Saturday, February 9, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Women come forward in drive to ferret out STD cases
Our Correspondent

Rohtak, February 8
As many as 3,771 persons were found afflicted with various sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) during the first phase of health awareness drive that concluded yesterday in the district. The drive was launched by the Health Department under the family health awareness campaign.

Surprisingly, nearly 95 per cent of the persons afflicted with STDs were women. According to an official report, of a total of 3,771 affected persons, 3,484 were women and 287 were men.

A spokesman for the district administration said consultancy and drugs were provided free of cost. He said the people were also made aware of different STDs, especially AIDS at these camps. The second phase of the campaign would be held from February 8 to February 15 under which health camps would be organised at Sampla, Hassangarh, Girawar, Chiri, Lakhan Majra, Samar Gopalpur, Bahu Akbarpur, Kiloi, Bhalaut, Pakasma, Sanghi and Ghilaur Kalan villages.



Gurpreet stars in Guru Gobind Singh College’s win
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, February 8
Gurpreet Singh scored three goals (no hattrick), as Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Chandigarh trounced Maharaja Mansingh Mahavidyalaya, Gwalior 5-1 in a Pool D match of the ninth Nehru-ONGC Champion Colleges Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium in the Capital on Friday. In a Pool B match, American College, Madurai beat St Xavier’s College, Ranchi 4-3.

In a closely contested match, the Madurai College took a 4-1 lead before Ranchi pulled closer to make it 3-4. Velayutham, Radhakrishnan (two) and Satheesh were the scorers for Madurai while Sanjay Tirkey, Roshan Dungdung and Sunil Tirkey scored the goals for Ranchi.

Gurpreet Singh, who opened the account for Sri Guru Gobind Singh College in the 14th minute, struck the second and fifth goals, after Prabhjot Singh and Harwant Kumar had scored the third and fourth goals. Nimit Lal got the consolation goal for Gwalior.

Saturday’s fistures: TUK Arts College, Thanjavur (Tamilnadu) vs Maharaja Mansingh Mahavidyalaya, Gwalior (2 pm); American College, Madurai vs Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College, Delhi (3. 30 pm)—Shivaji Stadium.

CRY Cadence Cricket

Business Standard beat Net4India by 102 runs in the second CRY Cadence Corporate Cricket Challenge played at the Modern School ground. Business Standard scored 159 runs in 25 overs while Net4India crashed to 57 runs in 16.4 overs. Gajendra of Business Standard was declared the man of the match. In another match, Hughes Software Systems defeated British Telecom by 226 runs. Hughes Software Systems scored 271 for seven in 25 overs.



Randhir Singh on Olympic panel
Our Sports Reporter

Randhir Singh
Randhir Singh

New Delhi, February 8
Indian Olympic Association (IOA) secretary-general, Raja Randhir Singh, who is also a member of the International Olympic Commission (IOC), has been appointed as a member of the “Olympic Study Commission” by IOC president, Dr Jacques Rogge.

The Olympic Study Commission is a very high profile commission to study the “ways to cut the size and cost of the Olympic Games”.

Raja Randhir Singh, who is also the secretary-general of the Olympic Council of Asia, was made a member of the IOC last year, to step into the shoes of his later father, Raja Bhalendra Singh, who had been an IOC member for over four decades.

Randhir Singh’s appointment to the Olympic Commission is a great honour for the country, considering the fact that very few Indian sports officials manage to occupy key positions in international sports bodies.



Harish stars for Adidas in Teri Cup

New Delhi, February 8
A stroke-filled knock of 54 (eight fours) by Harish Doraiswamy enabled Adidas beat ICICI Bank by seven wickets in the ninth Teri Cup Cricket Tournament organised by TERI at the Central Secretariat ground. Harish was adjudged the man of the match.

