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One more dies of dengue; another in hospital
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 4
Dengue claimed one more death in the city here today. The deceased has been identified as Priyanka (13), a resident of Sector 35.

Whither seriousness?

Officials implementing the national vector-borne diseases control programme have been making tall claims about speeding up public awareness measures. However, locations selected by the department for awareness speak volumes about the seriousness of the campaign. A bus queue shelter situated on the road separating Sectors 21 and 18, near the ISBT roundabout, carries hoardings bearing the message about dengue. However, the shelter is covered with trees and is barely visible to passersby. Also, it is seldom used by passengers due to its proximity to the ISBT.

This is the second death of a dengue patient in the PGI during the last three days.

According to information, Priyanka was admitted at the government multispeciality hospital yesterday and was referred to the PGI today.

Against just one case of dengue reported from the city till September last year, the number this year has already touched 13. The health authorities are closely watching the situation as the following three months i.e. October to December witnessed 181 cases of dengue here last year.

Teams of Chandigarh health department have started fumigating target areas after another patient, Roop Lal, with the disease from Sector 46 was admitted to the PGI here today. A resident of Sector 32, Nagma (14), died of the disease on Tuesday.

With this, the number of dengue patients reaching city hospitals has gone up to 46, including 13 from the city and remaining from Punjab and Haryana.

Four patients suffering from dengue belonging to Uttar Pradesh and one from Uttarakhand had also been admitted to the PGI. Six patients from Mohali and three from Panchkula had been admitted to city hospitals. Ten cases from other parts of Punjab had also reached here. Similarly, nine patients from parts of Haryana had been admitted here.

Teams of health department conducted house-to-house survey in Sectors 32, 46 and 47. Orders have been issued to fumigate the area, said Dr M.S. Bains, director, health services, Chandigarh.

Dr J.S. Thakur of the department of community medicine, PGI, said breeding conditions for Aedes aegypti mosquito responsible for the diseases were conducive in the region and preventive measures adopted by the administration could not bear any results without the participation of the common man.

“The mosquito is a peri-domestic vector and breeds in clean water accumulated at places like containers lying on roofs and open places, air-coolers, overhead tanks and used tyres,” said Dr Thakur.

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Stage set for cliffhanger
Donald Banerjee

Chandigarh, October 4
Rahul Bakshi got his putts back as he shot five birdies to finish just one stroke behind the leader, Rashid Khan of Delhi, on the penultimate day of the Indian Oil Xtrapremium Junior/Sub-junior Chandigarh Open Golf Championship on the par-72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club here today.

Trailing Rashid Khan by five strokes, Rahul began well sinking birdies on the fifth, seventh and ninth holes, while conceding a bogey on the sixth for a two-under in the front nine. In the return nine, he played a par game with two bogeys and two birdies for a two-under card of 70-the best of the tournament so far.

On the other hand, the caddie golfer from Delhi found the course a little tough as he bogeyed twice for a two-under in the first nine. A par return nine saw him return with a card of 74 for a three-day aggregate of 219.

With just one stroke separating the two, the finale tomorrow is expected to be an exciting affair. Last year, the two had tied and Rahul had won on a playoff on the home turf.

Rahul said, "I was putting well today. The course is playing a bit tougher, but I will be playing my natural game."

Five strokes behind Rahul was Abhijit Chadha with Wasim Khan another two strokes behind with 227.

Ashbeer Saini of Kapurthala played a par game today as he took a three-stroke lead over Raghav Bhandari after the third round in Category C (13 to 15 years). On the other hand, Raghav played a bad eight-over card after his good par performance yesterday.

In the girls' section in Category C, Gauri Monga tightened her grip over the title as she took a 12-stroke lead over Shreya Ghai. In the under-10 category, the stage is set for a fine finish with Vidit Singh and Viraaj G. Madappa tied on 161 after the penultimate round.

Results

Category A: Rashid Khan 71+74+74=219, Rahul Bakshi 75+75+70=220, Abhijit Chadha 75+77+73=225, Wasim Khan 74+76+77=227, Angad Cheema 76+74+78=228.

Category B: Ashbeer Saini 71+80+72=223, Raghav Bhandari 77+72+81=230, Pradeep Basoya 79+80+80=239, Ankur Chadha 78+83+79=240.

Category B (girls): Gauri Monga 82+85+86=253, Shreya Ghai 87+89+89=265, Mehar Atwal 91+91+95=277.

Category C: Gurbani Singh 85+85+82=252, Harjot Singh 84+84+87=255, Harman Virk 90+85+81=256.

Category D: Vidit Singh 80+81=161, Viraaj G. Mandappa 84+77=161, Jairaj Sandhu 88+80=168, Piyush Sangwan 85+83=168.

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Handball
PU Campus, GGDSD register win
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 4
Hosts Panjab University Campus beat GN College of Narangwal 10-7 on the first day of the Panjab University Inter-college Handball (men) Tournament on the PU grounds 
here today.

The other team, which won the match, was GGDSD College.

The team beat PU Campus 27-8 in 
the match.

In Kabaddi national style inter-college tournament, MRS College, Malout, beat Khalsa College, Gardhiwala, 80-25. 

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Sanjay Public School lift trophy

Panchkula, October 4
Sanjay Public School, Sector 44, lifted the CBSE Football Cluster XIII trophy, defeating New Public School, Sector 18, Chandigarh, by 3-1 in the final match of the tournament at Satluj Public School, Sector 4, here today.

Sukhman of NPS scored the first goal in the 39th minute. Manoj equalled the score in the 55th minute and extended the lead 2-1 in the 60th minute. Rakesh sealed the victory 3-1 in the 73rd minute.

The match for the third position was played between Shishu Niketan School and Vivek High School, Sector 38, Chandigarh, in which the former won by 2-0. The first goal for Vivek was scored by Amreet in the 34th minute while the second was netted by Ritvik in the 39th minute.

Earlier, in the first semifinal match between Sanjay Public School and Shishu Niketan School, Sanjay team got the better of their rivals by 2-0.

NPS beat Vivek by 3-0 in the second semifinal.

Pritam Singh, director of Satluj Public School, was the chief guest. — TNS

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