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Delimitation of municipal wards
Residents in a quandary over change of address
Tribune News Service

Dera Bassi, November 14
The process of delimitation of wards in the Zirakpur and Dera Bassi municipalities has put scores of residents in a quandary with their residential addresses all set to change on revenue records.

Apprehending a change in ward numbers, the residents have started thronging to the offices of the local civic bodies.

The affected residents of both municipalities said the change in addresses would put them to a great hardship as they had to correct the ward number listed in their address proofs given to various government offices, including post offices.

The fact came to light when the Zirakpur MC displayed the blueprint of the municipal council with new wards today.

Leaders of the BJP, the AAP and residents who went to the MC office to have a look at the newly carved wards alleged that SAD leaders had managed to get the wards of the Zirakpur and Dera Bassi municipalities delimited as per their convenience.

They alleged that the area MLA NK Sharma had superseded in manipulating the things and even some housing societies were divided into two to three wards of the Zirakpur and Dera Bassi municipal councils.

Naresh Kumar, a resident of Baltana, claimed that after the delimitation process, his ward number would be changed. “Now, I have to get my residential address changed at the post office to get posts,” he said.

“Those who have to apply for passport will be the worst affected,” he said.

Irate BJP and AAP leaders have decided to file objections against the wrong delimitation of the civic bodies.

Amrit Pal, former president of the Dera Bassi Municipal Council, has already complained to the Director, Department of local Government, Punjab, alleging highhandedness of the ruling SAD government leaders for flouting the norms during the delimitation process.



Graft charges framed against SE

Chandigarh, November 14
The CBI court today framed charges of corruption against NK Dhir, a superintending engineer in Punjab’s Department of Water Supply and Sanitation.

Dhir, who is presently out on bail, was arrested on August 7, 2013, while taking bribe of Rs 30,000 from a contractor for clearing some bills. — TNS



58-yr-old NRI raped in Kharar
Tribune News Service

Mohali, November 14
The Kharar police have booked a man on the charges of raping a 58-year-old Canada-based NRI woman.

While the man, identified as Kala, was booked under Section 376 (rape) of the IPC, his two accomplices, including a woman, were booked for criminal intimidation and conspiracy.

According to the victim, she along with a Patiala-based relative had come to Mohali for medical checkup on October 29. As the doctor had told her to come again after two days, she decided to stay with a Kharar-based acquaintance, Karnail Kaur.

When the woman was sleeping in the drawing room with Karnail Kaur, the latter allegedly told her to go to the bedroom around midnight.

“After some time, Kala came inside the room and raped her,” said the police.

Darshan Khan, who is known to Karnail Kaur, was also involved in the conspiracy, said the police.

The police registered a case against the trio at the Kharar (City) police station today. 



Man commits suicide

Panchkula, November 14
Satish Goyal (52), a resident of Sector 21, Panchkula, committed suicide on a railway track.

Sources said the police recovered a suicide note near the body.

A railway official said a passer-by informed the police about the incident. The body of the victim was recovered at 5pm from the track. — TNS



Bikes stolen

Chandigarh, November 14
Three cases of vehicle theft were reported in the city. Satinder Singh, a resident of Raipur Khurd, complained to the police that his motorcycle was stolen from in front of his residence.

Another two cases were reported from Sector 15. Ramesh, a resident of Khuda Lahora, and Basant Ballabh Bhatta, a resident of Sector 24-B, reported that their motorcycles were stolen from the Apni Mandi near the fuel station. — TNS



Second seed Aditya bags U-16 title
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 14
Second seed Aditya Vashisht continued his winning streak by defeating his practice partner 7th seed Gurjot Singh to lift the boys’ (U-16) title of the CLTA-AITA Championship Series (CS-7) tennis tournament that concluded here today.

Both players displayed good quality ground strokes where Aditya overpowered Gurjot in straight sets (6-2 and 6-4). Aditya remained consistent while Gurjot struggled hard to overpower the unforced errors.

In the girls’ (U-16) category, top seed Seerat Pannu sweat hard to defeat Jannat Khurana to claim the title.

Seerat lost the 1st set (4-6). However, in the second set she maintained a 4-0 lead. Afterwards, Jannat won only one game in the 2nd set. In the decider, Seerat played with good variation and posted a win (6-3). CLTA president Jai Singh Gill distributed prizes among finalists.


Boys’ singles (U-16) final - Aditya Vashisht bt Gurjot Singh 6-2, 6-4; Girls’ singles (U-16) final - Seerat Pannu bt Jannat Khurana 4-6, 6-1, 6-3.



GMHS-39 lads lift kabaddi title
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 14
The kabaddi team of Government Model High School (GMHS), Sector 39, lifted the title in the boys’ category on the concluding day of the Inter-School Kabaddi Tournament for Boys (U-17) here today.

In the final of the championship, the title winners defeated Government Model High School, Sector 12, (42-33). Government High School, Maloya Colony, attained third place in the championship.

In the girls’ final, Government Model School, Indira Colony, Mani Majra, attained top spot by defeating Government Model High School, Sector 29, (36-03).

The team of Government Senior Secondary School, Dhanas, attained the third place. Sunil Bhatia, Director Sports, UT Sports Department, distributed prizes among the winners.



AG Punjab win football tourney
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 14
The home team of the AG Punjab won the North Zone IA&AD Football Tournament, which concluded at the football stadium in Sector 17, here, today.