129 in 24.3 overs (Ruchir Kapoor 28, 3x4, 1x6; Rohit Kirola 23 n o, 4x4; Vipin Bhasin 4/31, Mukesh Sharma 2/18, Rakesh Mohan 2/21). Adidas: 130/3 in 19.2 overs (Harish Doraiswamy 54, 8x4; Mukesh Sharma 39 n o). In another match, B L Kashyap beat NIIT by six runs. Kanav Anand of B L Kashyap, who gave a great all-round performance, was adjudged the man of the match.

Scores: B L Kashyap: 143 in 24.4 overs (Kanav Anand 62, 4x4, 1x6; Puneet Kashyap 24; Gagan Adalka 5/28, Jagdish 2/28).

NIIT: 137/8 in 25 overs (Ashish Sachdev 33, 4x4; Jeeshu Ganguly 24, 1x4; Kanav Anand 2/21; Rajinder Krishali 2/32).

Tarun Chowdhary hits 73 for Salwan

A fine knock of 73 runs by Tarun Chowdhary and deadly bowling of 3/24 by Nitin Kumar helped Salwan Boys beat Young Friends Cricket Club by seven wickets in the quarter-final of the Chowdhary Nahar Singh, Vir Singh Saini (Under-15) Cricket Tournament at the Ashok Vihar ground. Scores: Young Friends: 141 for 9 (Karan Rai 51, Neeraj 27, Nitin Kumar 3/24, Tauseef Ahmed 2/15). Salwan Boys: 142 for 3 (Tarun Chowdhary 73 n o, Yogesh Nagar 32, Rajat Jain 25, Sayeed Owaz 3/20).

Cavalry take on Sahgal Stud in polo final

The 61 Cavalry ‘B’ beat Jindal Steel and Power by five and a half goal to five and Sahgal Stud beat Taragarh by five goals to four to set up a title clash in the SMS Gold Vase (eight goal) Polo Tournament at the Army Equestrian Centre Polo Ground in the Capital on Friday. Maj Atul Gupta scored a hattrick in underdogs Cavalry’s victory. OC



Sonnet Club lift cricket title
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, February 8
A fine knock of 63, studded with five fours off 99 balls by Rushil Bhaskar, and deadly bowling by left-arm spinner Darshan Kajaria (3/23), enabled Sonnet Club beat Frank Anthony Public School by 12 runs to lift the Roshanara-Pepsi Cup (Under-13) Junior Cricket Tournament at the Roshanara cricket ground.

Aditya Saini of Frank Anthony School was adjudged the man of the series, while Sobhit Kaushik and Manan Sharma, both of Sonnet Club, were adjudged the best batsman and best bowler respectively.

Scores: Sonnet: 184/6 in 40 overs (Rushil Bhaskar 63, Yogesh Nagar 30, Shobit Kaushik 30, Pankaj Sethi 33 n o, Mayank Babbar 2/31).

Frank Anthony School: 172 in 39.2 overs (Vivek Verma 48, Aditya Saini 41, Mayank Babbar 24, Darshan Kajania 3/23, Nipun Malhotra 3/37).



MCF union opposes renewal of Sulabh contract
Tribune News Service

Faridabad February 8
Hectic lobbying has begun as the deadline for the renewal of contract to Sulabh International for cleanliness work in the town approaches on March 31. The Municipal Corporation, Faridabad (MCF), had allotted the cleanliness work of the eastern region, mainly urban sectors, to Sulabh International, a voluntary organisation, in July 2001 on contract against a monthly payment of Rs 25 lakh. But the decision of the MCF was vehemently opposed by the employees union, including the Nagarpalika Karamchari Sangh, which had alleged that the decision was part of the privatisation plan which had earlier led to the retrenchment of 1,000 employees.

The employees have been encouraged in their resolve to oppose the alleged privatisation plan in the light of the recent High Court order staying the removal of some employees and directing the MCF to pay arrears of the Fifth Wage Board to all employees. Some corporators who are ‘unhappy’ with the work of Sulabh, are also exerting pressure on the authorities not to renew its contract after March 31.

Meanwhile, leaders of the employees have promised to provide better service when they are reinstated in the job. Resident welfare associations in some sectors of the city have started employing their own safai karamcharis to look after the cleanliness work.


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