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Woman dies of swine flu
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 27
A 42-year-old woman suffering from swine flu died at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) here today. Sukhwinder Kaur, a resident of Beela village near Dhandra in Ludhiana district, was admitted to the hospital six days ago.

Family members of the patient had taken her to the DMCH after observing symptoms of swine flu. She tested positive for the disease at the hospital.

Dr Deepak Bhatia, state nodal officer for swine flu, said this was the eighth death due to swine flu in the state this year and the second reported from the city. Earlier, a patient from Sangrur had died of swine flu while undergoing treatment at the DMCH. Seventeen patients have tested positive for swine flu so far.

Dr Bhatia said there was no need to panic, "We have enough medicines and a free testing facility. Treatment for swine flu is available at district hospitals. We have already issued directions to the civil surgeons in the state in this regard.”

"In case of symptoms like high-grade fever, cough, cold, sneezing, headache, diarrhoea, vomiting and breathlessness, immediate medical intervention must be sought. We appeal that if anyone has symptoms of swine flu, he or she should contact the nearest district health centre for free tests," said Dr Bhatia.

Difficulty in breathing or shortness of breath
Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
Sudden dizziness
Severe or persistent vomiting
Blood in sputum
Prolonged coughing

3 cases of suspected dengue

Three fresh cases of suspected dengue were reported on Sunday from city hospitals. While one of the patients is from Ludhiana, the other one is from Bathinda and the third from Hanumangarh in Rajasthan.

Dos and don'ts
Do not sneeze or cough in the open
Wear mask if required
Frequent washing of hands helps
Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose if your hands are unwashed
The spread of germs can be prevented by covering your mouth with a disposable cloth or tissue while coughing or sneezing
Keep a distance of at least 3 metres from an infected person
If you have symptoms suggesting swine flu, consult a doctor immediately
Avoid visiting crowded places


Mystery shrouds death of two women in city
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 27
Three persons lost their lives in separate incidents during the past 24 hours in the city. A 19-year-old woman died under mysterious circumstances at the Ekta Colony here today. The victim has been identified as Monica (19), wife of Sunny (22), a truck driver.

The incident came to light here this evening when a resident of the colony told Sunny that his wife was lying dead in the house.

Sunny returned home and informed the police about the incident. Sunny said everything was fine till the afternoon. He said he had lunch at home and then left for work.

The body bore strangulation marks on the neck and injuries on both legs. The police has not ruled out the possibility of murder.

The police took the body to the Civil Hospital and has started investigations.

The couple had got married recently and were living separately from the family. Inderjit Singh, SHO of the Meharban police station, said both Sunny and Monica’s parents came to the police station and said the relations between the couple were cordial. They said the couple had no personal enmity with anyone.

In another incident, a 65-year-old woman died under mysterious circumstances at her house in New Raj Guru Nagar. The incident came to light when the police was informed about the death here this morning.

According to Amandeep Singh Brar, SHO, Sadar, the deceased has been identified as Talwainder Kaur (65). The family maintained that the woman died due to the side effects of a medicine. It said she took a medicine last night without consulting a doctor. The police is looking into the case with suspicion.

The SHO said the body had been sent to the Civil Hospital for a postmortem examination. He said after receiving the autopsy report, necessary action would be taken.

Man electrocuted

Illegal discharge of water by dyeing units yet again snuffed out the life of a man at the Kram Kaur Colony in the Tibba Road area here today.

A 42-year-old man was electrocuted after coming in contact with a high-voltage transformer.

The incident took place this afternoon when the victim, Inderjit Singh, a factory labourer, was returning home after finishing work at the factory.

According to the police, water from dyeing units had got accumulated near the transformer. Not aware of it, Inderjit stepped on the water and got electrocuted. A commuter spotted the body and informed the police about the incident.

Rajesh Sharma, in charge of the Tibba Road police chowki, said the man was a resident of the Jodhewal Basti area.

The victim’s family members have been informed about the incident and the body has been taken to the Civil Hospital for a postmortem.



4 robbers arrested
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 27
The Sahnewal police has arrested four miscreants who had robbed an industrialist of Rs 2 lakh at gunpoint nearly two moths ago.

The accused have been identified as Mukesh Kumar of Haryana and Arun Kumar, Jagtar Singh and Kuwant Singh, all residents of Gyaspura and the surrounding areas. They were arrested by a team of the Kanganwal chowki.

