Saturday, September 28, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


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BOYCOTT: Residents of the local Kabir Park and Guru Teg Bahadur Nagar here on Thursday decided to boycott Siti cable operators. In a press note, Dr H.S. Cheema, spokesman for the citizens committee, alleged that cable operators were overcharging them.

GND VARSITY EXAM: The Guru Nanak Dev University authorities have made all arrangements for the conduct of supplementary examinations commencing from September 28 in 19 examination centres set up in the five districts of Punjab and one at New Delhi.

ENT CONGRESS: Dr Karan Sharma, Assistant Professor, Department of E.N.T, Government Medical College, here has been invited to be a panelist at the 17th World ENT Congress to be held at Cairo from September 28 to October 8, 2002.

PHYSIOTHERAPY CENTRE: The All India Women Conference has opened physiotherapy centre to be run free for senior citizens and the poor, the president of conference, Mrs Ranjit Chatha has stated in a press note.

NOMINATED: Prof Jairup Singh, co-ordinator, Centre for Genetic Disorders, Guru Nanak Dev University, has been nominated to the governing body and scientific advisory committee of the Institute of Genetics and Hospital for Genetic Diseases, Hyderabad, for a period of two years.

GRACE MARKS: The students from Amritsar who took Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar examinations under the distance education programme have sought grace marks in PGDCA and M.Sc (IT), second semester, courses. The examinees have alleged that from 25 per cent to 55 per cent question papers were out of syllabi.

FREE LEGAL AID: All 30 applicants have been offered free legal aid by the Free Legal Aid Services Committee since March 2002. Mr Jagnahar Singh, Additional Civil Judge-cum-Chairman, Free Legal Aid Service Committee, Barnala, said the service was available to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, women, children, mentally upset person, handicapped, industrial labour, a big trouble-torn person, person in custody and a person with the annual income below Rs 30,000.

BRAHMIN SABHA: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Brahmin Sabha: president — Mr S.P. Kaushal; general secretary — Mr Jai Prakash Sharma; and treasurer — Mr Raj Kumar Sharma.

MACHINE TOOL: An awareness programme on the upgradation of machine tool industry with focus on NC/CNC machines and machine tool cluster was held on Thursday by the Institute for Machine Tools Technology, Batala, and the Council of Batala Industries Association, in collaboration with the International Centre for Advancement of Manufacturing Technology (ICAMT) - United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO). Fifty delegates attended.

IMPOUNDED: Mrs Gurmeet Kaur Sidhu, District Food and Supply Controller, on Thursday impounded two combine harvesters which were harvesting unriped paddy at Kothechappawala village,in the district as such a practice has been banned in the district. The combines were later handed over to the village panchayat after they gave an assurance that nobody would be allowed to do so.

RALLY: Members of the PWD Field and Workshop Workers Union on Thursday held a rally in the city to press the authorities concerned to accept their demands.

VOTING ALLOWED: A local court has allowed two members of the Sanatan Dharam Sabha who were expelled from the sabha, to cast their vote during the general election of the association even as a case regarding their expulsion is still pending in the court. Mr D S Malwai, Additional Sessions and District Judge, on Thursday said the expelled members Mr Niranjan Lal Mishra and Mr Mangat Rai Bansal should be allowed to votes.

ROAD MISHAP: Two persons were injured in an accident on the Railway road here on Thursday. The injured have been identified as Maghar Singh of Malipur village and Rupinder Singh of Jatana village. The accident occurred when Rupinder Singh’s scooter hit Maghar Singh, who was riding a bicycle. While Rupinder Singh received minor injuries, Maghar Singh was taken to a local hospital from where he was referred to DMC, Ludhiana. A case under Section 279 and 337 of the IPC has been registered against Rupinder Singh.

PLEA FOR AID: A Senior leader of the state Congress, mr Gurnaib Singh Brar, has lashed out at the Union government for turning a blind eye to the farming sector. He also demanded a special package from the Central government to compensate the farmers.

POPPY HUSK SEIZED: The Mahilpur police has arrested Lamber Singh of Sarhala under the NDPS Act on Thursday. At least 9 kg of poppy husk was seized from his possession.

TRAVEL AGENT BOOKED: The police registered a case under Section 406, IPC, against a travel agent, Surinder Singh of Nehru Palace, New Delhi, on Thursday. According to the FIR, Surinder Singh secured Rs 18 lakh from Sarup Singh of Nangli, Lakhwant Singh of Singhpur and Ajit of Gurala on the pretext of sending them abroad.

