Wednesday, July 9, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


TRAVEL AGENT HELD: The district police has arrested one travel agent for duping a farmer of Rs 3.5 lakh on the pretext of sending latter’s son to France. Mann Singh of Deserpur village, in his complaint, alleged that Fatehjit Singh of Dilbagh Nagar Colony, had promised to send his son jaswant Singh to France for a sum of Rs 3.5 lakh about three years back. The deal amount and the passport of his son was delivered to Fatehjit Singh at his residence, he said, adding that neither Fatehjit Singh made arrangements to send his son abroad nor he returned the money. A case was registered and the accused was arrested from his residence. A local court has remanded Fatehjit into judicial custody for 14 days.

: A three-day training course on latest techniques for propagation of fruit plants, organised by the Department of Extension Education, PAU, concluded on Tuesday. The course was held for Horticultural Development Officers of the Department of Horticulture, to import instructions on latest propagation techniques in citrus under highly phytosanitary conditions, propagation techniques in guava, mango, litchi, stone fruits, minor fruits, pear etc. The course also provided information on use of important rootstocks in grapes, use of polyhouse/greenhouse technologies, control of insect pests in fruit nursery, micro propagation fruit plants and tissue culture.

LOK ADALATS: Mr Mohinder Pal, District and Sessions Judge, in a press release issued here on Tuesday said during the current quarter two Lok Adalats would beheld organised in the district. The first Lok Adalat would beheld at Amloh civil courts on July 19 and the second Lok Adalat would held at District Courts, Fatehgarh Sahib, on August 23. He said in these Lok Adalats different cases and pre-litigation cases would be decided. He called upon all those litigants, whose cases were pending in courts or were at the pre-litigation stage to take the benefit from these courts.

HELD: The police claims to have arrested Harjit Singh, a resident of Ambey Majra and recovered 7.120 kg of opium from him. According to a press release issued by Mr B. Chandra Sekhar, SSP, that police had set up a naka at distributary near Ambey Majra. Mr Dinesh Partap, ASP, Amloh, noticed a man carrying a bag along side the distributor and he got suspicious and stopped the man for search. He said that on search Inspector Amarjit Singh, SHO, Mandi Gobindgarh, recovered 7 kg of opium.

CAMP: About 150 patients were examined at a free sugar check-up camp organised by the Lions Club, Ludhiana Venus, in collaboration with Alembic Synx Limited. The camp was organised under the supervision of club’s zonal chairman, Dr Sandeep Chauhan, at Haibowal Kalan, Ludhiana. Patients were also given free medicines. The camp was inaugurated by the district cabinet secretary, Dr Ashok Singla. He appreciated the club members for organising such camps. The region chairman of the club, Mr Inderpal Singh, was the guest of honour.

ROTARIAN HONOURED: The Rotary Club, Patiala, has conferred the Best Rotarian Award upon Dr Ashok Gupta, Paul Harris Fellow and past president of the club, for the second consecutive year. The award has been bestowed upon Dr Ashok Gupta in recognition of his ‘exemplary dedication’ and commitment to support the Rotary cause in the true spirit of the Rotarian motto ‘Service before self.

SELECTED: Nine-year-old Isha Dang, a student of Class IV in a city school, has been selected to perform in the Sony TV dance serial ‘Boogie Woogie’. The shooting for the programme will commence in Mumbai from July 15. Isha has also been selected to appear in Sahara TV channel’s programme ‘Groovers’. She has to her credit numerous awards won both at state and national-level dance competitions.

PROTEST: Medical Students Association, Government Medical College, Patiala, will organise a protest convention here on Wednesday against the ‘massive’ fee hike implemented in colleges and universities across the state. President of the association Satpal Singh said the hike, which was nearly 15 times more than the original fee structure, would adversely effect the spread of education throughout the state.

GRANT FOR PANCHAYATS: Over and above the Rs 2 lakh grant for each village which had elected unanimously their panchayats, the Social Welfare Minister in Joginder Singh Mann, on Monday announced a grant of Rs 1 lakh each from his discretionary fund to these panchayats of his constituency ie Phagwara sub-division. He declared this here while addressing sarpanches and panches of his party. It may be mentioned here that as many as 21 panchayats were elected unanimously in Phagwara sub-division.



M.P. SINGH: Municipal Commissioner M. P. Singh has been informally asked to continue on the end of his second term of extension on Monday till his replacement is found by the Chandigarh Administration. Mr M. P. Singh today completed four years in the Municipal Corporation on deputation with the Chandigarh Administration. Mr M. P. Singh has already got two extensions of one year each. A Punjab Cadre IAS officer' Mr M. P. Singh, had recently been appointed as Secretary Expenditure with the Punjab Government but his posting had been pending.

