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Fog effect: Rail traffic goes off-track
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, January 30
Dense fog disrupted rail traffic today. Railway authorities were forced to reschedule the arrival and departure timings of most of the trains. Trains originating or bound for Bihar, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Mumbai were delayed by several hours, putting passengers to inconvenience.

Traffic on the New Delhi-Ludhiana-Amritsar section was also affected with most of the trains, including Shatabdi, running late by more than an hour.

Railway officials said a pair of Amritsar-New Delhi-Amritsar intercity express was delayed by 1.25 hours and 50 minutes. The Shan-e-Punjab Express was delayed by over 40 minutes, New Delhi-Amritsar Shatabdi Express by an hour and the New Delhi-Ludhiana Shatabdi arrived late by 1.15 hours.

Among other trains running behind schedule included the New Jalpaiguri-Amritsar Karambhoomi Express (8.35 hours), Katihar-Amritsar-Amrapali Express (6.55 hours), Tatanagar-Jammu Muri Express (5.35 hours), Howrah-Jammu Himgiri Express (3 hours), Indore-Jammu Malwa Express (4.25 hours) and Jaynagar-Amritsar Shaheed Express (7.25 hours).

Railway officials said many other long route trains, including the Howrah-Amritsar Mail, Varanasi-Jammu Begumpura Express, Kanpur-Jammu Barfani Express, Howrah-Amritsar Express, Hapa-Jammu Sarvodaya Express, Mumbai LTT-Amritsar Dadar Express, Saharsa-Amritsar Jansewa Express and Dibrugarh-Amritsar Weekly Superfast Express, were also running late by more than two hours.

Surjit Singh and his family had to wait for hours at the city railway station to board a train to Jammu. He said the waiting area at the railway station should be covered. “Vendors were seen fleecing passengers and those manning the enquiry counters had no idea about the arrival or departure of trains,” he added.

Weather to remain cold and dry

Dense fog reduced visibility considerably on Thursday morning, affecting road traffic besides delaying trains. KK Gill, Department of Agricultural Meteorology, Punjab Agricultural University, said the fog was due to rise in the night temperature leading to high relative humidity during the day. “The weather is expected to remain cold and dry with possibility of fog. The relative humidity was 97 per cent in the morning and 49 per cent in the evening. The city recorded a minimum temperature of 6.8 degree Celsius and a maximum of 21.2 degrees on Thursday,” he said


Now, online test for learner’s licence
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 30
Want to get a learner's licence? Go through the rulebook and be conversant with traffic symbols. An applicant will now have to score at least 60 per cent marks in the online test for getting the licence. If the applicant fails to score well, he or she will have to apply for it again after a week.

Transport Minister Ajit Singh Kohar said this after inaugurating the online learners' licence facility at Children's Park. Ludhiana is the second district in Punjab after Mohali to have the facility.

Kohar said only those who know traffic rules and have driving skills will get licences. This will bring down check the number f accidents on city roads.

"Earlier, we used to conduct oral test and licences were issued to applicants who were not familiar with traffic rules. With the online licence facility, we can test the applicants' knowledge about traffic rules."

He added: "The vanity registration numbers will also be auctioned online without intermediaries. The numbers will be auctioned on first-come, first-served basis."



TB patients gasp for breath
Manav Mander
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 30
Patients suffering from tuberculosis had to return without medication and tests following strike by the tuberculosis wing staff. Demanding revision in salary, the employees are on indefinite strike since Wednesday.

Patients come to the TB wing every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for treatment. The staff visit patients’ home on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Patients who visited the TB wing yesterday were disappointed to know about the strike. “Regular medication and tests are important for a tuberculosis patient, but the strike has interrupted the treatment,” said a patient.

Civil Surgeon Dr Subhash Batta, said: “I had a word with the state nodal officer and things would be back on track soon.”

Jagtar Singh, president of the employees’ body, said the Health Department had failed to pay the revised salary to the employees since April 2013.



60-yr-old man dies following quarrel
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 30
A 60-year-old man died following a quarrel with his son-in-law and his parents outside a mediation cell near Lakkar Bridge today. The victim was identified as Surinder Arora.

