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Punjab beat HP in TT
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 27
Janak Raj and Paramjit Singh gave a straight set defeat to their rivals and enabled Punjab beat Himachal Pradesh 3-1 on the inaugural day of the All-India BSNL Table Tennis tournament being held at Table Tennis Hall, Sector 23, here, from today.

At least 172 players, including 41 women, comprising 17 teams from all over India are participating in this five-day event. Ms Manjula Prashar, Chief Post Master-General, Punjab, Chandigarh, inaugurated the event.

Among those present were Mr Gokul Singh, Chief General Manager, BSNL, Punjab Circle, and also President, Punjab BSNL, Sports and Cultural Board, and Mr O.P. Sikka, PGMT, Chandigarh.

The results:

Punjab b Himachal Pradesh 3-1

Munish Bhardwaj lost to Himansu Sharma 1-11,11-13, 3-11

Janak Raj Beat Arvend Tanwar 11-5,11-6,11-5

Paramjit Singh Beat Rajesh Sharma 11-4,11-8,4-11,8-11, 11-3

Janak Raj Beat Himansu Sharma 11-8,11-9,11-5


Men Team Championship:

Gujarat b North East 3-0

Gujarat b Uttar Pradesh (East) 3-0


Men Team Championship

Tamil Nadu b Orrisa 3-0

NTR Delhi b Orrisa 3-0

Maharashtra b Orrisa 3-0

Maharashtra b NTR Delhi 3-0

Tamil Nadu b NTR Delhi 3-0


Men Team Championship

MTNL Delhi b Chhattisgarh 3-0

Madya Pradesh b Assam 3-2

Madhya Pradesh b MTNL Delhi 3-1.

Rajasthan b Chhattisgarh 3-1


Men Team Championship

MTNL, Mumbai b Andhra Pradesh 3-1


Women Team Championship

Maharashtra b Himachal Pradesh 3-0

Gujarat b Himachal Pradesh 3-0


Tamil Nadu b MTNL, Mumbai 3-0


Women Team Champion-ship

Punjab Gets W/o Andhra Pradesh.



Roll Ball Assn president
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, January 27
Mrs Sarita Manuja, Principal, DAV Public School, Sector 8, has been appointed president of the Chandigarh Roll Ball Association. This is an affiliate unit of the National Roll Ball Federation.

Ms Manuja said this sport was played on roller skates and in the skating rink alone. The only difference was that here the players touched the ball while on skates and compete with one another to push the ball into the goal post.

The said goal post shorter in height unlike handball. This sport was popular in many parts of the country and Delhi had played host to the nationals.

This year, an international roll ball championship would be organised at Delhi.



Fine knock by Amit Uniyal

Chandigarh, January 27
A fine knock of 62 runs by Amit Uniyal helped Minerva Academy to enter the quarter-finals after beating Professional Cricket Club by 20 runs in Tarsem Singh Memorial Cricket Tournament at GMSS School, Sector 19, here today. In the second match, Kalsi XI upset Rakesh XI by 6 wickets.

Brief score: Minerva Academy 164 all out in 20 overs (Amit Uniyal 62; Sadda Khan 40, Sunny 25, Aman Sagoo 2 for 30, Sheera 2 for 30).

PCC 144 for 8 in 20 overs (Aman Sagoo 36 n o, Karanveer 28, Amit Uniyal 2 for 18, Sunny Behl 2 for 28). Rakesh XI 132 all out in 20 overs (Narender 36, Goldy 2 for 22).

Kalsi XI 133 for 4 in 20 overs (Goldy 43 n o, Kalsi 33, Shyam 22). — TNS



Delhi varsity are champs
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 27
Delhi University won the North-East Zone Inter University Tennis (Men) Championship 2005-06 after thrashing hosts Panjab University (PU) 3-0 at the courts of PU here today.

Tushar Libherahan of Delhi drubbed Gurmehar Brar 6-0, 6-0 in the first single while Paras Thakur lost to Delhi’s Sidharath Gulati 3-6, 7-5, 4-6 in the second single.

Delhi pair Tushar and Yannick beat Gurdit and Gurmehar 6-0, 6-1 in the doubles. GNDU, Amritsar, remained on the third spot. Allahabad University got the fourth position.



Admn working on new excise policy
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 27
Chandigarh Administration has listed the dismal sex ratio as one of the top priority areas for future work.

This was stated by Mr Lalit Sharma, Adviser to the UT Administrator, while addressing the Republic Day function at the Parade Ground here yesterday.

The administration had initiated several schemes to provide new homes. Following the 96 one and two-bedroom scheme in Sector 49, the Chandigarh Housing Board was working on new schemes in Sectors 62, 38 (West), besides yet another scheme in Sector 49. At least 90 acres in Sector 53, 54 and 55 had been allotted to the board. Chandigarh Technology Park would have nearly 2,000 flats and work was at a pretty advanced stage on a housing scheme in Sector 52, the Adviser said.

The Administration is reportedly working on a new excise policy and public opinion has been sought on the new liquor policy. Allottees of commercial sites and premises in the city can now pursue any, except a certain small category, trade without the formality of applying to the Administration and paying fee.

Mr Lalit Sharma mentioned about the special effort being made to upgrade the hospital facilities in the city, especially in government hospitals of Sectors 16 and 32. The emergency block of Sector 16 was being renovated and a six storeyed OPD block was planned. A help desk had been provided to facilitate patients.

Effort by the Municipal Corporation for water through Phase IV of Kajauli water works, upgradaing the sewerage treatment facility and development of green belts in the city were specially mentioned in the speech of the Adviser.

He also mentioned other crucial areas where the city was witnessing a change corresponding with the fast changing times, including the Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Information Technology Park education and Film Cities, treatment project of tertiary water (Rs 35 crore sought under Jawahar Lal National Urban Renewal Mission), grid system of routes or Chandigarh Transport Undertaking buses and proposed monorail system and e-sampark sectors, besides several others.

Meanwhile, the contingents which won first prizes in their respective categories are: police — Chandigarh Traffic Police, NCC — Army wing and Scouts/ Guides — Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector-35, Schoolchildren — Guru Nanak Khalsa Senior Secondary School, Sector 30, cultural programme- St Anne’s Convent School, Sector 32 and running trophy— Sector 19 police station.

Dr A.K. Gupta, Medical Superintendent of the PGIMER, Mr S.D. Kalia associated with education of slum children, Dr (Brig) M.L. Kataria, Priya, Neha Dabar, Ms Prem Girdhar, Mr Rajiv Tewari, Mr Jagjit Singh from the Department of Information Technology, and Dr Sanjay Tyagi, Director of Software Technology Parks of India, Mohali, were also awarded on the occasion.


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