March 18, 2001,
SOLAR TUBEWELL: The Punjab Energy Development Agency has recently installed 21 solar energy operating tubewells in various villages of Dasuya block in the district. This was stated by the Deputy Commissioner here on Saturday.
NOMINATED: Dr Kuldip Singh, a consultant surgeon at DMC Hospital here, has been nominated as one of the members of the state-level advisory committee for management and handling of biomedical waste in the hospitals and nursing homes. The committee comprises, among others, principal secretaries of the local government, health and family welfare, medical education and research departments and commissioners of municipal corporation in Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar and Patiala.
DEMANDED: The All India Dr Ambedkar Naujawan Sabha, Punjab, has flayed the indiscriminate action, including arrests and prosecution of medical practitioners of indigenous system of medicine by the district health administration. A meeting of the sabha held here under the presidentship of Mr Kashmir Singh Doaba observed that the state government was deliberately delaying a decision on the issue, under the garb of directions by the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The sabha has urged the government to bring in a legislation to accord right of practice to medical practitioners, registered in other states.
ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Ludhiana branch of the NIRC of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for the year 2001-2002: chairman — Mr Davinder Pal Singh; vice-chairman — Mr Hans Raj Kapoor; secretary — Mr Arvind Pal Singh; treasurer — Mr Rajnish Goyal; executive member — Mr Kuldip Sablok.
DISTRIBUTED: Ms Raji P. Shirivastava, Deputy Commissioner, on Friday distributed 25 sewing machines to poor and needy women at Phaphra Bhalke village in the district. She announced to open a sewing and knitting training centre in the village.
ELECTED: Election of the district unit of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU) was held at the local SD Kanya Mahavidyalaya. Ms Harveen Trehan was unanimously elected president of the district unit, while Mr Sunil Mehta was elected general secretary for the academic year 2001-02.
EYE CAMP: A three-day eye operation camp is being organised by the Dashmesh Sports and Welfare Club at Phaphra Bhalke village in the district. This was stated by Mr Sukhmohinder Singh, president of the club.
DEMANDED: The District Congress Committee (DCC) has demanded the resignation of the Prime Minister in view of the recent expose by tehelka.com. This was stated by Mr Ram Pal Dhalpi, president of the committee.
AIDS CONTROL SEMINAR: During the one-day seminar organised by the Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration, Punjab, discussions on the role of NGOs in national development with reference to AIDS were held During the discussions, representatives of 20 NGOs recommended organisation of more awareness programmes, interactive sessions, radio and TV shows besides proper distribution of the published material to spread awareness about the AIDS control.
WORLD HAEMOPHILIC DAY: The Haemophilic Welfare Society, Chandigarh, will observe World Haemophilic Day on April 18 at the government College for Boys, sector 11. According to Dr Maghar Singh, finance secretary of the society, PGI emeritus Professor, Prof J.G. Jolly, will preside over the function whereas Dr S.S. Gill, Additional Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, will be the guest of honour. Free vaccination of the second dose of hepatitis-B would be administered to the haemophilic patients.
NOTICE: Various industry associations of city on Saturday served an ultimatum on the Chandigarh Administration to accept their demands by March 31. The convener of the action committee of the associations, Mr AL Aggarwal, demanded the ownership rights to the original allottees of the CITCO sheds. Similarly, the leasehold industrial plots and sheds should be converted into freehold on the pattern of residential property. Since the administration will be charging registration fee for conversion it would generate revenue worth crores of rupees, he added. Demanding the transfer of plots and sheds at the rate of Rs 100 per square yard as per the 1990 industrial policy, he said the refusal of the authorities to transfer the plts had put financial burden on the units and made them unviable.
FUNCTION: The valedictory function of postgraduate certification course in video film production techniques for 2000-2001 was held at Technical Teachers Training Institute here on Friday. The function was presided over by the Principal of TTTI Dr S. Krishnamurthy. The function was attended by all heads of the departments of the institute, students and staff of ETV department.
FUNCTION: A state-level disabled awareness function to observe the 42nd World Disabled Day is being organised in the town on Sunday. Mr Ajit Salani, organiser of the function, said the Deputy Commissioner, Ropar, Mr GS Grewal, would be the chief guest and Mr Kulwant Singh, president of the SAS Nagar civic body, would preside over the function.
POWER SUPPLY: Residents of Jagatpura village near Sector 48 have complained that due to erratic supply of power the inhabitants of the village were facing a lot of problem. Mr Gurnam Singh, a resident of the village, said the worst hit by the poor power supply are students as it was an examination time.
CAMP: A hepatitis vaccination camp is being organised at Amb Sahib gurdwara in Phase 8 here on Sunday.
AMBALA MEETING: The District Grievances Committee meeting which was scheduled to be held on March 18 will now take place on March 19 at 10 a.m. Haryana Agriculture Minister Jaswinder Singh Sandhu will preside at the committee meeting to be held at Panchayat Bhavan, Ambala City.
MEETING: The District Grievances Committee meeting which was scheduled to be held on March 18 will now take place on March 19 at 10 a.m. Haryana Agriculture Minister Jaswinder Singh Sandhu will preside at the committee meeting to be held at Panchayat Bhavan, Ambala City.
FARIDABAD SONEPAT INJURED: Three persons sustained injuries when their motor cycle dashed against a parked tanker on the G.T. Road near Bari village, about 15 km from here, on Friday. The condition of one of the injured is stated to be serious and he has been sent to the Medical College and Hospital, Rohtak for treatment. GOHANA BANDH: On a call given by the Janhit Morcha, comprising 45 political parties, social, religious, voluntary organisations and trade unions, a bandh was observed at Gohana township, 35 km from, here, on Thursday in protest against the new policies for the assessment of house tax, levying professional tax on the shopkeepers and traders and hike in power tariff. A large number of residents, including women, took out a protest march which passed through the main bazars of the township.
INJURED: Three persons sustained injuries when their motor cycle dashed against a parked tanker on the G.T. Road near Bari village, about 15 km from here, on Friday. The condition of one of the injured is stated to be serious and he has been sent to the Medical College and Hospital, Rohtak for treatment.
GOHANA BANDH: On a call given by the Janhit Morcha, comprising 45 political parties, social, religious, voluntary organisations and trade unions, a bandh was observed at Gohana township, 35 km from, here, on Thursday in protest against the new policies for the assessment of house tax, levying professional tax on the shopkeepers and traders and hike in power tariff. A large number of residents, including women, took out a protest march which passed through the main bazars of the township.
KILLED: An autorickshaw driver was crushed to death while two persons were seriously injured when the autorickshaw collided with a truck at Dholera Ground here on Thursday night. The injured have been hospitalised.
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