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Lata opens electrophysiology dept in Metro Hospital
Our Correspondent

Noida, February 5
Melody queen Bharatratna Lata Mangeshkar gave Noidaites a beautiful gift by formally dedicating to the people Asia’s first electrophysiology department in Metro Hospital here yesterday.

Electrophysiology, according to Dr Parshotam Lal, Chairman of Metro Heart Institute, is helpful in getting rid of heart related ailments at minimum cost and for taking better care of the heart patients.

The melody queen was in Noida to meet her Guruji, Shri Jammu Maharaj, 90, presently undergoing treatment at Metro Hospital. Guruji had blessed his devotee Shishya with good health, long life and popularity after Lata had paid her obeisance to him.

Guru Jammu Maharaj had been admitted to Metro hospital as he had contacted pneumonia in his ashram in Jammu due to intense cold wave.

Presence of Lata Mangeshkar in Metro Hospital had an electrifying effect on the people. All eyes were trying to get a glimpse of the legendry singer and everybody from helper boys, patients, their relatives, and doctors were jostling with each other to steal a glimpse of her and being seen with the living legend who has enthralled billions of people across the globe with her god-gifted magically melodious voice.

Dr Lal said some other hospitals also provide this facility to the convalescing heart patients, but their charges are exorbitant for treatment of heart ailments, which are much beyond what common people can afford. “But at Metro Heat Institute we have made it affordable to the common man,” Dr Lal added.


Madura, Vandana enter doubles final
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, February 5
The second seeded Indian pair of Madura Ranganathan and Vandana Murali defeated compatriots Sandhya Nagaraj and Sandri Gangotri 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (7-4) to enter the girls’ doubles final of the Adidas ITF Junior Tennis Tournament at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association court on Thursday. They will take on the fourth-seeded pair of Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium and Pichittra Thongdach of Thailand in the final. The Belgium-Thai pair stunned top-seeded Indian girls Punam Reddy and Kartiki Bhat 6-2, 6-3.

The boys doubles final will be an all-Indian affair with top-seeded Divij Sharan and Tushar Liberhan setting up the title clash against third-seeded Sanam K Singh and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan. Sharan and Liberhan defeated Chris Eaton of Britain and Navdeep Singh of India, the fourth seeds, at 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 while Sanam and Nedunchezhiyan defeated second-seeded Indian duo of Sumit Gupta and Rupesh Roy 6-2, 6-0.

Boys top seed Divij Sharan also entered the boys singles semi-final, disposing of Sanam K Singh 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-0). In other quarter-final matches, fourth seeded Fasris Khatib of Britain defeated fifth-seeded Navdeep Singh of India 6-4, 6-4 while third seeded Rupesh Roy defeated eighth-seeded Myles Blake of Australia 4-6, 7-5, 6-1. Second seeded Tushar Liberhan defeated sixth-seeded Martin Sayer of Hong Kong 7-5, 6-4.


Shanti Gyan Niketan move up
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, February 5
Shanti Gyan Niketan School, Goyla defeated St. Marks School, Meera Bagh by six wickets to move up in the Ganga School Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the school ground.

Scores: St. Marks: 143 all out in 28 overs (Abhimanyu Paruti 48, Nikhil Mahajan 40, Amanjeet Singh 3 for 22). Shanti Gyan Niketan: 144 for 4 in 29 overs (Dhanij Rathi 64, Kunal Dalal 51, Nikhil 2 for 7).

Bright Club enter semis

An all-round performance by Sumit Narwal (47 and 2 for 16) enabled Bright Club defeat K N Colts by six wickets and entered the semi-final of the fifth Goswami Girdhari Lal Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Kalindi College ground.

Scores: K N Colts: 145 for 9 in 40 overs (Deep Luthra 51, Pardeep Yadav 25, Sumit Narwal 2 for 16, Sanjeev Sani 2 for 14).

Bright Club: 146 for 4 in 27 overs (Vivek Kumar 37, Sumit Narwal 47, Rahul Bhardwaj 2 for 24).

GE Finance win

GE Finance defeated Hero Honda by two runs to bag the Teri Six-a-Side Cricket Tournament. Scores: Hero Honda: 80 in 5 overs. GE: 82 in 4.5 overs.

