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Doctors skip meeting with PGI panel
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 14
Even as there is a shortage of cardiologists in the PGI, three candidates -- Dr H.K. Bali, Dr Anil Grover and Dr Arun Goel of Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow -- did not appear before the selection committee here today.

The three were found eligible for the post after the scrutiny of applications received by the institution in response to its advertisement.

Dr Y. P. Sharma, associate professor, cardiology, PGI, had also applied for the post of professor, but he was not found eligible and would be considered for the post of additional professor, it was learnt.

Dr Bali and Dr Grover are also former faculty members of the department.

This development can adversely impact the functioning of the department after the starting of the advanced cardiac care centre at the PGI. 



Radiologists to meet at PGI
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 14
More than 30 per cent people involved in the field of radiology were not qualified technologists. This was stated by Dr N. Khandelwal, head of the department of radio diagnosis and imaging, PGI, here today.

The department will host a four-day Asian conference of radiological technologists and 9th national conference of the Indian association of radiological technologists from tomorrow.

More than 800 delegates from India and abroad would be attending the conference. A large number of delegates from Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Macau, Taiwan, the Philippines, Australia, UK, Canada, Finland, Belgium and Kuwait, among other countries, are expected to participate.

Talking about the conference, S.C. Bansal, chairperson of the organising committee, said there had been spectacular advances in radiological imaging modalities.



For them, disability is no deterrent
Akash Ghai
Tribune News Service

Proud champions with their medals at the district -level sports meet in Mohali
Proud champions with their medals at the district -level sports meet in Mohali on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Mohali, November 14
Fourteen-year-old Raju, a participant at the District Sports Meet for the disabled, fell down soon after he began the race. His crutches got thrown some distance away but this disabled yet determined child was not among those who get discouraged. He got up and started to run again. He may not have finished first but he was certainly a winner in his own right like his other friends.

Many more such touching and inspiring scenes were witnessed at the meet. The meet was held to mark the ‘Children’s Day’ by Sarv Sikhia Abhiyan at Phase 8, here today. As many as 38 disabled including, mentally challenged children from different schools of Mohali district, participated in the event.

At this unique meet, the children enjoyed and got a chance to show their talent.

“I have never participated in any sports meet before. So I am very happy to be part of 50-metre race”, said Raju, whose left limb had been afflicted with polio. He is a student of fourth class of Government High School, Kumbra.
The physically challenged participate in a race
The physically challenged participate in a race. — Tribune photo BY Vicky Gharu

Four-year-old Utsav Thapa of ECE centre, Phase V was the youngest participant. Though he could not speak a single word, one could guess of his enthusiasm from his gestures.

Defying all odds, Ankush, whose right leg is polio-afflicted, wants to become cricketer. Expressing his happiness, he said, “Today I am very happy as I have come first in 50m race. Such events should be held regularly. I want to be cricketer in my life”.

When asked how he would compete with his weak limb, Ankush, a student of class Ist in Government Primary School, Phase 11, said optimistically he is an all rounder and play cricket with his friends’ daily.

Budha, Reeta, Paramjit Bharti, Ranjit Bharti, Aarti, Navdeep Kumar were among the other disabled students, who took part in the different events including long jump, 100m race, shot put and 50m race.



Local cricketer in twenty20 ICL
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 14
Local cricketer Harpreet Singh would be seen in action during the upcoming Twenty20 Indian Cricket League (ICL) scheduled to be held at Tau Devi Lal Complex, here, from November 30.

After joining the ICL squad, this right-handed middle order batsman and an off-spinner is all set to explore his talent to the best of his capacity. “I am happy to be part of the ICL league as it is a great opportunity to be on the domestic circuit,” he said. Harpreet would be part of Chandigarh Lions team.

He admitted that it would always be anybody’s dream to play for the country, and is hopeful of better future.

Harpreet, was also among the probable’ list for Ranji Team 2007 (off season) and had represented the Punjab state in under-22 category tournament in 2006-07 and Vizzy Trophy meet 2006-07. 



NPS cagers make it to semis
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 14
New Public School (NPS), Sector-18, cagers moved into semifinals of the 10th Rao Jai Singh Memorial Basketball Tournament at the school courts here today. 
In the pool ‘B’ matches, they defeated Jawahar Navodiya School (JNS), Sector-25, 66-15 and Police DAV School, Amritsar, 60-45.

Amjot (29), Balraj (12) and Parveen (9) were the main scorers for NPS while Amarjit (8) and Inderpreet (6) scored for JNS.

In pool ‘A’, defending champions Springdales, too, registered two victories against DAV Model School, Sector-15, 65-44 and DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector-8, 56-43 points. Pulkit waged a lone battle from DAV Model-15 as he top scored with 29 points. For Springdales, Sukhdev (19), Amanpreet (13) and Gurwinder (14) played key role in win.

