Monday, August 21, 2000,
Chandigarh, India

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Nature cure centre inaugurated
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, Aug 20 — Chronic diseases will now be treated in the city itself and for once the treatment will be based in natural concepts. The very first nature cure centre of the city was inaugurated here today in Sector 9.

The dream project of Dr Lalita Prakash will feature various natural therapies, including acupressure, therapeutic yoga, therapeutic massage, foot therapy and diet therapy.

Dr Lalita informed that the centre would also have a destressing clinic, apart from specific therapy for newly-born babies and mothers. The focus will be on holistic treatment of patients on the emotional, physical and spiritual level. “We will concentrate on building the body’s defence mechanism,” said Dr Lalita.

The centre was inaugurated by a former PGI Director, Dr B.N.S. Walia, who laid immense stress on positive attitude, saying that optimism played a very significant role in treating a disease.



MCI members to inspect GMCH
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, Aug 20 — As many as 11 members of the Medical Council of India ( MCI) will be visiting various departments of Sector 32 Government Medical College and Hospital ( GMCH) in the next few days to inspect the infrastructure available, before giving a final approval to start the MD/MS courses from the next academic session.

Following the proposal of the hospital authorities to start postgraduate courses in as many as 11 subjects, the Inspection committee constituted under the chairmanship of Dr B.K Sharma had recommended that they be started and the same was later approved by the Syndicate. The courses are to be started in the subjects of orthopaedics, ophthalmology,paediatrics, pharmacology, obstetrics and gynaecology, community medicine, pathology, ENT, surgery and general medicine.

The Director-Principal of the College, Dr V.K Kak, when contacted said the team visited the Departments of Pathology and Surgery to inspect if staff, infrastructure and work load is sufficient to start these courses. The inspection of the Department of Anaesthesia is slated for tomorrow, the departments of Anatomy and Orthopaedics on Aug 24; Opthalmology on August 25, Paediatrics and Gynaecology on August 30 and Community Medicine on August 31.The inspections in the Departments of ENT and General Medicine are scheduled to be held in the first week of September. The reports of these members will be considered in the postgraduate committee meeting and the executive committee meetings of the MCI before they are submitted to the Union Ministry of Health. The ministry, will eventually give recognition for starting these courses.

Dr Kak said practical training would be imparted to the students in the 500-beded Sector 16 General Hospital, as the college has been attached to it since 1994. However,once the C block becomes functional in GMCH-32 then the training would be imparted here only, he added.


Isha, Siddharth corner glory
By Our Sports Reporter

CHANDIGARH, Aug 20 — The three-day swimming tournament organised by UT Sports Department concluded here this evening at Sector 23 swimming pool with Isha Kalia and Siddharth Sehdev winning the 100 metre freestyle in girls and boys sections respectively. Isha clocked timings of 1:19.20 while Siddharth of 1:13.65. More than 100 swimmers in various categories took part in this meet.

Results: 200 m individual medley: girls: (open category) — Kirandeep Kaur 1, Amita Heer 2, Heena Grewal 3; boys — Puneet Rana 1, Arvind Sehdev 2, Surinderpal Singh 3; 100 m breaststroke: boys — Pankaj Chauhan 1, Bhuwan Thapa 2, Mukul Sharma 3; 100 m freestyle: boys: Group II — Siddharth Sehdev 1, Gaganpreet S Boparai 2, Yadwinder Singh 3; girls — Isha Kalia 1, Shruti 2, Japneet Kaur 3; 100 m backstroke: girls (Open): — Kirandeep Kaur 1, Kriti Rana 2, Heena Grewal 3;

50 m freestyle: Vivek Yadav 1, Angad Singh 2, Harry 3; girls — Prakash Sharma 1, Mriga 2, Vandana 3; 100 m freestyle: boys (group II) — Abhimanyu Tiwari 1, Ankit Kalia 2, Vaibhav 3; girls — Pooja Chauhan 1, Saryu Bhardwaj 2, Ruhani Sood 3; boys: (open category) — Rajesh Dahiya 1, Vivek Kapoor 2, Surinder Pal Singh 3; girls (open): Gurpreet Kaur 1, Himanshi Chopra 2, Aastha Monga 3; 50 m backstroke: Gr III: girls — Taruni 1, Amol 2.

200 m indvl medley-boys: Vivek Yadav 1, Uday Grewal 2, Aaspreet S. Boparai 3; girls:Kalyani 1, Mriga 2. 100 m breaststroke—boys: Aman Sharma 1, Sumeet S. Heer 2, Yadwinder 3; girls: Sukhman Ghuman 1, Shruti Sharma 2, Japneet Kaur 3; 100 m butterfly: boys-Ankit Kaur 1, Pankaj Chauhan 2, Vaibhav 3; girls: Gurnoor Kang, Sumedha Sharma 2, Ruhani Sood 3; 100 m butterfly: boys (open) — Rajesh Dahiya 1, Harsimran Brar 2, Arvind Sehdev 3; girls: Himanshi Chopra 1, Amita Heer 2, Kriti Rana 3; 25 m backstroke: boys — Kunal Bhardwaj 1, Parminder Singh 2, Deepraman Singh 3; girls: Chitra Gadha 3; 200 m backstroke: girls — Kirandeep Kaur 1, Aastha Monga 2, Rashi Sharma 3.

50 m freestyle: boys — Karan Bhai 1, Kunal Bhardwaj 2; girls — Himanshi Bakshi 1, Harsimran Kaur 2, Chitra Gadha 3; 100 m breaststroke: boys — Puneet Rana 1, Kanwaldeep Singh 2, Avinash Mishra 3; girls — Gurpreet Kaur 1, Amita Heer 2, Kriti Rana 3; 50 m butterfly: boys — Vivek Yadav 1, Udey Grewal 2, Aaspreet Boparai 3. girls: Kalyani 1, Prakriti Sharma 2, Mriga 3; 200 m individual medley (boys) — Siddharth Sehdev 1, Aman Sharma 2, Gagandeep Singh 3 girls — Sukhman Ghuman 1, Isha Kalia 2; 100 m backstroke: boys — Abhimanyu Tiwari 1, Ankit Kalia 2, Vaibhav 3; girls — Pooja Chauhan 1, Sumedha Sharma 2, Amanpreet Boparai 3; 200 m backstroke: boys (open) — Harsimran S. Brar 1, Vivek Kapoor 2, J Nubel S Kang 3.

Carrom tournament: St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, were declared the overall champions in the ICSE inter school carrom tournament( Chandigarh region) played here last evening on the school’s premises. The players who represented the winner school were Deepak Bansal, Gurinder Singh and Deepak Bishnoi. The other schools which took part in the tournament included St Kabir School, Sector 26, Minerva Public School and St Xavier’s School.

Khalsa Cricket Club: Khalsa Cricket Club managed to get the better of Rawat XI by 88 runs in the Balbir Singh Memorial Cricket Tournament played here at Cricket stadium, Sector 16. Brief scores: Khalsa CC — 165 runs for six in 25 overs (Vaneet 75 Gurmeet 38); Rawat XI— 87 all out (Paramjit 29, Gautam 28, Satish 5 for 11, Rahul 2 for 10).

Open tennis tourney: The Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association will hold another monthly edition of the Chandigarh open tennis tournament at Tennis Stadium, Sector 10 from August 26 to 28, according to a press release of the CLTA.The events to be conducted in boys and girls section were under-10 , under-12, under-14 and under-16 years. Entries close on August 25 at the venue.

Anandjit enters last 8: Anandit Joshi entered the last eight of the snooker event of the YMCA open billiards and snooker tournament being played at YMCA Hall, Sector 11.

Anandit won the first two frames against Amit Swamy with bang at 54-35, 37-25 but Amit came from behind to outsmart Anandit in third and fourth frames at 40-24, 63-14. The fifth and final frame was a sea-saw battle as both the players resorted to safe and cautious play but Anandit proved to be luckier and beat Amit in the last black ball at 49-45.

Anandit Joshi also reached the semi finals of the Junior snooker event by outclassing Vishal in two straight frames at 63-23, 62-41. Amit Verma scored two wins in the opening round of the open snooker event. He defeated Shashi Karan at 51-60, 45-14, 50-38 and in another match he outplayed Vishal Gupta at 71-34, 71-47 to book a berth in last 16 of this event.


Kabaddi championship: The District Kabaddi Association, Panchkula, will hold senior kabaddi championship at Government Senior Secondary School, Barwala (near Panchkula) on September 2 and 3, according to Mr O.P. Godara, president of the association. Schools, colleges, and institutions of Panchkula district will be allowed to take part in meet which will have cash prizes ranging from Rs 1100 to Rs 11000. Entries should be submitted at the venue by September 2.Back


‘‘Dead’’ landlady appears in court
By Our Legal Correspondent

CHANDIGARH, Aug 20 — Mr Justice Swatantar Kumar of the Punjab and Haryana High Court issued show cause notice for contempt for September 4 to an advocate couple Baldev Singh Bhullar and Mrs Shiv Charan Kaur for misrepresenting before the court that their NRI landlady, Mrs Surjit Kaur, had died.

Mrs Shiv Charan Kaur had taken on rent a two-kanal house in Sector 20 from the landlady, but eviction orders were passed against the tenant for non payment of rent. The orders were upheld right upto the Supreme Court, but the couple did not vacate the house on the pretext that since the landlady had died, her power of attorney could not be acted upon. Thus they refused to hand over the possession to the attorney of Mrs Surjit Kaur. This was vehemently denied by the attorney and her son who flew to India to assert that his mother was alive. However, the tenants kept saying that the landlady was dead. Ultimately the High Court passed the order to produce the landlady, if she was alive.

The lady came to India from Nairobi with her son. Her statement was recorded by Mr Justice Swatantar Kumar that she was alive and that she had executed power of attorney so as to look after her litigation. She also showed her passport to the Judge.

The Judge while issuing show cause notice to Mrs Shiv Charan Kaur and her husband for misleading the court observed why you should not be proceeded against for committing contempt of court and punished and why they be not directed to pay the expenses incurred by Mrs Surjit Kaur for coming to India from Nairobi as a result of false statement made in court?Back

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