NEW DELHI

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Breast Cancer Day marked

NEW DELHI OCT. 11. Cancer Sahyog, a group of cancer survivors and caregivers and a unit of the Indian Cancer Society, organised a seminar and exhibition over the week-end to mark World Breast Cancer Day. The Union Tourism Minister, Renuka Chaudhary, was the chief guest at the function.

The event highlighted the need for awareness among women about cancer. Breast and cervical cancers are the two most common cancers among women.

Also, a play titled "Heart of the Matter" written by Nicholas Khargonkar was staged on the occasion to raise funds for cancer patients belonging to economically weaker sections. The play was a psychodrama about learning to love life, our bodies, mind and heart.

Live music concert

NEW DELHI OCT. 11. A live musical concert will be organised by the L. G. Life Sciences here in the Capital on October 12 on the occasion of World Osteoarthritis Day. Renowned classical singer Shubha Mudgal will perform at the concert.

According to the Director of the Central Institute of Orthopaedics at Safdarjung Hospital, osteoarthritis is an inevitable cause of aging and the primary cause of pain in the advancing years.

The cause of pain could be aging, heredity, obesity, and injuries to the joint, he said, adding that research has shown that two out of every three women above 65 years of age has osteoarthritis.

The event is being organised to show the gratitude of those suffering from osteoarthritis towards the doctors.

Memo to Chief Fire Officer

NEW DELHI OCT. 11. Concerned over the Delhi Fire Service notice that requires properties having a height of more than 15 metres or above to comply with 12 fire safety standards, a delegation of the traders led by the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) presented a memorandum to the Chief Fire Officer of Delhi, R.C. Sharma, today.

The memorandum highlights the concerns and objections of the trading community over the notice. The CAIT secretary general, Praveen Khandelwal, led the delegation of trade leaders from different parts of the city.

`Ice Cream Olympics'

NEW DELHI OCT. 11. The finals of Nirula's Ice Cream Olympics 2004 were organised at the Vasant Vihar outlet of the restaurant chain this past week-end. The winners of the unit level competitions at Nirula's family style restaurants held the previous month took part in the big and the ultimate fight for ice cream.

Eight-year-old Shaurya Gupta gulped down a 500 ml tub of ice cream in just 78 seconds and was acknowledged the winner of the ice cream Olympics. The Vice-President of Nirula's, J. S. Grover, announced that they would be organising more such ground level events in future.

Canteen staff on dharna

NEW DELHI OCT. 11. Aggrieved over not being given benefits like bonus and gratuity, members of the All India Defence Civilian Canteen Employees Union (AIDCCEU) sat on a dharna at Jantar Mantar here on Sunday.

According to an AIDCCEU press release, even though the Supreme Court declared the Unit Run Canteen employees as "Central Government employees", the Government framed rules on April 28 in such a manner that the employees had been deprived of benefits like dearness allowance, house rent allowance, bonus and gratuity.

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