Saturday, December 30, 2006

Sirsa News Wishes a Very Happy New Year 2007 to its visitors

Sirsa News Wishes a Very Happy New Year 2007 to its visitors

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Sirsa News Shall resume from 2nd January 2007

Sirsa Media Associations Welcome Haryana Media Policy

Sirsa Media Associations Welcome announcement of Haryana Media Policy
30 December 2006
Various media associations and media persons of Sirsa, welcomed the media policy announced by Haryana CM suo moto. Although the copies of media policy are not yet in the hands of Sirsa Media even then expressing faith in the CM almost all the associations, editors, photojournalists & journalists expressively welcomed the announcement.

SirsaNews shall post the text of Media Policy as soon as it is available.
Some of the reported highlights of the Policy are:
Haryana yesterday became the first state in the country when the Chief Minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, announced a media policy.
The highlights of the media policy are the creation of a "Patrakar Kalyan Kosh" with Rs 50 lakh as the state government's contribution, allotment of plots by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) for group housing societies of journalists, enhancement of insurance cover from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 2.5 lakh and liberal accreditation policy for those working on contractual basis and representatives of the electronic media.
He said in view of the changing media scenario, those working on contractual basis would also be eligible for accreditation. For the first time, representatives of evening newspapers and weekly newspapers being published from Haryana would also get accreditation. He said as per the new rules, three correspondents and two photographers from a newspaper would get accreditation at the state headquarters. At the district headquarters, two correspondents and one photographer would be granted accreditation, whereas earlier only one correspondent used to be given accreditation at the district headquarters.
He said in Delhi, now two representatives of a newspaper or agency would be given accreditation and one of them might be a photographer. Earlier, there was no policy of granting accreditation in the national Capital.
Mr Hooda said for the first time the representatives of electronic media would be given accreditation at the district headquarters and Delhi. It has also been decided to do away with the system of police verification for granting accreditation to a journalist.
The limit of free-travel facility in Haryana Roadways buses for accredited journalists would be increased from 2500 km to 4000 km per year and in case of desk journalists it would be 2500 km per year instead of 1500 km earlier.
He said more awards named after prominent journalists like Babu Balmukund Gupt would be instituted to encourage journalists.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Tragic Road Accident takes away many Lives

Tragic Road Accident takes away many Lives

December 26, 2006

At least seven persons were killed while more than a dozen persons sustained injuries in a head-on bus-truck collision on the Sunam-Bhawanigarh road near Sajuma village, about 12 km from here, this morning.

Five persons were killed on the spot while two are reported to have succumbed to their injuries in hospitals at Patiala & Sunam.

Few of the injured are under treatment at the Rajindra Hospital and others at the Primary Health Centre, Bhawanigarh. The PRTC bus of the Budhlada Depot was on its way to Chandigarh from SIRSA while the truck was heading to Sunam from Patiala when the mishap took place at around 7.30 am.

Teachers and Staff of the St. Xavier’s School, Sirsa, were going to Chandigarh for a tour to Shimla, and were travelling in the ill fated bus.

The names of the deceased are Father Alex Desouza (32), assistant principal; Ms. Swella Fernades (24), a teacher; Mr. Mohit (16), a student of B. Com, his father works in State Bank Of India Sirsa branch, and his mother works in LIC; Makhan Singh, driver of the bus; Mr. Shiv Dayal, driver of the truck; Mr. Sukhdev Singh of Sadhuwala village near Sardulgrah (Distt. Mansa); and Mr. Ashok Kumar of Rajpura.

Among the injured from Sirsa are Syle Fernades, Sandra Fernades and Joseph, who are teaching at the St. Xavier’s School Sirsa. Lately the St. Xaviers teachers have been brought to Hisar for further treatment & orthopedic surgery. One Mr. Vinod Sharma of Sirsa is also stated to have sustained injuries.

The Sunam police registered a case under Sections 304-A, 237 and 238 of the IPC.

Bodies of Fr. Desouza and Ms. Fernades were taken to Goa for burial.

The postmortem examination of the deceased, except Mohit, was conducted at the local Civil Hospital.

One of the eyewitnesses & survivor Mr. Aman Sidhu of Sirsa traveling in the ill-fated said that his life was saved miraculously as even minutes before the mishap he was sitting in the front row and got up and moved towards the rear and was almost in the middle of the bus when the mishap occurred.

A grant of Rs 50,000 each was announced for dependants of the deceased from the chief minister’s relief fund.

The district Red Cross Society would bear expenses for the treatment of the injured.

The PRTC would pay Rs 50,000 each as grant to dependants of the deceased.

Ru-B-Ru with Prof. GS Chinna

Ru-B-Ru with Prof. GS Chinna.

December 24, 2006


12000 Visit PIB’s Public Information Campaign

12000 Visit PIB’s Public Information Campaign

December 22, 2006


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12000 Visit PIB’s Public Information Campaign

December 22, 2006


Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Taekowondo Training for Police and their wards

Taekowondo Training for Police and their wards. DSP Shiv Charan Presides Over

SP Warns Encroachers in Bazaars in Vayapr Mandal Meeting

December 20, 2006


A seven day Taekowondo training camp is being held at the Police Lines campus at Barnala Road Sirsa. The Camp was inaugurated by DSP Mr Shiv Charan today in the evening. The camp initially was to inaugurated by the SP Mr. Vikas Arora IPS, but due to his engagements in a meeting of Vayapar Mandal Sirsa he could not preside over the same.

Speaking on the inauguration Prof. Ravinder Puri of National College said that Taekowondo is gaining worldwide popularity apart from giving physical fitness and self-defense abilities; Taekowondo also helped ward off negative thoughts and developed a healthy mind and soul.

Mr Daleep Jain thanked the DSP for his co-operation. Mr Shivcharan DSP Sirsa said that he shall motivate his staff to get invoved and take the benefit of Taekowondo training. members Mr. Surender Kamboj, Mrs. Krishna Phogat, Mr. Gurjeet Singh Mann etc were present.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Prelude to Press Information Bureau (PIB) Mega Event

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Prelude to Press Information Bureau's (PIB) Mega Event

December 17, 2006


Details pending due to Broadband Outage......

Air Force Conducts FIRST AID Demonstration

Air Force Conducts FIRST AID Demonstration for the Distt. POLICE

December 17, 2006

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Details soon.....


Sangeetika Concert at Yuvak Sahitya Sadan, Musical Vibes added to library

December 17, 2006


Commissioner distributes insurance cover to HUJ scribes

Commissioner M.K. Midha distributes insurance cover to HUJ scribes

December 16, 2006 Sirsa

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Friday, December 08, 2006

SP Mr. Vikas Arora's Interface with the Press

Mr Vikas Arora IPS the New SP of Sirsa meets the press.

