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Kalka Votes 2014
Senior leader joins INLD
Bipin Bhardwaj
Tribune News Service

Kalka, September 30
The Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) candidate from Kalka seat, Pradeep Chaudhary, got a shot in arm with a senior leader Bhagat Singh joining the party along with scores of supporters of the area here today.

Son of late Lachhaman Singh, a former minister, Bhagat Singh along with wife Ruby Bhagat, son Vikramjit Singh, Rajinder Singh and scores of his supporters formally joined the INLD expressing their solidarity with Abhey Chautala.

Bhagat Singh had unsuccessfully contested as an independent candidate from the Kalka Assembly Constituency in 2009. His son Vikramjit Singh was, however, in a race for ticket from the Congress this time.

Abhey Chautala welcomed Bhagat, his family members and supporters at a formal function organised at Bhagat’s house here today. Apart from party candidate Pradeep Chaudhary, election in charge of the INLD in Panchkula, NK Sharma, was also present on the occasion.

While addressing a gathering, Abhey Chuatala claimed to have a strong bonding with Bhagat Singh’s family as his father late Lachhman Singh used to be a chum of late Devi Lal, grandfather of the Abhey Chautala.

Coming down heavily on the Congress, Chautala said the Congress led government abandoned the state for 10 years. They used their power for their own benefits instead of providing facilities to public.

He also criticised Hooda led Congress government for rising prices, deteriorating law and order, unemployment, non development and winding up of industry from this part of the region.

Chautala also alleged that the BJP was short of competent candidates so fielded ‘hired’ candidates from many constituencies, including Kalka. He said the BJP that was flying high on ‘Modi wave’ have lost its credibility in just a few months of the NDA government.

Indirectly hinting towards Haryana Jan Chetna Party (HJCP) of Venod Sharma, Chautala said certain political leaders had suddenly got active in the areas and were seen on newspapers and TV channels.

“No doubt ‘Jan Chetna’ sounds good but the leaders are more concerned about themselves than the
general public,” Chautala claimed.



dual vote
BJP candidate Latika Sharma denies charge
Tribune News Service

Kalka, September 30
The BJP candidate from Kalka seat, Latika Sharma, has denied allegations of dual vote levelled against her by Sunil Kumar, an independent candidate.

In a reply to the show cause notice issued by the returning officer (RO) Capt Shakti Singh, Lakita Sharma claimed to have filled form (7) of the Election Commission, Delhi, for deletion of her name from the Electoral Roll of Delhi on July 18, 2014.

The Election Commissioner’s office was bound to delete the name within seven days after receiving the application form. But, it was best known to the officials why the name was not deleted from the voters list (on the website) that was enclosed by the complainant, she clarified.

Sharma has also submitted a copy of form (7) which she had filled for the deletion of the name from the voters list in NCR Delhi-11.

The BJP candidate has also requested the RO to dismiss the complaint filed by Sunil Kumar, the complainant.



Chargesheet against jail warden
CBI sleuths had nabbed Burail Jail warden taking a bribe of Rs 5,000 from a convict’s kin
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 30
The Central Bureau of Investigation today filed a chargesheet in a court against the head warden of Model Jail Burail, who was arrested for allegedly seeking bribe of Rs 5,000 from a convict. The accused was arrested on July 14.

The CBI filed a chargesheet against Sarwan Sharma, head warden of the Model Jail, who allegedly demanded money from a convict to change his duty in the jail.

The warden allegedly sought money from the convict to get a water purifier installed at his house. The inmate was a convict in a kidnapping case of 2008.

The CBI swung into action after receiving a complaint from Pratap Singh Bisht, brother of Sandeep’s cell mate — Prem Singh Bisht — also undergoing life term in the same case.

Pratap alleged that his elder brother, Prem, had come out on parole on July 9 and told him that the jail warden was ‘demanding bribe’ from his cell mate Sandeep.

As per the complaint, Sandeep returned after getting married during his parole, and in Prem’s presence requested the jail warden to change his duty from the visitors’ room and instead assign him an easy shift.

The complainant said Sandeep wanted to get his duty changed as whenever the visitors arrived, he had to search the inmates in the scorching heat.

Following this, the warden sought Rs 5,000 from Sandeep, following which the latter gave him Pratap’s phone number, saying that he was his brother and asked the warden to take the money from him.

As per the chargesheet, the warden had initially sought Rs 6,500 from the convict. But when the inmate told him that he would not be able to pay the amount, Sharma reduced it to Rs 5,000.

The inmate sent a complaint through his brother to the CBI after which a trap was laid. The CBI arrested the warden red-handed while accepting the money from the inmate’s brother. The money was being exchanged in front of a school in Sector 45.

