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12-yr-old boy drowns in Sidhwan Canal
People rescue mother, 2 sisters; tragedy unites family
Jupinderjit Singh
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 21
Tragic death of a 12-year-old boy belonging to poor parents has united a
divided family.

The victim, Agyapal Singh, had drowned under mysterious circumstances in Sidhwan Canal late last night. Those living nearby rescued his mother and two sisters, one elder and another younger to him, from the canal.

While initial reports stated that her mother Amrit Kaur along with three children, had jumped into the canal for committing suicide. Whereas she along with other relatives in a statement recorded before the Shimla Puri police stated today that it was an accident.

Amrit Kaur’s husband Sarbjit Singh runs a cycle repair shop in Field Gunj. His financial condition wasn’t good due to which there were problems within the family. Sarbjit’s relationship with his parents, brothers and other relatives also remained strained due to this. They were not on talking terms as well.

Today, all relatives, including the parents and brothers, stood by the aggrieved family in their hour of need. All came together to give a statement before the Shimla Puri police that the boy had died in an accident.

The women said she had gone to Alamgir Gurudwara yesterday evening with her three children. SHO Pawanjit said she was upset over the financial condition and gone to seek divine help. On her way back, she visited a temple where a man advised her to offer something into the canal.

She claimed when she was offering the prasad, her son slipped and fell into the canal. She also jumped into the canal for saving him. Her daughters in sheer panic also followed suit. This gave impression to a few residents living nearby that they had jumped into the canal for committing suicide.

A large number of people jumped into the canal for saving them. They manage to rescue the girls and their mother but the boy could not be traced. ASI Parvinder Singh had managed to get hold of the boy but he slipped away.

The woman and her children, Manjinder Kaur (13) and Gurleen Kaur (3), were badly shaken at the traumatic incident. The only solace was that their relatives were back with them, SHO Pawanjit said.

ASI Parvinder Singh said minor disputes and difference had separated the blood relatives, “Unfortunately, it took the death of a boy to bring the family together.”

Efforts were on to trace the body of Agya Pal Singh. SHO Pawanjit Singh said divers had been requisitioned to trace the body. Besides this, the irrigation department had also agreed to reduce the discharge of water into the canal.


City comes to a halt
Sikh bodies burn dera chief’s effigies
Jupinderjit Singh
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 21
Normal life in the city was affected due to the series of protests by a few Sikh organisations against the Dera Sacha Sauda’s chief over the alleged firing by his driver on protesters in Mumbai yesterday.

A large number of Sikh organisations sought complete ban on the activities of the Dera chief and his followers besides the closure of all deras. They also blocked the traffic at the Samrala Chowk, Ferozepore road opposite the Mini Secretariat, Mata Rani Chowk and Ghanta Ghar.

They also defied the Section 144 imposed by the district magistrate.

The worst hit were the hapless commuters especially on the Samrala Chowk, which was blocked for nearly an hour. A group of activists organised path in the centre of the Chowk after cops did not allow them to do so on the side of a road near Gurdwara Kalgidhar earlier.

Though commandos and local police were deployed in strength all over the sensitive places and busy intersections, they remained mute spectators till the activists discontinued their protest on their own.

The Sikh organisations led by the SAD (Panch Pardhani), Sikh Student Federation (Mehta) and the Sikh Student Federation (Grewal) also burnt effigies of the Dera chief.



Dry port in Amritsar soon: Channy
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 21
With a view to benefit the industry, the state government would set up a dry port in Amritsar soon. The government is also trying to get the freight corridor extended till Amritsar so that a larger section of industry could benefit out of it, said S.S. Channy, principal secretary, Industry and Commerce, Punjab government, while inaugurating “Knits and Wears-2008”, a five-day buyer-seller meet, organised by the Knitwear and Apparel Manufacturers Association of Ludhiana, here today.

Channy said with a view to attract industrial units for setting up bases in Punjab the government had planned to strengthen the single window system. Industrial policy that would soon be announced by the state government would have a major focus on the textile sector.

As many as four textile parks and 15 special economic zones (SEZs) are coming up in the state and a SEZ Bill were also in the offing, he added.

