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Panchkula, Kalka Votes 2014
Three file nomination from Kalka
Bipin Bhardwaj
Tribune News Service

BJP candidate Latika Sharma; and (right) INLD candidate Pradeep Chaudhary file their nomination papers at the office of the Returning Officer in Kalka on Friday
BJP candidate Latika Sharma; and (right) INLD candidate Pradeep Chaudhary file their nomination papers at the office of the Returning Officer in Kalka on Friday. Tribune Photos: Harjit Jaggi

Kalka, September 26
Three candidates filed their nomination papers from the Kalka Assembly Constituency here today. While Pradeep Chaudhary, sitting MLA of the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), filed his papers at 2.50 pm as per the advice of his religious guru, Congress dissident Sudesh Sharma filed his nomination in the noon.

Accompanied by Gajendra Chauhan, who played the role of ‘Yudhishthira’ in yesteryears’ TV series Mahabharata, BJP’s Latika Sharma reached the office of the Returning Officer to file her papers along with her advocate and three others.

Amandeep Chaudhary was a covering candidate of his father, Pradeep Chaudhary, while Seema Sharma filed her papers as a covering candidate of her husband, Sudesh Sharma. Sanjeev was a covering candidate of Latika Sharma.

Chaudhary field one set of nomination papers, while Latika and her covering candidate filed two sets each. Independent candidate Sudesh Sharma also filed two sets of nomination papers, while his wife field a set only.

With three more contestants filing their nominations today, the number of candidates who have filed their nominations so far has reached six.

Candidates of various parties reached the RO office with the workers and supporters amid beating of drums, raising slogans and holding party flags. Road shows crippled the normal life in the town for over six hours.

Residents of this historical town assembled in balconies of their houses along the old Kalka road to have a better view of the processions led by Latika Sharma and Pradeep Chaudhary.

Before filing her papers, Lakita Sharma and Gajendra Chauhan paid obeisance at Dropati Kund in Pinjore.

Accompanied by his wife Kamla Chaudhary, Pradeep Chaudhary and their son also offered prayers at the Kali Mata temple.

Vehicular traffic on the Kalka-Shimla and the Pinjore-Kalka roads was disrupted for almost four hours putting thousands of road users to a great hardship.



Actor Gajendra Chauhan campaigns for BJP candidate
Hemant Kumar

Gajendra Chauhan Kalka, September 26
Actor Gajendra Chauhan, who played the role of ‘Yudhishthira’ in yesteryears’ TV series Mahabharata, campaigned for BJP candidate Latika Sharma for the Kalka seat.

Clad in saffron jacket with a saffron cloth wrapped around his neck, Chauhan was accompanying the BJP candidate on an open jeep while Latika was on way to file her nomination papers here today.

While talking to The Tribune, Chauhan said: “My presence in Kalka will help Latika in winning the election from the Kalka constituency that is associated with Pandavas. Film actors play a vital role in the victory of politicians”.

“I have come here to give my blessings to Latika. He correlated his canvassing campaign with the Pandavas saying that they passed some years in Kalka, Pinjore and surrounding areas during their exile,” Chauhan said.

“Pandavas were a symbol of victory of justice over injustice. The same was going to happen in Haryana after the elections,” he claimed hinting that the BJP would form the next government in Haryana with a full majority.

Earlier, Latika Sharma and Gajendra Chauhan also visited the historical Kali Mata temple and performed “Havana” there. They also paid obeisance at the historic Draupadi Kund in Pinjore. 



INLD’s Pradeep Chaudhary is richest candidate from Kalka
Tribune News Service

Kalka, September 26
INLD candidate Pradeep Chaudhary is the richest among the three candidates who are contesting the Vidhan Sabha elections from the Kalka seat here. Bachelor of Arts from Panjab University, Chandigarh, Pradeep Chaudhary owns properties (movable and immovable) worth Rs 12,48,41,290. He owns two luxurious (Toyota Fortuner and Innova) vehicles.