Bitten Kumar, SHO, Division No 4, said a case under Section 304 of the IPC had been registered against Arora's son-in-law Ashwani, his mother Jyoti and father Anil Kumar.

The SHO said the incident took place this evening when members of both the families started abusing each other. Soon, both the groups started exchanging blows.

Amidst the melee, Surinder Arora collapsed. He was rushed to a hospital where he died.

The SHO said Ashwani’s daughter Bhawna had filed a dowry case against her husband and in-laws. Today, both the family were called to settle the dispute at the mediation cell.

The caused of the death would be ascertained after post-mortem, said the SHO.



Industrialists to adopt 11 rotaries
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 30
The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation has decided to hand over 11 roundabouts to industrialists for maintenance for five years. Industrialists have already agreed to it. The approval for the maintenance will be given by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, who will visit the city on February 1.

General House and Finance and Contracts Committee have already okayed the agenda for the maintenance and beautification of rotaries.

An official of the Horticulture Department said the well-maintained roundabouts would give the city a clean and green look. An industrialist will have to spend around Rs 3.5 lakh for landscaping of the roundabout. “A roundabout will be named after the industry maintaining it,” added the official.

The rotaries to be adopted by industrialists include Cheema Chowk, Fountain Chowk, Chowk opposite Police Commissioner’s residence, Ishmeet Chowk, Haibowal Chowk, Vishkarma Chowk, two chowks near Subhani Building and Jagraon Bridge etc.



Poor turnout for telecast of EDUSAT programme
Charanjit Singh Teja
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 30
The Educational Satellite (EDUSAT) programme on the safety of school vehicles received a poor response from private schools today. Not even a single school bus/van driver attended the telecast of ‘Safe School Vahan Scheme’ programme that was broadcasted at 30 EDUSAT laboratories in various government schools this morning.

Only, 36 representatives from various private schools attended the EDUSAT programme.

Jasbir Singh, district coordinator of Information Communication Technology (ICT), said only 117 students from various private schools in the district attended the programme.

The private school authorities, while dismissing the initiative of the Education Department as a mere formality, claimed that no one from the District Education Office or any government school had informed them about the telecast of the programme. “If the department is so concerned about the safety of school vehicles, it should telecast such programmes in private schools as well,” said a private school principal.

It is learnt that the Director General School Education (DGSE) had informed the heads of the government schools about the telecast of the EDUSAT programme. “The objective of the ‘Safe School Vahan Scheme’ programme is to make the school administration, bus/van drivers and students aware about safe journey to school,” said Jasbir Singh. He said the telecast will be repeated tomorrow at the same time.



Parents’ body formed to redress complaints
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 30
A body named ‘Parents ‘Association’ has been formed to help the parents, who have complaints against the ‘arbitrary’ decisions of private schools. The office-bearers invited parents to join the association.

In a door-to-door campaign, the activists of the association approached 800 houses in Chander Nagar and adjoining areas for registration. Around 450 parents joined the association.

Rajinder Ghai, president of the Parents Association, urged the parents, who have resentment against private schools for donations, re-admission, overcharging for books and uniform, to join the association.

Ghai said no specific schools would be targeted. Rather, they will focus on the complaints regarding the schools run under the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), he said.

“We have launched a helpline number and will organise a camp on February 2 at Chandar Nagar. Firstly, we will meet the school management along with the parents. If the problem won’t be addressed then we will write to the District Education Officer, Education Minister and CBSE/PSEB Chairman, respectively. Lastly, if the authorities do not take the required action against the complaint, then we will hold protest against the particular school,” informed Ghai.

Ghai added, “Most of the school managements are charging more than the required amount of fees. Schools do not provide the facilities as per the charges. Managements harass the parents by arbitrary rules and do not address their complaints. In the democratic setup, everyone has the right to raise their voice against injustice. We will work for the betterment of education.”



Make them repent, if they comment
Although much has been said, done and discussed about the problem of eve-teasing, it still persists in the city. Ludhiana Tribune spoke to residents and students about the problems they face and the possible solutions.

Such comments are not made when the police personnel are around colleges and schools. But in their absence, boys can be seen passing comments. High security should be in place. Eve-teasers should be dealt with an iron hand. They should be given exemplary punishment to instil fear in their minds.

