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MC, health dept let it get out of hand: Report
Anshu Seth, K.S. Chawla
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 18
A report submitted by Dr Kalpana Barua, deputy director of the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP), New Delhi, has brought the district health authorities and the Ludhiana MC under the scanner.

The report indicates “missing action plans” on the part of government departments to prevent the outbreak.

Having failed to sound the alarm in August when the initial dengue cases were reported, district health officials not only denied the authenticity of the reports, but also issued warnings to private hospitals against reporting dengue cases.

Dr S.P. Sharma, civil surgeon, had instructed private hospitals to refrain from using the word “confirmed” for dengue cases.

Also, the health department failed to create awareness. There were no advertisements against the epidemic or its prevention in any English or vernacular daily. The advertisements appeared in newspapers on November 14 following the revelations in Dr Barua’s reports.

The Punjab Civil Medical Service Association and the Rural Medical Service Association also did nothing until the dengue epidemic hogged the headlines in newspapers. The associations went on to seek help from the Chief Minister when the epidemic was at its worst.

A senior doctor, lambasting the health department, pointed towards the lack of community participation programme, adding that it was the duty of every responsible citizen to help check the spread of dengue. A majority of doctors took pride in calling themselves “specialists” and considered it below their dignity to treat common diseases like dengue even in emergency situations, he alleged.

Councillors also did not take the issue seriously. “Meetings conducted on dengue prevention were nothing, but eyewash for the sake of record,” alleged a former councillor.

Non-functional fogging machines and casual challaning drive in residential areas added to dengue cases in Ludhiana.

However, the district health officer, Dr S.S. Dhir, said the situation was under control and the department was well equipped to deal with future crises.

Who is right?

The Chief Minister had announced that the state government would bear the expenses of dengue patients, but not a penny has been given to patients or hospitals so far.

Dr G. Mangla, district epidemiologist, said 2,321 confirmed cases of dengue were reported until November 17 while Dr Raju Singh Chinna, medical superintendent of the DMCH, said they had treated 2,500 dengue patients so far.

Dr Kanwal Massih, medical superintendent of the CMCH, said they had treated 837 dengue cases in hospitals and there were 35 deaths, including 27 from Ludhiana.

According to Dr Raju Singh, the treatment of dengue was very costly. Random donor platelet costs Rs 1,000-Rs 5,000 while single donor platelet costs between Rs 30,000-Rs 50,000.


No takers for ‘jinxed’ water tanker
Jyotika Sood
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 18
A water supply tanker of the municipal corporation that was impound in January seems to be jinxed as the civic body has not come forward to claim it in spite of repeated reminders from the police department.

According to sources, the wanter tanker (PB 10 Y 3649) belonging to the municipal corporation was impounded by the police when it hit a scooter ridden by two sisters on January 10.

While one of the sisters had escaped with minor wounds, the other sustained severe injuries.

Interestingly, both Vishram, the accused who was driving the vehicle, and Jagdish Singh, the ASI who had registered the FIR, died after falling ill just a few months after the incident.

As the accused died, the police declared the vehicle as untraced property on July 26, 2008 and since then no one from the municipal corporation has come forward to claim the vehicle under “superdari”.

Also, various departments in the municipal corporation are engaged in a blame game, as no one is ready to accept that the vehicle belongs to them.

Though the sources said the tanker belonged to the health department, Dr Charanjit Uppal, assistant medical officer of department, asserted that the department had no water tankers.

Even as no one is coming forward to claim the tanker, the vehicle, which is in a fairly good condition, is rusting in the open.

Talking to The Tribune, SHO Nirmal Singh said: “We have communicated several times to the MC authorities to take away the vehicle, but to no avail.”

He added that the vehicle was in good working condition but if it remained on the police campus for too long it would become a piece of junk in no time.



Land worth Rs 200 cr being usurped at Bhaura village
Kanchan Vasdev
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 18
A land scam worth Rs 200 crore at Bhaura village has been staring in the face of the revenue department and the municipal corporation for the past several years, but nothing has been done about it so far.

Eight acres of land, originally belonging to the public works department (PWD), had attracted land sharks, who in connivance with some officials of the revenue department, got the land mutated in the name of a tenant in contravention of the rules.

Until three years ago, about 7 kanals (worth Rs 20 crore) was a part of the pond. The pond “disappeared” as some persons got the depression filled and laid the foundation stone of a structure.

