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High-profile carjacker in police net
Main accused, a former Sarpanch of Rataul village, owns Mehtab Hotel, Mehtab Palace in Moga
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 30
With the arrest of two persons, including a leader of the Punjab Peoples Party (PPP), the city police have claimed to have solved the sensational carjacking case where the robbers had taken away a new Toyota Fortuner after holding a woman a hostage.

The accused has been identified as Daljit Singh Bhola, a resident of Sant Nagar on the Amritsar road in Moga. A former Sarpanch of Rataul village, according to the police, Bhola owns Mehtab Hotel and Mehtab Palace in Moga.

He was nabbed along with his accomplices Jasvir Singh at a police check post near Sidhwan Canal on the Ferozepur road last night.

Both accused were travelling in a Skoda car (PB-47-0076), which was used in the crime. The stolen Toyota Fortuner has also been recovered. The police have also recovered a .32 pistol and a cartridge from their possession.

The incident took place on August 9 when Reena Sharma, the wife of developer Bharat Bhushan, was purchasing bakery and sweets for her family.

During investigation, the accused told the police that they were following Reena from the Kailash Nagar chowk.

In the meantime, the SUV driver stopped the vehicle and entered the Khushi Ram sweets shop on the Hambran road. Reena was sitting in the vehicle. Finding an opportunity, Bhola alighted from his Skoda and sat on Toyota Fortuner.

Reena was shocked to see a stranger sitting in her vehicle. When she raised the alarm, Bhola tied her hair with the hand-brake liver. As the SUV has an automatic drive system, he failed to start it at once. He fiddled with the gears and the SUV started.

On reaching the Hambra road, he drove through a village. As the vehicle moved at a slow speed in the village, Reena jumped out of it.

Commissioner of Police Pramod Ban congratulated the police team for cracking the case.

The police have also nabbed Manpreet, alias Punnu, who painted the number plate without verifying the registration certificate.

SUV driver’s mobile gives vital lead

Sources said the driver’s mobile phone, which he had left in the car before entering the sweets shop, provided a crucial lead to the police. The police tracked its location up to 22 km but soon Bhola got to know about it and threw it out of the SUV.

His criminal past

Bhola has a criminal past. He is facing seven criminal cases of fraud, theft and drug peddling at various police stations in Ferozepur and Moga. His accomplice Jasvir was also booked in a drug-peddling case.


Love for luxury proves accused Bhola’s undoing
Mohit Khanna
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 30
The arrest of Daljit Singh Bhola of Moga has yet again brought to the fore increasing obsession for luxurious life. A Punjab Peoples Party (PPP) leader and former Sarpanch of Rataul village, according to the police, Bhola owns Mehtab Hotel and Mehtab Palace in Moga.

It is learnt that his business was not doing well and he was striving to maintain his high status. As he did not have sufficient bank balance to buy a sports utility vehicle (SUV), he decided to steal one.

After stealing the SUV, he changed its number and returned to his house located on Street No. 1 of Sant Nagar in Moga.

He spread the word among his friends and neighbours that he purchased the SUV from his VIP friend. Before flaunting the stolen SUV, he took his family to Amritsar to pay obeisance at Golden Temple. He told everyone that he was going to Amritsar to purchase an SUV.

Gagandeep Sharma, son of Reena Shama, had installed special tale lights on the SUV, which helped the police trap the accused. Surinder Chopra, SHO of the PAU police station, said: “We scanned footage of close circuit television (CCTV) cameras installed at different locations on the Hambra-Moga road.

The police suspect the Skoda car used in the crime was also a stolen vehicle. They are also investigating whether Bhola was hooked to drugs.



Ill-equipped railway station
Man writhes in pain as ambulance reaches late
Charanjit Singh Teja
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 30
A youth, who got his toe injured badly while boarding a train at the local railway station this afternoon, kept writhing in pain as the 108 ambulance reached after 45 minutes.

According to information, the youth was trying to board the moving train from the wrong side. The Government Railway Police reached soon after the accident and called the ambulance. A policeman said the ambulance arrived after around 45 minutes.

