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Man kills father for property 
Tribune Reporters

Payal (Khanna), March 31
A man hacked his father to death and seriously injured his younger brother to vent out his anger against his father for solemnising his brother's marriage.

Baljinder Singh, who was arrested by the local police this morning for killing his father Baldev Singh and injuring younger brother Avtar Singh, was against the marriage of Avtar Singh and had even threatened his father of dire consequences if he went ahead with the marriage of Avtar Singh, who is physical handicapped.

Baljinder Singh, who is a mason, used his implements to carry out the crime. Yesterday, after he returned from work, he picked up a quarrel with his father that soon turned into a bloody scuffle. He stabbed Baldev Singh with the hammer. As his brother Avtar Singh tried to intervene, he attacked him also causing grievous injuries to him.

As the attacked persons and other family members raised an alarm, a number of neighbours reached the spot. But, by that time, he had already caused fatal injuries to Baldev Singh. However, the neighbours managed to save Avtar from Baljinder's wrath. They immediately rushed the two to a nearby hospital where Baldev Singh was reported to be dead. Avtar Singh was later shifted to the Khanna civil hospital.

A team of police officials from the Payal police station reached the spot and started investigations into the case. A case was registered against Baljinder Singh under various sections of the law and he was placed under arrest.

The police said he opposed his younger brother's marriage that was held about a month back, as he would have to divide the family property with him. Baljinder believed that in case Avtar's marriage had not been formalised, he would have remained dependent on him and never asked for a share in the family property.

SSP Gautam Cheema said it was a strange case and the police was further investigating the matter. He said though the family did not have much of property, it perhaps was the house in which they lived that became the bone of contention between the son and the father.

Meanwhile, the body of Baldev Singh was sent to the mortuary of the Khanna civil hospital for post-mortem examination and Avtar Singh is undergoing treatment at the Khanna civil hospital.



MC building branch staff go on mass leave
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, March 31
Two days after employees of drawing branch of the Municipal Corporation went on a month-long mass protest leave, employees of the building branch also followed suit and sent mass applications to the local bodies department to protest against the Vigilance Bureau action on their colleagues.

There are 70 employees in both branches of civic body. None of them joined the duty today. Those protesting included assistant town planners, head draftsmen, junior draftsmen, surveyors and building inspectors.

The employees are protesting against the arrest of MTP, Amritsar, Shakti Sagar Bhatia and two draftsmen, Mohinder Pal and Nirmal Singh, who was arrested in a case of building bylaw violations.

The agitators said they had applied for leave to the government and would not join duty. Even if they were not granted leave, they would continue to boycott work. If the government wanted them to join office, then it needed to find a solution to their problem.

To fight against the ‘‘harassment’’ caused by the Vigilance Bureau, the employees formed Punjab Municipal Town Planning Association and elected their office-bearers during a meeting. The meeting was attended by all assistant town planners, head draftsmen, junior draftsmen, surveyors and building inspectors.

Addressing a meeting after the election, Mohan Lal, ATP, Jalandhar, who was elected the president said there were many police stations and posts in the city. And if something wrong was reported in any of the area, the SHO was not arrested. He asked why the employees of building and drawing branch were arrested for building bylaws violations in Gulchaman Gali.

Ashwani Bheel, press secretary, said it was shocking that the VB was arresting them for meeting with their targets.

‘‘As many as eight employees have been arrested by the VB in this case only. It is surprising that the gali case was already in a court and it was sub judice if the VB took any action into it, ’’ said Bheel.



Youth booked for incest
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, March 31
Close on the heels of tragic death of two cousins due to an incestuous relationship, another incestuous relationship has led to registration of a case against a youth for allegedly establishing physical relations with his cousin on the lure of marrying her.

Though the accused Satinder, who works in a transport company, and the girl, allegedly of minor age, had gone missing four days ago, the youth was booked for allegedly raping and kidnapping the girl.

The police said the FIR was registered primarily on the complaint of the parents of the girl. The youth was yet to be arrested.

The parents of the girl said the youth had taken away the girl to some other place.



Billu Murder
3 main accused turn in
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, March 31
Four weeks after a joint group of different underworld gangs of the city had murdered an alleged gangster Billu Badshah, three of the main accused surrendered in a local court this afternoon.

The surrendered accused included Mohni Gagat, Raman alias Rocky and Kaali. After playing hide and seek with the police for the past several days, the accused chose to surrender before the court of Civil Judge Kanwaljit Singh.

