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Villagers denounce merger
Tribune News Service

Dera Bassi, June 29
Up in arms against the merger of their village in the local municipality, residents of Mehmadpura village held a protest in the village, here today.

Villagers have also threatened to knock the doors of the court if their village was not excluded from the MC limits.

Villagers, including women and children, lead by sarpanch Balbir Singh organised a protest against the state government’s decision to merge their village in the municipality.

Talking to mediapersons, the sarpanch accused the government of ignoring a resolution of the panchayat members. The panchayat had earlier passed a resolution expressing its will to remain out of the municipality.

Balbir Singh claimed that the villagers are poor and will have to bear various taxes and other charges if the villages come under the MC limits.

Moreover, facilities and infrastructure can be developed in the village itself instead of including it in the MC limits.

Meanwhile, local MLA NK Sharma claimed that the villagers are playing in the hands of certain congress leaders and are not aware of the benefits of being a part of the civic body.

Hold Protest

Villagers, including women and children, led by sarpanch Balbir Singh organised a protest against the state government’s decision to merge their village in the municipality. The sarpanch accused the government of ignoring a resolution of panchayat members. 



Govt to prepare blueprints for planned growth
Tribune News Service

Dera Bassi, June 29
The Punjab government will be preparing a blueprint for the newly-merged 15 villages in the Dera Bassi municipality for a planned growth.

The construction works in all these villagers would be allowed only as per the new plan, said MLA NK Sharma, while addressing thanksgiving functions organised in Handesra, Lalru, Dera Bassi and Zirakpur, today.

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) had organised functions to thank party workers, supporters and voters for polling 81,419 votes in favour of Deepinder Singh Dhillon, a SAD candidate in the Lok Sabha elections.

In the elections, Dhillon took a lead of 50,405 votes which was recorded the highest ever across the state in a sub-division.

Accompanied by Deepinder Singh Dhillon, Sharma also thanked the voters for the historical victory of the SAD candidate.

Dhillon also showed gratitude to the area residents and party workers for extending full support to him during the elections.

While interacting with mediapersons, the leaders claimed that the Punjab Chief Minister has expressed contentment over the poll results and has given an opportunity to the leaders to come up with more developmental projects for the constituency.

Those present on the occasion include Nirmal Singh Jola Kalan, executive member of SGPC, Rajinder Singh and Suresh, SAD circle presidents (rural and urban, respectively), Mohinder Sood, chairman of SAD, Dera Bassi, Gurdarshan and rotarian Bhupinder Singh Saini.



One killed in road accident 
Our Correspondent

Dera Bassi, June 29
A person was killed while his father was injured in an accident that took place on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway here on Saturday.

The deceased has been identified as Gurjant Singh.

His father, Sucha Singh, who has sustained injuries, is a plumber by profession.

In a complaint given to the police, Sucha Singh said both were on their way to Ambala on a scooter when a pick-up jeep hit them from the rear on the highway. The accident took place near the fire brigade office at Dera Bassi.

The injured were rushed to a local civil hospital. Seriously injured Gurjant was referred to GMCH-32, Chandigarh, where doctors declared him brought dead.

The jeep driver managed to flee from the spot and is still absconding.

Victim Sucha Singh, resident of Matour village, Mohali, claimed that he was able to note down the registration number of the jeep.

The police have registered a case against the jeep driver and are doing further investigation. 



ITBP Jawan crushed to death in P’kula

Panchkula, June 29
A jawan posted with the Indo-Tibetan Border Police, Panchkula, was crushed to death after bring hit by a truck from the rear, near the ITBP camp, today.

The victim, identified as Praveen Kumar, was on his way to the camp on his motorbike when the incident took place. He was rushed to the General Hospital, Sector 6, where he was declared brought dead. The truck driver fled the spot.

It was only four days ago that deceased Praveen had purchased the second-hand bike. Deceased Praveen hailed from Rajasthan and was posted here.

The doctors said the victim suffered head injuries which led to his death. The body has been kept in the mortuary of the General Hospital. — TNS



Jaskaran skates to glory, bags 3 gold 
Tribune News Service

Mohali, June 29
Skater Jaskaran bagged three gold medals in the boys’ quad (U-4) category, on the concluding day of 2nd Manav Mangal Roller Skating Championship held at skating rink of Manav Mangal Smart School, Phase X, here today.