Had sought money to buy water purifier
The warden, Sarwan Sharma, allegedly sought Rs 5,000 from the convict to get a water purifier installed at his house. The inmate, a convict in a kidnapping case of 2008, wanted to get his duty changed in the jail. The warden had initially sought Rs 6,500 from the convict. But when the inmate told him that he would not be able to pay the amount, Sharma reduced it to Rs 5,000.



connectivity to Sec 81
HC paves way for laying grid road
Saurabh Malik
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 30
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has paved the way for the laying of a grid road to provide infrastructural support and connectivity to the Knowledge City in Sector 81 and a mega housing project in Urban Estate, Mohali.

It has dismissed a petition filed by Gurdev Singh against the state of Punjab and other respondents against the acquisition of land for the purpose.

The High Court also did not find merit in the petitioner’s allegation that the road’s alignment was changed to favour the PACL Limited — a land development company.

In his petition placed before the Division Bench of Acting Chief Justice Ashutosh Mohunta and Justice Harinder Singh Sidhu, the petitioner had sought directions for quashing the notifications dated July 10, 2010, and January 24, 2013, issued under Sections 4 and 6 of the Land Acquisition Act.

Directions were also sought for quashing notices dated March 13, 2013, issued under Section 9 of the Act.

The petitioner had contended that the State of Punjab had proposed the construction of a grid road from Sectors 80-81 and Sectors 98-105 to Sectors 99-104.

His land, measuring three kanal and five marla, was not included in the initial notification as it was not a part of the proposed road as per the site plan.

He alleged that as a large chunk of land owned by the PACL Limited was required to be acquired for the road, but they prevailed upon the state authorities to shift the road’s alignment towards their land.

As a consequence of the change in plan, even a tubewell installed on his land was likely to be demolished.

The counsel for the respondents, on the other hand, submitted that the alignment of the grid road was as per the master plan and has never been changed. PACL’s land falling within the alignment has also been acquired.

The counsel added the petitioner’s land, now sought to be acquired, fell in the road alignment and was “very much required for completion of the road”. The land was inadvertently left out at the time of issuance of notification under Section 4. But while constructing the road, it was found that the land fell in the alignment. Hence, the acquisition, in accordance with law, was initiated.

After hearing the arguments, the Bench dismissed the petition after asserting: “We are of the view that there is no merit in the present petition. The acquisition of the land of the petitioner is necessary for construction of the road. The allegation that the alignment of the road has been changed to favour PACL appears to be unfounded in view of the categoric stand of the respondents that the alignment of the road has not been shifted”.



dowry death
Mohali-based vet gets 12-yr imprisonment
Tribune News Service

Mohali, September 30
In a nine-year-old dowry death case, the Mohali court today awarded 12-year sentence to a veterinary doctor.

The court of Mohali Additional District and Sessions Judge PP Singh sent Jalandhar-based Dr Charanbir Singh to jail for 12 years. Doctor’s wife Davinderjit Kaur, a resident of Phase 3B1, here, had committed suicide by hanging herself with a ceiling fan on April 17, 2005, at her parents’ house and held her husband responsible for it in a suicide note, which she had written on the wall of the room.

The police had earlier registered a case under Section 306 of the IPC but later converted it into 304 B on the complaint of the victim’s mother, Ranjit Kaur. Ranjit Kaur had alleged that Dr Charanbir was demanding Rs 3 lakh as dowry following which her daughter had taken the extreme step.



Man ends life

Chandigarh, September 30
A 65 year-old man committed suicide by hanging himself at his residence in Sector 25 today morning.

The deceased has been identified as Mahaveer Singh. Police sources said the incident took place at around 12:30 pm. Mahaveer’s wife told to police that he was alone at the house when he took the extreme step.

He was rushed to the GMSH, Sector 16, where he was declared brought dead.

Meanwhile, the police have registered a case.

Singh is survived by his wife and two sons. — TNS



JP Atray Memorial Cricket Tournament
Vikramjit’s fifer rips through Punjab
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 30
Yuvraj Singh’s lead Punjab Cricket Club (PCC) tasted a six-wicket defeat at the hands of the ONGC team in a match of the ongoing 21st All India JP Atray Memorial Cricket Tournament. ONGC skipper Amit Mishra invited Punjab to bat first.

Openers Jeevanjot Singh and Ravi Inder Singh added 23 runs for the first wicket in 6.3 overs before Ravi was snapped by medium pacer Vikrant Malik for 2 runs. Southpaw Uday Kaul joined opener Jeevanjot and added 100 runs for the 2nd wicket off 131 balls. Jeevanjot was bowled out by Sohail Sharma after he scored 61 off 86 balls inclusive of 6 boundaries.

