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11-run win for Delhi
Tribune News Service

Patiala, February 18
Delhi defeated Services by 11 runs in the North Zone One Day Ranji Trophy match to bag five points in the league table at Dhruv Pandove Cricket Stadium, here today.In the 43 over match, curtailed due to wet conditions, the Delhi team played well and emerged winners in a low-scoring encounter.

Batting first, Delhi were bowled out for 187 runs in 42.3 overs with main contributions coming through AR Julka (43), Mithun Manhas (24) and PK Mehra (23). SJ Singh claimed four for 36 in the allotted nine overs.

In reply, Services lost wickets at regular intervals and were eventually restricted to 176 for eight in the stipulated overs.

S Chaterjee (25), Yashpal Singh (47 n.o.) were the two main scorers. For Delhi, SY Narwal claimed four wickets for 32 runs to tilt the game in their favour.



Annual function
Tribune News Service

Patiala, February 18
Multani Mal Modi College held its annual prize distribution function on Friday. College principal Dr SK Bhardwaj read out the annual report and highlighted achievements of the college. Around 29 students were given roll of honour, 131 bagged the college colour and 257 were awarded merit certificates.



Reeta emerges best athlete
Tribune News Service

Kharar, February 18
Reeta Singh was declared best athlete during the annual sports day function of Sachdeva Engineering College for Girls, here today.Reeta claimed titles in 100 m and 200 m races, followed by Monika and Savita Thakur.

Ranjana Gaur and Nisha were declared winners in volleyball, Harjot and Dimple in table tennis, Surbhi in chess and Radhika in carom.

Earlier, Indian hockey team captain Rajpal Singh, who was the guest of honour, inaugurated the sports day.

Rajpal Singh said sports and games taught discipline and team spirit. He also explained the importance of hockey and gave suggestions on improving hockey skills.



Two held with 1 kg of charas
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 18
The crime branch of the UT Police arrested two persons with around one kilogram of charas here today.The police arrested 23-year-old Iqbali Chaudhery, a native of Bihar, and 18-year-old Subhash Sahni and recovered the contraband from their possession. The police has registered two separate cases under Section 20 of the NDPS Act at the Sector 36 police station against the accused.

The value of the contraband recovered from the accused is said to be around Rs 50,000 in the market. Iqbali was arrested with 400 gram of charas and Subhash with 440 gram of contraband, the police said.

Inspector Amanjot Singh of the crime branch said the duo was arrested on the basis of secret information and the police had laid two separate barriers - one near the Hockey Stadium in Sector 42 and the other near the Sector 43 ISBT.

Subhash was nabbed from near the hockey stadium while Iqbali was arrested from near the ISBT road. 



Gang of robbers busted, 2 held
Tribune News Service

Mohali, February 18
The police’s CIA wing Friday arrested two members of a gang involved in a series of robberies and recovered stolen items worth lakhs of rupees from them. Mohali SSP GPS Bhullar said the cops were tipped off about two motorcycle borne suspects, Sukhjinder Singh, 34, and Harish Kumar, 31, both residents of Mundi Kharar, carrying stolen goods from Kharar to Morinda. On being frisked the police recovered a mobile handset, a stereo, three wristwatches and a gold chain.

During preliminary investigations it was found the suspects together with their accomplice ‘Sony’, a resident of Bapu Dham, Chandigarh, used to commit thefts under the garb of running a property business. A number of cases of robberies and thefts have been filed against ‘Sony’ in Chandigarh.

The police claims to have solved two major cases of robbery and snatching in Kharar with the arrest of the two. The suspects are also reported to have broken into a grocery shop on Landran Road in Desumajra village. One of them, Harjinder Singh, served a six-year term for murder in Burail jail before being released in 2009. ‘Sony’ was also lodged in that jail in robbery cases. All the three came into each others contact there and after coming out they began committing crimes.

The CIA also arrested two people and recovered Rs 90,000 in cash and valuable documents of Rs 5 lakh value that were stolen from a cooperative bank in Morinda on February 3.



Abhijit grabs golf trophy
Nail-biting win for Rabiya
Donald Banerjee

Chandigarh, February 18
Still basking in the Asiad silver-medal glory, 19-year-old Abhijit Chadha carded a 144 score to clinch the men’s open trophy in the ninth Chandigarh State Amateur Golf Championship, which concluded on the greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club here today.

It was an easy win for this city amateur celebrity who left his nearest rivals, Ankur Yadav and Jagteshwar Singh, a good 14 strokes behind at 158. However, Ankur was declared the first runner-up as he had a better back nine.

