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College students donate blood
Our Correspondent

Lalru, April 21
As many as 53 students and staff members of Swami Parmanand College of Engineering and Technology, Jaula Kalan, donated blood at a camp organised on the college premises near here today.

A team of doctors from the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh, with the assistance of NSS volunteers of the college, collected the blood units.

Earlier, Mr Inderjit Singh Bajaj, director of the college inaugurated the camp, informed Dr J.K. Sharma, college principal.



Mandeep beats Harshvardhan in tennis
Tribune News Service

Mohali, April 21
Mandeep Yadav outplayed Harshvardhan in the boys (Under-16) singles final match by 6-2,6-1 of the AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament being conducted by Yadavindra Public School , Mohali, at the YPS Court, here today.

Mrs Komal Singh, Vice-Principal of the school, gave away prizes to the winners.

Boys (U-14 doubles): Fateh Singh Ladhar and Arjun Sehagal bt Ashwani and Akshay 5-7, 6-2, 6-4.

Boys (U-16 doubles): Saurabh Sharma and Mandeep Yadav bt Harshvardan and Chandam 6-7(6), 6-4,6-3.

Boys (U-14 singles): Mandeep Gill bt Ashwani 6-1,6-3

Boys (U-16 singles): Mandeep Yadav bt Harshvardan 6-2, 6-1.

Girls (U-14 singles): Mehak bt Arushi Sharma 6-2, 2-6, 6-4.

Girls (U-16 singles): Navjot Saini bt Poorna 6-1, 6-2.



PSEB win TT tournament
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 21
The Punjab State Electricity Board toppled the UP Power Sector (UPPS) (3-0) in a well contested ties played in the mens’ finals of the 31st All-India Electricity Sports Control Board Table Tennis Tournament at Table Tennis Hall, Sector 23, here today.

The PSEB squad has been the winner of the All-India Inter Electricity Board Table Tennis Tournament for the past 15 years.

Vikas Mahajan of the PSEB, who was last year’s champion also, continued its winning spree this time also and cruised past Sanjeev Kapoor of the UP Power Sector in a well decided tie at 11-8, 11-7, 11-6.

The PSEB’s Pankaj Sharma snubbed the challenge posed by Rahul Dutta of the UPPS at 11-7, 6-11, 8-11, 11-4, 11-5.

Another PSEB lad Ajay Sharma displayed a convincing win over Surjit Gon of the UPPS and the game concluded at 11-6, 11-7, 8-11, 11-7.

The four-day tournament is being organised by the Bhakra Beas Management Board. Mr Balbir Singh, member, Irrigation Board, was the chief guest. Fifteen electricity board teams from different parts of the country are participating in it.

Today’s results:

Vikas Mahajan bt Sanjeev Kapoor 11-8, 11-7, 11-6.

Pankaj Sharma bt Rahul Dutt 11-7, 6-11, 8-11, 11-4, 11-5.

Ajay Sharma bt Surjit Gon 11-6, 11-7, 8-11, 11-7.



Cool Cottons Champions League cricket tie
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, April 21
Satluj Cricket Coaching Centre will organise Cool Cottons Champions League for Satluj Champions, its annual cricket tournament for under-15 boys from April 29.
Only school teams can participate in the tournament and the players should be studying in class X. Interested teams must inform to Mr M.S. Sidhu, PTI, Satluj Public School, by April 26 in the school premises. 



Khadi board to disburse Rs 10 crore
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 21
The Punjab Khadi and Village Industrieazs Board has decided to disburse margin money worth Rs 10 crore among rural unemployed youth, Dalits, women, ex-servicemen, physically handicapped, Backward Classes and other sections of rural population for strengthening rural economy, generating self-employment and stopping of migration of rural people to cities and towns.

Cheques worth Rs 1.25 crore have already been distributed by the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, at Bathinda. The remaining cheques would be distributed among beneficiaries by holding three functions at Chandigarh and Patiala within one month by Capt Amarinder Singh, Ms Preneet Kaur, MP, Mr Charanjit Singh Walia, Chairman of the board, and Ms Maya Sinha, Commissioner, Khadi and Village Industries, Mumbai.

A cheque distribution function is being organised at Punjab Bhawan, Chandigarh, on April 27.

The board has also decided to organise a district-level exhibition of products manufactured by village industrial units set up by the board and the KVIC at Patiala from May 14.



S. N. Sahai is CHB chief
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 21
The Union Ministry of Home Affairs today issued orders to appoint Mr S.N. Sahai, a 1986 batch IAS officer of the UT cadre as Chairman of the Chandigarh Housing Board.

Mr Sahai has worked in the Prime Minister’s Officer and is now posted as Commissioner Transport Delhi. He is expected in join by the end of this month.

The present incumbent, Mr S.C. Poddar, has been asked to report to the Delhi Government. The MHA also withdrew the orders of the K.S. Wahi, who was first appointed as Chairman of CHB, but he was not acceptable to the Chandigarh Administration. Mr Wahi has also been asked to report to Delhi.

It may be recollected that two weeks ago Mr Wahi had created a bureaucratic furore when he went and sat on the chair of the CHB Chairman when Mr Poddar was away on tour.



25 shops demolished near Mansa Devi temple
Our Correspondent

Panchkula, April 21
Coming down heavily on encroachers the enforcement wings of Sri Mansa Devi Shrine Board, Haryana Public Works Department (HPWD) and the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) today demolished 25 shops besides removing over 30 vendors and a number of jhuggis from the vicinity of Mata Mansa Devi shrine, in a joint operation here.

The owners of the shops that were demolished today had already been served eviction notices. The board had already asked the shopkeepers to shift their establishments to the new shops provided to them, sources in the board revealed.

Equipped with earth movers, trucks, cranes and employees, the teams pulled down the shops along the Old Mansa Devi road this morning. Apart from this, the HPWD also cleared the government land by removing rehris and other road- side vends.

The HUDA removed jhuggis that had come up on land, falling under its jurisdiction, in the vicinity of the temple.

The authorities have sought police security to avoid any untoward incident during the demolition drive.


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