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Probe against cops for ‘misbehaviour’
Our Correspondent

Ambala, November 26
SP, Ambala, Sibash Kaviraj has ordered a probe against the in charge of police post No. 2 and a head constable at police lines on charges of alleged misbehaviour with a Youth Congress leader. He said he had entrusted the probe to DSP (headquarters) Bhupinder Singh and action would be taken against the policemen if the allegations were found to be true.

According to the information, the in charge of police post No. 2 was checking the vehicles at Manav Chowk last night. He detained a motorbike of a worker of the Youth Congress on charges of violating traffic rules. On receiving the information, District Youth Congress (Urban) president Ajay Saini reached there. He requested the police personnel to grant some relaxation to his party’s colleague while challaning. This led to a dispute between the two.

The Congress leader alleged that the head constable accompanying the police post in charge manhandled and detained him there. Later, he was allowed to go when the PA of a local MLA messaged the police official to release him. After the incident, Saini threatened that the Youth Congress would burn the effigy of the Ambala police today at a public place. The matter was also brought to the notice of MLA Venod Sharma who was in Delhi at that time.

According to the information, Sharma had a telephonic conversation with the SP, Ambala, in this regard. Arun Garg, president of the District Congress Committee said the SP had assured that strict action would be taken against the concerned police officials.

Later, talking to mediapersons, Saini said it was not the first incident when any police official had misbehaved with a Congress leader. Earlier Vinod Dhiman, Ravinder Gupta and Rajesh Mehta were also misbehaved with, he added. On the other hand, the police sources refuted the charges levelled by Saini.



SMO shifted for ‘misconduct’
Tribune News service

Ropar, November 26
The civil hospital SMO, Dr Vinod Kumar Jain, has been transferred today after the hospital staff, including doctors, paramedics and class four employees went on a strike against him.

Following a representation from the hospital staff, health minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla immediately transferred him to directorate health services, Chandigarh. The staff on agitation alleged Dr Jain of misconduct on the hospital premises and coming on duty in an inebriated state.

The doctors also alleged that Dr Jain forced them to refer patients to a specific ultrasound centre in the city and rebuked them for not following his orders. The doctors suspended the OPD work as a part of their protest.



Delegates attend seminar on science, maths
Tribune News Service

Fatehgarh Sahib, November 26
Around 160 delegates from the ministry of human resources development and teachers from the education department, Punjab, held seminars on science and maths in different schools of the district.

The aim of these seminars was to reduce difficulties being faced by the children for these subjects. Members of 15 resource teams from all over the country also attended the seminar. The seminar was conducted with the help of the employees of the education department and teachers.

The members were also honoured at Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib during their visit. The project directors of five states, including Bihar, Jammu & Kashmir, Tamil Nadu, Tripura and Maharashtra were also present.

The five district education officers from Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Ferozepur, Mansa and Fazilka accompanied them.

The delegation was headed by Sarita Mittal and chief adviser of the MHRD (Ministry of Human Resources Development) Vinay Patnayak.

Vijay Kaushal DEO secondary from Fatehgarh Sahib, Rajesh Sharma, Gurjeet Singh and Sanjeev Kalra from the education department office, Fatehgarh Sahib also accompanied the delegates.



4 m will die of cardiovascular diseases by 2020: Dr Venugopal
Tribune News Service

Ambala, November 26
Over four million persons will face death by 2020 due to cardiovascular diseases in India.

This was stated by Dr P. Venugopal, former director of the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, and chairman, medical division, Alchemist, here today.

He was here to deliver the 19th Gian Chand Jain memorial lecture on the subject “Advances and future of cardiac surgery”.

Addressing doctors, local industrialists and students, he said the mortality rate attributed to cardiovascular diseases would rise by 103 per cent in men and 90 per cent in women by 2015.

Commenting on the advancement in technology, he said in the coming decade, cardiac surgeons would use robotic systems for conducting surgeries. He further said modern cardiac surgeons must understand molecular biology, tissue engineering and stem cell search. Stem cells for regenerative therapy would be a potent tool in the hands of cardiac surgeons in the coming years.