The incident has exposed the ill-equipped railway station. Residents and railway staff have been demanding for a ling time that an ambulance should be stationed at the railway station.

The local railway station is one of the major stations of North India. Around 140 trains, including 50 pairs (up and down) of express trains and 20 pairs of passenger trains, pass through it daily. It generates a revenue of Rs 150 crore annually.

As the station is located in a crowded area, an ambulance takes more than half an hour to reach there. The railway health unit, which is located on the station premises, does not have any ambulance.

“It is a major railway station and thousands of visitors and passengers visit it daily. An ambulance should be stationed there to tackle such emergencies,” Sukhwinder Singh, a worker at the station, said.

The North Railway Pensioners’ Association has repeatedly written to the higher authorities of the Railways for providing an ambulance at the station.



Illicit ties drive man to kill elder brother
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 30
Illicit relations drove a man to kill his elder brother whose mutilated body was found in a migrant quarter at Phoolanwal on August 25. The accused has been identified as Sunil Panday, younger brother of deceased Sham Narayan.

According to the police, Sunil Panday had illicit relations with his elder brother’s wife. The couple wanted to live together.

The duo hatched a plan to kill Sham Narayan. On the night of August 24, Sunil and Sham had drinks together. When Sunil realised that Sham was completely drunk, he killed him with a hammer. Jatinderjit, Sadar SHO, said Sham’s both brothers, Ajit and Sunil, were summoned. While Ajit reached the police station, Sunil didn’t turn up. The police got suspicious about Sunil. Sunil was nabbed. During questioning, the accused cracked soon and confessed to having killed his elder brother.



Yet another ATP transferred
Shivani Bhakoo
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 30
In late evening development, the Department of Local Government “shifted” Assistant Town Planner (Headquarters) Kamaljit Kaur to Jalandhar yesterday. Now, the city is left with lone ATP, who is already taking care of two zones.

As the orders were issued late and today being a holiday, these were not received by the ATP. However, she confirmed the development.

Yet another transfer of an ATP has come as a jolt to the officials concerned. Though, the powers of the ATPs have been delegated to the head draftsmen and other officials till permanent officials are appointed, work at the building branch has been suffering. While the Commissioner and other officials of the building branch feel the vacant posts of ATP should be filled at the earliest, the department’s move has put a question mark over working at the top level.

A building branch inspector said: “We fail to understand what the government wants. There is a shortage of staff in the department and now ATPs are being transferred one after another. We agree transfers are part of service, but, at least, the replacements should be made on time. Zone A, C and D are without ATPs. Additional charge has been given to other officials. After Harpreet Ghai was transferred to Moga, Kamaljit Kaur was given the additional charge of the zone. Now, she has also been transferred. While Zone B and parts of Zone D are managed by Monical Anand, Zone C doesn’t have a permanent ATP”.

BJP councillor Inder Aggarwal said: “In the absence of adequate staff, violators will continue to have a field day,” said Aggarwal.



tackling building violations
Political interference a bane
RTI activists, building branch officials seek Principal Secy’s intervention
Shivani Bhakoo
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 30
Coming to the rescue of “sincere” officials of the building branch , the Council of RTI Activists today met Principal Secretary, Local Government, Ashok Gupta.

They told the official that due to regular interference of political leaders, the building branch officials found themselves unable to crack whip on illegal buildings.

Council president Rohit Sabharwal, general secretary Naveen Sharma and secretary Arvind Sharma alleged that when officials dared to take any action as per rules, they were transferred due to “vested” interests of politicians.

“Due to regular political interference, atmosphere of fear has been created in the municipal corporation that is not allowing officials of the building branch to act as per law,” said the RTI activists.

They said political leaders were creating hurdles in the way of smooth functioning of the building branch for their personal benefits.

“Officials are pressurised not to take action against violators. In these circumstances, how can the MC run smoothly?” questioned Sabharwal.

The building branch officials, too, met the Principal Secretary at the Circuit House. Assistant town planners, head draftsmen and other officials complained about the “stressful atmosphere” that made it difficult for them to work smoothly.

The MC officials alleged that they had to bear with the “rude” behavior of political leaders if they refused to succumb to their pressure. They told Gupta that if officials refused to obey orders of politicos, who supported illegal buildings, they were transferred. They asked the Principal Secretary to intervene and support the sincere officials to help run the MC in a better way. 



Man bludgeoned to death

Ludhiana, August 30
A 39-year-old man was bludgeoned to death by suspected robbers near a gym in Rishi Nagar here late evening today. The victim has been identified as Honey Sharma of Haibowal.

The incident took place at 10:30 pm while he was returning home. The attackers took away his cash and mobile phone. The victim was rushed to the hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival. Honey was also attacked on the Jassian road a week ago. — TNS



HC judge calls for better Bench-Bar coordination
Our Legal Correspondent

Ludhiana, August 30
Justice Surya Kant of Punjab and Haryana High Court today stressed the need for better coordination between the Bench and the Bar.

“It is the paramount duty of a lawyer to maintain the dignity and credibility of the institution of judiciary. It needs to be ensured that it may not be harmed at any cost by anyone,” he said.

He was addressing lawyers on the invitation of the District Bar Association. The judge assured the legal fraternity of full cooperation in providing proper infrastructure for their smooth and efficient working.

Justice Surya Kant, accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Rajat Aggarwal and Sessions Judge KS Kang, also inspected the five-acre government land that the lawyers want to be allotted for constructing a new complex for them besides a parking lot. He assured the lawyers that he would take up the matter with the state government through the building committee of the High Court.

Earlier, Justice Surya Kant was accorded a warm welcome by DBA president Vijay B Verma and other office-bearers.

Speaking on the occasion, Verma focused on issues related to development and better services for lawyers.

Additional Advocate General Piyush Kant Jain and Commissioner of Police Parmod Ban were also present on this occasion.

Later, a deputation headed by former Bar Council chairman BK Goel also met the HC judge. 



Anganwari workers’ demands
Protest called off
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 30
Anganwari workers have cancelled the protest scheduled for September 1 following assurances by authorities concerned of addressing their demands.

According to office-bearers of Anganwari Mulazam Union, the District Programme Officer assured them of releasing the rent money for the buildings of Anganwari. They assured them that pending allowances of workers and helpers will also be given.

Anganwari Mulazam Union has been demanding the release of travel allowances and cost of fuel and money for the uniforms from the District Administration.

The union leaders have called for a demonstration outside the office of the District Programme Officer.

According to the information, a meeting of office-bearers of Anganwari Mulazam Union was held with the District Programme Officer (DPO), Rupinder Kaur, on August 29.

In the meeting, the DPO assured that they will get the money for uniform, fuel and for paying the rent of buildings along with the TA and other pending allowances till September 8.

The senior vice-president of the Anganwari Mulazam Union, Suman Bala, said, “If the DPO does not fulfill our demands till September 8, we will start a chain protest on September 10, outside the office of the district project in charge. The authorities will be responsible for the loss of work at the Anganwari centres.” 



Cultural extravaganza marks birth anniversary of founder president
Lovleen Bains

Doraha, August 30
On the occasion of the birth anniversary of the late founder president of a college, Dr Ishwar Singh, a cultural function was organised by students of the GNN College, Doraha, and GN Model Senior Secondary School at the Dr Ishwar Singh Memorial Hall of the college today.

The chief guest of the function, Prof Naval Kishore, Dean, college, Development Council, Panjab University, Chandigarh, congratulated the management, principal, staff and the students for organising the cultural extravaganza.

He also appreciated the contribution of the founder president of the college in establishing two institutions.

President Roop Brar recalled the services of the late founder president and the multi- faceted role he played of a physician, an educationist, a social worker, a politician and a philanthropist.

The principal of the college, Dr Narinder Singh Sidhu, introduced the chief guest and extended a warm welcome to all the dignitaries.

A play titled ‘Qayamat’ penned down by a college alumnus, Kuldeep Singh, was also staged on the occasion. Besides, songs and group dances were also presented. The chief guest was honoured by the college. College magazine ‘UDAR’ was also released on the occasion.

