Celtics call Satnam Singh Bhamra for training session
National Basketball Association (NBA) side Boston Celtics has called India's Satnam Singh Bhamra from Punjab worked for a training session.Standing tall at 7 feet 2 inches and weighing 132 kgs, Satnam impressed all Boston representatives present at his workout with his huge frame on Thursday, according to a release.
Danny Ainge, president of basketball operations for the Celtics, had this to say about Singh: "He's a little raw, but he shoots the ball really well, which is surprising. He's not just tall, he's also thick. He's a big, strong kid.
"We hadn't seen him, and whether it's this year or down the road, you never know when you're going to have to evaluate him," said Ainge."He's humongous. He's really, really big. He's a very nice kid and has an interesting story."
Stnam, who is hoping to become the first Indian-born player to play in the NBA, said he has come a long way since he first landed at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., in 2010.
"I know if I go to the NBA, it will be a lot better in India for basketball," he said.Just a few months ago, Sim Bhullar became the first player of Indian origin to play in NBA. Now Satnam hopes to follow in those very large footsteps.
"My heart, my mind says I'm ready for this," said Satnam.Satnam averaged 9.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game last season on a post graduate team at IMG Academy in Florida.
Even though Mohali district rose by two spots from last year's ranking in the PSEB Class 10 exams, its pass percentage dropped from 99.91% to 99%. Last year, Mohali was placed 17th among the 23 districts. This year, it improved its standing to 15th, with Gurdaspur district bagging the top spot. As many as 9,401 students from 109 Mohali schools appeared in the exams and 9,307 passed.
A 32-year-old doctor allegedly ended his life by injecting himself with a paralytic drug used in anaesthesia at his rented accommodation in Phase 2 on Monday night. The doctor, who hailed from Rupnagar, was living alone in the rented house for the last three months and worked at a private hospital in Sector 34, Chandigarh. The autopsy will be conducted at the Phase-6 civil hospital on Wednesday.
A local court on Tuesday extended the judicial custody of Kalyani Singh, an accused in the murder of national-level shooter and lawyer Sukhmanpreet Singh, alias Sippy Sidhu. Lodged in Model Jail, Sector 51, since June 21, Kalyani, 36, was produced in court via video conferencing. On Monday, she had applied for bail before a local court. Her plea will be taken up for hearing on July 8.
The UT administration's decision to appoint 33 medical officers (MOs) on deputation from Punjab, Delhi and Himachal Pradesh, and none from Haryana has not gone down well with the Haryana government. Highlighting its displeasure through a letter, the Haryana government has urged the UT administration to maintain the 60:40 ratio between Punjab and Haryana while filling up the vacant posts of MOs and dental surgeons. Till then, Haryana had not sent any panel of doctors.
In a major decision, the Panjab University senate on Tuesday approved the proposed fee hike in its teaching departments, regional centres and affiliated colleges for the 2022-23 session. A 5% increase in fee will be implemented for students of the ongoing batches. The fee hike, however, was met with opposition by some senators. The fee hikes over the past years have never gone down well with students.