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Pregnant woman beaten up, husband commits suicide
Gurdeep Singh Mann
Tribune News Service

Machhiwara, November 11
Tense over the death of his unborn child and the atrocities meted out to his wife, a farmer from village Rajewal Rajputan committed suicide. Arvinder Singh, a farmer from the village committed suicide on Sunday after his pregnant wife was beaten up by his parents. The incident came to light today when the police recorded the statement of his wife Kamaljit Kaur, who was undergoing treatment at CMC, Ludhiana.

In her statement to the police, Kamaljit alleged that her in-laws had beaten her up on Saturday evening, while she was four months pregnant. After the incident, she complained of severe pain in her lower abdomen but none of her in-laws' ensured medical aid for her.

Kamaljit was married to Arvinder Singh two years ago. Kamaljit alleged that her in-laws had been torturing her ever since she gave birth to a baby girl an year ago and did not bring adequate dowry with her. She also alleged that her in-laws threatened her of dire consequences if she again gave birth to a baby girl.

She informed her brother Surjit Singh about Sunday's incident. He rushed her to Machhiwara civil hospital while she was writhing with pain in the lower abdomen. She was then referred to CMC, Ludhiana.

Arvinder decided to go back to his house to arrange money for her treatment. He demanded the money from his parents who reportedly refused to give a single penny for Kamaljit’s treatment. Enraged at this, Ravinder consumed some poisonous substance and died in the house on Sunday.

According to the police officials investigating case, the parents of deceased Arvinder cremated their son without informing the police and the girl's family.

The girl, in her complaint to the police, alleged that her in-laws had been demanding dowry from her and also used to beat her up on one pretext or the other. The village panchayat of both boy and girl's family intervened the in matter many times during the past few months. The girl alleged that she used to spend many days in her parents house in Bomb village near Samrala after she was tortured by her in-laws.

Kamaljit's family members thought that her in-laws might treat her well after she became pregnant and told their daughter to stay in the in-laws’ house.

Bhupinder Singh, his wife Gurdev Kaur and daughter Sukhwinder Kaur have been booked under various sections of the IPC and efforts are being made to arrest all the accused.


Red Ribbon Express Reaches City
Train to sensitise people on HIV

Shivani Bhakoo
Tribune News Service

Not a disease of truck drivers alone

If the claims of psychotherapist Avinash Sharma at Red Ribbon Express are to be believed then HIV/AIDS remains no longer a disease of truck drivers or sex workers. About 400-500 city residents, belonging to upper strata of society, feared to have contracted HIV, have approached the psychotherapist till date. “There is no dearth of money so people indulge in promiscuous practices and farm houses remain their favourite destinations. They feel so scared that they refuse to go in for a blood test, which is unfortunate. We try to convince them to stick to one partner or use necessary precautions”, said the psychotherapist.

Ludhiana, November 11
Red- Ribbon Express, the train to create awareness among masses on HIV/AIDS, reached the industrial city of Ludhiana in the morning today. After creating mass-level awareness in Bathinda, Fazilka, Ferozpur, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Pathankot and Jammu, the train finally reached the city. Hundreds of workers from the District Health department and Railways had made elaborate arrangements to welcome the train with a social cause.

The air-conditioned train, with its five coaches, will spread social awareness for the next three days. In its first coach, an exhibition regarding the deadly disease has been put-up by National AIDS Control Organisation while the second coach describes diseases like tuberculosis through its National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) programme. The third coach stresses on women empowerment while the fourth one sensitises people about myths and doubts about HIV/AIDS. The fifth and the final coach has been kept for counselling people by psychotherapists and doctors.

Dr N.H.Sharma, Additional Director, Punjab State AIDS Control Society, Chandigarh told The Tribune that school children were specially invited to see the exhibition and the other compartments of train so that much awareness was created among the younger generation. He said Red Ribbon Express aimed to spread the message that there was no cure of the disease in Allopathy, Homeopathy or Unani medicine- precaution was the only solution. Secondly, people should get their blood tested on regular basis, said Dr Sharma.

Health Minister, Punjab Laxmi Kanta Chawla alongwith MP Sharanjit Singh Dhillon took keen interest in the train, aimed at spreading awareness among the masses.



Revolver scare at naib tehsildar’s office
No govt official is supposed to display arms in office. Even police officials do not exhibit weapons issued to them
Kanchan Vasdev
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 11
Public display of a revolver by the newly appointed naib tehsildar in contravention of the service rules caused scare among the visitors in Transport Nagar here today.

