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Rajesh Tomar hits ton for UP West Zone
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, January 8
Rajesh Tomar played a captain’s knock, hitting 188 runs off 82 balls, studded with 23 fours and eight sixes, as UP West Zone defeated UP East Zone by 58 runs and entered the semi-final of the 20th All-India Punjab National Bank Inter-Zone Sports Meet at the Karnail Singh stadium on Wednesday. Rajesh played such a free-flowing innings that in one over, he cracked 34 runs, with five sixes and one four.

Scores: UP West Zone: 235 for 6 in 25 overs (Rajesh Tomar 188, 82b, 23x4, 8x6; Manoj Bisht 29, Suresh Tiwari 2 for 33).

UP East Zone: 177 for 7 in 25 overs (P K Arora 39, C M Joshi 39, Sanjay Verma 34, Jitender Pawar 2 for 34).

West Zone defeated last year’s semi-finalists Delhi Zone by 49 runs in the quarter-final. Sunil Parab played an all-round role in West Zone’s victory.

Scores: Western Zone: 148 for 4 in 25 overs (Sunil Parab 48 n.o, A Advaonkar 18 n.o, Pawan 2 for 23). Delhi Zone: 99 for 7 in 25 overs (Rajesh 26 n.o, S Parab 2 for 15, Mahale 2 for 15).

Northern Zone defeated MP Zone by five wickets in another quarter-final match. Scores: MP Zone: 107 all out in 25 overs (Anand 29, Hoolicharan 17, R Chautani 3 for 16, Praveen Madan 3 for 21).

Northern Zone: 108 for 5 in 21 overs (Pravin Madan 30, Subodh Bisht 24, Vikas 3 for 23).

Meanwhile, J P Saroya of Punjab Zone maintained his domination of the track when he annexed the gruelling

10,000m race. He clocked 36:23.0 minutes to emerge the winner while Som Dutt of Himachal Pradesh and Amrik Singh of Punjab took the second and third position, respectively.

Kusum Lata of West UP clocked 1.29 minutes to win the women’s 400m race. Prem Lata of Delhi and Anita of Northern bagged the silver and bronze respectively.

Ravneet Singh of Punjab won the men’s 400m gold with a time of 59.7 secs. J P Sharma and Narender Singh of Punjab annexed the silver and bronze respectively.

P S Rathore of Central UP crossed all hurdles to win the 110m men’s hurdles gold with a time of 20.2 secs. Ravneet Singh and S K Dogra accounted for the silver and bronze.

Sohan Singh of Punjab cleared a distance of 30.17 metres to win the men’s discuss throw gold. O P Redu of Northern and R K Singh of UP Central lifted the silver and bronze respectively.

Rajni of UP Central UP measured a distance of 22.76 metres to lift the women’s discuss gold. She was followed by Bimal of Northern Zone and Satya of Punjab.

Punjab Zone defeated Uttaranchal 25-20, 25-10, 25-10 while Eastern Zone crushed Himachal Pradesh 25-10, 25-21, 25-19 to sail into volleyball semi-finals.

Delhi Zone entered the basketball final, defeating Rajasthan Zone 39-17. Bhupinder Thakur scored 12 points for Delhi. Punjab Zone beat Himachal Pradesh 31-21 to set up the title clash against Delhi. Pradip Kapoor and J D Sharma scored 11 points each for Punjab.



Damanjit, Ravi shine 
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, January 8
A strokeful century by opener Damanjit Singh (106, 9x4, 1x6, 84b) and devastating medium pace bowling by skipper Ravi Yadav (5 for 14) enabled Rajdhani Sports Club defeat Daryaganj Gymkhana by 253 runs and entered the quarter-final of the seventh Sahibzada Ajit Singh Cricket Tournament at the Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce ground, Pitampura, on Wednesday.
Damanjit Singh was adjudged the man of the match.

