Tuesday, September 3, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


COMPETITION: Tamana Tuli and Arya Jain of Manav Public School here stood first in the green and white groups in the painting competition organised by the Red Cross Society. Both have selected for the state-level painting show to be held at Kapurthala.

VANAMAHOTSAVA: Vanamahotsava and declamation contest were organised by the Lions Club Smile, Batala, at Government Senior Secondary School, Jatto Sarja, recently under the chairmanship of club chairman Satpal Sehdev and environment chairman Yashpal Chauhan. District chairman R.S. Hanspal, while speaking on the occasion, said youth played vital role in conserving the environment. Public relations officer Vipin Puri said over 2,000 saplings had been planted at various schools by the club. Prizes were distributed to the winners of the declamation contest. Principal and teachers of Government Middle School, Chuhewal, also planted more than 200 saplings on the premises of the school.

MC ELECTIONS: The BSP will field its candidates in all 31 wards of the city in the ensuing Municipal Council elections. This was stated in a press note issued by Mr Jagdish Saini, member of the executive committee of state unit of the BSP, here on Monday.

STRIKE: Students of the District Institute of Education and Training (DIET), Ajowal, started an indefinite strike on Monday in protest against the new education policy of the Punjab Government. Mr Ajib Tivedi, general secretary of the DIET, criticised the state government for ignoring the interest of DIET students and added that students would continue their struggle till the policy was withdrawn.

DEAD: Surinder Singh, son of Darshan Singh of Paddi Sura Singh village succumbed to his injuries on the way to the Civil Hospital, Garhshanker, on Sunday. Surinder Singh had fallen from his tractor while he was returning from Kukran village after seeing the fair. The Garhshanker police has registered a case in this regard.

CRUSHED TO DEATH: Paharia, son of Ram Lal of Ajram, was crushed to death by a tractor-trolley at Dalowal village while he was going to Bulhowal on Sunday.

SEIZED: The Tanda police on Sunday arrested Gurdial Singh under the Excise Act and seized 11,250 ml of illicit liquor from him . The city police has also seized 8,460 ml of IMFL from Kamaljit Singh of Bhagat Nagar mohalla.

FUNCTION: A function was organised at Government High School, Dulwan, near here in honour of an NRI Jaswant Singh Canada of the village, who donated a computer for the village school and also bore expenses of the computer room. Mr Avtar Singh of the village donated a water-cooler for school. Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, MP, inaugurated the computer room. The school headmaster, Mr Labh Singh, presented the annual report, of the school. Mr Dullo announced a grant of Rs 1 lakh for the development of the school from his discretionary fund. Mr Jaswant Singh also announced to donate more computers for the school.

HAILED: The Federation of Tiny and Small Industries of India has hailed the announcement by the Union Finance Minister, Mr Jaswant Singh, of providing some relief to the bicycle accessories units. The president of the federation, Mr Joginder Kumar, has also urged the Union Finance Minister to withdraw the excise duty on bicycle industry. Mr Kumar while participating in the Small Scale Industry (SSI) Convention in Delhi recently urged Ms Vasundhra Raje that focus should be on tiny/SSI sector, whereas the government is harping the tune of SMEs (small medium enterprises). The manufacturing sector which generates maximum employment has been adversely affected by the globalisation and liberalisation, he said. 

DISCOURSES END: Week-long discourse based on Vedas ended at the Arya Samaj Mandir, Model Town. On the occasion were present students and the staff of BCM and RS Model Schools. Ms Balwinder Kaur’s rendering of the bhajan “Mera ish Bhajan ki tar na tute” was much appreciated. Mr Anil Gautam sang the bhajan “Ek jholi mein phool bharen hein” in a melodious manner. Students of Gurukul also rendered some beautiful bhajans.

RESEARCH: Dr Amanjot Singh, Associate Professor, Department of Soil and Water Engineering, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, conducted his Ph.D. research on ‘Modeling run off and soil erosion from rainfed lands under soil and water conservation measures from the PAU in collaboration with the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, under DAAD (German Academic Exchange) fellowhsip. His work got appreciation and has been published in a book form by the Technical University of Braunschweig for its circulation in different universities. Dr Amanjot Singh is also a recipient of gold medal form Agricultural Division, Institution of Engineers (India) for producing best paper on unsteady flow from a well installed in inundates multiple leaky aquifer system. 