In fourth Shanta H Singh Memorial Basketball tourney for girls, St Kabir-26 got the better of Jawahar Navodiya School-25, 33-21.Vanya was the highest points getter with 12 points followed by Deveshi 9, Tanvi and Rupandeep 4 each for St Kabir.


Boys: Pool ‘A’: DAV Senior Secondary School-8 (Vivek 33, Abhishek 13, Sagar 6, Abhinav 4, Vinay 2, Ranjit 1) bt St Xavier’s-44 (Ravinder 16, Lovpreet 9, Gurjot 11, Grish 4) 59-40. Springdale School, Amritsar, (Sukhdev 19, Amanpreet 13, Gurwinder 14, Aridaman 7, Dilshad 5, Rajesh 4, Simran 3) bt DAV Model-15, Chandigarh, (Pulkit 29, Rohan 7, Rajwinder 5, Nishant 2, Ripudaman 1) 65-44. Springdale (Aridaman 15, Sukhdev 27) bt DAVSSS-8 (Vivek 15, Sagar 12) 56-43; DAV Model-15 bt St Xavier’s-44 47-20. Pool ‘B’: New Public School-18 (Amjot 29, Balraj 12, Parveen 9, Bikram 6, Narinder 6, Anshuman 3, Satish 1) bt Jawahar Navodiya School-25 (Amarjit 8, Inderpreet 6, Mukesh 1) 66-15. NPS-18 (Amanjot 18, Gurwinder 16) bt Police DAV, Amritsar, (Maninder 13, Paramjit 14, Karampreet 9) 60-45.

Girls: Pool ‘A’:St Kabir-26 (Vanya 12, Deveshi 9, Tanvi 4, Rupandeep 4, Rupika 2, Kritee 2) bt Jawahar Navodiya School-25 (Ruchi 9, Suman 6, Puja 4, Sunali 2) 33-21. New Public School-18 (Neha 15, Savneet 11, Megha 9, Varsha 7, Amandep 2) bt St Xavier’s-44 (Prinkeet 4, Hareet 4, Harmeet 3, Mridual 1) 44-16. New Public School-18 (Harpreet 8, Sabneet 4, Harmanjot 3, Neha 2, Ramandeep 2, Jasleen 2) bt Jawahar Navodiya School-25 (Nitu 4, Sunali 2, Puja 1) 21-7. Pool ‘B’: St Xavier’s, Panchkula, w/o IS Dev Samaj-21 and Sacred Heart-26 w/o IS Dev Samaj-21. 



Ishan shines in GMSSS-32 victory
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 14
Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector-32 bt GMSSS, Sector-10 by three wickets in the Inter-School Cricket Tournament (U-19) on the grounds of GMSSS, Sector 19 here today.

Batting first, GMSSS-10 scored 136 all out in 20 overs. In reply, GMSSS-32 reached the target losing seven wickets in the process.

The team made 141 in just 18.4 overs.

Ishan Ali of GMSSS-32 was declared man of the match. He took four wickets in four overs and hit 24 runs in 10 balls.



Good show by kids
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, November 14
A skating competition was held at Shishu Niketan Public School, Sector 5 to mark the Children’s Day. here today.

The main attraction of the event was the KG kids, who took part in the event and some of them even beat the skaters of fourth and fifth classes.



Manav Mangal eves lift title
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 14
Manav Mangal High School, Sector-21lifted the junior girls team title beating Chandigarh Table Tennis Club (CTTC) 3-1 in the finals of 20th Chandigarh State Table Tennis Championship.

While in sub-junior boys’ final, CTTC-28 defeated Manav Mangal 3-1 as Mayank Sharma (CTTC) lost to Aditya (MM) 12-10, 7-11, 8-11, 8-11 while CTTC’s Mayank Kapoor defeated Tushar (11-4, 11-4, 11-6) and Aditya (11-13, 11-9, 11-5, 11-5) in singles.

In doubles, Mayank Kapoor and Mayank Sharma of CTTC bt Aditya and Tushar 8-11, 11-8, 8-11, 11-8.

In the junior girls team championship final, Kaveri of Manav Mangal began on a losing note as she was beaten by Naini Suri 7-11, 7-11, 15-17 in the first singles. But Kalyani (MM) and Sakshi helped the school team to bounce back with their two wins. Kalyani defeated Garima 11-8, 11-5, 11-4 whereas Sakshi outclassed Suhalika 11-4, 9-11, 11-7, 11-9.

In the fourth singles, Kalyani emerged winner beating Naina Suri 11-9, 10-12, 8-11, 11-6, 11-9 in a well-contested match to clinch the title.

