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State Body Building C’ship concludes
Maninder, Nitish claim Mr
J&K title in Senior, Junior
categories

Excelsior Sports Correspondent

JAMMU, Mar 24: Maninder Singh Multani and Nitish Kumar were declared as Mr J&K in Senior and Junior category of the 10th Junior and 11th Senior Master and Handicapped State Body ......more

3rd Rajiv Gandhi Memorial
Cricket Tourney from Mar 31

Excelsior Sports Correspondent

JAMMU, Mar 24: Young Star Cricket Club is organizing 3rd Rajiv Gandhi Memorial T20 Cricket Tournament and 2nd under 14 Simula Budding T20 Cricket Tournament from March 31 at MA Stadium.....more

Haryana Police Team A
claims Kabaddi C’ship title

Excelsior Sports Correspondent

KATHUA, Mar 24: Haryana Police Team A registered 48-31 points victory over its opponent Marheen Club in the finals and claimed the title trophy of the Kabaddi Championship organised by Police Department.....more

Three day long Sports
Meet concludes at
Banyan International

Excelsior Sports Correspondent

JAMMU, Mar 24: Three day long sports meet organised by Banyan International School to promote sports and inculcate spirit of sportsmanship amongst the students concluded here today. The sports meet was inaugurated by Dr Rekha Bhushan,....more

KC Hyundai Cricket Cup
Pavit’s 4 wickets haul
guides Ishar Club to
qualify for next round

Excelsior Sports Correspondent

JAMMU, Mar 24: Four wicket haul by Pavit Singh Ishar guided Ishar Cricket Club to register victory over its opponent BB Cricket Club and made it to next round .more

Euro-kids holds teachers
training programme

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Mar 24: Euro-kids, Trikuta Nagar, Jammu, organized Teachers Training programme. Speaking on the occasion the speakers said teachers are the most important ....more

Afridi roughs up fan at
airport, claims daughter
was pushed

KARACHI, Mar 24: It was not a very happy homecoming for Shahid Afridi after Pakistan's Asia Cup triumph as he got into a scuffle with a fan at the airport, claiming that ....more

National seminar on Tribal
Communities held

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Mar 24: Internal Quality Assurance Cell of Government College for Women, Gandhi Nagar organised a National Seminar on "Socio Cultural Prospects and Challenges of Tribal ....more


Pollard leads West Indies to 42-run triumph....

South Africa defy weather to build solid total.....

North Zone win JK Bose Cricket Tournament after 8 years.....

Kings XI Punjab launches new logo.......

State Body Building C’ship concludes
Maninder, Nitish claim Mr J&K title in Senior,
Junior categories

Excelsior Sports Correspondent

JAMMU, Mar 24: Maninder Singh Multani and Nitish Kumar were declared as Mr J&K in Senior and Junior category of the 10th Junior and 11th Senior Master and Handicapped State Body Building Championship organized by the All J&K Amateur Body Building Association at Police Auditorium Gulshan Grounds, which concluded here today.

On the concluding day today, Political Advisor to Chief Minister Davinder Singh Rana was the chief guest on the occasion, who distributed medals amongst the winners of the championship.

Speaking on the occasion, Davinder Singh Rana said that he felt very happy to see the youth with such healthy bodies, adding that when the Body is healthy the minds and souls are also healthy.

He assured full support to All J&K Amateur Body Building Association and upcoming Body Builders so that they can also compete at national and international levels and bring laurels to the country in general and J&K in particular.

In the championship, about 65 competitors participated and put up a spectacular muscle show before a jam-packed Auditorium.

Earlier, the Championship was inaugurated by Rajiv Charak, general secretary of the association. While speaking, Charak said that the first winners from each category will participate in National Body Building Championship going to be held at Pune from April 18 onwards.

Final result’s

Junior Category: In below 55Kg, Jamuna Parshad was declared winner whereas Latesh Kumar as runner up.

In below 60Kg, Sahil Kumar secured first position while the second and third positions were claimed by Happy and Dheeraj Khajuria respectively.

