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Authority for regulating media opposed
Tribune News Service

Raj Chengappa (second from left), Editor-in-Chief, The Tribune Group, releases a book on media ethics during a seminar at Punjabi University in Patiala on Thursday. Also present (left to right): Dr Navjit Singh Johal, head of the mass communication department, Punjabi University; Dr Jaspal Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Punjabi University; Dr Rajesh Gill, head of the sociology department, Panjab University, Chandigarh; and Dr Kirandeep Kaur, dean, education, Punjabi University.
Raj Chengappa (second from left), Editor-in-Chief, The Tribune Group, releases a book on media ethics during a seminar at Punjabi University in Patiala on Thursday. Also present (left to right): Dr Navjit Singh Johal, head of the mass communication department, Punjabi University; Dr Jaspal Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Punjabi University; Dr Rajesh Gill, head of the sociology department, Panjab University, Chandigarh; and Dr Kirandeep Kaur, dean, education, Punjabi University. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Patiala, January 31
Opposing the setting up of any authority for regulating the media, Raj Chengappa, Editor-in-Chief, The Tribune, Chandigarh, said restraint while presenting information should be exercised from within the media organisations.

He was delivering the inaugural address at a national seminar on "Social Dimensions of New Media" organised by the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Punjabi University, here today.

In his presidential address, Dr Jaspal Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Punjabi University, said the media as the fourth pillar of democracy should reflect the whole of India by adopting an inclusive approach. It should also reflect the country's diversity and plurality, he said. Working journalists and editors should introspect at the end of the day whether they had presented information to the people truthfully and objectively, he said.

In her keynote address, Dr Rajesh Gill, head, department of sociology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, said the new media was not value neutral. Without adherence to a certain set of values, no society could move forward, she said.

The multimedia had distanced the younger generation from their parents, she said.

Others who spoke were Dr Kirandeep, dean, faculty of education and information science, Dr Navjit Singh Johal, head, mass communication department, Dr Happy Jeji and Dr Bindu Sharma.



22-yr-old woman dies in mishap
Our Correspondent

Dera Bassi, January 31
A 22-year-old woman was killed and another injured when a truck hit them on the Dera Bassi-Barwala road yesterday evening.

The deceased has been identified as Pooja, who hails from Uttar Pradesh. She was employed at a local factory and was staying at a colony in Bhagwanpur village.

The injured woman, 20-year-old Varsa, also hails from Uttar Pradesh and has been admitted to the Government Medical College and Hospital in Chandigarh.

The accident occurred when the women were reportedly returning to their home after getting medicines from a shop. They were on foot. The truck hit them from the rear side.

Pooja reportedly died on the spot. Police has registered a case against the truck driver, Mohinder Singh.



Granthi accused of beating up wife
Tribune News Service

The victim, Surinder Kaur
The victim, Surinder Kaur

Mohali, January 31
President of the Dharam Prachar Committee and Kalgidhar Sewak Jatha, Punjab, Bhai Jatinder Pal Singh is in trouble as his wife, Surinder Kaur, has accused him of thrashing her.

He is also the general secretary of the district unit of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Urban). The victim, Surinder Kaur was admitted to the Civil Hospital, Phase VI, with injuries on her right eye, hand and knees.

The family of the victim alleged that the police was favouring the SAD leader as it had not registered an FIR in the case so far. “We will initiate action once the medical report is out," said DSP RS Sohal.

Talking to Chandigarh Tribune, Surinder Kaur alleged that her husband beat her up with a pipe on Tuesday morning over a trivial issue.

“My husband has been assaulting me since our marriage. He has crossed all limits. On Tuesday morning, he started beating me up without any reason," alleged the victim.

Bhai Jatinder Pal Singh refuted the allegations. “She had suffered injuries 15 days ago. She had fallen in the washroom. I don’t know why she (his wife) is implicating me," said Bhai Jatinder Pal Singh.

