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Nod to blueprint for delimitation
Tribune News Service

Dera Bassi, November 10
The blueprint for the delimitation of wards of the local municipal council was finalised by the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and BJP councillors here today.

The local leaders gave their consent to the temporary delimitation of 19 wards of the MC and finalised the blueprint in a meeting chaired by area MLA NK Sharma. The deputy director of the Department of Local Government, Punjab, AK Sikka, and SDM Sanjiv Kumar were also present at the meeting.

The SAD and BJP leaders kept the meeting a low-key affair as only about 10 persons, including Mukesh Gandhi, vice-president of the Mohali unit of the BJP, were called to attend the meeting.

The Congress leaders and certain former councillors have been accusing the ruling SAD of carrying out “wrong” delimitation of wards.

Talking to Chandigarh Tribune, Sharma said that the delimitation of wards was done as per the guidelines of the Punjab Municipal Act and the government would seek objections from the general public soon.

“The blueprint will be submitted to the Department of Local Government by tomorrow,” the MLA said.



5 hurt as auto-rickshaw, truck collide in Dera Bassi
Tribune News Service

Dera Bassi, November 10
Five persons, including two women, were injured in a head-on collision involving an auto-rickshaw and a truck on the Dera Bassi-Barwala road at Behra village near here, this afternoon.

One of the injured teachers was referred to the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, Chandigarh, after preliminary medicare at the local Civil Hospital. Other injured persons were discharged after treatment at the Civil Hospital, Dera Bassi.

The injured have been identified as Renu, a resident of Baltana village in Zirakpur, Suman, a resident of Chandigarh, Ajaib Singh of Barwala, Prince of Samgoli village, and Taraspal, auto driver, and a resident of Barwala. Renu, who sustained head injuries, was referred to the GMCH-32.

The auto-rickshaw was going towards Dera Bassi from Barwala. It collided head-on with a truck that was taking a turn towards Samgoli village on the road at the Behra T-point.

The truck loaded with cattle was on its way from Dera Bassi to a meat processing plant at Behra village.

Renu and Suman are teachers at Government Primary School, Kakarmajra. They were on their way back home.

Suman said they had hired the auto-rickshaw till Dera Bassi from where they were to board buses for their respective destinations.

After the collision, the auto-rickshaw overturned and fell into a ditch alongside the road, causing injuries to the passengers, she said.

Gurjit Singh, Station House Officer, Dera Bassi, said the police had launched a manhunt to nab the absconding truck driver.

3 injured in accidents

Kalka:Three persons have sustained injuries in road accidents on the Kalka-Pinjore road in the last 24 hours.

In a hit-and-run case on Sunday night, a car knocked down a motorcycle, leaving two persons on the motorbike injured on the National Highway in Abdullpur village 
near Pinjore.

The injured have been identified as Navjot Singh and Kala, residents of Bhima Devi Colony and Rattpur colony, respectively. Both were on their way from Kalka to Pinjore when the unidentified car knocked them down and sped away from the scene, the police said.

The injured were rushed to a private hospital from where the doctors referred Kala to General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula, while Navjot was referred to Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, Chandigarh.

In another accident, Rajinder Kumar, a resident of Labour Colony, Surajpur, was hit by a truck near Chandimandir traffic lights.

The police said Rajinder Kumar was riding a bullet and he was on his way to Surajpur from Panchkula when he met with an accident. He sustained serious injuries and was rushed to General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula.

The police have registered cases of hit and run in both the incidents and investigations are on. 



Chandigarh Overseas penalised
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 10
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed a developer to pay Rs 50,000 as compensation for “failing to buy back the commercial space thereby violating terms and conditions of the buyer-seller agreement.”

