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Students explore innovations in biotechnology
Tribune News Service

Winners of an essay writing competition on biotechnology organised at Maharishi Dayanand Public School, Daria, pose with their prizes
Winners of an essay writing competition on biotechnology organised at Maharishi Dayanand Public School, Daria, pose with their prizes. — A Tribune photograph

Chandigarh, January 21
Maharishi Dayanand Public School, Daria, organised an essay writing competition on biotechnology on the school premises in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology, Chandigarh Administration, here yesterday.

The competition was divided into two categories, junior and senior. Students highlighted various innovations in the field of biotechnology, which includes revolution in medicine, agriculture, animal health etc. Among juniors, Vinod Kumar, Dharminder, Hussain got first, second and third prizes, respectively, while in the senior category, Arjun, Promila and Jyoti bagged first, second and third positions, respectively.

The Principal, Mr Vinod Kumar, said the main aim of the competition was to generate awareness among students and public. He also gave away the prizes to the winners. 



Nav Bal Niketan kids show talent
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 21
Students of Nav Bal Niketan Model School, Sector 29-B, here showed their talent at the annual day function today.
The function started with "Saraswati Vandana", which was followed by rhymes, western dance, rock and roll dance, party dance, folk dance of Haryana, English play and patriotic song, "Nanha munna rahi hun desh ka sipahi hun", etc.

The students conveyed the message of sacrifice for their country. The audience also admired "Matri bhumi ki pukar", staged with patriotic fervour. Rock and roll was the main attraction for the audience.

Chief guest Navjit Singh Brar, Chairman, National Consumer Welfare Council, gave away prizes to students who had shown excellence in academic as well as co-curricular activities. The function came to an end with gidda and bhangra.



Vikas, Niketa Mr and Ms Carmel
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 21
Vikas Rana and Niketa Kumar, both of Class X, were declared Mr MCC and Miss MCC, respectively, on the concluding day of the winter carnival, ‘MCC - 2007’, organised by Mount Carmel School, Sector 47-B, Chandigarh, on its premises here yesterday.

A music performance by the popular bands ‘Triangle’ led by Mr Chitranjan and ‘Fire-N-Ice’ led by Mr Ondry Paul rocked the stage.

Students and teachers of the host school kept the stage alive with bhangra and some popular Hindi film numbers. A dance performed on skates by the roller skating team of the school was the main attraction.

A prize distribution function was held in the afternoon and prizes were given to the winners of various competitions held during the carnival.



AKSIPS students ‘Heal the world’
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 21
Tiny tots of AKSIPS-45 mesmerised the audience with their show “Heal the world” at Tagore Theatre, here today.
The message of peace, love and tolerance was conveyed through beautifully depicted dialogues, music and dance.

The compering of the show was done by two students of Class IV.

The show spread the message to liberate the world from the clutches of negative powers of racism and supremacy of culture.



World-class cinema comes to PU

Chandigarh, January 21
The film ‘Bicycle Thieves’ captivated the hearts of the audience, which came to watch the acclaimed classic, which was the opening film of the festival organised by the Panjab University Teachers Association to bring quality and world-class cinema to the campus, here yesterday.

The human document in the film unfolded through humour, irony and even pathos and was depicted beautifully through the vignettes of everyday life. The second film that was shown was a powerful war drama, which transported the audience in the midst of the Bosnia war of 1993.

‘No Man’s Land’ depicted a touching story of two wounded soldiers from opposite sides of the war, one Bosnian and one Serb, caught in a trench in no man’s land, in a struggle for survival. Confounding the situation was another wounded Bosnian soldier, with a landmine buried under him by Bosnian Serbs, which could be fatal to all three if he made any move. — TNS


Men, watch out for lip cancer!
Bipin Bhardwaj
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 21
Lip cancer constitutes almost 15 per cent of head and neck cancers. The problem has aggravated in this part of the region in past couple of years.
Experts are of the view that 33 per cent of all cancers are head and neck related, making such cancers a potential threat.

Lip cancer very rarely spreads to organs like lungs and liver, unlike head and neck cancer.

In this, major complications arise by way of invasion in the oral cavity and involvement of lymph nodes in the neck, feel experts.

With 87 per cent occurrences of lip cancer among males, doctors believe that this can be considered a fairly dreaded disease.

It often occurs due to excessive use of tobacco, heavy alcohol consumption and syphilis, a sexually transmitted disease.

Being an age-related diseases, lip cancer generally occurs after the age of 40 and is seldom taken seriously, opines Dr Shivpreet Singh Samra, a cancer expert.

He, however, suggests that symptoms for lip cancer should not be ignored. These include ulcers, papules or wounds on the lip.

An endoscopic examination of oral cavity along with a CT scan of the neck is required (in advanced stage), he says.

Doctors claim that sophisticated and advanced cancer treatment therapies by surgical and radiation procedure have shown a ray of hope for lip cancer patients.