The victim’s father, Prithpal Singh, and brother Jaspreet Singh alleged that it was not the first time that such incident had taken place. “My daughter is so scared of him that she did lodge a complaint against him," said Prithpal Singh.

Jaspreet Singh alleged that the police was not listening to them.

“When we went to the Phase I police station, several Akali leaders along with the station house officer were sitting there. It seems that the police is in no mood to register an FIR," alleged Jaspreet SHO Kamaljit Singh said he was not at the police station. “We have lodged a DDR and investigations are on," said the SHO. 



Cricket: DAVs set for title clash 
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 31
The DAV School, Sector 8, cricket team will face DAV School, Amritsar, in the finals of State cricket Championship for the Coca Cola trophy.

In the two semi-finals, played here, the DAV School, Sector 8, registered an 8-wicket win over the Jalandhar team at their home ground, in the first match, while DAV School, Amritsar, beat Shivalik Public School, Ropar in the second semi-finals.

Winning the toss and electing to bat, the Jalandhar team was bowled out for 156 runs in 48.2 overs. Down with 63 for 6 in 23.4 overs, the team's innings was steadied by some sensible batting from Chirag Bawa and Damandeep Singh. The duo scored 65 runs for the seventh wicket, while Chirag Bawa scored 35 runs, Damandeep contributed 39 runs. For the bowling side, Bhagminder Singh took a five-wicket haul for 26 runs while Hemang bagged 3 for 21.

In reply, the openers Bhagminder Singh and Shubham chand of local team put on 59 runs for the first wicket in 12.2 overs. Bhagminder Singh contributed 42 runs and Shubham Chand scored 16-runs, before moving to pavillion.

Later, Vineet Dhakka and Abhimanyu Singha guided the team to victory with an unbeaten stand of 65 runs, for the 3rd wicket. While Vineet remained unbeaten on 56 off 58 with 9 boundaries, Abhimanyu Singha chipped in with 27 off 32 which included 3 boundaries. Bowlers Akshit and Sukhwant grabbed one wicket apiece.

Brief Scores:

City Public School, Jalandhar- 156 all out in 48.2 overs (Chirag Bawa 35, Damandeep 39 and Jasbir Singh 17, Himank 3 for 21, Bhagmender Singh 5 for 26, Raman Bishnoi 1 for 28 and Sagar Sharma 1 for 15)

DAV School Chandigarh-158 for 2 in 29.3 overs (Bhagminder Singh 42, Shubham Chand 16, Vineet Dhakka 56 not out and Abhimanyu 27 not out, Akshit 1 for 40 , Sukhwant 1 for 9).

In the second match, the DAV School, Amritsar, defeated Shivalik Public School, Ropar, by 8-wickets The Ropar team was bumdled out for 140-runs in 40.2 overs, after they won the toss and elected to bat first. For them Gurdeep (32) and Mannat (21), were the main contributers for the team, while for bowling side Karan Sharma and Abhinav took 3-wickets each. The Amritsar team scored 141 in 21.1 overs, while chasing the target. Marshal Bhagat (55) and Navneet Singh (47) scored unbeaten knocks . For the Ropar team, Gurdeep and Raghav claimed one-wicket apiece.

Brief Scores-

Shivalik Public School Ropar-140 all out in 40.2 overs (Gurdeep 32, Abhijot 13, Mannat 21 and Jagdeep 12 , Naman 13,Karan Sharma 3 for 16 and Abhinav 3 for 27).

DAV School Amritsar-141 for 2 in 21.1 overs (Karan Sharma 19, Abhinav Sharma 11, Marshal Bhagat unbeaten 55, Navneet Singh unbeaten 47, 1 for 35 , Raghav 1 for 22).



Kings XI Punjab to hold T20 cup from February 4
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 31
The fourth edition of the Kings XI Punjab Cup in T20 format will start from February 4 to 8 at the Sector 16 cricket stadium, here. The tournament will be played on league match basis with the aim to promote cricket and find the talent at grass-root level. The league will witness Kings XI Red, Kings XI Blue, Kings XI Green and Kings XI Yellow, comprising 16 players each, vying for the cup.

