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Woollens given to 100 needy students
Our Correspondent

Bassi Pathana, November 27
The local unit of Bharat Vikas Parishad today organised a declamation contest on “Martyrdom of Guru Teg Bahadur Ji” at Lala Lajpat Rai Senior Secondary School.

Bibi Satwinder Kaur Dhaliwal, chairperson, District Planning Board, was the chief guest, while Sushil Singla, a social worker, presided over.

Students from seven schools of the area participated.

Woollens were given to 100 needy students of Government Primary School, Lala Lajpat Rai School and SD Public School.

Bibi Dhaliwal appreciated the efforts of the parishad in creating awareness among students by organising such functions.

Students of Guru Nanak Public School won the trophy in declamation.



Some among us corrupt: Councillors
Say cremation ground being razed illegally
Tribune News Service

Kharar, November 27
A group of municipal councillors today alleged that their colleagues — members of City Vikas Group — were indulging in corrupt practices and wrongly getting the cremation ground at Mundi Kharar vacated to make way for a commercial complex.

Addressing mediapersons here today, five councillors, including Jai Bhagwan Singla, former MC president, Sukhwant Singh Sukha, Paramjit Kaur, Nirmal Kaur and Roshan Lal, alleged that some MC officials, in connivance with some corrupt officials, have allowed many illegal constructions in various private colonies in Kharar.

Councillors demanding probe against the corrupt officials said officials have made assets worth crores through corrupt practices.

“In 2004, municipal council had passed an agenda that all private colonies should have at least 30-feet wide roads, whereas presently private colonies are being allowed to come up with just 12 feet to 20 feet wide roads,” the councillors alleged.

While the common man is suffering due to corrupt practices but a handful of influential persons were earning crores of rupees through corrupt practices in connivance with MC officials and councillors.

Meanwhile, tension mounted near cremation ground, Mundi Kharar, today where people protested against its razing. Some workers of local political parties raised slogans against the municipal council.

The workers alleged that the civic body was apathetic towards the problems of the common man and have posed a major challenge for them in performing the last rites of their loved ones.



Trying to evade naka, 2 students meet with accident
Tribune News Service

Kurali, November 27
Two students received serious injuries while trying to evade a naka laid by the traffic police on the Siswan road yesterday.

The injured have been identified as Umesh Kumar and Amritpal Singh. The onlookers said the duo sped their bike after spotting a naka on the road and their bike hit a car coming from the opposite direction.

The students were going towards Khijrabad from Kurali. The reason why the students were trying to evade the naka could not be established. Police officials said action would be initiated in this regard after recording statements of eye-witnesses and the injured.



Government’s negligence delays project
Hemant Kumar

Kalka, November 27
The project of setting up an information technology (IT) block at Government Post Graduate College, Kalka, which was hanging fire since more than one year has been delayed for indefinite time due to negligent attitude of the government and the department of education.

An information sought by a member of Shivalik Vikas Manch from the department of directorate higher education, under the RTI Act, regarding the project of setting up of the IT block, revealed that the department had not issued any aid for the construction of the IT block in the college.

The construction work was expected to be started in the first quarter of last year. But the project has been kept in lurch by the public works department, which has not seen the light of the day till date.

A delegation of the area had met Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda in this connection last year and had submitted a memorandum seeking issuance of directives to the authorities concerned.

Sources of the Government College revealed that the project of setting up of IT block includes 10 computer labs with the capacity of 30 computers each, a seminar room with capacity of 100 persons, two Edusat rooms of with capacity 100 students each, nine server rooms and a generator room.

The IT block would be the first of its kind in Haryana. After the completion of the project, 600 students would be able to work on computers under one roof, added sources.



Project yet to see light of day 
National Institute of Fashion Technology at Pinjore
Our Correspondent

Kalka, November 27
The project of setting up a National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) in Pinjore is yet to see light of the day.

The project has been lying pending for more than a year now. The Ministry of Central Textile had given its nod and had provided 30 acres of panchayati land for the project.

