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ISC Class XII results
Average students bag top ranks
Sacred Heart students first in all three streams
Charu Chhibber
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 17
Students of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary Convent School, Sector 39, Chandigarh Road, brought laurels to their institution in the Indian School Certificate (ISC) class XII examinations by bagging top positions in the district in all three streams -- non-medical, medial and commerce. While Aayush Gupta stood first in the district in the non-medical stream by scoring 90 per cent, Jasleen Kaur Chhabra stood first in the district in the medical stream with 82.75 per cent. Rohit Goyal bagged the first slot in the district in commerce stream with 92.25 per cent.

Out of 90 students of the school who had appeared for the examination, all have passed, thereby achieving 100 per cent result for their institution.

On the occasion, school director Father Mathew Nampudakam and principal Sister Flowerlet congratulated the students.

Toppers’ profile

Aayush Gupta

CLAIM TO FAME: District topper in non-medical stream
AIM: To be an aerospace engineer
WINNING STREAK: Has been a topper throughout; bagged third position in class X in the district
SUCCESS MANTRA: Don’t take tension. Relax and everything automatically falls into place
PARENTS: Father Pankaj Gupta is an engineer and mother Shreedevi Gupta is a teacher

Jasleen Kaur Chhabra

CLAIM TO FAME: District topper in medical stream
AIM: To be a doctor in surgical field
WINNING STREAK: Have been an average student
SUCCESS MANTRA: Hard work, believe in God and parents’ support
PARENTS: Father Japinderpal Singh is a journalist and mother Arvinder Kaur is a homemaker

Rohit Goyal

CLAIM TO FAME: District topper in commerce stream
AIM: To become a successful chartered accountant
WINNING STREAK: New to success having always been an average student
SUCCESS MANTRA: Enjoyment and studies are both important
PARENTS: Father Raj Kumar Goyal is a businessman and mother Geeta Goyal is a homemaker


ICSE Class X results
Clean sweep by Sat Paul school
n Gets top 3 positions n Anhad tops dist with 96.8 per cent
Charu Chhibber
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 17
The second batch of class X of Sat Paul Mittal School made a clean sweep in the ICSE class X examination with its students bagging the top three positions in the district and top five in the city. The results were declared this afternoon.

Anhad Singh Arora stood first in the district with 96.8 per cent and Jassimran Kaur Saluja bagged the second spot with 96.6 per cent.

Anhad and Jassimran have stood first and second, respectively, in the city as well followed by Ojas Singh Thakur at the third spot with 95 per cent. The fourth position in the city went to Amolak Singh who scored 94.8 per cent while Saiyam Kalia has stood fifth in the city with 94 per cent.

Besides this, Jassimran Kaur has also topped in English with 95 per cent. Jassimran and Ojas Singh have scored the highest in science with 90 per cent. Amolak Singh, Anhad Singh Arora, Asees Singh and Ojas Singh scored 100 per cent in environmental education. Shubham Garg stood first in social studies with 96 per cent while Jo-Ann-Naaz Mehra and Jassimran Kaur Saluja have topped in commercial applications with 100 per cent.

Anhad Singh has scored 95 per cent to stand first in computer applications. Anhad Singh, Shubham Garg and Jaibir Singh have topped in mathematics with 99 per cent while Saiyam Kalia and Ahnad Singh have got the first position in Punjabi with 96 per cent.

Students of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary Convent School, Sector 39, Chandigarh Road, too, have brought laurels to their institution by scoring good marks and cent per cent results.

Sukhmaninder Singh has topped the school with 93.6 per cent followed by Rashim Goyal at second position with 93 per cent. Mehak Jain has stood third in the school with 92.4 per cent.

Toppers’ profile

Anhad Singh Arora

CLAIM TO FAME: District and city topper
AIM: To become a successful software engineer
WINNING STREAK: Unexpected success
SUCCESS MANTRA: Consistent study everyday for a few hours coupled with revision of the day’s lessons at school
PARENTS: Father Harpreet Singh is a businessman and mother Jaisleen Arora runs a boutique


CLAIM TO FAME: Second in the district and city
AIM: To become a genetic engineer
WINNING STREAK: Have been a topper throughout
SUCCESS MANTRA: Consistent study throughout the year and self study
PARENTS: Father Narinderpal Singh Saluja is a textile businessman and mother Hardeep Kaur is a housewife