Residents objected to it, following which the MC was forced to demolish the structure. The complainants alleged that an influential person of the village was trying to sell public land between Rs 30,000 and Rs 40,000 per sq yard. The entire government machinery was mum on the issue, they alleged.

They said the land belonged to the PWD, as was mentioned in the revenue records earlier, and a former sarpanch of the village was its tenant. The land somehow got mutated in his name.

The residents claimed that the connivance of revenue department officials could not be ruled out.

Armed with a copy of “jamabandi” of 1963-64, in which khasra number 27 was shown to be “abaadi deh” of Bhaura village, villagers said not only 7 kanals, but the entire 8 acres worth Rs 200 crore was being usurped gradually.

They raised the issue over and over again and former Deputy Commissioner, Ashok Kumar Gupta, had asked the then MC commissioner, Vikas Partap, to fix responsibility and take legal action against the guilty.

Gupta had remarked that if the employees had deliberately ignored the usurpation of land or due to carelessness, allowed people to grab land worth crores, action should be taken against them. Both officials got transferred from the city and no action has been taken till date.

To top it, despite the orders of the deputy commissioner to demarcate the area, no barbed wire has been put. The orders are gathering dust in files and nothing has happened on the ground.

The DC also asked Partap to get the registration of houses existing on the land checked and take action if the occupants were found to be residing there illegally.



MLAs complain to Badal against babus
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 18
Corruption charges were framed by certain MLAs against some bureaucrats during the Chief Minister’s meeting with district MLAs and halka in charge yesterday.

The CM reportedly took serious note of the complaints and is likely to act soon in the matter.

Leaders from various cities came to attend the meeting, which was basically organised to review development programmes of various constituencies. The CM allocated funds to MLAs for development works, including roads and sewerage.

Sources said corruption charges had been levelled against certain officers with the district administration and the police/vigilance department.

One of the MLAs said such a “working style” was bringing disrepute to the party and the public was losing trust in the system.

An officer with the district administration, however, said MLAs had started taking officers for granted. “At a public rally or sangat darshan, certain MLAs indulge in arguments with officers openly, which is not done.

Since we are answerable, we have every right to see if the matter deserves merit or not,” an officer rued.



Dullo keen to contest from Hoshiarpur
Tribune News Service

Khanna, November 18
Former Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) Shamsher Singh Dullo today said that he was keen to contest elections from Hoshiarpur and not from Fatehgarh Sahib.

Dullo had been contesting elections from the Ropar reserved constituency and had won the elections once. This would be for the first time that he would contest from Hoshiarpur.

Talking to The Tribune, Dullo said his workers wanted him to contest from Hoshiarpur.

“I have been to every village of the district during my tenure as PPCC president. Even now I am campaigning for the forthcoming elections and visit Jalandhar and Hoshiarpur frequently,” he said.

Even as the SAD has announced several candidates, it’s too early as the elections would take place in May, he said.

Ruling out the possibility of early elections, he said the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, had already cleared the air about the early elections in his statements.

The Congress would announce its candidates as per its own policy, he added.



Former tehsildar’s bail plea put off
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, November 18
The additional sessions judge today adjourned the bail plea of former tehsildar-cum-sub-registrar Arvind Prakash Verma and hearing in the cancellation of bail granted to Verma earlier in a graft case until November 21.

The Court adjourned the matter as the defence lawyer requested for giving more time for filing reply to the application moved by Vigilance Bureau for cancellation of bail. The investigating officer of Vigilance Bureau, DSP Ravi Charan Singh Brar, was present in the court.

The Vigilance Bureau had sought the cancellation of the bail with the claim that the accused was trying to tamper with the prosecution evidence, after release on bail.

It had also recorded the statement of one clerk of Sub-Registrar office Karamjit Kaur against the Verma under section 164 of CrPC befoe a Judicial Magistrate.



Hosiery worker hangs himself
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 18
A hosiery worker committed suicide by hanging himself with a ceiling fan at a hosiery mill, near Jalandhar bypass, here this morning.

The victim has been identified as Madal Lal (45), a resident of Aman Nagar.

According to the SHO, Salem Tabri, Warayam Singh, the victim was under depression because of ongoing litigation.

In a suicide letter found from the pocket of the victim, he said a woman borrowed Rs 1.30 lakh from him and refused to return it.

He came to the factory early this morning and hanged himself with the help of a cloth.

His body was found hanging when the other employees reached the factory.



