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Three killed in accidents
Tribune News Service

Kharar (Mohali), November 13
Three persons, including a woman, were killed and two others injured in road accidents here during the past 24 hours.

In the first incident, Bhagi Rathi was killed after being hit by an unidentified vehicle while she was crossing the road along with her husband.

In his statement, the deceased’s son, Dhan Singh, said a speeding vehicle hit them when his parents were crossing the highway around 2 pm on November 11.

The passerby called the police, which took the victim to the PGI but she died on the way. The, injured Pan Singh, has been admitted to the PGI for treatment.

In another incident, two persons were killed and another injured after three vehicles rammed into each other near the Mornida-Kharar road. The deceased’s bodies were handed over to the family after a post-mortem examination. The injured was admitted to the PGI, where his condition was said to critical, a police official said.



New roads to come up, says MLA

Dera Bassi, November 13
Local MLA Jasjit Singh Bunny today said old link roads would be repaired and some new roads constructed soon.

He said this after inaugurating the Dharmgarh-Ballopur link road, which would be constructed at a cost of over Rs 72 lakh.

He said the government would construct new link roads and repair old link roads in the constituency in a month, adding that other development works would be completed.— OC



Oscar outplays Rupinder to lift badminton title
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 13
Badminton player Oscar Bansal defeated the in-form player, Rupinder Singh to win the men’s singles title during the ongoing XXIII Chandigarh State Badminton Championship held at the Badminton Hall of Sports Complex, Sector 42, here today.

Oscar outplayed Rupinder by 2-0 (21-17, 24-22), while Nisha defeated Muskaan by 2-0 (21-17, 24-22) to win the women’s title.

In the women double final, the pair of Nisha and Anubhi defeated Muskaan and Kailash by 3-0 (21-15, 17-21, 21-13).


Girls (U-17) doubles: Muskaan and Kailash beat Mehak Sood and Shreya (21-15, 21-17); boys (U-17) doubles: Himanshu and Ishaan beat Akshay and Nikhil (23-21, 15-21, 21-19); girls (U-19) doubles: Muskaan and Kailash beat Mehak Sood and Shreya (21-16, 21-16); boys (U-19) doubles: Komal and Robin beat Nikhil and Rahul (21-17, 21-15); men’s (doubles): Ashish Sharma and Pankaj Nathani beat Oscar Bansal and Tushar (21-19, 21-12); women’s (doubles): Nisha and Anubhi beat Muskan and Kailash (21-15, 17-21, 21-13).



GMSSS-MHC face defeat against Banyan Tree
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 13
Banyan Tree School, Sector 48, defeated Government Model Senior Secondary School, Mani Majra Housing Complex (GMSSS, MHC) by eight wickets during the match of the Inter-School Cricket Tournament for Boys (U-19) being held here.

Batting first, GMSSS-MHC scored 119 runs for nine in the allotted 20 overs. Anjeet (26) and Abhishek (17) were the main scorers for the team, while for Banyan Tree Vikram took five for 11 and Karanveer grabbed three for 11.

In reply, Banyan Tree achieved the target in 16.2 overs after loosing two wickets. Vikram scored a quick fire 52 off 44, while Shane Sharma added 40 runs in the team’s total. For GMSSS-MHC, Ankit took one for 19.

In another match of the boys’ U-19 group, Bhartiya Vidayalya Bhawan, Sector 27, faced defeat against St Anne’s School, Sector 32, by 16 runs.

The winning team while batting first scored a total of 140 runs for three in 20 overs.

Shivam Puri (57) while Saiyyam Puri (32) guided the team to achieve the total. Gaurav took two for 33.

While chasing the target, Bhartiya Vidayalaya Bhawan managed to score 124 for eight.

Varun Arora (47) and Aditya Mahajan (13) were the main run scorers, while Shivam Puri took four for 28 and Saiyyam Puri knocked down two wickets.


Boys (U-16): AKSIPS-41 defeated St John's by 35 runs.

AKSIPS: 140 for 2 in 20 overs (Rabtesman 51, Varun 34, Yagum 20; Praful 1 for 15, Subanshu 1 for 26). St John’s: 105 for 6 in 20 overs (Puanjay 29, Kantavya 21; Yaugam 4 for 11, Varun 2 for 17).