Naib tehsildar-cum-executive magistrate (first class) Jagseer Singh, who took charge of the office only yesterday, created an atmosphere of fear in the office that receives a large number of people everyday.

Jagseer Singh came to the office in the morning, spread a towel on his table and displayed a revolver covered in a holster. It remained there throughout the day.

His act, however, did not go down well with the visitors to the office, who claimed he was trying to show-off his authority in the office without any reason.

“Nobody argued with him today even if he had unreasonable objections to registering sale deeds. Everybody looked at the revolver and stood silently,” said a visitor to the office, requesting anonymity.

“It is understood that he is a government official. But what right has he got to keep his revolver on the table. This points out to some other intentions. It’s a public place and no one should be allowed to carry arms to the office,” said another resident.

A senior police official said that no government official, especially in public dealing, was supposed to keep arms on their office tables. ‘‘Even the police officials, who are issued the arms, do not display these on their tables. This is an irresponsible behaviour,” he added.

When contacted, Jagseer Singh admitted that he had kept the revolver on his table. He said it used to be in his car everyday, but as vehicle was sent to the service station today, the driver handed it over to him and he kept it on the table. “It was not meant to scare anyone. Why would I do that?” he questioned.



Dr Sofat remanded to police custody
Our Correspondent
Rajneesh Lakhanpal

Ludhiana, November 11
Dr Sumit Sofat of Sofat infertility Hospital, Civil lines, whom was arrested in a alleged cheating yesterday was remanded by a local court to police custody today for three days. He was produced in the court of judicial magistrate Jagdeep Sood today afternoon. The additonal public prosecutor Sukhchain Singh has sought the remand of accused for 10 days on the plea that several incriminating documents were to be recovered from him. While the defence lawyer had pleaded that the local police was inimical towards him. Because, he had moved writ petitions against the local police before the High Court.

Sofat was arrested by a team led by EO wing inspector Jaswinder Singh Mangat yesterday evening, within a hour after his anticipatory bail was rejected by the court of Additional Session Judge A. K. Mehta.

The accused doctor was facing criminal charges for allegedly creating forged documents in order to grab the 1200-yard prime land of Ramesh Pasan at Ferozepur Road.

The accused was booked under Sections 420, 467 and 468 of the IPC for committing fraud with Pashan, a businessman from Ludhiana.



Lifetime achievement honour for Prof Tasneem, Rahi
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 11
Renowned writers Prof Tasneem and Prof Pritam Singh Rahi will receive a lifetime achievement award in the annual function of Punjab Sahitya Kala Manch. The function will be held on November 16 at Government College for Women.

Sneh Prabha Shukla Memorial Award will be conferred on Dr Savita Uppal, Kuldip Avinash Bhandari, Sukhjit Kaur and R.M. Sood for their outstanding contribution in their respective fields.

A play on environment awareness written by Dr Fakir Chand Shukla and directed by Sunita Devgun will be staged on the occasion. Besides a cultural programme, a painting competition will also be held.



Pachauri bestowed with Sat Paul Mittal Award
Tribune News Service

udhiana, November 11
The Nehru Sidhant Kender Trust honoured nobel laureate Dr R.K. Pachauri with the "Sat Paul Mittal National Award" during a function to celebrate the 119th birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru here today. Dr Pachauri was conferred the award by Bihar Governor R.L. Bhatia who was the chief guest on the occasion. The award contains a gold medal, Rs 4 lakh and a citation.

Speaking on the occasion, Pachauri apprised the students of various challenges being faced by the world and urged them to take initiatives at the grass-root level. He said if the present scenario continues, in a few years the sea-level would increase by six to seven metres and would destroy areas of Sunderbans, Maldives and Bangladesh.

He told students that in the 21st century there was need for India to tell the world that it can develop on the basis of knowledge too.

He donated the prize amount to a project "Lighting a billion Lives" and said the initiative was based on the aim of promotion of solar energy. He added that under the project people were being provided with solar lanterns and were being motivated to use solar energy to conserve the environment.

RL Bhatia urged the students to be the part of three revolutions:Information, Science and Technology and Globalisation-and prepare India to tackle challenges in the coming times.

The trust also distributed 573 annual scholarships to the various school and college students.