15 December 2006

SIRSA (SirsaNews)

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The New Superintendent of Police Mr. Vikas Kumar Arora IPS, met the Print and electronic media in his office at mini-secretariat today. An IPS of 1998 batch, Mr. Arora is also a Computer Sc. Graduate (B.Tech.) from the prestigious IIT New Delhi. The techno savvy SP told the media persons that apart from the usual POLICE duties of maintaining law and order etc. he shall like to introduce some novel plans at Sirsa.
For Saviors of Road Accident Victims
No more than 3 questions shall be posed to anyone who brings in a road accident victim to a hospital. The simple questions shall be
1. Where from you brought the accident victim?
2. What you know about the accident?
3. May I know your particulars please? The last one shall be optional to answer however a cash incentive of Rs500/- shall be given to the savior of road accidents, he shall urge the Doctors to save the life of the accident victim even before informing the Police which is secondary issue.

No. of Traffic Cops Doubled
Number of Traffic constables has been doubled in Sirsa for better enforcement of road rules.
The SP said that while his department shall step up drive against smuggling and sale of Narcotics in the district, but to eradicate this menace, some sort of Holistic approach has to be taken up at social level. There is need for management of withdrawal symptoms, need to set up more de-addiction centers and persons who are consuming narcotics need to be made aware that it is possible to leave the use of such drugs and this won’t affect their work capabilities and life after de-addiction shall be more worthwhile.
Road Engineering
Mr Manoj Verma inspector Traffic Control has been directed to identify and report faulty road engineering, where ever, the same shall be rectified so as to prevent accidents caused by such snags.
First Aid Training Camp
The SP said that upon his request the Sirsa Force Station officials have agreed to put up a First Aid Procedures Demonstration, for the Police at the Parade Ground at Police Lines on Sunday at 11AM. He said that public is also invited to see the demonstration, as correct knowledge of delivering First Aid, can save many a life.

Mr Arora said that as he is from the technical side, so he shall see to it that POLICE force in Sirsa becomes more technology savvy during his tenure. In informal talk after the briefings he said that he shall tone up the Police Force to improve its Public Image, a scheme to reward the honest, hardworking and efficient Police Officials and the Police Stations every month has been started. On the other hand he shall punish the cops found non-diligent to their duties. He discussed the wide spread illegal sale of Oxytocin hormone injections used on milch cattle. He shall look into how to stop its misuse. Sirsa News handed over a document providing many suggestions for Road Safety to the SP. The SP discussed the traffic lights Chowk suggestion for providing slips roads and assured that he shall request the concerned department to look into it.

The SP who is well versed in Police Rules as he invariably quoted the Punjab Police Rules said that he does not want to work in haste so as to become a media attraction but shall work for long term and permanent solutions.


Visit Earlier Police and related News Posts:

Road Safety Suggestions submitted to Mr. Randeep Surjewala in January 2006

INLD Sweeps Bank Elections

INLD Supported Candidates Sweeps Bank Elections

December 08, 2006

State Games for The Disabled

State Games for The Disabled

December 03~o6, 2006

Sirsa (SirsaNews)

State Games for The Disabled

December 03~o6, 2006

Sirsa (SirsaNews)

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Ex CM Chautala's Press Conference

Ex CM Om Parkash Chautala's Press Conference at residence of Dr Hari Singh

December 03, 2006

Details soon......

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Indian Law Institute Golden Jubilee Celebrations

Indian Law Institute Golden Jubilee Celebrations

28 November 2006

Sirsa (SIRSA NEWS) Late News

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Ms. Anupam Ahluwalia Principal, Lala Hansraj College of Law SIRSA recently attended an international conference on Law on the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Indian Law Institute (a deemed university). Ms. Anupam informed Sirsa News that the two day international conference was held at Vigyan Bhawan New Delhi on 24th & 25th November.

The major theme of the conference was ‘Criminal Justice under Stress: Transnational Perspectives.’ She told that the conference was inaugurated by His Excellency President of India, Mr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam & presided over by Hon’ble Mr. Justice Y.K. Sabharwal Chief Justice of India.

Several legal notabilities were speakers at the conference, CJ (Chief Justice) of England & Wales, CJ of Singapore, CJ of CANADA, CJ of Pakistan, CJ of Bangladesh, Prof. Helen Fenwik of University of Durban, England, Supreme Court Advocates: Mr. Fali S. Nariman, Mr. Ram Jethmalani, Mr. R.K. Anand, Prof. Virender Kumar of Punjab University etc. to list a few.

CJ of Singapore told the audience that due to pro-active system of crime prevention in Singapore there had been less than one and half dozen of criminal cases in Singapore in the last 10 months period of year 2006.

Many of the speakers in the Indian context emphasized that quality of policing needs an overhaul in India for prevention of crimes, especially the persons who takes the FIR has to be of certain caliber otherwise quiet a few criminals are acquitted due to inadequacies in the FIR.

Noted speakers also stressed that certain levels of managerial skills are required to be cultivated within judiciary for better management and speedy disposal of already overburdened judiciary which has a very large volume of pending of cases at all levels of courts.


Discussions at the Conference pertained to the following topics and issues:

Criminal Justice System – Shift from Justice Model to Crime Control Model
Terrorism and the Criminal Justice System
Money Laundering – A Menace Uncontrolled
Preventing Drug Trafficking Globally – Problems and Perspectives
Investigation into Transnational Crimes
Prosecuting Criminals – Comparative Analysis
International Criminal Court – Jurisdictional Issues
Protection of Human Rights and Criminal Justice Process
Prevention of Trafficking in Women and Children
Illegal Trade in Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna

[SirsaNews readers may download document about the conference from: ]

Indian Legal Information Institute
Concurrent to the conference the website of Indian Legal Information Institute was also launched at Vigyan Bhawan by Prime Minister of India S. Manmohan Singh on 25th November 2006, i.e. on the eve of Law Day. (See Pictures in the collage)

Excerpts of the Speech of His Excellency President of India, Mr. APJ Abdul Kalam very soon on

Monday, November 27, 2006

Dera Followers Congregate at Kapas Mandi

Dera Followers Congregate at Kapas Mandi

27 November 2006


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Dera Sacha Sauda Followers Congregate at Kapas Mandi to meditate.

Editor is out of station
This and all previous pending news reports to be posted on 2nd December.

Poet Raksha Sharma bestowed Mahadevi Verma Prize

Poet Raksha Sharma 'Kamal' bestowed Mahadevi Verma Prize

27 November 2006


Details soon.................

Journalist Chattarpati Remembered

Journalist R. C. Chattarpati Remembered

23 November 2006


Details soon...........

Saturday, November 18, 2006



Editor is on leave....No new posts till Wednesday.........pending posts shall also be completed on Wednesday.

Friday, November 17, 2006

National Press Day 2006, SIRSA

National Press Day 2006 at SIRSA

16 November 2006


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Electronic News Media Association (ENMAS) & Haryana Union of Journalists (HUJ) celebrated National Press Day at Hotel Jai Vilas today. Mr. Pankaj Yadav IAS (Officiating Deputy Commissioner, Sirsa) presided over a luncheon mini conference.

