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Commuters face tough time due to bad condition of link roads 
Parmod Mehta

Dera Bassi, July 16
People of Dera Bassi and Lalru areas have been facing problems due to the bad condition of link roads. After the rains, the residents are facing more troubles as these link roads are flooded with dirty rain water.

Vehicles could not pass on some link roads due bad conditions. Block Congress President Harbhajan Singh, and former Zila parisad member Kuljeet Singh Randhawa and Baldev Singh Bakarpur said that people of this area had been facing tough time as most of the link roads connecting to different villages were lying in a bad condition.

These roads were not repaired since long time, they added. Meanwhile SDM Dera Bassi Inderjeet Kaur Kang said list of link roads for repairing had been sent under ( pardhan mantra gram sadak yojna) Prime Minister Gram Road Yojna by MLA NK Sharma.

The link roads which were lying in bad condition include Lalru to Aganpur and Bhagwasi, Jolly to Malkpur, Dappar to Toganpur and Aganpur, Lalru to Dehar, Lalru to Dharmgarh, Roorkee,Jasthana Kalan and Kurd, Dera Bassi to Chadiala, Issanpur, Bakarpur, Brahmpura, Bohra and Pragpur, Dera Bassi to Kheri Gujjran and Samgouli and Dera Bassi to Mukandpur Mianpur and Jolly. Congress leader Vasdev Lalru said that the government should take the matter seriously. 



5 overloaded school buses challaned
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 16
During a surprise checking by the State Transport Authority (STA), five school buses were found overloaded. The buses were challaned on the spot.

Balbir Singh, Secretary, State Transport Authority, said the office of the STA had received different types of complaints like over capacity, rash driving and school buses running without attendants were plying in the city.

In view of the complaints, the secretary along with the motor-vehicle inspectors today conducted a surprise check on the school buses plying in the city on different routes in the afternoon.

The drive was enforced around the educational institutions situated in the eastern region of the city and during the check it was found that some buses engaged by the school authorities were violating rules and regulations framed for the safety of school-going children.

“This check will continue in the future too for school buses and the auto-rickshaws ferrying schoolchildren. In case of any complaint the residents are advised to call at 0172-2700159 between 9 am and 5 pm”, said the Secretary. 



City to have 'international' stadia
Deepankar Sharda
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 16
Giving sports' lovers in the city a reason to smile, The UT sports department has decided to establish international-standard football and hockey stadiums at the sports complex of Sector 42 here.

The new arena will also include an all-weather swimming pool for the local swimmers. The proposed project, spread over a 12-acre land, will have a new AstroTurf field and sitting stands for hockey ground, while the football ground will have long green grass on white sand, one of its first kind in the region.

The department is yet to decide the exact date for starting the project; however, an official said the proposal was already in the process of getting passed, and the engineering department had completed the final layout of the arena.

"The project is being passed and the arena will soon witness these two stadiums. The work is yet to kick-off in full swing as the department is also coming up with other projects," said Joint-director (Sports) JDS Sidhu.

The land being used for the project was handed over to the sports department by CITCO a few years back.

"Once, the engineering department comes up with the final layout, it will be proposed to the sports secretary and the adviser for their final consent," Sidhu said, adding, "These stadiums will have a proper infrastructure with all the modern facilities. The stadiums will be built on international basis with proper measurements. The stadiums will also have a common canteen, changing rooms, medical room and systematic parking area."

On the all-weather swimming pool, he added, "The new project will also have an all-weather swimming pool with gym and special exercise centre. The pool will have a 25mt and a 50mt swimming track, and a diving pool."



St Stephen's School to host carrom tournament
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 16
The 15th St Stephen's Carrom Ranking Tournament will be held from July 28 to 30 at St. Stephen's School, Sector 45, here.

The tournament being organised under the aegis of the Chandigarh Carrom Association will be held under various categories: men's singles, women's singles, boys' singles (junior), girls' singles (junior), boys' singles (sub-junior), and girls' singles (sub-junior). The interested players can submit their entry forms to Diwan Singh Aithani (9872922514) before July 23.



Haryana to wish Olympic contingent
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 16
Starting today, the Haryana government will give a platform to the public to wish the Indian Contingent for the London Olympics under the "Bol India" campaign.

The campaign will consist of two roadshows covering districts sports complexes.

A documentary will be prepared and screened at the grand finale on July 26 in the presence of sports champions of Haryana and the families of the London-bound Olympians.

The road show will be flagged off by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.

Announcing the campaign, the Haryana Principal Secretary-cum-Financial Commissioner Sports and Youth Affairs, Hardeep Singh, said: "The campaign will give people a platform for wishing their 84 favourite Indian super athletes competing at the London Olympics. It will also promote SPAT (Sports and Physical Aptitude Test) and increase awareness about the inclusive schemes of the government to promote sporting excellence among underprivileged sections of the society."



Rahul, Bani proceed to second round
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 16
In the ongoing CLTA-AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament for Boys and Girls (U-12 and 16), Rahul Seth beat Kabir Manrai in straight sets (6-1, 6-0) in the boys (U-16) category.

The first round of the main draw being held at the CLTA Sports Complex and Lake Club here today also saw Rishabh Sharda beat Sehaj Sidhu 4-0, 4-0 to proceed to the next round of the boys (U-12) category.

In the girls (U-16) category, Bani Singh overcame Aarzoo Chowdhry 6-0, 6-0; while Ravneet Kaur bt Shukmani Shoda 4-0, 4-0 in the girls (U-12) category.


Boys (U-12) — Rishabh Sharda bt Sehaj Sidhu 4-0, 4-0; Navjot Singh bt Udit Kamboj 5-4, 4-2; Shreyas Chopra bt Manvir Sohi 4-2, 5-4(3); Naman Sehrawat bt Akshit Chabra 5-3, 4-2; Abhumanyu Rozra bt Jaskaran Singh 4-0, 4-0; Chiraz Dandona bt Paramveer Singh 0-4, 4-2, 4-1; Abhiuday Singh bt Ravi Karan 4-0, 4-2; Yuvraj bt Sarvesh Maria 4-1, 4-1; Sahishnu Sharma bt Chetanya Choudhary 4-1, 4-0; Dhruv Sharma bt Tanik Gupta 4-2, 4-0; Jagnoor Singh bt Pranav Chopra 4-2, 4-2; MS Karthik bt Neeraj Yashpaul 5-4(2), 1-4, 5-3; Asav Kumar bt Pradeep Kaura 4-0, 4-0; Vansh Kapoor bt Amitoj Singh 4-0, 4-2; Nishant Dabas bt Shrut Mohan Nagreta 5-3, 4-1; Anmol Rattan Kamboj bt Savneet Singh Bajwa 4-0, 4-2.

Boys (U-16) — Santveer Singh bt Sachit Malhotra 6-4, 6-2; Manjot Singh bt Digvijay Pratap Singh 1-6, 7-5, 6-4; Mahin Puri bt Mohit 6-7(4), 7-5, 7-5; Rahul Seth bt Kabir Manrai 6-1, 6-0; Rohit Kumar bt Ankit Rao 6-2, 6-4; Sagar Bains bt Krishna Rajput 7-6(3), 4-6, 6-2; Mritunjay Badola bt Jagmeet Singh 6-2, 6-2; Param Pun bt Adhhyan 6-1, 6-1; Anshuman Gulia bt Rupesh Kokkar 6-3, 2-6, 6-4; Nihit Rawal bt Anmol Sandhu 6-2, 6-2.

Girls (U-12) — Sanya Edara bt Veda 4-0, 4-1; Ravneet Kaur bt Shukmani Shoda 4-0, 4-0; Chelsa Stepen bt Bhavya Sangri 4-2, 4-2; Nandini bt Tanisha Bansal 5-3, 4-5(7); Anushka Kejriwal bt Shivi 4-2, 4-0; Harleen Kaur bt Virti Panwar 4-1, 4-0; Sehajnoor Dhillon bt Khushbeen Kaur 5-3, 4-1; Rahat bt Reetinder Kaur 4-1, 4-0; Aditi Dogra bt Nemant 4-0, 4-1.

Girls (U-16) — Charvi Saxena bt Komaljeet Kaur 6-3, 6-1; Gurmehar Kaur bt Sarah Dev 4-6, 7-5, 6-4; Hanshika bt Ikshita Sangri 6-4, 6-3; Aarushi Kakkar bt Seerat Pannu 7-6(4), 6-3; Nimrat Walia bt Aastha Malhotra 6-2, 6-3; Akshita Singh bt Ashpreet Bajwa 6-0, 6-1; Harsimran Kaur bt Jhanvi 6-1, 6-2; Pooja Moura bt Saymya Saxena 6-1, 6-3; Shrishty Dhanda bt Seerat Sidhu 6-3, 6-3; Alisha Menon bt Preksha Singvi 6-4, 6-2; Bani Singh bt Aarzoo Chowdhry 6-0, 6-0; Nikita Bishnoi bt Preet Nain Grewal 6-0, 6-1; Prinkle Singh bt Karishma Mehta 6-0, 6-0; Gurneek Bhundal bt Harleen Kaur 6-1, 6-2; Tanya Batra bt Kriti Soni 6-0, 6-1; Gayatri Kumariaha bt Neelanchal Gupta 6-2, 6-3.



