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Remand for accused in murder case
Our Correspondent

Dera Bassi, November 29
The accused in the case of rape and murder of a 6-year-old girl, Shankar Chaudhary, has been remanded in police custody till December 5 by a Dera Bassi court.

The body of the victim was found in a nearby forest area. Shankar Chaudhry of Piprian, West Champarn district, Bihar, had confessed that he had raped the minor girl and later killed her on the night of November 25. The accused was a labourer and had been working with the victim's father for the past some time.



Survey to detect patients of cancer in Fatehgarh Sahib
Our Correspondent

Fatehgarh Sahib, Nov 29
The district health department today organised a training camp for LHV, health supervisors and other paramedical staff to train them in identifying cancer patients in the district and to send report through online. Dr Jaswant Singh, Civil Surgeon, was the chief guest and Dr Jagpal Singh, Deputy Medical Commissioner, presided over the training programme.

Dr Jaswant Singh said from December 1 the department would conduct a fresh survey-cum-awareness campaign for the detection of cancer patients in the early stage of the disease, so that they could be cured and provided relief. He said to detect the exact number of cancer cases in the rural and urban areas, the field workers of the Health Department were being imparted special training for the survey.

The district health department has registered 74 cancer patients in the district and an amount of Rs 78,21,900 has been given to them from the Chief Minister's Cancer Relief Fund.

Dr Jagpal Singh, Nodal Officer for this project, said District programme officers had been trained by the State Institute of Health and Family Welfare and they were further imparting training to field workers. He said 392 ASHA workers 21 ASHA facilitators and 82 ANMs and eight men workers were being given training. He said NGOs and other departments would also be involved in the survey to detect patient of cancer in the district. They would prepare their reports and send them to the authorities online.



2 held on murder charge

Banur, November 29
The Banur police has arrested two commission agents, Ashim Mittal and Ankit Mittal of Chandigarh, from the local grain market on the charge of murdering their accountant after kidnapping him from Banur some days ago.

The police had got one-day police remand of the accused from a Mohali court. The SHO of Banur said the accused had admitted that they had a money dispute with the victim. — OC



Soccer players bring laurels
Deepankar Sharda
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 29
Bringing laurels to the City Beautiful, the local sub-junior team won the soccer event of 58th national school games, at Mumbai, today.
In the final of the championship, the local lads defeated West Bengal team in an exciting tiebreaker by 4-3.

Notably, the team remains unbeaten throughout the competition and lifted the title in junior category. “The lads played well and bagged the championship after defeating major states. The players deserve this victory; they played well and kept their calm,” said Sandeep Singh, team’s coach from Mumbai.

On other hand, two players including goalkeeper Subhkaran Singh and defender Suraj Rathi, were also adjudged as the best goalkeeper and the best defender, respectively, of the tournament.

“Both lads played well, custodian Subkaran displayed a wonderful skill work and saved the team on two occasions while Rathi played like a prefect sweeper back, to stop the rivals. The half-line of the team act like the backbone and supported the attacking and defending line throughout,” said Jagpal Singh, manager of the team.

Earlier, in their opening campaign, the team outclassed Uttrakhand by 1-0 while drubbed Rajasthan by 4-0 and later in their last league match, the team played a goalless draw with Maharashtra.

In the pre quarterfinals match, the team came over Goa by 7-6 through a tiebreaker and defeated Manipur by 2-0. After reaching in the final four-stage, the team registered a 1-0 victory over Delhi. The team will arrive back to city on Sunday.

“I am happy that the team has bagged laurels and moreover happier that lads from the Chandigarh Football Academy (CFA) have also contributed in achieving this feat. The players are following their senior’s footstep and hopefully in coming future the will play for the nation,” said Harjinder Singh, coach of the CFA and former skipper of Indian football team.



GMSSS-35 cricket ground cries for attention
Deepankar Sharda
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 29
Once ‘claimed’ to be a dream project of the UT Education Department, the cricket ground of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, (GMSSS-35) is facing official’s apathy.

In September, last year, Advisor Chandigarh Administration KK Sharma along with Finance-cum-Sports Secretary VK Singh, inaugurated the 3-lakh project of opening up a cricket academy, in the school premises, here.

But a year later, the ground is facing flank after no proper staff has been deployed to look after the match.

