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3 lakh administered polio drops
Our Correspondent

Noida, January 12
In the first stage of the pulse polio campaign, 3,05,470 children were administered drops in Gautam Budh Nagar district. In an evaluation meeting held on Sunday, the District Magistrate, L Venketeshwar Lu, warned of action against supervisors found lax in meeting the targets in the pulse polio campaign.

He said an inquiry had been initiated against over a dozen supervisors for making bogus reports. After the receipt of the inquiry reports, action would be taken against the negligent officials. Some of them could even be suspended, the District Magistrate warned.

The Chief Medical Officer, Dr R C Gaur, provided the break-up of the population covered in the first phase of the pulse polio campaign: 76,376 in Besarakh block, 55,625 in Dadri, 49,487 in Dankaur, 38,560 in Javer and 85,420 in Noida town.

However, 16,313 houses were not covered during this campaign as against 10,000 during the last campaign.

“This time we tried to clear the various misgivings in the mind of the people about the anti-polio drops. The campaign will be continued again,” Dr Gaur added.



Shivam hits century in UK World title win
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, January 12
Shivam Sharma slammed a century (110, 10x4), his third in the tournament, and Senam Trikha claimed four wickets for 49 runs to help U. K. Cricket World defeat Bharat National Public School by seven runs and annex the title of the first Nehru Public School Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

Shivam Sharma was named the man of the match as well as the best batsman of the tournament while Sourabh Nischal got the best bowler award.

The best all-rounder award was given to Sameer Khurana. Scores: U.K World: 226 all out in 39.5 overs (Shivam Sharma 110, Jagrit Anand 31, Saurabh Nischal 6 for 27). Bharat National School: 219 all out 39.1 overs (Sameer Khurana 98,Abhishek Sehgal 30, Senam Trikha 4 for 49, Ankit Singh 3 for 22).



Amit Bhandari felicitated
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, January 12
The Chand Khanna Club felicitated their star player Amit Bhandari for his selection to the Indian team for the triangular one-day series being played in Australia.
Chand Khanna Club secretary C K Khanna, who is also the vice-chairman of the National Cricket Academy, and president N. K. Bhatra felicitated Amit Bhandari at an impressive function held in New Delhi.

Amit Bhandari left for Australia to join the Indian team in the triangular series featuring hosts Australia and Zimbabwe.



Rajeev Uniyal steers AIIMS to victory
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, January 12
A compact knock of 92, laced with nine fours and two sixes, by Rajeev Uniyal, and an unbeaten half century by Yogender Negi, helped All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) trounce Young Friends by eight wickets in the Sahibzada Ajit Singh Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce ground at Pitampura. Rajeev Uniyal was declared the man of the match.

Scores:Young Friends: 207 for 9 in 40 overs (Kuldeep Singh 44, Sandeep Malhotra 39, Rajender Bisht 3 for 29, Vijay Arya 3 for 29).

AIIMS: 208 for 2 in 34 overs (Rajeev Uniyal 92, Yogender Negi 54 n o, Rajender Bisht 36 n o, Ishan Bakshi 2 for 17).

Gush Club win in DDCA League

Gush Club defeated Delhi Development Authority (DDA) by nine wickets in an A-I Division match of the DDCA League at the Yamuna Sports Complex ground.

Scores: DDA: 194 for 7 in 30 overs (Suresh Kohli 63, Prateek Kumar 87, Ankur Julka 1 for 16).

Gush Club: 196 for 1 in 27.2 overs (Gursharan Singh 83, 6x4, 2x6; Sebi Kukreja 73 n o, Nikhil Punia 27 n o).

Delhi Wanderors defeated Super Star by 13 runs in an A-II Division match at the RSKP ground.

Scores: Delhi Wanderors: 165 for 9 in 35 overs (Bhupender Singh 38, Mayank Jain 24, Rajesh Sharma 3 for 30).

Super Star: 152 for 8 in 35 overs (Devender Singh 24, Sushil Kumar 3 for 42).

Dronacharya lose

DPS, Ghaziabad defeated Dronacharya Cricket Foundation (DCF) by three wickets in a limited-over match.

Scores: DCF: 174 for 7 in 40 overs (Amandeep Singh 66, Kartik Abhi 27, Akash Deep 2 for 22, Ambit Sinha 2 for 20, Abhinav Jaitley 2 for 20).

DPS: 175 for 7 in 36.3 overs (Rohan Sehdev 58 n o, Abhideep 24, Prince 3 for 34, Yogesh Godara 2 for 38, Puneet Malhotra 2 for 27).

Sourav stars for Jheel Khuranji

A fine knock of 81 by Sourav Srivastava and all-round performance by Narender Singh (38 and 3 for 28) helped Government School, Jheel Khuranji defeat Rose Wood Academy by 50 runs in the second Rajeev Gandhi Memorial Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the Picnic Hut ground at Ashok Vihar. Narender was declared the man of the match.

Scores: Govt. School, Jheel: 234 all out in 40 overs (Sourav Srivastava 81, Vivek Srivastava 39, Nagender Singh 38, Vivek Goel 4 for 46, Sandeep Bhardwaj 3 for 51).

Rosewood Academy: 184 all out in 34.1 overs (Amit Sharma 44, Mudit Kumar 39, Lalit Gaur 3 for 43, Narender Kumar 3 for 28, Kaif Mohd 2 for 41).



PGDAV enter Bhagat Singh final
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, January 12
PGDAV College defeated College of Vocational Studies (CVS) by seven wickets and entered the final of the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Inter-College Cricket Tournament at the Bhagat Singh College ground.

Scores: CVS: 71 all out in 19 overs (Deepak 25, Tapan 22, Sachin 2 for 11, Manjeet 2 for 6, Karan 2 for 21).

