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Several dengue cases, but civil surgeon says only 2
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 12
Private hospitals here have reported 10 cases of dengue. Apollo Hospital has a patient each from Ludhiana, Khanna and Samrala. Dr P.S. Singh, medical superintendent, stated that these patients had tested positive for dengue and their condition was under control.

In similar reports from the DMCH, 10 cases of dengue have been reported from various districts in the past 10 days. Four patients belonged to Ludhiana district.

Dr M.S. Puri, medical superintendent, confirmed that the patients had the symptoms of dengue.

Dr Kamal Massih, medical superintendent, at the CMCH said there were two positive cases of dengue at the hospital. “One of the patients is an employee of the hospital and has been discharged while a patient from the Purana Bazar area is still undergoing treatment," he said.

Pointing at unreported cases, a senior physician in the city said the number of dengue patients could be more as the district health authorities did not have accurate data from small and big private hospitals in the district.

Civil surgeon S.P. Sharma said the department had received reports of just two positive cases. “We gather information from all hospitals across the district and dengue is ascertained after specific tests,” he said.

Irate over the attitude of the MC and the health department, B.S. Dhaliwal, a resident of Aggar Nagar, said: “Instead of taking necessary measures to check dengue, the authorities are busy passing the buck. Dengue should be dealt on a priority basis before it is too late.”


Kiosk appears at Leisure Valley
Councillor protests, MC silent

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 12
Even hours after councillor Amrit Varsha Rampal objected to the setting up of a kiosk at Leisure Valley illegally, the MC has failed to take any action.

A wooden kiosk to be used as a cafeteria (prepared at some other place) was hurriedly installed in the valley late last evening. Alert evening walkers, however, complained to Rampal, who immediately went to the spot and did not allow the owner of the kiosk to connect it to a power source.

She also complained to the joint commissioner, Zone D. The work was stopped after the intervention of Rampal, but no MC official reached the spot.

The councillor said it was a second bid to encroach on the sprawling lawns of the valley. Earlier, a contractor, entrusted with the task of maintaining the valley after renting out certain spaces for advertisements, had tried to construct a concrete structure.

In this case, the structure had been assembled else where. “Only the kiosk was brought here and installed within a few minutes,’’ she said.

Joint commissioner Kuldeep Singh said he had asked an executive engineer to look into the matter.



Retired head teacher promoted
Mohit Khanna
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 12
Strange are the ways of the education department which has promoted a retired centre head teacher as block primary education officer (BPEO). Piara Singh, who took voluntary retirement in January and is currently working in Canada, has been promoted as BPEO at Government Primary School, Gujjarwal (Munda) Block, Pakhowal.

As many as 15 centre head teachers (eight male and seven female) were promoted as BPEOs on July 15 by the oder of education secretary Karanvir Singh Sidhu. The list of promotees includes even those head teachers against whom the department inquiry has been initiated.

However, the department's ignorant attitude and partial promotions have disappointed many centre head teachers like Mandan Gopal and Harjit Singh.

Harjit Singh, a centre head teacher at Mangat-III, alleged that someone from the department had tempered with the list. "I fail to understand how a retired employee can be promoted as a BPEO. We have served the department for so many years, but the department authorities did not consider our name."

Mandan Gopal said: "According to the original list, I was amongst the first six teachers to be promoted as BPEO, but I was surprised to see a new list of promotees. I am sure that someone has tampered with the list."

District education officer (primary) Amarjeet Kaur said, "A department promotion committee (DPC) has enlisted these BPEOs after scrutinising the facts. If the name of any retired teacher figures in the list, it will be deleted and the next deserving one will be promoted."

A senior employee of the education department said: "The DPC has not checked the facts of the employees properly. There are a few promotees against whom corruption charges have been framed by the department. These employees will be demoted if detailed report of these employees is sent by the DEO’s (primary) office.”



PSEB measures help plug losses
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, August 12
Stern measures to check power theft in the state have borne fruit with the PSEB recovering a penalty of nearly Rs 84 crore from defaulters during the first four months of the current financial year.