CASE REGISTERED: The police has registered a case under Section 406, IPC, against Abinash Sharma, owner of Doaba Gun Store. In a complaint, Joga Singh has alleged that he deposited his double barreled gun in the store sometime ago but when he went to get back his weapon, he was falsely told that it has been deposited in Garshankar Police Station.

DHARNA: The district unit of the Punjab Raj Mulazam Dal, led by Mr Ajmer Singh Pathania and Mr Anup Singh, district president and general secretary of the unit, respectively, staged a dharna in front of the district court here on Thursday. Mr Tikshan Sud, Mr Des Raj Dhugga and Mr Sohan Singh Thandal, all MLAs, Mr Varinder Singh Bajwa, president district unit SAD, Mr Jatinder Singh Lali Bajwa, president, Youth Akali Dal and many others spoke.

MAN DUPED: Two unidentified persons who took a lift from Ajay Kumar of Tatehra (Himachal Pradesh) on September 22, at the Hoshiarpur by-pass added an intoxicant to his tea. They pushed him out of the car at Saini Rai village near Mukerian. The Sarpanch of the village got him treated. On September 25, the matter was reported to the police. 

ROAD REPAIR SOUGHT: The condition of roads falling under Khamano subdivision is very deplorable. The Khanna-Khamano road is in a very bad condition. The road leading to Chamkaur Sahib via Mansurpur, Manela , Dhanaula and via Badesh Kalan, Halwara and road leading to Samrala via Amargarh and other villages is also in a bad state. The local residents have demanded an immediate repair of these road.

POLICE-PUBLIC MEET: A police-public meeting was held at the local police station under the chairmanship of new DSP Balwant Singh to hear the grievances of the people. Prominent persons, sarpanches, panches and members of Nagar Panchayat Khamano took part in this meeting. 

SDM-PUBLIC MEETING: Mr Gurdip Singh, SDM, will listen to the problems and grievances of the local public on every 15th of the month. If it happens to be a holiday on that day then meeting will be held on the next day. 

INAUGURATION: A branch of the Bank of Punjab will be inaugurated on September 30 on the Chandigarh-Samrala road by the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Agarwal. Mr Sukhinder Singh Somal, Assistant Manager, told this correspondent that all kinds of facilities will be provided to the customers such as ATM.

ENCROACHMENTS: No encroachment will be allowed in the area in place of the local nagar panchayat. This was stated by Mr Tarsem Lal, Executive Officer and Mr Dharampal Gaur in a joint statement issued to the press. They warned that in the name of temple or gurdwaras, no illegal encroachments would be allowed.

AWARDED: Birdi Engineering Industries, a local manufacturer of bicycle carriers and stands, has been awarded ISO 9001:2000 certificate of compliance. The company received recommendations for the certification following an audit conducted by ICS (Asia) Private Limited, an international certification organisation. 

FRESHERS WELCOMED: Members of Guru Gobind Study Circle organised a function to welcome freshers of Guru Nanak Girls Khalsa College Gujarkhan campus on Thursday. Prof Gursharan of the Punjabi Department of the college gave detailed information of the activities of the Study Circle. a team of 11 new members of the college unit of Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle were elected on the occasion.

COOKERY CONTEST: The local VLCC centre organised an inter ladies club low calorie cookery contest here on Friday in which members of leading ladies clubs of the city took part. The participants had prepared more than 28 recipes Ms Reemi of Niharika Ladies Club won the first prize, second prize went to Manju Dewan of Geetanjali Club and the third prize was given to Nainy Virmani of Gayatri Club. The consolation prizes went to Anju Sudha of Niharika and Alka Gandhari of Geetanjali Ladies Club.

SAD MEETING: The monthly meeting of Ludhiana Rural segment of the SAD will be held at Gurdwara Reru Sahib in Sahnewal on Saturday. Giving this information Mr Amrik Singh Aliwal, a former MP and in charge if Ludhiana Rural segment said party leaders and workers will attend the meeting. 

GOVT FLAYED: The District Youth Congress (U) has criticised the Union Government for arresting Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and his cabinet colleagues in Delhi when they were agitating to highlight the problems of farmers. Mr Sarbjit Singh Bunty, senior vice-president, and Mr G.S. Arora, general secretary of the party, in a statement, said by interfering with the right of peaceful protest by the Congress leaders, the Union Government had throttled democratic norms. 

