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Punjab rural games
Patiala bag overall trophy
Tribune News Service

Patiala, November 27
Host Patiala bagged overall trophy by pocketing 28 points on the concluding day of Punjab State Rural Games for Boys Under-16, here at Raja Bhalindra Singh Sports Complex, Polo Ground. Gurdaspur won second place with 17 points and Sangrur stood third with 14 points. Brig Labh Singh, Olympian, and Dhyan Singh Awardee, was the chief guest and gave away prizes to the winners.

Results: Judo team championships went to Gurdaspur who grabbed 15 points, Tarn Taran won silver just behind Gurdaspur by getting 14 points whereas Patiala and Amritsar pocketed 12 each points and won bronze jointly. In handball, Patiala bagged gold by defeating Moga. Gursharan Singh and Ramandeep Singh scored 15 and 10 for team which helped host to win the gold. Bronze medal won by Faridkot which defeated Ferozepur 20-11 for the third and fourth positions, respectively.

In a tough finals of football between Hoshiarpur and Gurdaspur. Both the teams played their best but at last, Hoshiarpur succeeded to bag gold by defeating its rival by one goal. Jalandhar got bronze medal and defeated host by 5-4 margin.

Faridkot won team championships in wrestling with 20 points, Amritsar, got silver with 13 points and Fatehgarh Sahib got 11 points and won bronze.

In volleyball finals, Patiala clinched gold by defeating Sangrur in straight sets 25-22, 25-21, 25-19, whereas Jalandhar outplayed Ludhiana for the bronze 25-14, 25-19, 25-14.

In weight lifting, Ludhiana showed its supremacy by winning overall team championships with 22 points, Sangrur got 14 ponits with silver and Kapurthala also got 14 points and won bronze on the bases of gold medals. Sangrur won gold in Kho-Kho final match by defeating Mansa by 8 points whereas Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar got bronze by defeating Ludhiana by 3 points. The final match of hockey was a cliff hanger as both the teams Gurdaspur and Fatehgarh Sahib attacked well on each other and both were goalless. At last, Gurdaspur got an edge in tie breaker which defeated its rival by 5-4. Jalandhar won bronze by defeating Mansa by 3-0 goals. In basketball, Patiala grabbed gold by defeating Mukatsar Sahib 56-37 and Sangrur outplayed Mansa 29-17 for bronze. Patiala won overall team championship by pocketing 44 points, Moga won silver on the bases of number of gold medals with 15 points whereas Bathinda got bronze with15 points. Amritsar outplayed Gurdaspur by 47-40 in the final match of kabaddi, played in presence of the chief guest, whereas Patiala and Bathinda were declared joint third.



Insurance company fined Rs 15,000 for lapses
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 27
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-I has slapped a fine of Rs 15,000 on Oriental Insurance Company Limited. The forum comprising president PD Goel and members Rajinder Singh Gill and Madanjit Kaur Sahota also directed the opposite party to pay the claim of Rs 61,816 besides Rs 5,000 as costs of litigation.

The complainant, Ashish Pandhi, a resident of Sector 16, submitted that he got a Bajaj Pulsar motorcycle fully insured with the opposite party against the premium of Rs 1375 for a sum of Rs 61,816. The insurance policy was valid from July 24, 2009 to July 23, 2010.

On May 24, 2010, a prospective buyer approached him with an intention to purchase the motorcycle and requested for its test drive. The complainant in good faith entrusted the motorcycle, but the said person ran away with the motorcycle and did not return.

Thereafter, the police submitted the untraced/ final report on October 8, 2010. The complainant lodged the claim with the opposite party on October 13, 2010, but instead of settling the claim, the opposite party repudiated the same on January 20, 2011.

Counsel for the Oriental Insurance Company Limited pleaded that the act of the complainant to have handed over the key of the vehicle to a stranger without knowing his identity and allowing him to take a test drive is in violation of the policy conditions.

He should have taken all reasonable steps to safeguard the vehicle from loss and by allowing the stranger to take the test drive of the vehicle, the complainant endangered the safety of the vehicle. It had been pleaded that there was an inordinate delay of five months in intimating the theft of the vehicle in question.



Man hit by car, dies
Tribune News Service

Zirakpur, November 27
A person died after being hit by an unknown vehicle near Chhat village on Saturday night. The body was sent to the Dera Bassi Civil Hospital and would be kept there for 72 hours for identification.

The police said the deceased was crossing a road when the speeding vehicle hit him. He sustained serious injuries and fell down on the road. A passerby immediately informed the police.



Softball: Local team begin campaign with win
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 27
Local team of softball trounced Madhya Pradesh in the first match of the day during the ongoing 24th Sub- Junior National Softball Championship being held on the PEC University premises, here today.

In the Girls’ category, the winners defeated rival team by 10-0.More than 45 teams from 22 states are participating in the tournament. In another match, super league stage Punjab beat Rajasthan by 19-2 and Delhi defeated Andhra Pradesh by 11-1.

Results: Girl’s-Madhya Pradesh bt Maharastra by 20-01; Kerela bt Chandigarh by 7-3; Delhi bt Rajasthan by 10-00; Kerela bt Maharastra by 10-00; Punjab bt Andhra Pradesh by 10-00; Boys-Punjab bt Ttamil Nadu by 13-00; Delhi bt Orissa by 6-00; Chandigarh bt Haryana by 5-4; Manipur bt Uttrakhand by 23-7; Kerela bt Andhra Pradesh by 12-02; J&K bt Maharashtra by 14-13; Madhya Pradesh bt Himachal Pradesh by 10-00; Chattisgarh bt Rajasthan by 10-5; (Boy’s) super league-Kerela bt Manipur by 23-00; J&K bt Chattisgarh by 6-4; Delhi bt Chandigarh by 12-7; Madhya Pradesh bt Punjab by 6-3.



GNPS cagers shine 
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 27
Cagers of Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, overpowered SGGS College, Sector 26, by 59-28 during the first match of Rao Jai Singh and Shanta S Singh Memorial Basketball Tournament, being held at New Public School, Sector 18, here today.

After taking a 12-10 lead in the first quarter the winning team won the second quarter 15-07. The Guru Nanak Public School won the third and fourth quarter by 19-05 and 13-06, respectively.

For winning side, Gautam (20 points) was the main scorer while SGGS School, Amit scored 8 points.

The team of BKSP, Bangladesh defeated Police DAV Public School, Amritsar to win the second match by 55-52.

The champion team won three quarters by 19-17, 11-14 and 16-12 while one set was draw at 9-9.

K Basher (16 points) was the main scorer for the winners while Akashdeep Singh scored 17 points for Amritsar outfits.

In the third match of the day, New Public School, Sector 18, (NPS 18) beat DPS Pinjore by 48-37.

The NPS team lost the first quarter by 2-9 later in the second quarter the team came back and won by 20-6.

The Pinjore team won the third quarter by 10-15 but the host team won the final quarter by 16-07. For winning side, Navjot Singh scored 13 points while Moksh of Pinjore team scored 10 points.


Multi Purpose School, Patiala defeated by 55-27; New Public School defeated GNPS sector 36 by 40-21; Multi Purpose School, Patiala defeated BKSP, Bangladesh 37-48;DPS, Pinjore defeated SGGS College by 47-24; Police DAV Public School, Amritsar defeated Budha Dal Public School, Patiala 61-52; GNPS, sector 36 defeated D.P.S, Pinjore 30-55;BKSP Bangladesh defeated Budha Dal Public School, Patiala by 71-24.



Chiraz, Navneet to lock horns in tennis final
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 27
Chiraz Singh will face Navneet Singh in the finals of Boy’s (U-12) category during the ongoing Shri Ram Sarup Memorial Tennis Tournament for Boys and Girls (U-8, 10, 12) being organised by the Chandigarh Club Tennis Academy, here today.

In the semi-finals matches, Chiraz defeated Chinoy Sethi by 6-4 while in the second match Navneet Singh routed Shreyas Chopra by 6-4.

In the semi-finals of Boys’ (U-10) category, Amitoj Singh overcame Dhananjay by 6-4 and Chiraz Singh beat Daksh Marwaha by 6-2 to move to the next round of the competition.

Results: Boys’ (U-8)-Pranav Chopra beat Amitoj Singh 4-2; Jaskaran Singh beat Gaurav Dhir 4-0; Gurjot Singh beat Aaryan Chhatwal 4-2; Arshjot Singh beat Aditya Aery 4-0; Shivdev Singh beat Chirag Malhotra 4-3(4); (Girls)-Priyanka Khanna beat Sarabjot Singh 4-2; Quarter-finals: Boys’ (U-8)-Pranav Chopra beat Arunab Singh 4-0; Jaskaran Singh beat Gurjot Singh 4-1; (Girls) Priyanka Khanna beat Arshjot Singh 4-1; Shivdev beat Prachi Batra 4-0; Semi-finals-Priyanka Khanna beat Shivdev Singh 4-0; Jaskaran Singh beat Pranav Chopra 4-3 (4); Girls (U-12)-Tanya Batra beat Manjot Kaur 6-0; Sirina Kalia beat Sohani Makkar 6-5 (7); Pooja Aggarwal beat Priyanka Khanna 6-3; Sehjnoor Dhillon beat Era 6-3; Girls’ (U- 12)-Tanya Batra beat Sirina Kalia 6-0; Sehjnoor Dhillon beat Pooja Aggarwal 6-2; Boys (U-10)-Daksh Marwaha beat Jaskaran Singh 6-4; Chiraz Singh beat Akshit Chabra 6-0; Dhananjay beat Aryan Grover 6-1; Amitoj Singh beat Udayvir Singh 6-5 (5); Boys (U-12)-Chinoy Sethi beat Karan Bhalla 6-5 (3); Chiraz Singh beat Udgam Aggarwal 6-1; Navneet Singh beat Shubham Thakur 6-2; Shreyas Chopra beat Gaurav Seth 6-2.



