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Jaskaran, Anita adjudged best athletes
Tribune News Service

Patiala, February 3
Jaskaran Singh and Anita were adjudged best athletes among boys and girls, respectively on the concluding day of the two-day annual athletics meet of Government Mohindra College. Patiala IG Paramjit Singh Gill gave away prizes to the winners.

Dr Darshan Singh, head, physical education department of the college, read out the sports report.

During the athletics meet, more than 500 students participated in 17 track and 12 field events.

Results: Boys 10,000m: Shiv Kumar 1, Gurdeep Singh 2 and Vinod Kumar 3; boys 5,000m: Shiv Kumar 1, Ram Pratap 2 and Jaskarn 3; boys 400m: Jaspreet 1, Shiv Kumar 2 and Jaskarn 3; boys 200m: Jaspreet Singh 1, Jaskaran Singh 2 and Raj Kumar 3; high jump boys: Gurbhan Singh 1, Priya Deep Singh 2 and Sukhdeep Singh 3; javelin throw boys: Jagwinder Singh 1, Jaspreet Singh 2 and Puran Singh 3; hammer throw boys: Rannsharanjeet Singh 1, Davinder 2 and Karam Singh 3; girls 800m: Rajni 1, Mani 2 and Sonia Kumari 3; girls 400m: Anita 1, Rajni 2 and Mani 3; long jump girls: Anita 1, Kamaljeet Kaur 2 and Pooja 3; high jump girls: Gurpreet Kaur 1, Anita 2 and Sonia 3; javelin throw girls: Rimple 1, Harpreet Kaur 2 and Renu Kumari 3.



Baliali village sarpanch arrested
Tribune News Service

Kharar, February 3
The police has arrested Kulwant Singh Baliali, sarpanch of Baliali village, for killing a man in a firing incident.

DSP, Kharar, Sukhdev Singh Virk said Baliali would be produced in court tomorrow. On December 19 last year, the police booked Congress MLA Balbir Singh Sidhu, his brother Amarjeet Singh Jeeti, sarpanch Baliali and others following a firing incident in the village wherein one person was killed and six sustained injuries.

Clash between family members of Rattan Singh and village sarpanch Baliali took a bloody turn over the ancestral property issue.

Complainant Harjinder Singh said the accused killed his father Rattan Singh. Rattan Singh died on the spot after being hit on the head. Harjinder sustained serious injuries and was admitted at the PGI, Chandigarh, with his injured brother Harpreet Singh. Harjinder’s uncle Amrik Singh and cousin Gurpreet Singh, too, sustained injuries in the incident. Harjinder’s sister Kulwinder Kaur also got injured.

Sarpanch Baliali’s brother Dilbar Singh, too, had sustained injuries. Complainant Harjinder alleged that after the firing, MLA, Kharar, Balbir Singh Sidhu’s red beacon light car took Baliali and his accomplices away.



Excise dept raids 2 plywood traders
Tribune News Service

Patiala, February 3
Officials of the Punjab Excise and Taxation Department conducted raids at the premises of two plywood traders in the city today and allegedly recovered documents pertaining to large scale tax evasion. The raids were conducted under the supervision of Assistant Excise and Taxation Commissioner, Patiala, 
HPS Ghotra.

According to officials, the raids were conducted at Shree Ganesh Plywood and Naveen Plywood at Nabha Gate, which included ETOs Pramod Singla and Sunita Batra. “We had some information that these two shops were involved in evading taxes and our teams swooped at both the shops this afternoon along with two ETO-level officers,” they said.

Talking to TNS, HPS Ghotra confirmed that major tax evasion was unearthed at Naveen Plywoods and illegal documents hidden by the owner were recovered from a tailor shop nearby. “We were on the trail from the past 15 days and were gathering evidence pertaining to tax evasion,” he said, adding that the fine could be in lakhs. Further a computer and bills were also confiscated by the team.



‘Child had congenital heart ailment’
Megha Mann
Tribune News Service

Kharar, February 3
The 28-day-old child who died after being administered a BCG vaccine at the local Civil Hospital yesterday was suffering from a congenital heart ailment.

A post-mortem examination of the child conducted at the Mohali civil hospital revealed that the child had an enlarged liver that touched her umbilicus (belly button).

Civil surgeon Dr PK Sridhar today visited the civil hospital along with state in-charge for vaccination Dr Balwinder Singh and conducted an inquiry into the matter.

Dr Sridhar said the child’s congenital heart problem was apparently unknown to her parents. “After being administered the vaccine, the child was take to her home in an auto-rickshaw. She was breast-fed on the way. We have also learned that the vehicle was overcrowded. The child might have choked while suckling,” he added.