PSEB COMPLAINTS: PSEB has tied up with All-India Radio, Jalandhar, for replies to complaints on power supply and other matters relating to the PSEB which will be broadcast every last Saturday of the month in ‘Dehati Programme’. Only those complaints will be taken up in the program, which are received by the PSEB through All-India Radio, Jalandhar.

LOCAL ELECTIONS: The election of office-bearers of Zila Parishad and Panchayat Samitis of the district has been scheduled from October 25 to November 18, mr Alok Shekhar, Deputy Commissioner, mansa, said here on Friday. The reservation for the panchayat samitis elections has been made as under: Mansa — chairman -Scheduled Caste, vice-chairman-general; Bhikhi-chairman-general, vice-chairman-woman; Jhunir-chairman-general, vice-chairman - Schedule Caste; Sardulgarh-chairman-woman, vice chairman-general and Budhlada-chairman and vice-chairman-Schedule Caste, women.

ACUPRESSURE CAMP: More than 500 patients were treated at a 10-day acupressure camp organised here by the local Lions Club. The camp concluded on Thursday. A team led by Dr Bhupinder Chowdhery from Bathinda treated the patients.

RETRENCHED STAFF: A meeting of the retrenched handicapped employees of the panchayat department was held here on Thursday. As many as 108 affected persons participated.

2 HELD: The police caught two youths who were supplying smack to students. The Judicial Magistrate ( First Class) remanded the two to judicial custody up to October 10.

DANCE MEET: Eight-year-old Isha Dang, a Class III student of Our Lady of Fatima Convent School here, stood third in the Punjabi folk dance event of the 10th All-India Multi Drama and Dance Competition which concluded at Cuttack (Orissa) here on Thursday. Isha Dang, bagged the third spot among 37 participants in the three-day competition. She also performed a duet dance with 10-year-old Nikhil Ahuja, a Class IV student of Sri Aurobindo International Public School here and the pair went on to clinch the first spot. Both Isha and Nikhil have been selected to perform in the International drama and dance festival scheduled to be held at the same venue on September 28 and 29.

MEDITATION CAMP: A three-day meditation camp will commence on Friday at Amar Aashram here, Mr Anand Swabhav, ‘religious ambassador’ of Osho Rajneesh Aashram, Pune, will inaugurate the camp. Speaking to the media here, Mr Swabhav said owing to the contemporary fast paced lifestyle, meditation had assumed paramount importance to ascertain a stress-free life. He stressed that the different meditation techniques adopted in the camp would be totally scientific. 

HONOURED: Dr K.R.S. Thind, a local Homoeopath doctor, has been honoured with the ‘Star of Excellence’ award for the year 2002-2003 at the International Conference on Homoeopathy and Contemporary Medicine, organised by the faculty of Homoeopathy, Malaysia. Dr Thind has been honoured for his contribution to the development and progress of this branch of medicine. 



SLOGAN CONTEST: Sapna Nanda, a lecturer, won the slogan contest organised as a part of World Tourism Week celebrations at the Government College of Education, Sector 20, by ITFT here on Friday. Nirmal, a student, also won a prize in slogan writing contest. Sonia and Chandan were the winners in the extempore speech contest. Rupinder won the quiz contest. 

COUNSELLING: An educational and vocational counselling session was organised at the Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, here on Friday. Ms Aprajita Kalra from the British Counsil conducted the counselling. 

NSS CAMP: A 10-day NSS camp of the GGS College for Women, Sector 26, commenced at Raipur Kalan village in Chandigarh on Friday. The activities include seminar on environment education, holding rallies for generation of awareness in clean environment, panel discussions on water conservation, AIDS awareness and dental camp, besides several others. 

MODELS DISPLAYED: Students of Dutt Vishesh School, Sector 26, Chandigarh, were treated to a magnificent display of models of warships and sailing boats on the school premises on Thursday. The working models have been made by the cadets of 1 Chandigarh Naval Unit, NCC, as part of their training. The display of working models of the Indians Navy included INS Delhi, INS Kuthar, INS Vijay Durg, INS Veer and submarine INS Shishumar. Also on display were static models of Coast Guard ship Vikram, radio-controlled models of warship and yatchs. Commander Gursharan Singh, Commanding Officer of the naval-unit, gave the presentation and explained the basics of ship-modelling of the students. 

PRIZES DISTRIBUTED: Prizes were handed over to the winners of mental maths and ability quiz for rural, slum and SOS children during a function held at Government High School in Kajheri on Thursday. The function was organised by the Kusum Arora Memorial Trust. The prizes were given away by UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd). Addressing the gathering, he said the trust was doing a commendable work in the field of education and health care in the rural and slum areas. The work done by SOS village authorities for destitute children was also worth appreciation, he added. 

