Friday, April 19, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Civil Hospital work to be hit
Our Correspondent

SAS Nagar, April 18
The working of the local Civil Hospital is expected to be adversely affected with the shifting of staff members on deputation, back to their actual places of posting.

Five staff nurses out of 13, two pharmacists out of five and some class four employees are likely to be relieved in a day or two. There are also five doctors on deputation two medical specialists, two dentists and one orthopaedist. However, their shifting has been put off till May 5.


Salwan Boys enter final
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, April 18
Salwan Boys School, New Delhi, entered the final of the Parle Champions Trophy Cricket Tournament played here today. In the semifinals, they outclassed Boys Town School, Hyderabad, by seven wickets. Earlier, Boys Town won the toss and elected to bat first. Aman and Asim batted with 34 runs and 37 runs, respectively.

The score reached to 152 runs for all out in 42.3 overs. In reply, Salwan School scored 153 runs for the loss of three wickets in 38.5 overs. Gaurav Sharma made 36 runs, while Sushil Kumar scored unbeaten 39 runs. Kailash Rawat scored unbeaten 22 runs. Gaurav Chhabra was also declared the man of the match.

Later, the organiser, Mr P.N. Sankaran, told mediapersons that the second semifinal will be played tomorrow between DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, and Springfield Rizvi, Mumbai, at the PCA stadium, SAS Nagar. He said the final slated for April 20 would be a day and night match, which will start at 2.30 pm.

Mr I.S. Bindra, a former President of the BCCI and President of the Punjab Cricket Association, said Parle people were doing a good job of promoting cricket among schoolchildren. He liked the idea of promoters to award cash prizes of Rs 5,000, Rs 3,000 and Rs 1,000 to first three lucky persons who would come to watch the final match in the stadium.

Chess meet: The second ICSE School Chess Tournament (Chandigarh region) will be organised by Tender Heart School, Sector 33, on its premises on April 27. This was stated in a press note of the school.


Prof Gupta Honorary Director, Sports
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 18
Prof S.K. Gupta has been appointed Honorary Director of Sports of Panjab University, an official press note stated here today.

He has been given the charge during the leave period of Prof Nirmal Singh, who has gone abroad.

A specialist in sociology of sports, Professor Gupta has attended several national and international sports congresses in India and abroad. He has conducted research studies involving Asian and Olympic games players during games for a comparative analysis among players of developing and developed nations.

He is also associated with the Indian Hockey Federation as manager of the sub-junior hockey team that won the gold medal in Singapore in 2000 Asia Inaugural cup.


PUDA discusses planning issues
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 18
Vital issues pertaining to planning in various urban estates of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) were discussed at the meeting of the Planning and Design Committee held under the chairmanship of the Secretary, Housing and Urban Development, Mr Rakesh Singh, here today.

Mr D. P. Reddy, Chief Administrator of PUDA, Mr RP Jindal, Chief Town Planner, Punjab, and zonal heads of PUDA from Patiala, Ludhiana and Jalandhar also attended the meeting.

The Secretary, Housing and Urban Development, said efforts would be made to widen the roads as far as possible. He added that there was a need to standardised the nomenclature of various roads in SAS Nagar.

On the policy of permitting professional consultancy services in residential houses, the Chief Administrator was of the view that legal notices should be issued to the allottees using their houses for consultancy purposes without getting the required permission from PUDA.

Discussing the planning of Sector 68 of SAS Nagar, Mr Rakesh Singh said cooperative house building societies might be encouraged to come forward and participate in the housing activity in the state. Concerned about litigation causing hindrance in the development of various urban estates, he said the officers concerned to be pro-active about such court cases.

The committee was of the unanimous view that the existing policy for allotment of land to religious institutions should be reviewed on the pattern of the policy adopted by the Chandigarh Administration.



Food samples taken for test
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, April 18
The District Administration has intensified its ongoing move to ensure prevention of adulterated food and beverages in the district.

The Deputy Commissioner said the team have collected samples of milk, cold drinks and mustard oil by raiding on various confectionary and general merchant shops of Sector 10 and 20, respectively.

The milk sample was collected from Manchanda Departmental Store, mustard oil from Lovely Departmental Store and cold drinks from Sector 20 Anaj Mandi. The team also inspected the shops situated at Mansa Devi temple.


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