Friday, August 22, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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Preventive measures for conjunctivitis
Our Correspondent

Bhiwani, August 21
In view of the acute conjunctivitis prevalent these days, local eye specialists have cautioned the people against its symptoms and suggested some preventive measures. According to Dr Ramesh Dhankhad, in-charge of local K J Government Eye Hospital, there was no reason for panic.

The acute conjunctivitis was being caused by viral and bacterial infection, spread by touch, whether direct or indirect. The conjunctivitis usually spread during the monsoon season and had the symptoms like redness of the eye, discharge, itching and watering.

Pain in the eyes and swelling of the eyelids might also be present. He said that usually both the eyes might be infected, but one eye might be infected before the other. The infection was self-limiting and might recover in seven to 10 days of its own. Only symptomatic treatment can prevent this kind of disease. One must avoid self-medication and to prevent secondary infection, antibiotic eye drops might be prescribed and use of steroids eye drops should be avoided unless prescribed by the ophthalmologist under certain circumstances.



Air Force, N D Heroes record big wins
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, August 21
Indian Air Force and New Delhi Heroes scored facile wins in the Delhi Soccer Association Senior Division Soccer League at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium West ground. Air Force grounded Collegians 7-1 while Heroes drubbed Bhuddist Blue Stars 6-2. In an interesting match, Air Force forged ahead in the eighth minute through Danny. Kishan Kumar equalised for Collegians in the 12th minute. But thereafter, Air Force were on a roll, scoring at will. Jayanti Dass regained the lead for the Airmen, while Victor, Philips, Danny and Tapan Dass accounted for the other goals.

N D Heroes hit back to drub B B Stars in a Group B preliminary league match. B B Stars led by a goal at the interval, scored by Veenu Sundass in the 29th minute. On changing ends, N D Heroes combined well and equalised in the 29th minute through G Kumbai. Kumbai scored another goal to put them in the lead. Then Kuldeep, Bhartendu and Kumbai struck in that order. Veenu scored his second goal in the 79th minute to further reduce the margin for B B Stars.

In an A Division Super League match, played at the Ambedkar Stadium, Air Force, Palam sailed past Royal Rangers 1-0. Kalyan Pal scored the all-important goal in the 11th minute. Air Force have earned four points from three matches while Rangers have earned six points from as many matches.

In the second match, Garhwal Heroes beat Ahbab Club 4-1. Garhwal Heroes got their first goal in the opening minute itself through Navin Parmar.

Striker Pushpender Dhaundiyal scored two quick goals in the fourth and 17th minutes to enhance the lead. Vipin reduced the lead for Ahbab in the 55th minute. Naveen Parmar completed the tally for Heroes at the fag end.

Garhwal Heroes have tallied four points from three matches while Ahbab have not yet opened their account.

In the opening match of the Senior Division, last year’s runners-up Hindustan Club were held to a 1-1 draw by Raisina Sporting. Hindustan took the lead through inside-left Partim Roy in the tenth minute. Raisina Sporting equalised in the 30th minute through Robin Das.

In the second match, Shahdara were held to a 1-1 draw by Moonlight. Promad Rawat put Shahdara ahead while Tikkam Singh Bisht equalised for Moonlight. The tournament was inaugurated by All India Football Federation secretary Alberto Colaco.

Friday’s fixtures in the Senior Division: Moghuls vs Tarun Sangha (2.30 pm); City vs Shastri (4.30 pm)—Ambedkar Stadium. Delhi Police vs Simla Youngs (2.30 pm); Indian Nationals vs Goans (4.30 p m)—Nehru Stadium.

3 Delhi players in U-16 soccer camp

The All-India Football Federation (AIFF) has selected three Delhi players—goalkeeper Shahnawaz Khan, midfielder Som Nath Mondal and forward K P Kabui, who had represented Delhi in the North Zone Under-16 qualifying round held at Haldwani, Uttaranchal—for thee Under-16, starting in September in Kolkata. These players have been asked to report in Kolkata along with their passports.

Meanwhile, the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA) held a symposium and clinic for coaches at the Ambedkar Stadium on Thursday. FIFA and AFC instructor Dr Victor Stanculescu, who had visited Goa, Kolkata, Jamshedpur, Shillong and Manipur, conducted the symposium to enlighten the coaches about the new developments in soccer.



FCI, Northern Railway on a scoring spree
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, August 21
Food Corporation of India (Headquarters) and Northern Railway scored thumping victories in the Delhi State Hockey League for Institutions at the Shivaji Stadium on Thursday.

