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Woman jumps to death
Tribune News Service

Building from where the woman jumped in Dera Bassi on Saturday.
Building from where the woman jumped in Dera Bassi on Saturday. Tribune Photographs

Dera Bassi, August 23
A woman allegedly jumped to her death from the third floor of a building in Bhagat Singh Nagar, a residential colony, located on the Barwala road, near here, this morning.

Wife of JM Shekh, an employee with a real estate company, Amli Bibi (32) was found lying in a pool of blood in a street by her neighbours at about 8.30am today.

The residents who gathered at the spot informed her husband and the police about the incident.

Talking to the Tribune, SHO Gurjit Singh, said Shekh, his wife and their five-year-old younger daughter were staying in a rented accommodation in the colony. Two daughters of the couple were living with their grandparents in West Bengal, he said.

Police officials inspect the crime scene at Bhagat Singh Nagar in Dera Bassi on Saturday.
Police officials inspect the crime scene at Bhagat Singh Nagar in Dera Bassi on Saturday. Tribune Photographs

The family went to Ajmer Sharif Dargah in Rajasthan to pay obeisance and returned home at 7 this morning. Shekh, a foreman, had left for his office leaving behind his wife and daughter at their residence, the SHO added.

He said Amli was under depression for quite some time and seemed to have taken the drastic step due to the same.

Interestingly, her body was found in a street away from her house where the family was residing. Sources said the woman went to the third floor of a neighbouring building and jumped to her death. The police have initiated inquest proceedings on the statement of Shekh and the body has been kept at a morgue of the local Civil Hospital. Her parents have also been informed.



Man gets 4-yr jail for molesting minor girl

Mohali, August 23
Mohali Chief Judicial Magistrate Tarsem Mangla today awarded four-year jail term, along with a fine of Rs 2,000, to Prem Parkash, a Naya Gaon resident, for molesting a 10-year-oldgirl.

A case under Section 354 of the IPC and the Protection of Child against Sexual Offences Act was registered against Prem Parkash on July 16, 2013. The accused has been sent to a Ropar jail.— TNS



9 booked for defacing public property
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 23
The Chandigarh Police booked nine persons for defacing public property by pasting posters advertising their trades.

While six cases under the Prevention of Defacement of Property West Bengal Act 1976 have been registered in the Sector 34 police station, a case each has been registered at the Industrial Area and the Mani Majra police station.

Rajat Cheema, Ripudaman Brar, Basant Singh Sandhu, Baljinder Singh, Ashok Kumar and Phool Singh have been booked under separate cases registered at the Sector 34 police station.

A case against unknown person for pasting poster advertising paying guest accommodation has been registered at the Mani Majra police station.

Another case was registered against an unknown person at the Industrial Area police station for pasting advertisement poster in the Sector 30 market.

PU student leaders booked

Some leaders of the SOPU, the SOI and the ABVP were booked under the Prevention of Defacement of Property West Bengal Act 1976 after their posters were found pasted in the Sector 15 market. 



Theft bid foiled in Mohali

Mohali, August 23
Alert neighbours foiled a theft bid at a house in Phase IX this afternoon. The house was locked since April 23, as all the members of the family, including Jatinder, his wife Jaswant, their son Achlinder and daughter Amandeep, were shifted to the Civil Hospital by the local health authorities and a team of the Mohali District Legal Services Authority.

The family members, who all were reportedly mentally unstable, had been living in isolation for the past six years. At present, they were putting up at Prabh Asra, a home for homeless at Kurali, for treatment. The police said two thieves gathered the cash, around Rs 4.72 lakh, in carry-bags. “Thieves escaped on being challenged by neighbours, leaving the carry-bags behind. We have recovered the carry-bags,” said Inspector Gurdip Singh. — TNS



defacing of public property
Cases registered against establishments
Our Correspondent

Mohali, August 23
The police has registered cases against 10 establishments on charge of defacing public property here.

Superintendent of Police (Headquarters) Harpal Singh Sandhu said here today that the cases had been registered under Section 3 of the Punjab Prevention of Defacement of Properties Act, 1997.

The establishments included institutes, a creche and a property dealer’s establishment.

The Commissioner of the Municipal Corporation had given notices to 22 persons for the removal of the defacements.

Three days’ time was given to the violators to remove the defacements from the town. 



Man held on murder charge

Mohali, August 23
One person has been arrested on the charge of murdering a cigarette seller at Gharangan village. SP (HQ) Harpal Singh Sandhu said today that the suspect, Harjinder Singh of Jhugian village, had been arrested.

A knife allegedly used in the crime has also been seized from his possession.

Narain Dass, who used to sell cigarettes at the bus stand of the village, was allegedly murdered on the night of August 13 with some sharp-edged weapons. A case had been registered against unidentified persons at the Sadar Kharar police station. — OC



Cricket: St Joseph’s log win
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 23
Host St Joseph’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, (A-team), registered 51-run win against Swami Vivekananda School, Pinjore, during a match of the ongoing 6th St Joseph’s (under-13) Cricket Tournament being held here today.

