Sunday, April 23, 2000,
Chandigarh, India

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Harsimran wins silver for city
By Our Sports Reporter

CHANDIGARH, April 22 — Harsimran Singh Brar, a Class XII (non-medical) student of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, became the only boy from the city to earn a medal at the Senior and Junior National Track Cycling Championship which concluded only past evening at Yamuna Velodrome in New Delhi.

Harsimran who returned form Delhi today morning, said it was a tough competition in the under-18 age group. In the 3,000 m individual pursuit event, 20 cyclists drawn from various parts of the country took part.

Harsimran said in the preliminary rounds, he had clocked the best timing. Even in the semi-final, he clocked 4 min 15 sec, but, in the final against N. Budha Singh of Manipur, he fell short by 0.20 sec only to settle for a silver. He said maybe it had happened because he had not properly warmed-up before the final. Harsimran is a good swimmer also.

Harsimran said he also took part in the time trials for the 1,000 m event, where due to the pedal getting loose, he lost the race.

The silver medal earned by Harsimran speaks of the dedication of this young allrounder of city. The Chandigarh Amateur Cycling Association should suitably reward him for his achievement.

League cricket A superb knock of unbeaten 79 runs in 64 deliveries and a three-wicket kitty for just 21 runs by M.P. Singh helped AG (Punjab) beat Khalsa Cricket Club by 66 runs in the IVth UT League Cricket Tournament here in the Sector 16 stadium today.In another match of the day, Godrej CC beat Falcon Club by 63 runs. Also, Bedi CC defeated Stadium Juniors by two wickets.Brief scores: AG (Punjab) — 203 runs for three wickets in 25 overs (M.P. Singh 79 n.o., Randhir Nain 49, Neelamani 18 n.o.); Khalsa-40 CC — 137 runs all out in 23.3 overs (Kapil 46, Sunny Behl 28, Anil 3 for 14, M.P. Singh 3 for 21, R.P. Singh 2 for 15, Arun Tuli 2 for 16).Second match: Godrej CC — 204 runs for six in 25 overs (Harpal Singh 59, Gurinder Singh 57, Munish Joshi 40, Harvinder Singh 2 for 29, Rajinder 2 for 32,); Falcon CC — 141 all out (Lucky 50, Rajesh Arora 3 for 8).


PUDA withdraws NOC for load extension
Tribune News Service

SAS NAGAR, April 22 — Even as the Punjab Government has announced to streamline the procedure to issue the No-objection certificate (NOC) for grant of electricity connection in the periphery of Chandigarh, the local office of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA), in a letter written to the Punjab State Electricity Board, has reportedly withdrawn the NOC for new power connections or extension of load, issued in around 130 cases.

Sources in the board said the PUDA officials concerned had stated that the NOCs had been issued wrongly. Though it could not be confirmed as to how exactly the NOCs were issued wrongly, the sources said the board was processing the cases for issuing the power connections and in some cases temporary connections had been released.

The board, on the basis of the letter from PUDA, started a drive to disconnect the temporary connections before some of the affected persons got an interim injunction from a Kharar court.

As per the streamlined procedure for issuing NOCs, the Additional Chief Administrator (ACA), SAS Nagar, had been authorised to issue the NOCs after asking for certain documents from the applicants requiring enhancement of existing load.

In case of new power connections, the ACA had been authorised to issue the NOC after asking the applicants for certain set of documents.


Cops to swap areas of operation
Tribune News Service

SAS NAGAR, April 22 — On an experimental basis, the policemen posted in the traffic wing of SAS Nagar police will perform their duty in Kharar and their counterparts in Kharar will do their duty in SAS Nagar for at least two weeks a month.

The orders in this regard were recently given by the Senior Superintendent of Police, Ropar, Mr GPS Bhullar. The step, said Mr Bhullar, had been taken to improve the efficiency of the cops as there were complaints of certain cops indulging in malpractices.The traffic wing of the local police, consisting of two head constables and 12 constables, starting from this week, were sent to Kharar, he said.

The Deputy Superintendent of Police, Mr SS Gill, said a Sub-Inspector (SI), Devinder Singh, had now been put in charge of the traffic police wing. Earlier, the wing was headed by an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI).

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