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Apollo's ambulance for SAARC rally
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, March 31
SPS Apollo Hospitals has been selected for providing the Emergency Medical Response (EMR) for the SAARC Car Rally 2007. The rally is being organised first time to bring people of SAARC countries closer. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had proposed holding the rally during the 13th SAARC summit in Dhaka in year 2005.

The car rally comprising teams from all the countries in the region will cover a total distance of more than 8,000 kms in 31 days. It will travel to all the SAARC countries. It started on March 15 and will reach New Delhi during the 14th Summit on April 3-4 for a special intermediary flag off ceremony at the SAARC summit in Delhi. The rally will finally conclude in Maldives on April 14.

SPS Apollo hospital has provided its state-of-the-art ambulance along with a team comprising one doctor, one para-medic and two drivers. The ambulance is fully equipped with all life support equipment like -defibrillator, ECG , cardiac monitor, portable ventilator, suction machine, resuscitation kit, pulse oxymeter, oxygen and emergency medicines .

The ambulance will reach Wagah border Amritsar today and will accompany the rally up to Jaipur via Delhi.

The rally aims to focus on regional connectivity, highlight the need to improve regional trade and transport infrastructure, increase people-to-people contact, tap vast potential for business, investment and tourism and promote regional goodwill. SAARC 2007 Rally is being implemented in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) as a public-private partnership. 

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Bhutta College sports meet results
Our Correpondent

Doraha, March 31
The annual sports festival of Bhutta college of Engineering and Technology (BCET) was organised today.

Matches of badminton (women), volleyball (men), chess (men), table tennis (men) kabaddi (men) and basketball (men) were played.

In volleyball (men) ECE defeated MBA by 15-9 and 15-5.

In the second match, Computer Science and Engineering team defeated Elect. Engg (EE) team by 15-9, 15-8. In the final match CSF defeated ECF 25-23, 25-19 and 25-21.

In football, ME team defeated ECC team by 1-0. In the second match Elect. Engg (EE) defeated Computer Sc and Engg (CSE) by 2-1 goals. In the final, EE team defeated ME team by 2-0.

In chess, Jasmeet Singh of ME Sem -II emerged defeated Harwinder Singh Sohal of CSE Sem-VI.

In kabaddi finals, Mechanical Engineering team were declared winners, while computer Science and engineering team were declared runner-up.

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Hockey coaching programme
Our Sports Correspondent

Ludhiana, March 31
The Prithipal Singh Hockey Society, Ludhiana has chalked out a programme to coach the young budding players in the age group of 13-17 years today.

General secretary of the society Harinder Singh Bhullar said interested players may contact him at the Prithipal Singh Astro Turf Hockey Stadium of Punjab Agricultural University campus on April 2 at 5 pm. Boys have been asked to bring their age proof certificates.

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Cricket trials tomorrow

Ludhiana, March 31
The Ludhiana District Cricket Association (LDCA) will conduct trials to select probables for the forthcoming Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament for boys (under 15).

The trials would be organised under the ageis of the Punjab Cricket Association, here at Arya College on April 2. Vinod Chitkara, general secretary, LDCA. Players born on or after September 1, 1992 were eligible for the trails. OSR

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250 revenue records rectified
Our Correspondent

Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 31
The Ludhiana district administration claimed to have rectified revenue records in connection with at least 250 properties situated in area falling under the west sub-division.

The corrections were made at the special 'farad badar' camps organised under the supervision of Dr Indu, SDM Ludhiana (West), at Gujjarwal, Jodhan, Bagga, Gill, Dakha and Sanet villages near here today.

According to Dr Indu, special camps were organised at designated villages to make necessary corrections in the revenue records that had been pending for years.

"As a number of persons suffered due to technical problems arising out of clerical mistakes in the description of ownership and measurement of pieces of land, we decided to minimise the inconvenience caused to owners and their representatives, while getting the corrections made, said Dr Indu.

Acting on the directions of Sumer Gurjar, deputy commissioner, we organised special 'farad badar' camps at designated villages," said Dr Indu, claiming that more than 250 title-holders had benefited from the project.

Investigations by the Ludhiana Tribune revealed that a large number of farmers had been loitering from pillar to post to get minor corrections made in the revenue records in connection with their properties.

Besides finding difficulty in transacting business in connection with the said properties some farmers failed to receive any compensation given by the government on account of natural calamities over the past few years.

Affected owners in general and farmers in particular had started complaining of harassment in the hands of the junior revenue officials and the administration decided to organise camps then.

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