Saturday, October 12, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


PARTY REGISTERED: The Election Commission of India has registered the Democratic Congress Party as a political party. Sanjeev Prashar is its president, office secretary of the party stated in a press note.

AWARD: Dr Vandana Bhalla from the Department of Chemistry of the BBK DAV College for Women here has been honoured with the Japan Science Society for Promotion of Science Award. Dr Bhalla has worked on macrocyclic compounds and has 16 publications to her credit.

CATTLE FEED: Cattle-feed producers have urged the state government to waive the 8.8 per cent and 4.4 per cent tax from the de-oil rice bran and rice bran, respectively. They felt that the cattle feed industry had been hit hard due to increase in prices of de-oiled rice bran.

ELECTORAL ROLLS: Special revision of electoral rolls will be made in both Sirhind and Amloh legislative constituencies from November 6 to January 28, 2003. Mr Vikas Partap, District Electoral Officer-cum-Commissioner, Fatehgarh Sahib, said that draft publication will be made on November 6. Claims and objections can be filed on these rolls from November 6 to 21. Claims could be filed on proforma no. 6, objections could be filed on proforma no. 7 and for revision proforma no. 8 could be filed.

WOMAN KILLED: Kishnai Bhai, 60, resident of Rana village, 5 km from here, was cutting grass near The Qalandar village on Wednesday evening. She was hit by a train coming from Ferozepore. She died on the spot.

ARRESTED: The Shahpur Kandi police arrested Ashok Kumar, resident of Kothar in Pathankot sub-division, for practising medicine without a valid licence. A case under Section 15 of the Medical Council Act, 1956, has been registered against him. A similar case was registered against him about two years ago.

RAMA’S BARAT: A ‘barat’ of Lord Rama was taken out in main bazars of the city here on Thursday afternoon by the local Shri Ram Lila Committee. Thousands of men, women and children lined the route and showered flowers on the ‘barat’. Sweets and fruits were distributed. The bazars were illuminated.

LIQUOR SEIZED: The Hariana police on Thursday arrested Ravi Kapur and Gurmail Singh under the Excise Act and seized 13,500 ml of illicit liquor from their possession. The Mahilpur police has arrested Parkash Singh of Malikpur and seized 7,800 ml of country-made liquor from his possession.

PADDY PROCURED: Mr Dhani Ram, District Food and Supplies Controller, said here on Friday that 38,743 tonnes of paddy had been procured in the district. He said the payment of procured paddy had been started.

MAN KILLED: Kala of Nangal Khunga village was killed on the spot while 12 other members of a marriage party were seriously injured when a Tata Sumo in which they were travelling dashed into a tree on Bhogpur Road near Bulhowal, 18 km from here, on Thursday. The marriage party was returning to Rahowal Bariana village after attending a marriage at Krishangarh.

POPPY HUSK SEIZED: The police on Thursday seized two bags of poppy husk dumped in fields at Dinowal village under the Garhshankar police station. A case has been registered in this regard.

SAVING SCHEME: Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Railway Mandi, has been adjudged second in the Sanchaik Saving Scheme of Post Office in Punjab. According to Mr S.P. Diwan, president, Parents Teachers Association of the school, 200 students deposited Rs 2.80 lakh from their pocket money last year. This brought the second position to the school.

NAGAR KIRTAN: The management of Shri Guru Kalgidhar Singh Sabha gurdwara in Field Ganj will take out a nagar kirtan on October 20 in connection with the birth anniversary of Guru Ram Dass, according to Mr Gurcharan Singh, president of the managing committee.

RELIEF: Shri Gyan Sthal Mandir Sabha will hold its 62nd monthly pension and ration distribution function on October 13, according to Mr Jagdish Bajaj, president of the temple managing committee. As many as 621 widows of the town would be given relief in the form of ration and other items of daily use at the function.

JAGRAN: The Prachin Sheetla Mata Mandir Committee will hold its fourth annual Bhagwati Jagran on Saturday in Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar. According to Mr J.P. Sachar, president of the committee, Mr. Nahar Singh Gill, Mayor, and Mr. Malkit Singh Birmi, MLA, will inaugurate the jagran holy flame brought from Jwalaji.

MARRIAGE CEREMONY: The new Jyoti Club, Ganesh Nagar, will marry off poor girls on October 19 at Baba Balak Nath Mandir, according to a press note.

MUSICAL EVENING: Parampara, an organisation devoted to the cause and service of music, is organising a musical programme to perpetuate the memory of playback singer Mukesh Mathur on October 19 between 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Nehru Sidhant Kendra, Chowk Bhai Wala, Ludhiana.

PUPPET SHOW: The new Senior Secondary School, Sarabha Nagar, organised a puppet show for the primary wing and middle wings of the school. The show was based on the depiction of moral values through different episodes such as: Bengal ke Jadukar ka Jadu, Sree Devi Ka Nritya and Sapera aur saamp ka Maach. 

