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Hi-tech hearing aids launched
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 27
Danish manufacturer of hearing aids Widex India Pvt Ltd introduced a new standard in hearing-aid technology - Integrated Hearing Science - here today.

The hearing aid bearing this technology is called ‘Aikia’ and ‘Flash’ and is aimed at tapping the mid-sector market.

With a market share of over 60 per cent, Widex is the largest selling brand in the market in India. These hearing aids are priced between Rs 12,000 and Rs 1,20,000.

Elaborating about the new technologies, T.S. Anand, managing director, Widex India Pvt Ltd, said ‘Aikia’, a completely new range of hearing aids, was designed to be particularly effective in noisy situations.

The latest in the series is ‘Flash’, which provides a full spectrum of affordable hearing aids incorporating the unique benefits of integrated signal. Flash makes an excellent choice for first-time users, as well for those wanting to upgrade to the latest technology without excessive cost, said Anand.

The launch of this new technology was coupled with opening of the new Senso Hearing Centre in Chandigarh, Sector 20. Dr Y.N. Mehra, ex-head of the department - ENT, PGI, Chandigarh, inaugurated the centre.



20,580 kids given polio drops
Tribune News Service

Dera Bassi, May 27
As many as 20,580 children below five years of age were vaccinated against polio in Dera Bassi block today.

Dr Ram Kumar, senior medical officer of the local Civil Hospital, informed that 140 teams, including four mobile and three transit teams, were deployed for the three-day campaign. However, the number of children immunised was less than the last time as the neighbouring Haryana had already organised the camp on May 20. For the next two days the emphasis will be on door-to-door campaign with special care being given to slum children and children of the brick kiln workers, Dr Kumar added.



Korfball Tourney
Haryana pips Andhra
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 27
Haryana overcame a tough resistance from plucky Andhra Pradesh by a margin of just one goal in the final of the Federation Cup Korfball Tournament. The tournament was organised by the Chandigarh Korfball Association at the Panjab University grounds, here. Haryana carved out a hard-fought 11-10 verdict to retain the trophy.

Kuldeep emerged as a prolific scorer with four goals. Paramjit and Parveen, with two goals each, gave excellent support to him. The trio kept their rivals on their toes throughout the match. Andhra Pradesh players, too, waged a tough battle. Somlatha, Hafeeza and Daniel were the star players of the team.

Earlier, Jammu and Kashmir outscored Uttar Pradesh 13-7 in a match which decided the third and fourth positions. Manjit and Irfan displayed their skill contributing five goals apiece. Ashwani and Shirfan were the other scorers for the team.

Jagdish, Reena and Parveen scored for Uttar Pradesh to reduce the margin. S.K. Arora, secretary sports, union ministry of sports and youth affairs, distributed the prizes.


Final: Haryana (Kuldeep 4, Paramjit 2, Parveen 2, Neetu 1, Pardeep 1, Seema Rani 1) bt Andhra Pradesh (Somlatha 2, Hafeeza 2, Daniel 2, Rahul, Praveen, Shirsha and Afzal 1 each) by 11-10.

For third and fourth positions: Jammu and Kashmir (Ifran 5, Manjit 5, Ashwani 2, Shirfan 1) bt Uttar Pradesh (Jagdish 4, Reena 2, Parveen 1) by 13-7.

Semi-finals: Andhra Pradesh (Shrisha 3, Afzal 4, Praveen 2, Daniel 1, Rahul 1, Shalini 1) bt Jammu and Kashmir (Irfan 4, Meenakshi 2, Manjit 1, Shefan 1, Ashwani 1) by 12-9.



ITF Tourney
Vijayant Malik to take on Sanam
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 27
The wild card Vijayant Malik will take on the 1020th ITF-ranked Sanam Singh, both trainees of the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association, in the opening fixture of the $10,000+Hospitality SAIL India 3 Futures ITF Men's Circuit tomorrow on the centre court of the CLTA Stadium in Sector 10, here.

