Friday, October 10, 2003, Chandigarh, India


C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S


Hospital consultant

Chandigarh, October 9
Prof R.J. Dash, former Director and Head of the Endocrinology, PGI, has joined the SAS Nagar-based Silver Oaks Hospital as consultant, according to an announcement here today by Dr Manjari Bhargava, Medical Director of the hospital. TNS


Uday, Inayat in AITA meet semifinals
Tribune Reporters

Chandigarh, October 9
Uday Karan Singh Puniha of Chandigarh, the dark horse of the ongoing AITA Junior Series Tennis tournament being played at the Sector 10 tennis stadium, stormed into the semifinals of the meet here today. In the girls’ section, inayat Khosla of Chandigarh sailed into the last four of the under-14 section.

The results: girls (under 14, quarter-finals) :

Sanjana Kapoor (Delhi) b Anushka Kapoor (Delhi), 6-1, 6-0; Alisha Talwar (Pb) b Gopika Kapoor (Delhi), 6-0, 6-0; Inayat Khosla (Chd.) b Prerna Bhambri (Delhi), 6-1, 6-4; Garima Vatwani (Delhi) b Navjot Saini (Pb), 6-2, 6-7(5), 6-3.

Boys (under-14, quarter- finals) :

Uday Karan Singh Puniha (Chd.) b Karanuday Singh (Delhi), 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(4); Vijayant Malik (Chd.) b Ankit Sachdeva (Delhi), 6-2, 6-2; Yuki Bhambri (Delhi) b Rahul Jain (Delhi), 6-1, 6-1; Akshay Kohli (Delhi) b Sidharth Kaushik (TN), 6-3, 7-5.

Girls (under 18, quarter- finals) :

Neha Singh (Chd.) b Alipt Sandhu (Chd.), 6-4, 6-0; Sanjana Kapoor (Delhi)b Amanpreet Kaur (Chd.), 6-4, 6-0;

Boys (under 18, quarter- finals) :

Arjun Talwar (Chd.) b Akshay Kohli (Delhi), 1-0 (Conceded); Jitin Bishnoi (Chd.) b 7-Kinshuk Sharma (Chd.), 3-6, 6-2, 6-1.

Girls (under 14, pre quarter-finals) :

Sanjana Kapoor (Delhi) b Ankita Singh (Chd.), 6-1, 6-0; Gopika Kapoor (Delhi) b Monika Mennon (Delhi), 6-2, 6-3; Anushka Kapoor (Delhi) (Guj); 3-Inayat Khosla (Chd.) b Arushi Sharma (Delhi), 6-1, 6-0; 4-Garima Vatwani (Delhi) b Shradha Singh (Chd.), 6-3, 6-1; Prerna Bhambri (Delhi) b Noor Paul (Chd.), 6-0, 6-1; Alisha Talwar (Pb) b Saumya Avinashi (Delhi), 6-1, 6-1; Navjot Saini (Pb) Renuka Keswani (Delhi), 6-2, 6-0.

Boys (under 14 pre quarter-finals) :

Uday Karan Singh Puniha (Chd.) b Navinder Pal Singh (Chd.), 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(5); Ankit Sachdeva (Delhi) b Rishi Rajpal (Delhi), 6-3, 6-1; 1-Akshay Kohli (Delhi) b Vidhan Vyas (Delhi), 4-6, 6-2, 6-0; Vijayant Malik (Chd.) b Parul Verma (Chd.), 6-2, 6-1; Sidharth Kaushik (TN) b Dhruv Gurwara (Delhi), 6-4, 6-2; Rahul Jain (Delhi) b Christopher Marquis (Mah), 7-5, 6-2; Karanuday Singh (Delhi) b Prateek Bhambri (Delhi) 6-1, 5-7, 6-1; Yuki Bhambri (Delhi) b Mandeep Yadav (Chd.) 6-2, 6-2.