EYE CAMP: The 10th Free Eye Operation camp is being organised by Baba Nand Singh Baba Ishar Singh Charitable Trust Hospital at Nanaksar Kaleran in collaboration with the Lions Club (Mid-Town) Jagraon, on October 12 and 13, in which Dr Dhanwant Singh (Padama shree) of Patiala along with his team of doctors will check patients and perform surgery. The patients will be provided all medicines and food free of cost.

ELECTED: The Indian Homeopathic Organisation formed its Punjab state branch for year 2002 -2004. Dr Tejpal was unanimously elected as president of the State Executive Body was constituted by nominating the office-bearers. 

PADDY PROCURED: Deputy Commissioner G. Romesh Kumar said here on Friday that nearly 50,000 tonnes of paddy had been procured in the district. He said there were 90 purchasing centres in the district and paddy procurement was going on smoothly at all centres. He assured the farmers that every grain of paddy would be procured from the purchasing centres and their payments would be made according to the government policy.

MEMORANDUM: Mr Satnam Singh Kainth, national president of the Bahujan Samaj Morcha, in a memorandum to the Chief Minister through Deputy Commissioners, has said the promises, made by the Congress in its election manifesto should be fulfilled. He demanded the implementation of the 85th amendment, besides the implementation of the recommendations of the Mandal Commission report, and lifting ban on recruitment, among other things.

PHOTO EXHIBITION: A seven-day photo exhibition on ‘Women in India’, organised by the Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity, opened at the Lecture Hall, Central State Library on Friday. Nearly 300 photographs of women celebrities and women as household managers have been showcased in different segments. The exhibition was inaugurated by the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Tejveer Singh. Several people, including Mr G.S. Ashk and Dr Gurmeet Singh Mann, spoke on the occasion. 

NOMINATED: Dr Manjula Sahdev, Professor and Head, Maharishi Valmiki Chair, has been nominated as a member of the expert committee of the University Grants Commission (UGC) in Sanskrit, to review the performance of the ninth plan and to evaluate requirements of the 10th plan. This was stated in a press note released by the Punjabi University authorities.

VIRASAT CENTRE: “The newly elected chairman of the Punjab Arts Council and Rajya Sabha member, Mr Kartar Singh Duggal, has given an assurance to establish and develop Patiala Virasat Centre as a cultural heritage complex of learning,” claimed the director of the National Theatre Arts Society (NTAS), Mr Pran Sabharwal. He further said an appropriate site for the construction of a building was being identified by the authorities. Mr Duggal had recently held a meeting with the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Tejveer Singh, in that regard, he added.

REFRESHERS COURSE: The second Chemistry refresher course for college and university teachers was inaugurated at the Department of Chemistry, Punjabi University, by Professor K.S. Sidhu, former Head of the Chemistry Department, on Friday. Thirty participants from Haryana and Punjab were attending the three-week course.

TRAFFIC BLOCKED: Nearly 150 anganwadi workers blocked traffic on the national highway near the local bus stand on Thursday in support of their long-standing demands. Their major demands include Rs 500 allowance on the Central pattern and provision for dearness allowance.

MARRIAGE GRANT: Mrs Seema Jain, Deputy Commissioner, Ropar, distributed cheques worth Rs 5,000 each among the families of 11 ex-servicemen for marriages of their daughters under the marriage grant scheme of the Sainik Welfare Department, Punjab. She gave away the cheques at a quarterly meeting of the District Sainik Welfare Board, held at the local Bachat Bhavan. Mrs Jain ordered the Ropar Civil Surgeon to make arrangements for providing an ambulance from Chamkaur Sahib to the Command Hospital at Chandi Mandir to carry ailing ex-servicemen or members of their families.



CONTEST: An essay-writing competition on “Population and quality of life” was held in the State Institute of Education, Sector 32, here on Friday. The contest was held in three languages, English, Hindi and Punjabi. In the English category, the competition was won by Sonika (GMSSSS-33), followed by Amandeep Kaur (GMSSSS-35) and Gunjan Bisht (GMSSSS-20) in the second and the third positions, respectively. In the Hindi section, Neha Rana (GMHS-44) was declared the winner, while Anita Devi (GHS-30) and Reeta (GMSSSS-10) bagged the second and the third prizes, respectively. Prabhleen (GMSSSS-20) won the contest in the Punjabi section, followed by Kirandeep Kaur (GMSSSS-32) and Simranpreet (GMSSSS-32) in the second and the third prize winners, respectively. 

DELEGATION: A delegation from Vivek High School, Sector 38, comprising two students, Daanish Inder Singh Gill and Manav Preet Singh, and Ms Daman Duggal, vice-principal of the school, has left for Salem, Germany, to attend the International Round Square Conference organised by Schule Schloss, Salem. The conference will be over on October 17. 