Complainant satisfied with PAU authorities’ handling
Shivani Bhakoo
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 11
Contrary to their image, realising their moral duty and in an effort to unravel the truth at the earliest, the district police tried to intervene in the "sexual harassment" case with concerning a female employee at the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) by sending a team of police personnel yesterday. The complainant, however, refused to record her statement saying "since PAU authorities had already initiated the probe and she (complainant) wanted to wait for their findings".

Talking to The Tribune, SSP R.K.Jaiswal said that since the case was very sensitive in nature and was being mentioned in various sections of media on a regular basis, the police tried to sort it out. All depends on the complainant's wish. It is good if she is satisfied with the handling of the case by PAU officials but in case she needs our intervention, the police will definitely come to her rescue", said Jaiswal.

It may be mentioned here that a female employee of the PAU had formally lodged a complaint with the vice-chancellor, against the Director Students Welfare, Dr Dulcha Singh Brar on "sexual harassment" in September. The VC had constituted a committee headed by dean College of Home Science, PAU, to probe the matter. The committee had recorded the statements of the complainant and witnesses in these two months but the accused had “refused” to record the statement as the copy of the complaint was not provided to him. The PAU authorities have been maintaining that they will bring out the truth in the coming days.



Nuclear arms race threatens flora, fauna
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 11
Abolition of Nuclear Weapons is the only answer, cautioned Dr Tilman Alfred Ruff, former President Medical Association for Prevention of War-Australia, an affiliate of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) and chair of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). He is in India on the invitation of the Indian Doctors for Peace and Development (IDPD) to participate in the Peace Week from November 8 to November 14 to commemorate the contribution of Jawahar Lal Nehru in promoting Peace and Disarmament.

Arms race, particularly the nuclear arms race is threatening the very existence of flora and fauna on earth. He was speaking at a seminar organised jointly by the IDPD and the Indian Medical Association (IMA) Ludhiana yesterday night at the IMA House. There are 27,000 nuclear weapons held by the US, Russia and seven other countries, leading to escalating terrorism. War is one of the most serious threats to public health with catastrophic effects on infrastructure and environment and accounts for more deaths and disability than many major diseases combined he said; It destroys families, communities and sometimes whole cultures. It channels limited resources away from health and other social needs. Health professionals have a duty to prevent war and its consequences on health, said Dr Tilman.

Others who addressed the seminar included Dr L S Chawla, Dr Arun Mitra, Dr G P I Singh, Dr Rajeev Gupta, Dr Narotam Dewan and Major Sher Singh Aulakh.



Honesty is the biggest challenge for India: Dr Pachauri
Jyotika Sood
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 11
"Honesty is the biggest challenge India is facing,” said Nobel laureate Dr R.K. Pachauri while talking to mediapersons here today. He was in the city today to receive an award.

Talking about solar energy, he said the state of Punjab had tremendous potential for utilising solar radiation and the need of hour is to tap this natural resource wisely. When he was told that solar equipment was quite costly and below the reach of common man, he replied that with the research and development, the scenario can be changed. He added that low-cost devices could be invented to promote solar energy.

Expressing dissatisfaction over the effort being made by India to conserve the environment, Dr Pachauri said, "India is looking much better but still a lot has to be done."

He said climate change has become a problem all over the world and the industrialisation in the last 150 years has contributed a lot to it. Increasing levels of carbon dioxide is a major reason behind the change in climate patterns, he added. Citing examples, he said there are some regions which were covered with snow throughout the year, however, now one could find these regions without ice only for around two to three months.

Disclosing his future plans, Pachauri said he would be visiting Antartica in February next year to study climatic patterns.

Urging children to make small efforts towards conserving the environment, the scientist said the way sea is made drop by drop similarly, efforts by everyone would contribute.



Congress all set to sweep elections, says Ahmad
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 11
Union minister of the state for home, Dr Shakeel Ahmad, has said the country was well prepared to check any sort of terrorism. While refusing to get into a controversy on any acts of terrorism, including that of Malegaon, Ahmad said the government was handling all issues on the same plane.

The minister said the law was taking its own course and no leniency was being shown anywhere. He, however, criticised the attempts of certain communal forces, who were trying to glorify terrorists. He warned such things would only encourage terrorism of different sorts.

Ahmad, who is also the spokesperson of the AICC, said the Congress was all set to sweep the elections in the months of November and December. He said the party was quite optimistic about improving upon its previous tally in Parliament and was all set to form the government.

Manish Tewari, who accompanied Ahmad said, in Punjab also the Congress was set to break all the previous records as the people were quite fed up with the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bhartiya Janata Party government. He said the Congress would win all 13 seats in Punjab this year.

