Sunday, September 23, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Fill posts, say employees
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, September 22
The members of the Anti-Larva Health Assistant Union have demanded to fill the vacant posts of Health Assistant in the state immediately.

Mr Buta Singh, state president and Mr Amarjit Singh, state general secretary, in a joint press statement today said that the state government should fill the vacant posts as early as possible as the cases of dengue fever and malaria were increasing in the city due to spread of mosquitoes and other insects and the department had not been able to spray any insecticide due to staff shortage.

The employees said earlier regular spray and all precautionary measures were taken by the Health Department as a precaution to the diseases in the state, but due to shortage of staff, these works could not be accomplished.


Sahil lifts second TT title
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, September 22
Sahil gave another stupendous performance to win his second title in the Ludhiana District Table Tennis Tournament, which concluded at the Shastri Hall of Guru Nanak Stadium here this evening.

Sahil, a student of Class VII of Green Land Senior Secondary School, who had bagged cadet boys singles title yesterday exhibited great mobility and stamina today to srape past Sun-Ming of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Sarabha Nagar, in a five-set match to clinch the sub-junior boys title.

The final match between Sahil and Sun-Ming proved to be a battle of nerves. In the first set, Sahil went down fighting at 9-11 but reversed the verdict in the second at 11-8. The third game witnessed a see-saw battle in which Sahil eventually emerged victorious at 12-10. Bouyed at this, Sahil wrapped up the next two games at 11-9 and 11-7 to annex the title.

In the junior boys section, Karan Sood rallied to prevail over his rival Atul Sharma to win a well-contested final. Karan won the first two games quiet easily at 11-4 and 11-6 but was stunned in the third when he lost at 9-11. In the fourth game, Karan faced no resistance as he went on to win it 11-5. In the next game, Atul again turned the tables, breezing past to win it 11-2. In the decider, Karan, maintaining his composure gave no chance to Atul to settle down (11-3) and won the title.

In the men’s semifinals, Harman and Disney scored hard-fought victories over their opponents to secure berths in the final. The final is slated to be held today late in the evening.

In the first semifinal, Harman quelled a strong challenge from Harminder before emerging as a winner at 11-6, 6-11, 11-8, 11-5 and 11-8. Disney, also in the second semifinal, survived some anxious moments against Bikramjit before emerging victorious at 11-9, 4-11, 11-7, 11-9, 16-18 and 11-7.

Earlier, in the quarterfinals, Disney outplayed Karan Sood 8-11, 11-2, 11-8 and 11-8; Bikramjit overpowered Vijay Yadav 18-16, 9-11, 11-8, 13-11 and 11-9; Harman thrashed Rubal 11-4, 11-6, 11-6 and 13-11 while Harminder defeated Jasneet 11-9, 11-5, 11-5 and 11-8.

TT tourney from Sept 28

More than 300 participants, including some national and international paddlers, from Haryana, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, UP, Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi and Punjab will take part in the 13th Prithipal Singh Memorial Open Table Tennis Tournament to be held here at the Prithipal Complex of Punjab Agricultural University from September 28 to 30, according to Mr Kirpal Singh Sagar, president, tournament organising committee.

Entries close with Mr Jaspal Singh, organising secretary and table tennis coach, PAU, on September 26. Competition in four categories — cadet boys and girls, sub-junior boys and girls, junior boys and girls as well as senior men and women — will be held during the three-day tournament. Attractive prizes will be given to the winners.

Roller skating meet

More than 300 skaters are expected to participate in the District Roller Skating Championship to be held at the Rink Hall of the Sat Guru Partap Singh Academy, Bhaini Sahib, near here on September 26 and 27, according to Mr J.S. Dhaliwal, general secretary, District Roller Skating Association.

Entries close on September 25 with Mr Dhaliwal at Guru Nanak International Public School. The district squad for the Punjab State Skating Championship scheduled for next month at Patiala will be picked up on the basis of the performance of skaters during the two-day meet.Back


New CJM takes charge
Our Correspondent

Fatehgarh Sahib, September 22
Ms Neelam Arora assumed charge as Chief Judicial Magistrate, (CJM) Fatehgarh Sahib, today. Earlier, she was Additional Civil Judge Senior Divisional at Sultanpur Lodhi.

Earlier there was only one post of Civil Judge Senior Division-cum-CJM but the High Court had bifurcated the post. Mr Vijay Singh, present CJM has now become Civil Judge Senior division.


Meeting to review security
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 22
A meeting of various head of Civil Defence Services, Ludhiana, was held under the chairmanship of Mr S.R. Kaler, Additional Deputy Commissioner today. All the head of the services were briefed about the situation emerging out of the recent happening in USA. Mr Kaler directed them to stay alert and keep their services in activated conditions.

According to him, the civil defence control room is being manned round-the-clock. He directed that the warning system installed at various vantage points in the city limits be checked every day at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. He appealed to the public that there was no need to panic as the sirens would be blown each day as precautionary checking measures.

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