Pradeep owns immovable property of Rs 1,19,03,790 and movable property of Rs 11,29,37,500, apart from the property of his wife, Kamla Chaudhary.

Independent candidate Sudesh Sharma also owns property (movable and immovable) worth Rs 6,53,45,193.

Sudesh Kumar, Civil Engineer (diploma holder), has a Tata Sumo and a Tata Safari.

Similarly, BJP candidate Latika Sharma, LLB from Lucknow, is third among the richest candidates contesting elections from the Kalka seat. She claims to have movable and immovable property worth Rs 4,78,24,380.



Woman gets jail for defaming mother
Court rejects appeal, upholds conviction, reduces jail term from one year to six months
Aneesha Sareen
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 26
Upholding the conviction order passed by the lower court and rejecting an appeal against the order, the Court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Nazar Singh today sentenced a woman to six months imprisonment in a criminal defamation 
case.The convict, Rabinder Sidhu, was arrested after the orders were pronounced.

As per the case, she had alleged that her 83-year-old mother had “illicit relations” with the latter’s cousin and her elder sister was not born out of her parents but was born out of illicit relations between her mother and her cousin. The convicted woman allegedly did it to pressurise her mother to will her property in her name.In what is being seen as the first case of its kind, Iqbal Kaur (83), a resident of Sector 9, Chandigarh, had moved court in 2006 stating that after the death of her husband in May 1997, her daughter Rabinder Sidhu and her husband had moved into a portion of the family house.

Exercising “undue influence and pressuring”, Rabinder allegedly got Iqbal Kaur to register a will dated May 21, 2004, bequeathing her entire share of property in favour of Rabinder alone. Iqbal alleged that thereafter Rabinder started harassing her, so she revoked her will.

This irked Rabinder, who then alleged illicit relations between her mother and her mother’s first cousin).

Rabinder, in her statement before the court, pleaded false implication. The 83-year-old woman stated that she was made to undergo tremendous humiliation at the fag end of her life and that too by her younger daughter thereby causing her unbearable mental agony.

Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate KK Jain on November 6 last year awarded one-year rigorous imprisonment to Rabinder for defaming her mother. She was granted bail soon after.

Rabinder had filed an appeal against the order following which the court reduced her sentence from one year to six months while upholding her conviction.The convict has been sentenced under Section 500 of the IPC, informed advocate GS Sandhu.



Spurt in snatching cases
12 incidents reported from city in 10 days
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 26
The city has witnessed a sudden spurt in the snatching incidents in the last 10 days. Two snatching incidents were reported on Thursday taking the total number of snatchings to 12, besides a snatching bid.

In an incident, Swaran Kaur, a resident of Sector 44, alleged that two unidentified motorcycle-borne miscreants sped away after snatching her purse containing Rs 11,000, a voter card and Aadhar card from Sector 44 on Thursday evening. Another incident was reported, when Monika, a resident of Sector 40, alleged that the snatchers riding on a motorcycle snatched her purse containing Rs 700 and two ATM cards. She was walking down the road in Sector 40 when the incident took place.

Victims of both the incidents failed to note down the registration number of the motorcycle.

Cases under Sections 379 (theft) and 356 (assault or criminal force in attempt to commit theft of property carried by a person) of the Indian Penal Code were registered in both the cases.



Imposters booked for robbing lecturer
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 26
The Chandigarh Police have booked unidentified persons for robbing a lecturer working in a private institute, at the ISBT, Sector 43, posing as police officials. The incident had taken place on September 19 when the victim was on his way to his native village in Himachal Pradesh. The case was registered today.

The incident took place when the complainant, Suresh Kumar, a lecturer at Ponta Sahib, was waiting for a bus at the ISBT-43, three youths approached him claiming to be police officials and started frisking him claiming that they had information that he was involved in drug peddling.

Kumar in his complaint sent to the police through an e-mail stated that when he raised objection, one of the youths wearing uniform on the pretext of taking him to the police station took him to a room and tortured him. The complainant was also made to write several wrong confessions.

