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Change lifestyle for cardiac health, say experts
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 5
The US National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Washington, has identified Fortis hospital at Mohali as a nodal centre for clinical trial called STICH (Surgical Treatment of Ischaemic Heart Failure).

Dr Achintya Moulick, Chairman — Cardiovascular Sciences of the hospital restated this at a meeting of the Indian Medical Association here today. Over 150 doctors of the region attended the meeting.

The US National Institute of Health according to Dr Moulick, has recognised, the magnitude of heart failures in the world and specially in India. World-wide, there are almost 22 million heart failure cases and every year another two million new cases are added to this already frightening figure.The best option for heart failure patients is cardiac transplant. However, limitations are due to paucity of donor hearts and ethical issues. In the USA, more than 2,500 heart transplants are done annually whereas the corresponding figures in India for 2003-04 was between 25-30.

Cardiac remodeling has emerged as most accepted surgical alternative to heart transplant in which the shape of the heart is restored to elliptical. “We have been implementing an advanced heart failure programme at our hospital”, Dr Moulick says.

On “Present day lifestyle and heart diseases” Dr Rakesh K. Jaswal, a Senior Cardiologist said, “There is a great need of lifestyle management to combat the growing danger of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). Smoking and dyslipidemia are two major culprits contributing to the alarming growth of CAD in India. We need to pay greater stress on the need for exercise. The most important exercises for the heart are aerobic exercises like walking, jogging, running, swimming, dancing and cycling.”



Ritu of PU shines in gymnastics
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, September 5
International Aerobics player Ritu Aithini of Panjab University, Chandigarh justified her seeding when she stole the show in senior girls section by scoring 16 points to emerge winner in the Individual girls section of the 32nd Chandigarh State Gymnastics Championships which concluded here today at ITBP Gymnasium Hall, Behlana. Mr PP Singh, DIG, ITBP, Chandigarh gave away the prizes. Mala Rawat cornered glory in Senior Rythmic in Ribbon and Ball event. Earlier Dhan Bahadur of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10 and Deepika Rawat of AKS International Public School, Sector 41 were declared all round best gymanst in sub-junior boys and girls section respectively.

Today’ results:

Senior Rythmic; Ribbon: Mala Rawat (PU) 1, Shikha (GGSC-26)2, Kavita (MLSDP-32) 3. Ball: Mala Rawat (PU)1, Shikha (GGSC-26) 2, Nisha (GGSC-26) 3. Club:Shikha 1, Mala 2, Nisha 3, Kavita 3.

Aerobics: Senior:Ritu Aithini (PU)1, Sandhya Bhatt (SDP-32) 2, Nazma (GMSSS-10) 3.

Mixed Pair: Jai Prakash (IDS Infotech) and Ritu (PU, Chd) 1, Purnima and Anand (Both St Stephen’s-45) 2, Bhupinder (ITBP) and Sandhya( SDP-32) 3.

Boys: Trio’s: Bhupinder (ITBP) 1, Vikram Singh ( ITBP) 2, Rakesh Kumar (ITBP)3.

Individual: Chetan Singh (SGGS-26)1, Keshab Paul (ITBP) 2, Jai Prakash (IDS Infotech) 3.

Rythmic: Junior Section: Priyanka (GMSSS-20)1, Surbhi (Bhavan Vidyalya, Sector 27) 2, Deepika (BV-27) 3.

Club: Priyanka (GMSSS-20) 1, Surbhi (BV-27) 2, Mona (MRASS-27) 3. Shweta (St Anne’s-32) 3.

Ball:Priyanka (GMSSS-20)1, Surbhi (BV-27) 2, Kusum (MRASS-27) 3.

Hoop: Vidhya (DAVM-15)1, Mona (MRASS-27) 2, Kusum (MRASSS-27) 3.

All Round Best Gymnast; Priyanka (GMSSS-20) 1, Surbhi (BV-27) 2, Vidhya (DAVM-15) 3.

Junior Girls: Rythmic: All Round Best Gymnast: Priyanka (GMSSS-20)1, Surbhi (BV-27) 2,Vidhya (DAVM-15) 3.

Senior Rythmic:Mala Rawat (PU, Chd)1, Shikha (GGSC-26) 2, Nisha (GGSC-26) 3, Kavita (MLSDP-32) 3.



DAV College win Water polo championship
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, September 5
DAV College, Sector 10, captured the Panjab University Inter-College Water Polo Championship while international swimmer Puneet Rana created three new meet records in various events in the Inter-College Swimming Championship played here today at the PU swimming pool. In the women section, Kirandeep and Gurnoor bagged two gold medals each in various events.