Another CLTA product wild card entrant Kinshuk Sharma will fight it out with sixth seed and 751st-ranked Navdeep Singh on the centre court. Yet another CLTA trainee wild card Tushar Liberhan (1245th ranked) will face 1150th-ranked Kiran Nandkumar.

Top seed Karan Rastogi, 398th-ranked, has been drawn to meet the qualifier. Second-seeded and 621st-ranked Vivek Shokeen will also begin his campaign with a first round match against the qualifier.

The 106th-ranked Vinod Sridhar and the 916th-ranked Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan will play the fifth singles match of the day.

Meanwhile, Dilshod Sharifi (Tjk), Varun Walia, Mithun Murali, Andrew Fitzpatrick (GBR), Nitten Kirrtane, Kyle Brassington (GBR), Jonathan Kinsella (GBR) and Sandeep Choudhary qualified for the main draw.

Seedings: Singles: Karan Rastogi 1, Vivek Shokeen 2, Sunil Kumar Sipeya 3, Vijay Kannan 4, Mathew Smith (GBR) 5, Navdeep Singh 6, Aditya Madkekar 7, Ochiai Gullherme (Braz) 8.

Doubles: Stephen Amritraj and Sunil Kumar Sipeya (India) 1, Sandeep Kirtane and Purav Raja 2, Vijay Kannan and Vinod Sridhar 3, Vivek Shokeen and Sanam Singh 4.

Qualifying results

Second round: WC-Dilshod Sharifi (Tjk) bt Rohan Gide (Ind) 6-4, 0-6, 7-6 (5), WC-Shiva Sangwan (Ind) bt Vedant Kapoor (Ind) 6-4, 7-6 (2), Yannick Nelord (Ind) bt Shrikant Rathi (Ind) 6-3, 6-1, Varun Walia (Ind) bt Allan Pray (USA) 6-3, 6-4, Mithun Murli (Ind) bt Rahil Makharia (Ind) 6-4, 6-2, Lin Dai-Chiao (Tpe) bt Yu-Da Shieh (Tpe) 6-2, 6-3, Ajai Selvaraj (Ind) bt Sumit-Prakash Gupta (Ind) 7-6 (3), 6-2, Andrew Fitzpatrick (Gbr) bt WC-Rohan Gajjar (Ind) 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, Saurav Sukul (Ind) bt Satoshi Yoshino (Jpn) 6-3, 7-5, 6-3, Sandeep Choudhary (Ind) bt Vinay Kamineni (Ind) 7-5, 6-3, Nitten Kirratane (Ind) bt Palash Tiwari (Ind) 7-6 (3), 6-2, N.P. Singh (Ind) bt Masaki Harada (Jpn) 6-2, 6-3, Ankit Sachdeva (Ind) bt Bharath-Srinivasan Parthasarthi (Ind) 6-1, 6-2, Kyle Brassington (Gbr) bt Nikung Siwach (Ind) 6-3, 6-4, Ciaran Moore (RSA) bt WC Mandeep Singh Gill (Ind) 6-4, 6-2, Jonathan Kinsella (GBR) bt Mohd Fariz (Ind) 6-3, 6-4.

Final round: WC-Dilshod Sharifi (Tjk) bt WC-Shiva Sangwan (Ind) 6-4, 7-6 (2), Varun Walia (Ind) bt Yannick Nelord (Ind) 6-4, 6-2, Mithun Murli (Ind) bt Lin Dai-Chiao (Tpe) 4-6, 7-6 (5), 3-2 retd, Andrew Fitzpatrick (Gbr) bt Ajai Selvaraj (Ind) 6-2, 3-6, 6-1, Nitten Kirrtane (India) bt N.P. Singh (India) 6-3, 6-1, Kyle Brassington (Gbr) bt Ankit Sachdeva (Ind) 6-2, 2-6, 6-0, Jonathan Kinsella (GBR) bt Ciaran Moore (RSA) 6-3, 6-4, Sandeep Choudhary (Ind) bt Saurav Sukul (Ind) 7-6 (5) 4-2.



PCC beat Quark Media by 10 wickets
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 27
LIC XI and Professional Cricket Club (PCC) registered thumping victories over their rivals in the ongoing Hot Weather Cricket Tournament organised by the Chandigarh sports department at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium, here today.

