Thursday, July 31, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


GOLDEN TEMPLE: A two-member delegation of Inter-religions and International Federation for World Peace (IIFWOP) paid obeisance at Golden Temple here on Tuesday. The delegation comprised Dr Robert Katal, assistant secretary IIFWP and Ms Urmala. They were accompanied by former Jathedar of Takht Keshgarh, Prof Manjit Singh.

SPO BOOKED: Ramesh Lal an SPO was on Tuesday booked by the district police for allegedly getting job on fake documents. Commandant of 6 India Reserve Battalion, Sangrur, in a complaint lodged with Civil Line police station here stated that the accused had submitted a fake certificate of matriculation at the time of his recruitment.

BUSTED: The police has busted an inter-state gang of thieves with the arrest of its leader. Ms Gurpreet Deo, SSP, Hoshiarpur, in a press statement here on Monday said the police had arrested Surinder, who during interrogation revealed that his maternal uncle Prithi Singh, a Head Constable in the Haryana police was also associated with his gang.

NOTICE ISSUED: The local Municipal Corporation authorities have issued show-cause notices to eight of its employees, who were found coming late to office during a surprise check by the Municipal Commissioner, Ms Sarojini Sharda, on Tuesday.

BREASTFEEDING DAY: World Breastfeeding Day was observed by the Punjab chapter of the Indian Academy of Paediatrics in its Secretariat near Nakodar Chowk here on Tuesday. Dr Anil Sud, secretary of the academy expressed concern over the growing trend of bottle feeding. 

: Kulwinder Singh (19) committed suicide by hanging himself from a “pipal” tree. His body was brought for post-mortem in the Civil Hospital, Jagraon, which was handed over to his relations later. The deceased was working at a tent house and the cause of suicide could not be ascertained. 

SEMINAR: Prof Arvind Kumar Malhotra, general secretary and income tax expert at Shanti Tara College, Ahmedgarh has had the honour of giving the first ever lecture on the novel course of “Indian income tax-its principles” started by Panjab University, Chandigarh, at the regional centre established by the Extension Library, Ludhiana, to the students of the law here on Wednesday. During the one-and-a-half hour lecture, Prof Malhotra explained in detail the merits and the principles of the course. The students participated with enthusiasm and asked a number of questions. The lecture was attended by more than 60 law students. Prof R.P. Gupta, the director, regional centre, was also present on the occasion. 

FREE MEDICAL CAMP: The 26th free medical camp was jointly organised by the New Shivpuri Shopkeeper Ekta Club and the Vishva Yog Sansthan at Shivaji Nagar here on Wednesday. The camp was inaugurated by Mr Surinder Dabar. A team of eminent doctors, including Dr Ramesh, Dr J.William, Dr J. Kalra and Dr R.K. Mehta examined the patients. More than 225 patients were examined on this occasion. Amongst others present were Mr Deepak Arora, Mr Sandeep Gumbar and Mr Ashok Gupta.

MEDICAL CAMP: Kids of Swiss International Public School (SIPS), Model Town, underwent a medical check up by Dr Baldeep Singh, a paediatrician. Ms Daisy Pruthi, Principal, said that such medical examinations were regularly being done under the health promotion programme of the school. She said that more than 35 children of the school were checked for their weight, height and other growth signs.

CANCELLED: Ms Harvinder Kaur, District Education Officer (primary), cancelled the transfer orders of eight primary school teachers. Hailing her decision, Mr Piara Singh Dhillon, president, Government Primary Teachers’ Association, said that transfer orders passed by the former DEO of Ms Lakhwinder Kaur, Ms Gurdev Kaur, Ms Sona Rani, Ms Narinder Kaur, Ms Harbans Kaur, Ms Swaranjit Kaur, Ms Sarabjit Kaur and Ms Rachpal Kaur had been cancelled.

SAPLINGS PLANTED: The Eko Club, the Sports Club and the NSS unit of Government Senior Secondary School, Kanganwal, organised van mahotsava on Tuesday. Saplings were planted on the school campus and its surroundings, and a seminar on “Save the Earth” was held. Mr Joginder Singh, Executive Magistrate, inspired the students to plant saplings and about their upkeep. Ranjit Kaur and Rajesh Kumar, students of the school, spoke about the role of plants in maintaining environment. Prabhdeep, another student, was awarded the first prize for his best performance in nourishing a plant which he had adopted last year. A cultural programme was presented by students. Mr Bhupinder Singh Bath, Mr Sinder Singh chairman and former chairman, Block Samiti, and Mr Ajit Singh, lecturer, also spoke on the subject.

NOMINATED: Dr Jaspal Singh Randhawa, Principal, Sikh National College, Banga (Nawanshahr) has been nominated member of the Executive Board Sports (Men)' and 'University Youth Welfare Advisory Committee' by the Vice- Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.

VANAMAHOTSAV: The Doaba Social Welfare Society under its tree-plantation drive organised ‘Vanamahotsav’ programme at Doaba Arya Senior Secondary School on Monday. Mr Manmohan Singh Luthra, DTO, inaugurated the programme by planting a sapling.

FUNCTION: State Minister for Higher Education Harnam Das Johar on Wednesday gave away prizes to meritorious students at a function organised to mark the beginning of the new academic session at Government Mohindra College here. Lauding the contribution made by the college not only in the academic but also cultural , political and social fronts, Mr Johar said the college was a premier educational institution of the region. Principal of the college Raj Kumar Sharma also presented the annual report of the college on the occasion.



LECTURE: The academic session of Government Home Science College, Sector 10, began with a lecture by Prof I.S. Dua of Panjab University on topic ‘evolution from Biblical Eve to the Bio-technological Eve’ here on Wednesday. Prof Dua’s lecture dealt with finer points of current status of science and its ethical relevance. Mr Rajesh Dua, an HRD expert on personality development, also spoke on the occasion. The lectures were organised as a part of the one-day regular camps of the NSS and nearly 200 NSS volunteers and NCC cadets attended it.