Thanking Anil Jain, chairman of the Gian Chand Jain Memorial Foundation, Dr Venugopal said late Gian Chand Jain, who was a pioneer in manufacturing scientific instruments, would have been very happy to see advancements in modern science.

Gian Chand Jain memorial lecture is held every year in the memory of pioneer exporter of scientific instruments Gian Chand Jain, who has the distinction of being invited by the President of Sudan in 1976 to address Parliament of Sudan and to equip the primary and secondary schools with scientific and educational equipment worth Rs 5 million dollars. He passed away in 1989.



Teachers go on mass casual leave
Tribune News Service

Patiala, November 26
In response to a call given by the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union, the teachers working in more than 30 colleges affiliated with Punjabi University, Patiala, proceeded on mass casual leave and held a rally at the Mall Road here today.

They demanded the immediate implementation of recommendations of the Union Grants Commission of October 19, 2006 on the issue of career advanced scheme for DPE’s and for librarians, restoration of 95 per cent salary deficit grant in aid scheme, lifting of ban on recruitment etc.

Dr Jagwant Singh, general secretary of Punjab and Chandigarh College Teacher’s Union, lambasted the Punjab Government for its poor performance in the field of education and health. Professor I.S. Sandhu president of the PCCTU said the Punjab Government has failed to make any progress on the issues.

He announced that the next rally would be held on November 28 at Chandigarh. A state level agitation would also be held if our demands were not met, he added.


FATEHGARH SAHIB: Government teachers union and democratic teacher's front today held a dharna for not fulfilling their long pending demands. The teachers raised anti-government slogans. The teachers demanded their long pending allowances to be immediately released by the government or they would be forced to intensify their agitation.



National School Games thrown open
Gagan K Teja
Tribune News Service

Patiala, November 26
National School Games, the biggest sports event of the year, began at Yadawindra Stadium here today.

Around 3,000 players from 28 states are taking part in the games organised by the School Games Federation of India (SGFI). Education secretary K.B.S. Sidhu, IAS, was the chief guest on the occasion. He inaugurated the meet after hoisting the national flag.

DC Vikas Garg, IAS, ADC (development) Shiv Dilar Singh Dhillon, PCS, accompanied the chief guest. The cultural programme began with the recital of Shabad from famous singer Manpreet Akhtar. Students from various city schools presented songs and dances to add Punjabi flavour to the entire show. Bhangra by Multipurpose School and Giddha marked the celebration.

The most attractive item was the display of Taekwando techniques by deaf and dumb students. The on-lookers cheered these kids with zeal and enthusiasm. Ramandeep Kaur, Daljit, Bharti, Pallavi, Meenakshi and basketball player Nagma were the torch-bearers on the occasion.

DPI (primary) S.S. Randhawa, director, SCERT, J.S. Khatra, deputy director, sports, Kulraj Kaur Randhawa, CEO Ashok Bhalla, DEO IK Gill, DEO Fatehgarh Sahib, Vijay Kaushal, DEO Ropar, J.P. Singh, DEO (P) Harvinder Kaur, acting AEO Jagtar Singh Tiwana and the president and secretary-general of Mulazim Wing, Punjab, Surinder Singh Pehalwan and Harpal Singh Teja, respectively, were there on the occasion.

Results of Day-1:Basketball (men): Kashmir defeated Bihar by 38-27. Delhi defeated Chandigarh by 59-21. Rajasthan defeated Indian Public Schools by 77-50.

Basketball (women): Punjab thrashed Uttaranchal by 45-0.

Hockey (U-19) Boys: Chandigarh defeated Chattisgarh by 3-0. Himachal Pradesh defeated Vidya Bharti by 3-0. Punjab defeated Gujarat by 5-0. Haryana defeated Tamil Nadu by 3-0. Girls: Punjab defeated Kerela by 3-0. Indian Public Schools defeated Chandigarh by 5-1.