Navneet Kumar Agarwal, a Delhi- based resident, filed the complaint. The forum directed Mohali-based developer Chandigarh Overseas Private Limited to pay the buy-back amount of Rs.7.50 lakh to Agarwal along with Rs 10,000 as cost of litigation.Agarwal had booked a fashion studio in a project launched by Chandigarh Overseas under the name of Design and Insignia of Industrial Knowledge (Fashion Technology) Park, Sector 90, Mohali, in May 2013. “As per the agreement executed in February 2007, he was informed about the buy-back option where they offered to buy back the unit at Rs.7.50 lakhs per unit and he opted for it but despite this the developer failed to honour the commitments,” the complainant stated.



Denied payment, man tries self-immolation
Tribune News Service

Mohali, November 10
A high drama was witnessed in front of an office of a private construction company at Desu Majra village when a contractor tried to set himself on fire for allegedly not receiving his pending payment from the firm.

The incident occurred at around 1 pm.

The contractor, Arjun, had reportedly received a contract of Rs 57 lakh for constructing flats for the firm in 2013. When he reached the company’s office to get his pending payment, reported to be around Rs 12 lakh, the company officials allegedly refused to give it.

“Arjun poured kerosene oil on his body and tried to set himself on fire. The onlookers, however, snatched the matchbox from his hands,” said the police, which reached there immediately.

Arjun was reportedly carrying the kerosene oil and the matchbox.



Burglars strike at Mohali house
Third such incident in Phase X, XI within fortnight
Tribune News Service

Mohali, November 10
Burglars allegedly took away cash and jewellery worth around Rs seven lakh from a locked house at Phase X here.

The matter came to light, when the house owner, Avtar Singh, and his family returned home the previous night from a marriage in Delhi.

“We found the locks of the door were broken and the house was ransacked,” said Avtar Singh.

He said the thieves even took away the money kept in the prayer room.

The police have registered a case at the Phase XI police station.

This is third such incident of burglary in the area within a fortnight.



SSC exam: Two held for cheating
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 10
The Chandigarh Police have arrested two persons on a charge of cheating in the Combined High Secondary-Level exam on Sunday.

The youths have been identified as Kuldeep Kumar from Jhajjar and Jatin Kumar from Sonipat. The former was arrested from Government Model Senior Secondary School at Sector 44 while cheating during the exam.

The complainant, Rajinder Kaur, principal of the school, said the accused was cheating from a handwritten slip in the examination hall and was caught red handed by the invigilator.

In another incident, Jatin Kumar was also caught cheating at Government Model Senior Secondary School in Sector 45.

The exam was organised by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) at separate government schools on Sunday.

Inspector Maninder Singh, Station House Officer (SHO) of the Sector 34 police station, said both the accused have been booked under Section 420 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and further investigations has been initiated.



Crime briefs

Cancer patient commits suicide

Chandigarh/Zirakpur, November 10
A 35-year-old cancer patient, Rakesh Kumar, today committed suicide near the forest area of Daria by hanging himself to a tree. The Railway Protection Force (RPF) official said that the body was recovered this morning from the forest area after a passerby informed the police about it. Official said that Rakesh was a cancer patient and was in depression as he had lost his parents due to his health problem. No suicide note was recovered from near the body.

Body of cop found on train

Another body of RPF sub-inspector Narinder Kumar posted in Bhiwani was found from the Jaipur intercity train this morning. The railway staff found the body of the inspector while cleaning the G1 coach of the train. In his postmortem report the cause of the death has been reported as natural. An official said that Narinder was on duty and was coming to submit documents in court for the hearing of some case. Sources said that he had applied for leave as his younger daughter was getting married on November 28, 2014.

Man loses arm

In another incident, a Manauli Surat resident lost his right arm as a train ran over him on the Kalka-Ambala railway track in Lalru, late this evening. The victim has been identified as Charanbir Singh.On receiving information about the victim, the Government Railway Police rushed the injured to Civil Hospital, Dera Bassi.



Talib, Tuba Sehar log win
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 10
Carrom player Mohd Talib outclassed seasoned Gagandeep Singh to clinch the men’s singles title while, Tuba Sehar overpowered Manu Gupta in the women’s singles on the concluding day of the 16th Raj Kumar Babuta Memorial Prize Money Carrom Ranking Tournament at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45.