FCI toyed with Delhi Transport Corporation 9-0 while Northern Railway crushed Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) 11-0.

FCI, in a totally lop-sided match, scored three goals in the first half. Rajvinder Singh and Prabhakar Singh

scored hattricks to steal the spotlight. Rajvinder, who opened the account, also scored the third, fourth and fifth goals. Prabhakar struck home four goals—second, sixth, seventh and eighth. Amarnath Yadav got the ninth goal..

In the match between Northern Railway and BSNL, Brijesh Singh scored six goals, including a hattrick. Vikramjit

Singh slotted in the eighth goal, Sone scored the ninth goal while Rajiv Panchal accounted for the sixth and tenth goals. In between, Gajinder also inscribed his name among the scorers when he scored the fifth goal. State Bank of India drew with Indian Airlines 3-3, after leading by 2-1 at half time. Jaspal opened the account for SBI in the sixth minute, and added the other two goals also to record a hattrick. Y S Rawat (2) and Budhi Lakra were the marksmen for Indian Airlines.

Food Corporation of India (Northern Region) trounced Customs and Excise 6-0. Amar, Parnam, Satwinder, Lakhbir and Navbir Singh were the scorers. Indian Airlines, Northern Railway and both the FCI teams have qualified for the Super League, which will start from August 25.



Aryavrat Club rout DDA Coaching 
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, August 21
Aryavrat Club defeated DDA Sports Complex Coaching Centre, Paschim Vihar by 41 runs in a two-day match at the DDA Sports Complex ground, Paschim Vihar.
Kamal Verma, who played an all-round role for DDA Coaching Centre, was adjudged the man of the match.

Scores: Aryavrat Club: 272 in 83 overs (Deepak Bagri 56, Dinesh Bindal 43, Shobhit Sharma 38, Kamal Verma 20/4,

Nitin Sagar 34 for 3, Gaurav Pundeer 53 for 2). DDA Coaching Centre: 231 all out in 83 overs (Prakeek Jain 47, Kamal Verma 33, Rohit Bhola 27, Akhil Goel 37 for 5, Vikas Dalal 31 for 2, Tannu Tushar 37 for 2).

Ramjas School Cricket

The third Ramjas Inter-School Cricket Tournament will be held at the Ramjas Sports Complex ground. Ramjas School No 2 will meet Dhyan Chand Arya School in the opening match.

Top 16 teams will participate in the tournament. The other teams in the fray are: Salwan Boys, DAV Shalimarbagh, St.Marks, Meera Bagh, Tagore International, DPS, Vasant Kunj, Ravindra Public School, Govt. Boys, Vikas Puri, N C Jindal, Salwan Public, Hansraj, Ramjas Day Boarding, Ramjas No 5, Bal Bharti (Rajender Nagar) and Ramjas Senior Wing.



Ganga girls enter semis
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, August 21
Ganga School defeated GSKV School, S P Road 40-25 to enter the semi-final of the Senior Girls Zonal Kabaddi Tournament at the Mundka School. Mamta (16), Sunita (14) and Punam (10) were the leading scorers. Ganga beat Little Angel School, Paschim Vihar 12-4 and entered the semi-final of the sub-junior zonal basketball tournament.

Sachdeva School make big haul

Sachdeva School, Rohini made a big haul of 12 medals in the first Venkateshwar Inter-School Skating Championship held at Dwarka. The medal haul included 12 golds, 8 silver and 6 bronze in quods race, inline skates and relay race.

The medal winners were: Sanchit Jain (3 gold, 1 bronze), Joginder Singh (2 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze), Shashank Bansal (2 gold, 1 bronze), Seema Dhaiya (1 gold, 1 silver), Abhilash (1 gold, 1 silver), Richa Rani (1 gold, 1 silver),

Karan Tusir (1 gold), Varun Bhateja (1 gold), Aditi Kapoor (2 silver, 1 bronze), Billal Ahemad (1 silver), Reshu

Maheshwari (1 silver), Ritika Bhatnagar (1 bronze) and Shrishti Choudhary (1 bronze).



Training camp to select throw-ball team 

Sonepat: As many as 50 players, including 25 women, have been selected to attend the 8-day training camp at Kurukshetra for the final selection of the state throw-ball team, which will participate in the 27th Senior National Throw-Ball Championship scheduled to be held at Bijapur in Karnataka from September 28-30. According to the general-secretary of the Haryana Amateur Throw-ball Sangh, Mr M.P. Gupta, the final team would include 12 men and 12 women, to be selected on the concluding day of the training camp. OC


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