04022018-TTC-01.qxd 2/4/2018 1:15 AM Page 1 123 established in 1881 vol. 2 no. 34 | sunday, february 4, 2018 chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | jammu | srinagar | www.tribuneindia.com | 30 pages | ~5.00 | regd. no. chd/0006/2018-2020 /thetribunechd /thetribunechd India claim record fourth U-19 World Cup title with convincing win over Australia Chandigarh, February 3 It’s Shaw-time, folks — Prithvi Shaw has led the India juniors to the Under-19 World Cup crown. Delhi’s Manjot Kalra was the star of the final, scoring 101 off 102 balls, as India easily chased down Australia’s 216 at Mount Maunganui, New Zealand. Mohali’s Shubman Gill, who scored his first sub50 score of the tournament today, was named the Player of the Tournament. When Harvik Desai smashed the ball to the cover boundary under the floodlights on a pleasant summer evening, the young Indians sprinted to the middle, shouting with joy. Shaw, normally a witty young man, was short of words after joining Mohammad Kaif, Virat Kohli and Unmukt Chand on the list of Indian captains to have won this tournament. “To be sitting here with a World Cup medal is unbelievable,” said Shaw. Shaw may have said so, but in fact, beating Australia in the final was almost a foregone conclusion — India had thrashed the same team by 100 runs in their group game. They had then won their next three games by 10 wickets, 10 wickets and 131 runs. In the semifinals, India crushed Pakistan by 203 runs. Before the final, Australian captain Jason Jaskirat Sangha — the first Indian-origin captain of an Australian national team — did not wish to concede that Australia were the underdogs, but they clearly were. But if Shaw was grounded, it was in part due to the man in charge of the team, Rahul Dravid. Dravid kept the boys focussed. After India bowled Australia out for 216, he warned them CBI arrests GST Commissioner in bribery case It’s a memory they’ll cherish for a long time and hopefully, it’s not a memory that defines them, and they will have a lot more bigger and better memories as they go on ahead in their careers Members of the victorious Indian team pose with the under-19 World Cup trophy after their emphatic win over Australia at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, on Saturday. AFP against getting complacent; he told them how, in the 2016 U-16 World Cup final, a very casual Rishabh Pant “walked out of the crease and was stumped”. “He told us how he didn't want us to repeat those kinds of mistakes and play with the same seriousness that we have shown all tour- nament,” Kalra later said. They did, and Dravid was proud of his boys. There was a Punjabi flavour to the evening — in the Tauranga-Mount Maunganui, there are several farms run by migrants from Punjab; some Indian fans had travelled from Auckland to support the team. After the win, a few Punjabis asked Jason Sangha: “Do you want to take off your yellow shirt and put on the blue shirt? Because whatever happens, you’re a Punjabi!” Sangha kept his shirt on, of course. Bright future Many of the Indian boys Cameraderie New Delhi, February 3 The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Goods and Services Tax Commissioner, Kanpur, in an alleged bribery case. The CBI arrested Commissioner Sansar Chand, superintendents Ajay Srivastava, Aman Srivastava and Rajeev Singh Chandel and office staff Saurabh Pandey, all working in the GST and Central Excise Commissionerate, Kanpur. It was alleged that the commissioner was taking updates regarding receipt of illegal gratification from private parties in cash or costly items. The money was taken “for shielding firms from Central Excise Department action”. — TNS already play first-class cricket; several of them have been picked up by various IPL teams in the recent auction. But these teenagers need to grow up quickly — they will be chased by the media, sponsors and marketing guys. They’ll be showered with money. Amidst all this, they need to keep their focus — the way Unmukt Chand or even Rohit Sharma lost their way a bit is a stark cautionary tale. It’s just as well that the man who’s going to shepherd them to the next level is Rahul Dravid. Record run With the win, India have become the first nation to clinch the U-19 World Cup four times. They had earlier won the title in 2000, 2008 and 2012. Australia are second on the list with three titles. This is also the second time that India have defeated Australia in the final, after beating the boys from Down Under in 2012. Match report page 20 I am really proud of the boys, proud of the effort that they have put in and proud of the support staff as well. I think the effort we have put in over the last 14 months has been sensational. They really deserved this. Rahul Dravid, COACH ❞ Assault on two J&K Boy killed by family of boys: 3 held in M’garh ‘girlfriend’, Delhi tense Mahendragarh, February 3 Three youths were today arrested in connection with an attack on two students from Jammu and Kashmir in Haryana’s Mahendragarh town yesterday. On