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HEALTH

PGI panelís meeting on seniority issue

Chandigarh, February 7
A meeting of the PGIís Institute Body will be held on February 15 at New Delhi to discuss various issues pertaining to the functioning of the institute. The body, under the chairmanship of the Union Minister of Health, Dr A. Ramadoss, will deliberate upon seniority criteria framed by the PGIís Governing Body on the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court a few months ago. The criteria were framed in wake of the dispute over seniority between Prof Sudha Suri and Prof Sarala Gopalan.

The restoration of the autonomy of PGI in appointing the professors in various departments on the lines of its sister concern All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) will also be taken up. The minutes of the previous meetings of the Governing Body will also come for ratification by the members. TNS

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SPORTS

Abhinav fetches gold from Netherlands
Arvind Katyal

Chandigarh, February 7
Abhinav Bindra has once again proved his mettle in The Hague (Netherlands) when he captured the gold medal in the 10-metre air rifle men event in the Inter- Shoot international shooting meet where shooters from more than 20 countries took part. The meet was held from February 3 to 5.

Abhinav broke the tournament record and shot 597/600 and in the final his score was 701.5. Abhinav had narrowly missed a medal in the 2004 Athens Olympics though he had broken the Olympic record. After practising all these months under his new coach Lepadus Stras of Kazhakstan this was first international tournament for Abhinav.

In the tournament, Abhinav was the lone player from India. On the first day, Abhinav shot 594 and was at the 11th place while on the second day he improved his rankings by remaining at number six though his score was 594/600.

Gradually, Abhinav showed marked improvement and on the third day of the meet where again full match was held, he shot an impressive 597/600, 100, 98, 100, 100, 100 and 99. Though before the final he was at number two, but he gave a splendid performance in the final and shot 104.5 to make a total score of 701.5. He was followed by A. Moldoveanu of Romania who shot 598/600 but faltered in the final and could score only 102 to remain at number two with total score of 700.0. and won the silver medal.

A. Hansen of Norway won bronze medal with score of 595/600. Though he shot more than what Abhinav shot in the final at 104.6 but his total score remained 699.6.

Abhinav has now set his eye on the World Cup Shooting meet to be held in Korea in May.

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Kanika Minochaís team win Vahi Golf Cup
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 7
The team comprising Ms Kanika Minocha, J.S. Grewal and Gurpreet Gingh clinched the Pran Nath Vahi Memorial Golf Cup played at the Chandigarh Golf Club here yesterday. The threesome logged 101 points in a match played on a stableford basis.

Ms Dimple Minocha, Col J.S. Deo and Mr Aggarwal finished runners-up with a point tally of 87. They were followed by the team of Ms Mina Johl, A.S. Kahai and Col J.S. Panag, who also logged 87 points. But Dimple Minochaís team was declared runners-up because of a better countback.

Sixtyeight golfers of all age-groups took part in the annual competition organised by the ladies section of the Chandigarh Golf Club. The tournament is held every year in the memory of his father, Mr Pran Nath Vahi. The youngest participant of the tournament was 12-year-old Rabiya Gill and the oldest was 75-year-old Mrs Darshi Narang. Each team consisted of one lady golfer and two gentlemen golfers. 

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ADMINISTRATION
 

Test for Hindi translators on April 24
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 7
The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will hold a competitive examination on April 24, for the recruitment to the post of junior Hindi translators for subordinate offices all over the country.

The candidate not exceeding 30 years of age on January 1, 2005, can apply for the post. The age limit will be relaxable up to 40 years for Central government employees and the usual age relaxation will be admissible to the SC, the ST and the OBC as per the government rules.

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Home Ministerís advisory panel formed
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 7
The following have been nominated on the Home Ministerís Advisory Committee.

They are Mr Darshan Singh and Mrs Saroj Bala, members of the Zila Parishad. The members include Mr Kuldip Singh, Mrs Atma Ram, Mrs Kamlesh and Mrs Anu Chatrath. Mrs Chatrath is the Mayor, and Mrs Kamlesh is a former Mayor.

All members are also members of the local Advisory Committee.

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