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Reforms body hails Service act
Surinder Bhardwaj

Members of the Commission for Governance Reforms interact with officials of the district administration in Fatehgarh Sahib on Sunday.
Members of the Commission for Governance Reforms interact with officials of the district administration in Fatehgarh Sahib on Sunday. Photo by writer

Fatehgarh Sahib, September 23
The implementation of the Right to Service Act, 2011, is a great achievement for the state government and it has started yielding good results because of time-bound delivery of 67 citizen-related services to people. This was stated by Dr Parmod Kumar, Chairman, Commission for Governance Reforms, who along with his team visited the district headquarter and interacted with the Deputy Commissioner and SSP of the district.

He said the act had succeeded in curbing the menace of corruption but also restored the dignity of people, reposed their faith in the transparency of administration, and made administration accountable to them. "But still a lot has to be done to make it more transparent and effective, so the Commission for Governance Reforms is visiting all district headquarters to seek the views of Deputy Commissioners, SSPs and people" said Dr Parmod Kumar.

He said the main purpose was to prevent harassment of people in the government offices and advised that the officials, who were engaged in the registration of land and revenue work, should not be deputed for other administrative work and their presence should be ensured in their offices, so that people did not face problems. He directed that the registration of vehicles should be made transparent and people should get the registration certificate within stipulated time.

Later, the members of the commission visited Suvidha Kendars, Fard Kendar and transport office. They interacted with officials and people. They also sought suggestions to make the act more effective.

Yashveer Mahajan, Deputy Commissioner, briefed the commission about the implementation of the act in the district and said that the officials were redressing the grievances of people within stipulated period and sign boards in the offices and public places, depicting the nature of work and the stipulated period had been installed.



One killed in road mishap
Our Correspondent 

Dera Bassi, September 23
One person was killed in road accident near Dera Bassi on Saturday night. The deceased was identified as Kuldeep Singh, resident of Dyalpura village.

The accident occurred when victim was on his way to Zirakpur and suddenly his car rammed into a tractor-trailer. The accident occurred on a bridge near Bhankarpur village. The car was badly damaged in the accident. 



Thief held with seven two-wheelers
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 23
The UT police arrested a 26-year-old resident of Sector 23 and recovered as many as seven stolen two-wheelers from his possession. The accused arrested has been identified as Sandeep Kumar, alias Sanju.

The police said the accused confessed that he had stolen many two-wheelers from different locations in the city and a total of seven two-wheelers were recovered from him by a team headed by assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Gurdeep Singh under the supervision of sub-inspector Ram Rattan.

Sandeep is a drug-addict. He is a Class XII passout and is unemployed. He is a habitual offender and has been booked previously for theft. 



Parthiv guides Reliance-I to victory
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 23
Playing a perfect captainís ton, Parthiv Patel helped Reliance-I in securing a berth in the semifinals of the ongoing 19th All India JP Atray Memorial Cricket tournament for Pearls Trophy, here today. Patel thrashed a brilliant century (100 off 107), which was studded with nine boundaries and a six, to rout CAG team by a huge margin of 182 runs.

In the match, which was played at the cricket stadium of Sector 16, the wining side after winning the toss elected to bat first and posted a total of 299 runs in 50 overs.

Parthiv Patel and Aditya Waghmod contributed 107 runs for the first wicket before Wagmod was snapped by wicket keeper Nitin Saini off medium pacer Bharat Lumba for 51.

After Adityaís departure, Yogesh Nagar along with Parthiv added another 105 runs for the second wicket before Patel was caught by Amit Prashar off Imtiaz Ahmad.

Later, local lad Bipul Sharma trapped Yogesh Nagar after he scored 83, studded with five boundaries and three sixes. Sujit Naik scored unbeaten 24 off 18. For bowling side, Bharat Lumba (2 for 52) and Kuldeep Rawal(2 for 58) shared the wickets.

In reply, CAG team had a shaky start and lost wickets in quick succession (Nitin Saini (0) Amit Prashar (7) and Gaurav Gambhir (4)). CAG at one point of time could manage only 30 runs with the loss of three wickets. Bharat Chauhan and Paramvir Singh tried to built a partnership and added 31 runs for the fourth wicket before Paramvir was trapped in front by Murtza Vohra for 13 while Bharat was sent back by Yogesh Nagar for 32 off 58.

