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Six injured in group clash 
Tribune News Service

Dera Bassi, November 4
At least six persons were injured in a clash owing to alleged old rivalry between two groups of residents at Bhankharpur village near here today.
The police said that Joginder Singh, his brother Kulwinder Singh, nephew Rajat and some other persons had heated arguments with Pradhan Singh, his two sons, Rinka, Udham Singh, Dyal Singh and others.

The members of both the groups used sharp-edged weapons. Joginder Singh, Kulwinder Singh, Rajat, Pradhan Singh, Rinka and some others were injured and admitted to the local civil hospital.

The police have started investigations in the case after recording statements of both the groups. No case was registered till the filing of this report.



One dies as canter rams into divider
Our Correspondent

Kalka, November 4
One person died while another was seriously injured in a road mishap on the national highway near Mallah T-point in Pinjore the previous night.
The duo was travelling in a canter, coming from Shimla side, that rammed into the divider. While the conductor, indentified as Pawan Kumar (50) of Ambala, died on the spot, the driver, Ram Dheeraj, sustained serious injuries.

The injured was rushed to the General Hospital, Panchkula, from where he was referred to the PGI, Chandigarh. 



Boy mowed down
Tribune News Service

Lalru, November 4
A 12-year-old boy was run over by a tractor-trailer during a religious procession at Lalru late last evening.
The victim has been identified as Karan, a resident of Lalru Mandi.

A case case of rash and negligent driving has been registered against the driver at the Lalru police station. No arrest has been made yet.



NDPS case: Man jailed 

Chandigarh, November 4
A local court today sentenced a man to one year in jail in an NDPS case. The court sentenced Chhote Lal to one year jail for possessing 200 gram charas and imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on him. 

The accused was arrested on May 13, 2012, from near the Sector 52 colony. — TNS




Sant Rampal’s appearance in HC
Section 144 to be imposed in city today
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 4
Around 2,000 police personnel will be deployed across the city in view of the appearance of Sant Rampal Dass at the Punjab and Haryana High Court on November 5.

The District Magistrate has exercised his power and imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC in the entire city, on taking out processions, making speeches, raising slogans, sitting on dharnas, gathering of four to five persons or above and carrying of lathies.

The Chandigarh Police will maintain the prohibitory orders strictly and violators will be punished as per law.

The Chandigarh Police have also sealed all inter-city nakas to check the inflow of supporters till November 5 midnight. The Chandigarh Police is scheduled to escort Rampal from a hotel in Pachkula to the High Court. The borders will be sealed and his folllowers will not be allowed to enter the city.

A total of 12 Deputy Superintendent Of Police and 22 inspectors will maintain vigil in the city.

Supporters pour in

The supporters of Sant Rampal began reaching the city by road and trains on Tuesday night. Thousand of supporters gathered at the railway station at night and despite repeated requests by the police to leave the city they refused to return. Security was beefed-up at the railway station and at the entry points to the city.



4 cops held for extortion 
Raided flat in Sec 52; extorted money from 2 Ludhiana-based bookies 
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 4
The crime branch of the Chandigarh Police have arrested three Punjab policemen and a constable of the Chandigarh Police for extorting money from two Ludhiana-based bookies who were allegedly betting on the Indian-Sri Lanka one-day match held on November 2, at a flat in Sector 52. The policemen illegally raided the flat.

The police said those arrested have been identified as ASI Sukhwinder Singh, Head Constable Balwinder Singh, who is a reader with DSP (CID) in Abohar, Constable Raghuvir Singh, who is a gunman of a DIG, all three belong to the Punjab Police and Ajay Pal, a constable of the Chandigarh Police, who is also a football player.

Police officials said that the four accused along with two persons, Ravi Verma and Nagpal, who are also said to be bookies, went to the flat and confiscated their mobile phones and laptop of victims Satpal and Ashok.

Police officials said that the accused then kidnapped both Satpal and Ashok and took them to the parking lot of ISBT in Sector 43. The accused then demanded Rs 30 lakh from them. The victims paid Rs 13 lakh to them.

The police officials said that the accused on Monday demanded more money from the duo following which they gave a complaint to the police.

The Chandigarh Police have registered a case under Section 365 (kidnapping or abducting with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine person) 386 (extortion by putting a person in fear of death or grievous hurt), 120 (conspiracy) of the IPC against all the six accused.

The police officials said that efforts were being made to arrest the remaining two accused. 



