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Ambala-Rajpura Road
Tax barriers cause traffic chaos
Our Correspondent

Lalru, November 17
Despite the four lane GT Road, the setting up of various types of tax barriers at a place on Ambala to Rajpura road at Shambu has caused serious inconvenience to traffic.

There are three types of barriers here - entry tax barrier, toll plaza tax and road tax - that have been creating traffic problem here. Hundreds of trucks were seen standing on 3 to 4 km area on the main GT road.

Long lines of trucks are always seen standing on the main road when such accidents take place. After visiting the site it was found that many truckers were waiting for the past three days because they could not deposit their entry tax.

The entry tax was being collected from Rs 40,000 to one lakh per truck according to the quality of loaded material. Truck driver Avtar Singh whose truck was bound from Nagpur to Jalandhar said that he was waiting here for the past three days because persons of the concerned company had not reached here to deposit the entry tax.

He further alleged that nearly eight trucks loaded with electricity towers that came with his truck from the same place in Nagpur were not stopped and crossed without paying the entry tax, so the owners of concerned companies were not believing regarding the depositing of entry tax for his truck. The other two truck drivers who had come here from Jamshedpur and were to head towards Ludhiana with loaded trucks were also waiting for depositing of the entry tax due to non availability of tax money from concerned companies.

Some transporters said that assembling of various tax barriers at one point had caused a serious traffic problem on this road. Excise and taxation officials informed that nearly 2,500 trucks are registered here for one side for import entries and Rs 22 crore income is being received monthly by the concerned department.

Investigation of Excise And Taxation Department Director KVS Sidhu who was present on the spot admitted about the traffic problem here and said that efforts were being made to resolve this. He added that there were some problems that could not be disclosed were being identified for the solution of the problem.



Mishap stalls traffic on Banur-Rajpura Road
Tribune News Service

Banur/Rajpura, November 17
A minor accident on the Banur-Rajpura road today led to chaos and commuters remained stranded on the road for more than three hours on the busy stretch.

A car and speeding bus, which were on their way to Rajpura collided with each other on the road at around 11 am due to which traffic on the road was blocked.

As per the stranded commuters, a car, in which some wedding guests were going towards Rajpura from Chandigarh, was hit from the rear side by a PRTC bus. The bus dragged the car to some distance but nobody was seriously injured in the accident.

“Since there is no divider on this busy stretch, commuters tried to overtake each other and chaos was witnessed immediately after the accident. There was no traffic police present even up to 10 km and some policemen from nearby police station reached after two hours”, said Jaswinder Singh, a resident of Rajpura.

He said that even the two wheelers got sandwiched between the heavy vehicles and failed to move an inch.

Thousands of commuters ply over the road, which mainly connects Chandigarh with Patiala and other major towns of nearby Haryana.

Earlier also, small incidents have led to queues up to more than 20 km but nothing has been done in this regard.

The commuters demanded that the traffic policemen should be deployed on the stretch so that traffic could be resumed within few minutes after such accidents.



District Courts
Visitors charged for parking vehicles on road
Megha Mann
Tribune News Service

Ropar, November 17
Visitors to the administrative complex and district courts here are being fleeced openly. People are being charged for parking vehicles on both sides of the road. Right from the onset of the boundary wall of the complex till the SSP residence, both sides of the roads have vehicles parked haphazardly on either side.

Interestingly, if the employees of contractors are to be believed, the entire road has been given on contract for parking.

“There are no temporary ropes to demarcate areas of road and the pavements, which double up as parking lots,” pointed out Bhupinder Singh, a litigant, on visit to the district courts.

Earlier, the area, where approach road to IIT has come up, was being used as a parking lot. After the work on laying of the road started, visitors and litigants at the courts do not have any option but to park vehicles on the roadside. Taking advantage of this situation, some persons have started charging Rs 10 as parking fees. When confronted, one of the employees of a contractor claimed, “We have got special permission from the Deputy Commissioner to charge for parking of vehicles here. If you don’t want to park here, it is your choice,” he added.

The parking space inside the court premises is so limited that it cannot accommodate vehicles of all the judges and advocates. Last year, the lawyers had a tiff with the district administration over the parking woes. Amicably, it was decided that the administrative complex and judicial complex would have separate entries and traffic of one side would not be allowed to go on to the other side. When contacted, GA to DC Pushpinder Singh Kailey agreed that the visitors were being wrongly asked for parking fees. He said that the administration was developing a rest-house area for parking purposes.



