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AAP launches membership drive in Dera Bassi, Zirakpur
Our Correspondent

Dera Bassi, January 21
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has launched its membership campaign in Dera Bassi, Lalru and Zirakpur areas.

HS Kohli, the AAP party’s in-charge for Dera Bassi and Lalru areas, said so far, they had enrolled over 7,000 members in the areas under his command. Also, the party is raising common issues and problems of people with the authorities concerned.

He said they had raised the issues of corruption
in the power department and inadequate supply of electricity in Dera Bassi and other adjoining villages with the officials concerned, adding that they had been assured of an early resolution to the problems.

Kohli claimed that people from all walks of life were showing interest in the membership campaign of the party.

Narinderjeet Kaur Brar, the in-charge for Zirakpur area, said over 500 members from the Zirakpur area had registered with the party.

Kohli added that they were also familiarising people with the programmes and demands of the AAP. 



Pedestrian dies in accident 
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 21
A pedestrian died in an accident last night after hit by an unidentified car. Police said the car managed to escape after hitting the pedestrian on the road dividing Sector 14 and 15. The pedestrian was noticed lying on the road by a passerby, following which the police was informed. The pedestrian was admitted with serious injuries at PGI, where he later succumbed to his injuries. The police have registered a case of causing death due to rash and negligent driving against the unknown driver under Section 304-A of the IPC. The police said the victim appears to be a beggar and is still unidentified.

Police sources said recording of CCTV cameras installed at the entry point of Gate No. 2 of PU and at the light point would be checked for clues. “The entrance of PU is quite active even in late night hours” police said.

In another accident, a 45 year-old unidentified pedestrian died. The pedestrian was hit by a Skoda car on January 19. The pedestrian was crossing the road dividing Sector 38 and 40. The victim was rushed to PGI where he succumbed to his injuries. The police have recovered the vehicle from the spot.



Poor floodlights hit practice session
Punjab, Delhi to clash in the opening match of Hockey India League on January 25
Deepankar Sharda
Tribune News Service

Sardar Singh of Delhi Waveriders during a warm-up exercise
Sardar Singh of Delhi Waveriders during a warm-up exercise; and (below) only one floodlight is on during a practice session at the hockey stadium in Mohali on Tuesday. Tribune photos: Vicky Gharu

only one floodlight is on during a practice session at the hockey stadium in Mohali on Tuesday.

Chandigarh, January 21
For 70 minutes two friends will turn foes and will try to defeat each other during the first match of the Hockey India League (HIL) on January 25 at the newly built hockey stadium in Mohali.

The city will witness the Jaypee Punjab Warriors team taking on Delhi Waveriders in the opening encounter of the HIL 2014 edition on Saturday. And with this opening game, Sandeep Singh of the Punjab team will face his friend-cum-former teammate Sardar Singh of Delhi Waveriders. Sardar, who is at present heading the Indian hockey squad, and Sandeep, who is a former member of the Indian team, will prove their mettle against each other in the first game.

Both teams attended a practice session at the new stadium today. However, the visiting Delhi side suffered during their first session at the stadium due to low floodlights.

However, in order to make this event a success, the management of the Punjab Warriors team announced free passes for students and personnel of the armed forces for the matches scheduled to be played in Mohali.

The free passes, which are available at Gate No 2 of the Mohali hockey stadium, will be given after checking identity cards. Others will have to pay a nominal amount of Rs 50 for the general stand and Rs 500 for the VIP stand. These tickets can be bought from Gate No. 2 of the stadium, The Peddlers, Sector 35, Chandigarh; Nik Bakers, Sector 9 and 22, Chandigarh, and Glasstique, Sector 9, Panchukla. The opening ceremony will have a Bollywood performance and a laser show. The ceremony will start at 6.45pm.

The Punjab team will play five matches at their home turf during the tournament. The first match will be held on January 25, when Punjab Warriors will face Delhi Waveriders (8pm) while in the second match, the home team will face Dabur Mumbai Magicians on January 26 (8pm).

On February 11, Punjab Warriors will lock horns with Kalinga Lancers whereas on February 15 (8pm), the Punjab side will face Uttar Pradesh Wizards (6pm).

In the last home match, the Punjab side will take on defending champions Ranchi Rhinos on February 16 (8pm).

“We are optimistic for our performance. All players are fit to play in any condition. The local crowd will also cheer for us and we are ready to give our best and a better performance than the previous year” said Jamie Dwyer, captain, Punjab team.



PU softball teams excel in national tournament
Tribune News Service

The softball women's team of Panjab University, Chandigarh, poses with their medals.
The softball women's team of Panjab University, Chandigarh, poses with their medals. A Tribune photograph

Chandigarh, January 21
The softball teams (men and women) of Panjab University bagged top spots in the All-India Inter University Softball Championship for Women and Men, which concluded at Acharaya Nagarjuna University, Nagarjuna Nagar, Andhra Pradesh.

The women’s team bagged the runners-up position while the other team secured the third position in the championship. The event was held from January 13 to 18.

Women’s Team: Raj Rani (captain), Shanaz Akhtar, Ramandeep Kaur, Amandeep Kaur, Bhavya Sawhney, Jasleen Kaur, Mandeep Kaur, Rajwinder Kaur, Renu Bala, Manisha Kumari, Arshdeep Kaur, Amanjot Kaur, Gagandeep Kaur, Virpal and Sapna. Coach: Parmod Sharma; Manager: Bajeet Kaur.

Men’s Team: Kishore Kumar (captain), Denish Chand, Pardeep Kumar, Alok Kumar, Ashish Singh, Aman Kumar, Sanjay Kumar, Vikas Sharma, Aman Negi, Jagdeep Singh, Dinesh, Umesh Kumar, Amit Kumar and Jatin. Coach: Nimit Kumar; Manager: Satish Kumar.



Trials for national wushu meet from Feb 6
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 21
The Chandigarh Wushu Association will organise trials to shortlist the Chandigarh wushu team for the 22nd Senior National Wushu Championship for boys and girls to be held at SMS Stadium, Jaipur, Rajasthan. The championship will be held from February 6 to 10.

The trials to select the players will be held at Labour Hall, Sector 30, Chandigarh, on January 22 at 4pm. The players are advised to bring the proofs of residence and birth certificate. The shortlisted players will attend a practice camp from January 24 to February 5 before the final selection of the team.

The players born between February 1, 1996, and February 28, 1997, will be eligible to take part in the trials under both boys and girls categories. The selection trials will be held for different weight categories.

Boys weight category: 48kg, 52kg, 56kg, 60kg, 65kg, 70kg, 80kg, 85kg, 90kg and 90kg and above. Girls weight category: 45kg, 48kg, 52kg, 56kg, 60kg, 65kg, 70kg and 75kg.



Trisha of Patiala varsity claims title
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 21
Trisha Devi of Punjabi University, Patiala, secured the first position in the Compound Round 50 M (Women) Individual category of the ongoing All-India Inter-University Archery Championship (men and women, being organised by the Directorate of Sports, Panjab University, Chandigarh, today.

In the same category, V Surekha of KLEF University, Guntur, secured the runners-up spot while Swati Dadwal of Rajasthan University, Jaipur, managed to attain the third position.



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