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Health Dept launches AIDS awareness programme
Our Correspondent

Jhajjar, November 18
The state Health Department has launched an ambitious programme for AIDS awareness and control in the state by engaging private hospitals and practitioners in every district through the District Red Cross Societies.

According to the Health Department sources, the comprehensive health check-up camps will be organised for the high-risk population, including CSWs, truckers, jail inmates, police personnel, industrial workers, roadways staff and migrant labourers etc. The expenses of the comprehensive health check-up camps are proposed to be met from the budget of Rs 1.5 crore allotted under the head of targeted interventions for the high-risk population. Initially, under this scheme a grant of Rs 2 lakh will be released to the District Red Cross Societies at every district.

The sources said so far the AIDS awareness programmes were being organised by the AIDS Control Society with the involvement of NGOs but it failed to bring desired results. Now the Health Department has decided to involve the private doctors and it asked the civil surgeons to get in touch with the interested hospitals and the doctors in all districts. These doctors will visit the campsite along with a lab technician for the check-up. The doctors will fill the family health booklet and a proforma about the details of the patient’s family. Following the general and other specific examinations for TB/ STD/HIV/AIDS, the patients will be offered free and voluntary HIV testing after getting written consent. These patients may be referred to a private clinic or government hospital if further investigations are required. At this stage, the government has fixed rates for further tests. The patients will also be given medicines on reasonable prices.

According to information, these private doctors will be paid Rs 25 per patient for consultation and general check-up while the cost of comprehensive health check-up for one patient is about Rs 50. The amount of Rs 38 lakh have been released to District Red Cross Societies and work has begun. At least 4,000 patients with disease risks are expected to be covered under this programme in every district. Dr V. K. Sood, District Health Officer, said two hospitals, Delhi Nursing Home and Jyoti Hospital, have been engaged in the programme while it is yet to finalise in Jhajjar town.

Woman killed in mishap

A woman was killed and her son and daughter were injured in a road accident on the Jahajagarh-Beri approach road on Monday evening. According to information, Rajbala, wife of Raj Singh, was going to her village, Chhara, in their Maruti car along with her son and daughter.


Anjali Chopra takes narrow lead in Ladies’ Golf
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, November 18
Defending champion Anjali Chopra shot a two-over par 74 to take a narrow lead in the 72-hole open stroke play 36th Ladies Northern India Golf Championship at the Delhi Golf Club course on Tuesday. But the shot of the day was fired by 15-year-old Kanika Minocha, handicap -8, on the par five 14th hole when she holed her pitching wedge for an eagle, probably the only eagle in the history of the championship. Kanika carded a 78 to take the eighth position.

Twelve-year-old Vaishavi Sinha shot a three-over par 75, two below her handicap of -5, to lie just a stroke behind and two strokes ahead of two-time champion Irina Brar on 76.

Vaishavi’s one-over par first half had six pars and a birdie, but her playing partner, Shruti Khanna, struggled to make 81, to end up 12th.

Pragya Misra shot a six-over par 78, along with Neha Majithia, Bhavna Shetty and Kanika Minocha. Just a stroke behind is Chandigarh’s Parnita Grewal, who is on a comeback trail.

Mayali Talwar (81), Vandana Aggarwal (82) and Meghna Bali (86) could not take their game to the expected level, and had to play second fiddle to others.

Vaishavi leads in the Siel Junior Girls Trophy with a score of 75, followed by Bhavana Shetty on 78. Twelve-year-old Sharmila Nicollet of Bangalore and junior handicapper Shraddhanjali Singh were in the joint-third position.


K N Colts beat Gemini, enter quarter-final
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, November 18
An exciting knock of 90, studded with nine fours, by Saurabh Srivastava, 67 by Tarachand, and supported by the deadly bowling of Deepak Kanojia (4 for 32) enabled K N Colts beat Gemini by 14 runs to enter the quarter-final of the third C L Gupta Memorial Cricket Tournament for the Prem Lata Trophy at the Mohan Meakins ground. Saurabh was declared the man of the match.

Scores: K N Colts: 258 for 6 in 40 overs (Saurabh Srivastava 90, Tara Chand 67, Mobin Ahmad 53, Manik Babbar 3 for 33).

Gemini Club: 244 for 9 in 40 overs (Rahul Deewan 72, Devender Sharma 45, Saket Bhatia 36, Deepak Kanojia 4 for 32).

York Club defeat K G Colts

York Club defeated K G Colts by 86 runs in an A-II Division match of the DDCA League at the RSKP ground.

Scores: York Club: 209 for 8 in 40 overs (Narender Deswal 79, Arun Sharma 30, Rajat Jain 3 for 16). K G Colts: 123 all out in 33.1 overs (Rohit Singh 42, Somveer Singh 3 for 15, S. K. Soni 3 for 26).

Hind Club beat Ajmal Khan Coaching Centre by 42 runs in an A-II Division match at the Palam ground.

Scores: Hind Club: 173 for 8 in 40 overs (Puran Singh 90, Nitin Chugh 2 for 16).

Ajmal Khan Club: 131 all out in 36.2 overs (Gaurav Sharma 31, Nitin Chugh 30, Mohit Singh 3 for 25, R S Rana 2 for 20).


Delhi Public School (DPS), R K Puram defeated Air Force Bal Bharati School (AFBBS) by three wickets in the seventh H S Sistani Memorial Inter-School Cricket Tournament at the S S Khalsa School ground, Lajpat Nagar.