Abhijit began on a grand note, sinking an eagle on the second hole. He followed this up with birdies on the third, sixth and ninth to be three under par 33 at the turn. However, the back nine saw the Asiad star making mistakes. He conceded a double bogey on the 13th and lost strokes on the 10th, 14th and 15th for a three over 39 for a par 72 card.

The ladies open event was thrilling and was eventually won by Rabiya Gill by one stroke. Trailing by four strokes, Jaipreet Ghuman displayed cool temperament as she fought back to take a one-stroke lead on the 16th.

However, Rabiya played a trump card on the 18th after the two had landed in the bunker after their second shot. She played a perfect game to finish the 18th at par. Jaipreet bogeyed and lost the title to Rabiya by one stroke. Jaipreet’s 76 was the best round of the tournament by a lady golfer.

Rabiya Gill clinched the trophy with a score of 158. Jaipreet Ghuman finished one stroke behind at 159 followed by Pauline JM Singh at 165.

Tarundeep Chadha carded a par-72 card thanks to a three under par 33 back nine studded with five birdies to clinch the A category title with a score of 146. Paramjeet Yadav trailed by 14 strokes to finish at 160 followed by Prabhdeep Ghai at 162.

In category B, Harsh Gangwar with with a score of 155 was declared the winner with Feroz Singh Garewal occupying the second slot at 159. Another five strokes behind at 164 is Jairaj Sandhu.

In another exciting contest, Adil Bir Singh scored a one-stroke victory over Karandeep Kochhar to clinch the C category title. Adil Bir Singh tallied 157 with Karandeep Kochhar finishing a stoke behind at 158 followed by Jaiveer Sandhu at 166.

Aadil Bedi emerged a clear winner in category D. His score of 163 was way ahead of a distant second-placed Chinmaya Mahajan and Simarjeet Chadha, who had identical scores of 187.

Ashi Jain won the girls’ under 14 title with a score of 191. Vasundhara Thiara finished 17 strokes behind at 208 followed by Ashmeet Saini at 229.



11-kg cake dedicated to Team India
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 18
Students of Gurukul Vidyapeeth Group of Institutes, Chandigarh, celebrated the eve of the ICC World Cup with a cake-cutting ceremony at Sector-17 today. An 11-kg cake was dedicated to the Indian cricket team.

Dressed in Team India’s colour, the members of the Cricket Fan Club of the institute gave their best wishes to the players. “We are celebrating this eve so that our messages and best wishes reach our players,” said a student of the institution. 



Fatehdeep slams Vishwesh for title
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February18
Fatehdeep Singh defeated Vishwesh Sinha in three sets 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 to win the boys’ (U-18) title in the CLTA-AITA Championship Series held at CLTA complex and Lake Sports Complex here today.In the boys’ (U-16) category, Ranjeet Singh defeated Allen Johnson 7-6(4), 6-3 to lift the title.

In the girls’ (U-18) category, Tahira Bhati defeated Rimpledeep Kaur 6-4, 6-4, whereas Rimpledeep Kaur defeated Prabhuti Singhania 6-1, 6-0 in the girls’ (U-16) category.

Doubles final results: Boys’ (U-16): Aman Rawat and Deepak Vishavkarama b Hardeep Singh Sandhu and Allen Johnson 4-6, 6-4, 10-7.

Boys’ (U-18): Karan Salwan and Dhruv Agarwal b Vishwesh Sinha and Rishabh Dev 4-6, 6-2, 10-3.

Girls’ (U-16): Victoria Chahal and Devanshi Bhimjiyani b Tahira Bhatti and Rimpledeep Kaur 6-1, 6-3.



Terry Fox Run tomorrow
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 18
To commemorate Terrance Stanley “Terry” Fox (July 28, 1958-June 28, 1981), a Canadian humanitarian, athlete, and cancer research activist, the Indo-Canadian Cancer Research Foundation and the Consulate General of Canada will organise the annual Terry Fox Run here on Sunday.

The run will be flagged off by Chandigarh Mayor Ravinder Pal Singh along with Punjabi singer Harbhajan Mann at Canadian Consulate in Sector 17-A. The run will conclude at Leisure Valley. The run, which is held the world over every year, is being organised for the first time in the city.

In 1980, Fox, a leg amputee, embarked on a cross-Canada run to raise money and awareness for cancer research.

Although the spread of his cancer eventually forced him to end his quest after 143 days and 5,373 km, and ultimately cost him his life, his efforts resulted in a lasting, worldwide legacy.

The annual Terry Fox Run, first held in 1981, has grown to involve millions of participants in over 60 countries and is now the world’s largest one-day fundraiser for cancer research, generating over $ 500 million (Canadian). Fox was the youngest person to ever been named a “Companion of the Order” of Canada. Considered a national hero, Terry has had many buildings, roads and parks named after him. 



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