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Yadav said that Press and Media has given new directions to nation as well as the world. He said that apart from the 3 pillars of democracy, the legislature, the Executive and the Judiciary, The Press & Media is being rightly pronounced as the uncrowned fourth pillar of the democracy. Its role in helping to maintain democracy cannot be denied. Where ever there is freedom to press the quality of democracy keep on improving. However Mr. Yadav expressed that if all these pillars start working in tandem in reality then India could perhaps leap forward at a greater pace. He even quoted the opening words of the Preamble to constitution of India, “We the people of India…….” These are the golden lines that still hold the key to a better India. [He was obviously latently referring to society mostly giving credit to either Judiciary or the Press only] Mr Yadav greeted the press and media persons on the National Press Day Occasion and very warmly said that such quick take conferences should become a regular feature. He assured that District Administration shall as always co-operate for such events. He praised the Sirsa media for its positive journalism compared to many places elsewhere.
DPRO Mr. Satish Mehra
DPRO Mr. Satish Mehra speaking on the occasion informed that very soon Haryana Government is going to announce a state media policy that shall help the journalists form all kinds of media.
Mr. Bhupender Dharmani said the government of India has been apprised of the changing scenario of Indian News media and recommendation have been sent from Press Organizations to take Electronic Media into its folds and aptly rename the Press Council of India to Media Council of India, so that the problems faced by the TV Media are addressed to properly.
Mr. Ved Goyal president ENMAS, Mr. Inder Mohan Sharma patron and S. Baljeet Singh president HUJ thanked the chief guest and all attendees.
When Senior Journalist Dr. OP Bansal of Hindustan Times and PTI rose to spoke, contrary to assumptions of a serious oration he took it in lighter vein and announced that as we are celebrating Press Day symbolic to freedom of the Press, on of our Journalist Mr. Baljeet Singh happily embraced shackles of Ghulami by getting married on this day!

Mr. Arun Mehta, Mr. Soraj Bhardwaj, Mr. Uttam Singh Grover, Mr. Amit Tiwari, Mr. Dinesh Kaushik, Mr. Pawan Kumar, Mr. S. Goyal, Mr. Pawandeep Singh Jolly, Mr. Gurjeet Singh Mann, Mr. Amar Singh Jayani, Mr. Sukhwinder Tagger, Mr. Satnam. Mr. Pankaj, Mr. Dheeraj Bajaj, Mr Jagdish Sharma. Mr. Krishan Kumar etc. were present.

Mr. Yadav also took suggestions about deciding the venue of Proposed PIB (Press Information Bureau) Photo Exhibition at Sirsa.

About National Press Day (Sirsa News Supplement)

National Press Day – The 16th of November – is symbolic of a free and responsible press in India. This was the day on which the Press Council of India started functioning as a moral watchdog to ensure that not only did the press maintain the high standards expected from this powerful medium but also that it was not fettered by the influence or threats of any extraneous factors. Though there are several Press or Media Councils world over, the Press Council of India is a unique entity in as-much-as this is the only body to exercise an authority even over the instruments of the state in its duty to safeguard the independence of the press.
Recommending the establishment of Press Council in 1956 the Ist Press Commission had concluded that the best way of maintaining professional ethics in journalism would be to bring into existence a body with statutory authority, of people principally connected with industry whose duty it would be to arbitrate. To this end the Press Council of India was established and the body that was evolved since November 16, 1966 has not belied the objective.
November 16 therefore personifies a responsible and free press in the country. All those who cherish it, so commemorate the day. The National Press Day on November 16 every year is commemorated in befitting manner by the Council. Since the year 1997 following Seminars have been organized by the Press Council on occasion of National Press Day (November 16).

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Talent Show 2006 at Govt. Polytechnic

Talent Show 2006 at Govt. Polytechnic

15 November 2006


A two day talent search………….details soon...........

Children’s Day Celebrated

Children’s Day Celebrated

14 November 2006


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A week long Bal Mela that commenced on 7th November was concluded today on the Birth Anniversary of Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru, which is observed as Children’s Day.

Mr Vikas Yadav (IAS) officiating Deputy Commissioner was the chief guest at the ceremony.

SDM Ms. Geeta Bharti, DPRO Mr. Satish Mehra, Mr. Bhupesh Mehta, Mr. Dumra, Mr. Dalip Jain, Ms. Gaganjot Kaur, Mr. Arun Maheshwari etc were present at the ceremony.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Legal Awareness Camp at District Jail

Legal Awareness Camp at District Jail

11 November 2006


A legal Awareness Camp was organized at District Jail Sirsa today as a part of Legal Awareness Week programs that started on 9th November (National Legal Awareness Day).

Mr. M.P. Mendiratta District & Session Judge also set up a Legal Aid Cell on the Jail premises.

Mr. MP Mendiratta said while addressing the Jail Inmates and the advocates that making the inmates aware of their legal rights can help change their lives. They should get the benefits of Free Legal Aid Cell.

Deputy Superintendent Jail Mr. Harvinder Singh, President BAR Association Mr. Daljit Singh Sra, Secretary Mr. Jaideep Garg, Ms. Chander Rekha Advocate, Ms. Hemlata Kapoor Advocate etc were present.

Mr. MP Mendiratta, District & Session Judge, also inspected the Jail soon after the camp.
SDO Held under SC Atrocities Act gets bail

Mr. S.K. Singh an SDO of DHBVNL posted at Ellenabad, who was held under Scheduled Casts (Prevention of Atrocities Act), got a bail from the court.

Acting on court orders, Ellenabad Police had arrested Mr. SK Singh SDO, on alleged charges of abusing a farm laborer and passing derogatory remarks against the caste of the laborer at the premises of farmer’s tube well. The SDO was their on a theft checking campaign.

The SDO on the other hand said that he had never abused the complainant and the charges against him were false and were made to evade theft inspection.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Bhupesh Mehta is District Congress President (City)

Bhupesh Mehta is District Congress President (City)

09 November 2006

Sirsa News

Mr. Bhupesh Mehta has been made president of Congress committee Sirsa (City). Mr. Mehta is also associated with various social bodies of city. Many of his friends and congressmen congratulated on his become the president. Mr. Mehta is a farmer and also owns a seed processing unit. He is said to be close to Mr. Randeep Singh Surjewala.

Sardul Singh Randhawa is Congress Halka President

Mr. Sardul Singh Randhawa, a young congress leader of village Amrasar Khoo has been made president of Congress Committee, Ellenabad Block. Mr Randahwa is son of Late S. Mukhtiar Singh Randhwa Numberdar, who was General Secretary LOKPANCHAYAT an important social body of Sirsa Rural side.
Master Sampooran Singh is Congress President Rania Block

Master Sampooran Singh a senior congress leader has been made president of Cong Committee Rania Block. Master Sampooran Singh is also the Chief Patron of Harayan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee Adhoc (HSGPC). Master Sampooran Singh is a very active social worker and is an executive member of Lokpanchayat (Regd.)
Ram ji Lal is Congress President Dabwali Block once again

Mr. Ramji Lal has been once again made the president Cong Committee, Dabwali Block on popular demand.

Farmers Dharna at Kalanwali

More than 100 farmers staged Dharna in front of Market Committee office Kalanwali
The farmers alleged that Cotton Mill owners were under weighting their produce in connivance with the officials of market committee and thus cheating farmers. Kisan Leaders, Mithoo Singh and Shaganjeet Singh Kurungawali also led a protest march in the Mandi before sitting on the Dharna

Rs. 4,700,000 for Drinking Water

SE PWD Public Health Mr. R.P. Gupta, informed that the PWD department has received RS 4.7 Crore for improving and augmenting drinking water supply in Sirsa. Mr. Gupta said that work has already started in about 15 villages, 13 water works are being repaired.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Bal Diwas Competitions Commence

Bal Diwas Competitions Commence
07 November 2006
Sirsa News
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Sirsa (Sirsa News)

Ms. Geeta Bharti SDM Sirsa today gave a 'Go' to Bal Diwas Children’s events and competitions.
The Events shall continue till 14th November. She released colorful balloons to start the celebrations today at BAL Bhawan, Barnala Road, SIRSA.
Ms Gagandeep Kaur In charge of Deaf & Dumb Center and Ms DP Malik as well teachers and principles of various schools were present

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Woman Sub Inspector accuses SIRSA SP of sexual Overtures

Woman Sub Inspector accuses SIRSA SP of sexual Overtures
03 November 2006
SIRSA (Sirsa News)
Amarjeet Kaur a Sub Inspector of Haryana Police, posted at Sirsa alleged sexual overtures and asking of sexual favours by SP Sirsa, Mr. Sultan Singh IPS. Amarjeet Kaur SI in an interview to a news channel in Chandigarh had said on 2nd Nov. 5, 06 that Sirsa SP had been asking her to visit him at night at various places to appease him sexually. She did not bow to his indecent proposals and has finally made complaints to the IG Police Mr. YP Singhal IPS Hisar Range and to the DG Haryana Police and is now giving this statement to this news channel.Mr. Sultan Singh
SP Sirsa: “It’s a concocted story”
The Superintendent of Police Mr. Sultan Singh denied the charges and said the sub inspector is a corrupt officer and has been recently involved in corruption and extortion charges. The Sp said that to evade suspension and departmental action on charges of extortion and bribery etc. she has falsely slapped these charges on him. The SP while talking to media persons in his office at Sirsa said that the SI has been suspended upon the report of DSP Ellenabad where a charges leveled against her by one Amarjeet Singh R/o Kumbhthala had accused her of asking Amarjeet Singh to pay her Rs20,000/- otherwise she shall implicate him in a Narcotics Case. The SP further said that Amarjeet Kaur is a much married lady and is a bad character (Read: said to be a woman of easy virtue.) He said that the SI had been transferred to Sirsa from Fatehabad on charges of corruption.
The SP further said that it’s easy for anybody to accuse anyone, but wait and let the truth come out in this case.
IG Yashpal Singhal said to a news agency in Hisar that he has received a complaint from SI Amarjeet Kaur, and has asked SP Sirsa for comments on this.
Meanwhile INLD supporters at Sirsa who were supposed to take a procession against rising prices changed tunes and made the transfer of the SP Sirsa as the primary issue and put back the previous issue in back drop. INLD spokesman Mr. RK Bhardwaj demanded immediate transfer of SP Sultan Singh. INLD workers and supporters in the shape of a huge procession reached Sirsa Mini- Secretariat complex.
Atma Singh Gill MP:
Atma Singh Gill MP said to the same news channel that the guilty shall be brought to book, whosoever he or she may be.

School for Blinds at Sirsa

School for Blinds at Sirsa- V Umashankar

02 November 2006

SIRSA (Sirsa News)

Mr. V. Umashankar Deputy Commissioner…..

Details Pictures Soon

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Haryana turns Forty Today

Haryana turns Forty Today

01 November 2006

SIRSA (Sirsa News)

Warm greetings from Sirsa News on the 41st Haryana Day today.

Commissioner RR Phulia Inaggurates Osho Shivir

Commissioner RR Phulia Inaggurates Osho Shivir

22~30 October 2006

SIRSA (Sirsa News)

Commissioner Hisar Range, Mr R.R. Phulia inaagurated Osho Bhakti Samdhi Shivir today at Jaat Dharmsahal. The Shivir will continue till 30th October, 2006. The chief guest was welcomed and garlanded by Mr. Ramesh Sahuwala, Mr Baldev Raj, Prof. Rakesh Maria, Mr. M.L. Mendiratta Prof. Harjinder Singh, Maa Prem Kamal etc. Swami Alok from Hisar the main Pravachk was welcomed before RR Phulia reached the venue.

Pictures and details soon………..

Commissioner Mr. R.R. Phulia Transferred, Mr Midha is new Commissioner Hisar Range

October 2006

Friday, October 27, 2006

Lok Adalat at Ottu Village

Lok Adalat at Ottu Village.

26 October 2006
SIRSA (Sirsa News)
CJM Mr. RK Dogra Informed that a Gramin LOK ADALAT shall be held on 28th October at Village Ottu. In this LOK ADALAT several cases/disputes under Hindu Marriage act, child marriage, MV Act, Civil and Criminal cases, etc shall be decided. Besides village Ottu, more 2 dozen villages, like Titu Khera, Haboli, Ferozabad, Keshupura, Mallekan, Maujdeen, as well as Rania cases shall be taken up here.

POLICE NEWS (Sirsa News)
Prostitution Den Cracked

The Distt. POLICE today cracked upon a den of prostitution in MITC colony and caught 4 women and 2 men, Police Spokesman informed Sirsa News. The den was being run by Ms. Sunita alias Seema w/o Ravi Kumar, Ms. Rajni, Ms. Pooja, Ms. Kajal Das, and Mr. Santokh Singh of Aboot Garh and Mr. Penga Singh of Village Sahuwal-I. Inspector Ms. Krishna Yadav raided the premises on clue from an informer, and arrested the accused. The accused have been booked at PS City under various sections of Prevention of Immoral Traffic Act.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

VISA Pilgrims to Nankana Sahib

VISA to Pilgrims to Nankana Sahib

26 October 2006
SIRSA (Sirsa News)

District administration spokesman informed Sirsa new that Sikhs intrested in pilgrimage to Nankana Sahib Pakistan should contact the High Commission at Delhi for issuance of VISA for attending Gurpurab of Guru Nanak Dev ji.

After issuance of VISA the pilgrims can visit Sikh Shrines and Gurdwaras in Pakistan between 3rd Nov & 7th November. Proper arrangements for stay during the pilgrimage had been arranged.
The address of High Commission is:
High Commission for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
2/50-G, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi-110021
Tel: 2600601, 2600603, 2600604, 2600905, 2676004 2678467
Telex: 31-65270
PARP INFax: 91-11-26372339

Friday, October 20, 2006

CJM Celebrates birthday with Speech & Hearing Impaired Children

CJM Mr. RK Dogra Celebrates birthday with Speech & Hearing Impaired Children

16 October 2006

SIRSA (Sirsa News)

Details soon………

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Randeep Surjewala Visits Rania, Shekhu Khera, Sirsa

Randeep Surjewala Visits Rania, Shekhu Khera,

Sirsa 16 October 2006

SIRSA (Sirsa News)

Details & Pictures soon………

Gurbani Amrit Parchar SANT SAMAGAM

Gurbani Amrit Parchar SANT SAMAGAM

13 ~ 15 October 2006

SIRSA (Sirsa News)

On the occasion of Guru Granth sahib Gadee Nasheeni Parv

Details ………

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Land Records of Sirsa Available on the Internet

12 October 2006

SIRSA (Sirsa News)

Land Records of Sirsa (Revenue Records) Available on the Internet. Visit:

Details and review of the site in a new post soon, till then checkout your land records at

Thursday, October 12, 2006

2 Medical centers sealed

2 Medical centers sealed

5 October 2006

SIRSA (Sirsa News)

A nursing home and a diagnostic centre were sealed here following a TV channel expose showing two doctors, including the president of Sirsa IMA, allegedly carrying out sex determination tests. The team, led by the district civil surgeon Dr Kaysth sealed the nursing home and the centre, Deputy Commissioner V Umashanker said.

However, the accused doctors have refuted the charges. The district administration decided to seal the diagnostic centre of Dr Kaushal and the ultrasound room of the private nursing home of Dr Ramesh Munjal, after the telecast of a TV report showing Dr Ramesh Munjal, President of IMA, Sirsa and Dr Kaushal as promoting female foeticide.

Reacting to the sting operation, Dr Munjal dismissed the charges against him as baseless. He said a few days back; some people had approached him and sought information about the city scan centre, which he gave to them. But when they talked about a sex determination test, he asked them to leave his clinic, he said. He said he would clarify his position after he returns from Delhi, where he has gone to visit his sister who had died of a massive heart attack. Dr Kaushal also denied the charges and said the whole video clipping shown by the TV channel was a manipulation and a conspiracy against him.

Meanwhile, Janvadi Mahila Samiti today submitted a memorandum to the City Magistrate demanding that ''these mercenary doctors should be booked under he PNDT Act'' They announced to hold a dharna outside the establishments of these doctors.

IG Police, Sh Y.P. Singhal for campaign against Narcotics

IG Police, Sh Y.P. Singhal for big campaign against Narcotics.

5 October 2006

SIRSA (Sirsa News)
Mr YP Singhal IG Police Hisar Range while addressing the top brass of district police officials on Wednesday 4th October 2006 said that a campaign at war footing should be out against smugglers of narcotics. SP Sirsa Mr. Sultan Singh, DSP Ellenbad, Mr Phool Singh, DSP Dabwali, Sajjan Singh, DSP HQ Sirsa, Mr Shiv Charan etc attended the address by IG at the SP Office Sirsa.

SP Sirsa Mr. Sultan Singh assured the IG that already the police is actively fighting the menace of Narcotics and its smuggling, the action against such offenders shall be stepped up.

The IG asked all the police officials to be extra vigilant during the oncoming Diwali and other festivities.

Ottu Lake Excavation Awareness March

Ottu Lake Excavation Awareness
March 02~06 October 2006
SIRSA (Sirsa News) Ellenabd-JeevanNagar-Rania-Ottu Area
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A Public awareness march titled ‘Ottu Jheel Nirman Jagritee Yatra” for need of excavation of Ottu Lake was conducted in Ellenabad-Jeevan Nagar Rania Area. The Yatra Started on 2nd October on Gandhi Jayanti Day from Gandhi Chowk Ellenabad and concluded on 6th October with a conference at the Ch. Devi Lal Ottu Weir.

The Yatra was spearheaded by Advocate Jarnail Brar, Mr Sukhdev Bhadu, Mr Brahmanand Sharma and other members of Ottu Jheel Nirman Sangrash Samiti, along with active support and participation of LOKPANCHAYAT a prominent NGO of the region, Mr. Jaswant Singh Josh, Bali Singh Budhimari, Sardul Singh Kotli, Swarn Singh Wirk, Gurdial Singh Wirk etc toured more than 50 villages from 2nd October to 6th October and conducted awareness lectures at every village. The Yatra was welcomed at all the villages as villagers are now aware of depleting ground water levels and the need of water conservation. On the concluding day on 6th October speaking at the right bank downstream of Ottu Weir, Mr. Jarnail Brar said that without people’s participation it was not possible to get this urgent demand fulfilled. S. Malkiat Singh Khosa Advocate said that it was not possible to make a real good lake that is useful for water storage with limited budget and work force like (he was referring to one that can be diverted from Rozgaar Guarantee Yojna Etc.) With such little resources only a small pond could be created and not a big storage water body that is the Ottu lake. He said “We should get disillusioned and we all should unite and strike in a big way to impress upon the Govt to take this project seriously so that a viable and useful lake is constructed.”
Before that Mr. Bhadu had said that if we tap the Rozagar Guarantee Yojna than with that work force only we can excavate the lake in no time.
Mr Swarn Singh Wirk in his address said that cutting across the party lines every one should put up strength behind this demand so that Govt may be impressed upon and forcedto yield to this genuine demand that shall not help farmers and environment but shall also help save electricity. Mr Wirk said at the time of inauguration of Ottu Weir by the then CM Mr. OP Chautala, delegation of Lokpancahyat had urged upon the then CM that its necessary to make a lake on the up stream of Ottu Weir to tap the full potential of Ghagger River and the New Ottu Weir, as ottu weir alone can only regulate the flow of Ghaggar waters and cannot hold the same to elongate the irrigation benefits. Talking to Sirsa News, Mr. Wirk said that we should tap the Rozagar Guarantee Yojna as well as get a large project for making of the lake cleared form the Govt. The Rozgar Guarantee Yojna shall come in handy once the lake is constructed for its de-silting and maintenance etc.
Mr Gurdial Singh Wirk, Mr. Sardul Singh Kotli, Mr. Ramji Lal Saharan, Mr. Singh of Modia Khera, Mr. Bali Singh Budhi Mari, Mr Jaswant Singh Josh President LOKPANCHAYAT, Mr. @#*! Bhadu, Mr Brhamanand Sahrma President, Sarpanch Asso. Ellenabad, Mr Sukhdev Bhadu, etc also detailed the usefulness of the lake.

Before this..........More details soon..............

Above pictures are of the Ottu Lake Nirman Jagriti Yatra as it passes through Village ShekhuKhera, Kirpal Patti & Mouju Khera

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Biyani Pariwar & Baba Bihari Netralaya Eye Camp

Biyani Pariwar & Baba Bihari Netralaya Eye Camp

26 September 2006

SIRSA (Sirsa News)

A Joint eye camp by Baba Bihari Netralaya and Biyani Pariwar was organized.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Justice Nirmal Yadav Inaugurates: Law College and B.Ed College

Justice Nirmal Yadav Inaugurates: Law College and B.Ed College

23 & 24 September 2006

SIRSA (Sirsa News)

Hon’ble Mrs. Justice Mrs. Nirmal Yadav, Judge Punjab & Haryana High Court inaugurated two new colleges in Sirsa.

