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Trends in financial system discussed
Tribune News Service

Banur, November 11
A talk on derivatives and its applications was organised at Shaheed Udham Singh Group of Institutions today.Dr Gurdip Singh Batra, management professor at Punjabi University, Patiala, was invited to share his views about the management of financial risk by using new financial instruments, derivatives and financial services.

The management department students took part. It was intended to make students aware about new innovations in financial system and role of risk management tools in financial disaster.



3 youths die in accident
Our Correspondent

Ambala, November 11
Three youths were killed in a road accident on the Ambala-Hisar road, near here, last late night.

The victims were identified as Sonu (22), Kiran (21) and Ram Pal (23).

According to sources, the victims belonged to the nearby Balana village.

One of the victims was employed in a wholesale apparel shop in Ambala City, while another was working in a grocery shop. The third youth was a labourer.

All three were going towards their village on a motor cycle around midnight when their bike collided with a tractor-trailer.

The youths died on the spot. The police has registered a case in this regard. The bodies of the youths were handed over to their relatives after a post-mortem examination.



Project to treat anaemic children: Minister
Tribune News Service

Patiala, November 11
Punjab Health Minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla said here today that Punjab had undertaken its special project for treatment of anaemic children in the state.

Speaking at the National Institute of Ayurvedic Pharmaceuticals Research Centre here she said 40 camps would be organised in 20 schools of the state from November 13. She said children diagnosed with anaemia would be given free medicines for 45 days course.

The minister said this project would be implemented initially in seven districts of Punjab, including Ropar, Mansa, Muktsar, Faridkot, Ludhiana and Amritsar, and would later be extended to other district also. The project aims to reach out to children suffering from anaemia and also pregnant women for safe delivery through administering ayurvedic medicine. The 5-year plan would cover all districts of Punjab and she said there was no paucity of funds for the health department.

The minister emphatically said there was no dearth of medicines and equipment for the welfare of children and women suffering from anaemia. Initially, the minister mocked at the Congress rule during which fake/spurious medicines worth Rs 58 lakh were seized. “Our government has seized such medicines worth Rs 7 crore,” she added.

The minister further pointed out that the government has earmarked Rs 12,000 crore every year for provision of better health care of women and children.



Fake Medicines
Police remand for Jindal Associates’ owner
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 11
A local court today remanded the owner of Jindal Associates, Sector 24, in one-day police custody, while remanding the employee of the Kumar Brothers Chemist, Sector 11, in judicial custody.

The police had sought three days of police remand for the accused but the local court turned down the plea saying that Varinder Kumar was just an employee of Kumar Brothers. On the other hand, the court granted one-day police remand for Navdeep Jindal of Jindal Associates.

The police contended that they wanted to unearth the racket of fake medicines and surgical equipment by tracing the source of origin of the fake products.

The police said during preliminary interrogation, the accused had revealed that they had brought the material from a Delhi-based man, who offered the products at cheap rates.

He initially gave some samples and then supplied the surgical equipment at throwaway prices to them.

The police also said they wanted to know the amount of fake material supplied to the accused, besides unearthing the entire racket.

Meanwhile, the police said the owner of Kumar Brothers Chemist, Ashwani Kumar Singla, was still at large.

The police added that the accused had been involved in manufacture of these products as they ran their business on a large scale.



Cyclist killed, 2 others hurt in accidents
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 11
A cyclist was killed while two others were injured in two road accidents in the city.

The police said two cyclists, Raskin Gudia of Sector 6, Panchkula, and Veer Chand, were hit by an unidentified truck near the Sukhna bridge between Hallo Majra and Mauli Jagran last night.

They were taken to the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, where Veer Chand died.

In another incident, a pedestrian, Pappu, of Transport Area, Sector 26, was injured after being hit by a Maruti Esteem car (HR 03 G 2526) in the transport area on November 9. He was admitted to the PGI. A case of causing injuries due to rash and negligent driving has been registered against an unidentified driver. 



Ludhiana couple held for robbing octogenarian
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 11
To raise funds to pay their house rent, a Ludhiana-based couple along with a local man hatched a conspiracy and robbed an octogenarian in Sector 30 here on November 9.

