Monday, September 2, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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600 examined at heart camp
Parmindar Singh

Noida, September 1
More than 600 patients were registered by 12 noon at the NMC-Escorts free heart camp at Noida Medicare Centre here today. The patients included a two-and-a-half-month old kid and a 75-year-old patient. Long queues of patients could be seen at NMC. Ekta Kalra,8, and her brother Vikas,13, of Sector 15,who get palpitation from a little activity or tension were among the first to come to the camp.

Interventionist cardiologist Dr Sanjeev Bhardwaj said 40 to 50 per cent of the patients examined today were confirmed heart patients and the rest were new. Most of the new patients did not know that they had a heart condition. It was a good opportunity for Noidaites for a follow-up as also for those who learnt that they need to take care of their hearts.

Basic tests were done free while ECG, blood tests, TMT etc were conducted at highly subsided rates.Dr Bhardwaj said 75 per cent patients were male.

Dr Praveen Aggarwal, senior interventionist cardiologist, said the camp was useful in creating awareness in the community about heart problems.

“Indian are genetically more prone to heart problem. Those suffering from high blood pressure and others who are obese, diabetics and smokers are a high-risk segment who should get themselves regularly examined. Diet, less physical activity level, pollution and all other contributing factors are responsible for the high incidence of heart trouble in our society. The danger zone for male starts around 40 years while for women it is 60 years and above. Kids have congenital heart condition”, he said.

The free heart camp in Noida was jointly organised by Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi, and the NMC.


Moti Bagh earn full points in soccer
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, September 1
Government School, Moti Bagh beat Union Academy 2-0 in the All-India Nivia Football Tournament for Schools (Under-19) at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital.

Ashish opened the account in the 17th minute and Yougal consolidated the lead in the 50th minute. The match between St. Xavier’s School and Hamdard School fell through as the latter failed to turn up. The match was awarded to St. Xavier’s.

Bhawan Sawan Public School edged past G D Goenka School 1-0.

Deming netted the all-important goal three minutes into the start of the match. Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, also scored a lone-goal victory, against DAV, Panipat. Sapam scored the match-winner in the 32nd minute.

Hosts Nivia Football Academy beat Tagore International School 2-1. Anil put Nivia in the lead ten minutes into the match. George equalised for Tagore International in the 24th minute. Rahmat scored the match winner in the 55th minute of second half.

Monday’s fixtures (Under-14): DDA vs Motibagh (8.30 am); Bhawan Sawan vs CRPF (10 am). U-19: GBS Mahendergarh vs Tagore International (11.30 am)— Ambedkar Stadium.


Brothers get past Shahdara Heroes
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New Delhi, September 1
Brothers Club scored a facile 3-0 victory over Shahdara Heroes 3-0 in the Delhi State Hockey League for Clubs at the Shivaji Stadium in the Capital on Sunday.

In other matches, Young Fighters beat Richi XI 6-2, Rajput Club routed Khalsa Blues 9-0 and Independent Club trounced Tribal Heroes 7-1.

Amarjeet Singh scored the first two goals for Brothers Club off penalty corners while Jaspreet Singh added the third goal.

Young Fighters led by three goals to nil in the first half. Kalen opened the flood-gate of goals for Young Fighters, when he struck home the first give goals in a row, to record a brilliant hattrick. Jogeshwara accounted for the sixth goal of Young Fighters while Parveen Yadav and Rawat were the scorers for Richi XI.

Rajput Club led by 4-0 at half time against Khalsa Blues.

Virinder Singh struck a fine hattrick when he powered home the first three goals, and also the ninth goal. Ravinder scored the fourth goal, Vivek hit home the fifth and sixth goals and Rajesh Singh scored the seventh and eighth goals.

Independent Club, who led by three goals at half time, got their goals through Savin (three goals, no hattrick), Somveer, Amit (two) and Kuldip. Paul Lakra powered in the lone goal for Tribal Heroes.

The next matches of the Delhi Hockey League will be played on September 7 and 8 at the Shivaji Stadium.


JSTS rule supreme in swimming
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, September 1
Jugla Sangh Tairak Sangh (JSTS) captured the overall team title for the 15th year in running in the Delhi State Age Group Aquatic Championship, which concluded at the Talkatora swimming pool in the Capital on Sunday.

JSTS collected 871 points and created 18 meet records.

They have been dominating the Delhi State Swimming Championships from 1988. Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, finished second with a tally of 295 points. Their swimmers also created four meet records. Modern School, Barakhamba Road, finished third with 262 points in their kitty.

Varun Sethi of JSTS, who created three new meet records and lifted five gold medals, was adjudged the best swimmer in the boys section.

He won golds in 100m free style, 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke and 200m individual medley. Rishu Mehra of JSTS, who created four meet records and won five golds, was declared the best swimmer in the girls section.

She won golds in the 50m free style, 50m and 100m breaststroke, 50m butterfly and 200m individual medley.

