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Traffic jam claims woman’s life
Manju had a cardiac arrest and died on the way
Tribune News Service

Pinjore, June 28
Traffic jam on the Pinjore-Nalagarh highway claimed a life today. Manju Paul, a resident of Anchal Vihar colony, who had a cardiac arrest, got struck in the jam while her son Rajinder Pal was taking her to a hospital. Rajinder Singh claimed that the cops on duty helped their vehicle to get out of the jam after a long time but to no avail.

Rajinder claimed that they managed to reach the Community Health Centre Pinjore but faced disappointment as the centre was closed.

“We moved to Kalka but again caught up in the traffic on the Pinjore-Kalka road which further delayed us. While on the way condition of my mother deteriorated. The doctors declared my mother ‘brought dead’ at the Kalka hospital,” he said.

When contacted Shakti Singh, SDM, Kalka, said the administration is doing its best possible to ease traffic on the highways. For public convenience, no entry hours have been enforced in Pinjore town.

“The problem will be solved after the completion of the Surajpur-Nalagarh bypass,” he added.



Senior citizen run over by train
Our Correspondent

Kalka, June28
A 69-year-old man died after coming in front of a moving train near Ram Nagar here today. The deceased—Nand Kishore, a resident of Parade Mohalla—was, reportedly, suffering from some ailments for long, because of which he took the extreme step. He was reportedly under stress because of his health. He was a retired employee of Hindustan Machines and Tools, Pinjore. He had left home for Parwanoo in the morning but did not return home till 4pm.

The family members came to know about the tragedy when Government Railway Police (GRP) informed them after the deceased was identified as resident of Parade Mohalla.

After removing the body from the track, the police sent it to the Community Health Centre, Kalka.

The body was handed over to the family after a postmortem.

The police have started investigations in this regard.



Hit-and-run case
Man crushed to death by bus
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, June 28
In a tragic hit-and-run case, a 32-year-old biker was killed when he was hit by a private bus on the Panchkula-Pinjore road near Lohagarh village late last night. The victim, identified as Gurnam Singh, a resident of Karanpur village, Pinjore, was going back home from his shop at 11.30 pm after closing for the day when the incident took place. The bus driver fled the spot. There were no passengers in the bus.

Incidentally, the victim was quite close to his house when the incident took place. According to a scrap dealer, an eye witness, the impact of the accident was so huge that Gurnam got stuck in the front portion of the bus. The driver got down, took him out hurriedly and fled. Meanwhile, till the time the scrap dealer could follow the bus driver on his cycle, he found that many vehicles had run over the body of the victim.

“It was a head-on collision. The bus was going towards Panchkula,” said a police official.

The police took the victim to the general hospital where he was declared brought dead. The doctors at the general hospital said that the body was almost chopped off and organs were hanging.

Raj Kumar, an eye witness, who was there at the general hospital said the police reached late on the spot and it was the by standers who rushed the victim to the hospital.

Gurnam is survived by his wife and a ten-year-old son. The victim had recently returned from Japan. He worked at a jewellery shop there but was not able to survive and moved back to his native place in India.

Police reach late: The local police that claim to be on patrolling entire night reached the spot 45 minutes late. Charanjit Singh, brother of the victim, said after they got a call from a local villager, they rushed to the spot but police was not there. The police reached 45 minutes late. It was the passers-by who rushed my brother to hospital,” said Singh.



Grade IV ITF tournament
Local lad Paramveer loses in semis
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 28
Local lad Paramveer Singh Bajwa faced defeat in the semifinals of the Grade IV ITF tournament being played in Bangkok. Paramveer went down against his Turkmenistan’s opponent Iqor Barzasekov in the semifinals 6-4 and 6-2.

Earlier, Bajwa reached the semifinals by defeating Taiwanese player in straight sets 7-5, 6-4 in the quarterfinal. Bajwa is the only Indian player to make it to the semis.

Also earlier this month, he bagged the national U-16 championship for the second time in a row. The 16-year-old tennis player had also represented the country in the junior squad for the Davis Cup, which was held in Malaysia in May.