Cancer surgeons, however, agree that though treatment by surgery and radiotherapy is available, the latter does not offer 100 per cent results.

Surgery has proven to be a more effective treatment.

With 80 to 90 per cent accuracy, radiotherapy treatment for lip cancer has shown to cause considerable morbidity than surgery.

Only practically impossible surgical situation in select cases do actually call for radiotherapy as far as lip cancer is concerned.



Shahnawaj steers DAV ‘B’  to semifinal
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 21
An unbeaten ton by Shahnawaj (151 n o) steered the ‘B’ team of DAV Senior Secondary School-8 to reach the semifinal of the Chandigarh Inter-School Under-19 Cricket Tournament for the Adviser’s Cup at the Sector 16 cricket stadium here today.

DAV ‘B’ team thrashed Guru Nanak Public School (GNPS), Sector 36, by 140 runs to join the other semifinalists, including DAV Senior Secondary School-8 ‘A’ team and St Stephen’s School-45.

Batting first, DAV ‘B’ piled up 241 for 1 in allotted 25 overs. The openers Shahnawaj and Saurav Chopra hammered all bowlers of GNPS mercilessly to stitch the record 235-run partnership for the first wicket. Giving Shahnawaj notable support, Chopra made 68 runs.

Playing fierce innings, Shahnawaj hit 19 fours and two sixes while Chopra sent the ball across the fence five times and hit one six.

Bowing to the pressure of the huge total, GNPS-36 could make just 101 for 8 in 25 overs. Gagan and Narinder were their main scorers. Nawab claimed three wickets for 14 runs.

In another match, Stepping Stones Senior Secondary School beat St Anne’s-32 by six wickets.

St Anne’s were bundled out for 90 in 19.3 overs. Parmod was the highest wicket taker for Stepping Stones.

Stepping Stones reached the target in 15.2 overs. The team made 93 for 4.

Tomorrow Sanjay Public School-44 will meet Stepping Stones in the quarter-final match at the grounds of DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, at 9 am.

Brief scores

DAV-8 ‘B’: 241 for 1 in 25 overs (Shahnawaj 151, Saurav Chopra 58); GNPS-36: 101 for 8 in 25 overs (Gagan 43, Narinder 17, Nawab 3 for 14, Rahul Chara 1 for 9, Himansu 1 for 18, Anil Sihag 1 for 17); St Anne’s-32: 90 all out in 19.3 overs (Viwan 14, Shivadeep 12, Prashant 14, Parmod 4 for 9, Lavnish 3 for 16, Abhishek 2 for 14, Deepak 1 for 21); Stepping Stones: 93 for 4 in 15.2 overs (Arvind 23, Ashish 18, Abhishek 16, Pawan 13, Ripun Jay 2 for 19, Viran1 for 15).



GGDSD grapplers shine
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 21
Wrestlers of GGDSD College, Sector 32, claimed the overall trophy in the senior section scoring 70 points in the Chandigarh Sub-Junior, Junior and Senior Wrestling Championship, which concluded at the Labour Hall in Sector 30, here today.

However, Wrestling Coaching Centre, Sector 30, bagged the sub-junior and junior sections with 65 and 70 points, respectively.

Ashwani and Satinder fought hard before the former emerged winner in the +96 kg class in the senior freestyle competition.

Results (all finals): Sub-Junior: 42 kg: Satinder b Rohit; 46 kg: Ranjit b Satinder; 50 kg: Nirdosh b Pardeep; 54 kg: Surinder b Sandeep; 58 kg: Satinder b Yoginder; 63 kg: Sukhdev b Jagminder; 69 kg: Sombir b Parvesh; 85 kg: Manjit b Gurwinder; +85 kg: Kamaljit b Sonu.

Juniors (freestyle): 50 kg: Avdesh b Surinder; 55 kg: Kamal Kant b Rambakesh; 60 kg: Anil b Jitender; 66 kg: Gurtej b Parveen; 74 kg: Parveen b Nirpal; 84 kg: Gautam b Jaspal; 96 kg: Amit b Gurjant; + 96 kg: Jagmit b Kamaljit.

Greco-Roman: 50 kg: Vashisht Yadav b Rakesh; 55 kg: Sandeep b Monu; 60 kg: Rajesh b Hemant; 66 kg: Joginder b Jagminder; 74 kg: Sunil b Backar; 84 kg: Parveen b Jitender; 96 kg: Anil b Gurjant; +96 kg: Satnam b Surinder.

Senior (freestyle): 55 kg: Kamelkant b Mandeep; 60 kg: Narinder b Kuldeep; 66 kg: Parveen b Suraj Parkash; 74 kg Gaurav b Vinod Kumar; 84 kg: Jaspal b Naresh; 96 kg: Surjit b Gautam; +96 kg: Ashwani b Satinder. 



Sigma in  quarterfinals

Chandigarh, January 21
Sigma XI beat Ranbaxy XI by six wickets to secure a berth in the quarterfinals of the Inter-Corporate Twenty20 Cricket Tournament at the ground of DAV College, Sector 10, here, today.