Rs 3.55 lakh robbed
Our Correspondent

Mandi Gobindgarh, November 18
Three unidentified motorcycle-borne persons snatched Rs 3.55 lakh at gunpoint from a steel trader here today.

Vinod Kumar had withdrawn the money from a bank and was returning on scooter when he was intercepted by three persons riding a motorcycle. They were brandishing a pistol and snatched the cash. The police has registered a case, but no arrest has been made yet.



Exhibition on leaves, a visual delight
Manav Ghuman
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 18
Leaf Scapes, an exhibition by A.P. Singh from Centre for Communication and International Linkages, PAU, has portrayed various hues of the leaves of the same plant-"Canna". The pictures are shot in the natural light during early morning and evening.

Whenever light passes through a subject, it diffuses into different colours and AP Singh has captured that light to perfection in his pictures. While in some pictures it is the orange tinge that is dominating, while in others it is the purple hue.

“I am fascinated by trees and leaves and it is my best collection. It took me one-and-a-half years to complete my series. I have sixty pictures in the series and thirteen have been included in this exhibition,” added he.

He said the creative journey started as a simple hobby. “I still remember I enjoyed picking my camera and going away from the din and bustle of urban life into open and wide vistas. I ventured again into nature’s studio delivering immense pleasure while capturing images. The fragment of things, interplay of light and shade, the emergence of form and its contours, the mosaic of flowing lines, all enticed me.”

He further added he started photography by clicking pictures of flowers but then moved to people, events, portraits, fashion, architect and landscapes. "However, clicking rocks, leaves and trees fascinate me,” he adds.

Talking about the greatest disappointment, he said, in 1994 he visited Ladakh and was spellbound by the scenic beauty. But capturing that beauty in camera was a real challenge for him. “Till date I have not come across any photograph that truly depicts the beauty and nature of those ever beckoning mountains,” he regrets.

A.P. Singh is inspired and influenced by the work of legendary landscape photographer Ansel Adams of the USA, whose landscape of Yosemite Valley is feat for the eyes. The exhibition is being held at Artmosphere Gallery and is on till November 25.



PU heritage fest results
Our Correspondent

Doraha, November 18
Drama dominated the scene while Histrionics, Orchestra, Folk Instruments, Elocution, Poem, Short Story, Essay writing and Recitation went side by side on the third day of Panjab University Golden Jubilee Inter-Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival at Guru Nanak National College, Doraha.

Dr. Satish Verma, director, Youth Welfare, Punjabi University, Patiala, was the chief guest. Apart from congratulating the staff and students, he exhorted the students to be headstrong and determined. “Art has its own aesthetic value and should be understood with due respect”, he added.


Group Song: Chandigarh B Zone-1, Ludhiana B Zone-2, Chandigarh A Zone-3,

Solo: Arshpreet Kaur, Ludhiana B Zone-1, Jasmeet Kaur, Chandigarh B Zone-2, Sikander, Chandigarh A Zone-3

Non-Percussion: Bhisham Singh, Muktsar Zone-1, Devender Singh, Ludhiana Zone A-2, Kanwaldeep Kaur, Ludhiana B Zone-3

Percussion: Ajaypal Singh, Chandigarh A Zone-1, Jayant Patnaik, Ludhiana Zone A-2 Narendar Singh, Ludhiana B Zone-3

Classical Music Vocal: Sharanjeet Singh, Ludhiana B Zone-1, Prabhjeet Kaur, Educational CollegesA Zone-2, Premka Singh, Chandigarh B Zone-3, Thakaur Singh, Chandigarh A Zone-3

Mehndi Designing: Ena Paul, Moga, Ferozepur Girls Zone-1, Manjeet Kaur, Chandigarh B Zone-2,Gagandeep Kaur, Ludhiana B Zone-3

Folk Song: Narinder Singh, Ludhiana Zone A-1, Imran Khan, Muktsar Zone-2, Amanjot, Educational Colleges C Zone-2, Mandeep Kaur, Ludhiana B Zone-3, Jaspinder, Chandigarh B Zone-3

Geet/Gazal: Arshpreet Kaur, Ludhiana B Zone-1, Ankush, Ludhiana Zone A-2, Priyanka Singh, Chandigarh B Zone-3, Anu, Hoshiapur A Zone-3

Quiz: Chandigarh A Zone-1, Chandigarh B Zone-2,Hoshiarpur B Zone-3

Shabad /Bhajan: Ludhiana Zone A-1, Chandigarh A Zone-2, Ludhiana B Zone-2, Educational A Zone-3, Moga Ferozepur Boys Zone-3, (Individual) Harwinder Singh, Ludhiana Zone A-1, Thakur Singh, Chandigarh A Zone-2, Mandeep, Educational Colleges A Zone-2, Amanjot Kaur, Educational Colleges C Zone-3.