Stating this at a news conference here today, H.S. Brar, administrative member of the PSEB, said the field staff had until now checked some 5.90 lakh connections and a penalty of Rs 55 crore had been imposed.

The enforcement wing of the board had inspected some 67,000 connections and Rs 29 crore was recovered from defaulters in various categories.

Brar said during the previous financial year, the PSEB had checked 7.54 lakh connections and a penalty of Rs 22.78 crore had been recovered.

He said in some cases, a remote control was being used to slow down meter.

“Huge penalty and registration of cases will deter habitual offenders,” he said.



Drug stores raided in Raikot
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 12
The health department today registered cases on six drug stores in Raikot under violation of the Drug and Cosmetic Act. The stores were found guilty of selling addictive drugs with no written account. One of the drug stores did not have the license to sell medicines while another did not have a qualified pharmacist to sell the medicines.

The team of officials raided Avon Medical Store, Guru Nanak Medical Store, Adarsh Medical Store, New Happy Medical Store, Shankar Medical Store and an unlicensed shop selling unaccounted addictive drugs.

The raids were conducted on the directions of Dr S.P. Sharma, civil surgeon, Ludhiana, and Ajay Singh, assistant drug controller, Punjab.

Medicines worth Rs 1 lakh were confiscated from the unlicensed store being run by Susheel Kumar, who is not a qualified pharmacist. Similarly, medicines worth Rs 10,000 were confiscated from Shankar Medical Store and the person selling them was not qualified for the job. The team of drug inspectors caught the above red handed and registered a case for the same.



Commandos in city for I-Day security
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 12
A company of commandos and the Indian Reserve Battalion reached here yesterday for security during the state-level Independence Day function to be held at SCD Government College for Boys.

The Chief Minister would unfurl the Tricolour at the college grounds on August 15.

A team of senior police officials has begun the process of securing the venue and the surrounding area.

The police would monitor the place round the clock and an anti-sabotage squad would be stationed there until the completion of the function. Sniffer dogs have also been deployed at and around the venue.

The SSP said maximum security would be in place for the peaceful conduct of the function. He requested the public to remain alert and help the police in maintaining vigil.



Kheer good for health: Docs
Kids to get the delicacy at camps
Mahesh Sharma

Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 12
Indian delicacy kheer has been recognised as health food for growing children by the state health authorities. Doctors at the community health centre here have been directed to serve kheer, prepared from milk, rice and sugar, to students of various schools during medical examination camps scheduled to be organised on Thursday.

Presence of antioxidants, besides sufficient amounts of carbohydrates, fats and proteins, was cited to be the reason behind the recognition of the delicacy as complete diet.

Sources at local community health centre revealed that the district health authorities had directed the officials to serve kheer and biscuits to students to be medically examined during camps scheduled to be held on the even of Independence Day at various health centres.

According to Dr Dalip Kumar, Sangrur civil surgeon, the decision to serve kheer to children was taken on the basis of studies conducted by medical experts and dieticians.

Kheer is served as a sweet or a dessert. It is usually made by adding milk with sugar along with some binding agent like gelatin, cornstarch or rice.

The doctors claimed that kheer contained significant doses of antioxidants in addition to adequate quantities of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, minerals and vitamins.

While carbohydrates, fats and proteins contributed towards structural components, antioxidants were reported to protect cells against the effects of free radicals.

Free radicals are molecules produced when the body breaks down food, or by environmental exposures like radiation and pollutants.

Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases.

In order to nullify deleterious affects of oxidants and harmful radiations, the health authorities have decided to aware people about the role of traditional food items in the growth and development of teenagers. 



Filing of papers begins
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 12
The nominations for the Senators of Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh have started with a number of candidates filing their papers under different constituencies. City, having a number of colleges affiliated to PU, holds high stakes in the Senate elections, which are held after every four years. Some of the former senators and educationists, however, feel that there was an immediate need to bring reforms in the election process as some candidates adopt “unethical means.”

Talking to The Tribune, one of the former senators Prof Tarsem Bahia said, “Reforms were overdue in the elections, but university hardly shows its willingness to bring changes or reforms for betterment. The malpractices continue in absence of stringent action by the varsity authorities.”

