Tuesday, August 1 2000,
Chandigarh, India
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3 become Senate members
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, July 31— Dr Satinder Dhillon, Principal, Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, Chandigarh, Dr Jagdish Kaur Bains, Principal, Dev Samaj College for Education, Ambala, and Dr Govinder Dhillon, Principal, Darbara Singh College of Education, Lopon (Ferozepore), have been selected as members of the Panjab University Senate from the professional college principals constituency.

Only three nominations in this category were filed and all were, thus, elected unanimously.

The other colleges falling in this category were the PGI Nursing College, PGI Teaching Departments, Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, Government medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, and all B.Ed colleges affiliated to Panjab University in Chandigarh and Punjab. 


Legal literacy camp for villagers
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, July 31 — The Rotary Club of Chandigarh Midtown held a legal literacy camp at Sarangpur village yesterday. The camp, held in collaboration with the Department of Adult Continuing and Extension Education, Panjab University, was attended by a large number of residents of the village. However, the target audience for the camp were women.

An enlightening talk about the legal literacy was delivered by Mr O.P. Goyal, a local councillor and senior advocate of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Mr Goyal gave insight into the various aspects of the Hindu Marriage Act, the Child Marriage Restraint Act, maintenance allowance after divorce and child adoption.

Dr Ajaib Singh, Director, Department of Adult, Continuing and Extension Education, expressed his views on important factors affecting the girl child and the related issues.

The club donated five sets of books for classes VI to X of the local Government High School. According to the President of the club, Mrs Vanita Gupta, these books would be kept in the library and issued to the poor and needy children on the rotational basis.

In order to provide avenues of recreation to the students of the nursery and primary sections, five swings, with the aid of the State Bank of Patiala, were also donated to the school. The General manager of the bank, Mrs Prem Lata, gave an insight about the various schemes of loans for the weaker sections.

This is the first project of the Rotary Club of Chandigarh midtown in the village. According to Dr Gupta, the aim of the camp was to give to the women essential basic information about their legal status as mothers, sisters, daughters and daughters-in-laws.

The camp was also supported by the Inner Wheel Club of Chandigarh Midtown. The club has initiated a Rs 20-lakh project for Sarangpur under which drinking water will be provided and community toilets built. Besides this, 20 very poor families have also been identified with the help of the panchayat. These families will be provided with individual toilets.


Seminar on tectonics inaugurated
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, July 31 — The Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, Mr K.N. Pathak, inaugurated the three-day seminar on “The Structure and Tectonics of the Indian Plate” organised by The Centre for Advanced Studies in Geology today on the university campus.

The Director of the Centre, Mr R.S. Chaudhri, welcomed the guests and emphasised the need for organising seminars on similar themes in various parts of the country.

More than 50 delegates from all over the country are taking part in the seminar which has been organised under the aegis of the UGC.


New course
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, July 31 — The Department of French, Panjab University, is offering a new course from this session in Scientific and Technical Translation, the interviews for admission to which would be held on August 11 at the department.

The interviews for MA (I) will be held on August 8, for the certificate course in French on August 9 and 10 and for the diploma and advanced diploma in French on August 11.


Date for LLM forms extended
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, July 31 — The Department of Laws, Panjab University, has extended the last date for receipt of application forms for LLM (I) to August 7.

Admissions to LLB (I) for Panjab University Regional Centre, Muktsar will be held on August 12 at 11.15 am in the Department Of Laws, Panjab University, Chandigarh. The fee for the ongoing classes can be deposited in the department from August 2 to 4.

The Department of Adult and Continuing Education has also extended the date for receipt of applications for admission to its postgraduate diploma course to August 4. The applicants would be informed about the interview date individually. The last date of admissions without late fees is August 17 and with late fees up to August 24 with the Director’s permission and August 31 with the Vice-Chancellor’s permission.Back


Compensation for phone subscriber
Tribune News Service

SAS NAGAR, July 31— A local telephone subscriber has been awarded a compensation of Rs 1,000 by the Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Ropar, for being put to harassment by the Chandigarh Telecom circle on account of his faulty phone connection for over a year. The department has been directed by the forum to rectify the defect in the telephone connection and monitor its functioning for three months.

