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Army holds medical camp in Lebanon
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 18
On the occasion of beginning of the holy month of Ramzan, 15 Punjab Battalion and Al Kayan a Lebanese NGO joined hands to organise a multi-speciality medical camp at the battalion's hospital in South Lebanon this week.

The aim of the camp was to provide succour to the local population and project its humanitarian approach in achieving its mandate.

The battalion is deployed in Lebanon under a United Nations mandate.

The two-day camp was inaugurated by Abou Darwish, founder and president of the NGO.

The ceremony was attended by senior dignitaries and large sections of population from the villages of South Lebanon.

Super specialists from Al-Kayan provided medical care at the camp along with the doctors and dentist from Indian battalion.

The medical camp provided free consultancy, medicines and diagnostics for blood, urine and ECG to the population of all the twelve villages in the battalion's area of operations.

This is the second multi-speciality medical camp organised by the Indian battalion, commanded by Col Advitya Madan, since its induction and it has received tremendous response from the local population. About 500 patients received medical care at the camp.



Manjit, Sanjay star in Vivek win
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 18
An all round performance by Manjit Singh (59 runs and 3 for 19) and Sanjay Tomar (83 runs and 2 for 17) helped Vivek High Asian Cricket Academy beat Twenty20 Cricket Association of Uttar Pradesh by 177 runs in the league match of Vivek Twenty 20 Cricket Cup 2007. The match was held at Vivek High School Sector 38-B, here today.

Vivek High Asian Cricket Academy won the toss and elected to bat first. They scored 250 runs for 6 in the allotted 20 overs.

Sanjay Tomar scored 83 runs and Manjit Singh scored 59 runs. From Twenty20 Cricket Association UP, Neeraj Tiwari took two wickets for 37.

In reply, the UP team was bundled out for 73 runs in 16.1 overs. Vishal Singh scored 43 runs. Vinay Setia and Manjit Singh proved to be wreckers-in-chief for the UP team who took three wickets each at the cost of 21 and 19 runs only. Sanjay Tomar of Vivek High Asian Cricket Academy bagged the man of the match prize.

Brief Scores: Vivek High Asian Cricket Academy: 250 for 6 in 20 overs.

Sanjay Tomar 83 runs, Manjit Singh 59 runs, Attar Khan 52, Bhushan Dhiman 38 no; Neeraj Tiwari 2 for 37.

Twenty 20 Cricket Association of Uttar Pardesh: 73 all out 16.1 overs. Vishal Singh 43; Vinay Setia 3 for 21 runs, Akshit Kaul 2 for 19, Sanjay Tomar 2 for 17, Manjit Singh 3 for 19.



Manav Mangal wins TT title
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 18
Manav Mangal High School, Sector 21, clinched the title in the UT Inter-school Table Tennis Tournament (under-14 boys) held at DAV Public School, Sector 8, today. In the finals, Manav Mangal defeated DAVPS-8 3-2 to grab the title.

Brief results: Finals: Manav Mangal High School-21 b DAV PS - 8 (3-2), Aditya Pandey b Mayank Sharma (12-10, 9-11, 11-9, 8-11, 11-9), Mayank Kapoor b Tushar (11-4, 11-5, 11-6), Kashish b Divaksh (11-6, 11-3, 11-7), Mayank Kapoor b Aditya Pandey (11-7, 12-10, 15-13), Tushar b Mayank Sharma (8-11, 11-7, 11-9, 11-3).

First semi-final: DAPS-8 b St Joseph-44 (3-0), Mayank Sharma b Preetraj (11-7, 11-1, 11-5), Mayank Kapoor b Priyanshu (11-9, 11-7, 7-11, 11-8), Divaksh b Piyush (11-9, 11-7, 7-11,11-8).

Second semi-final: Manav Mangal b AKSIPIS-41 (3-0), Tushar b Aditya (11-7, 11-9, 11-5), Aditya b Harnoorbir (11-5, 11-6, 11-6), Kashish b Akul (11-8, 11-9, 11-7). 



Minerva, Bank of Mysore register wins 
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 18
An unbeaten 144 runs by Rajinder Bisth helped Minerva Cricket Academy register a comprehensive 7-wicket victory over LIC Cricket Club on the second day of the 14th All India J.P. Atray Memorial Cricket Tournament played at Sector 3 Cricket Stadium, today.

