Friday, July 25, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


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CONDEMNED: The All-India Hindu Shiv Sena on Wednesday condemned the killings of Hindu pilgrims at Katra. It also condemned attack on the Army camp. Mr SK Billa, president of the Sena, sought the imposition of President’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir besides proper protection for Hindu pilgrims in Vaishno Devi and Amarnath.

HEALTH CAMP: As many as 500 students of Government Primary School, Babehali, were given hepatitis-B injections at a joint medical camp held by Rotary Club Midtown, Innerwheel Club and staff of primary health centre, Ranjit Bach near here. Mr Gurbachan Singh Babbehali, Chairman, Milkfed inaugurated the camp.

CASE REGISTERED: On the complaint of a married woman of Allowal village, the police has registered a case against Lovedeep Singh, his brother Aman and their accomplice under Sections 376, 342, 506/34 of the IPC for raping her on May 15, 2003. According to the complainant the aforesaid persons came on scooters to her while she was waiting for a bus at a bus stand at Devi Dass village. They forcibly took her to a house located in Keherwali mohalla, Dasuya, where they gang-raped her.

FOUNDATION STONE: Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, MP, Ropar, would lay the foundation stone of a new tubewell to be installed on the banks of Maharaja Ajj Sarover, Kharar, on Saturday at 8 a.m. He has sanctioned Rs 2 lakh out of his MP Local Area Development Fund. He would also distribute cheques for various other works on this occasion.

UDHAM SINGH: The Shaheed Udham Singh Memorial Trust has decided to observe the death anniversary of the martyr at Bharatiya Vidya Mandir, Udham Singh Nagar, on July 31. This was stated by Dr Jaswant Singh Chamak, general secretary, after a meeting of the trust at Shaheed Udham Singh Memorial Library, Rajpura Road, on Wednesday. He said declamation and poetry-recitation contests on the life and ideology of Udham Singh would be held on the occasion.

PROFIT UP: Syndicate Bank’s operating profit in the first quarter has jumped from Rs 108.9 crore as on June 30, 2002, to Rs 175.07 crore as on June 30, 2003. This was stated in a press note issued by the Regional Manager, Syndicate Bank, on Thursday. The pre-tax profit surged by Rs 64.44 crore for the corresponding quarter, registering a growth of 68.26 per cent. The net profit for the first quarter at Rs 101.85 crore registered an increase of 28.26 per cent over the corresponding quarter last year. The provision for tax at Rs 57 crore was Rs 42 crore higher than the provision for June, 2002.

Ph.D. AWARDED: M.J.P. Rohilkhand University, Bareilly, has awarded a degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in mathematics to Prof Balbir Singh, Lecturer of mathematics at GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar, Ludhiana. Prof Balbir has been awarded this degree for his research work entitled “Measures of Growth of Entire Functions in Several Complex Variables:

'KAVACH' LAUNCHED: PRS Permacel, a brand solutions provider, launched “kavach” here today. “Kavach” is a customised solution that meets the specific needs of a product and involves the consumer in the process of protecting himself. Mr Uday Thakkar, General Sales Manager of the company, said. “Kavach is a holistic system that offers customised technical solution to its manufacturing clients. It provides brand protection which has tangible and intangible benefits as it reduces revenue loss and protects reputation.”

HONEST JAWAN: Surjan Singh a retired Army jawan, set an example of honesty by returning Rs 35,000 to the staff of the local military canteen. According to information available, Surjan Singh who runs a karyana shop in Kularan village, was given a box to pack goods purchased from military canteen. On reaching home he found Rs 35,000 lying in the box. He returned the money to the canteen staff.

SEIZED: The local CIA staff seized 2 kg of opium from a truck, at a naka put on the Nabha-Bhadson near Sakrali village and arrested its driver Mukand Khan. A case under Sections 18/61/85 of the NDPS has been registered at Bhadson police station.

