Wednesday, September 18, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


CLARIFICATION SOUGHT: Mr Dalip Singh Pandhi, a former minister, has sought the clarification from the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) whether Rs 100 denomination note bearing No-5DG 353228 was genuine. Mr Pandhi asserted that the note appeared as genuine but the cashier of the State Bank of Patiala, Amloh branch, refused to accept and declared that the RBI has not yet printed these series.

BOOK BANK: Government Senior Secondary School, Bhadson, near here has opened a book bank for the help of the poor students with a cost of Rs 10,000 and Mr Nirbhai Singh Dittupur has donated Rs 3,000, as stated by Mr Gurmeet Singh, lecturer and in charge of the book bank, here on Tuesday.

ROLL NUMBERS: Roll numbers to eligible candidates for the supplementary examination of BA, B.Sc, B.Com, BCA and B.SC(IT) of Guru Nanak Dev University commencing on September 28 have been despatched by the university. Candidates, who do not receive their roll numbers are required to contact Mr Rajesh Kalia, Assistant Registrar ( Examination-I), with original certificates of the lower examination passed along with two passport-size photographs.

FOUNDATION DAY: Guru Nanak Dev University will celebrate its 33rd Foundation Day on November 24. A meeting of a 32-member committee constituted to finalise the programme for the celebrations in the university was presided by Dr S P Singh, Vice-Chancellor. A folk art exhibition would be organised on the occasion. The meeting decided to sell all university publications at a 50 per cent discount on the occasion.

FOUNDATION STONE: Chaudhary Jagjit Singh, Minister for Local Bodies, Labour, Employment and Parliamentary Affairs, will visit Guru Nanak Dev University on September 19 and lay the foundation stone of teachers flats at the university campus, a press note here said on Monday.

STIR THREAT: Despite repeated requests the Forest Department, Punjab, has failed to remove dried trees on various roads, adjoining railway tracks and government property. These dried trees are posing threats to passers by. This was stated in a press note by Mr Jai Gopal Dhiman, president, Social Democratic Party of India, here on Monday. He warned that if the authorities concerned failed to cut trees, the party would launch an agitation.

DATE EXTENDED: To regularise the illegally occupied government land in urban areas the Punjab Government has extended the date for submitting the applications in this regard to October 31. This was stated by Mr Kirandeep Singh Bhullar, Deputy Commissioner, in a press note on Monday.

HAILED: Mr Tikhan Sud, MLA has hailed the decision of the Supreme Court on the syllabus introduced in secondary schools by the NCERT. In a press note here on Tuesday. Mr Sud said the decision was a slap on the faces of so-called secularists.

MEETING: The SDM, Jagraon, Mr Gurmit Singh, at a meeting ordered the verification of the pensioners of old age, widowed and handicapped pensioners and deputed a naib tehsildar along with DDPO and Children Development Project Officer for the verification of the same in respect of their respective blocks as per the government instructions. Tehsildar, Jagraon, and Executive Officer, Municipal Council, Jagraon, have been deputed for the urban area verification. All the patwaris of the area have been ordered for effecting proclamation to apprise the sarpanches/lamberdars of the respective villages that during the verification time the said persons and the pensions will remain physically present.

PADDY PROCUREMENT: The local administrator has directed the various purchasing agencies and market committees and its officers to make necessary arrangements of electricity, water and cleanliness on all the purchasing centres before September 20 so that the farmers do not face any difficulty in the paddy centres. The administrator also issued instructions for the employees and the officer of the various agencies to remain present in their respective purchase centres and to fix the rate of the paddy according to the instructions issued by the government.

NURSES TRAINING CENTRE: Millennium Concepts, an Indo-US Academy, has started computer-aided professional coaching centre for nurses in the city. According to a press release, this academy will provide training to nurses as per US requirements and also assists CGFNS-qualified candidates in getting jobs in the USA.

DOCTOR CLARIFIES: Dr Darshan Singh of Preet Hospital has refuted allegations levelled against him by a resident of Sangrur district, accusing the doctor of charging money from him without performing surgery on his 13-year-old son. While clarifying his position, Dr Singh said Jaspreet, son of Mr Malkiat Singh, suffered from acute abdomen in febrile and toxic state of 4-5 days duration with generalised peritonitis possibly due to perforated appendix. It was not a straight forward case of appendicitis, said the doctor. The patient was explored laproscopically and the collected pus, debris, faecolith and almost 2-3 cm long sloughed of appendix was removed in pieces. Further dissection was tried carefully to locate the base of appendix but was not found due to lot of oedema and congestion and it was recommended also because of danger of perforation of congested bowel.

MEETING: Mr Ashok Kumar Gupta, Deputy Commissioner called upon the teachers to improve the functioning of government schools asked them to make optimum use of their resources and strive hard to achieve the fixed targets so as to bring qualitative improvement in the functioning of their respective schools. He was presiding over a meeting of headmasters of the government high schools in the district.

