|Thursday, July 6, 2000,
BAIL PLEA REJECTED: The anticipatory bail plea of Mr Babu Ram Sharma, former SHO here, was rejected by the Special Court for Crime against Women, Sriganganagar, on Monday. Official sources said on Tuesday that the GRP had registered a case against Mr Sharma, a former ASI and seven others, including the Editor of a local daily, on June 21, 1999, on the complaint of Mr Shanti Lal Bajaj, former NCO of the Army.
UNPAID SALARIES: Nearly 80,000 teachers of the Education Department, Punjab, working in primary, middle, higher and senior secondary schools under the non-plan temporary (recurring) scheme have not been paid their salaries for June, 2000. The reason attributed is that the government had not sanctioned these posts. However, 20 per cent of the teachers working under the non-plan permanent scheme have been paid their salaries.
SUSPENDED: Mr U.S. Saroa, Superintending Engineer, in a press note issued here on Tuesday said Jeevan Singh, Junior Engineer, had been placed under suspension on charges of corruption. The action had been taken in view of the allegations levelled against him at an open darbar held at Kalanaur on June 29.
ARRESTED: The police has detected a case of land grabbing by tampering with revenue records in connivance with the patwari of the area. Mr Varinder Kumar, SSP, in a press note issued here on Tuesday said that Rattan Singh and his nephew Jaswinder Singh, alias Jinda, both residents of Lakhanpal, had been arrested in this connection while Surjit Singh, son of Rattan Singh, and the patwari of the area are still at large.
ALLEGED: The Indian ex-servicemen League of Punjab and Chandigarh in Kharar Block, has alleged that the Union Government is discriminating against the JCOs and ORs in case of pension and other benefits. It has alleged that arrears are paid to officers only and JCOs and ORs are ignored. Officer pensioners who attain the age of 80 are given a special grant of Rs 20,000, which was not given the JCOs and the ORs.
INTRODUCED: The community Polytechnic Wing of the Government Polytechnic Institute at Khuni Majra near here introduced a cutting and tailoring course in Maujpur village on Wednesday. According to a press note issued here by Mr B.R. Gupta, Principal and Project Officer of the wing, this course has been introduced a scheme of the Union Government for providing free training to unemployed girls of the village. Ms Balwinder Kaur, Sarpanch of the village, Mr Kaka Singh, panch and many other prominent persons were present on this occasion.
DEMANDED: Residents of Ram Bag Colony behind Panipat Wollen Mills in War Number 5 of the Kharar Municipal Committee are facing a lot of problems due to a lack of drinking water, sewerage and pucca road. About 15 residents, in a letter to the local Municipal Committee have said that there is no pucca road to this colony. When it rains, the kuccha road gets cracked and it becomes difficult to cross it. Residents said the construction of a road had begun some time ago, but, had not been finished.
SEMINAR: For the eradication of tuberculosis a seminar by voluntary organisations was held here under the presidentship of Dr C.P. Bansal, Civil Surgeon. Different cures for tuberculosis were discussed at the seminar. It was largely attended by non-governmental organisations. The Civil Surgeon requested the NGOs to form a subdivision-level association for the eradication of tuberculosis.
ORGANISED: The ICICI and the Patiala Marketing and Services Pvt Ltd organised a Car Carnival to mark the advent of the ICICI in Patiala. The carnival concluded here on Tuesday. The two-day carnival was to promote the brand image, said Mr Geetash Dua, Territory Head of the ICICI. The carnival attracted more than 300 visitors.
DEMONSTRATION: In response to a call given by the All-India Punjab and Sind Bank Officers Union, a demonstration was held in front of the zonal office of the bank here on Wednesday. Speaking on the occasion, Mr G.S. Khera, President of the union, demanded a CBI inquiry in the corruption charges against the bank management. The union also demanded time-bound promotions, fair and rational transfer policy and waiving of loans in case of the death of an employee. Mr R.P. Singh Organising Secretary of the body, said those responsible for more than Rs 1 crore of bad loans should be fined. Later, a memorandum was submitted to Mr Tarlok Singh, Zonal Manager of the bank.
DEMOLITION DRIVE: Initiating a drive against illegal encroachments, the Improvement Trust demolished some structures on construction sites encroached upon by Canara Bank and Cal-Computer Centre at Chotti Baradari here on Wednesday. All illegal constructions near Gurdwara Dukhniwaran Sahib, Sai Market and Sewa Singh Tikriwal Nagar are to be demolished in the next 15 days.