Garima, Dev bag titles in TT tourney
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 27
Garima Goyal defeated Kalyani and Dev Saini routed Mayank Kapoor to win the Girls’ (U-21) and Boys’ (U-21) title, respectively, during the commencing day of 24th Chandigarh State Table Tennis Championships for juniors, youth and senior held at Table Tennis Hall, Sector 23, here today.

In the final match of Boys’ (U-21) category Mayank Kapoor went down against Dev Saini by 5-1 (12-14, 11-13, 11-7, 11-4, 11-6 and 11-9) while Garima beat Kalyani by 4-1 (4-11, 15-13, 11-6, 11-8 and 11-9).

In Men’s category, Manish Bhardwaj defeated Mayank Kapoor 4-1 (11-9, 8-11, 11-5, 11-6, 18-16) to name the title whereas in the finals of Women’s category, Naina Suri overcame Garima Goyal 4-2 (7-11, 4-11, 11-6, 12-10, 11-5, 11-7).

In the veteran (Men singles) group, Harish Kumar defeated Sanjay Kaushal by 3-0 (11-9, 11-7, 11-9). In the veteran (women singles) category, Rita Gupta thrashed Vandana Bagga by 3-1 (11-9, 11-8, 9-11, 11-9).

In another finals of Men (doubles) group pair, Rachit and Sahil beat Dev and Mayank in a nail-biting match by 3-2 (11-8, 14-12, 4-11, 9-11 and 11-3) while women doubles final was won by Naina and Kalyani after the duo routed Nadia and Gurvinder by 3-1 (11-2, 11-9, 8-11, 11-6).

Rachit and Nadia beat Dev and Pareen by 3-1 (11-9, 12-10, 10-12 and 11-9) to win the mixed doubles title.

More than 150 players from different parts of the city participated in the tourney and the winners were awarded prizes.



Saransh, Vikram reach final
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 27
Cueist Saransh Chaudhary and Vikram Singh Gujral reached finals after defeating Aniket and Kartik, respectively, during the 26th Haryana state sub-junior, junior and senior billiards and snooker championship, being held here.

In the first match, Saransh Chaudhary routed Aniket with the score 65-35 in the first frame but Aniket hit a break of 29 points and played red pot to win the second frame.

In the decide frame Saransh succeeded in potting black to win the frame and the match. In the second semi-final match, Vikram Singh Gujral defeated Kartik by 2-0. Kartik went down fighting against Vikram in the third frame.

Results (Sub-Junior):

Vikram Singh Gujral beat Rohan 2-0; Kartik beat Shivam 2-1; Vikram Singh Gujral beat Kartik 2-0; Saransh Chaudhary beat Aniket 2-1.



Haryana beat Delhi in zonal ESIC sports meet
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 27
The regional office of Haryana defeated regional office of Delhi by 2-0 to win carom title event of 9th Zonal ESIC Sports Meet.

In the finals of cricket, head quarters’ team defeated regional office Himachal Pradesh by 3 wickets while regional office Delhi won the finals of badminton after defeating regional office Punjab by 2-0.

Football team of head quarters beat regional office Delhi by 3-0 to the win the finals of the category.



St Xavier’s win laurels in cross country

Chandigarh, November 27
Naman Makkar of St Xavier's Senior Secondary School completed 3.5 Kms in 9.29 minutes to finish first in the ICSE inter-school cross country race being held, here today. Another athlete of the same school, Karan Bisht, finished second after completing the race in 10.42 minutes while Kailash Tamang of St Stephen's School secured third place in 11.4 minutes.

Results: Boys-3.5 kms; Naman Makkar of St Xavier's Senior Secondary School completed (9.29 minutes); Karan Bisht of St Xavier's Senior Secondary School, (10.42 minutes); Kailash Tamang of St Stephen's School (11.4 minutes); Girls-Jaspreet Kaur of St Kabir Public School (14.28 minutes); Aditi Pandey of St Stephen's School (14.42 minutes); Ayeesha Studely of St Stephen's School (14.46 minutes). — TNS



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