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18 m smokers suffer from pulmonary disease: expert
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 14
Smokers have another reason to quit smoking. This time it is to keep the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) at bay which is an acute respiratory disorder caused by chain-smoking. About 18 million Indians, 5 per cent men and 2.75 per cent women above the 30 years of age are already suffering from this disease.

The Head, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Prof S. K. Jindal, said November 17 would be observed as the World Awareness Day for COPD.

Doctors say many a times, asthma and COPD are considered similar to each other. But, both diseases are considerably different. While asthma attacks during childhood and responds to the administration of the drug and presents a waxing and waning course, COPD on the other hand exclusively affects the chain smokers in their late 30s and progresses with the passage of time. This disease leads to premature respiratory crippling and death.

Professor Jindal said apart from being a health hazard, COPD was leads to a huge economic loss as patients suffering from this disease spend one third of their monthly earnings on its treatment. A study conducted by the ICMR reveals that this disease initially begins with chronic coughs especially in winters and later interrupts with daily activities due to respiratory infection.

This disease could be controlled by use of different drugs which dilate the air tube and produce inflammation. Such drugs are mostly available in the form of inhalers. 



DAV Coaching Centre win cricket tourney
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, November 14
The DAV Coaching Centre, Sector 8, beat the J.J. Sports Club by seven wickets in the Lieut. Col I.S. Deol Memorial Cricket Tournament played at Sector 16 cricket stadium today.

In other matches of the day, Videocon XI defeated Mohali Gymkhana by seven wickets, the Mohali Cricket Association XI beat Rana Engineering XI by six wickets, the Satluj Cricket Academy downed District Courts XI by six wickets. Meanwhile, the Minerva Academy will take on Mohali Gymkhana in the UT league division 'C' finals to be held at Sector 16 cricket stadium tomorrow.

Cricket tourney

The Minerva Academy XI beat Chandigarh Youth XI by 67 runs in the SSP Network league-cum- knockout Cricket Tournament played here today.

Brief scores: The Minerva Academy XI;199 runs for five (Rajesh Vaid 52; Rocky 51; Shiva Mehta 56; Ranjit Bajaj 22; Divesh 2 for 32).

Chandigarh Youth XI:133 runs all out in 19.2 overs (Rohan 32; Dhananjay 25; Sandeep Sidhu 4 for 25; Rajesh Vaid 2 for 20 and Ranjit Bajaj 2 for 15).


St. Stephen's School, Sector 45, will meet the host St. John's School, Sector 26, in the final of the Blessed Edmund Rice Cricket Tournament played here today in St. John's School. St. Stephen's,Sector-45, beat St. Anne's School, Sector 32, by 34 runs while St. John's School, Sector 26, defeated Vivek School, Sector 38, by nine wickets.

Brief scores:Ist Tie: Vivek School, Sector-38,73 runs all out (Utkarsh 4 for15; Manan 3 for 14; Akshat 2 for 16; Suryansh 13; Rishi 14).

St. John's, Sector-26,74 runs for 1 in 13 overs (Kunal Mahajan 45 n.o.;Vikram Talwar 11 n.o.).

IInd tie:St. Stephen's, Sector-45, 134 runs for nine (Gaurav 49; Akshay 27; Vivek 18; Jaspreet 16; Melvyn 2 for five).

Badminton championship

The Chandigarh Ball Badminton Association will organise the sixth Chandigarh Senior State Ball Badminton Championship for men and women for Sardar Piara Singh trophy at Dev Samaj College for Women, Sector 45, from November 26 to 28. Entries close on November 18. During the meet, city teams will be selected for the 50th Senior National Golden Jubilee Ball Badminton Championship to be held at Hyderabad from January 6, to January 10.



GCG-11 to host sports meet for teachers
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 14
Government College for Men, Sector 11, will host inter-college sports meet for teachers of the local government colleges by the end of this month. Lecturers from any faculty will be allowed to participate in table tennis and badminton matches.

Government College, Sector-11, has invited entries from teachers of Government College for Girls, Sector 11, Government College, Sector 42 and Government College, Sector 46. “We are adding more events in the inter-college event”, said Dr R.S. Brar, Head, Sports Department, Government College, Sector-11. He added that last year 23 teachers had participated in badminton matches.

In a departure from the existing tradition of holding the annual athletic meet in January or February, Government College for Men, Sector 11, has decided to hold its sports meet on November 22 and 23.

This would ensure that the best athletes represented the college in the Inter-College University Athletic Championship, said Dr Brar. As per the existing tradition, most of the colleges hold the annual athletic meet at the end of the academic session. 


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