Tuesday, August 19, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


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INTACH: The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage will organise a one-day workshop for teachers on heritage education and awareness on August 25 at Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School at Majitha byepass here. Workshop with deliberate of setting up heritage clubs in schools and train school teachers on heritage activities.

INVITED: Dr Rohit Kapur has been invited to speak on coronary artery calcium type II diabetes in assessment of subclinical coronary atherosclerosis at the 18the international diabetes federation Congress to be held in Paris from August 24 according to a press note issued here on Sunday.

DHARNA: Members of the Employees Union of BSNL staged a dharna on Monday against the “dictatorial” attitude of Mr Raj Deo, Deputy General Manager, Telecom, Gurdaspur circle. Union leaders said a few days ago two employees had a quarrel with each other and were transferred by Mr Deo after an inquiry by the DGM, Gurdaspur. They said if the transfer was not cancelled, they would continue their strike.

SEMINAR: To educate the public about traffic rules, road safety, first aid and free legal help the district police and voluntary organisations will organise a seminar on Thursday at the Red Cross Bhavan, Mr B. Chandra Sekhar, SSP, in a pressnote issued here on Monday. He said Mr I.P.S. Sahota, DIG, Patiala Range, would inaugurate the seminar and Mr Mohinder Pal, District and Sessions Judge, would preside.

LOK ADALAT: The quarterly Lok Adalats will be organised at the District Judicial Complex, Fatehgarh Sahib on Saturday, Mr Mohinder Pal District and Sessions Judge, stated this in a press note issued here on Monday. He said all cases related to civil, criminal, bank loans, matrimonial disputes, bouncing of cheques and accidental claims would be heard and settled amicably. 

4 ARRESTED: The police on Saturday evening arrested four persons for robbery and recovered gold ornaments and one 32 bore revolver and five cartridges from them. Two motorcycles used by them were also recovered. They were identified as Gurwinder Singh of Foleriwal Police Station Lambra, Jalandhar district, Bhagwant Singh alias Manga of Mithapur Jalandhar, Kamaljit Singh alias Pinka of Manna, Hoshiarpur and Gagandeep of local Premgarh mohalla according to the SSP here on Sunday.

EYE FLU: The town is in the grip of conjunctivitis (eye flu). Cases are being reported from parts of the town and villages around, crowding private clinics and eye hospitals. The problem in villages is more acute due to lack of qualified doctors. An eye surgeon admitted that 40 to 50 patients were visiting the local hospital daily, Another ophthalmologist said that there was no particular treatment for eye flu. Patients are advised to wash hands and sprinkle cold water on eyes and avoid rubbing them. There is panic buying of sun glasses and even rehriwallahs are seen selling these.

HONOURED: The newly appointed Vice-Chairman of Punjab Agro Industries Corporation, Mr Sanjay Garg, was honoured by the Small Furnaces Association here on Monday. The president of the Small Furnaces Association, Mr Rakesh Gupta, and Deputy Mayor Boparai were also present on the occasion.

AIDS AWARENESS CAMP: Mata Ganga Hospital organised a camp on AIDS awareness here on Monday. Dr Amandeep Singh, in charge of the Medicine Department of the hospital, gave a detailed lecture on the causes, symptoms and precaution to be taken against the disease.

AWARDED: Mr Manmeet Shubh Prem Singh, news and samachar correspondent of the Rotary Club, Patiala, has been awarded two certificates of appreciation by the Rotary International, District 3090, in recognition of his meritorious services to the club. The District Governor, Rotary International, District 3090, Mr Ravi Kant Gupta, was also present on the occasion. 

CONDEMNED: The Punjab State Electricity Board Officers Association (Accounts) here on Monday condemned the police action being initiated against officers of the Ropar thermal plant in the employees provident funds scam. The association alleged that the move was aimed to benefit the contractors who according to the association, did not deposit the provident funds of their own labour and later produced a fake challan in this regard. It has urged the board authorities to withdraw the FIR lodged against the officials.

AGITATION: The ABVP spokesperson, Mr Sunil Sharma, said on Monday that they would continue its agitation against fee hike at Punjabi University. He condemned the authorities for spreading the rumour that the ABVP had withdrawn its agitation. He added that if the university fails to withdraw its decision then they would further intensify the agitation.