In the final of the men’s singles, Mohd Talib outclassed Gagandeep Singh 2-0 (24-11, 25-10). He lifted another title under the boys’ single (junior) category after defeating Mohd Arish 2-0 (20-03, 14-07). Tuba Sehar also bagged women’s and girls’ singles category (junior) titles.

In the senior category, Tuba Sehar overpowered Manu Gupta 2-0 (25-12, 25-05). In girls’ singles (junior) tie, she defeated Sanya Chadha 2-0 (18-02, 11-10).

The assistant professor of the Department of Public Administration, Mohit Verma, gave away prizes to winners.


Men (singles)-Semifinals-Mohd Talib bt Neeraj Bharti, Gagandeep Singh bt Mohd Hassan 2-0 (22-18, 25-10)

Final-Mohd Talib bt Gagandeep Singh 2-0 (24-11, 25-10)

Boys (singles)-Mohd Talib bt Mohd Arish 2-0 (20-03, 14-07)

Women’s (singles)-Semifinals-Manu bt Nidhi 2-1 (13-18, 18-05, 19-17), Tuba bt Priya 2-0 (22-01, 16-15)

Final-Tuba Sehar bt Manu Gupta 2-0 (25-12, 25-05)

Girls (singles)-Final-Tuba Sehar bt Sanya 2-0 (18-02, 11-10).



Mandeep propels Punjab to victory
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 10
Followed by an unbeaten century by Mandeep Singh, Punjab registered an easy seven-wicket win against Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy at Amter (Himachal Pradesh) today.

After winning the toss and opting to field, Punjab restricted JKCA to 227 in 49.3 overs. Adil Rishi with his 67 runs contribution remained the most successful batsman for the JKCA. For Punjab, Navdeep Singh was the pick of the team with claiming three for 42 runs. Amitoze Singh claimed two for 41 runs.

In reply, Punjab posted 228 runs for 3 in 43 overs. The innings was sustained by a second wicket partnership of 116 runs between Manan Vohra (52 off 76 balls with six boundaries) and Mandeep Singh, who was also involved in another fruitful partnership for 47 runs with Yuvraj Singh (40 runs, inclusive of three boundaries and three sixes). Mandeep went on to score an unbeaten century (103 off 115 balls, inclusive of 10 boundaries and one six) to ensure the team’s win.

Gurkirat Singh remained unbeaten on 27 off 24 balls with four boundaries and one six. Punjab will face Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) on November 12 
at Bilaspur.



Football meet to begin tomorrow
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 10
A three-day North Zone IA&AD Football Tournament will begin from November 12 at Football Stadium of Sector 17.

As many as seven teams of the field offices from the Northern region of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India will vie for the top honours. Defending champion AG Jammu and Kashmir, runners-up AG Haryana, AG Shimla, AG Uttar Pradesh, Delhi Audit, AG Uttrakhand and host AG Punjab will clash for the title. The Principal Accountant General (Audit), Haryana, Mahua Pal, will open the tournament. 



David Ferrer not to play in tennis league 
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 10
Spanish David Ferrer pulled of his participation from the inaugural edition of the Champions Tennis League (CTL).

An inflamed lower back injury forced Ferrer to take his participation back from the CTL. David said, “I will not be able to play the Champions Tennis League in India. Over the last six weeks, my tournament schedule has been hectic and because of the many games I’ve played recently, a serious inflammation has appeared in the lower back.” David was scheduled to play for Chandigarh-Punjab home team, Punjab Marshalls, in the Champions Tennis League.

The CTL promoter, Vijay Amritraj, said it will be a challenge for the organisers to find his replacement.



Final standings in football meet put on hold 
Players accused of not being eligible to play in the tourney; sports committee to decide their fate
Deepankar Sharda
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 10
The concluding day of the Inter-College Football Championship for Men (A-Division) witnessed a series of objections, raised by teams, over the participation of players who were, apparently, not eligible to play the tournament.

