Friday, May 16, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


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SESSION DELAYED: Elementary Teacher Training students of 1999-2001 has urged director SCRT (Punjab) to declare the results of fourth semester examinations as more than three months have passed since the examination was held. Students said here on Wednesday that the session had been delayed by one and half years.

FOUNDATION STONE LAID: Mr Partap Singh Bajwa, Punjab PWD(B&R) Minister at Tugalwala 30 km from here on Wednesday laid the foundation stone of a link road from Gurdaspur-Sri Hargobindpur to Dera Baba Sucheana and widening the Tugalwala-Salahpur-Bhaini-Bangar to Qadian. He said that repair of link roads would be completed by June 30 and it will be named Baba Aya Singh Riarki Marg.

TWO BOOKED: The police here on Wednesday booked Amrik Singh and Sanjeev Kumar lottery ticket sellers under Sections 420\186\153 of the IPC and 1998 Lottery Rules 6A and 6B. A complaint was received that tickets of banned lotteries were being sold. The Lottery Department staff from Chandigarh made raids on Tuesday.

ROAD REPAIRS: Mr Tikshan Sud, former Punjab minister and BJP MLA from Hoshiarpur, has issued an ultimatum to the Punjab Government to get the Garhshankar-Hoshiarpur, Hoshiarpur-Dasuya and Hoshiarpur-Bharwain roads repaired by the end of this month, failing which BJP workers will garland ministers and Congress MLAs with shoes and disrupt traffic on these roads.

HARASSMENT BY PSEB: Mr Jai Gopal Dhiman, president of the Social Democratic Party of India, has condemned the alleged harassment of electricity consumers by the PSEB authorities. In a press note issued on Tuesday, Mr Dhiman gave the example of a consumer, Mr Ajit Singh of Laksian village, who had applied for a power connection for his small wheat flour mill eight months ago, but had not got the connection so far.

WORKERS’ PROTEST: Employees of the Punjab State Tubewell Corporation (PSTC) staged a dharna in front of the circle office here and took out a rally on Tuesday to protest against the non-payment of their salaries for March and April. The speakers condemned the authorities of the corporation and the state government for not releasing their salaries. They said the PSTC employees would participate in a nationwide strike on May 21.

UNDERTRIAL DEAD: Jagira of Basti Sansian Tanda died on the way to the Civil Hospital here on Wednesday. A drug addict, he was in judicial custody in the Hoshiarpur jail since May 7.

ARRESTED: The Tanda police arrested Kashmir Singh and Jaswinder Singh of Talwandi Dadian and seized illicit liquor from them. They were booked under Section 61\1\14 of the Excise Act.

PROTEST BY TEACHERS: The district unit of the Democratic Teachers Front held a dharna in front of the office of the District Education Officer and took out a rally here on Tuesday. It also submitted a memorandum to the District Education Officer, demanding, among other things, the scrapping of the new education policy and a stop to vigilance raids on schools.

DEVELOPMENT GRANTS: Ms Santosh Chaudhary, MP, said on Wednesday that Rs 408.9 lakh had been disbursed under the MP Local Area Development Scheme from 2000-01 to 2002-03. The utilisation certificates of grants for Rs 131.95 lakh had not been sent, she added.

SCHEME INAUGURATED: Mr Lalit Mohan Pathak, president of the local municipal council, inaugurated a water supply scheme at New Teachers Colony here on Wednesday. An amount of Rs 40 lakh would be spent on the project, according to a press note.

BODY RECOVERED: The Verowal police recovered the body of an old man from the well of the Tapiana Sahib gurdwara, Khadoor Sahib on Wednesday. A report under Section 174 the CrPC was registered and the body cremated by the Municipal Council here after a post-mortem examination.



DISABLED STUDENTS: As many as 62 disabled students were given stationery, bags and uniforms during a function organised at the Integrated Education for Disable Centre, Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 6 on Thursday. Ms Sunita, resource teacher of the centre, said the students were enrolled in various government schools in Panchkula district and the relief material was given to the disabled students every year.

BLOOD DONATION CAMP: A blood donation camp was organised by the Citizens Welfare Council in connection with the birth anniversary of Sahibzada Ajit Singh here on Thursday. As many as 68 persons donated blood. The camp was inaugurated by Mr Birdevinder Singh, Deputy Speaker of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha. Mr Kulwant Singh, president of the municipal council, presided.



CLEANER DEAD: A cleaner of a Tata 407 was killed when the vehicle overturned on the Ambala-Chandigarh road near Saddopur village barrier on Thursday. According to information, the vehicle was coming from Delhi and was on its way to Chandigarh. The cleaner, Raj Kumar (22), of Khurjapur (UP) died on the spot while the driver sustained minor injuries.

SEIZED: The Mulana police seized 15 kg of poppy husk from a person at Adhoya village on Thursday. The police has registered a case under the NDPS Act and arrested Jasmer in this regard.

KILLED: An employee of HMT Pinjore died here on Wednesday in a road accident. According to the police, Om Prakash Malik (45) was crossing the road when a Punjab Roadways bus hit him. The accident took place at Lohar Ghati near HMT. The police has registered a case and impounded the bus.



SUGGESTIONS SOUGHT: The Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education Chairman, Mr B.R. Rahi, on Wednesday sought suggestions from principals and headmasters on how to streamline board’s function. Earlier a deputation of the HP Principals and Headmasters Association suggested to the board chief that English should be introduced in government schools and examination and evaluation systems improved.

ONE ARRESTED: The Shillai police has arrested Ombir Singh, resident of Balla village under Asand police station in Karnal district ( Haryana) and seized 600 gm of charas from him. He was travelling from Shillai to Paonta Sahib on Wednesday. The charas was being carried from Parli Minus (Uttaranchal) to Karnal. Earlier on Sunday the police arrested a person with 1.9 kg of charas.

AWARENESS ON WTO: The Swadeshi Jagran Manch will organise a nationwide ‘Swadeshi Suraksha Yatra on May 19 to educate people on free trade policies of WTO at Indora, Rehan and Nagrota Surian towns of Kangra district, Mr Tara Chand , District Coordinator of the Manch said here on Tuesday. He added that noted economists of the country would speak on the subject.

AWARENESS CAMP: An awareness programme was organised here on Wednesday for truck drivers and conductors of the area by DSP, Surendar Verma under the community policing scheme. About 100 truck drivers and conductors attended the programme.

GURU SINGH SABHA: The Sri Guru Sabha has elected the following as its office-bearers: president — Mr Rawel Singh; vice-president — Mr Kavaljit Singh; general secretary — Mr Gurcharan Singh and cashier — Mr Bhupinder Singh.

MINISTER TO BDOs: Mr Sat Mahajan, Himachal Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj said on Wednesday here that performance of BDOs would be evaluated He added that under the ‘Swaran Jayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojna loans worth Rs 89.63 lakh had been provided to 340 Swarozgaris which includes 184 members of Self-Help Groups and 156 individual swarozgaris and subsidy of Rs 25.49 lakh provided to them.


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