Sources said the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Tourism, Government of Indian, in July, 2009, had asked the Minister of State for Textiles to approve the project of setting up the fashion institute in Pinjore.

The minister had forwarded the request to the Haryana Chief Minister.

According to NIFT’s policy, funds for setting up the institute need to be released by the state government.

A proposal regarding the provision of 10 acres and ` 58.65 crore was submitted to the state government, but it failed to release the grant.

Members of the Shivalik Vikas Manch said that they had written a letter to Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda to take up the issue and release the funds.



Vehicle stolen from grain market
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 27
Taseen Malik, a resident of Sector 16, filed a complaint with the police alleging that his Bolero Jeep (HR 68 7786) was stolen from the grain market, Sector 26, on the night of November 24. A case under Section 379, IPC, has been registered at the police station-26.

Held for theft

The police arrested Gopal Prasad, a resident of Kajheri village, on the complaint of Shivbahadur Yadav of the same village after the former was allegedly caught red-handed while stealing the complainant’s bicycle from his house on the intervening night of November 26 and 27. A case under Sections 380, 457 and 411 of the IPC has been registered.



80-yr-old woman killed

Chandigarh, November 27
An 80-year-old woman, Yamuna Devi, was killed in a road accident here this afternoon. Yamuna, a resident of Dadu Majra Colony, received head injuries when the rickshaw on which she was travelling along her son Ram Lal was hit by a motorcycle, being ridden by Rahul, from behind on the road separating Sectors 36 and Sector 42.

Yamuna Devi was shifted to the GMSH, Sector 16, where she was declared brought dead, while her son escaped with minor injuries. A case has been registered. — TNS



4 cops hurt in accident

Chandigarh, November 27
Four Chandigarh police constables sustained injuries when the two motorbikes they were riding were knocked down by a Trax jeep at Sector 26 here late this eveing.

The constables — Sumedh, Narender and Navin (one unidentified) — were going towards Khalsa College from Sector 7 on two motorbikes when a Trax jeep, being driven by Jitender, hit their vehicles around 10.30 pm.

The injured were taken to the GMSH, Sector 16, where the condition of one of the them was said to be critical. The police has rounded up the driver of the jeep. All four constables were new recruits in the force. — TNS



84 vehicles challaned for traffic offences
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 27
To curb the tendency of driving unauthorised vehicles with incomplete documents and to make the city pollution-free, the State Transport Authority, UT, during the week starting November 22 has challaned/impounded 84 vehicles of different categories.

The department challaned 21 auto-rickshaws, seven school buses and one driving school car besides impounding two sleeper buses, 25 auto-rickshaws and 28 trucks for various offences.

During the week, the department recovered Rs 2,35,800 as fine from impounded vehicles as well as challans.



Kang fires birdie for title
Our Golf Correspondent

Chandigarh, November 27
Col JS Kang Jr fired a birdie on the third hole to clinch the 65-70 age-group title as more than 160 senior citizens of the tricity fought it out for various titles at stake in the Fortis Happy Heart Golf Tournament played on the par-72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club here today.

The tournament was aimed at creating awareness among senior citizens on keeping their heart healthy, especially during the winter season and the perils related to the heart because of the cold weather.

The game was played on the stableford format according to the player’s handicap.

There were five categories according to age group — 65 to 70 years, 71 to 75 years, 76 to 80 years, 81 to 85 years, and 86 years & above. There was also a special category for senior lady golfers. The entire field played nine holes.

On precautions one should take during winter, Dr Deepak Puri, senior consultant, cardiac surgery, Fortis Hospital, said: “Winter brings its set of challenges for the heart, especially in the elderly. If one is aware of the symptoms of a heart attack, it is easier to save oneself or a family member from permanent damage of the heart.”

Hospital director Col HS Chehal was among the contingent from the hospital.

On the overall benefits of the game, Colonel Chehal said: “Playing golf regularly not only helps you improve your score on the links but it’s also a great way to get the regular exercise that all adults need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. A single game of golf can burn up to a 1,000 calories, which is a great way to stay in shape and burn off excess fat. A game of golf gets the blood flowing and increases your heart rate, making golf a wonderful cardio-vascular exercise. A regular round of golf is a great way to stay in shape and work out your muscles on a regular basis.”

