Distt Open Jr, Sr, Billiards &
Second round matches in
Sr Snooker begins
JAMMU, Feb 20: Matches in the
second round were commenced today in
senior snooker in the ongoing 19th Jammu
district open junior and senior billiards
and snooker championship being played at
Billiards Hall, M A Stadium here.
remaining first round matches were also
completed today. In the inaugural match
of second round, Nikhil Kapahi got the
better of Ansh Bali 3-0 frames.
fetched the first frame 73-49 with
consumate ease and then clinched the next
two with frame margins of 77-9 and 61-32.
Sharma also had easy outing against Rahul
3-1. After pocketing the first frame
80-23, Kuldeep his way in the next.
parity with 46-35 but that was all he
could do. Kuldeep got his act together
and won the next two frames 60-10 and
Gupta prevailed upon Gurdev Singh 3-0.
the remaining first round matches,
Abhinav Sharma toppled Aditya Sharma 3-1.
edged out Aditya in the inaugural frame
64-34 but lost the plot in the second
equalising the lead, Aditya Sharma found
it difficult to contain his opponent.
Sharma then took the next two frames
61-29 and 58-22 to seal the issue.
Abrol had cakewalk over Gagandeep Singh
3-0 (56-14, 58-26 and 62-18).
Ajay Pal Singh had no difficulty
whatsoever in dispatching Shoaib in
straight 3-0 frames (49-29, 54-24 and
Khalid subdued Nitin Sharma in a hard
fought 3-2 frames. The contest witnessed
a fierce tussle between both cueists to
attain supremacy over each other.
took the first frame 65-40 but falter in
the next with 35-49 drubbing.
Sharma failed to get the momentum going
and lost the third frame 23-58.
Nitin, it was Sohails turn to do
the same as he lost the frame 25-54.
decider, Sohail kept his cool and
trounced his opponent 53-18 to seal the
fate of the match.
match, Vishal Gupta toppled Arjun Arora
3-1 (28-57, 57-45, 65-19 and 53-18).
round matches would continue tomorrow.
The matches were officiated by Surjit
Singh Baloria and Rakesh Sharma under the
supervision of Jaideep Manocha,
Niketan organises Foundation Day
JAMMU, Feb 20: Shiksha
Niketan Higher Secondary School, Jeevan
Nagar and Secondary School, Gandhi Nagar
today organised its Foundation
Day-cum-prize distribution function in
the school premises here.
for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation,
Raman Bhalla was the chief guest on the
occasion while Prof Desh Bandhu,
Chairman, J&K State Board of School
Education presided over.
Jitender Udhampuri, Ex-Director of All
India Radio and Khwaja Farooq Ahmed
Renzu, Director Information were the
guests of honour.
function began with the traditional
lighting of the lamp followed by
primary students of the school presented
various colourful cultural items to mark
of the school, Rameshwar Mengi read out
the annual report.
guest distributed cheques and prizes to
the position holders of Board
cheques of Rs 25,000 each were awarded to
the 1st two position holders of class
12th Board Examination and nine cheques
of Rs 5,000 each to the other position
holders of class 12th and 10th Board
cheques of Rs 1,000 were given to
meritorious students of classes 1st to
9th and one student as merit-cum-poverty
scholarship, which is in the name of Late
Dev Dutt Mengi.
holders of class 12th, 10th and 8th were
also awarded with prizes.
reviews progress of Sidhra Golf course
Jammu Feb 20: Minister for
Tourism and Culture, Nawang Rigzin Jora
today visited Sidhra Golf Course to
review the pace of work on the project.
Minister went round the Golf Course and
gave on the spot instructions to ensure
timely completion of the work on the Golf
Course. He emphasized that no
encroachment and construction should be
allowed in the surrounding of the Golf
Course to maintain aesthetic beauty and
to create good ambience at the venue. He
said Divisional Commissioner, Jammu as
the head of the Task Force would sort out
further land acquisition for the course.
asked the executing agency to immediately
prepare the DPRs for the final phase of
the Golf Course, which will have cycling
track, walking track, horse riding track
on Tawi River Bed, club house with world
class lodging and boarding facilities,
water bodies with fish pond and boating
Minister said school children would be
invited for plantation drive in and
around the Golf Course besides making
them aware and developing their interest
in the Golf sports. He asked the
executing agency to properly maintain the
sprinkler system, green and fairways of 9
Hole Golf Course, besides completion of
earthwork, pitching works, water tanks
and construction of pre-fabricated Club
re-iterated the Governments
commitment to develop and upgrade World
Class Tourist infrastructure in the State
and to provide adequate facilities to
visiting tourists, States
professional and budding golfers.
others, Secretary Tourism, Tanveer Jehan,
Director Tourism, Jammu, S.M. Sahni, Golf
Consultant, Col. Bagga, Land scrapping
expert, Mohammad Amin and other officers
of the department accompanied the
contest at HS Kundra
REASI, Feb 20: In order
to give an opportunity to the students of
rural areas to express their hidden
talent, the Information Department Reasi
organised a debating contest on the topic
"Rural Vs Urban Life" at
Government High School, Kundra.
