Saturday, November 9, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


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: Mr Satya Pal Dang, veteran communist leader in a letter to the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh has alleged corruption in ‘Verka desi ghee’. The communist leader alleged that a profit of Rs 40 is made per kg of ghee supplied to wholesale dealers, which is sold for Rs 80 per kg to the retailer who sell for Rs 135 per kg.

VIRAL HEPATITIS: Guru Nanak Dev University has arranged special lectures on viral hepatitis under the aegis of its Microbiology Department on November 13, according to a press note issued here on Friday. Eminent scientists working in the field of viral hepatitis like Dr Sudhanshu Vrati, chief of virology laboratory, National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi and Dr Sajid Hussain from GND varsity will deliver lectures on hepatitis, its treatment, vaccination and prevention.

FAREWELL FUNCTION: A warm farewell was given to Mr Chanchal Singh on his retirement as Deputy Registrar (general) from Guru Nanak Dev University after putting in 33 years of service here on Friday. Dr SP Singh, Vice-Chancellor, presided over the function and honoured Mr Chanchal Singh by presenting him a memento.

MATHEMATICS CLUB: Students of the local Punjabi University College of Education have formed a mathematics club under the guidance of Mr Raminder Singh, a lecturer. The office-bearers of the club are: president — Mr Neeraj Sharma; vice-presidents — Ms Suman Rahi; General Secretary — Ms Amandeep Kaur; joint secretary — Mr Khetarpal and finance secretary — Mr Inderjeet. Mr Sharma said the club would aim to popularise mathematics among people.

VETERINARY CAMP: a veterinary camp was organised at Selbarha village in the district on Thursday under the Adarsh Gram Scheme. Mr Rajinder Singh Grewal, Deputy Director, Animal Husbandry here; said in a press note issued on Friday that during the camp, the villagers were made aware of the animal welfare schemes. As many as 912 animals were examined at the camp and medicines were given free of cost. Mr Grewal said seven more such camps would be organised in different blocks in the district.

SEMINAR: The district Legal Services Authority will organise a seminar on legal services at the court complex here tomorrow at 3 p.m. Mr Lakhbir Singh, Chairman , District Legal Services Authority, will preside. A Lok Adalat will also be organised.

: As many as 274 challans, including registration documents, issued by the police and the District Transport Officer, have been found missing. The theft had allegedly taken place during the recent holidays. Official sources said the theft had been committed due to factionalism in the office. a case has been registered.

CASH BAG SNATCHED: Two scooter-borne youths snatched away the bag containing Rs 50,000 from Darshan Singh of Piplanwala while he was going to his house after withdrawing the amount from the Punjab National Bank branch here. Bill bundles of Rs 35,000 fell from the bag while they were running away.

RESENTMENT: Resentment prevails among officers of the Revenue Department of the district over the arrest of Mr Kulwant Singh, Naib Tehsildar of Garhdiwala under the Prevention of Corruption Act by the Vigilance Department, Punjab, on Wednesday evening. The revenue officers of the district held a meeting here with their senior officers on Friday and discussed the arrest of Mr Kulwant Singh. On condition of anoymity, one of the revenue officers said Mr Kulwant Singh was the son-in-law of Mr Sital Singh, SAD. MLA from Dharamkot. The former was falsely implicated in a corruption case, he added. The revenue officers have decided to report the case to its state body meeting to be held at Jalandhar on Saturday.

ROBBERY: Sabha, alias Sabhi, and Mittu of Gaganbhana shot at Krishan Kumar on Thursday night and snatched Rs 15,000 from him at Tanda. Krishan Kumar got injured but was saved. According to Rani, wife of Krishan Kumar, the miscreants came to their house and demanded a CD player from her husband. when he refused, they opened fire on him.

FOUR KILLED: Four persons, including a couple, were killed in two road accidents in the district on Thursday evening. Surjit Singh and Darshan Singh of Chak Hajupur Chak village died on the spot when tractor-trailer hit their scooter near Mukhomazara. A couple of Bohan village was killed when a tractor hit the scooter they were riding near Bulhowal.

TEAMS OF DOCTORS: Following directions from the state government, the Chief Medical Officer, Khanna, Dr Dharam Pal, has constituted teams of doctors to prepare lists of private hospitals, clinics and laboratories working in the area. Each doctor of the Civil Hospital will check two wards of the city. He will also collect data about the doctors working privately, prepare lists mentioning their qualifications and experience. These lists will then be sent to the state government.

EXHIBITION: A science, art and craft exhibition will be organised in Sacred Heart Convent School, Khanna, on Saturday. Father Martheu Nilapana, director of the school, and the Principal of the school, Miss Kristo, said the exhibition would be inaugurated by Prof S.S. Shori.

