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Workshop on diseases
Tribune News Service

Mohali, February 13
A two-day tertiary level training-cum-workshop on “trainers training” for the faculty of medical colleges in the Punjab state and, Chandigarh was inaugurated by Dr. G.L. Goyal, Director, Health and Family Welfare, Punjab, at the State Institute of Health and Family Welfare here today.

The training was aimed to impart knowledge about most prevalent communicable vector-borne diseases like malaria, dengue, Japanese encephalitis, filarial and kala-azar. During the inaugural session Dr Goyal stressed upon the need to enhance the preventive measures to be adopted while tackling the management of vector-borne diseases. He also stressed upon awareness to be generated amongst general public regarding prevention, particularly before the coming transmission season.

While elaborating the steps taken by the Department, he appreciated the guidelines and steps taken by the State task force and the immediate curative action been taken by the Rapid Response Teams at district level in the affected areas.

Around 25 doctors from tertiary level Institutes like Government Medical College, Patiala, Amritsar, Faridkot, the DMC, Ludhiana and Chandigarh participated in the training workshop.



Operating microscope

Chandigarh, February 13
Mr Rajan Kashyap, chief information commissioner, today inaugurated an operating microscope at Duggal Dental Clinic, Sector 15. Dr Gurpreet Singh, consultant dental surgeon, claimed that it was the first of its kind machinery in the city. — TNS



Gupta in table tennis singles final
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 13
N. K. Gupta of the Punjab and Haryana team moved into the finals of the Table Tennis Men's Singles after beating Malind Kulkarni of Mumbai-A 4-1 in the semifinals of Nabotsav 2006 at the Table Tennis Hall, Sector 23, here, today.

In the meet, organised by NABARD Employees Sports and Recreation Club, Chandigarh, various competitions are being held in many disciplines at different venues.

The other results are:

Table Tennis: Men's Singles (Quarterfinal) N. K. Gupta (Punjab and Haryana) b R. L. Negi (Uttaranchal) 3-0; Malind Kulkarni (Mumbai-A) b D. N. Maghoo (Punjab and Haryana) 3-1; G. Kapoor (UP) b S. H. Bhagora (Gujarat) 3-0; Mahesh (MP) b V. K. Pawha (Punjab and Haryana) 3-0.

Mixed Doubles (Quarter final): Suhas and Rajshree (Mumbai-A) b Krishna and Gayatri (Karnataka) 3-1; Vijay Sejpal and Kiran Kapoor (Mumbai-A) b S. H. Bhagora and S. S. Negi (Gujarat) 3-1; G Kapoor and K. Mahendru (UP) b S Srinath and Pushpa (Tamil Nadu) 3-0; N. K. Gupta and Poonan (Punjab and Haryana) b Mahesh and Preeti Tolia (MP) 3-0.

Men's Singles (Semifinal): N. K. Gupta (Punjab and Haryana) b Malind Kulkarni (Mumbai-A) 4-1; G. Kapoor (UP) b Mahesh Ramachandran (MP) 4-0.

Mixed Doubles (Semifinal): M. K. Gupta and Poonan (Punjab and Haryana) b Suhas and Rajshree (Mumbai-B) 3-0

Chess (at the end of fourth round): 4 points : D. Roy (WB); 3 points : Manoj Kumar (Bihar), Chaitanya Gokhale (Mumbai), R. K. Sharma (MP), R. N. Acharya (Punjab and Haryana); 2.5 points :M. K. Sinha (Jharkhand), P. A. Cherian (Maharashtra), Rajkumar Arora (Rajasthan); 2 points: V. A. Murali (Karnataka), R Kumarguru (TN), R. Kanhar (Orissa), P. K. Srivastava (Mumbai); 1.5 points : Naresh Kumar (HP), Jatin Gohain (Assam), C. G. Upasani (Gujarat), A. S. Kundu (UP), M. S. Rathore (Uttaranchal); 1 Point : M. S. Patole (AP); 0 Point : Jainendra Aloria (J&K), P. K. Dash (Chhatishgarh)

Badminton: Team Event: Mumbai-B, Punjab-Haryana, Mumbai-A and AP enter semifinal.