Earlier, they had taken the police and the media for a ride a number of times by announcing they would surrender at this place or the other but they never turned up.

The police said the court remanded the accused to police custody till April 2. He said the surrender was made possible owing to immense pressure exerted on the accused by the police.

The police required remand to trace the six other accused named in the FIR. The police has to recover the weapon also with which the murder was allegedly committed.

Besides, the police aims to trace the deep roots of the underworld and the exact motive for which Billu was killed.

On March 3 midnight, the alleged assailants had attacked him with sharp-edged weapons outside Pritam Dhaba, Do Moria bridge where he had gone with his brother to have dinner. The assailants targeted only him and inflicted about 15 wounds on his head, arms and stomach. His brother, Jaswinder, was left unhurt.

A resident of Kundanpuri, Billu had over 10 FIRs against him in different police stations. He was accused of running illegal finance business, liquor trade and offering protection to lottery trade.

The absconding accused include, Lovely, Lamba, Amarjit Singh Mandal, Raman Kumar, Mehndi, Sachin, and other unknown persons. 



MC earns Rs 75 cr from house tax, water bills
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, March 31
After working on the weekend, the Municipal Corporation earned a revenue of Rs 75 crore from pending house tax, water supply and sewerage bills.

The MC earned Rs 48 crore from the house tax till the filing of this report. The commissioner Vikas Partap said Rs 2 crore more was expected as this amount was paid by the residents through the cheques. The total collection under this head was expected to be Rs 50 crore.

The water supply and sewage bills fetched Rs 25 crore for the MC. Partap said by generating this much funds, the MC had met with the targets set from house tax, water and sewage bills.

Expressing satisfaction, Partap said they were sure that next year also they would be able to make this much money.

He said the employees of recovery branch and other departments had worked very diligently during the last two days despite being a weekend.

The state government had given a deadline of March 31 for the residents to deposit their house tax, water supply and sewage bills without paying interest on the outstanding payments towards the bills.

To make the residents avail of this opportunity, the MC had worked on Saturday and Sunday also. It witnessed a very good response from the residents.



Federal Bank employees strike work
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, March 31
Employees of Federal Bank observed a day-long strike in protest against the management's inaction on their demands.

The employees demanded that vacancies in various categories like the clerical be filled, contractual labour be stopped and all employees who are engaged on contract basis be regularised.

"We have also demanded integration of salary and other service conditions of the erstwhile Ganesh Bank of Kurundwad, which merged with our bank, with that of the employees of Federal Bank," said Pargat Singh, secretary of the Federal Bank Employees Union.

Among other demands that were raised were overtime wages for the employees who worked for longer hours for the migration to CBS and otherwise, simplification of promotion-test method, improvement in staff-loan schemes and reduction in interest rates.



Last day of financial year
Heavy rush at IT offices and banks
Shveta Pathak
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, March 31
The last day of the financial year saw heavy rush at income tax offices and bank branches as assessees made a beeline to deposit service tax and furnish income tax returns here today.

At the IT offices in Aaykar Bhawan and in Tagore Bhawan, assessees stood in queues to deposit their returns. The department is expecting almost 20 per cent increase in the number of assessees who furnished returns this year. Department officials worked till extended hours to accommodate lakhs of assessees.

IT officials worked on Saturday and Sunday also to receive the ITRs. However, in the Tagore Nagar office, assessees complained that they were asked to visit the office again to collect their receipts as due to power cuts employees were functioning manually.

"They had told us that they would accept returns even on Sunday. But there was a power cut and to top it the generator in their office was not working. I was asked to deposit the return and collect the receipt later. If the department made it a point to publicise that it was functioning on Saturday and Sunday, its systems like generators should have been in place so that customers did not suffer. For us it is a hassle to make repeated visits to the department’s office," said an assessee.

The "lengthier" return forms were condemned by assessees and also by tax professionals.

"The details to be furnished are much more and it took us a lot of time filling the returns. With more than 20 pages to be filled, a lot of assessees get confused. The department should have continued with single-page returns," said tax lawyer Jatinder Khurana.

The department did not accept returns without PAN number this time. Officials said people were required to procure PAN numbers by May and in case they failed to do so, they were liable.

Bank branches also recorded heavy customer turnout, it being the last date for depositing service tax.

Meanwhile as the financial year comes to a close today banks would be open but would have no public dealing tomorrow on account of closing. 