For the industry to get access to the latest technologies, a toll-free number would be provided. Plans are afoot to form an international marketing information centre from where industrial associations would be able to obtain the information on latest in technologies and marketing.

Appreciating the knitwear and apparel industry for its effort to conduct the first ever buyer-seller meet, he said such efforts placed industry on a better competitive footing.

Talking about creating an industry-friendly environment in the state, he explained that strengthening of the single window system would facilitate time bound clearances of the projects. The government would take measures like setting up of an online centre and fixing responsibility of respective officers in case of delays.

The buyer-seller meet is an effort to bring manufacturers and buyers on a common platform, said Sudarshan Jain, convener of the association.



GNG College FM Radio
Union govt gives nod for airing 50-min ad
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 21
Community FM radio station at Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town, has made the college a “desired destination” for city girls aspiring to become radio jockeys. Having got the permission from the government of India, the FM station is also running 50 minutes advertisement of the college, giving an impetus to its status.

The government had also sanctioned a yearly grant of Rs 10 lakh for running the FM station and the college has already submitted a “renewed proposal” for the next year.

Principal Charanjit Kaur Mahal while speaking to The Tribune said, “We are giving special incentives to our teachers for taking part in programmes, while students are getting honour and certificates.”

Teachers too have achieved proficiency in delivering lectures on varied subjects offered in different branches available in college curriculum. “Its an added advantage for students as without getting enrolled in the college they can listen to the lectures of the subjects concerning them as the programme timings are announced before the broadcast,” stated a college teacher.

“Zindagi khoobsurt hai” a programme on biographies, “Ubhardi kala”, an interview with a young artist, and programmes on the Punjabi culture, trade and technology are among the most popular programmes on this radio station.

The boys and girls anchoring the shows have mastered the language to the extent of giving it an overseas accent as Amarjit Singh, an amused listener puts, “Listening to Punjabi in foreign accent takes me to my relations in Canada and the UK.



GLADA earns Rs 39.03 crore from 16 sites
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 21
The Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority has fetched a whopping Rs 39.03 crore in an auction of commercial sites here yesterday evening.

As many as 16 shop-cum-flats and booths located at Urban Estate, Sector 32 and 32-A at the Samrala Chowk generated a revenue 151 per cent higher than the reserve price.

Giving details Manashvi Kumar, chief administrator, GLADA, said the reserve price of these SCFs was Rs 15.52 crore and they got an overwhelming response from the bidders. He added that total 118 bidders took part in the auction that went on till late yesterday evening.

V.K. Chauhan, additional chief administrator, GLADA, along with R.K. Sharma, superintendent engineer, and Jeet Ram, estate officer, supervised the auction.

Manashvi Kumar said the highest bid went up to Rs 2,75,000 per square yard against the reserve price of Rs 1,10,000.



Education, low priority for Badal govt
K.S. Chawla

Ludhiana, June 21
The Universities in Punjab have been in the news for the wrong reasons for quite sometime, particularly since the Akali Dal-BJP government took over. Politics seems to have a baneful influence on educational policies.

Punjab Agricultural University has been blamed more than once by the authorities for the present setback to agriculture in Punjab, notwithstanding the agriculture recession in the whole country. Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal is on record having said PAU has become a ' junk '. “PAU noon taan jang lag gaya hai”, to quote his verbatim.

Dr K.S. Aulakh had to quit as vice-chancellor within almost a month of the formation of the government on the trivial issue of ‘opening of a university gate' which the Chief Minister claimed was a ‘poll promise'.

Thus, Dr Aulakh became the first victim VC of the government. It may be mentioned that he was appointed VC by Badal during his previous term 1997-2002 and Amarinder Singh merely gave extension to him for a full term of four years, which was yet to be completed when he had to resign.

Punjabi University VC S.S. Boparai found himself in trouble soon and put some resistance to political pressures. But he, too, was forced to quit under the pressure of vigilance enquiry.

Vice-chancellor of the Punjab Technical University Dr S.K. Salwan, an eminent scientist of national stature, found himself uncomfortable because of extraneous pressures put on him by the coalition partners and the agitations allegedly engineered by some vested interests.

Dr Salwan thought it proper to put in his papers and the government did not take long to accept his resignation.