Pedestrian hit by vehicle, killed

Chandigarh, November 4
In yet another case of hit-and-run, a 50-year-old woman lost her life after she was hit by a recklessly driven car near the dividing road of Sectors 31 and 47 on Tuesday afternoon.

The police said the victim had been identified as Maya Devi, a resident of Sector 47. Sources in the police said that the incident took place when the victim was crossing the road near her residence. She fell unconscious on the road following which the onlookers rescued her and informed the police about the incident.A police team rushed the victim to Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, where she was declared brought dead by doctors. A case has been registered.



PO flees from police custody 

Chandigarh, November 4
A proclaimed offender (PO), who was arrested seven years after he jumped bail in a cheating case, managed to flee from the custody of the UT police on Monday.

The accused escaped from the custody of Head Constable Balkar Singh while he was being taken to a local hospital for medical examination. The accused has been identified as Jafar Iqbal, a native of Una district in Himachal Pradesh.

Sources said that Jafar was detained for questioning at the Industrial Area police station on the complaint of cheating filed against him by a resident of Sector 30. During the course of questioning, Jafar disclosed that he was a PO and had jumped bail in another cheating case few years ago. A departmental inquiry has been marked against the Head Constable.

Sources said accused Jafar Iqbal, was earlier arrested in 2007, in a case registered at the Sector 36 police station. —TNS



One held for impersonation 

Chandigarh, November 4
A Fazilka resident has been arrested for impersonating during the physical test of recruitment of constables. Giving details, sources in the police said the person was arrested for appearing in place of his friend. Harmesh Singh, a resident of Naya Hasta village, Fazilka district, was caught from Police Lines, Sector 26, while appearing in a physical test. Harmesh was appearing in place of candidate Niranjan Singh, a resident of the same village. .— TNS



woman’s death
Parents seek murder charge against in-laws
Our Correspondent

Mohali, November 4
A couple has demanded the registration of a murder case against the husband and in-laws of their deceased daughter.
The victim, Manjeet Kaur, who was married at Madanpur village, had died under mysterious circumstances.

Her parents, Jasbir Singh and Satwinder Kaur, said she had been murdered, but the police had registered a case under Sections 304-B, 498-A and 120-B of the IPC against her husband, mother-in-law and five sisters-in-law.

They demanded that a case of murder under Section 302 of the IPC be registered against them. Seeking the arrest of all the suspects, they said so far only the husband had been arrested.

The parents said their daughter was harassed for bringing inadequate dowry and for not being able to bear a child.



Indian players have the spunk: Bowen
Says dedication and diligence can help them achieve their goal, gain entry into NBA
Deepankar Sharda
Tribune News Service

NBA legend Bruce Bowen during the NBA JAM 3x3 Basketball Championship at the PU in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Chandigarh, November 4
NBA legend Bruce Bowen feels that Indian players’ potential need to be explored and if given a chance, they can achieve greater heights.
The 43-year-old American cager was in the city to attend the NBA (National Basketball Association) JAM 3x3 Basketball Championship on the PU campus.

He exhorted players to learn from their mistakes and keep putting in efforts to climb the success ladder.

“Fighting odds, the players should learn to rise every time they fall. They should be optimistic and make most of the opportunities,” said Bowen.

While interacting with players and the media, Bowen said such events encouraged the youth. “One must be well-versed with the nuances of the game. It is not easy to basket the ball. It takes a lot of effort to be at the top. Such events give them exposure and they get to learn the basics of the game. Victory or defeat does not matter, but hard work does,” said Bowen, adding that he had come across many good players in the country.

The former player said the players should always be ready to face challenges and learn from scratch. “The infrastructure is adequate here. I remember learning the game in open courts. One must follow the rules of the game religiously. We should not underestimate Indian players as far as participation in the NBA is concerned. It may take some time, but it is not impossible. At the sub-junior level, the players should vow to make it to the NBA,” he added.

He suggested to the Basketball Federation of India to collaborate with the NBA for the bright future of the players. 

‘Allow cagers to sport turbans’

A player should be known for his game. Religion and caste should be kept off the field. If headbands are allowed in the game, fingers should not be raised on players sporting turbans.
— bruce bowen, former american basketball player



GMSSS-22 eves retain soccer title 
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 4
Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22, lifted the coveted trophy of the Inter-School Football Championship for Girls (U-14) for the fourth consecutive time here today.

