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Food can be ‘health hazard’ during rains
Our Correspondent

Mohali, July 26
Food can become a serious health hazard during the rains as the wet and humid atmosphere is a perfect recipe for the growth of bacteria and viruses.

This was stated by Ms Sonia Gandhi, a nutritionist at Fortis Hospital, while issuing an advisory in public interest here today. She said that the food should be cooked at a very high temperature. Even if you let the cooked food stay at room temperature for some time, you would give the microbes a chance to proliferate. Maintain personal hygiene and wash your hands thoroughly before eating. Also, avoid eating out indiscriminately.

She further advised that fruit and vegetables should be washed in purified water before eating. Even salads and raw vegetables should be washed in treated water. Scrubbing green leafy vegetables, soaking them in clean chlorine water solution and then rinsing them in boiling water helped to eliminate most parasites. Care should be taken before eating anything raw. Fruit should be consumed immediately after peeling and overripe fruits be avoided, she added.



Pharma magazine launched
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 26
Ind-Swift Communications today launched a national pharmaceutical magazine “Pharma Buzz”. The maiden issue of the magazine was launched by Prof. P. Rama Rao, Director, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), here today.

Prof P. Rama Rao congratulated Dr Gopal Munjal, Editor-in-Chief of the magazine, and the chairman of the Rs 600 crore Ind Swift group, for his new venture. Dr Munjal said that the magazine is dedicated to the expanding pharmaceutical industry and “Pharma Buzz” intends to deliberate on the changing scenario in the pharmaceutical industry.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof P. Rama Rao said, “The Indian pharmaceutical industry is growing at a fast pace. The industry is expected to grow by 11 per cent and become a Rs 60,000 crore industry by 2007-08. Moreover, pharmaceutical research and development (R&D) is slated to become the next big thing in the offshore services market in India. In such a scenario, the magazine will help us know about the issues related to this sector”.

Pharma Buzz, an assemblage of pharmaceuticals resources, will cover latest day-to-day news related to pharma industry, provide an in-depth knowledge about the current trends, projections and marketing skills. It would also give updates on rules and regulations and all that one needs to know about the industry. A special section of the magazine is devoted to pharma education. Profile of upcoming pharma companies has also found a place in the magazine.



DAV Public School lads score 5-2 win
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 26
DAV Public Senior Secondary School, Sector 15, beat Shishu Niketan Senior Secondary School, Sector 22, by 5-2 through tie-breaker in the Pre- Subroto Mukherjee Football Tournament (under 17 boys) at Government Model Sr Sec School, Sector 37, here today.

The score was 1-1 each at the end of the match and the result was decided by penalty kicks. Rajat (15th minute) of DAV and Rahul (35th minute) of Shishu Niketan scored one goal each in the stipulated time.

In the Pre-Nehru Hockey Tournament (boys under 17) Govt. Model High School, Sector 42, got the better of St. Stephen Public School, Sector 45, by 4-0 at Hockey Stadium, Sports Complex, Sector 42, here today.

Davinder, who scored two goals in 5th and 35th minutes, was the main scorer while Raman (20th minute) and Sandeep (40th minute) netted one goal each.


Football (Under 17 Boys): 1 st match: DAV Public Sr. Sec. School, Sec-15 beat Shishu Niketan Sr. Sec, Sec-22 by 5-2.

2nd Match: Vivek High School, Sector 38 beat Govt. Sr. Sec. School, Sector 15 by 3-1.

3rd Match: St. Xavier, Sector 44 beat G.M.S.S.S. Sector 22 by 3-0.

Hockey (Under 17 Boys):

Govt. Model High School, Sector 42, beat St. Stephen Public School, Sector 45 by 4-0.



Atray cricket tourney from Sept 17
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 26
The XIIIth All India J P Atray Cricket Tournament will start from September 17 to 27 at four venues including Cricket Stadium, Sector-16, DAV Sr Sec School, Sector-8, St. John’s High School, Sector-26 and Cricket Stadium, Sector-3, Panchukula, under the auspices of Punjab Cricket Association.

Mumbai Cricket Association, MP Cricket Association, Rajasthan Cricket Association, Cricket Association of Bengal, PCA Colts, Punjab Cricket Club, ONGC — Delhi, Air-India, Mumbai, Indian Oil Mumbai, Canara Bank Bangalore and last years winners — Minarva Cricket Academy, Chandigarh and runners up Bishnoi Cricket Club — Delhi will be participating.

The 12 teams will be drawn into 4 pools of 3 teams each and the matches will be played on league-cum-knockout basis. The top two teams of each pool will qualify for the quarterfinals which will be played on knock-out basis.

However, this time the matches will not be conducted at the PCA Stadium, Mohali due to the upcoming Champions Trophy in the first week of October.

All the matches will be of 50 overs each and the tournament will be played as per latest ICC rules for one day matches. Duckworth and Lewis system shall be adopted in the shortened/curtailed matches.



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