According to chowki in charge Dalbir Singh, the accused had robbed Arun Kumar, owner of Hindustan Factory in Kanganwal, of Rs 2 lakh at gunpoint on Novermber 26 last year. The accused were produced before a court, which remanded them in police custody.

Theft at house

Thieves struck at Parveen Kumar’s house on Tibba Road and decamped with cash and gold ornaments. The theft came to light yesterday. Parveen Kumar, who was putting up in the Daba area along with his family members following the death of his mother-in-law, said he was informed about the theft by his neighbours this morning. Parveen said thieves entered his house by breaking a lock and decamped with an LCD, electronic appliances, gold ornaments and cash.

Rajesh Kumar, in charge of the Tibba Road police chowki, said the police was trying to crack the case. Sources said three suspects had been rounded up for questioning.

No headway in robbery case

Two days have passed, but the police has failed to make any headway in the Giaspura robbery case. Robbers had struck at a house in Giaspura and decamped with gold jewellery and cash by making three children hostage.

The incident took place at Jai Parkash’s house on January 25. He was at work and his three children, aged four, six and nine, were at home.

It is learnt that unidentified assistants entered the house and locked the children in a room and fled with cash and gold ornaments. It was only after Jai Parkash returned home from work that the children could be rescued from the room.

The Focal Point police had registered a case in this connection.

Thieves strike at ATM

Thieves struck at an ATM of Punjab National Bank on Tajpur Road near the Bihari Colony yesterday. They failed to lay their hands on the cash, but broke the ATM completely and decamped with the batteries, the UPS and the camera installed in the ATM.

Private security guard Aman Kumar informed the police about the incident. Aman Kumar said he found the ATM damaged when he arrived for duty.

4 held with heroin

The city police has arrested four persons and recovered 60 gm of heroin from their possession. The Division No. 2 police arrested three members of a gang of robbersw from Ganda Nullah in the Amarpura area.

The accused, Gagandeep Singh, Jagdev Singh and Ravi Pal Singh, were arrested while they were planning to commit a robbery. Their fourth accomplice, Gurpreet Singh, managed to give the police the slip.

The police recovered 50 gm of heroin and sharp weapons from the accused’s possession.

In another incident, the Sadar police arrested a drug peddler, Satpal Singh, and recovered 10 gm of heroin from his possession.

According to Amandeep Singh Brar, SHO, Sadar, the police was conducting a search in the Gill Road level crossing area last evening.

Satpal Singh, who was carrying a polythene bag, tired to hide himself on seeing policemen. This raised suspicion. On conducting a search of his belongings, the police found 10 gm of heroin.

Kidnap charge against 2

Two minor girls have reportedly eloped from the city during the past 24 hours. The city police has booked two youths on a charge of kidnapping and has started investigations.

Santosh Kumar, a tenant in a house in the Field Gunj area, allegedly lured a 16-year-old girl on the pretext of marriage and eloped with her.

In the second incident, the Division No. 2 police has booked Chhotu for luring a 14-year-old girl on the pretext of marriage and kidnapping her for marriage. Both girls are migrants.



Republic Day celebrated with patriotic fervour
Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker hoists National Flag at a district-level function in city
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 27
A large number of Punjabis had sacrificed their lives for the freedom of the country. These views were expressed by Charanjit Singh Atwal, Speaker Punjab Vidhan Sabha, who hoisted the National Flag during the district-level celebrations of the 64th Republic Day held at the Government College for Boys here yesterday.

Appreciating the state government for bringing a sea change in the system, Atwal said through the Right to Service Act, bureaucrats in the state had become answerable. The step had been taken on priority so that common people did not suffer unnecessarily. Atwal said super speciality hospitals had been opened to provide better services to the public.

A march past was also held on the occasion, which was led by ACP Ramneesh Chaudhry. Freedom fighters were honoured and eight needy women were given sewing machines during the celebrations. PT show and colourful cultural items were presented by the students from various schools.

Among others present on the occasion were Rahul Tiwari, Deputy Commissioner, Ishwar Singh, Commissioner of Police, Rakesh Verma, Commissioner MC, Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria, Mayor MC, Inderjit Kaur, wife of Atwal, Neeru Katyal ADC (G), Rishipal Singh (ADC) (D), Pravin Bansal, Madan Lal Bagga, Vijay Danav, Anil Sareen, Lakshman Dravid, etc.

