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70 units of blood donated
Our Correspondent

Bassi Pathana, April 23
The Blood Donor’s Society, Bassi Pathana, organised a blood donation camp at Aggarwal Dharmshala here today.A team of doctors from the PGI led by Dr Usha Rao conducted the camp and 70 units of blood were donated.

Dr Mohinder Singla, president of the society, donated blood for the 111th time, Ajay Malhotra for the 112th time, Kamal Gupta, president Industries Association, for the 101st time and Sushil Singla, a social worker donated blood for the 99th time.

Addressing the function, Dr Mohinder Singla said the society was formed with the aim “Donate blood, don’t shed it”. He said more than 25,000 units had been donated to the PGI, AIIMS, Rajindera Hospital, Patiala, whereas rare groups of blood have been kept reserve for the emergency needs.



Summons issued to eight persons
Our Correspondent

Kalka, April 23
On a petition filed by Sumer Singh Saini, a resident of Adarsh Colony, Kalka, the lower court, Panchkula, has issued summons to eight persons of Kalka, including MC Secretary, JE, Municipal Councillors, ME, and contractor etc for misappropriation of government grants in construction of a street.

The court has issued summons to Pavitra Gulia, MC Secretary, Kalka, Mohni Nanda, former president of MC, Kalka, Gopal Kelawat, ME, Pawan Kumar, JE , Sarwan, contractor, Harbhajan Singh, Municipal Councillor of Ward no. 2 and Gurnam Dass, Municipal Councillor of Ward no.1.

Sumer Singh Saini alleged that the Court has asked all of them to appear in the court on April 27.

In his petition, Saini alleged that the Municipal Committee, Kalka, had constructed street in Adarsh Colony, a few years ago, and the street was lying in a good condition, as the street had no signs of cracks.

He alleged that in the first quarter of April, the contractor of MC, Kalka, started digging out the “pucca” street without any reason.

Saini informed the authorities concerned and urged them to stop the illegal demolition of the street. He also urged them to use the government funds in some other public development works like streetlights, water supply and sewerage connection to keep Kalka neat and clean.

But all requests fell on deaf ears of the officials concerned. He also alleged that there were other wards in Kalka where several streets had not been constructed and were in bad state from last couple of years.



Four arrested for gambling
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 23
As many as four persons were arrested for playing ‘satta’ at different places here today. The accused have been identified as Heera Singh of Sector 27, Harwinder Singh of Sector 26, Mukesh from Sector 38 and Brij Mohan of Sector 37.The police recovered a total sum of Rs 18,690 from their possession.

The police registered different cases under Section 13A-3-67 of the Gambling Act at the respective police stations. All the accused were bailed out later.


Sanjeev Kumar Hans of Sector 21 reported that someone had stolen his laptop from his residence on the intervening night April 19 and 20. A case under Section 380 of the IPC has been registered at the Sector 19 police station.



Jagmeet guides Vampire XI to victory
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 23
An excellent batting performance by Jagmeet Singh (66 not out) enabled Vampire XI to beat APJ XI by eight wickets during the U-16 APJ league match at GMSSS-19 here today.After winning the toss, APJ XI failed to face the tight line and length bowling of of Vampire bowlers and were bundled out for 141 runs in 36.1 overs. Sidhhart 30 and Sarthak 24 were the main scorers for the APJ team. For Vampire, Pradeep was the pick of the bowlers, as he scalped three wickets giving away 16 runs. Sazeb was the other successful bowler who took two wickets for 14 runs.

In reply, Vampire XI were able to chase the target in 27 overs. Jagmeet 65 not out and Divjot 37 not out saw their team through. For APJ, Ashish was the only successful bowler, who took two wickets giving away 34 runs.

Electing to bat first, APJ XI were bundled out for 141 runs in 36.1 overs. Siddhant 30 and Sarthak 24 batted well for the Vampire team. Pradeep 3/16 and Sazeb 2/14 bowled exceedingly well. In reply, Vampire XI chased the total in 27 overs.


APJ XI : 141 all out in 36.1 overs (Sidhharth 30, Pradeep 3 for 16, Sazeb 2 for 14 and Shivam 2 for 20).

Vampire XI: Jagmeet 65 no, Divjot 37, Aarif 30 and Ashish 2 for 34.



SSCA emerge victorious
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, April 23
A blistering knock by Kshitij Sharma 107 not out (20x4, 1x6) and Vishesh Malhotra 63 (13x4, 1x6) enabled SSCA to register win against DC Montessori School, Mani Majra, during the first St Soldier T-20 Gold Cup Cricket Tournament for U-11 boys at St Soldier School here today.

