Saturday, May 17, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


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ARRESTED: The police on Thursday busted a two-member gang of vehicle thieves and recovered three motor cycles from them. According to a police press note special nakas were put up at various places and Nachhatar Singh, alias Chiri, a resident of Azad Nagar and Mahinder Singh of Kot Dharanchand were arrested with the stolen motor cycles.

SEMINAR ORGANISED: The Petroleum Conservation Research Association, Chandigarh, on Thursday organised a seminar at Guru Nanak Dev University to create awareness about the need to save fuel and energy. The Regional Director, Mr AS Bajwa, and Mr SP Singh, technical adviser, process equipment, urged the large and small consumers to use efficient equipment, including electric motors, which could save fuel.

MEETING HELD: A meeting of district officers presided over by Mr Ganga Ram Teja, member, National Commission of Safai Karamcharies, was held here on Thursday to review the living conditions of safai mazdoors. Addressing the meeting Mr Teja said safai karamcharis were important functionaries of the society and people should protect their interests.

REMANDED: Ms Preeti Sahni, Subdivisional Judicial Magistrate of Kharar, has sent Nirman Singh, who was arrested by the Vigilance Bureau and is one of the alleged accomplices of former Akali minister Sohan Singh Thandal, to judicial remand till May 26.

: The People Democratic Front organised a day -long seminar on the 'Relationship of Nature, Human Beings and Development of Human Society' at Punjabi Bhavan on Friday. Speakers said the lop sided social system was the cause of all ills in the society. The speakers included Mr Sukhdev Singh Bhopal, Mr Charanjit Singh Grover, Mr Kewal Singh, Mr Parkash Singh Mann, Mr Gurdial Singh Seetal, Mr Hardev Singh Grewal, Mr Shaminder Singh Langowal, Mr Darshan Singh and Mr Jagdeep Singh.

NSS CAMP: The valedictory function of the 10 -day NSS camp at DD Jain Memorial College for Women was organised on May 16. Mr Narinder Kumar Jain, president of the college managing committee, presided over the function. Many prominent citizens were present on the occasion. Mrs Kamla Jain, Principal of the college, and Prof Antar Jyoti Ghai, were present on the occasion. Food preservation course and a trip to PAU museum, Nehru Rose Garden and Gurdwara Aalamgir Sahib were other highlights of the camp. An exhibition of handicrafts made by the volunteers was also held. At the end prizes were distributed among outstanding campers. Rajni (B.AII), Maninder (BA III), Aditi (BA I) and Reshma (BA II) were adjudged as the best NSS volunteers. As many as 110 volunteers attended the camp. Finally, Prof Lotika Gupta proposed a vote of thanks.

SUMMER QUEEN: Women of the Ramgarhia Club came all dressed in their summers best to participate in the Summer Queen Competition organised by the club on Friday morning. The women were divided in two age groups-above 50 and below 40 years. Fifteen women in Group B ( below 40) walked on the make shift ramp and competed for the coveted title of the Summer Queen. Ms Aman Vasai was declared the Summer Queen whereas Ms Raj and Ms Pinki were declared the first runner up and second runner up, respectively. In the Group A (above 40) Ms Santosh was declared the Summer Queen. Ranu Padam was the first runner up while Ms Roop was declared the second runners up.

GRANT: The first installment of Rs 1.5 lakh out of a total grant of Rs 5 lakh was handed over by Mr Madan Lal Bagga, councillor, on behalf of Mr Gurcharan Singh Ghalib, MP, to Dr B. L. Kapoor Memorial Hospital here, on Friday. Mr K.L. Malhotra, general secretary, managing committee of the hospital, while expressing gratitude, both to Mr Ghalib and Mr Bagga for donating the amount for the 'Trauma and Casualty Ward', said the hospital would try to further improve its services. Among others Dr T.S. Cheema, Medical Superintendent, Dr Inderjit Singh and Mr Dharam Pal, were present on the occasion.

CAMP: Local army units, with the active participation of the 715 (I) AD Brigade and the 45 (AD) Regiment, will organise a blood donation camp at Central MI room on May 17. According to Brig Sunil Dhawan, Station Commander, the Armed Forced Transfusions Centre will arrange the collection. More than 300 donors, including Army personnel, NCC cadets from various colleges and schools and students were expected to donate blood.

BLOOD DONATION: Sukhmani Hospital and Blood Donors Council organised a blood donation camp on the hospital premises here on Thursday. Mr Hussan Lal, Deputy Commissioner, inaugurated the camp. As many as 62 units of blood were collected.

PLUS TWO RESULT: Students of the local government senior Secondary School have fared better than students of other schools in the plus two (science and commerce streams) examination conducted by the Punjab School Education Board. Vijay Kumar has got 10th position in the state in science group. He is second in the state among the students of government schools, says Mr Gurmail Singh Sahlon, Principal, adding that in science group, 43 out of 6 students and in commerce group, 19 out of 26 students have got first division.

