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Summer toll: Viral diseases stage a comeback
Our Correspondent

Noida, April 12
With the onset of summer viral diseases have started affecting a large number of people.

As a result of lack of preventive measures besides lack of hygienic drinking water and dismal waste management the situation has become grim. Patients suffering from vomiting, loose motion and fever are queuing up before hospitals.

In the government hospital in Sector 30, Noida, 20 patients of diarrhoea were admitted yesterday. While an equal number of patients were already getting lab tests done they were being sent back home with medicines. The situation in the villages of Noida is reported to be even more serious.

But the health department or Noida administration authorities have not taken any measures for stemming these ailments.

Last year, a number of deaths had occurred due to these diseases. It may be recalled that ever since the Noida health officer’s post was abolished two years ago health, sanitation and hygiene in the town have become worse.

The previous Chief Medical Officer, Dr M.A Haq, was also transferred as a result of the controversy arising out of the responsibility of the health portfolio. The Noida authority had claimed to have started a cleanliness and sanitation campaign on a large scale.

But due to the onset of summer rather early this year the authorities have been caught on the backfoot. According to Dr Sunil Kumar of the government hospital, most of the diseases during this season are caused because of impure drinking water and general unhygienic conditions in the town.

Eating cut and exposed fruits and vegetables also causes these ailments. Children and aged people are quickly affected by vomiting and loose motion.


Union Academy annex Joshi hockey trophy
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, April 12
Union Academy drubbed Ganga School 3-1 in the final to annex the inaugural D P Joshi Memorial Inter-School Under-19 Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium on Monday.

Dinesh Verma put Union Academy in the lead but Yudhvir pulled off the equaliser for Ganga before half time. On resumption, Devender Chauhan regained the lead for Union Academy. And just two minutes before the final hooter, Vikas Sharma slotted home the winners’ third goal.

Dinesh Verma was declared the Nirulas man of the final while Yudhvir was adjudged the Reebok man of the tournament.

Guru Harkrishan Public School, Shahdara defeated DAV School, Rohini 9-0 to take the third place. Prashant and Mudit Garg scored two goals each while Aakash Bansal, Yogesh Huda, Ravneet Singh, Yudhisthir and Pankaj scored one goal each.

Sanjeev Bangwal of Union Academy was declared the best goal-keeper, Sunil Kumar of Ganga the best full back, Bharat of Union Academy the best half and Dinesh Verma the best forward. The most promising players’ awards went to Lavneet Singh of Mota Singh, Ravneet Singh of Shahdara and Shobhit Goel of Modern School. Former Olympian Ashok Kumar gave away the prizes.


GHPS to meet Lyallpur Khalsa in hockey final
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, April 12
Guru Harkrishan Public School (GHPS), India Gate will take on Lyallpur Khalsa School, Jalandhar in the final of the second All-India Ajit Singh Gold Cup Hockey Tournament at the National Stadium on Monday.

GHPS trounced Khalsa Senior Secondary School, Ropar 5-1 in the first semi-final. The India Gate school, who led by 2-1 at half time, went on a scoring spree in the second half to record a convincing victory.

Kulbhushan Sharma scored the first and third goals off penalty corners in the 13th and 59th minute, respectively.

Devendra Chand scored the second goal in the 24th minute while Amit Bhargava and Sandeep Antil added the fourth and fifth goals in the last ten minutes of the match. Ranjodh Singh pulled off the lone goal for the Ropar team.

In the second semi-final, Lyallpur Khalsa School, Jalandhar got the better of Khalsa College Senior Secondary School, Amritsar 2-0. Pardeep Kumar and Sanjeev Kumar were the marksmen.

The final will be held on Tuesday at 2.30 p m at the Shivaji Stadium. Khalsa School will take on Khalsa College in the match for the third and fourth position at 11.30 am.

Delhi State Roller Skating

The 33rd Delhi State Open Roller Skating Championship, organised by the Roller Skating School of India, will be held at the RSKP rink, DDA Sports Complex, Pitampura from April 23 to 25.

Entry forms are available with Naresh Sharma and Priti Singh at 23643052, 9818011664. The Delhi State team for the National Roller Skating Championship to be held at Visakhapatnam from May 20 to 25 will be selected on the basis of the performance in the Delhi Open.


Sachin Khurana stars for Malviya Club
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, April 12
A stroke-filled 66, with eight fours, by Sachin Khurana helped Malviya Club defeat Winsom Club by nine wickets in an A Division match of the DDCA League at the Harbaksh Singh Stadium.

Scores: Winsome Club: 148 all out in 32.1 overs (Robin Bisht 39, Pankaj Kumar 32, Sachin Khurana 2 for 10, Anil Kumar 2 for 36).

Malviya Club: 149 for 1 in 23.2 overs (Sachin Khurana 66, Rahul Prashad 40 n o, Subodh Yadav 32).

T N Colts defeated Raghuvir Willowers by nine wickets in an A-I Division match at the RSC ground.

Scores: Raghubir Willowers: 176 for 6 in 30 overs (Umesh Joshi 34, Ramesh Bhatia 34, Vishal Saini 33, Gurjeet Obrai 2 for 36).

T N Colts: 180 for 1 in 24 overs (Navneet Singh 62, Gurjeet Obrai 57 n o, Davender Obrai 51 n o).

DDA defeated United India by nine wickets in an A-I Division match at the Khalsa College ground. Scores: United India: 127 all out in 26.1 overs (Dalchand 28, Satender Kumar 3 for 11, Maharaj Kishan 2 for 19). DDA: 128 for 1 in 19.3 overs (Chander Mohan 70 n o, Prateek Jwala 35 n o).

