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Gang of power transformer thieves busted
Our Correspondent

Dera Bassi, December 14
The police have claimed to bust a gang of thieves who were involved in the stealing of transformers. Police received this success when a police party set up a naka on Dera Bassi-Barwala road last night. The accused were identified as Tariq, Nishad, Sehbaj, Niam and Kallu.

Meanwhile, SSP Mohali Inder Mohan Singh said all accused admitted that they were involved in stealing of transformers from different places. They use to sale the metal of transformers. 20 quintal of iron and 38 kilogram of copper was recovered from them. The court had sent them in police remand till December 16.

Flower show begins

Dera Bassi: Second flower show begins today at the Sada Sukh Park. Different types of flowers were showcased by various institutes and individuals. Flower competitions were held in the show. The show was inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner, Mohali, Tejinderpal Singh Sidhu. Speaking on the occasion he highlighted the importance of flower shows and praised the effort. A cultural function was also organised.


Tennis camp courts row
Parents object to rise in number of probables for local team at eleventh hour
Deepankar Sharda
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 14
Parents of some local tennis players today accused the UT Education Department of increasing the number of probables for the local team allegedly to extend favour to some players. They have objected to the departmentís move.

The ongoing coaching camp to shortlist the local team for the upcoming national school games to be held in Pune courted a controversy when the sports branch of the UT Education Department decided to add more probables in the preparatory coaching camp.

Earlier, the department had selected seven players in four categories, namely boys Under 14, 17 and 19 years, and girls under -14 years. However, 12 players participated in the camp on the first day.

"How can the authorities add seats at the eleventh hour? Raising the number of players without any prior intimation raises questions over officials' intentions. The development will have an effect on the final selection. If these players were so good, why were they not selected during selection trials? The UT Education department is turning a blind eye to the issue. Apprehending protest, no official came here to explain the move," alleged a parent.

Earlier this year, the selection process of junior cricket team had hit the roadblock after some parents levelled similar allegations against the sports branch. Then, retrials were conducted after intervention by higher authorities.

"It is the decision of the officials from the sports branch. We have nothing to do with it. Our work is to teach, we are not aware of administrative works," said a coach.

State's sports organiser Amardeep Singh was not available for comments.



Tennis tournament
Vikrant blanks Digvijay 8-0
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 14
Second seeded Vikrant Dahiya blanked Sarang Garg 8-0 while fourth seeded Digvijay Pratap Singh defeated Anmol Rattan Kamboj 8-2 in the ongoing People for Animals-Chandigarh CLTA-AITA Championship Tennis Series, being held here today.

Krishan Hooda defeated Raghav Negi in a very closely contested match 8-7 (5). In another close match Karan Bhalla went down against Saurav Kalkal.


Boys (U-16)

First round: Anmol Rattan Kamboj bt Nishant Kakkar 8-1; Raunaq Marwaha bt Kanav Khurana 8-0; Harinder Singh bt Kluseher Paul 8-1; Ritvik Rana bt Amarjyot Sandhu 8-0; Akhil Dhoon bt Tushar Kumar 8-1; Saurabh Prashar bt Saurabh Yadav 8-0; Yugank Bhardwaj bt Nishant Sindhu 8-2; Akshit Chhabra bt Jivesh Garg 8-3; Navjot Singh bt Aishwarya Goel 8-3; Suyash Gupta bt Aryavardhan Rathore 8-3; Yogesh Kaliraman bt Jaskaran Riar 8-2; Aditya Pratap bt Ishan Puri 8-0; Ishan Sethi bt Rashbeg Ahluwalia 8-2; Rehan Sareen bt Vatsal Chaouhan 8-4; Sohraab Singh bt Utkarsh Panwar 8-2; Prithvi Khanna bt Abir Hiranadani 8-4; Rahul Verma bt Sahil Yadav 8-5; Siddharth Bedekar bt Parmeet Deol 8-6; Padam Kumar bt Aniket Khosa 8-4; Karan Singh Bhalla bt Sehaj Punj 8-4; Rohit Kumar Sai bt Akshay Chauhan 8-7; Lakshay Vohra bt Amitoj Singh 8-7 (4); Dalbir Singh bt Vikramaditya Kadian 8-0; Karandeep Singh bt Parav Dev 8-5; Tushar Aggarwal bt Abhinav Sharma 8-1; Shashikant Rajput bt Naresh Badgujar 8-1; Nimit Jain bt Rohit Malik 8-5.

