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Homoeopathic drug to cure allergy from house dust
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 28
Making basic research its focal area, one of the leading companies engaged in the manufacture of homoeopathic medicines — SBL world class homoeopathy — has come up a new range of new medicines.

“Ours is a three tier research emphasis. On one hand we are giving basic research its due importance and are working on those medicines which have not existed so far,’’ said the head of the marketing division of the SBL, Mr Rajneesh Chandan, while talking to The Tribune here today.

The R&D wing of the company has come up with the medicine made from house dust to cure allergies caused by the house dust. Having completed its trial stage, the company is waiting for procuring the manufacturing license. The company, which claims to be the only homeopathic company in India with an ISO 9001:2000 certificate and having a research and development unit recognised by the ministry of science and technology, has also come up with a homoeopathic kit comprising of 25 medinices. Costing Rs 350, it can last up to four years and comprises all medicines, needed for day-to-day ailments.

“Research is going on in evolving a medicine for AIDS while we are on the final trial stages for making the medicine for enlarged prostrate available in the market,’’ remarked the marketing head.

“Our equally defined focus is on developing new homeopathic formulations by taking two or more existing medicines and also finding new uses of the already existing products,’’ said Mr Chandan.


Orissa, Delhi win gateball titles
Chandigarh girls beat Gujarat to win bronze
Amardeep Bhattal
Tribune News Service

Gurjaspreet Kaur, who was the top scorer for Chandigarh in the girls semifinal against Delhi
Gurjaspreet Kaur, who was the top scorer for Chandigarh in the girls semifinal against Delhi in the National Gateball Championship in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photo

Chandigarh, June 28
Orissa emerged deserving winners in boys gateball, mauling Haryana 25-10 while in the girls section Delhi managed to overcome stiff resistance from Haryana before winning 4-3 in an exciting tussle for supremacy as curtains were rung down on the third National Gateball Championship and the National Woodball Championship at the Panjab University grounds here this evening.

Earlier, the Chandigarh girls team won the third position through a comfortable 13-6 victory over Gujarat after having lost the semifinal to Delhi 8-15. Gurjaspreet Kaur, a tenth standard student of St Anne's Convent School, Sector 32, emerged as the highest scorer for Chandigarh in the semifinal, which the host team lost to Delhi. In the clash for the third position, she again contributed three points.

There was no stopping the Orissa boys, who set up a record of sorts by notching up the maximum number of 25 points possible in a gateball tie. Manoranjan, Ajaz, Biswaranjan, Satish, and Amitabh scored five points each to chalk out a dream victory over a hapless Haryana.

For Punjab it was indeed an unlucky day as both the men's and girls teams lost by an identical one-point margin. First the boys team were knocked out of contention for a semifinal berth by Haryana who won by a wafer-thin 8-7 margin and then the girls team went down fighting to Maharashtra 10-11. In the Punjab-Haryana girls tie, Sunita was the team's highest scorer with three points.

For Haryana, Anya, Monica and Ridu scored two points each. In the men's gateball clash between Punjab and Maharashtra, Harmanjot with three points was the top scorer for the losers. Karamveer Kaur, a member of the Chandigarh women's gateball team, was the highest scorer in the tie against Himachal Pradesh which the hosts won 7-6.

The second women's gateball semifinal in which Haryana beat Gujarat 23-7 was a one-sided affair as Rekha, Seema, and Seema went on the rampage scoring five points each.

The fight for the bronze between Chandigarh and Gujarat saw the former displaying complete dominance. The Chandigarh team comprised Rinku Kaur, Pawandeep Kaur, Gurjaspreet Kaur, Karamveer Kaur, Mridula Garg and Sonali Sharma.

In the woodball nationals, Maharashtra won the girls title with 156 points while Delhi and Punjab stood second and third respectively.

In boys woodball, Maharashtra were crowned champions with a tally of 228 points while Uttar Pradesh and Chandigarh finished second and third, respectively.

The Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University, Dr VK Pathak, presided over the closing ceremony.

A cultural programme by a Nihang troupe was the highlight of the concluding function.

The results: Women's gateball : Haryana b Punjab 8-7; Chandigarh b Himachal 7-6; Semifinals : Delhi b Chandigarh 15-8; Haryana b Gujarat 23-7; Third/fourth position: Chandigarh b Gujarat 13-6; Final : Delhi b Haryana 4-3.