SHOBHA YATRA: Shri Atul Krishan Goswami Maharaj Seva Sansthan held a shobha yatra from Sidhhpeeth, Civil Lines, on Thursday. Shri Krishan Goswami, on arrival at Sidhhpeeth, was given a rousing welcome by a large gathering of devotees Rishi Onkar Nath presented a siropa to the visiting swami at the smadhi of Dandi Swami. A large number of representatives from Radha Madhav Sankirtan Mandal, Shri Banke Bihari Seva Parivar, Bhagwan Jagannath Rath Yatra Mahotsav Committee and Gau Seva Samiti also took part in the shobha yatra. The katha would take place everyday from 6.30 pm. to 8.30 pm., according to a spokesman of the seva sansthan.

ANNUAL SAMAROH: The annual samaroh of Chitraansh Sabha, a body of followers of Bhagwan Chitragupta, was held here on Thursday which was presided over by Mr Y.K. Saxena, Assistant Commissioner, Income Tax. Addressing the gathering Mr Saxena said that Lord Chitragupta maintained a record of all animals, including man. He announced that an idol of Lord Chitragupta would be installed next year at the Shiva temple in Dashmesh Nagar. Ms Shakuntla Srivastva, Mr Vikas Rajpal and Mr Partap Singh Rana presented bhajan at the samaroh. Among others present on the occasion were Dr V.C. Bhatnagar, Dr Arvind Saxena, Ms Manju Srivastva, Mr Anil Srivastva, Ms Urmila Saxena, Mr Pankaj Saxena and Dr Arvind Saxena.

JAGRAN: The Jai Jagdambey Club will hold its fourth Bhagwati jagran on November 16 at Vishwakarma chowk, according to Mr Sanjay Sabharwal, a spokesman for the club. Famous hymn singer Lakhbir Singh Lakha from Mumbai would sing devotional songs at the jagran, he added.

LANGAR: A langar was organised at the Shiv Mandir in Prem Nagar by the temple trustees on Thursday. The temple was built by Lala Jagat Narayan, who fell to the terrorists’ bullets during militancy in the state.

FOUNDATION STONE: Ms Kamla Devi Sharma laid the foundation stone of a sankirtan hall in Siddh Yogi Baba Balak Nath Mandir in Industrial Area “A” on Thursday and donated Rs 11,000 for the construction of the hall. 

SCHOOL BUILDING: SNAS Senior Secondary School , a premier educational institution of the area, is going to construct a new complex for the secondary classes. Mr Raj Bansal Senior Vice-President of the school managing society laid the foundation stone of the complex, which will be completed within three months according to a press note here on Friday.

BAN ORDERS: The District Magistrate, Mr G. Romesh Kumar, has banned the carrying of licensed arms in the district till November 30.

LAWYERS STRIKE: The members of the District Bar Association observed a complete strike on Friday by abstaining from work in response to a call given by the Bar Council of India to protest against the implementation of the Legal Service Authority Act.

INJURY PREVENTION SEMINAR: The Baba Deep Singh Indo-American Institute of Medico Technicals organised a seminar on injury prevention in league with the Punjab Assistant Directorate of Youth Services. Dr Navneet, Dr Harpreet Singh, Dr Mandeep, Dr Deepshikha Singh and Dr Gagandeep Spoke on the measures that could be taken to prevent injuries from causing further harm to the human body.

REVENUE OFFICERS: The Punjab Revenue Officers Association announced on Friday that it would decide on a further course of action after the government refused to implement their “genuine” demands despite a recent pen-down strike. Association president A.S. Tiwana said a state-level meeting had been called at Jalandhar Circuit House on Saturday.

SCOUTS FOUNDATION DAY: The Bharat Scouts and Guides Foundation Day was celebrated on Thursday in Government Senior Secondary School, Lachkani School scouts master Vijay Kumar while relaying the history of the Scout Movement on the occasion also disclosed the welfare measures undertaken by the scouts in the city, including providing cold water to rail passengers at the railway station here.

VIGILANCE WEEK: The Vigilance of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) held a function to conclude the Vigilance Week. The function was presided over by Additional DGP, Vigilance, Lalit Bhatia. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Bhatia directed all vigilance officers in the board to ensure expeditious disposal of all inquiries besides maintaining absolute integrity.



TEXTECH-2002: “Textech-2002”, will be organised in the city from November 14 to 17, a press release of the Confederation of Indian Industry said here on Friday.” Having emerged as the textile hub of the region and being close proximity to textile towns like Ludhiana, Dera Bassi, Panipat, Baddi and Barotiwala, the city was chosen as an ideal venue for the ‘Textech’. 

