Saturday, August 23, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


GRANT RECEIVED: An amount of Rs 4 crore has been received from the state government by the district administration for the development of border villages. This was disclosed by Mr Raminder Singh, Deputy Commissioner, while addressing a sangat darshan programme in the Khem Karan sector.

FLAYED: Employees of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) held a meeting here on Thursday in which they flayed the suspension of two mechanics of the BSNL, Batala.

DEAD: Ram Lai of Paldi Khutti village died at Civil Hospital here on Wednesday. She along with Updesh Kumari and Harbans Lal were injured when Sagli Ram, Subhash, Surinder Singh, Jeevan, Jaswinder Singh and Jai Singh of the same village pelted stones at them. The Garshanker police has registered a case under Sections 302, 324, 323, 148, 149 of the IPC.

Cycle march: A protest rally will be held here by the Pendu Mazdoor Union, Jagraon, against the ‘atrocities’ committed by Shamsher Singh Dangian and his associates a few days back. The general secretary of the union, Mr Avtar Singh Rasulpur, a member of district committee, Mr Gurcharan Singh, have condemned Shamsher Singh Dangian and his men for ‘threatening’ Mr Sukhdev Singh Manuke, district president of the union. 

CLUB: The Rotary Club, Kharar, has won Presidential citation under the four avenues of services — club service, community service, vocational services and international services. The club has also been given the best bulletin award. 

Courses introduced
: The DD Jain Institute of Vocational Studies, Ludhiana, has introduced two vocational courses of PGDCA and cosmetology. Dr Satish Verma, Director Distance Education, Guru Nanak Dev University, and Dr Amarjeet Singh Dua, Dean, College Development Council of the university, formally inaugurated the course on Friday morning on the college premises. Mr Narinder Kumar Jain, president of the managing committee of the college, and Mr Hira Lal Jain welcomed the guests. The Principal, Ms Kamla Jain, extended a vote of thanks. 

Award: Hues Clothing Company of Ludhiana was given the ‘Most Innovative Display’ award at the 44th National Garment Manufactures Fair (CMAI) held at Goregaon, Mumbai, recently for its new brand V.O.H. It was adjudged the best in ‘Men’s World’ category. The product of the company were praised. These will be made available at selective retail centres across the country. The Textile Minister, Mr Syed Shah Nawaz, inaugurated the fair. 

Welcome party: A welcome party was organised on the premises of Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College, Ludhiana, on Friday by students of MA II (economics) to welcome MA I students. The function started with a welcome speech by Nidhi (MA II) It was followed by a cultural programme. The Principal of the college, Mr B.D. Budhiraja, addressed the students on the occasion. 

Medical camp: The SDP College for Women, Ludhiana, organised a medical check-up camp for students on Friday in the seminar hall of the college. A team of doctors from Bhagwan Ram Charitable Hospital examined about 200 students. The camp was arranged and organised by Ms Shashi Bindal, Ms B. Ahuja in collaboration with NSS units of the college. 

Auction dispute: Mr Rajesh Kumar Jain and Mr Ashwani Kumar Jain on Friday disputed the claims of Canara Bank official that they interrupted the auction of products on Thursday. They said they were not allowed inside the auction venue. Reacting to the allegations levelled by bank officials, they said neither of them nor any other bidder was allowed to inspect the material or put up for the election. They said only those bidders who had deposited demand drafts for Rs 5 lakh were issued slips by bank officials and allowed to enter the premises for inspection of stock. They claimed the auction could not be completed as the bank officials could not clarify as who would issue the sale invoice, who would play the sales tax and excise duty and what was the reserve price of the products. 

Mandi Gobindgarh
Decision decried: The decision taken by the Punjab Government to make the payment of salaries to employees through banks from next month has been flayed by Mr Hari Chand, state vice-president, Class IV Employees Union. In a press note here on Friday, the government decision to change pension rules pertaining to cut in payment of gratuity at the time of retirement was also criticised. It will cause a loss to the tune of crores of rupees to the employees, he said. A rally would be organised in front of the office of the Managing Director Warehouse Corporation, Chandigarh, on Wednesday in support of their demands. 

DEMANDED: Mr Raghunath Singh, a general secretary, CITU, Punjab, addressing a rally of DCM workers and their family members, at Asron about 40 km from here on Thursday demanded that the lock-out by the DCM Management be declared illegal and action should be taken against the DCM Management for continuing ‘illegal lock-out’ since June 30.

APPOINTED: Mr Daniel Rajamoney, National Field Coordinator, Indian Missionary Society, Tirunelveli, Palayam Kottai, in a press statement here on Thursday said that the society had disassociated itself from the activities of Mr Eliazer, former in charge of the local church and had appointed Mr Elenazer Samuel new in charge in his place.