Inter-College Athletics
Sukhjeet dominates 800 m event
Tribune News Service

Patiala, November 26
Sukhjeet Kaur of Bhagomajra Physical College of Education ran a nicely timed last lap to win the 800 m race at the Punjabi University Inter-College Athletics Championship, which commenced on the university campus here today.

Sukhdeep Kaur started slowly, but made up for her slow start at the bend to finish the race way ahead of Ramandeep Kaur of Shaheed Udham Singh College, Sunam, and Harpreet Kaur of Akal College of Physical Education, Mastuana, both of whom stood second and third, respectively.

In the triple jump event for men, athletes of Shaheed Udham Singh College, Sunam, stole honours with Ranbir Singh and his classmate Sarbdeep Singh dominating the event.

Ranbir packed enough power and punch into his run up to end up winning the gold with a jump of 14.70m mark.

Balkar Singh of National College, Bhikhi, garnered the silver with a jump of 14.51m, while young and exuberant Sarbdeep Singh showed enough glimpses of his talent by jumping to a distance of 14.49 m.

Roopneet Kaur of Malwa College of Physical Education, Bathinda, showed why she was ratted as one of the finest talents in this part of the region when she displayed good technique to win in the hammer throw event.

Roopneet threw the iron ball to a distance of 42.17 meters to annex the title.

Her dominance in the throwing event was so complete that the athlete who came second, Davinder Kaur of Morinda Physical Education College, was placed a good 3 m behind the winner. Sandeep Kaur of Sunam college brought up the rear by being placed third.

The high jump event for women was a tightly contested affair with Neeraj Rani of Akal Degree College, Mastuana, winning it with a jump of 1.54 m.

She was followed by Akhwinder Kaur of Bhagomajra Physical Education College and Rupinder Kaur of Malwa College of Physical Education, Bathinda, in that order.

Earlier, the meet was inaugurated by Beijing Olympian boxer Akhil Kumar in the presence of Punjabi University director (sports) Dr Raj Kumar Sharma.



Jail Break Case
Defence challenges supplementary challan
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 26
The defence lawyer, on behalf of the prosecution, today moved an application before the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Kanchan Mahi, in the jail break case wherein the defence has challenged the submission of supplementary challan when the matter is pending before the trial court. Jagtar Singh Hawara, a Babbar Khalsa terrorist, and his associates Jagtar Singh Tara and Paramjit Singh, all three accused in the murder of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh, had escaped after digging a tunnel in the jail in 2004. An undertrial, Devi Singh, had also escaped.

The case was adjourned to November 28.

It was mentioned in the application that the prosecution had earlier also filed a chargesheet under Sections 121, 121-A, 221, 223, 224, 452, 457 and 120-B of the IPC against the accused including, D.S. Rana, Jagtar Singh Hawara and others, which was committed to Sessions Court. The court, after hearing the arguments on charge, had passed orders that charges were not made out under Sections 121, 121-A, 221, 223, 452 and 457 and sent back the case for trial in the court of the CJM.

The investigating agency filed a revision, challenging the orders in the Punjab and Haryana High Court but no stay was granted by the high court and the case was fixed for final arguments on January 15, 2009. Later, the investigation agency filed another application wherein a supplementary chargesheet was submitted before the court. Subsequently, the supplementary chargesheet was filed by the investigating agency in the court of the CJM.

The application stated that the prosecution agency, by filing the supplementary chargesheet before this court, was trying to seek double remedy.



High Court
Notice issued
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 26
The high court has issued notice for December 17 to director-general of Border Security Force (BSF) M. K. Kumawat to show cause as to why proceedings under the contempt of court Act be not initiated against him for defying its directions to reimburse the medical claim of two retired BSF officers.

The order by Justice Permod Kohli was given on the plea of former BSF commandant Darshan Singh Rai of Ludhiana and ex-inspector Brij Lal Chaudhary (Jalandhar). The petitioners claimed Justice Hemant Gupta and Justice Mohinder Pal had on March 13 held they were entitled to reimbursement of expenditure incurred on their heart surgery, in addition to monthly medical allowance. Since the BSF authorities allegedly failed to release the payment, the petitioner moved the court.