Later Ahmad was felicitated by senior party leaders, including Pawan Dewan, Milkiat Singh Birmi, Krishen Kumar Bawa, Yogesh Dewan, freedom fighter Rajinderpal Syal and youth Congress leader Akshay Bhanot.



Vet varsity celebrates National Education Day
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 11
Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) celebrated the 1st National Education Day here today by conducting an essay competition. Different colleges of the university provided topics for essays. College of Veterinary Science provided a topic on "Current trends in veterinary education" whereas College of Fisheries provided "Recent trends in fisheries education in India" and College of Dairy Science and Technology provided "Role of cooperatives in dairy development in India".

It is worth mentioning here that the Central government has decided to observe November 11, the birthday of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad as the National Education Day, in a befitting manner every year throughout the country by organising seminars, symposias, essay writing, education competitions, workshops and rallies with banners, cards and slogans on the importance of education and nation's commitment to all aspects of education without declaring it as a holiday.

Dr Simrat Sagar Singh, dean, College of Veterinary Sciences, GADVASU, told that undergraduate and postgraduate students of the veterinary college participated in the essay competition with zeal and enthusiasm.



Jagraon judge meets law students
Our Correspondent

Jagraon, November 11
Taking a unique step in itself a judge of the Jagraon Court met law students of GHG Institute of Law for Women, Sidhwan Khurd. Mandeep Kaur Bedi, sub-divisional judge at the Jagraon Court, met the students to apprise them about the importance of Lok Adalats held by the judiciary.

This time the mega Lok Adalats will be conducted on December 20 and 21. Inspired by the initiatives of Mandeep Kaur, the students and teachers of the institute expressed their interest in attending the Lok Adalats so that their students will get the first hand experience of the court proceedings. Pooja, a lecturer, said the students would come to know the problems of a common man.



From Schools
Tiny tots celebrate Gurpurb
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 11
Tiny tots of the Kiddies Paradise School celebrated Guru Nanak Dev Aagman Purab with devotion and enthusiasm. The children recited Japji Sahib, shabad “Sat Guru Nanak pargatya” and "Ooncha dar babe Nanak da".

Five children dressed up as “Panj Piaras”. They also recited "300 saal Guru de naal."

Director Randhir Singh highlighted on the life and teachings of Guru Nanak.

Children’s Day

Children’s Day was celebrated at St Xavier Playschool with joy and enthusiasm. A kids’ carnival, magic show, tattoo making, fun games and fancy dress competition was the main attraction. Children came to school in colourful dresses and most of them were dressed as Chacha Nehru.

Best dressed children were given prizes by director V.M. Chopra. Principal S.Chopra also spoke on the occasion. Sweets and chocolates were distributed among kids after the function.

Science exhibition

A three-day district-level science exhibition 2008-09 was organised at BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, wherein the budding scientists and students of various schools exhibited a rich collection of chart models as well as posters o various sub-themes. Pradeep Kapoor, DSS, Ludhiana, inaugurated the exhibition. He highlighted the need of such shows to propagate science education among students to relate it with their day-to-day life.

National Education Day

Khalsa Girls’ Senior Secondary School celebrated Maulana Abul Kalam Azad’s birthday as the National Education Day.

Teachers of the Khalsa College for Women Dr Khushdeep, Manbir Kaur Dhaliwal and Harminder Kaur, along with the other NSS volunteers, apprised the plus one and plus two students of science, arts and commerce streams about different fields to be adopted after their senior secondary education and importance of education for women. Principal Inderjit Kaur also spoke.

To mark this day, the students of KVM saluted Maulana Abul Kalam Azad"s contribution to the cause of education. Poems and lectures were delivered by the students. Namita Raj Singh, headmistress, encouraged the students to participate in on-the-spot slogan-writing competition and card-making contest.

Bihar Guv visits SPM School

Bihar Governor R.L. Bhatia and chairman of the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change R.K. Pachauri visited Sat Paul Mittal School here today.

They were received by Lt Col Dr D.B. Sharma, director, and heads of the junior and senior school.

Bhatia was all praise for the confident and exuberant students. Pachauri exhorted the students to save environment.



‘Nagar kirtan’ taken out ahead of gurpurab
Our Correspondent

Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 11
Thousands of devotees took part in a “nagar kirtan” organised under the aegis of the Kalgidhar Federation and Gurdwara Parbhandak Committee, Singh Sabha, to mark the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

The procession started from Guru Teg Bahadur Chowk and passed through various parts of the town. A large number of vehicles and tractor-trailers carrying devotees moved through the town.