CONDEMNED: The Punjab Government College Teachers Association on Thursday condemned the transfer orders issued by the department of Higher Education, Punjab, which has rendered to the large-scale uprooting of the college lecturers. President of the association Bhag Singh Sandhu said these transfer orders were against the transfer policy of the state government. According to the transfer policy of the state, couples are to be posted in the same station whereas they have been separated by these orders. The policy provides station choice to the unmarried women and widows but they are being transferred to far off places, keeping the stations opted by them vacant.

DEMONSTRATION: The Joint Action Committee of Punjab PWD (B&R) Branch Employees Union on Thursday held a demonstration outside its office to protest against the state government decision to shift the office of Chief Engineer to the newly constructed district administration complex. The agitating employees took out a procession and proceeded to the CM’s residence and raised anti-government slogans. The Punjab and UT employees union protesting against the anti-employee policies of the state government also joined and supported the demand of the agitating PWD employees against the shifting of their offices to the newly constructed Mini Secretariat.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Youth Sports Club, Shamaspur (Diwala): president — Amandeep Singh, vice-president — Jaswinder Singh, chairman — Sukhwinder Singh, vice-chairman — Hardeep Singh, general secretary — Lakhvir Singh, secretary — Pavittar Singh, and treasurer — Sudagar Singh. Mr Ram Dass Bangar, the press secretary of the club, said a blood donation camp would be held on July 27 in which all office-bearers of the club would donate blood.



ELECTED: The annual general body meeting of the Steel Traders’ Association, Chandigarh, has unanimously elected following office-bearers: pattern — Mr Pawan Mangla; chairman — Mr O.P. Garg; president — Mr Bhushan Dev Gupta; vice-president — Mr Dev Raj Thapar; general secretary — Mr Rajesh Singla; cashier — Mr Pawan Aggarwal; member executives — Mr V.B. Jain, Mr Arun Gupta, Mr Ramesh Kumar Mittal and Mr Suresh Chaddha, and spokesperson — Mr Ram Charan Gupta.

DEMAND: The Industrial Cell of the BJP on Thursday demanded possession of land to those 250 industrialists which had been allotted to them 1981. A resolution to this effect was passed at a meeting of office-bearers of the cell led by Mr Radhey Shyam Garg. The resolution said the Industrial Area Phase III should be developed immediately demanding the internal roads of the area should be built before handing over the plots to industrialists.

PROBLEMS HIGHLIGHTED: Representatives of the Panjab University Students Union on Thursday met Panjab University authorities and highlighted the problems being faced by students of B Sc(honours school) in seeking admissions. Malwinder Singh Kang, president, met the Dean University Instructions and said all results of B Sc (honours) had not been declared. He said the authorities should look into the matter because a large number of students of ongoing classes were affected.

SEMINAR: A seminar on ‘International English language teaching system and personality development’ was organised by the British Academy in Sector 34 here on Thursday under the supervision of their centre head Ms Sonia Gandhi and Ms Deepika. Another important feature of the seminar was a lecture by Dr Nazum on personality development. She gave her view on phycological aspect of personalities. Ms Amrita Saini also a faculty member of the British Academy give her opinion on the personality development programme of the institute.

WORKSHOP: A team of the Punjab State Human Rights Commission, Chandigarh, conducted a one-day workshop on child protection for anganwadi workers at the Anganwari Workers Training Centre, Bal Bhavan here today. The workshop was aimed at equipping under-training anganwari workers with the necessary skills and knowledge to use multi agency approach to help children in the need of care and protection. Ms Blossom Singh Ahluwalia, in-charge of Bal Bhavan, SAS Nagar, welcomed the PSHRC treatment and emphasised the need of cooperation and coordination among different agencies to promote and safeguard welfare of children in society. 



DEMAND: Former deputy spokesperson of the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee, Dr Viresh Shandilya, demanded on Thursday that the dumping ground near Ram Bagh must be cleaned up. A delegation led by Dr Shandilya met the executive officer of the Municipal Council, Ambala city, and submitted a memorandum to him. Dr Shandilya said those who have to go to the cremation ground, have to pass near the garbage dumping ground. He said the cleanliness must be maintained close to the cremation ground.