Law College
On Sunday Morning Hon’ble Mrs. Justice Mrs. Nirmal Yadav, Judge Punjab & Haryana High Court inaugurated Lala Hans Raj Phutela College (LHRPC) of Law in B-Block. The law college has been established by Sirsa Education Society in the SES Campus, SES also has already 3 institutes: GRG School, CMK National Girls College and College Of Education running on the same campus.
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Hon’ble Mrs. Justice Mrs. Nirmal Yadav, Judge Punjab & Haryana High Court was welcomed by the members of the management by presenting bouquets. The Justice unveiled the curtain of the law college and then took a round of the college classrooms, computer lab and library.

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Soon after she went to the Lala Somnath Auditorium on the SES Campus. A colorful band march of GRG school students escorted the Chief Guest, other guests and members to the auditorium.

After lighting of ceremonial lamps by the chief guest, students of CMK College, GRG Girls School presented a lively cultural program of three dance numbers and a power packed choreography on national unity.

Mrs. Deepti Dharmani of CDLU ably anchored the stage in chaste English. Kumud R. Bansal read a brief description of the history and achievements of Sirsa Education Society. Principal Ms. Anupam Ahluwalia addressed the gathering and assured that state of the art education shall be furnished to law students at this college.

Hon’ble Mrs. Justice Mrs. Nirmal Yadav, Judge Punjab & Haryana High Court, while addressing the audience said that she had old connections with district Sirsa when she was posted here, she could recall those days and she has noticed a big change in Sirsa especially on the education front there had been lot of progress lately. She said that knowledge of law and legal awareness is the call of time and all citizens should have legal awareness for a better a society. She hoped that the new college would be an instrument in filling the gap in legal education in this region. She also exhorted and requested the lawyers and judiciary of Sirsa to associate the students of this new college with them from time to time so that the students get a sound footing of the practical Law, she advised the erstwhile students that they must use the college library extensively and also take help of computers etc. In a lighter vein she said that gone are the days when students used to depend heavily on Allahabad Law Series by Jhabwala. Today’s lawyers have to be highly competitive and update in their legal knowledge all the time.

She could recall many faces from the leading lawyers sitting in the auditorium, like Adv. Singh Sra, Adv. Mr. Ramesh Mehta, Adv. Mr. A.N. Jain etc. She wished success to the new law college and also said that She had seen the philanthropic nature of Kumud R. Bansal and she was sure that this able Gen. Secretary of the Law College should not even face teething troubles.

Mentioning that Babu Ram Phutela’s family had generously donated Rs 31,000,00-00 in the memory of Lala Hansraj Phutela. She said that she had been told that there is no dearth of donors in Sirsa and people like Mr Phutela and Dr. RS Sangwan are always ready to donate for noble causes.

Ms Anupam Ahluwalia told Sirsa News that this law college is affiliated to KUK and the degrees shall thus be conferred by KUK hence the degrees are recognized by Bar Council of India (BCI).

Sh. R.K. Dogra CJM, Sh. AK Bishnoi, Civil Judge Sr. Div., several leading lawyers and educationists of Sirsa, were present at this ceremony.

Mr. J.N. Tayal, Adv. Bhagirath Gupta, Dr. Karan Singh, Dr. RS Sangwan, are the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer, and Chief Patron of LHPC of Law respectively.

B. Ed College

Before That on Saturday Evening Hon’ble Mrs. Justice Mrs. Nirmal Yadav, Judge Punjab & Haryana High Court also inaugurated Rashoba College of Education at Parshuram Chowk.

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Ms. Kumud R. Bansal, Mr. Arvind Bansal, Mr. Pankaj Bansal, Vasudha Bansal, Sh Radhey Sham Jindal, Vishnu Gupta, Trisha Chaudhary, Seema Bansal, Shiv Sahnkar Bansal, comprising the managing committee were all present along with many dignitaries from Sirsa City. Ms. Sushma Chaudhary had been appointed as the Principal of this new college.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Remembring Ch. Devi Lal

Remembring Ch. Devi Lal Ex DPM

25 September 2006

SIRSA (Sirsa News)

Late Ch. Devilal’s 92nd birth anniversary fall today. Sirsa news shall bring spl write up on the Late Kisan Leader. With exclusive photographs not be found any where else.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Haryana to be free from Power perils in 30 months - Selja

Haryana to be free from Power perils in 30 months - Selja 22 September 2006
22 September 2006
SIRSA (Sirsa News)
Union Minister for Housing, Urban Development & Poverty Alleviation, Ms Selja, addressing a press conference at Banssivat Mandir Complex today said that the ongoing problem of Power Shortage being faced by Haryana should be over in about 2 ½ years. She said that there is huge gap between and demand and supply, this is so because the previous Govt had done nothing concrete about power generation.
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Dr KV Singh, Mr. Surender Nehra, Mr Parveen Bagla and Sh Hoshiara Lal Sharma flanked her. Dr KV OSD to CM Haryana said that only yesterday Haryana Govt had signed MoUs with 4 private companies for supply 770 MW of Power to Haryana by 2008. Dr. KV Singh said that already Gas based and Coal based Power Generation Projects are under development in Haryana. Dr. Singh further said that Haryana Govt is further negotiating to lease contract some mines in Jharkhand is planning to put up Power Generation Plants at the mine sites it self, this shall prevent rheft of Coal, delay in reaching of coal, cut down huge transportation charges involved in delivering coal to thermal station. Dr Singh also said that site for a Nuclear Power station has also been earmarked at Fatehabad.

Dr. KV Singh also said that the the order of Punjab And Harayana High Court to restrain and stop all commercial activity on residential plots was limited to areas under control of HUDA only.

Later Ms Selja went to visit residence of Mr. Prem Singh Kamboj a congress leader, there after she layed foundation stones of 3 new power sub stations of different capacities at Risalia Khera etc. A delegation……………more soon

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

No Privatization of Govt. Polytechnics-Deputy Commissioner

No Privatization of Govt. Polytechnics-Deputy Commissioner

20 September 2006
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SIRSA (SirsaNews)
Deputy Commissioner Sirsa Mr. V Umashankar, clarified that Ch Devilal Polytechnic College, Nathusari Chopta is not being privatized at all. Instead to streamline the education system and for development works, a 9 member education society has been formed under the chairman ship of Education Department’s Financial Commissioner and Chief Secretary Haryana.

The DC Said that this committee shall look into the mater of unfilled vacancies and shall fill the vacancies on ad-hoc basis only. These employees shall not be transferred to any other college. So as to confine them to institute they have applied for. The need to form such societies arose because many colleges situated in villages and remote areas had a large no. of vacancies, which were not getting filled up thus affecting the studies of students in these colleges.

Mr. V. Umashankar further made it clear that the ITI at Sirsa is also not being privatized in fact it is being upgraded to Center of Excellence, its one of the few ITI in state, that are being upgraded. The state Govt. shall be spending more than 60lacs rupees for it.