Sushil all set for Olympics
Deepankar Sharda
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 13
The ace Indian wrestler and Beijing Olympics bronze medallist in men’s 66 kg freestyle category, Sushil Kumar is all set to perform in the upcoming Olympics qualifiers to be held in Tajakistan next year in March.

The wrestler, who was in Chandigarh to promote a wrestling competition organised by the city police a few days ago, feels his hard work will pay in the upcoming qualifying tournament to book his berth in the London Olympics.

“I am confident of my performance, although defending a title is not an easy task, I am hoping for the best. I am practicing with different grapplers in the ongoing camp at Sonepat to nurture my skills,” said 28-year-old Sushil.

This is the second chance for the wrestler to book the London ticket.

“Besides the ongoing camp, I will attend a month-long camp in Colorado Springs, USA, from next month. Some of the leading wrestlers will also attend the camp for Olympics. The camp will certainly help me to overcome many hurdles and I will also get a chance to face tough opponents to uplift my game,” he said.

He added, “The grapplers of Russia, Iran, Canada, Kazakhistan and Cuba are expected to give a tough competition, so there is no question of leaving any stone unturned.”

The wrestler is also confident that his counterparts will also perform well in the upcoming tournament. “Yogehwar Dutt, Rajiv and others are also practicing hard on mats. I hope our team will bring laurels to the country as the citizens and game lovers of the nation have expectations from us,” said Sushil.



NPS-18 drub St John’s lad

Chandigarh, November 13
New Public School, Sector 18, overcame St John’s School, Sector 26, by 18-4 in the match of the Inter-School Basketball Tournament held here. In the match of the boys’ U-17 category, SGGS School, Sector 26, defeated SGHM School, Sector 38, by 31-19 and NPS-18 outplayed AKSIPS-41 by 25-10. DAVP School, Sector 8, got the better of BVB, Sector 27, by 44-18.

Results: GMPS-36 beat SGSS-26 26-3; BVB-27 beat Moti Ram School-27 by 49-41; SD-32 beat GMSSS-33 by 21-4. — TNS



Sumit bags senior snooker title
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 13
Ace cueist Sumit Talwar overcame Rajat Khaneja in the final game of the senior snooker category during the 28th Chandigarh State Billiards and Snooker Championship being held here today.

During the game, Sumit won first two frames (61-33 and 46-11) with a break of 39, while Rajat came back in the third and fourth frame and won by 59-44 and 60-44 after making breaks of 33.

But Sumit bounced back and won the fifth frame by a 79-8 and sixth frame by 61-14.

Both finalists have qualified to represent the city in the forthcoming National Game, while Saniya Arif and Priyanka Gupta will represent in the women category.

In the final of sub-junior snooker category, Aashish Nadda overcame Ranveer Duggal. In the junior snooker category, Aashish Nadda and Navi Gill qualified for the nationals, while in the sub-junior group, Rajwinder Singh booked his berth for the nationals to be held in Pune.



Panchkula Rolling Tigers Club skaters hog limelight
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 13
Skaters of the Panchkula Rolling Tigers Club bagged 19 medals in the recently held CBSE North Zone-I Skating Championship held in Delhi.

During the championship, skaters Kartik Jindal, Pranay Gaud, Vidushi Rawat, Vikram Partap Singh, Anuj Sud, Siddharth Jain and Sudhanshu Jain are selected for the CBSE National Games being held in Noida.

Results: Boys’ quads (U-8): Kartik Jindal (silver in rink 1), Pranay Gaud (silver in road race and bronze in rink race).

Girls’ quads (U-10): Vidushi Rawat (bronze in rink race 1 and silver in rink race 2).

Boys’ quads (U-10): Saksham Bansal (bronze in road race).

Girls’ inline (U-10): Ayushi (bronze in rink race 1).

Boys’ quads (U-12): Vikram Partap Singh (silver in rink race 1).

Girls’ inline (U-12): Navya Ohri (bronze in road race).

Boys’ inline (U-14): Anuj Sud (gold in road race and bronze in rink race 2), Rushat Parihar (bronze in rink race 1).

Girls’ inline (U-14): Chhavi Bishnoi (bronze in rink race 1 and bronze in rink race 2).

Boys’ quads (U-14): Siddharth Jain (silver in road race and silver in rink race 2).

Boys’ quads (U-16): Sudhanshu Jain (silver in road race and bronze in rink race 2), Anmol Nayyar (bronze in road race).



GSSS-20 thrash Maloya eves
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 13
Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 20 (GSSS-20), defeated Government Senior Secondary School, Maloya, by 4-0 in the match of the Inter-School Hockey Tournament for Girls (U-19) held at the Hockey Stadium, Sector 18, here.

In another match, Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 37, outplayed Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 32, by 4-0.



Corporate Cup
Haier XI record win
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 13
Haier XI registered their win against Custom XI in a match of the ongoing Corporate Cup being played at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, here today.

Custom XI while batting first was bundled out for 130 in 25 overs.

Bhupinder Singh (65) and Simrat Bawa (18) batted well for the team and made major contribution to the team’s total, while Surinder Baiji took three for 14.

Jatinder Billa and Ajay Sikka took two wickets each.

In reply, Haier XI achieved the target in 16 overs. Rocky Ratta (55) and Guntashveer (31) were the main contributors for the team, while for the bowling side, Mahesh Kumar took one for 14.



Vishwajeet hits bull’s eye
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 13
Shooter Vishwajeet of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, secured first place in the boys’ U-19 air pistol event during the ongoing Inter-School Shooting Championship being held here.

In the same event, Maheep Gill of DAV Public School, Sector 8, secured second place, while Harsh Beniwal of KB DAV, Sector 7, finished third and Divyanshu Mittal of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, attained fourth position in the competition.

Results: Girls (U-19) air pistol: Nina Chandel of DAV-15, Hasrat of AKSIPS-41, Urvashi Beniwal of KBDAV-7, Mridula of Sacred Heart-26.

Girls (U-17): Yashasashwani of Carmel Convent-9, Shivangee Sanwaria of Carmel Convent-9, Gauri of Sacred Heart-26, Anahat Bajwa of Vivek High School.

Boys (U-19) air rifle: Kunwar Bir Singh of AKSIPS-41, Manoj Thakur of GMSSS-37, Aditya of Stepping Stones-37, Pranab of GMSSS-19.

Girls (U-19): Mridula of Sacred Heart-26, Anjum Moudgil of Sacred Heart-26, Nina Chandel of DAV-15.

Girls (U-17): Chahat Deep Kaur of Sacred Heart-26, Gauri of Sacred Heart-26, Pawan of GMSSS-44, Anahat Bajwa of Vivek High School.



Apram scripts Black Fighters victory
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, November 13
A fine display of batting and bowling by Apram Virk helped Black Fighters team to defeat Blue Blasters by nine wickets during the match of the Panchkula Premier Cricket League for Boys (U-14) here today.

Apram scored a half century and took four for 22. Batting first, Blue Blasters gave a target of 170 runs in 25 overs to rivals. Vaibhav Sharma (38) and Ankit Thakur (56) were the noticeable batsmen for the team. Arjun Azad took two for 31.

In reply, the winners achieved the target with the help of Apram and Kshitij Sharma (41) in 20.3 overs. Tarun Verma took one for 49.

In the second match, Red Warriors defeated Sky Strikers to win the first match of the competition.

Brief scores (Match I):

Blue Blasters: 170 for 8 in 25 overs (Ankit Thakur 56, Vaibhav Sharma 38, Anmol Puri 12; Apram Virk 4 for 22, Arju Azad 2 for 31).

Black Fighters: 172 for 1 in 20.3 overs (Jatin Sharma 60, Apram Virk 50, Kshitij Sharma 41, Tarun Verma 1 for 49).

Match II:

Sky Strikers: 58 all out in 17 overs (Shaurya Sharma 8, Aryaman Gupta 6; Arbaj Virk 3 for 14, Sagar 3 for 6).

Red Warriors: 59 for 4 in 13.5 overs (Arbaj Virk 11, Mohit Jain 19, Gagandeep 14; Shubham 3 for 25, Arjun Sharma 1 for 10).



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