The three barged into the house of Gurdev Kaur, gagged her and tied her to rob her of her ornaments.

However, the elderly woman raised the alarm and prevented them from assaulting or overpower her.

Sensing trouble, the three fled the scene with whatever they could lay their hands on. The victim followed the robbers out of her house and called a police patrol team.

By the time the police reached the scene, the three had fled under the cover of vegetation adjoining the locality.

However, Gurdev Kaur identified one of the accused as Sukhjit Singh of Ludhiana who used to come to her vicinity to visit his uncle and informed the police.

The police today traced 26-year-old Sukhjit Singh of Ludhiana along with his wife 33-year-old Ummal Wara, alias Simran.

The police arrested the couple near the cremation ground in Industrial Area.

The Industrial Area police station SHO said the couple were paraded before Gurdev Kaur, who identified them.

Sukhjit Singh named the third accused as Monu of Mani Majra, who is still at large.

Sukhjit, who has been disowned by his family that lives in Mani Majra after his marriage to a Muslim woman, told the police that they had conducted a reconnaissance of the elderly woman.

They knew that the woman lived on the first floor of the house and her grandchildren slept with her in her room.

Her two sons lived on the ground floor and used to go for work during the day. The elderly woman stayed alone in the house during daytime.

On November 9 around 10.30 am, the accused barged into the house and robbed the woman of two pairs of earrings and a gold chain.

Sukhjit told the police that he was unemployed and had not financial help from any corner and had been unable to pay the house rent for the past three months. They contacted Monu and made him part of the plan. The SHO said a case of robbery, trespassing and common intension had been registered in this regard. The earrings had been from the couple, he added.



2 held for theft
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 11
The police has arrested two residents of Bapu Dham Colony on charges of stealing iron angles from Mani Majra.

Jatinder of Old Architect Building, Sector 19, filed a complaint alleging that Anand and Deepak Sharma of the colony in Sector 26 had stolen iron angles from the jungle area, near Shastri Nagar, Mani Majra, on Tuesday afternoon.

The police arrested the accused and registered a case.


Amar Singh of Hallo Majra reported to the police alleging that Bahgwan Dass of Ferozepur was caught red-handed while trying to break open an State Bank of India ATM near Ordinance Cable Factory in Industrial Area in the wee hours of today.

The police arrested the accused, who is a drug addict. A case has been registered.

Car stolen

Ajay Khuran of Patiala reported that someone stole his Maruti car (CH 03 X 0704) from a Sukhna Lake parking on September 13. A case of theft has been registered.



Nehru Hockey Meet
Spring Dale drub BGUS Tarn Taran
Sanjay Bumbroo
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 11
Spring Dale Senior School, Amritsar, drub BGUS Senior Secondary School Tarn Taran by 5-1 in Pool “N” of the 38th ATS Junior Nehru (U-17) Hockey Tournament being organised at the Sector 42 Hockey Stadium here today.From the beginning the team launched an attacking game and scored the first goal through its captain Ramandeep Singh who scored the field goal in the ninth minute of the game.

Thereafter, both the teams tried to push hard but could not score any goal at the close of the first half.

Even though BGUS Tarn Taran got two penalty corners but could not convert any of them.

In the second half, Spring Dale again started with attacking game and scored the first goal through Gursahib Singh who converted the penalty corner in the 36th minute. Soon after Harsimranjit Singh scored the field goal in the 38th minute giving 2-0 lead to his team. However, Tarn Taran boys were also able to get a chance to score in the 45th minute, as its Harmandeep Singh sounded the board through field goal.

Amritsar boys again displayed an excellent stick work and scored their 4th goal in the 51st minute as Kawar Sugeb scored through field goal.

The fifth goal was scored by Amritsar’s Harmandeep Singh, who converted the penalty corner in the 61st minute.

In the second match, Dhudial Khalsa Senior Secondary School, Patiala, beat Lyallpur Khalsa Senior Secondary School, Jalandhar, by 2-1 in the Pool “K”. Jalandhar team scored the first goal in the 12th minute through Gurjit Singh, who while displaying the fine stick work scored the field goal.

The Jalandhar team continued to defend their score in the first half.

