Saturday, February 2, 2002, Chandigarh, India


C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S


PU winner team back in city
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, February 1
The shuttlers of Panjab University, Chandigarh, returned this morning after performing exceedingly well in the just-concluded North Zone Inter University Badminton Tournament held at Faizabad (UP) from January 25 to 30. The PU eves bagged the title, while men got the second place.

This was disclosed by Mr Kewal Singh, Assistant Director Sports, PU. He informed that both men and women teams had qualified for the inter-zonal and the all-India inter-zonal inter-university meet to be held at Jiwaji University, Gwalior, from February 16 to 18.

The final results:
PU, Chandigarh, beat GND University, Amritsar 2-0 (H.Sarda Devi b Saloni 7-0,7-0,7-2; H Sarda Devi and Samritika b Saloni and Sumit 7-0,7-0, 8-6).

Men: PU, Chandigarh, lost to Delhi University, Delhi, 2-3 (Naresh Kundu lost to Satwinder 4-7, 5-7, 7-4, 7-3, 4-7; Deepak Sidhu lost to Manmeet 5-7, 5-7, 7-5, 2-7; Deepak and Varun b Satwinder and Sukhwinder 5-7, 7-2, 7-3, 7-3. Gurjeet and Naresh lost to Manmeet and Tanvir 1-7, 2-7, 6-8).

Cross-country meet

Sunil Kumar of Hisar will lead the Haryana state cross-country junior men and women teams in the 36th national cross-country meet to be held at Jabalpur from February 10. According to Mr HS Bhadu, Secretary, Haryana State Amateur Athletic Association, the team is comprises (men) Mukesh Kumar, Anil Kumar, Pawan Kumar, Rajender Singh, Ravinder Singh, Virender Singh, Ajay Singh, and (women) Anju, Manju, Bayant Kaur, Sunita, Renu and Renu Joon. Virender Verma, athletic coach, Panchkula, will be the coach-cum-manager of the team.


Kang returns best card
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 1
H.S. Kang returned a two-over card of 74 to win the best gross title in the below 50 age group of the Capt M.S. Sahota Memorial Golf Tournament at the Chandigarh Golf Club. His nearest rival was Saahir Singh with a gross card of 81.

D.S. Malhotra and Col S.S. Boparai had identical gross scores of 82. But because of a better back nine D.S. Malhotra was declared the winner in the 50 to 65 year age- group

Capt Shamsher Singh had a score of 41 in a nine-hole competition in the above 65 age group. Lt-Gen K.S. Gill was runner-up with a score of 44.

The following were the results of the net scores: Below 50 years Rajiv Kaila 94, Harpratap S. Gill 95. 50 to 65 years K.J.S. Sandhu 94, Col Harkirat Singh 94. Above 65 years Col U.S. Rana 41, S.S. Dhaliwal 45.

Other results: Longest drive Gp Capt M.S. Sihota; Nearest to pin Rajiv Kaila; Youngest participant Dhruv Avtar Singh Ghai.


Admn presses for retaining DC
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 1
The Chandigarh Administration has taken up the issue of granting one-year extension to the Deputy Commissioner, Mr M. Ramsekhar, with the Union Ministry of Home Affairs. This is a fresh bid by the Administration to retain the services of the DC for one more year, as he is in the middle of implementing recently introduced building bylaws.

The MHA is the appointing authority for all officials of the Chandigarh Administration. The DC, a Haryana-cadre IAS officer of the 1988 batch, finishes his three-year tenure in Chandigarh in March. This week the Administration wrote a letter to the MHA, stressing its need for retaining the official. The letter said it was a crucial time for the implementation of change of ownership on the basis of general power of attorney and conversion of leasehold property into freehold.

The DC deals with these subjects as the Estate Officer. Large tracts of land in Sectors 49, 50, 51 and 52 also have to be cleared of encroachments. There has also been a strong recommendation from the parent cadre of Mr Ramsekhar for his deployment in Chandigarh. Both letters have reached the MHA and a decision is expected next week.


Order on pub, disco timings
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 1
Continuing with the facilities for lovers of night life, the Chandigarh Administration today extended its order allowing restaurants, pubs, discotheques, clubs, wine shops and roadside hawkers to remain open till 1 a.m on weekdays.

On Saturday and Sunday nights the timings have been extended up to 2 a.m. Cyber cafe would continue to remain open up to 2 a.m. on all days of the week.

Orders in this regard were issued by the District Magistrate, Mr M.Ramsekhar, to extend the notification by a period of 60 days. The order comes into force on February 2 and shall remain in force till April 4.

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