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76,000 kids given pulse polio drops in Noida
Our Correspondent

Noida, May 24
About 35 per cent children were given pulse polio drops during the fourth phase of the pulse polio campaign yesterday.

At 512 booths some 76,785 kids were given pulse polio drops here as against a target of over 2.18 lakh children fixed by the department.

It is learnt the number of those who brought their children at booths was even less than those who came last time. Last time some 91,000 kids had been given pulse polio drops at booths.

According to the Deputy CMO, Dr R. C. Gaur, some 37,748 kids had taken polio drops at Noida’s 250 booths, 19,000 in Bisarakh and 17,000 in Dadri.

Dr Gaur said from May 24 onwards some 409 teams would start a door-to-door campaign to administer pulse polio drops to young ones up to five years’ age.

In all 220 teams in Noida, 122 in Bisarakh and 67 in Dadri had been deployed. Some 59 supervisors in Noida, 35 in Bisarakh and 21 in Dadri will oversee the campaign.

Even senior officers have been deployed for monitoring the programme so that no resistance is faced in sensitive areas.


Guru Harkishan School lift cricket title
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, May 24
An all-round performance by Harpreet Singh (30 and 4 for 18) and a classic century by Amit Ghuman (111, 15x4, 4x6) helped Guru Harkishan Public School (GHPS), Vasant Vihar defeat Ramjas Academy by 100 runs in the final of the Maharaja Ranjit Singhji Under-15 Cricket Tournament on the GHPS ground.

The prizes were distributed by GHPS principal S.S. Minhas.

Harpreet Singh, Amit Ghuman and Sandeep Bisht were adjudged the best all-rounder, best batsman and best bowler respectively.

Scores: GHPS: 198 for 4 in 30 overs Amit Ghuman 111, Nitin 40, Harpreet Singh 30, Manoj 2 for 31). Ramjas Academy: 98 all out in 24 overs (Viswas Sehrawat 28,Harpreet Singh 4 for 18, Sandeep Bisht 2 for 18).


Yashpal stars in Sonnet’s victory
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, May 24
A debonair knock of 143, off just 97 balls with the aid of ten boundaries and as many sixes by Yashpal, helped Sonnet Club trounce K N Colts by 143 runs and entered the quarter-final of the Lala Raghubir Singh Hot Weather Cricket Tournament on the Modern School ground.

Scores: Sonnet Club: 317 for 6 in 40 overs (Yashpal Singh 143, Mayank Sidana 73, 9x4, 86b, Arun Choudhary 2 for 69). K N Colts: 174 all out in 36.3 overs (Mukesh Dewan 35, 2x4, 3x6, 23b; Aprajit Singh 25 n o, Gursharan Singh 21, Vikrant Yadav 3 for 28, Deepak Joon 3 for 29).

Yashpal Singh was named the Reebok man of the match.

Tuesday’s fixture: Madras Club vs S.G.Meerut.

Gaurav Bhatia hits century

A strokeful century by Gaurav Bhatia (119, 14x4, 2x6) and an unbeaten 95 by Robin Singh (12x4, 3x6) and deadly bowling by left-arm spinner Saurabh Nischal (5 for 35) enabled Bharat National Academy defeat National Stadium by nine wickets in an Under-15 match.

Scores: National Stadium: 235 for 8 in 40 overs (Girish Kumar 59, Akshay Sharma 36, Nitin Pathak 34, Saurabh Nischal 5 for 35). Bharat National: 236 for 1 in 36.1 overs (Gaurav Bhatia 119, Robin Singh 95 n o).

Kunal Nagpal excels

An attacking batting display by Kunal Nagpal (90, 63b) helped United Delhi Cricket Academy defeat Saint Lawrence School, Geeta Colony by six wickets in the eighth Little Masters Under-14 Cricket Trophy Cricket Tournament. Kunal was adjudged the man of the match.

Scores: Saint Lawrence School: 172 all out in 33 overs (Mayur 51, Varun Anand 2 for 23, Ishan Bhatia 2 for 29). Delhi Academy: 176 for 4 (Kunal Nagpal 90, Varun Anand 30, Mayur 2 for 15).


Lalit Choudhary hits ton
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, May 24
Lalit Choudhary hit a facile century (116, 20x4, 3x6) as Crifit Academy defeated Ravindra Public School by 128 runs in a league match of the Sharma Sports Under-19 Cricket Tournament on the Yamuna Complex ground.