Elated over his success and form, Paramveer said, “My ultimate goal is to bag a Grand Slam in the singles category for the country.” In his perseverance to bag the country its first singles Grand Slam, Paramveer practises almost three to four hours a day with one hour of fitness programme.

Bajwa discovered his passion for the game at the age of six and his triumphs include third ranking in the U-14 category in 2012. Presently, he is ranked second in the category.

The tennis player, who is presently ranked 367 in the world as per the International Tennis Federation, has won more than 81 titles so far. He was also the winner of the U-16 National Championship (singles) held in Mumbai, plus winner of the National Series Singles Title held in Kolkata in 2013.

In 2012, the local boy clinched the title of Asian U-14 Championship, both in the singles and doubles category. Bajwa is a trainee of Gurvarinder Singh Sahota of Tennis Excellence Academy in Kharar.



Manav Mangal skating carnival kicks off
Tribune News Service

Mohali, June 28
The second Manav Mangal Speed Skating Carnival started at the Total Skating Academy in Mohali today. Skaters from tricity, Ambala and Patiala are participating in the event. On the first day, Jaskaran won two gold medals, Jahaan won two silver medals while Samraat bagged two bronze medals in the boys (U-4) Quad category.

Results: U- 4 girls inline: Jeeyat- two gold; 4-6 boys quad: Shaurya- 2 gold, Arnav- 1 silver and 1 bronze; 4-6 girls quad: Sameeha- 1 gold and 1 silver; 4-6 inline: Darshit- 2 gold; 6-8 quad boys: Sant parwan and Ayush- 1 gold each; 6-8 quad: Akshita- 2 gold; 6-8 inline: Tejveer and Lakshay- 1 gold each; 8-10 quad boys: Jashan beer and Kartik- 1 gold each; 8-10 quad girls: Varnika- 2 gold; 10-12 quad boys: Saksham and Sanyam- 1 gold, Unnat Veer- 1 bronze; 10- 12 quad girls: Vidushi- 2 gold; 10-12 inline: Shivam- 2 gold; 10-12: Dayati- 2 gold; 12-14 quad boys: Aryanpal- 2 gold, Kinshuk- 1 silver and Adhiraj- 1 silver; 12-14 quad girls: Tisha and Vashika- 1 gold each; 14-16 inline boys: Harmanbir- 2 gold; Above 16: Ajay- 2 gold.



Sidarth, Pranay to clash for tennis title
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 28
Sidarth Goyal beat Aarav Joshi and Pranay Sharma defeated Dhairya to reach in the finals of boys U-12 category of the ongoing Shemrock Ace Tennis Academy’s Tennis Series Championship.

In the semifinals played today, Sidarth Goyal beat Aarav 6-0 while second finalist Pranay Sharma overpowered Dhairya 6-1. In the semifinals of boys (U-14), Neeraj beat Shrenik Bhalla 8-0 to face Sehaj Sidhu, in the finals, who defeated Sidarth Goyal 8-2.

Results: Second round: Pranay Sharma beat Shrenik Bhalla 6-5(5), Sidarth beat Jaspreet Singh 6-0, Pranay Sharma beat Shrenik Balla 6-5(5), Dhairya beat Vanshdeep by 6-4; Semifinals: Sidarth Goyal beat Aarav Joshi 6-0, Pranay Sharma beat Dhairya 6-1; Boys (U-14) 2nd round: Neeraj beat Rahul 6-0, Daanvir beat Shivam 6-5(5), Dhairya beat Aarav Joshi 6-4, Shrenik Bhalla beat Kanishq Chhabra 6-0, Sidarth Goyal beat Aryan Sharma 6-1, Ishaan Puri beat Ramandeep Singh 6-2, Vanshdeep beat Sidhant Chough6-5(6), Sehaj Sidhu beat Anmol 6-0, Quarterfinals: Neeraj beat Daanvir 6-0, Shrenik Bhalla beat Dhairya Chadda 6-2, Sidarth Goyal beat Ishaan Puri 6-1, Sehaj Sidhu beat Vanshdeep 6-0; Semifinals: Neeraj beat Shrenik Bhalla 8-0, Sehaj Sidhu beat Sidarth Goyal 8-2.



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