Master of the high school, Kundra, Gopal
Krishan Komal presided over the function.
students of middle and secondary level
participated in the debating contest and
expressed their views on the rural and
Dogra, Shehnaz Bano and Maqbool Ahmed all
from 10th class were declared first,
second and third position holders
respectively while consolation prizes
were adjudged in favour of Reetu Devi of
10th class, Sheetal Devi and Asha Rani of
9th class by a panel of judges
constituted for the purpose.
second and third position holders along
with consolation prize holders were
awarded on the occasion while all 11
participants were given merit
certificates by the Information
Assistant Information Officer, Reasi also
spoke on the occasion.
players win medals in Strength Lifting
JAMMU, Feb 20: The
J&K players won medals today on the
second day of the ongoing 16th senior
national strength lifting championship at
Surat in Gujarat.
weight category, Mohit Chopra bagged
bronze medal followed it up with a silver
medal in inclined bench press.
Singh also bagged gold medal in inclined
Verma struck silver in the 60kg weight
category in Strength Lifting.
weight category, Shajad Ahmed clinched
gold medal in strength lifting.
Doda organizes debating contest, cultural
DODA, Feb 20: To educate the
masses particularly among the student
community and rural people the District
Information Centre, Doda today organized
a debate and cultural programme on the
topic 'Air Pollution and its effects on
the Environment' at Government Middle
School Suhanda Doda.
students participated in the debate
competition and expressed their views on
the occasion. Among them Yogesh Chandail
of 6th class and Miss Diya Chandail of
8th class were adjudged jointly as first
whileas Priya Chandail and Sanjeet Kumar
were also adjudged together as second and
Ajay Kumar was adjudged as third.
GMS Suhanda, Mr Omkar Singh was the chief
guest on the occasion and distributed
prizes and certificates among the winners
and participants. Speaking on the
occasion, he lauded the efforts of the
Information Department in creating
awareness among the masses about the
various burning issues in the society.
after the debate competition a colourful
cultural programme was also presented by
the Information Department Doda. The
cultural troupe included Shehzad Ali and
party, Beer Singh and party, Janzeeb Alam
and party and Ravi Kant and party.
Your Talent 2009-10"
"Nagari-2010" by GCW Parade
bags top honours
JAMMU, Feb 20: "Nagari-2010"
a skit in Hindi staged by the team from
GCW Parade secured first position in
competition organised by the Department
of Students Welfare, JU under the ongoing
"Display Your Talent 2009-10"
Integrated team, JUs skit titled
"Three Idiot Babas" and GCW
Gandhi Nagars "Sab Bikta
Hai" bagged second and third prizes
Vaid was awarded the Best Actor while
Rani Kumari from GCW Parade adjudged for
Best Actress Award.
Gupta (PG Integrated team), Divjot Kour
and Mukesh Kumar (GGM Science College),
Sapna and Navneet (Cosmic College of
Education), Lakhanpur, Sahil, Shivani
Sharma (KCS College of Education and
Sumit Kotwal (GDC Boys, Udhampur) were
awarded the Certificates of Merit.
Prof G M
Bhat, Chairman, Cultural Committee was
the chief guest while Shiv Mehta, Jia Lal
Sharma and Dr Arvinder were the
programme was compered by Rameshwari
Slathia, and Gagandeep Sharma.
releases annual news letter of JKMS
JAMMU, Feb 20: Chief Education
Officer (CEO), Jammu, Natha Ram Dingra
today released the Annual news letter of
JK Montessorie School (JKMS) in the
school premises here.
of the school, Prof Satish Anand,
managing director, Sanjeev Gupta,
director academics, Rajni Gupta and
principal, M L Vaid, were also present.
on the occasion, the CEO lauded the
efforts of the school management to bring
forth the achievements of the school
through this news letter.
meet S Africa to prove ODI superiority
JAIPUR, Feb 20: After the Test
stalemate, a depleted India and a scarred
South Africa will begin their battle of
ODI supremacy tomorrow when the
three-match series gets underway at a
fortified Sawai Mansingh Stadium here.
team arrived here yesterday high on
morale and low on resource and it would
require more than a nip and a tuck to
fill the void created by the absence of
some of their key players.
hostss bowling unit will lack the
firepower of Zaheer Khan after the pace
spearhead strained a leg muscle during
the Kolkata Test against the Proteas.