Individual Event (Open Women's Singles): A. D'souza (Mumbai-A) reach final, Aswini Kale (Maharashtra) & Deepika (Punjab & Haryana) reach semi-final

Mixed Doubles: S. Dwivedi and V. Reddy (AP), V. K. Sharma and A. D'Souza (Mumbai-A), S. Joglekar & Aswini Kale (Maharashtra) and C. Palnitkar and D Ajrekar (Gujarat) have qualified for semifinal

Men's Singles: V. K. Sharma (Mumbai-A), Prashant Babu (Chhattisgarh), Sanjay Joglekar (Maharashtra), M. A. Narasimhan (Mumbai-B), Rahul Tandon (Mumbai-A), V Raju (Karnataka), C. Palnitkar (Gujarat), S. Dwivedi (AP) have qualified for quarterfinal.

Men's Doubles: NBSC-BIRD, Lucknow; Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Mumbai, WB, UP and AP have qualified for quarterfinal.

Cricket: East Zone vs South Zone: East Zone won by 8 wkts. Punjab & Haryana vs West Zone : Punjab & Haryana won by 8 wkts.

Carrom (winners): Singles: Tamilnadu, Maharashtra, Mumbai A and B, West Bengal, Punjab and Haryana, Sikkim, Bihar, Karnataka Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.

Men's Doubles: Bolpur, Gujarat, Assam, Mumbai A and B, Jharkhand, Maharashtra.

Women's Singles: Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and Karnataka.

Women's Doubles: Mumbai, West Bengal, Punjab and Haryana and Andhra Pradesh.



8 city boys in national football camp
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 13
Eight players from Chandigarh are among 44 probables selected by the All India Football Federation for the Under-14 national coaching camp in preparation for India’s participation in the Asian Football Confederation Under-14 Football Championship scheduled to be held in Iran from March 24.

The Chandigarh boys invited to the camp are defenders Baljinder Singh, Harshpreet Singh, midfielders Bikramjit Singh, Simranjeet Singh, Harshpreet Bedi and forwards Vikas Gulia, Jonny Kumar and Sajandeep Singh. The campers were selected during the National Under-14 Football Festival held in Chandigarh.

Two boys each from Punjab and Haryana are among the probables. Midfielder Shenaj Singh and goalkeeper Manpreet Singh will represent Punjab while midfielder Vivek Singh and forward Mandeep are from Haryana.

The CFA president, Principal Ravinder Talwar, said, “The federation had appointed Satheevan Balan of Kerala as coach. Carols Gomes from Goa will work as assistant coach. They have been directed to report at DAV Senior Secondary School in Sector 8 on February 15.”

Meanwhile, CFA secretary Rakesh Bakshi, who has also been appointed as the camp coordinator, said the camp would begin on February 15 and continue until March 23.

The training programme has been chalked out for both morning and evening sessions at the Sector 17 Football Stadium. The campers would stay in DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8 hostel.

Those invited to the camp are: Probables: Baljinder Singh, Harshpreet Singh, Bikramjit Singh, Simranjeet Singh, Harshpreet Bedi, Vikas Gulia, Jonny Kumar, Sajandeep Singh (all from Chandigarh), Sanchit Subra, Ashish Chetri, Sujan Rai (all from Sikkim), Shalun Pires, Raymond Rodrigues (Goa), Mohan Herbon (Jharkhand), Laldinpuia, Malshanfila, PC Lalruatefela (Mizoram), Sunit Rawat, Aditya Awasti, Vivian Singh Sahi (Delhi), Vivek Kumar, Mandeep (Haryana), Shenaj Singh, Manpreet Singh (Punjab), Subash Pal (Uttar Pradesh), Shaid SK (Orissa), Alywin George, Shilton D’Silva (Maharashtra), Dowansan, Samuel (Meghalaya), Bishwajit Dutta, Sudipta Banerjee, Abhishek, Titankar Sarkar (West Bengal), Nikil Rekni, Gourav Sharma (Uttranchal), Jhutandev (Tripura), Rajesh S, Charles, S Rajiv (Tamil Nadu), Krishnan Sunaini (Rasjasthan), Jatin Raj (Kerala) and Karan Sahawney (Maharashtra).



DPS organises sports day
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 13
Delhi Public School, Pinjore, organised Sports Day on Saturday. Dr D.R. Arora, pro-vice-chairman, was the chief guest.

A torch was lit and the chief guest declared the meet open.

The Principal, Mr Samson Masih, presented the annual sports report of the school. Students took part in various events.

Eminent educationist Dr B. Arora, Principal Samson Masih, Headmistress of junior wing Teenu Jolly and sports personalities Bhupinder Singh and Balwinder Singh graced the occasion. Winners of various events were given prizes.


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