Girls (under 18, pre quarter-finals) :

Neha Rana (Delhi) b Preeti Datar (Delhi), 6-1, 6-0; Amrita Seth (Chd.)b Shradha Singh (Chd.), 6-1, 6-1; Neha Singh (Chd.)b Inayat Khosla (Chd.), 6-2, 6-4; Alipt Sandhu (Chd.)b Bahaar Paul (Chd.), 6-1; 6-3; Navjot Saini (Pb) b Monika Menon (Delhi), 6-2, 6-4; Sanjana Kapoor (Delhi) b Rakshita (Chd.), 6-0, 6-0; Amanpreet Kaur (Chd.)b Ujala Joshi (Chd.), 7-6(6), 7-6(4); Alisha Talwar (Pb) b Ankita Singh (Chd.), 6-1, 6-3;

Boys (under 18, pre quarter-finals) :

Sanam K. Singh (Chd.)b Yogesh Phogat (Haryana), 6-0, 6-0; Paras Thakur (Chd.), Uday Karan Singh Puniha (Chd.), 0-1 (Conceded); Gursher Singh Harika (Chd.) b Deepinder Singh (Chd.), 6-1, 6-2; Jitender Mehlda (Delhi) b Manjit Singh (Chd.), 6-3, 6-1; 4-Arjun Talwar (Chd.)b Chandam Shoulin (Delhi), 6-0, 6-1; Kinshuk Sharma (Chd.)b Navinder Pal Singh (Chd.), 2-6, 6-2, 6-3; Jitin Bishnoi (Chd.)b Pritam Singh (Chd.), 6-1, 6-3; Akshay Kohli (Delhi) b Priyank Gangadharan (Ker) 6-4, 6-3.

Boys (under 18, first round) :

Sanam K. Singh (Chd.), Rahul Belwal (Delhi), 6-3, 6-3; Yogesh Phogat (Har) bt. Rahul Jain (Delhi) 6-2, 6-2; Uday Karan Singh Puniha (Chd.)b Gurmehar Brar (Chd.), 6-4, 6-3; Paras Thakur (Chd.), Harkamal Preet Singh (Chd.), 6-1, 6-1; Jitender Mehlda (Delhi) b Vijyant Malik (Chd.), 6-3, 6-1; Manjit Singh (Chd.), Jay Vinod (Chd.), 6-3, 6-2; Deepinder Singh (Chd.)b Sidharth Kaushik (TN) 6-2, 6-3; 4-Arjun Talwar (Chd.) b Neil Rajpal (Delhi) 6-0, 6-3; Gursher Singh Harika (Chd.) b Izreek Singh Randhawa (Chd.), 6-4, 6-1; 7-Kinshuk Sharma (Chd.) b Sanjog Kapoor (Chd.), 6-2, 6-1; Akshay Kohli (Delhi) b 8-Ashwani Prakash (UP), 6-4, 6-7(1), 7-5; Priyank Gangadharan (Ker) b Anmol Arora (Raj), 6-4, 4-6, 7-5; Navinder Pal Singh (Chd.)b Pushpinder Raj Purohit (Guj) 6-2, 6-3; Pritam Singh (Chd.)b Pravesh Kumar (Pb) 6-0, 6-1; Jitin Bishnoi (Chd.)b Rajkanwar Singh (Chd.), 6-1, 6-1; Chandam Shoulin (Delhi) b Hazary Javed Akbar (Pb) 1-6, 6-2, 6-4.

Shooting meet

Arjun Pratap Atma Ram of Chandigarh brought laurels by winning bronze medal in the Kumar Surender Singh Memorial National Shooting Championship being held at Ahmedabad. As per information reaching here, Arjun shot 555/600 in the .22 bore air rifle event. He performed this feat in the presence of nearly 150 shooters from the entire country. Apart from Arjun’s superb performance, the Chandigarh women team of Minerva Singh, Harveen Sarao and Jagatpreet Kaur got silver medal in the air pistol 10 m event.