OFFICE BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Income Tax Employees Federation (group C): president — Mr Vikramjit Rai; vice-president — Mr Om Parkash Sharma; Secretary — Mr Bant Singh; assistant secretary — Mr Parveen Kumar; and treasurer — Mr Ashok Kumar Menra.

DRUG DE-ADDICTION: Sixty persons who were treated for drug addiction were handed over to their parents on Sunday at a function organised by the ‘Jeewan-Shanti Jan Lehar’ a movement launched by the police. Mr Jatinder Kumar Sood, president of the local municipal council, Dr J P Singh, president of the local Sri Guru Arjan Dev Mission Hospital, Mr Ashok Bath, SP(D) also attended the function.



COURSE ON INTERROGATION: A five-day course on ‘scientific interrogation of criminals’ today began at the Central Detective Training School ( CDTS) in Sector 36 here today. As many as 31 police officers from Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, and the military police are participating in the course. The inaugural session was inaugurated by a former DGP of the Bureau of Police Research and Development, Mr G.S. Bandher.

EXHIBITION ON LEARNING: A two-day exhibition on books and learning resources, organised by Technical Teachers’ Training Institute, was inaugurated on the Institute campus in Sector 26, here today. About 50 publishers, booksellers and manufacturers of learning resources like computer assisted instructions, learning packages and multimedia packages are participating in the exhibition. the exhibition was inaugurated by Dr. O P Bajpai, Principal, Technical Teachers’ Training Institute, Chandigarh.

PG DIPLOMA TOPPERS : The following students have topped in various post-graduate diploma courses offered by the local Dayanand College of Communication and Management affiliated to Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mumbai: Ajay Chauhan (post-graduate diploma in journalism), Neeru (post-graduate diploma in public relations) and Sukhmeet Singh (post-graduate diploma in marketing and sales management). Sumit Jindal (Post-graduate diploma in business management), Bhawana Chopra (post-graduate diploma in industrial relation and personnel management), Mamta Mondal (post-graduate diploma in international trade) and Vandana Jyoti (post-graduate diploma in marketing and advertising).



SEMINAR: Guru Jambheshwar University will organise a seminar on Alzheimer’s disease here on August 22 and August 23. UGC chief Prof Arun Nigvekar would also participate in the seminar in which several doctors, teachers, psychologists and scientists would participate.

FAULTY MACHINERY: Physiotherapy patients had to go without getting their treatment as the machines were out of order at the Red Cross Rehabilitation Centre here. Eight out of the 12 patients, who visited the centre on Monday could not get their traction treatment due to the faulty traction machines. The centre in charge Dr A.K. Chadha, admitted that the number of patients had reduced in the past few days.

TEACHERS’ DHARNA: Government teachers will sit on Dharna in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s Yamunanagar office here on August 22. They are demanding that government should regularise ad hoc and contract teachers against vacant posts. Powers to the Zila Parishad to appoint primary school teachers was condemned.

ARRESTED: The Chhachhrauli police arrested on Saturday Gurmej Singh of Chuharpur village under the Dowry act for torturing her for bringing madequate dowry.



COPS SUSPENDED: Three police constables of the local sadar police station have been placed under suspension by the SP, Chander Shekhar. They had mercilessly beaten four youths at a dhaba and also destroyed some property of the dhaba owner Nikkuram last night on the outskirts of the town. A departmental inquiry has also been ordered against them. Reports said the policemen were drunk at the time of the incident.

PROJECT SHUTDOWN: The Micro Hydroelectric Project of 300-kilowatt (KW) capacity at Killar, the tribal sub Divisional headquarters of Pangi Sub-Division in Chamba district of Himachal would be under renovation from September 3 to October 9 and electricity would be shut down from this power project for 37 days according to Mr Suresh Kumar Thakur, Senior Executive Engineer of Pangi Valley Electrical Division here on Sunday.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the HP State Un-employed Agriculture Graduate/Post Graduate Welfare Association. Mr Gopal Bhardwaj — President; Mr Gopal Krishan — Vice-President; Mr Gagan Deep — General Secretary; Mr Pawan Saini — Joint Secretary; Mr Surinder — Treasurer; Mr Ramesh Saini — Press Secretary; Mr Shiv Ram and Mr Jagdish Kumar Walia — Advisers. Sixty delegates from all over the state took part in the elections.

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