Amandeep Kaur

Boys often make indecent comments when girls pass by them. It is strange that they don’t realise how they would feel if the same was done to their sisters. They should respect other girls too, if they want the same for their sisters as well.

Harpreet Kaur, student

Men in general need to learn to respect women. Lessons must begin at home and at an early stage. School teachers and parents must teach young boys to look at girls respectfully. Indecent comments to a girl are an insult to all the females.

Daljit Kaur, student

Not only college-going boys, even migrants make comments. But girls should not ignore such incidents by keeping mum. They need to be bold enough to fight back. Girls have to unite in order to fight against this menace and if required they should complain to the police and their elders.

Gundeep Kaur, student

Teaching of moral values should be a part of the education system and upbringing of a family. Moral values are deteriorating these days and people should be taught about respecting others. Boys who make such comments should be punished strongly.

Ishu, student

It is shameful on the part of boys to indulge in eve-teasing. Girls should also be watchful and should report such incidents. For the youth in general, there is a need to revert back to the traditional social and moral values nowadays. They should not forget the cultural and moral values. Boys should be chivalrous and should regard girls as sisters.

Kanwaljit Kaur, teacher

Girls must be given lessons in self-defence. There should be orientation classes in schools and colleges for girls on how to be alert against any kind of misbehaviour and to complain against any such harassment. People watching or passing by eve-teasers should not ignore them.

Dr HS Ladher



Guest faculty lecturers boycott classes
Want police cases registered against agitating lecturers in Bathinda withdrawn
Charanjit Singh Teja
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana January 30
Peeved at the Punjab Government for getting police cases registered against the agitating guest faculty lectures at Bathinda, the guest faculty lecturers working in government colleges staged a protest and boycotted the classes here today.

More than 60 lectures from SCD Government College and Government Girls College gathered at SCD Government College and raised slogans against the Punjab Government.

The Guest Faculty Lecturers' Union demanded cancellation of police cases against lecturers in Bathinda. The lecturers have been protesting since January 25.

District president of the union Manjinder Sood stated that they would not resume work till the government withdrew the police cases.

As many as 48 guest faculty lecturers are working in SCD Government College and 37 lecturers are serving in Government Girls College. Office-bearers of Union informed that there were around 600 lecturers in government colleges across the state.

"The Punjab Government is meting out a step-motherly treatment to the guest faculty lecturers. The regular lecturers have same qualifications and load of work as we have. But they are drawing a salary of around Rs 70,000 to Rs 1 lakh per month. On the contrary, the guest faculty members are getting Rs 10,000 and that too only for seven to eight months in a year. Surprisingly, the guest faculty is not paid from the state treasury but the PTA (Parents Teacher Association) Fund, which is raised from students,” said Manjinder Sood.

"These guest faculty lecturers perform all duties like their regular counterparts. The union demands that there should be continuity in their jobs throughout the year and the expenditure on their salaries be borne by the state,” said a protester.



Independent councillors accuse MC official of bias
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 30
About half a dozen independent councillors of the Municipal Corporation (MC) are up in the arms against a senior official of the B&R division of the civic body for allegedly adopting dilly-dallying tactics and not clearing the files of the works pertaining to their wards.

They protested outside the Zone A office here and relented only after Additional Commissioner Isha Kalia assured them that she would look into their complaint.

Jasbir Singh Jassa, the Councillor from Ward Number 40, said the independent councillors, including Ajay Nayar "Tanki", Gurpreet Khurana and others, met MC Commissioner Rahul Tiwari in the morning and informed him about the matter following which Tiwari asked the official to give a patient hearing to the councillors.

"But when we met the official, he was not inclined to hear us out. The official has a problem with independent councillors and never clears their files while keep making rounds of his office. Later in the day, we met Additional Commissioner Isha Kalia," said Jassa.

Meanwhile, Kalia said councillors had come to her with their grievances. "I have listened to them and have asked the official concerned to get the needful done on priority basis. Their problem will be redressed soon," she said.



