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Conference on microbiology
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, October 6
The Department of Microbiology of the DMCH today organised North-West Chapter Conference of IAMM (Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists) MICROCON-2007.

Prof and head of microbiology Raj Kumar extended welcome to all dignitaries and delegates present on the occasion.

The conference was inaugurated by Prem Kumar Gupta, secretary, DMCH Managing Society. Among those present were Prof Shobha Baroor from the department of microbiliogy, AIIMS, New Delhi, Principal of DMCH Dr Daljit Singh, vice-principal Dr Jagdep Whig and medical superintendent Dr Rajoo Singh Chhina and Dr Deepinder Chhina.

In his address, Dr Daljit Singh said the conference would serve as an effective forum for the exchange of mutual experience, knowledge and state-of-art developments in the various disciplines of microbiology.

The conference began with the scientific programme, during which keynote address was given by Dr Shobha Broor on “Emerging and re-emerging viral infections”. The programme was held under the chairmanship of Dr S. Khurana, Dr Raj Kumar and Dr Bella Mahajan. The morning session of the conference started with symposium on “Rapid diagnostic techniques in microbiology” followed by other scientific guest lectures.

The conference concluded with an afternoon scientific session during which papers were presented.

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Eye care unit to open tomorrow
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, October 6
A comprehensive eye care unit at Guru Teg Bahadur Charitable Hospital here, equipped and upgraded at a cost of Rs 56 lakh with the financial assistance of Rotary International Foundation will be formally thrown open for patients on October 8. Income Tax chief commissioner M.S. Rai will inaugurate the facilities.

Addressing a news conference here yesterday, RS. Sodhi, medical superintendent, said the unit would have state-of the-art facilities like operating theatre with ZEISS operating microscope, stitchless cataract surgery, phaco emulsification, auto-refractometer for computerised eye testing, contact lens fitting, glaucoma clinic, green laser for diabetic retinopathy.

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Saraswati Modern School record easy win
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, October 6
Saraswati Modern School, Hambra road branch, beat Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Civil Lines, by seven wickets in the second match of the PCA Boost Ludhiana District Inter-School Cricket Tournament for boys (u-17) being played at Bachan Singh Academy ground, Balloke, near Haibowal Khurd, here today.

Sanatan Vidya Mandir School were bundled out for a paltry 65 runs in 19.2 overs. Only three batsmen, Devinder (10), Shahzada (25) and Akashdeep (16) could reach double figure. Gaurav and Kanav of Saraswati Modern School ran through Sanatan Vidya Mandir batting line up. Gaurav captured four wickets for 18 runs while Kanav took 3 for 14. Harjit and Jatin Joshi claimed two and one wicket conceding 12 and 2 runs, respectively.

Saraswati Modern School achieved the target in just 13.4 overs after losing three wickets. Jatin Joshi and Nikhil scored 25 and 18 runs, respectively. For Sanatan Vidya Mandir School, Shahzada and Rahul shared one wicket each for 23 and 8 runs, respectively.

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Another crown for city shuttlers
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, October 6
City lads, Raj Kumar and Pranav Chopra, emerged champions in the sub-junior section of the All-India Union Bank of India Major Ranking Badminton Tournament which concluded at Bangalore, today. The tournament was organised by the former All-England champion, Prakash Padukone.

In the final, they overpowered international pair of Sai Praneet and Prannoy in straight sets 21-19 and 21-17.

Raj Kumar and Pranav Chopra came out winners in two other major ranking tournaments at Chennai and Ernakulam, held early this year. Raj Kumar also won the sub-junior title in the Asian Badminton Championship held at Vietnam.

Rajinder Kalsi, secretary, Punjab Badminton Association, M K Chopra and Anupam Kumaria, president and secretary of LBA, wished them more success in the forthcoming National Badminton Championship to be held from October 10 to 16 at Dehradun.

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Hockey Tourney
Mehta Gurukul wing excel
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, October 6
Mehta Gurukul wing, Doraha, along with the Mata Sahib Kaur Academy of Jarkhar, Raikot zone and Roomi zone came out triumphant in their respective league encounters to advance into the semi-final of the Ludhiana District Inter Zonal Schools Hockey Tournament (u-17) being organised by the Punjab education department, here today.

Mehta Gurukul wing defeated Kila Raipur wing 3-0 to record third consecutive victory and topped their group. With this, they assured themselves a berth in the last four stage.

Mata Sahib Kaur Academy, Jarkhar, lads proved too good for their rivals- Samrala zone whom they blanked 3-0 and accumulated six points while Raikot zone routed Jagroan zone 7-0 and thrashed Khanna zone 15-0 to march into the semi-finals.

Roomi zone defeated Khanna zone 14-0 in their last league fixture to complete the semi-final line up.

In the semi-finals, Mehta Gurukul wing, Doraha, will take on Jagraon zone while Mata Sahib Kaur Academy, Jarkhar, will play against Raikot zone.

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Gursewak steers Anand Ishar School to victory

Ludhiana, October 6
A brilliant batting performance by Gursewak (85) enabled Anand Ishar School, Chhappar, to register win over Alpine International Public School by 37 runs, in the second Ludhiana District Twenty20 Cricket Tournament being played at the Government Institute of Textile and Knitting, Rishi Nagar, here today.

Anand Ishar School won the toss and opted to bat first. In the stipulated 20 overs, they scored 203 runs for the loss of seven wickets. Gursewak played an inning of 85 runs, studded with seven sixes and nine fours. — OC

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