|Wednesday, March 8, 2000,
issues new guidelines for land transfer
SAS NAGAR, March 7 A new set of guidelines regarding transfer of plots and issuing of no-objection certificates (NOC) for sale of plots have been issued by the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA).
The Estate Officers at SAS Nagar, Patiala, Bathinda, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar and Ferozepore urban estates have been asked to be careful before effecting the transfer of a plot or issuing the NOC. Earlier, there were no clear guidelines in this regard and Estate Officers used to ask the seller and the buyer to furnish one or the other document, thereby allowing chances of irregularity. The Chief Administrator of the PUDA, Mr K.B.S. Sidhu, said the new guidelines were comprehensive and would make the procedure more systematic.
Now, in case of an allottee applying for the transfer of his or her plot, separate affidavits by the transferor and the transferee, along with a passport-size photograph attested by an executive magistrate, indemnity bond from the transferee, original allotment letter and bank drafts of transfer fee would have to be furnished. If required, the Estate Officer concerned could also ask for documentary proof of the identify of the transferor.
In case of a GPA holder applying for transfer of a plot, apart a no-dues certificate and a certified copy of the GPA would also have to be furnished. The signatures of the allottee on the GPA and in the record of the PUDA would also be tallied.
The Estate Officer will have to sent a registered letter to the owner in PUDA records, intimating him about the transfer case. When an application for transfer of plot is received through a sub-attorney the Estate Officers have been asked to be extra cautious and check the genuineness of the sub-attorney.
In case of an
application for an NOC through an allottee, the officials
have been asked to ask for separate affidavits from the
transferor and the transferee along with passport-size
photographs, indemnity bond, no-dues certificate, copy of
conveyance deed and bank drafts of the process fee. For
the sub-attorney applying for the NOC, apart from the
above mentioned documents, the officials have been asked
to send a copy of the NOC to the plot owner in PUDA
festival from March 11
PANCHKULA, March 7 The Town Park in Sector 5 is being spruced up for the 14th Spring Fest-Flower Festival scheduled to be held on March 11 and 12 which promises to be a colourful affair with the Haryana Urban Development Authority trying to pack fun and frolic, competitions and entertainment in the two days.
Children have been given special treatment, especially since a total of seven competitions have been separately prepared for them. The last day for receiving entries for these contests is March 9. Forms for the same are available with the organisers of the respective competitions.
On the first day of the fest, students and children can participate in rangoli, painting, mehandi and fancy dress competition according to details provided by the office. The day begins with the rangoli contest at 8am which permits four members in one team and will be organised by New India Senior Secondary School, Sector 15, followed by a painting competition, forms for which are available at Satluj Public School, Sector 4. The contest will be held for students below six years, between 6-12 years and 12-16 years and each school can send five entries in each of the three categories.
Moti Ram Arya Public school, Sector 7, has been given the responsibility of conducting the mehandi competition which will also be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1pm in three categories for students but is open for everybody. In the afternoon, a fancy dress contest will be held at the venue and is being organised by DC Model School, Sector 7. Children below 6 years, below 11 years and above 11 years can participate in the three categories.
A hasya kavi samelan will be held from 10:30am to 11:30am and is open to students below 10 years of age and permits two entries from every school. The forms for the same are available at Haryana Model School, Sector 10. For the seniors, above 10 years, a Veer Ras samelan will be organised from 11am to 1pm and the entry forms would be also available with the organisers of he hasya ras samelan.
A group dance competition with a minimum of 10 students in a team will be held from 2pm to 4pm and each school can send in one team only. The time allotted for the performance will be seven minutes and the teams can register at Blue Bird Public School, Sector 16.
Flower competitions will also be organised for the general public during the two days of the fest comprising six classes and 91 sections. These include flower arrangements by ladies, children and maalis. The competition of cut flowers of different flowering varieties will also be held. There is a category for flowering and foliage plants grown in pots and another for house gardens. Competition of gardens at school campuses will also be held.