“After every elections, issues concerning “manipulations” and bogus votes were often raised but with no positive outcome,” he added.

Another senator on request of anonymity said that maximum chances of manipulations were in the graduate constituency in which there were thousands of members. Their lists (names) were never screened thoroughly by the university. Some of them had died, while many others had settled abroad and there were some who had shifted to other states.

“Since 1950’s same voter list is being used, there is a need to bring certain changes after five decades,” said the senator.

The elections of the PU Senate will be held next month and lobbying of candidates has already been started. The nomination process will be over by August 21. Out of a total 90 Senate members, including both nominated and elected, 15 are reserved for the graduate constituency while 8 are elected from lecturers' constituency, 8 from principal constituency, 3 professional technical college lecturers, 3 professional technical college principals, 1 major faculty constituency and 2 from readers/professors' constituency.

The Vice-President of India on the basis of merit and previous records nominates a good number of senators.



Poor services by mobile companies irk consumers
Shveta Pathak
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 12
Tall claims by mobile phone companies are proving false with consumers grappling with multiple problems each day. From connectivity to billing, there appears no area where these service providers have been successful in offering foolproof services. Consumer is definitely not the king here and the companies do not mind charging high even when they fail to provide basic services.

The complaint redressal system of these companies is far from satisfactory, leaving a subscriber with the option of either shifting to another operator or making do with whatever is offered to him.

Dr Mukhtinder Singh from Dugri said, “It was only after the company activated the connection that I discovered I was not getting the network in my house. In spite of numerous complaints, nothing was done. I then switched to another connection by some other service provider, but the network problem remains.”

Call dropping is frequent and so is poor quality of voice, the residents rued. The much publicised value added services, including the SMS facility, are also problem areas.

“The problem of call dropping is so high that it has become a routine now. Whenever I send a message to a group, most of the times, half of the people do not receive it,” rued Navin Verma, a fitness trainer.

Rohit, a resident of Civil Lines, had a tough time trying to tell his service provider about the value added services he had never subscribed for. “The company activated some value added service without intimating me. I was being charged for it and they did not stop it even after my repeated requests. It happened multiple times till I gave up that number. My current service provider is no better,” he said.

Subscribers are forced to pay higher bills that arise due to making more calls at the same number in a bid to get their calls through.

Feeling duped in most cases, subscribers said the companies should make their billing transparent and be held equally responsible for poor services.



Workers hold protest
Our Correspondent

Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 12
Activists of the Mazdoor Mulazim Talmel Committee held rallies at Bhagat Singh Chowk and sub-registrar’s office to protest against the indifferent attitude of the union and state governments towards development of the local town and its surrounding villages. They also organised a protest march against SAD-BJP and Congress holding them responsible for the scenario.

The protesters handed over a memorandum of demands to naib tehsildar Manjit Singh who forwarded the same to the higher authorities for necessary action.

The march passed through Railway Road, Chaura Bazar, Gandhi Chowk, Bazar Bazazan, Mahavir Road, Sabzi Mandi and Galla Mandi.

Speakers alleged that the prices of essential commodities like pulses, flour, and others were increasing rapidly, making it difficult for the common man to survive.

Accusing successive governments of ignoring genuine demands of the residents of the local town and surounding villages, the leaders urged the higher authorities, including, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, to enusre that at least basic amenities were provided to them.

Upgradation of the community health centre to civil hospital, establishment of at least one government high school, construction of grain market, establishment of block development office, improvement of bus service and resumption of construction of disposal drain were cited as main demands of the residents.

The procession was led by Jatinder Kumar Bhola, chairman, Sarab Bharti Naujawan Sabha, Hari Datt Pathak, patron, PSEB Federation (AITUC), Karam Deol, president, FCI Palledar Union (Azad), Gurdev Raj Bhumbla, president, SPL workers Union (CITU), Sikandar Singh Jartoli, president, Punjab School Teachers’ Union, Naurang Singh, president, Technical Services Union PSEB, Harbhalabh Das Sharma, president, All-India Khet Mazdoor Union and others. 



