Saturday, April 27, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


ANNUAL FUNCTION: The annual prize distribution function of the Apeejay Institute of Management was held here on Thursday. Addressing students, the Director of the institute, Dr Balram Dogra, stressed the need for developing effective cooperation between educational institutions and industrial groups. Dr Sucharita, Principal of the Appejay College of Fine Arts, also spoke.

DOCTOR INVITED: Dr Alka Dogra, chief, Department of Dermatology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, has been invited to attend the World Congress of Dermatology at Paris in June to present the research paper “Efficacy of Oral Finasteride in Androgenetic Alopecia in men”. Dr Dogra said, during the research, it was found that Finasteride, a drug which is used for other ailments, can also cure baldness in men and leads to faster growth of hair with no side-effects.

YOGA CAMP: A yoga-cum-meditation camp was inaugurated on Friday by Mr Rakesh Pandey, Minister of Printing and Stationary, Punjab, in the memory of late Dr B.L. Kapoor at Dr B.L. Kapoor Memorial Hospital, here. Mr Pandey said life was very fast and full of tension, and to avoid tension and stress, traditional practices like yoga acupuncture and ayurveda played a vital role. Mr Sriniwas Jhavar, Yogacharya, highlighted the value of yoga.

YOG SADHNA CAMP: A yog sadhna camp is being organised by the Vishav Yog Sansthan in the Municipal Park near Gujranwala Senior Secondary School and in front of Khosla Nursing Home in the Model Town Area on April 28 between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. During the camp methods on how to keep the body fit and to get rid of problems like blood pressure, sugar and constipation will be taught.

BIKES LAUNCHED: Bajaj Autos has launched three models of motorbike Pulsator 150 cc auto start and kick start models besides Pulsator 180 cc. A function to popularise the new products was held at the PAU campus on Friday. Earlier, the Bajaj Auto Show was held at Sarabha Nagar and Model Town markets. Mr Naveen Vashisht, Area Sales Manager of the company, said that the auto show has been in Ludhiana for three days.

VISITED: Mr Ashok Kumar Gupta, Deputy Commissioner, along with officials of different departments, on Friday visited 52 km-long stretch of the Dhussi bundh that fall in the district with a view to identifying the anti-flood works to be undertaken before the onset of monsoon. He heard grievances of residents of Burj Tehal Dass, Pandrorh, Nalewal, Mirzapur, Kanaun, Tajowal, Dhangerpur, Dugri, Rail Mazra villages.

MTP ACT: Dr Jaspal Singh Bhullar, Civil Surgeon, in a press note issued here on Friday asked the owners of all nursing homes, clinics and hospitals of the district to get these registered under the MTP Act, 1971, by Filling ‘form A’ available at his office. According to the press note, the doctors who conduct the MTP are required to paste the registration certificate at their respective hospitals and record of the MTP done should be maintained.

CELEBRATED: Kirpal Sagar Academy, about 15 km from here, on Friday organised inter-house competitions to mark the starting of new academic session. Mr Universe and Padamshri awards recipient Prem Chand presided over the celebrations. Students presented a colourful cultural programme. A football match was also played, said Mr M. Ramachandran, Principal of the academy.

ORGANISED: Dr Naresh Kumar Arora, SSP, organised a police-public meeting at Kamal Banquet here on Friday. The representatives of various political and social organisations aired their grievances at the meeting.

ELECTED : The following have been elected office-bearers of the Class IV Employees Union of the BBMB: president — Mr Raj Kumar; general secretary — Mr Rajinder Kumar; and treasurer — Mr Sushil Kumar.



TRAINING COURSE: Scorpio Computer Centre launched a new computer hardware training course on Friday. The speciality of this course is to provide full training as how to assemble a computer system, installation of different software, various and their vaccines, trouble shooting and rectification of faults even up to component level.

CII SESSION: The Canadian High Commissioner, Mr Peter Sutherland, will address a CII session on Indo-Canadian Business Relations in Chandigarh on May 1. The session will be organised by the CII following the visit of a 154-member high-level official and business Canadian delegation to India, led by Mr Piere S. Pettigrew, Canada’s Minister for International Trade, from April 22-26, 2002. Mr Sutherland would brief industry in the region about the initiatives taken by the mission to further explore and develop opportunities for business and institutional linkages between the two countries, states a release from the CII.

TALK SHOW: A noted cookery expert, Ms Raj Aggarwal, was in the town on Friday to talk about her latest cook book, A guide to vegetarian cooking. She held a talk show on her book here in Sector 17 and also gave a demonstration on a few of her recopies. She has an experience of over 10 years and has gained expertise in various types of vegetarian dishes from North India, Southern states, Bengali , Gujarati and Marathi cuisines.

SEEDS DISTRIBUTED: Vegetable Seeds worth Rs 3.28 lakh were distributed to farmers last year under the Kani Project. This would yield an additional income to farmers to the tune of Rs 45 lakh. The Deputy Commissioner said the Horticulture Department had also provided plants of various fruit trees to be planted on 69.62 hectares of area. 



RESENTMENT: The resident of Jiwan Nagar, Model Town, Ambala city, have expressed resentment over alleged encroachment of a public park. In a letter addressed to the Deputy Commissioner, Ambala, residents of Jiwan Nagar have alleged that a local resident has cultivated vegetables in the public park and a gate has also been set up. “Two windows are opening into the park and all washed clothes of the family are dried in the park. They are not allowing the children to play in the park,” the letter states. The residents have demanded that the park should be freed from the encroachment.

NEW EO JOINS: Mr Kewal Krishan Jain has taken over as Executive Officer, Ambala Sadar, Mr K.K. Jain, who was earlier EO Jagadhari, replaced Mr A.K. Jain who has been transferred to Bahadurgarh.

ERRATIC POWER SUPPLY: Electric supply in the town is quite erratic for the last many days. There is no fixed time when the power supply will go off and after how many hours it will be restored. Consequently the water supply is too being affected adversely. Yesterday evening there was heavy sparking in the transformer located at the Railway road. Two days ago, there was six-hour-long power cut in the name of repair of electricity wires, but situation has not improved even after this repair, allege the residents. They have demanded immediate attention of the department concerned to solve this problem.



ILLICIT LIQUOR: The police has seized 40 bottles of illicit liquor from Nafiz Mohd of Khara village. A case has been registered under the Excise Act.

AGRICULTURAL CAMPS: Agriculture Research Scientific Centre, Dhaulakuan, 18 km from here, will hold exhibition camps to create awareness among farmers of Sirmour district. This was stated by the In- charge of Agricultural Scientific Centre, Dhaulakuan, Dr S.N. Chandra, in a press note here. Teams of agricultural scientists would visit the Chandni, Renuka, Saranh, Shillai Kandi Cheog and Anj Bhoj areas.


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