Today’s results:

Water polo (men): DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, b SGGS College, Sector 26, Chandigarh, 6-4 (scorers- DAV-Harpreet 3, Avinash 2, Gurinder Pal Singh 1); Losers-Gurpreet 2, Paras Kalhan1, Dildar Singh 1. Women: 50 metre free style:Gurnoor Kang1, Kirandeep 2, Gurpreet Kaur 3; 800 metre free style; Kirandeep1, Gurnoor , Anisha 3; 200 metre breast stroke; Gurnoor Kang1, Harpreet Kaur 2, Kirandeep 3; 200 metre butter fly stroke: Kirandeep1, Pooja Chauhan 2, Anisha 3.

Men: 100 metre free style:Puneet Rana1, Gurpreet Singh 2,Mohit Sharma 3; 4x100 medlay relay:DAV College1, Panjab University 2, SGGS College, Sector 26, 3; 1500 metre free style; Harpreet Singh 1, Mohit 2, Jashandeep 3; 50 metre free style: Puneet Rana1, Gurpreet Singh 2, Mohit Sharma 3; 200 metre breast stroke: Puneet Rana1, Harpreet 2, Naveen Mann 3; 200 metre butterfly stroke: Harpreet1, Mohit 2, Gurinder 3; 4x100 metre free style relay:DAVC1, SGGSC2, SCD Govt, Ludhiana 3.

Badminton tournament

The MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, surged ahead in the women section and Panjab University Campus, Chandigarh, in the men section in the Panjab University Inter-College Zonal Badminton Tournament played here today at Gymnasium hall.

The results are — Women: GGS Khalsa Kamalpura b Dev Samaj, Ferozepore, 2-0, GNGC, Ludhiana, b MG Khalsa Girls, Kottan 2-0; GNGC, Muktsar, b BAM Khalsa, Garhshankar, 2-0; Punjab Engineering College, Sector 12, Chandigarh b AS College for Women, Khanna 2-0, MCM DAV-36 b GGS Khalsa Women, Kamalpura 2-0, Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana b GNGC, Ludhiana 2-0, PU Campus b GNGC, Muktsar 2-0

Men: AS College, Khanna b DAV, Malout 3-0, DAV, Abohar b GNN, Doraha 3-1, GCM, Sector 11, Chandigarh b BAM Khalsa, Garhshankar 3-0, PEC-12 b DM College, Moga 3-0, GGDSD Sector 32, Chandigarh b DAV, Abohar 3-0, PU Campus b GCM-11, Chd 3-0, DAVC, Chd b AS College, Khanna 3-0.

Swimming championship

The fourth swimming championship will be held at the Panjab University campus swimming pool, Sector 14, on September 11 and 12. The meet is being organised by the State Swimming Association, according to Mr Ashok Sharma, general secretary of the association. Entries close on September 9 at the Government Yoga centre swiming pool, Sector 23-A.



Admn grants relief to flood-hit
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 5
The Chandigarh Administration has granted Rs 50,000 each to kin of those persons who were killed in recent August 3 floods.
The Administration granted a help of Rs 10,000 each to those seven Kishangarh residents whose houses were damaged in the August 3 flood in the village.

They are Mrs Shanti, Sat Pal, Rampal, Chirani, Dhani Ram, Prem Singh and Raja Ram.

The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Arun Kumar, said a financial help of Rs 50,000 each to the kin of the three persons who died in the floods has also been given.

Besides, 38 persons from Kishangarh and 49 from Behlana have also been compensated with Rs 1,000 each for the damage caused to their houses by the flood.

The Deputy Commissioner also announced a Rs 50,000 compensation to the each of the kin of Satpal, Jitender and Kishore — who became victims of a fire in an industry last on Monday.



Power curbs on industrial units
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 5
In view of the reduced hydro-power generation, the Administration has decided to impose several restrictions on industrial units with immediate effect. These include a staggering of weekly off-days for all industrial consumers and daily peak load hour restrictions from 7 pm to 10 pm. Any violation of these restrictions will attract penal action, according to an announcement by the Chief Engineer, UT.

Staggered weeky off days for industrial consumers are as follows:

Monday: Industrial Area-II 66 kv Phase II, Davindra, Industrial -I, BBMB.

Tuesday: Milk Plant, Tribune, Indst-I 66 kv Ph II, Indst.-II BBMB.

Wendesday: Indst -III, Indian Express.

Thursday: Indst.-IV, Needle, and Meter Instruments Factory.

Friday: CSIDC, Pahwan Chain, Modella, Tara factory.

Saturday: Fire Brigade, Avery, Railway.

Sunday: D-3 BBMB.


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