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Korean players feel out of place
Mandeep Puri

Two Korean players taking part in the ongoing PHL.
Two Korean players taking part in the ongoing PHL. — A Tribune photograph

Chandigarh, December 24
Korean players are having a tough time to comprehend the English language and game. Chul Kim, playing for the Orissa Steelers is finding the Hockey League challenging and exciting.

The 28-year-old left defender has represented in all international events, including World Cup, Asian Games, Champions Trophy, with a few gold medals in his kitty. Left mid-field striker of the Bangalore Hi-fliers, You Hyo Sei is having a tough time in the league.

Moon Kweeom, representing Maratha Warriors, has been playing for the Korea National Sports University. The young striker has an upper-hand till where the language is concerned. He can understand and communicate with his team-mates and players in English.

You Hyo Sei, is in all sorts of difficulty to understand what the players saying, or what the players wants to communicate to him. “I don’t understand English at all. What the players are talking in the field goes above my head. I am really feeling out of place here in India because of the language problem, but certainly PHL is playing a major role to lift the game of hockey,” he says. Moon, who is a bit good in English, is finding it easier. Moon says, “I am enjoying the game here. Hockey is different from what we play in Korea.”

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Manish fashions MCA’s victory
Tribune News Service

Patiala, December 24
A fine century, 111 in 104 balls, and dazzling bowling by Manish 4 for 3, helped the Mohali Cricket Association (MCA) to defeat Cantt. XI Ambala by 94 runs in the 7th Dhruve Pandove Memorial Cricket tournament.

The meet concluded in YPS ground today. Subeer was well supported by Pukhraj 47. Ultimately Mohali boys were able to make a score of 224 for 8 in 35 overs match.

In reply, Ambala boys started their inning in disappointing fashion and bundle out after making 130 on board in 30.4 overs, only Bhupinder (50), Bunny Bansal (22) and Sahil (13) were able to score from Ambala side.

Brief Score: Mohali Cricket Association 224 for 8 in 35 overs, Subeer Hyer 111, Pukhraj Singh 47, Gurpartap 26, Bhupinder 2/34, Gurtek Singh 2/49, Kohinoor Kalia 1/31.

Cantt XI Ambala: 130 all out in 30.4 overs Bhupinder Singh 50, Bunny Bansal 22 Sahil 13, Manish 4 for 3 Mayank Munjal 2/5 Shivam Puri 2/37.

In another match which was played in DMW ground, St. John’s Cricket Center, Chandigarh, defeated DMW Patiala by 7 wickets.

Brief Score: DMW (Rly) Patiala 124 all out in 35 overs. Gopal Hellan 39 Anmol Malhotra 16, Tanish Gill 10, Vardan 2/17, Shivam Bhambri 2/26

St. John’s Chandigarh 125 for 3 in 24.3 overs. Sashya 63, Rehmat 22 Kamaljeet 18, Suraj Singh 2/32, Sanveer Singh 1/13.

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Youth killed, two hurt in accident
Tribune News Service

Rajpura, December 24
A 21-year-old youth was killed while two others sustained serious injuries after the car they were travelling in hit a truck on the national highway No. 1, near here, today.

According to the police, Mayur Kumar (21), a resident of Rajpura, along with his two friends — Manpreet Singh (22) and Dheraj Kumar (21) — was returning to Rajpura from Nalash village when his car met with the accident.

According to eyewitnesses, the car was travelling at high speed when it hit the truck, killing Mayur on the spot.

The two other occupants of the car were taken to a nearby hospital.

The accident took place when the truck driver was trying to get off the road to park his vehicle. He failed to see the car coming from the opposite direction, leading to the collision.

Meanwhile, on a statement given by Manpreet Singh, the local police has registered a case against Nirmal Singh, driver of the truck, under various Sections of the IPC.

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Land grab case
Thind exempt from appearing in court
Tribune News Service

Rajpura, December 24
Himachal Pradesh ADGP (law and order) Bhupinder Singh Thind was granted exemption from personal appearance in the court for today in a land grab case after he produced a copy of summons in his name for Shimla sessions court before the judge.

The local court had issued non-bailable warrants (NBW) against Bhupinder Singh Thind on December 10, asking the police to produce the ADGP in the court by December 24.

Following this, Thind moved an application in a Patiala court seeking bail that was granted to him on the condition that he would present himself before the Rajpura court on December 24.

However, Thind today moved an application in the Rajpura court seeking exemption from personal appearance in the court citing that he had to appear before the Shimla sessions court in connection with another case.

The application was moved by Thind through his council. After receiving the application and a copy of the summons, the court granted him exemption for today, fixing January 9 as the next date of hearing.

Thind is facing charges of fraudulently selling a prime piece of land measuring 46 kanal and 6 marla at Chaparchirdi village, near Dera Bassi.

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4 cops held guilty of trespass
Tribune News Service

Ambala, December 24
A local court has held four police officials of Ambala police guilty of trespassing an MLA’s house and insulting his family members.

Naib Kaur, wife of Congress MLA, Nirmal Singh had filed a petition against four police officers of Ambala sadar police station in October 1995. Nirmal Singh was in judicial custody in a murder case at that time who was later acquitted by the district court.

Naib Kaur had alleged in the petition that on October 12, 1995, Ratan Singh, the then SHO, Ambala Cantt police station, ASI Babu Ram, Sultan Singh constable, Ram Phal driver and 30 other police constables came in a police vehicle at her residence and forcibly entered the house with an intent to commit an offence and also to threaten, insult and annoy the complainant and other occupants of the house.

She alleged that the cops entered the bedrooms where female members were dressing themselves for 'Karva Chauth'. 

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Poppy husk seized; 1 held
Tribune News Service

Patiala, December 24
The Patiala police has arrested Kulwant Singh with 22 bags of poppy husk being transported in a truck here.

According to police sources, a police team headed by CIA in charge Jassa Singh intercepted the truck near Julka road. The consignment was being smuggled into various locations of the state.

The police impounded the Tata-709 truck and arrested its driver Kulwant Singh, resident of Kothe Guru Ke, Barnala district. Another occupant managed to flee.

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CRPF, IAF register wins
Tribune News Service

Fatehgarh Sahib, December 24
On the second day of the All-India Baba Zorabar Singh Baba Fateh Singh Football Tournament being played here at Mata Gujri College Fatehgarh Sahib Stadium, CRPF Jalandhar beat Principal Harbhajan Memorial Club 5-4 in a tie-breaker.

In another match, Indian Air Force beat RCF Kapurthala 2-1. Steephen and M-Negi scored one goal each for Indian Air Force and Sarban Singh scored the sole goal for RCF Kapurthala.

The first semifinal will be played between BSF Jalandhar and PSEB Hoshiarpur on December 25.

The second semifinal will be played the same day between CRPF Jalandhar and Indian Airforce Delhi.

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