Oath administered

Chief Justice Tirath Singh Thakur today administered the oath in his courtroom to Justice Rakesh Kumar Garg and Justice Rakesh Kumar Jain as Judges of the high court. Previously, they were working as additional judges.



Dadwal Case
Summons to MC commissioner, chief engineer
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 26
A local court today issued summons to municipal corporation commissioner, chief engineer and XEN (electrical) in a case filed by suspended SDO A.K. Dadwal seeking release of salary.

Dadwal, who is the prime witness in the infamous engineering department kickback case, was suspended following his arrest on May 30 by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in a graft case.

According to official guidelines, a suspended employee is released 50 per cent of the salary during first six months of suspension and 75 per cent thereafter, but no salary has been given to Dadwal.

According to the complaint, the department had asked Dadwal to submit his service book that is usually with the office.

Subsequently, the department asked Dadwal to submit an affidavit that he was not working anywhere else and the salary will be released after that.

With nothing going in his favour, the complainant was literally penniless with the monthly salary not being provided to him.

He then filed a case seeking release of salary with interest.



Salesman booked for assault on lawyer
Shopkeepers accuse police of bias
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 26
The police booked a salesman of a shop in the furniture market on charges of assaulting a lawyer. Shopkeepers in the market, on the other hand, accused the police of acting in a biased manner and registering a case against the victim under pressure.

Sources in the police said the police received information of a scuffle in the market yesterday at 3 pm.

Ram Singh, a salesman at a shop, told the police that he was slapped by advocate Raman Garg, while Garg claimed that he was assaulted by the salesman.

The police booked Ram Singh for assault and criminal intimidation on a complaint lodged by Garg.

On the other hand, Sham Lal, president of the market, told the TNS that Garg had given Rs 500 in advance for two chairs on Monday.

He came to the shop yesterday and insisted on taking the chairs. The salesman told him to pay the amount first, to which Garg took offence and entered into an argument with them.

Garg abused Ram Singh and also slapped him. At this, Ram Singh called the police and both parties reached the police station, he added.

“Both parties lodged complaints against each other and the police told us to come later,” he claimed.

“It was only later that we found out that a case had been registered against Ram Singh. The police took no notice of our complaint. We met DSP (east) Jaswant Singh Khaira, who assured us of a fair probe and said the case may be sent for cancellation,” alleged Sham Lal.

Police station-34 SHO Sudarshan Singh maintained that the police did not act under pressure and the case was dealt with only on merit.

About action on Ram Singh’s complaint, he added that the matter was being looked into.



Bag containing Rs 1,200 snatched
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 26
A pedestrian snatched a bag from a woman near Badheri rotary, here early this morning.

According to the police, 45-year-old Bimla of Sector 56, a sweeper in the PGI, was on her way to work when a man snatched her bag.

The bag contained Rs 1,200 in cash besides other articles. A case has been registered.


Anil Kumar of Sector 40-C reported to the police that a purse containing Rs 500 in cash and a mobile phone was stolen from his car after breaking open the windowpane this afternoon. The car was parked in the market of Sector 37. A case has been registered.

CPU stolen

Sanjiv Vohra of Phase I, Industrial Area, reported to the police alleging that a CPU was stolen from his office last night.

In another incident, Dr Arun of Mori Gate, Mani Majra, reported that Rs 45,000 in cash were stolen from his shop on November 24.

Two cases have been registered.

Scooter stolen

Nisha Gupta of Sector 22 reported that her Honda Activa scooter (CH 03 P 5385) was stolen from Leisure Valley in Sector 10 on November 23.

A case has been registered in this connection.

Power theft

Amar Chand, a junior engineer with the UT electricity department, reported to the police that Raj Kumar of Mauli Jagran was caught stealing electricity through kundi connection yesterday. A case has been registered.



Bid to steal cattle
Our Correspondent

Mohali, November 26
A bid to take away four animals from Mataur village was foiled after the owner came to know about the crime and nabbed the alleged thieves, who were later handed over to the police.

