Saturday, May 5, 2001, Chandigarh, India


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


APPROVAL: The All-India Council for Technical Education has given approval to Guru Gobind Singh Educational Society (GGSES) for running MCA course at Mai Bhago Institute of Information and Technology at Muktsar. This information was given by Mr Amarjeet S. Pasricha, president of the GGSES. In this year, BCA and PGDCA courses would also be introduced, he added.

PROGRAMME: A programme on ‘mahila gagriti, was organised on Friday by the Indian Child Development Services (ICDS) at Seman Kalan village, Nathana block. Ms Satya Devi, Child Development Project Officer, Nathana, told the participants about various welfare schemes being run by the ICDS Department.

EYE CAMP: The Divine Eye Research Foundation, (DERF) will organise an eye camp and an eye donation awareness programme at Sewa Bharti Hospital in the city on May 6. Mr Rakesh Kumar Narula, president, DERF, in a press note issued here on Friday said Dr H.S. Heyer, eminent eye specialist, would examine patients and medicines would be provided free of cost. Ms Latika, patron of the DERF, would organise an eye donation awareness programme, Pohola he added.

DEAD: Phola Singh of Kotha Guru village died at the cremation ground in the city. The body of the deceased was found by the volunteers of the Sahara Jan Sewa. The volunteers displayed his photographs in the city and thus established his identity. It was handed over to his relatives after a postmortem.

COMPUTER CENTRE: A computer centre at the local Lala Jagan Nath Jain Goodwill Public High School was inaugurated by Dr Prem Kumar, senior Professor of Management, Guru Kanshi campus, Talwandi Sabo, here on Friday. This was stated in a press note issued here by the Principal of the school, Mr Suresh Kumar.

DOWRY CASE: Kuldip Kaur of Denowal village, under Garhshankar police station, sustained severe burn injuries, here on Wednesday when her in-laws allegedly burnt her by pouring kerosene oil for not bringing sufficient dowry. The police has registered a case against her in-laws under Sections, 307 and 341, of the IPC.

ASTHMA NOT CONTAGIOUS: “There is no complete cure for asthma so far. However, constant treatment can control the disease.” This was stated by Dr H.J. Singh, TB and Chest Specialist, who was speaking on the need to create awareness about asthma during a function organised in connection with the World Asthma Day here today.

SANGAT DARSHAN: The Chief Minister of Punjab, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, will reach here on a day’s visit for ‘sangat darshan’ programme on May 8. This was stated by the SGPC member, Jathedar Kirpal Singh Khirnia and block samiti member Dalvir Singh. They said public meetings are being held in the villages of the area to mobilise people for this programme.

HOSPITAL WITHOUT POWER: A hospital building is complete but the building in not given the connection of electricity as the due amount is still not paid to the nagar panchayat office to receive the ‘no objection certificate’. Sources said in recent days the District Medical Commissioner, Mr SK Bansal, has visited and met with the EO, but in vain.

SCHOOL LAND: Some members of the Gurdwara Sahib Singh Sabha, Mundi Kharar village in a letter to the Deputy Commissioner of Ropar have demanded that the local municipal committee should be directed not to exchange the land of Shaheed Major H.P. Singh Govt Middle School, Mundi Kharar, with some other land. The municipal committee has allegedly passed a resolution to this effect. They have written that the committee has no right to exchange the land. They have demanded an inquiry into the case.

JASHAN-E-BAHARAN: Jashan-e-Baharan-2001, a cultural evening and the annual function of the College of Basic Sciences and Humanities (COBSH), Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), will be held on Saturday at Pal Auditorium under the banner of Society for Advancement of Academic Sports and Cultural Activities (SAASCA). According to Dr M.A. Zahir, Dean, COBSH, the achievements of the students of college would be acknowledged. Two gold medals would be awarded to the best students of the college for the year 1999-2000. Besides, 18 students would also be honoured for their outstanding achievements in academics, performing arts representing university at the national-level during the last three years. Various cultural events will also be organised during the annual function.

CASE REGISTERED: On the directions of Mr R.N. Dhoke, SSP, Khanna, a travelling agent Baldev Singh of Burma village, near here, have been arrested by the local police, according to Mr Sushil Kumar, DSP, Samrala, here today. Talking to mediapersons Mr Kumar told that on the complaint of Mr Mohan Lal of Bulewal village, Nawanshahr district, a case under Sections 406, 420 and 506 of the IPC has been registered against Baldev Singh. The accused has promised to send Mr Mohal Lal to Australia after taking Rs 2 lakh in advance and the balance of Rs 1.50 lakh when Mohan Lal will reach Australia. But he failed to send Mr Lal to Australia. Whenever Mr Lal approached him, the accused refused to refund money.

