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200 MBA students donate blood
Tribune News Service

Mohali, July 18
The Cost Accountant Society organised a blood donation camp at ICFAI Business School, Chandigarh. As many as 200 MBA students, including 72 girls, donated blood. Rajesh Verma, DGM, Spice Telecommunications, inaugurated the camp.

The camp was organised at the time when there is acute shortage of blood in hospitals in the city. A team of doctors and technicians led by Dr Parmjeet Kaur from GMCH, Sector-32, Chandigarh, collected the blood units.

D C Arya, president of the society, expressed happiness over the initiative taken by the students. Besides, Bhagat Ram, dean, ICFAI School, and Anil Sharma, secretary, the Cost Accountants Society, also appreciated the students for this noble cause and told about the activities of the society.



IAF, Army Red to clash for title
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 18
Indian Air Force (IAF) will take on defending champions Army Red in the final of the 55th Inter-Services Hockey Championship to be held at the Sector 42 hockey stadium here tomorrow.

In the two semifinals played today, Army Red beat Indian Navy and Air Force beat Army Green to enter the finals with the same margin of 2-0.

The first semifinal of the day was played between Army Red and Indian Navy, where Army Red took a quick 2-0 lead in the first 19 minutes of the play.

The first goal for Army Red came from K.H. Renel Singh, who successfully converted a penalty corner in the 16th minute. Three minutes later, Chittranjan Singh scored the second goal, giving Army Red the decisive lead of 2-0.

Maintaining a firm grip on the game, Army Red did not lower its guard till the close of the game.

Army Red got four penalty corners, of which they were able to convert one. Indian Navy, however, failed to capitalise on the two penalty corners that came its way.

In the second semifinal, Army Green despite playing a highly spirited game, lost out to the IAF 2-0. Raminder for the IAF was instrumental in converting the two penalty corners that came their way. Army Green was not as fortunate and failed to convert any of the four penalty corners awarded to it.

The final would be played tomorrow at 4.30 pm. Lt Gen Daljeet Singh, GOC-in-C, Western Command, would be the chief guest at closing ceremony, which includes prize-distribution and a cultural programme.



Jaskaranbir stars in CCA win
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 18
The CCA (Punjab) lifted the trophy, beating Mohali District by seven runs in the final match of the Fifth S.N. Vohra Memorial Cricket Tournament concluded at DAV Public Senior Secondary School, here, today.

Batting first, the CCA scored 249 for 7 in 50 overs.

Jaskaranbir played the key role in the CCA win, hitting 83 runs in 97 balls. Besides Jaskaranbir, who sent the ball to boundary 13 times, Manan Vohra and Lovish Bansal chipped in 43 and 30 runs, respectively. Anshul Sharma took the maximum number of wickets (3).

Mohali, however, was packed for just eight short of the target in the allotted overs. The team lost seven wickets and could score 242 for 7.

Saurav Chopra played a good knock of 70 runs while Ankit Pursharthi hit 55 runs. Prateek and Veerkanwar contributed 24 and 28 runs, respectively.

Sandeep Dangi snapped three wickets, conceding 45 runs whereas Hitesh Bhutani took two wickets.

The best batsman title was won by Manan Vohra of the CCA (Punjab) while the best bowler award went to Aman Rawat of the same squad. Sandeep Dangi won the best all-rounder title.

Brief scores

CCA Punjab: 249 for 7 in 50 overs (Jaskaranbir 83, Manan Vohra 43, Lovish Bansal 30, Anshul Sharma 3 for 35).

Mohali: 242 for 7 in 50 overs (Saurav Chopra 70, Ankit Pursharthi 55, Sandeep Dangi 3 for 45, Hitesh Bhutani 2 for 24).



Tarundeep clinches u-12 golf title
Donald Banerjee

Chandigarh, July 18
Tarundeep Singh Chadha, a Class-VIII student of St John's School, has made a mark in the national sub-junior golf circuit. He is just back from Lucknow after clinching the u-12 title in the Northern India Junior/Sub-junior Golf Championship last week.

