Friday, August 29, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


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SEMINAR: The early detection of cancer is the most crucial factor in its management. Stating this Dr C.M. Sehgal, M.D. (radiotherapy), PGI, Chandigarh, said here on Wednesday that in Punjab there was an increasing trend of cancer, which needed serious attention. Dr Sehgal was addressing a seminar organised by the Indian Medical Association.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Punjab State Veterinary Officers Association of Fatehgarh Sahib district: president — Dr Vimal Sharma; vice-president — Dr Ravinder Singh; secretary — Dr Harminder Sekhon; press secretary — Dr Ranbir Sharma; treasurer — Dr S.K. Malhotra, and legal advisers — Dr Amreek Singh and Dr Rajesh Gupta.

MEETING: Employees of various government departments will participate in a meeting on Sunday being organised by various kisan unions at the Kisan Bhavan in Chandigarh, according to Mr Amar Singh and Mr Balbir Singh Ghuman, state leaders of the Democratic Teachers Front and Government Teachers Union, respectively, here on Thursday. They said the unions would form a joint front against the anti-employee policies of the government.

BOOKS DISTRIBUTED: Siri Ram Fertilisers and Chemicals has formed a unit of Siri Ram Krishi Vikas Kendar here, which will be headed by Mr Nirbhay Singh, former Sarpanch of Sonti village. The kendar has adopted six schools of Amloh in this regard. Bags and exercise books were distributed among the needy at a function held recently. A sewing centre at Dharamgarh village, 3 km from here, has also been opened by the unit.

HEALTH CAMP: The local Lions Club, will organise a free medical check up camp for heart and blood pressure related ailments in the local Civil Hospital on Sunday. Lion Dr Rakesh Goel, President, Lions Club, Barnala, said Dr Gurpreet Singh Sidhu, a renowned cardiologist of Patiala Heart Care Centre, Patiala, will examine patients suffering from heart ailments and blood pressure problems.

SENTENCED: Mr G.S.Gill, Additional District and Sessions Judge, Fatehgarh Sahib, while deciding the various court cases related to the NDPS Act awarded sentence to the culprits. Ajit Singh of Bhat Majra has been sentenced imprisonment for four years and imposed a fine of Rs.500. In another case Swaran Singh of Chapar village has been awarded imprisonment of six months and fine of Rs.500/- in a case of poppy husk. In other related case Sahabudin from UP and Shyam Pal, a resident of Saharanpur, was sentenced.

TWO HELD: The police on Thursday arrested two persons for their alleged involvement in illicit distillation of liquor. Mr R.P.S. Brar, SSP, identified the accused as Harjit Singh Roranwali and Sohan Lal Bhadroa. Cases have been registered against the accused.

STRIKE OBSERVED: Employees of the Telecom Department on Wednesday resorted to a pen-down and tool-down strike in protest against the sack to Jarnail Singh, a telephone mechanic. The spokesman of the employees said the strike would continue till Jarnail Singh was reinstated.

ARRESTED: The police on Wednesday arrested two vehicle thieves and recovered two scooters. The accused have been identified as Hari Dass, a resident of Tareti under police station Shahpur Kandi in Pathankot subdivision and Pawan Kumar, a resident of Jammu.

SAPLINGS PLANTED: More than 300 saplings of medicinal plants, including neem, arjuna, zetropha, Ashoka, tulsi, sadavahar, planted in Malak, Bodalwala, Roomi villages by activists of the International Council of Ayurveda in collaboration with the gram panchayats of the respective villages. BDPO R. S. Jassal planted saplings at Government High School Malak, NGO undertook plantation at Bodalwala and Roomi.

SEIZED: As many as 120 bottles of countrymade liquor were seized by the local police near Bhatian village on Wednesday. According to information, the police had laid a naka near the village on the GT Road. When the police signalled a car to stop the driver managed to escape. A case under Section 61/1/14 of the Excise Act has been registered. The car has been impounded.

FOUNDATION DAY: The Kharar branch of Punjab National Bank situated on the Randhawa road celebrated its 55th foundation day at a function organised in the bank on Thursday. Mr Charanjit Singh, president of the Municipal Council, Kharar, and a vetern customer of the bank, Mr Darshan Singh, presided over the function. This bank was opened on August 28, 1948 in Kharar and at present the bank has deposit of Rs 34.90 crore and has given loans of Rs 8.76 crore to its customers.

TREE PLANTATION: Vana Mahotsava was organised at Government High School, Shahpur Road, here under the guidance of Headmistress, Joginder Kaur, and Councillor Rakesh Prasha here today. The Mayor of Ludhiana, Mr Nahar Singh Gill, inaugurated. He planted a sapling. Mr Surinder Dawar, MLA, was the chief guest. He also planted a sapling. The school staff, students planted saplings on the campus.

FOUNDER'S DAY: Students of Ryan International School celebrated founder’s day on Thursday. A colourful show was organised in honour of the Chairman, Mr A.F. Pinto, wishing him happy birthday. Students of Class VIII, along with the Head Mistress and teachers paid a visit to Mother Teresa’s Home at Bhagat Singh Road on the Jalandhar bypass. Students distributed eatables and clothes among the inmates and recited a special prayer for them.

FRESHERS' PARTY: A freshers’ party was organised by students of the Postgraduate Department of Political Science, Arya College, here on Thursday. Gagandeep Singh and Bhupinder Singh of MA part II enthralled the audience with folk songs. All-girl bhangra was presented by Meena, Kavita, Rekha, Suman and Priya of MA part I.