Amarnath Row
2-hr ‘chakka jam’ by samiti today
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 12
The Shri Amarnath Yatra Sangharsh Samiti has decided to hold a two-hour “chakka jam” from 9 am tomorrow. Addressing the press conference at Samiti Kendra, convener of samiti’s local chapter Rajinder Sharma said the government should restore land to the Amarnath Shrine Board according to the wishes of the samiti and people.

He further said if the government failed to fulfil the demand of the samiti, the agitation would be intensified. Swami Atul Krishan and members of other organisation also attended the press conference.



Commuters demand lifting of toll
Our Correspondent

Doraha, August 12
It has been more than a week now when the toll barrier was finally shifted from Doraha to Satluj Bridge. But the passengers travelling in private or government- run buses on this route are still being charged toll tax despite the fact that there is no toll barrier on the way.

Some of the daily commuters travelling in these buses have altercations with the conductors and the drivers over the issue, but the latter express their helplessness in the absence of any orders from the authorities.

The commuters are still being charged approximately Re 1 for 10 to 20 km between the toll limits.

Hence, if a passenger has to ply from Ludhiana to Patiala he pays Rs 5 to 6 extra in the form of toll fee, which now is illegal as the commuters allege.

They say that since the toll barrier has been lifted from Doraha, the concerned authorities should waive the passenger toll fee too.

Meanwhile, the commuters, and particularly the residents of Doraha, have urged upon the government to revert the passenger toll failing which no private or government bus shall be allowed to ply on this route.



Showers choke city roads
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 12
Showers caused waterlogging in different parts of the city, causing inconvenience to residents today.

Low-lying areas were flooded and many roads remained under water. Commuters had a tough time negotiating their way through water.

Bad roads and sewerage systems aggravated the problem of residents.

“Unlike last year, rains this time have been unpredictable. It was a bright and sunny when I left for the office this morning. But when I came home for lunch, it began pouring. Due to waterlogging in our area, I was unable to leave,” said Satish Kumar, a Civil Lines resident.

At places like the Domoria bridge, slush mixed with water as a result of which many vehicles stalled.

“This place has a perpetual problem. Slightest of shower can cause waterlogging here. Today, it was really bad as stench emanated and slush in water made me feel like throwing up,” rued Rehana, another resident.



45 power theft cases found in Doraha
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, August 12
The field staff of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB), led by Baljinder Singh Sidhu, executive engineer, Doraha, carried out an intensive checking of domestic and commercial connections in several villages and unearthed 45 cases of power theft on Sunday.

G.S. Virdi, superintending engineer, distribution circle, Khanna said the field staff of the PSEB inspected energy meters and power connections in Raul, Payal and Chankoian villages where power theft was done either through kundi connections or tempering with energy meters. Demand notices of the penalty, depending on energy consumption and sanctioned load, have been issued to the defaulters. The PSEB officials said the ongoing drive against power theft will continue and the defaulters would not be spared.



Manch celebrates Abhinav’s win
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 12
The Malwa Sabhayacharak Manch today distributed sweets to celebrate the success of Chandigarh lad Abhinav Bindra at Beijing Olympics.

“The Punjab boy has brought laurels to the country by getting the first-ever individual gold, which will be remembered for years to come,” said manch chairman Krishan Kumar Bawa.

Manch president Pawan Dewan and convener Ravinder Rangoowal congratulated Abhinav and referred to him as “Pride of Punjab”.



Yoga camp at PAU ends
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 12
A week-long yoga camp organised by the directorate of students' welfare, PAU, in collaboration with the Punjab Yog Samiti concluded here today. A large number of undergraduate and postgraduate girl students of the university participated in this camp.

Dr Dulcha Singh Brar, director, students' welfare, stressed the importance of yoga for a healthy life along with studies. Dr Brar said a request for similar camp for boys had also been received and it would be organised in due course. Ramandeep Singh Grewal, deputy director, sports, said: "Whenever Swami Ramdev comes to the city, his visit to the PAU will be arranged so that the students and faculty members could learn from his discourse." During the concluding function, the participants performed yog asanas that they had learnt during the camp. The yoga experts identified certain girls to continue yogic exercises as volunteers. 