Notebooks distributed among the needy

Gagandeep Singh Ahluwalia, president, Ward Number 29 (North), celebrated the 64th Republic Day by distributing pencils, notebooks, etc, among the needy students. Ahluwalia told the children that on this particular day (January 26), the Constitution of India was implemented.

Freedom fighters remembered

The women wing of the Congress celebrated the day at Guru Arjan Dev Nagar under the guidance of president Leena Taparia. The women workers paid rich tributes to the freedom fighters. She hoisted the National Flag. Congress leaders, including Pawan Dean, Dimple Rana and Gursimran Singh Mand, were also present.

GHS, Ambedkar Nagar

The Republic Day was celebrated at Government High School (GHS), Ambedkar Nagar, by the Welfare Society. MLA Simarjit Singh Bains hoisted the National Flag. He was accompanied with Kamaljit Singh Karwal, Gurpreet Singh Khurana and Ranjit Singh Ubbhi. Bains also announced grant for the uplift of the school.

Jawahar Nagar camp

Bharat Bhushan Ashu, Congress MLA, hoisted the National Flag at Jawahar Nagar camp here yesterday. Speaking on the occasion, Ashu said the sacrifice of freedom fighters should not be forgotten.

Importance of Constitution highlighted

While remembering Dr BR Ambedkar and martyrs of freedom struggle, Dr VK Taneja, vice-chancellor, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, extended his congratulations on the day. He unfurled the National Flag and highlighted the importance and spirit of the Indian Constitution for the development and prosperity of people.

Tricolour unfurled

Office-bearers and members of the managing committee of the United Cycle and Parts Manufacturers’ Association celebrated the Republic Day. Harmohinder Singh Pahwa, managing director of Nova Bicycle Industries, unfurled the National Flag. SS Bhogal, managing director of Bhogal Sales Corporation, remembered the supreme sacrifices of freedom fighters who laid their lives for the country. Harmohinder Singh Pahwa, managing director of Nova Bicycle Industries, told the gathering about the importance of the day.



Tributes paid to freedom fighters
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 27
Union Information & Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari unfurled the National Flag near Clock Tower in Ludhiana. Tewari paid rich tributes to freedom fighters like Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev and Lala Lajpat Rai. He said the architect of the Indian Constitution, Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar, made tremendous contribution in giving India a Constitution which enshrined the ideals of democracy, equality, secularism and socialism.

Cong celebrates R-Day

The Congress celebrated the Republic Day at the Old Grain Market here. MLA Kaka Randeep Singh unfurled the National Flag. District Congress chief Harinder Singh Bhambri, Block Congress chief Shingara Singh Salana, advocate Om Parkash Karkra and Manjit Dalla spoke on the occasion.

Tagore Nagar Welfare Association

The New Tagore Nagar Welfare Association, Haibowal Kalan, celebrated the day with great pomp and show. A large number of people residing in the locality enjoyed the function. Students of different schools sang patriotic songs. The Tricolour was hoisted by Dr Suresh Tandon, vice-chairman, PSEB, along with office-bearers of the society and senior citizens of the area.

IMA, Ludhiana

The IMA, Ludhiana, celebrated the day with religious fervour. The chief guest, Dr Manoj Kumar Sobti, president, IMA, Punjab, hoisted the Tricolour at the IMA house.

Yoga camp held

The Patanjali Yog Samiti, Punjab, in collaboration with the Distric Patanjali Yog Samiti organised a function to celebrate the 64th Republic Day at Krishna Mandir Model Town. Krishan Lal Gupta, president, Patanjali Yog Samiti, Punjab, unfurled the National Flag. Earlier, a yoga camp was held on the venue, in which participants were educated about the prevention and cure of various ailments through yoga and pranayam.

Blood camp held

The Team Zindagi Live Foundation celebrated the day by organising its 11th blood donation camp at Pindi Dyal Dharamshala. As many as 560 units of blood was donated in the foundation’s quest for fighting thalasemmia.

Mandi Ahmedgarh

The Republic Day was celebrated with fervour in the town. Students presented cultural programmes at various educational institutes. The main function was organised at MGMN Senior Secondary School by the Municipal Council. Ravinder Puri, president, hoisted the Tricolor. Legislator Iqbal Singh Jhoonda was the chief guest at the function.

Patriotic songs, poems and choreographies presented by students of MGMN Senior Secondary School, Victoria Public High School, DAV High School, Islamia High School, Green Valley Public School, Anand Isher Senior Secondary School, Maya Devi Public School, GHG Khalsa Senior Secondary School, Lal Bahadur Public School, Janta College for Women and Kundan Public School were appreciated by all.