The police said, four persons from the Ferozepur district were seen taking away three buffaloes and one cow from the village. Avtar Singh, owner of the animals, was informed about the incident by a villager who then along with his brother, stopped them from taking away his cattle. The accused were identified as Baljit Singh, Dharam Singh, Rajvinder Singh and Baljeet Kaur.


Cash worth Rs 2 lakh was stolen from a car parked in the Phase VII market area.

Nahar Singh Dhaliwal had complained to the police that the amount was lying in the car under a seat. He had gone to meet his friend in the market and came back after five minutes, as his friend was not available and found the amount missing.

In yet another incident, Avtar Singh of Mundi Kharar told the police that Rs 40,000 and a laptop were stolen from his car after breaking a windowpane.



Biker killed in mishap
Tribune News Service

Zirakpur, November 26
A resident of Ramgarh Bhudha was killed in a road accident near Nabha Sahib on the Zirakpur-Patiala highway this evening.

According to the police, the 44-year-old was on his way home with his friend on a bike when the hook fastening a boring machine with a tractor broke lose and the machine hit the rider. As a result, the motorcyclist fell and was run over by the machine.

The police added that the victim was taken to the Dera Bassi Civil Hosptial, where the doctor declared him brought dead. The accused fled the scene with tractor, leaving behind the machine.

A case has been registered and the police has started further investigation.



CGA Golf Range to have nine-hole course
Donald Banerjee

Chandigarh, November 26
The Chandigarh Golf Association, Golf Range, may very soon have a nine-hole golf course on the Sukhna choe, which runs adjacent to the range.

This became evident when the Punjab Governor and Chandigarh Administrator, Gen S.F. Rodrigues, promised to give the responsibility of developing the Sukhna choe to the CGA to develop a nine-hole teaching and practice golf course.

General Rodrigues made this announcement after inaugurating the country's first National Golf Academy of India at the CGA Golf Range here.

He hoped the NGAI would go a long way in adopting the best practices and procedures to promote the game. Calling for a change in the elitist image of the sport, General Rodrigues emphasised the need for making it broad-based with a view to tapping talent from all sections of society.

He said the time had come for us to have a hard look and come out from self-imposed constraints by breaking barriers and working for the promotion of the game as a mission.

The function this morning was attended by officials from the golf world body Royal and Ancient (R and A) of St Andrews as also the top brass of the Indian Golf Union.

CGA president T.T. Jagannathan praised the effort of the CGA in promoting the game. He said the Golf Range was the best suited for the academy.

Duncan Weir, director of Golf, Royal and Ancient, St Andrews, hoped that the academy would give India and its neighbouring countries a good number of golf teaching professionals.

Soon after the announcement by the Governor, Keith Hodgkinson, chairman Golf Development Committee, R and A, promised all help in the development of the nine-hole golf course. He presented a SAM Putt Lab to the IGU. CGA president C.S.R Reddy said when the CGA was formed it was never envisaged that so much would be achieved in such a short span of time.

Donato-de-Ponziano, vice chairman PGA of Europe who was asked by the IGU to start this programme for classifying the teaching professionals and to ensure that the teachers were exposed to the best practices in the world could not be present. His message was read out by CGA general secretary J.S. Cheema.

Keith said India had a vast potential in golf, which needed to be tapped. For this a central academy was the main link, which could produce professional teachers to hone the skills of the budding golfers. He repeatedly took the name of Dilip Thomas of India who suggested the setting up of such an academy almost three years ago.

R and A Development director Dominic Wall said Indians could become a major challenge in golf world once it puts its house in order and restructures junior golf into a truely national system.

He said: “Its time Indian Golf Union brought in coordination among different groups for a systematic growth of junior golf.”

The region’s only Grade A coach could not have asked for more. A committed coach, who has seen a number of golfers take shape under his wings, was happy that the city had become the hub of golfing activity with the opening of this academy.



Haryana Open
Ganapathy leads by one stroke
Donald Banerjee

Chandigarh, November 26
Rahul Ganapathy of Mysore fired a four under par 68 to take a one stroke lead on the opening day of the HUDA-GTPL-Unitech Haryana Open on the par 72 greens of the Panchkula Golf Club today.