Lion Kanishka defeated Three Star by 61 runs in an A-II Division match at the University ground.

Scores: Lion Kanishka: 166 all out in 34.4 overs (Amanjeet Singh 40, Sant Ram 30, Raj Gautam 3 for 24, Indu Shekar 3 or 29).

Three Star: 105 all out in 30 overs (Manish Kumar 40, Sant Ram 4 for 23, Vivek Verma 3 for 28).

Tarun Nijhavan hits century

A dashing century by Tarun Nijhavan (100, 18x4) and all-round display by Anshul Garg (63 and 4 for 11) helped St. Marks School, Janakpuri defeat Mont Fort School, Ashok Vihar by 162 runs in the Pankaj Jain Under-14 Cricket Tournament at the Bal Bharati School ground, Pitampura.

Scores: St. Marks: 262 for 4 in 30 overs (Tarun Nijhavan 100, Anshul Garg 63, Mudhir Wadhwa 42, Rohan Arora 2 for 46).

Mont Fort School: 99 all out in 23 overs (Ishant Aggarwal 26, Anshul Garg 4 for 11, Harsh Deep 3 for 13).


Modern School down Amity
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, April 12
Modern School, Barakhamba Road defeated Amity School, Noida by ten wickets in the Turf Youth Cup SG Cricket Tournament at the Modern School ground.

Scores: Amity: 68 in 33.3 overs (Ranveer Gandhi 34, Manan Sharma 4 for 11, Jagrit Anand 4 for 17). Modern School: 71 for no loss in 10.4 overs (Manan 35 n o, Smarth Singh 29 n o).

DAV School move up

DAV School, Shalimarbagh defeated Bharat National Academy by seven wickets in an Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Yamnua Sports Complex ground.

Scores: Bharat Academy: 107 in 34.5 overs (Nakul Chopra 35, Nimeesh 30, Prateek Kumar Surya 3 for 27, Sandeep Kumar 3 for 7).

DAV: 109 for 3 in 31.2 overs (Prateek Kumar 56 n o, Vaibhav Tyagi 33 n o, Dikshant Kumar 3 for 15).

E-Funds beat Vertex

E-Funds defeated Vertex by 58 runs in the CallC Cup Cricket Tournament.

Scores: E-Funds: 217 for 4 in 25 overs (Perminder Negi 51, Sandeep Toshkani 43 n o, Hardeep Singh 40). Vertex: 159 all out in 24.5 overs (Suhail 41, Sushank Khullar 37, Rohan Kapoor 30, Bhupender 3 for 23, Wasim Siddique 3 for 37).


South Delhi Colts advance

New Delhi, April 12
A dashing knock by Sanjay Bambal (45, 1x6, 8x4, 43b) and fiery bowling by Rajender Madan (2 for 12) enabled South Delhi Colts defeat I G Stadium by five wickets in the Om Nath Sood Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce ground, Pitampura.

Scores: I G Stadium: 92 inn 35.3 overs (Pankaj Joshi 27 Farman Ahmed 19, Rajender 2 for 12, Nischal Gaur 2 for 20, Mohit Bagga 2 for 22). South Delhi Club: 96 for 5 in 15.4 overs (Sanjay Bambal 45, Sunil Sudan 25 n o, Tony Singh 4 for 15). Sanjay Bambal was named the man of the match.

NIIT enter semi-final

NIIT defeated NTPC by six wickets to enter the semi-final of the Teri Cup Cricket Tournament at the Siri Fort ground.

Scores: NTPC: 132 for 8 in 25 overs (Deepak 39, Subba Rao 30, Gagan Adalka 2 for 26, Kapil Gupta 2 for 16). NIIT: 132 for 4 in 23.3 overs (Sanjay 54). Sanjay was named the man of the match. OSR


Collage Group beat AIIMS
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, April 12
All-round displays by Sanjay Gill (3 for 28 and 30) and Virender Sharma (3 for 13 and 52) helped Collage Group defeat All India Institute of Medical Sciences by six wickets in the ARBDM Cricket Tournament at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

Scores: AIIMS: 120 in 34.1 overs (Ravi Uniyal 44, John Anthony 30, Virender Sharma 3 for 13, Sanjay Gill 3 for 28). Collage Group: 121 for 4 in 18.5 overs (Rakesh Singh 35, Virender Sharma 52, Sanjay Gill 30, Rajiv Uniyal 3 for 41).


Rajdhani in final

All-round displays by Parmod Bhati (60 and 4 for 35) and Joginder Singh (80 and 2 for 35) helped Rajdhani Sport, Rajouri Garden defeat Gush Club, South Delhi by four wickets and entered the final of the Najafgarh Cricket Tournament at the Najafgarh ground.

Scores: Gush Club: 203 for 9 in 40 overs (Ankur Julka 48, Wilkin Victor 44, Parmod Bhati 4 for 35, Joginder Singh 2 for 35). Rajdhani Sport: 204 for 6 in 34 overs (Parmod Bhati 60, Joginder Singh 80 n o, Ramit Gill 44, Nitin Puniya 3 for 24, Manish Sharma 2 for 39).


SAI to conduct hockey trials

New Delhi, April 12
Trials to select players for the Sports Authority of India-Air India Hockey Academy will be held at the Dhyan Chand National Stadium from April 16 to 18. Ten boys will be selected after the trials for specialised training at the SAI-Air India Academy. Players born on January 1, 1987 are eligible to participate in the trials. Trials on April 16 will start at 6 am. The candidates should be matriculates, and should carry the original certificates with them.

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