In the second half, Patiala boys launched an attacking game and scored the first goal in the 36th minute through Jatinder Singh who converted the penalty to bring the score on par with Jalandhar team.

In the 49th minute, Patiala’s Sandeep scored the field goal to give 2-1 lead to his team. Both Jalandhar and Patiala got four penalty corners but the latter could convert only one, while Jalandhar failed to convert any of them.



U-19 Women’s Cricket Tourney
UP to clash with Chhattisgarh in final
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 11
Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh will clash in the final of the National Junior (Under - 19) Women’s Cricket Tournament to be held at Sector 16 Cricket Stadium here on November 12.

In the two semifinal matches played today, Chhattisgarh beat Andhra Pradesh by 4 wickets at the Sector 8 DAV School grounds while Uttar Pradesh beat Maharashtra by 70 runs at the Government Senior Secondary School grounds in 
Sector 26.

Batting first, Andhra Pradesh scored 50 runs losing all their wickets in just 19 overs. Rukmini and Shaitha were the only batswomen, who showed some resistance to the Chhattisgarh bowling. For Chhattisgarh Vijay Laksmi took 4 wickets by giving away 12 runs while A Khan took 3 wickets for 
23 runs.

In reply, Chhattisgarh achieved the target of 51 runs in 12.3 overs by losing only 6 wickets. A khan 17 (not out ), Vijay Laksmi 15 (not out) and Deepti 10 were the main scorers for their team. Vinda took6 wickets by giving only 4 runs while Rachna took 2 wickets for 10 runs.

In the second semifinal match, Uttar Pradesh while batting first scored 127 runs in 32.4 overs, losing all their wickets. For UP Chaya 33, Rachna 16 and Farhat 11(not out) were the main scorers while Vishakha 5 wickets for 17, Vashnavi 1 for 21 and Pramodini 1 for 16 were the main wicket takers for the Maharashtra team.

Maharshtra girls could not withstand the tight bowling of the UP team and were bundled out for just 57 runs in just 18.4 overs. Vishakha was the only batswomen who continued to defend her wicket and scored 20 runs while for UP, Farhat, 4 wickets for 27 runs and Naina 2 for 5 and Rachna 2 for 10 runs were the main wicket takers.

Brief scores: First semifinal: Andhra Pradesh: 50 all out in 19 overs (Gayathri 5, Shabnam 0, Rukhmini 18, Lalitha 1, Shaitha 6, Vinodae 0, Deva 2, hamila 0, Jaya 1, Nagandra 4 (n.o.); Deepti 5-1-9-2,Vijay Laxmi 8-2-12-4, A Khan 7-1-23-3).

Chhattisgarh: 51 for 6 (Anupriya 3, Sangita 0, Manjeet 3, Priya 3, Vijay 15 (n.o.), Deepti I 0, A Khan 17 (n.o.), Vinda 6-0-10-4, Shailaja 4.3-1-22-2, Lalitha 1-0-1-0, Jaya 

Semifinal: Uttar Pradesh: 127 all out in 32.4 overs (Vandan 5, Sana 19, Shaloo 0, Chaya 33,Rachna 16, Naina 6, Sandhyav 0, Shubhra 6, Farhat 11,Pooja2, Sonam 4,Vashnavi 6-0-21-1, Pramodini 5-0-16-1, Amruta 8-1-20-0, Vishakha 6.4-1-17-5,). Maharashtra: 57 all out in 18.4 overs (Vishakha 20, 5 players got out for nil, Farhat 5.4-0-27-4, Naina 4-1-5-2, Rachna 5-0-10-2,Pooja 2-0-10-1,Chaya 



Inter-school tourney from Nov 18
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 11
The Chandigarh sports department will organise an inter-school tournament from November 18 to 20 under the scheme Promotion of Sports and Games in the discipline of archery (boys and girls).

The categories in the competition includes, 40 M and 30 M (Indian round), 50 M, 40 M and 30 M (FITA round), athletics (boys) 100, 200, 400, 1,500, 3,000 and shot put (5kg), long jump, high jump, javelin throw (600 grams), discus (1 kg and 4 x 100 M relay) and (girls) 100, 200, 400, 800, 3,000 (meter) run and shot put (4 kg), long jump, high jump, javelin throw (400 grams) and 4 x 100 M relay, badminton (boys and girls), basketball (boys and girls) and hockey (boys and girls) team championship under 16 years.

