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300 donate blood

Ambala, February 25
Around 300 teachers and the students donated blood in a blood donation camp. The camp was organised in the SD College, Ambala Cantt, here on Friday. Some of the girl students could not donate the blood as they were found anaemic.

Additional Deputy Commissioner, SS Phulia, inaugurated the camp. ó OC

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Legal litigation delays solid waste management project
Hemant Kumar

Kalka, February25
Due to the legal litigation on the Government Panchyat land, the project of setting-up of the solid waste management in Kalka and Pinjore, jointly, which was pending for more than four years, has now been kept again in lurch for further indefinite period, despite of the fact that the two towns are in dire need of it.

Sources revealed that the local administration has selected the site of three acres of land recently in Paploha village, adjacent to Kalka, and a ray of hope had aroused among the residents of Kalka and Pinjore that the project would soon see the light of the day. But their hope turned into disappointment, as the residents of Paploha village had approached the court and got a stay on the purposed land.

Manita Malik, Kalka SDM while interacting with The Tribune, said that the legal litigation has further delayed the project.

Notably, the Gram Panchayat of Paploha had provided three acres of land to the administration for the setting-up of the above said project. But the residents of Paploha had opposed the construction of the project and denied to use the land for the purpose. Villagers said that before proceeding to the court, a delegation of the villagers had also met the DC, Panchkula, and had submitted a memorandum in the context.

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417 students awarded degrees in Khalsa College
Tribune News Service

Patiala, February 25
As many as 417 graduate and post-graduate students of Khalsa College, Patiala, were conferred degrees on its annual convocation, here today. Dr Surjit Patar, Punjabi poet, while addressing the students said that no person can survive by severing ties with his roots and no language can survive if its users betray it.

Dr Dharminder Singh Ubha, Principal, Khalsa College, Patiala, read out the college annual report highlighting the achievements of staff members and students of the college at national and international level.

Prof Karambir Singh, Registrar, led the academic procession. The students of MSc maths, MSc IT, MBA, BSc Biotech/Non Medical, B.Com, BCA and BA were awarded degrees during convocation function.

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Thieves decamp with 17 tolas of gold, Rs 40,000
Tribune News Service

Zirakpur, February 25
Thieves decamped with gold jewellery worth rupees lakhs, cash and other valuable articles from a residence, Kanwal Preet Singh, AKS Colony, situated on the Zirakpur-Patiala highway, here.

In a complaint to the police, Kanwal stated that he had gone to Amritsar along with his family on Friday. Singh said when he returned around 11 am on Saturday, he found that locks of all cupboards were broke opened and the house was ransacked.

Kanwal claimed that cash Rs 40,000 (approx), 17 tolas of gold jewellery and electronic items including camera were missing. The total loss was expected to be of about Rs 6 lakh, he added.

He suspected that the miscreants entered the house from the backside. The police said a DDR was lodged on the complaint of KP Singh.

The SHO Zirakpur said that the finger print expert team had taken samples from the house. A case would be registered after the proper inquiry, added the SHO.

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Man thrashed by unidentified persons
Tribune News Service

Zirakpur, February 25
Damodar Parsad, a resident of Swastik Vihar alleged that some unidentified miscreants broke the windowpane of his car last night. The Zirakpur police has registered a daily diary report against the miscreants on the complaint of Damodar.

The police official said Damodar alleged that on Friday night, he reached his home around 9.30 pm and parked the car inside the porch. After few minutes, one person rang the door bell and asked his son to call his father, Damodar, out.

The police said when Damodar came out; the person grabbed him his shirt and threatened with dire consequence. Later, they broke the windowpanes of his car and threw bricks, he told the police. The complainant claimed that four persons came in Indica car and asked him to tell his employer to vacant the shop of Ved Parkash, added the police official.

Later, Damodar informed the incident to the police. The police official said a DDR has been registered and investigation has been started.

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52-year-old found dead

Mohali, February 25
A 52-year-old man was found dead near a dumping ground at Matour village here on yesterday. The victim had been identified as Mohan Lal.

The police suspected that Mohan died of over consumption of liquor. The body was handed over to Mohanís family members after initiating inquest proceedings in the case. ó TNS

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Tennis tourney
Sanam wins title
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 25
Sanam K Singh, after the initial hiccups, sent his opponent N Sriram Balaji packing in two straight sets at singles final of the ITF Menís Future US$-10,000 Tennis Tournament, here today.

N Sriram Balaji won the toss and opted to serve. He held his serve to win the game before breaking the service of Sanam in the second game after couple of long rallies finally nailing it with whipping back hand return. Balaji then went on to hold his serve and win the next game. Sanam came back to win the fourth game easily. Balaji kept on dominating the first set by clinching the long rallies with some deft placements. Down at 2-5, Sanam showed brilliant resilience to level the first set at 5-5.

At this stage, Balaji started faltering and Sanam took full advantage of the same catching Balaji on the wrong foot on several occasions with some deft passing shots.

Balaji was having difficulty with his service and Sanam pounced on his weakness and wrapped up the first set at 7-5.

In the second set, Sanam broke Sriram service in the third game and never looked back again. He forced his opponent into many unforced errors and came with several ace services. Sanam finally wrapped-up the set at 6-3 and the match in straight sets 7-5, 6-3

Haryana Chief Minister, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who was the chief guest, gave away the winners and runners-up trophies.

Addressing the participants, the minister promised to help in getting the next Davis Cup Tie in Chandigarh, whenever, India hosts the cup.

The minister also announced the grant of Rs 21 lakh to upgrade the synthetic courts at the CLTA.

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Netball tourney from March 6
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 25
Senior State Netball Championship of boys and girls would be organised Netball Association of Chandigarh (NAC) at Government College, Sector 11, from March 6.

Stating it in a press release, R Sharan, general secretary, NAC, said the two-day championship would be held under the auspices of Netball Federation of India.

All the players have to report for the matches at 8.30 am on the college premises on March 6 and the players who fail to produce Identity Cards would not be able to participate in any match.

Entry forms should be duly verified by the playerís respective principal, consisting of fatherís name, date of birth, class with section, admission No, address, phone No, signature etc. may be forward to Dr Parsant Das, convener of the tournament-cum- assistant professor, department of physical education, Government College, Sector 11, Chandigarh, on or before March 4.

Fixtures can be collected on March 5 from the office of department of physical education, Government College, Sector 11, after 3.30 pm.

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PU blank Acharya Nagarjuna in softball
Tribune News Service

A player plays a shot during a match of the All-India Inter-University Softball Tournament at Panjab University on Saturday
A player plays a shot during a match of the All-India Inter-University Softball Tournament at Panjab University on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Chandigarh, February 25
Panjab University thrashed Acharya Nagarjuna by 11 points on the third day of the All-India Inter University Softball (men) Championship being organised at PU grounds, here today.

Brief Score:

PU, Chandigarh, beat Acharya Nagarjuna by 11-0, Shivaji University beat Krishna University by 10-3, VTU, Belgaum, beat SGBU, Amravati, by 5-4, DAU, Indore, beat Mumbai University by 4-0, PU, Chandigarh, beat Pt RSU, Raipur, by 11-1, GNDU, Amritsar, beat Shivaji University by 8-0, VTU, Belgaum, beat Punjabi University, Patiala, by 3-1 and DAU, Indore, beat Delhi University by 3-2.

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