Parul , Reetu win doubles title
Tribune News Service

Patiala, July 16
The pair of Parul Gupta and Reetu defeated Komal and Pariksha of Haryana in straight sets (6-4, 6-3) to win the girls' doubles title at the National Deaf Lawn Tennis Championship held here recently.

In the boys' singles category, L Sai Chandan of Andhra Pradesh lifted the championship cup with an easy win of 6-1, 6-2 over Somdutt Sihag of Rajasthan.

Andhra Pradesh also finished on top in girls' singles category, with Jafreen Shaik outdoing Madhu Jaiswal of Bihar in straight sets (6-4, 6-2).


Boys (Semi-Final) — Somdutt Sihag (Rajasthan) bt Ankit (Haryana) 7-5, 6-3; L Sai Chandan (AP)bt Shevender Pundir (HP) 6-1, 6-3; Boys (Final) — L Sai Chandan (AP) bt Somdutt Sihag (Rajasthan) 6-1, 6-2.

Girls (Semi-Final) — Jafreen Shaik (Andhra Pradesh) bt Shilpi Jaiswal (Bihar) 6-7(4-7), 6-3, 6-2; Madhu Jaiswal (Bihar) bt Parul Gupta (Punjab) 6-2, 6-7, 6-3; Girls (Final) -- Jafreen Shaik (Andhra Pradesh) bt Madhu Jaiswal (Bihar) 6-4, 6-2. 



Trials for sports wing from today
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 16
The UT sports department will hold a four-day sports wing trials from today at around 23 centers across the city. The trials are being held to fill-up a total of 380 sports wing seats in 17 disciplines. The players who have secured top-three positions at the state level, in inter-school or in state open championship will be eligible to participate in the trials. The wing will start functioning from August 1. For effective supervision of the wing, the department has appointed coordinators and a chief coordinator. The players will be given a daily diet during the camp. 

Centres and sports disciplines

Saupin's School-32: Archery

Govt Model Sr Sec School-8: Archery

Govt Model Sr Sec School, Kaimbwala: Archery, Volleyball, Wrestling

Govt Model Sr Sec School-23: Athletics, Badminton

Govt Model Sr Sec School-37: Athletics, Hockey

Guru Nanak Khalsa Sr Sec School-30B: Athletics, Boxing, Handball, Volleyball

St Joseph's Sr Sec School-44: Basketball

Govt Girls Sr Sec School-20B: Basketball, Hockey, Kabaddi

DAV Sr Sec School-8: Basketball, Gymnastics, Lawn Tennis

Shardha S Hitkari School-40: Boxing, Wrestling

Govt Model Sr Sec School-35: Cricket, Hockey

Guru Nanak Public School-36: Cricket

Govt Model Sr Sec School-16: Football

MRA Sr Sec School-27: Gymnastics, Table Tennis

Govt Model Sr Sec School-19: Handball

Govt Model Sr Sec School-10: Kabaddi

Govt Sr Sec School, Dhanas: Kabaddi

Govt High School-46: Kho-Kho

Govt Model High School-41, Badheri: Kho-Kho

Maharishi Dayanand Adarsh Vidyalaya-22: Kho-Kho

New Public School-18: Table Tennis

Manav Mangal High School-21: Table Tennis

Govt Sr Sec School-27: Volleyball

Govt Model Sr Sec School-26 (TM): Volleyball 



U-14 hockey tourney from July 19
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 16
To uplift the standards of the game at the junior level, the Rock Rovers Hockey Club will be organising the 11th edition of the ONGC SN Vohra Memorial Hockey Tournament for Boys (U-14). The tournament will be played under league-cum-knock-out basis from July 19 to 26 at the hockey stadium of Sector 42 sports complex here.

The winners of the tourney will get a cash prize, and the players adjudged as the best goalkeeper, full back, half back and forward will also be awarded. 



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