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193 cases registered at free cancer detection camp
Our Correspondent

Panipat, December 15
As many as 193 cases were registered at a free cancer detection camp at Anand Nursing Home conducted by Rotary Club, Panipat, in joint operation with Dharmshila Cancer Hospital, Delhi, in association with Panipat Refinery which concluded here on Sunday evening.

Mr A.K. Malhotra, General Manager (GM), (Projects), Panipat Refinery, while inaugurating the camp lauded the role of Rotary Club with respect to community service programmes such as pulse polio, health camps, cancer detection camps etc.

Mr Malhotra disclosed that previously the club created awareness on pulse polio drive in which about 4000 Muslim families were benefited. The GM also appreciated the donation of X-ray machine by Rotary Club to the Khel Bazar TB Clinic on this occasion.

Referring to a large number of 7,000 labourers coming in view of the ongoing mega projects of Panipat refinery expansion and petrochemical complex, Mr Malhtora said all efforts were being taken in the direction of safety, health and hygiene. Strict compliance of wearing safety helmet and safety shoes to be followed by all those working at the refinery expansion site and the petrochemical complex site. Care is being taken for workers working at heights by way of providing safety belt, fall arrester and above all a safety net below. He hoped such more programmes would be conducted by Rotary Club in other areas also for the benefit of the community at large, he added.

Mr Rajesh Goel, Shah Hospital, Kaithal, conducted the tests and X-rays which were done totally free of cost of the registered persons.


Neetu Kumari leaps to new record
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, December 15
Neetu Kumari of Miranda House bettered her own triple jump record when she cleared 11.14 metres to rewrite her own record of 11.04 metres in the Delhi University Inter-College Athletic Meet for men and women at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Monday. Rachana Sharma of Miranda House took the silver while Amrita Bisht of Kamla Nehru accounted for the bronze.

Neetu Kumari also won the silver medal in high jump with an effort of 1.48 metres. Amrita Bisht of Kamla Nehru soared to 1.48 metres to lift the high jump gold. The bronze went to Rachna Sharma.

Sushma of Lakshmibai College posted 2:19.4 secs to win the women’s 800m gold. She was followed by Kiran of Miranda and Geeta of Daulat Ram. Rachna Sharma of Miranda accounted for her third medal when she emerged the fastest woman of the meet with a time of 12.51 secs in the 100m. Neetu Kumari and Pavneet Kaur of Jesus and Mary claimed the silver and bronze, respectively.

Hira Lal of Shri Aurobindo College emerged the fastest in the men’s section when he clocked 11.22 secs in the 100m. He was followed by Amit of IGIPESs and Amit Sharma of SGTB Khalsa. Mukesh Kumar of PGDAV posted a time of 33:48.51 secs to win the gold in the 10,000. Sunil Kumar of Moti Lal Nehru and Bansi Lal of Aurobindo won the silver and bronze, respectively.

Sunil of Dyal Singh College (Morning) hurled the javelin to 64.70m to bag the gold while Dinesh Pal of Ramjas and Manoj of Ramlal Anand won the silver and bronze.

Shyam Sunder of Aurobindo measured a distance of 14.73 metres to win the triple jump gold, Anil Sharma fo SGTB Khalsa and Sarabjeet of Ramjas accounted for the silver and bronze, respectively.

Mukesh Kumar of Motilal Nehru finished first in the 800m with a time of 2:00.65. Deepak of Ambedkar and Sandeep Nath of Motilal Nehru took the silver and bronze, in that order. Kuldeep of Ramjas brooked no hurdles on his way to the 400m hurdles gold with a time of 1:00.3 secs. Manmohan of PGDAV and Manvir Singh of Aurobindo annexed the silver and bronze respectively.


Holy Heart rout Apex School
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, December 15
Defending champions Holy Heart School, Aizawal (Mizoram) routed Apex Public School, Delhi 3-0 in a quarter-final match of the under-14 Subroto Mukherjee Cup Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium on Monday.

Lanunpuia was the star of the match, scoring all the three goals. The Mizo team have also qualified for the semi-final of the under-17 group.

In another quarter-final match, Army Boys BRC, Danapur edged past St. Ignatious School, Gumla 2-1. Karamchand Topo and Abhijeet scored for Army Boys after Karamchand Topo had put St. Ignatious in the lead.

Namchi Sports Hostel, Sikkim bowed out after being held goalless by BKSP. BKSP qualified on a better goal difference.