Kuldeep Rawal (20) was the other main contributor for the team. For Reliance, Sujit Naik took 3 for 19. Parthiv Patel was named man of the match. The team will now face BPCL, in the semifinal of the tourney.


Reliance- 299 for 7 in 50 overs (Parthiv Patel100, Aditya Waghmod 51, Yogesh Nagar 83, Sujit Naik 24 not out; Bharat Lumba 2 for 52 and Kuldeep Rawal 2 for 58).

CAG- 117 in 31.1 overs (Bharat Chohan 32 and Kuldeep Rawal 20; Sujit Naik 3 for 19).

MPCA thrash ONGC

In the second quarter final, played at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 26, the team of MPCA registered a 5-wickets win over ONGC and entered into the semifinals of the tournament. Zafar Ali of MPCA scored splendid unbeaten 102 runs to guide his team to victory.

After winning the toss, MPCA asked ONGC to bat first. The latter scored 186 runs and bundled out in 43.4 overs. International player Parveen Kumar and Sandeep Sharma scored 34 runs for the opening partnership before Parveen was castled by Amarjeet for 20 off 17. Thereafter, ONGC continued to lose wickets at regular intervals.

Later a 43-run stand between Mayank Tehlan and Mithun Minhas stabled the teamís innings and took the score to 102 for 5 in 27 overs before Minhas was bowled by Rameez Khan for 24 off 30. Tail-enders Sorab Kumar and Sohail Sharma put up a partnership of 51 runs for the 9th wicket to take the teamís score at 186 in 43.4 overs. Bowler, Ishwar Pandey , D Chaurasia , Amit Pal claimed two-wickets each. 



DAV lad wins shooting meet 
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 23
Shooter Brijesh Dheer of DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, scored 573 points out of 600 points to bag the first position in the .177 peep sight air rifle (junior men) category during the fourth Chandigarh State

Inter-School Shooting Championship, which concluded at St. Joseph's Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, here today.

A total of 20 schools from the tricity participated in the tourney. In the .177 peep sight air rifle (junior women) category Neena Chandel of DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 15, secured 372 points out of 400 points. Yashaswani was adjudged as the best shooter of the tournament. 


.177 open sight air rifle (junior men)- Aditya Sharma (370/400), Fateh Singh (366/400), Sarkanwar Singh (364/400); .177 open sight air rifle (sub-junior men)- Arjun Babuta (338/400); .177 air pistol (ISSF) junior men- Harsh Beniwal (536/600); .177 air pistol (junior women)-Yashaswani (371/400), Gauri (321/400);.177 air pistol (NR) junior men-Shivesh Sanwaria (322/400), Sakin Jambwal (308/400), Sidharth Khanna (299/400); .177 air pistol (NR) sub-junior men- Mankranpreet Singh (358/400), Parwarnishan Singh (336/400), Japteysh Singh 328/400;.177 air pistol (NR) junior women- Shivangee Sanwaria (339/400), Rimsha Anwar (320/400), Lovepreet Kaur (273/400);.177 air pistol (NR) sub-junior women- Anuksha Tayal (236/400).



Football tourney from October 15
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 23
The UT Sports Department will organise the 10th Administrator's Challenge Cup All India Football Tournament for Boys (U-17) from October 15 - 23 .

The tournament will be held at the Chandigarh Football Academy Ground, Sports Complex, Sector 42, and the football stadium of Sector 17. A total of 15 teams have confirmed their entries for the tournament.

The tournament will be played under the rules of AIFF (All India Football Federation).

Teams Participating:

Football Coaching Centre, Gorgaon, Nazira (Assam), Young Challenger's Club, Rajkot, Gorkha Training Centre, Shillong, Sahayatri Football Club, Howra, Sambalpur Football Academy, Salmbalpur (Orrisa), Chandigarh Football Academy, Chandigarh, Haryana Football Association, Gurgaon, Mahilpur Football Academy, Mahilpur, Thau Sports Academy, Manipur; Football Academy, Jodhpur,Madhya Pradesh Football Association, Jabalpur, Rohit Football Academy, Cuttak, Bihar Football Association, Patna, Aizwal Football Club, Mizoram, Chandigarh Football Association, Chandigarh.