According to joint director Dr JPS Singh, archery event will be conducted at the Lake Sports Complex, athletics at Sports Complex, Sector 7, badminton at Badminton Hall, Sector 42, basketball at Sports Complex, Sector 46, and hockey at the Hockey Stadium, Sector 18, Chandigarh, respectively.

The tournament will be organised in accordance with the rules of the National Sports Federations concerned as applicable to the national championship.

The age of the participants should be below 16 years as on December 31, 2009. The champion team or individual event in each game will take part in the forthcoming fourth National Inter-School Tournament (Group-1) at Rajnand Gaon, Chattisgarh, from December 3 to 6, 2010.

The first three teams or individuals will be awarded attractive cash prize or suitable utility prizes on the concluding day.

The participants must be enrolled as student in government school or recognised school by the UT education department.

The entries can be sent by November 16 to KS Bharti, in charge of the youth affairs, sports department, Hockey Stadium, Sector 42, or concerned coach of the department.



Inter-College Badminton
DAV College pip PU Campus
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 11
MCM DAV College won the Panjab University Inter-College Badminton(A-Division championship) for the session 2009-2010 at the campus here today. The winners beat PU Campus 2-0 in the finals.

AS College, Khanna, beat local GGS College for Women(2-0) to secure the third position. In the semifinals PU beat AS College, Khanna (2-0) and MCM DAV beat GGS College 



Ball Badminton
Manav Mangal win U-14 title
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 11
Manav Mangal High School, Sector 21-C, won the girls under-14 crown in the Chandigarh Inter-School Ball Badminton Tournament organised by the Education Department at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23 here today.

In the first semi-final, Manav Mangal played with Guru Harkrishan School, Sector 40, by 29-4, 29-5. In the second semifinal, Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 37, beat Baptist School, Sector 45, by 29-17, 29-18.

In the final match, Manav Mangal played brilliantly and were led well by captain Shyna to beat Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 37 by 29-17, 29-19. 



Neha fashions DAV Club win
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 11
Riding on the scoring skills of Neha Pandey, DAV Club, Sector 8, tasted their first triumph by outplaying Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, by 7-0 in the Chandigarh Senior Women Football Championship for the Deepak Kampania Trophy at the Sector 17 Football Stadium here today.

The DAV Club girls went on the rampage from the beginning and Neha repeatedly ripped through the Sacred Heart defence line to pump in goals in the 16th, 28th, 59th and 67th minutes. Namrata (4th), Kamla (29th) and Ekta (60th) scored one goal each.

In their opening match in group B yesterday, the DAV Club had played a 2-all draw and split points with the Government College Club, Sector 42.

In a group A outing, strong contenders St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, snuffed out a tough challenge of Panjab University Campus (PUC) Club by 2-1. In the evenly contested match, St Stephen’s School opened their account in the 31st minute through Shruti Sharma.

Down by a goal, the PUC Club girls retaliated and restored parity with the help of Pooja in the 36th minute. St Stephen’s School clinched the issue when junior international and India captain Tanvi Bhargava made a fine goal in the 42nd minute. The Government College Club, Sector 42, will take on Sacred Heart, Sector 26, at 10.30 am on Thursday.



National gold for local girl
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 11
Himani Sood, a student of Class IX at Shishu Niketan Public School, Sector 43, won the gold medal in the CBSE national Tae kwon do Championship(U-19), recently. She won the contest in the upto 42 kg category. The tournament was played at Columbia Convent, Indore, between November 1 and 4.



Handball Tourney
Dev Samaj College clinch gold
Tribune News Service

Chandiagrh, November 11
Dev Samaj College, Sector 45, bagged a gold medal in the Inter-College Handball Championship of Panjab University here today. The winners beat Ramgarhia Girls’ College, Ludhiana, 19-18.

As many as seven teams from affiliated colleges of the university participated in the championship. Dr Surinder Kaur, HoD, Sports, of the college, said “hard work and dedication of the team members led to victory”.



Speed skating carnival from Nov 14
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 11
The two-day Gurukul Global Open Speed Skating Carnival 2009 will be organised at The Gurukul Global School, Kishangarh Road, near IT Park, Chandigarh, from November 14.