Couple seriously hurt in accident
Tribune News Service

Ropar, November 17
A newly married couple from the Dhanas area of Chandigarh was seriously injured in an accident near Ropar this evening

Surjit Singh and his wife Sukhminder Kaur, who got married a couple of days ago, were coming back from Balachaur and were bound for Chandigarh. When they reached near Ropar, their car collided head on with a Punjab Roadways bus.

Both were rushed to Ropar Civil Hospital with serious head injuries at around 8 pm. The doctors at civil hospital referred them to PGIMER Chandigarh. Till the filing of this report, no case had been registered.



Rash Driving
Truck driver gets one-yr term

Ambala, November 17
Judicial Magistrate, Ambala, Rajinish K Sharma, sentenced a truck driver in a hit and run case to one-year rigorous imprisonment here today.

A motorcyclist, Hari Singh, was killed when the truck driver hit his motorcycle at Ambala Cant. The police had registered a case against truck driver Gul Bahar, a resident of Saharanpur, under Section 279 and 304-A of the IPC on December 19, 2002.

According to prosecution, Hari Singh was travelling on the Ambala- Jagadhri road. In the meantime, a truck coming from the same direction hit his motorcycle. Hari Sigh fell on the road and the truck ran over him instantly killing him on the spot. Gul Bahar did not stop his truck to help the injured. He fled away from the site. Some passerby informed the police. The truck and the driver were intercepted near Saha village.

The Magistrate sentenced Gul Bahar to one-year imprisonment with a fine of Rs 500 under Section 304-A while six months imprisonment for commission of offence under 279 of the IPC. Both the sentences will run concurrently. The Magistrate observed in the order, "Section 304-A death-rash and negligent driving- probation automobiles have become death traps, leniency shown to drivers found to be guilty would be at the risk of further escalation of road accidents." — OC



3 centres set up to amend voters’ list

Ropar, November 17
Three centres have been set up for making amendments in the voters’ list in the district. The primary voters’ list will be available with the election registration-cum-SDM offices of Anandpur Sahib, Ropar and Chamkaur Sahib.

Deputy commissioner Arunjit Singh Miglani said that voters could lodge their complaints at these offices on telephones from 9 am to 5 pm and complaint registers had been assigned at these offices. The Anandpur Sahib office can be contacted at 01887-232036, Ropar officer can be contacted at 01881-22155 and Chamkaur Sahib office at 01881-261600.

He added that those people, who had completed 18 years in 2011,could register their names in the voters’ list till November 27 through form number 6. People should fill form number 001 and submit it with their photograph to get the voters I-card.To rectify an anomaly in the voter I-card, form number 8 should be filled. In case a voter I-card bearer had died or had got married or was transferred, the form number 7 should be duly filled in.

If a voter changes his or her residence within the same constituency as earlier, form number 8 A should be filled and given to the election registration officer concerned or the block-level officer. — TNS



Hotelier Kidnapping case
Case solved, two arrested
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, November 17
With the arrest of two accused, the district police today claimed to have cracked the kidnapping case of a Chandigarh-based hotelier and a student of Khalsa College, Sector 26, Nandan Nagpal, who was kidnapped in June this year.

The two accused have been identified as Kampal Singh and Daljit Singh Bhullar, who have been handed over to the CBI at Ambala today. However, Nagpal’s girlfriend, who studied in the same college, and two other accused were still at large.

Addressing the media, SP Maneesh Chaudhary said the police team, including Sector 14 police station SHO Aman Kumar, Yashwant from the Kurukshetra Police and CIA’s Karamveer, had been successful in nabbing the two accused late last evening.

Chaudhary said the accused during investigation had disclosed that they had kidnapped Nagpal from the Bathinda railway level crossing and had kept him in the basement of a building at Malout. He said Daljit Singh, who purchased sedative injections for his grandmother, used to give the same to Nagpal during the captivity.

It is worth mentioning here that Nagpal, the owner of Midtown Hotel in Sector 35 here, is a son of a commission agent of Malout in Muktsar district and was from an affluent family of the town.