He appealed to students and youth not get misled by rumourmongers and false propaganda and instead pay attention to their studies.

15 September 2006

Students of Govt. Polytechnic Sirsa (GPS) & Govt. Polytechnic for Women Sirsa (GPW) took to the road and jammed traffic at least at two places: Bamiki Chowk & Sangwan Chowk. The students were protesting against speculated privatization of Govt. Polytechnic Colleges in Haryana as well against sexual molestation of some girl students at Vishwas School Hisar.

16th~20th September 2006

Faculities and principals of GPS & GPW were seen pacifying the students. Mr. Sudhir Gilhotra Principal Govt. Polytechnic College Sirsa appealed to the students of his college to call off their agitation, as their apprehensions were baseless. There was no question of privatization and only ceratin youth leaders were spreading such gossip to garner youth strength behind them. Mr, Yashpal Beharwal also addressed media persons and informed about the facts.

With te efforts of college staff and SDM Ms. Geeta Bharti a large section of the students especially of GPS called off their agitation and resumed college like normal on Wednesday.

However students of GPW continued the stir and took out a procession to the Mini Secretariat complex on Wednesday to the SDM office. En-route the girl students also tried to put up a road blockade that was prevented by the Police.

The girl students were insisting on the SDM to furnish them a written clarification regarding privatization fee enhancements etc.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

CIC Haryana Mr. R Madhwan to preside over Conference on RTI

CIC Haryana Mr. R Madhwan to preside over Conference on Right To Information (RTI)

15 September 2006


Details…………..on 21st.

[The editor was on leave........]

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

BSNL Broad Band Failure since 11th September

BSNL Broad Band Failure since 11th September

13 September 2006


BSNL Broad Band Failure since 11 September 2006 in C Block Exchange Area,

Optical Fiber Cable Cut off. BSNL team from Hisar is struggling to trouble shoot the OFC.

No New News Post by SIRSA NEWS till resumption of broadband.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Rania-Ellenabad Road blocked by irate villagers

Rania-Ellenabad Road blocked by irate villagers

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10 September 2006


Irate villagers today blocked Rania-JeevanNagar-Ellenabad Road today for hours together. The villagers put up the blockade in protest against Police Inaction against a spate series of thefts of tube-well accessories [Motor Starters, Cables etc.] happening in villages. Today in the morning the villagers caught hold of a couple of thieves themselves but one of the thieves managed to escape. The villagers alleged that these thefts were happening invariably in the past and upon information and complaint to police no action is taken by the Police, if at all there were some people picked by police for interrogation on insistence of villagers they were let go without any interrogation. DSP Mr. Shiv Charan tried to pacify the agitated villagers, but the villagers remained adamaent.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

HSGPC Submits 50,000 Affidavits Favoring Separate Gurdwara Committee

HSGPC Submits 50,000 Affidavits from Sirsa Favoring Separate Gurdwara Committee in Haryana
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Details Soon..........

09 September 2006


A Jatha of members of Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (Adhoc) left with more than 50,000 affidavits from Sikhs of Distt SIRSA supporting the formation of a separate management body for Sikh Gurdwaras and Sikh Shrines in Haryana. These affidavits to be deposited at the residence of Mr. Harmohinder Singh Chattha Agriculture Minister Haryana who also heads the ‘Chatta Committee’ set up by Govt of Haryana to look into the demand of Sikhs of Haryana. The Chatta committee had previously asked Sikhs of Haryana to send in affidavits favoring the formation of HSGPC or objections to it by 9th September 2006.

S. Jagtaar Singh Taari State Spokesman of HSGPC (Adhoc) informed SIRSANEWS That the affidavits favoring the committee from Sirsa-Rania-JeevanNagar-Ellenbad-Kalanwali-Dabwali and Rori areas were deposited with Dr. Gurcharn Singh Sandhu, Distt Presdient HSGPC (Adhoc). Bundles of these affidavits were today carried by S. Jagdev Singh Mattdadu, Member SGPC, S. Surender Singh Wirk, S. Sardul Singh Kotli, Malkiat Singh Rania, Puran Singh Rania, Laadi etc. to Kurukshetra.

At the time of sending Jatha with these bundles, S. Malkit Singh Khosa, Dr. Gurcahran Singh, Dr. Avtaar Singh, S. Malik Singh Kang, S. Mahender Singh Khajakhera, S. Lakhbir Singh Gill, S. Jagtaar Singh Taari, Master Sampooran Singh were present.

From Kurukshetra 09 Sep 2006

S. Deedar Singh Nalwi Gen Secretary HSGPC (Adhoc) informed Sirsa News over a telephonic talk that Sikhs from all over Haryana have responded with great enthusiasm at this opportunity to voice their long-standing demand for a separate committee for management of Gurdwaras in Haryana. Over 2 lakh affidavits favoring the formation of HSGPC have already poured in at the residence of Mr. Harmohinder Singh Chatta, several thousands more affidavits are expected to reach before evening.

KRUKSHETRA: (PTI) Haryana Agriculture Minister Harmohinder Singh Chatha said that the decision regarding the formation of a separate Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) for Haryana would be announced by year-end,

"The decision regarding the formation of separate SGPC for Haryana will be announced by December 31, 2006 after conducting parleys with the stalwart leaders and social organisation working in the sate for the welfare of the Sikh community," he said after meeting a delegation of Sikhs at his residence on Pipli road.

Chatha, who heads the committee set up by the state government to look into the issue of setting up a separate SGPC for Haryana, said it was a "social and religious matter and there was no politics in it".

Jagdish Singh Jhinda, president of the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee along with about hundred Sikh leaders from all over the state, submitted 1.5 lakh affidavits, supporting the setting up of a separate SGPC, to Chatha.

The Minister said that due consideration will be given to all the affidavits after their perusal. He assured the delegation that the interests of the community would be protected at all costs.

Jhinda said already two lakh affidavits had been sent to Chatha committee, as September 9 was the last date for submission. He said had there been more time, nine lakh Sikhs could have submitted the affidavits for the formation of a separate SGPC for Haryana.