SATELLITE MAPS: The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh has asked the Punjab Engineering College to prepare the maps of underground areas of the municipal land through satellite pictures. The study is likely to provide the corporation a real insight for helping engineering operations as it would have a better idea of the location of its water, sewerage and electricity lines.

CONTEST: About 13 schools participated in a declamation contest on ‘Value of forest in human life’ held at the Institute for Blind in Sector 26. Angad Padda from Saint Soldier International School bagged the first prize. Pooja from the Institute for Blind got second prize and Smriti Verma from Government Model Senior Secondary School got third prize. Consolation prize went to Navjot Kaur of Moti Ram Arya Senior Secondary Model School. Major General Rajendra Nath was the chief guest.

AWARENESS CAMPAIGN: There is nothing funny about it. In fact, comedian Jaspal Bhatti decided to create public awareness by raising important issues with the help of Jadugar Samrat Shankar. Two met at Mr Bhatti’s residence on Monday. They discussed the conditions of art and healthy environment in the country. So folks, get ready to experience Samrat Shankar’s magic and Bhatti’s jokes.

INSTALLED: Mr Vijay Wadhawan has been installed as the President of the Rotary Club of Chandigarh for 2003-2004. He has succeeded Atma Ram Singh. Informing about his future plans, Mr Wadhawan said new vocational courses would be started at Bapu Dham Colony

YOGA TEAM: A 16-member Indian Yoga team led by K.C. Sharma, President, Yoga Federation of India and Chief-de-mission of Indian contingent, will participate in various international events related to yoga, to be held at Portugal (Europe) from July 18 to 20. The main events include XVII International Yoga and Yoga-Therapy Conference, 12th World Cup of Olympic Yoga Sport, 10th World Cup Artistic Yoga Sport, 3rd World Cup of Rhythmic Yoga Sport and 4th World Cup of Mallakhamb Yoga Sport, said Mr Ashok Kumar Aggarwal, Secretary General of Indian Yoga Federation here, on Tuesday.



INAUGURATED: Ambala City MLA Veena Chibber inaugurated traffic lights at Patiala chowk in Ambala city on Tuesday morning. Deputy Commissioner, Ambala, Mr D.D. Gautam, said it was a busy intersection and the traffic lights would help in smoothening traffic flow. “A special technology was used in setting up the traffic lights since no road cut has been made,” he said. He added that Baldev Nagar traffic lights would be rectified soon. Among others, Superintendent of Police Hardeep Singh Doon, Mr Faqir Chand, Mr Rajendra Guddu, Mr Kehar Singh Kadian, Mr H.R. Raheja and Mr G.R. Rohilla were present on the occasion. 

PROGRAMME: A vocational guidance programme, organised by the Divisional Employment Exchange, Ambala Cantonment began here on Monday. The programme will acquaint the outgoing school and college students regarding vocational guidance facilities in employment exchange and to disseminate information about training facilities. During the programme, career exhibition, career talks by experts and film show would be arranged, a release said.

YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARD: Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University extension scientist V.P.S. Yadav has been conferred Young Scientist Award in recognition of outstanding work done in the field of extension research. The award was presented during national conference of the Indian Society of Extension Education (ISEE) held at G.B. Pant University of Agriculture Sciences and Technology.



NO GRAM SABHA MEETINGS: The villagers of Banasar and Pratha panchayats under Dharampur block could not hold the quarterly gram sabha panchayat meetings on Sunday as panchayat secretaries didn’t turn up. Pratha panchayat couldn’t be opened as the key was with its secretary. Though Banasar panches had the key, but the proceedings register was with the secretary. Mr Upendra, president, Banasar panchayat, has written to the Block Development Officer, Dharampur, in this regard.

CPI ULTIMATUM: The Solan unit of CPI has urged the ESI authorities to clear bills, pending from 2001, of workers at Baddi, Barotiwala and Nalagarh, Mr Gurdev Singh, secretary, CPI unit here has given a 15 days ultimatum to the authorities. The unit has also demanded an ESI hospital in the Baddi-Barotiwala area.

1 HELD, CHARAS SEIZED: The Shillai police arrested Sompal of Muzaffar Nagar (Uttar Pradesh) with 3.7 kg of charas at Menus on Monday. Sompal had brought the stuff from Turi (Chopal) for Rs 15,000. Its value in the international market is said to be Rs 1.5 lakh. The accused was travelling in a Vikasnagar-bound bus. When the police searched the bus at the Meenu inter-state bridge, the accused ran away. He threw the bag containing the stuff in the Tons river. the police Jawans caught the accused and fished out the bag from the river.

ADMISSION: The Himachal Pradesh University has extended the last date for submission of admission forms for various post-gradate, certificate, diploma courses up to July 9, 2003, Prof Dalip Singh Thakur, Dean of Studies, said. However, the date for interview and admission will remain the same as mentioned in the prospectus.


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