LIC thrashed Chandigarh Club (CC) by 100 runs while PCC drubbed Quark Media (QM) by 10 wickets.

In the first match of the day, LIC opted to bat after winning the toss. Recovering from an early setback as opener Gautam Sharma returned to the pavilion without opening his account, skipper Gurinder Saini (59) and Amandeep (79) provided consolidation to the innings with their partnership of 94 runs. Saini hit nine fours and one six while Amandeep slammed six boundaries and two sixers.

Amandeep then stitched another valuable 101-run partnership for the third wicket with Rakesh Raini (40) to post 204 for 4 in allotted 25 overs. Monu Thapa played a defiant knock of 55 off 65.

Chasing a big total, CC were bowled out for 102 in 22.3 overs. Off spinner Deepinder Chabra wrecked CC’s innings by capturing four wickets for 14 runs while Saini and Rampal got two wickets each for 10 and five runs, respectively.

In the second match between QM and PCC, QM were bundled out for a paltry 60 runs in 18 overs. Deadly bowling by Radhey took 4 wickets for five runs whereas Ramesh finished 3 for 21.

For QM, only Vibhu (11) could cross the double figure mark.

In reply, PCC made 61 without losing any wicket. Vanit Soni played a key role in the success with his 43-run-knock off 20 balls.



City boys in second round
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 27
Amit and Ravi Pal, both of Chandigarh, entered the second round in Sanshou during the Seventh Indian Oil Junior National Wushu Championship held at the Sector 10 Skating Rink, here, this evening.

In the below-45 kg category, Amit defeated Fourwell Khonmalai of Meghalaya while Ravi Pal of Chandigarh -B defeated Rajnith of Lakshadeep.

Sanshou: Below 45 kg: Amit (Chd) bt Fourwell Khongmalai (Meghalaya), Santosh Kumar (Bihar) bt M. Shiva Bharti (TN), Amrinder Singh (Rajasthan) bt Rahul (Delhi), Bocha Venu Gopal (Jharkhand) bt Kheshav (Uttrakhand), Daniel (Mizoram) bt Sai Prasad Shinde (Goa), Ravi Pal (Chandigarh - B) bt Rajnith (Lakshadeep), Parveen R.C. (Kerela) bt Aroop Nag (Tripura), Sandeep Kumar (Haryana) bt Rohit Yender Singh (Manipur), Upen Rabha (Assam) bt Modi Sidharath (Gujrat), Arjun Mehra (J & K) bt Ahasan (UP), Digamber (Mah) bt Jasbir (HP), N. Boynao (Arunachal Pradesh) bt Deepak Patel (MP).

Below 48 kg: Sachin (Haryana) bt Lamphrang Suchiang (Meghalaya), Herojit Singh (Manipur) bt Gurdip Singh (Chandigarh), A. Mahesh (AP) bt Tejinder Singh (Chandigarh - B), H. Kanta Singh, (Mah) bt Gurvinder Singh (Rajasthan), Thomas (Assam) bt Kamal Midha (Goa), W. Nanao Singh (Nagaland) bt Dilson Dave (Lakshwadeep), Arvind Kumar (Bihar) bt Ajay Kumar (Punjab), Jai Sri Godham (TN) bt Solanki (Gujarat), Prateek Koshwarwani, (MP) bt Sutragan Nebharma, (Tripura).

Taolu (routine): Nanquan (female): 1 Sanathoibi Chanu, 2 Lashimit Lepcha, 3 K. Sathya; Changquan (male): 1 L. Bidyachandra Singh, 2 Rattan Singh, 3 Prakash Singh Budha; Changquan (female): 1 P. Thoibi Devi, 2 K.H. Bidyashwari Chanu, 3 Anjali Kostha; Tajiquan (female): 1 L. Sanatombi Chanu, 2 Devajani, 3 Sanjita; Tajiquan (Male): 1 L. Jhaljit Singh, 2 Jhonson Singh, 3 M. Gyandesh Singh.



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