Friday, October 18, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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AIDS awareness rally held
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 17
An AIDS awareness rally-cum-procession was organised by NSS campers of Government College of education, Sector 20, here today.

Flagged off by the Principal, Ms Surinder kaur Tangri, the rally went through Sectors 19 and 20 and concluded at the college campus. Placards conveying messages on AIDS were carried by the processionists with the objective to create awareness regarding AIDS among the people.

In the afternoon session, Dr NM Sharma, Project Director, AIDS Control Society, delivered a talk on the subject. He disclosed that AIDS was not the problem of developed nations alone but was prevalent in developing countries as well.

Later, he discussed the causes and remedies for the control and prevention of AIDS. He motivated the campers to generate awareness and suggest strategies for the rehabilitation of those suffering from the disease.



City carrom boys enter third round
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, October 17
City boys entered the third round in the boys’ doubles carrom event of the 31st Junior National Carrom Championship played at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, here today. Junior India No.2 Mohamad Salim of New Delhi entered the third round of the boys singles’ defeating Kishan Soni of Chhattisgarh 25-1, 25-4.

Local pair Abhinandan and Sumit Aithani played their fine game and won from Punjab pair Sarabjit Singh and Kuljit Singh 25-0, 25-0 in third and fourth boards, respectively, and entered into third round of boys doubles.

Results: boys singles (2nd round) Roshan Kajrolkar Maharashtra b. Kalyan Banerjee (HP) 25-0, 25-10; Sanjay (Bihar) b Viresh Sharma (Haryana) 21-3, 24-10; M. Siddiqui (UP) b. Taranpreet (Chandigarh) 25-0, 25-9; Qafeel Ahmed (UP) b. Jitender Kumar Roy (Orissa) 25-4, 25-0; Dharani Kumar (Tamil Nadu) b. Atul Ramtek (MP) 25-9, 25-4; Subodh Sharan Singh (Bihar) b. M.L. Arun (Kerala) 25-1, 25-3; Ritupan Dutta (Assam) b. Pratap Singh (Karnataka) 22-12, 25-6; Mohamad Ashfaq (Vidarbha) b. V. Raghava (Andhra) 25-16, 25-12; Pankaj Pawar (Maharashtra) b. B. Sohtun (Meghalaya) 25-5, 19-8; Mehtab Alam (UP) b. Gurbinder Singh (Punjab) 25-0, 25-4; A. Ganeshan (Tamil Nadu) b. Abid Mehraj (J&K) 25-0, 25-0; Kumresh (Karnataka) b. Piyush Sood (Chandigarh) 25-0, 25-0; E. Ashok Kumar (Hyderabad) b. K. Bhimayya (Orissa) 17-25, 25-0, 20-9; Mohamad Qashif (UP) b. Dilip Kumar (Karnataka) 25-9, 17-11; Mohamad Owais (Maharashtra) b. Sumit Aithani (Chandigarh) 25-0, 25-0; Mohamad Shafiq Shaikh (Vidarbha) b L. Rakesh Singh (Manipur) 22-4, 23-19; L. Lenus Paulraj (Tamil Nadu) b. Amit Ahirwar (MP) 25-0, 25-0; Vijay Barve (Goa) b. Mangesh Khopkar (Gujarat) 25-10, 25-0; L. Surya Prakash (Hyderabad) b. Asrar (Chhattisgarh) 25-4, 25-1;

