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Lalla Murder Case
Financier, three others get RI for life
Rajneesh Lakhanpal

Ludhiana, July 30
Additional Sessions Judge Manjinder Singh has convicted controversial financier and former vice-president of the Punjab Youth Congress, Nirdosh Dhand, his brother Vijay and two others in the Lalla murder case. They have been ordered to undergo rigorous life imprisonment.

The others who have been convicted are Mohan Lal of Abdullapur Basti and Kuljinder Singh of Pavittar Nagar, Haibowal Kalan.

One of the main accused in the case, Raman Rana, has already been declared proclaimed offender. He had given the police the slip during a court hearing. The court cancelled his bail order and issued arrest warrants against him. Another accused, Akashdeep, died while still on bail.

Delivering the verdict, the court held that the prosecution had proved the guilt of the accused and declined the plea of leniency raised by the accused. A fine of ` 1,000 each was also imposed on them.

Kuljinder Singh and Mohan Lal were also convicted under Section 25 of the Arms Act with imprisonment of three years each. All the sentences shall run concurrently.

Lalla’s brother had told the police that Rana had got an attempt to murder case registered against his brother, but they reached a compromise and Lalla got bail.

On Feburary 9, 2004, they were to go to court for recording a statement regarding the compromise, but Rana shot Lalla. Akashdeep and Mohan Lal also fired some shots at Lalla. They fled in a car being driven by Kuljinder Singh.

At one time, Lalla was patronised by a senior BJP leader, but had switched loyalties to a local senior Congress leader a few months before his murder.

Law Catches Up

Nirdosh Dhand was booked in more than 10 cases ranging from murder, extortion, torture, and heading an organised racket of loan sharks. He was acquitted in most of the cases. This is his first conviction. He was usually seen with a large number of musclemen. A former Youth Congress leader, Nirdosh, was allegedly close to several cops. His terror came to an end when the district police caught him in a murder case and took him around the city in an open jeep.

Gang War Fallout

There was rivalry between the gangs of Nirdosh Dhand and Anil Kumar, alias Lalla. They often fought for supremacy, which culminated in Lalla’s murder in 2004. Nirdosh, who was facing various criminal charges, was arrested in 2006 in yet another case. Several policemen of the CIA (Ludhiana) were rewarded with ` 2,000 each for arresting him.


Last date for filing returns
IT dept gears up to tackle rush
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 30
The income tax department has geared up to handle the rush on the last date (July 31) for filing income tax returns. The counters at the IT office will remain open from 9.30 am to 8 pm. The offices will remain open on Saturday, which otherwise is a weekend holiday in the department.

A senior official from the department said filing of the bank account number is compulsory for those who are claiming refunds. In addition to this those who do not pay tax, but have a taxable income will be charged 1 per cent interest every month. “If they fail to submit the return even by March 31, next year, then they will have to pay the penalty of Rs 5,000,” he said.

For further convenience the department has opened a separate counter for the tax professionals. Welcoming the step, Jatinder Khurana, president of Taxation Young Lawyers Association, said the separate counter for the tax professionals would definitely prove to be an advantage during the rush hours. If one wants a faster process then one can calculate, prepare and file IT return online in a secure and hassle free manner and get tax refunds faster by visiting www.taxeworld.com.



Unaccommodating PAU hostels
Students call off stir after 24-hr sit-in
Anshu Seth
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 30
The standoff between students and officials of the Panjab Agricultural University administration ended with varsity vice chancellor MS Kang agreeing to accommodate 120 residents of the girls hostel in Parker House and the working women's hostel on the campus.

Dr Kang had invited student representatives for a dialogue today morning. The students, who boycotted classes for the second consecutive day, were staging a protest outside his office.

The vice chancellor assured them the girls would be shifted to alternative accommodations following proper security arrangements at the latter in a week's time.

At the same time the girls residing in hostel no 6, while registering their protest against PAU officials, camped outside the hostel yesterday night. Accusing the officials of "autocratic behaviour" they raised slogans and refused to go inside their hostel rooms during the night.

Owing to inadequate space in the girls hostel, old as well as the new students have been facing problems for the past -week after they were asked to share their rooms with more than two residents.

With the beginning of the new academic session, new students had taken admission in PAU but the varsity, in the absence of inadequate space in the girls hostel, had accommodated the girls in the rooms available.

Despite repeated attempts the girls were unable to convince varsity officials to find a solution to the problem. They said they found it difficult to perform even basic chores in their rooms as each room meant for two students had four to five girls. “As a result there isn’t even enough space to keep our luggage”, they added.

A crosssection of teaching and nonteaching staff members in PAU, while noting the inadequate hostel accommodation as well as a shortage of classrooms, averred the varsity should take up expansion of facilities in earnest. "If new courses are being introduced there is a need to construct new buildings, classrooms and hostels”, said a senior faculty member.



Missing Road Links
HC serves notice on Punjab, GLADA
Delay in land acquisition
Kuldip Bhatia

Ludhiana, July 30
Pointing a finger towards non-implementation of notifications issued for acquisition of land to complete the two missing road links in Urban Estate (Phase II) — from Pakhowal Road to Dhandra and further to Gill Road — for providing a parallel road to the southern bypass (from Ferozepur Road in the city to Doraha), the Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued a notice of motion to the State of Punjab, the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority, and the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA).

Taking up a civil writ petition filed by the Citizen for Public Cause (CPC) on the delay caused in the completion of missing road links despite notifications having been issued for acquisition of land, the High Court has sought reply from the state government and the government agencies concerned on the next date of hearing on October 7.

The NGO, through its general secretary Virinder Bhakoo, had sought the intervention of the High Court by way of an appropriate writ/order or direction to the respondent authorities to implement the acquisition proceedings in pursuance of the notifications of May 12 and 13, 2003, which had assumed finality right up to the Supreme Court, and complete the missing road links in an expeditious (time-bound) manner.

Questioning the denotification of acquisition proceedings vide notification issued on May 24, 2010 and further renotification of the same area vide notification issued on June 7, 2010, the CPC has further asked the High Court to declare the action of the authorities (GLADA) as illegal, arbitrary, malafide, motivated and ultra vires of the provisions of the Land Acquisition Act, 1894 while also praying that pending the decision of the writ petition, the operation of notification issued to denotify the acquisition proceedings may be stayed.



IAF Pilot’s Death
Villagers take up cudgels against rash driving
Mahesh Sharma

Lalton (Ludhiana), July 30
In a novel way to pay tributes to Flt Lt Gurpreet Singh, an IAF pilot who was killed in a road accident near here last night, various social organisations in the area have launched a crusade against reckless driving, which causes the largest number of unnatural deaths in Punjab.

The organisations have also urged the government to undertake repairs of the dilapidated link roads in the state.

Calling the pilot’s death as a “national loss”, office bearers of the organisations led by Harmel Singh Sudhar, chairman the Dilwar Sahit Kala Manch Lalton Kalan, announced a campaign to remedy the aggravating factors that led to fatal road accidents.

The nonmotorable condition of link roads and the failure of traffic and other officials to check reckless driving were cited as the most grievous factors responsible for unnatural deaths in the state.

Paying tributes to Gurpreet, activists regretted that negligence on part of a driver had created a dent in the Indian Air Force besides causing irreparable loss to his family and nation as well.

“It’s high time when we should impress upon the administration to change priorities and ensure safe environment for surface transport. At the same time drivers and commuters should be educated about consequences of recklessness driving,” speakers said, addressing meeting of activists of social organisation convened at the government-run school here.

Meanwhile, the staff and officers at the Halwara air force station condoled the pilot’s death. Recalling his achievements during his short service of two years, they said the IAF had lost a “real gem”.

Warrant officer Harnek Singh said a delegation of IAF officers stationed at air base would call on the deceased’s family members to pay their condolences.



The brooch is back in vogue
Charu Chhibber
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 30
It's comeback time for the timeless piece of jewelled beauty - the brooch. The ultra-feminine ornament that has been much loved down the ages for its sheer elegance and versatility is creating waves on the fashion scene once again and is definitely here to stay!

From vintage to art deco, from feminine to masculine, and from metallic to studded, jewelled, plain, fabric made and more, costume jewellery segments are flooded with brooches in myriad shapes, forms and hues.

"The brooch heaven is brimming with colourful sparkling delights to enhance your look. There are angels, butterflies, dragonflies, fairies, frogs, flowers, insects, and animals. There are rhinestones, gemstones, pearls, gold tone, silver tone, every colour under the sun, Italian mosaic, vintage, and contemporary designs to choose from. They come with a tongue, pin or loop for attaching it to the garment," says Sanjay Aggarwal of Shelly Store, adding he gets custom made brooches from Mumbai to cater to the growing demand from his clientele.

Fashion conscious people of all ages can make an instant fashion statement with a stylish brooch even as their choice of the ornament can send across a strong message about their personalities.

These fashion pins are perfect accessories for those looking to add some extra sparkle and the oomph factor to their look and costumes. And the best part about the ornament is that it goes with almost anything - be it traditional Indian attire, western outfits or casual wear, and is perfect for any occasion - formal or informal party, office, business meeting, wedding, college or date.

One can sport a brooch as a saree pin, plain coat pin, hair pin on a shirt or a t-shirt, on a beaded necklace or a handpiece, or on bags, belts and heels in more ways than one. One can also use multiple brooches together as a bunch to spice up the look.

Interestingly, the latest avatar of the classic piece of jewellery is also available in the masculine form to cater to the fashion conscious male who does not mind catching the eyeballs with a smart brooch placed strategically on his lapel or pocket or on a plain tee.

So all you fashionistas out there, what are you waiting for. Go out, grab a brooch or two or hoard lots of them to make an impression with the ornament that can never go out of fashion.

Vintage styles popular

The most inspiring contemporary costume pieces are big, bold, and colourful, sparkling with rhinestones and crystal or dripping in faux pearls and gemstones. Vintage styles are particularly popular. Originals from the Victorian and Edwardian eras are a great investment for your collection and you can never have enough faux vintage pieces.

Timeless Adornments

Thought to have originated in the early Bronze Age and fashioned of wood and bone and later bronze embedded with gemstones, it was during the 9th and 10th centuries that brooches began to be mass produced to serve the purpose of clothing fasteners.

Early societies like the Scandinavian Vikings, Greek, Irish, Romans and others utilised brooches in their traditional dress. Women wore decorative and often elaborately designed brooches made of amber and glass beads to fasten their dresses, and prior to the Anglo-Norman invasion, men wore cloaks and mantels and brooches were used to secure them.

The Victorian era saw an explosion of brooch design with insects, birds, and flowers becoming wildly popular as well as cameos and Celtic knots. The brooch had finally come of age as a powerful fashion statement, which it remains till today.



Assault victim fears losing hand
Charu Chhibber
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 30
Twenty-one-year-old Harmanjit Singh might not be able to use his right hand ever again and his friend Jasdeep Singh gets jitters while stepping out of his house. The duo is in a state of shock since over a fortnight when they were assaulted by a group of youths while they were enjoying an evening out at Sarabha Nagar market with two of their friends.

Recalling the horror, Harmajit says, “Jasdeep and I were at the Sarabha Nagar market, along with our two friends, in our Swift car when some youths started chasing us and hit our vehicle, damaging it badly. In an attempt to avoid further trouble, I overtook the vehicle that was running almost parallel to my car, which perhaps infuriated the driver.”

“He started abusing us and tried to stop us, but we immediately rushed towards Model Gram where our friend Damanpreet, who was accompanying us, lives,” alleged Harmanjit, adding that the incident occurred around 8.30 pm.

Later that evening, around 11 pm, the assailants returned, accompanied by 25-30 goons, armed with hockey sticks, iron and wooden rods, swords, empty glass bottles and baseball bats and injured the victims, alleged Harmanjit’s uncle Ajit Singh.

Immediately, the injured were rushed to the CMCH, where Harmanjit underwent a surgery. A complaint was also filed at the Division No 5 police station against the assailants, who were identified by the victims as Rajveer Singh, alias Mani, and Maninder Singh, alias Mithu.

Harmanjit and Jasdeep said they did not have any enmity with the assailants, but identified them as being their schoolmates. “Two-three days before the incident, Rajvir and Maninder had abused us at the Sarabha Nagar market for overtaking their car,” Jasdeep alleged.

According to Harmanjit’s father GS Chawla, the family is facing tremendous pressure and threats from the assailants to withdraw the complaint. Accusing the police of inaction, Chawla said, “The accused are still at large and threatening us repeatedly through their friends.”

Meanwhile, talking to The Tribune, family members of prime suspects, Rajvir and Maninder, claimed the latter had been deliberately implicated in a false case.

