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Stone laid for housing complex

NEW DELHI OCT. 28. The Delhi Chief Minister, Sheila Dikshit, today laid the foundation stone of the New Delhi Municipal Council's Staff Housing Complex at Valmiki Basti on Mandir Marg.

The NDMC proposes to construct 32 houses for group `D' employees who are working in exigencies. The housing complex will cost Rs.133 lakhs and will be completed in a year.

Appreciating the work done by the employees, the NDMC chairperson, Sindhushree Khullar, said the civic body was extending all possible facilities to them nearby their work place. Mrs. Dikshit felicitated 56 employees of NDMC for organising the half marathon event on October 3.

Change in exam schedule

NEW DELHI OCT. 28. The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has announced a change in the end term examination schedule.

The examination of PHE-1 and PHE-2 of Bachelor of Science Programme will be held in the afternoon of December 2 instead of December 3 as mentioned in the date sheet. The examination of PHE-7 will be held on December 28 in the morning session and PHE-10 will be held on December 6.

New president of APHS

NEW DELHI. OCT. 28. The Chairman of the Department of Minimal Access Surgery at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Pradeep Chowbey, has been elected president of the Asia Pacific Hernia Society (APHS). For the first time, an Indian surgeon has been elected to such a prestigious post in the Asia Pacific Region comprising countries like Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, Korea and Malaysia.

The honour bestowed on Dr. Chowbey marks the recognition of high quality work being done by Indian surgeons at the international level and implies that endosurgery done in India is at par with surgery done abroad.

Drive against tempered meters

NEW DELHI OCT. 28. Random checks to detect tampered electricity meters were conducted across the city by BSES as a part of special enforcement drive. Penalties in excess of Rs.1 crore was realised from 100 consumers who were found guilty of having tampered meters and load misuse.

BSES has filed around 77 FIR's relating to direct theft and issued 100 public hearing notices. The drive has so far covered 8,500 meters and exposed that one in every two meters in the Capital is either tampered or susceptible to electricity pilferage.

L-G's intervention sought

New Delhi Oct. 28. Disappointed with the decision of the Delhi Government and MCD not to extend the last date for paying property tax, a traders' organisation today urged Lt.- Governor B.L. Joshi to intervene in the matter.

In a memorandum submitted to the Lt Governor, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) also complained that the Unit Area Method (UAM) for computing property tax was non-transparent and discriminated against the traders and the industrialists.

Discourse on Vedanta

NEW DELHI OCT. 28. The Vedanta Institute Delhi is organising a talk here in the Capital's Siri Fort Auditorium on Friday on "Vedanta for Practical Living" by Swami Parthasarathy who is acclaimed as the greatest living exponent of Vedanta and who dedicated himself to its research and propagation for over half a century.

On the occasion, a book titled "Vedanta Treatise -- The Eternities" will also be released. The book expounds the ancient philosophy of the Vedas and presents the eternal principle of life and living. Living is a technique that needs to be learnt and practised, says Swami Parthasarathy in the book, adding : "The technique provides the formula for combining continual action with enduring peace. It further equips one with a clear intellect to meet the challenges of the world."

Continuing with his annual Bhagwad Gita discourse, Swami Parthasarathy will also deliver a series of talks on "Chapter V : The Yoga of Renunciation of Action" from November 3 to 7 at the FICCI Auditorium on Tansen Marg. The series has been organised by the Lakshmipat Singhania Education Foundation.

Stone laid for housing complex

NEW DELHI OCT. 28. The Delhi Chief Minister, Sheila Dikshit, today laid the foundation stone of the New Delhi Municipal Council's Staff Housing Complex at Valmiki Basti on Mandir Marg.

The NDMC proposes to construct 32 houses for group `D' employees who are working in exigencies. The housing complex will cost Rs.133 lakhs and will be completed in a year.

Appreciating the work done by the employees, the NDMC chairperson, Sindhushree Khullar, said the civic body was extending all possible facilities to them nearby their work place. Mrs. Dikshit felicitated 56 employees of NDMC for organising the half marathon event on October 3.

Change in exam schedule

NEW DELHI OCT. 28. The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has announced a change in the end term examination schedule.

The examination of PHE-1 and PHE-2 of Bachelor of Science Programme will be held in the afternoon of December 2 instead of December 3 as mentioned in the date sheet. The examination of PHE-7 will be held on December 28 in the morning session and PHE-10 will be held on December 6.

New president of APHS

NEW DELHI. OCT. 28. The Chairman of the Department of Minimal Access Surgery at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Pradeep Chowbey, has been elected president of the Asia Pacific Hernia Society (APHS). For the first time, an Indian surgeon has been elected to such a prestigious post in the Asia Pacific Region comprising countries like Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, Korea and Malaysia.

The honour bestowed on Dr. Chowbey marks the recognition of high quality work being done by Indian surgeons at the international level and implies that endosurgery done in India is at par with surgery done abroad.

Drive against tempered meters

NEW DELHI OCT. 28. Random checks to detect tampered electricity meters were conducted across the city by BSES as a part of special enforcement drive. Penalties in excess of Rs.1 crore was realised from 100 consumers who were found guilty of having tampered meters and load misuse.

BSES has filed around 77 FIR's relating to direct theft and issued 100 public hearing notices. The drive has so far covered 8,500 meters and exposed that one in every two meters in the Capital is either tampered or susceptible to electricity pilferage.

L-G's intervention sought

New Delhi Oct. 28. Disappointed with the decision of the Delhi Government and MCD not to extend the last date for paying property tax, a traders' organisation today urged Lt.- Governor B.L. Joshi to intervene in the matter.

In a memorandum submitted to the Lt Governor, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) also complained that the Unit Area Method (UAM) for computing property tax was non-transparent and discriminated against the traders and the industrialists.

Discourse on Vedanta

NEW DELHI OCT. 28. The Vedanta Institute Delhi is organising a talk here in the Capital's Siri Fort Auditorium on Friday on "Vedanta for Practical Living" by Swami Parthasarathy who is acclaimed as the greatest living exponent of Vedanta and who dedicated himself to its research and propagation for over half a century.

On the occasion, a book titled "Vedanta Treatise -- The Eternities" will also be released. The book expounds the ancient philosophy of the Vedas and presents the eternal principle of life and living. Living is a technique that needs to be learnt and practised, says Swami Parthasarathy in the book, adding : "The technique provides the formula for combining continual action with enduring peace. It further equips one with a clear intellect to meet the challenges of the world."

Continuing with his annual Bhagwad Gita discourse, Swami Parthasarathy will also deliver a series of talks on "Chapter V : The Yoga of Renunciation of Action" from November 3 to 7 at the FICCI Auditorium on Tansen Marg. The series has been organised by the Lakshmipat Singhania Education Foundation.

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