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Panels on drug abuse, child care
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 16
The Chandigarh Administration has constituted separate committees to look into cases pertaining to drug abuse and child care in the Union Territory. To take effective steps for the prevention of illicit production of drugs, leakage from illicit sources, smuggling from Pakistan border and intensive campaign against the evil effects of drugs, the Administration has constituted a state-level coordination committee. The committee members include Adviser to the UT Administrator, Home Secretary, Finance Secretary and the Inspector-General of the UT Police.

The committee will coordinate the activities of different agencies, including the police, CID and the Excise Department for the prevention and detection of drug smuggling. It will recommend schemes for the organisation of task forces, creation of infrastructure for de-addiction centres, including NGOs, and to establish a process of proper information flow among different agencies of the Administration.

It has also constituted a child welfare committee in relation to children in need of care and protection under the concerned Act. The committee members include Dr Satinder Dhillon, Principal of the Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, Ms Madhu P Singh, Dr Harpreet Kanwal Chabhra, Ms Jyoti Khanna and Ms Bhawna Tayal. The committee will be functional for three years.



Aditi, Jaskaran win chess titles
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 16
Aditi Sharma won the sub-junior under-15 title with 6.5 points while Jaskaran won the junior under-19 title with 3.5 points on a better progressive score at the first Tender Heart Junior and Sub-Junior Prize Money Chess Championship conducted by the Chandigarh Chess Academy, which concluded at Tender Heart School here today.

Mr A.P. Saksena, President, Chandigarh Chess Association, distributed the prizes.

Points position in the junior u-19 category at the end of the 2nd round:

3.5 points: Jaskaran (first) and Himal Gusain (second)

3 points: Simranjit Singh (third) and Sulaksh Sharma (fourth)

2 points: Gurnoor, Shweta, Rishu Rathi and Amit Seth

1 point: Sureet Singh and Vikram Hooda

0 Point: Abhishek Goyal and Nitish

Points position in the sub-junior u-15 category at the end of the 4th round:

6.5 points: Aditi Sharma (first)

6 points: Shivam Shashwat (second) and Ameek Malhotra (third)

5.5 points: Ravneet (fourth)

5 points: Sahil Bhatia, Jasleen, Pallak Grewal, Gagandeep Singh, Ankush Verma, Sudharma Jain, Ashudhir, Mehul Jyotsi, Udit Jain and Satbir

4.5 points: Shristi Jain, Shivam Sahni, Shirish, Saransh Sakhuja and Jagteshwar.

4 points: Karansher Singh, Divya Pratap, Anubhav Pasrija, Gagandeep Sahib, Ravish Chawla, Vasu Sachdeva, Divir Gupta, Harman Singh, Tejas Nagpal, Jobanjeet Singh, Ismeet Singh, Swikrit Malik, Prakhar Gusain and Mitali

3.5 points: Tejas Kulkarni and Vaibhav Kohli.

3 points: Amber Sharma, Agrim Bansal, Savya Jha, Jayesh Mondal, Devjyot Singh, Agam Gujral, Mayank Bansal, Dhruv Sabharwal, Harpreet Singh, Tanish Goyal, Shivam Rathi, Manraj Singh, Gauri Chutani, Jaswinder Paul, Saraldeep, Lavish and Shresht Jain

2.5 points: Damanpreet Singh and Roopam Bhardwaj.

2 points: Sanchit Bansal, Rishabh Gupta, Arunima Goyal, Utkarsh Sidharth, Anubhav Tuknayat, Annahet and Amanpreet Singh

1.5 points: Vasu Pant, Harjot Kaur and Harjot Singh

1 point: Sumant Sood, Paritosh Sharma, Anirudh Mittal, Gazal and Pradeepto Mukherjee.



Chandigarh beat Sangrur in opener
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 16
Chandigarh registered their first victory over Sangrur by an innings and five wickets in the two-day inaugural match of the inter district (under-15) Sushil Bali Trophy at DAV School, Sector 8, here today.

Resuming at the overnight score of 115 for 3, the Chandigarh team could add only 70 runs and were all out for 185. In their second innings, Sangrur could not show any resistance and were wrapped up on a paltry 92 runs.

Earlier, in their first innings, Sangrur had put up just 88 runs in 64.3 overs. Chandigarh won the match by an innings and 5 runs.

Brief scores: Sangrur (1st innings): 88 all out in 63.3 overs.

Chandigarh (1st innings) 185 all out in 56.3 overs (Shah Nawaj 25, Karan Goel 40, Vishal Thind 56, Gurinder 30, Raj Kamal 2 for 43, Gurdarshan 2 for 21, Prit Pal 4 for 33).

Sangrur (2nd Innings): 92 all out in 71.3 overs (Vipin Sharma 18, Gurdarshan 12, Jashan 15, Love Preet 16, Gurinder 3 for 29, Rahul 3 for 6). 



Bhullar chosen volleyball body chief
Tribune News Service

Mohali, April 16
Mr Harcharan Singh Bhullar, former SP, Mohali, and SSP, Jagraon, has been unanimously chosen as the president of the newly constituted SAS Nagar Volleyball Association. Mr Bhullar’s name was proposed by Mr Chanan Singh and seconded by Mr Ranjit Singh during a meeting of the association held yesterday.

Mr Bhullar has been given the authority to choose the rest of the office-bearers of the association. In his address to the members, he said he would give his best to the association and try to bring up the standard of sports in the new district. He added that an announcement regarding a district-level volleyball championship would be made shortly.



Camp for under-19 probables underway
Tribune News Service

Mohali, April 16
As many as 24 probables in the under-19 category from the North zone are honing their cricketing skills in a 40-day camp which started yesterday at the PCA stadium here.

On the first day, fitness tests along with video shoots to analyse the faults in their basics were conducted by the experts.

From tomorrow, players will undergo a tight training schedule. In the morning, the players will work on their skills in all three departments of the game for a minimum of three hours. They will take a two-hour net session in the evening under the guidance of Chief Coach Venkat Ram and coaches Bharti Vij and Raj Kumar. Fitness trainer Afjal Khan and video analyst Prasanna will look after their respective departments.

The final team which will be picked up from these probables will represent North Zone in the Hemu Adhikari Trophy to be held at Bangalore from May 27.



Youngsters queue up for sports trials
Tribune News Service

Mohali, April 16
Trials at the DAV Public Senior Secondary School, Phase X, Mohali, proved to be a big draw as young sportsmen from various schools lined up outside the school today to secure a place for themselves.

Cricket turned out to be the hot favourite followed by skating aspirants. Principal Jaya Bhardwaj said the school had tied up with the Punjab Cricket Association to provide coaching to the youngsters.

Since the academy is open to students of other schools, the school had to conduct trials to sort out the best talent in the region. “We have decided to keep our facilities open to all residents of the town,” Ms Bhardwaj said. 



IAS and PCS officers transferred
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 16
Chief Secretary K.R. Lakhanpal has been given additional charge of the Power Department by the Punjab Government.

Meanwhile, the state government on Friday ordered the transfer of some IAS and PCS officers. Most of the transfers has been ordered to fill the newly created slots at SAS Nagar, which was inaugurated as a new district on Friday.

Mr J.C. Sabharwal has been transferred as SDM, Chamkaur Sahib and Mr Moneesh Kumar has been transferred as SDM, Patran.

Mr S.S. Channy has been given the charge of Secretary, Department of Labour and Employment till Mr Vijay Kain joins this post on return from leave. Mr Baldeo Purushartha has been posted as Secretary, Punjab Public Services Commission at Patiala.


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