Thursday, May 1, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


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INSPECTION: Mr Justice Jasbir Singh of the Punjab and Haryana High Court held an inspection of the courts here on Tuesday. Advocates demanded the establishment of a second court in the court complex, as the building complex for the second court already exist. He earlier visited Nabha Jail and listened to grievances of the people at Fatehgarh Sahib, according to Mr A.S. Cheema, president Bar Association, Fatehgarh Sahib. Mr Mohinder Pal, District and Sessions Judge, Fatehgarh Sahib, accompanied the judge.

FAREWELL PARTY: A farewell party was organised by the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) and staff of Government Senior Secondary School, Bhadson, near here, on Wednesday for Mr Raj Kumar Kaushal, a teacher of the school, on his superannuation after putting in 40 years of service. A cultural programme was presented by the students.

BAN ORDERS: The District Magistrate on Tuesday issued orders banning the burning of crop stubble and raising buildings in and around a 1,000-metre radius of the Army ammunition depot for a period of two months.

BOOK RELEASE: Prof V.S. Ramamurthy, Secretary, Science and Technology, Government of India, released a book titled “Reflections on a Changing Economy”, written by Prof Vikram Chadha of the Punjab School of Economics, Guru Nanak Dev University.

TRANSFER STAYED: The two-member Sikh Gurdwara Judicial Commission, comprising Mr Kashmir Singh Patti and Mr Raghbir Singh, on Tuesday stayed the transfer of two SGPC employees, Giani Anup Singh and Giani Swarn Singh, till May 12. These employees had been transferred on the complaint of an SGPC member, Mr Baldev Singh, who had alleged that they had failed to make proper arrangements for nagar kirtan on February 22. However, a petitioner, Mr Harbhajan Singh, said these employees were not responsible for any mismanagement.

HEALTH PROGRAMME: More than three lakh students from classes I to VIII will be examined under the School Health Programme in the district during the current financial year. Those found suffering from serious ailments will be referred to civil hospitals of their respective areas for treatment. This was stated by Dr Y.C. Marken, Civil Surgeon, in a press note here on Tuesday.

THEFT: Thieves on Tuesday decamped with gold ornaments worth Rs 2 lakh and Rs 70,000 from the residence of Sanjiv Joshi in the Rama Mandi area. According to the police, the thieves broke into the house after the family members left for work in the morning. Joshi’s mother returned in the afternoon and found the doors broken open and cash and ornaments missing.

FREE TEXT BOOKS: Mr Gurmit Singh Kadialwai, Tehsil Welfare Officer, Jagraon, in a press note on Wednesday informed that the supply of text books to Scheduled Caste students had begun. He advised school representatives of Jagraon and Raikot tehsils to prepare the list of students of Middle, High and Senior Secondary classes and submit it to the officer. According to the information, distribution of the books would take place at Government Senior Secondary School (Boys) at Jagraon and the supply would continue even on Saturday.

CONFERENCE: The Punjab Government Transport Union, the Technical Services Union (PSEB), the PSEB Employees Federation, the Inqualabi Kender Punjab, the FCI Workers Union, the Khet Mazdoor Union, the Para Medical Employees Union and other unions would hold a conference in Municipal Park at Jagraon to observed May Day.

WORKSHOP: The Art and Culture Youth Services Club would organise a bhangra training workshop at Punjabi Bhavan from Tuesday. Mr Sher Singh, chairman of the club, said training to boys and girls would be given separately for a duration of one hour in the morning. Mr Manjit Singh and Ms Paramjit Kaur would be the project director, while Mr Jaspreet Romi, Mr Arvinder Chintoo and Mr Satish Kumar would impart training to the participant, he said. Mr Ramesh Sharma would be the in charge of the workshop.

TEACHER RETIRES: Ms Attar Kaur Amrit, head teacher, Ramgarhia Elementary School, was given a farewell party on her superannuation after putting in 39 years of service in the school on Wednesday. Giani Bhagat Singh, president of the school council, Mr Jagtar Singh, general secretary, and Mr Jagat Singh, manager, honoured her. Mr Katar Singh Garib, president, Guru Gobind Singh Sewak Jatha, Civil Lines, was also present.

STUDENTS EXCEL: Vikarmjit Singh and Suparm Bector, MCA students from the Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, have bagged first prize in social welfare development at Pratibha-2003, an inter-college festival, held at the Gyanjoti Institute of Management and Technology, SAS Nagar. Kamwaldeep Kaur of BBA and Charanjeet Singh of BCA received second prize in debate.

BIRTH ANNIVERSARY: The local unit of the All-India Sangeshwar Sewa Dal Arunai (Pehwa) would celebrate the 62nd birth anniversary of Mahant Ganga Puri Ji on Sunday at Gupta Palace here. A free medical check-up camp would be organised and medicines would be provided free of cost. Marriages of three poor girls would also be solemnised, according to a press note issued on Wednesday. Dr Satwant Sachdeva along with a team of doctors would examine the patients.

SEMINAR: A seminar on the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act was organised here on Wednesday by the district police. It was chaired by Mr Rakesh Goel, IRS, Zonal Director, Narcotic Drugs Control Bureau, Punjab and Chandigarh. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Goel stressed the need for deaddiction in the state. Though the government had provided strict laws to curb the misuse of narcotic drugs, the conviction rate under the Act was only 10 per cent Mr Goel educated the investigating officers of the district how to conduct investigation under the Act. He said Mansa district had the highest consumption of poppy husk in the state. He stressed the need to educate the people to shun drugs.

FANCY DRESS CONTEST: A fancy dress competition for pre-primary classes was held at SDKL DAV Centenary Public School on Wednesday. It was presided over by Mr S.K. Ahluwalia, Deputy Commissioner. Mr S.S. Srivastava, SSP Mansa, was the guest of honour. The results are nursery class: Akanksha (1), Supriya (2), Sidharth (3); LKG: Saurav (1), Nikhil (2), Gurleen (3) UKG: Sheenam (1) Litesh (2), Harmandeep (3)

NOMINATED: The Governor of Punjab in consultation with the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court has nominated Dr Arjan Singh Sethi, Prof Ajmer Singh Aulakh and Prof Balwant Kaur as members of the District Legal Services Authority. This was stated in an official communication issued here on Wednesday by Mr Harsh Mehta, Chief Judicial Magistrate-cum-Member Secretary, District Legal Services Authority, Mansa.

DHUSSI BUNDH: The Deputy Commissioner, mr Hussan Lal, has said a sum of Rs 8 lakh will be spent on the construction of studs and spurs of the Dhussi bundh and desilting of drains. A Rs 8 crore project had been sanctioned by NABARD for the construction of a head regulator, a 9.50-km-long bundh and three small bridges at Rahon Creek, which plays havoc with about 15,000 acres of cultivated land in Rahon and Aur areas of the district during heavy rain.

‘INDIAN PANORAMA’: The History Society of Kirpal Sagar Academy, about 15 km from here, on Tuesday organised an exhibition titled “Indian Panorama”. Dr Karamjit Singh, Chairman, presided. Students of Class IX displayed 30 charts on contemporary India.

INAUGURATED: The Minister for Cooperatives and Grievances, Punjab, Mr Ramesh Dutt Sharma, inaugurated a drug de-addiction centre of the Red Cross here on Tuesday. The Deputy Secretary, Red Cross Society, Mr Ramesh Aggarwal, said besides Ropar, Red Cross centres were functioning at Chandigarh, Patiala, Gurdaspur and Nawanshahr.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Irrigation Engineers Association of the BBMB: president — Mr A.K. Gupta; senior vice-president — Mr S.N. Bhatnagar; general secretary — Mr K.K. Sood; treasurer — Mr Avtar Singh; and joint secretary — Mr Hussan Lal.

AID FOR HANDICAPPED: A total of 200 hearing aids, 50 tricycles, 30 wheelchairs and 25 sewing machines were distributed among handicapped persons at a three-day camp at Nangal. The camp was opened by the Deputy Commissioner, Ms Seema Jain, on Tuesday.



