C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S


Panchkula, Kalka Votes 2014
Candidates’ relatives campaign in a big way
Bipin Bhardwaj
Tribune News Service

Kalka, October 7
As the date for the Haryana Vidhan Sabha elections nears, Independents and candidates of various political parties have roped in their family members for campaigning.

While contestants are holding public meetings to woo voters, their family members are visiting door-to-door seeking votes.

Congress candidate Manvir Kaur Gill is joined by her husband, Kulwant Singh, in the campaigning. Kulwant is addressing parallel rallies to seek votes for Gill.

BJP candidate Latika Sharma’s husband, Subash Sharma, is also addressing public meetings and seeking vote and support for her.

Similarly, Amandeep Chudhary, son of INLD candidate Pradeep Chaudhary, is in the field to strengthen his father’s vote bank. He has mobilised his friends to allure the voters.

HJC-HJCP candidate Shakti Rani Sharma, who is wife of Venod Sharma, HJCP chief, has intensified her election campaign with the assistance of her son, Kartikeya Sharma, and daughter-in-law, Ashwarya Sharma. Her daughter-in-law is being assisted by women supporters during a public contact programme launched by the party.

Venod Sharma has already addressed the first ever rally of this constituency in Kalka seeking votes for his wife.

Rani is banking on Chander Mohan’s links and supporters apart from the Brahmin community in this constituency.

Sudesh Sharma, an Independent candidate who has fielded his wife, Seema Sharma, as a covering candidate for him, is also getting assistance from her and other family members.

BSP candidate Satvinder Sing Rana is still relying on the party workers and his own supporters.



Four acquitted of murder charge
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 7
A local court today acquitted four persons booked on a charge of murder of a 19-year-old resident of Colony No. 5 giving him the benefit of the doubt as the complainant turned hostile.

The complainant and the wife of the deceased turned hostile in the case.

The court acquitted Dharminder, Pradeep, Neeraj and Deepak. They all were resident of Colony No.5 and booked on charge of murder of Pradeep in February 2013.

The fifth accused in the case, Shaan, is a proclaimed offender. The Chandigarh Police had booked five persons on complaint of Sanjay, who claimed that he was a resident of Colony No. 5 and student of Adrash School in Burail. In his complaintm Sanjay said that on February 25, 2013, he (Sanjay) along with Pradeep (victim), Pradeep’s wife and a friend Rajan were returning home from Sector 45 Mandi when they were attacked.

Sanjay alleged that the five accused attacked them with sharp-edged weapons, and left him and Pradeep injured. Pradeep had succumbed to injuries on March 1, 2013.



pending outstanding credit
Forum penalises City Portraits and Colour Lab
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 7
City Portraits and Colour Lab, Sector 22, has been penalised by the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum for failing to address a complainant of pending outstanding in credit card even after the complete payment of the amount.

The forum has directed the proprietor to pay Rs 23,276.56 along with interest to ICICI Bank (whose credit card was used) as per terms and conditions of the bank till its deposit and Rs10,000 to the complainant as compensation and for causing mental and physical harassment.

The forum also directed the shop owner to pay Rs 5,000 as litigation expenses.

Sher Singh Guleria, the complainant, purchased Samsung mobile phone from the shop against an amount of Rs14,300 and he made the said payment through his credit card issued by ICICI Bank.

He got the payable amount converted to six easy monthly installments (EMI) amounting to Rs 2,383 each per month.

But the complainant was shocked to know that though he had paid the whole amount of Rs14,300, it appeared as unpaid in his credit card statement.

The opposite party did not turn up to contest the complaint and it was proceeded exparte. Therefore the forum has asked the proprietor of the colour lab to pay the relief to the complainant.



ASI, head constable caught taking bribe in Mohali
Kulwinder Sangha

Mohali, October 7
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau today arrested an ASI and a head constable from Majat for allegedly accepting bribe of Rs 50,000.

Hargobind Singh, SP, Vigilance, said that ASI Sartaj Singh, who was in charge of the Majat police chowki, and head constable Shyam Sunder were caught red-handed while allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000.

He said Jaswinder Singh, a resident of Zirakpur, was in a car with a woman. The police questioned him about who the woman was. The car along with the two persons was then taken to the chowki by the police.

The SP said that Jaswinder Singh complained to the Vigilance that the ASI and the head constable had demanded Rs 1 lakh for releasing the car and not proceeding in the matter. The alleged deal was ultimately settled for 50,000. Hargobind Singh said investigations were on to find out who the woman was and the role of the police in the case.A case under various provisions of the Prevention of the Corruption Act was registered in this regard. The two suspects will be produced in court tomorrow. The local police was informed about the action by the Vigilance Bureau.



Three cases of theft reported from city
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 7
Three incidents of theft were reported from across the city, including one at a house and a showroom.

Dwarka Dass Abrol, a resident of Shivalik Enclave, Mani Majra, reported that someone had stolen two silver bowls, Rs 19,800 and other valuables from his house. The police said the owners were out of station when the incident took place. The neighbours noticed the grills of one of the windows broken on October 5. They then informed the police and the owner of the house.

The plice have lifted fingerprints from the house and started the investigation. A case at the Mani Majra police station has been registered.

In another theft, Dinesh Chauhan, reported that someone had stolen 38 printers from the SCOs 362-363, Sector 34. Police sources said the showroom was closed for the past few days and it was on October 6, the owner came to know about the theft.

A case has been registered at the Sector 34 police station and an investigation has been initiated.

In the third incident, Jitender Bawa, a resident of Zirakpur, reported that his two-wheeler was stolen from the parking area of Sadar Bazar in Sector 19.



