ITANAGAR, Sept 30: Ace shuttler Laa Talar shines in junior boys’ singles event of a regional badminton tournament to bag a gold medal while the State’s squad teaming with Talar, Jokom Ribya, Akshay Raito and Kalung Taki won the team championship title, besides lifting Narang Cup as well as a yellow metal in the just concluded North East Zonal Inter State Badminton Championship in Tripura from Sept 23 to 26. The State team defeated Mizoram, while Talar beat R K Boruah of Assam. The junior boys’ team will now represent the State in the National Inter State Badminton Championship, said a release. The girls’ team comprising Pinky Karki, Geeta Karki, Laa Yajum and Taring Yania had to content with the runners-up title in the Junior Girls Shafi Qureshi Team Championship. Moreover, in the doubles event the pairs of Akshay Raito and Kalung Taki won a silver and Pinky and Geeta Karki bagged a bronze medal, the release added.