Skipper Yuvraj Singh (5 runs) palyed a short innings of 17 balls before being snapped by Amit Mishra off Vikrant Malik. Next bat Uday Kaul also became victim of Malik after scoring 59 off 80 balls inclusive of 2 boundaries.

Himanshu Chawla and Taruwar Kohli got together and stitched an 81-runs partnership for the 5th wicket before Malik struck again and claimed Himanshu for 64 off 65 balls inclusive of 7 boundaries and 2 sixes. Taruwar remained unbeaten on 63 off 39 balls inclusive of 6 boundaries and 2 sixes. Punjab mustered on 281 for 6 in the allotted 50 overs. For ONGC medium pacer Vikramjit Malik claimed a five-wicket haul for 67.

In reply, ONGC’s Unmukt Chand and Sandeep Sharma added 100 runs for the opening stand in 18.3 overs. Unmukt lost his wicket to Jaskaran Singh for 50 off 57 balls inclusive of 8 boundaries. Right arm leg spinner Sarabjit Ladda claimed Samrath Singh (0). However, another fruitful partnership by Nitish Rana and Sandeep Sharma (109 runs for the 3rd wicket) put ONGC in driver’s seat. Sandeep was caught by Yuvraj off Sarabjit Ladda for 73 off 99 balls inclusive of 8 boundaries and one six while Nitish Rana was also caught by Yuvraj off Siddharth for 68 off 59 balls with 9 boundaries and one six. Thereafter, Rahul Tewatia (34 off 19 balls with 8 boundaries) and Ajay Ratra (34 off 28 balls with 6 boundaries) played unbeaten knock to ensure the team’s win. Vikramjit for his five-wicket haul was named man of the match.

Match II

The team of CAG defeated Tripura Cricket Association by 5 wickets. Tripura scored 238 for 9 in 50 overs. Tripura innings was bolstered by a 2nd wicket stand of 96 runs between Udyan Bose and Bappa Das. Udyan scored 64 off 106 balls inclusive of 6 boundaries and 2 sixes while Bappa Dass contributed 50 off 70 balls inclusive of 7 boundaries. For CAG, Ankur Julka (4 for 36) was the main wicket takers. While chasing the target, CAG scored

242 for 5 in 46.2 overs with Abhi Barot and Ankur Julka forming 167 runs for the 4th wicket. Abhi Barot scored 63 off 93 balls with 4 boundaries while Ankur Julka hit 94 runs off 90 balls with 11 boundaries and 2 sixes. Ankur Julka was named man of the match.

Match III

Reliance–I beat DDCA by 6 wickets. The latter while batting first posted 194 in 48.5 overs. Pritush Singh and Karan Harit put on 47 runs for the second wicket while Pritush along with Vaibhav Rawal added another 82 runs for the 3rd wicket. Pritush scored 75 off 86 balls with 7 boundaries and one six while Vaibhav Rawal contributed 33 runs. For Reliance-I, Katul Patel completed his spell with most wickets (3 for 23).

Chasing the target, Reliane-I scored 198 for 4 in 46.3 overs with opener Rakesh Solanki (51 off 83 with 5 boundaries) and later Hardik Pandeya (67 off 90 with 5 boundaries and 2 sixes) scoring the major share. Hardik was named man of the match.



Inter-college cricket tourney
SGGS-26 lose against DAV-10
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 30
DAV College, Sector 10, defeated SGGS College, Sector 26, by one run in an exciting match of the Panjab University Inter-College Cricket Championship for Men (A-Division) at the cricket grounds of Panjab University Campus, here.

After electing to bat first, the winning side set a target of 200 runs in the allotted slot of 45 overs.

Sashya played a brilliant innings and posted an unbeaten knock of 82 runs.

He was equally supported by Simran, who contributed 30 runs in the team’s total.

For the bowling side, Mandeep hogged the limelight and claimed 3 for 42 whereas Rahul bagged 2 for 38.

In reply, SGGS failed to win the game and could manage to score only 199 runs in the allotted slot of 45 overs.

The team’s innings was studded by Rahul (35 runs), Ayush (31 runs) and Ankit (30 runs).

For DAV, Shreshth (2 for 28) and Gurinder (2 for 38) bagged two wickets each.



Vohra’s All-India Gurmit Memorial Hockey Tournament
CRPF drub Hawks Club 6-1
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 30
The team of CRPF outclassed Hawks Club, Ropar, while BSF side defeated Northern Railway, in a exciting tie breaker, during the ongoing 44th SN Vohra’s All India Gurmit Memorial Hockey Tournament, here today.