Post office opens at lawyers’ complex
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, March 31
Much-awaited demand of city lawyers to have a branch of post office in Lawyers Chambers complex was fulfilled today with the strenuous efforts of president of the District Bar Association (DBA) Parupkar Singh Ghumman.

Chief parliamentary secretary (local bodies) Harish Rai Dhanda inaugurated this branch. He said the lawyers were struggling hard for this. Senior superintendent of post offices V K Raizada and several officials of postal department were present on this occassion.

Secretary of the DBA Govind Puri, Harpreet Singh Makkar, Rakesh Gupta, Deepjot Singh Ahluwalia, S P Singh, Rupinder Singh Benipal, Baldev Kumar Baweja, Rajan Chand, Naveen Sharma, Hemant Kalia, former DBA president were also present on this occassion. 



MC starts cleanliness drive; brooms in short supply
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, March 31
Even as the municipal corporation has announced a cleanliness week, the safai karamcharis are ruing that they were not provided with required material used for cleaning.

The safai karamcharis said that they had been demanding 1,200 wheel barrows since 2006 to carry the garbage after sweeping but only 300 such barrows were provided to them.

There was a shortage of containers and even the brooms and the karamcharis had to face the blame for not working properly.

They added that 300 barrows in the entire city meant four barrows for every ward. This was not sufficient to clean the entire city, which generated a lot of garbage due to its population.

A special cleanliness drive was started in Ward No. 35 today. The area councillor, Parminder Mehta, while starting the drive, heard the problems of safai karamcharis.

He said the area from Talab Bazar to Domoria bridge and Thapar Mohalla to Nigger Mandi was the dirtiest area. A cleanliness drive was the need of the hour. As not much attention was being paid towards it, mosquitoes and flies were multiplying and nobody was caring.

‘‘They are perhaps waiting for an epidemic to wake up. During the rains, water would enter the houses and shops in the area. But nobody cares,’’ said Mehta, adding that the nullahs passing through the area needed immediate cleaning and desilting.

He also appealed to the residents not to throw plastics and thermocol down the drain.

He asked them to throw garbage at specific sites and not to litter. The garbage would be lifted systematically, he said. 



City doc to participate in global meet
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, March 31
A city-based dental professional and former head of dentistry at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, has been invited attend an international discussion on the latest developments in the field of dental implants.

The global meet will be held in Berlin (Germany) from April 17 to 20, 2008, where dental specialists from across the world will deliberate on successful treatment concepts in implants.

After getting training from the University of New York in 1997, Dr Bindra has been carrying out dental implants using most modern and revolutionary concepts in the field. She has earlier attended a number of training courses in the US and Canada and has also shared her expertise in dental implants at international meets in Chicago (USA), Banff (Canada) and at the World Dental Conference (FDI) in Singapore. 



Gabria moots heritage village at PAU
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, March 31
Minister of tourism and culture Hira Singh Gabria, who visited the Punjab Agricultural University, has said efforts are being made to bring Ludhiana on the tourism map of Punjab. While visiting the museum of rural life of Punjab on the university campus, Gabria said the museum could be developed into a heritage village to project cultural heritage people living in Punjab. 



Killing of RSS activists in Kerala
RSS, BJP, Bajrang Dal stage dharnas
Our Correspondent

Mandi Ahmedgarh/Samrala, March 31
To protest against the brutal killing of five activists of the RSS at Kanoor in Kerala recently, activists of the RSS, Bajrang Dal and BJP organised dharnas and blocked traffic on the Ludhiana-Malerkotla and Ludhiana-Chandigarh roads today.

The activists raised slogans against the UPA government, which according to them had been “shielding” the killers owing alliance to the CPM.

According to Sukhminder Singh Grewal, in charge, district Ludhiana (Rural), BJP, senior leaders of the RSS, Bajrang Dal and Bhartiya Yuva Morcha had led protests at various places in this part of Malwa.

The leaders alleged that the activists of the CPM had been torturing and killing supporters of all parties since 1969 but successive government had failed to take action against them. "It is most inhumane that they (constituents of the UPA government) did not dare condemn the brutal murder of five activists of the RSS. We have organised peaceful dharnas to lodge our protest and will be forced to continue the same in case the killers are not nabbed," said Grewal, claiming that efforts were made to ensure that little inconvenience was caused to the public.

Chamkaur Singh Pandher, Yog Raj Sharda, Jagtar Singh, Nirmal Singh (BJP leaders), Ram Lal, Ruldu Ram Bhairo Munna (RSS leaders), Yogesh Kumar and Ajit Malhotra (Bajrang Dal leaders) led activists at various places.



