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Homoeopathy set to grow: WHO
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 4
According to the WHO, homoeopathy is the second largest system of medicine in the world, experiencing an annual growth of more than 20 per cent, and by 2017, the world homoeopathy market would be equivalent to the current alternative healthcare market which is Rs 52,000 crore. This was stated by Dr Mukesh Batra, chairman and managing director, Dr Batra’s Postive Health Clinics.

Dr Batra told media persons that research was conducted to gauge the potential of the industry through market study and a patient behaviour analysis.

Observing the potential in the industry, this initiative was taken to conduct the first-of-its-kind patient perspective study of the homoeopathy sector in India.

For the research, A.C. Nielsen conducted 650 interviews across 7 cities among a mix of people with certain specific characteristic.

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Nurses to counsel on breastfeeding
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 4
In order to promote, protect and support breastfeeding, the Paediatric Health Education Unit in the Department of Paediatrics, PGIMER, Chandigarh, announced the daily breastfeeding counselling services from 9 am to 4 pm for any mother facing problem with breastfeed here today.

The unit organised a workshop for nurses on breastfeeding also. The workshop was organised with the collaboration of the Indian Academic of Paediatrics, Chandigarh Branch.

Chief nursing officer, PGI, Dr Saroj Parwez, emphasising the importance of breastfeeding motivated the nurses to work for the success of breastfeeding both in hospitals and community.

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Edmond academy register win
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 4
An unbeaten knock of 31 by Subhanshu enabled Edmond Rice Cricket Academy's team to beat Shivalik Public School Academy by five wickets in the Chandigarh Inter-Academy Invitational Cricket Tournament for u-11 at St Stephen's School-45, here today.

Shivalik academy scored paltry 80 for seven in the allotted 20 overs. Except Shivam, no other batsman made significant contribution. Opener Sukhdeep Singh and Abhimanyu contributed nine runs each. Pranjay got two wickets for 10 runs. 

Chasing the target of 81 for victory, Edmond Rice made the required scores in 14.1 overs, losing five wickets. Subhanshu did the work for his team, hitting unbeaten 31 with the help of two fours and one six. The tournament is being organised by DP Azad Academy.

Brief scores

Shivalik Public School Academy: 80 for 7 in 20 overs (Sukhdeep Singh 9, Abhimanyu 9, Shivam 31, Pranjay 2 for 10, Munish 1 for 14, Amish 1 for 4, Jay Chaudhary 1 for 19, Harsh Sharma 1 for 3). 

Edmond Rice Cricket Academy: 81 for 5 in 14.1 overs (Subhanshu 31 n o, Gurmannat 9, Pranjay 7 n o, Saurabh 1 for 8, Abhimanyu 1 for 11, Gaurav 1 for 20). 

Tomorrow Guru Nanak Academy will face Mohali Cricket Academy at 2.30 pm.

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Administration ignoring UTCA: Judge 

Chandigarh, August 4<
The UT Cricket Association (UTCA), through its president, Ajeet Singh Judge, has defied the authenticity of ‘Cricket Chandigarh’, a body formed by the Chandigarh administration to promote cricket in the city.

Addressing mediapersons here today, Judge resented that the administration had ignored the cause of the UTCA every now and then. “It was not proper for the administration to form a parallel cricketing body and now when our affiliation case is being pending with the BCCI for the past two decades, the administration is proposing to get affiliation for the newly formed body from the board,” he said. 

The UTCA was raised in 1972 and was registered in 1980. Since then, this body has been asking the BCCI to grant affiliation. 

Adding further, Judge said they were fleeced by the administration earlier also when an international match was allotted to the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA). 

“Any tournament, which is being held in the city, should have been organised under the aegis of the UTCA by principle. This time, too, it should have been UTCA’s prerogative to organise the ODI match at Sector 16 stadium, because it is the central controlling body for cricket within the union territory,” he argued. — TNS

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Dodge Ball
Raipur Khurd girls shine

Chandigarh, August 4
Government High School, Raipur Khurd, beat Star Club by 2-1 under the girls’ category in the 1st Junior Chandigarh Rural Zone Dodge Ball Championship 2007 for boys and girls at Government High School, Raipur Khurd, here today.

A total of 25 teams (16 boys’ and 9 girls’) have reported for the matches.The championship is being organised by the Chandigarh Rural Zone Dodge Ball Association under the aegis of the Dodge Ball Association of Chandigarh. — TNS

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Badminton c’ship from Aug 10
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, August 4 
The District Badminton Association, Panchkula, will organise the Ashwani Gupta Memorial District Badminton Championship from August 10 to 12 at Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex, Sector 3, here. 

This tournament will be open for the bona fide residents of Panchkula district only and the aspirants can send their entries along with prescribed fee to badminton coaches Ravinder Kapoor or Devender Rana at Badminton Hall, Sports Complex, Sector 3, Panchkula, latest by August 9 till 5 pm. 

The tournament will be held in the categories of men, women, veterans, masters +35, boys and girls u-19, 16 and 13 in singles and doubles besides boys’ and girls’ u-10 in singles only. 

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