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Shocking tale of neglect
IT was a dream academy. The dream was simple — to provide training to youngsters in international-standard hockey within the precincts of a world-class hockey academy. It was to be an academy that would take complete care of budding players and youngsters showing a potential for the game. Boarding, lodging and food, along with best training, were to be provided here.


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Surjit Singh was defender par excellence
BORN on October 10, 1951, Surjit Singh, known as the best deep defender, possessed extraordinary defensive skill, sound tackling and fine recovery. It was tragic that after his retirement from the game, he died in a road accident near Kartarpur in Jalandhar district. This unassuming and soft-spoken player had remained concerned about the "raw deal" given to hockey players. He always upheld the players' cause.

Over-speeding drivers have a field day in city
IT may sound strange, but it is a fact that Jalandhar police cannot challan over-speeding vehicles within the Municipal limits. Reason: the city, which boasts of a population of about 12 lakh, and the city that is the heartland of the 'dollar rich' Doaba region, has no speed-limit caution boards, thanks to the ignorance and the indifference on the part of the local Municipal Corporation authorities.


People’s concern
Mayor and Opposition leader lock horns
Controversy over Rs 18-cr MC administrative complex project
BSERVERS of local politics are working overtime these days. The controversy between the Mayor of the local Municipal Corporation (MC) Surinder Mahey and the Leader of Opposition and senior BJP leader Kishan Dev Bhandari is providing enough grist for gossip in political circles. Both leaders have locked horns over the controversial Rs 18-crore MC administrative complex project.

Cinema theatres leave film-lovers fuming
P LANNING a day out with your friends, spouse or your family somewhere in the city? Visit any hang-out but avoid watching a movie in a theatre.

Sitting beneath a tinder-box
A canopy of transformers poses fire risk in Rainak Bazaar

I T is like a tinder-box beneath which they stand and work the whole day. Unmindful of the risk it involves, sellers are busy preparing tikkis, bhallas and samosas underneath two huge transformers at the centre of the narrow, busy lanes of the Rainak Bazaar here.

Women's Cell: Striving for marital patch-ups
THEY try to bring squabbling spouses together. You can hear them extol the virtues of a "happy married life". No, they are not family therapists; they are women in khaki. These policewomen, 'manning' the Women's Cell here, have one self-professed goal - to save marriages that are on the brink of breakdown.

People wait for their turn for counselling outside the police station 
People wait for their turn for counselling outside the police station

It's 'bumper-to-bumper' earning for these boys from South
T HESE boys are a familiar sight near the BMC Chowk here. Whenever a car passes from the BMC Chowk towards the district administrative complex, these boys take a good look at it. Their eyes rest on the car's bumper. The moment they see broken edges of a bumper, they cluster around the car driver, trying to convince the latter to get the bumper repaired from them.

When youngsters switched over to philosophic mode…
I T was an interaction of a different kind at Apeejay College of Fine Arts here. Youngsters, all braced up for the occasion, had switched over to philosophic mode. Some of them were inquisitive about the "riddle" called life, while others, more in tune with pragmatism, delved diligently on their aims and ambitions.

Eating out
Tickle your taste buds at Prithvi’s Planet
I T'S a gourmet's delight. You have an amazing variety of cuisines, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian, at the Prithvi's Planet here. Those with a yen for the Continental fare can start with starters (cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, cream of tomato soup, minestrone soup) and saunter to the mouthwatering main course - chicken steak sizzler, grilled lamb chop, baked vegetable, cheese finger and much more.

Photo by S. S.Chopra

Photo by S. S.Chopra



From the schools
M ORE than 65 students from Punjab and Haryana participated in a CBSE Cluster 15 and 16 Table Tennis Tournament organised by Innocent Hearts School at Hans Raj Stadium. The tournament concluded on Monday.

Quality technical education is DAV engg college’s USP
IMPARTING quality technical education to students is the thrust area of the DAV Institute of Engineering and Technology (DAVIET), here. Along with this, the institute seeks to give students a lesson in holistic personality development.



Physiotherapy courses have many takers in city
HE growing demand of physiotherapists here and abroad, particularly as seen in the past two decades, is attracting a good number of students to take up undergraduate courses in physiotherapy.


‘Sports is more about steely nerves than brute strength’
TRONG willpower is one of the strong points of Mr Nitin Gautam. Recently, this student of the DAV Institute of Engineering and Technology here won the Punjab Technical University Inter-College Cross Country Championship.


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