Talent show at audition
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 18
Dance, music and oodles of talent swamped the Nehru Sidhant Kendra Auditorium today, where Disney Channel held auditions for its third season of “My School Rocks”. The final team will get an opportunity to shoot a video album, which will be choreographed by Shiamak Dawar.

Though this is the third season of the show, it is the first time that the auditions are held in Ludhiana.

“I always wanted to be a part of the competition and this time I was lucky that the auditions were held here,” Jaspreet, one of the contenders, said.

The contest gathered inspiration from this year’s highly anticipated Disney Channel original movie “Camp Rock”.

The auditions today attracted almost every school of the city.

Today’s performance will be pitted against schools from seven other cities, including Delhi, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh and Kolkota.

The vignettes of the finalists’ performances will be aired on the channel for viewers to vote for their favourite performance.

“The initiative provides kids a great opportunity to discover their talents and celebrate teamwork,” said senior vice-president and managing director Walt Disney Television International, Antoine Villeneuve.



PAU Youth Fest
Manmohan Waris to enthral audience
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 18
Various events, including shabad gayan, quiz, one-act-plays, mime, mono acting and mimicry, marked the PAU Inter-College Youth Festival here today.

Dr Tejwant Singh, dean, College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, and director of Students' Welfare said in solo shabad gayan eight individuals participated, while in group shabad gayan there were four teams from the constituent colleges of the university.

Similarly, in quiz, four teams comprising three students in each team participated. The first, second and third positions were secured by the team of College of Agricultural Engineering, College of Home Science and College of Agriculture, respectively.

The skits and folk dances will be organised in an open-air theatre at 5:00 pm on November 19 followed by a prize distribution function.

Dr Manjit Singh Kang, vice-chancellor, PAU, will be the chief guest and Manmohan Waris, a renowned singer, will be the guest of honour on the occasion.

Dr S.K. Mann, dean, Postgraduate Studies, will preside over the event.



Fuel Prices
MCPI (U) raps PM, petroleum minister
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 18
The Marxist Communist Party of India (United) has condemned Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and petroleum minister for refusing to bring down petrol and diesel prices.

In a press statement issued by Jagjit Singh Lyallpur, national general secretary of the outfit, and Kuldeep Singh, state secretary of Punjab unit, said the prices of crude oil in the international market had come down but the central government was not ready to pass on the benefit to the citizens.

They stated that countries like Pakistan, which were already going through a serious financial crisis, had reduced fuel prices and the decision of the Indian government was a cruelty on poor and middle-class people.

They urged the Prime Minister to bring down the prices so that the common man could be benefit.



Engg college signs MOU

Doraha, November 18
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been executed between Ludhiana College of Engineering and Technology, Katani Kalan, and IRB Infotech Pvt. Ltd., an authorised licence of Career Launcher Pvt. Ltd.

Dr J.S. Sohal said, “The MOU has been signed in order to prepare the LCET students for various entrance examinations. Career Launcher will conduct short-term courses, in collaboration with LCET, to offer its programmes for campus placement such as CAT, MAT, MET GRE, etc. He said LCET would provide complete infrastructure support for conducting classes and training in order to boost up the quality education of students. Madhusudan Mukerjee of Career Launcher said it would enhance the caliber of students for placements. — OC



Rs 5 lakh aid for college
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 18
Satguru Ram Singh Government Polytechnic College for Women was given a grant of Rs 5 lakh here today by Harish Rai Dhanda, chief parliamentary secretary (CPC).

Adviser to the CPS P.C. Garg said Dhanda was committed towards the development of people of his constituency. He gave away participation certificates to the students of Polytechnic College on completion of a short-term garment stitching course today.

Garg said girls belonging to a weaker section, by attending such training programmes could become self-employed. He asked students to attend the vocational courses on a regular basis.