University toppers Harpreet Kaur, Kimsy Sood, Harshdeep Kaur, Jaskeet Kaur, Malkit Kaur, Poonam Sharma, Balraj Singh, Manpreet Kaur, Preeti Sharma, Harpreet Kaur and Arshdeep Kaur were honoured for their achievements.

Jogeshwar Singh Mangat, senior vice-president, Jagjiwan Pal Singh Gill, vice-president, Harpratap Brar, general secretary, Pavittarpal Singh Pangali, treasurer, Adarsh Pal Bector, joint secretary, Bibi Harwinder Kaur Pangali, Harjiwan Pal Singh Gill, Gurdial Dalal, Surjit Singh Jawanda and Satinder Jawanda were also present on the occasion. 



Students felicitated

Ludhiana, August 30
The meritorious students of the session 2013-2014 were felicitated during an Annual Academic Prize Distribution Function at Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School on August 29.

The director, Students Welfare, PAU, Ludhiana, Dr Ravinder Kaur Dhaliwal, was the chief guest on the occasion. She gave away certificates and trophies to the students scoring CGPA 10 from Classes VI to X, position holders of Class XI and the students with full attendance.

Students who had brought laurels to the school by winning different positions in NSO, NCO and IMO were also felicitated on the occasion. The chief guest, Dr Ravinder Kaur Dhaliwal, congratulated all the prize winners. The director of the school, Rev Fr John, and the principal, Rev Sr Christo, also appreciated the hard work of the students and teachers.

Students acknowledge efforts of community helpers

Students of LKG of Police DAV Public School, Police Lines, Civil Line, Ludhiana, saluted the community helpers. In the week-long activity, the tiny tots of the school were dressed as teachers, doctors, policemen, postmen etc. Students also spoke a few lines on the characters they portrayed. The principal of the school, Dr Anu Verma, applauded the students for their active participation in this activity. — TNS



No end to bumpy rides in Jagraon
Jaswant Shetra

Jagraon, August 30
People residing in localities situated alongside Disposal Road are a harried lot. The road that is a perfect example of administrative apathy has not been repaired for the past five years.

With the passage of time, the condition of the road has gone from bad to worse, say the residents.

All those residing in Shastri Nagar, New Shastri Nagar, Grewal Colony and neighbouring localities have been facing a tough time due to the constant delay in road repair.

“This road was constructed more than five years back and since then the municipal council has not repaired it even once. We have to use this road every day and it is really tough to move on it,” says Mukesh Kumar, a resident of New Shastri Nagar.

The residents say before the previous Assembly elections, leaders of various political parties had promised that the road would be repaired on priority. More than two-and-a-half years have passed since the elections, but the promise has not been fulfilled, they say.

“We again raised the issue during the recently held Lok Sabha elections. Although we were assured by political leaders, including those from the ruling party, that the road will be repaired very soon, we are waiting for the work to begin,” says Inderpal, another area resident.

Jagraon Municipal Council Executive Officer Sukhdev Singh Randhawa says he is not aware of the problem being faced by the residents as he has joined the office a few days back.

“I will look into the matter and get the road repaired very soon,” says Randhawa.



Arrangements on for PM’s speech
Tribune reporters

Ludhiana, August 30
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to students and teachers will be telecast live from 3 pm to 4.45 pm on September 5.

The Education Department has directed school heads to ensure that the students listen to the speech. Officials of the department have asked the school authorities to inform the District Education Officer if they have a television or any other source to listen to the PM’s speech.

The speech can be heard through radio, EDUSAT (communication satellite system) Labs, Receive Only Terminal (ROTs) System and Internet. Around 329 schools in the district have the ROT System while 51 have EDUSAT Labs. On EDUSAT, listeners can give their feedback and ask questions.

Jasbir Singh, in charge, ORT, said all arrangements would be made in a day or two.

Teachers on toes

Mandi Ahmedgarh: Heads and in charges of computers labs at various schools of the region remained on toes preparing for uninterrupted transmission of the scheduled speech of Prime Minister Narender Modi on September 5.