Results: Sub-Junior boys (final): CTTC-28 bt Manav Mangal High School-21 3-1 (Mayank Sharma lost to Aditya 12-10, 7-11, 8-11, 8-11, Mayank Kapoor bt Tushar 11-4, 11-4, 11-6, Mayank Kapoor and Mayank Sharma bt Aditya and Tushar 8-11, 11-8, 8-11, 11-8, Mayank Kapoor bt Aditya 11-13, 11-9, 11-5, 11-5).

Junior boys (final): CTTC-23 bt Manav Mangal High School-21 3-0 (Rajan Mahindra bt Puneet 11-6, 12-10, 11-9, Dev Saini bt Aditya 11-7, 11-8, 11-7, Mayank Kapoor bt Tushar 11-7, 11-8, 8-11, 11-7).

Sub-Junior girls team championship (final): CTT Club-23 bt Coaching Centre-23 3-2 (Garima Goyal bt Meghna 11-9, 8-11, 11-5, 11-7, Naina Suri bt Barbie Bajaj 11-9, 6-11, 11-89, 12-10, Garima and Naina Suri lost to Meghna and Barbie 18-11, 10-12, 12-10, 11-7, 9-11, Naina Suri lost to Meghna 7-11, 11-13, 12-10, 6-11, Garima Goyal bt Barbie 11-8, 12-10, 7-11, 11-8).

Junior Girls (final): Manav Mangal High School-21 bt CTTC-23 3-1 (Kaveri lost to Naini Suri 7-11, 7-11, 15-17, Kalyani bt Garima 11-8, 11-5, 11-4, Sakshi bt Suhalika 11-4, 9-11, 11-7, 11-9, Kalyani bt Naini Suri 11-9, 10-12, 8-11, 11-6, 11-9). 



CFA players leave for Germany
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 14
The second batch of the state-run Chandigarh Football Academy (CFA), comprising 11 players and two officials, today left for Germany for specialised training at Sportschule Egidius Braun, Leipzig scheduled from November 16 to 30.

Dr Reet Mohinder Singh, general manager, Lake Complex and former international footballer Tejinder Kumar, accompanies the players. Sajandeep Singh, Harpreet Singh, Amandeep Singh, Subhash Pal, Pankaj Negi, Jonny Kumar, Abraham Lalrinngheta, Lalnuntluanga, Lalchuuanmawia, Bikramjit Singh and Deepak Kumar Devrani are the CFA trainees who will get training in Germany.

The CFA trainees are visiting Germany under an agreement signed by the Chandigarh Football Academy and Sportschule Egidius Braun, Leipzig, Germany to provide training to these players.

Andre Kuhn, director of Sportschule and S.K.Sandhu, secretary sports, Chandigarh, had signed the agreement on December 19, 2006, on behalf of the Egidius Braun Sportschule, Leipzig and Chandigarh Administration, respectively. The MoU is valid for five years.

According to the agreement it was decided that the Chandigarh Football Academy would send 12 players along with one coach for 15 days to Egidius Braun Sportschule, Leipzig for advanced specialised training twice a year.The first batch visited Leipzig from May 24 to June 8, 2007.



Sunil, Nagaraja bag bronze
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, November 14
Sunil Kumar of Haryana Circle and M Nagaraja were given bronze medals in 74 kg category (third round) during the 22nd All India Postal Wrestling Tournament held at Tau Devi Lal complex, Sector 3, here today. According to organising officials, today’s events saw contest for the third position only.

The director general of Police, Haryana, Rajiv Dalal inaugurated the meet. As many as 8 teams from different postal circles of Haryana, Delhi, Orissa, UP, Maharashtra , Karnataka, Gujarat and Rajasthan are participating in the meet.

In 55 kg category, Ram Awadh Rai (UP circle) and Ashok Kumar (Rajasthan circle) got bronze medals. In 96 kg category, A.K.Sodha (Gujarat circle) and N.K.Biswal (Orissa circle) were given medals. In 120 kg category, Shanti Swarup (Rajasthan Circle) and in 66 kg, Daroga Singh ( Rajasthan circle) and MB Magdum (Maharashtra circle) were awarded medals. 



GHG Khalsa College lift football trophy
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 14
GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar, won the Punjab University Inter-College Football(women) Championship for the year 2007-08. The meet held at PU grounds, here today.

SGHRS College (Women), Chabbewal, MCM DAV College for Women, Chandigarh, got second and third positions, respectively.

Results: SGHRS College for Women, Chabbewal, bt Punjab University Campus, Chandigarh 7-0.

GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar, bt MCM DAV College for Women, Chandigarh 6-0.



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