Friday, September 26, 2014

21 days Advanced training course concludes at GADVASU

Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 4:14 PM
Students learnt current trends  in Surgery and Radiology
Ludhiana: 26-September, 2014: (Punjab Screen Bureau)
         A 21 days, National level advanced training course on “Current Trends in Veterinary Surgery and Imaging Techniques” under the aegis of Center of Advanced Faculty Training (CAFT), ICAR New Delhi, was organized at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU ), Ludhiana.
       25 scientists from 14 states representing 19 universities of India participated in this training course informed Course Director Dr NS Saini. Hands on training to the participants on the latest developments in surgery and diagnostic imaging in veterinary practice, was provided. The more focus was on advances in large and small animal fracture repair by bone plating, intermedullary interlock nailing and C-arm guided techniques for fracture fixation, colic and perineal affections in horses.
Surgical management of eye diseases, diaphragmatic hernia in cows and buffaloes, urinary tract disorders and other soft tissue procedures were demonstrated under inhalant anesthetic procedures. GADVASU faculty and experts from other state universities Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Jammu, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar and Pant University delivered expert lectures and conducted practical demonstration during the training programme. Centre of Advanced studies in year 2009 was renamed as the Centre of Advanced Faculty Training (CAFT). Till date the department has conducted 27 training courses on various specialized topics. Over 363 surgeons/clinicians/teachers from various State Agricultural/Veterinary/ ICAR Institutes have been trained.
               Registrar Dr.P D Juyal presided over the valedictory function of CAFT training and congratulated participants for successfully completing the training programme. A souvenir and CD of expert lectures and demonstrations was released. It is heartening to note that GADVASU is the only university in the country which has been entrusted by ICAR to train the human resource in the discipline of Surgery and Radiology. Dr H S Sandhu, Dr SPS Sangha and Dr SS Singh released the souvenir and CD of expert lectures and PPT presentations.
          Participants also shared their views and appreciated the good quality of training, “State of the Art” laboratories with high level of expertise and better arrangements for stay. They were of view that training will immensely help them to improve diagnosis as well as surgical skills for the treatment of animals. At the end a vote of thanks was proposed.
Dr Saini revealed that Centre of Advanced Studies (CAS), was granted to the Department of Surgery and Radiology GADVASU, Ludhiana in 1994, in the field of Surgery and Radiology by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). In year 2009 it was renamed as The Centre of Advanced Faculty Training (CAFT). This is the only centre, in country, in the field of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology that is providing trainings to the scientist/teacher of other universities/institutions. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

GCG: Youth and Heritage Festival-2014

About 1000 girls are participating in event
Ludhiana: 23 September 2014: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
Panjab University, Chandigarh Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival started today at Govt. College for Girls, Ludhiana. Total eleven girls colleges are participating in this youth festival. Near about 1000 girls are participating in various items, like Shabad, Bhajan, Lok Geet, Giddha, Mime, Drama, Creative Writing, Classical Dance, Group Dance, Folk Instrumental, Folk Orchestra, Fine Arts, Mehandi, Pakhi Making, Elocution, Debate, Quiz, Spot Photography and many other artistic items. S. Mahesinder Singh Grewal Ji, inaugurated the youth festival. Principal of the college Mrs. Gurminder Kaur welcomed the chief guest. S. Mahesinder Singh Grewal lighted the “Shamaa” along with Dr. Nirmal Jaura. Addressing the audience he said, “College life is the best part of life and all my memorable days belong to it. He also mentioned that there are many weaknesses in the society and blame game played by the citizens of society; they effect the lives of politicians. Politicians became the main victims of it. We try to give equality to girls in the society but we lack behind when we try to give it a practical shape. He mentioned that girls are not far behind now, thee are total nine lady judges in Punjab and Haryana Court. There is no substitute to hard work but one should have patience and tolerance power in it. One should be loyal and respectful to his parents. Without blessings of the Almighty and parents one should not succeed in his life. I am standing here all because of my parents. I dedicated all my success to God and my parents. He said that Govt. College for Women is the best college of Punjab.

