Saturday, January 25, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


KEROSENE IN BLACK: Expressing concern over the alleged black marketing in kerosene in the district, Mrs Laxmi Kanta Chawla, BJP leader, on Thursday urged the state government to control it and ensure government kerosene depots remain open.

COP BOOKED: The Batala police on Thursday booked Head Constable Nand Lal ( presently posted at Amritsar) and his wife Sunita Rani on charges of drug peddling. According to a press note issued by Dr Naresh Kumar Arora, SSP, Sunita Rani had confessed that her husband used to bring charas from outside and she would sell the same to local youth from their residence in the Khajuri gate area. A case under Sections 20, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered in Batala City police station.

TWO INJURED: Moti Ram of Gehri Bhagi village got injured when his scooter was hit by a speeding vehicle near Jodhpur Romana village on Thursday. He has been referred to a hospital in Ludhiana. Meanwhile, Jagdish Giri, a resident of Manikaran in Himachal Pradesh, was admitted to a hospital after he fell ill in the waiting hall of the Railway station.

CONDEMNED: The Dalit Sena has condemned the proposed shifting of news section of DD kendra from Jalandhar to Chandigarh. Mr Kiranjeet Singh Gehri, state president of the Dalit Sena, said a press note issued here on Friday that the move was aimed to deprive the residents of Punjab from expressing their views.

ROBBERS HELD: The city police on Thursday arrested two robbers near the Hyat Nagar locality. A police press note issued on Friday said the two robbers were arrested following a complaint by a local resident. The arrested youth had been identified as Uttam Singh and Kuldip Singh.

TEACHERS’ FRONT: Six primary teachers organisations of Punjab have constituted the Elementary Education Save Front to struggle against the Education Policy-2002 of Punjab . The Front would stage a dharna in front of the DPI(S) office, Chandigarh, on February 19, 2003.

COLLEGE ANNUAL DAY: The Punjab Finance Minister, Mr Lal Singh, presided over the annual prize distribution function of B D Arya Girls College here on Thursday. He distributed prizes to outstanding students. Ms Kanta Kaul, Principal, read the annual report.

: The Sachkhand Express, a train bound to Hajur Sahib from Amritsar, will start getting a stoppage at Khanna from Sunday. A Congress worker Shashi Vardhan said here on Friday that it was made possible by the efforts of Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo and Mr Sukhdev Singh Libra, Member Parliament and Rajya Sabha, respectively. Mr Vardhan said the train would be flagged off by both MPs.

MEETING: Shri Jain Shwetambar Terapanthi Sabha will organise its general house meeting, shravak sabha, on Sunday in the Terapanth Bhavan, Bagh Wali Gali, according to Mr Bansi Lal Surana, president of the sabha. Mr Surana said here on Friday in a press note that a meeting of the Punjab Prantiya Nivedan Samiti would also be organised simultaneously. Muni Shri Vinay Kumar Alok would preside over, while Muni Shri Abhay Kumar would deliver the keynote address at the sammelan, he added.

RELIGIOUS FUNCTION: Shri Hanumant Sewa Samiti held its weekly programme of Sunder Kand recitation at Rai Park, Civil Lines, on Thursday. After performing ‘panch pooja’, the samiti members gave a musical rendition of the holy epic that literally cast a spell on the gathering. Later a Hanumant flag was hoisted and an ‘aarti’ performed. Among those who attended the recitation were Ms Neelam Dabar, Mr Anil Sareen and Mr Anil Sondhi.

SANKIRTAN SABHA: The Sarvyapi Mahila Sankirtan Mandal organised a ‘sankirtan sabha’ at Shri Prem Mandir, Tilak Nagar, on Thursday. Among those who sang religious hymns on the occasion were Ms Ram Dulari, Ms Sita Devi, Ms Phoola Rani, Ms Krishna Devi, Ms Janki Rani and Ms Sushma Devi.

RELIEF: The Dhanda Charitable Trust would hold its monthly function to distribute pension to widows on Monday at Shri Dandi Swami Tapovan Ashram, Civil Lines, according to Mr Sohan Lal Dhanda, chairman of the trust. He said pension and ration items would be distributed to 125 widows at the function.

ANNIVERSARY: The seventh death anniversary of Mr Daljit Singh Grewal, a known Urdu poet and Olympic philosopher, falls on. Mr Grewal who died in 1996 was known as Professor Sajjad. His ‘Eastern Expression of Olympic Philosophy’ was accepted at the time of the Mexico games. Mr Grewal’s expression was described as excellent and it was reproduced with Greek mural on the title page of the Olympic publication of 1968 and again at the Montreal Olympics and 1982 Asian Games held at Delhi.