PO held with 1.12 quintal poppy husk
Tribune News Service

Kharar, March 31
The Kharar police arrested Jaswinder Singh alias Kala, a resident of Dhadak Kalan village, with 1.12 quintals of poppy husk near Rattanheri village. The accused is a proclaimed offender in a narcotics case and has been declared absent from court proceedings in yet another narcotics and excise case.



Need to educate farmers on soil fertility: Dhindsa
Our Correspondent

Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 31
Shiromani Akali Dal secretary-general and MP Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa from Sangrur has called upon office-bearers of various social and educational organisations of the state to launch a coordinated move to educate farmers about the consequences of degradation of the biosphere in general and soil in particular by reckless addition of pesticides and chemical fertilisers.

Dhindsa was talking to The Tribune after addressing the inaugural function of Tara Refineries at Jitwal village, near here, today.

Reiterating the warning given by environmentalist S L Bahugana, Dhindsa apprehended that soil fertility would decrease further if preventive measures were not taken immediately. He regretted that even the most fertile soil had got used to chemical fertilisers, which besides causing monetary loss to the farmers added harmful and non-biodegradable compounds in the food chain.

Admitting that agriculture had ceased to be a remunerative occupation, Dhindsa claimed that only those peasants earned profit who had supplemented their income through allied professions.

Terming lack of awareness about ideal agricultural practices responsible for persistent losses in the profession, Dhindsa urged office-bearers of social and educational organisations to help the state authorities in disseminating knowledge gained through research and development.

Nusrat Akram Khan Bagga, Mahesh Inder Grewal, Jagdish Singh Garcha, Gobind Singh Kanjhla, Abdul Gaffar (former ministers) and Rajinder Singh Kanjhla, president, SAD, district Sangrur, were also present. 



Walk-in admissions round the year 
Tribune News Service

Khanna, March 31
Indira Gandhi National Open University has decided to offer walk-in admission round the year for all academic programmes. All these programmes will be offered in January as well as July cycles of admission. A prospective student can walk in at the Regional Centre along with credentials and requisite programme fee and submit his admission form.

Dr Ashok Sharma, IGNOU regional director for Punjab and Chandigarh, said the decision had been taken to actually practise the flexibility of open and distance education. Henceforth, all academic programmes, including B.Ed, would be offered throughout the country in both cycles of admission. Student handbook and prospectus would be common for all programmes, including MBA banking and finance, except for the programmes where the admissions are conducted through entrance test. There would be no mention of the year in the prospectus and a simplified admission form would be used.

The present practice of printing of separate prospectus for the programmes where admissions were done through entrance test would continue. All entrance tests would be conducted on the third Sunday of August for January cycle of admissions and first Sunday of February for July cycle of admissions. The entrance test for B.Ed would be conducted twice a year along with OPENMAT.

As far as schedule for receipt of filled-in admission form at the regional centre is concerned, Dr Sharma said, last date for submission of filled-in admission form without late fee would be October 31 for January cycle and April 30 for July cycle. With late fee of Rs. 200, the last date for submission of filled-in admission form would be November 30 for January cycle and May 31 for July cycle.



Rs 3 crore grant for Khalsa college
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, March 31
The Union HRD ministry has sanctioned Rs 3 crore for the development of state-of-art library at the Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women (GNKCW). Jaideep Singh, officer on special duty, Union minister Arjun Singh, in a communication to principal Manju Chawla has informed about the amount been sanctioned by the ministry. The principal has also been asked to submit a comprehensive project proposal for the library directly to the UGC.

Arjun Singh, while delivering a convocation address at GNKCW, recently, had announced the grant of Rs 3 crores. 



PAU agri college alumni meet on April 3
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, March 31
The College of Agriculture, Punjab Agricultural University, will hold its 47th annual alumni association meeting on April 3 and April4. Dr Milkha Singh Aulakh, dean (college), said vice-chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Dr Jai Rup Singh, would be the chief guest. 

A series of activities, including a lecture on “science and technology in the development of agriculture” would be delivered by PAU vice-chancellor Dr Manjit Singh Kang. Besides this, a symposium on poetry, sports and cultural events will be organised on April 3.