Scores: AFBBS: 212 all out in 24.4 overs (Atrey Rajgopal 71, Rohan Sahdev 67, Nikhil Iyer 6 for 30, Arjun Suri 2 for 11).

DPS: 216 for 7 in 23.1 overs (Dawakar 66, Jain Bassi 46, Rachit Khanna 3 for 17).

B L Kashyap win

B L Kashyap beat CR Infotech by six wickets in the DG Phadkar Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Teri Oval.

Scores: CR Infotech: 149 for 7 in 25 overs (Sumantu Banerjee 38, Rajeev Sudan 20, Atul Kashyap 1 for 25). B L

Kashyap: 150 for 4 in 18.4 overs (Atul Kashyap 71, Puneet Kashyap 28 n o, Raj Kumar 2 for 20).


Ravi Uniyal, Subodh play match-winning roles

New Delhi, November 18
An unbeaten knock of 73, studded with 11 boundaries, and a devastating 3 for 23 bowling spell by Subodh Badola helped Pan Business List beat Canara Bank by six wickets and entered the semi-final of the Suntan Cup Cricket Tournament at the Vinay Marg ground. Ravi Uniyal was named the man of the match.

Scores: Canara Bank: 141 for 9 in 25 overs (Arun Jain 44, Jai Singh Bisht 38, Subodh Badola 3 for 23, Kuldeep 2 for 21).

PBL: 143 for 4 in 23 overs (Ravi Uniyal 73 n o, Harinder Rawat 42, Arun Jain 2 for 23, Jai Singh Bisht 2 for 26).

TER down Delhi metro

Ter downed Delhi Metro by five wickets in the Star Alliance Six-a-Side Cricket Tournament at the Bhagat Singh College ground.

In other matches, EXL beat Star TV by 38 runs, New Zealand b KPMG by 13 runs, E-Fund b HT by 17 runs, GE Capital b NIIT by five wickets, KPMG b Delfi by nine runs, Star TV b TOI by six wickets, LG b Nucleus by 28 runs and Bilt b Alkatel by five wickets.

Essex Farms win

Essex Farms defeated Delphi by five wickets in the Eventus Cricket Tournament at the Vinay Marg ground.

Scores: Delphi: 103 all out in 13.3 overs (Amit Sareen 45, Ashok Kumar 22, Rohit Mehra 6 for 20, Sunil Kumar 2 for 3). Essex Farms: 104 for 5 wickets in 15.3 overs (Ravi Lekhi 42, Anil Malhotra 24, Amit Sareen 2 for 11).


Chirag, Raghav shine in Hans Raj’s victory
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, November 18
Strokefilled half centuries by Chirag Paul (69 n o, 8x4, 85b) and Raghav Pandey (65, 8x4, 57b), and deadly off-break bowling by Honey Garg (4 for 14) enabled Hans Raj College beat IGIPESS College by 15 runs in the Inter-College Cricket Tournament at the Khalsa College ground.

Chirag Paul and Raghav Pandey put on 138 runs for the sixth wicket.

Scores: Hans Raj College: 236 for 6 in 40 overs (Chirag Paul 69 n o, Raghav Pandey 65, Sushil Kumar 20, Arun Tehlan 2 for 33, Akash Gehlot 2 for 48).

IGIPESS: 80 in 27.3 overs (Akash Gehlot 20, Honey Garg 4 for 14, Jagjeet Singh 3 for 18, Abhinav Bali 2 for 3).

PGDAV College defeated Ram Lal Anand College by three wickets at the University ground.

Scores: Ram Lal Anand: 185 for 9 in 40 overs (Mayank 45, Sumit Punia 23, Himanshu 24, Hanumant Sukhija 3 for 29). PGDAV College: 187 for 7 in 37.2 overs (Varun Lolat 75, Manish Arora 24 n o, Shokeen 3 for 22).


Salwan girls win, boys lose in volleyball tourney
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, November 18
Hosts Salwan School had mixed luck in the seventh Salwan Inter-School Volleyball Tournament, which was inaugurated by school principal Vandana Puri in the presence of Salwan boys principal Mrs A Sharma when their girls won and boys lost.

In the boys section, Salwan lost to Army Public School 20-25, 25-18, 8-15 while Mira Model School beat Mamta Modern School 25-13, 25-16.

In the girls section, Salwan (afternoon) defeated Dayanand Model School 25-20, 25-19 while DAV Public School, Shalimarbagh defeated Miral Model School 25-18, 25-19.


DBA to hold ‘Talent Search Contest’
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, November 18
The Delhi Badminton Association (DBA) will hold a ‘Talent Search Contest’ in association with Indian Oil to identify promising players and then give them the necessary facilities to enable them realise their true potential.

The contests will be held at the DDA Siri Fort Sports Complex from November 26 to 28, at the New Era Public School (Mayapuri) from December 3 to 5, at the Ludlo Castle badminton hall near Kashmere Gate from December 10 to 12 and the Indira Gandhi indoor stadium from December 15 to 17.

The competitions will be open to girls and boys in three categories—Class 111 to 1V, Class V to VI and Class VII to VIII..

DBA president Vinod Dhawan said entries will close on November 24 at the Siri Fort Complex, at the New Era School on Dec. 1 and at the Ludlo Castle hall on Dec 8. He said a panel of former internationals, headed by Dinesh Khanna, will select a group of 6 to 8 children, and they will be provided free coaching. Indian Oil and Fun and Food Village are the sponsors of the event.

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