In the evening session, S. Sikander Singh Maluka was the chief guest. While addressing he appreciated the efforts of the college principal for good results. Education plays an important role in a life of men and women. It is very strange that girls are getting more positions in the university. It is the need of the hour to improve the education system in Punjab. I appreciate the efforts of the private sector in the development of education in the state. He said drugs are very dangerous for the young generation of the state. We should start campaining against the evils of drugs otherwise the younger generation of the Punjab will be ruined. I also appreciate that this college is making serious efforts in the misuse of drugs. I will try to give more grants to this college for the development of infrastructure and further he said that in future I will also make efforts for the air condition of the auditorium.
The results of the competitions held are as follows: -
(First: Second: Third: respectively)
Group Shabad/ Bhajan :-
Govt. College for Girls, Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women, D.D Jain Memorial College for Women

Individual Prizes for Group Shabad:-
Damanpreet: Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Jyotika: Khalsa College for Women, Prabhjot: Govt. College for Girls.

Classical Vocal:-
Anureet: Ramgarhia Girls College, Amandeep: Master Tara Singh College, Jasdeep Singh: S.D.P College.

Story Writing:-
Parminder Kaur: Khalsa College for Women, Simranjeet Kaur: Govt. College for Girls , Prabhjot Kaur Saini:  A. S College for Women.

Poem Writing:-
Sakshi Mahajan: Govt. College for Girls, Kirandip Kaur: Guru Nanak Girls College, Aarti: D.D Jain College

Essay Writing:-
Raveen Singla: Guru Nanak Girls College, Bhavneeshroop Kaur Guru Nanak  Khalsa College for Women Vaishali Sharma: Govt. Khalsa College For Women
The results of the competitions held are as follows: -
(Third: Second:First: respectively)

Simranjeet Kaur: A.S College for women, Parminder Kaur Ramgarhia College for Girls; Rupinder Kaur: Khalsa College For Women

Dasuti/ Cross Stitch:
Rupinder Kaur: A.S College for women, Rupinderjit Kaur: Khalsa College for Women, Babbalpreet Kaur: Guru Nanak Khalsa College For women

Tanya S.D.P College, Gurpreet Kaur: Khalsa College for women, Muskan: Guru Nanak Khalsa College

Kulwant: Ramgarhia Girls College for Women, Jashandeep Kaur: A.S College, Kiranpreet Kaur: Govt College for Girls

Monday, September 22, 2014

Punjab Kisan Sabha organized a 24 hour hunger strike

Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 4:08 PM
Demanded complete implementation
The recommendations of Dr Swaminathan Commission raised again
Ludhiana: 22 September 2014: (Rector Kathuria//Punjab Screen):
With a demand for complete implementation of the recommendations of Dr Swaminathan Commission on Agriculture  to waive-off loans towards poor farmers, for increase in the minimum support price (MSP) and purchase by Govt. agencies, monthly pension of Rs 3000 to every man, woman, farmer,khet mazdoor and artisans  the Ludhiana Distt. Unit of Punjab Kisan Sabha organized a  24 hour hunger strike in front of Deputy Commissioner office at Mini Secretariat here at Ludhiana today.

While addressing the gathering Comrade Kartar Singh Bowani, Vice President of Punjab Kisan Sabha said the policies of  privatisation, liberalization and corporatisation the Govt.  has virtually stopped public spending on rural development, agriculture and irrigation. The Govt. is not implementing the recommendations of Dr Swaminathan Agricuture Commission. All the natural and state resources are being handed over to the big Corporates at the throw away prices. Small house-hold and medium industrial sector has closed in large number leading unemployment to the youth particularly the  village youth.

Comrade  Surinder Jalaldiwal, President said that the inputs like diesel, fertilizers and chemicals are becoming expensive. The Govt. is not giving full price and is systematically abolishing the procurement by the state agencies.

Comrade Amandeep Singh,General Secretary said that the economic level of rural people is falling . It is an irony that there is no social security in the old age for the food providers.

Other speakers criticized the anti farmer policies of the government at the centre and state for ignoring their demands which has led large number of suicides by the farmers throughout India, including Punjab.  Kissans have to face huge losses every year due to natural calamities that affect their production which are many a time destroyed. But governments  do not have any policy for them in this regard to meet the loss.

