Monday, September 8, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


REFRESHER COURSE: A three-week refresher course in economics would be organised by the Academic Staff College of Guru Nanak Dev University in collaboration with the Punjab School of Economics of the varsity. The course would start from October 3 for university and college teachers at Academic Staff college.

ELECTED: Mr Narinder Mittal was elected president of the BJP’s Bathinda Mandal unit here on Friday. Mr Chiranji Lal Bajaj, President, BJP’s, Muktsar district and Mr Sunil Bitta, a BJP leader of Rampura Phul oversaw the elections. Election to the president of the BJP’s of Bathinda district unit will be held on September 9.

EDUCATION CENTRES: To monitor the Education Guarantee Scheme (EGS) in Punjab 39 more centres in the rural area would be set up to give free primary education to more children between 6 and 14 in Faridkot district next month. Mr Gian Singh Basra (DEO) said here on Saturday that 51 such institutions were already functioning where more than 1400 children were getting education.

POLICE ADOPTS VILLAGE: The police here adopted Dhilwankalan village on Friday to impart education free of cost to the villagers in Faridkot district. Inaugurating the scheme Mr Harinder Singh Chahal, SSP, said that four women police officials would teach for two hours from 4 p.m. daily. He also distributed reading and writing material among 20 students who joined the education training on the first day.

DOWRY CASES: On the complaint of Balwinder Kaur of Chautala village the police on Thursday registered a case under Section 498 A against Sukhwinder Singh, her husband and his sisters Dimple and Rimpi of Ashok Nagar Ludhiana for torturing her for bringing more dowry.

ROBBERY: Two unidentified persons who took lift in Scorpio jeep (HR-61-HQ-9470) of Rajesh Kumar of New Colony Mukerian from Radha Soami Sat Sang, Mukerian for Jalandhar on Thursday and disappeared with the jeep and driver Gurwinder Singh alias Boby. The police has registered a case under Section 364 B and 420 of the IPC.

CRITICISED: Mr Tikshan Sud, BJP MLA from Hoshiarpur, Mr Shiv Sud, Municipal Councillor and President city’s BJP unit Mr Bhagwant Kishore Gupta, Mr Vijay Aggarwal and Mr Sat pal Sareen, all BJP leaders on Saturday criticised the local Municipal Council’s decision of giving octroi collection on contract and for hiking water and sewerage tariff. They wanted the decisions on octroi and tariff reviewed.

SEMINAR: The District Legal Services Authority here has organised 44 seminars on free legal aid to weaker sections. Mr Harbans Lal, District and Sessions Judge stated this at a seminar at Binewal village, 55 km from here on Saturday. He added that 10337 cases were settled at 94 adalats and Rs 21.49 crore compensation was ordered to be paid to aggrieved parties.

FOUNDATION LAID: Punjab Technical Education Industrial Training Minister Mohinder Singh Kaypee laid the foundation stone of CT College of Engineering, management and Technology at Shahpur village near here on Saturday. Mr Chanajit Singh, Chairman of the college, said that the All-India Council of Technical Education had accorded approval to Mechanical Engineering, Electronics and communication Engineering streams.

PRIVATISATION DECRIED: The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of employee unions of Polytechnic and Industrial Training Institutes of state on Saturday criticised the state government for its move to hand over these institutions to private parties. The JAC at convention at Desh Bhagat Yaadgar hall here wanted the technical education should not be privatised.

ARRESTED: The district police has arrested Dara of the Civil Lines locality on the charge of raping a woman at a local marriage palace on the night of August 30. According to the police, Dara who along with one of his accomplices, Charanjit Singh, allegedly raped the woman was evading arrest while Charanjit Singh had been arrested. Dara was produced in a local court, which remanded him in police custody till Friday.

TWO HELD: The police has arrested Randhir Singh of Ludhiana and Angrej Singh of Lakhan Kalan village in Kapurthala for possessing a stolen tractor trailer reportedly stolen from Kartarpur which was owned by Narinder Singh of Fattu Chak village under Dhilwan police station of this district.

COUPLE BOOKED: The police has registered a case under Section 306 of the Indian Penal Code against Swami Raghunath Verma and his wife Veena Verma of Model Town for forcing Sunita to commit suicide. Sunita committed suicide by consuming celphos tablets on Wednesday.

VANMAHOTSAV: A vanmahotsav fortnight organised by the R and D Polytechnic concluded here on Sunday. NSS volunteers, among others, planted saplings on the occasion. Kalapo Odetoro, Agboola Kayode Johnson and Adetona Adeleke, the Nigerian students undergoing training at the R and D Centre, planted three saplings and inaugurated the vanmahotsav. Mr B. S. Sangha, Principal and General Manager of the centre, advised students to keep the environment clean and green.

