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Indo-Pak tennis series ends on note of geniality
Arvind Katyal

Chandigarh, February 3
Love, friendship and above all fair play dominated the seven days of the 'The Fort Ramgarh' Indo-Pak Total Tennis Friendship Series, which concluded today at the YMCA Total Tennis Academy, Sector 11, here.

Kunwar Amitabh Singh Chandel, president, Total Tennis Academies, while bidding good bye to Pakistan team led by Mr Rashid Malik, said they were grateful to Pakistani players for paying visit to Chandigarh .

Mr Malik said they had got a very affectionate treatment in India and the warmth of Indians had conquered their hearts. He evinced his interest to visit Chandigarh again.

Earlier, Mr Rajan Kashyap, IAS (retd), chairman, Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association, appreciated the efforts of the Total Tennis Academy in bringing the two neighbours closer by organising the friendship series.

Mr Kashyap also gave away the mementoes and gifts to the members from both countries.

Mr John Varghese, secretary, Projects National Council of YMCA of India, was present as a guest of honour .

The last day saw Pakistan winning more matches than India but India emerged the over-all champion with 22 victories as against 19 by Pakistan.

Out of five matches played today, Pakistan managed to win four, while one went in India's favour.

Mr Malik, chief coach and captain of the Pakistan Davis Cup team, celebrated his birthday today with young players.

The delegation from Pakistan would leave via Wagha border check-post tomorrow morning.

The results are as following : -

Umar Babar (PAK) b Gurmohit Singh (IND) 6-4; Vijayant Malik (IND) b Tanveer Ashiq (PAK) 6-3

Qurat Ul Ainn (PAK) b Sonali Bansal (IND) 6-3; Abdullah Sheikh and Khurram Nazir (PAK) b Vikas Sharma and Digvijay (IND) 7-6(5); Zahra and Qurat (PAK) b Shaleen Chandra and Ritu Malhotra (IND) 6-1. 



18-member city archery team
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, February 3
Gaurav Chaudhary will lead an 18-member Chandigarh Archery team in the 25th Senior (men and women) Archery Championships to be held from February 10 to 15 in Kerala, according to Maha Singh, Secretary, Chandigarh Archery Association.

Team members are: FITA round: Gaurav Chaudhary (captain), Prabhsimran Singh, Vikas and Kapil. Indian round (men): Sanket Sharma, Amit Bathla, Ravinder, Arvind, Anil and Sunil. Indian round (women): Simply, Reena, Gagan, Rinchin, Mani Garg and M. Dhillon. Maha Singh is a coach of the team and Devish Moudgil manager.

Hockey trials for junior nationals: The Chandigarh Hockey Association will hold trials for boys u-18 on February 5 at 3 pm at the Sector 18 hockey stadium, according to Mr Y.P. Vohra, secretary of the association.

Thirty probables will be selected for a 10-day coaching camp and the final team will participate in the Junior National Hockey Championship to be held at Vishakhapatnam from February 20 to 27. Boys born on or after January 1, 1987, are eligible for participation.

PU sports infrastructure: In order to upgrade the existing sports infrastructure on the Panjab University campus, the Panjab University Sports Committee has approved the renovation of facilities in handball, badminton and basketball. For this, Rs 12 lakh has been approved.



Yoga camp at Lions Club Bhavan
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 3
The Lions Club in association with Sanjivani, an NGO, organised a three-day yoga camp at the Lions Club Bhavan, Sector 18, here.
Achraya Priya Krsihna Nanda Avdhata taught yoga to over 10 participants from Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali at the camp.

A seminar on “Role of Yoga in Modern Life” was also organised on the occasion.

Mr Manmohan Garg, president of the club, Dr A.P. Singh, zonal chairman, and Mr B.S. Safari, district chairman, also spoke on the occasion.



DSP issued notice in missing files case
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 3
The Additional Sessions Judge, Mr B.K. Mehta, today issued notice for February 15 to a UT Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) to file his reply in the infamous missing files case.

The notice was issued following the allegations by the Chandigarh Administration that the inquiry reports of the Chandigarh police were not “satisfactory”. A recent report from the SSP had recommended the quashing of the FIR in the case.

The case had earlier hit the headlines following the disappearance of the murder files of Inder Pal Gupta, president of the Hindu Suraksha Samiti, and Ganpat Rai, a watchman. The files were later recovered from the record room of the Sector 26 Police Station in February 1999.

The then UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen B.K.N. Chhibber (retd), had order an inquiry into the case following which five police officials, including two DSPs, an Inspector, an SI and a constable, were indicted.


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