The farmer organizations also warned of introduction of GM crops without safety audit. Such a move may lead to several problems for our food security and health in future.  Others speakers include Comrades Jang Singh Sirthala, Paramjit Singh, Pyara Singh Mann, Bharpur Singh, Gurnam Singh Sarpanch, Khushal Singh and Ramchand.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Free Multi-Specialty Medical Check-Up Camp by IMA

Sun, Sep 21, 2014 at 1:51 PM
More than 100 patients were examined 
Ludhiana: 21st September 2014: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
A monthly  free multi-specialty medical check-up camp was organized in IMA House on 21-9-2014 (Sunday) by IMA Ludhiana in association with Health Department Ludhiana & Punjab Medical Representative Association Ludhiana.
More than 100 patients were examined in the camp. Blood test and ECG were done free. Medicines were distributed to the needy patients free of cost.
The following doctors attended the medical camp Dr. R K Sharma, Dr. Deepak Parasher, Dr. Narjit Kaur, Dr. Deepak K. Gupta, Dr. Divya Arora and Dr. Neeraj Aggarwal and many others .

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Veteran Akali Stalwart Jathedar Talwandi Cremated

Full state honours were given on cremation
Ludhiana: September 20, 2014: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
Veteran Akali stalwart Jathedar Jagdev Singh Talwandi was cremated with full state honours at his ancestral village Talwandi Rai of Ludhiana district today. Chief Minister Mr Parkash Singh Badal and thousands of people from all walks of life had gathered at village Talwandi Rai to bid adieu to Jathedar Talwandi.
A contingent of Punjab Police reversed their arms and fired shots in the air as a mark of respect to 85-year-old Jathedar Jagdev Singh Talwandi, commonly termed as "Loh Pursh (iron man)", who passed away after brief illness at Hero DMC Heart Institute, here yesterday.
The pyre was lit by Jathedar Talwandi's elder son Mr Ranjit Singh Talwandi (former MLA) in the presence of other family members, including wife Mohinder Kaur, younger son Jathedar Jagjit Singh Talwandi, daughters Manjit Kaur and Harjit Kaur, sons in law Mr Gurdeep Singh Cheema and Mr Amrit Pal Singh Sidhu, grandson Mr Jagteshwar Singh, besides several others.
A large crowd comprising villagers and other prominent people including Former SGPC president Jathedar Gurcharan Singh Tohra's daughter Ms Kuldeep Kaur Tohra also attended Jathedar Talwandi's funeral.
While speaking to the media persons, CM Mr Parkash Singh Badal termed Jathedar Talwandi's death as a personal loss. “He was one of the tallest pillars of modern times and a great source of strength to me personally, to the SAD, the Panth and Punjab. Very few men can match his charisma, determination and his courage to speak his mind on issues concerning the people whom he loved and represented," said the CM.
Prominent among those present during the cremation included SGPC president Jathedar Avtar Singh, Punjab Vidhan Sabha speaker Dr Charanjit Singh Atwal, Cabinet Ministers Mr Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, Mr Tota Singh, Dr Daljit Singh Cheema and Mr Parminder Singh Dhindsa, CM's advisor Mr Mahesh Inder Singh Grewal, MP's Mr Prem Singh Chandumajra and Mr Ravneet Singh Bittu, Chief Parliamentary Secretary Sant Balbir Singh Ghunas, MLA's Mr S R Kler, Mr Manpreet Singh Ayali, Mr Darshan Singh Shivalik, Mr Sarwan Singh Phillaur and Mr Mohammad Sadiq, Punjab Subordinate Services Board chairman Mr Santa Singh Umedpuri, Damdami Taksal chief Baba Harnam Singh Khalsa, former MP Mrs Paramjit Kaur Gulshan, Mr Jagmeet Singh Brar and Mr Sukhdev Singh Libra, former ministers Captain Balbir Singh Baath, Mr Malkit Singh Birmi, Mr Jagdish Singh Garcha, Mr Mohd Ikram Khan Bagge, Mr Hira Singh Gabria, Mr Ishar Singh Meharban, former MLA's Mr Harish Rai Dhanda, Mr Jagdev Singh Jassowal, Mr Bhag Singh Mallah, Mr Gaganjit Singh Barnala, Mr Harmohinder Singh Pardhan, Mr Talib Singh Sandhu, Mr Bikramjit Singh Khalsa and Mr Jagjiwan Singh Khirnia, Mayor Mr Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria, SGPC members Bhai Gurcharan Singh Grewal, Jathedar Kewal Singh Badal, Jathedar Raghbir Singh Saharanmajra, Jathedar Charan Singh Alamgir, senior BJP leader Mr Rajinder Bhandari, senior Youth Akali Dal leader Mr Prabhjot Singh Dhaliwal, senior Akali leader Mr Madan Lal Bagga, Ludhiana DC Mr Rajat Aggarwal, Ludhiana Police Commissioner Mr Promod Ban, Ludhiana (Rural) SSP Mr Ravcharan Singh Brar, Khanna ADC Mr Ajay Sood, SDM (Raikot) Ms Shena Aggarwal, besides people from all walks of life.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Continued heavy rain failed to interrupt Red Flag Rally