The state of affairs at Baba Farid University of Health Sciences has been unfortunate since its inception. Founder VC Dr L.S. Chawla left the university without completing his term. Dr J.S. Gujral had to leave because of an unsavoury controversy. The present VC who is stated to be close to Amarinder Singh is now feeling the heat.

In Guru Nanak Dev University, the VCs usually completed their terms. Dr S.P. Singh was appointed VC by Parkash Singh Badal and was fortunate enough to get two yearly extensions from Amarinder Singh.

His successor Dr Jai Roop Singh is a known scientist of international repute and does not have any political affiliations. He is stated to be running the university strictly according to the statutes and many a time has earned the displeasure of the politicians.

An Akali MLA of Amritsar district, who is also a member of the university syndicate, found the VC un-pliable and on his representation, the Chief Minister had deputed Dr B.C. Gupta, principal secretary (Home) to enquire into a complaint against him.

The outcome of the enquiry may be anything but one thing is certain that this step will vitiate the atmosphere of the university and may also erode the authority of the VC.

The government on its own has not done anything to help the universities in a manner that should create a healthy academic atmosphere. At PAU, the financial crisis is acute. The university does not have money to pay pension to the retirees and also to take up research projects.

Successive VCs had been writing to the State government for financial assistance but not much was done. The present government has raised the annual grant-in-aid by Rs 20 crore. The finance minister made an announcement of a corpus fund of Rs 50 crore in the budget for 2008-2009 but so far no official information has been received, says Dr Kang.

At the Punjabi University, a special yearly grant of Rs 50 lakh was committed for the development of Punjabi. This has been discontinued although the Chief Minister had accepted that Punjabi language was facing extinction.



Civic Polls
60 to contest in 19 wards
Our Correspondent

Jagraon, June 21
60 candidates have been left in the fray to contest elections in the ensuing civic polls at Jagraon to be held on June 30 for 19 wards, with the withdrawals of 31 and one SAD candidate declared elected unopposed in ward no.11. The local administration has also allotted election symbols last evening to all the 60 candidates.

The candidates are Avtar Singh, Manjit Kaur (both independent) ward no.1, Johnson, Makhan Singh, Satnam Singh, Jaspal Singh (All independent), Ajit Singh (SAD), Darshan Singh (Congress) ward no.2, Ranjit Kaur (BJP), Paramjit Kaur (Congress) ward no.3, Dev Singh (BJP), Inderjit Singh (Congress) ward no.4, Pritam Singh, Jangir Singh, Paramjit Singh (all independent), Darshan Singh (BJP), Amar Nath (Congress) ward no.5, Paramjit Kaur (SAD), Daljit Kaur (Congress) ward no.6, Shinderpal Kaur (independent) Harpreet Kaur (SAD), Daljit Kaur (Congress) ward no.7, MadanSingh (independent) Satish Kumar (SAD), Nachhatar Singh (Congress) ward no. 8, Sudha Bharadwaj, Bachitar Singh, Manjit Kaur (all independent), Baldev Krishan Dhir (BJP) ward no.9, Rachhpal Singh (BJP), Bakhtawar Singh (Congress) ward no. 10, Bimla Rani, Kavita Rani (both independent), Harbans Kaur (SAD) ward no.12, Sanjay Kumar (independent), Vinod Kumar (BJP), Ajay Kumar (Congress) ward no. 13, Sarbjit Verma, Jatinderpal, Sukhwinder Singh (all independent), Jaswinder Singh (Congress) ward no.14, Bimal Kaur (SAD) Anju Bala (Congress) ward no. 15, Gopal Katiyal (SAD) Ravinder Kumar (Congress) ward no.16, Gurmeet Singh, Surjit Singh, Sapan Kumar, Gopal Krishan (all independent), Varinderpal Singh (SAD), Kanvarpal Singh (Congress), ward no.17, Harwinder Singh (independent), Jinder Singh (SAD), Chander Parkash (Congress) ward no. 18, Chandan Goyal (independent), Sarita Katyal (BJP) Nirmaljit Kaur (Congress) ward no.19.

The contesting candidates have started meetings with their ward voters but none of them have so far released their manifesto.