PATWARI KILLED: Rishipal, a patwari in the Revenue Department, was killed in a road accident at Shankarpura village, on the Hisar-Chandigarh Road, near here, on Tuesday. According to the police, he was returning to Uklana when his motor cycle collided with an autorickshaw. He succumbed to his injuries on the way to hospital.

APPOINTED: Mr Raj Kumar Bhola, a former student leader of Kurukshetra University, has been nominated as the president of the district unit of the Bahujan Samaj Party. This was announced by Mr Ashok Sherwal, state president of the party, here on Tuesday.

SUICIDE: An Army man committed suicide in the cantonment area here on Tuesday. According to police sources, Subedar A.B. Ekalmar, a resident of Karnataka, was posted at the EME unit here. He ended his life by hanging himself from a ceiling pipe in his barrack. The body was sent to the local Civil Hospital for a post-mortem.



CREDIT PLAN: A credit plan of Rs 47.58 crore for Chamba district has been approved. Stating this the Deputy Commissioner said at a meeting on Monday that Rs 33.22 crore had been earmarked for the priority sector — Rs 21.39 crore for the services sector and Rs 9.80 crore for the agriculture sector.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the district unit of the Hospital Laboratory Technologists Association: president — Mr Naresh Rana; senior vice-president — Mr Arun Kumar; vice-presidents — Mr Subh Raj Singh, Mr Kulvir Singh Pathania, Mr Amar Singh and Mr Sanjay Kumar; general secretary — Mr Surinder Jasrotia; joint secretary — Mr Om prakash Bharmouri; and treasurer — Mr Om Prakash.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Non-Teaching Employees Federation, Panchrukhi block: president — Mr Ashwani Sood; senior vice-president — Mrs Sudarshan Patial; vice-president — Mrs Sunita Sharma and mrs Kamlesh Kumar; general secretary — Mr Shammi Raj; and treasurer — Mr Vijay Rana.

ANIMAL CARE CAMP: The Animal Husbandry Department observed World Animal Health Day here on Tuesday by organising an animal care camp at Darang, about 25 km from here. More than 60 milch cattle animals suffering from infertility were examined and a few were operated upon. Vaccination against rabies was given free of cost and milk-yielding cows were given mineral mixture.

VAASTU TO THE FORE: The Himachal pradesh Housing Board will construct buildings on the basis of vaastu principles. This was stated by Mr Mukesh Agnihotri, Chief Parliamentary Secretary and Chairman of the board. He was here to open the Lal Chand Prarthi Kala Kendra on Monday.

SENTENCED: Mr V.K. Ahuja, District and Sessions Judge, on Tuesday sentenced Sanjay Singh, alias Raju, of Sainthal village in Jogindernagar subdivision to three years’ rigorous imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on him for injuring Bhag Mal of Yora village with a sharp-edged weapon on August 13, 1998. In an other case, the Judge sentenced Vishwa Nath to three years’ rigorous imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on him for injuring Lekh Ram at Katwahandi village, under the jurisdiction of the Gohar police station.

GOODS STOLEN: Goods worth Rs 30,000, including a television set, were stolen from a shop near Yamni Hotel on the Palampur-Dharamsala highway on Tuesday night. The shopkeeper noticed the theft on Wednesday morning when he came to open the shop.

NIRMALA DEVI: Mrs chandresh Kumari, Himachal Health Minister, visited Indira Gandhi Medical College Hospital here and enquired about the health of Mrs Nirmal Devi, who killed a leopard with a sickle at Pipli village. She sanctioned Rs 5,000 for her treatment. INSPECTIONS: As per instructions of the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Hussan Lal, the local SDM, Mr Harjinder Singh, conducted inspections at 14 offices here on Tuesday. According to an official press note, four employees of the Public Health Department, including the SDO, two employees each of the ADC (Rural Development), DTO’s office and the District Economic and Statistical Department, four employees of the BDPO’s office, one employee of the office of Tehsildar (Elections), and eight employees of the office of the Deputy Commissioner were found absent from duty.


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