After holding the second rank in the earlier three circuit tournaments, the 11-year old surged ahead on the Lucknow greens, clinching the u-12 title. With five more rounds of the national circuit to go, he is all set to clinch the number-one spot. At the Lucknow course, he started badly, returning a nine-over card of 81 on the first day. But, the next day, he sparkled into form sinking a couple of birdies for a one-over card of 73. It was again a nine-over card of 81 on the third day, before he clinched the top spot with a four-over card of 76 on the last day.

Tarundeep, who took to golf four years back, finished third in the national ranking in the u-10 category last year.

This year, he is all set to begin the u-12 title hunt with the top position. The battle for the u-12 title will take him to Golden Greens in Gurgaon, to the Chandigarh Golf Club, and then to Kolkata and Mumbai. The 11-year old is a product of coach Jesse Grewal.



101 sports seats for PU colleges
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 18
The Punjab sports department has allotted 101 sports-wing seats (boys and girls) in different sports disciplines to various colleges affiliated to Panjab University (PU) for the upcoming session. While six colleges affiliated to Punjabi University, Patiala, have got 115 seats, colleges affiliated to Guru Nanak Dev University have got 300 seats.

Panjab University, Chandigarh: Narangwal College, Ludhiana: Cycling (2 DS); GCM, Ludhiana: Cycling 1, basketball 8, handball 10 (all regulars); Guru Nanak College, Ludhiana: Cycling 4 (DS); Guru Nanak College, Moga: Kabaddi 10 (DS); Dev Samaj College, Ferozepur: Kabaddi 6 (DS); GC W, Ludhiana: Weightlifting 5 (regular); BSSG College, Sidsar Khanna, Ludhiana: Weightlifting 3 (DS); Master Tara Singh College, Ludhiana: Weightlifting 3 (DS); GTB Khalsa College, Dasua, Hoshiarpur: Basketball 10 (day scholars); AS College, Khanna: Gymnastics 1 (DS); Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College, Mahilpur: Football 16 (DS); SD College, Hoshiarpur: Swimming 9 (DS); Government College for Boys, Hoshiarpur: Boxing 8 (regular); GCW; Hoshiarpur: Volleyball 5 (regular); GCW, Ludhiana: Basketball 8 (regular).

Punjabi University, Patiala: Khalsa College, Patiala: Football (men) 9, handball (m) 14, weightlifting (m) 8, cycling (women) 5; Modi College, Patiala: Gymnastics (m) 1, hockey (m) 12; National College, Bhiki: Volleyball (m) 8; Malwa College, Bathinda: Athletics (w) 16; Government Girls College, Patiala: Gymnastics (w) 6, handball (w) 16, volleyball (w) 6.



CLTA trainees bring laurels

Chandigarh, July 18
CLTA trainees Parul Verma and Shiva Sangwan have brought laurels to the city by finishing runners-up in the ITF Grade IV Tennis Tournament in Demuskus, Syria.

The duo lost to the hosts Abdel Nour and Al Taweel 2-6, 4-6 in the final.

In quarterfinal, Parul and Shiva defeated their country mate Marfatia and Shinde 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 while in semifinal, the duo got the better of Lazarcik (Slovakia) and Liska (Czech Republic) 3-6, 7-6(2), 6-4. TNS



CCA Gold Cup from July 21
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 18
The Chandigarh Cricket Association will organise the CCA Gold Cup for u-11 players from July 21 at Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, here.

According to Mohinder Singh, organiser, a player born after August 31, 1996, will be eligible to participate in the tournament. At least eight teams are expected to participate.




Chandigarh, July 18
Following have been appointed office-bearers of the COA: vice-presidents - Kewal Dhillon, S.S. Randhawa, Harjit Singh, Tilak Raj, Satya Pal Jain, Jasdeep Singh; treasurer - Jagbir Singh; joint secretaries - Raghuvir Sharan, Maha Singh, H.S. Bansal, N.C. Thakur. TNS



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