PGDAV: 72 for 3 in 18 overs (Hanumant Singh 32, Manjeet 22, Udam Singh 3 for 21).

Jamia Millia will take on Aurobindo College in the second semi-final.

Hughes beat RAMS

Hughes Software defeated RAMS by five wickets in the 11th Teri Cup Cricket Tournament at the Teri Oval.

Scores: RAMS: 111 for 8 in 25 overs (Vinesh Dutta 16, 3x4; P K Pandija 3 for 28, Rakesh Dhanjan 2 for 13).

Hughes Software: 112 for 5 in 19.1 overs (Praveen Kumar 58, 7x4, Kamal Bhaskar 2 for 10). Praveen Kumar was adjudged the man of the match.

Yogesh, Karan help Sonnet win

All-round performances by Yogesh Nagar (59 and 4 for 24) and Karan Khanna (33 and 4 for 4) helped Sonnet Club defeat Najafgarh Academy by seven wickets in the second Shanty Gyan Niketan Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Najafgarh ground.

Scores: Najafgarh: 157 for 9 in 35 overs (Jetender Pal 45, Gurpreet Namdhari 45, Yogesh Nagar 4 for 24).

Sonnet Club: 158 for 3 in 34 overs (Yogesh Nagar 59 n o, Karan Khanna 33, Gurpreet Singh 2 for 21, Mehtab Ali 1 for 11).

Ravindra School advance

Ravindra Public School defeated St. Lawrence School by eight wickets in a league match of the Little Masters Under-12 Cricket Trophy at the Major Dhyan Chand Sports Complex ground.

Scores: St. Lawrence School: 163 all out in 33 overs (Shatid 76, 14x4, Mandeep Singh 25, 4x4, Karan Singh 5 for 30, Chander Thapa 2 for 3).

Ravindra School: 167 for 2 in 24 overs (Chander Thapa 84 n o, 16x4; Gautam 28, 4x4).

IG Stadium win

Indira Gandhi Stadium Cricket Centre defeated R P Academy by seven wickets and entered the semi-final of the Shakuntala Devi Memorial Under-19 Cricket Tournament at the Yamuna Sports Complex ground.

Scores: R P Academy: 156 for 9 in 40 overs (Rajesh Kumar 64, Jaideep Kumar 35, Vivek Sharma 3 for 25, Sourav Saxena 3 for 28).

I.G.Stadium: 157 for 3 in 30 overs (Raghav Bindra 36, Sourav Saxena 37, Rajat Sharma 29, Arshad Masih 2 for 28).



Ernst and Young record victory in Corporate Challenge tourney
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, January 12
Ernst and Young defeated Rediffusion by 25 runs in a Group E match of the ESPN Star Sports Corporate Challenge Cup Cricket Tournament.

Scores: Ernst and Young: 217 for 5 in 25 overs (Sunil Kumar 75, Avnish 3 for 25, Raj 2 for 41).

Rediffusion: 192 all out in 24.3 overs (Hemant 65, Suresh 2 for 28, Rajesh 2 for 36). Sunil Kumar was named the man of the match.

Hughes defeated Maruti Suzuki in another Group E match. Scores: Hughes: 125 for 9 in 25 overs (Rajan 30, Rajan 5 for 22, Sumit 2 for 0).

Maruti: 70 all out in 17.5 overs (Sudhir 11, Bharat 3 for 24, Naresh 2 for 14). Rajan was adjudged the man of the match.

In Group B, Hero Honda got walkover from Samsung. Enterprise Nexus defeated Microsoft in a Group A match. Scores: Enterprise Nexus: 188 for 6 in 22 overs (Harish 70, Kishore 4 for 30, Rajinder 1 for 15). Microsoft: 136 for 6 in 22 overs (Vineet 44, Naval 3 for 25, Ashok 1 for 35). Harish was adjudged the man of the match.

Hutch defeated Pepsi in a Group D match. Scores: Hutch: 151 for 2 in 19.2 overs (Sumit 50, Parul 4 for 21, Brijesh 4 for 24).

Pepsi: 150 all out in 25 overs (Rajeev 54, Rupender 1 for 23, Sanjeev 1 for 12). Sumit was named the man of the match.

The top two teams from each group will qualify for the quarter-final league.



Koshy draws with Short
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, January 12
Indian International Master Verghese Koshy held top-seeded Grandmaster Nigel Short to a stunning draw in the Commonwealth Chess Championship. In other matches, IM Chandrashekar Gokhale conquered British Grand Master Stuart Conguest while Vishal Sareen shocked Grandmaster Sandipan Chanda in major upsets of the day.

Charudutt Jadhav, the only blind player participating in the championship, caused quite a flutter when he held South African Master David Gluckman to a draw. He has now become the only blind player to draw with an International Master in the history of the Commonwealth Chess Championship.

National champion Surya Sekhar Ganguly settled for a draw with Grandmaster K Sasikiran after a fierce battle.



Madan Lal Academy beat Bahrain
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, January 12
Deadly bowling by Karan Kumar helped Madan Lal Cricket Academy defeat Bahrain Cricket Academy by 23 runs and finished third in the first L G Gulf Cup Under-11 Cricket Tournament.

Scores: Madan Lal Academy: 134 for 5 in 25 overs (Samarth Kumar 45, Rohan 24, Shivina 2 for 36).

Bahrain: 111 for 8 in 25 overs (Sujal Kumar 26, Karan Kumar 5 for 24, Vatsal Kumar 2 for 15).

Cricket Tourney

The Jayanti Devi Aresson Cricket Tournament will be held from January 15 at the Paschim Vihar Sports Complex ground. Entries close with organising secretary Tejender Malhotra on January 14 at 33140226.


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