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Palsora schoolgirls win kabaddi title
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, November 24
Government Primary School, Palsora Colony, bagged the kabaddi girls title on the fourth day of the UT Inter-School Primary games being played at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, here today.

Government Primary School, Makhan Majra, got the second place while Government High School, Sector 11, were third. In the kabaddi semi-final matches, Government High school, Khuda Ali Sher, defeated Government Primary School, Manimajra I, by 42 points while Government Primary School, Maloya Colony, outplayed GPS, Palsora Colony, by 10 points.

In kho-kho girls semi-final tie, Government Primary School, Palsora Colony, defeated Government High School, Hallo Majra, by 12 points, while Government Primary School, Nehru Colony, Kajheri, defeated Government Primary School, Maloya, by three points.

Anita of Government Primary School, Maloya Colony won in100 metres while Rajwinder of GPS, Makhan Majra, got the second place and Amreen Jahan of GPS, Manimajra I, was third.

In the 100-metre event for boys, Vijay of Government High School, Sector 7, won the first place while Salim of GPS, Sector 46, was second and Suresh of GPS, Railway Colony was third.

Sidhu scripts win

An all-round performance by skipper N.K. Sidhu, who scored 48 runs and bagged four wickets for only 13 runs, enabled United India Insurance Corporation (UIIC) in beating Canara Bank, Chandigarh, by 28 runs in the Inter-Institutional Cup League Cricket Tournament played today at Panchkula.

Brief scores: UIIC:153 runs for nine in 25 overs (Sanjay Bhatia 82, N.K. Sidhu 48, Charan Dass 4 for 21, Sanjeev Sikri 3 for 17, Shashi Kumar 3 for 32). Canara Bank: 125 runs all out in 23.4 overs (Ram Pal 62, Balwinder Kumar 32, Krishna Murthy 21, N.K. Sidhu 4 for 13, Ajay Sharma 2 for 17, Amarjit Kumar 2 for 20, and Raj Kumar 2 for 22).

In another tie, Harmukh Cricket Club beat HDFC Bank by two wickets.

Brief scores: HDFC Bank: 93 runs for seven (Sanjay 28, Manpreet 21,Iqbal Singh 21, Ajay Pandita 3 for 20, Sanju Kher 2 for 20, Anil 2 for 12). Harmukh CC: 97 runs for eight in 21.1 overs (Sanju Kher 22, Ajay Pandita 26, Kuldeep Kaul 21, Iqbal Singh 6 for seven, Manpreet 2 for 25). In yet another tie, High Court XI defeated Nestle India company by 11 runs.

Brief scores: High Court XI: 118 runs for six (Gurdeep Rana 58 n.o., Vikram 23, Devi Dutt 22, Sanjay Singh 3 for 20,Yogesh 3 for 21). Nestle India:107 runs for five (Arpinder Bedi 47, Gagan 22, Rakesh Purang 21,Gurdeep Rana 3 for 10, Jatinder 2 for 17).

Boxing trials

The Chandigarh Amateur Boxing Association will hold the selection trials for participation in National Youth Games to be held at Bangalore from January 4 to 11. The trials will be conducted on November 27 at 4 pm at Boxing Coaching Centre, Sector 42.



Sagar Bhatia wins golf title
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, November 24
Sagar Bhatia with best gross has won the golf title the Inter-School Golf and Tennis Tournament (under-14) played at Forest Hill Resort, Karoran Village. In this meet, 45 tennis players from 12 schools of Panchkula, Mohali and Chandigarh took part. The golf meet took off early in the morning. Six schools took part in the meet, which was conducted by Lokender Malik,a professional golfer.

In tennis, players from CLTA, YMCA, PCA and Chandigarh Club participated Shyam Jagat, a senior tennis coach, conducted the event.

Results: Golf: Best gross- Sagar Bhatia; Best Net-Rahul Bakshi. The winning team was of Vivek High school, Sector 38, comprising Sagar Bhatia, Dilsher Sukhija, Aman Guraon and Ratul Sood.

Tennis: Results: Yuvresh Bansal (St Kabir’s-26)1, Akshit Chaudhary (St Stephen’s school,Sector 45) 2. girls:Ramnik Rehal (St Stephen’s-45) 1, Qudrat Paul (St Anne’s) 2.



Utsav, Ashish move up in badminton meet
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, November 24
Defending champion Utsav Mishra of AG, Uttar Pradesh, and second seed Ashish Sharma of AG, Punjab, moved up by defeating Ram Pal of AG, Haryana and Dalip Bhatt of AG, Jammu and Kashmir, respectively in the semi-finals of the individual category of the North Zone Indian Audit and Accounts Department Badminton Tournament which began at Badminton Hall, Sector 42, here today.



