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2,088 students walk proud with degrees
Tribune News Service

Ambala, December 20
MM Mulana University held its annual convocation ceremony here today.A total of 2,088 graduates and postgraduate students of various streams were conferred upon degrees.Justice Rajesh Bindal from Punjab and Haryana High Court was the chief guest while Justice Laxmi Narain Mittal of Punjab and Haryana High Court was the guest of honour.

Justice Bindal said students were the future of the country and mirror of the society and they must not adopt shortcut ways to grow. He said they should excel in their life with hard work.

Citing examples of eminent personalities like Mahatma Gandhi and Vivekanand, he said students should follow the path shown by such persons.

Dr SG Damle, Vice-Chancellor of the university, said it was the occasion of pleasure for students as well as the organisation.

Students of MTech ,MSc , BTech, MCA, MBA, MBBS, MDS, BDS, BHM and CT, MPT, BPT, MSc (N), BSc (N), PBBSc (N), MPharma, BPharma, MEd, BEd streams of MM Institutes were given certificates.

Besides, principals and faculty of MM Institutes, secretary Sanjeev Garg, member of the MM Trust Menakshi Garg, treasurer Vishal Garg, MD LC Gupta, DG RP Vajpayee, registrar, Harish Sharma were also present.

Caption: Justice Rajesh Bindal of Punjab and Haryana High Court inaugurates the annual convocation at Mulana University in Ambala on Monday.



Experts share success mantra with students
Tribune News Service

Patiala, December 20
A team of foreign delegates and industry experts comprising Ula Razmuk, an HR expert from Poland, Ariane and Julia, psychologists from Germany, today gave tips to students of Budha Dal Public School regarding significance of working in team and taking initiative to illustrate leadership skills in career and life.

Experts interacted with students during a one-day workshop organised by Chandigarh-based training and career development company Future Weavers.

A former employee of Quark and Microsoft Sudhir Singh and a former employee of Google Gagan Gill shared their experiences and gave tips to students on how to be successful in life.

“We are planning to conduct a series of workshops in various schools in Patiala. The focus will be on personality and mental development of students,” said Sudhir Singh, director of Future Weavers.

Sudhir further said while working in top most companies of the world, he realised that students, who enter the cut throat competitive corporate world, are not ready and have to invest initial two-three years to learn basic skills.

Gagan Gill, co-founder of the Future Weavers said: “It’s an honest effort from our side to bring the best from our region and help students outshine and achieve their goals.”


Woman accuses in-laws of harassment
Our Correspondent

Dera Bassi, December 20
A woman from Dera Bassi, who was married at Radour, Haryana, at a press conference today, alleged that her husband, father-in-law and mother-in-law harassed her for dowry and her husband took divorce from her on pretext of false allegations.

Mamta Rani, daughter of Mangat Ram and resident of Preet Nagar, Dera Bassi, had filed a complaint with the SSP, Mohali, so that a case could be registered against husband Dharmveer, father-in-law Gulzar Singh, mother-in-law Salochna and brother-in-law Rajesh Kumar for demanding dowry and Dharamveer for divorcing her on the pretext of false allegation. She said that she was married to Dharmveer on March 11, 2007. She presented the copies of the complaint written to the SSP, Mohali, on July 21, 2010 against her husband and other family members for action. Father and brother of Mamta Rani who were also present at the press conference alleged that Mamata’s husband and father-in-law had been demanding dowry and harassing

Mamta Rani has asked the Mohali SP to take action against her husband and in-laws after registering a case. Meanwhile Dharmveer and Gulzar Singh respectively had refuted the charges of Mamta and stated that she had agreed to divorce and lived in their house at her own wish. 



Commission agents want bills cleared
Surinder Bhardwaj

Bassi Pathana, December 20
Strong resentment prevails among commission agents against procurement agencies Punsup and Markfed for not clearing their commission and labour charges along with the payment of paddy procured.

During a meeting under the presidentship of Surinder Singh here today, they urged the government to clear their bills as it had become difficult for them to pay labourers and farmers from their pocket.

In a press note, Rajesh Singla said they had met Food and Civil Supply Minister Adesh Partap Singh Kairon before the commencement of the paddy procurement season and he had promised to clear their bills along with the bills for procurement.

