Tuesday, March 18, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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Water-borne infections on the rise 
Tribune News Service

Faridabad March 17
The district has witnessed a marked increase in cases of jaundice and water borne infections in the past few months.
As per reports received from various diagnostic centres and laboratories, hundreds of such cases have been detected at both private and government hospitals. According to `Vibles Specialised Microbiology Laboratory and Research Centre (VSML), located in Sector-14 here, about 140 cases of jaundice were detected in last six months.

The VSML is a well-known microbiology reference centre, located at Faridabad and Delhi and receives a large number of patients for diagnosis of infectious diseases. The director of the VSML, Dr Vinod Kaul, said there had been a simultaneous increase in cases of diarrhoea, dysentery and typhoid in several areas of the town.

He said that contaminated and impure water supply could be the main factors behind such infections and medicines should be taken after proper tests.

He said as many as 85 patients had been detected for typhoid infection here in the past six months, besides 19 cases of dysentery and 15 cases of cholera.

He said the residents should boil the water before drinking or for food preparations.



PNB honours hockey player
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, March 17
The Punjab National Bank (PNB) honoured Indian junior hockey player Pramod Kumar, who was a member of the Indian team who won the Asian Junior Hockey Championship held in Bangladesh last week. Indian won the title, beating hosts Bangladesh in the final.

Parmod Kumar is a product of the PNB Hockey Academy. PNB chairman and managing director S. S. Kohli presented mementoes to Parmod Kumar.

The PNB established its hockey academy on September 5, 2004 and 24 players were selected in the first batch of the academy. Within a span of six months, the PNB team made commendable strides. The PNB Academy played in the Nehru Junior Hockey Tournament (under-17 years), and scored 51 goals, without conceding any, to move into the Super League.

In the Super League, the team won two and lost two matches. In the DDA Hockey Tournament, in which senior teams competed, the colts from the PNB Academy put up a fine show and entered the semi-final. Pramod Kumar had been declared the “promising player of the tournament” and was awarded a cash prize of Rs 1,100.

Eleven players of the Academy were selected to represent Delhi in the Sub-Junior National Hockey Championship held at Bangalore from December 26 to January 3. The team also reached the semi-final of the Inter-Bank Hockey Tournament held at Bangalore from January 15 to 22.



Cheema, Kaliraman shine 
in wrestling championship
Our Spots Reporter

Sonepat, March 17
At a two-day Wrestling Championship, concluded on Sunday at Khakhoda in Sonepat district, DSP Palwinder Cheema of Punjab Police and Sonika Kaliraman bagged the Bharat Kesri title in men and women section respectively.

In the final bout, Cheema scored a convincing win over Haryana police inspector, Sohan Singh by five to one points and received a cash award of Rs 1 lakh. In the women section, Kaliraman struggled during her bout against Gitika Jakhar and managed to outnumber her opponent by five to three points. She was also awarded with a cash prize of Rs 31,000. The president of Haryana Olympic Association and MLA, Abhai Singh Chautala, gave away prises to the winners of the championship.

Speaking on the occasion, he announced that the government would provide wrestling mats in all the registered `Akharas’ in the state. He also declared that promotion of sports activities was one of the priorities of Om Prakash Chautala government and number of steps, including three per cent job reservation for sportsmen in government services and other enhanced financial awards and scholarships and creation of sports infrastructure facilities.

The Bharat Abhimanyu title of the championship went to Ashish of Nizampur Majra, who defeated the national champion Ramesh by a margin of four to one points.



TYCA hails India’s winning streak
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, March 17
The Trans Yamuna Cricket Association (TYCA) dedicated their “Holi Milan” function, held at the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) premises, to the seventh consecutive victory of the Indian cricket team in the on-going World Cup Cricket Championship in South Africa.

TYCA president Sandeep Chaudhary and secretary Naresh Sharma congratulated the Indian team for their winning streak.

The function was attended by cricketers, officials and politicians, including Delhi Health Minister A. K. Walia, former Delhi Chief Minister Madan Lal Khurana, Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) Standing Committee chairman Ram Babu Sharma, Naseeb Singh,MLA, DDCA senior vice-presidents C. K. Khanna, Chetan Chauhan and Suresh Chopra, secretary S. P. Bansal and joint secretary Dr S. S. Sareen.



Collage Sports down Roshanara Club
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, March 17
A devastating bowling performance by Sanjeev Sharma (6 for 42) and a strokeful 83 (1x6, 17x4, 38) by Farman Ahmed enabled Collage Sports Management defeat Roshanara Club by eight wickets and entered the semi-final of the fourth Roshanara Cricket Tournament at the Roshanara Club ground.

Scores: Roshanara Club: 135 in 27.5 overs (Amit Kakkar 45, Mohit Suneja 37, Sanjeev Sharma 6 for 42, Mahesh Bhatti 2 for 22).

Collage Sports Management: 137 for 2 in 13.3 overs (Farman Ahmed 83, Raju Sharma 26, Satish Babbar 1 for 16, Rohit Sethi 1 for 22).

Constitutional Club win

Constitutional Club beat World Bank by 261 runs in a league match of the second Commonwealth Cricket Tournament at the Nehru Stadium ground.

Scores: Constitutional Club: 424 for 6 in 35 overs (Ajay Jadeja 181 n o, Hemant Dogra 94, Sura Azad 75, Subhash Chaudhry 33, Ranjit Negi 2 for 46).

World Bank: 163 in 34.1 overs (Kenneth 38, Bhart 37, Hemant Dogra 4 for 25).

Sar Group beat Daksh

Sar Group defeated Daksh by seven wickets in a Super League match of the tenth Teri Cup Cricket Tournament at the Teri Oval.

Scores: Daksh: 147 for 8 in 25 overs (Mohit Koushal 46, 4x4; Varun Bussi 25 n o, 1x4, 2x6; Partha Gogai 22; Rajesh Brown 2 for 18, Rajiv Rana 2 for 21, Mahesh Prasad 2 for 28).

Sar Group: 151 for 3 in 22.1 overs (Mahesh Prasad 35 n o, 4x4; Rajiv Rana 31, 4x4,1x6; Rajesh Brown 25, 3x4; Vikas Arora 23 n o, 2x4; Chandan Singh 1 for 25, Anupam Singh 1 for 17, Partha Gogai 1 for 22). Mahesh Prasad was named the man of the match.



Hockey team fail to get clearance
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, March 17
The Government has not cleared the Indian hockey team to play in the 12th Sultan Azlan Shah Tournament to be held in Malaysia from March 22 to 30 due to the recent developments concerning harassment of Indian IT professionals in Malaysia.

Royal Indian Open

A star-studded field will tee-off in the $300,000 Royal Challenge Indian Open Golf Championship to be held at the Delhi Golf Club course from March 27 to 30.

The Open will be preceded by the Royal Challenge International Match on March 25, which will witness Mukesh Kumar and Digvijay singh pitted against Arjun Atwal and Jyoti Randhawa. The Pro-Am will held on March 26.



Inborn beat Century
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, March 17
Inborn Cricketers beat Century Club by 125 runs in an A-I Division match of the DDCA League at the Ramjas Sports Complex ground.

Inborn Cricketers: 246 for 5 in 40 overs (Rahul Ahuja 55, Saifi Ahmed 40, Rohit Sharma 40, Jiten Kumar 3 for 36, Sunny Kumar 2 for 42).

Century Club: 121 all out in 30.2 overs (Ashok Kumar Sodey 42 n o, Jiten Kumar 29, Sonu Vaid 3 for 32).

Kishan Ganj Gymkhana beat Delhi Club by six wickets in an A-I Division match at the Kotla No I ground.

Scores: Delhi Club: 175 for 7 in 40 overs (Prem Sharma 24, Hemant Nadar 27, Ajay Dhuman 2 for 38).

Kishan Ganj Gymkhana: 176 for 4 in 28.3 overs (Jagjit Singh 52 n o, Mohd Atiq 52, Vikram Dhariwal 41, V Tyagi 1 for 28).



HC seeks report on beggars around temples
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, March 17
The Delhi High Court today took a serious note of beggars around temples in the Capital, asking the authorities concerned to visit the shrines and file an affidavit giving details about how to eradicate the problem.

A Bench comprising Justice Usha Mehra and Justice Pradeep Nandrajog asked the officials of the Social Welfare Department of the NCT Government of Delhi to visit and inspect the area around Hanuman Temple, Shani Temple in Connaught Place and Sai Baba Temple on Lodhi Road, where the presence of beggars was causing alarming problems.

The court directed the officials to visit Hanuman Temple on Tuesday, Sai Baba Temple on Thursday and Shani Mandir on Saturday to analyse the problems faced by the devotees on these days due to the presence of beggars.

The court’s direction came during the hearing of matters related to the problems caused by beggars at these places. The court also sought information about the management of these temples and referred to its earlier suo motu action in which it had asked the Centre to file a reply if a board to look after the management of the temples in the Capital could be constituted on the lines of the Vaishno Devi shrine.

The court said it had asked the Centre to file a reply on the Hanuman temples in Connaught Place and Jamuna Bazar near Kashmiri Gate, Kalkaji Temple and Bhairon Temple of Old Fort near Delhi Zoo. 


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