The department has further been directed to refund the rental amount for the period during which the telephone connection remained out of order or adjust the amount in the subsequent bills.

The orders were passed by the forum on the basis of a complaint filed by Mr Harish Kumar Kochhar, a resident of HB 97, Phase 1, SAS Nagar. Mr Kochhar in his complaint had stated that when his telephone 263456 was installed, a linesman demanded a bribe of Rs 1,000 to ensure that his telephone connection remained in order. The linesman allegedly threatened him that if did not pay the amount the phone connection would cause problem.

Soon after its installation the telephone went dead and repeated complaints from July 7, 1998, to April 15, 1999, failed to get a response. He stated that owing to some technical snag in the telephone line the telephone remained dead for more than 20 days.

The problem of disturbance in the telephone was a permanent feature. Again complaints from August 21, 1999, to November 9, 1999, did not solve the grievance of the consumer. The computer telephone facility was not working, he alleged.

The telecom department in its reply said that as per the fault card no fault had been registered after July 27, 1999. The forum in its order observed that the complainant had visited the office of the SDO (telephones), the DE (Phones), Chandigarh, the Vigilance Officer, Telecom Department, Chandigarh, and the Principal General Manager, Chandigarh Telecom Department, but to no avail.

The forum further directed the department to pay Rs 5,000 to the consumer within 30 days of the receipt of the order, failing which it would have to pay interest at the rate of 18 per cent per annum till the payment of the amount.Back


Judicial remand for rickshaw-puller
From Our Correspondent

CHANDIGARH, July 31 — A Judicial Magistrate today remanded a rickshaw-puller, accused of carrying drugs, to judicial custody for 14 days. The accused, Shyam Swaroop, was arrested on July 28 and was in police custody till today.

He was earlier booked by the Chandigarh police under the provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act. According to the prosecution, the accused, carrying 20 kg of poppy husk, was arrested from near the Inter State Bus Terminus in Sector 17 on the evening of July 28.



Principal’s bail plea rejected
From Our Correspondent

CHANDIGARH, July 31 — The anticipatory bail plea moved by the Principal and the Director, Principal of Central Mission School in Sector 9 here, in a cheating case, was today dismissed by an Additional District and Sessions Judge.

Principal Bindu Ahuja and Director Principal P.J.R.D Ahuja were apprehending arrest following in a first information report registered against them by the Chandigarh police on July 20, under Section 420 of the Indian Penal Code on the complaint of students of the nursery teacher’s training course.

In their complaint, the students had stated that the school management had issued an advertisement in newspapers, claiming that they were running the institute since 1985.

The students added that they joined the course as the advertisement said that the school was offering a diploma in N.T.T and was recognised by the relevant authority. The school authorities had charged Rs 3550 as admission fee and had been charging Rs 400 as tuition fee every month. Each student had already spent more than Rs 1 lakh for this course.

They had further alleged that the Principal and the management had cheated them. Counsel for petitioner had added that the information on the diploma and marksheet regarding the course being recognised by the Central and the State government was incorrect.

They added that on June 8, a news item appeared in all daily newspapers about the notice issued by the DPI Schools regarding the launch of civil and criminal proceedings against the school for running courses without proper sanction and approval. They also stated that the Principal, had maintained that the school was recognised.Back


Balle balle with Lashkara
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, July 31 — Balle balle te shawa shawa, a variety entertainment programme laced with comedy, will be telecast on Lashkara channel tomorrow at 8 p.m. Director of the programme, Mr Jarnail Basota, said that the programme will include songs of Daler Mehndi, Ila Arun, Bhuppi Chawla, Jazzy Bains followed with comedy by Som Sahota and Jagjeet. The programme will also be telecast at 1 p.m. on August 4 and 11 a.m. on August 6.

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