Tuesday’s fixtures: Sri Kamlakar Chaubey Vidyapeeth vs Bangladesh Krira Protishthan (1.30 pm); North Bongaigaon School vs Govt Model School, Chandigarh (3 pm)—Ambedkar Stadium.


Top players for Asian Kabaddi Championship
Our Sports Reporter

Sonepat, December 15
Three top Kabaddi players from Sonepat district will participate in the senior and junior Asian Kabaddi Championship being held in Malaysia from December 18 to 21.

According to a report, the selected players are Neer Gulia and Rajinder Gulia of Purkhas village, who will take part in the senior Asian Kabaddi Championship. Sanjeev of Shekhpura village will participate in the junior Asian Kabaddi Championship. Sanjeev had stood third in the second Rural National Kabaddi championship held in Delhi in November last, while Neer Gulia had bagged the gold medal at the 14th Asian event. 


Salwan Boys enter semi-finals
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, December 15
Salwan Boys defeated Poorvi Delhi Academy by 27 runs and entered the semi-final of the Kehar Singh Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Vikaspuri ground.

Scores: Salwan Boys: 134 for 8 in 30 overs (Yogesh Nagar 43, Anshul Gupta 35, Chetan Bisth 3 for 36).

Poorvi Delhi Academy: 107 all out in 25.2 overs (Robin Rawat 30, Yogesh Nagar 3 for 22).

Sumeet Dogra win

Sumeet Dogra Academy drew with Aviva XI in the two-day match of the Aviva Young Achiever (Under-13) Cricket Tournament at the Sumit Dogra Academy ground.

Scores: Aviva XI (1st innings): 120 for 8 in 64 overs (Mahesh Prasad 41, Jerry 39, Divesh Singh 6 for 49). Second innings: 85 for 4 in 60 overs (Mahesh Prasad 27, Raghav Kakkar 3 for 5).

Sumeet Dogra (1st innings): 246 for 2 in 52 overs (Himanshu Rawat 92 n o, Rajeev Gupta 128 n o, D. Singh 35).


National CBSE Volleyball Championship
Tribune News Service

Faridabad, December 15
The semi-finals line up of the boys and girls section of the ongoing Third CBSE National Volleyball Championship at DAV School grounds here is ready.

The teams (boys) reaching the semi-finals include the host school (DAV School), St John’s Senior Secondary School, Meerut, Shivalik Public School, Chandigarh and Shri Shah Satnamji School Sirsa. In the girls’ section B. S. Mootha girls Senior School, Chennai Bal Bhawan Public School, Delhi, Sh Shah Satnamji School, Sirsa and DAV School, Vishakhapatnam. The semi-finals are to be played late evening today and the finals will be played tomorrow. It may be recalled that the four-day tournament got off on December 13, in which about 40 teams from the country are taking part. 


The achiever
Nitin Saini notches up highest runs for Haryana
A. Gulati

Rohtak, December 15
Amidst Abhijit Kale’s episode and plethora of international as well domestic cricket, the feat of a youngster from Rohtak, deserving accolades, remain unnoticed.

The sufferer on this count is the captain of Haryana under-15 cricket team Nitin Saini, who achieved the distinction of emerging highest run getter in North Zone this season. He led the side with an example by scoring 459 runs in four matches of the inter-state under-15 cricket tourney recognised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

Nitin- a student of local Vaish School, who also dons keeper’s gloves, scored a century besides surpassing half century mark four times in eight innings of the tournament this season while opening the innings for Haryana. His string of scores comprised 15 and 54 runs against Jammu and Kashmir, 43 and 54 against Punjab, 102 and 44 against Himachal Pradesh and 58 and 89 against Delhi. In Haryana’s encounter against Delhi, Nitin gave outstanding performance behind the stumps too by accepting four catches in his gloves. It is not for the first time that this promising youngster has excelled. Last year also, he impressed by emerging the top scorer for Haryana with 201 runs to his credit from four matches of under-15 tournament.

Born on October 28, 1988, Nitin played his first recognised tournament at the age of eleven, when he represented Haryana in under-14 championship and scored 39 runs against Himachal Pradesh at Bilaspur. In the next session (2001-2002), he went on to score 71 and 35 runs against Himachal Pradesh and Delhi respectively.