Verma for strengthening power infrastructure
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 24
The Punjab Governor and UT Administrator Justice O.P. Verma (retd.), today asked the UT Finance Secretary to prepare a plan to strengthen the electrical distribution and transmission network in the city to ensure uninterrupted power supply to the residents.

Reviewing the power scenario in the city, Justice Verma said as far as the availability of power was concerned, there was no shortage but internal transmission and distribution network had to be regulated to ensure uninterrupted power supply.

He said the Engineering Wing should put up the proposal for upgradation of network so that necessary provisions could be made in the next year budget. Justice Verma said the plan should be drawn keeping in view the future power consumption and demand scenario. He asked the Engineering Secretary to ensure that each power point should have two sources of power so that in case of a fault in one source, it could get power from the other. He said a loop around the city should be completed at the earliest and internal distribution network, including substations, transformers and transmission lines, should be upgraded keeping in view the next 10 years’ requirements. He said once stable and uninterrupted power supply was ensured to the consumers, they would not resort to alternate means of power such as generators and invertors, which were causing pollution.

Justice Verma asked the Deputy Commissioner to allot 15 acres of land in Raipur Kalan within one month for setting up of “gaushalas” by NGOs with a capacity of 4,000 animals. It was also decided at the meeting that the Dairy Development and Animal Husbandry Departments should conduct a census of milch cattle and bull calves in the various dairies of villages adjoining the city.

The Animal Husbandry Department would periodically monitor the number of cattle in each dairy and ensure that dairy owners do not let off any cattle in the city. Simultaneously, the Enforcement Wing of the Municipal Corporation would ensure that neighbouring states did not let off stray cattle in the city.

Taking up the issue of poor maintenance of V-3 roads, Justice Verma said the Engineering Department as well as the Municipal Corporation should ensure that all V-3 roads are maintained and re-carpeted according to the PWD schedule.

The Chairman of the Chandigarh Housing Board informed the Administrator that a decision was being taken by the board that all future allottees would have to pay 10 to 12 per cent interest against 18 per cent being charged earlier.

The Deputy Commissioner informed the Administrator that 11 school sites had been allotted on October 28. The Administrator asked the Deputy Commissioner to ensure that all shareholders of the land should be compensated within one month and not later than December 31. Taking cognisance of poor maintenance of water standposts in various markets, Justice Verma asked the Commissioner to explore the possibility of installing water fountains.

Justice Verma asked the Finance Secretary and Commissioner of the Municipal Corporation to collectively work out a plan to have sufficient number of water gullies on V-6 roads, especially in the southern sectors. Taking up the issue of the encroachment of verandahs and parking space by shopkeepers in Sectors 19, 22, 34, 15 and Sector 17, Justice Verma said the Municipal Corporation should explore the possibility of graded enhancement of fine to habitual offenders.



Revision of voter cards on
Tribune News Service

Mohali, November 24
The revision of voters list for the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections is on in full swing here. The process of adding new voters which started on November 17 will go on till December 8.

All those who are turning 18 this year and all those whose names do not figure in the lists of Mohali, Kharar and Zirakpur should be contacting the patwari in case of villages and the Municipal council office in case of cities for a set of forms. ‘‘These forms are to be in the same office after filling.’’said the SDM Mohali, Mr M.L. Sharma.

Following a tentative revision of these lists, a period of over a month will be given to the general public to bring various objections, corrections etc to the notice of the concerned office. ‘‘Forms will be available to get any changes incorporated in these lists,’’the SDM added. These changes will be entertained till January 15, 2004 after which the final lists will be published on January, 20, 2004.

Meanwhile the ex-servicemen grievances cell here has, in a letter to the Deputy Commissioner, Ropar stated that many voters of Mohali have not received their photo I-Cards as yet, for which photos were taken about six months ago. Lt. Col. S.S. Sohi (retd.), president of the cell, has demanded that the DC should arrange for wide publicity, transparency and circulation of existing lists for public convenience. ‘‘The administration should ensure that floating or migrant population is not given voter cards till their last location votes are cancelled. 


315 acres to set up science park
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 24
The UT Administration proposes to acquire more than 315 acre of land in Sarangpur and Lahora villages for developing a Chandigarh Science Park and institutional area.

The Administration today issued a notification in this regard inviting objections from the general public to the proposed acquisition. The land earmarked for acquisition is 87.893 acres in Sarangpur village and 228.087 acres in Lahora.


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