LECTURE: Various aspects of teaching, including art of speaking, neat and bold handwriting and mental contact with child, were discussed during a lecture “Learning begins with me” delivered by eminent educationist and human right activist, Dr D.R. Vij, at the Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36 here on Friday. Elaborating on different components of teaching, Dr Vij said good teaching involved putting one’s heart and soul into lessons. The lecture concluded with Dr Vij replying to queries of the participants. Dr Satinder Dhillon, Principal of the college, emphasised the need of quality higher education and expressed the need for adopting pro-active approach in teaching.

CAMP: A health survey and awareness camp was organised by the Adolescent Clinic and Departments of Paediatrics, Eye and Haematology of the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, at Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, here on Friday. A talk was delivered by Dr Srikanta Basir who emphasised the need for nutrition and immunisation followed by a comprehensive health check-up.

BHAGWATI JAGRAN: The Residents Welfare Forum (Kothis), Sector 46-D, Chandigarh, will be holding a Bhagwati Jagran on Saturday. A ‘bhandara’ will also be organised after the jagran.



BAIL GRANTED: The Additional Sessions Judge, Ms Anita Chaudhry, granted anticipatory bail to general manager of Naraingarh Sugar Mill, Hem Raj here on Friday. The court has ordered him to furnish a bail bond of Rs 25,000. Last month, the Shahjadpur police had registered a criminal case against Hem Raj and other two employees of the mill on the complaint of a sugarcane producer, Mr Maim Singh, who had alleged that he had given sugarcane to the mill, but instead of making him any paymen the mill had shown balance against him. Mr Anil Kaushik, counsel of the accused, stated in the court that it was due to a clerical mistake and the mill authorities had corrected the account even before the registration of the case. The Judge also granted bail to two other employees of the mill. The court ordered the cane manager, Karam Singh, and the Cashier of the mill, Bheekha Ram, to furnish a bond of Rs 10,000 each.

MEETING: The Haryana Employees Joints Action Committee held a meeting to assess preparations for the state wide bandh on October 17 here on Friday. The meeting was presided over by Mr Dhara Singh, chairman of the Haryana Karmchari Mahasangh. The president of Sarv Karmchari Sangh, Mr Punam Ratti, senior leaders of the union Mr Baldev Singh, Mr R.C. Jagga, Mr Harjit Singh Takkar, Mr Devi Prashad Bhatt, Mr Rakesh Verma and Mr Mahavir Prashad Dahiya were also present in the meeting.

BLOOD DONATION: The Ambala City branch of Canara Bank organised a blood donation camp in Nagar Sewa Sangh, Ambala City, with the assistance of the Red Cross Society here on Friday. The divisional regional manager of the bank, Mr O.P. Bhagwat, inaugurated the camp by donating blood. Around 50 persons donated blood on this occasion. Mr Lalit Saini, senior manager of the bank was also present on the occasion.

WORKSHOP: A two-day workshop for social science teachers of DAV Public Schools was organised in DAV Public School, Ambala City, here on Friday. The workshop was organised by the Directorate, DAV Managing Committee, Delhi. The regional director of DAV institutions, Dr R.K. Chauhan, inaugurated the workshop. The Principal of the school, Ms Reena Nagrath, addressed the participants.

FOUNDATION STONE: The Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, will lay the foundation stone of a bridge to be constructed on the Tangri river in Naggal constituency on Tuesday. Mr Jasbir Malour, MLA, Naggal constituency, said the bridge would cost around Rs 4 crore. Residents of the area had been demanding a bridge for the past several years.

PROCUREMENT PICKS UP: Efforts have been stepped up to lift of paddy from the local grain market. The lifting was very poor on first two days of this week. After a report regarding this was published in The Tribune, the authorities pressed more labour and tractor-trailer into service for the lifting of purchased paddy. Mr Sundeep Singh Dhillon, Managing Director, Hafed, visited the market on Thursday. He directed procuring officials to ensure basic amenities to farmers bringing their produce to the market.

DHARNA: Workers of the Haryana Roadways Workers Union staged a dharna in front of the local roadways depot in support of their demands. Their demands include ban on the illegal plying of private buses, regularisation of the employees as per the verdicts of the Supreme Court, halt on recoveries from the salaries of employees and addition of 50 buses in the depot.

DRIVING LICENCES: No bank or private finance company will provide loan to three-wheeler drivers not having valid driving licences. Mr Vijayender Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, said here on Friday that all driving licences would be duly verified by the District Transport Office. He said this meassure had been adopted following several cases of three-wheeler drivers not having any driving licence.



CLEAN PASS: A cleanliness drive was organised at 13,050 ft-high Rohtang Pass, 51 km from here, on Wednesday. The Financial Commissioner-cum-Secretary Tourism, Mr Ashok Thakur, supervised the Rohtang Safai Abhiyan. According to Mr Gautam Thakur, president, Manali Hotelier Association, a large numbers of volunteers burnt heaps of mineral water bottles, paper cups, plastic wrappers and other non-biodegradable material. The Manali Luxury Coach Association and the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation provided free bus services to the volunteers.

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