Afzal-ur-Rehman (Assam) b. Ravi Rohilla (Haryana) 21-4, 25-2; C. Ram Kumar (Karnataka) b. Rahim Shaikh (Maharashtra) at 24-8; 25-5; Mohamad Imran (Delhi) b. Mohamad Saleem (J &K) 25-0, 25-0; Mohan Chauhan (Vidarbha) b. E.S. Arun (Kerala) 24-8, 25-17; Kishore Kumar (Tamil Nadu) b. Kshitij (Hyderabad) 25-0, 25-0; Shailesh Rathod (Maharashtra) b. Deepak Solanki (Gujarat) 25-0, 25-0; Abhijjit Baruah (Assam) b. Arshad (Chhattisgarh) at 25-0, 25-0; D. Sudhakar (Andhra) b.Onkar Gautam (H.P.) 25-0, 25-12; V. Senthil Kumar (Tamil Nadu) b. Sumit Soni (Chhattisgarh) 25-0, 16-14; S. Ramesh (Hyderabad) b. Nadeem (J&K) 25-0, 25-0; R. Nongrum (Meghalaya) b. Sarad Chandra (Andhra) 25-1, 25-0; S. Bakkaiaraj (Tamil Nadu) b. Agnelo Almerda (Goa) 25-0, 25-0; Bijoy Rabha (Assam) b. Junaid (Chhattisgarh) 25-4, 25-0; A. Prashant (Kerala) b. Loaseem (J&K) at 25-0, 25-0; Nilesh Jambulkar (Vidarbha) b. Vikas Gaghar (MP) 25-6, 16-11.

Boy’s doubles (2nd round): Senthil Kumar and Dharani Kumar (Tamil Nadu) b Viresh and Rishi Pal Bhadana (Haryana) 25-0, 25-0; Chandan and Sujay (Bihar) b. Shyam Kumar and Peeyush Sharma (Kerala) 13-9, 25-0; Ritupan Dutta and Afzal-ur-Rehman (Assam) b. Nissar and Mohamad Saleem (J&K) 25-0, 25-0 (both in third boards); Farooq and Rahim (MP) b. R. Prashant and R. Parveen 25-0, 25-0; Qafeel Ahmed and Mohamad Qashif (UP) b. Manish Luharia and Mangesh (Gujarat) 25-10, 25-0; A. Ganeshan and Lenus Palraj (Tamil Nadu) b Deepakraj and Dhananjay (Orissa) 25-7, 25-7; Kishan Soni and Amit Soni (Chhattisgarh) b. Anand Kumar and Anant Sidhu (Jharkhand) 25-6, 25-9; L. Surya Prakash and E. Ashok Kumar (Hyderabad) b. Romeo Ranee and R. Nangrum (Meghalaya) 18-9, 25-4; S. Aditya and S. Ramesh (Hyderabad) b. Vicky and W. Laloo (Meghalaya) 25-1, 25-1; Sonu Chahande and Mohan Chavan (Vidarbha) b. Monanak Bhavsar and Nilesh Solanki (Gujarat) 25-0, 25-0; Raheem Shaikh and Dheeraj Ayer (Maharashtra) b. Jitender Kumar and Randhir (Jharkhand) 25-5, 20-0; Abhijit and Vijay Rabha (Assam) b. Atul Ramtek and Vikas Gauhar (MP) 25-8, 25-4; Pankaj Pawar and Mohamad Owais (Maharashtra) b. Andrew and Agnelo (Goa) 25-0, 25-0; S. Ashwin Kumar and Gopikrishna (Hyderabad) b. Rohit Rohilla (Haryana) 25-2, 25-7; Mzan Siddiqui and Aftab Alam (UP) b. Ram Kumar and Rajesh Kumar (Karnataka) 23-7, 20-14; Mubassir and Vikram (Bihar) b Manoj Solanki and Deepak Solanki (Gujarat) 25-0, 25-1; Kishore Kumar and Bakkaiaraj (Tamil Nadu) b. Mohamad Saim and Mohamad Wakeel (Delhi) 25-7, 22-6; Adil and Nadeem (UP) b. DVSP Reddy and MVS Chandra (Andhra) 25-6, 25-4; Mohamad Ashfaq and Shafiq (Vidarbha) b. Mithilesh and Subodh Kumar (Bihar) 25-4, 25-10.

Girls’ singles (2nd round): Amrita Pritam (Jharkhand) b. Gabloo Mehta (Haryana) 25-0, 25-0; Ch. Niharika (Andhra) b. Kumari Lovely (MP) 25-0 (in three boards), 25-0 (in five boards); V. Shrivastava (UP) b. Vaidehi Gharpure (Vidarbha) 25-4, 25-1; Th. Geeta Devi (Manipur) b. Pooja Pednekar (Goa) 25-0, 25-0; Himani Kamble (Chhattisgarh) b. Pooja Shrivastava (UP) 18-10, 25-0; M. Parimala Devi (Tamil Nadu) b. Devashri (MP) 25-0, 25-0; Sanhya (Bihar) b. Germanjeet (Punjab) 25-0, 25-0; H. Olibia Devi (Manipur) b. Poornima Joshi (Maharashtra) 25-7, 25-8; and Asmita Kanukale (Maharashtra) b. Vicky Rymbai (Meghalaya) 25-0, 25-3.


Chandigarh XI enter last four
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, October 17
Saurabh Arora, a Class XI student of the local Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, played a stellar role as skipper of the Chandigarh XI when it humbled Faridabad by 11 runs to enter the last four of the Haryana Inter District (Under17) cricket tournament for the Rajinder Goel Trophy played at Faridabad today. Chandigarh won the toss and opted to bat first. Ankush Sharma, Sarul Sharma and Saurabh Arora contributed valuable 51, 47 and 22, runs respectively, which took the final score of their team to 142 in 32 overs. Lakshay of Faridabad bagged three wickets for 30 runs.

Faridabad players could not withstand the bowling of Saurabh, Sandeep and Ankush and made only 131 runs in 34.4 overs. Amit was the highest scorer for Faridabad with 48 runs, followed by Pawan who scored 28 runs, while R Godara made 21 runs. For Chandigarh, Saurabh Arora claimed four wickets for just 22 runs, while Ankush Sharma and Sandeep Bhattacharya both took two wickets each for 19 and 18 runs, respectively. Now Chandigarh will play their next match on October 19 at Rohtak with Rohtak.

Football tourney: The Chandigarh State Women Football championship for the Deepak Kapania Memorial Trophy will begin here tomorrow on the Panjab University campus grounds, at 11.15 am. The championship is being sponsored by the Deepak Kapania Memorial Trust in the memory of late Deepak Kapania, himself an outstanding football player, who died in a road accident a few years ago. According to Mr Rakesh Bakshi, secretary of the Chandigarh Football Association, 30 probables will be selected from the championship for a coaching camp prior to the participation of the Chandigarh women’s team in the 10th Women National Football championship to be held in December.

Athletics meet: The Chandigarh State Athletics championship for sub-juniors, juniors and seniors will be held on October 22 and 23 at the Sports Complex, Sector 46, Chandigarh. The events will be held for boys below 14, 16, 18, 20 and 22 years and in men’s section and also for girls below 14, 16, 18, 20 and 22 years and in women’s section. Bonafide athletes of Chandigarh a eligible to take part in the meet. Entries close with Mr Iqbal Singh, organising secretary.

Football trials: The Chandigarh Football Association will hold preliminary selection trials for the boys born on or after January 1, 1988, on October 19 at 3.30 pm at the Football Stadium in Sector 17. According to Mr Rakesh Bakshi, secretary of the association, top five boys will be selected for the final trials to be conducted by the All India Football Federation. India will send its under-14 team for the AFC under-14 festival of Football-2002 to be held at Kathmandu from December 25 to 30.

Rowing meet: SGGS College, Sector 26, clinched the Panjab University Inter-College Rowing (Men) Championship by attaining 26 points. Panjab University Campus, and DAV College, Sector 10, secured second and third positions by securing 22 and 16 points, respectively. The top positions were secured by Parveen Kumar of PU campus in single scull; Jasnoor Singh and Karaj Singh of DAV College in double scull; and Parveen Kumar and Himat Singh of PU campus and Jatinderjeet Singh, Sukhpal Singh, Mangat Singh and Vipan Kamboj of SGGS College in coxless four.

