Thursday, June 20, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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DMCH-union deadlock unbroken
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 19
The stalemate between the management and the emplyoees union of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital continues, with both parties not trusting each other.

The hospital management said here today that normalcy had returned to the hospital, but the union leaders were forcing the other employees to join the stir in a bid to disrupt this normalcy.

Dr S.C. Ahuja, Principal of the DMCH, at a press conference here today, said the union leaders had resorted to illegal demonstration by crowding the OPD. He said they had forced loyal and willing workers to join the stir. Dr Ahuja said: “They have been restrained by an order of the Civil Judge Senior Division of Ludhiana from holding demonstrations within 100 m of the hospital.”

Dr Sandeep Puri, Medical Superintendent, said the union members had been told many times that their salaries, rights and facilities were protected, but they were not ready to listen to the management.

Dr Rajoo S. Chinna, Medical Superintendent (P), said the union leaders were not willing to even negotiate. “We have failed to understand what they want,” he said.

Meanwhile, the union leaders said they had lost faith in the hospital management. Mr Chander Mohan Kalia, president of the union, said: “One representative of the management says that Hero DMC Heart Institute is a part of the DMCH, while another says that both are separate. Whom should we trust?” The union leaders said they would continue the stir as long as their demands were not met.


LDCA XI win thriller by one wicket
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, June 19
In an absorbing thriller, LDCA XI (A) scored a last ball win over fancied Sargodha National Public School in the Sixth Chaman Lal Cricket Cup Tournament for Boys U-15 being organised by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association at the Arya College for Boys ground here today.

LDCA XI won the toss and asked Sargodha National Public School to bat first. Sargodha boys, undefeated so far in this tournament found it difficult to score on a wet wicket. They, however, managed a face saving total of 147 runs due to some hard-hitting by Dushyant Kohli who played a hurricane innings of 60 runs which came of just 65 deliveries. His innings consisted of four sixes and as many hits to the boundary. Other notable scorers were Pankaj and Yogesh who contributed 15 and 21 runs, respectively.

Defending a low score, Sargodha National Public School bowlers particularly Gurmeet Singh and Yogesh did excedingly well by making LDCA XI’s batsmen struggle for each run. Middle order batsmen, Parveen Saroye (44) and Mukul Kohli (25) gave brilliant performance to help LDCA XI to reach near the target.

LDCA XI (147 for 9) required a single to win off the last ball and Jashanpreet Singh dispatched the last delivery to the fence to enable his team to wrap up the cliff-hanger by one wicket. With this, Sargodha National Public School tasted their first defeat from four matches.

Brief scores: Sargodha National Public School — 147 all out in 24.3 overs (Dushyant Kohli 60, Pankaj 15, Yogesh 21, Gaurav Dawar 1 for 16, Mohit 2 for 20 and Nakul 2 for 29).

LDCA XI (A) — 151 for 9 in 25 overs (Gaurav Dawar 17, Parveen Saroye 44, Mukul Gupta 25, Lalit Malhotra 14, Gurmeet Singh 3 for 34, Yogesh 2 for 41 and Sushyant Kohli 1 for 31).

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