Chaudhary said the accused had demanded Rs 3 crore as ransom and released Nagpal after about four days at Malout. He said it was not clear whether close relatives had paid any ransom to the accused or not. He said the accused had been handed over to the CBI for further investigations.



PCA cashier booked for fraud
Our Correspondent

Mohali, November 17
The police has registered a case against cashier of the Punjab Cricket Stadium (PCA) and others in connection with disappearance of Rs 5.39 lakh from accounts branch of the PCA.

In a complaint to the police, GS Sandhu, chief executive officer, said he had kept more than Rs 7.09 lakh in an almirah of the accounts branch on November 11 in presence of a peon.

The keys were handed over to the receptionist. Next day he found Rs 5.39 lakh missing.

The police has registered a case under Sections 408 and 34 of the IPC. The money had been kept to fund the tour of the Punjab Ranji team.

The police suspects an insider to be involved in the crime.



47-yr-old electrocuted
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 17
One person was electrocuted while his niece was injured when they came in contact with a live wire in Attawa yesterday.

The deceased has been identified as Ramesh (47), a resident of Attawa. According to sources, the mishap took place when Ramesh and his niece, Rama (18), were standing on the roof of Hotel GK President yesterday. They were rushed to the Sector 16 General Hospital. While Rama was discharged after treatment, Ramesh was declared brought dead.

A case under Section 336 of the IPC has been registered against the proprietor of Hotel GK President at the Sector 36 police station.

Water meters stolen

Thieves struck at a block of the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) in Sector 38 West and decamped with five water meters last night.

As a result, water supply was affected to house nos 647, 648, 649, 650 and 651. “Besides, a lot of water was wasted and the street was filled with water when we woke up in the morning,” said Col Parkash Singh Tangra (retd), a resident of the area.

This was not the first such case as three waters meters were stolen in the area a fortnight ago, added Tangra.

With the rise in thefts, residents have demanded to intensify he patrolling in the area.



Man booked under Arms Act

Chandigarh, November 17
The police has registered a case under the Arms Act against Abhimanyu Sharma, a resident of Sector 49, on a complaint of his wife, Seema Sharma.

In her complaint to the police, Seema alleged that her husband had fired one round from his 9mm pistol at her residence on November 13. Fortunately, nobody got injured, she said. The police has recovered a pistol and five live cartridge from the house. The accused is still at large, the police said.

The police has registered a case under Sections 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act and 336 of the IPC against Abhimanyu.


Subhash Chander, a resident of Industrial Area, filed a complaint with the police alleging that someone had stolen Rs 10,000, 200 kg copper, two invertors and batteries from his Plot No. 413 yesterday night. A case under Sections 380 and 457 of the IPC has been registered at the Sector 31 police station.

In the similar incident, Kranti Kumar of Sector 35 alleged that someone had stolen gold ornaments, a camera, a jacket, two sarees and some gift items from his house by breaking the locks yesterday night. The police has registered a case under Sections 380 and 457 of the IPC at the Sector 36 police station.

Vehicles stolen

Rekha Viz of Sector 41 reported that her Activa Honda Scooter (PB-11Y-1351) was stolen from the Sukhna Lake parking on Tuesday.

In another incident, Deepak Dheer of Mohali alleged that someone has stolen his Bajaj Chetak scooter (PB-08-AH-0659) from the IT Park parking.

In a similar incident, Navjot Singh of Sector 39 reported that his Kinetic Honda scooter (CH-01Z-1146) was also stolen from Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, on November 14.

The police has registered different cases under Sections 379 IPC in this regard.



Shweta, Rajbir storm into U-18 singles semis
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 17
Shweta Rana, Riya Bhatia, Rajbir Kaur and Rimpledeep Kaur have moved into the semifinals of the girls’ under-18 singles of the AITA Championship Series Tennis Tournament for the under-14 and under-18 boys and girls being organised by the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA) here today. In the boys’ under-18 singles, Vishvesh Sinha, Fatehdeep Singh, Suraj Beniwal and Dhruv Aggarwal have entered the semifinals of the tournament.