Delta-Rahat lift title

Delta-Rahat defeated Skyways Box by nine wickets to lift the ACCD Cargo Cricket Tournament at the Airport Authority of India ground.

Scores: Skyways: 132 (Manish Kumar 42, Deepak Luthra 4 for 15, Mukesh Yadav 2 for 12).

Delta-Rahat: 134 for 1 wicket in 23 overs (Mukesh Yadav 57 n o, Vishal Berry 40 no).

Malviya Club lose

Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) defeated Malviya Club by 52 runs and entered the semi-final of the Vashishth Narain Karwaria Cup Cricket Tournament at the Mohan Meakins stadium.

Scores: UPCA: 211 all out in 39.1 overs (Ali Ahmad 57, Anshul Kapoor 37, Jyoti Yadav 32, NeerajChowla 4 for 14).

Malviya Club: 159 in 35.5 overs (Randeep Singh 31, Rohul Prasad 26, Jyoti Yadav 3 for 20, Yogender Singh 2 for 41, Alit Murtaza 2 for 19).


North to meet West in Vizzy Trophy final
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, February 5
North Zone will meet West Zone in the Vizzy Trophy Cricket Tournament final. North Zone defeated East Zone on the basis of their first innings lead at the Jamia Millia ground while West Zone beat South Zone, also on the basis of first innings lead, at the Harbaksh Singh Stadium. The final will be held at the Jamia Milia ground from February 7 to 10.

Scores: North Zone (1st innings): 498 all out in 137 overs. Second innings: 52 for 1 in 24 overs (Sudhir Singh 31 n o, 5x4, Adnan Ali 20 n o, 3x4).

East Zone (1st innings): 277 all out in 102.1 overs (S W Pandas 99, 10x4; Timan Lal Dewangnan 54, 8x4; Vikas Aggarwal 31, Sudhir Singh 2 for 28, Iresh Saxena 2 for 29, Amandeep Singh 2 for 45,Gaurav Tyagi 2 for 69).

West Zone (1st innings): 458 for 4 in 140 overs (Vimal Tandel 172, 19x4, 1x6; Digant Popat 113 n o, 276b, 6x4; Asif Bala 69, 6x4).

Modern School win

Modern School, Barakhamba Road defeated Ramjas School No 2 by 54 runs and entered the semi-final of the R R Gymkhana Inter-School Under-16 R P Jain Trophy Cricket Tournament at the Modern School ground.

Scores: Modern School: 259 for 4 in 40 overs (Manan Sharma 102, Karan Khanna 44, Jagrit Anand 37 n o, Hitesh Kumar 3 for 50, Samarth Singh 45).

Ramjas No 2: 205 for 4 in 40 overs (Vishwas Sehrawat 74, Pradeep Kumar 45, Mohit Malhotra 3 for 32).


Maruti Suzuki Auto Cross Race
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, February 5
The Maruti Suzuki Auto Cross Race will be held from February 6 to 9 at the City Centre, Noida. The three-day event is a skill-driving test wherein drivers negotiate a prescribed course consisting of sharp twists and turns to evaluate their skills in manoeuvring and controlling their cars. More than 150 Maruti car owners are expected to participate in the contest.

The highlight of this year’s Auto-Cross will be the introduction of the ‘The Race of Champions’. Winners of the various categories will be invited to race against each other in two similarly prepared cars—the new Maruti Zen. The qualifying rounds will be held on the first two days and the final on February 8. Fastest 16 cars from the qualifying races will be selected for the quarter-finals..

There will be open entry and invitation for present and past champions. In the general category, there will be four classes.


Five records tumble in Railway athletics
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, February 5
Five new meet records were established in the 51st Northern Railway Athletic Championship at the Karnail Singh Stadium on Thursday.

Baljit Kaur clocked 1:04.7 secs to post a new meet record in the 400m hurdles for women while Rupinder Kaur of Ferozepur Division clocked 24.8 secs to create new record in the 200m women’s race.

Maha Singh established a new record in triple jump while Pushpa clocked 36:42.6 minutes to win the 10,000 final in a new record time.

Rupinder Kaur cleared 5.36 metres to win the women’s long jump with a new meet record distance. Athletes from five divisions of Northern Railway are competing in the championship.

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