Earlier: (Sirsa News)
A meeting held by Mr. Ahrwaan an SGPC member and protégés of Mr Badal held at the 10th Patshahi Gurdwara at SIRSA, said that Sikhs of Haryana at no cost will allow the Government to form a separate Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee for Haryana.
He said that SGPC had opposed the Haryana government's proposal to set up separate committee for managing affairs of Sikh shrines.
Mr. Ahrwaan quoting Mr Avtaar Singh Makker president SGPC said that Shiromani Gurdawara Parbhandak Committee (SGPC) had warned Haryana Government against its move to set up separate Gurdawara Parbhandak Committee for Haryana. Mr. Ahrwaan said that SGPC President Avtar Singh Makkar along with other members of the committee had also submitted a memorandum to the Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Legal Awareness Education Camp at Village Mallewala

Legal Awareness Education Camp at Village Mallewala

06 September 2006


A legal aid camp was organized at village Mallewala to educate villagers about the free services offered by District Legal Aid Cell, Sirsa. Advocate Gurdarshan Sidhu informed Sirsa News that as per directions of Sh RK Dogra CJM, camps are organized at every weekend at different locations to make people aware about law and their legal rights. In the camp at Village Mallewala, Ms. Balbir Kaur Gandhi Advocate, Ms. Sunita Gupta Advocate, Ms. Shard Makkar Advocate, Ms. Chander Rekha Advocate, Mr. Sushil Verma Advocate & Mr. Gurdarshan Singh Sidhu Advocate informed villagers about civil and criminal law and also about Consumer Protection Laws, as well as Labour Laws.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Surgeon's Son Pranjal Chaudhary dies in road accident

Surgeon’s Son, Pranjal Chaudhary dies in road accident

05 September 2006


Son of Dr. Mohar Singh Chaudhary an eminent surgeon of Sirsa, Mr. Pranjal Chaudhary died in a tragic road accident in Pune yesterday. Only son of Dr Chaudhary was pursuing his MBBS at famous DY Patil Medical College Pune.

The funeral shall take place at Tara Nagar Rajasthan.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Commissioner R.R. Phulia inaugurates welfare camp for the disabled

Commissioner R.R. Phulia inaugurates welfare camp for the disabled.
29 August 2006
Also assured that there shall be greater emphasis on road safety & smooth running of traffic.

The District Red Cross Society will set up a big workshop here to manufacture artificial limbs for the disabled in near future. The workshop, the first of its kind in the state, will cater to the physically challenged persons of the state.This was stated by the Hisar Divisional Commissioner, Mr R.R. Fuliya, while addressing a meeting of officials after inaugurating a welfare camp organised for the physically challenged persons at the Dalbir Singh Indoor Stadium today.
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The camp had been organised jointly by the District Red Cross Society and the Bhagwan Mahabir Vikalang Sahayata Samiti, Jaipur-Delhi. Former Darba MLA Thakur Bahadur Singh presided over the function. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr V. Umashankar, the Subdivisional Magistrate, Ms Geeta Bharti, and the City Magistrate, Mr P.K. Sharma, were present.The Commissioner exhorted NGOs and voluntary organisations to contribute their mite in serving the physically challenged persons.The Deputy Commissioner maintained that the camp would continue for four days, during which artificial limbs and other aids would be provided to thousands of physically challenged persons.A workshop for manufacturing artificial limbs according to the needs of the visiting patients had been set up at the camp.
Assured that there shall be greater emphasis on road safety & smooth running of traffic.
Mr. R.R. Fuliya assured that there should be greater emphasis on road safety & smooth running of traffic. Road side shrubs and unwanted vegetation will be removed, all the blinding turns shall be properly marked with sign boards as these blinding turns are a major cause of many accidents. He instructed PWD B&R and Forest department officials to carry out the needed operations at the earliest.Also read Road Safety Suggestions submitted to Sh. Randeep Singh Surjewala by SirsaNews, Most of these are relevant today also, read Road Safety Week at:

St. Xavier’s students performance applauded at Badminton Championship

St. Xavier’s students performance applauded at Badminton Championship

28 August 2006

[More pictures requested from School Administration or the participating students for posting]
Xavierites have shown an excellent performance at badminton championship organized by District Badminton Association. In this badminton championship, Ravish, Rocky, Ankit, Ananaya, Rishab. Naman & Anurag & Ojaswini from girls gave excellent performance and won many medals. School Principal, Fr. Ivo Dias & Sports instructor, Mr. Ajab Singh Poonia congratulated these students on their victory.
For more information on St. Xavier’s Sirsa, visit School Web Site, [the web site hasn’t been updated lately]

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Protest March & Memorandum against forced haircut of Sikhs

Protest March & Memorandum against forced haircut of Sikhs

26 August 2006

The Sikh Community took a protest march taking along scores of Sikhs of Sirsa. The march started from Gurdwara 10th Patshahi marched through Rori bazaar etc. and reached the Deputy Commissioner’s camp office to submit a memorandum to the President of India through the DC against forced haircut of a Sikh Youth in Jaipur by some hooligans who also bet him up brutally. In the absence of the DC the Tehsildar received the memorandum. The Tehsildar while deploring the incident said that the memorandum shall be forwarded to the President of India.
S. Navneet Singh Sethi, Dr, Gurcharan Singh Sandhu, Bibi Daljeet Kaur, Malkit Singh Kang, S. Mohinder Singh Khaja Khera, S. Sukhdev Singh Dhillon, S. Jaspreet Singh, S. Lakhbir Singh Gill, S. Amarjeet Singh, S. Brahmjeet Singh Kanwar and many other noted Sikhs were present.

Meanwhile the main assaulter & culprit in the above case has been arrested in Delhi. Read related story below:

New Delhi, August 24

The forced haircut of a Sikh boy in Jaipur created storm in both Houses of Parliament today as Home Minister Shivraj Patil assured agitated members in the Rajya Sabha that the government would take note of such incidents hurting religious sentiments.

Cutting across party lines, members demanded stern action against the culprits even as the Centre gave a clean chit to the Rajasthan Government regarding the follow-up action taken by it.

The issue triggered a clash between the BJP-Akali Dal and the Congress over the issue of protection of minorities with the rival sides targeting each other over their ‘poor’ record.

Congress member Madhusudan Mistry, as soon as the House met for the day, alleged that minorities were not safe in BJP-ruled states, evoking sharp protests from the Opposition.

Responding to concerns expressed in the Upper House by emotionally-charged members, particularly from the Sikh community, Mr Patil appealed to people not to fall prey to nefarious designs of certain elements to divide society by whipping up religious passions.

Members, cutting across party lines, supported S.S. Ahluwalia (BJP) who raised the issue during Zero Hour.

In the Lok Sabha, the incident triggered a clash between the BJP-Akali Dal and the Congress with the rival sides targeting each other over their ‘poor’ record on the issue of protection of minorities.

The issue, which forced two adjournments in the Lok Sabha, was raised by Congress member Madhusudan Mistry as soon as the House met for the day.

He alleged that the minorities were not safe in BJP-ruled states, evoking sharp protests from Opposition benches.

The incident was condemned by Speaker Somnath Chatterjee.

As soon as Zero Hour began, Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa (SAD) said the incidents had hurt the sentiments of the Sikh community very much.

Describing the incident, he said, involved a Sikh student of Jaipur whose hair were forcibly cut after he was beaten up by a group of four students jealous over the boy’s love-affair with a girl.

‘’Severe action should be taken against the four youths who have now been arrested,’’ Dhindsa said.

Immediately, the Akali Dal members were on their feet, and were supported by the BJP members.

Congress MP Madhusudan Mistry, supported by his other Congress and UPA colleagues, he wanted a statement from the government in this regard. He alleged that the incident only proved that minorities were not safe in the BJP-ruled States.

As this led to heated exchanges between the members of the ruling and the Opposition, the Speaker adjourned the house for five minutes