FUNCTION: Dr Sarjit Singh Gill, Additional Director, Extension Education, Communication Centre, PAU, will release ‘Watano Door’, a poetry book written by Punjabi poet Gurdial Singh Premi at 9.30 am on Tuesday. The function will be held in the Communication Centre. Mr Premi is a resident of Sriganganagar (Rajasthan). Prof Gurbhajan Singh Gill, acting president of the Punjabi Sahit Academy, Dr Gulzar Pandher and Mr Gurdial Singh Saunki will also speak on the occasion. 

ELECTED: Mr Tarsem Lal Saini was unanimously re-elected president of the Punjab Rice Millers Association for the second consecutive term. The election process completed peacefully at Shiva Palace here on Sunday.

INSTALLATION CEREMONY: Installation function of the Lions Club (Supreme) D-308 held here on Sunday in the Gymkhana Club. The function was chaired by Mr Kulwinder Singh, former governor, while regional and zonal chairman S.S. Manchanda and Ajay Garg, respectively, were the special guests. Following were elected office-bearers: president — Dr Manmohan Kaushal; secretary — Mr Chopra, and treasurer — Mr V.P. Shahi.

HONOURED: The Punjab Chief Minister’s political advisor Harchand Singh Barsat was honoured with the ‘Shaan Punjabi Di’ award jointly by the Youth Congress and the Friends Club of Badhni Kalan in the district on Sunday.

ELECTED: Mr Ravi Bhushan Puri, a senior advocate, was unanimously elected president of the Rashtriya Chetna Parishad at the annual general meeting held on Sunday under the chairmanship of outgoing president. Vashno Malhotra.

TWO HELD: The Gurdaspur police arrested Piara Singh and Kamaljit Singh of Sultani village, who were members of an inter-state gang of vehicle thieves and recovered nine motor cycles. The third member of the gang has absconded. A case has been registered under various Sections of the IPC.

QUACKS BOOKED: The police has booked two persons Dharam Pal and Gurmit Chand for impersonating as doctors. They peddled cures for impotency and revitalisers, according to the police. They were running a clinic on the Dhangu Road here and had displayed the DHMS degree on their advertising material. They have been booked under Sections 420, 34, IPC, and the Medical Council Act.

MEETING: A general body meeting of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited Employees Union of Samrala branch held here on Monday under the presidentship of Mr Netar Singh in which the problems of staff were discussed in details. In the membership verification campaign, which was going to be held on September 25, it was decided to vote on the day of membership verification and their election symbol was dish antena. Mr Balbir Singh circle secretary, and district secretary, Mr Balwinder Singh addressed the meeting and told that disinvestment and privatisation of the BSNL would not be allowed as per wishes of the Central Government.

NEW COURT ROOM: The court of Ms Asha Mehta, Additional Civil Judge, Samrala, started functioning in the new court room in Tehsil Complex, Samrala, from Monday. Ladoos were distributed amongst the advocates, clients and officials of the courts. Now both the judicial courts have started functioning in the new complex.



COURSE: A six-month cutting and tailoring course for women inmates on the Burail Jail was inaugurated by the UT SDM (Central), Mr Prithi Chand, on Monday, according to the Director in charge of the Jan Shikshan Sansthan. The course has been started by the sansthan in collaboration with the UT Administration. While addressing the gathering, Mr Prithi Chand asked the inmates to learn the skills honestly. The Superintendent of the Jail, Mr D.S. Rana, said the course would prove useful as dresses of inmates now be prepared by trainees.

FAIR: The fourth day of Chandigarh Trade Fair and Kids Carnival at Parade Ground in Sector 17 drew favourable response from visitors as a Puppet show and an evening of music and dance completed the mood. The fair will continue till September 8. Rajinder Raina, a local singer, enthralled the audience. Among others who performed on the occasion were Mendi Bajwa and Gipy Grewal. The cultural show was concluded with Manju’s “Dama dam mast kalander.”

PHOTO ID CARDS: The work of preparation of photo identity cards was started on Sunday at different places as well as at Room No. 110 of Mini Secretariat Panchkula. A meeting in this regard was held here on Monday which was attended by representatives of welfare associations. 

MEETING: A general body meeting of Sectors 10 and 17 Residents Welfare Associations was held on Sunday, which was presided over by Brig R.S. Sharma, president, Federation of Welfare Associations of Panchkula. Residents said they would not pay more than Rs 110 as cable tariff. Brigadier Sharma stressed that they would not allow workers of operators to trespass on their premises and appealed to residents not to pay the enhanced rates.