Boys U-14 (singles quarterfinals): Vishu Prasad bt Anurag Nenwani 6-1, 7-5; Dheeranush Bhatti bt Alex Solanki 4-6, 6-3, 6-3; Dhruv Pal bt Tegbir Hara 6-3, 6-3; Sachin Kumar bt Vikas Berwal 6-4, 6-4.

Boys U-18 (singles quarterfinals): Vishvesh Sinha bt Rishabh Dev 7-5, 6-1; Fatehdeep Singh bt Anuj Punjani 6-3, 6-2; Suraj Beniwal bt Rakshit Rishi 6-0, 6-2; Dhruv Aggarwal bt Manoj Sheoran 6-3, 4-6, 6-1.

Girls U-14 (singles quarterfinals):Devanshi Bhimjyani bt Simran Wadhwa 6-2, 6-3; Victoria Chahal bt Charavi Saxena 3-6, 6-3, 6-1; Jahnvi Gupta bt Bhavya Wadhawan 6-4, 7-5; Karman Kaur bt Nandini Sharma 7-5, 6-0.

Girls U-18 (singles quarterfinals): Shweta Rana bt Gundeep Kaur 6-1, 6-2; Riya Bhatia bt Abhilasha Mehra 6-2, 6-0; Rajbir Kaur bt Devanshi Bhimjyani 6-0, 6-2; Rimpledeep Kaur bt Victoria Chahal 6-1, 6-2.

Double boys U-14 (semifinals): Sachin Kumar, Vishnu Prasad bt Vikas Berwal, Dheeranush Bhatti 7-6 (3), 6-1; Sumit Pal, Paramvir Bajwa bt Dhruv Pal, Tegbir Hara 2-6, 6-0, 10-6.

Double boys U-18 (semifinals): Dhruv Aggarwal, Rishi Rakshit bt Rishabh Dev, Harpreet Singh 7-5, 7-5; Manoj Sheoran, Kamal Kishore bt Ajay Yadav, Suraj Beniwal 6-4, 6-4.

Double girls U-18 (semifinals): Rajbir Kaur, Gundeep Kaur bt Karman Kaur, Simran Wadhwa 7-5, 6-2.

Double girls U-18 (quarterfinals):Devanshi Bhimjyani, Bhavya Wadhawan bt Sharishty Dhanda, Dipity Rana 6-0, 6-2; Riya Bhatia, Abhilasha Mehra bt Victoria Chahal, Jahanvi Gupta 6-2, 6-1.



Choi Kwang Do Meet
P’kula shines with 43 gold medals
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 17
Panchkula got first position with 43 silver medals, two silver medals and three bronze medals while Panipat got second position and Kurukshetra secured third position in the Defence Drill in 3rd Haryana State Choi Kwang Do U-10, 14 girls’ and boys’ competition, concluded at War Heroes Stadium, Ambala Cantonment, organised by Haryana Choi Kwang Do Martial Arts.

Students from more than 10 districts of Haryana, including Panchkula, Ambala, Kurukshetra, Panipat participated.

Competition included pattern, speed drill, defence drill and air shield drill.


Defence Drill U-10 Boys’

Weight Category (15-19 Kg): 1st Anant Khosla (silver medal) - Panchkula

Weight Category (20-24 Kg): 1st Samarth Kackria (silver medal) - Panchkula, 2nd Aman Malik (silver medal) - Panipat, 3rd Dharampreet (bronze medal) - Kurukshetra

Weight Category (25-29 Kg): 1st Aashish (silver medal) - Panipat

Weight Category (30-34 Kg): 1st Sunil (silver medal) - Sonipat, 2nd Sohit (silver medal) - Kurukshetra, 3rd Karan (bronze medal) - Panchkula

Weight Category (35-39 Kg): 1st Kritigya Gupta (silver medal) - Panchkula

Air Shield Drill U-10 Boys’

Weight Category (15-19 Kg): 1st Vishnu Abrol (silver medal) - Panchkula

Weight Category (20-24 Kg): 1st Ajay Malik (silver medal) - Panipat, 2nd Tarjeet Singh (silver medal) - Panchkula

Weight Category (30-34 Kg): 1st Yuvraj (silver medal) - Panchkula, 2nd Sahil (bronze medal) - Ambala