Men's gateball: Maharashtra b Punjab 11-10; Final: Orissa b Haryana 4-3. Woodball (girls): 1 Maharashtra, 2. Delhi, 3 Punjab. Boys : 1 Maharashtra, 2 UP, 3 Chandigarh.


Team championship for Chandigarh Golf Club
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, June 28
Chandigarh Golf Club bagged the team championship in the Inter Club Golf Tournament held at Forest Hill Golf and Country Club, near Nayagaon village. There were in all 50 participants from Chandigarh Golf Club, CGA Golf Range, Panchkula Golf Club, Shivalik Golf Club, Black Elephant Golf Club, Patiala, Jahan Khela Golf Club, Hoshiarpur, Army Golf Club, Ambala and Forest Hill Golf Club.

Results: Team winners: Chandigarh Golf Club: Sagar Bhatia, Vaibhav Mehan, Tarun Lehal and Abhijit Chadha.

Runners-up: Forest Hill Golf and Country Club: IPS Mann, Jaspreet Sandhu, Prashant and Mandeep Sandhu. Best Gross - Jaskirat Dullet (Black Elephant Golf Club, Patiala)

Best nett: Tarun Lehal 44 Points (Chandigarh Golf Club). Longest drive- IPS Mann 305 yards, (Forest Hill Golf Club); Nearest to the pin 7’ 2” - Mr Puneet Sehgal, Panchkula Golf Club.

Table tennis tournament

The second Kishan Lal Memorial North Zone Open Table Tennis Tournament will be held from July 2 to 4 at the Table Tennis Hall, Sector 23. Top ranked players of Punjab, Haryana, HP and Delhi are likley to take part. Matches will be played in men singles, women’s singles and junior sections.This tournament has been organised by the DAV Public School, Sector 8 under the aegis of Chandigarh Table Tennis Association. Entries close with Mr Rajeev Kaushal at TT hall, Sector 23, or Ms Saroj Kaushal at DAV Public school, Sector 8 by July 1.


PWA members repose faith in Kartar Singh
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, June 28
Office-bearers and executive members of the Punjab Wrestling Association denied reports that Mr Kartar Singh had been removed from the
post of president of the Punjab Wrestling Association.

The meeting attendedby as many as 26 members, including office-bearers from all over the state observed that certain unscruplous elements were trying to tarnish the image of the association by spreading rumours in this regard.

The meeting held at the Dara Studio, Mohali, passed a resolution reposing faith in Mr Kartar Singh as president and Mr Sohan Singh as secretary-general.

The meeting was attended by Mr Gurmej Dhillon, Mr Hari Singh (Ropar), Mr Hardial Singh and Mr Hargobind Singh ( both Faridkot), Mr Resham Singh (Mansa), Mr Harbhajan Singh (Patiala), Mr Jorawar Singh (Hoshiarpur), Mr Sukhdev Singh (Nawanshahr), Mr PR Sondhi (Kapurthala), Mr Virpal Singh (Gurdaspur), Mr Tajinder Pal Gill (Ludhiana), Mr Kartar Singh, Mr Dalbir Singh and Mr Baljinder Singh (all Jalandhar), Mr Balraj Singh, Mr Jaswant Singh and Mr Ranjit Singh (both Moga), Mr Abdul Hamid, Mr Davinder Singh (both Sangrur), Mr Balwinder Singh (Muktsar), Mr Didar Singh (Fatehgarh Sahib), Mr Sohan Singh and Mr Nirmal Singh (both Amritsar), Mr Tajinder Singh (Patiala) and Mr Ravinder Sandhu (Ferozepore).


Panchkula District Cricket XI win
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, June 28
Hosts Panchkula District Cricket XI downed Suratgarh Cricket Academy by seven wickets, to secure a place in the finals of the Pandit Ram Memorial Traingular Cricket Championship being played here at the JR Institute of Cricket Technology, near Barwala. Brief scores: Suratgarh XI: 60 runs all out in 19.4 overs (Yuvraj 18, Arvind Rawat 3 for 21, Karan Malik 2 for six, Mohit Verma 2 for 11).

PDCA XI:64 runs for three in15.1 overs (Vishal Goel 39 n.o., Prayas Panchuri 10, Rajesh Raja 2 for six).

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