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Woman’s death: City police register murder case
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh September 14
A day after a 70-year-old woman, who went missing on September 11 was found lying near the 3BRD on September 12 with her kin alleging it was murder, the police have registered a case in is regard. Earlier, the police claimed it to be a hit-and-run case following which the victim’s family raised a hue and cry and alleged that she had been murdered. The police added Section 302 IPC (murder) in the case today.

The woman identified as Bishni Devi went missing from her house on September 11.

The police said Devi had left her house for some work, but she did not return till midnight following which her son, Gujram, a resident of Phase II, Ram Darbar, lodged a missing complaint with the police at the Sector 31 police station. The police said on September 12, Devi was found lying on the road near the 3BRD and was rushed to the GMCH-32, where she was declared brought dead.

The police said it appeared that an unknown vehicle had hit Devi when she was crossing the road.

However, the victim’s family members alleged that she had been murdered.Inspector Kirpal Singh, SHO of the Sector 31 police station, said they had added section of murder in the case after the family alleged it was a murder and were investigating.



No need for foreign hockey coach: Ex-Olympian
Deepankar Sharda
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 14
The Indian hockey team does not need any foreign coach to develop skills and raise the standards of playing. This was stated by former Indian hockey team coach Rajinder Singh. The former Olympian and the coach of the Indian hockey team, who coached the team for little over two years, feels that the appointment of foreign coaches is nothing but pressure on players and sheer wastage of money.

“The authorities should spend good time in searching and appointing Indian coaches rather than offering big amount to foreign coaches. The Indian players understand their mother tongue. What the Indian hockey has gone through, in the recent past, is enough to prove that who all are at fault,” said Rajinder Singh, while inaugurating Marvel Gym- Fitness and Sports Hub at Sector 33. The coach inaugurated the gym along with a former Indian team skipper, Olympian Rajpal Singh, and Olympian Sukhbir Gill.

The former coach believes that senior players and coaches should be given proper education, so as to raise their standards.

“Foreign coaches and Indian coaches are no different. Coaching a team is like helping a child to choose his or her career. Why the authorities cannot give the same amount of money and time bound to some Indian coach, like they offer to foreign coaches? The boys need to be paid well, so that they feel motivated to play for the nation. The association also needs to educate coaches and senior players,” said Singh.

About Punjab’s downfall in sports, he commented, “Players from Punjab are doing well in the national circuit. However, the government needs to encourage them, same like as our neighboring states are doing.”

He wished the Indian hockey team all the luck for the upcoming Asian Games to be held in Incheon (South Korea) from September 19 onwards. “The Indian team will surely perform well in the upcoming championship. The players are ready to play against Asian rivals, especially the host South Korea,” said Olympians Rajpal and Sukhvir.

While inaugurating the sports hub, all three former achievers encouraged the youth stay fit.

Young hockey fans were also spotted at the newly-inaugurated Sector 33 gym to catch a glimpse of their favourite star.






Katoch Shield Trophy
Patiala score 300 runs on Day 2

Chandigarh, September 14
Mohali’s bowlers made a comeback on Day 2 of the ongoing Katoch Shield Trophy match against Patiala today. The host team of Patiala with 211 runs for three on the opening day, fumbled out on 300 runs all out in 139.1 overs today.

Kunwar Raina and Amitoze Singh were claimed by medium pacer Manpreet Gony and Jaskaran Singh Bhuttar, respectively. Kunwar was caught out by Gony for 28 runs while, Jaskaran stumped Amitoze on seven runs.

Patiala kept on losing wickets at regular intervals while, Karan Kaila stood firm and scored unbeaten knock of 44 off 145 balls, inclusive of two boundaries and one six. In reply, Mohali team scored 26 runs for no loss in 11.3 overs. The match was called off due to heavy rain.

Brief scores

Patiala-300 for all out in 139.1 overs (Ravi Inder Singh 77runs, Prabhjot 88 runs, Kunwar 28 runs, Karan 44 not out, Jaskaran four for 33 runs, Varun three for 76 runs, Gurkirat Mann one for 67 runs, Manpreet Gony one for 33 runs).

Mohali-26 for no loss in 11.3 overs (Manul 18*, Simrat 6*)

In the second match, Jalandhar scored 162 runs while chasing Amritsar at 189 runs. Trailing by 27 runs, Jalandhar lost first five wickets for 96 runs. Brief score

Amritsar-189 all out in 64 overs (Rohan 19 runs, Raman 34 runs, Charanjit Singh 56 runs, Vinay 38 runs, Ashwani 17 runs, Shubek two for 27 runs, Taruwar two for 27 runs, Yogesh two for 27 runs, Rahul one for 51 runs, Pargat Singh one for nine runs, Navdeep Singh one for 45 runs)

Jalandhar-162 for 8 in 50 overs (Pargat Singh 24 runs, Abhishek Gupta 29 runs, Bhupinder Singh 33 not out, Ashwani three for 51 runs, Vinay Chaudhary three for 32 runs). — TNS






CBSE North Zone Cluster-I Football Tournament
Tagore school corner glory
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 14
Tagore International School, east of Kailash, New Delhi, defeated Vasant Valley School, New Delhi, to bag the winning trophy of the CBSE North Zone Cluster-I Football Tournament for Girls. The tournament is hosted by PML SD Public School and was played at St Soldier’s School, Sector 28, here today.

The winners posted victory with the help of Dalima Chibber, who hit a goal in the 55th minute of the match.

In the hard line match, Modern School, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi, defeated Alchon School, New Delhi, 4-3, in a tie-breaker.

Earlier, in the semifinal, Tagore International School, New Delhi, defeated Alchon School, New Delhi, 4-3, in tie-breaker. Vasant Valley School, New Delhi, defeated Modern School, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi, 2-0. Aarushi and Vrinda scored a brace each.



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