HOSTEL NIGHT: Students of IITT, Engineering College, Pojewal, about 25 km from here, organised hostel night “Raunakan” on Thursday. Mr Arun Joshi, Manager and Mr B.S. Saini, Vice-principal, presided over the function. Ravinder Pathania and Suman Bansal were adjudged the best hostellers.

SEMINARS: Mr K.C. Kapoor, District Education Officer, said here on Friday that block-level seminars on “New Education Policy and Implementation of Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan” were organised in all eight elementary education blocks in the district on Thursday.

CONFERENCE: The Council for Teacher’s Education (CTE), Punjab and Chandigarh Centre, will organise a state-level annual conference on “Punjab Education Policy-2002 and Teachers’ Education” here at Dayanand Amarnath College of Education for Women on June 6. Eminent scholars and educationists would read their papers, said Principal Dev Ichha Shekhar.

PROTEST: Members of the Punjab Bank Employees Federation organised a dharna in front of the head office of the State Bank of Patiala here on Friday in protest against the disinvestment policies of the Central Government. The employees raised slogans against the privatisation policy being followed by the government.

FELICITATED: Government Mohindra College on Friday organised an interactive session with two of its illustrious alumni, Ankur Garg and Amit Singla, who have secured first and thirteenth position, respectively, in the IAS examination. Dr R.K. Sharma, Principal of the college, presided over the function and presented mementos to the achievers and exhorted the students present on the occasion to pursue their dreams with dedication.

: The local gurdwara organised Sukhmani Sahib path for those killed in the train accident near Ludhiana on Thursday . Prayers were organised for the speedy recovery of those injured in the accident. The MLA, Mr Amrik Singh Dhillon, the SGPC member, Jathedar Kirpal Singh Kheernian, and the secretary of the SAD (B), Mr Kuldeep Khullar, condoled the death of passengers in the accident.

FESTIVAL: To give fillip to the cultural activities in the area the Paras Rang Manch will organise its 5th annual dramatic festival on May 31 at 8 pm in Harnam Nagar, Samrala. This was stated by the press secretary, Mr Baljeet Baghauria, and the president of the manch, Mr Punit Kumar. Mr Amrik Singh Dhillon, MLA, will preside over the function and Mr Tej Parkash Singh, Minister of Transport, will distribute the prizes. 

EXCELLENT RESULTS: The local National Public Senior Secondary School, Samrala, deserves praise for its excellent results in Class VIII . Out of 102 students, who appeared in the examination conducted by the Punjab School Education Board, 80 stood first and the rest got second division. Amarpreet Kaur Kang stood first in Ludhiana district securing 757 marks out of 800 (94.6%).

MEETING: In a meeting presided over by Mr J.S. Jassi, SDM, Samrala, in the office of local Nagar Council, it was decided to put a blanket ban on the embarking and disembarking of bus passengers at the main chowk in Samrala and to shift the local taxi stand in the new bus stand complex. To enforce the order of the SDM, Samrala, the police force will be pressed into service if the need arises. The Telecom Department will use the space vacated by the taxi stand. Mr Dhami, Divisional Engineer (Telephones), Mr Jasvir Singh Jassi, president of the committee, and all councillor of the committee attended the meeting on Friday.



CONDOLED: The Haryana IAS Officer Association held a meeting in the committee room of the Civil Secretariat here on Friday to condole the death of B.K. Panigrahi. Panigrahi, an IAS officer of the Haryana cadre, died in New Delhi on Thursday, following a prolonged illness.

MEETING: The Garhwal Sabha of Chandigarh will hold its general-body meeting at Garhwal Bhavan, Sector 29, here on May 26 at 4 p.m. to make some necessary amendment in its constitution and fix a date for the sabha’s elections and constitution of independent and permanent trust. The sabha has also urged its members to deposit their annual subscription for the year 2002-2003 by May 24 (9 p.m.) at the sabha’s office to enable themselves to participate in the general-body meeting on May 26, according to Mr Jai Krishan Naithani, general secretary of the sabha. 

DEAD: Prof K.K. Tandon, a former chairman of the Zoology Department of Panjab University, had passed away, an official press note of the university said here on Friday. Professor Tandon was a renowned fish biologist who had authored at least four books and more than 200 research papers. 

QUIZ CONTEST: Navjeet Inder and Abhijeet Singh of Shivalik Public School, SAS Nagar, won second position in the All Asia Bournvita Quiz Contest hosted by Derek O’ Brien held in Kolkata. About 4,000 schools from all over Asia took part in the contest out of which 64 teams qualified.

