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Tragedies at Ghaggar 
Admn fails to learn lessons
Bipin Bhardwaj
Tribune News Service

Dera Bassi, August 4
The local administration seems to have not learnt any lessons from deaths caused due to drowning in the Ghaggar river for the past many years.

Even a recent tragedy in which two young men from Faidan village in Chandigarh died while bathing adjacent to Markanday temple failed to move the administration for installing warning boards along the Ghaggar river.

Taking a note of repeated tragedies Bhankharpur panchayat had installed warning boards on footpaths leading to the river bed on both sides of the Bhankharpur bridge. The warning boards got damaged with time.

Surinder Singh, a former sarpanch of the village, was of the view that devotees and children find suitable site for taking bath adjacent to the temple and get trapped in the slippery river bottom.

“The visitors ignore warnings and descend in the river as they consider it auspicious to take bath in the river,” claimed Amar Chawala, a Trivedi Camp resident.

Sanjiv Kumar, SDM, Dera Bassi, claimed that the administration will install two huge warning boards on the footpaths on both sides of the Bhakharpur bridge over Ghaggar in a day or two.

He, however, claimed to have directed the priests of the temple to caution and educate the devotees for not going deep into the river.



Mediclaim amount
Two firms penalised

Chandigarh, August 4
United India Insurance Co. Ltd. and Medsave Health Care have been directed to jointly pay Rs 47,623 with interest and Rs 20,000 to a complainant on account of deduction of an insurance claim. The two companies have also been directed to pay Rs 10,000 as cost of litigation to the complainant.

The complainant, Ghanshyam Lal Goyal, was insured with the opposite parties, being dependent on his son, who was working with UEN India Private Ltd. On account of a heart problem, the complainant underwent a heart surgery at Ludhiana. “We have minutely gone through the details of the assessment, under which the complainant was entitled to Rs.21,513 and Rs.26,110 which were assessed to be payable, but were not paid in the absence of bills. We therefore, conclude that the complainant is certainly entitled to get Rs.47,623,” the forum ruled.— TNS



Servant, 2 others booked 
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, August 4
The Panchkula Police have booked a servant and his two accomplices for attempting theft in house of his owner here this evening. In his complaint, Deepak alleged that he was going out of the town so he called his servant for packing the luggage. “The servant came along with two other persons. When the couple went to railway station, the trio entered the house again.

Meanwhile, the couple, who forgot their mobile phone at the house, returned and found them stealing the cash and jewellery”, said the police.

Deepak raised the alarm but the miscreants managed to flee from the spot.



CLTA-AITA Championship Series Tennis Tournament
Top seed Vikrant secures final berth
Tribune News Service

Top seed Vikrant Dahiya returns a shot during a semifinal match of the CLTA-AITA Championship Series Tennis Tournament at the CLTA, Chandigarh, on Monday.
Top seed Vikrant Dahiya returns a shot during a semifinal match of the CLTA-AITA Championship Series Tennis Tournament at the CLTA, Chandigarh, on Monday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari

Chandigarh, August 4
In a neck-to-neck battle, top seed Vikrant Dahiya got better off his ace opponent Sagar Bains to book his place in the finals of boys (singles) category to be held tomorrow in the ongoing CLTA-AITA Championship Series Tennis Tournament at CLTA, Sector 10, here today.

In a well settled semifinal, top seed Vikrant Dahiya defeated Sagar Bains at 7-6(4), 6-3. In the opening set, Vikrant maintained a 4-1 lead however, soon after he lost back to back games against Sagar. After putting the score to 5-4, Vikrant made some unforced errors to lose the game. Later, the game was covered up well and finished tied at 6-6 by both ends. In the tie-breaker, Vikrant maintained an early lead of 3-1. However, Sagar managed some hard stuff to level the score at 4-4. Maintaining his calm, Vikrant started to rally out well and won the next three points to close out the set. In the 2nd set, Vikrant lost his service game and was trailing 0-2 but bounced back strongly to level at 2-2 and thereafter closed out set at 6-3.