Office-bearers of various social and educational organisations were honoured for their selfless service to society. Kuldeep Kareer, Registrar, Punjab and Haryana High Court, Pawan Kumar Vinayak, former DGP West Bengal, Dr Rajinder Mittal MCH and Anil Aggarwal, chief executive director, Shryans Industries Limited, were given the Ahmedgarh Ratan Award.

SDM unfurls National Flag

A subdivision-level function was held to celebrate the 64th Republic Day at the Grain Market, Amloh. SDM Sanjeev Kumar unfurled the National Flag and spoke on the importance of the day. Students from various government and private schools presented a number of cultural programmes. Sewing machines were distributed among the needy women. A free ‘langar’ was organised by Arhtia Association chief Hari Chand Mittal.

Mandi Gobindgarh

Municipal Council chief Nambardar Harpal Singh Nasrali unfurled the National Flag on the day at the Municipal Complex, Mandi Gobindgarh. Municipal councillors and residents of the town were present on the occasion. Sweets were distributed among all present.


The day was celebrated with fervour at Dana Mandi, Khamano. Prem Chand, SDM, Khamano, unfurled the flag. He took the salute from a contingent of the Punjab Police and inspected the march past by students of different schools. Freedom fighters of the area were also honoured.



Graft charges against 23 patwaris
Shivani Bhakoo
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 27
Tightening the noose around patwaris, who do mutation work of land sale deals, the District Collector (Deputy Commissioner) has dismissed Satinderpal Singh of Detwal block on corruption charges. Charges have been framed against 23 patwaris in the district. All these patwaris are under suspension. Their cases are being heard in the courts of the District Collector.

"Though corruption charges have been levelled against about 23 more patwaris in the district yet they can not be dismissed until they are convicted in the Court of Deputy Commissioner. Cases are going-on against them. Five patwaris, after being convicted, were dismissed in 2012. While this year, one patwari from Detwal block has been convicted and dismissed," said the District Revenue Officer Balraj Kaur.

Sources said patwaris are "over-burdened" with a lot of workload as their vacancies have not been filled for the past several months. One patwari has to see the mutation work of about three to four blocks. There are total 444 posts of patwaris in the district out of which about 190 are lying vacant.

One of the staff members, working at Sub-Registrar office here, disclosed that most of the patwaris did not provide the records to public easily. "If one has to get jamabandi/farad, patwari would ask for a "fee" and their "fees" varies from Rs 2,000 to Rs 1 lakh or even more, in-case they have to tamper with the records," said the staff-member.

Patwari dismissed on corruption charges about a week ago.
23 more patwaris under suspension, corruption charges levelled.
Five patwaris on similar charges dismissed last year.
Department runs short of patwaris in the district.
Most of the patwaris ask for a "fees" for providing jamabandi/mutation etc.



CBSE schools to teach moral values
Gurvinder Singh
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 27
It would not only be just education for information and preparing children for careers from the next academic session but the students would also be educated about moral values.

Several co-curricular activities would be conducted in the CBSE schools that would be aimed at instilling moral values.

"It was the need of the hour to prevent the youth from going astray. Education of values is very important these days to prevent youngsters from going astray," Harmeet Kaur Waraich, Director, Ludhiana Sahodaya School Complex. "The board is taking it very seriously and moral values and gender sensitisation would be part of the education," she said.

"The values would be imparted to students through various activities like debates, plays, nukkad nataks etc. Values like love, peace, sacrifice, tolerance, humility, forgiveness would be according to different age group. They would be taught through 'value cards', a handbook and CD of songs on the themes of peace, respect for nature. After sometime, these activities would become part of the formative assessment,” said Waraich.

Different 'value-cards' have been formed with different values for different age-groups for classes nursery to II, class III to class V, class VI to class VIII and from class IX to class XII.

"The most important aspect of education is to make good human beings and value-based education should be taught right from the beginning," said Gagandeep, a parent. "It is good that values are going to be taught according to the age-group," he said.

"It is good that the CBSE has taken this initiative to provide complete education to children because moral education has been dwindling in the society as families have been turning nuclear," said Rohit, a teacher. "Moral education is all the more important with the changing times."