Ojas Singh Thakur

CLAIM TO FAME: Third in city
AIM: To clear IIT and become a successful civil engineer
WINNING STREAK: Among the top three scorers in higher classes
SUCCESS MANTRA: Sheer hard work; nothing can be achieved without it
PARENTS: Father JS Thakur is a manager in a private firm and mother Mona Thakur is a teacher



The buzz
6 per cent city children hypertensive
Anupam Bhagria
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 17
Shocking, but six per cent of the city’s children are hypertensive. The major reason: obesity. Announcing this on the occasion of World Hypertension Day, Dr GS Wander, the head of the Hero DMC Heart Institute, said he had based his observations on a survey conducted on a sample of 5,000 students across five city schools recently.

“About 25 to 30 per cent adults in urban areas and 14 to 15 per cent in rural areas suffer from hypertension,” he further said. It is a lifestyle disease over and above a genetic tendency and is more prevalent among women after menopause and in men before the age of 45 years. Said Dr Sandeep Puri, Medical Superintendent of DMCH: “It is estimated that if high blood pressure (BP) among people keeps rising at the present pace, by 2015 India will become the world’s capital for high BP."



Two students drown in canal
Had gone to take bath ahead of examination
Tribune News Service

Fatehgarh Sahib, May 17
Two students of RIMT Polytechnic College drowned in the water channel emanating from Sirhind Canal, near the Floating Restaurant, here today.

The victims have been identified as Sukhdeep Singh (17), a student of electrical engineering (IInd semester), and Sumit Tripathi (18), a student of mechanical engineering (IVth semester).

The students were residents of the Shimlapuri area of Ludhiana and had gone to take bath in the canal around 9 am.

Though they were supposed to take examination in the college at 1.30 pm, they decided to take bath in the canal in view of scorching heat.

College students and local residents usually take bath in the canal near the restaurant.

Police officials said people often took bath at a platform adjoining the canal and no such incident had been reported in the past few years.

One of the boys apparently slipped into the canal, while the second jumped after him to save his friend, said the police officials.

Inconsolable parents of the boys at Fatehgarh Sahib hospital said their children were not familiar with swimming.

The police officials said they received information about the drowning of two college students and rushed to the scene. Divers were pressed into service to rescue the boys. While one of the boys was pulled out of the water, the second was taken out after plugging the flow of water near the floating restaurant.

The victims were taken in an ambulance to the Fatehgarh Sahib Civil Hospital, where the doctors declared them dead.

Sirhind police station in-charge Sukhdev Singh said the bodies of the boys had been handed over to the family members and inquest proceedings would be initiated in this regard.



Families of victims left shattered
Shivani Bhakoo
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 17
Her son has been snatched away from her by death. But she has not been told about the curse unleashed on her by the destiny. The unfortunate mother of 18-year-old Sumit Tripathi, a heart patient, who was recently discharged from the CMCH would get a shock of her life when the body of her son would arrive later this evening.

Viney Tripathi, the elder brother of Sumit was also not able to speak initially. Taking a deep breath he said, “Please don’t go to our house. We have not told anything to our mother. We fail to understand what and how it all happened as Sumit went to the institute in the morning to take his exam scheduled for 1 pm. But around 11 am, we got a call from the Mandi Gobindgarh police that Sumit had drowned in Fatehgarh canal. Realising his duty at this cruel time, my father Uma Kant Tripathi immediately went to Gobindgarh. We are expecting the body anytime.”

One of the neighbours of the family, Sanjay, said: “Sumit’s mother was discharged from the CMCH on May 12 following a heart trouble. Now, the family is finding it hard to tell the bitter truth to her.”

Sukhdeep Singh Dhir, was the only son of Balwinder Singh, a post-master. “We fail to understand how he went to the canal to take a dip when he did not know swimming. We got the shocking news from the police, which informed us that three students of RIMT had gone to the canal to take a bath. While two students drowned, one escaped. We have to meet the third student to know the reality. But this news is certainly unbelievable. Perhaps someone must have pushed him,” said Hardeep Singh, an uncle of Sukhdeep Singh.

Unanswered questions

n Why did the boys go to the Fatehgarh canal to take a bath when they did not know how to swim?
n At 11 am, the police learnt about the incident. Why did they go to the canal in the morning when one of them had to take an exam at 1 pm?
n Who was the third student who accompanied them?