Rally was held against anti people policies of Govt.
Ludhiana: 5th September 2014: (Rector Kathuria//Punjab Screen):
The Communist Party of India (CPI) and  CPI(M), CPM Punjab, CPI M L Liberation  took out a protest demonstration from Bhai Wala Chowk to Mini Secretariat where a rally was held against anti people policies of the Badal government and the central govt. of Narinder Modi and to demand repeal of the black laws enacted by the government. After the rally a memorandum was presented to the Deputy Commissioner Ludhiana to be forwarded to the Punjab government. The rally in which thousands of workers of all four parties participated was presided over by a presidium of Com Amarjeet Singh Mattu, Com Paramjeet Singh and Com O P Mehta. 
Addressing the rally Com Charan Singh Virdi-State Secretary of the CPI (M), Com Mangat Ram Pasla-state secretary CPM Punjab, Com Kartar Singh Bowani – Secretariat Member CPI Punjab said that as a result of these policies there is rise in prices of essential commodities including the LPG and Petrol,  law and order situation has deteriorated, consolidation of land and sand mafia, criminal activities of drug mafia and increase in the petty crime. The law and order situation has deteriorated to the lowest ebb ever in the recent period. The leaders said that on one side the Badal Govt. is responsible for land Mafia and Sand Mafia as well as the drug peddlers who  are active without any fear. imposing taxes to the tune of Rs. 9000 crores on the people of Punjab in form of property tax, increase in bus fare, registration of vehicle rates increase, enhancement of rate of Intqal and TS 1, electricity tariff etc. The tax on petrol is also maximum in Punjab. They criticized the Modi Govt. for its pro-corporate policies, spreading of communal , implementing its agenda of Hindutva in Education and culture, Disbanding the National  Planning Commission, inviting FDI in every sector, framing new laws for the appointments of Judges of Supreme Court. 
Addressing the gathering Com Sukhvinder Singh Sekhon- Member state committee CPI (M), Com Paramjit Singh, Com D P Maur, Dr Arun Mitra, Com Jatinder pal Singh, Com Mahinder Singh Acharwal, Com Jagdev singh Kalsi, Com Roop Basant Baraich and Com Harbans Singh Lohatvadi Com Sukhdarshan Natt lambasted the government for framing Law – prevention of damage to public and private property which is in fact an excuse to implicate the struggling  toiling masses for their just demands.  Therefore whereas this struggle is being waged against these black laws, on the other hand this struggle is to highlight just demands of the common people such as to waive off the urban property tax, strict action against the drug peddlers, jobs to the unemployed, to fill the vacant places in government departments,  to bring the health and education under the control of government, to increase the 
old age and widow pension to at least Rs. 3000-00 per month, to crush the violence against women, minimum wage to the unskilled workers to be Rs. 15,000-00 per month, strengthen the public distribution system, effective check on sand and land mafia, remove all toll plazas which have already  got the money back for the work done, to implement recommendations of Dr Swaminathan for proper remuneration to the peasants, to fulfill the just demands of the agriculture labour pending since long and to regularize the temporary employees, for the just demands fo Asha and Aanganwari workers. They further said that through this joint struggle of the left parties the struggle against the communal and dictatorial  policies of the Modi government and this will continue till fulfillment of 14 point demand charter. This will also continue to develop an formidable pro people alternative in the state. This joint struggle has filled lot of enthusiasm among the workers.     
Those who addressed the Com Gulzar Gorea,  Com D P Maur, Com Jatinder Pal , Com Jagdish, Com Ramesh Rattan, CPM, Com Badev Singh Latala, Com Surinder Singh Jalaldiwal, Com Avtar Gill, Com Gurnam Sidhu, Com Sukhminder Lotey, Com Devraj, Com Kewal Singh, Com Jagdish Chander, Com Amarnath Koomkalan,  Com Manjeet Singh Buta