From colleges
Pharmacy college gets award

The GHG Khalsa College of Pharmacy, Gurusar Sadhar (Ludhiana), has been given the Best Performing Institution of the Year Award-2012 by the International Achievers Conference. The award was received by Dr VK Kapoor, professor and principal of the college, during the 3rd International Achievers Summit, Bangkok, Thailand. The award was given by HE Korn Kom Dabbaransi, a former Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand. Other dignitaries present on the occasion were former director, CBI Sardar Joginder Singh, former Chief Justice of India Bashir Ahmad Khan and Congress leader Pramod Tiwari.


The Republic Day was celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm by the staff and students of the Government College for Girls (GCG), Ludhiana. Gurminder Kaur, principal of the college, unfurled the National Flag.

SDP Institutions

SDP College for Women, Ludhiana, in collaboration with other SDP institutions - SDP Senior Secondary School Hazuri Road, SDP Senior Secondary School (Branch), Basti Jodhewal, Om Parkash Gupta SDP Senior Secondary School, Quilla Mohalla, Ram Lal Bhasin Public School, Dugri, and SDP Collegiate Senior Secondary School College campus celebrated the Republic Day on the college campus with religious fervor and gaiety. More than 5,000 students of SDP Educational Institutions holding the flags in their hands marched through the streets and finally thronged the venue of the function. Balraj Bhasin, president, SDP Sabha (regd) and College Managing Committee, was the chief guest. — TNS 



From schools
Cultural performances, plays mark celebrations

Students’ parents take part in a race during the annual sports day at Ryan International School in Ludhiana.
Students’ parents take part in a race during the annual sports day at Ryan International School in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

The Republic Day was celebrated with religious fervour at different schools in the city. NCC cadets performed a march past and saluted the National Flag at Ryan International School. Athletics events like 200m, 400m and 100m race, aerobics, parents’ race, needle race, lemon race and ball race were held as part of the annual sports day, which was also celebrated here. Cultural performances were also given by students.

At Bhartiya Vidya Mandir, Kitchlu Nagar, teachers made the students aware of the significance of the day. After congratulating the participants, principal Santosh Mehra said the younger generation should be vigilant and rise above all parochial considerations of regionalism, religion and caste.

At BCM School, Chandigarh Road, students of different houses enacted plays having patriotic themes during an inter-house play competition.

Poem recitation and patriotic songs were presented by students at New GMT School. Students also took pledge to serve the country. They performed on the patriotic themes in songs, dances and sequences on the core issues of the country at the branches of Greenland Convent School. Poster-making and singing competitions were also held at GMT Public School.

Patriotic songs were sung by children at New Era Public School. At BCM Dugri, the morning assembly for the whole week was dedicated to freedom fighters.

Students of DRV DAV Centenary Public School, Phillaur, celebrated the day by performing dance items wearing tri-coloured dresses.

They sang patriotic songs, recited poems and delivered speeches related to the occasion. — TNS

Freedom fighters honoured

Khanna: The Republic Day was celebrated here with religious fervour. Chief Parliamentary Secretary Chaudhri Nand Lal hoisted the National Flag during a function held at Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Khanna. He appreciated the role of martyrs in the freedom struggle. He honoured freedom fighters of the area and sports persons, social activists and some others during the function. SDM Khanna PS Sodhi, SSP Jatinder Singh Aulakh, SPD Bhupinder Singh and other officials of the police, Khanna district, were present.



ludhiana scan
Book released

A book titled 'Samein Da Sach' was released at Punjabi Sahit Akademi, Punjabi Bhawan here on Sunday. The book is authored by Gurjatinder Singh Randhawa. Several litterateurs including Dr SS Johl, Jagdev Singh Jassowal, president of the academy prof Gurbhajan Singh Gill were present on the occasion. The book is a compilation of columns and writings in a weekly newspaper published in the US.

People take part in a go-carting event organised at F2 Raceway, South City, in Ludhiana on Sunday.
People take part in a go-carting event organised at F2 Raceway, South City, in Ludhiana on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Go-carting event concludes

A go-carting event was organised at an amusement part in South City, on the Canal road. The two-day event concluded here on Sunday. The event had three categories including two age-wise categories for men and one for women. Top 10 people from each category competed in the event in the evening here on Sunday. Top three in each category were given prizes during the event.