In the finals, played today, the team defeated Government Model High School, Sector 22. The title winners dominated the entire match and drubbed down the rivals by a solitary goal. Mansi, right-in striker, hogged the limelight with her winning goal in the 22nd minute. Thereafter, the team planned a defensive strategy to win the finals.

In another hard-line match, Carmel Convent School, Sector 9, defeated Chitkara International School, Sector 25, by 1-0. Amhatpreet led the team to victory in the 19th minute.

In the finals of the boys’ category, Government Model High School, Sector 36, defeated St Xavier’s School, Sector 44, by 3-0 to claim the trophy. For
the winning side, Pawan (10th minute), Amritpal (15th minute) and Jashanjot (21st minute) scored a goal each.

Meanwhile, Strawberry Fields World School, Sector 26, defeated Saupin’s School, Sector 32, by 2-0 to claim the third spot. Ashray scored both the goals in the 30th and 35th minute, respectively. 



Abohar archers lift PU inter-college trophy
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 4
Ritika Singh of the Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector 11, was adjudged best archer with 562 points during the Panjab University Inter-College Archery Indian Round Championship for Women that concluded at the grounds of the Panjab University.

Rajpreet Kaur of Gopi Chand Arya Mahila College, Abohar, finished at the second spot with 558 points whereas Anshu Yadav of Post Graduate Government College, Sector 11, attained the third spot with 551 points.

In the team event, archers of Gopi Chand Arya Mahila College, Abohar, lifted the winning trophy of the championship. Meanwhile, the team of GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar, and DAV College, Abohar, secured the runner-up and second runner-up spots, respectively. DAV College, Sector 10, managed to attain the fourth spot.


50m individual: 1st- Anshu Yadav (PGGC- 11), 2nd- Rajpreet Kaur (Gopi Chand Arya Mahila College, Abohar), 3rd- Ritika Singh (PGGCG-11); 30m individual: 1st- Ritika Singh (PGGCG-11), 2nd- Rajpreet Kaur (Gopi Chand Arya Mahila College, Abohar), 3rd- Anshu Yadav (PGGC- 11). 



IA and AD North Zone Cricket Tournament
Abhinav’s ton steers AG Punjab to final
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 4
A fine century by Abhinav Bali helped hosts Accountant General Punjab to enter the final of the IA and AD North Zone Cricket Tournament here today.

In the semifinals, the winning side defeated Accountant General Haryana by 119 runs. After electing to bat first, Abhinav Bali and Kunwar Raina gathered 169 runs for the first wicket. Bali scored 102 runs, including seven boundaries and a six off 83 balls while Kunwar contributed 84 runs with five boundaries and one six off 100 balls. Ankit Kaushik for his 41-run contribution remained the other noticeable scorer for the side. AG Punjab posted 279 runs in the allotted overs.

In reply, AG Haryana scored 160 runs with Himanshu Chawala, Parul Singh and Vishal Michael scoring 41 runs, 40 runs and 26 runs, respectively, in 30.2 overs. For AG Punjab, Jatinder Billa, Bharat Loomba, Amit Kakria and Sumeet Sharma claimed two wickets each.

In the second semifinal, Delhi Audit defeated Accountant General Uttar Pradesh (UP) by four wickets. Electing to bat first, UP posted a total of 195 runs for the loss of nine wickets in the allotted 40 overs. Ankit Tiwari and Rizwan Khan scored half centuries while KS Rana and Ankur Julka took three wickets each for Delhi Audit. Chasing the target, Delhi Audit scored 196 runs in 36.1 overs. Pankaj Joshi of Delhi remained not out on 66 runs while Lokesh Sharma (31 runs) and Kuldeep Rawat (32 runs) were the other main scorers. For UP, Rizwan Khan claimed 3 for 22. 



GGDSD footballers emerge victorious 
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 4
In a closely contested match, GGDSD College, Sector 32, posted a 3-2 win over LR DAV College, Jagraon, during a match of the Panjab University Inter-College Football Championship for Men (A-Division) being held here today.

Starting their day on a good note, GGDSD footballers played possession for the first 15 minutes and soon managed to strike the lead in the 16th minute through Rajat Deol. He surpassed the stopper before posting a power pack shot over the goal line. He stroke again and posted the second goal studded with a brilliant team combination in the 23rd minute. However, after scoring two goals, the team lost their control over possession. And serial lapses in defense put the team on the back foot. Jagraon strikers while taking full advantage of the lack of defense combination scored the first goal through Pardeep Singh in the 35th minute. Later, riding high on the first goal, Jagraon continued to play an attacking game and levelled the score before the lemon break. The second half went crucial for both the teams however GGDSD’s Gaurav led the team to their second victory of the tournament. After receiving a brilliant pass from team’s half-back, he turned the ball towards the aim and posted the lead to seal the match.