Admn, police pay tributes to martyrs

Ludhiana, January 30
Officials of the Administration and the Police, led by Deputy Commissioner Rajat Aggarwal, observed a two-minute silence to pay tributes to all freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of the nation, at the Mini-Secretariat here today. A contingent of the Punjab Police reversed weapons as a mark of respect.

Additional Deputy Commissioner (General ) Neeru Katyal, Assistant Commissioner (Grievances) Mahinderpal Gupta, Assistant Commissioner (General) Shena Aggarwal, District Revenue Officer Mukesh Kumar and other officials were present on the occasion.

Members of Desh Bhagat Yaadgari Society, Punjab, under the presidentship of Krishan Kumar Bawa, paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his 66th martyrdom anniversary at Rajguru Nagar here today. — TNS



Legal aid clinic opened at Chakar village
Our Correspondent

Jagraon, January 30
On the instructions of the Supreme Court of India, the Punjab Legal Services Authority (PLSA) has started a ‘Legal Assistance Clinic’ at Chakar village near Jagraon. The aim is to provide legal assistance to the residents of far flung villages of Jagraon area.

Additional Civil Judge Senior Division, Jagraon, Gurbir Singh, Civil Judge Junior Division Amandeep Singh, Civil Judge Junior Division Supreet Kaur and ADA, Ludhiana, Rama Bajaj jointly inaugurated the clinic. Several legal experts and members of Jagraon Bar Association were present on the occasion.

Addressing the gathering, Additional Civil Judge Senior Division Gurbir Singh said there were several legal services started by the government to provide legal aid to the people residing in rural areas. Jagraon Bar Association president Raghuvir Singh Toor said Chakar was the first village in Jagraon Tehsil where the legal aid clinic was started.



Mayor inaugurates Rs 1.6-cr road project
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 30
Mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria and former Mayor Hakam Singh Gaispura inaugurated the Rs 1.60-crore project of a single-cycle RCC road from GT Road to the Sovereign Exports here today.

Rajiv Jain, president of the Laghu Udyog Bharti, said this was a long-pending demand of the industry because the road connected the GT Road with the Industrial Area C.

Gurmeet Singh Kular, president of the Federation of Industrial and Commercial Organisation (FICO) said the industry was paying huge revenue to the Municipal Corporation in the form of property tax and water and sewerage charges. So, the development in industrial areas should be the priority of the Municipal Corporation. He thanked the Mayor for the project as it was on the back-burner for the last three years.

Amongst those present on the occasion were Ram saroop Kalra, Umesh Kumar Narang, Sarabjeet Singh Makkar, Rahul Kalra, Ravi Narang, Jagdev Singh, Vicky Kular, Gurcharan Singh Gemco, Beantpal Singh, Rohit Kalra, Vandna and Rajesh Arya.



Zonal Commissioner inspects works in municipal wards

Ludhiana, January 30
Zonal Commissioner (B) Kamlesh Bansal today visited various wards in the city to see if the works were being carried out smoothly. In ward numbers 9, 14, 17 and 18, works pertaining to laying of roads and inter-locking tiles, estimated to be worth over Rs 3 crore, are being carried out by MC contractors.

The Zonal Commissioner checked the pace of the works and issued certain instructions to the contractors.

He said supervisors were directed to remain present at the work site. Besides, the contractors were asked to make minor improvements in the quality of material being used. "I will visit these wards after two-three days to ensure that instructions are followed,” said Bansal. — TNS



ASHA workers seek salaried jobs
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 30
A meeting of Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) was held in the city today. ASHA district in-charge Kuldeep Kaur Jassowal said, "The main demand of the activists is that they should be brought under a minimum pay-scale. We are given allowances after a woman gives birth to a child. We demand regular salaries."

She added that the activists should be covered under the ESIC scheme and should be entitled to provident fund benefits.

"We should be treated as regular employees and not as part-time workers," Jassowal said.



Minister’s vehicle sans high security plate
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 30
Transport Minister Ajit singh Kohar's official vehicle was without a high security registration number plate. A Transport Department official said: “High security number plate is mandatory for new vehicles.

As far as old vehicles are concerned, the number plates are being replaced gradually."

The minister could not be contacted for comments.