In the same category, Jahaan Jolly bagged one gold medal and 2 silver medals while Samraat Rawat claimed a silver medal and two bronze medals. In the girls’ quad (U-4) category Myraa won three gold medals while Prerita claimed 3 silver medals followed by Prisha who claimed three bronze medals.


Girls (U-4 years) inline: Jeeyat (3 gold medals);Boys (4-6 years) quad: Shaurya (3 gold medals), Amrat (1 gold medal,1 silver medal and 1 bronze medal), Arnav (2 silver medal, 1 bronze medal), Rudra (1 silver medal), Saarthi (1 bronze medal); Girls (4-6 years) quad: Sameeha (2 gold medals, 1 silver medal), Chahat (2 gold medal), Garima (2 silver medal and 1 bronze medal), Roshyn William (1 silver medal, 1 bronze medal), Jasmine (1 bronze medal); Boys (4-6 years) inline: Samarth (2 gold medals, 1 silver medal), Parshit (2 gold medals ,Pranshul 1 silver medal); Girls (4-6 years) inline: Samiya (3 gold medals); Boys (6-8 years) quad: Sant (2 gold medals, 1 silver medal), Ayush (2 gold medals), Chinmaya (2 silver medals, 1 bronze) Angad (1 silver medal, 1 bronze medal), Pranav (1 bronze medal), Kapish (1 bronze medal); Girls (6-8 years) quad: Akshita (3 gold medals); Manika (1 gold medal and 2 silver medals); Shukti (2 silver medals, 1 bronze medal); Prabhjeevna (2 bronze medal); Harshita (1 bronze medal); Boys (6-8 years) inline: Tejveer (3 gold medals), Lakshya (1 gold medal, 2 silver medals), Saksham (1 silver medal), Tanay (1 silver medal, 1 bronze), Japgur and Vivaan (1 bronze medal); Boys (8-10 years) quad: Jashanbir (2 gold medals and 1 silver), Kartik (2 gold medals and 1 silver medal), Manan (1 silver medal and 2 bronze medal), Animesh (1 silver medal and 1 bronze medal), Aditya (1 silver medal), Kanranveer (1 bronze medal); Girls (8-10 years) quad: Varnika (3 gold medals), Amrita (1 gold medal, 1 silver medal and 1 bronze medal), Bhumika (2 silver medals and 1 bronze medal), Harshita (1 silver medal and 1 bronze medal); Boys (8-10 years) inline: Sagar (3 gold medals ), Manpal (1 gold medal, 2 silver medals), Bhavishy (1 silver medals, 2 bronze medals), Dupinder (1 bronze medal); Girls (8-10yrs) inline: Harshita (3 gold medals), Nanki Sandhu (1 gold medal, 2 silver medals); Boys (10-12 years) quad: Saksham ( 2 gold medals and 1 silver medal), Sanyam (2 gold medals, 1 silver medal), Aditya (1 silver medal, 2 bronze medals ), Unnatveer (1 silver medal, 1 bronze medal), Raghav (1 bronze medal); Girls (10 -12 years) quad: Vidushi (3 gold medals), Aditi (1 gold medal,1 silver medal, 1 bronze medal), Aakshita (3 silver medals), Harshtita (2 bronze medals); Boys (10-12 years) inline: Shivam (3 gold medals ), Paras (1 gold medal, 2 silver medal); Girls (10-12yrs) inline: Dayita (3 gold medals), Aayushi (2 gold medals, 1 silver medal), Seerat (2 silver medal, 1 bronze medal); Boys (12-14 years) quad: Aryan Pal (3 gold medals), Mukul (1 gold medal, 2 bronze medal), Mihir (1 silver medal, 1 bronze medal), Adhiraj (2 silver medals), Kinshuk (1 silver medal, Anshul 1 bronze medal); Girls (12 -14 years) quad: Vanshika (2 gold medals ,1 silver medal), Tisha (1gold medal, 1 silver medal, 1 bronze medal), Sanjana (1 gold medal, 2 bronze medal), Sandaldeep (1 silver medal, 1 bronze medal), Shamsheer Kaur (1 silver); Boys (12-14 years) inline: Sachin (3 gold medals), Prateek (1 gold medal), Love (2 silver medals, 1 bronze medal), Ojas (1 silver medal, 2 bronze medals), Pitin (1 silver medal), Hardik (1 bronze medal); Girls (12-14 years) inline: Bhannu ( 1 gold medal, 1 silver medal), Gauri (1 gold medal and 1 silver medal); Boys (14-16 years) quad: Sidharth (3 gold medals), Harbaksh (1 gold medal, 2 silver medals), Rubal (2 silver medals, 1 bronze medals); Girls (14-16 years)quad: Poonam (3 gold medals); Boys (14-16yrs) inline: Harmanbir (2 gold medal, 1 silver medal); Gajender (1 gold medal, 2 silver medal); Above 16 years quad: Ajay (3 gold medals ), Tarun (1 gold medal, 2 bronze medal), Mohit (3 silver medals), Vikas (1 silver medal and 1 bronze medal) Above 16 years inline: Shubham (2 gold medals).