Chandigarh Golf Club win
Tribune News Service

A golfer plays a shot during a tournament in Chandigarh on Sunday.
A golfer plays a shot during a tournament in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: S Chandan 

Chandigarh, September 23
The Chandigarh Golf Club overcame SEPTA (Shivalik Environmental Training Area), Chandimandir, to win the Patiala Cup Golf Championship, played at the Chandigarh Golf Club (CGC), here today.

Chandigarh Golf Club won the cup with the score of 30 points while SEPTA finished their campaign on a total of 10 points.14 winning teams of CGC scored two points each while other two scored one point each.

Gurinderjit Singh Sandhu, president of the Chandigarh Golf Club, distributed the prizes.

According to Bobby Sandhu, captain, Chandigarh Golf Club, the club will make efforts to bring more neighboring clubs of the region in the next edition of the competition.




Black Elephent Club win Heavenz Cup
Tribune News Service

Patiala, September 23
Black Elephant Cricket Club defeated Babbar XI in the final match of the Heavenz Patiala Hot Weather Open Cricket Cup here today.

After winning the toss Babbar XI elected to bat first and their team managed to score 175 runs for the loss of nine wickets in the 40 over match. Anmol Malhotra (46) and Pardeep Verma (28), were the main scorers for Babbar XI while Hitesh Anand 3 for 17 and Arun Bharti 3 for 29 were the main wicket taker from BECC team.

BECC successfully chased the target in just 30.3 overs after loosing just four wickets. Kanwarpal Singh scored an unbeaten 96, including five sixes and four boundaries. Kanwar was well supported by Anmoolpreet Singh (38) and Sanveer Singh (28).


Babbar XI: 175 for 9 in 40 overs (Anmol Malhotra 46, Pradeep Verma 28, Devi Lal 21 Raman 15, Hitesh Anand 3 for 17; Arun Bharti 3 for 29 and Anmool Preet Singh 2 for 28)

Black Elephant Cricket Club: 176 for 4 in 30.3 Over (Kanwarpal Singh 96 not out, Anmol Preet Singh 38, Sanveer Singh 28; Devi Lal 1 for 22, Sarvjit Ladda 1 for 34 Amit Kakaria 1 for 32, Bhavish Goel 1 for 49)



GGDSD clinch wrestling tournament
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 23
Wrestlers of GGD SD College, Sector 32, won the overall championship in the freestyle event of the Senior State Wrestling Championship, held at the Coaching Centre of Sector 32, here today. The Chandigarh police bagged the top slot in Greco Roman style. More than 100 wrestlers participated in the championship.


Freestyle (55 kg)- Amit, Randher; 60kg- Pardeep, Narinder; 66kg- Parveen, Yogender; 74kg- Parvesh, Deepak; 84kg- Amit; Pawan; 96kg- Krishna, Sunil; over 96kg- Navennet ,Sunil: Greco Roman(55 kg)- Rajwinder, Ashish; 60 kg- Ram Bhagat, Amarjeet; 66 kg- Mukesh and Shardanand; 74 kg - Yogesh, Jagat; 84 kg- Randher, Kuldeep; 96 kg - Jaspreet Singh, Amit; over 96 kg - Vijay;Sukhdev



Jerath re-elected vice-president of boxing federation
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 23
The Indian Boxing Federation (IBF) has unanimously re-elected Dr C K Jerath, president, Chandigarh Amateur Boxing Association, as vice-president of the Indian Boxing Federation for the third consecutive term during the annual general body meeting at Patiala today.

All 35 affiliated units of the IBF attended the meeting. Dr Jerath had acted as technical official in London Olympics and Beijing Olympics.

He was also appointed as the chairman of the jury boxing event in the last five National Games held at Banglore, Manipur, Hyderabad, Patiala and Guwahati. 



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