Saturday, May 12, 2001,  Chandigarh, India


C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S


Brilliant knock by Gurinder
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, May 11
Gurinder Saini’s brilliant knock of 102 runs helped the Godrej Cricket Club in defeating the Jupiter AquaLine XI and clinched the trophy in the Ist Arjun Dass Cash Prize League Cricket Tournament played here today at Gursagar grounds.

Brief scores: JAL— 206 runs for nine (Sukhwinder Tinkoo 36, MP Singh 33, Rajesh Patha 33, RP Singh 4 for 33, ArunTuli 3 for 28, Umesh Kaira 2 for 26) GCC : 208 runs in 25.4 overs (Gurinder Saini 102, Rakesh Jolly 44, Sanjay Dhull 2 for 29, Ravinder Nain 2 for 22).

Carrom tourney
The Chandigarh Carrom Association will organise the Raj Kumar Babuta memorial carrom ranking tournament on May 26 and 27 at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45. According to Mr Mahesh Sekhri Secretary of the Chandigarh Carrom Association. Entries close with Mr KS Patwal at 639-B, Sector 32- A Chandigarh (Phone-665949) on May 21.

Meanwhile, Mr S.P. Babuta and Mr Mukesh Piplani has been nominated as vice-president and press secretary, respectively, of the association. This was decided at a general body meeting of the association held last Wednesday.

In the calender of activities announced by the CCA, the Inter School Carrom Championship in primary section will be held on July 21 and 22, for Classes VI to VIII Inter-School Carrom Meet on July 28 and 29, and seniors section Inter school carrom meet on August 4 and 5, and St Stephen’s Carrom Ranking Tournament from August 18 to 20 which will be hosted at St Stephen’s School. The XIth Chandigarh State Carrom championship will be organised from September 22 to 26.

Tourney from May 19
The Chandigarh State Lawn Tennis Championship will now be held from May 19 to 21 in men’s singles and doubles, boys and girls under-14 and under-18 singles. Entries close with the tournament director, Wg Cmdr Beyant Singh, on May 18.

Basketball championship
The Chandigarh State Basketball Association will hold the Junior State Basketball Championship from May 16 to 19 at the Sports Complex, Sector 7. The players born on or after January 1, 1983 will be eligible to take part in the above meet which will also serve as a basis for their participation in a camp prior to the 52nd National Basketball Championship to be held at Bhilai from June 17 to 24. Entries close at the Sports Complex, Sector 7 on May 15.


Enforcement staff issue 127 challans
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 11
The enforcement staff of the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, in its drive yesterday issued as many as 127 challans to rehri phari vendors and other shopkeepers encroaching on public corridoors and MC land in Mani Majra, Sectors 2,11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 41, 42, 43 and Industrial Area, Phase-II. Besides this, the Estate Office staff impounded 37 cycle rickshaws for plying on the city roads without licences and removed 17 banners from different parts of the city.

Nearly 18 challans were issued in Mani Majra, particularly of rehriwalas and the shopkeepers who had extended their wares right upto the public corridoors and parking areas in the market. As many as 49 challans were issued in Sectors 2, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18 and 19, Punjab and Haryana High Court and Rock Garden. In the southern sectors, as many as 60 challans were issued in Sector 41, 42, 43 and Industrial Area, Phase-II and their goods also seized. The drive was carried out by the concerned inspectors and sub-inspector, enforcement in their respective areas.

Meanwhile, the estate office staff impounded 37 rickshaws plying without licences from the roadsides and other parking areas in the city. As many as 17 banners adorning different parts of the city and roads were also removed.

Inspector ( Enforcement), Ishwar Singh when contacted said that the purpose of intensifying the routine drives is to dissuade permanent encroachments in the market spaces.


Councillors seek dist status for Mohali
Our Correspondent

Sas Nagar, May 11
Municipal Councillors yesterday demanded the grant of district status to SAS Nagar by the Punjab Government.

The demand was put forth at a meeting of the Additional Chief Administrator (ACA) of PUDA, Mr Dipinder Singh, with municipal councillors at the civic body office here.

The councillors also sought setting up of sports stadia (one for every group of four phases), an open-air theatre, a girl’s college in the town, a proper sewage disposal system in Phase XI and separate water connections in the theree-storeyed flats in Phase XI.

The ACA said their list of demands would be forwarded to the authorities concerned. This would ensure an appropriate response to the demands when the Chief Minister and the Minister for Housing and Urban Development, Dr Upinderjit Kaur, visited the town later this month.

The ACA informed them that the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, would inaugurate the Balongi bridge and lay the foundation stone of the PUDA complex here on May 29.

The PCA urged the councillors to mobilise the maximum number of residents for the functions so that these did not give the impression of being merely government shows. The main function would be held in Sector 62 where the foundation stone of the PUDA building would be laid.

The ACA said earlier, on May 22, Dr Upinderjit Kaur would inaugurate two community centres in Phases V and XI, two foot bridges in the Leisure Valley in Sector 62 and lay the foundation stones of three community centres in Sectors 61, 70 and 71 and that of a city part. On the evening of May 23 she would inaugurate a musical fountain in Sector 70.

Councillors said there was a problem of parking in front of certain community centres.


4 illegal structures demolished
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 11
Four illegal structures, including three ‘kiosks’ and a permanent structure, were demolished in Colony No. 5 by the enforcement staff of the Estate Office, UT, during a drive today. Besides, these 27 rickshaws, which were plying in the city without licences, were also impounded.

The enforcement staff of the Municipal Corporation on its part issued 119 challans in various parts of the city today. The violators included rehri and phari vendors and encroachers, who had encroached upon the public corridors and MC land by displaying their wares there. Among these were the shopkeepers who displayed coolers, fridges and air conditioners.

According to figures available, 28 challans were issued in Mani Majra; 37 in southern sectors — 41, 42, 43 and 45 and 54 others were issued in Sectors 9, 11, 15 and 16.


SDM checks nursing homes’ records
Tribune News Service

SAS Nagar, May 11
The Sub-divisional Magistrate (SDM), Mr Jaipal Singh, here today seized records of at least seven private nursing homes in the town which were providing the facility of ultrasound. A surprise check was conducted by the SDM after reports of some private nursing homes conducting ultrasound examination of expectant mothers to facilitate female foeticide were received.

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