Monday, July 21, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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Cholera patient critical
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 20
As diarrhoea and gastroenteritis cases continue to pour in city hospitals, the condition of Dharam Vir, a cholera patient from Pinjore, is reported to be critical.
Dharam Vir, resident of Kiratpur village near Pinjore was admitted to the PGI on July 17 and is under treatment at the emergency. Officials of the Health Department said since Dharam Vir was not responding to treatment and his condition was serious.

Doctors treating Dharam Vir said he had developed a lot of complications, including renal failure and respiratory problems. He has been put on dialysis and supportive respiratory care.

With this the total number of cholera cases admitted to city hospitals, including two from SAS Nagar, has risen to seven. This includes Arjun (7) and Reeta (22) from Mauli Jagran, Rajeev(12) from Burail, Nisha (4) and Geeta Devi (40) from Balongi in Mohali and Lalita Devi from Sector 25

The health teams have been distributing chlorine tablets and pamphlets to the people to educate them about preventive measures against diarrhoea. Announcements are being made, advising people to drink boiled water.

Only a handful of malaria cases has been reported from the city, which has been divided into four zones. During the last one month there have been atleast 10 cases of meningitis at General Hospital, Sector 16. Doctors said meningitis could be either viral or bacterial. They added that it was quite normal to get a few cases of meningitis.



Harmandeep, Roopmeet shoot gold
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, July 20
Harmandeep Sidhu in men section and Roopmeet Mann in women section excelled in the 10 metre Air Rifle ISSF event by securing gold medal each in the 28th Chandigarh State Rifle Shooting Championship that concluded this evening at the Patiala Ki Rao shooting ranges, Sector 25.

Harmandeep Sidhu shot an impressive 585/600 and was declared marksman of the championship. Anaahat Dhindsa was awarded best score trophy in sports rifle senior women and junior women section. Roopeet Maan bagged best score trophy in Air Rifle ISSF in senior and junior women section. Lal Singh, Finance Minister, Punjab was the chief guest and gave away medals to the winners. In the team championship for Air Pistol event, the team of Parminder, Harvinder and Holinder was adjudged first.

In the Centre Fire Pistol event in men section, Holinder Singh got first place. Nanki Singh won first place in the Air Pistol (NR) sub-junior women section. She shot 329/400. In the Air Rifle ISSF men team event, the team of Arjun, Jagtaj and Sarbjeet shot a combine of 1681/1800 to bag first place.

Scavengers XI reach semis: Scavengers XI made it to the last four of the ongoing first Lt Col IS Deol Memorial Cricket Tournament being played here at Cricket Stadium, Sector 16. They will now play Minerva Academy in the semi-finals to be played on July 27. In other match of the day, JJ Sports XI defeated CICA XI by just five runs to set up a clash in the semifinals with Century Steel XI on July 27.

Brief scores in the various matches played today were: Scavengers XI: 149 runs for eight in 25 overs (Ramandeep 59, Sanjeev 22; Harminder 3 for 21). Samsung XI: 99 runs all out in 21.3 overs (Harminder 19, Vineet Jain 16; Deepak Lohitya 4 for 15, Shiva 3 for 19, Vishal Shelly 2 for 21).

JJ Sports XI: 112 runs all out in 22.5 overs (Harpreet 28, Sumeet 20, Umesh Kaira 22). CICA XI: 107 runs for eight in 25 overs (Rahul Arora 44, Rahul Panta 23; Sumeet 3 for six).

Spikers honoured: Four spikers of the HSIDC — Sanjay Singh, Dinesh, Darshan and Rampal — were honoured by the Chandigarh Volleyball Association and Shivalik Volleyball Academy at Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, here this evening. Mr D.S. Bedi, Director Principal, said it was a matter of pride for the country that four volleyball players from the region were part of the Indian youth team that won silver medal in the World Youth Volleyball Meet. Mr Vijay Pal Singh, vice-president of the Volleyball Federation of India, said it was because of sincere efforts made by the federation and dedication of the players that they had brought laurels to the country. A dinner was also held.

Cricket tourney: Satluj Juniors outplayed Bhawan Vidyalaya by 10 runs in the Second Satluj Cricket Tournament in under-14 section played here at Satluj Public School, Sector 4, Panchkula. Satluj Juniors made 107 runs and were all out in 24.2 overs. Sumit Gupta scored 19 runs, while Robin Singh and Shankar scored 15 and 12 runs, respectively. Krishna claimed five wickets for 10 runs.

In reply, Bhawan Vidyalya were all out for 97 runs in 23.5 overs. Krishna scored 30 runs, followed by Mohit who made 19 runs. Sumit Gupta bagged two wickets for eight runs, Nikhil got two wickets for 11 runs, Jivtesh took two wickets for 15 runs, while Gurvir Singh captured two wickets for 19 runs.



Morni to have sports complex 
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, July 20
An ultra modern sports complex would be constructed at Morni for training the youths from all over the state.
This was announced by Mr Abhey Singh Chautala, President, Haryana Olympic Association, while touring the Morni area today. He said the present government headed by the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, would complete the work on priority basis. He said at present development works were going on in all villages of the state and added that he would visit the area after every three months.

He visited Ramgarh, Billa, Mandana, Morni, Trilokpur, Parwala, Tapria, Kandiwala, Muradnagar, Kazampur, Bhrauli, Shahpur, Manaktabra, Dadanradu, Sukhdarshan villages and addressed 12 public meetings. On the occasion, a Congress leader Mr Nasim Singh, along with his followers joined the INLD. Mr Abhey Chautala distributed cheques worth Rs 2 crore among panchayats of the area for taking up development works as announced by the Chief Minister during his third phase of “Sarkar Aapke Dwar” programme.


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