Tuesday, August 27, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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N Rly derail Zakir Hussain in DSA League
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, August 26
Northern Railway scored a 4-0 fluent victory over Zakir Hussain College in Round Robin league match of Senior Division in the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA) Annual Institutional Football League Championship held at Dr Ambedkar Stadium here today.

Northern Railway has collected 7 points from 4 matches while Zakir Hussain College has only one point from four matches. At half-time, Northern Railway led 1-0 through inside-left Vijay Singh who scored in 13th minute.

On changing ends, Railways’ substitute player Lalit Singh scored the 2nd goal in 43rd minute while a brace by outside left Bhupender Sharma in the 50th and 62nd minute completed the tally to 4-0.

In ‘A’ Division league match of group ‘A’, Custom & Excise defeated Urban Development Ministry (UDM) by a solitary goal to earn three full points.

The all important goal was scored by inside right Saibal Roy in the 21st minute.

Customs and Excise have six points from four matches while UDM have six points from three matches.

In group-B league match of ‘A’ Division, Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) played goalless draw to share equal points.

DDA have 1 point from four matches while BSNL have four points from four matches.

In another match of Senior Division, Oriental Bank of Commerce has defeated Central Sectt by one goal. The all-important goal was scored by Dharmender Khorola in 38th minute.

Tomorrow’s fixtures: Bank of India V/s AIIMS 7.45 am, IGPCL v/s Delhi Admn - 2.30 pm and FCI (NZ) Vs Northern Rly — 4 pm.



NSCI Rajiv Gandhi Marathon Run on Sept 1
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, August 26
The ninth edition of the NSCI Rajiv Gandhi Marathon Run for school children from the slum and resettlement colonies of Delhi will be held on September 1, 2002.

The races will be flagged off from the Ferozeshah Kotla ground and will terminate at the National Sports Club of India (NSCI) gates on Mathura Road.

NSCI president Subhash Chopra said in the Capital on Monday that over 15,000 schoolchildren were expected to participate in the Rajiv Gandhi Marathon Run, which has carved out for a special niche for itself in the athletic calendar of Delhi.

He said like in the previous years, the marathon event would carry a total cash prize of Rs 80,000.

The Rajiv Marathon is the brainchild of Mr Subhash Chopra, as he was keen to provide an avenue to the children from the underprivileged section of society to exhibit their sporting talent. Mr Chopra said the marathon run has been receiving overwhelming response over the years, and this year too, the event has evoked tremendous interest among schoolchildren and school authorities. Mr Chopra said the races will be held in the 10 to 14 and 6 to 10 years age groups, both in the boys and girls section.

Organising secretary of the Rajiv Marathon Gopi Khandelwal said that the best 400 runners will be given cash scholarships. He said the best five finishers in each age group will be given a cash incentive of Rs 1,000 each. Cash incentives will also be given to other best finishers.

Mr Khandelwal said the first 25 finishers in each age group will be given a monthly scholarship of Rs 100 each till they complete their higher secondary education.



Gaurav Sharma hits century in Salwan victory
Ours Sport Reporter

New Delhi, August 26
Fine 102 runs by Gaurav Sharma and good supported 62 runs by Delhi Under-16 player Sikhar Diwan and deadly bowling 4 for 20 by right arm leg spinner Pradeep Maan and three for 10 by left arm spinner Arun Chaudhry, helped Salwan Boy’s School beat St. Mark School, Meera Bagh by 170 runs in the league match of the Ramjas Inter-school Cricket Tournament at Ramjas sports complex. Gaurav declared the Man of the Match.

In other match, Bal Bharti Public School, Pitam Pura, defeated Navyoug Public School by 10 wickets. Rajat Mathur was declared Man of the Match. He scored an unbeaten 43 runs in just 19 balls.

Score: Salwan Boy’s School: 268 for 6 in 35 overs. Gaurav Sharma 102 (10x4), Sikhar Dhawan 62, Gaurav Chabra, Kunal Narang 2 for 48, Sumit Salwal 3 for 45.

Nav Youg Public School: 67 all out in 19 overs. Yatharth Kumar 19, Varun Anand 6 for 14, Arun Taneja 3 for 25.

Bal Bharti Public School, Pitam Pura: 68 for no loss in 5.2 overs, Rajat Mathur not out 43 (8x4).

Ganga School win

Ganga International School, Hiran Kudna, beat Saviour Convent School, Paschim Vihar, 25-24 in the Zonal Basketball Tournament at the SC School court, Paschim Vihar. With this victory, Ganga entered the final. Vikram was the top-scorer of Ganga School with 19 points.

In the girls section, Ganga School beat Government Girls School, Mundka Village 22-8. Ekta top-scored with 15 points for Ganga. She scored a handsome 15 points.

Prerna contributed seven points. With this points, Ganga School made an easy victory



FCI beat FCI (HQ) in Delhi State Hockey
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, August 26
FCI (NZ) beat FCI (H Q) by 5-1 goals in the final match of Delhi State Hockey league, played at Shivaji Staidum. The half-time score was 3-1 goals.

Harish scored the fist field goal in the 8th minute. Manjinder Singh scored the 2nd goal in 10th minute through penalty corner. Gajinder scored the 3rd and 5th goals in the 24th and 50 minutes of the play. Navbir Singh scored the 4th field goal in 40th minute for FCI (HQ). Prabhakar Singh scored the lone goal in the 17th minute.

In other matches, Delhi Independence Club beat Punjab Olympian Club by 9-0 goals. The half-time score was 5-0 goals. Jasbir Singh scored the first and 8th goals in 10 and 39th minute. Kuldeep scored the 2nd and 3rd goals in 12th and 15th minute. Amit Kumar scored the 4th, 5th, 6th (hatrick) and 7th goals in 16th, 25th, 27th and 35th minute of the play. Amit Kumar also scored the 9th goals in the 40th minute. The next matches of Delhi State Hockey League for Clubs will be played on Saturday and Sunday August 31, and September 1, 2002 at Shivaji Stadium.



Randhawa spearheads DDA’s athletic scheme
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, August 26
Former Olympian hurdler and Arjuna Awardee Gurbachan Singh Randhawa has been made the adviser of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) Athletic Promotion Scheme for spotting and nurturing young talent. Randhawa is being assisted by coaches, S. S. Rai and Harkamaljeet Singh, in DDA’s bid to promote athletics in a meaningful manner, by utilising its excellent sports infrastructure spread across the Capital.

The DDA had taken a policy decision two years back to popularise athletics and improve the standard of athletics among the younger age group in Delhi. A scheme was launched in January 2001 to conduct selection trials for shortlisting boys and girls for the athletic scheme.

The trials were held quarterly and initially ten children were selected. They were given coaching first at the Thyagraj Nagar Sport s Complex, and are presently being trained at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Now only six girls and two boys remain with DDA.

All the selected athletes are being given a monthly scholarship of Rs 1,000 each. The DDA has also provided a full athletic kit to the athletes. With an annual budget of Rs 10 lakh, the DDA is also able to take care of the travel, boarding and lodging expenses of the boys and the coaches.

The trainees have already been given sufficient competition exposure, as they have competed in the Delhi State Athletic Championship (Girls), the North Zone Athletic Championship held at Dehradun (girls), the Inter-Zone Athletic Championship held at Kanpur, the Junior National Championship in Chennai and the Delhi State Athletic Championship early this month.

The results have been quite encouraging as DDA athletes have over the past few months, accumulated nine gold, three silver and two bronze medals. Two girl trainees have also been declared as the best athletes in the Under-16 and Under-18 categories.



Ishneet Singh star in Renasonic victory
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, August 26
Devastating knock 89 not out by Ishneet Singh and a fine all-round display 2 for 35 and 30 runs by Sandeep Gulati, helped Renasonic defeated Morepen by 8 wickets in the tree matches series, organised by Turf Sports Management at Moden School ground. Ishneet Singh declared Man of the Match.

Put into bat, Modern School scored 160 all out in 24.2 overs. Amit narula scored 43 with the help of five stunning boundaries, Sanjay Kurastia 30, Subhash jain 20. For Renasonic, captain and leg spinner Sandeep Singh 2 for 35, Anju Tiwari 2 for 22, were the most successful bowlers.

In reply, Renasonic achieved the target 164 for 2 in just 21.1 overs. Ishneet Singh slammed 89 not out with the help of 11 boundaries (9 fours and 2 sixes). Sandeep Gulati made 30 runs. They added 85 ruuns for the first wicket in just 11.2 overs. For Morepen Ajay Chaudhury 2 for 19, the only wicket taker bowler.

Score: Morepen (Revoz): 160 all out in 24.2 overs. Amit Narula 43, Sanjay Kurasia 20, Anju Tiwari 2 for 22, Sandeep Gulati 2 for 35.

Renasonic: 164 for 2 in 21.2 overs. Ishneet Singh 89 not out, Sandeep Gulati 30, Yogesh Kumar not out 23, Ajay Chaudhary 2 for 19.



MRF-MAI Karting Championship calendar
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, August 26
The Motorsports Association of India, the FIA-appointed ASN for motorsports in India, has released the complete calendar of the MRF-MAI Formulae Mondiale Championship, in the country. For the first time in the history of Indian motorsport, the country will be playing host for a CIK-FIA recognised karting championship.

