Sunday, August 25, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Need for business ethics in management stressed 
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 24
Aspiring managers need a dose of values along with the regular fare in their curriculum to prevent the accelerating erosion of business ethics and practices, said Dr Karan Singh, MP, while inaugurating the 14th Annual Management Education Convention of the Association of Indian Management Schools at the Amity Business School, Noida.

“The corporate world especially is undergoing a crisis in ethics and values and educational institutions alone can arrest further deterioration,” he said in this address to directors, faculty members and students from nearly 20 leading business schools across the country, who have come to participate in the convention.

During the three-day convention, academicians and heads of corporate world, will draft a white paper on “Indian Management Education: Vision 2010.” Academicians from top business schools of India will also present research papers on the theme: “Strategies for Sustainable Growth: Challenges for Indian Business and Management Education.”

Diverse topics like “Management in Global Economic Scenario- Challenges and Emerging Trends for Sustainable Growth”, “Competitiveness of Indian Industry,” Infrastructure Development: A special Reference to Transport, Energy and Telecom,” “Changing Face of Entertainment and Tourism Industry” and “Sectoral Impact: New Horizons for Growth” will be covered.

Speaking at the inauguration, Mr Yogendra Narain, former Secretary, Ministry of Defence, said “The basic principle which governs sustainable growth is continuity in policies”. Drawing from his 37 years of experience in government, he said: “A general of the Army may change his strategies from time to time but he does not change the basic policy of defeating the enemy. Changes should be brought about by evolution and not by revolution.”

Mr R.P.Singh, Chairman, Power Grid Corporation, added: “corporate house must have the influence to alter policies in a constructive and positive way.”

Dr Ashok K Chuahan, founder president, Amity Institutions, added: “Sustainable growth and development pose a big challenge to Indian business, and management education has to revisit itself to workout what it should deliver in the changed context”.


Moot Court competition takes off 
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 24
The ‘5th Raj Anand All India Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition’ took off in a grand style at the India Habitat Centre. Justice Umesh Chandra Banerjee of the Supreme Court inaugurated the function. The annual Raj Anand moot court competition for intellectual property was instituted in the year 1998 in the memory of late Raj Anand, whose contributions to the field were invaluable. The event was organised by the Vidya Intellectual Property Foundation.

Top law schools of the country, renowned advocates, honourable judges, corporates, members of copyright board and eminent personalities from the intellectual world attended the prestigious event.

The event is spread over two days, with future lawyers showing their skills in front of their gurus from the law fraternity.

The event was held in a grand style, with the problem case of the year 2002 being the intellectual property protection for a New Delhi based software company called Zatents Ltd.

Being a software related problem, senior counsels, professors of law and legal heads of IT companies judged the proceedings.

Inaugurating the event, Justice Umesh Chandra Banerjee said, “during our times, there were no such moot court competition except one at USA. I feel the student fraternity would benefit greatly by attending such competitions.”

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Pravin Anand, an intellectual property lawyer, said “intellectual property law has evolved over a period of time as a strong branch of the legislature. The interest created by this branch of law is evident from the wide scale participation from various law schools of India and the large number of guests and dignitaries present on this occasion.”


Court orders auction of panchayat land
Our Correspondent

Jhajjar, August 24
A local court yesterday ordered the auction of six acres of agricultural land owned by the Khatiwas Gram Panchayat for recovery of Rs 80,000 in favour of a government teacher.

Mr Satyavir Singh, a Sanskrit teacher, had won a case in the trial court against the Gram Panchayat and the Department of Education as compensation for the permanent disability which he suffered when a piece of roof of the school room in which he was evaluating examination papers of the students fell on his head.

According to the medical report, he lost sight in the right eye while an ear was also affected as a result of the injury.

The mishap occurred in Government Girls High School at Khatiwas in 1994. He filed a suit for recovery of compensation amounting to Rs 1.30 each against the Gram Panchayat and the Department of Education. According to information, the then Sarpanch of the village, Mr Daya Ram, never represented the case on behalf of the Gram Panchayat.

As a result, the court of the Civil Judge (Senior Division), Mr Sanjeev Jindal, delivered the judgement in favour of the teacher on April 4, 2001, declaring the Gram Panchayat ex parte in the case.

However, according to the village sources, the school building had already been transferred to the school authorities through a transfer deed on December 22, 1977.

The villagers alleged that had the Sarpanch put up these transfer deed papers in the court, the Panchayat would not have lost Rs 1.30 lakh as recovery for the physical damage caused to the teacher.

The court yesterday ordered auction of six acres of panchayat land and said the report regarding this should be presented in court till November 11. The court has already attached four bank accounts of the Panchayat in which Rs 51,000 were deposited. The land is being auctioned to recover the remaining amount of Rs 80,000.

It may be mentioned here that the District Education Office has already paid Rs 1.30 lakh to the complainant on the orders of the court.


Court summons Maken, Yusuf in ’95 riot case
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 24
Transport Minister Ajay Maken and Development Minister Haroon Yusuf were summoned along with Congress leader Arjun Singh and Uttaranchal Chief Minister N. D. Tiwari by a Delhi court today to appear before it on February 22 next in a riot case lodged seven years ago.

Metropolitan Magistrate G. P. Singh issued fresh summons to them and Congress activist Brahmpal, former Member of Parliament M. L. Fotedar, Jagjit Singh Brar and several other party activists for their alleged involvement in rioting and obstructing police officials from discharging their duties.

On August 9, 1995, the Parliament Street police lodged an FIR against all Congress activists who were participating in a political rally against the then BJP government and who had clashed with the police.

About 350 Congress activists participated in the political rally from Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium to Parliament House under the leadership of Arjun Singh and N. D. Tiwari against the state government.

The FIR alleged that the rallyists broke the security cordon and barricades put up by the police in Parliament Street. However, the mob turned unruly when the police restrained them physically from crossing the barricades.

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