Kumar further stated that the accused snatched his ATM card, gold ring, and mobile phone. The accused withdrew Rs 22,000 from his account and returned the ATM. The complainant was then dropped back to the ISBT. The police have registered a case at the Sector 36 police station.



Champions League T20
Manan, Sehwag lead Kings XI to massive win
Deepankar Sharda
Tribune News Service

Players of Kings XI Punjab celebrate a wicket of Northern Knights during a CLT20 tie; and (right) cheer girls add spark to the proceedings at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Friday.
Players of Kings XI Punjab celebrate a wicket of Northern Knights during a CLT20 tie; and (right) cheer girls add spark to the proceedings at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Friday. Tribune photos: Vicky Gharu 

Chandigarh, September 26
Kings XI Punjab side posted massive 120-run win over Northern Knights in a CLT20 match in Mohali on Friday. With this win, the Punjab team bagged 12 points and almost confirmed the semifinals berth.

Chasing a big total of 215 runs, Knights were bowled out for mere 95 runs in 15.2 overs. Kane Williamson (20) and Anton Devcich (28) were the only batsmen who could make any sizeable contribution. For the home team, Karanveer Singh bagged four wickets by giving away just 15 runs in 3.2 overs.

Earlier, Kings' openers Manan Vohra (65) and Virender Sehwag (52) posted 102-runs for the first wicket stand. Vohra took full advantage of the powerplay and hit three high towering sixes and eight boundaries in his power-packed knock. He eventually lost his wicket to leg-spinner Ish Sodhi. Nick Boult took a superb catch to dismiss the local lad. Kings XI Punjab lost steam towards the end after having scored 120 in the first 10 overs. The last 10 overs produced 95 runs, courtesy David Miller's 40 off 18 balls with 5 boundaries and a six and George Bailey's 18 runs off 13 balls.

Brief scores

Kings XI Punjab: 215 runs in 20 overs (V Sehwag 52, M Vohra 65,T Perera 16, G Maxwell 7, D Miller 40*,G Bailey 18, W Saha 2*, S Kuggeleijn 2/34, S Styris 1/30, IS Sodhi 2/37); Northern Knights: 95 allout 15. 2 overs(K Williamson 20, D Harris 9, A Devcich 28,D Flynn 12,B Watling 8,S Styris 4, D Mitchell 8, S Kuggeleijn 1,T Southee 0,IS Sodhi 2*,Anureet Singh 1 for 25, T Perera 1 for 8,A Patel 2 for 16, Karanveer Singh 4 for 15).

Cobras rout Barbados in Super Over

Putting forth a one man show Barbados Tridents’ Jonathan Carter, taking full advantage of a drop chance, scored 111 runs off 68 balls studded with 10 boundaries and five sixes. However, his brilliant effort was wasted when Cape Cobras posted a thriller win, in the Super Over, during the Champions League T20 tie at the PCA stadium, this evening.

Requiring 11 runs, in the super over, the Tridents failed to improve their batting and ended their chase after scoring ten runs on the scoreboard. The Super Over was bowled by right armspinner Sybrand Englbrechht. Earlier, for Cape Cobras, openers Richard Levi and Dane Vilas set the 11-run target.

Set a target of 175 runs to win, Cobras tied the score at 174 runs in their innings. After a good start, Cobra’s reached the 50-run mark with opener Richard Levi and his partner Hashim Amla taking the Tridents’ bowlers with hard hand. However, soon after left arm spinner Akeal Hosein dismissed Levi on 39 runs off 18 balls, including four boundaries and three sixes. Amla, on the other hand, continued to hammer the bowlers. He went lucky, when he misjudged leg spinner Hosein’s delivery. However, the ball was ruled as a no ball. Later, in the 15th over, he lost his wicket after scoring 59 runs off 42 balls. Bringing more trouble, Sri Lankan spinner Mendis, put the team on back on track by claiming Robin Peterson (nine runs) and Dane Vilas (14 runs). Earlier, he claimed Omphile Ramela (14 runs) besides claiming Amla.