PAU vice-chancellor Dr Manjit Singh Kang, HAU (Hissar) vice-chancellor Dr J.C.Katyal, vice-chancellor of YSPUHF, Solan, Dr Jagmohan Singh, member finance committee, PAU board of management, Dr M.S.Bajwa,member, PAU board of management, Hardial Singh Gajnipur, Amritsar deputy commissioner Kahn Singh Pannu and principal advisor (planning) -cum-member secretary, state finance commission H.P, D.K.Sharma would be felicitated on the occasion.

The alumni association will also organise a business meeting on April 4

wherein its annual report will be presented and the executive committee for 2008-09 be elected.

The registration for the event will take place on April 3.



Goyal is Khanna teachers’ union chief 
Our Correspondent

Doraha, March 31
The annual elections for the posts of the office-bearers of the Doraha and Khanna units of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union were conducted in their respective colleges here today.

S.C.Goyal was unanimously elected president of the Khanna unit of PCCTU, while Williamjit Singh became president of its Doraha unit. The post of the general secretary of the Khanna unit went to K.K.Sharma, while S.S.Virk became the general secretary of its Doraha unit.

Apart from this, A.S.Maan and H.K.Sidhu were elected vice- president and the senior vice-president, respectively, of the Khanna unit. Balwinder Kumar Aggarwal became the finance secretary and the posts of the joint secretary and the press secretary went to Balbir Singh and Harpal Singh Bhatti, respectively. Ram Singh was elected member of the state delegate.

At Doraha, Gursharan Kaur was unanimously elected as its finance secretary. Among the state delegates, Pargat Singh Sekhon has especially been chosen to be one of its members.

The newly-appointed office-bearers and state delegates pledged to fight for the cause of the union and urge the government to restore 95 per cent grant in aid, lift ban on recruitments and conversion of posts, pension and gratuity for college teachers apart from implementing the CAS and grade of 14,940 of DPEs librarians, annual stagnation increments, exemption of RC and OC up to June 7, HRA for rural colleges, feeder grade, total service benefits, arrears of DA merger worth 23 crores, difference of allowances from January 1,1996 to February 1999 worth Rs 23 crore, arrears of additionally worth 9.69 crore.



Meritorious students
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, March 31
Khalsa Girls Senior Secondary School, Civil Lines, organised a prize distribution function to honour its meritorious students on the school premises today.

Name of the toppers are: Kamalpreet Kaur ( 84 per cent) Class XI (science); Bhavna and Ekta (84 per cent) Class XI (commerce); Shabnam and Baljit (85 per cent) Class XI (humanities); Sakshi (74 per cent) Class IX; Jyoti Bala (78 per cent) Class VII; Harpreet (68 per cent) Class VI; Simran and Ankit (97 per cent) Class IV; Mehak and Priyanka (88 per cent) Class III; Rajul and Nisha (94 per cent) Class II; Kirt and Fatima (100 per cent) Class I; Eshika (A grade) Nursery; Sonal (A grade) KG.



Conference on  IT sector
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, March 31
PCTE (Punjab College of Technical Education) will organise its 4th international conference on “challenges and developments in IT (ICCDIT-2008)” on May 30 on the PCTE premises. Established in August 1999, the college has more than 1,400 students enrolled in various courses.



Justice Uma Nath Singh inspects courts
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, March 31
Justice Uma Nath Singh, a judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, today inspected the working of local courts. He went to almost all the courts.

Earlier he was given a warm welcome by the district and sessions judge G K Rai, president of the District Bar Association Parupkar Singh Ghumman and local senior police and administrative officers.

Later he adressed the lawyers in the bar room at the district courts complex. 



DMCH holds zonal statistics workshop
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, March 31
The medical education unit of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital organised the first North Zone Elementary Statistics Workshop on the old DMC campus here today. Approximately 100 delegates from Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh attended the workshop.

The workshop was inaugurated by secretary of the DMCH managing society Prem Kumar Gupta. DMCH principal Dr Daljit Singh delivered the welcome address while highlighting the importance of statistics in biomedical research.

Dr S.C.Chopra, dean academics, professor and head of pharmacology department, introduced the participants to the concept of statistics and highlighted methods for summarisation of data. Other resource faculty included Dr R.K. Soni, Dr Sandeep Kaushal, Dr Shalini Arora and Dr Bharti Mahajan.

The highlight of the workshop was the training imparted to the participants regarding the use of computer and scientific calculators in statistics.

The post-workshop evaluation showed remarkable improvement in all aspects of statistics. The workshop concluded with valedictory remarks and vote of thanks.