WELCOME PARTY: A party was organised to welcome freshers at the Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and Computer Sciences (DBIMCS) here on Saturday. Mr Sandeep Hans was the chief guest. The party was organised to welcome around 400 new entrants in different trades. The students presented a cultural programme.

FARMERS’ THREAT: Five union of farmers and the state committee of the Bharatiya Kisan Union on Saturday threatened a stir if corruption was not checked. Kisan leaders Ajmer Singh Lakhowal and Bhupinder Singh Mahesari demanded a probe into the assets of bureaucrats.

BOOK RELEASED: A short story book “Daachi Walia Maur Muhar ve” written by Prof Hamdard Nausheharvi, a story writer of Samrala, was released by Principal Gurdial Dalal at the Green House, Sanghol, near here, on Sunday. Papers on the book were read by Dr Gurdev Pal Singh, Dr Sudarshan Gasso and Dr Gulzar Mohd Goria.

FLAYED: Prof B.S.Pannu, a retired senior college teacher and ex-member, PCCTU, has deplored the role of the PCCTU in not actively agitating to get its demand of pension and gratuity acceded to. He has urged the aided non-government college teachers and the PCCTU to get the Pension Gratuity Act, 1999, implemented.


NAUJAWAN SABHA: The Shaheed Bhagat Singh Naujawan Sabha, Punjab and Chandigarh, has condemned the NDA government for its “indifferent” attitude towards the problem of youth concerning employment, education, culture and sports. Addressing delegates at a party meeting, Mr Rajesh Kumar said the so-called economic reforms at the behest of the WTO, the World Bank and the IMF could worsen the situation in the country.

CAMP: Dr SK Sharma, Chairman of the doctors cell of the Nationalist Congress Party, Chandigarh, organised a camp on eye flu at Nehru Colony, Sector 52 on Sunday. Mr Gurbachan Singh, president of the Chandigarh unit of the party, was present on the occasion.

RALLY: Mr Valmikijan Chetna Parishad, Chandigarh, has threatened to organise a rally in protest against the treatment meted out to a Dalit youth, Ashok Kumar, by the Chandigarh Police. Mr Dharambir, a spokesman of the parishad, said since the Chandigarh Administration had failed to take action against the erring policemen, a protest rally would be held in the city on September 15.

DECISION HAILED: The councillor of Ward No. 13, Chandigarh MC, Mrs Harpreet Kaur Babla, has welcomed the decision of the Chandigarh Administration to increase the height of buildings in her ward. She said the decision taken at the building bylaws committee meeting would bring relief to residents. She urged the Administration not to issue any notice to the residents till the committee took a final decision on the issue.

ELECTION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local chapter of the Uttarakhand Yuva Manch: president — Mr Arun Naithani; vice-president — Mr Anil Gosain; general secretary — Mr Mohan Singh; joint secretary — Mr Shailendra Arora; and financial secretary — Mr Hari Singh.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Housing Board Welfare Association, Sector 29-B: chairman — Mr P.P. Singh; president — Mr Ramesh Aggarwal; vice-president — Mr Hari Om Sood; general secretary — Mr N.R. Mittal; honorary treasurer — Mr Harbans Lal; and press secretary — Mr Surinder Sharma.

TALK: “The need of the hour is to inculcate the feeling of nationalism among the citizens and to preserve the unity and integrity of the country”. These views were expressed by a former Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Justice J.V. Gupta, while delivering a talk on the occasion of Baba Sahib Apte’s birth centenary celebrations organised by the local unit of Bhartiya Itihas Sankalan Samiti at DAV College, Sector 10, on Sunday. Mr Indresh of the RSS, Prof A.K. Kalsae, president, Itihas Sankalan Samiti, Punjab, Mr B.B. Mehta, Mr Raj Kumar Gupta and Mr K.L. Gupta, a former Chief Manager, State bank of India, were present among others.

CAMP: Mukat Hospital and Heart Institute organised a free diabetes camp on its campus in Sector 4 here on Sunday. Dr S.K. Mathur examined nearly 170 patients suffering from diabetes, thyroid disorders and other hormonal disturbances.

AWARD: Broadway Food Ltd, a producer of food and spice products, has received the Corporate Leadership award from the International Achievers Development Organisation, New Delhi. Mr K.S. Bhardwaj, Managing Director of the company, stated that the firm, which had started its operations in November 2000, was now manufacturing a complete range of spices, atta, soya and other products.