Labourer dies at dairy complex; workers hold protest
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 17
A 26-year-old migrant labourer, Kulwinder, working at a dairy complex reportedly died here this morning following a heart attack. Representatives from various mazdoor unions held a protest and sought action against the dairy owner who did not allow Kulwinder to go on leave for treatment. About 200 dairy workers gathered near the complex even as the body of the deceased lay on the road.

Rajwinder Sathi of the textile mazdoor union alleged that labourers were being exploited in the city as labour laws were not being implemented. He claimed that the victim had been suffering from chest pain for the past over a month. He had requested his employer to let him go and get treatment. But he was neither allowed to take leave nor was he paid salary. His condition deteriorated last night. He was taken to hospital, but doctors expressed their helplessness since his condition was serious. “We took him back to the dairy complex where he died at 7 am today,” he said.

The deceased has two small daughters and his wife is expecting a child again. The agitating workers demanded compensation from the employer. The employer has agreed to pay Rs 70,000 to the kin of the victim,” he said.



2-week-old migrant labourer’s murder case cracked; four held
Mahesh Sharma

Mullanpur Dakha, May 17
The murder of a migrant labourer, whose body was found in a dome (kupp) of wheat chaff in the fields on the outskirts of Jangpur village, near here, two weeks ago, has turned out be an honour killing.

Slum-dwellers from West Bengal, currently settled in the Jangpur road area, had been suspecting the victim of having an eye on their women, not only murdered him in cold blood but also set on fire a stock of wheat chaff to destroy the body.

Claiming to have solved the case, the police has arrested four persons while they were about to leave the area on Monday evening.

It is yet to be confirmed if the victim was burnt alive.

Dular Chand of Bihar, a resident of a slum colony near octroi post No. 5 here, was allegedly killed by a group of labourers mostly from West Bengal living in the same colony on the Jangpur road on April 30.

The victim had allegedly developed illicit relations with some women related to the accused and the latter had warned him of dire consequences numerous times.

The incident could have gone undetected had the body burnt completely in the fire. A team of doctors who conducted a post-mortem examination had found strangulation marks around the neck of the victim.

Gursharan Singh Sandhu, senior superintendent of police, Ludhiana (rural), said an SIT supervised by SP (D) Paramjit Singh Gorayan and headed by Mullanpur SHO Prem Singh had questioned at least 50 persons to identify and zero in on the suspects.

Children proved more informative than the elderly in the case. They (children) told the police that Dular Chand used to visit and stay for long periods in the huts of the suspects.

The suspects have been identified as Chandar Dass of Harchand Pura in West Bengal (WB), Kaarti, alias Sikattar, of Tulsi Attan (WB), Billu alias Birju of Tulsi Atta (WB) Bam Bole of Gujria (Bihar).

Claiming that the victim had ignored all their warnings, the suspects said they had no regrets about committing the crime.

“What else could we do when he did not mend his ways and continued exploiting our women,” maintained the suspects before the investigating team.

Jagan Singh of Jangpur had informed the police on May 1 that a charred human body was found in the burnt wheat chaff stocked in his field.

The weapon, a cotton belt, used in the crime is yet to be recovered.



Theft attempt costs youth his life
Shot by owner of house
Shivani Bhakoo
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 17
A youth lost his life while attempting to commit theft at an agriculturist’s house at Kasabaad village near here. He died on the spot when the agriculturist, an Akali leader, fired a shot at him from his rifle. The second youth, who accompanied the thief, managed to flee.

Sumeet Sood, SHO of Meharbaan chowki, said the incident took place last night. “Two youths on a motorbike entered the residential premises of Jaswant Singh by scaling a wall. Jaswant Singh and nine other members of his family heard some noise. He threatened the thieves and just as they were fleeing, Jaswant fired a shot at them. The bullet hit one of the youths in the face,” the police said. No case had been registered so far.



City lad hogs limelight in NY short film festival
n Film was shot on a handycam n Cost just ~ 2,000
Manav Mander
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 17
Ludhiana lad Abhay Kumar has brought laurels to the city with his short film being adjudged the winner of the best short film at New York Indian film festival (NYIFF) 2011.

Talking about his 14 minute short film "Just that sort of a day", he said his film follows seemingly random characters as they go about their day-to-day activities while watching the dense cloud of nothingness surrounding their lives.

The film took nine months to make, was shot on a handycam with almost a zero budget (just Rs 2,000) and has been showcased at couple of film festivals.