Yashvardhan Chauhan’s 44-run contribution off 24 balls and Gantava’s tight bowling spell of four for 14 runs helped the side to register an easy win over the opponents. Batting first, the winning side posted 114 runs for seven wickets in the allotted slot of 20 overs. Besides Yashvardhan’s quickfire knock, Shrey Chibber also contributed a major share with contributing 27 runs.

In reply, the Pinjore’s outside bundled out on 63 runs in 12 overs with Anoop Singh remaining the only main scorer for his 29 runs contribution. For the winning side, Gantava claimed four for 14 runs.

Brief score: St Joseph’s School-114 for seven (Yashvardhan Chauhan 44, Shrey Chibber 27, Jagdeep Singh three for 17 runs, Abhisek two for 10). Swami Vivekananda School, Pinjore: 63 all out in 12 overs (Anoop Singh 29, Abhisek 18, Gantava four for 10 runs, Arpit Chabra two for six runs).

In the second match, Mount Carmel School, Sector 47, beat St Joseph’s (B-team) by eight wickets. After putting to bat first, the losing side posted 76 runs before ending their innings in 16 overs.

For the batting side, Ja Nashin Bajwa (17 runs) scored the major share while, for the bowling side, Nidhil claimed two for 14 runs.

Chasing the target, Mount Carmel School posted 76 runs with Harshpreet (25 runs) and Animesh (14 runs) scoring the lion’s share. 



GNPS-36 pip GTBPS-15
Tribune News Service

A match in progress between Tribune Model School and Sri Aurobindo School at Sector 18 in Chandigarh on Saturday.
A match in progress between Tribune Model School and Sri Aurobindo School at Sector 18 in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

Chandigarh, August 23
Guru Nanak Public School (GNPS), Sector 36, outplayed Guru Teg Bahadur Public School (GTBPS), Sector 15, 22-0, in a match of the ongoing 1st Independent School Association’s Basketball Tournament here today.

The team won all four quarters, 6-0, 2-0, 10-0 and 4-0, to name the match. For winning side, Swapanil collected four points. In the second match, Vivek High School, Sector 38, beat Saupin’s School, Sector 32, 33-8. For Vivek High School, Sahaij played a vital role and posted 16 points. The winners won first quarter, 14-0, but faced some resistance in the next at 4-2. In the next two quarters, the winning side collected 8-4 and 7-2 points respectively.

In the third match of same category, the New Public School, Sector 18, defeated the Sri Aurobindo School of Integral Education, Sector 27, 46-14 (16-2, 12-2, 9-4 and 9-6) with Dewang gathering 14 points. For the losing side, Vineet collected eight points.

In the fourth match, Sri Guru Harikrishan Model School, Sector 38, beat Tribune Model School, Sector 29, 15-2 (3-2, 4-0, 2-0, 6-0) with Leetesh contributing major share of five points.


Boys-Sacred Souls’ School, Kharar, bt St Kabir Public School, Sector 26, 46-4 (18-2, 7-2, 13-0, 8-0)

Main scorer of the winning team-Kamal Preet 16 points

Main scorer of the losing team-Arman four points

Gurukul Global School, Mani Majra bt AKSPIS International Public School, Sector 41, 25-12 (12-0, 8-2, 3-0, 2-10)

Main scorer of the winning team-Shri Pawan 10 points

Main scorer of the losing team-Noordeep six points

Vivek High School, Sector 70, Mohali, bt St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, 26-8 (8-2, 6- 2, 4-0, 8-4)

Main scorer of the winning team-Balraj 10 points

Main scorer of the losing team-Simrandeep five Points

Girls-St Joseph’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, bt Vivek High, Mohali, 31-06 (6-2, 6-0,10-2, 9-2)

Main scorer of the winning team-Satinder 13 points

Main scorer of the losing team-Mallika-six points.



St Stephen’s corner glory in football meet
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 23
Defending champion St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, won the ICSE Inter-School Football Championship (Chandigarh region) here today.

In the final of the championship, played on the football ground of the school, the title winners outclassed St Xavier’s School, Sector 44, 6-0.

The winning side displayed excellent team efforts. In the 30th minute, Teg Pratap Sandhu posted the opening goal. In the very next minute, striker Rishab doubled the joy with his power pack shot.

Coming back to basics, St Xavier’s started playing attacking game. Stephen’s custodian, however, bravely faced the attacks and played well to give full confidence to his team.

Later, in the second half, the host side came back strongly and scored back to back goals. Teg Pratap Sandhu hit goals in the 57th, 64th and 67th minutes that boosted their performance.

In the dying minutes (68th minute), Udayveer Sran scored the final goal and propelled team to the path of victory, 6-0.



Minerva Academy steers into football quarterfinals
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 23
Football teams of Minerva Academy, Minerva Sharks, Mohali FC, Tripari FC, Molon Labe, Rajbir FC, MDB FC and Panjab University qualified for the quarterfinals of the ongoing 2nd UT Futbol Campeonato 7-a-Side Football Tournament being conducted at the football stadium of Sector 17 here today.

In the group A match, Minerva Academy beat Maharaja Ranjit Singh Armed Forces Preparatory Institute, 11-0. While in group B, Mohali FC, in group C Minerva Sharks, in group D, Tripuri FC and in group E, Molon Labe Club registered wins.



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