Industrial visit

Ludhiana: Training and placement cell and Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) Student’s Chapter of Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT), Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, Ludhiana, organised an industrial visit for its BCA final year students to AVON Cycles Limited, GT Road, Ludhiana. Sunil Gupta, general manager, Avon Cycles Limited, interacted with the students and explained them the entire manufacturing process. The students visited Inventory Department, Manufacturing Department, Farm Department, Assembling Department, Research and Development Department. The technical manager briefed the students about the role of testing, assembling, manufacturing, packaging and designing in the industry. The role of various managers (like HR, R&D, Production, etc) in the industry was explained to the students. He also enlightened the students about the testing process of the cycles.

150 get jobs

An extensive placement drive was held at RIMT Campus for the students of BTech Computer Science and Engineering / Information Technology and MCA by Franconnect. More than 150 students of BTech and MCA participated in the recruitment process carried out by the officials from Franconnect. The selection procedure went through four-phase process starting with pre-placement talk followed by online test, technical test and finally interpersonal interviews. Four students were selected at a package of 3 lakh per annum.

Essay-writing contest

Khanna: Readers Club of AS College for Women, Khanna, organised an ‘Essay-Writing Contest’ in the College Library on Thursday. Twenty-six students participated in the contest. The writings were in English, Hindi and Punjabi. Principal Dr Meenu Sharma praised the participants and encouraged them to take keen interest in such activities for all-round development. — TNS



Poster-making contest

Ludhiana: To judge the knowledge of students in computer applications, MS Paint (Poster Making), MS Word (Poster Making) and MS PowerPoint Presentation Competition were organised by GNPS Model town Extension for students of Classes III to V. Colourful scenes such as rainy day, picnic scene, birthday party, etc were vividly prepared in MS Paint Competition by Class III students. PowerPoint presentations were prepared using custom animation effects in each slide. Principal Dr Harjit Kaur Dua appreciated the efforts of students and expressed that such competitions enabled them to display their creativity using different tools of softwares. In MS Word poster-making contest, students of Class IV prepared posters on topics such as save trees, pollution, etc.

Patriotic song competition

House-wise patriotic song competition was held at OP Gupta SDP Model Senior Secondary School, on the eve of the Martyrdom Day of MK Gandhi on Thursday. The programme started with the patriotic song ‘Har karam apna karenge ae watan tere liye’. Two students of each house participated in the competition. Gurmeet Kaur of Petunia house won and sang ‘vande matram’. Balraj Kumar Bhasin, president of SDP Sabha, and principal Dr Sanjiv Bindra paid floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi. — TNS



Sangrur resident booked for rape
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 30
The Ladhowal Police has booked a resident of Bhawanigarh in Sangrur district on the charges of rape and blackmailing a married woman. The accused has been identified as Bittu of Bhawanigarh in Sangrur.

In her complaint to the police, the victim stated that she was engaged to the accused earlier and they developed intimacy. However, following some differences between the two families, their engagement was called off. Later, the victim got married to a resident of Kutbewal village. The victim claimed that after some time of her marriage, Bittu allegedly started blackmailing her. He was allegedly in possession of some objectionable photographs clicked when they were engaged. Bittu allegedly threatened her that if she did not have sex with him, he would make the photographs public. The victim claimed that Bittu kept blackmailing and raping her. Finally, she broke her silence and narrated the matter to her husband following which the police were informed.

Ladhowal SHO Kawaljit Singh said soon after receiving the information, the police had registered a case against Bittu under Sections 376 and 506 of the IPC for raping and blackmailing the victim. The police have begun investigations in the case.



kila raipur sports fair
Defying trend, games draw crowds on Day 1
Our Correspondent

Kila Raipur, January 30
Fog failed to deter sports enthusiasts of the region from flocking to this village to watch bullock cart races on the inaugural day of the Kilaraipur Rural Sports Fair, popularly known as Mini Olympics.

Contrary to the earlier trend when the first day of the sports extravaganza used to be witnessed by only organisers and jockeys and masters of bullocks participating in races, a large number of sports lovers thronged the venue today.