33 candidates in fray
Our Correspondent

Khamano, June 21
Battle lines have been drawn for the election of Nagar Panchayat, Khamano, after withdrawal of nominations. A total of 33 candidates are left in the fray in 11 wards of Khamano. There is a direct contest in ward no. 3, 4, 5 and 10 and in other wards there are 3 or more candidates. Akali Dal Badal had declared only three candidates in ward no. 2 where Gian Chand had been given party ticket; in ward no. 8 Sarbjeet Kaur and in ward no. 11 Sadhu Singh is contesting on party ticket.

In other wards the candidates of Akali Dal could not be declared due to infighting and due to more candidates of Akali Dal. The BJP is contesting for 3 seats, including ward nos. 2, 3 and 9. Congress party had not give any ticket to any candidate and most of the candidates are contesting as independent. A keen contest is likely in ward no. 4 where Jaswant Singh Jassa is contesting against ex-MC Inderjeet Singh Romi and in ward no.5 two leaders of Akali Dal, including youth leader Balamjit Singh Princi and Nambardar Dalbir Singh, are fighting a pitched battle. In ward no. 6 first ex-president Rakesh Kumar is in triple contest with Harpal Kaur and Balbir Singh.



Warning against terror revival has come true: Bitta
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 21
National chairman of the All-India Anti-Terrorism Front Maninderjit Singh Bitta said yesterday that his warning about move to revive terrorism in Punjab had come true with the seizure of 24 kg explosives in Jagraon a few days ago. Bitta was addressing a press conference here yesterday.

He said people in Punjab wanted peace but outfits like the ISI, the HUJI and Naxals were sending terrorists to the state. Warning that all borders lining not only the state but the country were porous, Bitta said most of the terrorists were entering the country through these. Still the Union and the state governments were not waking up to such threats.

“Many innocent people were killed in Jaipur blasts. Then explosives were recovered from Jagraon recently. Are our citizens safe?” he asked.

Bitta criticised Pakistan for violation of ceasefire six times within the past two months. He said the Indian government should take up the issue with the UN and get Pakistan declared a terrorist state.

Taking a dig at “baba” culture in the state, Bitta said people like chief of Dera Sacha Sauda and Sant Bhaniarewala were threatening law and order in the state. They were playing with the religious sentiments of people and inciting riots. And the government was spending lakhs of rupees on their security.

“Why should we pay for their security when they are themselves responsible for the threat to them?” he said, added that he would file a PIL in the Delhi High Court for direction to the government on a clear anti-riot policy so that all such people and their activities can be addressed.



Scribes seek aid for colleague’s kin
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 21
The local chapter of the Chandigarh-Punjab Union of Journalists has sought financial help from public for medical care of Vimla Devi, mother of a local television cameraman.

At a special meeting held yesterday evening under president Karan Kapoor, the union requested a few social organisations and individuals to contribute toward her emergency care at Christian Medical College. Kapoor said: “Our colleague's mother is lying in the emergency ward of the CMC. We request philanthropists to contribute generously towards her medical care directly to the CMC. Her account number in the hospital is C-7142263.”



Rights panel voices concern over Panthic crisis
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 21
The International Human Rights Organisation (IHRO) yesterday expressed its concern over the Panthic crisis that had been caused among Takhts apparently on the crucial Maryada issues facing the Takhts' leadership.

This crisis worsened after the two Takhts of Patna Sahib and Hazoor Sahib defied the edit of Akal Takht Sahib issued on June 6 which was adjudicated without involving jathedars of both Takhts outside Punjab, said the IHRO in its communique issued here yesterday.

IHRO chairperson D.S.Gill, general secretary M.S. Grewal and its coordinator for Sikh affairs Gurcharanjit Singh Lamba said: "No book (pustak) could be installed on a par with Sri Guru Granth Sahib as it was the mandate of the Panth and ought to be honoured by each and everyone."



Harassed by financers, doc commits suicide
Tribune News Service

Khanna, June 21
A Khanna-based doctor committed suicide allegedly after being by financers. Dr Gurvinder Singh (33) had his own practice in Faizgarh village. He had passed his MD degree from Russia a few years ago and had been practising at his clinic near Faizgarh bus stand now.