Ranbaxy batted first and posted 163 for 9 in allotted overs. Nitin was the highest scorer with his unbeaten 75-runs. Sanjay Jain and Parminder Singh snapped three wickets each for 26 and 31, respectively.

Chasing the target, Sigma’s openers Sachin Batra and Parminder Singh provided a good start. But, it was Sandeep Mehta, who guided the team to reach the total 167 for 4 in 19.3 overs with his unbeaten 42 runs.

In another match Connect thrashed Spice by a comfortable margin of 116 runs. Connect made 193 for 5 in 20 overs. In reply, Spice were bundled out for 77 runs in 16 overs. Both teams had already qualified for quarterfinals.

Brief scores

Ranbaxy XI: 163 for 9 in 85 overs ( Nitin 75 n o, Sandeep 23, Sanjay Jain 3 for 26); Sigma XI: 167 for 4 in 19.3 overs (Sandeep Mehta 42 n o, Sachin Batra 37, J.S. Pahwa 1 for 22). Connect XI: 193 for 5 in 20 overs (Anil Verma 58, Sanjay 56, Nitin 2 for 38); Spice Telecom: 77 all out in 16 overs (Himashu 12, Lokesh 12, Arun Madan 4 for 17). — TNS



Devratt, Kunal fashion Bhavan Vidyalaya win
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, January 21
An unbeaten knock by Devratt Sharma (80 off 39) and precise spin bowling by Kunal Grover (4 for 6) enabled Bhavan Vidyalaya, Panchkula, lift Berkeley Bhavan Trophy here today.

They thrashed Little Flower Convent School in the final of the First Berkeley Bhavan Blaster Cricket Championship played at J.R. Institute of Cricket Technology, Barwala.

After winning the toss, Bhavan Vidyalaya opted to field. In the first over of Varun Kaushal, opener Arjun Bhardwaj was caught behind the stumps by Naman Prashar.

Left arm spinners Kunal Grover (4 for 6) and Shubham Bharti (3 for 14) shared a wicket each and reduced their opponents to 41 for 3 in 9 overs.

However, Tavneet Singh gave some respectability to the total by scoring 46 off 61. Barring him, none of the batsmen offered any resistance to the turning deliveries from both ends. Little Flower’s innings folded at 112 for 8 in 25 overs.

Chasing the target, Devratt Sharma showed aggression and hit three successive boundaries in the second over.

Skipper Naman Prashar rotated the strike at the other end and helped build an opening partnership of 83 runs. He was run out on 18.

However, Devratt continued with his onslaught and hit 15 boundaries and one six to score an unbeaten 80.

Bhavan Vidyalaya achieved the target in 11.5 overs with 8 wickets in hand.

Devratt Sharma was adjudged man of the match.

Brief scores: Little Flower School: 112 for 8 in 25 overs (Tavneet Singh 46 n.o., Gagan Pabby 28; Kunal Grover 4 for 6, Shubham Bharti 3 for 14, Varun Kaushal 2 for 20).

Bhavan Vidyalaya: 114 for 2 in 11.5 overs (Devratt Sharma 80 n.o., Naman Prashar 18; Tavneet Singh 1 for 20).



24 teams to vie for football title
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 21
Twentyfour teams will vie for the Playwin Junior Football Championship U-15 Boys’ title which is going to start from tomorrow.
The seven-day championship (January 22-28), is being organised by Zee Sports and Sportz Village in collaboration with Hansaplast and Ryan International School, Sector 49, Chandigarh, at the Sector 17 football stadium.

The championship has been conceptualised to promote football at the grassroot level and to encourage children to participate in the game. Other cities that have been chosen to be the venues for the tournament include Mumbai, Delhi, Calcutta, Chennai, Bangalore, Goa and Cochin.

The championship is on league-cum-knockout basis. The teams are divided into 8 pools. The winning team will appear for the national championship to be held at Mumbai.



Sumeer gets better of Gagan
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 21
Sumeer Chandi beat Gagan Makkar in a thrilling encounter 7-5 in the NK Memorial Nine-Ball Open Prize Money Tournament at the Chandigarh Billiards Coaching Centre, Sector 22, here yesterday.

Gagan took a 4-2 lead, but Sumeer, displaying good ball control, levelled the scores 4-4. Gagan played a couple of good shots and grabbed the next frame, but Sumeer did not give any more chances to Gagan, winning 7-5. In other matches, Ashu Duggal b Jaswinder Singh 7-3 and Ankush b Vidhur Khanduja 7-1.



Boxing meet from Feb 3

Chandigarh, January 21
The Chandigarh Amateur Boxing Association will organise a two-day 29th Junior and 30th Senior Men Chandigarh State Boxing Championships starting February 3 at Sports Complex, Sector 42, here.

During the championship, junior and senior teams will be selected to represent the city in the junior national championship to be held at Kolkata and senior national championship to be held at Hyderabad. — TNS



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