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Kundu wins badminton final 
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 10
Mr V.S. Kundu, Director (Sports), Haryana, won the men’s singles badminton event during the First Haryana State Sports Department Tournament, which concluded at Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex, Sector 3, here today.

In the long jump event for men, Dharampal, a junior scale stenographer with the Haryana Sports Department, got the first position (4.99 m). Anju Dua, a gymnastics coach from Ambala, won the 1500-metre race clocking 8.05 minutes and 400 meters with a timing of 1.34 minutes.

The following are the final results.

Women: shot put: Sharmila 1, Chandan Devi 2 and Suman 3; long jump: Sharmila 1, Sukanya 2 and Radha Rani 3; 500-m race: Anju Dua 1, Radha Rani 2 and Santosh 3; 400-m race: Anju Dua 1, Nirmala Gulia 2 and Sharmila 3; table tennis (singles): Bina Sharma 1, Anita Sehgal 2 and Shakuntala 3; (doubles): Harvinder Kaur and Santosh 1 and Harmeet Kaur and Usha Rajpal 2; badmintion (singles): Anju Dua 1, Anita 2 and Anita Bhatiya 3; (doubles): Anju Dua and Santosh 1, Anita Tewetia and Minaxi 2 and Lalita and Sharmila 3

Men: long jump: Dharampal 1, Varinder Singh 2 and Rampal 3; shot put: Kewal Singh 1, Suresh 2 and Rajesh 3; 400-m race: Rajbir 1, Vishnu Das 2 and Ramesh Lalit 3; 1500-m race: Dalbir 1, Amar Chand 2 and Satbir 3; 100m race: Rajbir 1, Verinder 2 and Dharampal 3; badmintion (singles): V.S. Kundu 1, Satyabir 2 and Joginder 3; (doubles): Joginder and Satyabir 1, V.S. Kundu and B.D. Tomar 2 and Trilochan and Rajiv 3. 



Amandeep wins 100-m race
Tribune News Service

Mohali, March 10
Athletics events marked the sports day meet at the Chandigarh College of Engineering, Landran. Students participated in 50m, and 100m races, discus- throw and shot put. The platform provided an opportunity to students where they exhibited their competence and talent.

The occasion was graced by Ms Karamjeet Kaur and Ms Damandeep Kaur, trustees of the Chandigarh Group of Colleges, Landran, Mohali. Dr Harpreet Kaur, Principal of the college, encouraged the students to participate enthusiastically in sports.

The following students won prizes in various events: 50 m race: Amandeep 1, Vasudha 2 and Savinder 3; 100 m race: Amandeep 1, Kulwinder 2 and Vasudha 3; discus throw: Rajinder 1, Harpreet 2 and Vandna 3; shot put: Prerna 1, Rajinder 2 and Vandna 3.The sports meet ended with a colourful cultural items. 



Admin clears mall for Industrial Area
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 10
The Chandigarh Administration today cleared the application of Meters and Instruments, one of the oldest industrial units in the city, seeking permission for constructing a shopping mall-cum-multiplex in the Industrial Area as part of the conversion policy for change of land for commercial use.

The mall is the second case of conversion in the Industrial Area after Pasco which had also sought permission for a multiplex last year soon after the policy was announced.

Meters and Instruments has decided to build a shopping mall-cum-multiplex with an investment of Rs 130 crore.

The company has signed a deal with Delhi-based developers Real Tech Constructions for building the mall-cum-multiplex and two Canada-based companies—Asia Property Group (APG) and NAI Global—for technical and marketing expertise.

The mall will be the largest in the city with an area of 2.5 lakh square feet having at least two or three basements for parking and a six-storeyed shopping complex.The venue is likely to have150 to 200 shops and an anchor store.

The mall was likely to commence services within 18 months, sources said.



Admin carrying out survey in city slums

Chandigarh, March 10
After carrying out a bio-matrix survey of Bapu Dham Colony, the survey of Colony No.4 has started. The survey is part of databank of over 23,000 slum families being prepared by the Chandigarh Administration.

Aimed at checking that the dwelling units offered under the slum rehabilitation schemes were not sold off by the original allottees for small profit, the Administration was carrying out the survey of the 18 slum clusters in the city.

The survey would entail taking fingerprints of the beneficiaries, photographs of the allottee and their families apart from other personal details of the slum dwellers.

Sources in the Administration said to carry out the intensive survey help of NGOs was also being taken by the Administration. The survey teams were ensuring that none of the colony residents were left out in the survey, said the Deputy Commissioner, Mr R.K.Rao.

A senior officer in the Administration said the specific survey was covering all families which are going to be benefited under the ambitious plan to provide one-room tenements to all slum dwellers in the city, existing as on date. The tenements would be given on rental basis.

As per the surveys carried in the past, over 23,000 dwelling units would be required to rehabilitate all slum dwellers, who were occupying prime land in 18 slum clusters in and around the city. — TNS



Applications invited for remaining vends
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 10
The Chandigarh Administration has decided to invite applications for the remaining 77 vends. The applications will be accepted till March 20 and the draw of lots would be held on March 22.

The Administration had allotted 60 per cent of the vends in the recent draw of lots. Despite a fair process of allotment, the syndicate backed by the liquor baron, Mr Ponty Chadha, managed to get around 40 per cent of the liquor vends in the draw of lots. 


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