Saturday, April 12, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


HONOURED: The Senior Superintendent of Police, Khanna, Mr Paramjit Singh Sarao, has been honoured for his service by the Rashtarpati Police Medal at the Phillaur Police academy. According to a press note of the SSP office, Khanna, the SSP was honoured by Chief Minister Punjab Capt Amarinder Singh at a function held at the police academy.

CHARGE TAKEN: In an impressive function the newly elected president of the local Municipal Council (MC), Mr Charanjeet Singh, took charge of his office here on Friday. Ms Lakhwinder Kaur Garcha, the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, was the chief guest on the occasion.

COMMERCIAL DAIRY FARMING: The Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry, PAU, will organise a month-long course on commercial dairy farming in Punjabi from April 16. Mr K.B. Singh, head of the department, said the course was open for those farmers who were already in the business and had passed the middle standard. The farmers would be imparted training in advanced scientific aspects of dairy farming like nutrition, management, health care and marketing. Those desirous may report for registration at the department on April 16 before noon.

ARYA SAMMELAN: The Arya Samaj , Model Town, Ludhiana, under a series of programmes organised for its annual Day celebrations will organise an Arya Mahila Sammelan on April 12 in Arya Samaj Mandir, Model Town, from 4 to 6.30 pm. Ms Paramjit Kaur, Principal, BCM Arya Model School, Shastri Nagar, will preside over the function. Deepika Dhir, Pratima Jain ad Sughandha will sing bhajans. On April 13, Swami Sampuranand will give discourse on themes from the Vedas. The girls getting admission in the Gurukul will participate in havan and will be initiated into Vedic knowledge.

GOW RAKSHAK AWARD: The Gow Sewa Samiti here has decided to honour Mr Bimal Rai Jain with Gow Rakshak award for his services rendered to Shri Govind Gow Dham since its inception. Mr Rajiv Duggal, general secretary, Shri Govind Dham, said on the occasion of Baisakhi, the award will be presented to Mr Jain.

YOGA CAMP: The Bhartiya Yog Sansthan will holding a yoga camp on its installation day on April 13 from 5.30am to 7am at Gol Ground, Rakh Bagh, opposite the Govt College for Women. People suffering from chronic diseases will be taught some yog asanas. The sansthan was set up 36 years ago.

SEIZED: The police here seized pirated porno video cassettes and CDs. On the complaint of Mr Swatantar Kumar of M/s Ruby Cassette Ind., Jalandhar, a police team raided various video libraries.

ARRESTED: The police here arrested Vijay Kumar near a Malerkotla octroi post. According to a press note, he had stolen jewellery from the car of Inderjit Singh of Khanna on April 4. Jewellery weighing 84 gm was recovered from the accused.

PRIZE DISTRIBUTION: Multani Mal Modi College here declared the results of plus one arts, commerce and science on Friday and honoured outstanding students of these faculties. Dr S.P.S Virdi, Dean, Colleges, Punjabi University, presided over the function and gave away the prizes. The Principal of the college, Mr Surindra Lal, and the Registrar, Mr Shashi Kant, were also present. Khushgeet Kaur and Dilshad Kaur bagged the first and second positions, respectively, in plus one arts; Kudrat and Jasmeet Kaur bagged the first and second positions in commerce; Robina Duggal stood first and Damanjeet Singh and Piyush both stood second in non-medical; Nidhi Rani Gupta bagged the first position and Akhil Garg the second in medical.

MEMORANDUM: A deputation of the All India Federation of University and College Teachers Organisations ( AIFUCTO) and the Federation of Central Universities Teachers Association ( FEDCUTA) met Dr V.B. Kathuria, Minister of State, Human Resources Development, in New Delhi and submitted him a memorandum seeking the implementation of September 1998 agreement between the ministry and the AIFUCTO on Wednesday. According to Dr V.K. Tewari, secretary, AIFUCTO, the deputationists also called on the UGC Chairman, Dr Arun Nigavekar, and urged him to ensure the clearance of long-pending issues of the teachers.

ALLEGED: The Bahujan Samaj Morcha national president, Mr Satnam Singh Kainth has alleged that most of the political parties are politicalising issues of the Dalits for political mileage. Mr Kainth said here on Wednesday that no political party was interested in safeguarding the interests of the Dalits. He said that the Bahujan Samaj Morcha, would organise a political conference at Phagwara on April 15, in which morcha activists of all districts of the Doaba region would participate.

MONKEY MENACE: Stray dogs here bit two school-going children on Thursday. Two stray monkeys wandering in the school premises of Government Senior Secondary School also bit a student of class V on Thursday morning. Meanwhile, the Principal of the school, Mr Swaran Singh, has urged the administration to catch the monkeys through the Forest Department immediately in order to avoid such mishaps.

RAMNAVMI FESTIVAL: Ramnavmi festival was celebrated on Friday in all temples here with great pomp and show. Ceremonies were performed by Swami Adhvesa Nand Ji Maharaj of Panipat in the temple of Chaurasi Paurian Mandir. The local SDM, Mr Jaspal Singh Jassi, DSP Samrala Mr G.S. Aulakh, Jathedar Kirpal Singh Kheernian and Dr J.P. Singh, SMO, appealed to people to follow the path shown by Lord Rama.


MIG HOUSES: A team of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation comprising Mr V.K. Bhardawaj, Chief Engineer, and Mrs Geeta Rani Choudhary, Deputy Mayor, visited the Middle Income Group (I) area from house number 2694 to 2885 in Sector 40-C. The team members were taken around the area by members of the association. They were shown the poor sanitary conditions and the dilapidated condition of roads. The Chief Engineer assured the association that re-carpeting of roads would be taken up within 10 days.

GRIEVANCES: Local Member of Parliament Pawan Bansal and Mayor of Chandigarh Municipal Corporation Subhash Chawla visited Sector 29-A here on Friday and listened to the grievances of local residents. The residents of Type-13 flats brought to the notice of the MP and the Mayor that their houses required a lot of repair work. Seepage from over-head tanks and bathrooms, leakage of water from the main supply lines, heaps of garbage lying in the area and bad condition of V-6 roads were among the other problems that were brought to the notice of the local leaders. Both leaders promised that they would look into their problems sympathetically.

NAGAR KIRTAN: Nagar kirtan will be taken out by the Central Co-ordination Committee of all gurdwaras and Sikh institutes on Saturday on the occasion of Baisakhi celebrations. According to a press note, the procession will begin from the Sector 23 gurdwara at about 1 pm and pass through Sectors 22, 21, 20, 19, 27 and 29 before culminating at the Sector 30 gurdwara at about 7.30 pm.

CERTIFICATES GIVEN: Fourteen students were handed certificates on the culmination of a five-month video film production technique course at Technical Teachers Training Institute on Friday. The faculty in charge of education television wing of the institute in Sector 26, Mr S.K. Likhi, said, ‘’This residential course provided training to the students in video production planning, recording techniques, graphics and animation, post production techniques, camera operations and handling of broadcast quality audio and video equipment’’. The officiating Principal of the institute Prof R Subramanian, gave away the certificates.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Welfare Society, Milk Colony, Dhanas (UT): chairman — Mr Prem Chand Gautam; deputy chairman — Mr Darshan Lal; president — Mr Kumer Chand; senior vice — president—Mr Karminder Singh Gill; vice —president — Mr Joginder Lal; general secretary — Mr Hem Raj Gupta; finance secretary — Mr Mewa Singh; joint secretary — Mr Ravinder Pal Singh Saini; assistant secretary (F&A) — Mr Amar Singh; executive members — Mr Kaka Singh, Mr Tarlok Chand, Mr Jamil Sangra, Mr Anil Kumar Sharma, Mr Beli Ram and Mr Harjit Singh.

COUNSELLING SESSION: Over thousand students aspiring to study in various colleges and universities in Australia took part in a one-day counselling and interview session organised by IDP Education Australia at Hotel Mountview here on Friday. The students interacted with a team of 56 academicians and professionals from Australia.


BAN IMPOSED: The Deputy Commissioner, Mr D.D. Gautam, has banned the sale of uncovered and unhygienically prepared food articles in the district with immediate effect. The orders will remain effective till December 31, 2003. The Additional Deputy Commissioner, Ms Neelam Pradeep Kasni, has been entrusted with the responsibility of implementing these orders. The authorities will take strict action against those selling stale fruits and vegetables, uncovered sweets, confectionery items etc. Administrative officers have been given the powers to inspect and destroy unhygienic food articles in their respective areas.

ONE KILLED: Ram Chander, 60, a labourer, was killed on Thursday when he tried to avoid a motor cycle. He was hit by a speeding Haryana Roadways bus near the local general bus stand. The Rohtak depot bus was on its way to Delhi from Muktsar.

BELOW POVERTY LINE: The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Agarwal, has asked the supervisory staff to check at least 10 per cent work of surveyors and ask the monitoring officials to check four per cent work so that lapses could be rectified. He was addressing a one-day training camp of officials engaged in identifying families living below the poverty line at Pundri on Thursday.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected the office-bearers of Haryana Sales Tax Bar Association for a period of two years: president — K.K. Gupta (Faridabad); sr vice president — D.R. Aneja (Rohtak); vice-president — Shakti Singh (Karnal), general secretary — Ramesh Wadhwa (Sonepat), secretary-Pardeep Sharma (Kaithal) and treasurer — K.K. Bomb (Gurgaon).

DOWRY CASE: The district police has registered a dowry case against three persons on Wednesday. According to information, Raj Rani, who was married two months back to Ajmer of Saran village in the district, in her complaint alleged that her husband and in-laws were torturing her for inadequate dowry.

KILLED: One person was killed and another injured in a head-on collision between a tractor-trailor and a motor cycle on Wednesday. According to information, Deen Dayal and Chander Mohan were going on a motor cycle when the tractor-trailer hit them near Fatehpur village, about 10 km from here. Deen Dayal died on the spot while Chander Mohan was seriously injured. A case has been registered under various sections of the IPC. An FIR was registered at Kotwali, Nabha, under various sections of the Copy Right Act, 1957 and IPC. Navneet Lal Bhatia of Bhatia Video Labs was arrested.


MINISTER’S ASSURANCE: The Himachal Forest Minister, Mr Chander Kumar has assured the residents of Guler that each field in the area will be provided irrigation facilities before the summer as pipes worth Rs 1 crore were being laid in the area. Efforts would be made to repair roads in the area. He said this addressing a public meeting at Soldha on Thursday.

TRAFFIC DISRUPTED: Traffic remained disrupted for over half-an-hour on the NH-22 in Kalka town on Thursday when a “shobha yatra” was taken out by the Vaishno Bhajan Mandal to mark the Durga Ashthmi and Navratra celebrations at the Kali Mata Mandir. As the Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice, Mr B.K. Rai, was to visit the historic mandir, the police had tough time in restoring the smooth flow of traffic on the highway.

CHALLANED: The local police has challaned 164 vehicles for various offences, including driving without wearing helmet and idle parking of vehicles on road side causing hindrance to the free of traffic on National Highway-22, according to the DSP, Mr Surinder Verma. He added that the police had started a drive to generate awareness among people regarding road safety. The police had also been instructed not to harass the public. He said the police had collected around Rs 11,000 as challan fine.

RESENTMENT: Leaders and representatives of various workers’ unions of this industrial town have resented the hike in bus fare announced recently by the state government. The leaders said bus fares had been increased by around 25 per cent, which was anti people.

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