OLD-AGE PENSION: A sum of Rs 3444 lakh as pension will be disbursed to 17,421 beneficiaries and disbursement work of pension under Tau Devi Lal Old Age, widow and handicapped pension will continue upto November 15, 2002. A sum of Rs 25.36 lakh will be disbursed to 12715 beneficiaries as old-age pension; Rs 7.75 lakh to 3,835 widows at Rs 200 per month and Rs 1.26 lakh will be given to 626 handicapped pensioners . 

PADDY ARRIVAL: As many as 30,443 tonnes of paddy has arrived in the mandis of the district till yesterday out of which 27,177 metric tonnes has been purchased by the government agencies. This was stated by the Deputy Commissioner, Ms Satwanti Ahlawat. She said as many as 11,517 tonnes paddy has arrived in Barwala, 14,678 metric tonnes in Panchkula and 4,248 metric tonnes paddy has arrived in Raipur Rani mandi.

SELECTED: Mr Sandeep Kharab, a student of BA final year of Government College, has been selected in All-India Inter-University Cricket Team of Kurukshetra University. 

TALK: Mr H.G.S. Dhaliwal, SP Operations, Chandigarh, delivered a talk on Cyber crimes and bank frauds in a training programme for inquiry officers and presenting officers at State Bank’s Staff Training Centre here on Friday. Mr Dhaliwal made an audio-visual presentation on cyber crimes with special focus on banking sector and measures to combat cyber crimes. He presented the live case studies and explained provisions of the Information Technology Act.



TRIPLETS BORN: Birth of three calves by a cow on Thursday has generated interest in Barara area. A villager said the three calves were delivered by a cow in Kambasi village. Since morning, people have been going to the village to have a look at the calves. “A cow delivering three calves is an extra-ordinary incident,” the villager said. 

JUDICIAL COMPLEX: The Deputy Commissioner, Ambala, Mr D.D. Gautam, said on Friday that the judicial complex is nearing completion and should be ready by the end of this year. Mr Gautam said when the judicial complex is ready, it would benefit the people since the courts would be at one complex. He said the litigants as well as the advocates have to rush from one place to another since the courts are located in different places. He said the four-storey building will have parking space library bar room and conference room, a release said.

LAWYERS' STRIKE: Lawyers here observed a strike on Friday in protest against the alleged misbehaviour of the city police station SHO with a local lawyer, Mr Devi Lal. At a meeting of the District Bar association, members of the association condemned the attitude of SHO Surat Singh, who allegedly misbehaved with Mr Devi Lal when the latter went to the police station to lodge a complaint against a contractor. The lawyers are demanding action against the SHO.

GRANT: Dr Sushil Indora, MP from Sirsa,on Friday announced a grant of Rs 25 lakh from his constituency development fund for the local Manohar memorial College. Speaking at a function organised by the college to honour the meritorious students of the college, Dr Indora said Rs 10 lakh of the grant would be released immediately. The rest of the amount would be released in two instalments in the next two years. The college management plans to use the grant for setting up a college of education. Dr Indora was chief guest at the function. Local INLD MLA Leela Krishan presided over the function.



WITHOUT SDM: The Dalhousie subdivision has been functioning without a Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) for more than a month after SDM Amandeep Garg was transferred. At present the Assistant Commissioner, Chamba, is looking after the affairs of the SDM.

CHINESE GESTURE: The National Democratic Party of Tibet has welcomed the opening of direct contact between Chinese leaders and the envoys of Tibetan leader, Dalai Lama. In a letter addressed to Mr Jian Zemin, president, People’s Republic of China, Acharya Yeshi Phunstok, president, NDPT, said that the initiative was a positive one.

ARRESTED: The Jawali Police arrested three members of a gang of robbers on Wednesday, who allegedly attacked a scooterist, Hoshiar Singh of Poliyan village, on Monday while he was returning home. According to the police, Avtar Singh, Sajjan Kumar and Sanjiv Kumar allegedly stopped Hoshiar Singh near Bhanal and thrashed him and his two kids and took away Rs 4,000 and a gold ring. A case under Sections 307, 382 and 34 of the IPC has been registered. The arrested persons were remanded in police custody for seven days by a judicial court on Thursday.

THREE HELD: The police has arrested Ravinder, Brij Mohan and Vinesh, alias, Pappu, all residents of Ladori, under Section 302 of the IPC, for allegedly assaulting and killing Harbans Lal, a shopkeeper of Milkh Gram Panchayat, on October 24. They have been remanded in police custody for seven days by a Judicial Magistrate.


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