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CME on Onco-Imaging
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 24
The Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, PGIMER is organising a one-day CME of ‘Update in Onco-Imaging’ on February 26. The CME is being organised under the auspices of ‘Indian College of Radiology and Imaging, the academic wing of the Indian Association of Radiology and Imaging.

At the CME an over view of advances made in the field of imaging for the detection of cancer of various organs will be presented. The highlight of the CME are lectures by eminent radiologists from all over the country which will focus on imaging of cancers of lung, breast, gastrointestinal tract, hepatobiliary and genitourinary systems.

In addition to this there will be a lecture on the role of positrol emission tomography (PET) in onco-imaging. Prof K.K. Talwar, Director, PGIMER will inaugurate the CME.



Coach expects good show from boxers at Melbourne
G.S. Paul
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 24
“For the forthcoming Commonwealth Games to be held in Melbourne next month, it would definitely be nothing less than our showing in the last edition of the Commonwealth Games held at Scotland in 2005 where we won the over all championship with four gold, three silver, and two bronze medals. Our boys are in good shape and we can certainly expect a good show from them,” said Muni Swami Venue, National coach, who is on duty at the judgement table during the ongoing A.K. Misra Memorial Boxing Championship being held at Skating Rink, Sector 10, here, from today

“In Manchester Games 2002, our national boxing team won a gold, a silver and a bronze. And out of those medal winners, Som Bahadur Pun and Jatinder Kumar are still on the national scene,” he said.

All top brass Indian boxers, some of them Olympians or Asian Games medallists-National Champion Paramjit Singh, Som Bahadur Pun, Akhil, Diwakar, Vijayender, Jai Bhagwan and V. Johnson can be spotted in action during this five- day Boxing Championship.

Star pugilist Akhil Kumar, a bantom weight boxer, is already experienced at the Olympics level at Athens and in the Commonwealth championship in Scotland in 2005 where he grabbed the gol dmedal. Jai Bhagwan, a light-weight boxer won the silver medal in the Commonwealth championship in Scotland and bronze in Asian Championship 2005.

Another light weight pugilist Som Bahadur Pun won silver in the Common Wealth Games 2002 in Manchester and was declared the best boxer in the Commonwealth championship held last year. And not the least, V. Johnson, a super heavy weight pugilist who recently won a silver medal in Hunagry International Boxing meet.

The A.K. Misra Memorial Boxing Championship has been approved by the Sports Department of the Government of India, as a part of their long term development plan and this is the only All-India Boxing tournament which has been approved by the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation, New Delhi, in the senior division and is being held regularly since 1992.

The tournament acquires significance as it will serve as a testing stage for the boxers before the Common wealth Games scheduled to be held in Melbourne in March and the Kings Cup Championship to be held in Bangkok in April.

Talking to The Tribune, M. Venue said, “ We are focussing on finalising the squad for the Melbourne Games as well as second stream players’ squad for the Kings Cup championship. The team for both the foreign outings will be different as we want to give exposure to other boxers also.”

He also clarified that major upsets will also be taken seriously as this could even result in the omission of the boxers already selected , so this tournament can not be taken lightly. The final team will be announced officially on March 22.

The foreign expert attached to the National boxing team, B.I. Fernandez, too has high hopes from the team. “ The boys are doing well in the camp and we can certainly expect a better show from them. I am, atleast, expecting five medals including two golds. Our focus is mainly on the physical as well as mental fitness of the boxers, otherwise there is no dearth of talent in India in this field.”, he said.



Local pugilist excels
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 24
Local pugilist Paramjit Singh defeated Indian Navy’s Janathan 25-10 in the light fly weight category on the inaugural day of the A.K. Misra Memorial Boxing Championship held at Skating Rink, Sector 10, here today. The five-day meet was inaugurated by Ms Indu Misra, wife of late A.K. Misra, in which over 250 top boxers, including some of national and international fame, are participating.


Lt Fly weight: Paramjit Singh b Janathan.

Fly weight: Bhirt Singh b Mukesh; MD Ahshamun b Daiphia; Sanjay b Ashok

Bantam weight: Sachin-D b Amit

Feather weight: Diwakar b Bijinder; G.S. Suresh b Sudesh Kumar; Suresh Kumar b Manoj; R. Ranjeet b Rashi Kant; Inderjit b Pratam Toky; Ravinder b Suman Dass; Y.Y. Meitel b Prithvi.

Light weight: H. Nopitan b Satish; KTT Singh b Navinder; Naveen b Kamat Dept

Light welter weight: G. Satya Raju b K. Niranjan; H. Hamat b Ram Parkash; Manoj Kumar (disqualified) b Bhyagan Rajan; Sandeep Singh b Kalwant Singh. 



Hindon win handball tourney
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 24
The Hindon area team defeated Chandigarh area by a margin of 29-23 goals to lift the Western Air Command inter-area Handball Championship at the Twelve Wing Air Force today.

Corporal Manoj Malik of Hindon scored 16 goals for the winning team, while JWO Arjun Singh was the highest scorer with 8 goals for Chandigarh. Hindon has lifted the trophy for the third consecutive year. Air Commodore T.K. Venugopal VM, Air Officer Commanding, Twelve Wing Air Force gave the trophy to the winning team.



CITCO to upgrade, renovate hotels
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 24
The Board of Directors of CITCO at its meeting at Hotel Mountview yesterday took important decisions relating to the growth of CITCO and for new initiatives to promote Chandigarh as a tourist destination.

Mr Krishna Mohan, Secretary Tourism-cum-Chairman, CITCO, along with Mr Jasbir Singh Bir, Managing Director, will participate at the International Tourism Bourse (ITB), Berlin, an international travel industry’s meeting.

They shall also visit Vienna, Austria, Amsterdam, (Holland) and Zurich (Switzerland).

The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Mr Krishna Mohan. During the meeting, Mr Bir informed that CITCO had embarked upon major renovation plans for hotel properties amidst rising profits.

Despite a slump in sales of steel products and the turnover down by about 30 per cent, the CITCO had earned a record profit of Rs 12.12 crores up to January, 2006. Emphasis was being laid to renovate/upgrade hotel properties.

The management was giving top priority to skill upgradation and training of manpower as CITCO was service industry.

Accordingly, plans were on the anvil for total renovation of the reception/lobby along with the coffee shop at Hotel Mountview to give a contemporary look to hotel-keeping in view of its 5-Star status.

Similarly, CITCO had taken the initiative to create international standard facilities in the rooms on the fifth floor of Hotel Shivalikview which shall cater to corporate travellers and be known as “executive” floor.

CITCO was not only making investments in its prime properties, but also adding new infrastructure in terms of rooms at Hotel Parkview, which was a popular budget hotel of Chandigarh.

CITCO planned to create an authentic Punjabi dhaba in the city which would be named “CITCO Vehra” at Hotel Parkview.

Apart from 24 additional rooms to be created in the premises of Hotel Parkview, new infrastructure would be added with additional 72 rooms.

An ethnic restaurant was being planned at Baithak Kalagram which would cater to the needs of tourists.

The corporation was also fulfilling its social responsibility by organising picnic tours and complimentary food for senior citizens and under-privileged children on special occasions.


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