Second round: Param Pun bt Raunaq Marwaha 8-2; Sagar Sehrawat bt Harinder Singh 8-3; Akhil Dhuoon bt Ritvik Rana 8-7 (5); Gurjot Siddhu bt Sourabh Prashar 8-0; Himanshu Mor bt Yugank Bhardwaj 8-6; Karishna bt Suyansh Gupta 8-3; Calvin Golmei bt Sarthak Jain 8-5; Mritunjay Badola bt Yogesh Kaliraman 8-1; Aditya Pratap Singh bt Hardarshan Singh 8-5; Vikrant Dahiya bt Sarang Garg 8-0; Digvijay Pratap bt Anmol Rattan 8-2; Nihit Rawal bt Prithvi Khanna 8-0; Krishan Hooda bt Raghav Negi 8-7 (5); Aditya Vashist bt. Siddharth Bedekar 8-1; MS Karthik bt Savneet Bajwa 8-2; Eklavya Singh bt Mael Kes 8-1; Vijyant Dalal bt Sumit Bhain 8-6; Gurkeerat bt Parveen 8-1; Neeraj bt. Akshit Chhabra 8-1; Padam bt Dipin Wadhwa 8-2; Saurav Kalkal bt Karan Bhalla 8-7; Rohit Kumar Sai bt Lakshay 8-5; Tushar bt Nimit Jain 8-4; Navjot bt Samarth 8-1; Ishan bt Siddhant 8-3; Sagar Bains bt Rehan 8-2; Sohrab bt Vaibhav 8-3; Rahul Verma bt Jaskaran 8-1.



Millennium Annual Sports Meet
Prithvi House lift winnerís trophy
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 14
The Prithvi house lift the winning trophy on the last day of Millennium Annual Sports Meet, concluded at the Sports Complex, Sector 7, here today. Agni House and Jal House won runners-up and second runners-up spot in the meet.

In the boys (U-12) category, Harrohit was adjudged as the best athlete and won 5 gold medals while Priyanshu won the title of best athlete (girls) title with 5 gold medals. Parents and teachers also took part in the races. In parentsí contests, Monika won 400m race in motherís category, Kamlesh took the winning cap for the fittest grandparent while in fatherís category Kuljinder Sidhu won the 400 m race.


Boys (U-8): Anmolpreet; girls (U-8) Virsa Kaur ; Boys (U-9) Eknoor Singh and Girls (U-9) Kismattdeep Kaur; Boys (U-10) Rubia Chae Gill, Girls (U-10) Naman Kalsi; Boys (U-11) Jaideep and Girls (U-11) Aasees Kaur; Boys (U-12) Harrohit; Girls (U-12) Gurman Kaur; Boys (U-13) Udayveer; Girls (U-13) Navleen; Boys (U-14) Ayush; Girls (U-14) Priyanshu; Boys (U- 15) Jasnoor; Girls (U-15) Simran.



St Stephenís beat Nav Bal Niketan by 240 runs
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 14
The cricket team of St Stephenís School, Sector 45, beat Nav Bal Niketan School, Panchkula, by 240 runs, during a match of 10th Molly Carver Memorial Cricket Cup, being held here today.

Batting first, the team of St Stephenís School posted a healthy total of 314 -runs in allotted 30 overs. Khusleen Singh (115 off 57 balls) and Anshul Chaudhary (103 off 58 balls) guided the team to score huge. Parshant Sharma also marked his day with an unbeaten knock of 56-runs. For bowling side, Ravi took 1 for 54. In reply, the Nav Bal Niketan School bundled out for 70-runs in 25 overs with Kunal (14- runs) and Komal (11-runs) contributing most. Bowler Prashant Sharma claimed 4 for 90 while Tanveer Chahal and Anshul Chaudhary claimed two wickets each.



St Soldier defeat Manav Mangal school
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 14
The cricket team of St Solider School beat Manav Mangal school by 4 wickets, in a match of the ongoing 16th Edmund Rice Cricket Championship, being held at St Johnís High School, Sector 26, here today.

Batting first, Manav Mangal scored 82-runs in 20 overs. Yuvraj (21-runs) and Prabhjot (14-runs) contributed major share in teamís total.

For bowling side, Gaurav claimed 3 for 17 whereas Sachin took 2 for 18. In reply, the St Soliderís side achived the target in the 19th over with Ashish (27-runs) and Gaurav (21-runs) scripting the teamís win. Yuvraj claimed 2 for 20.



Cricket tourney begins today
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 14
The SAI Navigator Cricket Championship will start from tomorrow, at the cricket grounds of Yadvindra Public School, Mohali. The corporate league will witness a total of four teams vying for the trophy.

The teams including Chandigarh Police Cricket Team, Food Corporation of India Cricket Team, Canara Bank Cricket Team and Mohali Industries Association Cricket Team will participate in this tournament.



Football tourney
Dikshant International lift trophy
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, December 14
Hosts Dikshant International School, Zirakpur, defeated Little Flower Convent School, Panchkula, 5-0 to lift the 3rd Dikshant Invitational Inter-School Football Tournament, concluded here.

Deepak scored a hat-trick; he scored his first goal in the 5th minute followed by other two goals in 10th and 17th minute of the match.

In the second half, Saahil added two goals, one each in 44th and 45th minute of the play.

Deepak, from Dikshant International School, scored a total of 8 goals and was adjudged as the player of the tournament.

The Alpine School beat The Gurukul Panchkula 2 -0 to satisfy themselves with the third spot.



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