SGGS College, Sector 26, raised objections against players of GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar, Ludhiana, and DAV College, Hoshiarpur. While, the GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar, submitted another objection against the team of SGGS College, Sector 26, Chandigarh.

The respective teams played their last league matches under opposition.

Following series of objections, the final standing of the tournament has been put on hold.

Now, the members of the Punjab University Sports Committee (PUSC) will take a final decision after screening the documents of team’s members, spotted under radar, in the coming meeting. The guilty colleges could face a ban from playing the Panjab University Inter-College Championship.

According to sources, the matter was highlighted after SGGS College, Sector 26, spotted a few players of GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar, ineligible for playing the competition. The college authorities submitted their resent against all players of Ludhiana to the Directorate of Sports, Panjab University. Later, the SGGS side submitted another objection citing the reasons for the ineligibility of players from DAV College, Hoshiarpur. Later in the afternoon, the Ludhiana authorities also submitted a complaint raising questions on authenticity of the SGGS players. The matter is now being forwarded to the authorities.

“We have received all the complaints by the (above mentioned) colleges. The matter is under consideration and the Punjab University Sports Committee will take the final decision. The teams found guilty will face strict action. The final standing of the tournament will be cleared after the report of the sports committee,” said Dr Daliwinder Singh, director, Directorate of Sports, Panjab University. If sources are to be believed, some players are not eligible to play in the championship. A few players from the named colleges had failed to clear the examination of their respective classes while, few were spotted participating under fake names. The committee is, however, yet to screen documents of these players to take the final call.

DAV-Hoshiarpur blank Mahilpur 3-0

In the last league match of the tournament, DAV, Hoshiarpur, blanked SGGS Khalsa College, Mahilpur, 3-0. The team played an attacking game throughout the 90 minutes. Opening the goal-line, left full back Ram Kumar scored the first goal for the side. He stunned Mahilpur’s custodian with a power-packed free kick in the first half of the match. After scoring the lead, the team sealed the first 45 minutes in their favour. After lemon break, the Mahilpur side put their cent percent to pull a comeback but failed following lack in coordination among the strikers. Taking full advantage, Hoshiarpur extended their lead further with Jatinder and David scoring a goal each for the winners. Earlier, in the opening league match, GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar, played a goalless draw against SGGS College, Sector 26, Chandigarh.



GGS college beat PGGCG by 122 runs

Chandigarh, November 10
The GGS College for Women defeated Post Graduate Government College for Girls (PGGCG) by 122 runs in a match of the ongoing Inter-College Cricket Championship (A-division) on the cricket ground of PU.

After electing to bat first, GGS college posted a healthy total of 238 runs for seven wickets in the allotted slot of 35 overs. The team’s innings was well studded by opener Manisha. She was supported by Priyanka. For the bowling side, Anjali and Himanshi claimed two wickets each. In reply, the losing side bundled out on 116 runs in 27 overs with Himanshi top scoring the team’s score chart with 42 runs. For the bowling side, Yogita , Manisha, Rachna remained the noticeable wicket-takers. — TNS



Kabir advances to pre-quarters in tennis tourney
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 10
Top seed Kabir Manrai moved to pre-quarters by defeating CHART trainee Jagdeep Bajwa in straight sets during the ongoing CLTA-AITA Championship Series (CS-7) Tennis Tournament (Under-16).

Kabir Manrai beat Jagdeep Singh Bajwa in straight games 6-3 and 6-4. In another match of the same category, second seed Aditya Vashisht also moved to pre-quarters by defeating lucky loser Amol Juneja 6-2 and 6-3. In form Rishabh Sharda also marched forward with defeating another CLTA trainee Raunaq Singh Marwaha 6-0 and 6-0.

In a well-settled match, Ishaan Sethi, after losing the first set against Savneet Singh Bajwa, 3-6, won back-to-back games 6-1 and 6-0.