Lachhman Singh new civil judge

Ludhiana, November 18
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has posted Lachhman Singh as new civil judge senior division, Ludhiana. The post had been lying vacant for a number of days causing harassment to litigants. The post had gone vacant after the promotion of civil judge senior division Rajinder Aggarwal as additional sessions judge, Sangrur. Amarjit Singh Virk will be new chief judicial magistrate, Ludhiana, in place of Lachhman Singh. Earlier, he was posted as additional civil judge senior division at Sardulgarh. — OC



Youth’s body recovered from well
Our Correspondent

Mullanpur Dakha, November 18
The decomposed body of a youth was recovered from a tubewell at Mandiani village last evening. The victim has been identified as Surinder Singh (24) of Mandiani village. He had been missing from his home since Diwali night.

His body was found from a well opposite Sandip plywood factory.

The matter came to light when passersby complained of stench emanating from the well.

On inquiry by the panchayat, the body was spotted and subsequently the Dakha police was informed.

The youth was working as a labourer with a carpenter and was stated to be a drug addict.

He had apparently fallen in the well after he fell unconsciousness. The Dakha police has initiated proceedings under Section 174, CrPC, on the statement of Sagar Singh, father of the victim.

The body was handed over to the the family of the deceased without postmortem after the family requested for the same.

The family cremated the body later in the evening.



Gang of thieves busted; 7 held
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 18
The city police busted an inter-state gang of nickel thieves by arresting its seven members from Dugri last night. The gang had committed around 35 robberies. According to CIA-I in charge Gurbans Bains, the accused used to steal nickel from various units and sell it at low price in the market.

The accused were nabbed from the cremation ground situated in Dugri, while they were planning to commit another theft. The accused have been identified as Rajvir, Darshan Singh, Joveer Singh, Rajesh, Balvir, Ramesh and Vajeer, all from Haryana.



Man killed in accident
Our Correspondent

Samrala, November 18
A 38-year-old man, Sheeshpal Ahuja, was killed on in a road accident here today.

According to information, Sheeshpal along with another person was returning home from a shop on a motor cycle when it was hit by a tractor-trailer from behind near the Guru Nanak Road.



Sports Meet for Blind
13 more records fall
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 18
Thirteen new national records were created on the second day of 16th IBSA National Sports Meet for the Blind here today.

Punjab lad Gurvir Singh continued with his dominance in the Men B1 400m as he created a new national record in the heats with a timing of 1:03.69s.

Yesterday, he broke the 100m men B1 national record. Athletes were in good tune today as they smashed 12 other records to register their victory.

Results: 400 m girls (B3): 1-Takhu Ben, 2-Suman, 3-Inderpreet Kaur ; 400 m girls (B2): 1-Deepa, 2-Kiran, 3-Joginder Singh; 400 m boys (B3): 1-Nand Kumar, 2-Swapnil, 3-Rajat Nagpal; 400 m men (B2): 1-K Naresh Kumar, 2-P Vara Tharaj, 3-Anand Ram; 400 m men (B3): 1-Rishikant Sharma, 2-Soraball Mohd, 3-Gurbhinder Singh; 100 m women (B3): 1-Rita, 2-Supriya, 3-Jyoti Devi; 100 m girls (B2): 1-Manisha, 2-Ushan, 3-Ashwini; shot put boys (B2): 1-N Babu, 2-Jashwant, 3-H Bishowarjit; shot put girls (B2): 1-Asha Kumari, 2-S. Krishnamani, 3-S Premila; discus throw girls (B3): 1-Shruthi, 2-Gulashan, 3-T.H. Victoria Chanu; discus throw boys (B1): 1-Sandeep John, 2-Kamal Kumar, 3-Nitin; long jump women (B3): 1-Rita, 2-Jyoti, 3-Naobi; javelin throw girls (B3): 1-Takhu, 2-T.H. Victoria, 3-Shruti; shot put men (B2): 1-Hawaldar Joginder Singh, 2-Yogesh Mali, 3-K. Prashad.



Disability no handicap for Tripatpal
Manav Ghuman
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 18
Disability is not a deterrent for Tripatpal Singh. For he set a new national record in discus throw during the ongoing 16th IBSA National Sports Meet for the Blind.

Belonging to a B-3 category, he broke the previous record of K. Chandreasekar (21.73 m) of Chennai by throwing it to a distance of 27.84 m.

Tripatpal not only excels in this event as he is good weightlifter.

“I had put in my best efforts and was practicing hard for these games. I am happy that I set a new record. He owes his success to his coach Dalwinder Singh. He is my inspiration. He not only gives me coaching but inspires me as well,” he adds.

“I was confident that he will be able to break the record. He is one of my best players and has worked hard for the event and deserved a win,” added Dalwinder Singh.