This tournament is an important event for domestic cricketers to showcase their performance and gain entry to the contracted squad of the franchisee. The earlier editions of the tournament witnessed promising cricketers like Mandeep Singh, Parwinder Awana, Gurkeerat Mann, Bipul Sharma, Paul Valthaty, Bharghav Bhatt, Manvinder Bisla, making it to the main team of Kings XI, Punjab.

Besides, giving a strategic start to the new season, the Kings XI Punjab, today announced the appointment of Darren Lehmann, as the new coach of their team.

"I am extremely honoured to get a chance of coaching Kings XI Punjab. The franchise has always excited me and I am looking forward to work for the team. I am glad to have the presence of Adam Gilchrist with me and I hope the young guns will perform better this year", said Lehmann.



Abohar college win yoga championship at PU
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 31
The DAV College, Abohar, with a total of 1370 points bagged the Panjab University Inter-College Yoga championship for Men, held at gymnasium-hall of Panjab University, here today. The team of Panjab University Campus, secured runners-up position with 1032 points while DAV College Sector-10 with a total of 966-points finished at third place.

The yoga performers of MMD DAV College, Gidderbaha, attained fourth place with 826 points.

Results- Individual All Round Best Yogies- Sikander Pal of PU Campus with 94 points; Hemant Kumar of DAV College, Abohar with 93.67 points; Sanjeev Kumar of DAV College, Abohar with 92.67 points.



GMSSS-22 beat Vivek school 2-0

Chandigarh, January 31
On the second day of Chandigarh sub-junior Boys' state meet for boys (U-16) in the Coca Cola Cup, team of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22, (GMSSS-22) defeated Vivek High School, Sector 38, by 2-0, at football stadium of sector 17, here.

For the winning team their striker, Akash, scored twice to ensure team's victory. He scored the first goal in the 40th minute while the second in the 49th minute.

In another match, the team of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, (GMSSS-19) routed Aashiana Public School, Sector 46, by 4-1. For GMSSS-19, right striker, Pankaj Kanojia, scored all the goals, including a hat-trick, in 4th, 20th, 37th and 43rd minutes, to make it a one-man show. For the loosing side, Harmeet scored the lone consoling goal, in the 48th minute.

In the third match, the Mount Carmel School, defeated St Peter's School, Sector 37, by 4-0 goals. Half-back, Madhav, put the Carmel's team ahead after netting a goal in the 15th minute while his teammate, Karanveer, doubled the lead in the 17th minute. In the second half of the game, Harish Thakur (39th Minute) and Karanveer (42nd minute) completed the team's wining tally.

In the last match, facing hard-luck, the Saupin's School, Sector 32, went down against Delhi Public School, Sector 40, by 5-3, in a tie breaker. — TNS



Indore girls shine in softball competition

Chandigarh, January 31
The Panjab University, women softball team, secured runners-up position in the recently concluded, All-India Inter-University Softball Championship, organised by Devi Ahilya University Indore. The Devi Ahilya University, Indore, won the championship while GNDU, Amritsar, secured third place.

Also, the men baseball team of PU, successfully attained second place, while Delhi University secured the first place, in the All India Inter-University Baseball championship, organised by Delhi University, — TNS



Equestrian meet from today

Chandigarh, January 31
The Chandigarh Horse Riders Society (CHRS) will organise the annual inter-school and inter-club equestrian meet from February 1 to 3 at the Equestrian club of lake-sports complex. The competition will be held in the age categories of under 10, 10 to14 and 15 to16 years as well as open category. Participants are required to submit their proof of age along with the entry form.

The events, including jumping (fault and out, normal, top score, open jumping normal, top score), dressage (for 10 to 14 years and 15 to16 years), bare back pole bending (only for 14 years and above), pole bending race, trotting race, boot and hay race, children's hacks, ball and bucket race and tent pegging (minimum age 15 years), will be organised. — TNS



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