In the finals, he will face CHART trainee Digvijay Pratap Singh who defeated Aditya Vashisht in straight sets 6-3 and 6-3. Digvijay while sticking to the basics played an attacking game and put his command to win the match by conceding three games in each set.

In the girls final, top seed Jahnavi Shivran of CLTA defeated Ashpreet Kaur Bajwa in straight sets 7-6(4), 6-3. In the first set, Jahnavi faced some resistance. However, she managed to win the set in a tie-breaker. Starting with a fumble, Jahnavi played well in the second set and finished the set by conceding only three games. In the second semifinal, Khushbeen Kaur played a marathon match against Riya Uboveja. Khushbeen lost the first set at 3-6. However, in the next set she posted a 6-3 lead to level the game. In the final set, both the players played well and tied the score at 5-5 however Khushbeen maintained her calm and won the next two games to bag the set and match at 7-5.


Boys (Singles) semifinals: Vikrant Dahiya bt Sagar Bains 7-6(4), 6-3, Digvijay Pratap bt Aditya Vashisht 6-3, 6-3; Girls (Singles) semifinals: Jahnavi Shivran bt Ashpreet Kaur Bajwa 7-6(4), 6-3, Khushbeen Kaur bt Riya Uboveja 3-6, 6-3, 7-5; Boys (Doubles) semifinals: Digvijay Pratap and Vikrant Dahiya bt Calvin Golmei and Rishabh Sharda 6-4, 6-3; Boys (Singles) quarterfinals: Vikrant Dahiya bt Kabir Manrai 4-1, 4-1, Sagar Bains bt Ramanjot 4-1, 4-1, Aditya Vashisht bt Calvin Golmei 4-2, 5-4(2), Divgijay Pratap bt Sabrang Sandal 4-1, 4-2; Girls (Singles) quarterfinals: Jahnavi Shivran bt Nandini Singh 4-1, 4-1, Ashpreet Kaur Bajwa bt Hansika 4-2, 4-2, Khushbeen Kaur bt Rahat Mangat 4-2, 4-1, Riya Uboveja bt Smera Mehta 4-0, 4-2; Girls (Doubles) quarterfinals: Tanya Batra and Rubani Ahluwalia bt Srishti Dheer and Sohani Makkar 6-3, 6-3, Hansika and Ashpreet Kaur Bajwa bt Bindu Kulhriyaa and Nikita Kharangra 7-6(8), 4-6, 10-6, Jahnavi Shivran and Nandini Singh awarded walk over against Riya Uboveja and Shamita Yadav; Boys (Doubles) quarterfinals: Digvijay Pratap and Vikrant Dahiya bt Shivam Vij and Saurabh Prashar 6-2 (Retd), Calvin Golmei and Rishabh Sharda bt Aditya Pratap and Kabir Manrai 6-4, 7-5(9), Jagdeep Bajwa and Sabrang Sandal bt Vatsal Chauhan and Naresh Badgujar 7-5, 6-2, Aditya Vashisht and Sagar Bains bt Krishan Hooda and Rohit Malik 6-1, 6-0.



Netball tourney: GMSSS-20 beat Golden Club
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 4
Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 20, defeated Golden Club in the opening match of the 4th St Soldier Netball Trophy
for the Chandigarh Senior State Netball Championship which commenced at St Soldier International School, Sector 28, here today.

In the opening match of the junior category, GMSSS, Sector 20 defeated Golden Club by a score of 9-7. In the second match of the same category, Mount Carmel School, Sector 47, defeated Moti Ram School, Sector 27, by 11-09.

The tournament is being organised by the Chandigarh East District Netball Association under the aegis of the Netball Association of Chandigarh.

In other matches, Chandigarh Club had a marginal victory over Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 21, by 14-13 while Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 28, overpowered Unified Club by 10-8.


