Friday, October 20, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


BODY RECOVERED: The body of Boota Singh (25), a resident of Padhri, who had been missing since October 13, was recovered from the fields of Chack Sakandar village on Tuesday. The Chabal police has registered a case under Section 302 of the IPC.

SEMINAR: A seminar on “eye donation and awareness” was organised by students of Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), in collaboration with the Rotary Club here on Wednesday. Dr R.S. Bawa, Registrar, GNDU, and Dr Daljit Singh, a renowned opthalmologist and president of the Rotary Eye Bank, spoke on the occasion.

COMMITTEE: Mr Bhagat Singh Dhaliwal, President, District Congress Committee, on Wednesday urged the AICC President, Ms Sonia Gandhi, to direct all office-bearers of the party to maintain discipline. In a press note issued here, Mr Dhaliwal said the party office-bearers at a meeting here termed the statement made by Mr Jagmeet Singh Brar, in which he had welcomed the Rs 350 crore-relief package for paddy growers of the state, as unfortunate.

‘BLACK DIVALI’: The district president of the All-India Shiromani Akali Dal, Mr Karnail Singh Bhawra, gave a call for “Black Divali” in protest against the harassment of farmers during paddy procurement. He said the exploitation of farmers by commission agents and rice millers continued despite relaxation in paddy specifications.

lean manufacturing
: Mr G.N. Sundar, Managing Director, GNS Consultancy (P) Ltd., Chennai, will deliver a talk on gaining competitive edge through lean manufacturing at a function to be organised by the Ludhiana Management Association on Saturday. Lean manufacturing is all about reducing the time from customer order to manufacturing and delivering products by eliminating non value added waste in the production stream. The ideal of a lean service is one-piece flow. A lean manufacturer is continuously improving in the direction of that idea, says a press note of the association. Mr Sundar will discuss the benefits of lean manufacturing and steps for its achievement. 

exhibition: Jewels have always been of immense importance. These have always been associated with nature, life and cosmic energies, which permeate the entire universe. For the past 5000 years India has been producing the much coveted vibrant designs in jewellery and this fabulous heritage remains unparalleled. Keeping the immense variety of jewellery and its ever growing demand in mind, ‘Sercon India’ in association with the World Gold Council launched Swarn Sambandh. Swarn Sambandh will organise an exhibition-cum-sale of diamonds, enamelled gold jewellery, and a variety of pins and rings, at Park Plaza from November 10 to November 13. According to a press note, there would be a display of exquisitely rendered jewels, in vast combination of colours and shapes with the profusion of stones and gems. 

WORKSHOP: A seminar-cum workshop on fashion forecast for autumn and winter would be organised by the Apparel Export Promotion Council in collaboration with the National Institute of Fashion Technology on November 1 at Majestic Park Plaza. An official press note stated that the trend on the occasion would be presented by Trend Expert of Promostyl, a fashion forecasting agency of Paris alongwith experts of the National Institute of Fashion Technology. 

BOOK RELEASED: Dr G.S. Kalkat, Vice-Chancellor, Punjab Agricultural University, released a book written by Principal (retd) Balkar Singh Bajwa, presently Dean, Faculty of Education at Panjab University, Chandigarh. The book is titled “Sikhya, Sabhyachar — Virsa Te Vartman.” Speaking on the occasion, Dr Kalkat said that for overall development of Punjab , mere literacy is not sufficient, but the rural Punjab should be educated in the true sense, so that the people are able to identify their problems and work out solutions. Dr M. S. Bajwa, Director of Research, PAU, and Dr Sarjit Singh Gill, Additional Director Extension Education, Communication Centre, PAU, also commended the work of Mr Bajwa. Dr Pal Singh Sidhu, Dean, College of Agriculture, PAU, Dr Gurbhajan Gill; Mr Parduman Singh Bedi were also present on this occasion. 

OVARIAN CYST: An ovarian cyst weighing about 14.4 kg was removed after a successful surgery on a pregnant lady, Sukhwinder Kaur (27), at the local Civil Hospital here on Wednesday. Dr VP Goyal, SMO, said during the two-hour operation the ovarian mass was removed successfully along with the foetus. 

DRUG ADDICTION: The district police in collaboration with the health and education departments organised a seminar on the menace of drug addiction at BLM Girls College here on Wednesday. Mr Ishwar Singh, SSP, and Mr Pritam Singh Johal, SDM, spoke on the occasion.

HAILED: Dr Ashok Kumar Sharma, acting President of the Punjab State Veterinary Officers Association, has expressed gratitude to the Minister for Animal Husbandry, Dr Rattan Singh Ajnala, for implementing the decisions taken in the meeting held at PAU, Ludhiana, recently, changing the timings of the hospitals and dispensaries from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. without any lunch break. 



competition: Gurmeet Tej of Government College of Girls, Sector 11, bagged the first prize in an essay writing competition held at the Government College of Education, Sector 20, here on Thursday. She received a cash prize of Rs 5,000. The competition, sponsored by the Ministry of Home Affairs, on the topic unity in diversity saw participation of 29 contestants of various colleges of the city. Bhavana Ranjan of GGDSD College, Sector 32 and Shelley Narang of MCM DAV College, Sector 36 were declared second and third. They were also given a cash prize of Rs 3,000 and 2,000 respectively, a B2C and C2C auction site, which provides the opportunities to the bidders to bid and win products like home theatres, DVDs, mobiles etc., will be participating in the CII IT carnival at the Parade Ground, here, from Friday. The site has also been rated as the most popular auction site in the country. 

