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Guru Nanak Public School-36 register win
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 8
Guru Nanak Public School-36 beat Vivek High School-36 in the boys’ category 23-15 while IS Dev Samaj Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 21, girls toppled Sacred Heart-26 cagers in the CBSE Cluster XIII Basketball tournament held on its premises here today.

The main scorers for Guru Nanak School team were Ravinder (11), Iqbal (6) while Prateek (7) and Chetan (5) were main contributors from the losers’ side. In the girls’ tie, Rimpy scored 11 while Manpreet and Jalwant scored 8 goals each for the winners’ side. Aditi (15) and Sonam (6) were main contributors for Sacred Heart-26.

The following are the other results.

Boys: SD Public School-32 b Shishu Niketan 32-6; DAV-8, Panchkula, b Aashunik Public School, Dharamsala, 48-40; New Public School-18 b DAV-15 70-53; DAV-8 b Moti Ram-27 64-36; and Vivek High School b Guru Harkrishan School 17-12.

Girls: New Public School-18 b Carmel Convent School 40-36; Carmel Convent-9 b Bhavan Vidyalaya-27 39-13; and Sacred Heart-26 b KC, Jammu, 30-18.


Jeev talks about his sport and life
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 8
In the European circuit, Indians are known not only for cricket or hockey, but also for golf now. “They have realised how big golf is getting in India. However, the scenario was quite different five to six years ago. Since I was one of the starters, the feel is tough to explain in words,” said Chandigarh-based international golfer Jeev Milkha Singh.

“Follow routine and don’t be result-oriented,” this is Jeev’s guru mantra for children coming into this game. I lost some of the contests because I exerted a lot of pressure on myself to achieve results. So never get distracted by losses and remain consistent,” he says.

Jeev brought laurels to the city, ending a seven-year title draught by winning the Volvo China Open, his first European tour title. This win saw him leap from the 319th position to 195th in the latest official world golf ranking. Jeev was the first Indian golfer to qualify for the European tour in 1997. His powerful performance at the China Open Golf tournament has scripted his name in history books.

During his short visit to his hometown, Jeev says, “When I was a kid, I tried athletics since my father had a magnificent background in this sphere. But soon, I realised that this is not my cup of tea. I used to accompany my father to the Chandigarh Golf Course and pull his cart. After sometime, interest started generating in me towards it and soon I learnt the finer points of the game. My father encouraged me to take it seriously and I did. That’s how I started. However, the scene was not as conducive for budding golfers till some years ago.”

Talking about his present, Jeev has a very hectic schedule ahead. At present, he is looking forward to the Japan Open Golf Tournament scheduled next week. Then, he will proceed to Spain for the Volvo Master’s European tour and come back to Japan for the Asian HSBC tournament.

To overcome mental and physical fatigue, Jeev does yoga. He carries along with him his DVD set and loves to watch Hindi movies especially Nana Patekar-starrers. Madhuri Dixit and Rani Mukherjee are his favourite heroines. Despite his busy schedule, on the marriage front, Jeev is planning to settle down in the near future.



Holinder leads in shooting meet
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 8
Holinder Singh is leading in the centre fire pistol and standard pistol events with 267/300 and 271/300 points, respectively, on the third day of 31st Chandigarh State Shooting Championship held at the Sector-25 shooting range here today.

Akanksha Arora with 363/400 points tops air pistol junior (women) category. The following are the results.

Gursarvinder Singh (free pistol, men) 248/300; Harmandeep Singh (air rifle, men, senior) 582/600; and Bhai Gurjinder Singh Bhucho (.22, OS, prone senior, men) 526/600.



2 cops suspended

Mohali, October 8
The SAS Nagar police has booked eight persons and suspended two police personnel for indulging in various violations.

Head Constable Kuldip Singh and Constable Jaspinderjit Singh have been suspended following allegations that they sold complimentary tickets given to them for their personal use.

Mukhtiar Singh of Lukarpur, UP, and Navi Kanwar of Chandoshi, UP, have been booked for selling tickets valued at Rs 300 for Rs 500. Vinod Kumar of Alipur, UP, Man Singh of Ram Colony, UP, Bohra of Ginnaur, UP, Kumar Singh of Vijay Nagar, Rajasthan, Jogesh of Ginnaur and Samuel Pal of Kolkata have been booked for gaining unauthorised entry into the stadium. — TNS



IG takes charge today
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 8
A welcome parade will be held tomorrow in the Police Lines, Sector 26, here in honour of Mr Shanti Kumar Jain, the new UT Inspector-General of Police. Mr Jain has succeeded Mr Satish Chandra, who relinquished the charge on Saturday after being transferred to Delhi.

Honoured with the President’s gold medal on January 26, 2005, Mr Jain joined the Indian Police Service in 1980 and was allotted the AGMUT cadre. Prior to this, Mr Jain had also served in the Rajasthan Administrative Service (RAS).

A number of terrorists, criminals and other suspects were apprehended by the immigration cell under his leadership. He also took the initiative and deported a large number of illegal Bangladeshi migrants.

In July, 2000, Mr Jain was promoted as DIG in the Special Protection Group which is responsible to provide security cover to the Prime Minister, former Prime Ministers and their immediate members. Mr Jain was promoted to the rank of Inspector-General, SPG, in April, 2002.



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