Convention on democratic rights

Kranti Chaitanya, senior leader of Andhra Pradesh Civil Liberties Committee (APCLC), was in the city to address a convention on "Democratic Rights and Role of Aware People" organised by Association for Democratic Rights Punjab (AFDR) at Punjabi Bhawan here on Sunday. While addressing to the convention, Kranti alleged that state repression is going on across the country with different faces. Dr Jagmohan Singh, general secretary, of AFDRsaid, "There are corrupt alliances among corporate, politicians and bureaucrats. Awareness among the people about their democratic rights is the only solution to stop the state repression." — TNS



Drug peddler arrested with 30 bags of poppy husk
Gurminder Singh Grewal

Khanna/ Samrala January 27
Samrala police claimed to have recovered over 30 bags of poppy husk weighing about 12 quintals of about Rs 40 lakh from a truck, during a naka from an inter-state gang of smugglers.

SP(D), Khanna, Bhupinder Singh, in a press conference said the police, on a tip off, had setup a naka on the Sirhand Canal near Neelon.

When the police personnel signaled a truck coming from Doraha side to stop, the driver in spite of stop increased the speed but was stopped and overpowered by the policemen. When the truck was searched, it was filled with about 30 bags of poppy husk. The police personnel on duty immediately informed the senior officials of the Khanna police district and DSP Samrala, Jagwinder Singh, who was inspecting the operation with SHO Samrala reached the spot. In his presence, the poppy husk was taken into custody that was about 30 bags in numbers.

SP(D) further said Mukhtiar Singh, a resident of Bondalwal village, who was arrested has confessed that he was a member of an inter-state gang of smugglers which is operating in many areas of Punjab and other states also.

He said the smugglers had taken this consignment from Madhaya Pardesh and were to deliver this to a person of nearby Barma village near Samrala from where it was to be supplied to nearby villages.

According to SP(D), two of the accomplices of the arrested accused managed to escape and hoped that they will be arrested soon and more revelations are expected after their arrest.

He said the market value of the recovered contraband was estimated to be of about Rs 40 lakh. The arrested accused was presented in a court at Samrala from where he was sent in police custody up to February 2.



21-year-old booked on rape charge
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 27
A 21-year-old youth, who had kidnapped a 13-year-old girl for marriage, has been nabbed from Patna in Bihar.

The accused had fled a few days ago. The girl, a minor, has been rescued from Bihar. A medical examination of the victim was done which confirmed that she was raped and following which the youth was booked in a case of rape.

The youth has been identified as Shiv Ram. He was produced before the court which sent him to jail.

A team was formed to nab the accused after he had kidnapped the girl on pretext of marriage.



cricket meet
KVM lads qualify for next round

Ludhiana, January 27
Manan Jain excelled with the bat, while Deepin Chitkara performed well with the ball to enable Kundan Vidya Mandir (KVM) to wrap up all their three encounters in the Ludhiana District PCA Inter-School Coca Cola Cricket Tournament (U-16) and qualify for the Inter-District Tournament to be organised next month. The tournament concluded at Arya College ground here today.

Manan scored two back-to-back centuries and Deepin bowled deadly spells grabbing nine wickets to steer their side to advance ahead.

In the first match against Government Model Senior Secondary School, Punjab Agricultural University, Deepin claimed two wickets. In the second outing, he captured five wickets against Green Land Senior Secondary School and then scalped two wickets against DAV Public School, which saw KVM team to qualify for the next round.

In the second match played yesterday, KVM routed Green Land Senior Secondary School by 148 runs.

Batting first, KVM, riding high over excellent contributions from Manan Jain, made 252 runs for the loss of six wickets in the allotted 40 overs. For Green Land School, Gurjot Singh, Abhay and Jatin took one wicket each. Chasing an uphill task, Green Land School's innings folded at 104 runs in 28 overs.

KVM's Deepin Chitkara ripped apart Green Land School's batting line-up, chipping in with five wickets for just seven runs. Akshay Kumar took two wickets for 20 runs, while Vaibhav clinched one wicket for 19 runs.

In the last match played today, KVM thrashed DAV Public School by 162 runs.

KVM won the toss and elected to bat first. In the stipulated 40 overs, they made 251 runs for the loss of four wickets.

In reply, DAV School could muster 89 runs in 19 overs. Sumer Singh scored 25 runs, while Harkunwar Singh Makkar and Ganga contributed 14 runs each.

For the winning side, Manan Jain and Akshit Bhardwaj grabbed three wickets each, while Deepin Chitkara and Raghav claimed two wickets each to complete the rout. — OC



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