KHARAR, March 7 The grave of an unidentified foreign national who died on the night of October 15 last year, was dug by a team from the Canadian Embassy today to ascertain whether the deceased was a missing Canadian citizen or not.
According to information available an unidentified foreign national was killed by an unidentified vehicle near Chatauli village on the Kharar-Ropar road. The Kurali police registered a case under Sections 279 and 304-A of the IPC and started investigations. As no document was recovered from the possession of the deceased, his identity could not be ascertained. The DSP, Kharar, issued a statement in the newspapers.
The body of the deceased was kept in the PGI, Chandigarh, for about 15 days. When no clue was found, the body was buried in the cremation ground, belonging to the Christian community, in Kharar. The SSP, Ropar wrote to all foreign embassies to know the identity of the deceased.
A team from the Canadian Embassy, New Delhi, including Mr Sean Robertson, Mr Jaswinder Singh and Ms Nancy came in a vehicle today and got the permission of the SDM, Kharar, to dig the grave.
Labourers were pressed into service in the presence of Mr Ajit Singh, Naib Tehsildar, who was appointed Duty Magistrate, officers of the Kurali police and Mr Surjit Masih, a retired Headmaster of Christian High School, Kharar. The coffin was taken out and a dentist was called. He inspected the dentures of the skeleton and found four cavities and a fracture on the lower jaw. The coffin was then buried again. Following this, the team left.
According to the
information, a Canadian citizen was missing since around
the same time this incident occurred. The report of the
dentist will be sent to Canada, where it will be compared
with the records in the hospital of the area where the
missing Canadian was living.
is Best Debut Director
CHANDIGARH, March 7 A local youth, Mr Jasjit Singh, son of Capt Kanwaljit Singh, Punjab Finance Minister, has won the award of Best Debut Director of India at the 14th Indian Academy of Advertising Film (IAAF) awards for excellence in advertising film production announced in Mumbai recently.
Thirtyone-year-old Jasjit Singh did his graduation in Commerce from the local Government College for Boys and two-year degree course in advertising film production from the Film School of British Columbia.
The IAAF had appointed a jury comprising 50 judges including eminent persons like Shymak Dawar, Piyush Pandey, Mehar Jessia, Nomita to decide the fate of about 100 candidates engaged in this field.
The award ceremony started with the crowning of winners in different fields and ended with the most awaited three awards of the year The best production house, The best Debut Director and the Best Director of India. The best production house award went to Whitelight Production House while Jasjit Singh won the Best Debut Director Award. He got a standing ovation.
Jasjit Singh, who now
lives in Delhi, a commoner in the advertising film
production world, has proved a big surprise for all
concerned in this industry. The best Director of the Year
award went to Ram Madhvani.
down khud, 13 hurt
PARWANOO, March 7 A private bus, carrying a marriage party, rolled down about 100 feet into a khud today, leaving 13 persons injured.
According to the police, the bus (HP-12-4119) from Nalagarh came to pick the marriage party from Chadiar village near Parwanoo. The bus was parked on the road side at Dharoj village and the driver was waiting for the marriage party to board it. Thirteen persons including children, had occupied the seats earlier while others were in the process to board the bus.
The driver lost control of the bus while reversing it, leading to the mishap.
The injured have been admitted to the ESI hospital at Parwanoo and at the PGI, Chandigarh.
The driver of the bus reportedly fled from the scene of accident.
The names of the persons who are admitted to the ESI Hospital at Parwanoo are Som Lal (13), Chander Lal (12), Rumali Ram (75), Sita Ram (32), Dalel Singh (45), Roop Ram (65), Bala Dutt (65), Rattan Singh (75), Khayali Ram.
Entries invited for Prem
CHANDIGARH, March 7 The Prem Bhatia Memorial Trust has started accepting applications for the Prem Bhatia memorial scholarships for 2000.
The scholarships, which are for one year, are meant for journalists below the age of 35 years for research in media-related subjects. The scholarships are awarded by a distinguished jury comprising veteran journalists and media experts, headed by Mr Ajit Bhattacharjea of the Press Institute of India.