In the girls’ category, another lucky loser Alisha Menon upset eighth seed Nandini Singh 6-2 and 6-2 while, CHART trainee Princy Panchal defeated Dikshita Rana 6-0 and 6-3.


Boys’ singles (U-16)-First round-Kabir bt Jagdeep 6-3, 6-4, Aditya bt Arnab 6-3, 6-3, Shivam bt Tushar 6-0, 6-3, Gurjot bt Vatsal 6-4, 6-4, Rishabh bt Raunaq 6-0, 6-0, Ishaan Anirudh Sethi bt Savneet 3-6, 6-1, 6-0, Naresh bt Sehaj 6-2, 6-2, Sabrang bt Jagtar 6-2, 6-1, Rohit bt Sahishnu 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, Shashikant bt Jaskaran 6-1, 6-2, Rahul bt Karan 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, N Calvin Golmei bt Ritik 6-1, 6-2, Ramanjot bt Sagar 6-1, 6-1, Sohraab bt Parmeet 6-1, 6-4, Neeraj bt Rohit 6-0, 6-2, Aditya bt Amol 6-2, 6-3

Girls’ singles (U-16)-First round-Seerat bt Shamita 6-0, 6-0, Komaljit bt Reetinder 6-0, 6-1, Bhavya bt Rubani 7-6(4), 6-2, Rahat bt Himanshika 7-5, 6-2, Jahnavi bt Bindu 6-3, 6-1, Luvya Lamba bt Priyanka Jakhar 6-1, 6-2, Saumya Saxena bt Sehajveer Bhandal 6-3, 6-0, Alisha Menon bt Nandini Singh 6-2, 6-2, Khushbeen Kaur bt Smera Mehta 6-3, 6-2, Mehak Khurmi bt Aditya Dogra 6-0, 6-1, Jannat Khurana bt Arti Nayan 6-1, 6-0, Princy Panchal bt Dishita Rana 6-0, 6-3, Saisha Khanna bt Kulsoom Khan 6-1, 6-0, Ashpreet Kaur Bajwa bt Deepshikha 6-2, 6-0.

CLTA/CHART players on exposure trip to Spain

Four CLTA/CHART players Ranjeet Singh, Vikrant Dahiya, Sumit Pal Singh and Digvijay Pratap Singh, accompanied by the Director Coaching and Development CLTA, Gajendra Singh, attended a three-week exposure trip for training and participation at Madrid (Spain). The players played matches with Spanish players, including two team events. The local lads defeated No. 1 tennis club of Madrid in a Davis Cup format, winning four matches. In the tournament, players from Cuba, Greece, USA, Spain and India participated. In the semifinals, Ranjeet defeated Sumit Pal Singh 7-6 (1), 6-1 and Digvijay Pratap Singh beat Vikrant Dahiya 6-4, 6-4. Ranjeet won the singles title by defeating current U-14 National Champion Digvijay Pratap Singh in a closely-contested match. Ranjeet won 6-2, 5-7, 10-4. All Indian players played in the knockout stage.



Gobindgarh college logs win

Chandigarh, November 10
Gobindgarh Public College, Alour, and Tarawati Memorial Degree College, Bringali, lifted the title of the Panjab University Inter-College Weightlifting Championship for Men and Women. The championship concluded on the PU campus.

The weightlifters of Gobindgarh Public College, Alour, won the men’s championship with 21 points while, SGGS College, Chandigarh, and SCD Government College, Ludhiana, secured second and third positions, respectively. In the womens’ category, Tarawati Memorial Degree College, Bringali, lifted the title with 21 points. The Government College for Girls, Ludhiana, and Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana, claimed the second and third positions, respectively. The GGS College for Women, Chandigarh, notched the fourth spot.

The Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana, won the PU Inter-College Power-Lifting Championship for Women. GCG, Ludhiana, and GGS College for Women, Chandigarh, notched second and third positions, respectively. — TNS



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