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Pharma workshop on May 9
Our Correspondent

Mohali, May 4
A two-day workshop on “Regulatory considerations for exports of pharmaceuticals” is being organised at the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research on May 9.

The workshop would be beneficial for technical persons engaged in regulatory affairs, research and development, manufacturing and marketing of pharmaceuticals. It would be of interest to people engaged in developing strategies global pharmaceutical business in the face of changing regulatory and intellectual property framework. More than 30 participants were expected to participated in the workshop.



Easy win for Vijayant in semi-finals
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 4
Vijayant Malik of Chandigarh had a an easy win over Manav Dhawan of Punjab in straight sets 6-0, 6-0 in the semifinals of under-16 boys’ category of the AITA Super Series Tennis Tournament held at CLTA, Sector 10, here today.

Today’s results: boys under-16 (semi-finals): 1-B. Bikram Reddy (Andhra Pardesh) beat Gaurav Walia (Maharashtra) 6-4, 6-1; Vijayant Malik (Chandigarh) beat Manav Dhawan (Punjab) 6-0, 6-0.

Girls under-16 (semi-finals ): Sweta Solanki (Delhi) beat Prachi Nadkarni (Marashtra) 6-2,6-0; Shalini Saboo (Delhi) beat Vishaka Sheron (Delhi) 7-6(3), 6-2.

Boys under-18 (semi-finals): Gursher S. Harika (Chandigarh) beat 4-Rahul Belwal (Delhi) 6-2,6-7(5), 6-4; Saketh M. Sai (Andhra Pardesh) beat 6-Siddharth Alapati (Andhra Pardesh) 6-3,6-2.

Girls under-18 (semi-finals): Sampada Kanade (Maharastra) beat Prachi Nandkarni (Maharastra) 6-3, 6-3; 3-Vishaka Sheoran (Delhi) beat Inayat Khosla (Chandigarh).

Boys under-16 (quarters): Bikram Reddy (Andhra Pardesh) beat Aswin Vijyaragavan (Andhra Pardesh) 7-6(4), 7-5; Gaurav Walia (Maharastra) beat Parul Verma (Chandigarh) 6-2, 6-4; Vijayant Malik (Chandigarh) beat Shiva Sangwan (Chandigarh) 6-2, 6-0; Manav Dhawan (Punjab) beat Priyank Gangadharan (Tamil Nadu) 6-4, 6-7(3), 6-1.

Girls under-16 (quarters): Prachi Nadkarni (Maharastra) beat Jilki Nelord (Delhi) 6-3, 6-0; 4-Sweta Solanki (Delhi) beat 5-Shushrutha Reddy (Andhra Pardesh) 3-6, 6-3, 6-0; Shalini Saboo (Delhi) beat Taruka Srivastava (Uttar Pradesh) 6-0, 6-4; Vishaka Sheron (Delhi) beat Sumana K. (Tamil Nadu) 6-2 6-3.

Boys under-18 (quarters round): Gursher S. Harika (Chandigarh) beat Kush Jagga (Delhi) 6-4, 6-1; Rahul Belwal (Delhi) beat Christopher Marquis (Maharastra) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2; Saketh M. Sai (Andhra Pardesh) beat Shiva Sangwan (Chandigarh) 6-0, 6-4; Siddharth Alapati (Andhra Pardesh) beat Mesheer Vaswani (Karnatka) 6-2, 6-1.

Girls under-18 (quarters): Prachi Nandkarni (Maharastra) beat 8-Niroshita Mandala (Andhra Pradesh) 6-1, 6-1; Sampada Kanade (Maharashtra) beat 4-Shushrutha Reddy (Andhra Pardesh) 6-0, 6-3; Vishaka Sheoran (Delhi) beat Jilki Nelord (Delhi) 6-0, 6-1; Inayat Khosla (Chandigarh) beat Sweta Solanki (Delhi) 1-6, 6-2, 6-3.

All singles finals matches will be played on Thursday, the 5.5.2005, at 0700 hrs followed by prize distribution ceremony.