APPOINTED: Mr Surinder Kumar, a trader of Machhiwara, has been appointed as a member of the Ludhiana Sales Tax Advisory Committee, according to a spokesman of the committee, here on Friday.

IMMUNISATION OF PETS: The Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, in association with the People for Animals (PAF) are organising a camp for immunisation of stray and pet dogs on May 5 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Children’s Park near Century House. The owners can get their pets vaccinated.


SENATE MEETING: Panjab University Senate meeting is scheduled for May 27, reliable sources said here on Friday. The meeting gains importance as no discussions on many vital academic and employment issues have taken place in the absence of the Syndicate. The case of elections in the graduate constituency of the Senate is still pending in the Punjab and Haryana High Court which disallows elections in the graduate constituency. The university has made appointments in nearly 15 faculties during the past couple of months. The issue is likely to be placed on floor of the house.

MEETING POSTPONED: A meeting of the special committee studying misappropriation of funds, particularly, during the last Vice-Chancellor’s tenure, scheduled for Friday has been postponed. Reliable sources said that meeting could now be held on May 11. Mr R.S. Verma, chairman of the committee, is out of the city, which was one of the reasons for the postponement. The Committee was scheduled to submit the report to Justice D.V. Seghal. There have been repeated allegations on the floor of the university house on various issues where money expenditure could not be justified. There are also cases where there were reports of procedural errors in utilisation of funds.

REPAIR DEPOT: The Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the IAF’s Maintenance Command, Air Marshal S.S. Gupta concluded his two-day official visit of No 3 Base Repair Depot here on Friday. He was accompanied by his wife, Mrs Kusum Gupta. He met the heads of various branches of the depot and inspected aircraft hangars, laboratories and repair sections. He also inaugurated renovated facilities for aircraft and engine component repair sections. Meanwhile, Mrs Kusum Gupta, regional president, Air Force Wives Welfare Association (AFWWA), was apprised of the welfare activities undertaken by 3 BRD and other steps taken to improve the general quality of life at the Air Force station.

HEPATITIS-B VACCINATION: More than 350 persons were administered the third dose of hepatitis-B vaccination at a camp organised by the Audit and Accounts Welfare and Health Care Society in the Accountant General office building, Sector 17, on Friday. Camps will also be organised for two more days on Saturday and Sunday in the Audit Pool Colony, H No: 1436, Sector 41-B, from 9 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. The team of doctors that administered the vaccine was headed by Prof H.M. Swamy, head of the Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32.

ISKCON FUNCTION: The local unit of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), will celebrate the appearance day of Lord Narshimha Dev, an incarnation of Lord Krishna on Sunday, at Hare Krishna Dham, Sector 36-B, according to Bhakti Vinod Dasa Prabhu, president of the local unit of ISKCON. The main attractions of the programme include ‘maha abhishekham’ of Lord Narsimha Dev at 6 p.m. followed by aarti, kirtan, pravachan and distribution of prasadam (bhandara) at 8.30 p.m. Meanwhile, the programme for life members of ISKCON which takes place on the first Saturday of every month has been postponed due to Narsimha chaturdeshi celebrations. Now it will be held on Sunday at 7.30 p.m. TNS

SEMINAR: The Surya Foundation, in tandem with the Chandigarh Social Welfare Advisory Board, on Friday organised a seminar on ‘Women and law, legal rights of women.’ This seminar was a part of an awareness generating programme launched by the Surya Foundation at Raipur Khurd in the Union Territory. A representative of the UT State legal Services Authority explained legal rights of women. Ms Divya Stuti, a law student, expressed the need for anti-dowry campaign as also the need for awareness about right age for marriage. She also explained the need for women to fight for their rights. She was also averse to child labour. Dr Ramneek Sharma, founder director of the Surya Foundation, explained the purpose of the Legal Services Authority and utility of lok adalats for quick disposal of legal disputes. She advocated the need for women to fight for their rights and not to remain oppressed.

SUN DAY: The Children’s Alliance for Protection of the Environment (CAPE) on Friday organised a function to celebrate International Sun Day. About 500 students from five schools participated in a function held at SD Senior Secondary School, Sector 24. The president of the Environment Society of India, Mr S.K. Sharma, urged the government to provide subsidy to the masses for procuring solar devices. The Chairman of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Panjab University, Prof S.C. Jain said we would have to reduce the reckless consumption of fossil fuels and instead concentrate on the use of solar energy.