Panj Piaras, gatka and Bhangra artistes and school bands accompanied the devotees. A beautifully decorated palanquin, carrying Guru Granth Sahib, followed the Panj Piaras.

Various social and religious organisation served fruits and “langar” of milk, tea and snacks to the devotees. A “path” of Guru Granth Sahib was held at a gurdwara and “bhog” will be performed on November 13.

Students from Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, MGMN Senior Secondary School, GHG Khalsa Senior Secondary School, Guru Nanak Kanya Mahvidyalya, Government Elementary School, Amarpura, Government Middle School Amarpura and Kennedy High School participated and presented martial arts.



10 selected in placement drive
Our Correspondent

Mandi Gobindgarh, November 11
HCL and Univon India, an investment solutions company, having 120 branches across India visited Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and Computer Science, Mandi Gobindgarh, for a campus placement drive on Friday.

Dr Zora Singh, chairman, Desh Bhagat Group of Institutes, welcomed officials of the companies.

Univon selected 10 BBA students for their various branches across Punjab with minimum package of 1.50 lakh per annum plus incentives.

HCL conducted an online test for the selection. They informed the students about the latest developments in IT sector, the use of IT in various industries, including banking, airlines, marketing and various fields.




Overloaded school autos, threat to lives

This is with reference to the news published in Ludhiana Tribune dated October 31 with the heading “School buses, autos flout rules at will.” Ludhiana city is already overcrowded with vehicles. In these circumstances auto-rickshaws overloaded with schoolchildren are very risky. The children sometimes keep their arms outside the autos without knowing the mishap that could happen. These autos ferry 10-15 schoolchildren everyday and sometimes the number increase to 20 also.

Similarly some sub-standard school buses, which had never been inspected by the school authorities carry the schoolchildren are also risky. As the children are the future of a nation, it becomes the duty of the school authorities and parents to look into the matter seriously to avoid any mishap on the roads.

Manjit Singh Mehram

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Inter-state gang of buffalo thieves busted
Mohit Khanna
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 11
They have neither registration certificates nor chassis numbers, no wonder buffaloes are soft targets for thieves who laid their hands on several of them and made lakhs by selling them in different markets of Uttar Pradesh.

The police has busted an inter-state gang of buffalo thieves and arrested eight alleged accused from Alamgir on Sunday. The gang has so far stolen over 60 buffaloes.

According to SP (D) Gurpreet Singh, the accused were operating in different parts of the state and used to steal the buffaloes either in the wee hours of the morning from the cattle sheds or by threatening cattle breeders.

According to the police, the thieves have given the police a tough time, as it was very difficult for the police first to identify the stolen buffaloes and then to nab the thieves.

Out of the eight thieves, six thieves belong to Uttar Pradesh and the other two belong to Punjab.

The police has recovered six buffaloes, two country-made revolvers, a truck and sharp- edged weapons from the accused.



Mystery shrouds 20-yr-old’s death
Our Correspondent

Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 11
Mystery shrouds the death of Gurpal Singh (20) of Jandali Kalan village in Sangrur district whose body was found lying on a railway track near Jagera road last evening.

The civic body, led by sarpanch Navdeep Kaur, has demanded a probe into the sequence of events leading to Gurpal’s death. The body of Gurpal, with severed head and arms, was spotted by passers-by shortly after a Hissar-bound train left the railway station at about 6 pm yesterday.

Railway authorities and the officials at the police picket at station identified the deceased on basis of some slips found from his clothes.

Gurpal had left his house to attend a wedding party of one of his friends. During celebrations, he had a tiff with some of the friends of the groom and was also beaten up in the day. Referring to information received from members of the aggrieved family, Harinder Singh, group leader in the village panchayat, alleged that the authorities were trying to hush up the matter by terming the death as suicide.

A case has been registered.



Athletics Meet concluded
Our Correspondent

Doraha, November 11
The Annual Athletics Meet of Guru Nanak Model Senior Secondary School, Doraha, concluded here today. Sartaj Dhillon was the chief guest on the occasion.

President Roop Brar, general secretary Prof. Balwant Singh Pangli and the other members of the management committee were present on the occasion. Urmil Sood, principal of the school, welcomed the guests and other dignitaries. The meet began with a march past, followed by events and a cultural show.

Dhillon encouraged the students to take part in the games and sports. Gagandeep Singh of XII (Commerce) and Avreen Kaur of VIII-B were declared the best athletes.

