Tuesday, July 29, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


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LIONS CLUB: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Lions Club (Amritsar Central): president — Mr Rajinder Pal Singh, secretary — Mr Jiwan Singh and treasurer — Mr Tara Chand Sharma.

URGED: Mr Satya Pal Dang, veteran CPI leader, has urged the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to register a case against IG Rajan Gupta whose links with Dr PK Sareen, the prime accused in the kidney scam, were established after the IG’s personal security officer (PSO) spilled the beans about his IG’s) alleged manipulations to save the prime accused.

ARRESTED: Mr Jarnail Singh, Secretary, Cooperative Society, Jhakarwala village, was arrested on Saturday following the matriculation certificate used by him for getting the job was found to be fake.

INSTALLED: Mr Jai Parkash and Mr Sampuran Sharma were installed president and secretary, respectively, of the local Rotary Club at the function held on Saturday night. Mr Paramjit Singh Khalsa, general secretary, Akali Dal (Amritsar) was the chief guest.

ALLEGED: On the complaint of Mrs Resham Kaur the Hariana police on Saturday registered a case under Sections 7,8,13 of the Prevention of Corruption Act against Mr Parminder Singh, DSP, 4th Battalion, IRB, Jalandhar. Mrs Resham Kaur alleged that the DSP took Rs 1.50 lakh from her to get her son appointed as a beldar in the Amritsar Corporation. He neither got her son appointed nor returned the money. Ms Gurpreet Deo, SSP, Hoshiarpur, has deputed Mr Opinderjit Singh, SP (D), to probe into the allegation.

DOWRY CASE: A dowry case was reported at Sadar police station, Hoshiarpur, on Saturday Asha Rani, alias Hardeep Kaur, daughter of Madan Singh of Subhash Nagar alleged that she was being tortured by her husband Gurnam Singh, father-in-law Naranjan Singh, mother-in-law Sitawanti, brothers-in-law Gopal Singh, Satnam Singh and Manjit Singh of Dehra Dun to bring more dowry. 

NEW CHAMBERS: The local judicial complex will soon have 25 new chambers on the second floor of the judicial block. This was stated by the Deputy Speaker of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Mr Bir Devinder Singh after visiting the complex here on Monday. He also held discussions with officials of the administration. The new chambers would be equipped with latest facilities such as speakers to inform advocates about their hearings. Among others present on the occasion included the ADC, Mr Vikas Garg, SDM, Mr S.S. Gill, Executive Engineer of the PWD, Mr K.S. Bhinder and Mr I.S. Jhajj.

KIDS CELEBRATE TEEJ: Tiny tots of Saplings Nursery School, Rajguru Nagar, celebrated Teej in a colourful show here on Monday. While the girls wore brightly coloured lehngas and suits, boys wore kurta and dhoti. A drummer was invited and the boys danced to its beat. Later, various Punjabi songs were played and kids rejoiced dancing to these. A group of girls who danced on the song “Saggi phulwaliye” won much applause. A mehndiwala was also invited to the school and the girls got it applied on their tiny hands. Swings decorated with flowers were put up in the gardens and kids took their turn in groups of four. They were finally served kheer and malpure.

AWARDED: Dr V.K. Nayyar, Senior Soil Scientist and Head of the Department of Soils, Punjab Agricultural University, has won the S. N. Ranade Memorial Lifetime Achievement award in recognition of his outstanding contributions in the field of “micronutrient research” for 2003. The award carries a silver memento, a citation and Rs 1.21 lakh. Dr Nayyar has been working in this field for the past about 30 years.

MEDICAL CAMP: Kids of Guru Gobind Singh Public School, Model Town, underwent a medical check up by Dr Ajit Singh Chawla, a paediatrician. The doctor found that 20 per cent students had dental problems. Eight to 10 per cent students suffered from phimosis, 10 per cent had nutrition deficiency and 5 per cent had refractive errors of eyes. Ms Manjit Kaur, principal, said that such check ups were done twice a year. 

TREE PLANTATION CAMP: The Lions Club Ludhiana Virat organised a tree plantation camp at Tagore Public School, on Monday. Mr Amrit Lal Aggarwal, region chairman District321 F, supervised the Camp. Mr Surinder K. Gupta, president, Mr D.K. Gupta, secretary, Mr Rajesh Gupta, treasurer, and Mr Arvind Jindal, vice-president, also planted trees on the school campus. 