Cricket trials

The trials to select boys in the under-17 and under-19 categories for imparting training at academy to be set up under the aegis of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will be held at the Sector 16 cricket stadium here tomorrow. Meanwhile, the Chandigarh Cricket Association, which is affiliated to the Haryana Cricket Association, has disqualified two of its players, Ajay Sikka and Rajesh Patha, for creating indiscipline during a cricket match for the Pataudi Trophy held last week, according to Mr Surinder Singh ‘Baijee’, Secretary of the CCA.

Inter-college sports

The Government College For Girls, Sector 11, bagged the title in the Panjab University Inter-College Volleyball (Women) ‘A’ Division Championship for the session 2003-2004. The Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana, got the second place, while the GGS College for Women, Chandigarh, and the MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, Chandigarh, secured the third and the fourth place, respectively.

In the PU Inter-College Softball Championship for Men and Women, PU Campus beat DAV College, Chandigarh, 10-4; SGGS College, Chandigarh, defeated Government College, Ludhiana, 6-3. In the women section, MCM DAV College for Women, Chandigarh, defeated GCG-11, 11-05; while GN Girls College, Ludhiana, beat Ramgarhia Girls College, Ludhiana, 11-06.

Carom championship

Pallavi Piplani clinched the sub-junior girls title by defeating Harshpreet, 22-11, 24-4, on the third day of the 13th Chandigarh State Carom Championship at the St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, here on Thursday. The sub-junior boys doubles title went in favour of Piyush Sood and Varun Sood. They got the better of Taranpreet and Nikhil Patwal, 20-14, 4-15, 25-3.

Taranpreet and Piyush Sood also made it to the singles final by defeating Viren Sood and Varun in the semifinals.

Kabaddi tourney

FATEHGARH SAHIB:  state-level kabaddi tournament for men and women (under-14 and under-19) started at Mata Gujri Government Senior Secondary School here today.

On the opening day of the tournament, in the under-19 category of girls’ section, Sangrur defeated Moga, Mansa defeated Gurdaspur, Nawanshahr defeated Faridkot, Patiala beat Ropar, Fatehgarh Sahib beat Bhatinda. In the boys’ section, Faridkot beat Gurdaspur, Patiala defeated Bhatinda, Jalandhar beat Muktsar, Hoshiarpur beat Fatehgarh Sahib, Ludhiana beat Amritsar.

In the under-14 category of the boys’ section, Sangrur defeated Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur defeated Ropar, Bathinda got walkover, Faridkot beat Ferozepore, Fatehgarh Sahib beat Jalandhar. In the girls’ section, Patiala defeated Sangrur, Mansa defeated Moga, Hoshiarpur beat Gurdaspur, Ludhiana beat Fatehgarh Sahib.


Admn to build convention hall at temple site
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 9
The UT Administration plans to build a convention hall and exhibition ground at the site where Baba Balak Nath temple stands along the Dakshin Marg facing The Tribune office complex. The place is of archaeological significance.

Stating this here today, Mr S.K. Setia, Land Acquisition Officer, UT, said the foundation stone of the proposed convention hall and exhibition ground was laid a few years ago, but no construction could take place because of the court cases involving the site. He said the entire land belonging to Kanthala village was acquired by the government on September 11, 1964. At that time, there was no temple or any other religious structure at the site. “According to our records, the land has been acquired and compensation paid to all land owners and owners of other structures on it”, he said.

However, those who had built the temple moved the court on September 13, 2000, against the UT Administration’s action of raising a wall on the main entrance to the temple. The matter was still pending in the court.

Mr Setia said at one time, the Administration considered allotment of an alternative site to the temple, but there was no response from the temple management. The administration was of the view that while the mound near the temple could be of archaeological significance, belonging to the Mahabharata period, as stated by experts, but the temple structure itself was new and had nothing to do with ancient history. It was this structure which had been declared unauthorised and marked for removal, he added.

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