CEREMONY: The installation ceremony of Rotary Club, Ambala city, and the Rotary district governor’s visit function was held on Wednesday. Rotary district governor Kanwal Bedi was the chief guest. Mr Ajay Aggarwal became the new president of the Rotary Club of Ambala city. Mr Ajay Aggarwal spoke about the different social works to be undertaken by the club during his tenure. A cultural programme was held by the children of the Chun Mum Club.

FESTIVAL: Saregama India Limited (HMV) in a tie-up with Music World has organised the Golden Collection Festival for lovers of Indian music at all Music World stores across the country. Saregama will enable Hindi film music connoisseurs to build up their favourite collection of Hindi film music. The festival which commenced from July 15 will continue August 15 across all Music World outlets.

MEETING: Mr MK Miglani, Vice-Chancellor, Haryana Agriculture University, has urged scientists and the Agriculture Development Officers (ADOs) to come to the rescue of the farming community of the state.

RAPE CHARGE: A Dalit woman was allegedly raped by two persons near Chhot village on Wednesday. The victim, in a complaint to the police said while she was waiting for a bus at Kaithal bus stand two persons offered to drop her at Pai village. However, they took her to an isolated place, and raped her. The police has registered a case under Sections 376/34 of the IPC and 3(12)/33/89 of the SC, ST Act against Raja Ram of Chhot village, Mahaveer and Leela both of Sega village and their driver.

DOWRY CASE: The police has booked three persons under the anti-dowry Act for harassing a married woman on the orders of a local court. According to information Sapna, a resident of Talai Bazar, in her complaint before the court of the Judicial Magistrate, Mr Baljeet Singh, stated that she was married to Naveen, son of Om Pal Singh, resident of Santy Pura, Modi Nagar in Gaziabad district on January 23, 2001. Her parents gave sufficient dowry at time of her marriage, but her in-laws were harassing her to bring more dowry.

SEIZED: The police has seized over 300 pirated CDs and cassettes of ‘T’ series company from the Chandana Gate area. TREES CUT: Some miscreants cut kikar trees worth Rs 50,000 in Dawal village on Wednesday. On a complaint lodged by Bhupinder Singh Raghav, Range Forest Officer, Kaithal, the Sadar police has registered a case.

CRACKS IN HOUSES: Many houses in the Siwan Gate Area here have developed cracks. Residents allege that seepage in the sewer line laid in the area was responsible for this. Local councillor Sudesh, accompanied by the municipal council Chairman Kamal Choudhry, visited the area and assured help to the affected persons.



SET ON FIRE: Some unidentified persons set ablaze a shop in Baglli village on Tuesday the police said here on Wednesday. The additional police chief, Mr Santosh Patia said a shop belonging to Mr Sanjay Kumar, a resident of Bagli village was set on fire by some miscreants. He said the police had registered a case under Section 436 of the IPC.

ONE KILLED: One person was killed on the spot when a speeding vehicle hit him at Maryadi village near Khabli in Dhera subdivision on Wednesday. Dalil Singh, son of Sher Singh, a resident of Ahar, Isrena near Panipat in Haryana had parked his truck at Maryadi and was going to collect water when he was hit by a speeding vehicle. A case has registered under Sections 279 and 30 of the IPC.

EVICTION ORDERED: The Collector-cum-Divisional Forest Officer, Mr GR Sahibi, on Wednesday ordered the eviction of 11 cases of encroachments on forest land measuring 7.13.03 bighas under Section 1(5) of the Himachal Pradesh Public Premises and Land (Eviction of Land and Recovery) Act, 1971. These encroachments on forest land had been made at Rewalsar, Majhwar, Bhiuli and Dwardu. The accused have been ordered to vacate the encroachments within 30 days.

ATTACKED: At least two persons were injured when they were attacked with sharp-edged weapons by two youths near SSB Chowk here on Tuesday. According to police sources, Vishal Chand of Differepat village had lodged a complaint with the police that he was moving near the SSB Chowk along with his two brothers Yogesh and Mukesh, when Ajay and Anil attacked them with sharp-edged weapon. The police has arrested the two accused.


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