Parminder Singh, Maninder’s paternal uncle, said they had contacted senior police officials and asked for an inquiry in the case. “An inquiry was marked on our request on July 15,” he claimed.

Meanwhile, ACP (W) Raj Kumar said he is looking into the matter. “The accused are at large, but efforts are being made to trace them. Further course of action will be decided after a thorough investigation into the matter after close scrutiny of the allegations and counter-allegations of both the parties involved.”

Under Trauma

The assault has left Harmanjit’s right hand badly injured, for which he was operated upon at the CMCH on July 13. “There is no sensation in my hand and doctors say I will have to undergo a couple of operations, including a plastic surgery. Still, they are not sure whether or not I will be able to use my hand,” said a distressed Harmanjit.

Meanwhile, his friend Jasdeep is in a state of shock and gets panicky even at the mention of the incident. “Jasdeep lost his father four years ago in an accident. He was trying to cope with the loss when this incident occurred. He and his aged mother are completely shaken and don’t know what to do. Since that day, Jasdeep has not ventured out of his home, fearing for his security,” says Harmanjit’s father, who is running from pillar to post to get justice for his son and Jasdeep.



Tubewell Pits
Watchout for poisonous gases!
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 30
High temperature and humidity in the atmosphere often result in accumulation of poisonous gases like carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide in tubewell pits, which, coupled with scarcity of oxygen in the pit, may cause death of workers due to asphyxia.

Charan Jeet Singh Pannu, Mahesh Kumar Narang and Gursharan Singh Sidhu, PAU scientists from the department of farm machinery and power engineering, while pointing towards tubewell-related deaths in the state have cautioned farmers to safeguard themselves from poisonous gases accumulating in tubewell pits/wells during monsoon.

It is best to lower a burning lamp or candle into the pit to ascertain the presence of poisonous gas.

If it blows out, carbon dioxide levels in the pit are much higher than oxygen levels. Also, a wall or a safety cage around the well is necessary and a fan can be lowered into the pit and run for at least an hour to push the poisonous gas out.

The fan should be left on while the labourers work in the pit.

Likewise, using an empty jute bag, bucket or umbrella and moving it up and down in the pit to remove the gas can be helpful, add the scientists.

At least two persons should be present at the site when the motor is being repaired in the pit, the scientists advise.

At least 5-kg lime (calcium oxide) dissolved in water should be sprinkled into the pit before someone is lowered.

Also the motor should be run on idle for at least 15-20 minutes. This will agitate the gas, forcing it to come out of the pit.

Plastering of the walls can reduce the entry of harmful gases but may not prevent it fully, they observe.

The PAU has developed a blower to remove poisonous gases from such pits.

The blower can be operated by PTO of 35 HP tractor with blower running at 1,000 rpm. A flexible plastic pipe of 7.5 cm diameter and 10 m in length is attached to inlet of the blower. The length of the pipe may be adjusted according to the depth of the tubewell.

One end of the pipe should have holes of 15-cm diameter through which the gas can be expelled.

This machine should be available in every village so that poisonous gases can be removed from tubewells.

People and animals often fall into tubewells in the absence of wall/fencing around these. To minimise such accidents, a safety cage has been developed by the university with the height of 75 cm and diameter of 210 cm.

The diameter of the cage is more than that of the tubewell/pit and it has a window to access the well.

A five-inch hole is also provided in the centre of the cage for delivery pipe of the tubewell.



Ailing 15-yr-old needs monetary help
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 30
Raju (15), suffering from muscular dystrophy from the age of eight years, is unable to move. Due to financial constraints, his family can’t meet his medical expenses.

His father Manmohan Singh, a resident of New Raju Colony at Basti Jodhewal, is a daily wage earner at a hosiery unit. “I tried getting him treated at the Civil Hospital, but doctors have advised me to go to the PGI, Chandigarh. But we don’t have ` 2.5 lakh which is required for the treatment,” he said, adding that he only earned a meagre Rs 2,500 a month.

His daughter has skin problem and has been recommended cosmetic surgery.

His wife has gall stone, but doesn’t want to undergo surgery so that the money could be used for her children.

Their neighbours have appealed to philanthropists to come forward to help the family.

Those interested could contact Manmohan Singh on his mobile number 92566-43757.