HELPLINE: The local chapter of the Indian Council of Social Welfare has set up a special cell and helpline for problems of elderly persons. The cell will take up cases with the departments concerned, NGOs and the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. Those facing family, financial or health problems can visit room No16 in the Karuna Sadan building, Sector 11, during office hours on week days.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Lions Club (Mid-Town) Panchkula, for the year 2001-2002: president — Mr Radhey Shyam Bansal; vice-presidents — Mr Uma Nand Sharma, Mr Rakesh Aggarwal and Mr Anil Garg; secretary — Mr Subhash Goyal; treasurer — Mr Deepak Jerath; joint secretary — Mr Rajesh Singla.

LOK ADALAT: A special lok adalat will be held on Saturday in all district and sub-divisional courts of the state for settling criminal cases. This has been done on the directions of Mr Justice V.K. Bali, Executive Chairman of the Haryana State Legal Authorities. In a press statement Mr Ved Pal Gupta, Chief Judicial Magistrate-cum-Member Secretary of the District Legal Services Authority, said that a special lok adalat would be held at the District Court, Panchkula, on Saturday at 7 a.m. He has appealed to the general public to avail themselves of the facility and to get their cases settled.



INSPECTION: The Deputy Commissioner Mr Fateh Singh Dagar, on Thursday visited the local civil Hospital and inspected the facilities being provided to the patients. He also held a meeting with the members of the District Bar Association.

ELECTED: The following have been elected as the office-bearers of the Haryana Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kurukshetra Chapter, for the years 2001-2003: president — Mr Kulwant Singh Saini; vice-presidents — Mr O.P. Khurana, Mr Ishwar Chand Gupta, Mr Narinder Dhingra, Mr Mohan Lal Garg (Ladwa) and Mr Ram Kumar Garg (Shahabad); secretary — Dr N.P. Gupta; joint secretary — Mr Ravi Aggarwal; treasurer — Mr Naval Kishore Batra.

EXHIBITION: Prof V.K. Agarwal, Dean, Faculty of Laws, Kurukshetra University, inaugurated a five-day exhibition of paintings, organised by the students of MA (Final) of the Department of Fine Arts, Kurukshetra University in the department complex on Wednesday.

LOK ADALAT: Three lok adalats will be organised at the local District Judicial Complex on May 5, 19 and 26. According to the Additional District and Sessions Judge, Raj Rahul Garg, the cases of compoundable nature will be decided on May 5 while the cases relating to bank loans will be taken up on May 19. General cases will be settled on May 26.

LOANS SANCTIONED: The Haryana Scheduled Caste Finance and Development Corporation, has advanced subsidised loans amounting to Rs 95.59 lakh to 426 eligible scheduled caste families under various self employment schemes in Panipat District during 2000-2001.

MISSING: Mr Madan Lal Gupta, an employee of the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam, who left his house, on Thursday, for his work place was reported missing. Family members apprehended that he has been kidnapped. A complaint was lodged with the police.

LIGHTNING: A youth and four buffaloes were killed by lightning at Khanpur village about 30 km from here, on Thursday. The youth reportedly was identified as Dharminder of Mahmoodpur village.

ROBBERY: Eight persons reportedly entered a dera at Manakpura village near here on Wednesday night and robbed a family of cash, jewellery, and a tractor-trolley after tying them up in a room. The police has registered a case under Section 458/380 of the IPC.

ACCIDENT: One person, Lalit Garg, died and two injured in a road accident here on Wednesday. According to police sources, a truck No. HR-05-6755, collided head on with a Maruti van No. HRO1E-1219, at Sherpur village. The truck driver fled the scene. A case has been registered against him under Section 279/337/304 of the IPC.



CHARAS SEIZED: The police here on Wednesday seized 2.5 kg of charas from a passenger of a Manali to Delhi bound bus at Kainchi Ka Mode on the National Highway no 21. Superintendent of Police; Atul Varma, said Naresh Kumar, of Hamirpur, was arrested and a case had been registered.

CONVICTED: Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr S.L. Sharma, here on Thursday convicted truck driver Harpaul Singh of Surawal village (Dabri) under Sections 279, 337 and 338, of the IPC, for negligent and rash driving that caused several injuries to Hemraj, a driver of a private bus, on the national highway at Badhiyat on September 6, 1998. CJM sentenced him to a rigorous imprisonment for one year.

MEMORANDUM: A deputation of leaders led by Sanjaya Guleria, senior vice-president of state unit of NSUI and Congress leader from Gehadwin constituency, here on Thursday, presented a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner, Joginder Singh Rana, and demanded immediate arrangement of drinking water and fodder at the Kot Dhar areas of this constituency where tribesmen were suffering due to severe drought conditions in the area.


Home | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Editorial |
Business | Sport | World | Mailbag | In Spotlight | Chandigarh Tribune | Ludhiana Tribune
50 years of Independence | Tercentenary Celebrations |
121 Years of Trust | Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |