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Black marketing of gas cylinders
Villagers write to DC, SSP
Gurdeep Singh Mann
Tribune News Service

Fatehgarh Sahib, December 13
Villagers residing in Khamano and adjoining villages facing gas shortage for the past long time have approached the Fatehgarh Sahib Deputy Commissioner and SSP in this regard.

In a letter signed by nearly 100 villages, it is alleged that the gas suppliers fail to deliver gas cylinders to the villagers despite long wait for days together.

Demanding an action against those who indulge in black marketing, the villagers said nothing had been done in this regard, despite informing the authorities concerned at the local level umpteen times.

“It is irritatingly a slow process and nobody bothers to listen to the grievances of the villagers. We have to travel extra miles to get the gas cylinders refilled,” said Ashok Kumar, an area resident.

He said those who give extra money to the mediators could get their gas cylinders refilled easily, however, it was quite difficult for others.

He said pilferage was also one of the major problems in rural areas and despite repeated complaints in this regard no action had been initiated.

The villagers have also written to the district food supply controller and head offices of gas agencies in Chandigarh and other places about their problem.

The villagers, Hardeep Kumar, Bhupinder Kaushal, Ashok Sharma, Karamdeep Singh, Manjeet Singh, Vikram Singh and others demanded immediate solution to the problem.

They said the problem aggravated in the winters, as it was not possible to stand in long queues for hours to get the gas cylinders refilled at far off places.

They said cases should be registered against those who used domestic gas cylinders for commercial purpose by getting many gas connections through unfair means.



120 delegates attend orthopaedic conference
Tribune News Service

Patiala, December 13
Baba Farid University of Health Sciences Vice-Chancellor, Dr SS Gill, here today inaugurated the annual conference of the Punjab Orthopaedic Association. About 120 delegates attended the conference, which was organised by Prof AS Sidhu, chairman organising committee, and Dr HS Mann, organising secretary.

They said eminent orthopaedic surgeons also shared their knowledge regarding spinal surgery, hand surgery, tumors and recent advances in the field of trauma management.

Dr Sudhir Kapoor, honorary secretary of All-India Orthopaedic Association, shared his experience on the management of tumors around the shoulder joint.

In the trauma session, surgeons like Dr Vijay Sharma (AIIMS), Dr RL Mittal (BC Roy Awardee), Dr JL Bassi (former professor and head, Dayanand Medical College, Ludhiana), Dr Ravi Gupta, Dr Sameer Aggarwal (PGI, Chandigarh) and Dr AS Bakshi (Patiala) shared their experience.

In one section of the scientific deliberations, joint replacement surgeons, Dr AS Sidhu (Patiala), Dr HS Gill (Apollo Hospital, Ludhiana), Dr Sansar Chand Sharma (Dehradun) and Dr Ajay Pal Singh (New Delhi) shared their experience regarding pearls and falls of joint replacement.

Dr Hardeep Mann, organising secretary of the conference, said over 120 orthopaedic surgeons from all over Punjab who attended the meet also participated in the elaborate scientific programme, which included guest lectures on recent advances in orthopaedic along with the future of orthopaedic surgery.

Dr AS Sidhu, head of the department of orthopaedics in Government Medical College and Rajindra Hospital here, said papers on trauma and joint replacement were presented during the conference.

It provided an opportunity to the young and experienced orthopaedic surgeons to exchange their expertise and update their knowledge.

He said special emphasis was being laid on evolving methodology to cut cost of treatment in the developing countries without compromising with the standard of treatment. To give stimulus to young orthopaedic surgeons, two sessions were devoted to research papers by young orthopaedic surgeons.



Urban Area Act
Violation causes revenue loss of lakhs
Our Correspondent

Kalka, December 13
Violation of the Urban Area Act since more than two years in Kalka tehsil has caused a revenue loss of lakhs of rupees to the state government.

Official sources revealed that the Urban Area Act 8, 1975, was implemented within 5 km of area limit of the municipal committees in Kalka, Pinjore and Panchkula under which cutting, carving and transfer of land and construction on less than twelve-and-a-half bigha without the permission of the department of town and country planning, Haryana, was a criminal offence.