He said the film contains no people and has used hand drawn animation to show case his imagination. "I have been making short films since the time I was an under-graduate student of Journalism and Mass Communication. In coming times I wish to make feature films and ,as any other filmmaker, I want people to see my films," he says with a beam.

Following its world premiere at the Rotterdam film festival 2011, the film will compete at Regensberg in Germany, at the IFFLA in Los Angeles and at the Tribeca Film Festival, New York.

"I feel immensely lucky as my short film has been reviewed by the likes of Shekhar Kapur, Govind Nihalani, Rajat Kapoor, Amole Gupte, Zack Hemsey, Deepa Bhatia, Tanuja Chandra, Shivajee Chandrabhushan, Raj Kumar Gupta. It now stands as the first Indian animation short film to compete at the prestigious Tribeca film festival, New York," he adds with a smile.

"I have high aspirations and hope to see my films being applauded by the audiences," he signs off.

Festival history:

n Winner-best short film at New York Indian Film Festival 2011 (NYIFF 2011)
n Special jury mention- Regensburg short film week.
n World premiere at International Film Festival of Rotterdam 2011
n Selection: Indian film festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA 2011)
n Selection: Gulf film festival 2011
n Selection: Tribeca film festival 2011, New York
n Upcoming screening at Busan international short film festival 2011



Counselling can help you choose right stream
Subject options after classes X, XII
Lovleen Bains

Doraha, May 17
Most of the students belonging to villages and even small towns are unable to make the right choice while opting for a stream after classes X and XII.

Most of the times students are left wondering whether the stream that they have opted for would help them achieve their goal or leave them in the lurch.

It is at this crucial moment that counsellors, teachers and professional experts can show them the way according to their academic standing, taste and aptitude.

“We educate students about the subjects they can opt for. We also help them choose a good affiliated and recognised institution. Otherwise there are chances for them to be beguiled by academies and the so called teaching shops which can provide them with no better education and assure them simply no future ahead,” said Kulwinder Kaur, principal, Government Senior Secondary School for Girls, Sahnewal.

Rural counselling is being provided by a majority of colleges. “Parents, who in most of the cases opt for discontinuation of their wards' studies, are exhorted to send their wards to acquire higher education,” said Prof Amarjit Kaur, GNN College, Doraha.

Rahul, who graduated last year, said, “Had anybody guided me, I would not have been hankering for a job. My interest was in adopting a professional line which I would have surely succeeded in, had I been guided to take commerce stream instead of opting for arts subjects.”

“In a majority of cases, it has been observed that parents of girls, especially in rural areas, do not allow their daughters to go to a college or a university for higher education. One of the main reasons behind it is gender discrimination,” said Durlabh Singh, a retired teacher.

A local counsellor feels, “Adequate awareness and timely guidance do help in changing the psyche of such parents who even today refuse to accept the changing world around them.”

“We are putting in efforts to educate village students, especially girls, by making special arrangements. Moreover, financial help accorded by colleges in the form of scholarships, stipends and fee-concession enables them to acquire education almost free of cost,” said Dr Narinder Singh Sidhu, a principal.

What’s needed?

Adequate awareness and timely guidance help in changing the psyche of such parents who refuse to accept the changing world around them



Demolition drive triggers protest
Puneet Pal Singh Gill
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 17
Residents of the Indira Colony area, near Giaspura, held a protest by burning the effigy of Mayor Hakam Singh Giaspura following a demolition drive by the municipal corporation here today.

The residents alleged that the Mayor had sent a team of MC officials to demolish some houses constructed in the colony. They alleged that the Mayor wanted to grab the piece of land.

The government had allotted 61 residential plots, each measuring 100 sq yd, to Scheduled Caste families way back in 1974. These plots were allotted under the Indira Awas Yojna of the government.

Of the 61 plots, 48 were located on one piece of land, while the remaining 13 were located nearby. Some people had constructed houses on the land where 13 plots were located.

Gola Singh, a resident, alleged that an MC team led by ATP Nirmalpreet Singh today arrived at the scene and started demolishing their houses without giving any prior notice.

“We are poor people and can’t afford to construct the houses again. If there were some anomalies in the constriction, the corporation should have served us a notice. But they came and started their drive, which is arbitrary,” Gola Singh rued.

Area councillor Jaspal Singh Giaspura refuted the allegations that the Mayor wanted to grab the piece of land.



