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Doctors’ complex ailing
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 5
Occupants of a residential complex of Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH, Sector-32) in Sector 48, here, have lost faith in the UT Engineering Department.

Over the past one year, promises made by senior officials in the department to spruce up the complex have not been implemented. The complex presents a state of neglect.

There are no streetlights and the complex is situated in an isolated corner near the Chandigarh-Mohali border. The complex is also surrounded by wild grass infested with reptiles and potholes, posing danger to the lives of residents.

A large dry pond, covered with wild growth posses danger to the occupants of the complex.

The matter had been taken up with the authorities of the Engineering Department many times, but to no avail. Some doctors have even moved into other quarters till the conditions improved.



SGGS paddlers excel
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 5
The paddlers of SGGS College, Chandigarh, soundly defeated GP College Alour team 3-0 during the Panjab University Inter-College Table Tennis (Men) Tournament, held in the PU Gymnasium Hall here today.

The other results: SCD Government College, Ludhiana, b Government College, Sector 11, Chandigarh 3-2;

DAV College, Chandigarh, b KL SD College, Abohar, 3-1; GGD SD College, Chandigarh, b GN Khalsa College, Abohar 3-1; DAV College, Chandigarh, b SA College of Commerce and Management, Ludhiana, 3-0.



Horse show: Uday Singh corners glory
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 5
Uday Singh riding on his horse ‘Junior Majestic’ came first in the EFI category B event on the opening day of the North Zone Horse Show at Panjab University, Dussehra grounds, here today.

The show is being organised jointly by the Chandigarh administration and the New Delhi Equestrian Promoters.

Risaldar Gulab Singh on ‘Vijay’ came second, head constable Dharampal riding on ‘Kavita’ got the third place while Major Raj Sangram Singh on ‘Maharathi’ came fourth.

Senior official Manoj Bhandari of the sponsors, Yes Bank, awarded the winners of different events.

In the Young Rider Jumping Normal event, Darshan Singh riding on ‘Gypsey’ came first, Jagdeep Singh on ‘Dynamite’ came second, Nar Singh on ‘Maharaja’ got the third place while Yogesh riding on ‘Kavita’ came fourth.

In the Individual Tent Pegging, constable Krishan Kumar riding on ‘Michael’ came first, ASI Karan Singh on ‘Rimjhim’ came second, SI Jaswinder Singh on ‘Raja’ together with Satwant Singh on ‘Seabiscuit’ shared the third place.

In the Novice Jumping Fault and Out, head constable Lakhwinder riding on ‘Archery’ stood first, head constable Dharampal riding on ‘Kavita’ came second, Risaldar Gulab Singh on ‘Vijay’ got the third place while Jyotika Hassan Walia riding on ‘Warrior’ got the fourth position.



India-Pakistan ODI
Toss will be important: Curator 
Tribune News Service

Mohali, November 5
The toss will play a vital role in the forthcoming ODI match between arch rivals India and Pakistan teams under flood lights here on November 8 at the PCA stadium, said Daljit Singh, PCA curator.

“The team, which bats first, will definitely have an edge. The dew factor, which starts in the evening here, will make the work of the bowlers, especially the spinners, tough during the second innings of the match, said Daljit Singh, who is also chairman of the BCCI grounds committee.

“The wet ball will create problems for the bowlers in delivering it with right line and length”, said Daljit Singh, maintaining that the job of the batsmen in the initial overs of the second innings will also not be easy.

“The weather becomes chilly in the late evening hours, the time when the second innings will start here. The pacers can make the best use of the conditions to produce swing to make the life of batsmen difficult at that time”, opined the curator, who termed the 22-yard strip hard and bouncy.

He also cited the example of the match between South Africa and Pakistan held here during the Champions Trophy last year, in which South Africa scored 242 in 50 overs while the Pakistan team were all out on 89 runs.

Refusing to predict anything about the scores, Daljit Singh said, “We have prepared a hard- track topping with little grass to make it a perfect One-Day pitch. The spectators will enjoy the match here to the hilt”.



Snooker C’ship
Divya beats Sameer 3-1
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 5
Defending champion Divya Sharma defended his title successfully in the senior snooker category for the third time in a row in the Haryana State Sub-Junior, Junior, Senior Billiards and Snooker Championships 2007 that concluded at Haryana Billiards, Sector 11, here today.

In the final match, Divya beat Sameer Bhalla 3-1. Divya got going from the beginning, hit good breaks of 73-65 and an unfinished break of 67 in the final frame to clinch the title.



Gurmit Hockey Meet
RCF prevail over CISF
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 5
RCF team defeated CISF team in the first match of the day of SN Vohra Gurmit Memorial Hockey Tournament held at Sector 42 Hockey Stadium, here today.

RCF team started the proceedings on a dominant note and took the lead during the 20th minute of the match. The team earned a penalty corner which was successfully executed by Satinder Pal. Thereafter, Sandeep Singh and Gagandeep Singh put the team ahead by banging the boards during the 24th and 28th minutes respectively.

The half-time score stood at 3-0 in favour of RCF team. After half time, CISF team bounced back with vigour during the 61st and 68th minutes. They managed to reduce the margin through two field goals during the 61st and 68th minutes but lost the tie ultimately. The final verdict was given in favour of RCF 3-2.

In the second match of the day, CHD XI team registered a convincing win over IHF Junior team 4-1. The match started on a dull note but it was only during the 32nd minute when Harbir Singh opened the account for IHF by converting the penalty corner. Two minutes later, Dharamveer added one more goal to the IHF kitty by executing a field goal.

The half-time score stood at 2-0 in favour of IHF. CHD team bounced back and forced a penalty corner during the 38th minute which they executed successfully. But this was the only moment for them as after that the IHF team totally dominated and capitalised on both chances they got in the shape of penalty corner and penalty stroke during the 46th and 58th minutes through Harman and Rupinder.

Canara Bank defeated SRC team 3-1 in the third match of the day. Canara Bank team Vergese scored the field goal during the 29th minute and the half-time score was in favour of Canara team 1-0. 



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