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Assam prevail over Bengal

Jorhat, Jan. 8: Hosts Assam registered a 17-13 victory against Bengal in their group D match of the 36th junior boys’ National Handball Championship at Jorhat District Sports Association ground today.

Rahul Dey scored four goals for Assam while teammates Manoj Gogoi and Dipak Tanti netted three each to fashion the facile victory for the home side.

Utpal Ghosh and Harmohan Sarania scored two each and Biswajit Kurmi, Babul Kathar and Rahid Ali netted one apiece.

Later in the day, Assam went down to Punjab 5-22. With today’s results, the home side have posted two victories and two defeats in the group league so far.

The day’s proceedings started with the Sports Authority of India drubbing Mumbai 39-8 and Bengal getting the better of Tripura 24-17.

Tripura went down to Kerala 14-29 and Chhattisgarh 7-18 today. The day was disappointing for another northeastern state Manipur who lost to Jharkhand 20-31 and Delhi 16-40, while Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan got walkovers against Nagaland who did not turn up.

Other results:

Chandigarh beat Bihar 23-14, Haryana bt Maharashtra 24-20, Gujarat bt Jammu and Kashmir 36-14, Punjab bt Kerala 29-14, Rajasthan bt Karnataka 20-17, Mumbai bt Andhra Pradesh 21-17, Delhi bt Himachal 37-13, National Handball Academy bt Odisha 40-9, Maharashtra bt Karnataka 38-19, National Handball Academy bt Jammu and Kashmir 31-11, Uttar Pradesh bt Bengal 28-19, Jharkhand bt Himachal Pradesh 26-12, Haryana bt Uttarakhand 18-4, Andhra bt Odisha 16-10, Gujarat bt Mumbai 30-8.

GTC Chess

The 9th edition of the GTC Chess Grand Prix will be held on the Gauhati Town Club premises on January 19.

The event, played in the format of a grand prix of 12 tournaments played over a year, is open to any player studying up to Class XII.

Already, eight monthly editions have been completed and the final will be held in March.

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