The results: 65 to 70 years: 1 Col JS Kang, 2 Col SS Gill; 70-75 years: 1 Col APS Grewal, 2 Brig ZS Khosa; 76-80 years: 1 Capt JS Sahi, 2 Col US Rana; 81-85 years: 1 Brig WS Chaudhary, 2 JS Aurora; 86 years and above: 1 Brig SS Chaudhary, 2 Sqn Ldr JS Gill.

Ladies: 1 Dalbir Sahi, 2 Pramila Chari; Nearest to pin: 14th hole: RS Gill; Straight drive: MIS Sodhi; Longest drive: Brig HS Nanda (68 years) 241 yards, Col JS Kang Sr (71 years) 208 yards and Brig SS Chaudhary (87 years) 168 yards; Ladies longest drive: Dalbir Sahi 162 yards.



SGGS-26 fencers claim PU title
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 27
SGGS College, Sector 26, Chandigarh, won the Panjab University Inter-College Fencing (Men) Championship by defeating SGGS Khalsa College, Mahilpur, by 47 points in the finals held on the university campus here today.

Panjab University Campus, Chandigarh, SGGS Khalsa College, Mahilpur, and Malwa College, Bondali, Samrala, secured second, third and fourth positions with 21, 12 and 10 points, respectively.

The results: Foil team: 1 SGGS College, Sector 26, (Varinder, Rajinder, Pankaj & Mukesh); 2 SGGS Khalsa College, Mahilpur, (Natish, Zakir, Parvinder & Vinay); 3 Malwa College, Bondali, Samrala (Sonu, Harpal, Rakesh & Satnam) and PU Campus, Chandigarh, (Binit, Nishant, Sunit & Sarvpreet).

Sabre team: 1 SGGS College, Sector 26, (Kailash, Mukesh, Rajan & Surjeet); 2 PU Campus (Binit, Nishant, Sunit & Joginder); 3 SGGS Khalsa College, Mahilpur, (Rahul, Gurjit, Ipaldeep & Gurjant) and Malwa College, Bondali, Samrala (Satnam, Sant Ram & Ravi).

Epee team: 1 SGGS College, Sector 26, (Varinder, Rajinder, Pankaj & Kailash); 2 Malwa College, Bondali, Samrala (Sonu, Harpal, Rakesh & Satnam); 3 SGGS Khalsa College, Mahilpur, (Natish, Parvinder, Ipaldeep & Sumit) and PU Campus (Khushkaranjot, Joginder & Sarvpreet).

Foil individual: 1 Pankaj (SGGS College); 2 Binit (PU Campus); 3 Zakir Hussain (SGGS Khalsa College) and Rajinder (SGGS College).

Sabre individual: 1 Binit (PU Campus); 2 Mukesh (SGGS College); 3 Joginder (PU Campus) and Ipaldeep (SGGS Khalsa College).

Epee individual: 1 Rajinder (SGGS College); 2 Pankaj (SGGS College), 3 Saravpreet (PU Campus) and Khushkaranjot (PU Campus). 



Haryana forced to follow on

Chandigarh, November 27
Replying to Punjab’s first innings total of 277 runs, Haryana were forced to follow on as they were bundled out for 97 runs in 47.2 in the first innings in the U-16 Vijay Merchant Trophy at Patiala today.

Anuj was the only Haryana batsman to face Punjab bowlers with some courage and scored 32 runs. For Punjab, Sidharth Sharma scalped four wickets for 22 runs.

Karan Kaila (2 for 15), Arpit Singh (1 for 16) and Sandeep Singh (1 for 14) were the other wicket-takers.