Basketball tourney: Dev Samaj College for Women, Chandigarh, beat Khalsa College for Women, Sidhwan Khurd, 22-07 in the PU Inter-College Zonal Basketball Tournament (women) played here on Thursday. In other matches of the day, Government College for Girls, Sector 11, Chandigarh, beat GAM College, Abohar 43-18, while MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, Chandgarh, beat PEC, 92-0.



Slow-cycling contest held
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, October 17
Avon Cycles Limited today kicked off its campaign to introduce the concept of slow cycling among schools of Chandigarh, SAS Nagar and Panchkula.

The event was held at Sant Isher Singh Model Senior Secondary School, SAS Nagar, where enthusiastic schoolchildren vied for top honours by trying to balance their movements in slow cycling. It created a lot of fun.

Mr P.K. Mahajan, general manager, Marketing, who was also present said: Never a competition has the last man first, since there is no hurry to reach the finishing point. In this event, a child has to balance and slowly drive the bicycle towards the finishing line.

Mr Mahajan said such events would be held in nearly 100 schools located in Chandigarh, Panchkula and SAS Nagar till November 14 coinciding with the birthday of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Mr Mahajan futher disclosed that the winners and participants would get participation certificates and Avon caps.

The following are the results of today’s competition.

Avon Juniors: Harjinder Singh (ClassVII) 1; Pankajdeep Singh (ClassV) 2, Satwinder Singh (class VII) 3; Avon Seniors: Tarun Kapoor (Class VII) 1; Gursimran (Class VIII) 2; and Jagdeep (Class X) 3.



Firm gets 1-month hold on parking lot
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 17
The Municipal Corporation here today asked Magnetic Autocontrol, the Chennai-based subsidiary of Australian Magnetic Autocontrol, to operate one of the parking areas free of cost for at least one month so that it could judge the effectiveness of electronically managing parking lots.

This was communicated to the company after a technological demonstration before Mayor Lalit Joshi, Road Committee Chairman Pardeep Chhabra, Leader of the Congress in Municipal Corporation Subhash Chawla, Municipal Commissioner M. P. Singh, Additional Commissioner Ashok Vashishth and Chief Engineer V. K. Bharadwaj, amongst others.

The corporation did not seem to be impressed with the demonstration particularly due to the models shown not matching those of the corporation.

The company’s models suited those areas that had been created for parking purposes as well as involved very high security, like airports and nuclear power stations.

The representatives of the company are reported to be staying back for couple of days to survey parking areas of the city. The company has told the corporation that it would submit a report on the feasibility of using its technology in the city within a week. The company was represented by Abhay Kumar Jha and P. Ravishankar.

The expenditure on each parking lot is estimated to be between Rs 9 and 10 lakh if the system proposed by the company was to be implemented.

It was also revealed that in situations like those in Chandigarh, the system would not be able to reduce the number of employees required for managing parking.



MC nod to Divali stalls in markets
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 17
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh today allowed setting up of stalls in markets during the Divali festival. These stalls can now be set up by procuring pre-paid coupons from the corporation.

The decision has reversed previous years’ practice of the Enforcement Department staff, who charged ground rent for stalls. It is likely to reduce pressure on the corporation staff as well as curtail corruption.

The coupons for setting up stalls will be issued in the Municipal Corporation office and the NAC, Manimajra, between October 25 and October 31 barring October 27, a Sunday, on a first-come-first-serve basis.

No coupon will be issued after October 31, according to an official note.

Only those, who will have deposited the ground rent in advance, will be allowed to set up the stalls.

While those without coupons and having set up stalls will have to pay double the charge.

The corporation will set up eight stalls in the MC and the NAC offices for selling coupons.


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