TEEJ CELEBRATED: Roopika Ladies Club held Teej celebrations at Marriot Hotel on Monday. A large number of members had turned up for the celebrations. Ms Meen Girotra, club president, welcomed the ladies. Ms Rashmi Kalra presented a Punjabi dance. The other members, Ms Nidhi, Ms Jasleen, Ms Kanika, Ms Cinni, Ms Gitika, Ms Anju, Ms Seema and Ms Pammi Siddhu also presented a dance number. The chief guest of the occasion was Ms Susheel Gupta, Deputy Mayor.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Punjab State Veterinary Officers Association (PSVOA), Jagraon, Raikot, Payal, Khanna and Ludhiana sub-divisions of Ludhiana district: president — Dr Paramjeet Singh; senior vice-president — Dr Chatinder Singh; vice-presidents — Dr Bhajan Singh and Dr Jugal Kishore Uppal; general secretary — Dr Gagandip Kaushal; organising secretaries — Dr Tarsem Lal and Dr Gurdarshan Singh; joint secretaries — Dr Vijesh Bhatnagar and Dr Madan Gopal Sharma; treasurer — Dr Parminder Singh; press secretary — Dr Suraj Bhan; auditors — Dr P.S. Walia and Dr Charanjit; and advisers — Dr Parshotam Garg, Dr Kanwal Sharma and Dr Inderjit Singh.

MEMORIAL CONFERENCE: A conference in memory of July Martyrs — Avtar Singh Dhudike, Prithipal Singh Randhawa and Lal Inder, alias Lali — was held by the Lok Sangram Manch at Dhudike village where hundreds of people paid tributes and observed a two-minute silence.

POPPY HUSK SEIZED: ASI Mohamad Jameel arrested Surjit Singh of Daulatpur in the Jodha area and seized from him 15 kg of poppy husk. The Sudhar police has registered a case under Sections 15, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act.

ROTARY CLUB: Mr Pawan Kumar Garg, Development Officer, Life Insurance Corporation and Mr Mulakh Raj Kamboj, junior engineer, PWD (B&R), were installed president and secretary, respectively, of the Rotary Club.

RESIGNED: Mohammad Sardar Dara, former president of the Malerkotla Municipal Council and present Municipal Councillor said here on Sunday that he had resigned from the membership of the Punjab State Haj Committee. He said he had resigned from the membership because he was an Akali leader and committee was constituted by the Congress government.

ORGANISED: The management of Shivalaya Atma Devi Talab Ralla Mall Bhucher organised ‘jan kalyan divas’ here on Sunday. Mr Kasturi Lal Sareen, a social worker, presided over and distributed ‘ration goods’ among 35 poor and needy families, informed Mr Jai Gopal Bhucher.

INAUGURATED: The Arya Samaj (New Teachers Colony) has opened charitable “Bhagwanti Laroyia Memorial Sewing and Stitching Centre”. Mr Rajnish Jain, president, Mandi Merchants Association, inaugurated it on Sunday.

HONOURED: The local BLM Girls College organised a prize distribution function on the college campus here on Saturday. Mr Surinderjit Singh Sandhu, Deputy Commissioner, presided over the function and honoured students who had excelled in the various university exams.

ELECTED: Mr Surjit Singh Rana has been elected president of the Bar Association here. Mr Rana was declared elected unopposed. Election for vice president and secretary would be held on August 2.

ISSUE RESOLVED: The Patiala Consumers and Telephone Subscribers Forum on Monday said the issue regarding the non-chlorination of water supply had been resolved at its behest after it was brought to the notice of the Municipal Corporation. Forum president J.R. Shahi said it had also taken notice of the procedure adopted by the corporation pertaining to the renewal of shop licences. Finance secretary of the forum T.C. Bansal also presented the accounts of the forum for the year 2002-03 and budget for the year 2003-04.

NOMINATED: Mr Manmeet Shubh Prem Singh of the Rotary Club Patiala has been nominated Rotary International District 3090 Rotary News and Samachar correspondent for the year 2003-04. He would contribute to the official regional publication of Rotary International in English and Hindi for India and neighbouring countries, the Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Butan and Nepal.

SEMINAR: The state unit of the Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha, will organise a seminar on “river linking” on August 24 at Pathankot. This was decided at a state-level meeting of executive members, state office-bearers and district presidents of BJYM on Sunday.



ASSURANCE: Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala on Monday assured a delegation of the All-India Confederation of SC/ST & BC Organisations (Haryana unit) that its demand for implementation of the policy of acknowledging seniority of reserved category candidates for promotion would be favourably considered. The delegation also gave a memorandum to the Chief Minister.

BLOOD DONATED: As many as 82 units of blood were donated at a blood donation camp held at Canara Bank, Circle Office, Sector 32, here on Sunday. The camp was inaugurated by Mr Atul Kapoor, Deputy General Secretary of the Canara Bank Officers Association. Among others who donated blood included Mr B.M. Dutta, Regional Secretary of the bank.

INAUGURATION: The local MP, Mr Pawan Bansal, inaugurated Krishna Shopping Complex at Mani Majra on Sunday. The complex houses 50 shops. Mr B.B. Bahl, President CTCC, Ms Lalit Joshi, former Mayor, Mr Ram Pal Sharma and other municipal councillors were present on the occasion.

TEEJ CELEBRATION: The local unit of the Bharat Vikas Parishad celebrated Teej at Indira Holiday Home, Sector 24, here on Sunday. The function began with a bhajan followed by several dance and song items. Those who participated in the programme included Barkha Gupta, Kashish and Akshita, Raj Kumar, Saumya Sethi, Vinod Jaidka, Aditi, Ankit, Ankur, Mudita Sharma, Suchita Sethi, Kalpana Suneja, Vaishali Jaidka, Lata, Prem Lata, Om Lata and I.S. Bajwa.