The scholarships are awarded each year on August 11 to mark the birth anniversary of Prem Bhatia, one of independent India's most outstanding Editors.
There are three scholarships of Rs 60,000 each. While one scholarship has been sponsored by the K.C. Mahindra Education Trust, the other two have been sponsored by the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust.
This is the third consecutive year that the Prem Bhatia Memorial Trust is awarding scholarships.
dates, breaking promises
CHANDIGARH, March 7 Damsels, evasive beaux trampling sturdy assurances of tender passion under high-heel ankle boots are dumping hearts in trash cans of their lives, relentlessly.
Burning bridges of pledges is a humour. Commitment, fidelity.... Whats that? Coolly rolling steaming fried noodles around a glistering fork in a fast food joint, Jasmine thinks of her waiting date at the Panjab University Student Centre. But only for a second.
Giggling, the plus-twoer squeezes tomato sauce from the plastic bottle. Her guy Rahul, she knows, will understand. Has to. If he doesnt.... well, his feelings are in her hands. That is, till she is bored of the game. Then, not even a ceremonious good-bye.
Her word cannot be trusted, says young sociologist Subina Shekhar. You hover around the telephone waiting for the call. She is not bothered. At the restaurant, minutes roll into hours as you sip coffee, all alone. She fails to turn up at the promised hour. Nothing surprising. Promise, for her, is just another word.
Living life in a palatial bungalow in the plush northern sector or a humble flat in a southern one, Jasmine vows to be true to one, but zips uphill on a panting bike with another. Love you she whispers casually yet in a husky voice to every other guy.
Innocently throwing her head down and rolling her pleading eyes up, she narrates with agitation the unending tale of how the book was forcibly thrust into her protesting, unwilling hands. Poor she.
Her close friend Vasudha, after savouring sumptuous kathi-kabab from the guy she met at the Chandimandir dance party, promises to buy him a chicken-in-a-bun the next time. She coolly remembers to forget it. Movie treat! It slips out of her mind.
All those moral lessons nanny conveyed, lying on the cushy cotton mattress spread on the folding bed, through folk tales in the soothing presence of the twinkling stars was good for the old generation, asserts Subina. Today, honesty is no more the best policy why should it be. You cannot even buy sympathy with it. And promises... they are meant to be broken.
Little wonder, the heart-shaped cake Vimmie swore to bake for her lover when he still was a boy, four years ago, is yet to fluff into existence. Bday flowers, wait to bloom. The sketch she assured to trace after cherishing Titanic five times she is in no mood for it.
Me, my fandas are clear. Say yes and forget. Never say no, it offends, explains neo-professional Vimmie. Otherwise also, vows are made in sub-conscious fits of sincerity. Cant help if the mood changes later on. You see... I hate things I do not want to do. Then lie is the best recourse. It justifies, believe me, it does, conveniently.
her and so many teenyboppers doesnt matter.
But it should, cautions young psychologist
Rubina Kapoor. You are not just labelled a
ditcher, a fibber and a
dodger. Pulling away from promises can lead
to over-dependence on lies for day-to-day solutions. The
tendency can even gnaw at the root of your character
resulting in personality disorders, eventually making you
a misfit. Learn to say no. Sometimes, even no is a good
playfields for children here
CHANDIGARH, March 7 There are a few areas like multistorey flats in Modern Housing Complex where no proper playfield for children exists. The Municipal Corporation dustbins occupy the centre of the park.
Ms Kavita Kaushal, an executive of a private firm, said her five-year-old daughter often complains of a lack of space to play here. Mr Balbhadar Chand, a retired officer of the UT Administration, said children and the senior citizens were the worst affected due to this.
Mr Ashok Kochhar, a senior manager of a multinational firm, said they shifted from Noida in UP to here about six months ago as Chandigarh was considered to be as clean as Noida. "Now, I would like to shift to Sector 7 or Sector 42 where my children can get a space to play," he said.
Mr Ashok Sharma, a businessman, said, ''When the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen (retd) J.F.R. Jacob has already shown a keen interest in setting-up a football academy, area around the complex can be used for it."