The DCM’s decision to field first backfired as the SSCA, Panchkula, piled up a huge score of 275 runs for 1 in their stipulated 20 overs. Openers Kshitij Sharma (107 n.o.) and Vishesh Malhotra (63) started punishing every bad ball right from start. The opening partnership of 176 came to an end when Vishesh tried to clear the ground and was caught in deep midwicket position. Then skipper was accompanied by Arjun Azad (17 n.o.) who smartly gave singles to Kshitij who had started showing his intentions by hitting almost two to three fours every over. Divyam was the only successful bowler for DCM who took one wicket for 40 runs.

In reply, DCM failed to achieve the target and were bundled out for a mere 45 runs.


SSCA-Panchkula: 275 for 1 in 20 overs: (Kshitij Sharma 107 n.o., Vishesh Malhotra 63, Arjun Azad 17 n.o. and Divyam 1 for 40).

DCM-Mani Majra: 45 all out (Tanmay 13, Manu 8, Arjun Azad 2 for 5, Vasu Gupta 2 for 6, Satyam Sawhni 2 for 11 and Vivek Gupta 1 for 9).



Udit scripts St Stephen’s win
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, April 23
Fine batting performance of Udit Hari Mehta (150 runs) helped St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, beat Bharti Vij Cricket Academy, Sector 28, Chandigarh, by 53 runs in the first match of the sixth Satluj U-19 Hot Weather Cricket Tournament being held at Satluj School, Sector 4, here today.

Batting first, St Stephen’s School put up a huge total of 279 runs for the loss of six wickets in their stipulated 30 overs. Udit Hari Mehta 150, Gaurav Singh 25, Talwinderjeet Singh 24 (not out) and Rishu Chopra 23 were the main scorers. For Bharti Academy, Ranjot Singh (three for 40) and Manpreet Singh (two for 32) were the main wicket takers.

In reply, Bharti academy failed to achieve the target and were bundled out for 226 runs in 28.1 overs. Varender 50, shubhankar 48, Naman Parashar 37 and Ranjot Singh 28 were the main scorers. Sukhraj four for 52, Akshay three for 26 and Jagpreet Singh two for 43 were the main wicket takers.

In the second match of the day, Kundan Cricket Academy, Sector 46, Chandigarh, got the better of St Soldier’s Cricket Academy, Panchkula, by seven wickets.

Brief score (Match I)

St Stephen’s School: 279 for 6 in 30 overs (Udit Hari Mehta 150, Gaurav Singh 25, Talwinderjeet Singh 24 not out, Rishu Chopra 23; Ranjot Singh 3 for 40, Manpreet Singh 2 for 32).

Bharti Vij Cricket Academy: 226 all out in 28.1 overs (Varender 50, Shubhankar 48, Naman Parashar 37, Ranjot Singh 28; Sukhraj 4 for 52, Akshay 3 for 26, Jagpreet Singh 2 for 43).

Match II

St Soldier’s Cricket Academy: 222 for eight in 30 overs (Navdeep Bhoora 31, Devrat Sharma 31, Ashish Rai 29, Ravi 26; Suraj 2 for 47).

Kundan Cricket Academy: Ajay Duhan 110 not out, Malkit Singh 37, Kuldip 23 not out).

Tomorrow’s fixtures

Satluj Cricket Academy, Panchkula, v/s Bharti Vij Cricket Academy, Sector 28, Chandigarh, at 7 am.

DAV-15, Chandigarh, v/s St Soldier’s Cricket Academy, Panchkula, at 12 pm.



Golf Club elections today
Our Golf Correspondent

Chandigarh, April 23
Raja Malvinder Singh and Col JS Panag will battle it out for the president’s post with the Chandigarh Golf Club going to the polls tomorrow to elect a new team of office-bearers.

A two-time president of the club, Malvinder Singh is seeking another term and is entering the fray with a full team. On the other hand, Col Panag, a last minute entrant, has fielded only three persons for the 11-member executive committee.

Malvinder Singh is all out for a better deal for caddies and greener fairways. Col Panag feels the number of tournaments should be cut down so that members get more time on the greens.

The following are in the race for the 11-member executive committee: Capt GS Ghuman, Dr BR Jain, Gursharan Sandhu, Col Thandi, Dr GS Kochhar, Ravi Bir, SS Bala, Col Baidwan, SS Gill, Jasbir Singh, SR Sharma, Anil Gakhar, Satish Kakkar and Col Rangi.



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