The results:

Ball race (Girls) 75 m: Taranpreet Kaur-1, Damanpreet Kaur-2, Harleen Kaur -3, (Boys) 75 m: Gurvir Singh-1, Harinder Singh-2, Harmanjot Singh-3; Toffee race 75 m (Girls): Rajvir Kaur-1, Narinder Kaur-2, Jashanpreet Kaur-3, (Boys): Harpreet Singh-1, Taranjot Singh-2, Jashandeep Singh-3; Tricycle race 75 m (Girls): Taranjot Kaur-1, Amanpreet Kaur-2, Parneet Kaur-3, (Boys): Harjot Singh-1, Indervir Singh-2, Rasanjit Singh-3; Bag race 75 m (Girls): Pavneet Kaur-1, Gurleen Kaur-2, Gaganjeet Kaur-3, (Boys): Navjot Singh-1, Parvinder Singh-2, Gurdeep Singh-3; Brain teaser (Girls): Tamanjeet Kaur-1, Harneet Kaur-2, Gaganpreet Kaur-3, (Boys): Mandeep Singh-1, Manjot Singh-2, Rajdeep Singh-3; Bread and milk race (Girls): Jaswinder Kaur-1, Ramandeep Kaur-2, Harjot Kaur-3; Hurdle race 100 m (Boys): Parampreet Singh-1, Amandeep Singh and Harjot Singh-2, Karanvir Singh-3; Cone race 50 m (Girls): Jotpreet Kaur-1, Jashanpreet Kaur-2, Pardeep Kaur-3, (Boys): Arshvir Singh-1, Prabhjot Singh-2, Gurcharan Singh-3; Simple race 200 m (Girls): Tarinder Kaur-1, Jagjot Kaur-2, Jaspreet Kaur -3, Simple race 400 m (Boys): Maninder Singh-1, Prabhjot Singh-2, Kamaljit Singh-3; Bucket potato race (Girls): Kiranjot Kaur-1, Ravneet Kaur-2, Prabhjot Kaur-3; Brick race (Girls): Parminder Kaur-1, Gurpreet Kaur and Pawandeep Kaur-2, Harsimrat Kaur-3; Long jump (Girls): Kiranjot Kaur-1, Ravneet Kaur-2, Gurpreet Kaur-3, (Boys): Gagandeep Singh-1, Baltej Singh-2, Harinder Singh-3; Shot put (Boys): Baltej Singh-1, Gagandeep Singh-2, Harender Singh-3; 100 m race (Boys): Gagandeep Singh-1, Sukhjinder Singh-2, Baltej Singh-3; 1,500 m (Boys): Gagandeep Singh-1, Navdeep Singh-2, Baltej Singh-3; 800 m (Girls): Kiranjot Kaur-1, Gurpreet Kaur-2, Kajal-3; Shot put (Girls): Kiranjot Kaur-1, Imanroop Kaur-2, Maninder Kaur-3.



PU Sports Meet
Malwa college eves excel
Anil Datt
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, November 11
The students of Malwa Central College of Education for Women, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, gave good account of themselves and bagged four medals, including two gold, in the Panjab University Inter-College Annual Sports Meet held at the Panjab University campus, Chandigarh, recently.

The college squad secured second position in the women's B.Ed colleges. Amanbir Kaur and Jaspreet Kaur clinched gold medals in the 400 m and 800 m races, respectively, while Amanbir Kaur finished third in the 200 m race.

The college team comprising Raman, Sukhjit Kaur, Jaspreet Kaur and Amanbir Kaur bagged silver medal in the 4x100 m relay race.



Kabaddi League
India beat Pakistan by 51-27
Our Correspondent

Samrala, November 11
Indian kabaddi team beat Pakistan’s kabaddi team in the third match of the Kabaddi League that was held at Mangat Varyam Stadium, Kubbe village, near here, by 51-27. Sukhbir Singh Badal, who was the chief guest, was introduced with the players of both the teams and watched the match with great enthusiasm. To boost kabaddi at the world level, the Punjab government had set up the Kabaddi League.

The league aimed at providing better facilities to the players.

Badal said the league would hold the World Kabaddi Championship in March 2009 in which eight teams would participate. He said Punjab was the first state in the country, which was trying its best to uplift the game of kabaddi. He said the winner of the league would be given a reward of Rs 1 crore, second would get Rs 51 lakh and the third would take Rs 25 lakh.



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