Ms Darshana, a housewife, said one liked to remain indoors due to filthy conditions in the complex. "Persons park the vehicles in the available open spaces here which have no fences around these," said Mr Jagdish Chander, a retired professor. "The complex is now almost seven-year-old, but conditions haven't improved, so, the Administration should take urgent remedial measures, said Mr Sukhminder Singh, a landlord. He said he would not have shifted here from Sangrur had he been aware of these filthy conditions.
Another woman said the duplex-type houses which were built after these flats, had parks fenced with iron grills.
Mr B.N. Singh, another resident, said 15,000 persons lived in the complex after more persons moved in the newly-built AWHO flats, the place would become dirtier and more playfields would be required.
Residents had patiently waited for facilities to improve with time, but, things had turned for the worse, said Ms Monika Gulati, a resident.
Another working lady who lives here, Ms Sonia, said she never let her children play in the complex. She and her husband preferred to take them to Vatika in Panchkula or Sukhna Lake which were a few kilometres away, she said.
from Bhopal meet Governor
CHANDIGARH, March 7 A group of journalists from Bhopal yesterday called on the Governor of Punjab-cum-Administrator of Chandigarh, Lieut-Gen JFR Jacob (retd). The journalists are on a visit to the water shed project at Rail Majra, National Fertilisers Factory at Naya Nangal, Bhakra Dam; Punjab Agricultural University at Ludhiana, Amritsar, and Wagah border.
The Governor told the visiting newsmen that Punjab was a peaceful state as there was no problem of terrorism any more. He said the bomb blast in a bus at Sirhind was because of planting of the explosive in Jammu.
The Border Security Force and the Central Reserve Police Force were maintaining a constant vigil on the Indo-Pak border to prevent smuggling. The Punjab Government, he said, would do its best to look after the families of Kargil martyrs.
General Jacob said there was no financial crisis in the state. There had been a revenue deficit since 1985 for which necessary corrective measures have already been taken.
Chandigarh, General Jacob said the major problem was of
slum dwellers as nearly 50 per cent of the total
population lived there. Another problem facing
Chandigarh, he said, was of encroachments. The
Administration was taking necessary steps to handle both
team calls on Mayor
CHANDIGARH, March 7 A five-member delegation of the Rotary district 7090 from the USA and Canada today called on the Mayor, Ms Shanta Abhilashi.
According to a press note, the meeting lasted for over an hour and subjects related to the city and the civic amenities were discussed.The stress was laid on sharing information about the use of vermiculture for taking care of the vast green areas of the city.
The delegation comprised
Mr Alex Elliot, leader of the group study exchange team,
Ms Cheryl Gondek and Ms Carol Birtzer, from New York
(USA), Mr David Muratori and Ms Karen Curtis from Ontario
Gill posted as DSP,
SAS NAGAR, March 7 After a gap of over four years a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) has been posted in the town. The DSP, Mr S.S. Gill, has been posted in addition to the Superintendent of Police, SAS Nagar, Mr B.S.Randhawa. He will report to Mr Randhawa.
Prior to 1995 there used
a SP and a DSP. The Senior Superintendent of Police
(SSP), Mr G.P.S.Bhullar, said that the DSP had been
posted to allow a better management of police set up in
the SAS Nagar subdivision. The workload in the SAS Nagar
subdivision had also increased, necessitating the posting
of the DSP.Presently the office of the DSP had been
housed in a residential quarter in the premises of the
Phase 1 police station. Mr Bhullar said sanction for
constructing the office-cum-residence of the SP and the
DSP in Phase 4 had been received and the Punjab Police
Housing Corporation was expected to start work on the
killed by car; boy commits suicide
CHANDIGARH, March 7 A 10-year-old girl was killed by an unidentified car, while an 18-year-old boy committed suicide here today.
According to the police sources, Maya, a resident of Sector 52, was hit and seriously injured by a speeding car. She was rushed to the hospital, but, was declared dead on arrival. A case has been registered and further investigations are on.