In below 65Kg, Nitish Kumar secured first position, Sumanyu Sharma claimed second rank while Jagroop Singh was adjudged third.

In below 70Kg, Ramesh Kumar bagged first position whereas in the 75Kg category, Anil Bhat emerged winner. In above 75Kg, Saadaf Mufti claimed top rank.

Senior Category:

In below 55Kg, Jamuna Parshad claimed first position whereas second and third positions were clinched by Nikhil Kumar and Praveen Kumar.

In below 60 Kg, Arun Parihar bagged first position, Rajan Singh claimed second position while Naveen Bharti secured third rank.

In below 65Kg, Nitish Kumar, Sumanyu Sharma and Preet Pal Singh bagged first, second and third positions respectively.

In below 70 Kg, Javed and Saqib emerged winner and runner up respectively.

In below 75Kg, Umar, Majid Zaman and Raman Kumar claimed first three rankings respectively.

In below 80Kg, Maninder Singh Multani and Sumit Kumar emerged winner and runner up respectively.

In below 85Kg, Ghazi Parvez and Sanjeev Kumar emerged first and second respectively whereas in above 90Kg, Amit Sharma and Arfat Ahmed claimed first two rankings.

Handicapped category:

Neeraj Gupta, Rajat Kumar and Sunil Kumar emerged winners.

3rd Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Cricket Tourney from Mar 31

Excelsior Sports Correspondent

JAMMU, Mar 24: Young Star Cricket Club is organizing 3rd Rajiv Gandhi Memorial T20 Cricket Tournament and 2nd under 14 Simula Budding T20 Cricket Tournament from March 31 at MA Stadium.

This was resolved in the meeting held under the chairmanship of Shashi Pal, Chairman, YSCC.

In the tournament, 18 teams are going to participate.

For any information, the cricket teams can contact on Mobile No 90189-03233.

Among others present were Vikram Singh, general secretary, Inder Baghal, treasurer, Gian Chand, Rajiv Gupta, press secretary and Chand Sharma, publicity secretary.

Haryana Police Team A claims Kabaddi C’ship title

Excelsior Sports Correspondent

KATHUA, Mar 24: Haryana Police Team A registered 48-31 points victory over its opponent Marheen Club in the finals and claimed the title trophy of the Kabaddi Championship organised by Police Department.

On the prize distribution ceremony, JL Sharma, SSP Kathua was the chief guest, who distributed trophies, medals, track suits and certificates among the winner and runner up teams in presence of ZN Manhas, Additional SP, Rohit Baksotra, DySP DAR, Kamaljeet Singh, SDPO Border, Pyare Lal, DySP IRB, Haryana, Rajeev Magotra, Tehsildar Territorial, Anu Magotra, Tehsildar, settlement. Officials of police department, citizens and sports lovers were also present.

In the first semis, Haryana Police Team A thrashed Haryana Police Team B by 20-12 points and made it to finals whereas in the second semifinal, Marheen Club outplayed Dogra Royal Club, Hiranagar by 48-31 points.

Earlier, the tournament was inaugurated by ZN Manhas, Additional SP, Kathua. In the tournament, 10 teams participated and exhibited their talent.

Three day long Sports Meet concludes
at Banyan International

Excelsior Sports Correspondent

JAMMU, Mar 24: Three day long sports meet organised by Banyan International School to promote sports and inculcate spirit of sportsmanship amongst the students concluded here today.

The sports meet was inaugurated by Dr Rekha Bhushan, Principal of the school, in presence of faculty members and students.

During the three day long sports meet, pre-primary students participated in the track events like banana race, getting ready for school race, tricycle race, etc.

Primary and senior students participated enthusiastically in events ranging from 100 m race, Long jump, Short put, Relay race and Inter House Basketball matches. Students displayed their talent, team spirit, physical and mental agility coupled with exemplary discipline.