In his complaint his father Jang Singh Mangat stated that on Friday evening, at around 4 pm, Dr Gurvinder Singh was found lying unconscious in his car parked outside the house. He was taken to some private clinic from where the doctors referred him to Sidhu Hospital, Doraha. He died at the hospital today morning at 4 am.

Investigating officer (IO) Ram Murti said that as per preliminary investigations, Dr Gurvinder had committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance.

Mangat alleged that financers Monu Walia and Ginni Naai were with his son before he was found unconscious. He added that Dr Gurvinder had borrowed some money from them and had been bullying him for sometime to get their money. He alleged that his son had committed suicide after being harassed by the financers.

Family members had sounded out police officials on Friday night itself. The accused are absconding. The body was handed over to relatives after conducting post mortem. The viscera have been sent for chemical examination. Dr Gurvinder Singh had two children.

However, neither the police officials nor Jang Singh Mangat revealed the amount borrowed from the two financers. Ram Murti said accused would be able to disclose the exact amount borrowed. He added that the amount might run into lakhs together. Police is investigating the case.



Minor raped
Our Correspondent

Jagraon, June 21
Angad Kumar of Waddi Sohian (Uttar Pradesh), a migrant labourer, allegedly raped a 14-year-old girl of Swadi Khurd village on June 1. As per the information victim’s parents had gone to Waddi Sohian to condole the death of one of their relatives and had left the girl under the guardianship of Zora Singh, who resides in Swadi Khurd village. The victim was sleeping in the courtyard of Zora Singh’s house when Angad Kumar raped her. According to ASI Satnam Singh, the Sidhwan Bet police has registered a case under Sections 376 and 506 of the IPC and arrested the accused. SDJM Jagraon Gurdarshan Kaur today remanded him in judicial custody till June 24.

One held with opium

The local police had arrested Amarjit Singh, alias Kala of Chowkiman on June 1 and recovered from 500 gm of opium from his possession. A case has been registered and the accused remanded in judicial custody till June 14.

Two arrested

The Khanna police has arrested two persons with 4.5 kg poppy husk and 5 gram smack. The accused, who were arrested from different places yesterday evening, have been identified as Baldev Singh of Bhamma Kalan and Chranjit Singh of Umaidpur village. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered against both of them.



Fake clinic unearthed, one arrested
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 21
A joint team of the civil surgeon office and the Haibowal police late yesterday evening arrested a fake doctor, who had been giving medicines and administering injections to people without holding a valid degree.

Civil surgeon S.P. Sharma said the accused, Pannu, was running a PCO-cum-real estate shop but had turned it into a fake clinic.

Inside the shop, the police also found beds kept for hospitalisation of patients who needed glucose.



Biz Word

OPENED: Express Immigration and Appeal Services (EIAS), specialising in creating awareness on immigration issues, opened its office in Ludhiana. Owner of EIAS Gurpal Singh Oppal, a UK-based NRI, said EIAS had been operating for over four years to help those who were not aware of the immigration rules and unable to complete simple VAF application forms or needed guidance to collect their documents.

NEW VENTURE: Venus Trophy makers ventured into coloured printing on ceramic and crystal. The launch function was organised in the city on Friday.

Former MLA Jagdev Singh Jassowal inaugurated the function. Owners of Venus trophies Amarjit Singh Birdi and Bhupinder Singh Birdi people could get the photographs of their children, elders and families imprinted on ceramic T-shirts, caps, plates, mugs and other kitchenware.

Magic mug was the attraction of the day.



GNIMT students design water-level indicator
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 21
Following a detailed survey in residential areas, the students of Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT), designed a water level indicator during their training workshop that concluded recently.

Water level indicator indicates how much water is there in a water tank. It indicates periodically the levels at 25 per cent, 50 per cent, 75 per cent and when water level reaches at 100 per cent, it sounds a buzzer when water tank is full. The same message can be sent through landline telephones, mobile phones that your water tank is full through a CDMA device, the cost of which is just Rs 100. The main purpose is to prevent water wastage.

The students of MCA-IV collected the data from the houses located at Dugri Phase I to Phase III, Housing Board colonies, BRS Nagar, LIG flats, MIG Flats, HIG Flats, Model Town, Focal Point Phase-I and II and Sector 32, 38 and 39, which has about 1 lakh residential houses. Bhupinder Singh and his associate Rajni, along with a team of 12 students of MCA IV semester of GNIMT, has designed the unique water level indicator to prevent wastage of water.