The official source of the district administration also confirmed that the Punjab New Capital Periphery Act, 1952, was also implemented in the area and any construction without the permission of the director of town and country planning, Haryana, was the violation of Act 41, 1963, and was a punishable offence under which there was the provision of imprisonment of three years and a fine of Rs 3,000 in case of carving of the plots, construction of houses on plots, construction of roads and transfer of plots without getting the permission.

The department of town and country planning had also sent a letter to the Kalka tehsil in this context in January 2008.



DC reviews progress of NREGA scheme
Umesh Dewan

Tribune News Service

Work under progress in NREGA scheme in Patiala.
Work under progress in NREGA scheme in Patiala. A Tribune photograph

Patiala, December 13
Complying with the instructions issued by Divisional Commissioner Jasbir Singh Bir, Patiala range, for proper implementation of various Central government sponsored schemes, Patiala Deputy Commissioner Dipinder Singh yesterday reviewed the progress of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) scheme in Patiala district. Annoyed with the casual attitude of some employees, the DC directed the block development and panchayat officer (BDPO), Samana, to initiate an action against the Samana panchayat secretary for not discharging his duties diligently.

During his whirlwind tour to various blocks of Patiala, the DC first visited the Jhabowaal drain on the Bhadson road, where a drain project amounting Rs 95 lakh is on under the NREGA.

Dipinder interacted with the employees working for the project and also issued instructions to the officials to look into the problems being faced by the labour.

Thereafter, he went to various villages falling in the Samana block. At the Brahmanmajra drain, some labourers working under the NREGA project complained of delay in payments to them.

The DC immediately issued instructions to the BDPO to ensure that the payments are made on time.

Dipinder also visited some areas coming under the Pattran block and expressed satisfaction over the progress of the projects under the NREGA.

Later, the DC said he would be reviewing the NREGA project every week and strict action would be initiated against the officials found guilty of not paying attention towards the implementation of the NREGA.

He also revealed that the officials, who would fail to achieve the targets pertaining to NREGA scheme, would face the music.

The DC, however, claimed that Patiala would achieve the targets set for the NREGA up to March 2010. “We would utilise the grants amounting to Rs 6 crore received under the NREGA,” he disclosed.



Human rights violations discussed
Tribune News Service

Kharar, December 13
The Doaba College of Education hosted a day of events to commemorate the International Human Rights Day yesterday. The day included discussions and lectures intended to raise awareness about global human rights violations.

The students participated in paper reading, poster making and slogan writing competitions.

Manjit Singh spoke on “International women’s rights: Lessons in struggle, models of success”. In her address, Dr Urmila Sharma, principal Doaba College of Education, said the human rights day commemorated the adoption of universal declaration of human rights by the UN General Assembly.

Jeet Singh presented certificates to the winners of the competitions.

Chandigarh College of Education, Landran, too observed the human rights day and held a seminar to mark the occasion. The seminar began with multimedia presentation highlighting the inception of universal declaration of human rights by Babita Banga, senior lecturer of college, followed by poetry and paper reading by college students, Amritpal and Amneet.

The students made a human chain to express their solidarity against the violation of human rights and took a pledge to respect the human rights.



1,000 take mock AIEEE
Tribune News Service

Ropar, December 13
Over 1,000 students appeared for the AIEEE 2009 mock test at Rayat-Bahra campus in Rail Majra. Those scoring meritorious positions at the mock test were honoured with prizes. Vice-chairman Rayat-Bahra Group, Gurvinder Singh Bahra, said the mock test gave aspirants an opportunity for self evaluation and introspection.

“The mock test was also meant to educate the students about AIEEE so that maximum number of students appeared for the main exam without any fear. Those students who have not opted for any kind of coaching till date could gear themselves with some crash courses,” Bahra said.

He added that the mock test proved helpful for financially weaker students, who could not take coaching from private coaching centres and gave them an opportunity to study the pattern of actual exam.

No registration fee was charged from the students and they were provided with transport facility at key points.

The meritorious students have been offered scholarships. Besides this, the top scorers were honoured with prizes like laptops, LCDs, DVD players, mobile phones, coloured printer/scanner/copier, etc.

Similar mock test would be conducted on December 20 at Rayat-Bahra, Hoshiarpur campus, and on January 10, 2010 at Mohali campus.



Punjabi Mahasabha to enroll 5 lakh members
Our Correspondent

Ambala, December 13
Punjabi Mahasabha president Ashok Mehta, Haryana, said five lakh members would be enrolled in the state and units of the mahasabha would be formed up to block level.

