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Discussion on cosmetic surgery

Mohali, December 14
Over 100 doctors from the region attended a discussion on cosmetic surgery, aesthetic dentistry, role of a dermatologist in cosmetology and psychiatric aspect of cosmetology at Fortis Hospital here yesterday. Dr K.M. Kapoor talked at length about breast implants among young women.

Dr Daljeet Kaur stressed that diode laser was one of the most effective tools for permanent hair reduction. 



AG Punjab defeat AG UP
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 14
A fine all-round performance by Manoj Rajan (33 and 2 for 26) helped defending champions Accountant-General, Punjab, defeat Accountat-General, Uttar Pradesh, by five wickets in the final of the North Zone Indian Audits and Accounts Department Cricket Tournament at Jammu recently.

AG, UP, elected to bat after winning the toss and were bundled out for 118. Only Vinod Kushwaha and Anil Mishra put some resistance against hostile bowling by Yogesh Sharma and Manoj Rajan. None of the other batsmen could reach double figures. AG, Punjab, riding on the opening partnership of Navdeep Singh and Manoj Rajan, achieved the target with ease.

Brief scores: AGUP 118 all out in 33.2 overs (Vinod Kushwaha 25, Anil Mishra 22, Yogesh Sharma 3 for 22, Manoj Ajan 2 for 26, Navdeep Singh 2 for 16, Arun Tuli 2 for 13); AG Punjab 119 for 5 in 23.2 overs (Navdeep Singh 36, Manoj Rajan 33, Amit Kakria 25, Satish Durai 3 for 28).

L.I.C. Club defeated St. Soldier Club Palsora Club defeated Victorious Club in the first Arreson sports cash prize knock-out tournament here on Sunday.

Brief scorfes: first match — St Soldier Club 156 for 4 in 22 overs (Kapil 61, Deepak Aggarwal 25, Kamal 1 for 43); L.I.C. Club 159 for 5 in 18 overs (Ravi 58, Kamal 44, Kapil 2 for 31); Second match — Palsora Club 156 for 7 in 20 overs (Sunil 40, Harmandeep 36, Jarnail 21, Mehndi 3 for 15, Raj Kumar 2 for 22); Victorious Club 139 for 9 in 20 overs (Kishore 45, Raj Kumar 22, Satish 2 for 17, Sunil 2 for 19).



Players ‘not to be graded’ for Indo-Pak meet
Arvind Katyal

Chandigarh, December 14
“The first-ever Indo-Pak Punjab Games, which concluded on December 11 at Patiala, were organised only with the purpose of goodwill, friendship and exposure to players, said Raja K.S. Sidhu, organising secretary of the games and secretary of the Punjab Olympic Association.

Sidhu said since the games involved teams from provinces of two nations and saw the participation of only a limited number of players, they could not consider it as a big meet and consequently could not hold sports gradation of players for the meet.

He said under the rules “a minimum of seven international teams or participants were needed for any sportsperson to be accorded gradation for the highest level”.

Raja Sidhu said the games had otherwise opened new vistas of cooperation between two neighbours in sports and both could think of sharing technical sports exchange programme in various disciplines in future.

Sidhu said in disciplines like wrestling, hockey, kabaddi and boxing, Indian players could go across the border or vice-versa to learn more.

He felt that it was unreasonable to send hockey players to Europe and the USA for training by spending a lot of money. He said both India and Pakistan had seasoned hockey players, turfs and other experts in the sport.

“Hockey fraternity could always benefit from exchange programmes,” he opined.

Sidhu said the games had given a new dimension to Indo-Pak sport relations and officials from Pakistan had discussed the possibility of hiring Indian coaches in different disciplines.

He said Pak officials were also impressed with various sports science programme being run here in India.

Sidhu added that it was economical for players to go to Pakistan as travel by road involved cheaper transportation costs.



Minerva Academy wham Chetna club to lift trophy
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 14
Minerva Academy lifted the trophy by defeating Chetna Cricket Club by eight wickets in the final of the second SS Trophy Open Cash Prize Tournament, here today. On winning the toss and electing the bat first, Chetna Cricket Club kept losing wickets regularly. Only A.P. Singh made a resilient 95 and saved his team from a wash-out. He scored at a brisk rate, keeping his team in the match almost single-handedly.

Rocky Ratta, Rajesh Vaid, Karan Kherwal and Sudhir took two wickets each. Chetna Cricket Club ended up with 169 runs in their allotted 20 overs. Prabhjot Singh and Kamal Walia were the only other batsmen who reached double figures, scoring 15 and 18, respectively.

Minerva Academy began their reply with a bang, with their openers Harish Garg and Tejwinder Gill giving them a century partnership stand in the first 10 overs. Harish Garg made an unbeaten 48-ball 92 with four sixes and 12 boundaries and was supported by Tejwinder Gill, who hit a 22-ball 58, which included five sixes and five boundaries.

Minerva Academy reached the 170-run target in just 16.5 overs, with eight wickets in hand.

Brief scores: Chetna Cricket Club 169 for 8 in 20 overs (A.P. Singh 95, Prabhjot Johnny 15, Kamal Walia 18, Rocky Ratta 2 for 25, Rajesh Vaid 2 for 30, Karan Kherwal 2 for 26, Sudhir 2 for 6); Minerva Academy 170 for 2 in 16.5 overs (Harish Garg 92 n.o., Tejwinder Gill 58, Anil Sharma 11 n.o.).

Hockey tourney Jan 5

The All-Indian Civil Services Hockey Tournament will be organised in Hyderabad from January 5 to 9 next. To finalise the Chandigarh team, selection trials will be held on December 15 at 1 pm at the Hockey Ground, Sector 18. The players posted in Central offices at Chandigarh and Shimla, who are interested, may report at the venue at 12.30 pm on December 15.

Body building

The Chandigarh Amateur Bodybuilding Association will organise the 10th Sub-Junior and 13th Junior Mr Chandigarh Bodybuilding Championship on December 19 at the DAV College auditorium, Sector 10. The age limit for sub-junior category is 18 years and for junior category 21 years at the time of weighing in.



Governor belts out do’s and don’ts
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 14
The UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd), today made it clear to the senior officials of the Chandigarh Administration that there should be no delay or slackness on the part of government functionaries.

Addressing a meeting of the senior officers of the Chandigarh Administration, he said indifferent attitude, unresponsiveness and callousness were not acceptable.

He further asked the officials to have an innovative system of effective governance, responsive to the needs of the people, which could act as a 'model of administration' for the rest of the Country.

General Rodrigues said the administration must be pro-active in curbing social problems like drug menace, use of intoxicants and incidents of unruly behaviour by the unscrupulous elements, especially in colonies, slums and rural areas. He said upliftment of the people should be their top priority. Bottlenecks of rules and procedures should not be allowed to come in the way of speedy implementation of agreed schemes.

The system should run smoothly and necessary modification in the procedural business, wherever required, should be done suiting the changing needs and as a result of periodic reviews.

He said the policy decisions always laid down broad guidelines and further procedural details should be worked out by the officers keeping in view the larger interest of the society.

The General said sectors like health, education and sanitation in the slums and colonies inhabited by the economically weaker strata of society should be issues of immediate and constant concern. 


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