COOK-N-SERVE : A “cook-n-serve” contest was organised by the Tribune Colony Committee in association with Nestle India Ltd on the premises of Tribune Model School, Sector 29, here on Sunday. Ms Gurpreet Kaur Attri, Culinary Consultant of Nestle Consumer Services, gave tips to the participants about some recipes. As many as 40 women participated in the function.

YAJNA HELD: The local unit of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) started its “Shri Ram Janambhoomi Mandir Nirman Sankalp Sutra” programme by organising a yajna at Pracheen Shiv Mandir in Sector 23 here on Sunday. The VHP administered oath to 121 persons, including Chandigarh Vikas Manch Councillor Jatinder Bhatia, Diwakar Pathak and B.K. Byala and others, to commit them for making efforts for the construction of the temple. 

MEETING: The Chairman of the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana, Mr Mukesh Berry, on Monday said each advocate should be under the obligation to see that his name appeared on the rolls of the state Bar Council within whose jurisdiction he usually practiced. He was addressing a general body meeting of the local Bar Council here. He said: “If an advocate failed to apply for transfer of his name to the rolls of the state Bar Council within six months of the start of such practice, it shall be deemed that he was guilty of professional misconduct within the meaning of Section 35 of the Advocate Act.”

RESENTMENT: Lecturers of local Government College have expressed resentment against the college playing host to various examinations. They have complained that other than playing host to examinations being conducted by universities, the college was also holding examinations for various government jobs like jail wardens, bank jobs, sales tax inspectors etc. “We are being made to forego our weekly holiday on almost each Sunday,” complained a lecturer at the college. The college teachers alleged that examination duties were being thrust on them.

SAPLINGS PLANTED: The local Rotary club planted saplings at Government Senior Secondary School, Matapur village, Sanjay Public School and Rotary Bhavan in Sector 70 here on Monday. The club also donated school bags and stationery to 51 students of the government school. The club was assisted by the Rotract Club and the Inner Wheel Club. Mr M.L. Sharma, SDM, was the chief guest.



CRITICISED: The Haryana Rajkiya Adhypak Sangh, affiliated to the Sarva Karamchari Sangh, Haryana, on Sunday criticised the recent hike in fees of students and cuts in grants given to students and said the government was playing with the future of students by these moves. A meeting of the sangh was held here on Sunday. Mr Naveen Sharma, state general secretary of the sangh said the teaching fraternity would also be hit by the recent decision of the government. He said that the Adhyapak Sangh had decided that after the completion of the membership drive of the sangh on August 8, a two-day workshop of the delegates of Fatehabad, Hisar and Sirsa districts would be organised at Fatehabad.

ORGANISED: The Rotary and Innerwheel Clubs organised a tree plantation programme at Aggarsain Charitable Hospital here. Mr Leela Ram, MLA, was the chief guest. He inaugurated the programme by planting a sapling on the hospital premises. Later the Rotarians and members Innerwheel also planted saplings.

RICE EXPORTERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the All-India Rice Exporters Association: president-Mr B.M.Bhatia; vice-presidents — Mr Narinder Miglani, Mr Arvinder Pal Singh and Mr Abhey Ram Seth; secretary — Mr Rakesh Aggarwal. The president has constituted four committees headed by Mr S.R.Shesadri, Mr Karan Channa, Mr Vijay Arora and Mr Gurnam Arora to sort out the problems relating to their trade.

DISTRIBUTED: The Bharat Vikas Parishad Keorak, distributed books, dresses and cash among 14 poor students at a function organised in the Girls High School, Keorak, on Saturday. Mr Sat Pal Bhardwaj donated Rs 1100, Mr Ram Singh Rs 3100 and the school head mistress Rs 500 for the welfare of deserving students.

PLANNED: The Union Government plans to launch special schemes for the diversification of crops, contractual farming and water conservation in north India. Disclosing this here on Sunday renowned agriculture scientist, Dr C.D. Mayee, said the laborious and hardworking farmers of north India could fill the gap of oilseeds and pulses as they contributed to the success of the Green Revolution.



ARRESTED: The police here has arrested four persons for thefts in schools of Bilaspur, Mandi, Una and Kulu districts and recovered a vehicle used by them. They have been identified as Ramlal, Krishnuram, Magniram all of Barmana near here and Mastram of Baijnath (Kangra distt.).

TRADERS’ PROTEST: Traders of Chamba on Sunday downed their shutters on a call given by the local Beopar Mandal in protest against the authorities who have leased out most of the space of the local chowgan number one, two and three for commercial use to traders coming from outside during the Minjar fair without taking them into confidence.

AWARENESS CAMP: A team of heart specialists, from Tagore Heart Care and Research Centre, Jalandhar, on Sunday organised its 100th free heart ailments awareness camp at Civil Hospital here.


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