Earlier, Tridents scored 174 runs in 20 overs. For the team, Carter hogged the limelight by posting 111 runs. His centurion innings stood tall when rest of his teammates failed to chip in a nice contribution. Carter was drop on a score of 26 runs, in the eighth over, when S Engelbrecht failed to judge down his high-air shot and fumbled the chance. Along with Emdy Munaweera, Carter had a 75-run partnership for the third wicket. Later in the 11th over, Munaweera was caught run out by Peterson, during in his attempt for taking second run, on 42 runs off 21 balls studded with five boundaries and two sixes. B Mendis also contributed 10 runs off 11 balls to move further the team’s total.

Brief scores

Barbados Tridents: 174 runs in 20 overs (Emdy Munaweera 42, Dowrich 0, RA Reifer 1, J Carter 111*, J Franklin 3, B Mendis 10, J Holder 0, CK Langeveldt 29 for 2, V Philander1 for 31 and A Engelbrecht 2 for 24); Cape Cobras: 174 in 20 overs (R Levi39, H Amla 59, O Ramela14, D Vilas 14, R Peterson 9, S Engelbrecht 19*, J Kemp 12*, A Hosein 1 for 31 and B Mendis 4 for 27).

Manan the Rising star

In a match of the ongoing CLT20, local lad Manan Vohra of Kings XI overpowered Virender Sehwag’s shadow, when he blistered 65 runs off 32 balls, including eight boundaries and three sixes against Northern Knights. Known for his shot selection, Vohra along with his superior stood for an opening partnership of 102 runs. The young lad is a rising star in the galleries of international cricket and is hogging the limelight in every game. Likes to play an attacking game, Vohra is expected to get a call from senior Indian team selectors for the upcoming international series. He was awarded with the man of the match award.



CFA lads enter soccer semifinals
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 26
Marching one step further, the Chandigarh Football Academy (CFA) confirmed their berth in the semifinals of the 55th (U-14) Subroto Cup International Football Tournament in Delhi.

In the quarterfinals match, the team defeated Manipur by a solitary goal. Sanjeev scored the winning goal in the 54th minute and, following a brilliant team effort, the team registered the win. Earlier, in the team defeated beat Army Boys (HRDC, BSC, 11 GRRC, Lucknow) by 2-0; IPSC (Vallabh Ashram’s MGM AMIN and VN Savani School, Killa Pardi, Valsad, Gujrat) by 6-0; and Zahira College, Puttalam, Sri Lanka by 7-0.

The players of the Chandigarh Football Academy are representing Government Model High School, Sector 36, in the tournament. 



Football tourney: Howrah, Patiala steer into semis

Chandigarh, September 26
Sahayatri Football Club, Howrah, and Dalbir Football Academy, Patiala, steered into the semifinals of 12th Administrator’s Challenge Cup Football Tournament being played here today.
Players vie for the ball during a match of the Administrator’s Challengers Cup at the Sector 17 football stadium in Chandigarh on Friday.
Players vie for the ball during a match of the Administrator’s Challengers Cup at the Sector 17 football stadium in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

In the first match, Sahayatri Football Club, Howrah, thrashed Gujarat Football Association by 6-2 and steered into semifinals. Budhwa Bara and Subhajeet Nayek scored two goals each for Sahayatri whereas Sovik Paland Anirban Dutta added a goal each. Mohsin scored one goal for Gujarat while Sahayatri’s defender scored a self goal to reduce the margin to 6-2. — TNS

Other results

* Sambalpur Football Academy beat DAV Senior Secondary School-8, by a solitary goal

* Pune Football Club beat Thou Football Academy, Manipur, by 2-0

* Madhya Pradesh Football Association beat Dashmesh Football Academy, Anandpur Sahib, by 6-0

* Chandigarh Football Association beat IFA, Kolkata, by 2-0



JP Atray cricket meet from September 29

Chandigarh, September 26
The 21st edition of the All-India JP Atray Memorial Cricket Tournament will begin from September 29 till October 8 at the PCA Stadium in Mohali, Cricket Stadium in Sector 16, Chandigarh; Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium, Sector 3, Panchkula; LIC Cricket Academy, Sector 26, Chandigarh; Government College, Ropar; and Dhruv Pandove Stadium, Patiala.

