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Minister in hurry to extend Dera Bassi MC limits: Villagers
Bipin Bhardwaj
Tribune News Service

Dera Bassi, June 16
Fearing imposition of various taxes, representatives of seven panchayats have lodged their objections over Punjab government’s move to include their villages and six others in Dera Bassi Municipal limits.

The villagers also opposed the move alleging involvement of a Punjab cabinet minister who wants to extend the limits involvement for his vested interests.

The villagers allege that the minister was in a hurry to extend the MC limits to extend benefits to some of his close associates who have constructed a restaurant on the Ambala-Kalka Highway in Devi Nagar in violation of the Punjab New Capital (Periphery) Control Act, 1952.

The restaurant has come up in the ‘Institutional Zone’ declared by the GMADA in its master plan for Dera Basssi, the villagers said.

The Punjab government had issued preliminary notification under Section C (1) of the Punjab Municipal Act 1911, for the inclusion of 13 villages in the Dera Bassi MC limits. Later the government sought objections from the villagers asking them to submit their claims within 30 days. Secretary, Department of Local Government, Punjab, last week had a meeting with the villagers and took their objections in writing.

Representatives of Devi Nagar, Mehmandpura, Dhanoni, Issanpur Rauni, Bhankharpur Mubarikpur and Saidpura villages raised their objections to the proposal of bringing their villages in the MC limits.

Balbir Singh and Basant Singh, sarpanchs of Mehmandpura and Isanpur Rauni villages, respectively, said with the inclusion of their villages in the MC, villagers will have to bear various taxes.

The grants, which villages get for various development works from the union government and the state governments will be discontinued, feels Roma Rani, a resident of Bhankharpur.

After accepting the objection, the secretary local government Punjab has sent them to the minister local government Punjab, who subsequently sent them to the Chief Minister for final acceptance, said NK Sharma, MLA Dera Bassi.

The other villages to be merged in the MC limits include Gulabgarh, Janetpur, Haripur Kudan, Meerpur, Bakarpur and Dandrala.



Tarini remains unbeaten, bags gold
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June16
City’s chess prodigy Tarini Goyal won gold medal during the recently concluded 3rd National School Chess Championship 2014, held in New Delhi. She won a gold medal in girls (U-13) category. Tarini, a student of Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, scored seven points and was unbeaten throughout the nine-game tournament. She lifted the championship after beating players from Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Delhi.

She will now represent the country in the 10th Asian Schools Chess Championship scheduled to be held in Taipei, Taiwan, from August 23 to 30.

A total of eight players from Chandigarh participated in various categories of the championship. Besides Tarini bagging gold, Jaskeerat Singh finished fifth in the boys (U-13 years) category while Arunima Goyal was placed at the 6th spot in the girls (U-17 years) group.

Seeded at number eleven Jaskeerat Singh, of Delhi Public School, finished fifth with six and a half points. He has been performing extremely well in all the FIDE rating tournaments in the past one year.

Arunima, a student of Sacred Heart School and sister of Tarini Goyal, also played well to finish sixth in the (U-17) girls category. City’s budding star Shishir Lamba of Strawberry World School, Sector 26, scored four and a half points in the boys (U-11 years) category while Aryandeep Singh and Soumiljeet Singh scored four and three points respectively in the boys (U-13) category. Shrushti Fulzele scored four points in girls (U-9 years) category whereas Arnav Kushwaha scored three points in the boys (U-7 years) age group.

Dr Vipnesh Bhardwaj, Honorary Secretary and Naveen Bansal, vice-president of Chandigarh Chess Association congratulated the players for their performance in national level championship.



Tae Kwon Do championship
Jaanvi clinches bronze in nationals
Tribune News Service

Zirakpur, June 16
After clinching the title in 14th Chandigarh State Sub Junior Championship, held in May Jaanvi Kaushik, a resident of Zirakpur, bagged bronze medal in 32nd National Sub-Junior Tae kwon do Championship held at Kuruksherta University in June, 2014.

A Class II student of DPS Play School located on the VIP Road, here, Jaanvi’s performance in the under-16 kg weight category was admirable in the championship.

Jaanvi bagged gold medal in the 14th Chandigarh States Sub-Junior and Codes Championship held on May 30.

She has also qualified trials for the 32nd National Sub Junior Tae kwon do Championship 2014.

Apart from her parents, Jaanvi also gives credit of her success to coach Harjinder Singh.



Kunal beats Abhi in tennis tourney
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 16
In the first round matches of combined (U-12) category, Kunal Partial defeated Abhi Jain 5-3 while Aadita defeated Khushi 5-0, on the opening day of Sub-Junior Tennis Meet held at Divya Public School, sector 44, here today. As many as 50 players from tricity participated in the tournament. The participants are divided in two groups of combined boys and girls (U-10 years) and combined boys and girls (under 12 years).