Couple on scooter hit by car, injured
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 7
A couple was njured after being hit by a car on Monday evening. Giving details, sources in the police said Jai Pal, a resident of Aman Colony, Dhanas, alleged that a driver of Etios car, Pawan Kumar, a resident of Mohali, hit his Activa Scooter near Sector15/16 light point.

Soon after being hit, he and his wife (pillion rider) were rushed to General Hospital, Sector 16. The car driver was arrested and later released on bail. He was booked for causing hurt due to rash and negligent driving.



Man booked for eve-teasing
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 7
The police have booked Yashwant Jain (51), a Mumbai-based businessman, for eve-teasing the mother of his daughter-in-law at the District Courts Complex, Sector 43, on Tuesday.

The businessman and the victim had come to the court for attending a court hearing related to matrimonial dispute between their children on September 14. The FIR was registered following a legal opinion.Police sources said the children were residing in abroad and the divorce suit was pending in the local court. The police said the woman alleged that she had entered the meeting room to collect a legal paper when Jain misbehaved and touched her in objectionable manner. The businessman is yet to be arrested. A case has been registered.



Asiad star gets rousing welcome
Deepankar Sharda
Tribune News Service

Mohali, October 7
It was an overwhelming homecoming for 25-year-old squash player Harinder Pal Singh, who won a gold medal in the recently concluded Asian Games at Incheon (South Korea), here today.

Harinder, a former student of Yadavindra Public School, Mohali, has made the nation proud by laying the foundation of India’s squash team historic gold medal finish in the recently concluded Asian Games. On Tuesday, he returned to his hometown, Mohali, and got a rousing welcome from his supporters.

“I am happy to be back in my hometown. I have been away from home for the past around 15 years and was practising hard to bring laurels. I am happy to have achieved this feat. I want to thank my family for supporting me throughout the campaign,” said Sandhu.

Harinder, son of a senior official of the Mohali Police, has spent his childhood days here before shifting his base to Chennai. His family stays in Mohali. His younger brother represents Panjab University in various squash tournaments. He had earlier won the Scottish Squash Cup in the U-13 and U-19 categories.

After passing his middle examination, he shifted to Chennai for getting attached with the Squash Racket Federation of India.

“My next aim is to carry forward the country’s name high in the world squash. I will continue to practice squash. As per my set schedule, I will join the squad after spending some holidays here. The team will work for the upcoming international events, including a tour to South Asia,” he said.

“Budding squash players need better infrastructure to prove their mettle. A majority of the people play this sport for recreational activity. However, it is necessary to understand that squash needs more stamina and concentration than any other individual game,” said Sandhu.

In the Asian Games, the Indian squash team won the gold medal by beating Malaysia (2-0). Sandhu started the proceedings by defeating Mohamad Azlan Bin Iskandar (11-8, 11-6, 8-11, 11-4).



Youth basketball championship kicks off
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 7
The 31st Youth National Basketball Championship for Boys and Girls (U-16) commenced at the Indoor Basketball Court of Sector 42 here today.

On the opening day, hosts Chandigarh defeated Himachal Pradesh (51-27). For the local outfit, Amit (24 points) and Gaurav (7 points) scored the major share.

For the losing side, Rohit scored (10 points) and Sahil (7 points).

In the second match, Madhya Pardesh beat West Bengal (52-18). For the winning side, Sonika (34 points) and Kusika (8 points) remained the main scorers. For the losing side, Devishi scored 14 points and Partima 12 points.


Karnataka beat Uttar Pradesh (76-70)

For Karnataka, Dev Mishra 23, Guru Prasad 18; for Uttar Pradesh, Dheeraj 27, Kabir 12

Punjab beat Uttar Pradesh (68-62)

For Punjab, Komalpreet Kaur 13, Rajandeep Kaur-12; for Uttar Pradesh, Pooja Yadav 12, Anjana 17

Punjab beat Rajasthan score (91-58)

For Punjab, Rahul 23, Ravi Mehla 13; for Rajasthan, Abbas Ali 15, Yogender Singh 10



JP Atray cricket meet
ONGC, Baroda in final
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 7
Baroda set up the title clash with ONGC during the First All-India JP Atray Memorial Cricket Tournament.

In the first semifinal, ONGC's Sandeep Sharma scored a ton to help his side beat DDCA by 97 runs.

Electing to bat first, the winning side posted 326 for 7 in the allotted 50 overs. The DDCA side could muster only 229 runs, before getting all out. Sohail Sharma claimed three wickets, giving away 47 runs.

In the second semifinal, Baroda beat FCI by two wickets. Chasing 263, Baroda reached the target with only two balls to spare. Saurabh Wakaskar missed his ton by 10 runs.



MDAV School-22 lift kho-kho title
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 7
The kho-kho team of MDAV School, Sector 22, here, and Guru Nanak Mission School, Paonta Sahib, lifted the title of the CBSE Cluster XIII Kho-Kho Tournament in the boys’ and girls’ categories, respectively.

In the final of the boys’ category, MDAV School, Sector 22, here, defeated DAV Public School, Paonta Sahib, by 1 point. While in the final of the girls’ category, Guru Nanak Mission School, Paonta Sahib (Himachal Pradesh), defeated Shishu Niketan Senior Secondary School, Sector 22, Chandigarh, by 2 points.

In the hard-line match in the boys’ category, Guru Nanak Mission School, Paonta Sahib, defeated Roots Country School, Shimla, by 5 points.

In the girls’ category, Alpine Public School, Nalagarh, Solan, beat Blue Bird High School, Sector 16, Panchkula, by 3 points to finish third in the tournament.



HOME PAGE | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Letters | Chandigarh | Ludhiana | Delhi |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |