Inter-collegiate Championship in Fencing, Boxing, Handball and other disciplines, organised by Directorate of Sports and Physical Education, University of Jammu, got underway at Jammu.
In the ongoing championship, various Boxing bouts of different categories were organised. In 46-48 kg category, Naresh Kumar of GDC Samba defeated Vinod of GDC Kunjwani and Mohd Aarif from GDC Jindrah trounced Rehitpal from Rajouri, whereas in 48-51 kg, Aman Sharma of PG Department beat Vishal Sharma of GDC Kathua and Ankit Sharma of GDC Bhargava got better of Deepak Kumar of GDC Samba and in 51-54 kg, Aryan Sharma of GDC Udhampur trounced Raman Singh of GDC Samba & Harish Kumar of GDC Hiranagar beat Mohd Izman of GDC Poonch, besides in 54-57 kg, Sahil Salotra of GDC Kathua defeated Nitin Singh of GDC Rajouri & Ankush of GDC Udhampur beat Kunal Sharma of MIET, Jammu.
In 57-60 kg, Harish Sharma of GDC Akhnoor defeated Aman Sharma of MIET Jammu, and Dheeraj Partap of GDC Samba trounced Aman Bhau of GDC Marh. Sandeep Singh Chib, Hardesh Singh, Anshuman Khajuria, Goutam Sharma, Gagan Kumar, Harinderpal Singh, and Inder Singh.
In Handball, the final matches will be played between PG Department and GDC Udhampur in the men’s section, while PG Department will also lock horns with GCW Udhampur in the women’s section tomorrow. In quarterfinal matches (men), GDC Udhampur beat GDC Kunjwani by 19-7, while GDC Poonch got better of MIET Jammu by 12-02 and PG Department defeated GDC Akhnoor by 8-7, whereas in semi-finals matches (men), GDC Udhampur trounced GDC Poonch by 15-10 and PG Department got better of GDC RS Pura by 15-01. In semi-finals matches (Women), GCW Udhampur beat GDC Udhampur by 9-5, and PG Departments defeated GCW Parade by 12-0.
The matches were officiated by the technical panel of experts, including Sudesh Kumar, Vinay Sharma, Karun Magotra, Vipen Photra, Gourav Sharma and Priya Devi. In the Fencing sabre team (women), the GDC Reasi team comprising Palak Bharti, Riya Manhas, Simran Rajput & Anshika Bandral won the gold medal. In contrast, PG Department Jammu University’s team, namely Jaspreet Kour, Diksha Sharma, Balwinder Kaur & Saheen Akhter, clinched silver and GDC Kakryal team comprising of Roshani Devi, Meena Sharma & Janvi Sharma bagged bronze besides, GCW Parade team namely Mokshika Rana, Pihu Raagini, Akshita Sharma & Pragi Sharma also secured the bronze medal.
In the men section (foil), GDC Reasi, namely Gourav Thakur, Parshant Chib, Parvinder Sharma and Surya Dev Singh, clinched the gold medal. In contrast, the GDC Kunjwani team comprising Sawan Mangotra, Ritish Kotwal, Taranjeet Singh & Ajay Sambyal won silver and the GDC Samba team comprising of Sourav Choudhary, Satwinder Singh, Vivek Sahotra & Akshit Sharma clinched the bronze medal, besides the GDC Paloura team, namely Sahil Kumar, Ajay Sharma, Harsh Anand and Randeep Singh clinched the bronze medal.
Former Minister, Pahari Tribe ST Forum delegation call on Lt Governor
Several delegations including former Minister; members of Pahari Tribe ST Forum and Youth leader from Bhaderwah today called on Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha at Raj Bhawan.
Sh. Abdul Ghani Kohli, former Minister met the Lt Governor and projected various welfare issues of Gujjar and Bakerwal communities pertaining to proper arrangements for Gujjar & Bakwerwal population in view of the winter season; tribal funds; Insurance for sheep; spreading awareness among Gujjar and Bakerwal communities regarding welfare policies & schemes, besides other concerns of the general public.
Meanwhile, a three-member delegation of the Pahari Tribe ST Forum led by Adv. Ahsan Mirza and accompanied by Adv. Gurdev Singh Thakur and Sh. Sajjad Mirza submitted a memorandum of demands to the Lt Governor pertaining to ST status for Pahari people, functioning of Pahari Advisory Board and other concerning issues of Pahari youth.
Later, Advocate Mohammad Majid Malik, a youth leader from Bhaderwah also called on the Lt Governor and apprised him about various issues of Bhaderwah including the declaration of Jammu University campus into a full-fledged University; construction of Chattargalla tunnel; the opening of Bhaderwah-Chamba and Bhaderwah-Bani road; Mini Secretariat and several youth-related issues.
While interacting with the delegations, the Lt Governor observed that J&K Government has adopted citizen-centric policies and is steadfastly working on all fronts for the development and welfare of people belonging to every community.
We are committed to making every section of society an equal stakeholder in the development process of the UT, the Lt Governor said.
The Lt Governor assured the members of the delegations that the genuine issues put forth by them would be given due consideration. He impressed upon them to keep projecting the issues of public welfare and development of the region.
Jammu: Husband arrested for killing wife
A man was arrested for killing his 23-year-old wife and trying to mislead the investigators by projecting the murder as suicide in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Saturday.
Nishu Devi, a resident of Pasyal Dharalta village of Batote, was found hanging at her house on January 23 and inquest proceedings were initiated to ascertain the actual cause of the death, a police spokesperson said.
He said the postmortem of the deceased was conducted at district hospital Ramban and the body handed over to legal heirs for last rites.
During the course of inquiry, parents of the deceased alleged that their daughter was murdered by her husband and his family as they had been torturing and harassing her, the spokesperson said.
Pawan Kumar, husband of the deceased, was detained and questioned. He confessed to killing his wife by strangulating her and later hung her body to pass it as a case of suicide to mislead the police, he said.
The officials said the accused was arrested and booked for murder besides attempting to bribe a public servant to escape punishment.
47 Police officers promoted
Jammu and Kashmir Police Headquarters issued promotion orders of 47 officers vide different orders of PHQ.
A statement of J&K Police issued here said that as recommended by the Departmental Promotion Committee and after thorough scrutiny of the service records, promotion in respect of 16 SIs of Armed wing and eight ASIs of Executive Police has been ordered.
Besides, 23 officers have been given in-situ promotion. The statement said that the DGP congratulated the promoted officers and their family members and expressed hope that the promotion would serve as an inspiration for the officers to perform their duties with enhanced dedication and zeal.
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