SEMINAR: Tally Solutions Private Limited, a Bangalore-based company, presented its Tally software ee6.3 (E-accounting software) at a study seminar on ‘Registered Tally Graduation’ here on Friday. Speaking at the occasion, Mr Amarjit Singh, Director of the company, claimed that the new E-accounting software was simple, flexible, fast, efficient without any hassles of codes and the additional advantage of on-line help. The software was already being used by over half a million business houses in India and abroad. Mr Y.S. Walia, Director of the Tally Academy, informed that the academy provided Tally Graduate course for the benefit of unemployed educated youth to become experts in using Tally software besides providing placement to the trained graduates.

FUNDS RELEASED: Mr Ramesh Dutt Sharma, State Minister for Health and Chairman, District Planning and Development Board, presided over the meeting of the Board here on Thursday. He released a sum of Rs 341.45 lakh for various schemes.

BLANKETS FOR POOR: The District Literacy Society and the Doaba Seva Samiti distributed blankets and sewing machines among the poor and widows at Torowal village, about 20 km from here, on Thursday.



DRAWING COMPETITION: The Life Insurance Corporation of India will organise drawing competition in various school on Republic Day. The main competition would be held at Shishu Niketan Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22 D. Depending upon the age of the participants, the competition has been divided into four categories.

STRESS MANAGEMENT: The mechanics of stress and vital techniques of stress management were the main areas of focus during Psycho Tech 2003, organised by the Psychology Department of the Government College for Girls, Sector 11, here on Friday. Dr Harpreet Kaur, a clinical psychologist from the GMCH-32 highlighted causes of stress among students, which included competition in career, identity confusion, peer pressure and parents’ expectations. She also touched upon methods of managing stress.

HONOURED: Noted journalist Harbhajan Halwarvi presided over a special function organised by the General Categories Welfare Foundation at Government Museum and Art Gallery, Sector 10. The inaugural issue of quarterly magazine of the Federation — General Samaj — was released by Mr Halwarvi.

LEGAL AWARENESS: In order to generate legal awareness among students, a legal awareness seminar-cum-poster-making competition was organised at Government Arts College, Sector 10, here on Friday. The Member Secretary, UT State Legal Service Authority-cum-Judge Permanent Lok Adalat, District Courts, Mr Sant Parkash, gave details about free legal aids and service to the persons or parties who are involved in legal disputes like matrimonial discord, company fraud, harassment on account of financial hazards, property disputes, family disputes and landlord tenant controversial.

SEMINAR: A seminar on legal procedures for implementing the Indian Forest Act, Wildlife Protection Act, Forest Conservation Act, Environment ( Protection Act) and the Biodiversity Conservation Act was held at Forest Complex in Pinjore on Friday. Mr J.P.L. Srivastava , Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and other officers of Forest Department, participated in the seminar.

R-DAY CELEBRATIONS: A series of competitions were organised at Amravati Public School here as part of the Republic Day celebrations. Children recited poems on martyrs of India, a story-telling and declamation contest and a face-painting contest were also organised on the occasion. Tiny tots of Bhawan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, also organised a colourful cultural and musical programme, which included patriotic songs and skits on the occasion.

SCHOOL FUNCTION: A vibrant and colourful show was presented by students of the local branch of Ajit Karam Singh International Public School on the second Annual Day function “Spellbound” organised at Tagore today. The tiny tots of the school took the audience down the memory lane by presenting the progress of our country right from the days of freedom struggle to the present times. Subhash Chawla, Mayor, Chandigarh Municipal Corporation, was the chief guest on the occasion. Ms Savita Bhatti was the guest of honour.



ARMY RECRUITMENT: The Ambala cantonment (HQ zonal recruiting office) has scheduled a series of army recruitment rallies in February to recruit soldier general duty exclusively for Sikh and Sikh (M&R) candidates. Candidates belonging to Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh can report for recruitment process at any of the places as per the schedule. The recruitment rallies are going to take place in Dabwali, Fatehabad, Kaithal, Kurukshetra, Chandigarh (Bhanu), Pehowa, Ambala, Paonta, Nahan and Panipat.

AIATF MEETING: The district president of the All India Anti Terrorist Front (AIATF), Mr Virender Kapoor, on Friday said that they would motivate school students to develop national pride.

CONG DEMONSTRATION: Mr Shamsher Singh Surjewala, a Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee leader, has said the Congress would organise a demonstration at Narwana on January 29 in protest against the deteriorating law and order situation in the state. Mr Randeep Surjewala, President, All India Youth Congress, would lead the demonstration, he said while talking to newsmen here on Thursday.



BIRTH ANNIVERSARY: Deputy Commissioner Chamel Singh presided over the birth anniversary function of Netaji in the Government Central Primary School premises in the Baba Bangali sector here on Thursday.

GAURAV PURASKAR: The state government has asked all Deputy Commissioners in the state to submit proposals along with their recommendations for the conferment of Himachal Gaurav Puraskar for 2003. The recommendations should reach by February 28, 2003.


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