Apart from updating equipment, lab in charges were seen arranging generator sets to ensure uninterrupted power supply.

District Education Officers have been directed to ensure that the scheduled telecast of the Prime Minister’s message on the birth anniversary of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan is watched uninterruptedly by the students and teachers. In a communiqué addressed to all DEOs and heads of schools, Director General, School Education,

GK Singh has desired to ensure that the Prime Minister’s message, scheduled to be telecast on various channels from 3 pm to 4.45 on next Friday, is telecast uninterruptedly at all schools. Unlike earlier such communiqués, the DGSE has mentioned that directions should be followed by all categories of schools, including the CBSE, model schools, aided, private and panchayati raj Schools too.

School authorities have been directed to arrange large screens for better perception. Appreciating the government’s decision to enable students to listen to the Prime Minister’s speech, heads of some government schools of the region said the administration should have hired a private agency for the telecast of the programme.

Baldev Singh Latala and Sikandar Singh Jartoli, former presidents of the Government Teachers Union, lamented that the government was compounding problems of teachers who were already overburdened.



Inspire Award Expo concludes

Ludhiana, August 30
The District-Level Inspire Award Exhibition concluded at Malwa Khalsa School here today.

The district officials selected 21 models from senior wing and 16 models from junior wing during the exhibition.

The selected models will be displayed in the State-Level Inspire Exhibition at Rayat and Bahra College in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar from September 10 to 12.

Deputy Director Enforcement Karmajit Singh, DEO Secondary Paramjeet Kaur, deputy DEO Charanjit Singh and science supervisor Varinder Kaur were present on the occasion. — TNS



from schools
Science model exhibition

Ludhiana: An exhibition on science models (working and non-working) was held at Shri Harkrishan Sahib Public Senior Secondary School, Daba Road, Ludhiana. Students from Classes VI to XII built these models. Working models such as hydroelectricity dam, water conductivity, wind mill and production of electricity by coil were presented by students. Models such as compass glass (Class VI A), wind mill (Class VII A), concave mirror (Class VIII B), transformer (Class IX D), hydroelectricity (Class X C), water conductivity (Class XI A) and magical chemistry (Class XII A) cornered glory. School director Prem Singh Sokhi and principal Manjit Kaur Lotey gave away prizes to the winners.

Oral hygiene

On the occasion of the parent-teacher meeting, Police DAV Public School, Police Line, Ludhiana, conducted a dental check up of the primary students. The dental check up camp, organised on Saturday, was sponsored by Shiksha Uday, a venture of the DHFL Pramerica .The main objective was to sensitise parents about the importance of oral hygiene of the children. The conveners of the camp educated the students about prevention of common oral diseases and highlighted the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene. As per the CCE guidelines of CBSE, such activities form an integral part of the school curriculum. Students were examined by a team of qualified dentists in the presence of their parents. The parents were guided how to help their children in maintaining good oral hygiene.

Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi was celebrated at the BBSB Convent School, Sidhwan Bet, on the school premises. Principal Anita Kumari, teachers and students sang hymns on the occasion. President Satish Kalra and management members Harbhagwandas Bawa, Rajinder Bawa, Sham Sunder, Baldev Bawa, Manjot Chauhan, Sunny Arora, Beant Bawa and Gagan Bawa were also present. Prashad was also distributed among all.

Nutrition week observed

SDP Senior Secondary School, Hazuri Road, celebrated nutrition week. Activities such as poster-making, slogan-writing and salad-making were held. The activities were held under the guidance of president, SDP Sabha Regd and Institution, Balraj Kumar Bhasin. Principal Jasveer Singh Chauhan motivated the students and staff to stay fit. — TNS



Construction of track
Transport officials told to identify land
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 30
Transport officials have been asked to identify half-acre land in engineering/ITI colleges to conduct a driving test. Anil Garg, District Transport Officer, Ludhiana, said, “Anurag Aggarwal, Principal Secretary (Transport), issued the orders at a meeting in Chandigarh today.

The official said a track could be constructed on the half-acre land.” The department is short of staff. Garg said, “Two unburden the staff, the officials are mulling over outsourcing work pertaining to issuance, renewal and transfer of registration certificates/licences to authorised automobile dealers or authorised agents. A few DTOs said the agents should be entrusted with the task. Despite a detailed discussion, the officials could not take a decision on the allocation of work.”

An employee of the DTO office said, “We all are worked up. It is good that the government has taken a step to address our woes. This will also relieve the public.



Farmers’ union slams MSP formula
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, August 30
The Bharti Kisan Union (BKU), an ally of the ruling Akali Dal, while expressing its displeasure over the formula for fixing the minimum support price (MSP) of various crops, has issued a veiled threat to the NDA government to be prepared to face farmers’ wrath.

Union president Ajmer Singh Lakhowal and general secretary Ajmer Singh Gill said contrary to promises made during the Lok Sabha elections, the new government at the Centre had used the formula devised by the former UPA government for fixing the MSP of paddy, creating widespread resentment among the farmers.

The union leaders said there were reports that the Agricultural Costs and Prices Commission was about to announce the MSP of wheat at Rs 1,450 per quintal on the basis of calculations made during the UPA regime.

“The BKU stands by its demand for the implementation of the recommendations of Dr MS Swaminathan Committee, according to which the MSP of wheat and other crops ought to be fixed at 50 per cent more than the total cost of cultivation,” said Lakhowal. The union leaders made it clear that the farmers would not accept anything less than Rs 2,250 per quintal as the MSP of wheat for the next year. 



Ludhiana Scan
BJP meet

BJP national secretary Tarun Chugh addresses party workers.
BJP national secretary Tarun Chugh addresses party workers. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

BJP national secretaries Tarun Chugh and RP Singh addressed party workers on Saturday. They said the BJP-led government, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will take India on the road to progress. The party programme at Rotary Bhawan was interrupted when a woman and her family approached the two, accusing a BJP councillor of harassment.


Vishwa Jain Sangthan has complained to the Commissioner of Police that in violation of his orders, meat was served at restaurants in Sarabha Nagar on Jain Samvatsri Maha Parv. Dr Sandeep K Jain, coordinator, Vishwa Jain Sangthan, Punjab, submitted copies of bills mentioning non-vegetarian products collected from such eateries.


The Ludhiana Citizen Council honoured the executive team of Sutlej Club. The council president Darshan Arora said the team was working hard for the past two years.


Baba Ganpati Sewa Sangh kicked off the twenty-second state-level Ganpati Mahotsava at Harish Bedi Chowk in Janakpuri. Pandit Raj Kumar Shastri and other scholars recited mantras during the ceremony. An 18-feet-high statue of Lord Ganpati has been set up.

I-T Act in focus

A workshop on “tax deducted at source (TDS) on payments to non-residents” was organised at ICAI Bhawan here today. Arun Gupta, past chairman of the Ludhiana branch of the of Northern India Regional Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India was the guest speaker.

He discussed at length provisions under Section 195 of the Income Tax Act. — TNS



Bypass road needs immediate repair

The condition of the Bypass Road, Dugri, is pathetic. This road was constructed in 2001 and since then no recarpeting, which needs to be done every five years, has been undertaken here. In these 13 years, only minor repair works have been carried out, that too only once. We have to suffer a lot to reach our home at Durgri, Phase-III. During rains the road gets waterlogged and it becomes impossible to commute on it. Due to potholes, vehicles get damaged. As the traffic has increased manifold, it is fast deteriorating. Immediate steps are required to repair this road.

Sukhjinder Singh, Ludhiana

Industrialists must come forward for noble causes

The news item “Children of Lesser God” published in these columns on August 17, 2014, projects the insensitive attitude of the school authorities concerned towards the children who came to watch the Independence Day celebrations at Guru Nanak Stadium. Ludhiana has no dearth of industries that as part of their corporate social responsibility initiative could sponsor packaged water and refreshments for the school children. Such an initiative of industrialists and the Education Department could have given joy to the children.

Sangeeta, Ludhiana



Lok Adalat settles 152 cases
Our Legal Correspondent

Ludhiana, August 30
The District Legal Services Authority today held the monthly Lok Adalat under the supervision of District and Sessions Judge-cum-chairman of the legal services authority, KS Kang.

As many as 152 cases out of 411 put up before 33 benches of the Lok Adalat were settled.

The CJM-cum-secretary of the legal services authority, KK Singla, said these cases involved disputes of amount above Rs three crore.

He said in several civil cases of recovery of amount, after the settlement the Lok Adalat has passed orders for refund of court fee, which was quite beneficial for the litigants. He appealed to the people to settle their disputes through Lok Adalats to save their time and money.



9th Senior Ludhiana District Baseball Championship
GNKC, Khalsa college in final
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, August 30
The Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women (GNKC), Model Town, and the Khalsa College for Women warded off stiff challenge to enter the final of the 9th Senior Ludhiana District Baseball Championship (men and women) being held at the Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Gujjarkhan Campus, Model Town.

In the semifinals, the Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women defeated Khalsa Baseball Club 12-6 while Khalsa College outplayed Ramgarhia Girls College 8-5 to set up the title clash.

Earlier, in the league matches, Khalsa Baseball Club beat GMT Public School 11-3, Ramgarhia Girls College overpowered BCM Senior Secondary School, Focal Point branch, 11-7, Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Model Town, drubbed Sahi Sports College, Samrala, 10-0 and the Khalsa College for Women blanked Sahi Sports College, Samrala, 8-0.

Gurvir Singh, managing director, Sahi Sports College, Samrala, inaugurated the meet in which eight teams in the women’s section are taking part. Sukhdev Singh, secretary, Punjab Baseball Association, and Harbir Singh Gill of the Ludhiana District Baseball Association were among others present.



Jasmine, Jasmeek, Arashdeep skate to glory
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, August 30
The Ludhiana District Schools Skating Championship organised by the Education Department concluded at the Leisure Valley rink, Sarabha Nagar, today.


U-11 girls 300m inline: Jasmine of BCM School, Shastri Nagar, 1, Jasmeek of DAV School, BRS Nagar, 2 and Arashdeep Kaur of Shemrock School 3; U-14 girls: Sant Kaur, GNPS, 1, Mushan of SHCS, Sarabha Nagar, 2 and Aishdeep Kaur of BCM School, Chandigarh Road, 3; U-17 girls: Jaap Kaur, GNPS, 1, Dhriti of Bal Bharti School 2 and Anusha of Sat Paul Mittal School 3; U-19 girls: Prasha Seth of SHCS, Sarabha Nagar, 1, Jasmeet Kaur of SHCS, Sarabha Nagar, 2 and Shivani Sharma of BCM, Chandigarh Road, 3; U-11 girls 100m inline: Jahnvi of DPS 1, Arshdeep Kaur of Shemrock School 2 and Jasmeek of DAV, BRS Nagar, 3; U-14 girls: Tehdil of SHCS, Sarabha Nagar, 1, Sant Kaur of GNPS 2 and Mushan of the SHCS, Sarabha Nagar, 3; U-17 girls: Jaap Kaur, GNPS, 1, Dhriti of Bal Bharti School 2 and Anusha of Sat Paul Mittal School 3; U-19 girls: Prasha Seth of SHCS 1, Anjeen, GNPS, 2 and Jasmeet Kaur of SHCS, Sarabha Nagar, 3; U-11 girls 500m inline: Sahari of Sat Paul Mittal School 1, Jasneek of DAV, BRS Nagar, 2 and Jasmine of BCM, Shastri Nagar, 3; U-14 girls: Tehdil of SHCS, Sarabha Nagar, 1, Sant Kaur of GNPS 2 and Muskan of SHCS, Sarabha Nagar, 3; U-17 girls: Jaap Kaur of GNPS 1, Palak of BCM, Shastri Nagar, 2 and Anusha of Sat Paul Mittal School 3; U-19 girls: Prasha Seth of SHCS, Sarabha Nagar, 1, Anjeen of GNPS 2 and Gurnoor 3.