CREMATED: Yogesh Vinayak, a local Journalist and an advocate who died this morning, was cremated in on Friday afternoon in Sector 25 cremation ground. A large number of advocates, human rights activists and journalists were present. The president of the District Bar Association, Mr N.K Nanda, expressed shock at his death. 

QUIZ CONTEST: A Maggi quiz contest was held at Blue Bird High School here on Friday. Six teams, comprising two students each of Classes IV, V and VI , participated in the contest. The first prize was won by teams comprising Aman Aggarwal and Piyush Jain of Class IV, Nikhil Sapra and Sohail Dua of Class V and Manpreet Kaur and Rakshit of Class VI. TNS

INDRAPRASTHA INSTITUTE: In order to commemorate the 95th birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh on Saturday, Indraprastha Institute, established to prepare aspirants for pre-medical and engineering examinations, has opened a centre here . A dedicated team of educationists aim for excellence by making perfect strategies and guiding aspirants to build their self- confidence for tough engineering / medical exams. The institute shall provide holistic educational experience that will enrich and inspire students to train for success, informed Mr Renuka Rai Walia, chairperson of the local chapter. TNS

QUIZ: A science quiz competition was organised at Amravati Public School here on Friday. The team comprising Munish (VI), Anjali (V), Ushi (IV) , and Tamanna (III) won the first prize. School Principal Poonam Gupta said such quiz competions were organised to sharpen the minds of students , test their IQ and to create awareness among students. TNS

MEDICAL CAMP: A free medical and surgical camp is being organised at Cheema Medical Complex, Phase IV, on Sunday. The camp will provide services of a number of superspecialists. Patients booked for surgery will be given 40 per cent discount. Various laboratory facilities will provided on heavy reduced prices. 

RALLY: The Non-teaching Karamchari Association of the Punjab School Education Board held a rally in support of 134 clerks whose services had been terminated by the authorities. The office-bearers of the association said the decision of the board was wrong. They demanded that the services of these clerks be restored before October 3 failing which the association would be compelled to intensify the agitation. 

PROGRAMME: The Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology organised a career awareness and education counselling programme here on Friday regarding the courses available in the United Kingdom. A counsellor from the British Council, Delhi, held a presentation at the institute apprising the students of different courses and admission procedures. The students were also given pamphlets and books for providing guidance about education prospects and living experience in the UK. 


DEMAND: Residents of B-block Inderpuri demanded on Thursday that proper cleanliness should be carried out in their area. In a letter addressed to the Deputy Commissioner, Ambala, the residents have stated that unhygienic conditions were prevailing in the area as there was backlash from a drain flowing through their colony. They demanded the depth of the drain shold be increased in the area. 

DEAD: Subhash (22), of Kothal village in Mohindergarh district died when he fell from a passenger train, near the Hansi railway station, on the Hisar-Rewari line on Thursday. According to the railway police, Subhash, who was coming to Hisar for recruitment in the BSF, was travelling on the roof of the train. The body was handed over to his family members after a post-mortem here in Civil Hospital on Friday.



EX-SERVICEMEN DEMANDS: The ex-servicemen of the district have demanded 15 per cent reservation in the forthcoming Vidhan Sabha and Lok Sabha elections. They have also asked for payment of medical allowance on the Punjab pattern. The demands was echoed by various speakers, which included Brig Yudhvir Singh, Col Rattan Singh Rajput and others who addressed a rally of ex-servicemen at Bhawarna, about 40 km from here, on Wednesday.

CEMETERY: A Muslim family of Naroh village lost a member Thursday morning. The burial couldn’t take place in the family cemetery as a school had come up there. The villagers did not allow Nek Deen, the son of deceased to perform the last rites. At last the burial took place 2 km away from Nek Deen’s house. The family with 30 years of stay in the village, had to bury Nek Deen’s his mother at Sarkaghat in Mandi district. Mrs Anuradha Thakur, Deputy Commissioner, said that she would look into the matter.

LECTURERS: The HP School Lecturers Association has decided to move the High Court against the decision of the HP State Administrative Tribunal regarding posting of headmasters in senior secondary schools. Mr B.K. Sharma, press secretary of the state association, said this here on Thursday.

MURDER: Sudhir Kumar Saini, 25, vegetable vendor, was found dead in the fields, 200 metres away from his house, in Sadarpur village. His face had been defaced by a stone, the police said. A case under Section 302 of the IPC has been registered.


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