After winning the toss, LIC opted to bat first. A well-deserved unbeaten knock of 56 runs by Rahat Elahi, and Bageshwar Bisth with his fine knock of 43 runs helped LIC post a respectable total of 236 for six in the allotted 50 overs. Anshul Kapoor also chipped in with 40 runs. Manu Kumar contributed 37 runs to the total. Ajit Chandela (2 for 40) and Kuldeep Dhiman (2 for 34) were the main wicket takers for Minerva CA.

In reply, Minerva CA got off to a blazing start with its openers Rajinder Bisth and Chetan Sharma putting up 51 runs for the opening wicket. Bisth, with his scintillating 144 not out, which included 17 fours and 2 sixes, shared an 85-run stand for the third wicket with Vishal Sahni who made 23. LICís Manu Kumar, Gurinder and Sanjay Dhool picked one wicket each.

Minerva Cricket Academy innings ended at 238 for 3 in 41.1 overs, registering a seven-wicket win and they secured 4 points.

Brief scores: LIC Cricket Club: 236/6 in 50 overs (Rahat Elahi 56 not out, Bageshwar Bisth 43, Anshul Kapoor 40,Manu Kumar 37 not out, Ajit Chandela 2 for 40, Kuldeep Dhiman 2 for 34).

Minerva Cricket Club: 238 for 3 in 41.1 overs (Rajinder Bisth 144 not out, Safiq Khan 31 not out, Vishal Sahni 23, Gurinder 1 for 58, Manu Kumar 1 for 52, Sanjay Dhool 1 for 32).

Man of the Match: Rajinder Bisth

In the second match played at DAV School-8, Chandigarh, the State Bank of Mysore defeated Tripura Cricket Association by 74 runs. After winning the toss, the Tripura team invited State Bank of Mysore to bat first. State Bank of Mysore scored 229 for 9 in the allotted 50 overs.

M.K. Manjunath, who played a fine knock of 68 runs, propped up their innings. Anand Katti (37 not out) helped Mysore pile up a modest total. Tripuraís Gopesh (3 for 33), Tushar (2 for 32) and Subal Chao (2 for 29) were the main wicket takers for the 
Tripura team.

In reply, the Tripura team was bundled out for 155 runs in 38.5 overs. K.S. Sai (4 for 30) and Anand Katti (2 for 4) ripped the Tripura innings, enabling their team get a bonus point. R. Saha, Rajesh Banik 28 were the main contributors for Tripura CA.

Brief Scores: State Bank of Mysore: 229/9 in 50 overs (M.K. Manjunath 68, Anand Katti 37 not out B. Gopesh 3 for 34, Subal Chow 2 for 29).

Tripura CA: 155 allout in 38.5 overs (R. Saha 31, Rajesh Banik 28, K.S. Sai 4/30, A. Katti 2/04)

Man of the Match: Anand Katti 



Dalipinder champ in archery tourney
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 18
Dalipinder Singh Sandhu of St Johnís School, Sector 26, emerged champion with 69 points to grab the gold medal in the FITA Round competition for Under-14 as part of the Chandigarh Inter-School Archery Competitions.

The competitions were held at Saupinís School, Sector 32, today.

Tejbir Sidhu of host school won the silver medal with 65 points, while Rajan Saini of Government Model School-10 obtained 60 points for the bronze medal.

Varun Sachdeva of KB DAV-7 and Harshit Gupta of Ajit Karam Singh International Public School, Sector 41, claimed gold and silver medals with 278 and 165 points, respectively, in the Under-19 Compound Round competitions. The results: FITA round: Under-14: 1: Dalipinder Singh Sandhu (St Johnís-25) 69 pts; 2: Tejbir Sidhu (Saupinís School-32) 65; 3: Rajan Saini (GM-10) 60.

Indian Round: Under-14: 1: Shubham Rana (GMl-10) 179; 2: Neeraj (GM-10) 156; 3: Chanchal (GM-10) 129. Under-17: 1: Gaurav Kumar (GM-10) 193; 2: Veer Singh (GM-11) 120; 3: Sahil Kansal (Saupinís School-32) 103. Under-19: 1: Ravi (GM-10) 161; 2: Amit Saroha (DAV SSS- 8) 97: 3 Jaibir Singh (DAV SSS-8) 82. Compound round (Under-19): 1: Varun Sachdeva (KB DAV-7) 278; 2: Harshit Gupta (AKSIPS-41) 165. 



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