Shuttlers Badminton Club under the aegis of Chandigarh Badminton Association will be hosting the four-day Masters All India Badminton Tournament from Thursday at Sector 38 Sports Complex
Shuttlers Badminton Club under the aegis of Chandigarh Badminton Association will be hosting the four-day Masters All India Badminton Tournament from Thursday at Sector 38 Sports Complex.
Players in the age groups 35+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+ and 70+ from all over India will participate in the tournament. “The response has been overwhelming, with more than 1,000 entries and 500 players including ex-Olympians and international players set to take part,” said Surinder Mahajan, secretary of the Chandigarh Badminton Association.
“This tournament is one of the biggest in the masters category and to motivate all participants, cash prizes to the tune of 38 lakhs along with trophies and gifts for all have been organized, ”added Naithani, secretary of Chandigarh Shuttlers Badminton Club, which has been formed by sports enthusiasts and international badminton players of the city.
Hockey trials tomorrow
Hockey Chandigarh (HC) will hold trials on April 15 (Friday) at 2pm to select a team which will compete in the upcoming 12th Hockey India Sub Junior Men National Championship to be held in Goa from May 4 to 15. The trials will be held at the Hockey Stadium in Sector 42.
According to HC general secretary Anil Vohra, players born on and after January 1, 2006, and registered with HC can participate in the trials.
Four killed in two road mishaps in Chamba, Kangra
Four people were killed and four injured in two separate road accidents in Chamba and Kangra districts of Himachal Pradesh in the wee hours of Wednesday. Two members of a family were killed and two seriously injured when their car skidded and fell into a gorge at Tunnuhatti in Dalhousie sub division of Chamba district early on Wednesday. The accident took place 23 km from Dalhousie town on the Chamba-Pathankot highway.
12 lady cops to patrol 25 educational institutes in Mohali
Mohali senior superintendent of police Vivek Sheel Soni on Wednesday flagged off 10 motorcycles and six scooters at District Administrative Complex in Sector 76 which will be used by police for patrolling. Speaking on the occasion, Soni said that 12 lady police personnel will use the scooters to patrol 25 important schools, colleges, and educational institutions, so that they can prevent incidents of eve-teasing and provide a safe environment to students.
Mild intensity quake jolts Dharamshala in Himachal
A mild intensity quake was recorded in Dharamshala town of Kangra district early on Wednesday. The quake, measuring 2.8 on the Richter scale, struck at 4.58am. The epicentre was 19km deep near Chamunda Devi temple, 10km south-southeast of Dharamshala town. No loss of life or damage to property was reported. A 2.6-magnitude tremor had jolted Mandi district on March 23, followed by another measuring 3 on the Richter scale in Kangra on March 24.
From parlor to animal husbandry, government loans enabling Haryana women become self-sufficient
Having lost Devi’s husband Pawan Kumar in 2018, 45-year-old mother of two daughters, Shimla Devi, was left with no other option but to start working as a labourer in her native Tandwal village. To improve her living conditions, Devi later started making mats at the village with the help of a 320,000 loan from a self-help group under Haryana State Rural Livelihoods Mission, Aarti Samuh.
PU to award 1,100 PhD degrees at annual convocation on May 6
Around 1,100 PhD scholars will be awarded doctorate degrees at Panjab University’s (PU) 69th annual convocation on May 6. This includes all PhD degrees notified since the last convocation in 2019, when 493 degrees were awarded. The university had skipped the annual convocation in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid-19 restrictions in force in Chandigarh. At the 68th annual convocation, held on April 28, 2019, a total of 1,020 students had received their degrees.