They were divided into six teams of two students each. The students who participated in the workshop were Manjit Singh, Gurpreet Kaur, Jasvinder Singh, Harsimran Kaur, Harleen Kaur, Jasleen Kaur, Sukhmani Duggal, Sheenu Garg, Harjotika Kaur, Saurabh Jain, Remonica Sharma and Tarun Gupta. Vikramjeet Singh and Tripatdeep Singh, lecturers at the GNIMT, were the coordinators of this training.

The institute had organised a 10-day summer training for the students of MCA IV semester and computer faculty. The main topics covered in this training were general awareness, working and behaviour of daily use electronic equipment such as PCP designing, DVR, CCTV independent motion detection device, wireless and home security device and their interface with computers.

Bhupinder Singh, secretary, Punjab Electronic Industry Association (PEIA), was the resource person, who has been dealing with electronic equipment for the past 15 years.

Col H.S. Singha, director, GNIMT, extended best wishes to the trainees stating that this training will update their knowledge in handling electronic equipment.



Mohit first in Class XII
Our Correspondent

Jagraon, June 21
Students of Swami Roop Chand Jain Senior Secondary Public School, Jagraon, have secured first, second and third positions in Class XII examinations in Jagraon. According to Rajni Beri, Mohit Verma, who has been declared first in Jagraon has also stood second in district Ludhiana and seventh in the state of Punjab by securing 400/450 marks.

Heena Gupta secured second position in Jagraon by securing 391/450 marks and Deepak Narula is third in Jagraon securing 388/450 marks.



‘Mehfil-e-Mausiqi’ enthralls city
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 21
Mehfil-e-Mausiqi, an evening of melodies was yet another successful attempt of Dhvani, a prominent cultural organisation of the city.

Dhvani, known for its thematic programmes, oraganised Mehfil-e-Mausiqi at Punjabi Bhavan in collaboration with Punjabi Sahit Akademy. The program was devoted to the eminent poets of the city.

Randhir Kanwal, Kuldeepak Chiraagh organised the program while the eminent Punjabi poet Suijit Patar held the audience spell bound with his characteristic style.

Sagar Sialkoti, the guest poet started the evening with his ghazals while Manraj Patar, the guest singer set the mood of singing with his splendid performance of suflana gayaki, As Patar took to compeering, the somber environment had already set in.

He told the audience that Ludhiana holds a place of respect in poetry as it is known as city of Sahir and Mahir (pen name used by Professor Mohan Singh).

He drew a contrast in the sense that while many like Sahir had started their adabi safar from Ludhiana, others opted this city at some later stage of their lives while Professor Mohan Singh and Krishan Adeeb, breathed their last in this city.



Cricket tourney begins today
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, June 21
Fifteen teams will be vying for top honours in the first Senior National 20 Cricket Tournament to be held here on the Punjab Agricultural University campus from June 22 to 25.

President of the Punjab State 20 Cricket Asociation, Bhagwan Singh Gill, informed that two grounds, PAU main cricket ground along with that of Government Model Senior Secondary School within the university campus, have been booked for this mega event.

Six matches will be played daily during this four-day tournament to be held on league-cum-knock out basis.

The tournament will begin on Sunday at 8 am while the formal inauguration will be performed by the Punjab sports minister, Gulzar Singh Ranike at 6 pm, Gill added.



Hockey trials on June 25
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, June 21
Trials to select the Ludhiana boys’ hockey team (u-16) will be conducted here at the Prithipal Singh Memorial Astro Turf Stadium of Punjab Agricultural University on June 25 at 4 pm, according to the honorary secretary of the District Hockey Association, Ludhiana, Ajay Pal Singh.

Boys born on or after January 1, 1993, are eligible to take part in these trials. Aspirants have been advised to bring with them their date of birth certificates, attested by the heads of their respective schools.

Entries may be sent to the secretary by June 24 or he can be contacted at his cell no. 9815600711.

The selected players will represent Ludhiana in the Sub-Junior Punjab State Inter-District Hockey Tournament to be held from July 10 to 13 at Batala, Ajay said.



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