Thursday, April 24, 2003, Chandigarh, India


N C R   S T O R I E S


Bon appetit? Not really! It’s junk food, bad for appetite
Tribune News Service

Faridabad, April 23
Doctors advise people to keep off fast food or ‘junk food’ time and again, but the youth of the day find it ‘de rigueur’ to savour the fast fare, bringing a smile on the faces of restaurateurs. No wonder, the number of fast food outlets has been growing in this industrial town.

Pizza Hut, one of the five flagship brands of Yum Brands Incorporation and one of the largest pizza chains in the country and abroad, today announced opening of its second restaurant in Faridabad.

Mr Raghuvesh Sarup of the Yum Restaurants International and Mr Virag Joshi of the Devyani International Limited, said here today that the response to their restaurants and products had been ‘tremendous’ and they had decided to open a second outlet here.

They said that the new air-conditioned restaurant was 82- seater and located in an up-and-coming shopping mall plaza in Sector-15-A here.

Claiming that the pizza offered by them was not junk food due to wheat flour base and topping of vegetables and salad, they said that it had low contents of calories, the main feature of fast food.

Claiming that pizza had been a sumptuous meal, they said the popularity of their products could be found in every section of society.

They said at present there were as many as 47 restaurants of this chain across 15 cities in India and these were likely to go up to 100 in 2004.

Incidentally, the new pizza outlet opened today is located in the neighbourhood of McDonalds, another leading chain of fast food. There are already half a dozen known outlets providing fast food and pizzas in the city. Besides, there are dozens of restaurants and eateries which offer all kinds of junk food to the residents.

Several schools here have canteen where burgers, pettis, chowmein and pizzas are served along with other fast food items. But the doctors and dieticians feel that such eats could be harmful if taken regularly.

According to Dr Tarun Kashyap, a physician based in Sector-7 and 10, inter-section here, such food could damage the metabolism and overall digestion process as it has very less fibre content and more calories and fat. One of the reasons leading to the heart problems in the middle-aged people has been bad dietary habits, he said. But he said the youths go in for such food as it is considered fashionable and at many times one tends to develop a taste for oily and fat rich items.

He said the intake of such food should be limited and it should not replace the well-balanced cooked food.


Sirsa school lift Ajit Singh Hockey Gold Cup
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, April 23
Sri Guru Hari Singh Mahavidyalaya, Sirsa trounced Doaba Khalsa Senior Secondary School, Jalandhar 6-2 to annex the inaugural All-India Sahibzada Ajit Singh Gold Cup Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium on Wednesday.

In a lop-sided final, the Sirsa boys ran up a 5-0 lead by half time. They relaxed their grip on resumption, enabling the Jalandhar team to knock in two goals, though Sirsa rounded off the match in style, slotting home the sixth goal a few minutes before the final hooter.

Gagandeep Singh put Sirsa in the lead in the sixth minute when he converted a penalty corner. Sher Singh hit home the second and third goals while Gurvinder Singh accounted for the fourth goal. Sardar Singh scored the fifth and sixth

goals. Ramandeep Singh and Harpreet Singh were the scorers for Jalandhar. The Sirsa School pocketed a cash award of Rs 50,000. Khalsa College, Amritsar beat Guru Harkrishan Public School (GHPS), Loni Road 9-1 to take the third position.

Raminder Singh scored the first goal. Lovepreet Singh and Inderpal Singh scored a brace each while Gurvinder Singh scored three goals (no hattrick). Inderpal Singh rounded off the tally. Mudit Garg scored the consolation goal for Loni Road.

Students from various schools of Delhi packed the stands at the Shivaji Stadium and lustily cheered the teams.

Former Delhi Chief Minister and Delhi BJP chief Madan Lal Khurana gave away the prizes. President of the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee Paramjeet Singh Sarna presided over the prize distribution function. A spectacular cultural programme was also organised on the occasion.


Anand stars for Sapient Corporation to beat PBL
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, April 23
An all-round display by T Anand (5 for 32 and 40) helped Sapient Corporation beat PBL by six wickets in the final of the Suntan Cup Cricket Tournament at the Harbaksh Singh Stadium. Railway Ranji Trophy captain Abhay Sharma gave away the prizes.

T. Anand was named the man of the match while Rajesh Wadhera bagged the man of the series award. Rajat Mathur and Rohit Roy were adjudged the best batsman and best bowler respectively.

Scores: PBL: 180 for 7 in 30 overs (Sanjay Singh 75, 4x11; Yashwinder Singh 34, 4x5; Subodh Badola 29, 4x4; T Anand 5 for 32). Sapient Corporation: 184 for 4 in 29 overs (Rajat Mathur 75, 4x12; T Anand 40, 4x8; Sanjay Verma 25, 4x5; Sanjay Singh 3 for 33).

Gaurav Malhotra shines

An all-round performance by Gaurav Malhotra helped Daryaganj Gymkhana beat East Delhi Point Club by 54 runs in the first match of the East Delhi Rajiv Gandhi Triangular Series Cricket Tournament at the Tahirpur ground.

Scores: Daryaganj Gymkhana: 210 for five wickets in 40 overs (Gaurav Malhotra 62, 7x4; Jagdish Allah 52, 6x4; Kapil Mehta 33, Lalit Mishra 2 for 33, Anant Thakur 2 for 38).