It will also be the first time that the Formule Mondiale Kart is used in any championship in the world.

The MRF-MAI Formule Mondiale Championship, which will kick off in Chennai on September 20, will see eight events being run in three categories—the Asian Zone National Karting Championship (AZNKC), the Indian National Karting Championship (INKC) and the Indian Karting Cup (IKC)..

The AZNKC will be organised in Chennai, Mumbai and Bangalore and will have the best drivers from the Asian Zone, comprising 13 countries, competing to lift the 2002 MRF-MAI Asian Zone National Karting Championship title.

The INKC and IKC will be open only for Indians and the driver with the maximum points at the end of all the rounds of the INKC will go on to represent India at the 2003 Asian Zone Karting Championship.

Following is the MRF-MAI Formule Mondiale calendar: September 20-22 at Danny’s Karting, Chennai; September 27-29 at Pole Position, Coimbatore; October 25-27 at Awesome Speedway, Baroda; November 1-3 The Acres, Mumbai; November 15-17 first Track Karting, Pune; November 22-24 Hot Drive Karting at Kolhapur, December 13-15 Goa-a-Karting, Goa and December 20-22 Palace Grounds, Bangalore.



Dhyanchand Cup

New Delhi
Delhi State Softball Championship for Dhyanchand Cup will be held from Aug 30 to Sept 1, 2002 for boys and 2nd Sept to Sept 4 for girls at Shivaji Colege, JDM College. Championship is open to clubs, schools and colleges.



Major reshuffle of ACPs
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 26
The Delhi Police, in a major reshuffle at the level of Assistant Commissioner of Police, has transferred 42 ACPs, some on promotion, with effect from today.

At the ACP level, B S Gujjar has been transferred to Security, S S Manan from Security to Lajpat Nagar, R S Kataria from PG/NE to 4th Battalion, DAP, Sanjay Bhatia from Hauz Khas to Shahdara, O P Yadav from Greater Kailash to Hauz Khas, Sanjay Tyagi from Lajpat Nagar to Crime Against Women, North-West district, Brahm Singh from Tilak Nagar to 4th Battalion, DAP, Rajesh Kumar from Rashtrapati Bhawan to Tilak Nagar, Shyam Singh from Seelampur to Sadar Bazar and Ranbir Singh from Sadar Bazar to Seelampur.

Meanwhile, A K Singla has been shifted from Shadara to Traffic, Swatentra Kumar from Traffic to Special Branch, J S Ahluwalia from Crime Branch to 3rd Battalion, DAP, Hanuman Singh from Crime Branch to PG/North-East, Chander Mohan from DIU/North East to 8th Battalion DAP, Tamchon from Traffic to Operations, West district, Asif Mohammad from Patel Nagar to Crime Against Women, East district, J B Malik from Security to 2nd Battalion, DAP, Gauri Shankar from PCR to 5th Battalion, DAP, Sudhir Lakra from PCR to 8th Battalion, DAP, Rohtash Singh from DIU Central, Ranjit Singh from Crime Branch to CRO and S M Bhaskar from Connaught Place to Crime Branch.

The ACPs, who have been promoted, are: L S Brar to Operations, North district, Baljeet Singh to Confidential Branch, Hawa Singh to PG Cell/North district, Shakti Singh to 8th Battalion, DAP, Tulsi Ram Mudgil to Patel Nagar, Tejpal Singh to PG/Central district, Vinod Sehgal to DIU/South district, Surender Kumar to PCR, Ram Singh Chauhan to Special Branch, S S Sandhu to PCR, Mohan Lal to New Delhi district, Sumer Singh to Operations, North-West district, Ramesh Singh to Crime Against Women, North-East district, D S Solanki to Security, Niranjan Singh to Connaught Place, Dharamvir Gupta to Crime Against Women, Central district, Vijay Manchanda to Vigilance, Vikram Nayyar to P&L.



CRS inspects Shahdara-Tis Hazari Metro project
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 26
Mr G.P.Garg, Commissioner for Railway Safety (CRS), Northern Circle, made a detailed preliminary Inspection of the entire Shahdara to Tis Hazari section of the Delhi Metro Project.

Mr C.B.K.Rao, Director (Projects & Planning), Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and other technical officers from Electrical, Signalling, Telecommunication and Civil Engineering outlined the various features of the system on this section to the CRS during the full-day inspection. The maintenance depot and training facilities were also seen by the CRS. The DMRC hopes to commission the 8.3km Shahdara-Tis Hazari section for commercial operations by December this year and work is currently going on at full pace to achieve this target.


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