Weight Category (35-39 Kg): 1st Aryaman Gupta (silver medal) - Panchkula

Defence Drill U-10 Girls

Weight Category (15-19 Kg): 1st Sonali Malik (silver medal) - Panchkula

Weight Category (20-24 Kg): 1st Diksha Goswami (silver medal) - Panchkula

Weight Category (25-29 Kg): 1st Meghna Sharma (silver medal) - Panchkula, 2nd Rashmi (silver medal) -Panipat

Weight Category (30-34 Kg): 1st Harshita Grewal (silver medal) - Panchkula

Weight Category (35-39 Kg): 1st Ankita Sharma (silver medal) - Panchkula

Air Shield Drill

Weight Category (20-24 Kg): 1st Prabhnoor Kaur (silver medal) - Panchkula

Weight Category (25-29 Kg): 1st Aditi Kaushik (silver medal) - Panchkula

Weight Category (40 Kg and Above): 1st Jahnvi Chauhan (silver medal)- Panchkula

Pattern U-10 Boys’

6-7 Years: 1st Hrithvik Mahajan (silver medal) - Panchkula, 2nd Gaurav (silver medal) - Sonipat

7-8 Years: 1st Hridayesh (silver medal) - Panchkula

8-9 Years: 1st Daksh Goyal (silver medal) - Panchkula, 2nd Shivansh (silver medal) - Ambala

Speed Drill U-10 Boys’

6-7 Years: 1st Bhavya Goyal (silver medal) - Panchkula, 2 Harivansh Kalra (silver medal)

Pattern U-10 Girls’

8-9 Years: 1st Bhimika Banerjee (silver medal) - Panchkula, 2nd Isha (silver Medal)-Ambala

9-10 Years: 1st Geetika Malhotra (silver medal)-Panchkula

Defence Drill U-14 Boys’

Weight Category (20-24 Kg): 1st Prateek Rana (silver medal)-Panchkula

Weight Category (25-29 Kg): 1st Jatin Kaundal (silver medal) - Panchkula, 2nd Dharamveer (silver medal)-Ambala

Weight Category (30-34 Kg): 1st Shahbaz (silver medal) - Panchkula, 2nd Dishant (silver medal)- Sonipat, 3rd Suraj (bronze medal)-Ambala, 4th Sumit (bronze medal)- Ambala

Weight Category (35-39 Kg): 1st Shobhit khurana (silver medal)- Panchkula, 2 Ranjeet (silver medal)- Kurukshetra, 3 Prashant (bronze medal) -Sonipat, 4 Shubham (bronze medal)- Ambala

Weight Category (40-44 Kg): 1st Devesh (silver medal)-Kurukshetra, 2nd Giriraj (silver medal) -Sonipat, 3 Ajay (bronze medal) - Panipat, 4 Deepak (bronze medal) -Panipat

Air Shield Dill U-14 Boys’

Weight Category (20-24 Kg): 1st Aashish (silver medal) - Panchkula

Weight Category (25-29 Kg): 1st Yatharth bansal (silver medal) - Panchkula, 2 Neeraj (silver medal)-Ambala, 3 Sahil (bronze medal) - Panipat

Weight Category (30-34 Kg): 1st Mehul Saini (silver medal) - Panchkula, 2 Harmanjot (silver medal)-Ambala, 3 Armaan (bronze medal)- Ambala

Weight Category (35-39 Kg) 1st Chirag Aggarwal (silver medal) - Panchkula, 2 Pankaj (silver medal) - Yaminagar, 3 Udit (bronze medal) - Panipat, 4 Vicky (bronze medal) - Panipat

Weight Category (40-44 Kg): 1st Anant Shri (silver medal)- Panchkula, 2 Anish (silver medal)- Ambala, 3 Kartik (bronze medal) - Panipat

Pattern U-14 boys

10-11 Years: 1st Aneesh bansal (silver medal) - Panchkula, 2nd Tarun (bronze medal) -Ambala

12-13 Years: 1st Sayansh (silver medal) Panchkula, 2nd Kartik (silver medal)-Kurukshetra, 3 Virender (bronze medal) - Ambala

13-14 Years: 1st Rohan Kaushik (Silver medal)- Panchkula, 2 Sukhwinder (silver medal) -Ambala

Speed Drill U-14 Boys’

13-14 Years: 1 Shirish Goyal (silver medal) Panchkula, 2 Kartik Sangwan (silver medal)