FUNCTION: The Khullar Kul Devi Welfare Society will organise its annual function at Manupur village, here, on Saturday. The function will be held under the directorship of Mr Kuldeep Khullar on behalf of the Khullar Community of Samrala, Manupur, Goh and other areas. Flag will be hoisted by Swami Shiva Nand Puri at 8.30 am. Jathedar Kirpal Singh Khirnia, members SGPC will inaugurate a langar on the occasion. A medical check-up camp for children will be inaugurated by Dr S.N. Tiwari, Civil Surgeon, Ludhiana, at 9 am. 



Donated: The Lions Club, Chandigarh Central, on Thursday donated six wheel chairs and supporting stands for patient care, to the Nehru Hospital, PGI. The Chairman (Projects), Mr Suresh Singal, and the President, Mr Sanjay Sardana, were present on the occasion. The Life LIne, a round-the-clock service, providing attendants to unknown patients at the PGI Emergency is also being provided. A transit camp for taking care of unknown patients, discharged from the Emergency is also being run. 

Raising day: The 38th raising day celebrations of the western Command Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA) began at Chandimandir military station near here on Thursday. During the four-day celebrations, several welfare measures for jawans and their families are scheduled to be launched. A talk on AWWA programmes was delivered by Mrs Manpreet Pawar. 

Workshop: Sawdust painting, tie and dye, mirror decoration, bread craft and mural preparation were taught to the students during an eight-day workshop organised by the Nursery Teacher Training Institute of DAV Model School in Sector 15. The workshop was conducted by Ms Meenu Sachdeva. It was held with the co-ordination of the Principal, Ms Rakesh Sachdeva, and Nursery Teacher Training incharge, Ms Sweety Bahl. 

SPOKEN ENGLISH: As many as 60 young professionals and representatives from the teaching community had an opportunity to brush up their spoken English under the guidance Col JMS Hatter at British Library during the inaugural day of the two-day workshop organised by British Library in Sector 8 here today. Col Hatter, a voice over artiste for Film Division of India and Television and Radio commentator for news based programmes and sports commentary spoke about the rules and guidelines about spoken English. The library is organising a similar workshop on public speaking on September 5 and 6 which will be addressed by Dr Sushil Kansal from Ambala, an authority in this field. 


DEAD: Chain Singh, a resident of Kangra who was on way to Delhi, in a Himachal Pradesh bus died in the bus at Ambala Cantt. Chain Singh complained of pain in the abdomen and lied down on the seat to rest. But he died within a few minutes. The relatives of the deceased were informed by the Ambala police and the body was sent to civil hospital for post-mortem examination. 

ARRESTED: The Ambala Cantt police has arrested Dinesh Kumar from Shimla on Thursday in a case registered against him under section 498A. The police produced him in a local court which remanded him to judicial custody. Three of his relatives had already been granted bail by a local court in this case. 

ROAD SCHEME: The district has received Rs 3 crore under the Prime Minister's Village Road Scheme and the administration has identified three roads for improvement under the scheme. This was stated by the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mr M. L. Kaushik, while addressing a meeting of the zila parishad here on Friday. The roads that had been identified were Bhuna-Tohana, Fatehabad-Banawali and Rattia-Fatehabad.

WORKSHOP: Haryana Agricultural University will organise a two-day workshop for Agricultural Officers from Thursday to finalise practices for the ensuing rabi season. The workshop will be inaugurated by the Vice-Chancellor, Mr M. K Migiani. According to the Director (Extension Education), Dr L.S. Suhag, scientists of the university will also participate in the workshop.


OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Chamba unit of the Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board (HPSEB) Employees Union: president — Mr Nar Singh Rawat; vice presidents — Mrs Kamini Sharma, Mr Joginder Singh, Mr Anil Bhandari, Mr Amroo Ram; secretary — Mr Mukesh Kumar Bedi; joint secretary — Mrs Sudha Prashar and finance secretary — Mr Shoket Ali.

CASE REGISTERED: The Jwalamukhi police has registered a case under Section 498 of the IPC and Section 4 of the Anti-Dowry Act against Deep Singh of Khundian village on a complaint of his wife Ms Meena Kumari. According to the complaint, Deep Singh used to beat her to bring Rs 50,000 and a fridge as dowry from her parents.

WARNED: The state federal committee of the HP Non-gazetted Service Federation will meet at Kulu on Tuesday to discuss the anti-employee stance of the state government and to plan a strategy counter it. Mr Prem Singh Bharmauria, general secretary of the state federation, in a statement here on Wednesday charged the state government of adopting anti-employee polices. 

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