Friday, January 24, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


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LECTURE HELD: A extension lecture on ‘solid waste management’ was organised at the DAV College of Education for Women by the college science club here on Wednesday. Mr W.D. Feyter and Mr Hogcrdoom, Advisers, NMCP, the Netherlands, and Mr K.R. Jain, participated.

ANGANWARI WORKERS: Anganwari workers and helpers of Bathinda block have not been paid the honorarium since August 2002. They said the Central Government had promised on February 28, 2002, that an increase of Rs 500 would be made in the honorarium. Ms Jagtar Kaur, Child Development and Project Officer (CDPO), confirmed that the delay in payment of honorarium was due to non-payment of necessary grant-in-aid from the Central Government. Arrangements were being made so as to get some grant from the Child Development Department to pay the honorarium, she added.

HONOUR FOR LECTURER: Ms Meenu Bala Jindal, a lecturer in the local Khalsa Senior Secondary School, has won Rs 2,000 and a certificate for bagging the first position in the essay competition-2002 organised by the United Schools Organisation of India.

HONOUR: Mr Brij Bhushan Bedi, the state president of the RSS, addressing mediapersons here on Tuesday said the RSS would honour 650 volunteers who had saved Hindus during Partition on January 29.

CHARAS SMUGGLING: The police has arrested Ram Naresh for his involvement in smuggling of charas. Mr Varinder Kumar, SSP, in a press note issued here on Wednesday said 4 kg of charas was recovered from his possession. His accomplice Prem Chand, a resident of Pandtaan Di Kothi, near Sarna Pathankot was still at large. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered, the SSP said.

ARRESTED: The Batala police arrested a woman for carrying 500 gm of charas. Sunita Rani of Khajuri Gate, Batala, was arrested at a police naka on Thursday. Her husband head constable Nand Lal, who is also alleged to be involved, is still at large.

DRINK FESTIVAL: A Polynesian drinks festival has started in Hotel Majestic Park Plaza and will continue till January 31. Non-drinkers can enjoy cocktails from the sun-kissed islands of Polynesia that include the island group of New Zealand, Hawaii and Samoa- lands of relaxation and slumber, lush green vegetation and sparkling streams, smooth beaches and tropical island breeze. When wild and wicked spirits of the West are added, heady delectable frothy cocktails and mocktails minus spirit can transport a person to these faraway lands. Characteristic base of the Polynesian cocktails is its base of orange, pineapple and coconut. The city people are enjoying diving into luscious nectars and are regaling their spirits tasting countless drinks that are being offered at the festival.

APPOINTMENT HAILED: The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Cell of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) has expressed its gratitude to All-India Congress Committee president Sonia Gandhi for appointing Mr Sushil Kumar Shinde, belonging to the Dalit community, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Mr Mohinder Singh Kalyan, chairman of the cell, said in a statement here on Thursday that the Congress had done a lot for the uplift of the Dalit community, both before and after Independence of the country. "It was during the Congress regime that the untouchability Act was adopted and the Dalits were freed from the bondage of landlords.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the District Taxation Bar Association (Direct Taxes): president — Mr Anup Kumar Jain; vice-president — Mr Sushil Bhakoo; secretary — Mr N.D. Bansal; joint secretary — Mr Raman Goyal; and executive members — Mr Balbir Khanna, Mr Arun Gupta and Mr Dhiraj Chatley.

THREE ARRESTED: The CIA staff arrested two brothers Dhanna Singh and Jasbir Singh of Sangrur and Gurtej Singh of Mahilan Chowk in Sangrur district and recovered from their possession one Bajaj Kawasaki motor cycle.

BAIL REJECTED: Mr Dharam Singh, Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mansa, on Thursday rejected the anticipatory bail application of Harsh Vardhan, proprietor, M/s Green Tours and Travels, Canaught Place, New Delhi. He was booked on a complaint of Mr Radhey Sham Moosa, member, District Grievances Committee.

YOUTH FESTIVAL: The Giddha team of the local S.D. Kanya Mahavidyala stood first in the three-day Inter Zonal Youth Festival, Punjabi University. It was inaugurated by Dr R.N. Paul, PVC at Patiala in Guru Tegh Bahadur hall of the university on Wednesday.

POWERS WITHDRAWN: Mr Avtar Singh, Joint Manager, Quality Control, Food Corporation of India (FCI), Chandigarh, has withdrawn the powers bestowed on Mr Chiman Lal, Mr R.C. Verma and Mr K.N. Yadav, all Technical Assistants (TAS) of the FCI posted here from inspecting the quality of the rice following the rejection of 24 rice consignments weighing about 6,000 quintals.

UNIFORMS DISTRIBUTED: The City Smile, Banga Mehak and Charan Kanwal Chapters of the Lions Club, Banga, distributed uniforms among 57 Home Guard jawans and SPOs at Banga, Behram and Mukandpur at a jointly organised function at Banga police station, 13 km from here on Wednesday. Mr Baldev Nayyar, District Chairman, Lions Club, presided.

SPECIAL MEETING: A special meeting of the 19-member Panchayat Samiti Phagwara will be held on January 28 at the local BDPO office to elect chairperson and vice-chairperson. This was stated by local SDM Pritam Singh in a press note on Wednesday.

BOOKED: The local police on Wednesday booked a college accountant, Jaipal Thind, for fraud and criminal breach of trust under various sections of the IPC. The accountant at the local Kamla Nehru College for Women had defrauded the college of Rs 3.75 lakh.

INAUGURATED: Nagar council President Malkiat Singh Ragbotra on Thursday inaugurated the Charanjit Mittal Marg in the local industrial area in memory of former municipal councillor Charanjit Mittal. Senior Akali leader Gurjit Singh Khalsa, senior Congress leader Sarbjit Singh Sabhi, former civic body chief K.L. Gaba, councillors Inderjit Sonkar, Anita Kaura and Sarabjit Kaur were present on the occasion.



QUIZ RESULTS: As a part of the ongoing Competition Master Library Related Competitions, an inter-school quiz was organised by the Chandigarh Librarians Association at St Stephens School, Sector 45, here on Thursday. The winners are: Pulkit Dewan and Arun Kaul (Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16); Abhinav Saini and Himanshu (St Johns); and Ruchi Sharma and Tanushree (Bhawan Vidayalya). Prizes were given away by the association’s president, Ms Jaspal Kaur. An inter-college quiz is scheduled to be held on January 28 at the Regional Institute of Cooperative Management, Sector 32.

LECTURE: A lecture on “Consumerism — a social evil in the making” was delivered by Dr Rajesh Gill, Reader, Panjab University’s Sociology Department, at a function held at GGDSD College, Sector 32, here on Thursday. The Director of the Institute of Correctional Administration, Chandigarh, Dr S.L. Sharma, presided over the function.

FOUNDATION DAY: To mark its foundation day, Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, commenced an akhand path of Guru Granth Sahib on the college premises on Thursday. A statement issued here said a large number of students, staff members and members of the Sikh Educational Society attended.



FIRE: A fire broke out in a shop near Pul Chameli, Ambala Sadar, on Thursday morning. The general merchandise shop at Shri Ram Bazaar was gutted. Fire-engines from Ambala Cantonment and Ambala City managed to extinguish the blaze. Among others, Ambala Cantonment MLA Anil Vij, the SDM, the EO and police officials rushed to the spot. The exact cause of the fire is not yet known.

SFI DEMAND: The Student Federation of India has decided to observe January 25 as black day in all colleges under Kurukshetra University to protest against the ban on girls students appearing as private candidates in the BA examinations. Jagruk Chhatra Morcha, Kaithal, has also condemned the decision.

TEACHERS STIR: The Haryana Rajkiya Adhyapak Sangh has sought filling of the vacant posts of teachers in the Kalayat block. The Haryana Rajkiya Sangh,Kalayat unit, president, Mr Risal Singh, said school roll has increased, but the teachers’ strength had not. A demonstration would be organised at the office of the District Primary Education Officer on January 29.



OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Chhetriya Vikas Samiti, Bakloh, Chamba district. president — Capt P.J. Thapa (retd); senior vice-president — Mrs Sushil Pradhan; vice-president — Hans Raj Dhiman; general secretary — Mr P.C. Mahajan; press secretary — Mr P.S. Thapa; and treasurer — Mr Gian Chand Thakur.

BASIC HEALTH PROJECT: The German Technical Corporation (GTZ) on Wednesday adopted the Kangra sub-divisional hospital here, under the Indo-German Basic Health Project (IGBHP).

ROUNDED UP: The local police rounded up two Kashmiri persons found roaming under suspicious circumstances at Rehan in the subdivision on Wednesday. They were identified as Mohammed Sahaban Butt and Lasna Vani of Barsana village, Kishtwar tehsil, Doda district. They were arrested under Section 41/2 of the IPC.


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