In the first match, CRPF side defeated Hawks Club Ropar 6-1. The winning side controlled the entire game and started pouring goals from the 11th minute. In the second match, BSF defeated Northern Railway 6-5 in a penalty shoot-out finish. After a 2-2 draw in stipulated time, BSF side managed to win in penalties.

In stipulated time, Northern Railway’s Jasjeet scored the first goal while BSF’s Mukhjinder leveled the score in 47th minute. Jasjeet again strike for Railway’s in the 52nd minute while Mukhjinder rescued the team in the dying minutes through an awarded penalty corner.



Junior golf camp from Oct 4
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 30
The Chandigarh Golf Club, Sector 6, will conduct a one-month long Junior Golf Camp from October 4. The camp will be organised for children between 6 to 18 years of age, including members and non-members.

The camp will be conducted by Manjit Kochar, assistant director, The Academy of Golf, Chandigarh Golf Club.

All the participants will be taught basic fundamentals of golf, including putting, chipping, long and short irons’ basic rules.



Pune Football Academy win Administrator’s Football Cup
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 30
Mahilpur Football Academy lost the final against Pune Football Club, on the concluding day of the 12th Administrator’s Challenge Cup Football Tournament, at the Football Stadium of Sector 17, here today.

Mahilpur lost the final to Pune 2-1. The winning side bagged winners’ trophy and cash prize of Rs 2 lakh. The Mahilpur side bagged cash prize of Rs 1 lakh while Dalbir Football Academy, that finished third, bagged Rs 50,000 cash prize.

In the final both the teams started their proceedings on a low note. In the 6th minute Pune team came ahead from right side when Sebastian pulled the ball in the Mahilpur’s half and kicked the ball over to left flank. Teammate Amos received the ball and tried Mahipur’s goalkeeper. However, the alert custodian saved the chance. Starting playing aggressively, Pune’s team again returned with another attack. Right midfielder Sunil Mane short passed to Omega, who further sound, left winger Amos.

The receiver with no mistake diverted-minus pass to Aniket Jadhav, who failed to put the ball under right frame. Feeling under pressure, Mahilpur defence started to hold the ball and with support of their half-backs, started forming attack.

In the 19th minute, Mahilpur’s left medio Sargam Kumar put a dangerous cross over Pune’s half where left winger Tajinder Singh pulled the ball and further passed it to Jaskaran Singh. However, Singh failed to finish the attack on good note. Soon after, Mahilpur side, again marched towards rival’s defence and right winger Sukhpreet loafed, a sharp cross, over Pune’s defence where Jaskaran Singh with no mistake posted the goal.

After conceding a goal, Pune team gathered their guts and recovered in the 38th minute. Left winger of Amos scored the equaliser with his solo efforts after dribbling past two defenders inside the penalty area.

He pulled two defenders and goalkeeper at his side and placed the ball under the bar. On resumption of play, team penetrated Mahilpur’s defence on regular intervals and soon bear the fruit when Medio Sajid Hossain gave a long penetrative pass to Omega and his left-footer shot stunned Mahipur’s goalkeeper in the 58th minute.



inter-college tourney
GGDSD lift tennis trophy
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 30
The team of GGDSD College, Sector 32, bagged the title of Panjab University Inter-College Tennis Tournament for Men, held at gymnasium hall of Panjab University Campus, here today.

The team of DAV College, Sector 10, attained runners-up spot. In the final of the championship, the title winners defeated DAV side 2-1. Hardeep Singh (GGDSD) defeated Rahul Seth of DAV 6-4 and 6-1 while pair of Hardeep and Ravinder (GGDSD) defeated Digvijay and Udday 6-0,4-6 and 11-9. In another match of single’s category, Dheeranush (GGDSD) lost to Digvijay 2-6 and 0-6.

The team of Panjab University campus beat Post Graduate Government College sector 11, secured third place, at 2-0.

Shashank beat Rohit Dhiman in staright sets at 6-3 and 6-1 while Barun Gill defeated Mandeep at 6-0 and 6-1.



Recruitment team bag cricket trophy
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 30
A stunning performance by Akhil Sharma (2 wickets and 48 runs) and a five-wicket haul by Parmender Singh enabled the team Recruitment to register a 25-run win over the team Information Technology, in the final match of the OP Inter-Department Cricket and Badminton League, held at St Stephen’s School, here.

The losing side restricted team Recruitment to 154 runs for 4 in the allotted slot of 15 overs. Akhil Sharma (48 runs) was the main scorer for the team.


In the badminton event, duo of Sunit bansal and Sunil Jha claimed the men’s doubles title defeating Kuldeep Singh and Saurabh Suman 21-12, 21-11. In female doubles final, Abhidha Gagneja and Gurleen Kaur defeated Anindita Sharma and Ravjeet Kaur 21-7 and 21-6.



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