Friday, August 29, 2003, Chandigarh, India


C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S


Manav Mangal book semifinal berth 
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, August 28
Manav Mangal High School (MMHS), Sector 21, Chandigarh, made it to the last four of the Ninth Chandigarh Sub-Junior State Ball Badminton Championship being played here at St Joseph’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44.

In the Pool A match played here today, MMHS-21 boys beat Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 37, 37-40, 40-24, 40-30. In the second tie, MMHS-21 boys had an easy win over St Joseph’s boys 40-09, 40-14. In a Pool B match, GMHS-36 defeated Guru Harkishan Public School, Sector 40, 40-20, 40-27.

Softball tourney

Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 47, outplayed Guru Nanak Club 10-7 in the 16th Chandigarh Sub-Junior and Junior Softball Championship, which began here today. Scorers: For winners — Harvinder, Pardeep and Brij Bhushan: two goals each; Chander, Deepak, Harjeet and Vijay: one goal each. For losers — Divanshu and Ajender: two goals each; Japnam, Naveen and Pardeep: one goal each.

In a junior girls tie played today, Nine Famous Club defeated Shishu Niketan School 10-0. Scorers: Babita and Sarita: two goals each; Rubi, Lata, Hema, Sangeeta, Leela and Latesh: one goal each.

In the second junior boys tie, GMSSS, Sector 44, beat Shishu Niketan School 22 6-0. Scorers: Rajinder, Rupesh, Rahul, Ankit, Kamaldeep and Gurjeet: one goal each. In another junior boys match played, GMSS, Sector 36, trounced St Joseph’s School, Sector 44, 11-1. Scorers: Amit, Varun, Gurpreet and Ajit: two goals each; Amarjeet, Vinay and Vijay: one goal each.

In the second junior girls match, Government Home Science College, Sector 10, defeated GMSS, Sector 44, 11-1. Scorers: For winners — Anjana, Reena, Shalja: two goals each; Savita, Sonia, Neha, Saloni and Mandeep: one goal each. For losers — Minki: one goal. In the last match played, Moon Club, Sector 10, beat Government High School, Sector 36, 11-1.

Wrestling meet

Bajinder and Parveen of Sanjay Public School, Sector 44, emerged winners in the below 56 kg and below 60 kg category, respectively, in the under-19 section in the UT Inter-School Wrestling Meet played here today. Other winners in different weight categories are: Shir Singh in below 65 kg, Raj Kumar in below 70 kg, Sukhminder in below 76 kg, Charanjit in below 83 kg.

In the under-17 section, Pushpinder bagged the below 42 kg title, while Madan was the winner in below 45 kg,Vinod in below 48 kg, Manan in below 53 kg, Akshay Kumar in below 57 kg, Gurmail in below 63 kg, Kanwal Baljit in below 69 kg and Pardeep in below 76 kg. In the under-14 section, the various winners were: Gagandeep — 41 kg, Avdesh — 49 kg, Sandeep — 60 kg, Rohit — 25 kg, Sushil — 28 kg, Pushp Raj — 30 kg, Joginder — 32 kg, Harinder — 35 kg, Ajaydeep — 38 kg and Jaspreet — 45 kg.



Godowns storing fireworks face probe
Our Correspondent

Kharar, August 28
Mr Sukhwinder Singh Gill, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, today asked the Executive Officer of the Municipal council, Kurali, to inquire and submit a report on a complaint submitted by the block Youth Congress, Majri, about the presence of godowns storing fireworks in congested localities of Kurali township.

Mr Dixit Kaushal, President and Mr Viskaramjeet Rehal, General Secretary, Punjab Youth Congress, legal cell, had submitted a complaint to the Deputy Commissioner, Ropar about the problem. In their complaint they said there were many wholesale fireworks dealers in Kurali. There godowns were located in the congested area of Kurali and one of the godowns adjacent to Government Primary School. The administration on many occasions had directed the dealers to shift their godowns in open space. They apprehended that any untoward incident may endanger the life and property of the residents.

Giving instance of one such incident, they said a fire had broken out in a godown in the congested area in the past. Due to narrow lanes, even fire tenders could not reach the spot for rescue. They had written that even now the lanes are so tight that fire tenders cannot reach that place.



Hotels, lodges to give list of guests to police
Our Correspondent

SAS Nagar, August 28
The police has directed owners of hotels and lodges in the town to daily present a list of guests to it. The directions were given by Mr Harcharan Singh Bhullar, SP, at a meeting with the owners of hotels and lodges here today. He said the list had to be sent to the police at 9 p.m. The SP told them to maintain a proper record of the guests who hired their accommodation. He said before allowing them entry into their premises, the owners should check the identity cards of the guests and if need be even their driving licences. Their vehicle numbers should also be entered in the record at the time of making other entries in the register. The police should be informed immediately if any person aroused suspicion.

He also directed the hotel and lodge owners to carry out a proper verification of the persons who had been employed by them. He said they should close their establishments in accordance with the timings fixed by the District Magistrate.


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