On the valedictory function, the winners of various events of the sports meet were presented trophies, mementoes and certificates of participation by Dr Rekha Bhushan, Principal of the school. The House of the Year Cup was presented to Prerna House.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Rekha Bhushan, congratulated all the winners and participants and reiterated the importance of sports in character building. She also said that sports play a pivotal role for the overall development of the body viz mentally and physically.

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KC Hyundai Cricket Cup
Pavit’s 4 wickets haul guides Ishar Club to
qualify for next round

Excelsior Sports Correspondent

JAMMU, Mar 24: Four wicket haul by Pavit Singh Ishar guided Ishar Cricket Club to register victory over its opponent BB Cricket Club and made it to next round of the ongoing KC Hyundai Knockout Cup being played at Cricket ground of KC Public School here today.

Batting first, after winning the toss, Ishar Cricket Club set a target of 131 runs for all out in 19.4 overs before its opponent BB Cricket Club. Shubham was the highest scorer, who smashed some crispy shots in his 43 runs while Vimarsh Kaw also chipped in 32 runs.

For BB Cricket Club side, Farooq and Sahil scalped 2 wickets each.

In the second inning, BB Cricket Club failed to chase the target and bundled out at 73 runs for all out in 14.2 overs. Sahil made 25 runs while Vishu contributed 18 runs.

For Ishar Club side, Pavit Singh Ishar, was the chief wrecker, who scalped 4 wickets by conceding just 22 runs in his 4 overs spell.

Pavit Singh Ishar of Ishar Cricket Club, was declared as man of the match for his best performance.

Euro-kids holds teachers training programme

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Mar 24: Euro-kids, Trikuta Nagar, Jammu, organized Teachers Training programme.

Speaking on the occasion the speakers said teachers are the most important part of any play school and they need to be updated from time to time and for that Euro-Kids always plan such training programmes.

The training covered many topics like child discipline, EJ, ES, NUR, PG, Curriculum Assignment, Typical Day at school, equipments and skills etc to making learning easy and to understand the child and its needs.

Afridi roughs up fan at airport, claims
daughter was pushed

KARACHI, Mar 24: It was not a very happy homecoming for Shahid Afridi after Pakistan's Asia Cup triumph as he got into a scuffle with a fan at the airport, claiming that he reacted angrily only when his three-year-old daughter was pushed to the ground by eager admirers.

"I know what I did was wrong. I should have controlled myself. But I couldn't take it when my daughter was pushed to the ground," Afridi told 'Dawn News'.

Afridi, who was adjudged Man of the Match in the Asia Cup final against Bangladesh that Pakistan won by just two runs, insisted that he had lot of love and respect for his fans and always tried to be pleasant with them.

"But when my daughter who was waiting for me near my car got pushed by fans trying to get near me I lost my temper," he said.

Afridi's brother Mushtaq insisted that the man involved in the incident was not a fan. (PTI)

National seminar on Tribal Communities held

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Mar 24: Internal Quality Assurance Cell of Government College for Women, Gandhi Nagar organised a National Seminar on "Socio Cultural Prospects and Challenges of Tribal Communities of Northwest India".

The seminar was inaugurated by the Minister for Higher Education, Abdul Gani Malik, who was chief guest on the inaugural session, whereas Zaffer Choudhary was the key resource person.

Principal, GCW Gandhi Nagar, Prof Nalini Kohli presented the welcome address and highlighted the theme of the seminar.

While speaking, Abdul Gani Malik deliberated upon the role of Tribal Communities in social and economic development of the State as well as the Country. He laid stress on various aspects in bringing about vast change in the society.

Zaffer Choudhary in his speech threw light on various prospects and challenges faced by the tribal communities of India.

Abdul Gani Malik released souvenir of the seminar and also visited the examination centres of the College and examined the construction work going on in the college premises.

During the workshop, the first technical session was chaired by Prof Taj-ud-Din, Department of Political Science, University of Jammu and Zaffer Choudhary was Co-chairperson. In the second technical session Prof Abha Chouhan, Department of Sociology, University of Jammu, was the chairperson and Javed Rahi, National Secretary, Tribal Research and Cultural Foundation J&K.

