Monday, October 14, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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127 fever cases reported 
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 13
As many as 127 cases of fever were reported in the civil hospital Mani Majra and 159 samples were collected for blood platelet examination from both new and old patients.

Besides this the health department continued with field operations in the high risk areas in Mani Majra. Sunday being a holiday special teams were deployed in the motor market to treat the mosquito breeding grounds like old tyres, open drums.

The Director, Health Services, Dr C.P. Bansal, today visited the civil hospital, Mani Majra and inquired about the condition of the patients admitted there. Dr Bansal conducted a round of the motor market and other areas of the Indira Colony. The staff has been asked to continue with disease surveillance work in the area, a press note of the DHS said tonight. 



DAV, Manav Mangal bag TT titles
Our Sports Reporter

Kanvi Nagpal, Barbi Nagpal, Megna Kakaria and Nadia Saini of DAV Public School, Sector 8, Chandigarh, who won the girls under-16 CBSE Cluster XI Table Tennis Tournament
(From left) Kanvi Nagpal, Barbi Nagpal, Megna Kakaria and Nadia Saini of DAV Public School, Sector 8, Chandigarh, who won the girls under-16 CBSE Cluster XI Table Tennis Tournament played in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Chandigarh, October 13
DAV Public School, Sector 8, Chandigarh, and Manav Mangal School in Chandigarh and Panchkula bagged the limelight in the different age groups in the CBSE Cluster XI TT Tournament, played in Sector 8, here today. DAV eves emerged winners in below-16, while Manav Mangal, Panchkula, won the boys’ under-16 title and Manav Mangal, Chandigarh, grabbed the under-14 boys’ title. Ajit Karam Singh International Public School, Sector 41, was adjudged winners in under-19 girls, while Shishu Niketan School, Sector 22, bagged the below-19 boys’ title.

Today’s results- all finals: below-14: boys: Manav Mangal, Panchkula, b DAVPS-8 (3-1). Harpreet lost to Rajan 9-11,7-11,11-6,8-11; Prateek Gupta b Manik 12-10,11-6, 12-10; Aditya Agni b Puneet Kumar 11-4,11-9,13-11; Prateek Gupta b Rajan 11-5,11-2,16-14). below-19: girls: AKSPIS-41 b Sacred Heart-26 by 3-0 (Taranpreet Kaur b Nupur 12-14,11-7,11-5,11-9; below-16: girls: DAVPS-8 b Pinegrove, Solan 3-0 (Kanvi b Surmeet 11-6,11-6,11-8; Nadia Saini b Navita 11-2,11-4,11-1; Kanvi and Nadia b Surmeet and Navita 11-2,11-2, 11-3). Boys: Manav Mangal, Chandigarh, b AKSPIS-41 by 3-0 (Nitish Rana b Gurpreet Singh 11-8, 8-11, 11-7, 10-12, 11-4; Vaibhav b Amanpreet 11-7, 11-4, 11-8; Amit Kumar b Himanshu 11-4, 10-12, 11-4, 11-3).

Below-19: girls — AKSPIS-41 b Sacred Heart-26 (3-0) Taranpreet Kaur b Nupur 12-14,11-7, 11-5, 11-9; Ramanpreet b Priya 11-13, 4-11, 13-11, 11-2; Ramanpreet and Taranpreet b Nupur and Guramnit 11-5, 13-11, 11-8). Boys: Shishu Niketan -22 b DAVSSS-8 (3-1) Anmol lost to Manikant 9-11,4-11,7-11; Varun Kassal b Ramit Singla 11-6, 11-7, 11-5; Sumit Kinger b Dushyant 7-11, 11-5, 9-11, 16-14, 11-4; Varun Kassal b Manikant 11-7, 11-5, 11-9).

Kho-kho meet

SGGS College, Sector 26, clinched the Panjab University Inter-College Kho-Kho for Men Championship played here on Sunday. DAV College, Sector 10, secured second place, SD College, Hoshiarpur, got third place and GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sudhar, achieved fourth place.

Carrom meet

The Chandigarh Carrom Association has announced its 14-member boys and girls’ teams to represent UT in the 31st Junior National and Inter-state Carrom Championship, which will begin on Monday, at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45.

According to Mr Mahesh Sekhri, its secretary, the team is, Paramdeep Singh, Devinderjit Gill, Dhruva Chakarvarthy, Taranpreet Pahwa, Rahul Nanda, Piyush Sood, Abhinandan and Sumit Aithani. Girls: Shikha Nanda, Pallavi Piplani, Nidhi, Sugana, Swati and Narinder.

Football team

Anil Saini of the Central Excise and Customs Department will lead the Chandigarh Senior Football team in the forthcoming 58th Senior National Football championship for the Santosh Trophy to be held at Imphal from October 17. The other members of the team are: Sunil, Sanjeev Maria, Mukesh, Narinder, Munish, Ajay Kumar, Ajay Pal, Mauj Nath, Jasmeet Singh, Jagmohan Singh, Ashutosh Gupta, Sachin, Gurminder Singh, Gurjinder Singh, Lakhbir Singh, Lakhwinder Singh, Rajeev Rattan, Jatinder Singh and Deepak Seth.

Mr Dinesh Sharma, a senior SAI coach, and Mr P.S. Preet will accompany the team. The team will play its first tie on October 18.

Ball badminton meet

DAV College will face Government College , Sector 46, while SGGS College for Men, Sector 26, to vie with St Joseph’s Coaching Centre-44 in the semi finals of the Chandigarh State Senior Ball Badminton Championship to be played here on Monday. In the women’s section, GGS College for Women, Sector 26, and MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, have also reached the last four. 



Explanation sought from absent officials
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, October 13
The Finance Minister, Mr Sampat Singh, today sought explanation from two officials of the administration, reportedly for failing to attend the monthly meeting of the District Grievance Committee here today.

The two officers — lead officer of Punjab National Bank and Assistant Registrar of Cooperative Societies — were reportedly absent from the meeting that was held at the Mini Secretariat this morning. As many as 19 complaints were taken up at the meeting, of which 16 were solved on the spot. The complaints dealt with encroachments on HUDA land, drinking water problem in certain schools, etc.

He also announced that vacant posts in dispensaries and primary health centres as well as in schools in the district would be filled soon. The Deputy Commissioner, Ms Jyoti Arora, also announced that a model high school, on the lines of government model schools in Chandigarh, would begin functioning soon. The school building, in Sector 12-A, is ready and would be opened from the next academic session, she said.

Later, talking to mediapersons, Mr Sampat Singh criticised Mr Bhajan Lal, State President of the Congress, for his statements on purchase of paddy. Accusing him of giving statements contrary to the facts, he said Mr Bhajan Lal was simply trying to gain political mileage and mislead public. He added that the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, had visited most of the 220 paddy purchase centres in the state to oversee procurement process.

He said senior functionaries of the Food and Civil Supplies Department, heads of procuring agencies, administrative secretaries and senior officials had also been touring the mandis to ensure smooth and uninterrupted procurement operations.


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