The following swimmers were adjudged as the best swimmers in their respective group in the three-day meet:

Arun Sethi, Kartikeya Hooda (Modern School, Barakhamba Road), Somender Tokas (Baba Gang Nath Sports Club), Rohit Gupta (Mont Fort School, Ashok Vihar), Mohit Kumar (JSTS), Rishu Mehra (JSTS), Shruti Gupta (Delhi Public School, Mathura Road), Shloka Joshi (Modern, BR) and Anwesha Hore (JSTS).

The following swimmers emerged on top in diving: Ramit Datta (J.D. Tytler), Jasbir Singh (S K Vidyalaya, Rajouri Garden), Rahul Chauhan (United Swimming Club), Akash Panwar (Modern School, BR), Shilpy Gupta (Shakarpur Swimming Club), Sarita Sharma (Girls School), Tripti Nirman (Bal Bharti School, Pitampura), Kanika Sanduja (DPS, Vasant Kunj) and Akansha Verma (Shakarpur Swimming Club).

The team championships were won by JSTS (Boys-I, Boys-11, Boys-IV, Girls-I, Girls-III and Girls IV) and DPS, Mathura Road (Boys-III, Girls II).

Diving Championships: J D Tytler, SKV Rajouri Garden, Delhi Swimming Club, Modern School, SS Club, GGSS School, Sarswati Vihar), BBPS, Pitampura and S S Club.

Ramit Datta of J D Tytler was adjudged the best diver of the meet in the boys section while Tripti Nirman was adjudged the best among girls. Bhart Sachdeva and Shruti Gupta of JSTS and DPS respectively were declared as the best water polo players in the boys and girls section respectively.

On the final day on Sunday, seven meet records were established. The record breakers were Rishu Mehra in the 100m breaststroke, 50m free style and 50m butterfly for girls, Hitender Tokas of JSTS in 50m butterfly for boys, Somendr Tokas in 50m butterfly, Visarath Tomar in 50m butterfly and Meesha Rai Arora in 50m butterfly for girls.


Karthikeyan falters at the pit-stop, fails
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New Delhi, September 1
Narain Karthikeyan, hampered by a severe headache from Friday’s big crash, and a rare pit-stop error by his TATA RC Motorsport team, failed to make an impact in either of the two races in the fifth leg of the Nissan World Series on Saturday.

The Indian racing ace, almost barred from the races because of the head injuries suffered on Friday, finished ninth in the first race on Saturday and crashed out on lap 11 of the second race after an unusually long pit-stop ruined his chances of a podium finish.

Karthikeyan suffered a massive shunt on the infamous Estoril Corner during Friday morning’s free practice, crashing at 200km/h and with 20-G force and was unconscious for around three minutes. His helmet had hit the steering rod and he had to be helped out of the car. As a result, the organisers were not keen on him taking part in the qualifiers, but Karthikeyan, although suffering headaches, convinced them that he was fit to race.

Karthikeyan managed to qualify eighth for the first race and an excellent sixth for the second. However, with his head still not right on Saturday, he wasn’t able to perform during the races.

The second race was marred by a 24-second pit-stop, which dropped him from around fifth to last. “My head was hurting a lot, and may be that’s why, in the first race at least, I wasn’t able to do as well as I could”, said Karthikeyan, whose TATA RC Motorsport teammate Peter Sundberg was unable to compete at all because of even more serious injuries suffered in a bigger crash at the same corner.

“Also, normally we are the best team when it comes to pit-stops, around seven seconds. But I think there was a bolt stuck in the rear wheel, which delayed it. When I came out, I think I was last and then on the 11th lap, I crashed out while trying to fight another driver, and that was the end of my race. Overall, it was very disappointing”, Karthikeyan said.


Ramjas Senior beat Ramjas Day Boarding
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, September 1
Ramjas Senior Wing beat Ramjas Day Boarding by eight wickets in a league match of the first Ramjas Inter-School Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the Ramjas Sports Complex ground.

A fine all-round performance by Dishank Rastogi, who captured two wickets for 23 runs and then hit a smashing 61 runs, was the highlight of the match. Dishank was adjudged the man of the match. The award was presented to him by physical education teacher Naresh Kela.

Ramjas Day Boarding, electing to bat, were bundled out for 88 runs. Anubhav Singh made a brave attempt to stay put at the wicket, but he too fell after top-scoring with 20 runs. For Senior Wing, bowlers Aseem Aggarwal (3 for 19, Puneet Singh (3 for 17) and Dishank Rastogi (2 for 23), did the demolition act.

In reply, Senior Wing coasted to 91 for the loss of two wickets in 17.3 overs. Dishank Rastogi’s debonair batting performance was enough to take them to the victory target. His knock contained 12 fours. This was Ramjas Senior Wing’s second victory.

Scores: Ramjas Day Boarding: 88 all out in 22.3 overs (Anubhav Singh 20, Angad Walia 15, Puneet Singh 3 for 17, Aseem Aggarwal 3 for 19, Dishank Rastogi 2 for 23).

Ramjas Senior Wing: 91 for 2 in 17.2 overs (Dishank Rastogi 61 n o, Bhupesh 15 n o, Shekhar Suman 1 fo 16, Kartik Kumar 1 for 10).

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