Urging the minister to fulfil his promise, he rued that the bills had been pending with some government procurement agencies for the last two months and repeated requests to officials had fallen on deaf ears.



Death anniversary of Communist leader observed
Our Correspondent

Dera Bassi, December 20
Death anniversary of the Communist leader Balwant Singh Dappar was observed at Dappar village last night.Various plays were presented that had shown the economic and social condition of the poor families. Play “Jakhmi Kambhan di Parwaz” and “Planning” showed the condition of poor families and called upon for struggle against exploitation by capitalist forces.

Tributes were also paid to the Communist leader. CPI leader Bant Singh Brar said: “We should learn from the ideology of Balwant Singh, who fought for the genuine rights of the poor. Jaswant Singh, Jaspal Singh and Karm Chand also paid tributes.



Memo submitted to Tourism Minister

Kalka, December 20
The members of Block Congress, Pinjore, submitted a memorandum to OP Jain, Minister of Tourism, Hospitality, Transport and Civil Aviation, Haryana, regarding lack of bus services during his visit to fifth Heritage Festival at Yadavindra Gardens, Pinjore.

Achhru Ram Sharma, president of the Block Congress Committee said the memorandum stated that a local bus service should be started between Kalka and Madhanwala and Chandigarh, as there was lack of bus services especially after 6 pm. The memorandum also sought restarting of bus service between Kalka and Zirakpur, Kalka and Morni and between Kalka and Naraingarh, which were earlier discontinued. — OC



Night Food Street
Be reasonable with prices, observes HC
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 20
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today made clear that it wanted the authorities concerned to ensure the ingredient of reasonableness was added to the dishes served on a platter at the night food street in Sector 14 here.

The verbal observations made by the high court in this regard were expected to go a long way in dousing the simmering discontent among residents forced to dish out more for the foodstuff. The development was significant as the element of exorbitance had left a sour taste in the mouth of visitors.

As the matter came up for hearing this afternoon, Justice Surya Kant and Justice Ajay Tewari asserted verbally that the location of the night food street warranted offering of the foodstuff at reasonable rates. The Judges observed that the night food street catered not only to students, but also to attendants of patients at the PGI.

The observations were made verbally and could not be construed as expression of opinion on the merits of the case by the Bench. After taking suo motu cognisance of a news report on high prices being allegedly charged by shopkeepers at the night food street, the high court had earlier issued a notice of motion to the UT administration.

Placing on record the news report, the Chief Justice had earlier asserted, “If the facts appearing in the news item are correct, the matter deserves to be looked into in the public interest jurisdiction of the court.”

The night food street had come into existence some two years back and was providing foodstuff at nominal rates to Panjab University students and attendants of patients at the PGI. But the rising prices had left the residents bitter, the Chief Justice had observed in reference to the news report.

Making clear its stand on the issue this afternoon, the municipal corporation, in its affidavit, asserted that the concept of subsidised food was never the basis of establishing the night food street. The intention was to provide hygienic food to residents after all eateries pulled down their shutters for the night.

The MC Joint Commissioner, in the affidavit placed through UT senior standing counsel Sanjay Kaushal, said the decision of allotting eight kiosks was taken at a meeting of the Finance and Contract Committee meeting on October 23, 2008, but it was nowhere mentioned in the agenda that the street was for providing food at low rates.

He said the site was approved since basic requirements of a storm pipeline and a water supply line were available by the university boundary wall. Taking on record the affidavit, the Bench gave Kaushal three weeks to seek further instructions.



Woman held with 1-kg ‘ganja’
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 20
The operation cell of the Chandigarh Police arrested a 26-year-old woman with one-kilogram of ‘ganja’.The accused has been identified as Durgavati, alias Tana. The police received secret information that drugs were being sold in Colony No. 4 following which it arrested the accused. 

Acting on a complaint, a special team led by inspector Kewal Krishan conducted a search operation in the colony. During the search, a woman carrying a bag tried to flee on seeing the police party. A lady constable chased and nabbed her.

On searching her bag, the police recovered one-kilogram of ganja from her bag. . The value of the drug is estimated to be Rs 25,000. A case under Section 15 of the NDPS Act has been registered against her. The accused is a mother of three. She will be produced before a court tomorrow.