Residents get access to park yet again
Gates of mini rose garden were closed to public till inauguration
Puneet Pal Singh Gill
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 17
The gates of the mini rose garden in the Giaspura area were thrown open to public today. The park was closed yesterday as the authorities waited for its formal inauguration.

The action follows a report carried in these columns of the mini rose garden, which was developed using the taxpayer’s money, remaining out of bounds for public.

“It is probably the only area in Giaspura that we can go to for morning and evening walks. The authorities must understand that the garden was constructed using the taxpayer’s money and it’s not a personal property of any individual,” said an area resident.

Constructed at a cost of around Rs 1.72 crore, the mini rose garden is located in Mayor Hakam Singh Gisapura’s ward. On Monday, the area residents had alleged that the garden was “closed” to public till the time it was formally inaugurated in the next few days.

The garden has come up on a pond of Giaspura village. On June 18, 2001, a total estimate of Rs 54,52,000 was prepared for the construction of a stadium on this land. On September 9, 2007, the stadium work was stopped midway after the municipal corporation had spent Rs 24,38,507 on the project.

Again, during a finance and contracts committee meeting of the civic body held on March 10, 2008, the same piece of land was shown as vacant and another proposal of constructing a park on the land was cleared.

On December 22, 2008, a work order of Rs 23,87,000 was issued and the contractor was paid Rs 8,41,000 for the work. At that time, the depth of the land was shown as eight feet. After some time, this work was also stopped midway.

Finally, a proposal to set up a mini rose garden at a cost of Rs 1.72 crore was floated.



Dharna by Left
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, May 17
The Communist Party of India (CPI) and the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) held a dharna at the mini secretariat against steep rise in the prices of petrol here today. Speakers termed the increase as a bolt from the blue for the people who are already reeling under the skyrocketing prices of essential items.

The leaders said they had been warning that deregulation of prices of oil in the country would give a free hand to the oil companies to raise prices at will, which would hit the common man hard.



PAU notes
PAU employees’ stir continues

Ludhiana: The hunger strike by president of the PAU Employees Union Harbans Singh Mundi entered second day today. The president said he would continue the stir till the state government or the PAU authorities gave him a written assurance.

PAU Registrar RK Mahey, Controller AC Rana and director Research SS Gosal assured the employees that they would take up the issue with the government. The employees have been agitating against the non-payment of salary to the staff.


Aiming at documenting the incidence of abusive parenting in single parent and intact families in different socio-economic strata as perceived by adolescents, scientists of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) Dr Sukhminder Kaur and Dr Meenu Gupta carried out a research and found that parents were highly abusive in low socio-economic status families and low abusive in middle and high class families.PAU scientists referring to Hall et al, 1998, said, “Parents in upper and middle class families are presumed to be literate, equipped with sufficient knowledge and skills to handle children properly in various situations and have more facilities.

Hence, they use techniques to modify the behaviour of their children other than punishment.” — TNS



From Schools
Uniforms, shoes given to students

Government Elementary School, Baddowal, organised a function to distribute uniforms among students. Principal Krishan Dutt from Government Senior Secondary School, Baddowal, and in charge of the school Manju Attri distributed dresses which included trousers, shirts, shoes and sweaters. The grant for the purpose was received under the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyaan programme and 74 students of different classes were given uniforms.

The programme was marked by the presence of gram panchayat sarpanch Kulwinder Kaur, members of the Parent-Teachers Association (PTA), members of the Pendu Shiksha Vikas Committee (PSVC) Maghar Singh, Satpal Mehta and Amar Singh.

Poem recitation

Play way and primary wing of Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School organised a rhyme recitation competition on the school premises today. Chief guest Monkia Sohar was given a floral welcome by school president Rajesh Kashyap, manager Harish Sachdeva and principal Sadhana Sharma.

The function started with lighting of the ceremonial lamp by chief guest. Around 30 students from pre-nursery to Class V participated in the competition.

Participants were dressed as balloons, watches, frogs, trees, fish and butterflies.

The chief guest also acted as a judge of this competition. She adjudged participants and appreciated their fascinating performances.

On this occasion, Sadhana Sharma, principal of the school, said such competitions infused confidence among children and encouraged them to overcome stage fear, remove shyness and develop speaking skills. Sharma appreciated the efforts of tiny tots and encouraged them to actively participate in such competitions to polish their talent. Chief guest Monika Sohar congratulated winners and distributed prizes and appreciation awards. Members of the managing committee proposed the vote of thanks to the chief guest.

Results: 1 Arshdeep Singh, pre-nursery; Anmol, nursery; Karina, Class I; Avi Bhandari, Class III; Harman, Class V.

2 Krish, KG; Peeyush, Class II; Gurmeet, Class V.


Considering the integration of newspaper with education as the key component for the development of a child's personality, BCM Senior Secondary School, Sector-32A, conducted an inter-section newspaper reading competition for students of Class V.

The contest aimed at fostering general awareness of events and happenings of the surroundings, enriching vocabulary enhancing reading skills and developing confidence among students.

Two students from each section were selected for the final round. Judgement was given on the basis of accent, correctness of pronunciation, voice modulation, fluency and intonation.

Komal Gandhi of Class V-I and Ashmeet of Class V-J shared the first prize, while Mohit Lotte of Class V-G and Harshita of Class V-K bagged the second and third prizes, respectively.

Principal DP Guleria while complementing efforts of students, said such activities helped in exploring and exhibiting the potential of students besides making them smart readers.


Maple Bear Play Way and Nursery School has won the Award of Excellence in Public Relations which is given in the field of parents' satisfaction in the overall category in India among 50 centres at its annual Maple Bear Teachers, Educators Convention 2011 at Habitat World, New Delhi.

Rodeny Biggs, president, Global Schools Limited, Vancouver, Canada, gave away the trophy and certificate to Veena Aggarwal, principal of the school.

Speaking on the occasion, Aggarwal said this could not have been possible without the support of the parents, teachers and staff of Maple Bear, who had put in strenuous efforts and hard work. — TNS




Ludhiana, May 17
In the annual elections of the District Taxation Bar Association (Sales Tax) Arun Kanwal was unanimously elected president for the second term. Ashwani Kochhar was elected vice-president of the association.

He defeated his rival candidate Dharam Pal Mahmi with a margin of 101 votes. — OC



In-laws ‘kill’ man, booked
Shivani Bhakoo and Loveleen Bains
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 17
Thirtyone-year-old ajwant Singh of Jandiali village in Sahnewal was allegedly killed by his in-laws following a fight with his wife Harjeet Kaur last night. A case under Sections 302, 34 and 506, IPC, has been registered against the father-in-law, brother-in-law and sister-in-law of Rajwant Singh. No arrest has been made so far.

Rajwant Singh had married Harjeet Kaur six years ago and had two children aged five and two years. They would often quarrel. Yesterday, Rajwant allegedly thrashed his wife over some issue, forcing her to go to her parents’ house at Paddi village along with her children. At around 8.30 pm, an enraged Balbir Singh, his father-in-law, Hardeep Singh (brother-in-law) and Kirandeep Kaur (sister-in-law) reached Rajwant’s house. Balbir Singh was holding a helmet while Hardeep Singh was carrying a brick. They had a heated argument and Balbir and Hardeep attacked him. He received serious head injuries. Santokh Singh, victim’s father, raised the alarm. Two neighbours, Manjit Kaur and Balbir Singh, came to his rescue. In the meantime, the accused fled.

The victim was taken to hospital where he was referred to the DMCH. However, he was declared brought dead at the DMCH.

The police said the accused were absconding, but they would be arrested soon.



ML Markan Trophy
Ludhiana stun Patiala
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, May 17
An excellent bowling display by Nikhil Chowdhary, who claimed seven wickets, helped hosts Ludhiana emerge victorious on the basis of first innings lead of 46 runs against Patiala to avoid relegation in the last league fixture of the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament (u-16) for the ML Markan Trophy at Punjab Agricultural University ground here today.

Patiala began the proceedings on a sedate note this morning and continued to lose wickets at regular intervals. They could muster 152 runs in 78 overs.

Anmol top-scored with 34 runs, followed by Tanish, who remained unbeaten on 30. Sagar (25), Nikhil Mahajan (15) and Manvir (14) were the other contributors.

For Ludhiana, right-arm spinner, Nikhil Chowdhary spun a magical web around visitors, grabbing seven wickets to contain their innings to 152 runs. Anirudh captured two wickets for 18 runs, while Parul scalped one victim for 15 runs.

Ludhiana, in their second essay were 44 for 3 after 30 overs in which Vishwanath and Nimit Malhan remained unconquered on 25 and 8 runs, respectively. For the losing side, Navendu Sharma took two wickets for 17.



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