COMPETITIONS: Various competitions were organised by the Home Science Department of Devki Devi Jain Memorial College for Women on Thursday to search talent among students in categories like flower arrangement, rangoli, embroidery, mehndi and cookery. About 125 students participated in different categories. In the flower arrangement competition, Ranjana, Penny and Ritika got first, second and third prizes, respectively. In mehndi, Nisha, Papla and Gayatri got prizes. Nini, Jasleen, Jaswinder, Meenakshi, Poonam, Richa and Minkle bagged prizes in rangoli. Inderjeet Kaur, Neha Bhasin, Cherry and Sonia got prizes in the cookery competition.

PAINTING COMPETITION: New Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, held an on-the-spot painting competition for middle and high classes this morning. About 200 students took part. Mr Sunil Maria, president, school managing committee was the chief guest. The results are: Rahul Gupta, VIII B-First, Jagdish X-A-Second, Jaypinder IX-A-Third, Jaspreet Singh X-A-Consolation.

APPOINTED: Congress activist Satish Khullar has been nominated as secretary of the Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee by the PPCC President, Mr H.S. Hanspal. An active member of the party since 1964 and a former vice-president of the District Congress Committee (Urban), Mr Khullar comes from a family of freedom fighters. His grandfather Nanak Chand Khullar had worked closely with Mahatma Gandhi.

OFFICE-BEARERS ELECTED: A meeting of Sarv Hitkari Sabha (Ram Lila committee), Machhiwara, was held on Wednesday in which Mr Ashok Sood and Mr Irven Luthra were re-elected chairman and president, respectively. Mr Krishen Kapoor was elected the director.

DIED: Darshan Takyar, member of the managing committee of National College For Women, died here on Wednesday after a long illness. Members of the college committee expressed grief on the demise of Takyar.

DONATED: The Lions Club, Greater, on Tuesday donated ration to Kusht Ashram at Dinanagar. Mr Neeraj Jatwani, president of the club, promised to supply medicines to the inmates of the ashram. Mr Jatwani said the club had decided to provide financial assistance to the patients suffering from leprosy.

GULIANI CREMATED: The owner of Maharaja Palace Devinder Singh Guliani, was cremated here today. He died last night due of heart attack. The shops on Khanna Road remained closed.

ELECTROCUTED: Satnam Singh, resident of Thakarkaura village, was electrocuted on Tuesday while he was stealing wheat from a Markfed godown and came in contact with a live wire. 



ANTAKSHARI: In a keenly contested “Antakshari” competition a part of the ongoing Fanta Fiesta, the team from Vivek High School, Sector 38, was declared the winners at Tagore Theatre here on Thursday. The winning team comprised Jaskiran Banga and Shruti Khanna. The other winning teams included St. Stephen’s School, Sector 45, as first runner-up and Sacred Heart Convent School as the second runner-up. The best cheering team of today was St. Stephen’s School and the second runner-up in this category was Shishu Niketan Public School, Sector 22.

TRAINING: Police officers from Uganda will be trained at the Sector 36 Central Detective Training School (CDTS), said the Principal of the school, Mr B.S. Negi, at Raising Day function of the school here on Thursday. The CDTS, a unit of the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD), was established on August 28, 1970. The school was engaged in undertaking studies on police and prison reforms , promoting application of science and technology, formulating and coordinating training , policies and advising the Ministry of Home Affairs in technical aspects of the police.

SANSKRIT COURSES: The Department of Sanskrit, Panjab University, is starting simple Sanskrit courses. The duration of each batch will be 30 teaching days. All interested can join the course which will lay special emphasis on the speaking aspect of the language, a press note said. 

WORKSHOP: A two-day Business English Certificate (BEC) teacher-training workshop started at the Gian Jyoti Institute of Management and Technology here on Thursday. The workshop is being conducted by the British Council as part of the promotional activities being carried out for launching Cambridge BEC English tests in north India. The focus of the workshop is to introduce teachers and faculty members to business English and communicative language teaching methodology.



PORNO MOVIES SEIZED: The detective staff of the Ambala police has seized 22 CDs of porno movies and a large number of duplicate CDs from two persons here on Thursday. Both are residents of Ambala city. According to information, the police raided at their residence on a tip off. Besides two audio cassette machines and a CD player, the police seized 699 duplicate CDs from their possession. The police has arrested Ashwani and Lalit in this regard.



URGED: The Himachal Pradesh State Telephone Subscribers Forum has urged the Himachal Government to launch its own mobile services on the pattern of UP and Haryana so that the subscribers could get better services.
In a press note here on Wednesday, the forum said it would extend all cooperation to the state government for establishing its own mobile network.

CONDEMNED : The National Democratic Party of Tibet has condemned the two bomb blasts in Mumbai in which more than 50 persons lost their lives while many were injured.
In a statement, the president of NDPT, Acharya Yeshi Phunstok, said on Wednesday that terrorism anywhere in the world needed to be condemned in severest terms.

CASE REGISTERED: The enforcement wing of the Himachal police has registered a case under Section 379 of the IPC and Sections 32, 33 and 41 of Indian Forest Act in case of illicit felling of 13 cedar and five kail trees in demarcated protected forest of Kotla in Chamba district.

LOOTED: The crew of a diesel tanker was looted by three unidentified persons near Gujjarhatti on the Nalagarh-Swarghat road on Wednesday. According to information the driver of the tanker had to stop the vehicle when he saw two men lying on the road. When the driver asked the cleaner to check the matter he was attacked by another man. The tanker crew was deprived of Rs 9500 by the trio. 

COMPETITION: The Department of Fisheries will organise mahseer and trout angling competitions in collaboration with the state Angling Association. A spokesman from the department said a trout angling competition will be held at Tirthhan river at Larji on September 28, while the masheer angling competition will be organised at Giri river at Dadadu on October 2, Gobind Sagar at Bhakra on October 12, the Chamera reservoir at Rajnagar on October 20 and the Pong reservoir at Pong Dam on November 9.


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