OSHO MEDITATIONS: A one-day Osho meditation camp will be organised at Indira Holiday Home, Sector24, here on Sunday. It will be conducted by Swami Chaitnya Kirti. Different music meditation techniques and cathartic methods will be experimented, according to the chief organiser, Ma Yog Shukla.

CONDEMNED: Condemning the decision of the Chandigarh Administration to hike the fee structure of higher education in Chandigarh colleges, the local unit of the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has said, “The policy of the administration is driving away the poor and middle class students from higher education”. Saurabh Joshi, secretary of the ABVP, said in a press release here that the UT Administration was defying the orders of the Supreme Court that had made it clear that ‘education is a charity and students of socially and economically backward sections have to be helped’. 

CELEBRATED: The birthday of Prophet Mohammed was celebrated with religious fervour at Jama Masjid here on Friday. Religious leaders including Maulana Ajmal Hussain and Maulana Shakeel Ahmed Kazmi highlighted the significant aspects of the life of Prophet Mohammad and urged the people to follow the path propagated by him.



KILLED: A cyclist, Ramesh Kumar, was killed in a road accident at Ambala Cantonment on Friday when a military vehicle hit him. The police registered a case on the complaint of his mother, Ms Tarawati.

MISHAP: One person was killed in Hamidpur village when a compressor installed in a bicycle repair shop burst. This person belonged to Khirwa village.

STOVE BURST: A person sustained serious burn injuries when the kerosene stove on which he was cooking food burst in his house near Ambala Cantonment. This man, Doopa Ram, was taken to local Civil Hospital, from where, he was taken to the PGI in Chandigarh.

ARRESTED: The Ambala police has arrested two bail jumpers, Jarnail Singh and Karnail Singh of Rajpura, from near Ambala City.

CLASSES: The District Bal Kalyan Parishad is running hobby classes for students during the summer holidays. The president of the parishad, Ms Sunita Gautam, said the classes would be on till June 30. The classes are held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. While a fee of Rs 100 is being charged from children below the age of 16, a fee of Rs 150 is being charged for children above this age. Children are taught dance, painting, music, skating, computers and judo.

CONTRACT: According to Mr Som Prakash, Assistant Works Manager of the railway workshop here, said the Northern Railway workshop here had bagged the contract to manufacture 27 coaches. The workshop would manufacture 14 narrow-gauge coaches for Kangra Valley, 10 coaches for Kalka-Shimla railway, 2 for Darjiling railway and one for Western Railway.

WATER GAMES: St Vivekanand Millennium School of the HMT Township in Pinjore organised a “Khushi Time” yesterday for kids on the school premises. Water pools were placed in the open and the children were allowed to splash and play around these. Various water games were also organised.



CRITICISED: The district unit of the BJP here has criticised the Congress government led by Mr Virbhadra Singh for its failure to attend to their essential needs of the district which is facing a drought-like situation. It has asked the district administration and the state government to supply clean drinking water through tankers and also arrange subsidised fodder for the district.

PLEA: Mr Dharam Singh Pathania, a former Chairman of the Salooni block in Chamba district, has requested the Chief Minister, Mr Virbhadra Singh, to enhance the remuneration of special police officers deployed along borders of this district. Mr Pathania urged the government to increase their salary from Rs 1,500 to Rs 3,000 per month in order to boost their morale.

RELEASE ALLOWANCE: The Himachal Pradesh Pensioners Kalyan Sangh has sought release of dearness allowance for serving as well as pensioners with effect from January 2003. In a press note issued here on Friday, Mr P.C. Oberoy, general secretary, district unit of the sangh, urged the Himachal Government to release the allowance as neighbouring states had already allowed dearness relief at the rate of 3 per cent on the pattern of the Central Government employees and pensioners.

COMMUNITY CENTRE: The Rotary Club of Parwanoo, with the assistance of the Municipal Council, Industries Association and Industries Department has set up a Rotary vocational and community centre in Sector 5 here. The centre with a computer laboratory, library and sport centre offers concessions to students of economically weaker sections.

SHOW: A live demonstration show was held for students of Parwanoo Public School in Sector 5 here on Thursday by H.G. Ley on teaching through creative techniques like magic, story telling and acting. H.G. Ley of Hyderabad is a renowned neurolinguistic programmer and magician.

SEMINAR: The State Bank of India under its project Uptech organised a seminar on technology upgradation in apple orchards at Regional Horticulture Research Station, Mashobra, on Thursday. It was attended by about 120 apple growers.

STIR THREAT: A meeting of the Municipal Workers’ Federation was held under the presidentship of Mr Kishori Lal Sharma here on Thursday. Members of the federation discussed the demands put forward to the Municipal Commissioner. They threatened to start an agitation if their demands were not accepted by May 30. 


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