However, the exact cause of the death would be ascertained only after the receipt of the viscera report.

The child’s viscera as well as the sample of the vaccine administered have been sent for tests.

The Mohali drug inspector has been directed to check the batch of the vaccine given to the child.

Doctors said 27 other children who were administered the vaccine from the same batch of vials were all fine.

“The BCG vaccine is not known to adversely affect a child, leading to its death. The child was monitored at the hospital for half an hour after being given the injection, as per the norms. During the observation period, she was fine,” Dr Sridhar claimed.

Child’s father Sukhwinder Singh had alleged that a health worker was in an inebriated state and might have given a wrong vaccine to the child.

The medical examination of the worker concerned was conducted on Wednesday evening.



3-run win takes APJ into final
Tribune News Service

An APJ Kharar batsman plays a shot during a semifinal match of the DP Azad Winter League Tournament in Chandigarh on Thursday.
An APJ Kharar batsman plays a shot during a semifinal match of the DP Azad Winter League Tournament in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Chandigarh, February 3
APJ School, Kharar, sailed into the final of the DP Azad Winter League (Under-16) Tournament after a three-run win over DP Azad Academy in a keenly-contested match at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, ground, here today.

Kharar made 211 for five in 35 overs with their innings chiefly revolving around Kapil Punia’s 70-run knock off 68 balls. He hit nine boundaries.

Sarthik Grover (28) and Abhijit Garg (24) were the other notable contributors. Daksh Aggarwal took three for 33 for DP Azad Academy.

In reply, DP Azad Academy fell three runs short of their target as the team were bowled out for 208 in 35 overs.

Daksh (44), Lovejit Singh (42), Karan Aggarwal (36) and Jagpreet Singh (35) played a key role in the DP Azad Academy’s fightback but some accurate bowling by Sarthik Grover (5 for 30) spoiled their party. Siddarth claimed three for 30 to make things easier for the Kharar team.

Brief score: Kharar: 211 for five in 35 overs (Kapil Punia 70, Sahil Chander 18, Abhijit Garg 24, Sarthik Grover 28, Harpreet Brar 23; Daksh Aggarwal 3 for 33, Gaurav Singh 1 for 44, Jagpreet Singh 2 for 40).

DPACA: 208 all out in 35 overs (Daksh 44, Lovejit Singh 42, Karan Aggarwal 36, Jagpreet Singh 35; Sarthik Grover 5 for 30, Siddarth 3 for 30).

The final match will be played between APJ School, Kharar, and DAV, Sector 8.



City soccer lads corner glory

Chandigarh, February 3
Local soccer team once again brought cheer to the city by emerging champions in the prestigious S Harbhajan Singh Memorial Football Tournament, held at Mahilpur, Hoshiarpur, today.

The team claimed the title in the college category by beating Mahilpur College 2-0. Shehnaz and Rajinder found the net once each to take their team home. While Shehnaz drew the first blood in the 42nd minute, Rajinder followed suit after five minutes.

“Even as we were playing against the host team, a splendid display by our players won the hearts of the spectators. I am happy for my players,” said team’s coach Harjinder Singh. The prestigious tournament is held annually, witnessing the participation of top teams from Punjab. The tournament is held in three categories — under-14, under-19 (college category) and club category. — TNS



CBSE Tennis Meet in Dubai
Local players romp home
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 3
Local tennis players claimed top honours for the country as well as the city by winning the overall championship in two age groups and one individual title in the CBSE Tennis National Championship, which concluded at Dubai yesterday.

While local lad Digvijay Singh returned with a gold in the individual category, his under-19 team clinched the overall championship by beating Oman 2-1 in the semifinal and St Xavier’s School 2-0 in the final. The other members of the team were Garry Singh Amor and Aviraj.

Digvijay Singh beat his rival from Chennai 6-1, 6-0 in the final of the individual category after ousting Oman player 8-2 in the semifinal.

The under-14 team, comprising Cheraag Bajwa and Ishaque Iqbal, was also declared the overall champions when it thrashed Andhra Pradesh 2-1 in the final of the tournament.

All players are students of DAV Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 15.

At least 50 teams, 42 from India and eight from the Gulf, took part in the championship organised by Indian High School, Dubai.

“Playing in Dubai’s conditions was a learning experience. Many budding players got good exposure playing in the tournament,” said Digvijay Singh.

Congratulating her students for their achievement, school principal Dr Rakesh Sachdeva said she was proud of the players who had shone at the international level.

“We will give them all facilities so that they continue to win such laurels in future.” 



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