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

CICU Slams -- Power Tariff Hike

Wed, Sep 3, 2014 at 11:39 AM
The Territorial Jurisdiction in Cheque Bouncing Case
CICU Demands Filing Review Petition or Bringing Amendment In Parliament
Ludhiana: 3 September 2014: (Punjab Screen Bureau): 
In the special Executive Committee Meeting held yesterday main issues facing MSME sector were deliberated. Sh. Avtar Singh President in a statement released today said that the Three Judge Bench Judgment of Hon’ble Supreme Court decided on August 01, 2014 in Dashrath Rupsingh Rathod Vs. State of Maharashtra held that a Complaint of Dis-honour of Cheque can be filed only  to  the  Court  within  whose  local jurisdiction the offence was committed, which  is where the cheque is dishonoured by the bank on which it is drawn. This judgment has overruled the two Judge Bench Judgment in K. Bhaskaran v. Sankaran Vaidhyan  Balan  (1999)  where in the complainant can choose any one of those courts having jurisdiction over any one of the local areas within the territorial limits of which any one of the five acts was done. Following are the acts which were components of the said offence: (1) Drawing of the cheque, (2) Presentation of the cheque to the bank, (3) Returning the cheque unpaid by the drawee bank, (4) Giving notice in writing to the drawer of the cheque demanding payment of the cheque amount, (5) failure of the drawer to make payment within 15 days of the receipt of the notice.

Due to non-payment of funds, the supplier of goods and services has to face financial crunch in this highly competitive market. The magnitude of the impact of the present decision is likely to cause considerable hardship on the respondent who may have to travel long distances in conducting their defense at far of places where the cheque is dishonored.

Sh. Upakr Singh General Secretary said that retrospective power tariff hike was unheard of in electricity circles and why consumers should pay for it retrospectively. This move is a clear signal that PSERC was not an autonomous body and did not take decisions on rational and commercial grounds. Differential hike on the principals of consume more to pay less is highly unjustified. It reveals that PSERC does not understand the basic economic criteria of essential and deficient commodities.

Interestingly, the subsidy bill has come down from Rs. 4778.13 crore in the last financial year to  Rs. 4454.54 crore for the current fiscal where as the tariff is hiked by 7% for agricultural sector which is not charged from consumers as the Government pay for it to PSPCL in the shape of subsidy. This was the time when the industry was expecting help from the Government but we have been burdened with more tariff.  The Government should have provided subsidy to the industry instead of levying KVAH on industry.

He further informed that inordinate delay in releasing Vat refund timely should be resolved by addressing following issues amicably.

*        Input Tax credit is now restricted to two stages, which is not possible to comply with properly by the small scale units/traders.

*        The VAT Refund through RTGS is being paid after one month of the receipt of its voucher.

*         The information Centers at the Borders should be directed to expedite clearance of the Trucks / Goods and the Excise staff should not harass and delay the clearance of the merchandise, due to Slowdown/un-operation of Server. Locking of code for VAT dealers has become a common practice due to late submission of return. The unlocking of code is a cumbersome process, which takes 24 hours. This practice should be stopped. 

*        The newly introduced filing of VAT-15 in light of amended section 13(1) of Punjab Value Added Tax Act-2005 should be withdrawn immediately as it is not possible to comply with its provisions by small scale units. The earlier procedure should be re introduced.

Both of them have appealed and urged upon Sh. Narinder Modi Hon’ble Prime Minister of India and Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad Hon’ble Minister of Law & Justice Govt. of India for filing review petition or brining amendment in parliament regarding the territorial jurisdiction in cheque bouncing case to save the respondents from hardships.

They have also requested Sh. Parkash Singh Badal Hob’ble Chief Minister Punjab to resolve  power tariff and vat refund woes amicably, which will go a long way in taking our Industry into a new orbit of development and growth.