Non-payment of salary
With lenders’ chiding, teachers go into hiding
Mahesh Sharma

Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 30
Having not received salary for the past seven months, employees of private schools of the region are a harried lot.

With pending bills of grocers in their pockets, they have started absenting themselves from social functions.

Lenders, including friends and relatives, besides ration and milk suppliers have also started squeezing them.

Thousands of employees, mostly teachers of private-aided schools of the region had started feeling detached from society due to non-payment of salaries for the past seven months.

Even those, who gave private coaching, found it difficult to make both ends meet, as a few students take tuitions in the beginning of academic session. Members of menial staff, peons and clerical staff are the worst sufferers, as they don’t have any means of supplementary income.

Unable to borrow more money from their friends and relatives, these teachers have now started avoiding social functions.

While power, water and sewerage bills are being paid with borrowed money, grocers and milk suppliers are made to wait for payment of accrued salary.

Some of these employees are finding it tough to get their wards admitted to good schools and colleges.

“Though we have got our children admitted to school somehow, we could not get them necessary stationery and new books. We leave our homes early in the morning to avoid our children, as it is difficult for us to put them off everyday when they ask for money,” regretted teachers of a local senior secondary school.

Accusing the authorities of their respective districts of ignoring their plight, affected teachers alleged that their relatives and friends had stopped believing them.

Admitting the tendency, Pardeep Sharda, principal of MGMN Senior Secondary School, said he had taken up the matter with the management committee of the school and the authorities at the DEO’s office in Sangrur.



Affiliation for new courses
PU ‘sits’ over applications
Lovleen Bains

Sahnewal, July 30
Agitated over the “delaying tactics” of Panjab University in granting extension of affiliation for various new courses to colleges, the Non-Government Colleges’ Management Federation will be holding a general body meeting at Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana, on August 8.

About 70 colleges that had applied for new courses are yet to get PU’s approval.

Even if the process is approved at this stage, students will have to shell out Rs 1,800 as late fee.

SC Sanwalka, president, Management Federation, said,“About 90 per cent of the colleges, that wished to opt for new courses, had applied for the affiliation before the stipulated date i.e. October 1, 2009. But a majority of the inspections, that should have, otherwise, been not held after February or March, were carried out in May and June, 2010.

Some of the members of the inspection committee submitted their reports in the first week of July, while others are still sitting over the files.”

Till date no college has received permission or refusal to start a course.

Jaswant Singh Gill, secretary, Management Federation, said “Colleges have spent lacks of rupees on upgrading infrastructure. In most of the cases, staff has also been recruited in compliance with the verbal instructions of the inspection committee. The university has not conveyed any deficiency to colleges that have requested for extension of affiliation. The Punjab and Haryana High Court had directed universities and colleges to complete all formalities before May 31 of every year. Despite the fact that most of the colleges have competed all formalities, these are still not in a position to enrol students.

Gurbir Sing Sarna, general secretary of the federation, asked, “If GNDU and Punjabi University can grant affiliation, why can’t Panjab University?”

Panjab University authorities on the other hand claimed that they were waiting for a no objection certificate that the government was to issue.

Dr Gurdeep Sharma, principal, GGDSD College, Haryana, said, “Keeping in mind the interests of colleges and students, PU should adopt a liberal pattern.”

Not even a single college has received any intimation from the university so far.

The long wait seems far from ending for students who are making rounds of these colleges to get admission.

“Every time we go to a college, we get the same hackneyed answer.”

Parents alleged that the university might be delaying the process deliberately so as to pocket late admission fee of Rs 1,800 from more than 5,000 admission seekers.

Managements and principals said the case had been sent to the Punjab government in July, but the university had done nothing so far.



Rare honour for vet scientist
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 30
Dr Pritam Kaur Sidhu, toxicologist, department of epidemiology and preventive veterinary medicine, College of Veterinary Science, GADVASU, has received a rare honour.

She was invited by the University of London, United Kingdom, as a guest speaker in the international symposium held at Royal Veterinary College, London.

Dr Sidhu delivered a lecture on “PK-PD modeling of antimicrobials”. The lecture was highly appreciated by leading scientists of the world participating in the symposium.

The symposium was held to celebrate the distinguished career of Prof Peter Lees of Royal Veterinary College, London, who has been working in the field of pharmacology.