Barely one stroke behind in the Rs 20-lakh PGTI event was Kapurthala’s Gaganjeet Bhullar who was tied second with country’s top-ranked pro Mukesh Kumar at three under par 69.

Rahul Ganapathy sank six birdies after committing a double-bogey on the par-3 second hole. After four-putting on the second, Rahul sank birdies on the sixth and seventh to draw level par at the turn.

Ganapathy fired a hat-trick of birdies on the 10th, 11th and 12th and another one on the 15th for a flawless four under back nine.

“I had a very good outing today, having made 17 regulations. The only disappointment was the double bogey on the second. My best moment today came on the 10th when my sand wedge approach shot stopped just one foot short of the pin. The course is not playing very easy even though the greens are nice and soft. This course gives you a number of opportunities to sink birdies but one needs to putt extremely well,” said Ganapathy, a three-time winner on the PGTI in the 2007-08 season.

Gaganjeet Bhullar played a par front nine birdying and bogeying twice each. But the back nine saw the Kapurthala boy in his elements as he sank four birdies, dropping a lone bogey on the 17th.

His birdies on the 11th, 12th, 15th and 16th saw him headed for the tied leader’s spot. But then a bogey on the 17th put him at tied second spot.

Mukesh Kumar began with a birdie on the first and further consolidated when he holed his sand wedge approach shot on the sixth from 100 yards out to make eagle. He then bogeyed the seventh and birdied the ninth to make the turn at three under. The professional from Mhow came up with another birdie on the 11th but lost a stroke when he bogeyed the 13th after missing a two feet putt for par.

Mukesh, the current leader on the PGTI Order of Merit, said: “I was satisfied with my eagle on the sixth but at the same time I regret having missed some easy putts. The par three holes are going to hold the key during this tournament. The par three holes here are very long and challenging and even making par on these holes would be quite creditable.” Delhi golfers Dinesh Kumar and Chiragh Kumar carded scores of two under 70 to share fourth place.

The Chandigarh quartet of Ajeetesh Sandhu, Sujjan Singh, Gurbaaz Mann and Randhir Singh Ghotra shot identical scores of one under 71 to share sixth place with five other professionals.

Mohd Siddikur Rahman of Bangladesh and Bangalore’s C Muniyappa are both tied 19th as they shot matching 73s. Chandigarh’s Harendra Gupta fired a two over 72 to lie tied 29th.



Carmel sneak past Sacred Heart
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 26
Carmel Convent School, Chandigarh, retained the R.F Saupin Football Cup after beating Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, by 3-2 in the final at Saupin’s School, Sector 32, here today.

Meghna of Carmel was the star performer of the day, as she scored the three goals for Carmel.

She along with her team dominated Sacred Heart right from the proceedings and netted three scintillating goals.

While for Sacred Heart, Ibadat and Arsjot netted one goal each though their team vied hard in the end to level the match, they could not make it possible.

The day was made further special when scholarships worth Rs 10,000 each were awarded to the young achievers of Saupin’s School, who have been displaying their excellence in varous sports at the national-level championships.

Earlier in the semifinals, Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, had edged past St. Stephen’s, Sector- 46, and Carmel Convent School had prevailed over Saupin’s School, Chandigarh, to enter the final.



Basketball Meet
St Xavier’s, DPS ‘A’ set up title clash
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, November 26
St Xavier’s High School, Panchkula, got the better of Holy Child School 50-40 in a well-contested boys semifinal of the third Chand Trehan Memorial Inter-School Basketball Tournament being organised by Holy Child School on its premises on the Morni Road here today.

St Xavier’s attack was spearheaded by talented Sarfraj, who topscored with 20 points.

He was given full support by Gaurav and Joshi (13). For Holy Child, Harshit gave an outstanding performance as he scored 20 points. Vinay (10), Daljinder (7), Pranshu (7) and Ishan (6) were the other principal scorers for the losers.

Earlier, Delhi Pubic School “A” team of Pinjore snuffed out the challenge of Tender Heart School 43-32 in the quarterfinal encounter.