While addressing the state-level meeting of the mahasabha at Ambala Cantonment today, he said a deputation of the Punjabi Mahasabha would soon meet Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and would demand to give the status of second language to Punjabi in Haryana.

He said multi-specialty charitable hospital would be constructed at Ambala Cantonment to provide free treatment to poor patients. He said the mahasabha would also launch a campaign against the social evils like dowry and female foeticide.

He clarified that the Punjabi Mahasabha would be a non-political organisation and it would work to unite the Punjabi community so that no political party could ignore Punjabis.

He also announced to appoint Naveen Gulati as president of Ambala district unit of the mahasabha and Ashwani Sareen as secretary.

Senior Punjabi luminary Ratan Singh Dhilon, Devender Chawla, Ravinder Talwar, GD Chibbar, Sudarshan Gasso, Ripo Daman Singh Gulati, Dilip Chawla Bittu, Harish Sasan, Jagdish Vij, Virender Gandhi, Sunita Vig, Parvesh Handa, Sunil Chopra, Vishal Dhawan, Arjun Lal Kalra, Ashok Dua and Vikas Kohali were present on the occasion.



Help for part-time job seekers
Tribune News Service

Patiala, December 13
Gurgaon-based ORM consultants have started a unique concept for students interested in working while studying abroad. It helps students get part-time jobs in countries like the UK and Australia. Once a student gets visa, it offers jobs to them.

The company guarantees part-time placement of 20 hours per week at government-approved wages within two weeks of the commencement of studies. The initial 10 weeks are the toughest for students. The inability to find work not only adds to the financial burden, but also creates pressure on the family back home.

Many students have been committing suicide due to shortage of part-time jobs, company officials claimed at a seminar it organised yesterday, where 250 students were present.



10-kg poppy husk, arms recovered
Tribune News Service

Fatehgarh Sahib, December 13
The Fatehgarh Sahib police recovered 10 kg of poppy husk and arms in two different cases today. The anti-narcotics cell of the Fatehgarh Sahib police arrested a man and confiscated 10 kg of poppy husk from him.

The accused, identified as Avtar Singh, a resident of Kanech village, was arrested near the T-point Gurdwara Jyoti Swaroop and 10 kg of poppy husk was recovered from him. He has been booked under Section 15 of the NDPS Act.

Similarly, Harjit Singh, alias Jeeti from Badinpur village, Mandi Gobindgarh, was arrested near the Amloh cremation ground. The police has recovered a country-made pistol and one live cartridge of .38 bore pistol. He has been booked under Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act.



13 selected in placement drive

Patiala, December 13
A campus placement drive was organised recently at Berkley College, Patiala, by AEVUS Technologies, Bangalore, in which about 265 students from various colleges of Punjab and Haryana participated.

The company took the written test for shortlisting the students and group discussion and HR interview followed the test, from which 13 students have been selected and received offer letters. The selected students would be placed in NCR (National capital region) area and would get annual salary package of Rs 1.20 lakh to Rs 1.80 lakh per annum.

College placement in charge Dr AA Khan, director, Dr JS Dhillon, and all management committee members congratulated the selected students. — TNS



Two get seven-year imprisonment
Tribune News Service

Ropar, December 13
The court of additional district sessions judge Mandeep Pannu awarded seven-year rigorous imprisonment to a woman and her son for drawing her daughter-in-law to commit suicide. The court has also imposed a fine of Rs 2,000 each on the accused.

In his complaint lodged with the Anandpur Sahib police in 2007, Ranjit Singh from Chanouli village, Anandpur Sahib, had alleged that her daughter Mandeep Kaur was tortured for dowry due to which she took the extreme step.

Mandeep was married to Daljit Singh, a resident of Sameerowal village, in October 2006. Soon after the marriage, Daljit and his mother Tarsem Kaur started harassing Mandeep for dowry. Later, Mandeep committed suicide and a case was registered against Tarsem and Daljit.



Man hit by train, dies
Tribune News Service

Fatehgarh Sahib, December 13
An unidentified man got crushed under a speeding train near the Harbanspura village railway crossings.

As per railway police officials, the deceased seemed to be in his thirties and came in contact with the speeding train near the railway tracks.