In another case, Anil Kumar hanged himself in the afternoon at his house in Vikas Colony of Mani Majra. A student of Class XII, he was, reportedly, weak in studies and was said to be depressed on this account. He was declared dead on arrival at the hospital.
PO caught: The Industrial Area police has nabbed a proclaimed offender (PO) who was wanted in a case of theft registered in 1975. He was declared a PO by a city court in 1979.
Bhim Sen, along with three accomplices, had stolen petrol from a car parked at a petrol station in Sector 28. He was arrested from Sector 28, following a tip off that he sold junk there.
He was sentenced to one-year-imprisonment and fined Rs 2,000 by a court.
Car recovered: The police has recovered a car which was forcibly taken away from Mr R.K. Khullar, a resident of Sector 44, from near the traffic lights in Industrial Area on February 2. The vehicle, CH-01-Q-0033, was taken away by Baljit Singh and Jagjit Singh.
A case under Sections 379 and 411 of the IPC stands registered against them.
Liquor seized: The police has arrested two persons for possessing liquor beyond the permissible limit.
Rajbir Singh was arrested from near the kabari market near Hallo Majra, while Raju was arrested from near the STA office with 12 bottles of whisky each.
A case under Sections 61, 1 and 14 of the Excise Act has been registered.
Thefts reported: Mr Satish Gupta, a resident of Sector 44, has reported that someone has stolen some goods and Rs 7,500 in cash from his shop in Sector 22. A case has been registered.
In another incident, Mr Rajiv Nayar, a resident of Pipliwala in Mani Majra, has reported that some one has stolen gold ornaments, a camera and Rs 20,000 in cash from his house. A case has been registered.
Girl abducted: Mr
Jaspal Singh, a resident of Hallo Majra, has reported
that his daughter has been abducted by Kapil Dev, a
resident of Madhubain in Bihar. A case under Sections 379
and 411 of the IPC has been registered.
charge against Siti Channel employee
CHANDIGARH, March 7 An employee of the local Siti Channel was charged with criminal intimidation and rape by a Mauli Jagran resident today.
Ranjit Singh, who works as a camera man with the channel, is absconding and has been charged under Sections 376 \ 506, IPC, following a complaint by the woman, who alleged that she was confined in a room of the Sector 18 Panchayat Bhavan and raped for two days.
According to police sources, the 20-year-old was the second wife of Mauli Jagran resident Mehboob. She used to frequent her mothers house in Burail and was impressed upon there that she should leave her husband as they would find a good person.
On March 2, she was introduced to the accused who forcibly took her some where and later on to the bhavan. She was confined to a room and was repeatedly sexually abused for two days. She went to her house on March 5, but was turned away by her sister and mother.
She was again contacted by the accused who kept her in his house that day and the next morning left her at the district courts threatening her with dire consequences if she told anyone about the incident.
orders arrest of cop
PANCHKULA, March 7The Director General of Police, Mr SPS Rathore, ordered the arrest of a police personnel, Bajinder Singh, who had come to the open darbar held at the Police Headquarters, Sector 6, to seek redressal of his grievances.
While the driver with the Wireless Department of the local police uttered abuses in the course of relating his complaint to the DGP, in the presence of other police officers, nobody interrupted or reprimanded him. Finally, after taking over 15 minutes, he concluded his complaint and sought justice.
Almost immediately, the DGP ordered the SHO to arrest the complainant who was taken into custody. It could not be ascertained under which Section he was booked.
The only other important case that came up for hearing was that of Mr Ganpat Rai Hans, a resident of Sector 9, who alleged police laxity in solving his case in which two armed robbers took away Rs 3.35 lakh from his possession. He was accompanied by members of the Grain Market Association and the Residents Welfare Association of his sector. The DGP ordered the local police to submit a report for the same within one month.
Three policewomen put forward their demand for a promotion to which the DGP replied that the same would be carried out in accordance with the rules and regulations laid down.
A total of 30 complaints
were presented in the darbar out of which 16 were those
of the public. While those of the police personnel dealt
with transfer, there were a number of cases where
families sought ex-gratia employment for family members.