Combined boys and girls (U-10 years): Hardic beat Devraj 4-0, Aadita Beat Kushleen 4-1, Shivansh Beat Kabir Guron 4-0, Rohan Gupta beat Priyanjal 5-3, Kabir Kohli beat Agam Veer 4-2, Nitika beat Mahi 4-1, Second round: Ishaan beat Hardic (junior) 4-0, Darshan beat Rohan 4-1, Dhruv beat Arshveer 4-2, Aadita Beat Kushleen 4-1, Vishwaditya beat Kabir Kohli, Shivansh beat Tanya 4-2

Combined (U-12): Kunal Parial beat Abhi Jain 5-3, Jasmol beat Tanya 5-0, Harsh Gupta beat Sahil 5-1, Abhay Mohan beat Tush 5-0, Sarabjot beat Vanshdeep 5-2, Aadita beat Khushi 5-0, Shrenik beat Parth 5-0, Sunny Goswami 5-2, Sidharth Goel beat Rajveer 5-1, Second round: Sidharth Goel beat Sunny Goswami 5-3.



Dhruv Pandove trophy
Amritsar bowlers shine on Day 1, bundle out Chandigarh for 188 runs
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 16
A tight bowling attack throughout the innings initiated by Amritsar’s bowlers restricted Chandigarh batsmen on a mere total of 188 runs, during the first day’s play of inter-district (U-19) tournament for Dhruv Pandove Trophy. Amritsar’s blowing attack was lead by Rahul Kashyap (4 for 39) and Shivam Sharma (3 for 19) to pack Chandigarh in 36.1 overs.

After electing to bat first, Chandigarh’s openers added 57 runs for the first wicket before Bhagminder Singh was trapped in front by Rahul Kashyap for 35 runs. After that the wickets continue to fall at regular intervals. Nawansh Aggarwal (41 runs), Shivam Bhambri (31 runs) and Arvind Chauhan (37 runs) were remained the other main contributors in the team’s total. In reply, Amritsar scored 122 runs for 3 in 30 overs. Openers Karan Sharma and Abhishek Sharma added 75 runs for the first wicket before Abhishek was cleaned up by Himank Chaudhary for 40 off 42 balls with 5 boundaries and one six. Karan Sharma, on other end, remained unbeaten on 57 off 79 balls with 6 boundaries and two sixes. For Chandigarh, Himank Chaudhary claimed all three wickets for 23 runs.

In the second match, Ludhiana team scored 298 for 9 in 98 overs at close of first day’s play against Mohali. For Ludhiana, Parul scored an unbeaten 107 off 207 balls studded with 13 boundaries and he was supported by Kashish who scored 59 off 107 balls with 13 boundaries. Nikhil 52 off 51 balls with 7 boundaries and 2 sixes and Rajat 37 off 125 balls with 4 boundaries were the other main contributors. For Mohali Harmanvir and Akshay claimed three wickets each.

In the third match, Jalandhar won the toss and elected to bat The Jalandhar team went on to score 227 runs in 80 overs against Patiala. Rajat Sharma (90 off 165 balls with 8 boundaries and 2 sixes) and Ankit Chhabra (56 off 90 balls with 6 boundaries) were the main scorers for Jalandhar. The duo also collected 101 runs for the 5th wicket. For Patiala, Mayank Markande led the team’s day and hogged limelight with claiming 6 for 56. In reply, Patiala scored 42 for no loss in 13 overs at close of first days’ play.



FIFA World Cup fever grips Pollywood singers
Deepankar Sharda
Tribune News Service

Budding players wait to practise at the Football Stadium, Sector 17, Chandigarh.
Budding players wait to practise at the Football Stadium, Sector 17, Chandigarh. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari

Chandigarh, June 16
Soccer fever seems to be not only restricted to local soccer players but is extended to Punjabi singers of Pollywood. Producers of a Punjabi song zeroed-in on the Football Stadium, Sector 17, to shoot a sequence of an upcoming song. To some extent, the shooting of this Punjabi song also barred the trainees to practice as per their normal routine.

On Monday morning, trainees at Football Stadium, Sector 17, were surprised to see pretty girls and Punjabi singers, wearing soccer kits, coming to ground for shooting a song. Although as per rules, the playing ground of the UT Sports Department can be used for shooting after practice hours, the shooting of this song was filmed within the practice hours. To shoot sequences the director kept half side of the ground occupied. The set including lights and reflectors were installed at the time of practice hours. Notably, it’s for the first time that shooting of any song took place at the Football Stadium, Sector 17. The person-in-charge for allotting bookings couldn’t be contacted. However, officials of Sports Department maintained that the permission was given to shoot for particular hours. “The set was installed during the practice hours and the bouncers were deployed to stop outsiders from entering the stadium. However, we were allowed to use the ground, only the half-side,” said a player.

“The song demanded a soccer background, so we have opted for this place. Soccer world cup is already being played and hopefully shooting at a football stadium will add flavor to the song. We haven’t disturbed player’s practice hours however the set needed to install on time to carry out rehearsals,” said one of the crew members.



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