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Johar for cheaper medical facilities
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, October 8
The Water Supply and Sewerage Minister of Punjab, Mr Harnam Dass Johar, today exhorted the managements of the private hospitals and social organisations to organise free medical and diagnostic camps to provide cheaper medical facilities to the needy.

Mr Johar was addressing a function after inaugurating a general medical check-up camp at AIMC Bassi Hospital, here today. The minister said the doctors must follow the traditions of selfless service.

Mr Johar informed that the government had created a special corpus fund of Rs 450 crore to ensure regular and timely disbursal of pensions to 11 lakh aged, widows, orphans and physically challenged beneficiaries.

Later, Mr Johar visited Nishkam Sewa Ashram and appreciated the efforts of the trust for its work towards the weaker sections of society.



Ludhiana, Amritsar eves in tennis semis
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, October 8
On the third day of the 52nd Punjab State School Games being held here at various venues, the hosts, Ludhiana, along with Amritsar and Sangrur, advanced into the lawn tennis semifinals (girls u-17).

In the u-19 years category, Ludhiana, Ropar, Sangrur and Fatehgarh Sahib made it to the last four stage.

Other results: girls (u-17) kabaddi: Fatehgarh Sahib b Gurdaspur 49-46; Patiala b Hoshiarpur 40-25 and Faridkot b Jalandhar 54-36; (u-17) kabaddi: Gurdaspur b Hoshiarpur 57-19; Sangrur b Tarn Taran 52-26; Mansa b mohali 32-29; Faridkot b Mohali 25-19; Mansa b Mohali 40-05; Ropar b Amritsar 44-42 and Bathinda b Amritsar 37-32.

Boys (u-14) football: Sports Wing, Mahilpur b Sangrur 5-0; Mansa drew with Faridkot 1-1; Gurdaspur b Patiala 2-0; (u-19)- Hoshiarpur Academy b Ferozepur 6-0; Faridkot b Bathinda 3-0; Hoshiarpur drew with Malupur Wingh 2-2; Muktsar b Patiala 2-1; Hoshiarpur Academy b Faridkot 5-0; Nawan Shahr b Gurdaspur 3-0 and Mohali drew with Tarn Taran 1-1.

Boys (u-19) basketball: Ludhiana b Fatehgarh Sahib 65-58; Ludhiana Academy b Hoshiarpur 80-2; Bathinda Sangrur 50-34; Mansa b Kapurthala 54-42 and Patiala b Tarn Taran 44-7; girls (u-19)- Mansa b Mohali 31-22; Amritsar b Patiala 15-9; Hoshiarpur b Faridkot 21-2; Jalandhar b Muktsar 52-31; mritsar b Mohali 30-8 and Ropar b Faridkot 30-12.

Girls (u-14) badminton: Bathinda b Fatehgarh Sahib 2-1; Faridkot b Kapurthala 2-0 and Hoshiarpur b Jalandhar 2-1; (u-17)- Hoshiarpur b Bathinda 2-0; Ferozepur b Mansa 2-0 and Muktsar b Moga 2-0; (u-19)- Ludhiana b Faridkot 2-0; Amritsar b Tarn Taran 2-0 and Jalandhar b Fatehgarh Sahib 2-0.

Boys (u-14) badminton: Gurdaspur b Kapurthala 2-0; Fardikot b Mansa 2-0 and Ferozepur b Bathinda 2-0; (u-17)- Gurdaspur b Fatehgah Sahib 2-0; Faridkot b Moga 2-0; Patiala b Mansa 2-0 and Muktsar b Bathinda 2-0; (u-19)- Ludhiana b Bathinda 2-1; Ferozepur b Muktsar 2-0; Hoshiarpur b Mansa 2-0 and Gurdaspur b Kapurthala 2-0.

Girls (u-17) hockey: Udhiaan b Hoshiarpur 2-1; Maksudan Academy b Muktsar 2-0; Ludhiana Academy b Ferozepur 3-0 and Ropar b Moga 2-0: (u-14)- Ludhiana b Muktsar 1-0; Ropar b Cheema academy 2-0; Ropar b Sangrur 1-0; Ropar b Gurdaspur 1-0; (u-17)- Ropar drew with Ludhiana Academy 1-1.



College of Agriculture are cricket champs
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, October 8
Sunil (4 for 36 and 59 runs ) steered the College of Agriculture (COA) to a two-wicket victory over the College of Agricultural Engineering (COAE) in the last match of the Punjab Agricultural University Inter-College Cricket Tournament played on the PAU campus ground here today.

With two wins, the COA have emerged as champions in the three-day tournament. The COAE, with one win and one loss finished runner-up while the College of Basic Sciences secured the third spot.

The COAE, batting first scored 215 all out in 44.5 overs. The main scorers were Sandeep (21), Sukhmeet (29), Jagpreet (21), Sanjeev Behal (55) and Akashjot (24).

Sunil of the COA was the most successful bowler grabbing four wickets for 36 runs. Vishal and Harjeet captured two wickets each while Pushpinder claimed one wicket.

The COA achieved the target after losing eight wickets in 35.2 overs. The main architect of their win was Sunil who contributed 59 runs. Other notable scorers were Vishal (14), Jiffen (21), Harjeet (18) and Pushpinder (17).

For the losers, Sukhmeet took four wickets for 54 runs while Sanjeev Behal chipped in with two wickets for 24 runs. Rohit Kumar and Baljinder took one wicket each for 47 and 34 runs, respectively.



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