In a press release here yesterday, Chander Singhal of the Rolling Tigers Skating Academy said the competition would see boy and girl participants in above-4 to under-14 categories. He said the tournament would enable participants to unwind, relax, enjoy and learn important skills.

Singhal said those interested could submit forms by November 13 at DC Model School from 5.30 pm to 7 pm and at The Gurukul Global School till 2 pm. On the first day of competition, players would be required to attach an attested copy of date of birth certificate without which the form would not be accepted. The tournament would start on November 14, he added.



Saaniya to lead city in women’s pro golf
Donald Banerjee

Chandigarh, November 11
Saaniya Sharma will lead the Chandigarh challenge in the fourth edition of the Women’s Professional Golf Tour, which will get under way on the greens of the Classic Golf Resort in Manesar on November 14.

Saaniya, who was hit by injuries last year but managed a victory in the ninth leg of the women’s golf circuit at Noida last year, hopes to cash in on that form as she takes on the likes of seasoned Smriti Mehra and newcomer Sharmia Nicollett from Bangalore, who have turned professional just two months back.

Saaniya had to undergo surgery and could play in only one tournament in India last year. “That win in the ninth leg of the WGAI Professional Tour gave me confidence and I hope I can regain the same form this year”, said the tall city girl, who is all set to play in most of the tournaments to get back to her winning shape.

Smriti Mehra has been playing several tournaments on the Ladies European Tour and is fresh from playing events on the Ladies Asian Golf Tour. New face Sharmila Nicollet has already made her mark in the Thai LPGA Tour in September this year with a top 10 finish.

Hot on the heels of the top contenders are Nalini Singh Siwach, top earner for the tour 2008-09, and Vandana Agarwal.

Giving this information, Women’s Golf Association of India secretary-general Champika Syal said the WGAI along with GRAVVA, will sponsor the six-leg tour scheduled over the next three months. The Women’s Golf Association of India is happy to announce a prize purse of Rs 10 lakh, with a break up for each leg at Rs 1.68 lakh despite the economic down turn.

The women’s professional golf currently in a fledging stage attracted the attention of the world in 2007 when a two-member Indian women’s team went to play in the Women’s World Cup. After India hosted the first Ladies European Tour event in Bangalore, it was the first time that the Indian golf players were invited to play in a world championship.

Currently, with correction in the economic down turn, the WGAI will shortly announce the fourth edition of the Women’s Indian Open scheduled for March 2 to 5 next year.

“Last month’s announcement by the International Olympic Association to include golf as an Olympic discipline has augured well for women’s professional golf now giving a much-awaited opportunity for the women golf players in the country to strive to achieve a medal in the 2016 Olympics”, Champika Syal said.



Little Flower in super league stage
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 11
St Xavier’s School, Sector 44, Sacred Heart, Sector 26, hosts St Kabir School, Sector 26 and Little Flower Convent of Panchkula qualified for the super league stage of the Kabir Basketball Trophy being played here.

Little Flower Convent stunned last year's finalists and strong contenders New Public School, Sector 18. In a well-contested match Little Flower registered an upset 17-15 verdict. The match was well fought and a last minute basket decided the match in favour of Little Flower. Anubha (6) and Shubhange (7) were the main scorers for Little Flower while Neha (8) and Smiti (7) were the main scorers for New Public School, who have recently won the Emily Memorial Basketball Tournament, in Panchkula.

Powerful, St Xavier’s defeated St Anne’s of Sector 32 by 32-11. Mankanwar (14) and Deepkirat (12) were the star performers for the winners. In another encounter, Sacred Heart beat Saupin's School of Sector 32 by 21-10.

In the last match of the day, St Kabir School proved too good for Delhi Public School, Pinjore, as they scored 16-6. Kriti and Naina scored six points each for the winners.



Naveen gets archery bronze
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 11
Naveen Saini of the city has won a bronze medal in the 32nd Junior National Archery Championship, that concluded at Raipur, Chhattisgarh, recently.

Stating this here yesterday, Maha Singh, honorary secretary, Chandigarh Archery Association, said their boys’ team also bagged third position in the championship.



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