Thieves decamp with cash, jewellery

Nayagaon, December 20
Thieves decamped with jewellery and cash after breaking into a locked flat at Dasmesh Nagar in Naya Gaon on Sunday evening.In his complaint to the police, the owner of the house, Hardev Singh, said he went to attend a religious function in Himachal Pardesh along with his family on Friday.

The theft came to light when he returned on Sunday evening and found the house ransacked. He claimed that Rs 40,000 and gold jewellery were found missing. He submitted his compliant along with details of missing things to the police. — TNS



Hospital raided, doctor arrested
Tribune News Service

Zirakpur, December 20
A team of district health officials and the police raided the BK Hospital, situated on the Ambala-Chandigarh highway, here today. The team raided the private hospital around 4:30 pm. A machine and other tools, that were to be used for abortion, were seized.

The police said Dr BK Sandhu, who had retired from the Army, was arrested and booked for conducting abortion without permission.

Dr Meena Hardip, SMO of the Civil Hospital at Dera Bassi, stated that the hospital was not registered to conduct medical termination of pregnancy.



Shri Shri beat BTS by 9 runs
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 20
Shri Shri Cricket Academy, Panchkula, registered their first win, beating BTS Cricket Academy by 9 runs in a pool B match of the Under-14 Haier Cup Cricket Tournament, played at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, here, today.

Shri Shri Academy gave a target of 149 runs in 40 overs but the BTS team were all out on 139 in 34.1 overs.

Earlier, after choosing to field first, BTS bowlers demonstrated some fine bowling spells with good line and length. Shri Shri batsman Shourya played a patient innings of 39 runs off 61 balls. Pawan gave him the required support with his 22 off 34 whereas Himanshu contributed 14 off 16 to help their team to post a total of 148 runs in the stipulated 40 overs.

For BTS, Parvesh claimed three for 40 in 7 overs. In reply, BTS innings started on a positive note with Parvesh’s steady innings of 36 runs in 60 balls. Shubham also played well to score 26 runs in 29 balls but after both Pravesh and Shubham got out, other wickets kept falling at regular intervals. The team was restricted at 139 in 34.1 overs.

For the Shri Shri team, Himanshu took 3 for 26 while Pawan and Yatarath claimed two wickets each for 14 and 11 runs, respectively.

The tournament is being organised by the Chandigarh Cricket Association affiliated to the Haryana Cricket Association.

Brief Score

Shri Shri: 148 for 7 in 40 overs (Shourya 39, Pawan 22, Pravesh 3 for 40, Shubham 1 for 10).

BTS: 139 all out in 34.1 overs (Pravesh 36, Shubham 24, Himanshu 3 for 26, Pawan 2 for 14, Yatarth 2 for 11).

Tomorrow's match: APJ vs YPS at MCA at 9.30 am.



Panchkula seniors clinch top honours
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, December 20
Panchkula roller hockey senior boys team brought laurels by winning top honours in the 24th Sushil Kumar Memorial Haryana State Roller Skating Championship, which concluded on December 19 at Faridabad.

The team beat Karnal team by 4-2 to lift the trophy.The junior boys team finished as runnersup in the roller hockey event.

Putting up a good show, Panchkula skaters clinched as many as 21 medals (five gold, nine silver and seven bronze) in the meet. As many as 548 skaters from 15 districts of the state participated in the event.

Out of the total 21 medals, won by Panchkula district, local Rolling Tigers Academy skaters have clinched as many as 13 medals.

On the basis of their performance in the meet, Aryanpal and Adhiraj Kundlas of St. Xavier’s School, Sector 20, Chhavi Bishnoi of The Gurukul, Sector 20, and Kunal Bansal of Typhoon Riders have been selected for the national games to be held at Vishakhapattnam from January 6. Rohit Bajaj from DAV College, Sector 10, who has won as many as four medals (one gold, one silver and two bronze), is another probable for the forthcoming national games.