Pattern U-14 Girls’

10-11 Years: 1 Dewanshi garg (silver medal) Panchkula

11-12 Years: 1 Dhriti Jaswal (silver medal) Panchkula 2 Ritu pal (silver medal) Ambala

13-14 Years: 1 Parul Singh (silver medal) Ambala, 2 Poonam (silver medal) Panipat

Defence Drill U-14 boys

Weight Category (45-49 Kg): 1 Manmohan (silver medal)-Kurukshetra, 2 Aniket (silver medal) -Panchkula, 3 Akash (bronze medal) - Panipat

Weight Category (50 kg and above) 1st Sidhant Khosla (silver medal) - Panchkula, 2 Kapil (silver medal)-Ambala, 3 Sahil (bronze medal) - Yaminagar, 4 Ritik (bronze medal)-Kurukshetra

Air Shield Drill U-14 Boys’

Weight Category (45-49 kg): 1st Naman Kalra (silver medal) - Panchkula, 2 Rohit (silver medal)-Kurukshetra

50 kg and above: 1 Arjun Thakur (silver medal) - Panchkula, 2 Chetan (silver medal)-Yamunanagar, 3 Shubham (bronze medal) - Ambala Defence Drill U-14 Girls’

Weight Category (25 -29 kg): 1st Raksha (silver medal) - Panchkula

Weight Category (30-34 Kg): 1st Mehak Abrol (silver medal) -Panchkula

Weight Category (35-39 Kg): 1st Mehak Arora (silver medal) - Panchkula

Weight Category (40-44 Kg): 1st Sapna (silver medal) Panipat.



16 teams for b’ball tournament
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 17
A total of 16 teams from 11 schools are participating in the Lt Col Balraj Singh Memorial Basketball Tournament that started at Gurukul Global School, IT Park, here today.

The tournament is being organised by Gurukul Global in association with New Public School.

“The matches are being conducted in two sessions. While the morning session is being held at Gurukul Global School, New Public School, Sector 18, is playing host to the evening session matches. The valedictory ceremony will take place at Gurukul Global School on November 2,” said Aruna Bhardwaj, principal of Gurukul Global School.



3 selected for athletics meet in Kochi
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, November 17
Three athletes from Bhavan Vidyalaya have been selected for the five-day Central Board of Secondary Education national to be held at Kochi from December 20.

According to a press release, three athletes, including Celeste Goel, Swapnil and Somya Saxena have been selected during the CBSE Cluster XIII that concluded at Sector 46, Chandigarh, on November 15.

Meanwhile, Bhavan Vidyalaya, Panchkula, out passed its competitors in the North and North-East Bhavan Schools Athletics Meet that concluded at Bhavan Vidyalaya on November 14. The school was overall champion at the medal tally with 45 points.

The girls won the championship trophy for their performance. They bagged both 1st and 2nd position in 100mts, 200mts, 400mts and long jump.

The 4,100mts team comprising Celeste Goel, Kamaksh, Swapnil and Shweta won the first prize whereas the boys’ team comprising Ankit Sharma, Sahil, Virat and Abhishek Gulati won the 2nd prize.

Sumrit Shahi bagged 1st position in an elocution event.



Pranshu, Garima clinch singles titles
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 17
Pranshu, CWC, Delhi, and Garima won the singles men and women EFSO Open Table Tennis Tournament that concluded at the TT Hall of GMSS, Sector 23, here today.

Meghna and Yakshak Jindal secured the second position in the women and men’s single event.

In the junior boys and girls’ events, Tarak Roy and Naina secured the first position, while Sunil Sikri and Garima secured the second position in the junior boys and girls’ category, respectively.

Punjab’s Hitesh Dogra and V Andit Salwan secured the first and second position, respectively, in the youth boys’ category. In the veteran singles, Vinay Chopra (CWC, Delhi) and Rakesh Gupta (Chandigarh) secured the first and second position, respectively.

Chief guest Justice Surya Kant gave away the prizes and medals to the winners, in which more than 158 players from Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh took part.


Sub-junior boys (pre-quarterfinals): Shashwat bt Amritpal 11-5, 11-3, 11-7; Paras Jain bt Anmol 2-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-7; Pardeep Shah bt Parik; Shaurya Gupta bt Parth; Mridul bt Pankaj Sidana; Ayush bt Shoen.