Karan was the topscorer for the winners with 16 points. Udham contributed 12 points. Moksh (2), Uday (4) and Achal (1) were the other scorers for the winners.

Rohan was the star performer for Tender Heart School as he logged 22 points. Mohit (2), Mayank (8) also helped Tender Heart reduce the margin.

In the second quarterfinal, Holy Child School defeated Delhi Public School “B” team, Pinjore, 40-20.

Holy Child owed their triumph to Harshit who contributed 22 points. Pranshu (6), Daljinder (4), Ishan (4) and Dipan (2) also made valuable contributions.

For DPS Pinjore B team, Ankit (4), Karishna (6), Shubham (4) and Rishi (10) were the principal scorers.



PU beat Delhi varsity
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 26
The tall and well-built Yatin bagged 25 points while playing a pivotal role in the triumph of Panjab University over their tough contender Delhi University 69-46 in a league match of the North Zone Inter University Basketball (Men) Championship being held on Panjab University grounds here.

Rajan (15 points) and Gurbaz (14 points) were the other principal scorers for PU. While the cagers of DU couldn’t put up a great show, only Vipin (13 points) and Gurvinder (9 points) bagged a respectable score.

In another match, Punjabi University, Patiala beat Kurukshtra University 72-60. Rupinder and Ramanpreet took valuable 21 and 20 points, respectively, for Punjabi University. Jatin (24 points) and Parveen (11 points) of KU gave a tough competition to their rival, but couldn’t capitalise on most of the opportunity that it had in the match and lost.



Amit, Sushma to lead b’ball squads
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 26
Around 100 players and thirteen officials of the education department of the Chandigarh administration are participating in the ongoing 54th School National Games in basketball under-17, hockey under-19, and judo under-14, 17 and 19, to be held from November 26 to December 1.

The manager of the basketball team, Parmjeet Singh, has been nominated as the general manager of the contingent.

In basketball, Amit of Guru Harkrishan Public School-38 and Sushma of IS Dev Samaj School-21 will lead the city basketball team.

Basketball boys team: Amit, Jagjeet, Mohinder, Simredeep Singh, Digvijay, Jeevtesh, Amrinder ,Ajay, Vikas, Sumit, Gurjot and Jaspreet. Coach - Amarjeet Singh and manager Parmjeet Singh.

Girls team: Shushma, Manpreet, Parminder, Neha, Smiti, Roopandeep, Naina, Neharika, Kirti, Jigmeet, Mankarwar, Amol. Coach Paramjeet Kaur and manager Navdeep Malhi


Boys team: Harjeet Singh, Abhimanyu, Shamsher Singh, Parmjot Singh, Sandeep, Ashsish, Amritpal, Rohit Thakur, Mohit Singh, Major, Diljot, Kishanjeet, Gurpreet, Manpreet, Yatin and Vijaydeshwal.

Girls team: Mira, Sulbha, Navneet Kaur, Preeti, Manpreet Kaur, Pooja, Shivani, Himanshi, Pooja Yadav, Jagjeet Kaur, Reema, Preetsaimea Walia, Anuradha, Reena, Richa Sharma And Anu.

Coaches: Jaswinder Singh and Bahlinder Singh. Manager Parmjeet Kaur and Karnail Kaur.

Judo (under-14) boys: Vivek Singh, Sagar, Ankit, Dharminder, Vicky and Gagan.

Girls: Aanchal, Deepika Negi, Babita, Pooja, Preeti, Seema, Jyoti Das. Boys (under-17): Pankaj, Chandan, Parshuram, Govind, Pankaj, Sameer, Amrinder and Jyoti Prakash.

Girls: Babli, Reena, Sonia, Babita, Nisha, Rekha Rana, Ramneek Kaur. Boys (under-19): Ravinder, Robin, Vinay Rana, Vijay Kumar, Atul, Anil Singh, Lovish Chaudhary and Bhanupratap Girls: Namita, Nivedita, Archana,Nitu, Richa Kalra, Sapana, Vadhana and Shivani.



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