SEMINAR: The Indian Society of Blood Transfusion and Immunohematology is organising a seminar ‘Show you care’ on Friday at Sourya Hall, DAV College in Sector 10.

CELEBRATIONS: The local chapter of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness celebrated the appearance day of its founder, Acharya Sri AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad, as Vyas Puja Mahotsava here on Monday. The mahotsava started at 11 am with vaishnava bhajans, kirtan followed by ‘Maha Abhishek’ of Sri Prabhupad. The founder acharya was offered 108 different preparations, maha aarti, glorification by grand disciples of Sri Prabhupad, offering of Pushpanjali, kirtan and distribution of Krishna Prasadam were the main highlights of the occasion.

SEMINAR: Little Flower Convent School, Panchkula, has organised a two-day seminar on ‘Peace and Value Education’. The theme of the seminar was the spiritual upliftment of the country. The Deputy Commissioner, Ms Jyoti Arora inaugurated the seminar. While speaking on the occasion, she emphasised on inculcating moral values among children. On this occasion, prominent speaker Swami Sachidananda, while expressing his views on spiritual upliftment of a country, said: “India is a land of religions. Its art and architecture, music and dance, festivals and ceremonies have religious as their basis.



PLEA: The Green Circle, an organisation which works for better environment, has demanded that a solid waste management plant should be set up at the earliest. A delegation of the circle met the Ambala Cantonment MLA, Mr Anil Vij, and handed over a memorandum to him. Mr Vij assured them that this matter would be taken up with the authorities concerned. The secretary of the circle, Mr R.P. Gupta, said a number of works needed to be carried out in Indira Park. The pending jobs include repair of slides, swing, urinals, installation of water tanks, repair of uneven foot-path track and library, maintenance of rangshala and installation of sodium lights.

ABSCONDER HELD: The SP Ambala, Mr Manoj Yadava, on Monday said they had arrested a man who jumped bail. He said Rajendra Kumar had been arrested. He said on August 18, 1991, Vinod Kumar and Rajendra Kumar had been held under Section 160 of the CrPC. Rajendra Kumar had absconded after he was granted bail.



ARRESTED: The Kangra police on Monday arrested Tenzing Cheogyal from Majnu ka Tila, Delhi, and seized laptop, VCR and a camera from him. The accused had stolen goods worth Rs 2 lakh from the Tibetan Education Department, Mcleodgang. A case under Sections 457 and 380 of the IPC has been registered against him.

CONVICTED: The Special Judge-cum-Additional District and Sessions Judge, Dharamsala, on Saturday found Lal Chand, Patwari, Patwar circle Bini under Rakker tehsil, guilty of accepting a bribe of Rs 1,000 from Mr Sukhdev Sharma and sentenced him to rigorous imprisonment of one year and a fine of Rs 1000. According to prosecution, the Patwari had in June, 1998, asked for the bribe for issuing revenue papers to Mr Sukhdev Sharma. Lal Chand was arrested in June 22, 1998 while accepting the bribe.

RAPED: Mukesh Joshi, a 20-year-old Dalit, has been arrested on the charge of raping a minor Dalit girl here on Sunday. Mr N. Venu Gopal, SP, said here on Monday that the girl (10), was on her way home after attending the school. The accused allegedly took her to an apple garden and raped her. The accused has been identified as a resident of Thasibara village.

MEDICAL CENTRE SOUGHT: Residents of Garkhal-Sanawar and Garkhal-Kasauli panchayats face difficulties, especially in emergency as there is no government medical centre in the area. They have to trudge for this to Dharampur or Solan. Garkhal town lacks a proper sewerage. There is no public toilet near the main chowk which adds to the inconvenience of the people. Bottlenecks in the main chowk have increased due to the lack of adequate parking facilities. This chowk is a junction of five roads. The trucks carrying timber to Nalagarh via Garkhal hinder the movement of traffic.

SEMINAR: A three-day seminar of the Trans Himalayan Authority would be held here from September 18 to 20. Stating this here on Monday, the Bharat-Tibet Friendship Society National convener, Prof Kuldip Agnihotri, said certain parameters would be set up for the internal security of the Himalayan region.

TWO KILLED: Kuldip Singh of Kumihar and Balbir Singh of Nalagarh died on the spot when their tractor fell into a gorge near the Sukha nullah, about 5 km from Kunihar on the Shimla-Kunihar road, late on Sunday.


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