Day 1 results

300m quards (U-11): Daksh of Ryan International School, Manmeet Singh of GNIPS, Ayush Bedi of KVM, Civil Lines; U-14: Utkarsh of GNPS, Japjot Singh of Sacred Heart School, BRS Nagar, Tushiv of DAV, Pakhowal Road; U-17: Jugadhbir Singh of GNPS, Naman of KVM, Pankush of BCM School, Chandigarh Road; U-19: Harmandeep Singh of GNPS, Ranveer Singh of GNIPS, BRS Nagar, and Rupinder Singh of GNIPS, Model Town; U-11 300m inline: Shrwan of DAV, Pakhowal Road, Shukhraj of DAV, Pakhowal Road, Gurnoor Singh of KVM; U-14: Manjot Singh of GNPS, Aryan of BCM, Rishi of Shamrock School; U-17: Sashibjot of DAV, BRS Nagar, Jaskaran of BCM School, Sameer Dawar of St Thomas School; U-19: Bhavjot Singh of Sacred Heart School, BRS Nagar, Yovan Bagga of BCM and Shivam of Ryan International School.



City cagers register victory
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, August 30
Ludhiana Basketball Academy scored an emphatic 39-9 over Faridkot district in the boys’ section on the third day of the Punjab Youth Basketball Championship being played at Guru Nanak Stadium.

In other matches (boys), Patiala pipped Bathinda 29- 26, Muktsar outplayed Jalandhar 50- 21, Muktsar prevailed over Amritsar 63-60 and Patiala beat Moga 64-33.

In the girls’ section, Amritsar proved too good for Kapurthala whom they trounced 61-12 while Ludhiana girls proved their supremacy against Muktsar as the former came out winners 28-5 and Mansa defeated Ludhiana 23-12.

Yesterday, hosts Ludhiana district in the boys’ section while Amritsar district in the girls’ section recorded facile victories in their respective matches during the ongoing Punjab State Youth Basketball Championship at Guru Nanak Stadium yesterday.

Ludhiana cagers came out triumphant against Bathinda district without sweating it out. They romped home victorious hands down 100-37 where as Amritsar district players wrapped up the issue against Bathinda in a similar fashion (40-2)

In other matches (boys), Mansa outwitted Tarn Taran 47-19, Bathinda overpowered Kapurthala 54-43, Ludhiana outclassed Fazilka 69-37, Faridkot prevailed over Sangrur 53-50, Jalandhar defeated Ferozepur 54-36 and Amritsar overwhelmed Nawanshahr 43-14. In the girl’s section, Gurdaspur beat Pathankot 31-24, Sangrur outnumbered Jalandhar 35-20 and Ludhiana pipped Pathankot 48-33.



PAU shuttlers perform well

Ludhiana, August 30
Students of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) have performed well in the Open District Badminton Championship 2014-15. The event was organised by the Ludhiana District Badminton Association at Shastri Hall, Club Road, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, from August 22 to 25.

Harveen Kaur, MSc student, College of Home Science, finished runner-up in the women’s mixed doubles, Puneetinder Singh, a student of College of Agriculture, won a gold medal in the mixed doubles, a silver medal in the men’s doubles and a bronze medal. — TNS



Hockey legend Dhyan Chand remembered 
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, August 30
The final match (hockey) in the boys’ section during the Ludhiana District Rural Games (boys and girls U-16) was played at Mata Sahib Kaur Stadium, Jarkhar village, Ludhiana-Malerkotla road, yesterday. The match was organised at Jarkhar to commemorate the 109th birth anniversary of hockey legend Dhyan Chand. The day is celebrated as the National Sports Day.

The match was played between Jarkhar Academy and Bahadurgarh Academy, Ahmedgarh, in which the former emerged victors 7-2.

District Sports Officer, Ludhiana, Kartar Singh Sehmbey and Bikramjeet Singh Bhanot, Assistant Education Officer, Ludhiana, Amrik Singh Minhas, SP (Headquarters), Moga, were guests of honour.

They paid tributes to the hockey wizard who mesmerised everyone with his uncanny stick work during the 1928, 1932 and 1936 Olympics. They garlanded the statue of the great player. 



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