The game of cricket runs into the blood of Nitin Saini, as his father Ranbir Singh, presently employed in a nationalised bank, had also represented Haryana in under-22 tourney as an off spinner and a batsman. Unfortunately, Ranbir could not play in the final eleven in Ranji Trophy for Haryana despite being in the squad in 1990. Understandably, he inculcated the basic cricketing skills in Nitin, which are further being ameliorated by his coaches Ashwani Kumar and Mahipal Singh. Ashwani - a former Haryana cricketer and currently coach of the Haryana Ranji team, thinks positive about Nitin. “The lad is capable of giving consistent performance,” said Ashwani while describing the landmark achievement by Nitin this season. Like every youngster, Nitin aspires to play cricket for India.


Laxman School move up
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, December 15
Laxman School defeated Razzak High School, Bangladesh by 64 runs in the Laxman Memorial Under-19 Cricket Tournament at the Laxman Public School ground.

Scores: Laxman School: 234 (Manish Sharma 80, Saifuddin 2 for 38). Razzak School: 170 (S. Islam 43, Saifuddin 29, K. Dhudhani 3 for 23, P. Grewal 2 for 37, D. Sood 2 for 26).

HDFC Bank win

HDFC Bank defeated Hewlett Packard by seven wickets in the D G Phadkar Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Teri Oval.

Scores: Hewlett Packard: 142 for 7 (S. Menon 53, Rawat 25, N. Bansal 2 for 29). HDFC Bank: 143 for 3 (M. Singh 55, Vinay Kumar 52 n o, Virender Bhoj 25).


Vizzy Trophy meeting
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, December 15
A meeting of the Vizzy Trophy Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India will be held in Mumbai on Tuesday to finalise the programme for the Vizzy Trophy Tournament under the chairmanship of former Board secretary Narhari Amin.

Other members of the committee are: Dr S S Sareen, Mr Pardeep Chauhan, Mr V Jagannathan, Prof. Dayanand Dongaonkar and Dr U K Andre. BCCI joint secretary R S Shetty is the convenor of the meeting.


I G Stadium annex Prem Lata Trophy
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, December 15
Indira Gandhi Stadium defeated Air Sahara in the final of the third C L Gupta Memorial Cricket Tournament for the Prem Lata Trophy at the Mohan Meakin ground. The final could not be played due to a wet ground, and the winners were decided through ‘tie-breaker’. 

Sumit Dogra, Kapil Mehta and Pankaj Joshi were declared the best batsman, best bowler and man of the tournament respectively. Vipin Bhardwaj got the man of the match award.


DM suspends sarpanch for irregularities
Our Correspondent

Jhajjar, December 15
The sarpanch of Sondhi village has been placed under suspension on the charges of irregularities and misuse of his powers.

According to the official press note, the District Magistrate, Mr Mohinder Kumar, suspended the sarpanch, identified as Prabhu, under Section 51(B) of Panchayati Raj Act.

The District Magistrate also disqualified a panch of Kasar village for having more than two children.

The suspended person, identified as Pradeep Kumar, a member of the panchayat from ward no. 10 was disqualified as per Section 177 of the Panchayati Raj Act.

HVP accuses CM of misleading youths

The general-secretary of the youth wing of the HVP, Mr Kultaj Singh, accused the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, of misleading the youths by making hallow promises of creating 50,000 new government jobs in the state.

Mr Kultaj Singh was addressing a worker meeting in Beri. The HVP leader claimed that the youths will not be misled by such “hallow and false promises” and were determined to dethrone the anti-people government of the INLD.

The party workers later took out a protest march in the town and handed over a memorandum to the Tehsildar, addressed to the Governor.

The memorandum accused the ruling party of neglecting the Beri Assembly constituency.

The memorandum stated that the entire area was reeling under the shortage of electricity and drinking water. It said that the constituency was being neglected was clear from the fact that all the road and streets were in a dilapidated condition.

The HVP requested the Governor to make adequate arrangements for electricity, water and repair of road, streets etc so that the local people could get some respite.

It expressed concern at the rising crime rate in the area. He also demanded a check in the activities of anti-social elements by directing the government in this regard.

Jan Jagran campaign

Holding the state government responsible for neglect of Jhajjar district in terms of development, the BJP national secretary, Mr Om Parkash Dhankar, said that the region should be developed on the Gurgaon pattern.

Addressing public meetings in Jahajgarh, Chhuckakwas and some other villages as part of the ongoing ‘Jan Jagran’ campaign of the party, he said the long-standing demand of the residents of the district for better railway facility, could not be fulfilled as the Member of Parliament from the area failed to forcefully put up the demand in the Parliament.

He said that the NDA government led by Mr Vajpayee had a number of achievements to its credit as far as development policies, especially for the farmers, are concerned.

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