On the valedictory function, Prof Mohinder Paul Singh Ishar, Vice Chancellor, University of Jammu, was the chief guest. He presented the certificates to the paper presenters.

Later on, Dr Geetanjali A Rana, Convenor, IQAC, presented vote of thanks.

Pollard leads West Indies to 42-run triumph

GROS ISLET (ST LUCIA), Mar 24: Kieron Pollard smashed a blistering century as West Indies defeated Australia by 42 runs in the fourth one-day international to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series.

The 24-year-old Pollard hit eight sixes and five fours in his 70-ball 102 as the West Indies made 294 for seven off 50 overs, their highest score at the picturesque Beausejour Stadium.

In reply, Australia, who were dismissed for 252, never recovered from losing five wickets in making 112 by the 21st over despite skipper Shane Watson (28), Peter Forrest (24), George Bailey (25) and Mike Hussey (26) all getting decent starts.

A sixth-wicket partnership of 67 between David Hussey and Matthew Wade kept Australia in the game.

But when Wade holed out with an ugly slog off Pollard's medium pace from the last ball of the 34th over, after making a solid 16 to provide David Hussey with valuable support, the game was virtually up for Australia.

Hussey was then clean-bowled by Kemar Roach for 57 off 54 balls, an innings which featured seven fours.

His dismissal in the 39th over, with the score on 196 for seven, came just two balls after Brett Lee had been hurt when a wild Roach full toss clattered into his left hand.

But Lee valiantly hit back by making a career-best 59, an exciting cameo which featured five fours and five sixes before he ran out of partners. (PTI)

South Africa defy weather to build solid total

WELLINGTON, Mar 24: South Africa made light of the grim weather as they cruised to 246-2 on the second day of the weather-affected third and final Test against New Zealand today.

Alviro Peterson, who struggled for runs in the first two Tests, found the Basin Reserve pitch in Wellington to his liking as he moved to 96 not out and closed in on his third Test century, while JP Duminy was on 76.

The pair had put on 140 for the third wicket when bad light stopped play for the second consecutive day with only 79 of a possible 180 overs bowled in the first two days. (PTI)

North Zone win JK Bose Cricket Tournament after 8 years

GUWAHATI, Mar 24: North Zone won the JK Bose Cricket Tournament for sports journalist after eight years pipping West on basis of better run rate, at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, here today.

Although North lost to West Zone by 29 runs in the final group league match, their run-rate of 1.344 was better than West's 0.766. North Zone was led by HT's Sharad Deep while Pioneer's Amit Chaudhary was their best performer.

In another match, East defeated South Zone to finish third.

Brief Scores: West Zone 158 for 8 in 20 overs (Ripple Christie 47, Abhijeet Kulkarni 37, R Bajpai 3/28, Amit Chaudhary 2/24) beat North Zone 129/8 in 20 overs (Rajeev Bajpai 26, Ashwin Fero 2/9, Sanjeev Samyal 2/13, D Pandey 2/23). (PTI)

Kings XI Punjab launches new logo

NEW DELHI, Mar 24: Kings XI Punjab today unveiled its new logo ahead of the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League, which commences on April 4 in Chennai.

The new Kings XI is all about winning, a determination reflecting in every aspect of the franchise's new logo. The shield signifies the strength of character and fortitude of the conqueror - the qualities entrenched in each player of KXIP, said a press release from the franchise.

The new logo reflects the qualities of the team and its fans - young, vibrant and ready to conquer the world.

"This new look logo is more vibrant, contemporary and user friendly. It embodies the essence of the ethos that Kings XI Punjab stands for," said Col Arvinder Singh, COO, Kings XI Punjab.

Like the lions in the logo, the team will fight a fierce battle and prove to be the Kings of the IPL jungle. The KJHPH band in the logo represents Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal, Punjab and Haryana and symbolises the effervescent and resilient spirit of the people of these regions.

Last but not the least, the Kings XI Punjab in the centre represents the XI players who will take the field by storm in true Punjabi style and emerge as winners with a positive and enterprising attitude. (PTI)

 

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