Renowned carrom coach in city to spot talent 
Deepankar Sharda
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 29
A fine flick of finger can actually guide one to bring laurels for nation and a right way to find bright future. The same has happened with many players and international carrom coach Suhas Kambli, from Maharashtra, give this ‘guru mantra’ to his every disciple whenever he or she hold the striker disk on the wooden table. In Chandigarh, on a talent-hunt programme and to head a preparatory 21-day coaching camp for local carrom players, Kambli said playing carrom is not an easy task. Suhash has produced many international-level junior players and headed Indian teams to over a dozen of tournaments.

“I am here to spot talent in sub-junior and junior category so to send best of the talent for Asian and World championships. Contribution from North region of the nation remains low however the time is changing slowly. And the recent feat by the Chandigarh team in the sub-junior and junior category made us to encourage the players here. The game provides a bright future, if taken and played seriously. I hope my words would get noticed by local players,” said Kambli.

A member of elite coaching group of All Indian Carrom Federation and a former national champion, 73-year-old Suhash maintains that it takes almost over three to four years to become an expert in carrom. “It’s all about connection between one’s mind with finger and eyes. The target remains steady in front and the only aim remains to push it in dock (pocket). Seems easy however as tough as playing a spinner on a spinning track or driving a car on the racing track. The striker-disk decides one’s faith and, to have a good tuning, one has to practice almost eight hours a day in three sessions. Concentration and dedication are the main strength in carom,” said Suhash. On Asian countries performing well at international-level in comparison to Indian players Suhash stressed that the foreign players do take game seriously while in India carrom is limited to certain regions. “It might take many years to publicise the game all over India. This game has lot to offer in terms of good job, earnings and laurels. People in other nations take carrom as serious as other sports while in India it’s still treated as a recreational activity. The approach needs to be changed and more sub-junior level players are needed to encourage under right coaching programme,” he said.

On Chandigarh’s talent, he revealed his interest in coaching players including Mohd. Talib, Nidhi Gupta and Sahil Thakur, as per his experience, these players have a bright future. Suhash is training over 18 players in sub-junior and junior level players in the ongoing camp.



Mohali 176 for 4 on Day 1

Chandigarh, June 29
Mohali team posted 176 runs for four wickets against the Chandigarh team, on the first day of Punjab inter-district cricket championship for Dhruv Pandove trophy, being held at cricket stadium of Sector 16, here today.

After electing to bat first, Mohali team started well with Karan Azad and Shubman Gill collecting 109 runs for the first wicket. Karan lost his wicket on a well made 85 off 185 balls including 12 boundaries. Gill lost his wicket with a total reading of 129 runs. Gill scored 25 off 144 balls with one boundary.

On other side, Abhijeet continued to play well and scored 33 runs off 96 balls with 5 boundaries before getting out on team’s total of 176 runs. Mohali team closed their day with Harsaroop Singh remained unbeaten on 8 runs off 65 balls. For Chandigarh, Arpit Singh claimed 2 wickets for 59 runs while Bhagminder Singh and Himak claimed 1 wicket each. — TNS



Neeraj Yashpaul lifts title
Tribune News Service

Mohali, June 29
On the concluding day of Shemrock Ace Tennis Academy’s tennis series championship, Neeraj Yashpaul and Sidarth Goyal bagged titles in their receptive categories, held at Shemrock Public school, here today.

In the finals of boys’ (U-14) category, Neeraj Yashpaul outclassed his rival Sehaj Sidhu in straight sets at 6-1 and 6-3. Neeraj kept his calm to put a perfect blend of net touching strokes and point placement to claim the final. On other hand, in the final of boys (U-12) category, Sidarth Goyal beat Pranay Sharma at 6-3 and 6-1. Pranay tried hard to overcome his rival however he failed in his effort and lost the match in straight sets.



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