Boys (senior) group matches: Spartan Twelve Club beat GMSSS-21 by 13-6; Lion Club, Sector 20, beat Sports Complex, Sector 7, by 15-11; GMSSS-21 beat KBDAV School, Sector 7, by 12-09; Khalsa Club, Sector 26, beat GMSSS-20 by 16-12.



CFA team in Goa on exposure trip
Deepankar Sharda
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 4
Lads of the state-run Chandigarh Football Academy (CFA) finally gets the long-awaited exposure trip as they reached Goa for an ‘exposure attaining’ programme.

In Goa, a favorite destination of the AIFF (All India Football Federation) to organise camps for the junior Indian teams, the CFA lads will attend training sessions with junior teams of various national clubs and also sessions with the Indian junior squad. The programme is aimed at providing local football players an experience to play against strong opponents and to provide a challenging environment.

“It would be a great opportunity for these kids to gain experience in a 10-day long exposure trip. The trip is programmed specifically for the players that include practice matches with Indian junior team and practice sessions with junior teams of various clubs. The trip is being initiated by Director, Sports, Sunil Bhatia and UT Sports Department to provide the players with best of the facilities. The team will also attend specially organised classes under the supervision of international coaches,” said Harjinder Singh, coach of CFA.

Earlier this year, the UT Sports Department with much of a fanfare had announced an international exposure trip for these lads, however according to sources, the same will be initiated in the month of October. In the upcoming months, the team of CFA will not be a part of their home event— All India Administrator’s Challenge Cup Football Tournament for the U-17 category as their senior batch had already passed out. Since past many years, the players of Chandigarh Football Academy were not sent out for any exposure trip.



DAV-8 footballers qualify for Subroto Cup
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 4
DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, defeated Delhi Public School, Sector 40, to qualify for the Subroto Cup Football Tournament. The match was held at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22, here today.

The team defeated their rivals by 3-0 to post the win and qualify for the tournament to be held later this year in New Delhi.

In the qualifier’s played today, DAV School maintained their calm and posted the win after pumping in all three goals in the first half.

Harmeet drew the first blood in the 12th minute. He smartly placed the ball over the goal line to defeat the rival custodian. The joy was doubled after Rahul Chaudhary scored the second goal to extend the lead in the 24th minute through an awarded free-kick. DPS struggled hard to overcome the pressure however conceded another goal in the 36th minute. Dhanraj scored the final goal for the winning side.

Earlier, in the semifinals, DPS defeated Strawberry Fields School, Sector 26, by one goal while DAV side also defeated St Kabir School, Sector 26, with an identical score. 



GMSSS-10 fencers emerge champions 
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 4
Fencers of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10, won the overall trophy of the Inter-School Fencing Competition for (U-17) boys being held here today.

The team won the trophy by scoring 50 points. Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, finished at the runners-up position with 18 points while Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 15, and Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 32, secured joint third position by securing 10 points each.

Earlier, in the foil team event, Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10, attained the first place while Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, attained the second place. Meanwhile, Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 32, and Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 15, finished at the third spot.

In the epee event, GMSSS-10, GMSSS-32 and GMSSS-15 won the top three spots whereas in the sabre event, fencers of GMSSS-10 attained the lead followed by Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27. While, GMSSS-32 and GMSSS-15 attained the joint third place in the event.


Individual foil event: Bhavya (Bhavan Vidalaya-27), Mansimranjeet (GMSSS-10), Ravi (GMSSS-10) and Prince (GMSSS-15); Epee event: Lalit (GMSSS-10), Sandeep Thapa (GMSSS-10), Prince (GMSSS-15) and Gopal(GMSSS-15); Sabre event: Vishal (GMSSS-10), Mansimranjeet (GMSSS-10), Sunil (GMSSS-15) and Bhavya (Bhavan Vidalaya-27); Boys (U-19 team event) foil: GMSSS-10, GMSSS-15, GMSSS-40, GMSSS-8; Epee event: GMSSS-10, GMSSS-8, SGHPS-40 and GMSSS-15; Sabre event: GMSSS-10, GMSSS-32, GMSSS-26 (TM) and GMSSS-35.



cricket tournament
Saupin’s, GNPS to clash for title
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 4
Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, will face Saupin’s School, Sector 32, in the final of the Inter-School Cricket Championship for (U-14) boys at the cricket grounds of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 26, tomorrow.