CYCLE RALLY: The Eco Club of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, organised a cycle rally as a part of observing the “Water Month” here on Wednesday. The function was organised as a part of a directive of the Ministry of Environment and Forests. The cycle rally also stopped at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, where it was received by Mr Ravinder Talwar, principal, who is the president of the local chapter of the Indian Council of Environment Education.

PROGRAMME: The UT Administration in association with Carmel Convent School organised an inter-school audio visual programme here on Wednesday. The themes included global warming, air pollution, recycling of water, renewable energy sources and economically viable diet for developing countries. The team of Aditi Jain and Gargi Das from Carmel Convent School was first, teams of Krishna Dutt and Ashish Khullar from St Stephens and Anu Suya Mandal and Tushita Singh from Carmel Convent were second and the team of Avantika Thakur and Ira from Sacred Heart School were third.

NRI-SPONSORED SEATS: Certain seats in the NRI, NRI-sponsored and industry-sponsored categories are vacant in the departments of economics, sociology and psychology at Panjab University. Interested students can procure the forms from the university branch of the State Bank of India and apply till August 6. The concerned chairperson will inform about the date of interviews.

WORKSHOP: A workshop on prevention of HIV and AIDS was organised by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) at its unit near the Punjab and Haryana High Court here on Wednesday. About 300 CISF jawans attended the workshop, which was organised in collaboration with the UT State AIDS Control Society. Dr Bhushan Kumar from the PGI, Dr N.M. Sharma, Project Director, and Dr Ajit Saroha, Deputy Director of the society, delivered lectures on various aspects of causes and prevention of AIDS.

DISTRIBUTED: Books and stationery articles were distributed to slum children by Rotary Chandigarh Central, District 3080. The children were studying in Apna Free School run by a charitable trust, the Lotus Foundation, at Trishakti Mandir in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Colony in Sector 49. The Foundation President, Mr Davinder Singh Saini, also distributed sweets among children.



ARRESTED: The Ambala police has arrested Harvinder Singh from Panipat who jumped parole on Tuesday. He was produced in a local court on Wednesday which remanded him in judicial custody. According to information, Harvinder, a resident of Dubli village near Mulana was lodged in the Ambala Central Jail. A few months back he had gone on parole for four weeks, but he did not came back even after the expiry of his parole period.

INJURED: The driver of a local college of Ambala city sustained serious injuries when few students attacked him with sharp-edged weapons. According to information, some students were quarrelling with each other outside the college. The driver, Dev Raj, asked them to patch up but students attacked him. Dev Raj was admitted to the local Civil Hospital. The police registered a case.

LECTURE: The students of DAV Senior Secondary School, Ambala City, were explained about banking on Wednesday. Punjab National Bank senior manager Chetan Sethi emphasised that there was a need for savings. He said children who have completed 10 years of age and can read and write could independently open savings fund account by furnishing age proof. For specific payment like payment of school fee, the students can avail cheque book facility. Mr Sethi stressed the need for inculcating banking habits, which besides savings develops confidence among children. 

DECLAMATION: DAV Senior Secondary School, Ambala Cantonment has won the running trophy at Hindi declamation competition. School principal N.K. Mittal said about 16 teams from different schools of Ambala Cantonment and Ambala city had participated in the competition. While Preeti won the second prize, Ankur Aggarwal got the consolation prize.

SEMINAR HELD: Dr Charu Dutt Mai, Commissioner, Agriculture, in the Union Agriculture Ministry said on Monday that farmers should adopt new scientific techniques and desist from continuing with the old traditional methods of farming in case they wanted to earn profits. He was speaking at an ‘insecticide resistance management seminar’.

KILLED: A man who was injured in a road accident on Monday night and admitted to a private nursing home died here on Tuesday. The police has registered a case of negligence against the doctor who treated him on a complaint lodged by his family members.

SMUGGLER KILLED: The driver of a Jeep carrying eight sacks of poppy husk died as the Jeep banged against a roadside tree while his accomplice who was injured escaped. The mishap happened near Kamal village of the district on Tuesday night. Jagsir Singh of Hassu village was travelling in Jeep (PB-15B-0712). He was going from Kamal to Khurangawali village with a load of poppy husk. Near Kamal village the driver lost control of the Jeep and it ran into a roadside tree. The driver Jagir died on the spot while his accomplice ran away. The accident was reported to the Kalanwali police. When the police reached there they found eight sacks of poppy husk in the vehicle. The police has registered a case under Sections 279/304A IPC and Section 15/16/61 of NDPS Act.



WOMAN KILLED: One woman was killed and 30 were injured, six of them seriously, when their tempo overturned near Dhaliara on the Dehra-Chintpurni road on Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Devi of Bhalath village in Kapurthala district. According to the police, the tempo (PCU 5012) was on its way to Jwalamukhi. The injured were admitted to Dr R.P.G. Medical College and Hospital here and the Dehra Civil Hospital. A case against the tempo driver, Vinod Kumar, was registered.

ONE KILLED: One person was killed and two sustained injuries when a Tata Sumo carrying them rolled down into a 150-feet deep gorge near Pine Grove School on the Dharmapur-Kasauli road, 3 km from Dharampur, on Tuesday. According to preliminary reports the accident took place when the driver of the vehicle lost control over it while negotiating a curve.

DEMONSTRATION HELD: Hundreds of anganwari workers and their helpers of Nurpur, Fatehpur, Indora and Rait development blocks on Tuesday held a demonstration here under the banner of Bhartiya Majdoor Sangh against the state government’s decision to curtail their monthly honorarium.


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