Dr Sidhu is Professor Lees’s former PhD student and is among the five speakers whose visit was sponsored by the London University for the event.

Dr Sidhu is working in the field of veterinary pharmacology and her research interests are pharmacology of anti-microbials and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.



From Schools & Colleges
Teej celebrated

A kid enjoys the ‘Festival of Swings’ at Guru Nanak Public School, Ludhiana, on Friday.
A kid enjoys the ‘Festival of Swings’ at Guru Nanak Public School, Ludhiana, on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Teej was celebrated with full gusto at Guru Nanak Public School and Jain Public School today.

Children were dressed in colourful traditional Punjabi attires and the schools wore a festive look. Students enjoyed swings, sweets and danced to the tunes of hit numbers. Students of both the schools enjoyed kheer-pooras.

Investiture ceremony

To felicitate the newly elected office-bearers of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, an investiture ceremony was held today. Jasbir Kaur Makkar, principal, SCD Government College for Boys, was the chief guest. School principal Paramjit Kaur said students introduced prefects and proctors.


A poem recitation competition was held at Kundan Vidya Mandir. Tiny tots entertained one and all with their mellifluous voices touching hearts of all. Poems like “My school”, “Curb your wants and desires”, were worth appreciating.

Tiny tots of UKG-C and UKG-D also performed on the stage.

Results declared

BCA-IV final semester students of Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology have exhibited excellent performance in academics once again. As per the results declared by Punjab Technical University (PTU) recently, 16 students have scored over 70 per cent marks; seven students have secured above 90 and 63.63 per cent marks. Gurdeep Singh stood first by securing 91.85 per cent marks followed by Harsimran Kaur, who stood second by securing 87.28 per cent marks. Gargi Mahajan stood third by securing 83.42 per cent, Arshdeep Kaur and Jaswinder Kaur with 81.57 per cent marks shared the fourth position. Pallavi Sood stood fifth by securing 80.71 per cent marks. Dr (Col) HS Singha, director, GNIMT, congratulated students.

Environment week ends

The Environment Week celebrations concluded at Ryan International School.

Students participated in various activities which started with a plantation drive. Recycling of paper was carried out, paper bags, mobile holders, wall hangings, door mats were made from waste duppattas. Poster making competition and declamation were also held. The week ended today with a series of street plays at Ansal Plaza, Gole Market and Neechi Mangali village.

Foundation day

Spring Dale Senior Secondary School is celebrating Battling Global Warming Week till August 5. The week is being organised to mark the school’s foundation day. Chief guest Dr Shashi Trehan, district science supervisor, inaugurated the inaugural function today. She started the afforestation drive by planting a sapling and was given a warm welcome by director-principal Avinash Kaur Walia and headmistress Kamalpreet.



Aprinder wins silver in Asian meet
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, July 30
Aprinder Singh, a trainee of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Training Centre, Ludhiana, gave a sterling performance to finish among medal winners in the Junior Asian Athletics Championship held in Vietnam, recently.

Aprinder, with a leap of 16.13 m, won a silver medal in the triple jump event.

He is the first Indian athlete to have won a medal in triple jump in the Junior Asian Athletics Meet.

With this, he put to shade the national record. He rewrote the earlier record of 16.05 m set by Beijing Olympian Ranjit Maheshwari of Kerala, which he created in 2005.

On the basis of his performance, Aprinder has been selected to participate in the Junior World Athletics Championship slated to be held in Canada next month.

Aprinder was accorded a warm reception on his arrival at the local railway station here last evening.

SS Pannu and Sanjiv Sharma, both athletics coaches, Harbans Singh, in charge of the SAI training centre, Ludhiana, along with Rakesh Singh, judo coach, and a large number of trainees were present.



Baba Ishar school script win
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, July 30
Baba Ishar Singh Nanaksar Senior Public School, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar branch, defeated Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, BRS Nagar, by nine runs in the pre-quarter final match of the Ludhiana Inter-School Zonal Cricket Tournament for boys (U-19) at BCM School, Shastri Nagar, here today.

Sacred Heart School won the toss and invited Baba Ishar Singh School to bat. In the stipulated 10 overs, Baba Ishar Singh School scored 92 runs for the loss of two wickets. In reply, Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School could muster 83 runs after losing three wickets. Varun and Vipul Nayyar made 27 and 23 runs, respectively.



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