Girls’ semifinals: Bhavya bt Radhika; Deebika bt Kanchan and later in the final, Deebika bt Bhavya 11-1, 11- 6, 11-5.

Junior boys 3rd round: Manas bt Parik; Kushal bt Anmol; Manjul bt Shashwat; Arnav bt Abhimayu; Karanbir bt Rishabh; Pankaj bt Shaurya; Kunal bt Bhavik.

Girls (quarterfinals): Naina bt Deebika; Pallavi bt Barbie; Meghna bt Loveena; Garima bt Astha.

Youth boys 2nd round: Saurabh bt Shobit; Harnoor bt Abhishek; Mayank bt Kushal; Abhay bt Rishabh; Sunil Sikri bt Pankaj; Vandit bt Ranjeev; Pulkit bt Harnoor; Piyush bt Rohan.

Women (quarterfinals): Naina bt Loveena; Tina bt Rajeshwari; Meghna bt Praya; Garima bt Nirtosh.

Final: Jr boys winner: Tarak Roy, runner-up: Sunil Sikri.

Youth girls’ winner Naina and runner-up Garima.

Youth boys’ winner Hitesh Dogra (Pb), runner-up Vandit Salwan (Pb).

Women singles winner Garima, runner-up Meghna.

Men singles winner Pranshu (CWC Delhi), runner-up Yakshak Jindal (CWC Delhi).

Veteran singles winner Vinay Chopra (CWC Delhi), runner-up Rakesh Gupta (Chandigarh).



St John’s thrash GMSSS-37 lads
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 17
In a one-sided affair, St John’s High School, Sector 26, thrashed Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 37 (GMSSS-37), by 6-1 on the second day of the Chandigarh Sub-Junior Boys’ Football Championship for Coca Cola Cup held at the Football Stadium, Sector 17, here today.

St John’s boys were better in all departments of the game and dominated the proceeding from the kick off.

Right striker Manraj scored the first goal for his team in the fourth minute of the game with a powerful shot after beating the arrival defence. Soon after right half, Sarfraj of St John’s scored the second goal in the 16th minute after receiving a pass from Manraj.

Stung by two early goals, GMSSS-37 tried to strengthen their defence but failed to do so as right striker Manraj again scored two goals in quick succession with solo effort in the 20th and 30th minutes of the game.

However, GMSSS-37 boys did not lose heart and scored one goal in the 34th minute through their right out Sandeep. At half time, the score was 4-1 in favour of St John’s.

In the second half, St John’s added two more goals in the 55th and 60th minutes through Sarfraj and Gurteshwar.

The second match between St Soldier’s, Sector 28, and DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, was also a one-sided affair, as St Soldier’s beat DAV School by 5-0. Subh Karman (17th minute), Padma (23rd minute), Sumit (26th minute) and Rahul Dahiya (33rd and 34th minutes) were the main scorers for St Soldier’s.

Meanwhile, in the junior boys’ events, St Soldier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 28, beat Stepping Stones School-37 by 5-1 in a well-contested match in the Chandigarh Junior Boys’ Football Championship, which commenced at the Football Stadium, Sector 17, today.

In the first knock out match, both teams played good soccer and the ball remained in the mid field. The right striker, Gautam of Stepping Stones scored the first goal for his team in the 18th minute with solo efforts. St Soldier’s right winder Ashish got a through pass from his right winger Rahul in the 28th minute to equalise the score with a powerful shot beating rival goalkeeper.

Even though Stepping Stones lads tried hard to take a lead, they failed to do so as their strikers could not take shots at the crucial time. The score was 1-1 at half time.

In the second half, St Soldier’s added the second goal in the 20th minute through left winger Balpreet, who scored with a brilliant shot from the top of the dangerous area beating rival goalkeeper. Soon after Rahul scored his individual second and third goal in the 44th and 50th minutes to give 4-1 lead to his team, Sumit scored the fifth goal in the 57th minute to seal the fate of rival and enabling his team to qualify for the league matches.

In the second match, Shishu Niketan Senior Secondary School beat GMSSS-40 by 6-3 in a tiebreaker. The full time score was tied at 2-2.



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