In the second match, Poorvi Delhi Academy beat Gyan Bharati by five runs and entered the semi-final. Neeraj Tiwari was named the man of the match.

Scores: Crifit: 251 for 5 in 30 overs (Lalit Choudhary 116, Anuj Kumar 59, Vipul Gupta 3 for 35). Ravindra 123 (Hemant Singh 72, Arun Singh 38, Rahul Gahlot 31, Naveen Kumar 3 for 15). Poorvi Delhi: 171 for 6 in 35 overs (Chetan Bisht 67, Robin Bisht 35, Ganesh Sharma 29, Karan Kapoor 3 for 26, Abhishek Jeneja 3 for 19).



IGPSL, DDA record facile wins in DSA League
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, May 24
Indraprastha Generation Power Supply Ltd (IGPSL)/BESE trounced Airport Authority of India (AAI) 5-2 in Group B of an A Division match of the DSA Institutional Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium on Monday.

In a Group A match of A Division, the Delhi Development Authority(DDA) defeated Bank of India 4-0. In the first match, IGPSL led by 3-0 at half time. Mohd Aslam struck first in the 13th minute, and then Vikram Bhandari slotted in two quick goals in the 17th and 19th minutes to complete the half time scoring.

On resumption, S Thakran and Vikram Bhandari enhanced the lead of the winners while R Charles and E Ekka reduced the margin for the AAI.

DDA toyed with Bank of India with inside-right Michael Raj scoring three goals (no hattrick) and Ashok Kumar chipping in with the other goal.

In Group B, All India Institute of Medical Sciences(AIIMS) defeated Central Secretariat 3-1. For AIIMS, all the three goals were scored by Manoj to register a hattrick. Pradeep scored the lone goal for Central Secretariat.

Tuesday’s fixtures: Central Excise and Customs vs DDA (4 pm); Northern Railway vs Oriental Bank (5.15 pm)—Ambedkar Stadium..

Thoi Chanu bags silver in Asian Taekwondo

Thoi Binao Chanu of India won a silver medal in the 16th Asian Taekwondo Championship held at Seongnam indoor stadium, Seoul (Korea) from May 20 to 23.

Chanu lost to Zong Shaojuan of China narrowly in the light weight final to settle for the silver. She is employed with the Central Reserve Police Force.


Gurpreet, Puneet Anand guide Gold Star to victory
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, May 24
Fine performances by Gurpreet Singh (53) and Puneet Anand (3 for 25) helped Gold Star Academy defeat Shanti Academy by 38 runs in a league match of the second Cambridge Foundation Under-19 Summer League Cricket Tournament on the Cambridge School ground. In the second match, deadly bowling by Sumit Kumar (5 for 23) helped Remal Club defeat Tagore Public School by 54 runs. 

Scores: Gold Star: 184 all out in 27.5 overs (Gurpreet Singh 53, Kunal Dobal 39, Neeraj Bansal 34, Amit Kumar 6 for 33). Shanti Academy: 146 all out in 29.3 overs (Praveen Pawar 73, Soaib Prasad 37, Puneet Anand 3 for 25, Amarjeet Singh 3 for 26, Kunal Dobal 2 for 27).

Remal Club: 204 for 9 in 30 overs Kuldeep Kumar 50, Sunil Dabas 40, Dhruv Shikhar 4 for 31). Tagore School: 150 all out in 24.3 overs (Mohit Kumar 55, Rahul Rathore 4 for 18, Sumit Kumar 5 for 23).

Delhi Police move up

Half centuries by Sanjay Lohia and Harvinder and an all-round display by Sanjay Verma (38, 3 for 19) helped Delhi Police beat Sumit Dogra Academy by 85 runs and entered the quarter-final of the third I D Paul Memorial Cricket Tournament on the Apex Public School ground.

Sanjay Lohia was named the man of the match.

Scores: Delhi Police: 236 all out in 29.5 overs Harvinder Singh 54, Sanjay Lohia 64, Sanjay Verma 38, Arun Choudhary 3 for 14, Namit Jain 4 for 58). Dogra Academy: 151 all out in 23.3 overs (Mayank Sethi 40, Sanjay Verma 3 for 19, Dinesh Singh 3 for 44, Devender Singh 2 for 57).

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