MC removes encroachments
DERA BASSI, March 7 As many as eight shacks on the municipal land adjacent to the Ramlila Ground were removed by the Municipal Council (MC) authorities here today.
The MC authorities pressed an enforcement team to remove the encroachments. The shacks include, two dhabas, a pottery shop and a cloth shop. The operation continued one and a half hour.
Besides this seven rehries were also removed near from the branch of State Bank of Patiala along the highway.
Mr JK Sharma, Executive
Officer, said that under the anti-encroachment drive in
the township all the encroachments would be removed. He
appealed to the shopkeepers, vendors and other residents
to remove their encroachments themselves otherwise the MC
would have to remove them.
NFL staff lodge protest
CHANDIGARH, March 7 The members of the Joint Action Committee of Recognised Unions and the Officers Associations of the National Fertilisers Limited (NFL) today lodged their protest against the disinvestment of 51 per cent equity in the NFL.
The delegation was led by Mr Chiranji Lal Garg, Minister for Science and Technology. The CM heard the members and called up the Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers, Mr Suresh Prabu, in Delhi and said that it should be stopped immediately. It is not in the interest of the people of Punjab.
perspectives of womanhood
PANCHKULA, March 7 Purposeful values and an onslaught on subservience and dependence, portrays the changing perspectives of womanhood today. A gigantic belief in ones strengths towards the much focussed and pre-determined objectives, was the innate philosophy behind the success, reiterated by scores of women entrepreneurs in the township who divulged their views a day prior to the Womens Day.
Statistics with the District Industries Centre (DIC) here in Sector 6 reveals that the number of cases of women entrepreneurs, benefiting from various self-employment schemes, especially the Prime Ministers Rozgar Yojna have compounded by over three times in the current year.
Mr Harsh Vardhan, General Manager of DIC, informed that between July, 1999, and December, 1999, there were 56 women who got self-employed. However, contrary to the rise, there were just 17 such cases in the previous year. The policy in regard to self-entrepreneur avenues, provide for special preference for women, he added.
Its no longer a mans world. Recession in employment opportunities and allied factors of competition, saturation etc have carved out new channels, with young women probing avenues for self-entrepreneurship. It has been remarkable to witness women entrepreneurs challenging self created misnomers of monopolies, expressed Dr Rajni Theraja, Principal of Hansraj Public School, in Sector 6.
Ms Nandini Sharma of Sector 12, who owns a software development company at Panchkula, says she had to face enormous teething problems, although initially, for obvious reasons as men were the ones she confronted with. During the initial spade-work I wondered from pillar to post with a hope to market my products. Many at time, I felt it wasnt my cup of tea, yet my innate belief kept me going and I did not give up, she said. Today, I have a roaring business, she added.
Pursuing unconventional trades, for few enterprising women has not been as hard as one would assume. Ms Suman Malhotra, who owns a transport company, said she has struggled through the year, in a trade which women would normally avoid. Dealing with drivers and agents endured me towards exploring my latent strengths, which otherwise would have been suppressed in the oblivion, she said.
The youngest among the lot, Ms Mini Juneja of Sector 16, revealed that she had to start from a scratch. Hailing from a middle class employee family, she resigned from her last assignment where she was working as a clerk in a private firm. I felt I was not doing justice to my abilities, she said. Initially from job-works, to small independent assignments, Mini says today she has clients from all over Punjab and is optimistic in grinding business from topmost branded companies for designing.
From hosiery factory to chemist and amusement outlets, women in the township are reportedly managing all these independently. Ms Kavita Yadav, who owns an export house here, feels it will still take a couple of more years for women to confront the world with optimum liberty and equality. Highlighting from her experience, Kavita says that a perpetual undercurrent of a negative competition is always what you face, especially in our trade.
Risen married in a
middle class family, Kavita reveals she had tremendous
resilience from the family. I felt their
discouraging decision, to be a waste of my calibre and
qualification (she holds a degree in export management),
and hence decided against it, she said.
Today, everybody in the family appreciates my work
and commitment, she feels. The township seen many
more such women entrepreneurs, taking the lead for many
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