Zaheers absence would sorely be
felt not just because he leads the attack
but also because he has been virtually
Indias bowling captain, mentoring
fellow pacers with his elder-brotherly
department would also not be the same
without the feisty Harbhajan Singh, who
would miss the first two ODIs to attend
his sisters wedding.
recent Test series, here also India has
more than just a bunch of personal
reputations at stake.(PTI)
Mayor Cup Karate Cship gets
JAMMU, Feb 20: The
two-day State Mayor Cup karate
championship got underway at M A Stadium
Khan, DIG Jammu was the chief guest on
the occasion. More than 250 karatekas are
participating in the championship being
organised by Shito Ryu Seiko Kai Karate
Kavinder Gupta, organising secretary of
the championship, Anil Gupta, managing
director, Vision Channel and Yudhvir
Sethi were also present.
(below 6 years): Zindgi (1st), Srishti
(2nd) and Smeksha Dogra (3rd).
years: Khushi Sharma (1st), Harishita
Dhar (2nd), Saksham Sharma (3rd) and
Anaima Sharma (4th).
years: Palak Dhiman (1st), Kriti Chauhan
(2nd), Piyunika Gupta (3rd) and Ishmeet
years: Shivangi Jamwal (1st), Radhika
Verma (2nd), Akshita Mengi (3rd) and
Avantika Khajuria (4th).
years: Khushi Sharma (1st), Manvi Puri
(2nd), Jhanvi Khajuria (3rd) and Aditi
years (boys): Manraj Singh (1st), Advay
Gupta (2nd), Sujal Raina (3rd) and Kartik
years (B): Jeet Singh (1st), Veer Singh
(2nd), Danish (3rd) and Suvansh Gupta
years: Mohd Noor-ul-Islam (1st), Maulik
Jain (2nd), Maradhya Gupta (3rd) and
Sawan Mantoo (4th).
years: Vansh Abrol (1st), Mohd Haseeb
(2nd), Nishant Sharma (3rd) and Piyush
years (A): Harsh Dev Singh (1st),
Krishnanshu Bhagat (2nd), Mohd Abuzar
(3rd) and Rishab Bhatt (4th).
years (B): Aryan Verma (1st), Rakshit
(2nd), Abhey Chopra (3rd) and Raksham
years (C): Sidhant Bali (1st), Faizan
Khan (2nd), Revant Vir Singh (3rd) and
Madhur Gupta (4th).
years (D): Ashutosh Singh (1st), Arjun
Gandotra (2nd), Nakul Verma (3rd) and
Neerupam Zutshi (4th).
years (A): Rhythm Sharma (1st), Danish
Khatak (2nd), Amin Saxena (3rd) and
Sachit Sharma (4th).
years (B): Aryan Mahajan (1st), Ankit
Singh (2nd), Shivam Sharma (3rd) and
Chetan Singh (4th).
years (C): Shahrukh Jamwal (1st),
Marutvan Gupta (2nd), Avinash Gupta (3rd)
and Ansh Mahajan (4th).
years (A): Gourish Pratap Singh (1st),
Aditya Gupta (2nd), Wajid Hussain Shah
(3rd) and Ayush Bhatt (4th).
years (B): Aryan Jamwal (1st), Saksham
Sharma (2nd), Ansar Jain (3rd) and Bhavya
on top of ICC womens rankings
DUBAI, Feb 20: Former
India captain Mithali Raj held on to the
top spot in the batting chart but current
skipper and pace spearhead Jhulan Goswami
dropped a couple of rungs to fourth in
the bowling list of the International
Cricket Councils womens
rankings issued today.
Shelly Nitschke became the top-ranked
bowler and all-rounder after a series of
good performances in the just concluded
Rose Bowl series which Australia won 5-0.
took 11 wickets with her left-arm
spinners which has helped her leapfrog
team-mate Lisa Sthalekar, Holly Colvin of
England and Jhulan into the number one
ranking for batters, Australias
Alex Blackwell has jumped five places to
sixth position after finishing as the
leading run-getter of the series with 178
followed by English duo of Claire and
Sarah Taylor in the second and third
positions respectively. (PTI)
7th fastest on day three
JEREZ (Spain), Feb
20: Force India driver Adrian
Sutil was seventh fastest as weather
finally relented to allow the side more
than 300kms of testing at the Circuit de
over the VJM03 for the penultimate day of
testing and in hugely improved weather
conditions, the German completed 69 laps
of the Spanish track as he worked through
a programme of long and short runs,
weight distribution and race preparation.
best of 1:21.93 put him seventh on the
timesheet led by Mark Webber (1:19.299).
was our first proper shot at dry running
this test and it went pretty well,"
a satisfied Sutil later said.
the morning we did a few short runs and
some set-up work and then in the
afternoon moved on to longer runs and
getting more information on the new
the end of the day we wanted to do a
further run but unfortunately a red flag
came out so we didnt do as many
laps as we would have liked over the
whole day," he said. (PTI)