Monday, March 31, 2003, Chandigarh, India

 

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Lectures on cancer awareness
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, March 30
The Delhi Medical Association organised a series of Public Interest Lectures on Cancer to create awareness about the disease.
The lectures were attended by cancer patients, their families and people in general. The aim was to provide a common platform to leading cancer experts, support organisations and the public to come together and exchange ideas to remove doubts about the disease.

Experts from the fields of medicine and oncology participated in the event, sponsored by the Microsoft Corporation.

Discussions spanned across topics like cancer in women and the older people and whether cancer is curable. NGOs working with cancer patients enlightened the audience about their work and explained how patients can benefit from care. The session also held discussions on macro-level mechanisms and strategies that facilitate early detection of cancer.

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Collage Group, Bright Club move up
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, March 30
Collage Group defeated K N Colts by eight wickets and Bright Club eclipsed Pelican Club by 123 runs and entered the quarter-finals of the Devender Singh Memorial Cricket Tournament for the Tara Devi Mathur Trophy.

Delhi and District Cricket Association sports secretary Sunil Dev inaugurated the tournament.

An outstanding all-round performance by Pankaj Joshi, who took four wickets for 25 runs and then hit a quickfire 55, and an unbeaten knock of 85 by Varun Kumar were the highlights of Collage Groupís victory.

Scores: K N Colts: 171 all out in 44.4 overs (Ashok Kumar 44, Neeraj Sehgal 37, Ajay Sharma Junior 24, Pankaj Joshi 4 for 25, Rodney Charles 3 for 23 and Raja Sharma 2 for 21). Pankaj Joshi was named the man of the match.

In the second match, Bright Clubís knock was embellished with a strokeful 53 from Nischal Gaur, which included five boundaries and two huge sixes. Nischal was named the man of the match.

Scores: Bright Club: 250 for 9 in 45 overs (Nischal Gaur 53, Nishant Sharma 41, Vivek Kumar 34, Harpreet Singh 2 for 39, Ashwani Kapoor 2 for 49).

Pelican Club: 127 all out in 35.2 overs (Ashwani Kapoor 31, Aprajit Singh 3 for 16, Akash Malhotra 3 for23, Nischal Gaur 2 for 34).

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HDFC Bank bag Teri Cricket Cup tourney
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, March 30
Sant Ram put on show a match-winning all-round performance when he claimed five wickets for 41 runs and then slammed 42 runs to help HDFC Bank defeat Gas Authority of India Ltd. (GAIL) by five runs to bag the tenth Teri Cup Cricket Tournament at the Teri Oval.

GAIL won the toss and asked HDFC Bank to bat first. The dashing batting performances of Muskan Singh, Vinay Kumar and Sant Ram helped HDFC Bank hoist a decent score of 199 for 8 wickets in 30 overs. And then Sant Ram turned his vicious bowling arm around to dismiss GAIL all out for 194 in 29.2 overs. Lalit Mourya tried to defy the HDFC bowling, but he fell when GAIL were looking like hitting the tape well on time.

Sant Ram was adjudged the man of the match for his fine performance.

Scores: HDFC Bank: 199 for 8 in 30 overs (Muskan Singh 45, 4x4, 1x6; Vinay Kumar 42, 3x4, 1x6; Sant Ram 42, 3x4, 2x6; Virender Bhoj 21, 2x4; Vimal 3 for 39; Shiv Pausarthy 2 for 23).

GAIL: 194 all out in 29.2 overs (Lalit Mourya 66, 7x4, 1x6; Vimal 32, 2x4, 2x6; Sant Ram 6-0-41-5).

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Eastern Railway lift title in cycling championship
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, March 30
Eastern Railway emerged winners of the All-India Railway Cycling Championship, logging 60 points, which concluded at the Yamuna Velodrome in New Delhi. Western Railway finished as runners-up while Northern Railway earned the third place with 40 points. South Central Railway logged 30 points in the track and road events.

Additional general manager of Northern Railway P C Sharma gave away the prizes at the closing ceremony at the Karnail Singh Stadium.

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Paljeet Singh stars for Gillette
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, March 30
A dashing knock of 76 and deadly bowling of 3 for 32 by Paljeet Singh enabled Gillette defeat Pepsi by 68 runs to earn a bonus point in the Reebok Cricket Tournament.

Gillette made 235 for 6 in 25 over. Scores: Gillette: 235 for 6 in 25 overs (Paljeet Singh 76, 42b, 4x12, 6x1; Anjeev Lohia 62, 54b, 4x5; Vineet Sharma 44, 4x6, 26; Kulbir Bindra 2 for 33).

Pepsi: 167 for 9 in 25 overs (Manoj Gupta 51, 4x7, 48b; Rupinder Sidhu 39, 4x5, 6x2; Ashok Kumar 3 for 24, Paljeet Singh 3 for 32). Paljeet Singh was named the man of the match.

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Rajeev Sudan bowls Surmount to victory
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, March 30
A devastating 5 for 30 bowling performance by Rajeev Sudan and half centuries by Sukhvinder Dangar and Tarun Gupta enabled Surmount Club beat Khera Club by 40 runs in a league match of the second Rajdhani Cup Cricket Tournament at the Najafgarh Sports Club ground.

Scores: Surmount: 174 for 6 in 35 overs (Sukhvinder Dagar 56, Tarun Gupta 55, Lokender Kumar 3 for 2, Hari Kishan 2 for 24). Khera Club: 134 all out in 29.3 overs (Sudhir Kumar 37, Hari Kishan 30, Rajeev Sudan 5 for 30, Ashwani Kumar 3 for 20).

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Penalty for lead ingot consignment 
Our Correspondent

Ghaziabad, March 30
The Special Investigation Branch of the Trade Tax Department, UP has recovered a penalty of Rs 70,000 on a consignment of lead ingot worth Rs 6 lakh. A truck laden with this commodity had been seized from the UP border area four days ago for want of any documents. According to Joint Commissioner SIB, A K Gupta, SIBís Asst Commissioner R N Saroj had detained a truck on UP order laden with 540 lead ingots. Its value was calculated at Rs 6 lakh. At the time the truck was seized, its driver had failed to produce any papers. But later, the party had provided a bill and some other documents of a Dadri-based firm and a challan from the transport company, Jain Roadways which was not recognised by the authorities.

A guarantee amount of Rs 70,000 was imposed on the consignment. Mr Gupta said the transporter had filed an appeal under Clause 13b(6). Additional Commissioner R.S. Sadiqqi is reported to have accepted the appeal and ordered the party to deposit the guarantee amount of Rs 70,000, after which the seized good would be released.

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