Workshop on rabi crops concludes
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 12
The two-day state-level “Research and extension specialists workshop for rabi crops” on the PAU campus concluded here today. It was inaugurated by PAU vice chancellor Dr Manjit Singh Kang.

Functionaries of the state department of agriculture, scientists working on different rabi crops and KVK scientists participated in the workshop to discuss the emerging research-based recommendations on these crops.

Joint director of agriculture Dr Nirankar Singh presented targets for different rabi crops and highlighted the constraints and problems in the state. Subject matter specialists of the university deliberated on the ongoing research programmes and feedback received from field-level functionaries.

On the second day of the workshop, field visits for participants were organised wherein they visited demonstration plots of department of plant breeding and genetics, plant pathology, entomology, soils, agronomy, etc.



Saplings planted
Tribune News Service

Khanna, August 12
The NCC cadets at AS College of Women today launched a tree plantation drive in the college campus and planted saplings.

The cadets vowed to plant maximum number of saplings in the campus and its adjoining areas.



Check driving by minors

Minimum age required for having a driving license for private vehicles as per Motor Vehicle Act, 1988 is 18 years. The act does not permit a minor below 18 years to drive at PWD (Public Works Department) roads. And to prevent such type of driving, the act besides imposing a lot of restrictions, has also given special powers to the authorities concerned to punish or penalize the defaulter.

But in the city, norms of the act are violated openly. There is already a heavy rush of light as well as heavy vehicles on the city roads and these minors can meet with accidents at any time. Parents shouldn't favour the minors to drive a vehicle until they attain the maturity age.

The city administration should tighten its grip to control the minors and thus control the accident ratio.

Ravi Chander Garg, Ludhiana

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Five booked
Our Correspondent

Jagraon, August 12
Sher Singh of Dangian along with four others have been booked for alleged assault on a bus driver, Gurmail Singh of Dangian. The injured has been admitted to the local civil hospital. A case has been registered under Sections 341, 323, 308, 506, 148 and 149, IPC.

Shop burgled

Charan Singh, alias Mast, and Gurmail Singh of Jholdan have been booked for burgling the shop of Harwinder Singh of Chuhar Chak at Jholdan village.



From Colleges
Students oppose principal’s order
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 12
At least 100 students of Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College here went on a strike for two periods against the "dictatorial" attitude of the authorities. The students were opposing the principal's decision to close the main gate till 11 am. One of the students of BCom I said students were not allowed to go out before 11 a m.

"But we are not studying in a school. We should be allowed to go out whenever we want. All other boys' college do not follow such stringent rules. We feel as if we are bonded labourers," he said. Meanwhile, the agitating students resumed their classes as soon as the gates were opened. Despite repeated attempts, principal of the college Dr M.M. Gupta could not be contacted for comments.

Teej celebrationS: Guru Nanak Girls College wore a festive look as staff and students dressed in traditional outfits celebrated Teej here today. The festival was inaugurated by Punjabi artiste Gill Surjit. The college principal spoke about the socio-economic importance of Teej and stressed on the need to remain in touch with the culture of Punjab and preserve it.

A variety of stalls, including those of bangles, jewellery, purses, cosmetics and mehndi, gave natural look to the function. Students enjoyed eating sweets like kheer/malpura. Traditional articles like bagh, phulkari, charkha, pakhi, chhajj etc were on display. Various competitions were organised. Principal Dr Charanjit Mahal Prizes gave away prizes to the winners.


Sapling plantation: The NCC cadets at AS College of women today launched a tree plantation drive in the college campus and planted saplings. The cadets vowed to plant maximum number of saplings in the college campus and its adjoining areas. The DGM of Bank of Baroda, R. K. Lakhanpal, was also present during the occasion and assured to provide monetary help for tree plantation in the college. Importance of trees and its benefits were also discussed during the accession. 



From Schools
Health education programme at Sacred Heart

Ludhiana, August 12
Based on age-old and proven principles of Ayurveda, the students learned the secret of good health in a health education programme, which was started at Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, BRS Nagar, in collaboration with Sampoorna Health Foundation here today.