Following on, Haryana scored 120 runs for the loss of two wickets in 50 overs in their second innings. Anish Jain hit 45 runs while Satayam Sharma scored 56 for their team today. For Punjab, Karan Kaila (1 for 28) and Sidharth Sharma (1 for 20) were the main wicket-takers. — TNS



1-wkt win for DP Azad Academy A
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 27
Desh Prem Azad Cricket Academy (DPACA) A defeated DPACA B team by one wicket in the Weekend Cricket Tournament for U-12 at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, here today.

After winning the toss, DPACA B elected to bat first and scored 155 runs for the loss of eight wickets in 35 overs.

Saksham Katoch 60 n.o. and Arjun Aggarwal 47 were the main contributors for their team.

For DPACA A, Azadvur Singh was the main wicket-ticker scalping two wickets for 20 runs.

Chasing the victory target, DPACA A scored 157 runs for the loss of nine wickets in 34.5 overs. Akash Sharma 60 n.o. and Nitin 25 were the main scorers.

Amul was the main wicket-taker, claiming two for 26 runs.

Brief scores: Desh Prem Azad Cricket Academy B: 155 for 8 in 35 overs (Bhupinder Aggarwal 10, Saksham Katoch 60 n.o, Arjun Aggarwal 47; Azadbir Singh 2 for 20)

Desh Prem Azad Cricket Academy A: 157 for 9 in 34.5 overs (Nitin 25, Akash Sharma 60 n.o; Amul 2 for 26).



Sezzal routs Simrat 3-0
Tribune News Service

Mohali, November 27
Sezzal of Manav Mangal Smart School secured the first position after beating Simrat of Saupin’s School 3-0 in the cadet girls group during the Mohali District Table Tennis Championship being held at The Millennium School here today.

Rahul of The Millennium School beat Angad 3-1 in the quarterfinals.

About 70 students from various schools of Mohali, including The Millennium School, Manav Mangal Smart School, Saupin’s School, Shemrock School and Shishu Niketan are participating in the championship. Results: Jagmeet (Shemrock) beat Gursanjam (Manav Mangal); Akshat (Shemrock) beat Aryan 3-0; cadet boys final: Adib (Manav Mangal) beat Paramveer (Saupin’s) 3-1; cadet girls final: Sezzal (Manav Mangal) beat Simrat (Saupin’s) 3-0; third position holder: Alisha Jindal (Millennium); sub-junior girls: Harmanjot (Manav Mangal) beat Simrat (Manav Mangal) 3-0; 3-4th position match: Nistha (Shemrock) beat Jasmine (Shemrock) 3-1.



Innings win for Baroda
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, November 27
Continuing with their dismal performance, Punjab lost to Baroda by an innings and 55 runs in the Ranji Trophy league stage of Elite Group B match held at Moti Bagh Stadium, Vadodara, today.

With an overnight total of 80 for 4, Punjab soon ran into trouble as their overnight batsman Vishwas Bhalla was trapped by Vohra for 20. Their woes were further compounded as Karan Goel and MS Goni perished without troubling the scorers with teams total reading as 83 for 7 in 30.3 overs.

Sarul Kanwar, who had single handedly held the first innings together with a scintillating century, was also disposed of by Vohra after making a valiant 45 off 63 balls studded with eight boundaries. Thereafter, Jaskaran Singh wielded the long handle and made 25 off 38 balls crisscrossed with three boundaries and one six. Punjab innings terminated at 118 in 43.3 overs with the dismissal of Jaskaran Singh. Baroda bowlers never allowed any leniency to Punjab batsmen and were in return rewarded handsomely in term of wickets as they bowled fine line and length. MY Vohra (4 for 35) and SD Vohra (3 for 40) were the pick of the bowlers with BA Bhatt (2 for 24) sharing the spoils.

With this win, Baroda got six points, whereas Punjab could not log any point. Punjab with two points from four outings are presently at the bottom of the league table in Elite B Group. They will take on Orissa in the next encounter starting from December 1.

Brief score: Punjab (two innings): 118 for all in 43.2 overs (Sarul Kanwar 45, Vishwas Bhalla 20, Jaskaran Singh 25, SD Vohra 3 for 40, MY Vohra 4 for 35 and BA Bhatt 2 for 24). 



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