DEMONSTRATION: The Haryana unit of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has decided to organise a state-level demonstration on July 10 at Panchkula in protest against the anti-people policies of the government and the anti-encroachment campaign launched by the Chautala government.
SEIZED: The police has seized 300 bags of spurious cement and arrested Vinod of Kaystpura (Rajasthan) in this connection on the charge of violation of the Essential Commodities Act. The Senior Superintendent of Police, Mr K.P. Singh, told mediapersons here on Wednesday that the cement bags were marked with the brand of a well-known cement company of Rajasthan.
ARRESTED: With the
arrest of three persons, the Murthal police on Wednesday
claimed to have solved a case of looting in the area. The
SSP, Mr K.P. Singh told mediapersons here that the
arrested persons have been identified as Vinod, Suni and
Ravinder, all residents of Pipli Khera village. Ravinder,
he said, had already been involved in a car theft case
and was released on bail by a judicial court. The
suspects had confessed to looting Mr Sidhu Ram, a clerk
at a brick-kiln unit, of Rs 5,400.
Where is the martyrs statue?
Almost all important roundabouts except Shaheed Bhagat Singh Chowk have been given a facelift during the past six months. The roundabouts which have been given a facelift include Udham Singh Chowk, Shershahwali Chowk and the DC residence chowk.
Multani Gate Chowk was named after Shaheed Bhagat Singh in 1997 to mark the 50th anniversary of the countrys freedom.
According to the local Municipal Council decision, a statue of Bhagat Singh was to be installed at the roundabout. A project of Rs 40,000 was sanctioned. The roundabout with a pedestal for the martyrs statue is in bad shape. (See picture)
At places bricks have been removed. The plaster has peeled off. The paint has faded.
The pedestal for the statue has become a point for sticking bills. A framed photograph of Bhagat Singh has been placed in front of the pedestal. Mr Jagdish Lal Gakhar claims that he has done this patriotic act.
A large number of rehriwalas have encroached upon the area near the chowk.
Seeing light of day
Until the age of 47 Mr Gurdial Singh, a resident of Jakhwali village, had not seen the light of day. That was true also of Ms Sukhwinder Kaur, a resident of Lambe village in Kapurthala district, till the age of 20. They had been blind since their childhood and there seemed to be no hope for them.
Call it a godsend or sheer luck, Mr N.K. Dutta, a resident of Bishan Nagar in Patiala, prevailed upon Mr V.P. Dutta, to donate his eyes, which he did through a will.
On the donors death, it was a matter of chance that Mr N.K. Dutta ran into Gurdial Singh and Sukhwinder Kaur. He decided to get one eye each transplanted to these persons.
He took them to Dr R.S. Gill, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Rajindra Hospital Patiala, to request him to perform the operation. Dr Gill readily agreed. Now both of them can see the world.
This information was sent to The Tribune office by Mr V.D. Shorie, Regional Chairman of the International Association of Lions Clubs, Patiala.
Mr Shorie says NGOs at Patiala always come to the aid of poor and needy persons.
The Tilak Raj Chadha Institute of Management of Technology (TIMT), Yamunanagar, conducts a two-year full-time MBA programme and is affiliated to Kurukshetra University. It is duly approved by the All-India Council for Technical Education.
By naming the institute after Tilak Raj Chadha, a great teacher and veteran freedom fighter , Seth Ashok Kumar, a prominent philanthropist of northern India and chairman of Seth Jai Parkash Mukand Lal institutions, has honoured the teaching fraternity. The institute , which is not even one year old, enjoys a pride of place in the chain of more than 30 Mukand Lal institutions spread over Haryana, Punjab and UP.
TIMT offers unique opportunities to students who are aspirants to a management career and look forward to developing their managerial and professional skills, creativity and leadership.
TIMT invites consultants and professional experts from industry and encourages its faculty and students to interact with them.
Designed by Dr Rajesh Arya and built at a cost of over Rs 50 lakh, the building has architectural beauty and grandeur. It houses well-furnished classrooms, an exclusive room for discussion , a seminar hall, a library and a computer centre.
Dr R.C. Sharma, Director of the institute, says TIMT also provides the hostel facility for boys and girls.
The institute plans to introduce MCA, BBA and BCA classes.
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