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Society to organise three-day convergence course
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 11
The Society for Promotion of Youth and Masses, New Delhi, will organise a three-day convergence course for representatives of NGO’s from Punjab and other government functionaries in the city from tomorrow. 

The course is being organised by New Delhi-based society in collaboration with the Indian Red Cross Society at the Regional Training Centre at the Punjab Red Cross Bhavan in Sector 16. The presidents and the secretaries of 30 NGO’s and government functionaries will attend the course. The main objective of the course is to share information with the NGO’s working in the field of HIV/AIDS, blood donation, tuberculosis and other vocational courses.


Mandeep wins second tennis title
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, January 11
Mandeep Yadav of Chandigarh was the star player today when he rallied to win his second title in the under-14 section at the conclusion of the Total Tennis Championship played here at the YMCA Sector 11.

Mandeep overpowered Sidhartha Singh in two well played sets with scores being 6-4, 7-6 (13-11). Earlier Mandeep had won the under-16 title last evening.

In the much-awaited final of men singles, both top seed Vikas Sharma and second seed Tushar Sharma of Patiala vied with each other for the coveted title.

Tushar did not allow Vikas to play his natural game. He forced Vikas to commit unforced errors by sheer power of strokes.

First set saw some good tennis from both the players but Vikas struggled right from the beginning. After 2-2, Tushar took four straight games to clinch the first set at 6-2.

Though expectations were there from Vikas in the second set also, but Tushar virtually steamrolled the top seet in all fields and clinched the set and the title without losing a single game in the second set.

The match was completed in less than an hour and for Tushar won the title.

Sonia Sharma outscored Rakshita to win the under-18 title while Poorna bagged the under-14 title by defeating Divya.

Results: all finals: Under-12: Amit Chauhan b Anshul Kadiyan 6-4, 6-4; under-14: Mandeep Yadav b Sidharth Singh 6-4, 7-6 (13-11); under-16; Mandeep Yadav b Navdeep Uppal 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (15-13);

Girls: under-14: Poorna b Divya 6-3, 6-3; under-18: Sonia Sharma b Rakshita 6-2, 6-3; men singles: Tushar Sharma and Vikas Sharma 6-2, 6-0, men doubles: Sandeep Singh and Gauravinder Singh b Tushar Sharma and Javed Hazari 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 7-6 (7-5).


SPS-41, CC-18 win titles
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, January 11
Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, and Coaching Centre, Sector 18, bagged the boys’ and girls’ titles in the Chandigarh Junior State Volleyball Championship, which concluded here today at Shivalik Public School. In the boys’ final, SPS-41 spikers downed Coaching Centre, Sector 46, 25-16, 25-23, 25-23. In the girls’ section, CC-18 outplayed Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, 25-12, 25-18, 25-16. The teams qualified on the basis of attaining top slots in the league stage.

Chess tourney

Shveta bagged the under-18 girls’ title while Mohit Malhotra the boys’ title in the Chess Championship 2004, which concluded at St Kabir Public School, Sector 26. Both got five points each. Shveta and Rashpal Kaur and in the girls’ category while Mohit and Anmol Razdan in boys’ section were selected to represent Chandigarh in the National Under-18 Chess Championship to be held in Hyderabad in the second week of February. The trophies and certificates were given away by Mr J.P. Singh, Principal of the School .

Cricket matches

Superb performance by Ranjit Bajaj helped St John's Old Boys Association defeat St John’s High School, Sector 26, by eight runs in the annual victory trophy played here today on the school premises.

Brief scores: SJOBA: 170 for five in 25 overs (Vineet Khosla 47, Sethia 36, Vishal Gupta 33, Ranjit Bajaj 26, Abhey Kaushal 3 for 28); St John's-26:162 for nine in 25 overs (Amrinder Singh 57, Nalin 25, Ranjit Bajaj 5 for 18, Harit Sharma 2 for 24). HFCL XI defeated IDS XI by 58 runs in the CRY Cadence Corporate Cricket Challenge at Sector 16 stadium. The man of the match award was given to Amit Bhardwaj.

Kho-kho meet

Diamond Cricket Club defeated Star club by one turn and seven points in the Second Challenger Kho-Kho Tournament. In other matches, City Club beat Universal Club by one turn and five points while Golden Club beat Diamond Club by one point. In the women’s section, Chandigarh Club defeated Dev Samaj Senior Secondary School, Sector 21, by one point.


U-12 boys’ tennis tourney organised
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 11
Boys under-12 years of age gathered at the Forest Hill Golf and Country Club today for the Clash of the Little Titans.

The tournament had a good turnout and participants as young as six years (Hemanshu) were seen giving a tough times to senior players. A similar tournament was held in the under-14 category earlier.

The main purpose of the tournament was that the more the competitions these children faced under strict conditions, the more confident they were when they played in talent series or matches.

Besides tennis, trekking, horse-riding, archery and airgun shooting facilities are available. The under-18 tournament is scheduled for January 24 and 25.

Under-12 results: first round: Harsimran bt Tejinder 6-2, Shashank bt Amit Raina 6-1, Harpreet bt Hemanshu Daksh Gupta 6-1, Sonam bt Amit Pal Singh 6-0; quarterfinals: Jaiwardhan bt Dharmendra 6-0, Harsimran Singh bt Keshav 6-3, Shashank bt Harpreet 6-3, Sonam bt Uday Singh Mann 6-3; semifinals: Jaiwardhan bt Harsimran 8-0, Sonam bt Shashank 8-2; final: Jaiwardhan bt Sonam 7-6 (7-1), 6-3.


3 traders caught evading sales tax

Chandigarh, January 11
The Excise and Taxation wing of the Chandigarh Administration has found that two city cloth merchants and one readymade garments seller have been evading sales tax by not declaring their sales to the fullest. In raids carried out over two days it has been found that the three collectively had unaccounted goods worth Rs 46 lakh.

Trendsetters, Sector 17, was found having unaccounted goods worth Rs 6 lakh. Jai Garments in Sector 20, who had unaccounted goods worth Rs 35 lakh, and Shriji Traders, who had been found to have unaccounted goods worth Rs 5.3 lakh. — TNS

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