Cager Gursimran Kaur honoured
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, March 31
Basketball legend of yesteryear’s, Gursimran Lalli, who brought laurels for Punjab and for the country on numerous occasions, during 1980s, was honoured by the Punjab Basketball Association and the District Sports Department at a function organised at Guru Nanak Stadium here today.

Lalli, who ruled the basketball arena along with her contemporaries, including Arjuna Awardees, Suman Sharma and Kamaljit Batth is visiting India after a gap of 18 years. She shifted her base to the USA following her marriage.

She played a pivotal role as member of the Punjab Basketball team which stood first, consecutively, for six years in the National Basketball tournaments for women. “Those were indeed the glorious years when we defeated, almost, every one. We toiled hard on the field and nothing seemed to mater except victory,” said Laddi, a resident of Patti near Amritsar.

She studied in Kairon School and got hooked onto Basketball. “It was not easy to play basketball during those days because I was a woman. Games, particularly basketball, were considered to be a man’s domain. I had heated arguments with my parents on several occasions. They were not agreeing to my playing on the field”, she said.

When asked about the future of women basketball she said, “I am not hopeful about the future of women basketball in the country. I left India around 18 years ago and since then there appears no change anywhere. The grounds and related infrastructure looks exactly the same where I left and the world has moved far ahead”.

She said “sports offers very average future for job placements. Even after representing India on more than 11 occasions, I had to be content with a meager job in the Northern Railways.” She felt that inflow of money was very important to uplift the standard of basketball in the country.

“In the USA even women basketball players are paid very handsomely”, she added.

Speaking on the occasion Teja Singh Dhaliwal, general secretary, Punjab Basketball Association, expressed his disappointment over the lack of quality coaching in the country, in general and Punjab, in particular.

Flabbergasted by the honour given to Lalli, her NRI husband, Gurdev Singh Bhuller said: “My wife used to tell me that she had played basketball in India. I never figured her to be any big player till the time I saw her being honoured for her contribution”. 



DMCH bag overall trophy
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, March 31
The three-day North Zone Inter Medical and Dental Colleges Tournament (NOZIT-2008) concluded with a glittering prize distribution ceremony held at Dumra Auditorium of the DMCH.

The overall best team trophy was bagged by the DMCH but being the host of NOZIT-08, the trophy was handed over to 1st runner- up, CMC, Ludhiana.

The function began with a welcome dance by DMCH students. The principal of DMCH, Dr Daljit Singh, extended a warm welcome to the chief guest and the dignitaries. Medical superintendent and chairperson of the DMC Sports Council Dr Rajoo Singh Chhina read out the NOZIT report, in which he showcased the schedule of events held in this three-day sports tournament.

He lauded the efforts of all members of the DMCH Sports Committee and the organisers in making this sports event a success.

The chief guest was chief secretary, Punjab, Ramesh Inder Singh.

He gave away the prizes to the winners.

The chief guest appreciated the participation by medical students in sports and cultural activities. He advised them to keep themselves updated on the technological advancements in the field of medicine.


Chess: Team DMC beat GMC, Chandigarh.

Girls (singles)-1st Priyanka (DMC), 2nd Himani Sharma (AMC, Bathinda), 3rd Rashmi (GMC, Chandigarh). Men (singles)-1st Ankush (CMC),2nd Japji (AMC, Bhatinda).

Volleyball (Final): MAMC, Agroha, beat CMC, Ludhiana, by 25-7,25-6,27-25.

Table Tennis: Men’s Team Championship (Final): CMC, Ludhiana, beat

BJS, Ludhiana, by 3-0 (Prashant beat Nitin by 11-9,11-6,11-8; Subhash beat Shobit by

13-11,11-8,11-5; Anish beat Abhimanyu by 11-4,12-10,14-12)

Men Singles (Final): Ajay Maini of DMC, Ludhiana, beat Prashant of CMC, Ludhiana, by 11-8,7-11,11-9,12-10

Women Singles (Final): Simerpreet Kaur of AMC, Bathinda, beat Ashima of CMC, Ludhiana, by 11-1, 11-9, 11-5. Badminton: Men’s Team Championship-GMC, Amritsar, beat CMC, Ludhiana, by 3-1. Men Singles- Bivek of GMC, Chandigarh, beat Mayank of

GMC, Chandigarh, by 21-16, 19-21, 21-50. Football: DMC beat AMC, Bathinda, by 2-0.

Cricket: GMC, Patiala, beat GMC Amritsar.



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