In the second match, local Post Graduate Government College, Sector 11, edge past DAV College, Abohar, by a solitary goal. For the winning side, Somen scored the lone goal in the 53rd minute. While in the third match, GNN College, Doraha, outclassed Post Graduate Government College, Sector 46, by 2-0. Manjinder Singh and Tarnjit Singh scored a goal each for the winning side.



tennis tournament
Princy, Khushbeen book quarter berths
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 4
In a three-set stretched match, Princy Panchal upset top seed Jahnavi Shivran to move into the quarterfinals of the ongoing CLTA-AITA Talent Series (TS-7) Tennis Tournament for (U-18) Boys and Girls being held here today.

Princy Panchal defeated Jahnavi Shivran 4-6, 6-4 and 6-1. After losing the first set at 4-6, Princy came back strongly and with the help of solid ground strokes won the second by 6-4. In the decider she played a power packed game, while improving her past record, to claim the set 6-1.

In the same category, Khushbeen Kaur booked her place in the quarterfinals by defeating Arti Nayan 7-5 and 6-4 while Jannat Khurana also moved further with straight sets win over Shamita Yadav 6-0 and 6-0.

In the (U-18) boys’ singles match, second seed CLTA trainee Krishna Rajput defeated Pratap Singh in yet another well-settled match. Krishna named the first set by 6-4 however dropped down his performance in the second and tasted defeat by 3-6. In the final set, he gathered his courage to post win by 6-2.


(U-18) boys’ singles round II: Archit Juneja awarded W/O against Cheerag Bajwa; Mridul Kharakwal bt Raunaq Singh Marwaha 6-4, 6-2; Calvin Golmei bt Savneet Singh Bajwa 6-0, 6-2; Aditya Vashisht bt Abhimanyu Rojra 6-2, 6-3; Sabrang Sandal bt Sarthak Jain 6-3, 6-3; Sultan Singh Atwal bt Ramajot Dhindsa 6-4, 6-2; Kabir Manrai bt Jagdeep Singh Bajwa 6-4, 4-6, 6-1; Krishna Rajput bt Aditya Pratap Singh 6-4, 3-6, 6-2.

(U-18) girls’ singles round II: Princy Panchal bt Jahnavi Shivran 4-6, 6-4, 6-1; Khushbeen Kaur bt Arti Nayan 7-5, 6-4; Jannat Khurana bt Shamita Yadav 6-0, 6-0; Smera Mehta bt Prabhneet Saraoan 6-4, 6-2; Harleen Kaur bt. Reetinder Kaur 6-2, 6-4; Tanmay Patnayak bt Deepshikha 6-1, 6-0; Saumya Saxena bt Dikshita Rana 6-2, 6-1; Seerat Kaur Pannu bt Priyanka Jakhar 6-3, 6-0.

(U-18) boys’ doubles round I: Rahul Verma and Ramanjot Dhindsa bt Shashikant Rajput and Aditya Pratap Singh 7-5, 5-7, 10-7; Vatsal Chauhan and Anmol Rattan Kamboj bt Arnab Benerjee and Aditya Vashisht 7-5, 6-4; Kabir Manrai and Calvin Golmei bt Shivam Vij and Parmeet Deol 6-2, 6-1; Vikas Berwal and Rohit Kumar bt Sabrang Sandal and Jagdeep Bajwa 6-7(1), 7-6(4), 10-8; Raunaq Singh Marwaha and Sarthak Jain bt Savneet Singh Bajwa and Sohrab Singh 7-6(3), 7-5; Ritvik Rana and Himanshu Saini bt Archit Juneja and Sehaj Punj 5-7, 6-2, 11-9. 



Harbhajan Singh to lead Punjab 
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 4
Harbhajan Singh will lead the Punjab cricket team while Mandeep Singh will subordinate him during the Vijay Hazare Trophy which will begin from November 6 at Himachal Pradesh.

The team has left for Amtar, Himachal Pradesh, and will play their first match against Haryana on November 6.

Punjab is scheduled to play three matches at Amtar while two matches at Bilaspur. 



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