BLOOD DONATION: A blood donation camp was inaugurated by Mr Naranjan Singh, a former Financial Commissioner, Punjab, at Sant Nirankari Satsang Bhavan in Phase VI here on Sunday. A team of doctors and other staff members from the PGI conducted the camp. The guest of honour was Mr Nand Lal, Accountant-General, Punjab. The cost of the camp was borne by the Sant Nirankari Mandal.


SARVAJAN SAMAJ: Dr Sarvanand Arya, president of Sarvajan Samaj, said here on Sunday that they were going to establish 52 units all over Haryana. Dr Arya said they had applied to the Election Commission so that they could contest the forthcoming Assembly election as a political party. “We have already established 32 units in different assembly segments and 20 more units will be set up in a few months time,” he said.

NEPALI SANGH: Pravasi Nepali Sangh Bharat on Sunday claimed that Nepal was going through a difficult phase. Haryana Rajya Samiti member Gemini Jessi said there should be efforts to bring about peace in Nepal and democracy should be pursued. He said corrupt politicians should not be allowed to continue in office.

EFFIGY BURNT: Activists of the Anti-Terrorist Front of India burnt an effigy of Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf in Ambala Sadar on Sunday. Dr Veeresh Shandilya, president of the front, condemned Saturday’s militant attack on an Army convoy in Kashmir. The activists raised slogans against Pakistan and sought strong military action to end militancy.

KISAN MELA: Haryana Agriculture University will organise a two-day Farm Darshan Mela on September 16 and 17. Haryana Chief Minister Om Parkash Chautala will be the chief guest. Vice-Chancellor M.K. Miglani said certified seed for rabi crops and biofertilisers would also be made available to the farmers on mela site. The farmers could also get tested the samples of soil, water and diseased crop plants on the spot. Mr Miglani said farmers would be taken around varsity research farm and shown the demonstrations of the latest farm technology.

MANHOLE COVERS STOLEN: Manhole covers in Anajmandi and Amargarh colony area of the town were stolen on Friday. The police has registered cases.

NUTRITION WEEK: The National Nutrition Week, which was organised by the Department of Home Science, Kurukshetra University concluded on Friday. Exhibition on nutrition problems and solutions, competition in poster making, salad arrangement and quiz were held. Women from villages were educated on the preparation of balanced diet. Dr L.R. Kakkar, Chairman, Department of Chemistry gave away prizes to the winners.

CASES SETTLED: The Haryana Labour Department has disposed of 16 cases of industrial disputes and awarded Rs 5.59 lakh in claims of labourers in August 2003, according to Deputy Commissioner Vijayendra Kumar.

WASTE MANAGEMENT: For the cleanliness of Yamunanagar-Jagadhri, Rs 656.58 lakh would be spent on “Solid Waste Management Plant”.Ten acres of land has been acquired for this on the Ambala-Jagadhri Highway, said Mr Vijayendra Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, here on Saturday.

SUICIDE BY WOMAN: Rekha, mother of two children and resident of Nagal village ended her life by jumping into the Yamuna river on Friday. Her body has not been traced so far.


DEVELOPMENT PLAN: “Draft development plan” for Bilaspur has been published and people’s objections to it are invited till September 22. Copies of the plan have been made available in offices of Assistant Town Planner and also Nagar Parishad in Bilaspur town for inspection according to Mr J.R. Varma, Director, Town and Country Planning.

DOCTORS COUNSELED: The Himachal government has instructed doctors in the state not to write “trade names” of medicines while prescribing medicines to patients but only generic names of the medicines. Doctors have also been told not to allow medical representatives to visit them during duty-hours. Dr B.C. Kapoor, Chief Medical Officer here also said that hospitals were equipped with medicines and laboratories with apparatus to conduct tests in the most competent manner.

HOTEL OWNERS: The following were elected office-bearers of the Federation of Hotels and Restaurants Association of Dalhousie on Saturday: president — Mr Narender Puri; senior vice-president — Mr Sat Pal Sharma; vice-president — Mr Shailender Mehraj; general secretary — Mr Vishal Anand; organising secretary — Mr Tarlok Gupta; and treasure, — Mr Balraj Khosla.

BODY RECOVERED: The Nadaun police on Saturday recovered the body of Jagir Singh (40) of Bharmiti village of the area from a nearby nullah and arrested Bhola and Kashmir Singh in this connection. The body has been brought to Hamirpur for a postmortem examination.

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