Reportedly, a total of Rs 3 lakh were spent on the project after lying Grade-I grass on the ground, landscaping was also done and a centre wicket (pitch) was also made. But the UT Education Department failed to organise a single match of the inter-school cricket tournament here.

Presently, the ground is being used by gully cricketers and the pitch is entirely covered by a patch of grass.

“The ground is in good condition and we will organise few matches of upcoming national games here,” said Rajeev Tandon, assistant education officer. When asked about no inter-school matches being organised over there, he added, “The school was hosting the inter-school softball matches at the same time so we opted to conduct the cricket matches in Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 32,” said Tandon.

On other hand, a coach on the basis of anonymity said, “The project was started by former DPI (Director Public Instruction) and after his transfer no one bothered to look after it.

For the coming up with this project, the department has done everything and it was completed in a span of three to four months. The higher officials should guide the respective school to look into it as mere appointing a coach is not the only solution. The patch of grass ahs covered the entire pitch and due to no look after the grass is turning dry. If this is a reality of a project what will happen to other projects of the UT Education Department,” said the coach.



Sorav guides Satluj Public School to victory
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 29
In the ongoing 2nd Shaheed Major Sandeep Sagar Memorial Cricket Tournament being played at the Chaman Lal DAV Public School, Sector 11, team of Satluj Public School defeated CL Champs, here today.

Batting first Satluj Public School posted a total of 263 runs after loosing 7 wickets in the allotted slot of 25 overs.

Sorav guided the team to victory after scoring brilliant 101 runs. For the bowling side, Ujjwal and Mohshin Khan claimed two wickets each.

In reply, CL Champs bundled out on a mere total of 75 runs with Mohshin Khan scoring 14 runs.

Bowler Kashish took a five-wicket haul after giving away 14 runs. Sorav for scoring century was adjudged as Man of the match.



PGGC-46 register win in kho-kho tourney
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 29
The Post Graduate Government College, Sector 46, (PGGC-46) defeated PUCC Guruhar Sariye College in the ongoing Inter-College Kho-Kho Tournament for Men (A-Division), played at Kho Kho grounds of the PU Campus, here today.

In the only match played today, the local outfit overcomes the rivals by 24-11.



GDSD-32 outplay PGGC-46 in softball tournament
Tribune News Service

A player hits the ball during the Inter-College Softball Championship at the Panjab University in Chandigarh on Thursday.
A player hits the ball during the Inter-College Softball Championship at the Panjab University in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Chandigarh, November 29
In the ongoing league match of ongoing Inter-College Softball Tournament for men, the team of GGDSD, Sector 32, overcame Post Graduate Government College, Sector 46, at the PU grounds, here today.

The team registered a one-sided 16-0 victory over the rivals.

In another well-settled match, the team of PU Campus upset SGGS Khalsa College, Sector 26, by 1-0.

The team scored the lead, in the third innings of the match.

In tomorrow’s league fixture, the team of SGGS Khalsa College, Sector 26, will face GGDSD College, Sector 32, while Post Graduate Government College, Sector 46, will play against the PU Campus.



LWCC-46 defeat Gallant Warriors by 1 wicket
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 29
The cricket team of Livewire Coaching Centre, Sector 46, (LWCC-46) defeated Gallant Warriors by 1 wicket, in keenly contested semifinals of Jaspal Bhatti Memorial Cricket Tournament, held here.

After putting to bat first, the Livewire Coaching Centre, Sector 46, restricted the side on a total of 44 runs in 7 overs in the Jaspal Bhatti Memorial Cricket Tournament. Sahibjit Singh scored 23 off 12 whole bowler Abhishek claimed 2 for 1. He was equally supported by Akash and Arun Luthra, who claimed one wicket each.

In reply, the wining side achieved the target in the last over with Arun (13 off 5), Chirag (13 off 9) and Sahil Sharma (11 off 6) scoring the lion’s share in the Jaspal Bhatti Memorial Cricket Tournament.

In the second semifinal match during the Jaspal Bhatti Memorial Cricket Tournament the Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, defeated Knight Riders, Sectors 51.

Batting first, the wining side set a target of 48 runs. Vishal (20 off 12) top the team’s score chart while bowlers Rohit, Amit, Sahil and Amit Goyal took a wicket each.

With 5 runs needed in the last over, the Knight Riders lost the match. Nitin was the only remain the only noticeable batsman after scoring 28 runs in the Jaspal Bhatti Memorial Cricket Tournament.



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