In the semifinal played today, GNPS defeated DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, by 15 runs. After opting to bat first, the winning side posted 99 runs in the allotted slot of 20 overs with the loss of three wickets. The team’s total was initiated by Manveer Singh, who contributed unbeaten 36 runs off 44 balls inclusive of four boundaries and Arjun Azad, who chipped in 31 runs off 32 balls, including 5 boundaries. For the bowling side, Manu (1 for 13 runs) and Sarthak (1 for 18 runs) claimed one wicket each.

In reply, DAV failed to face a fine bowling attack of GNPS bowlers and bundled out on 84 runs in 18.4 overs. Aman (21 off 27 balls), Sarthak (21 off 13 balls) and Manu (18 off 30 balls) remained the main scorers for the side. For the bowling side, Nippun took the charge and claimed 3 for 6 runs while Arjun Azad took 2 for 12 runs. Simerjeet also contributed his share and claimed 1 wicket for 13 runs. 



Table tennis tourney from Aug 8
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 4
The Chandigarh Table-Tennis Association will host Chandigarh State Ranking Table Tennis Tournament from August 8 to 10 at the Trishakti Temple Hall, Sector 49. It is being organised by player’s table tennis club.

The interested players can confirm their entries with Harmanpreet Singh (TT coach 9872801722), Richa Pandey (technical official 7508999228) and Sheetal Negi (technical official 9815101196).

Only registered players of Chandigarh can participate in the tournament and the participating players should bring their date of birth certificates issued by the school/municipal committee.

The enteries should reach before 6 pm on August 6.

selection criteria

Age Category Events

U-12 Years Cadet boys and girls singles Born on or after 01.01.2003

U-15 Years Sub-junior boys and girls singles Born on or after 01.01.2000

U-18 years Junior boys and girls Singles Born on or after 01.01.1997

U-21 years Youth boys and Girls Born on or after 01.01.1994

No age bar Men and women singles No age bar 



Sacred Heart paddlers clinch title
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 4
Paddlers of Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, defeated DAV Public School, Sector 8, by 3-0 in the finals of the Inter-School Table Tennis Championship for (U-19) girls that concluded at the table tennis hall of Sector 23 today.

In the hard line match, Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, defeated DAV Model School, Sector 15, by 3-0 and attained the third place. Earlier, in the semifinals, DAV Public School defeated DAV Model School by 3-1 while Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, beat GMSSS, Sector 16, by 3-0.


Qualifying matches: DAV Model, Sector 15, beat Carmel Convent School, Sector 9, 3-0; DAV School, Sector 8, beat St Soldier School, Sector 28, by 3-1; Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, beat Sri Aurobindo School by 3-0; Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, beat Moti Ram School, Sector 27, by 3-1.

Chess competition

In the ongoing Inter-School Chess Competition for (U-17) boys, Government High School, Sector 53, defeated SGGSP School, Sector 35, by 4-0. Meanwhile, St Joseph School, Sector 44, beat Tribune Model School, Sector 29, by 4-0 and AKSIPS School, Sector 41, beat Ryan International School by 3-1.

Kabaddi competition

In the two matches of the Inter-School Kabaddi Championship for (U-19) boys, DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, defeated Government Model Senior Secondary School, Maloya, by 31-22 while GMSSS, Sector 40, defeated GMSSS, Dhanas, by 47-41.



UT tennis tourney begins today
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 4
The UT Sports Department will host the UT Open Tennis Tournament for (U-19) boys and girls from August 5 to 8 at the tennis courts of Lake Sports Complex here.

The organisers have received a total of 50 entries in the (U-19) girls category while 20 entries in the (U-19) boys category for the tournament.



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