Divali without crackers: Members of Rotary Club Chandigarh Central, visited 11 private schools, to propagate among the children to celebrate Divali without crackers, here on Thursday. The Rotarians tried to convince children not to spend on crackers as it was harmful both for the pocket and the environment. The school covered by the Rotarians were: St. Kabir High School, Sector 26, Sacred Heart High School, Sector 26, St. Xavier School, Sector 26, Carmel Convent School, Sector 9, Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, New Public School, Sector 18, D.A.V Public School, Sector 8, Stepping Stone School, Sector 38, Vivek High School, Sector 38, Mount Carmel School, Sector 44 and St. Stephens School, Sector 45. 

ELECTED: The following were elected office bearers of the Chandigarh Public Health Workers Union: chairman — Mr Bikramjit Sharma; president — Mr Jagdish Ram; general secretary — Mr Davinder Parkash Sharma; cashier — Mr Gurmel Singh; legal advisor — Mr Ram Nath; secretaries — Mr Janak Raj Bhardwaj, Mr Naib Singh, Mr Shyam Lal, Mr Ram Sewak and Mr Joginder Nath; office secretary — Mr Bachna Ram; propaganda secretary — Mr Balbir Singh and joint secretary — Mr Balbir Singh Saini. 

SCHEME: A one-day seminar on Public Provident Fund Scheme, will be organised by the National Savings Organisation, Punjab and U.T Chandigarh in co-ordination with the State Bank of India local head office, Chandigarh, at the Training Center of SBI in Sector 14, here on Friday. According to Mr M.K Malhotra, regional director, National Saving, about 50 officers of SBI from the states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Chandigarh were expected to take part in it. 

Annual function: The Parent Teachers Association of Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 27, will organise the annual function of the school on Saturday. According to Ms Bimla Gambhir, Principal of the school, Mr D.S Saroya, Director Public Instruction, will be the chief guest. 



FUNCTION: The annual function of Chaman Vatika, will be held on October 21. It was stated by Mr Rajinder Nath, the chairman of the school. Chief Secretary, Haryana Government Vishnu Bhagwan will be the chief guest while Vice Chancellor of Kurukshetra University RS Chaudhry will preside over the function. A cultural function will also be organised on this occasion.

NOMINATED: Mr Vijender Chauhan has been nominated general secretary of the Ambala unit of the BJP. Several local BJP leaders, including Mr Giyan Chand Aggarwal, Mr Shankar Dass, Mr Subhadesh Mittal, Mr Raj Singh and Mr Jagdish Goel welcomed the nomination of Mr Chauhan. 

KILLED: One person was killed and another injured in a group clash in Kaula village 10 km from here. According to police Jeet Ram was injured seriously when he was hit on his head following a dispute over the construction of a wall. Jeet Ram succumbed to his injuries at the PGI at Chandigarh. The police has registered a case against three persons in this regard. 

YOUTH KILLED: A youth was badly injured when he fell from Bhatinda Express near the Panipat railway station on Wednesday. He died when he was being taken to the PGI, Rohtak.

APPOINTED: Dr Satpal Singh Dahiya, Reader, English Department, Maharshi Dayanand University, took over as Director, Directorate of Distance Education of the university, on Wednesday. Dr S.K. Bedi, Professor, Institute of Management Studies and Research of the university, has been given the charge of Director, University Centre for Competitive Examinations.

ROBBED: Mr Yogesh, an employee of Punjab National Bank, was allegedly robbed of a cash bag and other documents by three scooter-borne youths while he was on his way to Nangal Kalan village on Wednesday. The Kundli police has registered a case.

PICKPOCKET: The Rai police arrested a youth, Rajinder, on a charge of picking the pocket of a passenger who was waiting for a bus on the GT Road, near Bahalgarh village chowk, 10 km from here, on Wednesday. According to a report, the police has recovered the stolen amount from him. A case has been registered.

SEIZED: Phool Kanwar of Bhur village was arrested by the police following the alleged recovery of 14 bottles of liquor from him on Wednesday. According to the police, he was going to Ganaur on his scooter when he was nabbed. A case has been registered.

CAMPAIGN: The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) has intensified its campaign to detect the cases of power theft in the Sonepat circle (operation) of the nigam. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Sudhir Rajpal, told mediapersons here on Thursday that the officials of the nigam had checked 882 premises and detected 131 cases of power theft during the current financial year.

PROBE ORDERED: The Haryana Government has ordered a probe into the complaints of farmers against the inefficient and unsatisfactory working of the water service division at Gohana in the district. According to official sources, the government has taken a serious note of the misappropriation of public funds by certain officials of the division which were meant for desilting and deweeding operations of the canal network.

DOWRY DEATH CASE: The Kharkhauda police arrested Mohinder, a security guard of Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, President, Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC), in connection with a dowry death case registered against him. According to a report, three more persons, who are allegedly involved in the case, are still absconding and a hunt is on to apprehend them.

BURN INJURIES: A married woman, Saroj, sustained burn injuries while she was lighting an earthen lamp in her house at Khewra village, 10 km from here, on Wednesday. According to a report, she was rushed to Medical College Hospital at Rohtak. Her husband also sustained burn injuries while trying to save her.



ARRESTED: The police has arrested two persons on a charge of theft of 96 tins of resin from the HP State Forest Corporation’s depot at Pukhri in the district. Mr Sanjay Kundu, SP, said on Thursday that the accused were identified as Bhag Singh of Bhoran village and Pritam Chand of Jawalamukhi in Kangra district.

COMPETITION: The Information and Public Relations Department organised a vocal music competition at Rajgarh in which students from 14 high schools and various cultural parties participated. The aim of the competition was to spread the message of prohibition amongst the youth.

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