An interactive session was held in the auditorium for the tiny tots of kindergarten. Renowned doctors from the Sampoorna Health Foundation gave tips to kids on maintaining oral hygiene and correct brushing method by a slide presentation.

According to Dr Atmajeet Singh, fresh fruits, milk, salads and fruit juices should replace junk food, aerated drinks and starchy snacks. He emphasised that healthy eating pattern could avoid early tooth decay.

Tree plantation: The students of Ramgarhia School, Miller Ganj, celebrated Forestation Day in the school premises here today.

The Eco club planted 1,000 saplings of various verities during the function at various places surrounding the school. The students promised that they will look after these plants till they become full grown trees.

Bindra’s achievement celebrated: Happiness and joy of Kundanites touched the zenith as they shouted slogans, danced to the glory and held the Tricolour high up in the sky, to express their pleasure in the achievement of Abhinav Bindra at Beijing.

They individually commented on Bindra’s victory. The KVM students held the banners and pictures of Bindra and presented many dance items.



NSS volunteers celebrate vanamahotsava at PAU
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 12
More than 250 NSS volunteers from four constituent colleges of the Punjab Agricultural University planted 900 saplings on the occasion of celebration of vanamahotsava at PAU Seed Farm, Ladhowal recently.

Dr Manjit Singh Kang, vice- chancellor, while launching the Green and Clean Environment Campaign, addressed the participants and NSS functionaries. He highlighted the utility of traditional plants like Neem and Mehandi and explained the significance of trees.

Dr K.S. Verma, programme coordinator, NSS said the event was celebrated in collaboration with the National Aforestation and Eco-development Board, ministry of Environment and Forests, government of India through its regional centre at the University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan that provided the saplings.

The programme officer Dr T.K. Gill, Dr H.S. Saralch, Dr Sarita Saini and Dr J.P. Singh, supervised the planting of the saplings.



Badminton: Mangat Rai for training at Bulgaria
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, August 12
The city badminton academy’s coach Mangat Rai Sharma has been selected by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) for an advance training in Bulgaria in the first week of November this year.

Mangat Rai, an NIS trained coach underwent a written test to qualify for this special training course. The world federation invites only those coaches, recommended by the Badminton Association of India. The governing body of badminton in the world BWF shortlisted only 23 coaches, out of which five are from Asia.

Mangat Rai completed his sports diploma from NIS, Patiala in 1992. He joined Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Civil Lines, Ludhiana as director, sports. However, he started his career as a coach from MLN College and worked there till 1995. Under his coaching, MLN College became the champion in Kurukshetra University Inter- College Badminton Tournament.

He joined Ludhiana Badminton Academy in 2006 and is responsible for producing international players like Raj Kumar and Pranav Chopra. Besides, he has been imparting training to around 60 players of age group between 6-13 at Guru Nanak Stadium.

His trainees won the Under 10 category in the Punjab state championship.

He added another feather in his cap when his trainees helped the Punjab squad to create history as the team won the North Zone Men's and Juniors championship after a gap of 10 years. His trainees are also National champions in Sub Juniors category.

Rajinder Kalsi, honorary secretary, Punjab Badminton Association has congratulated Mangat Rai on his selection for this prestigious camp.



Gill II zone emerge champs
Anil Datt
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, August 12
Batting contributions by Nikhil Wadhwa, Davinderjit Singh and Sandeep Singh steered the Gill II Zone to 22 runs victory over the PAU Zone in the final of the Ludhiana District Inter Zonal Cricket Tournament (U-16) organised by the education department here at the Sacred Heart Convent School, Sarabha Nagar grounds.

The Gill II Zone won the toss and opted to bat first and scored 120 runs. Their innings revolved around Nikhil, Davinderjit and Sandeep Singh who chipped in with 29, 27 and 23 runs, respectively while Ajayveer Singh remained unbeaten on 17 runs.

For the PAU Zone, Abhishek and Piyush Likhi scalped two victims each while Abhijit Randhawa grabbed one wicket.

Chasing the target, the PAU Zone's innings folded at 98 runs. The only notable scorer was Karan Bhatti who made 20 runs. For the winners, Dhruv Kanish captured three wickets and Ajayveer Singh accounted for two wickets.



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