REC CHD win cricket tourney: The REC Chandigarh had won during the IFFCO Cup Twenty-20 National Cricket tournament on Day-14 here on Thursday. The District Youth Congress, president, Sandeep Jakhar inaugurated the Pool-D match.Batting first, JJS XI Chandigarh could score 107 only. Inderjit contributed 23 but Vicky of the REC dispatched three prime players to the pavilion amidst moral support by hundreds of cricket fans, who thronged the Nehru Stadium. In reply, Pawan of the REC Chandigarh enthralled the gathering by a fine knock and scored 55 resulting in a win at the loss of one wicket only.
Badminton championship: Seventeen-year-old Bimant emerged as champion in the boys’ category at the District Badminton championship that concluded here recently. Meanwhile, Sunil was runner-up in the same category. In the girls’ event, Navdeep Kaur retained her title while Ishleen stood second. The District Badminton Association gave Yonex racquets to the winners and runners-up. — DC Rahul Tewari giving away prizes to the winners of badminton tournament in Bathinda. A Tribune photograph
Quiz contest on Jan 22: The Punjabi University Guru Kashi College, Damdama Sahib (Talwandi Sabo), is going to conduct an Inter-college Quiz Contest on January 22. Principal of the College Dr MS Sidhu said on Thursday it was the first time that a multimedia based and onstage quiz would be organised on the college campus. Event coordinator Dr Anand Bansal said the questions would be based on general awareness.
Man falls in canal, dies: A 60-year-old man lost his life when the car he was driving fell into a canal distributary near Khialiwala village. Volunteers of the Sahara Jan Seva pulled him out. He was declared brought dead at the Civil Hospital here. The Nehianwala police has identified the deceased as Baldev Singh of Nehianwala. The cause of death is yet to be ascertained.
Withdrawal of case sought: Various teacher organisations on Tuesday demanded the cancellation of case registered by the Muktsar police against president of the Maths Teachers' Association, Punjab, Jaswinder Singh Jhabelwali and others for extending support to the agitating ETT teachers.
Farmers’ meet: The district unit of the BKU (Lakhowal) will hold a conference here on February 3 to discuss farmers’ demands. Union’s state chief Ajmer Singh Lakhowal will address the event.
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PK Srivastva is new DGP: PK Srivastva, a 1986 batch IPS officer, has been appointed as the new DGP of Chandigarh. He is expected to take charge from outgoing DGP SK Jain on February 1, whose term comes to an end on January 31.