Results of Haryana State Games are as under:

8-10 boys(quads): Adhiraj Kundlas (gold in rink 2, silver in rink 1 and silver in road race), Aryan Pal Singh (gold in rink 2A and silver in rink 2) of St. Xavier’s School;

8-10 boys inline: Harsh Gupta (silver in rink 3) of The Gurukul, Love Verma (bronze in rink 4) of Shishu Niketan School;

10-12 boys quads: Siddharth Jain (silver in rink 2A and bronze in road race) of Shishu Niketan School;

10-12 boys inline: Anuj Sud (silver in rink 4),

10-12 girls inline: Chhavi Bishnoi (silver in rink 3, silver in rink 4 and bronze in road race) of The Gurukul, Sector 20, Panchckula;

14-16 boys quads: Kunal Bansal (gold in rink 1, gold in rink 2 and gold in road race) of St. Kabir School;

14-16 girls quads: Aakrita (bronze in rink 2 and bronze in rink 2A),

Above 16 boys quads: Rohit Bajaj (silver rink 2, bronze in rink 2A and bronze in road race).

In Hockey, Panchkula senior team won the gold medal defeating Karnal in the final and Panchkula junior team got the silver medal.



St Xavier’s emerge winner
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, December 20
Hosts St Xavier’s School, Panchkula, emerged winner in the boys section, beating DPS, Pinjore, with a margin of nine points (39-30) in the 2nd Yuva Basketball Tournament held on the school premises here today.

Shahbaz with his 18 points finished as the highest scorer for the winning team. He was followed by Jannat, who scored 15 points.

For the DPS team, Karan Malik scored 18 points out of the team’s total 30. Adhiraj Singh scored seven points in the course.

In the girls’ section, LFCS, Panchkula, beat St Xavier’s, Panchkula, 19-12 to lift the trophy. For the LFSC Sarovar scored eight points, followed by Palak with four points. For the runners-up, Sakshi and Rebecca contributed five points each.

The tournament was organised by the Yuva Sports Club and St Xavier’s High School, Panchkula.

Semifinal results:

Boys: St Xavier’s, Panchkula, bt LFCS, Panchkula, 40-28 (best scorer for LFCS: Mayank (10) and Tushar (8); for St Xavier’s: Shahbaz (20), Rachit (9).DPS, Pinjore, bt Banyan Tree, Chandigarh, 30-22 (best scorer for Banyan Tree: Ajeet (15); for DPS, Pinjore: Karan (14), Ahiraj (5).



Handball trials

Chandigarh, December 20
The Chandigarh Handball Association will conduct trials on December 22 to select the team for the 39th Senior (Men) National Handball Championship to be held at Indore from December 28 to January 2. Interested players must report at the handball coaching centre, Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, on December 22. — TNS



St Kabir Trophy Saupin’s thrash DAV-15
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 20
In a one sided affair, Saupin’s School, Sector 32, thrashed DAV-15 team by 117 runs in the league match of the under-12 St. Kabir Tophy, being played at Kabir School ground, Sector 26, here, today.

In another match, hosts St. Kabir team drubbed St.Soldier-28 by 84 runs.In the first match played today, a fine knock of 66 runs off 48 by Varun enabled Saupin’s team to post 171 runs for 4 in 20 overs.

Apart from Varun, Anhad contributed 16 runs. Ritik from DAV took one wicket for 13 runs.In reply, DAV team gave up on meagre 54 runs in 13.5 overs. Vishwajeet was the only batsman, who showed some resistance with 20 runs. Gaurav proved top wrecker by sending three batsmen back to pavilion for 1 run whereas Prithvi and Harman took two wickets each for 5 and 16 runs, respectively.

Brief Scores

Saupin’s: 171 for 4 in 20 overs (Varun 66, Anhad 16, Ritik 1 for 13).

DAV-15: 54 all out in 13.5 overs (Vishwajeet 20, Gaurav 3 for 1, Gaurav 3 for 1, Prithvi 2 for 5).

In the second match, St Kabir batted first and hit a total of 145 runs in the allotted 20 overs. Ekansh Dhull and Shivang Saini made identical 26 runs each. Anirudh Tandon scored 23 off 28.

For the St Soldier’s team, Rohit Malik picked 1 for 9.

In reply, St Soldier team was bundled out for 61 runs. Only Sohrab Singh managed to reach double figure with 11 runs.

