharth Goel 4-2,2-4,(10-8)

First round (U-16) Shubham beat Simar Kaur 6-0; Jot Shikhar beat Akash 6-0; Sahaj Punj beat Bhalinder 6-0; Second round: Karan Bhalla beat Sahaj Punj 7-6 (9-7), Puru beat Aditya 6-2, Jot Shikhar beat Shrenik Bhalla 6-1; Abhudey beat Kabir 6-0.



Panjab University offers freebies to sportspersons
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 18
In order to revive sports culture in Panjab University, Chandigarh, the authorities have decided to give special incentives for the outstanding sports persons studying in the university. The sportsperson claiming first three positions or representing the nation in Olympic Games, World Cup tournaments, World Championship, Commonwealth Games, International Athletic Meets or Asian Games will be eligible to get free education, hostel, services of swimming pool and gymnasium.

The sportspersons will be exempted from tuition fees and all other charges except examination fees. Also, they will be awarded special reserved seats in hostels without any hostel fees or any other charges except mess and canteen charges.

The incentive scheme is for the outstanding sports persons who will bring laurels for the university. The players should also play for the university in the inter-university competitions.



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