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Sanitary inspectors briefed on malaria control
Chandigarh, June 26

The Directorate of National Vector-Borne Disease Control Programme, Chandigarh, convened a meeting of sanitary inspectors under the chairmanship of assistant director health (malaria)-cum-state surveillance officer, Chandigarh, Dr R.K. Sharma.

Various steps for prevention and control of malaria, dengue and chikungunya were discussed during the meeting.

It was decided that all sanitary inspectors would lay stress on checking of coolers and other mosquito-genic situation in their respective areas.

It was also decided that notices under the malaria, dengue and JE eradication regulations, 2001 would be issued to defaulters for creating mosquito-genic situation inside their houses.

A brief account of signs and symptoms of dengue and chikungunya were also explained to the sanitary inspectors. — TNS

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India-Australia ODI
Mahendra meets UT officials
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 26
Talks at the administrative level regarding the ODI between India and Australia began today with Haryana Cricket Association secretary Ranbir Singh Mahendra formally meeting the top brass of the Chandigarh administration.

The responsibility for organising the match was given by the BCCI to the Haryana Cricket Association (HCA), which selected Sector 16 stadium as the venue.

Briefing mediapersons about his visit, Mahendra said he met with adviser to UT administrator Lalit Sharma today and apprised him of the BCCI’s decision to hold an ODI between India and Australia on October 8 at the cricket stadium, Sector 16, Chandigarh.

Home secretary Krishna Mohan, finance secretary S.K. Sandhu, chief engineer V.K. Bhardwaj, sports director I.S. Sandhu and public relations director Vivek Atray were also present on the occasion.

The adviser assured Mahendra of the administration making all necessary arrangements to ensure that the match was organised meeting international standards.

All requirements of the ICC and the BCCI would be met by the administration.

Denying earlier reports, Mahendra said the city was very much on the ICC’s list of venues.

“Officials of the ICC are expected to visit the venue between July 12 and 14, as told verbally by the BCCI officials,” said Mahendra.

Meanwhile, the adviser has directed the officials concerned to make arrangements pertaining to security, parking, ticketing and ground facilities, etc. under the norms laid down for one day international matches.

UT sports secretary S.K. Sandhu said all technical requirements would be met in time for the match.

The stadium has recently been upgraded with high-class facilities for media coverage, outfield maintenance and pitch requirements. The last ODI match at the stadium was held on January 21, 1993 between India and England.

However, last year a practice match was played at the stadium between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

The stadium, where one international Test and four ODIs, 30 first class, 11 list A and two women’s international ODIs have been played in the past, houses all top-class facilities, including re-laid pitches, 11 practice pitches (nine turf and two cemented), seating facility for over 30,000 spectators, dressing rooms, separate boxes for commentators, match referee, media and third umpire.

Besides, necessary equipment like super sopper, sprinkle system, rollers and bowling machine are also available there.

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Badminton
Punjab, Delhi enter final
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 26
Punjab got the better of AG HP in a one-sided affair when they beat Himachal Pradesh 3-0 in the semifinal of the North Zone IA and AD Badminton Tournament, which commenced at the badminton hall, Sector 42, today.

In the first encounter, Amit beat Manoj 21-14, 21-19, while in the second Ashish beat Vijay 21-13, 21-8. In the third match, Amit and Ashish beat Manoj and Deepak 21-7, 21-14. In the second semifinal, Delhi Audit beat AG UP 3-2 in a keenly contested match.

Delhi went ahead 1-0 when its key player Vijay Sharma beat Sandeep Tiwari of UP 21-17, 14-21, 21-19. AG UP equalised the score with Deepak Saxena beating Arul Sundram 21-15, 21-7.

In the next doubles event, AG UP’s pair Salil and Deepak beat AG Delhi’s Apinder and Sunil 21-19, 17-21, 21-16.

In next singles encounter, Delhi’s Rajeev beat Anurag Sharma of UP 21-14, 21-13.

In the last doubles tie, the Delhi’s pair of Rajeev and Arul defeated UP pair of Sandeep and Anurag 21-13, 21-19. Earlier, in the only quarterfinal match, AG HP beat AG Haryana 3-0. Manoj Awasthi (HP) beat Raj Kumar (Haryana) 21-9, 21-11.

Vijay (HP) beat Shadab (Haryana) 21-5, 21-6, while in the doubles match, HP’s Vijay and Manoj beat the Haryana duo of Raj Kumar and Sanjay Dhingra 21-8, 21-9.

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Shooting championship on July 1
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 26
The 9th Chandigarh State Inter-School Shooting Championship 2007 will be conducted by the Chandigarh Rifle Association at Patiala Ki Rao Shooting Range, Sector 25, on July 1.

The competitions will be held in the junior and sub-junior categories for both boys and girls. Entries will be accepted on July 1 up to 11 am.

Shooters for the forthcoming XI All-India Kumar Surredra Singh Inter-School Shooting Championship in air rifle and air pistol events to be held at Amity International School, Noida, from July 27 to 31, will be selected on the basis of their performance in this meet. 

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