For St Kabir team, Shivanshu, Chirag, Shreyas, Shivang claimed two wickets each.

St Kabir: 145 for 6 in 20 overs (Ekansh 26, Shivang 26, Anirudh 23, Rohit 1 
for 9)

St Soldier: 61 all out in 13.5 overs (Sohrab 11, Shivanshu 2 for 7, Shreyas 2 for 7)



Tennis Double delight for Rohit

Mohali, December 20
Rohit Dhiman of the Total Tennis Academy clinched double crown in The British Total Tennis Tournament for juniors held at The British Total Tennis Academy, Sector 70, here today.

Results: Boys’ U-10 finals (singles): Arshav Kumar bt Manveer 4-0,4-2.

Boys’ U-12 12 finals (singles): Aditya Kansal bt Sohrabh Singh 6-4, 6-2.

Boys’ U-14 finals (singles): Rohit Dhiman bt Nikhil Sandhu 6-2,6-4.

Girls’ U-14 finals (singles): Nehmat Aulakh bt Jasmine 6-4, 7-5.

Boys’ U-14 doubles (finals): Rohit Dhiman & Manveer bt Kashish Sehgal & Chandan 6-2,6-4. — TNS



Asian Games: 64 sportspersons to be felicitated
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, December 20
About 64 sportspersons from the state who brought laurels to the country in the recently concluded Asian Games in Guangzhou would be felicitated by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda at Indradhanush Auditorium in Sector 5 on November 22.

Director-General of Sports OP Singh, who was in the city today to inspect the preparations being made at the auditorium, said that to make the programme interesting many cultural items have been added to the programme.

Rehearsals for orchestra mimicry show, recitals of flute, guitar and ragini besides western music was going on at the auditorium.

Singh said that winners of gold, silver and bronze medals would be awarded cash prizes of Rs 25 lakh, Rs 15 lakh and 10 lakh respectively. Their coaches would also be awarded with cash awards of Rs 3 lakh, 2 lakh and 1 lakh. Twelve gold medallists, including boxer Vijender Singh, eight silver medallists, including shooter Gagan Narang and eight bronze medallists, including athlete Krishna Punia will be honoured.

All the players of the state, who participated in the Asian Games but did not win medals, will also be awarded cash prize of Rs 3 lakh each, he added.

He said that hunt for talented sportspersons had already been launched as per the new sports policy of the state government and added that thousands of players from rural areas were getting training in various sports events. He said the government was spending lakhs of rupees in order to provide proper environment, dress, kits and diets to these players.



Tarundeep, Jairaj share best cards in junior golf
Our Golf Correspondent

Chandigarh, December 20
Tarundeep Chadha and Jairaj Singh Sandhu shared the best score of six over 78 each as they clinched the A and B category titles, respectively, in the third tournament of the Junior Golf Mission 2016 played on the greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club here today.

For Tarundeep it was a virtual cakewalk with his nearest rival Prabhdeep S. Ghai finishing 15 strokes behind at 93 to occupy the second slot. In the B category, Jairaj Singh Sandhu was four strokes better than second-placed Feroze Singh Grewal.

Karandeep Kochhar carded a 13-over 85 score to triumph in the C category with Jaiveer Singh Sandhu finishing three strokes behind at 88. The winner in the D category was Aadil Bedi, who carded a score of 44 in a nine-hole competition.

A total of 55 juniors teed off braving the cold and windy conditions.

CGC president BS Gill, who gave away the prizes, said:" We are very happy to see such a good response to all the three junior tournaments we have conducted so far. Our prime focus remains the 2016 Olympics".

Capt GS Ghuman, chairman of the tournaments committee, said: "Two more junior tournaments will be conducted over the next three months". Chandigarh Golf Club Academy joint director Ajay Gujral was happy at the commitment shown by the management in the promotion of junior golf.

The scores: A category - Tarundeep Chadha 78, Prabhdeep S. Ghai 93, Angad Aulakh 96;

B category - Jairaj Singh Sandhu 78, Feroz Singh Grewal 82, Ikradeep S. Ghai 83;

C category - Karandeep Kochhar 85, Jaiveer Singh Sandhu 88;

D category - Aadil Bedi 44, Ekamveer Singh Guron 47.



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