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GGD SD College lift chess trophy
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 26
GGD SD College, Sector 32, Chandigarh, won the Panjab University Inter-College Chess (women) Championship for the year 2007-08. The championship was held at PU premises, here today.

The GGD SD College team comprising Madhuri Sood, Jaya Bhatia, Jasdeep Kaur and Pooja Rani gathered 15.5 points to get the first place. MCM College team consisting of Shweta, Megha, Semonpreet Gill and Kanwaldeep Kaur earned 15 points and got second place.

The PU campus team (Rupinder, Satwant, Akashdeep and Tanvi) got 12.5 points for the third place.

BALL BADMINTON: MCM DAV College, Chandigarh, beat GNN College, Doraha, (29-09, 29-0) on the opening day of the Panjab University Inter-College Ball Badminton (Women) Tournament held at PU grounds here today.

In second match, Dev Samaj College (Women), Sector 45, defeated DM College, Moga, (29-0, 29-02) while SGGS College for Women, Sector 26, Chandigarh, beat SD College, Moga, (29-05, 29-05).

KABADDI: Sri Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, Chandigarh, outclassed SGG Janta Girls College, Raikot, 78-14 on the first day of the PU Inter-College Kabaddi (Women) League Tournament held at PU grounds here today.

Other results:

MGK College for Women, Kottan, b Baba Kundan Singh College, Muhar, (41-32); SGGS College for Women, Chandigarh, b MGK College for Women, Kottan, (58-24);

Ramgarhia Girls College, Ludhiana, b GTB Khalsa College (Women), Dasuya, (41-32).

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Another Bhajji in the making
Akash Ghai
Tribune News Service

Mohali, November 26
He is another ‘Bhajji’ in making. Not only his bowling action but also the turn of the ball, which can dodge any top class player in front of the wickets, just reminds of Harbhajan Singh.

Making a successful debut in the Group ‘B’ Super League Ranji match against Uttar Pradesh which concluded at PCA here today, off-spinner Charanjit Singh attracted all attentions with his performance with both bat and ball.

Indian player Mohammad Kaif was his first Ranji victim and second was another top class batsman Suresh Raina.

Talking to The Tribune, this promising cricketer said, “It is very exciting to have Kaif as the first victim of my Ranji career. He is such a big player so clinching his wicket is a big motivation for a budding cricketer like me”, said Charanjit.

Though he took only two wickets in his debut match, he played key role to put his team in a strong position with his scintillating batting skills also.

In the first innings, the bowler surprised everyone by playing very crucial and timely knock of 40 runs, when the team needed it the most. He again delivered in the second innings of the match, chipping in valuable 64 runs with the help of 12 fours.

“Undoubtedly my knocks in both the innings were just icing on the cake but I am a bowler first. I want to concentrate more on my bowling skills”, said 
Charanjit.

“To sharpen my off-break spin, I have taken tips from ‘Bhajji phaji’ many a time. I also learnt the trick of bowling ‘Doosra’ from him”, said the Amritsar-based lad.

Charanjit, who wants to become like his idol Sri Lankan Muttiah Muralitharan, has played in the age group tournaments, including Under 19 and Under 22, for Punjab.

“I am fully satisfied with my performance in my debut match at PCA. Now I am looking forward for the next tie against Bengal at Siliguri”, summed up Charanjit. 

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Cricket
DAV-8 emerge victorious
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 26
DAV-8 beat DAV-15 by 67 runs in the Under-16 Inter-School Cricket Tournament at GMSSS-32 grounds here today.

Batting first, DAV-8 scored 136 runs for five in the stipulated 20 overs. Akshay and Azil scored 46 and 38 runs. Abhay of DAV-15 claimed three wickets for 13 runs.

Chasing the target, DAV-15 were bundled out for 69 runs in 16.3 overs. In a match played for the third position, Prabhjot’s four for 13 enabled GMSSS-35 beat Shivalik Public School-41 by 45 runs.

Batting first GMSSS-35 scored 106 runs in 20 overs. Teghbeer scored 41 runs.

In reply, SPS-41 were bowled out for 61 runs in 14 overs. Rajvinder scored 31 runs.

Brief scores:

DAV-8: 136/5 in 20 overs

DAV-15 69 all out in 16.3 overs

Best scorers: Akshay (DAV-8) 46, Azil (DAV-8) 38, Abhay (DAV-15) 38; Best bowlers: Anirudh (DAV-8) 3 wickets, Abhay (DAV-15) 3 for 13.

GMSSS-35: 106 all out in 20 overs

SPS-41: 61 all out in 14 overs

Best scorers: Teghbeer (GMSSS-35) 41; Rajvinder (SPS-41) 31; best bowlers: Prabhjot (GMSSS-35) 4 for 13; Sahil (SPS 41) 2 for 18.

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Jaitely appointed chief engineer
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 26
The Chandigarh administration today appointed S.K. Jaitely as officiating chief engineer of the city. He is the senior-most superintending engineer in the administration.

Sources in the administration said a final proposal on the appointment would be moved later. The present incumbent, V.K. Bhardawaj, retires on November 30.

The next superintending engineer in line is Krishanjit Singh and is unlikely to be considered for the post due to a pending court case.

The final proposal for appointing a full-time chief engineer may include taking a person on deputation from either Punjab or Haryana.

With the chief engineer of municipal corporation being from Haryana, the chances of Punjab-cadre engineer making it to the post are high.

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