Jatinder, Ranjeet fastest in Roger Bannister race
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 4
Joginder Singh of Khalsa College for Men-26 and Sarita of IS Dev Samaj Girls Senior Secondary School 21 won the Under-19 boys and girls titles in the fifth Roger Bannister one mile race held at Cricket Stadium, Sector 16, here today.

The race was conducted by the Sports Department, Chandigarh Administration for junior boys and girls Under-14 and Under-19 categories.

More than 300 boys and girls participated in the race. In the Under-14 category, Jatinder of Sanjay Public School-40 and Ranjeet Kaur of IS Dev Samaj Girls Senior Secondary School 21 clinched the titles.

Dr Gulzar Singh, District Education Officer, Chandigarh Administration, flagged off the race and awarded cash prizes to the winners.

Teakwondo meet

Jasleen Kaur, a student of Ajit Karam Singh International Public School, won a gold medal in the above 20 kg category of Chandigarh inter-school taekwondo competition. The competition was held at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23 here today.

Baby Muskan Sharda of this school also brought glory to the school by winning three gold medals in martial arts competitions held at various places.

In January, she won gold medal in YMCA National Karate Championship held in New Delhi. She also clinched the gold medals in the first Kalpana Chawla Memorial State Open Karate Tournament held in Panchkula in January 2004 and in State Korean Martial Art held in Chandigarh in November 2003.

Netball meet

The team of Government Senior Secondary School, Mani Majra, won the Sub-Junior State Netball Championship-2005 by beating SD Public School, Sector 32 at Mount Carmel School, Sector 47 here on Saturday. The championship was organised by the Netball Association of Chandigarh.

The coach and members of the netball team with the principal of Government Senior Secondary School, Mani Majra, after wining the title of Sub-Junior State Netball Championship-2005.



Govt school gets skating rink
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 4
The roller skating facility at Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS) Sector 33, became functional today. The school became the first government school to have this facility.

The GMSSS-33 has pioneered a number of sports projects in the city. The school has its own basketball court, tennis court and a multi-gym.

Raised with the joint efforts of the Parents Teachers Association (PTA) and the school, the rink will provide opportunity to the students for improving their skating skills.

The school has engaged services of Parminder Kambojh, a leading coach, to hone the skills of the students interested in skating.

When inquired if the rink will be open for outsiders, Gurcharan Singh Gill, the DPE, said no decision in this regard had been 
taken yet.

The rink was inaugurated by Mr Krishan Mohan, Home-cum Education Secretary.



MC to acquire van to catch cattle
Our Correspondent

Mohali, May 4
With the number of stray cattle increasing in the town, the local Municipal plans to acquire a cattle-catcher van to tackle the problem.

The civic body has today written a letter to the Director, Local Government, Punjab, Mr G. Vajralingam, requesting him to give his approval for van. In the letter it has been pointed out that stray cattle menace was on the rise in the town. Even the Punjab and Haryana High Court had directed civic bodies to check the menace as a number of accident took place because of stray cattle roaming on the roads.

The council has also pointed out that employees put on duty to catch the cattle faced difficulties while loading them onto vehicles to leave them at far off places. Employees and even animals got injured while carrying out the work of loading and unloading animals.

The general House of the council had cleared the proposal to purchase the van at its meeting held on July 30, 2002.

But when the proceedings of the meeting went to the office of the Director the proposal to purchase the van stayed.

However, the stay was vacated by the Director on November 29, 2002, after the council cleared the objections raised by the higher authority. But even then the van was not purchased as the official concerned did not pursue the matter.

Sources in the civic body said since the Sanitary Inspector, in charge of the work of catching stray animals, Mr Rajinder Singh, got suspended after a raid of the Punjab Vigilance Bureau on the council in 2002, no other official took any interest in the purchase of the van.

As employees of the council found it difficult to tackle the problem of stray animals, the work was then given on contract to Mr Rajbir of Panchkula after the general House cleared a proposal to privatise the work. However, the contractor failed to give satisfactory service and the contact was cancelled after some time. 



Computerised lab
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 4
A high-tech computerised lab set-up with the latest systems and the peripherals began its services at the Municipal Corporation here today. Mr P.S.Aujla, the Commissioner, inaugurated the system which is set-up with a wireless network equipment.


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