WORKSHOPS HELD: The district Education Department organised special workshops for science teachers working in the Nawanshahr and Balachaur subdivisions at Government Senior Secondary School, Kahma, and Government High School, Mehndipur, respectively on Monday and Tuesday. Mr K.C. Kapoor, District Education Officer, Mr Balihar Singh Bains, District Science Supervisor, among others while addressing the teachers asked them to lay more stress upon the practical aspect of science teaching so as to enable the students to prepare themselves for the competitive examinations.

BLOOD DONATED: The Soni Blood Donors Club organised a blood donation camp at Dandrala Kharoud village in collaboration with the gram panchayat here on Tuesday. A team of doctors led by Dr Atwal from Rajendra Hospital conducted the camp. More than 86 units of blood were donated.

FUNCTION: The Lions Club (Central) organised a function at the deaf and dumb school here on Tuesday and donated stationery among students. The president of the club, Dr R.K. Saigal, appreciated the various articles produced by the students and assured that the club would provide the teaching materials required by the school.

INAUGURATED: Guru Nanak Sewing and Stitching Centre, a voluntary organisation imparting free training to the downtrodden, was formally inaugurated here on Tuesday by Mr Surjit Singh Rakhra, MLA.

LECTURE: The Government Mohindra College’s English Literary Society will organise a function on the college premises on Wednesday. Dr G.R. Kataria, Head, English Department, Punjabi University, will deliver a lecture on ‘Experiments in 20th century drama’.

GRANT FOR MARTYR’S KIN: Additional Deputy Commissioner Jagwant Singh Brar said the state government was committed to extending full facilities to families of martyrs who had died while defending the integrity of the nation. Mr Brar was speaking at the antim ardas function organised in memory of martyr Mewa Singh near here on Monday. He said besides providing ex gratia the government was also providing for a house for the family of the martyr. Meanwhile, the District Sainik Welfare Office has given Rs 5,000 to the martyr’s widow Narinderjeet Kaur from its Flag Day funds.

PANEL ON FOETICIDE: A meeting of the sub-divisional advisory committee on pre-natal sex-determination held at the local Civil Hospital on Monday with Dr Jaswinder Kaur in the chair decided that the members of the panel would inspect twice a month all ultra-sound scanning centres with a view to curbing the menace of female foeticide. Local SMO Dr Subhash Sharma also attended the meeting. It was decided that hoardings should be displayed at prominent public places against the menace.


CAMP: The State Bank of India’s branch at R.A. Bazar, Ambala Cantonment organised an adult literacy camp at Tundla village on Tuesday. Mr P.S. Randhawa, Branch Manager, while addressing the participants, highlighted the importance of education. Mr R.R. Cheppa, Manager (PBD), apprised the audience about bank loan schemes for pensioners.

MEETING: An executive body meeting of the Urban Estate Welfare Association was held on Monday under the presidentship of Mr Virender Kumar Singla. The association has taken a serious note of the ‘indifferent’ attitude of HUDA towards the problems in Sector 8. Among others, the issues which were discussed included the construction of roads and lanes, faulty sewerage system, encroachment of main road by rehriwalas, stray cattle menace and increased water rate.

MEDITATION CAMP: The Green Circle organised a meditation camp at Gandhi Park. It was attended by 30 persons. The general secretary of the circle, Mr R.P. Gupta, said the camp was inaugurated by Sister Neeti. He said the camp would be held from 6.30 a.m. to 7 a.m. Among others, Dr N.C. Jain, Mr Vishwa Prakash Walia and Mr S.K. Sharma attended the camp.

INSPECTION: A high-level team of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, Bangalore, visited the local Chhotu Ram College here on Tuesday to make an on the spot inspection of the college and to assess the facilities provided by the department to students.


PATWARIS WARN: The district unit of Joint Patwari and Kanungo Sangh has warned officers that they should not presssurise the sangh members to undertake “unauthorised and irregular work” and if this policy was not abandoned, the association would be forced to start an agitation against the concerned officers.

ST\SC STUDENTS: The Himachal Pradesh State Scheduled Castes\Scheduled Tribes and Backward Classes Youth Welfare Association has condemned the reduction in scholarships for SC and ST Students between Rs 1,000 to Rs 1,700 annually.

RESENTMENT: The Chamba Welfare Association has expressed resentment over the delay in the construction of the main road from Baloo bridge to Hardaspura via Sarotha on the outskirts of the town.

MINISTER’S THREAT: Mr Narinder Bragta, state Horticulture Minister, has threatened to move the Delhi High Court if the Delhi Government does not scrap the two per cent commission being levied by arhtiyas at the Azadpur mandi. The minister said the Congress government in Delhi was delaying the matter and urged for immediate implementation of the order.

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