Inquest proceedings have been initiated and efforts were on to identify the deceased. His body was kept in a mortuary of the local civil hospital.



Water supply dept holds meeting
Tribune News Service

Fatehgarh Sahib, December 13
The district water supply and sanitation department held a meeting under the chairmanship of Ranjinder Kaur, chairman, Zila Parishad.

Paramjit Singh Bhatti, DPD of the department, said the plummeting level of ground water had increased the concentration of impurities in drinking water.

The annual budget of DPMC and PRWSS was also presented during the meeting. Gropreet Singh, RK Gupta, Jagpal Singh, district health officer, Jagpal Singh, district education officer, TS Puri, NGO, Sangeeta Tripathi, IEC specialist, and members of Zila Parishad and block samiti were also present.



Fatehgarh Sahib lads record win
Tribune News Service

Fatehgarh Sahib, December 13
Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College organised a two-day hockey tournament.

The championship was held for the U-14, U-17 and U-19 categories.

In the U-14 category, Fatehgarh Sahib zone secured the first place, while Amloh zone secured the second place.

In the U-17 category, Amloh zone secured the first place and Fatehgarh Sahib secured the second place, while in the U-19 category, Amloh zone secured the first place and Bassi Pathana zone bagged the second place.

The Fatehgarh Sahib police and sports wing of Punjab had jointly organised the tournament, in which around 85 players were given kits and 64 players were given kits, bags, shoes and hockey sticks.



Forum seeks rights panel

Chandigarh, December 13
The Citizen Forum on Human Rights has demanded setting up of human rights commissions in Chandigarh and Haryana.

Raising this demand at an awareness programme on human rights and duties, Sushil Gupta, president of the local chapter of the forum, said due to the absence of the commission, residents have to approach the National Human Rights Commission for redressal of their grievances. Justice RS Mongia, Chairperson, Punjab State Human Rights Commission, G Madhvan, Haryana Chief Information Commissioner, and Samwartak Singh, Director, Social Welfare, UT, were guests of honour. — TNS



Whiskey proves hard nut to crack
Ramanjit Singh Sidhu
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 13
Getting emotional to dodge the volley of queries by the investigators, Davinder Singh, alias Whiskey, is proving to be hard nut to crack.

Though he had admitted to having killed financier Harjinder Singh Dhillon at the latter’s office in Sector 20 on November 25, he gave misleading replies about his long crime history.

Presenting himself as a “victim of circumstances”, Whiskey claimed the Punjab Police had implicated him in cases, saying he had links with terrorists and pushed him into the world of crime. Admitting that he had links with terrorists, Whiskey said it was more due to his “helplessness” than choice to establish ties with terrorists.

“We gave Rs 10 lakh in cash as dowry in my sister’s marriage in 1992. Learning this, terrorists started visiting her in-laws and demanded money from them. We kept my brother-in-law and sister in hiding. During those days, some terrorists came to my village seeking shelter. I took it an opportunity to win over their sympathy and provided them shelter to buy peace for my sister and her family”, narrated Whiskey in police custody.

He stated that he came in contact with Jaspal Singh Fauji, a dreaded terrorist. The Punjab Police started keeping an eye on him and began picking him for inquiries following terrorist activities in his area. It was during this period that the Malerkotla police “planted” explosives and detonators on him and arrested him with others. Since then he was being booked in several new and old crimes.

The investigators, on the other hand, claimed that Whiskey was a shrewd criminal, knowing tricks to dodge the police. Apart from admitting killing of Dhillon, he was washing his hands off every other crime. It is only because the police has an eyewitness to the crime and his other associates had already been nabbed that he had not much to concoct to mislead the investigators, said a police officer.

Claiming to be innocent, Whiskey further asserted that unable to break free from the cobweb of the Punjab police and police of other states, he decided to leave the country. A Mohali-based travel agent had taken Rs 1.50 lakh from him to prepare documents for him. The travel agent also promised to arrange for a bank balance of Rs 25 lakh to 30 lakh for showing his financial status to the embassy. The officials at the embassy busted their false claims and refused him a visa. The travel agent, on the other hand, refused to pay him back his money.

Whiskey said his daughter, in her early twenties, was not aware of his 17-year-long crime history till Dhillon’s murder. She read it all about him on Internet and was shocked. His decision of second marriage had also disturbed his family.



Yes Bank XI emerge victorious
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, December 13
In the second semifinal match, a splendid knock of 85 by Gurharminder went in vain, as Yes Bank XI overpowered Adwintage Communication XI during the seventh Girish Nayyar Memorial League Cricket Tournament being organised by the Chandigarh Sports Club at the Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium, Sector 3, here today.

Batting first, Yes Bank XI scored 182 runs with the help of Rishi, who scored 77 runs off just 58 balls. He hit 12 boundaries. Umesh Kaira too chipped in with 34 valuable runs towards the end of the innings and ensured that the team got to a fine score.

In reply, Adwintage Communication seemed all set to get to the target as the team recovered from early setbacks and were cruising towards an easy victory. But Gurinder Saini made sure that the run rate remained drastically high and the batsmen could not manage to reach the target. Gurharminder was the highest scorer for his team with an unbeaten 85 runs off only 52 balls, including eight boundaries and three sixes. In the end, Adwintage fell short of 14 runs.

Brief scores:

Yes Bank XI: 182 for 6 in 20 overs (Rishi 77, Umesh Kaira 34, Gurinder Saini 24 and Rajveer 3 for 30).

Adwintage Communication XI: 168 for 5 in 20 overs (Gurharminder 85 not out, Ankush 35, Gurinder Saini 3 for 38 and Gourav 2 for 41).

In another match played between Godrej and Boyce XI and ICICI Bank XI, a devastating bowling spell by Ajay Bhardwaj (5 for 21) helped Godrej and Boyce XI beat the ICICI Bank XI in the first semifinal match.

Batting first after winning the toss, ICICI Bank lost their opener Rakesh Mehta in the very first over itself when Vijaypal had himself caught at mid-off. Thereafter, Nikhil Sharma built a partnership of 62 runs with Sandeep Bhardwaj. Nikhil executed three elegant boundaries and four sixes in his innings of 46 runs off 38 balls.

Ajay Bhardwaj struck twice in successive overs as ICICI were reduced to 71 for 3. Baljit Kalsi scored commendable 40 runs. Kalsi did not get any support from other batsmen. Ajay picked up five wickets for 21 runs. ICICI Bank could muster only 156 runs in their 25 overs.

In reply, Godrej and Boyce XI were given a flying start as their openers put together a partnership of 90 runs to get their team to a comfortable position, before Kulwinder Romy retired hurt. The lop-sided line and length of the bowlers ensured Godrej and Boyce XI batsmen to reach the target with ease in just 18.2 overs. Baljit Kalsi picked up two wickets for 51.

Brief scores:

ICICI Bank XI: 156 all out in 25 overs (Nikhil Sharma 46, Baljit Kalsi 40, Gaurav Vaid 20, Ajay Bhardwaj 5 for 21 and Kulwinder Romy 3 for 17).

Godrej & Boyce XI: 160 for 4 in 18.2 overs (Kulwinder Romy 4, Sanjay 24 and Baljit Kalsi 2 for 51).



Nalini takes lead in Women's Pro Golf
Donald Banerjee

Panchkula, December 13
Nalini Singh Siwach, 2008-09 order of merit leader, lived up to her seadings firing a blemish-free one-under 35 front nine and a card of one over 73 to take a two-stroke lead over hot favourite Sharmila Nicollet of Bangalore on the pen-ultimate day of the Women's Professional Golf Tour fourth leg on the Panchkula Golf Club greens here today.

Nalini had a two-day tally of seven over 151, with Sharmila two strokes behind at 153. Local favourite Saaniya Sharma was trailing the Bangalore teenager by another three strokes at 156.

It was a display of consistent putting by Nalini as she had only 11 putts in a flawless front nine. The birdie came on the 335-yard seventh hole, in which she hit a 150-yard shot with a six iron landing just 2 ft to the pin.

Taking the turn at one under 35, Nalini conceded two back-to-back bogies on the 10th and 11th. She made amends holing a 25-foot putt for a birdie on the par-5 12th hole.

Sharmila Nicollet began with a bogey on the second. She lost a stroke on the eighth to be even par 36 at the turn. But the back nine was disastrous. She double-bogeyed on the 10th, 12th and 17th and lost a stroke on the 14th for a seven over back nine and a seven over card of 79.

In her score of 79, Sharmila was levied a two stroke penalty by the referee for breaking some leaves during her practice swing. A wavered drive on the 10th proved costly for Sharmila, where she incurred another penalty.

Two double bogies and a bogey saw Saaniya Sharma take the turn at five over 41. She managed a one over 37 back nine to return a six over 78 card for the second successive day and a two-day tally of 156.

Lying at the fourth position is Nalini Singh at 163 with Chandigarh’s Preetinder Kaur another stroke behind at 164.

The fourth leg is set for an exciting finish with Nalini Singh Siwach, Sharmila Nicollet and Saaniya Sharma all set for a final assault on the cash prize.

Sponsored by the Women's Golf Association of India and GRAVVA, the six-leg tour carries a total cash prize of Rs 10 lakh.

Scores (after round two): 151 Nalini Singh Siwach (78-73); 153 Sharmila Nicollet (74-79); 156 Saaniya Sharma (78-78); 163 Nalini Singh (82-81); 164 Preetinder Kaur (81-83); 175 Nikki Ponappa (85-90) and Pallavi Jain (89-86).



Winter Cup
Modern Agencies beat Universal
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 13
Fabulous batting by Deepinder (48) and economical bowling by Dinesh Rana (3 for 10) helped Modern Agencies defeat Universal by 79 runs in the first Winter Cup Institutional Cricket Tournament being organised by KK Cricket Academy here today.

Batting first after winning the toss, Modern Agencies compiled 160 runs in the allotted 20 overs. Deepinder scored brilliant 48 runs and Vikram Sharma contributed 29. Universal could not face the hostile bowling of Modern Agencies and were bundled out for a mere 81 runs.

In another cliff hanger, Citifinancial beat Hutch by just 12 runs. Citifinancial won the toss and elected to bat first scoring 128 in 20 overs. Rravikant made 30 runs. Chasing the target Hutch could manage only 116. None of their batsmen could stay long on the wicket for the chase.

Brief scores:

Modern Agencies: 160 for 8 in 20 overs (Deepinder 48, Vikram Sharma 29, Dinesh Rana 18, Bobby 2 for 18 and Raman 2 for 37).

Universal: 81 all out in 17 overs (Tej Gobind 45, Dinesh Rana 3 for 10 and Vikram Sharma 2 for 13).

Citifinancial: 128 for 7 in 20 overs (Ravikant 30, Sanjay 22, Manjeet 3 for 17 and Yatesh 2 for 28). Hutch 116 for 8 in 20 overs (Omprakash 20, Birjinder 19, Ravikant 3 for 21, Vikas 3 for 14 and Ravi 2 for 22).



Teams announced
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 13
The Punjab sports department today announced its badminton and hockey teams. The teams will represent Punjab in the National Women’s Sports Festival (Group III) to be held in Chennai from December 16 to 19. Spokesperson for the department said players from Punjab would also participate in athletics and lawn tennis.

Selected players are Rajwinder, Damanpreet Kaur, Mushkan Sohi, Jagdeep, Arshdeep, Aman, Prem, Archana, Harinder, Sukhman, Anita, Sandeep, Aman, Ramandeep, Sapna, Shikha, Kiran, Charanjit and Sita. Renu Bala will be the coach for the badminton team.



Boxing meet from today
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 13
The Chandigarh Amateur Boxing Association and PML SD Public School, Sector 32, are jointly organising the 17th North Zone Senior Men and fiurth Senior Women Boxing Championship from tomorrow 14 to 16 at the SD School Boxing Stadium under the authority of Indian Boxing Federation, New Delhi.

All five states from the north zone, including Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and host city Chandigarh, are participating in the championship.

Free boarding and lodging would be provided to the players at the Kisan Bhawan, Sector 35.

The medical and weighing of the players will be held on December 14 at 8 am to 10 am at the Kisan Bhawan.



Santbir, Karandeep make it to main draw
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 13
Santbir Singh, Karandeep Singh, Paramveer Singh and Sumit Pal Singh, trainees of the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA), have confirmed their participation in the main draw of U-14 boys event.

In the U-18 category, CLTA trainees Garry S Amor, Atul Sri Patel, Bhavtaranpreet Singh and Sean Yip of AITA Talent Series have made it to the main draw. The final matches were played at the CLTA complex. Matches for the main draw will start on Monday at the CLTA and Lake Club.



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