The tournament will be played under the auspices of the Punjab Cricket Association and is recognised by the BCCI. The curtain raiser tournament before the domestic season will witness over 16 teams from across the country vying for the cash prize of Rs 2 lakh. Top cricketers, including Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Wasim Jaffar, Aditya Tare, Smit Patel, Unmukt Chand, Manan Vohra, Manpreet Singh Gony, Rishi Dhawan, Prashant Chopra, Manwinder Bisla, Pinal Shah, Parthiv Patel and Parveen Kumar, are expected to represent their respective teams.

Sushil Kapoor, organising secretary, said 16 leading teams- Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association, Baroda Cricket Association, UP Cricket Association, Delhi District Cricket Association, Cricket Association of Bengal, ONGC Delhi, CAG Delhi, Air India Delhi, Indian Oil Corporation Mumbai, Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association, State Bank of Mysore, Players ITC Delhi, Tripura Cricket Association, All-India FCI Delhi, Punjab Cricket Club and Reliance Industries, Mumbai- had confirmed their participation.

There will be 31 matches and the finals will be played at the PCA Stadium, Mohali, under floodlights. Winners will get a cash prize of Rs 2 lakh along with the trophy and runners-up will be awarded with Rs 1 lakh and the trophy. Besides having man of the match award for each match, the experts will spot the best batsman, bowler and player of the tournament along with the Dronacharya DP Azad Trophy for the most technically sound young batsman. — TNS


* Pool A: CAB, Reliance, HPCA and DDCA

* Pool B: Baroda Cricket Association, State Bank of Mysore, Air India and Indian Oil Corporation


* Pool D: Players ITC Delhi, Tripura Cricket Association, CAG Delhi and All-India FCI



SGGS-26 log win by 2 runs
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 26
SGGS College, Sector 26, defeated Panjab University Campus by two runs in a match of the ongoing Inter-College Cricket Championship for Men here today.

Batting first, SGGS posted 160 runs in 37.2 overs. Naveen Dhiman (44 runs) and Ankush (40 runs) remained the main scorers while for the bowling side Veerkaran perfumed and claimed 5 for 22 whereas Sachin took 2 for 36. In reply, PU bundled out on 158 runs with Akshay (51 runs), Jaskaranvir (33 runs) and Shivam Bhamri (22 runs) scoring the main share. For the bowling side, Mandeep (4 for 19) and Ayush (2 for 25) shared the wickets.

In the second match, DAV College, Sector 10, defeated GGDSD College, Sector 32, by three wickets. Batting first, SD posted 25 runs with Tanveer (85 runs), Anshul (71 runs) and Abhijeet (57 runs) scoring the main share. For the bowling side, Aman Bharti and Sumit Handa claimed three wickets each. In reply, DAV scored 25 runs with Parveen scoring 91 runs. He was supported by Simran (37 runs) and Gurinder (24 runs). For SD, Amish Sidhu and Anshul Tripathy claimed two wickets each. 



City ball badminton assn selects players
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 26
The Chandigarh Ball Badminton Association has shortlisted players for the boys’ and girls’ teams to represent the city in the 34th Sub-Junior Ball Badminton Championship to be held at Madurai in Tamil Nadu from September 30 to October 4. 

Players shortlisted

n Boys: Himanshu Khanna, Akash, Amit, Jaspreet, Rajinder Pal, Dheeraj, Vikas Ojha, Kartike, Bhanav and Sumit.

n Girls: Mehak Mehta, Ramanpreet, Ishika, Ashimta, Kirandeep, Khushi, Tanya, Bhumi, Kirti and Tanvi.



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