Scores: Rajdhani Sports Club: 293 for 5 in 40 overs (Damanjit Singh 106, Naveen Verma 55, 8x4, 1x6; Manish Chawla 32, 2x4; Parmod Bhati 32 n.o, 2x4; Ashish Sharma 30, 3x4, 1x6, 18b; Kesar Chaudhary 16 n.o; Ankur Budhiraja 2 for 48, Amit Dasmana 1 for 37, Ravi Arora 1 for 45, Manish Bajaj 1 for 48).

Daryaganj Gymkhana: 40 all out in 16 overs (Ravi Yadav 5 for 14, Ravinder Bhandari 3 or 13, Lalit Anand 1 for 10).

Inter-Corporate Cricket

Business Standard will meet Pan Business Lists in the opening match of the Inter-Corporate Cricket Championship, to be organised by Criswim Academy. Delhi and District

Cricket Association (DDCA) sports secretary Sunil Dev will inaugurate the tournament at the Jasola Sports Complex ground on January 11 at 10.30 am.

Chief executives of top corporates will take part in the tournament.



Corporate Invitation Challenge Golf
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, January 8
Over 250 leading corporate heads will participate in the Chivas invitational golf challenge tournament to be held at the Delhi Golf Club course from January 10 to 12. The event will be the official qualifier for the World Corporate Golf Championship, to be held at the Championship South Course in La Manga, Spain. The winning team will represent India in the world meet. The winning team from Delhi join this year’s winners from Mumbai—Ajay and Vijay Chauhan of Parle—as part of the four-member Indian team. .

Achievers Cup Golf

The first leg of the second Achievers Cup Golf Tournament will be held at the Tollygunge Club, Kolkata from January 11. The second leg will be in Bangalore on January 25, the third leg at Pune on February 2 and the fourth leg in Delhi on February 15. The final will be held in Kathmandu.



Robin Raj stars for Keshav Puram 
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, January 8
Brilliant all-round performances by 16-year-old Robin Raj Sharma (4 for 37 and 57 n.o) and 15-year-old Rocky Aggarwal (3 for 41 and 41) helped Keshav Puram Cricket Academy beat Royal Cricket Club by two wickets in the Freedom Cup Triangular Cricket Tournament at the PBG ground on Wednesday.

Scores: Royal Club: 207 for 9 in 30 overs (Jagmohan 49, Gagan Bisht 42, Ratan Singh 27, Robin Raj Sharma 4 for 37, Rocky Aggarwal 3 for 41).

Keshav Puram Academy: 210 for 8 in 28.1 overs (Robin Raj Sharma 57 n.o, Rocky Aggarwal 41, Sahil 29, Manish 2 for 28, Saurabh Gupta 2 for 36). Rocky Aggarwal and Robin Raj Sharma were jointly declared the ‘man of the match’.



MCD seeks changes in DMC Act 
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 8
The Congress-led Municipal Corporation of Delhi is seeking an amendment to the DMC Act, 1957, to rid itself from the shackles of the Delhi State Selection Board (DSSB) to fill the vacant posts in its various departments.

A resolution to this effect was passed unanimously at the recent meeting of the house of the corporation after Mr Vijender Gupta, a BJP councillor, moved it. The amendment would be under Section 92 of the DMC Act, which empowered the DSSB for appointments in B and C categories of employees.

Thousands of posts of ministerial staff are lying vacant in the corporation and a number of representations have been sent to the board to fill the vacancies. But for some inexplicable reason the board has never taken these seriously. Since the board is under he Delhi Government, the MCD cannot take any action against the officers concerned, Mr Gupta claimed.

The ministerial staff is said to be the backbone of the corporation. In the absence of the staff important work is lying pending. Moreover, it had come to the notice that in the selection test for primary school assistant teachers held by the DSSB a single roll number was issued to more than one candidate in some cases, resulting in a number of bogus appointments of teachers. A few of the teachers appointed on the basis of bogus documents were arrested last year.

The members of the MCD feel that once the power for recruitment is vested in the civic body it will be able to monitor the appointments more closely to prevent fraud and misrepresentation. It will also be able to judiciously assess the number of persons required to carry out the work effectively.


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