In the well-settled finals, the home team defeated the Delhi Audit side by a solitary goal. Starting the match, both teams played an attacking game.

However, the home team got the first opportunity in the 15th minute when Delhi’s defenders wrongly tackled a striker of the Punjab side. Randeep Singh of Punjab, taking full advantage of the free-kick, diverted the ball over the goal line.

The AG Punjab, after opening their account, played ball possession and packed their defence in good manner. Later, in the second half, Delhi strikers struggled hard to overcome the lead. However, they failed to finish the attacks on a good note. Sandeep Lal, Principal, Director of Audit (Central), awarded the winner and runner-up teams.



Easy win for shuttlers Ishan, Akshay
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 14
Shuttlers Ishan and Akshay registered a convincing win over their respective opponents during the boys’ (U-19) tie of the ongoing Chandigarh State Badminton Championship being held at Panjab University, here, today.

In the singles’ category match, Ishan beat Vishav (21-9 and 21-8) while left-handed Akshay overpowered Akash (21-12 and 21-14).

In the boys’ (U-13) category, Yatharth Pladan defeated Chaitanya Vashisht 21-8 and 21-6, Aryan Dhaneswar beat Maksh Saini 21-6 and 21-12, while Sanyam Grover overpowered Balkaranveer Singh 21-12 and 21-11. In other one-sided games, in the girls’ (U-15) category, Ishita defeated Annashree at 21-2 and 21-3. Garima beat Divya Kanwer 21-4 and 21-1 while Romil beat Nimisha 21-11 and 21-4.


Boys’ (U-13) singles: Round III - Sidhant Thakur bt Himanshu Kashayap 21-10, 21-14, Paurush Dhawan bt Parvan Goyal 21-10, 21-5, Dhruv Bansal bt Akul Malik 21-7, 21-4, Sumit Dahiya bt Punia Vashisht 21-17, 21-12, 21-17, Aditya Sharma bt Nirbhay Kumar 22-20, 21-19, Hasil Tiwari bt Pulkit 21-17, 21-18, 21-18;

Girls’ (U-15) singles: Round III - Divya Batra bt Tanvi Sharma 21-7, 21-7, Sarushi bt Simran Bains 21-4, 21-3, Arpita Malik bt Khushi 12-8, 10-21, Arshia bt Mannat 21-18, 21-16, Jasmaine bt Sharshita 21-19, 21-10, Arshi bt Jaismine 21-11, 21-6, Garima bt Sarushi 21-11, 21-7, Ishita bt Arpita M 21-5, 21-6, Romil bt Dea Batra 21-4; Boys’ (U-15) singles: Round III - Kartik Malhotra bt Mayank Dehru 21-12, 21-16, Himanshu Bisht bt Aman Mehta 21-13, 21-14, Manish Panday bt Anant Singh 21-12, 21-18, Shivam Mittal bt Anshuman Sharma 21-15, 21-15, Dhananjay bt Abhishek Trehan 21-13, 21-12, Shaurya Madaan bt Shaurya Mahajan 21-7, 21-4, Raman Kumar bt Yatharth Madaan 21-18, 21-14, 22-20:

Girls’ (U-13) singles: Round III - Tanisha bt Suhavi Kaur 21-12, 21-9, Melee Verma bt Bubble Sharma 21-3, 21-3, Simran Bains bt Vanshika 21-17, 21-16, Naina Goyal bt Ashmita 21-15, 21-2, Charu bt Tanya 21-7, 21-6, Varinda Rana bt Uditi Marwah 21-5, 21-5, Arpita Malik bt Himanshi Dhingra 21-7, 21-8, Naina Trehan bt Jaimane Rawat 21-12, 21-12, 21-14; Boys’ (U-17) singles: Round III - Ishan bt Gagandeep 21-7, 21-14, Abhinav T bt Gurshimran 21-7, 21-10, Paurush bt Kartik 21-14, 21-17, 21-7, Kavin bt Akshit M 21-6, 21-3, Laxman bt Shaurya M 21-12, 21-18, Amit B bt Anant Singh 21-7, 21-10, Pankaj Y bt Shivam R. 21-18, 21-10, 21-11, Vinayak bt Paras M 21-11, 21-12;

Boys U-13 Doubles: Aulkit and Videsh bt Sahaj and Saksham 21-14, 21-18, Dhruv and Sumit bt Bhavya B and Aditya Bisht 21-16, 21-17, Tushar and Aditya bt Araserver and Amandeep 21-14, 21-19, Hasil and Nirbhay W/o Arnav and Partner Sidhant and Aryan bt Prav B and Punya 21-12, 21-15, Himanshu and Sarthak bt Akul and Moksh 11-21, 22-20, 22-20, Adhiraj and Jayan bt Anukaran and Ishan 21-11, 21-18, Dhruv and Sumit bt Pulkit and Videsh 31-14, 21-18, 23-21, Hasil and Nirbhay bt Himanshu and Sarthak 21-7, 21-17, Yatharth and Sanyam bt Adhiraj and Jayan 21-13, 21-12, Sidhant and Aryan bt Tushar and Aditya 21-12, 22-20, 21-11; Girls (U-15) Doubles: Dea and Mannat bt Khushi and Kiranpreet 23-21, 21-8, Naina and Arpita bt Sharone and Aenne 21-8, 21-6.



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