“I have been seeing this boy for years and he has improved a lot. He is capable of breaking many record in the near future,” he said.

Tripatpal has many medals to his credit. He won two gold medals during the recently held National Para Olympics and one at the games held at Faridabad.

In addition, he also participated in the general category in weightlifting. He is the member of the sub-junior Punjab team in 110 kg category and won a gold medal in this category and third position in the inter-university meet.

Tripatpal is currently studying at DAV College, Amritsar, in BA first year.

He is all praise for his college for supporting him and also allowing him to take part in various sporting activities.



National club outplay Kamla Lohtia
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, November 18
Ravinder took three wickets for 8 runs and remained unbeaten on 10 runs to fashion National Cricket Club’s, Yamuna Nagar, victory over Kamla Lohtia Club, Ludhiana, by seven wickets in the All-India Bachhittar Singh Grewal Memorial Cricket Tournament (boys u-19) organised jointly by the Shivam Cricket Academy and Lambardar Property Advertisers at Daresi ground here today.

In the allotted 20 overs, Kamla Lohtia Club scored 80 runs after losing nine wickets. Vipan made 23 runs, while Prince and Inderjit Singh contributed 12 and 11 runs, respectively.

For National Cricket Club, Ravinder claimed three wickets for 8 runs, while Hemant scalped two wickets for five runs.

National Cricket Club overhauled Kamla Lohtia Club’s total in 10.5 overs losing just three wickets. Saurabh and Ravinder remained unconquered on 14 and 10 runs, respectively, while Kamla Lohita Club conceded 25 extras.

Amit and Satnam scalped one wicket each for Kamla Lohtia Club after giving away 15 and 10 runs, respectively.

In the second match, Bhiwani Coaching Centre beat Mandi Gobindgarh Club by 18 runs.

Batting first, Bhiwani Coaching Centre made 161 runs for 3 in the stipulated 20 overs. Anurag (66 n.o) was the top scorer, while Sandeep remained unbeaten on 32 runs.

For Mandi Gobindgarh Club, Suraj and Mohan shared the bowing honours. Suraj took two for 35, while Mohan claimed one for 22.

In reply, Mandi Gobindgarh Club were bowled out for 143 runs with one ball to spare, as Mohan’s 33 and Robin’s 19 run contribution went in waste.

For the winners, Arun was the pick of the bowlers as he grabbed four wickets for 25 runs, while Manoj captured two for 20.



PU Hockey
GHG Khalsa claim title
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, November 18
Students of GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar, gave fine performance to annex the title in the Panjab University Inter-College Hockey Championship (Division A) held on the university campus ground, Chandigarh, recently.

GHG Khalsa College began their campaign on the sound note with a thumping 8-0 victory over University Campus team followed by 3-1 win against LLR Government College, Dhudike.

In the third match, Sadhar college boys recorded 1-0 win over Satish Chander Dhawan Government College, Ludhiana, and then drew 1-1 with GN College of Doraha to emerge champions.

Balwinder Singh of the college was declared the player of the tournament. College principal Dr Swaranjeet Singh Deol felicitated captain of the team Tarandeep Singh and its other members for bringing fame to the college.

Dr Deol appreciated Dr K.S. Brar, head of the physical education department, Prof Tejinder Singh and coaches Gurtej Singh and Malkit Singh for their efforts.



Soccer trials on November 24
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, November 18
The District Football Association, Ludhiana, will conduct trials to select the Ludhiana football team (boys u-19) at Guru Nanak Stadium on November 24 at 10 am, according to Tara Singh Lotey, honorary secretary of the association.

Players born on or after January 1, 1990 are eligible to take part in the trials. Interested players have been advised to bring with them their date of birth certificates in original. They can contact Jaspal Singh, senior football coach, or secretary of the association at the venue.

The selected boys will represent Ludhiana in the Punjab State Junior Football Championship scheduled to be held at Khadoor Sahib in Taran Tarn district from November 28 to December 3, said Lotey.



Ludhiana softball meet
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, November 18
The 14th edition of the Senior Ludhiana District Softball Championship for men as well as women will be held at the Ramgarhia Education Complex, Miller Ganj, for women and at Guru Nanak Stadium for men from November 20 to 22, according to P.N. Passi, honorary secretary, Punjab Softball Association.

Roster forms in duplicate and passport size photographs along with entry fee must reach the secretary one day before the commencement of the tournament.



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