Reaching the finishing line in 19.60 seconds, the bullock cart of Lakhvir Singh of Dhaul Khurad emerged the winner today. The number of participants crossed 100 and bullocks belonging to Manak, Swaran Singh of Raipur Khurd, Davinder Singh of Dalla, Sukh Nagra Golu of Jodhan, Harpreet Singh of Jandali, Ashu of Kila Raipur, Baldev Singh of Kila Raipur, Jaggi of Assi and Niranjan Singh Sarpanch of Kainor bagged positions in the time trial races.

Organisers remained busy at the stadium, on the government school campus and at the yard of the grain market where arrangements for the events scheduled to be held tomorrow were under way.

Girl students of Government Senior Secondary School were allowed special holidays on account of the mega sporting event while boys followed the tradition of extending helping hand to volunteers of the organisation hosting the event.

Punjab Cabinet Minister Sharanjit Singh Dhillon is expected to preside over the function to mark the formal inauguration of the games on Friday.

Balwinder Singh Jagga, one of the organisers, said bravadoes from Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana had confirmed their participation in the event.

The games will also feature the Bhagwant Memorial Gold Cup Tournament that will see participation of top hockey teams of the country. Jagga said competitions would also be held in athletics, cycling, air pistol shooting and equestrian events, besides traditional rural sporting events like camel race, bullock cart race, dog race, kabaddi, tug-of-war, tent pegging, horse-riding and aero-modelling.

Bullock injured

A bullock from Assi village was injured after its jockey lost control over the pair under his command. The bullock hit a pole. The organisers swung into action and shifted the injured bullock to a veterinary care centre.



for better infra
11 sports bodies in the city asked to coordinate with MC
Shivani Bhakoo
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 30
The Municipal Corporation (MC) has asked 11 sports associations to interact with its officials on regular basis so as to maintain and improve the sports facilities in the city.

The MC has spent several crores on setting up a huge infrastructure and it now wants that sports associations, which have been running the show for long, start interacting with its officials so that more sports enthusiasts could avail of the benefits of the facilities.

Zonal Commissioner (D) PS Ghuman said the second meeting between officials of the MC and the sports bodies was held here today to discuss the issue. Earlier, six sports associations had attended the meeting held on January 10.

"We want to have a bilateral agreement with them. So far, the sports bodies have been taking care of 11 buildings built by the MC but we are not aware of their elected bodies/executives. With the agreement, we will be kept abreast of the changes in the management of the sports associations, their needs, infrastructure required, etc,” said Ghuman.

The city has associations for 11 games, including swimming, table tennis, gymnasium, weightlifting, badminton, wrestling, squash, basketball, roller-skating, athletics and football.

The general secretary of District Swimming Association and the vice-president of Swimming Federation of India, Balraj Sharma, said it was the long-pending demand of the association that some government agency should intervene so that better infrastructure could be provided to sportspersons. "The civil body has spent a lot and by spending a little more, much better facilities can be provided to sportspersons,” said Sharma.



cricket tourney
Deepin shines as KVM advance into next round
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, January 30
Deepin Chitkara once again played the pivotal role as Kudnan Vidya Mandir (KVM) registered its third consecutive victory in the inter-school matches to advance into the next round of the Coca-Cola Cricket Cup.

The inter-school games concluded here today with KVM defeating Nankana Sahib Public School to reach the inter-district round of the tournament.

The event was organised by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association under the aegis of the Punjab Cricket Association. Now, the KVM along with winners from other districts will play for the trophy at the PCA Stadium, Mohali.

Winning the toss, KVM decided to field first and bundled out the host Nankana Sahib Public School for 127 runs in 27 overs. Kujit, who made 37 runs, was the highest scorer for the losing side. Deepin Chitkara took six wickets while conceding 27 runs.

In reply, KVM reached the required total in just 15 overs with nine wickets in hand. Deepin Chiktaka remained unbeaten at 84 while Shubham scored 18 runs. Ishmeet was the lone wicket taker for the hosts.

Another match played at SCD Government College ground was merely of an academic interest as KVM has secured a berth in the inter-district phase of the tournament. Government Model Senior Secondary School, PAU campus, defeated GMT Public School, Jalandhar bypass, by eight wickets with Chatterpal remaining unbeaten at 70.



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