Friday, September 26, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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29 dengue cases in DMCH
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, September 25
With three more dengue patients from Batala admitted to the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) here today, the total number of suspected dengue cases in the hospital has gone up to 80 with as many as 29 of them testing positive.

According to DMCH authorities, Deepu (13), Mamata (35) and Saroj (24), all hailing from Batala town in district Gurdaspur, were admitted to the hospital today with dengue like symptoms. Six patients, three each from Batala and the city, suspected to be suffering from dengue were brought to the hospital yesterday. Out of a total number of 80 dengue patients admitted to the hospital, 33 had been discharged after treatment while 47 were still convalescing, the doctors said.



TT meet concludes
Our Correspondent

Mandi Gobindgarh, September 25
The CBSE (CLUSTER XII) Table Tennis meet concluded at Gobindgarh Public School Mandi Gobindgarh. Mr P.I. Sabu Regional Officer, CBSE Chandigarh, was the chief guest on occasion and gave away prizes to the winners.

A classical dance performance by students of the host school enthralled the audience before the prize distribution ceremony. Mr Swaranjeet Singh Bagli, president, Gobindgarh Educational and Social Welfare Trust, and Mr Rattan Pal Bhatia, chairman school management committee, presented a memento to the chief-guest.

As many as 590 players and officials from 40 schools affiliated with CBSE in the state participated in the competitions.

The following were the results of the finals:

Girls-under-14: Ekta Malhotra, (Appejay, Jalandhar) beat Rayman (Appejay, Jalandhar) by 3-0; Girls U-16: Arshdeep (Guru Harkrishan Public School, Amritsar) beat Deepkamal (Guru Harkrishan Public School) by 3-2; Girls U-19: Anjali (D.A.V. Amritsar) beat Saloni (Innocent Hearts, Jalandhar) by 3-1.

Boys U-19: Sim Ming (Sacred Heart Secondary School, Sarabha Nagar Ludhiana) beat Atul of (Green Land Ludhiana) by 3-2; Boys U-16 Piyush (D.M.S. Jalandhar) beat Rachit (Sacred Heart, Ludhiana) by 3-1; Boys U-14: Abhijeet (Green Land, Ludhiana) beat Rohan (D.A.V. Amritsar) 3-1.

In the under 14 year Abhijeet of Green Land School, Ludhiana, Piyush of Dayanand Model School, Jalandhar in under 16 year and Sim Ming of Sacred Heart, Ludhiana in under 19 category were adjudged the best players. Among the girls Ekta Malhotra of Jalandhar, Arshdeep from Amritsar and Anjali also from Amritsar were selected as the best players in the under 14, 16 and 19 year categories, respectively.

Chess championship

Mandi Ahmedgarh: Mata Gujri College Fatehgarh has set a record of being the only college of Punjabi University Patiala bagging both titles in men and women chess championships.

Mr Bhupinder Singh, Observer for Panjabi University Inter-College Chess Championship, which concluded at the local Shanti Tara College today said menís team of Mata Gujri College Fatehgarh, had won the championship. Chetan Sharma, a B.Sc III student of the college was reported to be only player who did not lose any match during the three consecutive championships. Gurmohan Walia, Varun Vector, Bharat Verma, Maghan Meet Singh , Sahil Singh and Gurinder Sohal are the other member of the winning team.

Earlier, the womenís team of the same college comprising including Ramandeep Kaur, Reena Jaspreet, Meetu Bala, Gurpreet Kaur, Komal and Rachhpal Kaur had won women championship.

Mr Bhupinder Kaur, Principal of Government College Patran, Chairman Selection Committee for University Chess Team said Chetan Sharma, Varun Vector (MGC Fatehgarh), Mohd Akhtar (Panjabi University campus), Virender Puri (Government College, Ropar ) Juninder Joshi (S D College, Barnala) and Pankaj (Government College Faridkot ) had been selected to represent Punjabi University in the Inter-Varsity Chess Championship to be held at Rajkot on October 10. Ritika (Govt College, Patiala), Meetu and Reena (MGC Fatehgarh ) Neha and Lovenya Khurana (Patel Memorial Nehru College Rajpura ) and Supreet Kaur (Lal Bahadur Shastri Arya Mahila College , Barnala ) will be in the womenís team of the University.

Mr Inder Mohan Principal of the host college thanked principals of all colleges for sending teams to participate in the championship.


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