Twitter, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti urged her Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar to take strict action against the guilty. Residents of Rajouri, the two students of Central University were assaulted while returning to the campus after offering Friday prayers. “We identified the assailants on the basis of CCTV footage and managed to arrest them last night. Three accomplices have also been identified,” said Deputy Commissioner Garima Mittal. Denying any communal angle, she said the accused had engaged in a verbal spat with V-C in dock for ~30 lakh bribe Coimbatore, February 3 Bharathiar University ViceChancellor A Ganapathy was today arrested for allegedly accepting Rs 30 lakh as bribe from an aspirant for the post of assistant professor. Ganapathy allegedly demanded a huge sum for the post and finally agreed to take Rs 30 lakh from complainant Suresh, police said. Acting on the complaint, officials of the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) laid a trap and gave the man chemically treated notes, to be handed over to the Vice-Chancellor. Ganapathy was arrested at his residence after he accepted Rs 1 lakh in cash and Rs 29 lakh by cheque. — PTI ❝ CLASS OF 2018 Tribune News Service some labourers after their motorcycle scraped past them. “The students were standing nearby, which led to some confusion among the accused, who attacked them as well,” she said. “The government will bear all medical expenses of the victims. A PCR jeep has been deputed on the university campus,” Mittal said, adding that she had interacted with the victims — Aftab Ahmad and Amjad Ali — enrolled in the geography department. Sources said IGP (South Range) CS Rao and Mahendragarh SP Kamaldeep Goel got the students medically reexamined. “Aftab and Amjad were assaulted without any reason. The assailants fled and the police took the two to hospital but did not register a case,” said a friend. — TNS New Delhi, February 3 er allegedly confronted Ankit Ankit Saxena (23), a profes- and accused him of abducting sional photographer, was her. His parents reached the stabbed to death by the family spot when Shehzadi’s family members of “his girlfriend” in members “started thrashing west Delhi’s Khyala area. him”, DCP Kumar said. The whole area has now A senior police officer said turned into a miliAnkit had “denied” tary cantonment being in a relationwith police and ship with the ITBP deployment. woman. He and his DCP (West) Vijay parents insisted Kumar said the that they all go to three accused — the the nearby police girlfriend’s parents station and discuss and uncle — have the matter but “her Ankit Saxena been sent to judicial family members custody. The fourth accused, were unrelenting and slit his her minor brother, has been throat,” the DCP said. sent to a juvenile home. While the accused claimed Ankit was reportedly in a they killed Ankit in a fit of relationship with Shehzadi, rage, investigators suspect it 20, living in his neighbour- was a premeditated murder. hood for the past two-three A close associate said Ankit years, the police said. Her par- was also linked to the ents, uncle and a minor broth- Bajrang Dal. — TNS Modi mantras for students to beat exam stress Smita Sharma Tribune News Service An artiste takes a selfie with a cutout of Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar, a Haryana girl, during the 32nd Surajkund International Crafts Mela in Faridabad on Saturday. The festival, with Uttar Pradesh as this year’s theme, will go on till February 18, witnessing participation from at least 20 countries. PTI New Delhi, February 3 With crucial final and school board examinations just round the corner, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has penned a book, ‘Exam Warriors’, with a message to students, parents and teachers “to turn into exam warriors, and not worriers”. A compilation of the PM’s conversation on examination and academic stress in his monthly ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme, the 193-page book contains 25 ‘Modi Mantras’, illustrations, anecdotes and Sushma Swaraj and Prakash Javadekar launch the book ‘Exam Warriors’, authored by PM Narendra Modi. MUKESH AGGARWAL activity chapters. “Revise and be wise; Failure is not final; Compete with yourself; Practice yoga regularly; To cheat is to cheap” are a few of the mantras shared in the Today’s issue is of 30 pages, including eight-page Spectrum. book with students also being asked to take a pledge against cheating. Launching the book, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said nearly the entire country was connected to the examination and education ecosystem. “The whole atmosphere in the house changes during exams. So the book asks you to play, watch TV.” Quoting from Aamir Khan’s successful movie ‘3 Idiots’, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj elaborated upon the PM’s mantra to “Compete with yourself”. continued on page 7
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