East Delhi Point: 156 all out in 36 overs (Tribhuvan 40, 4x4; Alok Tripathi 33, Gaurav Malhotra 2 for 24, Jagdish 1 for 22, Kapil Mehta 3 for 37).


Sahara shock Delhi Police in Sood Memorial Cricket
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, April 23
Air Sahara shocked Delhi Police by two runs and entered the semi-final of the 13th All-India Om Nath Sood Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Khalsa College ground. Sanjy Verma, who played a fine all-round role, was presented the Pepsi man of the match award by chief guest
Virender Bhatnagar. This was Sanjay’s third man of the match award in a row.

Scores: Air Sahara: 200 for 7 in 40 overs (Deepak Bhatnagar 40 n.o, Mohd Atiq 35, Sunil Sharma 38, Anshul Lamba 34, Prem Veer Nagar 2 for 30, Sune Singh 2 for 33, Sanjay Verma 2 for 44).

Delhi Police: 198 in 40 overs (Sanjay Verma 50, Anil Rana 41, Surinder 3 for 38).

Inborn beat Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan

Inborn defeated Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan by nine wickets in a league match of the first Prabhadevi World Sports Under-19 Cricket Tournament at the Bharat Nagar ground.

Scores: Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan: 125 for 6 in 40 overs (Robin Bisth 57 n.o, Ajeet Ranjan 3 for 5).

Inborn Club: 129 for 1 in 24.3 overs (Bharat Khurana 57 n.o, Aditya Jain 56 n.o, Robin Bisth 1 for 40).

Gyan Bharti Academy win

Gyan Bharti South Delhi Academy beat Banghosh Club by seven wickets during their Kolkata tour.

Scores: Banghosh Club: 204 all out in 37.2 overs (Khalid Khan 71, Rajeev Roy 47, Arjan Juneja 3 for 35, Manav Sharma 3 for 20).

Gyan Bharti: 207 for 3 in 32.3 overs (Ankur Julka 111 n.o, Manav Sharma 41, Puneet Singh 28).


Satish Sharma Memorial Cricket from April 30
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, April 23
The first Satish Sharma Memorial Under-19 Cricket Tournament will be organised by the North Delhi Cricketers’ Association from April 30 at different grounds like Ashok Vihar and Vikas Puri. The late Satish Sharma was an office-bearer of the Delhi and District Cricket Association.

The tournament will be played on a league-cum-knockout basis. Entries close with organising secretary Himmat Saini at 429/3, Rampura, Delhi-35 on April 28.

Vikram’s display goes in vain

A fine all-round performance by Vikram Mahajan (84, 2x6, 8x4 and 2 for 25) for Priya Academy went in vain as they lost to Vikaspuri Coaching Centre by four wickets in a league match of the second Kundan Lal Jain Memorial Under-17 Cricket Tournament for the Subhash Chand Vinod Kumar Trophy at the Vikaspuri ground.

Scores: Priya Academy: 161 for 9 in 35 overs (Vikram Mahajan 84, Rahul Behl 20, Amit Solanki 2 for 13, Tushar 2 for 26, Priyank Tehlan 2 for 46).

Vikaspuri Coaching Centre: 165 for 6 wickets in 34.3 overs (Priyank Tehlan 41, Shashikant 26, Kunal Chauhan 2 for 17, Ramit Gill 2 for 26, Vikram Mahajan 2 for 25).


Pankaj Joshi hits century

New Delhi, April 23
A hard-hitting unbeaten century by Pankaj Joshi (155 n.o, 8x4, 13x6, 95b) helped Decision Support International (DSI) beat Gush Club by 159 runs and entered the pre-quarter-final of the 12th Shera Pandit Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Mohan Meakins ground.

Scores: DSI: 293 for 2 in 40 overs (Pankaj Joshi 155 n.o, Rakesh 71, 7x4, 84b; Sanjay 40 n.o, Puneet 1 for 45, Manav Sharma 1 for 47).

Gush Club: 134 for 8 in 40 overs (Manav Sharma 29, Ankur 27, Mayank 22, Eklav 20 n.o, Sanjay 2 for 16, Deepak 2 for 18, Subodh 2 for 23, Mohit 2 for 38, Harinder Sain 1 for 20). Pankaj Joshi was named the man of the match. OSR


Vivek, Arun star for Tytler
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, April 23
An all-round display by Vivek Mishra (66, 12x4 and 3 for 31) and a rapid knock of 35, studded with five fours, by Arun Rawat helped J D Tytler School beat Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan by three wickets in the inaugural Bhavan Under-13 Cricket Tournament at the Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan ground.

Scores: Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan: 148 for 6 in 30 overs (Himnashu 44, Ashish Verma 48, Vivek 3 for 31, Sudhanshu 3 for 24).

J D Tytler School: 149 for 7 in 28.4 overs (Vivek Mishra 66, Arun 35, Ashish 2 for 18, Gaurav 2 for 19).

Home | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Editorial |
Business | Sport | World | Mailbag | Chandigarh Tribune | Ludhiana Tribune
50 years of Independence | Tercentenary Celebrations |
123 Years of Trust | Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |